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ORGDP Container Test and Development Program Fire Tests of UF6-Filled Cylinders

Description: Fire tests of bare, UF{sub 6}-filled shipping cylinders were conducted at the ORGDP Rifle Range during October 1965 as part of the AEC-ORO Container Test and Development Program presently under way at the ORGDP. The multi purpose effort was to determine if the cylinders would hydrostatically or explosively rupture; the time available for fire fighting before either incident occurred; and the degree of contamination as related to the type of UF{sub 6} release, wind velocity, and terrain. In addition to the cylinder fire tests, other tests were made for further evaluation of the fire-resistant BOX foam plastic. These included a newly designed shipping drum for 5-in.-diam cylinders, and 15B-type wood shipping boxes for small containers. In one case, the latter contained a UF{sub 6}-filled Harshaw cylinder. The test times ranged from 45 to 95 min. In no instance did temperatures exceed 200 F These tests are discussed under Part B. Our Nuclear Engineering Department was responsible for site preparation and the test program. The Safety and Health Physics Departments Mr. A. F. Becher, head, provided primary assistance in the conductance of the tests and was additionally responsible for the environmental monitoring and sampling. Personnel of the Plant Shift Operations and Security, Fabrication and Maintenance, and Technical Divisions provided further support in the various operations. Mr. J. E. Wescott of the AEC-ORO and Mr. J. W. Edwards, ORGDP, were in charge of the motion and still photography. Two each of the following types of cylinders were tested: 3.5 in. diam x 7.5 in. Monel Harshaw, 5.0 in, diam x 30 in. Monel, and 8 in. diam x 48 in. nickel. Fill limits were 5, 55, and 250 lb of UF{sub 6} respectively, at an enrichment level of 0.22%. The larger cylinders were tested individually, with and without their metal valve covers. …
Date: January 12, 1966
Creator: A.J., Mallett
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thomson scattering diagnostic analyses to determine the energetic particle distributions in TFTR

Description: The research completed and in progress for the first period of this grant is reviewed. Specific scattering scenarios for TFTR and JET and ITER were studied. The Lodestar scattering code, SKATR, was upgraded to include anisotropic energetic ion distributions and an analytic diffraction formulation was completed. Research continues on JET studies and upgrading the code for JET and ITER relevant conditions.
Date: February 12, 1993
Creator: Aamodt, R. E.; Cheung, P. & Russell, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Thomson scattering diagnostic analyses to determine the energetic particle distributions in TFTR. Annual performance report

Description: The research completed and in progress for the first period of this grant is reviewed. Specific scattering scenarios for TFTR and JET and ITER were studied. The Lodestar scattering code, SKATR, was upgraded to include anisotropic energetic ion distributions and an analytic diffraction formulation was completed. Research continues on JET studies and upgrading the code for JET and ITER relevant conditions.
Date: February 12, 1993
Creator: Aamodt, R. E.; Cheung, P. & Russell, D. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Genome-Wide Identification and 3D Modeling of Proteins involved in DNA Damage Recognition and Repair (Final Report)

Description: DNA Damage Recognition and Repair (DDR&R) proteins play a critical role in cellular responses to low-dose radiation and are associated with cancer. We have performed a systematic, genome-wide computational analysis of genomic data for human genes involved in the DDR&R process. The significant achievements of this project include: 1) Construction of the computational pipeline for searching DDR&R genes, building and validation of 3D models of proteins involved in DDR&R; 2) Functional and structural annotation of the 3D models and generation of comprehensive lists of suggested knock-out mutations; and the development of a method to predict the effects of mutations. Large scale testing of technology to identify novel small binding pockets in protein structures leading to new DDRR inhibitor strategies 3) Improvements of macromolecular docking technology (see the CAPRI 1-3 and 4-5 results) 4) Development of a new algorithm for improved analysis of high-density oligonucleotide arrays for gene expression profiling; 5) Construction and maintenance of the DNA Damage Recognition and Repair Database; 6) Producing 15 research papers (12 published and 3 in preparation).
Date: August 12, 2005
Creator: Abagyan, Ruben & An, Jianghong
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Interated Intelligent Industrial Process Sensing and Control: Applied to and Demonstrated on Cupola Furnaces

Description: The final goal of this project was the development of a system that is capable of controlling an industrial process effectively through the integration of information obtained through intelligent sensor fusion and intelligent control technologies. The industry of interest in this project was the metal casting industry as represented by cupola iron-melting furnaces. However, the developed technology is of generic type and hence applicable to several other industries. The system was divided into the following four major interacting components: 1. An object oriented generic architecture to integrate the developed software and hardware components @. Generic algorithms for intelligent signal analysis and sensor and model fusion 3. Development of supervisory structure for integration of intelligent sensor fusion data into the controller 4. Hardware implementation of intelligent signal analysis and fusion algorithms
Date: February 12, 2003
Creator: Abdelrahman, Mohamed; Haggard, roger; Mahmoud, Wagdy; Moore, Kevin; Clark, Denis; Larsen, Eric et al.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Neutronic Benchmarks for the Utilization of Mixed-Oxide Fuel: Joint U.S./Russian Progress Report for Fiscal Year 1997 - Volume 4, Part 2--Saxton Plutonium Program Critical Experiments

