Sample records for gas centrifuge theory

  1. THE THEORY OF URANIUM ENRICHMENT BY THE GAS CENTRIFUGE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D OLANDER; Donald R

    1981-01-01

    Onsager's analysis of the hydrodynamics of fluid circulation in the boundary layer on the rotor wall of a gas centrifuge is reviewed. The description of the flow in the boundary layers on the top and bottom end caps due to Carrier and Maslen is summarized. The method developed by Wood and Morton of coupling the flow models in the rotor

  2. Valve for gas centrifuges

    DOEpatents

    Hahs, C.A.; Rurbage, C.H.

    1982-03-17

    The invention is pneumatically operated valve assembly for simulatenously (1) closing gas-transfer lines connected to a gas centrifuge or the like and (2) establishing a recycle path between two on the lines so closed. The value assembly is especially designed to be compact, fast-acting, reliable, and comparatively inexpensive. It provides large reductions in capital costs for gas-centrifuge cascades.

  3. Valve for gas centrifuges

    DOEpatents

    Hahs, Charles A. (Oak Ridge, TN); Burbage, Charles H. (Oak Ridge, TN)

    1984-01-01

    The invention is a pneumatically operated valve assembly for simultaneously (1) closing gas-transfer lines connected to a gas centrifuge or the like and (2) establishing a recycle path between two of the lines so closed. The valve assembly is especially designed to be compact, fast-acting, reliable, and comparatively inexpensive. It provides large reductions in capital costs for gas-centrifuge cascades.

  4. The Gas Centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Donald R. Olander

    1978-01-01

    The gas centrifuge is expected to play a large role in the 30% increase of the U.S. uranium-enrichment capacity required by President Carter's antiproliferation policy. The basis for the gaseous centrifugation process is described: axial countercurrent circulation, Ekman suction, scoop, separative power, etc. The economics of the process are next discussed. Connections between units must be arranged in a configuration

  5. Local Separation Efficiency in a Gas Centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    O. E. Aleksandrov

    2001-01-01

    The theory of separation in a Zippe gas centrifuge is developed on the basis of the radial averaging method. The error (appearing in the published literature) related with transferring the theory of an ideal cascade directly to the problem of optimizing a centrifuge when choosing the optimality criterion is analyzed.

  6. Gas Centrifuges and Nuclear Proliferation

    SciTech Connect

    Albright, David

    2004-09-15

    Gas centrifuges have been an ideal enrichment method for a wide variety of countries. Many countries have built gas centrifuges to make enriched uranium for peaceful nuclear purposes. Other countries have secretly sought centrifuges to make highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons. In more recent times, several countries have secretly sought or built gas centrifuges in regions of tension. The main countries that have been of interest in the last two decades have been Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. Currently, most attention is focused on Iran, Pakistan, and North Korea. These states did not have the indigenous abilities to make gas centrifuges, focusing instead on illicit and questionable foreign procurement. The presentation covered the following main sections: Spread of centrifuges through illicit procurement; Role of export controls in stopping proliferation; Increasing the transparency of gas centrifuge programs in non-nuclear weapon states; and, Verified dismantlement of gas centrifuge programs. Gas centrifuges are important providers of low enriched uranium for civil nuclear power reactors. They also pose special nuclear proliferation risks. We all have special responsibilities to prevent the spread of gas centrifuges into regions of tension and to mitigate the consequences of their spread into the Middle East, South Asia, and North Asia.

  7. Laser and gas centrifuge enrichment

    SciTech Connect

    Heinonen, Olli [Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States)

    2014-05-09

    Principles of uranium isotope enrichment using various laser and gas centrifuge techniques are briefly discussed. Examples on production of high enriched uranium are given. Concerns regarding the possibility of using low end technologies to produce weapons grade uranium are explained. Based on current assessments commercial enrichment services are able to cover the global needs of enriched uranium in the foreseeable future.

  8. Laser and gas centrifuge enrichment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Heinonen, Olli

    2014-05-01

    Principles of uranium isotope enrichment using various laser and gas centrifuge techniques are briefly discussed. Examples on production of high enriched uranium are given. Concerns regarding the possibility of using low end technologies to produce weapons grade uranium are explained. Based on current assessments commercial enrichment services are able to cover the global needs of enriched uranium in the foreseeable future.

  9. Estimation of overall separation factor of a gas centrifuge for different multicomponent mixtures by separation theory for binary case

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Houston G. Wood; Chuntong Ying; Shi Zeng; Yuguang Nie; Xiuyong Shang

    2002-01-01

    Many elements in nature have three or more isotopes. One of the important separation characteristics for a gas centrifuge for multicomponent isotope separation is the overall separation factor per unit molar weight difference, ?0. It is desirable to estimate the value of ?0 for different process gases. A method of estimating ?0 is given in this paper. The concept of

  10. Separation of gas mixtures by centrifugation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Park, C.; Love, W. L.

    1972-01-01

    Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) centrifuge utilizing electric currents and magnetic fields produces a magnetic force which develops supersonic rotational velocities in gas mixtures. Device is superior to ordinary centrifuges because rotation of gas mixture is produced by MHD force rather than mechanical means.

  11. Waves in strong centrifugal fields: dissipationless gas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bogovalov, S. V.; Kislov, V. A.; Tronin, I. V.

    2015-02-01

    Linear waves are investigated in a rotating gas under the condition of strong centrifugal acceleration of the order 106 g realized in gas centrifuges for separation of uranium isotopes. Sound waves split into three families of the waves under these conditions. Dispersion equations are obtained. The characteristics of the waves strongly differ from the conventional sound waves on polarization, velocity of propagation and distribution of energy of the waves in space for two families having frequencies above and below the frequency of the conventional sound waves. The energy of these waves is localized in rarefied region of the gas. The waves of the third family were not specified before. They propagate exactly along the rotational axis with the conventional sound velocity. These waves are polarized only along the rotational axis. Radial and azimuthal motions are not excited. Energy of the waves is concentrated near the wall of the rotor where the density of the gas is largest.

  12. Waves in strong centrifugal fields: dissipationless gas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bogovalov, S. V.; Kislov, V. A.; Tronin, I. V.

    2015-04-01

    Linear waves are investigated in a rotating gas under the condition of strong centrifugal acceleration of the order 106 g realized in gas centrifuges for separation of uranium isotopes. Sound waves split into three families of the waves under these conditions. Dispersion equations are obtained. The characteristics of the waves strongly differ from the conventional sound waves on polarization, velocity of propagation and distribution of energy of the waves in space for two families having frequencies above and below the frequency of the conventional sound waves. The energy of these waves is localized in rarefied region of the gas. The waves of the third family were not specified before. They propagate exactly along the rotational axis with the conventional sound velocity. These waves are polarized only along the rotational axis. Radial and azimuthal motions are not excited. Energy of the waves is concentrated near the wall of the rotor where the density of the gas is largest.

  13. Analysis of Feed Effects on a Single-Stage Gas Centrifuge Cascade

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Houston G. Wood

    1995-01-01

    The Onsager pancake model for the fluid dynamics of the countercurrent flow of gas in a centrifuge is used to study the separation performance of a single-stage gas centrifuge cascade. Based on the fluid dynamic solutions, Cohen-Onsager theory is used to calculate the separative performance. The separation considered is the enrichment of natural U to 3%. The effects of the

  14. Onsager's pancake approximation for the fluid dynamics of a gas centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Houston G. Wood; J. B. Morton

    1980-01-01

    A previously unpublished theory for describing the internal flow in a gas centrifuge is presented. The theory is based on boundary layer type arguments on the side walls of the centrifuge with the additional approximation of neglecting radial diffusion of radial momentum. The effects of the top and bottom end caps are incorporated through Ekman layer solutions. The results are

  15. OVERALL SEPARATION FACTORS FOR STABLE ISOTOPES BY GAS CENTRIFUGE

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chuntong Ying; Shi Zeng; Yuguang Nie; Xiuyong Shang; Houston G. Wood

    2001-01-01

    The demand for stable isotopes is stimulating theoretical and experimental research on separation of stable isotopes by gas centrifuge. Most of the stable elements in nature have three or more isotopes. For modern gas centrifuges the separation factors usually are not as close to unity as is the case for the gaseous diffusion process. The overall separation factor for the

  16. The Use of Centrifugal Separators for Offshore Gas Production

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. R. Lobdell; L. M. Ayers

    1974-01-01

    For offshore installations, the use of centrifugal separators results in a reduction of capital investments for production equipment, and a reduction in construction costs can be realized. Centrifugal separators are relatively small in diameter, light in weight, and yield efficient separation of gas well fluids for a wide range of flow rates. This flexibility results in the design and onshore

  17. Thermally induced flow in gas centrifuge. I

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hisashi MIKAMI

    1973-01-01

    Centrifugally driven thermal convection near the cooled rotor cover of a ; centrifuge is treated. Boundary layer equations are reduced to ordinary ; differential equations by the Lees -- Levy transformation, and solved numerically ; by applying the quasilinearization method. Sample solutions for radial and ; azimuthal velocity profiles are presented. The values of the axial velocity at ; the

  18. Power Supply to Gas Centrifuge Uranium Enrichment Plant

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Nelson; Ernest Johnson

    1982-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of planning for and construction of the power supply and distribution systems for a major new gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant near Portsmouth, Ohio. Unusually reliable systems are dictated by requirements for continuity of production.

  19. Manufacture of centrifugal natural gas compressors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. I. Bashkirov; A. B. Kamenskikh; A. S. Yazev

    2012-01-01

    Experience with the manufacture of casings of centrifugal compressors with compression-welded branches of 10GN2MFA and 15Kh2NMFA heat-resisting steels using two variants of preheating and heat treatment is described.

  20. The American Gas Centrifuge Past, Present, and Future

    SciTech Connect

    Waters, Dean

    2004-09-15

    The art of gas centrifugation was born in 1935 at the University of Virginia when Dr. Jesse Beams demonstrated experimentally the separation of chlorine isotopes using an ultra-high speed centrifuge. Dr. Beam’s experiment initiated work that created a rich history of scientific and engineering accomplishment in the United States in the art of isotope separation and even large scale biological separation by centrifugation. The early history of the gas centrifuge development was captured in a lecture and documented by Dr. Jesse Beams in 1975. Much of Dr. Beams lecture material is used in this paper up to the year 1960. Following work by Dr. Gernot Zippe at the University of Virginia between 1958 and 1960, the US government embarked on a centrifuge development program that ultimately led to the start of construction of the Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant in Piketon Ohio in the late 1970’s. The government program was abandoned in 1985 after investing in the construction of two of six planned process buildings, a complete supply chain for process and centrifuge parts, and the successful manufacture and brief operation of an initial complement of production machines that would have met 15 percent of the planned capacity of the constructed process buildings. A declining market for enriched uranium, a glut of uranium enrichment capacity worldwide, and the promise of a new laser based separation process factored in the decision to stop the government program. By the late 1990’s it had become evident that gas centrifugation held the best promise to produce enriched uranium at low cost. In1999, the United States Enrichment Corporation undertook an initiative to revive the best of the American centrifuge technology that had been abandoned fourteen years earlier. This is an exciting story and one that when complete will enable the United States to maintain its domestic supply and to be highly competitive in the world market for this important energy commodity. (auth)

  1. The effect of gas fraction on centrifugal pump

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhu, Z. T.; Wang, Y.; Zhao, L. F.; Ning, C.; Xie, S. F.; Liu, Z. C.

    2015-01-01

    In order to study the multiphase flow field in M125 centrifugal pump, three-dimensional modeling was used for internal flow through three-dimensional software Pro/E. Then based on SST turbulence model combining with Rayleigh-Plesset cavitation model, and structured grid to simulate the hydraulic characteristics of volute and impeller within different gas conditions. The velocity, pressure and gas volume fraction distributions of the interior flow field of volute and impeller were obtained and analyzed, which revealed the effect of gas fractions on the flow characteristic of the centrifugal pump.

  2. Flow in Rotating Cylinder of a Gas Centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wataru NAKAYAMA; Sampei USUI

    1974-01-01

    Thermal convection and weak forced flows in a rotating cylinder were studied theoretically to find the mass velocity distributions in a gas centrifuge. Compressibility of the gas is taken into account in the form of a density stratification in the radial direction. First of all, a scaling analysis was made to verify the dominance of Coriolis force in the field

  3. 10 CFR Appendix B to Part 110 - Illustrative List of Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant Components Under NRC's Export Licensing...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...prepared for use in gas centrifuges. Note: The gas centrifuge normally...for gas centrifuge enrichment plants. Note: The auxiliary systems, equipment and...made of UF6 resistant materials (see Note to this Section) and is fabricated...

  4. Centrifugation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into centrifugation, operating a centrifuge, and hazards and safety. After completing a guided centrifuge practice, students take a quiz to assess their learning.

  5. New Measures to Safeguard Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Whitaker Jr. James; James R Garner; Michael Whitaker; Dunbar Lockwood; Kimberly V Gilligan; James R Younkin; David A Hooper; James J Henkel; Alan M Krichinsky

    2011-01-01

    As Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants (GCEPs) increase in separative work unit (SWU) capacity, the current International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) model safeguards approach needs to be strengthened. New measures to increase the effectiveness of the safeguards approach are being investigated that will be mutually beneficial to the facility operators and the IAEA. One of the key concepts being studied for

  6. Computer extended series for a thermally driven gas centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. H. Berger

    1986-01-01

    Linear multidimensional thermally driven flow in a gas centrifuge can be approximately described away from the ends by Onsager's homogeneous pancake equation. Upon reformulating the general problem we find a new simple and rigorous closed form, analytical solution by assuming a ''special'' separable solution and replacing the usual Ekman end cap boundary conditions with idealized impermeable, free slip boundary conditions.

  7. Study of a Nonstationary Separation Method with Gas Centrifuge Cascade

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yanfeng Cao; Shi Zeng; Zengguang Lei; Chuntong Ying

    2004-01-01

    A nonconventional gas centrifuge cascade, called the NFSW (no feed and single withdrawal) cascade, is studied in the separation of middle components by means of numerical simulation. The cascade has no feed and only a single withdrawal at either end of the cascade, different from conventional cascades, which usually have two withdrawals at the two ends of the cascade and

  8. Defining the needs for gas centrifuge enrichment plants advanced safeguards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian David Boyer; Heather H Erpenbeck; Karen A Miller; Martyn T Swinhoe; Kiril Ianakiev; Johnna B Marlowe

    2010-01-01

    Current safeguards approaches used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to verify declared low-enriched (LEU) production, detect undeclared LEU production and detect highly enriched uranium (HEU) production with adequate detection probability using nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector

  9. Study of isotope separation of some chemical elements in a gas centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. M Aisen; V. D Borisevich; E. V. Levin; G. E Popov; A. V. Tikhomirov; S. V. Yupatov

    1996-01-01

    The procedure of the numerical technique adjustment on the selected type of the gas centrifuge is considered. A satisfactory agreement is shown between theoretical and experimental results for enrichment of sulfur or tellurium isotopes in a single gas centrifuge.

  10. New generation enrichment monitoring technology for gas centrifuge enrichment plants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kiril D Ianakiev; Boian Alexandrov; B. D. Boyer; T. R. Hill; D. W. MacArthur; T. A. Marks; C. E. Moss; B. P. Nolen; M. T. Paffett; G. A. Sheppard; M. T. Swinhoe; E. Calvin; Sheppard; A. Gregory; Swinhoe; T. Martyn

    2008-01-01

    We report our progress toward development of new generation on-line enrichment monitoring technology for UF6 gas centrifuge plants based on a transmission source and a NaI spectrometer. We use an X-ray tube with transmission filters instead of a decaying isotopic transmission source to eliminate the costly replacement of this source. The UF6 gas density measurement is based on the energy

  11. Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant Safeguards System Modeling

    SciTech Connect

    Elayat, H A; O'Connell, W J; Boyer, B D

    2006-06-05

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is interested in developing tools and methods for potential U.S. use in designing and evaluating safeguards systems used in enrichment facilities. This research focuses on analyzing the effectiveness of the safeguards in protecting against the range of safeguards concerns for enrichment plants, including diversion of attractive material and unauthorized modes of use. We developed an Extend simulation model for a generic medium-sized centrifuge enrichment plant. We modeled the material flow in normal operation, plant operational upset modes, and selected diversion scenarios, for selected safeguards systems. Simulation modeling is used to analyze both authorized and unauthorized use of a plant and the flow of safeguards information. Simulation tracks the movement of materials and isotopes, identifies the signatures of unauthorized use, tracks the flow and compilation of safeguards data, and evaluates the effectiveness of the safeguards system in detecting misuse signatures. The simulation model developed could be of use to the International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, enabling the IAEA to observe and draw conclusions that uranium enrichment facilities are being used only within authorized limits for peaceful uses of nuclear energy. It will evaluate improved approaches to nonproliferation concerns, facilitating deployment of enhanced and cost-effective safeguards systems for an important part of the nuclear power fuel cycle.

  12. Theory of centrifugally driven magnetospheric diffusion

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Summers, Danny; Thorne, Richard M.; Mei, YI

    1988-01-01

    A general model of centrifugally driven diffusion is formulated that incorporates the effects of the pressure gradient of a radiation belt ion population and includes a realistic precipitation loss rate of the radiation belt ions that takes on a spatially peaked form, leading to a spatially varying ionospheric conductivity. The model is applied specifically to Jupiter. Model solutions for the flux tube content of the radiation belt ion population are found to compare favorably with reported Voyager 1 observations of ions in the energy range 0.2-30 MeV. Solution profiles for the flux-tube content of the cool Iogenic ion population typically favor a gradient near L = 7.5 of between one-half and one-third of the value originally reported by Bagenal and Sullivan (1981) and Siscoe et al. (1981). The model solutions are characterized by unexpectedly low values of the precipitation parameter.

  13. Modeling of UF{sub 6} enrichment with gas centrifuges for nuclear safeguards activities

    SciTech Connect

    Mercurio, G.; Peerani, P.; Richir, P.; Janssens, W.; Eklund, G. [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements Via Fermi, 2749-TP181,20127 Ispra (Italy)

    2012-09-26

    The physical modeling of uranium isotopes ({sup 235}U, {sup 238}U) separation process by centrifugation of is a key aspect for predicting the nuclear fuel enrichment plant performances under surveillance by the Nuclear Safeguards Authorities. In this paper are illustrated some aspects of the modeling of fast centrifuges for UF{sub 6} gas enrichment and of a typical cascade enrichment plant with the Theoretical Centrifuge and Cascade Simulator (TCCS). The background theory for reproducing the flow field characteristics of a centrifuge is derived from the work of Cohen where the separation parameters are calculated using the solution of a differential enrichment equation. In our case we chose to solve the hydrodynamic equations for the motion of a compressible fluid in a centrifugal field using the Berman - Olander vertical velocity radial distribution and the solution was obtained using the Matlab software tool. The importance of a correct estimation of the centrifuge separation parameters at different flow regimes, lies in the possibility to estimate in a reliable way the U enrichment plant performances, once the separation external parameters are set (feed flow rate and feed, product and tails assays). Using the separation parameters of a single centrifuge allow to determine the performances of an entire cascade and, for this purpose; the software Simulink was used. The outputs of the calculation are the concentrations (assays) and the flow rates of the enriched (product) and depleted (tails) gas mixture. These models represent a valid additional tool, in order to verify the compliance of the U enrichment plant operator declarations with the 'on site' inspectors' measurements.

  14. Modeling of UF6 enrichment with gas centrifuges for nuclear safeguards activities

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Mercurio, G.; Peerani, P.; Richir, P.; Janssens, W.; Eklund, G.

    2012-09-01

    The physical modeling of uranium isotopes (235U, 238U) separation process by centrifugation of is a key aspect for predicting the nuclear fuel enrichment plant performances under surveillance by the Nuclear Safeguards Authorities. In this paper are illustrated some aspects of the modeling of fast centrifuges for UF6 gas enrichment and of a typical cascade enrichment plant with the Theoretical Centrifuge and Cascade Simulator (TCCS). The background theory for reproducing the flow field characteristics of a centrifuge is derived from the work of Cohen [1] where the separation parameters are calculated using the solution of a differential enrichment equation. In our case we chose to solve the hydrodynamic equations for the motion of a compressible fluid in a centrifugal field using the Berman - Olander vertical velocity radial distribution [2] and the solution was obtained using the Matlab software tool [3]. The importance of a correct estimation of the centrifuge separation parameters at different flow regimes, lies in the possibility to estimate in a reliable way the U enrichment plant performances, once the separation external parameters are set (feed flow rate and feed, product and tails assays)[4]. Using the separation parameters of a single centrifuge allow to determine the performances of an entire cascade and, for this purpose; the software Simulink [3] was used. The outputs of the calculation are the concentrations (assays) and the flow rates of the enriched (product) and depleted (tails) gas mixture. These models represent a valid additional tool, in order to verify the compliance of the U enrichment plant operator declarations with the "on site" inspectors' measurements.

  15. Design and operation of the world's highest pressure gas injection centrifugal compressors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. H. Jr. Geary; L. P. Damratowski; C. Seyer

    1976-01-01

    This study discusses the design features and operational case histories of high pressure, centrifugal gas-injection compressors. These compressors are currently being operated in the Phillips Group-Ekofisk, North Sea Project. High density gas compression can involve a problem called subsynchronous rotor whirl in centrifugal compressors. The methods of attacking and solving this problem are discussed. It is concluded that centrifugal compressors

  16. Parallel centrifugal gas compressors can be controlled more effectively

    SciTech Connect

    Staroselsky, N.; Ladin, L.

    1986-11-03

    Energy efficiency of parallel, centrifugal gas compressors can be improved by controlling the compressors to unload simultaneously to their surge limits. Simultaneous unloading to the surge limits can also allow more precise pressure control, provide better compressor protection, and allow simpler automated control systems. Specific power consumption is also offered as an improved definition of energy efficiency. Because polytropic efficiency, the most common efficiency measure, defines only the energy efficiency to compress a gas between the inlet port and the discharge port of a compressor, it does not account for the efficiency of gas delivery to the user. Specific power consumption includes energy costs that must be paid for but which are not accounted for by polytropic efficiency. This first of two articles discusses the concept of simultaneous loading and unloading of centrifugal compressors and compares the method with other control strategies. The concept of specific power consumption is also defined. The conclusion describes an algorithm for simultaneous loading and unloading to the surge limit. The efficiency and reliability of centrifugal compressors can be severely limited by the control system. Less-than-effective controls, rather than mechanical design, is often the cause of lost efficiency, shutdowns, and damage.

  17. Advanced technology for enrichment monitoring for gas centrifuge enrichment plants

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. D. Ianakiev; J. M. Goda; T. R. Hill; C. E. Moss; J. J. Ong; M. T. Paffett; R. F. Parker; M. T. Swinhoe

    2009-01-01

    We report our developments of the next generation of uranium enrichment monitoring technology for gas centrifuge enrichment\\u000a plants (GCEPs). The main challenge presented by current technology is the need for periodic replacement of the short half-life\\u000a (1.27 year) 109Cd transmission source. We report on a transmission source at the 22.1 keV K-edge of ruthenium based on an X-ray tube with\\u000a a “notch”

  18. Separation of carbon dioxide and methane in continuous countercurrent gas centrifuges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ralph van Wissen; Michael Golombok; J. J. H. Brouwers

    2005-01-01

    The goal of this study is to determine the order of magnitude of the maximum achievable separation for decontaminating a natural gas well using a gas centrifuge. Previously established analytical approximations are not applicable for natural gas decontamination. Numerical simulations based on the batch case show that although the separative strength of the centrifuge is quite good, its throughput is

  19. Computing experiments for study of cadmium isotope separation by gas centrifuges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. M. Aisen; V. D. Borisevich; D. V. Potapov; A. I. Rudnev; G. A. Sulaberidze; A. V. Tikhomirov

    1998-01-01

    The basic regularities for enrichment of the 116Cd isotope in the form of cadmium dimethyl in a single gas centrifuge and a square cascade of gas centrifuges have been studied by means of numerical simulation techniques. In these computing experiments it has been found the influence of a loss of the process gas due to its partial decomposition to enrichment

  20. New generation enrichment monitoring technology for gas centrifuge enrichment plants

    SciTech Connect

    Ianakiev, Kiril D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Alexandrov, Boian S. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boyer, Brian D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hill, Thomas R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Macarthur, Duncan W. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Marks, Thomas [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moss, Calvin E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sheppard, Gregory A. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-06-13

    The continuous enrichment monitor, developed and fielded in the 1990s by the International Atomic Energy Agency, provided a go-no-go capability to distinguish between UF{sub 6} containing low enriched (approximately 4% {sup 235}U) and highly enriched (above 20% {sup 235}U) uranium. This instrument used the 22-keV line from a {sup 109}Cd source as a transmission source to achieve a high sensitivity to the UF{sub 6} gas absorption. The 1.27-yr half-life required that the source be periodically replaced and the instrument recalibrated. The instrument's functionality and accuracy were limited by the fact that measured gas density and gas pressure were treated as confidential facility information. The modern safeguarding of a gas centrifuge enrichment plant producing low-enriched UF{sub 6} product aims toward a more quantitative flow and enrichment monitoring concept that sets new standards for accuracy stability, and confidence. An instrument must be accurate enough to detect the diversion of a significant quantity of material, have virtually zero false alarms, and protect the operator's proprietary process information. We discuss a new concept for advanced gas enrichment assay measurement technology. This design concept eliminates the need for the periodic replacement of a radioactive source as well as the need for maintenance by experts. Some initial experimental results will be presented.

  1. Use of Neural Network for the Simulation of a Gas Centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. C. P. MIGLIAVACCA; C. A. O. NASCIMENTO; C. RODORIGUES

    1999-01-01

    The prediction by a mathematical model of the separation of uranium isotopes using a gas centrifuge process is a hard task. The gas motion can be described by analytical or numerical solutions of the system of equations defined by the equation of continuity, the Navier-Stokes equation and the equation of energy. However, these calculations cannot be performed for actual centrifuges.Neural

  2. Analysis of Gas Centrifuge Cascade for Separation of Multicomponent Isotopes and Optimal Feed Position

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chuntong Ying; Hongjiang Wu; Mingsheng Zhou; Yuguang Nie; Guangjun Liu

    1997-01-01

    Analysis of the concentration distribution in a gas centrifuge cascade for separation of multicomponent isotope mixtures is different from that in a cascade for separation of two-component mixtures. This paper presents the governing equations for a multicomponent isotope separation cascade. Numerically predicted separation factors for the gas centrifuge cascade agree well with the experimental data. A theoretical optimal feed position

  3. Solution of the Diffusion Equations in a Gas Centrifuge for Separation of Multi component Mixtures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chuntong Ying; Zhixiong Guo; Houston G. Wood

    1996-01-01

    The demand for stable isotopes in physical and chemical research and in medical diagnostics is growing, and the gas centrifuge process is able to provide large quantities of stable isotopes. A set of diffusion equations describing separation in a gas centrifuge for a multi component mixture is established. These equations involve general diffusion coefficients. Using the radial averaging method and

  4. India's Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Program: Growing Capacity for Military Purposes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Albright; Susan Basu

    This report traces the history of India's centrifuge enrichment program and assesses its current and projected enrichment capacity based on publicly available procurement data and other publicly available information, which were analyzed using specialized software. Our conclusion is that India is currently operating between 2,000 and 3,000 centrifuges at the Rare Materials Project (RMP), India's primary centrifuge enrichment facility approximately

  5. Systems approach used in the Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant

    SciTech Connect

    Rooks, W.A. Jr.

    1982-01-01

    A requirement exists for effective and efficient transfer of technical knowledge from the design engineering team to the production work force. Performance-Based Training (PBT) is a systematic approach to the design, development, and implementation of technical training. This approach has been successfully used by the US Armed Forces, industry, and other organizations. The advantages of the PBT approach are: cost-effectiveness (lowest life-cycle training cost), learning effectiveness, reduced implementation time, and ease of administration. The PBT process comprises five distinctive and rigorous phases: Analysis of Job Performance, Design of Instructional Strategy, Development of Training Materials and Instructional Media, Validation of Materials and Media, and Implementation of the Instructional Program. Examples from the Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP) are used to illustrate the application of PBT.

  6. Determining the actual gas-dynamic characteristics of centrifugal natural gas compressors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. A. Bykov; O. G. Bykova; S. V. Izbash; V. V. Talpash

    2006-01-01

    A method has been devised for determining the actual gas-dynamic characteristics of a centrifugal compressor (CC). A procedure\\u000a is given for calculating those characteristics for worn CC by reference to the maker’s panel ones.

  7. Characteristics of the Gas Centrifuge for Uranium Enrichment and Their Relevance for Nuclear Weapon Proliferation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    ALEXANDER GLASER

    2008-01-01

    This article presents an analytical model, originally developed in the 1980s, for the gas centrifuge and uses this methodology to determine the main design and operational characteristics of several hypothetical centrifuge designs. A series of simulations for a typical first-generation machine is used to assess the relevance of important breakout scenarios, including batch recycling and cascade interconnection, using either natural

  8. Review of the gas centrifuge until 1962. Part II: Principles of high-speed rotation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stanley Whitley

    1984-01-01

    The principles of the separation physics of the gas centrifuge were described in Part I of this review. In this second section the principles involved in spinning the rotors of these centrifuges are described. Three types of rotor can be identified, depending on the ratio of length to diameter. If the rotor is very short, length-diameter ratio less than one,

  9. Rotor dynamic analysis of GCEP (Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant) Tails Withdrawal Test Facility AC12 compressor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1982-01-01

    The reliable operation of the centrifugal compressors utilized in the gaseous diffusion process is of great importance due to the critical function of these machines in product and tails withdrawal, cascade purge and evacuation processes, the purge cascade and product booster applications. The same compressors will be used in equally important applications within the Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP). In

  10. Analysis of gas centrifuge cascade for separation of multicomponent isotopes and optimal feed position

    SciTech Connect

    Chuntong Ying; Hongjiang Wu; Mingsheng Zhou; Yuguang Nie; Guangjun Liu [Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China)

    1997-10-01

    Analysis of the concentration distribution in a gas centrifuge cascade for separation of multicomponent isotope mixtures is different from that in a cascade for separation of two-component mixtures. This paper presents the governing equations for a multicomponent isotope separation cascade. Numerically predicted separation factors for the gas centrifuge cascade agree well with the experimental data. A theoretical optimal feed position is derived for a short square cascade for a two-component mixture in a close-separation case. The optimal feed position for a gas centrifuge cascade for separation of multicomponent mixture is discussed.

  11. New Measures to Safeguard Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants

    SciTech Connect

    Whitaker, Jr., James [ORNL; Garner, James R [ORNL; Whitaker, Michael [ORNL; Lockwood, Dunbar [U.S. Department of Energy, NNSA; Gilligan, Kimberly V [ORNL; Younkin, James R [ORNL; Hooper, David A [ORNL; Henkel, James J [ORNL; Krichinsky, Alan M [ORNL

    2011-01-01

    As Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants (GCEPs) increase in separative work unit (SWU) capacity, the current International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) model safeguards approach needs to be strengthened. New measures to increase the effectiveness of the safeguards approach are being investigated that will be mutually beneficial to the facility operators and the IAEA. One of the key concepts being studied for application at future GCEPs is embracing joint use equipment for process monitoring of load cells at feed and withdrawal (F/W) stations. A mock F/W system was built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to generate and collect F/W data from an analogous system. The ORNL system has been used to collect data representing several realistic normal process and off-normal (including diversion) scenarios. Emphasis is placed on the novelty of the analysis of data from the sensors as well as the ability to build information out of raw data, which facilitates a more effective and efficient verification process. This paper will provide a progress report on recent accomplishments and next steps.

  12. Multi-Isotope Separation in a Gas Centrifuge Using Onsager's Pancake Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Houston G. Wood; Thomas C. Mason; Soubbaramayer

    1996-01-01

    A method is developed to compute the optimal multi-isotope separation in a gas centrifuge. The method relies on three models: Onsager's pancake equation, diffusion equations written for each isotope, and an optimization routine. Onsager's equation, well studied in the past for UF6, is adapted to multi-isotope gas mixtures, focusing on the three drives generating the countercurrent flow in practical centrifuges:

  13. Defining the needs for gas centrifuge enrichment plants advanced safeguards

    SciTech Connect

    Boyer, Brian David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Erpenbeck, Heather H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miller, Karen A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ianakiev, Kiril [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Marlowe, Johnna B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01

    Current safeguards approaches used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to verify declared low-enriched (LEU) production, detect undeclared LEU production and detect highly enriched uranium (HEU) production with adequate detection probability using nondestructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector for operation, during inspections to verify the mass and {sup 235}U enrichment of declared UF{sub 6} containers used in the process of enrichment at GCEPs. In verifying declared LEU production, the inspectors also take samples for off-site destructive assay (DA) which provide accurate data, with 0.1% to 0.5% measurement uncertainty, on the enrichment of the UF{sub 6} feed, tails, and product. However, taking samples of UF{sub 6} for off-site analysis is a much more labor and resource intensive exercise for the operator and inspector. Furthermore, the operator must ship the samples off-site to the IAEA laboratory which delays the timeliness of results and interruptions to the continuity of knowledge (CofK) of the samples during their storage and transit. This paper contains an analysis of possible improvements in unattended and attended NDA systems such as process monitoring and possible on-site analysis of DA samples that could reduce the uncertainty of the inspector's measurements and provide more effective and efficient IAEA GCEPs safeguards. We also introduce examples advanced safeguards systems that could be assembled for unattended operation.

  14. Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant: a future transportation challenge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. B. Brooks; C. L. Jr. Ford

    1983-01-01

    Transportation costs for the movement of centrifuge components will amount to approximately $25 million, while cost of special containers will amount to an additional $20 to $25 million for fabrication and maintenance. The magnitude of shipments involved, variety of transportation service needs, and specific sheduling requirements demand extremely high levels of planning and coordinating. Shipments of certain types included in

  15. On the enrichment of low-abundant isotopes of light chemical elements by gas centrifuges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. D Borisevich; O. E Morozov; Yu. P Zaozerskiy; G. M Shmelev; Yu. D Shipilov

    2000-01-01

    A brief review of the main areas for the application of the isotopes 15N and 13C is made. Separation of the nitrogen isotopes in a single gas centrifuge in the form of pure nitrogen, ammonia, and trifluoride of nitrogen as well as the carbon isotopes in the form of carbon dioxide has been studied by means of numerical simulation. The

  16. TRANSIENT PROCESS IN GAS CENTRIFUGE CASCADES FOR SEPARATION OF MULTICOMPONENT ISOTOPE MIXTURES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shi Zeng; Chuntong Ying

    2001-01-01

    The transient process is studied in gas centrifuge cascades for separation of multicomponent isotope mixtures. Two important practical factors, the holdups in connecting pipes among separation stages and material losses, are taken into account in the partial differential-difference equations that describe the concentration distribution of components. The equations are solved at each time step through the q-iteration method. The effects

  17. Gas temperature and centrifugal distortion constant determination from profiles of rotational Raman interferometric spectra

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. J. Barrett

    1976-01-01

    Gas temperatures and centrifugal distortion constants can be determined by means of a computer program which simulates the Fabry-Perot interferograms of rotational Raman spectra. This computer program takes into account the instrumental broadening factors of the Fabry-Perot interferometer along with Doppler and pressure broadening of the spectral lines. Variations in the profiles of the computed interferograms for nitrogen were studied

  18. Load cell monitoring in Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants: Potentialities for improved safeguard verifications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roland Carchon; Luc Dechamp; Lars Gustav Eklund; Willem Janssens; Giovanni Mercurio; Paolo Peerani; Patrice Richir

    2011-01-01

    This paper describes the principle of load cell monitoring in Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants (GCEPs) and how this technique can be implemented in order to improve nuclear safeguards in these kinds of installations.We present a few different possibilities of exploitation of the data that can be obtained by acquiring in continuous mode the weights of the cylinders in the feed

  19. Gas centrifuge enrichment plants inspection frequency and remote monitoring issues for advanced safeguards implementation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian David Boyer; Heather H Erpenbeck; Karen A Miller; Kiril D Ianakiev; Benjamin A Reimold; Steven L Ward; John Howell

    2010-01-01

    Current safeguards approaches used by the IAEA at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to verify declared low enriched uranium (LEU) production, detect undeclared LEU production and detect high enriched uranium (BEU) production with adequate probability using non destructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector for operation,

  20. Overall Separation Factor in a Gas Centrifuge Using a Purely Axial Flow Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Juan Hu; Chuntong Ying; Shi Zeng

    2005-01-01

    A unit molar weight mass difference diffusion equation was derived and solved by the radial averaging approximation method for binary component isotopes. There was no limit to the range of concentration value. The expression of ?0 was given for arbitrary concentrations. In addition, the analytical solution of a purely axial flow in a gas centrifuge was obtained by a linearized

  1. Review of the gas centrifuge until 1962. Part I: Principles of separation physics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stanley Whitley

    1984-01-01

    There are two sets of principles involved in the development of the gas centrifuge, the internal separation physics and the external means of spinning a rotor at very high speeds. Only the first aspect is discussed in this part of the review. First, the industrial requirement for the separation of the uranium isotopes is defined so that the separation history

  2. Analysis of the effectiveness of gas centrifuge enrichment plants advanced safeguards

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brian David Boyer; Heather H Erpenbeck; Karen A Miller; Martyn T Swinjoe; Kiril D Ianakiev; Johnna B Marlow

    2010-01-01

    Current safeguards approaches used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to verify declared low-enriched uranium (LEU) production, detect undeclared LEU production and detect highly enriched uranium (HEU) production with adequate detection probability using non destructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of

  3. Numerical methods for solving some fluid mechanics problems met in a strongly rotating gas centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. P. La Hargue; Soub Baramayer

    1981-01-01

    The communication is presented in the form of a computer-animation movie, made from the output data of three numerical models. These models have been built to investigate in a gas centrifuge respectively the flow, the species separation and the optimization of the flow field. The figures heredown have been extracted from the movie.

