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  1. Efeitos do resfriamento e aquecimento articular no desempenho funcional do ombro

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    Dayane de Oliveira Estevam

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Um dos recursos mais utilizados na reabilitação de lesões musculoesqueléticas é a termoterapia por subtração de calor (crioterapia, enquanto a termoterapia por adição de calor é considerada o procedimento mais antigo de reabilitação física. Entretanto, há poucas evidências que tenham investigado os efeitos desses recursos sobre o desempenho de membros superiores. OBJETIVO: Comparar o efeito do resfriamento e do aquecimento articular sobre o desempenho funcional do membro superior. MÉTODOS: Trinta e quatro voluntários (22,23 ± 2,17 anos; 22,39 ± 2,53 kg/m2, de ambos os sexos, foram divididos aleatoriamente em um dos três grupos: 1 grupo crioterapia GCR (n=10: submetidos ao resfriamento articular por compressas frias; 2 grupo termoterapia - GTE (n=10: submetidos ao aquecimento articular por ondas curtas e 3 grupo controle - GCO (n=14, não submetidos a qualquer intervenção. Os voluntários foram avaliados, pré e pós-intervenção, quanto ao desempenho funcional de membros superiores por meio dos testes de estabilidade da extremidade superior em cadeia cinética fechada (TEESCCF e das condições de equilíbrio em apoio bimanual sobre o baropodômetro. Ainda, os voluntários foram avaliados quanto ao desempenho funcional virtual por meio do jogo Mario Kart (Nintendo Wii (r . RESULTADOS: Houve melhora significativa nos valores pós-intervenção no TEESCCF para o GCR (p0,05. Entretanto, na condição de olhos fechados, houve piora de desempenho para GTE (p=0,04 e melhora de desempenho para o GCO (p=0,02. Não houve alteração significativa no desempenho funcional virtual para os três grupos (p>0,05. CONCLUSÃO: Embora não tenha favorecido o desempenho funcional em todos os testes reais e virtuais utilizados, o resfriamento articular foi mais efetivo que o aquecimento articular para manter o desempenho muscular do membro superior, especialmente nas condições de equilíbrio sobre membros superiores na condi

  2. Exercício aeróbio e fortalecimento muscular melhoram o desempenho funcional na doença de Parkinson

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    Fátima Rodrigues-de-Paula

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Indivíduos com doença de Parkinson (DP apresentam déficits motores na marcha, postura e equilíbrio e tendem a apresentar redução mais acentuada do nível de atividade física do que indivíduos assintomáticos da mesma idade. O declínio físico pode estar associado à perda de força muscular, da capacidade física e piora do desempenho funcional na DP. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos de um programa de fortalecimento e condicionamento aeróbio no desempenho funcional e na capacidade física de indivíduos com DP. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Dezessete indivíduos, com média de idade de 60,35 ± 9,94 anos e estágios I a III da Hoehn e Yahr, participaram de um programa de exercícios três vezes por semana durante 12 semanas. Avaliou-se a força muscular por meio do dinamômetro manual, o desempenho funcional por meio da Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS, avaliou-se também a velocidade da marcha e habilidade em usar escadas e a capacidade física por meio do perfil de atividade humana (PAH. Utilizou-se a estatística descritiva, testes t e ANOVA para medidas repetidas para a análise. RESULTADOS E DISCUSSÃO: Os dorsoflexores bilaterais foram o único grupo muscular a apresentar maior torque após a intervenção (F = 7,93; p = 0,008. Houve ganho nas medidas de desempenho funcional: velocidade da marcha (p = 0,028, velocidade para subir (p = 0,001 e descer (p = 0,002 escadas, no escore total da UPDRS (p = 0,007 e do PAH (p < 0,0001. CONSIDERAÇÕES FINAIS: O uso combinado de condicionamento aeróbio e fortalecimento muscular resultou em melhoras no desempenho funcional e na capacidade física de indivíduos com DP leve a moderada.

  3. Desempenho funcional de crianças com mielomeningocele Functional performance of children with myelomeningocele

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    Luanda André Collange

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho visou analisar o impacto dos níveis de lesão, deambulação e alterações neurológicas associadas ao quadro clínico da mielomeningocele sobre o desempenho funcional de seus portadores. Neste estudo transversal prospectivo foram examinadas 40 crianças com mielomeningocele, avaliando-se nível de lesão, deambulação, malformação de Arnold-Chiari, hidrocefalia, hidromielia, medula ancorada e incontinência esfincteriana. O desempenho funcional foi avaliado pelo Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI, para um registro quantitativo da capacidade funcional e autonomia nas atividades cotidianas, nas áreas de autocuidado, mobilidade e função social. Os dados coletados foram analisados estatisticamente, estabelecendo-se o nível de significância em pThis study aimed at analysing the impact of level of lesion, locomotion, and neurological changes associated to meningomyelocele clinical framework concerning functional performance. For this prospective cross-sectional study 40 children with meningomyelocele were assessed as to level of lesion, ambulatory ability, Arnold-Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, hydromyelia, tethered cord, and sphincter incontinence. Functional performance was evaluated by the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI which quantitatively assesses functional performance and independence in daily activities in the areas of self-care, mobility, and social functioning. Collected data were statistically analysed and the significance level set at p<0.05. Lesion levels and ambulatory ability had a significant (p<0.01 impact on scores of all three PEDI areas. Limitation degree was found to be directly proportional to level of lesion. Functional performance was more severely affected in self-care and mobility activities, and the best functional scores being obtained in social functioning. In patients with thoracic lesion level, symptomatic hydromyelia proved to be a significant factor for

  4. Análise da correlação entre pico de torque, desempenho funcional e frouxidão ligamentar em indivíduos normais e com reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior Functional performance and knee laxity in normal individuals and in individuals submitted to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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    Rodrigo Antunes de Vasconcelos

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a correlação entre os déficits musculares dos extensores e flexores do joelho através do pico de torque isocinético com os testes de salto monopodal, frouxidão ligamentar pós-operatória e questionário de função em indivíduos normais e indivíduos submetidos à reconstrução do LCA com enxerto autólogo do tendão patelar e dos tendões flexores. MÉTODOS: Foram recrutados 60 indivíduos, formando três grupos: 20 indivíduos sem lesões no joelho (grupo GC e dois grupos de 20 indivíduos submetidos à reconstrução do LCA com tendão patelar (grupo GTP ou tendões flexores (grupo GTF. RESULTADOS: Os resultados demonstraram correlação significativa entre déficits no pico de torque e testes funcionais no torque extensor nos grupos GTF e GC. Não foram observadas correlações significativas entre frouxidão ligamentar pós-operatória e questionário de Lysholm com os testes de salto e déficits no pico de torque. Em relação à diferença entre os grupos, foi observado que o grupo GTP demonstrou maior déficit do torque extensor, menor pontuação no questionário de Lysholm e maior percentagem dos indivíduos com índice de simetria entre membros (ISM OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation between deficits in the isokinetic peak torque of the knee extensors and flexors with hop tests, postoperative knee laxity and functional scores in normal and ACL- reconstructed subjects with patellar tendon and hamstring tendon autografts. METHODS: Sixty male subjects were enrolled and subdivided into three groups: Twenty subjects without knee injuries (GC group and two groups of 20 subjects submitted to ACL reconstruction with patellar tendon (GTP group and hamstrings autograft (GTF group. RESULTS: The results showed significant correlation between knee extensors peak torque and performance in the hop tests for GTF and GC groups. There are no significantly correlations between post op knee laxity

  5. Avaliação do desempenho físico e funcional respiratório em obesos

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    Kadma Karênina Damasceno Soares

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O desempenho físico tem se tornado importante objeto de estudo em obesos para a avaliação pré-operatória de cirurgia bariátrica. Contudo, ainda há escassez de estudos, especialmente, no que se refere aos testes de campo ou de capacidade funcional. OBJETIVO: comparar os resultados do Teste de Caminhada de seis Minutos (TC6' com os do Shuttle Walk Test (SWT em mulheres obesas, juntamente com as respostas do questionário HAQ-20. METODOLOGIA: avaliaram-se 13 mulheres, com idade média de 44 ± 11 anos e com Índice de Massa Corpórea (IMC 43 ± 5 kg/m², submetidas, aleatoriamente e de forma consecutiva, a TC6', SWT, espirometria, força muscular respiratória e questionário HAQ-20. RESULTADOS: Constatou-se que as distâncias apresentaram-se significativamente diferentes (TC6' = 489 ± 129 m e SWT = 244 ± 161 m, sendo que o score do HAQ-20 apresentou uma mediana de 1,125. Quando verificada a correlação do HAQ-20 com TC6' e o SWT, esta foi constatada apenas para o domínio vestir-se com os resultados do TC6. CONCLUSÃO: Com base nesses resultados, conclui-se que a distância percorrida no TC6' foi maior que no SWT, o que sugere melhor aplicabilidade do TC6' em obesos, sendo, nesse caso, possivelmente mais sensível na avaliação da capacidade funcional que o SWT. Os resultados do HAQ-20 foram pouco discriminadores, pois um domínio entre oito mostrou-se significativo quando correlacionado com as distâncias percorridas.

  6. Influência da circunferência abdominal sobre o desempenho funcional de idosas Infuence of waist circumference on elderly women's functional performance

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    Luciana Campanha-Versiani

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi comparar o desempenho funcional de idosas segundo a medida de suas circunfêrencias abdominais (CA. Foram avaliadas 48 idosas, divididas nos grupos 1, com CA>88 cm, e grupo 2, de CAThe purpose of this study was to compare physical performance of elderly women according to their waist circumference (WC. Forty-eight elderly women were divided into group 1, with WC>88 cm, and group 2, with WC<88 cm. Physical function was assessed by means of the six-minute walk test (6MWT and by the modified physical performance test (MPPT, non-dependent on physical fitness. Group 1 mean body mass and body mass index measures were statistically higher (p<0.05 than group 2's; group 1 also walked significantly shorter mean distances than group 2 (p<0.05, and scored lower at the MPPT (p<0.05. Data thus show that elderly women with over 88 cm waist circumference had poor performance at physical function tests, suggesting that the presence of visceral obesity may contribute to functional decline and further impairment among elderly women.

  7. Ai Chi: efeitos do relaxamento aquático no desempenho funcional e qualidade de vida em idosos

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    Márcia Cristina Bauer Cunha

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Este estudo avaliou os efeitos da técnica de relaxamento aquático Ai Chi em um grupo de idosos, em relação ao equilíbrio, qualidade de vida e funcionalidade. MÉTODOS: Foram selecionados 20 idosos de ambos os sexos, com média de idade de 68,95 (± 7,42 anos, que foram submetidas à técnica Ai Chi. Os idosos foram avaliados antes e depois do programa de exercícios, que teve duração de 12 semanas, com sessões de 45 minutos, duas vezes por semana, pelas seguintes escalas: Medida de Independência Funcional (MIF, que avalia a funcionalidade; Escala de Berg, que avalia o equilíbrio; e SF36, que mensura a qualidade de vida. Para o desenvolvimento da pesquisa, utilizamos uma piscina aquecida, numa temperatura de 33-34° C. RESULTADOS: Houve melhora significante no equilíbrio pré e pós aplicação da técnica (p < 0,003, não houve melhora significante em relação às medidas de independência funcional (p < 0,10 e a qualidade de vida (p < 0,38. CONCLUSÃO: A técnica de relaxamento aquático Ai Chi proporcionou melhora do equilíbrio, porém não houve mudanças em relação à qualidade de vida e à funcionalidade em idosos independentes.

  8. Relação entre indícios de disgrafia funcional e desempenho acadêmico Correlation between indication of disgraphy and scholarship performance

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    Sônia das Dores Rodrigues

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a relação entre sinais indicativos de disgrafia e desempenho acadêmico. MÉTODOS: foram incluídas no estudo 25 crianças, matriculadas na 3ª. série do ensino fundamental de uma escola pública da Região Metropolitana de Campinas/SP, sem histórico de lesão cerebral e/ou déficit intelectual. Quanto à idade, 21 tinham nove anos e quatro tinham dez anos; 12 eram do sexo masculino. A avaliação foi realizada por meio da Escala de Disgrafia (Lorenzini, 1993 e do Teste de Desempenho Escolar (TDE (Stein, 2003. RESULTADOS: seis crianças apresentaram sinais indicativos de disgrafia. A maioria dos alunos teve desempenho acadêmico classificado como inferior em escrita (15/25 e em aritmética (10/25. As crianças com indícios de disgrafia (6/25 tiveram pior desempenho em escrita e aritmética no TDE, quando comparado às demais crianças, porém essa diferença não foi estatisticamente significativa. CONCLUSÃO: conclui-se que, neste grupo, não foi possível estabelecer a relação entre baixo desempenho acadêmico com escrita disgráfica, uma vez que tal dificuldade também foi identificada também entre as crianças consideradas não disgráficas.PURPOSE: to evaluate the relationship between indicative signals of written difficulties and cadmic performance. METHODS: twenty five children, students from the 3rd grade in the elementary education school of a public school in the metropolitan area of Campinas/SP took part in this study (12 boys, with age varying between 9 and 10. The tools used for evaluation were the scale of written difficulties (Lorenzini, 1993 and the test of school performance (Stein, 2003. RESULTS: considering the group performance, it was verified that a great number of students had written academic (15/25 and arithmetic (10/25 difficulties. The children with indicative signals of written difficulties (6/25 had inferior performance in writing and arithmetic, when compared to the ones who did not have

  9. Perfil funcional de comunicação e desempenho sócio-cognitivo de adolescentes autistas institucionalizados Functional communicative profile and social-cognitive performance of institutionalized autistic adolescents

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    Danielle Azarias Defense

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo dessa pesquisa foi descrever as características funcionais da comunicação de adolescentes autistas institucionalizados, ao longo de um período de aproximadamente seis meses, nos aspectos de: número de atos comunicativos por minuto, proporção de interpessoalidade da comunicação e proporção de utilização dos meios comunicativos gestual, vocal e verbal assim como descrever as características do desempenho sócio-cognitivo dos sujeitos ao longo desse período. MÉTODOS: foram sujeitos dessa pesquisa oito adolescentes autistas institucionalizados que foram avaliados durante seis meses quanto ao perfil funcional de comunicação e ao desempenho sócio-cognitivo. Os dados obtidos foram submetidos à análise estatística não paramétrica. RESULTADOS: foi observada evolução quanto ao número de atos comunicativos por minuto e à proporção de funções comunicativas interpessoais, mas não foi observada evolução significativa quanto aos aspectos sócio-cognitivos. CONCLUSÃO: foi possível observar evolução na linguagem em adolescentes autistas institucionalizados num período de tempo de seis meses, mas não foi possível identificar correlações com o desempenho sócio-cognitivo.PURPOSE: this study aims at describing the functional communication characteristics of institutionalized autistic adolescents for a period of six months approximately as for: number of communicative acts per minute, interpersonal proportion and means of proportion communication use (gestural, vocal, verbal as well as to describe the subjects' characteristics as for social cognitive performance in this period. METHODS: the subjects were eight institutionalized adolescents with autism. Their functional communicative profile and social-cognitive performance were assessed during a six-month period and resulting data were analyzed with non-parametric statistic methods. RESULTS: it was possible to observe that there was an improvement in

  10. Análise da assimetria funcional hemisférica de crianças com epilepsia parcial e QI normal pelo desempenho nos subtestes do WISC

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    Muszkat,Mauro; Vincenzo,Neyde Santacchi de; Masuko,Alice; Reami,Denilce O.; Campos,Carlos J. Reis de

    1991-01-01

    Foram avaliadas 26 crianças, sem deficiência mental, com média de idade de 9±2 anos, com epilepsia parcial sem lesão cerebral evidenciável à TCC e com atividade paroxistica no EEG intercrítico localizada apenas em um hemisfério cerebral. Essas crianças foram submetidas à Escala de Inteligência Wechsler para Crianças (WISC) e à análise dos vários subtestes verbais e execução em relação à localização hemisférica da descarga no EEG. Os dados foram comparados ao desempenho no WISC de um grupo de ...

  11. Efeitos crônicos do exercício resistido com contrações recíprocas no desempenho funcional e proprioceptivo de indivíduos jovens: ensaio controlado aleatório

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    Euler Alves Cardoso

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2014v16n6p618 Estudos sugerem que benefícios do exercício resistido (ER com pré-ativação da musculatura antagonista podem ser transferidos para atividades funcionais. No entanto, estudos crônicos utilizando a pré-ativação no desempenho neuromuscular e nas atividades funcionais são escassos. O estudo teve por objetivo comparar os efeitos de 12 sessões de ER com ações recíprocas e um modelo tradicional no desempenho funcional e proprioceptivo de indivíduos jovens. Quarenta e oito homens foram aleatorizados em 2 grupos: 1 treinamento recíproco (TRE, 3 séries; 10 repetições; flexão do joelho imediatamente seguida pela extensão do joelho; 2 treinamento tradicional (TRA, 3 séries; 10 repetições; extensão do joelho. As avaliações pré e pós foram caracterizadas por testes de equilíbrio, salto unipodal em distância (SUD e corrida em formato de “8” (CR8. Aplicou-se uma ANOVA 2X2 de modelos mistos para analisar diferenças entre as condições pré e pós e entre os grupos. No equilíbrio global e anteroposterior, não foram encontradas diferenças significantes entre os grupos TRE e TRA (p>0,05. Do mesmo modo, não foram encontradas diferenças pós-treinamento. O equilíbrio mediolateral no membro dominante não demonstrou diferenças significantes pós-treinamento (p=0,94, mas o membro não dominante demonstrou diferença significante entres os grupos (p<0,01. No SUD, houve aumentos significantes pós-treinamento nos grupos (p<0,01, mas sem diferença entre ambos (p=0,90. A CR8 apresentou diferença entre grupos (p=0,03, com melhor tempo de corrida do TRA pós-treinamento. O ER gerou transferências para o equilíbrio e testes funcionais, e o treinamento com ações recíprocas apresentou melhores indicativos para o SUD e equilíbrio mediolateral do joelho.

  12. Repercursões dos transtornos de processamento sensorial ao desempenho funcional de crianças com paralisia cerebral / Repercussions of sensory processing disorders in the functional skills of children with cerebral palsy

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    Deyvianne Thayanara de Lima Reis

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available A Paralisia Cerebral (PC é definida como uma disfunção neurológica ou como lesão não progressiva do sistema nervoso central. É uma patologia com distúrbio de movimento e postura que pode coexistir com déficits de processamento sensorial. Poucos estudos mostram a associação entre esse déficit e as alterações do desempenho motor. Assim, o principal objetivo deste estudo é conhecer o Perfil Sensorial de crianças com Paralisia Cerebral e suas repercussões para o desempenho funcional nas atividades de vida diária. Em relação à metodologia a amostra foi composta por 29 crianças com paralisia cerebral na faixa etária entre 3 e 7 anos e meio. A coleta dos dados realizou-se através dos instrumentos “Perfil Sensorial” e “Inventário Pediátrico de Avaliação das Incapacidades (PEDI”, o GMFCS ( Sistema de Classificação da Função Motora Grossa foi usado como critério de exclusão. Os resultados mostraram que há relações entre essas dimensões. Houve correspondência entre o Pedi Funcional com o item respostas emocionais/sociais do Perfil Sensorial, assim identificou-se possíveis transtornos de processamento sensorial nas habilidades funcionais de crianças com Paralisia Cerebral. Cerebral palsy (CP is defined as a neurological dysfunction or as a non-progressive central nervous system injury. It is a pathology with movement and posture disturbance that can coexist with sensory processing deficits. Few studies show the association between this deficit and changes in motor performance. Thus, the main objective of this study is to know the Sensory Profile of children with Cerebral Palsy and its repercussions for functional performance in daily life activities. The study sample consisted of 29 children with cerebral palsy in the age bracket between 3 and 7 and a half years. The data were collected through the instruments "Sensorial Profile" and "Pediatric Inventory of Disability Assessment (PEDI." The Gross Motor

  13. Correlação entre flexibilidade das articulações glenoumerais e coxofemorais e o desempenho funcional de idosas fisicamente ativas Association between flexibility of the glenohumeral and hip joints and functional performance in active elderly women

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    AAR Geraldes

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Investigar a relação entre a flexibilidade da flexão e extensão das articulações glenoumerais (GU e coxofemorais (CF e o desempenho funcional (DF de idosas funcionalmente independentes e fisicamente ativas. MÉTODOS: Determinou-se em 22 voluntárias (idade=70±6 anos seis conjuntos de amplitudes de movimentos por goniometria ativo-assistida (ADM na flexão e extensão das GU e CF. O DF foi determinado pelos testes: velocidade de caminhada habitual (VCH e máxima (VCM; levantar e sentar em cadeira (LSC; Timed up and Go Test (TUGT; vestir blusa (VBL; subir degraus (SE; levantar do decúbito dorsal (LDD; pegar moeda no solo (PMS; teste de caminhada de seis minutos (TC6M. As associações entre as variáveis ADM e o DF foram testadas por técnicas de correlação simples e múltipla. RESULTADOS: Houve correlações significantes (pOBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between flexibility of flexion and extension of the glenohumeral and coxofemoral joints and functional performance among physically active and functionally independent elderly women. METHODS: Six sets of range of motion (ROM measurements relating to flexion and extension of the glenohumeral and coxofemoral joints were determined in 22 volunteers (age 70±6 years, using assisted-active goniometry. Functional performance was measured using the following tests: normal walking speed (NWS; maximum walking speed (MWS; sit-to-stand test (SST; timed up and go test (TUGT; putting on a blouse (PBL; going up stairs (GUS; rising from dorsal decubitus (RDD; picking up a coin from the floor (PCF; and 6-minute walk test (6WT. The relationships between the ROM variables and functional performance were tested using simple and multiple regression techniques. RESULTS: There were significant correlations (p<0.05 between coxofemoral ROM and the SST (r=0.42 and r=0.45, GUS (r=0.52 and r=0.53 and 6WT (r=0.58 and r=0.59 (right and left sides, respectively. The multiple regression ratified

  14. Preference and torque asymmetry for elbow joint Preferência e assimetria de torque na articulação do cotovelo

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    Felipe Pivetta Carpes

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Extensively unilateral recruitment for daily activities may determine performance asymmetries in favor of the preferred side eliciting functional adaptation. Our study evaluated asymmetries in elbow torque output between preferred and non-preferred limbs. Eighteen subjects performed maximal elbow flexor and extensor isometric contractions at five different elbow joint angles (0º, 30º, 60º, 90º, 120º and five different angular velocities (60, 120, 180, 240, 300º.s-1 on an isokinetic dynamometer. Higher flexor torque in favor of preferred arm was observed at 90º of flexion (pO frequente recrutamento unilateral de membros superiores pode determinar assimetrias de desempenho em favor do lado preferido, resultando em adaptação funcional. Assimetrias no torque gerado pelos músculos do cotovelo entre o membro preferido e não-preferido foram avaliadas. Dezoito sujeitos realizaram contrações máximas de flexo-extensão do cotovelo em cinco ângulos articulares (0º, 30º, 60º, 90º, 120º e cinco velocidades angulares (60, 120, 180, 240, 300º.s-1 em um dinamômetro isocinético. Torque flexor mais elevado em favor do lado preferido foi encontrado no ângulo de 90º (p<0,05, que também correspondeu ao ângulo de maior torque (p<0,05. O fato de o ângulo articular determinar assimetrias no torque (enquanto a velocidade angular não sugere que o recrutamento preferencial dos flexores do cotovelo em um ângulo de 90º nas tarefas da vida diária que requerem força elevada é responsável pela assimetria. Adaptação funcional a estímulos frequentes nesse ângulo articular pode explicar esses resultados em sujeitos saudáveis.

  15. Desempenho funcional de crianças com deficiência visual, atendidas no Departamento de Estimulação Visual da Fundação Altino Ventura Functional outcome of visually handicapped children cared for at the Department of Visual Stimulation - "Fundação Altino Ventura"

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    Juliana Malta

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Traçar o perfil funcional de crianças portadoras de deficiência visual. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 27 crianças. Dezessete com acuidade visual normal (que freqüentavam a Escola Municipal Alto do Maracanã, em Recife, e dez portadoras de deficiência visual (que recebiam estimulação visual no Departamento de Estimulação Visual da Fundação Altino Ventura, Recife. Foi utilizado o teste funcional padrão PEDI. RESULTADOS: As crianças portadoras de deficiência visual apresentaram desempenho significantemente inferior nas áreas de autocuidado e mobilidade que as crianças do grupo controle. CONCLUSÃO: A deficiência visual traz conseqüências limitantes para o desempenho de atividades de autocuidado, locomoção, compreensão, comunicação e tarefas domésticas, na faixa etária estudada.PURPOSE: To analyze the functional outcome of visually handicapped children. METHODS: Twenty-seven children were evaluated using the standard functional PEDI test. Seventeen who attended school at "Escola Municipal Alto do Maracanã", Recife - Pernambuco, Brazil, had normal visual acuity and the other ten had visual handicap, and were cared for at Stimulation Visual Department - "Fundação Altino Ventura", in the same city. RESULTS: The children who had visual handicap showed significantly worse performance in self-care and mobility than normal children. CONCLUSION: Visual handicap may have limited the performance regarding self-care, mobility, understanding, communication, home works, in the studied group.

  16. Comparação do desempenho funcional de crianças portadoras de síndrome de Down e crianças com desenvolvimento normal aos 2 e 5 anos de idade Comparison of functional performance among children with Down syndrome and children with age-appropriate development at 2 and 5 years of age

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    Marisa Cotta Mancini

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar o desempenho funcional de crianças portadoras de síndrome de Down (SD com crianças normais (DN, aos 2 e 5 anos de idade. MÉTODO: Quarenta crianças foram alocadas em quatro grupos (n=10: 1 crianças com SD de 2 anos; 2 crianças com SD de 5 anos; 3 crianças normais de 2 anos; 4 crianças normais de 5 anos. Todas foram avaliadas pelo teste funcional PEDI, que quantifica o desempenho infantil (habilidades e independência em três áreas: auto-cuidado, mobilidade e função social. Testes de análises de variância fatorial foram utilizados para comparar médias dos grupos e testar fatores de interação idade x patologia. Contrastes pré-planejados foram usados para identificar as comparações bivariadas significativas. RESULTADOS: Os fatores idade e patologia foram significativos nas três áreas de desempenho de habilidades e de independência. O fator de interação idade x patologia mostrou-se significativo nas habilidades de auto-cuidado e mobilidade, e na independência em mobilidade e função social. Comparações bivariadas indicaram que aos dois anos, o desempenho de crianças normais é superior nas três áreas de habilidades funcionais e de independência. Entretanto, aos 5 anos, diferenças significativas entre os grupos foram observadas nas habilidades de auto-cuidado e de função social e na independência em auto-cuidado e em função social. CONCLUSÃO: Resultados informam áreas de desempenho onde o atraso apresentado por crianças com SD manifesta-se funcionalmente, aos dois e cinco anos de idade. Dados indicam que as diferenças observadas entre os dois grupos são influenciadas pela idade, não permanecendo constante ao longo do desenvolvimento.OBJECTIVE: To compare the functional performance of Down's syndrome (DS children with normally developing children (ND, at 2 and 5 years of age. METHOD: Forty children were allocated into four groups (n=10: 1 children with DS with 2 years of age; 2 children

  17. A força de preensão manual é boa preditora do desempenho funcional de idosos frágeis: um estudo correlacional múltiplo The hand-grip forecasts the functional performance of fragile elder subjects: a multiple-correlation study

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    Amandio A.R. Geraldes

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available A força de preensão manual (FPM associa-se com a funcionalidade de idosos, mas há dúvidas sobre o valor dessa relação em todas as situações. O estudo observou a correlação entre FPM de idosos residentes em instituições de cuidados permanentes (asilos e o desempenho funcional (DF em tarefas específicas e inespecíficas para as mãos. Participaram 12 homens (70±6 anos; 64±9 kg; 160±10 cm e sete mulheres (77±11 anos; 49±10 kg; 147±10 cm. A FPM foi medida com dinamômetro hidráulico. As tarefas motoras propostas foram: caminhar 10 m na velocidade máxima (C10, timed up & go test (TUGT, colocar e retirar chave de fechadura (TCCF e tirar e recolocar lâmpada em um bocal (TCLB. O teste de Wilcoxon revelou que os homens apresentaram melhores desempenhos que as mulheres em todos as medidas, exceto IMC, TCCF e TCLB (pHand-grip strength (HGS has been used to predict functional limitation in the elderly. However, this relationship in all situations is doubtful. The purpose of the study was to observe the association between HGS and functional performance (FP, in specific and not specific tasks among 19 long-term home elderly residents, 12 men (70±6 yrs; 64±9 kg; 160±10 cm and 7 women (77±11 yrs; 49±10 kg; 147±10 cm. HGS was measured by a hydraulic hand dynamometer. The FP was measured by the time to perform the following tasks: 1 habitual gait speed (HGS; 2 timed up & go test (TUGT; 3 opening a lock with a key (OLK; 4 to take off and put in a light bulb (TPB. The Wilcoxon test revealed that men were better than women in all measurements except for the IMC, OLK and TPL (p<0.05. The Spearman coefficients showed significant correlation between HGS and three FP tests: TPL (r=-.54; p=.018; TUGT (r=-.67; p=.002 and HGS (r=-.69; p=.001. The multiple correlation showed good correlation between the HGS and all FP tests (R=.66; R²=.44; p<.04. These results suggest that HGS may be a good predictor for FP, especially for fragile and

  18. Performance of a Brazilian population on the test of functional health literacy in adults Desempeño de una población brasilera en la prueba de alfabetización funcional para adultos en el área de salud Desempenho de uma população brasileira no teste de alfabetização funcional para adultos na área de saúde

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    Maria Teresa Carthery-Goulart

    2009-08-01

    edad. RESULTADOS: Los promedios de edad y de escolaridad de la muestra fueron respectivamente 47,3 (dp=16,8 y 9,7 (dp=5; de uno a 17 años de estudio. El total de 32,4% de la muestra mostraron déficit de alfabetización funcional/uso de conceptos numéricos en el área de salud, con desempeño inadecuado o limítrofe en el instrumento. Entre ancianos (65 años o más esta tasa afectó 51,6%. Se encontró correlación positiva entre años de estudio y escores en el instrumento (r=0,740; pOBJETIVO: Analisar os escores de instrumento que avalia habilidade de leitura e compreensão de materiais da área da saúde segundo escolaridade e idade. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 312 participantes saudáveis de diferentes idades por meio da versão reduzida do instrumento Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults. O estudo foi realizado entre 2006 e 2007 na cidade de São Paulo (SP. O instrumento envolve materiais como frascos de medicamentos e cartões de agendamento de consultas, avaliando a compreensão de leitura e de conceitos numéricos. Os testes de correlação parcial e de Pearson e um modelo de regressão múltipla foram usados para verificar a associação entre os escores no instrumento, escolaridade e idade. RESULTADOS: As médias de idade e de escolaridade da amostra foram respectivamente 47,3 (dp=16,8 e 9,7 (dp=5; de um a 17 anos de estudo. O total de 32,4% da amostra mostraram déficits de alfabetização funcional/ uso de conceitos numéricos na área de saúde, com desempenho inadequado ou limítrofe no instrumento. Entre idosos (65 anos ou mais esta taxa atingiu 51,6%. Encontrou-se correlação positiva entre anos de estudo e escores no instrumento (r=0,740; p<0,01 e correlação negativa entre idade e escores no instrumento (r=-0,259; p<0,01. A correlação entre escores no instrumento e idade não foi significante quando os efeitos da escolaridade foram controlados (r=-0,031, p=0,584. Uma associação significante (B=3,877, Beta=0,733; p<0,001 foi encontrada

  19. Torque sensor

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    Fgeppert, E.

    1984-09-01

    Mechanical means for sensing turning torque generated by the load forces in a rotary drive system is described. The sensing means is designed to operate with minimal effect on normal operation of the drive system. The invention can be employed in various drive systems, e.g., automotive engine-transmission power plants, electric motor-operated tools, and metal cutting machines. In such drive systems, the torque-sensing feature may be useful for actuation of various control devices, such as electric switches, mechanical clutches, brake actuators, fluid control valves, or audible alarms. The torque-sensing function can be used for safety overload relief, motor de-energization, engine fuel control transmission clutch actuation, remote alarm signal, tool breakage signal, etc.

  20. Funciones sociales del folclore

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    Alberto Londoño Álvarez

    1969-07-01

    Full Text Available Con el objeto de estudiar los principales aspectos sociológicos del folclore, empecemos con uno de los problemas más significativos, cual es el análisis de sus funciones que cumple en una sociedad. se trata de un asunto perteneciente al sociólogo, quien, con el propósito de mostrar al folclórogo, que su investigación no es única, porque se refiere a un hecho que pertenece al grupo de los fenómenos sociales.

  1. Arquitectura, arte funcional

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    Monjo Carrió, Juan

    1985-10-01

    Full Text Available The begining of this work is devoted to the analysis of the concepts of Art, Science and Technique and their historical evolution, distinguishing between "fine arts" and "technique arts". Following, Architect and Architecture terms are defined both conceptual and professionally, analysing as well its historical evolution and pointing out the interdependence between the architectural conception as "fine art" and the constructive technology as "technique art", finally reminding the necessary scientific base of this one (Construction Physics. Consequently, the need for architecture professionals of constructive technology knowledge, is also reminded. At last, the functional character of the Architecture (Architecture as a "functional art" is analysed, going over the three basic aspects of this functionality (Integrity-firmitas, Habitability-utilitas and Aesthetics-venustas.Se inicia el trabajo analizando los conceptos de Arte, Ciencia y Técnica y su evolución histórica, distinguiendo entre ¡as "bellas artes" y las "artes técnicas". A continuación se definen los conceptos de Arquitecto y Arquitectura, tanto conceptual como profesionalmente, analizando, asimismo, su evolución histórica y haciendo hincapié en la interdependencia entre la concepción arquitectónica como "bella arte" y la tecnología constructiva como "arte técnica", para terminar recordando la necesaria base científica de esta última (la Física de la Construcción. Como consecuencia, se recuerda la necesidad de los conocimientos de la tecnología constructiva en los arquitectos profesionales. Por último, se analiza el carácter funcional de la Arquitectura (Arquitectura como "arte funcional" y se hace un breve recorrido por los tres aspectos básicos de esa funcionalidad (Integridad-firmitas, Habitabilidad-utilitas y Estética-venustas.

  2. Desempenho do membro não-acometido em pacientes com reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior Performance of uninjured lower limb after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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    Maria Isabel de Noronha Neta

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Défices sensoriais persistentes após a reconstrução do ligamento cruzado anterior (LCA podem causar alterações como fraqueza muscular e comprometimento do equilíbrio e do desempenho funcional. Diversos estudos discutem se essas alterações também estão presentes no membro inferior não-acometido e se esse membro pode ser utilizado como referência nas avaliações desses pacientes. O objetivo do presente estudo foi comparar o torque extensor e flexor do joelho, o equilíbrio unipodal e o desempenho funcional sobre o membro não-acometido de pacientes submetidos à reconstrução do LCA, com membros inferiores de sujeitos saudáveis. Participaram do estudo 23 indivíduos submetidos à reconstrução do LCA e 22 sujeitos saudáveis, que foram avaliados quanto ao torque extensor e flexor do joelho durante contração isocinética concêntrica a 60 graus/s no dinamômetro isocinético, à velocidade média de oscilação do centro de pressão em apoio unipodal no baropodômetro, e submetidos a dois testes de salto para avaliar o desempenho funcional. Os resultados não revelaram diferenças entre o membro não-acometido e os membros inferiores do grupo controle em todas as variáveis estudadas (p>0,05. Esses resultados sugerem que o membro não-acometido de pacientes submetidos à reconstrução do LCA pode ser utilizado como referência nos estudos de avaliação desses pacientes.Persistent sensorial deficits after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL reconstruction might lead to muscle weakness, balance and functional performance disorders. Several studies inquire whether these alterations also appear in the uninjured limb and whether the latter could be used as reference for patient assessment. The aim of the present study was to compare knee extensor and flexor torque, balance and functional performance of non-injured lower limb, after contralateral ACL reconstruction, with lower limbs of healthy subjects. Twenty-three male patients who had

  3. CLIMA ORGANIZACIONAL VARIÁVEL INFLUENTE NO DESEMPENHO DO EMPREGADO

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    Luiz Carlos Santos

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Para que se possa alcançar bons resultados dentro de uma organização, é essencial que o empregado aprecie sua função e que a empresa ofereça um ambiente de trabalho saudável. O clima organizacional afeta diretamente a produtividade dos funcionários, que por sua vez afeta o desempenho da empresa. Alguns pontos como a falta de comunicação e a percepção do reconhecimento da gerencia pelo funcionário ainda são variáveis que devem ser observadas pelas empresas, pois os resultados dos questionários aplicados mostram estes dois pontos como negativos e insatisfatórios do ponto de vista dos profissionais. As organizações precisam adotar um método de analise e quantificação do grau de motivação dos funcionários, a fim de averiguar se o clima organizacional é favorável e satisfatório aos colaboradores, pois a felicidade no trabalho esta ligada diretamente ao comprometimento destes com a empresa.

  4. Angular Acceleration without Torque?

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    Kaufman, Richard D.

    2012-01-01

    Hardly. Just as Robert Johns qualitatively describes angular acceleration by an internal force in his article "Acceleration Without Force?" here we will extend the discussion to consider angular acceleration by an internal torque. As we will see, this internal torque is due to an internal force acting at a distance from an instantaneous center.

  5. Vendaje Funcional para la Fascitis Plantar

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    Julián Rochina, Iván

    2012-01-01

    El profesor Vicente Tormo aplica un vendaje funcional que aproxima a su centro geométrico las estructuras que configuran la planta del pie, con el objetivo de mantener relajada la fascia plantar durante la bipedestación.

  6. Accuracy of dental torque wrenches.

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    Wood, James S; Marlow, Nicole M; Cayouette, Monica J

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the actual torque of 2 manual wrench systems to their stated (target) torque. New spring- (Nobel Biocare USA, LLC) and friction-style (Zimmer Dental, Inc.) manual dental torque wrenches, as well as spring torque wrenches that had undergone sterilization and clinical use, were tested. A calibrated torque gauge was used to compare actual torque to target torque values of 15 and 35 N/cm. Data were statistically analyzed via mixed-effects regression model with Bonferroni correction. At a target torque of 15 N/cm, the mean torque of new spring wrenches (13.97 N/cm; SE, 0.07 N/cm) was significantly different from that of used spring wrenches (14.94 N/cm; SE, 0.06 N/cm; P torques of new spring and new friction wrenches (14.10 N/cm; SE, 0.07 N/cm; P = 0.21) were not significantly different. For torque measurements calibrated at 35 N/cm, the mean torque of new spring wrenches (35.29 N/cm; SE, 0.10 N/cm) was significantly different (P torque could impact the clinical success of screw-retained dental implants. It is recommended that torque wrenches be checked regularly to ensure that they are performing to target values.

  7. Correlação entre a dinamometria e teste funcional em atletas de handebol

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    Silva,Fabiano Fernandes da; Penido,Ciro Augusto Fernandes de Oliveira; Pereira Junior,Valter Luis; Souza,Renato Aparecido de; Villaverde,Antonio Balbin

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: São poucas as informações que relacionam testes funcionais com testes mais precisos, como a dinamometria isocinética. OBJETIVO: Correlacionar as variáveis isocinéticas pico de torque (PT), potência média (PM) e trabalho total (TT) de rotadores internos de ombro em atletas de handebol do gênero masculino com o teste funcional de arremesso de medicine ball (AMB). MÉTODOS: Participaram desse estudo 25 atletas amadores de handebol do gênero masculino com idade média 17,72 ± 2...

  8. Índices de aptidão funcional em jogadores de futebol da Seleção Nacional da Jamaica

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    Paulo Roberto Santos Silva

    1999-06-01

    Full Text Available O principal objetivo deste estudo foi mostrar alguns índices de aptidão funcional em 24 jogadores de futebol da Seleção Nacional da Jamaica, com média de idade de 23,9 ± 3,7 anos, equipe pré-classificada para a Copa do Mundo da França. Todos os atletas foram submetidos a uma bateria de testes que constou de: 1 avaliação da potência, resistência muscular e o índice de fadiga no teste de Wingate, realizado numa bicicleta computadorizada da marca Cybex, modelo Bike; 2 teste isocinético computadorizado de membros inferiores no equipamento da marca Cybex, modelo 1200; 3 avaliação da flexibilidade pelo teste de Wells e Dillon; 4 exames laboratoriais; e 5 avaliação odontológica, realizada através de exames clínicos num consultório da marca Funk modelo MLX Plus. Os seguintes parâmetros e os resultados encontrados foram: Wingate: potência pico corrigida pelo peso = 11,8 ± 1,8w.kg-1; potência média = 9,1 ± 1,2w.kg-1; índice de fadiga = 46,2 ± 15,2%; Flexibilidade = 19,8 ± 4,6cm; Exames laboratoriais: urina tipo I; fezes; hemoglobina = 14,3 ± 1,0g%; ferro = 104 ± 29ng/dl; ferritina = 81,8 ± 41,7ng/dl; transferrina = 502,5 ± 113,5ug/dl; hematócrito = 43,5 ± 2,9%; eritrócitos = 4,95 ± 0,40 milhões/m³; glicose = 91,0 ± 8,5mg/dl; Avaliação odontológica: tártaro em 5 (21%; cáries em 24 (100%; gengivites em 10 (42%; endodontia em 3 (12,5%; pulpites em 1 (4%; diastema em 2 (8%; heterotópicos em 13 (54%; extrações realizadas em 14 (58%; extrações não realizadas em 4 (17%; obturações em 4 (17%; próteses em 16 (67%; a profilaxia estava sendo feita em 17 (71% dos atletas examinados; Desempenho isocinético: torque de MMII direito a 60°S-1 na extensão = 290,4 ± 95,6Nm; na flexão = 216,1 ± 31,4Nm; torque de MMII esquerdo a 60°S-1 na extensão = 291,6 ± 62,5Nm; na flexão = 205,8 ± 35,8Nm. CONCLUSÃO: Apesar da falta de estrutura tecnológica do futebol jamaicano, os resultados demonstraram que os

  9. REFLEXÕES SOBRE A AVALIAÇÃO DE DESEMPENHO: UMA BREVE ANÁLISE DO SISTEMA TRADICIONAL E DAS NOVAS PROPOSTAS

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    Alexandre Shigunov Neto

    2002-05-01

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    O presente trabalho teve como objetivo realizar uma análise crítica do sistema tradicional de avaliação de desempenho e das novas propostas de avaliação de desempenho. A avaliação de desempenho acompanhou a evolução das organizações e sempre esteve de alguma forma refletindo as transformações sociais. Assim, este trabalho segmentou em três fases históricas o desenvolvimento do processo de avaliação de desempenho: sistema tradicional, sistema contemporâneo e propostas para o futuro. As mudanças sociais, culturais, políticas, econômicas e tecnológicas que estão ocorrendo em grande velocidade acarretam grandes transformações organizacionais, no mercado e na crescente competitividade. Nesse sentido, as organizações necessitam descobrir e desenvolver procedimentos e maneiras que envolvam e comprometam os funcionários com seus objetivos e minimizem os equívocos e disfunções dos tradicionais métodos de avaliação. As novas propostas de avaliação de desempenho buscam incorporar conceitos modernos de gestão de recursos humanos, liderança, qualidade, valorização e crescimento do ser humano e sistemas adequados de recompensa, o que vem exigindo maior responsabilidade e preparo dos quadros avaliadores.
    Palavras-chave: funcionário, desempenho, transformações.

  10. Butterfly valve torque prediction methodology

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    Eldiwany, B.H.; Sharma, V.; Kalsi, M.S.; Wolfe, K.

    1994-01-01

    As part of the Motor-Operated Valve (MOV) Performance Prediction Program, the Electric Power Research Institute has sponsored the development of methodologies for predicting thrust and torque requirements of gate, globe, and butterfly MOVs. This paper presents the methodology that will be used by utilities to calculate the dynamic torque requirements for butterfly valves. The total dynamic torque at any disc position is the sum of the hydrodynamic torque, bearing torque (which is induced by the hydrodynamic force), as well as other small torque components (such as packing torque). The hydrodynamic torque on the valve disc, caused by the fluid flow through the valve, depends on the disc angle, flow velocity, upstream flow disturbances, disc shape, and the disc aspect ratio. The butterfly valve model provides sets of nondimensional flow and torque coefficients that can be used to predict flow rate and hydrodynamic torque throughout the disc stroke and to calculate the required actuation torque and the maximum transmitted torque throughout the opening and closing stroke. The scope of the model includes symmetric and nonsymmetric discs of different shapes and aspects ratios in compressible and incompressible fluid applications under both choked and nonchoked flow conditions. The model features were validated against test data from a comprehensive flowloop and in situ test program. These tests were designed to systematically address the effect of the following parameters on the required torque: valve size, disc shapes and disc aspect ratios, upstream elbow orientation and its proximity, and flow conditions. The applicability of the nondimensional coefficients to valves of different sizes was validated by performing tests on 42-in. valve and a precisely scaled 6-in. model. The butterfly valve model torque predictions were found to bound test data from the flow-loop and in situ testing, as shown in the examples provided in this paper

  11. Levantamento dos tipos de repercussões resultantes da avaliação de desempenho em enfermagem hospitalar

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    Balbueno Edméia Assini

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo faz parte de um estudo sobre avaliação de desempenho em enfermagem, e tem como objetivo identificar e descrever as medidas adotadas a partir da avaliação de desempenho do pessoal de enfermagem realizadas em hospitais de municípios da Região do Vale do Paraíba Paulista. Para coleta de dados, aplicou-se questionário aos enfermeiros responsáveis pela direção dos Serviços de Enfermagem ou Serviços de Educação Continuada. Os dados obtidos permitiram verificar que, apesar de 66,7% dos hospitais não contarem com Serviço de Educação Continuada, 80,9% realizam avaliação de desempenho e indicaram adotar várias medidas frente aos resultados encontrados. Houve o predomínio da adoção de medidas educativas, tais como: orientação (97%, treinamento (79,4%, atualização/reciclagem (70,6% e discussão do resultado com o funcionário (88,2%. Verificou-se, também, que, em uma percentagem significativa dos hospitais, os resultados da avaliação de desempenho oferecem base tanto para as promoções (20,6%, oferta de diversos incentivos (58,8%, quanto para as demissões de funcionários (58,8%.

  12. Funciones expresivas (comportamiento motor y lenguaje), comportamiento emocional y funciones ejecutivas en la discapacidad intelectual

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    Grau Rubio, Claudia

    2006-01-01

    Se describen las bases neurológicas del comportamiento motor, lenguaje, funciones ejecutivas y comportamiento emocional en las personas con discapacidad intelectual; las dificultades asociadas y cómo se puede intervenir.

  13. Thermomagnetic torque in hydrogen isotopes

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    Cramer, J.A.

    1975-01-01

    The thermomagnetic torque has been measured in parahydrogen and ortho and normal deuterium for pressures from 0.10 to 2.0 torr and temperatures from 100 to 370 K. Since the torque depends on the precession of the molecular rotational magnetic moment around the field direction, coupling of the molecular nuclear spin to the rotational moment can affect the torque. Evidence of spin coupling effects is found for the torque in both deuterium modifications. In para hydrogen the torque at all temperatures and pressures exhibits behavior expected of a gas of zero nuclear spin molecules. Additionally, earlier data for hydrogen deuteride and for normal hydrogen from 105 to 374 K are evaluated and discussed. The high pressure limiting values of torque peak heights and positions for all these gases are compared with theory

  14. Redes Atm de Alto Desempenho

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    Flávia Oliveira Santos de Sá Lisboa

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    Full Text Available A tendência atual de integração de serviços de dados, voz e vídeo, estimulada pelo pleno sucesso da Internet, aumentou a demanda por maior banda e melhor desempenho nas redes de comunicação de dados. Neste contexto, a tecnologia ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode vem sendo utilizada na implementação de backbone de LANs e WANs, justamente por oferecer a possibilidade de integração de serviços com qualidade, alta escalabilidade e altas taxas de transferência em banda larga. Neste artigo serão abordados os principais conceitos relacionados à tecnologia ATM, suas vantagens e desvantagens em face de outras tecnologias (como Fast e Gigabit Ethernet, além de casos de sua utilização em empresas e instituições de ensino.

  15. Correlatos anatômico-funcionais das emoções mapeados com técnicas de neuroimagem funcional

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    Geraldo Busatto

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Nos dias de hoje, o uso de técnicas de neuroimagem funcional permite investigações detalhadas dos circuitos cerebrais engajados durante o desempenho de paradigmas de estimulação que envolvem diferentes aspectos do processamento emocional em seres humanos saudáveis. Este artigo discute os princípios básicos dos métodos mais comumente usados em estudos de neuroimagem funcional das emoções, faz uma revisão seletiva de achados recentes obtidos nestes estudos, fornece exemplos de novos paradigmas usados atualmente neste tipo de investigação, e descreve modelos neuroanatômicos recentes para o processamento emocional formulados a partir dos achados da literatura contemporânea de neuroimagem. Por fim, enfatizamos o potencial das técnicas de neuroimagem funcional para ampliar o conhecimento a respeito da ação modulatória dos medicamentos usados para tratar condições mentais que alteram processos emocionais específicos, tais como a depressão e os transtornos de ansiedade.

  16. Torques on quadrupoles

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    Torres del Castillo, G.F; Méndez Garrido, A

    2006-01-01

    Making use of the fact that a 2l-pole can be represented by means of l vectors of the same magnitude, the torque on a quadrupole in an inhomogeneous external field is expressed in terms of the vectors that represent the quadrupole and the gradient of the external field. The conditions for rotational equilibrium are also expressed in terms of these vectors. Haciendo uso de que un multipolo de orden 2l puede representarse mediante l vectores de la misma magnitud, la torca sobre un cuadripolo...

  17. Momentum confinement at low torque

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    Solomon, W M [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States); Burrell, K H [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); De Grassie, J S [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Budny, R [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States); Groebner, R J [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Kinsey, J E [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Kramer, G J [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States); Luce, T C [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Makowski, M A [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Mikkelsen, D [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States); Nazikian, R [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States); Petty, C C [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Politzer, P A [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Scott, S D [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States); Zeeland, M A Van [General Atomics, PO Box 85608, San Diego, CA 92186-5608 (United States); Zarnstorff, M C [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08543 (United States)

    2007-12-15

    Momentum confinement was investigated on DIII-D as a function of applied neutral beam torque at constant normalized beta {beta}{sub N}, by varying the mix of co (parallel to the plasma current) and counter neutral beams. Under balanced neutral beam injection (i.e. zero total torque to the plasma), the plasma maintains a significant rotation in the co-direction. This 'intrinsic' rotation can be modeled as being due to an offset in the applied torque (i.e. an 'anomalous torque'). This anomalous torque appears to have a magnitude comparable to one co neutral beam source. The presence of such an anomalous torque source must be taken into account to obtain meaningful quantities describing momentum transport, such as the global momentum confinement time and local diffusivities. Studies of the mechanical angular momentum in ELMing H-mode plasmas with elevated q{sub min} show that the momentum confinement time improves as the torque is reduced. In hybrid plasmas, the opposite effect is observed, namely that momentum confinement improves at high torque/rotation. GLF23 modeling suggests that the role of E x B shearing is quite different between the two plasmas, which may help to explain the different dependence of the momentum confinement on torque.

  18. Manual Torque Data Study

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    Mundt, Mark Osroe [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Martinez, Matthew Ronald [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Varela, Jeanette Judith [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Anderson-Cook, Christine Michaela [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Gilmore, Walter E. [Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Williams, Allie [Pantex Plant (PTX), Amarillo, TX (United States)

    2018-01-11

    At the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, TX, Production Technicians (PTs) build and disassemble nuclear weapon systems. The weapons are held in an integrated work stand for stability and to increase the safety environment for the workers and for the materials being processed. There are many occasions in which a knob must be turned to tighten an assembly part. This can help to secure or manipulate pieces of the system. As there are so many knobs to turn, the instructions given to the PTs are to twist the knob to a hand-tight setting, without the aid of a torque wrench. There are inherent risks in this procedure as the knobs can be tightened too loosely such that the apparatus falls apart or too tightly such that the force can crush or pinch components in the system that contain energetic materials. We want to study these operations at Pantex. Our goal is to collect torque data to assess the safety and reliability of humantooling interfaces.

  19. ESTIMATION OF GRASPING TORQUE USING ROBUST REACTION TORQUE OBSERVER FOR ROBOTIC FORCEPS

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    塚本, 祐介

    2015-01-01

    Abstract— In this paper, the estimation of the grasping torque of robotic forceps without the use of a force/torque sensor is discussed. To estimate the grasping torque when the robotic forceps driven by a rotary motor with a reduction gear grasps an object, a novel robust reaction torque observer is proposed. In the case where a conventional reaction force/torque observer is applied, the estimated torque includes not only the grasping torque, namely the reaction torque, but also t...

  20. Magnetic Field and Torque Output of Packaged Hydraulic Torque Motor

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    Liang Yan

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Hydraulic torque motors are one key component in electro-hydraulic servo valves that convert the electrical signal into mechanical motions. The systematic characteristics analysis of the hydraulic torque motor has not been found in the previous research, including the distribution of the electromagnetic field and torque output, and particularly the relationship between them. In addition, conventional studies of hydraulic torque motors generally assume an evenly distributed magnetic flux field and ignore the influence of special mechanical geometry in the air gaps, which may compromise the accuracy of analyzing the result and the high-precision motion control performance. Therefore, the objective of this study is to conduct a detailed analysis of the distribution of the magnetic field and torque output; the influence of limiting holes in the air gaps is considered to improve the accuracy of both numerical computation and analytical modeling. The structure and working principle of the torque motor are presented first. The magnetic field distribution in the air gaps and the magnetic saturation in the iron blocks are analyzed by using a numerical approach. Subsequently, the torque generation with respect to the current input and assembly errors is analyzed in detail. This shows that the influence of limiting holes on the magnetic field is consistent with that on torque generation. Following this, a novel modified equivalent magnetic circuit is proposed to formulate the torque output of the hydraulic torque motor analytically. The comparison among the modified equivalent magnetic circuit, the conventional modeling approach and the numerical computation is conducted, and it is found that the proposed method helps to improve the modeling accuracy by taking into account the effect of special geometry inside the air gaps.

  1. sócio-funcional em idosos

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    Francielli Brito da Fonseca

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Se trata de una investigación realizada con el objetivo de construir un instrumento de evaluación para ancianos. La investigación fue desarrollada entre marzo y septiembre de 2007, por medio de la revisión de literatura, identificación y análisis de diversos instrumentos/escalas propuestos para la evaluación funcional. A partir del análisis de nueve escalas, se construyó el Instrumento de Evaluación Socio-funcional en Ancianos, que se compone de dos partes: la primera, cuyo objetivo es obtener datos de identificación, representación del estado de salud y desempeño social de los ancianos; la segunda busca realizar la evaluación funcional propiamente dicha. El instrumento fue evaluado por cuatro jueces y después fue aplicado a diez ancianos con diversos grados de dependencia. Se reveló de fácil aplicación y útil en la identificación de los factores que intervienen en la salud de la persona anciana, así como, en la evaluación del grado de dependencia, ofreciendo subsidios para la planificación del trabajo en salud y asistencia a los ancianos.

  2. Torque control for electric motors

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    Bernard, C. A.

    1980-01-01

    Method for adjusting electric-motor torque output to accomodate various loads utilizes phase-lock loop to control relay connected to starting circuit. As load is imposed, motor slows down, and phase lock is lost. Phase-lock signal triggers relay to power starting coil and generate additional torque. Once phase lock is recoverd, relay restores starting circuit to its normal operating mode.

  3. Momentum Confinement at Low Torque

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    Solomon, W.M.; Burrell, K.H.; deGrassie, J.S.; Budny, R.; Groebner, R.J.; Heidbrink, W.W.; Kinsey, J.E.; Kramer, G.J.; Makowski, M.A.; Mikkelsen, D.; Nazikian, R.; Petty, C.C.; Politzer, P.A.; Scott, S.D.; Van Zeeland, M.A.; Zarnstorff, M.C.

    2007-01-01

    Momentum confinement was investigated on DIII-D as a function of applied neutral beam torque at constant normalized β N , by varying the mix of co (parallel to the plasma current) and counter neutral beams. Under balanced neutral beam injection (i.e. zero total torque to the plasma), the plasma maintains a significant rotation in the co-direction. This 'intrinsic' rotation can be modeled as being due to an offset in the applied torque (i.e. an 'anomalous torque'). This anomalous torque appears to have a magnitude comparable to one co-neutral beam source. The presence of such an anomalous torque source must be taken into account to obtain meaningful quantities describing momentum transport, such as the global momentum confinement time and local diffusivities. Studies of the mechanical angular momentum in ELMing H-mode plasmas with elevated q min show that the momentum confinement time improves as the torque is reduced. In hybrid plasmas, the opposite effect is observed, namely that momentum confinement improves at high torque/rotation. The relative importance of E x B shearing between the two is modeled using GLF23 and may suggest a possible explanation.

  4. Desempenho muscular isocinético dos ombros em atletas de rúgbi = Isokinetic muscle performance of shoulders in rugby athletes

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    Tadiello, Gerson Saciloto

    2017-01-01

    CONCLUSÕES: Os atletas amadores de rúgbi apresentaram um desempenho muscular inferior do membro não dominante quando comparado ao membro dominante na análise do pico de torque. Essa diferença não havia sido encontrada nos demais estudos com atletas de rúgbi e acreditamos que este resultado se justifique pela falta de treinamentos mais frequentes e adequados desses atletas amadores

  5. Hybrid synchronous motor electromagnetic torque research

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    Suvorkova Elena E.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Electromagnetic field distribution models in reluctance and permanent magnet parts were made by means of Elcut. Dependences of electromagnetic torque on torque angle were obtained.

  6. Electron spin torque in atoms

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    Hara, Takaaki; Senami, Masato; Tachibana, Akitomo

    2012-01-01

    The spin torque and zeta force, which govern spin dynamics, are studied by using monoatoms in their steady states. We find nonzero local spin torque in transition metal atoms, which is in balance with the counter torque, the zeta force. We show that d-orbital electrons have a crucial effect on these torques. Nonzero local chirality density in transition metal atoms is also found, though the electron mass has the effect to wash out nonzero chirality density. Distribution patterns of the chirality density are the same for Sc–Ni atoms, though the electron density distributions are different. -- Highlights: ► Nonzero local spin torque is found in the steady states of transition metal atoms. ► The spin steady state is realized by the existence of a counter torque, zeta force. ► D-orbital electrons have a crucial effect on the spin torque and zeta force. ► Nonzero local chiral density is found in spite of the washout by the electron mass. ► Chiral density distribution have the same pattern for Sc–Ni atoms.

  7. ¿Discapacidad o diversidad funcional?

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    Joan CANIMAS BRUGUÉ

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Hasta hoy disponemos de tres paradigmas para pensar lo que aún llamamos discapacidad: el médico, el social y el biopsicosocial (que ha intentado integrar y superar la confrontación entre los dos primeros. El Foro de Vida Independiente (FVI y los autores y activistas que ayudan a profundizar y a extender sus propuestas celebran el avance que ha supuesto el paradigma biopsicosocial, pero no lo comparten y proponen un nuevo modelo que llaman de la diversidad funcional, una versión hermenéutica del paradigma social. Este artículo intenta identificar los problemas que el modelo de la diversidad funcional plantea a la ética aplicada, y se centra en dos de ellos. El primero es: si lo que ahora consideramos deficiencia es interpretado únicamente como diversidad, ¿qué argumentos tendríamos para no respetar la decisión de unos padres de no corregir una deficiencia física, intelectual o del desarrollo de sus hijos, pudiéndolo hacer con una terapia eficaz, razonable y sin riesgos? ¿Y para impedir que les produzcan una deficiencia? El segundo problema es: ¿Cómo justificar la necesidad de discriminación positiva (más recursos y atenciones y más investigación médica y tecnológica a las personas con diversidad funcional e incluso de apoyo, si se considera que su manera de funcionar no es ni mejor ni peor que las otras?

