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Relationships Among Self-esteem, Psychological and Cognitive Flexibility, and Psychological Symptomatology

Description: Previous findings on the relationship between self-esteem and psychological outcomes are inconsistent. Therefore it appears that self-esteem, while related to crucial variables, does not provide a clear, direct, and comprehensive prediction of psychological symptoms. Thus, it was hypothesized that the relationship between self-esteem and symptomatology would be moderated by broader measures of how one interacts with emotional and cognitive stimuli.The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of self-esteem, psychological flexibility, and cognitive flexibility on psychological symptomatology. A sample of 82 undergraduate students at the University of North Texas completed self-report questionnaires measuring low self-esteem, psychological flexibility, measured inversely as inflexibility, cognitive flexibility, and psychological symptoms. Results of the study suggest that self-esteem (?= -0.59, p < 0.001) and flexibility (both psychological (?= 0.36, p = 0.001) and cognitive (?= 0.21, p < 0.05) are significant predictors of psychological symptoms. In other words, self-esteem is positively correlated with psychological symptoms, while psychological and cognitive flexibility are negatively correlated with psychological symptoms. Neither form of flexibility moderated the relationship between self-esteem and psychological symptoms in this sample. The findings of the current study are discussed as well as suggestions for further research related to self-esteem, psychological and cognitive flexibility, and their impact on psychological outcomes.
Date: December 2012
Creator: Al-Jabari, Rawya, M.
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Effects of airplane flexibility on wing bending strains in rough air

Description: "Some results on the effects of wing flexibility on wing bending strains as determined from flight tests of a Boeing B-29 and a Boeing B-47A airplane in rough air are presented. Results from an analytical study of the flexibility effects on the B-29 wing strains are compared with the experimental results. Both the experimental and calculated results are presented as frequency-response functions of the bending strains at various spanwise wing stations to gust disturbances. In addition, some indirect evidence of the effect of spanwise variations in turbulence on the response of the B-47A airplane is presented" (p. 1).
Date: July 1957
Creator: Coleman, Thomas L.; Press, Harry & Shufflebarger, C. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effects of flexibility on the longitudinal and lateral directional response of a large airplane

Description: Report presenting longitudinal and lateral-directional frequency responses determined from transient flight data excited by control pulses for a large flexible swept-wing airplane over a wide range of flight conditions. The effects of structural modes on the frequency response at various locations on the airplane are shown. Results regarding the low-frequency response, longitudinal transfer-function coefficients, lateral response, lateral-directional transfer-function coefficients, experimental technique, and high-frequency responses are provided.
Date: May 27, 1955
Creator: Cole, Henry A., Jr.; Brown, Stuart C. & Holleman, Euclid C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A comparison of theoretical and experimental wing bending moments during seaplane landings

Description: Report presenting a smooth-water-landing investigation with a small seaplane to obtain experimental wing-bending-moment time histories together with time histories of the various parameters necessary for the prediction of wing bending moments during hydrodynamic impact. Experimental results were compared with calculated results, including inertia-load effects and the effects of air-load variation during impact.
Date: April 1950
Creator: Merten, Kenneth F.; RodrÍguez, José L. & Beck, Edgar B.
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Hydrodynamic impact of a system with a single elastic mode 2: comparison of experimental force and response with theory

Description: From Summary: "Hydrodynamic impact tests were made on an elastic model approximating a two-mass spring system to determine experimentally the effects of structural flexibility on the hydrodynamic loads encountered during seaplane landing impacts and to correlate the results with theory. A flexible seaplane was represented by a two-mass spring system consisting of a rigid prismatic float connected to a rigid upper mass by an elastic structure. The model had a ratio of sprung mass to hull mass of 0.6 and a natural frequency of 3.0 cycles per second. The tests were conducted in smooth water at fixed trims and included both high and low flight-path angles and a range of velocity. Theoretical and experimental comparisons indicated that the theoretical results agreed well with the experimental results."
Date: January 30, 1951
Creator: Miller, Robert W. & Merten, Kenneth F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of experimental with calculated results for the lifting effectiveness of a flexible 45 degree sweptback wing of aspect ratio 6.0 at Mach numbers from 0.8 to 1.3

