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Assistance to Firefighters Program: Distribution of Fire Grant Funding

Description: This report discusses the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, also known as fire grants of the FIRE Act grant program, which provides federal grants directly to local fire departments and unaffiliated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations to help address a variety of equipment, training, and other firefighter-related and EMS needs. This report also discusses the possible reauthorization of AFG and the related Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Firefighters (SAFER) program.
Date: August 28, 2009
Creator: Kruger, Lennard G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Software quality assurance documentation for the release of NUFT 2.0 for HP platforms

Description: This document is the Individual Software Plan (ISP) for version 2.0 of the Non-isothermal Unsaturated-saturated Flow and Transport (NUFT.) analysis computer program. This document addresses the applicable requirements of LLNL YMP procedure 033-YMP-QP 3.2, Section 4.2.1.1. The purpose of this ISP is to plan and organize the activities required to certify the NUFT code for quality affecting work involving problems that include cross drift analysis of the Yucca Mountain Repository facility. NUFT is software for application to the solution of a class of coupled mass and heat transport problems in porous geologic media including Yucca Mountain Repository Cross Drift Problem (YMRCDP- also known as the Enhanced Characterization of the Repository Block (ECRB)). Solution of this class of problems requires a suite of multiphase, multi-component models for numerical solution of non- isothermal flow and transport in porous media with applications to subsurface contaminant transport problems. NUFT is a suite of multiphase, multi-component models for numerical solution of non- isothermal flow and transport in porous media, with application to subsurface contaminant transport problems, and in particular, to the hydrology in and about the Yucca Mountain Repository Site. NUFI� is acquired software, as defined by 033-YMP-QP 3.2, and a preliminary baseline of source code, electronic documentation, and paper documentation has been established as required by 033-YMP-QP 3.2, Section 4.1. NUFT runs on Sun Unix platforms, Solaris operating system version 5.5 and HP-UX with operating system version 10.20. The product to be qualified under this ISP is the version running on HP- UX. The HP version will be labeled Version 2.0h. The �h� is included to distinguish the HP version from possible future versions qualified for Sun or other platforms. The scope of the plans and procedures outlined in this ISP is limited to the effort required to qualify NUFT for the class of ...
Date: August 28, 1998
Creator: Fernandez, M W; G, G; Johnson, G L & Preckshot
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Methane coupling by membrane reactor. Quarterly technical progress report, March 25--June 24, 1996

Description: The experimental study was continued on methane oxidative coupling using an oxygen-permeable dense membrane reactor. The oxygen permeance through the dense membrane was measured and preliminary experiments were conducted with the catalytic membrane reactor. The oxygen permeance was found to be similar to that obtained earlier without catalyst packing. No C{sub 2} hydrocarbons were observed in the catalytic membrane reactor for methane coupling. In order to reduce the non-selective, total oxidation activity of the dense membrane material, the inner surface of the dense membrane tube was deposited by the sol-gel technique with BaCe{sub 0.6}Sm{sub 0.4}O{sub 3}, which is a catalytic, oxygen-conductive material without total oxidation catalytic activity. The dense membrane tube was examined by XRD before and after the deposition. Catalytic experiments with the coated dense membrane reactor were carried out and higher C{sub 2} selectivity was observed than with the co-feed reactor.
Date: August 28, 1996
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The TEAM workshops: A short history

Description: Early in 1985, Sam Berk of the Office of Fusion Energy, US Department of Energy, suggested that the development and validation of 3-D eddy current codes would benefit from the compilation of benchmark problems that could be used to validate the codes and from a series of workshops for the comparison of solution methods and codes. (Two years later, at the first International Symposium on Fusion Nuclear Technology in Tokyo, Sam Berk proposed the acronym TEAM for the workshops.) At a three-day planning meeting at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in November 1985, eleven participants from five countries defined the goals, format, schedule and problems for the workshops. The ultimate goal is to show the effectiveness of numerical techniques and associated computer codes in solving electromagnetic field problems, and to gain confidence in their predictions. The workshops should also provide cooperation between workers, leading to an interchange of ideas. This note reviews the three cycles of workshops and the problems.
Date: August 28, 1990
Creator: Turner, L.R.
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Progress on coupling UEDGE and Monte-Carlo simulation codes

