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  1. Algorithms bio-inspired for the pattern obtention of control bars in BWR reactors; Algoritmos bio-inspirados para la obtencion de patrones de barras de control en reactores BWR

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    Ortiz, J.J.; Perusquia, R.; Montes, J.L. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    In this work methods based on Genetic Algorithms and Systems based on ant colonies for the obtention of the patterns of control bars of an equilibrium cycle of 18 months for the Laguna Verde nuclear power station are presented. A comparison of obtained results with the methods and with those of design of such equilibrium cycle is presented. As consequence of the study, it was found that the algorithm based on the ant colonies reached to diminish the coast down period (decrease of power at the end of the cycle) in five and half days with respect to the original design what represents an annual saving of $US 100,000. (Author)

  2. Improvement to the pattern of control rods of the equilibrium cycle of 18 months for the CLV using bio-inspired algorithms; Mejora del patron de barras de control del ciclo de equilibrio de 18 meses para la CLV empleando algoritmos bio-inspirados

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    Perusquia, R.; Ortiz, J.J.; Montes, J.L. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)]. e-mail: rpc@nuclear.inin.mx

    2003-07-01

    Nowadays in the National Institute of Nuclear Research are carried out studies with some bio-inspired optimization techniques to improve the performance of the fuel cycles of the boiling water reactors of the Laguna Verde power plant (CLV). In the present work two bio-inspired techniques were applied with the purpose of improving the performance of a balance cycle of 18 months developed for the CLV: genetic algorithms (AG) and systems based on ants colonies (SCH). The design of the reference cycle it represents in several aspects an optimal cycle proposed starting from the experience of several operation decades with the boiling water reactors (BWR initials for Boiling Water Reactor) in the world. To try to improve their performance is beforehand a difficult challenge and it puts on test the feasibility of the optimization methods in the reloads design. The study of the bio-inspired techniques was centered exclusively on the obtaining of the control rod patterns (PBC) trying to overcome the capacity factor reached in the design of the reference cycle. It was fixed the cycle length such that the decrease of the coast down period would represent an increase of the capacity factor of the cycle; so that, it diminishes the annual cost associated with the capital cost of the plant. As consequence of the study, was found that the algorithm based on the ants colonies reaches to diminish the coast down period in five and half days respect to the original balance cycle, what represents an annual saving of $US 74,000. Since the original cycle was optimized, the above-mentioned, shows the ability of the SCH for the optimization of the cycle design. With the AG it was reach to approach to the original balance cycle with a coast down period greater in seven days estimating an annual penalization of $US 130,000. (Author)

  3. Modelo Bio-inspirado para el Reconocimiento de Gestos Usando Primitivas de Movimiento en Visión

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    Sandra E. Nope

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Se aborda el problema del reconocimiento de gestos usando la información de movimiento con el fin de obtener un modelo bio-inspirado para, en un futuro, utilizarlo en la programación de robots mediante el paradigma del aprendizaje por imitación. En este trabajo se extraen las primitivas de movimiento a partir de imágenes consecutivas, capturadas por una cámara web estándar. Para la programación por imitación de robots se identificó, como primera fase, el reconocimiento de gestos, en el cual es necesario resolver tres aspectos principales: La representación instantánea del movimiento, la integración temporal de dicha información y, la estrategia de clasificación. Estos tres aspectos serán tratados a lo largo de este trabajo y, en contraste con otros, la extracción del movimiento y su codificación está inspirada en el procesamiento del movimiento realizado en el cerebro de macacos. El modelo obtenido fue aplicado al reconocimiento de cuatro tipos de gestos realizados con la mano por diferentes personas. El porcentaje de aciertos varió entre 91.42% y 97.14%, utilizando diferentes estrategias estándar de clasificación. Palabras clave: Reconocimiento de gestos, modelo bio-inspirado, primitivas de movimiento, codificación del movimiento, integración temporal, visión artificial

  4. Separação cega de misturas com não-linearidade posterior utilizando estruturas monotônicas e algoritmos bio-inspirados de otimização

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    Filipe de Oliveira Pereira

    2010-01-01

    Resumo: O presente trabalho se propõe a desenvolver métodos de Separação Cega de Fontes (BSS) para modelos de mistura com Não-Linearidade Posterior (PNL). Neste caso particular, a despeito da não-linearidade do modelo, ainda é possível recuperar as fontes através de técnicas de Análise de Componentes Independentes (ICA). No entanto, há duas dificuldades maiores no emprego da ICA em modelos PNL. A primeira delas diz respeito a uma restrição sobre as funções não-lineares presentes no modelo PNL...

  5. Utilization of niching methods of genetic algorithms in nuclear reactor problems optimization; A utilizacao dos metodos de nichos dos algoritmos geneticos na otimizacao de problemas de reatores nucleares

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    Sacco, Wagner Figueiredo; Schirru, Roberto [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia. Programa de Engenharia Nuclear

    2000-07-01

    Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are biologically motivated adaptive systems which have been used, with good results, in function optimization. However, traditional GAs rapidly push an artificial population toward convergence. That is, all individuals in the population soon become nearly identical. Niching Methods allow genetic algorithms to maintain a population of diverse individuals. GAs that incorporate these methods are capable of locating multiple, optimal solutions within a single population. The purpose of this study is to test existing niching techniques and two methods introduced herein, bearing in mind their eventual application in nuclear reactor related problems, specially the nuclear reactor core reload one, which has multiple solutions. Tests are performed using widely known test functions and their results show that the new methods are quite promising, specially in real world problems like the nuclear reactor core reload. (author)

  6. Application of the MOVE algorithm for the identification of reduced order models of a core of a BWR type reactor; Aplicacion del algoritmo MOVE para la identificacion de modelos de orden reducido del nucleo de un reactor tipo BWR

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    Victoria R, M.A.; Morales S, J.B. [UNAM, DEPFI, Campus Morelos, en IMTA Jiutepec, Morelos (Mexico)]. e-mail: angelvr@gmail.com

    2005-07-01

    Presently work is applied the modified algorithm of the ellipsoid of optimal volume (MOVE) to a reduced order model of 5 differential equations of the core of a boiling water reactor (BWR) with the purpose of estimating the parameters that model the dynamics. The viability is analyzed of carrying out an analysis that calculates the global dynamic parameters that determine the stability of the system and the uncertainty of the estimate. The modified algorithm of the ellipsoid of optimal volume (MOVE), is a method applied to the parametric identification of systems, in particular to the estimate of groups of parameters (PSE for their initials in English). It is looked for to obtain the ellipsoid of smaller volume that guarantees to contain the real value of the parameters of the model. The PSE MOVE is a recursive identification method that can manage the sign of noise and to ponder it, the ellipsoid represents an advantage due to its easy mathematical handling in the computer, the results that surrender are very useful for the design of Robust Control since to smaller volume of the ellipsoid, better is in general the performance of the system to control. The comparison with other methods presented in the literature to estimate the reason of decline (DR) of a BWR is presented. (Author)

  7. The use of genetic algorithms with niching methods in nuclear reactor related problems; A utilizacao dos metodos de nichos dos algoritmos geneticos na otimizacao de problemas de reatores nucleares

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    Sacco, Wagner Figueiredo

    2000-03-01

    Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are biologically motivated adaptive systems which have been used, with good results, in function optimization. However, traditional GAs rapidly push an artificial population toward convergence. That is, all individuals in the population soon become nearly identical. Niching Methods allow genetic algorithms to maintain a population of diverse individuals. GAs that incorporate these methods are capable of locating multiple, optimal solutions within a single population. The purpose of this study is to test existing niching techniques and two methods introduced herein, bearing in mind their eventual application in nuclear reactor related problems, specially the nuclear reactor core reload one, which has multiple solutions. Tests are performed using widely known test functions and their results show that the new methods are quite promising, specially in real world problems like the nuclear reactor core reload. (author)

  8. Algoritmos genéticos

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    José Jesús Martínez Páez

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available Esta técnica se basa en el concepto de evolución a través de selección de los mejores individuos, y de los operadores genéticos de selección, reproducción y mutación. Se trata entonces, de definir un espacio de soluciones para el problema que se quiere solucionar, en una cadena de bits. A esto se le conoce como la codificación del cromosoma, donde cada bit, denominado gen  tiene cierto significado especial. Inicialmente el algoritmo genera al azar muchas de estas cadenas o seres, es decir, una población, que luego confronta can un ambiente, que es el problema solucionar o función que se quiere optimizar. De esta confrontación  o evaluación a que se somete cada ser. Se obtiene información sobre cómo se comporto cada uno. A través de métodos aleatorios, pero con probabilidad de selección proporcional a su comportamiento, es decir, a mejor comportamiento mayor probabilidad, se selecciona una nueva población de seres supuestamente mejores que la generación anterior.

  9. Sintonia de controladores DMC utilizando algoritmos geneticos

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    Daniel Santos Monasterios Morales

    1995-01-01

    Resumo: Este trabalho descreve a aplicação de um algoritmo genético para a sintonia de controladores DMC (Dynamic Matrix Control). Sintonizar um controlador DMC consiste no ajuste de certos parâmetros (horizontes de previsão e controle, ponderações nas ações de controle e nos erros das saídas em relação às respectivas referências). Este ajuste é realizado normalmente por um especialista, a partir de sua experiência anterior na utilização do algoritmo. Em vista disto, é proposta neste trabalho...

  10. Los algoritmos como instrumento de la matemática

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    Luis Roberto Ojeda Ch.

    1993-07-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de algoritmo es fundamental en múltiples campos de la actividad humana. Se relacionan en este artfculo los conceptos de función y de algoritmo para luego caracterizar un tipo especial de función: el de las recursivas. Finalmente se establece la Tesis de Alonzo Church que indica que sólo para las funciones recursivas pueden obtenerse algoritmos de evaluación.

  11. Algoritmo de aceptación diferida matricial

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    Jorge Oviedo

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo damos una versión matricial del algoritmo de aceptación diferida para el modelo de asignación (matching uno a uno. El algoritmo va modificando la matriz de preferencia de los agentes. Cuando el algoritmo se detiene se muestra que coincide con una asignación estable óptima de los agentes.

  12. Nuevos algoritmos tabulares para el análisis de LIG

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    Alonso Pardo, Miguel Ángel; Graña Gil, Jorge; Vilares Ferro, Manuel

    1999-01-01

    A partir de un algoritmo de tipo CYK se desarrolla una serie de nuevos algoritmos tabulares para el análisis de Gramáticas Lineales de Índices que incluye algoritmos ascendentes y algoritmos de tipo Earley con y sin la propiedad del prefijo válido, creando un camino evolutivo continuo en el que cada algoritmo puede ser obtenido mediante transformaciones simples del algoritmo precedente. Los nuevos algoritmos creados permiten establecer un paralelismo con los algoritmos disponibles para Gramát...

  13. Un algoritmo paralelo para el problema del conjunto independiente

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    Rafael López Bracho

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Un conjunto S de vértices de una gráfica G es independiente si no existen dos vértices de S que sean adyacentes, esto es, la subgráfica de G inducida por S no tiene aristas. En este trabajo presentaremos un algoritmo paralelo que permite la obtención de todos los conjuntos independientes maximales de una gráfica. Presentaremos los fundamentos del algoritmo y algunas propiedades derivadas de éstos. Palabras Clave: Gráfica, Conjunto Independiente, Número de Independencia, Número de Estabilidad, Algoritmo Paralelo.

  14. Un algoritmo paralelo para el problema del conjunto independiente

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    Rafael López Bracho; María Paula Ortuño Sánchez

    2009-01-01

    Un conjunto S de vértices de una gráfica G es independiente si no existen dos vértices de S que sean adyacentes, esto es, la subgráfica de G inducida por S no tiene aristas. En este trabajo presentaremos un algoritmo paralelo que permite la obtención de todos los conjuntos independientes maximales de una gráfica. Presentaremos los fundamentos del algoritmo y algunas propiedades derivadas de éstos. Palabras Clave: Gráfica, Conjunto Independiente, Número de Independencia, Número de Estabili...

  15. TOMA DE DECISIONES BASADAS EN EL ALGORITMO DE DIJKSTRA

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    Laura Méndez Martínez; Enrique Rodriguez Colina; Carolina Medina Ramírez.

    2014-01-01

    Una de las funciones que realiza un ‘Radio Cognitivo’ es la toma de decisiones sobre el espectro radioeléctrico, esto a partir del análisis que realiza de su entorno. En este trabajo de investigación, se propone un método para la toma de decisiones para la selección de una banda en el espectro radioeléctrico que cumpla con ciertos criterios requeridos para una aplicación. Esta toma de decisiones se basa en un algoritmo de búsqueda del camino más corto similar al Algoritmo de Dijkstra. Para en...

  16. Benchmark para la Evaluación de Algoritmos de Auto-ajuste de Controladores PID

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    Julio A. Romero

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este documento se propone un benchmark para la evaluación de algoritmos de auto-ajuste de controladores PID. Para ello se definen índices cuantitativos que permiten medir el comportamiento de los algoritmos, tanto durante la realización del experimento como en la fase de control. El benchmark presentado pretende ser una herramienta que permita realizar estudios comparativos entre algoritmos de auto-ajuste. Palabras clave: Benchmark, Auto-ajuste, PID

  17. Análisis de eficiencia de algoritmos

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    Lovos, Edith

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La resolución de un problema usando una computadora puede ser modelada por diferentes algoritmos. De aquí la importancia de contar con herramientas que nos permitan seleccionar el algoritmo que sea más eficiente, es decir, el que insuma menos recursos del ordenador: tiempo y memoria necesarios para su ejecución. Existen dos formas de medir la complejidad de un algoritmo: análisis teórico y análisis empírico. En este trabajo se presenta la descripción del simulador, “SIMULA-ALGO”, junto con la propuesta de uso y detalles del diseño de la interfaz. Se presenta además una fundamentación teórica sobre las ventajas del uso de la simulación como recurso pedagógico-didáctico. El simulador se propone como recurso para la enseñanza aprendizaje del análisis teórico de eficiencia de algoritmos. El mismo está destinado a alumnos de los primeros años de carreras universitarias de licenciatura en sistemas. Los contenidos considerados en el simulador, requieren, para su comprensión, del uso de procesos cognitivos analíticos. El simulador pretende optimizar estos procesos en el alumno que lo usa. Así, por ejemplo, el simulador podrá realizar procesos rutinarios en forma rápida y efectiva, permitiendo que el alumno se concentre en los procesos analíticos que requiere la tarea.

  18. TOMA DE DECISIONES BASADAS EN EL ALGORITMO DE DIJKSTRA

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    Laura Méndez Martínez

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Una de las funciones que realiza un ‘Radio Cognitivo’ es la toma de decisiones sobre el espectro radioeléctrico, esto a partir del análisis que realiza de su entorno. En este trabajo de investigación, se propone un método para la toma de decisiones para la selección de una banda en el espectro radioeléctrico que cumpla con ciertos criterios requeridos para una aplicación. Esta toma de decisiones se basa en un algoritmo de búsqueda del camino más corto similar al Algoritmo de Dijkstra. Para encontrar el camino más corto, el cual representa a la banda de frecuencia requerida, se especifican los atributos o parámetros a considerar para cada una de las bandas de acuerdo a una aplicación en particular o servicio requerido. A estos atributos o parámetros se les asignan valores es decir, pesos que determinan la prioridad e importancia para cada servicio. El algoritmo propuesto basado en Dijkstra, evalúa los parámetros del conjunto de bandas disponibles considerando el peso asignado, e indica la banda a seleccionar y que cubre con los criterios de la toma de decisiones. Se realizaron simulaciones por computadora para caracterizar los servicios identificados como mejor esfuerzo ‘Best Effort’ y tiempo real ‘Real Time’, obteniendo como resultado una latencia reducida que representa un tiempo práctico para ser implementado en un Radio Cognitivo en su toma de decisiones. Se observó también que los tiempos mostraron una mejora al ser comparados con los resultados obtenidos al implementar el Algoritmo de AHP.

  19. PROPOSICIÓN Y SIMULACIÓN DE UN ALGORITMO ADAPTATIVO PARA SISTEMAS DE ANTENAS INTELIGENTES

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    Espinosa Díaz,Perla; Villarroel González,Carlos

    2007-01-01

    En este trabajo se describen brevemente los sistemas de antenas inteligentes. Se presentan algunos algoritmos adaptativos que hacen que el sistema sea inteligente. Los algoritmos que se presentan son LMS y el RLS y serán sometidos a un análisis matemático para su posterior simulación vía MatLab. Éstos se escogen por su relación con un algoritmo híbrido desarrollado. Cada algoritmo será evaluado respecto a diferentes parámetros tales como convergencia, rapidez, estabilidad, etc

  20. Algoritmos de Programación Funcional sobre árboles

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    Gallardo López, Domingo

    2013-01-01

    En estos vídeos podrás conocer algoritmos recursivos para la construcción y procesamiento de árboles usando el paradigma de Programación Funcional. Usamos el lenguaje de programación Scheme y demostramos el funcionamiento de los algoritmos con ejemplos concretos.

  1. Estudo comparativo entre algoritmos das transformadas discretas de Fourier e Wavelet

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    Wilson Hissamu Shirado; Márcio de Abreu Moreira; Jandira Guenka Palma; Sylvio Barbon Júnior

    2015-01-01

    Este trabalho apresenta um estudo comparativo das complexidades dos algoritmos das Transformadas Discretas de Fourier, Wavelet e Transformada Rápida de Fourier. As formalizações matemáticas e algumas características dos algoritmos são apresentadas, assim como alguns conceitos de complexidade assintótica. Por fim, é realizado um ensaio prático para comparação dos algoritmos, abrangendo questões como tempo de execução, vantagens e desvantagens de cada transformada assim como avaliações a respei...

  2. Teorema de Hall y un algoritmo para detectar sistemas de representantes distintos

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    Edwin Carranza Vargas

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta dos aportes a la combinatoria aplicada el primerola relación de equivalencia de los Teoremas de Ford- Fulkerson, Menger,Köning, Dilworth y Hall, además presenta una nueva prueba al Teoremade Hall que sirve como algoritmo para detectar sistemas de representantes distintos.En cada sección se establecen generalidades de los teoremas mencionados y finalmente el algoritmo con su respectiva justificación.

  3. NUEVO ALGORITMO MULTICLASIFICADOR PARA FLUJOS DE DATOS CON CAMBIOS DE CONCEPTO

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    Ramón Osmany Ramírez Tasé

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Los algoritmos multiclasificadores se han mostrado particularmente eficientes para trabajar sobre espacios de datos grandes y complejos como los llamados flujos de datos. En estos flujos, durante la clasificación, aparecen conceptos que cambian con el tiempo, por lo que los métodos para su minería, sobre todo los  que detectan y se adaptan  a estos cambios, son importantes por su aplicación en áreas como: bioinformática, medicina, economía y finanzas, industria, medio ambiente, entre otras. La presente investigación propone un nuevo algoritmo multiclasificador que se adapta a los cambios de conceptos, tiene votación ponderada con una nueva forma para ajustar los pesos y permite variar el tipo de clasificador básico. El algoritmo fue implementado en compatibilidad y bajo las exigencias del entorno de trabajo MOA (Massive Online Analysis facilitando la comparación con otros algoritmos conocidos y la generación de bases de datos sintéticas que simulan cambios de conceptos. Para la experimentación se generaron experiencias bajo conceptos artificiales conocidos, tales como: SEA, LED, STAGGER e Hiperplano; logrando mostrar la alta capacidad de adaptación y la estabilidad del algoritmo frente a diferentes situaciones simuladas.

  4. 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...

  5. Comparación entre algoritmos recursivos e iterativos y su medición en términos de eficiencia

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    Juan de Dios Murillo Morera; Santiago Caamaño Polini

    2013-01-01

    Se llevarán a cabo comparaciones simples entre algoritmos recursivos e iterativos, para determinar el grado de eficiencia de un problema en particular. Se efectuaron pruebas de comparación y análisis utilizando tres ejemplos en ambos tipos de algoritmos, a los cuales se les aplicaron los criterios de análisis de algoritmos

  6. Algoritmo de criptografia RSA: análise entre a segurança e velocidade

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    Rafael Santos Andrade

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é abordar a relação existente entre a busca pela segurança de dados e a velocidade de codificação e decodificação do algoritmo de criptografia RSA, que utiliza um par de números inteiros como ‘chave’. Considerando o tamanho da chave como requisito de segurança, devido à dificuldade computacional de fatorar números inteiros extensos, simulamos estes processos, com o algoritmo implementado na linguagem de programação C, utilizando chaves aleatórias de 1024, 2048 e 4096 bits. Desta forma, observamos o tempo de processamento em função do tamanho das chaves, confrontando segurança e desempenho.Palavras-chave: criptografia; algoritmo RSA; segurança; desempenho.

  7. INTELIGÊNCIA ARTIFICIAL COM ENFOQUE EM ALGORITMOS GENÉTICOS

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    Renata Luiza da Costa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available A palestra aqui proposta aborda as principais técnicas de Inteligência Artificial dando enfoque maior a técnica chamada Algoritmos Genéticos, a qual é aplicada a problemas de otimização. Tal palestra aborda os fundamentos teóricos do assunto e apresenta uma aplicação prática, desenvolvida usando a Linguagem de Programação Delphi, onde o problema da Dieta tem suas respostas factíveis encontradas a partir do uso de um Algoritmo Genético.

  8. Analizando el desempeño de distintas topologías en algoritmos evolutivos distribuidos

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    Bermúdez, Carlos; Alfonso, Hugo; Salto, Carolina

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un estudio comparativo de la eficiencia de algoritmos evolutivos trabajando sobre un entorno distribuido. La distribución utilizada consistió en dividir la población global en subpoblaciones (islas) interconectadas a través de diferentes topologías. Se evaluó el desempeño de estos algoritmos a partir de la elección entre las diversas topologías implementadas, las diferentes cantidades de individuos a migrar entre las islas y la cantidad de máquinas en las que se di...

  9. Generalización del algoritmo cuántico de teleportación

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    Díaz Caro, Alejandro

    2005-01-01

    En 1993 C. Bennet, G. Brassard, C. Crepeau, R. Jozsa, A. Peres y W. Wootters[1] sugirieron un algoritmo cuántico capaz de teleportar el estado desconocido de un qubit haciendo uso de un estado de Bell. Utilizando dicho algoritmo, la teleportación de los estados de 2 o más qubits debe hacerse de a uno por vez. El problema surge cuando se quiere teleportar un estado cuántico de N-qubits que estén entangled, pues separarlos para viabilizar la teleportación implicaría perder dicha propiedad. E...

  10. Algoritmo eficiente para procesos de estimación geoestadísticos

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    Mirelis Rasúa-López

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se expone un algoritmo que permite disminuir de manera sustancial el número de operaciones usualmente requerido para realizar la estimación del valor de una variable regionalizada, a partir de los valores conocidos de la misma en un conjunto de puntos del espacio o del plano. El algoritmo puede usarse para acelerar la estimación por Kriging, o por el método de las funciones de autocorrelación permitiendo, por tanto, mayor rapidez en la generación de mapas y otros cálculos asociados

  11. Estado situacional de los algoritmos genéticos en los negocios internacionales

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    Corredor Otavo, Daniel

    2016-01-01

    La computación evolutiva y muy especialmente los algoritmos genéticos son cada vez más empleados en las organizaciones para resolver sus problemas de gestión y toma de decisiones (Apoteker & Barthelemy, 2000). La literatura al respecto es creciente y algunos estados del arte han sido publicados. A pesar de esto, no hay un trabajo explícito que evalúe de forma sistemática el uso de los algoritmos genéticos en problemas específicos de los negocios internacionales (ejemplos de ell...

  12. Partición óptima: el algoritmo de Fisher

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    José Luis Espinoza

    2012-01-01

    El algoritmo de Fisher es un algoritmo que calcula exactamente una partición óptima en k clases de un conjunto W de n individuos a los que se les ha medido una variable real v. Tal clasificación que se obtiene, aunque no es necesariamente única, es óptima respecto a v y, en el sentido de minimizar la inercia intra-clase, está formada por clases contiguas. Además, se estudia un criterio para estimar el número óptimo de clases en que puede clasificarse el conjunto de datos respecto a v. Se pres...

  13. Algoritmos evolutivos inspirados en la teoría del gen egoísta

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    Villagra, Andrea; San Pedro, María Eugenia de; Lasso, Marta Graciela; Pandolfi, Daniel

    2004-01-01

    En este trabajo se exploran dos implementaciones computacionales diferentes basadas en la teoría biológica del Gen egoísta propuesta por Richard Dawkins en 1976. Este enfoque computacional fue propuesto inicialmente por Corno et al en problemas de optimización y llamado Algoritmo del Gen Egoísta. Las modificaciones discutidas aquí tienen como objetivo mejorar la velocidad de convergencia del algoritmo introduciendo modificaciones en la estructura de la población virtual de genes y la aplicaci...

  14. Debilidad SAC en el algoritmo de cifrado en flujo RC4

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    Evaristo J. Madarro Capó

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describe una interesante vía para la detección de la existencia de entradas de colisión en el algoritmo de cifrado en flujo RC4 basado en el criterio estricto de avalancha y se discuten los resultados obtenidos en comparación con las debilidades y ataques reportados sobre el RC4 que plantean la existencia de una fuerte correlación entre los parámetros de entrada y salida del algoritmo.

  15. Debilidad SAC en el algoritmo de cifrado en flujo RC4

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    Evaristo J. Madarro Capó; Oristela Justiz Cuellar; Carlos M. Legón; Guillermo Sosa Gómez

    2017-01-01

    En este trabajo se describe una interesante vía para la detección de la existencia de entradas de colisión en el algoritmo de cifrado en flujo RC4 basado en el criterio estricto de avalancha y se discuten los resultados obtenidos en comparación con las debilidades y ataques reportados sobre el RC4 que plantean la existencia de una fuerte correlación entre los parámetros de entrada y salida del algoritmo.

  16. Propostas de algoritmos e fórmulas para planejamento cirúrgico dos estrabismos horizontais

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    ROCHA, Maria Nice Araujo Moraes

    2016-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi propor o planejamento da cirurgia para correção de estrabismos horizontais- esotropias e exotropias- através de algoritmos e fórmulas que convertem a medida do ângulo do desvio de dioptrias prismáticas para milímetros, que é usada na prática cirúrgica. Demonstrou-se a elaboração das fórmulas e fluxogramas de acordo com os fundamentos teóricos apresentados. Foi feita análise retrospectiva de 136 pacientes operados de acordo com os algoritmos e fórmu...

  17. Desarrollo de algoritmo para el estudio de estabilidad ante pequeñas perturbaciones. Parte 2. Comprobación del algoritmo

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    Lazáro Guerra Hernández

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Se comparan los resultados de la aplicación del algoritmo propuesto a un caso base con los obtenidospara diferentes regímenes y sistemas de excitación.  In the present paper authors develop a comparative study of the results obtained in a base system withthe results obtained. Different regimes and excitation systems are taken into account.

  18. 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.

  19. Algoritmos para la clasificación piramidal simbólica

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    Oldemar Rodríguez

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se define el concepto de pirámide simbólica, además se presentan dos algoritmos para generar este tipo d pirámide a partir de una matriz de datos simbólicos. El primer algoritmo (CAPS encuentra un "orden total compatible con la pirámide" de los n objetos, mientras que el segundo (CAPSO construye la pirámide a partir de un orden dado apriori en los objetos, dicho orden se recibe como entrada en el algoritmo. Ambos algoritmos, además de producir la pirámide, para cada grada encuentran el objeto simbólico asociado a cada nodo y su extensión. También se presentan los teoremas de convergencia. Palabras clave: pirámide, objeto simbólico, grada, grado de generalidad, objeto completo, componente conexa, tablas de datos simbólica.

  20. Modificaciones del algoritmo de Kornbluth y Steuer para PFLM y su implementación

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    Hernández Huelin, Mónica

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se presenta una mejora en la técnica más representativa de resolución del problema de Programación Fraccional Lineal Multiobjetivo, bajo el enfoque de la generación del conjunto eficiente: El algoritmo de Kornbluth y Steuer (1981. Benson (1985 estableció un fallo existente en este algoritmo al calcular un parámetro de vital importancia en el mismo. Sin embargo, el método alternativo que propuso Benson no resulta operativo pues se basa en la resolución de problemas paramétricos no lineales. En este trabajo, proponemos un nuevo método de cálculo de dicho parámetro, concluyendo en la creación de un algoritmo operativo aplicable a problemas reales. El algoritmo de Kornbluth y Steuer, así modificado, ha sido implementado en un programa bajo entorno Windows, de fácil utilización en problemas reales, llamado PFLMO y que aquí presentamos con un ejemplo

  1. Reactor safeguards

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    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

  2. 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

  3. Generalización de un algoritmo de inferencia basado en gramáticas de grafos

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    Jeltsch F., Eric

    1998-01-01

    Se presentó en [Je 95] un Algoritmo de Inferencia, el cual posee como entrada un conjunto finito de figuras o modelos, que se pueden representar como Grafos y como salida un tipo de Gramáticas de Grafos, llamadas Gramáticas de Reemplazo de Hiperlíneas. en [Je 96] se demostró que este Algoritmo es altamente no-determinístico. De manera que en este trabajo se presenta una generalización del Algoritmo de Inferencia y una alternativa semántica para restringir el flujo exponencial de gramáticas in...

  4. IMPLEMENTACIÓN EN HARDWARE DE UN SVPWM EN UN SOFT-CORE NIOS II PARTE II: ALGORITMO DEL SVPWM

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    Jorge Rivera

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan los detalles de la moduclación por ancho de pulso en el espacio vectorial (SVPWM por sus siglas en inglés. Primero se plantea el escenario en donde es más usado este algoritmo, es decir, en el control de motores eléctricos trifásicos. Se explica que el algoritmo del SVPWM sirve para manejar los inversores, además se indica en qué marco de referencia deben estar las acciones de control que el algortimo del SVPWM acepta, para finalmente presentar el algoritmo de una manera clara y concisa.

  5. Uso de algoritmo de otimização na determinação de tipos de animal funcional

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    MARTINS, C. E. N.; QUADROS, S. A. F. de; TRINDADE, J. P. P.; QUADROS, F. L. F. de

    2012-01-01

    O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o uso de algoritmo de otimização na determinação de tipos funcionais de animais da raça Braford para diferentes condições ambientais. Foram utilizados algoritmos específicos de otimização por meio do progama computacional SYNCSA, com o objetivo de determinar subconjuntos ótimos de atributos que definem diferentes tipos funcionais, tendo em vista a eficiência de utilização da pastagem pelos animais. Tais algoritmos estão fundamentados na definição...

  6. Algoritmos multirecombinativos aplicados al problema de ruteo de vehículos

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    Renzo Ramon Miño

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El diseño de algoritmos eficientes para resolver problemas complejos ha sido tradicionalmente uno de los aspectos más importantes en la investigación en el campo de la informática. El objetivo perseguido en este campo es fundamentalmente el desarrollo de nuevos métodos capaces de resolver problemas complejos con el menor esfuerzo computacional posible, mejorando así a los algoritmos existentes. En consecuencia, esto no sólo permite afrontar los problemas de forma más eficiente, sino afrontar tareas vedadas en el pasado debido a su alto costo computacional. Las metaheurísticas son métodos que integran procedimientos de mejora local y estrategias de alto nivel para realizar una búsqueda robusta en el espacio-problema. El problema de ruteo de vehículos es un problema de optimización combinatoria de gran importancia en diferentes entornos logísticos debido a su dificultad (NP-duros y a sus múltiples aplicaciones industriales. Se han propuestos varias soluciones a este problema haciendo uso de heurísticas y metaheurísticas. En este trabajo proponemos dos algoritmos para resolver el problema de ruteo de vehículos con capacidad limitada, utilizando como base un Algoritmo Evolutivo conocido como MCMP-SRI (Stud and Random Inmigrants combinados con Hill- Climbing. Detalles de los algoritmos y los resultados de los experimentos muestran un promisorio comportamiento para resolver el problema.