Description: Report presenting tests conducted on models with 45 degree sweptback wings with varying degrees of flexibility to determine the effective lift-curve slopes in order to evaluate the usefulness of a general method for predicting effective lift ratio by a comparison of predicted values with test results.
Date: April 15, 1954
Creator: Walters, Richard E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Influence of wing flexibility on force-time relation in shock strut following vertical landing impact

Description: Report presenting testing to determine the force developed in a shock strut as a function of the flexibility of the attached wing structure. Both the experiment and analysis indicated that wing flexibility had some effect on the shape and peak value of the force-time curve in a shock strut.
Date: November 1949
Creator: McPherson, Albert E.; Evans, J., Jr. & Levy, Samuel
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The flexible rectangular wing in roll at supersonic flight speeds

Description: From Summary: "The problem of the loss in rolling effectiveness at supersonic flight speeds is considered for the case of the rectangular wing. Equations are obtained from which can be calculated either the loss in rate of roll due to flexibility or the torsional stiffness required to maintain a given rate of roll, for two assumed variations of the spanwise distribution of torsional stiffness. A computation form and figures are provided so that calculations can be made without reference to the details of the analysis."
Date: December 1948
Creator: Tucker, Warren A. & Nelson, Robert L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of torsional flexibility on the rolling characteristics at supersonic speeds of tapered unswept wings

Description: From Summary: "An analysis is presented of the effect of torsional flexibility on the rolling characteristics at supersonic speeds of tapered unswept wings with partial-span constant-percent-chord ailerons extending inboard from the wing tip. The geometric variables considered are aspect ratio, taper ratio, aileron span, and aileron chord. The shape of the wing-torsional-stiffness curve is assumed and the twisting moment is considered to result solely from the pressure distribution caused by aileron deflection, so that the necessity of using a successive-approximation method is avoided."
Date: March 8, 1949
Creator: Tucker, Warren A. & Nelson, Robert L.
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A Correlation of Results of Flight Investigation With Results of an Analytical Study of Effects of Wing Flexibility on Wing Strains Due to Gusts

Description: An analytical study of the effects of wing flexibility on wing strains due to gusts has been made for four spanwise stations of a four-engine bomber airplane, and the results have been correlated with results of a previous flight investigation.
Date: 1958
Creator: Shufflebarger, C. C.; Payne, Chester B. & Cahen, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Effect of Wind Bending Deflection on the Rolling Moment Due to Sideslip

Description: Note presenting a method for calculating the effect of wing flexibility on the rolling moment due to sideslip for wings of various aspect ratios and taper ratios when different shapes of the bending-deflection curve are assumed. The shape of the deflection curve is shown to be unimportant, the main factor being the amount of wing-tip deflection.
Date: February 1948
Creator: Lovell, Powell M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Putting Bullying into Perspective: Peer Aggression as a Function of Perspective Taking, Empathy, and Psychological Willingness

Description: Bullying has long-term negative effects on the mental health and wellbeing of everyone involved. School-wide interventions have been successful in some contexts, but they often require significant institutional and financial resources. Empathy is comprised of a cognitive component (perspective taking) and an affective component (empathic concern), both of which may be necessary for prosocial behavior. According to relational frame theory (RFT), empathy involves a transformation of stimulus functions across deictic relations (I-YOU, HERE-THERE, NOW-THEN), which also requires psychological willingness (i.e., psychological flexibility). The present study investigated this theoretical model of empathy based on RFT and the role of this model in middle school bullying. Results tentatively support this model by demonstrating two ways in which psychological flexibility moderates the relationship between deictic framing ability and empathy. The utility of deictic framing and psychological flexibility in predicting bullying behaviors was also examined. Deictic framing ability and psychological flexibility were expected to negatively predict bullying behaviors, and psychological flexibility was expected to moderate the relationship between deictic framing ability and relational bullying in particular. Additional research questions explored the roles of deictic framing and psychological flexibility in the relationship between relational bullying and other relevant psychological determinants: (a) parental discord, (b) social anxiety, and (c) social roles. The results of this study were insufficient to apply this model to bullying behaviors. Methodological and statistical limitations are discussed in depth, and future directions to improve on this study and clarify these relationships are emphasized.
Date: August 2018
Creator: Moyer, Danielle N
Partner: UNT Libraries

