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  1. Programa computacional para calcular a potência requerida de máquinas e implementos agrícolas

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    Pablo Pereira Corrêa Klaver

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available O uso de programas computacionais no setor agrícola permite atingir objetivos específicos na área. Dentre esses, um dos mais complexos é a seleção adequada de máquinas e implementos agrícolas visando à otimização de operações agrícolas, devido, principalmente, à grande variedade de equipamentos existentes no mercado e a gama de tarefas e situações de trabalho que estas são submetidas no campo. O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver um programa computacional para calcular a potência requerida de máquinas e implementos agrícolas normalmente utilizados na condução de operações de campo, desde o preparo do solo até as operações de implantação de culturas. Desenvolvido em linguagem PHP, o programa computacional baseia-se na norma ASAE D497.4 - Agricultural Machinery Management Data como referência para desenvolvimento de cálculos. A partir do programa desenvolvido, tornou-se possível a execução de tarefas para cálculos de avaliação da demanda de potência de máquinas e implementos agrícolas de forma simplificada pela internet.

  2. PROGRAMA COMPUTACIONAL DE SIMULACIÓN HIDRÁULICA DEL RIEGO POR SURCOS USANDO EL MODELO DE ONDA CINEMÁTICA (PARTE I: Fundamento teórico)

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    BECERRA, ALEJANDRO; TAFUR HERMANN, HAROLD

    2006-01-01

    .... En este artículo se expone el fundamento teórico del modelo de simulación hidráulica onda cinemática, el cual fue usado para el desarrollo de un programa computacional que simula los diferentes eventos en el riego por surcos...

  3. Desenvolvimento de um programa computacional didático para o projeto de colunas de absorção

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    Nehemias Curvelo Pereira

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available A absorção de gases é uma operação unitária da engenharia química na qual há a transferência de massa de uma corrente gasosa para uma corrente líquida. O princípio desta operação é simples e as dificuldades no dimensionamento das colunas de absorção estão associadas à execução de um conjunto de balanços de massa e de energia nas condições de operação do sistema. Elaborou-se, usando a linguagem de programação DELPHI, voltada ao ambiente WINDOWS, e algumas equações encontradas na literatura, um programa computacional de caráter didático para o projeto de torres de absorção isotérmicas, com diversos tipos de recheio e com operação em contracorrente. Os resultados são apresentados tanto em forma numérica como de gráficos, sendo possível sua impressão. Alguns exemplos tirados da literatura foram usados para testar a eficácia do software e observou-se que os erros apresentados pelos resultados do programa variam em torno de 5%

  4. Penetrômetro de impacto stolf - programa computacional de dados em EXCEL-VBA

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    Rubismar Stolf

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Há dois principais tipos de penetrômetro, o estático e o dinâmico. No primeiro, uma haste com uma ponta cônica é introduzida contínua e lentamente (quase estático, registrando-se concomitantemente a força de reação que é igual à resistência do solo. No segundo, utiliza-se a mesma haste. Contudo, esta é introduzida por meio da promoção de uma massa de impacto em queda livre. Dessa forma, a teoria pode ser tratada pela dinâmica newtoniana para obtenção da resistência. O objetivo do programa é proporcionar uma ferramenta rápida, facilitadora da computação de dados de resistência do solo, para esse último penetrômetro, resultando tabelas e gráficos já no formato científico. Desenvolvido em linguagem de programação Visual Basic Aplication (VBA, escolheu-se o aplicativo Excel como interface com o usuário pela sua popularidade. É constituído por quatro planilhas, duasauxiliares, sendo duas delas essenciais, Plan1 e 2: Plan1 - dados de entrada (número de impactos e profundidade. Concomitante à digitação, a tabela de resistência é confeccionada com o respectivo gráfico, podendo tabelar 40 perfis. Plan2 - cumpre função especial de equalizar, ou seja, padronizar a profundidade em camadas constantes, permitindo unificar todos os perfis em uma única tabela. Para tal, escolhe-se uma espessura de camada (exemplo: 5 cm; em seguida, o programa coleta os dados de resistência (MPa da Plan1 e interpola os valores para a profundidade de 5 em 5 cm. Após realizar esse procedimento para todas as tabelas da Plan1, o programa gera, na Plan2, uma única tabela com todos os perfis, a média geral e os respectivos gráficos. É possível selecionar os perfis; por exemplo, apenas os medidos na linha ou entrelinha de plantio e eliminar perfis a critério do usuário. Como objetivo complementar, descreve-se a evolução do projeto "Penetrômetro de impacto", iniciado em 1982, cuja técnica passou a ser adotada no meio cient

  5. Programa GENES: Aplicativo Computacional em Estatística Aplicada à Genética (GENES - Software for Experimental Statistics in Genetics

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    Cosme Damião Cruz

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available The main purpose of the GENES software is to help people working with genetic analysis and data processing in breeding programs, using several biometrics models. This software has several help windows that are very friendly to the user. More information about this program is available in the book" Programa GENES - Aplicativo Computacional em Genética e Estatística, 442. 1997". Purchase orders are welcome at the following address: editora@mail.ufv.br. Shareware copies of the GENES software are available at http://www.genetica.dbg.ufv.br.RESUMO O programa GENES é um software destinado à análise e processamento de dados por meio de diferentes modelos biométricos. Seu uso é de grande importância em estudos genéticos aplicados ao melhoramento vegetal e animal, por permitir estimativa de parâmetros para entendimento de fenômenos biológicos e fundamentais em processo de tomada de decisão e na predição do sucesso e viabilidade da estratégia de seleção. O programa pode ser obtido pela rede Internet (http://www.genetica.dbg.ufv.br ou por solicitação pelo endereço: Departamento de Biologia Geral, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, 36571-000 Viçosa, MG, Brasil. O programa conta com telas de ajuda, tornando-o de fácil utilização. Informações adicionais sobre seu uso estão disponíveis no livro" Programa GENES - Aplicativo Computacional em Genética e Estatística, 442, 1997" adquirido por E-mail enviado para editora@mail.ufv.br.

  6. Programa computacional de simulación hidráulica del riego por surcos usando el modelo de onda cinemática (parte I: fundamento teórico)

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    ALEJANDRO BECERRA; HAROLD TAFUR HERMANN

    2006-01-01

    .... En este artículo se expone el fundamento teórico del modelo de simulación hidráulica onda cinemática, el cual fue usado para el desarrollo de un programa computacional que simula los diferentes eventos en el riego por surcos...

  7. Programa computacional de simulación hidráulica del riego por surcos usando el modelo de onda cinemática(parte II: presentación del programa.

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    ALEJANDRO BECERRA

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Una de las técnicas de riego más utilizada en el mundo, en particular en el Valle geográfico del Río Cauca, es el riego por surcos. Sin embargo las eficiencias obtenidas con el sistema dejan mucho que desear. En la idea de mejorar el manejo y dimensionamiento de esta técnica se desarrolló un programa computacional (SRISOC capaz de simular las diferentes fases del riego por surcos, utilizando el modelo de onda cinemática, permitiendo además interpretar problemas de contaminación por solutos.

  8. Computational program to design heat pumps by compression (ciclo 1.0); Programa computacional para diseno de bombas de calor por compresion (ciclo 1.0)

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    De Alba Rosano, Mauricio [CIE, UNAM, Temixco, Morelos (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    A new computational program has been developed in order to design single stage compression heat pumps. This software, named CICLO 1.0 allows the design of water-water, water-air, air-water and air-air heat pumps, for industrial and residential applications. CICLO 1.0 simulates three types of compressors: reciprocating, screw and scroll. Also has a data base created with REFPROP software which includes eleven refrigerants. The condenser and evaporator simulation includes global conductance (UA) determination, and when one or both are shell and tube's type, this software shows the even number of tube passes by shell. The software determines the best compressor and refrigerant setup taking the COP as a parameter; in order to obtain this, is necessary to know the inlet/outlet conditions of the fluid to be heated, the inlet conditions of the fluid that gives heat, and the electric motor efficiency that drives the compressor. The afforded results by CICLO 1.0 are: operation conditions from compression cycle, that means, pressures and temperatures at the inlet/outlet from every heat pump component are determined: as well as refrigerant mass flux, COP, power required by compressor, volumetric and isentropic efficiencies, heat exchangers global conductance and more data. CICLO 1.0 has been executed with heat pump data that nowadays are operating, and the results from the simulation have been very similar each other with data reported from operational facilities. [Spanish] Se ha desarrollado un nuevo programa computacional para el diseno de bombas de calor por compresion de vapor de una sola etapa. Este programa, CICLO 1.0, permite el diseno de bombas de calor de tipo: agua-agua, agua-aire, aire-agua y aire-aire, que se utilicen para aplicaciones industriales, de servicios y residenciales. CICLO 1.0 simula tres tipos de compresores: reciprocante, de tornillo y scroll: cuenta con una base de datos de refrigerantes creada con el programa REFPROP la cual incluye once

  9. Diseño de un Programa Computacional para Evaluar la Gestión de Mantenimiento Basado en la Seguridad de Funcionamiento

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    Espinosa, F; Cea, R

    2004-01-01

    Se ha definido una serie de índices y su implementación computacional, que permitan medir y explicar el valor de la eficiencia global de un sistema productivo en el cual se aplica la Seguridad de Funcionamiento (SdF...

  10. Propuesta de Intervención Programa de Introducción al Pensamiento Computacional para 2º Ciclo de Educación Infantil

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    Vilalta-García, Amankay

    2014-01-01

    El presente trabajo trata el acercamiento del pensamiento computacional a niños de Segundo Ciclo de Educación Infantil, entendiendo este concepto como la unión de diferentes formas de pensamiento: ingenieril, matemático y científico, que permiten la resolución de problemas concretos a través de la abstracción formal y del mundo real-cotidiano. Para ello, se ha partido de una revisión bibliográfica que nos ha permitido establecer un marco teórico donde se recogen: la concepci...

  11. Desenvolvimento de um programa computacional para avaliar e controlar as características sensitométricas em processamento automático Development of a software for evaluation and control of sensitometric characteristics in automatic films processing

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    Vagner Ferreira Cassola

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Desenvolver um programa computacional para avaliar e controlar as características das curvas sensitométricas. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Para o desenvolvimento do programa, foi elaborado um método de obtenção dos valores das características sensitométricas, de filmes de baixo e alto contraste, sem a necessidade da fixação de degraus de referência. RESULTADOS: O programa, denominado Sensito, foi implementado e testado utilizando dados sensitométricos de curvas características dos departamentos de radiologia convencional, hemodinâmica e mamografia. Ficou comprovada a possibilidade da análise das curvas sensitométricas destas áreas sem a necessidade de ajustes, dependentes dos usuários, e sem incorrer em desvios nos parâmetros sensitométricos avaliados e na variação destes. CONCLUSÃO: O programa possibilita a criação de um banco de dados de curvas sensitométricas para diferentes processadoras de uma instituição, gerando com facilidade as curvas sensitométrica e gama, de um registro, e os gráficos de constância das características sensitométricas avaliadas, fornecendo importante ferramenta para manter o controle sensitométrico.OBJECTIVE: To develop of a software tool for evaluation and control of sensitometric curves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A method was developed for obtaining high- and low-contrast films sensitometric values, with no need to define wedge steps. RESULTS: The software named Sensito was implemented and tested utilizing data of sensitometric strips from conventional radiology, hemodynamics, and mammography departments. The feasibility of analyzing sensitometric curves from these areas remained evidenced with no need of user-dependent adjustments, and with no deviation in the evaluated sensitometric parameters and variations. CONCLUSION: The software allows the creation of a database including sensitometric curves from different processors in a same institution, easily generating gamma curves of a

  12. Computational modeling for irrigated agriculture planning. Part I: general description and linear programming Modelagem computacional para planejamento em agricultura irrigada: Parte I: descrição geral e programação linear

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    João C. F. Borges Júnior

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Linear programming models are effective tools to support initial or periodic planning of agricultural enterprises, requiring, however, technical coefficients that can be determined using computer simulation models. This paper, presented in two parts, deals with the development, application and tests of a methodology and of a computational modeling tool to support planning of irrigated agriculture activities. Part I aimed at the development and application, including sensitivity analysis, of a multiyear linear programming model to optimize the financial return and water use, at farm level for Jaíba irrigation scheme, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, using data on crop irrigation requirement and yield, obtained from previous simulation with MCID model. The linear programming model outputted a crop pattern to which a maximum total net present value of R$ 372,723.00 for the four years period, was obtained. Constraints on monthly water availability, labor, land and production were critical in the optimal solution. In relation to the water use optimization, it was verified that an expressive reductions on the irrigation requirements may be achieved by small reductions on the maximum total net present value.Modelos de programação linear são ferramentas eficazes de suporte ao planejamento inicial ou periódico de empreendimentos agrícolas, requerendo, todavia, coeficientes técnicos que podem ser obtidos por modelos computacionais de simulação. Este trabalho, dividido em duas partes, aborda o desenvolvimento, a aplicação e os testes de metodologia e da modelagem computacional de uma ferramenta de auxílio ao planejamento da exploração agrícola irrigada. Teve-se o objetivo de desenvolver e aplicar, com análise de sensibilidade, um modelo de programação linear plurianual para otimização do retorno financeiro e uso da água, em nível de propriedade rural no perímetro de irrigação do Jaíba - MG, utilizando dados de requerimento de irriga

  13. Sistematização do dimensionamento técnico e econômico de sistemas fotovoltaicos isolados por meio de programa computacional Systematization of the technical and economic sizing of isolated photovoltaic systems through specific software

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    José A. Marini

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Uma das principais questões referentes à energia solar é como compará-la, técnica e economicamente, com outras fontes de energia, tanto alternativas quanto com as convencionais (como a rede elétrica. O propósito deste trabalho foi desenvolver um programa computacional que reúne os principais dados técnicos e econômicos, para identificar, por meio de métodos de análise microeconômica, a viabilidade comercial no dimensionamento de sistemas fotovoltaicos, além de considerar os benefícios provenientes da própria geração energética. Na análise microeconômica da energia solar, foram identificados os custos da energia proveniente da rede convencional durante o período de vida útil dos componentes do sistema gerador de eletricidade fotovoltaica, pelo estudo dos custos de investimentos iniciais e manutenção do sistema. Para comparação com as fontes convencionais - rede elétrica e grupo diesel - foram usados três cenários de custos de painéis fotovoltaicos e dois para o fator de disponibilidade do grupo diesel. Pelos resultados, verifica-se que, quanto mais baixo o custo dos painéis e mais distante o local situar-se da rede elétrica, o sistema fotovoltaico torna-se a opção mais vantajosa.One of the main referring subjects to the solar energy is how to compare it economically with other sources of energy, as much alternatives as with conventionals (like the electric grid. The purpose of this work was to develop a software which congregates the technical and economic main data to identify, through methods of microeconomic analysis, the commercial viability in the sizing of photovoltaic systems, besides considering the benefits proceeding from the proper energy generation. Considering the period of useful life of the components of the generation system of photovoltaic electricity, the costs of the energy proceeding from the conventional grid had been identified. For the comparison of the conventional sources, electric grid

  14. Connected analysis nuclear-thermo-hydraulic of parallel channels of a BWR reactor using distributed computation; Analisis acoplado nuclear-termohidraulico de canales paralelos de un reactor BWR empleando computacion distribuida

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    Campos Gonzalez, Rina Margarita

    2007-07-15

    developed work only concentrates in the reactor core, but taking advantage of the modularity that PVM offers, it is possible to add component such as separators and steam dryers, lines of steam and feed water to obtain a model of a complete closed circuit. The applications concentrate mainly in the training of personnel in the phenomenology of the BWR, and as an investigation tool in the study of the dynamics of BWR reactors. The oscillations out of phase study presents challenges at the moment as are the explanation of the variation of the neutral line with time, non azimuthal but axial oscillations out of phase, etc. So far a first model oriented in this direction is at hand. [Spanish] Este trabajo consiste en la integracion de tres modelos desarrollados previamente los cuales se encuentran ampliamente descritos en la literatura: modelo del canal termohidraulico, modelo de la neutronica modal y el modelo de los lazos de recirculacion. La herramienta utilizada para este acoplamiento de modelos es el sistema PVM, Parallel Virtual Machine, que permitio paralelizar el modelo mediante el concepto de computacion distribuida. La finalidad de hacer este acoplamiento de modelos es la de obtener una herramienta mas completa que represente mejor la configuracion real y la fenomenologia del nucleo de un reactor BWR, obteniendo asi mejores resultados. Ademas mantener la flexibilidad de mejorar el modelo resultante en cualquier momento, ya que los modelos muy complejos o sofisticados resultan dificiles de mejorar siendo imposible modificar las ecuaciones que utilizan y pueden incluir variables que no son de importancia primaria en el problema tratado o que enmascaren relaciones entre variables debido al exceso de resultados. Tambien el mantener la flexibilidad de agregar modelos de componentes o sistemas del reactor BWR, todo esto dependiendo de las necesidades del modelado. Se eligio a la planta sueca Ringhals para caracterizar el modelo acoplado resultante por contar con un Benchmark

  15. Estimate of fuel burnup spatial a multipurpose reactor in computer simulation; Estimativa da queima espacial do combustivel de um reator multiproposito por simulacao computacional

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    Santos, Nadia Rodrigues dos, E-mail: nadia.santos@ifrj.edu.br [Instituto Federal de Educacao, Ciencia e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro (IFRJ), Paracambi, RJ (Brazil); Lima, Zelmo Rodrigues de; Moreira, Maria de Lourdes, E-mail: malu@ien.gov.br, E-mail: zrlima@ien.gov.br [Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN/CNEN-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)

    2015-07-01

    In previous research, which aimed, through computer simulation, estimate the spatial fuel burnup for the research reactor benchmark, material test research - International Atomic Energy Agency (MTR/IAEA), it was found that the use of the code in FORTRAN language, based on the diffusion theory of neutrons and WIMSD-5B, which makes cell calculation, bespoke be valid to estimate the spatial burnup other nuclear research reactors. That said, this paper aims to present the results of computer simulation to estimate the space fuel burnup of a typical multipurpose reactor, plate type and dispersion. the results were considered satisfactory, being in line with those presented in the literature. for future work is suggested simulations with other core configurations. are also suggested comparisons of WIMSD-5B results with programs often employed in burnup calculations and also test different methods of interpolation values obtained by FORTRAN. Another proposal is to estimate the burning fuel, taking into account the thermohydraulics parameters and the appearance of xenon. (author)

  16. APMO: UN PROGRAMA COMPUTACIONAL PARA EL ESTUDIO DE EFECTOS CUÁNTICOS NUCLEARES MEDIANTE LA TEORÍA DEL ORBITAL MOLECULAR ELECTRÓNICO Y NO ELECTRÓNICO.

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    Sergio González

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de estudiar teóricamente fenómenos en donde los núcleos atómicos presentan comportamiento cuántico, hemos desarrollado el paquete computacional APMO (Any-Particle Molecular Orbital. Este implementa el método de orbitales moleculares nucleares y electrónicos (OMNE a un nivel de teoría Hartree-Fock (HF, en el que tanto núcleos como electrones se representan como funciones de onda.Para comprobar la correcta implementación del método, se realizaron  cálculos de estructura electrónica regular y núcleo-electrónica de las moléculas H2 y LiH. Las componentes de energía calculadas siguen las  tendencias y están en el mismo orden de magnitud de cálculos similares reportados en la literatura.A diferencia de otros paquetes que implementan el método OMNE, el nuestro fué diseñado para estudiar sistemas con cualquier número de especies cuánticas. 

  17. Simplified 3D model of a PWR reactor vessel using fluid dynamics code ANSYS CFX computational; Modelo simplificado 3D de la vasija de un reactor PWR mediante el codigo de dinamica de fluidos computacional ANSYS CFX

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    Martinez, M.; Miro, R.; Barrachina, T.; Verdu, G.

    2011-07-01

    This paper presents the results from the calculation of the steady state simulation with model of CFD (computational fluid dynamic) operating under conditions of operation at full power (Hot Full Power). Development and the CFD model results show the usefulness of these codes for calculating 3D of the variable thermohydraulics of these reactors.

  18. ANÁLISE E GESTÃO DE ANÁLISE DE REDES DE COLABORAÇÃO ENTRE PESQUISADORES DE PROGRAMAS DE PÓS-GRADUAÇÃO STRICTO SENSU COM A UTILIZAÇÃO DA FERRAMENTA COMPUTACIONAL SCRIPTLATTES

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    Renato Ribeiro Nogueira Ferraz

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A ferramenta computacional Scriptlattes extrai informações acadêmicas e profissionais dos currículos de pesquisadores cadastrados no CNPq, cria relatórios de produção e mapas geográficos de investigação, além de identificar as redes multidisciplinares de colaboração entre pesquisadores. O objetivo deste trabalho é demonstrar a eficácia do Scriptlattes na montagem e apresentação das redes de colaboração entre pesquisadores de Programas de Pós-Graduação Stricto Sensu na área de Administração, Engenharia de Produção e Direito. Após a montagem manual das listas de alimentação da ferramenta, módulos computacionais específicos se encarregaram da extração de informações diretamente da Plataforma Lattes, exclusão de redundâncias, e montagem e disponibilização on line das redes de colaboração. Os resultados apresentados confirmam a eficácia do Scriptlattes no tangente à análise das redes multidisciplinares entre pesquisadores, assim como na disponibilização das informações em páginas que podem ser facilmente acessadas na internet. Esta sistemática permite a visualização dessas informações por qualquer interessado em qualquer lugar do mundo o que contribui para a transparência em pesquisa, especialmente no tocante à apresentação dos colégios invisíveis.

  19. Programa de cómputo para el cálculo del accidente de pérdida del refrigerante de un reactor nuclear del tipo piscina

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    Villanueva, Luis

    1982-01-01

    Se ha elaborado un programa de cómputo que calcula el accidente de perdida del refrigerante en la mitad superior de los elementos combustibles, producido por la rotura del tubo tangencial de irradiación de un reactor nuclear del tipo piscina. El programa esta diseñado para canales rectangulares de refrigeración, formados por placas combustibles. Los modos de transferencia de calor considerados son: 1) Convención forzada turbulenta, 2) Convención forzada en régimen de transición, 3) Convención...

  20. Computational evaluation of the constraint loss on the fracture toughness of reactor pressure vessel steels; Evaluacion computacional del efecto de la perdida de constriccion en la tenacidad de fractura de la vasija de reactores nucleares

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    Serrano Garcia, M.

    2007-07-01

    The Master Curve approach is included on the ASME Code through some Code Cases to assess the reactor pressure vessel integrity. However, the margin definition to be added is not defined as is the margin to be added when the Master Curve reference temperature T{sub 0} is obtained by testing pre-cracked Charpy specimens. The reason is that the T{sub 0} value obtained with this specimen geometry is less conservative than the value obtained by testing compact tension specimens possible due to a loss of constraint. The two parameter fracture mechanics, considered as an extension of the classical fracture mechanics, coupled to a micromechanical fracture models is a valuable tool to assess the effect of constraint loss on fracture toughness. The definition of a parameter able to connect the fracture toughens value to the constraint level on the crack tip will allow to quantify margin to be added to the T{sub 0} value when this value is obtained testing the pre-cracked Charpy specimens included in the surveillance capsule of the reactor pressure vessel. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) define on the To value obtained by testing compact tension specimens and ben specimens (as pre-cracked Charpy are) bias. the NRC do not approved any of the direct applications of the Master Curve the reactor pressure vessel integrity assessment until this bias will be quantified in a reliable way. the inclusion of the bias on the integrity assessment is done through a margin to be added. In this thesis the bias is demonstrated an quantified empirical and numerically and a generic value is suggested for reactor pressure vessel materials, so that it can be used as a margin to be added to the T{sub 0} value obtained by testing the Charpy specimens included in the surveillance capsules. (Author) 111 ref.

  1. CADUB GHF: um programa computacional para cálculo da quantidade de fertilizantes e corretivos da acidez do solo para culturas produtoras de grãos, hortaliças e forrageiras CADUB GHF: a computer program to calculate fertilizer and lime needs for grain crops, horticulture and forages

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    Paulo Ivonir Gubiani

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available A recomendação da adubação e calagem dos cultivos no Rio Grande do Sul e em Santa Catarina é baseada em dados oficiais da pesquisa, sendo apoiada em resultados de análise de solo, histórico de manejo e na experiência técnica. Alguns softwares têm sido desenvolvidos como ferramenta de auxílio aos técnicos, porém, a recente modificação nas recomendações demanda construção de novos programas computacionais. Esse trabalho descreve um programa computacional que tem como objetivo fazer a recomendação, na forma digital, de fertilizantes e corretivos da acidez do solo a partir de informações contidas no Manual de Adubação e Calagem da CQFS, para as culturas produtoras de grãos, hortaliças e forrageiras. O programa foi desenvolvido em software Microsoft Excel®, apresentando interface principal em Visual Basic for Applications (VBA, e está disponível para download em http://coralx.ufsm.br/solos/cadub2.php. O CADUB GHF fornece as necessidades de nitrogênio, fósforo e potássio (NPK para a adubação de base e cobertura e a necessidade de calcário para as culturas produtoras de grãos, hortaliças e forrageiras. O CADUB GHF gera um laudo contendo os dados fornecidos e calculados, apresentando-o em forma de arquivo com extensão "xls", que pode ser impresso e/ou salvo.The fertilizers and lime recommendation for Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina states is based on official guidelines and is supported on soil testing results, management history and technical experience. There are some softwares developed as a tool to help crop assistants recommend fertilizers, however, the recent modifications in the system demand to build new computer programs to accomplish this. This paper reports how a computer program aimed at making recommendation, in a digital form, of fertilizer and liming based on information suggested by official institutions manual for grain crops, horticulture and forages. The program was developed in Microsoft

  2. Programa computacional para dimensionamento e avaliação de sistemas de irrigação por sulco Software for designing and evaluation of furrow irrigation systems

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    Aderson S. de Andrade Júnior

    2001-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta o aplicativo denominado DimSulco, desenvolvido em linguagem Visual Basic 5, em ambiente Windows 95, que objetiva facilitar ao usuário o dimensionamento e a avaliação de sistemas de irrigação por sulco, a partir do conhecimento prévio de parâmetros básicos de projeto. O DimSulco foi estruturado em cinco módulos: I - Irrigação sem déficit hídrico e comprimento do sulco definido; II - Irrigação sem déficit hídrico e comprimento do sulco indefinido; III - Irrigação com déficit hídrico e comprimento do sulco definido; IV - Irrigação com déficit hídrico e comprimento do sulco indefinido e V - Sistema de reutilização de água. Os módulos I e III foram divididos em dois submódulos, que permitem o dimensionamento e a avaliação do sistema com e sem vazão reduzida. Os módulos II e IV foram divididos em quatro submódulos, contemplando as seguintes opções: a sem vazão reduzida e tempo de avanço (Ta igual a ¼ do tempo de oportunidade de infiltração da lâmina requerida no final da parcela (To; b com vazão reduzida e Ta igual a ¼ de To; c sem vazão reduzida e Ta igual a To e d com vazão reduzida e Ta igual a To. O módulo V dimensiona sistemas de reutilização da água a partir de um dimensionamento prévio efetuado em qualquer um dos módulos anteriores, definindo os elementos básicos de cada setor e recalculando os índices de desempenho. Para ilustrar a execução do programa, utilizou-se um exemplo de dimensionamento de um sistema de irrigação por sulco.This work presents a software named DimSulco, developed in the Visual Basic language, version 5 for Windows 95, with the objective of helping the user to design and to evaluate furrow irrigation systems from previous knowledge of fundamental project parameters. It was structured in five modules: I - Without deficit irrigation and defined furrow length; II - Without deficit irrigation and undefined furrow length; III - Deficit

  3. La simulación computacional en Química y Física

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    Ernesto Chigo Anota

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se da a conocer la importancia de la simulación o modelado computacional en lo que se conoce como laboratorio virtual (en analogía a un laboratorio real, desde dos puntos de vista: la química cuántica computacional (QCC y la física del estado sólido computacional (FESC, además de su aplicación y el perfil que deberá poseer el estudiante en estas áreas de la investigación. La aplicación de simulación es una prueba que llevó al matemático John Pople y al físico Walter Kohn a ganar el premio Nobel de química en 1998, creadores del programa molecular gaussian que implementa las dos principales teorías para el estudio de sistemas moleculares como son la teoría Hartree-Fock (HF y la teoría de las funcionales de la densidad-DFT

  4. Herramienta computacional para la evaluación post-sísmica de daños en edificios

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    Carreño Tibaduiza, Martha Liliana; Omar D. Cardona; Marulanda, Mabel C.; Barbat Barbat, Horia Alejandro

    2007-01-01

    En este artículo se desarrolla un método y una herramienta computacional orientada a apoyar la evaluación de daños y de la seguridad de los edificios después de sismos fuertes. Los datos de entrada del programa de computador corresponden a información subjetiva e incompleta del estado del edificio, obtenida por profesionales posiblemente inexpertos en el campo de la construcción. Los niveles de daño de los componentes estructurales normalmente son descritos por calificaciones ling...

  5. Sintaxe X-barra: uma aplicação computacional

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    Gabriel de Ávila Othero

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1984-8420.2008v9nespp15 Neste trabalho, apresentaremos uma aplicação computacional da teoria X-barra (cf. HAEGEMAN, 1994; MIOTO et al., 2004, através do programa Grammar Play, um parser sintático em Prolog. O Grammar Play analisa sentenças declarativas simples do português brasileiro, identificando sua estrutura de constituintes. Sua gramática é implementada em Prolog, com o recurso das DCGs, e é baseada nos moldes propostos pela teoria X-barra. O parser é uma primeira tentativa de expandir a cobertura de analisadores semelhantes, como o esboçado em Pagani (2004 e Othero (2004. Os objetivos que guiam a presente versão do Grammar Play são o de implementar computacionalmente modelos lingüísticos coerentes aplicados à descrição do português e o de criar uma ferramenta computacional que possa ser usada didaticamente em aulas de introdução à sintaxe e lingüística, por exemplo.

  6. Ambientes de modelagem computacional no aprendizado exploratório de Física

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    Laercio Ferracioli

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7941.2012v29nesp2p679 Este trabalho apresenta, inicialmente, algumas visões sobre a interface tecnologia e ciência no contexto educacional, seguido do relato de três iniciativas independentes de investigação da utilização da modelagem computacional no ensino de ciências. Essas experiências, com o foco no conhecimento e não na tecnologia, são localizadas em um momento histórico em que o surpreendente avanço da tecnologia da informática passou a introduzir os computadores na vida cotidiana das pessoas e, consequentemente, levando-o para dentro da sala de aula. Na sequência, é apresentado um relato histórico do desenvolvimento e de resultados de um programa de pesquisa sobre integração de ambientes computacionais ao ensino de Física e ciências em geral a partir da modelagem computacional quantitativa, semiquantitativa e qualitativa no contexto educacional brasileiro.

  7. Simulacion computacional de la estructura FCC del CrN

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    Ruden Munoz, Alexander; Gonzalez Carmona, Juan Manuel; Restrepo Parra, Elisabet

    2013-01-01

    .... A partir de simulacion computacional, se observo la estabilidad por la suma de cargas de Mulliquen equivalente a cero y la hibridacion de este compuesto con orbitales caracteristicos sp, ademas...

  8. ECONOMÍA COMPUTACIONAL BASADA EN AGENTES

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    FABIÁN ANDRÉS GIRALDO GIRALDO

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como objetivo mostrarvarios trabajos de investigación sobre un enfoque desimulación denominado Economía computacional basadaen agentes, el cual rechaza las asunciones delos enfoques de estudio tradicionales que indican quela economía es un sistema cerrado que eventualmentelogra un estado de equilibrio, en el que deben realizarsesupuestos de racionalidad perfecta e inversioneshomogéneas para que los modelos sean tratadosanalíticamente. En su lugar, ve a la economía comoun sistema complejo, adaptativo y dinámico. Estenuevo enfoque permite usar la simulación basada enagentes para comprender que varios agentes económicos(firmas, grupos económicos con sus propiasreglas y objetivos, son capaces de interactuar entresí y con su entorno para obtener comportamientosemergentes que no son explicables directamente delas propiedades de los agentes individuales.

  9. Geometría computacional y bases de datos

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    Dorzán, María Gisela; Esquivel, Susana Cecilia; Gagliardi, Edilma Olinda; Palmero, Pablo Rafael; Taranilla, María Teresa

    2016-01-01

    La línea de investigación “Geometría Computacional y Bases de Datos” enmarcada en el proyecto “Tecnologías Avanzadas de Bases de Datos” vincula el estudio de las disciplinas Bases de Datos, Geometría Computacional y Metaheurísticas, utilizando los métodos y las herramientas provistas para la resolución de problemas orientados a optimización.

  10. Reactor network synthesis for isothermal conditions = Síntese de redes de reatores para condições isotérmicas

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    Lincoln Kotsuka da Silva

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available In the present paper, a computational systematic procedure for isothermal Reactor Network Synthesis (RNS is presented. A superstructure of ideal CSTR and PFR reactors is proposed and the model is formulated as a constrained Nonlinear Programming (NLP problem. Complex reactions (series/parallel reactions are considered. The objective function is based on yield or selectivity, depending on the desired product, subject to different operational conditions. The problem constraints are mass balances in the reactorsand in the considered reactor network superstructure. A systematic computational procedure is proposed and a Genetic Algorithm (GA is developed to obtain the optimal reactor arrangement with the maximum yield or selectivity and minimum reactor volume. Results are as good as or better than those reported in the literature.No presentetrabalho apresenta-se um procedimento computacional para síntese de redes de reatores (SRR operando em condições isotérmicas. Uma superestrutura de rede de reatores formada por reatores ideais CSTR e PFR é proposta e o problema apresenta uma formulação de programação não linear (PNL. São consideradas reações complexas (série/paralelas. A função objetivo é baseada no rendimento ou na seletividade em relação ao produto desejado, sujeito a diferentes condições de operação. As restrições ao problema são provenientes dos balanços de massa e da configuração da superestrutura considerada.No procedimento computacional é proposto um Algoritmo Genético (AG para obtenção do arranjo ótimo de reatores com máximo rendimento ou seletividade com menor volume reacional. Os resultados obtidos são condizentes com os obtidos na literatura.

  11. DESARROLLO DEL PENSAMIENTO COMPUTACIONAL EN LA FORMACIÓN EN MATEMÁTICA DISCRETA

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    AUGUSTO FLORES P

    2011-01-01

    Este documento se refiere al desarrollo del pensamiento computacional en la formación en matemáticas discretas. En primer lugar, se detallan cuatro componentes principales del pensamiento computacional...

  12. Evaluation of Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) code Open FOAM in the study of the pressurized thermal stress of PWR reactors. Comparison with the commercial code Ansys-CFX; Evaluacion del codigo de Dinamica de Fluidos Computacional (CFD) Open FOAM en el estudio del estres termico presurizado de los reactores PWR. Comparacion con el codigo comercial Ansys-CFX

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    Martinez, M.; Barrachina, T.; Miro, R.; Verdu Martin, G.; Chiva, S.

    2012-07-01

    In this work is proposed to evaluate the potential of the OpenFOAM code for the simulation of typical fluid flows in reactors PWR, in particular for the study of pressurized thermal stress. Test T1-1 has been simulated , within the OECD ROSA project, with the objective of evaluating the performance of the code OpenFOAM and models of turbulence that has implemented to capture the effect of the thrust forces in the case study.

  13. Hacia un modelo computacional unificado del lenguaje natural

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    Benjamín Ramírez González

    2014-01-01

    ...: lo que Noam Chomsky llamó lenguaje independiente del contexto. Bajo el prisma de este artículo, la Lingüística actual está en condiciones de ofrecer un modelo computacional unificado del lenguaje natural.

  14. Hacia un modelo computacional unificado del lenguaje natural

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    Benjamín Ramírez González

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available ¿Qué tipo de formalismo debe utilizarse para representar el lenguaje natural? Es necesario un formalismo capaz de describir adecuadamente todas las secuencias de las lenguas naturales. Pero, además, en la medida de lo posible, debe ser un formalismo sencillo, de un coste computacional reducido. Esta pregunta ha generado mucha controversia entre las principales escuelas generativas: la Gramática Transformacional y las Gramáticas de Unificación. En este artículo se defiende que, pese a las diferencias existentes, en última instancia, tales escuelas formalizan el lenguaje humano mediante un mismo tipo de formalismo bien definido: lo que Noam Chomsky llamó lenguaje independiente del contexto. Bajo el prisma de este artículo, la Lingüística actual está en condiciones de ofrecer un modelo computacional unificado del lenguaje natural.

  15. Desalination plan with nuclear reactors as part of a sustainable development program in Mexico; Plan de desalinizacion con reactores nucleares como parte de un programa de desarrollo sustentable en Mexico

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    Rojas A, O; Calleros M, G., E-mail: oziel.rojas.siimisa@gmail.com [Soluciones en Instrumentacion Integral y Mantenimiento Industrial y Servicios, S. A. de C. V. (Mexico)

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    This paper presents a project for the desalination of seawater with nuclear reactors, in order to supply fresh water to the populations near to the nuclear power plant. A case study is proposed with the nuclear power plant of Laguna Verde, implementing a system that allows taking advantage of the residual heat of the seawater condensate stage and with this, to supply drinking water to the surrounding localities where the vital liquid is scarce. In addition, legislation is proposed to allow some of the thermal energy generated by reactors producing electrical energy in Mexico to be used for the desalination of seawater and/or hydrogen production. (Author)

  16. Computational system for geostatistical analysis Sistema computacional para análise geoestatística

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    Laurimar Gonçalves Vendrusculo

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Geostatistics identifies the spatial structure of variables representing several phenomena and its use is becoming more intense in agricultural activities. This paper describes a computer program, based on Windows Interfaces (Borland Delphi, which performs spatial analyses of datasets through geostatistic tools: Classical statistical calculations, average, cross- and directional semivariograms, simple kriging estimates and jackknifing calculations. A published dataset of soil Carbon and Nitrogen was used to validate the system. The system was useful for the geostatistical analysis process, for the manipulation of the computational routines in a MS-DOS environment. The Windows development approach allowed the user to model the semivariogram graphically with a major degree of interaction, functionality rarely available in similar programs. Given its characteristic of quick prototypation and simplicity when incorporating correlated routines, the Delphi environment presents the main advantage of permitting the evolution of this system.O uso da geoestatística como técnica para identificação da estrutura espacial de vários fenômenos vem crescendo em aplicações agrícolas. Este trabalho apresenta um sistema computacional implementado em ambiente Windows (Borland Delphi, voltado à análise espacial de dados por meio de ferramentas, como estatísticas descritivas, modelagem de semivariogramas médios, direcionais e cruzados, auto-validação (Jack-Knifing e krigagem. A fim de avaliar a acurácia dos resultados, o sistema foi testado por meio de um conjunto de dados de carbono e nitrogênio publicados em literatura. O sistema foi eficiente no processo de análise geoestatística para manipulação da rotina computacional num ambiente MS-DOS. A tentativa de desenvolvimento no Windows permitiu ao usuário modelar graficamente o semivariograma com maior grau de interação, sendo esta funcionalidade raramente disponível em programas similares

  17. Complexidade computacional e medida da informação: caminhos de Turing e Shannon

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    JOSÉ ROBERTO CASTILHO PIQUEIRA

    Full Text Available resumo Este artigo apresenta, qualitativamente, os conceitos de complexidade computacional algorítmica (Turing e de complexidade computacional informacional (Shannon, enfatizando como pensamentos independentes, de naturezas diferentes, produziram conceitos matemáticos similares e de grande utilidade para a computação moderna.

  18. Simulation in 3 dimensions of a cycle 18 months for an BWR type reactor using the Nod3D program; Simulacion en 3 dimensiones de un ciclo de 18 meses para un reactor BWR usando el programa Nod3D

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    Hernandez, N.; Alonso, G. [ININ, A.P. 18-1027, 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)]. E-mail: nhm@nuclear.inin.mx; Valle, E. del [IPN, ESFM, 07738 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

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    The development of own codes that you/they allow the simulation in 3 dimensions of the nucleus of a reactor and be of easy maintenance, without the consequent payment of expensive use licenses, it can be a factor that propitiates the technological independence. In the Department of Nuclear Engineering (DIN) of the Superior School of Physics and Mathematics (ESFM) of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) a denominated program Nod3D has been developed with the one that one can simulate the operation of a reactor BWR in 3 dimensions calculating the effective multiplication factor (kJJ3, as well as the distribution of the flow neutronic and of the axial and radial profiles of the power, inside a means of well-known characteristics solving the equations of diffusion of neutrons numerically in stationary state and geometry XYZ using the mathematical nodal method RTN0 (Raviart-Thomas-Nedelec of index zero). One of the limitations of the program Nod3D is that it doesn't allow to consider the burnt of the fuel in an independent way considering feedback, this makes it in an implicit way considering the effective sections in each step of burnt and these sections are obtained of the code Core Master LEND. However even given this limitation, the results obtained in the simulation of a cycle of typical operation of a reactor of the type BWR are similar to those reported by the code Core Master LENDS. The results of the keJ - that were obtained with the program Nod3D they were compared with the results of the code Core Master LEND, presenting a difference smaller than 0.2% (200 pcm), and in the case of the axial profile of power, the maxim differs it was of 2.5%. (Author)

  19. Capture programs, analysis, data graphication for the study of the thermometry of the TRIGA Mark III reactor core; Programas de captura, analisis y graficado de datos para el estudio de la termometria del nucleo del reactor TRIGA Mark III

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    Paredes G, L.C

    1991-05-15

    This document covers the explanation of the capture programs, analysis and graphs of the data obtained during the measurement of the temperatures of the instrumented fuel element of the TRIGA Mark III reactor and of the coolant one near to this fuel, using the conversion card from Analogic to Digital of 'Data Translation', and using a signal conditioner for five temperature measurers with the help of thermo par type K, developed by the Simulation and Control of the nuclear systems management department, which gives a signal from 0 to 10 Vcd for an interval of temperature of 0 to 1000 C. (Author)

  20. Estudio computacional de la difusión del óxido nítrico y sus implicaciones en los procesos de comunicación y acoplamiento celular, aprendizaje y memoria : modelos y teorías

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    Fernández López, Pablo Carmelo

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    Programa de doctorado: Cibernética y Telecomunicaciones. [ES] Esta tesis avanza en el conocimiento de la dinámica del NO (Óxido Nítrico) en cerebro y sus implicaciones en el funcionamiento y estructura de las Redes Neuronales Biológicas (BNN) y Artificiales (ANN). Se presenta un Marco Matemático-Computacional para el estudio del comportamiento del NO. Se proponen tres modelos computacionales, de capacidad creciente, en el continuo y en el discreto: Modelo basado en funciones de Bessel, Mod...

  1. LA DINÁMICA DE FLUIDOS COMPUTACIONAL, SU APLICACIÓN AL ESTUDIO DE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS DE UN INTERCAMBIADOR DE TUBOS TÉRMICOS

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    David Fernández Rivas

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available Para el estudio y el diseño de un intercambiador de calor del tipo Termosifón se emplea por primera vez enCuba una novedosa técnica de modelación numérica, la Dinámica de Fluidos Computacional, uso quepudiera ahorrar al país numerosos recursos. Este trabajo continua, con nuevos aportes, una largainvestigación que ha tenido como objetivo central, la instalación de tubos térmicos termosifón (ITTT. Lasimulación computacional, es una poderosa herramienta que se emplea para conocer parámetros de interésen la operación de dicha instalación. Se trabaja con programas de Dinámica de Fluidos Computacional(DFC para acortar el tiempo de experimentación y ahorrar recursos materiales y humanos durante elestudio de diferentes variantes de arreglos geométricos de los tubos térmicos. Se logran conocer lasparticularidades que los diferentes arreglos de tubos introducen al proceso de intercambio de calor. Esteresultado brinda una importante contribución para la futura construcción de un termosifón a escalaindustrial. Esta investigación ha suscitado mucho interés por lo que pudiera significar para la eficiencia de lacaldera las nuevas condiciones impuestas por la quema de combustible cubano.Palabras Claves: Dinámica de Fluidos Computacional, Tubos térmicos, termosifón.__________________________________________________________________________AbstractThe Computational Fluids Dynamic it is used for studying a thermosyphon heat exchanger like a noveltechnique of numeric modeling, for the first time in Cuba. This technique could save a lot of resources. Thiswork is the continuation of a long research in the heat pipes technology. Working with Computational FluidsDynamic (DFC programs, consumes less time in the experimentation and allows saving material andhuman resources for these studies. It is possible to know many particularities of different geometries of tubesarrangements. This investigation will guarantee a future thermosyphon

  2. Importância da utilização de propriedades avaliadas em função da temperatura para a simulação computacional de cerâmicas refratárias

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    Akiyoshi M. M.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho é apresentado um estudo sistemático sobre a influência da utilização de propriedades avaliadas em função da temperatura para suprir um programa de simulação computacional por elementos finitos (AEF visando à determinação dos perfis de temperatura e tensão em uma âncora refratária. Para tanto, foram avaliados em função da temperatura, a condutividade térmica (k, o calor específico (c, o coeficiente de expansão térmica linear (alfaL e o módulo elástico (E. Um planejamento fatorial 2u e a análise de variância (ANOVA foram utilizados para avaliar a influência das interações entre as propriedades determinadas em função da temperatura sobre os perfis de temperatura e tensão normal resultantes da simulação computacional. Este estudo reforça a necessidade da avaliação das propriedades em função da temperatura para se suprir um programa de simulação computacional, destacando-se a condutividade térmica e o calor específico para propiciar uma melhor obtenção do perfil de temperatura, e o coeficiente de expansão térmica linear (alfaL e o módulo elástico (E para a avaliação do perfil de tensões.

  3. Teoría Computacional de la Mente.

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    Mario Camacho Pinto

    2000-12-01

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    Cuando publiqué mi trabajo titulado “Inteligencia Artificial y Neurología” en la Revista MEDICINA en cuatro ejemplares Nos. 14, 15, 16, 17, Años 1986-1987, expuse exhaustivamente la contribución científica contemporánea de las Neuro-ciencias y experimenté la ingenua ilusión (frecuente ocurrencia en el ser humano de participar, así fuese muy lejanamente, en el optimismo de los científicos japoneses quienes ofrecían obtener en el decurso de pocos años inteligencia artificial equiparable con la inteligencia humana. Infortunadamente no sucedió así, no podía ser así, lo que nunca quiere decir que de mi parte se ignoren o se desconozcan los sensacionales logros que esos mismos científicos han venido consiguiendo.

    Ahora me encuentro entusiasmado en el desarrollo de otro tema de características similares, lo cual me induce a comentarlo así sea someramente en su trayectoria.

    Se trata de la teoría computacional de la mente, interesantísimo rubro expuesto prolijamente por Steven Pinker del Instituto Tecnológico de Massachussets en el libro del cual es autor, “best seller” de 660 páginas titulado “How the Mind Works”, publicado el año pasado con 800 referencias de bibliografía.

    Su cuidadosa lectura con mis múltiples fieles transcripciones a más de mi información personal mediante Internet, constituyen el bagage intelectual y el soporte científico que me han impulsado a escribir este somero comentario sobre tan trascendente tema, con destino a MEDICINA.

    La Teoría Computacional de la Mente tiene su origen en las ideas geniales del matemático norteamericano Alan Turing quien demostró que una máquina binaria podía ser programada para realizar cualquier tarea algorítmica, lo cual fue complementado en el mismo año de 1937 por Claude Shannon del MIT con la noción de integración de circuitos en los rieles eléctricos que integran el sistema binario de almacenamiento de informaci

  4. SIMULAÇÃO COMPUTACIONAL DO RESFRIAMENTO DA MANGA TOMMY ATKINS

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    ROCHA, Lucas A. de B; Silva,José de Castro; ANINGER, Lucas; Castro, José; FIGUEIREDO NETO, Acácio

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    Este trabalho tem como objetivo simular o processo de resfriamento da manga Tommy Atkins utilizando software ANSYS Mechanical. Os resultados evidenciam o potencial do uso da simulação computacional aplicada à agricultura como opção na predição do comportamento termofísico de produtos hortícolas. O método, de baixo custo computacional, mostrou-se apropriado para a caracterização do processo de resfriamento, tendo como provável benefício a aplicabilidade no estudo do processo de res...

  5. Programa qualidade total rural

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    Zarpellon, Celso

    2001-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico O presente estudo procura mostrar os resultados obtidos com o Programa SEBRAE da Qualidade Total Rural, também conhecido por "QT Rural", criar indicadores motivacionais, formular propostas para consolidação do Programa e identificar a necessidade de novos serviços que venham a complementá-lo. O Programa QT Rural tem por objetivo a melhoria da qualidade de vida e da renda das propriedades/empresas rurais, qu...

  6. El pensamiento computacional y las nuevas ecologías del aprendizaje

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    Jesús Valverde Berrocoso

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas educativos están incorporando en sus currículos oficiales nuevos conocimientos relacionados con el pensamiento computacional. Las administraciones educativas consideran que existen argumentos económicos, laborales, educativos, sociales y culturales para introducir la programación informática en el diseño curricular de la educación obligatoria. En este artículo se describen y analizan tres diseños curriculares que incluyen el pensamiento computacional. Por una parte, dos currículos prescriptivos (Reino Unido y Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid organizados en torno a asignaturas, centrados en contenidos obligatorios y resultados de aprendizaje estandarizados. Por otra parte, un currículo innovador y globalizado (Q2L, que incluye el pensamiento computacional como una competencia básica, transversal y contextualizada. El análisis de los diseños permite observar dos enfoques diferentes en la introducción de la programación en las aulas. Se concluye con la necesidad de fundamentar los diseños curriculares en la experiencia acumulada sobre el uso educativo del pensamiento computacional (Papert, los resultados de la investigación educativa y las nuevas ecologías del aprendizaje

  7. Programa de aljebra elemental

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    Montenegro, Wenceslao

    2010-01-01

    Programa detallado del curso: Operaciones con enteros - Fracciones literarias - Ecuaciones de primer y segundo grado - Potencias i raizes - Radicales - Imajinarias - Desigualdades - Permutaciones i combinaciones - Binomio de Newton i sus aplicaciones - Progresiones - Logaritmos i sus aplicaciones

  8. Ponto de efeito salino nulo: determinação analítico-computacional a partir de dados de titulação potenciométrica

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    M. E. Alves

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available O ponto de efeito salino nulo (PESN de amostras de solo é normalmente determinado por método gráfico e corresponde ao valor de pH referente ao ponto de interseção de curvas de titulação potenciométrica. Embora a elaboração dos gráficos em planilhas eletrônicas diminua a subjetividade existente no traçado manual, um tempo considerável é necessário quando a determinação do PESN envolve grande número de amostras. Este trabalho objetivou o desenvolvimento de um programa computacional para a determinação analítica do PESN de amostras de solo, com vistas em eliminar a subjetividade do método gráfico, proporcionar rapidez às determinações e permitir o conhecimento do grau de precisão dos valores calculados. Com o procedimento de cálculo desenvolvido, determinaram-se os valores de PESN a partir de resultados experimentais de titulação potenciométrica obtidos por outros autores. A comparação dos valores calculados pelo programa com os apresentados nos trabalhos consultados, os quais foram obtidos pelos autores por meio do método gráfico convencional, demonstrou ser o método analítico-computacional proposto bastante adequado para a determinação rápida e não-subjetiva do PESN de amostras de solo.

  9. La Ingeniería Computacional en la Escuela de Caminos de Barcelona

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    Huerta, Antonio; Díez, Pedro; Fernandez Mendez, Sonia; Pérez Foguet, Agustí; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio; Sarrate Ramos, Josep

    2003-01-01

    La ingeniería computacional se ha consolidado ya como una disciplina horizontal en el ámbito de la ingeniería civil. La modelización numérica es, cada vez más, una alternativa para el cálculo y diseño en inge niería a los procedimientos simplificados típicamente recogidos por las normativas. Permite analizar fenómenos de mayor complejidad y obtener diseños más ajustados. En la Escuela de Caminos de Barcelona, estos aspectos se abordan en la intensificación en ingeniería computacional. Los mét...

  10. Modelo Computacional Baseado em Servidor: Estudo de Caso Utilizando Thin Clients

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    Moacir Luiz Barnabé

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta a solução Thin Client como alternativa econômica e segura, ao modelo computacional massivamente utilizado atualmente no meio empresarial. Paradoxalmente é concedido inicialmente aos clientes equipamentos e recursos tecnológicos, por meio de computadores, para, posteriormente, em uma ação permanente, controlar ou limitar estes recursos de forma a garantir a segurança, disponibilidade operacional e evitar seu uso recreativo.

  11. Otimização de entropia: implementação computacional dos princípios MaxEnt e MinxEnt

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    Mattos Rogério Silva de

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Os princípios de otimização de entropia MaxEnt de Jaynes (1957a,b e MinxEnt de Kullback (1959 encontram aplicações em várias áreas de investigação científica. Ambos envolvem a otimização condicionada de medidas de entropia que são funções intrinsecamente não-lineares de probabilidades. Como constituem problemas de programação não-linear, suas soluções demandam algoritmos de busca iterativa e, além disso, as condições de não-negatividade e de soma um para as probabilidades restringem de modo particular o espaço de soluções. O artigo apresenta em detalhe (com a ajuda de dois fluxogramas uma implementação computacional eficiente desses dois princípios no caso de restrições lineares com verificação prévia de existência de solução dos problemas de otimização. Os autores também disponibilizam rotinas de fácil uso desenvolvidas em linguagem MatLabâ .