  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. Asignacion de horarios de clase basado en los ritmos de aprendizaje de los estudiantes usando un algoritmo genetico

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    Suarez Chilma, Victor F; Castrillon Gomez, Omar D; Guerrero Aguirre, Alvaro

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de esta propuesta es implementar un horario escolar que tenga en cuenta los ritmos de aprendizaje en los estudiantes de educacion primaria y secundaria, utilizando un algoritmo genetico...

  9. 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.

  10. Experimentos con dos estrategias de búsqueda implementadas en el algoritmo recocido simulado para un problema de inventario

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    Salvador Hernández González

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El principal problema en los resultados obtenidos con metaheurísticas implementadas para resolver instancias del problema de reaprovisionamiento multiproducto es el deterioro de la calidad de la solución. Se ha observadoque las implementaciones se han concentrado en los parámetros del algoritmo prestando poca atención a la estrategia para acceder a la solución vecina. En este trabajo se estudia experimentalmente una implementación del algoritmo Recocido Simulado explorando los parámetros del algoritmo, además se estudian dos esquemas de obtención de la solución vecina realizando las comparaciones con el algoritmo RAND. El estudio se realiza mediante un diseño 2 factorial sobre 2.000 instancias generadas aleatoriamente, los resultados muestran que bajo las mismas combinaciones de parámetros del algoritmo recocido simulado, el esquema de perturbar una variable a la vez proporciona resultados muy pobres ya que devuelve la solución óptima con menor frecuencia, en cambio al acceder a la solución vecina tomando en cuenta grupos de productos, se obtienen mejores resultados y el algoritmo Recocido Simulado se comporta de manera robusta frente al incremento en el tamaño del problema.

  11. Aplicação de algoritmos genéticos para sintonia de controladores

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    Paiva, Leonardo Silveira

    2010-01-01

    Mestrado em Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores Este trabalho visa propor um método de sintonia, através da aplicação de Algoritmos Genéticos, para controladores do tipo proporcional, integral e derivativo (PID). Os Algoritmos Genéticos (AGs) são uma técnica de busca estocástica, onde a procura do óptimo global é baseada no processo de evolução natural. Vários são os casos de sucesso da aplicação dos AGs em problemas de alto grau de complexidade e que apresentam regiões de grande d...

  12. Aritmética de corpos finitos : algoritmos para a fatoração polinomial

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    Ruth Noemi Noriega Sagastegui

    1996-01-01

    Este trabalho descreve algoritmos algébricos para computação em corpos de Galois GF(q), com q = pn onde pé a característica do corpo, que pode ser arbitrariamente grande. Para fundamentar esse estudo é condensada e apresentada Lo ela. a fena.menta algébrica necessári a. Os corpos ·finitos são caracterizados, é mostrado como construí-los e sua aritmética é analisada. Algoritmos determinísticos e probabilísticos são desenvolvidos para. o cálculo de raízes polinomiais e a. fatoração de polinômio...

  13. Algoritmo para el cálculo de cargas de trabajo

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    Mauricio Becerra Fernández

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el desarrollo un algoritmo para el cálculo de cargas de trabajo, soportado en el análisis de estudios similares y la teoría del estudio de métodos y tiempos. El algoritmo se propone como un elemento de soporte para el análisis del nivel trabajo asignado a un cargo específico o a un grupo de trabajadores en un área determinada, ya sea en la industria de manufactura o de servicios, lo que permita nivelar el volumen de trabajo asignado mediante la definición de diversas alternativas que promuevan el aumento de la productividad, favorezcan la mejora en el clima y las condiciones laborales.

  14. Algunas relaciones entre algoritmos y resolución de problemas

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    Jaime Fonseca González

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Como parte del estudio realizado en la tesis de maestría “Uso de algoritmos en la resolución de problemas sobre isometrías del plano. Un estudio de caso”, se han identificado diversas formas en que se relacionan los algoritmos con la resolución de problemas, no sólo como procesos mecánicos, sino como fuente de información en el planteamiento de estrategias al resolver un problema, de modo que surgen algunas maneras en que se da esta relación, ejemplificando cada una de ellas con problemas cuyo objeto matemático central son las isometrías del plano.

  15. ESTADO DEL ARTE DE SCHEDULING ALGORITHMS (ALGORITMOS DE PROGRAMACIÓN DE ENVÍO

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    Cesar Augusto Hernandez Suarez

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo presenta un estado del arte de los llamados algoritmos de programación de envío, o en inglés “scheduling algorithms” los cuales determinan el método en que un dispositivo de red envía paquetes al medio de transmisión. Estos algoritmos son importantes para la consecución de calidad de servicio en redes convergentes y la correcta comprensión de ellos es determinante para entender los fenómenos de tráfico y cumplir los requerimientos dados en los diferentes tipos de redes (Ethernet, TDM, WiMAX, Wireless, etc.

  16. Programação da Produção. Um Algoritmo

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    Roldão, Victor

    1994-01-01

    Série II A flexibilidade do sistema de produção pode ser conseguida através da redução de tempo total do ciclo e cumprir mais eficientemente prazos de entrega. O algoritmo baseia-se na programação iteractiva e sucessiva da máquina mais estrangulada e recorre à teoria dos grafos e à combinação de regras heurísticas.

  17. Algoritmos para asignación de espectro en redes de radio cognitiva

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    Cesar Hernández

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Contexto: La asignación de espectro en las redes de radio cognitiva es un aspecto clave para reducir la latencia, incrementar la tasa de datos, aumentar el ancho de banda, mejorar la capacidad y cobertura, y optimizar el uso del espectro, garantizando la calidad de servicio necesaria para aplicaciones de tiempo-real y mejor-esfuerzo.  Objetivo: Este artículo presenta una revisión sobre los algoritmos de asignación de espectro en redes de radio cognitiva, describiendo los algoritmos de asignación de espectro más relevantes y su clasificación de acuerdo con la literatura actual. Método: El desarrollo de esta revisión se realizó a partir del análisis de publicaciones recientes de corriente principal con sus respectivas citas, tratando de proveer un marco referencial de la literatura actual sobre los algoritmos de asignación de espectro en redes de radio cognitiva. Resultados: Los principales resultados determinan la importancia de una asignación de espectro inteligente, teniendo en cuenta la carga de tráfico, el comportamiento del usuario, los niveles de interferencia, la caracterización del espectro, el tipo de aplicación y la necesidad de múltiples canales de frecuencia. Conclusión: Como conclusión es importante diseñar algoritmos adaptativos que permitan hacer un uso eficiente de las porciones disponibles del espectro licenciado.

  18. Estudio e implementación de un algoritmo de image inpainting: priority belief propagation

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    Coll Mulet, Tomeu

    2009-01-01

    En este proyecto se presenta un algoritmo que permite realizar tanto image inpainting como síntesis de texturas. Image inpainting consiste básicamente en recuperar de una forma visualmente plausible, una parte o región de una imagen que ha sido voluntariamente tapada o ha sufrido pérdida de información, utilizando información proporcionada por la misma.

  19. Análisis Comparativo de Algoritmos de Minería de Subgrafos Frecuentes

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    Santiago Bianco

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Gracias a las posibilidades que ofrecen a la hora de representar información y la abstracción conceptual que permiten manejar, los grafos son ampliamente utilizados en investigaciones relacionadas con la informática. A medida que se fueron incrementando las aplicaciones de estas estructuras, la complejidad de los elementos a representar y el volumen de información manejado, aparece la necesidad de utilizar procesos eficientes para extraer información o patrones ocultos en esa gran masa de datos, por lo que se comienza a aplicar la minería de grafos. Dentro las técnicas de minería de grafos se encuentra la búsqueda de subgrafos frecuentes, utilizada para reconocer subestructuras comunes entre un conjunto de grafos. En los últimos años se han llevado a cabo varias investigaciones que resuelven este problema, generando algoritmos diversos aplicando distintos enfoques, entre los cuales se encuentran el FSG, FFSM, gSpan y GASTON. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar el comportamiento de estos algoritmos a través de distintos experimentos diseñados para identificar si existe un algoritmo superior al resto y, en caso de que no lo haya, poder definir en qué escenarios es más recomendable la elección de cada uno.

  20. CB-SMoT+: UNA EXTENSIÓN AL ALGORITMO CB-SMoT

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    FRANCISCO MORENO

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Una trayectoria es un registro de la evoluciónde la posición de un objeto móvil. Por ejemplo,un vehículo que se mueve en el espacio durante unintervalo de tiempo. Una trayectoria se representamediante una secuencia de observaciones que indicanla posición y el tiempo en el que fue tomada cadaobservación. CB-SMoT es un algoritmo que identificalas partes de una trayectoria durante las cuales elobjeto mantuvo una velocidad promedio por debajode un límite dado. En este artículo se propone unaextensión para dicho algoritmo que permite identificarlas partes de una trayectoria durante las cualesel objeto mantuvo una velocidad promedio entre observacionespor debajo de un límite dado. Esto posibilitala identificación, por ejemplo, de violacionesa un límite de velocidad que no son advertidas porel algoritmo original. Para el estudio se usó el sistemade gestión de bases de datos PostgreSQL y losalgoritmos se implementaron en su lenguaje de programación,llamado PL/pgSQL. Además, se hicieronexperimentos con 100 trayectorias de vehículos conel propósito de mostrar la utilidad y la viabilidad de lapropuesta.

  1. Algoritmo evolutivo con un operador genético sencillo aplicado al cómputo de equilibrio de fases en sistemas termodinámicos

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    Pérez Otero, Nilda; Zacur, José Luis

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un algoritmo evolutivo con un operador genético sencillo para la optimización de funciones continuas. Luego de validado, este algoritmo se aplicó en la minimización de la función de Gibbs, función termodinámica relacionada al equilibrio de fases. Finalmente se comparó el desempeño del algoritmo con un algoritmo de búsqueda tabú reportado en la literatura, empleado para el mismo fin. Tanto la validación con las funciones propuestas como benchmarks como la contrastac...

  2. Sobregeneración durante el análisis gramatical (overparsing), derivabilidad parcial, adyacencia y propagación de restricciones : el algoritmo SCP

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    Quesada Moreno, José Francisco

    1999-01-01

    La sobregeneración durante el análisis gramatical (overparsing) es un problema que afecta a la mayoría de los algoritmos de parsing para gramáticas libres de contexto. Este trabajo introduce esta noción y estudia su influencia en los algoritmos de Earley, Kay (chart) y Tomita (GLR). El segundo objetivo consiste en analizar el comportamiento del algoritmo SCP ante este problema. Básicamente, el algoritmo SCP elimina la sobregeneración gramatical mediante la aplicación de la técnica de...

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. MEJORAMIENTO DE ALGORITMO CLÁSICO DE DETECCIÓN DE COMPLEJOS QRS EN SEÑAL ELECTROCARDIOGRÁFICA IMPROVEMENT OF CLASSIC QRS COMPLEX DETECTOR ALGORITHM IN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNALS

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    Cristian Vidal Silva; Valeska Gatica Rojas; David Alegría León; Paul Arce Lillo

    2010-01-01

    ... características presentes en un detector de complejos QRS conocido como algoritmo de Hamilton-Tompkins.Se detalla cada una de las mejoras graduales realizadas en algoritmo de Holsinger, con la...

  6. Aplicación de algoritmos genéticos en la planificación de redes de telefonia celular

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    Figueroa de la Cruz, Mario M.; Zakour, José; Juarez, Gustavo; Ibarra, Daniel

    2007-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza la problemática que tiene la planificación celular considerando el crecimiento y la evolución hacia nuevas tecnologías proponiendo como alternativa de planificación el uso de algoritmos de Inteligencia Artificial como son los Algoritmos Genéticos.

  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. Algoritmos de Búsqueda Dispersa aplicados a problemas de Optimización Discreta

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    Christian Luis Soria

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available La obtención de soluciones óptimas para muchos problemas de optimización, en el campo científico e industrial es intratable. Esto significa que un método exacto necesita un tiempo polinomial para garantizar la optimalidad de la solución. Esta clase de problemas denominados NP-duros, requieren de métodos que garanticen soluciones de alta calidad en un tiempo razonable aunque no garantice encontrar una solución óptima global. A éstos últimos se los denomina métodos aproximados o heurísticos, y dentro de ellos encontramos a las metaheurísticas. La Búsqueda Dispersa es una metaheurística que pertenece a la familia de los llamados Algoritmos evolutivos, los cuales se distinguen por estar basados en la combinación de un conjunto de soluciones. Si bien fue originalmente introducido a fines de los setenta, recientemente es cuando ha sido utilizado en numerosos problemas con gran éxito. La Búsqueda Dispersa proporciona un marco flexible que permite el desarrollo de diferentes implementaciones con distintos grados de complejidad. El objetivo del trabajo es presentar y comparar dos versiones de algoritmos de búsqueda dispersa aplicando un completo análisis estadístico. Se pretende estudiar el comportamiento de estos algoritmos en la solución de un conjunto de problemas de optimización. De los resultados obtenidos se determina que la segunda versión propuesta es la más adecuada para resolver el conjunto de problemas planteados.

  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. Mejoras en eficiencia y eficacia de algoritmos evolutivos para aprendizaje supervisado

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    Giráldez Rojo, Raúl

    2004-01-01

    Los algoritmos evolutivos conforman una de las más importantes familias de modelos computacionales con aplicación en el campo del aprendizaje automático, cuya validez y efectividad han sido ampliamente estudiada en la bibliografía. Enmarcada dentro del área del aprendizaje supervisado, esta tesis doctoral tiene como objetivo fundamental el desarrollo de diversos métodos algorítmicos dirigidos hacia la mejora de este tipo de técnicas para la generación de reglas de decisión. Se pretende reduci...

  11. Estudio de Algoritmos 2-Deslizantes Aplicados al Control de Pilas de Combustible

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    Cristian Kunusch

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se hace un estudio comparativo de tres diferentes técnicas de control por modo deslizante de segundo orden, aplicadas al problema específico del control de respiración de una pila de combustible PEM. Los algoritmos diseñados se contrastan por simulación utilizando el modelo completo del sistema, poniendo particular énfasis en la respuesta transitoria y la robustez frente a perturbaciones. Palabras clave: Pilas de Combustible, Control no lineal, Modo Deslizante

  12. Algoritmos heurísticos y aplicaciones a métodos formales

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    Rabanal Basalo, Pablo

    2011-01-01

    Los algoritmos de optimización basados en búsquedas locales recorren el espacio de soluciones tratando de conseguir una buena solución en un tiempo razonable para minimizar o maximizar un valor y tratando de evitar quedarse estancado en mínimos o máximos locales. Parten de una solución y la modifican aplicando ciertos operadores para calcular soluciones vecinas que mejoren la calidad de la solución inicial. Estas técnicas de búsqueda se aplican a problemas NP-completos en los que el espacio d...

  13. Cómo funciona Google? El algoritmo pagerank, diagramas de grafos y cadenas de Markov

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    Barriola, Juan Manuel; Dotta, Milena

    2014-01-01

    Los motores de búsqueda en Internet han evolucionado considerablemente en el último tiempo. En el presente trabajo se pretende explicar el funcionamiento del algoritmo PageRank de Google en su versión más elemental. Se utiliza la teoría de grafos para brindar una representación de la red de páginas de Internet con diagramas de grafos y sus matrices asociadas. Por otra parte, al concebir la búsqueda web como un fenómeno aleatorio, la misma se puede abordar mediante los conceptos de Cadenas de ...

  14. Evaluación de algoritmos de ruteo en redes de computadoras

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    Gagliardi, Edilma Olinda; Berón, Mario; Hernández Peñalver, Gregorio

    2003-01-01

    En este trabajo, se presenta una línea de investigación que se encarga del análisis de algoritmos de ruteo de paquetes en una red de computadoras. Nuestra herramienta trabaja en la capa de aplicación dentro de un protocolo de redes, obteniendo una colección de métricas que determinan el mejor ruteo de paquetes en cada momento. Presentamos los aspectos más relevantes del diseño de la herramienta, sus alcances y futuras etapas en este proyecto, como así también enlaces de interés.

  15. Implementaci??n de algoritmos en hardware: de la puerta NAND al bucle FOR

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    D??az Alonso, Javier

    2013-01-01

    En este art??culo se describe el trabajo a realizar en la asignatura de Implementaci??n de algoritmos Hardware dentro de las titulaciones de grado en Ingenier??a Inform??tica (especialidad de Ingenier??a de Computadores) y de grado en Ingenier??a de Tecnolog??as de Telecomunicaci??n de la Universidad de Granada. Motivaremos y contextualizaremos la asignatura, explicando a los estudiantes por qu?? este conocimiento es ??til y conveniente como parte de su especializaci??n. Describiremos los con...

  16. Algoritmo de reunión espacio-temporal usando estructura 3DR-tree podada

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    Diaz, Anibal Jorge; Gutiérrez Retamal, Gilberto A.; Gagliardi, Edilma Olinda

    2007-01-01

    La consulta de reunión (join) es una de las operaciones fundamentales en un Sistema de Administración de Bases de Datos (DBMS). Debido a que los (DBMS) modernos han incorporado nuevos tipos de bases de datos (temporal, espacial, entre otros), se ha hecho necesario contar con nuevos algoritmos para procesar consultas de reunión en esas áreas. Actualmente las bases de datos espacio-temporales han ido cobrando mayor importancia debido a la amplia variedad de aplicaciones que requieren procesar l...

  17. Los algoritmos genéticos y el método de generación y prueba

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    Luis Roberto Ojeda Ch.

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo pretende mostrar dos paradigmas de solución de problemas en inteligencia artificial. Los algoritmos genéticos han tomado una posición destacada en los últimos tiempos y el método de generación y prueba, cuyo perfil se aproxima al fundamento de los algoritmos genéticos constituye la forma de diseño de DENDRAL, un producto ampliamente reconocido en IA. Se desea mostrar que ambos paradigmas se ubican naturalmente dentro de las expectativas de la inteligencia artificial.

  18. Aportación al análisis de espectros de radiación: estructuras y algoritmos

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    Díaz Martín, Juan Carlos

    2015-01-01

    A lo largo del presente trabajo se investiga la viabilidad de la descomposición automática de espectros de radiación gamma por medio de algoritmos de resolución de sistemas de ecuaciones algebraicas lineales basados en técnicas de pseudoinversión. La determinación de dichos algoritmos ha sido realizada teniendo en cuenta su posible implementación sobre procesadores de propósito específico de baja complejidad. En el primer capítulo se resumen las técnicas para la detección y ...

  19. ALGORITMO PARA OPTIMIZAR Y DISEÑAR UN FILTRO ADAPTATIVO DE CORRELACIÓN

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    J. Angel González F.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La manera tradicional de diseñar filtros de correlación para el reconocimiento de patrones es optimizando diferentes criterios, aunque también es posible mejorar algunos criterios empleando el concepto de adaptabilidad. Este concepto propone utilizar la información conocida de los objetos involucrados en el diseño del filtro. En este trabajo se expone un algoritmo para optimizar un filtro de reconocimiento con un buen desempeño para una escena en particular; es decir, con un conjunto de patrones y un fondo fijo que se desea rechazar. Con la ayuda de un algoritmo iterativo se generan imágenes de rechazo a partir de una imagen fondo; estas imágenes de rechazo, en conjunto con las imágenes de los objetos de referencia, son utilizadas para la construcción de un filtro adaptativo. Se utiliza la capacidad de discriminación como medida de desempeño y de optimización.

  20. Identificación Inteligente de un Proceso Fermentativo Usando el Algoritmo GMDH Modificado

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    F. Hernández

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se aborda, de manera particular, un método para el diseño del algoritmo conocido como Group Method of Data Handling, GMDH, típico con lazo recurrente. Una modificación en una de sus fases de entrenamiento permite ampliar el número de variables utilizadas en cada capa y con ello el área de regresión. Consecuentemente se puede obtener una estructura optimizada en sí misma de mayor complejidad, posibilitando la aparición de lazos recurrentes en las capas intermedias. Lo anterior permite una reducción del error en la modelación de procesos no lineales de lento comportamiento, como el crecimiento celular en biorreactores. El modelo se probó en una fermentación tipo feed-batch de la levadura Pichia pastoris. La estabilidad y capacidad de generalización es demostrada. El método propuesto es comparado con el GMDH típico recurrente y con otras estructuras de redes neuronales clásicas. Palabras clave: redes neuronales, recurrente, algoritmo genético, modelación, fermentación

  1. APLICAÇÃO DO ALGORITMO DA SEPSE POR ENFERMEIROS NA UNIDADE DE TERAPIA INTENSIVA

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    Paula Pedroso Peninck

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La sepsis es un síndrome clínico con respuesta inflamatoria sistémica asociada con foco infeccioso, que puede determinar la disfunción o falencia de múltiples órganos. Los objetivos fueron verificar la aplicación del algoritmo de la sepsis en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos y crear una guía de asistencia para enfermeros. Estudio exploratorio, descriptivo, con enfoque cuantitativo. Se desarrolló un instrumento de recopilación de datos basado en la literatura pertinente, sometido, corregido y validado. La muestra fue de 20 enfermeros de unidades de cuidados intensivos. Se obtuvo desempeño satisfactorio de los enfermeros, pero algunas cuestiones no alcanzaron 50% de aciertos. Se señala la importancia de que más profesionales conozcan y apliquen correctamente el algoritmo de la sepsis. Se creó una guía de asistencia de enfermería al paciente séptico, basado en dificultades ante variables aplicadas en la investigación y pertinencia literaria.

  2. Implementación de un algoritmo de búsqueda de posiciones de equilibrio ponderado

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    Rodrigo, Javier

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta ponencia se presenta un algoritmo que determina las posiciones de equilibrio en un juego de competición política entre dos partidos representados en el plano de políticas por dos puntos. Para modelar una situación que se ajuste lo más posible a la realidad política de los diferentes países, se considera que los votantes están distribuidos en tipos posicionados en el plano por puntos que representan sus preferencias políticas y que dichos tipos no están equidistribuidos (se les asigna un peso. El estudio teórico de la existencia y unicidad de posiciones de equilibrio en el sentido clásico de Nash se hace aplicando herramientas geométricas como son los cierres convexos. El algoritmo de búsqueda de dichas posiciones de equilibrio cuando existen, se implementa en un caso práctico de la política en España, basado en el estudio 2742 (BARÓMETRO NOVIEMBRE 2007 realizado por el CIS.

  3. GENERALIZACIÓN ALGEBRAICA DE LA DFC: REFLEXIONES POR MEDIO DE UN ALGORITMO ALGEBRAICO

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    Antonio Geloneze Neto

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available La Demostración de Flujos de Caja (DFC pasó a ser un informe obligatorio por la contabilidad a partir del 1 de enero de 2008 para todas las empresas de capital abierto o con patrimonio líquido superior a dos millones de rea¬les y, de esa forma, se torna otro importante informe para la toma de decisiones gerenciales. Este trabajo tiene por objetivo proponer una generalización algébrica para la DFC. Papeles de trabajo pueden contribuir para cerrar una laguna didáctica en la enseñanza de la DFC y producir el método indirecto y el método directo, lado a lado con su equivalencia destacada, en una misma matriz por medio de algoritmos algebraicos. La pesquisa es de naturale¬za normativa y enfatiza el carácter transversal entre la Contabilidad y la Matemática, mostrando que los informes contables y sus estructuras pueden ser vistos como matrices y sujetos a deducciones algebraicas sobre los eventos registrados por medio de las partidas dobles. Como resultado, se pudo demostrar un algoritmo matemático con matrices y sub-matrices y un guión en el formato de papeles de trabajo, compatibles con las orientaciones norma¬tivas para la DFC en la legislación brasileña, que permite una DFC clara, segura y efectiva.

  4. Generalización algebraica de la DFC: reflexiones por medio de un algoritmo algebraico

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    Antonio Geloneze Neto

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La Demostración de Flujos de Caja (DFC pasó a ser un informe obligatorio por la contabilidad a partir del 1 deenero de 2008 para todas las empresas de capital abierto o con patrimonio líquido superior a dos millones de realesy, de esa forma, se torna otro importante informe para la toma de decisiones gerenciales. Este trabajo tiene porobjetivo proponer una generalización algébrica para la DFC. Papeles de trabajo pueden contribuir para cerrar unalaguna didáctica en la enseñanza de la DFC y producir el método indirecto y el método directo, lado a lado consu equivalencia destacada, en una misma matriz por medio de algoritmos algebraicos. La pesquisa es de naturalezanormativa y enfatiza el carácter transversal entre la Contabilidad y la Matemática, mostrando que los informescontables y sus estructuras pueden ser vistos como matrices y sujetos a deducciones algebraicas sobre los eventosregistrados por medio de las partidas dobles. Como resultado, se pudo demostrar un algoritmo matemático conmatrices y sub-matrices y un guión en el formato de papeles de trabajo, compatibles con las orientaciones normativaspara la DFC en la legislación brasileña, que permite una DFC clara, segura y efectiva.

  5. El algoritmo HyRPNI y una aplicación en bioinformática

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    Gloria Inés Alvarez V.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Proponemos un algoritmo de inferencia gramatical para lenguajes regulares que permite ahorrar cómputo al usar dos criterios diferentes para elegir los estados a ser procesados, un criterio se usa en la primera fase del proceso de inferencia (al principio y el otro en el resto del proceso. Realizamos experimentos para observar el desempeño del algoritmo, para aprender sobre el tamaño ideal de su primera fase y para mostrar su aplicación en la solución de un problema específico en bioinformática: la predicción de sitios de corte en poliproteínas codificadas por virus de la familia Potyviridae./ We propose a grammar inference algorithm for regular languages which saves computational cost by using two different criteria to choose states to be processed: one in the first phase of the inference process (the beginning and another for the rest of the process. We applied experiments to observe performance of the algorithm, to learn about the best size of its first phase and to show results of its application to solve a specific problem in Bioinformatics: the cleavage site prediction problem in polyproteins encoded by viruses of the Potyviridae family.

  6. Software para la enseñanza-aprendizaje de algoritmos estructurados

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    Arellano Pimentel, J. Jesús

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente existen diversas herramientas de software que sirven como recurso didáctico en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de algoritmos estructurados a nivel superior. Sin embargo, la gran mayoría solo hace énfasis en el diseño y prueba de los algoritmos. En el presente trabajo se propone un nuevo software, con base en la heurística de resolución de problemas de Polya, que da soporte a las fases de análisis y planteamiento del problema, además del diseño y traza completa de la prueba. Se realiza un análisis cualitativo entre el software propuesto y otras tres herramientas ampliamente utilizadas a nivel superior. La estructura y funcionalidad del software propuesto contribuye a que el estudiante adquiera, practique y ejercite la capacidad de resolver problemas de forma metódica a través de soluciones algorítmicas estructuradas.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Paralelización del Algoritmo Criptográfico GOST Empleando el Paradigma de Memoria Compartida

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    Marlis Fulgueira-Camilo

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo refiere el proceso de paralelización del algoritmo criptográfico GOST. La investigación realizada persigue como objetivo, reducir el tiempo de ejecución del algoritmo. El estudio no se encuentra enfocado al análisis de fortaleza del algoritmo criptográfico, donde se hace énfasis es en el método empleado para disminuir el tiempo de ejecución de los procesos cifre y descifre. Para ello se realiza un diseño paralelo basado en la metodología de Ian Foster, el cual es aplicado a dos implementaciones usando técnicas como: OpenMP y CUDA. Las comparaciones realizadas teniendo en cuenta, tanto al algoritmo secuencial como las implementaciones paralelas, demuestran una significativa reducción de tiempo, sin importar la técnica empleada. El mejor resultado se logra empleando CUDA.

  10. ALGORITMO MEMÉTICO PARA RESOLVER EL PROBLEMA DE ENRUTAMIENTO DE VEHÍCULOS CON CAPACIDAD LIMITADA

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    Juan Rodrigo Jaramillo Posada

    Full Text Available El diseño de rutas eficientes para vehículos que visitan un número importante de destinos es un factor crítico para la competitividad de muchas compañías. El diseño de dichas rutas se conoce como el problema de enrutamiento de vehículos. El enrutamiento de vehículos hace parte de una categoría de problemas conocida como NP-Difícil. Dado que el enrutamiento de vehículos es NP-Difícil, los diseños de rutas se hacen por medio de algoritmos de aproximación denominados metaheurísticos. El presente trabajo presenta un algoritmo memético que evoluciona utilizando un mecanismo inspirado en las mutaciones de los virus. Adicionalmente, el algoritmo utiliza la Búsqueda Tabú como mecanismo de intensificación. El algoritmo se evaluó utilizando un conjunto de reconocidas instancias de la literatura obteniendo resultados altamente favorables.

  11. Algoritmo para el cálculo de la velocidad media óptima en una ruta (ASGA

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    V. Corcoba Magaña

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se propone un algoritmo para obtener la velocidad media óptima para ahorrar combustible y mejorar la seguridad. El algoritmo propuesto se basa en los algoritmos genéticos. El algoritmo emplea información sobre el entorno, la carretera y el vehículo para obtener la velocidad media que minimice el consumo de combustible sin incrementar drásticamente la duración del trayecto. Además, el algoritmo propuesto mejora la seguridad ya que adecua la velocidad a las condiciones de la vía. La información sobre el entorno se obtiene de servicios web y la información sobre el vehículo se obtiene a través del puerto OBD2. El algoritmo es validado en situaciones reales con incidentes de tráfico y sin ellos. Por otra parte, se analiza el impacto de la velocidad media y los incidentes de tráfico en las aceleraciones y su influencia en el consumo de combustible. Abstract: This paper proposes an algorithm for obtaining the optimal average speed to save fuel and improve safety. The proposed algorithm is based on genetic algorithms. The algorithm uses information about the environment, the road and the vehicle for obtaining the optimal average speed which it minimizes fuel consumption without dramatically increasing the travel time. Moreover, the proposed algorithm improves safety adapting vehicle speed to road conditions. The environment information is obtained from web services and vehicle information is obtained through the OBD2 port. The algorithm is validated in situations with and without incidents. In addition, we analyze the impact of the average speed and acceleration incidents and their impact on fuel consumption. Palabras clave: Conducción eficiente, Sistemas de ayuda a la conducción, Algoritmos Genéticos, Android, Sistemas Inteligentes de Transporte., Keywords: Eco-driving, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Genetic Algorithms, Android, Intelligent Transport System.

  12. Filtrado adaptativo multicanal para control local de campo sonoro basado en algoritmos de proyección afín.

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    Ferrer Contreras, Miguel

    2011-01-01

    Esta Tesis doctoral se ha centrado en el desarrollo e implementación de algoritmos eficientes multicanal, basados en el algoritmo de proyección afín, aplicados al control activo de ruido. Para abordar esta cuestión primeramente se han estudiado diferentes algoritmos eficientes de proyección afín que han sido analizados y validados mediante simulación, finalizando con la implementación, en un recinto, de un sistema real de control activo de ruido multicanal ejecutado en un DSP controlado por d...

