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  1. Rutting analysis of 100 mm diameter polypropylene modified asphalt specimens using gyratory and Marshall compactors

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    Serkan Tapkın


    Full Text Available Compaction technique used in Marshall design does not model the process of actual rolling procedures on site exactly. Carrying out laboratory compaction of dense bituminous mixtures with Superpave gyratory compactors is a more realistic way of simulating actual compaction. In this study, mechanical differences of reference and polypropylene modified asphalt mixtures were compared using Superpave gyratory and Marshall compaction methods by carrying out repeated creep tests utilising universal testing machine. In addition, there is no standard Superpave design procedure for 100 mm diameter samples till date. The other purpose of this study is to propose new standards for the compaction and testing procedures of these 100 mm specimens. Indeed, extensive studies have shown that the design gyration number should be 40 for reference and 33 for polypropylene modified specimens under medium traffic conditions for the similar and specific type of aggregate sources, bitumen, aggregate gradation, mix proportioning, modification technique and laboratory conditions. Moreover, it was shown that, the asphalt samples produced by Superpave gyratory compactor were much resistant to destructive rutting effects than the asphalt specimens prepared by Marshall design.

  2. The Effect of High RAP and High Asphalt Binder Content on the Dynamic Modulus and Fatigue Resistance of Asphalt Concrete


    Tomlinson, Christopher


    This thesis investigates the effects of using various percentages of RAP and asphalt binder contents on the dynamic modulus and fatigue resistance of asphalt concrete. Two RAP percentages (20% and 40%) and three binder percentages (plant-mixed, plant-mixed + 0.5%, and plant-mixed + 1.0%) were evaluated. A Superpave gyratory compactor and an asphalt vibratory compactor were used to prepare dynamic modulus samples and fatigue beam samples at 7% air voids. Three replicate samples for each percen...

  3. Implementation of the SuperPave IDT Analysis Procedure

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    Du, Guangli

    framework, which is used to characterize the fracture resistance of mixtures based on the SuperPave indirect tensile test (IDT). An open source Matlab-based software for analyzing resilient modulus, Poisson’s ratio, creep parameters and fracture resistance parameters has been developed. The software...

  4. STS-35 DTO 0634 EDO trash compactor demonstration at JSC (United States)


    STS-35 Development Test Objective (DTO) 0634 Trash Compaction and Retention System Demostration extended duration orbiter (EDO) trash compactor is operated by Project Engineer Fred Abolfathi of Lockheed Engineering and Space Corporation (left) and JSC Man-Systems Division Subsystems Manager J.B. Thomas. The EDO trash compactor will occupy one middeck locker and consists of a geared mechanism that allows manual compaction of wet and dry trash.

  5. Water Recovery with the Heat Melt Compactor in a Microgravity Environment (United States)

    Golliher, Eric L.; Goo, Jonathan; Fisher, John


    The Heat Melt Compactor is a proposed utility that will compact astronaut trash, extract the water for eventual re-use, and form dry square tiles that can be used as additional ionizing radiation shields for future human deep space missions. The Heat Melt Compactor has been under development by a consortium of NASA centers. The downstream portion of the device is planned to recover a small amount of water while in a microgravity environment. Drop tower low gravity testing was performed to assess the effect of small particles on a capillary-based water/air separation device proposed for the water recovery portion of the Heat Melt Compactor.

  6. SGC tests for influence of material composition on compaction characteristic of asphalt mixtures. (United States)

    Chen, Qun; Li, Yuzhi


    Compaction characteristic of the surface layer asphalt mixture (13-type gradation mixture) was studied using Superpave gyratory compactor (SGC) simulative compaction tests. Based on analysis of densification curve of gyratory compaction, influence rules of the contents of mineral aggregates of all sizes and asphalt on compaction characteristic of asphalt mixtures were obtained. SGC Tests show that, for the mixture with a bigger content of asphalt, its density increases faster, that there is an optimal amount of fine aggregates for optimal compaction and that an appropriate amount of mineral powder will improve workability of mixtures, but overmuch mineral powder will make mixtures dry and hard. Conclusions based on SGC tests can provide basis for how to adjust material composition for improving compaction performance of asphalt mixtures, and for the designed asphalt mixture, its compaction performance can be predicted through these conclusions, which also contributes to the choice of compaction schemes.

  7. Evaporative Heat Transfer Mechanisms within a Heat Melt Compactor (United States)

    Golliher, Eric L.; Gotti, Daniel J.; Rymut, Joseph Edward; Nguyen, Brian K; Owens, Jay C.; Pace, Gregory S.; Fisher, John W.; Hong, Andrew E.


    This paper will discuss the status of microgravity analysis and testing for the development of a Heat Melt Compactor (HMC). Since fluids behave completely differently in microgravity, the evaporation process for the HMC is expected to be different than in 1-g. A thermal model is developed to support the design and operation of the HMC. Also, low-gravity aircraft flight data is described to assess the point at which water may be squeezed out of the HMC during microgravity operation. For optimum heat transfer operation of the HMC, the compaction process should stop prior to any water exiting the HMC, but nevertheless seek to compact as much as possible to cause high heat transfer and therefore shorter evaporation times.

  8. High Efficiency, High Output Plastic Melt Waste Compactor (HEHO-PMWC) Project (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The innovative High Efficiency, High Output Plastic Melt Waste Compactor (HEHO-PMWC) is a trash dewatering and volume reduction system that uses heat melt compaction...

  9. High Efficiency, High Output Plastic Melt Waste Compactor (HEHO-PMWC) Project (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — ORBITEC proposes to develop processes and waste heat recovery techniques to be incorporated into the existing Plastic Melt Waste Compactor (PMWC) to increase...

  10. W-026, acceptance test report TRU empty drum compactor (submittal{number_sign}634)

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    Watson, T.L.


    On 10/19/96 and 10/21/96, the 06/04/96 version of the Empty Drum Compactor Acceptance Test Procedure was used to perform tests by INET Corporation at the Hanford WRAP facility. The INET compaction components were installed in the Diversified glovebox. The Diversified glovebox and cart and the INET compaction components, EDC HPU and drum centering device constitute the Empty Drum Compactor.

  11. Continuous overturn control of compactors/rollers by rollover protective structures (United States)

    Myers, Melvin L.


    The objective of this article is to report on the effectiveness of Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) in preventing continuous overturns of compactors/rollers. This study is a case-based analysis of government investigation reports of injury-related overturns of compactors/rollers. The overturns were predominately on construction sites including road and embankment construction in the USA. Other sites included driveway and roadway maintenance or repair and transporting of compactors/rollers either by driving or when loading on or unloading from trailers. The principle intervention observed in controlling a continuous overturn (a roll beyond 90° relative to the impact surface) was the presence of a ROPS on a compactor/roller that serves as an anti-roll bar. The main outcome measures are cases of compactor/roller overturns that are restricted to a 90° roll or are continuous (exceed a 90° roll.) All cases of an overturn in which a ROPS was present resulted in no continuous overturn, and the cases involved with no ROPS averaged an overturn of 301°, showing a propensity for a continuous overturn. This case-based analysis identified a ROPS on compactors/rollers as an effective control for reducing the risk of an overturn to 90° relative to the impact plane. PMID:21765649

  12. STS-35 MS Parker with DTO 0634 EDO trash compactor on OV-102's middeck (United States)


    Flown for the first time, Development Test Objective (DTO) 0634 Trash Compaction and Retention System Demostration extended duration orbiter (EDO) trash compactor is operated by Mission Specialist Robert A.R. Parker on the middeck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. The middeck scene represents an 'after' picture of what happens to a large bag of trash during compaction. The EDO trash compactor occupies one middeck locker and consists of a geared mechanism that allows manual compaction of wet and dry trash. The apparatus was flown as a demonstration, designed to assess the feasibility of inflight compaction of trash and crew-related debris.

  13. Analysis of Water Recovery Rate from the Heat Melt Compactor (United States)

    Balasubramaniam, R.; Hegde, U.; Gokoglu, S.


    Human space missions generate trash with a substantial amount of plastic (20% or greater by mass). The trash also contains water trapped in food residue and paper products and other trash items. The Heat Melt Compactor (HMC) under development by NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) compresses the waste, dries it to recover water and melts the plastic to encapsulate the compressed trash. The resulting waste disk or puck represents an approximately ten-fold reduction in the volume of the initial trash loaded into the HMC. In the current design concept being pursued, the trash is compressed by a piston after it is loaded into the trash chamber. The piston face, the side walls of the waste processing chamber and the end surface in contact with the waste can be heated to evaporate the water and to melt the plastic. Water is recovered by the HMC in two phases. The first is a pre-process compaction without heat or with the heaters initially turned on but before the waste heats up. Tests have shown that during this step some liquid water may be expelled from the chamber. This water is believed to be free water (i.e., not bound with or absorbed in other waste constituents) that is present in the trash. This phase is herein termed Phase A of the water recovery process. During HMC operations, it is desired that liquid water recovery in Phase A be eliminated or minimized so that water-vapor processing equipment (e.g., condensers) downstream of the HMC are not fouled by liquid water and its constituents (i.e., suspended or dissolved matter) exiting the HMC. The primary water recovery process takes place next where the trash is further compacted while the heated surfaces reach their set temperatures for this step. This step will be referred to herein as Phase B of the water recovery process. During this step the waste chamber may be exposed to different selected pressures such as ambient, low pressure (e.g., 0.2 atm), or vacuum. The objective for this step is to remove both bound and


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    Full Text Available El programa SHRP (Strategic Higway Research Program a través del nuevo método de diseño de mezclas asfálticas en caliente 'Superpave', ha impulsado el desarrollo de investigaciones con el fin de obtener mezclas asfálticas más durables, resistentes y en general, que muestren un comportamiento superior como su nombre lo indica. Entonces, es importante conocer los estados de esfuerzos y deformaciones que se producen al modelar una estructura de pavimento con capas de rodadura, compuestas con mezclas asfálticas diseñadas por métodos distintos (Marshall y Superpave y, por supuesto, con una caracterización dinámica diferente (leyes de fatiga, módulos dinámicos y respuesta al ahuellamiento. Esta modelación permite tener una idea general de la capacidad estructural para soportar el tránsito durante su vida útil representada en el valor de N (Número de ejes equivalentes de carga y quizá obtener algunos indicios de posibles ahorros en costos de conservación de los pavimentos, razones fundamentales para apoyar e incentivar la implementación del método Superpave como nuevo diseño de las mezclas asfálticas en caliente.The SHRP (Strategic Highway Research Program through the new design method of hot asphalt mixtures 'Superpave' has promoted the development of researches in order to get more durable and resistant asphalt mixtures that show a superior performance. Then, it is important to know the effort and deformation condition that are produced when modeling a pavement structure with asphalt layers made up of asphalt mixtures designed with different methods (Marshall and Superpave and therefore, with a different dynamic characterization (fatigue laws, dynamic modules, and deterioration answers. This modeling allows us to have a general idea of the structural capacity to endure traffic throughout its life cycle represented by N value (Number of equivalent loads axis and perhaps to obtain some hints of possible savings in pavement

  15. Baler and compactor-related deaths in the workplace--United States, 1992-2000. (United States)


    Equipment that compacts and bales loose solid waste materials into denser, more easilytransported units is common in refuse disposal and recycling and is used routinely at recycling centers, manufacturing facilities, and retail and wholesale stores to compress paper, textiles, metals, plastic, and other material. Persons operating balers and compactors can become caught by the powered rams of the compression chambers while using these machines. Risk factors resulting from these incidents have been identified through surveillance findings and results of investigations conducted by CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), a nationwide multisource reporting system for occupational deaths. This report describes the results of two baler and compactor-related investigations conducted during 1992-2000, summarizes surveillance data from 1992 through 1998, which indicated that some employers and workers may have been unaware of the hazards of operating or working near compacting and baling equipment, and suggests safety recommendations for preventing future incidents.

  16. Advanced Exploration Systems Logistics Reduction and Repurposing Trash-to-Gas and Heat Melt Compactor KSC (United States)

    Caraccio, Anne J.; Layne, Andrew; Hummerick, Mary


    Topics covered: 1. Project Structure 2. "Trash to Gas" 3. "Smashing Trash! The Heat Melt Compactor" 4. "Heat Melt Compaction as an Effective Treatment for Eliminating Microorganisms from Solid Waste" Thermal degradation of trash reduces volume while creating water, carbon dioxide and ash. CO2 can be fed to Sabatier reactor for CH4 production to fuel LOX/LCH4 ascent vehicle. Optimal performance: HFWS, full temperature ramp to 500-600 C. Tar challenges exist. Catalysis: Dolomag did eliminate allene byproducts from the product stream. 2nd Gen Reactor Studies. Targeting power, mass, time efficiency. Gas separation, Catalysis to reduce tar formation. Microgravity effects. Downselect in August will determine where we should spend time optimizing the technology.

  17. Super-compactor and grouting. Efficient and safe treatment of nuclear waste

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    Li, Hongyou; Starke, Holger; Muetzel, Wolfgang; Winter, Marc [Babcock Noell GmbH, Wuerzburg (Germany)


    The conditioning and volume reduction of nuclear waste are increasingly important factors throughout the world. Efficient and safe treatment of nuclear waste therefore plays a decisive role. Babcock Noell designed, manufactured and supplied a complete waste treatment facility for conditioning of the solid radioactive waste of a nuclear power plant to China. This facility consists of a Sorting Station, a Super-Compactor, a Grouting Unit with Capping Device and other auxiliary equipment which is described in more detail in the following article. This article gives an overview of the efficient and safe treatment of nuclear waste. Babcock Noell is a subsidiary of the Bilfinger Power Systems and has 40 years of experience in the field of design, engineering, construction, static and dynamic calculations, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, as well as in the service and operation of a wide variety of nuclear components and facilities worldwide.

  18. Development of a Plastic Melt Waste Compactor for Space Missions Experiments and Prototype Design (United States)

    Pace, Gregory; Wignarajah, Kanapathipillai; Pisharody, Suresh; Fisher, John


    This paper describes development at NASA Ames Research Center of a heat melt compactor that can be used on both near term and far term missions. Experiments have been performed to characterize the behavior of composite wastes that are representative of the types of wastes produced on current and previous space missions such as International Space Station, Space Shuttle, MIR and Skylab. Experiments were conducted to characterize the volume reduction, bonding, encapsulation and biological stability of the waste composite and also to investigate other key design issues such as plastic extrusion, noxious off-gassing and removal of the of the plastic waste product from the processor. The experiments provided the data needed to design a prototype plastic melt waste processor, a description of which is included in the paper.


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    Full Text Available En el mundo se han emprendido grandes campañas para mejorar el comportamiento de las mezclas asfálticas; entre ellas, está la liderada por los Estados Unidos denominado 'Programa estratégico de investigación en carreteras (SHRP' en la que se desarrollan nuevos ensayos para medir las propiedades de los materiales que constituyen las mezclas y para las mezclas como material de construcción. Uno de los productos finales de SHRP es el sistema Superpave (pavimentos asfálticos con comportamiento superior. En Colombia, en 1996, se modificaron las especificaciones de construcción de carreteras, introduciendo exigencias en el control de los procesos constructivos, pero sin modificar de manera apreciable lo que al diseño de mezclas en caliente se refiere. En este artículo se muestran los resultados de una investigación donde se pretendió profundizar en uno de los tantos aspectos que intervienen en el desempeño de las mezclas asfálticas que se fabrican en Colombia, y es precisamente el de diseño de la mezcla, porque se considera que en esta etapa se pueden analizar de forma más completa los materiales constitutivos y las mezclas mismas para predecir con mayor certeza el desempeño en obra, bajo unas condiciones determinadas de tránsito, clima y apoyo estructural. Es así como se realiza la comparación de los módulos dinámicos obtenidos de probetas de mezcla asfáltica elaborados por dos metodologías distintas, la Marshall y la Superpave; la primera, tradicional en Colombia, y la segunda, una propuesta innovadora en el mundo sin tener acogida aún en nuestro país.All over the world, major programs have been carried out in order to improve the behavior of asphalt mixtures. Among them is the one led by the United States called 'Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP' which develops new tests to measure the properties of the materials that constitute the mixture and for the mixtures, such as construction materials. One of SHRP's final

  20. Determination of the Nip Angle in Roller Compactors With Serrated Rolls. (United States)

    Tan, Bernice Mei Jin; Chan, Lai Wah; Heng, Paul Wan Sia


    In roller compaction, the nip angle defines the critical transition interface between the slip and nip regions which is used to model material densification behavior and the properties of compacted ribbons. Current methods to determine the nip angle require either sophisticated instrumentation on smooth rolls or input parameters that are difficult to obtain experimentally. In this study, a practical method to determine nip angles for serrated rolls was developed based on mass balance considerations established around the nip region. Experimental input relating to roll geometry, powder density, and mass output from the compactor were required and they could be obtained reliably. The calculated nip angles were validated against those obtained from physical measurements during actual roll compaction. These nip angles were in agreement for various powder formulations containing plastic and brittle materials. The nip angles ranged from 4° to 12° and decreased significantly when the proportion of brittle material increased. Nip angles were also calculated using the widely used Johanson model. However, wall friction measurement on serrated roll surfaces could be impractical. The Johanson model-derived nip angles could differ by 3°-8° just by altering the roughness of the reference wall and this had compromised their reliability.

  1. Thickness Analysis of Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA Slab Compacted Using a Newly Developed Roller Compactor

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    R. Muniandy


    Full Text Available Pavement mix design procedures and specifications are usually derived from laboratory experiments. Therefore, laboratory experiments should be able to simulate to a high degree the conditions in the field, especially in term of compaction procedures. Based on literature reviews and analysis of past studies, it can be concluded that there are no exact method for laboratory compaction that can simulate field compaction procedures. Turamesin, a newly developed laboratory compaction device has been designed to provide a solution to the problem of producing laboratory specimens which are representative of materials laid and compacted in the field. This study reports on the evaluation of the thickness of the compacted slabs and analysis of the consistency of the measured parameter. A total of 15 slabs from three different types of asphalt binders, namely Grade 60/70, Grade PG76 and Grade 80/100 were prepared, measured and analyzed. Based on statistical analysis conducted, the compacted slabs were found to have an average area of 590 mm of length by 500 mm of width and thickness ranging from 60 mm to 68 mm. The compacted slabs were found to have problems in terms of the difference in thickness between left-side and right-side of the slab that occurred due to unequal load distribution from the roller compactor. The results obtained from this study will lead to development of Turamesin as an improved laboratory compaction device.

  2. Three dimensional simulation of fluid flow in X-ray CT images of porous media (United States)

    Al-Omari, A.; Masad, E.


    A numerical scheme is developed in order to simulate fluid flow in three dimensional (3-D) microstructures. The governing equations for steady incompressible flow are solved using the semi-implicit method for pressure-linked equations (SIMPLE) finite difference scheme within a non-staggered grid system that represents the 3-D microstructure. This system allows solving the governing equations using only one computational cell. The numerical scheme is verified through simulating fluid flow in idealized 3-D microstructures with known closed form solutions for permeability. The numerical factors affecting the solution in terms of convergence and accuracy are also discussed. These factors include the resolution of the analysed microstructure and the truncation criterion. Fluid flow in 2-D X-ray computed tomography (CT) images of real porous media microstructure is also simulated using this numerical model. These real microstructures include field cores of asphalt mixes, laboratory linear kneading compactor (LKC) specimens, and laboratory Superpave gyratory compactor (SGC) specimens. The numerical results for the permeability of the real microstructures are compared with the results from closed form solutions. Copyright

  3. Microbial Characterization Space Solid Wastes Treated with a Heat Melt Compactor (United States)

    Strayer, Richard F.; Hummerick, Mary E.; Richards, Jeffrey T.; McCoy LaShelle E.; Roberts, Michael S.; Wheeler, Raymond M.


