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Projections of automobile, light truck, and bus stocks and sales, to the year 2000

Description: Future stocks and sales of automobiles, light trucks, and buses are projected in this document. Automobile projections are developed for fleet and non-fleet sectors. Total auto stock is projected as a function of the number of households and of personal income, with adjustment for present and anticipated shifts from automobiles to light trucks. Automobile stocks and sales are projected to increase steadily through the year 2000 with a slightly larger growth rate associated with fleet autos. Projections of light-truck stocks and sales are developed for personal, service/utility, agriculture, manufacturing, government, wholesale/retail, and other uses based on anticipated employment and output for each of the use sectors. Projections anticipate the largest growth area to be that of personal light trucks. Bus stocks and sales are projected as a function of user populations, existing fleet characteristics, and anticipated usage patterns. School, intercity, and transit buses are included in the study. School buses are projected to have the largest percentage of growth in this sector.
Date: November 1, 1979
Creator: Knorr, R. & Millar, M.
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Physical-chemical NO/sub x/ mechanisms in fluidized bed combustion

Description: Fluidized bed combustors operate in the large-particle (> 1 mm) high-velocity (> 1 m/s) fluidization regime which differs from most previous applications. These characteristics foster a distinctive volatiles evolution structure in the vicinity of the coal injectors of bottom-fed atmospheric fluidized beds (AFBC). The evolution of coal volatiles associated with bottom-fed AFBC was defined as the focal point. The major effort of the work was concerned with a group combustion model of dense gas/solids mixtures of devolatilizing coal being injected into the bottom of an AFBC. Critical development needs were defined in the area of solids circulation and injector design which impact both basic FBC design and NO/sub x/ emissions. Results of model calculations identified important new physical-chemical mechanisms influencing NO/sub x/ emissions.
Date: November 3, 1980
Creator: Bywater, R. J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides background information and potential oversight issues for Congress on the Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) class aircraft carrier program. The Navy's proposed FY2018 budget requested a total of $4,461.8 million in procurement funding for the program.
Date: November 28, 2017
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
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Concurrent Receipt: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report addresses the issue of concurrent receipt, which is when a person receives both military retirement pay and Veterans Administration (VA) disability pay in the full amounts due to them. It discusses the two primary components of the concurrent receipt program: Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP), and also reviews the possible legislative expansion of the program to additional populations with several potential options for Congress to consider.
Date: November 30, 2017
Creator: Kamarck, Kristy N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Presidential Appointments to Full-Time Positions in Independent and Other Agencies During the 114th Congress

Description: This report identifies all nominations during the 114th Congress that were submitted to the Senate for full-time positions in 40 organizations in the executive branch (27 independent agencies, 6 agencies in the Executive Office of the President [EOP], and 7 multilateral organizations) and 4 agencies in the legislative branch. The tables include full-time positions confirmed by the Senate, pay levels for these positions, and appointment action within each agency, with additional summary information across all agencies in an appendix.
Date: November 28, 2017
Creator: Nagel, Jared C. & Greene, Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S. Senate Vacancies: Contemporary Developments and Perspectives

Description: This report discusses senate vacancies created by a member resigning, dying, or transferring to another position as well as the the procedures to fill them.
Date: November 30, 2017
Creator: Neale, Thomas H.
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Statute of Limitation in Federal Criminal Cases: An Overview

Description: This report describes the rules governing statutes of limitation for federal crimes and provides a list of federal statutes of limitation in criminal cases with a rough chart of comparable state provisions.
Date: November 14, 2017
Creator: Doyle, Charles
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Who's the Boss at the CFPB?

Description: This report discusses an ongoing dispute over who the new acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is following the resignation of the past director on Nov. 24., 2017. President Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney as the acting director, but the past director had already appointed Leandra English who has filed a lawsuit and asked for a temporary restraining order preventing Mulvaney from performing the duties of director. This report outlines the merits of the case and the President's power to fill vacancies under the Vacancies Act.
Date: November 28, 2017
Creator: Brannon, Valerie C. & Cole, Jared P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Iran's Expanding Economic Relations with Asia

Description: This report discusses Iran's economic relations with East Asia especially China, South Korea, and Japan. Trade and partnerships have been been rebounding after the January 2016 lifting of international sanctions on Iran.
Date: November 29, 2017
Creator: Cimino-Isaacs, Cathleen D. & Katzman, Kenneth
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Description of interview data regarding Pittsburgh and confluence toxic chemical accidents