Description: Critical experiments with water-moderated, single-region PuO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2} or UO{sub 2}, and multiple-region PuO{sub 2}-UO{sub 2}- and UO{sub 2}-fueled cores were performed at the CRX reactor critical facility at the Westinghouse Reactor Evaluation Center (WREC) at Waltz Mill, Pennsylvania in 1965 [1]. These critical experiments were part of the Saxton Plutonium Program. The mixed oxide (MOX) fuel used in these critical experiments and then loaded in the Saxton reactor contained 6.6 wt% PuO{sub 2} in a mixture of PuO{sub 2} and natural UO{sub 2}. The Pu metal had the following isotopic mass percentages: 90.50% {sup 239}Pu; 8.57% {sup 239}Pu; 0.89% {sup 240}Pu; and 0.04% {sup 241}Pu. The purpose of these critical experiments was to verify the nuclear design of Saxton partial plutonium cores while obtaining parameters of fundamental significance such as buckling, control rod worth, soluble poison worth, flux, power peaking, relative pin power, and power sharing factors of MOX and UO{sub 2} lattices. For comparison purposes, the core was also loaded with uranium dioxide fuel rods only. This series is covered by experiments beginning with the designation SX.
Date: October 12, 2000
Creator: Abdurrahman, NM
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Electric Transmission: Approaches for Energizing a Sagging Industry

Description: This report discusses factors that have contributed to the lack of new transmission capacity and some of the resulting issues. In addition, the report reviews approaches being taken to address the lack of investment in transmission infrastructure and transmission congestion.
Date: February 12, 2007
Creator: Abel, Amy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Electricity: The Road Toward Restructuring

Description: The Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (PUHCA) and the Federal Power Act (FPA) were enacted to eliminate unfair practices and other abuses by electricity and gas holding companies by requiring federal control and regulation of interstate public utility holding companies. Comprehensive energy legislation has passed the House and Senate. The House passed H.R. 6 on April 11, 2003. On July 31, 2003, the Senate suspended debate on S. 14, inserted the text of H.R. 4 (107th Congress) as a substitute, and passed H.R. 6. A conference agreement was reached November 17, 2003, and passed by the House the next day. H.R. 6 includes an electricity title that would, in part, repeal PUHCA, would prospectively repeal the mandatory purchase requirement under PURPA, and would create an electric reliability organization. On June 15, 2004, H.R. 4503, a comprehensive energy policy bill, passed the House.
Date: August 12, 2003
Creator: Abel, Amy & Parker, Larry
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Natural Icing of an Axial-Flow Turbojet Engine in Flight for a Single Icing Condition

Description: Memorandum presenting an investigation in natural icing conditions to determine the effect of ice formations on the performance of an axial-flow turbojet engine. A description of the change over time in tail-pipe temperature, engine jet thrust, fuel flow, ice collection, and acceleration qualities are provided.
Date: August 12, 1948
Creator: Acker, Loren W.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Top physics: search for electroweak single top quark production in p anti-p collisions at s**(1/2) = 1.96 tev

Description: We report on a search for Standard Model t-channel and s-channel single top quark production in p{bar p} collisions at a center of mass energy of 1.96 TeV. We use a data sample corresponding to 162 pb{sup -1} recorded by the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab. We find no significant evidence for electroweak top quark production and set upper limits at the 95% confidence level on the production cross section, consistent with the Standard Model: 10.1 pb for the t-channel, 13.6 pb for the s-channel and 17.8 pb for the combined cross section of t- and s-channel.
Date: January 12, 2005
Creator: Acosta, D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[UNT UPDATE, Vol. 19 No. 17, June 12, 1989]

Description: A UNT UPDATE publication by Scott Andreas covering the new grant from the Getty Center for Education in the Arts to UNT for the NTIEVA project. Also included is a message about Dr. Bernard L. Weinstein and Dr. Harold T. Gross becoming the heads of the new Economic Research Center.
Date: June 12, 1989
Creator: Acott Andreas
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Tests of a centering spring used as an artificial feel device on the elevator of a fighter airplane