  4. Stability analysis and testing of a train of centrifugal compressors for high pressure gas injection

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. A. Memmott

    1999-01-01

    This paper describes the rotor dynamic stability analysis and the PTC-10 Class 1 test of a three body centrifugal compressor train for high pressure natural gas injection services. This train had a full load full pressure string test on hydrocarbon gases to a final discharge pressure of 500 BAR (7250 PSIA). Each compressor is of the back to back configuration,

  5. Experience in full-load testing of natural gas centrifugal compressors for rotordynamics improvements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Gelin; J.-M. Pugnet; D. Bolusset; P. Friez

    1997-01-01

    During full-load shop tests under natural gas, two multistage centrifugal compressors exhibited subsynchronous vibrations. Both of them are low-flow, high-pressure, high rotational speed compressors, and are fitted with tilting and bearings and dry gas seals. A rotating stall problem was first eliminated by a modification of the diffuser geometry. Then, aerodynamic excitations caused the rotors to operate at their stability

  6. CFD Simulation of 3D Flow field in a Gas Centrifuge

    SciTech Connect

    Dongjun Jiang; Shi Zeng [Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084 (China)

    2006-07-01

    A CFD method was used to study the whole flow field in a gas centrifuge. In this paper, the VSM (Vector Splitting Method) of the FVM (Finite Volume Method) was used to solve the 3D Navier-Stokes equations. An implicit second-order upwind scheme was adopted. The numerical simulation was successfully performed on a parallel cluster computer and a convergence result was obtained. The simulation shows that: in the withdrawal chamber, a strong detached shock wave is formed in front of the scoop; as the radial position increases, the shock becomes stronger and the distance to scoop front surface is smaller. An oblique shock forms in the clearance between the scoop and the centrifuge wall; behind the shock-wave, the radially-inward motion of gas is induced because of the imbalance of the pressure gradient and the centrifugal force. In the separation chamber, a countercurrent is introduced. This indicates that CFD method can be used to study the complex three-dimensional flow field of gas centrifuges. (authors)

  7. Centrifugal compression of soft particle packings: theory and experiment.

    PubMed

    Nordstrom, K N; Verneuil, E; Ellenbroek, W G; Lubensky, T C; Gollub, J P; Durian, D J

    2010-10-01

    An exact method is developed for computing the height of an elastic medium subjected to centrifugal compression, for arbitrary constitutive relation between stress and strain. Example solutions are obtained for power-law media and for cases where the stress diverges at a critical strain--for example as required by packings composed of deformable but incompressible particles. Experimental data are presented for the centrifugal compression of thermo-responsive N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) microgel beads in water. For small radial acceleration, the results are consistent with Hertzian elasticity, and are analyzed in terms of the Young elastic modulus of the bead material. For large radial acceleration, the sample compression asymptotes to a value corresponding to a space-filling particle volume fraction of unity. Therefore we conclude that the gel beads are incompressible, and deform without deswelling. In addition, we find that the Young elastic modulus of the particulate gel material scales with cross-link density raised to the power 3.3±0.8, somewhat larger than the Flory expectation. PMID:21230273

  8. Centrifugal compression of soft particle packings: Theory and experiment

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Nordstrom, K. N.; Verneuil, E.; Ellenbroek, W. G.; Lubensky, T. C.; Gollub, J. P.; Durian, D. J.

    2010-10-01

    An exact method is developed for computing the height of an elastic medium subjected to centrifugal compression, for arbitrary constitutive relation between stress and strain. Example solutions are obtained for power-law media and for cases where the stress diverges at a critical strain—for example as required by packings composed of deformable but incompressible particles. Experimental data are presented for the centrifugal compression of thermo-responsive N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) microgel beads in water. For small radial acceleration, the results are consistent with Hertzian elasticity, and are analyzed in terms of the Young elastic modulus of the bead material. For large radial acceleration, the sample compression asymptotes to a value corresponding to a space-filling particle volume fraction of unity. Therefore we conclude that the gel beads are incompressible, and deform without deswelling. In addition, we find that the Young elastic modulus of the particulate gel material scales with cross-link density raised to the power 3.3±0.8 , somewhat larger than the Flory expectation.

  9. Centrifugal compression of soft particle packings - theory and experiment

    E-print Network

    K. N. Nordstrom; E. Verneuil; W. G. Ellenbroek; T. C. Lubensky; J. P. Gollub; D. J. Durian

    2010-09-15

    An exact method is developed for computing the height of an elastic medium subjected to centrifugal compression, for arbitrary constitutive relation between stress and strain. Example solutions are obtained for power-law media and for cases where the stress diverges at a critical strain -- for example as required by packings composed of deformable but incompressible particles. Experimental data are presented for the centrifugal compression of thermo-responsive N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPA) microgel beads in water. For small radial acceleration, the results are consistent with Hertzian elasticity, and are analyzed in terms of the Young elastic modulus of the bead material. For large radial acceleration, the sample compression asymptotes to a value corresponding to a space-filling particle volume fraction of unity. Therefore we conclude that the gel beads are incompressible, and deform without deswelling. In addition, we find that the Young elastic modulus of the particulate gel material scales with cross-link density raised to the power 3.3+-0.8, somewhat larger than the Flory expectation.

  10. Verification of software codes for simulation of unsteady flows in a gas centrifuge

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Abramov, V. A.; Bogovalov, S. V.; Borisevich, V. D.; Borman, V. D.; Kislov, V. A.; Tronin, I. V.; Tronin, V. N.; Yupatov, S. V.

    2013-06-01

    A simple semi-analytical solution is proposed for the problem of an unsteady gas flow in a gas centrifuge. The circulation in the centrifuge is driven by a source/sink of energy and by an external force (deceleration/acceleration of the gas rotation) acting on the gas at a given frequency. In the semi-analytical solution, the rotor is infinite, while the given forces vary harmonically with a given wave-length along the axial coordinate. As a result, the unsteady flow problem is reduced to a system of ordinary differential equations, which can be quickly solved to any prescribed accuracy. This problem is proposed for verifying numerical codes designed for the simulation of unsteady processes in gas centrifuges. A similar unsteady problem is solved numerically, in which case the cylinder is finite with the rotor length equal to the wavelength of the external force along the axis of rotation. The periodicity of the solution is set at end faces of the cylinder. As an example, the semi-analytical solution is compared with the numerical one obtained with these boundary conditions. The comparison confirms that the problem formulations are equivalent in both cases.

  11. Solution of the pancake model for flow in a gas centrifuge by means of a temperature potential

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Rebecca Bourn; Todd E. Peterson; Houston G. Wood

    1998-01-01

    Gas centrifuges were originally developed for the purpose of enriching uranium in the fissionable isotope U235 to provide fuel for nuclear power reactors. Today, a major application is the enrichment of stable isotopes for a variety of purposes for research in physics, materials and medicine. The re-design of the centrifuges for the new purposes makes good use of computational experiments

  12. Source-sink flow in a gas centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takuya Matsuda; Takeo Sakurai; Hidenori Takeda

    1975-01-01

    We consider steady nonaxisymmetric source-sink flow of a perfect gas in a rapidly rotating circular cylinder for the case in which the sources and the sinks are distributed on the top and bottom. We apply a linearized analysis to a small perturbation from the state of rigid-body rotation. We show that the radial pressure gradient plays an important role in

  13. Gas diffusion as a new fluidic unit operation for centrifugal microfluidic platforms.

    PubMed

    Ymbern, Oriol; Sández, Natàlia; Calvo-López, Antonio; Puyol, Mar; Alonso-Chamarro, Julian

    2014-03-01

    A centrifugal microfluidic platform prototype with an integrated membrane for gas diffusion is presented for the first time. The centrifugal platform allows multiple and parallel analysis on a single disk and integrates at least ten independent microfluidic subunits, which allow both calibration and sample determination. It is constructed with a polymeric substrate material and it is designed to perform colorimetric determinations by the use of a simple miniaturized optical detection system. The determination of three different analytes, sulfur dioxide, nitrite and carbon dioxide, is carried out as a proof of concept of a versatile microfluidic system for the determination of analytes which involve a gas diffusion separation step during the analytical procedure. PMID:24448693

  14. Aerodynamically induced radial forces in a centrifugal gas compressor: Part 2 -- Computational investigation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. B. Flathers; G. E. Bache?

    1999-01-01

    Radial loads and direction of a centrifugal gas compressor containing a high specific speed mixed flow impeller and a single tongue volute were determined both experimentally and computationally at both design and off-design conditions. The experimental methodology was developed in conjunction with a traditional ASME PTC-10 closed-loop test to determine radial load and direction. The experimental study is detailed in

  15. A High Reliability Gas-driven Helium Cryogenic Centrifugal Compressor

    E-print Network

    Bonneton, M; Gistau-Baguer, Guy M; Turcat, F; Viennot, P

    1998-01-01

    A helium cryogenic compressor was developed and tested in real conditions in 1996. The achieved objective was to compress 0.018 kg/s Helium at 4 K @ 1000 Pa (10 mbar) up to 3000 Pa (30 mbar). This project was an opportunity to develop and test an interesting new concept in view of future needs. The main features of this new specific technology are described. Particular attention is paid to the gas bearing supported rotor and to the pneumatic driver. Trade off between existing technologies and the present work are presented with special stress on the bearing system and the driver. The advantages are discussed, essentially focused on life time and high reliability without maintenance as well as non pollution characteristic. Practical operational modes are also described together with the experimental performances of the compressor. The article concludes with a brief outlook of future work.

  16. Stability analysis and testing of a train of centrifugal compressors for high pressure gas injection

    SciTech Connect

    Memmott, E.A. [Dresser-Rand Co., Olean, NY (United States)

    1999-07-01

    This paper describes the rotor dynamic stability analysis and the PTC-10 Class 1 test of a three body centrifugal compressor train for high pressure natural gas injection services. This train had a full load full pressure string test on hydrocarbon gases to a final discharge pressure of 500 BAR (7250 PSIA). Each compressor is of the back to back configuration, and is equipped with tilting pad seals, damper bearings, and a honeycomb labyrinth at the division wall with shunt holes. The driver is a gas turbine.

  17. Review of the gas centrifuge until 1962. Part II: Principles of high-speed rotation

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Whitley, Stanley

    1984-01-01

    The principles of the separation physics of the gas centrifuge were described in Part I of this review. In this second section the principles involved in spinning the rotors of these centrifuges are described. Three types of rotor can be identified, depending on the ratio of length to diameter. If the rotor is very short, length-diameter ratio less than one, it is gyroscopically stable and easy to spin. If the length-diameter ratio is in the region of 4 or 5, the rotor behaves as a rigid body and is relatively easy to accelerate to speed; however, it has a tendency at full speed to exhibit gyroscopic precessions. Finally, if the length-diameter ratio is very large, the rotor becomes easy to stabilize gyroscopically, but it is difficult to get it to speed because long rotors are very flexible and have resonant frequencies of flexure lower than the operating speed. The problems of these three types of centrifuge (the rotor dynamics, the bearings used to support the rotor, and the stress analysis of the rotating components) were investigated in the last century as part of classical mechanics because of the emergence of steam turbines during the latter part of the industrial revolution. These early principles are briefly reviewed, with particular reference to the work of De Laval, who invented the principle of self-balancing, Reynolds and Evershed, who developed hydrodynamic and magnetic bearing, respectively, and Chree, who did the most extensive early work on the stress analysis of tubes and discs. The work is described as it applies to the centrifuges developed in America and Germany during the war and in the Soviet Union after the war. The work of Beams in America is described in most detail, since he and his colleagues developed all three types of centrifuge during the Manhattan Project. The other work described is that of Groth and Beyerle, who developed subcritical machines in Germany during the war, and of Steenbeck and Zippe, who helped to develop both subcritical and supercritical centrifuges in the Soviet Union after the war. Little of this latter work has been published, but Zippe redeveloped the subcritical machine at the University of Virginia. The description of this machine concludes the present review.

  18. Aerodynamically induced radial forces in a centrifugal gas compressor. Part 1: Experimental measurement

    SciTech Connect

    Moore, J.J.; Flathers, M.B. [Solar Turbines Inc., San Diego, CA (United States)

    1998-04-01

    Net radial loading arising from asymmetric pressure fields in the volutes of centrifugal pumps during off-design operation is well known and has been studied extensively. In order to achieve a marked improvement in overall efficiency in centrifugal gas compressors, vaneless volute diffusers are matched to specific impellers to yield improved performance over a wide application envelope. As observed in centrifugal pumps, nonuniform pressure distributions that develop during operation above and below the design flow create static radial loads on the rotor. In order to characterize these radial forces, a novel experimental measurement and post-processing technique is employed that yields both the magnitude and direction of the load by measuring the shaft centerline locus in the tilt-pad bearings. The method is applicable to any turbomachinery operating on fluid film radial bearings equipped with proximity probes. The forces are found to be a maximum near surge and increase with higher pressures and speeds. The results are nondimensionalized, allowing the radial loading for different operating conditions to be predicted.

  19. Rotor dynamic analysis of GCEP (Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant) Tails Withdrawal Test Facility AC-12 compressor

    SciTech Connect

    Spencer, J.W.

    1982-01-22

    The reliable operation of the centrifugal compressors utilized in the gaseous diffusion process is of great importance due to the critical function of these machines in product and tails withdrawal, cascade purge and evacuation processes, the purge cascade and product booster applications. The same compressors will be used in equally important applications within the Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant (GCEP). In response to concern over the excessive vibration exhibited by the AC-12 compressor in the No. 3 position of the GCEP Tails Withdrawal Test Facility, a rotor-bearing dynamic analysis was performed on the compressor. This analysis included the acquisition and reduction of compressor vibration data, characterization and modeling of the rotorbearing system, a computer dynamic study, and recommendations for machine modification. The compressor dynamic analysis was performed for rotor speeds of 9000 rpm and 7200 to 7800 rpm, which includes all possible opreating speeds of the compressor in the GCEP Test Facility. While the analysis was performed on this particular AC-12 compressor, the results should be pertinent to other AC-12 applications as well. Similar diagnostic and analytical techniques can be used to evaluate operation of other types of centrifugal compressors.

  20. The production characteristics of a solution gas-drive reservoir as measured on a centrifugal model

    E-print Network

    Goodwin, Robert Jennings

    1955-01-01

    LIBRARY A 8I M COLLEGE OF TEXAS THE PRODUCTION CHARACTERISTICS OF A SOLUTION GAS-DRIVE RESERVOIR AS MEASURED ON A CENTRIFUGAL MIODEL A Thesis Robert J. Goodwin Submitted to the Graduate School of the Agricultural and Mechanical College... One and Two 17 Effeci, s of Location of Fluid Withdrawal, Rate of Fiuid Production and F]uids on Per Cent of Stock Tank Oil Recovered from Model Reservoir f' or Fluids Three and Fouz' 17 Page Reservoir Fluid Properties and Average Production...

  1. Experience in full-load testing of natural gas centrifugal compressors for rotordynamics improvements

    SciTech Connect

    Gelin, A.; Pugnet, J.M.; Bolusset, D.; Friez, P. [Framatome, Le Creusot (France)

    1997-10-01

    During full-load shop tests under natural gas, two multistage centrifugal compressors exhibited subsynchronous vibrations. Both of them are low-flow, high-pressure, high rotational speed compressors, and are fitted with tilting and bearings and dry gas seals. A rotating stall problem was first eliminated by a modification of the diffuser geometry. Then, aerodynamic excitations caused the rotors to operate at their stability limit, and high vibration levels were observed at the first natural frequency. A complete rotordynamics analysis was performed in order to model precisely all the fluid-structure interactions. Modifications of the rotor designs were implemented, consisting in optimizing conveniently the bearing pads, replacing the toothed labyrinth seals of the balance pistons by damping honeycomb seals, fitting them with improved shunt hole systems. In addition, the dry gas seals were found to have been damaged, due to thermal effects, and further modifications were implemented to eliminate this problem. Final full load tests demonstrated a satisfactory behavior of both centrifugal compressors.

  2. Boundary layers in centrifugal compressors. [application of boundary layer theory to compressor design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Dean, R. C., Jr.

    1974-01-01

    The utility of boundary-layer theory in the design of centrifugal compressors is demonstrated. Boundary-layer development in the diffuser entry region is shown to be important to stage efficiency. The result of an earnest attempt to analyze this boundary layer with the best tools available is displayed. Acceptable prediction accuracy was not achieved. The inaccuracy of boundary-layer analysis in this case would result in stage efficiency prediction as much as four points low. Fluid dynamic reasons for analysis failure are discussed with support from flow data. Empirical correlations used today to circumnavigate the weakness of the theory are illustrated.

  3. Centrifugal reciprocating compressor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    High, W. H.

    1980-01-01

    Efficient compressor uses centrifugal force to compress gas. System incorporates two coupled dc motors, each driving separate centrifugal reciprocating-compressor assembly. Motors are synchronized to accelerate and decelerate alternately.

  4. 10 CFR Appendix B to Part 110 - Illustrative List of Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant Components Under NRC's Export Licensing...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...high speed multi-phase AC hysteresis (or...consist of multi-phase windings on a laminated...tube assembly of a gas centrifuge. The...Mass Spectrometers/Ion Sources: Especially...or tails from UF6 gas streams and having...greater than 320. 2. Ion sources...

  5. Realities of verifying the absence of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in gas centrifuge enrichment plants

    SciTech Connect

    Swindle, D.W.

    1990-03-01

    Over a two and one-half year period beginning in 1981, representatives of six countries (United States, United Kingdom, Federal Republic of Germany, Australia, The Netherlands, and Japan) and the inspectorate organizations of the International Atomic Energy Agency and EURATOM developed and agreed to a technically sound approach for verifying the absence of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in gas centrifuge enrichment plants. This effort, known as the Hexapartite Safeguards Project (HSP), led to the first international concensus on techniques and requirements for effective verification of the absence of weapons-grade nuclear materials production. Since that agreement, research and development has continued on the radiation detection technology-based technique that technically confirms the HSP goal is achievable. However, the realities of achieving the HSP goal of effective technical verification have not yet been fully attained. Issues such as design and operating conditions unique to each gas centrifuge plant, concern about the potential for sensitive technology disclosures, and on-site support requirements have hindered full implementation and operator support of the HSP agreement. In future arms control treaties that may limit or monitor fissile material production, the negotiators must recognize and account for the realities and practicalities in verifying the absence of HEU production. This paper will describe the experiences and realities of trying to achieve the goal of developing and implementing an effective approach for verifying the absence of HEU production. 3 figs.

  6. RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION DEVICES: EFFECTIVENESS IN IMPROVING SAFEGUARDS AT GAS-CENTRIFUGE URANIUM-ENRICHMENT PLANTS.

    SciTech Connect

    JOE,J.

    2007-07-08

    Recent advances in radio frequency identification devices (RFIDs) have engendered a growing interest among international safeguards experts. Potentially, RFIDs could reduce inspection work, viz. the number of inspections, number of samples, and duration of the visits, and thus improve the efficiency and effectiveness of international safeguards. This study systematically examined the applications of RFIDs for IAEA safeguards at large gas-centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs). These analyses are expected to help identify the requirements and desirable properties for RFIDs, to provide insights into which vulnerabilities matter most, and help formulate the required assurance tests. This work, specifically assesses the application of RFIDs for the ''Option 4'' safeguards approach, proposed by Bruce Moran, U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), for large gas-centrifuge uranium-enrichment plants. The features of ''Option 4'' safeguards include placing RFIDs on all feed, product and tails (F/P/T) cylinders, along with WID readers in all FP/T stations and accountability scales. Other features of Moran's ''Option 4'' are Mailbox declarations, monitoring of load-cell-based weighing systems at the F/P/T stations and accountability scales, and continuous enrichment monitors. Relevant diversion paths were explored to evaluate how RFIDs improve the efficiency and effectiveness of safeguards. Additionally, the analysis addresses the use of RFIDs in conjunction with video monitoring and neutron detectors in a perimeter-monitoring approach to show that RFIDs can help to detect unidentified cylinders.

  7. Gas turbine driven centrifugal compressors for gas storage and withdrawal applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. Hornberger; A. Wockenfuss; K. D. Schmidt

    1986-01-01

    The increasing acceptance of natural gas as primary energy in different market segments and the variance in consumption between the seasons require more and more buffer storage capacity, because of contracted constant gas supply quantities. The surplus gas becoming available during the summer time can be stored and withdrawn during the winter time for covering peak demands. Based on these

  8. A comparison of the gas-blast and centrifugal-accelerator erosion testers: The influence of particle dynamics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Deng; M. S. Bingley; M. S. A. Bradley; S. R. De Silva

    2008-01-01

    The gas-blast and centrifugal-accelerator testers are the two most commonly used erosion testers. An experimental and analytical study was made of the effect of particle characteristics (size, shape and concentration) on particle dynamics in each of these testers. Analysis showed that in the gas-blast tester both particle velocity and the dispersion angle of the particle jet were relatively sensitive to

  9. What happens when stems are embolized in a centrifuge? Testing the cavitron theory.

    PubMed

    Cai, Jing; Hacke, Uwe; Zhang, Shuoxin; Tyree, Melvin T

    2010-12-01

    Vulnerability curves (VCs) measure the ability of vessels to retain metastable water without embolisms that lower the hydraulic conductivity of stems. The fastest method of measuring VCs is the centrifuge technique and the Cochard cavitron is a method that allows measurement of hydraulic conductivity of stems while they are spinning. This paper describes the pattern of embolism that results after spinning the stems of hybrid aspen (Populus tremula×P. tremuloides) and two hybrid cottonwoods (P38P38 P. balsamifera×P. simonii and Northwest, which is a hybrid of P. deltoides×P. balsamifera). It is recognized that the pattern of embolism induced in a centrifuge ought to differ from the pattern during natural dehydration of plants because the profiles of tension vs distance greatly differ under the two modes of inducing stress. The pattern of embolism was visualized by a staining technique and quantified by traditional measurements of percentage loss conductivity (PLC) performed on subsample segments excised from spun stems. We found a pattern of embolism approximating that expected from theory: (1) PLC near the axis of rotation exceeded the average; (2) PLC was quite high near the ends of the stems, even though tension ought to be zero; (3) large vessels cavitated before small vessels; (4) more embolism occurred near the base than near the apex of the stems. However, we could not always scale up from subsample conductivity and PLC to whole-stem conductivity. This pattern of embolism is interpreted in terms of vessel diameter and vessel length. PMID:20663083

  10. A Finite-Difference Numerical Method for Onsager's Pancake Approximation for Fluid Flow in a Gas Centrifuge

    SciTech Connect

    de Stadler, M; Chand, K

    2007-11-12

    Gas centrifuges exhibit very complex flows. Within the centrifuge there is a rarefied region, a transition region, and a region with an extreme density gradient. The flow moves at hypersonic speeds and shock waves are present. However, the flow is subsonic in the axisymmetric plane. The analysis may be simplified by treating the flow as a perturbation of wheel flow. Wheel flow implies that the fluid is moving as a solid body. With the very large pressure gradient, the majority of the fluid is located very close to the rotor wall and moves at an azimuthal velocity proportional to its distance from the rotor wall; there is no slipping in the azimuthal plane. The fluid can be modeled as incompressible and subsonic in the axisymmetric plane. By treating the centrifuge as long, end effects can be appropriately modeled without performing a detailed boundary layer analysis. Onsager's pancake approximation is used to construct a simulation to model fluid flow in a gas centrifuge. The governing 6th order partial differential equation is broken down into an equivalent coupled system of three equations and then solved numerically. In addition to a discussion on the baseline solution, known problems and future work possibilities are presented.

  11. In-Born Radio Frequency Identification Devices for Safeguards Use at Gas-Centrifuge Enrichment Plants

    SciTech Connect

    Ward,R.; Rosenthal,M.

    2009-07-12

    Global expansion of nuclear power has made the need for improved safeguards measures at Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants (GCEPs) imperative. One technology under consideration for safeguards applications is Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs). RFIDs have the potential to increase IAEA inspector"s efficiency and effectiveness either by reducing the number of inspection visits necessary or by reducing inspection effort at those visits. This study assesses the use of RFIDs as an integral component of the "Option 4" safeguards approach developed by Bruce Moran, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), for a model GCEP [1]. A previous analysis of RFIDs was conducted by Jae Jo, Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), which evaluated the effectiveness of an RFID tag applied by the facility operator [2]. This paper presents a similar evaluation carried out in the framework of Jo’s paper, but it is predicated on the assumption that the RFID tag is applied by the manufacturer at the birth of the cylinder, rather than by the operator. Relevant diversion scenarios are examined to determine if RFIDs increase the effectiveness and/ or efficiency of safeguards in these scenarios. Conclusions on the benefits offered to inspectors by using in-born RFID tagging are presented.

  12. Analysis of the effectiveness of gas centrifuge enrichment plants advanced safeguards

    SciTech Connect

    Boyer, Brian David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Erpenbeck, Heather H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miller, Karen A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinjoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ianakiev, Kiril D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Marlow, Johnna B [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01

    Current safeguards approaches used by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to verify declared low-enriched uranium (LEU) production, detect undeclared LEU production and detect highly enriched uranium (HEU) production with adequate detection probability using non destructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector for operation, during inspections to verify the mass and 235U enrichment of declared UF6 containers used in the process of enrichment at GCEPs. This paper contains an analysis of possible improvements in unattended and attended NDA systems including process monitoring and possible on-site destructive assay (DA) of samples that could reduce the uncertainty of the inspector's measurements. These improvements could reduce the difference between the operator's and inspector's measurements providing more effective and efficient IAEA GCEPs safeguards. We also explore how a few advanced safeguards systems could be assembled for unattended operation. The analysis will focus on how unannounced inspections (UIs), and the concept of information-driven inspections (IDS) can affect probability of detection of the diversion of nuclear materials when coupled to new GCEPs safeguards regimes augmented with unattended systems.

  13. A Monte Carlo Analysis of Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant Process Load Cell Data

    SciTech Connect

    Garner, James R [ORNL; Whitaker, J Michael [ORNL

    2013-01-01

    As uranium enrichment plants increase in number, capacity, and types of separative technology deployed (e.g., gas centrifuge, laser, etc.), more automated safeguards measures are needed to enable the IAEA to maintain safeguards effectiveness in a fiscally constrained environment. Monitoring load cell data can significantly increase the IAEA s ability to efficiently achieve the fundamental safeguards objective of confirming operations as declared (i.e., no undeclared activities), but care must be taken to fully protect the operator s proprietary and classified information related to operations. Staff at ORNL, LANL, JRC/ISPRA, and University of Glasgow are investigating monitoring the process load cells at feed and withdrawal (F/W) stations to improve international safeguards at enrichment plants. A key question that must be resolved is what is the necessary frequency of recording data from the process F/W stations? Several studies have analyzed data collected at a fixed frequency. This paper contributes to load cell process monitoring research by presenting an analysis of Monte Carlo simulations to determine the expected errors caused by low frequency sampling and its impact on material balance calculations.

  14. Gas centrifuge enrichment plants inspection frequency and remote monitoring issues for advanced safeguards implementation

    SciTech Connect

    Boyer, Brian David [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Erpenbeck, Heather H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Miller, Karen A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ianakiev, Kiril D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Reimold, Benjamin A [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Ward, Steven L [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Howell, John [GLASGOW UNIV.

    2010-09-13

    Current safeguards approaches used by the IAEA at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to verify declared low enriched uranium (LEU) production, detect undeclared LEU production and detect high enriched uranium (BEU) production with adequate probability using non destructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector for operation, during inspections to verify the mass and {sup 235}U enrichment of declared cylinders of uranium hexafluoride that are used in the process of enrichment at GCEPs. This paper contains an analysis of how possible improvements in unattended and attended NDA systems including process monitoring and possible on-site destructive analysis (DA) of samples could reduce the uncertainty of the inspector's measurements providing more effective and efficient IAEA GCEPs safeguards. We have also studied a few advanced safeguards systems that could be assembled for unattended operation and the level of performance needed from these systems to provide more effective safeguards. The analysis also considers how short notice random inspections, unannounced inspections (UIs), and the concept of information-driven inspections can affect probability of detection of the diversion of nuclear material when coupled to new GCEPs safeguards regimes augmented with unattended systems. We also explore the effects of system failures and operator tampering on meeting safeguards goals for quantity and timeliness and the measures needed to recover from such failures and anomalies.

  15. Aerodynamically induced radial forces in a centrifugal gas compressor: Part 2 -- Computational investigation

    SciTech Connect

    Flathers, M.B.; Bache, G.E.

    1999-10-01

    Radial loads and direction of a centrifugal gas compressor containing a high specific speed mixed flow impeller and a single tongue volute were determined both experimentally and computationally at both design and off-design conditions. The experimental methodology was developed in conjunction with a traditional ASME PTC-10 closed-loop test to determine radial load and direction. The experimental study is detailed in Part 1 of this paper (Moore and Flathers, 1998). The computational method employs a commercially available, fully three-dimensional viscous code to analyze the impeller and the volute interaction. An uncoupled scheme was initially used where the impeller and volute were analyzed as separate models using a common vaneless diffuser geometry. The two calculations were then repeated until the boundary conditions at a chosen location in the common vaneless diffuser were nearly the same. Subsequently, a coupled scheme was used where the entire stage geometry was analyzed in one calculation, thus eliminating the need for manual iteration of the two independent calculations. In addition to radial load and direction information, this computational procedure also provided aerodynamic stage performance. The effect of impeller front face and rear face cavities was also quantified. The paper will discuss computational procedures, including grid generation and boundary conditions, as well as comparisons of the various computational schemes to experiment. The results of this study will show the limitations and benefits of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for determination of radial load, direction, and aerodynamic stage performance.

  16. A Study on Effect of Centrifugal Force on Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flow in a Spiral Tube

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Asano, Hitoshi; Takenaka, Nobuyuki

    To clarify the effect of the centrifugal force on phase distribution of gas-liquid two-phase flow, air-water two-phase annular flows in an Archimedes spiral tube were visualized by thermal neutron radiography, and the two-dimensional void fraction distributions were quantitatively measured by an umbra method. An aluminum tube of 8 mm I.D. was coiled in a plane and placed vertically. The cross-sectional averaged void fractions were correlated by the drift flux model for each flow direction. From the two dimensional void fraction distributions, the center of liquid mass under each condition was measured. The condition of inversion whether the liquid phase tends to flow along the inside or outside of spiral tube could be obtained. The condition of the inversion could be correlated by the ratio of body force on the gas and the liquid phases, that is, centrifugal force and gravity.

  17. Theoretical and Experimental Study of a Non-stationary Isotope Separation Process in a Gas Centrifuge Cascade

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shi Zeng; Mingshen Zhou; Chuntong Ying

    2003-01-01

    Non-stationary separation processes of multicomponent isotope mixtures seem to be efficient in enriching components of small abundance. Using the separation of SF6 from its multicomponent isotopic mixture SF6 as an example, a numerical simulation method is applied to predict a non-stationary separation process occurring in a short gas centrifuge cascade, and also a corresponding experiment is carried out. The concentrations

  18. Study of Influence of Diffuser Meridian Channel Shape on Performance of Micro-Gas Turbine Centrifugal Compressor

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yong Yang; Rong Xie; Lu-yuan Gong; Yang Hai

    2011-01-01

    Three-dimensional viscous flow numerical simulation was conducted to study influence of diffuser meridional-section shape with different width ratio on micro-gas turbine centrifugal compressor. Then, the curves of efficiency, total pressure recovery coefficient, total pressure ratio and static pressure ratio were compared under different width ratio. Moreover, the velocity vector in diffuser flow channels, the magnitude distribution of absolute velocity near

  19. A Robust Infrastructure Design for Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant Unattended Online Enrichment Monitoring

    SciTech Connect

    Younkin, James R [ORNL; Rowe, Nathan C [ORNL; Garner, James R [ORNL

    2012-01-01

    An online enrichment monitor (OLEM) is being developed to continuously measure the relative isotopic composition of UF6 in the unit header pipes of a gas centrifuge enrichment plant (GCEP). From a safeguards perspective, OLEM will provide early detection of a facility being misused for production of highly enriched uranium. OLEM may also reduce the number of samples collected for destructive assay and if coupled with load cell monitoring can provide isotope mass balance verification. The OLEM design includes power and network connections for continuous monitoring of the UF6 enrichment and state of health of the instrument. Monitoring the enrichment on all header pipes at a typical GCEP could require OLEM detectors on each of the product, tails, and feed header pipes. If there are eight process units, up to 24 detectors may be required at a modern GCEP. Distant locations, harsh industrial environments, and safeguards continuity of knowledge requirements all place certain demands on the network robustness and power reliability. This paper describes the infrastructure and architecture of an OLEM system based on OLEM collection nodes on the unit header pipes and power and network support nodes for groupings of the collection nodes. A redundant, self-healing communications network, distributed backup power, and a secure communications methodology. Two candidate technologies being considered for secure communications are the Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control Unified Architecture cross-platform, service-oriented architecture model for process control communications and the emerging IAEA Real-time And INtegrated STream-Oriented Remote Monitoring (RAINSTORM) framework to provide the common secure communication infrastructure for remote, unattended monitoring systems. The proposed infrastructure design offers modular, commercial components, plug-and-play extensibility for GCEP deployments, and is intended to meet the guidelines and requirements for unattended and remotely monitored safeguards systems.

  20. Centrifugal pump fuel system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. E. McGlone; L. J. Larkins; R. O. Johnson; K. A. Moeller

    1993-01-01

    A centrifugal pump fuel system for an engine driven fuel pump for an aircraft gas turbine engine is described comprising: a centrifugal pump having at constant speed rising head\\/flow characteristic at low flows; a plumbing system receiving flow from the pump, and having at least one control valve located down stream of and defining a discrete volume of the plumbing

  1. Calculational study of the enrichment of cadmium isotopes in gas centrifuges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. D. Borisevich; Yu. V. Litvin; G. A. Sulaberidze

    2007-01-01

    The separation of cadmium isotopes represented by organometallic compounds of cadmium dimethyl is used as an example to evaluate\\u000a the possibility of theoretically studying the isotope-selective mass transfer in a centrifugal cascade of a constant width\\u000a with losses of the working substance.