    The on going purpose of the project efforts was to characterize and determine the fate of microorganisms in space-generated solid wastes before and after processing by candidate solid waste processing. For FY 11, the candidate technology that was assessed was the Heat Melt Compactor (HMC). The scope included five HMC. product disks produced at ARC from either simulated space-generated trash or from actual space trash, Volume F compartment wet waste, returned on STS 130. This project used conventional microbiological methods to detect and enumerate microorganisms in heat melt compaction (HMC) product disks as well as surface swab samples of the HMC hardware before and after operation. In addition, biological indicators were added to the STS trash prior to compaction in order to determine if these spore-forming bacteria could survive the HMC processing conditions, i.e., high temperature (160 C) over a long duration (3 hrs). To ensure that surface dwelling microbes did not contaminate HMC product disk interiors, the disk surfaces were sanitized with 70% alcohol. Microbiological assays were run before and after sanitization and found that sanitization greatly reduced the number of identified isolates but did not totally eliminate them. To characterize the interior of the disks, ten 1.25 cm diameter core samples were aseptically obtained for each disk. These were run through the microbial characterization analyses. Low counts of bacteria, on the order of 5 to 50 per core, were found, indicating that the HMC operating conditions might not be sufficient for waste sterilization. However, the direct counts were 6 to 8 orders of magnitude greater, indicating that the vast majority of microbes present in the wastes were dead or non-cultivable. An additional indication that the HMC was sterilizing the wastes was the results from the added commercial spore test strips to the wastes prior to HMC operation. Nearly all could be recovered from the HMC disks post-operation and all


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    Full Text Available The paper presents the technological optimization process of the eccentric mass component using the NX 7.5 software. The new design of the vibratory compactor with variable amplitudes was modeled 3D. The manufacturing technology presents graphical aspects of operations during mechanical processing.

  5. Model 8272-5 Wheel Type Compactor%8272-5型轮胎压路机

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    Model 8272-5 wheel type compactor is a new generation of the kind by Changlin Co., Ltd. that it is logically arranged as a whole with huge limit for mass adjustment, and a drum type brake is adopted in the service brake system for high braking effect, with, however, lower hydraulic braking strength that would not cause leakage. The park brake system adopts a caliper disc brake with spring actuator and air chamber driving for its simple construction and high brake reliability. The spraying system at the wheel adopts a unique filtering system of our own innovation for the water. As for the chassis, it consists of a frame and a mixed bearing structure together with a metal shelled concrete counter-weight, that all together lower by far consumption rate of steel and the manufacture cost.%8272-5型轮胎压路机为常林股份公司生产的新一代轮胎压路机,该机整机布置合理,质量调节范围大;行车制动系统采用具有高制动效能的鼓式制动器,制动液压强较低不易泄漏;驻车制动系统采用弹簧制动气室驱动的钳盘式制动器,结构简单,制动可靠性高;轮胎喷水系统采用独创的水过滤技术;框架与板混合承载结构的车架和钢壳混凝土配重大幅降低了钢材用量和制造成本.

  6. High speed data compactor (United States)

    Baumbaugh, Alan E.; Knickerbocker, Kelly L.


    A method and apparatus for suppressing from transmission, non-informational data words from a source of data words such as a video camera. Data words having values greater than a predetermined threshold are transmitted whereas data words having values less than a predetermined threshold are not transmitted but their occurrences instead are counted. Before being transmitted, the count of occurrences of invalid data words and valid data words are appended with flag digits which a receiving system decodes. The original data stream is fully reconstructable from the stream of valid data words and count of invalid data words.

  7. Fuzzy Simulation Human Intelligent Control System Design on Gyratory Breaker

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    Wen,Ruchun; Zhao,Shuling; Zhu,Jianwu; Wang,Xiaoyan


    In order to deal with the complex process that incurs serious time delay, enormous inertia and nonlinear problems,fuzzy simulation human intelligent control algorithm rules are established. The fuzzy simulation human intelligent controller and the hardware with the single-chip microcomputer are designed and the anti-interference measures to the whole system are provided.

  8. Workability Indicator for Emulsified Asphalt Recycled Mixture and Influence Factors%乳化沥青冷再生混合料和易性指标及影响因素

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    汪德才; 郝培文; 刘娜; 张海伟; 李志刚


    In order to study the workability of emulsified asphalt cold recycled mixture ( ECRM ) , the different characteristics of emulsified asphalt, reclaimed asphalt pavement ( RAP ) content and the influence laws of mixing water content were researched with the self-developed workability test equipment. Moreover, the significance level of influence factors was analyzed by statistic methods. Finally,the rationality of this method and the indicator was verified by back-calculating the jelling time and the volume parameter of superpave gyratory compactor ( SGC) molding method. The result shows that the workability of ECRM become worse with increasing RAP content, which can be siginificantly improved by proper mixing water content. RAP content and mixing water content have a significantly impacts on the workability,while the emulsified asphalt has no such effects. ECRM has the optimal timing of the compaction after mixing, when the torque threshold is recommended for 20 N·m.%为了研究乳化沥青冷再生混合料和易性,采用自主研发的和易性测试设备,以扭矩值作为乳化沥青冷再生混合料和易性表征指标,研究了不同特性的乳化沥青、回收沥青路面材料( reclaimed asphalt pavement,RAP)掺量及拌和用水量对乳化沥青冷再生混合料和易性的影响规律,分析了乳化沥青冷再生混合料和易性影响因素的显著性,并通过反算水泥初凝时间以及旋转压实成型试件的体积参数是否在规范范围验证了测试方法及指标的合理性.结果表明:再生混合料和易性随着RAP掺量的增加而变差,合适的拌和用水量能显著改善再生混合料和易性;RAP掺量和拌和用水量对再生混合料和易性有显著影响,而乳化沥青特性的影响不明显;乳化沥青冷再生混合料在拌和后存在一个最佳压实时机,推荐扭矩阈值为20 N·m.


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    Quando se comparam as metodologias de dosagem Superpave e Marshall de misturas asfálticas, uma das vantagens da primeira é a obtenção do gráfico de compactação. Tem sido verificado para misturas densas e contínuas do tipo Concreto Asfáltico (CA que determinadas áreas observadas nesse gráfico podem diferenciar estas misturas quanto à trabalhabilidade e à resistência à deformação permanente. No presente estudo, os parâmetros Compaction Densification Index (CDI e Traffic Densification Index (TDI foram utilizados como indicadores da compactabilidade. Desenvolveu-se um estudo de correlação entre estas variáveis e a resistência à deformação permanente de misturas asfálticas. Foram avaliadas três misturas asfálticas contendo: (i apenas agregados graníticos, (ii 50% de agregados graníticos e 50% de escória de aciaria e (iii 50% de agregados graníticos e 50% de Resíduo de Construção e Demolição (RCD. As variáveis escolhidas para determinação da resistência à deformação permanente foram o ensaio uniaxial de carga repetida (amostras compactadas para dois percentuais de Volume de vazios e o ensaio com um simulador de tráfego do tipo LCPC. Foi utilizado também o Processamento Digital de Imagens (PDI para a determinação da esfericidade dos agregados estudados, propriedade que influencia na resistência à deformação permanente. Os resultados indicam que as variáveis CDI e TDI podem ser usadas como parâmetros de estudo para prever a resistência à deformação permanente, mesmo para misturas com utilização de resíduos. A caracterização pela técnica do PDI mostrou que o agregado de origem granítica possui uma forma menos próxima a uma esfera em relação aos res

  10. Plastic Melt Waste Compactor Flight Demonstrator Payload (PFDP) Project (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The PMWC Flight Demonstrator Payload is a trash dewatering and volume reduction system that uses heat melt compaction to remove nearly 100% of water from trash while...

  11. 应用贝雷法进行Superpave混合料设计%Taking Superpave Mix Design by Bailey Method

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  12. Evaluating the Superpave Option in Unified Facilities Guide Specification 32-12-15.13, Hot Mix Asphalt Airfield Paving (United States)


    than with the manual Marshall compaction. Four of the six SGC specimens were tested in the APA . The test temperature was set to 64°C, the high PG...Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) solves the nation’s...resources, and environmental sciences for the Army, the Department of Defense, civilian agencies, and our nation’s public good. Find out more at

  13. Application of Neural Unit Adaption Controller in Gyratory Crusher%圆锥破碎机神经元自适应控制策略研究

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    朱大昌; 李钟侠



  14. Simulación numérica de los apoyos de puente metálico giratorio // Numeric simulation of gyratory metallic bridge supports

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    César Chagoyen-Méndez


    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se muestran algunos de los resultados del análisis realizado a losmecanismos de apoyo, de cierre y de giro del puente metálico del municipio Playa en ciudad de LaHabana (popularmente conocido como “Puente de Hierro”, como parte inicial de un proyecto másamplio que abarcará la reparación de todo el puente. El mismo tiene más de 100 años de explotación(desde 1906 y con un mantenimiento casi nulo, lo que ha traído como consecuencia un considerabledeterioro del puente. En éste artículo se describen las principales características y patologíasdetectadas al inspeccionar los mecanismos mencionados anteriormente y se presentan además, losresultados de la simulación numérica de uno de los ensambles de piezas del mecanismo de apoyo.Esta simulación arrojó que el apoyo puede trabajar con una seguridad adecuada.Palabras claves: puente, modelación, análisis estructural y modelación, resistencia de materiales._________________________________________________________________AbstractPresently work some of the results of the analysis carried out to the mechanisms of support, ofclosing and of turn of the metallic bridge of the Beach district in Havana city (popularly known as "IronBridge" are shown, like initial part of a wider project that will include the repair of the whole bridge.This has more than 100 years of exploitation (from 1906 and with an almost null maintenance, thathas resulted in a considerable deterioration o f the bridge. In this article the main ones characteristicand pathologies detected when inspecting the mechanisms mentioned previously are described andalso are presented, the results of the numeric simulation of one of assembles of pieces of the supportmechanism. This simulation profited that the support can work with an appropriate security.Key words: bridge, structural analysis and modeling, strength of materials.

  15. Development of the Asphalt Multi-Integrated Roller Field and Experimental Studies

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    Abd El Halim Omar Abd El Halim


    Full Text Available Asphalt pavements have been compacted using steel drum rollers for a century. However, the problems that are observed today on these pavements are universal with no solution in sight. Intensive research work has been invested to identify the mechanisms that cause these problems. A recent development was the introduction of SuperPave mix design, GP asphalt cements, and the use of reinforcing elements ranging from polymer to steel bars. Yet it seems that none of these solutions have succeeded in eliminating any of the old problems. The pavements suffer from serious distresses regardless of the geographic location of the pavements and its design, materials, traffic loads, and climate condition. This paper presents a new approach to deal with the problems facing the asphalt pavements. While the research efforts to date concentrated on materials-related solutions, this paper identifies conventional compaction equipment as the cause of many problems observed on the pavements. The paper provides the development of the new Asphalt Multi-Integrated Roller, AMIR, and discusses new developments leading to a number of commercial field trials on several Ontario highways. The paper concludes that current compactors must be replaced with soft flat plates in order to achieve the required specifications for long term performance.

  16. Research on Shearing Behavior of Domestic Epoxy Asphalt%国产环氧沥青混合料抗剪性能试验研究

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    钱振东; 陈磊磊; 尹祖超; 罗桑


    The 7610 type domestic epoxy asphalt was selected as the binder and the basalt with a nominal maximum aggregate size of 16 mm was selected as the aggregate, the epoxy asphalt mixtures with different gradations were formed using the gyratory compactor and tested through uniaxial penetration test.The shearing behaviors of asphalt mixture with different binders were compared according to the orthogonal test.The results show that the shearing performance of the thermosetting epoxy asphalt mixture is better than that of the normal asphalt mixtures, the asphalt content and the passing rate to 4.75 mm particle size are the major influencing factors.%选取国内研发的7610型环氧沥青为结合料,以最大公称粒径为16 mm的玄武岩为集料,利用单轴贯入试验对不同级配组成的环氧沥青混合料抗剪性能进行了试验研究,并采用正交试验法对不同沥青材料混合料的抗剪性能进行了对比.结果表明,环氧沥青混合料的抗剪性能远优于一般的沥青混合料,对其影响程度较大的因素主要是油石比和4.75 mm粒径通过率.

  17. Superpave混合料设计体系在美国的应用

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    JohnA.D′Angelo; 贾渝


    Superpave is an acronym for Superior Performing Asphalt Pavements. It is theproduct of the Strategic Highway Research Program. Superpave includes a new mixture design and analysis system based on performance characteristics ofthe pavement. It is a multi-faceted system with a tiered approach to designing asphalt mixtures based on desired performance. Superpave includessome old rules of thumb and some new and mechanistic based features.

  18. Superpave的性能及在国外公路上的应用

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    John A.D'Angelo


    @@ Introduction Superpave is an acronym for Superior Performing Asphalt Pavements. It is the product of the Strategic Highway Research Program. Superpave includes a new mixture design and analysis system based on performance characteristics of the pavement. It is a multi-faceted system with a tiered approach to designing asphalt mixtures based on desired performance.Superpave includes some old rules of thumb and some new and mechanistic based features.The Superpave mix design system is quickly becoming the standard system used in the United States (US). The US was looking for a new system to overcome pavement problems such as rutting and low temperature cracking that had become common with the use of design systems such as Marshall and Hveem. The Superpave system offers solutions to these problems through a rational approach.

  19. 29 CFR 570.63 - Occupations involved in the operation of paper-products machines, scrap paper balers, and paper... (United States)


    ... machines, scrap paper balers, and paper box compactors (Order 12). 570.63 Section 570.63 Labor Regulations... involved in the operation of paper-products machines, scrap paper balers, and paper box compactors (Order..., scrap paper baler, paper box compactor, or vertical slotter. (ii) Platen die-cutting press,...

  20. Test Resource Partitioning Based on Efficient Response Compaction for Test Time and Tester Channels Reduction

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    Yin-He Han; Xiao-Wei Li; Hua-Wei Li; Anshuman Chandra


    This paper presents a test resource partitioning technique based on an efficient response compaction design called quotient compactor(q-Compactor). Because q-Compactor is a single-output compactor, high compaction ratios can be obtained even for chips with a small number of outputs. Some theorems for the design of q-Compactor are presented to achieve full diagnostic ability, minimize error cancellation and handle unknown bits in the outputs of the circuit under test (CUT). The q-Compactor can also be moved to the load-board, so as to compact the output response of the CUT even during functional testing. Therefore, the number of tester channels required to test the chip is significantly reduced. The experimental results on the ISCAS '89 benchmark circuits and an MPEG 2 decoder SoC show that the proposed compaction scheme is very efficient.

  1. Validation of FRP Matting Requirements (United States)


    conducted at the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Plant 42 Facility in Palmdale, California, revealed that FFM matting was not strong enough to withstand traffic...MTX-60 jumping jack compactors. The final lift was compacted with a self-propelled vibratory steel wheeled roller. The timing data for operate in the smaller craters. It was suggested to add a small steel wheel roller rather than use the jumping jack compactor. A steel wheel

  2. 抗滑级配沥青混合料体积参数及性能对比试验%Mentioned parameters and performance contrast test of anti-slide gradations of asphalt mixture

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    纪耀辉; 尤伟


    选用两种抗滑类型沥青混合料:AC-13K(又称改进型AK-13A),Superpave-13,按照马歇尔沥青混合料设计方法设计得出AC-13K型混合料的最佳级配和最佳沥青含量(为5.2%);按照Superpave法成型试件得到Superpave-13的最佳级配和最佳沥青含量(5.1%),对两种沥青混合料分别在已确定的级配形式和最佳沥青含量的情况下制备马歇尔试件,测定其主要参数,并进行了抗水损害试验和车辙试验,以了解两种沥青混合料的抗车辙性能和抗水损害性能。%This paper used two kinds of anti-slide type asphalt mixture: AC-13 K( also called improved type AK-13 A) , Superpave-13, according to Marshall asphalt mixture design method to design that the optimum level and the optimum asphalt content(5.2% ) of AC-13K mixture, according to the Superpave method molding to design the optimum gradation and the optimum asphalt content(5.1% ) of Superpave-13, to the two kinds of asphalt mixture respectively prepared Marshall specimen in the conditions of having been identified gradation form and the optimum asphalt content, determined its main parameters, and made the water damage resistance and rutting test, in order to understand the rutting resistance and water damage resistance of the two kinds of asphalt mixture.

  3. Growth of plant root cultures in liquid- and gas-dispersed reactor environments. (United States)

    McKelvey, S A; Gehrig, J A; Hollar, K A; Curtis, W R


    The growth of Agrobacterium transformed "hairy root" cultures of Hyoscyamus muticus was examined in various liquid- and gas-dispersed bioreactor configurations. Reactor runs were replicated to provide statistical comparisons of nutrient availability on culture performance. Accumulated tissue mass in submerged air-sparged reactors was 31% of gyratory shake-flask controls. Experiments demonstrate that poor performance of sparged reactors is not due to bubble shear damage, carbon dioxide stripping, settling, or flotation of roots. Impaired oxygen transfer due to channeling and stagnation of the liquid phase are the apparent causes of poor growth. Roots grown on a medium-perfused inclined plane grew at 48% of gyratory controls. This demonstrates the ability of cultures to partially compensate for poor liquid distribution through vascular transport of nutrients. A reactor configuration in which the medium is sprayed over the roots and permitted to drain down through the root tissue was able to provide growth rates which are statistically indistinguishable (95% T-test) from gyratory shake-flask controls. In this type of spray/trickle-bed configuration, it is shown that distribution of the roots becomes a key factor in controlling the rate of growth. Implications of these results regarding design and scale-up of bioreactors to produce fine chemicals from root cultures are discussed.

  4. Effects of Sasobit® content on the rheological characteristics of unaged and aged asphalt binders at high and intermediate temperatures

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    Ali Jamshidi


    Full Text Available This paper describes the rheological properties of PG64, PG70, and PG76 asphalt binders blended with different Sasobit® contents. The rheological properties of the Sasobit®-modified binders were characterized after being subjected to different aging conditions using the dynamic shear rheometer (DSR and rotational viscometer (RV according to SuperpaveTM test protocols. The results indicated that the characterization of aging in terms of the Aging Index (AI depends on the rheological property of the asphalt binder selected for use in evaluating aging, the amount of Sasobit®, the binder type, and the temperature range. Linear relationships between failure temperatures of unaged and short-term-aged asphalt were observed for three binder types. Design charts were developed to select the appropriate Sasobit® content as a function of temperature, taking into consideration the stiffening effects of Sasobit®, using the SuperpaveTM fatigue factor and asphalt mix construction temperatures.