  12. DelPapa - Aplicativo computacional para a análise de dados de experimentos no delineamento blocos ao acaso, usando o método Papadakis

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    Lindolfo Storck

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available O aplicativo computacional para a análise de dados de experimentos executados no delineamento blocos ao acaso, por meio do método usual e de Papadakis, foi desenvolvido em sua primeira versão (não publicada, na linguagem de programação Pascal. Considerando que o método de Papadakis foi eficiente para as principais culturas agrícolas (milho, soja, feijão e trigo e, para tornar o aplicativo mais amigável, a versão em Pascal foi reprogramada em Java, cuja denominação é DelPapa. Este aplicativo realiza a análise de variância segundo o delineamento blocos ao acaso pelo método usual (estima parâmetros genéticos, medidas de qualidade experimental e testes dos pressupostos da análise de variância e pelo método de Papadakis. Usando as médias ajustadas pela covariável (média dos erros das parcelas vizinhas, também realiza o teste Scott e Knott (P=0,05 para agrupar os tratamentos.

  13. Simplificações e Adaptações para Redução do Custo Computacional do Pré-processamento de Voz na Plataforma Arduino

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    Pedro Ítalo Ribeiro Albuquerque

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Atualmente, existe um crescente interesse por aplicações em que a interação homem-máquina seja realizada via a voz humana. No entanto, alguns equipamentos, como telefones celulares e eletrodomésticos, possuem limitações de armazenamento e processamento, dificultando a implementação deste tipo de sistema. Neste trabalho, foram implementadas simplificações matemáticas e estratégias de programação em duas etapas típicas de um sistema de reconhecimento da fala, a pré-ênfase e o janelamento. Oobjetivo desta implementação foi analisar o impacto das mesmas no desempenho e, consequentemente, no custo computacional as referidas etapas. Diante das adaptações efetuadas, o tempo de execução foi reduzido para 1/5 do tempo original da pré-ênfase e para 1/10 no caso do janelamento. 

  14. Métodos de Simulación Computacional en Biología

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    Amir Dario Maldonado Arce

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Las técnicas de simulación computacional se usan extensivamente para estudiar sistemas biológicos, y en general, materiales sólidos y blandos. Debido a la complejidad de los fenómenos biológicos, y a la imposibilidad de estudiar teóricamente el comportamiento de sistemas tales como proteínas y membranas, la simulación computacional se utiliza para estudiar la estructura y dinámica de estos sistemas en diferentes escalas temporales. En este artículo describiremos brevemente algunas de las técnicas de simulación computacional más utilizadas en Biología: la Dinámica Molecular, la Dinámica Browniana y el Método de Monte Carlo. Nuestra intención es proporcionar un panorama introductorio de la utilidad de los métodos de simulación molecular en Biología

  15. Programa de derecho penal

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    Esguerra, Nicolás

    2010-01-01

    Programa detallado del curso: Delitos i penas en general - Delincuentes i modo de graduar los delitos i de aplicar las penas - Delitos i culpas contra el estado, i sus penas - Delitos i culpas contra los particulares: sus penas - Establecimienot de castigos

  16. Programa Dekassegui Emprendedor

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    Luciano Schweizer

    2009-01-01

    Presentación del Programa Dekassegui Emprendedor, como parte de la II Reunión del Cluster de Remesas, realizado en San José, Costa Rica el 20 de mayo de 2009. Da a conocer la estrategia operativa y las lecciones aprendidas.

  17. Programa De Educacion Interamericana.

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    Texas A and M Univ., College Station.

    PROGRAMA DE EDUCACION INTERAMERICANA is a project of Texas A&M University in liaison with the Bryan Independent School District. The objectives of the program are to improve the knowledge and understanding of Texas teachers and students about other American cultures. Study teams of educators research and, in midsummer, travel to selected…

  18. H Reactor

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The H Reactor was the first reactor to be built at Hanford after World War II.It became operational in October of 1949, and represented the fourth nuclear reactor on...

  19. SIMULACION COMPUTACIONAL DE PROCESOS DE CONGELACION Y DESHIDRATACION PARA ALIMENTOS SOLIDOS POROSOS Y LIQUIDOS NO NEWTONIANOS

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    LEMUS MONDACA, ROBERTO ALEJANDRO

    2012-01-01

    Esta Tesis Doctoral corresponde a parte de las actividades de los Proyectos FONDECYT 1070186 y 1111067, donde se utiliza la modelación matemática y la simulación computacional para describir los fenómenos de transporte de fluidos, calor y masa que ocurren en los procesos de congelación y deshidratación de alimentos sólidos porosos y líquidos no Newtonianos. En paralelo se estudian diferentes características de gran complejidad para cada proceso térmico, como son: uso de modelos conjugados ...

  20. Interação Humano - Computador usando Visão Computacional

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    Bernardo Bucher B. Barbosa

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visa estudar maneiras de se explorar a Interação Humano Computador, usando Visão Computacional. A idéia tem como objetivo um esforço para tornar o computador mais interativo com o usuário, sem a necessidade da compra de um hardware ou acessório específico para tal. O produto final deste trabalho em desenvolvimento é um software que contempla esta funcionalidade, tornando o computador mais interativo.

  1. La lingüística computacional en el món empresarial

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    Irene Castellón

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La Lingüística Computacional té com a objectiu el tractament i el processament del llenguatge per part dels ordinadors. Aquesta disciplina va néixer a la dècada dels 50 i posteriorment va ser classificada en l’àmbit de la intel·ligència artificial. Ja en el seus inicis es van veure els beneficis que podria donar a la societat, per la qual cosa sempre ha estat relacionada al sector productiu de la societat. Després d’uns primers anys d’incertesa, possiblement produïda per unes idees simplificades del llenguatge, cap a finals dels anys 70 i inicis dels 80 s’incorpora a l’àrea de la recerca en lingüística, moment que coincideix amb l’augment de la potència de càlcul i la generalització de l’ús dels ordinadors personals. Però no és fins ben entrada la dècada dels 80 i inicis dels 90 que aquesta disciplina comença a ser present a les facultats de lletres o a les titulacions de lingüística. Així, actualment moltes facultats de lletres incorporen assignatures, seminaris i especialitats de doctorat sobre la lingüística computacional.

  2. Computational modeling for irrigated agriculture planning. Part II: risk analysis Modelagem computacional para planejamento em agricultura irrigada: Parte II - Análise de risco

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    João C. F. Borges Júnior

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Techniques of evaluation of risks coming from inherent uncertainties to the agricultural activity should accompany planning studies. The risk analysis should be carried out by risk simulation using techniques as the Monte Carlo method. This study was carried out to develop a computer program so-called P-RISCO for the application of risky simulations on linear programming models, to apply to a case study, as well to test the results comparatively to the @RISK program. In the risk analysis it was observed that the average of the output variable total net present value, U, was considerably lower than the maximum U value obtained from the linear programming model. It was also verified that the enterprise will be front to expressive risk of shortage of water in the month of April, what doesn't happen for the cropping pattern obtained by the minimization of the irrigation requirement in the months of April in the four years. The scenario analysis indicated that the sale price of the passion fruit crop exercises expressive influence on the financial performance of the enterprise. In the comparative analysis it was verified the equivalence of P-RISCO and @RISK programs in the execution of the risk simulation for the considered scenario.Técnicas de avaliação de riscos procedentes de incertezas inerentes à atividade agrícola devem acompanhar os estudos de planejamento. A análise de risco pode ser desempenhada por meio de simulação, utilizando técnicas como o método de Monte Carlo. Neste trabalho, teve-se o objetivo de desenvolver um programa computacional, denominado P-RISCO, para utilização de simulações de risco em modelos de programação linear, aplicar a um estudo de caso e testar os resultados comparativamente ao programa @RISK. Na análise de risco, observou-se que a média da variável de saída, valor presente líquido total (U, foi consideravelmente inferior ao valor máximo de U obtido no modelo de programação linear. Constatou

  3. Desenvolvimento de um sistema computacional para dimensionamento e evolução de rebanhos bovinos Development of software for dimensioning and evolution of bovine herds

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    Marcos Aurélio Lopes

    2000-10-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste estudo foram desenvolver um sistema computacional que efetue o dimensionamento e a evolução de rebanhos bovinos e criar uma ferramenta que possibilite ao usuário efetuar simulações em um sistema de produção de carne e/ou leite. Foi utilizada a linguagem CA Clipper. As rotinas foram desenvolvidas de forma conversacional, com acesso aos diversos programas, por meio de menus auto-explicativos. O sistema desenvolvido pode auxiliar o técnico e o pecuarista no dimensionamento e na evolução de um rebanho bovino com precisão e considerável rapidez; possibilita ao usuário efetuar inúmeras simulações; e constitui -se em importante ferramenta no auxílio da tomada de decisões.The objectives of this study were to develop a software that accomplishes both the dimensioning and evolution of cattle herds and develop a tool which makes it possible for the user to perform simulations with production systems of milk and or beef. The language employed was CA Clipper. The routines have been developed in a conversational form, with an access to the several programs by means of self-explicative menus. The developed system can aid both the technician and the raiser in dimensioning and evolution of a cattle herd with precision and outstanding rapidity; it allows to the user to perform a number of simulations; and it is considered an important tool in the assistance to decision-making.

  4. Reactor Physics

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    Ait Abderrahim, A

    2001-04-01

    The Reactor Physics and MYRRHA Department of SCK-CEN offers expertise in various areas of reactor physics, in particular in neutronics calculations, reactor dosimetry, reactor operation, reactor safety and control and non-destructive analysis of reactor fuel. This expertise is applied in the Department's own research projects in the VENUS critical facility, in the BR1 reactor and in the MYRRHA project (this project aims at designing a prototype Accelerator Driven System). Available expertise is also used in programmes external to the Department such as the reactor pressure steel vessel programme, the BR2 reactor dosimetry, and the preparation and interpretation of irradiation experiments by means of neutron and gamma calculations. The activities of the Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science programme cover several domains outside the department. Progress and achievements in these topical areas in 2000 are summarised.

  5. Reactor safeguards

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    Russell, Charles R

    1962-01-01

    Reactor Safeguards provides information for all who are interested in the subject of reactor safeguards. Much of the material is descriptive although some sections are written for the engineer or physicist directly concerned with hazards analysis or site selection problems. The book opens with an introductory chapter on radiation hazards, the construction of nuclear reactors, safety issues, and the operation of nuclear reactors. This is followed by separate chapters that discuss radioactive materials, reactor kinetics, control and safety systems, containment, safety features for water reactor

  6. Reactor operation

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    Shaw, J

    2013-01-01

    Reactor Operation covers the theoretical aspects and design information of nuclear reactors. This book is composed of nine chapters that also consider their control, calibration, and experimentation.The opening chapters present the general problems of reactor operation and the principles of reactor control and operation. The succeeding chapters deal with the instrumentation, start-up, pre-commissioning, and physical experiments of nuclear reactors. The remaining chapters are devoted to the control rod calibrations and temperature coefficient measurements in the reactor. These chapters also exp

  7. Research Reactors

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    Martens, Frederick H. [Argonne National Laboratory; Jacobson, Norman H.

    1968-09-01

    This booklet discusses research reactors - reactors designed to provide a source of neutrons and/or gamma radiation for research, or to aid in the investigation of the effects of radiation on any type of material.

  8. Soporte computacional para administración integrada de redes y servicios

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    José Nelson Pérez Castillo

    1996-05-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo contextualiza la problemática actual de la administración de redes de comunicaciones considerando las profundas repercusiones, tanto de la internacionalización de la economía como del ritmo impetuoso del avance tecnológico sobre el sector teleinformático y la calidad en la prestación de los servicios de comunicaciones. Reseña someramente las actividades de los distintos frentes de estandarización; en particular la ISO, la ITU- T y la Internet. Se muestran, entonces, las características del soporte computacional para el desarrollo de aplicaciones, señalando los servicios de comunicaciones, interfaz gráfica y bases de datos teniendo en cuenta la naturaleza distribuida de la administración de redes. Finalmente, se muestran los atributos generales de las herramientas de desarrollo disponibles en la actualidad.

  9. La Neurociencia Computacional hoy: II. El Proyecto Blue Brain, un ejemplo muy representativo en el campo

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    Jesús Cortés

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La Neurociencia Computacional es un campo reciente, pero bien establecido dentro de las Neurociencias. En un primer artículo (Cortés, 2009, http://www.cienciacognitiva.org/?p=55, “Qué es y por qué es difícil su estudio”, explico su principal paradigma: todo proceso mental que tiene lugar en nuestro cerebro tiene un circuito o cableado físico que lo sustenta. En este artículo comento un ejemplo muy representativo en el campo: el macro-proyecto de simulación a gran escala y en tiempo real de procesos en la corteza cerebral, el famoso Blue Brain Project.

  10. Soporte computacional para administración integrada de redes y servicios

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    José Nelson Pérez Castillo

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo contextualiza la problemática actual de la administración de redes de comunicaciones considerando las profundas repercusiones, tanto de la internacionalización de la economía como del ritmo impetuoso del avance tecnológico sobre el sector teleinformático y la calidad en la prestación de los servicios de comunicaciones. Reseña someramente las actividades de los distintos frentes de estandarización; en particular la ISO, la ITU- T y la Internet. Se muestran, entonces, las características del soporte computacional para el desarrollo de aplicaciones, señalando los servicios de comunicaciones, interfaz gráfica y bases de datos teniendo en cuenta la naturaleza distribuida de la administración de redes. Finalmente, se muestran los atributos generales de las herramientas de desarrollo disponibles en la actualidad.

  11. Exploració computacional de compostos bioactius: reactivitat i interacció lligand-receptor

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    Llabrés Prat, Salomé

    2015-01-01

    [cat] La present tesis doctoral, presentada com a compendi de publicacions, té com a objectiu general l’estudi de la diversitat en l’espai químic i l’establiment de relacions amb l’espai biològic mitjançant l’ús de tècniques computacionals. Per aconseguir aquest objectiu es van definir dues línies de recerca: l’estudi de noves reaccions multicomponent, i l’estudi de la interacció lligand-receptor per una diana poc comuna i la seva aplicació per al desenvolupament de fàrmacs antigripals. El c...

  12. Modelagem Computacional para Produção e Pesquisa em Avicultura Computer Modeling for Poultry Production and Research

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    EOO Rondón

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A modelagem computacional foi apresentada como uma ferramenta na tomada de decisões para solucionar problemas complexos e cotidianos na produção e pesquisa em avicultura. Aspectos teóricos relacionados à construção e implementação dos diferentes tipos de modelos matemáticos utilizados em avicultura foram descritos de maneira elementar, tentando deixar o artigo acessível às pessoas que não necessariamente possuem um forte conhecimento de estatística experimental. Uma ênfase especial foi dada à discussão das vantagens da modelagem para resolver o problema complexo de determinar exigências nutricionais das aves em diferentes condições. Uma revisão cronológica das publicações relacionadas aos pacotes computacionais desenvolvidos para auxiliar na formulação de estratégias nutricionais em aves mostrou que eles estão baseados na modelagem do crescimento associada aos modelos de estimação de exigências e de custo mínimo de rações. A evolução e sofisticação desses programas têm acompanhado os rápidos avanços computacionais. Contudo, a eficiência de uma simulação depende dos conhecimentos sobre situações reais. Esses conhecimentos são gerados pelas pesquisas tradicionais e muitas vezes é de fundamental importância a conexão de informações provenientes de diferentes disciplinas, direta ou indiretamente, relacionadas à avicultura.Computational modeling was presented as a tool to make decisions for solving the daily complex problems in poultry production and research. Theoretical aspects related to construction and implementation of the different types of models used in poultry production and research were elementarily described. We tried to make this paper accessible to people that do not necessarily have a strong background in experimental statistic. Special emphasis was given to discuss the advantages of modeling to solve the complex problem of nutrient requirement estimation for poultry under different

  13. Visual interface for the automation of the instrumented pendulum of Charpy tests used in the surveillance program of reactors vessel of nuclear power plants; Interfase visual para la automatizacion del pendulo instrumentado de pruebas Charpy utilizado en el programa de vigilancia de la vasija de reactores de centrales nucleares

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    Rojas S, A.S.; Sainz M, E.; Ruiz E, J.A. [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca Km.36.5, Mpio. de Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. E-mail: asrs@nuclear.inin.mx; esm@nuclear.inin.mx; jare@nuclear.inin.mx

    2004-07-01

    Inside the Programs of Surveillance of the nuclear power stations periodic information is required on the state that keep the materials with those that builds the vessel of the reactor. This information is obtained through some samples or test tubes that are introduced inside the core of the reactor and it is observed if its physical characteristics remain after having been subjected to the radiation changes and temperature. The rehearsal with the instrumented Charpy pendulum offers information on the behavior of fracture dynamics of a material. In the National Institute of Nuclear Research (ININ) it has an instrumented Charpy pendulum. The operation of this instrument is manual, having inconveniences to carry out rehearsals with radioactive material, handling of high and low temperatures, to fulfill the normative ones for the realization of the rehearsals, etc. In this work the development of a computational program is presented (virtual instrument), for the automation of the instrumented pendulum. The system has modules like: Card of data acquisition, signal processing, positioning system, tempered system, pneumatic system, compute programs like it is the visual interface for the operation of the instrumented Charpy pendulum and the acquisition of impact signals. This system shows that given the characteristics of the nuclear industry with radioactive environments, the virtual instrumentation and the automation of processes can contribute to diminish the risks to the personnel occupationally exposed. (Author)

  14. CONVECTION REACTOR

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    Hammond, R.P.; King, L.D.P.

    1960-03-22

    An homogeneous nuclear power reactor utilizing convection circulation of the liquid fuel is proposed. The reactor has an internal heat exchanger looated in the same pressure vessel as the critical assembly, thereby eliminating necessity for handling the hot liquid fuel outside the reactor pressure vessel during normal operation. The liquid fuel used in this reactor eliminates the necessity for extensive radiolytic gas rocombination apparatus, and the reactor is resiliently pressurized and, without any movable mechanical apparatus, automatically regulates itself to the condition of criticality during moderate variations in temperature snd pressure and shuts itself down as the pressure exceeds a predetermined safe operating value.

  15. One-dimensional computational modeling on nuclear reactor problems; Modelagem computacional de problemas globais de reatores nucleares unidimensionais

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    Alves Filho, Hermes; Baptista, Josue Costa; Trindade, Luiz Fernando Santos; Heringer, Juan Diego dos Santos, E-mail: halves@iprj.uerj.br, E-mail: josuecostabaptista@gmail.com, E-mail: luizfernandotrindade@gmail.com, E-mail: diego_dossantos321@hotmail.com [Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Nova Friburgo, RJ (Brazil). Instituto Politecnico

    2013-07-01

    In this article, we present a computational modeling, which gives us a dynamic view of some applications of Nuclear Engineering, specifically in the power distribution and the effective multiplication factor (keff) calculations. We work with one-dimensional problems of deterministic neutron transport theory, with the linearized Boltzmann equation in the discrete ordinates (SN) formulation, independent of time, with isotropic scattering and then built a software (Simulator) for modeling computational problems used in a typical calculations. The program used in the implementation of the simulator was Matlab, version 7.0. (author)

  16. Identificação dos parâmetros de design de dutos de luz solar através do emprego da simulação computacional

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    Gandhi Escajadillo Toledo

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Os dutos de luz solar podem reduzir o consumo de energia gasta em iluminação, como também melhorar o conforto visual nos ambientes. Para a previsão do desempenho lumínico destes sistemas, recomenda-se a utilização de simulações computacionais, como o programa Troplux. O presente artigo tem como objetivo determinar os parâmetros de design para os dutos de luz solar através da simulação computacional. O método aplicado neste trabalho foi dividido em duas etapas. Na primeira etapa foi comparado o desempenho luminoso de três modelos virtuais de dutos de luz solar, com características ópticas iguais, mas com geometrias diferentes, visando identificar a geometria de duto mais eficiente. Na segunda etapa foi simulado o desempenho do duto de luz eleito, tendo como referência as especificações da CIE (Comissão Internacional de Iluminação para os tipos de céu e incidência solar. Os resultados das simulações foram então empregados para identificar os principais parâmetros de design para o os dutos de luz solar.

  17. Identificação dos parâmetros de design de dutos de luz solar através do emprego da simulação computacional

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    Gandhi Escajadillo Toledo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Os dutos de luz solar podem reduzir o consumo de energia gasta em iluminação, como também melhorar o conforto visual nos ambientes. Para a previsão do desempenho lumínico destes sistemas, recomenda-se a utilização de simulações computacionais, como o programa Troplux. O presente artigo tem como objetivo determinar os parâmetros de design para os dutos de luz solar através da simulação computacional. O método aplicado neste trabalho foi dividido em duas etapas. Na primeira etapa foi comparado o desempenho luminoso de três modelos virtuais de dutos de luz solar, com características ópticas iguais, mas com geometrias diferentes, visando identificar a geometria de duto mais eficiente. Na segunda etapa foi simulado o desempenho do duto de luz eleito, tendo como referência as especificações da CIE (Comissão Internacional de Iluminação para os tipos de céu e incidência solar. Os resultados das simulações foram então empregados para identificar os principais parâmetros de design para o os dutos de luz solar.

  18. Caracterización de variables utilizando inteligencia computacional para identificar alteraciones en la salud de bovinos

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    Edgar Leonardo Sarmiento-Pacanchique

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La detección de alteraciones de la salud de los animales mediante pruebas de laboratorio es un proceso complejo que implica relacionar diversas variables y factores clínicos de los individuos; por ello, en esta investigación se evaluaron técnicas de inteligencia computacional que contribuyeron a la identificación de patrones de comportamiento de las alteraciones detectadas en las pruebas de hemograma aplicadas en bovinos. Aunque diversos algoritmos de inteligencia computacional son utilizados en la solución de problemas médicos, no se encontró registro de investigaciones en procesos médicos veterinarios. Una vez hecha una minuciosa caracterización de las variables y la evaluación de las técnicas de inteligencia computacional, se determinó que el algoritmo que mejor se ajusta al propósito de análisis de datos planteado es FP-Growth.

  19. REACTOR COOLING

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    Quackenbush, C.F.

    1959-09-29

    A nuclear reactor with provisions for selectively cooling the fuel elements is described. The reactor has a plurality of tubes extending throughout. Cylindrical fuel elements are disposed within the tubes and the coolant flows through the tubes and around the fuel elements. The fuel elements within the central portion of the reactor are provided with roughened surfaces of material. The fuel elements in the end portions of the tubes within the reactor are provlded with low conduction jackets and the fuel elements in the region between the central portion and the end portions are provided with smooth surfaces of high heat conduction material.

  20. El proyecto computacional conexionista en el análisis teórico de la actividad conciente

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    Fabio Enrique Martínez

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La actividad conciente, ese devenir que experimentamos como una serie de estados de subjetividad, es uno de los misterios, y quizás el desafío fundamental de la ciencia contemporánea. Es también un campo de exploración especialmente activo y fructífero que sobrevivió la transición entre los siglos XIX y XX, y nuevamente ha tomado un fuerte impulso ahora en el XXI. Existe, sin embargo, una gran controversia sobre la plausibilidad de una explicación teórica, analítica y formal (v.g.: computacional de los fenómenos que asociamos a la actividad conciente. ¿Es factible formular una explicación reduccionista de la actividad conciente, es decir, una descripción del fenómeno expresada en términos de relaciones funcionales y/o causales? Los párrafos del presente ensayo escudriñan algunos elementos relevantes a fin de establecer la suficiencia explicativa que tiene el paradigma computacional conexionista para dilucidar los principios formales imbricados en el estudio de la actividad conciente. El propósito que subyace la elaboración siguiente es sugerir que la viabilidad del conexionismo y del proyecto computacional depende de los siguientes aspectos: (1 El grado de refinamiento con el que se defina la representación y la computabilidad de los estados concientes, (2 Los avances metodológicos y conceptuales de las ciencias del cerebro, y (3 La distinción que se haga entre simulación, modelamiento y representación computacional de la actividad conciente. Con estas ideas en mente, a través del capítulo mostraré un esquema conceptual básico para entender por qué el paradigma conexionista puede ser un candidato plausible para pensar una teoría formal de la actividad conciente. Finalmente, a la luz de los planteamientos presentados, señalaré algunos aspectos importantes para establecer la viabilidad de una teoría computacional de la actividad conciente

  1. Post-processor for simulations of the ORIGEN program and calculation of the composition of the activity of a burnt fuel core by a BWR type reactor; Post-procesador para simulaciones del programa ORIGEN y calculo de la composicion de la actividad de un nucleo de combustible quemado por un reactor tipo BWR

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    Sandoval V, S. [IIE, Av. Reforma 113, Col. Palmira, 62490 Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)]. e-mail: sandoval@iie.org.mx

    2006-07-01

    The composition calculation and the activity of nuclear materials subject to processes of burnt, irradiation and decay periods are of utility for diverse activities inside the nuclear industry, as they are it: the processes design and operations that manage radioactive material, the calculation of the inventory and activity of a core of burnt nuclear fuel, for studies of type Probabilistic Safety Analysis (APS), as well as for regulation processes and licensing of nuclear facilities. ORIGEN is a program for computer that calculates the composition and the activity of nuclear materials subject to periods of burnt, irradiation and decay. ORIGEN generates a great quantity of information whose processing and analysis are laborious, and it requires thoroughness to avoid errors. The automation of the extraction, conditioning and classification of that information is of great utility for the analyst. By means of the use of the post-processor presented in this work it is facilitated, it speeds up and wide the capacity of analysis of results, since diverse consultations with several classification options and filtrate of results can be made. As illustration of the utility of the post-processor, and as an analysis of interest for itself, it is also presented in this work the composition of the activity of a burned core in a BWR type reactor according to the following classification criteria: by type of radioisotope (fission products, activation products and actinides), by specie type (gassy, volatile, semi-volatile and not volatile), by element and by chemical group. The results show that the total activity of the studied core is dominated by the fission products and for the actinides, in proportion four to one, and that the gassy and volatile species conform a fifth part of the total activity of the core. (Author)

  2. Multifunctional reactors

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    Westerterp, K.R.

    1992-01-01

    Multifunctional reactors are single pieces of equipment in which, besides the reaction, other functions are carried out simultaneously. The other functions can be a heat, mass or momentum transfer operation and even another reaction. Multifunctional reactors are not new, but they have received much

  3. Simulación computacional de compuestos fibrosos de baja densidad

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    Fernando Ramírez

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Los compuestos fibrosos de baja densidad están constituidos por fibras, adhesivo y aire, y poseen propiedades mecánicas efectivas que dependen de las propiedades geométricas y mecánicas individuales de sus constituyentes. Modelos geométricos tridimensionales de este tipo de compuestos fueron desarrollados para la evaluación computacional de sus propiedades efectivas, rigidez y resistencia. Las predicciones teóricas del modelo propuesto fueron comparadas con valores medidos experimentalmente, para un compuesto de fibras de vidrio, obteniéndose excelentes resultados. Se realizaron simulaciones de Monte Carlo para estudiar la influencia del diámetro, longitud, orientación, y propiedades mecánicas de las fibras en las propiedades efectivas del compuesto. Los resultados obtenidos indican que el parámetro más importante para la rigidez efectiva de este tipo de compuestos es la orientación de las fibras, llegando a ser el factor determinante de estas propiedades equivalentes para ciertas orientaciones.

  4. Rasgos y clases de la estructura eventiva: Hacia una representación computacional

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    Juan Aparicio

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación que actualmente se está llevando a cabo en el área del Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural está todavía lejos de conseguir niveles profundos de compresión del lenguaje. Para poder construir sistemas inteligentes que traten con la representación del significado, es necesario en el ámbito de las tecnologías del lenguaje, la creación de recursos semánticos de amplia cobertura. El objetivo principal de nuestra investigación es el establecimiento de clases para la representación eventiva en un sistema computacional. La unidad básica de representación es el rasgo, concretamente hemos considerado cuatro rasgos: dinamicidad,  telicidad, duración y gradualidad. A partir de la combinación de estos rasgos semánticos hemos establecido un conjunto de clases eventivas que nos permite caracterizar el comportamiento verbal. Para establecer estas clases hemos tenido en cuenta los posibles cambios eventivos que puede sufrir una unidad verbal según el contexto, representando así la composicionalidad del significado eventivo. Por ello hemos considerado la prototipicidad de los sentidos verbales, y la sensibilidad de las diferentes clases al contexto. El total de clases definidas se clasifica en dos grupos, las clases simples: estados, procesos y puntos, cuya combinación da lugar a las clases complejas: culminaciones, realizaciones y graduales.

  5. Linguagem de programação JULIA: uma alternativa open source e de alto desempenho ao MATLAB

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    João Marcello Pereira

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available O MATLAB® é um dos principais softwares utilizados nos cursos de ciências exatas e de engenharia para o ensino de programação numérica e pesquisa científica, em função de sua sintaxe de alto nível e dos diversos toolboxes do seu amigável ambiente de programação. Apesar das muitas vantagens, é um software proprietário que apresenta um alto custo de aquisição para as instituições de ensino e uso individual. Além disso, possui código fonte fechado e os programas nativos “.m” não são plenamente compatíveis em outros ambientes de programação com suporte a esse formato de arquivo. Embora existam softwares livres e open source com relativa semelhança de IDE (Integrated Development Environment ou Ambiente de Desenvolvimento Integrado e sintaxe de código, muitos desses softwares apresentam baixo desempenho computacional em relação ao MATLAB®. Dessa forma, o objetivo no presente trabalho é apresentar a linguagem de programação Julia, como alternativa ao MATLAB®, no ensino de programação numérica e simbólica, bem como de pesquisa científica. Neste trabalho são comparadas as características das duas linguagens de programação, sendo apresentado um benchmark entre as linguagens em que se avaliam o tempo de execução e os resultados dos cálculos. Para isso, foram implementados em JULIA e em MATLAB® os algoritmos Série de Fibonacci Recursiva e Gráfico 2D dos polinômios de Berstein e, ainda, utilizadas as funções nativas de cálculo simbólico, algébrico e equação diferencial numérica Runge-Kutta 45.

  6. La Neurociencia Computacional hoy: I. Qué es y por qué es difícil su estudio

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    Jesús Cortés

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La Neurociencia Computacional es una disciplina consolidada, con más de 20 años de desarrollo, y que emplea técnicas muy diversas para entender diferentes computaciones cerebrales. Aquí se introduce brevemente mediante dos artículos. En el primero, “Qué es y por qué es difícil su estudio”, se introducen de forma muy general cuáles son sus objetivos como ciencia y los problemas con los que se encuentra. En el segundo, mediante “Un ejemplo muy representativo en el campo” abordamos su metodología y destacamos la trascendencia que la Neurociencia Computacional está teniendo y tendrá dentro de las Neurociencias.

  7. NUCLEAR REACTOR

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    Miller, H.I.; Smith, R.C.

    1958-01-21

    This patent relates to nuclear reactors of the type which use a liquid fuel, such as a solution of uranyl sulfate in ordinary water which acts as the moderator. The reactor is comprised of a spherical vessel having a diameter of about 12 inches substantially surrounded by a reflector of beryllium oxide. Conventionnl control rods and safety rods are operated in slots in the reflector outside the vessel to control the operation of the reactor. An additional means for increasing the safety factor of the reactor by raising the ratio of delayed neutrons to prompt neutrons, is provided and consists of a soluble sulfate salt of beryllium dissolved in the liquid fuel in the proper proportion to obtain the result desired.

  8. Computer software as an aid tool for the development of new asphalt products; Programa computacional como ferramenta de auxilio no desenvolvimento de novos produtos asfalticos

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    Souza, Flavio Vasconcelos de [University of Nebraska (United States). Coll. of Engineering; Soares, Jorge Barbosa [Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia de Transportes. Lab. de Mecanica dos Pavimentos

    2008-04-15

    The use of composite materials in structural applications have been significantly increasing in the last few years, with emphasis to the use in aerospace, biomedical, civil, mechanical and oil engineering. This is due to the fact that the composite materials may offer optimal structural features for specific applications that their components are unable to offer separately. Modified binders and asphalt mixtures are examples of composite materials. Therefore, in order to optimize the performance of these asphalt products, it is necessary to use methodologies capable of retaining the maximum information about its microstructures so as the designer may establish the optimal fractions and distributions of their components for each type of application. A methodology that has been widely used in the scientific community for composite analysis is the so called multi scale modeling. The purpose of this paper is to model the structural behavior of asphalt mixtures using a multistage computer software and to demonstrate how this software can be used to improve quality an to the development of new asphalt products. The software was used in the diametral compression assessment simulation in an asphalt mix and its results are deemed satisfactory when compared to the results obtained experimentally. (author)

  9. NUCLEAR REACTOR

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    Grebe, J.J.

    1959-07-14

    High temperature reactors which are uniquely adapted to serve as the heat source for nuclear pcwered rockets are described. The reactor is comprised essentially of an outer tubular heat resistant casing which provides the main coolant passageway to and away from the reactor core within the casing and in which the working fluid is preferably hydrogen or helium gas which is permitted to vaporize from a liquid storage tank. The reactor core has a generally spherical shape formed entirely of an active material comprised of fissile material and a moderator material which serves as a diluent. The active material is fabricated as a gas permeable porous material and is interlaced in a random manner with very small inter-connecting bores or capillary tubes through which the coolant gas may flow. The entire reactor is divided into successive sections along the direction of the temperature gradient or coolant flow, each section utilizing materials of construction which are most advantageous from a nuclear standpoint and which at the same time can withstand the operating temperature of that particular zone. This design results in a nuclear reactor characterized simultaneously by a minimum critiral size and mass and by the ability to heat a working fluid to an extremely high temperature.

  10. Ferramenta computacional para medição de deslocamentos em ensaios de carga através de técnicas de processamento de imagem

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    Fernandes, Helder Gonçalves

    2016-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado para a obtenção de grau de Mestre em Engenharia Eletrotécnica Ramo de Automação e Eletrónica Industrial A realização desta dissertação teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de uma ferramenta computacional, que permita a medição de deslocamentos de uma amostra de um determinado material a analisar (região de interesse - ROI) em um ensaio em carga estático através de processamento de imagem. A ferramenta computacional impleme...

  11. Caixa de Jóias: Pesquisa e experimentação em arte computacionalInterativa

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    Marilia Lyra Bergamo

    2008-01-01

    A palavra interatividade contextualiza, dentre outras coisas, a capacidade de interação dos sistemas computacionais, mas sua importância não reside na tecnologia em si. Arte Computacional Interativa demonstra-se um campo fértil para experimentações, com oobjetivo de ampliar conceitos de comunicação entre o homem e o computador. Esse modelo de produção artística retoma discussões sobre criatividade, expressão, técnica, ciência e interdisciplinaridade e apresenta novos paradigmas para a arte te...

  12. Explorando el razonamiento covariacional mediante un ambiente computacional en un curso introductorio de estadística

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    Inzunsa, S.; Ward, S.E.

    2015-01-01

    Se reportan resultados de un estudio con 34 estudiantes universitarios que tomaban un curso introductorio de estadística en el cual se utilizó un ambiente computacional para la enseñanza de la covariación. Los resultados muestran que los estudiantes lograron identificar con éxito la dirección de la relación entre variables y desarrollaron un buen sentido de la intensidad al interpretar diagramas de dispersión y el coeficiente de correlación, pero concedieron menos importancia a la forma, agru...

  13. Evolução do relacionamento entre dinâmica e topologia em redes neuronais: uma abordagem computacional

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    Osvaldo Vargas Jaques

    2014-01-01

    Esta tese aborda o interrelacionamento entre morfologia, topologia e dinâmica de ativação em redes neuronais morfologicamente realistas, construídas com neurônios da base pública Neuromorpho. Foi desenvolvido um arcabouço computacional capaz de simular a dinâmica de ativação neuronal (através do modelo integra-e-dispara) ao longo do desenvolvimento da conexão das redes tridimensionais respectivas. Tal arcabouço permitiu investigar como aspectos da dinâmica de ativação variam ao longo das époc...

  14. SIMULAÇÃO COMPUTACIONAL PARA PRODUÇÃO DE PASTA DIAMANTADA

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    Elaine Cristina Gonçalves Moreira

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetiva analisar o processo de produção de Pasta Diamantada, avaliando o número de operadores e máquinas, tempos de produção, alocação de atividades, dentre outros parâmetros importantes para avaliar a dinâmica do sistema e suas regras operacionais. O método utilizado tem por base a técnica de Simulação Computacional Estocástica de Eventos Discretos em virtude das variadas fontes de incertezas e da complexidade operacional relacionada ao processo de produção de Pasta Diamantada. O modelo conceitual deste sistema foi construído a partir da técnica IDEF-SIM e traduzido para o software Arena® 12 Rockwell Automation. O modelo de Simulação elaborado permitiu representar diversos cenários com considerável rapidez e flexibilidade, necessários à implantação da empresa ABRASDI. Este método permitiu identificar problemas e oportunidades de melhoria no processo, antes do início das linhas de produção. As principais medidas de desempenho avaliadas foram a taxa de utilização de operadores e o lead time do processo, considerando como restrições o custo da Pasta Diamantada, a qualidade do produto e o tempo total de produção. Os resultados obtidos a partir das análises demonstram que alguns cenários podem ser considerados ideais, dependendo das necessidades da empresa, tendo em vista que consideráveis ganhos podem ser obtidos com algumas mudanças de parâmetros.

  15. La modelación computacional con diagrama AVM en la formación de profesores de física: un aporte al desarrollo de una visión crítica sobre la ciencia y la modelación científica

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    Sonia López

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La formación integral de un profesor de ciencias implica, más allá del dominio de su campo disciplinar, una concepción crítica sobre la ciencia y su enseñanza. A partir de esta reflexión elaboramos una propuesta didáctica cuyo principal objetivo fue valorar aspectos disciplinares, epistemológicos y didácticos, que propiciasen al estudiante una mejor comprensión del proceso de construcción del conocimiento científico. Tal propuesta se fundamenta en la implementación de los principios de la Teoría del Aprendizaje Significativo Crítico de Moreira (TASC y en el proceso de modelación científica con fines didácticos, haciendo uso del diagrama AVM (Adaptación de la V de Gowin a la Modelación Computacional. En este artículo son presentados resultados de investigación en la enseñanza de la mecánica con alumnos que ya cursaron asignaturas de Física General (siete estudiantes del programa de Física de la Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia, en un total de 36 horas de clase. Cada estudiante se constituye en un caso de estudio, investigado por medio de entrevistas, respuestas a test (sobre la concepción de ciencia y de modelación, y el FCI – Force Concept Inventory– y el desarrollo de actividades de modelación computacional. Se encontró que era posible aplicar los principios de la TASC por medio de la modelación didáctica científica, lo que lleva a los estudiantes a enriquecer sus concepciones sobre ciencia, además de profundizar en su conocimiento disciplinar.

  16. N-gramas sintácticos y su uso en la lingüistica computacional

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    Grigori Sidorov

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo, estamos introduciendo un nuevo concepto que se utilizará en la lingüística computacional, se llama n-gramas sintácticos: son n-gramas que se construyen siguiendo un árbol sintáctico. Es equivalente a introducir la información sintáctica en los métodos de aprendizaje automático, que siempre era un problema muy difícil. Discutimos los elementos que pueden formar estos n-gramas: palabras, clases gramaticales (POS tags, nombres de relaciones sintácticas, caracteres. Consideramos dos ejemplos de cómo se puede obtener los n-gramas sintácticos basándonos en un árbol sintáctico, tanto para el español como para el inglés. Adicionalmente, presentamos un modelo más utilizando de solución de problemas de la lingüística computacional, específicamente, el modelo de espacio vectorial.

  17. Reactor Neutrinos

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    Lasserre, T; Lasserre, Thierry; Sobel, Henry W.

    2005-01-01

    We review the status and the results of reactor neutrino experiments, that toe the cutting edge of neutrino research. Short baseline experiments have provided the measurement of the reactor neutrino spectrum, and are still searching for important phenomena such as the neutrino magnetic moment. They could open the door to the measurement of coherent neutrino scattering in a near future. Middle and long baseline oscillation experiments at Chooz and KamLAND have played a relevant role in neutrino oscillation physics in the last years. It is now widely accepted that a new middle baseline disappearance reactor neutrino experiment with multiple detectors could provide a clean measurement of the last undetermined neutrino mixing angle theta13. We conclude by opening on possible use of neutrinos for Society: NonProliferation of Nuclear materials and Geophysics.

  18. NEUTRONIC REACTORS

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    Wigner, E.P.; Young, G.J.

    1958-10-14

    A method is presented for loading and unloading rod type fuel elements of a neutronic reactor of the heterogeneous, solld moderator, liquid cooled type. In the embodiment illustrated, the fuel rods are disposed in vertical coolant channels in the reactor core. The fuel rods are loaded and unloaded through the upper openings of the channels which are immersed in the coolant liquid, such as water. Unloading is accomplished by means of a coffer dam assembly having an outer sleeve which is placed in sealing relation around the upper opening. A radiation shield sleeve is disposed in and reciprocable through the coffer dam sleeve. A fuel rod engaging member operates through the axial bore in the radiation shield sleeve to withdraw the fuel rod from its position in the reactor coolant channel into the shield, the shield snd rod then being removed. Loading is accomplished in the reverse procedure.

  19. Simulação computacional aplicada na análise do projeto de um restaurante universitário

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    José Victor Silvério

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available O uso da simulação computacional foi impulsionado pelos avanços da computação e sua grande flexibilidade de utilização. Dentre as diversas aplicações, a análise de projetos ganha destaque. O presente trabalho tem como objetivo aplicar a simulação computacional para análise da capacidade de atendimento de um novo restaurante universitário. Para tanto, foram utilizados a abordagem de pesquisa quantitativa e o procedimento de pesquisa experimental, por meio do uso de simulação computacional. Mediante a análise dos resultados do modelo computacional desenvolvido, foi possível compreender o provável funcionamento do sistema estudado, bem como o fluxo das entidades entre os locais de atendimento. Verificou-se que o espaço físico projetado é adequado para o atendimento. No entanto, o processo de atendimento do local caixa deverá ser revisto, pois em horários de maior procura pelo serviço houve grande formação de fila de espera. Este trabalho apresenta contribuições para a área acadêmica e para a área empresarial.

  20. Modelo computacional para la liofilización de alimentos de geometría finita

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    Héctor E. Gómez H.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available La liofilización es una técnica de conservación por deshidratación aplicada a productos químicos, farmacéuticos, médicos, biológicos y alimenticios. El proceso es también llamado criodesecación porque consiste primero en congelar un producto húmedo y luego en vaporizar directamente el hielo a baja presión. Este fenómeno es conocido como sublimación y era ya practicado por los incas del Perú, desde el siglo XIII, para conservar papas. Los productos liofilizados, a diferencia de los deshidratados por otras técnicas de secado, conservan prácticamente en 100% su forma y propiedades naturales, tienen mayor vida de anaquel y son fácilmente rehidratables. En el presente trabajo la liofilización es estudiada experimentalmente y caracterizada por medio de un modelo matemático y computacional. Para ello fue utilizada una hortaliza: la papa Solanum tuberosum, variedad blanca, como material para el modelado de la liofilización por contacto. Se prepararon muestras individuales en forma de placas y cilindros finitos a tres espesores diferentes. Se operó a dos presiones de vacío y tres temperaturas de calentamiento. Se obtuvieron así 36 cinéticas de deshidratación y de temperatura del producto en monocapa, con 8 repeticiones cada una. Se propone un modelo de liofilización que considera tres frentes de sublimación que se retiran uniformemente pero a velocidades interdependientes. Para el estudio se recurrió a las leyes de Fick y de Fourier en estado cuasi-estacionario, considerando despreciable el colapso en el producto. Las temperaturas de cada frente de sublimación se consideran variables. El modelo dinámico resultante es un sistema de tres ecuaciones algebraicas no lineales y tres ecuaciones diferenciales ordinarias. Para la solución del sistema de ecuaciones diferenciales-algebraicas se recurrió a los algoritmos acoplados de Runge-Kutta y Newton-Raphson. Para la estimación de los parámetros de transporte o coeficientes

  1. DETERMINACIÓN DEL TIEMPO DE MEZCLA EN UN TANQUE DE ALMACENAMIENTO PARA AGUA POTABLE MEDIANTE DINÁMICA DE FLUIDOS COMPUTACIONAL -CFD- Determining the Blend Time in a Drinking Water Storage Tank through Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD

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    Santiago Laín

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Para estimar el comportamiento hidráulico de un tanque de almacenamiento de agua potable se usó un programa para la simulación de dinámica computacional de fluidos, evaluando numéricamente los perfiles de velocidad y el tiempo de mezcla. Los perfiles de velocidad mostraron un valor máximo a la salida de 0,76 m.s-1 y velocidades de 0,2 m.s-1 cerca de las paredes, propiciando zonas de recirculación cerca del chorro de entrada. La inyección del trazador y el coeficiente de variación para 17 puntos de monitoreo en el tanque resultaron en un tiempo de mezcla de 19,06 horas y se verificó que cerca de las paredes la mezcla es menos eficiente que en la trayectoria del chorro de entrada. El volumen necesario que debe entrar al tanque para que haya buena mezcla resultó inversamente proporcional a la masa de agua almacenada.In order to estimate the hydraulic behavior of a drinking water storage tank, Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD simulation program was used to numerically evaluate blend speed and time profiles. Speed profiles showed a maximum value when leaving at 0.76 m.s-1 and 0.2 m.s-1 speeds near walls, creating recirculation areas near the inlet stream. Injection of tracer and the variation coefficient for 17 monitoring points in the tank resulted in a blend time of 19.06 hours and it was found that the blend near walls is less efficient than in the inlet stream trajectory. Necessary volume to enter the tank in order to achieve a good blend was inversely proportional to the water mass stored.

  2. Avaliação computacional da compactação da cromatina e de características morfométricas da cabeça de espermatozoides de coelho (Oryctolagus cuniculus

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    C.Y Kanayama

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Investigou-se a correlação entre a morfometria da cabeça e a intensidade da condensação e heterogeneidade da cromatina em espermatozoides de coelho (Oryctolagus cuniculus. Para tal, utilizaram-se 35 esfregaços de sêmen de coelhos da raça Nova Zelândia, corados com azul de toluidina e avaliados por análise de imagem computacional. As imagens foram obtidas digitalmente em tons de cinza e avaliadas por algoritmos desenvolvidos em ambiente de programação Scilab. As mensurações obtidas da cabeça dos espermatozoides foram área, perímetro, comprimento, largura, relação comprimento largura, elipsidade, fator de forma, descritores Fourier e simetria lateral e anteroposterior. Também foram avaliadas a intensidade da compactação e a heterogeneidade da cromatina espermática. Os espermatozoides de coelho apresentaram compactação e heterogeneidade cromatínica mais intensas do que os de touro e observou-se correlação significativa entre características morfométricas da cabeça e compactação e heterogeneidade cromatínica. Conclui-se que a cromatina é importante para a constituição morfológica da cabeça de espermatozoides de coelho e que a cromatina espermática de coelho é naturalmente mais heterogênea e menos compactada que a de touro

  3. Neutronic reactor

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    Wende, Charles W. J.; Babcock, Dale F.; Menegus, Robert L.

    1983-01-01

    A nuclear reactor includes an active portion with fissionable fuel and neutron moderating material surrounded by neutron reflecting material. A control element in the active portion includes a group of movable rods constructed of neutron-absorbing material. Each rod is movable with respect to the other rods to vary the absorption of neutrons and effect control over neutron flux.

  4. Neutronic reactor

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    Babcock, D.F.; Menegus, R.L.; Wende, C.W.

    1983-01-04

    A nuclear reactor includes an active portion with fissionable fuel and neutron moderating material surrounded by neutron reflecting material. A control element in the active portion includes a group of movable rods constructed of neutron-absorbing material. Each rod is movable with respect to the other rods to vary the absorption of neutrons and effect control over neutron flux.

  5. Modelo computacional para suporte à decisão em áreas irrigadas. Parte II: testes e aplicação Computer model for decision support in irrigated areas. Part II: tests and application

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    Paulo A. Ferreira

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Apresentou-se, na Parte I desta pesquisa, o desenvolvimento de um modelo computacional denominado MCID, para suporte à tomada de decisão quanto ao planejamento e manejo de projetos de irrigação e/ou drenagem. Objetivou-se, na Parte II, testar e aplicar o MCID. No teste comparativo com o programa DRAINMOD, espaçamentos entre drenos, obtidos com o MCID, foram ligeiramente maiores ou idênticos. Os espaçamentos advindos com o MCID e o DRAINMOD foram consideravelmente maiores que os obtidos por meio de metodologias tradicionais de dimensionamento de sistemas de drenagem. A produtividade relativa total, YRT, obtida com o MCID foi, em geral, inferior à conseguida com o DRAINMOD, devido a diferenças de metodologia ao se estimar a produtividade da cultura em resposta ao déficit hídrico. Na comparação com o programa CROPWAT, obtiveram-se resultados muito próximos para (YRT e evapotranspiração real. O modelo desenvolvido foi aplicado para as condições do Projeto Jaíba, MG, para culturas perenes e anuais cultivadas em diferentes épocas. Os resultados dos testes e aplicações indicaram a potencialidade do MCID como ferramenta de apoio à decisão em projetos de irrigação e/ou drenagem.Part I of this research presented the development of a decision support model, called MCID, for planning and managing irrigation and/or drainage projects. Part II is aimed at testing and applying MCID. In a comparative test with the DRAINMOD model, drain spacings obtained with MCID were slightly larger or identical. The spacings obtained with MCID and DRAINMOD were considerably larger than those obtained through traditional methodologies of design of drainage systems. The relative crop yield (YRT obtained with MCID was, in general, lower than the one obtained with DRAINMOD due to differences in the estimate of crop response to water deficit. In comparison with CROPWAT, very close results for YRT and for actual evapotranspiration were obtained. The

  6. Embodiment in cognitive linguistic: from experientialism to computational neuroscience Corporeidade em linguística cognitiva: do experiencialismo à neurociência computacional

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    Heloísa Pedroso de Moraes Feltes

    2010-01-01

    cognitivo. A teoria, nesses termos, modela como os seres humanos constroem e processam estruturas de conhecimento que regulam sua vida individual e coletiva. Em seguida, discute-se a Teoria Neural da Linguagem, em que a corporeidade é reconstruída a partir de um paradigma de cinco níveis, em que o conexionismo estruturado carrega o peso da descrição e explanação computacional. Em vista disso, retomam-se problemas clássicos sobre implementações computacionais para modelos de funcionamento da linguagem humana, em abordagens reducionistas-fisicalistas. Como conclusão, defende-se que a corporificação, como fenômeno de investigação, que se problematize sua formulação em termos de níveis, tratando-a, em vez disso, como interfaces, de modo que: (a os compromissos epistemológicos deveriam ser sincronicamente mantidos nas interfaces; (b em função de (a, o nível das computações deveria ser tomado como um dos problemas a serem tratados no plano do conexionismo estruturado; (c a estratégia de um paradigma em níveis de redução e os resultados obtidos a partir dela implicam uma espécie de modularização do programa de pesquisa; e (d esses módulos seriam interdependentes apenas em vista dos níveis criados para atender a determinados objetivos. Como resultado, assume-se que é possível fazer-se Lingüística Cognitiva sem aderir ao conexionismo estruturado ou à simulação neurocomputacional, desde que se operaria com construções de interfaces entre domínios de investigação, e não com um paradigma em níveis, com traços reducionistas.

  7. UMA IMPLEMENTAÇÃO COMPUTACIONAL DE CONSTRUÇÕES VERBAIS PERIFRÁSTICAS EM FRANCÊS

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    Leonel Figueiredo de Alencar

    Full Text Available RESUMO: Este artigo descreve o tratamento da passiva e do passado composto na FrGramm, uma gramática computacional do francês implementada na Gramática Léxico-Funcional (LFG usando o software XLE. Devido à dualidade de auxiliares e concordância do particípio passado (PTPST, a segunda perífrase exibe uma maior complexidade estrutural em francês do que em línguas como inglês e português, representando, consequentemente, um maior desafio à implementação computacional. Uma dificuldade adicional é a modelação das regularidades morfológicas e sintático-semânticas da passiva. A FrGramm resolve esse problema por meio de uma regra lexical produtiva. Também implementa as restrições que governam a formação das duas perífrases verbais, exceto a concordância do PTPST com o objeto direto. A im ple men ta ção foi avaliada pela aplicação de um analisador sintático automático (parser a 157 sentenças gra ma ti cais e 279 construções a gramati cais. Todas as sentenças do primeiro con junto foram ana li sa das corretamente. Apenas duas construções do segundo que violam a pre cedência do auxiliar do passado composto so bre o da passiva foram analisadas como gra ma ticais. A FrGramm é a úni ca gramática LFG do fran cês com essa cobertura atualmente dis po nibilizada livremente. Uma versão futura dará con ta da concordância do PTPST com o objeto direto e evitará a hipergeração referida.

  8. Nuclear Reactors. Revised.

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    Hogerton, John F.