  8. Interdependencia Funcional de la Crianza Positiva Materna

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    Gaxiola Romero, José Concepción; Universidad de Sonora; Gaxiola Villa, Eunice; Frías Armenta, Martha

    2017-01-01

    Según la teoría del desarrollo de la psicopatología, algunas trayectorias del desarrollo resultan en adaptación, otras en psicopatología. Nuestra hipótesis es que algunas variables positivas son funcionales a la adaptación psicológica y participan en nicho adaptativos, que son contextos donde regularmente encontramos las competencias adaptativas, como el estilo de crianza positivo materno. El objetivo del estudio fue probar en un modelo de trayectorias, la interdependencia funcional del estil...

  9. Seguridad funcional de sensores de gas

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    Vega Remesal, Ángel; Medic Pejic, Ljiljana; Garcia Torrent, Javier

    2013-01-01

    La protección adecuada de los equipos o sistemas que han de trabajar en atmósferas potencialmente explosivas no es suficiente cuando se trata de la seguridad frente a posibles explosiones o a la prevención de potenciales riesgos directos de las personas, en cuyo caso deben estar amparados también por la llamada seguridad funcional que exige una serie de requisitos adicionales, cuya documentación debe proporcionar el fabricante de los equipos, junto con su manual de instrucciones.

  10. Funciones sociales del consumo: un caso extremo

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    JOSÉ CASTILLO CASTILLO

    1994-01-01

    El consumo religioso de reliquías de santos durante la edad media cumple semejantes funciones sociales para su época que el consumo economico de objetos para la nuestra: El de reforzar real y simbólicamente las estructuras de prestigio, riqueza y poder de sus respectivas sociedades. El ámbito de la sociología del consumo no se circunscribe a los estrechos límites de las llamadas sociedades de consumo de masas. en el presente caso, el estudio del pasado ilumina procesos sociales propios de nue...

  11. Funciones sociales del consumo: un caso extremo

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    JOSÉ CASTILLO CASTILLO

    1994-01-01

    Full Text Available El consumo religioso de reliquías de santos durante la edad media cumple semejantes funciones sociales para su época que el consumo economico de objetos para la nuestra: El de reforzar real y simbólicamente las estructuras de prestigio, riqueza y poder de sus respectivas sociedades. El ámbito de la sociología del consumo no se circunscribe a los estrechos límites de las llamadas sociedades de consumo de masas. en el presente caso, el estudio del pasado ilumina procesos sociales propios de nuestros días.

  12. Quick torque coupling

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    Luft, Peter A [El Cerrito, CA

    2009-05-12

    A coupling for mechanically connecting modular tubular struts of a positioning apparatus or space frame, comprising a pair of toothed rings (10, 12) attached to separate strut members (16), the teeth (18, 20) of the primary rings (10, 12) mechanically interlocking in both an axial and circumferential manner, and a third part comprising a sliding, toothed collar (14) the teeth (22) of which interlock the teeth (18, 20) of the primary rings (10, 12), preventing them from disengaging, and completely locking the assembly together. A secondary mechanism provides a nesting force for the collar, and/or retains it. The coupling is self-contained and requires no external tools for installation, and can be assembled with gloved hands in demanding environments. No gauging or measured torque is required for assembly. The assembly can easily be visually inspected to determine a "go" or "no-go" status. The coupling is compact and relatively light-weight. Because of it's triply interlocking teeth, the connection is rigid. The connection does not primarily rely on clamps, springs or friction based fasteners, and is therefore reliable in fail-safe applications.

  13. Thermomagnetic torques in polyatomic gases

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    Hildebrandt, A. F.; Wood, C. T.

    1972-01-01

    The application of the Scott effect to the dynamics of galactic and stellar rotation is investigated. Efforts were also made to improve the sensitivity and stability of torque measurements and understand the microscopic mechanism that causes the Scott effect.

  14. 14 CFR 27.361 - Engine torque.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Engine torque. 27.361 Section 27.361... STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Strength Requirements Flight Loads § 27.361 Engine torque. (a) For turbine engines, the limit torque may not be less than the highest of— (1) The mean torque for maximum...

  15. 40 CFR 1065.310 - Torque calibration.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Torque calibration. 1065.310 Section... Conditions § 1065.310 Torque calibration. (a) Scope and frequency. Calibrate all torque-measurement systems including dynamometer torque measurement transducers and systems upon initial installation and after major...

  16. Adaptive Engine Torque Compensation with Driveline Model

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    Park Jinrak

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Engine net torque is the total torque generated by the engine side, and includes the fuel combustion torque, the friction torque, and additionally the starter motor torque in case of hybrid vehicles. The engine net torque is utilized to control powertrain items such as the engine itself, the transmission clutch, also the engine clutch, and it must be accurate for the precise powertrain control. However, this net torque can vary with the engine operating conditions like the engine wear, the changes of the atmospheric pressure and the friction torque. Thus, this paper proposes the adaptive engine net torque compensator using driveline model which can cope with the net torque change according to engine operating conditions. The adaptive compensator was applied on the parallel hybrid vehicle and investigated via MATLAB Simcape Driveline simulation.

  17. Fatores determinantes da capacidade funcional entre idosos

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    Tereza Etsuko da Costa Rosa

    2003-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO; Investigar a influência de fatores socioeconômicos e demográficos relativos à saúde, bem como os fatores ligados às atividades sociais e à avaliação subjetiva da saúde sobre a capacidade funcional dos idosos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, integrante de estudo multicêntrico, em amostra representativa do município de São Paulo, realizado em 1989. A capacidade funcional foi avaliada através da escala de atividades da vida diária pessoal e instrumental e investigada como variável dicotômica: ausência de dependência - incapacidade/dificuldade em nenhuma das atividades versus presença de dependência moderada/grave - incapacidade/dificuldade em 4 ou mais atividades. Análise de regressão logística múltipla foi aplicada aos fatores hierarquicamente agrupados. RESULTADOS: As características que se associaram com a dependência moderada/grave foram analfabetismo, ser aposentado, ser pensionista, ser dona de casa, não ser proprietário da moradia, ter mais de 65 anos, ter composição familiar multigeracional, ter sido internado nos últimos 6 meses, ser "caso" no rastreamento de saúde mental, não visitar amigos, ter problemas de visão, ter história de derrame, não visitar parentes e ter avaliação pessimista da saúde ao se comparar com seus pares. CONCLUSÕES: As características identificadas que se associaram à dependência moderada/grave sugerem uma complexa rede causal do declínio da capacidade funcional. Pode-se supor, entretanto, que ações preventivas especificamente voltadas para certos fatores podem propiciar benefícios para o prolongamento do bem estar da população idosa.

  18. Fatores determinantes da capacidade funcional entre idosos

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    Rosa Tereza Etsuko da Costa

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO; Investigar a influência de fatores socioeconômicos e demográficos relativos à saúde, bem como os fatores ligados às atividades sociais e à avaliação subjetiva da saúde sobre a capacidade funcional dos idosos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal, integrante de estudo multicêntrico, em amostra representativa do município de São Paulo, realizado em 1989. A capacidade funcional foi avaliada através da escala de atividades da vida diária pessoal e instrumental e investigada como variável dicotômica: ausência de dependência - incapacidade/dificuldade em nenhuma das atividades versus presença de dependência moderada/grave - incapacidade/dificuldade em 4 ou mais atividades. Análise de regressão logística múltipla foi aplicada aos fatores hierarquicamente agrupados. RESULTADOS: As características que se associaram com a dependência moderada/grave foram analfabetismo, ser aposentado, ser pensionista, ser dona de casa, não ser proprietário da moradia, ter mais de 65 anos, ter composição familiar multigeracional, ter sido internado nos últimos 6 meses, ser "caso" no rastreamento de saúde mental, não visitar amigos, ter problemas de visão, ter história de derrame, não visitar parentes e ter avaliação pessimista da saúde ao se comparar com seus pares. CONCLUSÕES: As características identificadas que se associaram à dependência moderada/grave sugerem uma complexa rede causal do declínio da capacidade funcional. Pode-se supor, entretanto, que ações preventivas especificamente voltadas para certos fatores podem propiciar benefícios para o prolongamento do bem estar da população idosa.

  19. Entrenamiento Cognitivo de las Funciones Ejecutivas en la Edad Escolar

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    María Luisa Betancur-Caro

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo nuestro objetivo es evaluar y analizar el Rendimiento Académico de un niño en edad escolar a partir de un programa de entrenamiento cognitivo de las Funciones Ejecutivas. Realizamos el estudio de caso en tres momentos: evaluación inicial pretest con subpruebas de la Banfe y la ENI; identificamos el estado de las funciones ejecutivas, el entrenamiento cognitivo del Control Inhibitorio, la Fluidez y la Planeación, y la evaluación final postest con el mismo repertorio de la evaluación inicial, a fin de identificar los logros del entrenamiento cognitivo sobre las funciones ejecutivas y el rendimiento académico. Resultados y conclusiones: El entrenamiento cognitivo favoreció las funciones ejecutivas estimuladas; sin embargo, no logramos demostrar una relación concluyente entre las funciones ejecutivas y el rendimiento académico.

  20. Entrenamiento Cognitivo de las Funciones Ejecutivas en la Edad Escolar

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    María Luisa Betancur-Caro

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo nuestro objetivo es evaluar y analizar el Rendimiento Académico de un niño en edad escolar a partir de un programa de entrenamiento cognitivo de las Funciones Ejecutivas. Realizamos el estudio de caso en tres momentos: evaluación inicial pretest con subpruebas de la Banfe y la ENI; identificamos el estado de las funciones ejecutivas, el entrenamiento cognitivo del Control Inhibitorio, la Fluidez y la Planeación, y la evaluación final postest con el mismo repertorio de la evaluación inicial, a fin de identificar los logros del entrenamiento cognitivo sobre las funciones ejecutivas y el rendimiento académico. Resultados y conclusiones: El entrenamiento cognitivo favoreció las funciones ejecutivas estimuladas; sin embargo, no logramos demostrar una relación concluyente entre las funciones ejecutivas y el rendimiento académico.

  1. The Mysterious Southern Torque

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    McDowell, M. S.

    2004-05-01

    Something weird happened to twist the southern hemisphere out of alignment with the northern, as evidenced by the positions of the mountain ranges of North and South America, the Atlantic MAR, and the closure of West Africa to North America - all smooth were the torque reversed. What happened, and when, and why? We identify a number of global "cracks" of almost exactly the same length and direction, with some, even more peculiarly, turning the same angle, and proceeding an equal distance in the new direction. The Emperor-Hawaiian chain, the Louisville chain and the west coast of North America, as examples, are essentially parallel. Their northerly legs follow the angle of the axis of orbital ellipse. But then they all make equal 45 degree easterly bends, to 17.5 NW, and continue on, still parallel, for very similar distances. It is the same at the north coast of South America, and the mid-section of the MAR from 46W to 12W. It is the distance from the Cameroons to Kenya, from the south end of the Red Sea to the SE Indian Ridge at the Nema Fracture zone, from west to east of the Nazca plate.What is all this? Coincidence? Seeing things? Researchers have attributed plate motion or hot spot motion or both or absolutely none, to all of the above. Geophysicists have dated the surfaces from Archean to Pleistocene by all possible scientific means, certainly no possible correlation can be made. Yet we postulate the physical reality can be demonstrated. It is so global a phenomenon that it is well beyond what a hot spot or a plate could do. Even a really tremendous impact would have trouble making such precise geometric arrangements. So what is it - perhaps the angle of rotation, or the inertia of northern hemisphere mass above the geoid? And if so, then, what changed it? It would seem that some huge imbalance occurred. Suppose the whole bottom blew out of the southern hemisphere, and the center of mass drastically altered. Suppose some unknown universal force changed our

  2. Maracujá: um alimento funcional?

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    Maria Luiza Zeraik

    Full Text Available Este artigo é uma revisão bibliográfica sobre as espécies brasileiras de Passiflora (Passiflora edulis fo. flavicarpa O. Deg., P. alata Curtis e P. edulis fo. edulis. A maioria dos artigos da literatura focaliza somente as folhas de Passiflora, enquanto que esta revisão contém informações sobre a polpa, cascas e sementes dos frutos do maracujá, com destaque para a composição química, estudos nutricionais e farmacológicos. O enfoque nos frutos do maracujá fundamenta-se no amplo consumo do suco de maracujá (fresco ou industrializado no Brasil e também nas investigações em andamento para avaliar o seu potencial uso como alimento funcional.

  3. Integral torque balance in tokamaks

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    Pustovitov, V.D.

    2011-01-01

    The study is aimed at clarifying the balance between the sinks and sources in the problem of intrinsic plasma rotation in tokamaks reviewed recently by deGrassie (2009 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 51 124047). The integral torque on the toroidal plasma is calculated analytically using the most general magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) plasma model taking account of plasma anisotropy and viscosity. The contributions due to several mechanisms are separated and compared. It is shown that some of them, though, possibly, important in establishing the rotation velocity profile in the plasma, may give small input into the integral torque, but an important contribution can come from the magnetic field breaking the axial symmetry of the configuration. In tokamaks, this can be the error field, the toroidal field ripple or the magnetic perturbation created by the correction coils in the dedicated experiments. The estimates for the error-field-induced electromagnetic torque show that the amplitude of this torque is comparable to the typical values of torques introduced into the plasma by neutral beam injection. The obtained relations allow us to quantify the effect that can be produced by the existing correction coils in tokamaks on the plasma rotation, which can be used in experiments to study the origin and physics of intrinsic rotation in tokamaks. Several problems are proposed for theoretical studies and experimental tests.

  4. Diffusion of torqued active particles

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    Sandoval, Mario; Lauga, Eric

    2012-11-01

    Motivated by swimming microorganisms whose trajectories are affected by the presence of an external torque, we calculate the diffusivity of an active particle subject to an external torque and in a fluctuating environment. The analytical results are compared with Brownian dynamics simulations showing excellent agreement between theory and numerical experiments. This work was funded in part by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia of Mexico (Conacyt postdoctoral fellowship to M. S.) and the US National Science Foundation (Grant CBET-0746285 to E.L.).

  5. Comparison Between a Reference Torque Standard Machine and a Deadweight Torque Standard Machine to BE Used in Torque Calibration

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    Meng, Feng; Zhang, Zhimin; Lin, Jing

    The paper describes the reference torque standard machine with high accuracy and multifunction, developed by our institute, and introduces the structure and working principle of this machine. It has three main functions. The first function is the hydraulic torque wrench calibration function. The second function is torque multiply calibration function. The third function is reference torque standard machine function. We can calibrate the torque multipliers, hydraulic wrenches and transducers by this machine. A comparison experiment has been done between this machine and a deadweight torque standard machine. The consistency between the 30 kNm reference torque machine and the 2000 Nm dead-weight torque standard machine under the claimed uncertainties was verified.

  6. Estado de saúde de trabalhadores de enfermagem em readequação e readaptação funcional

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    Pâmella Cacciari

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo, transversal, cujo objetivo foi avaliar o estado de saúde de trabalhadores de enfermagem em readequação e readaptação funcional de um hospital universitário público do norte do Paraná. Dados de 34 trabalhadores foram coletados por meio da aplicação do Medical Outcomes Studies 36 - item Short Form (MOS SF-36. Os resultados mostraram que problemas físicos foram o motivo da readaptação funcional em 91,2% dos casos. Dos oito domínios avaliados pelo MOS SF-36, dor corporal, vitalidade e saúde em geral receberam os piores escores e os melhores escores foram atribuídos a aspectos do componente saúde mental. Os trabalhadores readequados e readaptados por motivo físico apresentaram escores inferiores em todos os domínios, exceto no desempenho emocional, em relação àqueles readaptados por problema mental. A avaliação da percepção de saúde desses trabalhadores revelou que a readequação e readaptação é uma estratégia desenvolvida para potencializar a capacidade funcional dos trabalhadores, apesar de suas limitações.

  7. Lóbulos frontales y funciones ejecutivas en transexuales

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    Orozco Calderón,Gabriela; Ostrosky Shejet,Feggy

    2012-01-01

    Una persona transexual se define como aquella que presenta una incongruencia entre el fenotipo físico y la identidad de género. Existen transexuales nacidos hombres pero con identidad de género de mujer. Se ha propuesto que uno de los orígenes de esta condición radica en los efectos que las hormonas esteroides sexuales tienen sobre el desarrollo cerebral a nivel prenatal y es posible que afecten las funciones cognitivas como las funciones ejecutivas. El objetivo fue evaluar funciones ejecutiv...

  8. Installation Torque Tables for Noncritical Applications

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    Rivera-Rosario, Hazel T.; Powell, Joseph S.

    2017-01-01

    The objective of this project is to define torque values for bolts and screws when loading is not a concern. Fasteners require a certain torque to fulfill its function and prevent failure. NASA Glenn Research Center did not have a set of fastener torque tables for non-critical applications without loads, usually referring to hand-tight or wrench-tight torqueing. The project is based on two formulas, torque and pullout load. Torque values are calculated giving way to preliminary data tables. Testing is done to various bolts and metal plates, torqueing them until the point of failure. Around 640 torque tables were developed for UNC, UNF, and M fasteners. Different lengths of thread engagement were analyzed for the 5 most common materials used at GRC. The tables were put together in an Excel spreadsheet and then formatted into a Word document. The plan is to later convert this to an official technical publication or memorandum.

  9. 14 CFR 23.361 - Engine torque.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Engine torque. 23.361 Section 23.361... Engine torque. (a) Each engine mount and its supporting structure must be designed for the effects of— (1) A limit engine torque corresponding to takeoff power and propeller speed acting simultaneously with...

  10. 14 CFR 29.361 - Engine torque.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Engine torque. 29.361 Section 29.361... STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT Strength Requirements Flight Loads § 29.361 Engine torque. The limit engine torque may not be less than the following: (a) For turbine engines, the highest of— (1) The...

  11. 14 CFR 25.361 - Engine torque.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Engine torque. 25.361 Section 25.361... STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES Structure Supplementary Conditions § 25.361 Engine torque. (a) Each engine mount and its supporting structure must be designed for the effects of— (1) A limit engine torque...

  12. Measuring the uncertainty of tapping torque

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    Belluco, Walter; De Chiffre, Leonardo

    An uncertainty budget is carried out for torque measurements performed at the Institut for Procesteknik for the evaluation of cutting fluids. Thirty test blanks were machined with one tool and one fluid, torque diagrams were recorded and the repeatability of single torque measurements was estimat...

  13. Computerized Torque Control for Large dc Motors

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    Willett, Richard M.; Carroll, Michael J.; Geiger, Ronald V.

    1987-01-01

    Speed and torque ranges in generator mode extended. System of shunt resistors, electronic switches, and pulse-width modulation controls torque exerted by large, three-phase, electronically commutated dc motor. Particularly useful for motor operating in generator mode because it extends operating range to low torque and high speed.

  14. Neurofisiología y funciones mentales

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    Carlos Moreno B.

    1994-04-01

    Full Text Available El editor de la revista Nature, al comentar una revisión sobre el estado de las neurociencias, el 15 de octubre de 1981, afirmo: "En cierto sentido, las neurociencias están en el filo de la navaja de la nueva biología. Enriquecidas por la información novedosa y fortalecidas con un desfile vertiginoso de nuevas técnicas, están comprometidas con una de las más molestas y antiguas preguntas: ¿Cómo lleva a cabo sus funciones la representación física de la mente, llamada cerebro? Pero en otro sentido, las neurociencias incluyen algunas de las investigaciones más fastidiosas. EI continuo progreso de la técnica, tan veloz como podamos imaginarlo, es con frecuencia una fuente de frustración y desilusión para los investigadores. La que está de moda este año con las neuronas, puede ser el descarte del próximo... En general, las neurociencias están en el negocio de fabricar ladrillos sin barro.

  15. TIC y diversidad funcional: conocimiento del profesorado

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    José María Fernández Batanero

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available La educación de calidad en igualdad y equidad requiere el compromiso de todos los miembros de la comunidad educativa. Este se adquiere favoreciendo la formación permanente del profesorado, un aprendizaje continuo adaptado a las necesidades y a las características de los alumnos. En este contexto, el presente artículo muestra los resultados de una investigación cuyo propósito ha sido conocer el nivel de formación y conocimiento del profesorado de educación primaria de Andalucía, con respecto a la aplicación de las TIC a personas con diversidad funcional. El diseño de investigación utilizado ha sido de tipo mixto (metodología cuantitativa y cualitativa, analizándose 342 cuestionarios suministrados a docentes de educación primaria y 84 entrevistas realizadas a informantes claves (miembros de equipos directivos, coordinadores TIC, directores y asesores tecnológicos de centros de formación del profesorado. Entre las conclusiones podemos destacar la falta de conciencia y preparación por parte del profesorado, así como que el desarrollo de experiencias de formación en este ámbito sigue siendo insuficiente y, en ocasiones, inexistente.

  16. La sexualidad en la discapacidad funcional

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    Patricia Vélez-Laguado

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Una realidad es que hombres y mujeres con discapacidad funcional están inmersos en las sociedades que, siendo internamente imperfectas, han establecido un modelo de perfección al que ningún miembro concreto de ellas tiene acceso, y que definen la manera de ser física, sensorial o psíquicamente y las reglas de funcionamiento social. Y esto se relaciona con las ideas de perfección y "normalidad" establecidas por un amplio sector que tiene poder y por el concepto de mayorías meramente cuantitativas. La sexualidad y la función sexual en las personas discapacitadas son aspectos no aceptados por la sociedad en general que, por el contrario, los estigmatiza, conllevando a la marginación, malos tratos, violación de los derechos sexuales y reproductivos, explotación, asignación de papeles pasivos, olvido y la creación de un sinnúmero de mitos y tabúes en torno a la salud sexual y reproductiva de ellos.

  17. La Gramática Discursivo-Funcional

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    Hengeveld, K.; Mackenzie, J.L.

    2011-01-01

    La Gramática Discursivo-Funcional (GDF) es una teoría funcional del lenguaje de inspiración tipológica que presenta una organización descendente (top-down) con el objeto de alcanzar la adecuación psicológica y que toma el Acto Discursivo como unidad básica de análisis para lograr la adecuación

  18. Números polares de P en el cuerpo de funciones hermitianas

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    Wilson Olaya León

    2008-01-01

    En este artículo presentamos una caracterización de los números polares (o no lagunas) del lugar infinito en el cuerpo de funciones hermitia- nas. Más aún, mostraremos que en dicho cuerpo de funciones los números polares de P∞ determinan una base explícita para el espacio vectorial aso- ciado al divisor mP∞ .

  19. Low-Torque Seal Development

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    Lattime, Scott B.; Borowski, Richard

    2009-01-01

    The EcoTurn Class K production prototypes have passed all AAR qualification tests and received conditional approval. The accelerated life test on the second set of seals is in progress. Due to the performance of the first set, no problems are expected.The seal has demonstrated superior performance over the HDL seal in the test lab with virtually zero torque and excellent contamination exclusion and grease retention.

  20. Torque application technique and apparatus

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    Pineault, Raymond P.

    1993-11-01

    A tool which produces a measured torque is coupled to a bolt head or nut, located in a relatively inaccessible area, by apparatus which includes a wrench member affixed to an adaptor. The wrench member is sized and shaped to engage the fastener to be operated upon and the adaptor has a tubular construction with a tool engaging socket at one end. The adaptor is provided with an elongated slot which accommodates any wires which may pass through the fastener.

  1. Spin Transfer Torque in Graphene

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    Lin, Chia-Ching; Chen, Zhihong

    2014-03-01

    Graphene is an idea channel material for spin transport due to its long spin diffusion length. To develop graphene based spin logic, it is important to demonstrate spin transfer torque in graphene. Here, we report the experimental measurement of spin transfer torque in graphene nonlocal spin valve devices. Assisted by a small external in-plane magnetic field, the magnetization reversal of the receiving magnet is induced by pure spin diffusion currents from the injector magnet. The magnetization switching is reversible between parallel and antiparallel configurations by controlling the polarity of the applied charged currents. Current induced heating and Oersted field from the nonlocal charge flow have also been excluded in this study. Next, we further enhance the spin angular momentum absorption at the interface of the receiving magnet and graphene channel by removing the tunneling barrier in the receiving magnet. The device with a tunneling barrier only at the injector magnet shows a comparable nonlocal spin valve signal but lower electrical noise. Moreover, in the same preset condition, the critical charge current density for spin torque in the single tunneling barrier device shows a substantial reduction if compared to the double tunneling barrier device.

  2. Space Suit Joint Torque Testing

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    Valish, Dana J.

    2011-01-01

    In 2009 and early 2010, a test was performed to quantify the torque required to manipulate joints in several existing operational and prototype space suits in an effort to develop joint torque requirements appropriate for a new Constellation Program space suit system. The same test method was levied on the Constellation space suit contractors to verify that their suit design meets the requirements. However, because the original test was set up and conducted by a single test operator there was some question as to whether this method was repeatable enough to be considered a standard verification method for Constellation or other future space suits. In order to validate the method itself, a representative subset of the previous test was repeated, using the same information that would be available to space suit contractors, but set up and conducted by someone not familiar with the previous test. The resultant data was compared using graphical and statistical analysis and a variance in torque values for some of the tested joints was apparent. Potential variables that could have affected the data were identified and re-testing was conducted in an attempt to eliminate these variables. The results of the retest will be used to determine if further testing and modification is necessary before the method can be validated.

  3. Limited Angle Torque Motors Having High Torque Density, Used in Accurate Drive Systems

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    R. Obreja

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A torque motor is a special electric motor that is able to develop the highest possible torque in a certain volume. A torque motor usually has a pancake configuration, and is directly jointed to a drive system (without a gear box. A limited angle torque motor is a torque motor that has no rotary electromagnetic field — in certain papers it is referred to as a linear electromagnet. The main intention of the authors for this paper is to present a means for analyzing and designing a limited angle torque motor only through the finite element method. Users nowadays require very high-performance limited angle torque motors with high density torque. It is therefore necessary to develop the highest possible torque in a relatively small volume. A way to design such motors is by using numerical methods based on the finite element method.

  4. Sistema judicial e desempenho da economia

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    Santos, Luís Máximo dos

    2004-01-01

    As instituições têm desempenhado desde sempre um papel importante na análise económica, opondo-se por vezes à teoria económica neoclássica e ao conceito do homo economicus. Actualmente considera-se que as instituições são um factor de grande importância para o desempenho das economias, em particular nos processos de crescimento e de desenvolvimento económico, a tal ponto que o Relatório sobre o Desenvolvimento Mundial de 2002 do Banco Mundial se intitula “Buiding Institutions for Markets”. No...

  5. Spin-orbit torque opposing the Oersted torque in ultrathin Co/Pt bilayers

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    Skinner, T. D., E-mail: tds32@cam.ac.uk; Irvine, A. C.; Heiss, D.; Kurebayashi, H.; Ferguson, A. J., E-mail: ajf1006@cam.ac.uk [Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0HE (United Kingdom); Wang, M.; Hindmarch, A. T.; Rushforth, A. W. [School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD (United Kingdom)

    2014-02-10

    Current-induced torques in ultrathin Co/Pt bilayers were investigated using an electrically driven ferromagnetic resonance technique. The angle dependence of the resonances, detected by a rectification effect as a voltage, was analysed to determine the symmetries and relative magnitudes of the spin-orbit torques. Both anti-damping (Slonczewski) and field-like torques were observed. As the ferromagnet thickness was reduced from 3 to 1 nm, the sign of the sum of the field-like torque and Oersted torque reversed. This observation is consistent with the emergence of a Rashba spin orbit torque in ultra-thin bilayers.

  6. Development of high torque belt CVT with torque converter; Torque converter tsuki daiyoryogata belt CVT no kaihatsu

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    Kurosawa, M; Fujikawa, T; Yoshida, K; Kobayahi, M [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    Nissan has successfully developed a new belt CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with torque converter and has installed it 2L-class vehicle for the first time in the world. This paper describes about the technology of high torque transmission, the need of torque converter, the importance of electronic control and the introduce of driving mode. As the result the CVT has improved driving performance and fuel economy for current CVT and 4 speed automatic transmission. 13 figs., 2 tabs.

  7. Defining functional dyspepsia Definiendo la dispepsia funcional

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    Fermín Mearin

    2011-12-01

    other hand, it has proven very difficult to establish a clear correlation between symptoms and pathophysiological mechanisms.La dispepsia, y la dispepsia funcional, suponen un problema de salud pública muy importante. Es fundamental disponer de una buena definición de dispepsia que nos ayude a un mejor enfoque de los síntomas, toma de decisiones e indicación de tratamiento. Durante los últimos años ha habido muchos intentos de establecer una definición de dispepsia. En la mayoría de los casos el resultado no ha sido muy afortunado y han existido discrepancias claras en si los síntomas debían o no estar relacionados con la digestión, qué tipo de síntomas se debían incluir, cuál debería ser la localización anatómica de las molestias, etc. El comité de Roma III definió la dispepsia como "síntoma o conjunto de síntomas que la mayoría de médicos consideran tienen su origen en la región gastroduodenal" incluyendo los siguientes: pesadez postprandial, saciedad precoz y dolor o ardor epigástrico; se definieron dos entidades nuevas: a síntomas dispépticos inducidos por la comida (síndrome del distrés postprandial; y b dolor epigástrico (síndrome del dolor epigástrico. Esta y otras definiciones han tenido sus ventajas y sus inconvenientes. En algunos casos han sido demasiado complejas y en otras sencillas en exceso; además, frecuentemente han pecado de ser demasiado imprecisas y poco prácticas. Por otra parte, algunas (las más recientes no son fácilmente aplicables al idioma español. En una reunión de especialistas en aparato digestivo con especial interés en los trastornos funcionales digestivos se sometieron a discusión y votación los distintos aspectos de la definición de dispepsia llegando a las siguientes conclusiones. La dispepsia se define como un conjunto de síntomas, relacionados o no con la ingesta, localizados en el hemiabdomen superior, siendo estos: a molestia (como categoría de intensidad o dolor epigástrico; b pesadez

  8. Development of a Portable Torque Wrench Tester

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    Wang, Y.; Zhang, Q.; Gou, C.; Su, D.

    2018-03-01

    A portable torque wrench tester (PTWT) with calibration range from 0.5 Nm to 60 Nm has been developed and evaluated for periodic or on-site calibration of setting type torque wrenches, indicating type torque wrenches and hand torque screwdrivers. The PTWT is easy to carry with weight about 10 kg, simple and efficient operation and energy saving with an automatic loading and calibrating system. The relative expanded uncertainty of torque realized by the PTWT was estimated to be 0.8%, with the coverage factor k=2. A comparison experiment has been done between the PTWT and a reference torque standard at our laboratory. The consistency between these two devices under the claimed uncertainties was verified.

  9. Visualización de funciones de dos variables

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    Busto Caballero, Ana Isabel

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Los alumnos de la licenciatura en Administración y Dirección de Empresas tienen dentro de los contenidos del programa de la asignatura “Matemáticas Empresariales I”, el estudio de las funciones de varias variables: continuidad, derivabilidad, diferenciabilidad y optimización. Este tema es complicado de visualizar con tiza y pizarra, a diferencia del mismo estudio realizado para funciones reales de variable real. El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar una metodología para llevar el ordenador a clase y visualizar las gráficas de las funciones de dos variables y sus características específicas, que faciliten la comprensión del tema por parte del alumno, y conseguir que los resultados obtenidos analíticamente tengan un aspecto gráfico e intuitivo.

  10. Heat-driven spin torques in antiferromagnets

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    Białek, Marcin; Bréchet, Sylvain; Ansermet, Jean-Philippe

    2018-04-01

    Heat-driven magnetization damping, which is a linear function of a temperature gradient, is predicted in antiferromagnets by considering the sublattice dynamics subjected to a heat-driven spin torque. This points to the possibility of achieving spin torque oscillator behavior. The model is based on the magnetic Seebeck effect acting on sublattices which are exchange coupled. The heat-driven spin torque is estimated and the feasibility of detecting this effect is discussed.

  11. TORQUE MEASUREMENT IN WORM AGLOMERATION MACHINE

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    Marian DUDZIAK

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the operating characteristics of the worm agglomeration machine. The paper indicates the need for continuous monitoring of the value of the torque due to the efficiency of the machine. An original structure of torque meter which is built in the standard drive system of briquetting machine was presented. A number of benefits arising from the application of the proposed solution were presented. Exemplary measurement results obtained by means of this torque meter were presented.

  12. Design of a new torque standard machine based on a torque generation method using electromagnetic force

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    Nishino, Atsuhiro; Ueda, Kazunaga; Fujii, Kenichi

    2017-01-01

    To allow the application of torque standards in various industries, we have been developing torque standard machines based on a lever deadweight system, i.e. a torque generation method using gravity. However, this method is not suitable for expanding the low end of the torque range, because of the limitations to the sizes of the weights and moment arms. In this study, the working principle of the torque generation method using an electromagnetic force was investigated by referring to watt balance experiments used for the redefinition of the kilogram. Applying this principle to a rotating coordinate system, an electromagnetic force type torque standard machine was designed and prototyped. It was experimentally demonstrated that SI-traceable torque could be generated by converting electrical power to mechanical power. Thus, for the first time, SI-traceable torque was successfully realized using a method other than that based on the force of gravity. (paper)

  13. Improvements in remote equipment torquing and fastening

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    Garin, J.

    1978-01-01

    Remote torquing and fastening is a requirement of generic interest for application in an environment not readily accessible to man. The developments over the last 30 years in torque-controlled equipment above 200 nm (150 ft/lb) have not been emphasized. The development of specialized subassemblies to torque and fasten equipment in a remotely controlled environment is an integral part of the Advanced Fuel Recycle Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Commercially available subassemblies have been adapted into a system that would provide remote torquing and fastening in the range of 200 to 750 nm (150 to 550 ft/lb). 9 figures

  14. Entrenamiento Cognitivo de las Funciones Ejecutivas en la Edad Escolar

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    María Luisa Betancur-Caro; David A. Molina; Lilian Yohana Cañizales-Romaña

    2016-01-01

    En este artículo nuestro objetivo es evaluar y analizar el Rendimiento Académico de un niño en edad escolar a partir de un programa de entrenamiento cognitivo de las Funciones Ejecutivas. Realizamos el estudio de caso en tres momentos: evaluación inicial pretest con subpruebas de la Banfe y la ENI; identificamos el estado de las funciones ejecutivas, el entrenamiento cognitivo del Control Inhibitorio, la Fluidez y la Planeación, y la evaluación final postest con el mismo repertorio de la eval...

  15. Game programmer's guide to Torque under the hood of the Torque game engine

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    Maurina , Edward F

    2006-01-01

    game programmer working with the Torque game engine must have ""The Game Programmer's Guide To Torque"": it teaches everything needed to design your own game, using experiences of game makers and industry veterans well versed in Torque technology. A Torque Game engine demo is included on an accompanying cd while step-by-step examples tell how to use it. Its focus on all the basics makes for an exceptional coverage for all levels of game programmer. -Bookwatch, August 2006

  16. Spin Orbit Torque in Ferromagnetic Semiconductors

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    2016-06-21

    Electrons not only have charges but also have spin. By utilizing the electron spin, the energy consumption of electronic devices can be reduced, their size can be scaled down and the efficiency of `read\\' and `write\\' in memory devices can be significantly improved. Hence, the manipulation of electron spin in electronic devices becomes more and more appealing for the advancement of microelectronics. In spin-based devices, the manipulation of ferromagnetic order parameter using electrical currents is a very useful means for current-driven operation. Nowadays, most of magnetic memory devices are based on the so-called spin transfer torque, which stems from the spin angular momentum transfer between a spin-polarized current and the magnetic order parameter. Recently, a novel spin torque effect, exploiting spin-orbit coupling in non-centrosymmetric magnets, has attracted a massive amount of attention. This thesis addresses the nature of spin-orbit coupled transport and torques in non-centrosymmetric magnetic semiconductors. We start with the theoretical study of spin orbit torque in three dimensional ferromagnetic GaMnAs. Using the Kubo formula, we calculate both the current-driven field-like torque and anti-damping-like torque. We compare the numerical results with the analytical expressions in the model case of a magnetic Rashba two-dimensional electron gas. Parametric dependencies of the different torque components and similarities to the analytical results of the Rashba two-dimensional electron gas in the weak disorder limit are described. Subsequently we study spin-orbit torques in two dimensional hexagonal crystals such as graphene, silicene, germanene and stanene. In the presence of staggered potential and exchange field, the valley degeneracy can be lifted and we obtain a valley-dependent Berry curvature, leading to a tunable antidamping torque by controlling the valley degree of freedom. This thesis then addresses the influence of the quantum spin Hall

  17. Insertion torque, resonance frequency, and removal torque analysis of microimplants.

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    Tseng, Yu-Chuan; Ting, Chun-Chan; Du, Je-Kang; Chen, Chun-Ming; Wu, Ju-Hui; Chen, Hong-Sen

    2016-09-01

    This study aimed to compare the insertion torque (IT), resonance frequency (RF), and removal torque (RT) among three microimplant brands. Thirty microimplants of the three brands were used as follows: Type A (titanium alloy, 1.5-mm × 8-mm), Type B (stainless steel, 1.5-mm × 8-mm), and Type C (titanium alloy, 1.5-mm × 9-mm). A synthetic bone with a 2-mm cortical bone and bone marrow was used. Each microimplant was inserted into the synthetic bone, without predrilling, to a 7 mm depth. The IT, RF, and RT were measured in both vertical and horizontal directions. One-way analysis of variance and Spearman's rank correlation coefficient tests were used for intergroup and intragroup comparisons, respectively. In the vertical test, the ITs of Type C (7.8 Ncm) and Type B (7.5 Ncm) were significantly higher than that of Type A (4.4 Ncm). The RFs of Type C (11.5 kHz) and Type A (10.2 kHz) were significantly higher than that of Type B (7.5 kHz). Type C (7.4 Ncm) and Type B (7.3 Ncm) had significantly higher RTs than did Type A (4.1 Ncm). In the horizontal test, both the ITs and RTs were significantly higher for Type C, compared with Type A. No significant differences were found among the groups, and the study hypothesis was accepted. Type A had the lowest inner/outer diameter ratio and widest apical facing angle, engendering the lowest IT and highest RF values. However, no significant correlations in the IT, RF, and RT were observed among the three groups. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Taiwan.

  18. Programación funcional: conceptos y perspectivas

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    González Osorio, Fabio Augusto

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo muestra conceptos subyacentes a la programación funcional, así como características que los hacen un enfoque particular y novedoso de la programación que lo convierten en una clara opción frente al enfoque imperativo convencional en el área del desarrollo de software.

  19. Torque Measurement at the Single Molecule Level

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    Forth, Scott; Sheinin, Maxim Y.; Inman, James; Wang, Michelle D.

    2017-01-01

    Methods for exerting and measuring forces on single molecules have revolutionized the study of the physics of biology. However, it is often the case that biological processes involve rotation or torque generation, and these parameters have been more difficult to access experimentally. Recent advances in the single molecule field have led to the development of techniques which add the capability of torque measurement. By combining force, displacement, torque, and rotational data, a more comprehensive description of the mechanics of a biomolecule can be achieved. In this review, we highlight a number of biological processes for which torque plays a key mechanical role. We describe the various techniques that have been developed to directly probe the torque experienced by a single molecule, and detail a variety of measurements made to date using these new technologies. We conclude by discussing a number of open questions and propose systems of study which would be well suited for analysis with torsional measurement techniques. PMID:23541162

  20. Estimating Torque Imparted on Spacecraft Using Telemetry

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    Lee, Allan Y.; Wang, Eric K.; Macala, Glenn A.

    2013-01-01

    There have been a number of missions with spacecraft flying by planetary moons with atmospheres; there will be future missions with similar flybys. When a spacecraft such as Cassini flies by a moon with an atmosphere, the spacecraft will experience an atmospheric torque. This torque could be used to determine the density of the atmosphere. This is because the relation between the atmospheric torque vector and the atmosphere density could be established analytically using the mass properties of the spacecraft, known drag coefficient of objects in free-molecular flow, and the spacecraft velocity relative to the moon. The density estimated in this way could be used to check results measured by science instruments. Since the proposed methodology could estimate disturbance torque as small as 0.02 N-m, it could also be used to estimate disturbance torque imparted on the spacecraft during high-altitude flybys.

  1. A magneto-rheological fluid-based torque sensor for smart torque wrench application

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    Ahmadkhanlou, Farzad; Washington, Gregory N.

    2013-04-01

    In this paper, the authors have developed a new application where MR fluid is being used as a sensor. An MR-fluid based torque wrench has been developed with a rotary MR fluid-based damper. The desired set torque ranges from 1 to 6 N.m. Having continuously controllable yield strength, the MR fluid-based torque wrench presents a great advantage over the regular available torque wrenches in the market. This design is capable of providing continuous set toque from the lower limit to the upper limit while regular torque wrenches provide discrete set torques only at some limited points. This feature will be especially important in high fidelity systems where tightening torque is very critical and the tolerances are low.

  2. Next generation spin torque memories

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    Kaushik, Brajesh Kumar; Kulkarni, Anant Aravind; Prajapati, Sanjay

    2017-01-01

    This book offers detailed insights into spin transfer torque (STT) based devices, circuits and memories. Starting with the basic concepts and device physics, it then addresses advanced STT applications and discusses the outlook for this cutting-edge technology. It also describes the architectures, performance parameters, fabrication, and the prospects of STT based devices. Further, moving from the device to the system perspective it presents a non-volatile computing architecture composed of STT based magneto-resistive and all-spin logic devices and demonstrates that efficient STT based magneto-resistive and all-spin logic devices can turn the dream of instant on/off non-volatile computing into reality.

  3. Capacidad funcional y salud: orientaciones para cuidar al adulto mayor

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: valorar la salud y la capacidad funcional de ancianos con dependencia funcional para el autocuidado, como elementos para orientar el cuidado de enfermería y el cuidado familiar en casa. Metodología: estudio descriptivo transversal en 40 personas de 65 y más años con dependencia funcional, cuidados por familiar, en Envigado Colombia; muestreo por conveniencia. Valoración de la capacidad funcional con el índice de Katz y la escala de Lawton y Brody, ajustados según grupo de Neurociencias, Universidad de Antioquia. Hallazgos: población entre 67 y 98 años, edad promedio 84,08 años; 82,5% mujeres. Sistemas orgánicos más afectados: cardiovascular, osteomuscular y neurológico; entre 47,5% y 27,5% de los ancianos los tenían comprometidos. Se identificaron dos comportamientos: los hombres, y las personas de edad más avanzada, con mayores grados de dependencia en las actividades básicas e instrumentales; no se determinó asociación estadística por el pequeño tamaño muestral. Las actividades básicas estaban afectadas así: entre el 67,5% y el 55% de los ancianos requería ayuda; y las actividades instrumentales estuvieron comprometidas: entre el 95% y el 75% de los ancianos son totalmente dependientes en ellas. Conclusiones: Enfermería ha de considerar la valoración de la capacidad funcional articulada al estado de salud integral de los ancianos, para orientar su cuidado y apoyar a los cuida-dores familiares. Esto además previene dependencias de cuidado innecesarias que estarían en contra de las aspiraciones del adulto mayor como individuo autónomo e independiente. Es tarea de profesionales en enfermería capacitar a cuidadores familiares sobre valoración de la capacidad funcional.

  4. Drag and Torque on Locked Screw Propeller

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    Tomasz Tabaczek

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Few data on drag and torque on locked propeller towed in water are available in literature. Those data refer to propellers of specific geometry (number of blades, blade area, pitch and skew of blades. The estimation of drag and torque of an arbitrary propeller considered in analysis of ship resistance or propulsion is laborious. The authors collected and reviewed test data available in the literature. Based on collected data there were developed the empirical formulae for estimation of hydrodynamic drag and torque acting on locked screw propeller. Supplementary CFD computations were carried out in order to prove the applicability of the formulae to modern moderately skewed screw propellers.

  5. Correlação entre a dinamometria e teste funcional em atletas de handebol

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    Fabiano Fernandes da Silva

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: São poucas as informações que relacionam testes funcionais com testes mais precisos, como a dinamometria isocinética. OBJETIVO: Correlacionar as variáveis isocinéticas pico de torque (PT, potência média (PM e trabalho total (TT de rotadores internos de ombro em atletas de handebol do gênero masculino com o teste funcional de arremesso de medicine ball (AMB. MÉTODOS: Participaram desse estudo 25 atletas amadores de handebol do gênero masculino com idade média 17,72 ± 2,16 anos. A coleta de dados foi realizada em dois dias diferentes, respeitando intervalo mínimo de 48 horas entre as sessões. De maneira aleatória, definida por sorteio, os atletas faziam o teste isocinético ou o teste de AMB. Para o teste de AMB, o atleta deveria arremessar uma medicine ball de 3 kg a maior distância possível. Para análise isocinética, foram utilizadas as velocidades de 60°/s e 180°/s avaliando a capacidade muscular dos músculos rotadores internos de ombro. Para análise de associações foram utilizados os testes de correlação de Pearson e regressão linear simples. RESULTADOS: Foram observadas associações moderadas (0,60 ≤ r < 0,70; p<0,05 para as variáveis PT, PM e TT e o teste de AMB na velocidade de 60°/s. Além disso, observaram-se associações altas (r ≥ 0,70; p<0,05 entre as variáveis estudadas na velocidade de 180°/s. CONCLUSÃO: As variáveis isocinéticas PT, PM e TT, de rotadores internos de ombro do braço dominante de atletas de handebol do gênero masculino apresentam correlação moderada a alta com o teste funcional de AMB.

  6. TDAH, funciones ejecutivas y atención

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    Amador, Juan Antonio; Krieger, Virginia Edith

    2013-01-01

    Este documento presenta las características del trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH), los síntomas y conductas alteradas asociadas al trastorno y los problemas más comunes de las personas con TDAH. También se describe el concepto de las funciones ejecutivas (FE), las relaciones entre TDAH y FE y algunas estrategias e instrumentos útiles para la evaluación de las FE.

  7. Programacion funcional y lambda cálculo

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    Jonatan Gómez Perdomo

    1998-05-01

    Full Text Available En la primera parte de este artículo se explican algunos conceptos de los lenguajes de programación, haciendo énfasis en las caracteristicas y propiedades de los lenguajes de programación funcional. En la segunda, se realiza una introducción al lambda cálculo puro, su notación, axiomas y reglas elementales.

  8. Peak torque and rate of torque development in elderly with and without fall history.

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    Bento, Paulo Cesar Barauce; Pereira, Gleber; Ugrinowitsch, Carlos; Rodacki, André Luiz Felix

    2010-06-01

    Falls are one of the greatest concerns among the elderly. A number of studies have described peak torque as one of the best fall-related predictor. No studies have comprehensively focused on the rate of torque development of the lower limb muscles among elderly fallers. Then, the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between muscle peak torque and rate of torque development of the lower limb joints in elderly with and without fall history. It was also aimed to determine whether these parameters of muscle performance (i.e., peak torque and rate of torque development) are related to the number of falls. Thirty-one women volunteered to participate in the study and were assigned in one of the groups according to the number of falls over the 12 months that preceded the present. Then, participants with no fall history (GI; n=13; 67.6[7.5] years-old), one fall (GII; n=8; 66.0[4.9] years-old) and two or more falls (GIII; n=10; 67.8[8.8] years-old) performed a number of lower limb maximal isometric voluntary contractions from which peak torque and rate of torque development were quantified. Primary outcomes indicated no peak torque differences between experimental groups in any lower limb joint. The rate of torque development of the knee flexor muscles observed in the non-fallers (GI) was greater than that observed in the fallers (Pfalls (Pelderly to rapidly reorganise the arrangement of the lower limb may play a significant role in allowing the elderly to recover balance after a trip. Thus, training stimulus aimed to improve the rate of torque development may be more beneficial to prevent falls among the elderly than other training stimulus, which are not specifically designed to improve the ability to rapidly produce large amounts of torque. Copyright (c) 2010. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  9. Intrinsic magnetic torque at low magnetic induction

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    Doria, M.M.; Oliveira, I.G. de.

    1993-01-01

    Using anisotropic London theory the intrinsic magnetic torque for extreme type II uniaxial superconductors for any value of the magnetic induction is obtained. It is considered the vortex lines straight and take into account the contribution of the supercurrents flowing inside the vortex core within the London theory. It is shown that the interline and intra line free energies give opposite torque contributions, the first drives the magnetic induction parallel to the superconductor's axis of symmetry and the second orthogonal to it. At high magnetic induction torque expression obtained generalizes V. Kogan's formula since it has no free parameters other than the anisotropy γ = m 1 /m 3 and the Ginzburg-Landau parameter κ. At low magnetic induction it is proposed a way to observe vortex chains effects in the total torque based on the fact that London theory is linear and the energy to make a single vortex line in space is independent of the magnetic induction. (author)

  10. Excitable particles in an optical torque wrench

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    Pedaci, Francesco; Huang, Zhuangxiong; van Oene, Maarten; Barland, Stephane; Dekker, Nynke H.

    2011-03-01

    The optical torque wrench is a laser trapping technique capable of applying and directly measuring torque on microscopic birefringent particles using spin momentum transfer, and has found application in the measurement of static torsional properties of biological molecules such as single DNAs. Motivated by the potential of the optical torque wrench to access the fast rotational dynamics of biological systems, a result of its all-optical manipulation and detection, we focus on the angular dynamics of the trapped birefringent particle, demonstrating its excitability in the vicinity of a critical point. This links the optical torque wrench to nonlinear dynamical systems such as neuronal and cardiovascular tissues, nonlinear optics and chemical reactions, all of which display an excitable binary (`all-or-none') response to input perturbations. On the basis of this dynamical feature, we devise and implement a conceptually new sensing technique capable of detecting single perturbation events with high signal-to-noise ratio and continuously adjustable sensitivity.

  11. TESTE DE CAMINHADA DE SEIS MINUTOS: DESEMPENHO DE CRIANÇAS COM EXCESSO DE PESO

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    Fabíola Unbehaun Cibinello

    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: O teste de caminhada de seis minutos (TC6' tem sido utilizado para avaliar a capacidade funcional do exercício em crianças. Objetivo: Comparar o desempenho no teste de caminhada de seis minutos em escolares na faixa etária entre 8 a 10 anos, conforme a classificação nutricional, com base em dois diferentes critérios. Métodos: A amostra de 226 crianças entre 8 a 10 anos foi dividida em três grupos (eutrófico, sobrepeso e obeso, de acordo com os critérios de classificação nutricional propostos pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS e pela International Obesity Task Force (IOTF e avaliada por meio do teste de caminhada de seis minutos. Resultados: A prevalência de sobrepeso e obesidade na amostra foi de 42,48% de acordo com o critério da OMS e 38,94% pelo critério da IOTF. Não ocorreram diferenças estatisticamente significantes entre os grupos eutrófico, sobrepeso e obeso, quando os resultados do TC6' foram comparados, tanto na distância percorrida quanto no percentual do predito para a criança, de acordo com os valores de referência, e também de acordo com os dois critérios de classificação nutricional. A frequência cardíaca final do teste foi estatisticamente maior nos grupos sobrepeso e obeso, tanto pelo critério OMS (p = 0,0015, quanto pelo critério IOTF (p = 0,0160 . Conclusões: Na amostra estudada não houve diferença no desempenho do TC6' entre crianças eutróficas, com sobrepeso e obesas. Porém, a frequência cardíaca final do teste foi significantemente maior entre as crianças com excesso de peso. Os resultados ressaltam que medidas de prevenção, acompanhamento e tratamento são necessárias, promovendo hábitos saudáveis.

  12. Capacidade funcional, morbidades e qualidade de vida de idosos

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    Darlene Mara dos Santos Tavares

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available La investigación tiene como objetivo describir el perfil demográfico, la capacidad funcional y la morbilidad de los ancianos, y verificar la calidad de vida relacionado con el número de incapacidad funcional y la morbilidad. Estudio transversal analítico llevado a cabo con 2.142 personas mayores. Los datos fueron recolectados en el hogar con un instrumento estructurado. El análisis se realizó distribución de frecuencias, F-test de ANOVA y Bonferroni (p<0,05. La mayoría eran mujeres, años, casado, años de escolaridad y los ingresos de un salario mínimo. Predominaron los adultos mayores discapacidades funcionales relacionadas con la movilidad y morbilidad, los problemas de visión más frecuente y la columna vertebral y la hipertensión. Las puntuaciones más altas de calidad de vida para las relaciones sociales y el funcionamiento de los sentidos y el más bajo para su desarrollo físico y la autonomía. El mayor número de incapacidad funcional y la morbilidad asociadas con bajas puntuaciones en la calidad de vida.

  13. Optical Torque Wrench: Angular Trapping, Rotation, and Torque Detection of Quartz Microparticles

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    La Porta, Arthur; Wang, Michelle D.

    2004-05-01

    We describe an apparatus that can measure the instantaneous angular displacement and torque applied to a quartz particle which is angularly trapped. Torque is measured by detecting the change in angular momentum of the transmitted trap beam. The rotational Brownian motion of the trapped particle and its power spectral density are used to determine the angular trap stiffness. The apparatus features a feedback control that clamps torque or other rotational quantities. The torque sensitivity demonstrated is ideal for the study of known biological molecular motors.

  14. Technology on precision measurement of torque and force

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    2005-12-01

    This book gives a descriptions on force standards system about movement of object, direction and structure. Next, it deals with torque standards, torque measuring instrument and torque wrench with how to use, explanations, unit and test. This book written by Korea Association of standards and testing organizations is for exact measurement and test of force and torque.

  15. Influence of Closed Stator Slots on Cogging Torque

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    Ion, Trifu; Leban, Krisztina Monika; Ritchie, Ewen

    2013-01-01

    Cogging torque results due interaction of magnetic field of magnets and stator slots, and have negative effects on permanent magnet machines such as vibrations, noise, torque ripples and problems during turbine start-up and cut-in. In order to reduce cogging torque this paper presents a study...... of influence of closed stator slots on cogging torque using magnetic slot wedges....

  16. CULTURA DE APRENDIZAGEM E DESEMPENHO NAS TV’S CEARENSES

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    Antonia Silva

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo insere-se no campo da Cultura de Aprendizagem Organizacional. Procura-se analisar a relação entre a Cultura de Aprendizagem (CA e o Desempenho Organizacional (DO em emissoras de TVs cearense, na percepção de seus colaboradores. Trata-se de uma survey descritiva, com uma abordagem quantitativa. Na coleta de dados, utilizou-se o questionário “DLOQ-A” desenvolvido por Yang (2003, contendo 27 itens, respondido por 95 indivíduos. Foi aplicado o método de Mínimos Quadrados Ordinários para analisar a correção entre as duas variáveis: cultura de aprendizagem organizacional e desempenho organizacional. Os resultados indicam que o Desempenho Organizacional nas emissoras está fortemente associado ao desempenho financeiro. Os fatores de Cultura de Aprendizagem que possuem maior capacidade explicativa encontram-se no nível individual (oportunidades para a aprendizagem contínua e no nível organizacional (estímulo a liderança estratégica para a aprendizagem; e desenvolvimento da visão sistêmica da organização. Em síntese, a CA exerce forte influência no desempenho organizacional com o coeficiente de regressão ( de 0,763.

  17. Optimal Spacecraft Attitude Control Using Aerodynamic Torques

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    2007-03-01

    His design resembles a badminton shuttlecock and “uses passive aerodynamic drag torques to stabilize pitch and yaw” and active magnetic torque...Ravindran’s and Hughes’ ‘arrow-like’ design. Psiaki notes that “this arrow concept has been modified to become a badminton shuttlecock-type design...panels were placed to the rear of the center-of-mass, similar to a badminton shuttlecock, to provide passive stability about the pitch and yaw axes

  18. Depressive symptoms and motor performance in the elderly: a population based study Sintomas depressivos e desempenho motor em idosos: estudo de base populacional

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    Kleyton T. Santos

    2012-08-01

    intervalo de confiança de 95%. RESULTADOS: Para todos os testes motores, o desempenho motor foi negativamente associado à sintomatologia depressiva, independentemente do sexo, idade, saber ler e escrever, renda familiar per capita e atividade física. Idosos com sintomas depressivos possuem entre 58% e 82% mais limitação funcional, a depender do teste de desempenho motor. CONCLUSÕES: Conclui-se que existe uma relação inversa entre sintomas depressivos e desempenho motor em idosos.

  19. Una aplicación de las funciones débilmente contractivas a problemas de valor en la frontera de funciones con valores en intervalos

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    Vladimir Angulo-Castillo

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    Full Text Available Se estudia la existencia y unicidad de soluciones para problemas de valor en la frontera asociadas a ecuaciones diferenciales de funciones con valores en intervalos, usando la derivada de Hukuhara y algunos teoremas de punto fijo de funciones débilmente contractivas definidas en conjuntos par- cialmente ordenados.

  20. Impacto das Competências de Equipes sobre o Desempenho

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    Katia Puente-Palacios

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo As competências para o trabalho têm sido tradicionalmente compreendidas como atributos de indivíduos; entretanto, estudos mais recentes tornam pertinente defender a sua ocorrência como atributos coletivos. O objetivo deste estudo foi demonstrar que competências individuais podem transformar-se em competências coletivas e, nesse nível, predizer o desempenho da equipe. A testagem empírica foi realizada em 51 aeródromos brasileiros, totalizando 106 equipes (entre 3 e 32 integrantes. Instrumentos respondidos pelos membros focaram nas competências enquanto os respondidos pelos lideres indagaram sobre o desempenho das equipes. Os resultados revelaram que as competências coletivas explicam aproximadamente 20% do desempenho das equipes. Disso depreende-se que as competências podem se manifestar como atributos coletivos que predizem resultados de equipes de trabalho.

  1. Melhoria de Desempenho em Segmentos Altamente Competitivos: a Gestão Baseada em Valor (GBV na Indústria Têxtil Brasileira

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    Paschoal Tadeu Russo

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available Este relato técnico tem como objetivo apresentar os benefícios gerados pela utilização da Gestão Baseada em Valor (GBV para a gestão do desempenho econômico de indústrias, de forma geral, mais especificamente no setor têxtil de não-vestuário brasileiro, um setor altamente competitivo, como uma forma de maximizar o retorno sobre o capital investido na empresa. A intervenção observada ocorreu no período de final de 2012 a 2015 quando a empresa estudada, com mais de 40 anos de existência e de gestão familiar, mudou sua estrutura organizacional, passando de funcional para descentralizada por unidades de negócio. Tal mudança causou necessidades de alterações do processo de avaliação do desempenho, o que permitiu a implantação da GBV. Essa implantação possibilitou a melhoria do processo de gestão, a melhoria dos sistemas de informação e, consequentemente, contribuiu com a melhoria do desempenho dos gestores e da organização. Entende-se que a GBV se apresenta como uma ferramenta que contribui para os processos de gestão que levam à criação de valor para as organizações e oferece elementos de mensuração do lucro econômico como uma medida do lucro residual aos custos de capital da organização

  2. Decoupled Speed and Torque Control of IPMSM Drives Using a Novel Load Torque Estimator

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    ZAKY, M.

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes decoupled speed and torque control of interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM drives using a novel load torque estimator (LTE. The proposed LTE is applied for computing a load torque and yielding a feed-forward value in the speed controller to separate the torque control from the speed control. Indirect flux weakening using direct current component is obtained for high speed operation of the IPMSM drive, and its value for maximum torque per ampere (MTPA control in constant torque region is also used. LTE uses values of direct and quadrature currents to improve the behavior of the speed controller under the reference tracking and torque disturbances. The complete IPMSM drive by Matlab/Simulink is built. The effectiveness of the proposed control scheme using an experimental setup of the complete drive system implemented on a DSP-DS1102 control board is confirmed. Extensive results over a wide speed range are verified. The efficacy of the proposed method is confirmed in comparison to a conventional PI controller under both the reference speed tracking and load torque disturbance.

  3. A non-unity torque sharing function for torque ripple minimization of switched reluctance generators

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    Park, Kiwoo; Liu, Xiao; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a new torque ripple minimization technique for a Switched Reluctance Generator (SRG). Although the SRG has many advantageous characteristics as a generator, it has not been widely employed in the industry. One of the most notorious disadvantages of the SRG is its high torque...