Effect of wing flexibility on the damping roll of a notched delta-wing body combination between Mach numbers 0.6 and approximately 2.2 as determined with rocket-propelled models

Description: Report presenting an investigation with sting-mounted rocket-propelled models in free flight at approximately zero lift to determine the effect of wing flexibility on the damping-in-roll characteristics of a wing-body combination over a range of Mach numbers.
Date: June 18, 1954
Creator: Bland, William M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stresses in a two-bay noncircular cylinder under traverse loads

Description: Report presenting a method for finding the stresses in a two-bay, noncircular cylinder with a cross section composed of circular arcs. Numerical examples are given for two cases of ring flexibility for a cylinder of doubly symmetrical cross section subjected to concentrated radial, moment, and tangential loads.
Date: October 1951
Creator: Griffith, George E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gust-Response Analysis of an Airplane Including Wing Bending Flexibility

Description: Report presenting an analysis of the gust response of an airplane with degrees of freedom of vertical motion and wing bending flexibility and basic parameters. The method of determining a gust causing a known response is indicated and a procedure is given for determining the response of an airplane directly from the known response of another airplane by eliminating the common gust condition.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Houbolt, John C. & Kordes, Eldon E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Correlation of Results of a Flight Investigation With Results of an Analytical Study of Effects of Wing Flexibility on Wing Strains Due to Gusts

Description: Report presenting a study of the effects of wing flexibility on wing strains due to gusts for four spanwise stations of a four-engine bomber airplane and a correlation with previous testing results. Results regarding the power spectre, peak counts, amplification factors, statistical reliability, input disturbance, frequency-response functions, output response, and amplification factors are provided.
Date: August 1957
Creator: Shufflebarger, C. C.; Payne, Chester B. & Cahen, George L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Multiscale Surgical Telerobots

Description: A project was undertaken to improve robotic surgical tools for telerobotic minimally invasive surgery. The major objectives were to reduce the size of the tools to permit new surgical procedures in confined spaces such as the heart and to improve control of surgical tools by locating positional sensors and actuators at the end effector rather than external to the patient as is currently the state of the technology. A new compact end-effector with wrist-like flexibility was designed. Positional sensors based on MEMS microfabrication techniques were designed.
Date: January 23, 2002
Creator: Miles, R R; Seward, K P; Benett, W J; Tendick, F; Bentley, L & Stephan, P L
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Integration of Phenotypic Metadata and Protein Similarity in Archaea Using a Spectral Bipartitioning Approach

Description: In order to simplify and meaningfully categorize large sets of protein sequence data, it is commonplace to cluster proteins based on the similarity of those sequences. However, it quickly becomes clear that the sequence flexibility allowed a given protein varies significantly among different protein families. The degree to which sequences are conserved not only differs for each protein family, but also is affected by the phylogenetic divergence of the source organisms. Clustering techniques that use similarity thresholds for protein families do not always allow for these variations and thus cannot be confidently used for applications such as automated annotation and phylogenetic profiling. In this work, we applied a spectral bipartitioning technique to all proteins from 53 archaeal genomes. Comparisons between different taxonomic levels allowed us to study the effects of phylogenetic distances on cluster structure. Likewise, by associating functional annotations and phenotypic metadata with each protein, we could compare our protein similarity clusters with both protein function and associated phenotype. Our clusters can be analyzed graphically and interactively online.
Date: January 1, 2009
Creator: Hooper, Sean D.; Anderson, Iain J; Pati, Amrita; Dalevi, Daniel; Mavromatis, Konstantinos & Kyrpides, Nikos C
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Progress update on the US photovoltaic manufacturing technology project