  2. Fluidization phenomena in gas-solid centrifugal fluidized beds in microgravity environment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Shigeo Chiba; Hiromi Takeuchi; Yasushi Ohyama; Yasufumi Sakakida; Osamu Muragishi; Seiji Nishio

    1993-01-01

    Experiments were performed with a 94 mm diameter, 5 mm high centrifugal fluidized bed operating with atmospheric, room temperature air with 98 micron glass beads material under microgravity conditions. Visual observations show that the bed becomes fluidized as similar manner of the familiar gravitational bed and the bubble is found to generate in the bed. The data show the initial

  3. Centrifugal extraction of highly enriched tin isotopes and increase of specific activity of the radionuclide 119mSn on the gas centrifuge cascade

    Microsoft Academic Search

    I. A Suvorov; A. N Tcheltsov; L. Yu Sosnin; A. A. Sazikin; A. I. Rudnev

    2002-01-01

    This work contains the results of research on centrifugal enrichment of 118Sn isotope followed by irradiation and, finally, a second centrifugal enrichment to produce high specific activity 119mSn. Non-steady-state separation methods were used for the effective extraction of the radionuclide 119mSn from the irradiated target. As a result of this work, radiation sources based on 119mSn were obtained with a

  4. Numerical investigation of the separation of sulfur isotopes in a single gas centrifuge

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. D. Borisevich; E. V. Levin; S. V. Yupatov; É. M. Aisen

    1994-01-01

    Conclusions  The method developed was used to analyze the separation of stable chromium isotopes (in the form CrO2F2) as well as some other elements in the type of centrifuge studied. It was determined that the efficiency as a function of\\u000a the parameter studied in the present work is similar. Moreover, the results made it possible to determine the dependence of\\u000a the

  5. Determination of the optimal parameters of a cascade of gas centrifuges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. A. Palkin

    1998-01-01

    Conclusions  The necessary relations which make it possible to implement the numerical-analytical method for determining the optimal parameters\\u000a of a cascade of centrifuges were obtained. The fundamental distinction from conventional calculations of ideal cascades lies\\u000a in the fact that high coefficients of utilization of the separation power with strictly fixed external parameters of the cascade\\u000a are guaranteed.\\u000a \\u000a The method can be

  6. Test unit for gas dynamic tests of low consumption stages of centrifugal compressors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    I. G. Khisameev; A. G. Safiullin; Ya. Z. Guzel’baev; A. V. Andrianov; É. V. Suslikov; V. A. Futin

    2007-01-01

    An experimental test unit is created for studying low-consumption stages of centrifugal compressors with a rotor magnetic\\u000a suspension system (MSS) and a torsional moment transducer. In addition, this unit makes it possible to perform MSS studies\\u000a in the area of functional construction, analysis and synthesis of dynamic characteristics of the rotor-MSS system. The rotation\\u000a speed of the model rotor is

  7. Vacuum Technology: Kinetic Theory of Gas

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Rack, Philip D.

    This is a PDF version of lecture slides that discuss the kinetic theory of gases. Slide topics include vacuum basics, kinetic pressure of an ideal gas, pressure and molecular velocity, basic equations from kinetic theory, gas laws, and gas transport phenomena. Numerous charts and mathematical formulas are presented. Keywords: Boltzman's constant, collision frequency, molecular velocity, Boyle's law, Charles' law, Dalton's law

  8. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTEGRAL SEPARATOR FOR A CENTRIFUGAL GAS PROCESSING FACILITY

    SciTech Connect

    LANCE HAYS

    2007-02-27

    A COMPACT GAS PROCESSING DEVICE WAS INVESTIGATED TO INCREASE GAS PRODUCTION FROM REMOTE, PREVIOUSLY UN-ECONOMIC RESOURCES. THE UNIT WAS TESTED ON AIR AND WATER AND WITH NATURAL GAS AND LIQUID. RESULTS ARE REPORTED WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE WORK.

  9. Corrosion evaluation of cooling-water treatments for gas centrifuge facilities

    SciTech Connect

    Schmidt, C. R.; Meredith, P. F.

    1980-11-24

    The corrosion resistance of six different types of weighted metal coupons was evaluated at 29/sup 0/C (84/sup 0/F) in flowing water containing nitrite-borate-silicate corrosion inhibitors. The question for evaluation was whether it would be more advantageous: (1) to drain the treated cooling water from the centrifuge machine and to expose them to moisture-laden air over an assumed shop downtime and repair perid of 1 month; or (2) to let the treated cooling water remain stagnant in the machines during this downtime. The moisture-laden-air exposure was more detrimental.

  10. Centrifugal adsorption system

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gonda, Steve R. (Inventor); Tsao, Yow-Min D. (Inventor); Lee, Wenshan (Inventor)

    2006-01-01

    A gas-liquid separator uses a helical passageway to impart a spiral motion to a fluid passing therethrough. The centrifugal force generated by the spiraling motion urges the liquid component of the fluid radially outward which forces the gas component radially inward. The gas component is then separated through a gas-permeable, liquid-impervious membrane and discharged through a central passageway. A filter material captures target substances contained in the fluid.

  11. FEMO, A FLOW AND ENRICHMENT MONITOR FOR VERIFYING COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL SAFEGUARDS REQUIREMENTS AT A GAS CENTRIFUGE ENRICHMENT FACILITY

    SciTech Connect

    Gunning, John E [ORNL; Laughter, Mark D [ORNL; March-Leuba, Jose A [ORNL

    2008-01-01

    A number of countries have received construction licenses or are contemplating the construction of large-capacity gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs). The capability to independently verify nuclear material flows is a key component of international safeguards approaches, and the IAEA does not currently have an approved method to continuously monitor the mass flow of 235U in uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas streams. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is investigating the development of a flow and enrichment monitor, or FEMO, based on an existing blend-down monitoring system (BDMS). The BDMS was designed to continuously monitor both 235U mass flow and enrichment of UF6 streams at the low pressures similar to those which exists at GCEPs. BDMSs have been installed at three sites-the first unit has operated successfully in an unattended environment for approximately 10 years. To be acceptable to GCEP operators, it is essential that the instrument be installed and maintained without interrupting operations. A means to continuously verify flow as is proposed by FEMO will likely be needed to monitor safeguards at large-capacity plants. This will enable the safeguards effectiveness that currently exists at smaller plants to be maintained at the larger facilities and also has the potential to reduce labor costs associated with inspections at current and future plants. This paper describes the FEMO design requirements, operating capabilities, and development work required before field demonstration.

  12. PROCESS GAS APPLICATIONS WHERE API 619 SCREW COMPRESSORS REPLACED RECIPROCATING AND CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Takao Ohama; Yoshinori Kurioka; Takao Koga

    Oil-free screw compressors have been used for process gas application since the 1970s. Oil-flooded screw compressors have been used in many process related applications since the 1980s. Oil-flooded screw compressors are covered in the latest edition of API Standard 619 issued in 2004. Both oil-free and oil-flooded screw compressors have been expanding into process gas com- pression applications. It is

  13. Centrifugal gas-phase transition magnetophoresis (GTM)--a generic method for automation of magnetic bead based assays on the centrifugal microfluidic platform and application to DNA purification.

    PubMed

    Strohmeier, Oliver; Emperle, Alexander; Roth, Günter; Mark, Daniel; Zengerle, Roland; von Stetten, Felix

    2013-01-01

    Transportation of magnetic beads between different reagents plays a crucial role in many biological assays e.g. for purification of biomolecules or cells where the beads act as a mobile solid support. Therefore, usually a complex set-up either for fluidic processing or for manipulation of magnetic beads is required. To circumvent these drawbacks, we present a facile and automated method for the transportation of magnetic beads between multiple microfluidic chambers on a centrifugal microfluidic cartridge "LabDisk". The method excels by requiring only one stack of stationary permanent magnets, a specific microfluidic layout without actively controlled valves and a predefined frequency protocol for rotation of the LabDisk. Magnetic beads were transported through three fluidically separated chambers with a yield of 82.6% ± 3.6%. Bead based DNA purification from a dilution series of a Listeria innocua lysate and from a lambda phage DNA standard was demonstrated where the three chambers were used for binding, washing and elution of DNA. Recovery of L. innocua DNA was up to 68% ± 24% and for lambda phage DNA 43% ± 10% compared to manual reference purification in test tubes. Complete purification was conducted automatically within 12.5 min. Since all reagents can be preloaded onto the LabDisk prior to purification, no further hands-on steps are required during processing. Due to its modular and generic character, the presented method could also be adapted to other magnetic bead based assays e.g. to immunoassays or protein affinity purification, solely requiring the adjustment of number and volumes of the fluidic chambers. PMID:23142800

  14. Application of Condition-Based Monitoring Techniques for Remote Monitoring of a Simulated Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plant

    SciTech Connect

    Hooper, David A [ORNL; Henkel, James J [ORNL; Whitaker, Michael [ORNL

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents research into the adaptation of monitoring techniques from maintainability and reliability (M&R) engineering for remote unattended monitoring of gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) for international safeguards. Two categories of techniques are discussed: the sequential probability ratio test (SPRT) for diagnostic monitoring, and sequential Monte Carlo (SMC or, more commonly, particle filtering ) for prognostic monitoring. Development and testing of the application of condition-based monitoring (CBM) techniques was performed on the Oak Ridge Mock Feed and Withdrawal (F&W) facility as a proof of principle. CBM techniques have been extensively developed for M&R assessment of physical processes, such as manufacturing and power plants. These techniques are normally used to locate and diagnose the effects of mechanical degradation of equipment to aid in planning of maintenance and repair cycles. In a safeguards environment, however, the goal is not to identify mechanical deterioration, but to detect and diagnose (and potentially predict) attempts to circumvent normal, declared facility operations, such as through protracted diversion of enriched material. The CBM techniques are first explained from the traditional perspective of maintenance and reliability engineering. The adaptation of CBM techniques to inspector monitoring is then discussed, focusing on the unique challenges of decision-based effects rather than equipment degradation effects. These techniques are then applied to the Oak Ridge Mock F&W facility a water-based physical simulation of a material feed and withdrawal process used at enrichment plants that is used to develop and test online monitoring techniques for fully information-driven safeguards of GCEPs. Advantages and limitations of the CBM approach to online monitoring are discussed, as well as the potential challenges of adapting CBM concepts to safeguards applications.

  15. ABJM theory as a Fermi gas

    E-print Network

    Marcos Marino; Pavel Putrov

    2012-03-14

    The partition function on the three-sphere of many supersymmetric Chern-Simons-matter theories reduces, by localization, to a matrix model. We develop a new method to study these models in the M-theory limit, but at all orders in the 1/N expansion. The method is based on reformulating the matrix model as the partition function of an ideal Fermi gas with a non-trivial, one-particle quantum Hamiltonian. This new approach leads to a completely elementary derivation of the N^{3/2} behavior for ABJM theory and N=3 quiver Chern-Simons-matter theories. In addition, the full series of 1/N corrections to the original matrix integral can be simply determined by a next-to-leading calculation in the WKB or semiclassical expansion of the quantum gas, and we show that, for several quiver Chern-Simons-matter theories, it is given by an Airy function. This generalizes a recent result of Fuji, Hirano and Moriyama for ABJM theory. It turns out that the semiclassical expansion of the Fermi gas corresponds to a strong coupling expansion in type IIA theory, and it is dual to the genus expansion. This allows us to calculate explicitly non-perturbative effects due to D2-brane instantons in the AdS background.

  16. Centrifugal Compressors

    SciTech Connect

    Hastbacka, Mildred; Dieckmann, John; Bouza, Antonio

    2013-02-06

    The article discusses small high speed centrifugal compressors. This topic was covered in a previous ASHRAE Journal column (2003). This article reviews another configuration which has become an established product. The operation, energy savings and market potential of this offering are addressed as well.

  17. 40 CFR 60.5380 - What standards apply to centrifugal compressor affected facilities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...apply to centrifugal compressor affected facilities...Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission...apply to centrifugal compressor affected facilities...for each centrifugal compressor affected...

  18. 40 CFR 60.5380 - What standards apply to centrifugal compressor affected facilities?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...apply to centrifugal compressor affected facilities...Performance for Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, Transmission...apply to centrifugal compressor affected facilities...for each centrifugal compressor affected...

  19. Centrifugal pyrocontactor

    DOEpatents

    Chow, L.S.; Leonard, R.A.

    1993-10-19

    A method is described for mixing and separating immiscible liquid salts and liquid metals in a centrifugal contractor. The method includes introducing the liquids into an annular mixing zone and intensely mixing the liquids using vertical vanes attached to a rotor cooperating with vertical baffles, a horizontal baffle, and bottom vanes attached to the contactor housing. The liquids enter the contactor in the range of 700-800 degrees Celsius. The liquids are separated in the rotor into a dense phase and a light phase which are discharged from the contactor. 6 figures.

  20. Centrifugal Compressor Aeroelastic Analysis Code

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Keith, Theo G., Jr.; Srivastava, Rakesh

    2002-01-01

    Centrifugal compressors are very widely used in the turbomachine industry where low mass flow rates are required. Gas turbine engines for tanks, rotorcraft and small jets rely extensively on centrifugal compressors for rugged and compact design. These compressors experience problems related with unsteadiness of flowfields, such as stall flutter, separation at the trailing edge over diffuser guide vanes, tip vortex unsteadiness, etc., leading to rotating stall and surge. Considerable interest exists in small gas turbine engine manufacturers to understand and eventually eliminate the problems related to centrifugal compressors. The geometric complexity of centrifugal compressor blades and the twisting of the blade passages makes the linear methods inapplicable. Advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods are needed for accurate unsteady aerodynamic and aeroelastic analysis of centrifugal compressors. Most of the current day industrial turbomachines and small aircraft engines are designed with a centrifugal compressor. With such a large customer base and NASA Glenn Research Center being, the lead center for turbomachines, it is important that adequate emphasis be placed on this area as well. Currently, this activity is not supported under any project at NASA Glenn.

  1. Centrifugal piston expander

    SciTech Connect

    Dibrell, E. W.

    1985-04-30

    The improved method and apparatus for operating a centrifugal piston expander of the type wherein a free piston is mounted in a rotating fluid pressure chamber having a longitudinal axis that is non-radial with respect to the axis of rotation, but extends from a position remote from the rotation axis to a position proximate to the rotation axis. To bring the free piston to a cushioned stop when it is moving radially inwardly under the influence of applied gas pressure, a normally open exhaust valve in the inner end of the fluid pressure chamber is closed to trap a column of gas in the path of the oncoming piston. After the inward motion of the piston is arrested, the valve may be opened to exhaust the trapped gas or may be maintained closed for a brief period to permit the energy stored in the trapped gas to initiate the acceleration of the piston in its return outward movement.

  2. Centrifugal lyophobic separator

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    Booth, F. W.; Bruce, R. A. (inventors)

    1974-01-01

    A centrifugal separator is described using a lyophobic filter for removing liquid particles from a mixed stream of gas and liquid under various negative or positive external acceleration conditions as well as zero g or weightless conditions. Rotating the lyophobic filter and inclining the filter to the entering flow improves the lyophobic properties of the filter, provides gross separation of larger liquid particles, and prevents prolonged contact of liquid droplets with the spinning filter which might change the filter properties or block the filter.

  3. Centrifuges Biological Safety

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    Pawlowski, Wojtek

    Centrifuges Biological Safety General Biosafety Practices (GBP) Why You Should Care Centrifuges use centrifuges go fast enough to pose dangers. Mechanical hazards can include stress to the rotor metal, fatigue, that lead to accidents involving centrifuges. Hazardous materials can include biologicals and chemicals

  4. Energy Savings for Centrifugal Compressors

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    Fisher, D.

    2011-01-01

    Energy Savings for Centrifugal Compressors Doug Fisher Rerate Marketing Engineer Elliott Group Jeannette, PA ABSTRACT Current design improvements of both..., May 17-19, 2011 Replace iso carbon or iso sleeve seals with dry gas seals to save power and reduce emissions Replace shaft seals with abradable seals to improve efficiency Replace impellers and diaphragms with the latest...

  5. Constraints complicate centrifugal compressor depressurization

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    Key, B. (Hoover and Keith Inc., Houston, TX (United States)); Colbert, F.L. (Paragon Engineering Services Inc., Houston, TX (United States))

    1993-05-10

    Blowdown of a centrifugal compressor is complicated by process constraints that might require slowing the depressurization rate and by mechanical constraints for which a faster rate might be preferred. The paper describes design constraints such as gas leaks; thrust-bearing overload; system constraints; flare extinguishing; heat levels; and pressure drop.

  6. RECENT EXPERIENCES IN FULL LOAD, FULL PRESSURE SHOP TESTING OF A HIGH PRESSURE GAS INJECTION CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

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    James M. Sorokes; Mark J. Kuzdzal; Mark R. Sandberg

    This paper presents recent full load, full pressure field gas (ASME PTC-10 Class 1) test experiences and resolution of problems encountered on a high pressure barrel compressor. It is broken into three major sections. The first section includes a description of how the compressor is being applied as part of a high pressure gas injection train at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.

  7. Analysis of gas motion in the clearance between the cover disk and the casing of centrifugal compressor stage

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    Yu. B. Galerkin; K. V. Soldatova

    2007-01-01

    The possibility of application of FLUENT and CFX programs for improving the flow section for gas motion in the clearance between\\u000a the cover disk and the casing in the labyrinth seal has been explored. The friction loss in the clearance and the rate of\\u000a mass flow through the labyrinth seal have been assessed. The gas flow pattern and the key

  8. Perfect gas effects in compressible rapid distortion theory

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    Kerschen, E. J.; Myers, M. R.

    1987-01-01

    The governing equations presented for small amplitude unsteady disturbances imposed on steady, compressible mean flows that are two-dimensional and nearly uniform have their basis in the perfect gas equations of state, and therefore generalize previous results based on tangent gas theory. While these equations are more complex, this complexity is required for adequate treatment of high frequency disturbances, especially when the base flow Mach number is large; under such circumstances, the simplifying assumptions of tangent gas theory are not applicable.

  9. Centrifuging a Sample

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    The demonstration on this page shows a technique that should not be used by undergraduate chemistry laboratory. This video shows what happens to sample in a centrifuge while the centrifuge is on, and the result of stopping the centrifuge improperly. A narrative is included in this video: The centrifuging process allows the solvent to completely settle out. The jarring caused by hand braking destroys the distinct separation between supernatant and solid.

  10. Development of turbine driven centrifugal compressors for non-condensible gas removal at geothermal power plants. Final report

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    NONE

    1997-12-16

    Initial field tests have been completed for a Non-Condensible Gas (NCG) turbocompressor for geothermal power plants. It provides alternate technology to steam-jet ejectors and liquid-ring vacuum pumps that are currently used for NCG removal. It incorporates a number of innovative design features to enhance reliability, reduce steam consumption and reduce O&M costs. During initial field tests, the turbocompressor has been on-line for more than 4500 hours as a third stage compressor at The Geysers Unit 11 Power Plant. Test data indicates its overall efficiency is about 25% higher than a liquid-ring vacuum pump, and 250% higher than a steam-jet ejector when operating with compressor inlet pressures of 12.2 in-Hga and flow rates over 20,000 lbm/hr.

  11. Theory of a Thermal Gradient Gas Lens

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    D. Marcuse

    1965-01-01

    The analysis of the gas lens presented in an earlier paper is extended to a more complete ray optics description. The focal length and principal surface of the gas lens have been computed. It is found that the focal length reaches a minimum as a function of flow velocity and that the two principal surfaces coincide very nearly, making the

  12. Theory of multicomponent gas/oil displacements

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    Orr, F.M. Jr.; Dindoruk, B.; Johns, R.T. [Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Dept. of Petroleum Engineering

    1995-08-01

    Chromatographic separations that occur during two-phase flow in a porous medium are analyzed for one-dimensional, dispersion-free displacement of a liquid hydrocarbon mixture (oil) by a vapor phase mixture (gas). The authors show that displacement behavior is controlled by a set of key equilibrium the lines, all of which are determined by geometric constructions in composition space: two of the key tie lines are those that extend through the initial oil and injection gas compositions, and the remainder are tie lines that are located at intersections of ruled surfaces of tie lines. Very efficient displacement of oil by gas results if any of the key tie lines is a critical tie line. That high displacement efficiency is the basis of so-called miscible gas injection processes for enhanced oil recovery.

  13. USE OF MAILBOX APPROACH, VIDEO SURVEILLANCE, AND SHORT-NOTICE RANDOM INSPECTIONS TO ENHANCE DETECTION OF UNDECLARED LEU PRODUCTION AT GAS CENTRIFUGE ENRICHMENT PLANTS.

    SciTech Connect

    BOYER, B.D.; GORDON, D.M.; JO, J.

    2006-07-16

    Current safeguards approaches used by the IAEA at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to detect undeclared LEU production with adequate detection probability. ''Mailbox'' declarations have been used in the last two decades to verify receipts, production, and shipments at some bulk-handling facilities (e.g., fuel-fabrication plants). The operator declares the status of his plant to the IAEA on a daily basis using a secure ''Mailbox'' system such as a secure tamper-resistant computer. The operator agrees to hold receipts and shipments for a specified period of time, along with a specified number of annual inspections, to enable inspector access to a statistically large enough population of UF{sub 6} cylinders and fuel assemblies to achieve the desired detection probability. The inspectors can access the ''Mailbox'' during randomly timed inspections and then verify the operator's declarations for that day. Previously, this type of inspection regime was considered mainly for verifying the material balance at fuel-fabrication, enrichment, and conversion plants. Brookhaven National Laboratory has expanded the ''Mailbox'' concept with short-notice random inspections (SNRIs), coupled with enhanced video surveillance, to include declaration and verification of UF{sub 6} cylinder operational data to detect activities associated with undeclared LEU production at GCEPs. Since the ''Mailbox'' declarations would also include data relevant to material-balance verification, these randomized inspections would replace the scheduled monthly interim inspections for material-balance purposes; in addition, the inspectors could simultaneously perform the required number of Limited-Frequency Unannounced Access (LFUA) inspections used for HEU detection. This approach would provide improved detection capabilities for a wider range of diversion activities with not much more inspection effort than at present.

  14. Centrifuges for waste waters

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    Dzhincharadze, E.K.; Galienko, G.D.; Shalaev, V.A.; Yaroslavtsev, R.A.

    1984-07-01

    This article describes scroll sedimentation centrifuges for water treatment plants of different aeration capacities. The dewatering of various sediments of waste waters in OGSh-type centrifuges occurs as a result of sufficiently high centrifugal acceleration (due to a high separation factor), increased sedimentation area (increased overall dimension of the rotor), improved hydrodynamic conditions of suspension separation, and the use of chemicals (flocculants) during centrifugation. The described OGSh-501K-10 and OGSh-1001K-01 centrifuges have cocurrent flows and are operable with a flocculant. The design of the receiving chamber of the scroll provides for shockless entry of the suspension with a flocculant into the working zone of the rotor. The receiving chamber and the scroll flights are surfaced with a hard alloy, which significantly increases their service life.

  15. Recips compare favorably competing with centrifugals

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    NONE

    1997-10-01

    Compressor units up to 2 MW are typically dominated by piston compressors driven by spark-ignited reciprocating piston engines, called recips. Waertsilae Compression Systems competes in the output range of 1--3 MW from other piston engine manufacturers and says its larger prime movers like the 255G, 285G and 345G will match gas turbine-driven turbo compressors, called centrifugals. The centrifugals dominate the business worldwide today in unit sizes above 3 MW. Technically a centrifugal compressor is very much like a gas turbine and so is its performance. It is a good machine when the operation conditions are ideal for it, i.e., compression ratio is low (<1:1.5), gas pressure and temperature are constant and it operates only on full load, at sea level and at an ambient temperature below 15 degrees C. This is seldom the case. To establish the most economical compression solution for a customer, compare the lifetime costs to compress the planned amount of gas in real operating and site conditions. The lifecycle costs of recips driven by spark-ignited gas engines were compared to the corresponding costs of centrifugal compressor units driven by gas turbines. Cases with typical operation profiles in realistic site conditions were analyzed.

  16. Theory of multicomponent gas\\/oil displacements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Franklin M. Orr; Birol Dindoruk; Russell T. Johns

    1995-01-01

    Chromatographic separations that occur during two-phase flow in a porous medium are analyzed for one-dimensional, dispersion-free displacement of a liquid hydrocarbon mixture (oil) by a vapor phase mixture (gas). The authors show that displacement behavior is controlled by a set of key equilibrium the lines, all of which are determined by geometric constructions in composition space: two of the key

  17. Lattice gas hydrodynamics: Theory and simulations

    SciTech Connect

    Hasslacher, B.

    1993-01-01

    The first successful application of a microscopic analogy to create a skeleton cellular automaton and analyze it with statistical mechanical tools, was the work of Frisch, Hasslacher and Pomeau on the Navier-Stokes equation in two and three dimensions. This has become a very large research area with lattice gas models and methods being used for both fundamental investigations into the foundations of statistical mechanics and a large number of diverse applications. This present research was devoted to enlarging the fundamental scope of lattice gas models and proved quite successful. Since the beginning of this proposal, cellular automata have been constructed for statistical mechanical models, fluids, diffusion and shock systems in fundamental investigations. In applied areas, there are now excellent lattice gas models for complex flows through porous media, chemical reaction and combustion dynamics, multiphase flow systems, and fluid mixtures with natural boundaries. With extended cellular fluid models, one can do problems with arbitrary pairwise potentials. Recently, these have been applied to such problems as non-newtonian or polymeric liquids and a mixture of immiscible fluids passing through fractal or spongelike media in two and three dimensions. This proposal has contributed to and enlarged the scope of this work.

  18. Lattice gas hydrodynamics: Theory and simulations

    SciTech Connect

    Hasslacher, B.

    1993-01-01

    The first successful application of a microscopic analogy to create a skeleton cellular automaton and analyze it with statistical mechanical tools, was the work of Frisch, Hasslacher and Pomeau on the Navier-Stokes equation in two and three dimensions. This has become a very large research area with lattice gas models and methods being used for both fundamental investigations into the foundations of statistical mechanics and a large number of diverse applications. This present research was devoted to enlarging the fundamental scope of lattice gas models and proved successful. Since the beginning of this proposal, cellular automata have been constructed for statistical mechanical models, fluids, diffusion and shock systems in fundamental investigations. In applied areas, there are now excellent lattice gas models for complex flows through porous media, chemical reaction and combustion dynamics, multiphase flow systems, and fluid mixtures with natural boundaries. With extended cellular fluid models, one can do problems with arbitrary pairwise potentials. Recently, these have been applied to such problems as non-newtonian or polymeric liquids and a mixture of immiscible fluids passing through fractal or spongelike media in two and three dimensions. This proposal has contributed to and enlarged the scope of this work.

  19. Defining the needs for non-destructive assay of UF6 feed, product, and tails at gas centrifuge enrichment plants and possible next steps

    SciTech Connect

    Boyer, Brian D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Moran, Bruce W [IAEA; Lebrun, Alain [IAEA

    2009-01-01

    Current safeguards approaches used by the IAEA at gas centrifuge enrichment plants (GCEPs) need enhancement in order to detect undeclared LEU production with adequate detection probability using non destructive assay (NDA) techniques. At present inspectors use attended systems, systems needing the presence of an inspector for operation, during inspections to verify the mass and {sup 235}U enrichment of UF{sub 6} bulk material used in the process of enrichment at GCEPS. The inspectors also take destructive assay (DA) samples for analysis off-site which provide accurate, on the order of 0.1 % to 0.5% uncertainty, data on the enrichment of the UF{sub 6} feed, tails, and product. However, DA sample taking is a much more labor intensive and resource intensive exercise for the operator and inspector. Furthermore, the operator must ship the samples off-site to the IAEA laboratory which delays the timeliness of the results and contains the possibility of the loss of the continuity of knowledge of the samples during the storage and transit of the material. Use of the IAEA's inspection sampling algorithm shows that while total sample size is fixed by the total population of potential samples and its intrinsic qualities, the split of the samples into NDA or DA samples is determined by the uncertainties in the NDA measurements. Therefore, the larger the uncertainties in the NDA methods, more of the sample taken must be DA samples. Since the DA sampling is arduous and costly, improvements in NDA methods would reduce the number of DA samples needed. Furthermore, if methods of on-site analysis of the samples could be developed that have uncertainties in the 1-2% range, a lot of the problems inherent in DA sampling could be removed. The use of an unattended system that could give an overview of the entire process giving complementary data on the enrichment process as well as accurate measures of enrichment and weights of the UF{sub 6} feed, tails, and product would be a major step in enhancing the ability of NDA beyond present attended systems. The possibility of monitoring the feed, tails, and product header pipes in such a way as to gain safeguards relevant flow and enrichment information without compromising the intellectual property of the operator including proprietary equipment and operational parameters would be a huge step forward. This paper contains an analysis of possible improvements in unattended and attended NDA systems including such process monitoring and possible on-site analysis of DA samples that could reduce the uncertainty of the inspector measurements reducing the difference between the operator's and inspector's measurements providing more effective and efficient IAEA GeEPs safeguards.

  20. Theory of the classical electron gas

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    Guernsey, R. L.

    1978-01-01

    In a previous paper Cohen and Murphy (1969) used the Meeron resummation (1958) of the Mayer diagrams (1950) to calculate the pair correlation for the classical electron gas in thermal equilibrium. They found that successive terms in the expression for the pair correlation were more and more singular for small interparticle spacing, actually dominating the Debye-Hueckel result for sufficiently small distances. This led to apparent divergence in the higher order contributions to the internal energy. The present paper shows that the apparent anomalies in the Cohen-Murphy results can be removed without further resummation by a more careful treatment of the region of small interparticle spacing. It is shown that there is really no anomalous behavior at short range in any order and all integrals in the expression for the internal energy converge.

  1. JOURNAL DE PPHYSIQUE THEORY OF =LOW CATHODEINATMOSPHERIC ARC INNOBLE GAS

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    Boyer, Edmond

    JOURNAL DE PPHYSIQUE THEORY OF =LOW CATHODEINATMOSPHERIC ARC INNOBLE GAS F.G. Baksht, A.B. Rybakov is a 11C radius, Lo is a length of HC plasma column - see Fig.1). The main potential and concentration s and continuum and energy losses because of electron-ion ge; , and electron-aWm collisions. 3, 'l'he Baha

  2. Nonlinear gas oscillations in pipes. I - Theory.

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    Jimenez, J.

    1973-01-01

    The problem of forced acoustic oscillations in a pipe is studied theoretically. The oscillations are produced by a moving piston in one end of the pipe, while a variety of boundary conditions ranging from a completely closed to a completely open mouth at the other end are considered. The linear theory predicts large amplitudes near resonance and that nonlinear effects become crucially important. By expanding the equations of motion in a series in the Mach number, both the amplitude and waveform of the oscillation are predicted there. In both the open- and closed-end cases the need for shock waves in some range of parameters is found. The amplitude of the oscillation is different for the two cases, however, being proportional to the square root of the piston amplitude in the closed-end case and to the cube root for the open end.

  3. DESIGN INFORMATION REPORT: CENTRIFUGES

    EPA Science Inventory

    In the 1960s, manufacturers began to design centrifuges specifically for wastewater sludge applications. In addition, sludge thickening and dewatering processes were improved with the introduction of polyelectrolytes for chemical sludge conditioning. The report contains a brief d...

  4. Centrifuges Replacement Study Proposal

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    Iqbal, Muhammad

    2005-12-16

    the dense product from slurry by dewatering or washing cycles. Specifications: Manufacturer: Ametek (process equipment division) Type: Tolhurst 48? X 30? Quick-Dismantle Basket Type Centrifuge Basket Diameter 48" Basket RPM 1080 Basket Depth 30...-liquid mixture to be separated is processed by the Distribution, Intermediate dewatering, Washing, Final dewatering, and Solid discharge operations. These operations are processed in the centrifuge successively and at the same place. 7 Figure below shows...

  5. Theory of multicolor lattice gas - A cellular automaton Poisson solver

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    Chen, H.; Matthaeus, W. H.; Klein, L. W.

    1990-01-01

    The present class of models for cellular automata involving a quiescent hydrodynamic lattice gas with multiple-valued passive labels termed 'colors', the lattice collisions change individual particle colors while preserving net color. The rigorous proofs of the multicolor lattice gases' essential features are rendered more tractable by an equivalent subparticle representation in which the color is represented by underlying two-state 'spins'. Schemes for the introduction of Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions are described, and two illustrative numerical test cases are used to verify the theory. The lattice gas model is equivalent to a Poisson equation solution.

  6. Supersonic rotation in the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sarah Messer

    2004-01-01

    The Maryland Centrifugal Experiment (MCX) has been built to study the confinement of supersonically-rotating plasmas and velocity shear stabilization of MHD instabilities. Theory predicts improved stability and confinement when a strong radial electric field is introduced into a magnetic-mirror geometry. The resulting radial currents establish a stable highly sheared plasma rotating at supersonic velocities in the azimuthal direction under the

  7. Centrifugal Separation and Equilibration Dynamics in an Electron-Antiproton Plasma G. B. Andresen,1

    E-print Network

    Fajans, Joel

    Centrifugal Separation and Equilibration Dynamics in an Electron-Antiproton Plasma G. B. Andresen,1 radially by mass, forming centrifugally separated states. Here, we report the first detailed measurements centrifugally separated system. While the observed equilibrium states are expected and in agreement with theory

  8. Shale Gas Production Theory and Case Analysis We researched the process of oil recovery and shale gas

    E-print Network

    Ge, Zigang

    Shale Gas Production Theory and Case Analysis (Siemens) We researched the process of oil recovery and shale gas recovery and compare the difference between conventional and unconventional gas reservoir and recovery technologies. Then we did theoretical analysis on the shale gas production. According

  9. Attack on centrifugal costs

    SciTech Connect

    Murray, P.F.

    1986-03-01

    The Monsanto Chocolate Bayou plant has had an aggressive and successful energy conservation program. The combined efforts have resulted in a 80% reduction in unit energy consumption compared to 1972. The approach of using system audits to optimize fluid systems was developed. Since most of the fluid movers are centrifugal, the name Centrifugal Savings Task Force was adopted. There are three tools that are particularly valuable in optimizing fluid systems. First, a working level understanding of the Affinity Laws seems a must. In addition, the performance curves for the fluid movers is needed. The last need is accurate system field data. Systems effectively managed at the Chocolate Bayou plant were process air improvement, feed-water pressure reduction, combustion air blower turbine speed control, and cooling tower pressure reduction. Optimization of centrifugal systems is an often-overlooked opportunity for energy savings. The basic guidelines are to move only the fluid needed, and move it at as low a pressure as possible.

  10. Energy recuperation centrifuge

    SciTech Connect

    Schlegel, R. F.; Bourassin, R. P.; Laparetre, M. A.

    1985-04-02

    Centrifuge comprising two drums having coaxial horizontal axes. The inner drum carries a set of dishes and, on the periphery, a scraper screw. A sludge chamber is provided at one end of the outer drum and, by way of passages adapted to be closed by a discharge device, is in communication with the outside. The centrifuge is provided with a double energy recuperation device comprising a centripetal wheel and a ring of ejectors fastened to the inner drum, together with blading fixed opposite the ejectors. The ejectors are so directed that the absolute speed of the fluid leaving the centrifuge is low. The discharge device comprises an overflow continuously fed in order to hold, by pressure, a movable plate in the closed position in front of the passages.

  11. Human Powered Centrifuge

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    Mulenburg, Gerald M. (Inventor); Vernikos, Joan (Inventor)

    1997-01-01

    A human powered centrifuge has independently established turntable angular velocity and human power input. A control system allows excess input power to be stored as electric energy in a battery or dissipated as heat through a resistors. In a mechanical embodiment, the excess power is dissipated in a friction brake.

  12. Balancing conveyor centrifuges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. I. Dombé

    1970-01-01

    Balancing consists of determining the location and weight of the balancing load. The location of the balancing weight is determined first. A test weight {normally fabricated of plate) is attached to the rotor for this purpose. The centrifuge is turned over up to a velocity somewhat in excess of that at which resonant vibrations occur with the machine mounted on

  13. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia

    PubMed Central

    Blattner, Collin; Polley, Dennis C.; Ferritto, Frank; Elston, Dirk M.

    2013-01-01

    Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia is a common cause of progressive permanent apical alopecia. This unique form of alopecia includes entities previously know as “hot comb alopecia,” “follicular degeneration syndrome,” “pseudopelade” in African Americans and “central elliptical pseudopelade” in Caucasians. The etiology appears to be multifactorial and the condition occurs in all races. PMID:23440368

  14. Pendulums and Centrifuges Materials

    E-print Network

    Benitez-Nelson, Claudia

    Pendulums and Centrifuges Materials: · String · Washers · Stop Watch · Bucket · Measuring is a pendulum? Can you think of an example of something that uses a pendulum? (clock) Procedure: · Cut it will be. Pull the pendulum back about 40 to 50 cm, and let go while someone starts the stop watch. How

  15. Centrifugal piston expander

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dibrell

    1985-01-01

    The improved method and apparatus for operating a centrifugal piston expander of the type wherein a free piston is mounted in a rotating fluid pressure chamber having a longitudinal axis that is non-radial with respect to the axis of rotation, but extends from a position remote from the rotation axis to a position proximate to the rotation axis. To bring

  16. Lightweight Shield for Centrifuge

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    Luper, C.

    1982-01-01

    Centrifuge bowl composed of laminated aluminum offers required combination of high strength at reduced weight. Around outside wall of bowl core of 1/16 inch thick spun aluminum are wrapped two layers of aluminum, each also one-sixteenth inch thick. Layered structure prevents cracks from propagating through wall.