Description: Evacuation is the protective action most often recommended in response to chemical releases in the United States. The appropriateness of a decision to evacuate depends on whether the affected areas can be cleared of residents before it is contaminated by the chemical release. In determining whether an evacuation can be completed in time, emergency officials must consider both technical and behavioral aspects. The technical components can be readily conceived and quantified. In contrast, the behavioral components are much more abstract and more difficult to estimate. This report summarizes the univariate analysis of responses to surveys conducted in two communities where evacuation was recommended following train derailments involving hazardous chemicals. The surveys were designed to identify the actions taken by residents upon receiving the emergency warning; determine when people received the warning, decided to take action, and implemented the action; and ascertain factors that might explain the nature and timing of their actions. The surveys were conducted in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in the town of Confluence, Pennsylvania. The study confirms that compliance with an emergency warning to evacuate varies and that potentially dangerous delays can be expected. Significant differences were noted, however, in the rate and speed of compliance in the two communities. The surveys provide information on several factors that may be useful in determining the reasons for differences in the responses from the two communities as well as differences among individual respondents. Such factors include the time of day when the accident occurred, where the respondent was at the time, whether the family was together, previous disaster experience, pet ownership, the content of the warning message, and demographic characteristics. 4 refs., 4 figs., 18 tabs.
Date: November 1, 1990
Creator: Rogers, G.O.; Shumpert, B.L. & Sorensen, J.H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Management plan for the Nuclear Standards Program

Description: This Management Plan was prepared to describe the manner in which Oak Ridge National Laboratory will provide technical management of the Nuclear Standards Program. The organizational structure that has been established within ORNL for this function is the Nuclear Standards Management Center, which includes the Nuclear Standards Office (NSO) already in existence at ORNL. This plan is intended to support the policies and practices for the development and application of technical standards in ETN projects, programs, and technology developments as set forth in a standards policy memorandum from the DOE Program Director for Nuclear Energy.
Date: November 1, 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Fundamental studies of passivity and passivity breakdown

Description: This report summarizes the findings of our fundamental research program on passivity and passivity breakdown. During the past three and one half years in this program (including the three year incrementally-funded grant prior to the present grant), we developed and experimentally tested various physical models for the growth and breakdown of passive films on metal surfaces. These models belong to a general class termed point defects models'' (PDMs), in which the growth and breakdown of passive films are described in terms of the movement of anion and cation vacancies.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Macdonald, D.D.; Urquidi-Macdonald, M.; Song, H.; Biaggio-Rocha, S. & Searson, P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Environmental Regulatory Update Table, October 1991

Description: The Environmental Regulatory Update Table provides information on regulatory initiatives of interest to DOE operations and contractor staff with environmental management responsibilities. The table is updated each month with information from the Federal Register and other sources, including direct contact with regulatory agencies. Each table entry provides a chronological record of the rulemaking process for that initiative with an abstract and a projection of further action.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Houlberg, L. M.; Hawkins, G. T. & Salk, M. S.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Atomic and electronic structure of metals and alloys: Clean surfaces and chemisorbed molecules

Description: The accomplishments of the work done under DOE sponsorship are summarized in the list of publications at the end of this narrative. Here we give a brief description of the nature and the significance of the accomplishments. The activity can be roughly subdivided into three parts: studies of surface alloys, studies of epitaxial ultra-thin films, and studies of electron band structure of metals. The list reflects the developments of particular areas of research and the phasing out of others as this was suggested by the interest in, and the success of, specific experimental projects.
Date: November 26, 1991
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Ripple filter for the 10,000A superconducting magnet test stand at the magnet test facility

Description: The new 10,000A dumpswitch (1) and dumpresistor (2) system at MTF required a 720Hz filter to eliminate power supply ripple from the load. The new filter, shown in Figure 1, had two requirements: (1) Less then 1/2 Ap-p ripple current with a load current of 10,000A; (2) No or minimal overshoot when the current reaches flattop after it is ramped to 10,000A. MFT magnets are ramped to their final current values at different ramp rates depending on the inductance and type of the magnet under test. The filter design was done with the help of PSPICE simulations. Most of the simulations that will be shown in this write-up were done using a 50mH magnet and a ramprate of 200A/s. In order to study this filter with SPICE, two different simulations had to be done. Due to the relatively high frequency of the ripple when compared with the ramping times, if the ripple current was studied together with the overshoot, the simulations would have taken a very long time to run. Therefore the voltage ripple and the current overshoot were studied separately.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Drennan, E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Preparation and characterization of hydrogenated amorphous boron thin films and thin film solar cells produced by glow discharge decomposition methods. Third quarterly progress report, July 1, 1979-September 30, 1979

Description: This quarterly report is an account of recent progress in our program to produce hydrogenated amorphous boron thin films, to characterize these films, and to produce and evaluate solar cells from such amorphous boron films. In exact analogy with the situation previously existing for amorphous silicon, amorphous boron, without hydrogenation, has poor semiconducting properties due to defect states in the band gap. The decomposition of diborane, penataborane, and/or decarborane to produce thin films can reasonably be expected to result in amorphous boron thin films containing substantial quantities of hydrogen. The current program aims directly at the growth and doping of such hydrogenated amorphous boron thin films, the evaluation and optimization of their semiconductor properties, and the fabrication and testing of thin film solar cells from them. Both intrinsic and doped a-boron thin films have been produced. Film characterization efforts have been primarily focused on controlling the optical band gap by annealing the as-deposited films in vacuum at 400/sup 0/C, and measuring the resulting optical gap as a function of bake-out time. Because the optical band gap of a-boron has been observed to vary from 0.8 eV to over 2.0 eV as a function of hydrogenation, it should be possible, by controlled annealing, to obtain a-boron films with an optimal band gap of 1.45 eV. In addition, work is nearing completion on the cryostat which will be used to measure the electrical gaps of our a-boron films.
Date: November 1, 1979
Creator: Cocks, F H; Jones, P L & Dimmey, L J
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Figure-of-merit for bare and coated wires and flat ribbon jumpers