  4. Low mass planet migration in magnetically torqued dead zones - I. Static migration torque

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    McNally, Colin P.; Nelson, Richard P.; Paardekooper, Sijme-Jan; Gressel, Oliver; Lyra, Wladimir

    2017-12-01

    Motivated by models suggesting that the inner planet forming regions of protoplanetary discs are predominantly lacking in viscosity-inducing turbulence, and are possibly threaded by Hall-effect generated large-scale horizontal magnetic fields, we examine the dynamics of the corotation region of a low-mass planet in such an environment. The corotation torque in an inviscid, isothermal, dead zone ought to saturate, with the libration region becoming both symmetrical and of a uniform vortensity, leading to fast inward migration driven by the Lindblad torques alone. However, in such a low viscosity situation, the material on librating streamlines essentially preserves its vortensity. If there is relative radial motion between the disc gas and the planet, the librating streamlines will no longer be symmetrical. Hence, if the gas is torqued by a large-scale magnetic field so that it undergoes a net inflow or outflow past the planet, driving evolution of the vortensity and inducing asymmetry of the corotation region, the corotation torque can grow, leading to a positive torque. In this paper, we treat this effect by applying a symmetry argument to the previously studied case of a migrating planet in an inviscid disc. Our results show that the corotation torque due to a laminar Hall-induced magnetic field in a dead zone behaves quite differently from that studied previously for a viscous disc. Furthermore, the magnetic field induced corotation torque and the dynamical corotation torque in a low viscosity disc can be regarded as one unified effect.

  5. Using torque switch settings and spring pack characteristics to determine actuator output torques

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    Black, B.R.

    1992-01-01

    Actuator output torque of motor operated valves is often a performance parameter of interest. It is not always possible to directly measure this torque. Torque spring pack deflection directly reflects actuator output torque and can be directly measured on most actuators. The torque spring pack may be removed from the actuator and tested to determine its unique force-deflection relationship. Or, a representative force-deflection relationship for the particular spring pack model may be available. With either relationship, measurements of torque spring pack deflection may then be correlated to corresponding forces. If the effective length of the moment arm within the actuator is known, actuator output torque can then be determined. The output torque is simply the product of the effective moment arm length and the spring pack force. This paper presents the reliability of this technique as indicated by testing. TU Electric is evaluating this technique for potential use in the future. Results presented in this paper should be considered preliminary. Applicability of these results may be limited to actuators and their components in a condition similar to those for which test data have been examined

  6. A method to accurately estimate the muscular torques of human wearing exoskeletons by torque sensors.

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    Hwang, Beomsoo; Jeon, Doyoung

    2015-04-09

    In exoskeletal robots, the quantification of the user's muscular effort is important to recognize the user's motion intentions and evaluate motor abilities. In this paper, we attempt to estimate users' muscular efforts accurately using joint torque sensor which contains the measurements of dynamic effect of human body such as the inertial, Coriolis, and gravitational torques as well as torque by active muscular effort. It is important to extract the dynamic effects of the user's limb accurately from the measured torque. The user's limb dynamics are formulated and a convenient method of identifying user-specific parameters is suggested for estimating the user's muscular torque in robotic exoskeletons. Experiments were carried out on a wheelchair-integrated lower limb exoskeleton, EXOwheel, which was equipped with torque sensors in the hip and knee joints. The proposed methods were evaluated by 10 healthy participants during body weight-supported gait training. The experimental results show that the torque sensors are to estimate the muscular torque accurately in cases of relaxed and activated muscle conditions.

  7. A Method to Accurately Estimate the Muscular Torques of Human Wearing Exoskeletons by Torque Sensors

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    Beomsoo Hwang

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available In exoskeletal robots, the quantification of the user’s muscular effort is important to recognize the user’s motion intentions and evaluate motor abilities. In this paper, we attempt to estimate users’ muscular efforts accurately using joint torque sensor which contains the measurements of dynamic effect of human body such as the inertial, Coriolis, and gravitational torques as well as torque by active muscular effort. It is important to extract the dynamic effects of the user’s limb accurately from the measured torque. The user’s limb dynamics are formulated and a convenient method of identifying user-specific parameters is suggested for estimating the user’s muscular torque in robotic exoskeletons. Experiments were carried out on a wheelchair-integrated lower limb exoskeleton, EXOwheel, which was equipped with torque sensors in the hip and knee joints. The proposed methods were evaluated by 10 healthy participants during body weight-supported gait training. The experimental results show that the torque sensors are to estimate the muscular torque accurately in cases of relaxed and activated muscle conditions.

  8. UM ESTUDO DA INFLUÊNCIA DA GESTÃO DE PESSOAS NO DESEMPENHO DO TRABALHADOR E NA MELHORIA DA QUALIDADE

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    Crislaine Carvalho

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A qualidade é uma das principais preocupações presentes dentro das organizações, e estas estão sempre à procura de ferramentas que possam auxiliar nesse processo. A influência da gestão de pessoas no desempenho do trabalhador pode ser um diferencial para as empresas no mercado competitivo. Este trabalho tem a finalidade de apresentar o relacionamento entre a gestão de pessoas e a gestão da qualidade e seus reflexos no processo de melhoria contínua. Nesse contexto, foi feita uma revisão bibliográfica da evolução histórica da qualidade e os reflexos da gestão de pessoas nesse processo. Foi estudado também uma evolução do termo Gestão de Pessoas e suas diversas nomenclaturas adotadas ao longo do tempo, e as influências dessas nomenclaturas no relacionamento com os funcionários. Essa pesquisa trouxe resultados positivos a respeito da influência da gestão de pessoas na melhoria da qualidade, mostrando que os interesses da empresa e dos funcionários podem sim caminhar juntos, desde que ambos os lados estejam satisfeitos, o que confirmou a hipótese inicial desse trabalho.

  9. Efficient micromagnetic modelling of spin-transfer torque and spin-orbit torque

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    Abert, Claas; Bruckner, Florian; Vogler, Christoph; Suess, Dieter

    2018-05-01

    While the spin-diffusion model is considered one of the most complete and accurate tools for the description of spin transport and spin torque, its solution in the context of dynamical micromagnetic simulations is numerically expensive. We propose a procedure to retrieve the free parameters of a simple macro-spin like spin-torque model through the spin-diffusion model. In case of spin-transfer torque the simplified model complies with the model of Slonczewski. A similar model can be established for the description of spin-orbit torque. In both cases the spin-diffusion model enables the retrieval of free model parameters from the geometry and the material parameters of the system. Since these parameters usually have to be determined phenomenologically through experiments, the proposed method combines the strength of the diffusion model to resolve material parameters and geometry with the high performance of simple torque models.

  10. Self-oscillation in spin torque oscillator stabilized by field-like torque

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    Taniguchi, Tomohiro; Tsunegi, Sumito; Kubota, Hitoshi; Imamura, Hiroshi

    2014-01-01

    The effect of the field-like torque on the self-oscillation of the magnetization in spin torque oscillator with a perpendicularly magnetized free layer was studied theoretically. A stable self-oscillation at zero field is excited for negative β while the magnetization dynamics stops for β = 0 or β > 0, where β is the ratio between the spin torque and the field-like torque. The reason why only the negative β induces the self-oscillation was explained from the view point of the energy balance between the spin torque and the damping. The oscillation power and frequency for various β were also studied by numerical simulation

  11. Electrostatic sensor modeling for torque measurements

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    M. Mika

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Torque load measurements play an important part in various engineering applications, as for automotive industry, in which the drive torque of a motor has to be determined. A widely used measuring method are strain gauges. A thin flexible foil, which supports a metallic pattern, is glued to the surface of the object the torque is being applied to. In case of a deformation due to the torque load, the change in the electrical resistance is measured. With the combination of constitutive equations the applied torque load is determined by the change of electrical resistance. The creep of the glue and the foil material, together with the temperature and humidity dependence, may become an obstacle for some applications Kapralov and Fesenko(1984. Thus, there have been optical and magnetical, as well as capacitive sensors introduced . This paper discusses the general idea behind an electrostatic capacitive sensor based on a simple draft of an exemplary measurement setup. For better understanding an own electrostatical, geometrical and mechanical model of this setup has been developed.

  12. FRICTION TORQUE IN THE SLIDE BEARINGS

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    BONDARENKO L. N.

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Summary. Problem statement. Until now slide bearings are used widely in engineering. But the calculation is made on obsolete method that is based on undetermined parameters such as wear of the bearing shell. It is accepted in the literature that if the shaft and liner material are homogeneous, the workpiece surface are cylindrical as they wear and contact between them occurs at all points contact arc. Research objective. The purpose of this study is determine a friction torque in the slide bearings of power-basis parameters. Conclusions. Since the friction is primarily responsible for wear of cinematic pairs “pin – liner” and “pivot – liner” slide bearings. It is shown that the friction torquesof angles wrap, that are obtained by the formulas and given in literature, are not only qualitatively but also quantitatively, namely, the calculation by literature to the formulas the friction torques are proportional to the angle wrap and the calculation by improved formulas the friction torques are inversely proportional to the angle wrap due to the reduction the normal pressure. Underreporting friction torque at large angle wrap is between 40 and 15 %. The difference in the magnitude of friction torque in the run-in and run-out cinematic pairs with real method of machining is 2...3 %, which it is possible to declare of reducing the finish of contacting surface of slide bearings.

  13. Electrostatic sensor modeling for torque measurements

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    Mika, Michał; Dannert, Mirjam; Mett, Felix; Weber, Harry; Mathis, Wolfgang; Nackenhorst, Udo

    2017-09-01

    Torque load measurements play an important part in various engineering applications, as for automotive industry, in which the drive torque of a motor has to be determined. A widely used measuring method are strain gauges. A thin flexible foil, which supports a metallic pattern, is glued to the surface of the object the torque is being applied to. In case of a deformation due to the torque load, the change in the electrical resistance is measured. With the combination of constitutive equations the applied torque load is determined by the change of electrical resistance. The creep of the glue and the foil material, together with the temperature and humidity dependence, may become an obstacle for some applications Kapralov and Fesenko (1984). Thus, there have been optical and magnetical, as well as capacitive sensors introduced). This paper discusses the general idea behind an electrostatic capacitive sensor based on a simple draft of an exemplary measurement setup. For better understanding an own electrostatical, geometrical and mechanical model of this setup has been developed.

  14. Charge-induced spin torque in Weyl semimetals

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    Kurebayashi, Daichi; Nomura, Kentaro

    In this work, we present phenomenological and microscopic derivations of spin torques in magnetically doped Weyl semimetals. As a result, we obtain the analytical expression of the spin torque generated, without a flowing current, when the chemical potential is modulated. We also find that this spin torque is a direct consequence of the chiral anomaly. Therefore, observing this spin torque in magnetic Weyl semimetals might be an experimental evidence of the chiral anomaly. This spin torque has also a great advantage in application. In contrast to conventional current-induced spin torques such as the spin-transfer torques, this spin torque does not accompany a constant current flow. Thus, devices using this operating principle is free from the Joule heating and possibly have higher efficiency than devices using conventional current-induced spin torques. This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP15H05854 and JP26400308.

  15. Funciones del Fiscal en el Sistema Procesal Penal Acusatorio Ecuatoriano

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    Guillén, Oscar Medardo

    2006-01-01

    El art.219 de la Constitución Política vigente, define el nuevo marco legal, para el ejercicio de la acción penal de instancia pública, del Ministerio Público, en concordancia con el Nuevo Código de Procedimiento Penal y la Ley Orgánica del Ministerio Público, instrumentos jurídicos que han permitido el cambio del sistema conocido como inquisitivo , caracterizado por la concentración de funciones en el juez, para dar paso al sistema acusatorio oral que se ha dicho es mas humano, democrático y...

  16. Funciones Orbitofrontales en pacientes con Demencia tipo Alzheimer

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    Solórzano Jiménez, Luis Mariano

    2016-01-01

    [ES] La DTA se caracteriza por el deterioro progresivo de la memoria y de otras áreas de la función cognitiva, tal es el caso de las funciones ejecutivas (FE), propias de la corteza prefrontal (CPF) y relacionadas con la autorregulación del comportamiento. De esta forma, los procesos asociados a las FE pueden ser de índole cognitivo (memoria de trabajo, razonamiento, resolución de problemas, planificación, secuenciación, atención sostenida, resistencia a la interferencia, utilización de feedb...

  17. Funciones Económicas en un Entorno Incierto

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    Lazzari, Luisa L; Chiodi, Jorge A; Moulia, Patricia I

    2015-01-01

    El mundo está atravesando una de las crisis económicas más profundas de los últimos tiempos. Los escenarios actuales y futuros están plagados de incertidumbre que, en general, no se considera en el análisis de las distintas funciones económicas de interés para el desarrollo del negocio, y la realidad se representa mediante modelos estáticos y casi perfectos del comportamiento de los mercados. La teoría de conjuntos borrosos permite construir modelos adecuados a partir de realidades inciertas ...

  18. Desenvolvimento de um produto dietetico funcional para idosos.

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    Fabiane La Flor Ziegler

    2006-01-01

    Resumo: O principal objetivo da presente pesquisa foi desenvolver um produto dietético funcional para idosos desnutridos. Para tal, realizou-se inicialmente a caracterização físico-química e nutricional das fontes protéicas: isolado protéico do soro de leite bovino (WPI) e hidrolisado de colágeno bovino (HCB), buscando-se adequar a proporção entre elas, bem como, avaliar algumas de suas propriedades físicas, composição, perfil de aminoácidos e propriedade nutricional. Posteriormente foi reali...

  19. Cuatro funciones estratégicas de la diplomacia corporativa

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    Juan Luis Manfredi-Sánchez

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available La diplomacia corporativa es el desarrollo instrumental de la estrategia que ordena la relación con los poderes públicos y privados en un entorno complejo y globalizado. Las corporaciones actúan como poderes diplomáticos en la representación, la negociación, la protección y la promoción de los intereses, las cuatro funciones básicas de la diplomacia que establece la Convención de Viena de 1961. La tarea de la diplomacia corporativa es una fuente de innovación directiva y una oportunidad de desarrollo profesional.

  20. Alteraciones de la conectividad funcional en la esquizofrenia

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    Rodríguez de la Pinta, Cristina

    2016-01-01

    La esquizofrenia, es uno de los trastornos psicóticos más prevalente y grave a nivel mundial. La idea de este trabajo es revisar algunos de los artículos publicados acerca de la conectividad en esta enfermedad, ofreciendo así una visión del funcionamiento cerebral de estos pacientes. No hay nada definitivo aún, pero la gran mayoría de los estudios coinciden en que la alteración de la conectividad funcional entre las diferentes redes neuronales es una de las bases fundamental...

  1. RFID Torque Sensing Tag System for Fasteners

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    Fink, Patrick W. (Inventor); Lin, Gregory Y. (Inventor); Ngo, Phong H. (Inventor); Kennedy, Timothy F. (Inventor)

    2016-01-01

    The present invention provides an RFID-based torque sensor that can be used to quickly monitor off the shelf fasteners including fasteners that are used in expensive satellites or other uses where fastener failure can be very costly. In one embodiment, an antenna, RFID ring and spring comprise a sensor tag that can be interrogated with an interrogation signal produced by an interrogator device. When sufficient torque is applied to the fastener, an RFID circuit is connected, and produces a radio frequency (RF) signal that can be read by the interrogator. In one embodiment, the RFID circuit does not transmit when the spring member is not compressed, thereby indicating insufficient tensioning of the fastener. The present invention offers the ability to remotely, quickly, and inexpensively verify that any number of fasteners are torqued properly upon initial installation. Where applicable, the present invention allows low cost monitoring over the life of the fastener.

  2. CULTURA DE APRENDIZAGEM E DESEMPENHO ORGANIZACIONAL EM OSCIPS

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    Sérgio Chaves Arruda

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetiva analisar a relação entre a cultura de aprendizagem e o desempenho em uma organização da sociedade civil de interesse público (OSCIP na cidade de Fortaleza/CE, no tocante ao desempenho financeiro e do conhecimento, com suporte nas percepções dos variados agentes da organização. A base teórica são os fatores definidos por Marsick e Watkins (2003, acerca da relação entre a cultura de aprendizagem e o desempenho organizacional. Para isso, utilizou-se a metodologia quantitativa de pesquisa de natureza descritiva. O questionário utilizado junto aos 211 participantes da pesquisa foi o Dloq-A (YANG, 2003. Os resultados do estudo confirmam as hipóteses estabelecidas, indicando que a cultura de aprendizagem exerce significativa influência no desempenho organizacional no Instituto, na percepção dos respondentes.

  3. Desempenho da marcha de idosos praticantes de psicomotricidade

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    Sarah Lins dos Santos

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Estudo quase experimental realizado com quinze idosos, desenvolvido na Clínica Escola de Fisioterapia da Universidade Federal da Paraíba, em 2011. Objetivou-se avaliar o desempenho da marcha de idosos praticantes de atividades psicomotoras. Foi realizada uma entrevista estruturada centrada em dados sociais, clínicos e funcionais, com o intuito de poder correlacionar diversas informações que sustentassem o objetivo do estudo. A média no desempenho cognitivo foi de 19,4, na primeira avaliação e de 23,2, na segunda. A média no desempenho de atividades relacionadas à marcha foi de 11,6, na primeira avaliação, e de 15,5, na segunda, logo após a prática de atividades psicomotoras. Constatou-se uma melhora significativa no desempenho das atividades relacionadas à marcha, com irregularidades que persistiram na altura e na continuidade do passo, bem como no desvio da linha média.

  4. Torque limit of PM motors for field-weakening region operation

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    Royak, Semyon [Beachwood, OH; Harbaugh, Mark M [Richfield, OH

    2012-02-14

    The invention includes a motor controller and technique for controlling a permanent magnet motor. In accordance with one aspect of the present technique, a permanent magnet motor is controlled by receiving a torque command, determining a physical torque limit based on a stator frequency, determining a theoretical torque limit based on a maximum available voltage and motor inductance ratio, and limiting the torque command to the smaller of the physical torque limit and the theoretical torque limit. Receiving the torque command may include normalizing the torque command to obtain a normalized torque command, determining the physical torque limit may include determining a normalized physical torque limit, determining a theoretical torque limit may include determining a normalized theoretical torque limit, and limiting the torque command may include limiting the normalized torque command to the smaller of the normalized physical torque limit and the normalized theoretical torque limit.

  5. Dependencia funcional y bienestar en personas mayores institucionalizadas

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    María Teresa Rodríguez Díaz

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar el bienestar emocional de las personas mayores de 60 años en relación al grado de dependencia funcional. Como indicadores del bienestar se evalúan los niveles de depresión (Yesavage y ansiedad (STAI-R, la satisfacción vital (CSV y la ansiedad ante la muerte (DAS. Se ha realizado un estudio descriptivo transversal en un grupo de personas mayores de 60 años (n=103. Los datos se han recogido usando cuestionarios estandarizados. Para el análisis de los datos se han utilizado correlaciones bivariadas entre las principales medidas, análisis univariado (ANOVA y la prueba de Bonferroni para comprobar las diferencias significativas entre los grupos (p< .05. Los resultados indican que se encuentran diferencias significativas entre los grupos de dependencia para la edad, deterioro cognitivo, depresión y ansiedad ante la muerte. En conclusión, se encuentra una relación directa entre el grado de dependencia funcional y el nivel de malestar emocional.

  6. Muscle response to pneumatic hand tool torque reaction forces.

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    Radwin, R G; VanBergeijk, E; Armstrong, T J

    1989-06-01

    Surface electromyography was used for studying the effects of torque reaction force acting against the hand, on forearm muscle activity and grip force for five subjects operating right angle, air shut-off nutrunners. Four tools having increasing spindle torque were operated using short and long torque reaction times. Nutrunner spindle torque ranged between 30 Nm and 100 Nm. Short torque reaction time was considered 0.5 s while long torque reaction time was 2 s. Peak horizontal force was the greatest component of the reaction force acting against the hand and accounted for more than 97% of the peak resultant hand force. Peak hand force increased from 89 N for the smallest tool to 202 N for the largest tool. Forearm muscle rms EMG, scaled for grip force, indicated average flexor activity during the Torque-reaction phase was more than four times greater than the Pre-start and Post Shut-off phases, and two times greater than the Run-down phase. Flexor EMG activity during the Torque-reaction phase increased for increasing tool peak spindle torque. Average flexor rms EMG activity, scaled for grip force, during the Torque-reaction phase increased from 372 N for the 30 Nm nutrunner to 449 N for the 100 Nm nutrunner. Flexor rms EMG activity averaged during the Torque-reaction phase and scaled for grip force was 390 N for long torque reaction times and increased to 440 N for short torque reaction times. Flexor rms EMG integrated over the torque reaction phase was 839 Ns for long torque reaction times and decreased to 312 Ns for short torque reaction times. The average latency between tool spindle torque onset and peak initial flexor rms EMG for long torque reaction times was 294 ms which decreased to 161 ms for short torque reaction times. The average latency between peak tool spindle torque, just prior to tool shut-off, and peak final rms EMG for long torque reaction times was 97 ms for flexors and 188 ms for extensors, which decreased for short torque reaction times to 47

  7. Manipulating the voltage dependence of tunneling spin torques

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2012-01-01

    Voltage-driven spin transfer torques in magnetic tunnel junctions provide an outstanding tool to design advanced spin-based devices for memory and reprogrammable logic applications. The non-linear voltage dependence of the torque has a direct impact

  8. Spin-torque generation in topological insulator based heterostructures

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    Fischer, Mark H.; Vaezi, Abolhassan; Manchon, Aurelien; Kim, Eun-Ah

    2016-01-01

    Heterostructures utilizing topological insulators exhibit a remarkable spin-torque efficiency. However, the exact origin of the strong torque, in particular whether it stems from the spin-momentum locking of the topological surface states or rather

  9. Robust spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions

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    Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed; Waintal, Xavier; Manchon, Aurelien

    2017-01-01

    We theoretically study the current-induced spin torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions, composed of two semi-infinite antiferromagnetic layers separated by a tunnel barrier, in both clean and disordered regimes. We find that the torque

  10. Stabilization of Rigid Body Dynamics by Internal and External Torques

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    Bloch, A. M; Krishnaprasad, P. S; Marsden, J. E; Sanchez de Alvarez, G

    1990-01-01

    ...] with quadratic feedback torques for internal rotors. We show that with such torques, the equations for the rigid body with momentum wheels are Hamiltonian with respect to a Lie-Poisson bracket structure. Further...

  11. Comparison of Stretch Reflex Torques in Ankle Dorsiflexors and Plantarflexors

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    Tung, J

    2001-01-01

    ...) ankle muscles, Pulse, step, and a combination of random perturbation and step inputs were used to identify the reflex and intrinsic contributions to the measured torque, TA reflex torques were very...

  12. A New Twist on Torque Labs

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    Lane, W. Brian

    2014-01-01

    The traditional introductory-level meterstick-balancing lab assumes that students already know what torque is and that they readily identify it as a physical quantity of interest. We propose a modified version of this activity in which students qualitatively and quantitatively measure the amount of force required to keep the meterstick level. The…

  13. Planetary Torque in 3D Isentropic Disks

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    Fung, Jeffrey; Masset, Frédéric; Velasco, David; Lega, Elena

    2017-01-01

    Planetary migration is inherently a three-dimensional (3D) problem, because Earth-size planetary cores are deeply embedded in protoplanetary disks. Simulations of these 3D disks remain challenging due to the steep resolution requirements. Using two different hydrodynamics codes, FARGO3D and PEnGUIn, we simulate disk–planet interaction for a one to five Earth-mass planet embedded in an isentropic disk. We measure the torque on the planet and ensure that the measurements are converged both in resolution and between the two codes. We find that the torque is independent of the smoothing length of the planet’s potential ( r s ), and that it has a weak dependence on the adiabatic index of the gaseous disk ( γ ). The torque values correspond to an inward migration rate qualitatively similar to previous linear calculations. We perform additional simulations with explicit radiative transfer using FARGOCA, and again find agreement between 3D simulations and existing torque formulae. We also present the flow pattern around the planets that show active flow is present within the planet’s Hill sphere, and meridional vortices are shed downstream. The vertical flow speed near the planet is faster for a smaller r s or γ , up to supersonic speeds for the smallest r s and γ in our study.

  14. Planetary Torque in 3D Isentropic Disks

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    Fung, Jeffrey [Department of Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley, Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-3411 (United States); Masset, Frédéric; Velasco, David [Instituto de Ciencias Físicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Av. Universidad s/n, 62210 Cuernavaca, Mor. (Mexico); Lega, Elena, E-mail: jeffrey.fung@berkeley.edu [Université de la Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Laboratoire Lagrange UMR 7293, Nice (France)

    2017-03-01

    Planetary migration is inherently a three-dimensional (3D) problem, because Earth-size planetary cores are deeply embedded in protoplanetary disks. Simulations of these 3D disks remain challenging due to the steep resolution requirements. Using two different hydrodynamics codes, FARGO3D and PEnGUIn, we simulate disk–planet interaction for a one to five Earth-mass planet embedded in an isentropic disk. We measure the torque on the planet and ensure that the measurements are converged both in resolution and between the two codes. We find that the torque is independent of the smoothing length of the planet’s potential ( r {sub s}), and that it has a weak dependence on the adiabatic index of the gaseous disk ( γ ). The torque values correspond to an inward migration rate qualitatively similar to previous linear calculations. We perform additional simulations with explicit radiative transfer using FARGOCA, and again find agreement between 3D simulations and existing torque formulae. We also present the flow pattern around the planets that show active flow is present within the planet’s Hill sphere, and meridional vortices are shed downstream. The vertical flow speed near the planet is faster for a smaller r {sub s} or γ , up to supersonic speeds for the smallest r {sub s} and γ in our study.

  15. Air brake-dynamometer accurately measures torque

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    1965-01-01

    Air brake-dynamometer assembly combines the principles of the air turbine and the air pump to apply braking torque. The assembly absorbs and measures power outputs of rotating machinery over a wide range of shaft speeds. It can also be used as an air turbine.

  16. Cutting the L3 torque tube

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    Laurent Guiraud

    2001-01-01

    Workers cut the torque tube, with a plasma-cutting device on the L3 experiment, which closed with the LEP accelerator in 2000. L3 was housed in a huge red solenoid, which will be taken over by the ALICE detector when the new LHC is completed.

  17. Are torque values of preadjusted brackets precise?

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    Alessandra Motta Streva

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to verify the torque precision of metallic brackets with MBT prescription using the canine brackets as the representative sample of six commercial brands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty maxillary and 20 mandibular canine brackets of one of the following commercial brands were selected: 3M Unitek, Abzil, American Orthodontics, TP Orthodontics, Morelli and Ortho Organizers. The torque angle, established by reference points and lines, was measured by an operator using an optical microscope coupled to a computer. The values were compared to those established by the MBT prescription. RESULTS: The results showed that for the maxillary canine brackets, only the Morelli torque (-3.33º presented statistically significant difference from the proposed values (-7º. For the mandibular canines, American Orthodontics (-6.34º and Ortho Organizers (-6.25º presented statistically significant differences from the standards (-6º. Comparing the brands, Morelli presented statistically significant differences in comparison with all the other brands for maxillary canine brackets. For the mandibular canine brackets, there was no statistically significant difference between the brands. CONCLUSIONS: There are significant variations in torque values of some of the brackets assessed, which would clinically compromise the buccolingual positioning of the tooth at the end of orthodontic treatment.

  18. Electromagnetic torque on the toroidal plasma and the error-field induced torque

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    Pustovitov, V. D.

    2007-01-01

    The electromagnetic torque on the toroidal plasma is calculated assuming a linear plasma response to the applied perturbation, which may be the error field or the field created by the correction coils, or both. The result is compared with recently published expressions for the error field induced torque (Zheng et al 2006 Nucl. Fusion 46 L9, Zheng and Kotschenreuther 2006 Phys. Rev. Lett. 97 165001), and the conclusions of these papers are revised. We resolve the problem of the torque resonance raised there. It is shown that the strong increase in the torque due to the static error field must occur at the resistive wall mode stability limit and not at the no-wall stability limit

  19. Calculation of Cogging Torque in Hybrid Stepping Motors | Agber ...

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    When the windings of a hybrid stepping motor are unexcited the permanent magnet's flux produces cogging torque. This torque has both desirable and undesirable features depending on the application that the motor is put into. This paper formulates an analytical method for predicting cogging torque using measured ...

  20. 40 CFR 91.306 - Dynamometer torque cell calibration.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dynamometer torque cell calibration... Provisions § 91.306 Dynamometer torque cell calibration. (a)(1) Any lever arm used to convert a weight or a force through a distance into a torque must be used in a horizontal position for horizontal shaft...

  1. 40 CFR 90.306 - Dynamometer torque cell calibration.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Dynamometer torque cell calibration... Emission Test Equipment Provisions § 90.306 Dynamometer torque cell calibration. (a)(1) Any lever arm used to convert a weight or a force through a distance into a torque must be used in a horizontal position...

  2. Predictive torque and flux control of an induction machine drive ...

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    Finite-state model predictive control; fuzzy decision making; multi-objective optimization; predictive torque control. Abstract. Among the numerous direct torque control techniques, the finite-state predictive torque control (FS-PTC) has emerged as a powerful alternative as it offers the fast dynamic response and the flexibility to ...

  3. RELAÇÕES DO EMPOWERMENT PSICOLÓGICO COM O SISTEMA DE MENSURAÇÃO DE DESEMPENHO E O DESEMPENHO GERENCIAL

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    Roberto Carlos Klann

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A relação do empowerment psicológico com aspectos organizacionais, como o desempenho no trabalho e o sistema de mensuração de desempenho, vem despertando interesse em pesquisas acadêmicas. Espera-se que as teorias psicológicas indiquem que mecanismos cognitivos e motivacionais sejam aptos a explicar a relação entre os sistemas de mensuração de desempenho e o desempenho gerencial. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo é analisar a relação entre o empowerment psicológico com o sistema de mensuração de desempenho da organização e com o desempenho gerencial dos seus empregados. Pesquisa descritiva foi realizada com dados coletados por meio de levantamento, com aplicação da técnica estatística de Partial Least Squares (PLS. Um questionário adaptado de Hall (2008, composto de quatro blocos de perguntas, foi enviado para 50 empregados de setores administrativos de quatro empresas localizadas em Santa Catarina, dos quais 20 o responderam. Os resultados indicam relações de algumas dimensões do empowerment psicológico com a compreensibilidade do sistema de mensuração de desempenho (PMS e com o desempenho gerencial, embora sejam apenas parciais. Conclui-se que o empowerment psicológico dos empregados não apresenta associação significativa com o sistema de mensuração de desempenho e com o desempenho gerencial dos empregados.

  4. Estreñimiento funcional en pediatría

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    Luis De la Torre Mondragón; Gabriela Hernández Vez

    2014-01-01

    El estreñimiento es un problema común y es una de las principales causas de consulta en la edad pediátrica, sus complicaciones indican un problema en el diagnóstico, en el tratamiento, o en ambos. Este tra- bajo está dirigido a los médicos que atienden niños con estreñimiento funcional e intenta explicar, de una manera práctica, cómo diagnosticar este problema destacando la información imprescindible que se debe obtener de la historia clínica y los estudios auxiliares de diagnóstico que puede...

  5. Óleo funcional na dieta de vacas leiteiras

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    Jesus, Elmeson Ferreira de [UNESP

    2015-01-01

    O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar os efeitos da inclusão de óleo funcional composto de ácido anacárdico, cardol e cardanol (óleo da castanha de cajú) e ácido ricinoleico (óleo de mamona) na dieta de vacas em lactação sobre consumo, digestibilidade aparente total da matéria seca e nutrientes, fermentação ruminal, produção e composição do leite, síntese de proteína microbiana, perfil metabólico, balanço de nitrogênio e energia. Foram utilizadas vinte e quatro vacas pluriparas da raça...

  6. Concepto de límite funcional : aprendizaje y memoria

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    Tomás Ortega del Rincón

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo forma parte de un proyecto de investigación sobre el concepto de límite funcional en el que se viene trabajando desde hace varios años. En este caso, se contrasta si la noción de límite ligada a la definición métrica perdura en la memoria de los alumnos más que la definición como aproximación óptima dada por Blázquez y Ortega en 2002. Se trata de un estudio empírico realizado con alumnos de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional de San Luis (Argentina, que en cursos anteriores habían estudiado ambas conceptualizaciones.

  7. Funciones de la vitamina E: Actualización

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    Carmen Febles Fernández

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available La vitamina E agrupa diferentes compuestos, dentro de los cuales se incluyen los tocoferoles y los tocotrienoles. El más importante en la especie humana es el RRR-alfa-tocoferol. Una de las funciones más importantes atribuidas a la vitamina E es su acción antioxidante. No obstante, se han observado otras no relacionadas con esta acción. Entre estas se encuentran sus efectos sobre la proliferación celular y la acción fagocítica en el sistema inmune, que a su vez se relacionan con el efecto de esta vitamina como mensajero del estado oxidativo celular. Paralelamente, existen evidencias de su relación con la apoptosis. En este trabajo pretendemos profundizar en estas funciones de la vitamina E por sus enormes potencialidades de utilización en la terapia de enfermedades médicas y estomatológicas.Vitamin E comprises different compounds such as tocopherols and tocotrienols. The most important in the human species is RRR-alpha-tocopherol. One of the main functions attributed to vitamin E is its antioxidant action. However, other functions have been observed that are not connected with this action, as its effects on cellular proliferation and the fagocitic action in the immune system that is related at the same time to the effect of this vitamin as a messenger of the oxidative cellular state. Parallel, there are other evidences of its relationship with apoptosis. In this paper we intend to go deep into these functions of vitamin E due to its great potentialities to be used in the therapy of medical and dental diseases.

  8. Resonancia magnética funcional Functional magnetic resonance

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    Erick Sell

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La resonancia magnética funcional (RMNf es un estudio no invasivo de mapeo funcional cerebral, cuya señal obtenida en secuencias T2* es dependiente del nivel de oxigenación sanguínea (BOLD. Este estudio se agrega actualmente a otros muchos empleados en el abordaje de pacientes candidatos a cirugía de epilepsia, para localizar lenguaje y función motriz previa a planear la cirugía. Tiene una concordancia con el test de WADA de cerca del 90%. El uso concomitante de registro encefalográfico y RMNf es técnicamente difícil, pero una vez filtrados los artefactos presenta un patrón de activación significativamente discordante con el foco de actividad interictal. Este hallazgo podría obedecer a redes complejas de actividad epiléptica, y promete ser un útil instrumento en la investigación de la fisiopatología del tejido epileptogénico.Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri is a non-invasive functional brain mapping technique ased on blood oxygenated level dependent signal (BOLD. It is obtained during T2* weighted imaging MRI studies. fmri aids in the localization of language and motor function for patients candidates for epilepsy surgery, and has up to a 90% concordance with WADA test. Even though synchronous recording of fmri and EEG is technically challenging, it shows a discordant pattern of activation when compared with EEG or electrocorticography. This finding could be due to complex epileptic networks, and overall this study technique has the potential to contribute to further research into epileptic network and epilepsy physiopathology.

  9. Entrenamiento funcional del core: eje del entrenamiento inteligente

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    Iván Dario Pinzón Ríos

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: La evolución del entrenamiento físico busca la optimización de la salud y el bienestar, como piedra angular de todo programa de ejercicio. El Entrenamiento Funcional (EF es recomendable para optimizar el control postural del core, mejorando el balance y la ejecución de actividades de la vida diaria.  Objetivo: Revisar la definición, elementos constitutivos, características e implicaciones del EF del core en el movimiento corporal humano (MCH y la salud desde la perspectiva del fisioterapeuta. Metodología: Se incluyeron artículos en inglés y español de las bases Pubmed, Scielo y Ebsco; adicionalmente se incluyeron fuentes electrónicas e impresas y libros. Resultados: 56 documentos cumplieron los criterios de inclusión. La definición más adoptada de EF fue entrenar con un propósito buscando obtener un efecto positivo en la aptitud física. Las implicaciones del EF en el MCH, se relacionan con la ganancia y mejoría de la estabilidad. La propuesta de EF enfocada a las actividades de la vida diaria incluye fases que permiten adquirir la estabilidad hasta lograr el desarrollo de movimiento que demanden más agilidad. En la planificación del EF se deben estructurar los procesos a ejecutar considerando el criterio de funcionalidad. Para organizar la sesión del EF, el fisioterapeuta cuenta con tres maneras de planificar la sesión: globales, por hemisferios y por grupos musculares. Conclusión: La fundamentación teórica sobre el EF permite al fisioterapeuta comprender y determinar cómo esta modalidad de intervención repercute de manera positiva sobre el desempeño funcional y calidad de vida de los sujetos.

  10. Desempenho de um trator agrícola de pneus, funcionando com misturas de óleo diesel e óleo de soja reutilizado

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    Wagner da Cunha Siqueira

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil, a forma de energia alternativa mais atraente tem sido a biomassa e, mais recentemente, os óleos vegetais residuais e in natura. Portanto, objetivou-se, com este trabalho, avaliar o desempenho na tomada de potência de um trator agrícola de pneus, utilizando misturas de óleo Diesel (OD com óleo de soja reutilizádo (OSR. Primeiramente, foi realizado um estudo de densidade das misturas, comportamento da temperatura do óleo Diesel no sistema de alimentação de combustível do motor e análises de viscosidades das misturas em estudo. Após as análises, verificou-se, por meio de ensaios dinamométricos, o desempenho do motor alimentado com misturas de OD com OSR, em diferentes proporções. As principais conclusões deste trabalho foram: a para as avaliações na tomada de potência, a mistura de 25% OD com 75% OSR apresentou a maior potência entre as demais misturas; b o consumo especifico e os torques demonstraram tendência a maiores valores com o acréscimo da percentagem de OSR às misturas.

  11. Desempenho de motor ciclo Diesel em bancada dinamométrica utilizando misturas diesel/biodiesel Performance of cycle Diesel engine in dynamometer using diesel/biodiesel mixtures

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    Marcio Castellanelli

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Diante da previsão de escassez do petróleo, o éster etílico (biodiesel tem-se apresentado como excelente opção de combustível alternativo para motores ciclo Diesel. As características do biodiesel são semelhantes às do diesel em termos de viscosidade e poder calorífico, podendo ser utilizado sem adaptações nos motores. Para a realização deste trabalho, utilizou-se de motor ciclo Diesel, de injeção direta, com quatro cilindros, sem adaptações. O motor foi acoplado a um dinamômetro e sistemas de aquisição de dados auxiliares. Avaliaram-se os desempenhos de torque, de potência e de consumo específico de combustível para as seguintes misturas diesel/éster etílico de soja: B2, B5, B10, B20, B50, B75 e B100. O melhor desempenho registrado deu-se com a mistura B20.Given the prediction of the scarcity of oil, the ethyl ester (biodiesel has presented as an excellent alternative fuel option for cycle diesel engine. The characteristics of biodiesel are similar of diesel in terms of viscosity and the calorific power, being able to be used without adaptations in the engines. For the accomplishment of this work it was used a cycle diesel engine, of direct injection with four cylinders, without adaptations. The engine was connected to a dynamometer and acquisition systems of auxiliary data. The performances of torque, power and specific fuel consumption for the following mixtures diesel/soy ethyl ester had been evaluated: B2, B5, B10, B20, B50, B75 and B100. The best registered performance was given with the B20 mixture.

  12. Consciência do déficit na doença de Alzheimer: diferenças entre os domínios cognitivo e funcional

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    Tatiana Belfort

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Revisar sistematicamente desenhos de estudo, instrumentos de avaliação e fatores relacionados ao comprometimento dos domínios cognitivo e funcional da consciência do déficit em pessoas com doença de Alzheimer (DA. MÉTODO: Pesquisa nas bases de dados PubMed e ISI de estudos sobre consciência do déficit na DA publicados entre 2008 e 2013. As palavras-chave utilizadas foram: "dementia", "Alzheimer", "awareness", "awareness of memory" e "awareness of functioning", "deficits", "cognition". RESULTADOS: Os 10 artigos selecionados utilizaram os conceitos "falta de consciência do déficit", "anosognosia", "insight", "falta de consciência das dificuldades cognitivas" e "consciência limitada das deficiências". A etiologia do comprometimento da consciência do déficit foi relacionada a fatores biológicos como gravidade clínica da doença, associações neuroanatômicas, alterações neuropsiquiátricas e fatores psicológicos e sociais. O desenho de estudo mais utilizado foi o corte transversal. No domínio cognitivo, a memória e as funções executivas foram as duas principais funções investigadas. No domínio funcional, foram encontradas associações com a disfunção executiva, declínio da interação social, depressão e a influência do desempenho ocupacional. CONCLUSÕES: As distintas hipóteses etiológicas, a operacionalização variável do conceito e a falta de instrumentos de avaliação padronizados impossibilitam a obtenção de resultados homogêneos. Essas dificuldades comprometem a compreensão e a investigação dos domínios cognitivo e funcional.

  13. [Influence of slot size on torque control].

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    Tian, Jun; Liu, Zhong-Hao; Zhang, Ding; Wu, Chuan-Jun

    2009-12-01

    To study the influence of two slot size brackets on torque control when teeth interacted in the same arch. After the upper arch was aligned and leveled in Typodont study, the inclinations of upper teeth 5 +/- 5 were measured when 0.457 2 mm x 0.635 0 mm OPA-K brackets and 0.558 8 mmx0.711 2 mm OPA-K brackets were filled with 0.431 8 mm x 0.635 0 mm stainless steel wire. This experiment was duplicated 10 times. The inclin of each tooth were transformed to the absolute values of the torque play angle psi by computing program, and paired-t test was used. The two kinds of slot size brackets were different with statistical significance on torque control. When the brackets were filled with 0.431 8 mm x 0.635 0 mm stainless steel wire, the absolute values of the angle psi in 0.558 8 mm x 0.711 2 mm and 0.457 2 mm x 0.635 0 mm slot size brackets were 6.140 degrees +/- 3.758 degrees and 2.608 degrees +/- 1.479 degrees respectively, and the average difference of that between the two slot size brackets was 3.532 degrees. The absolute values of the angle psi in the upper left and right canine brackets were 2.560 degrees +/- 2.605 degrees, 4.230 degrees +/- 2.817 degrees, 1.260 degrees +/- 0.747 degrees and 2.070 degrees +/- 0.663 degrees respectively, and average differences between them were smaller than that in the other teeth. There was difference between the two kinds of slot size brackets on torque control, and 0.457 2 mm x 0.635 0 mm slot size bracket controls torque better when filled with the same size wire. In this study, the teeth interaction in the same arch probably caused the result that the difference of two slot size brackets on torque control was less than the study results of the theory calculations and material studys before.

  14. Tailoring spin-orbit torque in diluted magnetic semiconductors

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    Li, Hang; Wang, Xuhui; Doǧan, Fatih; Manchon, Aurelien

    2013-01-01

    We study the spin orbit torque arising from an intrinsic linear Dresselhaus spin-orbit coupling in a single layer III-V diluted magnetic semiconductor. We investigate the transport properties and spin torque using the linear response theory, and we report here: (1) a strong correlation exists between the angular dependence of the torque and the anisotropy of the Fermi surface; (2) the spin orbit torque depends nonlinearly on the exchange coupling. Our findings suggest the possibility to tailor the spin orbit torque magnitude and angular dependence by structural design.

  15. Tailoring spin-orbit torque in diluted magnetic semiconductors

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    Li, Hang

    2013-05-16

    We study the spin orbit torque arising from an intrinsic linear Dresselhaus spin-orbit coupling in a single layer III-V diluted magnetic semiconductor. We investigate the transport properties and spin torque using the linear response theory, and we report here: (1) a strong correlation exists between the angular dependence of the torque and the anisotropy of the Fermi surface; (2) the spin orbit torque depends nonlinearly on the exchange coupling. Our findings suggest the possibility to tailor the spin orbit torque magnitude and angular dependence by structural design.

  16. O RETORNO POR EMPREGADO COMO INDICADOR DE DESEMPENHO DAS EMPRESAS

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    Francisca Soraia Ferreira Leite

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Com as transformações no ambiente de negócios, os ativos intangíveis, potencialmente gerados pelo capital intelectual, ganharam importância. Este estudo tem como objetivo analisar e testar uma métrica alternativa de avaliação de desempenho que leva em conta os recursos humanos da empresa: o Retorno por Empregado (RE. Uma pesquisa exploratória foi realizada através do estudo de caso de três empresas com ações negociadas na BM&FBOVESPA no período 2006-2009. A partir das demonstrações financeiras das empresas, foram medidos seus desempenhos pelas métricas tradicionais, Retorno sobre Ativo e Retorno sobre Patrimônio Líquido, e pelo RE. O valor das ações de cada empresa foi usado como referência para criação de valor. Um estudo empírico complementar apontou que a correlação entre o RE e o preço das ações foi mais alta e significativa do que a correlação entre os indicadores tradicionais para a empresa mais intensiva em capital intelectual. Para as empresas intensivas em capital físico e em mão de obra, os indicadores de desempenho tradicionais apresentaram correlação mais alta. Sugere-se que a métrica alternativa seja um importante índice para empresas intensivas em capital intelectual. Reforça-se que tal medida de desempenho corporativo, que incorpora o efeito da força de trabalho intelectual, é uma contribuição importante à literatura sobre intangíveis.

  17. Spin diffusion and torques in disordered antiferromagnets

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2017-02-01

    We have developed a drift-diffusion equation of spin transport in collinear bipartite metallic antiferromagnets. Starting from a model tight-binding Hamiltonian, we obtain the quantum kinetic equation within Keldysh formalism and expand it to the lowest order in spatial gradient using Wigner expansion method. In the diffusive limit, these equations track the spatio-temporal evolution of the spin accumulations and spin currents on each sublattice of the antiferromagnet. We use these equations to address the nature of the spin transfer torque in (i) a spin-valve composed of a ferromagnet and an antiferromagnet, (ii) a metallic bilayer consisting of an antiferromagnet adjacent to a heavy metal possessing spin Hall effect, and in (iii) a single antiferromagnet possessing spin Hall effect. We show that the latter can experience a self-torque thanks to the non-vanishing spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnet.

  18. Spin diffusion and torques in disordered antiferromagnets

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2017-01-01

    We have developed a drift-diffusion equation of spin transport in collinear bipartite metallic antiferromagnets. Starting from a model tight-binding Hamiltonian, we obtain the quantum kinetic equation within Keldysh formalism and expand it to the lowest order in spatial gradient using Wigner expansion method. In the diffusive limit, these equations track the spatio-temporal evolution of the spin accumulations and spin currents on each sublattice of the antiferromagnet. We use these equations to address the nature of the spin transfer torque in (i) a spin-valve composed of a ferromagnet and an antiferromagnet, (ii) a metallic bilayer consisting of an antiferromagnet adjacent to a heavy metal possessing spin Hall effect, and in (iii) a single antiferromagnet possessing spin Hall effect. We show that the latter can experience a self-torque thanks to the non-vanishing spin Hall effect in the antiferromagnet.

  19. A dynamic method for magnetic torque measurement

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    Lin, C. E.; Jou, H. L.

    1994-01-01

    In a magnetic suspension system, accurate force measurement will result in better control performance in the test section, especially when a wider range of operation is required. Although many useful methods were developed to obtain the desired model, however, significant error is inevitable since the magnetic field distribution of the large-gap magnetic suspension system is extremely nonlinear. This paper proposed an easy approach to measure the magnetic torque of a magnetic suspension system using an angular photo encoder. Through the measurement of the velocity change data, the magnetic torque is converted. The proposed idea is described and implemented to obtain the desired data. It is useful to the calculation of a magnetic force in the magnetic suspension system.

  20. Real time implementation of viable torque and flux controllers and torque ripple minimization algorithm for induction motor drive

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    Vasudevan, M.; Arumugam, R.; Paramasivam, S.

    2006-01-01

    Field oriented control (FOC) and direct torque control (DTC) are becoming the industrial standards for induction motors torque and flux control. This paper aims to give a contribution for a detailed comparison between these two control techniques, emphasizing their advantages and disadvantages. The performance of these two control schemes is evaluated in terms of torque and flux ripple and their transient response to step variations of the torque command. Moreover, a new torque and flux ripple minimization technique is also proposed to improve the performance of the DTC drive. Based on the experimental results, the analysis has been presented

  1. Static magnetic forces and torques in ATLAS

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    Morozov, N.A.; Samsonov, E.V.; Vorozhtsov, S.B.

    1998-01-01

    The magnetic forces acting on the various metallic objects around the ATLAS detector, are the subject of the given paper. A system designer could use the information on global forces and torque acting on various components, obtained in this report, to optimize them. The results of force calculations could also serve as additional criteria for the replacement of the magnetic baseline material of various structures by nonmagnetic ones

  2. Memoria, funciones ejecutivas y deterioro cognitivo en población anciana

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    Yolanda Clemente

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Las funciones cognitivas hacen referencia a las funciones intelectivas o funciones mentales superiores. Suelen ser estos procesos los que primero sufren deterioro cognitivo asociado a la edad. El objetivo del presente estudio fue: analizar el estado de la memoria y las funciones ejecutivas en población anciana con y sin deterioro cognitivo; y comparar el estado cognitivo entre ancianos de un centro de personas mayores y ancianos en sus hogares. Se administró un test de screening para comprobar el nivel de deterioro cognitivo (Mini Examen Cognoscitivo MEC-35, para posteriormente, aplicar el Test de Alteración de Memoria (T@M y el Test de las Anillas. Los participantes fueron 24 sujetos, de los cuales 12 pertenecían a un centro de personas mayores y 12 residían en sus hogares. La edad media de los participantes fue de 78 años. El estudio permitió determinar la relación significativa entre el nivel de deterioro cognitivo y el estado de la memoria y las funciones ejecutivas. El sexo fue indiferente en la variable memoria, pero no en funciones ejecutivas. Finalmente, el hecho de que la persona resida en una institución no mostró diferencias significativas frente a aquellos que residen en sus hogares en cuanto al estado de la memoria y las funciones ejecutivas.

  3. GRAMÁTICA FUNCIONAL: DA ORAÇÃO RUMO AO DISCURSO

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    Edson Rosa Francisco de Souza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo busca apresentar um breve apanhado teórico sobre a Gramática Discursivo-Funcional, começando pelo modelo padrão de Gramática Funcional, desenvolvida por Simon Dik. O objetivo é mostrar a evolução do modelo funcional de Dik para o modelo de Gramática Discursivo Funcional de Hengeveld & Mackenzie (2006, 2008, apresentando-se as definições e as justificativas que embasam a expansão de um modelo funcional focado na oração (Dik, 1989; 1997 para um modelo funcional focado em uma unidade de análise mais ampla (o discurso, na qual as relações entre duas ou mais orações (ou porções de texto maiores são levadas em consideração. Palavras-chave: Funcionalismo; Discurso; Gramática Discursivo-Funcional.

  4. Mode coupling in spin torque oscillators

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    Zhang, Steven S.-L.; Zhou, Yan; Li, Dong; Heinonen, Olle

    2016-01-01

    A number of recent experimental works have shown that the dynamics of a single spin torque oscillator can exhibit complex behavior that stems from interactions between two or more modes of the oscillator, such as observed mode-hopping or mode coexistence. There has been some initial work indicating how the theory for a single-mode (macro-spin) spin torque oscillator should be generalized to include several modes and the interactions between them. In the present work, we rigorously derive such a theory starting with the Landau–Lifshitz–Gilbert equation for magnetization dynamics by expanding up to third-order terms in deviation from equilibrium. Our results show how a linear mode coupling, which is necessary for observed mode-hopping to occur, arises through coupling to a magnon bath. The acquired temperature dependence of this coupling implies that the manifold of orbits and fixed points may shift with temperature. - Highlights: • Deriving equations for coupled modes in spin torque oscillators. • Including Hamiltonian formalism and elimination of three–magnon processes. • Thermal bath of magnons central to mode coupling. • Numerical examples of circular and elliptical devices.

  5. Space Suit Joint Torque Measurement Method Validation

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    Valish, Dana; Eversley, Karina

    2012-01-01

    In 2009 and early 2010, a test method was developed and performed to quantify the torque required to manipulate joints in several existing operational and prototype space suits. This was done in an effort to develop joint torque requirements appropriate for a new Constellation Program space suit system. The same test method was levied on the Constellation space suit contractors to verify that their suit design met the requirements. However, because the original test was set up and conducted by a single test operator there was some question as to whether this method was repeatable enough to be considered a standard verification method for Constellation or other future development programs. In order to validate the method itself, a representative subset of the previous test was repeated, using the same information that would be available to space suit contractors, but set up and conducted by someone not familiar with the previous test. The resultant data was compared using graphical and statistical analysis; the results indicated a significant variance in values reported for a subset of the re-tested joints. Potential variables that could have affected the data were identified and a third round of testing was conducted in an attempt to eliminate and/or quantify the effects of these variables. The results of the third test effort will be used to determine whether or not the proposed joint torque methodology can be applied to future space suit development contracts.

  6. Measurements of Inertial Torques on Sedimenting Fibers

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    Hamati, Rami; Roy, Anubhab; Koch, Don; Voth, Greg

    2017-11-01

    Stokes flow solutions predict that ellipsoids sedimenting in quiescent fluid keep their initial orientation. However, preferential alignment in low Reynolds number sedimentation is easily observed. For example, sun dogs form from alignment of sedimenting ice crystals. The cause of this preferential alignment is a torque due to non-zero fluid inertia that aligns particles with a long axis in the horizontal direction. These torques are predicted analytically for slender fibers with low Reynolds number based on the fiber diameter (ReD) by Khayat and Cox (JFM 209:435, 1989). Despite increasingly widespread use of these expressions, we did not find experimental measurements of these inertial torques at parameters where the theory was valid, so we performed a set of sedimentation experiments using fore-aft symmetric cylinders and asymmetric cylinders with their center of mass offset from their center of drag. Measured rotation rates as a function of orientation using carefully prepared glass capillaries in silicon oil show good agreement with the theory. We quantify the effect of finite tank size and compare with other experiments in water where the low ReD condition is not met. Supported by Army Research Office Grant W911NF1510205.

  7. Mode coupling in spin torque oscillators

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    Zhang, Steven S.-L., E-mail: ZhangShule@missouri.edu [Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211 (United States); Zhou, Yan, E-mail: yanzhou@hku.hk [Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China); Center of Theoretical and Computational Physics, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (China); Li, Dong, E-mail: geodesic.ld@gmail.com [Department of Physics, Centre for Nonlinear Studies, and Beijing-Hong Kong-Singapore Joint Centre for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (China); Heinonen, Olle, E-mail: heinonen@anl.gov [Material Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL 60439 (United States); Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Technology, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 (United States); Computation Institute, The Unversity of Chicago, 5735 S Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)

    2016-09-15

    A number of recent experimental works have shown that the dynamics of a single spin torque oscillator can exhibit complex behavior that stems from interactions between two or more modes of the oscillator, such as observed mode-hopping or mode coexistence. There has been some initial work indicating how the theory for a single-mode (macro-spin) spin torque oscillator should be generalized to include several modes and the interactions between them. In the present work, we rigorously derive such a theory starting with the Landau–Lifshitz–Gilbert equation for magnetization dynamics by expanding up to third-order terms in deviation from equilibrium. Our results show how a linear mode coupling, which is necessary for observed mode-hopping to occur, arises through coupling to a magnon bath. The acquired temperature dependence of this coupling implies that the manifold of orbits and fixed points may shift with temperature. - Highlights: • Deriving equations for coupled modes in spin torque oscillators. • Including Hamiltonian formalism and elimination of three–magnon processes. • Thermal bath of magnons central to mode coupling. • Numerical examples of circular and elliptical devices.

  8. The Spin Torque Lego - from spin torque nano-devices to advanced computing architectures

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    Grollier, Julie

    2013-03-01

    Spin transfer torque (STT), predicted in 1996, and first observed around 2000, brought spintronic devices to the realm of active elements. A whole class of new devices, based on the combined effects of STT for writing and Giant Magneto-Resistance or Tunnel Magneto-Resistance for reading has emerged. The second generation of MRAMs, based on spin torque writing : the STT-RAM, is under industrial development and should be out on the market in three years. But spin torque devices are not limited to binary memories. We will rapidly present how the spin torque effect also allows to implement non-linear nano-oscillators, spin-wave emitters, controlled stochastic devices and microwave nano-detectors. What is extremely interesting is that all these functionalities can be obtained using the same materials, the exact same stack, simply by changing the device geometry and its bias conditions. So these different devices can be seen as Lego bricks, each brick with its own functionality. During this talk, I will show how spin torque can be engineered to build new bricks, such as the Spintronic Memristor, an artificial magnetic nano-synapse. I will then give hints on how to assemble these bricks in order to build novel types of computing architectures, with a special focus on neuromorphic circuits. Financial support by the European Research Council Starting Grant NanoBrain (ERC 2010 Stg 259068) is acknowledged.

  9. Desempenho funcional de crianças com paralisia cerebral participantes de tratamento multidisciplinar Functional performance of children with cerebral palsy undergoing multidisciplinary treatment

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    Alex Carrer Borges Dias

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A paralisia cerebral (PC é um conjunto de desordens posturais e do movimento que causam limitações funcionais; é atribuída a distúrbios não-progressivos, porém mutáveis, decorrentes de lesão do cérebro imaturo. Os objetivos do estudo foram identificar as dimensões funcionais comprometidas e observar a evolução da função motora grossa de crianças com PC submetidas a tratamento multidisciplinar em um intervalo de quatro meses. A amostra foi composta por 27 crianças com PC (média de idade 7,6 anos que freqüentavam a Associação Pestalozzi de Goiânia, GO. O nível de comprometimento das crianças foi atribuído segundo o sistema de classificação da função motora grossa GMFCS (Gross motor function classification system; a medida de função motora grossa GMFM (Gross motor function measure foi aplicada no início do estudo e após quatro meses. Os resultados mostram que 55,6% das crianças estavam nos níveis IV e V do GMFCS; foi verificada evolução da função motora grossa em todas as dimensões avaliadas pela GMFM, exceto na postura sentada - sugerindo que as transferências de postura e a locomoção devem ser focalizadas no tratamento multidisciplinar dessas crianças com CP.Cerebral palsy (CP is described as a set of postural and movement disorders that cause functional limitations; it is assigned to non-progressive, changeable disorders due to immature brain injury. The purpose of the study was to assess functional dimensions affected and the evolution over a four-month period of gross motor function of children with CP undergoing multidisciplinary treatment. The sample was made up by 27 children (mean age 7.6 years who attended the Pestalozzi Association of Goiania, GO. Severity level was assessed by the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS; the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM was applied at study onset and four months later. Results show that 55.6% of children were in GMFCS levels IV and V; children showed a positive gross motor function evolution in all GMFM dimensions, except in the skills at the sitting position - suggesting that position changes and locomotion should be focussed in multidisciplinary treatment of these children with CP.

  10. Bevel gear driver and method having torque limit selection

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    Cook, Joseph S., Jr.

    1994-08-01

    This invention comprises a torque drive mechanism utilizing axially translatable, mutually engageable transmission members having mating crown gears, driven and driving members with a three-element drive train being biased together by resilient means or by a fluid actuator system, the apparatus being operable to transmit a precisely controlled degree of torque to a driven member. The apparatus is applicable for use in hand tools and as a replacement for impact torque drivers, torque wrenches, motorized screw drivers, or the like, wherein the applied torque must be precisely controlled or limited. The bevel torque drive includes a drive gear which is axially displaceable and rotatable within cylindrical driver housing, a rotatable intermediate gear, and an output gear. Key rotationally secures displaceable gear with respect to input shaft but permits axial movement therebetween. A thrust bearing is preferably connected to the lower end of shaft for support to reduce play and friction between shaft and a transmission joint disc during rotation of the gear train. Coaxially mounted coiled spring is footed against displaceable gear for biasing the displaceable gear toward and into engagement with the intermediate gear for driving intermediate gear and output gear. Torque control is achieved by the use of straight or spiral beveled gears which are of configurations adapted to withdraw from mutual engagement upon the torque exceeding a predetermined limit. The novel, advantageous features of the invention include the configuration of the mating, crown gear sets and the axially translatable, slidable drive gear. The mechanism is capable of transmitting a high degree of torque within a narrow, compact transmission housing. The compact size and narrow, elongated configuration of the housing is particularly applicable for use in hand tools and in multiple torque driver mechanisms in which it is necessary to drive multiple fasteners which are located in close proximity. Prior

  11. DAS FERRAMENTAS AOS COLABORADORES: a avaliação individual de desempenho em um dos maiores grupos de inspeção veicular do Brasil

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    Victor Ribeiro Martins

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available A máxima “de aquilo que não se mede não se conhece, não se controle e não melhora” nunca foi tão aplicável como no cenário competitivo atual. O processo de avaliação de desempenho nas organizações visa justamente avaliar o quão bem desenvolvidos são os colaboradores. A investigação e o mapeamento do processo de AD se dão em um dos maiores grupos de organismos de inspeção veicular do país, sediado na cidade de Cuiabá, Mato Grosso. Para isso, ao longo do desenvolvimento, descreve-se a estrutura interna da empresa e são propostas oportunidades para ajustes no modelo atual de avaliação. Os dados foram coletados por meio de entrevista com roteiro semiestruturado cujas questões visavam captar a percepção dos mesmos sobre o processo de AD. Sugere-se, com base nos resultados, o desenvolvimento de um método de AD mais eficiente, em direção ao modelo de Avaliação 360º. Ao fim do estudo, foi possível inferir o quão necessário é a Avaliação de Desempenho para o desenvolvimento do colaborador e por isso propôs-se que a empresa a tome como constante, com o objetivo de incentivar os funcionários a buscarem um constante desenvolvimento profissional.

