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UNT Research, Volume 16, 2006

Description: UNT Research magazine includes articles and notes about research at University of North Texas in various academic fields.
Date: 2006
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT

Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Mechanism of (silox)3M(olefin) to (silox)3M(alkylidene) Rearrangements (silox = tBu3SiO; M = Nb, Ta)

Description: Article discussing the thermodynamic, kinetic, and mechanism of (silox)3M(olefin) to (silox)3M(alkylidene) rearrangements (silox = tBu3SiO; M = Nb, Ta).
Date: March 10, 2005
Creator: Hirsekorn, Kurt F.; Veige, Adam S.; Marshak, Michael P.; Koldobskaya, Yelena; Wolczanski, Peter T.; Cundari, Thomas R., 1964- et al.
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Thermodynamic Calculations Relating to Chloride Volatility Processing of Nuclear Fuels: [Part] 2. The Capacity of Chlorine for Transporting Plutonium Tetrachloride Vapor During Reaction of U3O8-PuO2 with Carbon Tetrachloride

Description: Report issued by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory discussing thermodynamic calculations of nuclear fuels. As stated in the introduction, "the equations developed in this report could be used to calculate the capacity of chlorine for transporting plutonium tetrachloride" (p. 2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: October 1964
Creator: Gens, T. A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Electronic Distribution Functions and Thermodynamic Properties at High Temperatures

Description: Report issued by the Argonne National Laboratory discussing the thermodynamics and electronic distribution of high temperatures. As stated in the introduction, "in the present paper, a model for computing is described which takes into account in detail the interactions between bound electrons and the average interaction of the bound electrons with the free ones" (p. 4). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: May 1953
Creator: Brachman, Malcolm K. & Meyerott, Roland E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Computational s-Block Thermochemistry with the Correlation Consistent Composite Approach

Description: Article discussing research on computational s-block thermochemistry with the correlation consistent composite approach, which has been shown to accurately compute gas-phase enthalapies of formation for alkali and alkaline earth metal oxides and hydroxides.
Date: October 3, 2007
Creator: DeYonker, Nathan J.; Ho, Dustin S.; Wilson, Angela K. & Cundari, Thomas R., 1964-
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Towards the thermodynamics of localization processes

Description: In this article, the authors study the entropy time evolution of a quantum mechanical model, which is frequently used as a prototype for Anderson's localization.
Date: September 2000
Creator: Grigolini, Paolo; Pala, Marco G.; Palatella, Luigi & Roncaglia, Roberto
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Iron Oxide Reduction Equilibria: A Critique from the Standpoint of the Phase Rule and Thermodynamics

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies conducted on iron oxide reduction. As stated in the scope of bulletin, "this bulletin, therefore, presents the properties of the common oxides of iron, their combinations with each other, and the reduction-equilibrium diagrams by which the investigator passes from one to the next; the end point is not pure iron but the carburized iron of the blast furnace, cast iron" (p. 1-2). This report includes tables, and illustrations.
Date: 1929
Creator: Ralston, Oliver C.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contributions to the Data on Theoretical Metallurgy: [Part] 7. The Thermodynamic Properties of Sulphur and its Inorganic Compounds

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over studies on the thermodynamics of sulphur. As stated in the introduction, "the present bulletin has as its primary purpose the correlation of the thermodynamic properties of elementary sulphur and its inorganic compounds and the presentation, after careful consideration of all available information, of a self-consistent system of thermodynamic relationships for these substances" (p. 1). This report includes tables.
Date: 1937
Creator: Kelley, K. K.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermodynamic Properties of Oxygen and Nitrogen

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing the thermodynamics of oxygen and nitrogen. Properties of these elements and methods of estimating thermodynamic data are presented. This report includes tables.
Date: 1928
Creator: Millar, Russell W. & Sullivan, John D.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermodynamic Properties of Carbides, Nitrides, and Other Selected Substances

Description: From Introduction: "This compilation is the fourth and final in a series revising and expanding U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM) Bulletin 605, "Thermodynamic Properties of 65 Elements-Their Oxides, Halides, Carbides, and Nitrides," by C. E. Wicks and F. E. Block (532)."
Date: unknown
Creator: Pankratz, L. B.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary Analysis of an Innovative Rotary Displacer Stirling Engine

Description: Stirling engines are an external combustion heat engine that converts thermal energy into mechanical work that a closed cycle is run by cyclic compression and expansion of a work fluid (commonly air or Helium) in which, the working fluid interacts with a heat source and a heat sink and produces network. The engine is based on the Stirling cycle which is a subset of the Carnot cycle. The Stirling cycle has recently been receiving renewed interest due to some of its key inherent advantages. In particular, the ability to operate with any form of heat source (including external combustion, flue gases, alternative (biomass, solar, geothermal) energy) provides Stirling engines a great flexibility and potential benefits since it is convinced as engines running with external heat sources. However, several aspects of traditional Stirling engine configurations (namely, the Alpha, Beta, and Gamma), specifically complexity of design, high cost, and relatively low power to size and power to volume ratios, limited their widespread applications to date. This study focuses on an innovative Stirling engine configuration that features a rotary displacer (as opposed to common reciprocating displacers), and aims to utilize analytical and numerical analysis to gain insights on its operation parameters. The results are expected to provide useful design guidelines towards optimization. The present study starts with an overview of the Stirling cycle and Stirling engines including both traditional and innovative rotary displacer configurations, and their major advantages and disadvantages. The first approach considers an ideal analytical model and implements the well-known Schmidt analysis assumptions for the rotary displacer Stirling engine to define the effects of major design and operation parameters on the performance. The analytical model resulted in identifying major variables that could affect the engine performance (such as the dead volume spaces, temperature ratios and the leading phase angle). It was ...
Date: December 2015
Creator: Bagheri, AmirHossein
Partner: UNT Libraries