    This publication is one of a series of information booklets for the general public published by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Among the topics discussed are: How Reactors Work; Reactor Design; Research, Teaching, and Materials Testing; Reactors (Research, Teaching and Materials); Production Reactors; Reactors for Electric Power…

  9. Photocatalytic reactor

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    Bischoff, Brian L.; Fain, Douglas E.; Stockdale, John A. D.

    1999-01-01

    A photocatalytic reactor for processing selected reactants from a fluid medium comprising at least one permeable photocatalytic membrane having a photocatalytic material. The material forms an area of chemically active sites when illuminated by light at selected wavelengths. When the fluid medium is passed through the illuminated membrane, the reactants are processed at these sites separating the processed fluid from the unprocessed fluid. A light source is provided and a light transmitting means, including an optical fiber, for transmitting light from the light source to the membrane.

  10. Hybrid adsorptive membrane reactor

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    Tsotsis, Theodore T [Huntington Beach, CA; Sahimi, Muhammad [Altadena, CA; Fayyaz-Najafi, Babak [Richmond, CA; Harale, Aadesh [Los Angeles, CA; Park, Byoung-Gi [Yeosu, KR; Liu, Paul K. T. [Lafayette Hill, PA

    2011-03-01

    A hybrid adsorbent-membrane reactor in which the chemical reaction, membrane separation, and product adsorption are coupled. Also disclosed are a dual-reactor apparatus and a process using the reactor or the apparatus.

  11. D and DR Reactors

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The world's second full-scale nuclear reactor was the D Reactor at Hanford which was built in the early 1940's and went operational in December of 1944.D Reactor ran...

  12. Reactor transient

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    Menegus, R.L.

    1956-05-31

    The authors are planning a calculation to be done on the Univac at the Louviers Building to estimate the effect of xenon transients, a high reactor power. This memorandum outlines the reasons why they prefer to do the work at Louviers rather than at another location, such as N.Y.U. They are to calculate the response of the reactor to a sudden change in position of the half rods. Qualitatively, the response will be a change in the rooftop ratio of the neutron flux. The rooftop ratio may oscillate with high damping, or, instead, it may oscillate for many cycles. It has not been possible for them to determine this response by hand calculation because of the complexity of the problem, and yet it is important for them to be certain that high power operation will not lead us to inherently unstable operation. Therefore they have resorted to machine computation. The system of differential equations that describes the response has seven dependent variables; therefore there are seven equations, each coupled with one or more of the others. The authors have discussed the problem with R.R. Haefner at the plant, and it is his opinion that the IBM 650 cannot adequately handle the system of seven equations because the characteristic time constants vary over a range of about 10{sup 8}. The Univac located at the Louviers Building is said to be satisfactory for this computation.

  13. Victimización y “ondas de choque”: simulación computacional de la propagación del miedo al crimen

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    Manuel Chacón-Mateos

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un modelo computacional sobre la generación y propagación del miedo al crimen, basado en los impactos creados por la victimización criminal. El objetivo: es evaluar y describir los efectos que pueden tener en la propagación del miedo al crimen un conjunto de determinantes relacionados con la victimización (directa e indirecta: tamaño de la red social, tasa de victimización y tiempo de recuperación en victimizados. El método: utilizado fue la simulación computacional, en la cual se trabajó con cuatro combinaciones de parámetros que representan diferentes situaciones. Los resultados: permiten describir la dinámica de interacción entre los factores determinantes considerados, y reflejan que estos influyen de manera no lineal en la propagación del miedo al crimen.

  14. Infactibilidad en programas con restricciones lineales

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    Liern Carrión, V.

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo resumimos las técnicas más habituales que permiten diagnosticar las causas de infactibilidad de programas con restricciones lineales. Además, presentamos dos métodos que, con las mínimas transformaciones posibles del modelo inicial, permiten hacer viable un programa infactible. Los métodos descritos son aplicados a un modelo de selección de carteras eficientes.

  15. Sistemas expertos y lingüística computacional: estructuras lógico lingüisticas de lenguas antiguas

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    Barés Gómez, Cristina

    2009-01-01

    Este artículo analiza algunos de los problemas relativos a la investigación de las lenguas semíticas al utilizar herramientas computacionales. La ligüística Computacional y los Sistemas Expertos aplicados en la metodología hermenéutica formalizar un lenguaje natural, mejor que las metodologías clásicas.

  16. Nuclear reactor neutron shielding

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    Speaker, Daniel P; Neeley, Gary W; Inman, James B

    2017-09-12

    A nuclear reactor includes a reactor pressure vessel and a nuclear reactor core comprising fissile material disposed in a lower portion of the reactor pressure vessel. The lower portion of the reactor pressure vessel is disposed in a reactor cavity. An annular neutron stop is located at an elevation above the uppermost elevation of the nuclear reactor core. The annular neutron stop comprises neutron absorbing material filling an annular gap between the reactor pressure vessel and the wall of the reactor cavity. The annular neutron stop may comprise an outer neutron stop ring attached to the wall of the reactor cavity, and an inner neutron stop ring attached to the reactor pressure vessel. An excore instrument guide tube penetrates through the annular neutron stop, and a neutron plug comprising neutron absorbing material is disposed in the tube at the penetration through the neutron stop.

  17. Os adjetivos valenciais do português e sua representação linguístico-computacional

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    Ariani Di Felippo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Em função de aplicações reais como, por exemplo, os sistemas de tradução automática, para as quais sistemas de processamento automático de lingua natural têm sido construídos, é essencial a compilação de léxicos (monolíngiies e bilíngues que sejam computacionalmente tratáveis e, sobretudo, linguisticamente motivados. Essa tarefa, por sua vez, exige a descrição minuciosa das propriedades gramaticais e semânticas dos itens lexicais. Neste artigo, em particular, discutem-se as características léxico-gramaticais dos adjetivos valenciais do português do Brasil e os modelos relevantes para a representação formal específicas dessas características, com vistas à proposição da representação linguístico-computacional para desse tipo de adjetivo em termos do formalismo denominado estrutura de traços.

  18. Os adjetivos valenciais do português e sua representação linguístico-computacional

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    Ariani Di Felippo

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Em função de aplicações reais como, por exemplo, os sistemas de tradução automática, para as quais sistemas de processamento automático de lingua natural têm sido construídos, é essencial a compilação de léxicos (monolíngiies e bilíngues que sejam computacionalmente tratáveis e, sobretudo, linguisticamente motivados. Essa tarefa, por sua vez, exige a descrição minuciosa das propriedades gramaticais e semânticas dos itens lexicais. Neste artigo, em particular, discutem-se as características léxico-gramaticais dos adjetivos valenciais do português do Brasil e os modelos relevantes para a representação formal específicas dessas características, com vistas à proposição da representação linguístico-computacional para desse tipo de adjetivo em termos do formalismo denominado estrutura de traços.

  19. Aplicativo computacional para la planeación de la producción en una empresa fabricante de autopartes

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    Andrea Hernández

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo describe el desarrollo de un aplicativo computacional para la planeación y secuenciación de la producción en una empresa colombiana fabricante de autopartes. El aplicativo integra pronósticos de ventas y órdenes en firme para calcular el plan maestro de producción, que se secuencia en la planta de producción. Un caso de estudio muestra la funcionalidad de la aplicación propuesta y compara los resultados de las secuencias propuestas con las que resultaron de las prácticas actuales. Los resultados muestran que la implementación del aplicativo puede mejorar los niveles de servicio y la satisfacción del cliente si se cumplen ciertos prerrequisitos descritos en el artículo. / This paper describes the development of a computer application for production planning and scheduling in a Colombian auto part company. Such an application integrates sales forecasts and firm orders, to calculate a Master Production Schedule which is validated with a detailed shop floor scheduling plan. A case study illustrates the functionality of the proposed application and compares the computer-calculated production plans with the current practices. The results show that the implementation of the application can improve service levels and customer satisfaction, given some prerequisites described in the paper are met.

  20. Conceptos claves en un programa educativo

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    MYRIAM PATRICIA PARDO TORRES; KAREN TATIANA SANTACRUZ PARDO; YURI PATRICIA RAMOS ANACONA; CATHERINE ARANGO MARTÍNEZ

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    Se presentan los resultados de la revisión de literatura sobre los conceptos comunicación asertiva, afecto y las visiones de enfermería de reciprocidad y simultaneidad como sustento base de un programa educativo de intervención con adolescentes para promover la responsabilidad procreativa. La revisión bibliográfica sistemática tomó como bases de datos Ebsco-Host y Scielo. Conclusiones: la comunicación asertiva es una habilidad social aprendida, que es necesario fortalecer en los programas de ...

  1. Sistemas de Transporte de Datos (II) - Programa

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    Candelas Herías, Francisco Andrés

    2009-01-01

    Este documento presenta el contenido de la asignatura Sistemas de Transporte de Datos de Ingeniería Informática de la UA, mostrando con detalle el programa de teoría, los temas abordados en prácticas, y las referencias bibliográficas para la asignatura.

  2. Programas de prevención

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    Full Text Available Dossier Comunicación y Drogas. ¿Cómo deberían ser los programas de prevención de consumo de drogas? Depende: De las experiencias acumuladas surgen una serie de recomendaciones, que se incluyen en este artículo. También, una lista de lo que no se debe hacer.

  3. Numerical investigation of the High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) using computational fluid dynamics; Investigacao numerica do Reator de Alta Temperatura (VHTR) utilizando fluidodinamica computacional

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    Pinto, Joao Pedro C.T.A.; Santos, Andre A. Campagnole dos; Mesquita, Amir Z., E-mail: jpctap@cdtn.br, E-mail: aacs@cdtn.br, E-mail: amir@cdtn.br [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG),Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Lab. de Termo-Hidraulica

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    This work consists to evaluate and continue the study that is being developed in the Laboratory of Thermo-Hydraulics of the CNEN/CDTN (Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear), aiming to validate the methods and procedures used in the numerical calculations of fluid flow in fuel elements of the core of the VHTR.

  4. Simulación computacional de la propagación de incendios en fachadas ventiladas. Comparación con pruebas experimentales a gran escala

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    Sindt Gallés, Xavier

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    En el presente trabajo se han empleado técnicas de simulación computacional para simular la propagación del incendio por fachada de unos ensayos a gran escala efectuadas en el puerto de Barcelona el día 12 de junio de 2014 en el marco del Fire Seminar 2014 organizado por la Fundación Fuego y que reunieron profesionales del sector, entre los cuales profesores de la EPSEB que se ocuparon de la colocación de termopares para recoger datos de temperaturas a lo largo de los tiempos de ensayo. Pa...

  5. Metodologia de obtenção de resultados em fluido-dinamica computacional : aplicação a reatores tanques agitados

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    Vanja Maria de França Bezerra

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    Resumo: Nesta tese, apresentam-se procedimentos de obtenção de campos vetoriais e escalares em reatores tanques agitados através da sistemática da fluido-dinâmica computacional. A metodologia do trabalho é enfatizada por meio de casos estudos com um fluido Newtoniano, a água, e um sistema não-Newtoniano, o poliestireno. Ambos os fluidos estão contidos em um reator tanque agitado. o sistema 'reator tanque agitado' é estudado com a variação da localização de agitador (es) tipo disco dentro do m...

  6. Hybrid plasmachemical reactor

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    Lelevkin, V. M., E-mail: lelevkin44@mail.ru; Smirnova, Yu. G.; Tokarev, A. V. [Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (Kyrgyzstan)

    2015-04-15

    A hybrid plasmachemical reactor on the basis of a dielectric barrier discharge in a transformer is developed. The characteristics of the reactor as functions of the dielectric barrier discharge parameters are determined.

  7. Attrition reactor system

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    Scott, Charles D.; Davison, Brian H.

    1993-01-01

    A reactor vessel for reacting a solid particulate with a liquid reactant has a centrifugal pump in circulatory flow communication with the reactor vessel for providing particulate attrition, resulting in additional fresh surface where the reaction can occur.

  8. Guidebook to nuclear reactors

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    Nero, A.V. Jr.

    1976-05-01

    A general introduction to reactor physics and theory is followed by descriptions of commercial nuclear reactor types. Future directions for nuclear power are also discussed. The technical level of the material is suitable for laymen.

  9. Simulação computacional aplicada ao desenvolvimento de embalagens para bananas Computational simulation for the development of packages for bananas

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    Roberto Funes Abrahão

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho propõe um método de projeto de embalagem para produtos hortícolas, buscando uma otimização integrada dos aspectos geométricos, estruturais e térmicos, ligados à facilitação do resfriamento e armazenamento refrigerado. Para o dimensionamento e otimização estrutural, foi utilizado o Método dos Elementos Finitos implementado pelo programa ANSYS, obtendo-se oito modelos virtuais de embalagens, com 10% e 14% de área efetiva de aberturas e geometria quadrada, retangular e circular. Para o desenvolvimento dos experimentos, que avaliaram a relação da área de aberturas com o tempo de sete-oitavos de resfriamento, foram construídos protótipos de tábuas de madeira (Pinnus elliotti de reflorestamento. Nas embalagens, foram acondicionados aproximadamente 13 kg de banana variedade Nanica (Musa cavendishii, cultivar nanica, resfriada num túnel de ar forçado (vazão de ar de 0,32 m³ s-1, temperatura de 8,0±1,2ºC e umidade relativa de 84,5±2,6%. O tempo de resfriamento também foi comparado com aquele obtido quando a mesma quantidade de frutas foi resfriada em embalagens de papelão (2,5% de área efetiva de abertura e madeira (18% de área efetiva de abertura. Os resultados demonstraram que, entre os protótipos propostos, não houve diferença significativa no tempo de resfriamento dos frutos acondicionados nas embalagens desenvolvidas, sendo o tempo médio de resfriamento de 40,71±2,81 min. Na comparação com as embalagens de papelão e madeira, houve diferenças significativas, sendo que as embalagens comerciais tiveram tempos de resfriamento de 1,25 e 2 vezes maiores. Concluiu-se que a simulação estrutural computacional, aliada a algoritmos de otimização, além de procedimentos experimentais ligados à cadeia do frio, são recursos promissores no auxílio de projetos para embalagens de transporte de produtos hortícolas.This study proposes a methodology for designing boxes for agricultural products based on

  10. NUCLEAR REACTOR CONTROL SYSTEM

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    Epler, E.P.; Hanauer, S.H.; Oakes, L.C.

    1959-11-01

    A control system is described for a nuclear reactor using enriched uranium fuel of the type of the swimming pool and other heterogeneous nuclear reactors. Circuits are included for automatically removing and inserting the control rods during the course of normal operation. Appropriate safety circuits close down the nuclear reactor in the event of emergency.

  11. Prótese para substituição total de disco intervertebral: desenvolvimento de modelo computacional e análise por elementos finitos Prótese de reemplazo total del disco intervertebral: modelo de desarrollo computacional y análisis de elementos finitos Prosthesis for total intervertebral disc replacement: computacional model development and finite element analysis

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    Tiago Nunes Campello

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: a idéia de um disco intervertebral artificial não é nova. O campo de estudos sobre próteses para artroplastia de coluna desenvolve-se ao passo que novas tecnologias na área de materiais e engenharia médica são desenvolvidas ou introduzidas para o surgimento de novos projetos. OBJETIVO: estabelecer metodologia de desenvolvimento de produto em um projeto de prótese para substituição total de disco intervertebral pela utilização de ferramentas computacionais de engenharia. MÉTODOS: a metodologia de desenvolvimento de prótese para substituição total de disco iniciou-se com a definição do seu modelo virtual, seguida pela a análise mecânica virtual por elementos finitos. RESULTADOS: a prótese de disco foi concebida com três componentes, sendo eles o flange superior, o flange inferior e o núcleo. Aplicando o critério de von Mises para solução da análise virtual, verificou-se que o núcleo da prótese é o componente mais solicitado durante compressão axial e compressão/cisalhamento. CONCLUSÃO: este estudo demonstra a viabilidade do desenvolvimento de um projeto para fabricação de prótese para substituição total de disco intervertebral, por meio de metodologia computacional já consagrada em projetos mecânicos de engenharia, principalmente, nos ramos automotivo e aeronáutico.INTRODUCCIÓN: la idea de un disco intervertebral artificial no es nueva. Los estudios de la columna vertebral artroplastia prótesis están en desarrollo, mientras las nuevas tecnologías en el ámbito de la ingeniería y los materiales médicos son desarr llados o introducidos a la aparición de nuevos proyectos. OBJETIVO: establecer una metodología para el desarrollo de producto en un proyecto de prótesis para reemplazo total del disco intervertebral, a través del uso de herramientas de ingeniería computacional. MÉTODOS: la metodología de desarrollo de prótesis para reemplazo total del disco se inició con la definici

  12. Nuclear reactor overflow line

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    Severson, Wayne J.

    1976-01-01

    The overflow line for the reactor vessel of a liquid-metal-cooled nuclear reactor includes means for establishing and maintaining a continuous bleed flow of coolant amounting to 5 to 10% of the total coolant flow through the overflow line to prevent thermal shock to the overflow line when the reactor is restarted following a trip. Preferably a tube is disposed concentrically just inside the overflow line extending from a point just inside the reactor vessel to an overflow tank and a suction line is provided opening into the body of liquid metal in the reactor vessel and into the annulus between the overflow line and the inner tube.

  13. Light water reactor safety

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    2013-01-01

    This book describes the principles and practices of reactor safety as applied to the design, regulation and operation of light water reactors, combining a historical approach with an up-to-date account of the safety, technology and operating experience of both pressurized water reactors and boiling water reactors. The introductory chapters set out the basic facts upon which the safety of light water reactors depend. The central section is devoted to the methods and results of safety analysis. The accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl are reviewed and their implications for light wate

  14. Nuclear reactor physics

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    Stacey, Weston M

    2010-01-01

    Nuclear reactor physics is the core discipline of nuclear engineering. Nuclear reactors now account for a significant portion of the electrical power generated worldwide, and new power reactors with improved fuel cycles are being developed. At the same time, the past few decades have seen an ever-increasing number of industrial, medical, military, and research applications for nuclear reactors. The second edition of this successful comprehensive textbook and reference on basic and advanced nuclear reactor physics has been completely updated, revised and enlarged to include the latest developme

  15. Spinning fluids reactor

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    Miller, Jan D; Hupka, Jan; Aranowski, Robert

    2012-11-20

    A spinning fluids reactor, includes a reactor body (24) having a circular cross-section and a fluid contactor screen (26) within the reactor body (24). The fluid contactor screen (26) having a plurality of apertures and a circular cross-section concentric with the reactor body (24) for a length thus forming an inner volume (28) bound by the fluid contactor screen (26) and an outer volume (30) bound by the reactor body (24) and the fluid contactor screen (26). A primary inlet (20) can be operatively connected to the reactor body (24) and can be configured to produce flow-through first spinning flow of a first fluid within the inner volume (28). A secondary inlet (22) can similarly be operatively connected to the reactor body (24) and can be configured to produce a second flow of a second fluid within the outer volume (30) which is optionally spinning.

  16. Ventajas adicionales de un programa de necesidades

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    Oroviogoicoechea, Alberto

    1984-12-01

    Full Text Available This work comments the importance that can have, for a building Planer, to have at his disposal a Programme of Necessities. It also comments the advantages the user could obtain in the future by his own contribution in the elaboration of this Programme. The work reviews the chapters of a Programme of Necessities and describes the contribution that can be obtained by means of a good management in its elaboration. Those contributions not only make it richer, but get profitable inner effects for the user himself, in such themes as organization, programming, personal integration, own knowledgement, etc.Además de la importancia que tiene para el Proyectista de un edificio disponer de un Programa de Necesidades detallado del mismo, se describen en el presente artículo las ventajas que aportan al futuro usuario las reflexiones que ha de hacer durante la elaboración de dicho Programa. Pasando revista a diversos capítulos de un Programa de Necesidades, se comentan las aportaciones que puede conseguir una buena dirección en la elaboración del mismo, y que no sólo lo enriquecen, sino que consiguen efectos internos beneficiosos para el propio usuario, en temas tales como organización, programación, integración de personal, conocimiento propio, etc.

  17. Conceptos claves en un programa educativo

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    MYRIAM PATRICIA PARDO TORRES

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la revisión de literatura sobre los conceptos comunicación asertiva, afecto y las visiones de enfermería de reciprocidad y simultaneidad como sustento base de un programa educativo de intervención con adolescentes para promover la responsabilidad procreativa. La revisión bibliográfica sistemática tomó como bases de datos Ebsco-Host y Scielo. Conclusiones: la comunicación asertiva es una habilidad social aprendida, que es necesario fortalecer en los programas de salud sexual y reproductiva; el afecto es un elemento motivador para la transmisión y apropiación de conocimientos en educación sexual y reproductiva; la visión de reciprocidad orienta la interacción entre el (la adolescente y la (el enfermera (o componente necesario para una construcción mutua del autocuidado en este ámbito, y la visión de simultaneidad integra el contexto como elemento fundamental en el abordaje de la temática dentro de un programa educativo.

  18. Desenvolvimento de um modelo de programação linear para o Problema da Construção de Grades Horárias em Universidades

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    Guilherme Brandelli Bucco

    Full Text Available Resumo: A construção de grades horárias dos cursos de uma universidade é um problema que deve ser enfrentado no início de todos os semestres e, por mobilizar quantidades significativas de recursos, se constitui numa importante tarefa administrativa. É classificado, em termos de complexidade computacional, como NP-hard, o que implica grande exigência de capacidade de processamento. É modelado de maneiras muito diversas, no intuito de se obter adequação quanto ao contexto educacional do país, às regras específicas da instituição ou aos objetivos específicos dos gestores, entre outros. Neste artigo, propõe-se um modelo matemático para construir grades de horários, otimizando a utilização de salas de aula. Para resolver o modelo proposto, desenvolveu-se um algoritmo que divide o problema para viabilizar o uso de programação linear inteira mista. Experimentos computacionais aplicados a uma base de dados real de uma universidade pública brasileira confirmaram o bom desempenho da abordagem proposta, reduzindo consideravelmente a quantidade de salas de aulas alocadas.

  19. Computer simulation of stability and control of tractor-trailed implement combinations under different operating conditions Simulação computacional da estabilidade e controle de combinações trator-carreta sob diferentes condições de operação

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    Nidal H. Abu-Hamdeh

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available The mechanics of a tractor-trailer system moving up and down sloping ground under different operating conditions was theoretically simulated. A computer program was developed to analyze the system to predict the effect of both the trailer loading weight and the slope angle on the tractor stability, traction ability, and drawbar loading. The program was used to analyze a tractor-trailer system moving at uniform motion up and downhill. The results of this analysis showed that the tractor becomes unstable when towing a 3750 kg trailer uphill at 28° slope angle. Insufficient traction occurred at slope angles ranging from 15° to 18° corresponding to trailer weight of 3750 to 750 kg. The parallel component of drawbar pull reached a maximum value of 17318 N when the trailer was pushing the tractor downhill at 30° slope angle. The normal component (normal to the tractive surface showed similar maximum values for both uphill and downhill motions of the system. The use of computer analysis in this study provided a significant improvement in predicting the effect of different parameters on stability and control of tractor-trailer combination on sloping ground.A mecânica do sistema trator-carreta movendo-se encosta acima e abaixo, sob diferentes condições de operação, foi simulada teoricamente. Foi desenvolvido um programa de computador para analisar o sistema visando prever o efeito do peso da carga da carreta e do ângulo da pendente na estabilidade do trator, na capacidade de tração e no carregamento da barra de tração. O programa computacional foi usado para analisar o sistema trator-carreta em deslocamento uniforme encosta acima e abaixo. Os resultados dessa análise mostraram que o trator se torna instável quando traciona uma carreta de 3.750 kg subindo uma encosta com 28º de declividade. Tração insuficiente ocorre quando os ângulos de inclinação variam de 15º a 18º, com pesos na carreta, respectivamente, de 3.750 a 750 kg. A

  20. Efectos de la simulación computacional en la comprensión de la distribución binomial y la distribución de proporciones

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    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un proyecto de investigación que se basa en el enfoque instrumental para describir el efecto que tiene la simulación computacional en la comprensión de la distribución binomial y la distribución de proporciones.

  1. Plan de investigación: Aprendizaje Colaborativo y Formación del Pensamiento Computacional en escolares de educación Infantil y Primaria mediante la utilización de recursos TIC y Robots Educativos Programables

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    Caballero Gonzalez, Yen Air

    2017-01-01

    El objetivo general es realizar el diseño, integración y evaluación de actividades educativas mediadas por TIC y Robots educativos programables en escolares de infantil y primaria logrando el aprendizaje colaborativo y la formación de habilidades de pensamiento computacional.

  2. Neutron fluxes in test reactors

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    Youinou, Gilles Jean-Michel [Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)

    2017-01-01

    Communicate the fact that high-power water-cooled test reactors such as the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR), the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) or the Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR) cannot provide fast flux levels as high as sodium-cooled fast test reactors. The memo first presents some basics physics considerations about neutron fluxes in test reactors and then uses ATR, HFIR and JHR as an illustration of the performance of modern high-power water-cooled test reactors.

  3. Satisfacción de programas sociales. El caso del programa de abasto de leche Liconsa

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    Adolfo Cogco

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El programa Abasto Social de Leche, que otorga esta bebida de manera subsidiada a personas enestado de pobreza, es uno de los más antiguos en México. El producto ha pasado por diversosmejoramientos de corte nutricional y de imagen; en este el artículo se presentarán los hallazgos sobrela satisfacción que tienen los beneficiarios del programa, a través del uso de una metodologíaintegral que abarca la gestión del mismo, la perspectiva de los beneficiarios en diversos ámbitosy el aspecto comunitario. Los resultados, obtenidos por medio de un modelo de ecuaciones estructuralescon variables latentes, señalan que la población objetivo se encuentra satisfecha con el programa.

  4. SIMULAÇÃO COMPUTACIONAL DA EFICIÊNCIA ENERGÉTICA PARA UMA ARQUITETURA SUSTENTÁVEL

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    Oliveira, Lacyane Krysna dos Santos; Rêgo, Rejane de Moraes; Frutuoso, Maria Núbia Medeiros de Araújo; Rodrigues, Sofia Suely Ferreira Brandão

    2016-01-01

    Este artigo aborda a importância da arquitetura sustentável, discutindo conceitos e definições desta temática, diferenciando a Bioarquitetura, Arquitetura Bioclimática e Arquitetura Sustentável. Explana sobre as vantagens e características de um projeto sustentável, onde destaca a eficiência energética das edificações. Indica métodos de projeto e avaliação da eficiência e qualidade ambiental das edificações como BREEAM, LEED, HQE e Selo Azul, assim como o Programa Brasileiro de Etiquetagem En...

  5. Desenvolvimento de um aplicativo computacional em realidade virtual como ferramenta de apoio didático ao ensino da endodontia

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    Zatti, Evandro Alberto

    2001-01-01

    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia de Produção. Profissionais e docentes da Endodontia têm opiniões convergentes quando se referem ao seu campo de visão no estudo da anatomia dental: "tem-se uma imagem bidimensional de um elemento tridimensional". Essa peculiaridade acarreta em certa dificuldade no processo de ensino-aprendizagem, uma vez que os alunos de Odontologia encontram dificuldades na visualiz...

  6. HORIZONTAL BOILING REACTOR SYSTEM

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    Treshow, M.

    1958-11-18

    Reactors of the boiling water type are described wherein water serves both as the moderator and coolant. The reactor system consists essentially of a horizontal pressure vessel divided into two compartments by a weir, a thermal neutronic reactor core having vertical coolant passages and designed to use water as a moderator-coolant posltioned in one compartment, means for removing live steam from the other compartment and means for conveying feed-water and water from the steam compartment to the reactor compartment. The system further includes auxiliary apparatus to utilize the steam for driving a turbine and returning the condensate to the feed-water inlet of the reactor. The entire system is designed so that the reactor is self-regulating and has self-limiting power and self-limiting pressure features.

  7. Fast Spectrum Reactors

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    Todd, Donald; Tsvetkov, Pavel

    2012-01-01

    Fast Spectrum Reactors presents a detailed overview of world-wide technology contributing to the development of fast spectrum reactors. With a unique focus on the capabilities of fast spectrum reactors to address nuclear waste transmutation issues, in addition to the well-known capabilities of breeding new fuel, this volume describes how fast spectrum reactors contribute to the wide application of nuclear power systems to serve the global nuclear renaissance while minimizing nuclear proliferation concerns. Readers will find an introduction to the sustainable development of nuclear energy and the role of fast reactors, in addition to an economic analysis of nuclear reactors. A section devoted to neutronics offers the current trends in nuclear design, such as performance parameters and the optimization of advanced power systems. The latest findings on fuel management, partitioning and transmutation include the physics, efficiency and strategies of transmutation, homogeneous and heterogeneous recycling, in addit...

  8. THERMAL NEUTRONIC REACTOR

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    Spinrad, B.I.

    1960-01-12

    A novel thermal reactor was designed in which a first reflector formed from a high atomic weight, nonmoderating material is disposed immediately adjacent to the reactor core. A second reflector composed of a moderating material is disposed outwardly of the first reflector. The advantage of this novel reflector arrangement is that the first reflector provides a high slow neutron flux in the second reflector, where irradiation experiments may be conducted with a small effect on reactor reactivity.

  9. Remote Reactor Monitoring

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    Bernstein, Adam [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Dazeley, Steve [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Dobie, Doug [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Marleau, Peter [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Brennan, Jim [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Gerling, Mark [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sumner, Matthew [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sweany, Melinda [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    2014-10-21

    The overall goal of the WATCHMAN project is to experimentally demonstrate the potential of water Cerenkov antineutrino detectors as a tool for remote monitoring of nuclear reactors. In particular, the project seeks to field a large prototype gadolinium-doped, water-based antineutrino detector to demonstrate sensitivity to a power reactor at ~10 kilometer standoff using a kiloton scale detector. The technology under development, when fully realized at large scale, could provide remote near-real-time information about reactor existence and operational status for small operating nuclear reactors out to distances of many hundreds of kilometers.

  10. Development of reactor graphite

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    Haag, G.; Mindermann, D.; Wilhelmi, G.; Persicke, H.; Ulsamer, W.

    1990-04-01

    The German graphite development programme for High Temperature Reactors has been based on the assumption that reactor graphite for core components with lifetime fluences of up to 4 × 10 22 neutrons per cm 2 (EDN) at 400°C can be manufactured from regular pitch coke. The use of secondary coke and vibrational moulding techniques have allowed production of materials with very small anisotropy, high strength, and high purity which are the most important properties of reactor graphite. A variety of graphite grades has been tested in fast neutron irradiation experiments. The results show that suitable graphites for modern High Temperature Reactors with spherical fuel elements are available.

  11. Oscillatory flow chemical reactors

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    Slavnić Danijela S; Bugarski Branko M; Nikačević Nikola M

    2014-01-01

    .... However, the reactions of interests for the mentioned industry sectors are often slow, thus continuous tubular reactors would be impractically long for flow regimes which provide sufficient heat...

  12. Membrane reactors at Degussa.

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    Wöltinger, Jens; Karau, Andreas; Leuchtenberger, Wolfgang; Drauz, Karlheinz

    2005-01-01

    The review covers the development of membrane reactor technologies at Degussa for the synthesis of fine chemicals. The operation of fed-batch or continuous biocatalytic processes in the enzyme membrane reactor (EMR) is well established at Degussa. Degussa has experience of running EMRs from laboratory gram scale up to a production scale of several hundreds of tons per year. The transfer of the enzyme membrane reactor from biocatalysis to chemical catalysis in the chemzyme membrane reactor (CMR) is discussed. Various homogeneous catalysts have been investigated in the CMR, and the scope and limitation of this new technique is discussed.

  13. Pressurizing new reactors

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    Neill, J.S.

    1956-01-30

    The Technical Division was asked recently to consider designs for new reactors that would add 8000 MW capacity to the Savannah River Plant. One modification of the existing SRP design that would enable a higher power rating, and therefore require fewer new reactors, is an increase in the maximum pressure in the D{sub 2}O system. The existing reactors at SRP are designed for a maximum pressure in the gas plenum of only 5 psig. Higher pressures enable higher D{sub 2} temperatures and higher sheath temperatures without local boiling or burnout. The requirements in reactor cooling facilities at any given power level would therefore be reduced by pressurizing.

  14. HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEAR POWER REACTOR

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    King, L.D.P.

    1959-09-01

    A homogeneous nuclear power reactor utilizing forced circulation of the liquid fuel is described. The reactor does not require fuel handling outside of the reactor vessel during any normal operation including complete shutdown to room temperature, the reactor being selfregulating under extreme operating conditions and controlled by the thermal expansion of the liquid fuel. The liquid fuel utilized is a uranium, phosphoric acid, and water solution which requires no gus exhaust system or independent gas recombining system, thereby eliminating the handling of radioiytic gas.

  15. OPTIMIZACIÓN DEL PAQUETE COMPUTACIONAL PARA EL CÁLCULO DE ESTRUCTURA NÚCLEO-ELECTRÓNICA: APMO

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    Edwin Posada

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta una versiónrediseñada y optimizada del programaAPMO (Any Particle Molecular Orbital.APMO es una implementación computacionaldel método del orbital molecularnuclear y electrónico (OMNE en nivelesde teoría Hartree-Fock (HF y de perturbacionesde muchos cuerpos de segundoorden (MP2. En el método OMNE, tantolos núcleos atómicos como electrones serepresentan como funciones de onda.Este método permite un estudio directo defenómenos en los que se presentan efectoscuánticos nucleares: efectos isotópicos,deslocalización nuclear, transferencia deprotones, entre otros. La optimizaciónrealizada logró una marcada disminuciónen los tiempos de un cálculo global ypermitió el uso de funciones de baseelectrónicas y nucleares con altosmomentos angulares. Como ejemplo delas nuevas posibilidades del programa sepresenta un estudio del efecto isotópicoen complejos monohidratados y dihidratadosde cobre (I y cinc (II. En estossistemas se encontró que la sustitución deprotio por deuterio debilita el enlaceoxígeno-metal.

  16. El Programa Nacional de Formacion y Capacitacion Permanente

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    Rodriguez Manrique, Catherine Paola

    2010-01-01

    Este articulo presenta una sistematizacion de las caracteristicas mas relevantes del Programa Nacional de Formacion y Capacitacion Permanente implementado por el Ministerio de Educacion del Peru desde...

  17. Programa provincial de lectura del Chubut

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    Natalia Alejandra Alaniz

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available En el marco del proyecto “Dispositivos pedagógicos en las dinámicas de lavida escolar en contexto de pobreza urbana” lo que se propuso investigar es la forma de implementación del Programa de Lectura de la provincia de Chubut. El mismo fue creado por Resolución Ministerial N° 1044/ 08, a partir de diversos trabajos que comenzaron en el año 2003 a través de la Ley de Educación 26. 026, y que posteriormente se incorporaron a nivel provincial mediante la Resolución N ° 174/12 para revalorizar las trayectorias escolares de cada niño/a. El programa consiste en poner el énfasis en el vínculo pedagógico mediante la adecuación de los espacios curriculares, de tal modo que se pueda lograr una articulación entre los diferentes niveles educativos, desde el nivel inicial al secundario. Articulando para ello recursos materiales y humanos que posibiliten el acompañamiento del proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje de lectura.A partir de esto, el objetivo de este trabajo fue indagar cómo perciben los docentes de una escuela pública la implementación del Programa Provincial de Lectura, lo que implico utilizar metodologías y técnicas de investigación apropiadas para obtener las experiencias actuales en el territorio y en la cotidianidad de los propios actores escolares. Teniendo en consideración que el dispositivo pedagógico es una construcción histórica, que produce subjetividades, y por consiguiente formas de ver y entender el mundo.

  18. Gerenciamento de Riscos em Programas de Aventura

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    Full Text Available o gerenciamento de riscos em programas de aventura será analisado de maneira sistemática neste trabalho. Os elementos que conformam os padrões de precaução em atividades comerciais de aventura serão tratados de forma crítica. V árias questões relacionadas à polêmica do credenciamento e certificação de programas comerciais de aventura serão analisadas. Os principais conceitos relativos à segurança na concepção, no planejamento, no monitoramento e na execução de programas turísticos de aventura e eventos na natureza serão abordados. Após a revisão conceitual, será exposto o resultado do estudo dos elementos de gerenciamento de riscos, introduzidos na legislação que rege a implementação da política de desenvolvimento do turismo sustentável no Município de Brotas. Risk management in adventure programs has been systematically analyzed within this work. The elements that integrate the standards of care in commercial adventure programming have been critically approached. Different questions related to the debate on accreditation and certification of adventure programs. The main concepts regarding safety during the conception, planning, monitoring, and execution of adventure tourism programs and events in the wild have been also approached. Following this conceptual revision, the result of the study of risk management topics introduced in the legislation related to the policy of sustainable tourism development in Brotas borough will be displayed.

  19. Intervención familiar: programa EDUCA

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    Díaz-Sibajas, Miguel Ángel

    2014-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este taller será el de presentar un programa de escuela de padres protocolizado en grupo para la prevención primaria y secundaria de los trastornos del comportamiento perturbador (el trastorno negativista desafiante y el trastorno disocial) en la infancia y la adolescencia. Se describirán las principales estrategias y dinámicas de intervención con el objetivo de que el taller sea eminentemente práctico, incidiendo en no sólo “ qué hacer", sino en "cómo podemos hace...

  20. Programa preventivo de lesiones de espalda

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    Pérez Frechilla, Saray

    2012-01-01

    Uno de los problemas más habituales de salud hoy en día son los relacionados con la espalda. En el caso de los niños, escolares, suele ser por malas posturas, sedentarismo, mala alimentación, obesidad, carga excesiva con mochilas y bolsas, entre las causas más frecuentes. Dentro del plan “educación para la salud” , se presenta aquí un programa de prevención de lesiones de espalda, con el objetivo de inculcar a los niños hábitos saludables.

  1. Compilación de programas seguros

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    Molinari, Enrique

    2010-01-01

    Este trabajo primero presenta un lenguaje de alto nivel junto con un sistema de tipos que garantiza que los programas bien tipados satisfacen no-interferencia. Luego presenta un lenguaje de bajo nivel basado en Typed Assembly Language, al que denominamos SecTAL (Secure Typed Assembly Language), junto con un sistema de tipos que satisface propiedades similares. Finalmente, presenta una función de compilación junto con una demostración de que preserva la propiedad de no-interferencia. La fun...

  2. Technical specifications, Hanford production reactors

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    Gilbert, W.D. [comp.

    1962-06-25

    These technical specifications are applicable to the eight operating production reactor facilities, B, C, D, DR, F, H, KE, and KW. Covered are operating and performance restrictions and administrative procedures. Areas covered by the operating and performance restrictions are reactivity, reactor control and safety elements, power level, temperature and heat flux, reactor fuel loadings, reactor coolant systems, reactor confinement, test facilities, code compliance, and reactor scram set points. Administrative procedures include process control procedures, training programs, audits and inspections, and reports and records.

  3. Reactor Materials Research

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    Van Walle, E

    2001-04-01

    The activities of the Reactor Materials Research Department of the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK-CEN in 2000 are summarised. The programmes within the department are focussed on studies concerning (1) fusion, in particular mechanical testing; (2) Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (IASCC); (3) nuclear fuel; and (4) Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel (RPVS)

  4. Space Nuclear Reactor Engineering

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    Poston, David Irvin [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-03-06

    We needed to find a space reactor concept that could be attractive to NASA for flight and proven with a rapid turnaround, low-cost nuclear test. Heat-pipe-cooled reactors coupled to Stirling engines long identified as the easiest path to near-term, low-cost concept.

  5. REFLECTOR FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS

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    Fraas, A.P.

    1963-08-01

    A reflector for nuclear reactors that comprises an assembly of closely packed graphite rods disposed with their major axes substantially perpendicular to the interface between the reactor core and the reflector is described. Each graphite rod is round in transverse cross section at (at least) its interface end and is provided, at that end, with a coaxial, inwardly tapering hole. (AEC)

  6. Desenvolvimento de um novo método RANS-based para a aeroacústica computacional de jatos de alta velocidade.

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    Carlos Roberto Ilário da Silva

    2011-01-01

    Uma nova ferramenta de aeroacústica computacional baseada em simulações RANS (Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes) foi desenvolvida para a predição do ruído gerado pelo escoamento tri-dimensional de jatos complexos. O método é denominado de LRT o qual surgiu da combinação da analogia acústica de Lighthill com o método de acústica geométrica Ray-Tracing. A grande vantagem da utilização do método LRT para predições de ruído é que este determina não apenas as fontes sonoras presentes...

  7. Computer simulation of thermal-hydraulic transient events in multi-circuits with multipumps; Simulacao computacional de eventos termo-hidraulicos transitorios em multicircuitos com multibombas

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    Veloso, Marcelo Antonio

    2003-07-01

    PANTERA-2 (from Programa para Analise Termo-hidraulica de Reatores a Agua - Program for Thermal-hydraulic Analysis of Water Reactors, Version 2), whose fundamentals are described in this work, is intended to carry out rod bundle subchannel analysis in conjunction with multiloop simulation. It solves simultaneously the conservation equations of mass, axial and lateral momentum, and energy for subchannel geometry coupled with the balance equations that describe the fluid flows in any number of coolant loops connected to a pressure vessel containing the rod bundle. As far as subchannel analysis is concerned, the basic computational strategy of PANTERA-2 comes from COBRA codes, but an alternative implicit solution method oriented to the pressure field has been used to solve the finite difference approximations for the balance laws. The results provided by the subchannel model comprise the fluid density, enthalpy, flow rate, and pressure fields in the subchannels. The loop model predicts the individual loop flows, total flow through the pressure vessel, and pump rotational speeds as a function of time subsequent to the failure of any number of the coolant pumps. The flow transients in the loops may initiated by partial, total or sequential loss of electric power to the operating pumps. Transient events caused by either shaft break or rotor locking may also be simulated. The changes in rotational speed of the pumps as a function of rime are determined from a torque balance. Pump dynamic head and hydraulic torque are calculated as a function of rotational speed and volumetric flow from two polar homologous curves supplied to the code in the tabular form. In order to illustrate the analytical capability of PANTERA-2, three sample problems are presented and discussed. Comparisons between calculated and measured results indicate that the program reproduces with a good accuracy experimental data for subchannel exit temperatures and critical heat fluxes in 5x5 rod bundles. It

  8. Mirror reactor surface study

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    Hunt, A. L.; Damm, C. C.; Futch, A. H.; Hiskes, J. R.; Meisenheimer, R. G.; Moir, R. W.; Simonen, T. C.; Stallard, B. W.; Taylor, C. E.

    1976-09-01

    A general survey is presented of surface-related phenomena associated with the following mirror reactor elements: plasma first wall, ion sources, neutral beams, director converters, vacuum systems, and plasma diagnostics. A discussion of surface phenomena in possible abnormal reactor operation is included. Several studies which appear to merit immediate attention and which are essential to the development of mirror reactors are abstracted from the list of recommended areas for surface work. The appendix contains a discussion of the fundamentals of particle/surface interactions. The interactions surveyed are backscattering, thermal desorption, sputtering, diffusion, particle ranges in solids, and surface spectroscopic methods. A bibliography lists references in a number of categories pertinent to mirror reactors. Several complete published and unpublished reports on surface aspects of current mirror plasma experiments and reactor developments are also included.

  9. Nuclear reactor design

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    2014-01-01

    This book focuses on core design and methods for design and analysis. It is based on advances made in nuclear power utilization and computational methods over the past 40 years, covering core design of boiling water reactors and pressurized water reactors, as well as fast reactors and high-temperature gas-cooled reactors. The objectives of this book are to help graduate and advanced undergraduate students to understand core design and analysis, and to serve as a background reference for engineers actively working in light water reactors. Methodologies for core design and analysis, together with physical descriptions, are emphasized. The book also covers coupled thermal hydraulic core calculations, plant dynamics, and safety analysis, allowing readers to understand core design in relation to plant control and safety.

  10. Status of French reactors

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    Ballagny, A. [Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique, Saclay (France)

    1997-08-01

    The status of French reactors is reviewed. The ORPHEE and RHF reactors can not be operated with a LEU fuel which would be limited to 4.8 g U/cm{sup 3}. The OSIRIS reactor has already been converted to LEU. It will use U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} as soon as its present stock of UO{sub 2} fuel is used up, at the end of 1994. The decision to close down the SILOE reactor in the near future is not propitious for the start of a conversion process. The REX 2000 reactor, which is expected to be commissioned in 2005, will use LEU (except if the fast neutrons core option is selected). Concerning the end of the HEU fuel cycle, the best option is reprocessing followed by conversion of the reprocessed uranium to LEU.

  11. Transgenética computacional: uma aplicação ao problema quadrático de alocação

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    Marco César Goldbarg

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta uma nova abordagem, denominada Transgenética Computacional. A metáfora baseia-se na utilização de informações meméticas e no emprego dos fluxos extra e intracelulares para planejar e executar manipulações genéticas no contexto dos algoritmos evolucionários. A pesquisa desenvolve duas linhas de algoritmos: a primeira utilizando-se de ambos os fluxos para informar o processo de busca evolucionária; a segunda utiliza-se exclusivamente da manipulação intracelular. São apresentados os agentes da Transgenética Computacional. São examinadas propriedades resultantes da interação cromossomo x agente de manipulação que se mostram semelhantes às do processo imunológico natural. Ao final são relatados resultados computacionais para o Problema Quadrático de Alocação.This paper introduces the Computational Transgenetic approach. The metaphor is based on the use of memetic pieces of information and on the extra and intracellular flows to design and accomplish genetic manipulation in the chromosomes of a given population of an evolutionary algorithm. The research develops two algorithmic approaches. The first algorithmic approach uses both the intra and extra-cellular flows to guide an evolutionary search process. The second one uses, uniquely, intracellular manipulation. Computational Transgenetic agents are presented. Properties resulting from chromosome x agent interactions, similar to the natural immunologic process, are examined. Finally, the paper reports the results of computational experiments of applying both techniques to the Quadratic Assignment Problem.

  12. As abordagens teóricas e os formalismos para o tratamento computacional do significado lexical Theoretical approaches and formalisms for the computational treatment of lexical meaning

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    Ariani Di Felippo

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available No âmbito do Processamento Automático de Línguas Naturais (PLN, o desenvolvimento de recursos léxico-semânticos é premente. Ao conceber os sistemas de PLN como um exercício de "engenharia da linguagem humana", acredita-se que o desenvolvimento de tais recursos pode ser beneficiado pelos modelos de "representação do conhecimento", desenvolvidos pela Engenharia do Conhecimento. Esses modelos, em particular, fornecem simultaneamente o arcabouço teórico-metodológico e a metalinguagem formal para o tratamento computacional do significado das unidades lexicais. Neste artigo, após a apresentação da concepção linguístico-computacional de léxico, elucidam-se os principais paradigmas de representação do conhecimento, enfatizando a abordagem do significado e a metalinguagem formal vinculadas a cada um deles.The development of lexical-semantic resources for natural language processing is urgent. Conceiving the computational systems which process natural languages as an exercise of "human language engineering", the development of such resources can benefit from the "knowledge representation models" provided by Knowledge Engineering. These models provide both the theoretical-methodological premises and the formal metalanguage for the computational treatment of word meaning. In this paper, we first present the linguistic-computational conception of "lexicon". Then, we describe the main knowledge representation paradigms emphasizing the theoretical approach to word meaning and the formalism related to each of them.

  13. Nuclear reactor control column

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    Bachovchin, Dennis M.

    1982-01-01

    The nuclear reactor control column comprises a column disposed within the nuclear reactor core having a variable cross-section hollow channel and containing balls whose vertical location is determined by the flow of the reactor coolant through the column. The control column is divided into three basic sections wherein each of the sections has a different cross-sectional area. The uppermost section of the control column has the greatest cross-sectional area, the intermediate section of the control column has the smallest cross-sectional area, and the lowermost section of the control column has the intermediate cross-sectional area. In this manner, the area of the uppermost section can be established such that when the reactor coolant is flowing under normal conditions therethrough, the absorber balls will be lifted and suspended in a fluidized bed manner in the upper section. However, when the reactor coolant flow falls below a predetermined value, the absorber balls will fall through the intermediate section and into the lowermost section, thereby reducing the reactivity of the reactor core and shutting down the reactor.

  14. Reactor Safety Research Programs

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    Edler, S. K.

    1981-07-01

    This document summarizes the work performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) from January 1 through March 31, 1981, for the Division of Reactor Safety Research within the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Evaluations of nondestructive examination (NDE) techniques and instrumentation are reported; areas of investigation include demonstrating the feasibility of determining the strength of structural graphite, evaluating the feasibility of detecting and analyzing flaw growth in reactor pressure boundary systems, examining NDE reliability and probabilistic fracture mechanics, and assessing the integrity of pressurized water reactor (PWR) steam generator tubes where service-induced degradation has been indicated. Experimental data and analytical models are being provided to aid in decision-making regarding pipeto- pipe impacts following postulated breaks in high-energy fluid system piping. Core thermal models are being developed to provide better digital codes to compute the behavior of full-scale reactor systems under postulated accident conditions. Fuel assemblies and analytical support are being provided for experimental programs at other facilities. These programs include loss-ofcoolant accident (LOCA) simulation tests at the NRU reactor, Chalk River, Canada; fuel rod deformation, severe fuel damage, and postaccident coolability tests for the ESSOR reactor Super Sara Test Program, Ispra, Italy; the instrumented fuel assembly irradiation program at Halden, Norway; and experimental programs at the Power Burst Facility, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). These programs will provide data for computer modeling of reactor system and fuel performance during various abnormal operating conditions.

  15. Reactor power monitoring device

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    Oda, Naotaka; Igawa, Shinji; Kitazono, Hideaki

    1998-02-13

    The present invention provides a reactor power monitoring device capable of ensuring circumstance resistance, high reliability and high speed transmission even if an APRM is disposed in a reactor building (R/B). Namely, signal processing sections (APRM) for transmitting data to a central control chamber are distributed in the reactor building at an area at the lowest temperature among areas where the temperature control in an emergency state is regulated, and a transmission processing section (APRM-I/F) for transmitting data to the other systems is disposed to the central control chamber. An LPRM signal transmission processing section is constituted such that LPRM signals can be transmitted at a high speed by DMA. Set values relevant to reactor tripping (neutron flux high, thermal output high and sudden reduction of a reactor core flow rate) are stored in the APRM-I/F, and reactor tripping calculation is conducted in the APRM-I/F. With such procedure, a reactor power monitoring device having enhanced control function can be attained. (N.H.)

  16. Nuclear reactor reflector

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    Hopkins, R.J.; Land, J.T.; Misvel, M.C.

    1994-06-07

    A nuclear reactor reflector is disclosed that comprises a stack of reflector blocks with vertical water flow passages to cool the reflector. The interface between blocks is opposite support points for reactor fuel rods. Water flows between the reflector and the reactor barrel from passages in a bottom block. The top block contains a flange to limit this flow and the flange has a slot to receive an alignment pin that is welded to the barrel. The pin is held in the slot by two removable shims. Alignment bars extend the length of the stack in slots machined in each block when the stack is assembled. 12 figs.

  17. Fast Breeder Reactor studies

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    Till, C.E.; Chang, Y.I.; Kittel, J.H.; Fauske, H.K.; Lineberry, M.J.; Stevenson, M.G.; Amundson, P.I.; Dance, K.D.

    1980-07-01

    This report is a compilation of Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) resource documents prepared to provide the technical basis for the US contribution to the International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation. The eight separate parts deal with the alternative fast breeder reactor fuel cycles in terms of energy demand, resource base, technical potential and current status, safety, proliferation resistance, deployment, and nuclear safeguards. An Annex compares the cost of decommissioning light-water and fast breeder reactors. Separate abstracts are included for each of the parts.

  18. Reactor flux calculations

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    Lhuillier, D. [Commissariat à l' Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives, Centre de Saclay, IRFU/SPhN, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2013-02-15

    The status of the prediction of reactor anti-neutrino spectra is presented. The most accurate method is still the conversion of total β spectra of fissionning isotopes as measured at research reactors. Recent re-evaluations of the conversion process led to an increased predicted flux by few percent and were at the origin of the so-called reactor anomaly. The up to date predictions are presented with their main sources of error. Perspectives are given on the complementary ab-initio predictions and upcoming experimental cross-checks of the predicted spectrum shape.

  19. NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONTROL

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    Metcalf, H.E.

    1958-10-14

    Methods of controlling reactors are presented. Specifically, a plurality of neutron absorber members are adjustably disposed in the reactor core at different distances from the center thereof. The absorber members extend into the core from opposite faces thereof and are operated by motive means coupled in a manner to simultaneously withdraw at least one of the absorber members while inserting one of the other absorber members. This feature effects fine control of the neutron reproduction ratio by varying the total volume of the reactor effective in developing the neutronic reaction.

  20. Nuclear reactor reflector

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    Hopkins, Ronald J.; Land, John T.; Misvel, Michael C.

    1994-01-01

    A nuclear reactor reflector is disclosed that comprises a stack of reflector blocks with vertical water flow passages to cool the reflector. The interface between blocks is opposite support points for reactor fuel rods. Water flows between the reflector and the reactor barrel from passages in a bottom block. The top block contains a flange to limit this flow and the flange has a slot to receive an alignment pin that is welded to the barrel. The pin is held in the slot by two removable shims. Alignment bars extend the length of the stack in slots machined in each block when the stack is assembled.