  12. Efeitos de variáveis individuais e contextuais sobre desempenho individual no trabalho Effects of individuals and contextual variables on individual performance at work

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    Francisco Antonio Coelho Junior

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho objetivou testar empiricamente um modelo teórico multinível de predição de desempenho individual no trabalho. As variáveis antecedentes investigadas, isoladas ou em interação, corresponderam à idade, gênero, cargo, grau de escolaridade, tempo de serviço e percepção de suporte à aprendizagem, medidas no nível individual e de contexto, e satisfação no trabalho, de nível individual. A pesquisa foi realizada em uma empresa pública, do ramo de pesquisas agropecuária e atuação nacional. A amostra (N = 808 contou com funcionários distribuídos em 45 unidades centralizadas e descentralizadas da empresa pelo Brasil. A coleta de dados foi realizada à distância, via e-mail. Os resultados multiníveis corroboraram o modelo teórico de pesquisa hipotetizado e evidenciaram que a variância de desempenho foi explicada por distintos preditores de nível individual e de contexto, isoladamente ou em interação.This paper aims to empirically test a theoretical multilevel model for the prediction of individual performance at work. Antecedent variables, isolated or in interaction, were age, gender, function, scholarity, period of function and perception of learning support, in the individual and contextual levels, and satisfaction at work, an individual variable. This study was accomplished in a public corporation which deals with agricultural research in a national scope. The participants (N = 808 were distribute in 45 central and noncentral units for the Brazil. Data collection was done online, by e-mail. The multilevel results confirm the hypothetic theoretical model and make evident that the performance's variance were predicted by different individuals and context variables, isolated or in interaction.

  13. Envelhecimento ativo e sua relação com a independência funcional

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    Olívia Galvão Lucena Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar los factores determinantes del envejecimiento activo y su relación con la independencia funcional. La investigación se realizó con 100 personas mayores de una Unidad de Salud de la Familia, en João Pessoa-PB, Brasil. Como instrumentos para la evaluación de personas mayores se utilizó la Medida de Independencia Funcional y un cuestionario sociodemográfico. Los datos fueron analizados a través del software SPSS. Según los resultados, todos los sujetos presentan la independencia funcional para llevar a cabo las actividades analizadas. Los datos también demostraron que la independencia funcional promueve una mayor integración de las personas mayores en la comunidad, mediante el fortalecimiento de los lazos sociales y familiares, de amistad y de ocio, y esos factores se consideran como determinantes del envejecimiento activo.

  14. Funciones ejecutivas: unidad-diversidad y trayectorias del desarrollo

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    Esperanza Bausela Herreras

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La presente revisión teórica tiene como objetivo profundizar en el estudio del desarrollo de las funciones ejecutivas, en concreto, en el análisis de las trayectorias del desarrollo de las diversas dimensiones que lo integran (inhibición, memoria de trabajo y flexibilidad, según el modelo propuesto por Miyake y colaboradores. Un segundo objetivo es tratar de conocer si en su evolución sigue la forma de una U invertida -con un ascenso inicial, un crecimiento moderado y un descenso con el transcurso de los años-; finalmente, profundizar en posibles líneas de investigación relacionadas con el las trayectorias y mecanismos que se siguen en su desarrollo. Concluimos considerando la importancia de desarrollar estudios con técnicas de neuroimagen que nos permitan completar y seguir ahondando en el estudio de un proceso cognitivo de orden superior que sigue siendo un gran desconocido en los estudios ontogenéticos.

  15. Estreñimiento funcional en pediatría

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    Luis De la Torre Mondragón

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El estreñimiento es un problema común y es una de las principales causas de consulta en la edad pediátrica, sus complicaciones indican un problema en el diagnóstico, en el tratamiento, o en ambos. Este tra- bajo está dirigido a los médicos que atienden niños con estreñimiento funcional e intenta explicar, de una manera práctica, cómo diagnosticar este problema destacando la información imprescindible que se debe obtener de la historia clínica y los estudios auxiliares de diagnóstico que pueden ser de utilidad para descartar organicidad. El “programa de rehabilitación intestinal” es la forma de tratamiento que se propone; éste tiene un éxito mayor a 90%, incluso en pacientes con estreñimiento crónico-grave en el que las recaídas y los fracasos son frecuentes.

  16. Una aplicación de las funciones débilmente contractivas a problemas de valor en la frontera de funciones con valores en intervalos

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    Vladimir Angulo-Castillo

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudia la existencia y unicidad de soluciones para problemas de valor en la frontera asociadas a ecuaciones diferenciales de funciones con valores en intervalos, usando la derivada de Hukuhara y algunos teoremas de punto fijo de funciones débilmente contractivas definidas en conjuntos parcialmente ordenados. Abstract. We study the existence and uniqueness of solutions for boundary value problems associated to differential equations of interval-valued functions, by using the derivative of Hukuhara and some fixed point theorems for weakly contractive mappings defined on partially ordered sets.

  17. Direct Torque Control of Matrix Converter Fed Induction Motor Drive

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    JAGADEESAN Karpagam

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the Direct TorqueControl (DTC of induction motor drive using matrixconverters. DTC is a high performance motor controlscheme with fast torque and flux responses. However,the main disadvantage of conventional DTC iselectromagnetic torque ripple. In this paper, directtorque control for Induction Motors using MatrixConverters is analysed and points out the problem ofthe electromagnetic torque ripple which is one of themost important drawbacks of the Direct TorqueControl. Besides, the matrix converter is a single-stageac-ac power conversion device without dc-link energystorage elements. Matrix converter (MC may becomea good alternative to voltage-source inverter (VSI.This work combines the advantages of the matrixconverter with those of the DTC technique, generatingthe required voltage vectors under unity input powerfactor operation. Simulation results demonstrates theeffectiveness of the torque control.

  18. Robust spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions

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    Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed

    2017-04-18

    We theoretically study the current-induced spin torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions, composed of two semi-infinite antiferromagnetic layers separated by a tunnel barrier, in both clean and disordered regimes. We find that the torque enabling electrical manipulation of the Néel antiferromagnetic order parameter is out of plane, ∼n×p, while the torque competing with the antiferromagnetic exchange is in plane, ∼n×(p×n). Here, p and n are the Néel order parameter direction of the reference and free layers, respectively. Their bias dependence shows behavior similar to that in ferromagnetic tunnel junctions, the in-plane torque being mostly linear in bias, while the out-of-plane torque is quadratic. Most importantly, we find that the spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic tunnel junctions is much more robust against disorder than that in antiferromagnetic metallic spin valves due to the tunneling nature of spin transport.

  19. Study on Monitoring Rock Burst through Drill Pipe Torque

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    Zhonghua Li; Liyuan Zhu; Wanlei Yin; Yanfang Song

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a new method to identify the danger of rock burst from the response of drill pipe torque during drilling process to overcome many defects of the conventional volume of drilled coal rubble method. It is based on the relationship of rock burst with coal stress and coal strength. Through theoretic analysis, the change mechanism of drill pipe torque and the relationship of drill pipe torque with coal stress, coal strength, and drilling speed are investigated. In light of the a...

  20. COMPETITIVIDADE NA DESTINAÇÃO TURÍSTICA: ANÁLISE DO DESEMPENHO REAL FRENTE AO DESEMPENHO PERCEBIDO PELOS GESTORES

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    Silvio Luiz Gonçalves Vianna

    2016-04-01

    poder público para melhorar o desempenho de uma destinação turística a partir de um levantamento feito junto aos gestores da iniciativa privada que mostre em que pontos os investimentos serão melhor aproveitados. Palavras-chave: Turismo. Competitividade das Destinações Turísticas. Indicadores de Desempenho. Políticas Públicas.

  1. Small-Bolt Torque-Tension Tester

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    Posey, Alan J.

    2009-01-01

    The device described here measures the torque-tension relationship for fasteners as small as #0. The small-bolt tester consists of a plate of high-strength steel into which three miniature load cells are recessed. The depth of the recess is sized so that the three load cells can be shimmed, the optimum height depending upon the test hardware. The three miniature load cells are arranged in an equilateral triangular configuration with the test bolt aligned with the centroid of the three. This is a kinematic arrangement.

  2. Motor Torque Calculations For Electric Vehicle

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    Saurabh Chauhan

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract It is estimated that 25 of the total cars across the world will run on electricity by 2025. An important component that is an integral part of all electric vehicles is the motor. The amount of torque that the driving motor delivers is what plays a decisive role in determining the speed acceleration and performance of an electric vehicle. The following work aims at simplifying the calculations required to decide the capacity of the motor that should be used to drive a vehicle of particular specifications.

  3. Cantilever torque magnetometry on coordination compounds

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    Perfetti, Mauro

    2017-01-01

    compounds, such as quantum computation or information storage. This review enlightens that CTM offers a unique combination of accuracy and precision to disentangle noncollinear contributions inside Single Crystals as well as the sensitivity to detect molecular order of thin films. CTM can also detect......Cantilever Torque Magnetometry (CTM) is one of the leading techniques to deeply understand magnetic anisotropy of coordination compounds. The knowledge of magnetic anisotropy is a mandatory requirement before proceeding with any future application related to the magnetic properties of coordination...... quantum phenomena such as magnetization steps and molecular hysteresis curves. Moreover, it can also provide the energy levels splitting and avefunctions composition, especially if coupled with microwave radiation....

  4. A New Circuit Model for Spin-Torque Oscillator Including Perpendicular Torque of Magnetic Tunnel Junction

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    Hyein Lim

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Spin-torque oscillator (STO is a promising new technology for the future RF oscillators, which is based on the spin-transfer torque (STT effect in magnetic multilayered nanostructure. It is expected to provide a larger tunability, smaller size, lower power consumption, and higher level of integration than the semiconductor-based oscillators. In our previous work, a circuit-level model of the giant magnetoresistance (GMR STO was proposed. In this paper, we present a physics-based circuit-level model of the magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ-based STO. MTJ-STO model includes the effect of perpendicular torque that has been ignored in the GMR-STO model. The variations of three major characteristics, generation frequency, mean oscillation power, and generation linewidth of an MTJ-STO with respect to the amount of perpendicular torque, are investigated, and the results are applied to our model. The operation of the model was verified by HSPICE simulation, and the results show an excellent agreement with the experimental data. The results also prove that a full circuit-level simulation with MJT-STO devices can be made with our proposed model.

  5. Corotation torques in the solar nebula - the cutoff function

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    Ward, W.R.

    1989-01-01

    The behavior of high-order corotation resonances in a disk of finite thickness is examined. The torque exerted at an mth-order resonance is determined by employing a vertically averaged disturbing function, and the ratio of this torque to that exerted on a cold, two-dimensional disk is identified as the so-called torque cutoff function. This function is then used to calculate contributions from the corotation torques to eccentricity variations of a perturber's orbit assumed orbiting in the disk. 11 references

  6. Remote calibration of torque wrenches in a hostile environment

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    Griffin, D. M.

    1982-03-01

    A relatively simple device is described which provides the capability for remote comparison of torque wrenches over a limited range. The device, properly used, provides calibration capability for most inch pound and foot pound range torque wrenches. For purposes of this discussion, the device itself was developed specifically for adapting an existing torque measuring system with torque wrenches in hostile environment. A gloved access port is utilized to manipulate the fixture while a viewing window and mirror are used to make visual comparisons. Click type wrenches do not require use of the mirror.

  7. Estilos educativos parentais, autoconceito e desempenho académico

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    Satúrio-Pires, Catarina de Almeida de

    2009-01-01

    Dissertação de mestrado apresentada ao ISPA -Instituto Superior Dando uso a diversas questões psicossociais que debatem as consequências dos padrões actuais de educação dos pais relativamente aos seus filhos, este trabalho tem por objectivo aferir de que forma os estilos educativos parentais (autoritário, autoritativo, permissivo e negligente) tal como percebidos por pais e filhos, influenciam as diferentes dimensões do autoconceito e o desempenho académico das crianças. Para o efeito, foi...

  8. Dietas pós-eclosão suplementadas com fontes de gordura e acrescidas de taurina e glicina sobre a morfometria intestinal e o desempenho de frangos de corte de um a 21 dias

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    J.I.M. Fernandes

    Full Text Available RESUMO O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito do fornecimento de dietas pós-eclosão suplementadas com diferentes fontes de gordura insaturada e adicionadas ou não de taurina e glicina sobre o desempenho produtivo, a biometria e a morfometria do intestino delgado de pintos de corte de um a 21 dias de idade. Foram utilizados 480 pintos de corte machos de um dia de idade da linhagem Cobb. O delineamento foi inteiramente ao acaso, em esquema fatorial 2 x 4, com e sem suplementação de taurina e glicina e quatro dietas (controle, óleo de peixe, de soja e de girassol, totalizando oito tratamentos com seis repetições de 10 aves cada. As rações experimentais foram fornecidas de zero a quatro dias de idade. O desempenho zootécnico foi avaliado ao alojamento e aos quatro, sete e 21 dias de idade. Nestas mesmas datas, foram sacrificadas duas aves por unidade experimental para biometria do intestino e histomorfometria da mucosa do intestino. A adição de diferentes fontes de gordura e a suplementação de glicina e taurina às dietas de transição não influenciaram o desempenho produtivo de um a 21 dias. A suplementação das dietas com glicina e taurina alterou a morfologia da mucosa intestinal, principalmente do duodeno, resultando em maior comprimento do vilo e relação vilo:cripta. Entretanto, parte dos efeitos positivos depende do tipo de óleo adicionado, mostrando que dietas pós-eclosão acrescidas de fontes de lipídios podem ser benéficas no desenvolvimento da capacidade funcional do intestino de frangos de corte.

  9. Gestão de Recursos Humanos e Avaliação de Desempenho por Competências: análise do processo em uma empresa do Vale do Paraíba

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    Andréa Ladeira Campos

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Novas ferramentas de gestão estratégica de recursos humanos (RH estão sendo utilizadas como forma de captar, valorizar e reter o capital humano nas organizações, capacitando-as para enfrentar as crescentes adversidades e concorrências do mercado. Dentre essas ferramentas, pode-se citar a gestão e a avaliação de desempenho dos funcionários baseando-se em suas competências, cuja conceituação e exemplificação são objetivos deste trabalho. O programa do ciclo das “5 Conversas”, aplicado em uma empresa química instalada no Vale do Paraíba, é um exemplo de projeto que abrange: desenho de objetivos individuais atrelados aos objetivos corporativos; acompanhamento dos resultados; avaliação de desempenho, cuja nota é atrelada ao pagamento de bônus e méritos; e desenvolvimento de plano de sucessão e de carreira. De maneira geral, o estudo traz uma revisão bibliográfica acerca dos conceitos de gestão e avaliação por desempenho, competências, plano de sucessão e de recompensas, entre outros, além da descrição de todas as fases do programa “5 Conversas” através pesquisa exploratória em materiais disponibilizados pela empresa. Relacionando-se os conceitos definidos por diversos autores e a descrição do programa da empresa, é possível aprofundar os conhecimentos sobre o tema e conhecer o exemplo de um programa que pode ser considerado benchmarking para outras organizações e profissionais da área e concluir sobre a preocupação da referida empresa com seus talentos humanos.

  10. EFEITO DA BANDAGEM FUNCIONAL NO MÚSCULO RETO FEMORAL EM INDIVÍDUOS HEMIPARÉTICOS ESPÁSTICOS

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    Andressa Caroline Machuca Felix

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    Full Text Available A bandagem funcional, é o nome dado a um tipo de banda adesiva desenvolvida no Japão em 1973, por Kenzo Kase. O paciente que tem como sequela à Hemiparesia espástica apresenta seus músculos rígidos e fracos. Objetivos: O objetivo principal do trabalho é observar o efeito da fita de bandagem elástica no músculo reto femoral em pacientes com sequela de Hemiparesia espástica, e aferir seu torque antes e após aplicação com o Dinamômetro isocinético computadorizado Cybex® (Biodex System®. Metodologia: Foi selecionado um grupo de 6 indivíduos com idade entre 40-80 anos, que apresentam sequelas de hemiparesia espástica. Neles foram avaliados a força do músculo reto femoral, em seguida estes indivíduos foram subdivididos em dois grupos. No Grupo 1: Em 3 indivíduos foi aplicada bandagem de forma inibitória no músculo reto femoral; No Grupo 2: Em 3 indivíduos foi aplicada a bandagem para ativação no músculo reto femoral. Resultados: Foi evidenciado estatisticamente um aumento no valor da porcentagem na média da avaliação inicial e a avaliação final de forma inibitória em aproximadamente 1,84% e, de forma ativa em aproximadamente 9,81%.

  11. Spin-orbit torques in magnetic bilayers

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    Haney, Paul

    2015-03-01

    Spintronics aims to utilize the coupling between charge transport and magnetic dynamics to develop improved and novel memory and logic devices. Future progress in spintronics may be enabled by exploiting the spin-orbit coupling present at the interface between thin film ferromagnets and heavy metals. In these systems, applying an in-plane electrical current can induce magnetic dynamics in single domain ferromagnets, or can induce rapid motion of domain wall magnetic textures. There are multiple effects responsible for these dynamics. They include spin-orbit torques and a chiral exchange interaction (the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction) in the ferromagnet. Both effects arise from the combination of ferromagnetism and spin-orbit coupling present at the interface. There is additionally a torque from the spin current flux impinging on the ferromagnet, arising from the spin hall effect in the heavy metal. Using a combination of approaches, from drift-diffusion to Boltzmann transport to first principles methods, we explore the relative contributions to the dynamics from these different effects. We additionally propose that the transverse spin current is locally enhanced over its bulk value in the vicinity of an interface which is oriented normal to the charge current direction.

  12. Nonambipolarity, orthogonal conductivity, poloidal flow, and torque

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    Hulbert, G.W.; Perkins, F.W.

    1989-02-01

    Nonambipolar processes, such as neutral injection onto trapped orbits or ripple-diffusion loss of α-particles, act to charge a plasma. A current j/sub r/ across magnetic surfaces must arise in the bulk plasma to maintain charge neutrality. An axisymmetric, neoclassical model of the bulk plasma shows that these currents are carried by the ions and exert a j/sub r/B/sub θ/R/c torque in the toroidal direction. A driven poloidal flow V/sub θ/ = E/sub r/'c/B must also develop. The average current density is related to the radial electric field E/sub r/' = E/sub r/ + v/sub /phi//B/sub θ//c in a frame moving with the plasma via the orthogonal conductivity = σ/sub /perpendicular//E/sub r/', which has the value σ/sub /perpendicular// = (1.65ε/sup 1/2/)(ne 2 ν/sub ii//MΩ/sub θ/ 2 ) in the banana regime. If an ignited plasma loses an appreciable fraction Δ of its thermonuclear α-particles by banana ripple diffusion, then the torque will spin the plasma to sonic rotation in a time /tau//sub s/ ∼ 2/tau//sub E//Δ, /tau//sub E/ being the energy confinement time. 10 refs., 1 fig

  13. Dynamics of a split torque helicopter transmission

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    Krantz, Timothy L.

    1994-06-01

    Split torque designs, proposed as alternatives to traditional planetary designs for helicopter main rotor transmissions, can save weight and be more reliable than traditional designs. This report presents the results of an analytical study of the system dynamics and performance of a split torque gearbox that uses a balance beam mechanism for load sharing. The Lagrange method was applied to develop a system of equations of motion. The mathematical model includes time-varying gear mesh stiffness, friction, and manufacturing errors. Cornell's method for calculating the stiffness of spur gear teeth was extended and applied to helical gears. The phenomenon of sidebands spaced at shaft frequencies about gear mesh fundamental frequencies was simulated by modeling total composite gear errors as sinusoid functions. Although the gearbox has symmetric geometry, the loads and motions of the two power paths differ. Friction must be considered to properly evaluate the balance beam mechanism. For the design studied, the balance beam is not an effective device for load sharing unless the coefficient of friction is less than 0.003. The complete system stiffness as represented by the stiffness matrix used in this analysis must be considered to precisely determine the optimal tooth indexing position.

  14. Accuracy of mechanical torque-limiting devices for dental implants.

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    L'Homme-Langlois, Emilie; Yilmaz, Burak; Chien, Hua-Hong; McGlumphy, Edwin

    2015-10-01

    A common complication in implant dentistry is unintentional implant screw loosening. The critical factor in the prevention of screw loosening is the delivery of the appropriate target torque value. Mechanical torque-limiting devices (MTLDs) are the most frequently recommended devices by the implant manufacturers to deliver the target torque value to the screw. Two types of MTLDs are available: friction-style and spring-style. Limited information is available regarding the influence of device type on the accuracy of MTLDs. The purpose of this study was to determine and compare the accuracy of spring-style and friction-style MTLDs. Five MTLDs from 6 different dental implant manufacturers (Astra Tech/Dentsply, Zimmer Dental, Biohorizons, Biomet 3i, Straumann [ITI], and Nobel Biocare) (n=5 per manufacturer) were selected to determine their accuracy in delivering target torque values preset by their manufacturers. All torque-limiting devices were new and there were 3 manufacturers for the friction-style and 3 manufacturers for the spring-style. The procedure of target torque measurement was performed 10 times for each device and a digital torque gauge (Chatillon Model DFS2-R-ND; Ametek) was used to record the measurements. Statistical analysis used nonparametric tests to determine the accuracy of the MTLDs in delivering target torque values and Bonferroni post hoc tests were used to assess pairwise comparisons. Median absolute difference between delivered torque values and target torque values of friction-style and spring-style MTLDs were not significantly different (P>.05). Accuracy of Astra Tech and Zimmer Dental friction-style torque-limiting devices were significantly different than Biohorizons torque-limiting devices (Ptorque value. Astra Tech and Zimmer Dental friction-style torque-limiting devices were significantly more accurate than Biohorizons (C) torque-limiting devices (Ptorque-limiting devices fell within ±10% of the target torque value preset by the

  15. REFLEXOS DAS CAPACIDADES MERCADOLÓGICAS NO DESEMPENHO: HOTELARIA EXECUTIVA

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    Deosir Flávio Lobo de Castro Júnior

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é analisar a relação entre as capacidades mercadológicas e o desempenho dos hotéis executivos em Santa Catarina. Para isto se faz necessário, identificar as variáveis relacionadas as capacidades mercadológicas, observar as variáveis relacionadas ao desempenho na hotelaria executiva e especificar as características do setor da hotelaria executiva. A metodologia empregada na pesquisa foi composta pela abordagem, quantitativo-descritivo, que é o caso da pesquisa descritiva, havendo teste de hipótese, o tipo e estratégia utilizado foi utilizado a survey, o universo e amostra foram os hotéis executivos de Santa Catarina., Após as técnicas estatísticas descritivas de análise do material empírico que foram utilizadas e pela análise multivariada de dados. As conclusões apontam para esta relação e a importância do aumento das capacidades mercadológicas da organização em ambiente dinâmico.

  16. Desempenho motor em uma amostra de escolares brasileiros

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    Dartagnan Pinto Guedes

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O estudo analisou o desempenho motor em relação à idade cronológica e ao sexo em amostra representativa de escolares de Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brasil. A amostra foi constituída por 2849 sujeitos (1457 raparigas e 1392 rapazes, com idades entre 6 e 18 anos, selecionada aleatoriamente. Os componentes de desempenho motor foram determinados a partir da bateria de teste envolvendo cinco itens: a sit-and-reach, b curl-ups, c trunk-lift, d push-ups e e PACER. Os resultados encontrados mostram que, em quase todos os testes motores administrados foram constatadas diferenças inter-sexos desde os 6 anos que aumentaram drasticamente a partir dos 12-13 anos. Em relação à idade cronológica, os rapazes na maioria dos testes motores administrados apresentaram gradualmente melhores resultados desde os 6 até os 18 anos, enquanto entre as raparigas os resultados mais elevados ocorreram por volta dos 11-12 anos com posterior declínio ou constância de seus escores.

  17. Smooth torque speed characteristic of switched reluctance motors

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    Zeng, Hui; Chen, Zhe; Chen, Hao

    2014-01-01

    The torque ripple of switched reluctance motors (SRMs) is the main disadvantage that limits the industrial application of these motors. Although several methods for smooth-toque operation (STO) have been proposed, STO works well only within a certain torque and speed range because...

  18. Optimum geometry for torque ripple minimization of switched reluctance motors

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    Sahin, F.; Ertan, H.B.; Leblebicioglu, K.

    2000-01-01

    For switched reluctance motors, one of the major problems is torque ripple which causes increased undesirable acoustic noise and possibly speed ripple. This paper describes an approach to determine optimum magnetic circuit parameters to minimize low speed torque ripple for such motors. The

  19. Improvement of Torque Production in Single-Phase Induction Motors

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    PID controller. Simulation results show the starting torque of the motor increased by 75% under the developed drive scheme. In addition, torque pulsations reduced from 1.4 Nm peak-peak to 0.14 Nm peak-peak at steady state. It was observed that the accelerating time reduced by 30% compared to the accelerating time ...

  20. Spin-Stabilized Spacecrafts: Analytical Attitude Propagation Using Magnetic Torques

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    Roberta Veloso Garcia

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available An analytical approach for spin-stabilized satellites attitude propagation is presented, considering the influence of the residual magnetic torque and eddy currents torque. It is assumed two approaches to examine the influence of external torques acting during the motion of the satellite, with the Earth's magnetic field described by the quadripole model. In the first approach is included only the residual magnetic torque in the motion equations, with the satellites in circular or elliptical orbit. In the second approach only the eddy currents torque is analyzed, with the satellite in circular orbit. The inclusion of these torques on the dynamic equations of spin stabilized satellites yields the conditions to derive an analytical solution. The solutions show that residual torque does not affect the spin velocity magnitude, contributing only for the precession and the drift of the spacecraft's spin axis and the eddy currents torque causes an exponential decay of the angular velocity magnitude. Numerical simulations performed with data of the Brazilian Satellites (SCD1 and SCD2 show the period that analytical solution can be used to the attitude propagation, within the dispersion range of the attitude determination system performance of Satellite Control Center of Brazil National Research Institute.

  1. Spin-torque generation in topological insulator based heterostructures

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    Fischer, Mark H.

    2016-03-11

    Heterostructures utilizing topological insulators exhibit a remarkable spin-torque efficiency. However, the exact origin of the strong torque, in particular whether it stems from the spin-momentum locking of the topological surface states or rather from spin-Hall physics of the topological-insulator bulk, remains unclear. Here, we explore a mechanism of spin-torque generation purely based on the topological surface states. We consider topological-insulator-based bilayers involving ferromagnetic metal (TI/FM) and magnetically doped topological insulators (TI/mdTI), respectively. By ascribing the key theoretical differences between the two setups to location and number of active surface states, we describe both setups within the same framework of spin diffusion of the nonequilibrium spin density of the topological surface states. For the TI/FM bilayer, we find large spin-torque efficiencies of roughly equal magnitude for both in-plane and out-of-plane spin torques. For the TI/mdTI bilayer, we elucidate the dominance of the spin-transfer-like torque. However, we cannot explain the orders of magnitude enhancement reported. Nevertheless, our model gives an intuitive picture of spin-torque generation in topological-insulator-based bilayers and provides theoretical constraints on spin-torque generation due to topological surface states.

  2. Spin-transfer torque generated by a topological insulator

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    Mellnik, A. R.; Lee, Joonsue; Richardella, Anthony R.; Grab, J. L.; Mintun, P. J.; Fischer, Mark H.; Vaezi, Abolhassan; Manchon, Aurelien; Kim, Eunah; Samarth, Nitin S.; Ralph, Daniel C.

    2014-01-01

    permalloy (Ni81Fe19) thin film, with a direction consistent with that expected from the topological surface state. We find that the strength of the torque per unit charge current density in Bi 2Se3 is greater than for any source of spin-transfer torque

  3. Spin transfer torque with spin diffusion in magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Manchon, Aurelien; Matsumoto, R.; Jaffres, H.; Grollier, J.

    2012-01-01

    in the metallic layers. We show that spin diffusion mixes the transverse spin current components and dramatically modifies the bias dependence of the effective spin transfer torque. This leads to a significant linear bias dependence of the out-of-plane torque

  4. Magnon-mediated Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya torque in homogeneous ferromagnets

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    Manchon, Aurelien; Ndiaye, Papa Birame; Moon, Jung-Hwan; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Lee, Kyung-Jin

    2014-01-01

    the time-averaged magnetization direction and display a number of similarities with the torques arising from the electron flow in a magnetic two-dimensional electron gas with Rashba spin-orbit coupling. This magnon-mediated spin-orbit torque can

  5. Magnon-mediated Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya torque in homogeneous ferromagnets

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2014-12-01

    In thin magnetic layers with structural inversion asymmetry and spin-orbit coupling, the Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction arises at the interface. When a spin-wave current jm flows in a system with a homogeneous magnetization m, this interaction produces an effective fieldlike torque of the form TFLm×(z×jm) as well as a dampinglike torque, TDLm×[(z×jm)×m], the latter only in the presence of spin-wave relaxation (z is normal to the interface). These torques mediated by the magnon flow can reorient the time-averaged magnetization direction and display a number of similarities with the torques arising from the electron flow in a magnetic two-dimensional electron gas with Rashba spin-orbit coupling. This magnon-mediated spin-orbit torque can be efficient in the case of magnons driven by a thermal gradient.

  6. Dynamics of domain wall driven by spin-transfer torque

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    Chureemart, P.; Evans, R. F. L.; Chantrell, R. W.

    2011-01-01

    Spin-torque switching of magnetic devices offers new technological possibilities for data storage and integrated circuits. We have investigated domain-wall motion in a ferromagnetic thin film driven by a spin-polarized current using an atomistic spin model with a modified Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation including the effect of the spin-transfer torque. The presence of the spin-transfer torque is shown to create an out-of-plane domain wall, in contrast to the external-field-driven case where an in-plane wall is found. We have investigated the effect of the spin torque on domain-wall displacement, domain-wall velocity, and domain-wall width, as well as the equilibration time in the presence of the spin-transfer torque. We have shown that the minimum spin-current density, regarded as the critical value for domain-wall motion, decreases with increasing temperature.

  7. Maximum Torque and Momentum Envelopes for Reaction Wheel Arrays

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    Markley, F. Landis; Reynolds, Reid G.; Liu, Frank X.; Lebsock, Kenneth L.

    2009-01-01

    Spacecraft reaction wheel maneuvers are limited by the maximum torque and/or angular momentum that the wheels can provide. For an n-wheel configuration, the torque or momentum envelope can be obtained by projecting the n-dimensional hypercube, representing the domain boundary of individual wheel torques or momenta, into three dimensional space via the 3xn matrix of wheel axes. In this paper, the properties of the projected hypercube are discussed, and algorithms are proposed for determining this maximal torque or momentum envelope for general wheel configurations. Practical strategies for distributing a prescribed torque or momentum among the n wheels are presented, with special emphasis on configurations of four, five, and six wheels.

  8. Towards measuring quantum electrodynamic torque with a levitated nanorod

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    Xu, Zhujing; Bang, Jaehoon; Ahn, Jonghoon; Hoang, Thai M.; Li, Tongcang

    2017-04-01

    According to quantum electrodynamics, quantum fluctuations of electromagnetic fields give rise to a zero-point energy that never vanishes, even in the absence of electromagnetic sources. The interaction energy will not only lead to the well-known Casimir force but will also contribute to the Casimir torque for anisotropic materials. We propose to use an optically levitated nanorod in vacuum and a birefringent substrate to experimentally investigate the QED torque. We have previously observed the libration of an optically levitated non-spherical nanoparticle in vacuum and found it to be an ultrasensitive torque sensor. A nanorod with a long axis of 300nm and a diameter of 60nm levitated in vacuum at 10 (- 8) torr will have a remarkable torque detection sensitivity on the order of 10 (- 28) Nm/ √Hz, which will be sufficient to detect the Casimir torque. This work is partially supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No.1555035-PHY.

  9. Current-induced Rashba spin orbit torque in silicene

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    Chen, Ji, E-mail: muze7777@hdu.edu.cn [Department of Mathematics, School of Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Peng, Yingzi [Department of Physics, School of Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Center for Integrated Spintronic Devices, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China); Zhou, Jie [Department of Mathematics, School of Science, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou 310018 (China)

    2017-06-15

    Highlights: • The spin dynamics of a ferromagnetic layer coupled to a silicene is investigated. • The Rashba spin orbit torque is obtained and the well-known LLG equation is modified. • The explicit forms of spin orbit torques in Domain Wall and vortex is also obtained. - Abstract: We study theoretically the spin torque of a ferromagnetic layer coupled to a silicene in the presence of the intrinsic Rashba spin orbit coupling (RSOC) effect. By using gauge field method, we find that under the applied current, the RSOC can induce an effective field which will result in the spin precession of conduction electron without applying any magnetic field. We also derive the spin torques due to the RSOC, which generalize the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) equation. The spin torques are related to the applied current, the carrier density and Rashba strength of the system.

  10. Special-Purpose High-Torque Permanent-Magnet Motors

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    Doane, George B., III

    1995-01-01

    Permanent-magnet brushless motors that must provide high commanded torques and satisfy unusual heat-removal requirement are developed. Intended for use as thrust-vector-control actuators in large rocket engines. Techniques and concepts used to design improved motors for special terrestrial applications. Conceptual motor design calls for use of rotor containing latest high-energy-product rare-earth permanent magnets so that motor produces required torque while drawing smallest possible currents from power supply. Torque generated by electromagnetic interaction between stator and permanent magnets in rotor when associated electronic circuits applied appropriately temporally and spatially phased currents to stator windings. Phase relationships needed to produce commanded torque computed in response to torque command and to electronically sensed angular position of rotor relative to stator.

  11. Design of digital load torque observer in hybrid electric vehicle

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    Sun, Yukun; Zhang, Haoming; Wang, Yinghai

    2008-12-01

    In hybrid electric vehicle, engine begain to work only when motor was in high speed in order to decrease tail gas emission. However, permanent magnet motor was sensitive to its load, adding engine to the system always made its speed drop sharply, which caused engine to work in low efficiency again and produced much more environment pollution. Dynamic load torque model of permanent magnet synchronous motor is established on the basic of motor mechanical equation and permanent magnet synchronous motor vector control theory, Full- digital load torque observer and compensation control system is made based on TMS320F2407A. Experiment results prove load torque observer and compensation control system can detect and compensate torque disturbing effectively, which can solve load torque disturbing and decrease gas pollution of hybrid electric vehicle.

  12. GESTÃO POR COMPETÊNCIAS UM ESTUDO DOS IMPACTOS GERADOS NA AVALIAÇÃO DE DESEMPENHO E REMUNERAÇÃO

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    Leila Vaz Silva

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available A abordagem relacionada à gestão de pessoas baseada em competências tem sido um tema freqüente no ambiente organizacional. Considerando o cenário de constantes mudanças torna-se um desafio a manutenção da vantagem competitiva, o que justifica o interesse pelo tema. Este estudo teve o objetivo de descrever e identificar como é realizada a avaliação de desempenho em uma empresa do ramo de mineração que adotou a gestão de competências, analisando os reflexos do seu resultado na remuneração. Realizou-se uma pesquisa qualitativa por meio da estratégia do estudo de caso, sendo os dados coletados por meio de entrevistas e analisados adotando-se a análise do conteúdo. Como técnica auxiliar utilizou-se ainda a análise de desenhos, procurando retratar a percepção dos participantes sobre a gestão por competências. Os resultados indicam que a opção pela implantação do sistema de gestão por competências permitiu que os funcionários entendessem de modo mais claro o seu papel organizacional

  13. EMG-Torque Dynamics Change With Contraction Bandwidth.

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    Golkar, Mahsa A; Jalaleddini, Kian; Kearney, Robert E

    2018-04-01

    An accurate model for ElectroMyoGram (EMG)-torque dynamics has many uses. One of its applications which has gained high attention among researchers is its use, in estimating the muscle contraction level for the efficient control of prosthesis. In this paper, the dynamic relationship between the surface EMG and torque during isometric contractions at the human ankle was studied using system identification techniques. Subjects voluntarily modulated their ankle torque in dorsiflexion direction, by activating their tibialis anterior muscle, while tracking a pseudo-random binary sequence in a torque matching task. The effects of contraction bandwidth, described by torque spectrum, on EMG-torque dynamics were evaluated by varying the visual command switching time. Nonparametric impulse response functions (IRF) were estimated between the processed surface EMG and torque. It was demonstrated that: 1) at low contraction bandwidths, the identified IRFs had unphysiological anticipatory (i.e., non-causal) components, whose amplitude decreased as the contraction bandwidth increased. We hypothesized that this non-causal behavior arose, because the EMG input contained a component due to feedback from the output torque, i.e., it was recorded from within a closed-loop. Vision was not the feedback source since the non-causal behavior persisted when visual feedback was removed. Repeating the identification using a nonparametric closed-loop identification algorithm yielded causal IRFs at all bandwidths, supporting this hypothesis. 2) EMG-torque dynamics became faster and the bandwidth of system increased as contraction modulation rate increased. Thus, accurate prediction of torque from EMG signals must take into account the contraction bandwidth sensitivity of this system.

  14. Comparison of different passive knee extension torque-angle assessments

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    Freitas, Sandro R; Vaz, João R; Bruno, Paula M; Valamatos, Maria J; Mil-Homens, Pedro

    2013-01-01

    Previous studies have used isokinetic dynamometry to assess joint torques and angles during passive extension of the knee, often without reporting upon methodological errors and reliability outcomes. In addition, the reliability of the techniques used to measure passive knee extension torque-angle and the extent to which reliability may be affected by the position of the subjects is also unclear. Therefore, we conducted an analysis of the intra- and inter-session reliability of two methods of assessing passive knee extension: (A) a 2D kinematic analysis coupled to a custom-made device that enabled the direct measurement of resistance to stretch and (B) an isokinetic dynamometer used in two testing positions (with the non-tested thigh either flexed at 45° or in the neutral position). The intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) of torque, the slope of the torque-angle curve, and the parameters of the mathematical model that were fit to the torque-angle data for the above conditions were measured in sixteen healthy male subjects (age: 21.4 ± 2.1 yr; BMI: 22.6 ± 3.3 kg m −2 ; tibial length: 37.4 ± 3.4 cm). The results found were: (1) methods A and B led to distinctly different torque-angle responses; (2) passive torque-angle relationship and stretch tolerance were influenced by the position of the non-tested thigh; and (3) ICCs obtained for torque were higher than for the slope and for the mathematical parameters that were fit to the torque-angle curve. In conclusion, the measurement method that is used and the positioning of subjects can influence the passive knee extension torque-angle outcome. (paper)

  15. Aborto entre alunas e funcionárias de uma universidade brasileira

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    Hardy Ellen

    1993-01-01

    Full Text Available No Brasil existem poucas informações sobre o aborto provocado e suas características na população. A dificuldade em se obter dados confiáveis deve-se: à sua ilegalidade, e também ao fato de que a maioria dos estudos é realizada em hospitais. Assim, em 1990, foi realizada pesquisa entre alunas da graduação e funcionárias de uma universidade brasileira. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de questionário, auto-respondido, para devolução por correio, anonimamente. Os resultados apresentados referem-se à freqüência do aborto provocado nesta população. Encontrou-se que quatro vezes menos alunas do que funcionárias tinham engravidado alguma vez (15% e 65%; 9% das alunas e 14% das funcionárias tiveram aborto provocado. Entre as mulheres que engravidaram alguma vez, as alunas tiveram mais aborto provocado do que as funcionárias (59% e 20%. Quando controladas por grupo etário as diferenças entre as alunas e funcionárias mantiveram-se. Entretanto, entre as alunas, o aborto provocado foi mais freqüente entre as mais jovens.

  16. Torque-transmitting mechanism of a metal CVT belt; Kinzoku CVT belt no torque dentatsu mechanism

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    Kobayashi, D; Mabuchi, Y; Kato, Y [Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Tokyo (Japan)

    1997-10-01

    The slip mechanism of a metal CVT belt which consisted of several hundred V-shaped elements and two sets of laminated metal rings was analyzed by focusing on the distribution of the gaps occurring between the elements, and a simulation which could predict the slip-limit torque at which the slip ratio increases sharply was developed. In this paper, the outline of the simulation is shown with some comparison between the calculated results and the experimental data. 3 refs., 13 figs.

  17. QUALIDADE DO SONO, CRONOTIPO E DESEMPENHO EM CORREDORES DE RUA

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    Igor Cruz

    Full Text Available RESUMO Introdução: O exercício físico gera resultados positivos para a qualidade do sono e atua no ciclo sono-vigília por meio de seu efeito sincronizador indireto do relógio biológico. Objetivo: Avaliar a qualidade de sono, o cronotipo e o desempenho de corredores amadores de rua da cidade de Limeira. Métodos: Foram avaliados 42 indivíduos de ambos os sexos (28 ± 1,47 anos, que praticavam corrida de rua. O instrumento utilizado para aplicação dos questionários foi a plataforma Google Drive - Google Forms. Foram formuladas questões que englobam o cotidiano de um corredor de rua e também questionários para avaliação do cronotipo, sonolência e qualidade do sono. Resultados: Os resultados demonstraram que o cronotipo mais frequente foi o matutino (47,61%, seguido por intermediário (30,95% e vespertino (21,42%. A frequência de corridas foi 88% no período da manhã, 9% no período da noite e 4% período da tarde. Com relação à qualidade de sono geral foi verificado que 59% dos corredores tinham má qualidade de sono. Ao analisar as variáveis de sono e sonolência em decorrência do horário da última corrida realizada, verificou-se que as pessoas que correram no período da tarde tiveram pior qualidade do sono e os que correram à noite tiveram índices de sonolência. Não se encontrou diferença no desempenho das corridas de 5 km entre matutinos e vespertinos; no entanto, constatou-se fraca associação entre o tempo da última corrida e a pontuação do cronotipo, demonstrando que os matutinos realizavam as provas em menor tempo. Conclusão: Assim, podemos sugerir que o cronotipo e o padrão de sono podem interferir no desempenho e, dessa forma, devem ser levados em conta durante os treinamentos.

  18. Temperature dependence of spin-orbit torques in Cu-Au alloys

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    Wen, Yan; Wu, Jun; Li, Peng; Zhang, Qiang; Zhao, Yuelei; Manchon, Aurelien; Xiao, John Q.; Zhang, Xixiang

    2017-01-01

    We investigated current driven spin-orbit torques in Cu40Au60/Ni80Fe20/Ti layered structures with in-plane magnetization. We have demonstrated a reliable and convenient method to separate dampinglike torque and fieldlike torque by using the second harmonic technique. It is found that the dampinglike torque and fieldlike torque depend on temperature very differently. Dampinglike torque increases with temperature, while fieldlike torque decreases with temperature, which are different from results obtained previously in other material systems. We observed a nearly linear dependence between the spin Hall angle and longitudinal resistivity, suggesting that skew scattering may be the dominant mechanism of spin-orbit torques.

  19. Temperature dependence of spin-orbit torques in Cu-Au alloys

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    Wen, Yan

    2017-03-07

    We investigated current driven spin-orbit torques in Cu40Au60/Ni80Fe20/Ti layered structures with in-plane magnetization. We have demonstrated a reliable and convenient method to separate dampinglike torque and fieldlike torque by using the second harmonic technique. It is found that the dampinglike torque and fieldlike torque depend on temperature very differently. Dampinglike torque increases with temperature, while fieldlike torque decreases with temperature, which are different from results obtained previously in other material systems. We observed a nearly linear dependence between the spin Hall angle and longitudinal resistivity, suggesting that skew scattering may be the dominant mechanism of spin-orbit torques.

  20. Interaction torque contributes to planar reaching at slow speed

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    Hoshi Fumihiko

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background How the central nervous system (CNS organizes the joint dynamics for multi-joint movement is a complex problem, because of the passive interaction among segmental movements. Previous studies have demonstrated that the CNS predictively compensates for interaction torque (INT which is arising from the movement of the adjacent joints. However, most of these studies have mainly examined quick movements, presumably because the current belief is that the effects of INT are not significant at slow speeds. The functional contribution of INT for multijoint movements performed in various speeds is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of INT to a planer reaching in a wide range of motion speeds for healthy subjects. Methods Subjects performed reaching movements toward five targets under three different speed conditions. Joint position data were recorded using a 3-D motion analysis device (50 Hz. Torque components, muscle torque (MUS, interaction torque (INT, gravity torque (G, and net torque (NET were calculated by solving the dynamic equations for the shoulder and elbow. NET at a joint which produces the joint kinematics will be an algebraic sum of torque components; NET = MUS - G - INT. Dynamic muscle torque (DMUS = MUS-G was also calculated. Contributions of INT impulse and DMUS impulse to NET impulse were examined. Results The relative contribution of INT to NET was not dependent on speed for both joints at every target. INT was additive (same direction to DMUS at the shoulder joint, while in the elbow DMUS counteracted (opposed to INT. The trajectory of reach was linear and two-joint movements were coordinated with a specific combination at each target, regardless of motion speed. However, DMUS at the elbow was opposed to the direction of elbow movement, and its magnitude varied from trial to trial in order to compensate for the variability of INT. Conclusion Interaction torque was important at

  1. Indicadores de desempenho e decisão sobre terceirização em rede pública de laboratórios

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    Maria Angelica Borges dos Santos

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Elaborar indicadores de desempenho e terceirização em rede de laboratórios clínicos, baseados em sistemas de informações e registros administrativos públicos. MÉTODOS: A rede tinha 33 laboratórios com equipamentos automatizados, mas sem informatização, 90 postos de coleta e 983 funcionários, no município de Rio de Janeiro, RJ. As informações foram obtidas de registros administrativos do Sistema de Informações de Orçamentos Públicos para a Saúde e do Sistema de Informações Ambulatoriais e Hospitalares do Sistema Único de Saúde. Os indicadores (produção, produtividade, utilização e custos foram elaborados com dados colhidos como rotina de 2006 a 2008. As variações da produção, custos e preços unitários dos testes no período foram analisadas por índices de Laspeyres e de Paasche, específicos para medir a atividade dos laboratórios, e pelo Índice de Preços ao Consumidor Amplo do Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. RESULTADOS: A produção foi de 10.359.111 testes em 2008 (aumento de 10,6% em relação a 2006 e a relação testes/funcionário cresceu 8,6%. As despesas com insumos, salários e prestador conveniado aumentaram, respectivamente 2,3%, 45,4% e 18,3%. Os testes laboratoriais por consulta e internação cresceram 10% e 20%. Os custos diretos totalizaram R$ 63,2 milhões em 2008, com aumento de 22,2% em valores correntes no período. Os custos diretos deflacionados pelo Índice de Preços ao Consumidor Amplo (9,5% para o período mostram aumento do volume da produção de 11,6%. O índice de volume específico para a atividade, que considera as variações do mix de testes, mostrou aumento de 18,5% no preço unitário do teste e de 3,1% no volume da produção. CONCLUSÕES: Os indicadores, em especial os índices específicos de volume e preços da atividade, constituem uma linha de base de desempenho potencial para acompanhar laboratórios próprios e terceirizados. Os

  2. Simbolismo e poder nas relações empresa-funcionário

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    Fernanda Chiozzini Martins-Suarez

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available A presente resenha convida o leitor a uma interpretação das relações de poder dentro de uma empresa siderúrgica, relações estas que são encontradas não apenas na dicotomia empresa-funcionário, mas também como resultado da inserção da mulher no mercado de trabalho. Entretanto, neste contexto, o peso da siderurgia se confunde com a leveza do símbolo significante construído pela empresa e representado pelo uniforme a fim de implantar na mente de seus funcionários a alegria e o prazer de trabalhar em uma companhia que tantas benesses trouxe aos seus funcionários e a cidade onde está instalada.

  3. ¿Pueden mejorarse las funciones ejecutivas en adultos jóvenes?

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    María Jesús Maraver

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available Al igual que un controlador aéreo regula el funcionamiento de un ajetreado aeropuerto, las funciones ejecutivas son el sistema de control de nuestro comportamiento, permitiéndonos planificar y regular nuestras acciones (motoras o cognitivas, realizar múltiples tareas y recordar sólo aquella información que es relevante. Teniendo en cuenta su importancia, han sido muchos los intentos de demostrar si las funciones ejecutivas se pueden entrenar. En nuestro trabajo investigamos el efecto de dos tipos de entrenamiento de las funciones ejecutivas y demostramos que sí es posible mejorarlas. Además, comprobamos que una mayor motivación durante el entrenamiento está asociada a mayores mejoras.

  4. Influência da velocidade no torque de remoção de tampas plásticas rosqueáveis para produtos farmacêuticos

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    Sandra Balan Mendoza Jaime

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve por objetivo avaliar a influência da velocidade empregada durante a determinação do torque de aplicação e remoção de tampas plásticas rosqueáveis de polipropileno (PP, com vedante interno, aplicadas em frascos de vidro e de poli(tereftalato de etileno (PET para produtos farmacêuticos, com diâmetros de terminação de 24 e 28 mm. Foi verificada também a influência do material de embalagem (vidro ou PET e do diâmetro da terminação no torque de retenção estático e dinâmico (após simulação de transporte em intervalos de tempo após 24 e 48 horas e após 7, 14 e 28 dias da aplicação dos respectivos sistemas de fechamento. Verificou-se que a velocidade não apresenta influência no torque de aplicação desde que o valor máximo seja controlado durante o processo de fechamento da tampa. No torque de remoção imediato, entretanto, a velocidade influencia significativamente nos resultados, sendo recomendado, sempre que possível, a utilização de uma velocidade constante. Foi estabelecido para o estudo a velocidade de 5 rpm para evitar a influência desse parâmetro nos resultados de torque obtidos. O material de embalagem e o diâmetro da terminação evidenciaram influência significativa nos resultados de torque de retenção estático e dinâmico, sendo observados valores superiores para os frascos de vidro comparativamente aos frascos de PET. Esse desempenho pode estar associado às diferenças nas propriedades viscoelásticas e na força de fricção ou atrito entre os materiais da tampa com vedante e a embalagem.

  5. Métricas de desempenho de marketing em empresas brasileiras

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    Mauricio Jucá de Queiroz

    2009-01-01

    A importância crescente das atividades de marketing e a conseqüente ampliação dos investimentos na área justificam a cobrança exercida pela alta administração para a avaliação de desempenho e a mensuração dos resultados de marketing. A pressão acentua-se em ambientes econômicos adversos, nos quais a alocação de recursos escassos entre diferentes projetos pela direção das empresas torna praticamente mandatória a justificativa do investimento a partir de estudos de previsão do retorno do invest...

  6. Towards Scalable Strain Gauge-Based Joint Torque Sensors

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    D’Imperio, Mariapaola; Cannella, Ferdinando; Caldwell, Darwin G.; Cuschieri, Alfred

    2017-01-01

    During recent decades, strain gauge-based joint torque sensors have been commonly used to provide high-fidelity torque measurements in robotics. Although measurement of joint torque/force is often required in engineering research and development, the gluing and wiring of strain gauges used as torque sensors pose difficulties during integration within the restricted space available in small joints. The problem is compounded by the need for a scalable geometric design to measure joint torque. In this communication, we describe a novel design of a strain gauge-based mono-axial torque sensor referred to as square-cut torque sensor (SCTS), the significant features of which are high degree of linearity, symmetry, and high scalability in terms of both size and measuring range. Most importantly, SCTS provides easy access for gluing and wiring of the strain gauges on sensor surface despite the limited available space. We demonstrated that the SCTS was better in terms of symmetry (clockwise and counterclockwise rotation) and more linear. These capabilities have been shown through finite element modeling (ANSYS) confirmed by observed data obtained by load testing experiments. The high performance of SCTS was confirmed by studies involving changes in size, material and/or wings width and thickness. Finally, we demonstrated that the SCTS can be successfully implementation inside the hip joints of miniaturized hydraulically actuated quadruped robot-MiniHyQ. This communication is based on work presented at the 18th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR). PMID:28820446

  7. Current-induced torques and interfacial spin-orbit coupling

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    Haney, Paul M.; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Lee, Kyung-Jin; Manchon, Aurelien; Stiles, M. D.

    2013-01-01

    In bilayer systems consisting of an ultrathin ferromagnetic layer adjacent to a metal with strong spin-orbit coupling, an applied in-plane current induces torques on the magnetization. The torques that arise from spin-orbit coupling are of particular interest. Here we use first-principles methods to calculate the current-induced torque in a Pt-Co bilayer to help determine the underlying mechanism. We focus exclusively on the analog to the Rashba torque, and do not consider the spin Hall effect. The details of the torque depend strongly on the layer thicknesses and the interface structure, providing an explanation for the wide variation in results found by different groups. The torque depends on the magnetization direction in a way similar to that found for a simple Rashba model. Artificially turning off the exchange spin splitting and separately the spin-orbit coupling potential in the Pt shows that the primary source of the “fieldlike” torque is a proximate spin-orbit effect on the Co layer induced by the strong spin-orbit coupling in the Pt.

  8. Torque-onset determination: Unintended consequences of the threshold method.

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    Dotan, Raffy; Jenkins, Glenn; O'Brien, Thomas D; Hansen, Steve; Falk, Bareket

    2016-12-01

    Compared with visual torque-onset-detection (TOD), threshold-based TOD produces onset bias, which increases with lower torques or rates of torque development (RTD). To compare the effects of differential TOD-bias on common contractile parameters in two torque-disparate groups. Fifteen boys and 12 men performed maximal, explosive, isometric knee-extensions. Torque and EMG were recorded for each contraction. Best contractions were selected by peak torque (MVC) and peak RTD. Visual-TOD-based torque-time traces, electromechanical delays (EMD), and times to peak RTD (tRTD) were compared with corresponding data derived from fixed 4-Nm- and relative 5%MVC-thresholds. The 5%MVC TOD-biases were similar for boys and men, but the corresponding 4-Nm-based biases were markedly different (40.3±14.1 vs. 18.4±7.1ms, respectively; ptorque kinetics tended to be faster than the boys' (NS), but the 4-Nm-based kinetics erroneously depicted the boys as being much faster to any given %MVC (p<0.001). When comparing contractile properties of dissimilar groups, e.g., children vs. adults, threshold-based TOD methods can misrepresent reality and lead to erroneous conclusions. Relative-thresholds (e.g., 5% MVC) still introduce error, but group-comparisons are not confounded. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. Prevailing Torque Locking Feature in Threaded Fasteners Using Anaerobic Adhesive

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    Hernandez, Alan; Hess, Daniel P.

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents results from tests to assess the use of anaerobic adhesive for providing a prevailing torque locking feature in threaded fasteners. Test procedures are developed and tests are performed on three fastener materials, four anaerobic adhesives, and both unseated assembly conditions. Five to ten samples are tested for each combination. Tests for initial use, reuse without additional adhesive, and reuse with additional adhesive are performed for all samples. A 48-hour cure time was used for all initial use and reuse tests. Test data are presented as removal torque versus removal angle with the specification required prevailing torque range added for performance assessment. Percent specification pass rates for the all combinations of fastener material, adhesive, and assembly condition are tabulated and reveal use of anaerobic adhesive as a prevailing torque locking feature is viable. Although not every possible fastener material and anaerobic adhesive combination provides prevailing torque values within specification, any combination can be assessed using the test procedures presented. Reuse without additional anaerobic adhesive generally provides some prevailing torque, and in some cases within specification. Reuse with additional adhesive often provides comparable removal torque data as in initial use.

  10. Study on Monitoring Rock Burst through Drill Pipe Torque

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    Zhonghua Li

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new method to identify the danger of rock burst from the response of drill pipe torque during drilling process to overcome many defects of the conventional volume of drilled coal rubble method. It is based on the relationship of rock burst with coal stress and coal strength. Through theoretic analysis, the change mechanism of drill pipe torque and the relationship of drill pipe torque with coal stress, coal strength, and drilling speed are investigated. In light of the analysis, a new device for testing drill pipe torque is developed and a series of experiments is performed under different conditions; the results show that drill pipe torque linearly increases with the increase of coal stress and coal strength; the faster the drilling speed, the larger the drill pipe torque, and vice versa. When monitoring rock burst by drill pipe torque method, the index of rock burst is regarded as a function in which coal stress index and coal strength index are principal variables. The results are important for the forecast of rock burst in coal mine.

  11. Detecting Casimir torque with an optically levitated nanorod

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    Xu, Zhujing; Li, Tongcang

    2017-09-01

    The linear momentum and angular momentum of virtual photons of quantum vacuum fluctuations can induce the Casimir force and the Casimir torque, respectively. While the Casimir force has been measured extensively, the Casimir torque has not been observed experimentally though it was predicted over 40 years ago. Here we propose to detect the Casimir torque with an optically levitated nanorod near a birefringent plate in vacuum. The axis of the nanorod tends to align with the polarization direction of the linearly polarized optical tweezer. When its axis is not parallel or perpendicular to the optical axis of the birefringent crystal, it will experience a Casimir torque that shifts its orientation slightly. We calculate the Casimir torque and Casimir force acting on a levitated nanorod near a birefringent crystal. We also investigate the effects of thermal noise and photon recoils on the torque and force detection. We prove that a levitated nanorod in vacuum will be capable of detecting the Casimir torque under realistic conditions, and will be an important tool in precision measurements.

  12. Standard practice for torque calibration of testing machines and devices

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    2009-01-01

    1.1 This practice covers procedures and requirements for the calibration of torque for static and quasi-static torque capable testing machines or devices. These may, or may not, have torque indicating systems and include those devices used for the calibration of hand torque tools. Testing machines may be calibrated by one of the three following methods or combination thereof: 1.1.1 Use of standard weights and lever arms. 1.1.2 Use of elastic torque measuring devices. 1.1.3 Use of elastic force measuring devices and lever arms. 1.1.4 Any of the methods require a specific uncertainty of measurement and a traceability derived from national standards of mass and length. 1.2 The procedures of 1.1.1, 1.1.2, and 1.1.3 apply to the calibration of the torque-indicating systems associated with the testing machine, such as a scale, dial, marked or unmarked recorder chart, digital display, etc. In all cases the buyer/owner/user must designate the torque-indicating system(s) to be calibrated and included in the repor...

  13. Current-induced torques and interfacial spin-orbit coupling

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    Haney, Paul M.

    2013-12-19

    In bilayer systems consisting of an ultrathin ferromagnetic layer adjacent to a metal with strong spin-orbit coupling, an applied in-plane current induces torques on the magnetization. The torques that arise from spin-orbit coupling are of particular interest. Here we use first-principles methods to calculate the current-induced torque in a Pt-Co bilayer to help determine the underlying mechanism. We focus exclusively on the analog to the Rashba torque, and do not consider the spin Hall effect. The details of the torque depend strongly on the layer thicknesses and the interface structure, providing an explanation for the wide variation in results found by different groups. The torque depends on the magnetization direction in a way similar to that found for a simple Rashba model. Artificially turning off the exchange spin splitting and separately the spin-orbit coupling potential in the Pt shows that the primary source of the “fieldlike” torque is a proximate spin-orbit effect on the Co layer induced by the strong spin-orbit coupling in the Pt.

  14. Reducing torque ripples in permanent magnet synchronous motor

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    Rihab Abdelmoula

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs are exceptionally promising thanks to their many advantages compared with other types of electrical machines. Indeed, PMSMs are characterized by their important torque density, light weight, high air gap flux density, high acceleration, high efficiency and strong power-to-weight ratio. A surface-mounted PMSM (SPMSM is used in this work. The SPMSM is built using a 2D finite element method (FEM. Cogging torque, torque ripples and back-EMF are examined during the design process in order to obtain sinusoidal back-EMF and to minimise torque ripples which are one of the major problems with PMSMs. Two procedures are used to reduce the cogging torque of SPMSM: the effect of slot opening and the influence of skewing the stator laminations. Cogging torque factor tc and the torque ripples factor tr have been calculated to compare the two configurations (open slots and closed slots. Then, the configuration with closed slots is utilised with skewing the stator laminations for different angle 0°, 10° and 15°.