Description: Our objective is to develop an accurate self-consistent model for plasma and neutral sin the edge of tokamak devices such as DIII-D and ITER. The tow-dimensional fluid model in the UEDGE code has been used successfully for simulating a wide range of experimental plasma conditions. However, when the neutral mean free path exceeds the gradient scale length of the background plasma, the validity of the diffusive and inertial fluid models in UEDGE is questionable. In the long mean free path regime, neutrals can be accurately and efficiently described by a Monte Carlo neutrals model. Coupling of the fluid plasma model in UEDGE with a Monte Carlo neutrals model should improve the accuracy of our edge plasma simulations. The results described here used the EIRENE Monte Carlo neutrals code, but since information is passed to and from the UEDGE plasma code via formatted test files, any similar neutrals code such as DEGAS2 or NIMBUS could, in principle, be used.
Date: August 28, 1996
Creator: Rensink, M.E. & Rognlien, T.D.
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Tank waste remediation system privatization phase 1 infrastructure project W-519, project execution plan

Description: This Project Execution Plan (PEP) defines the overall strategy, objectives, and contractor management requirements for the execution phase of Project W-519 (98-D403), Privatization Phase 1 Infrastructure Support, whose mission is to effect the required Hanford site infrastructure physical changes to accommodate the Privatization Contractor facilities. This plan provides the project scope, project objectives and method of performing the work scope and achieving objectives. The plan establishes the work definitions, the cost goals, schedule constraints and roles and responsibilities for project execution. The plan also defines how the project will be controlled and documented.
Date: August 28, 1998
Creator: Parazin, R.J.
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Criticality safety evaluation report for K Basin filter cartridges

Description: A criticality safety evaluation of the K Basin filter cartridge assemblies was completed to support operations without criticality alarm system. The results show that for normal operation, the cartridge assembly is far below the safety limit of K eff = 0.95.
Date: August 28, 1996
Creator: Erickson, D.G., Westinghouse Hanford
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Fire in a contaminated area

Description: This document supports the development and presentation of the following accident scenario in the TWRS Final Safety Analysis Report: Fire in Contaminated Area. The calculations needed to quantify the risk associated with this accident scenario are included within.
Date: August 28, 1996
Creator: Ryan, G. W.
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Preparation of Northern Mid-Contient Petroleum Atlas.

Description: As proposed, the second year program will continue and expand upon the Kansas elements of the original program, and provide improved on-line access to the prototype atlas. The second year of the program will result in a prototype digital atlas sufficient to demonstrate the approach and provide a permanent improvement in data access to Kansas operators. The ultimate goal of providing an interactive history-matching interface with a regional data base remains for future development as the program covers more geographic territory and the data base expands. The long-term goal is to expand beyond the prototype atlas to include significant reservoirs representing the major plays in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, the Williston basin portion of Montana, the Denver-Julesberg basin of eastern Colorado and southeastern Colorado.
Date: August 28, 1997
Creator: Gerhard, L.C.; Carr, T.R. & Watney, W.L.
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Formation and sustainment of a very low aspect ratio tokamak using coaxial helicity injection. Final report, June 1, 1995--May 31, 1997

Description: During the reporting period of this HIT grant (1 June 1995--31 May 1997) we`ve conducted further stability analysis, used the TIP diagnostic to measure plasma fields in HIT, and developed a single-parameter helicity injector model. HIT has undergone a significant upgrade to the HIT-II configuration which is described here. Parts for HIT-II have been designed, ordered, and received under this grant and are being assembled under the subsequent grant.
Date: August 28, 1997
Creator: Jarboe, T.R. & Nelson, B.A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The effect of noise on transverse emittance growth in the Tevatron