  5. STS-35 MS Hoffman and Pilot Gardner 'commute' to work on the middeck of OV-102 (United States)


    STS-35 Mission Specialist (MS) Jeffrey A. Hoffman (front) and Pilot Guy S. Gardner, holding Development Test Objective (DTO) 634 trash compactor handles to the ceiling, 'commute' to work on the middeck of Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102. Just below Hoffman's right elbow in locker MF43G DTO 634, Trash Compaction and Retention System Demonstration, trash compactor with a geared mechanism that allows manual compaction of wet and dry trash is visible. Also in the view are the stowed treadmill on the middeck floor and the starboard side sleep station.

  6. Response compaction for system-on-a-chip based on advanced convolutional codes

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    This paper addresses the problem of test response compaction. In order to maximize compaction ratio, a single-output compactor based on a (n, n-1, m, 3) convolutional code is presented. When the proposed theorems are satisfied, the compactor can avoid two and any odd erroneous bits cancellations, and handle one unknown bit (X bit). When the X bits in response are clustered, multiple-weight check matrix design algorithm can be used to reduce the effect of massive X bits. Some extended experimental results show that the proposed encoder has an acceptable-level X tolerant capacity and low error cancellations probability.

  7. 40 CFR 243.101 - Definitions. (United States)


    ...) Generation means the act or process of producing solid waste. (n) Hazardous waste means a waste or... demolition wastes; and infectious wastes. (z) Stationary compactor means a powered machine which is designed...) Storage means the interim containment of solid waste after generation and prior to collection for ultimate...

  8. Investigation of the effects of type of crusher on coarse aggregates shape properties using three-dimensional Laser Scanning Technique

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    Komba, Julius J


    Full Text Available are commonly grouped into two main categories. These categories are compression-type and impact crushers (Collis and Fox, 1985). Compression-type crushers, which include Jaw, Gyratory and Cone crushers, compress a rock until it breaks. On the other Geo-China... aggregate particles were scanned for the four types of crushers. Geo-China 2016 GSP 266 126 © ASCE Other standard tests performed on the aggregate samples included sieve analysis, Bulk Relative Density, Apparent Relative Density and Water Absorption...

  9. High-tech solutions for the environment

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    Gabrielle Thomas


    Four solar-powered compactor dustbins have recently been installed at various locations around the Meyrin site. These compact systems fitted with photovoltaic panels compress waste; their increased capacity compared to a standard dustbin reduces the number of collections and the associated CO2 emissions.   Four strange "machines" have recently appeared on the CERN site. Made by the company Big Belly, these intelligent solar-powered mini-compactors fitted with the latest energy-saving technology are perfectly aligned with the Laboratory's policy of minimising the impact of its activities on the environment. With their ability to hold up to four times more waste than the average bin, they need to be emptied less frequently, significantly reducing the CO2 emissions associated with collection and transport. What's more, the integrated software monitors the fill level of each bin in real time and sends an e-mail or text when it needs emptying, thus optimising coll...

  10. Multi-functional Converter with Integrated Motor Control, Battery Charging and Active Module Balancing for Electric Vehicular Application

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    Mathe, Laszlo; Schaltz, Erik; Teodorescu, Remus


    , weight and volume in comparison with other Li-Ion based chemistries. The control of the energy flow has been done through a Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC), which has demonstrated advantages over 2 level converters in terms of efficiency, fault tolerant operation, flexible operation modes. It has been......In order to reduce the fuel consumption and the acoustical noise generated by refuse lorries, electrification of the waste compactor unit is a very promising solution. For the electrical energy storage Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology has been selected with potential for reducing the cost...... used successfully in HVDC/FACTS and large drive applications. In this paper the use of MMC for a battery driven waste compactor unit addressed with integrated functionality including: motor driver, battery charge and active balancing is presented. The challenges addressed here are related to the design...

  11. Research on the Performance of New Reactive Asphalt Modifier%新型反应性沥青改性剂技术性能研究

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    RET 是美国杜邦公司研发的一种新型沥青化学改性剂,通过与沥青中的分子和官能团发生化学反应,从而达到改善沥青使用性能的效果。通过分析研究不同种类改性沥青的 Superpave 性能试验结果及老化前后的低温 PG 分级温度及质量损失,表明 RET 改性剂能够明显改善沥青的高温稳定性和低温抗裂性。%RET(Reactive Elastomeric Terpolymer) is a kind of chemical modifier that was developed by Dupont, it can react with asphalt molecules and functional groups to improve the functional performance of the asphalt. In this paper, Superpave performance test results, low temperature PG grading temperature and mass loss before and after aging of different types of modified asphalt were analyzed and researched. The results show that RET modifier can significantly improve asphalt high temperature stability and low temperature crack resistance.

  12. Evaluation of the Permanent Deformations and Aging Conditions of Batu Pahat Soft Clay-Modified Asphalt Mixture by Using a Dynamic Creep Test

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    Al Allam A. M.


    Full Text Available This study aimed to evaluate the permanent deformation and aging conditions of BatuPahat soft clay–modified asphalt mixture, also called BatuPahat soft clay (BPSC particles; these particles are used in powder form as an additive to hot-mix asphalt mixture. In this experiment, five percentage compositions of BPSC (0%, 2%, 4%, 6%, and 8% by weight of bitumen were used. A novel design was established to modify the hot-mix asphalt by using the Superpave method for each additive ratio. Several laboratory tests evaluating different properties, such as indirect tensile strength, resilient stiffness modulus, and dynamic creep, was conducted to assess the performance of the samples mixed through the Superpave method. In the resilient modulus test, fatigue and rutting resistance were reduced by the BPSC particles. The added BPSC particles increased the indirect tensile strength. Among the mixtures, 4% BPSC particles yielded the highest performance. In the dynamic creep test, 4% BPSC particles added to the unaged and short-term aged specimens also showed the highest performance. Based on these results, our conclusion is that the BPSC particles can alleviate the permanent deformation (rutting of roads.

  13. AM2 Mat End Connector Modeling and Performance Validation (United States)


    operational conditions. After completion of the program, a thorough investigation of both the subgrade and the mat revealed that the manufacturer’s drawing...28 2 After completion of the test program, a thorough investigation of both the subgrade and the mat revealed that the manufacturer’s drawing used...less than 20. The existing ML material was leveled with a bulldozer and compacted with a pneumatic roller and a vibratory steel -wheel compactor to

  14. 机液一体式大型履带强夯机的研制

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    吴斌; 曾军; 吴大可; 谢勇谋; 付玉平; 陈顺牛


    The key problem regarding the technical bottleneck faced during application of the dynamic compactor is tackled.The low-cost high-efficient mechanical-liquid integrated dynamic compactor fit for the specific construction condi-tions of the dynamic compactor is developed in the principle of high-intelligence, high-reliability and low energy-consump-tion for high-end equipment as specified in“Twelfth Five-year” Planning.The test shows that the new product can quickly and effectively realize construction work of the dynamic compactor, and provide higher reliability and stability than other products of the same industry, hence to improve the performance of whole machine and operating efficiency of the system.%  针对强夯机的使用过程中所面临的技术瓶颈进行技术攻关,依据“十二五”规划中对高端装备提出的高智能性、高可靠性与低能耗的指导原则,开发出符合强夯具体施工工况的低成本、高性能的机液一体式强夯机。试验证明,该产品能够快速有效地实现强夯机的施工作业,在与同行业的产品相比下,设备的可靠性、稳定性更为出色,从而提高整机的性能,提高系统运行效率。

  15. Atmosphere Assisted Machining of Depleted Uranium (DU) Penetrators (United States)


    door and gas feed. -5- The task of chip handling was also designed to include the processing of chips to a briquetted form. The process of compacting was...the end of the conveyor in a protected drum. The briquetting was done manually in air while the compactor was still under construction. This particular...Inc., titanium sponge for alloying and the briquetted chips. As was briefly mentioned in Task D, a problem developed with the compacting unit designed

  16. Modeling of vehicles using robotics formulation

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    Guillo, E.; Gautier, M. [Inst. de Recherche en Communications et Cybernetique de Nantes, Nantes (France)


    The aim of this paper is to give a general and unifying presentation of the modeling issues of the mobile machines, in order to simulate their behavior and to implement advanced control laws. Considering the structural diversity and complexity of those mobile machines, a systematic method of geometrical description based on the Modified Denavit-Hartenberg parameterization is proposed and applied to a civil engineering machine, the compactor. (orig.)


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    Full Text Available Municipal solid waste (MSW is a serious environmental hazard and social problem in Iran. Currently a high volume of solid waste is generated every day in the district towns of Iran and unfortunately solid waste management is being deteriorated due to the limited resources to handle the increasing rate of generated waste. Due to this fact that more than 60% of solid waste management cost is usually alocated for purpose collection and transportation of generated solid waste in the city. Analysis of this section and understanding of its effect on the management system could have a great role in reduction the costs and solving many of exist problems. This study illustrate the effectiveness of timing managing an MSW economy and that has been carried out as a case study in Urmia. Results of this research illustrsate that 58.3% in Neisan, 68.7% in Khavar, 61.5% in Benz, 81.3% in Compactor and 59.3% in FAUN 0f each cycle time is pickup time.. Mean of traveling speed for Van, Mini-truck, Truck, FAUN and Compactor was 35,46,41,38 and 42 kilometer per hour respectively. Total spent time for collection and transportation of solid waste were 1:21 hour with Van, 1:23 hour with Mini-truck, 1:29 hour with Truck, 17 minutes with FAUN and 57 minutes with Compactor. Result of this study illustrated Van is the most economic vehicle for solid waste collection system in Urmia city. Generally, priority to usage of solid waste collection vehicles illustrate in below: Truck < Mini-truck < Compactor < Van < FAUN



    Outhier, Maxime; Rydström, Vilhelm; Sanz, Imanol


    This Examination Thesis was done at the Blekinge Institute of Technology of Karlskrona. The work is a part of the education to Bachelor of Science in product development. The task consists of changing the steering wheel transmission of the DYNAPAC CA soil compactor machine made by Svedala Compaction Equipment AB. During the work we have followed the Fredy Olsson product development method. The work is divided in two parts: The Concept phase and The Primary Construction phase. In the Concept p...

  19. Measuring space radiation shielding effectiveness (United States)

    Bahadori, Amir; Semones, Edward; Ewert, Michael; Broyan, James; Walker, Steven


    Passive radiation shielding is one strategy to mitigate the problem of space radiation exposure. While space vehicles are constructed largely of aluminum, polyethylene has been demonstrated to have superior shielding characteristics for both galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events due to the high hydrogen content. A method to calculate the shielding effectiveness of a material relative to reference material from Bragg peak measurements performed using energetic heavy charged particles is described. Using accelerated alpha particles at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Space Radiation Laboratory at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the method is applied to sample tiles from the Heat Melt Compactor, which were created by melting material from a simulated astronaut waste stream, consisting of materials such as trash and unconsumed food. The shielding effectiveness calculated from measurements of the Heat Melt Compactor sample tiles is about 10% less than the shielding effectiveness of polyethylene. Shielding material produced from the astronaut waste stream in the form of Heat Melt Compactor tiles is therefore found to be an attractive solution for protection against space radiation.

  20. Experimental evaluation of high performance base course and road base asphalt concrete with electric arc furnace steel slags. (United States)

    Pasetto, Marco; Baldo, Nicola


    The paper presents the results of a laboratory study aimed at verifying the use of two types of electric arc furnace (EAF) steel slags as substitutes for natural aggregates, in the composition of base course and road base asphalt concrete (BBAC) for flexible pavements. The trial was composed of a preliminary study of the chemical, physical, mechanical and leaching properties of the EAF steel slags, followed by the mix design and performance characterization of the bituminous mixes, through gyratory compaction tests, permanent deformation tests, stiffness modulus tests at various temperatures, fatigue tests and indirect tensile strength tests. All the mixtures with EAF slags presented better mechanical characteristics than those of the corresponding asphalts with natural aggregate and satisfied the requisites for acceptance in the Italian road sector technical standards, thus resulting as suitable for use in road construction.

  1. Evaluation of asphalt enhanced with locally made nanomaterials

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    Full Text Available This research work focused on the investigation of the properties of asphalt binder modified with different percentages of nanoclay (NC and nanosilica. The nanosilica was manufactured from two different sources: silica fume (NSF and rice husk (NSH. Results showed that NSF tends to decrease the penetration and increase the softening point temperature (SFT and rotational viscosity (RV. However, NC content more than 3% was found to increase the penetration and decrease both RV and SFT. Using smaller percentages of NC increased both SFT and RV and decreased the penetration. Up to 3% of NSH exhibited improvement in penetration, SFT, and RV, however slight or no improvement was observed at higher contents. The Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR results showed obvious improvement in the Superpave performance grade. Both NSF and NC were found to improve Marshall stability of the asphalt mixtures.

  2. AC-13混合料矿料级配及特性试验研究%Research on AC-13 mixture mineral materials gradation and feature experiments

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    The paper adopts the Marshall method and Superpave method,undertakes the mixture design for AC-13Ⅰand AC-13,compares and analyzes the optimal asphalt volume and compaction features of the two,and points out the designed asphalt volumes has the same optimal asphalt and aggregate ratio,and the latter is superior to the former one in the aspect of compaction.%应用马歇尔法和Superpave法对AC-13Ⅰ和AC-13进行了混合料设计,对比分析了两者的最佳沥青用量及压实特性,指出两者的设计沥青用量在最佳油石比时基本相同,AC-13的压实特性优于AC-13Ⅰ.

  3. 沥青路面典型抗滑表层路用性能对比分析%Comparative Analysis of Anti-skidding Surface Performances of HMA

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    杨明锐; 黄勇; 继耀辉



  4. Análisis de la susceptibilidad al daño por humedad de una mezcla asfáltica a partir del ensayo MIST y del programa iPAS 2D®


    Figueroa Infante, Ana Sofía; Reyes, Fredy Alberto


    El daño por humedad es uno de los problemas más comunes en los pavimentos asfálticos en países tropicales y en zonas expuestas a periodos prolongados de lluvia.  Esta investigación presenta los resultados de la susceptibilidad a la humedad de una mezcla asfáltica para rodadura, diseñada por la metodología Superpave® y fabricada con ocho tipos de asfalto sujetos a un proceso controlado de oxidación.  Adicionalmente se presentan resultados de desempeño de la mezcla asfáltica en relación con el ...

  5. Parametric study of an ODW scramaccelerator for hypersonic test facilities. [obligation detonation wave (United States)

    Humphrey, Joseph W.


    A parametric study has been conducted for an oblique detonation-wave (ODW) 'scramaccelerator' suitable for projectile aerothermodynamics studies in real gas hypersonic test facilities. The results of the present analytical design evaluation indicate that an ODW scramaccelerator using conventional gaseous propellants can accelerate projectiles of 0.1 to 1000 kg masses to speeds in the 6-10 km/sec range. Potential applications for such an accelerator encompass a hypersonic ballistic test range, kinetic energy weapon accelerators, mass drivers to LEO, projectile terminal ballistics testing, projectile/target interaction studies, inertial welders, and shock compactors.


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    M. O. HAMZAH


    Full Text Available Porous asphalt pavement was initially developed for the purpose of improving road safety, best candidate material for quiet pavement and to avoid aquaplaning and skidding in wet weather. However, from previous studies, porous asphalt is able to mitigate surface runoff. Porous asphalt parking lots with underlying reservoir course perform as additional temporary water storage matrix that enables reduction of flash flood. This paper elaborates the development of a new porous asphalt aggregate grading design for storm water mitigation using the Nominal Maximum Aggregate Size (NMAS 20 mm. The properties of the mixes were quantified and evaluated in terms of air voids, permeability, abrasion loss and indirect tensile strength. It was found that the proposed gradation has the best permeability and Indirect Tensile Strength (ITS values when compacted at 50 blows per face with a standard Marshal compactor. The porous asphalt slab was prepared using a slab compactor to simulate porous parking lot paving at site. The porous asphalt slab was finally placed inside a locally fabricated water flow simulator to simulate a porous asphalt pavement system for parking lots.


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    A. H. Salleh


    Full Text Available Solid waste management (SWM is very subjective to budget control where the utmost expenses are devoted to the waste collection’s travel route. The common understanding of the travel route in SWM is that shorter route is cheaper. However, in reality it is not necessarily true as the SWM compactor truck is affected by various aspects which leads to higher fuel consumption. Thus, this ongoing research introduces a solution to the problem using multiple criteria route optimization process integrated with AHP/GIS as its main analysis tools. With the criteria obtained from the idea that leads to higher fuel consumption based on road factors, road networks and human factors. The weightage of criteria is obtained from the combination of AHP with the distance of multiple shortest routes obtained from GIS. A solution of most optimum routes is achievable and comparative analysis with the currently used route by the SWM compactor truck can be compared. It is expected that the decision model will be able to solve the global and local travel route problem in MSW.

  8. Applying AN Integrated Route Optimization Method as a Solution to the Problem of Waste Collection (United States)

    Salleh, A. H.; Ahamad, M. S. S.; Yusoff, M. S.


    Solid waste management (SWM) is very subjective to budget control where the utmost expenses are devoted to the waste collection's travel route. The common understanding of the travel route in SWM is that shorter route is cheaper. However, in reality it is not necessarily true as the SWM compactor truck is affected by various aspects which leads to higher fuel consumption. Thus, this ongoing research introduces a solution to the problem using multiple criteria route optimization process integrated with AHP/GIS as its main analysis tools. With the criteria obtained from the idea that leads to higher fuel consumption based on road factors, road networks and human factors. The weightage of criteria is obtained from the combination of AHP with the distance of multiple shortest routes obtained from GIS. A solution of most optimum routes is achievable and comparative analysis with the currently used route by the SWM compactor truck can be compared. It is expected that the decision model will be able to solve the global and local travel route problem in MSW.