  15. Desempenho e plumagem de frangos de corte intoxicados por aflatoxinas

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    Giacomini Leandro

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo desta pesquisa foi estudar os efeitos das aflatoxinas sobre o desempenho e plumagem de frangos de corte. Foram utilizados 240 pintos machos, alimentados de 1 a 42 dias de idade com ração ad libitum sem aflatoxinas (grupo controle e contaminada com 3mg de aflatoxinas/kg de ração (grupo tratado. As aves foram analisadas duas vezes ao dia em relação ao seu desenvolvimento. O consumo de ração e peso dos animais foram avaliados ao final de cada fase de criação (21, 35 e 42 dias. Ao final do experimento, realizaram-se as avaliações patológicas, a pesagem das penas e a avaliação dos seus aminoácidos. As aves do grupo tratado apresentaram sinais caracteristicos de intoxicação por aflatoxinas, como desuniformidade da estatura, redução no consumo de ração e ganho de peso e alterações microscópicas e macroscópicas em órgãos e tecidos. Observou-se que o coração e o fígado das aves intoxicadas apresentaram um incremento significativo no peso médio relativo, a massa de penas foi reduzida significativamente (33,8% e não houve alterações na concentração e na composição dos aminoácidos, apesar do baixo desempenho dos animais intoxicados.

  16. Valoración funcional del adulto mayor relacionado con el abandono familiar.

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    Jenny Fernanda Villarroel Vargas

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Se estima que entre el 2000 al 2050 la población mundial envejecida ascenderá del 11% al 22 %, con ello el incremento de las diversas enfermedades o trastornos propios de la edad. Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre capacidad funcional del adulto mayor con el abandono familiar en el barrio La Calera Centro, Latacunga, 2015-2016. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de corte trasversal, donde previo consentimiento informado participaron 70 adultos mayores, a quienes se les aplicó escalas para valoración de la capacidad funcional, así como la encuesta para valorar abandono familiar y aspectos sociodemográficos de la población. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizó el test de Chi Cuadrado de Pearson con un nivel de significancia del 0,05. Resultados: Se reportó el abandono en el 75,7% de los adultos mayores y tuvo significancia con respecto a la capacidad funcional y la estructura familiar (p=0,002. Hubo relación  entre capacidad funcional y abandono familiar, así como también predominio de los adultos mayores entre los 65 a 74 años, sexo femenino, sin ninguna actividad laboral y analfabetos. Hubo relación significativa entre capacidad funcional, edades geriátricas y ocupación; y de igual manera entre la estructura familiar y el abandono. La capacidad funcional y la estructura familiar fueron factores asociados al abandono.    Conclusiones: La dependencia del adulto mayor condicionó a diferentes tipos de maltrato, destacando el abandono familiar.

  17. Proposta de indicadores para avaliação de desempenho dos Sistemas de Gestão Ambiental e de Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho de Empresas do ramo de engenharia consultiva

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    Clarissa Lima Almeida

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available O processo de implantação de um sistema de gestão agrega valor à cultura organizacional, pois desenvolve competências relacionadas ao planejamento e execução das atividades, prioriza a capacidade de trabalho em equipe e promove a confiabilidade do sistema produtivo. Deste modo, uma das principais ferramentas utilizadas na política econômica das organizações tem sido a implementação de um Sistema de Gestão Ambiental (SGA. Do mesmo modo, o crescente número de acidentes repercutidos na mídia fez com que as organizações buscassem nos Sistemas de Gestão de Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho (SGSST o instrumento para alcançar melhores resultados na área de SST. O uso dos indicadores de avaliação de desempenho auxilia as organizações a quantificar e relatar o desempenho de seus sistemas de gestão. Diante disso, o objetivo deste trabalho foi propor um conjunto de indicadores de avaliação de desempenho para os SGA e SGSST de uma empresa certificada pelas normas NBR ISO 14001:2004 e OHSAS 18001:2007, a fim de melhorar o desempenho destes sistemas, contribuindo com seus processos de melhoria contínua. Para isso, foi realizado um estudo de caso em uma empresa de engenharia consultiva, em que foram levantados os dados necessários para viabilizar a elaboração e proposta dos indicadores, por meio, principalmente, de entrevistas, aplicação de questionário aos funcionários e acompanhamento às auditorias realizadas na empresa. Desta forma, foram propostos 23 indicadores, sendo 11 para o SGA e 12 para o SGSST. Os indicadores propostos podem ser empregados em SGA e SGSST de empresas de qualquer ramo de atividade, por se tratar de indicadores de fácil implementação e controle.

  18. RELAÇÃO ENTRE IDADE E CAPACIDADE FUNCIONAL DE IDOSAS RESIDENTES EM INSTITUIÇÕES DE LONGA PERMANÊNCIA NA CIDADE DE FORTALEZA/CE

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    Darling Kescia Araújo Peixoto Braga

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introdução: O envelhecimento gera desgastes fisiológicos próprios. O sistema de valores socioculturais ocidentais e a atual configuração dos arranjos familiares associados aumenta a institucionalização de idosos, que pela fragilidade podem ter déficits na execução das atividades básicas de vida diária (ABVD's e cognição. Objetivo: Avaliar o desempenho nas ABVD, considerando a faixa etária de mulheres idosas residentes em duas Instituições de Longa Permanência para Idosos (ILPI´s na cidade de Fortaleza/CE. Métodos: Estudo seccional, realizado no período de Outubro a Dezembro de 2013 através de um censo com 24 idosas residentes em duas ILPI's. A coleta de dados foi realizada em duas etapas: formulário com caracterização da amostra e o questionário de ABVD de Barthel. Resultados: A amostra possui idade média de 80,04 anos (± 7,91; mín, = 65,0 e máx. = 90,0, eram solteira (66,6%, com baixa escolaridade (33,3% analfabetas e 33,3% com primário completo, procedentes do interior do Estado (58,3% e residiam na instituição há menos de cinco anos (58,3%. O Índice de Barthel revelou que a maioria (75% eram independentes para a realização das ABVDs, sem influenciada da faixa etária. Conclusão: As idosas residentes nas ILPI apresentam independência funcional nas ABVD e sem influência da idade.

  19. Analyzing the installation angle error of a SAW torque sensor

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    Fan, Yanping; Ji, Xiaojun; Cai, Ping

    2014-01-01

    When a torque is applied to a shaft, normal strain oriented at ±45° direction to the shaft axis is at its maximum, which requires two one-port SAW resonators to be bonded to the shaft at ±45° to the shaft axis. In order to make the SAW torque sensitivity high enough, the installation angle error of two SAW resonators must be confined within ±5° according to our design requirement. However, there are few studies devoted to the installation angle analysis of a SAW torque sensor presently and the angle error was usually obtained by a manual method. Hence, we propose an approximation method to analyze the angle error. First, according to the sensitive mechanism of the SAW device to torque, the SAW torque sensitivity is deduced based on the linear piezoelectric constitutive equation and the perturbation theory. Then, when a torque is applied to the tested shaft, the stress condition of two SAW resonators mounted with an angle deviating from ±45° to the shaft axis, is analyzed. The angle error is obtained by means of the torque sensitivities of two orthogonal SAW resonators. Finally, the torque measurement system is constructed and the loading and unloading experiments are performed twice. The torque sensitivities of two SAW resonators are obtained by applying average and least square method to the experimental results. Based on the derived angle error estimation function, the angle error is estimated about 3.447°, which is close to the actual angle error 2.915°. The difference between the estimated angle and the actual angle is discussed. The validity of the proposed angle error analysis method is testified to by the experimental results. (technical design note)

  20. Electrode position markedly affects knee torque in tetanic, stimulated contractions.

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    Vieira, Taian M; Potenza, Paolo; Gastaldi, Laura; Botter, Alberto

    2016-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how much the distance between stimulation electrodes affects the knee extension torque in tetanic, electrically elicited contractions. Current pulses of progressively larger amplitude, from 0 mA to maximally tolerated intensities, were delivered at 20 pps to the vastus medialis, rectus femoris and vastus lateralis muscles of ten, healthy male subjects. Four inter-electrode distances were tested: 32.5% (L1), 45.0% (L2), 57.5% (L3) and 70% (L4) of the distance between the patella apex and the anterior superior iliac spine. The maximal knee extension torque and the current leading to the maximal torque were measured and compared between electrode configurations. The maximal current tolerated by each participant ranged from 60 to 100 mA and did not depend on the inter-electrode distance. The maximal knee extension torque elicited did not differ between L3 and L4 (P = 0.15) but, for both conditions, knee torque was significantly greater than for L1 and L2 (P torque elicited for L3 and L4 was two to three times greater than that obtained for L1 and L2. The current leading to maximal torque was not as sensitive to inter-electrode distance. Except for L1 current intensity did not change with electrode configuration (P > 0.16). Key results presented here revealed that for a given stimulation intensity, knee extension torque increased dramatically with the distance between electrodes. The distance between electrodes seems therefore to critically affect knee torque, with potential implication for optimising exercise protocols based on electrical stimulation.

  1. Funciones ejecutivas y Rendimiento Escolar en Educación Primaria

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    Caro-Franco, Federico

    2016-01-01

    En el presente Trabajo de Fin de Máster se ha investigado si existe vinculación entre el rendimiento escolar y las funciones ejecutivas en los alumnos que cursan Educación Primaria. Para ello, se evaluaron 32 alumnos de entre 6 y 8 años, 16 de los cuales presentaban un rendimiento académico bajo, y los restantes 16, un rendimiento académico normalizado. Para diagnosticar el grado de rendimiento de las funciones ejecutivas, se evaluó la atención, tanto sostenida como selectiva, la planificació...

  2. Envelhecimento ativo e sua relação com a independência funcional

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    Ferreira,Olívia Galvão Lucena; Maciel,Silvana Carneiro; Costa,Sônia Maria Gusmão; Silva,Antonia Oliveira; Moreira,Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes

    2012-01-01

    El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar los factores determinantes del envejecimiento activo y su relación con la independencia funcional. La investigación se realizó con 100 personas mayores de una Unidad de Salud de la Familia, en João Pessoa-PB, Brasil. Como instrumentos para la evaluación de personas mayores se utilizó la Medida de Independencia Funcional y un cuestionario sociodemográfico. Los datos fueron analizados a través del software SPSS. Según los resultados, todos los sujet...

  3. Envelhecimento ativo e sua relação com a independência funcional

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    Ferreira, Olívia Galvão Lucena; Maciel, Silvana Carneiro; Costa, Sônia Maria Gusmão; Silva, Antonia Oliveira; Moreira, Maria Adelaide Silva Paredes

    2012-01-01

    O objetivo da presente pesquisa foi analisar os fatores determinantes de um envelhecimento ativo e sua relação com a independência funcional. A pesquisa foi realizada com 100 idosos de uma Unidade de Saúde da Família, em João Pessoa-PB. Como instrumentos para a avaliação dos idosos foram utilizados a Medida de Independência Funcional e um questionário sociodemográfico. Os dados foram analisados através do software SPSS. De acordo com os resultados, todos os idosos apresentaram independência f...

  4. Efectos de un programa de entrenamiento funcional en la musculatura core en mujeres con fibromialgia

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    Pinzón, I.D.

    2015-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es evaluar los efectos de un programa de entrenamiento funcional de músculos core dirigido a las mujeres con fibromialgia. Se realizó un ensayo cuasiexperimental de tipo antes y después de una intervención durante 20 semanas, con frecuencia de 3 días/semana y una duración de 60 minutos cada sesión. Los resultados sugieren que el programa de entrenamiento funcional de músculos core es eficaz en el aumento de la fuerza muscular, la modulación del dolor, la optimizac...

  5. A flight simulator control system using electric torque motors

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    Musick, R. O.; Wagner, C. A.

    1975-01-01

    Control systems are required in flight simulators to provide representative stick and rudder pedal characteristics. A system has been developed that uses electric dc torque motors instead of the more common hydraulic actuators. The torque motor system overcomes certain disadvantages of hydraulic systems, such as high cost, high power consumption, noise, oil leaks, and safety problems. A description of the torque motor system is presented, including both electrical and mechanical design as well as performance characteristics. The system develops forces sufficiently high for most simulations, and is physically small and light enough to be used in most motion-base cockpits.

  6. Analysis of thrust/torque signature of MOV

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    Ryu, Ho Geun; Park, Seong Keun; Kim, Dae Woong

    2001-01-01

    For the evaluation of operability of MOV(Motor Operated Valve), the precision prediction of thrust/torque acting on the valve is important. In this paper, the analytical prediction method of thrust/torque was proposed. The design basis stem thrust calculation typically considers the followings: packing thrust, stem rejection load, design basis differential pressure load. In general, test results show that temperature, pressure, fluid type, and differential pressure, independently and combination, all have an effect on the friction factor. The prediction results of thrust/torque are well agreement with dynamic test results

  7. Electromagnetic forces and torques in nanoparticles irradiated by plane waves

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    Garcia de Abajo, F.J.

    2004-01-01

    Optical tweezers and optical lattices are making it possible to control small particles by means of electromagnetic forces and torques. In this context, a method is presented in this work to calculate electromagnetic forces and torques for arbitrarily-shaped objects in the presence of other objects illuminated by a plane wave. The method is based upon an expansion of the electromagnetic field in terms of multipoles around each object, which are in turn used to derive forces and torques analytically. The calculation of multipole coefficients are obtained numerically by means of the boundary element method. Results are presented for both spherical and non-spherical objects

  8. High torque DC motor fabrication and test program

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    Makus, P.

    1976-01-01

    The testing of a standard iron and standard alnico permanent magnet two-phase, brushless dc spin motor for potential application to the space telescope has been concluded. The purpose of this study was to determine spin motor power losses, magnetic drag, efficiency and torque speed characteristics of a high torque dc motor. The motor was designed and built to fit an existing reaction wheel as a test vehicle and to use existing brass-board commutation and torque command electronics. The results of the tests are included in this report.

  9. Torque Modeling and Control of a Variable Compression Engine

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    Bergström, Andreas

    2003-01-01

    The SAAB variable compression engine is a new engine concept that enables the fuel consumption to be radically cut by varying the compression ratio. A challenge with this new engine concept is that the compression ratio has a direct influence on the output torque, which means that a change in compression ratio also leads to a change in the torque. A torque change may be felt as a jerk in the movement of the car, and this is an undesirable effect since the driver has no control over the compre...

  10. Torque converter transient characteristics prediction using computational fluid dynamics

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    Yamaguchi, T; Tanaka, K

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this research is to investigate the transient torque converter performance used in an automobile. A new technique in computational fluid dynamics is introduced, which includes the inertia of the turbine in a three dimensional simulation of the torque converter during a launch condition. The simulation results are compared to experimental test data with good agreement across the range of data. In addition, the simulated flow structure inside the torque converter is visualized and compared to results from a steady-state calculation.

  11. Intrinsic nonadiabatic topological torque in magnetic skyrmions and vortices

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    Akosa, Collins Ashu; Ndiaye, Papa Birame; Manchon, Aurelien

    2017-01-01

    We propose that topological spin currents flowing in topologically nontrivial magnetic textures, such as magnetic skyrmions and vortices, produce an intrinsic nonadiabatic torque of the form Tt∼[(∂xm×∂ym)·m]∂ym. We show that this torque, which is absent in one-dimensional domain walls and/or nontopological textures, is responsible for the enhanced nonadiabaticity parameter observed in magnetic vortices compared to one-dimensional textures. The impact of this torque on the motion of magnetic skyrmions is expected to be crucial, especially to determine their robustness against defects and pinning centers.

  12. Intrinsic nonadiabatic topological torque in magnetic skyrmions and vortices

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    Akosa, Collins Ashu

    2017-03-01

    We propose that topological spin currents flowing in topologically nontrivial magnetic textures, such as magnetic skyrmions and vortices, produce an intrinsic nonadiabatic torque of the form Tt∼[(∂xm×∂ym)·m]∂ym. We show that this torque, which is absent in one-dimensional domain walls and/or nontopological textures, is responsible for the enhanced nonadiabaticity parameter observed in magnetic vortices compared to one-dimensional textures. The impact of this torque on the motion of magnetic skyrmions is expected to be crucial, especially to determine their robustness against defects and pinning centers.

  13. Spin transfer torque with spin diffusion in magnetic tunnel junctions

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2012-08-09

    Spin transport in magnetic tunnel junctions in the presence of spin diffusion is considered theoretically. Combining ballistic tunneling across the barrier and diffusive transport in the electrodes, we solve the spin dynamics equation in the metallic layers. We show that spin diffusion mixes the transverse spin current components and dramatically modifies the bias dependence of the effective spin transfer torque. This leads to a significant linear bias dependence of the out-of-plane torque, as well as a nonconventional thickness dependence of both spin torque components.

  14. Influence of Joint Angle on EMG-Torque Model During Constant-Posture, Torque-Varying Contractions.

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    Liu, Pu; Liu, Lukai; Clancy, Edward A

    2015-11-01

    Relating the electromyogram (EMG) to joint torque is useful in various application areas, including prosthesis control, ergonomics and clinical biomechanics. Limited study has related EMG to torque across varied joint angles, particularly when subjects performed force-varying contractions or when optimized modeling methods were utilized. We related the biceps-triceps surface EMG of 22 subjects to elbow torque at six joint angles (spanning 60° to 135°) during constant-posture, torque-varying contractions. Three nonlinear EMG σ -torque models, advanced EMG amplitude (EMG σ ) estimation processors (i.e., whitened, multiple-channel) and the duration of data used to train models were investigated. When EMG-torque models were formed separately for each of the six distinct joint angles, a minimum "gold standard" error of 4.01±1.2% MVC(F90) resulted (i.e., error relative to maximum voluntary contraction at 90° flexion). This model structure, however, did not directly facilitate interpolation across angles. The best model which did so achieved a statistically equivalent error of 4.06±1.2% MVC(F90). Results demonstrated that advanced EMG σ processors lead to improved joint torque estimation as do longer model training durations.

  15. Desempenho de motor diesel quatro tempos alimentado com biodiesel de óleo de soja (B 100 Performance of four stroke diesel cycle engine supplied with soybean oil biodiesel (B 100

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    Carlos Eduardo Silva Volpato

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se, neste trabalho, avaliar o desempenho de um motor de ciclo diesel quatro tempos e quatro cilindros utilizando biodiesel de óleo de soja (B100, em comparação ao óleo diesel. Foram analisados os parâmetros: potência efetiva e reduzida, torque, consumo específico e energético de combustível, eficiência termomecânica e volumétrica. Foi instalado um ensaio com delineamento inteiramente casualizado (DIC em esquema fatorial, realizada análise de variância e aplicado teste de Tukey, a 5%. Foram pesquisados cinco níveis de rotação em quatro repetições (650, 570, 490, 410, 320 e 240 rpm. O motor alimentado com biodiesel apresentou torque e potência reduzida um pouco menor que quando alimentado com óleo diesel fóssil, entretanto, os consumos especifico e horário, apresentaram resultados mais satisfatórios que o diesel fóssil.The aim of this work was to compare the performance of a four stroke diesel cycle engine and a four cylinder using biodiesel made from soy oil (B100, in comparison with the diesel oil. The parameters analyzed were: effective power and reduced power, torque, specific and energetic consumption of fuel, thermal-mechanics and volumetric efficiency. An entirely randomized experiment design was installed (DIC in a factorial structure, the analysis of variance was carried out and the Tukey test was applied at the level of 5%. Five rotation levels were researched in four replications (650, 570, 490, 410, 320, and 240 rpm. The engine fed with biodiesel presented torque and reduced power a little lower than the engine fed with fossil diesel. However, specific and hourly consumptions presented more satisfactory results.

  16. PREFACE: The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2014 (TORQUE 2014)

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    Mann, Jakob; Bak, Christian; Bechmann, Andreas; Bingöl, Ferhat; Dellwik, Ebba; Dimitrov, Nikolay; Giebel, Gregor; Hansen, Martin O. L.; Jensen, Dorte Juul; Larsen, Gunner; Aagaard Madsen, Helge; Natarajan, Anand; Rathmann, Ole; Sathe, Ameya; Nørkær Sørensen, Jens; Nørkær Sørensen, Niels

    2014-06-01

    The 186 papers in this volume constitute the proceedings of the fifth Science of Making Torque from Wind conference, which is organized by the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE, www.eawe.eu). The conference, also called Torque 2014, is held at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 17-20 June 2014. The EAWE conference series started in 2004 in Delft, the Netherlands. In 2007 it was held in Copenhagen, in 2010 in Heraklion, Greece, and then in 2012 in Oldenburg, Germany. The global yearly production of electrical energy by wind turbines has grown approximately by 25% annually over the last couple of decades and covers now 2-3% of the global electrical power consumption. In order to make a significant impact on one of the large challenges of our time, namely global warming, the growth has to continue for a decade or two yet. This in turn requires research and education in wind turbine aerodynamics and wind resources, the two topics which are the main subjects of this conference. Similar to the growth in electrical power production by wind is the growth in scientific papers about wind energy. Over the last decade the number of papers has also grown by about 25% annually, and many research based companies all over the world are founded. Hence, the wind energy research community is rapidly expanding and the Torque conference series offers a good opportunity to meet and exchange ideas. We hope that the Torque 2014 will heighten the quality of the wind energy research, while the participants will enjoy each others company in Copenhagen. Many people have been involved in producing the Torque 2014 proceedings. The work by more than two hundred reviewers ensuring the quality of the papers is greatly appreciated. The timely evaluation and coordination of the reviews would not have been possible without the work of sixteen ''section editors'' all from DTU Wind Energy: Christian Bak, Andreas Bechmann, Ferhat Bingöl, Ebba Dellwik, Nikolay Dimitrov, Gregor Giebel, Martin

  17. Spin orbit torque based electronic neuron

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    Sengupta, Abhronil, E-mail: asengup@purdue.edu; Choday, Sri Harsha; Kim, Yusung; Roy, Kaushik [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 (United States)

    2015-04-06

    A device based on current-induced spin-orbit torque (SOT) that functions as an electronic neuron is proposed in this work. The SOT device implements an artificial neuron's thresholding (transfer) function. In the first step of a two-step switching scheme, a charge current places the magnetization of a nano-magnet along the hard-axis, i.e., an unstable point for the magnet. In the second step, the SOT device (neuron) receives a current (from the synapses) which moves the magnetization from the unstable point to one of the two stable states. The polarity of the synaptic current encodes the excitatory and inhibitory nature of the neuron input and determines the final orientation of the magnetization. A resistive crossbar array, functioning as synapses, generates a bipolar current that is a weighted sum of the inputs. The simulation of a two layer feed-forward artificial neural network based on the SOT electronic neuron shows that it consumes ∼3× lower power than a 45 nm digital CMOS implementation, while reaching ∼80% accuracy in the classification of 100 images of handwritten digits from the MNIST dataset.

  18. Spin orbit torque based electronic neuron

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    Sengupta, Abhronil; Choday, Sri Harsha; Kim, Yusung; Roy, Kaushik

    2015-01-01

    A device based on current-induced spin-orbit torque (SOT) that functions as an electronic neuron is proposed in this work. The SOT device implements an artificial neuron's thresholding (transfer) function. In the first step of a two-step switching scheme, a charge current places the magnetization of a nano-magnet along the hard-axis, i.e., an unstable point for the magnet. In the second step, the SOT device (neuron) receives a current (from the synapses) which moves the magnetization from the unstable point to one of the two stable states. The polarity of the synaptic current encodes the excitatory and inhibitory nature of the neuron input and determines the final orientation of the magnetization. A resistive crossbar array, functioning as synapses, generates a bipolar current that is a weighted sum of the inputs. The simulation of a two layer feed-forward artificial neural network based on the SOT electronic neuron shows that it consumes ∼3× lower power than a 45 nm digital CMOS implementation, while reaching ∼80% accuracy in the classification of 100 images of handwritten digits from the MNIST dataset

  19. Efeitos do uso de mangas de compressão gradual no desempenho muscular de homens treinados

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    Maria Claudia Pereira

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Investigações têm demonstrado que o uso de roupas de compressão para membros inferiores pode melhorar a potência em saltos e a economia de corrida. Recentemente, o uso de roupas de compressão para os membros superiores tornou-se popular em desportos onde a força, resistência e potência muscular são requeridas. No entanto, os benefícios das roupas de compressão no desempenho muscular ainda precisam ser investigados. O objetivo do estudo foi investigar os efeitos de mangas de compressão na produção de força e no trabalho dos flexores do cotovelo. Participaram do estudo oito homens jovens e saudáveis com experiência em exercício resistido. Os testes foram conduzidos de forma aleatória com design contrabalanceado, sendo: 1 manga de compressão e 2 manga sem compressão (placebo. Foram avaliados o pico de torque (PT e o trabalho total (TT durante quatro séries de 10 repetições máximas dos flexores do cotovelo a 60°.s-1 em dinamómetro isocinético. Verificou-se redução significativa do PT e TT entre as séries em ambas as condições. No entanto, não foram encontradas diferenças significativas entre compressão e placebo. Os resultados indicam que as mangas de compressão usadas por atletas e entusiastas não contribuem para aumento da força ou capacidade de realizar trabalho dos flexores do cotovelo.

  20. Desempenho motor fino e funcionalidade em crianças com síndrome de Down Fine motor performance and functionality in children with Down syndrome

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    Aline Cirelli Coppede

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi comparar crianças com síndrome de Down (SD e crianças típicas quanto ao desempenho motor fino, avaliado pela Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development - Third Edition (BSITD-III, e o desempenho em autocuidado segundo o Inventário Pediátrico de Avaliação de Incapacidade (PEDI; e investigar associação entre ambos os domínios. Participaram 12 crianças típicas e 12 crianças com SD, avaliadas na idade de 2 anos. As crianças com SD apresentaram desempenho motor fino e funcionalidade inferior às crianças típicas, possivelmente por dificuldades em desempenhar tarefas que exijam destreza e coordenação manual, como as que compõem a BSITD-III. Apesar disso, sua pontuação em autocuidado foi adequada para a faixa etária, possivelmente porque as habilidades funcionais exigidas nesse período, como retirar calçados/vestimenta, impõem menor demanda motora fina do que tarefas da BSITD-III. Esse fato pode ter contribuído para o bom desempenho funcional das crianças com SD, e para a ausência de associação entre os domínios. Fatores como os cuidados oferecidos à criança pelos cuidadores, bem como ambientes estimuladores provavelmente também contribuíram para os resultados.The aim of study was to compare typically-developing children and children with Down syndrome (DS for their fine motor performance, measured by the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development - Third Edition (BSITD-III, and for their functional performance in self-care, measured by the Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI. Associations between these areas were also investigated. Twelve typically-developing children and 12 children with DS were assessed at the age of 2 years. The children with DS performed poorly in fine motor skills when compared with typical children, which may be explained by the complex motor skills involved in the BSITD-III's tasks. Their self-care scores were also lower in comparison with the

  1. Indicadores de desempenho em um laboratório de diagnóstico animal = Performance indicators in an animal diagnostic laboratory

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    Sílvio Orlan de Castro Chaves

    2018-06-01

    Full Text Available A utilização dos indicadores da qualidade vem sendo estimulada nos laboratórios para melhorar a qualificaçã o e a quantificaçã o dos erros nos diferentes processos laboratoriais, bem como para ajudar na implantaçã o de medidas corretivas e preventivas e indicar a eficá cia das açõ es realizadas. Este trabalho tem como objetivo avaliar indicadores de desempenho durante o ano de 2015 e de 2016 em um laboratório de diagnóstico animal localizado em Belém, estado do Pará. Dessa forma, utilizou-se quatro indicadores de desempenho do laboratório: nú mero de açõ es de divulgaçã o do laboratório para sociedade; desempenho temporal; percentual de ensaios acreditados e percentual de execução do plano de capacitação. Todos os ensaios ofertados pelo laboratório são acreditados na ABNT NBR ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Verificou-se que não houve ações de divulgação do laboratório no ano de 2015, entretanto, no ano de 2016, ocorreram sete ações de divulgação do laboratório em diferentes estados do Brasil. As amostras com relatórios de ensaio fornecidos dentro do prazo estipulado para os clientes decresceram 1,5% entre o ano de 2015 (92,7% para 2016 (91,2%. O percentual de capacitação dos funcionários foi nulo no ano de 2015 (0% e pouco expressivo em 2016 (16,7%. Conclui-se que o laboratório em estudo apresenta bons indicadores de desempenho temporal e de acreditação, porém deve atentar para melhoria continua das ações futuras de divulgação da instituição e para o treinamento de pessoal a fim de atender plenamente o planejamento estratégico do órgão. = The use of quality indicators has been valued in the management of laboratories to optimize the qualification and quantification of failures in different laboratory processes, as well as to assist in the implementation of corrective and preventive measures and to indicate the effectiveness of the actions taken. This study aims to evaluate key

  2. An improved torque density Modulated Pole Machine for low speed high torque applications

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    Washington, J. G.; Atkinson, G. J.; Baker, N. J.

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a new topology for three-phase Modulated Pole Machines. This new topology the “Combined Phase Modulated Pole Machine” is analysed and compared to the more traditional technology of three separate single phase units stacked axially with a separation between phases. Three......- dimensional Finite Element calculations are used to compare performance of the machines under the same conditions, it is shown that the new Combined Phase topology produces a greater torque whilst reducing the number of components required to assemble the machine and increasing its mechanical integrity....

  3. Improved direct torque control of induction motor with dither injection

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    Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology,. Kanpur 208 016 e-mail: ... voltage vectors, which keep the motor torque in the defined hysteresis tolerance band. At every sampling ... For reverse rotation, in the same way ...

  4. Intraband and interband spin-orbit torques in noncentrosymmetric ferromagnets

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    Li, Hang; Gao, H.; Zâ rbo, Liviu P.; Vý borný , K.; Wang, Xuhui; Garate, Ion; Dogan, Fatih; Čejchan, A.; Sinova, Jairo; Jungwirth, T.; Manchon, Aurelien

    2015-01-01

    Intraband and interband contributions to the current-driven spin-orbit torque in magnetic materials lacking inversion symmetry are theoretically studied using the Kubo formula. In addition to the current-driven fieldlike torque TFL=τFLm×uso (uso being a unit vector determined by the symmetry of the spin-orbit coupling), we explore the intrinsic contribution arising from impurity-independent interband transitions and producing an anti-damping-like torque of the form TDL=τDLm×(uso×m). Analytical expressions are obtained in the model case of a magnetic Rashba two-dimensional electron gas, while numerical calculations have been performed on a dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As modeled by the Kohn-Luttinger Hamiltonian exchange coupled to the Mn moments. Parametric dependencies of the different torque components and similarities to the analytical results of the Rashba two-dimensional electron gas in the weak disorder limit are described.

  5. Spin-Orbit Torques in Co/Pd Multilayer Nanowires

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    Jamali, Mahdi; Narayanapillai, Kulothungasagaran; Qiu, Xuepeng; Loong, Li Ming; Manchon, Aurelien; Yang, Hyunsoo

    2013-01-01

    Current induced spin-orbit torques have been studied in ferromagnetic nanowires made of 20 nm thick Co/Pd multilayers with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Using Hall voltage and lock-in measurements, it is found that upon injection of an electric current both in-plane (Slonczewski-like) and perpendicular (fieldlike) torques build up in the nanowire. The torque efficiencies are found to be as large as 1.17 and 5 kOe at 108  A/cm2 for the in-plane and perpendicular components, respectively, which is surprisingly comparable to previous studies in ultrathin (∼1  nm) magnetic bilayers. We show that this result cannot be explained solely by spin Hall effect induced torque at the outer interfaces, indicating a probable contribution of the bulk of the Co/Pd multilayer.

  6. Production Experiences with the Cray-Enabled TORQUE Resource Manager

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    Ezell, Matthew A [ORNL; Maxwell, Don E [ORNL; Beer, David [Adaptive Computing

    2013-01-01

    High performance computing resources utilize batch systems to manage the user workload. Cray systems are uniquely different from typical clusters due to Cray s Application Level Placement Scheduler (ALPS). ALPS manages binary transfer, job launch and monitoring, and error handling. Batch systems require special support to integrate with ALPS using an XML protocol called BASIL. Previous versions of Adaptive Computing s TORQUE and Moab batch suite integrated with ALPS from within Moab, using PERL scripts to interface with BASIL. This would occasionally lead to problems when all the components would become unsynchronized. Version 4.1 of the TORQUE Resource Manager introduced new features that allow it to directly integrate with ALPS using BASIL. This paper describes production experiences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory using the new TORQUE software versions, as well as ongoing and future work to improve TORQUE.

  7. Estimation of Coriolis Force and Torque Acting on Ares-1

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    Mackey, Ryan M.; Kulikov, Igor K.; Smelyanskiy, Vadim; Luchinsky, Dmitry; Orr, Jeb

    2011-01-01

    A document describes work on the origin of Coriolis force and estimating Coriolis force and torque applied to the Ares-1 vehicle during its ascent, based on an internal ballistics model for a multi-segmented solid rocket booster (SRB).

  8. High Torque, Direct Drive Electric Motor, Phase II

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Bear Engineering proposes to advance the development of an innovative high torque, low speed, direct drive motor in order to meet NASA's requirements for such...

  9. Exoskeleton Power and Torque Requirements Based on Human Biomechanics

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    Crowell, Harrison

    2002-01-01

    .... In providing design guidance, the authors had two goals. The first goal was to provide estimates of the angles, torques, and powers for the ankles, knees, and hips of an exoskeleton based on data collected from humans...

  10. Spin-Orbit Torques in Co/Pd Multilayer Nanowires

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    Jamali, Mahdi

    2013-12-09

    Current induced spin-orbit torques have been studied in ferromagnetic nanowires made of 20 nm thick Co/Pd multilayers with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. Using Hall voltage and lock-in measurements, it is found that upon injection of an electric current both in-plane (Slonczewski-like) and perpendicular (fieldlike) torques build up in the nanowire. The torque efficiencies are found to be as large as 1.17 and 5 kOe at 108  A/cm2 for the in-plane and perpendicular components, respectively, which is surprisingly comparable to previous studies in ultrathin (∼1  nm) magnetic bilayers. We show that this result cannot be explained solely by spin Hall effect induced torque at the outer interfaces, indicating a probable contribution of the bulk of the Co/Pd multilayer.

  11. Effects of cavitation on performance of automotive torque converter

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    Jaewon Ju

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Cavitation is a phenomenon whereby vapor bubbles of a flowing liquid are formed in a local region where the pressure of the liquid is below its vapor pressure. It is well known that cavitation in torque converters occurs frequently when a car with an automatic transmission makes an abrupt start. Cavitation is closely related to a performance drop and noise generation at a specific operating condition in a car and a torque converter itself. This study addressed the relation between cavitation and performance in an automotive torque converter in a quantitative and qualitative manner using numerical simulations. The cavitation was calculated at various operating conditions using a commercial flow solver with the homogeneous cavitation model, and the torque converter performance was compared with the experimental data. Numerical results well match to the data and indicate that the cavitation causes significant performance drop, as the pump speed increases or both speed ratio and reference pressure decrease.

  12. Knudsen torque: A rotational mechanism driven by thermal force

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    Li, Qi; Liang, Tengfei; Ye, Wenjing

    2014-09-01

    Thermally induced mechanical loading has been shown to have significant effects on micro- and nano-objects immersed in a gas with a nonuniform temperature field. While the majority of existing studies and related applications focus on forces, we investigate the torque, and thus the rotational motion, produced by such a mechanism. Our study has found that a torque can be induced if the configuration of the system is asymmetric. In addition, both the magnitude and the direction of the torque depend highly on the system configuration, indicating the possibility of manipulating the rotational motion via geometrical design. Based on this feature, two types of rotational micromotor that are of practical importance, namely pendulum motor and unidirectional motor, are designed. The magnitude of the torque at Kn =0.5 can reach to around 2nN×μm for a rectangular microbeam with a length of 100μm.

  13. High Torque, Direct Drive Electric Motor, Phase I

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Bear Engineering proposes to develop an innovative high torque, low speed, direct drive motor in order to meet NASA's requirements for such devices. Fundamentally,...

  14. Torque magnetometry by use of capacitance type transducer

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    Braught, M.C.; Pechan, M.J.

    1992-01-01

    Interfacial anisotropy in magnetic multilayered samples comprised of nanometer thick magnetic layers alternating with non-magnetic layers is investigated by torque magnetometry in the temperature regime of 4 to 300K. The design, construction and use of a capacitance type transducer wherein the sample is mounted directly on with the plate of the capacitor, will be described. As a result the sample and transducer spatially coexist at the sample temperature in an applied external field, eliminating mechanical coupling from the cryogenic region to a remote room temperature transducer. The capacitor measuring the torque of the sample is paired with a reference capacitor. The difference between torque influenced capacitance and the reference is then determined by a differential transimpedance amplifier. Since both capacitors are physically identical variables such as temperature, vibration, orientation and external devices are minimized. Torques up to 300 dyne-cm can be measured with a sensitivity of 0.010 dyne-cm

  15. Torque Control of Friction Stir Welding, Phase I

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — Longhurst Engineering, PLC and Vanderbilt University propose the innovation of torque control of friction stir welding (FSW) as a replacement to force control of...

  16. Manipulating the voltage dependence of tunneling spin torques

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2012-10-01

    Voltage-driven spin transfer torques in magnetic tunnel junctions provide an outstanding tool to design advanced spin-based devices for memory and reprogrammable logic applications. The non-linear voltage dependence of the torque has a direct impact on current-driven magnetization dynamics and on devices performances. After a brief overview of the progress made to date in the theoretical description of the spin torque in tunnel junctions, I present different ways to alter and control the bias dependence of both components of the spin torque. Engineering the junction (barrier and electrodes) structural asymmetries or controlling the spin accumulation profile in the free layer offer promising tools to design effcient spin devices.

  17. Intraband and interband spin-orbit torques in noncentrosymmetric ferromagnets

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    Li, Hang

    2015-04-01

    Intraband and interband contributions to the current-driven spin-orbit torque in magnetic materials lacking inversion symmetry are theoretically studied using the Kubo formula. In addition to the current-driven fieldlike torque TFL=τFLm×uso (uso being a unit vector determined by the symmetry of the spin-orbit coupling), we explore the intrinsic contribution arising from impurity-independent interband transitions and producing an anti-damping-like torque of the form TDL=τDLm×(uso×m). Analytical expressions are obtained in the model case of a magnetic Rashba two-dimensional electron gas, while numerical calculations have been performed on a dilute magnetic semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As modeled by the Kohn-Luttinger Hamiltonian exchange coupled to the Mn moments. Parametric dependencies of the different torque components and similarities to the analytical results of the Rashba two-dimensional electron gas in the weak disorder limit are described.

  18. New Cogging Torque Reduction Methods for Permanent Magnet Machine

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    Bahrim, F. S.; Sulaiman, E.; Kumar, R.; Jusoh, L. I.

    2017-08-01

    Permanent magnet type motors (PMs) especially permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) are expanding its limbs in industrial application system and widely used in various applications. The key features of this machine include high power and torque density, extending speed range, high efficiency, better dynamic performance and good flux-weakening capability. Nevertheless, high in cogging torque, which may cause noise and vibration, is one of the threat of the machine performance. Therefore, with the aid of 3-D finite element analysis (FEA) and simulation using JMAG Designer, this paper proposed new method for cogging torque reduction. Based on the simulation, methods of combining the skewing with radial pole pairing method and skewing with axial pole pairing method reduces the cogging torque effect up to 71.86% and 65.69% simultaneously.

  19. Improvement of Torque Production in Single-Phase Induction Motors

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    PID controller. Simulation results show the starting torque of the motor increased by 75% under the developed drive .... The model equations of the capacitor-run single phase induction .... process using the MATLAB pidtool command (Control.

  20. Improving the performance of hysteresis direct torque control of ...

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    Hysteresis direct torque control (HDTC) of an interior permanent magnet synchronous motor ... response, and improved the quality of the current waveforms. Luukko ..... LF , however, the cost and size of the AF increases, and therefore suitable ...

  1. Torque fluctuations caused by upstream mean flow and turbulence

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    Farr, T. D.; Hancock, P. E.

    2014-12-01

    A series of studies are in progress investigating the effects of turbine-array-wake interactions for a range of atmospheric boundary layer states by means of the EnFlo meteorological wind tunnel. The small, three-blade model wind turbines drive 4-quadrant motor-generators. Only a single turbine in neutral flow is considered here. The motor-generator current can be measured with adequate sensitivity by means of a current sensor allowing the mean and fluctuating torque to be inferred. Spectra of torque fluctuations and streamwise velocity fluctuations ahead of the rotor, between 0.1 and 2 diameters, show that only the large-scale turbulent motions contribute significantly to the torque fluctuations. Time-lagged cross-correlation between upstream velocity and torque fluctuations are largest over the inner part of the blade. They also show the turbulence to be frozen in behaviour over the 2 diameters upstream of the turbine.

  2. Reflex and Non-Reflex Torque Responses to Stretch of the Human Knee Extensors

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    Mrachacz-Kersting, N

    2001-01-01

    .... The quadriceps muscles were stretched at various background torques, produced either voluntarily or electrically and thus the purely reflex-mediated torque could be calculated. The contribution of the reflex mediated stiffness initially low, increased with increasing background torques for the range of torques investigated.

  3. System and method for determining the net output torque from a waste heat recovery system

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    Tricaud, Christophe; Ernst, Timothy C.; Zigan, James A.

    2016-12-13

    The disclosure provides a waste heat recovery system with a system and method for calculation of the net output torque from the waste heat recovery system. The calculation uses inputs from existing pressure and speed sensors to create a virtual pump torque sensor and a virtual expander torque sensor, and uses these sensors to provide an accurate net torque output from the WHR system.

  4. Results and Analysis from Space Suit Joint Torque Testing

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    Matty, Jennifer

    2010-01-01

    This joint mobility KC lecture included information from two papers, "A Method for and Issues Associated with the Determination of Space Suit Joint Requirements" and "Results and Analysis from Space Suit Joint Torque Testing," as presented for the International Conference on Environmental Systems in 2009 and 2010, respectively. The first paper discusses historical joint torque testing methodologies and approaches that were tested in 2008 and 2009. The second paper discusses the testing that was completed in 2009 and 2010.

  5. Direct shaft torque measurements in a transient turbine facility

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    Beard, Paul F; Povey, Thomas

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the development and implementation of a shaft torque measurement system for the Oxford Turbine Research Facility (formerly the Turbine Test Facility (TTF) at QinetiQ, Farnborough), or OTRF. As part of the recent EU TATEF II programme, the facility was upgraded to allow turbine efficiency measurements to be performed. A shaft torque measurement system was developed as part of this upgrade. The system is unique in that, to the authors' knowledge, it provided the first direct measurement of shaft torque in a transient turbine facility although the system has wider applicability to rotating test facilities in which power measurement is a requirement. The adopted approach removes the requirement to quantify bearing friction, which can be difficult to accurately calibrate under representative operating conditions. The OTRF is a short duration (approximately 0.4 s run time) isentropic light-piston facility capable of matching all of the non-dimensional parameters important for aerodynamic and heat studies, namely Mach number, Reynolds number, non-dimensional speed, stage pressure ratio and gas-to-wall temperature ratio. The single-stage MT1 turbine used for this study is a highly loaded unshrouded design, and as such is relevant to modern military, or future civil aero-engine design. Shaft torque was measured directly using a custom-built strain gauge-based torque measurement system in the rotating frame of reference. This paper describes the development of this measurement system. The system was calibrated, including the effects of temperature, to a traceable primary standard using a purpose-built facility. The bias and precision uncertainties of the measured torque were ±0.117% and ±0.183%, respectively. To accurately determine the shaft torque developed by a turbine in the OTRF, small corrections due to inertial torque (associated with changes in the rotational speed) and aerodynamic drag (windage) are required. The methods for performing these

  6. Comparison of design and torque measurements of various manual wrenches.

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    Neugebauer, Jörg; Petermöller, Simone; Scheer, Martin; Happe, Arndt; Faber, Franz-Josef; Zoeller, Joachim E

    2015-01-01

    Accurate torque application and determination of the applied torque during surgical and prosthetic treatment is important to reduce complications. A study was performed to determine and compare the accuracy of manual wrenches, which are available in different designs with a large range of preset torques. Thirteen different wrench systems with a variety of preset torques ranging from 10 to 75 Ncm were evaluated. Three different designs were available, with a spring-in-coil or toggle design as an active mechanism or a beam as a passive mechanism, to select the preset torque. To provide a clinically relevant analysis, a total of 1,170 torque measurements in the range of 10 to 45 Ncm were made in vitro using an electronic torque measurement device. The absolute deviations in Ncm and percent deviations across all wrenches were small, with a mean of -0.24 ± 2.15 Ncm and -0.84% ± 11.72% as a shortfall relative to the preset value. The greatest overage was 8.2 Ncm (82.5%), and the greatest shortfall was 8.47 Ncm (46%). However, extreme values were rare, with 95th-percentile values of -1.5% (lower value) and -0.16% (upper value). A comparison with respect to wrench design revealed significantly higher deviations for coil and toggle-style wrenches than for beam wrenches. Beam wrenches were associated with a lower risk of rare extreme values thanks to their passive mechanism of achieving the selected preset torque, which minimizes the risk of harming screw connections.

  7. Orion - Super Koropon(Registered Trademark) Torque/Tension Report

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    Hemminger, Edgar G.; McLeod, Christopher; Peil, John

    2012-01-01

    The primary objective of this testing was to obtain torque tension data for the use of Super Koropon Primer Base which was proposed for use on the Orion project. This compound is a corrosion inhibitor/sealer used on threaded fasteners and inserts as specified per NASA/JSC PRC-4004, Sealing of Joints and Faying Surfaces. Some secondary objectives of this testing, were to identify the effect on torque coefficient of several variables. This document contains the outcome of the testing.

  8. Heat Control via Torque Control in Friction Stir Welding

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    Venable, Richard; Colligan, Kevin; Knapp, Alan

    2004-01-01

    In a proposed advance in friction stir welding, the torque exerted on the workpiece by the friction stir pin would be measured and controlled in an effort to measure and control the total heat input to the workpiece. The total heat input to the workpiece is an important parameter of any welding process (fusion or friction stir welding). In fusion welding, measurement and control of heat input is a difficult problem. However, in friction stir welding, the basic principle of operation affords the potential of a straightforward solution: Neglecting thermal losses through the pin and the spindle that supports it, the rate of heat input to the workpiece is the product of the torque and the speed of rotation of the friction stir weld pin and, hence, of the spindle. Therefore, if one acquires and suitably processes data on torque and rotation and controls the torque, the rotation, or both, one should be able to control the heat input into the workpiece. In conventional practice in friction stir welding, one uses feedback control of the spindle motor to maintain a constant speed of rotation. According to the proposal, one would not maintain a constant speed of rotation: Instead, one would use feedback control to maintain a constant torque and would measure the speed of rotation while allowing it to vary. The torque exerted on the workpiece would be estimated as the product of (1) the torque-multiplication ratio of the spindle belt and/or gear drive, (2) the force measured by a load cell mechanically coupled to the spindle motor, and (3) the moment arm of the load cell. Hence, the output of the load cell would be used as a feedback signal for controlling the torque (see figure).

  9. Evaluación funcional en ancianos intervenidos de fractura de cadera

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    Silvia Montalbán-Quesada

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Estudio observacional prospectivo en pacientes mayores de 65 años intervenidos de fractura de cadera. El objetivo fue conocer la evolución funcional de los pacientes a los tres meses del alta hospitalaria, identificar variables relacionadas con dicha recuperación funcional, describir la mortalidad e institucionalización asociadas al proceso. Se analizaron variables demográficas como edad, sexo, convivencia. Otros aspectos registrados fueron: comorbilidad, deterioro cognitivo, capacidad para caminar, nivel de dependencia según índice de Barthel, institucionalización y mortalidad. Se recogió la información al ingreso y a los 3 meses del alta. El 89,6% de la muestra, fueron mujeres, la edad media fue de 83,56 años. El 40% de los pacientes recuperaron la independencia previa registrándose una mortalidad del 16,7% así como una leve progresión hacia la institucionalización. La capacidad funcional y el deterioro cognitivo del paciente, previos a la fractura condicionan su recuperación funcional y dependencias posteriores.

  10. Aplicaciones de la Función de Smarandache y las Funciones Prima y Coprima

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    Un libro para los amantes de los números: La función de Smarandache aplicada a los números perfectos, congruencias. También, las funciones prima y coprima de Smarandache en conexión con expresiones de los números primos.

  11. Uma visão geral da gramática funcional

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    Maria Helena de Moura Neves

    2001-02-01

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    O trabalho apresenta uma visão geral do que vem sendo chamado funcionalismo em lingüística. Contrapõem-se os modelos formalista e funcionalista e examinam-se, em especial, as propostas de gramática funcional de C. S. Dik e de M. A. K. Halliday.

  12. Externalización De Funciones: Algunas Reflexiones Teóricas

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    Francisco Ganga Contreras

    2008-04-01

    También se aborda el origen del outsourcing, algunas diferencias conceptuales, sus principales ventajas y riesgos, además de incluir una revisión a la situación actual de la externalización de funciones en Chile.

  13. Analysis of a non-contact magnetoelastic torque transducer

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    Andreescu, R.; Spellman, B.; Furlani, E.P.

    2008-01-01

    Results are presented for the performance of a magnetoelastic torque transducer that converts a torque-induced strain in a non-magnetic shaft into changes in a measurable magnetic field. The magnetic field is generated by a thin magnetostrictive layer that is coated onto the circumference of the shaft. The layer is magnetized and has an initial residual strain. The magnetization within the layer rotates in response to changes in the strain which occur when the shaft is torqued. The magnetic field produced by the layer changes with the magnetization and this can be sensed by a magnetometer to monitor the torque on the shaft. In this paper, a phenomenological theory is developed for predicting the performance of the transducer. The theory can be used to predict the magnetic field distribution of the transducer as a function of the physical properties of the magnetic coating, its residual strain, and the applied torque. It enables rapid parametric analysis of transducer performance, which is useful for the development and optimization of novel non-contact torque sensors

  14. Angular dependence of spin-orbit spin-transfer torques

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    In ferromagnet/heavy-metal bilayers, an in-plane current gives rise to spin-orbit spin-transfer torque, which is usually decomposed into fieldlike and dampinglike torques. For two-dimensional free-electron and tight-binding models with Rashba spin-orbit coupling, the fieldlike torque acquires nontrivial dependence on the magnetization direction when the Rashba spin-orbit coupling becomes comparable to the exchange interaction. This nontrivial angular dependence of the fieldlike torque is related to the Fermi surface distortion, determined by the ratio of the Rashba spin-orbit coupling to the exchange interaction. On the other hand, the dampinglike torque acquires nontrivial angular dependence when the Rashba spin-orbit coupling is comparable to or stronger than the exchange interaction. It is related to the combined effects of the Fermi surface distortion and the Fermi sea contribution. The angular dependence is consistent with experimental observations and can be important to understand magnetization dynamics induced by spin-orbit spin-transfer torques.

  15. Instantaneous flywheel torque of IC engine grey-box identification

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    Milašinović, A.; Knežević, D.; Milovanović, Z.; Škundrić, J.

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    In this paper a mathematical model developed for the identification of excitation torque acting on the IC engine flywheel is presented. The excitation torque gained through internal combustion of the fuel in the IC engine is transmitted from the flywheel to the transmission. The torque is not constant but variable and is a function of the crank angle. The verification of the mathematical model was done on a 4-cylinder 4-stroke diesel engine for which the in-cylinder pressure was measured in one cylinder and the instantaneous angular speed of the crankshaft at its free end. The research was conducted on a hydraulic engine brake. Inertial forces of all rotational parts, from flywheel to the turbine wheel of the engine brake, are acting on the flywheel due to the nonuniform motion of the flywheel. It is known from the theory of turbomachinery that the torque on the hydraulic brake is a quadratic function of angular speed. Due to that and the variable angular speed of the turbine wheel of the engine brake, the torque during one engine cycle is also variable. The motivation for this research was the idea (intention) to determine the instantaneous torque acting on the flywheel as a function of the crank angle with a mathematical model without any measuring and based on this to determine the quality of work of specific cylinders of the multi-cylinder engine. The crankshaft was considered elastic and also its torsional vibrations were taken into account.

  16. Angular dependence of spin-orbit spin-transfer torques

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    Lee, Ki-Seung; Go, Dongwook; Manchon, Aurelien; Haney, Paul M.; Stiles, M. D.; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Lee, Kyung-Jin

    2015-01-01

    In ferromagnet/heavy-metal bilayers, an in-plane current gives rise to spin-orbit spin-transfer torque, which is usually decomposed into fieldlike and dampinglike torques. For two-dimensional free-electron and tight-binding models with Rashba spin-orbit coupling, the fieldlike torque acquires nontrivial dependence on the magnetization direction when the Rashba spin-orbit coupling becomes comparable to the exchange interaction. This nontrivial angular dependence of the fieldlike torque is related to the Fermi surface distortion, determined by the ratio of the Rashba spin-orbit coupling to the exchange interaction. On the other hand, the dampinglike torque acquires nontrivial angular dependence when the Rashba spin-orbit coupling is comparable to or stronger than the exchange interaction. It is related to the combined effects of the Fermi surface distortion and the Fermi sea contribution. The angular dependence is consistent with experimental observations and can be important to understand magnetization dynamics induced by spin-orbit spin-transfer torques.

  17. Minimization of torque ripple in ferrite-assisted synchronous reluctance motors by using asymmetric stator

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    Xu, Meimei; Liu, Guohai; Zhao, Wenxiang; Aamir, Nazir

    2018-05-01

    Torque ripple is one of the important issues for ferrite assisted synchronous reluctance motors (FASRMs). In this paper, an asymmetrical stator is proposed for the FASRM to reduce its torque ripple. In the proposed FASRM, an asymmetrical stator is designed by appropriately choosing the angle of the slot-opening shift. Meanwhile, its analytical torque expressions are derived. The results show that the proposed FASRM has an effective reduction in the cogging torque, reluctance torque ripple and total torque ripple. Moreover, it is easy to implement while the average torque is not sacrificed.

  18. Ativos intangíveis e o desempenho empresarial

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    Marcelo Monteiro Perez

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    Full Text Available A globalização e os avanços da tecnologia da informação estão acirrando a competição entre as empresas, forçando-as, cada vez mais, a se diferenciarem de seus concorrentes. Ativos intangíveis, como marcas, patentes, concessões públicas e capital intelectual, por exemplo, são ativos singulares, cujas características únicas poderiam permitir a diferenciação entre as empresas e a obtenção de vantagens competitivas. Nesse contexto, inúmeros autores têm afirmado que a geração de riqueza nas empresas estaria diretamente relacionada com os ativos intangíveis, pois esses ativos seriam responsáveis por desempenhos econômicos superiores e pela geração de valor aos acionistas e, ainda, que uma maior presença de ativos intangíveis não contabilizados poderia explicar as lacunas entre o valor de mercado das empresas e o valor refletido pela contabilidade tradicional. O objetivo dessa pesquisa é analisar o impacto da presença de ativos intangíveis não contabilizados no desempenho das empresas, verificando estatisticamente se esses ativos podem realmente ser responsáveis por uma maior criação de valor aos seus acionistas. Os resultados obtidos com centenas de empresas norte-americanas são significativos e demonstram a existência de importantes diferenças de desempenho entre as empresas intangível-intensivas e as empresas tangível-intensivas. Portanto, a contabilidade precisa direcionar esforços para registrar esses ativos estratégicos e desenvolver uma forma de evidenciá-los, re-adequando, se necessário, seus princípios, convenções, normas e práticas, de forma que prevaleça a essência sobre a forma, pois mesmo a subjetividade e a conseqüente dificuldade de mensuração dos ativos intangíveis não podem servir de barreira para impedir esse processo de evolução.Globalization and advances in information technology are stepping up competition between companies, making it increasingly necessary for them to

  19. Technical Errors May Affect Accuracy of Torque Limiter in Locking Plate Osteosynthesis.

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    Savin, David D; Lee, Simon; Bohnenkamp, Frank C; Pastor, Andrew; Garapati, Rajeev; Goldberg, Benjamin A

    2016-01-01

    In locking plate osteosynthesis, proper surgical technique is crucial in reducing potential pitfalls, and use of a torque limiter makes it possible to control insertion torque. We conducted a study of the ways in which different techniques can alter the accuracy of torque limiters. We tested 22 torque limiters (1.5 Nm) for accuracy using hand and power tools under different rotational scenarios: hand power at low and high velocity and drill power at low and high velocity. We recorded the maximum torque reached after each torque-limiting event. Use of torque limiters under hand power at low velocity and high velocity resulted in significantly (P torque and subsequent complications. For torque limiters, the most reliable technique involves hand power at slow velocity or drill power with careful control of insertion speed until 1 torque-limiting event occurs.

  20. Magnetic moment of inertia within the torque-torque correlation model.

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    Thonig, Danny; Eriksson, Olle; Pereiro, Manuel

    2017-04-19

    An essential property of magnetic devices is the relaxation rate in magnetic switching which strongly depends on the energy dissipation. This is described by the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation and the well known damping parameter, which has been shown to be reproduced from quantum mechanical calculations. Recently the importance of inertia phenomena have been discussed for magnetisation dynamics. This magnetic counterpart to the well-known inertia of Newtonian mechanics, represents a research field that so far has received only limited attention. We present and elaborate here on a theoretical model for calculating the magnetic moment of inertia based on the torque-torque correlation model. Particularly, the method has been applied to bulk itinerant magnets and we show that numerical values are comparable with recent experimental measurements. The theoretical analysis shows that even though the moment of inertia and damping are produced by the spin-orbit coupling, and the expression for them have common features, they are caused by very different electronic structure mechanisms. We propose ways to utilise this in order to tune the inertia experimentally, and to find materials with significant inertia dynamics.

  1. Relação familiar da pessoa idosa com comprometimento da capacidade funcional

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    Luana Araújo dos Reis

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: comprender la relación familiar de la persona adulta con comprometimiento de la capacidad funcional. Materiales y mé - todos: estudio exploratorio y descriptivo de abordaje cualitativo, fundamentado en el método de la historia oral, realizado con 15 adultos mayores asistidos por una unidad de salud de la familia, residentes con familiares y que presentaban comprometimiento de la capacidad funcional. Se recolectaron los datos en el período de marzo y abril del 2012, por medio de entrevistas en profundidad. Las categorías temáticas fueron: buena relación familiar, cambios en la relación familiar, sintiéndose un estorbo para la familia, sintiéndose abandonado por la familia. Resultado: el estudio ha revelado que las personas mayores con comprometimiento de la capacidad funcional vivencian sentimientos diversos que van desde la alegría porque son respetadas y tienen sus necesidades atendidas, hasta la tristeza y revuelta, por la adaptación negativa de la familia y el abandono de los hijos. Conclusión: la relación familiar de la persona mayor pasa por reajustes luego del comprometimiento de la capacidad funcional, lo que repercute significativamente en la dinámica de las relaciones. Desde esta comprensión, los profesionales de salud, sobre todo de enfermería, deben reconocer los retos a los que la familia afronta, orientarla y capacitarla para la atención a las demandas de cuidado presentadas por la persona mayor con comprometimiento de la capacidad funcional, y favorecer la realización del cuidado sin que esto desgaste las relaciones.

  2. Funciones ejecutivas: nociones del desarrollo desde una perspectiva neuropsicológica

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    Esperanza Bausela Herreras

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Desde la perspectiva del desarrollo podemos observar como los niños van siendo cada más capaces de controlar por sí mimos sus propias acciones, respuestas y regular su propia conducta (autorregulación de la conducta o como pasan de una moral heterónoma a una moral autónoma. Esta capacidad de autorregulación de la conducta va ligada al desarrollo de procesos cognitivos de orden superior (memoria de trabajo, planificación, inhibición de respuestas automáticas..., relacionados todas ellos con un mismo constructo, Funciones ejecutivas. El objetivo de este artículo es analizar cómo se ha conceptualizado este constructo, centrándonos en uno de las paradojas que ha dominado la literatura en la última década. Desde esta perspectiva se consideran las Funciones ejecutivas como una unidad y al mismo tiempo integrada por una diversidad de funciones independientes. Esbozaremos, de forma más concreta, las líneas generales del modelo jerárquico propuesto por Miyake y colaboradores. Para estos autores las tres dimensiones que integran las Funciones ejecutivas son: flexibilidad atencional, control inhibitorio y memoria de trabajo. En coherencia con este modelo, analizamos el sustrato neurológico en el que se sustentan. Finalmente, comparamos diferentes teorías del desarrollo de las Funciones ejecutivas con el modelo jerárquico propuesto por Miyake y colaboradores.