  1. Microfluidic electrochemical reactors

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    Nuzzo, Ralph G [Champaign, IL; Mitrovski, Svetlana M [Urbana, IL

    2011-03-22

    A microfluidic electrochemical reactor includes an electrode and one or more microfluidic channels on the electrode, where the microfluidic channels are covered with a membrane containing a gas permeable polymer. The distance between the electrode and the membrane is less than 500 micrometers. The microfluidic electrochemical reactor can provide for increased reaction rates in electrochemical reactions using a gaseous reactant, as compared to conventional electrochemical cells. Microfluidic electrochemical reactors can be incorporated into devices for applications such as fuel cells, electrochemical analysis, microfluidic actuation, pH gradient formation.

  2. Programas de posgrado en medicina por competencias

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    Jorge Jalil Milad

    2007-08-01

    Utilizando este modelo, hemos desarrollado recientemente una pauta de evaluación para nuestros residentes, con doce ítems enfocados a evaluar desempeños mesurables a través de rúbricas de apreciación global relacionados a las 6 competencias mencionadas. Hemos aprovechado para esto el concepto de actividad profesional a cargo, ya que conecta muy bien lo que es educación basada en competencias con la realidad de la práctica clínica de los programas de especialización o de residencia. En este sistema de evaluación de residentes, la evaluación se enfoca a la observación de actividades clínicas concretas y desde ellas se infiere el grado de adquisición de competencias.

  3. Programa "mãe-participante"

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    Mondini, Cleide Carolina da Silva Demoro; Fontes, Cassiana Mendes Bertoncello

    1999-01-01

    Este trabalho foi realizado no Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais da Universidade de São Paulo (HRAC-USP), Bauru, e relata o preparo da mãe para a alta, através do programa "mãe-participante", com o objetivo de orientar e preparar a mãe e o familiar para a continuidade dos cuidados pós-operatórios dos pacientes no domicílio, contribuindo no processo de cicatrização e no resultado estético e funcional da cirurgia nessa fase de reabilitação. This work was conducted at the Ho...

  4. Programa computacional para a estimativa da temperatura do ar para a região Nordeste do Brasil A computer program to estimate air temperature for Northeast region of Brazil

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    Enilson P. Cavalcanti

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available A meta principal através desta pesquisa foi estabelecer modelo de estimativa de temperatura do ar (Estima_T em função das coordenadas geográficas e das Anomalias de Temperaturas da Superfície do Mar (ATSM. Neste estudo foram utilizadas as séries temporais das médias mensais de temperatura do ar (média diária, mínima e máxima de 69 estações meteorológicas do Nordeste do Brasil (NEB e ATSM do oceano Atlântico Tropical. O modelo Estima_T mostrou-se capaz de reconstruir séries temporais de temperatura do ar com razoável precisão para todo o NEB. Os resultados mostraram correlações estatisticamente significantes ao nível de 1% de probabilidade entre as temperaturas do ar observada e estimada pelo modelo, em toda a região de estudo.The objective of this research was to establish a model to estimate air temperature (Estima_T as a function of geographical coordinates and Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (SSTA. The mean monthly time series of air temperatures (daily mean, minimum and maximum of 69 weather stations and SSTA of the Tropical Atlantic were analyzed. The model Estima_T showed good agreement between real and estimated air temperature data of Northeast Brazil. The results showed statistically significant correlation at 1% level between observed air temperatures and those estimated by model in the whole area of study.

  5. Development of a software to bone age assessment by Tanner and Whitehouse method; Desenvolvimento de um programa computacional para implementacao do metodo de leitura de idade ossea de Tanner e Whitehouse

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    Caetano, Nattan R. [Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), RJ (Brazil); Ghilardi Netto, Thomaz; Tomita, Ines [Universidade de Sao Paulo (FMRP/USP), Ribeirao Preto, USP (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina. Hospital das Clinicas

    2011-07-01

    The aim of the present work was to optimize the process of bone age reading. Several methods existent nowadays consist of skeletal maturity analysis, based on the bone details of the hand and wrist. The most effective method is proposed by Tanner and Whitehouse (TW), which produces results about five times more accurate than the other methods like the Grelish and Pyle (GP) one, which is widely used due the simplicity of the reading processes. However, the TW method is not often used at most hospitals because it presents high complexity degree. Thus, a computational program was developed to implement it in pediatric services, where the precision in bone age measurement is important. The program is similar to TW atlas, presenting images of skeletal maturity stages of analyzed bones, followed by explanatory texts. Besides, the reading processes and the calculations are automated by the program. Therefore, the diagnosis based on bone ages is produced faster and safely, taking into account that 19% of readings by means of GP present deviations of about 30% in comparison to TW. The TW method produces results with a precision five times greater than GP and with the program developed in this work, bone age reading becomes simple. The automation of bone age reading turns TW method more dynamic, enabling its use without interference in measurement values. (author)

  6. Computer program for allocation of generators in isolated systems of direct current using genetic algorithm; Programa computacional para alocacao de geradores em sistemas isolados de corrente continua utilizando algoritmo genetico

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    Gewehr, Diego N.; Vargas, Ricardo B.; Melo, Eduardo D. de; Paschoareli Junior, Dionizio [Universidade Estadual Paulista (DEE/UNESP), Ilha Solteira, SP (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Eletrica. Grupo de Pesquisa em Fontes Alternativas e Aproveitamento de Energia

    2008-07-01

    This paper presents a methodology for electric power sources location in isolated direct current micro grids, using genetic algorithm. In this work, photovoltaic panels are considered, although the methodology can be extended for any kind of DC sources. A computational tool is developed using the Matlab simulator, to obtain the best dc system configuration for reduction of panels quantity and costs, and to improve the system performance. (author)

  7. Desenvolvimento de um programa computacional para implantação econômica de lavouras canavieiras Development of a computer program for economical implantation of sugarcane plantations

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    Tadeu A. Marques

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Desenvolveu-se um algoritmo para a implantação convencional de lavouras canavieiras e em adição, uma implantação diferenciada com a finalidade de proporcionar produções, em toneladas, iguais nos anos subseqüentes à implantação, visto que, com o passar dos anos, as produtividades da cana-de-açúcar são diferentes; contudo, a nova metodologia fica limitada à área máxima de plantio, sendo que, em alguns casos, a produção anual cai, devido à impossibilidade de aumento da área; ampliou-se então, uma terceira metodologia, na qual a área não se torna fator limitante e, portanto, as produções se mantêm constantes. Para avaliar a viabilidade dos métodos propostos, os cálculos dos custos de implantação da cultura, da manutenção da soqueira, de renda bruta anual e das rendas líquidas, foram trazidas ao Valor Presente. Os resultados apontam que, apesar do maior investimento inicial, os métodos inovadores sempre proporcionam maiores lucratividades reais com o passar do tempo e, ainda, que o tempo de recuperação do capital investido também é menor. Os algoritmos foram transformados no software "canavial.exe", o qual pode ser obtido gratuitamente no endereço da Internet: "http://dl.winsite.com/bin/downl?500000027058".An algorithm was developed for conventional implantation of sugarcane crap. In addition, a differentiated implantation was developed with the purpose of providing same production (tons, in subsequent years of the implantation. Since sugarcane productivities in the following years are different. However the new methodology is limited to the maximum planting area, and in some cases annual production falls due to impossibility to increase planted area. A third methodology was also developed, in which the area does not become a limiting factor, and therefore production remain constant. To evaluate the viability of proposed methods, calculations of the cost of crop implantation, of sugarcane maintenance, annual income and the net incomes were converted later to the Present Value. The results showed that in spite of the higher initial investment, the new methods always provide highest real profit abilities in the time course and that recovery time of the invested capital is also smaller. The algorithms were transformed in the software "canavial.exe", which can be assessed freely at site: "http://dl.winsite.com/bin/downl?500000027058".

  8. Impacto del programa crecer en la adolescencia

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    María del Rosario Lanza Águila

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio explorativo descriptivo en el que se analizaron grupos de adolescentes (n=200 obtenidos por método aleatorio a los cuales se aplicó encuesta para la obtención de datos de interés relacionados con la sexualidad. Tras la aplicación a uno de los grupos el Programa Crecer en la Adolescencia predominó en la serie el grupo de 14-15 años, sexo masculino, escolaridad vencida primaria, estado conyugal soltero. Se detectó que los incluidos en el programa tienen una mayor información sobre el tema con resultados altamente significativos sobre consecuencias del aborto, peligro de tener relaciones sexuales precoces, métodos anticonceptivos existentes y enfermedades de trasmisión sexual (ETS p A randomized descriptive and exploratory study was conducted to analyze groups of adolescents (n=200 who were surveyed to obtain data of interest connected with sexuality. After the application to one of the groups of the Program Growing in Adolescence, it was observed a predominance in the series of the group aged 14-15, male sex, primary educational level, and single individuals. It was shown that those included in the program had more information on the topic, with highly significant results about the consequences of abortion, the danger of having early sexual relations, the existing contraceptive methods and the sexually transmitted diseases (STD p < 0.001. It was also proved that there is a great confidence in the health personnel and that the family physician and the mass media phay a fundamental role in sexual guidance

  9. New reactor type proposed

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    "Russian scientists at the Research Institute of Nuclear Power Engineering in Moscow are hoping to develop a new reactor that will use lead and bismuth as fuel instead of uranium and plutonium" (1/2 page).

  10. Department of Reactor Technology

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    Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde

    The general development of the Department of Reactor Technology at Risø during 1981 is presented, and the activities within the major subject fields are described in some detail. Lists of staff, publications, and computer programs are included.......The general development of the Department of Reactor Technology at Risø during 1981 is presented, and the activities within the major subject fields are described in some detail. Lists of staff, publications, and computer programs are included....

  11. Natural convection reactor

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    Babcock, D.F.; Bernath, L.; Menegus, R.L.; Ring, H.F.

    1956-05-01

    A previous report described the conceptual design of a plutonium producing reactor that may be characterized as follows: Power output (2000 MW); cooling - (natural convection of light water through the reactor, up through a draft tube to an evaporative cooling pond, then back to the reactor, and fuel (400 to 500 tons of uranium enriched to 1.2% U-235). Because this reactor would be cooled by the natural convection of light water, it is believed that the construction costs would be significantly less than for a Savannah or Hanford type reactor. Such expensive items as water treatment and water pumping facilities would be eliminated entirely. The inventory of 500 tons of slightly enriched uranium, however, is an unattractive feature. It represents not only a large dollar investment but also makes the reactor less attractive for construction during periods of national emergency because of the almost certain scarcity of even slightly enriched uranium at that time. The Atomic Energy Commission asked that the design be reviewed with the objective of reducing the inventory of uranium, The results of this review are given in this report.

  12. Las bases conceptuales del programa Etnomatemática

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    D'Ambrosio, Ubiratan

    2014-01-01

    El Programa Etnomatemática es un programa de investigación sobre la generación, organización individual y social, y la transmisión y difusión del conocimiento. Esos objetivos contemplan las disciplinas tradicionales de las ciencias de cognición (generación del conocimiento), de la epistemología (organización del conocimiento) y de la historia, sociología, política y educación (transmisión y difusión del conocimiento). Pero diferentemente del enfoque tradicional, el Programa Etnomatemátic...

  13. Gender mainstreaming y agua. El Programa Nacional Hídrico

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    Verónica Vázquez-García

    2011-01-01

    Desde la Conferencia sobre la Mujer realizada en 1995 en Beijing, el gender mainstreaming (GM) se ha convertido en la principal herramienta de los gobiernos para promover la equidad de género. El presente artículo revisa los logros del GM en la política ambiental mexicana mediante el análisis de tres programas operados por la Semarnat: el Programa Equidad de Género, Medio Ambiente y Sustentabilidad (2002-2006), el Programa Hacia la Igualdad de Género y la Sustentabilidad Ambiental (2007-2012)...

  14. Reactor Safety Planning for Prometheus Project, for Naval Reactors Information

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    P. Delmolino

    2005-05-06

    The purpose of this letter is to submit to Naval Reactors the initial plan for the Prometheus project Reactor Safety work. The Prometheus project is currently developing plans for cold physics experiments and reactor prototype tests. These tests and facilities may require safety analysis and siting support. In addition to the ground facilities, the flight reactor units will require unique analyses to evaluate the risk to the public from normal operations and credible accident conditions. This letter outlines major safety documents that will be submitted with estimated deliverable dates. Included in this planning is the reactor servicing documentation and shipping analysis that will be submitted to Naval Reactors.

  15. Scaleable, High Efficiency Microchannel Sabatier Reactor Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — A Microchannel Sabatier Reactor System (MSRS) consisting of cross connected arrays of isothermal or graded temperature reactors is proposed. The reactor array...

  16. Metaloproteinasas de la matriz en Odontología y sus consideraciones desde el campo de la química computacional

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    Antonio Díaz Caballero

    Full Text Available Las metaloproteinasas de la matriz son una familia de proteasas zinc-dependientes encargadas de la remodelación de los componentes proteicos de la matriz extracelular de todos los tejidos, su actividad catalítica es controlada por inhibidores tisulares de metaloproteinasas de la matriz. En condiciones patológicas se pierde el equilibrio existente entre MMPs con respecto a la de estos inhibidores endógenos, este desequilibrio es evidente en enfermedades orales como la caries dental, gingivitis, periodontitis, entre otras, por lo tanto la posibilidad de lograr una inhibición selectiva de la actividad de estas enzimas con inhibidores sintéticos constituye un enfoque prometedor en el tratamiento de distintas enfermedades de la cavidad oral. Se presenta a continuación una revisión bibliográfica cuyo objetivo es analizar el papel que juegan las metaloproteinasas de la matriz en el desarrollo de patologías orales e identificar el aporte que ha hecho el análisis computacional de estas enzimas en el campo de la odontología. Para tal fin se llevó a cabo una búsqueda de la literatura disponible en bases de datos como Pubmed, Sience Direct, Ovid y Ebsco Host empleando palabras claves como: patologías orales, cáncer oral, adhesión dentinaria, metaloproteinasas de la matriz, inhibidor sintético de metaloproteinasas y modelado molecular. Se seleccionaron 35 artículos para orientar la presente revisión. Al terminar se pudo concluir que existe correlación positiva entre la desregulación de determinadas MMPs y la progresión de ciertas enfermedades orales, esto ha impulsado la identificación y el diseño insílico de inhibidores efectivos para estas proteínas, partiendo de análisis relación estructura-actividad y acoplamiento molecular computacional. Hasta la fecha se ha logrado demostrar que los inhibidores de MMPs más potentes presentan grupos hidroxamatos. Teniendo en cuenta lo anterior, el diseño de compuestos que bloqueen la

  17. Gender mainstreaming y agua. El Programa Nacional Hídrico

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    Verónica Vázquez-García

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Desde la Conferencia sobre la Mujer realizada en 1995 en Beijing, el gender mainstreaming (GM se ha convertido en la principal herramienta de los gobiernos para promover la equidad de género. El presente artículo revisa los logros del GM en la política ambiental mexicana mediante el análisis de tres programas operados por la Semarnat: el Programa Equidad de Género, Medio Ambiente y Sustentabilidad (2002-2006, el Programa Hacia la Igualdad de Género y la Sustentabilidad Ambiental (2007-2012 y el Programa Nacional Hídrico (2007-2012. A partir de este análisis se hacen propuestas para incorporar la perspectiva de equidad de género en el diseño e implementación de políticas de gestión del agua en el país.

  18. Sistema de aprovisionamiento para un programa aeronáutico

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    Corona Pavón, Silvia

    2006-01-01

    El presente proyecto es redactar un manual que permita llevar a cabo el aprovisionamiento de la materia prima metálica necesaria para la fabricación del empenaje de cola del programa aeronaútico C295.

  19. Programa de apoyo a la competitividad de clusters

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    Lina Marcela Ibáñez

    2006-01-01

    Presenta información detallada acerca del Programa de apoyo da la competitividad de cluster, entre las cuales se aprecia: los componentes del proyecto, beneficiarios, fases, metodología y metas alcanzadas.

  20. Avaliacao do Programa 5 "s" em uma instituicao de ensino

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    Torquato, Sebastiao, Jr; Duarte de Araujo, Maria Arlete

    2008-01-01

    O artigo objetiva avaliar as contribuicoes do Programa 5 "s" (cinco sensos) para o desenvolvimento de habitos e atitudes adequados pelos alunos do ensino medio do Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica do Rio Grande do Norte (CEFET-RN...

  1. Programa de derecho mercantil i lejislación fiscal

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    Universidad Nacional, Colombia

    2010-01-01

    Programa detallado del curso. Contiene: Código de comercio - Lejislación fiscal: Organizacion de la hacienda nacional - Aduanas - Crédito público - Salinas - Correos - Ferrocarril de Panamá - Hacienda nacional - Deuda exterior

  2. Convergencia metodologica de los disenos de evaluacion de programas

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    Chacon-Moscoso, Salvador; Anguera, Teresa M; Sanduvete-Chaves, Susana; Sanchez-Martin, Milagrosa

    2014-01-01

    ... cuasi-experimentales. Esto dificulta la practica de quienes evaluan y planifican los programas a nivel empirico, un area donde la distincion entre tipos de estudio esta en cambio constante y es menos clara. Metodo...

  3. Imagen del programa Erasmus en la universidad de San Jorge

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    Del Burgo Carrero, Estefanía

    2017-01-01

    El presente trabajo tiene dos objetivos: conocer en perfil del estudiante Erasmus en la Universidad San Jorge dentro de sus tres facultades en el curso 2014/2015 e identificar la imagen que se tiene del programa Erasmus entre los alumnos que participan en el programa. El trabajo se ha realizado utilizando fuentes secundarias, observación de participantes y encuestas transversales. Los resultados obtenidos nos muestran que todos aquellos alumnos que se van de Erasmus tienen perfiles muy simila...

  4. Avaliação de redes multidisciplinares com a ferramenta scriptlattes: os casos da nanotecnologia, da dengue e de um programa de pós-graduação Stricto Sensu em Administração

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    Renato Ribeiro Nogueira Ferraz

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1518-2924.2014v19n40p67 O Scriptlattes é uma ferramenta computacional que extrai informações acadêmicas e profissionais de pesquisadores cadastrados no CNPq, criando relatórios de produção, gráficos de colaboração e internacionalização da pesquisa, além de mapas geográficos de investigação. Neste trabalho utilizou-se o Scriptlattes para avaliar as redes multidisciplinares de colaboração em dois assuntos prioritários para o Brasil: a dengue e a nanotecnologia, além de avaliar as redes de colaboração entre os professores de um Programa de Pós-graduação Stricto Sensu em Administração. A disponibilização dos resultados, além facilitar a visualização de maneira organizada de uma série de informações anteriormente fragmentadas e disponíveis apenas nos currículos individuais dos pesquisadores cadastrados na Plataforma Lattes, contribui para divulgação ao grande público dos resultados das pesquisas realizadas entre as redes de colaboração em pesquisa.

  5. MERCHANT MARINE SHIP REACTOR

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    Mumm, J.F.; North, D.C. Jr.; Rock, H.R.; Geston, D.K.

    1961-05-01

    A nuclear reactor is described for use in a merchant marine ship. The reactor is of pressurized light water cooled and moderated design in which three passes of the water through the core in successive regions of low, intermediate, and high heat generation and downflow in a fuel region are made. The foregoing design makes a compact reactor construction with extended core life. The core has an egg-crate lattice containing the fuel elements confined between a lower flow baffle and upper grid plate, with the latter serving also as part of a turn- around manifold from which the entire coolant is distributed into the outer fuel elements for the second pass through the core. The inner fuel elements are cooled in the third pass.

  6. Nuclear Rocket Engine Reactor

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    Lanin, Anatoly

    2013-01-01

    The development of a nuclear rocket engine reactor (NRER ) is presented in this book. The working capacity of an active zone NRER under mechanical and thermal load, intensive neutron fluxes, high energy generation (up to 30 MBT/l) in a working medium (hydrogen) at temperatures up to 3100 K is displayed. Design principles and bearing capacity of reactors area discussed on the basis of simulation experiments and test data of a prototype reactor. Property data of dense constructional, porous thermal insulating and fuel materials like carbide and uranium carbide compounds in the temperatures interval 300 - 3000 K are presented. Technological aspects of strength and thermal strength resistance of materials are considered. The design procedure of possible emergency processes in the NRER is developed and risks for their origination are evaluated. Prospects of the NRER development for pilotless space devices and piloted interplanetary ships are viewed.

  7. Nuclear reactor safety device

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    Hutter, Ernest

    1986-01-01

    A safety device is disclosed for use in a nuclear reactor for axially repositioning a control rod with respect to the reactor core in the event of an upward thermal excursion. Such safety device comprises a laminated helical ribbon configured as a tube-like helical coil having contiguous helical turns with slidably abutting edges. The helical coil is disclosed as a portion of a drive member connected axially to the control rod. The laminated ribbon is formed of outer and inner laminae. The material of the outer lamina has a greater thermal coefficient of expansion than the material of the inner lamina. In the event of an upward thermal excursion, the laminated helical coil curls inwardly to a smaller diameter. Such inward curling causes the total length of the helical coil to increase by a substantial increment, so that the control rod is axially repositioned by a corresponding amount to reduce the power output of the reactor.

  8. Heat dissipating nuclear reactor

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    Hunsbedt, A.; Lazarus, J.D.

    1985-11-21

    Disclosed is a nuclear reactor containment adapted to retain and cool core debris in the unlikely event of a core meltdown and subsequent breach in the reactor vessel. The reactor vessel is seated in a cavity which has a thick metal sidewall that is integral with a thick metal basemat at the bottom of the cavity. The basemat extends beyond the perimeter of the cavity sidewall. Underneath the basemat is a porous bed with water pipes and steam pipes running into it. Water is introduced into the bed and converted into steam which is vented to the atmosphere. A plurality of metal pilings in the form of H-beams extend from the metal base plate downwardly and outwardly into the earth.

  9. Reactor for exothermic reactions

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    Smith, Jr., Lawrence A.; Hearn, Dennis; Jones, Jr., Edward M.

    1993-01-01

    A liquid phase process for oligomerization of C.sub.4 and C.sub.5 isoolefins or the etherification thereof with C.sub.1 to C.sub.6 alcohols wherein the reactants are contacted in a reactor with a fixed bed acid cation exchange resin catalyst at an LHSV of 5 to 20, pressure of 0 to 400 psig and temperature of 120.degree. to 300.degree. F. Wherein the improvement is the operation of the reactor at a pressure to maintain the reaction mixture at its boiling point whereby at least a portion but less than all of the reaction mixture is vaporized. By operating at the boiling point and allowing a portion of the reaction mixture to vaporize, the exothermic heat of reaction is dissipated by the formation of more boil up and the temperature in the reactor is controlled.

  10. An Overview of Reactor Concepts, a Survey of Reactor Designs.

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    1985-02-01

    implies, this reactor uses gas as the primary coolant . The coolant has a higher exit temperature when leaving the core than the PWR water 6 AFWL-TN-84...nuclear reactors, coolants must be used to ensure material components are not subject to failure due to the temperature exceeding melting points...Reactors that use deu- terium (heavy water) as a coolant can use natural uranium as a fuel. The * Canadian reactor, CANDU , utilizes this concept

  11. Oscillatory flow chemical reactors

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    Slavnić Danijela S.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Global market competition, increase in energy and other production costs, demands for high quality products and reduction of waste are forcing pharmaceutical, fine chemicals and biochemical industries, to search for radical solutions. One of the most effective ways to improve the overall production (cost reduction and better control of reactions is a transition from batch to continuous processes. However, the reactions of interests for the mentioned industry sectors are often slow, thus continuous tubular reactors would be impractically long for flow regimes which provide sufficient heat and mass transfer and narrow residence time distribution. The oscillatory flow reactors (OFR are newer type of tube reactors which can offer solution by providing continuous operation with approximately plug flow pattern, low shear stress rates and enhanced mass and heat transfer. These benefits are the result of very good mixing in OFR achieved by vortex generation. OFR consists of cylindrical tube containing equally spaced orifice baffles. Fluid oscillations are superimposed on a net (laminar flow. Eddies are generated when oscillating fluid collides with baffles and passes through orifices. Generation and propagation of vortices create uniform mixing in each reactor cavity (between baffles, providing an overall flow pattern which is close to plug flow. Oscillations can be created by direct action of a piston or a diaphragm on fluid (or alternatively on baffles. This article provides an overview of oscillatory flow reactor technology, its operating principles and basic design and scale - up characteristics. Further, the article reviews the key research findings in heat and mass transfer, shear stress, residence time distribution in OFR, presenting their advantages over the conventional reactors. Finally, relevant process intensification examples from pharmaceutical, polymer and biofuels industries are presented.

  12. Reactor Materials Research

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    Van Walle, E

    2002-04-01

    The activities of SCK-CEN's Reactor Materials Research Department for 2001 are summarised. The objectives of the department are: (1) to evaluate the integrity and behaviour of structural materials used in nuclear power industry; (2) to conduct research to unravel and understand the parameters that determine the material behaviour under or after irradiation; (3) to contribute to the interpretation, the modelling of the material behaviour and to develop and assess strategies for optimum life management of nuclear power plant components. The programmes within the department are focussed on studies concerning (1) Irradiation Assisted Stress Corrosion Cracking (IASCC); (2) nuclear fuel; and (3) Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel.

  13. Nuclear reactor apparatus

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    Wade, Elman E.

    1978-01-01

    A lifting, rotating and sealing apparatus for nuclear reactors utilizing rotating plugs above the nuclear reactor core. This apparatus permits rotation of the plugs to provide under the plug refueling of a nuclear core. It also provides a means by which positive top core holddown can be utilized. Both of these operations are accomplished by means of the apparatus lifting the top core holddown structure off the nuclear core while stationary, and maintaining this structure in its elevated position during plug rotation. During both of these operations, the interface between the rotating member and its supporting member is sealingly maintained.

  14. Perspectives on reactor safety

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    Haskin, F.E. [New Mexico Univ., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Dept. of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering; Camp, A.L. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

    1994-03-01

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) maintains a technical training center at Chattanooga, Tennessee to provide appropriate training to both new and experienced NRC employees. This document describes a one-week course in reactor, safety concepts. The course consists of five modules: (1) historical perspective; (2) accident sequences; (3) accident progression in the reactor vessel; (4) containment characteristics and design bases; and (5) source terms and offsite consequences. The course text is accompanied by slides and videos during the actual presentation of the course.

  15. Safe reactor power

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    Menegus, R.L.; Ring, H.F.; Bernath, L.

    1956-05-15

    The upper limit on reactor operating power is established not only by safety considerations during steady-state operation but also by the requirement that during an accident no permanent damage be inflicted upon the reactor or the fuel charge. Two general categories of accidents are recognized; they are the ``nuclear runaway`` and the ``loss of coolant flow`` incidents. In this memorandum an incident of the latter type is analyzed. It is assumed that the safety rods function normally, and a method is defined for establishing the highest operating power that may be permitted if the postulated accident is to do no damage.

  16. ANÁLISE DOS PARÂMETROS DE FUNCIONAMENTO E SIMULAÇÃO COMPUTACIONAL EM UM PROTÓTIPO DE TURBINA OPERANDO A AR COMPRIMIDO

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    Wesley Saldanha Nogueira Oliveira

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO. Este trabalho apresenta os resultados iniciais da comparação de alguns parâmetros de funcionamento do protótipo de uma turbina de ação simples, operando com ar comprimido como fluido de trabalho, realizados na unidade do SENAI de Barra do Piraí/RJ. O protótipo foi desenvolvido integralmente no Centro Universitário Geraldo Di Biase - UGB - Campus de Barra do Piraí/RJ, que inicialmente teve como o fluido de trabalho o vapor d’água, que nos testes inicias se mostrou ineficiente. A simulação computacional do sistema foi feita através do software SolidWorks na Universidade Federal Fluminense - UFF - Campus de Volta Redonda/RJ, o que permitiu determinar a faixa de trabalho que apresentou maior eficiência nos resultados experimentais do sistema por meio da relação entre pressão de operação, velocidade angular transmitida pelo fluido ao eixo da turbina e a potência da mesma. Os valores nas simulações em velocidade tangencial na região rotacional apresentaram-se convergentes aos valores experimentais medidos no protótipo.

  17. Lingüística computacional y esteganografía lingüística. Distribuyendo información oculta con recursos mínimos

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    Muñoz Muñoz, Alfonso

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Computational linguistics and linguistic steganography could allow to design useful systems in the protection / privacy of digital communications and digital language watermarking. However, building these systems is not always possible provided a series of conditions are not met. This article investigates whether it is possible to design procedures to hide information in natural language using minimal linguistic and computational resources. An algorithm is proposed and implemented, arguing for the usefulness and security of such proposals.La lingüística computacional puede ser aprovechada junto a la ciencia de la esteganografía lingüística para diseñar sistemas útiles en la protección/privacidad de las comunicaciones digitales y en el marcado digital de textos. No obstante, para poder llevar a cabo tal tarea se requiere de una serie de condiciones que no siempre se dan. En este artículo se investiga si es posible diseñar procedimientos que permitan ocultar información en lenguaje natural utilizando la mínima cantidad de recursos tanto lingüísticos como computacionales. Se propone un algoritmo y se implementa, razonando posteriormente a favor de la utilidad y la seguridad de propuestas de este tipo.

  18. Técnicas de Inteligencia Computacional Aplicadas a Modelos de Estimación de Coagulante en el Proceso de Potabilización de Agua

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    Carlos Alberto Villarreal Campos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan cuatro modelos para la estimación de la dosificación de coagulante en el proceso de potabilización de agua, los cuales utilizan para su implementación, técnicas de inteligencia computacional que incluyen redes neuronales artificiales, lógica difusa tipo Sugeno, lógica difusa tipo Mamdani y estructuras neuro-difusas tipo ANFIS. La metodología descrita en la obtención de los modelos se basa en la extracción de la experiencia almacenada en los datos de operación de la planta (para el caso de los modelos basados en redes neuronales, lógica difusa Sugeno y estructuras ANFIS y en el conocimiento expresado en forma lingüística por un operador experimentado de la planta (para el caso de la lógica difusa Mamdani. Los resultados obtenidos en las diferentes simulaciones realizadas demuestran que algunos de los modelos implementados pueden ser incluidos en sistemas de control que permiten superar algunas de las limitaciones que actualmente presentan los métodos de dosificación utilizados más ampliamente en las plantas de potabilización; la prueba de jarras y el streaming current detector.

  19. High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — The HFIR at Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a light-water cooled and moderated reactor that is the United States’ highest flux reactor-based neutron source. HFIR...

  20. Reactor operation environmental information document

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    Haselow, J.S.; Price, V.; Stephenson, D.E.; Bledsoe, H.W.; Looney, B.B.

    1989-12-01

    The Savannah River Site (SRS) produces nuclear materials, primarily plutonium and tritium, to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense. These products have been formed in nuclear reactors that were built during 1950--1955 at the SRS. K, L, and P reactors are three of five reactors that have been used in the past to produce the nuclear materials. All three of these reactors discontinued operation in 1988. Currently, intense efforts are being extended to prepare these three reactors for restart in a manner that protects human health and the environment. To document that restarting the reactors will have minimal impacts to human health and the environment, a three-volume Reactor Operations Environmental Impact Document has been prepared. The document focuses on the impacts of restarting the K, L, and P reactors on both the SRS and surrounding areas. This volume discusses the geology, seismology, and subsurface hydrology. 195 refs., 101 figs., 16 tabs.

  1. Reactor operation safety information document

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    1990-01-01

    The report contains a reactor facility description which includes K, P, and L reactor sites, structures, operating systems, engineered safety systems, support systems, and process and effluent monitoring systems; an accident analysis section which includes cooling system anomalies, radioactive materials releases, and anticipated transients without scram; a summary of onsite doses from design basis accidents; severe accident analysis (reactor core disruption); a description of operating contractor organization and emergency planning; and a summary of reactor safety evolution. (MB)

  2. Fast reactor programme in India

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    2015-09-04

    Sep 4, 2015 ... criteria; passive shutdown and decay heat removal systems; fast breeder reactors in India. PACS No. 28.41.−i. 1. ... water reactors, mainly pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs) to extract ∼10 GWe capacity for ..... commissioning phase and most of the supporting systems have been commissioned and.

  3. Engineering reactors for catalytic reactions

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    Extensive studies have been conducted to establish sound basis for design and engineering of reactors for practising such catalytic reactions and for realizing improvements in reactor performance. In this article, application of recent (and not so recent) developments in engineering reactors for catalytic reactions is ...

  4. REACTOR FUEL ELEMENTS TESTING CONTAINER

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    Whitham, G.K.; Smith, R.R.

    1963-01-15

    This patent shows a method for detecting leaks in jacketed fuel elements. The element is placed in a sealed tank within a nuclear reactor, and, while the reactor operates, the element is sparged with gas. The gas is then led outside the reactor and monitored for radioactive Xe or Kr. (AEC)

  5. Fast reactor programme in India

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    2015-09-04

    Sep 4, 2015 ... Home; Journals; Pramana – Journal of Physics; Volume 85; Issue 3. Fast reactor programme in India. P Chellapandi P R ... Keywords. Sodium fast reactor; design challenges; construction challenges; emerging safety criteria; passive shutdown and decay heat removal systems; fast breeder reactors in India.

  6. Stabilized Spheromak Fusion Reactors

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    Fowler, T

    2007-04-03

    The U.S. fusion energy program is focused on research with the potential for studying plasmas at thermonuclear temperatures, currently epitomized by the tokamak-based International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) but also continuing exploratory work on other plasma confinement concepts. Among the latter is the spheromak pursued on the SSPX facility at LLNL. Experiments in SSPX using electrostatic current drive by coaxial guns have now demonstrated stable spheromaks with good heat confinement, if the plasma is maintained near a Taylor state, but the anticipated high current amplification by gun injection has not yet been achieved. In future experiments and reactors, creating and maintaining a stable spheromak configuration at high magnetic field strength may require auxiliary current drive using neutral beams or RF power. Here we show that neutral beam current drive soon to be explored on SSPX could yield a compact spheromak reactor with current drive efficiency comparable to that of steady state tokamaks. Thus, while more will be learned about electrostatic current drive in coming months, results already achieved in SSPX could point to a productive parallel development path pursuing auxiliary current drive, consistent with plans to install neutral beams on SSPX in the near future. Among possible outcomes, spheromak research could also yield pulsed fusion reactors at lower capital cost than any fusion concept yet proposed.

  7. Nuclear Reactors and Technology

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    Cason, D.L.; Hicks, S.C. [eds.

    1992-01-01

    This publication Nuclear Reactors and Technology (NRT) announces on a monthly basis the current worldwide information available from the open literature on nuclear reactors and technology, including all aspects of power reactors, components and accessories, fuel elements, control systems, and materials. This publication contains the abstracts of DOE reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, theses, and monographs added to the Energy Science and Technology Database during the past month. Also included are US information obtained through acquisition programs or interagency agreements and international information obtained through the International Energy Agency`s Energy Technology Data Exchange or government-to-government agreements. The digests in NRT and other citations to information on nuclear reactors back to 1948 are available for online searching and retrieval on the Energy Science and Technology Database and Nuclear Science Abstracts (NSA) database. Current information, added daily to the Energy Science and Technology Database, is available to DOE and its contractors through the DOE Integrated Technical Information System. Customized profiles can be developed to provide current information to meet each user`s needs.

  8. Nuclear reactor building

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    Gou, P.F.; Townsend, H.E.; Barbanti, G.

    1994-04-05

    A reactor building for enclosing a nuclear reactor includes a containment vessel having a wetwell disposed therein. The wetwell includes inner and outer walls, a floor, and a roof defining a wetwell pool and a suppression chamber disposed there above. The wetwell and containment vessel define a drywell surrounding the reactor. A plurality of vents are disposed in the wetwell pool in flow communication with the drywell for channeling into the wetwell pool steam released in the drywell from the reactor during a LOCA for example, for condensing the steam. A shell is disposed inside the wetwell and extends into the wetwell pool to define a dry gap devoid of wetwell water and disposed in flow communication with the suppression chamber. In a preferred embodiment, the wetwell roof is in the form of a slab disposed on spaced apart support beams which define there between an auxiliary chamber. The dry gap, and additionally the auxiliary chamber, provide increased volume to the suppression chamber for improving pressure margin. 4 figures.

  9. JACKETED REACTOR FUEL ELEMENT

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    Smith, K.F.; Van Thyne, R.J.

    1958-12-01

    A fuel element is described for fast reactors comprised of a core of uranium metal containing material and a jacket around the core, the jacket consisting of from 2.5 to 15 percent of titanium, from 1 to 5 percent of niobium, and from 80 to 96.5 percent of vanadium.

  10. Nuclear rocket engine reactor

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    Lanin, Anatoly

    2013-07-01

    Covers a new technology of nuclear reactors and the related materials aspects. Integrates physics, materials science and engineering Serves as a basic book for nuclear engineers and nuclear physicists. The development of a nuclear rocket engine reactor (NRER) is presented in this book. The working capacity of an active zone NRER under mechanical and thermal load, intensive neutron fluxes, high energy generation (up to 30 MBT/l) in a working medium (hydrogen) at temperatures up to 3100 K is displayed. Design principles and bearing capacity of reactors area discussed on the basis of simulation experiments and test data of a prototype reactor. Property data of dense constructional, porous thermal insulating and fuel materials like carbide and uranium carbide compounds in the temperatures interval 300 - 3000 K are presented. Technological aspects of strength and thermal strength resistance of materials are considered. The design procedure of possible emergency processes in the NRER is developed and risks for their origination are evaluated. Prospects of the NRER development for pilotless space devices and piloted interplanetary ships are viewed.

  11. WATER BOILER REACTOR

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    King, L.D.P.

    1960-11-22

    As its name implies, this reactor utilizes an aqueous solution of a fissionable element salt, and is also conventional in that it contains a heat exchanger cooling coil immersed in the fuel. Its novelty lies in the utilization of a cylindrical reactor vessel to provide a critical region having a large and constant interface with a supernatant vapor region, and the use of a hollow sleeve coolant member suspended from the cover assembly in coaxial relation with the reactor vessel. Cool water is circulated inside this hollow coolant member, and a gap between its outer wall and the reactor vessel is used to carry off radiolytic gases for recombination in an external catalyst chamber. The central passage of the coolant member defines a reflux condenser passage into which the externally recombined gases are returned and condensed. The large and constant interface between fuel solution and vapor region prevents the formation of large bubbles and minimizes the amount of fuel salt carried off by water vapor, thus making possible higher flux densities, specific powers and power densities.

  12. Fossil fuel furnace reactor

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    Parkinson, William J.

    1987-01-01

    A fossil fuel furnace reactor is provided for simulating a continuous processing plant with a batch reactor. An internal reaction vessel contains a batch of shale oil, with the vessel having a relatively thin wall thickness for a heat transfer rate effective to simulate a process temperature history in the selected continuous processing plant. A heater jacket is disposed about the reactor vessel and defines a number of independent controllable temperature zones axially spaced along the reaction vessel. Each temperature zone can be energized to simulate a time-temperature history of process material through the continuous plant. A pressure vessel contains both the heater jacket and the reaction vessel at an operating pressure functionally selected to simulate the continuous processing plant. The process yield from the oil shale may be used as feedback information to software simulating operation of the continuous plant to provide operating parameters, i.e., temperature profiles, ambient atmosphere, operating pressure, material feed rates, etc., for simulation in the batch reactor.

  13. NEUTRONIC REACTOR SHIELD

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    Fermi, E.; Zinn, W.H.

    1957-09-24

    The reactor radiation shield material is comprised of alternate layers of iron-containing material and compressed cellulosic material, such as masonite. The shielding material may be prefabricated in the form of blocks, which can be stacked together in ary desired fashion to form an effective shield.

  14. Neutronic Reactor Structure

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    Vernon, H. C.; Weinberg, A. M.

    1961-05-30

    The neutronic reactor is comprised of a core consisting of natural uranium and heavy water with a K-factor greater than unity. The core is surrounded by a reflector consisting of natural uranium and ordinary water with a Kfactor less than unity. (AEC)

  15. NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONTROL ELEMENT

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    Beaver, R.J.; Leitten, C.F. Jr.

    1962-04-17

    A boron-10 containing reactor control element wherein the boron-10 is dispersed in a matrix material is describeri. The concentration of boron-10 in the matrix varies transversely across the element from a minimum at the surface to a maximum at the center of the element, prior to exposure to neutrons. (AEC)

  16. Thermal Reactor Safety

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    1980-06-01

    Information is presented concerning fire risk and protection; transient thermal-hydraulic analysis and experiments; class 9 accidents and containment; diagnostics and in-service inspection; risk and cost comparison of alternative electric energy sources; fuel behavior and experiments on core cooling in LOCAs; reactor event reporting analysis; equipment qualification; post facts analysis of the TMI-2 accident; and computational methods.

  17. Research on the reactor physics and reactor safety of VVER reactors. AER Symposium 2016

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    Kliem, S.

    2017-09-15

    The selected paperscan be attributed to the following main subjects: Reactor start-up tests and use of corresponding data for code validation, code development and application, approaches for safety analyses, closure of nuclear fuel cycle, prospective reactor concepts.

  18. Sequencing Bacth Reactors; Reactores biologicos secuenciados

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    Nolasco, D.; Manoharan, M.

    1999-06-01

    The application of sequencing batch reactors (SBR) for wastewater treatment is becoming increasingly popular. However, published information on process performance and construction costs for SBRs is scarce. For this reason. Environment Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE), and the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) decided to sponsor a program to evaluate the performance of 75 municipal SBRs in Canada and the United States. Effluent quality, construction costs, and design and operating problems were investigated. Areas for optimization found as a result of this investigation were classified an prioritized based on their impact on operational costs, treatment capacity, effluent quality, and frequency of occurrence. A list of recommendations for process optimization was prepared. A construction cost comparison between activated sludge systems of continuous flow and SBRs was prepared. (Author) 12 refs.

  19. CER. Research reactors in France

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    Estrade, Jerome [CEA, DEN, DER, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France). Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR)

    2012-10-15

    Networking and the establishment of coalitions between research reactors are important to guarantee a high technical quality of the facility, to assure well educated and trained personnel, to harmonize the codes of standards and the know-ledge of the personnel as well as to enhance research reactor utilization. In addition to the European co-operation, country-specific working groups have been established for many years, such as the French research reactor Club d'Exploitants des Reacteurs (CER). It is the association of French research reactors representing all types of research reactors from zero power up to high flux reactors. CER was founded in 1990 and today a number of 14 research reactors meet twice a year for an exchange of experience. (orig.)

  20. Methanogenesis in Thermophilic Biogas Reactors

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    Ahring, Birgitte Kiær

    1995-01-01

    Methanogenesis in thermophilic biogas reactors fed with different wastes is examined. The specific methanogenic activity with acetate or hydrogen as substrate reflected the organic loading of the specific reactor examined. Increasing the loading of thermophilic reactors stabilized the process...... as indicated by a lower concentration of volatile fatty acids in the effluent from the reactors. The specific methanogenic activity in a thermophilic pilot-plant biogas reactor fed with a mixture of cow and pig manure reflected the stability of the reactor. The numbers of methanogens counted by the most...... against Methanothrix soehngenii or Methanothrix CALS-I in any of the thermophilic biogas reactors examined. Studies using 2-14C-labeled acetate showed that at high concentrations (more than approx. 1 mM) acetate was metabolized via the aceticlastic pathway, transforming the methyl-group of acetate...

  1. Nuclear reactor construction with bottom supported reactor vessel

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    Sharbaugh, John E.

    1987-01-01

    An improved liquid metal nuclear reactor construction has a reactor core and a generally cylindrical reactor vessel for holding a large pool of low pressure liquid metal coolant and housing the core within the pool. The reactor vessel has an open top end, a closed flat bottom end wall and a continuous cylindrical closed side wall interconnecting the top end and bottom end wall. The reactor also has a generally cylindrical concrete containment structure surrounding the reactor vessel and being formed by a cylindrical side wall spaced outwardly from the reactor vessel side wall and a flat base mat spaced below the reactor vessel bottom end wall. A central support pedestal is anchored to the containment structure base mat and extends upwardly therefrom to the reactor vessel and upwardly therefrom to the reactor core so as to support the bottom end wall of the reactor vessel and the lower end of the reactor core in spaced apart relationship above the containment structure base mat. Also, an annular reinforced support structure is disposed in the reactor vessel on the bottom end wall thereof and extends about the lower end of the core so as to support the periphery thereof. In addition, an annular support ring having a plurality of inward radially extending linear members is disposed between the containment structure base mat and the bottom end of the reactor vessel wall and is connected to and supports the reactor vessel at its bottom end on the containment structure base mat so as to allow the reactor vessel to expand radially but substantially prevent any lateral motions that might be imposed by the occurrence of a seismic event. The reactor construction also includes a bed of insulating material in sand-like granular form, preferably being high density magnesium oxide particles, disposed between the containment structure base mat and the bottom end wall of the reactor vessel and uniformly supporting the reactor vessel at its bottom end wall on the containment

  2. Fuel management inside the reactor. Project AZ-101 (ININ). Report of the generation of the nuclear bank 'L1PG3826' of the assemblies GE5 and GE9B 'collapsed' of the CNLV for the FCS-II program of the FMS system; Administracion de combustible dentro del reactor. Proyecto AZ-101 (ININ). Reporte de generacion del banco nuclear 'L1PG3826' de los ensambles GE5 y GE9B 'colapsados' de la CNLV para el programa FCS-II del FMS

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    Alonso V, G.; Torres A, C

    1991-06-15

    In order to be able to carry out studies but next to the operation of the reactor of the CNLV with the program FCS-II of the package of codes for the fuel management FMS, it was generated a 'collapsed' nuclear bank integrating the generated information with RECORD of each one of those assemblies of the initial load and of the first recharge. To generate the bank, the different ones RECORD 'cells' that compose each assemble were 'collapsed' to an alone one, representing this, to the one complete assemble in what refers to the fuel bars distribution and enrichments. The one collapsed of each assemble it is made averaging the content of UO{sub 2} and Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} in each fuel bar by the volumetric fraction occupied by each axial section of the fuel bar where the content of UO{sub 2} and Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} were constant, by this way the x-y fuel bars arrangement is conserved but a representative fuel cell of all the assemble is obtained. Of the five different assemblies that will be load in the reactor of the CNLV (3 of the initial load and 2 of the first recharge), only 4 were collapsed; the remaining one to be totally formed by natural uranium it was not necessary to collapse. From the collapsing process new enrichment values in U-235 and in content of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} for each fuel bar, for what according to the generation procedure of nuclear information it was generated the required information by RECORD for each fuel bar with Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3} with the ECLIPSE code. Once generated this information it was proceeded to generate the homogenized nuclear information, with RECORD, for the whole cell. According to the requirements of nuclear information of FCS-II, the nuclear Information generated with RECORD only was of the defined type as series 1 in the procedure of generation of nuclear banks '6F3/1/CN029/90/P1'; that which means that only it was generated nuclear information as function of the burnup of the fuel and of

  3. Reactor core stability monitoring method for BWR type reactor

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    Kanemoto, Shigeru; Ebata, Shigeo.

    1992-09-01

    In an operation for a BWR type reactor, reactor power is usually increased or decreased by controlling both of control rods and reactor core flow rate. Under a certain condition, the reactor core is made unstable by the coupling of nuclear and thermohydrodynamic characteristics in the reactor. Therefore, the reactor power and the reactor core flow rate are changed within a range predetermined by a design calculation. However, if reactor core stability can be always measured and monitored, it is useful for safe operation, as well as an existent operation range can be extended to enable more effective operation. That is, autoregressive a coefficient is determined successively on real time based on fluctuation components of neutron flux signals. Based on the result, an amplification ratio, as a typical measure of the reactor core stability, is determined on a real time. A time constant of the successive calculation for the autoregressive coefficient can be made variable by the amplification ratio. Then, the amplification ratio is estimated at a constant accuracy. With such procedures, the reactor core stability can be monitored successively in an ON-line manner at a high accuracy, thereby enabling to improve the operation performance. (I.S.).

  4. MASALAH PROGRAMA LINIER FUZZY DENGAN FUNGSI KEANGGOTAAN LINIER

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    Nyoman Sutapa

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available In practice, the certainess assumption for parameters in linear programming are difficult to pullfiled. The uncertainties are sometimes coming from subjective and intuitive policies. To solve and accommodate these problems, will be approximated by fuzzy set theory. In this article, modeling of linear programming with fuzzy set will be discussed, followed by two cases with membership function are trapezoidal and triangular. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : Asumsi kepastian nilai-nilai parameter, dalam pengambilan keputusan yang dimodelkan dengan programa linier, dalam praktek sering sulit dipenuhi. Ketidakpastian yang muncul kadang diakibatkan oleh suatu kebijakan yang intuitif dan subjektif. Untuk memecahkan dan mengakomodasi ketidakpastian seperti tersebut, akan didekati dengan teori himpunan fuzzy. Dalam makalah ini, pemodelan programa linier dengan teori himpunan fuzzy tersebut, akan didiskusikan dengan dua kasus, masing-masing dengan menggunakan fungsi keanggotaan linier, yaitu trapezoida dan triangular. Kata kunci: programa linier, himpunan fuzzy.

  5. El Documentalista en programas de TV: Idiosincrasia y Relaciones profesionales.

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    Silvia Ripoll Mont

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la figura del documentalista de programas de TV, su integración en proyectos de producción de programas, y su participación en el ciclo de vida de los productos audiovisuales. Se realiza un recorrido por el origen, las funciones y cualidades de los documentalistas de programas de televisión en España. Se reflejan las relaciones laborales con el equipo de producción, de realización, de dirección y redacción para quienes trabaja. Del mismo modo, se detallan las interrelaciones laborales con el centro de documentación de la cadena emisora y con los archivos ajenos públicos, privados y comerciales, con o sin presencia en Internet. Son relaciones de trascendencia vital en la labor de documentar e ilustrar con información multimedia los proyectos audiovisuales.

  6. Compact fusion reactors

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    2015-01-01

    Fusion research is currently to a large extent focused on tokamak (ITER) and inertial confinement (NIF) research. In addition to these large international or national efforts there are private companies performing fusion research using much smaller devices than ITER or NIF. The attempt to achieve fusion energy production through relatively small and compact devices compared to tokamaks decreases the costs and building time of the reactors and this has allowed some private companies to enter the field, like EMC2, General Fusion, Helion Energy, Lawrenceville Plasma Physics and Lockheed Martin. Some of these companies are trying to demonstrate net energy production within the next few years. If they are successful their next step is to attempt to commercialize their technology. In this presentation an overview of compact fusion reactor concepts is given.

  7. HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR

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    Hammond, R.P.; Busey, H.M.

    1959-02-17

    Nuclear reactors of the homogeneous liquid fuel type are discussed. The reactor is comprised of an elongated closed vessel, vertically oriented, having a critical region at the bottom, a lower chimney structure extending from the critical region vertically upwardly and surrounded by heat exchanger coils, to a baffle region above which is located an upper chimney structure containing a catalyst functioning to recombine radiolyticallydissociated moderator gages. In operation the liquid fuel circulates solely by convection from the critical region upwardly through the lower chimney and then downwardly through the heat exchanger to return to the critical region. The gases formed by radiolytic- dissociation of the moderator are carried upwardly with the circulating liquid fuel and past the baffle into the region of the upper chimney where they are recombined by the catalyst and condensed, thence returning through the heat exchanger to the critical region.

  8. AIR COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTOR

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    Fermi, E.; Szilard, L.

    1958-05-27

    A nuclear reactor of the air-cooled, graphite moderated type is described. The active core consists of a cubicle mass of graphite, approximately 25 feet in each dimension, having horizontal channels of square cross section extending between two of the opposite faces, a plurality of cylindrical uranium slugs disposed in end to end abutting relationship within said channels providing a space in the channels through which air may be circulated, and a cadmium control rod extending within a channel provided in the moderator. Suitable shielding is provlded around the core, as are also provided a fuel element loading and discharge means, and a means to circulate air through the coolant channels through the fuel charels to cool the reactor.

  9. NEUTRONIC REACTOR CORE INSTRUMENT

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    Mims, L.S.

    1961-08-22

    A multi-purpose instrument for measuring neutron flux, coolant flow rate, and coolant temperature in a nuclear reactor is described. The device consists essentially of a hollow thimble containing a heat conducting element protruding from the inner wall, the element containing on its innermost end an amount of fissionsble materinl to function as a heat source when subjected to neutron flux irradiation. Thermocouple type temperature sensing means are placed on the heat conducting element adjacent the fissionable material and at a point spaced therefrom, and at a point on the thimble which is in contact with the coolant fluid. The temperature differentials measured between the thermocouples are determinative of the neutron flux, coolant flow, and temperature being measured. The device may be utilized as a probe or may be incorporated in a reactor core. (AE C)

  10. A COOLED NEUTRONIC REACTOR

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    Wigner, E.P.; Creutz, E.C.

    1960-03-15

    A nuclear reactor comprising a pair of graphite blocks separated by an air gap is described. Each of the blocks contains a plurality of channels extending from the gap through the block with a plurality of fuel elements being located in the channels. Means are provided for introducing air into the gap between the graphite blocks and for exhausting the air from the ends of the channels opposite the gap.

  11. Gaseous fuel reactor research

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    Thom, K.; Schneider, R. T.