  9. A practical approach for the scale-up of roller compaction process. (United States)

    Shi, Weixian; Sprockel, Omar L


    An alternative approach for the scale-up of ribbon formation during roller compaction was investigated, which required only one batch at the commercial scale to set the operational conditions. The scale-up of ribbon formation was based on a probability method. It was sufficient in describing the mechanism of ribbon formation at both scales. In this method, a statistical relationship between roller compaction parameters and ribbon attributes (thickness and density) was first defined with DoE using a pilot Alexanderwerk WP120 roller compactor. While the milling speed was included in the design, it has no practical effect on granule properties within the study range despite its statistical significance. The statistical relationship was then adapted to a commercial Alexanderwerk WP200 roller compactor with one experimental run. The experimental run served as a calibration of the statistical model parameters. The proposed transfer method was then confirmed by conducting a mapping study on the Alexanderwerk WP200 using a factorial DoE, which showed a match between the predictions and the verification experiments. The study demonstrates the applicability of the roller compaction transfer method using the statistical model from the development scale calibrated with one experiment point at the commercial scale. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Scrap tire rubber as modifier of asphalt cement for use in road paving Borracha de pneus como modificador de cimentos asfálticos para uso em obras de pavimentação

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    Sandra Oda


    Full Text Available This work presents the results of a research on the technical feasibility of the use of asphalt-rubber binder by the asphalt paving industry. In Brazil more than 30 million tires a year are disposed of, mostly in inadequate sites, causing serious health and environmental problems. The effects of the main factors (rubber content, rubber particle size, temperature of mixture, reaction time on the behavior of asphalt-rubber binders are evaluated by traditional and Superpave Method tests, the latter based on certain fundamental properties directly related to field performance. Results of the statistical analysis of the factorial design of laboratory experiments show the most significant effect of rubber contents, or rather, that asphalt-rubber binder may increase the resistance against permanent deformation and fatigue crackingEste trabalho apresenta estudo sobre a incorporação de borracha de pneus em ligantes asfálticos utilizados em obras de pavimentação. Trata-se de uma alternativa para solucionar um grave problema ambiental, pois no Brasil, anualmente, são descartados mais de 30 milhões de pneus, dos quais a maior parte é disposta em locais inadequados, servindo para a procriação de vetores de doenças e representando risco de contaminação do meio-ambiente. Os efeitos dos principais fatores que condicionam o comportamento do ligante asfalto-borracha (teor e granulometria da borracha, temperatura de mistura, tempo de reação são avaliados através de ensaios tradicionais de caracterização de ligantes asfálticos e ensaios do Método Superpave, diretamente relacionadas ao desempenho dos pavimentos no campo. Os resultados da análise estatística evidenciam o efeito preponderante do teor de borracha e, principalmente, que o ligante asfalto-borracha pode aumentar a resistência ao acúmulo de deformação permanente e ao aparecimento de trincas por fadiga do revestimento

  11. Estudo de misturas asfálticas com ligante modificado pelo polímero EVA para pavimentos urbanos de Manaus - AM Study of asphalt mixtures containing a binder modified with EVA polymer for use in urban pavements in Manaus

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    Daniela M. G. D'Antona


    Full Text Available A presente pesquisa buscou soluções com materiais alternativos visando à construção de pavimentos urbanos para Manaus (AM com maior vida útil e condizente com as suas condições de serviço, em particular, o seu desempenho mecânico frente às temperaturas regionais. Estudou-se o ligante regional, CAP 50/70, misturado com 4% do polímero EVA, e como partícipe em compósitos asfálticos. A incorporação do mencionado polímero teve como objetivo melhorar suas propriedades reológicas e, por conseguinte, o comportamento mecânico desse compósito - concreto asfáltico, empregado como revestimento nas vias urbanas da Capital do Estado do Amazonas. Os ligantes (virgem e modificado foram caracterizados conforme a especificação da ANP e a metodologia Superpave. As misturas asfálticas foram avaliadas pelo ensaio de fluência por compressão axial, com carregamento dinâmico à temperatura de 40 ºC. O material asfáltico modificado com EVA (AMP EVA demonstrou melhores propriedades reológicas ou equivalentes ao asfalto convencional (REMAN, ao longo de todos os ensaios de caracterização. As misturas alternativas compostas com o CAP modificado (SEVA obtiveram desempenho mecânico superior ao de misturas com cimento asfáltico habitualmente comercializado na região (SMAN.In this research we investigated alternative materials to build urban pavements in Manaus, seeking for pavements with longer lifetime for usage and suitable mechanical properties to withstand the local temperatures. The asphaltic mixtures contained a regional binder, namely CAP 50/70, mixed with 4% of EVA polymer. The incorporation of the latter polymer was aimed at improving the rheological properties of asphaltic concrete used in roads in the Amazonas' capital. The asphalt binders (original and modified were characterized in accordance with the ANP (National Petroleum Agency specification and the Superpave methodology. The asphalt mixtures had their mechanical properties

  12. Complicated assembly analysis on multiple peg- in - hole insertion with multi - sided constraints%多轴孔插入多面约束复杂装配分析

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    费燕琼; 赵锡芳; 蔡宗耀


    Taking the motor- driven steering device of rearview mirror of car as an example, this paper made an overall description on complicated assembling scheme and assembling process of triple peg - in - hole insertion and multi - sided restraints for pressing- in the gyratory ball into motor sleeve. According to the structural characteristics of assembly parts, a new kind of assembling method accomplish the assembly motion on three guiding bars of the complicated mechanism is adopted.%以轿车后视镜电动转向器为例,概述电机套筒压入旋动球体的三轴孔插入多面约束的复杂装配方案、装配过程。根据装配件的结构特性,采用了一种新型的装配方法——在复杂机构三导杆上完成装配动作。对推动机器人复杂装配的发展起到一定作用。

  13. Improved technique for isolation and culture of protoplasts from young leaves of mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.

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    Moosikapala, L.


    Full Text Available Improved technique for isolation of protoplasts from young leaves of mangosteen was developed using dark treatment and varying ages of in vitro-grown leaves. In this experiment different kinds and concentrations of cellulase Onozuka R-10, macerozyme R-10 and pectolyase Y-23 were used. One gram fresh weight of leaf tissue was incubated in a 10 ml of enzyme solution and placed on a gyratory shaker at 40-50 rpm under darkness for 12 hours. Yield and viability of protoplasts were compared among those treatments, then the density was adjusted and cultured in MS medium supplemented with different kinds and concentrations of growth regulators. The results showed that 8 week-old leaves (after adding liquid culture medium gave released protoplasts at 1.9 × 105/gram fresh weight (g fr wt. This result was obtained when 2% cellulase Onozuka R-10, 1% macerozyme R-10 and 0.1% pectolyase Y-23 were used. Viability of the protoplasts was 77.63%. Pretreatment the leaves in the dark for 24 hours before being subjected to protoplast isolation resulted in the greatest release of protoplasts at 1 × 106/g fr wt. Viability of the protoplasts was also the highest (91.35%. The protoplasts at density of 5 × 105/ml could promote cell division at 3.41% in a thin layer of liquid MS with 0.5 mg/l BA and 0.5 mg/l TDZ.

  14. Morpho-anatomical study of Stevia rebaudiana roots grown in vitro and in vivo

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    Rafael V. Reis

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni Bertoni, Asteraceae, is used as a food additive because its leaves are a source of steviol glycosides. There are examples of tissue culture based on micropropagation and phytochemical production of S. rebaudiana leaves but there are few studies on adventitious root culture of S. rebaudiana. More than 90% of the plants used in industry are harvested indiscriminately. In order to overcome this situation, the development of methodologies that employ biotechnology, such as root culture, provides suitable alternatives for the sustainable use of plants. The aim of this study was to compare morpho-anatomical transverse sections of S. rebaudiana roots grown in vitro and in vivo. The in vitro system used to maintain root cultures consisted of a gyratory shaker under dark and light conditions and a roller bottle system. Transverse sections of S. rebaudiana roots grown in vitro were structurally and morphologically different when compared to the control plant; roots artificially maintained in culture media can have their development affected by the degree of media aeration, sugar concentration, and light. GC–MS and TLC confirmed that S. rebaudiana roots grown in vitro have the ability to produce metabolites, which can be similar to those produced by wild plants.

  15. Towards a more representative in vitro method for fish ecotoxicology: morphological and biochemical characterisation of three-dimensional spheroidal hepatocytes. (United States)

    Baron, Matthew G; Purcell, Wendy M; Jackson, Simon K; Owen, Stewart F; Jha, Awadhesh N


    The use of fish primary cells and cell lines offer an in vitro alternative for assessment of chemical toxicity and the evaluation of environmental samples in ecotoxicology. However, their uses are not without limitations such as short culture periods and loss of functionality, particularly with primary tissue. While three-dimensional (spheroid) technology is now established for in vitro mammalian toxicity studies, to date it has not been considered for environmental applications in a model aquatic species. In this study we report development of a reproducible six-well plate, gyratory-mediated method for rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) hepatocyte spheroid culture and compare their functional and biochemical status with two-dimensional (2D) monolayer hepatocytes. Primary liver spheroid formation was divided into two stages, immature (1-5 days) and mature (≥6 days) according to size, shape and changes in functional and biochemical parameters (protein, glucose, albumin and lactate dehydrogenase). Mature spheroids retained the morphological characteristics (smooth outer surface, tight cell-cell contacts) previously described for mammalian spheroids as demonstrated by light and scanning electron microscopy. Glucose production and albumin synthesis were significantly higher in mature spheroids when compared to conventional 2D monolayer cultures (P ecotoxicological studies.

  16. 新技术、新设备在三山岛金矿新立选矿厂的研究与应用%Research and Application of New Technology and Equipment in Xinli Concen-trating Mill of Sanshandao Gold Mine

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    杨守斌; 谢敏雄; 王宝胜; 王楠


    三山岛金矿新立8000 t/d选矿厂采用HP500圆锥破碎机、高压辊磨机以及大型球磨机MQY5.5×8.5 m和KYF-1600大型浮选机等新型选矿设备,为矿山的稳定生产提供了有力的保障,选矿自动化控制的应用更是达到了生产过程集中操作的目的。三山岛金矿新立选矿厂致力打造现代化、智能化的一流选矿工程。%Xinli 8 000 t/d concetrating mill of Sanshandao gold mine adopts HP500 gyratory crusher,high pressure roller mill,new equipments of the biggest ball grinding mill MQY5.5*8.5m in gold mine and the large flotation machine KYF-1600 and so on.New equipments and technology provide guarantee to stedy production of mine, automation control in beneficiation reaches the goal of intensive production process.Xinli concetrating mill of Sanshandao gold mine devotes to build a morden and intelligentized top-rangking programme of beneficiation.

  17. Analysis of the Interaction between Low-Frequency Waves and Ions in the High-Altitude Cusp Region Observed by Satellite Cluster

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    DUAN Su-Ping; A. Balogh; M. Andre; LIU Zhen-Xing; CAO Jin-Bin; SHI Jian-Kui; LU Li; LI Zhong-Yuan; Q. G. Zong; H. Reme; N. Cornilleau-Wehrlin


    @@ The energy transfer between ions (protons) and low frequency waves (LFWs) in the frequency range f1 from 0.3to 10 Hz is observed by Cluster crossing the high-altitude polar cusp. The energy transfer between low frequency waves and ions has two means. One is that the energy is transferred from low frequency waves to ions and ions energy increases. The other is that the energy is transferred from ions to low frequency waves and the ion energy decreases. Ion gyratory motion plays an important role in the energy transfer processes. The electromagnetic field of f1 LFWs can accelerate or decelerate protons along the direction of ambient magneticfield and warm or refrigerate protons in the parallel and perpendicular directions of ambient magnetic field. The peak values of proton number densities have the corresponding peak values of electromagnetic energy of low-frequency waves.This implies that the kinetic Alfven waves and solitary kinetic Alfven waves possibly exist in the high-altitude cusp region.

  18. A novel system for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of wheat( Triticum aestivum L.) cells

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    A new approach for transforming the cultured cells of wheat (Triticum aestivum 8)was developed vsing Agrobacterium tumefaciens. The features of the optimum procedure were:(a)both combined synthetic signal molecules and multiple natural extracts from susceptible plants were used to pretreat the primary vigorous Agrobacterium(PVA)cells for approximately 16h:(b)the gyratory magnetic field condition was used during cocultivation;(c)the cocultivating period and selecting condition were modified;(d)the recipient cells were at exuberant metabolism and active division while infected with Agrobacterium.Both neomycin phosphotransferase and nopaline synthase assays demonstrated the expression of NPT Ⅱ and NOS genes.located on the T-DNA segment of chimaeric plasmid transformed wheat cell colonies by adopting the techniques of dot blot ndPAGE or high voltage paper electrophoresis,Integration of the foreign genes into wheat genome was confirmed by Southerm blot hybridization.Moreover.a relatively rational method was described for the estimation of transformation frequencies from cultured cell levels.

  19. A User Awareness Model for Averting Computer Threats

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    Fungai Bhunu Shava


    Full Text Available One of the major reasons why systems are susceptible to threats in many ways or the other is the lack of the know-how and a follow up system for the education rendered to users, who in most cases are the weakest point for any perpetrated system attacks.Security awareness should be viewed as a gyratory exercise, as the attackers of systems never cease to explore on better and easier ways to penetrate organisational systems. This paper presents a user awareness model based on a case study done in one of the corporate environments in Namibia. The proposed model is a product of the different key facets that are perceived to be detrimental to system security in any average organisational setup. One of the major contributions of the User Awareness Model (UAM is a systematic and procedural assessment tool of the user practice towards computer systems security, which can be applied to any organisational environment with the flexible option to vary the combination of security needs variables

  20. Instability analysis of cosmic viscoelastic gyro-gravitating clouds in the presence of dark matter (United States)

    Karmakar, Pralay Kumar; Das, Papari


    A classical formalism for the weakly nonlinear instability analysis of a gravitating rotating viscoelastic gaseous cloud in the presence of gyratory dark matter is presented on the cosmic Jeans flat scales of space and time. The constituent neutral gaseous fluid (NGF) and dark matter fluid (DMF) are inter-coupled frictionally via mutual gravity alone. Application of standard nonlinear perturbation techniques over the complex gyro-gravitating clouds results in a unique conjugated pair of viscoelastic forced Burgers (VFB) equations. The VFB pair is conjointly twinned by correlational viscoelastic effects. There is no regular damping term here, unlike, in the conventional Burgers equation for the luminous (bright) matter solely. Instead, an interesting linear self-consistent derivative force-term naturalistically appears. A numerical illustrative platform is provided to reveal the micro-physical insights behind the weakly non-linear natural diffusive eigen-modes. It is fantastically seen that the perturbed NGF evolves as extended compressive solitons and compressive shock-like structures. In contrast, the perturbed DMF grows as rarefactive extended solitons and hybrid shocks. The latter is micro-physically composed of rarefactive solitons and compressive shocks. The consistency and reliability of the results are validated in the panoptic light of the existing reports based on the preeminent nonlinear advection-diffusion-based Burgers fabric. At the last, we highlight the main implications and non-trivial futuristic applications of the explored findings.

  1. Radwaste Treatment Technologies at Sanmen Nuclear Power Plant%三门核电站放射性废物处理工艺

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    介绍了三门核电站在线与离线相结合的放射性液体废物处理工艺,以及前端分类收集、后端共用一套超压/灌浆/固化设备集中处理的放射性固体废物处理工艺及其特点。%Radwaste treatment processes at Sanmen nuclear power plant are presented ,which include a pas-sive airborne waste process ,a liquid waste process with online and offline systems combined ,and also a pro-cess for solid waste .The latter is designed as a set of centralized treatment systems that separately collect waste in the fore-end and share a super compactor and grouting/cementation device in the back-end .

  2. System specification/system design document comment review: Plutonium Stabilization and Packaging System. Notes of conference

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    A meeting was held between DOE personnel and the BNFL team to review the proposed resolutions to DOE comments on the initial issue of the system specification and system design document for the Plutonium Stabilization and Packaging System. The objectives of this project are to design, fabricate, install, and start up a glovebox system for the safe repackaging of plutonium oxide and metal, with a requirement of a 50-year storage period. The areas discussed at the meeting were: nitrogen in can; moisture instrumentation; glovebox atmosphere; can marking-bar coding; weld quality; NFPA-101 references; inner can swabbing; ultimate storage environment; throughput; convenience can screw-top design; furnace/trays; authorization basis; compactor safety; schedule for DOE review actions; fire protection; criticality safety; applicable standards; approach to MC and A; homogeneous oxide; resistance welder power; and tray overfill. Revised resolutions were drafted and are presented.

  3. Life Science Research Facility materials management requirements and concepts (United States)

    Johnson, Catherine C.


    The Advanced Programs Office at NASA Ames Research Center has defined hypothetical experiments for a 90-day mission on Space Station to allow analysis of the materials necessary to conduct the experiments and to assess the impact on waste processing of recyclable materials and storage requirements of samples to be returned to earth for analysis as well as of nonrecyclable materials. The materials include the specimens themselves, the food, water, and gases necessary to maintain them, the expendables necessary to conduct the experiments, and the metabolic products of the specimens. This study defines the volumes, flow rates, and states of these materials. Process concepts for materials handling will include a cage cleaner, trash compactor, biological stabilizer, and various recycling devices.

  4. Let’s limit our waste production and let’s’ sort it!

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    Let’s limit our waste production! – Why ? Preventing the production of waste is the best solution to avoid environmental issues, economic impacts and technical constraints. So, whenever you are involved in the design, manufacturing, distribution, use or dismantling of a product or an activity in general, always remember that the best waste is that which is not produced. The limitation of waste production being an HSE objective declared in 2013 by the CERN Director-General, we encourage everyone to help limit the amount of waste produced through CERN activities. Let’s sort it! – Why ? Since the 90s, CERN has implemented a policy to promote recovery of the waste* generated by its activities. Nowadays, CERN is committed to continuously improving its sorting and recovery and therefore various initiatives have been started by GS-IS to improve the recovery of waste (e.g. recovery of organic waste from restaurants; implementation of solar trash compactors - see Bulletin 27-...

  5. Comparison of Shear-wave Profiles for a Compacted Fill in a Geotechnical Test Pit (United States)

    Sylvain, M. B.; Pando, M. A.; Whelan, M.; Bents, D.; Park, C.; Ogunro, V.


    This paper investigates the use of common methods for geological seismic site characterization including: i) multichannel analysis of surface waves (MASW),ii) crosshole seismic surveys, and iii) seismic cone penetrometer tests. The in-situ tests were performed in a geotechnical test pit located at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte High Bay Laboratory. The test pit has dimensions of 12 feet wide by 12 feet long by 10 feet deep. The pit was filled with a silty sand (SW-SM) soil, which was compacted in lifts using a vibratory plate compactor. The shear wave velocity values from the 3 techniques are compared in terms of magnitude versus depth as well as spatially. The comparison was carried out before and after inducing soil disturbance at controlled locations to evaluate which methods were better suited to captured the induced soil disturbance.

  6. Improving the compaction properties of roller compacted calcium carbonate. (United States)

    Bacher, C; Olsen, P M; Bertelsen, P; Kristensen, J; Sonnergaard, J M


    The effects of roller compaction process parameters, morphological forms of calcium carbonate and particle size of sorbitol on flow, compaction and compression properties were investigated. The morphology of the calcium carbonate and the sorbitol particle size were more influential on the compaction properties than the settings of the roller compactor. The roller compaction process was demonstrated to be robust and stable in regard to flowability and compactibility. The flowability of the granules was improved adequately to facilitate compression in a production scale rotary tablet press. By adding sorbitol to the calcium carbonate, the compressibility - characterized by the Walker coefficient W(ID) - and the compactibility C(P) were improved considerably. A correlation between the consolidation characteristics was demonstrated. Compactibility data from the compaction simulator correlated with the tablet press for two of the calcium carbonates, the cubic form and the ground quality.

  7. W-026, transuranic waste (TRU) glovebox acceptance test report

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    Leist, K.J.


    On July 18, 1997, the Transuranic (TRU) glovebox was tested using glovebox acceptance test procedure 13021A-86. The primary focus of the glovebox acceptance test was to examine control system interlocks, display menus, alarms, and operator messages. Limited mechanical testing involving the drum ports, hoists, drum lifter, compacted drum lifter, drum tipper, transfer car, conveyors, sorting table, lidder/delidder device and the TRU empty drum compactor were also conducted. As of February 25, 1998, 10 of the 102 test exceptions that affect the TRU glovebox remain open. These items will be tracked and closed via the WRAP Master Test Exception Database. As part of Test Exception resolution/closure the responsible individual closing the Test Exception performs a retest of the affected item(s) to ensure the identified deficiency is corrected, and, or to test items not previously available to support testing. Test exceptions are provided as appendices to this report.

  8. Knowledge-based fault diagnosis system for refuse collection vehicle (United States)

    Tan, CheeFai; Juffrizal, K.; Khalil, S. N.; Nidzamuddin, M. Y.