  13. Aplicaci??n de las materias de Ingenier??a de Computadores en la mejora de los Algoritmos Mem??ticos y Metaheur??sticas en general

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    Palacios L??pez, Fernando; Chamorro Padial, Jorge

    2015-01-01

    En el presente art??culo analizamos la aplicaci??n de los conocimientos adquiridos en las diferentes asignaturas relacionadas con la Ingenier??a de Computadores que componen el Grado en Ingenier??a Inform??tica con el uso de metaheur??sticas que se imparten en la especialidad de Computaci??n y Sistemas Inteligentes, haciendo especial enfoque en los Algoritmos Evolutivos. Nos centraremos en los Algoritmos Mem??ticos, comparando su rendimiento frente a los Algoritmos Gen??ticos. Finalment...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Un nuevo algoritmo para la optimación de estructuras: el recocido simulado

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    Vázquez Espí, Mariano

    1995-04-01

    método de resolución, salvo para ciertos casos particulares en los que la función y sus variables satisfacen condiciones específicas (continuidad, diferenciabilidad, etc.. En numerosos casos de índole práctica no se dan tales condiciones y, en consecuencia, la solución al problema se aproxima, existiendo para ello una variedad de métodos heurísticos. El recocido simulado es un algoritmo de aproximación a la solución óptima, fundado en una analogía con el comportamiento de sistemas termodinámicos simples y viene siendo utilizado en ciertos problemas de ingeniería. El presente trabajo muestra cómo usarlo en la teoría de estructuras, señalando sus ventajas (universalidad así como sus inconvenientes (lentitud. Para ello, se describen brevemente los distintos problemas de la teoría de estructuras, así como aspectos fundamentales de la teoría de algoritmos. Con mayor detalle, se describe la forma matemática del algoritmo de recocido. En ambos casos se emplea un problema paradigmático de optimación: el del viajante de comercio. Finalmente, se muestra el empleo del algoritmo para "aproximar" formas óptimas de cerchas isostáticas.

  17. Algoritmo para detección de vibraciones anormales en maquinarias utilizando la transformada wavelet

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    Osorio Sánchez, Arturo

    2006-01-01

    En esta tesis se presenta un análisis de vibraciones mecánicas utilizando la transformada wavelet, proponiéndose un algoritmo de detección basado en la comparación, correlación y regresión de los coeficientes wavelet o detalles y los de escalamiento o aproximación obtenidos de la señal de vibración. Se define una función de detección, dando por resultado un valor de detección que al compararse con un parámetro límite obtenido empíricamente, clasifica la vibración como nor...

  18. ALGORITMO PARA DISEÑAR LÍNEAS DE TRANSMISIÓN CON CABLES PROTECTORES SEGMENTADOS

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    Héctor Silvio Llamo Laborí

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available En las líneas de transmisión a voltajes de 220 kV y mayores, el valor de las pérdidas en loscables protectores puede justificar económicamente su segmentación para reducirlas a cero.Se presentan los resultados y las características de un algoritmo para diseñar o comprobar eldiseño de esquemas de cables protectores segmentados a partir de calcular el voltaje máximoinducido electromagnéticamente en los mismos.  In the 220 kV and higher transmission lines, the lost value in the ground wires can justifieseconomically its segmentation to reduce it to zero.Are presented the characteristics and results of an algorithm to design or test the schemesof segmented ground wires calculating the electromagnetic voltage induced on it.

  19. Comparação de algoritmos para alocação de infraestruturas virtuais

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    Denivy Braiam Ruck

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Com o surgimento da Computação em Nuvem, empresas passaram a adotá-la em virtude das diversas vantagens que apresenta, como por exemplo, baixo investimento inicial e alta escalabilidade. Nesse contexto, um provedor de Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS oferece recursos computacionais a seus clientes de forma virtualizada, que, por sua vez, podem realizar a solicitação de máquinas virtuais para implantar e disponibilizar suas aplicações. Uma proposta recente incrementou os serviços do provedor IaaS, possibilitando alocar uma rede de máquinas e roteadores virtuais interconectados por canais virtuais, ou seja, uma Infraestrutura Virtual (IV. Porém, a tarefa de alocar IVs sobre o substrato físico é complexa, caracterizada como um problema NP-Díficil, no qual algoritmos ótimos são impraticáveis em cenários reais (o tempo para encontrar uma solução ótima é exponencial. Tendo em vista esse fato, este trabalho estende o simulador CloudSim, implementando quatro algoritmos on-line para a alocação de recursos, comparando as métricas: taxa de aceitação, utilização do substrato computacional e distância entre os recursos virtuais. Tais métricas representam as perspectivas dos provedores e dos usuários requisitantes.

  20. 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…

  1. Un Algoritmo Genético Especializado en Planeamiento de Redes de Distribución. Parte I. Fundamentos Técnicos del Algoritmo; A specialized Genetic Algorithm in Distribution Network planning. Part I. Algorithm Bases

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    Raúl Nicolás Carvajal Pérez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La planificación de redes eléctricas de distribución utilizando técnicas naturales es un tema de actualidad científica. Se destacan entre estas técnicas los algoritmos genéticos. El problema del planeamiento se representa mediante modelos matemáticos de gran cantidad de restricciones. Su solución aconseja la utilización de algoritmos genéticos especializados. Aquí se presenta un algoritmo genético de este tipo elaborado por el autor para realizar estudios de expansión y reconfiguracion de redes. Se explican los procedimientos elaborados y la magnitud de los parámetros generales a partir del trabajo experimental.  The distribution network planning using natural techniques is an actual scientific thematic; specially Genetic Algorithms. The representative mathematical model in this case has a lot of restrictions. In this paper is presented a specialized genetic algorithm to realize distribution network expansion studies. The author explains the basic procedures and experimental work to determine the general parameters magnitude.

  2. 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.

  3. Un algoritmo lingüístico-estadístico para resumen automático de textos especializados

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    Iria Da Cunha

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un nuevo algoritmo de resumen automático de textos especializados, en concreto del dominio médico, que aúna estrategias lingüísticas y estadísticas. La novedad del artículo radica en la correcta combinación de dichas estrategias de cara a demostrar que los sistemas híbridos pueden obtener mejores resultados que los sistemas estadísticos o lingüísticos por sí solos. Se aplica el algoritmo sobre un corpus de textos médicos y se evalúa siguiendo el protocolo de NIST y utilizando el paquete Rouge. Se obtienen excelentes resultados en comparación con otros sistemas y se observa que los resúmenes realizados son muy similares a los de los especialistas del dominio.

  4. MULTIOBJECTIVE EVOLUTIONARY ALGORITHMS APPLIED TO MICROSTRIP ANTENNAS DESIGN ALGORITMOS EVOLUTIVOS MULTIOBJETIVO APLICADOS A LOS PROYECTOS DE ANTENAS MICROSTRIP

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    Juliano Rodrigues Brianeze

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This work presents three of the main evolutionary algorithms: Genetic Algorithm, Evolution Strategy and Evolutionary Programming, applied to microstrip antennas design. Efficiency tests were performed, considering the analysis of key physical and geometrical parameters, evolution type, numerical random generators effects, evolution operators and selection criteria. These algorithms were validated through design of microstrip antennas based on the Resonant Cavity Method, and allow multiobjective optimizations, considering bandwidth, standing wave ratio and relative material permittivity. The optimal results obtained with these optimization processes, were confirmed by CST Microwave Studio commercial package.Este trabajo presenta tres de los principales algoritmos evolutivos: Algoritmo Genético, Estrategia Evolutiva y Programación Evolutiva, aplicados al diseño de antenas de microlíneas (microstrip. Se realizaron pruebas de eficiencia de los algoritmos, considerando el análisis de los parámetros físicos y geométricos, tipo de evolución, efecto de generación de números aleatorios, operadores evolutivos y los criterios de selección. Estos algoritmos fueron validados a través del diseño de antenas de microlíneas basado en el Método de Cavidades Resonantes y permiten optimizaciones multiobjetivo, considerando ancho de banda, razón de onda estacionaria y permitividad relativa del dieléctrico. Los resultados óptimos obtenidos fueron confirmados a través del software comercial CST Microwave Studio.

  5. Algoritmo urza para el análisis de sensibilidad en problemas de programación lineal

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    Zamanillo Elguezabal, Ibon; Uría Aróstegui, Victor; Larrañaga Lesaca, Jesús M.

    2004-01-01

    Este artículo menciona que el algoritmo pretende llenar un hueco existente en los análisis de sensibilidad de la Programación Lineal. Estos análisis abarcan tradicionalmente a todos los coeficientes del sistema excepto a los coeficientes técnicos de las variables de la BASE, debido a la dificultad de calcular la inversa de ésta cuando se ha introducido un parámetro en uno de sus elementos.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. Algoritmo de entrenamiento ó ptimo para diseñar una memoria asociativa de diagnóstico de fallas

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    José A. Ruz Hernández

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este artículo, los autores presentan un nuevo enfoque de síntesis para entrenar memorias asociativas implementadas con redes neuronales recurrentes. Los pesos de la red recurrente se determinan como la soluci ón óptima de la combinación lineal de vectores soporte. El algoritmo de entrenamiento propuesto maximiza el margen entre los patrones de entrenamiento y la superficie de decisi ón. El problema de diseño considera: 1 la obtención de los pesos por medio del algoritmo de hiperplano óptimo utilizado para máquinas de vector soporte y 2 la obtención de las condiciones para reducir el número total de memorias espurias. El nuevo algoritmo desarrollado se utiliza para diseñar una memoria asociativa que diagnostique fallas en centrales termoeléctricas. Palabras clave: Memoria asociativa, red neuronal recurrente, máquinas de vector soporte, hiperplano óptimo, detección y diagnóstico de fallas, central termoeléctrica

  10. Aplicativo para análise comparativa do comportamento de algoritmos de ordenação

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    João Paulo Folador

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta uma ferramenta prática de auxílio pedagógico para demonstrar o comportamento de alguns algoritmos de ordenação. Nesse contexto, foram estudados e confrontados os algoritmos: bubble sort, merge sort, quick sort e o shell sort, de modo a ordenar uma matriz de elementos variáveis. Na aplicação desenvolvida é permitido ao usuário configurar a quantidade de elementos da matriz a serem ordenados, quais métodos serão utilizados, a quantidade de ciclos somados e, o resultado final, é mostrado por meio de um gráfico, comparando os métodos aplicados. Ainda, como saída do processo de ordenação, são mostrados: o tempo médio de execução, o desvio padrão, o tempo mínimo e o tempo máximo gasto para ordenar os elementos da matriz. Desse modo, essa aplicação de apoio didático torna-se prática para testes feitos pelos alunos nas disciplinas que envolvem o estudo de algoritmos de ordenação facilitando, assim, o processo de aprendizagem.

  11. Diseño e integración de algoritmos criptográficos en sistemas empotrados sobre FPGA

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    Alejandro Cabrera Aldaya

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se integran implementaciones hardware de algoritmos criptográficos a la biblioteca OpenSSL la cual es utilizadapor aplicaciones sobre el sistema operativo Linux para asegurar redes TCP/IP. Los algoritmos implementados son el AES y las funciones resumen SHA-1 y SHA-256. Estos algoritmos son implementados como coprocesadores del procesador MicroBlaze utilizando interfaces FSL para el intercambio de datos entre ellos. Estos coprocesadores son integrados dentro de la biblioteca OpenSSL considerando la naturaleza multitarea del sistema operativo Linux, por lo que se selecciona un mecanismo de sincronización para controlar el acceso a estos dispositivos. Además son presentados los resultados de velocidad alcanzados por los coprocesadores integrados en la biblioteca utilizando la herramienta speed de la misma. Finalmente es presentado el impacto de estos coprocesadores en la velocidad de transmisión a través de una red privada virtual utilizando la herramienta OpenVPN.

  12. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce

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    Fernando de Jesus Moreira Junior; Rafael Tezza; Dalton Francisco de Andrade; Antonio Cezar Bornia

    2013-01-01

    O presente artigo propõe um algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado baseado na teoria da resposta ao item, desenvolvido para estimar o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce. Cinco algoritmos baseados no critério da máxima informação foram desenvolvidos e testados via simulação. O algoritmo com o melhor desempenho foi aplicado nos dados reais de 361 sites de e-commerce. Os resultados mostraram que o algoritmo desenvolvido consegue obter uma boa estimativa para o grau de usabilidade...

  13. Paralelización del Algoritmo Expectación–Maximización Utilizando OpenCL

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    Ernesto Insua-Suárez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, las organizaciones y empresas almacenan grandes volúmenes de datos para lograr sus propósitos. Una de las variantes para obtener información valiosa consiste en el empleo de la Minería de datos. Dentro de esta, existen diferentes tareas, una de ellas es el agrupamiento. En esta tarea los datos se agrupan según sus semejanzas entre si y diferencias con elementos de otros grupos. Dentro de los algoritmos que realizan estos agrupamientos se encuentra Expectación-Maximización, el cual presenta elevados tiempos de ejecución en la medida que aumenta el tamaño de los datos. En el presente artículo se discute acerca de la paralelización del algoritmo, utilizando técnicas de programación paralela. El diseño del algoritmo propuesto se basa en el uso de las tarjetas de procesamiento gráfico, GPU. OpenCL, lenguaje empleado para la programación en arquitecturas híbridas, permite aprovechar las arquitecturas de hardware disponibles, con lo que se logra disminuir el tiempo de ejecución de la implementación realizada. La razón principal por lo cual es posible mejorar este tiempo se debe a la cantidad de procesos paralelos que se pueden lanzar en hilos de procesamientos independientes. Para el logro de los resultados descritos se integran conocimientos del campo de la Minería de datos y la Computación Paralela y Distribuida. Como parte de esta investigación, se realizó una implementación del algoritmo utilizando las bibliotecas de OpenCL, para disminuir su tiempo de ejecución. La implementación logra disminuir en un 82% la implementación secuencial. Esto significa que el algoritmo paralelo se ejecuta 5,5 veces más rápido que su correspondiente implementación secuencial.

  14. Implementación del Algoritmo Sünter-Clare en un Convertidor Matricial 3x3

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    Eliher A. Ortiz Colín

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo se presenta la implementación digital del algoritmo de modulación de Sünter-Clare, para un convertidor matricial de tres hilos de 7.5 kVA. Este algoritmo es usado para calcular los ciclos de trabajo en un convertidor matricial 3x3, con lo que se generan tensiones de salida con amplitud y frecuencia constantes. El algoritmo de modulación de Sünter-Clare recalcula los tiempos y trayectorias de conmutación cada período de muestreo, con el objetivo de compensar las variaciones de amplitud y de frecuencia de las tensiones de entrada. Este algoritmo se ejecuta en cada muestreo y está en función de la tensión trifásica de entrada y de la tensión de referencia de salida, resultando adecuado para controles en lazo cerrado, cuando las señales de amplitud y de frecuencia de las tensiones de entrada son variables en el tiempo, como ocurre en los sistemas de generación de energía eléctrica a velocidad variable, que utilizan la energía del viento como fuente primaria de energía. El sistema de control para el trabajo experimental, además de la tarjeta del convertidor matricial, está compuesto por una tarjeta de arreglos de compuertas programable (FPGA y por un procesador digital de señales (DSP con una tarjeta de interfaz gráfica. Abstract: This paper presents the direct and easy way to implement digitally a Sünter-Clare modulation algorithm for a 7.5 KVA, three-wires, matrix converter. This modulation algorithm is used to calculate 3x3 matrix converter duty cycles to produce constant output voltage and frequency signals. The Sünter-Clare modulation algorithm recalculates switching patterns and switching times every sampling period in order to compensate the input voltage and frequency variations. This algorithm is defined in terms of the three-phase input and the output reference voltages at each sampling instant and is convenient for closed loop operations when the input voltage and frequency are variable in

  15. 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.

  16. Algoritmo para Estimar los Saldos Netos Migratorios en entidades federativas mexicanas

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    Elmyra YBÁÑEZ-ZEPEDA

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe el diseño, desarrollo e implementación de un Algoritmo para Estimar Saldos Netos Migratorios (ASNM en las entidades federativas de México mediante un modelo de distribución territorial de la población de Rogers en el que a través de la matriz de origendestino de la migración interna se incluyen el comportamiento del crecimiento natural y el de la inmigración y emigración internacional. Los datos requeridos son totalmente de base demográfica. Se buscó respetar al dato para que él hable por sí mismo a través de un modelo que le permita expresarse. Los resultados indican que de acuerdo con las cifras observadas por el censo de 2010 y a las estimadas por el ASNM para 2015, la contribución anual del SNM al total de la población por entidad federativa no representa más de tres por ciento.

  17. Secuenciación de tareas en el ámbito de la producción: Una aplicación del algoritmo del recocido simulado.

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    Paloma Martínez Almodóvar

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Un problema esencial en la Dirección de Operaciones en entornos industriales y manufactureros es la determinación de la secuencia óptima en la que ejecutar los distintos lotes de productos de manera que se minimicen los tiempos de preparación de máquinas. Se trata de un problema de optimización combinatoria que obliga a utilizar técnicas heurísticas ante la imposibilidad práctica de llevar a cabo búsquedas exhaustivas. Un algoritmo muy conocido por su sencillez es el de Kaufmann, que tiene el inconveniente de que proporciona un óptimo local que puede ser poco adecuado. En nuestro trabajo hemos elaborado un programa de ordenador en lenguaje C que implementa dicho algoritmo con algunas modificaciones y otro programa que implementa el algoritmo del Recocido Simulado, el cual suele proporcionar buenos resultados en problemas de optimización combinatoria al conseguir evitar óptimos locales. Para la implementación se ha utilizado una serie de subrutinas en C proporcionadas por la GNU Scientific Library. Se ha comparado el desempeño de ambos algoritmos y se han buscado los parámetros que permiten ajustar de forma adecuada el algoritmo del Recocido Simulado para su uso eficiente en estos problemas de minimización de los tiempos de preparación de máquinas.

  18. Algoritmo de tipo búsqueda tabú para un problema de programación de horarios universitarios vespertinos

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    Cristian David Oliva San Martín

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se presenta un modelo de programación no lineal en variables enteras para un problema de programación de horarios universitarios vespertinos y se propone un algoritmo para su solución. El problema consiste en programar asignaturas en un horizonte de planificación considerando profesores, aulas, alumnos, días y un conjunto de restricciones, buscando minimizar la penalidad de no satisfacer los requerimientos de profesores, el número de cambios de sala y el número de periodos libres entre cursos. Se propone un modelo matemático y una implementación de un algoritmo de tipo búsqueda tabú. Para evaluar la efectividad del algoritmo se utilizaron casos de prueba con datos reales del Instituto IPEGE (Chile, en los que el algoritmo es capaz de obtener soluciones factibles en un tiempo razonable. Los parámetros de dicho algoritmo fueron calibrados con los casos de prueba, para posteriormente evaluar su desempeño. Se muestra que este obtuvo mejores soluciones que el método manual.

  19. Algoritmo heurístico híbrido con múltiples vecindarios y recocido simulado para resolver el RCPSP

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    Juan Carlos Rivera

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un algoritmo heurístico híbrido para resolver el Problema de Programación de Proyectos con Recursos Limitados (RCPSP. El algoritmo diseñado combina elementos de Recocido Simulado y Búsqueda en Múltiples Vecindarios. Adicionalmente, utiliza el método denominado Justificación, el cual es un método diseñado específicamente para el RCPSP. Para evaluar el desempeño del algoritmo se realizó un análisis estadístico para el ajuste de parámetros. Los resultados se comparan con los reportados en la literatura científica.

  20. Algoritmo de classificação de especialistas em áreas na base de currículos Lattes

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    Fellipe de Melo Chagas

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho propõe um algoritmo para construir um ranking de especialistas na base de currículos Lattes. Para isto, foi elaborado um algoritmo composto por três estágios de processamento: Score Alfa, que analisa os títulos dos documentos baseado na ontologia definida para selecionar os assuntos e importâncias destes assuntos para cada publicação; Score Beta, que analisa a qualidade das publicações utilizando conceitos definidos pela CAPES para beneficiar produções publicadas em veículos mais importantes; e Score Propagated, que analisa a importância de estar bem conectado a demais pesquisadores especialistas propagando o conhecimento obtido. Para o teste de precisão do algoritmo, utilizaram-se dados reais da área de Nanotecnologia.

  1. Clonación artificial de un controlador on-line, basado en lógica difusa y algoritmos genéticos

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    Javier Ballesteros

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available Los Algoritmos Genéticos son procedimientos adaptativos para la búsqueda de soluciones en espacios complejos, inspirados en la evolución biológica, con patrones de operaciones basados en el principio darwiniano de reproducción y supervivencia de los individuos que mejor se adaptan al entorno en que viven. En este artículo se presenta un estudio sobre los Algoritmos Genéticos y la Lógica Difusa, para desarrollar una metodología propuesta y replicar la caja negra de un controlador, utilizando procedimientos de obtención del conjunto de reglas de inferencia, agrupamiento difuso y después aplicar el desarrollo del algoritmo genético simple con algunas alteraciones, buscando el objetivo del trabajo propuesto.

  2. Algoritmo evolucionário para otimização do plano de tratamento em radioterapia conformal 3D

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    Marco César Goldbarg

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O planejamento do tratamento por radioterapia tem por objetivo atingir um volume alvo com altas doses de radiação tomando cuidado para não expor órgãos sadios a doses elevadas. É, portanto, muito importante que se encontre um balanço ideal entre esses objetivos conflitantes. O presente trabalho relata um modelo de programação matemática multiobjetivo e introduz um Algoritmo Transgenético para o problema de seleção do direcionamento dos feixes de radiação no planejamento em radioterapia conformal 3D. A seleção das direções dos feixes é feita através de uma técnica denominada de isocentros variáveis. Com a finalidade de testar o potencial do algoritmo desenvolvido, realiza-se um experimento comparativo com um Algoritmo Genético Multiobjetivo. O experimento computacional obtém dados quantitativos e qualitativos que são analisados no trabalho.The radiotherapy treatment planning aims to achieve a target volume with high doses of radiation taking care not to expose healthy organs to high doses. It is therefore very important to find an optimal balance between these conflicting goals. This paper reports a mathematical model of multiobjective programming and presents a Transgenetic Algorithm for the problem of selecting the direction of radiation beams in 3D conformal radiotherapy planning. The selection of beams directions is done with a technique called variable isocenters. In order to test the potential of the developed algorithm, a comparative experiment with a multiobjective genetic algorithm was done. The computational experiment obtains quantitative and qualitative data that are analyzed in this paper.

  3. Propuesta de un algoritmo para evaluar la causalidad de eventos adversos en los Ensayos Clínicos de Vacunas.

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    María de los A. Peña.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available En el transcurso de los ensayos clínicos usualmente se designa a una comisión, la cual se encarga de evaluar la causalidad de los eventos adversos que se reportan y transcriben en los cuadernos de recogida de datos. Para llegar a contestar la pregunta de: ¿si una vacuna que se está estudiando ha causado un evento adverso?, los decisores pueden tomar diferentes caminos, por lo que obviamente la conclusión final podría variar mucho y la evaluación deficiente puede generar conclusiones erróneas, lo que confirma la necesidad de disponer de un procedimiento para definir las categorías que se utilizarán para analizar y clasificar la relación de causalidad. Una forma de contestar a la pregunta es mediante la construcción de un algoritmo. En relación con los ensayos clínicos no encontramos en la literatura un algoritmo que sea el "patrón clave" para establecer o descartar la causalidad, sin embargo es factible diseñarlo partiendo de la metodología internacional utilizada poscomercialización, lo cual fue el propósito de este trabajo. Se diseñó una primera propuesta que fue analizada individual y colectivamente por el grupo multidisciplinario de la Gerencia Médica del Instituto Finlay. Finalmente se aprobó por consenso el algoritmo que puede ser útil para aplicar en los ensayos clínicos dentro y fuera de la institución.

  4. UN ALGORITMO SAEM PARA EL PROBLEMA DE COMPLETACIÓN DE MATRICES // A SAEM ALGORITHM FOR MATRIX COMPLETION PROBLEMS

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    Anaís Frangeline Acuña Sosa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work we dealt with matrix completion problem. This problem arises in different fields, for example, systems and control theory, image processing and collaborative filtering. Given a probabilistic matrix factorization model, we present an approach based on Bayesian statistics and a stochastic expectation maximization algorithm to retrieve an array of data from a sample of its inputs. The proposed method does not require regularization parameters and estimates the rank of the matrix, in contrast to the BPMF method. Our results show that the proposed method outperforms to an augmented lagrangian algorithm and the BPMF method in its ability to find the rank of the matrix and in efficiency respectively. // RESUMEN En este trabajo estudiamos el problema de completación de matrices. Este problema se presenta en diversas áreas como la teoría de sistemas y control, procesamiento de imágenes y filtrado colaborativo. Considerando un modelo de factorización probabilística de matrices, establecemos una propuesta basada en estadística Bayesiana y un algoritmo EM estocástico para recubrir una matriz de datos a partir de una muestras de sus entradas. El método propuesto no requiere de parámetros de regularización y da un estimado del rango de la matriz, en contraste con el método BPMF. Los resultados muestran que el algoritmo propuesto da mejores estimados del rango de la matriz en comparación con un algoritmo basado en lagrangeanos aumentados y es más eficiente que el método BPMF.

  5. Cómo reescribir funciones aleatorias multivariadas como univariadas para hacer cokrigeage. Un algoritmo flexible

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    Adrian Martínez-Vargas

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available La mayoría de los software para geoestadísticas poseen un limitado número de modelos de krigeage y no son lo suficientemente flexibles para definir nuevos o complicados modelos. Con el objetivo de obtener un algoritmo flexible de krigeage se empleó la notación de funciones aleatorias regionalizadas (RF multivariadas escritas como una RF univariada Z(x, i, con un drift m(x, i, j, donde i y j son identificadores de variables. Se programó en C++ una librería geoestadística llamada OpenKriging, con una función que se puede llamar desde código escrito en Python, la cual es capaz de construir el sistema de krigeage de la RF mencionada, sin restricciones en el número de dimensiones espaciales, variables y monomios en el drift. Se implementaron dos tipos de drift: los geográficos y los drift externos, estos pueden ser independientes o no. La función responsable de construir el sistema de ecuaciones krigeage no se programó para un modelo predefinido, el modelo es definido por el usuario pasando desde el código en Python los datos y argumentos apropiados y modificando el sistema antes de resolverlo. La librería resultante puede asimilar muchos de los modelos conocidos de krigeage y también modelos nuevos o poco comunes; esta es fácil de modificar para incrementar su funcionalidad, la cual se mostró a través de dos ejemplos de modelos de krigeage: uno con definición complicada y el otro poco común.

  6. Diseño óptimo de un sistema de distribución de agua (SDA aplicando el algoritmo Simulated Annealing (SA

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    Maikel Méndez-Morales

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta la aplicación del algoritmo Simulated Annealing (SA en el diseño óptimo de un sistema de distribución de agua (SDA. El SA es un algoritmo metaheurístico de búsqueda, basado en una analogía entre el proceso de recocido en metales (proceso controlado de enfriamiento de un cuerpo y la solución de problemas de optimización combinatorios. El algoritmo SA, junto con diversos modelos matemáticos, ha sido utilizado exitosamente en el óptimo diseño de SDA. Como caso de estudio se utilizó el SDA a escala real de la comunidad de Marsella, en San Carlos, Costa Rica. El algoritmo SA fue implementado mediante el conocido modelo EPANET, a través de la extensión WaterNetGen. Se compararon tres diferentes variaciones automatizadas del algoritmo SA con el diseño manual del SDA Marsella llevado a cabo a prueba y error, utilizando únicamente costos unitarios de tuberías. Los resultados muestran que los tres esquemas automatizados del SA arrojaron costos unitarios por debajo del 0.49 como fracción, respecto al costo original del esquema de diseño ejecutado a prueba y error. Esto demuestra que el algoritmo SA es capaz de optimizar problemas combinatorios ligados al diseño de mínimo costo de los sistemas de distribución de agua a escala real.

  7. ALGORITMO PARA PLANEAR TRAYECTORIAS DE ROBOTS MÓVILES, EMPLEANDO CAMPOS POTENCIALES Y ENJAMBRES DE PARTÍCULAS ACTIVAS BROWNIANAS

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    Helbert Eduardo Espitia Cuchango; Jorge Iván Sofrony Esmeral

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    En este documento se presenta la propuesta de un algoritmo para planear trayectorias, empleando un modelo de partículas activas brownianas. Existen varios métodos para planear trayectorias en robótica móvil, y uno de los más populares es el basado en campos potenciales artificiales; sin embargo, este método tiene la desventaja de presentar mínimos locales lo cual puede hacer que el robot no logre llegar al punto destino. Aunque ya se han realizado aplicaciones de enjambres de partículas para ...

  8. El desarrollo de la habilidad: implementar algoritmos. Teoría para su operacionalización

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    Anisley de la Caridad Saez Villavicencio; Febe Ángel Ciudad Ricardo; Ursula Puentes Puentes; Jorge Sergio Menéndez Pérez

    2015-01-01

    La habilidad "implementar algoritmos" es extremadamente importante para los ingenieros en Ciencias Informáticas en la industria de desarrollo de software. Los profesores de la Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas han identificado históricamente deficiencias en la formación y el desarrollo de esta habilidad en los estudiantes. El diseño didáctico de tareas docentes orientadas a la autopreparación de los estudiantes no tiene en cuenta la apropiada derivación de los objetivos para un desarro...

  9. Análisis de algoritmos basados en colonia de hormigas en problemas de camino mínimo

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    Rodríguez García, Jesús

    2010-01-01

    El presente trabajo es un estudio del comportamiento de una de las técnicas de más reciente aparición bajo inspiración biológica, más concretamente las que toman como base el comportamiento de las Colonias de Hormigas. El objetivo del proyecto es el estudio mediante algoritmos de optimización basados colonias de hormigas, para la resolución de un problema combinacional como es la búsqueda del camino más corto entre dos puntos cualesquiera en una red, problema que llevado al mundo real conllev...

  10. Optimización continua basada en algoritmos de estimación de regresión

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    Ratón Almansa, Miguel

    2008-01-01

    La computación evolutiva [4] es, como disciplina reconocida, relativamente reciente. Se adoptó el término en el año 1.991, y representa un esfuerzo por aunar las diferentes técnicas desarrolladas por los investigadores para simular ciertos aspectos de la evolución. Así pues, estas técnicas entre las que se hallan las basadas en programación evolutiva, estrategias evolutivas y algoritmos genéticos poseen una característica metafórica común sacada de la propia naturaleza: los individuos que for...

  11. Algoritmos, grandes datos e inteligencia en la red. Una visión crítica

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    Colle, Raymond

    2017-01-01

    Los datos recopilados en internet por las empresas se acumulan en grandes bases de datos que son analizadas mediante algoritmos y aplicaciones de inteligencia artificial por diversas empresas para "ofrecernos mejores servicios" pero también para beneficiarse comercialmente. Se analiza aquí cómo operan, en que nos afecta y como podemos responder a este creciente poder. Y terminamos preguntando si internet podrá volverse también "inteligente". The data collected on the internet by companies ...