    1977-01-01

    The paper reviews studies dealing with the concept of a gaseous fuel reactor and describes the structure and plans of the current NASA research program of experiments on uranium hexafluoride systems and uranium plasma systems. Results of research into the basic properties of uranium plasmas and fissioning gases are reported. The nuclear pumped laser is described, and the main results of experiments with these devices are summarized.

  12. Um estudo de simulação computacional para a análise de perfis de aprendizagem organizacional A computer simulation study for the analysis of profiles of organizational learning

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    Debora Azevedo; Guilherme Luís Roehe Vaccaro; Rodrigo Costa de Souza Lima; Débora Oliveira da Silva

    2010-01-01

    Este artigo apresenta um modelo de simulação computacional que estende o modelo de aprendizagem mútua proposto por March (1991) com base no modelo SECI de Nonaka e Takeuchi (1997). Inicialmente são apresentadas considerações sobre aprendizagem organizacional e o modelo de aprendizagem mútua. Em seguida o modelo de March é revisitado, e são propostas extensões. São simulados diferentes cenários de evolução do modelo proposto, considerando as extensões, e analisados os resultados com base no re...

  13. Simulação computacional no auxílio à tomada de decisão nos processos industriais: utilizando a ferramenta Tecnomatix Plant Simulation 9.0

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    SANTOS, Eliton Smith dos

    2011-01-01

    Atualmente existem inúmeros processos produtivos automatizados, os quais vêm se tornando cada vez mais complexos em função das necessidades do mundo moderno e, portanto, demandam nas fases de projetos e de implementação ferramentas de engenharia cada vez mais poderosas para modelá-los e analisá-los da maneira mais eficiente possível. Nesse ambiente de crescente pressão por resultados positivos, racionalização e aprimoramento de recursos internos, que a ferramenta computacional Tecnomatix Plan...

  14. Elaboração e validação de código computacional para cálculo dos coeficientes de estabilidade estática lineares longitudinais de uma aeronave de transporte

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    Marcos Rodrigo da Silva

    2009-01-01

    Este trabalho tem como objetivo o estudo, implementação e validação de métodos semi-empíricos utilizados para estimar as derivadas de estabilidade estáticas longitudinais de uma aeronave regional ainda em sua fase de anteprojeto. Estas derivadas são importantes para se avaliar as características de estabilidade e controle de uma aeronave. Para isso, foi elaborado um código computacional, desenvolvido em linguagem Matlab, tendo como base para o cálculo das derivadas a metodologia ESDU. Nos pon...

  15. Modelo computacional para la identificación de endofenotipos en pacientes con artritis reumatoide utilizando información del antígeno leucocitario humano HLA clase II

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    Morales Muñoz, Luis Antonio

    2014-01-01

    La Artritis Reumatoide es una enfermedad autoinmune que afecta del 0.4% al 1% de la población humana y existen marcadores genéticos implicados en esta enfermedad. Se han utilizado varios modelos de inteligencia computacional para la clasificación e identificación de endofenotipos (relación entre fenotipo y marcadores genéticos) en pacientes con Artritis Reumatoide y controles sanos a partir de información genética, principalmente el HLA DRB1 (Antígeno Leucocitario Humano), así como la teoría ...

  16. BOILER-SUPERHEATED REACTOR

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    Heckman, T.P.

    1961-05-01

    A nuclear power reactor of the type in which a liquid moderator-coolant is transformed by nuclear heating into a vapor that may be used to drive a turbo- generator is described. The core of this reactor comprises a plurality of freely suspended tubular fuel elements, called fuel element trains, within which nonboiling pressurized liquid moderator-coolant is preheated and sprayed through orifices in the walls of the trains against the outer walls thereof to be converted into vapor. Passage of the vapor ovcr other unwetted portions of the outside of the fuel elements causes the steam to be superheated. The moderatorcoolant within the fuel elements remains in the liqUid state, and that between the fuel elements remains substantiaily in the vapor state. A unique liquid neutron-absorber control system is used. Advantages expected from the reactor design include reduced fuel element failure, increased stability of operation, direct response to power demand, and circulation of a minimum amount of liquid moderatorcoolant. (A.G.W.)

  17. NUCLEAR REACTOR CORE DESIGN

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    Mahlmeister, J.E.; Peck, W.S.; Haberer, W.V.; Williams, A.C.

    1960-03-22

    An improved core design for a sodium-cooled, graphitemoderated nuclear reactor is described. The improved reactor core comprises a number of blocks of moderator material, each block being in the shape of a regular prism. A number of channels, extending the length of each block, are disposed around the periphery. When several blocks are placed in contact to form the reactor core, the channels in adjacent blocks correspond with each other to form closed conduits extending the length of the core. Fuel element clusters are disposed in these closed conduits, and liquid coolant is forced through the annulus between the fuel cluster and the inner surface of the conduit. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the moderator blocks are in the form of hexagonal prisms with longitudinal channels cut into the corners of the hexagon. The main advantage of an "edge-loaded" moderator block is that fewer thermal neutrons are absorbed by the moderator cladding, as compared with a conventional centrally loaded moderator block.

  18. Nuclear reactor sealing system

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    McEdwards, James A.

    1983-01-01

    A liquid metal-cooled nuclear reactor sealing system. The nuclear reactor includes a vessel sealed at its upper end by a closure head. The closure head comprises at least two components, one of which is rotatable; and the two components define an annulus therebetween. The sealing system includes at least a first and second inflatable seal disposed in series in an upper portion of the annulus. The system further includes a dip seal extending into a body of insulation located adjacent a bottom portion of the closure head. The dip seal comprises a trough formed by a lower portion of one of the components, and a seal blade pendently supported from the other component and extending downwardly into the trough. A body of liquid metal is contained in the trough which submerges a portion of the seal blade. The seal blade is provided with at least one aperture located above the body of liquid metal for providing fluid communication between the annulus intermediate the dip seal and the inflatable seals, and a body of cover gas located inside the vessel. There also is provided means for introducing a purge gas into the annulus intermediate the inflatable seals and the seal blade. The purge gas is introduced in an amount sufficient to substantially reduce diffusion of radioactive cover gas or sodium vapor up to the inflatable seals. The purge gas mixes with the cover gas in the reactor vessel where it can be withdrawn from the vessel for treatment and recycle to the vessel.

  19. Análise da renovação das águas do Sistema Estuarino de Santos usando modelagem computacional

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    Fernando Roversi

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A investigação de processos inerentes a um sistema estuarino permite inferir de forma mais precisa sua complexa dinâmica, possibilitando o balizamento de estratégias de ação em planos de gestão e projetos ambientais em regiões costeiras. Este trabalho apresenta um estudo da hidrodinâmica do Sistema Estuarino de Santos (SP, com enfoque na análise da renovação de suas águas, pelo efeito da maré e pelas vazões fluviais afluentes. Por meio do SisBaHiA® (Sistema Base de Hidrodinâmica Ambiental foi implementado um modelo hidrodinâmico computacional para a reprodução dos padrões de circulação do sistema. A partir de simulações com o Modelo de Transporte Euleriano, foram então calculadas as taxas de renovação de suas águas, para os períodos representativos de verão e de inverno. Os resultados, apresentados na forma de mapas e na forma de séries temporais de renovação, indicaram que após 30 dias todo o sistema apresenta uma renovação total maior que 95%. Diferenças sazonais puderam ser verificadas apenas em regiões mais internas do estuário, e.g., no Canal de Piaçaguera.

  20. Simulação do comportamento mecânico de misturas asfálticas usando um modelo computacional multi-escala

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    Flávio Vasconcelos de Souza

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available As misturas asfálticas, por serem materiais heterogêneos, possuem comportamento global dependente do comportamento dos constituintes individuais, de suas frações volumétricas e das interações físico-químicas entre os constituintes, dentre outros fatores. Deste modo, para que se possa compreender melhor o comportamento desses materiais, é necessário o uso de metodologias capazes de considerar as características e fenômenos ocorrentes nas escalas menores. Uma metodologia que vem sendo bastante estudada e aplicada na comunidade científica internacional são os chamados modelos multi-escala. O objetivo do presente trabalho é descrever um modelo computacional multi-escala e aplicá-lo à simulação de ensaios comumente usados em misturas asfálticas, quais sejam, os ensaios de compressão diametral e de fadiga por flexão em viga. Para o caso de compressão diametral, os resultados numéricos se mostraram em concordância com os resultados observados experimentalmente. Para o caso de carregamento cíclico, não foi feita uma comparação com experimentos, mas os resultados numéricos mostram a capacidade do modelo em simular qualitativamente os fenômenos de trincamento por fadiga e acúmulo de deformações permanentes.

  1. Proposta de utilização do biodiesel em tratores de uma instituição de ensino superior: uma simulação computacional

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    Glauco Oliveira Rodrigues

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe o desenvolvimento de um modelo para o aproveitamento do óleo vegetal pós-uso como matéria-prima para a geração de biodiesel, e utilização deste combustível em tratores de uma Instituição de Ensino Superior (IES. Espera-se, dessa forma, reduzir os potenciais impactos ambientais advindos da destinação incorreta deste composto vegetal, e os impactos da queima do óleo diesel mineral, bem como reduzir os custos para a aquisição de combustível para os tratores. Para tanto, simulou-se a geração de biodiesel e a sua utilização nos tratores da IES, a partir do óleo vegetal pós-uso, em um horizonte de 4 anos. O modelo foi desenvolvido por meio do Software Vensim PLE, e foram simulados 3 cenários distintos: cenário A (biodiesel a 5%; cenário B (biodiesel a 8%; e cenário C (biodiesel a 12%. Os resultados obtidos, por meio da simulação computacional, demonstram que o reaproveitamento do óleo vegetal pós-uso para a produção de biodiesel promove a redução do impacto ambiental, em relação a poluição da água e do ar, bem como a economia financeira, em virtude da menor necessidade de aquisição de óleo mineral. A simulação mostrou que os cenários com maior percentual de biodiesel na mistura trazem melhores resultados nos três fatores analisados, sugerindo que a IES busque utilizar esse combustível.

  2. Un análisis computacional de las líneas prehistóricas: diseños geométricos y lenguaje

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    Víctor Manuel LONGA

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El enfoque usual en Paleoantropología y Arqueología ha sido analizar los restos prehistóricos desde la perspectiva de la conducta con la que pudieron asociarse –simbólica, tecnológica, social, etc. En lo que respecta al lenguaje, la presencia de objetos simbólicos en el registro arqueológico se ha tomado como indicador automático de la existencia de lenguaje complejo en la Prehistoria. Este trabajo presenta un enfoque muy diferente: analizar los restos prehistóricos desde la perspectiva de los procesos y las capacidades computacionales mentales requeridas para producir esos objetos. Esta perspectiva deja de lado la ‘semántica’ de las piezas –su posible carácter simbólico o representacional–, para centrarse en el análisis de rasgos puramente formales que revelen una complejidad computacional semejante a la del lenguaje. El artículo analiza desde esa perspectiva (1 los diseños geométricos producidos en el Paleolítico medio e inferior de Eurasia por especies como Homo neanderthalensis y quizás Homo heidelbergensis, y (2 los diseños geométricos producidos durante la Edad de la Piedra Media africana por los Humanos Anatómicamente Modernos. La comparación en términos computacionales entre ambos tipos de diseños permite inferir el tipo de lenguaje asociado a esas especies.

  3. Análise de incertezas físicas em simulação computacional de edificações residenciais

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    Arthur Santos Silva

    Full Text Available Resumo O objetivo deste trabalho é analisar incertezas físicas em simulação computacional de uma edificação residencial e sua implicação no desempenho térmico. O experimento foi elaborado com o método de Monte Carlo, que envolve as propriedades térmicas e físicas dos materiais da edificação. Foi analisada a sensibilidade das variáveis com coeficientes de regressão e correlação. Considerou-se o critério de graus-hora de desconforto por calor e por frio para o clima de Florianópolis, SC, conforme limites de conforto térmico adaptativo. Os resultados mostraram que as incertezas obtidas nos graus-hora são relativamente grandes, sendo de 32% no desconforto por frio e de 53% no desconforto por calor. Grande parte da incerteza é decorrente da temperatura média mensal do solo. Outras variáveis, como a absortância solar da cobertura e o calor específico da argamassa das paredes, resultam em impacto relevante no desconforto por calor, bem como a massa específica da argamassa e o calor específico da cerâmica das paredes no desconforto por frio. Essas variáveis precisam de maior precisão, seja por meio de bases de dados mais confiáveis, ou mesmo por medições em campo e/ou em laboratório.

  4. SISTEMA DE INFORMACIÓN UNIVERSITARIA - PROGRAMA SIU

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    Gurmendi, María de Luján

    2000-01-01

    La Secretaría de Educación Superior, SES, organizó el “Sistema de Información Universitaria - SIU” como parte del Programa de Reforma de la Educación Superior – PRES El objetivo del Programa SIU es dotar al sistema de educación superior, Universidades Nacionales y SES de elementos que permitan mejorar la calidad de la información, entendiéndose por calidad la confiabilidad, completitud, disponibilidad e integridad. Al inicio del proyecto se destacan la heterogeneidad de las 37 Universidades N...

  5. La violencia en los programas de televisión

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    Jorge Merino

    2015-01-01

    Los programas de entretenimiento de televisión influyen en la audiencia inculcando estereotipos, actitudes y valores. Algunas investigaciones realizadas en este campo, especialmente las del sicosociólogo venezolano Eduardo Santoro, efectuada con 900 niños caraqueños y la realizada por Martha Colombia de Rivera en la Universidad de Zulia, demuestran que los programas de la televisión latinoamericaua están produciendo fuerte impacto en los niños, inclinándolos a la violencia, fomentando en ello...

  6. La violencia en los programas de televisión

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    Jorge Merino

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Los programas de entretenimiento de televisión influyen en la audiencia inculcando estereotipos, actitudes y valores. Algunas investigaciones realizadas en este campo, especialmente las del sicosociólogo venezolano Eduardo Santoro, efectuada con 900 niños caraqueños y la realizada por Martha Colombia de Rivera en la Universidad de Zulia, demuestran que los programas de la televisión latinoamericaua están produciendo fuerte impacto en los niños, inclinándolos a la violencia, fomentando en ellos los prejuicios raciales, llevándoles a admirar a los ricos y a despreciar a los pobres.

  7. HACIA LA ACREDITACIÓN DE PROGRAMAS DE CONTABILIDAD

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    Talla Ramos, Sabino; Facultad de Ciencias Contables, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

    2014-01-01

    El artículo informa sobre la Acreditación de los Programas de Contabilidad y las expectativas que se ciernen sobre las universidades y sus facultades, que requieren la redefinición de políticas, planes, programas, visiones orientadoras, currículos, capacidad de gestión y, sobre todo, un compromiso con la innovación y la transformación profunda y abarcadora. Se considera que el conocimiento y la innovación tecnológica productiva son fundamentales para alcanzar un nuevo estadio de desarrollo ec...

  8. Nuclear research reactors in Brazil

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    Cota, Anna Paula Leite; Mesquita, Amir Zacarias, E-mail: aplc@cdtn.b, E-mail: amir@cdtn.b [Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN/CNEN-MG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2011-07-01

    The rising concerns about global warming and energy security have spurred a revival of interest in nuclear energy, giving birth to a 'nuclear power renaissance' in several countries in the world. Particularly in Brazil, in the recent years, the nuclear power renaissance can be seen in the actions that comprise its nuclear program, summarily the increase of the investments in nuclear research institutes and the government target to design and build the Brazilian Multipurpose research Reactor (BMR). In the last 50 years, Brazilian research reactors have been used for training, for producing radioisotopes to meet demands in industry and nuclear medicine, for miscellaneous irradiation services and for academic research. Moreover, the research reactors are used as laboratories to develop technologies in power reactors, which are evaluated today at around 450 worldwide. In this application, those reactors become more viable in relation to power reactors by the lowest cost, by the operation at low temperatures and, furthermore, by lower demand for nuclear fuel. In Brazil, four research reactors were installed: the IEA-R1 and the MB-01 reactors, both at the Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas Nucleares (IPEN, Sao Paulo); the Argonauta, at the Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear (IEN, Rio de Janeiro) and the IPR-R1 TRIGA reactor, at the Centro de Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia Nuclear (CDTN, Belo Horizonte). The present paper intends to enumerate the characteristics of these reactors, their utilization and current academic research. Therefore, through this paper, we intend to collaborate on the BMR project. (author)

  9. ANÁLISIS DEL PROGRAMA ESPECIAL CONCURRENTE PARA EL DESARROLLO RURAL SUSTENTABLE EN MÉXICO

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    Jorge Martín Cordero Torres

    2013-01-01

    ... “programa especial concurrente para el desarrollo rural sustentable” emanado de la Ley de desarrollo rural sustentable y que incluye un conjunto de programas sectoriales relacionados con la promoción del medio rural...

  10. Propuesta de indicadores para evaluar la calidad de un programa de posgrado en Educacion

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    Cardoso Espinosa, Edgar Oliver; Cerecedo Mercado, Maria Trinidad

    2011-01-01

    En la actualidad es determinante que los programas de posgrado orientados a la educacion cubran con los requerimientos de calidad establecidos por el Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad (PNPC...

  11. Spiral-shaped disinfection reactors

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    Ghaffour, Noreddine

    2015-08-20

    This disclosure includes disinfection reactors and processes for the disinfection of water. Some disinfection reactors include a body that defines an inlet, an outlet, and a spiral flow path between the inlet and the outlet, in which the body is configured to receive water and a disinfectant at the inlet such that the water is exposed to the disinfectant as the water flows through the spiral flow path. Also disclosed are processes for disinfecting water in such disinfection reactors.

  12. Acceptability of reactors in space

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    Buden, D.

    1981-04-01

    Reactors are the key to our future expansion into space. However, there has been some confusion in the public as to whether they are a safe and acceptable technology for use in space. The answer to these questions is explored. The US position is that when reactors are the preferred technical choice, that they can be used safely. In fact, it dies not appear that reactors add measurably to the risk associated with the Space Transportation System.

  13. Seminarios de Derecho Constitucional 2014-2015: Programa

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    Matia Portilla, Francisco Javier

    2015-01-01

    Programa de los Seminarios de Derecho Constitucional 2014-2015, impartidos por grupos de estudiantes de Derecho Constitucional II el 30 de abril de 2015. Departamento de Derecho Constitucional, Procesal y Eclesiástico del Estado Área de Derecho Constitucional (campus de Segovia)

  14. El trabajador social como administrador de programas de bienestar universitario.

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    María Victoria Angel

    1988-04-01

    • El trabajo social, en razón a su formación, puede incidir en el enfoque y orientación de las políticas y programas de bienestar universitario desde los niveles de dirección y administración de los mismos.

  15. Cuidando al cuidador: efectos de un programa educativo

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    Juan Carlos Díaz-Álvarez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio muestra los resultados de la investigación "Efectos del programa 'Cuidando al cuidador' en un grupo de cuidadores familiares de los municipios de Girardot y Flandes vinculados a la Universidad de Cundinamarca, adelantada en un período de 12 meses. Objetivo: evaluar la efectividad del programa desarrollado por la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, en cuidadores familiares de personas con enfermedad crónica, en las citadas ciudades de los departamentos de Cundinamarca y Tolima, Colombia. Método: se utilizó el Inventario de Habilidad de Cuidado (CAI -Care Ability Inventory propuesto por Ngozi O. Nkongho, y se aplicó como pre y posprueba. El estudio es cuasiexperimental y se realizó con 72 cuidadores familiares, que se distribuyeron en dos grupos; uno de control, formado por 35 personas, y otro experimental, integrado por 37 cuidadores. Resultados: los hallazgos señalan la efectividad del programa para desarrollar las dimensiones de conocimiento y paciencia en el grupo experimental. La dimensión de valor permaneció inmodificable tanto en el grupo de control como en el experimental, lo cual indica que el programa no fue efectivo para incrementar el valor como dimensión de cuidado.

  16. Neutrino Oscillation Studies with Reactors

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    Vogel, Petr; Zhang, Chao

    2015-01-01

    Nuclear reactors are one of the most intense, pure, controllable, cost-effective, and well-understood sources of neutrinos. Reactors have played a major role in the study of neutrino oscillations, a phenomenon that indicates that neutrinos have mass and that neutrino flavors are quantum mechanical mixtures. Over the past several decades reactors were used in the discovery of neutrinos, were crucial in solving the solar neutrino puzzle, and allowed the determination of the smallest mixing angle $\\theta_{13}$. In the near future, reactors will help to determine the neutrino mass hierarchy and to solve the puzzling issue of sterile neutrinos.

  17. Accelerator based fusion reactor

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    Liu, Keh-Fei; Chao, Alexander Wu

    2017-08-01

    A feasibility study of fusion reactors based on accelerators is carried out. We consider a novel scheme where a beam from the accelerator hits the target plasma on the resonance of the fusion reaction and establish characteristic criteria for a workable reactor. We consider the reactions d+t\\to n+α,d+{{}3}{{H}\\text{e}}\\to p+α , and p+{{}11}B\\to 3α in this study. The critical temperature of the plasma is determined from overcoming the stopping power of the beam with the fusion energy gain. The needed plasma lifetime is determined from the width of the resonance, the beam velocity and the plasma density. We estimate the critical beam flux by balancing the energy of fusion production against the plasma thermo-energy and the loss due to stopping power for the case of an inert plasma. The product of critical flux and plasma lifetime is independent of plasma density and has a weak dependence on temperature. Even though the critical temperatures for these reactions are lower than those for the thermonuclear reactors, the critical flux is in the range of {{10}22}-{{10}24}~\\text{c}{{\\text{m}}-2}~{{\\text{s}}-1} for the plasma density {ρt}={{10}15}~\\text{c}{{\\text{m}}-3} in the case of an inert plasma. Several approaches to control the growth of the two-stream instability are discussed. We have also considered several scenarios for practical implementation which will require further studies. Finally, we consider the case where the injected beam at the resonance energy maintains the plasma temperature and prolongs its lifetime to reach a steady state. The equations for power balance and particle number conservation are given for this case.

  18. Nuclear Reactor Safety; (USA)

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    Cason, D.L.; Hicks, S.C. (eds.)

    1991-01-01

    This publication announces on an monthly basis the current worldwide information available on all safety-related aspects of reactors, including: accident analysis, safety systems, radiation protection, decommissioning and dismantling, and security measures. This publication contains the abstracts of DOE reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, theses, and monographs added to the Energy Science and Technology Database (EDB) during the past month. Also included are other US information obtained through acquisition programs or interagency agreements and international information obtained through the International Energy Agency's Technology Data Exchange, the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Nuclear Information System, or government-to-government agreements.

  19. Iris reactor development

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    Paramonov, D.V.; Carelli, M.D. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Baltimore, MD (United States); Miller, K. [BNFL, Inc., (United Kingdom); Lombardi, C.V.; Ricotti, M.E. [Polytechnic of Milan, Polimi (Italy); Todreas, N.E. [Masachussets Institute of Technology, MIT (United States); Greenspan, E. [University of California at Berkeley, UCB (United States); Yamamoto, K. [JAPC Japan Atomic Power Co., Tokyo (Japan); Nagano, A. [Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan); Ninokata, H. [Tokyo Institut of Technology, TIT (Japan); Robertson, J. [Westinghouse and bechtel (United States); Oriolo, F. [Pisa Univ. (Italy)

    2001-07-01

    The development progress of the IRIS (International Reactor Innovative and Secure) nuclear power system is presented. IRIS is currently being developed by an international consortium of industry, laboratory, university and utility establishments, led by Westinghouse. It is aimed at achieving the four major objectives of the Generation IV nuclear systems, i.e., proliferation resistance, enhanced safety, economic competitiveness and reduced waste. The project first year activities, which are summarized here, were focused on core neutronics, in-vessel configuration, steam generator and containment design, safety approach and economic performance. Details of these studies are provided in parallel papers in these proceedings. (author)

  20. NEUTRONIC REACTOR CONSTRUCTION

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    Vernon, H.C.; Goett, J.J.

    1958-09-01

    A cover device is described for the fuel element receiving tube of a neutronic reactor of the heterogeneous, water cooled type wherein said tubes are arranged in a moderator with their longitudinal axes vertical. The cover is provided with means to support a rod-type fuel element from the bottom thereof and means to lock the cover in place, the latter being adapted for remote operation. This cover device is easily removable and seals the opening in the upper end of the fuel tube against leakage of coolant.

  1. Reactor coolant pump flywheel

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    Finegan, John Raymond; Kreke, Francis Joseph; Casamassa, John Joseph

    2013-11-26

    A flywheel for a pump, and in particular a flywheel having a number of high density segments for use in a nuclear reactor coolant pump. The flywheel includes an inner member and an outer member. A number of high density segments are provided between the inner and outer members. The high density segments may be formed from a tungsten based alloy. A preselected gap is provided between each of the number of high density segments. The gap accommodates thermal expansion of each of the number of segments and resists the hoop stress effect/keystoning of the segments.

  2. SODIUM DEUTERIUM REACTOR

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    Oppenheimer, E.D.; Weisberg, R.A.

    1963-02-26

    This patent relates to a barrier system for a sodium heavy water reactor capable of insuring absolute separation of the metal and water. Relatively cold D/sub 2/O moderator and reflector is contained in a calandria into which is immersed the fuel containing tubes. The fuel elements are cooled by the sodium which flows within the tubes and surrounds the fuel elements. The fuel containing tubes are surrounded by concentric barrier tubes forming annular spaces through which pass inert gases at substantially atmospheric pressure. Header rooms above and below the calandria are provided for supplying and withdrawing the sodium and inert gases in the calandria region. (AEC)

  3. Eficacia de los programas de seguridad del paciente

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    Miriam Estepa del Árbol

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La seguridad del paciente constituye un componente clave de la calidad asistencial que en los últimos años ha alcanzado gran relevancia. Objetivos: Conocer la producción bibliográfica existente sobre la aplicación de programas o medidas en materia de seguridad del paciente. Métodos: Se realizó una búsqueda en las bases de datos de Pubmed y Health & Medical Complete, durante el periodo de febrero a mayo del año 2015. Se incluyeron artículos científicos en inglés y español y se analizaron estudios que evaluaban cualquier programa de seguridad para el paciente, excluyendo aquellos que no presentaban resultados. Resultados: El seguimiento de una lista de verificación en quirófano resultó ser efectivo en la disminución de complicaciones, la estrategia de higiene de manos mostró altas tasas de cumplimiento sobretodo en servicios de aislamiento y unidades de cuidados intensivos, el proyecto bacteriemia Zero fue eficaz en la reducción de infecciones relacionadas a catéter venoso central, el programa de prevención de caídas carece de suficiente evidencia para confirmar la efectividad, la pulsera identificativa de pacientes mostró alta implantación pero baja implicación profesional y la evaluación de programas para evitar errores de medicación es escasa aunque los casos analizados se han asociado a reducciones del riesgo. Conclusiones: Existen múltiples programas de seguridad, diseñados y adaptados para cada institución, en cambio son escasos los estudios que se llevan a cabo para evaluar la eficacia de estas estrategias una vez establecidas.

  4. Fast Reactor Fuel Type and Reactor Safety Performance

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    R. Wigeland; J. Cahalan

    2009-09-01

    Fast Reactor Fuel Type and Reactor Safety Performance R. Wigeland , Idaho National Laboratory J. Cahalan, Argonne National Laboratory The sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor is currently being evaluated for the efficient transmutation of the highly-hazardous, long-lived, transuranic elements that are present in spent nuclear fuel. One of the fundamental choices that will be made is the selection of the fuel type for the fast reactor, whether oxide, metal, carbide, nitride, etc. It is likely that a decision on the fuel type will need to be made before many of the related technologies and facilities can be selected, from fuel fabrication to spent fuel reprocessing. A decision on fuel type should consider all impacts on the fast reactor system, including safety. Past work has demonstrated that the choice of fuel type may have a significant impact on the severity of consequences arising from accidents, especially for severe accidents of low probability. In this paper, the response of sodium-cooled fast reactors is discussed for both oxide and metal fuel types, highlighting the similarities and differences in reactor response and accident consequences. Any fast reactor facility must be designed to be able to successfully prevent, mitigate, or accommodate all consequences of potential events, including accidents. This is typically accomplished by using multiple barriers to the release of radiation, including the cladding on the fuel, the intact primary cooling system, and most visibly the reactor containment building. More recently, this has also included the use of ‘inherent safety’ concepts to reduce or eliminate the potential for serious damage in some cases. Past experience with oxide and metal fuel has demonstrated that both fuel types are suitable for use as fuel in a sodium-cooled fast reactor. However, safety analyses for these two fuel types have also shown that there can be substantial differences in accident consequences due to the neutronic and

  5. Conceptos claves en un programa educativo Conceitos chave em um programa educativo Key Concepts in an Educational Program

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    MYRIAM PATRICIA PARDO TORRES; KAREN TATIANA SANTACRUZ PARDO; YURI PATRICIA RAMOS ANACONA; CATHERINE ARANGO MARTÍNEZ

    2010-01-01

    ... enfermería de reciprocidad y simultaneidad como sustento base de un programa educativo de intervención con adolescentes para promover la responsabilidad procreativa. La revisión bibliográfica sistemática tomó...

  6. Impacto sobre el estado de salud de los programas de transferencia condicionada de renta: el Programa Bolsa Familia de Brasil

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    Berta Rivera Castiñeira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Las transferencias condicionadas de renta se están consolidando como instrumento estándar para la reducción de la pobreza. El Programa Bolsa Familia implementado en Brasil es el de mayor envergadura de este tipo de programa en el mundo. La evaluación de su impacto ofrece algunas indicaciones extrapolables a otros países. En este artículo se pone en evidencia la falta de resultados de este programa en términos de estado de salud y de modificación de conductas no saludables. la existencia de barreras por el lado de la oferta aparece como la limitación más importante para la consecución de mejores resultados en este ámbito. Sin embargo, el impacto positivo del programa sobre la educación y la reducción de la pobreza permite predecir mejoras en el estado de salud de la población a largo plazo.

  7. Reactor Physics Analysis Models for a CANDU Reactor

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    Choi, Hang Bok

    2007-10-15

    Canada deuterium uranium (CANDU) reactor physics analysis is typically performed in three steps. At first, macroscopic cross-sections of the reference lattice is produced by modeling the reference fuel channel. Secondly macroscopic cross-sections of reactivity devices in the reactor are generated. The macroscopic cross-sections of a reactivity device are calculated as incremental cross-sections by subtracting macroscopic cross-sections of a three-dimensional lattice without reactivity device from those of a three-dimensional lattice with a reactivity device. Using the macroscopic cross-sections of the reference lattice and incremental cross-sections of the reactivity devices, reactor physics calculations are performed. This report summarizes input data of typical CANDU reactor physics codes, which can be utilized for the future CANDU reactor physics analysis.

  8. Decommissioning of commercial reactor

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    Yui, Kohei [Japan Atomic Power Co., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-02-01

    In the case of nuclear reactors, the diversion is often difficult as they are highly purposive, the disassembling is not easy as they are robust, and attention is required to handle the equipment containing radioactive substances. Decommissioning is defined as all the measures taken from the state that facilities become unused to the state of becoming green field. In Japan, already 40 years have elapsed since the effort for nuclear power was begun, and in this paper, the present state and future subjects of the decommissioning of nuclear power stations are summarized at the opportunity that the stop of commercial operation of Tokai Nuclear Power Station was decided recently. In the Tokai Nuclear Power Station, 166 MWe graphite-moderated, carbon dioxide-cooled reactor called improved Calder Hall type is installed, which started the operation in 1966. The circumstances of the decision to stop its operation are explained. The basic policy of the decommissioning of commercial nuclear power stations has been already published by the Advisory Committee for Energy. The state of the decommissioning in various foreign countries is reported. In Japan, the state of green field was realized in 1996 in the decommissioning of the JPDR in Japan Atomic Energy Research institute, and the decommissioning of the atomic powered ship ``Mutsu`` was completed. (K.I.)

  9. Solvent refined coal reactor quench system

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    Thorogood, R.M.

    1983-11-08

    There is described an improved SRC reactor quench system using a condensed product which is recycled to the reactor and provides cooling by evaporation. In the process, the second and subsequent reactors of a series of reactors are cooled by the addition of a light oil fraction which provides cooling by evaporation in the reactor. The vaporized quench liquid is recondensed from the reactor outlet vapor stream. 1 fig.

  10. Brookhaven leak reactor to close

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    MacIlwain, C

    1999-01-01

    The DOE has announced that the High Flux Beam Reactor at Brookhaven is to close for good. Though the news was not unexpected researchers were angry the decision had been taken before the review to assess the impact of reopening the reactor had been concluded (1 page).

  11. Rotary reactor and use thereof

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    Bakker Wridzer, J.W.; Kapteijn, F.; Moulijn, J.A.

    1998-01-01

    The invention relates to a rotary reactor consisting of a number of tubular reaction compartments (A), each provided with a first end and a second end, a ceramic first reactor end plate (B) in which said first ends are received, and a second end plate (B) in which said second ends are received,

  12. Sistemas de Tecelagem Proto-tectônica: Fluxo de Trabalho de Design Computacional de Fechamentos Semipermeáveis Autoportantes

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    Roberto Naboni

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo tem como intuito apresentar um trabalho baseado em uma metodologia computacional e os resultados decorrentes da aplicação de técnicas de tecelagem para a construção de um sistema arquitetônico experimental, o Weaving Enclosure. A pesquisa explora a correspondência entre as propriedades do material e a montagem de sistemas encontrados em cestos trançados tradicionais, estudados através de ensaios analíticos, de laboratório e, realizando análise de elementos finitos com processo de trabalho algorítmico. O objetivo é explorar como ampliar o conhecimento obtido através de uma relação milenar entre o homem e a tecelagem sob a perspectiva do design contemporâneo sob as técnicas de fabricação. Com essa finalidade, foi introduzida uma série de experimentos computacionais e simulações para destacar a integração da materialidade, morfogênese digital e fabricação. O artigo apresenta um processo de design para a geração de geometrias específicas relacionadas com a natureza flexível do material e a simulação do seu comportamento com base nas condições ambientais variáveis. Os resultados deste método mostram o projeto e a fabricação de uma divisória, que destaca as propriedades de padrões digitalmente concebidos, definidos parametricamente para oferecer resistência estrutural e anteparo visual. A interação entre técnicas digitais e artesanais para materiais naturais representa um campo promissor para diminuir o impacto ambiental da indústria da construção. No entanto, novos sistemas de montagem, tais como a tecelagem com madeira parecem ainda não ter sido explorados em termos de características performativas e tectônicas que destacam importantes descobertas quando abordadas como um processo de design e fabricação orientada ao material.

  13. La comprensión de conceptos a partir de la elaboración de representaciones en un ambiente computacional1

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un estudio encaminado a validar un sistema de aprendizaje basado en modelos de representación estructurada. La investigación busca evaluar la comprensión de los aprendices cuando interactúan en ambientes hipermediales en acciones que les permiten obtener su propia ontología a partir de un texto o de la lectura de un ambiente hipermedial creado por un experto, elaborar una representación y transferirla a un modelo computacional. Está dirigido a estudiantes de primer semestre de Licenciatura en Diseño y Electrónica, quienes interactúan en dos ambientes de aprendizaje apoyados en tecnologías de la información: uno, orientado al estudio de un texto lineal sobre sistemas mecánicos y posterior representación y construcción de un hipertexto sobre la comprensión del texto; y otro, dirigido al estudio de un hipertexto sobre el mismo tema y posterior representación de lo comprendido. El método incluye un estudio cuantitativo por medio del análisis de varianza realizado con la prueba F para establecer diferencias de los puntajes alcanzados en la prueba de comprensión de los grupos, combinado con la cuantificación de los conceptos, relaciones entre conceptos y los descriptores que definen cada concepto, para determinar diferencias en la representación de los dos grupos. Los resultados indican que en el primer caso no existen diferencias significativas en la comprensión de los dos grupos. Con relación a la representación de conceptos, se evidencian diferencias significativas a favor del grupo que estudió el hipertexto elaborado por un experto, lo cual indica que sus representaciones fueron sintácticamente más ricas a diferencia de aquellos que estudiaron un texto lineal y elaboraron su propio hipertexto.

  14. Radiation Shielding for Fusion Reactors

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    Santoro, R.T.

    1999-10-01

    Radiation shielding requirements for fusion reactors present different problems than those for fission reactors and accelerators. Fusion devices, particularly tokamak reactors, are complicated by geometry constraints that complicate disposition of fully effective shielding. This paper reviews some of these shielding issues and suggested solutions for optimizing the machine and biological shielding. Radiation transport calculations are essential for predicting and confirming the nuclear performance of the reactor and, as such, must be an essential part of the reactor design process. Development and optimization of reactor components from the first wall and primary shielding to the penetrations and containment shielding must be carried out in a sensible progression. Initial results from one-dimensional transport calculations are used for scoping studies and are followed by detailed two- and three-dimensional analyses to effectively characterize the overall radiation environment. These detail model calculations are essential for accounting for the radiation leakage through ports and other penetrations in the bulk shield. Careful analysis of component activation and radiation damage is cardinal for defining remote handling requirements, in-situ replacement of components, and personnel access at specific locations inside the reactor containment vessel. Radiation shielding requirements for fusion reactors present different problems than those for fission reactors and accelerators. Fusion devices, particularly tokamak reactors, are complicated by geometry constraints that complicate disposition of fully effective shielding. This paper reviews some of these shielding issues and suggested solutions for optimizing the machine and biological shielding. Radiation transport calculations are essential for predicting and confirming the nuclear performance of the reactor and, as such, must be an essential part of the reactor design process. Development and optimization of reactor

  15. Neutrino Experiments at Reactors

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    Reines, F.; Gurr, H. S.; Jenkins, T. L.; Munsee, J. H.

    1968-09-09

    A description is given of the electron-antineutrino program using a large fission reactor. A search has been made for a neutral weak interaction via the reaction (electron antineutrino + d .> p + n + electron antineutrino), the reaction (electron antineutrino + d .> n + n + e{sup +}) has now been detected, and an effort is underway to observe the elastic scattering reaction (electron antineutrino + e{sup -} .> electron antineutrino + e{sup -}) as well as to measure more precisely the reaction (electron antineutrino + p .> n + e{sup+}). The upper limit on the elastic scattering reaction which we have obtained with our large composite NaI, plastic, liquid scintillation detector is now about 50 times the predicted value.

  16. Licensed reactor nuclear safety criteria applicable to DOE reactors

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    1993-11-01

    This document is a compilation and source list of nuclear safety criteria that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) applies to licensed reactors; it can be used by DOE and DOE contractors to identify NRC criteria to be evaluated for application to the DOE reactors under their cognizance. The criteria listed are those that are applied to the areas of nuclear safety addressed in the safety analysis report of a licensed reactor. They are derived from federal regulations, USNRC regulatory guides, Standard Review Plan (SRP) branch technical positions and appendices, and industry codes and standards.

  17. Advanced fusion reactor

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    Tomita, Yukihiro [National Inst. for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu (Japan)

    2003-04-01

    The main subjects on fusion research are now on D-T fueled fusion, mainly due to its high fusion reaction rate. However, many issues are still remained on the wall loading by the 14 MeV neutrons. In the case of D-D fueled fusion, the neutron wall loading is still remained, though the technology related to tritium breeding is not needed. The p-{sup 6}Li and p-{sup 11}B fueled fusions are not estimated to be the next generation candidate until the innovated plasma confinement technologies come in useful to achieve the high performance plasma parameters. The fusion reactor of D-{sup 3}He fuels has merits on the smaller neutron wall loading and tritium handling. However, there are difficulties on achieving the high temperature plasma more than 100 keV. Furthermore the high beta plasma is needed to decrease synchrotron radiation loss. In addition, the efficiency of the direct energy conversion from protons coming out from fusion reaction is one of the key parameters in keeping overall power balance. Therefore, open magnetic filed lines should surround the plasma column. In this paper, we outlined the design of the commercial base reactor (ARTEMIS) of 1 GW electric output power configured by D-{sup 3}He fueled FRC (Field Reversed Configuration). The ARTEMIS needs 64 kg of {sup 3}He per a year. On the other hand, 1 million tons of {sup 3}He is estimated to be in the moon. The {sup 3}He of about 10{sup 23} kg are to exist in gaseous planets such as Jupiter and Saturn. (Y. Tanaka)

  18. PROGRAMAS DE EDUCACIÓN SEXUAL EN PANAMÁ

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    2007-01-01

    ¿Cuál es el lugar del placer en los programas de educación sexual? En Panamá, como en otros países de América Latina, la violencia contra niños y niñas y contra las mujeres no les permite reconocer la propiedad de su propio cuerpo y menos su derecho al placer. Los programas actuales sobre educación sexual, prevención del embarazo y SIDA promueven el uso del preservativo y la abstinencia pero no hablan de la ética del placer. Frecuentemente, el personal sanitario y educativo no está preparado ...

  19. Programas radiales, Estado e Identidad Nacional Costarricense (1938-1939.

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    2011-08-01

    presentaciones la identidad nacional que los gobernantes venían promoviendo. Entre las primeras radioemisoras que sacaron al aire este tipo de transmisiones se destacan para abril de 1938 "Atenea" y sus programas nocturnos de "Las dos ticas" Leila Alvarado y Carmen Granados. Un mes después "Nueva Alma Tica" daba a conocer al "Gordo Ortiz" y al "Flaco Castillo" con sus imitaciones de locutores nacionales. En noviembre "La voz de la Víctor" transmitía las charlas festivas del humorista "Concho Vindas" - imitador del habla campesino - junto con la "Marimba Escazú" y "Zoilo Peñaranda". Este último programa era patrocinado por la Tabacalera Costarricense S.A.

  20. PROGRAMAS INFORMÁTICOS PARA COMPARACIONES ENTRE CORRELACIONES: MUESTRAS INDEPENDIENTES

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN Existe una variedad de técnicas para probar las diferencias entre correlaciones independientes que no están disponibles en los programas estadísticos familiares para el investigador. Se presentan ejemplos de estas técnicas para evaluar diferentes hipótesis dentro del contexto de correlaciones en muestras independientes, junto con programas informáticos interactivos, amigables y libre distribución. ABSTRACT There is a variety of techniques to test the differences between independent correlations which are not available in statistical programs familiar to the researcher. We present examples of these techniques to evaluate different hypotheses within the context of correlations in independent samples, together with interactive, friendly and freeware computer programs.

  1. DOCUMENTO: LA PRACTICA PROFESIONAL EN EL PROGRAMA DE TRABAJO SOCIAL

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    Liliana Pérez Mendoza

    2001-08-01

    Full Text Available La Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Educación a través del Departamento de Practicas y el programa de Trabajo Social de la misma proyectan la acción de los Trabajadores Sociales en formación en diferentes áreas temáticas a fin de propiciar en los diferentes contextos donde tiene lugar, un desarrollo social, humano y sostenible con la participación en diferentes comunidades de la ciudad y la región, de docentes y estudiantes, a través de’ estrategias de acción profesional como: diagnósticos participativos, programas / proyectos de integración comunitaria, de generación de ingresos, de Desarrollo a Organizacional, de fortalecimiento de vínculos familiares, de convivencia ciudadana y de Desarrollo Municipal.

  2. Programa Regional de Indicadores de Desarrollo Infantil (PRIDI): Marco Conceptual

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    Patrice Engle; Santiago Cueto; María Estela Ortíz; Aimee Verdisco

    2011-01-01

    El presente documento entrega el marco conceptual y la fundamentación del Proyecto Regional de Indicadores de Desarrollo Infantil (PRIDI), una iniciativa del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), cuyo objetivo es generar un programa regional de compilación y uso de datos e indicadores comparables de resultados sobre Desarrollo Infantil (DI). Inspirado por las experiencias del Banco en apoyar pruebas estandarizadas como son el LLECE y el SERCE, esperamos que el carácter regional de los res...

  3. Propuesta de programa educativo sobre enfermedades del cuello uterino

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    Grisel Mariela Mass Basulto

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El cáncer ginecológico está entre las más frecuentes causas de muerte en la población femenina. En Cuba, el diagnóstico precoz de tal afección está entre los programas priorizados del Sistema de Salud Pública; pero también es necesario enfatizar en la prevención, que puede lograse, sobre todo, desde la atención primaria de salud, mediante la implementación de programas educativos. Objetivo: Diseñar un programa educativo sobre afecciones del cuello uterino. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo, en el período comprendido del 1 de enero de 2008 al 1 de enero de 2009. Se analizaron variables como edad, escolaridad, primeras relaciones sexuales, número de partos, número de compañeros sexuales, uso de anticonceptivo, antecedentes de infecciones de transmisión sexual, hábitos tóxicos y nivel de conocimiento. Se aplicó el criterio de expertos para la validación de la propuesta educativa. Resultados: La mayoría de las mujeres tuvieron relaciones sexuales precoces, cuatro o más compañeros sexuales y eran fumadoras, mientras que el total de ellas había presentado alguna vez infecciones vaginales. El nivel de conocimiento que predominó fue regular. Conclusiones: Es evidente que en la población estudiada se concentran varios factores de riesgo para el cáncer de cuello uterino. El Programa Educativo sobre enfermedades del cuello uterino, fue validado mediante criterio de expertos, los cuales coincidieron en que tiene gran actualidad científica, congruencia interna y en que favorece el proceso de preparación de la mujer para evitar ese tipo de enfermedades.

  4. Heating device for nuclear reactor

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    Shiratori, Yoshitake; Ijima, Takashi; Katano, Yoshiaki; Saito, Masaki

    1996-05-31

    The present invention provides a control system of a heating device which elevates the temperature of a reactor from a normal temperature to an operation temperature by using a nuclear heating. Namely, the device of the present invention comprises (1) means for detecting reactor temperature, (2) means for detecting reactor power, (3) means for memorizing the corresponding relation of each value of the means (1) and means (2) as standard data when temperature is elevated at a predetermined temperature elevation rate, (4) means for calculating the power corresponding to the current temperature based on the standard data upon elevation of the reactor temperature, and (5) means for controlling the progress or retraction of the power control material of the reactor core based on the power calculated by the means (4). With such a constitution, since the current reactor power elevation rate corresponding to the coolants is controlled based on the standard data upon actual start-up of the reactor, the control for the temperature of coolants can be facilitated. (I.S.)

  5. Estudio del comportamiento mecánico de un sistema recubierto mediante simulación computacional del ensayo de rayado//Mechanical Behavior study of a coated system by computer simulation of the scratch test

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    Eduardo A. Pérez Ruiz

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Una forma de evaluar un sistema recubierto es a través del ensayo de rayado. Los resultados obtenidos dependen de variables como: propiedades y geometría del indentador, tasa de carga, tasa de desplazamiento, propiedades de los materiales del sistema a evaluar como dureza, módulo elástico, microestructura, rugosidad superficial, espesor, entre otras. El presente trabajo analizó, a través de simulación computacional del ensayo de rayado, el efecto que tiene la geometría del indentador (cónica y esférica, la carga de rayado (20 N y 50 N, el espesor del recubrimiento (2,1 µm y 4,6 µm y el coeficiente de fricción (0,3 y 0,5 en el comportamiento de los esfuerzos y la deformación plástica en la superficie de un sistema recubierto. Los resultados sugieren que el coeficiente de fricción como variable de ensayo tiene una alta importancia en el comportamiento mecánico del sistema recubierto.Palabras claves: ensayo de rayado, simulación computacional, sistema recubierto.______________________________________________________________________________AbstractOne way to evaluate a coated system is through the scratch test. The results obtained depend of the variables including mechanical properties and geometry of indenter, loading, displacement, material properties in the system as hardness, elastic modulus, microstructure, roughness surface, thickness, among others, which are indicated in ASTM C1624 / 05. This paper analyzes through scratch test simulation, the effect of the indenter geometry (conical and spherical, the loading (20 N and 50 N, the thickness coating (2,1 µm and 4,6 µm and the friction coefficient values (0,3 and 0,5 in the stresses and plastic deformation behavior at the surface of a coated system. The results suggest that the coefficient of friction has a high importance in the mechanical performance of the coated system.Key words: scratch test, computacional simulation, coated system.

  6. Random processes in nuclear reactors

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    Williams, M M R

    1974-01-01

    Random Processes in Nuclear Reactors describes the problems that a nuclear engineer may meet which involve random fluctuations and sets out in detail how they may be interpreted in terms of various models of the reactor system. Chapters set out to discuss topics on the origins of random processes and sources; the general technique to zero-power problems and bring out the basic effect of fission, and fluctuations in the lifetime of neutrons, on the measured response; the interpretation of power reactor noise; and associated problems connected with mechanical, hydraulic and thermal noise sources

  7. Nuclear reactor downcomer flow deflector

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    Gilmore, Charles B [Greensburg, PA; Altman, David A [Pittsburgh, PA; Singleton, Norman R [Murrysville, PA

    2011-02-15

    A nuclear reactor having a coolant flow deflector secured to a reactor core barrel in line with a coolant inlet nozzle. The flow deflector redirects incoming coolant down an annulus between the core barrel and the reactor vessel. The deflector has a main body with a front side facing the fluid inlet nozzle and a rear side facing the core barrel. The rear side of the main body has at least one protrusion secured to the core barrel so that a gap exists between the rear side of the main body adjacent the protrusion and the core barrel. Preferably, the protrusion is a relief that circumscribes the rear side of the main body.

  8. Reactor neutrons in nuclear astrophysics

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    Reifarth, René; Glorius, Jan; Göbel, Kathrin; Heftrich, Tanja; Jentschel, Michael; Jurado, Beatriz; Käppeler, Franz; Köster, Ulli; Langer, Christoph; Litvinov, Yuri A.; Weigand, Mario

    2017-09-01

    The huge neutron fluxes offer the possibility to use research reactors to produce isotopes of interest, which can be investigated afterwards. An example is the half-lives of long-lived isotopes like 129I. A direct usage of reactor neutrons in the astrophysical energy regime is only possible, if the corresponding ions are not at rest in the laboratory frame. The combination of an ion storage ring with a reactor and a neutron guide could open the path to direct measurements of neutron-induced cross sections on short-lived radioactive isotopes in the astrophysically interesting energy regime.

  9. Safety of VVER-440 reactors

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    Slugen, Vladimir

    2011-01-01

    Safety of VVER-440 Reactors endeavours to promote an increase in the safety of VVER-440 nuclear reactors via the improvement of fission products limitation systems and the implementation of special non-destructive spectroscopic methods for materials testing. All theoretical and experimental studies performed the by author over the last 25 years have been undertaken with the aim of improving VVER-440 defence in depth, which is one of the most important principle for ensuring safety in nuclear power plants. Safety of VVER-440 Reactors is focused on the barrier system through which the safety pri

  10. Fuel Fabrication and Nuclear Reactors

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    Karpius, Peter Joseph [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2017-02-02

    The uranium from the enrichment plant is still in the form of UF6. UF6 is not suitable for use in a reactor due to its highly corrosive chemistry as well as its phase diagram. UF6 is converted into UO2 fuel pellets, which are in turn placed in fuel rods and assemblies. Reactor designs are variable in moderators, coolants, fuel, performance etc.The dream of energy ‘too-cheap to meter’ is no more, and now the nuclear power industry is pushing ahead with advanced reactor designs.