    The refuse collection vehicle is manufactured by local vehicle body manufacturer. Currently; the company supplied six model of the waste compactor truck to the local authority as well as waste management company. The company is facing difficulty to acquire the knowledge from the expert when the expert is absence. To solve the problem, the knowledge from the expert can be stored in the expert system. The expert system is able to provide necessary support to the company when the expert is not available. The implementation of the process and tool is able to be standardize and more accurate. The knowledge that input to the expert system is based on design guidelines and experience from the expert. This project highlighted another application on knowledge-based system (KBS) approached in trouble shooting of the refuse collection vehicle production process. The main aim of the research is to develop a novel expert fault diagnosis system framework for the refuse collection vehicle.

  9. Knowledge-based fault diagnosis system for refuse collection vehicle

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    Tan, CheeFai; Juffrizal, K.; Khalil, S. N.; Nidzamuddin, M. Y. [Centre of Advanced Research on Energy, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal, Melaka (Malaysia)


    The refuse collection vehicle is manufactured by local vehicle body manufacturer. Currently; the company supplied six model of the waste compactor truck to the local authority as well as waste management company. The company is facing difficulty to acquire the knowledge from the expert when the expert is absence. To solve the problem, the knowledge from the expert can be stored in the expert system. The expert system is able to provide necessary support to the company when the expert is not available. The implementation of the process and tool is able to be standardize and more accurate. The knowledge that input to the expert system is based on design guidelines and experience from the expert. This project highlighted another application on knowledge-based system (KBS) approached in trouble shooting of the refuse collection vehicle production process. The main aim of the research is to develop a novel expert fault diagnosis system framework for the refuse collection vehicle.

  10. Seasonal variation in bioaerosol exposure during biowaste collection and measurements of leaked percolate

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    Nielsen, Birgitte Herbert; Nielsen, Eva Møller; Breum, Niels O.


    /compactor truck (P/C) and paper sack/platform truck (P/P). The maximum personal exposure was found to occur during the summer at the following median levels: total microorganisms 9.2 x 10(5) cells m(-3), culturable fungi (moulds) 7.8 x 10(4) cfu m(-3), Aspergillus fumigatus 2.9 x 10(-3) cfu m(3), mesophilic...... actinomycetes 9.0 x 10(2) cfu m(-3), bacteria 1.0 x 10(4) cfu m(-3), endotoxin 16 EU m(-3) (1.0 ng m(-3)) and dust 0.33 mg m(-3). A seasonal variation was observed for microorganisms, moulds, A. fumigatus, mesophilic actinomycetes and endotoxin (P ....2 to 2.3 x 10(9) cfu ml(-1)). A seasonal variation was observed for concentrations of total microorganisms, moulds and endotoxin with a maximum occurring during the summer (P

  11. Comparison of renewable oil, recycled oil, and commercial rejuvenating agent derived from crude oil in paving asphalt modification[Includes the CSCE forum on professional practice and career development : 1. international engineering mechanics and materials specialty conference : 1. international/3. coastal, estuarine and offshore engineering specialty conference : 2. international/8. construction specialty conference

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    Gordon, C.; Ho, S.; Zanzotto, L. [Calgary Univ., AB (Canada). Schulich School of Engineering


    The asphalt industry relies heavily on crude oil. In response to increasing oil prices, there have been efforts to save money on asphalt by taking harder asphalts, such as recycled asphalt pavement (RAP), and softening them with rejuvenating agents. For asphalt that is to be used in cold climates, softer asphalts are preferred because they will perform better under extreme cold conditions without cracking. This study compared the performance, economic benefits, and environmental benefits of renewable materials, recycled oil and a commercially used rejuvenating agent derived from crude oil. Different oily materials including margarine, Cyclogen L (a crude oil-derived material), a vegetable wax, and recycled cooking oil were used to modify paving asphalt. Their effectiveness at improving the superpave low-temperature performance grade was compared. The samples were all tested using the 2008 AASHTO M320 procedures. The high temperature grades were determined using the dynamic shear rheometer test, and the low-temperature grades were determined using the bending beam rheometer test. The 3 varieties of margarine that were tested were able to improve the low-temperature grade, but they caused a greater depreciation of the high-temperature performance grade than the other materials, and were much more expensive. The best candidate for an effective, economic asphalt softening agent was found to be the recycled cooking oil. It out-performed the Cyclogen L oil in terms of improving the low- temperature performance grade, and was less expensive. 12 refs., 4 tabs., 6 figs.

  12. Borracha de pneus como modificador de cimentos asfálticos para uso em obras de pavimentação

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    Sandra Oda


    Full Text Available Este trabalho apresenta estudo sobre a incorporação de borracha de pneus em ligantes asfálticos utilizados em obras de pavimentação. Trata-se de uma alternativa para solucionar um grave problema ambiental, pois no Brasil, anualmente, são descartados mais de 30 milhões de pneus, dos quais a maior parte é disposta em locais inadequados, servindo para a procriação de vetores de doenças e representando risco de contaminação do meio-ambiente. Os efeitos dos principais fatores que condicionam o comportamento do ligante asfalto-borracha (teor e granulometria da borracha, temperatura de mistura, tempo de reação são avaliados através de ensaios tradicionais de caracterização de ligantes asfálticos e ensaios do Método Superpave, diretamente relacionadas ao desempenho dos pavimentos no campo. Os resultados da análise estatística evidenciam o efeito preponderante do teor de borracha e, principalmente, que o ligante asfalto-borracha pode aumentar a resistência ao acúmulo de deformação permanente e ao aparecimento de trincas por fadiga do revestimento

  13. Rheological properties of asphalt mixtures containing various fibers

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    叶群山; 吴少鹏; 陈筝; 刘至飞


    Rheological characteristics of fiber-modified asphalt mixture were investigated.Cellulous fiber,polyester fiber and mineral fiber were used as additives for asphalt mixture,and the dosages were 0.3%,0.3%,0.4%,respectively.Dynamic modulus test using superpave simple performance tester(SPT) was adopted to study the dynamic modulus and phase angle for the control mixture and fiber-modified ones at various temperatures and frequencies.Test results show that the rheological properties can be improved significantly by the addition of various fibers.The dynamic modulus increases with the increase of frequency,and the phase angle decreases with the increase of frequency.When various fibers are used,the dynamic modulus increases and phase angle decreases at each frequency.This indicates that the stiffness and the elastic portion of fiber-modified asphalt mixtures can be enhanced when various fibers are used,which results in the change of viscoelastic properties of mixtures.The creep test results show that the total strain and the permanent strain of asphalt mixtures during load-unload cycle can be significantly reduced,which results in the improvement of resistance to permanent deformation for asphalt mixtures containing various fiber additives.The Burgers model can be employed effectively to illustrate the rheological properties of fiber modified asphalt mixtures.

  14. Analysing polystyrene-modified asphalt and its incidence in a heat-dense asphalt mixture

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    Ana Sofía Figueroa Infante


    Full Text Available This article presents some results obtained with an MDC-2 asphalt/polystyrene-modified asphalt mixture as a result of crushing waste glass. The stone, asphalt and polystyrene materials’ were characterised for drawing up the design. The Marshal method was used for obtaining the best asphalt- stone-polystyrene percentages. The Superpave method was used for analysing the asphalt; the mixture’s dynamic behaviour was analysed using a test involving 20ºC and 30ºC trapezoidal fatigue for 90x10-6, 150x10-6 and 220x10-6m deformation. The truck-wheel test was analysed for a 13-ton load, similar to that of the heaviest axle on a Transmilenio (articulated bus. The dynamic module test was analysed for 15ºC, 20ºC and 30ºC and 2.5, 5 and 10 Hz frequencies. Conventional asphalt mixture and modified asphalt results were contrasted, interesting behaviour being observed regarding plastic deformation of the modified mixture in service

  15. High and Low Temperature Properties of FT-Paraffin-Modified Bitumen

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    Hassan Fazaeli


    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of an experimental research on the effects of “Fischer Tropsch-Paraffin” (Sasobit content on physical and rheological properties of Sasobit modified bitumen at various operational temperatures. For this purpose, bitumen with a Performance Grade (PG of 58–22 is selected as the base and later it is modified with 1, 2, 2.5, 3, and 4 weight percent of FT-Paraffin (Sasobit. The performance of modified bitumen at high, intermediate, and low temperatures is evaluated based on Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP Superpave tests. Results of the study show that FT-paraffin improves the performance of bitumen at high temperatures in addition to increasing the resistance of mixture against permanent deformation. Despite the advantages of FT-paraffin on bitumen performance at high temperatures, it does not show a considerable influence on the intermediate and low temperature performance of bitumen. The effect of FT-paraffin content on the viscosity of modified bitumen is also investigated using Brookfield Viscometer Apparatus. Results show that increasing the additive content lowers the viscosity of modified bitumen. This in return can reduce the mixing and compaction temperature of asphalt mixtures.

  16. Effects of Fibers on the Dynamic Properties of Asphalt Mixtures

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    The dynamic characteristics of fiber-modified asphalt mixture were investigated. Cellulose fiber, polyester fiber and mineral fiber were used as additives for asphalt mixture, and the dosage was 0.3%, 0.3%,0.4%, respectively. Dynamic modulus test using SuperPave simple performance tester (SPT) was conducted to study the dynamic modulus (E*) and phase angle (δ) for the control asphalt mixture and fiber-modified ones at various temperatures and frequencies. Experimental results show that all fiber-modified asphalt mixtures have higher dynamic modulus compared with control mixture. The dynamic modulus master curves of each type of asphalt mixtures are determined based on nonlinear least square regression in accordance with the timetemperature superposition theory at a control temperature (21.1 ℃). The fatigue parameter E*×sinδ and rutting parameter E*/sinδ of asphalt mixture are adopted to study the fatigue and rutting-resistance properties, and experimental results indicate that such properties can be improved by fiber additives.

  17. Effects of Asphalt Mix Design Properties on Pavement Performance: A Mechanistic Approach

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    Ahmad M. Abu Abdo


    Full Text Available The main objective of this study was to investigate the effects of hot mix asphalt material properties on the performance of flexible pavements via mechanistic approach. 3D Move Analysis software was utilized to determine rutting and cracking distresses in an asphalt concrete (AC layer. Fourteen different Superpave mixes were evaluated by utilizing results of the Dynamic Modulus (|E⁎| Test and the Dynamic Shear Modulus (|G⁎| Test. Results showed that with the increase of binder content, the tendency of rutting in AC layer increased. However, with the increase of binder content, the cracking of AC layer lessened. Furthermore, when different binder grades were evaluated, results showed that with the increase of the upper binder grade number, rutting decreased, and with the increase of the lower binder grade number, rutting increased. Furthermore, analysis showed that with the increase of the lower binder grade number, higher percent of bottom up cracks would result. As a result of the analysis, binder grade should not be solely considered for cracking in AC layer; binder content and aggregate structure play a big role. Finally, results illustrated that the mechanistic approach is a better tool to determine the performance of asphalt pavement than commonly used methods.

  18. Determination of Rheological Properties of Bio Mastic Asphalt

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    R. Muniandy


    Full Text Available Due to the high oil prices the price of asphalt binder has increased tremendously. This scenario has warranted demand for higher viscosity cheaper asphalt for pavement construction. A study was conducted to take advantage of the Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB of Date and Oil Palm trees (which are considered as waste to produce cellulose fiber to be used as additives in the asphalt binder. If these EFB's could be beneficially utilized in any application, it would reduce the load on the nation's landfills and at the same time reducing the cost of road construction. A total of 11 blends were prepared that consisted of 5 blends with date palm fiber, 5 blends with oil palm fiber and one control sample that contained no fibers. The samples were evaluated using Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR equipment in accordance with the superpave Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP requirements. The neat asphalt binders (Unaged, Rolling Thin Film Oven (RTFO aged and Pressure Ageing Vessel (PAV samples were then measured for phase angle, shear strain and complex shear modulus and then evaluated in accordance with SHRP requirements. The results indicated that the fibers enhanced the rheological performance of Bio Mastic Asphalt (BMA blends. The control sample which was categorized as PG58 was enhanced to PG76 with 0.375% date palm fiber. The oil palm has also improved the blend up to PG70 with 0.3% oil palm fiber.

  19. Rheological evaluation of polymer-modified asphalt binders

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    Mônica Romero Santos Fernandes


    Full Text Available Currently, the most used polymer for asphalt binder modification is the thermoplastic elastomer styrene butadiene styrene (SBS and aromatic oil is commonly added to the mixtures to improve their compatibly. This paper proposes the use of oil shale from sedimentary rock as a compatibilizer agent for polymer-modified asphalt binder (PMB. PMBs were produced by mixing a bitumen with a linear SBS copolymer (3.5% (w.w-1 using two oil shale contents (2 and 4% and petroleum aromatic oil to evaluate comparatively the effect of the compatibilizer agent on the SBS PMB properties. The rheological characteristics of the SBS PMBs were analyzed in a dynamic shear rheometer (DSR and the morphology accessed by fluorescence optical microscopy. The viscoelastic behavior of the samples corroborated the results for the classical properties and varied according to the sample morphology and composition. The results indicate that the aromatic and shale oils have similar effects on the microstructure, storage stability and viscoelastic behavior of the PMBs. Thus, shale oil could be successfully used as a compatibilizer agent without loss of properties or could even replace the aromatic oil. Following the Superpave methodology it was observed that the linear- and radial-SBS PMBs and linear-SBS PMB with 2% of shale oil can be used up to 70 °C, and the linear-SBS PMBs with 4% of shale oil or 2% of aromatic oil can be used only up to 64 °C.

  20. Laboratory and field evaluation of hot mix asphalt with high contents of reclaimed asphalt pavement (United States)

    Van Winkle, Clinton Isaac

    Currently in Iowa, the amount of RAP materials allowed for the surface layer is limited to 15% by weight. The objective of this project was to develop quality standards for inclusion of RAP content higher than 15% in asphalt mixtures. To meet Superpave mix design requirements, it was necessary to fractionate the RAP materials. Based on the extensive sieve-by-sieve analysis of RAP materials, the optimum sieve size to fractionate RAP materials was identified. To determine if the higher percentage of RAP materials than 15% can be used in Iowa's state highway, three test sections with 30.0%, 35.5% and 39.2% of RAP materials were constructed on Highway 6 in Iowa City. The construction of the field test sections was monitored and the cores were obtained to measure field densities of test sections. Field mixtures collected from test sections were compacted in the laboratory in order to test the moisture sensitivity using a Hamburg Wheel Tracking Device. The binder was extracted from the field mixtures with varying amounts of RAP materials and tested to determine the effects of RAP materials on the PG grade of a virgin binder. Field cores were taken from the various mix designs to determine the percent density of each test section. A condition survey of the test sections was then performed to evaluate the short-term performance.

  1. Performance Evaluation of Asphalt Modified with Municipal Wastes for Sustainable Pavement Construction

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    Muhammad Nasir Amin


    Full Text Available The severe hot temperature and high traffic loadings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA are causing distress in flexible pavements within a few years of service. Secondly, the conventional bitumen extracted from Saudi oil refineries have a performance grade of 64-10 (PG 64-10, which does not meet the SuperPave performance grade requirement for most of the KSA’s regions. In order to improve the performance grade of bitumen, different percentages of municipal wastes (plastic and crumb rubber were used as bitumen additives. The performance of bitumen at low, intermediate, and high temperatures was evaluated. This is important as the waste production is rising significantly due to the fast urbanization and high population growth in the KSA. Particularly, when there are very few ways of recycling these wastes (municipal, as well as industrial, which in fact have great impact on the environment. High-density polyethylene (HDP, low-density polyethylene (LDP, and crumb rubber (CR with 5%, 10%, and 15% by weight of bitumen, were mixed with the base bitumen (PG 64-10. Rotational viscometer (RV, dynamic shear rheometer (DSR, and bending beam rheometer (BBR were used to evaluate the viscosity, rutting, fatigue, and low-temperature behavior of base and modified binders. The test results indicated that the rutting (permanent deformation and fatigue resistance were significantly improved in modified binders due to the improvement in the visco-elastic properties.

  2. Mechanistic and Economical Characteristics of Asphalt Rubber Mixtures

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    Mena I. Souliman


    Full Text Available Load associated fatigue cracking is one of the major distress types occurring in flexible pavement systems. Flexural bending beam fatigue laboratory test has been used for several decades and is considered to be an integral part of the new superpave advanced characterization procedure. One of the most significant solutions to prolong the fatigue life for an asphaltic mixture is to utilize flexible materials as rubber. A laboratory testing program was performed on a conventional and Asphalt Rubber- (AR- gap-graded mixtures to investigate the impact of added rubber on the mechanical, mechanistic, and economical attributes of asphaltic mixtures. Strain controlled fatigue tests were conducted according to American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO procedures. The results from the beam fatigue tests indicated that the AR-gap-graded mixtures would have much longer fatigue life compared with the reference (conventional mixtures. In addition, a mechanistic analysis using 3D-Move software coupled with a cost analysis study based on the fatigue performance on the two mixtures was performed. Overall, analysis showed that AR modified asphalt mixtures exhibited significantly lower cost of pavement per 1000 cycles of fatigue life per mile compared to conventional HMA mixture.

  3. Roller compaction scale-up using roll width as scale factor and laser-based determined ribbon porosity as critical material attribute. (United States)

    Allesø, Morten; Holm, René; Holm, Per


    Due to the complexity and difficulties associated with the mechanistic modeling of roller compaction process for scale-up, an innovative equipment approach is to keep roll diameter fixed between scales and instead vary the roll width. Assuming a fixed gap and roll force, this approach should create similar conditions for the nip regions of the two compactor scales, and thus result in a scale-reproducible ribbon porosity. In the present work a non-destructive laser-based technique was used to measure the ribbon porosity at-line with high precision and high accuracy as confirmed by an initial comparison to a well-established volume displacement oil intrusion method. The ribbon porosity was found to be scale-independent when comparing the average porosity of a group of ribbon samples (n=12) from small-scale (Mini-Pactor®) to large-scale (Macro-Pactor®). A higher standard deviation of ribbons fragment porosities from the large-scale roller compactor was attributed to minor variations in powder densification across the roll width. With the intention to reproduce ribbon porosity from one scale to the other, process settings of roll force and gap size applied to the Mini-Pactor® (and identified during formulation development) were therefore directly transferrable to subsequent commercial scale production on the Macro-Pactor®. This creates a better link between formulation development and tech transfer and decreases the number of batches needed to establish the parameter settings of the commercial process. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. A Method to Determine the Ball Filling, in Miduk Copper Concentrator SAG Mill

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    Ali Kamali Moaveni


    Full Text Available The aim of this research work was to investigate on the ball filling estimation of Miduk semi-autogenous (SAG Mill via an utilized method. Miduk copper concentrator is located in Kerman Province, Iran, and its size reduction stage includes one gyratory crusher which feeds one SAG mill (9.75 dia.(m*3.88 length(m following two parallel ball mills (5dia.(m*7lenght(m. After SAG mill, a trommel screen produces two over and under size materials which the oversize part is circulated into SAG mill and undersize reports to hydrocyclone for further process. Ball filling identify was implemented in this work using mill`s load sampling and ball abrasion test.These methods could estimate ball filling variation with easy, undeniable, and useful tests. Also, these tests have shown the digression of operating ball filling amount and its manual designed. To make more homogenous load, mill load samplings were carried out from 6 points after whirling the mill via inching motor. Acquired load sampling results were compared with ball abrasion tests. Ball abrasion tests were calculated for 3 different conditions include maximum, average, and minimum ball abrasion. However, the calculated maximum and minimum conditions never occurred. However, these are just for obtaining to ball filling variation in the mill. The results obtained from this work show, the ball filling percentage variation is between 1.2– 3.7% which is lower than mill ball filling percentage, according to the designed conditions (15%. In addition, acquired load samplings result for mill ball filling was 1.3%.