  3. Loss of knee extensor torque complexity during fatiguing isometric muscle contractions occurs exclusively above the critical torque.

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    Pethick, Jamie; Winter, Samantha L; Burnley, Mark

    2016-06-01

    The complexity of knee extensor torque time series decreases during fatiguing isometric muscle contractions. We hypothesized that because of peripheral fatigue, this loss of torque complexity would occur exclusively during contractions above the critical torque (CT). Nine healthy participants performed isometric knee extension exercise (6 s of contraction, 4 s of rest) on six occasions for 30 min or to task failure, whichever occurred sooner. Four trials were performed above CT (trials S1-S4, S1 being the lowest intensity), and two were performed below CT (at 50% and 90% of CT). Global, central, and peripheral fatigue were quantified using maximal voluntary contractions (MVCs) with femoral nerve stimulation. The complexity of torque output was determined using approximate entropy (ApEn) and the detrended fluctuation analysis-α scaling exponent (DFA-α). The MVC torque was reduced in trials below CT [by 19 ± 4% (means ± SE) in 90%CT], but complexity did not decrease [ApEn for 90%CT: from 0.82 ± 0.03 to 0.75 ± 0.06, 95% paired-samples confidence intervals (CIs), 95% CI = -0.23, 0.10; DFA-α from 1.36 ± 0.01 to 1.32 ± 0.03, 95% CI -0.12, 0.04]. Above CT, substantial reductions in MVC torque occurred (of 49 ± 8% in S1), and torque complexity was reduced (ApEn for S1: from 0.67 ± 0.06 to 0.14 ± 0.01, 95% CI = -0.72, -0.33; DFA-α from 1.38 ± 0.03 to 1.58 ± 0.01, 95% CI 0.12, 0.29). Thus, in these experiments, the fatigue-induced loss of torque complexity occurred exclusively during contractions performed above the CT. Copyright © 2016 the American Physiological Society.

  4. Advanced single tooth torquing plier with high precision: A clinical innovation

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    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Torque is the force which gives the operator control over the movements of roots of teeth in bilateral direction. There are various pliers available to apply torque in individual tooth, but none of the pliers are capable of measuring accurately the degrees of torque incorporated, so we have attempted to make a modified torquing plier to incorporate and measure the degrees of incorporated torque precisely.

  5. Application of Space Vector Modulation in Direct Torque Control of PMSM

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    Michal Malek

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper deals with an improvement of direct torque control method for permanent magnet synchronous motor drives. Electrical torque distortion of the machine under original direct torque control is relatively high and if proper measures are taken it can be substantially decreased. The proposed solution here is to combine direct torque control with the space vector modulation technique. Such approach can eliminate torque distortion while preserving the simplicity of the original method.

  6. Improvement of the Torque-Speed Performance and Drive Efficiency in an SRM Using an Optimal Torque Sharing Function

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    Wei Ye

    2018-05-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, by evaluating the extreme value of the qth-power current, a torque sharing function (TSF family for reducing the torque ripples in the switched reluctance motor (SRM is proposed. The optimization criteria of the TSF has two secondary objectives, including the maximization of the torque-speed range and the minimization of copper loss. The evaluation indices in terms of the peak phase current, the rms (root mean square phase current, and the torque ripple factor are compared between the proposed TSF family and four conventional TSFs including linear, sinusoidal, exponential, and cubic TSFs. An optimization objective function that combines the maximum absolute value of the rate-of-change of the flux linkage (MAV-RCFL and the qth-power of current is proposed and a weighting factor is used to balance the influence of the two optimization objectives. An optimal TSF can be easily obtained by solving the optimization problem from the TSF family. The proposed TSF is validated by using simulations and experiments with a three-phase 6/4 SRM with 7.5 kW, 3000 rpm, and 270 V DC-link voltage. The dynamic simulation model is implemented in Matlab/Simulink. The results demonstrate the validity and superiority of the proposed control method; the optimal TSF provides better torque-speed performance, and a better reduction in copper loss and torque ripples at high speed, as compared to conventional TSFs.

  7. O consumo de maconha na adolescência e as conseqüências nas funções cognitivas El consumo de marihuana en la adolescencia y sus consecuencias en las funciones The use of cannabis in adolescence and it's effects in the cognitive functions

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    Maisa dos Santos Rigoni

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    Full Text Available Este estudo objetiva comparar o desempenho nas funções cognitivas de 30 usuários de maconha e de 30 não usuários. Os instrumentos usados foram uma entrevista estruturada; Screening Cognitivo (WISC-III e WAIS-III; WCST e Figuras Complexas de Rey. A amostra foi de 60 adolescentes, idades entre 14 e 17 anos, e escolaridade mínima de 5ª série do Ensino Fundamental. Observou-se que houve diferença estatisticamente significativa no desempenho dos dois grupos em todos os testes neuropsicológicos aplicados; no subteste Código e no WCST, o grupo de usuários denotou desempenho mais prejudicado. Concluiu-se que a maconha pode afetar funções cognitivas de adolescentes usuários.Este estudio tiene como objetivo el de comparar el desempeño en las funciones cognitivas de 30 usuarios de marihuana y de 30 no usuarios. Los instrumentos usados fueron una entrevista estructurada; Screening Cognitivo (WISC-III y WAIS-III; WCST y Figuras Complejas de Rey. La muestra fue de 60 adolescentes, con edad entre 14 y 17 años y escolaridad mínima de 5 º año de la educación primaria. Se observó que hubo diferencia estadísticamente significativa en el desempeño de los dos grupos en todos los testes neuropsicológicos aplicados; en el sub-test código y no WCST, el grupo de usuarios obtuvo desempeño más perjudicado. Se concluyó que la marihuana puede afectar funciones cognitivas de adolescentes usuarios.The objective of the study was to compare the cognitive function performance between a group of 30 cannabis users and a group of 30 non-users. The instruments used were a structured interview; Cognitive Screening (WISC - III and WAIS-III; WCST and Rey Complex Figure Test. The sample was 60 adolescents, aged from 14 to 17 from 5th grade on. The results showed that was statistically significant difference in the performance of the two groups in every neuropsychological test applied, and, in the Digit Symbol and in the WCST subtests, the users' group showed

  8. Comparação entre idosos que sofreram quedas segundo desempenho físico e número de ocorrências Physical performance and number of falls in older adult fallers

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    Grace A. O. Gomes

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Analisar, entre idosos com ocorrência de quedas, a relação entre as variáveis sociodemográficas, clínicas, físicas e funcionais segundo as variáveis critério desempenho físico e número de quedas. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 72 idosos (76,3±8,3 anos que sofreram quedas no último ano, sendo 65,3% mulheres, atendidos no ambulatório de geriatria de um hospital universitário de Campinas, SP. Os idosos foram divididos em grupo com pior (PDF e grupo com melhor desempenho físico (MDF, e em grupo com uma queda (1Q e grupo com duas quedas ou mais (2Q. As características sociodemográficas, clínicas, físicas e funcionais foram as variáveis independentes do estudo. Foi realizada análise de comparação entre os grupos. RESULTADOS: Os idosos do grupo PDF tiveram maior faixa etária, maior número de doenças e menor independência na maior parte das tarefas da dimensão motora em relação ao grupo MDF. Os idosos do grupo 2Q apresentaram maior número de doenças, menor força de preensão manual e menor independência na tarefa "controle das fezes" na dimensão motora da medida de independência funcional (MIF em relação ao grupo 1Q. CONCLUSÕES: Entre idosos que já caíram, piores níveis de desempenho físico relacionam-se com maior faixa etária, mais doenças e menos independência funcional. Além disso, ter sofrido quedas recorrentes relaciona-se com mais doenças, menos força muscular e menos independência funcional na tarefa de controle de fezes.OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between sociodemographic, clinical, physical and functional data according to physical performance and number of falls among older fallers. METHODS: Cross-sectional study carried out among 72 older adults (76.3 ±8.3 years with a history of falls in the past year, 65.3% of which were women. The participants received care at the geriatric outpatient clinic of a university hospital in Campinas, SP

  9. TRAINING-INDUCED CHANGES IN THE TOPOGRAPHY OF MUSCLE TORQUES AND MAXIMAL MUSCLE TORQUES IN BASKETBALL PLAYERS

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    Krzysztof Buśko

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the study was to detect changes in the maximal muscle torques in male basketball players during a two-year training cycle. We verified the hypothesis that different workloads applied during the preparation and competition periods would result in changes in the maximal muscle torques of the athletes (increase during the former and decrease or no change during the latter period accompanied by no alteration of the percent muscle topography of all the muscle groups tested. The examinations were conducted on nine senior male basketball players from the Polish national team. Estimations of the muscle torques in static conditions were performed at the end of the preparation (measurements I and III and competition (measurements II and IV periods of a two-year training cycle. Eleven muscle groups were studied including flexors and extensors of the trunk and flexors and extensors of the shoulder, the elbow, the hip, the knee, and the ankle. Muscle torques of the shoulder and the elbow insignificantly decreased except for the muscle torque of the flexors of the shoulder. Muscle torques of the flexors and extensors of the trunk as well as of the flexors and extensors of the hip, the knee, and the ankle increased between measurements I and III and between measurements I and IV with the only exception being the muscle torque of the flexors of the knee (which significantly decreased by 7.4% In the case of the flexors and extensors of the trunk and the flexors and extensors of the hip, the changes appeared to be significant. The sum of the muscle torques of the upper limbs markedly decreased between the preparation (measurement I and competition (measurement IV periods. The sum of the muscle torques of the trunk and the lower limbs and the sum of the muscle torques of the eleven muscle groups significantly increased between measurements I and IV. Percent muscle topography significantly decreased for the flexors and extensors of the shoulder and the

  10. APRENDIZAGEM INDIVIDUAL, SUPORTE ORGANIZACIONAL E DESEMPENHO PERCEBIDO: UM ESTUDO COM DOCENTES UNIVERSITÁRIOS

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    Pérola Cavalcante Dourado

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: O estudo analisou as relações entre a percepção de aprendizagem de competências e de desempenho de docentes de nível superior. Além disso, testou o papel moderador do suporte organizacional na relação entre a aprendizagem individual e desempenho docente. Participaram do estudo 275 docentes de uma universidade pública federal, que responderam ao inventário de percepção de aprendizagem de competências, suporte à transferência e desempenho docente (ASOD. Foram realizadas análises confirmatórias e testados os modelos de predição e moderação. Uma das conclusões do estudo foi que a aprendizagem docente nas atividades de ensino, pesquisa, extensão e gestão predizem a percepção de desempenho em cada uma das atividades respectivamente. Não foram encontradas evidências de que o suporte modera as relações entre as aprendizagens e a percepção de desempenho docente.

  11. Estudio del impacto del ajedrez sobre las funciones ejecutivas en niños de edad escolar

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    Grau Pérez, Gonzalo; Moreira, Karen

    2015-01-01

    Las funciones ejecutivas (FE) engloban procesos cognitivos complejos, orientados al control y monitoreo de comportamientos dirigidos a metas. La estimulación de estas funciones a través de juegos como el ajedrez puede tener incidencia en el desempeño de los niños en ciertas áreas curriculares, ya que las FE juegan un papel relevante en los aprendizajes escolares. Hay evidencia que sugiere que el ajedrez podría ser beneficioso a nivel de estas funciones. Dado que las FE se desarrollan durante ...

  12. Dinámica neuronal del circuito motor: un estudio de resonancia magnética funcional

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    Batista García-Ramó, Karla; Rodríguez Rojas, Rafael; Carballo Barreda, Maylén

    2012-01-01

    La modelación de redes neuronales que describan la interacción funcional del circuito cerebral formado por los ganglios basales (GB), el tálamo y la corteza está limitada por las simplificaciones necesarias para reproducir sus propiedades biológicas. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo general modelar el circuito GB-tálamo-corteza para la selección de un programa motor, sobre la base del patrón de conectividad funcional obtenido por imágenes de resonancia magnética nuclear funcional (RMNf). Se i...

  13. Gestão do desempenho humano: um estudo de caso em um Hospital Geral de Fortaleza (CE Administration of the human acting: a case study in a General Hospital of Fortaleza, Ceará State

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    Maria de Fátima Marrocos Fontenele

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available A temática deste trabalho apresenta questões sobre a prática da avaliação de desempenho funcional em uma organização pública de saúde. Este eixo de análise ganha destaque a partir das dificuldades de desenvolvimento de sistemas de avaliação com alianças entre políticas de concessão de incentivos financeiros, em um contexto cultural peculiar. Nesse sentido, é necessário admitir os limites dessa ferramenta gerencial. A partir de uma pesquisa qualitativa, utilizou-se um roteiro semiestruturado de perguntas aplicado aos servidores de um hospital geral público do Estado do Ceará. Obteve-se a caracterização do sistema de avaliação de desempenho utilizado pela instituição, podendo-se verificar sua adequação aos modelos propostos na literatura e a pertinência de seus propósitos com as percepções e expectativas dos servidores pesquisados.The thematic of this work presents questions on the practice of the Evaluation of functional performance in an organization of public health. This axle of analysis gains importance from the difficulties of developing evaluation systems with alliances between policies of concession of financial incentives, in a specific cultural context. In this direction, it is necessary to admit the limits of this management tool. From a qualitative research, a semi-structured questionnaire was applied to the staff (public servers of a public general hospital of Ceará State. It was observed the characterization of the performance evaluation system used in the institution, being able to verify its adequacy to the models proposed in the literature and the relevancy of its intentions with the perceptions and expectations of the searched servers.

  14. Reconstruction of Twist Torque in Main Parachute Risers

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    Day, Joshua D.

    2015-01-01

    The reconstruction of twist torque in the Main Parachute Risers of the Capsule Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) has been successfully used to validate CPAS Model Memo conservative twist torque equations. Reconstruction of basic, one degree of freedom drop tests was used to create a functional process for the evaluation of more complex, rigid body simulation. The roll, pitch, and yaw of the body, the fly-out angles of the parachutes, and the relative location of the parachutes to the body are inputs to the torque simulation. The data collected by the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) was used to calculate the true torque. The simulation then used photogrammetric and IMU data as inputs into the Model Memo equations. The results were then compared to the true torque results to validate the Model Memo equations. The Model Memo parameters were based off of steel risers and the parameters will need to be re-evaluated for different materials. Photogrammetric data was found to be more accurate than the inertial data in accounting for the relative rotation between payload and cluster. The Model Memo equations were generally a good match and when not matching were generally conservative.

  15. Mechanics of torque generation in the bacterial flagellar motor.

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    Mandadapu, Kranthi K; Nirody, Jasmine A; Berry, Richard M; Oster, George

    2015-08-11

    The bacterial flagellar motor (BFM) is responsible for driving bacterial locomotion and chemotaxis, fundamental processes in pathogenesis and biofilm formation. In the BFM, torque is generated at the interface between transmembrane proteins (stators) and a rotor. It is well established that the passage of ions down a transmembrane gradient through the stator complex provides the energy for torque generation. However, the physics involved in this energy conversion remain poorly understood. Here we propose a mechanically specific model for torque generation in the BFM. In particular, we identify roles for two fundamental forces involved in torque generation: electrostatic and steric. We propose that electrostatic forces serve to position the stator, whereas steric forces comprise the actual "power stroke." Specifically, we propose that ion-induced conformational changes about a proline "hinge" residue in a stator α-helix are directly responsible for generating the power stroke. Our model predictions fit well with recent experiments on a single-stator motor. The proposed model provides a mechanical explanation for several fundamental properties of the flagellar motor, including torque-speed and speed-ion motive force relationships, backstepping, variation in step sizes, and the effects of key mutations in the stator.

  16. Apply of torque method at rationalization of work

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    Bandurová Miriam

    2001-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study was to analyse consumption of time for profession - cylinder grinder, by torque method.Method of torque following is used for detection of sorts and size of time slope, on detection of portion of individual sorts of time consumption and cause of time slope. By this way it is possible to find out coefficient of employment and recovery of workers in organizational unit. Advantage of torque survey is low costs on informations acquirement, non-fastidiousness per worker and observer, which is easy trained. It is mentally acceptable method for objects of survey.Finding and detection of reserves in activity of cylinders grinder result of torque was surveys. Loss of time presents till 8% of working time. In 5 - shift service and average occupiying of shift by 4,4 grinder ( from statistic information of service , loss at grinder of cylinders are for whole centre 1,48 worker.According presented information it was recommended to cancel one job place - grinder of cylinders - and reduce state about one grinder. Next job place isn't possible cancel, because grindery of cylinders must to adapt to the grind line by number of polished cylinders in shift and semi - finishing of polished cylinders can not be high for often changes in area of grinding and sortiment changes.By this contribution we confirmed convenience of exploitation of torque method as one of the methods using during the job rationalization.

  17. Hydrodynamic Torques and Rotations of Superparamagnetic Bead Dimers

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    Pease, Christopher; Etheridge, J.; Wijesinghe, H. S.; Pierce, C. J.; Prikockis, M. V.; Sooryakumar, R.

    Chains of micro-magnetic particles are often rotated with external magnetic fields for many lab-on-a-chip technologies such as transporting beads or mixing fluids. These applications benefit from faster responses of the actuated particles. In a rotating magnetic field, the magnetization of superparamagnetic beads, created from embedded magnetic nano-particles within a polymer matrix, is largely characterized by induced dipoles mip along the direction of the field. In addition there is often a weak dipole mop that orients out-of-phase with the external rotating field. On a two-bead dimer, the simplest chain of beads, mop contributes a torque Γm in addition to the torque from mip. For dimers with beads unbound to each other, mop rotates individual beads which generate an additional hydrodynamic torque on the dimer. Whereas, mop directly torques bound dimers. Our results show that Γm significantly alters the average frequency-dependent dimer rotation rate for both bound and unbound monomers and, when mop exceeds a critical value, increases the maximum dimer rotation frequency. Models that include magnetic and hydrodynamics torques provide good agreement with the experimental findings over a range of field frequencies.

  18. Rotational and peak torque stiffness of rugby shoes.

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    Ballal, Moez S; Usuelli, Federico Giuseppe; Montrasio, Umberto Alfieri; Molloy, Andy; La Barbera, Luigi; Villa, Tomaso; Banfi, Giuseppe

    2014-09-01

    Sports people always strive to avoid injury. Sports shoe designs in many sports have been shown to affect traction and injury rates. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the differing stiffness and torque in rugby boots that are designed for the same effect. Five different types of rugby shoes commonly worn by scrum forwards were laboratory tested for rotational stiffness and peak torque on a natural playing surface generating force patterns that would be consistent with a rugby scrum. The overall internal rotation peak torque was 57.75±6.26 Nm while that of external rotation was 56.55±4.36 Nm. The Peak internal and external rotational stiffness were 0.696±0.1 and 0.708±0.06 Nm/deg respectively. Our results, when compared to rotational stiffness and peak torques of football shoes published in the literature, show that shoes worn by rugby players exert higher rotational and peak torque stiffness compared to football shoes when tested on the same natural surfaces. There was significant difference between the tested rugby shoes brands. In our opinion, to maximize potential performance and lower the potential of non-contact injury, care should be taken in choosing boots with stiffness appropriate to the players main playing role. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Spin-transfer torque in spin filter tunnel junctions

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    Ortiz Pauyac, Christian; Kalitsov, Alan; Manchon, Aurelien; Chshiev, Mairbek

    2014-01-01

    Spin-transfer torque in a class of magnetic tunnel junctions with noncollinear magnetizations, referred to as spin filter tunnel junctions, is studied within the tight-binding model using the nonequilibrium Green's function technique within Keldysh formalism. These junctions consist of one ferromagnet (FM) adjacent to a magnetic insulator (MI) or two FM separated by a MI. We find that the presence of the magnetic insulator dramatically enhances the magnitude of the spin-torque components compared to conventional magnetic tunnel junctions. The fieldlike torque is driven by the spin-dependent reflection at the MI/FM interface, which results in a small reduction of its amplitude when an insulating spacer (S) is inserted to decouple MI and FM layers. Meanwhile, the dampinglike torque is dominated by the tunneling electrons that experience the lowest barrier height. We propose a device of the form FM/(S)/MI/(S)/FM that takes advantage of these characteristics and allows for tuning the spin-torque magnitudes over a wide range just by rotation of the magnetization of the insulating layer.

  20. Spin-transfer torque in spin filter tunnel junctions

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    Ortiz Pauyac, Christian

    2014-12-08

    Spin-transfer torque in a class of magnetic tunnel junctions with noncollinear magnetizations, referred to as spin filter tunnel junctions, is studied within the tight-binding model using the nonequilibrium Green\\'s function technique within Keldysh formalism. These junctions consist of one ferromagnet (FM) adjacent to a magnetic insulator (MI) or two FM separated by a MI. We find that the presence of the magnetic insulator dramatically enhances the magnitude of the spin-torque components compared to conventional magnetic tunnel junctions. The fieldlike torque is driven by the spin-dependent reflection at the MI/FM interface, which results in a small reduction of its amplitude when an insulating spacer (S) is inserted to decouple MI and FM layers. Meanwhile, the dampinglike torque is dominated by the tunneling electrons that experience the lowest barrier height. We propose a device of the form FM/(S)/MI/(S)/FM that takes advantage of these characteristics and allows for tuning the spin-torque magnitudes over a wide range just by rotation of the magnetization of the insulating layer.

  1. Eddy Current Sensing of Torque in Rotating Shafts

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    Varonis, Orestes J.; Ida, Nathan

    2013-12-01

    The noncontact torque sensing in machine shafts is addressed based on the stress induced in a press-fitted magnetoelastic sleeve on the shaft and eddy current sensing of the changes of electrical conductivity and magnetic permeability due to the presence of stress. The eddy current probe uses dual drive, dual sensing coils whose purpose is increased sensitivity to torque and decreased sensitivity to variations in distance between probe and shaft (liftoff). A mechanism of keeping the distance constant is also employed. Both the probe and the magnetoelastic sleeve are evaluated for performance using a standard eddy current instrument. An eddy current instrument is also used to drive the coils and analyze the torque data. The method and sensor described are general and adaptable to a variety of applications. The sensor is suitable for static and rotating shafts, is independent of shaft diameter and operational over a large range of torques. The torque sensor uses a differential eddy current measurement resulting in cancellation of common mode effects including temperature and vibrations.

  2. Torques Induced by Scattered Pebble-flow in Protoplanetary Disks

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    Benítez-Llambay, Pablo; Pessah, Martin E.

    2018-03-01

    Fast inward migration of planetary cores is a common problem in the current planet formation paradigm. Even though dust is ubiquitous in protoplanetary disks, its dynamical role in the migration history of planetary embryos has not been assessed. In this Letter, we show that the scattered pebble-flow induced by a low-mass planetary embryo leads to an asymmetric dust-density distribution that is able to exert a net torque. By analyzing a large suite of multifluid hydrodynamical simulations addressing the interaction between the disk and a low-mass planet on a fixed circular orbit, and neglecting dust feedback onto the gas, we identify two different regimes, gas- and gravity-dominated, where the scattered pebble-flow results in almost all cases in positive torques. We collect our measurements in a first torque map for dusty disks, which will enable the incorporation of the effect of dust dynamics on migration into population synthesis models. Depending on the dust drift speed, the dust-to-gas mass ratio/distribution, and the embryo mass, the dust-induced torque has the potential to halt inward migration or even induce fast outward migration of planetary cores. We thus anticipate that dust-driven migration could play a dominant role during the formation history of planets. Because dust torques scale with disk metallicity, we propose that dust-driven outward migration may enhance the occurrence of distant giant planets in higher-metallicity systems.

  3. Cogging Torque Reduction Techniques for Spoke-type IPMSM

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    Bahrim, F. S.; Sulaiman, E.; Kumar, R.; Jusoh, L. I.

    2017-08-01

    A spoke-type interior permanent magnet synchronous motor (IPMSM) is extending its tentacles in industrial arena due to good flux-weakening capability and high power density. In many of the application, high strength of permanent magnet causes the undesirable effects of high cogging torque that can aggravate performance of the motor. High cogging torque is significantly produced by IPMSM due to the similar length and the effectiveness of the magnetic air-gap. The address of this study is to analyze and compare the cogging torque effect and performance of four common techniques for cogging torque reduction such as skewing, notching, pole pairing and rotor pole pairing. With the aid of 3-D finite element analysis (FEA) by JMAG software, a 6S-4P Spoke-type IPMSM with various rotor-PM configurations has been designed. As a result, the cogging torque effect reduced up to 69.5% for skewing technique, followed by 31.96%, 29.6%, and 17.53% by pole pairing, axial pole pairing and notching techniques respectively.

  4. Barreras arquitectónicas, mentales y de comunicación: mujeres con diversidad funcional

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    Carmen Mañas Viejo

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo consiste en mostrar, a partir del análisis de las narrativas de mujeres con diversidad funcional, física y sensorial, las barreras arquitectónicas, mentales y de comunicación que condicionan y configuran el devenir de sus vidas, tanto en el ámbito privado como en el público. Analizamos las situaciones vividas por 60 mujeres con diversidad funcional. El método de investigación tiene un carácter mixto, tanto cuantitativo como cualitativo. Sus narrativas son el medio para conocer en profundidad y analizar sus episodios biográficos que, tanto a nivel social como personal, han contribuido a dar forma al estado y a la situación actual de las participantes con un alcance temporal retrospectivo y prospectivo.

  5. Filogenia y desarrollo de funciones ejecutivas/ Phylogeny and executive functions development

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    Diego Alejandro Calle Sandoval

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available El presente documento reflexiona acerca del valor filogenético que tiene para la especie humana el desarrollo de la corteza prefrontal y las funciones ejecutivas. Dicho análisis parte de la revisión de estudios empíricos sobre la génesis de estas en la infancia y la patología de las mismas durante el desarrollo, así como de las evidencias etológicas y paleoantropológicas del proceso de hominización. Igualmente, se discute en el artículo la forma como estas funciones neuropsicológicas le permiten al homo sapiens compensar su carácter biológico de inmadurez y falta de especialidades anatómicas.

  6. Funciones de sobrevivencia empleadas en el análisis demográfico

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    Alejandro Mina Valdés

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available El manejo de las funciones de sobrevivencia tipo Gompertz y tipo Makeham son presentadas a partir de su origen, considerando sus antecedentes, así como la determinación de los parámetros de cada una de éstas, empleando para ello el método de los grupos no superpuestos, comunmente utilizado en ciencias actuariales. También se presenta el método iterativo que permite depurar, logrando un mejor ajuste, los resultados obtenidos, lo que permite proyectar los parámetros de las funciones de sobrevivencia, obteniendo tablas abreviadas de mortalidad por grupos quinquenales de edad tanto para los hombres como para las mujeres en México, a nivel nacional, para los años 1995, 2000, 2005 y 2010. Finalmente, se presentan las ganancias en las esperanzas por edad entre los años 1995 y 2010.

  7. Torque vectoring for improving stability of small electric vehicles

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    Grzegożek, W.; Weigel-Milleret, K.

    2016-09-01

    The electric vehicles solutions based on the individually controlled electric motors propel a single wheel allow to improve the dynamic properties of the vehicle by varying the distribution of the driving torque. Most of the literature refer to the vehicles with a track typical for passenger cars. This paper examines whether the narrow vehicle (with a very small track) torque vectoring bring a noticeable change of the understeer characteristics and whether torque vectoring is possible to use in securing a narrow vehicle from roll over (roll mitigation). The paper contains road tests of the steering characteristics (steady state understeer characteristic quasi-static acceleration with a fixed steering wheel (SH = const) and on the constant radius track (R = const)) of the narrow vehicle. The vehicle understeer characteristic as a function of a power distribution is presented.

  8. Gravitational torque frequency analysis for the Einstein elevator experiment

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    Ashenberg, Joshua [Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), Cambridge, MA (United States); Lorenzini, Enrico C [University of Padova, Padua (Italy)

    2007-09-07

    Testing the principle of equivalence with a differential acceleration detector that spins while free falling requires a reliable extraction of a very small violation signal from the noise in the output signal frequency spectrum. The experiment is designed such that the violation signal is modulated by the spin of the test bodies. The possible violation signal is mixed with the intrinsic white noise of the detector and the colored noise associated with the modulation of gravitational perturbations, through the spin, and inertial-motion-related noise. In order to avoid false alarms the frequencies of the gravitational disturbances and the violation signal must be separate. This paper presents a model for the perturbative gravitational torque that affects the measurement. The torque is expanded in an asymptotic series to the fourth order and then expressed as a frequency spectrum. A spectral analysis shows the design conditions for frequency separation between the perturbing torque and the violation signal.

  9. Direct Torque Control With Feedback Linearization for Induction Motor Drives

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    Lascu, Cristian; Jafarzadeh, Saeed; Fadali, Sami M.

    2017-01-01

    This paper describes a direct-torque-controlled (DTC) induction motor (IM) drive that employs feedback linearization and sliding-mode control (SMC). A new feedback linearization approach is proposed, which yields a decoupled linear IM model with two state variables: torque and stator flux magnitude....... This intuitive linear model is used to implement a DTC-type controller that preserves all DTC advantages and eliminates its main drawback, the flux and torque ripple. Robust, fast, and ripple-free control is achieved by using SMC with proportional control in the vicinity of the sliding surface. SMC assures...... in simulations. The sliding controller is compared with a linear DTC scheme with and without feedback linearization. Extensive experimental results for a sensorless IM drive validate the proposed solution....

  10. Direct torque control with feedback linearization for induction motor drives

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    Lascu, Cristian; Jafarzadeh, Saeed; Fadali, Sami M.

    2015-01-01

    This paper describes a Direct Torque Controlled (DTC) Induction Machine (IM) drive that employs feedback linearization and sliding-mode control. A feedback linearization approach is investigated, which yields a decoupled linear IM model with two state variables: torque and stator flux magnitude....... This intuitive linear model is used to implement a DTC type controller that preserves all DTC advantages and eliminates its main drawback, the flux and torque ripple. Robust, fast, and ripple-free control is achieved by using Variable Structure Control (VSC) with proportional control in the vicinity...... robust stability analysis are presented. The sliding controller is compared with a linear DTC scheme, and experimental results for a sensorless IM drive validate the proposed solution....

  11. Spin Hall effect-driven spin torque in magnetic textures

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    Manchon, Aurelien; Lee, K.-J.

    2011-01-01

    Current-induced spin torque and magnetization dynamics in the presence of spin Hall effect in magnetic textures is studied theoretically. The local deviation of the charge current gives rise to a current-induced spin torque of the form (1 - ΒM) × [(u 0 + αH u 0 M) ∇] M, where u0 is the direction of the injected current, H is the Hall angle and is the non-adiabaticity parameter due to spin relaxation. Since αH and ×can have a comparable order of magnitude, we show that this torque can significantly modify the current-induced dynamics of both transverse and vortex walls. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

  12. Vision system for dial gage torque wrench calibration

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    Aggarwal, Neelam; Doiron, Theodore D.; Sanghera, Paramjeet S.

    1993-11-01

    In this paper, we present the development of a fast and robust vision system which, in conjunction with the Dial Gage Calibration system developed by AKO Inc., will be used by the U.S. Army in calibrating dial gage torque wrenches. The vision system detects the change in the angular position of the dial pointer in a dial gage. The angular change is proportional to the applied torque. The input to the system is a sequence of images of the torque wrench dial gage taken at different dial pointer positions. The system then reports the angular difference between the different positions. The primary components of this vision system include modules for image acquisition, linear feature extraction and angle measurements. For each of these modules, several techniques were evaluated and the most applicable one was selected. This system has numerous other applications like vision systems to read and calibrate analog instruments.

  13. Mechanics of Re-Torquing in Bolted Flange Connections

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    Gordon, Ali P.; Drilling Brian; Weichman, Kyle; Kammerer, Catherine; Baldwin, Frank

    2010-01-01

    It has been widely accepted that the phenomenon of time-dependent loosening of flange connections is a strong consequence of the viscous nature of the compression seal material. Characterizing the coupled interaction between gasket creep and elastic bolt stiffness has been useful in predicting conditions that facilitate leakage. Prior advances on this sub-class of bolted joints has lead to the development of (1) constitutive models for elastomerics, (2) initial tightening strategies, (3) etc. The effect of re-torque, which is a major consideration for typical bolted flange seals used on the Space Shuttle fleet, has not been fully characterized, however. The current study presents a systematic approach to characterizing bolted joint behavior as the consequence of sequentially applied torques. Based on exprimenta1 and numerical results, the optimal re-torquing parameters have been identified that allow for the negligible load loss after pre-load application

  14. Spin Hall effect-driven spin torque in magnetic textures

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    Manchon, Aurelien

    2011-07-13

    Current-induced spin torque and magnetization dynamics in the presence of spin Hall effect in magnetic textures is studied theoretically. The local deviation of the charge current gives rise to a current-induced spin torque of the form (1 - ΒM) × [(u 0 + αH u 0 M) ∇] M, where u0 is the direction of the injected current, H is the Hall angle and is the non-adiabaticity parameter due to spin relaxation. Since αH and ×can have a comparable order of magnitude, we show that this torque can significantly modify the current-induced dynamics of both transverse and vortex walls. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

  15. Torque- and Speed Control of a Pitch Regulated Wind Turbine

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    Rasila, Mika

    2003-07-01

    Variable speed operated wind turbines has the potential to reduce fatigue loads, compared to fixed speed wind turbines. With pitch controllable rotor blades limitation of the power at high wind speeds is obtained. The thesis describes different controlling aspects concerning wind turbines and how these together can be used to optimize the system's performance. Torque control is used in order to achieve reduction on the mechanical loads on the drive-train for low wind speeds and limitation of power output for high wind speeds. In the high wind speed interval torque control is effective in order to limit the output power if a sufficiently fast pitch actuator is used. In the middle wind speed interval filter utilization can be used to give a reference signal to the controller in order to reduce speed and torque variations.

  16. Mechatronic Model Based Computed Torque Control of a Parallel Manipulator

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    Zhiyong Yang

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available With high speed and accuracy the parallel manipulators have wide application in the industry, but there still exist many difficulties in the actual control process because of the time-varying and coupling. Unfortunately, the present-day commercial controlles cannot provide satisfying performance for its single axis linear control only. Therefore, aimed at a novel 2-DOF (Degree of Freedom parallel manipulator called Diamond 600, a motor-mechanism coupling dynamic model based control scheme employing the computed torque control algorithm are presented in this paper. First, the integrated dynamic coupling model is deduced, according to equivalent torques between the mechanical structure and the PM (Permanent Magnetism servomotor. Second, computed torque controller is described in detail for the above proposed model. At last, a series of numerical simulations and experiments are carried out to test the effectiveness of the system, and the results verify the favourable tracking ability and robustness.

  17. Mechatronic Model Based Computed Torque Control of a Parallel Manipulator

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    Zhiyong Yang

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available With high speed and accuracy the parallel manipulators have wide application in the industry, but there still exist many difficulties in the actual control process because of the time-varying and coupling. Unfortunately, the present-day commercial controlles cannot provide satisfying performance for its single axis linear control only. Therefore, aimed at a novel 2-DOF (Degree of Freedom parallel manipulator called Diamond 600, a motor-mechanism coupling dynamic model based control scheme employing the computed torque control algorithm are presented in this paper. First, the integrated dynamic coupling model is deduced, according to equivalent torques between the mechanical structure and the PM (Permanent Magnetism servomotor. Second, computed torque controller is described in detail for the above proposed model. At last, a series of numerical simulations and experiments are carried out to test the effectiveness of the system, and the results verify the favourable tracking ability and robustness.

  18. Spin Torque Oscillator for High Performance Magnetic Memory

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    Rachid Sbiaa

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available A study on spin transfer torque switching in a magnetic tunnel junction with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy is presented. The switching current can be strongly reduced under a spin torque oscillator (STO, and its use in addition to the conventional transport in magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ should be considered. The reduction of the switching current from the parallel state to the antiparallel state is greater than in  the opposite direction, thus minimizing the asymmetry of the resistance versus current in the hysteresis loop. This reduction of both switching current and asymmetry under a spin torque oscillator occurs only during the writing process and does not affect the thermal stability of the free layer.

  19. Low mass planet migration in magnetically torqued dead zones - II. Flow-locked and runaway migration, and a torque prescription

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    McNally, Colin P.; Nelson, Richard P.; Paardekooper, Sijme-Jan

    2018-04-01

    We examine the migration of low mass planets in laminar protoplanetary discs, threaded by large scale magnetic fields in the dead zone that drive radial gas flows. As shown in Paper I, a dynamical corotation torque arises due to the flow-induced asymmetric distortion of the corotation region and the evolving vortensity contrast between the librating horseshoe material and background disc flow. Using simulations of laminar torqued discs containing migrating planets, we demonstrate the existence of the four distinct migration regimes predicted in Paper I. In two regimes, the migration is approximately locked to the inward or outward radial gas flow, and in the other regimes the planet undergoes outward runaway migration that eventually settles to fast steady migration. In addition, we demonstrate torque and migration reversals induced by midplane magnetic stresses, with a bifurcation dependent on the disc surface density. We develop a model for fast migration, and show why the outward runaway saturates to a steady speed, and examine phenomenologically its termination due to changing local disc conditions. We also develop an analytical model for the corotation torque at late times that includes viscosity, for application to discs that sustain modest turbulence. Finally, we use the simulation results to develop torque prescriptions for inclusion in population synthesis models of planet formation.

  20. The relationship between social support and functional capacity in elderly persons with cognitive alterations Relación entre apoyo social y capacidad funcional de los mayores con los cambios cognitivos Relação entre apoio social e capacidade funcional de idosos com alterações cognitivas

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    Tábatta Renata Pereira de Brito

    2012-08-01

    mantener su capacidad funcional, y garantizar relaciones sociales satisfactorias.O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar a relação entre o apoio social e a capacidade funcional de idosos com alterações cognitivas. Trata-se de estudo descritivo, transversal, quantitativo. Os sujeitos foram 101 idosos cadastrados em Unidades de Saúde da Família que apresentaram desempenho no Mini Exame do Estado Mental abaixo da nota de corte em estudo anterior. Aplicaram-se o Medical Outcomes Study, Índice de Katz e Questionário de Atividades Funcionais de Pfeffer. As dimensões de apoio material, afetivo, emocional, de informação e de interação social positiva resultaram em um escore final médio de 74,43 pontos, indicando melhor nível de apoio material e afetivo em relação às demais dimensões de apoio. Houve correlação estatisticamente significativa entre o apoio emocional e o Índice de Katz. O conhecimento dessa relação favorece o desenvolvimento de uma linha de cuidado em enfermagem ao idoso capaz de manter sua capacidade funcional e garantir relações sociais satisfatórias.

  1. Creative accomplishment of continuous TIP motor torque monitoring system in BWR plant

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    Sun, C.H.; Li, I.N.; Liu, C.S.

    1986-01-01

    The Traveling In-core Probe (TIP) system is designed so delicate that the routine preventive maintenance - torque measurement is required to keep system operating properly. Normally, the torque measurement is performed by manually rotating torque wrench on the local TIP drive mechanism or using wattmeter during automatic operation. Whenever, either torque wrench or wattmeter measurement is performed, the high radiation exposure to maintenance personnel and mass manpower is expected. Because of this reason Taipower has developed a continuous TIP motor torque monitoring system to save manpower and minimize radiation exposure to maintenance personnel. This methods of TIP motor torque measurement will also predict TIP guide tube deterioration. (author)

  2. Cuantificación del deterioro funcional durante seis meses en pacientes renales en estadio terminal

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    Lucía Ortega Pérez de Villar

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Los pacientes en tratamiento de diálisis presentan una disminución de la función física, sin embargo, no hay estudios que demuestren el ritmo al que se produce este deterioro funcional. El objetivo principal es cuantificar el deterioro funcional de los pacientes en tratamiento de diálisis durante seis meses. Métodos: 43 pacientes en tratamiento de diálisis de dos centros de Valencia (España (edad 61.3 (14.7 años fueron analizados después de 6 meses. Los participantes completaron el Short Physical Performance Battery, equilibrio monopodal, el Timed Up and Go Test, Sit to stand to Sit Test 10 y 60, dinamometría de mano; elevación de talón y 6 minutos marcha. Además se recogieron datos de las historias clínicas y de las analíticas. Resultados: Tres de las pruebas mejoraron significativamente tras el periodo de 6 meses de observación: el Sit To Stand 10, la dinamometría de la mano derecha y la dinamometría de la mano izquierda, pero sin alcanzar un cambio clínico relevante. Por otro lado, otras medidas no obtuvieron un deterioro significativo como fueron el Short Physical Performance Battery, el Sit to Stand 60, la elevación del talón izquierdo y el 6 minutos marcha. Conclusiones: Después de 6 meses, en ninguna de las pruebas de capacidad funcional se observa un deterioro significativo. Se recomienda a los centros de hemodiálisis realizar un seguimiento de capacidad funcional anualmente, ya que con un periodo de 6 meses no se encuentran cambios significativos.

  3. Um ponto de vista funcional sobre a predicação

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    Ataliba Teixeira de Castilho

    2001-02-01

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    O texto relata o desenvolvimento do Projeto de Gramática do Português Falado, discute a predicação no quadro da gramática funcional e apresenta alguns resultados da análise de advérbios e adjetivos predicativos no português culto falado no Brasil, com base nos materiais do Projeto NURC.

  4. [Towards an universal biolaw? Biolaw in action and funcionalization of human life's value].

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    Albert, Marta

    2013-01-01

    The paper analyzes the question of the universal biolaw from the point of view of the biojuridical praxis. The main problems concerning life's protection are found in the process of interpretation and re-creation of the norms (not in their literal texts) regulating the right to life and new rights, as personal autonomy. But it is also at this sphere where the possibilities of an universal biolaw founded on the funcionalization of the human life value are to be found.

  5. Shot noise of spin current and spin transfer torque

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    Yu, Yunjin; Zhan, Hongxin; Wan, Langhui; Wang, Bin; Wei, Yadong; Sun, Qingfeng; Wang, Jian

    2013-04-01

    We report the theoretical investigation of the shot noise of the spin current (Sσ) and the spin transfer torque (Sτ) for non-collinear spin polarized transport in a spin-valve device which consists of a normal scattering region connected by two ferromagnetic electrodes (MNM system). Our theory was developed using the non-equilibrium Green’s function method, and general nonlinear Sσ - V and Sτ - V relations were derived as a function of the angle θ between the magnetizations of two leads. We have applied our theory to a quantum dot system with a resonant level coupled with two ferromagnetic electrodes. It was found that, for the MNM system, the auto-correlation of the spin current is enough to characterize the fluctuation of the spin current. For a system with three ferromagnetic layers, however, both auto-correlation and cross-correlation of the spin current are needed to characterize the noise of the spin current. For a quantum dot with a resonant level, the derivative of spin torque with respect to bias voltage is proportional to sinθ when the system is far away from resonance. When the system is near resonance, the spin transfer torque becomes a non-sinusoidal function of θ. The derivative of the noise of the spin transfer torque with respect to the bias voltage Nτ behaves differently when the system is near or far away from resonance. Specifically, the differential shot noise of the spin transfer torque Nτ is a concave function of θ near resonance while it becomes a convex function of θ far away from resonance. For certain bias voltages, the period Nτ(θ) becomes π instead of 2π. For small θ, it was found that the differential shot noise of the spin transfer torque is very sensitive to the bias voltage and the other system parameters.

  6. Shot noise of spin current and spin transfer torque

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    Yu Yunjin; Zhan Hongxin; Wan Langhui; Wang Bin; Wei Yadong; Sun Qingfeng; Wang Jian

    2013-01-01

    We report the theoretical investigation of the shot noise of the spin current (S σ ) and the spin transfer torque (S τ ) for non-collinear spin polarized transport in a spin-valve device which consists of a normal scattering region connected by two ferromagnetic electrodes (MNM system). Our theory was developed using the non-equilibrium Green’s function method, and general nonlinear S σ − V and S τ − V relations were derived as a function of the angle θ between the magnetizations of two leads. We have applied our theory to a quantum dot system with a resonant level coupled with two ferromagnetic electrodes. It was found that, for the MNM system, the auto-correlation of the spin current is enough to characterize the fluctuation of the spin current. For a system with three ferromagnetic layers, however, both auto-correlation and cross-correlation of the spin current are needed to characterize the noise of the spin current. For a quantum dot with a resonant level, the derivative of spin torque with respect to bias voltage is proportional to sinθ when the system is far away from resonance. When the system is near resonance, the spin transfer torque becomes a non-sinusoidal function of θ. The derivative of the noise of the spin transfer torque with respect to the bias voltage N τ behaves differently when the system is near or far away from resonance. Specifically, the differential shot noise of the spin transfer torque N τ is a concave function of θ near resonance while it becomes a convex function of θ far away from resonance. For certain bias voltages, the period N τ (θ) becomes π instead of 2π. For small θ, it was found that the differential shot noise of the spin transfer torque is very sensitive to the bias voltage and the other system parameters. (paper)

  7. KNEE ISOKINETIC TORQUE IMBALANCE IN FEMALE FUTSAL PLAYERS

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    Ana Carolina de Mello Alves Rodrigues

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Introduction: The specificity of sports training can lead to muscle specialization with a possible change in the natural hamstring/quadriceps torque ratio (HQ ratio, constituting a risk factor for muscle injury at the joint angles in which muscle imbalance may impair dynamic stability. Objective: The aim was to evaluate the torque distribution of the hamstrings and quadriceps and the HQ ratio throughout the range of motion in order to identify possible muscle imbalances at the knee of female futsal athletes. Methods: Nineteen amateur female futsal athletes had their dominant limb HQ ratio evaluated in a series of five maximum repetitions of flexion/extension of the knee at 180°/second in the total joint range of motion (30° to 80°. The peak flexor and extensor torque and the HQ ratio (% were compared each 5° of knee motion using one-way repeated measures ANOVA and Tukey’s post hoc test (p<0.05 to determine the joint angles that present muscular imbalance. Results: Quadriceps torque was higher than 50° to 60° of knee flexion, while hamstrings torque was higher than 55° to 65°. The HQ ratio presented lower values than 30° to 45° of knee flexion and four athletes presented values lower than 60%, which may represent a risk of injury. However, the HQ ratio calculated by the peak torque showed only one athlete with less than 60%. Conclusion: The HQ ratio analyzed throughout the knee range of motion allowed identifying muscle imbalance at specific joint angles in female futsal players.

  8. Knee extension torque variability after exercise in ACL reconstructed knees.

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    Goetschius, John; Kuenze, Christopher M; Hart, Joseph M

    2015-08-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare knee extension torque variability in patients with ACL reconstructed knees before and after exercise. Thirty two patients with an ACL reconstructed knee (ACL-R group) and 32 healthy controls (control group) completed measures of maximal isometric knee extension torque (90° flexion) at baseline and following a 30-min exercise protocol (post-exercise). Exercise included 30-min of repeated cycles of inclined treadmill walking and hopping tasks. Dependent variables were the coefficient of variation (CV) and raw-change in CV (ΔCV): CV = (torque standard deviation/torque mean x 100), ΔCV = (post-exercise - baseline). There was a group-by-time interaction (p = 0.03) on CV. The ACL-R group demonstrated greater CV than the control group at baseline (ACL-R = 1.07 ± 0.55, control = 0.79 ± 0.42, p = 0.03) and post-exercise (ACL-R = 1.60 ± 0.91, control = 0.94 ± 0.41, p = 0.001). ΔCV was greater (p = 0.03) in the ACL-R group (0.52 ± 0.82) than control group (0.15 ± 0.46). CV significantly increased from baseline to post-exercise (p = 0.001) in the ACL-R group, while the control group did not (p = 0.06). The ACL-R group demonstrated greater knee extension torque variability than the control group. Exercise increased torque variability more in the ACL-R group than control group. © 2015 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  9. Betões de elevado desempenho de custo reduzido utilizando materiais correntes

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    Camões, Aires; Aguiar, J. L. Barroso de; Rocha, Patrício; Jalali, Said; Pereira, J. C.

    1999-01-01

    Para a produção de betões de elevado desempenho (BED) é genericamente aceite que são necessários materiais criteriosamente seleccionados, obrigando assim a um acréscimo significativo do custo inicial dos BED quando confrontados com betões correntes. Este trabalho pretende abordar duas características: possibilidade de produzir betões de elevado desempenho que incorporam materiais considerados correntes, nomeadamente cinzas volantes com teor de inqueimados superior ao máximo regulamentar e ine...

  10. Impression management e o desempenho organizacional: o caso português

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    Borges, Maria de Fátima Ribeiro

    2011-01-01

    O estudo pretende avaliar o impacte do desempenho organizacional na adopção de estratégias de impression management. O estudo apresenta uma análise de conteúdo de 45 cartas do Presidente do Conselho de Administração, contidas nos relatórios e contas anuais de 2010, das empresas Portuguesas não financeiras. Os resultados indicam que o desempenho organizacional não influencia a adoção de estratégias de impression management. Consistente com a teoria psicológica social de im...

  11. Processamento da rede neocognitron para reconhecimento facial em ambiente de alto desempenho GPU

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    Gustavo Poli Lameirão da Silva

    2007-01-01

    Neste trabalho é apresentada a implementação da Rede Neural Neocognitron, usando uma arquitetura de computação de alto desempenho baseada em GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). O Neocognitron é uma rede neural artificial, proposta por Fukushima e colaboradores, constituída de vários estágios de camadas de neurônios, organizados em matrizes bidimensionais denominadas planos celulares. Para o processamento de alto desempenho da aplicação de reconhecimento facial usando neocognitron foi utilizado o ...

  12. Influencia del nivel y de la actividad escolar en las funciones ejecutivas

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    Julio César Flores Lázaro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El efecto de la escolaridad sobre el desempeño neuropsicológico ha sido ampliamente descrito excepto para las pruebas de funciones ejecutivas. En la actualidad más del 70% de la población mundial presenta un nivel educativo medio-bajo, por lo que es indispensable contar con el conocimiento sobre las características de desempeño en pruebas de funciones ejecutivas en este tipo de población; de forma que se pueda conocer y comprender sus características cognitivas. En este trabajo se analizó el efecto del nivel educativo y el tipo de actividad (escolar vs no escolar en una muestra de 83 participantes divididos en tres grupos: jóvenes con 11 años de escolaridad, adolescentes cursando el bachillerato, y jóvenes universitarios; sobre el desempeño en una amplia batería neuropsicológica de funciones ejecutivas. Los resultados muestran que la actividad escolar más que el nivel educativo es la principal variable que produce diferencias con los participantes jóvenes que ya no realizan su principal actividad en un contexto escolarizado.

  13. PARTICULARES QUE EJERCEN FUNCIONES ADMINISTRATIVAS: EL CASO DE LOS TRIBUNALES DE ÉTICA PROFESIONAL

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    David Suárez Tamayo

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Los tribunales de ética profesional son una de las tantas manifestaciones de la llamada descentralización por colaboración, mediante la cual, los particulares ejercen funciones administrativas. Dicha participación de los particulares en la gestión pública encuentra su fundamento en los artículos 2, 26, 123 y 210de la Constitución Política de Colombia de 1991. En la investigación realizadase encontró que en Colombia existen 29 tribunales, colegios o consejos de profesionales que tienen como una de sus funciones investigar y sancionar las conductas contra la ética profesional. En el trabajo se intenta abordar la manera como están integrados, los principios y procedimientos que siguen, el tipo de faltas que investigan, las sanciones que imponen, los términos de caducidad y prescripción, la garantía del debido proceso y la existencia o no de la segunda instancia. Finalmente se hace un inventario de los efectos e implicaciones que se siguen del hecho de ser particulares en ejercicio de funciones administrativas

  14. Actividad funcional cerebral en estado de reposo: REDES EN CONEXIÓN

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    Proal, Erika; Alvarez-Segura, Mar; de la Iglesia-Vayá, Maria; Martí-Bonmatí, Luis; Castellanos, F. Xavier

    2015-01-01

    Resumen El análisis de la conectividad funcional mediante resonancia magnética funcional (RMf) puede llevarse a cabo durante la realización de una tarea, la percepción de un estímulo o en estado de reposo. Estos análisis han demostrado su fiabilidad y reproducibilidad con diferentes enfoques (matemáticos, estadísticos, físicos) para seleccionar los vóxeles activados. El estudio de la señal de baja frecuencia en la actividad cerebral a través del contraste BOLD en estado de reposo ha revelado patrones de actividad cortical sincronizados, permitiendo describir la arquitectura funcional intrínseca del cerebro humano. La comunidad científica internacional dispone de recursos compartidos que contribuirán mediante este análisis de RMf en estado de reposo a la obtención de diagnósticos y tratamientos más precisos y avanzados en el campo de las neurociencias. PMID:21365601

  15. Funciones psíquicas de las marcas corporales. // Psychic functions of body marking.

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    Margarita María Valencia Valencia.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This article shows the results of a research titled Funciones psíquicas de las marcas corporales (Psychic Functions of Body Marking that analyses the tattoo, scarification and piercing boom in teenagers and young people. Its aim is to elucidate the body statute in our days. From the acknowledgment of the changes in status of human body throughout history and in different cultures, we investigate the special psychic functions of those practices and their symbolic implications, by using some psychoanalytical theories about body image and adolescence. // Este artículo presenta los resultados de la investigación Funciones psíquicas de las marcas corporales, que interroga el significado del auge de tatuajes, escarificaciones y piercings en adolescentes y jóvenes, con el fin de esclarecer el estatuto del cuerpo en la contemporaneidad. A partir de un reconocimiento de los cambios de estatus que el cuerpo ha tenido a través de la historia y las culturas, se indaga, con ayuda de las teorizaciones psicoanalíticas sobre lo corporal y la adolescencia, acerca de las funciones psíquicas particulares de dichas prácticas y su alcance simbolizador.

  16. Desarrollo de funciones ejecutivas, de la niñez a la juventud

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    Julio C. Flores-Lázaro

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Las funciones ejecutivas se encuentran entre los procesos más complejos del humano; su desarrollo permite la conformación de diversas capacidades de control, y organización de la conducta y la cognición. En este artículo se presenta una extensa revisión de la literatura más relevante a nivel internacional sobre el tema. Se abarca el proceso de desarrollo desde la niñez hasta la juventud, analizando las características de desarrollo de las principales funciones ejecutivas. Se muestra que la hipótesis planteada por Victoria Anderson hace ya una década es correcta: las funciones ejecutivas se desarrollan de forma secuencial y curvilínea: un intenso progreso en la infancia, con una desaceleración a inicios de la adolescencia. También se analiza el efecto de otros factores adicionales a la edad como son el efecto de la escolaridad, los estilos parentales y el contexto cultural.

  17. Kinetic energy principle and neoclassical toroidal torque in tokamaks

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    Park, Jong-Kyu

    2011-01-01

    It is shown that when tokamaks are perturbed, the kinetic energy principle is closely related to the neoclassical toroidal torque by the action invariance of particles. Especially when tokamaks are perturbed from scalar pressure equilibria, the imaginary part of the potential energy in the kinetic energy principle is equivalent to the toroidal torque by the neoclassical toroidal viscosity. A unified description therefore should be made for both physics. It is also shown in this case that the potential energy operator can be self-adjoint and thus the stability calculation can be simplified by minimizing the potential energy.

  18. Development of a New Small-Rated Reference Torque Wrench

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    Nishino, Atsuhiro; Ogushi, Koji; Ueda, Kazunaga

    It is imperative that torque standard of small rated capacity is established and disseminated throughout Japanese industry. A 10 N·m dead weight torque standard machine (10-N·m-DWTSM) has been developed and evaluated at the National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ), part of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). By 2012, the relative expanded uncertainty of torque realized by the 10-N·m-DWTSM was estimated to be 6.6 × 10-5, with the coverage factor k begin equal to 2, in a range from 0.1 N·m to 10 N·m for calibrations of the torque measuring devices (TMDs). Calibration service for small-rated-capacity TMDs was started to disseminate the torque standard throughout Japanese industry. Here, there are two routes in the torque traceability system in Japan. One is the route for TMDs and the other one is the route for reference torque wrenches (RTWs). The torque standard in the form of RTWs has been disseminated in the range from 5 N·m to 5 kN·m by using the TSMs owned by NMIJ. There remains a strong demand to expand the calibration range of RTWs. To expand the range, we should develop the new high-accuracy small-rated-capacity RTW and evaluate its calibration method. In this study, a high-accuracy RTW (TP-5N-1109), which had a rated capacity of 5 N·m, was newly developed and calibrated with the 10-N·m-DWTSM to evaluate its characteristics. The ordinary calibration procedures adopted at NMIJ was investigated whether it was applicable to the small-rated-capacity RTWs. As a result, the TP-5N-1109 showed good performance in the creep testing, and its characteristic curves were draw for all cases of the calibration procedures. The repeatability in the calibration results was good. We clarified the problem with the calibration conditions of the small-rated-capacity RTW to calibrate it by three cases.

  19. Computations of Torque-Balanced Coaxial Rotor Flows

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    Yoon, Seokkwan; Chan, William M.; Pulliam, Thomas H.

    2017-01-01

    Interactional aerodynamics has been studied for counter-rotating coaxial rotors in hover. The effects of torque balancing on the performance of coaxial-rotor systems have been investigated. The three-dimensional unsteady Navier-Stokes equations are solved on overset grids using high-order accurate schemes, dual-time stepping, and a hybrid turbulence model. Computational results for an experimental model are compared to available data. The results for a coaxial quadcopter vehicle with and without torque balancing are discussed. Understanding interactions in coaxial-rotor flows would help improve the design of next-generation autonomous drones.

  20. Skyrmionic spin Seebeck effect via dissipative thermomagnonic torques

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    Kovalev, Alexey A.

    2014-06-01

    We derive thermomagnonic torque and its "β-type" dissipative correction from the stochastic Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. The β-type dissipative correction describes viscous coupling between magnetic dynamics and magnonic current and it stems from spin mistracking of the magnetic order. We show that thermomagnonic torque is important for describing temperature gradient induced motion of skyrmions in helical magnets while dissipative correction plays an essential role in generating transverse Magnus force. We propose to detect such skyrmionic motion by employing the transverse spin Seebeck effect geometry.

  1. Synchronization of spin torque nano-oscillators through dipolar interactions

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    Chen, Hao-Hsuan; Wu, Jong-Ching; Horng, Lance; Lee, Ching-Ming; Chang, Ching-Ray; Chang, Jui-Hang

    2014-01-01

    In an array of spin-torque nano-oscillators (STNOs) that combine a perpendicular polarized fixed layer with strong in-plane anisotropy in the free layers, magnetic dipolar interactions can effectively phase-lock the array, thus further enhancing the power of the output microwave signals. We perform a qualitative analysis of the synchronization of an array based on the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation, with a spin-transfer torque that assumes strong in-plane anisotropy. Finally, we present the numerical results for four coupled STNOs to provide further evidence for the proposed theory

  2. Synchronization of spin torque nano-oscillators through dipolar interactions

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    Chen, Hao-Hsuan, E-mail: d95222014@ntu.edu.tw; Wu, Jong-Ching, E-mail: phjcwu@cc.ncue.edu.tw; Horng, Lance [Department of Physics, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua 500, Taiwan (China); Lee, Ching-Ming [Graduate School of Materials Science, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Douliou, 64002, Taiwan (China); Chang, Ching-Ray, E-mail: crchang@phys.ntu.edu.tw; Chang, Jui-Hang [Department of Physics and Center for Quantum Sciences and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan (China)

    2014-04-07

    In an array of spin-torque nano-oscillators (STNOs) that combine a perpendicular polarized fixed layer with strong in-plane anisotropy in the free layers, magnetic dipolar interactions can effectively phase-lock the array, thus further enhancing the power of the output microwave signals. We perform a qualitative analysis of the synchronization of an array based on the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation, with a spin-transfer torque that assumes strong in-plane anisotropy. Finally, we present the numerical results for four coupled STNOs to provide further evidence for the proposed theory.