  11. Fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em idosos: análise por enfermeiros utilizando ferramenta computacional Factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en ancianos: análisis por enfermeras utilizando herramienta computacional Risk factors for coronary artery disease in the elderly: analysis by nurses using computational tool

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    Silvia Sidnéia da Silva

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou analisar a ocorrência dos fatores de risco para doença arterial coronariana em população idosa participante de uma ação comunitária utilizando ferramenta computacional por enfermeiros. Para o desenvolvimento do trabalho utilizou-se uma base de dados coletada em um evento comunitário. As informações se referem a fatores de risco, dados antropométricos, aferição de valores de glicemia, colesterol e pressão arterial, ocorrência de doença cardíaca e outras. A estrutura multidimensional foi elaborada e gerenciada pela ferramenta Analysis Services. A população idosa correspondeu a 40,4% do total, um terço dessa população estava com valores alterados de pressão arterial sistêmica, 53,8% apresentavam índice de massa corporal acima de 25 Kg/m², 40,3% referiram hipertensão e 20,3%, diabetes mellitus. Conclui-se que o controle de fatores de risco para DAC em clientes idosos é essencial e que a tecnologia da informação pode apoiar na tomada de decisões estratégicas de promoção de saúde.Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo analizar la ocurrencia de los factores de riesgo para enfermedad arterial coronaria en la población anciana participante de una acción comunitaria con una herramienta computacional para las enfermeras. Para el desarrollo del trabajo se utilizó una base de datos colectada en un evento comunitario. Las informaciones se refieren a factores de riesgo, datos antropométricos, contraste de valores de glucemia, colesterol y presión arterial, ocurrencia de enfermedad cardiaca y otras. La estructura multidimensional fue elaborada y administrada por la herramienta Analysis Services. La población anciana correspondió a 40,4% del total, un tercio de esta población estaba con valores alterados de presión arterial sistémica, 53,8% presentaban índice de masa corporal arriba de 25Kg/m², 40,4% se referían a hipertensión y 20,3% diabetes mellitus. Se concluye que el control de factores de

  12. Nuclear reactor PBMR and cogeneration; Reactor nuclear PBMR y cogeneracion

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    Ramirez S, J. R.; Alonso V, G., E-mail: ramon.ramirez@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2013-10-15

    In recent years the nuclear reactor designs for the electricity generation have increased their costs, so that at the moment costs are managed of around the 5000 US D for installed kw, reason for which a big nuclear plant requires of investments of the order of billions of dollars, the designed reactors as modular of low power seek to lighten the initial investment of a big reactor dividing the power in parts and dividing in modules the components to lower the production costs, this way it can begin to build a module and finished this to build other, differing the long term investment, getting less risk therefore in the investment. On the other hand the reactors of low power can be very useful in regions where is difficult to have access to the electric net being able to take advantage of the thermal energy of the reactor to feed other processes like the water desalination or the vapor generation for the processes industry like the petrochemical, or even more the possible hydrogen production to be used as fuel. In this work the possibility to generate vapor of high quality for the petrochemical industry is described using a spheres bed reactor of high temperature. (Author)

  13. Programa de desarrollo humano integral ejecutado en estudiantes universitarios

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    Rosalba Bortone Di Muro

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El desarrollo personal es un aspecto fundamental en la formación integral e integradora en todos los niveles educativos, por lo que la Orientación como disciplina, tiene un rol fundamental en este sentido. Los programas de prevención y desarrollo según Bisquerra (2004, Sanz (2001 y Álvarez (1994, desde esta perspectiva, apuntan con mucha fuerza a contribuir con el desarrollo del potencial de la persona en todas las etapas de su ciclo evolutivo cubriendo las necesidades propias en cada etapa de la vida personal, social, académica, laboral, entre otras. De allí que, la presente investigación determinó el valor del asesoramiento a través del Programa de Desarrollo Personal ejecutado, previo diagnóstico y diseño, en estudiantes de postgrado en la Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira. La muestra estuvo conformada por 251 estudiantes quienes de forma anónima evaluaron el programa, a través de un instrumento contentivo de las diferentes variables. Los resultados indican que el programa puede considerarse efectivo por cuanto la mayoría de los aspectos fueron evaluados en la categoría “excelente”, así tenemos que el logro de los objetivos obtuvo el 74.48%. La información recibida la consideraron con el 72.58%, la motivación del grupo para ejecutar las actividades se ubicó en un 65.31%, la disposición del grupo para realizar las actividades reporta el 69.87%. Los facilitadores fueron también valorados con la categoría “excelente”, en el dominio del tema en un 89.11%, el vocabulario utilizado obtuvo un 89.07%; la disposición para aclarar dudas, obtuvo el 81.27%, y la comunicación con el grupo, fueron evaluados en una proporción del 81.73%. En definitiva, el valor del asesoramiento brindado en cuanto a la administración general del Programa de Desarrollo Personal fue considerado con la categoría excelente con el 74.13%. Algunas de los aspectos a mejorar son los relativos con el ambiente físico en dónde se

  14. Desarrollo Infantil Temprano: lecciones de los programas no formales

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    Mary Eming Young

    2003-05-01

    Full Text Available El artículo empieza mencionando al aporte de las ciencias al conocimiento del desarrollo humano. Se sintetiza el trabajo de Shonkoff/Phillips sobre el tema, resaltándose la importancia de la experiencia temprana y su interacción con la biología para el desarrollo del cerebro. Posteriormente se incursiona en el Desarrollo Infantil Temprano y su significación en los resultados posteriores del niño, destacando algunos factores que inciden en el desarrollo cerebral. Este tema se enlaza con el trabajo de Shore, que compara las teorías del “viejo” y el “nuevo” pensamiento. Seguidamente se resaltan los efectos de las intervenciones tempranas, vinculando el tema al desarrollo del cerebro, y ampliándolo en el capítulo de la competencia social, en el que presentan cifras estadísticas que reflejan en parte las hipótesis. Luego se propone la vinculación de las investigaciones a los programas, y basándose en un trabajo inédito de Kirpal, se enumeran algunas lecciones aprendidas, con énfasis en la necesidad de la participación de la comunidad para generar pertenencia y sostenibilidad en los programas. Después se entra al tema de la sociedad civil y su participación en el desarrollo de los programas, resaltándose las virtudes de las ONGs y el papel que pueden desempeñar en la búsqueda de soluciones a los problemas sociales. Se continúa con la experiencia de programas no formales de educación inicial en América Latina y El Caribe, en los que se destaca la participación de la sociedad civil; luego se detallan los principios que rigen los programas no formales, mediante una matriz en la que se indican determinadas prácticas que corresponden a ciertas metas. Para concluir, se reafirma que el Desarrollo Infantil Temprano es esencial en la lucha contra la pobreza.

  15. Desarrollo Infantil Temprano: lecciones de los programas no formales

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    Mary Eming Young

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo empieza mencionando al aporte de las ciencias al conocimiento del desarrollo humano. Se sintetiza el trabajo de Shonkoff/Phillips sobre el tema, resaltándose la importancia de la experiencia temprana y su interacción con la biología para el desarrollo del cerebro. Posteriormente se incursiona en el Desarrollo Infantil Temprano y su significación en los resultados posteriores del niño, destacando algunos factores que inciden en el desarrollo cerebral. Este tema se enlaza con el trabajo de Shore, que compara las teorías del “viejo” y el “nuevo” pensamiento. Seguidamente se resaltan los efectos de las intervenciones tempranas, vinculando el tema al desarrollo del cerebro, y ampliándolo en el capítulo de la competencia social, en el que presentan cifras estadísticas que reflejan en parte las hipótesis. Luego se propone la vinculación de las investigaciones a los programas, y basándose en un trabajo inédito de Kirpal, se enumeran algunas lecciones aprendidas, con énfasis en la necesidad de la participación de la comunidad para generar pertenencia y sostenibilidad en los programas. Después se entra al tema de la sociedad civil y su participación en el desarrollo de los programas, resaltándose las virtudes de las ONGs y el papel que pueden desempeñar en la búsqueda de soluciones a los problemas sociales. Se continúa con la experiencia de programas no formales de educación inicial en América Latina y El Caribe, en los que se destaca la participación de la sociedad civil; luego se detallan los principios que rigen los programas no formales, mediante una matriz en la que se indican determinadas prácticas que corresponden a ciertas metas. Para concluir, se reafirma que el Desarrollo Infantil Temprano es esencial en la lucha contra la pobreza

  16. FASTER test reactor preconceptual design report summary

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    Grandy, C. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Belch, H. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brunett, A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Heidet, F. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hill, R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hoffman, E. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Jin, E. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Mohamed, W. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Moisseytsev, A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Passerini, S. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Sienicki, J. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Sumner, T. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Vilim, R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hayes, Steven [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2016-02-29

    The FASTER reactor plant is a sodium-cooled fast spectrum test reactor that provides high levels of fast and thermal neutron flux for scientific research and development. The 120MWe FASTER reactor plant has a superheated steam power conversion system which provides electrical power to a local grid allowing for recovery of operating costs for the reactor plant.

  17. FASTER Test Reactor Preconceptual Design Report

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    Grandy, C. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Belch, H. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Brunett, A. J. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Heidet, F. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hill, R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hoffman, E. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Jin, E. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Mohamed, W. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Moisseytsev, A. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Passerini, S. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Sienicki, J. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Sumner, T. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Vilim, R. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Hayes, S. [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)

    2016-03-31

    The FASTER test reactor plant is a sodium-cooled fast spectrum test reactor that provides high levels of fast and thermal neutron flux for scientific research and development. The 120MWe FASTER reactor plant has a superheated steam power conversion system which provides electrical power to a local grid allowing for recovery of operating costs for the reactor plant.

  18. ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEM OF INDUSTRIAL REACTORS

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    Full Text Available This paper describes a mathematical model of an industrial chemical reactor for production of synthetic rubber. During reactor operation the model parameters vary considerably. To create a control algorithm performed transformation of mathematical model of the reactor in order to obtain a dependency that can be used to determine the model parameters are changing during reactor operation.

  19. Reactor operation environmental information document

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    Bauer, L.R.; Hayes, D.W.; Hunter, C.H.; Marter, W.L.; Moyer, R.A.

    1989-12-01

    This volume is a reactor operation environmental information document for the Savannah River Plant. Topics include meteorology, surface hydrology, transport, environmental impacts, and radiation effects. 48 figs., 56 tabs. (KD)

  20. Reactor containment research and development

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    Weil, N. A.

    1963-06-15

    An outline is given of containment concepts, sources and release rates of energy, responses of containment structures, effects of projectiles, and leakage rates of radioisotopes, with particular regard to major reactor accidents. (T.F.H.)

  1. Actinide transmutation in nuclear reactors

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    Ganev, I.K.; Lopatkin, A.V.; Naumov, V.V.; Tocheny, L.V.

    1993-12-31

    Of some interest is the comparison between the actinide nuclide burning up (fission) rates such as americium 241, americium 242, curium 244, and neptunium 237, in the reactors with fast or thermal neutron spectra.

  2. Advanced Carbothermal Electric Reactor Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ORBITEC proposes to develop the Advanced Carbothermal Electric (ACE) reactor to efficiently extract oxygen from lunar regolith. Unlike state-of-the-art carbothermal...

  3. Combustion synthesis continuous flow reactor

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    Maupin, G.D.; Chick, L.A.; Kurosky, R.P.

    1998-01-06

    The present invention is a reactor for combustion synthesis of inorganic powders. The reactor includes a reaction vessel having a length and a first end and a second end. The reaction vessel further has a solution inlet and a carrier gas inlet. The reactor further has a heater for heating both the solution and the carrier gas. In a preferred embodiment, the reaction vessel is heated and the solution is in contact with the heated reaction vessel. It is further preferred that the reaction vessel be cylindrical and that the carrier gas is introduced tangentially into the reaction vessel so that the solution flows helically along the interior wall of the reaction vessel. As the solution evaporates and combustion produces inorganic material powder, the carrier gas entrains the powder and carries it out of the reactor. 10 figs.

  4. Combustion synthesis continuous flow reactor

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    Maupin, Gary D. (Richland, WA); Chick, Lawrence A. (West Richland, WA); Kurosky, Randal P. (Maple Valley, WA)

    1998-01-01

    The present invention is a reactor for combustion synthesis of inorganic powders. The reactor includes a reaction vessel having a length and a first end and a second end. The reaction vessel further has a solution inlet and a carrier gas inlet. The reactor further has a heater for heating both the solution and the carrier gas. In a preferred embodiment, the reaction vessel is heated and the solution is in contact with the heated reaction vessel. It is further preferred that the reaction vessel be cylindrical and that the carrier gas is introduced tangentially into the reaction vessel so that the solution flows helically along the interior wall of the reaction vessel. As the solution evaporates and combustion produces inorganic material powder, the carrier gas entrains the powder and carries it out of the reactor.

  5. Advanced Carbothermal Electric Reactor Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The overall objective of the Phase 1 effort was to demonstrate the technical feasibility of the Advanced Carbothermal Electric (ACE) Reactor concept. Unlike...

  6. Advanced Catalytic Hydrogenation Retrofit Reactor

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    Reinaldo M. Machado

    2002-08-15

    Industrial hydrogenation is often performed using a slurry catalyst in large stirred-tank reactors. These systems are inherently problematic in a number of areas, including industrial hygiene, process safety, environmental contamination, waste production, process operability and productivity. This program proposed the development of a practical replacement for the slurry catalysts using a novel fixed-bed monolith catalyst reactor, which could be retrofitted onto an existing stirred-tank reactor and would mitigate many of the minitations and problems associated with slurry catalysts. The full retrofit monolith system, consisting of a recirculation pump, gas/liquid ejector and monolith catalyst, is described as a monolith loop reactor or MLR. The MLR technology can reduce waste and increase raw material efficiency, which reduces the overall energy required to produce specialty and fine chemicals.

  7. Engineering reactors for catalytic reactions

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    Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory,. Pune 411 008, India ... Abstract. Catalytic reactions are ubiquitous in chemical and allied industries. ... strategies and recent advances in process intensification/ multifunctional reactors are discussed to illustrate the approach.

  8. Jules Horowitz Reactor, basic design

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    Bergamaschi, Y.; Bouilloux, Y.; Chantoin, P.; Guigon, B.; Bravo, X.; Germain, C.; Rommens, M.; Tremodeux, P

    2003-07-01

    Since the shutdown of the SILOE reactor in 1997, the OSIRIS reactor has ensured the needs regarding technological irradiation at CEA including those of its industrial partners and customers. The Jules Horowitz Reactor will replace it. It has the ambition to provide the necessary nuclear data and maintain a fission research capacity in Europe after 2010. This capacity should be service-oriented. It will be established in Cadarache. The Jules Horowitz reactor will also: - represent a significant step in term of performances and experimental capabilities, - be designed with a high flexibility, in order to satisfy the current demand from European industry, research and be able to accommodate future requirements, - reach a high level of safety, according to the best current practice. This paper will present the main functionalities and the design options resulting from the 'preliminary design' studies. (authors)

  9. Solid State Reactor Final Report

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    Mays, G.T.

    2004-03-10

    The Solid State Reactor (SSR) is an advanced reactor concept designed to take advantage of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL's) recently developed graphite foam that has enhanced heat transfer characteristics and excellent high-temperature mechanical properties, to provide an inherently safe, self-regulated, source of heat for power and other potential applications. This work was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Research Initiative (NERI) program (Project No. 99-064) from August 1999 through September 30, 2002. The initial concept of utilizing the graphite foam as a basis for developing an advanced reactor concept envisioned that a suite of reactor configurations and power levels could be developed for several different applications. The initial focus was looking at the reactor as a heat source that was scalable, independent of any heat removal/power conversion process. These applications might include conventional power generation, isotope production and destruction (actinides), and hydrogen production. Having conducted the initial research on the graphite foam and having performed the scoping parametric analyses from neutronics and thermal-hydraulic perspectives, it was necessary to focus on a particular application that would (1) demonstrate the viability of the overall concept and (2) require a reasonably structured design analysis process that would synthesize those important parameters that influence the concept the most as part of a feasible, working reactor system. Thus, the application targeted for this concept was supplying power for remote/harsh environments and a design that was easily deployable, simplistic from an operational standpoint, and utilized the new graphite foam. Specifically, a 500-kW(t) reactor concept was pursued that is naturally load following, inherently safe, optimized via neutronic studies to achieve near-zero reactivity change with burnup, and proliferation resistant. These four major areas

  10. Microchannel Reactors for ISRU Applications

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    Carranza, Susana; Makel, Darby B.; Blizman, Brandon; Ward, Benjamin J.

    2005-02-01

    Affordable planning and execution of prolonged manned space missions depend upon the utilization of local resources and the waste products which are formed in manned spacecraft and surface bases. Successful in-situ resources utilization (ISRU) will require component technologies which provide optimal size, weight, volume, and power efficiency. Microchannel reactors enable the efficient chemical processing of in situ resources. The reactors can be designed for the processes that generate the most benefit for each mission. For instance, propellants (methane) can be produced from carbon dioxide from the Mars atmosphere using the Sabatier reaction and ethylene can be produced from the partial oxidation of methane. A system that synthesizes ethylene could be the precursor for systems to synthesize ethanol and polyethylene. Ethanol can be used as a nutrient for Astrobiology experiments, as well as the production of nutrients for human crew (e.g. sugars). Polyethylene can be used in the construction of habitats, tools, and replacement parts. This paper will present recent developments in miniature chemical reactors using advanced Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and microchannel technology to support ISRU of Mars and lunar missions. Among other applications, the technology has been demonstrated for the Sabatier process and for the partial oxidation of methane. Microchannel reactors were developed based on ceramic substrates as well as metal substrates. In both types of reactors, multiple layers coated with catalytic material are bonded, forming a monolithic structure. Such reactors are readily scalable with the incorporation of extra layers. In addition, this reactor structure minimizes pressure drop and catalyst settling, which are common problems in conventional packed bed reactors.

  11. Reactor antineutrinos and nuclear physics

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    Balantekin, A.B. [University of Wisconsin, Department of Physics, Madison, WI (United States)

    2016-11-15

    Short-baseline reactor neutrino experiments successfully measured the neutrino parameters they set out to measure, but they also identified a shape distortion in the 5-7 MeV range as well as a reduction from the predicted value of the flux. Nuclear physics input into the calculations of reactor antineutrino spectra needs to be better refined if this anomaly is to be interpreted as due to sterile neutrino states. (orig.)

  12. Simulación computacional del proceso de gasificación de biomasa en el reactor de lecho fijo de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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    Ramírez Rubio, Santiago

    2010-01-01

    En el presente proyecto se continuó con la construcción y puesta a punto del equipo de gasificación de lecho fijo piloto diseñado por el Grupo de Investigación en Mecanismos de Desarrollo Limpio y Gestión Energética de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia. En este equipo, ubicado en el Laboratorio de Plantas Térmicas y Energías Renovables, se desarrolló la experimentación con diferentes biomasas (cáscaras de coco y cacao, cascarilla de café, madera residual y madera pirolizada) y a diferent...

  13. Previsão do ruído ambiental urbano devido à implantação do Modal Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (VLT) por meio de simulação computacional

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    Amorim, Adriana Eloá Bento; Durante, Luciane Cleonice; Vilela, Jhonatha Correia; Callejas, Ivan Julio Apolônio

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    Resumo: O trabalho avaliou os impactos da implantação do Veículo Leve sobre Trilhos (VLT) no ruído ambiental de um corredor estrutural viário do aglomerado urbano de Cuiabá-Várzea Grande/MT, Brasil. Utilizando simulação computacional, concluiu-se que, muito embora, a implantação do VLT proporcione redução do ruído ambiental, este ainda permanece acima do limite normativo, indicando a necessidade de adoção de gestão integrada para mitigação da poluição sonora urbana. Abstract: The study aim...

  14. Calculation of reactor antineutrino spectra in TEXONO

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    Chen Dong Liang; Mao Ze Pu; Wong, T H

    2002-01-01

    In the low energy reactor antineutrino physics experiments, either for the researches of antineutrino oscillation and antineutrino reactions, or for the measurement of abnormal magnetic moment of antineutrino, the flux and the spectra of reactor antineutrino must be described accurately. The method of calculation of reactor antineutrino spectra was discussed in detail. Furthermore, based on the actual circumstances of NP2 reactors and the arrangement of detectors, the flux and the spectra of reactor antineutrino in TEXONO were worked out

  15. Propellant actuated nuclear reactor steam depressurization valve

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    Ehrke, Alan C.; Knepp, John B.; Skoda, George I.

    1992-01-01

    A nuclear fission reactor combined with a propellant actuated depressurization and/or water injection valve is disclosed. The depressurization valve releases pressure from a water cooled, steam producing nuclear reactor when required to insure the safety of the reactor. Depressurization of the reactor pressure vessel enables gravity feeding of supplementary coolant water through the water injection valve to the reactor pressure vessel to prevent damage to the fuel core.

  16. Computational package for the dynamic analysis of synchronous generators and their controls; Paquete computacional para el analisis de generadores sincronos y sus controles

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    Perez Guillen, Jesus Artemio

    1997-12-31

    This thesis presents a computational package for the dynamic analysis of synchronous generators and their controls in a machine - infinite bus system. The package is integrated by a graphic interface for Windows environment and several models for the different components of the generation system. The development of the graphic interface was carried out with object oriented programming under Windows environment, available from Borland C++, which generates a group of menus that integrates an environment of interactive and versatile simulation. The package contains mathematical models of third, fourth, fifth and sixth order for synchronous generators of round and salient poles. Several mathematical models for the excitation systems DC1A, AC1A and ST1A, according to the IEEE classification, are included. Models for thermal and hydraulic turbines with governor of speed are also included, as well as a mathematical model for the power system stabilizer and magnetic saturation on synchronous generators. Numerical methods like Euler, Modified Euler and Runge Kutta of second and fourth order are used to solve the characteristics differential equations of the system under study. Algorithms for graphic generation includes phasor diagram, capability and saturation curves for synchronous machine. Computer models are validated and sensitivity analysis is carried out in order to assess the ef ect of type of model for synchronous machine, excitation systems, power system stabilizer, magnetic saturation in the synchronous generator and different numerical methods of integration. The computational package is useful in teaching and research on the dynamic response of synchronous machines and their controls. [Espanol] En este trabajo se presenta el desarrollo de un paquete computacional para el analisis dinamico de generadores sincronos y sus controles en el esquema de una unidad de generacion - bus infinito. El paquete esta integrado por una interfaz grafica para ambiente Windows y un

  17. Reactor Simulator Testing Overview

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    Schoenfeld, Michael P.

    2013-01-01

    Test Objectives Summary: a) Verify operation of the core simulator, the instrumentation & control system, and the ground support gas and vacuum test equipment. b) Examine cooling & heat regeneration performance of the cold trap purification. c) Test the ALIP pump at voltages beyond 120V to see if the targeted mass flow rate of 1.75 kg/s can be obtained in the RxSim. Testing Highlights: a) Gas and vacuum ground support test equipment performed effectively for operations (NaK fill, loop pressurization, and NaK drain). b) Instrumentation & Control system effectively controlled loop temperature and flow rates or pump voltage to targeted settings and ramped within prescribed constraints. It effectively interacted with reactor simulator control model and defaulted back to temperature control mode if the transient fluctuations didn't dampen. c) Cold trap design was able to obtain the targeted cold temperature of 480 K. An outlet temperature of 636 K was obtained which was lower than the predicted 750 K but 156 K higher than the minimum temperature indicating the design provided some heat regeneration. d) ALIP produce a maximum flow rate of 1.53 kg/s at 800 K when operated at 150 V and 53 Hz.

  18. Reactor Simulator Testing

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    Schoenfeld, Michael P.; Webster, Kenny L.; Pearson, Boise J.

    2013-01-01

    As part of the Nuclear Systems Office Fission Surface Power Technology Demonstration Unit (TDU) project, a reactor simulator test loop (RxSim) was design & built to perform integrated testing of the TDU components. In particular, the objectives of RxSim testing was to verify the operation of the core simulator, the instrumentation and control system, and the ground support gas and vacuum test equipment. In addition, it was decided to include a thermal test of a cold trap purification design and a pump performance test at pump voltages up to 150 V since the targeted mass flow rate of 1.75 kg/s was not obtained in the RxSim at the originally constrained voltage of 120 V. This paper summarizes RxSim testing. The gas and vacuum ground support test equipment performed effectively in NaK fill, loop pressurization, and NaK drain operations. The instrumentation and control system effectively controlled loop temperature and flow rates or pump voltage to targeted settings. The cold trap design was able to obtain the targeted cold temperature of 480 K. An outlet temperature of 636 K was obtained which was lower than the predicted 750 K but 156 K higher than the cold temperature indicating the design provided some heat regeneration. The annular linear induction pump (ALIP) tested was able to produce a maximum flow rate of 1.53 kg/s at 800 K when operated at 150 V and 53 Hz.

  19. Novel Catalytic Membrane Reactors

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    Stuart Nemser, PhD

    2010-10-01

    There are many industrial catalytic organic reversible reactions with amines or alcohols that have water as one of the products. Many of these reactions are homogeneously catalyzed. In all cases removal of water facilitates the reaction and produces more of the desired chemical product. By shifting the reaction to right we produce more chemical product with little or no additional capital investment. Many of these reactions can also relate to bioprocesses. Given the large number of water-organic compound separations achievable and the ability of the Compact Membrane Systems, Inc. (CMS) perfluoro membranes to withstand these harsh operating conditions, this is an ideal demonstration system for the water-of-reaction removal using a membrane reactor. Enhanced reaction synthesis is consistent with the DOE objective to lower the energy intensity of U.S. industry 25% by 2017 in accord with the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and to improve the United States manufacturing competitiveness. The objective of this program is to develop the platform technology for enhancing homogeneous catalytic chemical syntheses.

  20. REACTOR CONTROL MECHANISM

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    Lane, J.A.; Engberg, R.E.; Welch, J.M.

    1959-05-12

    A quick-releasing mechanism is described which may be used to rapidiy drop a device supported from beneath during normal use, such as a safety rod in a nuclear reactor. In accordance with this invention an electrical control signal, such as may be provided by radiation detection or other alarm condition sensing devices, is delivered to an electromagnetic solenoid, the armature of which is coupled to an actuating mechanism. The solenoid is energized when the mechanism is in its upper or cocked position. In such position, the mechanism engages a plurality of retaining balls, forcing them outward into engagement with a shoulder or recess in a corresponding section of a tubular extension on the upheld device. When the control signal to the solenoid suddenly ceases, the armature drops out, allowing the actuating mechanism to move slightly but rapidly under the force of a compressed spring. The weight of the device will urge the balls inward against a beveled portion of the actuating mechanism and away from the engaging section on the tubular extension, thus allowing the upheld device to fall freely under the influence of gravity.

  1. A PERCEPÇÃO DE VALOR DOS PROGRAMAS DE MILHAGENS: UM ESTUDO EXPLORATÓRIO

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    Lunie Imamura de Lima

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo propôs a avaliação da percepção de valor de programas de milhagens atribuída por participantes destes programas da cidade de Curitiba – PR. A pesquisa partiu do seguinte problema de pesquisa: “Quais são os aspectos relevantes à avaliação dos participantes de programas de milhagens para compor o valor percebido destes?” Identificaram-se dois perfis de participantes de programas de milhagens, caracterizados como “Assíduos” e “Emergentes”. Uma série de aspectos percebidos como dificuldades foram identificados bem como aspectos percebidos como benefícios. Este estudo busca contribuir com o tema de programas de lealdade, em especial os programas de milhagens propondo quatro hipóteses explicativas.

  2. 78 FR 71675 - Update of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation's Electronic Operating Reactor Correspondence

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    2013-11-29

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Update of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation's Electronic Operating Reactor Correspondence... Regulatory Commission. Michele G. Evans, Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear...

  3. Mejoras cuantitativas y cualitativas de los programas de estancias cortas en el extranjero

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    Ziamandanis, Claire

    2013-01-01

    La participación en programas de estancias cortas en el extranjero se ha incrementado enormemente en los Estados Unidos, superando el tradicional programa de semestre o año académico  de décadas anteriores. Mientras algunos instructores de lengua extranjera y proveedores de dichos programas muestran su desacuerdo con estos, ha aparecido un número importante  de investigaciones defendiéndolos. El estudio de caso que presentamos aquí examina las mejoras cuantitativas que estos programas ofrecen...

  4. Financiamiento de las PyMIs industriales : Los programas públicos como una alternativa

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    Galán, Liliana Cristina; Giusti, Eduardo; Solari, Estefanía; Nóbile, Cecilia

    2009-01-01

    Un 50% de las PYMES tiene conocimiento de los programas públicos de asistencia, pero los utilizan sólo entre el 2% y el 4%. De las empresas que han utilizado algún programa de financiamiento entre el 50% y el 70% se declaran satisfechas. Es importante analizar porqué aquellas empresas que si teniendo conocimiento de lo programas, no utilizan los mismos, al respecto estas empresas manifestaron que existe una incongruencia entre los temas que atienden los programas públicos y las necesidades de...

  5. Repairing liner of the reactor; Reparacion del liner del reactor

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    Aguilar H, F. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2001-07-15

    Due to the corrosion problems of the aluminum coating of the reactor pool, a periodic inspections program by ultrasound to evaluate the advance grade and the corrosion speed was settled down. This inspections have shown the necessity to repair some areas, in those that the slimming is significant, of not making it can arrive to the water escape of the reactor pool. The objective of the repair is to place patches of plates of 1/4 inch aluminum thickness in the areas of the reactor 'liner', in those that it has been detected by ultrasound a smaller thickness or similar to 3 mm. To carry out this the fuels are move (of the core and those that are decaying) to a temporary storage, the structure of the core is confined in a tank that this placed inside the pool of the reactor, a shield is placed in the thermal column and it is completely extracted the water for to leave uncover the 'liner' of the reactor. (Author)

  6. SPRAY CALCINATION REACTOR

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    Johnson, B.M.

    1963-08-20

    A spray calcination reactor for calcining reprocessin- g waste solutions is described. Coaxial within the outer shell of the reactor is a shorter inner shell having heated walls and with open regions above and below. When the solution is sprayed into the irner shell droplets are entrained by a current of gas that moves downwardly within the inner shell and upwardly between it and the outer shell, and while thus being circulated the droplets are calcined to solids, whlch drop to the bottom without being deposited on the walls. (AEC) H03 H0233412 The average molecular weights of four diallyl phthalate polymer samples extruded from the experimental rheometer were redetermined using the vapor phase osmometer. An amine curing agent is required for obtaining suitable silver- filled epoxy-bonded conductive adhesives. When the curing agent was modified with a 47% polyurethane resin, its effectiveness was hampered. Neither silver nor nickel filler impart a high electrical conductivity to Adiprenebased adhesives. Silver filler was found to perform well in Dow-Corning A-4000 adhesive. Two cascaded hot-wire columns are being used to remove heavy gaseous impurities from methane. This purified gas is being enriched in the concentric tube unit to approximately 20% carbon-13. Studies to count low-level krypton-85 in xenon are continuing. The parameters of the counting technique are being determined. The bismuth isotopes produced in bismuth irradiated for polonium production are being determined. Preliminary data indicate the presence of bismuth207 and bismuth-210m. The light bismuth isotopes are probably produced by (n,xn) reactions bismuth-209. The separation of uranium-234 from plutonium-238 solutions was demonstrated. The bulk of the plutonium is removed by anion exchange, and the remainder is extracted from the uranium by solvent extraction techniques. About 99% of the plutonium can be removed in each thenoyltrifluoroacetone extraction. The viscosity, liquid density, and

  7. Programa de manejo integral de zonas costeras de Nicaragua (MAIZCo)

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    Fátima Vanegas Zúñiga

    2016-01-01

    El Plan de Acción para el Manejo de las Zonas Costeras de Nicaragua fue formulado durante la primera fase del programa “Manejo Integral de las Zonas Costeras de Nicaragua” (MAIZCo). La agencia ejecutora de la primera fase fue la Dirección General del Ambiente (DGA) del Ministerio del Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARENA). Las estrategias y propuestas de acciones inmediatas formuladas en el Plan de Acción están basadas en un marco conceptual y un diagnóstico de las potencialidades y p...

  8. Programa de manejo integral de zonas costeras de Nicaragua (MAIZCo)

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    Vanegas Zúñiga, Fátima

    2016-01-01

    El Plan de Acción para el Manejo de las Zonas Costeras de Nicaragua fue formulado durante la primera fase del programa “Manejo Integral de las Zonas Costeras de Nicaragua” (MAIZCo). La agencia ejecutora de la primera fase fue la Dirección General del Ambiente (DGA) del Ministerio del Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARENA). Las estrategias y propuestas de acciones inmediatas formuladas en el Plan de Acción están basadas en un marco conceptual y un diagnóstico de las potencialidades y problemát...

  9. El programa de control de la tuberculosis en Cuba

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    Antonio Marrero Figueroa

    1996-08-01

    Full Text Available La evolución de la tuberculosis en Cuba, después de una reducción progresiva de la incidencia en los últimos años, modifica su comportamiento a partir de 1992 al producirse un incremento en la detección de casos. Se describe este problema, se analizan las principales características de la enfermedad y la estrategia del programa de control adoptada para enfrentar esta nueva situación.

  10. Programas de intercambio de jeringuillas en prisión

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    Luis Fernando Barrios Flores

    2002-01-01

    La estrategia de reducción de daños se ha convertido en una de las posibilidades en la lucha para disminuir los efectos del consumo de drogas por vía intravenosa. Desde las primeras experiencias en las prisiones suizas (Hindelbank y Oberschóngrün) hasta hoy se ha ido demostrando lo positivo de tal política, no exenta de dificultades y recelos.En este artículo se describen los orígenes y resultados de los experimentos sobre reducción de daños mediante los llamados "Programas de intercambio de ...

  11. Aceptabilidad de los suplementos alimenticios del programa Oportunidades

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    Zarco Angel; Mora Gerardo; Pelcastre Blanca; Flores Mario; Bronfman Mario

    2006-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Identificar usos y prácticas culturales para evaluar la aceptabilidad de los suplementos alimenticios del programa Oportunidades. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio etnográfico con entrevistas a profundidad (43) -madres de niños menores de cinco años y mujeres embarazadas y en periodo de lactancia (MEPL)-; informantes clave (9); grupos focales (8) y observación directa en cuatro comunidades del norte, centro, rur y sureste de México. RESULTADOS: El suplemento se prepara en distintas formas...

  12. Derivación deductiva de programas funcionales con patrones

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    Velázquez Iturbide, Ángel

    2015-01-01

    Una de las dificultades principales en el desarrollo de software es la ausencia de un marco conceptual adecuado para su estudio. Una propuesta la constituye el modelo transformativo, que entiende el desarrollo de software como un proceso iterativo de transformación de especificaciones: se parte de una especificación inicial que va transformándose sucesivamente hasta obtener una especificación final que se toma como programa. Este modelo básico puede llevarse a la práctica...

  13. Key Concepts in an Educational Program Conceptos claves en un programa educativo Conceitos chave em um programa educativo

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    ARANGO MARTÍNEZ CATHERINE

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    The results of the review are hereby presented on literature regarding assertive communication concepts, feelings and visions of nursing as a reciprocal and a simultaneous support for an educational program based on intervention with adolescents to promote responsible procreation. The present literature review took Ebsco-Host and Scielo as databases.

    Conclusion: Assertive communication is a learned social skill, which needs to be strengthened in as much as programs of sexual and reproductive health are concerned. Affection is a motivator for transmission and acquisition of knowledge in sexual and in reproductive education matters; the vision of reciprocity allows for interaction between the adolescent and the nurse and is a necessary component for mutual construction of self - care in this area, and the vision of simultaneity integrates the context as a key element in addressing the issue within a educational program.

    Se presentan los resultados de la revisión de literatura sobre los conceptos comunicación asertiva, afecto y las visiones de enfermería de reciprocidad y simultaneidad como sustento base de un programa educativo de intervención con adolescentes para promover la responsabilidad procreativa. La revisión bibliográfica sistemática tomó como bases de datos Ebsco-Host y Scielo.

    Conclusiones: la comunicación asertiva es una habilidad social aprendida, que es necesario fortalecer en los programas de salud sexual y reproductiva; el afecto es un elemento motivador para la transmisión y apropiación de conocimientos en educación sexual y reproductiva; la visión de reciprocidad orienta la interacción entre el (la adolescente y la (el enfermera (o componente necesario para una construcción mutua del autocuidado en este ámbito, y la visión de simultaneidad integra el contexto como elemento

  14. Conceptos claves en un programa educativo Conceitos chave em um programa educativo Key Concepts in an Educational Program

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    MYRIAM PATRICIA PARDO TORRES

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    Full Text Available Se presentan los resultados de la revisión de literatura sobre los conceptos comunicación asertiva, afecto y las visiones de enfermería de reciprocidad y simultaneidad como sustento base de un programa educativo de intervención con adolescentes para promover la responsabilidad procreativa. La revisión bibliográfica sistemática tomó como bases de datos Ebsco-Host y Scielo. Conclusiones: la comunicación asertiva es una habilidad social aprendida, que es necesario fortalecer en los programas de salud sexual y reproductiva; el afecto es un elemento motivador para la transmisión y apropiación de conocimientos en educación sexual y reproductiva; la visión de reciprocidad orienta la interacción entre el (la adolescente y la (el enfermera (o componente necesario para una construcción mutua del autocuidado en este ámbito, y la visión de simultaneidad integra el contexto como elemento fundamental en el abordaje de la temática dentro de un programa educativo.O trabalho apresenta os resultados da revisão de literatura sobre os conceitos de comunicação assertiva, carinho e as visões de reciprocidade e simultaneidade na enfermagem como alicerces de um programa educativo de intervenção com adolescentes para promover a responsabilidade procriativa. A revisão bibliográfica sistemática utilizou como bancos de dados Ebsco-Host e Scielo. Conclusões: a comunicação assertiva é uma habilidade social apreendida, que é preciso fortalecer nos programas de saúde sexual e reprodutiva; o carinho é um elemento motivador para a transmissão e apropriação de conhecimentos em educação sexual e reprodutiva; a visão de reciprocidade permite uma interação entre o (a adolescente e a (o enfermeira e é um componente necessário para construir mutuamente o auto-cuidado nesta área, e a visão de simultaneidade integra o contexto como elemento fundamental na aproximação da temática dentro de um programa educativo.The results of the review

  15. Entropy Production in Chemical Reactors

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    Kingston, Diego; Razzitte, Adrián C.

    2017-06-01

    We have analyzed entropy production in chemically reacting systems and extended previous results to the two limiting cases of ideal reactors, namely continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) and plug flow reactor (PFR). We have found upper and lower bounds for the entropy production in isothermal systems and given expressions for non-isothermal operation and analyzed the influence of pressure and temperature in entropy generation minimization in reactors with a fixed volume and production. We also give a graphical picture of entropy production in chemical reactions subject to constant volume, which allows us to easily assess different options. We show that by dividing a reactor into two smaller ones, operating at different temperatures, the entropy production is lowered, going as near as 48 % less in the case of a CSTR and PFR in series, and reaching 58 % with two CSTR. Finally, we study the optimal pressure and temperature for a single isothermal PFR, taking into account the irreversibility introduced by a compressor and a heat exchanger, decreasing the entropy generation by as much as 30 %.

  16. Antineutrino monitoring of thorium reactors

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    Akindele, Oluwatomi A.; Bernstein, Adam; Norman, Eric B.

    2016-09-01

    Various groups have demonstrated that antineutrino monitoring can be successful in assessing the plutonium content in water-cooled nuclear reactors for nonproliferation applications. New reactor designs and concepts incorporate nontraditional fuel types and chemistry. Understanding how these properties affect the antineutrino emission from a reactor can extend the applicability of antineutrino monitoring. Thorium molten salt reactors breed 233U, that if diverted constitute a direct use material as defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The antineutrino spectrum from the fission of 233U has been estimated for the first time, and the feasibility of detecting the diversion of 8 kg of 233U, within a 30 day timeliness goal has been evaluated. The antineutrino emission from a thorium reactor operating under normal conditions is compared to a diversion scenario by evaluating the daily antineutrino count rate and the energy spectrum of the detected antineutrinos at a 25 m standoff. It was found that the diversion of a significant quantity of 233U could not be detected within the current IAEA timeliness detection goal using either tests. A rate-time based analysis exceeded the timeliness goal by 23 days, while a spectral based analysis exceeds this goal by 31 days.

  17. Simplifying Microbial Electrosynthesis Reactor Design

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    Cloelle G.S. Giddings

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Microbial electrosynthesis, an artificial form of photosynthesis, can efficiently convert carbon dioxide into organic commodities; however, this process has only previously been demonstrated in reactors that have features likely to be a barrier to scale-up. Therefore, the possibility of simplifying reactor design by both eliminating potentiostatic control of the cathode and removing the membrane separating the anode and cathode was investigated with biofilms of Sporomusa ovata, which reduces carbon dioxide to acetate. In traditional ‘H-cell’ reactors, where the anode and cathode chambers were separated with a proton-selective membrane, the rates and columbic efficiencies of microbial electrosynthesis remained high when electron delivery at the cathode was powered with a direct current power source rather than with a poteniostat-poised cathode utilized in previous studies. A membrane-less reactor with a direct-current power source with the cathode and anode positioned to avoid oxygen exposure at the cathode, retained high rates of acetate production as well as high columbic and energetic efficiencies. The finding that microbial electrosynthesis is feasible without a membrane separating the anode from the cathode, coupled with a direct current power source supplying the energy for electron delivery, is expected to greatly simplify future reactor design and lower construction costs.

  18. Rapid starting methanol reactor system

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    Chludzinski, Paul J.; Dantowitz, Philip; McElroy, James F.

    1984-01-01

    The invention relates to a methanol-to-hydrogen cracking reactor for use with a fuel cell vehicular power plant. The system is particularly designed for rapid start-up of the catalytic methanol cracking reactor after an extended shut-down period, i.e., after the vehicular fuel cell power plant has been inoperative overnight. Rapid system start-up is accomplished by a combination of direct and indirect heating of the cracking catalyst. Initially, liquid methanol is burned with a stoichiometric or slightly lean air mixture in the combustion chamber of the reactor assembly. The hot combustion gas travels down a flue gas chamber in heat exchange relationship with the catalytic cracking chamber transferring heat across the catalyst chamber wall to heat the catalyst indirectly. The combustion gas is then diverted back through the catalyst bed to heat the catalyst pellets directly. When the cracking reactor temperature reaches operating temperature, methanol combustion is stopped and a hot gas valve is switched to route the flue gas overboard, with methanol being fed directly to the catalytic cracking reactor. Thereafter, the burner operates on excess hydrogen from the fuel cells.

  19. Planificar un currículum o un programa formativo

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    Jorge L. Palés

    Full Text Available Un currículum o un programa de formación, sea cual sea la etapa del continuum de la educación médica en la que se inscriba, no es simplemente el contenido del mismo o el listado de las materias y asignaturas que lo componen, o sus cargas lectivas y su ordenación por períodos lectivos ni la simple norma que pueda aparecer en un documento oficial. Actualmente, el concepto de currículum incluye otros muchos aspectos que han de tenerse en cuenta en su planificación. Así, habrá de considerarse las estrategias educativas a utilizar, los contenidos, los objetivos del programa y los resultados del aprendizaje, las experiencias educativas, el entorno educativo, la evaluación, los estilos y ritmos de aprendizaje y la programación de tareas. Este artículo es una introducción a los principios básicos de la planificación curricular, ofreciendo una visión general de las principales etapas a seguir en dicho proceso, en el bien entendido de que cada una de ellas requiere un mayor desarrollo y profundidad.

  20. El programa de medicina en la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

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    Manuel Gutiérrez Sierra

    Full Text Available Los autores relatan el desarrollo del programa de estudios de la carrera de medicina en la Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, especialmente en los últimos 15 años, tiempo en que dirigieron el Comité de Currículo. Ellos describen los fundamentos que han guiado el currículo de la carrera desde sus inicios hasta nuestros días; cómo se diseñó y evolucionó el perfil de egreso, así como las principales influencias en su diseño; cómo han evolucionado los procesos de enseñanza, aprendizaje y evaluación del aprendizaje; cómo se ha dado importancia al proceso de selección de estudiantes, y cómo se ha establecido el concepto de crédito académico ligado al trabajo real del estudiante y no solo al tiempo de trabajo presencial. Finalmente, señalan cómo ha mejorado la opinión que docentes y, especialmente, estudiantes tienen del programa, y los aspectos que deben ser mejorados en el futuro.

  1. Aceptabilidad de los suplementos alimenticios del programa Oportunidades

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    Zarco Angel

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar usos y prácticas culturales para evaluar la aceptabilidad de los suplementos alimenticios del programa Oportunidades. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudio etnográfico con entrevistas a profundidad (43 -madres de niños menores de cinco años y mujeres embarazadas y en periodo de lactancia (MEPL-; informantes clave (9; grupos focales (8 y observación directa en cuatro comunidades del norte, centro, rur y sureste de México. RESULTADOS: El suplemento se prepara en distintas formas. Se consumió más en forma líquida que en solución de consistencia espesa. En las primeras ingestas causa vómito, diarrea y náuseas, pero estos malestares se superan posteriormente. Debido a la preferencia por la forma líquida, el suplemento se combina con leche. Entre las MEPL la aceptación fue generalizada. CONCLUSIONES: El suplemento tiende a sustituir a la leche como un alimento en la dieta diaria. Se recomiendan evaluaciones en regiones con prácticas alimenticias culturalmente diferentes y considerar su relación con otros componentes del programa.

  2. El programa de mano Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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    Dr. James F. Willis García-Talavera

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este es el primero de una serie de artículos que analizan, desde una perspectiva multidisciplinar, la trayectoria de una de las principales productoras y distribuidoras de Hollywood, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, durante sus llamados “años dorados” (1931-1941, utilizando el programa de mano como fuente primaria de la investigación. Tras un minucioso estudio, el programa de mano se revela como un peculiar método de publicidad cinematográfica que, rebasando los límites de su función originaria, se puede convertir en modelo de expresión artística, coyuntural elemento propagandístico, archivo visual de imágenes perdidas o auténtico objeto de culto para coleccionistas.ABSTRACT: This is the first of a series of articles which analyze, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the course of one of Hollywood´s main producers and distributors, MGM, during the so-called Golden Years (1931/1941 using the program as a primary source of investigation. After a detailed study, the program reveals itself as a peculiar method of cinema advertising which, exceeding the limits of its original function, can become a model of art expression, structural advertising element, a visual file of lost images or real cult object for collectors.

  3. Elektronsko izobraževanje v praksi. Primer programa LOLA

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    Lea Bregar

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Slovenija je bila vkljucena v program Phare za studij na da!javo v obdobju od I995 do konca I999 kot ena izmed 11 srednje- in vzhodnoevropskih drzav. Eden od najpomembnejsih cil jev programa Phare je bit razviti človeške vire na podrocju studija na dal javo in odprtega ucenja. v okviru podprojekta Phare Train the Trainers so na Harriot Watt University iz Velike Britanije razvili izobrazevalni program LOLA (ucenje o odprtem ucenju. Leta I999 je bilo organizirano usposab!janje za 400 udeležencev iz 11 drzav Phare. Program LOLAje bit uspdna novost v evropskem izobrazevalnem prostoru ne le zaradi svojih vsebin, temvee tudi zaradi inovativne didaktike, sa} je bit celoten program oblikovan in izvajan kot 'on-line' program. V Clanku je na kratko predstavljen izobrazevalni program LOLA in izkusnje z njegovim izvajanjem kot primer e-izobrazevanja v praksi. Clanek avtorici zakljucujeta s predstavitvijo svojih pogledov na nadaljnje izvajanje programa LOLA in razvoj e-izobrazevanja v Sloveniji ter poudarjata potrebo po kakovostno doloceni in jasni strategiji na podrocju studija na daljavo, odprtega ucenja in e-izobrazevanja v Sloveniji.

  4. Gaseous fuel nuclear reactor research

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    Schwenk, F. C.; Thom, K.

    1975-01-01

    Gaseous-fuel nuclear reactors are described; their distinguishing feature is the use of fissile fuels in a gaseous or plasma state, thereby breaking the barrier of temperature imposed by solid-fuel elements. This property creates a reactor heat source that may be able to heat the propellant of a rocket engine to 10,000 or 20,000 K. At this temperature level, gas-core reactors would provide the breakthrough in propulsion needed to open the entire solar system to manned and unmanned spacecraft. The possibility of fuel recycling makes possible efficiencies of up to 65% and nuclear safety at reduced cost, as well as high-thrust propulsion capabilities with specific impulse up to 5000 sec.

  5. Investigation of KW reactor incident

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    Sturges, D G [USAEC Hanford Operations Office, Richland, WA (United States); Hauff, T W; Greager, O H [General Electric Co., Richland, WA (United States). Hanford Atomic Products Operation

    1955-02-11

    The new KW reactor was placed in operation on January 4, 1955, and had been running at relatively low power levels for only 17 hours when it was shut down because of a process tube water leak which appeared to be associated with a slug rupture. After several days of unrewarding effort to remove the slugs and tube by customary methods, it developed that considerable melting of the tube and slugs had taken place. It was then evident that removal of the stuck mass and repairs to the damaged tube channel would require unusual measures that were certain to extend the reactor outage for several weeks. This report documents the work and findings of the Committee which investigated the KW reactor incident. Its content represents unanimous agreement among the three Committee members.

  6. STARFIRE: a commercial tokamak reactor

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    1979-12-01

    The purpose of this document is to provide an interim status report on the STARFIRE project for the period of May to September 1979. The basic objective of the STARFIRE project is to develop a design concept for a commercial tokamak fusion electric power plant based on the deuterium/tritium/lithium fuel cycle. The key technical objective is to develop the best embodiment of the tokamak as a power reactor consistent with credible engineering solutions to design problems. Another key goal of the project is to give careful attention to the safety and environmental features of a commercial fusion reactor.

  7. Fundamentals of Nuclear Reactor Physics

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    Lewis, E E

    2008-01-01

    This new streamlined text offers a one-semester treatment of the essentials of how the fission nuclear reactor works, the various approaches to the design of reactors, and their safe and efficient operation. The book includes numerous worked-out examples and end-of-chapter questions to help reinforce the knowledge presented. This textbook offers an engineering-oriented introduction to nuclear physics, with a particular focus on how those physics are put to work in the service of generating nuclear-based power, particularly the importance of neutron reactions and neutron behavior. Engin

  8. Analysis of Adiabatic Batch Reactor

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    Erald Gjonaj

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available A mixture of acetic anhydride is reacted with excess water in an adiabatic batch reactor to form an exothermic reaction. The concentration of acetic anhydride and the temperature inside the adiabatic batch reactor are calculated with an initial temperature of 20°C, an initial temperature of 30°C, and with a cooling jacket maintaining the temperature at a constant of 20°C. The graphs of the three different scenarios show that the highest temperatures will cause the reaction to occur faster.

  9. Los programas de transferencias condicionadas: ¿hacia la inclusión ...

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    3 janv. 2011 ... Los programas de transferencias condicionadas: ¿hacia la inclusión financiera de los pobres en América Latina? Couverture du livre Los programas de transferencias condicionadas. Auteur(s) : Jorge Higinio Maldonado, Rocío del Pilar Moreno, Isabel Giraldo Pérez, Camila Andrea Barrera Orjuela.

  10. Los programas de transferencias condicionadas: ¿hacia la inclusión ...

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    2011-01-03

    Jan 3, 2011 ... Los programas de transferencias condicionadas: ¿hacia la inclusión financiera de los pobres en América Latina? Couverture du livre Los programas de transferencias condicionadas. Author(s):. Jorge Higinio Maldonado, Rocío del Pilar Moreno, Isabel Giraldo Pérez, Camila Andrea Barrera Orjuela.

  11. United States Domestic Research Reactor Infrastructure - TRIGA Reactor Fuel Support

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    Morrell, Douglas [Idaho National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1625, Idaho Falls, ID 83415 (United States)

    2008-10-29

    The purpose of the United State Domestic Research Reactor Infrastructure Program is to provide fresh nuclear reactor fuel to United States universities at no, or low, cost to the university. The title of the fuel remains with the United States government and when universities are finished with the fuel, the fuel is returned to the United States government. The program is funded by the United States Department of Energy - Nuclear Energy division, managed by Department of Energy - Idaho Field Office, and contracted to the Idaho National Laboratory's Management and Operations Contractor - Battelle Energy Alliance. Program has been at Idaho since 1977 and INL subcontracts with 26 United States domestic reactor facilities (13 TRIGA facilities, 9 plate fuel facilities, 2 AGN facilities, 1 Pulstar fuel facility, 1 Critical facility). University has not shipped fuel since 1968 and as such, we have no present procedures for shipping spent fuel. In addition: floor loading rate is unknown, many interferences must be removed to allow direct access to the reactor tank, floor space in the reactor cell is very limited, pavement ends inside our fence; some of the surface is not finished. The whole approach is narrow, curving and downhill. A truck large enough to transport the cask cannot pull into the lot and then back out (nearly impossible / refused by drivers); a large capacity (100 ton), long boom crane would have to be used due to loading dock obstructions. Access to the entrance door is on a sidewalk. The campus uses it as a road for construction equipment, deliveries and security response. Large trees are on both sides of sidewalk. Spent fuel shipments have never been done, no procedures approved or in place, no approved casks, no accident or safety analysis for spent fuel loading. Any cask assembly used in this facility will have to be removed from one crane, moved on the floor and then attached to another crane to get from the staging area to the reactor room

  12. Request for Naval Reactors Comment on Proposed Prometheus Space Flight Nuclear Reactor High Tier Reactor Safety Requirements and for Naval Reactors Approval to Transmit These Requirements to JPL

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    D. Kokkinos

    2005-04-28

    The purpose of this letter is to request Naval Reactors comments on the nuclear reactor high tier requirements for the PROMETHEUS space flight reactor design, pre-launch operations, launch, ascent, operation, and disposal, and to request Naval Reactors approval to transmit these requirements to Jet Propulsion Laboratory to ensure consistency between the reactor safety requirements and the spacecraft safety requirements. The proposed PROMETHEUS nuclear reactor high tier safety requirements are consistent with the long standing safety culture of the Naval Reactors Program and its commitment to protecting the health and safety of the public and the environment. In addition, the philosophy on which these requirements are based is consistent with the Nuclear Safety Policy Working Group recommendations on space nuclear propulsion safety (Reference 1), DOE Nuclear Safety Criteria and Specifications for Space Nuclear Reactors (Reference 2), the Nuclear Space Power Safety and Facility Guidelines Study of the Applied Physics Laboratory.

  13. Reactor Antineutrino Signals at Morton and Boulby

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    Dye, Steve

    2016-01-01

    Increasing the distance from which an antineutrino detector is capable of monitoring the operation of a registered reactor, or discovering a clandestine reactor, strengthens the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty. This report presents calculations of reactor antineutrino interactions, from quasi-elastic neutrino-proton scattering and elastic neutrino-electron scattering, in a water-based detector operated >10 km from a commercial power reactor. It separately calculates signal from the proximal reactor and background from all other registered reactors. The main results are interaction rates and kinetic energy distributions of charged leptons scattered from quasi-elastic and elastic processes. Comparing signal and background distributions evaluates reactor monitoring capability. Scaling the results to detectors of different sizes, target media, and standoff distances is straightforward. Calculations are for two examples of a commercial reactor (P_th~3 GW) operating nearby (L~20 km) an underground facil...