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    Full Text Available Las mezclas asfálticas tibias (MAT son mezclas asfálticas fabricadas a menores temperaturas (i.e., 30-50 °C que las mezclas asfálticas en caliente (MAC convencionales. Por tanto, en comparación con las MAC, las MAT ofrecen diferentes ventajas ambientales, económicas y de ingeniería. Sin embargo, aún se requiere investigación para identificar las propiedades, el desempeño y la respuesta de las MAT, dado que estas mezclas constituyen una tecnología relativamente nueva. Este artículo se centra en el análisis de la estructura interna de especímenes de MAT compactados usando el Compactador Giratorio Superpave (CGS y el Compactador Giratorio de Texas (CGTx. Este análisis fue realizado en términos de las características de los vacíos evaluadas mediante la aplicación de tomografía computarizada con Rayos-X y técnicas de análisis de imágenes. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren que la adición de aditivos tipo MAT y la correspondiente reducción de la temperatura de compactación de especímenes compactados en el CGS no generaron cambios significativos en la distribución vertical del contenido total de vacíos comparado con la distribución de la MAC de control. Sin embargo, algunas diferencias fueron reportadas en términos del tamaño de los vacíos, lo cual sugiere la existencia de discrepancias en la condición de empaquetamiento del agregado. Por lo tanto, se sugirió investigación adicional para validar completamente la equivalencia de la estructura interna de las MAT y las MAC.

  6. Evaluation of Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies and Recycled Asphalt Pavements in Truckee Meadows, Nevada (United States)

    Diaz Montecino, Cristian

    This study evaluated the properties and laboratory-performance of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) and Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) mixtures with different levels of Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) content: none for control mixtures, around 15% by dry weight of aggregates, and more than 30% by dry weight of aggregates. The rheological properties were evaluated for virgin and recovered RAP asphalt binders. The target amount of RAP in the mixtures was determined by using Blending Charts and Mortar Experiments. The mixtures are design through the guidelines established in Marshall Mix Design Method considering additional modifications for RAP and WMA from Superpave Mix Design. The mixtures are evaluated for their resistance to moisture damage by means of measuring the Dynamic Modulus |E*| after three freeze/thaw cycles and the indirect tensile strength after one and three freeze/thaw cycles. The resistance of the mixtures to permanent deformation was also evaluated by using the Asphalt Mixture Performance Tester (AMPT) to measure the flow number (FN). For this study, it was determined that the resistance to moisture damage decreases as the number of freeze/thaw cycles increases for most of the evaluated mixtures. Mixtures exhibited an increase in dynamic modulus as the RAP percentage increased. A decrease in the resistance to moisture damage was detected with the increase in RAP content for most of the mixtures. HMA mixtures exhibited a better performance in rutting than the WMA mixtures. An increase in rutting resistance was observed with the increase in RAP percentage for HMA mixtures whereas an inconsistent trend was observed for WMA mixtures. Further study is needed to validate the use of the high percentage of RAP in Washoe County.

  7. Efeitos de sistemas de colheita e de aplicação de fungicidas no desempenho da soca do arroz irrigado Effect of harvesting systems and fungicide application on the performance of irrigated ratoon rice

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    Alberto B. dos Santos


    were evaluated. In the second year, besides harvest equipments three stubble management practices (compactor roll, straw chaffer and without management and five fungicide treatments were assessed. The straw chopper was superior in increasing the grain yield and quality, in comparison with normal harvest without utilizing this equipment. The fungicide applications increased grain yield and reduced incidence of grain discoloration and consequent improvement in quality of the product. The roll compactor did not contribute to growth and yield of irrigated ratoon rice crop. The straw spreader increased yield only when the cutting height was low.

  8. Trash to Gas: Converting Space Trash into Useful Products (United States)

    Nur, Mononita


    NASA's Logistical Reduction and Repurposing (LRR) project is a collaborative effort in which NASA is determined to reduce total logistical mass through reduction, reuse and recycling of various wastes and components of long duration space missions and habitats. LRR is focusing on four distinct advanced areas of study: Advanced Clothing System, Logistics-to-Living, Heat Melt Compactor and Trash to Supply Gas (TtSG). The objective of TtSG is to develop technologies that convert material waste, human waste and food waste into high-value products. High-value products include life support oxygen and water, rocket fuels, raw material production feedstocks, and other energy sources. There are multiple pathways for converting waste to products involving single or multi-step processes. This paper discusses thermal oxidation methods of converting waste to methane. Different wastes, including food, food packaging, Maximum Absorbent Garments (MAGs), human waste simulants, and cotton washcloths have been evaluated in a thermal degradation reactor under conditions promoting pyrolysis, gasification or incineration. The goal was to evaluate the degradation processes at varying temperatures and ramp cycles and to maximize production of desirable products and minimize high molecular weight hydrocarbon (tar) production. Catalytic cracking was also evaluated to minimize tar production. The quantities of C02, CO, CH4, and H20 were measured under the different thermal degradation conditions. The conversion efficiencies of these products were used to determine the best methods for producing desired products.

  9. Trash-to-Gas: Converting Space Trash into Useful Products (United States)

    Caraccio, Anne J.; Hintze, Paul E.


    NASA's Logistical Reduction and Repurposing (LRR) project is a collaborative effort in which NASA is determined to reduce total logistical mass through reduction, reuse and recycling of various wastes and components of long duration space missions and habitats. LRR is focusing on four distinct advanced areas of study: Advanced Clothing System, Logistics-to-Living, Heat Melt Compactor and Trash to Supply Gas (TtSG). The objective of TtSG is to develop technologies that convert material waste, human waste and food waste into high-value products. High-value products include life support oxygen and water, rocket fuels, raw material production feedstocks, and other energy sources. There are multiple pathways for converting waste to products involving single or multi-step processes. This paper discusses thermal oxidation methods of converting waste to methane. Different wastes, including food, food packaging, Maximum Absorbent Garments (MAGs), human waste simulants, and cotton washcloths have been evaluated in a thermal degradation reactor under conditions promoting pyrolysis, gasification or incineration. The goal was to evaluate the degradation processes at varying temperatures and ramp cycles and to maximize production of desirable products and minimize high molecular weight hydrocarbon (tar) production. Catalytic cracking was also evaluated to minimize tar production. The quantities of CO2, CO, CH4, and H2O were measured under the different thermal degradation conditions. The conversion efficiencies of these products were used to determine the best methods for producing desired products.

  10. Development of equipment for fabricating DUPIC fuel powder

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    Kim, Ki Ho; Yang, M. S.; Park, J. J.; Lee, J. W.; Kim, J. H.; Cho, K. H.; Lee, D. Y.; Lee, Y. S.; Na, S. H


    The powder fabrication processes, as the first stage of manufacturing DUPIC (Direct Use of PWR spent fuel In CANDU) fuel, consist of the slitting of spent PWR fuel rods, REOX (Oxidation and REduction of Oxide Fuels) processing to produce the powder feedstock, the milling of the produced powder, the granulation of the milled powder, and the mixing of the granulated powder with pressing lubricants. All these processes should be conducted by remote means in a hot-cell environment where the direct human access is limited to the strictest minimum due to the high radioactivity. This report describe the development of the equipment for fabricating DUPIC fuel powder. These equipment are Slitting Machine, Oxidation and Reduction (OREOX) Furnace, Mill, Roll Compactor, and Mixer. Remote design concept was applied to all the equipment for use in the M6 hot-cell of the IMEF. Mechanical design considerations and capabilities of the equipment for remote operation and maintenance are presented. First prototypes were developed and installed in the DUPIC full scale mock-up and tested using a master-slave manipulator. Redesign and reconstruction were made on each equipment based on mock-up test results. The remote technology acquired through this research was utilized in developing other equipment for DUPIC fuel fabrication, thereby improving safety and increasing productivity. This technology could also be extended to the area of remote handling equipment development for use in hazardous environments. (author). 14 refs., 9 tabs., 21 figs.

  11. Infanticide in Malaysia: two case reports and a review of literature. (United States)

    Ong, Beng Beng; Green, Michael


    In a strict and conservative society like Malaysia, the number of cases of infanticide has continued to occur. The authors present two typical cases of infanticide in Malaysia. Case 1 concerned a body of a fully mature newborn fetus disposed in a rubbish bin. The head was traumatically amputated by the rubbish truck's compactor. The umbilical cord was still attached to the body, with no reddening around the insertion. The severed neck showed features consistent with post-mortem amputation. The significant finding was expanded crepitant lungs, which floated in water. The histology of the lungs showed expanded alveoli. It was concluded that the baby had been born alive, but no cause of death could be elicited. Case 2 concerned a decomposed mature newborn found in a scrub forest. The internal organs showed advanced putrefaction, the lungs being collapsed, congested, and hemorrhagic, typical of decomposed lungs. No conclusion could be made about the state of birth or the cause of death because of the putrefied state of the body. The two cases illustrate the typical cases and problems faced by pathologists locally and probably elsewhere in the world. Most of the bodies are found in a putrefied state. Pathologists have to ascertain not only maturity and live birth but also the cause of death, which may be very subtle or masked by putrefaction. The problems of diagnosis of live birth are discussed.

  12. Effectiveness of gutta-percha and Resilon in filling lateral root canals using thermomechanical technique

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    Mário Tanomaru-Filho

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of gutta-percha and Resilon in filling lateral root canals in cervical, middle, and apical third using a thermomechanical technique. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Root canals of artificial teeth were prepared using a standard preparation. The lateral canals were fabricated using a 0.3-mm-diameter bur at 3 parts of each root. By using Tagger's hybrid technique with a McSpadden thermomechanical compactor, the root canal was filled using the following filling materials: Dentsply gutta-percha, Endopoint gutta-percha, and Resilon cones. The root canal fillings were evaluated using digitized radiographs and the Image Tool software. The percentage of filled area of each lateral canal was determined. The data were subjected to analysis of variance (ANOVA and Tukey tests at a 5% significance level. RESULT: Resilon showed better effectiveness as a filling material. When the three thirds were compared, Resilon was more effective in the apical third than in the cervical third (p < 0.05. CONCLUSION: Resilon is an effective filling material for lateral root canals using a thermomechanical technique.

  13. Quality by design I: Application of failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) and Plackett-Burman design of experiments in the identification of "main factors" in the formulation and process design space for roller-compacted ciprofloxacin hydrochloride immediate-release tablets. (United States)

    Fahmy, Raafat; Kona, Ravikanth; Dandu, Ramesh; Xie, Walter; Claycamp, Gregg; Hoag, Stephen W


    As outlined in the ICH Q8(R2) guidance, identifying the critical quality attributes (CQA) is a crucial part of dosage form development; however, the number of possible formulation and processing factors that could influence the manufacturing of a pharmaceutical dosage form is enormous obviating formal study of all possible parameters and their interactions. Thus, the objective of this study is to examine how quality risk management can be used to prioritize the number of experiments needed to identify the CQA, while still maintaining an acceptable product risk profile. To conduct the study, immediate-release ciprofloxacin tablets manufactured via roller compaction were used as a prototype system. Granules were manufactured using an Alexanderwerk WP120 roller compactor and tablets were compressed on a Stokes B2 tablet press. In the early stages of development, prior knowledge was systematically incorporated into the risk assessment using failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA). The factors identified using FMEA were then followed by a quantitative assessed using a Plackett-Burman screening design. Results show that by using prior experience, literature data, and preformulation data the number of experiments could be reduced to an acceptable level, and the use of FMEA and screening designs such as the Plackett Burman can rationally guide the process of reducing the number experiments to a manageable level.

  14. Influence of Absorption and Insulation Properties for Phonic Treatment of Public Works Equipment

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    Ovidiu Vasile


    Full Text Available This study presents the problem of designing, manufacturing and testing of some protective systems made from composite materials which can simultaneously perform the next requirements: noise absorption for middle and high range frequencies, noise insulation for low frequencies, vibration damping in order to avoid noise transmission by structure and finally, modularity and adaptability for using to different types of public works equipment, also for other technological equipment with a high level of noise, vibration and mechanical shocks. Decreasing of sound and vibration global level inside and/or outside the public works equipment’s cabin as well as the reduction the noise pollution or the pollution due to the vibration and mechanical shocks on construction site is an actual matter, especially for the countries –last became members of EU; these countries must harmonize theirs national legislations regarding the environment pollution and the labor protection with the EU Directives. The article presents the experimental data of four composite structures with noise absorption and insulation features and three case studies of global level noise reduction inside the cabin for a vibrating compactor, a crawler excavator and a frontal loader.

  15. The Application of Modern Powder Characterisation Methods in Product and Process Development of Solid Dosage Forms. (United States)

    Freeman, Tim; Brockbank, Katrina; Armstrong, Brian


    The pharmaceutical industry still produces the vast majority of their products, from powdered ingredients, in the form of solid doses. Despite their ubiquity, powders are difficult materials to characterise and understand, as evidenced by the frequent problems encountered during manufacture. The reason for this is their complex rheological behaviour coupled with numerous environmental variations, such as humidity. Equally, the range of processes used to manipulate powders subject them to extremes of stress from high compaction loads seen in compactors to the dispersed state seen in fluidised bed dryers. Thus, it is evident that ensuring that the powders characteristics are compatible with the way they are to be processed is a clear prerequisite for today's Quality by Design driven manufacturing. Modern, computer controlled instrumental techniques, including the dynamic, bulk and shear property measurements have enabled direct measurements of a powders response to aeration, consolidation and flow rate - all at low stresses - as well as quantifying shear and bulk properties (such as density, compressibility and permeability). In order to demonstrate how fully characterising a powder can be used in the design, operation and troubleshooting of processes, this paper will present examples of common pharmaceutical unit operations and the different powder characteristics that most influence the performance of each.

  16. Conductivity and transit time estimates of a soil liner (United States)

    Krapac, I.G.; Cartwright, K.; Panno, S.V.; Hensel, B.R.; Rehfeldt, K.H.; Herzog, B.L.


    A field-scale soil linear was built to assess the feasibilty of constructing a liner to meet the saturated hydraulic conductivity requirement of the U.S. EPA (i.e., less than 1 ?? 10-7 cm/s), and to determine the breakthrough and transit times of water and tracers through the liner. The liner, 8 ?? 15 ?? 0.9 m, was constructed in 15-cm compacted lifts using a 20,037-kg pad-foot compactor and standard engineering practices. Estimated saturated hydraulic conductivities were 2.4 ?? 10-9 cm/s, based on data from large-ring infiltrometers; 4.0 ?? 10-8 cm/s from small-ring infiltrometers; and 5.0 ?? 10-8 cm/s from a water-balance analysis. These estimates were derived from 1 year of monitoring water infiltration into the linear. Breakthrough of tracers at the base of the liner was estimated to be between 2 and 13 years, depending on the method of calculation and the assumptions used in the calculation.

  17. Paper Spray Mass Spectrometry for the Forensic Analysis of Black Ballpoint Pen Inks (United States)

    Amador, Victoria Silva; Pereira, Hebert Vinicius; Sena, Marcelo Martins; Augusti, Rodinei; Piccin, Evandro


    This article describes the use of paper spray mass spectrometry (PS-MS) for the direct analysis of black ink writings made with ballpoint pens. The novel approach was developed in a forensic context by first performing the classification of commercially available ballpoint pens according to their brands. Six of the most commonly worldwide utilized brands (Bic, Paper Mate, Faber Castell, Pentel, Compactor, and Pilot) were differentiated according to their characteristic chemical patterns obtained by PS-MS. MS on the negative ion mode at a mass range of m/ z 100-1000 allowed prompt discrimination just by visual inspection. On the other hand, the concept of relative ion intensity (RII) and the analysis at other mass ranges were necessary for the differentiation using the positive ion mode. PS-MS combined with partial least squares (PLS) was utilized to monitor changes on the ink chemical composition after light exposure (artificial aging studies). The PLS model was optimized by variable selection, which allowed the identification of the most influencing ions on the degradation process. The feasibility of the method on forensic investigations was also demonstrated in three different applications: (1) analysis of overlapped fresh ink lines, (2) analysis of old inks from archived documents, and (3) detection of alterations (simulated forgeries) performed on archived documents. [Figure not available: see fulltext.

  18. Fully electric waste collection

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    Anaïs Schaeffer


    Since 15 June, Transvoirie, which provides waste collection services throughout French-speaking Switzerland, has been using a fully electric lorry for its collections on the CERN site – a first for the region!   Featuring a motor powered by electric batteries that charge up when the brakes are used, the new lorry that roams the CERN site is as green as can be. And it’s not only the motor that’s electric: its waste compactor and lifting mechanism are also electrically powered*, making it the first 100% electric waste collection vehicle in French-speaking Switzerland. Considering that a total of 15.5 tonnes of household waste and paper/cardboard are collected each week from the Meyrin and Prévessin sites, the benefits for the environment are clear. This improvement comes as part of CERN’s contract with Transvoirie, which stipulates that the firm must propose ways of becoming more environmentally friendly (at no extra cost to CERN). *The was...


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    Full Text Available The design life of porous asphalt is shorter than dense mix as a consequence of permeability loss due to clogging and poor resistance to disintegration. To mitigate problems associated with clogging, double layer porous asphalt has been constructed in the Netherlands. This paper investigated a development of a new grading design for porous asphalt by varying percentage of aggregate with maximum sizes of 20, 14 and 10mm; a theory of packing was used. The most common method used for grading design is based on empirical, which does not relate the packing behaviour of the aggregate mass. The packing theory used in this study was facilitated by a vibratory compactor. It was found that mixtures containing aggregate sizes 14 and 10mm have a good permeability and stability, when vibrated for 65 second with a frequency of 40Hz, while for aggregates containing 20mm, to achieve the requirement for Marshall stability, the gradation needs to be modified. Properties of porous asphalt based on packing theory are better from the empirical grading from Spain (P-12.

  20. A Comparative Study on Properties of Malaysian Porous Asphalt Mixes with Different Bitumen Contents

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    Mohamad Yusri Aman


    Full Text Available Inadequate bitumen content in porous pavement construction may result in incomplete coating of aggregates which a thin bitumen film can oxidize rapidly resulting in premature failure of the pavement. This and presents the effects of porous asphalt prepared with 4.0% and up to 6.0% binder content with 0.5% increments binder. Bitumen penetration grade 60/70 and crushed granite were used in preparing the porous asphalt specimen. The porous asphalt mixes were compacted by applying 50 blows on each face using a Marshall Impact compactor. The specimens were tested for air voids, indirect tensile strength and water permeability and abrasion loss. The moisture sensitivity was assessed according to the AASHTO T283 procedures. The result shows that the increasing of bitumen content has decreased the, bulk density air voids, coefficient of permeability and abrasion loss values However, the Indirect Tensile Strength (ITS has significantly increased and this is a good indication to resistance against moisture sensitivity. It can be concluded that the increasing of bitumen content in porous asphalt has increased the thickness of binder coating around the aggregates. This results reduction in air voids and water permeability, on the other hands it increases resistance to disintegration and ITS value which give better resistance to moisture sensitivity of porous specimens.