  17. Next Generation Safeguards Initiative: Analysis of Probability of Detection of Plausible Diversion Scenarios at Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants Using Advanced Safeguards

    SciTech Connect

    Hase, Kevin R. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hawkins Erpenbeck, Heather [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Boyer, Brian D. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2012-07-10

    Over the last decade, efforts by the safeguards community, including inspectorates, governments, operators and owners of centrifuge facilities, have given rise to new possibilities for safeguards approaches in enrichment plants. Many of these efforts have involved development of new instrumentation to measure uranium mass and uranium-235 enrichment and inspection schemes using unannounced and random site inspections. We have chosen select diversion scenarios and put together a reasonable system of safeguards equipment and safeguards approaches and analyzed the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed safeguards approach by predicting the probability of detection of diversion in the chosen safeguards approaches. We analyzed the effect of redundancy in instrumentation, cross verification of operator instrumentation by inspector instrumentation, and the effects of failures or anomalous readings on verification data. Armed with these esults we were able to quantify the technical cost benefit of the addition of certain instrument suites and show the promise of these new systems.

  18. Subsychronous vibration of multistage centrifugal compressors forced by rotating stall

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    Fulton, J. W.

    1987-01-01

    A multistage centrifugal compressor, in natural gas re-injection service on an offshore petroleum production platform, experienced subsynchronous vibrations which caused excessive bearing wear. Field performance testing correlated the subsynchronous amplitude with the discharge flow coefficient, demonstrating the excitation to be aerodynamic. Adding two impellers allowed an increase in the diffuser flow angle (with respect to tangential) to meet the diffuser stability criteria based on factory and field tests correlated using the theory of Senoo (for rotating stall in a vaneless diffuser). This modification eliminated all significant subsynchronous vibrations in field service, thus confirming the correctness of the solution. Other possible sources of aerodynamically induced vibrations were considered, but the judgment that those are unlikely has been confirmed by subsequent experience with other similar compressors.

  19. Design of centrifugal impeller blades

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    Betz, A; Flugge-Lotz, I

    1939-01-01

    This paper restricts itself to radial impellers with cylindrical blades since, as Prasil has shown, the flow about an arbitrarily curved surface of revolution may be reduced to this normal form we have chosen by a relatively simple conformal transformation. This method starts from the simple hypotheses of the older centrifugal impeller theory by first assuming an impeller with an infinite number of blades. How the flow is then modified is then investigated. For the computation of flow for a finite number of blades, the approximation method as developed by Munk, Prandtl and Birnbaum, or Glauert is found suitable. The essential idea of this method is to replace the wing by a vortex sheet and compute the flow as the field of these vortices. The shape of the blades is then obtained from the condition that the flow must be along the surface of the blade.

  20. Centrifugally decoupling touchdown bearings

    DOEpatents

    Post, Richard F

    2014-06-24

    Centrifugally decoupling mechanical bearing systems provide thin tensioned metallic ribbons contained in a support structure. This assembly rotates around a stationary shaft being centered at low speeds by the action of the metal ribbons. Tension springs are connected on one end to the ribbons and on the other end to the support structure. The ribbons pass through slots in the inner ring of the support structure. The spring preloading thus insures contact (or near-contact) between the ribbons and the shaft at rotation speeds below the transition speed. Above this speed, however, the centrifugal force on the ribbons produces a tensile force on them that exceeds the spring tensile force so that the ribbons curve outward, effectively decoupling them from mechanical contact with the shaft. They still remain, however, in position to act as a touchdown bearing in case of abnormally high transverse accelerations.

  1. Centrifugal unbalance detection system

    DOEpatents

    Cordaro, Joseph V. (Martinez, GA); Reeves, George (Graniteville, SC); Mets, Michael (Aiken, SC)

    2002-01-01

    A system consisting of an accelerometer sensor attached to a centrifuge enclosure for sensing vibrations and outputting a signal in the form of a sine wave with an amplitude and frequency that is passed through a pre-amp to convert it to a voltage signal, a low pass filter for removing extraneous noise, an A/D converter and a processor and algorithm for operating on the signal, whereby the algorithm interprets the amplitude and frequency associated with the signal and once an amplitude threshold has been exceeded the algorithm begins to count cycles during a predetermined time period and if a given number of complete cycles exceeds the frequency threshold during the predetermined time period, the system shuts down the centrifuge.

  2. The Maryland Centrifugal Experiment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Richard Ellis; Adil Hassam

    2009-01-01

    The Maryland Centrifugal Experiment(MCX) produces supersonically rotating plasmas in a mirror geometry with a radial electric field produced by a coaxial core biased at high voltage. MCX has achieved high density (n>10**20 m-3) fully ionized plasmas rotating with velocities of ˜100 km\\/sec for times exceeding 8 ms under a wide range of conditions. Ion temperatures are 30 eV and confinement

  3. Experimental research on mass transfer in a centrifugal fluidized bed dryer

    SciTech Connect

    Chen, G.F.; Wang, W.; Yan, H.; Wang, X.Z.

    1999-10-01

    The influences of bed thickness, particle diameter, rotating speed of the basket and operating gas velocity on the mass transfer between gas and particles in the centrifugal fluidized bed dryer (CFBD) were examined. The experimental correlation used to calculate the mass transfer coefficient in the centrifugal fluidized bed dryer was obtained.

  4. The magnetic centrifugal mass filter

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    Fetterman, Abraham J.; Fisch, Nathaniel J.

    2011-09-01

    Mass filters using rotating plasmas have been considered for separating nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. We propose a new mass filter that utilizes centrifugal and magnetic confinement of ions in a way similar to the asymmetric centrifugal trap. This magnetic centrifugal mass filter is shown to be more proliferation resistant than present technology. This filter is collisional and produces well confined output streams, among other advantages.

  5. Unitary Fermi gas, epsilon expansion, and nonrelativistic conformal field theories

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    Yusuke Nishida; Dam Thanh Son

    2010-04-20

    We review theoretical aspects of unitary Fermi gas (UFG), which has been realized in ultracold atom experiments. We first introduce the epsilon expansion technique based on a systematic expansion in terms of the dimensionality of space. We apply this technique to compute the thermodynamic quantities, the quasiparticle spectrum, and the critical temperature of UFG. We then discuss consequences of the scale and conformal invariance of UFG. We prove a correspondence between primary operators in nonrelativistic conformal field theories and energy eigenstates in a harmonic potential. We use this correspondence to compute energies of fermions at unitarity in a harmonic potential. The scale and conformal invariance together with the general coordinate invariance constrains the properties of UFG. We show the vanishing bulk viscosities of UFG and derive the low-energy effective Lagrangian for the superfluid UFG. Finally we propose other systems exhibiting the nonrelativistic scaling and conformal symmetries that can be in principle realized in ultracold atom experiments.

  6. Hot Gas in Galaxy Clusters: Theory and Simulations

    E-print Network

    Michael L. Norman

    2005-11-16

    We review the theory of the formation of galaxy clusters and discuss their role as cosmological probes. We begin with the standard cosmological framework where we discuss the origin of the CDM matter power spectrum and the growth of density fluctuations in the linear regime. We then summarize the spherical top-hat model for the nonlinear growth of fluctuations from which scaling relations and halo statistics are derived. Numerical methods for simulating gas in galaxy clusters are then overviewed with an emphasis on multiscale hydrodynamic simulations of cluster ensembles. Results of hydrodynamic AMR simulations are described which compare cluster internal and statistical properties as a function of their assumed baryonic processes. Finally, we compare various methods of measuring cluster masses using X-ray and the thermal Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect (SZE). We find that SZE offers great promise for precision measurements in raw samples of high-z clusters.

  7. CENTRIFUGAL MEMBRANE FILTRATION

    SciTech Connect

    Daniel J. Stepan; Bradley G. Stevens; Melanie D. Hetland

    1999-10-01

    The overall project consists of several integrated research phases related to the applicability, continued development, demonstration, and commercialization of the SpinTek centrifugal membrane filtration process. Work performed during this reporting period consisted of Phase 2 evaluation of the SpinTek centrifugal membrane filtration technology and Phase 3, Technology Partnering. During Phase 1 testing conducted at the EERC using the SpinTek ST-IIL unit operating on a surrogate tank waste, a solids cake developed on the membrane surface. The solids cake was observed where linear membrane velocities were less than 17.5 ft/s and reduced the unobstructed membrane surface area up to 25%, reducing overall filtration performance. The primary goal of the Phase 2 research effort was to enhance filtration performance through the development and testing of alternative turbulence promoter designs. The turbulence promoters were designed to generate a shear force across the entire membrane surface sufficient to maintain a self-cleaning membrane capability and improve filtration efficiency and long-term performance. Specific Phase 2 research activities included the following: System modifications to accommodate an 11-in.-diameter, two-disk rotating membrane assembly; Development and fabrication of alternative turbulence promoter designs; Testing and evaluation of the existing and alternative turbulence promoters under selected operating conditions using a statistically designed test matrix; and Data reduction and analysis; The objective of Phase 3 research was to demonstrate the effectiveness of SpinTek's centrifugal membrane filtration as a pretreatment to remove suspended solids from a liquid waste upstream of 3M's WWL cartridge technology for the selective removal of technetium (Tc).

  8. Centrifuge impact cratering experiment 5

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1984-01-01

    Transient crates motions, cratering flow fields, crates dynamics, determining impact conditions from total crater welt, centrifuge quarter-space cratering, and impact cratering mechanics research is documented.

  9. Centrifugal-reciprocating compressor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Higa, W. H. (inventor)

    1984-01-01

    A centrifugal compressor is described which includes at least one pair of cylinders arranged in coaxial alignment and supported for angular displacement about a common axis of rotation normally disecting a common longitudinal axis of symmetry for the cylinders. The cylinders are characterized by ported closures located at the mutually remote ends thereof through which the cylinders are charged and discharged, and a pair of piston heads seated within the cylinders and supported for floating displacement in compressive strokes in response to unidirectional angular displacement imparted to the cylinders.

  10. National geotechnical centrifuge

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hallam, J. A.; Kunz, N.; Vallotton, W. C.

    1982-01-01

    A high G-ton centrifuge, able to take a 2700 kg (6000 lb) payload up to 300 G, is described. The stability of dams and embankments, the bearing capacity of soil foundations, and the dynamic behavior of foundations due to vibration of machinery are examples of applications. A power rating of 6,000 kW (9,000 hp) was established for the motor. An acceptable maximum speed of 70 rpm was determined. A speed increase with a ratio of 1:3 is discussed. The isolated tension straps, the anti-spreader bar and the flexwall bucket, and safety precautions are also discussed.

  11. Centrifugal Filter Devices Centricon centrifugal filter devices with 10,000 NMWL, 30,000 NMWL,

    E-print Network

    Kirschner, Marc W.

    CENTRICON ® Centrifugal Filter Devices User Guide Centricon centrifugal filter devices with 10-vitro diagnostic use. Centricon centrifugal filter devices with 3,000 NMWL Ultracel YM membranes are for research ................................................... 3 Maximum Centrifugal Force .............................................................. 3 Rotor

  12. Performance analysis of mini centrifugal pump with splitter blades

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shigemitsu, T.; Fukutomi, J.; Wada, T.; Shinohara, H.

    2013-12-01

    Design method for a mini centrifugal pump is not established because the internal flow condition for these small-sized fluid machines is not clarified and conventional theory is not suitable for small-sized pumps. Then, a semi-open impeller for the mini centrifugal pump with 55mm impeller diameter is adopted in this research to take simplicity and maintenance into consideration. Splitter blades are adopted in this research to improve the performance and internal flow condition of mini centrifugal pump having large blade outlet angle. The performance tests are conducted with these rotors in order to investigate the effect of the splitter blades on the performance and internal flow condition of the mini centrifugal pump. A three dimensional steady numerical flow analysis is conducted to analyze rotor, volute efficiency and loss caused by a vortex. It is clarified from the experimental results that the performance of the mini centrifugal pump is improved by the effect of the splitter blades. Flow condition at outlet of the rotor becomes uniform and back flow regions are suppressed in the case with the splitter blades. Further, the volute efficiency increases and the vortex loss decreases. In the present paper, the performance of the mini centrifugal pump is shown and the flow condition is clarified with the results of the experiment and the numerical flow analysis. Furthermore, the performance analyses of the mini centrifugal pumps with and without the splitter blades are conducted.

  13. Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia.

    PubMed

    Whiting, David A; Olsen, Elise A

    2008-01-01

    A progressive scarring alopecia of the central scalp is commonly seen in young to middle-aged females of African descent. It usually starts at the vertex or mid top of the scalp and gradually spreads centrifugally, hence, the unifying term of central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia. The clinical pattern is suggestive of female pattern alopecia, but a lack of follicular pores indicative of scarring is present. It can progress for years before slowly burning out. The etiology is unknown but genetic factors may be important. It is often associated with a history of traumatic hairstyling involving heat, traction, and chemicals. However, most patients of African descent without this disorder have similar styling habits. Nonetheless, avoidance of physical and chemical trauma to the scalp hair, the use of suitable shampoos and conditioners, and the encouragement of natural hairstyles may be helpful. Any infection should be treated. Topical or intralesional corticosteroids and systemic antibiotics may be useful and topical minoxidil should be tried with the hope of preventing further scarring and encouraging regrowth of recovering follicles. Current research into the etiology of this disorder will help to foster much-needed clinical trials of therapeutic agents. PMID:18715297

  14. Centrifugal shot blast system

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1998-02-01

    This report describes a demonstration of Concrete cleaning, Inc., modified centrifugal shot blast technology to remove the paint coating from concrete flooring. This demonstration is part of the Chicago Pile-5 (CP-5) Large-Scale Demonstration Project (LSDP) sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE), office of Science and Technology (OST), Deactivation and Decommissioning Focus Area (DDFA). The objective of the LSDP is to select and demonstrate potentially beneficial technologies at the Argonne National Laboratory-East (ANL) CP-5 Research Reactor. The purpose of the LSDP is to demonstrate that using innovative and improved decontamination and decommissioning (D and D) technologies from various sources can result in significant benefits, such as decreased cost and increased health and safety, as compared with baseline D and D technologies. Potential markets exist for the innovative centrifugal shot blast system at the following sites: Fernald Environmental Management Project, Los Alamos, Nevada, Oak Ridge Y-12 and K-25, Paducah, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion site, and the Savannah River Site. This information is based on a revision to the OST Linkage Tables dated August 4, 1997.

  15. Gas Bubbles and Gas Pancakes at Liquid/Solid Interface: A Continuum Theory Incorporated with Molecular Interactions

    E-print Network

    Zhaoxia Li; Xuehua Zhang; Lijuan Zhang; Xiaocheng Zeng; Jun Hu; Haiping Fang

    2007-10-27

    The states of gas accumulated at the liquid-solid interface are analyzed based on the continuum theory where the Hamaker constant is used to describe the long-range interaction at the microscopic scale. The Hamaker constant is always negative, whereas the gas spreading coefficient can be either sign. Despite the complexity of gas, including that the density profile may not be uniform due to absorption on both solid and liquid surfaces, we predict three possible gas states at the liquid-solid interface, i.e. complete wetting, partial wetting and pseudopartial wetting. These possible gas states correspond respectively to a gas pancake (or film) surrounded by a wet solid, a gas bubble with a finite contact angle, and a gas bubble(s) coexisting with a gas pancake. Typical thickness of the gas pancakes is at the nanoscale within the force range of the long-range interaction, whereas the radius of the gas bubbles can be large. The state of gas bubble(s) coexisting with a gas film is predicted theoretically for the first time. Our theoretical results can contribute to the development of a unified picture of gas nucleation at the liquid-solid interface.

  16. 21 CFR 864.5350 - Microsedimentation centrifuge.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 false Microsedimentation centrifuge. 864.5350 Section 864.5350... § 864.5350 Microsedimentation centrifuge. (a) Identification. A microsedimentation centrifuge is a device used to sediment red...

  17. 21 CFR 864.5350 - Microsedimentation centrifuge.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2012-04-01 false Microsedimentation centrifuge. 864.5350 Section 864.5350... § 864.5350 Microsedimentation centrifuge. (a) Identification. A microsedimentation centrifuge is a device used to sediment red...

  18. 21 CFR 864.5350 - Microsedimentation centrifuge.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2013-04-01 false Microsedimentation centrifuge. 864.5350 Section 864.5350... § 864.5350 Microsedimentation centrifuge. (a) Identification. A microsedimentation centrifuge is a device used to sediment red...

  19. NASA low speed centrifugal compressor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Hathaway, Michael D.

    1990-01-01

    The flow characteristics of a low speed centrifugal compressor were examined at NASA Lewis Research Center to improve understanding of the flow in centrifugal compressors, to provide models of various flow phenomena, and to acquire benchmark data for three dimensional viscous flow code validation. The paper describes the objectives, test facilities' instrumentation, and experiment preliminary comparisons.

  20. Centrifuge treatment of coal tar

    SciTech Connect

    L.A. Kazak; V.Z. Kaidalov; L.F. Syrova; O.S. Miroshnichenko; A.S. Minakov [Giprokoks, the State Institute for the Design of Coke-Industry Enterprises, Kharkov (Ukraine)

    2009-07-15

    New technology is required for the removal of water and heavy fractions from regular coal tar. Centrifuges offer the best option. Purification of coal tar by means of centrifuges at OAO NLMK permits the production of pitch coke or electrode pitch that complies with current standards.

  1. Unshrouded Centrifugal Turbopump Impeller

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Prueger, George; Williams, Morgan; Chen, Wei; Paris, John; Stewart, Eric; Williams, Robert

    1999-01-01

    The ratio of rocket engine thrust to weight is a limiting constraint in placing more payload into orbit at a low cost. A key component of an engine's overall weight is the turbopump weight, Reducing the turbopump weight can result in significant engine weight reduction and hence, increased delivered payload. There are two main types of pumps: centrifugal and axial pumps. These types of pumps can be further sub-divided into those with shrouds and those without shrouds (unshrouded pumps). Centrifugal pumps can achieve the same pump discharge pressure as an axial pump and it requires fewer pump stages and lower pump weight than an axial pump. Also, with unshrouded centrifugal pumps (impeller), the number of stages and weight can be further reduced. However. there are several issues with regard to using an unshrouded impeller: 1) there is a pump performance penalty due to the front open face recirculation flow; 2) there is a potential pump axial thrust problem from the unbalanced front open face and the back shroud face; and, 3) since test data is very linu'ted for this configuration, there is uncertainty in the magnitude and phase of the rotordynamics forces due to the front impeller passage. The purpose of the paper is to discuss the design of an unshrouded impeller and to examine the design's hydrodynamic performance, axial thrust, and rotordynamics performance. The design methodology will also be discussed. This work will help provide some guidelines for unshrouded impeller design. In particular, the paper will discuss the design of three unshrouded impellers - one with 5 full and 5 partial blades (5+5). one with 6+6 blades and one with 8+8 blades. One of these designs will be selected for actual fabrication and flow test. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is used to help design and optimize the unshrouded impeller. The relative pump performance penalty is assessed by comparing the CFD results of the unshrouded impeller with the equivalent shrouded impeller for a particular design. Limited unshrouded - versus - shrouded impeller data from the J-2 pump is used to anchor the CFD. Since no detailed impeller blade force data is available, axial thrust and rotordynamic force predictions are based on the CFD model. For the axial thrust, the impeller front flow passage axial force is integrated from the CFD results and compared to the equivalent shrouded impeller axial force. For the rotordynamics forces, the fluid reaction forces are computed from unsteady flow CFD results using a moving boundary method; the rotor- shaft is moved at several whirl-to-speed frequency ratios to extract the rotordynamics coefficients.

  2. On an isotropic and centrifugal force invariant layout of a conically shaped gas-lubricated high-speed spiral-groove bearing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Dupont

    2003-01-01

    The following elaboration discusses the analytically complete layout of a self-acting gas-lubricated high-speed conically shaped spiral-groove bearing as well as suggestions for practical realization. The simple conically shaped bearing is separated into two conical main bearings, which are situated at the ends of the cone-stump. Both have an identical angle size, but otherwise differ with regard to their bearing geometries

  3. Centrifuge (ChemPages Lab)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Centrifuge: this is a resource in the collection "ChemPages Laboratory Resources". The centrifuge is used to separate a solid from a solution quickly. A centrifuge is used for small-scale separations; typically the volume is less than 5 mL. Larger volumes of mixtures can be separated by filtration. The ChemPages Laboratory Resources are a set of web pages that include text, images, video, and self check questions. The topics included are those that are commonly encountered in the first-year chemistry laboratory. They have been put together for use as both a pre-laboratory preparation tool and an in-laboratory reference source.

  4. Microwave assisted centrifuge and related methods

    DOEpatents

    Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID) [Idaho Falls, ID

    2010-08-17

    Centrifuge samples may be exposed to microwave energy to heat the samples during centrifugation and to promote separation of the different components or constituents of the samples using a centrifuge device configured for generating microwave energy and directing the microwave energy at a sample located in the centrifuge.

  5. Centrifugal dryers keep pace with the market

    SciTech Connect

    Fiscor, S.

    2008-03-15

    New plant design and upgrades create a shift in dewatering strategies. The article describes recent developments. Three major manufacturers supply centrifugal dryers - TEMA, Centrifugal & Mechanical Industries (CMI) and Ludowici. CMI introduced a line of vertical centrifugal dryers. TEMA improved the techniques by developing a horizontal vibratory centrifuge (HVC) which simplified maintenance. 3 figs., 1 photo.

  6. Department of Pharmacology Shared Equipment Centrifugation & Accessories

    E-print Network

    Department of Pharmacology Shared Equipment Centrifugation & Accessories 1 Sorvall RC-5B High Speed Centrifuge (2-233) 2 Sorvall RC-5C+ High Speed Centrifuges (2-233) 1 Beckman LE80 Ultracentrifuge (2-233) 1 Thermo-Sorvall Discovery M150 Ultracentrifuge (2-270) 1 Eppendorf High Speed 581OR Tabletop Centrifuge (2

  7. Sandia National Laboratories 8. 8 metre (29-foot) and 10. 7-metre (35-foot) centrifuge facilities

    SciTech Connect

    Adams, P.H.; Ault, R.L.; Fulton, D.L.

    1980-05-01

    This report outlines the capabilities and limitations of the two centrifuges and gives other details which must be considered in preparing test specifications and designing fixtures, gives the theory and terminology of centrifuge testing, and describes the layout, operating principles, support functions, and reference material for each facility.

  8. Centrifugation. Sludge Treatment and Disposal Course #166. Instructor's Guide [and] Student Workbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Best, Richard A.

    An introductory description of the use of centrifuges in the process of volume reduction is provided in this lesson. Three basic centrifuges, their theory of operation, quality of cake and centrate, and operational control testing are discussed. The lesson includes an instructor's guide and student workbook. The instructor's guide contains a…

  9. Centrifugation during the Manhattan Project

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Cameron Reed

    2009-01-01

    Manhattan Engineer District documents from 1942 to early 1944 reveal that consideration of centrifugation as a means of enriching\\u000a uranium-235 during World War II was more extensive than is commonly appreciated. A full-scale prototype centrifuge was fabricated\\u000a and tested at near-production speeds; enrichments at close to levels expected theoretically was demonstrated with pilot-plant\\u000a units; and plans for production plants were

  10. Variable-Speed Instrumented Centrifuges

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Chapman, David K.; Brown, Allan H.

    1991-01-01

    Report describes conceptual pair of centrifuges, speed of which varied to produce range of artificial gravities in zero-gravity environment. Image and data recording and controlled temperature and gravity provided for 12 experiments. Microprocessor-controlled centrifuges include video cameras to record stop-motion images of experiments. Potential applications include studies of effect of gravity on growth and on production of hormones in corn seedlings, experiments with magnetic flotation to separate cells, and electrophoresis to separate large fragments of deoxyribonucleic acid.

  11. TORSIONAL VIBRATION REDUCTION IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES USING CENTRIFUGAL PENDULUMS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cheng-Tang Lee; Steven W. Shaw

    The goal of the present work is to investigate the performance of tautochronic centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers (CPVA's) for reducing torsional vibration in internal combustion engines. A mathematical model is first built for the torsional dynamics of an in- line, four-stroke, four-cylinder engine, including the consideration of inertia effects of connecting rods and pistons, gas pressure inside the cylinder chambers,

  12. Developments in centrifugal compressor surge control: A technology assessment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. K. Botros; J. F. Henderson

    1994-01-01

    There are a number of surge control schemes in current use for centrifugal compressors employed in natural gas transmission systems. Basically, these schemes consist of a set of detection devices that either anticipate surge or detect it at its inception, and a set of control devices that act to prevent surge from occurring. A patent search was conducted in an

  13. Coral reef formation theory may apply to oil, gas exploration

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-12-10

    This paper reports a coral reef formation theory that has implications for hydrocarbon exploration. The theory states that many coral reefs and carbonate buildups from at and are dependent upon nutrient rich fluids seeping through the seabed.

  14. Bubble Eliminator Based on Centrifugal Flow

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gonda, Steve R.; Tsao, Yow-Min D.; Lee, Wenshan

    2004-01-01

    The fluid bubble eliminator (FBE) is a device that removes gas bubbles from a flowing liquid. The FBE contains no moving parts and does not require any power input beyond that needed to pump the liquid. In the FBE, the buoyant force for separating the gas from the liquid is provided by a radial pressure gradient associated with a centrifugal flow of the liquid and any entrained bubbles. A device based on a similar principle is described in Centrifugal Adsorption Cartridge System (MSC- 22863), which appears on page 48 of this issue. The FBE was originally intended for use in filtering bubbles out of a liquid flowing relatively slowly in a bioreactor system in microgravity. Versions that operate in normal Earth gravitation at greater flow speeds may also be feasible. The FBE (see figure) is constructed as a cartridge that includes two concentric cylinders with flanges at the ends. The outer cylinder is an impermeable housing; the inner cylinder comprises a gas-permeable, liquid-impermeable membrane covering a perforated inner tube. Multiple spiral disks that collectively constitute a spiral ramp are mounted in the space between the inner and outer cylinders. The liquid enters the FBE through an end flange, flows in the annular space between the cylinders, and leaves through the opposite end flange. The spiral disks channel the liquid into a spiral flow, the circumferential component of which gives rise to the desired centrifugal effect. The resulting radial pressure gradient forces the bubbles radially inward; that is, toward the inner cylinder. At the inner cylinder, the gas-permeable, liquid-impermeable membrane allows the bubbles to enter the perforated inner tube while keeping the liquid in the space between the inner and outer cylinders. The gas thus collected can be vented via an endflange connection to the inner tube. The centripetal acceleration (and thus the radial pressure gradient) is approximately proportional to the square of the flow speed and approximately inversely proportional to an effective radius of the annular space. For a given FBE geometry, one could increase the maximum rate at which gas could be removed by increasing the rate of flow to obtain more centripetal acceleration. In experiments and calculations oriented toward the original microgravitational application, centripetal accelerations between 0.001 and 0.012 g [where g normal Earth gravitation (.9.8 m/s2)] were considered. For operation in normal Earth gravitation, it would likely be necessary to choose the FBE geometry and the rate of flow to obtain centripetal acceleration comparable to or greater than g.

  15. Finite-temperature perturbation theory for a spatially inhomogeneous Bose-condensed gas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. O. Fedichev; G. V. Shlyapnikov

    1998-01-01

    We develop a finite-temperature perturbation theory (beyond the mean field) for a Bose-condensed gas and calculate temperature-dependent damping rates and energy shifts for Bogolyubov excitations of any energy. The theory is generalized for the case of excitations in a spatially inhomogeneous (trapped) Bose-condensed gas, where we emphasize the principal importance of inhomogeneity of the condensate density profile and develop the

  16. Continuum approach to phonon gas and shape changes of second sound via shock waves theory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Ruggeri; A. Muracchini; L. Seccia

    1994-01-01

    Summary  A continuum approach, based on the principles of modern extended thermodynamics, describing the model of a phonon gas is performed.\\u000a The main difference with the ideal phonon gas theory consists in the presence of athermal inertia. We apply the shock wave theory and discuss the selection rules for physical shocks (theLax conditions and theentropy growth). In this way the existence

  17. Galactic evolution. I - Single-zone models. [encompassing stellar evolution and gas-star dynamic theories

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Thuan, T. X.; Hart, M. H.; Ostriker, J. P.

    1975-01-01

    The two basic approaches of physical theory required to calculate the evolution of a galactic system are considered, taking into account stellar evolution theory and the dynamics of a gas-star system. Attention is given to intrinsic (stellar) physics, extrinsic (dynamical) physics, and computations concerning the fractionation of an initial mass of gas into stars. The characteristics of a 'standard' model and its variants are discussed along with the results obtained with the aid of these models.

  18. On the characteristics of centrifugal-reciprocating machines. [cryogenic coolers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Higa, W. H.

    1980-01-01

    A method of compressing helium gas for cryogenic coolers is presented which uses centrifugal force to reduce the forces on the connecting rod and crankshaft in the usual reciprocating compressor. This is achieved by rotating the piston-cylinder assembly at a speed sufficient for the centrifugal force on the piston to overcome the compressional force due to the working fluid. The rotating assembly is dynamically braked in order to recharge the working space with fluid. The intake stroke consists of decelerating the rotating piston-cylinder assembly and the exhaust stroke consists of accelerating the assembly.

  19. 76 FR 9613 - USEC Inc. (American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility and American Centrifuge Plant); Order...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-18

    ...EA-11-013] USEC Inc. (American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility and American Centrifuge Plant); Order Approving Direct Transfer...7003 and SNM-2011 for the American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility (Lead...

  20. The theory model and analytic answer of gas diffusion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Wu Hai-jin; Lin Bai-quan; Yao Qian

    2009-01-01

    In order to investigate the gas diffusion process in the coal seam, this paper simplifies the complex course into the capillary model and gets the motion differential equation when the gas diffusion obeys Fick’s law. Meanwhile, with the knowledge of differential equation and mathematic-physical equation, with the help of MATLAB as well, this paper obtains the analytic answer of the

  1. Diffusion, percolation, and trapping in the Lorentz gas via variational kinetic theory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. Masters; T. Keyes

    1982-01-01

    A recently developed variational principle is applied to the solution of a self-consistent repeated-ring kinetic theory of the Lorentz gas in one, two, and three dimensions. Calculated values of the diffusion constant D, are in excellent agreement with molecular-dynamics simulation results for d=2 and 3. The theory predicts the existence of \\

  2. Miniature Centrifugal Compressor

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Sixsmith, Herbert

    1989-01-01

    Miniature turbocompressor designed for reliability and long life. Cryogenic system includes compressor, turboexpander, and heat exchanger provides 5 W of refrigeration at 70 K from 150 W input power. Design speed of machine 510,000 rpm. Compressor has gas-lubricated journal bearings and magnetic thrust bearing. When compressor runs no bearing contact and no wear.

  3. Hydrodynamic theory for quantum plasmonics: Linear-response dynamics of the inhomogeneous electron gas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Yan, Wei

    2015-03-01

    We investigate the hydrodynamic theory of metals, offering systematic studies of the linear-response dynamics for an inhomogeneous electron gas. We include the quantum functional terms of the Thomas-Fermi kinetic energy, the von Weizsäcker kinetic energy, and the exchange-correlation Coulomb energies under the local density approximation. The advantages, limitations, and possible improvements of the hydrodynamic theory are transparently demonstrated. The roles of various parameters in the theory are identified. We anticipate that the hydrodynamic theory can be applied to investigate the linear response of complex metallic nanostructures, including quantum effects, by adjusting theory parameters appropriately.

  4. Membrane-Based Characterization of a Gas Component — A Transient Sensor Theory

    PubMed Central

    Lazik, Detlef

    2014-01-01

    Based on a multi-gas solution-diffusion problem for a dense symmetrical membrane this paper presents a transient theory of a planar, membrane-based sensor cell for measuring gas from both initial conditions: dynamic and thermodynamic equilibrium. Using this theory, the ranges for which previously developed, simpler approaches are valid will be discussed; these approaches are of vital interest for membrane-based gas sensor applications. Finally, a new theoretical approach is introduced to identify varying gas components by arranging sensor cell pairs resulting in a concentration independent gas-specific critical time. Literature data for the N2, O2, Ar, CH4, CO2, H2 and C4H10 diffusion coefficients and solubilities for a polydimethylsiloxane membrane were used to simulate gas specific sensor responses. The results demonstrate the influence of (i) the operational mode; (ii) sensor geometry and (iii) gas matrices (air, Ar) on that critical time. Based on the developed theory the case-specific suitable membrane materials can be determined and both operation and design options for these sensors can be optimized for individual applications. The results of mixing experiments for different gases (O2, CO2) in a gas matrix of air confirmed the theoretical predictions. PMID:24608004

  5. Centrifugation and the Manhattan Project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reed, Cameron

    2009-05-01

    A study of U. S. Army Manhattan Engineer District documents reveals that consideration of centrifugation as a means of uranium enrichment during World War II was considerably more extensive than is commonly appreciated. By the time the centrifuge project was abandoned in early 1944 a full-scale prototype unit had been fabricated and tested at near-production speeds, enrichments of close to theoretically-expected levels had been demonstrated with pilot-plant units, and plans for production plants had been developed. This paper will review the history of this little-known aspect of the Project and examine the circumstances of how it came to be discontinued.

  6. Centrifugation and the Manhattan Project

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reed, Cameron

    2009-04-01

    A study of U. S. Army Manhattan Engineer District documents reveals that consideration of centrifugation as a means of uranium enrichment during World War II was considerably more extensive than is commonly appreciated. By the time the centrifuge project was abandoned in early 1944 a full-scale prototype unit had been fabricated and tested at near-production speeds, enrichments of close to theoretically-expected levels had been demonstrated with pilot-plant units, and plans for production plants had been developed. This paper will review the history of this little-known aspect of the Project and examine the circumstances of how it came to be discontinued.

  7. Life Sciences Centrifuge Facility review

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Young, Laurence R.

    1994-01-01

    The Centrifuge Facility Project at ARC was reviewed by a code U team to determine appropriateness adequacy for the ISSA. This report represents the findings of one consultant to this team and concentrates on scientific and technical risks. This report supports continuation of the project to the next phase of development.

  8. Life Sciences Centrifuge Facility assessment

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Benson, Robert H.

    1994-01-01

    This report provides an assessment of the status of the Centrifuge Facility being developed by ARC for flight on the International Space Station Alpha. The assessment includes technical status, schedules, budgets, project management, performance of facility relative to science requirements, and identifies risks and issues that need to be considered in future development activities.

  9. Preliminary design of centrifugal compressors

    SciTech Connect

    Kocak, S. [Selcuk Univ., Konya (Turkey). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1996-11-01

    Preliminary design calculations are analyzed for a centrifugal compressor, after choosing as the type of the turbomachine from the curves given by Balje (1981). In impeller calculations, the effect of slip factor on exit conditions, the inducer geometry and the effect of choked flow on relative Mach number are investigated. In discharge calculation vaned diffusers are compared with vaneless diffusers.

  10. Determining centrifugal compressor piping loads

    SciTech Connect

    Kannappan, S.

    1982-02-01

    Guidelines for determining allowable piping loads on centrifugal compressor nozzles were changed in the 1979 edition of API Standard 617. This article explains the changes. Many still use the 1973 guidelines arriving at incorrect allowable values. It is recommended that allowable loads from manufacturers should be obtained and used when available. 6 refs.

  11. MHD Stability of Centrifugally Confined Plasmas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Yi-Min Huang

    2003-01-01

    Centrifugally confined plasmas utilize centrifugal forces from plasma rotation to augment magnetic confinement, as an alternative approach to fusion. One magnetic geometry is mirror-type, with rotation about the axis induced from a central, biased core conductor. The outward centrifugal forces from the rotation have a component along the field lines, thus confining ions to the center. The immediate concern, of

  12. A stability dependent theory for air-sea gas exchange

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David J. Erickson

    1993-01-01

    The author expands on a recently presented local-scale model for air-sea gas exchange which includes an explicit treatment of oceanic whitecaps. The author introduces thermal stability of the air-sea interface as a function of temperature and humidity gradients. This model is then extended to a global scale, and compared with other models by introducing it into a global climate model

  13. Lattice gas hydrodynamics: Theory and simulations. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Hasslacher, B.