  14. Reactivity control assembly for nuclear reactor

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    Bollinger, Lawrence R.

    1984-01-01

    Reactivity control assembly for nuclear reactor comprises supports stacked above reactor core for holding control rods. Couplers associated with the supports and a vertically movable drive shaft have lugs at their lower ends for engagement with the supports.

  15. The Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor Design

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    Gutierrez Garcia, F. J.; Memmott, M. J.

    2012-07-01

    Westinghouse has developed a small modular reactor (SMR) which incorporates an integral pressurized water reactor (PWR) design. The Westinghouse SMR design also utilizes many of the key features and innovative concepts from the AP1000 plant, including passive safety systems.

  16. What can Recycling in Thermal Reactors Accomplish?

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    Steven Piet; Gretchen E. Matthern; Jacob J. Jacobson

    2007-09-01

    Thermal recycle provides several potential benefits when used as stop-gap, mixed, or backup recycling to recycling in fast reactors. These three roles involve a mixture of thermal and fast recycling; fast reactors are required to some degree at some time. Stop-gap uses thermal reactors only until fast reactors are adequately deployed and until any thermal-recycle-only facilities have met their economic lifetime. Mixed uses thermal and fast reactors symbiotically for an extended period of time. Backup uses thermal reactors only if problems later develop in the fast reactor portion of a recycling system. Thermal recycle can also provide benefits when used as pure thermal recycling, with no intention to use fast reactors. However, long term, the pure thermal recycling approach is inadequate to meet several objectives.

  17. Predicción computacional de estructura terciaria de las proteínas humanas Hsp27, αB-cristalina y HspB8

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    Homero Saenz-Suárez

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Realizar predicciones computacionales de estructura de las proteínas humanas Hsp27, αB cristalina y HspB8. Materiales y métodos. La predicción de la estructura secundaria se obtuvo mediante un consenso de los programas de predicción secundaria GOR 4,nnPred,Sspro, APSSP2, JPredict, Porter, Prof, SOPMA, HNN y Psi-Pred. Los modelos de estructura terciaria se elaboraron a partir de fragmentos homólogos de proteínas con estructura terciaria conocida que fueron obtenidos por múltiples alineamientos. Empleando la secuencia primaria se obtuvieron perfiles de antigenicidad de las proteínas nativas y fueron analizados los perfiles de hidrofobicidad, polaridad, flexibilidad, accesibilidad tanto de las proteínas nativas como de las mutadas. Resultados. Las predicciones de estructura secundaria y terciariade las proteínas estudiadas muestran que en los tres casos, más del 65% son regiones en coil, 20-25% en hoja plegada y menos del 10% en alfa hélice. Los análisis de estructura primaria muestran que al menos uno de los perfiles estudiados, en cada mutación está alterado. Conclusiones. Los análisis comparativos de estructura sugieren que las mutaciones afectan la solubilidad de las proteínas mutadas y con ello su función como chaperonas moleculares

  18. INTNUM: Uma Ferramenta Computacional para Visualização e Cálculo dos Métodos de Integração Numérica

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    Bruno Nunes Myrrha Ribeiro

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo destina-se a apresentação do software INTNUM. Trata-se de um software direcionado para o estudo do cálculo numérico e tem o objetivo de visualizar diferentes métodos de integração numérica, como: Retângulo, Trapézio e Simpson. Assim sendo, este software fornece o cálculo da área sob a função em uma variável, bem como possibilita a interação por meio do teclado, variando o número de partições e otimiza o valor numérico da integral. O sistema foi desenvolvido em linguagem de programação C++, e utiliza o ambiente de desenvolvimento Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition e sistema gráfico OpenGL. O uso do software tem como proposta complementar à aprendizagem na disciplina de Cálculo Numérico, além de proporcinar interatividade, visualização, e otimização nos Métodos de Integração Numérica, contribuindo assim, no processo de ensino- aprendizagem.

  19. Implementação de um sistema computacional, com técnicas de realidade virtual, para auxiliar na educação ambiental

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    C. N. Macedo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A universidade está a buscar constantes avanços e inovações, conduzindo a um processo inovador de troca de informações rápidas e/ou instantâneas. Assim, lida-se em todos os momentos do cotidiano com a informação e a tecnologia. No ambiente escolar isto também se processa, conseqüentemente, a escola não pode ignorar todo o conhecimento acessível e disponível através da informática, que nos disponibiliza softwares educativos, internet, entre outros recursos. O artigo propõe o uso de técnicas de realidade virtual para fornecer conhecimentos básicos sobre os componentes de um sistema de geração fotovoltaica, de energia elétrica, em uma residência. No ambiente virtual, construído neste trabalho, através da linguagem de programação VRML, o usuário pode “navegar” pelos cômodos de uma casa virtual, identificando os componentes do sistema fotovoltaico e suas respectivas cargas.

  20. An internally illuminated monolith reactor: Pros and cons relative to a slurry reactor

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    Carneiro, Joana T.; Carneiro, J.T.; Berger, Rob; Moulijn, Jacob A.; Mul, Guido

    2009-01-01

    In the present study, kinetic models for the photo-oxidation of cyclohexane in two different photoreactor systems are discussed: a top illumination reactor (TIR) representative of a slurry reactor, and the so-called internally illuminated monolith reactor (IIMR) representing a reactor containing

  1. Operating limits Hanford Production Reactors. Revision 2

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    Owsley, G.F. [comp.

    1963-05-20

    This report is applicable to the eight operating production reactors, B, C, D, DR, F, H, KE, and KW. It covers the following: operating parameter limitations; reactivity limitations; control and safety systems; reactor fuel loading; coolant requirements with irradiated fuel in reactor; reactor confinement; test facilities; code compliance; safety instrumentation and set points; and control criteria. Also discussed are administrative procedures for process control, training, audits and inspection, and reports and records.

  2. Digital computer operation of a nuclear reactor

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    Colley, R.W.

    1982-06-29

    A method is described for the safe operation of a complex system such as a nuclear reactor using a digital computer. The computer is supplied with a data base containing a list of the safe state of the reactor and a list of operating instructions for achieving a safe state when the actual state of the reactor does not correspond to a listed safe state, the computer selects operating instructions to return the reactor to a safe state.

  3. Monolithic reactor: higher yield, less energy

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    Mols, B.

    2004-01-01

    The production of margarine, the desulphurisation of crude oil, and the manufacture of synthetic diesel fuel, these are only three of the many industrial processes in which a three-phase reactor is used. Traditionally, this type of reactor is rather ill-defined. Success with a lab scale set-up is no guarantee that a large commercial reactor will work. Scalability is less than perfect, one might say. Researchers at the Reactor & Catalysis Engineering epartment of the Chemical Technology facult...

  4. Reference worldwide model for antineutrinos from reactors

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    Baldoncini, Marica; Callegari, Ivan; Fiorentini, Giovanni; Mantovani, Fabio; Ricci, Barbara; Strati, Virginia; Xhixha, Gerti

    2014-01-01

    Antineutrinos produced at nuclear reactors constitute a severe source of background for the detection of geoneutrinos, which bring to the Earth's surface information about natural radioactivity in the whole planet. In this framework we provide a reference worldwide model for antineutrinos from reactors, in view of reactors operational records yearly published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). We evaluate the expected signal from commercial reactors for ongoing (KamLAND and Bor...

  5. Liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor plant system

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    Hunsbedt, Anstein; Boardman, Charles E.

    1993-01-01

    A liquid metal cooled nuclear reactor having a passive cooling system for removing residual heat resulting for fuel decay during reactor shutdown, or heat produced during a mishap. The reactor system is enhanced with sealing means for excluding external air from contact with the liquid metal coolant leaking from the reactor vessel during an accident. The invention also includes a silo structure which resists attack by leaking liquid metal coolant, and an added unique cooling means.

  6. El proceso evaluativo en programas con modalidad innovadora

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    Martínez de Acosta Carmen H.

    1999-12-01

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    This study has an exploratory, descriptive, categoric design by which a content analysis was done in order to identified and categorizes different quantitative and qualitative indicators for the evaluation of Master' s Program in an innovative modality. The following categories where proposed: organizational, curricular, and professional profile. The study was, done with an integrate framework in which it is an expectation that the evaluation helps in the decision making process. The sample selection was done by convenience and it included 10 national and 5 international academic programs at Specialization and Magister level, all of them in innovative modalities. The results reflected 5 categories and 34 indicators for the evaluation of the organizational component; 13 categories and 57 indicators for the evaluation of the curricular component; and 5 categories and 26 indicators for the evaluation of the occupational component. As a final result, all of the indicators where Iinked together in an integrated evaluation proposal in which the categories and indicators are shown as well as the need of implementation by theconstruction of an evaluation process with a critical, participate and plural approach.

    El estudio corresponde a un diseño de tipo exploratorio, descriptivo, categórico. Mediante el análisis de contenido se identificaron y categorizaron diferentes indicadores cuantitativos y cualitativos para la evaluación de los componentes organizacional, curricular y de desempeño del programa de maestría, en modalidad innovadora dentro del marco de una conceptualización integral en la cual se espera que el proceso evaluativo apoye la toma de decisiones. De manera intencional, la muestra seleccionó diez programas académicos nacionales y cinco internacionales que ofertan programas a nivel de especialización y maestría en modalidades innovadoras. Los resultados arrojaron cinco categorías y treinta y cuatro indicadores para el

  7. Hydrodynamics of a Monolithic Stirrer Reactor

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    Kritzinger, H.P.

    2011-01-01

    The Monolithic Stirrer Reactor (MSR) is a novel concept for heterogeneously catalyzed reactors and is presented as an alternative device to slurry reactors. It uses a modified stirrer on which structured catalyst supports (monoliths) are fixed to form permeable blades. The monoliths consist of small

  8. Heat-pipe thermionic reactor concept

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    Storm Pedersen, E.

    1967-01-01

    Main components are reactor core, heat pipe, thermionic converter, secondary cooling system, and waste heat radiator; thermal power generated in reactor core is transported by heat pipes to thermionic converters located outside reactor core behind radiation shield; thermionic emitters are in direct...

  9. Laminar Entrained Flow Reactor (Fact Sheet)

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    None, None

    2014-02-01

    The Laminar Entrained Flow Reactor (LEFR) is a modular, lab scale, single-user reactor for the study of catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP). This system can be employed to study a variety of reactor conditions for both in situ and ex situ CFP.

  10. New usage for old reactor

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    Wassink, J.

    2015-01-01

    The latest measurement instrument of the TU Delft measures the crystal structures of many different materials and is unique within the Netherlands. The so-called Pearl neutron powder diffractometer was opened on 24 September at the RID reactor institute. “It is difficult to overestimate the

  11. Nuclear Reactors and Technology; (USA)

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    Cason, D.L.; Hicks, S.C. (eds.)

    1991-01-01

    Nuclear Reactors and Technology (NRT) announces on a monthly basis the current worldwide information available from the open literature on nuclear reactors and technology, including all aspects of power reactors, components and accessories, fuel elements, control systems, and materials. This publication contains the abstracts of DOE reports, journal articles, conference papers, patents, theses, and monographs added to the Energy Science and Technology Database (EDB) during the past month. Also included are US information obtained through acquisition programs or interagency agreements and international information obtained through the International Energy Agency's Energy Technology Data Exchange or government-to-government agreements. The digests in NRT and other citations to information on nuclear reactors back to 1948 are available for online searching and retrieval on EDB and Nuclear Science Abstracts (NSA) database. Current information, added daily to EDB, is available to DOE and its contractors through the DOE integrated Technical Information System. Customized profiles can be developed to provide current information to meet each user's needs.

  12. REACTOR CONTROL ROD OPERATING SYSTEM

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    Miller, G.

    1961-12-12

    A nuclear reactor control rod mechanism is designed which mechanically moves the control rods into and out of the core under normal conditions but rapidly forces the control rods into the core by catapultic action in the event of an emergency. (AEC)

  13. STEAM STIRRED HOMOGENEOUS NUCLEAR REACTOR

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    Busey, H.M.

    1958-06-01

    A homogeneous nuclear reactor utilizing a selfcirculating liquid fuel is described. The reactor vessel is in the form of a vertically disposed tubular member having the lower end closed by the tube walls and the upper end closed by a removal fianged assembly. A spherical reaction shell is located in the lower end of the vessel and spaced from the inside walls. The reaction shell is perforated on its lower surface and is provided with a bundle of small-diameter tubes extending vertically upward from its top central portion. The reactor vessel is surrounded in the region of the reaction shell by a neutron reflector. The liquid fuel, which may be a solution of enriched uranyl sulfate in ordinary or heavy water, is mainiained at a level within the reactor vessel of approximately the top of the tubes. The heat of the reaction which is created in the critical region within the spherical reaction shell forms steam bubbles which more upwardly through the tubes. The upward movement of these bubbles results in the forcing of the liquid fuel out of the top of these tubes, from where the fuel passes downwardly in the space between the tubes and the vessel wall where it is cooled by heat exchangers. The fuel then re-enters the critical region in the reaction shell through the perforations in the bottom. The upper portion of the reactor vessel is provided with baffles to prevent the liquid fuel from splashing into this region which is also provided with a recombiner apparatus for recombining the radiolytically dissociated moderator vapor and a control means.

  14. Heterogeneous Recycling in Fast Reactors

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    Forget, Benoit; Pope, Michael; Piet, Steven J.; Driscoll, Michael

    2012-07-30

    Current sodium fast reactor (SFR) designs have avoided the use of depleted uranium blankets over concerns of creating weapons grade plutonium. While reducing proliferation risks, this restrains the reactor design space considerably. This project will analyze various blanket and transmutation target configurations that could broaden the design space while still addressing the non-proliferation issues. The blanket designs will be assessed based on the transmutation efficiency of key minor actinide (MA) isotopes and also on mitigation of associated proliferation risks. This study will also evaluate SFR core performance under different scenarios in which depleted uranium blankets are modified to include minor actinides with or without moderators (e.g. BeO, MgO, B4C, and hydrides). This will be done in an effort to increase the sustainability of the reactor and increase its power density while still offering a proliferation resistant design with the capability of burning MA waste produced from light water reactors (LWRs). Researchers will also analyze the use of recycled (as opposed to depleted) uranium in the blankets. The various designs will compare MA transmutation efficiency, plutonium breeding characteristics, proliferation risk, shutdown margins and reactivity coefficients with a current reference sodium fast reactor design employing homogeneous recycling. The team will also evaluate the out-of-core accumulation and/or burn-down rates of MAs and plutonium isotopes on a cycle-by-cycle basis. This cycle-by-cycle information will be produced in a format readily usable by the fuel cycle systems analysis code, VISION, for assessment of the sustainability of the deployment scenarios.

  15. Novi Kolizej v Ljubljani: vprašanja programa

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    Lučka Ažman Momirski

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Razprava o Novem Kolizeju v Ljubljani je jedro arhitekturne razprave na slovenski sceni v drugi polovici leta 2004 in prvi polovici leta 2005. V diskusiji so bili razčlenjeni številni problemi (od lokacije do kakovosti oblikovanja projekta, ne pa tudi vprašanja, povezana s kulturo in njenim razvojem v mestu, obravnavo kulturnih vprašanj v urbanizmu in vplivom na mestno javno življenje. Predpostavko, da tako razpis natečaja kot tudi sami projekti niso rezultat resne analize urbanističnega načrtovanja v mestu Ljubljana in da se poskuša celotna strokovna pozornost urbanističnega načrtovanja osredotočiti na središče mesta, namesto da bi v razpravah, analizah in težnjah obravnavali kot problem mesto v celoti, se potrjuje tudi pri problematični opredelitvi programa Novega Kolizeja.

  16. Propuesta de programa educativo sobre enfermedades del cuello uterino

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    Grisel Mariela Mass Basulto

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El cáncer ginecológico está entre las más frecuentes causas de muerte en la población femenina. En Cuba, el diagnóstico precoz de tal afección está entre los programas priorizados del Sistema de Salud Pública; pero también es necesario enfatizar en la prevención, que puede lograse, sobre todo, desde la atención primaria de salud, mediante la implementación de programas educativos. Objetivo: Diseñar un programa educativo sobre afecciones del cuello uterino. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo, en el período comprendido del 1 de enero de 2008 al 1 de enero de 2009. Se analizaron variables como edad, escolaridad, primeras relaciones sexuales, número de partos, número de compañeros sexuales, uso de anticonceptivo, antecedentes de infecciones de transmisión sexual, hábitos tóxicos y nivel de conocimiento. Se aplicó el criterio de expertos para la validación de la propuesta educativa. Resultados: La mayoría de las mujeres tuvieron relaciones sexuales precoces, cuatro o más compañeros sexuales y eran fumadoras, mientras que el total de ellas había presentado alguna vez infecciones vaginales. El nivel de conocimiento que predominó fue regular. Conclusiones: Es evidente que en la población estudiada se concentran varios factores de riesgo para el cáncer de cuello uterino. El Programa Educativo sobre enfermedades del cuello uterino, fue validado mediante criterio de expertos, los cuales coincidieron en que tiene gran actualidad científica, congruencia interna y en que favorece el proceso de preparación de la mujer para evitar ese tipo de enfermedades.A Proposal for an Educational Program on Cervical DiseaseBackground: Gynecologic cancer is among the most frequent causes of death in women. In Cuba, early diagnosis of this condition is among the prioritized programs of the Public Health System, but it is also necessary to emphasize on prevention. This can be achieved especially in the primary health care

  17. Modelo computacional para suporte à decisão em áreas irrigadas. Parte I: Desenvolvimento e análise de sensibilidade Computer model for decision support on irrigated areas Part I: Development and sensitivity analysis

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    João C. F. Borges Júnior

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho se refere ao desenvolvimento de um modelo computacional para suporte à tomada de decisão, quanto ao planejamento e manejo de projetos de irrigação e/ou drenagem. O modelo computacional, denominado MCID, é aplicável em nível de unidade de produção, gerando informações sobre como diferentes práticas de manejo da irrigação e configurações do sistema de drenagem afetam a produtividade e o retorno financeiro. Essas informações podem ser empregadas em estudos de otimização de padrão de cultivo em nível de propriedade agrícola, em relação ao retorno financeiro e ao uso da água, associados à análise de risco com base em simulações. O balanço hídrico e de sais na zona radicular e as estimativas da profundidade do lençol freático e vazão nos drenos, são conduzidos em base diária. A análise de sensibilidade indicou que os parâmetros de entrada que mais influenciaram o requerimento de irrigação totalizado para o ciclo, foram espaçamento entre drenos, porosidade drenável, número da curva, condutividade hidráulica horizontal do solo saturado, profundidade da camada impermeável e os parâmetros n e alfa do modelo de van Genuchten-Mualem.This paper refers to the development of a decision support model for planning and managing irrigation and/or drainage schemes. The computer model, called MCID, is applicable to a production unit level, generating information on how different irrigation management practices and drainage designs affect crop yield and financial return. This information may be applied in studies of crop patterns at farm level, taking into consideration financial return and water use, associated to risk analysis based on simulations. The water and salt balance in the root zone, as well as the water table depth and drain discharge predictions, are carried out on a daily basis. The sensitivity analysis pointed out that the most influential parameters on the seasonal irrigation requirement

  18. Shutdown system for a nuclear reactor

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    Groh, E.F.; Olson, A.P.; Wade, D.C.; Robinson, B.W.

    1984-06-05

    An ultimate shutdown system is provided for termination of neutronic activity in a nuclear reactor. The shutdown system includes bead chains comprising spherical containers suspended on a flexible cable. The containers are comprised of mating hemispherical shells which provide a ruggedized enclosure for reactor poison material. The bead chains, normally suspended above the reactor core on storage spools, are released for downward travel upon command from an external reactor monitor. The chains are capable of horizontal movement, so as to flow around obstructions in the reactor during their downward motion. 8 figs.

  19. Fast-acting nuclear reactor control device

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    Kotlyar, Oleg M.; West, Phillip B.

    1993-01-01

    A fast-acting nuclear reactor control device for moving and positioning a fety control rod to desired positions within the core of the reactor between a run position in which the safety control rod is outside the reactor core, and a shutdown position in which the rod is fully inserted in the reactor core. The device employs a hydraulic pump/motor, an electric gear motor, and solenoid valve to drive the safety control rod into the reactor core through the entire stroke of the safety control rod. An overrunning clutch allows the safety control rod to freely travel toward a safe position in the event of a partial drive system failure.

  20. Tandem Mirror Reactor Systems Code (Version I)

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    Reid, R.L.; Finn, P.A.; Gohar, M.Y.; Barrett, R.J.; Gorker, G.E.; Spampinaton, P.T.; Bulmer, R.H.; Dorn, D.W.; Perkins, L.J.; Ghose, S.

    1985-09-01

    A computer code was developed to model a Tandem Mirror Reactor. Ths is the first Tandem Mirror Reactor model to couple, in detail, the highly linked physics, magnetics, and neutronic analysis into a single code. This report describes the code architecture, provides a summary description of the modules comprising the code, and includes an example execution of the Tandem Mirror Reactor Systems Code. Results from this code for two sensitivity studies are also included. These studies are: (1) to determine the impact of center cell plasma radius, length, and ion temperature on reactor cost and performance at constant fusion power; and (2) to determine the impact of reactor power level on cost.

  1. Reactor monitoring and safeguards using antineutrino detectors

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    Bowden, N S

    2008-01-01

    Nuclear reactors have served as the antineutrino source for many fundamental physics experiments. The techniques developed by these experiments make it possible to use these very weakly interacting particles for a practical purpose. The large flux of antineutrinos that leaves a reactor carries information about two quantities of interest for safeguards: the reactor power and fissile inventory. Measurements made with antineutrino detectors could therefore offer an alternative means for verifying the power history and fissile inventory of a reactors, as part of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other reactor safeguards regimes. Several efforts to develop this monitoring technique are underway across the globe.

  2. Introduction to reactor internal materials for pressurized water reactor

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    Ryu, Woo Suk; Hong, Joon Hwa; Jee, Se Hwan; Lee, Bong Sang; Kuk, Il Hyun [Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Taejon (Korea, Republic of)

    1994-06-01

    This report reviewed the R and D states of reactor internal materials in order to be a reference for researches and engineers who are concerning on localization of the materials in the field or laboratory. General structure of PWR internals and material specification for YGN 3 and 4 were reviewed. States-of-arts on R and D of stainless steel and Alloy X-750 were reviewed, and degradation mechanisms of the components were analyzed. In order to develop the good domestic materials for reactor internal, following studies would be carried out: microstructure, sensitization behavior, fatigue property, irradiation-induced stress corrosion cracking/radiation-induced segregation, radiation embrittlement. (Author) 7 refs., 14 figs., 5 tabs.,.

  3. Savannah River Site production reactor technical specifications. K Production Reactor

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    1996-02-01

    These technical specifications are explicit restrictions on the operation of the Savannah River Site K Production Reactor. They are designed to preserve the validity of the plant safety analysis by ensuring that the plant is operated within the required conditions bounded by the analysis, and with the operable equipment that is assumed to mitigate the consequences of an accident. Technical specifications preserve the primary success path relied upon to detect and respond to accidents. This report describes requirements on thermal-hydraulic limits; limiting conditions for operation and surveillance for the reactor, power distribution control, instrumentation, process water system, emergency cooling and emergency shutdown systems, confinement systems, plant systems, electrical systems, components handling, and special test exceptions; design features; and administrative controls.

  4. Nuclear reactor vessel fuel thermal insulating barrier

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    Keegan, C. Patrick; Scobel, James H.; Wright, Richard F.

    2013-03-19

    The reactor vessel of a nuclear reactor installation which is suspended from the cold leg nozzles in a reactor cavity is provided with a lower thermal insulating barrier spaced from the reactor vessel that has a hemispherical lower section that increases in volume from the center line of the reactor to the outer extent of the diameter of the thermal insulating barrier and smoothly transitions up the side walls of the vessel. The space between the thermal insulating harrier and the reactor vessel forms a chamber which can be flooded with cooling water through passive valving to directly cool the reactor vessel in the event of a severe accident. The passive inlet valve for the cooling water includes a buoyant door that is normally maintained sealed under its own weight and floats open when the cavity is Hooded. Passively opening steam vents are also provided.

  5. Neutronics of a mixed-flow gas-core reactor

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    Soran, P.D.; Hansen, G.E.

    1977-11-01

    The study was made to investigate the neutronic feasibility of a mixed-flow gas-core reactor. Three reactor concepts were studied: four- and seven-cell radial reactors and a seven-cell scallop reactor. The reactors were fueled with UF/sub 6/ (either U-233 or U-235) and various parameters were varied. A four-cell reactor is not practical nor is the U-235 fueled seven-cell radial reactor; however, the 7-cell U-233 radial and scallop reactors can satisfy all design criteria. The mixed flow gas core reactor is a very attractive reactor concept and warrants further investigation.

  6. Advanced reactor physics methods for heterogeneous reactor cores

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    Thompson, Steven A.

    To maintain the economic viability of nuclear power the industry has begun to emphasize maximizing the efficiency and output of existing nuclear power plants by using longer fuel cycles, stretch power uprates, shorter outage lengths, mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel and more aggressive operating strategies. In order to accommodate these changes, while still satisfying the peaking factor and power envelope requirements necessary to maintain safe operation, more complexity in commercial core designs have been implemented, such as an increase in the number of sub-batches and an increase in the use of both discrete and integral burnable poisons. A consequence of the increased complexity of core designs, as well as the use of MOX fuel, is an increase in the neutronic heterogeneity of the core. Such heterogeneous cores introduce challenges for the current methods that are used for reactor analysis. New methods must be developed to address these deficiencies while still maintaining the computational efficiency of existing reactor analysis methods. In this thesis, advanced core design methodologies are developed to be able to adequately analyze the highly heterogeneous core designs which are currently in use in commercial power reactors. These methodological improvements are being pursued with the goal of not sacrificing the computational efficiency which core designers require. More specifically, the PSU nodal code NEM is being updated to include an SP3 solution option, an advanced transverse leakage option, and a semi-analytical NEM solution option.

  7. Entrenamiento inicial y conducta en estado estable, en un programa de intervalo fijo

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    Florente López

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available Cuatro grupos de cuatro ratas cada uno fueron sometidas a un programa Intervalo fijo 60-seg después de experimentar diferentes procedimientos de pre-entrenamiento. Un grupo fue inicialmente sometido durante 20 sesiones a un programa de reforzamiento de Tiempo Fijo 60-seg, con la palanca operativa disponible de manera contínua. Un segundo grupo fué sometido durante 15 sesiones al mismo programa que el grupo anterior, pero la palanca de respuesta no estuvo disponible en ningún momento. Un tercer grupo experimentó 15 sesiones en un programa de reforzamiento continuo. Finalmente, el cuarto grupo experimentó 15 reforzadores de acuerdo a un programa de reforzamiento contínuo durante la única primera sesión de pre-entrenamiento. Los grupos produjeron dos patrones de resultados en el programa de intervalo fijo. Los grupos que fueron sometidos al programa de tiempo fijo produjeron una mayor variabilidad en la distribución de las pausas posreforzamiento, un patrón irregular de respuestas y pocas respuestas por reforzamiento. Los grupos sometidos al programa de reforzamiento continuo tendieron a producir distribuciones de la pausa posreforzamiento más estrechas y simétricas, un patrón de respuestas pausa-carrera y un mayor número de respuestas por reforzamiento. Estos resultados se discuten en términos de, una relación previamente observada entre el número de respuestas y el tamaño de la pausa posreforzamiento. Asimismo, se discuten las implicaciones del experimento respecto de las diferencias entre sujetos y entre experimentos y se sugiere un análisis molecular de la variabilidad a fin de lograr una mejor comprensión del patrón de respuesta más común generado por los programas de intervalo fijo

  8. La eficacia de los programas de entrenamiento a padres en las publicaciones recientes

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    Valero Aguayo, Luis; LOZANO RODRÍGUEZ, ISABEL

    2017-01-01

    Se expone una revisión sistemática de los estudios empíricos sobre los programas de entrenamiento a padres realizados en los últimos 16 años. A partir de un filtraje en las principales bases de datos, se analizaron 48 artículos que incluían estudios empíricos, con diseños y datos de resultados, de programas de entrenamietno a padres en distintos tipos de problemas. Este tipo de programas muestra eficacia en la redución de los problemas de conducta, el maltrato infantil, problemas de agresivid...

  9. AVANZAR EN CALIDAD: DESARROLLO Y TRANSFERENCIA DE UN MODELO DE GESTION DE CALIDAD PARA PROGRAMAS SOCIALES

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    MATUS SEPULVEDA, TERESITA

    2012-01-01

    Avanzar en calidad: Desarrollo y transferencia de un modelo de gestión de calidad para programas sociales Décimo Quinto Concurso de Proyectos FONDEF de I+D Proyecto DO7I-1143 Hoy tenemos en Chile un presupuesto social importante, sin embargo contamos con poca información acerca de los 330 programas sociales públicos y los más de 800 programas sociales llevados a cabo por ONGs y otras fundaciones o corporaciones privadas. Conocemos la importancia de la demanda, pero desconocemos la calidad ...

  10. El programa nuclear iraní: Estado de la cuestión y posibles escenarios

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    Ibáñez, Fernando

    2011-01-01

    El programa nuclear de Irán comenzó en la década de 1950 bajo el Sha. Fue abandonado después de la Revolución de 1979, que llevó al poder a Jomeini. En 1989, se reinició, levantando las sospechas de la comunidad internacional. Irán insistió en que estaba cumpliendo con las obligaciones del Tratado de No Proliferación, pero en 2002 se supo la existencia de un programa clandestino. Teherán ha afirmado en repetidas ocasiones que su programa nuclear es estrictamente pacífico, pero las autoridades...

  11. Hacia la corresponsabilidad familiar: "Construir lo cotidiano. Un programa de educación parental"

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    Torío López, Susana; José Vicente PEÑA CALVO; Rodríguez Menéndez, Mª del Carmen; Fernández García, Carmen María; Molina Martín, Susana

    2010-01-01

    Dentro de la dinámica familiar, uno de los temas de gran actualidad es la corresponsabilidad familiar, un nuevo modelo de paternidad y maternidad compartida. El objetivo de estas páginas es presentar un programa de educación parental con características propias (“Construir lo cotidiano. Un programa de educación parental”) dirigido a madres y padres con hijas e hijos de Educación Infantil y Primaria elaborado por miembros del grupo de investigación ASOCED. El programa t...

  12. Programa de higiene y seguridad industrial para una fábrica de pinturas

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    Santana Zuñiga, Adela; Moya, Mario

    2009-01-01

    La tesis desarrolla el programa de seguridad e higiene industrial para una fábrica de pinturas de la ciudad de Guayaquil. La ausencia de un programa formal, política y objetivos de seguridad, así como del compromiso de sus integrantes, fueron los que mostraron la necesidad de crear un programa. Además, la falta de prevención y conciencia sobre las pérdidas que generan los accidentes, llevó a desarrollar un modelo para el cálculo de costos, para demostrar dichas pérdidas. Para elaborar el...

  13. Arquitectura y modelado de un compilador de lenguaje para programas disyuntivos

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    Aldo R. Vecchietti; Gil, Juan J.

    2001-01-01

    En este trabajo se describen los aspectos más destacados y las experiencias extraídas en el modelado y desarrollo de un compilador de un lenguaje para la formulación de programas disyuntivos. Los programas disyuntivos son una alternativa a los programas de optimización matemáticos que involucran restricciones con decisiones discretas. Además del compilador del lenguaje se han implementado los algoritmos necesarios para resolver los problemas mencionados. También se presenta la conexión y comu...

  14. Eficácia de um programa de estimulação de capacidades intelectuais

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    Zampieri, Marília; Schelini, Patrícia Waltz; Crespo, Carolina Rosa

    2012-01-01

    O modelo Catell-Horn-Carroll divide a inteligência em dez fatores gerais, decompostos em fatores específicos. Estudos da área abordam a possibilidade de estimulação da inteligência, por meio de programas específicos para esse fim. O objetivo do presente estudo foi desenvolver atividades para estimulação de três componentes desse modelo - Inteligência Fluida, Inteligência Cristalizada e Memória de Curto Prazo -, bem como implementar um programa de estimulação e avaliar sua eficácia. O programa...

  15. El Programa Oportunidades y su aplicación en el noroeste de México

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    Martínez Martínez, Óscar Alfonso; Gogco Calderón, Adolfo Rogelio

    2009-01-01

    Los programas de atención a la pobreza en México tienen una característica común, y es que éstos han sido diseñados por el gobierno federal sin consultar a los gobiernos estatales y municipales, dejándoles únicamente la implementación de ciertas acciones. Tal situación afecta directamente al funcionamiento de los programas y sobre todo al impacto final de los beneficiarios; un claro ejemplo de esta situación es el programa oportunidades. Por tal motivo en el artículo se aborda esta problemáti...

  16. Automatically scramming nuclear reactor system

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    Ougouag, Abderrafi M.; Schultz, Richard R.; Terry, William K.

    2004-10-12

    An automatically scramming nuclear reactor system. One embodiment comprises a core having a coolant inlet end and a coolant outlet end. A cooling system operatively associated with the core provides coolant to the coolant inlet end and removes heated coolant from the coolant outlet end, thus maintaining a pressure differential therebetween during a normal operating condition of the nuclear reactor system. A guide tube is positioned within the core with a first end of the guide tube in fluid communication with the coolant inlet end of the core, and a second end of the guide tube in fluid communication with the coolant outlet end of the core. A control element is positioned within the guide tube and is movable therein between upper and lower positions, and automatically falls under the action of gravity to the lower position when the pressure differential drops below a safe pressure differential.

  17. HEAVY WATER MODERATED NEUTRONIC REACTOR

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    Szilard, L.

    1958-04-29

    A nuclear reactor of the type which utilizes uranium fuel elements and a liquid coolant is described. The fuel elements are in the form of elongated tubes and are disposed within outer tubes extending through a tank containing heavy water, which acts as a moderator. The ends of the fuel tubes are connected by inlet and discharge headers, and liquid bismuth is circulated between the headers and through the fuel tubes for cooling. Helium is circulated through the annular space between the outer tubes in the tank and the fuel tubes to cool the water moderator to prevent boiling. The fuel tubes are covered with a steel lining, and suitable control means, heat exchange means, and pumping means for the coolants are provided to complete the reactor assembly.

  18. Reactor vessel lower head integrity

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    Rubin, A.M.

    1997-02-01

    On March 28, 1979, the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) nuclear power plant underwent a prolonged small break loss-of-coolant accident that resulted in severe damage to the reactor core. Post-accident examinations of the TMI-2 reactor core and lower plenum found that approximately 19,000 kg (19 metric tons) of molten material had relocated onto the lower head of the reactor vessel. Results of the OECD TMI-2 Vessel Investigation Project concluded that a localized hot spot of approximately 1 meter diameter had existed on the lower head. The maximum temperature on the inner surface of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) in this region reached 1100{degrees}C and remained at that temperature for approximately 30 minutes before cooling occurred. Even under the combined loads of high temperature and high primary system pressure, the TMI-2 RPV did not fail. (i.e. The pressure varied from about 8.5 to 15 MPa during the four-hour period following the relocation of melt to the lower plenum.) Analyses of RPV failure under these conditions, using state-of-the-art computer codes, predicted that the RPV should have failed via local or global creep rupture. However, the vessel did not fail; and it has been hypothesized that rapid cooling of the debris and the vessel wall by water that was present in the lower plenum played an important role in maintaining RPV integrity during the accident. Although the exact mechanism(s) of how such cooling occurs is not known, it has been speculated that cooling in a small gap between the RPV wall and the crust, and/or in cracks within the debris itself, could result in sufficient cooling to maintain RPV integrity. Experimental data are needed to provide the basis to better understand these phenomena and improve models of RPV failure in severe accident codes.

  19. CONTROL MEANS FOR NEUTRONIC REACTORS

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    Tonks, L.

    1962-08-01

    A control device surrounding the active portion of a nuclear reactor is described. The control device consists of a plurality of contiguous cylinders partly filled with a neutron absorbing material and partly filled with a neutron reflecting material, each cylinder having a longitudinal reentrant surface into which a portion of an adjacent cylinder extends, one of the cylinders having two re-entrant surfaces, and means for rotating the cylinders one at a time. (AEC)

  20. APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING NEUTRONIC REACTORS

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    Dietrich, J.R.; Harrer, J.M.

    1958-09-16

    A device is described for rapidly cortrolling the reactivity of an active portion of a reactor. The inveniion consists of coaxially disposed members each having circumferenital sections of material having dlfferent neutron absorbing characteristics and means fur moving the members rotatably and translatably relative to each other within the active portion to vary the neutron flux therein. The angular and translational movements of any member change the neutron flux shadowing effect of that member upon the other member.

  1. Reactor safeguards against insider sabotage

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    Bennett, H.A.

    1982-03-01

    A conceptual safeguards system is structured to show how both reactor operations and physical protection resources could be integrated to prevent release of radioactive material caused by insider sabotage. Operational recovery capabilities are addressed from the viewpoint of both detection of and response to disabled components. Physical protection capabilities for preventing insider sabotage through the application of work rules are analyzed. Recommendations for further development of safeguards system structures, operational recovery, and sabotage prevention are suggested.

  2. Una implementación computacional de un modelo de atención visual Bottom-up aplicado a escenas naturales/A Computational Implementation of a Bottom-up Visual Attention Model Applied to Natural Scenes

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    Juan F. Ramírez Villegas

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available El modelo de atención visual bottom-up propuesto por Itti et al., 2000 [1], ha sido un modelo popular en tanto exhibe cierta evidencia neurobiológica de la visión en primates. Este trabajo complementa el modelo computacional de este fenómeno desde la dinámica realista de una red neuronal. Asimismo, esta aproximación se basa en la existencia de mapas topográficos que representan la prominencia de los objetos del campo visual para la formación de una representación general (mapa de prominencia, esta representación es la entrada de una red neuronal dinámica con interacciones locales y globales de colaboración y competencia que convergen sobre las principales particularidades (objetos de la escena.The bottom-up visual attention model proposed by Itti et al. 2000 [1], has been a popular model since it exhibits certain neurobiological evidence of primates’ vision. This work complements the computational model of this phenomenon using a neural network with realistic dynamics. This approximation is based on several topographical maps representing the objects saliency that construct a general representation (saliency map, which is the input for a dynamic neural network, whose local and global collaborative and competitive interactions converge to the main particularities (objects presented by the visual scene as well.

  3. SCD I1: uma Ferramenta Computacional Educacional para a Visualização, Modelagem e Inversão de Funções Matemáticas

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    Bruno Nunes Myrrha Ribeiro

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta o sistema computacional educacional SCDI 1 – Sistema de Cálculo Diferencial e Integral 1. Sua proposta pedagógica está direcionada a complementar o processo ensino-aprendizagem na disciplina de Cálculo I (Cálculo Diferencial e Integral, disciplina básica dos cursos de engenharia. Em sua primeira versão aborda tópicos elementares de funções matemáticas, possibilitando também, sua aplicação em conteúdos relativos às disciplinas de Matemática do ensino médio. Em sua primeira versão, seu objetivo principal é visualizar e modelar diversas funções em uma variável e suas inversas, em suas representações: algébrica, gráfica e numérica, permitindo a alteração dos coeficientes, área de visualização e bissetrizes. Como desenvolvimento e implementação futura, destacam-se assuntos relativos à combinação e composição, limites, continuidade, derivada e integral, de funções em uma variável.

  4. Nuclear reactor power monitoring device

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    Tarumi, Teruji; Oda, Naotaka; Goto, Yasushi; Ito, Toshiaki [Toshiba Corp., Kawasaki, Kanagawa (Japan); Mitsubori, Minehisa

    1997-07-11

    The present invention provides a nuclear power monitoring device which does not lose a safety protection function even upon occurrence of a single failure in an APRM system of a BWR type reactor. Namely, an APRM for inputting signals of local power region monitors (LPRM) has four channels. Each of the channels is constituted so as to be bypassed. With such a constitution, LPRM detector signals can be inputted one by one to each of the four channels of the APRM from each of the LPRM detector assembly. Accordingly, a common channel for LPRM detectors can be eliminated in a small-sized reactor. The number of signals of the LPRM detectors inputted to each of the channels of the APRM is increased in a large-scaled reactor. Since each of the APRM can be bypassed, even if a single failure of one APRM is caused during a predetermined maintenance, the monitoring can be conducted smoothly by bypassing other channel. As a result, a multiple safe-protection function can be ensured. (I.S.)

  5. Actinide transmutation in nuclear reactors

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    Bultman, J.H.

    1995-01-17

    An optimization method is developed to maximize the burning capability of the ALMR while complying with all constraints imposed on the design for reliability and safety. This method leads to a maximal transuranics enrichment, which is being limited by constraints on reactivity. The enrichment can be raised by using the neutrons less efficiently by increasing leakage from the fuel. With the developed optimization method, a metallic and an oxide fueled ALMR were optimized. Both reactors perform equally well considering the burning of transuranics. However, metallic fuel has a much higher heat conductivity coefficient, which in general leads to better safety characteristics. In search of a more effective waste transmuter, a modified Molten Salt Reactor was designed. A MSR operates on a liquid fuel salt which makes continuous refueling possible, eliminating the issue of the burnup reactivity loss. Also, a prompt negative reactivity feedback is possible for an overmoderated reactor design, even when the Doppler coefficient is positive, due to the fuel expansion with fuel temperature increase. Furthermore, the molten salt fuel can be reprocessed based on a reduction process which is not sensitive to the short-lived spontaneously fissioning actinides. (orig./HP).

  6. The ARIES tokamak reactor study

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    1989-10-01

    The ARIES study is a community effort to develop several visions of tokamaks as fusion power reactors. The aims are to determine the potential economics, safety, and environmental features of a range of possible tokamak reactors, and to identify physics and technology areas with the highest leverage for achieving the best tokamak reactor. Three ARIES visions are planned, each having a different degree of extrapolation from the present data base in physics and technology. The ARIES-I design assumes a minimum extrapolation from current tokamak physics (e.g., 1st stability) and incorporates technological advances that can be available in the next 20 to 30 years. ARIES-II is a DT-burning tokamak which would operate at a higher beta in the 2nd MHD stability regime. It employs both potential advances in the physics and expected advances in technology and engineering. ARIES-II will examine the potential of the tokamak and the D{sup 3}He fuel cycle. This report is a collection of 14 papers on the results of the ARIES study which were presented at the IEEE 13th Symposium on Fusion Engineering (October 2-6, 1989, Knoxville, TN). This collection describes the ARIES research effort, with emphasis on the ARIES-I design, summarizing the major results, the key technical issues, and the central conclusions.

  7. Prospects for Tokamak Fusion Reactors

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    Sheffield, J.; Galambos, J.

    1995-04-01

    This paper first reviews briefly the status and plans for research in magnetic fusion energy and discusses the prospects for the tokamak magnetic configuration to be the basis for a fusion power plant. Good progress has been made in achieving fusion reactor-level, deuterium-tritium (D-T) plasmas with the production of significant fusion power in the Joint European Torus (up to 2 MW) and the Tokamak Fusion Test Reactor (up to 10 MW) tokamaks. Advances on the technologies of heating, fueling, diagnostics, and materials supported these achievements. The successes have led to the initiation of the design phases of two tokamaks, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the US Toroidal Physics Experiment (TPX). ITER will demonstrate the controlled ignition and extended bum of D-T plasmas with steady state as an ultimate goal. ITER will further demonstrate technologies essential to a power plant in an integrated system and perform integrated testing of the high heat flux and nuclear components required to use fusion energy for practical purposes. TPX will complement ITER by testing advanced modes of steady-state plasma operation that, coupled with the developments in ITER, will lead to an optimized demonstration power plant.

  8. Reference worldwide model for antineutrinos from reactors

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    Baldoncini, Marica; Callegari, Ivan; Fiorentini, Giovanni; Mantovani, Fabio; Ricci, Barbara; Strati, Virginia; Xhixha, Gerti

    2015-03-01

    Antineutrinos produced at nuclear reactors constitute a severe source of background for the detection of geoneutrinos, which bring to the Earth's surface information about natural radioactivity in the whole planet. In this framework, we provide a reference worldwide model for antineutrinos from reactors, in view of reactors operational records yearly published by the International Atomic Energy Agency. We evaluate the expected signal from commercial reactors for ongoing (KamLAND and Borexino), planned (SNO +), and proposed (Juno, RENO-50, LENA, and Hanohano) experimental sites. Uncertainties related to reactor antineutrino production, propagation, and detection processes are estimated using a Monte Carlo-based approach, which provides an overall site-dependent uncertainty on the signal in the geoneutrino energy window on the order of 3%. We also implement the off-equilibrium correction to the reference reactor spectra associated with the long-lived isotopes, and we estimate a 2.4% increase of the unoscillated event rate in the geoneutrino energy window due to the storage of spent nuclear fuels in the cooling pools. We predict that the research reactors contribute to less than 0.2% to the commercial reactor signal in the investigated 14 sites. We perform a multitemporal analysis of the expected reactor signal over a time lapse of ten years using reactor operational records collected in a comprehensive database published at www.fe.infn.it/antineutrino.

  9. Advanced Safeguards Approaches for New Fast Reactors

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    Durst, Philip C.; Therios, Ike; Bean, Robert; Dougan, A.; Boyer, Brian; Wallace, Rick L.; Ehinger, Michael H.; Kovacic, Don N.; Tolk, K.

    2007-12-15

    This third report in the series reviews possible safeguards approaches for new fast reactors in general, and the ABR in particular. Fast-neutron spectrum reactors have been used since the early 1960s on an experimental and developmental level, generally with fertile blanket fuels to “breed” nuclear fuel such as plutonium. Whether the reactor is designed to breed plutonium, or transmute and “burn” actinides depends mainly on the design of the reactor neutron reflector and the whether the blanket fuel is “fertile” or suitable for transmutation. However, the safeguards issues are very similar, since they pertain mainly to the receipt, shipment and storage of fresh and spent plutonium and actinide-bearing “TRU”-fuel. For these reasons, the design of existing fast reactors and details concerning how they have been safeguarded were studied in developing advanced safeguards approaches for the new fast reactors. In this regard, the design of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-II “EBR-II” at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) was of interest, because it was designed as a collocated fast reactor with a pyrometallurgical reprocessing and fuel fabrication line – a design option being considered for the ABR. Similarly, the design of the Fast Flux Facility (FFTF) on the Hanford Site was studied, because it was a successful prototype fast reactor that ran for two decades to evaluate fuels and the design for commercial-scale fast reactors.

  10. La evaluación del diseño de programas mediante el juicio de expertos: propuesta técnica de un instrumento

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    Maquilón Sánchez, Javier J.

    2005-01-01

    La evaluación del diseño de un programa supone la evaluación del programa en sí, es decir, analizar y tomar decisiones sobre el programa como programa. Es considerada la actividad evaluativa más importante, ya que es la primera y supone la base de las demás evaluaciones.

  11. Comportamiento del Programa Nacional de Tuberculosis pulmonar, en un municipio

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    René F. Espinosa Alvarez

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Se conoce que la tuberculosis pulmonar constituye un serio problema de salud en la mayor parte de los países del mundo. En el nuestro existe un programa de control de dicha entidad y su conocimiento y objetivos son de vital importancia para el médico de la familia. Se analizó el comportamiento del programa nacional de tuberculosis pulmonar en el policlínico docente Lawton en el trienio 1995-1997, a cuyo efecto se revisaron desde el 1-1-95 al 31-12-97 los esputos indicados por los médicos de la familia de los 49 consultorios que existen en dicha unidad y se extrajeron los datos de las hojas de cargo de los médicos del departamento de estadísticas y del laboratorio clínico que controla esta actividad. Los resultados demuestran algunas dificultades que subsisten en el control de la enfermedad que pudieran solucionarse con una mayor dedicación a esta actividad por parte de los médicos de la familia como responsables directos de sus diferentes áreas de salud, así como de las autoridades sanitarias que tienen que ver con el problemaIt is known that pulmonary tuberculosis is a serious health problem in most of the countries. In our country, there is a tuberculosis control program whose knowledge and objectives are of vital importance for the family physician. The behavior of the national program to control pulmonary tuberculosis was analyzed at "Lawton" Teaching Polyclinic from 1995 to 1997. To this end the sputa ordered from 1-1-95 to 31-12-97 by the family physicians from the 49 physicians’ offices existing in this unit were reviewed. Data were given by the Statistics Department and by the Clinical Laboratory controlling this activity. The results show that there are still some difficulties to control this disease that may be solved through a greater dedication to this activity on the part of the family physicians as direct responsible of their different health areas, and of the health authorities having to do with this problem

  12. La descentralización estructural y la heterogeneidad funcional en la producción colectiva de conocimiento: una justificación teórica y computacional del paradigma P2P

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    González Rodríguez, Diego

    2017-01-01

    Esta tesis contiene artículos de investigación en anexo. Programa Oficial de Doctorado en Documentación: Archivos y Bibliotecas en el Entorno Digital Presidente: Elías Sanz Casado.- Secretario: Rosario Arquero Avilés.- Vocal: Remedios Melero Melero

  13. A simple model of reactor cores for reactor neutrino flux calculations for the KamLAND experiment

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    Nakajima, K. [Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan)]. E-mail: kyo@awa.tohoku.ac.jp; Inoue, K. [Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Owada, K. [Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Suekane, F. [Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Suzuki, A. [Research Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578 (Japan); Hirano, G. [TEPCO Systems Corporation, Tokyo 135-0034 (Japan); Kosaka, S. [TEPCO Systems Corporation, Tokyo 135-0034 (Japan); Ohta, T. [Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tokyo 100-8560 (Japan); Tanaka, H. [Tokyo Electric Power Company, Tokyo 100-8560 (Japan)

    2006-12-21

    KamLAND is a reactor neutrino oscillation experiment with a very long baseline. This experiment successfully measured oscillation phenomena of reactor antineutrinos coming mainly from 53 reactors in Japan. In order to extract the results, it is necessary to accurately calculate time-dependent antineutrino spectra from all the reactors. A simple model of reactor cores and code implementing it were developed for this purpose. This paper describes the model of the reactor cores used in the KamLAND reactor analysis.

  14. Marco conceptual para la evaluación de programas de salud

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    Montero Rojas, Eiliana

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available La evaluación como disciplina es un área relativamente nueva de las Ciencias Sociales; consecuentemente, su incorporación explícita en los programas y sistemas de salud ha llegado algo tardíamente. Este artículo presenta elementos de un marco conceptual para concebir y utilizar la evaluación en programas de salud. Se define la evaluación como una herramienta para la toma de decisiones, se discuten tendencias y temáticas de actualidad en el campo y también conceptos clave tales como teoría del programa y valoración de necesidades. Finalmente, se esboza una primera aproximación a dos constructos de gran interés en la evaluación de programas de salud: calidad y equidad.

  15. Previniendo el maltrato infantil: descripcion psicosocial de usuarios de programas de intervencion breve en Chile

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    Cifuentes, Bernardita; Ross, Maria Ines; Gomez, Esteban

    2010-01-01

    El estudio describe caracteristicas y factores de riesgo para el maltrato y la negligencia infantil, en 591 ninos y adolescentes, sus figuras parentales y familias atendidas por ocho programas de intervencion breve (PIB...

  16. Espana entra en un programa de fisica rechazado por los cientificos

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    Rivera, A

    2002-01-01

    "El Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnologia (MCyT) anuncio ayer la aprobacion de un acuerdo de colaboracion con el Laboratorio Europeo de Fisica de Particulas (CERN), junto a Ginebra, para un programa de investigacion de neutrinos (CNGS)" (1 page).

  17. Modelo de Excelencia de Programas Formativos en Línea (MEPFL

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    Olga María ALEGRE DE LA ROSA

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available La mejora de la calidad de la docencia universitaria requiere el desarrollo profesional y docente del profesorado. Este artículo ilustra el Modelo de Excelencia de Programas Formativos en Línea (MEPFL basado en el modelo europeo de aseguramiento de la calidad para la mejora de criterios, estándares e indicadores de un programa formativo. Los resultados de la aplicación del MEPFL indican la necesidad de políticas de calidad que apoyen las competencias de los evaluadores para mejorar los programas formativos. El estudio concluye esquematizando cómo el profesorado y el personal de las agencias de acreditación y evaluación de la calidad universitaria pueden usar MEPFL para el aseguramiento de la calidad interna y externa de los programas formativos.

  18. El Turismo como una estrategia para el mundo en desarrollo: el Programa UNWTO. Volunteers

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    Susana Lima

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El compromiso del turismo como una estrategia para el mundo en desarrollo vine adquiriendo mayor interés delos gobiernos y de las organizaciones internacionales para el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio. En esteartículo, se busca contribuir al marco teórico relacionado con las diversas perspectivas sobre los programas de cooperación internacional para el desarrollo, que consideran al turismo como una estrategia que contribuye al logro de esos objetivos, como es el caso del Programa UNWTO.Volunteers. Las características principales de este programa serán descritas y se discutirán los impactos que pueden producir en los destinos involucrados. Esta discusión se basa en un estudio de caso del Programa UNWTO.Volunteers, desarrollado en el estado mexicano de Chiapas en 2008.