  12. Minimización de una función normal-merit mediante un algoritmo convergente globalmente

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    Gómez Suárez, M.

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo presentamos dos conceptos relacionados con la solución de sistemas de ecuaciones no lineales y con desigualdades. El primer concepto es el de una función normal merit, que resume las propiedades básicas que tienen distintas funciones merit conocidas. El segundo concepto es el de un operador Newtoniano, cuyos valores generalizan el concepto de Hessiana para la función normal merit. Combinando el resultado del método generalizado de Newton con ciertos métodos de primer orden, obtenemos un algoritmo de convergencia global para minimizar funciones normales merit.

  13. Un Algoritmo Evolutivo para la Reducción de Tiempos de Viaje y Emisiones Utilizando Paneles LED

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    Stolfi, Daniel H.; Alba-Torres, Enrique

    2015-01-01

    En este trabajo proponemos la arquitectura Yellow Swarm dedicada a la reducción de los tiempos de viaje del tráfico rodado mediante la utilización de una serie de paneles LED con el fin de sugerir diferentes cambios de dirección durante determinadas ventanas de tiempo. Estos tiempos son calculados por un algoritmo evolutivo diseñado expresamente para este trabajo, el cual evalúa los escenarios compuestos de mapas reales importados desde OpenStreetMap, mediante la utilización del simulador ...

  14. Nuevos Algoritmos y Ataques a Sistemas de Identificación Biométrica basados en Reconocimiento de Iris

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    Santos Sierra, Alberto de; Sánchez Ávila, Carmen; Jara Vera, Vicente

    2008-01-01

    En este trabajo se recogen dos enfoques claramente de_nidos: Primeramente, se propone una mejora a los sistemas actuales de detecci _on de iris, tanto en detecci_on de pupila, como en detecci_on de iris en s__ misma. Dichos algoritmos rompen con el esquema cl_asico de aislamiento de iris, y proponen una nueva idea en este campo. Adem_as, se utilizar_an bases de datos actuales para la evaluaci_on de los resultados. Por otro lado, se presenta un esquema de ataque a un sistema de iris en el que ...

  15. Integración del algoritmo CHAID y una adaptación de éste, CHAID*, en la plataforma Weka

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    Teixeira Martín, Óscar

    2017-01-01

    Este proyecto tiene dos objetivos principales: en primer lugar, integrar el algoritmo CHAID en una plataforma de software libre llamada Weka, dedicada a la minería de datos. En segundo lugar, integrar el algoritmo CHAID* propuesto recientemente por el grupo ALDAPA como una adaptación del anterior. Para probar la validez de ambas implementaciones, el proyecto contará con una fase de experimentación donde se expondrán a una extensa colección de problemas de clasificación y se analizarán l...

  16. Un algoritmo de clasificación incremental basado en los k vecinos más similares para datos mezclados

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    Guillermo Sánchez-Díaz

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se presenta un algoritmo de clasificación incremental basado en los k vecinos más similares, el cual permite trabajar con datos mezclados y funciones de semejanza que no necesariamente son distancias. El algoritmo presentado es adecuado para procesar grandes conjuntos de datos, debido a que sólo almacena en la memoria principal de la computadora los k vecinos más similares procesados hasta el paso t, recorriendo una sola vez el conjunto de datos de entrenamiento. Se presentan resultados obtenidos con diversos conjuntos de datos sintéticos y reales.

  17. Caracterización de espacios de calidad y algoritmos evolutivos en problemas de optimización con codificación real

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    Caamaño Sobrino, Pilar

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    [Resumo] Esta tese doutoral propón un procedemento de caracterización formal de algoritmos evolutivos e espazos de calidade en problemas de optimización con codificación real. A principal motivación para o desenvolvemento deste tema foi a constatación de que o gran auxe experimentado na aplicación dos algoritmos evolutivos en problemas reais cada vez máis complexos implicou o desenvolvemento de novas técnicas máis avanzadas e con mellores resultados pero, con todo, este gran nivel de activida...

  18. Diseño de algoritmo de detección de obstáculos en entorno viario basado en visión por computador

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    Monte Morgado, Roberto

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo del presente proyecto es el desarrollo de un algoritmo que permita detectar obstáculos, en este caso coches, en el entorno de un vehículo que circula por una zona urbana compleja mediante un sistema de visión instalado en el interior del vehículo. Se busca que el tiempo de computación sea el menor posible, ya que se trabaja con requisitos de tiempo real y cuanto antes se obtengan los resultados, antes podrá actuar el conductor ante una posible colisión. El algoritmo ha sido desarr...

  19. Algoritmo para la localización y estimación de masa forestal a partir de imágenes LiDAR

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    Palomino Palomino, Mª Pilar

    2009-01-01

    Este trabajo describe un algoritmo para estimar parámetros importantes para la gestión de masas forestales, mediante el posicionamiento de los árboles la medición automática de sus dimensiones partiendo de imágenes LiDAR. Este trabajo se basa en estudios previos realizados en Alemania y muestra los problemas que se presentan en la búsqueda de árboles de diferentes tamaños y formas. Con este algoritmo se pretende mejorar los métodos existentes hasta ahora para este fin. Para llevar a cabo este...

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Redes de Petri: Modelado e implementación de algoritmos para autómatas programables

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    Luis Diego Murillo

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo es una monografía orientada hacia la utilización del formalismo de las Redes de Petri, propuesto por Carl Petri en la descripción de Sistemas Dinámicos de Eventos Discretos (DEDS. Las Redes de Petri, cuyo acrónimo en inglés es PN, fueron utilizadas inicialmente para el análisis de algoritmos en la computación paralela o concurrente, pero dada la complejidad de los procesos productivos actuales, las PN son un método alternativo de diseño tanto para el procesoindustrial como para el controlador. En este sentido, este estudio hace una revisión de las referencias bibliográficas donde se indica cómo realizar el modelado y la implementación de algoritmos de control en Controladores Lógicos Programables (PLCs por sus siglas en inglés.

  4. Unificando los criterios de sepsis neonatal tardía: propuesta de un algoritmo de vigilancia diagnóstica

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    Zea-Vera, Alonso; Turin, Christie G.; Ochoa, Theresa J.

    2015-01-01

    Las infecciones constituyen una de las principales causas de muerte en el periodo neonatal. El diagnóstico de sepsis neonatal representa un gran desafío ya que los recién nacidos presentan signos clínicos muy inespecíficos y los exámenes auxiliares tienen una baja sensibilidad. Con el objetivo de mejorar el diagnóstico correcto de esta patología proponemos un algoritmo de vigilancia diagnóstica para sepsis neonatal tardía en el Perú y países de la región. El algoritmo permite clasificar a los episodios como sepsis confirmada, probable o posible, y sobretodo busca identificar aquellos episodios que no corresponden a sepsis, evitando calificar otras patologías como “sepsis”. Un mejor diagnóstico permitiría tener tasas más reales de sepsis neonatal, mejorar el uso de antibióticos y evitar sus efectos negativos en el recién nacido, así como una visión más exacta de su impacto en la salud pública. PMID:25123879

  5. 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.

  6. Algoritmos Wavenet con Aplicaciones en la Aproximación de Señales: un Estudio Comparativo

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    C.R. Domínguez Mayorga

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: En este trabajo de investigación se aplican métodos adaptables en el diseño de algoritmos computacionales, dichos algoritmos emplean redes neuronales y series de wavelets para construir “neuroaproximadores” wavenets. Se muestra cómo las wavenets pueden combinarse con los métodos autosintonizables para obtener el seguimiento de señles complejas que están en función del tiempo. Los algoritmos obtenidos se aplican en la aproximación de señales que representan funciones algebraicas y funciones aleatorias, así como en una señal médica deun ECG. Se muestran los resultados en simulación numérica de dos arquitecturas de neuroaproximadores wavenets: el primero está basado en una wavenet, con el cual se aproximan las señales bajo estudio donde los parámetros de la red neuronal son ajustados en línea; el otro esquema emplea un filtro IIR a la salida de la red wavenet para discriminar las contribuciones de aquellas neuronas que tienen menos peso en la aproximación de la señal, lo que ayuda a reducir el tiempo de convergencia a un error mínimo deseado. Abstract: In this paper adaptable methods for computational algorithms are presented. These algorithms use neural networks and wavelet series to build neuro wavenets approximators. The algorithms obtained are applied to the approximation of signals that represent algebraic functions and random functions, as well as a medical EKG signal. It shows how wavenets can be combined with auto-tuning methods for tracking complex signals that are a function of time. Results are shown in numerical simulation of two architectures of neural approximators wavenets: the first is based on a wavenet with which they approach the signals under study where the parameters of the neural network are adjusted online, the other neuro approximator scheme uses an IIR filter to the output of wavenet, which serves to filter the out- put, in this way

  7. Algoritmo latinoamericano de tratamiento multimodal del trastorno por déficit de atención e hiperactividad (TDAH) a través de la vida

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    Palacio, Juan David; De la Peña-Olvera, Francisco; Palacios-Cruz, Lino; Ortiz-León, Silvia

    2009-01-01

    ... y farmacológico del TDAH a través de la vida: preescolares, escolares, adolescentes y adultos. Método: Un grupo de clínicos latinoamericanos, expertos en TDAH, actualizaron los cuatro algoritmos de tratamiento y construyeron...

  8. PROPOSICIÓN Y SIMULACIÓN DE UN ALGORITMO ADAPTATIVO PARA SISTEMAS DE ANTENAS INTELIGENTES PROPOSAL AND SIMULATION OF A ADAPTIVE ALGORITHMS FOR SMART ANTENNA SYSTEMS

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    Perla Espinosa Díaz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se describen brevemente los sistemas de antenas inteligentes. Se presentan algunos algoritmos adaptativos que hacen que el sistema sea inteligente. Los algoritmos que se presentan son LMS y el RLS y serán sometidos a un análisis matemático para su posterior simulación vía MatLab. Éstos se escogen por su relación con un algoritmo híbrido desarrollado. Cada algoritmo será evaluado respecto a diferentes parámetros tales como convergencia, rapidez, estabilidad, etcThis paper briefly describes intelligent antenna systems. Some adaptive algorithms that render the system intelligent are presented. LMS and RLS algorithms are introduced and subject to mathematical analysis in order to allow simulation by using MatLab. The algorithms are chosen according to their relationship with the hybrid algorithm developed by the authors. Each algorithm is evaluated with reference to parameters such as convergence, speed, stability, etc

  9. 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.

  10. Light water reactor safety

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    Pershagen, B

    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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Hibridización con búsqueda local de un algoritmo de estimación de distribución para la resolución del problema de secuenciamiento de Flow Shop

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    Pandolfi, Daniel; Villagra, Andrea; Leguizamón, Mario Guillermo

    2009-01-01

    Los algoritmos de Estimación de Distribuciones, conocidos como EDAs (Estimation of Distribution Algorithms) son una clase de algoritmos basados en el paradigma de Computación Evolutiva. Los EDAs, sustituyen los mecanismos de variación (cruce y mutación) utilizados tradicionalmente por los Algoritmos Evolutivos (AEs) por la generación de individuos obtenidos por simulación de una distribución de probabilidad. La distribución es estimada a partir del proceso iterativo de competencia de los indi...

  14. Implantation of algorithms of diffuse control in DSPS; Implantacion de algoritmos de control difuso en DSPS

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    Perez C, B

    2003-07-01

    In this thesis work there are presented: a) The characteristics and main components used in an electronic system based on a Dsp guided to control applications of processes, b) The description of an algorithm of diffuse control whose objective is the regulation of neutron power in a model of the punctual kinetics of a nuclear research reactor type TRIGA, and c) The installation in language assembler and execution in real time of the control algorithm in the system based on a Dsp. With regard to the installation and execution of the algorithm, the reaches of the project have been delimited to the following: a) Readiness of the entrance values to the controller in specific registrations of the system Dsp, b) Conversion of the entrances to the numerical formats with those that one obtains the best acting in the control algorithm, c) Execution of the algorithm until the obtaining of the value of the controller's exit, and d) Placement of the result in specific registrations of the Dsp for their later reading for an external parallel interface. It is necessary to mention that the simulation of the punctual kinetics of a reactor type TRIGA in the Pc and its integration with the control system based on the one Dsp is had contemplated as continuation of this work and that one of those will constitute main activities in my project of master thesis. A brief description of the topics presented in this thesis is given next. In the chapter one it is presented a general description of the diffuse logic and some of their applications in the industry. The main characteristics of a Dsp are also presented that they make it different from a micro controller or a microprocessor of general purpose. In the chapter 2 details of the internal architecture of the Dsp TMS320CS0 of Texas Instruments that are not explained with detail in the manual of user of the same one. This chapter has as objective to understand the internal hardware of the Dsp that is used for to carry out the program

  15. 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.

  16. ALGORITMO PARA PLANEAR TRAYECTORIAS DE ROBOTS MÓVILES, EMPLEANDO CAMPOS POTENCIALES Y ENJAMBRES DE PARTÍCULAS ACTIVAS BROWNIANAS

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    Helbert Eduardo Espitia Cuchango

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se presenta la propuesta de un algoritmo para planear trayectorias, empleando un modelo de partículas activas brownianas. Existen varios métodos para planear trayectorias en robótica móvil, y uno de los más populares es el basado en campos potenciales artificiales; sin embargo, este método tiene la desventaja de presentar mínimos locales lo cual puede hacer que el robot no logre llegar al punto destino. Aunque ya se han realizado aplicaciones de enjambres de partículas para evadir mínimos locales, en la propuesta aquí presentada, se busca emplear un modelo compacto que permita planear la trayectoria, evadiendo mínimos locales.

  17. Composición Musical a Través del Uso de Algoritmos Genéticos

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    Ezequiel Moldaver

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se enfocará en el uso de los algoritmos genéticos (AAGG con el fin de mezclar armonías y melodías de forma que se genere una composición musical de buen sonido para el oído, lo que significa que el contexto de cada nota respaldará la sonoridad de la misma provocando que no se genere un efecto disonante de forma permanente, que se genere una disonancia momentánea es permisible ya que es parte de la misma música generar tensión a través de pequeños intervalos poco agradables al oído.

  18. Revisando los métodos de agregación de unidades espaciales: MAUP, algoritmos y un breve ejemplo

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    Hada Melissa Sáenz Vela

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Los métodos de agregación espacial han generado interés en los últimos años debido a su fácil adecuación a diferentes objetivos. Más allá de eso existen razones estadísticas para aconsejar su aplicación: reducen el sesgo generado por el problema de unidad de área modificable (MAUP. En este artículo se presenta una revisión bibliográfica de este problema y de los diferentes métodos de agregación, así como la aplicación de un algoritmo a datos de la Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México.

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. Conformación de equipos de proyectos de software aplicando algoritmos metaheurísticos de trayectoria multiobjetivo

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    Ana Lilian Infante

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available La inadecuada conformación de equipos de proyecto de software es un problema que afecta a la industria de software a nivel mundial. Este proceso resulta complejo, teniendo en cuenta que debe considerar varios factores, como son, asignar a los roles del equipo las personas con las competencias apropiadas, considerar las incompatibilidades entre los miembros y la carga de trabajo, entre otros. Esta situación se torna más compleja en organizaciones medianas y grandes, debido a la gran cantidad de combinaciones de asignaciones posibles, por lo que esta etapa es prácticamente imposible de abordar de manera eficiente, sin la ayuda de modelos matemáticos que representen el problema a resolver lo más objetivamente posible. Este trabajo toma como antecedente un modelo que incluye tanto factores individuales como factores de equipo y plantea: maximizar las competencias de los trabajadores, minimizar las incompatibilidades entre los miembros del equipo y balancear la carga de trabajo. Incluye además, en una versión ampliada del modelo, minimizar el costo de desarrollar software a distancia. El modelo citado responde a un problema de optimización combinatorio multiobjetivo, por lo que para su solución se utilizaron algunas variantes multiobjetivo de los algoritmos metaheurísticos: Búsqueda Tabú, Recocido Simulado y Escalador de Colinas. El estudio experimental realizado ha llevado a identificar que las variantes multiobjetivo del Escalador de Colinas: Escalador de Colinas Estocático Multiobjetivo, Escalador de Colinas Multiobjetivo por mayor distancia y Escalador de Colinas Multiobjetivo con Reinicio, así como el algoritmo Recocido Simulado Multiobjetivo Multicaso son los que mejores resultados obtienen en este problema.

  2. Algoritmos para la determinación de soluciones en problemas de programación por metas fraccionales.

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    Hernández Huelin, Mónica

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En este trabajo se resuelve el problema de Programación por Metas cuando las metas adoptan una forma fraccional lineal. La principal dificultad de este problema viene dada porque en el modelo de programación matemática que se ha de resolver para buscar soluciones que satisfagan los niveles de aspiración, surgen restricciones no lineales. Cuando existen soluciones que satisfacen todos los niveles de aspiración, el problema resulta fácil de resolver a través de la resolución de un problema lineal asociado. En este trabajo proponemos algoritmos para resolver este problema cuando no tenemos asegurada la existencia de dichas soluciones. Este estudio será llevado a cabo teniendo en cuenta todos los distintos enfoques de resolución de un problema de Programación por Metas, estableciendo algoritmos de búsqueda de las soluciones bajo todos estos enfoques, así como un análisis de sensibilidad de los niveles de aspiración.ABSTRACT This work deals with the resolution of the goal programming problem with linear fractional criteria. The main difficulty of these problems is the non-linear constraints of the mathematical programming models that have to be solved. When there exist solutions satisfying all target values, the problem is easy to solve by solving a linear problem. So, in this paper we deal with those instances where there is no guarantee such solutions exist, and therefore we look for those points in the opportunity set closest to the target values. This study has been done taking into account all the different approaches available for solving a goal programming problem, creating solution-search algorithms based on these approaches, and performing a sensitivity analysis of the target values.

  3. 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.

  4. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce

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    Fernando de Jesus Moreira Junior

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo propõe um algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado baseado na teoria da resposta ao item, desenvolvido para estimar o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce. Cinco algoritmos baseados no critério da máxima informação foram desenvolvidos e testados via simulação. O algoritmo com o melhor desempenho foi aplicado nos dados reais de 361 sites de e-commerce. Os resultados mostraram que o algoritmo desenvolvido consegue obter uma boa estimativa para o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce com a aplicação de 13 itens.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Análisis asintótico con aplicación de funciones de Landau como método de comprobación de eficiencia en algoritmos computacionales

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    J. Francisco Villalpando B.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En términos generales, el análisis de algoritmos pretende descubrir si éstos son o no eficaces. Establece, además, una comparación entre los mismos con el fin de saber cuál es más eficiente, aunque cada uno de los algoritmos en estudio sirva para resolver el mismo problema. Para analizar algoritmos existen muchos métodos, criterios y procedimientos, algunos más complejos que otros. El análisis de algoritmos con la aplicación de funciones de Landau ofrece ventajas sobre otros criterios y métodos debido, entre otras cosas, a que permite comparar algoritmos para resolver un mismo problema de manera independiente del lenguaje de programación elegido, del computador que lo ejecuta o del programa que representa y ello siempre y cuando no se requiera encontrar la función tiempo del algoritmo en forma explícita. Las funciones de Landau no deben ser utilizadas para analizar algoritmos de tipo heurísticos, dado que éstas no encontrarían una solución óptima, aunque en la práctica la respuesta pudiera ser “buena”, en muchos casos dicha solución será sólo una estimación “inteligente”. En cambio, para utilizar las funciones de Landau, se requiere de algoritmos computacionales que puedan ser escritos en pasos y con operaciones claras y definidas en cada uno de ellos, además de que la solución deberá ser exacta

  12. Algoritmo genético permutacional para el despliegue y la planificación de sistemas de tiempo real distribuidos

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    Ekain Azketa

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El despliegue y la planificación de tareas y mensajes en sistemas de tiempo real distribuidos son problemas NP-difíciles (NP- hard, por lo que no existen métodos óptimos para solucionarlos en tiempo polinómico. En consecuencia, estos problemas son adecuados para abordarse mediante algoritmos genéricos de búsqueda y optimización. En este artículo se propone un algoritmo genético multiobjetivo basado en una codificación permutacional de las soluciones para abordar el despliegue y la planificación de sistemas de tiempo real distribuidos. Además de desplegar tareas en computadores y de planificar tareas y mensajes, este algoritmo puede minimizar el número de computadores utilizados, la cantidad de recursos computacionales y de comunicaciones empleados y el tiempo de respuesta de peor caso medio de las aplicaciones. Los resultados experimentales muestran que este algoritmo genético permutacional puede desplegar y planificar sistemas de tiempo real distribuidos de forma satisfactoria y en tiempos razonables. Abstract: The deployment and scheduling of tasks and messages in distributed real-time systems are NP-hard problems, so there are no optimal methods to solve them in polynomial time. Consequently, these problems are suitable to be approached with generic search and optimisation algorithms. In this paper we propose a multi-objective genetic algorithm based on a permutational solution encoding for the deployment and scheduling of distributed real-time systems. Besides deploying and scheduling tasks and messages, the algorithm can minimize the number of the used computers, the utilization of computing and networking resources and the average worst-case response times of the applications. The experiments show that this genetic algorithm can successfully synthesize complex distributed real-time systems in reasonable times. Palabras clave: Sistemas de tiempo real, Algoritmos de planificaci

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

  18. Nuclear reactor design

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    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Otimização de secções de aço por chapas soldadas utilizando algoritmos genéticos

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    Barros, Filipa Goulão Mira

    2013-01-01

    Dissertação para obtenção do Grau de Mestre em Engenharia Civil Esta dissertação apresenta uma metodologia para otimização paramétrica de secções de vigas de aço constituídas por chapas soldadas cumprindo os requisitos de segurança propostos pelo Eurocódigo 3 no que se refere à resistência ao momento fletor, ao esforço transverso e à encurvadura lateral utilizando Algoritmos Genéticos. Os Algoritmos Genéticos são métodos de optimização inspirados na teoria de seleção natu...

  1. Solución al problema de empaquetamiento bidimensional usando un algoritmo híbrido constructivo de búsqueda en vecindad variable y recocido simulado

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    Eliana Mirledy Toro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo, se modela el empaquetamiento de rectángulos con base en divisiones del área disponible, se utiliza una codificación de árbol binario para disponer las piezas de forma que se garantice el corte de tipo guillotina y se propone un algoritmo dividido en tres etapas que trabajan con estrategias individuales inspiradas en algoritmos de vecindad variable, recocido simulado y técnicas constructivas para lograr la solución del problema. Se comparan las respuestas obtenidas con base en la función objetivo que cuantifica el área utilizada y el porcentaje de utilización del material disponible para cincuenta casos de prueba de la literatura especializada frente a sus respectivas respuestas reportadas obteniéndose excelentes resultados.

  2. MINIMIZACIÓN DE UNA FUNCIÓN DE ORDEN P MEDIANTE UN ALGORITMO GENÉTICO // MINIMIZING A FUNCTION OF ORDER P USING A GENETIC ALGORITHM

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    Rómulo Castillo Cárdenas

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this work we consider the problem OVO (order value optimization. The problem we address is to minimize f with x 2 by a genetic algorithm that by its very nature has the advantage over existing continuous optimization methods, to nd global minimizers. We illustrate the application of this algorithm on examples considered showing its e ectiveness in solving them.// RESUMEN En el presente trabajo consideramos el problema OVO (order value optimization. El problema que abordamos consiste entonces en minimizar f con x 2 por medio de un algoritmo gen etico que por su naturaleza intrínseca tiene la ventaja, sobre métodos de optimización continua existentes, de encontrar minimizadores globales. Ilus- tramos la aplicación de este algoritmo sobre ejemplos considerados mostrando su eficacia en la resolución de los mismos.

  3. Paradigma. Hacia el diseño y desarrollo de algoritmos y sistemas de control para clonación artificial en procesos industriales.

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    Jairo Amador

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Haciendo uso de Ia tecnología inteligente basada en la lógica difusa, las redes neuronales y los algoritmos genéticos, se pretende plantear un paradigma para la clonación artificial de dispositivos en procesos industriales, específicamente para sensores, los cuales deberán replicar las mismas o mejores funciones de los dispositivos reales mediante la evolución des comportamiento.

  4. Aceleración de un algoritmo de enfriamiento simulado mediante particionamiento de redes. Aplicación a "placement" de circuitos VLSI

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    Aguirre Echanove, Miguel Ángel; Torralba Silgado, Antonio Jesús; García Franquelo, Leopoldo

    1995-01-01

    Se propone un nuevo método de mejora de los resultados del "placement" de un circuito VLSI. El método propuesto utiliza un particionamiento recursivo para obtener una solución de partida para el posterior proceso de enfriamiento simulado. Para preservar los beneficios de esta solución de partida, la temperatura inicial del algoritmo de enfriamiento es seleccionada del espacio intermedio de las temperaturas. Se presentan resultados experimentales sobre diversos circuitos de prueba, demostrando...

  5. Proposta de análise genética de curvas de crescimento de bovinos por meio do algoritmo SAEM

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    N.A.M. Silva

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Compararam-se duas diferentes metodologias na avaliação genética de curvas de crescimento de animais Nelore: o algoritmo SAEM e o método Two-step. Para a implementação dessas metodologias, foram utilizados o modelo de crescimento de Brody modificado e o modelo touro. A diferença entre o SAEM e o Two-step é que o algoritmo SAEM estima simultaneamente parâmetros do modelo e efeitos genéticos e ambientais, e o método Two-step faz esse processo de estimação em duas etapas distintas. Mais ainda, o algoritmo SAEM utiliza o método de máxima verossimilhança, e o do Two-step o de máxima verossimilhança restrita. Foram obtidos, com base nas metodologias testadas, além das estimativas de efeitos fixos e parâmetros genéticos, os valores genéticos preditos para os touros avaliados. A partir dos valores genéticos preditos, foram obtidas as curvas genéticas para os touros. O algoritmo SAEM mostrou-se consistente na estimação dos efeitos fixos e na predição dos efeitos aleatórios, apresentando-se como uma alternativa viável para avaliação genética de animais Nelore.

  6. Algorithms for the evaluation of the reliability of networks and substations; Algoritmos para evaluar la confiabilidad de redes y subestaciones electricas

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    Vega Ortiz, Miguel [Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas, Cuernavaca, Morelos (Mexico)

    2001-07-01

    Two algorithms are presented, one for analyzing the reliability of networks and another one to analyzing the reliability of electrical substations. The algorithms model a network or a substation by means of a graph and determine all the exits, of up to third degree, which isolates the load points. The algorithm that is used for the network analysis, is the one of p-cuts and in the case of the substations it is the one of minimum ways, for later, from these minimum p-cuts and of the minimum ways, obtains the minimum cuts. These minimum cuts are evaluated with the approximate method and give as a result the system reliability and of each one of the components that have been modeled. At the end some examples and results obtained are shown. As case of study, the algorithm is applied to two substations arrangements and to a network of industrial distribution, but it is possible to be applied to transmission and distribution networks. [Spanish] Se presentan dos algoritmos, uno para analizar la confiabilidad de redes y otro para analizar la confiabilidad de subestaciones electricas. Los algoritmos modelan una red o una subestacion por medio de un grafo y determinan todas las salidas, de hasta tercer grado, que aislan los puntos de carga. El algoritmo que se utiliza para el analisis de redes, es el de p-cortes y en el caso de las subestaciones es el de caminos minimos, para despues, a partir de estos p-cortes minimos y de los caminos minimos, obtener los cortes minimos. Estos cortes minimos se evaluan con el metodo aproximado y dan como resultado la confiabilidad del sistema y de cada una de las componentes que se hayan modelado. Al final se muestran algunos ejemplos y resultados obtenidos. Como caso de estudio, el algoritmo se aplica a dos arreglos de subestaciones y a una red de distribucion industrial, pero se puede aplicar a redes de transmision y de distribucion.

  7. ALGORITMO PARA EL ANÁLISIS PROBABILÍSTICO EN SISTEMAS DE DISTRIBUCIÓN CON GENERACIÓN DISTRIBUÍDA

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    CESAR AUGUSTO PEÑUELA MENESES

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta un algoritmo eficiente para el análisis probabilístico de sistemas de distribución trifásicos desbalanceados con conexión de generadores distribuidos (sistemas levemente enmallados. Este algoritmo hace uso de la técnica del Método Estimado de Dos Puntos para el cálculo del comportamiento probabilístico de las variables aleatorias del sistema. Adicionalmente, y con el fin de explotar eficientemente las características topológicas de la red, el análisis determinístico de las variables de estado es realizado por medio de un Flujo de carga Radial Basado en Compensación (FCRBC. Para el tratamiento de la generacióndistribuida, se propone una estrategia para incorporar dentro del FCRBC un modelo simplificado del generador junto con un control de las variables de despacho en el punto de conexión con la red. De este modo, el nodo con generación distribuida puede ser modelado como un nodoPV, o nodo PQ, dependiendo del modo de control y de las condiciones operativas del generador. Para validar la eficiencia del algoritmo propuesto es usado el sistema de prueba IEEE de 37 nodos. Los resultados probabilísticos son comparados con los obtenidos usando el método de Monte Carlo.

  8. Algoritmos Numéricos para el Problema de Restauración de Imágenes usando el Método de las Proyecciones Alternantes

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    René Escalante

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Los algoritmos de proyección han evolucionado a partir del algoritmo de proyección alternante propuesto por J. von Neumann en 1933, donde el espacio solución es la intersección de un número finito de subespacios o conjuntos convexos. Investigaciones recientes se han centrado en técnicas para acelerar la convergencia del método y explotar el multiprocesamiento. En este trabajo consideramos el problema de restauración de imágenes. La mayoría de las técnicas desarrolladas para resolverlo han usado algoritmos iterativos; una de ellas consiste en usar proyecciones ortogonales alternantes. Llevamos a cabo una revisión cronológica de las diferentes técnicas en las que se ha aplicado el método de las proyecciones ortogonales alternantes al problema de restauración de imágenes, hasta llegar al enfoque reciente de Combettes (1997-1999, en donde la restauración se basa en el cálculo de proyecciones aproximadas, en lugar de proyecciones exactas.