    1993-05-01

    The first successful application of a microscopic analogy to create a skeleton cellular automaton and analyze it with statistical mechanical tools, was the work of Frisch, Hasslacher and Pomeau on the Navier-Stokes equation in two and three dimensions. This has become a very large research area with lattice gas models and methods being used for both fundamental investigations into the foundations of statistical mechanics and a large number of diverse applications. This present research was devoted to enlarging the fundamental scope of lattice gas models and proved quite successful. Since the beginning of this proposal, cellular automata have been constructed for statistical mechanical models, fluids, diffusion and shock systems in fundamental investigations. In applied areas, there are now excellent lattice gas models for complex flows through porous media, chemical reaction and combustion dynamics, multiphase flow systems, and fluid mixtures with natural boundaries. With extended cellular fluid models, one can do problems with arbitrary pairwise potentials. Recently, these have been applied to such problems as non-newtonian or polymeric liquids and a mixture of immiscible fluids passing through fractal or spongelike media in two and three dimensions. This proposal has contributed to and enlarged the scope of this work.

  14. 77 FR 6586 - GE Oil & Gas Operations, LLC Including On-Site Leased Workers From Adecco, Argus Technical, Inc...

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    2012-02-08

    ...of GE Oil & Gas Operations...high speed reciprocating and centrifugal compressors primarily used in the oil and gas industry...high speed reciprocating and centrifugal compressors primarily used in the oil and gas...

  15. Centrifugal separator devices, systems and related methods

    DOEpatents

    Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Law, Jack D. (Pocatello, ID); Garn, Troy G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Todd, Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID); Macaluso, Lawrence L. (Carson City, NV)

    2012-03-20

    Centrifugal separator devices, systems and related methods are described. More particularly, fluid transfer connections for a centrifugal separator system having support assemblies with a movable member coupled to a connection tube and coupled to a fixed member, such that the movable member is constrained to movement along a fixed path relative to the fixed member are described. Also, centrifugal separator systems including such fluid transfer connections are described. Additionally, methods of installing, removing and/or replacing centrifugal separators from centrifugal separator systems are described.

  16. Performance of a centrifugal phytotron

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    Tani, A.; Nishiura, Y.; Kiyota, M.; Murase, H.; Honami, N.; Aiga, I.

    1996-01-01

    It is possible to cultivate plants under an artificial gravity field generated by a centrifugal device in space. In order to determine an optimal magnitude of gravity, there is a need to investigate the relationship between plant growth and gravity, including not only reduced gravity but also gravity greater than 1G. A prototype centrifugal phytotron was designed and fabricated in order to investigate the relationship between plant growth and increased gravity. This device enables us to cultivate plants over the long term by controlling environmental conditions in the phytotron such as temperature, relative humidity, CO_2 concentration and light intensity. The results of our experiment indicate that plant seeds can germinate and grow even under an artificial gravity which changes sinusoidally from 2G to 4G.

  17. An Attack on Centrifugal Costs

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    Murray, P. F.

    Chocolate Bayou is using an approach which analyzes the complete system rather than starting with the separate system components. Since most fluid systems involve many engineering functions, a multifunctional task force has been organized to do... the necessary audit of plant centrifugal systems. Primarily, the task force will review applications of 50 to 1500 HP. This paper will discuss some of the technology that has been used by this task force in several successful innovative conservation...

  18. Deburring by centrifugal barrel tumbling

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gillespie

    1976-01-01

    The reliability of small precision mechanisms greatly depends upon the production of burr-free, sharp-edged parts. Centrifugal barrel finishing (Harperizing) is one of the few processes capable of producing these conditions. Burrs less than 0.001-in. thick by 0.001-in. high (25.4 x 25.4 ..mu..m) can be removed from 303 Se stainless steel, 1018 steel, and 6061-T6 aluminum with dimensional changes in the

  19. Centrifugal force in Kerr geometry

    E-print Network

    Sai Iyer; A R Prasanna

    1992-07-31

    We have obtained the correct expression for the centrifugal force acting on a particle at the equatorial circumference of a rotating body in the locally non-rotating frame of the Kerr geometry. Using this expression for the equilibrium of an element on the surface of a slowly rotating Maclaurin spheroid, we obtain the expression for the ellipticity (as discussed earlier by Abramowicz and Miller) and determine the radius at which the ellipticity is maximum.

  20. Centrifuges: Fuel-technology applications. (Latest citations from the NTIS data base). Published Search

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-08-01

    The bibliography contains citations concerning the applications of centrifugation to fuels. Topics include the separation and cleaning of coal and other fuel materials, pumping of slurries, combustion modeling, modeling of waste fuel solids, fracture and creep modeling of oil and gas wells, and ground subsidence near fuel sources. Applications of centrifuges to uranium fuel, civil engineering and geotechnology are discussed in separate bibliographies. (Contains a minimum of 200 citations and includes a subject term index and title list.)

  1. Bogoliubov theory of dipolar Bose gas in a weak random potential

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    Ghabour, Mahmoud; Pelster, Axel

    2014-12-01

    We consider a dilute homogeneous Bose gas with both an isotropic short-range contact interaction and an anisotropic long-range dipole-dipole interaction in a weak random potential at low temperature in three dimensions. Within the realm of Bogoliubov theory, we analyze how both condensate and superfluid are depleted due to quantum and thermal fluctuations as well as disorder fluctuations.

  2. Methane-to-Methanol Conversion by Gas-Phase Transition Metal Oxide Cations: Experiment and Theory

    E-print Network

    Metz, Ricardo B.

    Methane-to-Methanol Conversion by Gas-Phase Transition Metal Oxide Cations: Experiment and Theory-phase transition metal oxide cations can convert methane to methanol. Methane activation by MO+ is discussed such as methanol has attracted great experimental and theoretical interest due to its importance as an industrial

  3. Density functional theory of the trapped Fermi gas in the unitary regime

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brandon P. van Zyl; D. A. W. Hutchinson

    2008-01-01

    We investigate a density-functional theory (DFT) approach for an unpolarized trapped dilute Fermi gas in the unitary limit . A reformulation of the recent work of T. Papenbrock (Phys. Rev. A, 72, 041602(R) (2005)) in the language of fractional exclusion statistics allows us to obtain an estimate of the universal factor, ?3D, in three dimensions (3D), in addition to providing

  4. Twinning of amphibian embryos by centrifugation

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Black, S. D.

    1984-01-01

    In the frog Xenopus laevis, the dorsal structures of the embryonic body axis normally derive from the side of the egg opposite the side of sperm entry. However, if the uncleaved egg is inclined at lg or centrifuged in an inclined position, this topographic relationship is overridden: the egg makes its dorsal axial structures according to its orientation in the gravitational/centrifugal field, irrespective of the position of sperm entry. Certain conditions of centrifugation cause eggs to develop into conjoined twins with two sets of axial structures. A detailed analysis of twinning provided some insight into experimental axis orientation. First, as with single-axis embryos, both axes in twins are oriented according to the direction of centrifugation. One axis forms at the centripetal side of the egg and the other forms at the centrifugal side, even when the side of sperm entry is normal to the centrifugal force vector. Second, if eggs are centrifuged to give twins, but are inclined at lg to prevent post-centrifugation endoplasmic redistributions, only single-axis embryos develop. Thus, a second redistribution is required for high-frequency secondary axis formation. This can be accomplished by lg (as in the single centrifugations) or by a second centrifugation directed along the egg's animal-vegetal axis.

  5. Biot-Gassmann theory for velocities of gas hydrate-bearing sediments

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    Lee, M.W.

    2002-01-01

    Elevated elastic velocities are a distinct physical property of gas hydrate-bearing sediments. A number of velocity models and equations (e.g., pore-filling model, cementation model, effective medium theories, weighted equations, and time-average equations) have been used to describe this effect. In particular, the weighted equation and effective medium theory predict reasonably well the elastic properties of unconsolidated gas hydrate-bearing sediments. A weakness of the weighted equation is its use of the empirical relationship of the time-average equation as one element of the equation. One drawback of the effective medium theory is its prediction of unreasonably higher shear-wave velocity at high porosities, so that the predicted velocity ratio does not agree well with the observed velocity ratio. To overcome these weaknesses, a method is proposed, based on Biot-Gassmann theories and assuming the formation velocity ratio (shear to compressional velocity) of an unconsolidated sediment is related to the velocity ratio of the matrix material of the formation and its porosity. Using the Biot coefficient calculated from either the weighted equation or from the effective medium theory, the proposed method accurately predicts the elastic properties of unconsolidated sediments with or without gas hydrate concentration. This method was applied to the observed velocities at the Mallik 2L-39 well, Mackenzie Delta, Canada.

  6. Recognition of gas hydrate using AVO-attribute crossplots based on the porous medium theory

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    Zhang, Yuwen; Liu, Xuewei; Yao, Changli

    2005-01-01

    Gas hydrate is gradually considered as a potential energy resource. The presence of gas hydrate is commonly inferred from the appearance of “bottom simulating reflector”(BSR) on seismic section. Understanding the properties of hydrate-bearing sediments and studying the AVO characteristics of BSR are of great significance. Although more and more domestic and international studies have been conducted on the subjects mentioned above, they are still in the primary stage and need a long way to go to be appled in practice, especially in the field of gas hydrate. Aiming at the identification of gas hydrate, we studied the characteristics of the AVO attributes based on the Biot’s theory when the sediments were bearing gas hydrate or free gas. The AVO attribute crossplots obtained from seismic sections with the forward simulation by means of staggered-grid finite-difference were compared with that of theoretic models. The coincidence shows that utilization of AVO attribute crossplots is an effective way to recognize gas hydrate and free gas.

  7. Molecular Density Functional Theory for water with liquid-gas coexistence and correct pressure

    E-print Network

    Jeanmairet, Guillaume; Sergiievskyi, Volodymyr; Borgis, Daniel

    2015-01-01

    The solvation of hydrophobic solutes in water is special because liquid and gas are almost at coexistence. In the common hypernetted chain approximation to integral equations, or equivalently in the homogenous reference fluid of molecular density functional theory, coexistence is not taken into account. Hydration structures and energies of nanometer-scale hydrophobic solutes are thus incorrect. In this article, we propose a bridge functional that corrects this thermodynamic inconsistency by introducing a metastable gas phase for the homogeneous solvent. We show how this can be done by a third order expansion of the functional around the bulk liquid density that imposes the right pressure and the correct second order derivatives. Although this theory is not limited to water, we apply it to study hydrophobic solvation in water at room temperature and pressure and compare the results to all-atom simulations. With this correction, molecular density functional theory gives, at a modest computational cost, quantita...

  8. Modeling of a two-phase swirling turbulent flow in the separation chamber of the centrifugal apparatus

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    Evseev, Nikolay; Shvab, Alexander

    2014-08-01

    In this paper a two-phase (gas - solid particles) swirling turbulent flow in the separation chamber of a centrifugal apparatus is considered. The results of mathematical modeling of flow at different settings are shown.

  9. Bond Graph Modeling of Centrifugal Compressor System Nur Uddin and Jan Tommy Gravdahl

    E-print Network

    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    are widely applied in industries, for exam- ples in pipeline natural gas transportation system, extraction of metals and minerals in mining operations, natural gas re- injection plants, secondary recovery processesBond Graph Modeling of Centrifugal Compressor System Nur Uddin and Jan Tommy Gravdahl Dept

  10. Drive actuation in active control of centrifugal compressors Jan Tommy Gravdahl and Olav Egeland

    E-print Network

    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    Pipeline compressor map for natural gas (=1.3) System trajectory Throttle line Surge line Compressor map. A simulation of active surge control on a industrial size nat- ural gas pipeline compressor using drive torqueDrive actuation in active control of centrifugal compressors Jan Tommy Gravdahl and Olav Egeland

  11. Elevation of productivity of scroll sedimentation centrifuges

    SciTech Connect

    Nesterovich, A.A.; Chistyakova, S.V.

    1984-03-01

    This article demonstrates how a countercurrent design of scroll sedimentation centrifuges can elevate separating capacity. The design of cocurrent centrifuges where the suspension entered at the wide end of the rotor and the sediment and the liquid phase moved in the same direction raised the separating capacity. Experiments were conducted in a laboratory scroll centrifuge with a rotor 220 mm in diameter by varying the liquid viscosity. A scroll sedimentation centrifuge has been developed which permits almost complete elimination of the lag of the surface suspension layers in the rotor without complicating the design. It is determined that the productivity of the new centrifuge is 25-50% higher than the productivity of a traditional countercurrent scroll sedimentation centrifuge.

  12. The Detection Rate of Molecular Gas in Elliptical Galaxies: Constraints on Galaxy Formation Theories

    E-print Network

    Yutaka Fujita; Masahiro Nagashima; Naoteru Gouda

    2000-05-15

    In order to constrain parameters in galaxy formation theories, especially those for a star formation process, we investigate cold gas in elliptical galaxies. We calculate the detection rate of cold gas in them using a semi-analytic model of galaxy formation and compare it with observations. We show that the model with a long star formation time-scale (~20 Gyr) is inconsistent with observations. Thus, some mechanisms of reducing the mass of interstellar medium, such as the consumption of molecular gas by star formation and/or reheating from supernovae, are certainly effective in galaxies. Our model predicts that star formation induced when galaxies in a halo collide each other reduces the cold gas left until the present. However, we find that the reduction through random collisions of satellite (non-central) galaxies in mean free time-scale in a halo is not required to explain the observations. This may imply that the collisions and mergers between satellite galaxies do not occur so often in clusters or that they do not stimulate the star formation activity as much as the simple collision model we adopted. For cD galaxies, the predicted detection rate of cold gas is consistent with observations as long as the transformation of hot gas into cold gas is prevented in halos whose circular velocities are larger than 500 km s^-1. Moreover, we find that the cold gas brought into cDs through captures of gas-rich galaxies is little. We also show that the fraction of galaxies with observable cold gas should be small for cluster ellipticals in comparison with that for field ellipticals.

  13. Centrifugal separators and related devices and methods

    DOEpatents

    Meikrantz, David H. (Idaho Falls, ID); Law, Jack D. (Pocatello, ID); Garn, Troy G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Macaluso, Lawrence L. (Carson City, NV); Todd, Terry A. (Aberdeen, ID)

    2012-03-06

    Centrifugal separators and related methods and devices are described. More particularly, centrifugal separators comprising a first fluid supply fitting configured to deliver fluid into a longitudinal fluid passage of a rotor shaft and a second fluid supply fitting sized and configured to sealingly couple with the first fluid supply fitting are described. Also, centrifugal separator systems comprising a manifold having a drain fitting and a cleaning fluid supply fitting are described, wherein the manifold is coupled to a movable member of a support assembly. Additionally, methods of cleaning centrifugal separators are described.

  14. Testing of pyrochemical centrifugal contactors

    SciTech Connect

    Chow, L.S.; Carls, E.L.; Basco, J.K.; Johnson, T.R.

    1996-08-01

    A centrifugal contactor that performs oxidation and reduction exchange reactions between molten metals and salts at 500 degrees Centigrade has been tested successfully at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL). The design is based on contactors for aqueous- organic systems operation near room temperature. In tests to demonstrate the performance of the pyrocontactor, cadmium and LICl- KCl eutectic salt were the immiscible solvent phases, and rare earths were the distributing solutes. The tests showed that the pyrocontactor mixed and separated the phases well, with stage efficiencies approaching 99% at rotor speeds near 2700 rpm. The contactor ran smoothly and reliably over the entire range of speeds that was tested.

  15. Centrifugal quantum states of neutrons

    E-print Network

    V. V. Nesvizhevsky; A. K. Petukhov; K. V. Protasov; A. Yu. Voronin

    2008-06-24

    We propose a method for observation of the quasi-stationary states of neutrons, localized near the curved mirror surface. The bounding effective well is formed by the centrifugal potential and the mirror Fermi-potential. This phenomenon is an example of an exactly solvable "quantum bouncer" problem that could be studied experimentally. It could provide a promising tool for studying fundamental neutron-matter interactions, as well as quantum neutron optics and surface physics effects. We develop formalism, which describes quantitatively the neutron motion near the mirror surface. The effects of mirror roughness are taken into account.

  16. Centrifugal and torque responsive clutch

    SciTech Connect

    Sakakibara, S.; Tsuzuki, S.

    1987-04-28

    A coupling mechanism is described including a fluid coupling device with input and output elements, and a centrifugal type lock-up clutch for releasably engaging the input and output elements, characterized in that the lock-up clutch, this mechanism comprises: a cylindrical inner surface formed on the input element; a drive plate provided with friction elements displaceable in a radially outward direction for engagement with the cylindrical inner surface; the friction elements having: a friction shoe; a pair of cam weights; resilient load; a driven plate; a damper of resilient material and a biasing means.

  17. Meteor Crater: Energy of formation - Implications of centrifuge scaling

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schmidt, R. M.

    1980-01-01

    Recent work on explosive cratering has demonstrated the utility of performing subscale experiments on a geotechnic centrifuge to develop scaling rules for very large energy events. The present investigation is concerned with an extension of this technique to impact cratering. Experiments have been performed using a projectile gun mounted directly on the centrifuge rotor to launch projectiles into a suitable soil container undergoing centripetal accelerations in excess of 500 G. The pump tube of a two-stage light-gas gun was used to attain impact velocities of approximately 2 km/sec. The results of the experiments indicate that the energy of formation of any large impact crater depends upon the impact velocity. This dependence, shown for the case of Meteor Crater, is consistent with analogous results for the specific energy dependence of explosives and is expected to persist to impact velocities in excess of 25 km/sec.

  18. Solid deuterium centrifuge pellet injector

    SciTech Connect

    Foster, C.A.

    1982-01-01

    Pellet injectors are needed to fuel long pulse tokamak plasmas and other magnetic confinement devices. For this purpose, an apparatus has been developed that forms 1.3-mm-diam pellets of frozen deuterium at a rate of 40 pellets per second and accelerates them to a speed of 1 km/s. Pellets are formed by extruding a billet of solidified deuterium through a 1.3-mm-diam nozzle at a speed of 5 cm/s. The extruding deuterium is chopped with a razor knife, forming 1.3-mm right circular cylinders of solid deuterium. The pellets are accelerated by synchronously injecting them into a high speed rotating arbor containing a guide track, which carries them from a point near the center of rotation to the periphery. The pellets leave the wheel after 150/sup 0/ of rotation at double the tip speed. The centrifuge is formed in the shape of a centrifugal catenary and is constructed of high strength KEVLAR/epoxy composite. This arbon has been spin-tested to a tip speed of 1 km/s.

  19. Theory of the charged Bose gas: Bose-Einstein condensation in an ultrahigh magnetic field

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    Alexandrov, A. S.; Beere, W. H.; Kabanov, V. V.

    1996-12-01

    The Bogoliubov-de Gennes equations and the Ginzburg-Landau-Abrikosov-Gor'kov-type theory are formulated for the charged Bose gas (CBG). The theory of the Bose-Einstein condensation of the CBG in a magnetic field is extended to ultralow temperatures and ultrahigh magnetic fields. A low-temperature dependence of the upper critical field Hc2(T) is obtained both for the particle-impurity and particle-particle scattering. The normal-state collective plasmon mode in ultrahigh magnetic fields is studied.

  20. Thermal N = 4 SYM theory as a 2D Coulomb gas

    E-print Network

    Sean A. Hartnoll; S. Prem Kumar

    2006-10-10

    We consider N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with SU(N) gauge group at large N and at finite temperature on a spatial S^3. We show that, at finite weak 't Hooft coupling, the theory is naturally described as a two dimensional Coulomb gas of complex eigenvalues of the Polyakov-Maldacena loop, valued on the cylinder. In the low temperature confined phase the eigenvalues condense onto a strip encircling the cylinder, while the high temperature deconfined phase is characterised by an ellipsoidal droplet of eigenvalues.

  1. Stress analysis of bolted joints under centrifugal force

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Imura, Makoto; Iizuka, Motonobu; Nakae, Shigeki; Mori, Takeshi; Koyama, Takayuki

    2014-06-01

    Our objective is to develop a long-life rotary machine for synchronous generators and motors. To do this, it is necessary to design a high-strength bolted joint, which is responsible for fixing a salient pole on a rotor shaft. While the rotary machine is in operation, not only centrifugal force but also moment are loaded on a bolted joint, because a point of load is eccentric to a centre of a bolt. We tried to apply the theory proposed in VDI2230-Blatt1 to evaluate the bolted joint under eccentric force, estimate limited centrifugal force, which is the cause of partial separation between the pole and the rotor shaft, and then evaluate additional tension of a bolt after the partial separation has occurred. We analyzed the bolted joint by FEM, and defined load introduction factor in that case. Additionally, we investigated the effect of the variation of bolt preload on the partial separation. We did a full scale experiment with a prototype rotor to reveal the variation of bolt preload against tightening torque. After that, we verified limited centrifugal force and the strength of the bolted joint by the VDI2230-Blatt1 theory and FEM considering the variation of bolt preload. Finally, we could design a high-strength bolted joint verified by the theoretical study and FEM analysis.

  2. Density functional theory of the trapped Fermi gas in the unitary regime

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brandon P. van Zyl; D. A. W. Hutchinson; Melodie Need

    2006-01-01

    We investigate a density-functional theory (DFT) approach for an unpolarized\\u000atrapped dilute Fermi gas in the unitary limit . A reformulation of the recent\\u000awork of T. Papenbrock [Phys. Rev. A, {\\\\bf 72}, 041602(R) (2005)] in the\\u000alanguage of fractional exclusion statistics allows us to obtain an estimate of\\u000athe universal factor, $\\\\xi_{3D}$, in three dimensions (3D), in addition to

  3. Finite-temperature theory of the trapped two-dimensional Bose gas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christopher Gies; Brandon P. van Zyl; S. A. Morgan; D. A. Hutchinson

    2004-01-01

    We present a Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) theoretical treatment of the two-dimensional trapped Bose gas and indicate how semiclassical approximations to this and other formalisms have lead to confusion. We numerically obtain results for the quantum-mechanical HFB theory within the Popov approximation and show that the presence of the trap stabilizes the condensate against long wavelength fluctuations. These results are used to

  4. Density-functional theory of the trapped two-dimensional Fermi gas in the unitary regime

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brandon P. van Zyl; Melodie Need; D. A. W. Hutchinson

    2007-01-01

    A recent paper by T. Papenbrock [Phys. Rev. A 72, 041602(R) (2005)] suggests that a determination of the universal factor ξ{sub 3D} for a harmonically trapped, unpolarized dilute Fermi gas in the unitary regime may be obtained within the framework of a simple density-functional theory (DFT). One of the key results of that work is an estimate for the universal

  5. Density-functional theory of the trapped two-dimensional Fermi gas in the unitary regime

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brandon P. van Zyl; D. A. W. Hutchinson; Melodie Need

    2007-01-01

    A recent paper by T. Papenbrock [Phys. Rev. A 72, 041602(R) (2005)] suggests that a determination of the universal factor xi3D for a harmonically trapped, unpolarized dilute Fermi gas in the unitary regime may be obtained within the framework of a simple density-functional theory (DFT). One of the key results of that work is an estimate for the universal factor

  6. Theory of the positive column in mercury rare-gas discharges

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M A Cayless

    1963-01-01

    A detailed theory of the uniform positive column is developed for d.c. fluorescent lamp type discharges in mercury and rare-gas mixtures at 0.5 to 5 mmHg pressure, taking into account multi-stage excitation and ionization processes, using available cross section curves, the Ramsauer collision cross sections and imprisonment of the resonance radiation. The distributions of the ions, unexcited and excited atoms

  7. Role of Chameleon Field in presence of Variable Modified Chaplygin gas in Brans-Dicke Theory

    E-print Network

    Shuvendu Chakraborty; Ujjal Debnath

    2011-08-23

    In this work, we have considered FRW model of the universe for Brans-Dicke (BD) theory with BD scalar field as a Chameleon field. First we have transformed the field equations and conservation equation from Jordan's frame to Einstein's frame. We have shown in presence of variable modified Chaplygin gas, the potential function $V$ and another analytic function $f$ always increase with respect to BD-Chameleon scalar field $\\phi$.

  8. Liquid/Gas Vortex Separator

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Morris, B. G.

    1986-01-01

    Liquid/gas separator vents gas from tank of liquid that contains gas randomly distributed in bubbles. Centrifugal force separates liquid and gas, forcing liquid out of vortex tube through venturi tube. Gas vented through exhaust port. When liquid detected in vent tube, exhaust port closed, and liquid/gas mixture in vent tube drawn back into tank through venturi.

  9. Centrifuge Modelling of the Performance of Liquefaction Mitigation Measures for

    E-print Network

    Centrifuge Modelling of the Performance of Liquefaction Mitigation Measures for Shallow Foundations Centrifuge Stored Angular Momentum Actuator Equivalent Shear Beam Container Automatic Sand Pourer Hostun Sand Methylcellulose 3 #12;Experimental Techniques and Materials 10 m Turner Beam Centrifuge Stored

  10. A method of centrifugal compressor performance prediction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. V. Herbert

    1979-01-01

    Predictions of compressor performance are often wanted for tentative designs where the detailed geometry of blade shapes and flow passages is not completely specified. A method of performance prediction for centrifugal compressors has been developed which requires knowledge of only overall dimensions and blade angles. This method can be applied to any centrifugal compressor with radial outflow (i.e. with no

  11. Apparatus for centrifugal separation of coal particles

    SciTech Connect

    Dickie, W.; Cavallaro, J.A.; Killmeyer, R.P.

    1991-04-16

    This patent describes a gravimetric cell for centrifugal separation of fine coal by density which has a cylindrical body and a butterfly valve or other apparatus for selectively sealing the body radially across the approximate center of the cylinder. A removable top is provided which seals the cylinder in the centrifuge and in unvented areas.

  12. Apparatus for centrifugal separation of coal particles

    SciTech Connect

    Dickie, W.; Cavallaro, J.A.; Killmeyer, R.P.

    1988-08-30

    A gravimetric cell was designed for the centrifugal separation of coal. It has a cylindrical body and a butterfly valve or other apparatus for selectively sealing the body radially across the approximate center of the cylinder. A removable top is provided which seals the cylinder in the centrifuge and in unvented areas. 2 figs.

  13. Centrifugal deformations of the gravitational kink

    E-print Network

    Paolo Maraner; Jiannis K. Pachos

    2008-11-29

    The Kaluza-Klein reduction of 4d conformally flat spacetimes is reconsidered. The corresponding 3d equations are shown to be equivalent to 2d gravitational kink equations augmented by a centrifugal term. For space-like gauge fields and non-trivial values of the centrifugal term the gravitational kink solutions describe a spacetime that is divided in two disconnected regions.

  14. Centrifugal enhancement of retroviral mediated gene transfer

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alfred B. Bahnsonz; James T. Dunigan; Bora E. Baysal; Trina Mohney; R. Wayne Atchison; Maya T. Nimgaonkar; Edward D. Ball; John A. Barranger

    1995-01-01

    Centrifugation has been used for many years to enhance infection of cultured cells with a variety of different types of viruses, but it has only recently been demonstrated to be effective for retroviruses (Ho et al. (1993) J. Leukocyte Biol. 53, 208–212; Kotani et al. (1994) Hum. Gene Ther. 5, 19–28). Centrifugation was investigated as a means of increasing the

  15. Centrifugally driven diffusion of Iogenic plasma

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. L. Siscoe; Danny Summers

    1981-01-01

    The plasma distribution around Io as measured by Voyager 1 displays an asymmetric discontinuity at Io's orbit that has been suggested to be the signature of centrifugally driven interchange diffusion fed by plasma derived from Io. This hypothesis is explored further and found to be valid. The particular form for the diffusion coefficient appropriate to centrifugally driven turbulence is derived.

  16. Apparatus for centrifugal separation of coal particles

    DOEpatents

    Dickie, William (New Eagle, PA); Cavallaro, Joseph A. (Mt. Keesport, PA); Killmeyer, Richard P. (Pleasant Hills, PA)

    1991-01-01

    A gravimetric cell for centrifugal separation of fine coal by density has a cylindrical body and a butterfly valve or other apparatus for selectively sealing the body radially across the approximate center of the cylinder. A removable top is provided which seals the cylinder in the centrifuge and in unvented areas.

  17. Astronaut Gordon Cooper in centrifuge for tests

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1963-01-01

    Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission, is strapped into the gondola while undergoing tests in the centrifuge at the Naval Air Development Center, Johnsville, Pennsylvania. The centrifuge is used to investigate by simulation the pilot's capability to control the vehicle during the actual flight in its booster and reentry profile.

  18. Status of the Maryland Centrifugal Experiment (MCX)

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    R. F. Ellis; Deepak Gupta; A. B. Hassam; S. Messer

    2001-01-01

    MCX, formerly known as the Maryland Centrifugal Torus, is well into the construction phase. The purpose of MCX is to test centrifugal confinement of plasmas and velocity shear stabilization of MHD interchange instabilities. The geometry of the magnetic field is that of a solenoid with axisymmetric mirror end fields. Biasing of an inner core relative to the outer wall produces

  19. Open-cycle centrifugal vapor-compression heat pump. Annual report, March 1983-February 1984

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    Iles, T.L.; Burgmeier, L.R.; Stanko, J.E.

    1984-04-01

    The objectives of this program are: (1) to develop an open-cycle high-lift centrifugal steam compressor system that can be efficiently retrofitted to existing multi-effect and high-temperature differential evaporators while maintaining the cost benefits of a single-stage centrifugal compressor and (2) to demonstrate the energy saving and cost benefits of driving the compressor with a natural-gas-fueled gas turbine engine. The turbine exhaust will be used for final drying of the product that was evaporated. This report describes the design and fabrication of the system and the test activities through February 1984.

  20. Open-cycle centrifugal vapor-compression heat pump. Annual report, March 1984-February 1985

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    Iles, T.L.; Burgmeier, L.R.; Liu, A.Y.

    1985-04-01

    The objectives of the program are to (1) develop an open-cycle high-lift centrifugal steam compressor system that can be efficiently retrofitted to existing multi-effect and high-temperature differential evaporators while maintaining the cost benefits of a single-stage centrifugal compressor and (2) demonstrate the energy saving and cost benefits of driving the compressor with a natural-gas-fueled gas turbine engine. The turbine exhaust will be used for final drying of the product that was evaporated. This report describes the design and fabrication of the system and the test activities through February 1985.

  1. 76 FR 50767 - In the Matter of USEC Inc., American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility, and American Centrifuge...

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    2011-08-16

    ...In the Matter of USEC Inc., American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility, and American Centrifuge Plant; Order Extending the Date by Which...SNM-7003 and SNM-2011 for the American Centrifuge Lead Cascade Facility (Lead...

  2. Centrifuges in gravitational physiology research

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    Ballard, Rodney W.; Davies, Phil; Fuller, Charles A.

    1993-01-01

    Data from space flight and ground based experiments have clearly demonstrated the importance of Earth gravity for normal physiological function in man and animals. Gravitational Physiology is concerned with the role and influence of gravity on physiological systems. Research in this field examines how we perceive and respond to gravity and the mechanisms underlying these responses. Inherent in our search for answers to these questions is the ability to alter gravity, which is not physically possible without leaving Earth. However, useful experimental paradigms have been to modify the perceived force of gravity by changing either the orientation of subjects to the gravity vector (i.e., postural changes) or by applying inertial forces to augment the magnitude of the gravity vector. The later technique has commonly been used by applying centripetal force via centrifugation.

  3. Centrifugal membrane filtration -- Task 9

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    NONE

    1996-08-01

    The Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) has teamed with SpinTek Membrane Systems, Inc., the developer of a centrifugal membrane filtration technology, to demonstrate applications for the SpinTek technology within the US Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental management (EM) Program. The technology uses supported microporous membranes rotating at high rpm, under pressure, to separate suspended and colloidal solids from liquid streams, yielding a solids-free permeate stream and a highly concentrated solids stream. This is a crosscutting technology that falls under the Efficient Separations and Processing Crosscutting Program, with potential application to tank wastes, contaminated groundwater, landfill leachate, and secondary liquid waste streams from other remediation processes, including decontamination and decommissioning systems. Membrane-screening tests were performed with the SpinTek STC-X4 static test cell filtration unit, using five ceramic membranes with different pore size and composition. Based on permeate flux, a 0.25-{micro}m TiO{sub 2}/Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} membrane was selected for detailed performance evaluation using the SpinTek ST-IIL centrifugal membrane filtration unit with a surrogate tank waste solution. An extended test run of 100 hr performed on a surrogate tank waste solution showed some deterioration in filtration performance, based on flux, apparently due to the buildup of solids near the inner portion of the membrane where relative membrane velocities were low. Continued testing of the system will focus on modifications to the shear pattern across the entire membrane surface to affect improved long-term performance.

  4. Internally-cooled centrifugal compressor with cooling jacket formed in the diaphragm

    DOEpatents

    Moore, James J.; Lerche, Andrew H.; Moreland, Brian S.

    2014-08-26

    An internally-cooled centrifugal compressor having a shaped casing and a diaphragm disposed within the shaped casing having a gas side and a coolant side so that heat from a gas flowing though the gas side is extracted via the coolant side. An impeller disposed within the diaphragm has a stage inlet on one side and a stage outlet for delivering a pressurized gas to a downstream connection. The coolant side of the diaphragm includes at least one passageway for directing a coolant in a substantially counter-flow direction from the flow of gas through the gas side.

  5. Centrifuge workers study. Phase II, completion report

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    Wooten, H.D.

    1994-09-01

    Phase II of the Centrifuge Workers Study was a follow-up to the Phase I efforts. The Phase I results had indicated a higher risk than expected among centrifuge workers for developing bladder cancer when compared with the risk in the general population for developing this same type of cancer. However, no specific agent could be identified as the causative agent for these bladder cancers. As the Phase II Report states, Phase I had been limited to workers who had the greatest potential for exposure to substances used in the centrifuge process. Phase II was designed to expand the survey to evaluate the health of all employees who had ever worked in Centrifuge Program Departments 1330-1339 but who had not been interviewed in Phase I. Employees in analytical laboratories and maintenance departments who provided support services for the Centrifuge Program were also included in Phase II. In December 1989, the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), now known as Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was contracted to conduct a follow-up study (Phase II). Phase H of the Centrifuge Workers Study expanded the survey to include all former centrifuge workers who were not included in Phase I. ORISE was chosen because they had performed the Phase I tasks and summarized the corresponding survey data therefrom.

  6. On reversal of centrifugal acceleration in special relativity

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    Maxim Lyutikov

    2009-03-05

    The basic principles of General Theory of Relativity historically have been tested in gedanken experiments in rotating frame of references. One of the key issues, which still evokes a lot of controversy, is the centrifugal acceleration. Machabeli & Rogava (1994) argued that centrifugal acceleration reverse direction for particles moving radially with relativistic velocities within a "bead on a wire" approximation. We show that this result is frame-dependent and reflects a special relativistic dilution of time (as correctly argued by de Felice (1995)) and is analogous to freezing of motion on the black hole horizon as seen by a remote observer. It is a reversal of coordinate acceleration; there is no such effect as measured by a defined set of observers, e.g., proper and/or comoving. Frame-independent velocity of a "bead" with respect to stationary rotating observers increases and formally reaches the speed of light on the light cylinder. In general relativity, centrifugal force does reverse its direction at photon circular orbit, r=3M in Schwarzschild metric, as argued by Abramowicz (1990).