  1. A Robust, Gravity-Insensitive, High-Temperature Condenser for Water Recovery (United States)

    Chen, Weibo; Conboy, Thomas; Ewert, Michael


    Regenerative life support systems are vital for NASA's future long-duration human space exploration missions. A Heat Melt Compactor (HMC) system is being developed by NASA to dry and compress trash generated during space missions. The resulting water vapor is recovered and separated from the process gas flow by a gravity-insensitive condenser. Creare is developing a high-temperature condenser for this application. The entire condenser is constructed from metals that have excellent resistance to chemical attack from contaminants and is suitable for high-temperature operation. The metal construction and design configuration also offer greatest flexibility for potential coating and regeneration processes to reduce biofilm growth and thus enhancing the reliability of the condenser. The proposed condenser builds on the gravity-insensitive phase separator technology Creare developed for aircraft and spacecraft applications. This paper will first discuss the design requirements for the condenser in an HMC system that will be demonstrated on the International Space Station (ISS). Then, it will present the overall design of the condenser and the preliminary thermal test results of a subscale condenser. Finally, this paper will discuss the predicted performance of the full-size condenser and the development plan to mature the technology and enhance its long-term reliability for a flight system.

  2. Soudan 2 data acquisition and trigger electronics

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    Dawson, J.; Laird, R.; May, E.; Mondal, N.; Schlereth, J.; Solomey, N.; Thron, J.; Heppelmann, S.


    The 1.1 kton Soudan 2 detector is read out by 16K anode wires and 3 2K cathode strips. Preamps from each wire or strip are bussed together in groups of 8 to reduce the number of ADC channels. The resulting 6144 channels of ionization signal are flash-digitized every 150 ns and stored in RAM. The raw data hit patterns are continually compared with programmable trigger multiplicity and adjacency conditions. The data acquisition process is managed in a system of 24 parallel crates each containing an Intel 8086 microprocessors, which supervises a pipe-lined data compactors, and allows transfer of the compacted data via CAMAC to the host computer. The 8086's also manage the local trigger conditions and can perform some parallel processing of the data. Due to the scale of the system and multiplicity of identical channels, semi-custom gate array chips are used for much of the logic, utilizing 2.5 micron CMOS technology.

  3. Mission Benefits Analysis of Logistics Reduction Technologies (United States)

    Ewert, Michael K.; Broyan, James Lee, Jr.


    Future space exploration missions will need to use less logistical supplies if humans are to live for longer periods away from our home planet. Anything that can be done to reduce initial mass and volume of supplies or reuse or recycle items that have been launched will be very valuable. Reuse and recycling also reduce the trash burden and associated nuisances, such as smell, but require good systems engineering and operations integration to reap the greatest benefits. A systems analysis was conducted to quantify the mass and volume savings of four different technologies currently under development by NASA s Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Logistics Reduction and Repurposing project. Advanced clothing systems lead to savings by direct mass reduction and increased wear duration. Reuse of logistical items, such as packaging, for a second purpose allows fewer items to be launched. A device known as a heat melt compactor drastically reduces the volume of trash, recovers water and produces a stable tile that can be used instead of launching additional radiation protection. The fourth technology, called trash-to-gas, can benefit a mission by supplying fuel such as methane to the propulsion system. This systems engineering work will help improve logistics planning and overall mission architectures by determining the most effective use, and reuse, of all resources.

  4. Assessment of low temperature cracking in asphalt pavement mixes and rheological performance of asphalt binders (United States)

    Sowah-Kuma, David

    Government spends a lot of money on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of road pavements in any given year due to various distresses and eventual failure. Low temperature (thermal) cracking, one of the main types of pavement distress, contributes partly to this economic loss, and comes about as a result of accumulated tensile strains exceeding the threshold tensile strain capacity of the pavement. This pavement distress leads to a drastic reduction of the pavement's service life and performance. In this study, the severity of low temperature (thermal) cracking on road pavements selected across the Province of Ontario and its predicted time to failure was assessed using the AASTHO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) and AASHTOWARE(TM) software, with inputs such as creep compliance and tensile strength from laboratory test. Highway 400, K1, K2, Y1, Sasobit, Rediset LQ, and Rediset WMX were predicted to have a pavement in-service life above 15 years. Additionally, the rheological performance of the recovered asphalt binders was assessed using Superpave(TM) tests such as the dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and bending beam rheometer (BBR). Further tests using modified standard protocols such as the extended bending beam rheometer (eBBR) (LS-308) test method and double-edge notched tension (DENT) test (LS-299) were employed to evaluate the failure properties associated with in service performance. The various rheological tests showed K1 to be the least susceptible to low temperature cracking compared to the remaining samples whiles Highway 24 will be highly susceptible to low temperature cracking. X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis was performed on the recovered asphalt binders to determine the presence of metals such as zinc (Zn) and molybdenum (Mo) believed to originate from waste engine oil, which is often added to asphalt binders. Finally, the severity of oxidative aging (hardening) of the recovered asphalt binders was also evaluated using the

  5. 科尔沁沙漠区风积沙动力压实特性研究%Research on dynamic compaction characteristics of aeolian sand in desert region of Keerqin

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    张宏; 王智远; 刘润星


    Quality subgrade filler is scare in the construction of highway in the desert area, aeolian sand is selected as subgrade filler which is massive in the desert area, of which the mineral composition, chemical composition, pH, salt content and gradation characteristic are analyzed according to the principle of proximity. The change laws of dry density of aeolian sand and compaction characteristics are explored by using different test methods, i.e. compaction test, shaking table test, surface vibration compactor method, and controlled conditions of test. Compaction curve and vibratory compaction curve of aeolian sand show the multimodal feature of vibration compaction, vibration loose and vibration compaction again;dry density by shaking table test is superior to the density by the compaction test under the same water content ratio. Maximum dry density of aeolian sand is attainted while the water content ratio is close to saturation by shaking table test which vibration effect is best. The effect of vibration compaction by three layers filler is better than one layer filler of surface vibration compactor method. The results can provide guidance for construction.%沙漠区修筑公路,优质路基填料匮乏。依据就近原则,选用沙漠区储量丰富的风积沙作为路基填料,分析其矿物成分、化学成分、酸碱度、含盐量与级配特征。进一步探究不同试验方法(击实试验、振动台法、表面振动压实仪法)与试验控制条件下,风积沙干密度受因素控制的变化规律与压实特征。风积沙击实曲线与振动压实曲线均呈现“振实-振松-再振实”造成的“多峰”特征,振动法所得干密度一般优于对应含水率条件下击实试验所得干密度。振动台法在风积沙含水率接近饱和时振动的效果最好,风积沙的干密度最大,表面振动压实仪法3层填料的振动压实效果明显好于1层填料方式,进而可用于施工指导。

  6. Water movement through an experimental soil liner (United States)

    Krapac, I.G.; Cartwright, K.; Panno, S.V.; Hensel, B.R.; Rehfeldt, K.R.; Herzog, B.L.


    A field-scale soil liner was constructed to test whether compacted soil barriers in cover and liner systems could be built to meet the U.S. EPA saturated hydraulic conductivity requirement (???1 x 10-7 cm s-1). The 8 x 15 x 0.9m liner was constructed in 15 cm compacted lifts using a 20,037 kg pad-foot compactor and standard engineering practices. Water infiltration into the liner has been monitored for one year. Monitoring will continue until water break through at the base of the liner occurs. Estimated saturated hydraulic conductivities were 2.5 x 10-9, 4.0 x 10-8, and 5.0 x 10-8 cm s-1 based on measurements of water infiltration into the liner by large- and small-ring infiltrometers and a water balance analysis, respectively. Also investigated in this research was the variability of the liner's hydraulic properties and estimates of the transit times for water and tracers. Small variances exhibited by small-ring flux data suggested that the liner was homogeneous with respect to infiltration fluxes. The predictions of water and tracer breakthrough at the base of the liner ranged from 2.4-12.6 y, depending on the method of calculation and assumptions made. The liner appeared to be saturated to a depth between 18 and 33 cm at the end of the first year of monitoring. Transit time calculations cannot be verified yet, since breakthrough has not occurred. The work conducted so far indicates that compacted soil barriers can be constructed to meet the saturated hydraulic conductivity requirement established by the U.S. EPA.A field-scale soil liner was constructed to test whether compacted soil barriers in cover and liner systems could be built to meet the U.S. EPA saturated hydraulic conductivity requirement (??? 1 ?? 10-7 cm s-1). The 8 ?? 15 ?? 0.9 m liner was constructed in 15 cm compacted lifts using a 20.037 kg pad-foot compactor and standard engineering practices. Water infiltration into the liner has been monitored for one year. Monitoring will continue until water


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    Anna Iżewska


    Full Text Available Pomorzany Sewage Treatment Plant in Szczecin ensures the required parameters of treated sewage. However, due to higher efficiency of sewage treatment, more sludge is produced after the treatment process. In the examined sludge treatment plant, primary sludge is gravitationally thickened to the content of about 5% of dry matter, and the excessive is thickened in mechanical compactors up to 6% of dry matter. Settlements preliminary and excessive after compaction is discharged to the sludge tank where a pump is forced into two closed digesters. Each digester has the capacity of 5069 m3. At a temperature of about 37 °C a mesophilic digestion is performed. Biogas, that is produced in the chamber, is stored in two-coat tanks with the capacity of 1500 m3 each and after desulphurization with the biosulfex method (which results with obtaining elemental sulphur it is used as fuel in cogeneration units. The aim of this study was to determine amount of energy given by sewage sludge in the form of heat during the process of methane digestion (primary and excessive. These amounts were determined on the basis of chemical energy balance of sewage carried into and out of Separate Sludge Digesters and produced biogas within 24h. The study determined that the percentage value of average chemical energy amount turned into heat and discharged with produced methane in relation to chemical energy of sewage carried into the first digester in Pomorzany Treatment Plant in Szczecin was in the range of 47.86 ± 9.73% for a confidence level of 0.95. On average 80.86 ± 33.65% was emitted with methane and 19.14 ± 33.65% of energy was changed into heat.

  8. The use of coal mining wastes in building road beds; Utilizacion de los Esteriles del Carbon como Materiales para Capas de Firmes

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    This project was aimed at carrying out a study in order to determine the nature and characteristics of coal mining wastes for its possible use in building road beds and to establish the acceptance, implementation and quality control criteria, which can be included in the Spanish General Technical Standard of Road and Bridges Works (PG-3). With that aim, six types of coal mining wastes were selected out of an inventory and several tests were conducted and following the results, the most appropriate coal mining wastes, the acceptance limits and the quality control tests to be applied to the materials obtained from coal mining wastes to road beds were established. A grinding and classification plant was designed in order to obtain the necessary granular materials for conducting real scale compaction tests in road stages. Several types of coal mining wastes were tested: red, black, treated (in the above mentioned plant) untreated, with different bed thickness and runs in the compactors. Likewise, laboratory tests were carried out on black and red coal mining wastes by adding binder materials. The results proved that coal mining wastes can be used as granular material for building different road beds, such as bound with cement, gravel-emulsion or on their own. As a result of this study 53,000 tons of black coal mining wastes mixed with 6% of cement as binder were used for building a 5 km stage of the Highway Oviedo-Mieres, as well as 16,000 tons of red coal mining wastes in the Ujo-Caborana road, which is still being used in the works carried out a present. (Author)

  9. Logistics Reduction and Repurposing Technology for Long Duration Space Missions (United States)

    Broyan, James L.; Chu, Andrew; Ewert, Michael K.


    One of NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) projects is the Logistics Reduction and Repurposing (LRR) project, which has the goal of reducing logistics resupply items through direct and indirect means. Various technologies under development in the project will reduce the launch mass of consumables and their packaging, enable reuse and repurposing of items and make logistics tracking more efficient. Repurposing also reduces the trash burden onboard spacecraft and indirectly reduces launch mass by replacing some items on the manifest. Examples include reuse of trash as radiation shielding or propellant. This paper provides the status of the LRR technologies in their third year of development under AES. Advanced clothing systems (ACS) are being developed to enable clothing to be worn longer, directly reducing launch mass. ACS has completed a ground exercise clothing study in preparation for an International Space Station (ISS) technology demonstration in 2014. Development of launch packaging containers and other items that can be repurposed on-orbit as part of habitation outfitting has resulted in a logistics-to-living (L2L) concept. L2L has fabricated and evaluated several multi-purpose cargo transfer bags (MCTBs) for potential reuse on orbit. Autonomous logistics management (ALM) is using radio frequency identification (RFID) to track items and thus reduce crew requirements for logistics functions. An RFID dense reader prototype is under construction and plans for integrated testing are being made. Development of a heat melt compactor (HMC) second generation unit for processing trash into compact and stable tiles is nearing completion. The HMC prototype compaction chamber has been completed and system development testing is underway. Research has been conducted on the conversion of trash-to-gas (TtG) for high levels of volume reduction and for use in propulsion systems. A steam reformation system was selected for further system definition of the TtG technology


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    Full Text Available The garbage transportation in Bangli City is currently done using a direct individual pattern (door to door. The vehicles used are dump trucks which are not covered, so they pollute the areas they pass by. Most of the vehicles are in bad condition. This study was aimed at identifying the transportation routes, the number of vehicles needed, the temporary place of garbage disposal ‘Tempat Pembuangan Sementara’ (TPS, and the rate of garbage retribution. The research method included the sample of garbage from the place of residence and the place of non residence based on SNI-19-3964-1994 used as a reference. This model used five compactor trucks for carrying garbage from 283 container bins with capacity of 0.36 m3, and one armroll truck for carrying the market garbage from four loudhaul with capacity of 6 m3 per day. The amount of retribution is analyzed based on the calculation of investment feasibility for 10 years time at 18% MARR interest rate, with an assumption that there was subsidy from the government. It was found that the value of NPV (Net Present Value was Rp. 35.673.540,99, the value of BCR (Benefit of Cost Ratio was 1.021 and the value of IRR (Internal Rate of Return was 19.11%. The monthly rates of retribution were Rp. 2,000.00/family, Rp. 20,000.00/school unit, Rp. 25,000.00/office unit, Rp. 8,000.00/shop unit, Rp. 20.000.00/restaurant unit, Rp. 2,000.00/hotel/accommodation unit, and Rp. 6,000.00/market trader.

  11. Effect of roll compaction on granule size distribution of microcrystalline cellulose-mannitol mixtures: computational intelligence modeling and parametric analysis. (United States)

    Kazemi, Pezhman; Khalid, Mohammad Hassan; Pérez Gago, Ana; Kleinebudde, Peter; Jachowicz, Renata; Szlęk, Jakub; Mendyk, Aleksander


    Dry granulation using roll compaction is a typical unit operation for producing solid dosage forms in the pharmaceutical industry. Dry granulation is commonly used if the powder mixture is sensitive to heat and moisture and has poor flow properties. The output of roll compaction is compacted ribbons that exhibit different properties based on the adjusted process parameters. These ribbons are then milled into granules and finally compressed into tablets. The properties of the ribbons directly affect the granule size distribution (GSD) and the quality of final products; thus, it is imperative to study the effect of roll compaction process parameters on GSD. The understanding of how the roll compactor process parameters and material properties interact with each other will allow accurate control of the process, leading to the implementation of quality by design practices. Computational intelligence (CI) methods have a great potential for being used within the scope of quality by design approach. The main objective of this study was to show how the computational intelligence techniques can be useful to predict the GSD by using different process conditions of roll compaction and material properties. Different techniques such as multiple linear regression, artificial neural networks, random forest, Cubist and k-nearest neighbors algorithm assisted by sevenfold cross-validation were used to present generalized models for the prediction of GSD based on roll compaction process setting and material properties. The normalized root-mean-squared error and the coefficient of determination (R(2)) were used for model assessment. The best fit was obtained by Cubist model (normalized root-mean-squared error =3.22%, R(2)=0.95). Based on the results, it was confirmed that the material properties (true density) followed by compaction force have the most significant effect on GSD.

  12. Microlith-Based Catalytic Reactor for Air Quality and Trace Contaminant Control Applications (United States)

    Vilekar, Saurabh; Hawley, Kyle; Junaedi, Christian; Crowder, Bruce; Prada, Julian; Mastanduno, Richard; Perry, Jay L.; Kayatin, Matthew J.


    Traditionally, gaseous compounds such as methane, carbon monoxide, and trace contaminants have posed challenges for maintaining clean air in enclosed spaces such as crewed spacecraft cabins as they are hazardous to humans and are often difficult to remove by conventional adsorption technology. Catalytic oxidizers have provided a reliable and robust means of disposing of even trace levels of these compounds by converting them into carbon dioxide and water. Precision Combustion, Inc. (PCI) and NASA - Marshall (MSFC) have been developing, characterizing, and optimizing high temperature catalytic oxidizers (HTCO) based on PCI's patented Microlith® technology to meet the requirements of future extended human spaceflight explorations. Current efforts have focused on integrating the HTCO unit with a compact, simple recuperative heat exchanger to reduce the overall system size and weight while also reducing its energy requirements. Previous efforts relied on external heat exchangers to recover the waste heat and recycle it to the oxidizer to minimize the system's power requirements; however, these units contribute weight and volume burdens to the overall system. They also result in excess heat loss due to the separation of the HTCO and the heat recuperator, resulting in lower overall efficiency. Improvements in the recuperative efficiency and close coupling of HTCO and heat recuperator lead to reductions in system energy requirements and startup time. Results from testing HTCO units integrated with heat recuperators at a variety of scales for cabin air quality control and heat melt compactor applications are reported and their benefits over previous iterations of the HTCO and heat recuperator assembly are quantified in this paper.

  13. Processing of whole-wood to fuel and raw material; Kokopuun kaesittely polttoaineeksi ja raaka-aineeksi

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    Aho, V.J. [VTT Energy, Jyvaeskylae (Finland). Biofuels


    The forest industry`s need of wood has increased remarkably during this decade, and will probably continue to increase also during the next few years due to the realisation of the extension investments of the production. Mechanising of whole-tree and tree- section harvesting, development of the lorry transportation of whole-trees and tree-sections, and the improvement of the yield and the quality of pulp-chip fraction produced using integrated harvesting methods are important development targets for the production methods research. The objective of this project is to develop research equipment, by which it is possible to study the unit processes of wood processing, and to develop new wood processing concepts, by which whole-trees could be used for fuel and forest industrial raw material purposes optimally, by combining the unit processes. The research equipment will be of full scale so that it will enable the processing of whole-trees, whole-tree bundles, felling residues and stem-wood fragments. The research equipment consists of versatile measuring and data collection equipment, enabling the processing and analysis of research data. A compactor has been developed in the project, and the development of debarking and feeding units has been started. Additionally, a crushing equipment serving the needs of the research projects of VTT Energy`s research programme `Solid fuel processing technology` has been constructed in the project. The data collection system and the high- speed camera have been acquired to VTT Energy to be used for the measuring equipment

  14. Logistics Reduction and Repurposing Technology for Long Duration Space Missions (United States)

    Broyan, James Lee, Jr.; Chu, Andrew; Ewert, Michael K.