Description: Emittance growth due to noise from a transverse beam feedback system are discussed. A theory for calculating emittance growth rate as a function of the feedback system's measured open loop transfer function is derived. A simple feedback system was installed, measured, and tested in the Fermilab Tevatron, and the emittance growth rate results agree very closely with the theory.
Date: August 28, 2000
Creator: Cheng-Yang Tan, James Steimel
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Radionuclide Activities in Contaminated Soils: Effects of Sampling Bias on Remediation of Coarse-Grained Soils in Hanford Formation

Description: Only a limited set of particle size-contaminant concentration data is available for soils from the Hanford Site. These data are based on bench-scale tests on single soil samples from one waste site each in operable units 100-BC-1, 100-DR-1, and 100-FR-1, and three samples from the North Pond 300-FF-1 operable unit. The objective of this study was to (1) examine available particle size-contaminant of concern activity and concentration data for 100 and 300 Area soils, (2) assess the effects of sampling bias, (3) suggest sampling protocols, and (4) formulate a method to determine the contaminant of concern activities and concentrations of the whole soil based on the measurements conducted on a finer size fraction of the whole soil.
Date: August 28, 2001
Creator: Mattigod, Shas V & Martin, Wayne J
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Conceptual designs for IR optics at C-Zero

Description: Two possible conceptual optical designs for a stand-alone C0 IR insert were presented. Both inserts are optically transparent to the rest of the machine, with no impact on Run IIb Tevatron operating parameters. Both design variations require high-field LHC-like quadrupoles for the final focus triplet. In the first version, with enhanced dipoles creating space for separators in the arcs, collisions can be created at all 3 IP's simultaneously. Stronger dipoles also free more than 26 m of space for the detector. At C0, {beta}* is limited to {ge}50 cm by {beta}max in the IR triplets. The second version of the IR has neither new dipoles nor new arc separators. Collider scenarios have either B0 and D0 at collision, or just C0. At C0, {beta}* can be decreased to 40 cm, but the price paid is a substantial reduction in free space available for the detector. This first pass at C0 IR designs has left a number of questions unresolved. A few of these outstanding issues that a second iteration of the IR designs must address are discussed.
Date: August 28, 2000
Creator: Johnstone, John A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advanced Techniques for Reservoir Simulation and Modeling of Non-Conventional Wells

Description: This project targets the development of (1) advanced reservoir simulation techniques for modeling non-conventional wells; (2) improved techniques for computing well productivity (for use in reservoir engineering calculations) and well index (for use in simulation models), including the effects of wellbore flow; and (3) accurate approaches to account for heterogeneity in the near-well region.
Date: August 28, 2000
Creator: Durlofsky, Louis J.
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Upgrade of Instrumentation for Purdue Reactor PUR-1

Description: The major objective of this program was to upgrade and replace instruments and equipment that significantly improve the performance, control and operational capability of the Purdue University nuclear reactor (PUR-1). Under this major objective two projects on instrument upgrade were implemented. The first one was to convert the vacuum tube control and safety amplifiers (CSA) to solid state electronics, and the other was to upgrade the electrical and electronic shielding. This report is the annual report and gives the efforts and progress achieved on these two projects from July 1999 to June 2000.
Date: August 28, 2000
Creator: Revankar, S. T.; Merritt, E. & Bean, R.
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World-views in the SIunits package

Description: The SIunits package allows for the use of world views other than the standard (std) view of dimensional quantities length, time, mass, current, temperature, and so forth. A commonly used world view says ``work in units where c = 1,'' for example. The package must do the work to support that new relativistic world view. In this note, the author provides concrete answers to several questions: What set of statements defines a world view? What does the SIunits Package need to know to be able to support each world view? How can this information be derived from the defining statements, in the general case? and Where are these computations and derivations done in the SIunits package? As a starting point, the author describes the std world view as having N{sub d} dimensioned units labeled f{sub a}. Thus f{sub 1} is a meter, f{sub 2} a kilogram, f{sub 3} a second, and so forth. N{sub d} is seven but that is moot; were they to eliminate Luminosity and/or Amount of Substance, for instance, the arguments in this note would remain unchanged.
Date: August 28, 2000
Creator: Fischler, Mark S.
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Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM). Final CRADA report