  7. Shape separation of gold nanorods using centrifugation

    PubMed Central

    Sharma, Vivek; Park, Kyoungweon; Srinivasarao, Mohan

    2009-01-01

    We demonstrate the use of centrifugation for efficient separation of colloidal gold nanorods from a mixture of nanorods and nanospheres. We elucidate the hydrodynamic behavior of nanoparticles of various shapes and illustrate that the shape-dependent drag causes particles to have shape-dependent sedimentation behavior. During centrifugation, nanoparticles undergo Brownian motion under an external field and move with different sedimentation velocities dictated by their Svedberg coefficients. This effects a separation of particles of different shape and size. Our theoretical analysis and experiments demonstrate the viability of using centrifugation to shape-separate a mixture of colloidal particles. PMID:19255445

  8. Gas production in the Barnett Shale obeys a simple scaling theory.

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    Patzek, Tad W; Male, Frank; Marder, Michael

    2013-12-01

    Natural gas from tight shale formations will provide the United States with a major source of energy over the next several decades. Estimates of gas production from these formations have mainly relied on formulas designed for wells with a different geometry. We consider the simplest model of gas production consistent with the basic physics and geometry of the extraction process. In principle, solutions of the model depend upon many parameters, but in practice and within a given gas field, all but two can be fixed at typical values, leading to a nonlinear diffusion problem we solve exactly with a scaling curve. The scaling curve production rate declines as 1 over the square root of time early on, and it later declines exponentially. This simple model provides a surprisingly accurate description of gas extraction from 8,294 wells in the United States' oldest shale play, the Barnett Shale. There is good agreement with the scaling theory for 2,057 horizontal wells in which production started to decline exponentially in less than 10 y. The remaining 6,237 horizontal wells in our analysis are too young for us to predict when exponential decline will set in, but the model can nevertheless be used to establish lower and upper bounds on well lifetime. Finally, we obtain upper and lower bounds on the gas that will be produced by the wells in our sample, individually and in total. The estimated ultimate recovery from our sample of 8,294 wells is between 10 and 20 trillion standard cubic feet. PMID:24248376

  9. Gas production in the Barnett Shale obeys a simple scaling theory

    PubMed Central

    Patzek, Tad W.; Male, Frank; Marder, Michael

    2013-01-01

    Natural gas from tight shale formations will provide the United States with a major source of energy over the next several decades. Estimates of gas production from these formations have mainly relied on formulas designed for wells with a different geometry. We consider the simplest model of gas production consistent with the basic physics and geometry of the extraction process. In principle, solutions of the model depend upon many parameters, but in practice and within a given gas field, all but two can be fixed at typical values, leading to a nonlinear diffusion problem we solve exactly with a scaling curve. The scaling curve production rate declines as 1 over the square root of time early on, and it later declines exponentially. This simple model provides a surprisingly accurate description of gas extraction from 8,294 wells in the United States’ oldest shale play, the Barnett Shale. There is good agreement with the scaling theory for 2,057 horizontal wells in which production started to decline exponentially in less than 10 y. The remaining 6,237 horizontal wells in our analysis are too young for us to predict when exponential decline will set in, but the model can nevertheless be used to establish lower and upper bounds on well lifetime. Finally, we obtain upper and lower bounds on the gas that will be produced by the wells in our sample, individually and in total. The estimated ultimate recovery from our sample of 8,294 wells is between 10 and 20 trillion standard cubic feet. PMID:24248376

  10. Performance and internal flow condition of mini centrifugal pump with splitter blades

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    Shigemitsu, T.; Fukutomi, J.; Kaji, K.; Wada, T.

    2012-11-01

    Mini centrifugal pumps having a diameter smaller than 100mm are employed in many fields. But the design method for the mini centrifugal pump is not established because the internal flow condition for these small-sized fluid machines is not clarified and conventional theory is not suitable for small-sized pumps. Therefore, mini centrifugal pumps with simple structure were investigated by this research. Splitter blades were adopted in this research to improve the performance and the internal flow condition of mini centrifugal pump which had large blade outlet angle. The original impeller without the splitter blades and the impeller with the splitter blades were prepared for an experiment. The performance tests are conducted with these rotors in order to investigate the effect of the splitter blades on performance and internal flow condition of mini centrifugal pump. On the other hand, a three dimensional steady numerical flow analysis is conducted with the commercial code (ANSYS-CFX) to investigate the internal flow condition in detail. It is clarified from the experimental results that the performance of the mini centrifugal pump is improved by the effect of the splitter blades. The blade-to-blade low velocity regions are suppressed in the case with the splitter blades and the total pressure loss regions are decreased. The effects of the splitter blades on the performance and the internal flow condition are discussed in this paper.

  11. Modeling of Centrifugal Force Field and the Effect on Filling and Solidification in Centrifugal Casting

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    Sheng, Wenbin; Ma, Chunxue; Gu, Wanli

    2011-06-01

    Based on the steady flow in a tube, a mathematical model has been established for the consideration of centrifuging force field by combining the equations of continuity, conservation of momentum and general energy. Effects of centrifugal field on the filling and solidification are modeled by two accessional terms: centrifugal force and Chorios force. In addition, the transfer of heat by convection is considered to achieve a coupling calculation of velocity field and temperature field. The solution of pressure item is avoided by introducing the stream function ?(x,y) and the eddy function ?(x,y). Corresponding difference formats for the simultaneous equations of centrifugal filling, the accessional terms and the solidifying latent heat have been established by the finite difference technique. Furthermore, the centrifugal filling and solidification processes in a horizontal tube are summarized to interpret the mechanism by which internal defects are formed in centrifugal castings.

  12. Gas-Kinetic Theory Based Flux Splitting Method for Ideal Magnetohydrodynamics

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    Xu, Kun

    1998-01-01

    A gas-kinetic solver is developed for the ideal magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) equations. The new scheme is based on the direct splitting of the flux function of the MHD equations with the inclusion of "particle" collisions in the transport process. Consequently, the artificial dissipation in the new scheme is much reduced in comparison with the MHD Flux Vector Splitting Scheme. At the same time, the new scheme is compared with the well-developed Roe-type MHD solver. It is concluded that the kinetic MHD scheme is more robust and efficient than the Roe- type method, and the accuracy is competitive. In this paper the general principle of splitting the macroscopic flux function based on the gas-kinetic theory is presented. The flux construction strategy may shed some light on the possible modification of AUSM- and CUSP-type schemes for the compressible Euler equations, as well as to the development of new schemes for a non-strictly hyperbolic system.

  13. Paper No. : 0317 LATERAL SPREADING DURING CENTRIFUGE MODEL

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    Haigh, Stuart

    Paper No. : 0317 LATERAL SPREADING DURING CENTRIFUGE MODEL EARTHQUAKES Stuart K. Haigh1 , S sand marker lines within centrifuge models. A series of dynamic centrifuge model tests have been these free boundaries from previous earthquakes. Dynamic centrifuge modelling was carried out using sloping

  14. Quantum corrections to the semiclassical Hartree-Fock theory of a harmonically trapped Bose gas

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    Schumayer, D.; Cormack, S.; van Zyl, B. P.; Farry, J.; Collin, A.; Zaremba, E.; Hutchinson, D. A. W.

    2012-08-01

    Using the phase-space expansion of the thermodynamical distribution functions we provide a general and systematic method for including effects beyond the local-density approximation to the semiclassical Hartree-Fock theories. We illustrate the method by applying it to the case of a strictly two-dimensional, harmonically trapped Bose gas. Thereby, we address the ambiguous prediction of the Hartree-Fock approximation, namely, whether a fixed number of trapped atoms undergoes Bose-Einstein condensation or not. We also investigate the dependence of the critical temperature on the interaction strength.

  15. Application of subgroup decomposition in diffusion theory to gas cooled thermal reactor problem

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    Yasseri, S.; Rahnema, F. [Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Program, George W. Woodruff School, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405 (United States)

    2013-07-01

    In this paper, the accuracy and computational efficiency of the subgroup decomposition (SGD) method in diffusion theory is assessed in a ID benchmark problem characteristic of gas cooled thermal systems. This method can be viewed as a significant improvement in accuracy of standard coarse-group calculations used for VHTR whole core analysis in which core environmental effect and energy angle coupling are pronounced. It is shown that a 2-group SGD calculation reproduces fine-group (47) results with 1.5 to 6 times faster computational speed depending on the stabilizing schemes while it is as efficient as single standard 6-group diffusion calculation. (authors)

  16. APPLICATION OF CENTRIFUGE MODELING IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

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    Kamat, Vineet R.

    investigation, experimental soil mechanics and centrifuge modeling. He had wide research experiences in both static and dynamic soil-structure interaction problems including mechanical behavior of underground, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Japan Society of Civil Engineers

  17. A methodology for centrifugal compressor stability prediction

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    Benneke, Björn

    2009-01-01

    The stable operation of centrifugal compressors is limited by well-known phenomena, rotating stall and surge. Although the manifestation of the full scale instabilities is similar to the ones observed in axial machines, ...

  18. Astronaut Virgil Grissom preparing for centrifuge training

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1961-01-01

    Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury pressure suit, is preparing for centrifuge training. He is talking with Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper and two others before the training session.

  19. Improved return passages for multistage centrifugal compressors

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    Glass, Benjamin W., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2010-01-01

    This thesis presents a design concept for return passages in multistage centrifugal compressors. Flow in a baseline return passage is analyzed to identify loss sources that have substantial potential for reduction. For the ...

  20. Theory versus experiment for the rotordynamic coefficients of labyrinth gas seals. II - A comparison to experiment

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    Childs, D. W.; Scharrer, J. K.

    1987-01-01

    An experimental test facility is used to measure the leakage and rotordynamic coefficients of teeth-on-rotor and teeth-on-stator labyrinth gas seals. The test results are presented along with the theoretically predicted values for the two seal configurations at three different radial clearances and shaft speeds to 16,000 cpm. The test results show that the theory accurately predicts the cross-coupled stiffness for both seal configurations and shows improvement in the prediction of the direct damping for the teeth-on-rotor seal. The theory fails to predict a decrease in the direct damping coefficient for an increase in the radial clearance for the teeth-on-stator seal.

  1. Two-Stage Centrifugal Fan

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    Converse, David

    2011-01-01

    Fan designs are often constrained by envelope, rotational speed, weight, and power. Aerodynamic performance and motor electrical performance are heavily influenced by rotational speed. The fan used in this work is at a practical limit for rotational speed due to motor performance characteristics, and there is no more space available in the packaging for a larger fan. The pressure rise requirements keep growing. The way to ordinarily accommodate a higher DP is to spin faster or grow the fan rotor diameter. The invention is to put two radially oriented stages on a single disk. Flow enters the first stage from the center; energy is imparted to the flow in the first stage blades, the flow is redirected some amount opposite to the direction of rotation in the fixed stators, and more energy is imparted to the flow in the second- stage blades. Without increasing either rotational speed or disk diameter, it is believed that as much as 50 percent more DP can be achieved with this design than with an ordinary, single-stage centrifugal design. This invention is useful primarily for fans having relatively low flow rates with relatively high pressure rise requirements.

  2. Understand Centrifugal Compressor stage curves

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    Stadler, E.L.

    1986-08-01

    Multistage Centrifugal Compressor Performance is generally presented in the form of a composite curve showing discharge pressure and bhp plotted as a function of capacity. This composite curve represents the cumulative performance of each stage performance curve. A simple yet quite accurate means of measuring compressor total performance is to test each stage as a single-stage compressor, usually on air with atmospheric inlets. Stage curves are then generated from the test data and three important variables are plotted: head coefficient, work coefficient and adiabatic efficiency. These variables are plotted against a normalized flow coefficient, Q/N, which is inlet volume flow (cfm) divided by impeller speed (rpm). The nomenclature used to define these stage variables changes from manufacturer to manufacturer; however, the parameters presented are the same. An understanding of each parameter's theoretical derivation and determination from test data will help the engineer reviewing test curves to be more cognizant of the interrelationships between these variables; specifically, how they affect overall machine pressure rise and power consumption.

  3. Three-Level Maser Action in Gas I. Theory of Multiple Quantum Transition and Doppler Effect in Three-Level Gas Maser

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tatsuo Yajima

    1961-01-01

    The multiple quantum process in the off-resonant condition of the three-level gas maser is discussed. The intensity of the emission produced by this process is calculated by a perturbation theory and also by a more general treatment which is the application of Javan's theory to the off-resonant case. Some graphical representations of the signal line under off-resonant pumping are given

  4. Combination Of Investment And Centrifugal Casting

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    Creeger, Gordon A.

    1994-01-01

    Modifications, including incorporation of centrifugal casting, made in investment-casting process reducing scrap rate. Used to make first- and second-stage high-pressure-fuel-turbopump nozzles, containing vanes with thin trailing edges and other thin sections. Investment mold spun for short time while being filled, and stopped before solidification occurs. Centrifugal force drives molten metal into thin trailing edges, ensuring they are filled. With improved filling, preheat and pour temperatures reduced and solidification hastened so less hot tearing.

  5. Isolation of symbiotic dinoflagellates by centrifugal elutriation

    SciTech Connect

    Bird, A.E.; Quinn, R.J.

    1986-01-01

    Centrifugal elutriation, a method combining centripetal liquid flow with centrifugal force, has been used to isolate symbiotic dinoflagellates from a cnidarian host. The elutriated cells were shown to be viable by photosynthetic incorporation of /sup 14/CO/sub 2/ and low release of photosynthetic products into the incubation medium. The level of contamination by clinging debris was low and by host solids was negligible.

  6. Centrifugal Separation of Antiprotons and Electrons

    SciTech Connect

    Gabrielse, G.; Kolthammer, W. S.; McConnell, R.; Richerme, P.; Wrubel, J.; Kalra, R.; Novitski, E. [Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (United States); Grzonka, D.; Oelert, W.; Zielinski, M. [IKP, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, 52425 Juelich (Germany); Sefzick, T.; Borbely, J. S.; Fitzakerley, D.; George, M. C.; Hessels, E. A.; Storry, C. H.; Weel, M. [York University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 (Canada); Muellers, A.; Walz, J. [Institut fuer Physik, Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet and Helmholtz Institut Mainz, D-55099 Mainz (Germany); Speck, A. [Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 (United States)

    2010-11-19

    Centrifugal separation of antiprotons and electrons is observed, the first such demonstration with particles that cannot be laser cooled or optically imaged. The spatial separation takes place during the electron cooling of trapped antiprotons, the only method available to produce cryogenic antiprotons for precision tests of fundamental symmetries and for cold antihydrogen studies. The centrifugal separation suggests a new approach for isolating low energy antiprotons and for producing a controlled mixture of antiprotons and electrons.

  7. Lubrication free centrifugal compressor. Technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Gottschlich, J.M.; Scaringe, R.P.; Gui, F.

    1994-04-22

    This paper describes an effort to demonstrate the benefits of an innovative, lightweight, lubrication free centrifugal compressor that allows the use of environmentally sale alternate refrigerants with improved system efficiencies over current state-of-the-art technology. This effort couples the recently developed 3-D high efficiency centrifugal compressor and fabrication technologies with magnetic bearing technology and will then prove the performance, life and reliability of the compressor.

  8. Investigation of the Circumferential Static Pressure Non-Uniformity Caused by a Centrifugal Compressor Discharge Volute

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    James M. Sorokes; Cyril J. Borer; Jay M. Koch

    The paper describes experimental and computational fluid dynamics analyses of the non-uniform static pressure distortion caused by the discharge volute in a high pressure, centrifugal compressor. The experiments described in this paper were done using a heavily instrumented gas re-injection compressor operating at over 6000 psia discharge. Instrumentation was installed to measure static, total, and dynamic pressure as well as

  9. A REVIEW OF AERODYNAMICALLY INDUCED FORCES ACTING ON CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORS, AND RESULTING VIBRATION CHARACTERISTICS OF ROTORS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. Fred Marshall; James M. Sorokes

    There are several sources of nonsynchronous forced vibration of centrifugal compressor rotors. Many of them are aerodynamic phenomena, created within the gas path of the compressor. Phenomena such as impeller stall, diffuser stall (with and without vanes), and flow instabilities caused by impeller to diffuser misalignment, are all characteristic flow disturbances that can cause forced vibration. In fact, often the

  10. Centrifuge Use There are a few important guidelines for operating a centrifuge, even a small one. Following them can

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    Kay, Mark A.

    Centrifuge Use There are a few important guidelines for operating a centrifuge, even a small one. Following them can prevent damage to the centrifuge and possible serious injury to you and others. Use 1. The work surface must be level and firm. Do not use the centrifuge on an uneven or slanted work surface. 2

  11. Design and experimental study of high-speed low-flow-rate centrifugal compressors

    SciTech Connect

    Gui, F.; Reinarts, T.R.; Scaringe, R.P. [Mainstream Engineering Corp., Rockledge, FL (United States); Gottschlich, J.M. [Air Force Wright Lab., Wright Patterson AFB, OH (United States)

    1995-12-31

    This paper describes a design and experimental effort to develop small centrifugal compressors for aircraft air cycle cooling systems and small vapor compression refrigeration systems (20--100 tons). Efficiency improvements at 25% are desired over current designs. Although centrifugal compressors possess excellent performance at high flow rates, low-flow-rate compressors do not have acceptable performance when designed using current approaches. The new compressors must be designed to operate at a high rotating speed to retain efficiency. The emergence of the magnetic bearing provides the possibility of developing such compressors that run at speeds several times higher than current dominating speeds. Several low-flow-rate centrifugal compressors, featured with three-dimensional blades, have been designed, manufactured and tested in this study. An experimental investigation of compressor flow characteristics and efficiency has been conducted to explore a theory for mini-centrifugal compressors. The effects of the overall impeller configuration, number of blades, and the rotational speed on compressor flow curve and efficiency have been studied. Efficiencies as high as 84% were obtained. The experimental results indicate that the current theory can still be used as a guide, but further development for the design of mini-centrifugal compressors is required.

  12. A Continuum Description of Rarefied Gas Dynamics (I)--- Derivation From Kinetic Theory

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    Xinzhong Chen; Hongling Rao; Edward A. Spiegel

    2001-05-20

    We describe an asymptotic procedure for deriving continuum equations from the kinetic theory of a simple gas. As in the works of Hilbert, of Chapman and of Enskog, we expand in the mean flight time of the constituent particles of the gas, but we do not adopt the Chapman-Enskog device of simplifying the formulae at each order by using results from previous orders. In this way, we are able to derive a new set of fluid dynamical equations from kinetic theory, as we illustrate here for the relaxation model for monatomic gases. We obtain a stress tensor that contains a dynamical pressure term (or bulk viscosity) that is process-dependent and our heat current depends on the gradients of both temperature and density. On account of these features, the equations apply to a greater range of Knudsen number (the ratio of mean free path to macroscopic scale) than do the Navier-Stokes equations, as we see in the accompanying paper. In the limit of vanishing Knudsen number, our equations reduce to the usual Navier-Stokes equations with no bulk viscosity.

  13. Phase field theory modeling of methane fluxes from exposed natural gas hydrate reservoirs

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    Kivelä, Pilvi-Helinä; Baig, Khuram; Qasim, Muhammad; Kvamme, Bjørn

    2012-12-01

    Fluxes of methane from offshore natural gas hydrate into the oceans vary in intensity from massive bubble columns of natural gas all the way down to fluxes which are not visible within human eye resolution. The driving force for these fluxes is that methane hydrate is not stable towards nether minerals nor towards under saturated water. As such fluxes of methane from deep below hydrates zones may diffuse through fluid channels separating the hydrates from minerals surfaces and reach the seafloor. Additional hydrate fluxes from hydrates dissociating towards under saturated water will have different characteristics depending on the level of dynamics in the actual reservoirs. If the kinetic rate of hydrate dissociation is smaller than the mass transport rate of distributing released gas into the surrounding water through diffusion then hydrodynamics of bubble formation is not an issue and Phase Field Theory (PFT) simulations without hydrodynamics is expected to be adequate [1, 2]. In this work we present simulated results corresponding to thermodynamic conditions from a hydrate field offshore Norway and discuss these results with in situ observations. Observed fluxes are lower than what can be expected from hydrate dissociating and molecularly diffusing into the surrounding water. The PFT model was modified to account for the hydrodynamics. The modified model gave higher fluxes, but still lower than the observed in situ fluxes.

  14. Current-density functional theory of the friction of ions in an interacting electron gas.

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    Nazarov, V. U.; Pitarke, J. M.; Takada, Y.; Vignale, G.; Chang, Y.-C.

    2007-03-01

    Recently [1], the dynamical contribution to the friction coefficient of an electron gas for ions has been obtained quite generally in terms of the exchange and correlation (xc) kernel of the time-dependent density-functional theory (TDDFT). To implement this approach practically, an efficient approximation, like the local-density approximation (LDA), is needed for the dynamical xc kernel. It is, however, known that the scalar xc kernel of the TDDFT is a nonlocal quantity for which the LDA is not only inaccurate, but also contradictory [2]. Here we recast the theory into the terms of the tensorial xc kernel of the current-density functional theory [3] in which form the LDA can be applied. Our numerical results are in a considerably better agreement with the experimental stopping power of Al than it has been the case within the LDA to the TDDFT. [1] V.U.Nazarov et al., Phys. Rev. B71, 121106 (2005). [2] G.Vignale, Phys. Lett. A209, 206 (1995). [3] G.Vignale and W.Kohn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 2037 (1996).

  15. Prototyping of ultra micro centrifugal compressor-influence of meridional configuration

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    Hirano, Toshiyuki; Muto, Tadataka; Tsujita, Hoshio

    2011-08-01

    In order to investigate the design method for a micro centrifugal compressor, which is the most important component of an ultra micro gas turbine, two types of centrifugal impeller with 2-dimensional blade were designed, manufactured and tested. These impellers have different shapes of hub on the meridional plane with each other. Moreover, these types of impeller were made for the 5 times and the 6 times size of the final target centrifugal impeller with the outer diameter of 4mm in order to assess the similitude for the impellers. The comparison among the performance characteristics of the impellers revealed the influence of the meridional configuration on the performance and the similitude of the compressors.

  16. Centrifugal separation and equilibration dynamics in an electron-antiproton plasma

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    G. B. Andresen; M. D. Ashkezari; M. Baquero-Ruiz; W. Bertsche; P. D. Bowe; E. Butler; C. L. Cesar; S. Chapman; M. Charlton; A. Deller; S. Eriksson; J. Fajans; T. Friesen; M. C. Fujiwara; D. R. Gill; A. Gutierrez; J. S. Hangst; W. N. Hardy; M. E. Hayden; A. J. Humphries; R. Hydomako; S. Jonsell; N. Madsen; S. Menary; P. Nolan; A. Olin; A. Povilus; P. Pusa; F. Robicheaux; E. Sarid; D. M. Silveira; C. So; J. W. Storey; R. I. Thompson; D. P. van der Werf; J. S. Wurtele; Y. Yamazaki

    2011-04-26

    Charges in cold, multiple-species, non-neutral plasmas separate radially by mass, forming centrifugally-separated states. Here, we report the first detailed measurements of such states in an electron-antiproton plasma, and the first observations of the separation dynamics in any centrifugally-separated system. While the observed equilibrium states are expected and in agreement with theory, the equilibration time is approximately constant over a wide range of parameters, a surprising and as yet unexplained result. Electron-antiproton plasmas play a crucial role in antihydrogen trapping experiments.

  17. Extended Chaplygin gas as a unified fluid of dark components in varying gravitational constant theory

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    Lu, Jianbo; Xu, Lixin; Tan, Hongyan; Gao, Shanshan

    2014-03-01

    Varying gravitational constant G(t) (VG) cosmology is studied in this paper, where the modified Friedmann equation and the modified energy conservation equation are given with respect to the constant-G theory. Considering the extended Chaplygin gas (ECG) as background fluid (or thinking that ECG fluid is induced by the variation of G), the unified model of dark matter and dark energy is obtained in VG theory. The parameter spaces are investigated in the VG-ECG model by using the recent cosmic data. Constraint results show ? =-G/.HG =-0.003-0.020-0.055+0.021+0.034 for the VG-GCG unified model and ?=-0.027-0.032-0.066+0.032+0.059 for the VG-MCG unified model. Equivalently, they correspond to the limits on the current variation of Newton's gravitational constant at 95.4% confidence level |G/.G|today?4.1×10-12 yr-1 and |G/.G|today?6.6×10-12 yr-1. And for z ?3.5, bounds on the variation of G/.G in the VG-ECG unified model are in accordance with the experiment explorations of varying G. In addition, in VG theory the used observational data point still cannot distinguish the VG-GCG and VG-MCG unified model from the most popular ?CDM cosmology. Furthermore, to see the effects of varying G and physical properties for VG-ECG fluid, we discuss the evolutionary behaviors of cosmological quantities in VG theory, such as G/.G, G./.G and equation of state w, etc. For ? <0 a quintom scenario crossing over w=-1 can be realized in the VG-GCG model.

  18. Unsteady internal flow conditions of mini-centrifugal pump with splitter blades

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    Shigemitsu, T.; Fukutomi, J.; Kaji, K.; Wada, T.

    2013-02-01

    Mini centrifugal pumps having a diameter smaller than 100mm are employed in many fields. But the design method for the mini centrifugal pump is not established because the internal flow condition for these small-sized fluid machines is not clarified and conventional theory is not suitable for small-sized pumps. Therefore, mini centrifugal pumps with simple structure were investigated by this research. Splitter blades were adopted in this research to improve the performance and the internal flow condition of mini centrifugal pump which had large blade outlet angle. The original impeller without the splitter blades and the impeller with the splitter blades were prepared for experiment. The performance tests are conducted with these rotors in order to investigate the effect of the splitter blades on performance and internal flow condition of mini centrifugal pump. On the other hand, a three dimensional unsteady numerical flow analysis was conducted to investigate the change of the internal flow according to the rotor rotation. It is clarified from the experimental results that the performance of the mini centrifugal pump is improved by the splitter blades. The blade-to-blade low velocity region was suppressed in the case with the splitter blades. In addition to that, the unsteady flows near the volute casing tongue were suppressed due to the splitter blades. In the present paper, the performance of the mini centrifugal pump is shown and the unsteady flow condition is clarified with the results of the numerical flow analysis. Furthermore, the effects of the splitter blades on the performance and the unsteady internal flow condition are investigated.

  19. Gas Clouds in Whirlpool Galaxy Yield Important Clues Supporting Theory on Spiral Arms

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    2004-06-01

    Astronomers studying gas clouds in the famous Whirlpool Galaxy have found important clues supporting a theory that seeks to explain how the spectacular spiral arms of galaxies can persist for billions of years. The astronomers applied techniques used to study similar gas clouds in our own Milky Way to those in the spiral arms of a neighbor galaxy for the first time, and their results bolster a theory first proposed in 1964. M51 The spiral galaxy M51: Left, as seen with the Hubble Space Telescope; Right, radio image showing location of Carbon Monoxide gas. CREDIT: STScI, OVRO, IRAM (Click on image for larger version) Image Files Optical and Radio (CO) Views (above image) HST Optical Image with CO Contours Overlaid Radio/Optical Composite Image of M51 VLA/Effelsberg Radio Image of M51, With Panel Showing Magnetic Field Lines The Whirlpool Galaxy, about 31 million light-years distant, is a beautiful spiral in the constellation Canes Venatici. Also known as M51, it is seen nearly face-on from Earth and is familiar to amateur astronomers and has been featured in countless posters, books and magazine articles. "This galaxy made a great target for our study of spiral arms and how star formation works along them," said Eva Schinnerer, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM. "It was ideal for us because it's one of the closest face-on spirals in the sky," she added. Schinnerer worked with Axel Weiss of the Institute for Millimeter Radio Astronomy (IRAM) in Spain, Susanne Aalto of the Onsala Space Observatory in Sweden, and Nick Scoville of Caltech. The astronomers presented their findings to the American Astronomical Society's meeting in Denver, Colorado. The scientists analyzed radio emission from Carbon Monoxide (CO) molecules in giant gas clouds along M51's spiral arms. Using telescopes at Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory and the 30-meter radio telescope of IRAM, they were able to determine the temperatures and amounts of turbulence within the clouds. Their results provide strong support for a theory that "density waves" explain how spiral arms can persist in a galaxy without winding themselves so tightly that, in effect, they disappear. The density-wave theory, proposed by Frank Shu and C.C. Lin in 1964, says that a galaxy's spiral pattern is a wave of higher density, or compression, that revolves around the galaxy at a speed different from that of the galaxy's gas and stars. Schinnerer and her colleagues studied a region in one of M51's spiral arms that presumably has just overtaken and passed through the density wave. Their data indicate that gas on the trailing edge of the spiral arm, which has most recently passed through the density wave, is both warmer and more turbulent than gas in the forward edge of the arm, which would have passed through the density wave longer ago. "This is what we would expect from the density-wave theory," Schinnerer said. "The gas that passed through the density wave earlier has had time to cool and lose the turbulence caused by the passage," she added. "Our results show, for the first time, how the density wave operates on a cloud-cloud scale, and how it promotes and prevents star formation in spiral arms," Aalto said. The next step, the scientists say, is to look at other spiral galaxies to see if a similar pattern is present. That will have to wait, Schinnerer said, because the radio emission from CO molecules that provides the information on temperature and turbulence is very faint. "When the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) comes on line, it will have the ability to extend this type of study to other galaxies. We look forward to using ALMA to test the density-wave model more thoroughly," Schinnerer said. ALMA is a millimeter-wave observatory that will use 64, 12-meter-diameter dish antennas on the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Now under construction, ALMA will provide astronomers with an unprecedented capability to study the Universe at millimeter wavelengths. The Whirlpool Galaxy was

  20. Gas and solute diffusion in partially saturated porous media: Percolation theory and Effective Medium Approximation compared with lattice Boltzmann simulations

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    Ghanbarian, Behzad; Daigle, Hugh; Hunt, Allen G.; Ewing, Robert P.; Sahimi, Muhammad

    2015-01-01

    Understanding and accurate prediction of gas or liquid phase (solute) diffusion are essential to accurate prediction of contaminant transport in partially saturated porous media. In this study, we propose analytical equations, using concepts from percolation theory and the Effective Medium Approximation (EMA) to model the saturation dependence of both gas and solute diffusion in porous media. The predictions of our theoretical approach agree well with the results of nine lattice Boltzmann simulations. We find that the universal quadratic scaling predicted by percolation theory, combined with the universal linear scaling predicted by the EMA, describes diffusion in porous media with both relatively broad and extremely narrow pore size distributions.

  1. 26. RW Meyer Sugar Mill: 18761889. Centrifugals, 1879, 1881. Manufacturer, ...

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    26. RW Meyer Sugar Mill: 1876-1889. Centrifugals, 1879, 1881. Manufacturer, unknown. Supplied by Honolulu Ironworks, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1879, 1881. View: Historical view, 1934, from T. T. Waterman collection, Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association. Once the molasses was separated from the sugar crystals it flowed through the spouts in the base of the centrifugals. The centrifugals' pulleys can be seen underneath the centrifugal. The centrifugal on the right has been reinforced with seven metal bands. The handles for the clutch mechanism are located above the centrifugal. - R. W. Meyer Sugar Mill, State Route 47, Kualapuu, Maui County, HI

  2. Possible segregation caused by centrifugal titanium casting.

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    Watanabe, K; Okawa, S; Kanatani, M; Nakano, S; Miyakawa, O; Kobayashi, M

    1996-12-01

    The possibility of the segregation under solidification process using a centrifugal casting machine was investigated using an electron probe microanalyzer with elemental distribution map, line analysis and quantitative analysis. When a very small quantity of platinum was added to local molten titanium during the casting process, macroscopic segregation was observed under conditions of density difference of 0.1 g/cm3 at the most, confirming that the centrifugal force of the casting machine is extremely strong. When a Ti-6Al-4V alloy was cast, however, no macroscopic segregation was observed. The centrifugal force of the casting machine examined in the present study hardly results in the body-force segregation in this titanium alloy. PMID:9550020

  3. Effects of chronic centrifugation on mice

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    Janer, L.; Duke, J.

    1984-01-01

    Previous studies have shown that exposure to excess gravity in vitro alters the developmental sequence in embryonic mouse limbs and palates (Duke, Janer and Campbell, 1984; Duke, 1983). The effects of excess gravity on in vivo mammalian development was investigated using a small animal centrifuge. Four-week old female mice exposed to excess gravities of 1.8-3.5 G for eight weeks weighed significantly less than controls. Mice were mated after five weeks of adaptation to excess G, and sacrificed either at gestational day 12 or 18. There were fewer pregnancies in the centrifuged group (4/36) than in controls (9/31), and crown rump lengths (CRL) of embryos developing in the centrifuge were less than CRLs of 1-G embryos. These results show that although immersed in amniotic fluid, embryos are responsive to Delta-G.

  4. Density Gradient Centrifugation Studies on Rabies Virus

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    Neurath, A. Robert; Wiktor, Tadeusz J.; Koprowski, Hilary

    1966-01-01

    Neurath, A. Robert (The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.), Tadeusz J. Wiktor, and Hilary Koprowski. Density gradient centrifugation studies on rabies virus. J. Bacteriol. 92:102–106. 1966.—Cesium chloride density gradient centrifugation of rabies virus revealed a heterogeneous population of infectious virus particles, the majority of which showed a density of 1.20 g/ml. From results obtained by rate zonal centrifugation in preformed sucrose gradients, it was possible to calculate a sedimentation coefficient of about 600S for rabies virus. Sedimentation coefficients of about 23S and 10S were calculated for two soluble rabies antigens present in infected tissue-culture fluids, and they showed a density of 1.26 g/ml in cesium chloride solutions. PMID:5941269

  5. The geotechnical centrifuge in offshore engineering

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    Murff, J.D.

    1996-12-31

    One of the greatest needs in offshore geotechnical engineering is for large scale test measurements on which to calibrate design procedures. The geotechnical centrifuge offers at least a partial remedy. Because it allows one to properly simulate stresses, it is a legitimate, relatively inexpensive option to full scale field testing. As such it is a valuable technique and can be an excellent complement to laboratory tests, 1-g model tests and numerical analyses. However, it has not been widely used by industry even though the capability has existed for almost thirty years. This paper argues that this technology should gain acceptance beyond the research community. The paper presents an overview of centrifuge principles, philosophies of use, and limitations of the technique. For illustration, several actual applications of centrifuge testing for complex offshore problems are described. Results are shown to provide important insights into prototype behavior and to agree well with full scale measurements where these are available.

  6. Centrifugal compressor design for electrically assisted boost

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    Y Yang, M.; Martinez-Botas, R. F.; Zhuge, W. L.; Qureshi, U.; Richards, B.

    2013-12-01

    Electrically assisted boost is a prominent method to solve the issues of transient lag in turbocharger and remains an optimized operation condition for a compressor due to decoupling from turbine. Usually a centrifugal compressor for gasoline engine boosting is operated at high rotational speed which is beyond the ability of an electric motor in market. In this paper a centrifugal compressor with rotational speed as 120k RPM and pressure ratio as 2.0 is specially developed for electrically assisted boost. A centrifugal compressor including the impeller, vaneless diffuser and the volute is designed by meanline method followed by 3D detailed design. Then CFD method is employed to predict as well as analyse the performance of the design compressor. The results show that the pressure ratio and efficiency at design point is 2.07 and 78% specifically.

  7. Second order fluid dynamics for the unitary Fermi gas from kinetic theory

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    Thomas Schaefer

    2014-10-15

    We compute second order transport coefficients of the dilute Fermi gas at unitarity. The calculation is based on kinetic theory and the Boltzmann equation at second order in the Knudsen expansion. The second order transport coefficients describe the shear stress relaxation time, non-linear terms in the strain-stress relation, and non-linear couplings between vorticity and strain. An exact calculation in the dilute limit gives $\\tau_R=\\eta/P$, where $\\tau_R$ is the shear stress relaxation time, $\\eta$ is the shear viscosity, and $P$ is pressure. This relation is identical to the result obtained using the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) approximation to the collision term, but other transport coefficients are sensitive to the exact collision integral.

  8. Kinetic theory analysis of rarefied gas flow through finite length slots

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    Raghuraman, P.; Willis, D. R.

    1977-01-01

    A kinetic-theory analysis is made of the flow of a rarefied monatomic gas through a two-dimensional slot connecting two reservoirs. Numerical solutions are obtained by the moment and discrete-ordinate methods. The former method portrays the transition-regime characteristics well but has limitations in the free-molecule regime. The latter method gives accurate results in the free-molecule and slip regimes and bolsters confidence in the accuracy of the transition-regime results. The numerical solution for the mass flux through the slot agrees well with an approximate analytical solution of the moment equations for length-to-width ratios from 6 to 0.5, pressure ratios from 0.8 to 0.1, and Knudsen numbers from 5 to 0.5.

  9. Effects of buoyancy on gas jet diffusion flames - Experiment and theory

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    Edelman, R. B.; Bahadori, M. Y.

    1985-01-01

    Theoretical and experimental research on the effects of buoyancy on gas-jet diffusion flames is described. Part of this research involves an assessment of existing data obtained under reduced-gravity conditions. The results show that uncertainties in the current understanding of flame structure exist and further research is required before reliable predictions of ignition, stabilization, and propagation of flames under microgravity conditions can be made. Steady-state and transient theories have been developed and used in the analysis of existing drop-tower data and new data obtained from a stationary experiment involving inverted flames. The result of this research has led to the definition of a microgravity experiment to be performed in space.

  10. Properties of the heavier rare gas solids in the reduced all-neighbors approximation of self-consistent phonon theory

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    Janusz Tomaszewski; Piotr Sloma

    2003-01-01

    In our previous papers concerning the dynamics and thermodynamics of the rare gas solids (RGS) we were using as a model of lattice dynamics the so called reduced second-order approximation of the self-consistent phonon theory (RSOSCPT) developed by Plakida and Siklos on the basis of the double-time Green's functions method. In this theory it is assumed that each atom interacts

  11. Effects of Centrifuge Diameter and Operation on Rodent Adaptation to Chronic Centrifugation

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    Fuller, Charles A.