  9. Prueba e implementación de algoritmos de control de calidad de datos de temperatura superficial del aire en un contexto operativo

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    José Araya

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una metodología para el cálculo de rangos de temperatura, así como algoritmos de programación simple para la detección de errores obvios en datos meteorológicos con el fin de mostrar cómo un sistema de control de calidad sencillo, en tiempo real, puede implementarse de forma exitosa. Estos algoritmos fueron probados a través de su programación en un grabador de datos, el cual es el núcleo procesador en una estación meteorológica: primero, bajo condiciones controladas; y, luego, en dos estaciones meteorológicas automáticas con capacidad de transmisión en tiempo real. La investigación realizada muestra que estos algoritmos son efectivospara la detección de valores atípicos que de otra manera podrían ser detectados tardíamente y pasar inadvertidos.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Algoritmos Evolutivos y su empleo en el ajuste de controladores del tipo PID: Estado Actual y Perspectivas

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    Gilberto Reynoso-Meza

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los controladores PID continúan siendo una solución fiable, robusta, práctica y sencilla para el control de procesos. Actualmente constituyen la primera capa de control de la gran mayoría de las aplicaciones industriales. De ahí que un número importante de trabajos de investigación se han orientado a mejorar su rendimiento y prestaciones. Las líneas de investigación en este campo van desde nuevos métodos de ajuste, pasando por nuevos tipos de estructura hasta metodologías de diseño integrales. Particularizando en el ajuste de parámetros, una de las formas de obtener una solución novedosa consiste en plantear un problema de optimización, el cual puede llegar a ser no-lineal, no-convexo y con restricciones. Dado que los algoritmos evolutivos han mostrado un buen desempeño para solucionar problemas complejos de optimización, han sido utilizados en diversas propuestas relacionadas con el ajuste de controladores PID. Este trabajo muestra un revisión de estas propuestas y las prestaciones obtenidas en cada caso. Así mismo, se identifican algunas tendencias y posibles líneas de trabajo futuras. Abstract: PID controllers are a reliable, robust, practical and easy to implement control solution for industrial processes. They provide the first control layer for a vast majority of industrial applications. Owing to this, several researches invest time and resources to improve their performance. The research lines in this field scope with new tuning methods, new types of structures and integral design methods. For tuning methods, improvements could be fulfilled stating an optimization problem, which could be non-linear, non-convex and highly constrained. In such instances, evolutionary algorithms have shown a good performance and have been used in various proposals related with PID controllers tuning. This work shows a review of these proposals and the benefits obtained in each case. Some

  20. Automatic optimization of a nuclear reactor reload using the algorithm Ant-Q; A otimizacao automatica da recarga nuclear utilizando o algoritmo Ant-Q

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    Machado, Liana; Schirru, Roberto [Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Coordenacao dos Programas de Pos-graduacao de Engenharia. Programa de Engenharia Nuclear

    2002-07-01

    The nuclear fuel reload optimization is a NP-Complete combinatorial optimization problem. For decades this problem was solved using an expert's knowledge. From the eighties, however there have been efforts to automatic fuel reload and the more recent ones show the Genetic Algorithm's (GA) efficiency on this problem. Following this trend, our aim is to optimization nuclear fuel reload using Ant-Q, artificial theory based algorithms. Ant-Q's results on the Traveling salesman Problem, which is conceptuality similar to fuel reload, are better than GA's. Ant-Q was tested in real application on the cycle 7 reload of Angra I. Comparing Ant-Q result with the GA's, it can be verified that, even without a local heuristics, the former algorithm, as it superiority comparing the GA in Angra I show. Is a valid technique to solve the nuclear fuel reload problem. (author)

  1. RECONFIGURACIÓN DE REDES ELÉCTRICAS DE MEDIA TENSIÓN BASADA EN EL ALGORITMO DE PRIM RECONFIGURATION OF MEDIUM VOLTAGE NETWORKS BASED ON PRIM'S ALGORITHM

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    Angely Cárcamo-Gallardo

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta un nuevo algoritmo que permite reconfigurar un sistema de distribución (SD de energía eléctrica minimizando la energía no suministrada (ENS. El SD se modela utilizando teoría de grafos, mientras que la ENS se formula recursivamente y se parametriza en términos de los índices de confiabilidad del SD. Empleando esta modelación se transforma el problema de optimización en el problema de encontrar el árbol de mínima expansión (AME a partir del grafo que modela al SD, donde la métrica de distancia utilizada corresponde a la ENS a cada nodo del SD. Para encontrar de manera eficiente el AME se utiliza el algoritmo de Prim, ya que pertenece a la clase de algoritmos voraces en el cálculo del AME. Adicionalmente, se propone un algoritmo que realiza una revisión del AME obtenido analizando las topologías que fueron descartadas aleatoriamente durante el proceso de decisión. El desempeño del algoritmo de optimización se evalúa en sistemas de pruebas y en dos sistemas eléctricos reales.This paper presents a novel algorithm to reconfigure an electric power distribution network (EPDN, minimizing its non-supplied energy (NSE. The EPDN is modeled using graph theory and the NSE is recursively formulated in terms of the reliability parameters of the EPDN. Based on this mathematical model, we transform the original optimization problem into the graph theory problem of finding the minimum spanning tree (MST of a given graph, which models the EPDN. The distance metric employed by the searching algorithm is the NSE. In order to efficiently find the MST, Prim's algorithm is employed due to is greedy search behavior. In addition, a backtracking algorithm is used to check the MST obtained. The backtracking algorithm analyzes all the candidate topologies that were randomly discarded during the decision process. The performance of the optimization algorithm is evaluated using testing systems and two actual EPDNs.

  2. ALGORITMOS PARA O PROBLEMA NÃO CAPACITADO DE FLUXOS COM CUSTOS FIXOS NOS ARCOS: UMA COMPARAÇÃO ESTATÍSTICA

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    Frederico R.B. Cruz

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho tem como propósito a apresentação de resultados de uma comparação empírica entre algoritmos, sendo este um dos assuntos mais recorrentes na área de desenvolvimento de algoritmos. Os algoritmos sob estudo são para resolver um problema de otimização em redes, importante pelas suas aplicações potenciais em sistemas de telefonia e transporte, o problema não capacitado de fluxos com custos fixos nos arcos (NCFCF, uma generalização do clássico problema de Steiner em grafos. Para tal, são utilizadas ferramentas estatísticas conhecidas tais como planejamento de experimentos, análise de variância e intervalos de confiança, mas não comumente empregadas neste tipo de estudo. O problema NCFCF é apresentado em uma modelagem de programação matemática inteira mista, baseada na qual os algoritmos sob consideração são apresentados. Uma descrição do planejamento de experimentos adequado a este tipo de estudo é apresentada e é ilustrado o uso da técnica estatística baseado em cuja análise foi possível classificar os algoritmos sob consideração.This paper is concerned about empirical comparisons of algorithms, one of the most recurrent issues in the field of design of algorithms. The problem under consideration is the uncapacitated fixed-charge network flow (UFCNF problem, a generalization of the classic Steiner problem in graphs. The UFCNF is very important in the practical point of view because of its potential applications for telecommunication and transportation system design. In order to compare the algorithms for the UFCNF problem, we make use of well known and well established statistical tools namely the design of experiments, analysis of variance, and confidence intervals, but rarely applied in such studies. A mixed-integer mathematical programming formulation is presented for the UFCNF problem and the design of experiments suitable for the empirical study is detailed. Finally, the statistical analysis

  3. Glucose isomerization in simulated moving bed reactor by Glucose isomerase

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    Eduardo Alberto Borges da Silva

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available Studies were carried out on the production of high-fructose syrup by Simulated Moving Bed (SMB technology. A mathematical model and numerical methodology were used to predict the behavior and performance of the simulated moving bed reactors and to verify some important aspects for application of this technology in the isomerization process. The developed algorithm used the strategy that considered equivalences between simulated moving bed reactors and true moving bed reactors. The kinetic parameters of the enzymatic reaction were obtained experimentally using discontinuous reactors by the Lineweaver-Burk technique. Mass transfer effects in the reaction conversion using the immobilized enzyme glucose isomerase were investigated. In the SMB reactive system, the operational variable flow rate of feed stream was evaluated to determine its influence on system performance. Results showed that there were some flow rate values at which greater purities could be obtained.Neste trabalho a tecnologia de Leito Móvel Simulado (LMS reativo é aplicada no processo de isomerização da glicose visando à produção de xarope concentrado de frutose. É apresentada a modelagem matemática e uma metodologia numérica para predizer o comportamento e o desempenho de unidades reativas de leito móvel simulado para verificar alguns aspectos importantes para o emprego desta tecnologia no processo de isomerização. O algoritmo desenvolvido utiliza a abordagem que considera as equivalências entre as unidades reativas de leito móvel simulado e leito móvel verdadeiro. Parâmetros cinéticos da reação enzimática são obtidos experimentalmente usando reatores em batelada pela técnica Lineweaver-Burk. Efeitos da transferência de massa na conversão de reação usando a enzima imobilizada glicose isomerase são verificados. No sistema reativo de LMS, a variável operacional vazão da corrente de alimentação é avaliada para conhecer o efeito de sua influência no

  4. New reactor type proposed

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    2003-01-01

    "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).

  5. 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....

  6. 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.

  7. Algoritmo para geolocalización de dispositivos móviles a partir de emisores de WIFI

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    María Portillo Montiel

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación propone un método para la geolocalización de dispositivos móviles a partir de señales WiFi predeterminadas, prescindiendo del uso del GPS para evitar potenciales problemas de seguridad y malware. El método propuesto, se basa en la técnica conocida como Punto de Triangulación Aproximado (APIT y parte de una discretización del espacio de acción a partir de un conjunto base de emisores de señal WiFi de coordenadas y radios de acción máximos conocidos, para luego construir una rejilla que incluye las zonas de acción conjunta de todos los emisores al momento de activar la aplicación, es posible estimar con gran precisión la ubicación del dispositivo móvil determinando el área de intersección de las señales visibles en el momento. La implementación del algoritmo propuesto exhibe una complejidad temporal cuadrática respecto al tamaño de la rejilla y lineal sobre la cantidad de emisores iniciales.

  8. Claves en la aplicación del algoritmo Chaid. Un estudio del ocio físico deportivo universitario

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    Eva Sanz Arazuri

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es argumentar y explicar la utilidad y el procedimiento de la segmentación jerárquica basada en el algoritmo CHAID como técnica de análisis multivariado. Para facilitar la comprensión de este proceso, la exposición del uso, así como, la interpretación de esta técnica nos hemos servido de una investigación realizada sobre el comportamiento físico-deportivo de tiempo libre de una población universitaria. Este estudio busca definir los perfiles de los universitarios en función de los distintos grados de satisfacción con su práctica físico-deportiva, así como, constatar la existencia de determinadas variables predictoras de dicha satisfacción al relacionar globalmente todas. En el artículo queda demostrada la valiosa capacidad que posee esta técnica de segmentación jerárquica para pronosticar y explicar determinados comportamientos, así como para determinar la relación causa-efecto de dichos comportamientos.

  9. Calibração do Storm Water Management Model (SWMM utilizando algoritmos evolucionários multiobjetivo

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    Klebber Teodomiro Martins Formiga

    Full Text Available RESUMO O estudo teve por objetivo a realização da calibração do modelo hidrológico Storm Water Management Model (SWMM para a Bacia Hidrográfica do Arroio Cancela, localizada em Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, utilizando o algoritmo evolucionário multiobjetivo R-NSGA. Para tanto, foram realizadas modificações na estrutura do SWMM, de modo que permitisse seu acoplamento como Evolucionary Reference Point Based Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (R-NSGA em ambiente de programação MATLAB. As funções objetivo utilizadas foram o Coeficiente de Eficiência de Nash-Sutcliffe (COE, o Erro da Vazão de Pico (EQP e o Erro do Volume Escoado (EVOL aplicadas simultaneamente na calibração do modelo. Foi proposto um método para determinação da maior compatibilidade de modo a elencar as melhores soluções. Os resultados dos parâmetros calibrados do SWMM foram próximos aos valores físicos da bacia, com exceção dos valores relativos à equação de Horton. As soluções de maior compatibilidade apresentam um melhor comportamento para os eventos de validação, evidenciando a importância da otimização multiobjetivo.

  10. 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.

  11. 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...

  12. Un Algoritmo Genético Especializado en Planeamiento de Redes de Distribución. Parte II. Detalles del algoritmo y su aplicación; A specialized Genetic Algorithm in Distribution Network planning. Part II. Algorithm details and application

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    Raúl Nicolás Carvajal Pérez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available En la Parte I de este articulo, se expusieron las características de la planificación de redes y su influencia en la selección de métodos específicos en cada uno de los procedimientos para desarrollar los pasos del algoritmo genético especializado. Aquí se exponen las interioridades del algoritmo y el trabajo experimental para fijar la magnitud de los parámetros generales de las poblaciones y la cantidad de éstas. Se presentan casos resueltos durante el ajuste del sistema de cálculo.  The first section explained the specifics characteristics of network planning and the selected method for genetic operators. In this papers, expose details about the algorithm steps, the mathematical procedures and some applications.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Validación de un algoritmo híbrido del pso con el método simplex y de topología de evolución paramétrica

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    CORREA, RODRIGO; BEGAMBRE, OSCAR; CARRILLO E., JULIO C.

    2011-01-01

    Este artículo describe algunos de los aspectos más importantes relacionados con la experimentación numérica de un híbrido del algoritmo PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization) con el tradicional método simplex modificado de Nelder-Mead. El híbrido de estas dos técnicas de optimización sin restricciones se realizó con una topología que permite optimizar en cada iteración los parámetros del algoritmo PSO utilizando el método simplex modificado. Se realizaron experimentos numéricos con este algoritmo ...

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. ALGORITMO FONÉTICO PARA DETECCIÓN DE CADENAS DE TEXTO DUPLICADAS EN EL IDIOMA ESPAÑOL PHONETIC ALGORITHM TO DETECT DUPLICATE TEXT STRINGS IN SPANISH

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    Iván Amón

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Con frecuencia datos que deberían estar escritos de forma idéntica no lo están debido a errores ortográficos y tipográficos, variaciones en el orden de las palabras, uso de prefijos y sufijos, entre otros. Las técnicas fonéticas para detección de duplicados no están orientadas al idioma español, lo que dificulta la identificación y corrección de problemas como errores ortográficos en textos escritos en este idioma. En este artículo de investigación se propone un algoritmo denominado PhoneticSpanish para la detección de cadenas de texto duplicadas el cual considera la presencia de errores ortográficos en el idioma español. El algoritmo propuesto se comparó con nueve técnicas para la detección de duplicados. Los resultados del algoritmo fueron satisfactorios ya que se obtuvieron mejores resultados que las otras técnicas y evidencian oportunidades para mejorar el análisis de información en el idioma español.Often data that should be written so they are not identical due to misspellings and typos, variations in word order, use of prefixes and suffixes, among others. Phonetic techniques for duplicate detection are not geared toward the Spanish language, which makes the identification and correction of problems such as spelling errors in texts written in this language. In this paper we propose an algorithm called PhoneticSpanish to detect duplicate text strings which considers the presence of spelling errors in Spanish. The proposed algorithm was compared with nine techniques to detect duplicates. The results were satisfactory and the algorithm that performed better than the other techniques and demonstrate opportunities for improved analysis of information in Spanish.

  6. Estimativa do balanço de energia utilizando imagens TM - Landsat 5 e o algoritmo SEBAL no litoral sul de Pernambuco

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    Célia Cristina Machado

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available As trocas de energia na interface solo-planta-atmosfera, por meio das componentes do balanço de radiação (Rn e dos fluxos de calor no solo (G, sensível (H e latente (LE, são essenciais para a modelagem climática e hidrológica que, por sua vez, afetam toda a biosfera. Dessa forma, esta pesquisa teve por objetivos: (1 estimar e comparar o comportamento dos componentes do balanço de energia, usando o algoritmo SEBAL - Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land, em diferentes tipos de uso e cobertura do solo e (2 validar o algoritmo. Para isso, foram usadas três imagens TM - Landsat 5 de órbita e ponto 214/066, com datas de passagem em 26 de agosto de 2006, 6 de setembro de 2010 e 28 de janeiro de 2011, todas recortadas para enquadrar o litoral sul de Pernambuco. Os resultados mostraram a capacidade do SEBAL de estimar a variabilidade espacial dos diferentes componentes do balanço de energia, com capacidade de distinguir diferentes ocupações do solo. O cômputo do balanço de energia possibilita observar as formas diferenciadas do uso da energia pelos diferentes tipos de cobertura do solo e verificar aqueles que propiciam melhor conforto térmico. As estimativas da evapotranspiração obtidas pelo algoritmo SEBAL apresentaram uma boa concordância com os resultados obtidos pelo método da FAO-Penman-Monteith demonstrando, dessa forma, a potencialidade da abordagem metodológica escolhida.

  7. Séries temporais de NDVI do sensor SPOT Vegetation e algoritmo SAM aplicados ao mapeamento de cana‑de‑açúcar

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    Luiz Eduardo Vicente

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o mapeamento de área de cana‑de‑açúcar por meio de série temporal, de seis anos de dados do índice de vegetação por diferença normalizada (NDVI, oriundos do sensor Vegetation, a bordo do satélite "système pour l'observation de la Terre" (SPOT. Três classes de cobertura do solo (cana‑de‑açúcar, pasto e floresta, do Estado de São Paulo, foram selecionadas como assinaturas espectro‑temporais de referência, que serviram como membros extremos ("endmembers" para classificação com o algoritmo "spectral angle mapper" (SAM. A partir desta classificação, o mapeamento da área de cana‑de‑açúcar foi realizado com uso de limiares na imagem-regra do SAM, gerados a partir dos valores dos espectros de referência. Os resultados mostram que o algoritmo SAM pode ser aplicado a séries de dados multitemporais de resolução moderada, o que permite eficiente mapeamento de alvo agrícola em escala mesorregional. Dados oficiais de áreas de cana‑de‑açúcar, para as microrregiões paulistas, apresentam boa correlação (r² = 0,8 com os dados obtidos pelo método avaliado. A aplicação do algoritmo SAM mostrou ser útil em análises temporais. As séries temporais de NDVI do sensor SPOT Vegetation podem ser utilizadas para mapeamento da área de cana‑de‑açúcar em baixa resolução.

  8. Desarrollo de un algoritmo en MATLAB para la optimización de la resolución de una tarjeta USRP B210 para aplicaciones SDRadar

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    David Moreno Avilés

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available En este documento se analizan las limitaciones y características que tiene la tarjeta USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral B210 para desarrollar aplicaciones de radar definidos por software (SDRadar. Para el desarrollo del algoritmo se utilizó un radar de onda continua modulada en frecuencia (FMCW que implementa una señal chirp, al considerar que 25 MHz es el máximo ancho de banda que la tarjeta puede proporcionar se obtiene como resultado una resolución de 6 metros. El método utilizado para optimizar la resolución de la tarjeta fue transmitir un determinado número de señales con distintos anchos de banda, lo que resulta en una resolución diferente, al detectar y almacenar el objetivo en una matriz. Después de las pruebas correspondientes el algoritmo estableció que con 14 mediciones con variaciones de ancho de banda de 0.5 MHz, entre cada señal, se obtiene la mayor optimización para mejorar la resolución de la tarjeta. Se obtuvo finalmente dos zonas de optimización, donde la primera zona está limitada por un error de medición menor a 1 metro, y en la segunda zona con un error de medición entre 1 y 2 metros con 69.15% y 30.85% de objetivos detectados respectivamente, lo que determina su efectividad y confiabilidad. Este trabajo ha demostrado que el algoritmo utilizado es útil en aplicaciones SDRadar para detectar objetivos para aplicaciones topográficas o sistemas SAR.

  9. Algorithm for the calculation of the energy balance for generation power plants; Algoritmo de calculo del balance de energia para centrales de generacion electrica

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    Arteaga Cardenas, Christian

    2001-07-01

    The design of an algorithm for the calculation of the energy balance that can be applied to the different electrical arrangements that exist in the generating power plants of Comision Federal de Electricidad is looked for; it must comply with the efficiency necessities, required precision and homogeneity; that observes all the normativeness that establishes the criteria and rules that this calculation must satisfy, with the primary target of generating computational applications that allow to use the algorithm in practical applications. The computational program Sistema Mensual de Operacion (SIMO) version 4.2 includes an algorithm that is used by almost all the generating power plants of Mexico, with very few problems derived from it, nevertheless these few ones are explained and solved in this document, as the simultaneous energy delivery, the Transmission Area by the delivery bus and the Distribution Area by means of the power plant self services bus. [Spanish] Se busca disenar un algoritmo para el calculo del balance de energia que pueda ser aplicado para los distintos arreglos electricos que existen en las centrales generadoras de Comision Federal de Electricidad; que cumpla con las necesidades de eficiencia, precision y homogeneidad requeridas; que observe toda la normatividad que establece los criterios y reglas que este calculo debe satisfacer, con el objetivo principal de generar aplicaciones computacionales que permitan utilizar el algoritmo en aplicaciones practicas. El programa computacional Sistema de Informe Mensual de Operacion (SIMO) version 4.2 comprende un algoritmo que es usado por casi todas las centrales generadoras de energia electrica de Mexico, con muy pocos problemas derivados de el, sin embargo estos pocos son explicados y solucionados en este documento, como la entrega simultanea de energia, el area de Transmision por el bus de entrega y el area de Distribucion por medio del bus de servicios propios de la central.

  10. Automatización del Bobinado Industrial de Fleje Plástico Mediante Motores Eléctricos Basados en Algoritmos de Control de Movimiento

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    Marco Freddy Abril Aguilar

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe el diseño e implementación de un Sistema Eléctrico y Electrónico para automatizar el proceso de bobinado de fleje plástico de polipropileno en la empresa CODIEMPAQUES del ECUADOR Cía. Ltda. , mediante el uso de motores eléctricos de inducción y motores a pasos que permitirán enrollar y posicionar el fleje plástico en un carrete para su posterior almacenamiento y distribución.El proceso de bobinado comprende dos etapas que trabajan simultamenamente para obtener un rollo de fleje plástico uniforme y compacto. La etapa de enrrollado realizada por el motor de inducción trifásico bajo el control del algoritmo de fuerza; la etapa de posicionamiento realizada por el motor a pasos a través de algoritmos de control de movimiento de posición, velocidad y cambio de giro.Los algoritmos son procesados por autómatas de gama alta y reciben señales provenientes de sensores inductivos y encoders incrementales; posteriormente las señales son transferidas mediante red de autómatas MODBUS para su procesamiento. La etapa de implementación se realizó bajo la norma ISO/IEC 24702 para la distribución, maniobra y conexión de los dispositivos optimizando el tiempo y recursos

  11. Una combinación de un algoritmo voraz con algoritmos genéticos para optimizar la producción de cartón ondulado || A Combination of a Greedy Algorithm and Genetics Algorithms to Optimize the Production of Corrugated Board

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    Tornadijo Rodríguez, Tomás F.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se propone la utilización de un algoritmo genético para la optimización del corte continuo de planchas de cartón, un problema habitual en la industria cartonera, donde la minimización de mermas de materia prima y el cumplimiento de los plazos de fabricación son dos objetivos prioritarios de la planificación de la producción. Las soluciones aportadas por un algoritmo voraz se utilizan como semillas para el algoritmo genético. Se utiliza el operador de recombinación de cruce en un punto. || In this paper, we suggest a genetic algorithm for optimizing the continuous cutting of cardboard plates, a common problem in the corrugated industry,where minimizing wastage of raw materials and meeting production deadlines are two priority objectives of production planning.The solutions provided by a greedy algorithm are used as seeds for thegenetic algorithm. It uses the one-point crossover operator.

  12. Aplicación de algoritmos heurísticos en la construcción de la población inicial de algoritmos genéticos que resuelven el problema de planeamiento de la expansión de la transmisión

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    Antonio H. Escobar Z.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se analiza el impacto de seleccionar poblaciones iníciales de buena calidad para ser usadas en algoritmos genéticos, con el propósito de obtener mayor velocidad de convergencia y mejor calidad en las soluciones alcanzadas cuando se resuelve el problema del planeamiento de la expansión a largo plazo de los sistemas de transmisión de energía eléctrica. Los sistemas de prueba que se analizan corresponden a sistemas de alta complejidad, tradicionalmente usados en la literatura especializada. Para generar soluciones iníciales de buena calidad se utilizan algoritmos heurísticos constructivos, particularmente los más utilizados en problemas de planeamiento de la expansión de sistemas de transmisión. Se comparan los resultados obtenidos con los que entregan los algoritmos genéticos que usan poblaciones iniciales aleatorias. Los resultados muestran que una población inicial generada en forma heurística permite obtener soluciones de mejor o igual calidad y con esfuerzos computacionales menores, cuando se resuelven sistemas eléctricos de gran complejidad.

  13. Algoritmo de busca dispersa aplicado ao problema clássico de roteamento de veículos

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    Nélida Gladys Maquera Sosa

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo apresentamos heurísticas usando o conceito da meta-heurística Busca Dispersa (BD, desenvolvidas para a solução do Problema de Roteamento de Veículos (PRV Clássico, detalhando cada uma de suas etapas básicas quando aplicadas ao problema em questão. A Busca Dispersa é um método evolutivo que combina soluções com a finalidade de criar novas soluções de melhor qualidade; ainda que apresente similaridades com os algoritmos genéticos difere dos mesmos em princípios fundamentais. Um aspecto importante da BD é formar soluções com alta qualidade para dirigir a busca a regiões promissoras. Experimentos computacionais foram realizados em quatro conjuntos de dados disponíveis na literatura. Os resultados mostram que a BD é robusta e competitiva em termos de qualidade das soluções obtidas e tempo computacional para o PRV Clássico, para os conjuntos de dados testados.In this paper we present a Scatter Search algorithm designed for the solution of the Classical Vehicle Routing Problem, giving details of each of its basic phases when applied to the routing problem. Scatter Search is an evolutionary meta-heuristic that combines solutions with the objective of obtaining new solutions of higher quality; even though there are similarities between Scatter Search and Genetic Algorithms, the two methods differ in basic principles. An important aspect of Scatter Search is to construct high quality solutions in order to direct the search to promising regions. Computational experiments were conducted using four data sets available in the literature. The results show that Scatter Search is robust and competitive in terms of both the quality of solutions and computational times, for the VRP data sets we used.

  14. Cinemática inversa de robot serial utilizando algoritmo genético basado en MCDS

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    Juan Jairo Vaca González

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Los robots manipuladores seriales son herramientas eficaces para realizar tareas repetitivas y de precisión en la industria, siempre que se comprenda la cinemática involucrada en el posicionamiento y orientación del efector final. Este artículo presenta una metodología para resolver el problema cinemático inverso de un robot serial (Melfa RV-2A utilizando un algoritmo genético (AG a partir del modelo cinemático directo Screws (MCDS. Para esto, se obtienen los parámetros Screw que modelan el robot, se calcula el espacio de trabajo asociado y se diseña el AG contemplando una función multi-objetivo de alcance de posición y orientación en que se sitúa el efector final, con respecto a una coordenada y orientación de un punto objetivo establecido. La validación del AG se realiza según la aptitud, el tiempo de convergencia y la cantidad de generaciones usadas por la función para alcanzar el objetivo. Por tanto, la implementación de un AG basado en un MCDS es una herramienta prometedora que podría utilizarse para calcular la cinemática inversa de robots seriales. Esta novedosa implementación permite establecer por primera vez la exposición matricial de un sistema cinemático directo para obtener la solución cinemática inversa de un robot serial. En consecuencia, se demuestra que esta es una metodología factible y eficiente para solucionar la cinemática inversa de cualquier tipo de robot manipulador.

  15. 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...

  16. 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.

  17. Incorporación de la dinámica grupal en la materia resolución de problemas y algoritmos

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    Fracchia, Claudia Carina; MARTINS, Adair

    2004-01-01

    Siguiendo nuestra línea de investigación que apunta al desarrollo de plataformas de educación a distancia y teniendo como meta el dictado del Profesorado en Informática para Enseñanza Media a distancia, hemos trabajado en diversas herramientas y propuestas metodológicas que utilizan la Dinámica Grupal y que tienden a mejorar el proceso de enseñanzaaprendizaje de la s materias de dicha carrera. Tomamos como punto de partida la materia Resolución de Problemas y Algoritmos y desarrollamos una...

  18. Precificação de opções de dólar no mercado brasileiro utilizando redes neurais e algoritmos genéticos

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    Chagas, Guido Marcelo Borma

    2010-01-01

    Esse trabalho comparou, para condições macroeconômicas usuais, a eficiência do modelo de Redes Neurais Artificiais (RNAs) otimizadas por Algoritmos Genéticos (AGs) na precificação de opções de Dólar à Vista aos seguintes modelos de precificação convencionais: Black-Scholes, Garman-Kohlhagen, Árvores Trinomiais e Simulações de Monte Carlo. As informações utilizadas nesta análise, compreendidas entre janeiro de 1999 e novembro de 2006, foram disponibilizadas pela Bolsa de Mercadorias e Futu...

  19. Vectorización de algoritmos generales de convergencia fuerte para la solución de ecuaciones diferenciales estocásticas (SDE)

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    Quiñones Botero, Carlos Eduardo

    2007-01-01

    La teoría de las Ecuaciones Diferenciales Estocásticas (SDE) ha sido desarrollada en el último medio siglo, pero no se ha creado una librería para la solución numérica de este tipo de ecuaciones. A pesar de que actualmente existen métodos numéricos de alta eficiencia para la solución de las SDE y de que existen aplicaciones académicas e industriales en donde se utilizan, no se ha desarrollado una librería de fuente abierta que implemente vectorizadamente los mejores algoritmos disponibles act...

  20. Estudio, implementación y análisis de nuevos algoritmos de aprendizaje y nuevas medidas de tolerancia al ruido para redes funcionales y neuronales

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    Fontenla-Romero, Óscar

    2011-01-01

    [Resumen] Esta tesis doctoral está organizada en dos partes, En la primera parte de la memoria se presentan nuevos algoritmos para el aprendizaje de redes de neuronas artificiales con alimentación hacia delante. En primer lugar se presenta un nuevo método para el aprendizaje de redes de una capa que permite el entrenamiento de este tipo de sistemas empleando un sistema de ecuaciones lineales. El método propuesto obtiene siempre el óptimo global de la función de error y, además, presen...

  1. ESCENARIOS PARA LA UBICACIÓN ÓPTIMA DE GENERACIÓN DISTRIBUIDA CON BASE EN UN ALGORITMO ANALÍTICO

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    Diego Leonardo González Herrera

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presentan los escenarios de simulación planteados en base a un algoritmo analítico para la ubicación de la generación distribuida. En primera instancia se hace un recorrido por el estado del arte referente a los factores involucrados en la planeación de la demanda  y estudios de cortocircuito. Así mismo, se exhibe la propuesta metodológica para evaluar el impacto y algunos resultados preliminares obtenidos.

  2. OPTIMIZACIÓN DE REDES 3G UTILIZANDO ALGORITMOS CONTROL DE ADMISIÓN DE LLAMADA (CAC Y REORGANIZACIÓN DE CARGA (LDR

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    Darío Fernando Romo Cabrera

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el comportamiento de los algoritmos control de admisión de llamada CAC y reorganización de la carga LDR. Se  analizan dos escenarios donde son utilizados para mejorar el rendimiento de la red 3G. En el primero de ellos se presenta un caso de congestión de potencia en el uplink y en el segundo se analiza el nivel de congestión de elementos de canal CE en el uplink.

  3. Diseño de algoritmos de guerra electrónica y radar para su implementación en sistemas de tiempo real

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    Iglesias Muñoz, Víctor

    2015-01-01

    Esta tesis se centra en el estudio y desarrollo de algoritmos de guerra electrónica {electronic warfare, EW) y radar para su implementación en sistemas de tiempo real. La llegada de los sistemas de radio, radar y navegación al terreno militar llevó al desarrollo de tecnologías para combatirlos. Así, el objetivo de los sistemas de guerra electrónica es el control del espectro electomagnético. Una de la funciones de la guerra electrónica es la inteligencia de señales {signals intelligence, SIGI...

  4. Algoritmo de tomografia por impedância elétrica utilizando programação linear como método de busca da imagem.

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    Miguel Fernando Montoya Vallejo

    2007-01-01

    A Tomografia por Impedância elétrica (TIE) tem como objetivo gerar imagens da distribuição de resistividade dentro de um domínio. A TIE injeta correntes em eletrodos alocados na fronteira do domínio e mede potenciais elétricos através dos mesmos eletrodos. A TIE é considerada um problema inverso, não-linear e mal posto. Atualmente, para gerar uma solução do problema inverso, existem duas classes de algoritmos para estimar a distribuição de resistividade no interior do domínio, os que estimam ...