Description: Wire and ribbon jumpers are often used in HMC's to bridge over other circuitry. A polymeric coating has been proposed for use as a stiffener under high acceleration loads. This work proposes a dimensionless Figure-of-Merit for jumpers and compares bare and coated jumers via classical mathematical models and through a Finite Element Method (FEM) model. Real production geometry, end attachment conditions, and acceleration direction factors are explicitly included in the FEM model. The results do not justify adding the coating.
Date: November 1, 1979
Creator: Heffley, P.M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Measured electric hot water standby and demand loads from Pacific Northwest homes

Description: The Bonneville Power Administration began the End-Use Load and Consumer Assessment Program (ELCAP) in 1983 to obtain metered hourly end-use consumption data for a large sample of new and existing residential and commercial buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Loads and load shapes from the first 3 years of data fro each of several ELCAP residential studies representing various segments of the housing population have been summarized by Pratt et al. The analysis reported here uses the ELCAP data to investigate in much greater detail the relationship of key occupant and tank characteristics to the consumption of electricity for water heating. The hourly data collected provides opportunities to understand electricity consumption for heating water and to examine assumptions about water heating that are critical to load forecasting and conservation resource assessments. Specific objectives of this analysis are to: (A) determine the current baseline for standby heat losses by determining the standby heat loss of each hot water tank in the sample, (B) examine key assumptions affecting standby heat losses such as hot water temperatures and tank sizes and locations, (C) estimate, where possible, impacts on standby heat losses by conservation measures such as insulating tank wraps, pipe wraps, anticonvection valves or traps, and insulating bottom boards, (D) estimate the EF-factors used by the federal efficiency standards and the nominal R-values of the tanks in the sample, (E) develop estimates of demand for hot water for each home in the sample by subtracting the standby load from the total hot water load, (F) examine the relationship between the ages and number of occupants and the hot water demand, (G) place the standby and demand components of water heating electricity consumption in perspective with the total hot water load and load shape.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Pratt, R. G. & Ross, B. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Shock waves in P-bar target

Description: The deposition of large amount of beam energy in short time will cause high temperature and pressure in the center of P-bar Target, and this disturbance will propagate outwards as a shock wave. Shock wave induced material changes which are of our concern include void growth and accompanying density decrease which will decrease antiproton yield, and crack formation and fracture as was observed in tungsten target which will destroy the integrity of the target. Our objective is to analyze the shock wave behavior in the target, optimize its design so that the destructive effects of shock wave can be minimized, the integrity of the target can be maintained, and a reasonably high yield of antiproton production can be achieved. In this report we put together some results of our analysis of a cylindrical copper target. We hope that it will provide a general overview of the shock wave phenomena in the target, establish a basis for further research, and facilitate the target design. First, energy deposition data are analyzed, and it is justified that as an approximation, the problem can be treated as axi-symmetric. The average data therefore are used as energy profile, however, the maximum energy deposition are still used as the peak value. Next some basic estimations are made as to what temperature and pressure can reach at present level of energy deposition. Then some characteristics of wave propagation in a thermal shock loaded solid are illustrated with a one-dimensional model. Since there is no analytical solution available for cylindrical geometry, our understanding of the problem relies on numerical model, which are performed via finite element package ANSYS. results of numerical analysis are summarized, sources of potential danger are identified, and design ideas to minimize the damage are proposed.
Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Tang, Zhijing & Anderson, K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Numerical determination of inert gas permeability parameters of High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) fuel-particles

Description: The high temperature diffusion of inert gases through an outer layer of dense carbon into the ThO/sub 2/ core of biso-coated High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) fuel-particles is studied numerically. A mathematical model of diffusion through a dense spherical shell into a spherical core is used to numerically calculate the theoretical gas content of the core. This theoretical calculation, in tandem with an optimizing computer code and experimental data, is used to determine the diffusion coefficient of the shell and the porosities of the shell and inner core. The activation energy is also determined for use in an Arrhenius relationship between the diffusion coefficients and absolute temperature.
Date: November 1, 1979
Creator: Tolliver, J.S.
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Model assessment of protective barrier designs: Part 2

Description: Protective barriers are being considered for use at the Hanford Site to enhance the isolation of radioactive wastes from water, plant, and animal intrusion. This study assesses the effectiveness of protective barriers for isolation of wastes from water. In this report, barrier designs are reviewed and several barrier modeling assumptions are tested. 20 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.
Date: November 1, 1987
Creator: Fayer, M.J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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