    One of NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) projects is the Logistics Reduction and Repurposing (LRR) project, which has the goal of reducing logistics resupply items through direct and indirect means. Various technologies under development in the project will reduce the launch mass of consumables and their packaging, enable reuse and repurposing of items, and make logistics tracking more efficient. Repurposing also reduces the trash burden onboard spacecraft and indirectly reduces launch mass by one manifest item having two purposes rather than two manifest items each having only one purpose. This paper provides the status of each of the LRR technologies in their third year of development under AES. Advanced clothing systems (ACSs) are being developed to enable clothing to be worn longer, directly reducing launch mass. ACS has completed a ground exercise clothing study in preparation for an International Space Station technology demonstration in 2014. Development of launch packaging containers and other items that can be repurposed on-orbit as part of habitation outfitting has resulted in a logistics-to-living (L2L) concept. L2L has fabricated and evaluated several multi-purpose cargo transfer bags for potential reuse on-orbit. Autonomous logistics management is using radio frequency identification (RFID) to track items and thus reduce crew time for logistics functions. An RFID dense reader prototype is under construction and plans for integrated testing are being made. A heat melt compactor (HMC) second generation unit for processing trash into compact and stable tiles is nearing completion. The HMC prototype compaction chamber has been completed and system development testing is under way. Research has been conducted on the conversion of trash-to-gas (TtG) for high levels of volume reduction and for use in propulsion systems. A steam reformation system was selected for further system definition of the TtG technology.

  15. Elaboration d'une structure de collecte des matieres residuelles selon la Theorie Constructale (United States)

    Al-Maalouf, George

    Currently, more than 80% of the waste management costs are attributed to the waste collection phase. In order to reduce these costs, one current solution resides in the implementation of waste transfer stations. In these stations, at least 3 collection vehicles transfer their load into a larger hauling truck. This cost reduction is based on the principle of economy of scale applied to the transportation sector. This solution improves the efficiency of the system; nevertheless, it does not optimize it. Recent studies show that the compactor trucks used in the collection phase generate significant economic losses mainly due to the frequent stops and the transportation to transfer stations often far from the collection area. This study suggests the restructuring of the waste collection process by dividing it into two phases: the collection phase, and the transportation to the transfer station phase. To achieve this, a deterministic theory called: "the Constructal Theory" (CT) is used. The results show that starting a certain density threshold, the application of the CT minimizes energy losses in the system. In fact, the collection is optimal if it is done using a combination of low capacity vehicle to collect door to door and transfer their charge into high-capacity trucks. These trucks will then transport their load to the transfer station. To minimize the costs of labor, this study proposes the use of Cybernetic Transport System (CTS) as an automated collection vehicle to collect small amounts of waste. Finally, the optimization method proposed is part of a decentralized approach to the collection and treatment of waste. This allows the implementation of multi-process waste treatment facilities on a territory scale. Keywords: Waste collection, Constructal Theory, Cybernetic Transportation Systems.

  16. Revolutionary advances in medical waste management. The Sanitec system. (United States)

    Edlich, Richard F; Borel, Lise; Jensen, H Gordon; Winters, Kathryne L; Long, William B; Gubler, K Dean; Buschbacher, Ralph M; Becker, Daniel G; Chang, Dillon E; Korngold, Jonathan; Chitwood, W Randolph; Lin, Kant Y; Nichter, Larry S; Berenson, Susan; Britt, L D; Tafel, John A


    It is the purpose of this collective review to provide a detailed outline of a revolutionary medical waste disposal system that should be used in all medical centers in the world to prevent pollution of our planet from medical waste. The Sanitec medical waste disposal system consists of the following seven components: (1) an all-weather steel enclosure of the waste management system, allowing it to be used inside or outside of the hospital center; (2) an automatic mechanical lift-and-load system that protects the workers from devastating back injuries; (3) a sophisticated shredding system designed for medical waste; (4) a series of air filters including the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter; (5) microwave disinfection of the medical waste material; (6) a waste compactor or dumpster; and (7) an onboard microprocessor. It must be emphasized that this waste management system can be used either inside or outside the hospital. From start to finish, the Sanitec Microwave Disinfection system is designed to provide process and engineering controls that assure complete disinfection and destruction, while minimizing the operator's exposure to risk. There are numerous technologic benefits to the Sanitec systems, including environmental, operational, physical, and disinfection efficiency as well as waste residue disinfection. Wastes treated through the Sanitec system are thoroughly disinfected, unrecognizable, and reduced in volume by approximately 80% (saving valuable landfill space and reducing hauling requirements and costs). They are acceptable in any municipal solid waste program. Sanitec's Zero Pollution Advantage is augmented by a complete range of services, including installation, startup, testing, training, maintenance, and repair, over the life of this system. The Sanitec waste management system has essentially been designed to provide the best overall solution to the customer, when that customer actually looks at the total cost of dealing with the

  17. Roller compaction process development and scale up using Johanson model calibrated with instrumented roll data. (United States)

    Nesarikar, Vishwas V; Patel, Chandrakant; Early, William; Vatsaraj, Nipa; Sprockel, Omar; Jerzweski, Robert


    Roller compaction is a dry granulation process used to convert powder blends into free flowing agglomerates. During scale up or transfer of roller compaction process, it is critical to maintain comparable ribbon densities at each scale in order to achieve similar tensile strengths and subsequently similar particle size distribution of milled material. Similar ribbon densities can be reached by maintaining analogous normal stress applied by the rolls on ribbon for a given gap between rolls. Johanson (1965) developed a model to predict normal stress based on material properties and roll diameter. However, the practical application of Johanson model to estimate normal stress on the ribbon is limited due to its requirement of accurate estimate of nip pressure i.e. pressure at the nip angle. Another weakness of Johanson model is the assumption of a fixed angle of wall friction that leads to use of a fixed nip angle in the model. To overcome the above mentioned limitations, we developed a novel approach using roll force equations based on a modified Johanson model in which the requirement of pressure value at nip angle was eliminated. An instrumented roll on WP120 roller compactor was used to collect normal stress data measured at three locations across the width of a roll (P1, P2, P3), as well as gap and nip angle data on ribbon for placebo and various active blends along with corresponding process parameters. The nip angles were estimated directly using experimental pressure profile data of each run. The roll force equation of Johanson model was validated using normal stress, gap, and nip angle data of the placebo runs. The calculated roll force values compared well with those determined from the roll force equation provided for the Alexanderwerk(®) WP120 roller compactor. Subsequently, the calculation was reversed to estimate normal stress and corresponding ribbon densities as a function of gap and RFU (roll force per unit roll width). A placebo model was developed

  18. Improving the content uniformity of a low-dose tablet formulation through roller compaction optimization. (United States)

    am Ende, Mary T; Moses, Sara K; Carella, Anthony J; Gadkari, Rashmi A; Graul, Timothy W; Otano, Angel L; Timpano, Robert J


    In this investigation, the potency distribution of a low-dose drug in a granulation was optimized through a two-part study using statistically designed experiments. The purpose of this investigation was to minimize the segregation potential by improving content uniformity across the granule particle size distribution, thereby improving content uniformity in the tablet. Initial operating parameters on the Gerteis 3-W-Polygran 250/100/3 Roller Compactor resulted in a U-shaped potency function (potency vs. granule particle size) with superpotent fines and large granules. The roller compaction optimization study was carried out in two parts. Study I used a full factorial design with roll force (RF) and average gap width (GW) as independent variables and Study II used a D-optimal response surface design with four factors: RF, GW, granulating sieve size (SS), and granulator speed (GS). The planned response variables for Study I were bypass weight % and potency of bypass. Response variables for Study II included mean granulation potency with % relative standard deviation (% RSD), granulation particle size, sieve cut potency % RSD, tablet potency with % RSD, compression force at 7 kP crushing strength, and friability of 7-kP tablets. A constraint on GW was determined in Study I by statistical analysis. Bypass and observations of ribbon splitting were minimized when GW was less than 2.6 mm. In Study II, granulation potency, granulation uniformity, and sieve cut uniformity were optimized when the SS was 0.8 mm. Higher RF during dry granulation produced better sieve cut uniformity and tablets with improved uniformity throughout the run, as measured by stratified tablet samples taken during compression and assayed for potency. The recommended optimum roller compaction and milling operating parameters that simultaneously met all constraints were RF = 9 kN, GW = 2.3 mm, SS = 0.8 mm, and GS = 50 rpm. These parameters became the operating parameter set points during a model

  19. Emergence of corn according to the sowing depth of the seed and loads on press wheels Emergência do milho conforme profundidade de deposição de sementes e carga aplicada nas rodas compactadoras

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    Pedro H. Weirich Neto


    Full Text Available The seeding process was the operation that suffered the most changes in no-tillage system due the cover crop soil and new particle soil arrangement. The objective of this study was to verify the effects of loads applied to the wheels and adjustments of sowing depth on seedling emergence of corn in no-tillage system. The experimental design was completely randomized with a factorial arrangement 5x4, with five loads applied to the wheels and four theoretical sowing depth adjustments. The real sowing depth increased in the lower theoretical depth and decreased in the higher theoretical depth, due to the compaction loads. Regarding the time of emergence, loads applied had not influence at the greater depths. Emergence time decreased with the load increase in the lower depths. Thus, the adjustment of the compactor wheels can influence in the corn seeding process.Devido à presença da cobertura vegetal e ao novo arranjo das partículas do solo no sistema de plantio direto (SPD, o processo de semeadura foi a operação que sofreu as maiores transformações. Sendo assim, objetivou-se verificar o efeito de cargas aplicadas nas rodas compactadoras e de regulagens da profundidade na semeadura de milho em SPD. O delineamento utilizado foi o inteiramente aleatorizado, com arranjo fatorial 5x4, com cinco cargas aplicadas nas rodas compactadoras e quatro regulagens de profundidades teóricas de deposição de sementes. A profundidade real de deposição de sementes aumentou na menor profundidade teórica e diminuiu na maior profundidade teórica, conforme aumento das cargas de compactação. Quanto ao tempo de emergência, nas maiores profundidades teóricas, não houve influência da carga aplicada. Para as menores profundidades, o tempo de emergência diminui com o aumento da carga. Assim, a regulagem das rodas compactadoras pode influenciar no processo de semeadura do milho.

  20. Instrumented roll technology for the design space development of roller compaction process. (United States)

    Nesarikar, Vishwas V; Vatsaraj, Nipa; Patel, Chandrakant; Early, William; Pandey, Preetanshu; Sprockel, Omar; Gao, Zhihui; Jerzewski, Robert; Miller, Ronald; Levin, Michael


    Instrumented roll technology on Alexanderwerk WP120 roller compactor was developed and utilized successfully for the measurement of normal stress on ribbon during the process. The effects of process parameters such as roll speed (4-12 rpm), feed screw speed (19-53 rpm), and hydraulic roll pressure (40-70 bar) on normal stress and ribbon density were studied using placebo and active pre-blends. The placebo blend consisted of 1:1 ratio of microcrystalline cellulose PH102 and anhydrous lactose with sodium croscarmellose, colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate. The active pre-blends were prepared using various combinations of one active ingredient (3-17%, w/w) and lubricant (0.1-0.9%, w/w) levels with remaining excipients same as placebo. Three force transducers (load cells) were installed linearly along the width of the roll, equidistant from each other with one transducer located in the center. Normal stress values recorded by side sensors and were lower than normal stress values recorded by middle sensor and showed greater variability than middle sensor. Normal stress was found to be directly proportional to hydraulic pressure and inversely to screw to roll speed ratio. For active pre-blends, normal stress was also a function of compressibility. For placebo pre-blends, ribbon density increased as normal stress increased. For active pre-blends, in addition to normal stress, ribbon density was also a function of gap. Models developed using placebo were found to predict ribbon densities of active blends with good accuracy and the prediction error decreased as the drug concentration of active blend decreased. Effective angle of internal friction and compressibility properties of active pre blend may be used as key indicators for predicting ribbon densities of active blend using placebo ribbon density model. Feasibility of on-line prediction of ribbon density during roller compaction was demonstrated using porosity-pressure data of pre-blend and normal stress

  1. Microbial Characterization of Solid-Wastes Treated with Heat Melt Compaction Technology (United States)

    Strayer, Richard F.; Hummerick, Mary E.; Richards, Jeffrey T.; McCoy, LaShelle E.; Roberts, Michael S.; Wheeler, Raymond M.


    The research purpose of the project was to determine the fate of microorganisms in space-generated solid wastes after processing by a Heat Melt Compactor (HMC), which is a candidate solid waste treatment technology. Five HMC product disks were generated at Ames Research Center (ARC), Waste Management Systems element. The feed for two was simulated space-generated trash and feed for three was Volume F compartment wet waste returned on STS 130. Conventional microbiological methods were used to detect and enumerate microorganisms in HMC disks and in surface swab samples of HMC hardware before and after operation. Also, biological indicator test strips were added to the STS trash prior to compaction to test if HMC processing conditions, 150 C for approx 3 hr and dehydration, were sufficient to eliminate the test bacteria on the strips. During sample acquisition at KSC, the HMC disk surfaces were sanitized with 70% alcohol to prevent contamination of disk interiors. Results from microbiological assays indicated that numbers of microbes were greatly reduced but not eliminated by the 70% alcohol. Ten 1.25 cm diameter cores were aseptically cut from each disk to sample the disk interior. The core material was run through the microbial characterization analyses after dispersal in sterile diluent. Low counts of viable bacteria (5 to 50 per core) were found but total direct counts were 6 to 8 orders of magnitude greater. These results indicate that the HMC operating conditions might not be sufficient for complete waste sterilization, but the vast majority of microbes present in the wastes were dead or non-cultivable after HMC treatment. The results obtained from analyses of the commercial spore test strips that had been added fo the wastes prior to HMC operation further indicated that the HMC was sterilizing the wastes. Nearly all strips were recovered from the HMC disks and all of these were negative for spore growth when run through the manufacturer's protocol. The 10(exp 6

  2. Estudo dos efeitos auditivos e extra-auditivos da exposição ocupacional a ruído e vibração Auditory and extra-auditory effects of occupational exposure to noise and vibration

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    Márcia Fernandes


    Full Text Available Objetivo: Este estudo teve como objetivo investigar as queixas de saúde e achados audiológicos de dois grupos de trabalhadores. Forma de estudo: Clínico prospectivo randomizado. Material e método: Grupo 1- exposto a níveis de pressão sonora elevados e vibração transmitida por meio das mãos-braços nos trabalhadores que operam motorroçadeiras, e Grupo 2- exposto a níveis elevados de pressão sonora e vibração transmitida por meio do corpo inteiro nos trabalhadores que operam equipamentos pesados como pá-carregadeira, moto niveladora, retro-escavadeira e rolo compressor. Os 73 participantes passaram por entrevista, inspeção do meato acústico externo e audiometria tonal. Resultado: Em relação aos problemas de saúde, o grupo 2, exposto a vibração de corpo inteiro, é o que apresenta um maior número de queixas. Os trabalhadores do Grupo 1, sem exceção, fazem uso do protetor auditivo e apenas 4 (11% referem zumbido. No Grupo 2 nem todos os trabalhadores usam o protetor auditivo e 6 (17% referem apresentar zumbido. Entretanto, a porcentagem de audiogramas alterados é mais elevada no grupo 1, expostos a vibração transmitida por meio das mãos-braços. Conclusão: Este estudo revelou uma série de deficiências no acompanhamento de saúde dessas populações e demonstrou a necessidade da implantação de programas preventivos tanto no que se refere à exposição a níveis de pressão sonora elevados quanto à vibração.Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the health complaints and the audiological findings of 2 groups of workers. Study design: Clinical prospective randomized. Material and method: Group 1 was exposed to high sound pressure levels and vibration transmitted by hands and arms through the use of power brush cutter/string trimmers. Group 2 was exposed to high sound pressure levels and whole-body vibration transmitted by heavy machinery such as vibrating compactor rollers, skid-steer loaders, backhoes and

  3. Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Logistics Reduction and Repurposing Project: Advanced Clothing Ground Study Final Report (United States)

    Byrne, Vicky; Orndoff, Evelyne; Poritz, Darwin; Schlesinger, Thilini


    All human space missions require significant logistical mass and volume that will become an excessive burden for long duration missions beyond low Earth orbit. The goal of the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Logistics Reduction & Repurposing (LRR) project is to bring new ideas and technologies that will enable human presence in farther regions of space. The LRR project has five tasks: 1) Advanced Clothing System (ACS) to reduce clothing mass and volume, 2) Logistics to Living (L2L) to repurpose existing cargo, 3) Heat Melt Compactor (HMC) to reprocess materials in space, 4) Trash to Gas (TTG) to extract useful gases from trash, and 5) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) to integrate these logistical components. The current International Space Station (ISS) crew wardrobe has already evolved not only to reduce some of the logistical burden but also to address crew preference. The ACS task is to find ways to further reduce this logistical burden while examining human response to different types of clothes. The ACS task has been broken into a series of studies on length of wear of various garments: 1) three small studies conducted through other NASA projects (MMSEV, DSH, HI-SEAS) focusing on length of wear of garments treated with an antimicrobial finish; 2) a ground study, which is the subject of this report, addressing both length of wear and subject perception of various types of garments worn during aerobic exercise; and 3) an ISS study replicating the ground study, and including every day clothing to collect information on perception in reduced gravity in which humans experience physiological changes. The goal of the ground study is first to measure how long people can wear the same exercise garment, depending on the type of fabric and the presence of antimicrobial treatment, and second to learn why. Human factors considerations included in the study consist of the Institutional Review Board approval, test protocol and participants' training, and a web

  4. Characterization of cementitiously stabilized subgrades for mechanistic-empirical pavement design (United States)

    Solanki, Pranshoo

    ettringite, responsible for sulfate-induced heaving, is also discussed. For Level 2 design of pavements, a total of four stress-based statistical models and two feed-forward-type artificial neural network (ANN) models, are evaluated for predicting resilient modulus of 28-day cured stabilized specimens. Specifically, one semi-log stress-based, three log-log stress-based, one Multi-Layer Perceptrons Network (MLPN), and one Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) are developed. Overall, semi-log stress-based and MLPN neural network are found to show best acceptable performance for the present evaluation and validation datasets. Further, correlations are presented for stress-based models to correlate Mr with compacted specimen characteristics and soil/additive properties. Additionally, the effect of type of additive on indirect tensile and fatigue characteristics of selected stabilized P- and V-soil is evaluated. This study is based on the fact that stabilized layer is subjected to tensile stresses under wheel loading. Thus, the resilient modulus in tension (M rt), fatigue life and strength in tension (sigmat) or flexure (represented by modulus of rupture, MOR) becomes another important design parameter within the mechanistic framework. Cylindrical specimens are prepared, cured for 28 days and subjected to different stress sequences in indirect tension to study the Mrt. On the other hand, stabilized beam specimens are compacted using a Linear Kneading Compactor and subjected to repeated cycles of reloading-unloading after 28 days of curing in a four-point beam fatigue apparatus for evaluating fatigue life and flexural stiffness. It is found that all three additives improved the Mrt, sigmat and MOR values; however, degree of improvement varied with the type of additive and soil. This study encompasses the differences in the design of semi-rigid pavements developed using AASHTO 1993 and AASHTO 2002 MEPDG methodologies. Further, the design curves for fatigue performance prediction of