  5. Algoritmos de deteção de comportamento de indivíduos com autismo: análise comparativa

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    Ferreira, Miguel Proença Brás

    2013-01-01

    A elevada prevalência de doenças relacionadas com o autismo e a necessidade de descoberta desta patologia de difícil diagnóstico e convivência, levou a que seja imprescindível o desenvolvimento de mecanismos de deteção e avaliação da atividade de pacientes. Esta tese tem como principal objetivo colmatar estas necessidades. Os algoritmos testados são direcionados à melhoria da monitorização de doentes com autismo e com necessidades especiais. Estes têm ...

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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)

  20. 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)

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)

  5. 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...

  6. Evaluación del impacto ambiental del proceso de obtención de alcohol carburante utilizando el algoritmo de reducción de residuos

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    María Isabel Montoya R.

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se evalúa el desempeño ambiental de dos procesos para la obtención de etanol a partir de materias primas propias del país como el maíz y la caña de azúcar. Inicialmente se realizó la simulación de los procesos en el software comercial Aspen Plus. Obtenidos los balances de materia y energía de los procesos, se efectuó el análisis de impacto ambiental utilizando el algoritmo de reducción de residuos (algoritmo WAR, el cual evalúa la amigabilidad ambiental de un proceso. De los resultados obtenidos, el proceso a partir de maíz presenta un menor potencial de impacto ambiental de salida que el proceso a partir de caña de azúcar. Igualmente, la mayor generación de impacto ambiental en ambos procesos se da en la categoría de potencial de toxicidad acuática, debido principalmente a la elevada carga orgánica que involucran las vinazas producidas en este proceso.

  7. Cálculo, mediante la aplicación del algoritmo de ajuste por mínimos cuadrados, de los componentes de velocidad para estaciones GNSS continuas

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    Jorge Moya Zamora

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available El cálculo de la velocidad de una estación de observación continua GNSS representa un insumo fundamental en la geodesia moderna. El hecho de determinar la posición de las estaciones GNSS de forma diaria implica que se puedan establecer las series temporales de las estaciones, con base en las cuales se puede obtener información de la influencia de fenómenos que afecten el comportamiento de estas. En este artículo se plantea una descripción del algoritmo de ajuste por mínimos cuadrados adaptado y aplicado a la determinación de los componentes de velocidad de estaciones de observación continua. Además, se aplica este algoritmo para la calcular la velocidad de la estación ETCG, perteneciente al Sistema Geocéntrico para las Américas (SIRGAS.

  8. Desempeño de Algoritmos Gusano en la Navegación de una Plataforma Robótica Móvil

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    Luis Alvarez

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo presenta la implementación de algoritmos de navegación denominados gusano 1 y gusano 2 sobre la plataforma robotica móvil de iRobot Create, los cuales se brindaron la capacidad de autonomía para navegar dentro de entornos desconocidos. Además, se utilizaron los módulos de radio frecuencia, que funcionan bajo el estándar ZigBee, para dotar de comunicación inalambrica entre el robot y una PC. Se realizaron pruebas de comunicación para determinar la máxima distancia de trabajo a la que pueden funcionar los módulos RF en interiores; mientras que, para el análisis de desempeño de los algoritmos básicos de navegación montados sobre la plataforma robótica móvil se definieron tres escenarios diferentes donde se verificó la certeza de haber alcanzado la meta por el robot.

  9. ALGORITMO DE BÚSQUEDA TABÚ ESPECIALIZADO APLICADO AL DISEÑO DE REDES SECUNDARIAS DE ENERGÍA ELÉCTRICA

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    Víctor Mario Vélez Marín

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una metodología para solucionar el problema del planeamiento de sistemas de distribución secundarios empleando como técnica de solución el algoritmo de Búsqueda Tabú. El problema se formula como un modelo no lineal entero-mixto, en el cual se tienen en cuenta la ubicación y capacidad de nuevos elementos (transformadores de distribución y tramos de red primaria y secundaria, reubicación de transformadores de distribución existentes, aumento de capacidades de elementos existentes, reconfiguración de red secundaria y balance de fases. Adicionalmente, se consideran los costos asociados a la conexión entre red primaria y secundaria y las pérdidas de energía en transformadores. Se emplean dos casos de prueba; en el primero se realizan ensayos comparativos con el algoritmo genético de Chu-Beasley para verificar la eficiencia del método propuesto y, en el segundo, se analizan los resultados obtenidos en un sistema de distribución colombiano. En ambos casos los resultados obtenidos son de gran calidad, lo que respalda lo propuesto en este trabajo.

  10. Evaluación del comportamiento de un algoritmo para la secuenciación en un taller de flujo con tiempos dependientes de la secuencia

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    Adriano da Silva-Carvalho

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el trabajo se realiza la evaluación del comportamiento de un algoritmo propuesto para la secuenciación en un taller de flujo con tiempos dependientes de la secuencia, utilizando un método híbrido basado en el Algoritmo de Búsqueda del Extremo de una Función de un Código Variable y la metaheurística de Búsqueda Dispersa. Asimismo, se analizan casos obtenidos de la aplicación en un taller mecánico de una industria nacional.In this paper the evaluation of the behaviour of a proposed algorithm is made for the sequence of events in a stream flow in a workshop with dependent moments of the sequence using a hybrid method based on the SEARCH OF THE EXTREME OF A FUNTION OF A VARIABLE CODE ALGORITHM AND THE DISPERSED SEARCH METHOD ALGORITHM In the same way, cases obtained from the application in a workshop of the national mechanical industry are analysed.

  11. Algoritmo de alocação de recursos discretos com análise de envoltória de dados

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    João Carlos Correia Baptista Soares de Mello

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available A alocação de recursos é um dos problemas clássicos abordados pela Pesquisa Operacional. A inserção de modelos de Análise de Envoltória de Dados (DEA nesse contexto traz novas possibilidades de estudo, em especial quando combinada com o uso de algoritmos de programação inteira. Este artigo apresenta um algoritmo para distribuição de recursos discretos usando modelos DEA de forma seqüencial. O método proposto é aplicado no estudo de caso da alocação de vagas docentes na Universidade Federal Fluminense. Os resultados são comparados com aqueles obtidos pela comissão encarregada da distribuição das vagas.The resource allocation is one of the main problems in Operational Research. The use of Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA in this field is a new feature with a great potential, mainly when combined with integer programming problems. This paper presents an algorithm to allocate integer resources using a step-by-step DEA algorithm. We applied the proposed approach to a real case study, which consists in allocating teacher positions in some departments of Universidade Federal Fluminense. We compare the results with those obtained by the official commission.

  12. Comparación de Algoritmos de Segmentación de Ruido Aplicados a Imágenes de Resonancia Magnética

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    Eduardo Barbará Morales

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En el estudio y diagnóstico de pacientes pediátricos que presentan tumores en el sistema nervioso central (SNC, se emplean imágenes de Resonancia Magnética (RM para cuantificar, evaluar y documentar las terapias y tratamientos aplicados. Estas imágenes se ven afectadas por ruidos, principalmente producto del movimiento del paciente en el período de estudio y en el proceso de adquisición de la imagen. En este trabajo se proponen dos algoritmos sencillos y eficientes para realizar la segmentación del ruido presente en las imágenes, analizando su histograma característico. Estas técnicas de segmentación de ruido permiten obtener imágenes a las cuales se les ha segmentado y puesto a cero una cierta cantidad de pixeles, con lo cual es posible disminuir el tiempo de cómputo en procesamientos posteriores. Se realizan además comparaciones entre los algoritmos donde se mide el tiempo de cómputo, el error medio relativo, la cantidad de puntos que son puestos a cero entre otras variables de interés.

  13. CREACIÓN DEL ALGORITMO HEURÍSTICO PARA LA PLANIFICACIÓN Y PROGRAMACIÓN DE CARTERAS DE PROYECTOS CON RECURSOS LIMITADOS

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    Mª Antonia Simón Rodríguez

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Existen numerosas empresas que tienen implantada una Oficina de Proyectos y los gestionan de manera unificada. Uno de los principales problemas que se encuentran es la asignación de los recursos humanos a los proyectos de cara a cumplir con los plazos establecidos. El objetivo del presente artículo es crear un nuevo algoritmo heurístico que logre resolverlo en un entorno dinámico, que tenga en cuenta las incidencias que van sucediendo, buscando el cumplimiento de hitos intermedios, dando continuidad a los recursos en un mismo proyecto y asignando distintas prioridades. Se ha realizado un estudio de la literatura referente al entorno multiproyecto y para el caso particular de carteras de proyectos. El algoritmo resultante logra satisfacer los objetivos propuestos con gran eficacia y eficiencia, logrando cumplir el plazo para todos los proyectos con prioridad crítica, respetar las fechas intermedias y logrando la nivelación de los recursos humanos disponibles.

  14. 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

  15. 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.).

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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)

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Distribuição de pressão em rede de irrigação localizada otimizada por algoritmos genéticos Pressure distribution in a low-pressure optimized irrigation network using genetic algorithms

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    Francisco F. N. Marcuzzo; Edson Wendland

    2011-01-01

    ... a distribuição da carga efetiva e hidráulica da unidade operacional de uma rede de irrigação localizada otimizada por algoritmos genéticos. As variáveis de decisão para otimização, com...

  6. Utilização de um algoritmo genético híbrido para operação ótima de sistemas de abastecimento de água

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    Luis Henrique Magalhães Costa; Marco Aurélio Holanda de Castro; Helena Ramos

    2010-01-01

    .... Neste trabalho, apresenta-se um algoritmo genético híbrido que permite determinar as estratégias de operações com custos energéticos reduzidos. A análise do modelo é feita em um estudo de caso real localizado na cidade...

  7. Algoritmo de actuación en la prevención de la mutilación genital femenina. Estudio de casos desde atención primaria

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    Carolina Alcón Belchí

    2016-03-01

    Conclusión: El algoritmo diseñado orienta a los profesionales en su actuación, consiguiendo una eficaz detección y prevención de mutilación genital de las niñas y resulta una primera aproximación para el desarrollo de un protocolo regional.

  8. VALIDACIÓN DE UN ALGORITMO HÍBRIDO DEL PSO CON EL MÉTODO SIMPLEX Y DE TOPOLOGÍA DE EVOLUCIÓN PARAMÉTRICA

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    RODRIGO CORREA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo describe algunos de los aspectos más importantes relacionados con la experimentación numérica de un híbrido del algoritmo PSO (Particle Swarm Optimization con el tradicional método simplex modificado de NelderMead. El híbrido de estas dos técnicas de optimización sin restricciones se realizó con una topología que permite optimizar en cada iteración los parámetros del algoritmo PSO utilizando el método simplex modificado. Se realizaron experimentos numéricos con este algoritmo híbrido aplicados a varias funciones de prueba típicas para establecer su efectividad. Los resultados obtenidos se compararon con los del método simplex y el método cuadrático, los cuales resultaron ser muy satisfactorios desde el punto de vista de su repetibilidad y reproducibilidad, aunque el tiempo de cómputo fue considerablemente mayor. Se resalta, sin embargo, que la precisión del algoritmo híbrido fue del cien por ciento en todos los ensayos para las funciones de prueba seleccionadas.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Algoritmo incremental de agrupamiento con traslape para el procesamiento de grandes colecciones de datos (Overlapping clustering incremental algorithm for large data collections processing

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    Lázaro Janier González-Soler

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Spanish abstract Existen diversos problemas en el Reconocimiento de Patrones y en la Minería de Datos que, por su naturaleza, consideran que los objetos pueden pertenecer a más de una clase o grupo. DClustR es un algoritmo dinámico de agrupamiento con traslape que ha mostrado, en tareas de agrupamiento de documentos, el mejor balance entre calidad de los grupos y eficiencia entre los algoritmos dinámicos de agrupamiento con traslape reportados en la literatura. A pesar de obtener buenos resultados, DClustR puede ser poco útil en aplicaciones que trabajen con grandes colecciones de documentos, debido a que tiene una complejidad computacional y a la cantidad de memoria que utiliza para el procesamiento de las colecciones. En este trabajo se presenta una versión paralela basada en GPU del algoritmo DClustR, llamada CUDA-DClus, para mejorar la eficiencia de DClustR en aplicaciones que lidien con largas colecciones de documentos. Los experimentos fueron realizados sobre varias colecciones estándares de documentos y en ellos se muestra el buen rendimiento de CUDA-DClus en términos de eficiencia y consumo de memoria. English abstract There are several problems in Pattern Recognition and Data Mining that, by its inherent nature, consider that the objects can belong to more than a class or cluster. DClustR is a dynamic overlapping clustering algorithm that has shown, in document clustering tasks, the best trade-off between cluster’s quality and efficiency among existing dynamic overlapping clustering algorithms. However, DClustR could be less useful when working in applications that deal with large data collections, due to its computational complexity and memory demanded for processing them. In this paper, a GPU-based parallel algorithm of DClustR, named CUDA-DClus is suggested to enhance DClustR efficiency in applications dealing with large data collections. The experimental phase conducted over various standard data collections showed that

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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)

  20. 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

  1. 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.

  2. Distribuição de pressão em rede de irrigação localizada otimizada por algoritmos genéticos

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    Francisco F. N. Marcuzzo; Wendland, Edson

    2011-01-01

    Modelos matemáticos computacionais de otimização de redes de irrigação, sob vazão em marcha, capazes de fornecer dados hidráulicos, são importantes para a verificação do comportamento do sistema quanto à distribuição da carga hidráulica (energia) e da pressão nas tubulações da rede. Este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a distribuição da carga efetiva e hidráulica da unidade operacional de uma rede de irrigação localizada otimizada por algoritmos genéticos. As variáveis de decisão para oti...

  3. Estudo da ocorrência de cyberbullying contra professores na rede social Twitter por meio de um algoritmo de classificação bayesiano

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    Rafael José de Alencar Almeida

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho pretende contribuir com o mapeamento e a mensuração da ocorrência da violência virtual contra professores na rede social Twitter, por meio de técnicas computacionais baseadas em mineração de dados da Internet (web mining e aprendizagem de máquina (machine learning. Para tal, foi realizada, durante uma semana, a coleta de postagens referentes a professores na rede social, as quais foram normalizadas e submetidas a um algoritmo de classificação Bayesiano capaz de realizar automaticamente a categorização do teor das mensagens como positivas, negativas ou neutras. Como resultado, obteve-se uma visualização gráfica hierárquica dos dados capaz de fornecer uma visão geral da gravidade e abrangência do fenômeno.

  4. Algorithm for the calculation of a steam generator efficiency; Algoritmo para el calculo de la eficiencia de un generador de vapor

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    Franco, David; Ambriz, Juan Jose; Romero Paredes, Hernando [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico, D. F. (Mexico)

    1994-12-31

    The efficiency calculation of steam generators is not always simple. The purpose of this paper is to propose an algorithm for the calculation of steam generators efficiency, easy to understand and carry out, in the form of a series of steps to be followed. It takes as starting point that the person in charge of applying these calculations has knowledge of the combustion processes and thermodynamic principles that rule such processes. [Espanol] El calculo de la eficiencia de los generadores de vapor no siempre es sencillo, el presente trabajo tiene como objetivo el de proponer un algoritmo de calculo de eficiencia de generadores de vapor, el cual sea facil de entender y de llevar a cabo, en forma de una serie de pasos a seguir. Se toma como punto de partida, que la persona encargada de aplicar estos calculos tenga el conocimiento de los procesos de combustion y principios termodinamicos que rigen tales procesos.

  5. Algoritmo del murciélago virtual en el desarrollo de la Integral de Duhamel para sistemas estructurales con un grado de libertad

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    Sergio Vanegas

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se propone el uso del algoritmo de optimización de murciélagos virtuales para resolver la Integral de Duhamel en sistemas dinámicos con un grado de libertad. Se desarrollaron ejercicios a titulo demostrativo, para el cálculo de máximos globales. Los resultados fueron muy comparables, tanto en precisión, como en exactitud frente a aquellos obtenidos por otros métodos de cálculo. Se utilizó igualmente el acelerograma del sismo de Chile (2010, para el que se reporta la respuesta dinámica y el desplazamiento máximo. Se variaron para estos ejemplos la cantidad de murciélagos virtuales notándose su influencia sobre el tiempo de computación.

  6. Algoritmo para la adaptación paramétrica de un sistema borroso mediante el filtro de Kalman extendido

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    Barragán Piña, Antonio Javier; Andujar Marquez, Jose Manuel; Aznar, Mariano Jose; Jiménez Avello, Agustín

    2010-01-01

    La fase de modelado es fundamental tanto en el proceso de análisis de un sistema dinámico como en el de diseño de un sistema de control. Esta fase es aún más crítica si se realiza en línea y la única información que se posee del sistema proviene de datos de entrada-salida del mismo. En este trabajo se presenta un algoritmo para la adaptación paramétrica de un sistema borroso basado en el filtro de Kalman extendido, el cual permite obtener modelos precisos sin renunciar a la eficiencia co...

  7. Aplicación en la docencia posgrado de algoritmos heurísticos en la optimización de estructuras: Muros nervados

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    Martí, José V.; Yepes, Víctor

    2015-01-01

    Esta comunicación presenta un curso de posgrado perteneciente al Máster Universitario en Ingeniería del Hormigón de la Universitat Politècnica de València dedicado a la formación en ingeniería. La materia se centra en el diseño automatizado de estructuras de hormigón cuyo objetivo pretende la optimización del coste de ejecución. El curso considera la mayoría de los algoritmos heurísticos básicos aplicándolos al diseño práctico de estructuras, tales como muros, pórticos y marcos de pasos infer...

  8. ¿Es la ciudad de México policéntrica? Nuevos datos y algoritmos para la detección de centralidades urbanas

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    Jorge Alberto Montejano-Escamilla

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Con la emergencia de nuevos algoritmos para el análisis de redes y la aparición de bases de datos económicas desagregadas a nivel de unidad, se plantea un método distinto a los anteriormente reportados en la literatura especializada para detectar centralidades urbanas. La primera parte define la centralidad urbana y presenta una disertación teórica sobre la condición policéntrica. Posteriormente, se muestran los métodos anteriormente usados para la medición de las centralidades y se describen las nuevas herramientas empleadas en esta investigación. Finalmente, se presentan algunos resultados de este método aplicado como caso de estudio en la ciudad de México.

  9. 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.)

  10. ADAPTACIÓN DEL ALGORITMO MARACAS PARA SEGMENTACIÓN DE LA ARTERIA CARÓTIDA Y CUANTIFICACIÓN DE ESTENOSIS EN IMÁGENES TAC

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    MARIA A. ZULUAGA

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describen las adaptaciones hechas al algoritmo MARACAS para seg- mentar y cuantificar estructuras vasculares en imágenes TAC de la arteria carótida. El al- goritmo MARACAS, que está basado en un modelo elástico y en un análisis de los valores y vectores propios de la matriz de inercia, fue inicialmente diseñado para segmentar una sola arteria en imágenes ARM. Las modificaciones están principalmente enfocadas a tratar las especificidades de las imágenes TAC, así como la presencia de bifurcaciones. Los algoritmos implementados en esta nueva versión se clasifican en dos niveles. 1. Los proce- samientos de bajo nivel (filtrado de ruido y de artificios direccionales, presegmentación y realce destinados a mejorar la calidad de la imagen y presegmentarla. Estas técnicas están basadas en información a priori sobre el ruido, los artificios y los intervalos típicos de niveles de gris del lumen, del fondo y de las calcificaciones. 2. Los procesamientos de alto nivel para extraer la línea central de la arteria, segmentar el lumen y cuantificar la es- tenosis. A este nivel, se aplican conocimientos a priori sobre la forma y anatomía de las estructuras vasculares. El método fue evaluado en 31 imágenes suministradas en el con- curso Carotid Lumen Segmentation and Stenosis Grading Grand Challenge 2009. Los resultados obtenidos en la segmentación arrojaron un coeficiente de similitud de Dice promedio de 80,4% comparado con la segmentación de referencia, y el error promedio de la cuantifi- cación de estenosis fue 14,4%.

  11. El algoritmo de la transferencia como antecesor del discurso del amo. // The algorithm of transference as a predecessor of the master`s discourse.

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    Alexander Cruz Aponasenko.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This work establishes the counter argument between Lacan’s elaboration discussed in the Proposition of October 9 on the Psychoanalyst of the School, regarding the transference, and the quadripode called “master’s discourse”, delivered in the 1969-1970 seminar. In the “Proposition”, Lacan shows a formula commonly known as “algorithm of transference”, which formalizes the opening to the unconscious through the transference signifier operation and allows the possibility of the analytical work by the installation of the subject-supposed-to-know. We will see how this algorithm precedes the master’s discourse or the discourse of the unconscious. Thus we are going to establish a directionality in the analytical cure by observing the reversal of the master’s discourse that is the discourse of the analyst. // El trabajo establece un contrapunto entre la elaboración de Lacan presentada en la proposición del 9 de octubre sobre el psicoanalista de la escuela, en relación a la transferencia, y el cuadrípodo denominado "discurso del amo", presentado en el seminario del año 1969-1970. En la “proposición” Lacan presenta una fórmula conocida coloquialmente como "algoritmo de la transferencia", que permite formalizar la apertura al inconsciente mediante la operación del significante de la transferencia y producir allí la posibilidad del trabajo analítico vía la instalación del sujeto supuesto saber. Veremos cómo este algoritmo antecede al discurso del amo o discurso del inconsciente. Esto nos permitirá establecer una direccionalidad en la cura analítica observando la inversión del discurso del amo que es el discurso del analista.

  12. 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.

  13. 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).

  14. 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,

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

  19. 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.)

  20. 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Algoritmo de detección de nubes en imágenes NOAA-AVHRR para el análisis de la variabilidad espacio-temporal de tormentas

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    Azorín Molina, César; Baena, Rafael; Echave, Imanol; Connell, Bernadette H.; Vicente Serrano, Sergio Martín; López Moreno, Juan Ignacio; Zabalza, Javier; Morán Tejeda, Enrique; Lorenzo-Lacruz, Jorge; Revuelto, Jesús; Reig, Fergus

    2012-01-01

    [ES] En este estudio se presenta un nuevo algoritmo de detección de nubes aplicado sobre tierra a imágenes diurnas del sensor AVHRR (Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer), a bordo de la serie de satélites de órbita polar NOAA. El algoritmo consta de cuatro tests espectrales que permiten clasificar cada píxel en cuatro categorías (nuboso, despejado, nieve-hielo y sin nieve-hielo), y se define para la detección de nubes durante el semestre cálido mayo-octubre en la Península Ibérica y las I...

  7. Novos algoritmos de limitação para inversores de tensão PWM a quatro braços utilizando modulação space vector

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    Camargo, Robinson F. de; Botterón, Fernando; Pinheiro, Humberto; Pinheiro, José R.; Gründling, Hilton; Hey, Hélio

    2004-01-01

    Este artigo propõe dois novos algoritmos de limitação para inversores de tensão trifásicos a quatro braços. Estes baseiam-se na limitação do vetor de comando dentro da região de operação linear do inversor. O primeiro algoritmo utiliza um elipsóide inscrito no dodecaedro definido pelas extremidades dos possíveis vetores de comutação do inversor, e o segundo é baseado nos planos limites desse poliedro. Uma descrição detalhada, abordando os principais pontos requeridos para a implementação digi...

  8. 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)

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEM OF INDUSTRIAL REACTORS

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    Vyacheslav K. Mayevski

    2014-01-01

    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.

  12. Impacto de la memoria cache en la aceleración de la ejecución de algoritmo de detección de rostros en sistemas empotrados

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    Alejandro Cabrera Aldaya

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza el impacto de la memoria cache sobre la aceleración de la ejecución del algoritmo de detección de rostros de Viola-Jones en un sistema de procesamiento basado en el procesador Microblaze empotrado en un FPGA. Se expone el algoritmo, se describe una implementación software del mismo y se analizan sus funciones más relevantes y las características de localidad de las instrucciones y los datos. Se analiza el impacto de las memorias cache de instrucciones y de datos, tanto de sus capacidades (entre 2 y 16 kB como de tamaño de línea (de 4 y 8 palabras. Los resultados obtenidos utilizando una placa de desarrollo Spartan3A Starter Kit basada en un FPGA Spartan3A XC3S700A, con el procesador Microblaze a 62,5 MHz y 64 MB de memoria externa DDR2 a 125 MHz,  muestran un mayor impacto de la cache de instrucciones que la de datos, con valores óptimos de 8kB para la cache de instrucciones y entre 4 y 16kB para la cache de datos. Con estas memorias se alcanza una aceleración de 17 veces con relación a la ejecución del algoritmo en memoria externa. El tamaño de la línea de cache tiene poca influencia sobre la aceleración del algoritmo.

  13. Evaluation of adjustment functions in a heuristic algorithm; Evaluacion de funciones de ajuste en un algoritmo heuristico

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    Perusquia del Cueto, R.; Montes T, J. L.; Ortiz S, J. J.; Castillo M, A., E-mail: raul.perusquia@inin.gob.mx [ININ, Carretera Mexico-Toluca s/n, 52750 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2011-11-15

    At present the techniques of evolution al computation receive an increasing attention in the scientific and technological areas. This situation is due to its enormous potential in the optimization applied to problems of discussed computational complexity. In the nuclear area these techniques are used in diverse problems of combinatory optimization related with designing cores of power reactors. A distinctive characteristic of the evolution al and/or meta-heuristic algorithms is that appeal in each one from their applications to an adjustment function, fitness or of quality. This function allows to discriminate or to evaluate potentials solutions of the problem to solve. The definition of this situation is very important since it allows following the search of the algorithm toward different regions of the search space. In this work the impact that has the election of this function in the quality of the found solution is shown. The optimization technique by ant colonies or Acs (ant colony system) was used applied to the radial design of fuel cells for a boiling water power reactor. The notable results of the Acs allowed to propose the adjustment method of the importance and with this to obtain adjustment functions that guide the search of solutions of collective algorithms efficiently, basic capacity to develop the proposal of emulation of the natural selection and to investigate the possibility that on order of specify goals, to obtain the corresponding decision variables. A variety of re tro-exit (re tro-out) complementary process of feedback (re tro-in) that opens extended application perspectives of be feasible. (Author)

  14. 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)

  15. 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.)

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. 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

  5. MÉTODOS DISCRETOS BASADOS EN QUIMIOTAXIS DE BACTERIAS Y ALGORITMOS GENÉTICOS PARA SOLUCIONAR EL PROBLEMA DE LA DISTRIBUCIÓN DE PLANTA EN CELDAS DE MANUFACTURA

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    Camilo Mejía Moncayo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo presenta la solución mono-objetivo y multi-objetivo del problema de la distribución de planta en celdas de manufactura a través de dos nuevos algoritmos híbridos discretos basados en quimiotaxis de bacterias y en algoritmos genéticos. Los modelos propuestos resuelven simultáneamente los dos inconvenientes que constituyen el problema de la distribución de planta en celdas de manufactura: la formación de las celdas y la distribución de planta intra e inter celdas, considerando el agrupamiento de las celdas y el costo de transporte y manipulación de materiales. El desempeño de las propuestas se evaluó con problemas de prueba de distribución de planta de celdas de manufactura, agente viajero (TSP y el caso multi-objetivo del problema de las mochilas. Los resultados mono-objetivo se compararon con AG, BFOA y Bacterial-GA, mientras que los resultados multi-objetivo se compararon con los reconocidos algoritmos NSGA2 y SPEA2 en los que se obtuvo un mejor desempeño en los dos casos.

  6. Un algoritmo basado en búsqueda tabú granular para la solución de un problema de ruteo de vehículos considerando flota heterogénea

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    Duván Eduardo Puenayán

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo aborda el problema de ruteo de vehículos con flota heterogénea (VRPH, en el cual se busca determinar las rutas a ser construidas para satisfacer las demandas de los clientes, considerando una flota de vehículos con capacidad y costos no homogéneos. El objetivo es minimizar la distancia total de las rutas recorridas por los diferentes vehículos. En este artículo, se propone un algoritmo metaheurístico basado en una búsqueda tabú granular para la solución del problema. El algoritmo acepta soluciones infactibles penalizadas por un factor dinámico que se ajusta durante la búsqueda. Experimentos computacionales en instancias reales de una compañía colombiana muestran que el algoritmo propuesto es capaz de obtener, en tiempos computacionales reducidos, mejores soluciones que las obtenidas por el método tradicional de planificación de rutas, usado en la compañía.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.)