Description: A major accomplishment of the Rapid Response Manufacturing (RRM) project was the development of a broad-based generic framework for automating and integrating the design-to-manufacturing activities associated with machined part products. Key components of the framework are a manufacturing model that integrates product and process data in a consistent, minimally redundant manner, an advanced computer-aided engineering working environment, knowledge-based software systems for design, process planning, and manufacturing and new production technologies for making products directly from design application software.
Date: August 28, 1997
Creator: Cain, W. D. & Waddell, W. L.
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Plans for Testing the NREL Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment 10m Diameter HAWT in the NASA Ames Wind Tunnel: Minutes, Conclusions, and Revised Text Matrix from the 1st Science Panel Meeting

Description: Currently, the NREL Unsteady Aerodynamics Experiment (UAE) research turbine is scheduled to enter the NASA Ames 80-ft x 120-ft wind tunnel in early 2000. To prepare for this 3-week test, a Science Panel meeting was convened at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) in October 1998. During this meeting, the Science Panel and representatives from the wind energy community provided numerous detailed recommendations regarding test activities and priorities. The Unsteady Aerodynamics team of the NWTC condensed this guidance and drafted a detailed test plan. This test plan represents an attempt to balance diverse recommendations received from the Science Panel meeting, while taking into account multiple constraints imposed by the UAE research turbine, the NASA Ames 80-ft x 120-ft wind tunnel, and other sources. The NREL-NASA Ames wind tunnel tests will primarily be focused on obtaining rotating blade pressure data. NREL has been making these types of measurements since 1987 and has considerable experience in doing so. The purpose of this wind tunnel test is to acquire accurate quantitative aerodynamic and structural measurements, on a wind turbine that is geometrically and dynamically representative of full-scale machines, in an environment free from pronounced inflow anomalies. These data will be exploited to develop and validate enhanced engineering models for designing and analyzing advanced wind energy machines.
Date: August 28, 2000
Creator: Simms, D.; Schreck, S.; Hand, M.; Fingersh, L.; Cotrell, J.; Pierce, K. et al.
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Geochemical modeling (EQ3/6) plan: Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program

Description: This plan replaces an earlier plan for the Nevada Nuclear Waste Storage Investigations (NNWSI) Project. It includes activities for all repository projects in the Office of Geologic Repositories: NNWSI, the Basalt Waste Isolation Project, the Salt Repository Project, and the Crystalline Project. Each of these projects is part of the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) Program. The scope of work for fiscal years 1986 to 1992 includes the work required to upgrade the geochemical codes and supporting data bases, to permit modeling of chemical processes associated with nuclear waste repositories in four geological environments: tuff, salt, basalt, and crystalline rock. Planned tasks include theoretical studies and code development to take account of the effects of precipitation kinetics, sorption, solid solutions, glass/water interactions, variable gas fugacities, and simple mass transport. Recent progress has been made in the ability of the codes to account for precipitation kinetics, highly-saline solutions, and solid solutions. Transition state theory was re-examined resulting in new insights that will provide the foundation for further improvements necessary to model chemical kinetics. Currently there is an increased effort that is concentrated on the supporting data base. For aqueous species and solid phases, specific to nuclear waste, requisite thermodynamic values reported in the literature are being evaluated and for cases where essential data is lacking, laboratory measurements will be carried out. Significant modifications and expansions have been made to the data base. During FY86, the total number of species in the data base has almost doubled and many improvements have been made with regard to consistency, organization, user applications, and documentation. Two Ridge computers using a RISC implementation of UNIX were installed; they are completely dedicated EQ3/6 machines.
Date: August 28, 1986
Creator: McKenzie, W.F.; Wolery, T.J.; Delany, J.M.; Silva, R.J.; Jackson, K.J.; Bourcier, W.L. et al.
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Spent nuclear fuel vacuum drying thermal-hydraulic analysis and dynamic model development status report