    1992-01-01

    This study examined the responses of rats to centrifugation in a constant acceleration field (1.5 G). Centrifuge diameter (1.8m, 2.5m or 6.0m) and schedule of operation (Daily or weekly stop) varied between groups. Body mass, food consumption, water consumption and neurovestibular function were measured weekly. Body temperature and activity were continuously monitored using telemetry. A subset of subjects were videotaped (50 minutes per day) to allow for movement analysis. Exposure to a hyperdynamic field of this magnitude did cause the expected depression in the physiological variables monitored. Recovery was accomplished within a relatively rapid time frame; all variables returned to precentrifugation levels. In general, the magnitudes of the changes and the rate of recovery were similar at different centrifuge diameters and stopping frequency. There were cases, however, in which the magnitude of the response and/or the rate of recovery to a new steady-state were altered as a result of centrifuge diameter. In summary, these results indicate that stopping frequency has little, if any, effect on adaptation to chronic centrifugation. However, the angular velocity (omega), and therefore centrifuge diameter is an important consideration in the adaptation of an organism to chronic centrifugation.

  12. Effects of Centrifuge Diameter and Operation on Rodent Adaptation to Chronic Centrifugation

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    Fuller, Charles A.

    1997-01-01

    This study examined the responses of rats to centrifugation in a constant acceleration field (1.5 G). Centrifuge diameter (1.8m, 2.5m or 6.0m) and schedule of operation (Daily or weekly stop) varied between groups. Body mass, food consumption, water consumption and neurovestibular function were measured weekly. Body temperature and activity were continuously monitored using telemetry. A subset of subjects were videotaped (50 minutes per day) to allow for movement analysis. Exposure to a hyperdynamic field of this magnitude did cause the expected depression in the physiological variables monitored. Recovery was accomplished within a relatively rapid time frame; all variables returned to precentrifugation levels. In general, the magnitudes of the changes and the rate of recovery were similar at different centrifuge diameters and stopping frequency. There were cases, however, in which the magnitude of the response and/or the rate of recovery to a new steady-state were altered as a result of centrifuge diameter. In summary, these results indicate that stopping frequency has little, if any, effect on adaptation to chronic centrifugation. However, the angular velocity (omega), and therefore centrifuge diameter is an important consideration in the adaptation of an organism to chronic centrifugation.

  13. System analysis of plasma centrifuges and sputtering

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    Hong, S. H.

    1978-01-01

    System analyses of cylindrical plasma centrifuges are presented, for which the velocity field and electromagnetic fields are calculated. The effects of different electrode geometrics, induced magnetic fields, Hall-effect, and secondary flows are discussed. It is shown that speeds of 10000 m/sec can be achieved in plasma centrifuges, and that an efficient separation of U238 and U235 in uranium plasmas is feasible. The external boundary-value problem for the deposition of sputtering products is reduced to a Fredholm integral equation, which is solved analytically by means of the method of successive approximations.

  14. Sperm cleanup and centrifugation processing for cryopreservation.

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    Sieme, Harald; Oldenhof, Harriëtte

    2015-01-01

    Fertility rates with artificial insemination are highest with good-quality sperm samples. Therefore, nonviable sperm, cellular debris, and seminal plasma are preferably removed from semen samples prior to use or for preservation. Such compounds are sources where reactive oxygen species are generated during storage or upon cryopreservation, impairing sperm function. In this chapter we describe methods to remove seminal plasma and cellular debris from sperm samples, and for selecting morphologically normal motile sperm. The methods that are described here include: ordinary centrifugation, sperm swim-up, glass wool and Sephadex filtration/adherence, and single-layer as well as discontinuous two-layer iodixanol density gradient centrifugation. PMID:25428016

  15. Wave-Driven Rotation In Centrifugal Mirrors

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    Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch

    2011-03-28

    Centrifugal mirrors use supersonic rotation to provide axial confinement and enhanced stability. Usually the rotation is produced using electrodes, but these electrodes have limited the rotation to the Alfven critical ionization velocity, which is too slow to be useful for fusion. Instead, the rotation could be produced using radio frequency waves. A fixed azimuthal ripple is a simple and efficient wave that could produce rotation by harnessing alpha particle energy. This is an extension of the alpha channeling effect. The alpha particle power and efficiency in a simulated devices is sufficient to produce rotation without external energy input. By eliminating the need for electrodes, this opens new opportunities for centrifugal traps.

  16. Kinetic theory for a mobile impurity in a degenerate Tonks-Girardeau gas.

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    Gamayun, O; Lychkovskiy, O; Cheianov, V

    2014-09-01

    A kinetic theory describing the motion of an impurity particle in a degenerate Tonks-Girardeau gas is presented. The theory is based on the one-dimensional Boltzmann equation. An iterative procedure for solving this equation is proposed, leading to the exact solution in a number of special cases and to an approximate solution with the explicitly specified precision in a general case. Previously we reported that the impurity reaches a nonthermal steady state, characterized by an impurity momentum p(?) depending on its initial momentum p(0) [E. Burovski, V. Cheianov, O. Gamayun, and O. Lychkovskiy, Phys. Rev. A 89, 041601(R) (2014)]. In the present paper the detailed derivation of p(?)(p(0)) is provided. We also study the motion of an impurity under the action of a constant force F. It is demonstrated that if the impurity is heavier than the host particles, m(i)>m(h), damped oscillations of the impurity momentum develop, while in the opposite case, m(i)

  17. Gas phase UV spectrum of a Cu(II)-bis(benzene) sandwich complex: experiment and theory.

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    Ma, Lifu; Koka, Joseph; Stace, Anthony J; Cox, Hazel

    2014-11-13

    Photofragmentation with tunable UV radiation has been used to generate a spectrum for the copper-bis(benzene) complex, [Cu(C6H6)2](2+), in the gas phase. The ions were held in an ion trap where their temperature was reduced to ?150 K, whereby the spectrum revealed two broad features at ?38,200 and ?45,700 cm(-1). Detailed calculations using density functional theory (DFT) show the complex can occupy three minimum energy structures with C2v and C2 (staggered and eclipsed) symmetries. Adiabatic time-dependent DFT (TDDFT) has been used to identify electronic transitions in [Cu(benzene)2](2+), and the calculations show these to fall into two groups that are in excellent agreement with the experimental data. However, the open-shell electronic configuration of Cu(2+) (d(9)) may give rise to excited states with double-excitation character, and the single-excitation adiabatic TDDFT treatment leads to extensive spin contamination. By quantifying the extent of spin contamination and allowing for the inclusion of a small percentage (?10%), the theory can provide quantitative agreement with the experimental data. PMID:25329443

  18. High Technology Centrifugal Compressor for Commercial Air Conditioning Systems

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    Ruckes, John

    2006-04-15

    R&D Dynamics, Bloomfield, CT in partnership with the State of Connecticut has been developing a high technology, oil-free, energy-efficient centrifugal compressor called CENVA for commercial air conditioning systems under a program funded by the US Department of Energy. The CENVA compressor applies the foil bearing technology used in all modern aircraft, civil and military, air conditioning systems. The CENVA compressor will enhance the efficiency of water and air cooled chillers, packaged roof top units, and other air conditioning systems by providing an 18% reduction in energy consumption in the unit capacity range of 25 to 350 tons of refrigeration The technical approach for CENVA involved the design and development of a high-speed, oil-free foil gas bearing-supported two-stage centrifugal compressor, CENVA encompassed the following high technologies, which are not currently utilized in commercial air conditioning systems: Foil gas bearings operating in HFC-134a; Efficient centrifugal impellers and diffusers; High speed motors and drives; and System integration of above technologies. Extensive design, development and testing efforts were carried out. Significant accomplishments achieved under this program are: (1) A total of 26 builds and over 200 tests were successfully completed with successively improved designs; (2) Use of foil gas bearings in refrigerant R134a was successfully proven; (3) A high speed, high power permanent magnet motor was developed; (4) An encoder was used for signal feedback between motor and controller. Due to temperature limitations of the encoder, the compressor could not operate at higher speed and in turn at higher pressure. In order to alleviate this problem a unique sensorless controller was developed; (5) This controller has successfully been tested as stand alone; however, it has not yet been integrated and tested as a system; (6) The compressor successfully operated at water cooled condensing temperatures Due to temperature limitations of the encoder, it could not be operated at air cooled condensing temperatures. (7) The two-stage impellers/diffusers worked well separately but combined did not match well.

  19. Aerodynamic performance of centrifugal compressors

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    Sayyed, S.

    1981-12-01

    Saving money with an efficient pipeline system design depends on accurately predicting compressor performance and ensuring that it meets the manufacturer's guaranteed levels. When shop testing with the actual gas is impractical, an aerodynamic test can ascertain compressor efficiency, but the accuracy and consistency of data acquisition in such tests is critical. Low test-pressure levels necessitate accounting for the effects of Reynolds number and heat transfer. Moreover, the compressor user and manufacturer must agree on the magnitude of the corrections to be applied to the test data.

  20. Development of a body force model for centrifugal compressors

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    Kottapalli, Anjaney Pramod

    2013-01-01

    This project is focused on modeling the internal ow in centrifugal compressors for the purpose of assessing the onset of rotating stall and surge. The current methods to determine centrifugal compressor stability limits ...

  1. A parametric study of vestibular stimulation during centrifugation

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    Pouly, Jeremie M

    2006-01-01

    Artificial Gravity (AG) provided by short-radius centrifugation is a promising countermeasure to the health problems associated with long duration human spaceflight. Head-turns performed during centrifugation, however, ...

  2. Vacuum chamber-free centrifuge with magnetic bearings

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    Park, Cheol Hoon; Kim, Soohyun; Kim, Kyung-Soo

    2013-09-01

    Centrifuges are devices that separate particles of different densities and sizes through the application of a centrifugal force. If a centrifuge could be operated under atmospheric conditions, all vacuum-related components such as the vacuum chamber, vacuum pump, diffusion pump, and sealing could be removed from a conventional centrifuge system. The design and manufacturing procedure for centrifuges could then be greatly simplified to facilitate the production of lightweight centrifuge systems of smaller volume. Furthermore, the maintenance costs incurred owing to wear and tear due to conventional ball bearings would be eliminated. In this study, we describe a novel vacuum chamber-free centrifuge supported by magnetic bearings. We demonstrate the feasibility of the vacuum chamber-free centrifuge by presenting experimental results that verify its high-speed support capability and motoring power capacity.

  3. Solar wind flow about the terrestrial planets 2. Comparison with gas dynamic theory and implications for solar-planetary interactions

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    J. A. Slavin; R. E. Holzer; J. R. Spreiter; S. S. Stahara; D. S. Chaussee

    1983-01-01

    This study utilizes gas dynamic calculations in conjunction with observational bow shock models to investigate the solar wind flow patterns about the terrestrial planets. Average dayside bow shock position could be predicted for the earth by theory with an error of only approx.2%, given the observed shape and location of the magnetopause. Accordingly, our findings confirm the validity of the

  4. Practical considerations in realizing a magnetic centrifugal mass filter Renaud Gueroult and Nathaniel J. Fisch

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    Practical considerations in realizing a magnetic centrifugal mass filter Renaud Gueroult centrifugal mass filter concept represents a variation on the plasma centrifuge, with applications as in other separation devices based on centrifugal forces, the unconfined heavy stream is collected

  5. Differential white cell count by centrifugal microfluidics.

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    Sommer, Gregory Jon; Tentori, Augusto M.; Schaff, Ulrich Y.

    2010-07-01

    We present a method for counting white blood cells that is uniquely compatible with centrifugation based microfluidics. Blood is deposited on top of one or more layers of density media within a microfluidic disk. Spinning the disk causes the cell populations within whole blood to settle through the media, reaching an equilibrium based on the density of each cell type. Separation and fluorescence measurement of cell types stained with a DNA dye is demonstrated using this technique. The integrated signal from bands of fluorescent microspheres is shown to be proportional to their initial concentration in suspension. Among the current generation of medical diagnostics are devices based on the principle of centrifuging a CD sized disk functionalized with microfluidics. These portable 'lab on a disk' devices are capable of conducting multiple assays directly from a blood sample, embodied by platforms developed by Gyros, Samsung, and Abaxis. [1,2] However, no centrifugal platform to date includes a differential white blood cell count, which is an important metric complimentary to diagnostic assays. Measuring the differential white blood cell count (the relative fraction of granulocytes, lymphocytes, and monocytes) is a standard medical diagnostic technique useful for identifying sepsis, leukemia, AIDS, radiation exposure, and a host of other conditions that affect the immune system. Several methods exist for measuring the relative white blood cell count including flow cytometry, electrical impedance, and visual identification from a stained drop of blood under a microscope. However, none of these methods is easily incorporated into a centrifugal microfluidic diagnostic platform.

  6. Research centrifuge accommodations on Space Station Freedom

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    Arno, Roger D.; Horkachuk, Michael J.

    1990-01-01

    Life sciences research using plants and animals on the Space Station Freedom requires the ability to maintain live subjects in a safe and low stress environment for long durations at microgravity and at one g. The need for a centrifuge to achieve these accelerations is evident. Programmatic, technical, and cost considerations currently favor a 2.5 meter diameter centrifuge located either in the end cone of a Space Station Freedom node or in a separate module. A centrifuge facility could support a mix of rodent, plant, and small primate habitats. An automated cage extractor could be used to remove modular habitats in pairs without stopping the main rotor, minimizing the disruption to experiment protocols. The accommodation of such a centrifuge facility on the Space Station represents a significant demand on the crew time, power, data, volume, and logistics capability. It will contribute to a better understanding of the effects of space flight on humans, an understanding of plant growth in space for the eventual production of food, and an understanding of the role of gravity in biological processes.

  7. Evaluation of an improved centrifugal casting machine.

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    Donovan, T E; White, L E

    1985-05-01

    A Type III gold alloy, a silver-palladium alloy, and a base metal alloy were cast in two different centrifugal casting machines. With the number of complete cast mesh squares as an indicator of castability, the Airspin casting machine produced superior castings with all three alloys. The base metal alloy produced the greatest number of complete squares with both casting machines. PMID:3889295

  8. Pressure distribution in centrifugal dental casting.

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    Nielsen, J P

    1978-02-01

    Equations are developed for liquid metal pressure in centrifugal dental casting, given the instantaneous rotational velocity, density, and certain dimensions of the casting machine and casting pattern. A "reference parabola" is introduced making the fluid pressure concept more understandable. A specially designed specimen demonstrates experimentally the reference parabola at freezing. PMID:355283

  9. Flow Pattern Characterization for a Centrifugal Impeller

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    Benavides, Efrén M.

    2014-08-01

    This paper proposes a model for characterizing the flow pattern of a centrifugal impeller attending to the severity of the reverse flow. The model assumes 1) a definition of an escaping particle as the one that flows in every operational point from the trailing edge towards the leading edge of the impeller blades, and 2) a characterization of flow where an operational point is said to have a theoretical flow pattern if it is not possible to establish a fully-reversed escaping particle on it. Therefore, the first part of the article is focused on defining an escaping particle for a centrifugal compressor. The model locates over the map of a centrifugal impeller the line that splits the map in two regions: the region on the right hand side, where a theoretical flow pattern can exist, and the region on the left, where a theoretical flow pattern cannot exist. Therefore, the locus of this line marks a frontier where the expected performance of the impeller cannot be sustained as high as expected. The second part of the article uses a high-performance commercial centrifugal impeller wheel for contrasting the model. A qualitative characterization of the surge line, conclusions and discussions are presented.

  10. Centrifugal Pump Experiment for Chemical Engineering Undergraduates

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    Vanderslice, Nicholas; Oberto, Richard; Marrero, Thomas R.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe a Centrifugal Pump Experiment that provided an experiential learning experience to chemical engineering undergraduates at the University of Missouri in the spring of 2010 in the Unit Operations Laboratory course. Lab equipment was used by senior students with computer-based data and control technology. In…

  11. Family assessment: Centripetal and centrifugal family systems

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    Martha Kelsey-smith; W. Robert Beavers M. D

    1981-01-01

    A consideration of interactional style is useful to both researchers and clinicians interested in family assessment. This paper offers data and process evaluation scales designed to determine family interactional style, conceptualized as a continuum ranging from centripetal (CP) to centrifugal (CF), and containing at the midpoint a mixed area in which facets of both the CP and the CF styles

  12. Centrifugal Length Separation of Carbon Nanotubes

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    Fagan, Jeffrey A.; Becker, Matthew L.; Chun, Jaehun; Nie, Pingting; Bauer, Barry J.; Simpson, Jeffrey R.; Hight-Walker, Angela; Hobbie, Erik K.

    2008-12-16

    Separation of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) by length via centrifugation in a high density medium, and the characterization of both the separated fractions and the centrifugation process are presented. Significant quantities of the separated SWCNTs ranging in average length from < 50 nm to ?2 ?m were produced, with the distribution width being coupled to the rate of the separation. Less rapid separation is shown to produce narrower distributions; these length fractions, produced using sodium deoxycholate dispersed SWCNTs, were characterized by UV-visible-nearinfrared absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, Raman scattering, and atomic force microscopy. Several parameters of the separation were additionally explored: SWCNT concentration, added salt concentration, liquid density, rotor speed, surfactant concentration, and the processing temperature. The centrifugation technique is shown to support 10 mg per day scale processing and is applicable to all of the major SWCNT production methods. The cost per unit of the centrifugation-based separation is also demonstrated to be significantly less than size exclusion chromatography-based separations.

  13. Centrifugal compressor surge and speed control

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    Jan Tommy Gravdahl; Olav Egeland

    1999-01-01

    Previous work on stabilization of compressor surge is extended to include control of the angular velocity of the compressor. A low-order centrifugal compressor model is presented, where the states are mass flow, pressure rise, and rotational speed of the spool. Energy transfer considerations are used to develop a compressor characteristic. In order to stabilize equilibria to the left of the

  14. Centrifugal blood pumps for various clinical needs.

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    Ichikawa, Seiji; Nosé, Yukihiko

    2002-11-01

    During the past 10 years, different types of blood pumps were developed to address various clinical needs. The Nikkiso centrifugal blood pump was developed for cardiopulmonary bypass application. This blood pump has been widely used in Japan in more than 20% of the cardiopulmonary bypass procedures. The Kyocera C1E3 Gryo pump was developed for short-term circulatory assistance and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation application for up to 2 weeks. This blood pump has been clinically used for up to 28 days without any blood clot formation. Through Phase I of the Japanese government New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) program, a chronically implanted centrifugal pump for left ventricular assistance was developed. This pump has already demonstrated its effectiveness, safety, and durability as a 2 year blood pump through in vitro and in vivo experiments. Currently, it is in the process of being converted from an experimental to a clinical device. Through Phase II of the NEDO program, a permanently implantable biventricular assist centrifugal blood pump system is under development. It has demonstrated that the previously mentioned left ventricular assist device blood pump is easily converted into a right ventricular assist pump by simply adding a spacer between the pump and the actuator. This communication discusses the historical development strategies for centrifugal blood pumps and their current status for different clinical needs. PMID:12406142

  15. Extracting hydrocarbons from water using a centrifuge

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    Ryabov, A. Yu.; Ilyina, A. A.; Chuikin, A. V.; Velikov, A. A.

    2014-09-01

    An original method for the solid-phase microextraction of hydrocarbons from water using a centrifuge is proposed. Comparative results from the chromatographic elution of substances after liquid-phase and solid-phase microextraction are presented. The percentage of the extraction of substances from aqueous solutions and the minimum detection limit for aromatic and aliphatic compounds are calculated.

  16. Astronaut Virgil Grissom preparing for centrifuge training

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1961-01-01

    Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury pressure suit, is preparing for centrifuge training. He is receiving assistance in adjusting the breathing apparatus which is attached to a data recording device at his feet. Assisting him is Dr. Jackson.

  17. Porous media pressure distribution in centrifugal fields

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    Hogarth, W. L.; Stagnitti, F.; Barry, D. A.; Lockington, D. A.; Li, L.; Parlange, J.-Y.

    2013-10-01

    The simplest use of centrifuges to measure soil properties relies on steady state conditions. Analytical solutions, especially if they are simple, make interpretation of data more direct and transparent. Previous approximations are simplified and have a greatly improved accuracy. Using previous examples as a test, the error on pressure is always less than 1%, compared to about 10% with previous approximations.

  18. Centrifuge in space fluid flow visualization experiment

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    Arnold, William A.; Wilcox, William R.; Regel, Liya L.; Dunbar, Bonnie J.

    1993-01-01

    A prototype flow visualization system is constructed to examine buoyancy driven flows during centrifugation in space. An axial density gradient is formed by imposing a thermal gradient between the two ends of the test cell. Numerical computations for this geometry showed that the Prandtl number plays a limited part in determining the flow.

  19. Positive feedback stabilization of centrifugal compressor surge

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    Frank Willems; W. P. M. H. Heemels; Bram de Jager; Anton A. Stoorvogel

    2002-01-01

    Abstract Stable operation of axial and centrifugal compressors is limited towards low mass 1ows due to the occurrence of surge. The stable operating region can be enlarged by active control. In this study, we use a control valve which is fully closed in the desired operating point and only opens to stabilize the system around this point. As a result,

  20. Dynamic centrifugal compressor model for system simulation

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    Wei Jiang; Jamil Khan; Roger A. Dougal

    2006-01-01

    A dynamic model of a centrifugal compressor capable of system simulation in the virtual test bed (VTB) computational environment is presented. The model is based on first principles, i.e. the dynamic performance including the losses is determined from the compressor geometry and not from the experimentally determined characteristic performance curves. In this study, the compressor losses, such as incidence and

  1. Centrifugal Filter Devices FOR CONCENTRATION AND PURIFICATION

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    Kirschner, Marc W.

    Centricon® Plus-70 Centrifugal Filter Devices FOR CONCENTRATION AND PURIFICATION OF BIOLOGICAL, spin 70 mL of buffer solution or Milli-Q® water through filter for 5 minutes. To remove all water Plus-70 unit and an equal volume of sample or water. 3. Spin at up to 3,500 � g until desired

  2. APPLICATIONS ANALYSIS REPORT: RETECH PLASMA CENTRIFUGAL FURNACE

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    This document is an evaluation of the performance of the Retech Inc. Plasma Centrifugal Furnace (PCF) and its applicability as a treatment technique for soils contaminated with organic and/or inorganic compounds. oth the technical and economic aspects of the technology were exami...

  3. APPLICATION ANALYSIS REPORT: RETECH PLASMA CENTRIFUGAL FURNACE

    EPA Science Inventory

    This document is an evaluation of the performance of the Retech, Inc. Plasma Centrifugal Furnace (PCF) and its applicability as a treatment for soils contaminated with organic and/or inorganic compounds. Both the technical and economic aspectsof the technology were examined. A...

  4. Closed continuous-flow centrifuge rotor

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    J. P. Jr. Breillatt; C. J. Remenyik; W. K. Sartory; L. H. Thacker; W. Z. Penland

    1976-01-01

    A blood separation centrifuge rotor is described having a generally parabolic core disposed concentrically and spaced apart within a housing having a similarly shaped cavity. Blood is introduced through a central inlet and into a central passageway enlarged downwardly to decrease the velocity of the entrant blood. Septa are disposed inside the central passageway to induce rotation of the entrant

  5. Closed continuous-flow centrifuge rotor

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    Breillatt Jr. Julian P; Carl J. Remenyik; Walter K. Sartory; Louis H. Thacker; William Z. Penland

    1976-01-01

    A blood separation centrifuge rotor having a generally parabolic core disposed concentrically and spaced apart within a housing having a similarly shaped cavity. Blood is introduced through a central inlet and into a central passageway enlarged downwardly to decrease the velocity of the entrant blood. Septa are disposed inside the central passageway to induce rotation of the entrant blood. A

  6. Incremental adaptation to yaw head turns during 30 RPM centrifugation.

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    Elias, Paul Z; Jarchow, Thomas; Young, Laurence R

    2008-08-01

    A 3-day incremental protocol was conducted with the aim of adapting human subjects to make head movements comfortably during 30 RPM centrifugation. With motion sickness as a potentially limiting factor, the protocol was designed using a quantitative motion sickness model based upon the neural mismatch sensory conflict theory. Centrifuge velocity was incremented from 14 RPM on day 1, to 23 RPM on day 2, to 30 RPM on day 3, with subjects making a total of 42 head movements on each day. Twenty-four subjects completed the experiment with average motion sickness levels below five (out of 20). Four subjects aborted due to motion sickness. Adaptation of non-compensatory vertical nystagmus was observed through an 18% decrease in the vertical aVOR time constant over the 3 days. Subjective intensity ratings for the head movements decreased by approximately 40% over the 3 days, while illusory motion duration decreased by 18%. Feasibility of head movements during 30 RPM rotation was demonstrated with only 3 days of incremental training. PMID:18496680

  7. OT1_vgeers_2: Tracing Remnant Gas in Planet Forming Debris Disks : Confronting Theories of Ice-Giant Planet Formation

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    Geers, V.

    2010-07-01

    Recent studies of gas emission lines with Spitzer and sub-millimeter telescopes have shown that 10-100 Myr old stars with debris disks have too little gas left to form Jupiter like gas giant planets. Whether enough gas remains in these systems to form ice giant planets is still unanswered. The [OI] emission line at 63 micron is the most sensitive tracer of gas in the ice-giant region of 10-50 AU in disks, and Herschel PACS is therefore uniquely suited to test theories of ice-giant planet formation. We propose to obtain PACS line spectroscopy of [OI] (63 micron) for a carefully selected sample of four young stars from the FEPS Spitzer Legacy Science Program with ages from 10 to 100 Myr. These extremely well systems harbour prominent debris disks that could be in the process of forming ice giants such as Neptune and Uranus. The proposed observations will probe down to gas masses of 0.3-4 Earth masses, and allow us to constrain prospects for ice giant formation, measure gas-to-dust ratios of 1-10 in evolved disks to compare with planet formation / disk evolution models, and put constraints on whether the dust dynamics in these systems is driven by the remnant gas or by the radiation.

  8. COMPARISON OF FATIGUE BEHAVIOR FOR CENTRIFUGALLY CAST AND

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    COMPARISON OF FATIGUE BEHAVIOR FOR CENTRIFUGALLY CAST AND KEEL BLOCK CAST STEEL J.J. Gradman1 , R affects fatigue properties and to compare fatigue and monotonic tensile properties of centrifugal castings) along the diameter of a thick-walled centrifugal casting. Axial fatigue tests were conducted under fully

  9. Numerical Research on Performance Prediction for Centrifugal Pumps

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    TAN Minggao; YUAN Shouqi; LIU Houlin; WANG Yong; WANG Kai

    Performance prediction for centrifugal pumps is now mainly based on numerical calculation and most of the studies merely focus on one model. Therefore, the research results are not representative. To make an improvement of numerical calculation method and performance prediction for centrifugal pumps, performance of six centrifugal pump models at design flow rate and off design flow rates, whose specific

  10. Active surge control of centrifugal compressors using drive torque

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    Active surge control of centrifugal compressors using drive torque Jan Tommy Gravdahl , Olav control is presented. A centrifugal compressor driven by an electrical motor is studied, and the drive of centrifugal com- pressors, which occurs when the operating point of the compressor is located to the left

  11. Vortices in rotating systems: Centrifugal, elliptic and hyperbolic type instabilities

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    Lauga, Eric

    Vortices in rotating systems: Centrifugal, elliptic and hyperbolic type instabilities D. Sipp, E and centrifugal instabilities. A complete picture of the short-wave stability properties of the flow is given that anticyclones undergo centrifugal instability if the Rossby number verifies Ro 1, elliptic instability for all

  12. Centrifugal Filter Devices for the Concentration and Purification of

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    Lebendiker, Mario

    Centrifugal Filter Devices for the Concentration and Purification of Biological Samples � Amicon Ultra Ready for an evolution? ® #12;The next stage in centrifugal filter devices. The introduction of Amicon Ultra sets a new standard for centrifugal filter devices. This high performance ultrafiltration

  13. 150 g-ton Capacity Centrifuge Renssealer Polytechnic Institute

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    Salama, Khaled

    NEES@RPI 150 g-ton Capacity Centrifuge Renssealer Polytechnic Institute Department of Civil Institute (NEES@RPI) specializes in geotechnical engineering using the geotechnical centrifuge in 1989, the facility consists of : · A 150 g-ton geotechnical centrifuge · A one and two-dimensional in

  14. Mean streamline aerodynamic performance analysis of centrifugal compressors

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    R. H. Aungier

    1995-01-01

    Aerodynamic performance prediction models for centrifugal compressor impellers are presented. In combination with similar procedures for stationary components, previously published in the open literature, a comprehensive mean streamline performance analysis for centrifugal compressor stages is provided. The accuracy and versatility of the overall analysis is demonstrated for several centrifugal compressor stages of various types, including comparison with intrastage component performance

  15. Mechanisms of Sensorimotor Adaptation to Centrifugation

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    Paloski, W. H.; Wood, S. J.; Kaufman, G. D.

    1999-01-01

    We postulate that centripetal acceleration induced by centrifugation can be used as an inflight sensorimotor countermeasure to retain and/or promote appropriate crewmember responses to sustained changes in gravito-inertial force conditions. Active voluntary motion is required to promote vestibular system conditioning, and both visual and graviceptor sensory feedback are critical for evaluating internal representations of spatial orientation. The goal of our investigation is to use centrifugation to develop an analog to the conflicting visual/gravito-inertial force environment experienced during space flight, and to use voluntary head movements during centrifugation to study mechanisms of adaptation to altered gravity environments. We address the following two hypotheses: (1) Discordant canal-otolith feedback during head movements in a hypergravity tilted environment will cause a reorganization of the spatial processing required for multisensory integration and motor control, resulting in decreased postural stability upon return to normal gravity environment. (2) Adaptation to this "gravito-inertial tilt distortion" will result in a negative after-effect, and readaptation will be expressed by return of postural stability to baseline conditions. During the third year of our grant we concentrated on examining changes in balance control following 90-180 min of centrifugation at 1.4 9. We also began a control study in which we exposed subjects to 90 min of sustained roll tilt in a static (non-rotating) chair. This allowed us to examine adaptation to roll tilt without the hypergravity induced by centrifugation. To these ends, we addressed the question: Is gravity an internal calibration reference for postural control? The remainder of this report is limited to presenting preliminary findings from this study.

  16. Review on stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue failure of centrifugal compressor impeller

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    Sun, Jiao; Chen, Songying; Qu, Yanpeng; Li, Jianfeng

    2015-01-01

    Corrosion failure, especially stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue, is the main cause of centrifugal compressor impeller failure. And it is concealed and destructive. This paper summarizes the main theories of stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue and its latest developments, and it also points out that existing stress corrosion cracking theories can be reduced to the anodic dissolution (AD), the hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC), and the combined AD and HIC mechanisms. The corrosion behavior and the mechanism of corrosion fatigue in the crack propagation stage are similar to stress corrosion cracking. The effects of stress ratio, loading frequency, and corrosive medium on the corrosion fatigue crack propagation rate are analyzed and summarized. The corrosion behavior and the mechanism of stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue in corrosive environments, which contain sulfide, chlorides, and carbonate, are analyzed. The working environments of the centrifugal compressor impeller show the behavior and the mechanism of stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue in different corrosive environments. The current research methods for centrifugal compressor impeller corrosion failure are analyzed. Physical analysis, numerical simulation, and the fluid-structure interaction method play an increasingly important role in the research on impeller deformation and stress distribution caused by the joint action of aerodynamic load and centrifugal load.

  17. Hydraulic design, numerical simulation and BVF diagnosis of high efficiency centrifugal pump

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    Zhang, Y. X.; Chen, L.; Zhou, X.; Jiangand, C. W.; Su, M.

    2012-11-01

    Under the Two-dimensional Flow Theory and the Velocity Coefficient Theory, a centrifugal-pump impeller has been designed, based on the parameters of IS150-125-250 centrifugal pump. And self-compiled programs have been used to complete the hydraulic design of the whole flow passage of centrifugal pump. The space bending and twisting characteristics of the design blade are more obvious. Then, numerical simulation is applied to the inner flow field of the two pumps using RANS (Reynolds Averaged N-S) Equation with a standard k-? two-equation turbulence model. The compare of the numerical simulation data of two centrifugal pumps, getting from 13 working points including design condition, shows that, the design pump has higher head and efficiency in the range of lower flow rate. Based on the numerical results of the inner flow of the design pump and model pump, the boundary vorticity flux (BVF) diagnostics has been used to analyze the BVF distribution of suction surface and pressure surface of two pumps. The result shows that, the BVF distribution of the design pump is more uniform and smooth, with smaller peak value.

  18. Review on stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue failure of centrifugal compressor impeller

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    Sun, Jiao; Chen, Songying; Qu, Yanpeng; Li, Jianfeng

    2015-03-01

    Corrosion failure, especially stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue, is the main cause of centrifugal compressor impeller failure. And it is concealed and destructive. This paper summarizes the main theories of stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue and its latest developments, and it also points out that existing stress corrosion cracking theories can be reduced to the anodic dissolution (AD), the hydrogen-induced cracking (HIC), and the combined AD and HIC mechanisms. The corrosion behavior and the mechanism of corrosion fatigue in the crack propagation stage are similar to stress corrosion cracking. The effects of stress ratio, loading frequency, and corrosive medium on the corrosion fatigue crack propagation rate are analyzed and summarized. The corrosion behavior and the mechanism of stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue in corrosive environments, which contain sulfide, chlorides, and carbonate, are analyzed. The working environments of the centrifugal compressor impeller show the behavior and the mechanism of stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue in different corrosive environments. The current research methods for centrifugal compressor impeller corrosion failure are analyzed. Physical analysis, numerical simulation, and the fluid-structure interaction method play an increasingly important role in the research on impeller deformation and stress distribution caused by the joint action of aerodynamic load and centrifugal load.

  19. Unsteady flow phenomena in industrial centrifugal compressor stage

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    Bonciani, L.; Terrinoni, L.; Tesei, A.

    1982-01-01

    The results of an experimental investigation on a typical centrifugal compressor stage running on an atmospheric pressure test rig are shown. Unsteady flow was invariably observed at low flow well before surge. In order to determine the influence of the statoric components, the same impeller was repeatedly tested with the same vaneless diffuser, but varying return channel geometry. Experimental results show the strong effect exerted by the return channel, both on onset and on the behavior of unsteady flow. Observed phenomena have been found to confirm well the observed dynamic behavior of full load tested machines when gas density is high enough to cause appreciable mechanical vibrations. Therefore, testing of single stages at atmospheric pressure may provide a fairly accurate prediction of this kind of aerodynamic excitation.

  20. Performance characteristics of the Cooper PC-9 centrifugal compressor

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    Foster, R.E.; Neely, R.F.

    1988-06-30

    Mathematical performance modeling of the PC-9 centrifugal compressor has been completed. Performance characteristics curves have never been obtained for them in test loops with the same degree of accuracy as for the uprated axial compressors and, consequently, computer modeling of the top cascade and purge cascades has been very difficult and of limited value. This compressor modeling work has been carried out in an attempt to generate data which would more accurately define the compressor's performance and would permit more accurate cascade modeling. A computer code, COMPAL, was used to mathematically model the PC-9 performance with variations in gas composition, flow ratios, pressure ratios, speed and temperature. The results of this effort, in the form of graphs, with information about the compressor and the code, are the subject of this report. Compressor characteristic curves are featured. 13 figs.

  1. Development of a high-specific-speed centrifugal compressor

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    Rodgers, C.

    1997-07-01

    This paper describes the development of a subscale single-stage centrifugal compressor with a dimensionless specific speed (Ns) of 1.8, originally designed for full-size application as a high volume flow, low pressure ratio, gas booster compressor. The specific stage is noteworthy in that it provides a benchmark representing the performance potential of very high-specific-speed compressors, of which limited information is found in the open literature. Stage and component test performance characteristics are presented together with traverse results at the impeller exit. Traverse test results were compared with recent CFD computational predictions for an exploratory analytical calibration of a very high-specific-speed impeller geometry. The tested subscale (0.583) compressor essentially satisfied design performance expectations with an overall stage efficiency of 74% including, excessive exit casing losses. It was estimated that stage efficiency could be increased to 81% with exit casing losses halved.