  19. trabalhadoras de um programa de saúde da família

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    Eliana P. Azambuja

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio es comprender los significados del trabajo en el proceso de vivir de trabajadores (as del Programa de Salud de la Familia, de una ciudad del Estado de Rio Grande do Sul. Con base en un abordaje exploratorio descriptivo, los datos cualitativos fueron obtenidos con diez trabajadoras del Programa de Salud de la Familia, a través de entrevistas y grupo focal. Los datos fueron analizados usando el programa de análisis cualitativo - QSR Nvivo e interpretados a través del referencial teórico propuesto. De acuerdo con los resultados de este estudio, el trabajo surgió a partir de una red de significados que lo caracterizan como proceso (des potencializador del vivir humano de los (las trabajadores (as del Programa de Salud de la Familia.

  20. Formacion ciudadana: a partir de pedagogias del territorio--el programa ciudad educadora en Sabaneta

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    Munoz Zapata, Mauricio

    2013-01-01

    Durante el ano 2009 y 2010 se implemento en Sabaneta (Antioquia) un proceso educativo que tuvo como objetivo la formacion de ciudadanos con el fin de fortalecer el programa institucional "Ciudad Educadora...

  1. Necessidade de implantar programa nacional de seguranca do paciente no Brasil

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    Helaine Carneiro Capucho

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi suscitar reflexão acerca da necessidade de se criar um sistema nacional de notificações sobre incidentes como base para um programa de segurança do paciente. Incidentes em saúde acarretam danos aos pacientes e oneram o sistema de saúde. Embora tenha lançado recentemente um programa de avaliação da qualidade nas instituições de saúde, o Ministério da Saúde, Brasil, ainda não possui um programa que avalie sistematicamente os resultados negativos da assistência. Discute-se a necessidade de se implementar programa brasileiro de segurança do paciente, a fim de promover a cultura pela segurança do paciente e da qualidade em saúde no Sistema Único de Saúde.

  2. Efectos adversos de los programas de apoyo alimentario en los hogares rurales de Calakmul, Campeche

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    Brenda Olvera

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: se analizaron los efectos no desea-dos de los apoyos gubernamentales del Pro-grama de Inclusión Social Prospera, Progra-ma de Apoyo Alimentario (PA L, Programa Estratégico para la Seguridad Alimentaria (PESA y Cocinas Escolares, en la producción de alimentos y en el patrón de consumo. Me-todología. En el año 2015 aplicamos 46 en-cuestas y 32 entrevistas a beneficiarios, cam-pesinos y funcionarios de los programas sociales, en un estudio de caso en dos comu-nidades de Calakmul, Campeche. Resulta-dos. En el estudio se argumenta que, con es-tos programas, a pesar de las mejoras en el estado de nutrición, la ingesta de alimentos altamente energéticos, ricos en grasas, azuca-res y sodio, ha incrementado. La gente de las dos comunidades tiende a consumir alimen-tos altamente industrializados, mientras que la producción e ingesta de los alimentos pro-ducidos en las milpas y los de traspatio dismi-nuyen. La desinformación, el bajo nivel educativo, la nula educación nutrimental y la gran disponibilidad de alimentos industriali-zados, son algunos de los factores que contri-buyen a tal consumo. Limitaciones. Fue una limitante durante el trabajo de campo acceder a la información oficial de los programas Prospera, PESA, PA L y Cocinas Escolares, so-bre cómo funcionan en la práctica dentro de las comunidades. No obstante esta situación se compenso realizando entrevistas a profun-didad a funcionarios públicos y en especial a los beneficiarios de los programas antes men-cionados, para conocer a fondo como funcio-na cada programa social. Conclusiones. Se concluye que los programas públicos analiza-dos requerirían componentes educativos más claros respecto a la calidad de los alimentos consumidos. Aunque no es el objetivo central de los programas analizados de fomentar la pro-ducción de alimentos deben de estimular la pro-ducción de alimentos tradicionales y sanos me-diante programas educativos.

  3. Programas de iluminação para poedeiras semi-pesadas

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    Clóvis Eliseu Gewehr

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2012v25n1p151 Com o objetivo de avaliar diferentes programas de iluminação para poedeiras de alto desempenho, o experimento foi conduzido utilizando-se 420 poedeiras semipesadas criadas sobre cama durante 140 dias, dividido em cinco períodos de 28 dias. Foram utilizados três programas: contínuo de 16h de luz e 8h de escuro; programa intermitente com duas fotofases de 2min equidistantes em 16h entre a luz natural e programa com apenas luz natural decrescente. Avaliou-se consumo de ração (g/ave/dia, produção de ovos (%/ave/dia, peso de ovos (g, massa dos ovos (g, conversão alimentar (g/g e gravidade específica dos ovos (g/cm3. Os resultados foram submetidos a analise de variança e as diferenças ao teste de Tukey (5%. Aves submetidas ao programa intermitente e luz natural decrescente tiveram menor (P<0,05 produção de ovos, consumo de ração e peso de ovos em relação ao programa contínuo de 16h. Programa intermitente com fotofases de 2min e programa de luz natural decrescente não são eficientes para ser fornecido às poedeiras semi-pesadas no início do período de postura.

  4. Programa Mais Médicos – um equívoco conceitual

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    Robespierre Costa Ribeiro

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available O Programa Mais Médicos vem determinando um ruidoso debate na mídia, reflexo principalmente de um embate entre o governo e a classe médica, trazendo um clima de ansiedade e incerteza à população. Este texto discute os equívocos que vêm norteando e confundindo os atores envolvidos nessa celeuma que envolve o citado programa.

  5. Depurador de programas y kit de desarrollo para el microcontrolador DS5000T

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    González González, Fabio; Moreno Flores, César; Montalvo Ramírez, Luis

    2007-01-01

    Se presenta la realización de un depurador de programas y un kit de desarrollo para el microcontrolador DS5000T. El conjunto de estas herramientas es capaz de simular, ejecutar en forma controlada y cargar serialmente un programa para dicho microcontrolador mediante la utilización de un computador personal IBM o compatible. El depurador fue desarrollado en forma modular utilizando el lenguaje Assembly del microcontrolador i8086.

  6. Mechanical systems development of integral reactor

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    Park, Keun Bae; Chang, M. H.; Kim, J. I.; Choi, S.; Kim, K. S.; Kim, T. W.; Jeong, K. H.; Kim, J. H.; Kim, Y. W.; Lee, G. M.

    1997-07-01

    While Korean nuclear reactor strategy seems to remain focused on the large capacity power generation, it is expected that demand of small and medium size reactor will arise for multi-purpose applications such as small capacity power generation, co-generation and sea water desalination. This in mind, survey has been made on the worldwide small and medium integral reactors under development. Reviewed are their technical characteristics, development status, design features, application plans, etc. For the mechanical design scope of work, the structural concept compatible with the characteristics and requirements of integral reactor has been established. Types of major components were evaluated and selected. Functional and structural concept, equipment layout and supporting concept within the reactor pressure vessel have also been established. Preliminary mechanical design requirements were developed considering the reactor lifetime, operation conditions, and the expected loading combinations. To embody the concurrent design approach, recent CAD technology and team engineering concept were evaluated. (author). 31 refs.,16 tabs., 35 figs.

  7. Profiling a reactor component using ultrasonics

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    Pathak, L.; Seshadri, V.R.; Kumaravadivelu, C.; Sreenivasan, G.; Raghunathan, V.S. [Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam (India)

    1995-04-01

    Nuclear reactors have many components within the reactor vessel. During the life of a reactor it is possible for these components to be displaced or deformed because of the thermal cycles to which they are subject. Also, these components in situ therefore becomes important for the upkeep of the reactor. However, high radiation levels make it difficult to monitor using optical methods. This paper describes an ultrasonic method which was successfully employed in profiling a deformed guide tube of a reactor. The method uses the well-known ultrasonic ranging technique. However, the specialty of the method is the use of air transducers at 40 kHz to overcome the inherent divergence problems and the difficulties associated with high temperatures inherent in a sodium cooled reactor.

  8. Performance of a multipurpose research electrochemical reactor

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    Henquin, E.R. [Programa de Electroquimica Aplicada e Ingenieria Electroquimica (PRELINE), Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santiago del Estero 2829, S3000AOM Santa Fe (Argentina); Bisang, J.M., E-mail: jbisang@fiq.unl.edu.ar [Programa de Electroquimica Aplicada e Ingenieria Electroquimica (PRELINE), Facultad de Ingenieria Quimica, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santiago del Estero 2829, S3000AOM Santa Fe (Argentina)

    2011-07-01

    Highlights: > For this reactor configuration the current distribution is uniform. > For this reactor configuration with bipolar connection the leakage current is small. > The mass-transfer conditions are closely uniform along the electrode. > The fluidodynamic behaviour can be represented by the dispersion model. > This reactor represents a suitable device for laboratory trials. - Abstract: This paper reports on a multipurpose research electrochemical reactor with an innovative design feature, which is based on a filter press arrangement with inclined segmented electrodes and under a modular assembly. Under bipolar connection, the fraction of leakage current is lower than 4%, depending on the bipolar Wagner number, and the current distribution is closely uniform. When a turbulence promoter is used, the local mass-transfer coefficient shows a variation of {+-}10% with respect to its mean value. The fluidodynamics of the reactor responds to the dispersion model with a Peclet number higher than 10. It is concluded that this reactor is convenient for laboratory research.

  9. Introduction to the neutron kinetics of nuclear power reactors

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    Tyror, J G; Grant, P J

    2013-01-01

    An Introduction to the Neutron Kinetics of Nuclear Power Reactors introduces the reader to the neutron kinetics of nuclear power reactors. Topics covered include the neutron physics of reactor kinetics, feedback effects, water-moderated reactors, fast reactors, and methods of plant control. The reactor transients following faults are also discussed, along with the use of computers in the study of power reactor kinetics. This book is comprised of eight chapters and begins with an overview of the reactor physics characteristics of a nuclear power reactor and their influence on system design and

  10. Structures and Materials of Reactor Internals for PWR in Korea

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    Kim, D. W.; Kim, W. S.; Kwon, S. C.; Kwon, J. H.; Kim, Y. S.; Kim, H. P.; Yoo, C. S.; Lee, S. R.; Jung, M. K.; Hwang, S. S

    2007-10-15

    Nuclear reactor types in Korea are PWR type reactor (Westinghouse, Combustion Engineering, Farmatome type) and CANDU type reactor. Structures and Materials for reactor internal of PWR type were investigated. Reactor internal was composed of lower core support structure, upper core support assembly, incore instrumentation support structure. Lower core support structure of these structures is the most important. The major material for the reactor internal is type 304 and 316 stainless steel and radial support clevis bolts are made of Inconel. The main damage mechanism for reactor internal was IASCC and the effect of IASCC on reactor internal was investigated. The accident for reactor internal was also investigate.

  11. Etnografia dos usos sociais do corpo da garota de programa

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    Fábio Lopes Alves

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente texto tem o objetivo de apresentar, através de uma narrativa etnográfica, como o corpo das garotas de programa é utilizado durante a interação social com os clientes em situações rotineiras no interior de um cabaré brasileiro. Fundamentado em referenciais teóricos antropológicos, analiso como essas mulheres constroem suas relações cotidianas no ambiente de prostituição, focalizando especificamente os usos sociais que elas fazem do próprio corpo. Com este texto pretendo contribuir para os estudos sobre corporalidades, interações sociais, gênero e sociabilidade ao descrever os principais eventos ocorrentes nessa trama. A discussão, que aqui se apresenta de forma condensada, se constitui numa espécie de moldura das outras categorias de análises investigadas e discutidas no livro do autor: “Noites de cabaré: prostituição feminina, gênero e sociabilidade na zona de meretrício”.

  12. Contribution of reactor physics in past and future. Is reactor physics useful?

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    Takeda, Toshikazu [Osaka Univ. (Japan); Kosaka, Shinya [TEPCO Systems Co. (Japan); Tatsumi, Masahiro [Nuclear Fuel Industries Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)] (and others)

    2003-02-01

    Reactor Physics is a science to create rector and to play an important role in application to calculation science and safety evaluation. This feature articles contains topics, interested problems and development problems in the following field of reactor physics such as theory and experiment of reactor physics, core control, safety evaluation, criticality safety, accelerator driven subcritical reactor (ADS), new type reactor and evaluation of reactor physics. An original nuclear calculation method developed in Japan has been applied to design and analysis of fast breeder reactor. Interested problems are a proposal of fundamental principles of progressive reactor, development of calculation science, new knowledge by application of best estimate method to safety evaluation and investigation of complicated phenomena of criticality safety. (S.Y.)

  13. Microstructured reactors for hydrogen production

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    Aartun, Ingrid

    2005-07-01

    Small scale hydrogen production by partial oxidation (POX) and oxidative steam reforming (OSR) have been studied over Rh-impregnated microchannel Fecralloy reactors and alumina foams. Trying to establish whether metallic microchannel reactors have special advantages for hydrogen production via catalytic POX or OSR with respect to activity, selectivity and stability was of special interest. The microchannel Fecralloy reactors were oxidised at 1000 deg C to form a {alpha}-Al2O3 layer in the channels in order to enhance the surface area prior to impregnation. Kr-BET measurements showed that the specific surface area after oxidation was approximately 10 times higher than the calculated geometric surface area. Approximately 1 mg Rh was deposited in the channels by impregnation with an aqueous solution of RhCl3. Annular pieces (15 mm o.d.,4 mm i.d., 14 mm length) of extruded {alpha}-Al2O3 foams were impregnated with aqueous solutions of Rh(NO3)3 to obtain 0.01, 0.05 and 0.1 wt.% loadings, as predicted by solution uptake. ICP-AES analyses showed that the actual Rh loadings probably were higher, 0.025, 0.077 and 0.169 wt.% respectively. One of the microchannel Fecralloy reactors and all Al2O3 foams were equipped with a channel to allow for temperature measurement inside the catalytic system. Temperature profiles obtained along the reactor axes show that the metallic microchannel reactor is able to minimize temperature gradients as compared to the alumina foams. At sufficiently high furnace temperature, the gas phase in front of the Rh/Al2O3/Frecralloy microchannel reactor and the 0.025 wt.% Rh/Al2O3 foams ignites. Gas phase ignition leads to lower syngas selectivity and higher selectivity to total oxidation products and hydrocarbon by-products. Before ignition of the gas phase the hydrogen selectivity is increased in OSR as compared to POX, the main contribution being the water-gas shift reaction. After gas phase ignition, increased formation of hydrocarbon by

  14. Fission control system for nuclear reactor

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    Conley, G.H.; Estes, G.P.

    Control system for nuclear reactor comprises a first set of reactivity modifying rods fixed in a reactor core with their upper ends stepped in height across the core, and a second set of reactivity modifying rods movable vertically within the reactor core and having their lower ends stepped to correspond with the stepped arrangement of the first set of rods, pairs of the rods of the first and second sets being in coaxial alignment.

  15. Nuclear reactor shield including magnesium oxide

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    Rouse, Carl A.; Simnad, Massoud T.

    1981-01-01

    An improvement in nuclear reactor shielding of a type used in reactor applications involving significant amounts of fast neutron flux, the reactor shielding including means providing structural support, neutron moderator material, neutron absorber material and other components as described below, wherein at least a portion of the neutron moderator material is magnesium in the form of magnesium oxide either alone or in combination with other moderator materials such as graphite and iron.

  16. Fuel handling apparatus for a nuclear reactor

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    Hawke, Basil C.

    1987-01-01

    Fuel handling apparatus for transporting fuel elements into and out of a nuclear reactor and transporting them within the reactor vessel extends through a penetration in the side of the reactor vessel. A lateral transport device carries the fuel elements laterally within the vessel and through the opening in the side of the vessel, and a reversible lifting device raises and lowers the fuel elements. In the preferred embodiment, the lifting device is supported by a pair of pivot arms.

  17. SUPERHEATING IN A BOILING WATER REACTOR

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    Treshow, M.

    1960-05-31

    A boiling-water reactor is described in which the steam developed in the reactor is superheated in the reactor. This is accomplished by providing means for separating the steam from the water and passing the steam over a surface of the fissionable material which is not in contact with the water. Specifically water is boiled on the outside of tubular fuel elements and the steam is superheated on the inside of the fuel elements.

  18. Experimental Breeder Reactor I Preservation Plan

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    Julie Braun

    2006-10-01

    Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR I) is a National Historic Landmark located at the Idaho National Laboratory, a Department of Energy laboratory in southeastern Idaho. The facility is significant for its association and contributions to the development of nuclear reactor testing and development. This Plan includes a structural assessment of the interior and exterior of the EBR I Reactor Building from a preservation, rather than an engineering stand point and recommendations for maintenance to ensure its continued protection.

  19. Reactors are indispensable for radioisotope production.

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    Mushtaq, Ahmad

    2010-12-01

    Radioisotopes can be produced by reactors and accelerators. For certain isotopes there could be an advantage to a certain production method. However, nowadays many reports suggest, that useful isotopes needed in medicine, industry and research could be produced efficiently and dependence on reactors using enriched U-235 may be eliminated. In my view reactors and accelerators will continue to play their role side by side in the supply of suitable and economical sources of isotopes.

  20. Education and Training on ISIS Research Reactor

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    Foulon, F.; Badeau, G.; Lescop, B.; Wohleber, X. [French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission, Paris (France)

    2013-07-01

    In the frame of academic and vocational programs the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology uses the ISIS research reactor as a major tool to ensure a practical and comprehensive understanding of the nuclear reactor physics, principles and operation. A large set of training courses have been developed on ISIS, optimising both the content of the courses and the pedagogical approach. Programs with duration ranging from 3 hours (introduction to reactor operation) to 24 hours (full program for the future operators of research reactors) are carried out on ISIS reactor. The reactor is operated about 350 hours/year for education and training, about 40 % of the courses being carried out in English. Thus, every year about 400 trainees attend training courses on ISIS reactor. We present here the ISIS research reactor and the practical courses that have been developed on ISIS reactor. Emphasis is given to the pedagogical method which is used to focus on the operational and safety aspects, both in normal and incidental operation. We will present the curricula of the academic and vocational courses in which the practical courses are integrated, the courses being targeted to a wide public, including operators of research reactors, engineers involved in the design and operation of nuclear reactors as well as staff of the regulatory body. We address the very positive impact of the courses on the development of the competences and skills of participants. Finally, we describe the Internet Reactor Laboratories (IRL) that are under development and will consist in broadcasting the training courses via internet to remote facilities or institutions.

  1. Initiating Events for Multi-Reactor Plant Sites

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    Muhlheim, Michael David [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Flanagan, George F. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Poore, III, Willis P. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

    2014-09-01

    Inherent in the design of modular reactors is the increased likelihood of events that initiate at a single reactor affecting another reactor. Because of the increased level of interactions between reactors, it is apparent that the Probabilistic Risk Assessments (PRAs) for modular reactor designs need to specifically address the increased interactions and dependencies.

  2. Neutron imaging on the VR-1 reactor

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    Crha, J.; Sklenka, L.; Soltes, J.

    2016-09-01

    Training reactor VR-1 is a low power research reactor with maximal thermal power of 1 kW. The reactor is operated by the Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. Due to its low power it suits as a tool for education of university students and training of professionals. In 2015, as part of student research project, neutron imaging was introduced as another type of reactor utilization. The low available neutron flux and the limiting spatial and construction capabilities of the reactor's radial channel led to the development of a special filter/collimator insertion inside the channel and choosing a nonstandard approach by placing a neutron imaging plate inside the channel. The paper describes preliminary experiments carried out on the VR-1 reactor which led to first radiographic images. It seems, that due to the reactor construction and low reactor power, the neutron imaging technique on the VR-1 reactor is feasible mainly for demonstration or educational and training purposes.

  3. Biofilm carrier migration model describes reactor performance.

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    Boltz, Joshua P; Johnson, Bruce R; Takács, Imre; Daigger, Glen T; Morgenroth, Eberhard; Brockmann, Doris; Kovács, Róbert; Calhoun, Jason M; Choubert, Jean-Marc; Derlon, Nicolas

    2017-06-01

    The accuracy of a biofilm reactor model depends on the extent to which physical system conditions (particularly bulk-liquid hydrodynamics and their influence on biofilm dynamics) deviate from the ideal conditions upon which the model is based. It follows that an improved capacity to model a biofilm reactor does not necessarily rely on an improved biofilm model, but does rely on an improved mathematical description of the biofilm reactor and its components. Existing biofilm reactor models typically include a one-dimensional biofilm model, a process (biokinetic and stoichiometric) model, and a continuous flow stirred tank reactor (CFSTR) mass balance that [when organizing CFSTRs in series] creates a pseudo two-dimensional (2-D) model of bulk-liquid hydrodynamics approaching plug flow. In such a biofilm reactor model, the user-defined biofilm area is specified for each CFSTR; thereby, Xcarrier does not exit the boundaries of the CFSTR to which they are assigned or exchange boundaries with other CFSTRs in the series. The error introduced by this pseudo 2-D biofilm reactor modeling approach may adversely affect model results and limit model-user capacity to accurately calibrate a model. This paper presents a new sub-model that describes the migration of Xcarrier and associated biofilms, and evaluates the impact that Xcarrier migration and axial dispersion has on simulated system performance. Relevance of the new biofilm reactor model to engineering situations is discussed by applying it to known biofilm reactor types and operational conditions.

  4. Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Nuclear reactors to support future robotic and manned missions impose new and innovative technological requirements for their control and protection instrumentation....

  5. Non-equilibrium radiation nuclear reactor

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    Thom, K.; Schneider, R. T. (Inventor)

    1978-01-01

    An externally moderated thermal nuclear reactor is disclosed which is designed to provide output power in the form of electromagnetic radiation. The reactor is a gaseous fueled nuclear cavity reactor device which can operate over wide ranges of temperature and pressure, and which includes the capability of processing and recycling waste products such as long-lived transuranium actinides. The primary output of the device may be in the form of coherent radiation, so that the reactor may be utilized as a self-critical nuclear pumped laser.

  6. Advanced nuclear reactor types and technologies

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    Ignatiev, V. [ed.; Feinberg, O.; Morozov, A. [Russian Research Centre `Kurchatov Institute`, Moscow (Russian Federation); Devell, L. [Studsvik Eco and Safety AB, Nykoeping (Sweden)

    1995-07-01

    The document is a comprehensive world-wide catalogue of concepts and designs of advanced fission reactor types and fuel cycle technologies. Two parts have been prepared: Part 1 Reactors for Power Production and Part 2 Heating and Other Reactor Applications. Part 3, which will cover advanced waste management technology, reprocessing and disposal for different nuclear fission options is planned for compilation during 1995. The catalogue was prepared according to a special format which briefly presents the project title, technical approach, development status, application of the technology, reactor type, power output, and organization which developed these designs. Part 1 and 2 cover water cooled reactors, liquid metal fast reactors, gas-cooled reactors and molten salt reactors. Subcritical accelerator-driven systems are also considered. Various reactor applications as power production, heat generation, ship propulsion, space power sources and transmutation of such waste are included. Each project is described within a few pages with the main features of an actual design using a table with main technical data and figure as well as references for additional information. Each chapter starts with an introduction which briefly describes main trends and approaches in this field. Explanations of terms and abbreviations are provided in a glossary.

  7. Phosphorus removal in aerated stirred tank reactor

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    Ghigliazza, R.; Lodi, A.; Rovatti, M. [Inst. of Chemical and Process Engineering ``G.B. Bonino``, Univ. of Genoa (Italy)

    1999-03-01

    The possibility to obtain biological phosphorus removal in strictly aerobic conditions has been investigated. Experiments, carried out in a continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR), show the feasibility to obtain phosphorus removal without the anaerobic phase. Reactor performance in terms of phosphorus abatement kept always higher then 65% depending on adopted sludge retention time (SRT). In fact increasing SRT from 5 days to 8 days phosphorus removal and reactor performance increase but overcoming this SRT value a decreasing in reactor efficiency was recorded. (orig.) With 6 figs., 3 tabs., 18 refs.

  8. Nanostructured Catalytic Reactors for Air Purification Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This SBIR Phase I project proposes the development of lightweight compact nanostructured catalytic reactors for air purification from toxic gaseous organic...

  9. Nanostructured Catalytic Reactors for Air Purification Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — This SBIR Phase II project proposes the development of lightweight compact nanostructured catalytic reactors for air purification from toxic gaseous organic...

  10. Microchannel Methanation Reactors Using Nanofabricated Catalysts Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Makel Engineering, Inc. (MEI) and the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) propose to develop and demonstrate a microchannel methanation reactor based on...

  11. High Performance Photocatalytic Oxidation Reactor System Project

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Pioneer Astronautics proposes a technology program for the development of an innovative photocatalytic oxidation reactor for the removal and mineralization of...

  12. Supercritical-pressure light water cooled reactors

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    Oka, Yoshiaki

    2014-01-01

    This book focuses on the latest reactor concepts, single pass core and experimental findings in thermal hydraulics, materials, corrosion, and water chemistry. It highlights research on supercritical-pressure light water cooled reactors (SCWRs), one of the Generation IV reactors that are studied around the world. This book includes cladding material development and experimental findings on heat transfer, corrosion and water chemistry. The work presented here will help readers to understand the fundamental elements of reactor design and analysis methods, thermal hydraulics, materials and water

  13. Advances in light water reactor technologies

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    Saito, Takehiko; Ishiwatari, Yuki; Oka, Yoshiaki

    2010-01-01

    ""Advances in Light Water Reactor Technologies"" focuses on the design and analysis of advanced nuclear power reactors. This volume provides readers with thorough descriptions of the general characteristics of various advanced light water reactors currently being developed worldwide. Safety, design, development and maintenance of these reactors is the main focus, with key technologies like full MOX core design, next-generation digital I&C systems and seismic design and evaluation described at length. This book is ideal for researchers and engineers working in nuclear power that are interested

  14. NEUTRON DENSITY CONTROL IN A NEUTRONIC REACTOR

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    Young, G.J.

    1959-06-30

    The method and means for controlling the neutron density in a nuclear reactor is described. It describes the method and means for flattening the neutron density distribution curve across the reactor by spacing the absorbing control members to varying depths in the central region closer to the center than to the periphery of the active portion of the reactor to provide a smaller neutron reproduction ratio in the region wherein the members are inserted, than in the remainder of the reactor thereby increasing the over-all potential power output.

  15. Sodium fast reactors with closed fuel cycle

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    Raj, Baldev; Vasudeva Rao, PR 0

    2015-01-01

    Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle delivers a detailed discussion of an important technology that is being harnessed for commercial energy production in many parts of the world. Presenting the state of the art of sodium-cooled fast reactors with closed fuel cycles, this book:Offers in-depth coverage of reactor physics, materials, design, safety analysis, validations, engineering, construction, and commissioning aspectsFeatures a special chapter on allied sciences to highlight advanced reactor core materials, specialized manufacturing technologies, chemical sensors, in-service inspecti

  16. Heat dissipating nuclear reactor with metal liner

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    Gluekler, E.L.; Hunsbedt, A.; Lazarus, J.D.

    1985-11-21

    A nuclear reactor containment including a reactor vessel disposed within a cavity with capability for complete inherent decay heat removal in the earth and surrounded by a cast steel containment member which surrounds the vessel is described in this disclosure. The member has a thick basemat in contact with metal pilings. The basemat rests on a bed of porous particulate material, into which water is fed to produce steam which is vented to the atmosphere. There is a gap between the reactor vessel and the steel containment member. The containment member holds any sodium or core debris escaping from the reactor vessel if the core melts and breaches the vessel.

  17. ANÁLISIS COMPUTACIONAL DE LESIONES CERVICALES NO CARIOSAS EN UN PREMOLAR SUPERIOR COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF NON-CAVITY CERVICAL LESIONS IN AN UPPER PREMOLAR

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    Patricio Cendoya

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un modelo tridimensional de elementos finitos para investigar el efecto producido por las fuerzas de oclusión en la distribución y magnitud del campo tensional sobre un premolar superior. De esta forma, se busca definir cuál es la situación de carga de oclusión más crítica desde el punto de vista tensional sobre el esmalte dental en la zona cervical que pudiese dar origen a una lesión del tipo no cariosa. Utilizando elementos finitos hexaédricos lineales y procesando el modelo con el programa SAMCEF se realiza un análisis numérico estático lineal considerando que el premolar es isótropo y homogéneo. Se definen siete estados de carga asociados a una fuerza de oclusión de 170 N para las cuales se investiga la distribución y magnitud de los campos tensionales sobre el premolar. Los resultados numéricos permiten concluir que las tensiones máximas sobre el premolar tienden a concentrarse en la zona cervical alcanzando sus valores máximos cuando la carga de 170 N actúa de forma inclinada a 45º con respecto a la vertical. La relevancia de la presente investigación radica en el hecho que numéricamente se demuestra que la distribución y zona en donde los campos tensionales tienden a concentrase y alcanzar sus valores máximos son coincidentes con las zonas del diente en donde clínicamente se observan lesiones no cariosas.A three-dimensional model of finite elements in order to investigate the effect produced by occlusion forces on both distribution and magnitude of the tensional field on an upper premolar is hereby presented. Thus, defining from a tensional point of view, which is the situation of the most critical occlusion loading on dental enamel capable to produce a non-cavity lesion is intended. By using finite linear hexahedral elements and processing the models through SAMCEF software, a static linear numerical analysis is performed, considering that premolar is isotropic and homogeneous. Seven load states

  18. Método computacional para correção da alcalinidade de águas para fertirrigação

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    F. B. Egreja Filho

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available A alcalinidade excessiva das águas destinadas à fertirrigação pode criar uma série de inconvenientes, que vão desde o entupimento dos emissores, pela precipitação de carbonatos, até a redução da disponibilidade dos micronutrientes para as culturas. Com o propósito de auxiliar a tomada de decisão quanto ao manejo da alcalinidade dessas águas, desenvolveu-se o ALKA 1.0, um software em CLIPPER 5.2, que pode ser rodado em microcomputadores IBM-PC/XT/AT/PENTIUM ou outros 100% compatíveis. A partir do fornecimento do pH original da água de irrigação, da sua alcalinidade total ou subdividida em CO3(2- e HCO3- (em mmol L-1, e da lâmina de irrigação utilizada durante o ciclo da cultura, o ALKA 1.0 fornece as quantidades de HCl, HNO3, H2SO4 e H3PO4 que devem ser adicionadas à água de irrigação para que o seu pH atinja o valor estipulado pelo usuário. Além do volume de cada ácido a ser adicionado, o programa fornece a quantidade de nutrientes introduzidas pelos ácidos, na dosagem recomendada, bem como o custo total de cada uma das possíveis escolhas. Para tal, cadastram-se, inicialmente, a densidade e a pureza (%p/p de cada ácido, bem como seu custo por litro. O ALKA 1.0 oferece, ainda, a opção de adições mistas dos diversos ácidos, visando não só à remoção da alcalinidade excessiva da água, mas também a um balanço adequado à cultura em questão dos nutrientes (N, P, S adicionados via ácido. Por fim, o ALKA 1.0 oferece a possibilidade de trabalhar-se com bancos de dados, pré-cadastrados, que contêm informações sobre as origens (localidades e fontes (rios, poços, lagos, açudes e outros de diversas águas, além do seu pH e alcalinidade total. Desta forma, podem-se conhecer as características de manejo da alcalinidade dessas águas em função de características definidas pelo usuário, tais como um município em particular, determinada fonte, pH, e outros. O ALKA 1.0 foi validado com uma mistura sint

  19. Computational simulation of flow and heat transfer in single-phase natural circulation loops; Simulacao computacional de escoamento e transferencia de calor em circuitos de circulacao natural monofasica

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    Pinheiro, Larissa Cunha

    2017-07-01

    Passive decay heat removal systems based on natural circulation are essential assets for the new Gen III+ nuclear power reactors and nuclear spent fuel pools. The aim of the present work is to study both laminar and turbulent flow and heat transfer in single-phase natural circulation systems through computational fluid dynamics simulations. The working fluid is considered to be incompressible with constant properties. In the way, the Boussinesq Natural Convection Hypothesis was applied. The model chosen for the turbulence closure problem was the k -- εThe commercial computational fluid dynamics code ANSYS CFX 15.0 was used to obtain the numerical solution of the governing equations. Two single-phase natural circulation circuits were studied, a 2D toroidal loop and a 3D rectangular loop, both with the same boundary conditions of: prescribed heat flux at the heater and fixed wall temperature at the cooler. The validation and verification was performed with the numerical data provided by DESRAYAUD et al. [1] and the experimental data provided by MISALE et al. [2] and KUMAR et al. [3]. An excellent agreement between the Reynolds number (Re) and the modified Grashof number (Gr{sub m}), independently of Prandtl Pr number was observed. However, the convergence interval was observed to be variable with Pr, thus indicating that Pr is a stability governing parameter for natural circulation. Multiple steady states was obtained for Pr = 0,7. Finally, the effect of inclination was studied for the 3D circuit, both in-plane and out-of-plane inclinations were verified for the steady state laminar regime. As a conclusion, the Re for the out-of-plane inclination was in perfect agreement with the correlation found for the zero inclination system, while for the in-plane inclined system the results differ from that of the corresponding vertical loop. (author)

  20. Reactors for nuclear electric propulsion

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    Buden, D.; Angelo, J.A. Jr.

    1981-01-01

    Propulsion is the key to space exploitation and power is the key to propulsion. This paper examines the role of nuclear fission reactors as the primary power source for high specific impulse electric propulsion systems for space missions of the 1980s and 1990s. Particular mission applications include transfer to and a reusable orbital transfer vehicle from low-Earth orbit to geosynchronous orbit, outer planet exploration and reconnaissance missions, and as a versatile space tug supporting lunar resource development. Nuclear electric propulsion is examined as an indispensable component in space activities of the next two decades.

  1. CHIMNEY FOR BOILING WATER REACTOR

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    Petrick, M.

    1961-08-01

    A boiling-water reactor is described which has vertical fuel-containing channels for forming steam from water. Risers above the channels increase the head of water radially outward, whereby water is moved upward through the channels with greater force. The risers are concentric and the radial width of the space between them is somewhat small. There is a relatively low rate of flow of water up through the radially outer fuel-containing channels, with which the space between the risers is in communication. (AE C)

  2. Synfuel production in nuclear reactors

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    Henning, C.D.

    Apparatus and method for producing synthetic fuels and synthetic fuel components by using a neutron source as the energy source, such as a fusion reactor. Neutron absorbers are disposed inside a reaction pipe and are heated by capturing neutrons from the neutron source. Synthetic fuel feedstock is then placed into contact with the heated neutron absorbers. The feedstock is heated and dissociates into its constituent synfuel components, or alternatively is at least preheated sufficiently to use in a subsequent electrolysis process to produce synthetic fuels and synthetic fuel components.

  3. Autonomous Control of Space Nuclear Reactors

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    Merk, John

    2013-01-01

    Nuclear reactors to support future robotic and manned missions impose new and innovative technological requirements for their control and protection instrumentation. Long-duration surface missions necessitate reliable autonomous operation, and manned missions impose added requirements for failsafe reactor protection. There is a need for an advanced instrumentation and control system for space-nuclear reactors that addresses both aspects of autonomous operation and safety. The Reactor Instrumentation and Control System (RICS) consists of two functionally independent systems: the Reactor Protection System (RPS) and the Supervision and Control System (SCS). Through these two systems, the RICS both supervises and controls a nuclear reactor during normal operational states, as well as monitors the operation of the reactor and, upon sensing a system anomaly, automatically takes the appropriate actions to prevent an unsafe or potentially unsafe condition from occurring. The RPS encompasses all electrical and mechanical devices and circuitry, from sensors to actuation device output terminals. The SCS contains a comprehensive data acquisition system to measure continuously different groups of variables consisting of primary measurement elements, transmitters, or conditioning modules. These reactor control variables can be categorized into two groups: those directly related to the behavior of the core (known as nuclear variables) and those related to secondary systems (known as process variables). Reliable closed-loop reactor control is achieved by processing the acquired variables and actuating the appropriate device drivers to maintain the reactor in a safe operating state. The SCS must prevent a deviation from the reactor nominal conditions by managing limitation functions in order to avoid RPS actions. The RICS has four identical redundancies that comply with physical separation, electrical isolation, and functional independence. This architecture complies with the

  4. Investigation of molten salt fast breeder reactor

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    Kubota, Kenichi; Enuma, Yasuhiro; Tanaka, Yoshihiko; Konomura, Mamoru; Ichimiya, Masakazu [Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Inst., Oarai, Ibaraki (Japan). Oarai Engineering Center

    2000-06-01

    Phase I of Feasibility Studies on Commercialized Fast Reactor System is being performed for two years from Japanese Fiscal Year 1999. In this report, results of the study on fluid fuel reactors (especially a molten salt fast breeder reactor concept) are described from the viewpoint of technical and economical concerns of the plant system design. In JFY1999, we have started to investigate the fluid fuel reactors as alternative concepts of sodium cooled FBR systems with MOX fuel, and selected the unique concept of a molten chloride fast breeder reactor, whose U-Pu fuel cycle can be related to both light water reactors and fast breeder reactors on the basis of present technical data and design experiences. We selected a preliminary composition of molten fuel and conceptual plant design through evaluation of technical and economical issues essential for the molten salt reactors and then compared them with reference design concepts of sodium cooled FBR systems under limited information on the molten chloride fast breeder reactors. The following results were obtained. (1) The molten chloride fast breeder reactors have inherent safety features in the core and plant performances, ad the fluid fuel is quite promising for cost reduction of the fuel fabrication and reprocessing. (2) On the other hand, the inventory of the molten chloride fuel becomes high and thermal conductivity of the coolant is inferior compared to those of sodium cooled FBR systems, then, the size of main components such as IHX's becomes larger and the amount of construction materials is seems to be increased. (3) Furthermore economical vessel and piping materials which contact with the molten chloride salts are required to be developed. From the results, it is concluded that further steps to investigate the molten chloride fast breeder reactor concepts are too early to be conducted. (author)

  5. Simulación de reactores autotérmicos Parte I: Sin reacción en la zona de alimentación.

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    López Cabanes, Antonio; Bódalo Santoyo, Antonio; Villora Cano, Gloria; García Tortosa, Remedios

    1983-01-01

    Siendo los reactores autotérmicos equipos habitualmente utilizados en procesos industriales es notoria la carencia de métodos que permitan afrontar su diseño. En el trabajo que aquí se presenta ha quedado resuelta la metodología de tal diseño que ha sido aplicada a los dos casos generales en los que alternativamente exista, o no, reacción en la zona de alimentación. En ambos casos se han planteado las ecuaciones de diseño, resuelto por medio de sendos programas de cálc...

  6. K-East and K-West Reactors

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    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Hanford's "sister reactors", the K-East and the K-West Reactors, were built side-by-side in the early 1950's. The two reactors went operational within four months of...

  7. Simulated nuclear reactor fuel assembly

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    Berta, Victor T.

    1993-01-01

    An apparatus for electrically simulating a nuclear reactor fuel assembly. It includes a heater assembly having a top end and a bottom end and a plurality of concentric heater tubes having electrical circuitry connected to a power source, and radially spaced from each other. An outer target tube and an inner target tube is concentric with the heater tubes and with each other, and the outer target tube surrounds and is radially spaced from the heater tubes. The inner target tube is surrounded by and radially spaced from the heater tubes and outer target tube. The top of the assembly is generally open to allow for the electrical power connection to the heater tubes, and the bottom of the assembly includes means for completing the electrical circuitry in the heater tubes to provide electrical resistance heating to simulate the power profile in a nuclear reactor. The embedded conductor elements in each heater tube is split into two halves for a substantial portion of its length and provided with electrical isolation such that each half of the conductor is joined at one end and is not joined at the other end.

  8. Dissecting Reactor Antineutrino Flux Calculations

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    Sonzogni, A. A.; McCutchan, E. A.; Hayes, A. C.

    2017-09-01

    Current predictions for the antineutrino yield and spectra from a nuclear reactor rely on the experimental electron spectra from 235U, 239Pu, 241Pu and a numerical method to convert these aggregate electron spectra into their corresponding antineutrino ones. In the present work we investigate quantitatively some of the basic assumptions and approximations used in the conversion method, studying first the compatibility between two recent approaches for calculating electron and antineutrino spectra. We then explore different possibilities for the disagreement between the measured Daya Bay and the Huber-Mueller antineutrino spectra, including the 238U contribution as well as the effective charge and the allowed shape assumption used in the conversion method. We observe that including a shape correction of about +6 % MeV-1 in conversion calculations can better describe the Daya Bay spectrum. Because of a lack of experimental data, this correction cannot be ruled out, concluding that in order to confirm the existence of the reactor neutrino anomaly, or even quantify it, precisely measured electron spectra for about 50 relevant fission products are needed. With the advent of new rare ion facilities, the measurement of shape factors for these nuclides, for many of which precise beta intensity data from TAGS experiments already exist, would be highly desirable.

  9. New Production Reactors Program Plan

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    1990-12-01

    Part I of this New Production Reactors (NPR) Program Plan: describes the policy basis of the NPR Program; describes the mission and objectives of the NPR Program; identifies the requirements that must be met in order to achieve the mission and objectives; and describes and assesses the technology and siting options that were considered, the Program's preferred strategy, and its rationale. The implementation strategy for the New Production Reactors Program has three functions: Linking the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of facilities to policies requirements, and the process for selecting options. The development of an implementation strategy ensures that activities and procedures are consistent with the rationale and analysis underlying the Program. Organization of the Program. The strategy establishes plans, organizational structure, procedures, a budget, and a schedule for carrying out the Program. By doing so, the strategy ensures the clear assignment of responsibility and accountability. Management and monitoring of the Program. Finally, the strategy provides a basis for monitoring the Program so that technological, cost, and scheduling issues can be addressed when they arise as the Program proceeds. Like the rest of the Program Plan, the Implementation Strategy is a living document and will be periodically revised to reflect both progress made in the Program and adjustments in plans and policies as they are made. 21 figs., 5 tabs.

  10. Research on plasma core reactors

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    Jarvis, G. A.; Barton, D. M.; Helmick, H. H.; Bernard, W.; White, R. H.

    1976-01-01

    Experiments and theoretical studies are being conducted for NASA on critical assemblies with one-meter diameter by one-meter long low-density cores surrounded by a thick beryllium reflector. These assemblies make extensive use of existing nuclear propulsion reactor components, facilities, and instrumentation. Due to excessive porosity in the reflector, the initial critical mass was 19 kg U(93.2). Addition of a 17 cm thick by 89 cm diameter beryllium flux trap in the cavity reduced the critical mass to 7 kg when all the uranium was in the zone just outside the flux trap. A mockup aluminum UF6 container was placed inside the flux trap and fueled with uranium-graphite elements. Fission distributions and reactivity worths of fuel and structural materials were measured. Finally, an 85,000 cu cm aluminum canister in the central region was fueled with UF6 gas and fission density distributions determined. These results are to be used to guide the design of a prototype plasma core reactor which will test energy removal by optical radiation.

  11. Podemos prever a taxa de cambio brasileira? Evidência empírica utilizando inteligência computacional e modelos econométricos Can we forecast Brazilian exchange rates? Empirical evidences using computational intelligence and econometric models

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    Leandro dos Santos Coelho

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available As abordagens de inteligência computacional, tais como sistemas nebulosos e redes neurais artificiais, têm-se gradualmente estabelecido como ferramentas robustas para a tarefa de aproximação de sistemas não-lineares complexos e previsão de séries temporais. Em aplicações envolvendo a área de Finanças, evidências empíricas anteriores indicam que modelos de inteligência computacional são mais precisos, dada sua maior capacidade em capturar não-linearidades e outros fatos estilizados presentes em séries financeiras. Nesse sentido, este artigo investiga a hipótese de que os modelos matemáticos de redes neurais perceptron multicamadas, redes neurais função de base radial e o sistema nebuloso Takagi-Sugeno (TAKAGI; SUGENO, 1985 são capazes de fornecer uma previsão fora-da-amostra mais acurada que os modelos auto-regressivos de médias móveis (ARMA e auto-regressivo de médias móveis supondo heterocedasticidade condicional auto-regressiva (ARMA-GARCH. O desempenho de previsão um-passo-à-frente dos modelos foi comparado utilizando-se séries de retorno da taxa de câmbio real/dólar (R$/US$ com freqüências de 15 minutos, 60 minutos, 120 minutos, diária e semanal. Resultados indicam que o desempenho dos modelos está diretamente relacionado à freqüência observada das séries. Além disso, os modelos de redes neurais obtiveram um desempenho superior em relação aos demais modelos considerados. A avaliação da estratégia de negociação estabelecida com base nas previsões geradas pelos modelos indicou que estratégias baseadas em modelos de redes neurais forneceram retornos superiores em relação àquelas baseadas em modelos ARMA e ARMA-GARCH e também em relação à estratégia buy-and-hold.Computational intelligence approaches, such as artificial neural networks and fuzzy systems, have become popular tools in approximating complicated nonlinear systems and time series forecasting. In Finance applications, there is

  12. ALGORITHMIC LOGIC TO SOLVE COMPUTATIONAL PROGRAMMING PROBLEMS: A DIDACTIC PROPOSAL / LÓGICA ALGORÍTMICA PARA LA RESOLUCIÓN DE PROBLEMAS DE PROGRAMACIÓN COMPUTACIONAL: UNA PROPUESTA DIDÁCTICA

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    Yaritza Tardo Fernández

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available The cultural, technological and eminently social character of the computer programming problems solving process, joined with the complexity and difficulties detected in their teaching, has contributed to increase the concern about the study of the processes of communication, transmission and understanding of computer programming and to attract the attention of a wide scientific community in correspondence with the growing development that this reaches at the present time. That is the reason why this paper has the objective of discover, from the didactic point of view, the integrators axes of an algorithmic logic that solves the contradiction that is revealed in the formative process between the mathematic modeling and their algorithmic systematization to empower an efficient performance of the professionals of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. In this sense a new didactic proposal is based, that consist in an algorithmic logic, in which are specified and explained those essentials processes that should be carry out to solve computer programming problems. Based on the theoretical fundaments, we concluded that these processes constitute didactics moments, required in order to solve the contradiction mentioned before.RESUMENEl carácter eminentemente social, cultural y tecnológico del proceso de resolución de problemas de programación computacional, junto a la complejidad y dificultades detectadas en su enseñanza, han contribuido a despertar la preocupación por el estudio de los procesos de comunicación, transmisión y comprensión de la Programación y a interesar a una amplia comunidad científica en correspondencia con el creciente desarrollo que ésta alcanza en la actualidad. Razón por la cual este trabajo tiene como objetivo que se develen, desde el punto de vista didáctico, los ejes integradores de una lógica algorítmica que sea contentiva de la solución a la contradicción que se revela en el proceso formativo entre la

  13. A next-generation reactor concept: The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR)

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    Chang, Y.I.

    1992-01-01

    The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is an advanced liquid metal reactor concept being developed at Argonne National Laboratory as reactor technology for the 21st century. It seeks to specifically exploit the inherent properties of liquid metal cooling and metallic fuel in a way that leads to substantial improvements in the characteristics of the complete reactor system, in particular passive safety and waste management. The IFR concept consists of four technical features: (1) liquid sodium cooling, (2) pool-type reactor configuration, (3) metallic fuel, and (4) fuel cycle closure based on pyroprocessing.

  14. A next-generation reactor concept: The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR)

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    Chang, Y.I.

    1992-07-01

    The Integral Fast Reactor (IFR) is an advanced liquid metal reactor concept being developed at Argonne National Laboratory as reactor technology for the 21st century. It seeks to specifically exploit the inherent properties of liquid metal cooling and metallic fuel in a way that leads to substantial improvements in the characteristics of the complete reactor system, in particular passive safety and waste management. The IFR concept consists of four technical features: (1) liquid sodium cooling, (2) pool-type reactor configuration, (3) metallic fuel, and (4) fuel cycle closure based on pyroprocessing.

  15. A new MTR fuel for a new MTR reactor: UMo for the Jules Horowitz reactor

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    Guigon, B. [CEA Cadarache, Dir. de l' Energie Nucleaire DEN, Reacteur Jules Horowitz, 13 - Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France); Vacelet, H. [Compagnie pour l' Etude et la Realisation de Combustibles Atomiques, CERCA, Etablissement de Romans, 26 (France); Dornbusch, D. [Technicatome, Service d' Architecture Generale, 13 - Aix-en-Provence (France)

    2003-07-01

    Within some years, the Jules Horowitz Reactor will be the only working experimental reactor (material and fuel testing reactor) in France. It will have to provide facilities for a wide range of needs: from activation analysis to power reactor fuel qualification. In this paper will be presented the main characteristics of the Jules Horowitz Reactor: its total power, neutron flux, fuel element... Safety criteria will be explained. Finally merits and disadvantages of UMo compared to the standard U{sub 3}Si{sub 2} fuel will be discussed. (authors)

  16. Annual report on JEN-1 reactor; Informe periodico del Reactor JEN-1 correspondiente al ano 1971

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    Montes, J.

    1972-07-01

    In the annual report on the JEN-1 reactor the main features of the reactor operations and maintenance are described. The reactor has been critical for 1831 hours, what means 65,8% of the total working time. Maintenance and pool water contamination have occupied the rest of the time. The maintenance schedule is shown in detail according to three subjects. The main failures and reactor scrams are also described. The daily maximum values of the water activity are given so as the activity of the air in the reactor hall. (Author)

  17. Evaluación y acreditación del profesorado, programas e instituciones educativas

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    Fuensanta Hernández Pina

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La implantación del Proceso de Bolonia para el desarrollo del Espacio Europeo de la Educación Superior (EEES ha supuesto importantes cambios estructurales y de fondo en las universidades españolas y, como consecuencia, en todo el sistema educativo español. En paralelo a estos cambios el nivel universitario se ha dotado de un sistema que garantice su calidad y su mejora continua a partir de procesos de orientación, evaluación, certificación y acreditación. Es decir, de un sistema de aseguramiento de la calidad que garantice la promoción y la calidad de las instituciones. Para el cumplimiento de la evaluación, la certificación y la acreditación, la ANECA creada en 2002, como fundación estatal, tiene como objetivo “aportar garantía externa de calidad al sistema universitario y contribuir a su mejora constante” (ANECA, 2013. Para llevar a cabo su actividad evaluadora, de certificación y de acreditación, ANECA ha puesto en marcha varios programas que cubren todo el espectro: las enseñanzas con programas como VERIFICA, MONITOR, ACREDITA y ACREDITA-Plus y MENCIÓN, la institución con el programa AUDIT y el profesorado con los programas PEP y ACADEMIA. Todos estos programas de forma integrada tratan de garantizar la calidad de la formación de sus estudiantes, la calidad de los que los imparten dichos programas y la calidad de las instituciones donde tienen lugar los programas formativos.

  18. Um estudo de simulação computacional para a análise de perfis de aprendizagem organizacional A computer simulation study for the analysis of profiles of organizational learning

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    Debora Azevedo

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta um modelo de simulação computacional que estende o modelo de aprendizagem mútua proposto por March (1991 com base no modelo SECI de Nonaka e Takeuchi (1997. Inicialmente são apresentadas considerações sobre aprendizagem organizacional e o modelo de aprendizagem mútua. Em seguida o modelo de March é revisitado, e são propostas extensões. São simulados diferentes cenários de evolução do modelo proposto, considerando as extensões, e analisados os resultados com base no referencial teórico. Finalmente, este trabalho apresenta considerações sobre a interpretação dos resultados obtidos em diferentes ambientes organizacionais, objetivando discutir a relação entre perfis de organização e aprendizagem organizacional.This paper presents a computer simulation model that extends the model of Mutual Learning proposed by March (1991 based on the SECI model presented by Nonaka and Takeuchi (1997. Initially some considerations are presented on organizational learning and the model itself. Then the model proposed by March is revisited, and extensions are proposed. Various scenarios of evolution of the model are simulated, and the proposed extensions are analyzed. The results are analyzed, based on the theoretical framework proposed. Finally, some considerations are presented on the interpretation of results obtained in different organizational environments, in order to discuss the relationship between profiles of organizations and organizational learning.

  19. Design of an Organic Simplified Nuclear Reactor

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    Koroush Shirvan

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Numerous advanced reactor concepts have been proposed to replace light water reactors ever since their establishment as the dominant technology for nuclear energy production. While most designs seek to improve cost competitiveness and safety, the implausibility of doing so with affordable materials or existing nuclear fuel infrastructure reduces the possibility of near-term deployment, especially in developing countries. The organic nuclear concept, first explored in the 1950s, offers an attractive alternative to advanced reactor designs being considered. The advent of high temperature fluids, along with advances in hydrocracking and reforming technologies driven by the oil and gas industries, make the organic concept even more viable today. We present a simple, cost-effective, and safe small modular nuclear reactor for offshore underwater deployment. The core is moderated by graphite, zirconium hydride, and organic fluid while cooled by the organic fluid. The organic coolant enables operation near atmospheric pressure and use of plain carbon steel for the reactor tank and primary coolant piping system. The core is designed to mitigate the coolant degradation seen in early organic reactors. Overall, the design provides a power density of 40 kW/L, while reducing the reactor hull size by 40% compared with a pressurized water reactor while significantly reducing capital plant costs.

  20. Monolithic reactor : Higher yield, less energy

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    Kreutzer, M.T.; Moulijn, J.A.; Kapteijn, F.; Mols, B.

    2004-01-01

    The production of margarine, the desulphurisation of crude oil, and the manufacture of synthetic diesel fuel, these are only three of the many industrial processes in which a three-phase reactor is used. Traditionally, this type of reactor is rather ill-defined. Success with a lab scale set-up is no