  3. Determination of Ultimate Torque for Multiply Connected Cross Section Rod

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    V. L. Danilov

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to determine load-carrying capability of the multiply cross-section rod. This calculation is based on the model of the ideal plasticity of the material, so that the desired ultimate torque is a torque at which the entire cross section goes into a plastic state.The article discusses the cylindrical multiply cross-section rod. To satisfy the equilibrium equation and the condition of plasticity simultaneously, two stress function Ф and φ are introduced. By mathematical transformations it has been proved that Ф is constant along the path, and a formula to find its values on the contours has been obtained. The paper also presents the rationale of the line of stress discontinuity and obtained relationships, which allow us to derive the equations break lines for simple interaction of neighboring circuits, such as two lines, straight lines and circles, circles and a different sign of the curvature.After substitution into the boundary condition at the end of the stress function Ф and mathematical transformations a formula is obtained to determine the ultimate torque for the multiply cross-section rod.Using the doubly connected cross-section and three-connected cross-section rods as an example the application of the formula of ultimate torque is studied.For doubly connected cross-section rod, the paper offers a formula of the torque versus the radius of the rod, the aperture radius and the distance between their centers. It also clearly demonstrates the torque dependence both on the ratio of the radii and on the displacement of hole. It is shown that the value of the torque is more influenced by the displacement of hole, rather than by the ratio of the radii.For the three-connected cross-section rod the paper shows the integration feature that consists in selection of a coordinate system. As an example, the ultimate torque is found by two methods: analytical one and 3D modeling. The method of 3D modeling is based on the Nadai

  4. Magnetic Circuit & Torque Analysis Of Brushless DC Motor

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    Arif J. Abbas

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    Full Text Available       This work is concerned with magnetic and torque analysis of BLDCM and with development of a method of designing BLDCM that have symmetric winding on the rotor .make significant contribution to the rotor inductance position difficult. It is also show that the prediction detent torque can be extremely sensitive to the permanent magnet by altering magnet arc width. Finally, simple lumped models that allow one to predict motor performance and characteristics as a function of main dimension, magnet residual flux density and phase current are developed. These models are used as a basis for an approach to designing BLDCM

  5. Assisted Writing in Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

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    Ganguly, Samiran; Ahmed, Zeeshan; Datta, Supriyo; Marinero, Ernesto E.

    2015-03-01

    Spin transfer torque driven MRAM devices are now in an advanced state of development, and the importance of reducing the current requirement for writing information is well recognized. Different approaches to assist the writing process have been proposed such as spin orbit torque, spin Hall effect, voltage controlled magnetic anisotropy and thermal excitation. In this work,we report on our comparative study using the Spin-Circuit Approach regarding the total energy, the switching speed and energy-delay products for different assisted writing approaches in STT-MTJ devices using PMA magnets.

  6. Rastreio de tuberculose nos funcionários de um Hospital Distrital

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    Jorge Pedrosa

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO: INTRODUÇÃO – após terem surgido dois casos com baciloscopias positivas em funcionários do Hospital Distrital de Oliveira de Azeméis em 1996, foi feito um rastreio de tuberculose em todos os profissionais desse Hospital.MATERIAL E MÉTODOS – foi afixado um aviso em todos os Serviços solicitando aos funcionários a realização da prova de tuberculina. Esta foi efectuada mediante injecçãao intra-dérmica de 2 unidades PPD (RT 23, por um único profissional de enfermagem. Aderiram à prova de Mantoux 202 dos 241 funcionários.Em todos os funcionários que referiram sintomas respiratórios (tosse e expectoração, foi efectuada telerradiografia de torax e baciloscopias em amostras após coloração pelo metodo de Ziebl-Neelsen e exame cultural em meio de Lowenstein-Jensen (exames realizados em 27 funcionários.RESULTADOS – foram encontrados 11 easos de tuberculose-infecção em indivíduos com menos de 35 anos (tendo 9 feito tratamento com terapêutica trip la durante dois meses e 6 casos de tuberculose pulmonar com baciloscopias positivas e confirmados no exame cultural.CONCLUSÕES – do estudo realízado concluiu-se que a incidência de tuberculose pulmonar nos funcionários do Hospital Distrital de Oliveira de Azeméis em 1996 foi de 2,54%, o que corresponde aproximadamente ao triplo da incidência na população em geral da área em questão.REV PORT PNEUMOL 1998; IV (2: 147- 153 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: After two cases of Pulmonary Tuberculosis were found in healthcare workers of a Regional Hospital in Portugal a study was done to determine the incidence of Tuberculosis in health-workers of the Oliveira de Azeméis Hospital in 1996.METHODS: An information-note was affixed in all Services asking all the workers to do the Tuberculin-test. An intradermic injection of 2 U. of PPD (RT 23, by one trained nurse was done in 202 of 241 health

  7. Spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves: From clean to disordered regimes

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    Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed

    2014-05-28

    Current-driven spin torques in metallic spin valves composed of antiferromagnets are theoretically studied using the nonequilibrium Green\\'s function method implemented on a tight-binding model. We focus our attention on G-type and L-type antiferromagnets in both clean and disordered regimes. In such structures, spin torques can either rotate the magnetic order parameter coherently (coherent torque) or compete with the internal antiferromagnetic exchange (exchange torque). We show that, depending on the symmetry of the spin valve, the coherent and exchange torques can either be in the plane, ∝n×(q×n) or out of the plane ∝n×q, where q and n are the directions of the order parameter of the polarizer and the free antiferromagnetic layers, respectively. Although disorder conserves the symmetry of the torques, it strongly reduces the torque magnitude, pointing out the need for momentum conservation to ensure strong spin torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves.

  8. Spin transfer torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves: From clean to disordered regimes

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    Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed; Manchon, Aurelien; Waintal, Xavier

    2014-01-01

    Current-driven spin torques in metallic spin valves composed of antiferromagnets are theoretically studied using the nonequilibrium Green's function method implemented on a tight-binding model. We focus our attention on G-type and L-type antiferromagnets in both clean and disordered regimes. In such structures, spin torques can either rotate the magnetic order parameter coherently (coherent torque) or compete with the internal antiferromagnetic exchange (exchange torque). We show that, depending on the symmetry of the spin valve, the coherent and exchange torques can either be in the plane, ∝n×(q×n) or out of the plane ∝n×q, where q and n are the directions of the order parameter of the polarizer and the free antiferromagnetic layers, respectively. Although disorder conserves the symmetry of the torques, it strongly reduces the torque magnitude, pointing out the need for momentum conservation to ensure strong spin torque in antiferromagnetic spin valves.

  9. A novel PM motor with hybrid PM excitation and asymmetric rotor structure for high torque performance

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    Gaohong Xu

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel permanent magnet (PM motor for high torque performance, in which hybrid PM material and asymmetric rotor design are applied. The hybrid PM material is adopted to reduce the consumption of rare-earth PM because ferrite PM is assisted to enhance the torque production. Meanwhile, the rotor structure is designed to be asymmetric by shifting the surface-insert PM (SPM, which is used to improve the torque performance, including average torque and torque ripple. Moreover, the reasons for improvement of the torque performance are explained by evaluation and analysis of the performances of the proposed motor. Compared with SPM motor and V-type motor, the merit of high utilization ratio of rare-earth PM is also confirmed, showing that the proposed motor can offer higher torque density and lower torque ripple simultaneously with less consumption of rare-earth PM.

  10. Torque characteristics of a 122-centimeter butterfly valve with a hydro/pneumatic actuator

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    Lin, F. N.; Moore, W. I.; Lundy, F. E.

    1981-01-01

    Actuating torque data from field testing of a 122-centimeter (48 in.) butterfly valve with a hydro/pneumatic actuator is presented. The hydraulic cylinder functions as either a forward or a reverse brake. Its resistance torque increases when the valve speeds up and decreases when the valve slows down. A reduction of flow resistance in the hydraulic flow path from one end of the hydraulic cylinder to the other will effectively reduce the hydraulic resistance torque and hence increase the actuating torque. The sum of hydrodynamic and friction torques (combined resistance torque) of a butterfly valve is a function of valve opening time. An increase in the pneumatic actuating pressure will result in a decrease in both the combined resistance torque and the actuator opening torque; however, it does shorten the valve opening time. As the pneumatic pressure increases, the valve opening time for a given configuration approaches an asymptotical value.

  11. Optimizing torque vectoring strategies for an electric vehicle concept

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    van Boekel, J.J.P.; Besselink, I.J.M.; Nijmeijer, H.; Rauh, J.; Knorr, S.; Durnberger, J.

    2013-01-01

    As part of the internship project carried out at Daimler AG, this report describes the application and optimization of torque vectoring on a research vehicle based on the Mercedes- Benz SLS AMG E-CELL. A concise introduction is given regarding the MATLAB scripts and Simulink models that were used

  12. Design and Comparison Direct Torque Control Techniques for Induction Motors

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    Blaabjerg, Frede; Kazmierkowski, Marian P.; Zelechowski, Marcin

    2005-01-01

    In this paper a comparison of two significant control methods of induction motor are presented. The first one is a classical Direct Torque and Flux Control (DTC) and is compared with a scheme, which uses Space Vector Modulator (DTC-SVM). A comparison in respect to dynamic and steady state...

  13. Theory comparison and numerical benchmarking on neoclassical toroidal viscosity torque

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    Wang, Zhirui; Park, Jong-Kyu; Logan, Nikolas; Kim, Kimin; Menard, Jonathan E. [Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton, New Jersey 08543 (United States); Liu, Yueqiang [Euratom/CCFE Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB (United Kingdom)

    2014-04-15

    Systematic comparison and numerical benchmarking have been successfully carried out among three different approaches of neoclassical toroidal viscosity (NTV) theory and the corresponding codes: IPEC-PENT is developed based on the combined NTV theory but without geometric simplifications [Park et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 065002 (2009)]; MARS-Q includes smoothly connected NTV formula [Shaing et al., Nucl. Fusion 50, 025022 (2010)] based on Shaing's analytic formulation in various collisionality regimes; MARS-K, originally computing the drift kinetic energy, is upgraded to compute the NTV torque based on the equivalence between drift kinetic energy and NTV torque [J.-K. Park, Phys. Plasma 18, 110702 (2011)]. The derivation and numerical results both indicate that the imaginary part of drift kinetic energy computed by MARS-K is equivalent to the NTV torque in IPEC-PENT. In the benchmark of precession resonance between MARS-Q and MARS-K/IPEC-PENT, the agreement and correlation between the connected NTV formula and the combined NTV theory in different collisionality regimes are shown for the first time. Additionally, both IPEC-PENT and MARS-K indicate the importance of the bounce harmonic resonance which can greatly enhance the NTV torque when E×B drift frequency reaches the bounce resonance condition.

  14. Are insertion torque and early osseointegration proportional? A histologic evaluation.

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    Campos, Felipe E B; Jimbo, Ryo; Bonfante, Estevam A; Barbosa, Darceny Z; Oliveira, Maiolino T F; Janal, Malvin N; Coelho, Paulo G

    2015-11-01

    The objective of this histologic study was to determine the effect of three drilling protocols (oversized, intermediate, and undersized) on biologic responses to a single implant type at early healing periods (2 weeks in vivo) in a beagle dog model. Ten beagle dogs were acquired and subjected to surgeries in the tibia 2 weeks before euthanasia. During surgery, each dog received three Unitite implants, 4 mm in diameter by 10 mm in length, in bone sites drilled to 3.5, 3.75, and 4.0 mm in final diameter. The insertion torque was recorded during surgery, and bone-to-implant contact (BIC), and bone area fraction occupied (BAFO) measured from the histology. Each outcome measure was compared between treatment conditions with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Bonferroni-corrected statistical significance was set to 95%. Insertion torque increased as an inverse function of drilling diameter, as indicated by significant differences in torque levels between each pair of conditions (P = 0.005). BIC and BAFO levels were highest and statistically similar in the recommended and undersized conditions and significantly reduced in the oversized condition (P torque (primary stability). While BIC and BAFO were maximized when drilling the recommended diameter hole, only the oversized hole resulted in evidence of statistically reduced integration. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  15. Analysis of Torque Measurements on Films with Oblique Anistropy

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    Abelmann, Leon; Kambersky, Vladimir; Lodder, J.C.; Popma, T.J.A.

    1993-01-01

    A measurement method is discussed to determine the magnetic anisotropy energy in a sample without assuming an a priori model for the origins of the anisotropy. The measurement procedure involves torque measurements in five different planes. Since it is especially useful for films with an oblique

  16. Controlled torque on superparamagnetic beads for functional biosensors

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    Janssen, X.J.A.; Schellekens, A.J.; van Ommering, K.; IJzendoorn, van L.J.; Prins, M.W.J.

    2009-01-01

    We demonstrate that a rotating magnetic field can be used to apply a controlled torque on superparamagnetic beads which leads to a tunable bead rotation frequency in fluid. Smooth rotation is obtained for field rotation frequencies many orders of magnitude higher than the bead rotation frequency. A

  17. New species of Torque Teno miniviruses infecting gorillas and chimpanzees

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    Hrazdilová, K.; Slaninková, E.; Brožová, K.; Modrý, David; Vodička, R.; Celer, V.

    2016-01-01

    Roč. 487, JAN (2016), s. 207-214 ISSN 0042-6822 Institutional support: RVO:60077344 Keywords : Anellovirus * Torque Teno mini virus * Great apes * Non-human primates * Genome sequence Subject RIV: FN - Epidemiology, Contagious Diseases ; Clinical Immunology Impact factor: 3.353, year: 2016

  18. Large Torque Variations in Two Soft Gamma Repeaters

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    Woods, P.M.; Kouveliotou, C.; Göğüş, E.; Finger, M.H.; Swank, J.; Markwardt, C.B.; Hurley, K.; van der Klis, M.

    2002-01-01

    We have monitored the pulse frequencies of the two soft gamma repeaters SGR 1806-20 and SGR 1900+14 through the beginning of year 2001 using primarily Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Proportional Counter Array observations. In both sources, we observe large changes in the spin-down torque up to a factor

  19. Study and implementation of torque wrench calibrating apparatus

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    Breut, J.

    1986-02-01

    The calibration of torque wrenches in the ranges less than 5 mN and 1500 to 2500 mN was studied in order to implement a system which follows the French norm NFE 72325. The required accuracy of 1% is obtained using ball bearings, range splitting, and periodic control. Cost factors are discussed.

  20. Torque characteristics of double-stator permanent magnet synchronous machines

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    Awah Chukwuemeka Chijioke

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The torque profile of a double-stator permanent magnet (PM synchronous machine of 90 mm stator diameter having different rotor pole numbers as well as dual excitation is investigated in this paper. The analysis includes a comparative study of the machine’s torque and power-speed curves, static torque and inductance characteristics, losses and unbalanced magnetic force. The most promising flux-weakening potential is revealed in 13- and 7-rotor pole machines. Moreover, the machines having different rotor/stator (Nr/Ns pole combinations of the form Nr = Ns ± 1 have balanced and symmetric static torque waveforms variation with the rotor position in contrast to the machines having Nr = Ns ± 2. Further, the inductance results of the analyzed machines reveal that the machines with odd rotor pole numbers have better fault-tolerant capability than their even rotor pole equivalents. A prototype of the developed double-stator machine having a 13-pole rotor is manufactured and tested for verification.

  1. Effect of Filament Fineness on Composite Yarn Residual Torque

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    Sarıoğlu Esin

    2018-03-01

    Full Text Available Yarn residual torque or twist liveliness occurs when the twist is imparted to spin the fibers during yarn formation. It causes yarn snarling, which is an undesirable property and can lead the problems for further processes such as weaving and knitting. It affects the spirality of knitted fabrics and skewness of woven fabrics. Generally, yarn residual torque depends on yarn twist, yarn linear density, and fiber properties used. Composite yarns are widely produced to exploit two yarns with different properties such on optimum way at the same time and these yarns can be produced by wrapping sheath fibers around filament core fiber with a certain twist. In this study, the effect of filament fineness used as core component of composite yarn on residual torque was analyzed. Thus, the false twist textured polyester filament yarns with different filament fineness were used to produce composite yarns with different yarn count. The variance analysis was performed to determine the significance of twist liveliness of filament yarns and yarn count on yarn twist liveliness. Results showed that there is a statistically significant differences at significance level of α=0.05 between filament fineness and yarn residual torque of composite yarns.

  2. Explosive sport training and torque kinetics in children.

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    Dotan, Raffy; Mitchell, Cameron J; Cohen, Rotem; Gabriel, David; Klentrou, Panagiota; Falk, Bareket

    2013-07-01

    A high rate of force development (RFD) is often more important than maximal force in daily and sports activities. In children, resistance training has been shown to increase maximal force. It is unclear whether, or to what extent, can children improve RFD and force kinetics. For this study, we compared strength and force kinetics of boy gymnasts with those of untrained boys and untrained men. Eight boy gymnasts (age, 9.5 ± 1.2 y), 20 untrained boys (age, 10.1 ± 1.3 y), and 20 untrained men (age, 22.9 ± 4.4 y) performed maximal, explosive, isometric elbow flexions (EF) and knee flexions (KF). Peak torque (maximal voluntary contraction (MVC)), elapsed times to 10%-100% MVC, peak rate of torque development (RTDpk), and other kinetics parameters were determined. When gymnasts were compared with untrained boys, size-normalized EF MVC was 11%-20% higher, RTDpk was 32% higher, and times to 30% and 80% MVC were 16% and 55% shorter, respectively (p kinetics parameters were similar. These findings highlight the specificity of gymnastics training, which markedly elevated the torque kinetics of young, prepubertal boys to adult levels, but only moderately affected peak torque. It is suggested that neurologic adaptations, such as enhanced firing and activation rates or increased type II motor-unit recruitment, as well as changes in musculotendinous stiffness, could explain these findings.

  3. Torque control of underactuated tendon-driven fingers

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    M. E. Abdallah

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Given an underactuated tendon-driven finger, the finger posture is underdetermined and can move freely ("flop" in a region of slack tendons. This work shows that such an underactuated finger can be operated in tendon force control (rather than position control with effective performance. The force control eliminates the indeterminate slack while commanding a parameterized space of desired torques. The torque will either push the finger to the joint limits or wrap around an external object with variable torque – behavior that is sufficient for primarily gripping fingers. In addition, introducing asymmetric joint radii to the design allows the finger to command an expanded range of joint torques and to scan an expanded set of external surfaces. This study is motivated by the design and control of the secondary fingers of the NASA-GM R2 humanoid hand.

    This paper was presented at the IFToMM/ASME International Workshop on Underactuated Grasping (UG2010, 19 August 2010, Montréal, Canada.

  4. Performance of meta power rotor shaft torque meter

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    Schmidt Paulsen, U.

    2002-01-01

    The present report describes the novel experimental facility in detecting shaft torque in the transmission system (main rotor shaft, exit stage of gearbox) of a wind turbine, the results and the perspectives in using this concept. The measurements arecompared with measurements, based on existing ...

  5. Torque Split Strategy for Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicles with an Integrated Starter Generator

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    Fu, Zhumu; Gao, Aiyun; Wang, Xiaohong; Song, Xiaona

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a torque split strategy for parallel hybrid electric vehicles with an integrated starter generator (ISG-PHEV) by using fuzzy logic control. By combining the efficiency map and the optimum torque curve of the internal combustion engine (ICE) with the state of charge (SOC) of the batteries, the torque split strategy is designed, which manages the ICE within its peak efficiency region. Taking the quantified ICE torque, the quantified SOC of the batteries, and the quantified I...

  6. Model analysis and experimental investigation of the friction torque during the CMP process

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    Guo Dongming; Xu Chi; Kang Renke; Jin Zhuji

    2011-01-01

    A model for calculating friction torque during the chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) process is presented, and the friction force and torque detection experiments during the CMP process are carried out to verify the model. The results show that the model can well describe the feature of friction torque during CMP processing. The research results provide a theoretical foundation for the CMP endpoint detection method based on the change of the torque of the polishing head rotational spindle. (semiconductor technology)

  7. Desempenho escolar e autocenceito de alunos atendidos em serviços psicopedagógicos

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    Suze Sabino da Silva

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve como objetivo investigar o desempenho escolar e autoconceito de crianças com queixa escolar. Participaram do estudo 78 alunos da 4ª série do ensino fundamental da rede pública do Distrito Federal, sendo 46 atendidos em um Serviço de Apoio Psicopedagógico e 32 de classes de aceleração da aprendizagem. O desempenho acadêmico foi avaliado por uma escala de notas atribuídas por seus professores e para avaliar o autoconceito foi utilizado o Perfil de Autopercepção para Crianças. Os resultados não indicaram diferenças significativas entre os alunos atendidos no serviço psicopedagógico e alunos das classes de aceleração com relação ao desempenho escolar e autoconceito. Observou-se ganhos significativos no desempenho escolar no segundo semestre, em comparação ao primeiro semestre de 2001, por parte dos dois grupos avaliados. Foram constatadas diferenças significativas entre gênero com relação ao autoconceito.

  8. RELAÇÃO DA FOLGA ORGANIZACIONAL COM MEDIDAS DE DESEMPENHO DE EMPRESAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Ilse Maria Beuren

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetiva identificar a relação da folga organizacional (potencial, inabsorvida e absorvida com medidas de desempenho (ROA, ROE e ROI em empresas brasileiras. A pesquisa descritiva com abordagem quantitativa foi realizada utilizando dados financeiros disponíveis na base de dados Economática@. A população da pesquisa compreendeu as 500 Maiores e Melhores empresas de 2010 segundo a Revista Exame; e a amostra as 119 listadas na BM&FBovespa. Os resultados mostram que as empresas apresentaram folga organizacional, na ordem folga potencial, absorvida e inabsorvida. Os modelos de análise indicaram relação significativa entre as variáveis ROA, ROE, ROI e as variáveis folga potencial, absorvida, inabsorvida. No entanto, a folga potencial, analisada pelos indicadores ROE e ROI, apresentou sinal negativo, logo, quanto maior a folga, menor o respectivo índice de desempenho. Observou-se ainda uma tendência da folga potencial ser inversa ao desempenho da empresa, com exceção do índice de desempenho ROI, que não apresentou significância.

  9. Spin-transfer torque generated by a topological insulator

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    Mellnik, A. R.

    2014-07-23

    Magnetic devices are a leading contender for the implementation of memory and logic technologies that are non-volatile, that can scale to high density and high speed, and that do not wear out. However, widespread application of magnetic memory and logic devices will require the development of efficient mechanisms for reorienting their magnetization using the least possible current and power. There has been considerable recent progress in this effort; in particular, it has been discovered that spin-orbit interactions in heavy-metal/ferromagnet bilayers can produce strong current-driven torques on the magnetic layer, via the spin Hall effect in the heavy metal or the Rashba-Edelstein effect in the ferromagnet. In the search for materials to provide even more efficient spin-orbit-induced torques, some proposals have suggested topological insulators, which possess a surface state in which the effects of spin-orbit coupling are maximal in the sense that an electron\\' s spin orientation is fixed relative to its propagation direction. Here we report experiments showing that charge current flowing in-plane in a thin film of the topological insulator bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) at room temperature can indeed exert a strong spin-transfer torque on an adjacent ferromagnetic permalloy (Ni81Fe19) thin film, with a direction consistent with that expected from the topological surface state. We find that the strength of the torque per unit charge current density in Bi 2Se3 is greater than for any source of spin-transfer torque measured so far, even for non-ideal topological insulator films in which the surface states coexist with bulk conduction. Our data suggest that topological insulators could enable very efficient electrical manipulation of magnetic materials at room temperature, for memory and logic applications. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

  10. Modelling dental implant extraction by pullout and torque procedures.

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    Rittel, D; Dorogoy, A; Shemtov-Yona, K

    2017-07-01

    Dental implants extraction, achieved either by applying torque or pullout force, is used to estimate the bone-implant interfacial strength. A detailed description of the mechanical and physical aspects of the extraction process in the literature is still missing. This paper presents 3D nonlinear dynamic finite element simulations of a commercial implant extraction process from the mandible bone. Emphasis is put on the typical load-displacement and torque-angle relationships for various types of cortical and trabecular bone strengths. The simulations also study of the influence of the osseointegration level on those relationships. This is done by simulating implant extraction right after insertion when interfacial frictional contact exists between the implant and bone, and long after insertion, assuming that the implant is fully bonded to the bone. The model does not include a separate representation and model of the interfacial layer for which available data is limited. The obtained relationships show that the higher the strength of the trabecular bone the higher the peak extraction force, while for application of torque, it is the cortical bone which might dictate the peak torque value. Information on the relative strength contrast of the cortical and trabecular components, as well as the progressive nature of the damage evolution, can be revealed from the obtained relations. It is shown that full osseointegration might multiply the peak and average load values by a factor 3-12 although the calculated work of extraction varies only by a factor of 1.5. From a quantitative point of view, it is suggested that, as an alternative to reporting peak load or torque values, an average value derived from the extraction work be used to better characterize the bone-implant interfacial strength. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. Spinal circuits can accommodate interaction torques during multijoint limb movements.

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    Buhrmann, Thomas; Di Paolo, Ezequiel A

    2014-01-01

    The dynamic interaction of limb segments during movements that involve multiple joints creates torques in one joint due to motion about another. Evidence shows that such interaction torques are taken into account during the planning or control of movement in humans. Two alternative hypotheses could explain the compensation of these dynamic torques. One involves the use of internal models to centrally compute predicted interaction torques and their explicit compensation through anticipatory adjustment of descending motor commands. The alternative, based on the equilibrium-point hypothesis, claims that descending signals can be simple and related to the desired movement kinematics only, while spinal feedback mechanisms are responsible for the appropriate creation and coordination of dynamic muscle forces. Partial supporting evidence exists in each case. However, until now no model has explicitly shown, in the case of the second hypothesis, whether peripheral feedback is really sufficient on its own for coordinating the motion of several joints while at the same time accommodating intersegmental interaction torques. Here we propose a minimal computational model to examine this question. Using a biomechanics simulation of a two-joint arm controlled by spinal neural circuitry, we show for the first time that it is indeed possible for the neuromusculoskeletal system to transform simple descending control signals into muscle activation patterns that accommodate interaction forces depending on their direction and magnitude. This is achieved without the aid of any central predictive signal. Even though the model makes various simplifications and abstractions compared to the complexities involved in the control of human arm movements, the finding lends plausibility to the hypothesis that some multijoint movements can in principle be controlled even in the absence of internal models of intersegmental dynamics or learned compensatory motor signals.

  12. Spinal circuits can accommodate interaction torques during multijoint limb movements

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    Thomas eBuhrmann

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The dynamic interaction of limb segments during movements that involve multiple joints creates torques in one joint due to motion about another. Evidence shows that such interaction torques are taken into account during the planning or control of movement in humans. Two alternative hypotheses could explain the compensation of these dynamic torques. One involves the use of internal models to centrally compute predicted interaction torques and their explicit compensation through anticipatory adjustment of descending motor commands. The alternative, based on the equilibrium-point hypothesis, claims that descending signals can be simple and related to the desired movement kinematics only, while spinal feedback mechanisms are responsible for the appropriate creation and coordination of dynamic muscle forces. Partial supporting evidence exists in each case. However, until now no model has explicitly shown, in the case of the second hypothesis, whether peripheral feedback is really sufficient on its own for coordinating the motion of several joints while at the same time accommodating intersegmental interaction torques. Here we propose a minimal computational model to examine this question. Using a biomechanics simulation of a two-joint arm controlled by spinal neural circuitry, we show for the first time that it is indeed possible for the neuromusculoskeletal system to transform simple descending control signals into muscle activation patterns that accommodate interaction forces depending on their direction and magnitude. This is achieved without the aid of any central predictive signal. Even though the model makes various simplifications and abstractions compared to the complexities involved in the control of human arm movements, the finding lends plausibility to the hypothesis that some multijoint movements can in principle be controlled even in the absence of internal models of intersegmental dynamics or learned compensatory motor signals.

  13. Spin Orbit Interaction Engineering for beyond Spin Transfer Torque memory

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    Wang, Kang L.

    Spin transfer torque memory uses electron current to transfer the spin torque of electrons to switch a magnetic free layer. This talk will address an alternative approach to energy efficient non-volatile spintronics through engineering of spin orbit interaction (SOC) and the use of spin orbit torque (SOT) by the use of electric field to improve further the energy efficiency of switching. I will first discuss the engineering of interface SOC, which results in the electric field control of magnetic moment or magneto-electric (ME) effect. Magnetic memory bits based on this ME effect, referred to as magnetoelectric RAM (MeRAM), is shown to have orders of magnitude lower energy dissipation compared with spin transfer torque memory (STTRAM). Likewise, interests in spin Hall as a result of SOC have led to many advances. Recent demonstrations of magnetization switching induced by in-plane current in heavy metal/ferromagnetic heterostructures have been shown to arise from the large SOC. The large SOC is also shown to give rise to the large SOT. Due to the presence of an intrinsic extraordinarily strong SOC and spin-momentum lock, topological insulators (TIs) are expected to be promising candidates for exploring spin-orbit torque (SOT)-related physics. In particular, we will show the magnetization switching in a chromium-doped magnetic TI bilayer heterostructure by charge current. A giant SOT of more than three orders of magnitude larger than those reported in heavy metals is also obtained. This large SOT is shown to come from the spin-momentum locked surface states of TI, which may further lead to innovative low power applications. I will also describe other related physics of SOC at the interface of anti-ferromagnetism/ferromagnetic structure and show the control exchange bias by electric field for high speed memory switching. The work was in part supported by ERFC-SHINES, NSF, ARO, TANMS, and FAME.

  14. PREFACE: The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2012

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    2014-12-01

    The European Academy of Wind Energy (eawe) was pleased to announce its 4th scientific conference The Science of Making Torque from Wind. Predecessors have successfully been arranged in Delft, The Netherlands (2004), Lyngby, Denmark (2007) and Heraklion, Greece (2010). During the years the Torque Conference has established itself as Europe's leading scientific wind energy conference. The 2012 edition had been organized in the same tradition. More than 300 experts from academia and industry discussed the latest results and developments in fundamental and applied wind energy research, making this Science of Making Torque from Wind conference the largest one to that date. The seven keynote lectures provided the delegates with a unique overview on the state-of-the-art of science and technology. In over twenty sessions the participants discussed the most recent results in wind energy research. From numerical models to sophisticated experiments, from flow optimizations to structural designs, the numerous presentations covered a huge spectrum of ongoing scientific activities. The proceedings of the Torque 2012 combine the 110 papers that have passed the review process. We would like to thank all those who have been involved in organizing the conference and putting together these proceedings, including keynote speakers, session chairs and the enormous amount of reviewers involved. We are especially grateful to Gijs van Kuik for his untiring support. We also deeply appreciate the logistical support and technical services of the University of Oldenburg and the financial support of the State of Lower Saxony. At IOP we would like to thank Anete Ashton for her continuous encouraging support. We are looking forward to all future Torque Conferences, offering an excellent platform for the exchange of the latest and greatest scientific developments in the field of wind energy. Oldenburg, Germany, October 2014 Elke Seidel, Detlev Heinemann, Martin Kühn, Joachim Peinke and Stephan

  15. 42 CFR 84.146 - Method of measuring the power and torque required to operate blowers.

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    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Method of measuring the power and torque required... RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICES Supplied-Air Respirators § 84.146 Method of measuring the power and torque.... These are used to facilitate timing. To determine the torque or horsepower required to operate the...

  16. AUTOMOTIVE DIESEL MAINTENANCE 2. UNIT V, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS--TORQUE CONVERTER.

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    THIS MODULE OF A 25-MODULE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF TORQUE CONVERTERS USED ON DIESEL POWERED VEHICLES. TOPICS ARE (1) FLUID COUPLINGS (LOCATION AND PURPOSE), (2) PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION, (3) TORQUE CONVERRS, (4) TORQMATIC CONVERTER, (5) THREE STAGE, THREE ELEMENT TORQUE CONVERTER, AND (6)…

  17. The overuse of the implant motor: effect on the output torque in overloading condition.

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    Lee, Du-Hyeong; Cho, Sung-Am; Lee, Cheong-Hee; Lee, Kyu-Bok

    2015-06-01

    The overloading of the motor affects its performance. The output torque of the implant motor under overloading condition has not been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and the tendency of the output torque when an implant motor is consecutively used. Three implant motors were evaluated: SurgicXT/X-SG20L (NSK), INTRAsurg300/CL3-09 (KaVo), and XIP10/CRB26LX (Saeshin). The output torque was measured using an electronic torque gauge fixed with jigs. For the 40 and 50 Ncm torque settings, 300 measurements were taken at 30 rpm. Repeated measures of analysis of variance (ANOVA) and one-way ANOVA were used to compare the torque values within each group and between the groups. As repeating measures, the output torque values decreased gradually compared with the baseline. In within-group analysis, the different torque value from the first measurement appeared earliest in NSK motor, followed in order by Saeshin and KaVo motors. NSK motor showed a different torque decrease between 40 and 50 Ncm settings (p torque at the 6, 8, 9, and 10 repeat counts (p torque decreases when the surgical motor is continuously used. The NSK motor showed more significant decreases in torque than KaVo and Saeshin motors in overloading condition. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. 76 FR 44245 - Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Limit Engine Torque Loads for Sudden Engine...

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    ... Conditions No. 25-441-SC] Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; Limit Engine Torque Loads for... for transport category airplanes. These design features include engine size and the potential torque... engine mounts and the supporting structures must be designed to withstand a ``limit engine torque load...

  19. Deliberate utilization of interaction torques brakes elbow extension in a fast throwing motion.

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    Hore, Jon; Debicki, Derek B; Gribble, Paul L; Watts, Sherry

    2011-05-01

    We tested the hypothesis that in fast arm movements the CNS deliberately utilizes interaction torques to decelerate (brake) joint rotations. Twelve subjects performed fast 2-D overarm throws in which large elbow extension velocities occurred. Joint motions were computed from recordings made with search coils; joint torques were calculated using inverse dynamics. After ball release, a large follow-through shoulder extension acceleration occurred that was initiated by shoulder extensor muscle torque. This shoulder acceleration produced a flexor interaction torque at the elbow that initiated elbow deceleration (braking). An instantaneous mechanical interaction of passive torques then occurred between elbow and shoulder, i.e., elbow extension deceleration produced a large shoulder extensor interaction torque that contributed to the shoulder extension acceleration which, simultaneously, produced a large elbow flexor interaction torque that contributed to elbow extension deceleration, and so on. Late elbow flexor muscle torque also contributed to elbow deceleration. The interaction of passive torques between shoulder and elbow was braked by shoulder flexor muscle torque. In this mechanism, shoulder musculature contributed to braking elbow extension in two ways: shoulder extensors initiated the mechanical interaction of passive torques between shoulder and elbow and shoulder flexors dissipated kinetic energy from elbow braking. It is concluded that, in fast 2-D throws, the CNS deliberately utilizes powerful interaction torques between shoulder and elbow to brake motion at the elbow.

  20. Torque Analysis With Saturation Effects for Non-Salient Single-Phase Permanent-Magnet Machines

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    Lu, Kaiyuan; Ritchie, Ewen

    2011-01-01

    The effects of saturation on torque production for non-salient, single-phase, permanent-magnet machines are studied in this paper. An analytical torque equation is proposed to predict the instantaneous torque with saturation effects. Compared to the existing methods, it is computationally faster......-element results, and experimental results obtained on a prototype single-phase permanent-magnet machine....

  1. Torque expression of 0.018 and 0.022 inch conventional brackets

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    Sifakakis, I.; Pandis, N.; Makou, M.; Eliades, T.; Katsaros, C.; Bourauel, C.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the effect of the moments generated with low- and high-torque brackets. Four different bracket prescription-slot combinations of the same bracket type (Mini Diamond(R) Twin) were evaluated: high-torque 0.018 and 0.022 inch and low-torque 0.018 and 0.022 inch.

  2. Biomechanical evaluation of macro and micro designed screw-type implants: an insertion torque and removal torque study in rabbits.

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    Chowdhary, Ramesh; Jimbo, Ryo; Thomsen, Christian; Carlsson, Lennart; Wennerberg, Ann

    2013-03-01

    To investigate the combined effect of macro and pitch shortened threads on primary and secondary stability during healing, but before dynamic loading. Two sets of turned implants with different macro geometry were prepared. The test group possessed pitch shortened threads in between the large threads and the control group did not have thread alterations. The two implant groups were placed in both femur and tibiae of 10 lop-eared rabbits, and at the time of implant insertion, insertion torques were recorded. After 4 weeks, all implants were subjected to removal torque tests. The insertion torque values for the control and test groups for the tibia were 15.7 and 20.6 Ncm, respectively, and for the femur, 11.8, and 12.8 Ncm respectively. The removal torque values for the control and test groups in the tibia were 7.9 and 9.1 Ncm, respectively, and for the femur, 7.9 and 7.7 Ncm respectively. There was no statistically significant difference between the control and test groups. Under limited dynamic load, the addition of pitch shortened threads did not significantly improve either the primary or the secondary stability of the implants in bone. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

  3. Modified Direct Torque Control of Three-Phase Induction Motor Drives with Low Ripple in Flux and Torque

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    Vinay KUMAR

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes an algorithm for direct flux and torque controlled three phase induction motor drive systems. This method is based on control of slip speed and decoupled between amplitude and angle of reference stator flux for determining required stator voltage vector. In this proposes model, integrator unit is not required to generate the reference stator flux angle for calculating required stator voltage vector, hence it eliminates the initial values problems in real time. Within the given sampling time, flux as well as torque errors are controlled by stator voltage vector which is evaluated from reference stator flux. The direct torque control is achieved by reference stator flux angle which is generates from instantaneous slip speed angular frequency and stator flux angular frequency. The amplitude of the reference stator flux is kept constant at rated value. This technique gives better performance in three-phase induction motor than conventional technique. Simulation results for 3hp induction motor drive, for both proposed and conventional techniques, are presented and compared. From the results it is found that the stator current, flux linkage and torque ripples are decreased with proposed technique.

  4. Comparação entre desempenhos de corrida time trial realizados em pista e esteira

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    Cecília Segabinazi Peserico

    2014-05-01

    Poucos estudos verificaram a influência do ambiente de teste (campo e laboratório sobre o ritmo de corrida e variáveis fisiológicas obtidas durante o desempenho em corrida de endurance. Portanto, o objetivo deste estudo foi comparar o comportamento da velocidade média (VM, ritmo de corrida, frequência cardíaca (FC e percepção subjetiva de esforço (PSE obtidas durante os desempenhos de corrida em provas time trial de uma hora realizados em pista de atletismo e em esteira. Dezoito homens corredores recreacionais (25,4 ± 3,3 anos realizaram duas performances de uma hora de corrida: uma em esteira e outra em pista de atletismo de 400 m. A PSE e a FC foram registradas a cada 10 minutos, e a VM a cada 15 minutos para a determinação do ritmo de corrida. As variáveis relacionadas aos desempenhos foram comparadas pelo teste t de Student para amostras pareadas. Os valores de VM, FC e PSE obtidos durante diferentes momentos das provas foram comparados pela Anova de dois fatores para medidas repetidas seguido do post hoc de Bonferroni. Para todas as análises, foi adotado nível de significância de P< 0,05. A VM da prova realizada em pista (12,2 ± 0,8 km·h-1 foi superior à prova em esteira (11,8 ± 0,8 km·h-1. Além disso, foram encontradas diferenças entre os dois desempenhos para os valores de frequência cardíaca média e máxima, e para o ritmo de corrida. A partir dessas diferenças, conclui-se que os desempenhos foram influenciados pelo ambiente onde as provas de uma hora foram realizadas.

  5. Influência do consumo alimentar e uso de suplementos no desempenho de paratletas brasileiros

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    Renata Rangel Barboza

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    Full Text Available RESUMOIntrodução:Atletas de halterofilismo buscam aumentar sua força em relação ao peso corporal utilizando treinamento resistido e a nutrição como ferramentas para melhorar o desempenho. Apesar dos benefícios proporcionados por um adequado planejamento alimentar, muitos atletas utilizam estratégias inadequadas, manifestadas pela piora na composição corporal e no desempenho esportivo.Objetivo:Analisar o consumo energético e proteico e o uso de suplementos alimentares de paratletas a fim de avaliar a influência da estratégia dietética no desempenho.Métodos:Foram coletados dados pessoais, medidas antropométricas, informações referentes ao comportamento alimentar e da competição de 24 paratletas halterofilistas do sexo masculino.Resultados:A quantidade de calorias e as porções de macronutrientes consumidas pela alimentação foram em média 2.235,8 ± 694,92 kcal, 27 ± 11,55% proteínas, 46 ± 8,17% carboidratos e 27 ± 8,57% lipídeos. Dos atletas estudados, 87,5% relataram utilizar suplementos alimentares. Os atletas com maior índice de massa corporal (IMC apresentaram menor ingestão energética e proteica relativa, maior somatório de dobras cutâneas e desempenho similar a dos demais estudados.Conclusão:A estratégia utilizada pelos atletas de maior massa corporal não propiciou melhoria direta no desempenho e influen-ciou negativamente na composição corporal. Este fato deve-se provavelmente à falta de adequação entre dieta e suplementação.

  6. Memoria sobre el papel de Liouville en la historia de las funciones elípticas

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    Leonardo Solanilla Chavarro

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo recoge las principales conclusiones de una investigación sobre las contribuciones de J. Liouville a la teoría contemporánea de las funciones elípticas. Cubre la mayor parte de los resultados de una colaboración entre el grupo SUMMA del Departamento de Ciencias Básicas de la Universidad de Medellín y el grupo Mat del Departamento de Matemáticas y Estadística de la Universidad del Tolima. El proyecto ha sido financiado parcialmente por la Vicerrectoría de Investigaciones de la Universidad de Medellín y la Facultad de Ciencias de la Universidad del Tolima. Comienza con una descripción de la circunstancia histórica de Liouville, luego de la emergencia del concepto moderno de función elíptica en los trabajos de Abel y Jacobi. Después se discuten ciertos pormenores de las Leçons impartidas por el célebre matemático francés en el año de 1847. Ellos cubren el teorema que hemos llamado de Liouville-Borchardt, las proposiciones fundamentales sobre el número de ceros de las funciones meromorfas doblemente periódicas y los resultados sobre la relación entre los ceros y los polos. Al final, se esbozan importantes conclusiones sobre el legado de Liouville a la teoría de las funciones elípticas de hoy.

  7. Funciones de la responsabilidad civil: cambio de paradigmas en el sistema de Derecho Privado argentino

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    Sandra Natalia Umansky

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo tiene por finalidad comentar la transformación operada en el sistema del Derecho Privado patrimonial argentino; a través de la inclusión de una variedad de funciones de la responsabilidad civil; tradicionalmente pergeñada en el Código de Vélez como compensatoria. Se ha propuesto; asimismo; analizar la evolución de estas funciones desde la incorporación de algunos institutos provenientes de distintos microsistemas del Derecho Civil; como el Derecho Ambiental y el de Consumo; para estudiar el proceso de modificación de la legislación privada argentina desde el Anteproyecto de 2012 hasta su regulación actual el Código Civil y Comercial de la Nación -en adelante CCCN-; en aras de explicitar la configuración actual del sistema de responsabilidad civil vigente. Para ello se ha realizado una investigación de abordaje cualitativo; con técnicas descriptivas y bibliográficas; caracterizada como pura; si se analizan sus objetivos extrínsecos; y longitudinal en cuanto a su temporalización. Como conclusión principal podemos derivar que la responsabilidad en el Derecho privado patrimonial argentino asume una pluralidad de funciones; centralmente preventiva y resarcitoria; y periféricamente precautoria y punitiva; debiendo el intérprete realizar un adecuado diálogo de fuentes para la articulación del sistema a fin de mantener la plena vigencia de esta polifuncionalidad.

  8. A Terapia por contensão induzida no desempenho ocupacional de crianças com paralisia cerebral / Intervention by contraint- induced movement therapy on the occupational performance of children with cerebral palsy

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    Cassandra da Silva Fonseca

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available A paralisia cerebral (PC constitui um quadro clínico importante que pode acometer crianças, causando déficits de movimento, controle postural, prejuízos sensoriais e cognitivos, com isso, faz-se necessário estimular as habilidades da criança para que alcance um desempenho efetivo em todas as áreas de ocupação. O objetivo deste trabalho foi realizar terapia por contensão induzida que consiste na imobilização do membro superior não afetado com um treino intensivo da extremidade afetada, em crianças com PC hemiplégica. Trata-se de um estudo quase experimental, do tipo antes e depois, não cego e não randomizado. Utilizou-se a Teenager Motor Activity Log- TMAL, a Pediatric Arm Function Test- PAFT e a Inventory of New Motor Activities Program- INMAP para analisar o desempenho funcional dos participantes antes e após o tratamento. A amostra do estudo foi composta por 2 crianças com PC Hemiplégica. A avaliação TMAL identificou melhora na freqüência e qualidade dos movimentos realizados com o membro afetado nas duas intervenções. Da mesma forma a avaliação PAFT demonstrou um aumento na realização de tarefas unilaterais e bilaterais com o membro afetado, sem necessitar de comandos. A INMAP apresentou melhora principalmente nos padrões de alcance, pinça eficiente e preensão. Os resultados demonstram que após a intervenção, houve um aumento significativo no desempenho funcional de atividades motoras das crianças. Neste sentido, acredita-se que intervenções como esta permitem uma reabilitação para aquisição de maior autonomia e independência em atividades cotidianas. AbstractCerebral palsy (CP forms an important clinical picture that may affect children by causing them movement and postural control deficits, sensory and cognitive damages. Therefore, it is necessary to stimulate children’s skills so that they can achieve an effective performance in all occupational areas. The aim of this work is to carry out a

  9. Torque Generation of Enterococcus hirae V-ATPase*

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    Ueno, Hiroshi; Minagawa, Yoshihiro; Hara, Mayu; Rahman, Suhaila; Yamato, Ichiro; Muneyuki, Eiro; Noji, Hiroyuki; Murata, Takeshi; Iino, Ryota

    2014-01-01

    V-ATPase (VoV1) converts the chemical free energy of ATP into an ion-motive force across the cell membrane via mechanical rotation. This energy conversion requires proper interactions between the rotor and stator in VoV1 for tight coupling among chemical reaction, torque generation, and ion transport. We developed an Escherichia coli expression system for Enterococcus hirae VoV1 (EhVoV1) and established a single-molecule rotation assay to measure the torque generated. Recombinant and native EhVoV1 exhibited almost identical dependence of ATP hydrolysis activity on sodium ion and ATP concentrations, indicating their functional equivalence. In a single-molecule rotation assay with a low load probe at high ATP concentration, EhVoV1 only showed the “clear” state without apparent backward steps, whereas EhV1 showed two states, “clear” and “unclear.” Furthermore, EhVoV1 showed slower rotation than EhV1 without the three distinct pauses separated by 120° that were observed in EhV1. When using a large probe, EhVoV1 showed faster rotation than EhV1, and the torque of EhVoV1 estimated from the continuous rotation was nearly double that of EhV1. On the other hand, stepping torque of EhV1 in the clear state was comparable with that of EhVoV1. These results indicate that rotor-stator interactions of the Vo moiety and/or sodium ion transport limit the rotation driven by the V1 moiety, and the rotor-stator interactions in EhVoV1 are stabilized by two peripheral stalks to generate a larger torque than that of isolated EhV1. However, the torque value was substantially lower than that of other rotary ATPases, implying the low energy conversion efficiency of EhVoV1. PMID:25258315

  10. Riscos de cont?gio em tuberculose entre funcion?rios em um hospital universit?rio no munic?pio de Niter?i - Rio de Janeiro

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    Couto, Ingrid Ramos Reis

    2012-01-01

    Problema: O aparecimento de casos de adoecimentos por tuberculose entre os funcion?rios do HUAP. Objetivos: Analisar os fatores de risco para tuberculose e o perfil epidemiol?gico dos funcion?rios do HUAP/UFF com resultado da prova tubercul?nica ? 10 mm no per?odo de 2007 a junho de 2011; - Investigar os casos de adoecimento por tuberculose em funcion?rios do HUAP/UFF no per?odo de janeiro de 2004 a julho de 2011; - Identificar a poss?vel associa??o entre o perfil epidemiol?gico dos funcion?r...

  11. Magnetic torque transferring study for bulk High-Tc superconductors and permanent magnets

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    Wongsatanawarid, A; Suzuki, A; Seki, H; Murakami, M

    2009-01-01

    The torque transferring mechanism taking place in a superconducting mixer design has been studied. Several coupling magnetic arrangements were investigated for more details in the engineering design. A bulk superconductor sample was used to study the torque forces for various cooling gaps, and the twist angle dependence was also monitored for the rotational stiffness in stability. The experimental data with four permanent magnet configurations have been studied in the present work. The maximum torque forces are summarized for usage of engineering design with various gaps. The torque/gap characteristics for four configurations were also measured for the optimisation of the torque at a designed operating gap.

  12. Role of external torque in the formation of ion thermal internal transport barriers

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    Jhang, Hogun; Kim, S. S.; Diamond, P. H.

    2012-04-01

    We present an analytic study of the impact of external torque on the formation of ion internal transport barriers (ITBs). A simple analytic relation representing the effect of low external torque on transport bifurcations is derived based on a two field transport model of pressure and toroidal momentum density. It is found that the application of an external torque can either facilitate or hamper bifurcation in heat flux driven plasmas depending on its sign relative to the direction of intrinsic torque. The ratio between radially integrated momentum (i.e., external torque) density to power input is shown to be a key macroscopic control parameter governing the characteristics of bifurcation.

  13. Funciones de enfermería en la unidad quirúrgica de nefrología

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    Yanela Díaz Oquendo

    Full Text Available Los cuidados que se desarrollan en la unidad quirúrgica de Nefrología requieren de un personal de enfermería con capacidad para responder a las diferentes funciones de acuerdo al nivel profesional alcanzado y a las necesidades que requieren los pacientes con afecciones renales. Objetivos: Definir las funciones de enfermería en la unidad quirúrgica por niveles de formación. Material y métodos: Se realizó una investigación de desarrollo tecnológico en el Instituto de Nefrología y Hospital Hermanos Armejeiras en el período 2010-2012. Se utilizó la metodología DEFUN (delimitación de funciones y como técnicas cualitativas se usaron la revisión documental y la consulta a expertos. El universo se conformó de 24 profesionales entre enfermeros técnicos, licenciados y médicos de la especialidad; 11 profesionales conformaron el comité de expertos con los cuales se realizó un taller para la identificación y propuesta preliminar de las funciones. Se aplicó el método Delphi para la validación y propuesta de las funciones a 13 profesionales que formaron parte del panel de expertos. Resultados: La propuesta de las funciones se realizó sobre la base de las ya descritas para el licenciado y técnico en enfermería contenidas en la Resolución Ministerial 396/07, obteniéndose de 19 funciones propuestas para el licenciado en enfermería se aceptaron 17 y para el técnico en enfermería de 15 propuestas fueron aceptadas 14 funciones. Conclusiones: Quedan definas las funciones de enfermería por niveles de formación lo cual amplia el perfil de desempeño en correspondencia con el desarrollo alcanzado por la especialidad en el país.

  14. Razonamiento covariacional en el estudio de funciones cuadráticas

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    2012-01-01

    En este artículo se usa el marco conceptual de Carlson et al. (2003) para discutir los resultados de un estudio de caso, el cual describe la forma como un estudiante razona covariacionalmente al enfrentarse a situaciones de variación asociadas a funciones cuadráticas. El estudio se ideó para desarrollar una línea convergente de indagación (Yin, 2009), la cual se centró en las descripciones que el estudiante realizaba a medida que abordaba las situaciones diseñadas para el estudio; dichas ...

  15. Valoración funcional del adulto mayor relacionado con el abandono familiar.

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    Jenny Fernanda Villarroel Vargas; Vicente Hernán Cárdenas Naranjo; Josefa Margarita Miranda Vázquez

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    Introducción: Se estima que entre el 2000 al 2050 la población mundial envejecida ascenderá del 11% al 22 %, con ello el incremento de las diversas enfermedades o trastornos propios de la edad. Objetivo: Establecer la relación entre capacidad funcional del adulto mayor con el abandono familiar en el barrio La Calera Centro, Latacunga, 2015-2016. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional descriptivo de corte trasversal, donde previo consentimiento informado participaron 70 adultos m...

  16. Modelo Funcional de un Gestor de Herramientas de Mecanizado Functional Model of Cutting Tool Management

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    Amparo Meseguer; Francisco González

    2006-01-01

    En este trabajo se propone un modelo funcional para un gestor de herramientas de mecanizado, integrado con la Planificación de Procesos Asistida por Ordenador (CAPP) y la programación de la producción. El modelo propuesto está basado en la capacidad de CAPP para generar alternativas de herramientas en las operaciones de mecanizado. El gestor resuelve las interferencias entre las herramientas, de forma que cada operación dispone de un conjunto de alternativas de herramientas compatibles con la...

  17. Una propuesta para introducir el pensamiento funcional y el concepto de función real

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    Carlos Armando Cuevas Vallejo; Miguel Delgado Pineda; Magally Martínez Reyes

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    El artículo identifica factores importantes en el fracaso de los estudiantes en el primer curso de cálculo diferencial, donde el factor principal fue la carencia del concepto de función. La investigación tuvo como objetivo incorporar al inicio del curso de cálculo un reforzamiento del pensamiento matemático básico, al incluir el pensamiento funcional. Para validar el modelo se aplicaron a una muestra de 45 estudiantes, actividades didácticas que promovieron el pensamiento matemático; resultad...

  18. Trastorno obsesivo compulsivo: aportaciones desde la personalidad y la neuroimagen funcional

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    Pena Garijo, Josep Andreu

    2010-01-01

    Introducción: El término obsesivo se ha empleado indistintamente para referirse tanto a síntomas como a rasgos de personalidad. Los modelos dimensionales de Personalidad sugieren la relación entre ésta y las diferentes dimensiones sintomáticas encontradas en el Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo (TOC). Por otro lado, los estudios de Neuroimagen funcional demuestran la implicación del circuito córtico-estriado-talámico y de la inhibición de respuesta en la etiopatogenia de este trastorno. Objetivo:...

  19. Neuro-spect: Imaginología funcional en psiqyuiatría

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    Ismael Mena, G.

    2013-01-01

    Durante los últimos años la imagenología funcional presentada por Neuro-Spect se ha ido incorporando progresivamente al diagnóstico diferencial de la patología psiquiátrica especialmente trastorno del ánimo, psicosis, esquizofrenia, trastornos cognitivos como enfermedad de Alzheimer´s, el trastorno obsesivo compulsivo, el déficit atencional y sobretodo los efectos cerebrales de neurotóxicos. En este trabajo publicaremos y comentaremos inicialmente los hallazgos en infarto cerebral hiper-agudo...

  20. Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional feminista: possibilidades de um encontro

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    fideles, marcela nayara duarte; Vandenberghe, Luc

    2015-01-01

    O presente estudo reflete sobre o encontro dos posicionamentos da Terapia Feminista (TF) e da Psicoterapia Analítica Funcional (Functional Analytic Psychotherapy – FAP) na clínica. Um estudo de literatura foi feito para comparar seus estilos clínicos. Sua compatibilidade destacou-se quanto ao manejo da relação terapêutica, à inclusão de elementos sociais e culturais, à ênfase sobre a aquisição de habilidades para modificar o ambiente, ao fato de o terapeuta e o cliente assumirem seus valores ...

  1. Mínimos cuadrados generalizados para funciones vectoriales en la Geofísica Espacial

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    Jorge Lemagne Pérez

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Se expone una aplicación del ajuste de datos mediante mínimos cuadrados generalizados para funciones vectoriales, a la modelación de los parámetros de la Geofísica Espacial f0F2 y Dst, con el objetivo de pronosticar los mismos. Se emplean un modelo con retardo y dos algoritmos que fueron creados, uno para el ajuste y el otro para estimar la matriz de covarianzas, ambos implementados en MATLAB Versión 7.3.

  2. Mínimos cuadrados generalizados para funciones vectoriales en la Geofísica Espacial

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    Jorge Lemagne Pérez; Alexander Calzadilla Méndez

    2012-01-01

    Se expone una aplicación del ajuste de datos mediante mínimos cuadrados generalizados para funciones vectoriales, a la modelación de los parámetros de la Geofísica Espacial f0F2 y Dst, con el objetivo de pronosticar los mismos. Se emplean un modelo con retardo y dos algoritmos que fueron creados, uno para el ajuste y el otro para estimar la matriz de covarianzas, ambos implementados en MATLAB Versión 7.3.

  3. Modelo computacional del circuito motor basado en estudios de Resonancia Magnética Nuclear funcional

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    Karla Batista García-Ramó; Rafael Rodríguez-Rojas; Maylén Carballo-Barreda

    2012-01-01

    Los ganglios basales constituyen una compleja red de núcleos subcorticales implicados en el control motor,en la integración sensorimotora y en los procesos cognitivos. Su funcionamiento e interacción con el resto de las estructurascerebrales permanecen como una gran polémica. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo modelar la interacción del circuito formado por los ganglios basales, el tálamo y la corteza para la selección de un programa motor, sobre la base del patrón de conectividad funcional ob...

  4. Batería luria inicial y desarrollo de las funciones psicológicas superiores

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    Yaser Ramírez Benítez

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available La batería neuropsicológica Luria Inicial es un instrumento válido para evaluar y seguir el desarrollo de las funciones psicológicas superiores en la edad preescolar. El modelo neuropsicológico de Luria ofrece la posibilidad para conocer las funciones superiores del niño. Metodología: La investigación pretende determinar la utilidad clínica del instrumento Luria Inicial en la población cubana preescolar con alteraciones del neurodesarrollo. El objetivo se cumplió con la revisión de los trabajos científicos publicados en la fecha 2006-2013 en bases de datos electrónica (Scielo, EBSCO host, LILACS, Medigraphic. Resultados: El instrumento tiene una efectiva utilidad clínica para conocer el perfil neuropsicológico del niño preescolar con alteraciones del neurodesarrollo. Los resultados en varias poblaciones (TDAH, bajo peso al nacer, desórdenes metabólicos informan que el acto motor con intencionalidad, la inhibición conductual y la organización espacial son habilidades diana a cualquier evento que interrumpan el neurodesarrollo. La adquisición de la función reguladora del habla predice las condiciones preacadémicas del niño en conjunto con el estado real de las funciones superiores. La utilidad clínica del instrumento está en la posibilidad de describir-explicar el estado real de las funciones superiores y su potencial: el niño puede ejecutar e imitar movimientos, dibujar, reconocer los colores y hablar (estado real, pero si no organiza esas ejecuciones a través de la función reguladora del habla (estado potencial estará sujeto a errores y a no aprender por orientaciones del adulto en la etapa escolar. La línea de pensamiento que ofrece Luria para estudiar a los niños es válida y confiable para diagnosticar y rehabilitar las secuelas del sistema nervioso en desarrollo.

  5. Medidas directas e indirectas de las funciones ejecutivas en niños con trastorno de espectro autista

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    María Fernanda Pérez Pichardo

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: los niños con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA tienen dificultades en las funciones ejecutivas (FE pero se han sugerido discrepancias entre las medidas directas e indirectas.   OBJETIVO: conocer si existen diferencias en las funciones ejecutivas mediante medidas directas e indirectas entre niños con y sin TEA.   MÉTODO: se incluyeron 14 varones entre primero y tercero de primaria, 50% con diagnóstico de TEA y 50% con desarrollo neurotípico, seleccionados por emparejamiento en edad y grado escolar. El promedio de edad de la muestra fue de 7.43 (DE 0.98 años. Se aplicaron las pruebas de Evaluación neuropsicológica de funciones ejecutivas en niños (ENFEN y el Inventario de clasificación comportamental de las funciones ejecutivas (BRIEF.   RESULTADOS: se encontraron diferencias significativas en las medidas de las FE indirectas, pero no en las directas, entre los grupos (p < 0.05. Así mismo, las correlaciones entre las medidas directas e indirectas fueron mayores en el grupo con TEA.   CONCLUSIONES: los niños con TEA son evaluados con más dificultades en las medidas indirectas de las funciones ejecutivas, pero obtienen puntuaciones similares a los niños con desarrollo neurotípico cuando son evaluados en condiciones estructuradas empleando medidas directas.