Description: This report summarizes preliminary thermal hydraulic scoping analysis and model development associated with the K Basin spent fuel MCO draining and vacuum drying system. The purpose of the draining and drying system is to remove all free water from the interior of the MCO, baskets, and fuel prior to back filling with inert gas and transfer to the hot conditioning process. Dominant physical processes and parameters are delineated and related quantitatively. Minimum dynamic modeling capability required to simulate the process of transporting heat to the residual water on the fuel and transport of the steam produced from the system by vacuum pumping are defined.
Date: August 28, 1996
Creator: Irwin, J.J. & Ogden, D.M., Westinghouse Hanford
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Testing EQ3/6 and GEMBOCHS using fluid-mineral equilibria in the wairakei geothermal system

Description: The ability of the EQ3 and EQ6 geochemical modeling codes and the GEMBOCHS thermodynamic data bases to simulate geochemical changes in the post-emplacement environment at the potential Yucca Mountain, Nevada repository is being tested using observed mineral-fluid relations in the Taupo Volcanic Zone of New Zealand. In this report, comparisons between observed equilibria and simulations of field relations in the Wairakei geothermal system are used to test the codes and data bases in high temperature systems. Analysis of trends in water and gas chemistries and well discharge characteristics with time were used to identify a set of representative water and gas analyses from zones producing at about 250{degrees}C. The most common vein minerals at this temperature are: wairakite, adularia, epidote, quartz, albite, chlorite, calcite, prehnite, and pyrite. Calculations were carried out using version 7.2a R134 of EQ3 and version 7.2a R130 of EQ6 and the SUPCRT and COM subsets of the R24 version of GEMBOCHS. Thermodynamic data bases using different data for Al aqueous species were sued to identify the data set which produced the best matches between observed and calculated equilibria. The simulations described in this paper suggest that EQ6 can be used to identify facies of minerals that will be stable in various environments, but can not be used to predict the exact phase assemblage that is in equilibrium with a given water.
Date: August 28, 1995
Creator: Bruton, C.J.
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Engineering development of advanced physical fine coal cleaning for premium fuel applications

Description: The primary goal of this project is the engineering development of two advanced physical fine coal cleaning processes, column flotation and selective agglomeration, for premium fuel applications. The project scope included laboratory research and bench-scale testing on six coals to optimize these processes, followed by the design, construction and operation of 2 t/hr process development unit (PDU). This report represents the findings of the PDU Advanced Column Flotation Testing and Evaluation phase of the program and includes a discussion of the design and construction of the PDU. Three compliance steam coals, Taggart, Indiana VII and Hiawatha, were processed in the PDU to determine performance and design parameters for commercial production of premium fuel by advanced flotation. Consistent, reliable performance of the PDU was demonstrated by 72-hr production runs on each of the test coals. Its capacity generally was limited by the dewatering capacity of the clean coal filters during the production runs rather than by the flotation capacity of the Microcel column. The residual concentrations of As, Pb, and Cl were reduced by at least 25% on a heating value basis from their concentrations in the test coals. The reduction in the concentrations of Be, Cd, Cr, Co, Mn, Hg, Ni and Se varied from coal to coal but the concentrations of most were greatly reduced from the concentrations in the ROM parent coals. The ash fusion temperatures of the Taggart and Indiana VII coals, and to a much lesser extent the Hiawatha coal, were decreased by the cleaning.
Date: August 28, 1997
Creator: Shields, G.L.; Smit, F.J. & Jha, M.C.
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Shutdown plan for the 300 area fuel supply facilities

Description: The 300 Area Fuel Supply Shutdown (FSS) facility is progressing toward shut down and ultimate decontamination and decommissioning. This plan identifies the steps to be taken to transition to a stabilized, shutdown facility ready for turn over to the ERC organization. This revision provides an update of the plan to reflect the facility status at the end of fiscal year 1996.
Date: August 28, 1996
Creator: Metcalf, I.L., Westinghouse Hanford
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