Thermochemistry Investigations Via the Correlation Consistent Composite Approach

Description: Since the development of the correlation consistent composite approach (ccCA) in 2006, ccCA has been shown to be applicable across the periodic table, producing, on average, energetic properties (e.g., ionization potentials, electron affinities, enthalpies of formation, bond dissociation energies) within 1 kcal/mol for main group compounds. This dissertation utilizes ccCA in the investigation of several chemical systems including nitrogen-containing compounds, sulfur-containing compounds, and carbon dioxide complexes. The prediction and calculation of energetic properties (e.g., enthalpies of formation and interaction energies) of the chemical systems investigated within this dissertation has led to suggestions of novel insensitive highly energetic nitrogen-containing compounds, defined reaction mechanisms for sulfur compounds allowing for increased accuracy compared to experimental enthalpies of formation, and a quantitative structure activity relationship for altering the affinity of CO2 with substituted amine compounds. Additionally, a study is presented on the convergence of correlation energy and optimal domain criteria for local Møller–Plesset theory (LMP2).
Date: December 2012
Creator: Jorgensen, Kameron R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Nicrosil versus Nisil Thermocouple: Properties and Thermoelectric Reference Data

Description: From Abstract: "This monograph deals with the formulation and development of the new highly stable nickel-base thermocouple alloys Nicrosil (Ni-14.2Cr-1.4Si) and Nisil (Ni-4.4Si-0.1Mg) under the leadership of the Materials Research Laboratories (MRL) of the Australian Government of Defence, and their standardization by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce."
Date: April 1978
Creator: Burley, Noel A.; Powell, Robert L.; Burns, George W.; Scroger, Margaret G.; Burns, George W. & Scroger, Margaret G.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Transient Behavior of a Natural-Circulation Loop Operating Near The Thermodynamic Critical Point

Description: From Introduction: "Interest in utilizing natural-circulation loops to obtain results that aid in the design of some boiler and nuclear reactor coolant systems has focused attention on the dynamic behavior of such loops. Much analytical and experimental work has been done so as to permit predictions of the transient behavior of both single-phase and two-phase neutral-circulation systems. The analytical portion of the study consisted of simulating the loop by utilizing a digital computer to predict the measured transients."
Date: May 1963
Creator: Harden, Darrel G.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermodynamic Properties of Nonelectrolyte Solutes in Ternary Solvent Mixtures

Description: The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate the thermodynamic properties of nonelectrolyte solutes dissolved in ternary solvent mixtures, and to develop mathematical expressions for predicting and describing that behavior in the solvent mixtures. Thirty-four ternary solvent systems were studied containing either alcohol (1-propanol, 2-propanol, 1-butanol, and 2-butanol), alkane (cyclohexane, heptane, and 2,2,4-trimethylpentane) or alkoxyalcohol (2-ethoxyethanol and 2-butoxyethanol) cosolvents. Approximately 2500 experimental measurements were performed. Expressions were derived from the Combined Nearly Ideal Multiple Solvent (NIMS)/Redlich-Kister, the Combined Nearly Ideal Multiple Solvent (NIMS)/Bertrand, Acree and Burchfield (BAB) and the Modified Wilson models for predicting solute solubility in ternary solvent (or even higher multicomponent) mixtures based upon the model constants calculated from solubility data in sub-binary solvents. Average percent deviation between predicted and observed values were less than 2%, documenting that these models provide a fairly accurate description of the thermodynamic properties of nonelectrolyte solutions. Moreover, the models can be used for solubility prediction in solvent mixtures in order to find the optimum solvent composition for solubilization or desolubilization of a solute. From a computational standpoint, the Combined Nearly Ideal Multiple Solvent/Redlich-Kister equation is preferred because the needed model constants can be calculated with a simple linear regressional analysis. Model constants for the Modified Wilson equation had to be calculated using a reiterative trial-and-error method. The C++ program for the Modified Wilson equation applied to ternary and heptanary solvent mixtures is attached.
Date: August 1999
Creator: Deng, Tʻai-ho
Partner: UNT Libraries

Water heaters : inspection and preventive maintenance service.

Description: "This technical manual is a guide to first and second echelon maintenance of domestic hot-water supply systems." Discusses methods of training maintenance personnel, preventive maintenance for users, and inspections.
Date: June 1947
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Practical Approach to Availability and Irreversibility

Description: From Introduction: "The purpose of this paper is to shed additional light on the techniques of a Second Law Analysis. The stimulus for writing this paper came from questions asked and difficulties that occurred during lectures on the subject at the graduate level. This paper utilizes Keenan's basic approach but presents the material with emphasis upon a clear definition of the work associated with each subsystem in the process."
Date: June 1963
Creator: Hoglund, Barton M.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Thermodynamic Properties of Halides

Description: From Introduction: "This compilation is the second in a series revising and expanding Bureau of Mines Bulletin 605, "Thermodynamic Properties of 65 Elements-Their Oxides, Halides, Carbides, and Nitrides," by C. E. Wicks and F. E. Block, published in 1963, and including data available through 1959."
Date: unknown
Creator: Pankratz, L. B.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department