  6. Dietas vegetarianas e desempenho esportivo Vegetarian diets and sports performance

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    Lucas Guimarães Ferreira

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available As evidências atuais apontam benefícios da dieta vegetariana para a saúde humana. Contudo, a partir da adoção de práticas vegetarianas mais restritivas, confirmam-se os riscos à saúde. As dietas vegetarianas são caracterizadas pelo elevado consumo de carboidratos, fibras, magnésio, potássio, folato e antioxidantes, podendo apresentar deficiências em aminoácidos e ácidos graxos essenciais, cálcio, zinco, ferro e cobalamina. Pesquisas experimentais em humanos indicam que vegetarianos e não-vegetarianos apresentam capacidade aeróbica semelhante. Em relação ao desempenho em atividades de força e potência muscular, as pesquisas são escassas, mas as existentes não apontam diferenças significativas. Situações de risco cardiovascular têm sido confirmadas, devido ao provável quadro de hiperhomocisteinemia, em decorrência da baixa ingestão de cobalamina. As dietas vegetarianas são isentas de creatina, o que resulta em estoques musculares mais baixos nessa população. Possivelmente ocorrem alterações hormonais e metabólicas em resposta às dietas vegetarianas, como baixos níveis de testosterona e androstenediona. A função imune parece não ser prejudicada. Dessa forma, a prática de dietas vegetarianas apresenta-se compatível com a prática esportiva cotidiana, desde que bem planejada para evitar deficiências nutricionais.Current evidences show benefits of a vegetarian diet for human health. However, when a stricter vegetarian diet is adopted, health risks are confirmed. Vegetarian diets are characterized by a high intake of carbohydrates, fibers, magnesium, potassium, folate and antioxidants and may result in a low intake of amino acids, essential fatty acids, calcium, zinc, iron and cobalamin. Experimental human researches indicate that both vegetarians and non-vegetarians present similar aerobic capacity. Regarding muscular strength and power, researches are scarce but the existent ones do not report significant

  7. Avaliação do desempenho isocinético da musculatura extensora e flexora do joelho de atletas de futsal em membro dominante e não dominante

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    Aparecido Pimentel Ferreira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o desempenho isocinético da musculatura extensora e flexora do joelho em atletas de futsal nos membros DO e ND. METODOLOGIA: participaram 23 atletas, com idade de 27,1 ± 3,6 anos, massa corporal 72,7 ± 12,6kg e estatura 1,75 ± 6,7m. Realizou-se 6 repetições máximas nas velocidades de 60, 120, 180 e 300º.s-1, em ordem crescente no dinamômetro isocinético. Avaliou-se pico de torque (PT, PT normalizado (PTN, PT médio (PTM, potência média (PM, trabalho total da repetição máxima (TTRM e quantidade de trabalho total (QTT. RESULTADOS: no movimento de flexão, a PM 180º.s-1 foi 6,7% maior no membro DO (p < 0,05. No movimento de extensão, o ND superou o DO (p < 0,05, sendo: PT 60º.s-1 (+7,6%, PTN 60º.s-1 (+7,0%, TTRM 120º.s-1 (+6,0%, PM 60º.s-1 (+6,6% e 120º.s-1 (+5,2%, QTT 60º.s-1 (+6,9% e 120º.s-1 (+7,5% e PTM 60º.s-1 (+7,3% e 120º.s-1 (+5,2%. Exceto pela PM e TTRM, todas as variáveis apresentaram maior desempenho a 60º.s-1. CONCLUSÃO: apesar das diferenças entre DO e ND, essas diferenças não os predispõem à incidência de lesões.

  8. Compensation of an attitude disturbance torque caused by magnetic substances in LEO satellites

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    Inamori, Takaya; Wang, Jihe; Saisutjarit, Phongsatorn; Ohsaki, Hiroyuki

    This research considers an attitude disturbance torque caused by ferromagnetic substances in a LEO satellite. In most LEO satellite missions, a gravity gradient torque, solar pressure torque, aerodynamic torque, and magnetic dipole moment torque are considered for their attitude control systems, however, the effect of the ferromagnetic substances causing a disturbance torque in the geomagnetic field is not considered in previous satellite missions. The ferromagnetic substances such as iron cores of MTQs and a magnetic hysteresis damper for a passive attitude control system are used in various small satellites. These substances cause a disturbance torque which is almost the same magnitude of the dipole magnetic disturbance and the dominant disturbance in the worst cases. This research proposes a method to estimate and compensate for the effect of the ferromagnetic substances using an extended Kalman filter. From simulation results, the research concludes that the proposed method is useful and attractive for precise attitude control for LEO satellite missions.

  9. Four-bar linkage-based automatic tool changer: Dynamic modeling and torque optimization

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    Lee, Sangho; Seo, TaeWon [Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Jong-Won; Kim, Jongwon [Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-05-15

    An Automatic tool changer (ATC) is a device used in a tapping machine to reduce process time. This paper presents the optimization of a Peak torque reduction mechanism (PTRM) for an ATC. It is necessary to reduce the fatigue load and energy consumed, which is related to the peak torque. The PTRM uses a torsion spring to reduce the peak torque and was applied to a novel ATC mechanism, which was modeled using inverse dynamics. Optimization of the PTRM is required to minimize the peak torque. The design parameters are the initial angle and stiffness of the torsion spring, and the objective function is the peak torque of the input link. The torque was simulated, and the peak torque was decreased by 10 %. The energy consumed was reduced by the optimization.

  10. MUSCLE WEAKNESS, FATIGUE, AND TORQUE VARIABILITY: EFFECTS OF AGE AND MOBILITY STATUS

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    KENT-BRAUN, JANE A.; CALLAHAN, DAMIEN M.; FAY, JESSICA L.; FOULIS, STEPHEN A.; BUONACCORSI, JOHN P.

    2013-01-01

    Introduction Whereas deficits in muscle function, particularly power production, develop in old age and are risk factors for mobility impairment, a complete understanding of muscle fatigue during dynamic contractions is lacking. We tested hypotheses related to torque-producing capacity, fatigue resistance, and variability of torque production during repeated maximal contractions in healthy older, mobility-impaired older, and young women. Methods Knee extensor fatigue (decline in torque) was measured during 4 min of dynamic contractions. Torque variability was characterized using a novel 4-component logistic regression model. Results Young women produced more torque at baseline and during the protocol than older women (P torque variability differed by group (P = 0.022) and was greater in older impaired compared with young women (P = 0.010). Conclusions These results suggest that increased torque variability may combine with baseline muscle weakness to limit function, particularly in older adults with mobility impairments. PMID:23674266

  11. Four-bar linkage-based automatic tool changer: Dynamic modeling and torque optimization

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    Lee, Sangho; Seo, TaeWon; Kim, Jong-Won; Kim, Jongwon

    2017-01-01

    An Automatic tool changer (ATC) is a device used in a tapping machine to reduce process time. This paper presents the optimization of a Peak torque reduction mechanism (PTRM) for an ATC. It is necessary to reduce the fatigue load and energy consumed, which is related to the peak torque. The PTRM uses a torsion spring to reduce the peak torque and was applied to a novel ATC mechanism, which was modeled using inverse dynamics. Optimization of the PTRM is required to minimize the peak torque. The design parameters are the initial angle and stiffness of the torsion spring, and the objective function is the peak torque of the input link. The torque was simulated, and the peak torque was decreased by 10 %. The energy consumed was reduced by the optimization.

  12. Harmonic Analysis on Torque Ripple of Brushless DC Motor Based on Advanced Commutation Control

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    Yanpeng Ji

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the relationship between current, back electromotive force (back-EMF, and torque for permanent-magnet brushless DC (PM BLDC motors under advanced commutation control from the perspective of harmonics. Considering that the phase current is the influencing factor of both torque and torque ripple, this paper firstly analyzes the effects of advanced commutation on phase current and current harmonics. And then, based on the harmonics of the phase current and back-EMF, the torque harmonic expressions are deduced. The expressions reveal the relationship of harmonic order between the torque, phase current, and back-EMF and highlight the different contribution of individual torque harmonic to the total torque ripple. Finally, the proposed harmonic analysis method is verified by the experiments with different speed and load conditions.

  13. Torque Control of a Rehabilitation Teaching Robot Using Magneto-Rheological Fluid Clutches

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    Hakogi, Hokuto; Ohaba, Motoyoshi; Kuramochi, Naimu; Yano, Hidenori

    A new robot that makes use of MR-fluid clutches for simulating torque is proposed to provide an appropriate device for training physical therapy students in knee-joint rehabilitation. The feeling of torque provided by the robot is expected to correspond to the torque performance obtained by physical therapy experts in a clinical setting. The torque required for knee-joint rehabilitation, which is a function of the rotational angle and the rotational angular velocity of a knee movement, is modeled using a mechanical system composed of typical spring-mass-damper elements. The robot consists of two MR-fluid clutches, two induction motors, and a feedback control system. In the torque experiments, output torque is controlled using the spring and damper coefficients separately. The values of these coefficients are determined experimentally. The experimental results show that the robot would be suitable for training physical therapy students to experience similar torque feelings as needed in a clinical situation.

  14. A New Torque Control System of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

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    Evstratov Andrey

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available The article describes a new approach to control of permanent magnet synchronous motor drive based on the analysis of the electromechanical transformation. The proposed control system provides quick response and low ripple of the motor torque and flux. To synthesis this control system, the authors put the electromagnetic torque and the modulus of stator flux vector as controlled values and use the Lyapunov’s second method. In addition, the stator voltage constriction and ability of low-pass filtration are taken into account. The investigation of the proposed control system has carried out with the simulation and the experimental research which have confirmed that the proposed control system correspond to all above-mentioned control tasks and the permanent magnet synchronous motor controlled under this system may be recommended to use in robotics.

  15. Spin-Swapping Transport and Torques in Ultrathin Magnetic Bilayers

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    Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed; Manchon, Aurelien

    2016-01-01

    Planar spin transport in disordered ultrathin magnetic bilayers comprising a ferromagnet and a normal metal (typically used for spin pumping, spin Seebeck and spin-orbit torque experiments) is investigated theoretically. Using a tight-binding model that puts the extrinsic spin Hall effect and spin swapping on equal footing, we show that the nature of spin-orbit coupled transport dramatically depends on the ratio between the layer thickness d and the mean free path λ. While the spin Hall effect dominates in the diffusive limit (d≫λ), spin swapping dominates in the Knudsen regime (d≲λ). A remarkable consequence is that spin swapping induces a substantial fieldlike torque in the Knudsen regime.

  16. Friction torque in thrust ball bearings grease lubricated

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    Ianuş, G.; Dumitraşcu, A. C.; Cârlescu, V.; Olaru, D. N.

    2016-08-01

    The authors investigated experimentally and theoretically the friction torque in a modified thrust ball bearing having only 3 balls operating at low axial load and lubricated with NGLI-00 and NGLI-2 greases. The experiments were made by using spin-down methodology and the results were compared with the theoretical values based on Biboulet&Houpert's rolling friction equations. Also, the results were compared with the theoretical values obtained with SKF friction model adapted for 3 balls. A very good correlation between experiments and Biboulet_&_Houpert's predicted results was obtained for the two greases. Also was observed that the theoretical values for the friction torque calculated with SKF model adapted for a thrust ball bearing having only 3 balls are smaller that the experimental values.

  17. Torque Control of Underactuated Tendon-driven Robotic Fingers

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    Abdallah, Muhammad E. (Inventor); Ihrke, Chris A. (Inventor); Reiland, Matthew J. (Inventor); Wampler, Charles W. (Inventor); Diftler, Myron A. (Inventor); Platt, Robert (Inventor); Bridgwater, Lyndon (Inventor)

    2013-01-01

    A robotic system includes a robot having a total number of degrees of freedom (DOF) equal to at least n, an underactuated tendon-driven finger driven by n tendons and n DOF, the finger having at least two joints, being characterized by an asymmetrical joint radius in one embodiment. A controller is in communication with the robot, and controls actuation of the tendon-driven finger using force control. Operating the finger with force control on the tendons, rather than position control, eliminates the unconstrained slack-space that would have otherwise existed. The controller may utilize the asymmetrical joint radii to independently command joint torques. A method of controlling the finger includes commanding either independent or parameterized joint torques to the controller to actuate the fingers via force control on the tendons.

  18. Spin Hall and spin swapping torques in diffusive ferromagnets

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    Pauyac, C. O.

    2017-12-08

    A complete set of the generalized drift-diffusion equations for a coupled charge and spin dynamics in ferromagnets in the presence of extrinsic spin-orbit coupling is derived from the quantum kinetic approach, covering major transport phenomena, such as the spin and anomalous Hall effects, spin swapping, spin precession and relaxation processes. We argue that the spin swapping effect in ferromagnets is enhanced due to spin polarization, while the overall spin texture induced by the interplay of spin-orbital and spin precessional effects displays a complex spatial dependence that can be exploited to generate torques and nucleate/propagate domain walls in centrosymmetric geometries without use of external polarizers, as opposed to the conventional understanding of spin-orbit mediated torques.

  19. Spin-Swapping Transport and Torques in Ultrathin Magnetic Bilayers

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    Saidaoui, Hamed Ben Mohamed

    2016-07-12

    Planar spin transport in disordered ultrathin magnetic bilayers comprising a ferromagnet and a normal metal (typically used for spin pumping, spin Seebeck and spin-orbit torque experiments) is investigated theoretically. Using a tight-binding model that puts the extrinsic spin Hall effect and spin swapping on equal footing, we show that the nature of spin-orbit coupled transport dramatically depends on the ratio between the layer thickness d and the mean free path λ. While the spin Hall effect dominates in the diffusive limit (d≫λ), spin swapping dominates in the Knudsen regime (d≲λ). A remarkable consequence is that spin swapping induces a substantial fieldlike torque in the Knudsen regime.

  20. Impaired bed mobility: quantitative torque analysis with axial inertial sensors.

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    Bhidayasiri, Roongroj; Sringean, Jirada; Thanawattano, Chusak

    2017-08-01

    Difficulty in turning in bed is rated as the most troublesome night-time symptom among Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. To develop a practical objective method for home assessment of a patient's ability to turn in bed. Nocturnal parameters and torque of self-turning in bed from 17 PD couples were assessed and compared using a wearable axial sensor for two nights in their homes. The torque of axial rotation which indicates the ability of PD patients to turn in bed was significantly less than their spouses (p turning in bed and total unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score (r = 0.71; p = 0.001), and total Nocturnal Akinesia Dystonia and Cramp score (r = 0.634; p = 0.006). Our study confirms a decreased ability in turning in PD.

  1. Spin Hall and spin swapping torques in diffusive ferromagnets

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    Pauyac, C. O.; Chshiev, M.; Manchon, Aurelien; Nikolaev, S. A.

    2017-01-01

    A complete set of the generalized drift-diffusion equations for a coupled charge and spin dynamics in ferromagnets in the presence of extrinsic spin-orbit coupling is derived from the quantum kinetic approach, covering major transport phenomena, such as the spin and anomalous Hall effects, spin swapping, spin precession and relaxation processes. We argue that the spin swapping effect in ferromagnets is enhanced due to spin polarization, while the overall spin texture induced by the interplay of spin-orbital and spin precessional effects displays a complex spatial dependence that can be exploited to generate torques and nucleate/propagate domain walls in centrosymmetric geometries without use of external polarizers, as opposed to the conventional understanding of spin-orbit mediated torques.

  2. Controlling the spin-torque efficiency with ferroelectric barriers

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    Useinov, A.; Chshiev, M.; Manchon, Aurelien

    2015-01-01

    Nonequilibrium spin-dependent transport in magnetic tunnel junctions comprising a ferroelectric barrier is theoretically investigated. The exact solutions of the free electron Schrödinger equation for electron tunneling in the presence of interfacial screening are obtained by combining Bessel and Airy functions. We demonstrate that the spin transfer torque efficiency, and more generally the bias dependence of tunneling magneto- and electroresistance, can be controlled by switching the ferroelectric polarization of the barrier. In particular, the critical voltage at which the in-plane torque changes sign can be strongly enhanced or reduced depending on the direction of the ferroelectric polarization of the barrier. This effect provides a supplementary way to electrically control the current-driven dynamic states of the magnetization and related magnetic noise in spin transfer devices.

  3. Directed transport of confined Brownian particles with torque

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    Radtke, Paul K.; Schimansky-Geier, Lutz

    2012-05-01

    We investigate the influence of an additional torque on the motion of Brownian particles confined in a channel geometry with varying width. The particles are driven by random fluctuations modeled by an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process with given correlation time τc. The latter causes persistent motion and is implemented as (i) thermal noise in equilibrium and (ii) noisy propulsion in nonequilibrium. In the nonthermal process a directed transport emerges; its properties are studied in detail with respect to the correlation time, the torque, and the channel geometry. Eventually, the transport mechanism is traced back to a persistent sliding of particles along the even boundaries in contrast to scattered motion at uneven or rough ones.

  4. Heterostructures for Realizing Magnon-Induced Spin Transfer Torque

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    P. B. Jayathilaka

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This work reports efforts fabricating heterostructures of different materials relevant for the realization of magnon-induced spin transfer torques. We find the growth of high-quality magnetite on MgO substrates to be straightforward, while using transition metal buffer layers of Fe, Cr, Mo, and Nb can alter the structural and magnetic properties of the magnetite. Additionally, we successfully fabricated and characterized Py/Cr/Fe3O4 and Fe3O4/Cr/Fe3O4 spin valve structures. For both, we observe a relatively small giant magnetoresistance and confirm an inverse dependence on spacer layer thickness. Thus, we have shown certain materials combinations that may form the heterostructures that are the building blocks necessary to achieve magnon-induced spin transfer torque devices.

  5. Toward error-free scaled spin torque majority gates

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    Vaysset, Adrien; Manfrini, Mauricio; Pourtois, Geoffrey; Radu, Iuliana P.; Thean, Aaron [IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven (Belgium); Nikonov, Dmitri E.; Manipatruni, Sasikanth; Young, Ian A. [Exploratory Integrated Circuits, Components Research, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, Oregon 97124 (United States)

    2016-06-15

    The functionality of a cross-shaped Spin Torque Majority Gate is explored by means of micromagnetic simulations. The different input combinations are simulated varying material parameters, current density and size. The main failure mode is identified: above a critical size, a domain wall can be pinned at the center of the cross, preventing further propagation of the information. By simulating several phase diagrams, the key parameters are obtained and the operating condition is deduced. A simple relation between the domain wall width and the size of the Spin Torque Majority Gate determines the working range. Finally, a correlation is found between the energy landscape and the main failure mode. We demonstrate that a macrospin behavior ensures a reliable majority gate operation.

  6. Toward error-free scaled spin torque majority gates

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    Adrien Vaysset

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The functionality of a cross-shaped Spin Torque Majority Gate is explored by means of micromagnetic simulations. The different input combinations are simulated varying material parameters, current density and size. The main failure mode is identified: above a critical size, a domain wall can be pinned at the center of the cross, preventing further propagation of the information. By simulating several phase diagrams, the key parameters are obtained and the operating condition is deduced. A simple relation between the domain wall width and the size of the Spin Torque Majority Gate determines the working range. Finally, a correlation is found between the energy landscape and the main failure mode. We demonstrate that a macrospin behavior ensures a reliable majority gate operation.

  7. Controlling the spin-torque efficiency with ferroelectric barriers

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    Useinov, A.

    2015-02-11

    Nonequilibrium spin-dependent transport in magnetic tunnel junctions comprising a ferroelectric barrier is theoretically investigated. The exact solutions of the free electron Schrödinger equation for electron tunneling in the presence of interfacial screening are obtained by combining Bessel and Airy functions. We demonstrate that the spin transfer torque efficiency, and more generally the bias dependence of tunneling magneto- and electroresistance, can be controlled by switching the ferroelectric polarization of the barrier. In particular, the critical voltage at which the in-plane torque changes sign can be strongly enhanced or reduced depending on the direction of the ferroelectric polarization of the barrier. This effect provides a supplementary way to electrically control the current-driven dynamic states of the magnetization and related magnetic noise in spin transfer devices.

  8. Possible charge analogues of spin transfer torques in bulk superconductors

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    Garate, Ion

    2014-03-01

    Spin transfer torques (STT) occur when electric currents travel through inhomogeneously magnetized systems and are important for the motion of magnetic textures such as domain walls. Since superconductors are easy-plane ferromagnets in particle-hole (charge) space, it is natural to ask whether any charge duals of STT phenomena exist therein. We find that the superconducting analogue of the adiabatic STT vanishes in a bulk superconductor with a momentum-independent order parameter, while the superconducting counterpart of the nonadiabatic STT does not vanish. This nonvanishing superconducting torque is induced by heat (rather than charge) currents and acts on the charge (rather than spin) degree of freedom. It can become significant in the vicinity of the superconducting transition temperature, where it generates a net quasiparticle charge and alters the dispersion and linewidth of low-frequency collective modes. This work has been financially supported by Canada's NSERC.

  9. Los torques de plata de Monasterio de Rodilla

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    Castillo, Belén

    1996-12-01

    Full Text Available The silver torques coming from Monasterio de Rodilla (Burgos are an excepcional ensemble of the jewellery before Roman times in the northern Meseta. These pieces, wrought of rolled up braiding wires, belong to a fully-developed process in which the Iberian and Mediterranean influences become transformed by the local style and give rise to special and typical models of the Celtiberic jewellery.Los torques de plata procedentes de Monasterio de Rodilla (Burgos constituyen un conjunto excepcional de la orfebrería prerromana de la Meseta Norte. Estas piezas, elaboradas con alambres trenzados y enrollados, responden a un proceso evolucionado en el que las influencias ibéricas y mediterráneas, transformadas por el gusto local, dan lugar a modelos propios y característicos de la orfebrería celtibérica.

  10. Study of multilevel inverters with extended functions; Estudio de inversores multinivel con funciones ampliadas

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    Miranda Vidales, Homero

    2007-06-15

    strategies to implement the modulation and programming technique. [Spanish] Desde 1980 los convertidores multinivel han sido parte fundamental en equipos de electronica de potencia tales como variadores de velocidad para motores de induccion. En las ultimas decadas las aplicaciones de estos convertidores se extendieron a otras funciones tales como vehiculos electricos, sistemas de transmision de energia y equipos acondicionadores de red. En la actualidad los convertidores multinivel han ganado un espacio muy importante en aplicaciones de media y alta tension gracias a sus caracteristicas que presentan. Especialmente en acondicionadores de red los cuales son equipos de electronica de potencia que se basan en convertidores estaticos. Entre las principales aplicaciones de los acondicionadores de red son la compensacion de armonicas en corriente y/o tension, la generacion de potencia reactiva y la compensacion de desviaciones en la magnitud de tension. La contaminacion armonica en la red electrica es uno de los problemas mas severos y cabe mencionar que en la mayoria de los paises industrializados no existe cargo alguno que penalice la generacion y propagacion armonica. Sin embargo, es necesario hacer un estudio y proponer soluciones que ayuden a reducir los efectos ocasionados por la generacion de armonicas en corriente y/o tension. Una solucion a este problema son los filtros activos, que se encuentran dentro de los acondicionadores de red, los cuales ayudan a reducir la cantidad de armonicos que circulan en la red electrica. Sin embargo en sistemas de media y alta tension se complica la utilizacion de estos equipos ya que los dispositivos de potencia que componen a los convertidores convencionales (dos niveles) no soportan altos niveles de tension y corriente simultaneamente. Como una solucion a estos problemas surgen los inversores multinivel. Los inversores multinivel son equipos que operan con bajos niveles de tension en las fuentes de CD y los dispositivos semiconductores

  11. IPMSM Motion-Sensorless Direct Torque and Flux Control

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    Pitict, Christian Ilie; Andreescu, Gheorghe-Daniel; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2005-01-01

    The paper presents a rather comprehensive implementation of a wide speed motion-sensorless control of IPMSM drives via direct torque and flux control (DTFC) with space vector modulation (SVM). Signal injection with only one D-module vector filter and phase-locked loop (PLL) observer is used at low...... provides for a smooth current waveform even at 1 rpm. The paper demonstrates through ample experiments a 1750 rpm 1 1 rpm speed range full-loaded with sensorless DTFC-SVM....

  12. Dynamics of magnetization in ferromagnet with spin-transfer torque

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    Li, Zai-Dong; He, Peng-Bin; Liu, Wu-Ming

    2014-11-01

    We review our recent works on dynamics of magnetization in ferromagnet with spin-transfer torque. Driven by constant spin-polarized current, the spin-transfer torque counteracts both the precession driven by the effective field and the Gilbert damping term different from the common understanding. When the spin current exceeds the critical value, the conjunctive action of Gilbert damping and spin-transfer torque leads naturally the novel screw-pitch effect characterized by the temporal oscillation of domain wall velocity and width. Driven by space- and time-dependent spin-polarized current and magnetic field, we expatiate the formation of domain wall velocity in ferromagnetic nanowire. We discuss the properties of dynamic magnetic soliton in uniaxial anisotropic ferromagnetic nanowire driven by spin-transfer torque, and analyze the modulation instability and dark soliton on the spin wave background, which shows the characteristic breather behavior of the soliton as it propagates along the ferromagnetic nanowire. With stronger breather character, we get the novel magnetic rogue wave and clarify its formation mechanism. The generation of magnetic rogue wave mainly arises from the accumulation of energy and magnons toward to its central part. We also observe that the spin-polarized current can control the exchange rate of magnons between the envelope soliton and the background, and the critical current condition is obtained analytically. At last, we have theoretically investigated the current-excited and frequency-adjusted ferromagnetic resonance in magnetic trilayers. A particular case of the perpendicular analyzer reveals that the ferromagnetic resonance curves, including the resonant location and the resonant linewidth, can be adjusted by changing the pinned magnetization direction and the direct current. Under the control of the current and external magnetic field, several magnetic states, such as quasi-parallel and quasi-antiparallel stable states, out

  13. Angular momentum and torque described with the complex octonion

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    Weng, Zi-Hua

    2014-01-01

    The paper aims to adopt the complex octonion to formulate the angular momentum, torque, and force etc in the electromagnetic and gravitational fields. Applying the octonionic representation enables one single definition of angular momentum (or torque, force) to combine some physics contents, which were considered to be independent of each other in the past. J. C. Maxwell used simultaneously two methods, the vector terminology and quaternion analysis, to depict the electromagnetic theory. It motivates the paper to introduce the quaternion space into the field theory, describing the physical feature of electromagnetic and gravitational fields. The spaces of electromagnetic field and of gravitational field can be chosen as the quaternion spaces, while the coordinate component of quaternion space is able to be the complex number. The quaternion space of electromagnetic field is independent of that of gravitational field. These two quaternion spaces may compose one octonion space. Contrarily, one octonion space can be separated into two subspaces, the quaternion space and S-quaternion space. In the quaternion space, it is able to infer the field potential, field strength, field source, angular momentum, torque, and force etc in the gravitational field. In the S-quaternion space, it is capable of deducing the field potential, field strength, field source, current continuity equation, and electric (or magnetic) dipolar moment etc in the electromagnetic field. The results reveal that the quaternion space is appropriate to describe the gravitational features, including the torque, force, and mass continuity equation etc. The S-quaternion space is proper to depict the electromagnetic features, including the dipolar moment and current continuity equation etc. In case the field strength is weak enough, the force and the continuity equation etc can be respectively reduced to that in the classical field theory

  14. Giant spin torque in systems with anisotropic exchange interaction

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    Korenev, Vladimir L.

    2012-01-01

    Control of magnetic domain wall movement by the spin-polarized current looks promising for creation of a new generation of magnetic memory devices. A necessary condition for this is the domain wall shift by a low-density current. Here I show that a strongly anisotropic exchange interaction between mobile heavy holes and localized magnetic moments enormously increases the current-induced torque on the domain wall as compared to systems with isotropic exchange. This enables one to control the d...

  15. Torque-Matched Aerodynamic Shape Optimization of HAWT Rotor

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    Al-Abadi, Ali; Ertunç, Özgür; Beyer, Florian; Delgado, Antonio

    2014-01-01

    Schmitz and Blade Element Momentum (BEM) theories are integrated to a gradient based optimization algorithm to optimize the blade shape of a horizontal axis wind turbine (HAWT). The Schmitz theory is used to generate an initial blade design. BEM theory is used to calculate the forces, torque and power extracted by the turbine. The airfoil shape (NREL S809) is kept the same, so that the shape optimization comprises only the chord and the pitch angle distribution. The gradient based optimization of the blade shape is constrained to the torque-rotational speed characteristic of the generator, which is going to be a part of the experimental set-up used to validate the results of the optimization study. Hence, the objective of the optimization is the maximization of the turbines power coefficient C p while keeping the torque matched to that of the generator. The wind velocities and the rotational speeds are limited to those achievable in the wind tunnel and by the generator, respectively. After finding the optimum blade shape with the maximum C p within the given range of parameters, the C p of the turbine is evaluated at wind-speeds deviating from the optimum operating condition. For this purpose, a second optimization algorithm is used to find out the correct rotational speed for a given wind-speed, which is again constrained to the generator's torque rotational speed characteristic. The design and optimization procedures are later validated by high-fidelity numerical simulations. The agreement between the design and the numerical simulations is very satisfactory

  16. A lateralidade cruzada e o desempenho da leitura e escrita em escolares

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    Francisco Rosa Neto

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: analisar o desempenho da leitura e escrita em escolares com lateralidade cruzada. MÉTODO: fizeram parte da amostra 166 escolares do terceiro ano do ensino fundamental, com idade entre oito e nove anos. Para avaliação da lateralidade, foi utilizada a escala de desenvolvimento motor -EDM, e para a analise da leitura e escrita foi utilizado o Manual de Desempenho Escolar - MDE. Na análise comparativa do desempenho da leitura e escrita em função da lateralidade (Cruzada, a amostra foi dividida em 2 grupos. Para análise e interpretação dos dados foram utilizados os programas Excel e SPSS for Windows 17.0 e para a análise comparativa entre os dois grupos, o teste "t" para amostras independentes quando os dados se mostraram simétricos, e o teste Mann-Whitney para os dados assimétricos, e para a distribuição dos dados, o teste Shapiro-Wilk. O nível de significância adotado nesse estudo foi p< 0,05. RESULTADOS: verificou- se que de todas as variáveis do desempenho da leitura e da escrita, foram maiores para o grupo das crianças com dominância lateral completa do que para o grupo das crianças com lateralidade cruzada. Na escrita, houve diferença significante entre os dois grupos, sendo atribuído melhor desempenho às crianças com lateralidade destro-completa. CONCLUSÃO: evidencia-se que as crianças com lateralidade cruzada apresentam desempenho inferior na leitura e escrita quando comparadas às crianças com dominância lateral completa. Estes dados justificam a relevância do desenvolvimento psicomotor na infância como fator essencial no processo de aprendizagem escolar.

  17. A CAPACIDADE INOVATIVA E O DESEMPENHO ECONÔMICO-FINANCEIRO DE EMPRESAS INOVADORAS BRASILEIRAS

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    Kléber Formiga Miranda

    Full Text Available RESUMOCom base nos pressupostos teóricos da Visão Baseada em Recursos (VBR, considerando a utilização de recursos disponíveis internamente nas organizações para manutenção de sua vantagem competitiva por meio da diferenciação, a pesquisa analisa a relação entre a capacidade inovativa e o desempenho econômico-financeiro de empresas brasileiras. A amostra foi extraída a partir das empresas listadas na BM&FBovespa consideradas inovadoras, segundo o IBI. As variáveis de capacidade inovativa coletadas a partir das PINTECs 2005 e 2008 e de desempenho através do Economática(r foram tratadas por meio de análises de correlação e de regressão. Os resultados indicam que os desempenhos econômico (ROA e operacional (EBITDA/Ativo Total não são significativamente influenciados pela capacidade inovativa. No entanto, quando se separa a capacidade inovativa por seus componentes (inovação de produto, processo, organizacional e marketing, observa-se uma influência positiva de inovação de produto sobre ambos os desempenhos. Por sua vez, o desempenho de valor (MVA é influenciado positiva e significativamente pela capacidade inovativa. Esses resultados sugerem melhores resultados contábeis quando as empresas inovam no produto e maior geração de valor pelo mercado ao possuir um portfólio diversificado de inovação, ou seja, maior capacidade inovativa. Não se pode, entretanto, negligenciar as inovações em processo, organizacional emarketing. A pouca relação dessas inovações, perceptíveis no âmbito interno da empresa, com o desempenho pode residir nas diferentes estratégias inovativas adotadas em prol do objetivo principal de cada empresa.

  18. A High Torque Density Axial Flux SRM with Modular Stator

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    Y Ebrahimi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A novel structure of switched reluctance motors (SRMs is proposed. The proposed structure uses the benefits of the axial flux path, short flux path, segmental rotor, and flux reversal free stator motors all together to improve the torque density of the SRMs. The main geometrical, electrical and physical specifications are presented. In addition, some features of the proposed structure are compared with those of a state-of-the-art radial flux SRM, considered as a reference motor. Then, the proposed structure is modified by employing a higher number of rotor segments than the stator modules and at the same time, reshaped stator modules tips. Achieved results reveal that, compared with the reference motor, the proposed and the modified proposed motors deliver about the same torque with 36.5% and 46.7% lower active material mass, respectively. The efficiency and torque production capability for the extended current densities are also retained. These make the proposed structures a potentially proper candidate for the electric vehicles (EVs and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs as an in-wheel motor.

  19. EDUCACIÓN DE PERSONAS CON DIVERSIDAD FUNCIONAL. ALGUNOS APUNTES HISTÓRICOS

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    Daniel Fernández Fernández

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo forma parte de un proyecto de investigación desarrollado en el Instituto de Investigación en Educación de la Universidad de Costa Rica (INIE/UCR, titulado “Diversidad sexual y diversidad funcional. Análisis de la (reproducción de subalternidades en el sistema educativo costarricense”. El principal objetivo del este trabajo consiste en analizar los emplazamientos que históricamente han ocupado aquellos cuerpos signados como “discapacitados” en el sistema educativo costarricense. Para ello, se tomaron como referencia documentos nacionales que datan desde finales del siglo XIX y principios del XXI (informes institucionales de labores, leyes y reglamentos, noticias, boletines y revistas informativas de educación, mediante un abordaje metodológico que conjuga la perspectiva foucaultiana del discurso con un enfoque histórico transversal. Algunas de las reflexiones desarrolladas aquí muestran que el discurso institucional sobre la diversidad funcional se materializa en una serie de estrategias que apuntan a un ordenamiento de los cuerpos especialmente abocado a convertirlos en elementos útiles y capitalizables (plusvalor para el sistema, mediante ocupaciones laborales específicas.

  20. Funciones de la fotografía en las relaciones interculturales entre familias inmigrantes

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    Antonio BAUTISTA GARCIA-VERA

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo presentamos los resultados y el análisis de uno de los objetivos del proyecto I+D+i aprobado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad de España titulado Mediaciones audiovisuales en las relaciones entre escuela y familias inmigrantes. Concretamente, el dirigido a conocer las funciones que tienen las imágenes fotográficas en las relaciones de un grupo de padres inmigrantes en el colegio al que asisten sus hijos e hijas. Los datos presentados corresponden a las narraciones biográfico-culturales y visuales iniciadas en las aulas por estas familias junto a la tutora del grupo, y continuadas en sus contextos personal y social. Concluimos que las fotografías en los relatos han tenido las funciones de: fuente de información, soporte de análisis, reflexión y debate y, finalmente, medio para comunicar el conocimiento experiencial generado. Dentro de esta última, se han utilizado tres procedimientos que hemos denominado: denotativo autorreferencial, connotativo texto-visual y secuencial.

  1. LA VIDEOCONFERENCIA DE ESCRITORIO COMO APOYO PARA LA EDUCACIÓN DE PERSONAS CON DIVERSIDAD FUNCIONAL

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    Ana Aurora Vidal Martínez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente ensayo se describe el contexto en el que se ha dado el desarrollo educativo de las personas con diversidad funcional para caminar en México y el apoyo que reciben de organismos internacionales y del Gobierno Mexicano, ya que el mismo se ve truncado por diversas causas, siendo una de ellas, la dificultad para asistir a una institución educativa, principalmente por la deficiente infraestructura urbana y de transporte. Este trabajo se fundamenta en investigaciones realizadas por varias instituciones como: El Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI, Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO, Observatorio Regional de la Sociedad de la Información, Consejo Nacional para el Desarrollo y la Inclusión de las Personas con Discapacidad (CONADIS, entre otras. Complementa este ensayo los resultados positivos de experiencias utilizando los desarrollos tecnológicos actuales, que hacen posible presentar una propuesta basada en videoconferencia de escritorio, la cual es económica, de fácil y rápida implementación y que puede utilizarse para atender la educación de las perso nas con diversidad funcional para caminar en búsqueda de su integración educativa.

  2. Evidencia y neurociencias cognitivas: El caso de la resonancia magnética funcional

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    A. Nicolás Venturelli

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La resonancia magnética funcional es una de las técnicas de neuroimagen más difundidas en las neurociencias cognitivas. Su influencia tuvo un rol importante en la configuración del costado experimental de este campo. Frente a esto, consideramos que su estatus como evidencia no sido suficientemente discutido en la literatura filosófica. Aquí nos centramos sobre este punto desde la óptica de la tensión clásica sobre el alcance de los enfoques localizacionistas en neurociencias. Atendemos al modo en que esta tensión se manifiesta hoy. Tomamos en cuenta un número de limitaciones que presenta la resonancia magnética funcional y analizamos el modo en que los investigadores les hacen frente. En función de esto, sostenemos que existe una medida importante en que la técnica puede ser orientada sobre la base de supuestos y consideraciones teóricas generales. Para sustentar nuestras ideas, tomamos algunos ejemplos recientes de abordajes neurocientíficos caracterizados por abordar de manera directa el carácer dinámico de la actividad a gran escala en el cerebro.

  3. Funciones y estructura de ingeniería social del nuevo gobierno local

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    José Vargas Hernández

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar las funciones y estructura de ingeniería social del nuevo gobierno local para dar respuesta a las demandas sociales, promover el desarrollo y regular los nuevos servicios públicos. A partir de una delimitación de los conceptos de soberanía y autonomía del nuevo gobierno local, se reconfigura una nueva estructura de gobernabilidad de los gobiernos locales que implica una mayor participación ciudadana en los procesos de toma de decisiones y la formulación de las políticas públicas, mediante la facilitación de procesos de descentralización de funciones y mecanismos coordinadores de servicios públicos. Finalmente se analizan las implicaciones en la gobernabilidad de la ingeniería social del nuevo gobierno local.

  4. Significado de las funciones familiares en adolescentes italianos. Nuevas fronteras entre paterno y materno

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    Massimiliano Sommantico

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tuvo como objetivo explorar el significado que una muestra de adolescentes y adolescentes tardíos del sur de Italia atribuye a las funciones familiares, para analizar la relación entre la percepción de las transformaciones de las funciones paternas y maternas -en particular la carencia de roles normativos y de contención afectiva- y la agresividad como modalidad preferencial de gestión del conflicto. Se aplicó un diferencial semántico (DF, De Rosa, Parrello, & Sommantico, 2006 y un instrumento de agresividad, adaptado a población europea (AQ, Buss & Perry, 1992, 2003 a 259 sujetos, de edad comprendida entre los 17 y los 35 años, divididos en dos grupos, 139 de bachillerato y 120 de licenciatura. Los resultados del análisis del DF indicaron un perfil monofactorial, a diferencia del trifactorial obtenido por Osgood, Suci y Tannembaum (1957, mientras que en el AQ se encontraron diferencias significativas entre la media de la agresividad general (E=2,73 y factores del instrumento como agresividad verbal (E=3,29, la rabia (E=2,86 y hostilidad (E=2,86. Se concluye que las cualidades de tamaño y seguridad le son atribuidas específicamente a la madre, y que el nivel de agresividad verbal supera el índice de agresividad general.

  5. El “cuplón”; unidad funcional del acoplamiento contráctil.

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    Eduardo Rios

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo examina la evolución del concepto de cuplón, unidad funcional del acoplamiento contráctil, originado hace más de quince años con los colegas Gonzalo Pizarro y Michael Stern. Este examen nos permitirá poner al día avances en el estudio del acoplamiento entre la excitación de origen nervioso y la contracción muscular. Como se verá, la investigación en el tema ha tenido recientemente un claro viraje hacia la búsqueda de formas de aplicación de los conceptos básicos en la prevención y el tratamiento de varias enfermedades. A su vez, el estudio de mutaciones hereditarias en las proteínas del cuplón permitió nuevos avances en la comprensión de las interrogantes más básicas (cuáles son sus funciones y sus interacciones supramoleculares en una feliz y bastante inesperada potenciación mutua entre enfoques muy diferentes de la realidad. Este artículo sigue un desarrollo iterativo, describiendo primero los aspectos básicos del tema, pasando luego a los estudios aplicados, y a través de ellos volviendo a cuestiones fundamentales, ahora en pleno proceso de esclarecimiento.

  6. MEDIDAS DE DESEMPENHO E ONTOLOGIAS: UM ESTUDO BIBLIOMÉTRICO PARA IDENTIFICAÇÃO DO USO DE ONTOLOGIAS PARA O SUPORTE DOS PROCESSOS DE MEDIDAS DE DESEMPENHO

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    Vanderlei Freitas Junior

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho se propõe analisar as publicações internacionais acerca do emprego das ontologias no contexto de medidas de desempenho. Para isso, foi realizada uma pesquisa bibliométrica em três bases de dados internacionais: Web of Science, Scopus e IEEE. Essa pesquisa foi desenvolvida em duas grandes etapas: (i busca sistemática da literatura, e (ii análise e síntese das informações bibliométricas. Foram localizados 115 trabalhos, escritos por 362 autores vinculados a 84 instituições de 101 países diferentes e estão publicados em 38 periódicos. Os autores identificaram ainda 981 palavras-chave diferentes em seus estudos. Os estudos, de maneira geral, evidenciam a possibilidade de utilização das ontologias como ferramenta semântica em diversas etapas e momentos do processo de medidas de desempenho, especialmente no que tange à representação do conhecimento e elu-cidação dos indicadores chaves, permitindo a interoperabilidade destes indicadores. A partir da identificação destes estudos o presente trabalho contribui para a compreensão das possibilidades de aplicação das ontologias para o suporte aos pro-cessos de medida de desempenho, realizando o mapeamento das publicações inter-nacionais desta temática e evidenciando a possibilidade de representação do conhecimento envolvido nesta tarefa.

  7. Capacidade funcional de idosos atendidos em um programa do SUS em Belém (PA Functional capacity of the elderly attended in a Unified Health System (SUS program in Belém in the State of Pará

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    Maria Izabel Penha de Oliveira Santos

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar fatores associados à capacidade funcional em idosos atendidos em um programa de saúde pública em Belém (PA. Realizou-se estudo seccional com 259 idosos atendidos no programa Hiperdia/SUS no período de março a julho de 2010. Os idosos foram avaliados pelo teste de desempenho físico modificado, validado no Brasil. Nas análises foram utilizados o teste do qui-quadrado de Pearson, a análise de variância e a regressão. Os idosos tinham em média 68,3 anos (DP ± 6,2 e 71,0% eram do sexo feminino. Após ajustes por variáveis de confundimento, observaram-se maiores chances de pior desempenho no teste entre as mulheres, os mais velhos e os de menor escolaridade, além de queixa de dor no joelho, diagnóstico anterior de catarata e autoavaliação de saúde regular/ruim. A capacidade funcional é um indicador de saúde importante para se identificar precocemente riscos de incapacidade e requerendo uma avaliação periódica, no intuito de se buscar estratégias cuidativas para a manutenção da independência dos idosos.The objective of this study was to evaluate factors associated with functional capacity among the elderly attended in a public health program in Belém in the State of Pará. A sectional study was conducted with 259 elderly people attended in the Hiperdia/SUS program in the period from March to July 2010. The elderly were assessed using the modified physical performance test duly validated in Brazil. Pearson's Chi-square Test, in addition to variance analysis and logistic regression were used for the analysis. The elderly were 68.3 years on average (SD ± 6.2 and 71% were female. After adjustments for conflicting variables, it was seen that there were greater chances of worse performance on the test among women, the older and less educated individuals, and those complaining of knee pain and prior diagnosis of cataracts and fair/bad self-assessment of health. Functional capacity is an

  8. Performance of cycle diesel engine using Biodiesel of olive oil (B100 Desempenho de motor diesel quatro tempos alimentado com biodiesel de óleo de oliva (B100

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    Carlos Eduardo Silva Volpato

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Biodiesel is a renewable fuel derived from vegetable oils used in diesel engines, in any proportion with petroleum diesel, or pure. It is produced by chemical processes, usually by transesterification, in which the glycerin is removed. The objective of this study was to compare the performance of a four stroke, four cylinder diesel cycle engines using either olive (B100 biodiesel oil or diesel oil. The following parameters were analyzed: effective and reduced power, torque, specific and hourly fuel consumption, thermo-mechanical and volumetric efficiency. Analysis of variance was performed on a completely randomized design with treatments in factorial and the Tukey test applied at the level of 5%. Five rotation speeds were researched in four replications (650, 570, 490, 410, 320 and 240 rpm. The engine fed with biodiesel presented more satisfactory results for torque, reduced power and specific and hourly consumptions than that fed with fossil diesel.Biodiesel é um combustível renovável derivado de óleos vegetais, usado em motores de ciclo diesel, em qualquer proporção com o diesel mineral, ou puro. É produzido por meio de processos químicos, normalmente por transesterificação, no qual é removida a glicerina. Este trabalho foi realizado com o objetivo de avaliar o desempenho de um motor de ciclo diesel quatro tempos e quatro cilindros, utilizando biodiesel de óleo de oliva (B100, em comparação ao óleo diesel. Foram analisados os parâmetros: potência efetiva e reduzida, torque, consumo específico e energético de combustível, eficiência termomecânica e volumétrica. Foi instalado um ensaio com delineamento inteiramente casualizado (DIC em esquema fatorial, realizada análise de variância e aplicado teste de Tukey, a 5%. Foram pesquisados cinco níveis de rotação em quatro repetições (650, 570, 490, 410, 320 e 240 rpm. O motor alimentado com biodiesel de oliva apresentou torque, potencia reduzida e consumos especifico e

  9. An Approach to Sensorless Detection of Human Input Torque and Its Application to Power Assist Motion in Electric Wheelchair

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    Kaida, Yukiko; Murakami, Toshiyuki

    A wheelchair is an important apparatus of mobility for people with disability. Power-assist motion in an electric wheelchair is to expand the operator's field of activities. This paper describes force sensorless detection of human input torque. Reaction torque estimation observer calculates the total disturbance torque first. Then, the human input torque is extracted from the estimated disturbance. In power-assist motion, assist torque is synthesized according to the product of assist gain and the average torque of the right and left input torque. Finally, the proposed method is verified through the experiments of power-assist motion.

  10. Intrinsic and extrinsic spin-orbit torques from first principles

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    Geranton, Guillaume

    2017-01-01

    This thesis attempts to shed light on the microscopic mechanisms underlying the current-induced magnetic torques in ferromagnetic heterostructures. We have developed first principles methods aiming at the accurate and effcient calculation of the so-called spin-orbit torques (SOTs) in magnetic thin films. The emphasis of this work is on the impurity-driven extrinsic SOTs. The main part of this thesis is dedicated to the development of a formalism for the calculation of the SOTs within the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker (KKR) method. The impurity-induced transitions rates are obtained from first principles and their effect on transport properties is treated within the Boltzmann formalism. The developed formalism provides a mean to compute the SOTs beyond the conventional constant relaxation time approximation. We first apply our formalism to the investigation of FePt/Pt and Co/Cu bilayers in the presence of defects and impurities. Our results hint at a crucial dependence of the torque on the type of disorder present in the films, which we explain by a complex interplay of several competing Fermi surface contributions to the SOT. Astonishingly, specific defect distributions or doping elements lead respectively to an increase or a sign change of the torque, which can not be explained on the basis of simple models. We also compute the intrinsic SOT induced by electrical and thermal currents within the full potential linearized augmented plane-wave method. Motivated by recent experimental works, we then investigate the microscopic origin of the SOT in a Ag_2Bi-terminated Ag film grown on ferromagnetic Fe(110). We find that the torque in that system can not be explained solely by the spin-orbit coupling in the Ag_2Bi alloy, and instead results from the spin-orbit coupling in all regions of the film.Finally, we predict a large SOT in Fe/Ge bilayers and suggest that semiconductor substrates might be a promising alternative to heavy metals for the development of SOT-based magnetic

  11. Intrinsic and extrinsic spin-orbit torques from first principles

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    Geranton, Guillaume

    2017-09-01

    This thesis attempts to shed light on the microscopic mechanisms underlying the current-induced magnetic torques in ferromagnetic heterostructures. We have developed first principles methods aiming at the accurate and effcient calculation of the so-called spin-orbit torques (SOTs) in magnetic thin films. The emphasis of this work is on the impurity-driven extrinsic SOTs. The main part of this thesis is dedicated to the development of a formalism for the calculation of the SOTs within the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker (KKR) method. The impurity-induced transitions rates are obtained from first principles and their effect on transport properties is treated within the Boltzmann formalism. The developed formalism provides a mean to compute the SOTs beyond the conventional constant relaxation time approximation. We first apply our formalism to the investigation of FePt/Pt and Co/Cu bilayers in the presence of defects and impurities. Our results hint at a crucial dependence of the torque on the type of disorder present in the films, which we explain by a complex interplay of several competing Fermi surface contributions to the SOT. Astonishingly, specific defect distributions or doping elements lead respectively to an increase or a sign change of the torque, which can not be explained on the basis of simple models. We also compute the intrinsic SOT induced by electrical and thermal currents within the full potential linearized augmented plane-wave method. Motivated by recent experimental works, we then investigate the microscopic origin of the SOT in a Ag{sub 2}Bi-terminated Ag film grown on ferromagnetic Fe(110). We find that the torque in that system can not be explained solely by the spin-orbit coupling in the Ag{sub 2}Bi alloy, and instead results from the spin-orbit coupling in all regions of the film.Finally, we predict a large SOT in Fe/Ge bilayers and suggest that semiconductor substrates might be a promising alternative to heavy metals for the development of SOT

  12. Efeitos de diferentes intervalos de recuperação no desempenho muscular isocinético em idosos Effects of different rest intervals on isokinetic muscle performance among older adults

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    C Ernesto

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar os efeitos de diferentes intervalos de recuperação (IR entre séries de contração isocinética no desempenho muscular em idosos. MÉTODOS: Vinte idosos voluntários (66,9±3,9 anos, 76,1±13,4kg, 169±5,2cm foram submetidos a três sessões de exercício resistido isocinético unilateral da musculatura extensora do joelho com diferentes IR (1 minuto, 2 minutos, e 3 minutos na velocidade de 60°•s-1. Cada sessão consistia em três séries de 10 repetições durante as quais foram avaliados o pico de torque (PT, trabalho total (TT e índice de fadiga (IF. ANOVA fatorial para medidas repetidas, com a análise de Post hoc por Bonferroni, foi utilizada para identificar possíveis diferenças entre os IR. O nível de significância estatístico utilizado foi de p0,05. Apesar de ter sido observado menor desempenho muscular na 3ª série em todos os IR, maiores quedas no PT, TT e IF foram observadas quando adotado o IR de 1minuto (pOBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of different rest intervals (RI between sets of isokinetic contractions on muscle performance in older adults. METHODS: Twenty older participants (66.9±3.9 years; 76.1±13.4kg; 169±5.2cm underwent three sessions of unilateral isokinetic training for the knee extensor muscles, with different RI (1 minute, 2 minutes and 3 minutes at an angular velocity of 60°•s-1. Each session consisted of three sets of 10 repetitions, during which the peak torque (PT, total work (TW and fatigue index (FI were evaluated. Factorial ANOVA for repeated measurements, with Bonferroni post-hoc analysis, was used to identify possible differences between the RI. The statistical significance level was set at p0.05. Although muscle performance was lower during the third sets with all RI, the greatest decreases in PT, TW and FI occurred with the 1 minute RI (p<0.05. CONCLUSIONS: The results showed that the RI variable has an important influence on isokinetic muscle performance in older

  13. Intramuscular Pressure of Tibialis Anterior Reflects Ankle Torque but Does Not Follow Joint Angle-Torque Relationship

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    Filiz Ateş

    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Intramuscular pressure (IMP is the hydrostatic fluid pressure that is directly related to muscle force production. Electromechanical delay (EMD provides a link between mechanical and electrophysiological quantities and IMP has potential to detect local electromechanical changes. The goal of this study was to assess the relationship of IMP with the mechanical and electrical characteristics of the tibialis anterior muscle (TA activity at different ankle positions. We hypothesized that (1 the TA IMP and the surface EMG (sEMG and fine-wire EMG (fwEMG correlate to ankle joint torque, (2 the isometric force of TA increases at increased muscle lengths, which were imposed by a change in ankle angle and IMP follows the length-tension relationship characteristics, and (3 the electromechanical delay (EMD is greater than the EMD of IMP during isometric contractions. Fourteen healthy adults [7 female; mean (SD age = 26.9 (4.2 years old with 25.9 (5.5 kg/m2 body mass index] performed (i three isometric dorsiflexion (DF maximum voluntary contraction (MVC and (ii three isometric DF ramp contractions from 0 to 80% MVC at rate of 15% MVC/second at DF, Neutral, and plantarflexion (PF positions. Ankle torque, IMP, TA fwEMG, and TA sEMG were measured simultaneously. The IMP, fwEMG, and sEMG were significantly correlated to the ankle torque during ramp contractions at each ankle position tested. This suggests that IMP captures in vivo mechanical properties of active muscles. The ankle torque changed significantly at different ankle positions however, the IMP did not reflect the change. This is explained with the opposing effects of higher compartmental pressure at DF in contrast to the increased force at PF position. Additionally, the onset of IMP activity is found to be significantly earlier than the onset of force which indicates that IMP can be designed to detect muscular changes in the course of neuromuscular diseases impairing electromechanical transmission.

  14. LA INFLUENCIA DE LA CONFIANZA Y EL COMPROMISO SOBRE LAS FUNCIONES CREADORAS DE VALOR EN LAS RELACIONES COMERCIALES ENTRE EMPRESAS /

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    López Sánchez, J.A.; Santos Vijande, M.L; Trespalacios Gutiérrez, J.A.

    2008-01-01

    El propósito de este trabajo es estudiar el efecto de la confianza y el compromiso sobre la creación de valor para el cliente. Para ello primero se examinan las distintas funciones creadoras de valor en las relaciones comerciales entre empresas. A continuación se plantea el modelo teórico que conecta la confianza y el compromiso con las funciones creadoras de valor. Después se procede con el análisis de los datos obtenidos en el trabajo de campo. En este punto se estudian las conexiones causa...

  15. Confiança e Desempenho de Equipes [doi: 10.5329/RECADM.2013005

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    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo teve como objetivo analisar como a confiança se relaciona com o desempenho de equipes. Entende-se confiança como uma relação entre duas ou mais partes, na qual há expectativa mútua do cumprimento do que foi combinado; e alto desempenho, o atingimento ou superação das metas estabelecidas. Foi realizado um estudo de caso de caráter qualitativo, em uma empresa do setor de construção civil, a partir da seleção intencional de uma equipe de alto desempenho (Equipe Alfa e outra de baixo desempenho (Equipe Beta. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio de análise documental, de entrevistas individuais e de observação de reunião. Os resultados indicaram que a Equipe Alfa demonstrou comportamentos relativos à confiança transacional e transformadora, encontrando-se no estágio de realização; apresenta disposição para desenvolver-se, correr riscos, inovar e melhorar; e alto desempenho em termos do atingimento das metas propostas. A Equipe Beta apresentou comportamentos mais relacionados à confiança transacional, encontrando-se no estágio de formação; apresenta disposição para consistência, compromisso e capacidade; e baixo desempenho. Esses resultados indicam que há uma relação entre a confiança transacional e transformadora e o alto desempenho em equipes.   Palavras-chave: Confiança; Confiança transformadora; Confiança transacional; Equipes de alto desempenho; Relações intraequipes.     TRUST AND TEAM PERFORMANCE   ABSTRACT This paper aimed to analyze the relationship between trust and teams performance. Trust is understood as a relation between two or more parties, with a mutual expectation to fulfill what was defined by the parties; and high performance is the reaching or the overcoming of the established goals. We realized a qualitative case study in a company of the civil construction sector. We intentionally selected one high performance team (Alfa team and another low performance team (Beta team

  16. As emoções como fator de modelação no desempenho desportivo

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    Santos, Sebastião Ferreira dos

    2017-01-01

    Tese de Doutoramento em Ciências do Desporto, Especialização em Psicologia do Desporto A investigação científica do século XXI debruçar-se-á sobre o cérebro, como a grande viagem das descobertas. As emoções são a génese do ser humano e são encarnadas como fatores de influência no desempenho desportivo. Os relatos dos agentes desportivos revelam-nos, que muitas vezes, as emoções são o catalisador de rendimentos medíocres, de falhas que geram pesares, a desempenhos fabulosos que ...

  17. Igualdade de Oportunidades: Analisando o Papel das Circunstâncias no Desempenho do ENEM

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    Erik Figueirêdo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo avalia como as circunstâncias sociais influenciam o desempenho educacional dos alunos que prestam o Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (ENEM. Serão utilizadas duas estruturas teóricas. Inicialmente, adota-se uma abordagem não paramétrica assumindo o Roemer Identification Axiom, isto é, assumimos a independência entre circunstâncias e esforço. Em seguida, relaxa-se esta hipótese buscando mensurar o viés da omissão do esforço e do talento individual. O primeiro conjunto de resultados aponta forte diferencial no esforço empregado entre os tipos para obter um bom desempenho no ENEM. O resultado mais surpreendente é que o efeito indireto da educação da mãe é 2,36 vezes maior do que os efeitos diretos.

  18. Metodologia de avaliação e desenvolvimento de grupos de alto desempenho

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    Ana Cristina Carneiro

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo discute a fundamentação teórica do Projeto de Avaliação e Desenvolvimento de Grupos de Alto Desempenho, concebido com base na metodologia da Meta-aprendizagem, e no Modelo Evolutivo, estendido à luz da Teoria da Complexidade. Visa ao desenvolvimento e aplicação de uma metodologia de avaliação/constituição de grupos de alto desempenho no ambiente de pesquisa e pós-graduação. A metodologia proposta validada empiricamente teve base no aproveitamento das virtudes e potencialidades das teorias que lhe deram origem. É destinado aos docentes e pesquisadores de vários campos do conhecimento, bem como aos dirigentes de instituições de educação superior e de pesquisa.

  19. Multilevel Models for the Analysis of Angle-Specific Torque Curves with Application to Master Athletes

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    Carvalho Humberto M.

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper was to outline a multilevel modeling approach to fit individual angle-specific torque curves describing concentric knee extension and flexion isokinetic muscular actions in Master athletes. The potential of the analytical approach to examine between individual differences across the angle-specific torque curves was illustrated including between-individuals variation due to gender differences at a higher level. Torques in concentric muscular actions of knee extension and knee extension at 60°·s-1 were considered within a range of motion between 5°and 85° (only torques “truly” isokinetic. Multilevel time series models with autoregressive covariance structures with standard multilevel models were superior fits compared with standard multilevel models for repeated measures to fit anglespecific torque curves. Third and fourth order polynomial models were the best fits to describe angle-specific torque curves of isokinetic knee flexion and extension concentric actions, respectively. The fixed exponents allow interpretations for initial acceleration, the angle at peak torque and the decrement of torque after peak torque. Also, the multilevel models were flexible to illustrate the influence of gender differences on the shape of torque throughout the range of motion and in the shape of the curves. The presented multilevel regression models may afford a general framework to examine angle-specific moment curves by isokinetic dynamometry, and add to the understanding mechanisms of strength development, particularly the force-length relationship, both related to performance and injury prevention.

  20. Immediate effects of whole body vibration on patellar tendon properties and knee extension torque.

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    Rieder, F; Wiesinger, H-P; Kösters, A; Müller, E; Seynnes, O R

    2016-03-01

    Reports about the immediate effects of whole body vibration (WBV) exposure upon torque production capacity are inconsistent. However, the changes in the torque-angle relationship observed by some authors after WBV may hinder the measurement of torque changes at a given angle. Acute changes in tendon mechanical properties do occur after certain types of exercise but this hypothesis has never been tested after a bout of WBV. The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether tendon compliance is altered immediately after WBV, effectively shifting the optimal angle of peak torque towards longer muscle length. Twenty-eight subjects were randomly assigned to either a WBV (n = 14) or a squatting control group (n = 14). Patellar tendon CSA, stiffness and Young's modulus and knee extension torque-angle relationship were measured using ultrasonography and dynamometry 1 day before and directly after the intervention. Tendon CSA was additionally measured 24 h after the intervention to check for possible delayed onset of swelling. The vibration intervention had no effects on patellar tendon CSA, stiffness and Young's modulus or the torque-angle relationship. Peak torque was produced at ~70° knee angle in both groups at pre- and post-test. Additionally, the knee extension torque globally remained unaffected with the exception of a small (-6%) reduction in isometric torque at a joint angle of 60°. The present results indicate that a single bout of vibration exposure does not substantially alter patellar tendon properties or the torque-angle relationship of knee extensors.