Description: The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project is helping the U.S. photovoltaic (PV) industry extend its world leadership role in manufacturing and stimulate the commercial development of PV modules and systems. Initiated in 1990, PVMaT is being carried out in several directed and staggered phases to support industry`s continued progress. Thirteen subcontracts awarded in FY 1996 under Phase 4A emphasize improvement and cost reduction in the manufacture of full-system PV products. Areas of work in Phase 4A included, but were not limited to, issues such as improving module-manufacturing processes; system and system-component packaging, integration, manufacturing, and assembly; product manufacturing flexibility; and balance-of-system development with the goal of product manufacturing improvements. These Phase 4A, product-driven manufacturing research and development (R&amp;D) activities are now completing their second phase. Progress under these Phase 4A and remaining Phase 2B subc ontracts from the earlier PVMaT solicitation are summarized in this paper. Evaluations of the success of this project have been carried out in FY 1995 and late FY 1996. This paper examines the 1997 cost/capacity data that have been collected from active PVMaT manufacturers.
Date: October 1, 1997
Creator: Mitchell, R.L.; Witt, C.E. & Thomas, H.P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

An overview of the NREL/SNL flexible turbine characterization project

Description: There has been a desire to increase the generating capacity of the latest generation of wind turbine designs. In order to achieve these larger capacities, the dimensions of the turbine rotors are also increasing significantly. These larger structures are often much more flexible than their smaller predecessors. This higher degree of structural flexibility has placed increased demands on available analytical models to accurately predict the dynamic response to turbulence excitation, In this paper we present an overview and our progress to date of a joint effort of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Sandia National Laboratory (SNL). In this paper we present an overview and status of an ongoing program to characterize and analytically model the dynamics associated with the operation of one of the most flexible turbine designs currently available, the Cannon Wind Eagle 300 (CWE-300). The effort includes extensive measurements involving a detailed inventory of the turbine's physical properties, establishing the turbine component and fill-system vibrational modes, and documenting the dynamic deformations of the rotor system and support tower while in operation.
Date: September 1, 1998
Creator: Bir, Gunjit; Kelley, Neil; McKenna, Ed; Osgood, Richard; Sutherland, Herbert & Wright, Alan
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Standardized approach for developing probabilistic exposure factor distributions

Description: The effectiveness of a probabilistic risk assessment (PRA) depends critically on the quality of input information that is available to the risk assessor and specifically on the probabilistic exposure factor distributions that are developed and used in the exposure and risk models. Deriving probabilistic distributions for model inputs can be time consuming and subjective. The absence of a standard approach for developing these distributions can result in PRAs that are inconsistent and difficult to review by regulatory agencies. We present an approach that reduces subjectivity in the distribution development process without limiting the flexibility needed to prepare relevant PRAs. The approach requires two steps. First, we analyze data pooled at a population scale to (1) identify the most robust demographic variables within the population for a given exposure factor, (2) partition the population data into subsets based on these variables, and (3) construct archetypal distributions for each subpopulation. Second, we sample from these archetypal distributions according to site- or scenario-specific conditions to simulate exposure factor values and use these values to construct the scenario-specific input distribution. It is envisaged that the archetypal distributions from step 1 will be generally applicable so risk assessors will not have to repeatedly collect and analyze raw data for each new assessment. We demonstrate the approach for two commonly used exposure factors--body weight (BW) and exposure duration (ED)--using data for the U.S. population. For these factors we provide a first set of subpopulation based archetypal distributions along with methodology for using these distributions to construct relevant scenario-specific probabilistic exposure factor distributions.
Date: March 2003
Creator: Maddalena, Randy L.; McKone, Thomas E. & Sohn, Michael D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department