Description: Report presenting tests to investigate the use of a simple centering spring, which had no variation of force gradient with impact pressure, as an artificial feel device for the elevator control of a fighter airplane. Testing was conducted using a Chance Vought F4U-4B airplane equipped with power controls. Results regarding the force experienced and effects of the feel system are provided.
Date: September 12, 1952
Creator: Adams, James J. & Whitten, James B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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LMHC/TWRS year 2000 equipment project renovation and contingency plan

Description: A program has been completed to assess, renovate and document tank farm field equipment year 2000 compliance. A communication plan has also been prepared (see section 8.0). The objective of the program was to assure that no adverse effects occur in tank farm operations as a result of equipment malfunction due to the advent of year 2000. The purposes of this document are to: describe the process used to assess field equipment; document items found to be compliant; document items found to be non-compliant including options for making the equipment year 2000 functional and/or tolerant; describe location and management of field equipment year 2000 documentation; assess overall vulnerability of TWRS field equipment with regard to year 2000 problems and describe plans to communicate year 2000 equipment review results and corrective actions.
Date: May 12, 1999
Creator: Adams, M. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Standard Electronic Format Specification for Tank Characterization Data Loader Version 3.0

Description: The purpose of this document is to describe the standard electronic format for data files that will be sent for entry into the Tank Characterization Database (TCD). There are 2 different file types needed for each data load: Analytical Results; and Sample Descriptions. The first record of each file must be a header record. The content of the first 5 fields is ignored. They were used previously to satisfy historic requirements that are no longer applicable. The sixth field of the header record must contain the Standard Electronic Format (SEF) version ID (SEF3.0). The remaining records will be formatted as specified below. Fields within a record will be separated using the ''|'' symbol. The ''|''symbol must not appear anywhere in the file except when used as a delimiter.
Date: August 12, 1999
Creator: Adams, M. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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TWRS process engineering data management plan

Description: The Tank Characterization Data Management (TCDM) system provides customers and users with data and information of known and acceptable quality when they are needed, in the form they are needed, and at a reasonable cost. The TCDM mission will be accomplished by the following: (1) maintaining and managing tank characterization data and information based on business needs and objectives including transfer of ownership to future contractors; (2) capturing data where it originates and entering it only once to control data consistency, electronic data and information management shall be emphasized to the extent practicable; (3) establishing data quality standards, and managing and certifying databases and data sources against these standards to maintain the proper level of data and information quality consistent with the importance of the data and information, data obtained at high cost with significant implications to decision making regarding tank safety and/or disposal will be maintained and managed at the highest necessary levels of quality; (4) establishing and enforcing data management standards for the Tank Characterization Database (TCD) and supporting data sources including providing mechanisms for discovering and correcting data errors before they propagate; (5) emphasizing electronic data sharing with all authorized users, customers, contractors, and stakeholders to the extent practicable; (6) safeguarding data and information from unauthorized alteration or destruction; (7) providing standards for electronic information deliverables to subcontractors and vendors to achieve uniformity in electronic data management; and (8) investing in new technology (hardware and/or software) as prudent and necessary to accomplish the mission in an efficient and effective manner.
Date: May 12, 1997
Creator: Adams, M. R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Liquid Effluent Monitoring Information System (LEMIS) test plans release 1.0

Description: The Liquid Effluent Monitoring Information System (LEMIS) is being developed as the organized information repository facility in support of the liquid effluent monitoring requirements of the Tri-Party Agreement. It is necessary to provide an automated repository into which the results from liquid effluent sampling will be placed. This repository must provide for effective retention, review, and retrieval of selected sample data by authorized persons and organizations. This System Architecture document is the aggregation of the DMR P+ methodology project management deliverables. Together they represent a description of the project and its plan through four Releases, corresponding to the definition and prioritization of requirements defined by the user.
Date: October 12, 1994
Creator: Adams, R. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Computer software design description for the integrated control and data acquisition system LDUA system

Description: This Computer Software Design Description (CSDD) document provides the overview of the software design for all the software that is part of the integrated control and data acquisition system of the Light Duty Utility Arm System (LDUA). It describes the major software components and how they interface. It also references the documents that contain the detailed design description of the components.
Date: August 12, 1998
Creator: Aftanas, B. L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Experimental investigation of a superconducting niobium X-band deflecting cavity and suggestions for the design of the deflectors for a superconducting rf beam separator at NAL

Description: Design considerations for a deflecting cavity intended for a superconducting rf beam separator at NAL are reviewed. The design parameters given are based on an investigation of a 7-cell niobium test deflector operating at 8.665 GHz. Peak magnetic field of 740 G, corresponding to a peak electric field of 25 MV/m, and an equivalent deflecting field of 6.9 MV/m were obtained. (auth)
Date: September 12, 1973
Creator: Aggus, J.; Bauer, W.; Giordano, S.; Hahn, H. & Halama, H.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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