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Usando algoritmos e ábaco no estudo do sistema de numeração decimal em um curso de Pedagogia

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    Viegas, Elis Regina dos Santos

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Studies in Mathematics Education have described difficulties of teachers in the use of algorithms in arithmetic teaching in the initial grades, difficulties leading to questions about the quality of theoretical and practical training provided for teachers in this area. In this context, the present study aimed to investigate the formation of concepts and construction of mathematical knowledge of Pedagogy students in relation to arithmetic teaching, basic operations using abacus and algorithms, as well as the decimal numbering system. In the theoretical approach, the authors reflect on initial teacher training for Mathematics teachers in the initial grades, the necessity of training grounded in knowledge to the process of teaching/learning and the importance of teacher training in methodological contents and in specific contents. A qualitative and quantitative approach was used, the data collection occurred with the use of semi-structured questionnaires, procedures in the activities report, direct observation and video recording. The results showed that studies with both methodological approaches, abacus and algorithms, might contribute to the formation, reframing concepts and construction of mathematical knowledge, but also could provide information for a better pedagogical and specific training. Estudos em Educação Matemática têm descrito dificuldades de professores na utilização de algoritmos no ensino de aritmética nas séries iniciais, dificuldades que provocam questionamentos quanto à qualidade da formação teórico-prática oferecida para a docência nessa área. Nesse contexto, o presente estudo teve como objetivo investigar a formação de conceitos e construção do conhecimento matemático de estudantes de Pedagogia em relação ao ensino de aritmética, das operações fundamentais com a utilização de ábaco e algoritmos, bem como, do sistema de numeração decimal. No referencial teórico adotado, os autores refletem sobre

  16. Variabilidade local e regional da evapotranspiração estimada pelo algoritmo SEBAL Local and regional variability of evapotranspiration estimated by SEBAL algorithm

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    Luis C. J. Moreira

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Em face da importância em conhecer a evapotranspiração (ET para uso racional da água na irrigação no contexto atual de escassez desse recurso, algoritmos de estimativa da ET a nível regional foram desenvolvidos utilizando-se de ferramentas de sensoriamento remoto. Este estudo objetivou aplicar o algoritmo SEBAL (Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land em três imagens do satélite Landsat 5, do segundo semestre de 2006. As imagens correspondem a áreas irrigadas, floresta nativa densa e a Caatinga do Estado do Ceará (Baixo Acaraú, Chapada do Apodi e Chapada do Araripe. Este algoritmo calcula a evapotranspiração horária a partir do fluxo de calor latente, estimado como resíduo do balanço de energia na superfície. Os valores de ET obtidos nas três regiões foram superiores a 0,60 mm h-1 nas áreas irrigadas ou de vegetação nativa densa. As áreas de vegetação nativa menos densa apresentaram taxa da ET horária de 0,35 a 0,60 mm h-1, e valores quase nulos em áreas degradadas. A análise das médias de evapotranspiração horária pelo teste de Tukey a 5% de probabilidade permitiu evidenciar uma variabilidade significativa local, bem como regional no Estado do Ceará.In the context of water resources scarcity, the rational use of water for irrigation is necessary, implying precise estimations of the actual evapotranspiration (ET. With the recent progresses of remote-sensed technologies, regional algorithms estimating evapotranspiration from satellite observations were developed. This work aimed at applying the SEBAL algorithm (Surface Energy Balance Algorithms for Land at three Landsat-5 images during the second semester of 2006. These images cover irrigated areas, dense native forest areas and caatinga areas in three regions of the state of Ceará (Baixo Acaraú, Chapada do Apodi and Chapada do Araripe. The SEBAL algorithm calculates the hourly evapotranspiration from the latent heat flux, estimated from the surface energy

  17. Algoritmo de manejo del trauma craneoencefálico leve: Una necesidad social en Cuba Algorism for mild craneo - encephalic trauma management social necessity in Cuba

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    Ariel Varela Hernández

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available El tema del traumatismo craneoencefálico leve ha sido poco estudiado es Cuba por lo que se presenta este artículo con el objetivo de demostrar la necesidad social de la aplicación de un algoritmo de manejo de estos pacientes que se adapte al contexto social cubano. Se ofrecen conceptos actualizados sobre la importancia de la ciencia y la tecnología en la sociedad moderna y se aborda la significación de la innovación tecnológica para el desarrollo de la tecnociencia en Cuba. Se trata, basado en una epistemología compleja, las relaciones que se establecen entre el desarrollo social y los servicios de salud, así como entre la evolución de la tecnociencia y el trauma craneoencefálico. Se argumenta la relevancia social del traumatismo craneoencefálico leve tanto a nivel mundial como local, así como el impacto favorable de la aplicación de un algoritmo de manejo de estos enfermos, realizado sobre una base científica, el cual permite un empleo óptimo y racional de las tecnologías imagenológicas de avanzada con que se cuenta.The topic about mild cranium-encephalic traumatism has been little studied in Cuba, that is why this article is presented with the objective to demonstrate the social necessity to apply an algorism for these patient's handling adapted to the Cuban social context. The article offers present-day concepts about the importance of science and technology in modern society and the significance of the technological innovation in the development of the techno-science in Cuba. The relationships between the social development and health services, as well as between the evolution of the techno-science and the cranium-encephalic trauma is treated, based on a complex apistemiology. The article argues the social relevance of the mild cranium-encephalic traumatism in the world and in the country, and the favourable impact of the application of an algorism of these sick persons' handling, carried out upon a scientific base which

  18. Adaptação e aplicabilidade de um algoritmo de diurético para pacientes com insuficiência cardíaca

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    Maria Karolina Echer Ferreira Feijó

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Estados congestivos podem ser identificados e manejados através de algoritmos como o Diuretic Treatment Algorithm (DTA para ajuste de diurético por telefone, com enfoque na avaliação clínica. Porém, o DTA está disponível somente em língua inglesa. OBJETIVO: Adaptar o DTA e testar sua aplicabilidade para uso no Brasil em pacientes ambulatoriais com IC. MÉTODOS: Seguiram-se as etapas de tradução, síntese, retrotradução, avaliação por comitê de especialistas e pré-teste (aplicabilidade clínica por meio de ensaio clínico randomizado. O DTA foi denominado, na versão para o Brasil, algoritmo de ajuste de diurético (AAD. Os pacientes foram randomizados para grupo intervenção (GI - ajuste de diurético conforme o AAD - ou grupo controle (GC - ajuste convencional. Foi avaliado o escore clínico de congestão (ECC e o peso para ambos os grupos. RESULTADOS: Foram realizadas 12 modificações no DTA. Incluíram-se 34 pacientes. Para aqueles congestos, o aumento de diurético guiado pelo AAD resultou em maior resolução da congestão, com redução de dois pontos no ECC para 50% da amostra -2 (-3,5; -1,0, enquanto a mediana para o GC foi 0 (-1,25; -1,0, (p < 0,001. A mediana de variação de peso foi maior no GI -1,4 (-1,7; -0,5 quando comparado ao GC 0,1 (1,2; -0,6, p = 0,001. CONCLUSÕES: O ADD mostrou-se aplicável na prática clínica após adaptação e parece resultar em melhor controle da congestão em pacientes com IC. A efetividade clínica da ferramenta merece ser testada em amostra maior de pacientes visando sua validação para uso no Brasil (Universal Trial Number: U1111-1130-5749 (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2013; [online]. ahead print, PP.0-0.

  19. Equações diofantinas lineares: fundamentação matemática e um algoritmo de resolução

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    Hugo Brener Oliveira Ferreira

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Diofanto foi um matemático Grego (aproximadamente 300 DC que viveu em Alexandria e foi praticamente o único matemático de renome da Grécia Antiga que se dedicou à Teoria dos Números, sendo o pioneiro na determinação de soluções para equações polinomiais com coeficientes inteiros. Em sua homenagem recebem o nome de Equações Diofantinas Lineares a duas variáveis, as equações do tipo , em que . Neste artigo, apresentam-se alguns dos principais resultados necessários para se provar em que condições uma equação diofantina linear a duas variáveis admite soluções, além de uma possível aplicação da disciplina de programação de computadores na disciplina de Teoria dos Números, em um curso de licenciatura em matemática, onde se desenvolve um algoritmo na linguagem Pascal. Este permite encontrar em um intervalo pré-definido, todas as soluções para uma equação diofantina dada, caso estas existam.Palavras-chave: Equações diofantinas. Teoria dos números. Algoritmo de resolução.Linear diofhantine equation: mathematics reasoning and an algorithm of resolutionAbstractDiofanto was a Greek mathematician (about 300 AD who lived in Alexandria. He was practically the only renowned mathematician of ancient Greece who dedicated himself to the Theory of Numbers, being the pioneer in determining solutions to polynomial equations with entire coefficients. In his honor are called linear Diophantine equations in two variables, the equations of the type  where . In this article, it is presented some of the main results needed, to prove in which conditions that a linear Diophantine equation with two variables admits solutions. It is also stated a possible application of the computer programming subject in the Theory of Numbers discipline in mathematics, which develops an algorithm in Pascal language. It allows finding, on a certain pre-defined range, all solutions for a given Diophantine equation, if it exists.Keywords: Diophantine

  20. Valoración epidemiológica de la linfadenitis tuberculosa en un distrito de Barcelona: propuesta de algoritmo diagnóstico

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    Silvia Aguilar-Duran

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: Barcelona ha experimentado un cambio en su demografía que ha afectado la epidemiología local de la linfadenitis tuberculosa (LT. El objetivo del estudio es conocer los factores actualmente asociados a LT en un distrito de Barcelona con una incidencia media de TB superior a 50 casos por 10.000 habitantes/año así como plantear un algoritmo diagnóstico. Métodos: estudio de cohortes retrospectivo de todos los casos de LT diagnosticados entre 1990 y 2009 en el Hospital del Mar de Barcelona. De acuerdo a los cambios demográficos, se establecieron dos periodos de estudio (1990-1999 y 2000-2009 y se analizaron y compararon las características sociodemográficas, clínicas y diagnósticas de los sujetos con LT para la posterior realización del algoritmo. La información se obtuvo de las encuestas epidemiológicas realizadas a los pacientes diagnosticados de LT en el Hospital del Mar y notificadas a la Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona. Resultados: en el primer periodo, 152 pacientes presentaron LT (siendo 73,7% autóctonos y en el segundo 147 (siendo 70,7% inmigrantes. En el primer periodo, el porcentaje de hombres immigrantes fue del 70,5% y 57,1% menores de 35 años, aunque en el segundo periodo se observó en autóctonos e l 58,1% de mujeres y 69,8% mayores de 35 años. El porcentaje de pacientes autóctonos con VIH disminuyó de 66,9% a 44,2% en el segundo periodo y hubo aumento de pacientes en tratamiento inmunosupresor (9,3%. El análisis multivariante dio como resultado (OR 8,2;IC 95% 3,4-19,8 para el uso de drogas intravenosas y OR 4,8 (IC95% 2,7-8,3para la inmigración como factores de riesgo a LT. Conclusiones: los varones inmigrantes menores de 35 años procedentes de zonas endémicas de tuberculosis y los autóctonos mayores de 35 años con VIH (aunque con un menor porcentaje de coinfección que antes del año 2000 o en tratamiento inmunosupresor son los grupos con más riesgo de presentar LT en nuestro distrito.

  1. Un algoritmo genético para el problema de Job Shop Flexible A genetic algorithm for the Flexible Job Shop problem

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    Rosa Medina Durán

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se propone e implementa computacionalmente un algoritmo genético secuencial para resolver el problema del Job Shop Flexible (existente en la Gestión de Operaciones, el cual es parte de la familia de los problemas de programación de tareas o trabajos (Scheduling en un taller que funciona a pedido. Surge como una generalización del problema del Job Shop y permite optimizar el uso de los recursos (máquinas con mayor flexibilidad, ya que cada máquina puede realizar más de una operación. Este problema ha sido estudiado por numerosos autores, los que han propuesto diversos modelos matemáticos y enfoques heurísticos. Debido a la naturaleza combinatoria, los métodos exactos que resuelven modelos matemáticos encuentran soluciones sólo para instancias pequeñas o simples del problema mencionado. Los resultados muestran la efectividad del algoritmo propuesto para entregar buenas soluciones en tiempos computacionales razonables en más de 130 instancias encontradas en la literatura.This study proposes and computationally implements a sequential genetic algorithm to solve the Flexible Job Shop problem (found in Operations Management, which is part of the family of job or task scheduling problems in a shop that works on demand. It is a generalization of the Job Shop problem, and allows optimizing the use of resources (machines in the shop, with greater flexibility, since each machine can perform more than one operation. This problem has been studied by many authors, who have proposed various mathematical models and heuristic approaches. Due to the combinatorial nature of the problem, the exact methods that solve the mathematical models are often solutions for small and simple instances of the problem. The results show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm to provide good solutions in reasonable computational times in over 130 instances found in the literatura.

  2. Comparación de algoritmos basados en la criptografía simétrica DES, AES y 3DES

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    Yuri Tatiana Medina Vargas

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN La seguridad es uno los aspectos más desafiantes de la internet y las aplicaciones de red. Las cuales están creciendo muy rápido, por lo que la importancia y el valor de los datos intercambiados a través de Internet u otros tipos de medios están aumentando. De ahí la búsqueda de la mejor solución para ofrecer la protección necesaria contra ataques de intrusos a nuestros datos, junto con la prestación de estos servicios en el tiempo es uno de los temas más interesantes en las comunidades relacionadas con la seguridad. La criptografía es la una de las principales categorías de la seguridad informática que convierte la información de su forma normal en un formato ilegible. Las dos características principales que identifican y diferencian algoritmo de cifrado uno de otro son su capacidad para asegurar los datos protegidos contra ataques y su velocidad y eficiencia en hacerlo. Este artículo ofrece una comparación equitativa de tres algoritmos de criptografía de clave simétrica más comunes: DES, AES y 3DES. ABSTRACT Security is one of the most challenging aspects of the internet and network applications. Which are growing very quickly, so that the importance and value of the data exchanged via the Internet or other media types are increasing. Hence the search for the best solution to provide the necessary protection against attacks by intruders to our data, together with the provision of these services in the time it is one of the most interesting topics in the communities related to security. Cryptography is the one of the major categories of computer security that converts the information from its normal form in an unreadable format the two main characteristics that identify and differentiat encryption algorithm from one another are its ability to ensure the data protected against attacks and their speed and efficiency to do so. This article provides a fair comparison of three algorithms for symmetric key cryptography

  3. Reconocimiento de micro partículas de polen con algoritmos de procesamiento de imágenes implementados en dispositivos reconfigurables

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    Juan Manuel Ruiz Varela

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una propuesta de un dispositivo capaz de identificar y enumerar las diversas familias de esporas de polen existentes a partir de una muestra obtenida. Este dispositivo cuenta con la implementación de dos algoritmos, el primero se enfoca al procesamiento de imágenes y el segundo a la extracción de firmas de las imágenes ya procesadas, de ésta forma es posible obtener la identificación y clasificación de cada una de las esporas de polen en la muestra, para así posteriormente hacer el conteo. Este proyecto se lleva a cabo utilizando una videocámara Costar SI-C400N adaptada a un microscopio, la tarjeta de desarrollo DE2i Altera, basada en un dispositivo Cyclone IV FPGA, memorias embebidas y un Softcore NIOS II. Esto será de gran utilidad en el área de la medicina, siendo más objetivos en el área de la alergología e inspección. Para la realización del proyecto se desarrollan las siguientes etapas, la primera está basada en la extracción de la imagen, esto se desarrolla con la ayuda de una videocámara montada en un microscopio con el cuál obtendremos el video de la muestra de esporas de polen a tratar. Se utiliza una videocámara la cual proporciona a su salida una señal analógica, dicha señal es introducida en la tarjeta para desarrollar el procesamiento adecuado. Al adquirir el video, éste es almacenado en la memoria SDRAM, la siguiente etapa se basa principalmente en leer el video almacenado y procesarlo correctamente con la ayuda del Softcore NIOS II, el cual tiene los algoritmos programados con lenguaje de alto nivel para hacer el procesamiento adecuado sobre el video entrante. En la tercera etapa, se guarda el video ya procesado en la memoria SRAM, para finalmente ser mostrado mediante el puerto VGA.

  4. Algoritmo genético aplicado a la programación en talleres de maquinado//Genetic algorithm applied to scheduling in machine shops

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    José Eduardo Márquez-Delgado

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se utiliza la metaheurística nombrada algoritmo genético, para dos variantes típicas de problemas de planificación presentes en un taller de maquinado de piezas: las variantes flujo general y flujo regular, y se ha seleccionado la minimización del tiempo de finalización de todos los trabajos ocamino máximo, como objetivo a optimizar en un plan de trabajo. Este problema es considerado de difícil solución y es típico de la optimización combinatoria. Los resultados demuestran la calidad de las soluciones encontradas en correspondencia con el tiempo de cómputo empleado, al ser comparados conproblemas clásicos reportados por otros autores. La representación propuesta de cada cromosoma genera el universo completo de soluciones factibles, donde es posible encontrar valores óptimos globales de solución y cumple con las restricciones del problema.Palabras claves: algoritmo genético, cromosomas, flujo general, flujo regular, planificación, camino máximo._____________________________________________________________________________AbstractIn this paper we use the metaheuristic named genetic algorithm, for two typical variants of problems of scheduling present in a in a machine shop parts: the variant job shop and flow shop, and the minimization of the time of finalization of all the works has been selected, good known as makespan, as objective tooptimize in a work schedule. This problem is considered to be a difficult solution and is typical in combinatory optimization. The results demonstrate the quality of the solutions found in correspondence with the time of used computation, when being compared with classic problems reported by other authors.The proposed representation of each chromosome generates the complete universe of feasible solutions, where it is possible to find global good values of solution and it fulfills the restrictions of the problem.Key words: genetic algorithm, chromosomes, flow shop, job shop

  5. 78 FR 71675 - Update of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation's Electronic Operating Reactor Correspondence

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    ... 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...

  6. MEJORAMIENTO DE ALGORITMO CLÁSICO DE DETECCIÓN DE COMPLEJOS QRS EN SEÑAL ELECTROCARDIOGRÁFICA IMPROVEMENT OF CLASSIC QRS COMPLEX DETECTOR ALGORITHM IN ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC SIGNALS

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    Cristian Vidal Silva

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    Full Text Available La identificación temporal de complejos QRS en una señal electrocardiográfica (señal ECG es una tarea de amplia investigación y numerosas aplicaciones prácticas. Este trabajo presenta las mejoras realizadas a un algoritmo para la detección de complejos QRS de una señal ECG conocido como algoritmo de Holsinger, utilizando características presentes en un detector de complejos QRS conocido como algoritmo de Hamilton-Tompkins.Se detalla cada una de las mejoras graduales realizadas en algoritmo de Holsinger, con la revisión de su rendimiento en la identificación temporal de complejos QRS sobre registros de señales electrocardiográficas (señales ECG de una base de datos pública (base de datos de arritmias del MIT - MIT BIH, con el objetivo de demostrar empíricamente, que es posible obtener un mejor rendimiento en algoritmo simple de detección de complejos QRS, con la conservación de su simplicidad, mediante la inclusión de técnicas clásicas de procesamiento digital de señales (DSP.The temporal identification of QRS complex in an electrocardiographic signal (EKG signal is a task with extended research and many practical applications. This work presents the improvements done to an algorithm for detecting QRS complex of an EKG signal known as Holsinger algorithm. For this effect, characteristics present in a complex QRS detector known as Hamilton-Tompkins algorithm are used. Each progressive improvement done to the Holsinger algorithm is detailed showing its QRS complex temporal identification performance over electrocardiographic signal records (EKG signals from a public database (arrhythmia MIT database - MIT BIH, with the objective of showing in practice that it is possible to get a better performance, preserving simplicity, with a simple QRS detection algorithm including classical digital signal processing (DSP characteristics.

  7. 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)

  8. SPRAY CALCINATION REACTOR

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    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

  9. 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 %.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. DESIGN OF ALGORITHMS BASED ON BEHAVIOUR FOR THE CONTROL OF MINIBOTS // DISEÑO DE ALGORITMOS BASADOS EN COMPORTAMIENTOS PARA EL CONTROL DE MINIBOTS

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    Maritza Bracho de Rodríguez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Using the Distributed Artificial Intelligence and the Distributed Robotics as a frame of reference, in this work are designed, developed and implemented algorithms to control autonomous, mobile, reactive, rational, proactive and sociable small robots. These minibots are capable to exhibit behaviors inspired in biological societies. Through the development of this work it was found that if the robot has to perform simple tasks, a reactive architecture is more convenient, efficient and effective. While for the performance of tasks of medium or greater complexity, is recommend the use of a hybrid architecture that allows the incorporation of deliberative reasoning.// RESUMEN: Tomando como marco de referencia a la Inteligencia Artificial Distribuida y la Robótica Distribuida, en este trabajo se diseñan, desarrollan e implementan algoritmos para el control de pequeños robots autónomos, móviles, reactivos, racionales, proactivos y sociables. Estos minibots son capaces de exhibir comportamientos inspirados en las sociedades biológicas. En los resultados alcanzados durante el desarrollo de este trabajo se encontró que cuando el robot debe ejecutar tareas simples, la arquitectura reactiva es la más conveniente, eficiente y efectiva, mientras que para la ejecución de tareas de complejidad mediana o mayor, es más recomendable el uso de arquitecturas hibridas que permitan la incorporación de procesos deliberativos.

  14. Algoritmo Tabú para un problema de distribución de espacios || Tabu search algorithm for a room allocation problem

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    Molina Luque, Julián

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La distribución de espacios es un problema que habitualmente se presenta en situaciones reales cuando se deben asignar simultáneamente diferentes conjuntos de espacios (despachos, habitaciones, salas, etc. distribuidos entre edificios y/o plantas entre varios grupos de personas de tal forma que se minimicen las distancias entre los espacios asignados a cada grupo y lasede de dicho grupo. Esta situación da lugar a un problema combinatorio con una función objetivo cuadrática, lo cual complica enormemente su resolución mediante un método exacto. Por este motivo, proponemos para su resolución un metaheurístico basado en Búsqueda Tabú con dos grupos de movimientos claramente diferenciados: intercambio de despachos y reasignación de sedes. Finalmente, aplicamos dicho algoritmo a un caso real en la Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla (España.

  15. MODELAMIENTO DE UN ALGORITMO PARA LA ASIGNACION DE LONGITUDES DE ONDA EN UN MULTIPLEXOR DWDM MINIMIZANDO EL PROCESO DE MEZCLADO DE LA CUARTA ONDA FWM (FOUR WAVE MIXING

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    Jorge Arturo Mojica Cáceres

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Uno de los medios de transmisión de alta velocidad más utilizados en nuestro entorno es la fibra óptica especificada en el estándar ITU-T G.625; sin embargo, su despliegue y utilización plantea en la actualidad varios desafíos a resolver debido a su característica de no linealidad, dentro de los cuales se encuentra el relacionado con la disminución del nivel de interferencia. Con el ánimo de brindar un aporte en la solución de esta problemática se propone modelar el comportamiento no lineal de FWM cuando se implementan sistemas de multiplexación de longitudes de onda por un único hilo de fibra óptica a fin de poder estimar las características fundamentales que rige esta tecnología y poder plantear un algoritmo que sea capaz de reducir la interferencia no lineal de cuarta onda (FWM. Como conclusión principal se encontró que el modelo propuesto reduce la interferencia no lineal FWM, lo que permite un aumento en la asignación de canales DWDM aumentando el ancho de banda establecido en cada enlace óptico.

  16. Optimización en la solución del problema inverso en geofísica usando el algoritmo de entrenamiento supervisado de Levenberg-Marquardt

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    Figueredo Baez Yaqueline

    2002-08-01

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    In this work it is introduced a methodology for the supervised training of the Neural Networks, using Levenberg Marquardt's algorithm. This method is applied in gravimetry for the optimization in the convergence at the inverse problem.

    En este trabajo se presenta una metodología para el entrenamiento supervisado de redes neuronales, utilizando el algoritmo de Levenberg-Marquardt. Este método se aplica en gravimetría para optimizar la convergencia en el problema de inversión.

  17. Maximización de la función de Verosimilitud de Distribuciones de Probabilidad usando Algoritmos Genéticos

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    Oscar Arturo Fuentes Mariles

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Tradicionalmente, para obtener los parámetros de una función de distribución con el método de máxima verosimilitud se acostumbra igualar a cero la derivada del logaritmo de la función de verosimilitud y resolver el sistema de ecuaciones no lineales que resulta. La popularidad del procedimiento se debe a su sencillez; sin embargo, cuando la función de verosimilitud no es suficientemente regular, puede llevar a obtener un valor muy alejado del máximo Por ese motivo, en este documento se presenta el uso de un algoritmo genético que permite encontrar los parámetros de la función de distribución (con los que se maximiza directamente la función de verosimilitud, o su logaritmo, sin recurrir a la derivada de los logaritmos de dicha función. Se halló buena concordancia de los resultados respecto a los obtenidos usando un software de uso frecuente en México, para el caso las funciones Gumbel y Gumbel de dos poblaciones. 

  18. Un nuevo algoritmo de selección de rasgos basado en la teoría de los conjuntos aproximados

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    Yailé Caballero

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La teoría de los conjuntos aproximados ha abierto nuevas tendencias en el desarrollo de las técnicas de análisis de datos. Dentro de estas es significativo el concepto de reducto, cuya obtención en un sistema de decisión es un proceso computacionalmente costoso aunque importante en análisis de datos y nuevo conocimiento. Debido a esto, se ha hecho necesario desarrollar diferentes variantes para calcular reductos. El presente trabajo investiga la utilidad que ofrece el modelo de los conjuntos aproximados en selección de rasgos y se presenta un nuevo método con el propósito de calcular un buen reducto. Este nuevo método consiste en un algoritmo glotón que usa heurísticas para encontrar un buen reducto en tiempos aceptables. Se presentan, además, los resultados experimentales obtenidos usando diferentes conjuntos de datos.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Analysis of Adiabatic Batch Reactor

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    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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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    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.

  6. 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...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Nuclear Reactors and Technology; (USA)

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

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    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.

  1. 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)

  2. Solución de un problema de secuenciamiento en configuración jobshop flexible utilizando un Algoritmo de Estimación de Distribuciones.

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    R. Pérez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: El problema de secuenciamiento en configuración jobshop flexible se refiere en asignar operaciones de diversos trabajos a un conjunto de equipos disponibles. La asignación mencionada busca generalmente minimizar el tiempo de culminación de todos los trabajos conocido en la literatura como ‘makespan’. Se propone un Algoritmo de Estimación de Distribuciones para Secuenciamiento, AEDS por simplicidad y funcionalidad. El AEDS intenta encontrar una relación o interacción entre las variables de entrada, trabajos, operaciones y turnos de trabajo, para optimizar la variable de salida de procesos de manufactura reales, el makespan. En este sentido el algoritmo AEDS es usado para guiar la búsqueda y resolver el problema. En el marco del algoritmo, tres modelos gráficos fueron usados para encontrar mejores soluciones. Establecer horas fuera de servicio para los operadores antes de iniciar sus actividades en cada turno de trabajo como parámetro de entrada y su desarrollo a través del algoritmo AEDS constituye una novedad de esta investigación respecto los trabajos existentes. La comparación entre AEDS y un algoritmo genético muestra la efectividad del AEDS resolviendo el problema enunciado. Usando el AEDS propuesto, el desempeño de procesos de manufactura reales mejora notablemente cuando diferentes equipos disponibles son asignados a diferentes programas de producción. Abstract: The flexible jobshop scheduling problem permits the operation of each job to be processed by more than one machine. The configuration mentioned generally seeks to minimize the completion time of all jobs known in the literature as ‘makespan’. We propose an Estimation of Distribution Algorithm for Sequencing, AEDS for simplicity and functionality. The AEDS attempts to find a relationship or interaction between the input variables, jobs, operations and shifts to optimize the output variable of real

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Identification of related multilingual documents using ant clustering algorithms Identificación de documentos multilingües relacionados mediante algoritmos de clustering de hormigas

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    Ángel Cobo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a document representation strategy and a bio-inspired algorithm to cluster multilingual collections of documents in the field of economics and business. The proposed approach allows the user to identify groups of related economics documents written in Spanish and English using techniques inspired on clustering and sorting behaviours observed in some types of ants. In order to obtain a language independent vector representation of each document two multilingual resources are used: an economic glossary and a thesaurus. Each document is represented using four feature vectors: words, proper names, economic terms in the glossary and thesaurus descriptors. The proper name identification, word extraction and lemmatization are performed using specific tools. The tf-idf scheme is used to measure the importance of each feature in the document, and a convex linear combination of angular separations between feature vectors is used as similarity measure of documents. The paper shows experimental results of the application of the proposed algorithm in a Spanish-English corpus of research papers in economics and management areas. The results demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of the ant clustering algorithm and the proposed representation scheme.Este artículo presenta una estrategia de representación documental y un algoritmo bioinspirado para realizar procesos de agrupamiento en colecciones multilingües de documentos en las áreas de la economía y la empresa. El enfoque propuesto permite al usuario identificar grupos de documentos económicos relacionados escritos en español o inglés usando técnicas inspiradas en comportamientos de organización y agrupamiento de objetos observados en algunos tipos de hormigas. Para conseguir una representación vectorial de cada documento independiente del idioma, se han utilizado dos recursos lingüísticos: un glosario económico y un tesauro. Cada documento es representado usando

  6. Configuração de redes do tipo hub-and-spoke para o transporte rodoviário de carga parcelada no Brasil utilizando algoritmos genéticos

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    Marcos Roberto Silva

    2009-12-01

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    Este trabalho descreve uma estratégia de solução heurística baseada em algoritmos genéticos para o problema de configuração de redes do tipo "hub-and-spoke" para transportadoras de carga parcelada no Brasil. Esse problema consiste em determinar quantos e quais são os terminais de consolidação de carga parcelada (também conhecidos como "hubs" e quais pontos ou filiais são atendidos por cada "hub", de forma a minimizar o custo total, composto de parcelas de custos fixos e variáveis. O modelo proposto se diferencia dos demais encontrados na literatura por permitir considerar fatores de economia de escala para os custos de transporte que variam de acordo com os respectivos volumes de carga entre instalações, como ocorre com as transportadoras de carga no Brasil. Dada a natureza combinatorial do problema e a sua função objetivo não linear, duas estratégias de solução heurísticas são utilizadas, ambas baseadas em Algoritmos Genéticos, sendo uma delas com uma abordagem inédita de utilizar algoritmos genéticos em duas fases. As heurísticas foram aplicadas a um problema real de uma transportadora de carga parcelada no Brasil e permitiram obter resultados de ótima qualidade.

  7. Algoritmo para classificação de plantas de milho atacadas pela lagarta do cartucho (Spodoptera frugiperda, Smith em imagens digitais Algorithm for classification of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, Smith damaged corn plants on digital images

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    Darly G. de Sena Júnior

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi desenvolvido e testado, no presente estudo, um algoritmo de processamento e análise de imagens digitais para identificação de plantas de milho atacadas pela lagarta do cartucho, o qual consistiu em duas etapas de classificação dos objetos presentes na cena de uma lavoura de milho. Na primeira etapa, denominada classificação grosseira, utilizou-se a técnica de limiarização em blocos da imagem com 60 x 60 pixels de dimensão e, na segunda etapa, denominada classificação refinada, utilizaram-se redes neurais artificiais em blocos com 3 x 3 pixels de dimensão. A exatidão de cada etapa do algoritmo foi acessada através da determinação da matriz de contingência, com base em 80 e 75 blocos, para a classificação grosseira e refinada, respectivamente. O algoritmo apresentou índice de exatidão global de 80,74%.An image processing and analysis algorithm was developed to identify the fall armyworm damage on corn plants. The developed program segmented the larvae damage on the image in two stages: a coarse and fine classification. The coarse stage applied a threshold technique on image blocks of 60 x 60 pixels. The fine stage was based on a neural network classifier which classifies image blocks of 3 x 3 pixels. The algorithm accuracy was accessed by evaluating the error matrix based on 80 and 75 image blocks of the coarse and fine stages, respectively. The algorithm presented an overall accuracy of 80.74%.

  8. Optimization of a water resource system expansion using the Genetic Algorithm and Simulated Annealing methods; Optimizacion de la expansion de un sistema de recursos hidricos utilizados las metodologias del algoritmo genetico y el recocido simulado

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    Sanchez Camacho, Enrique; Andreu Alvarez, Joaquin [Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)

    2001-06-01

    Two numerical procedures, based on the Genetic Algorithm (GA) and the Simulated Annealing (SA), are developed to solve the problem of the expansion of capacity of a water resource system. The problem was divided into two subproblems: capital availability and operation policy. Both are optimisation-simulation models, the first one is solved by means of the GA and SA, in each case, while the second one is solved using the Out-of-kilter algorithm (OKA), in both models. The objective function considers the usual benefits and costs in this kind of systems, such as irrigation and hydropower benefits, costs of dam construction and system maintenance. The strength and weakness of both models are evaluated by comparing their results with those obtained with the branch and bound technique, which was classically used to solve this kind of problems. [Spanish] Un par de metodos numericos fundamentados en dos tecnicas de busqueda globales. Algoritmos Genetico (AG) y Recocido Simulado (RS), son desarrollados para resolver el problema de expansion de capacidad de un sistema de recursos hidricos. La estrategia ha sido dividir al problema en dos subproblemas: el de disponibilidad de capital y el de la politica de operacion. Ambos modelos son de optimizacion-simulacion, el primero se realiza mediante los algoritmos del RS y el AG en cada caso, en tanto que el segundo lleva a cabo a traves del algoritmo del Out-of-kilter (AOK) en los dos modelos. La funcion objetivo con que se trabaja considera los beneficios y costos mas comunes en este tipo de sistema, tales como beneficios por riego, por hidroelectricidad y costos de construccion de los embalses y mantenimiento del sistema. La potencia y debilidades delos dos modelos se evaluan mediante la comparacion con los resultados obtenidos a traves de una de las tecnicas mas usadas en este tipo de problemas: la de ramificacion y acotacion.

  9. Adaptación del algoritmo MARACAS para segmentación de la arteria carótida y cuantificación de estenosis en imágenes TAC

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    Doré Vincent

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se describen las adaptaciones hechas al algoritmo MARACAS para segmentar y cuantificar estructuras vasculares en imágenes TAC de la arteria carótida. El algoritmo MARACAS, que está basado en un modelo elástico y en un análisis de los valores y vectores propios de la matriz de inercia, fue inicialmente diseñado para segmentar una sola arteria en imágenes ARM. Las modificaciones están principalmente enfocadas a tratar las especificidades de las imágenes TAC, así como la presencia de bifurcaciones. Los algoritmos implementados en esta nueva versión se clasifican en dos niveles. 1 Los procesamientos de bajo nivel (filtrado de ruido y de artificios direccionales, presegmentación y realce destinados a mejorar la calidad de la imagen y presegmentarla. Estas técnicas están basadas en información a priori sobre el ruido, los artificios y los intervalos típicos de niveles de gris del lumen, del fondo y de las calcificaciones. 2 Los procesamientos de alto nivel para extraer la línea central de la arteria, segmentar el lumen y cuantificar la estenosis. A este nivel, se aplican conocimientos a priori sobre la forma y anatomía de las estructuras vasculares. El método fue evaluado en 31 imágenes suministradas en el concurso “Carotid Lumen Segmentation and Stenosis Grading Grand Challenge” 2009. Los resultados obtenidos en la segmentación arrojaron un coeficiente de similitud de Dice promedio de 80.4% comparado con la segmentación de referencia, y el error promedio de la cuantificación de estenosis fue 14.4%.

  10. MODELO DE SIMULAÇÃO DE ATIVIDADE CEREBRAL USANDO ALGORITMO GENÉTICO PARA ANÁLISE DE CASOS DE CRIANÇAS COM MICROCEFALIA

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    Nicolas Pedroso Lima

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available A microcefalia é o resultado do crescimento abaixo do normal do cérebro de uma criança ainda no útero ou na infância, podendo ser atribuída por fatores genéticos, malformação do sistema nervoso central, diminuição do oxigênio para o cérebro fetal, por intermédio de complicações na gravidez ou parto, exposições a drogas e certos produtos químicos, toxoplasmose congênita e infecção por citomegalovírus. Pesquisas realizadas mostram a ausência de um sistema capaz de representar atividades microcefálicas e, também, a comparação destas com estímulos e idades diferentes. Idealiza-se, com este trabalho, conscientizar os usuários sobre a microcefalia e, principalmente, possibilitar auxílios e estudos médicos sem que haja experimentação humana. Contudo, criou-se um software com a utilização de mecanismos de computação gráfica e o emprego da linguagem C++, para implementação de técnicas de algoritmo genético, gerando resultados que serão armazenados em um gerenciador de banco de dados MySQL, possibilitando a realização de tais simulações.

  11. MODELO DE SIMULAÇÃO DE ATIVIDADE CEREBRAL USANDO ALGORITMO GENÉTICO PARA ANÁLISE DE CASOS DE CRIANÇAS COM MICROCEFALIA

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    Nicolas Pedroso Lima

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available A microcefalia é o resultado do crescimento abaixo do normal do cérebro de uma criança ainda no útero ou na infância podendo ser atribuída por fatores genéticos, malformação do sistema nervoso central, diminuição do oxigênio para o cérebro fetal por intermédio de complicações na gravidez ou parto, exposições a drogas e certos produtos químicos, toxoplasmose congênita e infecção por citomegalovírus. Pesquisas realizadas mostram a ausência de um sistema capaz de representar atividades microcefálicas e também a comparação das mesmas com estímulos e idades diferentes. Idealiza-se com este trabalho conscientizar os usuários sobre a microcefalia, e principalmente possibilitar auxílios e estudos médicos sem que haja experimentação humana. Contudo, criou-se um software com a utilização de mecanismos de computação gráfica e o emprego da linguagem C++ para implementação de técnicas de algoritmo genético gerando resultados que serão armazenados em um gerenciador de banco de dados MySQL, possibilitando a realização de tais simulações.

  12. Algoritmo para el cálculo de la transformada Z inversa utilizando DERIVE // Algorithm for the calculation of the transformed inverse Z using the mathematical assistant DERIVE.

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    D. Galán Martínez

    2000-07-01

    Full Text Available Una de las herramientas matemáticas más utilizadas en ingeniería en el estudio de los denominados sistemas de control dedatos muestreados es la transformada Z. La transformada Z como método operacional puede ser utilizada en la resoluciónde ecuaciones en diferencias finitas; las cuales formulan la dinámica de los sistemas de control de datos muestreados. Estatransformada juega un papel similar que el de la transformada de Laplace en el análisis de los sistemas de control de tiempocontinuo.El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la confección de un programa para computadora digital, utilizando el asistentematemático DERIVE, para la determinación de la transformada Z inversa de una función algebraica racional, las cualesmodelan matemáticamente los sistemas de control de datos muestreados lineales que aparecen con mucha frecuencia en elestudio de los procesos de ingeniería.Palabras claves: Algoritmo, transformada Z, DERIVE, función algebraica racional, modelo matemático._______________________________________________________________________AbstractOne of the mathematical tools more used in engineering in the study of the denominated systems of data control samples isthe transformed Z. The transformed Z like as an operational method can be used in the resolution of equations in finitedifferences; which formulate the dynamics of the systems of data control samples. This transformed plays a similar paperthat the Laplace transformed in the analysis of the systems of control in continuous time.The present work has as objective the confection of a program for digital computer, using the mathematical assistantDERIVES, for the determination of the Z inverse transformed of a rational algebraic function, which model mathematicallythe systems of lineal data control samples that appear very frecuently in the study of the engineering processesKey words: algorithm, Z inverse transformed, Derives, Digital computer program, Rational

  13. Análisis de portafolio por sectores mediante el uso de algoritmos genéticos: caso aplicado a la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

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    Martha del Pilar Rodríguez García

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El tipo de sector, el tamaño de la empresa, el número de trabajadores, etc. son variables que se consideran de control en una gran cantidad de publicaciones. En este trabajo consideramos estudiar la variable sector —más que como una variable de control— como una variable determinante del desempeño financiero (Baird et al. 2012 y del riesgo (Artikis y Nifora, 2011. Así, se analiza seis sectores de la economía mexicana divididos de acuerdo con la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores en Industrial, Productos de consumo básico, Materiales, Productos de consumo no básico, Telecomunicaciones y Servicios financieros. La muestra se compone de 30 empresas mexicanas dentro del periodo de 2007-2012. Para medir el desempeño del portafolio se utilizan dos indicadores clásicos: (1 Alfa de Jensen y (2 Ratio de Sharpe; se utiliza una métrica condicional que mide el número de veces que el rendimiento del portafolio supera el rendimiento promedio del mercado. El objetivo es encontrar un portafolio que maximice estos parámetros y comparar los resultados entre los diferentes sectores bajo estudio. Debido a un problema de programación no lineal, se utilizan algoritmos genéticos para obtener el portafolio óptimo que maximice estas métricas. Los resultados muestran un mejor desempeño financiero ajustado a riesgo en el sector de Materiales y Servicios financieros y un desempeño más bajo en sectores como el Industrial y el de Telecomunicaciones.

  14. Algoritmos Heurísticos para la Solución del Problema Lineal con Restricciones de Equilibrio (Heuristic Algorithms for Solving Linear Problems with Equilibrium Constraints

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    Dania Tamayo-Vera

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Spanish abstract Los problemas lineales con restricciones de equilibrio son un caso particular de los modelos de optimización con restricciones de equilibrio. Debido a la complejidad que presentan, la condición de equilibrio se sustituye por condiciones necesarias obteniéndose un problema con restricciones de complementariedad (MPCC. La estructura del conjunto de soluciones factibles del MPCC obtenido es compleja ya que es la unión de poliedros. Resolver todos los problemas correspondientes a minimizar la función objetivo sobre cada uno de estos poliedros es computacionalmente costoso. El presente trabajo utiliza un enfoque heurístico para dar solución al MPCC, adaptando los algoritmos de Búsqueda Local y Recocido Simulado. Este trabajo presenta un conjunto de funciones de prueba y los resultados computacionales más significativos obtenidos. English abstract Linear equilibrium constrained programming is a special class of optimization models with equilibrium constraints. Because of the complexity of the equilibrium condition it is replaced by necessary conditions, which leads to a complementarity constrained problem (MPCC. The set of feasible solutions in a MPCC is structured as a union of polyhedrons. Solving the MPCC problem would require the minimization of the objective function on each of these polyhedrons. The computation cost of this approach is unfeasible, thus, this work presents a new approach where heuristic algorithms such as Hill Climbing and Simulated Annealing are used to search for good solutions on the polyhedrons space. A new benchmark for linear equilibrium constrained optimization is introduced. The computational results achieved by the proposed heuristics on the new benchmark are presented.

  15. Balance de carga en circuitos de distribución primaria por algoritmo genético; Load Balance of Primary Distribution Circuits by Genetic Algorithm

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    Ignacio Pérez Abril

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Aún cuando la operación más eficiente de un circuito trifásico se obtiene cuando la carga está totalmentebalanceada entre las fases, desde el punto de vista operativo es prácticamente imposible mantener dichobalance las 24 h del día y en todos los nodos del circuito de distribución. La existencia de desbalance entre lascorrientes de fase provoca un incremento de las pérdidas de potencia y energía en toda la longitud del circuitoprimario, al mismo tiempo que empobrece la calidad de la energía servida al contribuir al desbalance de losvoltajes en los distintos nodos del circuito. El presente trabajo implementa un algoritmo gético simple SGA paraseleccionar óptimamente las fases del circuito primario a que se deben conectar tanto los distintos bancos detransformadores de distribución, como los ramales bifásicos y monofásicos del circuito, de forma que se minimicenlos costos de las pérdidas de energía a lo largo del mismo In spite of the must efficient operation of a three phase circuit is obtained when the load is fully balanced, fromthe operative point of view, it is practically impossible to maintain that balance for the 24 hours of the day in allbuses of the distribution network. The existence of unbalance in the phase currents produces an increase inpower and energy losses in all the primary circuit length, at the same time that the power quality served tocustomers is decreased by the voltage unbalance in the circuit buses. The presented paper implements a simplegenetic algorithm SGA to optimize the phase selection for the distribution transformers and transformers banksconnection, as well as two and single phase feeder's connection to the circuit. 

  16. Algoritmos genéticos aplicados a la optimización de antenas Yagi-Uda Genetic algorithms applied to Yagi-Uda antenna optimization

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    Edgardo César De La Asunción López

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se muestra un proceso de optimización implementado usando algoritmos genéticos. La población inicial del AG está compuesta por 128 cromosomas con 11 genes por cromosoma. Los cromosomas del AG están compuestos por las longitudes y separaciones de los elementos de la antena Yagi-Uda; los rangos de estos genes fueron escogidos siguiendo estándares de diseño para dichas antenas. Los genes pasan un proceso de análisis para medir cada una las antenas de cada generación de del AG para asignar la aptitud de los individuos. Con el fin de verificar los resultados obtenidos, se aplicaron varias pruebas, entre ellas la construcción de una antena Yagi-Uda optimizada a la cual se le midieron y verificaron sus características electromagnéticas.This paper describes an optimization process implemented using Genetic Algorithms. The initial population of the GA is composed of 128 chromosomes with 11 genes per chromosome. The chromosomes of the GA are composed by the length and separations of the elements of the Yagi-Uda antenna; the ranks of this genes where chosen by design standards for such antennas. All genes undergo a process of analysis to assess every one of the antennas of each generation of the GA to assign the fitness of the individuals. In order to verify the obtained results, various tests were made, and among them excel the construction of the optimized Yagi-Uda antenna to measure and verify it electromagnetic characteristics.

  17. Representación de problemas matemáticos asociados al uso del algoritmo de signación en población sorda

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    Nohemy M. Bedoya Ríos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. La presente investigación pretende describir el cambio en los desempeños (logro y tipos de representación utilizados de estudiantes de una escuela para población sord a de la ciudad de Cali después de recibir instrucción en el uso del algoritmo de signación, propuesto por Nunes y Moreno (1998b. Método. Para ello, se realizó un estudio con diseño descriptivo, en el que se empleó el formato de pretest y postest, así como comparación descriptiva con grupo control. Ocho estudiantes participaron para con formar dos grupos de cuatro integrantes. Como instrumento de evaluación se aplicó una batería de prob lemas aritméticos en formato arábigo y en lengua de señas colombiana (LSC tanto en el pre como en el postest . La intervención consistió de cinco sesiones, donde se explicó a los estudiantes el uso del algo ritmo al resolver problemas aditivos. Resultados. Se realizaron análisis de estadística descriptiva para variables categóricas, los cuales mostraron diferencias en los porcentajes de logro, formas de representación del problema y uso de estrategias en el grupo intervenido en el postest. Conclusión. Los resultados permiten concluir que una estrategia educativa pensada para la población sorda puede contribuir a mejorar los aprendizajes de concept os matemáticos básicos.

  18. Simulación de un algoritmo para controlar el nivel en tolva ante alimentación discontinua de caña

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    Fabricio Garelli

    2009-07-01

    Full Text Available Resumen: Los actuales métodos de control del transporte y preparación de la materia prima provocan graves problemas de discontinuidad en la alimentación al tren de molinos de caña en la industria azucarera en Cuba. La introducción masiva de la tecnología de convertidores de frecuencia para el control de velocidad de motores asincrónicos permite proponer la utilización de la velocidad de las esteras como variable manipulada para el control del nivel de la tolva. Este trabajo presenta una variante de control por velocidad considerando la altura del colchón de caña en la estera elevadora como una perturbación multiplicativa a la entrada de la planta. Se propone un algoritmo de adaptación de set-point por modo deslizante para limitar los transitorios en el nivel de caña en tolva provocados por las fluctuaciones en la alimentación de caña. El método propuesto requiere realimentar únicamente variables accesibles y es robusto ante cambios en la densidad de caña y/o ruido de medición. Su implementación es extremadamente sencilla para lazos de control por velocidad tipo PID. Palabras Clave: molienda de caña de azúcar, estera transportadora, molinos de caña, control PID, control de velocidad, modo deslizante, set-point adaptivo

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Reliability optimization in compound electric power systems with the aid of evolutionary algorithms; Optimizacion de la confiabilidad en sistemas electricos de potencia compuestos utilizando algoritmos evolucionarios

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    Gomez Hernandez, Jose Alberto

    2001-11-15

    and branches, that contributes the most to the voltage collapse or singular point. The obtained results show the feasibility of the proposed algorithm for optimization of reliability considering conditions of security. The tested systems used are: Reliability test system of 24 nodes of the IEEE, Roy Billinton test system of 6 nodes and eastern area equivalent of the Mexican grid of 31 nodes of the Comision Federal de Electricidad. [Spanish] El proposito de evaluar la confiabilidad de Sistemas Electricos de Potencia (SEP) es para estimar la habilidad del sistema para desempenar su funcion de llevar la energia de las estaciones generadoras a los puntos de carga. Esto involucra la confiabilidad de fuentes de generacion y medios de transmision que afecta en la transferencia de potencia a traves del sistema de transmision que conlleva a perdida de carga y caidas de voltaje entre la generacion y los centros de consumo. En esta tesis se desarrolla una metodologia hibrida que optimiza la confiabilidad en sistemas compuestos (generacion-transmision) utilizando algoritmos evolucionarios. Esta tecnica de optimizacion determina el numero optimo de componentes (redundancia paralela en lineas de transmision) y asignacion de compensacion en derivacion en nodos de carga de la red necesarios para maximizar la confiabilidad sujeta a restricciones de costo, considerando condiciones de seguridad en estado estacionario usando la tecnica del minimo valor singular (MVS) como indicador a la inestabilidad de voltaje. La funcion objetivo se define como una funcion estocastica, donde la medida de interes es el MVS de la matriz Jacobiana de flujos de potencia del evento mas severo de acuerdo a la evaluacion de confiabilidad del sistema compuesto, esta formulacion es una combinacion de programacion no lineal entera y continua, donde los algoritmos convencionales de programacion matematica presentan dificultades en robustez y en la busqueda del optimo global. Los eventos de falla de las unidades

  4. Una aplicación del algoritmo de recocido simulado a la inversión de velocidades de fase y grupo y atenuación de ondas Rayleigh

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    Olarte, Jorge; Lana, Xavier; Canas Torres, José Antonio

    2000-01-01

    El algoritmo de recocido simulado es una técnica que tiene especial atención en problemas de inversión combinatorial, que utiliza analogías termodinámicas para obtener la solución del mejor modelo de una generación aleatoria de posibles modelos, lo que es lo mismo, la búsqueda del mínimo global de una determinada función de ajuste entre valores experimentales y valores generados por los posibles modelos. Esta técnica evita que el proceso de inversión quede atrapado en un mínimo lo...

  5. Estimación paramétrica del modelo de un mini-helicóptero robot usando un algoritmo genético y Matlab-Simulink

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    Londoño, O.; Vélez, C.M.

    2007-01-01

    Basándose en el modelo matemático para un mini-helicóptero robot implementado en Matlab-Simulink y métodos heurísticos, específicamente un algoritmo genético (AG), se logro hacer la estimación de 16 parámetros en forma simultánea a nivel de simulación. Los resultados son altamente satisfactorios, teniendo en cuenta que fueron estimados con 12 salidas.

  6. Redes neuronales y algoritmos genéticos en la docencia en las escuelas de ingenieros: Un problema práctico de diseño de pantallas acústicas

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    José Francisco Capdevila

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo desarrollamos una técnica basada en redes neuronales y algoritmos genéticos para construir un instrumento matemático para el diseño de pantallas acústicas adaptadas. Para hacer esto, usamos la información de una empresa especializada en la construcción de estos dispositivos. En realidad, solucionamos el problema siguiente: si se quiere atenuar el ruido en un cierto punto, ¿cuál es la mejor pantalla para hacerlo?

  7. Diseño de algoritmo de detección de obstáculos para vehículo inteligente basado en visión por computador

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    Pastor Soriano, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este proyecto es el desarrollo de un algoritmo basado en la visión por computador para la detección de motocicletas en entorno viario para la posible implantación en el vehículo inteligente de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. En primer lugar se pretende generar un conjunto de entrenamiento bastante amplio y con varios modelos de motocicletas y vehículos. Se explicarán los conceptos básicos del funcionamiento de una cámara estéreo, la cual ha sido utilizada p...

  8. Desarrollo de un algoritmo para la generación y elección de soluciones de corte en la operación de canteo y despuntado en aserraderos

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    Francisco Vergara González; Felipe Baesler Abufarde; Mario Ramos Maldonado

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se desarrolló un algoritmo que integra las mejores prácticas aplicadas en los aserraderos y una metodología de análisis geométrico de líneas de corte. La aplicación fue programada en lenguaje C++, siendo alimentada con las dimensiones de las piezas deseadas de producir, sus respectivos precios y la geometría en 2-D de la tapa a cortar, generando como resultado una solución de corte en ancho y largo para tapa ingresada. Las soluciones obtenidas se compararon con un patrón que c...

  9. Un Algoritmo de Estimación de Distribuciones copulado con la Distribución Generalizada de Mallows para el Problema de Ruteo de Autobuses Escolares con Selección de Paradas

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    Ricardo Pérez-Rodríguez; Arturo Hernández-Aguirre

    2017-01-01

    Resumen: Aunque los algoritmos de estimación de distribuciones fueron originalmente diseñados para resolver problemas con dominio de valores reales o enteros, en esta contribución se utilizan para la resolución de un problema basado en permutaciones. El ruteo de autobuses escolares con selección de paradas es resuelto utilizando la distribución generalizada de Mallows como un intento para describir y obtener una distribución de probabilidad explicita sobre un conjunto de rutas de autobuses es...

  10. Metaheurísticas aplicadas al ruteo de vehículos. Un caso de estudio. Parte 2: algoritmo genético, comparación con una solución heurística

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    Guillermo González Vargas

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Este articulo presenta la solución a un problema de ruteo de vehículos a través de dos técnicas diferentes; en primera instancia se aplica un algoritmo genético y se realizan diferentes experimentos, posteriormente se utiliza la metodología de clusterizar primero y rutear después a través de las heurísticas de barrido y búsqueda local, respectivamente. Los resultados de las diferentes técnicas son comparados.

  11. 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.,.

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

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    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.

  13. Desarrollo de un algoritmo para la adaptación inteligente de la velocidad de un vehículo automotor mediante el uso de visión artificial para la detección del trazado de la vía y la proximidad entre vehículos

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    Baque León, Jhonny Félix; León Cobos, Nelson Martin; Sarmiento Barrera, Luis Lizandro

    2014-01-01

    El documento consiste en la creación de un algoritmo para adaptar la velocidad de un vehículo automotor mediante la detección del trazado de la vía y la proximidad de vehículos, teniendo en cuenta el parque automotor y el entorno. Obteniendo resultados de la aplicación del algoritmo y el comportamiento del conductor con este tipo de sistemas. It´s document is the creation of an algorithm to adapt the speed of a motor vehicle by detecting the track line and the proximity of vehicles, consid...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. IDENTIFICACIÓN EFICIENTE DE ERRORES EN ESTIMACIÓN DE ESTADO USANDO UN ALGORITMO GENÉTICO ESPECIALIZADO IDENTIFICAÇÃO EFICAZ DOS ERROS EM ESTIMATIVA DE ESTADO USANDO UM ALGORITMO GENÉTICO ESPECIALIZADO EFFICIENT IDENTIFICATION OF ERRORS IN STATE ESTIMATION THROUGH A SPECIALIZED GENETIC ALGORITHM

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    Hugo Andrés Ruiz

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un método para resolver el problema de estimación de estado en sistemas eléctricos usando optimización combinatoria. Su objetivo es el estudio de mediciones con errores de difícil detección, que afectan el desempeño y calidad de los resultados cuando se emplea un estimador de estado clásico. Dada su complejidad matemática, se deducen indicadores de sensibilidad de la teoría de puntos de apalancamiento que se usan en el algoritmo de optimización de Chu-Beasley, con el fin de disminuir el esfuerzo computacional y mejorar la calidad de los resultados. El método propuesto se valida en un sistema IEEE de 30 nodos.Neste artigo apresenta-se um método para resolver o problema de estimativa de estado em sistemas elétricos usando otimização combinatória. Seu objetivo é o estudo de medidas com erros de difícil detecção, que afetam o desempenho e qualidade dos resultados quando se emprega um estimador de estado clássico. Dada sua complexidade matemática, deduzem-se indicadores de sensibilidade da teoria de pontos de alavancagem que se usam no algoritmo de otimização de Chu-Beasley, com o fim de diminuir o esforço computacional e melhorar a qualidade dos resultados. O método proposto se valida em um sistema IEEE de 30 nós.In this paper a method to solve the state estimation problem in electric systems applying combinatorial optimization is presented. Its objective is the study of measures with difficult detection errors, which affect the performance and quality of the results when a classic state estimator is used. Due to the mathematical complexity, sensibility indicators are deduced from the theory of leverage points used in the Chu-Beasley optimization algorithm with the purpose of reducing the computational effort and enhance the quality of the results. The proposed method is validated in a 30-node IEEE system.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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. Analisis comparativo de una metaheuristica en base a algoritmo genetico vs un metodo de ramificacion y corte para un caso de entrega y recolección con restricciones de ventana de horario

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    Lopez, F.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available En la solución de problemas combinatorios, es importante evaluar el costo-beneficio entre la obtención de soluciones de alta calidad en detrimento de los recursos computacionales requeridos. El problema planteado es para el ruteo de un vehículo con entrega y recolección de producto y con restricciones de ventana de horario. En la práctica, dicho problema requiere ser atendido con instancias de gran escala (nodos ≥100. Existe un fuerte porcentaje de ventanas de horario activas (≥90% y con factores de amplitud ≥75%. El problema es NP-hard y por tal motivo la aplicación de un método de solución exacta para resolverlo en la práctica, está limitado por el tiempo requerido para la actividad de ruteo. Se propone un algoritmo genético especializado, el cual ofrece soluciones de buena calidad (% de optimalidad aceptables y en tiempos de ejecución computacional que hacen útil su aplicación en la práctica de la logística. Para comprobar la eficacia de la propuesta algorítmica se desarrolla un diseño experimental el cual hará uso de las soluciones óptimas obtenidas mediante un algoritmo de ramificación y corte sin límite de tiempo. Los resultados son favorables.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. Solución del problema de localización de condensadores en circuitos de distribución primaria mediante algoritmo genético

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    Julio Rafael Gómez Sarduy

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo está relacionado con el problema de la ubicación de condensadores para mejorar la eficiencia en la explotación de las redes logrando una disminución de las pérdidas técnicas. Se presenta el desarrollo teórico y la validación de un modelo empleado para la selección y localización de bancos de condensadores, sujeto a restricciones técnicas y operativas propias de los sistemas eléctricos. Para solucionarlo se utiliza un algoritmo genético (AG con funciones de cruzamiento y mutación modificadas, cuya población inicial se genera de maneraaleatoriamente controlada. Para validar el modelo se emplea un circuito de 33 nodos utilizado por otros investigadores y se aplica posteriormente al circuito 81 de distribución de la Ciudad de Cienfuegos, tomado comocaso de estudio. Se calculan las pérdidas antes y después de la compensación y los beneficios asociados a la reducción de las mismas. El programa devuelve las capacidades y localizaciones del esquema de compensación. The problem of the placement of capacitors achieving a decrease of the technical losses and improve of the efficiency is considered in this paper. Theoretical model and validation for selection and placement capacitors have been realized. The technical and operating restrictions of electric systems are considered. A basic genetic algorithm is constituted by a controlled random creation of the initial population and the functions of crossover and mutation are modified for the quest of the optimal solution.One circuit of 11 kV and 33 nodes are used to validate the model, which have been utilized by another investigators are utilized too. Methodology is applicable at the 81 circuit of Cienfuegos's city. Losses before of the compensation and the benefits are calculated by this methodology. The program returns the capabilities and locations of the capacitors in the scheme of optimal compensation proposed.

  18. Optimización multiobjetivo para enrutamiento multicast en overlay networks utilizando algoritmos evolutivos Multiobjective Optimization for Multicast Routing in Overlay Networks using Evolutionary Algorithms

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    Juan Carlos Montoya M.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Multicast juega un papel muy importante para soportar una nueva generación de aplicaciones. En la actualidad y por diferentes razones, técnicas y no técnicas, multicast IP no ha sido totalmente adoptado en Internet. Durante los últimos a˜nos, un área de investigación activa es la de implementar este tipo de tráfico desde la perspectiva del nivel de aplicación, donde la funcionalidad de multicast no es responsabilidad de los enrutadores sino de los hosts, a lo que se le conoce como Multicast Overlay Network (MON. En este artículo se plantea el enrutamiento en MON como un problema de Optimización Multiobjetivo (MOP donde se optimizan dos funciones: 1 el retardo total extremo a extremo del árbol multicast, y 2 la máxima utilización de los enlaces. La optimización simultánea de estas dos funciones es un problema NP completo y para resolverlo se propone utilizar Algoritmos Evolutivos Multiobjetivos (MOEA, específicamente NSGAIMulticast plays an important role in supporting a new generation of applications. At present and for different reasons, technical and non–technical, multicast IP hasn’t yet been totally adopted for Internet. During recent years, an active area of research is that of implementing this kind of traffic in the application layer where the multicast functionality isn´t a responsibility of the routers but that of the hosts, which we know as Multicast Overlay Networks (MON. In this article, routing in an MON is put forward as a multiobjective optimization problem (MOP where two functions are optimized: 1 the total end to end delay of the multicast tree and 2 the maximum link utilization. The simultaneous optimization of these two functions is an NP–Complete problem and to solve this we suggest using Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithms (MOEA, specifically NSGA–II.

  19. Um algoritmo construtivo baseado em uma abordagem algébrica do problema quadrático de alocação

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    Leandro Colombi Resendo

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available O Problema Quadrático de Alocação, PQA, foi estudado utilizando uma abordagem algébrica através de uma relaxação linear, o Problema de Alocação Linear, PAL. A utilização dessa abordagem se deve ao fato de existir na literatura o Teorema das Inversões demonstrado por Rangel em [Ran00] que associa o custo de uma solução do PQA ao número de inversões de sua correspondente linear no PAL. Embora seja polinomial o reconhecimento de uma solução linear viável para o PQA, caracterizar no conjunto de todas as soluções do PAL quais são as que satisfazem o PQA é uma tarefa extremamente difícil. Neste trabalho construímos uma matriz que armazena informações de soluções lineares capazes de gerar soluções quadráticas. Combinando esse mapeamento com o Teorema das Inversões apresentamos um método construtivo que gera soluções iniciais de boa qualidade. A grande vantagem dessa matriz é que seu custo computacional e gasto de memória são baixos. Propomos também uma versão paralela deste algoritmo.The Quadratic Assignment Problem, QAP, was studied using an algebraic approach through a linear relaxation, the Linear Assignment Problem, LAP. The reason for this approach is the Inversion Theorem demonstrated by Rangel [Ran00]. In this theorem, the QAP solution cost is associated to the number of inversions of the linear correspondent. Although recognizing if a linear solution correspond to a QAP solution is polynomial, there are much more LAP solutions than QAP solutions, and therefore to find them is a hard work. We construct a matrix that stores information about LAP solutions that are able to generate QAP solutions. The Inversion Theorem in conjuction with this matrix permitted us to present a constructive method that generates good initial solutions. The great advantage of this matrix is the low computational cost of time and memory. A parallel version of this algorithm is proposed and implemented in this work.

  20. 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.)

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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....

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. Algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado com base na teoria da resposta ao item para a estimação da usabilidade de sites de e-commerce Algorithm of computerized adaptive testing to estimate the usability of e-commerce sites

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    Fernando de Jesus Moreira Junior

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo propõe um algoritmo de um teste adaptativo informatizado baseado na teoria da resposta ao item, desenvolvido para estimar o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce. Cinco algoritmos baseados no critério da máxima informação foram desenvolvidos e testados via simulação. O algoritmo com o melhor desempenho foi aplicado nos dados reais de 361 sites de e-commerce. Os resultados mostraram que o algoritmo desenvolvido consegue obter uma boa estimativa para o grau de usabilidade de sites de e-commerce com a aplicação de 13 itens.This paper proposes an algorithm of a computerized adaptive testing based on Item Response Theory, designed to estimate the degree of usability of e-commerce sites. Five algorithms were tested by simulation. The algorithm with the best performance was applied to real data from 361 e-commerce sites. The results showed that the algorithm could obtain good estimates for the degree of usability of e-commerce sites with the application of 13 items.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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)

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Practical considerations for the implantation of a fuzzy control algorithm in a DSP; Consideraciones practicas para la implantacion de un algoritmo de control difuso en un DSP

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    Perez C, B.; Benitez R, J.S.; Pacheco S, J.O. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2003-07-01

    The development of a digital system based on a DSP to implant a Mamdani type algorithm of fuzzy control whose objective is to regulate the neutron power in a nuclear research reactor Type TRIGA Mark III is presented. Its are simultaneously carried out the aggregation des fuzzy stages discreeting the universe of the output variable. The format MPF for the handling of the floating point in the arithmetic operations is used. (Author)

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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)

  20. 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)