  2. Gas-phase uranyl, neptunyl, and plutonyl: hydration and oxidation studied by experiment and theory.

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    Rios, Daniel; Michelini, Maria C; Lucena, Ana F; Marçalo, Joaquim; Bray, Travis H; Gibson, John K

    2012-06-18

    The following monopositive actinyl ions were produced by electrospray ionization of aqueous solutions of An(VI)O(2)(ClO(4))(2) (An = U, Np, Pu): U(V)O(2)(+), Np(V)O(2)(+), Pu(V)O(2)(+), U(VI)O(2)(OH)(+), and Pu(VI)O(2)(OH)(+); abundances of the actinyl ions reflect the relative stabilities of the An(VI) and An(V) oxidation states. Gas-phase reactions with water in an ion trap revealed that water addition terminates at AnO(2)(+)·(H(2)O)(4) (An = U, Np, Pu) and AnO(2)(OH)(+)·(H(2)O)(3) (An = U, Pu), each with four equatorial ligands. These terminal hydrates evidently correspond to the maximum inner-sphere water coordination in the gas phase, as substantiated by density functional theory (DFT) computations of the hydrate structures and energetics. Measured hydration rates for the AnO(2)(OH)(+) were substantially faster than for the AnO(2)(+), reflecting additional vibrational degrees of freedom in the hydroxide ions for stabilization of hot adducts. Dioxygen addition resulted in UO(2)(+)(O(2))(H(2)O)(n) (n = 2, 3), whereas O(2) addition was not observed for NpO(2)(+) or PuO(2)(+) hydrates. DFT suggests that two-electron three-centered bonds form between UO(2)(+) and O(2), but not between NpO(2)(+) and O(2). As formation of the UO(2)(+)-O(2) bonds formally corresponds to the oxidation of U(V) to U(VI), the absence of this bonding with NpO(2)(+) can be considered a manifestation of the lower relative stability of Np(VI). PMID:22656318

  3. Quasiparticle theory of the electron gas: A direct-interaction approach

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    Küchenhoff, S.; Schiller, S.

    1991-05-01

    Landau's Fermi-liquid theory, generalized to include quasiparticle scattering with finite momentum transfer, is applied to the degenerate electron gas in a homogeneous positive background. The quasiparticle-scattering amplitude (QSA) is calculated within the framework of the direct-interaction model by an approximate, frequency-independent solution of the Bethe-Salpeter integral equation for charged systems. Vertex corrections are taken into account. Using as input an explicitly exchange-symmetric direct-interaction function (completely particle-hole irreducible vertex), the present scheme yields a likewise exchange-symmetric QSA, which is shown to satisfy a generalized Landau sum rule that follows directly from the exchange symmetry of the two-particle Green's function. A phenomenological Ansatz is employed for the direct-interaction function that self-consistently reproduces the local-field factor G(q), the charge compressibility, and the spin susceptibility obtained from Monte Carlo calculations. The density dependences of the Landau parameters, the effective mass, transport parameters, and superconductivity coupling constants have been obtained between rs=1 and rs=70. In this range m*/m increases monotonically from unity to 15, while the transport parameters decrease by more than 13 orders of magnitude. The s-wave and p-wave coupling constants become negative at rs=40 and rs=10, respectively. The s-wave pairing tendency becomes very strong with the approach to the paramagnetic-ferromagnetic transition Fa0-->-1 at rs~=75, leading to transition temperatures on the order of a few kelvin for the dilute electron gas.

  4. Adjustable Speed Drives as Applied to Centrifugal Pumps

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    Jarc, D. A.; Robechek, J. D.; Connors, D. P.

    1982-01-01

    ::::> c.. 20 ...J ~ 20 w 0: 20 ~c.. U. ?f! ?f! ?f! 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 20 60 80 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 0 % RPM GRAPH 1 % RPM GRAPH 2 % RPM GRAPH 3 FIGURE 1 Affinity Laws for Centrifugal Pumps ABSTRACT Centrifugal pumps are generally sized...% FIGURE 2 Affinity Laws for Centrifugal Pumps These characteristics are important when one considers a typical duty cycle for a centrifugal application. A typical operating cycle might be represented by the bar chart shown in Figure 3. Centrifugal...

  5. Distribution of fluids in the body of the centrifuged rat

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    Pitts, G. C.

    1983-01-01

    The effects of exposure to an elevated g-level throughout the period of rapid growth is investigated in a comparison of a group of female Sprague-Dawley rats centrifuged as adults with other groups centrifuged for prolonged intervals starting shortly after weaning. The fluid-solid composition of total body, heart, liver, gut, skin, and muscle for both study groups is compared with that of a control group. None of the changes as a result of centrifugation were truly persistent. The only increases in mass associated with centrifugation and the only responses to centrifugation per se were observed in the skin values.

  6. Hydration of gas-phase ytterbium ion complexes studied by experiment and theory

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    Rutkowski, Philip X; Michelini, Maria C.; Bray, Travis H.; Russo, Nino; Marcalo, Joaquim; Gibson, John K.

    2011-02-11

    Hydration of ytterbium (III) halide/hydroxide ions produced by electrospray ionization was studied in a quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometer and by density functional theory (DFT). Gas-phase YbX{sub 2}{sup +} and YbX(OH){sup +} (X = OH, Cl, Br, or I) were found to coordinate from one to four water molecules, depending on the ion residence time in the trap. From the time dependence of the hydration steps, relative reaction rates were obtained. It was determined that the second hydration was faster than both the first and third hydrations, and the fourth hydration was the slowest; this ordering reflects a combination of insufficient degrees of freedom for cooling the hot monohydrate ion and decreasing binding energies with increasing hydration number. Hydration energetics and hydrate structures were computed using two approaches of DFT. The relativistic scalar ZORA approach was used with the PBE functional and all-electron TZ2P basis sets; the B3LYP functional was used with the Stuttgart relativistic small-core ANO/ECP basis sets. The parallel experimental and computational results illuminate fundamental aspects of hydration of f-element ion complexes. The experimental observations - kinetics and extent of hydration - are discussed in relationship to the computed structures and energetics of the hydrates. The absence of pentahydrates is in accord with the DFT results, which indicate that the lowest energy structures have the fifth water molecule in the second shell.

  7. Spaceborne centrifugal relays for spacecraft propulsion

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    Ouzidane, Malika

    1991-01-01

    Acceleration using centrifugal relays is a recently discovered method for the acceleration of spaceborne payloads to high velocity at high thrust. Centrifugal relays are moving rotors which progressively accelerate reaction mass to higher velocities. One important engineering problem consists of accurately tracking the position of the projectiles and rotors and guiding each projectile exactly onto the appropriate guide tracks on each rotor. The topics of this research are the system kinematics and dynamics and the computerized guidance system which will allow the projectile to approach each rotor with exact timing with respect to the rotor rotation period and with very small errors in lateral positions. Kinematics studies include analysis of rotor and projectile positions versus time and projectile/rotor interactions. Guidance studies include a detailed description of the tracking mechanism (interrupt of optical beams) and the aiming mechanism (electromagnetic focusing) including the design of electromagnetic deflection coils and the switching circuitry.

  8. Vibration analysis of large centrifugal pump rotors

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    Y Zhao, W.; Ge, J. G.; Ma, D.; Li, C. M.; Bao, S. B.

    2013-12-01

    Through the critical speed of centrifugal pumps, internal flow field and the force of the impeller, we analyze centrifugal pump vibration. Using finite element analysis software ANSYS to calculate the natural frequency of the rotor system and the critical speed; with the help of the Fluent software to simulate pump internal flow field, we conclude that speed increase will not cause intense vibration of the fluid in the pump. Using unsteady numerical simulation we discovered that in an impeller suffering transient radial force cyclical change periodically, as well as the frequency size determined by the product of the impeller speed and number of blades, resonance phenomena should make impeller to transient radial force frequency. If wanting to avoid pump resonance when it is running away, the transient radial force frequency should avoid the frequency range which can cause resonance.

  9. High stability design for new centrifugal compressor

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    Kanki, H.; Katayama, K.; Morii, S.; Mouri, Y.; Umemura, S.; Ozawa, U.; Oda, T.

    1989-01-01

    It is essential that high-performance centrifugal compressors be free of subsynchronous vibrations. A new high-performance centrifugal compressor has been developed by applying the latest rotordynamics knowledge and design techniques: (1) To improve the system damping, a specially designed oil film seal was developed. This seal attained a damping ratio three times that of the conventional design. The oil film seal contains a special damper ring in the seal cartridge. (2) To reduce the destabilizing effect of the labyrinth seal, a special swirl canceler (anti-swirl nozzle) was applied to the balance piston seal. (3) To confirm the system damping margin, the dynamic simulation rotor model test and the full load test applied the vibration exciting test in actual load conditions.

  10. Supernatant decanting on a centrifugal platform

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    Shih, Chih-Hsin; Lu, Chien-Hsing; Yuan, Wei-Li; Chiang, Wei-Ling; Lin, Chia-Hui

    2011-01-01

    This study presents a novel approach to decant supernatant on a centrifugal platform. By manipulating the centrifugally induced pressure and the elastic deformation of the plastic lids in the decanting chamber, fixed amounts of the supernatant can be decanted into the detection chamber at lower rotational speeds. The experimental results showed that decanted volume is affected by the volume of deformation and the operating parameters. Factors that influence the decanting ratio are also discussed. This approach has the advantages of simple design and low manufacturing cost; further, it has no need of surface modification. It has been applied to on-disk separation of plasma from whole blood, and the results showed good stability and repeatability. PMID:21522503

  11. Axial inlet conversion to a centrifugal compressor with magnetic bearings

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    Novecosky, T. (NOVA Corp., Edmonton, Alberta (Canada))

    1994-01-01

    NOVA's Alberta Gas Transmission Division transports natural gas via pipeline throughout the province of Alberta, Canada, exporting it to eastern Canada, US, and British Columbia. There is a continuing effort to operate the facilities and pipeline at the highest possible efficiency. One area being addressed to improve efficiency is compression of the gas. By improving compressor efficiency, fuel consumption and hence operating costs can be reduced. One method of improving compressor efficiency is by converting the compressor to an axial inlet configuration, a conversion that has been carried out more frequently in the past years. Concurrently, conventional hydrodynamic bearings have been replaced with magnetic bearings on many centrifugal compressors. This paper discusses the design and installation for converting a radial overhung unit to an axial inlet configuration, having both magnetic bearings and a thrust reducer. The thrust reducer is required to reduce axial compressor shaft loads, to a level that allows the practical installation of magnetic bearings within the space limitations of the compressor (Bear and Gibson, 1992).

  12. Operating and maintenance guidelines for screenbowl centrifuges

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    Jahnig, W.S.R.; Bratton, R.; Luttrell, G. [Decanter Machine, Johnson City, TN (United States)

    2009-01-15

    Plant dewatering circuits equipped with screenbowl centrifuges need to be well designed, properly operated, and adequately maintained to maximize the dewatering performance. The most important 'feed variables' are particle size, dry solids feed rate and slurry flow rate. The most important 'machine variables' include pool depth, rotational speed and gearbox ratio. The article discusses the effect of these parameters and offers some maintenance guidelines. The article was adapted from a paper presented at CoalPrep 2008. 6 refs., 2 figs., 2 tabs.

  13. Pneumatic pumping in centrifugal microfluidic platforms

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    Robert Gorkin; Liviu Clime; Marc Madou; Horacio Kido

    2010-01-01

    Centrifugal microfluidics has emerged as a unique approach to the development of integrated total analysis systems for medical\\u000a diagnostics. However, despite its many advantages, the platform has a size limitation due to the centripetal pumping mechanism\\u000a in which fluids can only be moved from the center of the disc to the rim. This limits the footprint of the microfluidic network

  14. Wave-driven Countercurrent Plasma Centrifuge

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    A.J. Fetterman and N.J. Fisch

    2009-03-20

    A method for driving rotation and a countercurrent flow in a fully ionized plasma centrifuge is described. The rotation is produced by radiofrequency waves near the cyclotron resonance. The wave energy is transferred into potential energy in a manner similar to the ? channeling effect. The countercurrent flow may also be driven by radiofrequency waves. By driving both the rotation and the flow pattern using waves instead of electrodes, physical and engineering issues may be avoided.

  15. Centrifugal shot blasting. Innovative technology summary report

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    Not Available

    1999-07-01

    At the US Department of Energy (DOE) Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP), the Facilities Closure and Demolition Projects Integrated Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) work plan calls for the removal of one inch (1 in) depth of concrete surface in areas where contamination with technetium-99 has been identified. This report describes a comparative demonstration between two concrete removal technologies: an innovative system using Centrifugal Shot Blasting (CSB) and a modified baseline technology called a rotary drum planer.

  16. Converting Centrifugal Chillers to HCFC-123

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    Siebert, B.

    Corporation successfully converted 15 centrifugal chillers to HCFC refrigerants on an ambitious schedule between April 1 and September 3, 1992. The conversions helped the company, a Denver based manufacturer of computer disk drive storage systems, meet a... in 1990. Working closely with the Denver district office of The Trane Company, manufacturer of nine of the 15 chillers, the company began formulating a CFC policy and examining options for replacing the CFC refrigerant in its chillers. The chillers...

  17. Free of centrifugal acceleration spacetime - Geodesics

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    Hristu Culetu

    2013-04-27

    A static spacetime with no centrifugal repulsion, previously studied by Dadhich, is investigate in this paper. The source of curvature is considered to be an anisotropic fluid with $\\rho = -p_{r}$ and constant angular pressures. The positive parameter from the line-element is interpreted as the invariant acceleration of a static observer. We found that the Tolman-Komar gravitational energy is finite everywhere. The timelike and null geodesics of the spacetime are examined.

  18. A comprehensive thermodynamic theory of the Soret effect in a multicomponent gas, liquid, or solid

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    L. J. T. M. Kempers

    2001-01-01

    A comprehensive theory for the Soret effect (also called thermal diffusion) is presented which incorporates both the thermodynamic contribution from selective attraction\\/repulsion and the kinetic contribution from selective collision interaction between the components. The new theory is an extension of a theory presented earlier in which the thermodynamic contribution only was modeled. The single assumption of the theory is that

  19. The Application of Centrifuges 'Reduced Gravity' Research.

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    van Loon, Jack J. W. A.

    It is shown that life has emerged on Earth somewhere in the early Archaean (3800-2500 million years ago). Since then life has evolved from single cell into to multicellular complex organism under unit gravity conditions. Little is known about how life would have been evolved under different gravity conditions. In light of the current quests for Earth-like planets by astronomers; what life forms could be expected on planets with different gravity fields? Also the human endeavors in spaceflight (microgravity) and exploration programs (Moon, Mars) it is interesting and might be even vital to know and understand how gravity acts upon the human body in long duration space flights. Hyper-gravity, any acceleration acceding 9.81 ms-2, can relatively easily be generated on Earth using centrifuges. Long duration hypo-gravity (¡9.81 ms-2) is more cumbersome. For real microgravity we need free falling satellites such as ISS. For simulation on ground one can use clinostats, random positioning machines or levitating magnets. But could centrifuges also be applied to study a reduced gravity environment? What I would explore in this paper are the possibilities how centrifuges could be applied to study the effects of a 'reduced gravity environment' in, especially, life sciences studies.

  20. Research opportunities with the Centrifuge Facility

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    Funk, Glenn A.

    1992-01-01

    The Centrifuge Facility on Space Station Freedom will consist of a 2.5-meter diameter Centrifuge accommodating two concentric rings of habitats and providing variable g-forces between 0.01 g and 2.0 g; modular habitats providing housing and lifesupport for rats, mice, and plants; a habitat holding system providing power, water, airflow and other utilities to several modular habitats; and a life sciences glovebox, an isolated work volume accommodating simultaneous operations by at least two scientists and providing lighting, airflow, video and data access, and other experiment support functions. The centrifuge facility will enable long-duration animal and plant microgravity research not previously possible in the NASA flight research program. It will offer unprecedented opportunities for use of on-board 1-g control populations and statistically significant numbers of specimens. On orbit 1-g controls will allow separation of the effects of microgravity from other environmental factors. Its selectable-g and simultaneous multiple-g capabilities will enable studies of gravitational thresholds, the use of artificial gravity as a countermeasure to the effects of microgravity, and ready simulation of Lunar and Martian gravities.

  1. Shallow water model for horizontal centrifugal casting

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    Bohá?ek, J.; Kharicha, A.; Ludwig, A.; Wu, M.

    2012-07-01

    A numerical model was proposed to simulate the solidification process of an outer shell of work roll made by the horizontal centrifugal casting technique. Shallow water model was adopted to solve the 2D average flow dynamics of melt spreading and the average temperature distribution inside the centrifugal casting mould by considering the centrifugal force, Coriolis force, viscous force due to zero velocity on the mould wall, gravity, and energy transport by the flow. Additionally, a 1D sub-model was implemented to consider the heat transfer in the radial direction from the solidifying shell to the mould. The solidification front was tracked by fulfilling the Stefan condition. Radiative and convective heat losses were included from both, the free liquid surface and the outer wall of the mould. Several cases were simulated with the following assumed initial conditions: constant height of the liquid metal (10, 20, and 30 mm), uniform temperature of the free liquid surface (1755 K). The simulation results have shown that while the solidification front remained rather flat, the free surface was disturbed by waves. The amplitude of waves increased with the liquid height. Free surface waves diminished as the solidification proceeded.

  2. Femoral development in chronically centrifuged rats

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    Smith, S. D.

    1977-01-01

    Groups of 30-d-old male and female rats were centrifuged at 2.00 G (RE, Rotation Experimental), 1.05 G (RC, Rotation Control) or exposed to the noise and wind of the centrifuge at 1.00 G (EC, Earth Control) for periods of 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16 weeks. Measurements of their femurs indicated that exposure to centrifugation a) decreased femoral length in RE animals, b) increased femoral length in RC animals, c) reduced femoral diameter in RE and RC animals, d) increased L/D ratios in RC animals, e) decreased L/D ratios in RE animals, f) increased femur length/body weight in RE animals, g) decreased cortical thickness (CT) in RE animals, h) increased relative CT in RE animals, and decreased it in RC animals, i) accelerated ossification in RC femoral heads, j) thinned and distorted RE epiphyseal plates, and k) thickened condylar cartilage in RE females. The effects tended to be strongly sexually dimorphic, with females more severely affected by the stress than males.

  3. Avoid self-priming centrifugal pump

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    Reeves, G.G.

    1987-01-01

    The self-priming horizontal centrifugal pump becomes known to its operator either as a good pump or a bad pump. The latter is usually replaced by another type of pump, even though a properly specified self-priming centrifugal pump might have been a good choice. Use of the guidelines described in this article are intended to help in the purchase and installation of a good pump. Self-priming centrifugal pumps are used for removing liquids from below grade sumps or pits that may also contain solids, fibers and/or muck. Alternate pumps for this service include submersible pumps, vertical turbine pumps and positive displacement pumps. These alternate pumps do not pass solid particles as large as self-priming pumps do without damage. Positive displacement pumps are not normally cost-effective when pumping liquid at rates in excess of 500 gallons per minute in low-head applications. Vertical and submersible pumps must be removed when cleaning of the pump is required. Self-priming pumps are easily cleaned by opening the access plates without moving the pump; and they cost less than the other types.

  4. In-vivo Centrifugation of Drosophila Embryos

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    Tran, Susan L.; Welte, Michael A.

    2010-01-01

    A major strategy for purifying and isolating different types of intracellular organelles is to separate them from each other based on differences in buoyant density. However, when cells are disrupted prior to centrifugation, proteins and organelles in this non-native environment often inappropriately stick to each other. Here we describe a method to separate organelles by density in intact, living Drosophila embryos. Early embryos before cellularization are harvested from population cages, and their outer egg shells are removed by treatment with 50% bleach. Embryos are then transferred to a small agar plate and inserted, posterior end first, into small vertical holes in the agar. The plates containing embedded embryos are centrifuged for 30 min at 3000g. The agar supports the embryos and keeps them in a defined orientation. Afterwards, the embryos are dug out of the agar with a blunt needle. Centrifugation separates major organelles into distinct layers, a stratification easily visible by bright-field microscopy. A number of fluorescent markers are available to confirm successful stratification in living embryos. Proteins associated with certain organelles will be enriched in a particular layer, demonstrating colocalization. Individual layers can be recovered for biochemical analysis or transplantation into donor eggs. This technique is applicable for organelle separation in other large cells, including the eggs and oocytes of diverse species. PMID:20613707

  5. Adsorption of SF6 decomposed gas on anatase (101) and (001) surfaces with oxygen defect: A density functional theory study

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    Zhang, Xiaoxing; Chen, Qinchuan; Tang, Ju; Hu, Weihua; Zhang, Jinbin

    2014-01-01

    The detection of partial discharge by analyzing the components of SF6 gas in gas-insulated switchgears is important to the diagnosis and assessment of the operational state of power equipment. A gas sensor based on anatase TiO2 is used to detect decomposed gases in SF6. In this paper, first-principle density functional theory calculations are adopted to analyze the adsorption of SO2, SOF2, and SO2F2, the primary decomposition by-products of SF6 under partial discharge, on anatase (101) and (001) surfaces. Simulation results show that the perfect anatase (001) surface has a stronger interaction with the three gases than that of anatase (101), and both surfaces are more sensitive and selective to SO2 than to SOF2 and SO2F2. The selection of a defect surface to SO2, SOF2, and SO2F2 differs from that of a perfect surface. This theoretical result is corroborated by the sensing experiment using a TiO2 nanotube array (TNTA) gas sensor. The calculated values are analyzed to explain the results of the Pt-doped TNTA gas sensor sensing experiment. The results imply that the deposited Pt nanoparticles on the surface increase the active sites of the surface and the gas molecules may decompose upon adsorption on the active sites. PMID:24755845

  6. The influence of quantum field fluctuations on chaotic dynamics of Yang-Mills system II. The role of the centrifugal term

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    V. I. Kuvshinov; A. V. Kuzmin; V. A. Piatrou

    2005-11-27

    We have considered SU(2)xU(1) gauge field theory describing electroweak interactions. We have demonstrated that centrifugal term in model Hamiltonian increases the region of regular dynamics of Yang-Mills and Higgs fields system at low densities of energy. Also we have found analytically the approximate relation for critical density of energy of the order to chaos transition on centrifugal constant. It is necessary to note that mentioned increase of the region of regular dynamics has linear dependance on the value of the centrifugal constant.

  7. Einstein’s quantum theory of the monatomic ideal gas: non-statistical arguments for a new statistics

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    Enric Pérez; Tilman Sauer

    2010-01-01

    In this article, we analyze the third of three papers, in which Einstein presented his quantum theory of the ideal gas of\\u000a 1924–1925. Although it failed to attract the attention of Einstein’s contemporaries and although also today very few commentators\\u000a refer to it, we argue for its significance in the context of Einstein’s quantum researches. It contains an attempt to

  8. Hydraulic design and performance analysis of low specific speed centrifugal pump

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    Zhou, X.; Zhang, Y. X.; Ji, Z. L.; Chen, L.

    2012-11-01

    Since low specific speed centrifugal pump with long narrow flow divergent channels has positive slope of head-capacity characteristic curve, low flow rate instability and high flow rate power overload, special events about its hydraulic design are still under study. This paper demonstrates a method for hydraulic design of low specific speed centrifugal pump complex impeller (with splitter blades) which is based on 2D flow theory. In this method, obtain the basic geometry parameters by empirical correlation, adjust impeller profile according to given flow cross section area distribution and wrapping angles distribution, relate the position of splitter blades to slip factor. Based on this method, low specific speed centrifugal pump impellers have been designed using the same design parameters (Head, Capacity, Rotation Speed, etc) with different factors. And 3D turbulent flow fields in design pumps have been solved by using RANS equations with RNG k-epsilon turbulence model. The investigation to the effects of different splitter blades on velocity distributions and pressure distributions along the flow channels and hydraulic performance of centrifugal pumps are presented. The result shows that properly placed splitter blades by choosing suitable design factors will improve the flow in the pump and enhance the hydraulic performance of it.

  9. Partition functions of superconformal Chern-Simons theories from Fermi gas approach

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    Moriyama, Sanefumi; Nosaka, Tomoki

    2014-11-01

    We study the partition function of three-dimensional superconformal Chern-Simons theories of the circular quiver type, which are natural generalizations of the ABJM theory, the worldvolume theory of M2-branes. In the ABJM case, it was known that the perturbative part of the partition function sums up to the Airy function as Z( N) = e A C -1/3Ai[ C -1/3( N - B)] with coefficients C, B and A and that for the non-perturbative part the divergences coming from the coefficients of worldsheet instantons and membrane instantons cancel among themselves. We find that many of the interesting properties in the ABJM theory are extended to the general superconformal Chern-Simons theories. Especially, we find an explicit expression of B for general theories, a conjectural form of A for a special class of theories, and cancellation in the non-perturbative coefficients for the simplest theory next to the ABJM theory.

  10. Hartree-Fock theory of the inhomogeneous electron gas at metallic surfaces

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    Sahni, Viraht

    1989-04-01

    In this paper we derive fundamental properties of the interacting inhomogeneous electron gas at jellium metal surfaces within the Hartree-Fock approximation. We also discuss the question of what constitutes quantum-mechanically the image charge at a metal surface, and provide a physical interpretation for the quantum-mechanical origin of the image potential. The self-consistent solution of the Hartree-Fock equations is in general formidable due to the integral exchange operator. We show that from a more fundamental physical viewpoint, the difficulty for the metal surface physics problem manifests itself in the complex structure of the orbital-dependent exchange charge densities that give rise to the orbital-dependent potentials. However, it is possible to solve the problem of the Pauli-correlated electron gas within the exchange-only formalism of density-functional theory. By employing the variational principle for the energy with the exchange energy component treated in its non-local form, and the variationally accurate "displaced-profile-change-in-self-consistent-field" expression for the work function, we derive rigorous upper bounds to the surface energy and accurate work functions. In order to understand what constitutes quantum-mechanically the image charge at a metal surface we study the structure of the average exchange charge density or Fermi hole as an electron is removed from within a metal to infinity outside. The study shows that the Fermi hole is localized to the surface region and is part of the image charge only for electron positions close to the surface. As the electron is removed further into the vacuum region, the width of the hole increases. In the asymptotic limit when the electron is removed to infinity, the hole is completely delocalized and spread throughout the crystal, its center of mass being singular. As a consequence it appears that it is the Coulomb hole charge distribution localized at the surface that is the image charge, but this has yet to be shown. Finally, we provide insights into the quantum-mechanical origin of the image potential. These ideas are based on our interpretation of the local exchange-correlation potential of density-functional theory as being the work done to remove an electron against the electric field of its Fermi-Coulomb hole charge density. Since the Coulomb hole charge is zero, the image potential in the asymptotic region far from the surface is the work done against the electric field of its Fermi hole. The results of preliminary calculations confirm this conclusion. Whether the Coulomb hole contributes to making the total effective potential the image potential for electron positions closer to the surface is yet unanswered. The above physical interpretation is based on the fact that the Fermi-Coulomb hole charge distribution is dynamic as a function of electron position. This explains why the exchange potential as calculated by the Slater method is incorrect. As such we also present the complete structure of the Slater potential at a metal surface and show that it leads to an erroneous value in the interior of the metal and that its asymptotic structure though image-potential-like has a coefficient approximately twice as large as that of the image potential.

  11. Confinement of Plasma along Shaped Open Magnetic Fields from the Centrifugal Force of Supersonic Plasma Rotation

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    Teodorescu, C.; Young, W. C.; Swan, G. W. S.; Ellis, R. F.; Hassam, A. B.; Romero-Talamas, C. A. [University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 (United States)

    2010-08-20

    Interferometric density measurements in plasmas rotating in shaped, open magnetic fields demonstrate strong confinement of plasma parallel to the magnetic field, with density drops of more than a factor of 10. Taken together with spectroscopic measurements of supersonic ExB rotation of sonic Mach 2, these measurements are in agreement with ideal MHD theory which predicts large parallel pressure drops balanced by centrifugal forces in supersonically rotating plasmas.

  12. Behavior of capillary valves in centrifugal microfluidic devices prepared by three-dimensional printing

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    Jessica L. Moore; Austin McCuiston; Isaac Mittendorf; Rudy Ottway; R. Daniel Johnson

    2011-01-01

    This paper details the behavior of capillary valves in centrifugal microfluidic devices prepared by three-dimensional (3D),\\u000a or solid-object, printing. Microfluidic structures containing valve channels with different widths, heights, and radial distances\\u000a from the center of rotation were studied and compared with extant capillary valve theories. Due to the printing process, the\\u000a produced valve channels possessed a ridged or “scalloped” pattern.

  13. Ion Fractionation at the Surface of Aqueous Inorganic Salt Solutions by Means of a `Film Centrifuge'

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    P. H. Koske; H. Martin

    1972-01-01

    The predictions of Gibbs's lawnd the electrolyte theory about the (negative) adsorption of salts on the surface of aqueous salt solutions are compared with the results of an analysis of very thin surface films skimmed by means of a 'film centrifuge' from a solution containing two different salts. The separation effects observed on the salt mixtures CsC1\\/NaC1, BaCl\\/ NaC1, BaCl\\/CsC1,

  14. Density resummation of perturbation series in a pion gas to leading order in chiral perturbation theory

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    M. I. Krivoruchenko; C. Fuchs; B. V. Martemyanov; Amand Faessler

    2006-10-26

    The mean field (MF) approximation for the pion matter, being equivalent to the leading ChPT order, involves no dynamical loops and, if self-consistent, produces finite renormalizations only. The weight factor of the Haar measure of the pion fields, entering the path integral, generates an effective Lagrangian $\\delta \\mathcal{L}_{H}$ which is generally singular in the continuum limit. There exists one parameterization of the pion fields only, for which the weight factor is equal to unity and $\\delta \\mathcal{L}_{H}=0$, respectively. This unique parameterization ensures selfconsistency of the MF approximation. We use it to calculate thermal Green functions of the pion gas in the MF approximation as a power series over the temperature. The Borel transforms of thermal averages of a function $\\mathcal{J}(\\chi ^{\\alpha}\\chi ^{\\alpha})$ of the pion fields $\\chi ^{\\alpha}$ with respect to the scalar pion density are found to be $\\frac{2}{\\sqrt{\\pi}}\\mathcal{J}(4t)$. The perturbation series over the scalar pion density for basic characteristics of the pion matter such as the pion propagator, the pion optical potential, the scalar quark condensate $$, the in-medium pion decay constant ${\\tilde{F}}$, and the equation of state of pion matter appear to be asymptotic ones. These series are summed up using the contour-improved Borel resummation method. The quark scalar condensate decreases smoothly until $T_{max}\\simeq 310$ MeV. The temperature $T_{max}$ is the maximum temperature admissible for thermalized non-linear sigma model at zero pion chemical potentials. The estimate of $T_{max}$ is above the chemical freeze-out temperature $T\\simeq 170$ MeV at RHIC and above the phase transition to two-flavor quark matter $T_{c} \\simeq 175$ MeV, predicted by lattice gauge theories.

  15. LETTER doi:10.1038/nature13000 Change in the chemical composition of infalling gas

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    Cai, Long

    at the centrifugal barrier of the infalling gas (that is, half the centrifugal radius). In fact, the observed maximumLETTER doi:10.1038/nature13000 Change in the chemical composition of infalling gas forming a disk is expected to form7,8 . The interstellar gas, mainly con- sistingofhydrogenmolecules

  16. 76 FR 41235 - Tres Palacios Gas Storage LLC; Notice of Application

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    2011-07-13

    ...CP11-507-000] Tres Palacios Gas Storage LLC; Notice of...2011, Tres Palacios Gas Storage LLC (TPGS...pursuant to section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and part 157...electric- driven centrifugal compressor for five...

  17. Centrifuge modeling of seismic response of layered soft clay

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    M. H. T. Rayhani; M. H. El Naggar

    2007-01-01

    Centrifuge modeling is a valuable tool used to study the response of geotechnical structures to infrequent or extreme events\\u000a such as earthquakes. A series of centrifuge model tests was conducted at 80g using an electro-hydraulic earthquake simulator mounted on the C-CORE geotechnical centrifuge to study the dynamic response\\u000a of soft soils and seismic soil–structure interaction (SSI). The acceleration records at

  18. A curious spacetime entirely free of centrifugal acceleration

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    Naresh Dadhich

    2012-09-07

    In the Einstein gravity, besides the usual gravitational and centrifugal potential there is an additional attractive term that couples these two together. It is fun to enquire whether the latter could fully counteract the centrifugal repulsion everywhere making the spacetime completely free of the centrifugal acceleration. We present here such a curious spacetime metric and it produces a global monopole like stresses going as $~1/r^2$ in an AdS spacetime.

  19. Laminar flow effects in the coil planet centrifuge

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    Herrmann, F. T.

    1984-01-01

    The coil planet centrifuge designed by Ito employs flow of a single liquid phase, through a rotating coiled tube in a centrifugal force field, to provide a separation of particles based on sedimentation rates. Mathematical solutions are derived for the linear differential equations governing particle behavior in the coil planet centrifuge device. These solutions are then applied as the basis of a model for optimizing particle separations.

  20. Method and refrigerants for replacing existing refrigerants in centrifugal compressors

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    Kopko, W.L.

    1991-12-31

    This patent describes a method for replacing an existing refrigerant in a centrifugal compressor. It comprises selecting a desired impeller Mach number for the centrifugal compressor; selecting a base refrigerant constituent; combining at least one additive refrigerant constituent with the base refrigerant constituent to form a replacement refrigerant having at least one physical or chemical property different from the existing refrigerant and substantially providing the desired impeller Mach number in the centrifugal compressor; and replacing the existing refrigerant with the replacement refrigerant.

  1. Incremental adaptation to yaw head movements during 30 RPM centrifugation

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    Elias, Paul Z. (Paul Ziad)

    2006-01-01

    Artificial Gravity (AG) provided by short-radius centrifugation is a promising countermeasure against the harmful physiological effects of prolonged weightlessness. However, the vestibular stimulus associated with making ...

  2. Effects of centrifugation on gonadal and adrenocortical steroids in rats

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    Kakihana, R.; Butte, J. C.

    1980-01-01

    Many endocrine systems are sensitive to external changes in the environment. Both the pituitary adrenal and pituitary gonadal systems are affected by stress including centrifugation stress. The effect of centrifugation on the pituitary gonadal and pituitary adrenocortical systems was examined by measuring the gonadal and adrenal steroids in the plasma and brain following different duration and intensity of centrifugation stress in rats. Two studies were completed and the results are presented. The second study was carried out to describe the developmental changes of brain, plasma and testicular testosterone and dihydrotestosterone in Sprague Dawley rats so that the effect of centrifugation stress on the pituitary gonadal syatem could be better evaluated in future studies.

  3. Autobalancing and FDIR for a space-based centrifuge prototype

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    Wilson, Edward; Mah, Robert W.

    2005-01-01

    This report summarizes centrifuge-related work performed at the Smart Systems Research Laboratory at NASA Ames Research Center's Computational Sciences Division from 1995 through 2003. The goal is to develop an automated system that will sense an imbalance (both static and dynamic3) in a centrifuge and issue control commands to drive counterweights to eliminate the effects of the imbalance. This autobalancing development began when the ISS centrifuge design was not yet finalized, and was designed to work with the SSRL Centrifuge laboratory prototype, constructed in 1993-1995. Significant differences between that prototype and the current International Space Station (ISS) Centrifuge design are that: the spin axis for the SSRL Centrifuge prototype can translate freely in x and y, but not wobble, whereas the ISS centrifuge spin axis has 3 translational and two rotational degrees of freedom, supported by a vibration 34. The imbalance sensors are strained gauges both in the rotor and the stator, measuring the imbalance forces, whereas the ISS centrifuge uses eddy current displacement sensors to measure the displacements resulting from imbalance. High fidelity autobalancing and FDIR systems (for both counterweights and strain gauges) are developed and tested in MATLAB simulation, for the SSRL Centrifuge configuration. Hardware implementation of the autobalancing technology was begun in 1996, but was terminated due to lack of funding. The project lay dormant until 2001-2002 when the FDIR capability was added.

  4. Numerical analysis of flow in ultra micro centrifugal compressor -influence of meridional configuration

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    Kaneko, Masanao; Tsujita, Hoshio; Hirano, Toshiyuki

    2013-04-01

    A single stage ultra micro centrifugal compressor constituting ultra micro gas turbine is required to operate at high rotational speed in order to achieve the pressure ratio which establishes the gas turbine cycle. As a consequence, the aerodynamic losses can be increased by the interaction of a shock wave with the boundary layer on the blade surface. Moreover, the centrifugal force which exceeds the allowable stress of the impeller material can act on the root of blades. On the other hand, the restrictions of processing technology for the downsizing of impeller not only relatively enlarge the size of tip clearance but also make it difficult to shape the impeller with the three-dimensional blade. Therefore, it is important to establish the design technology for the impeller with the two-dimensional blade which possesses the sufficient aerodynamic performance and enough strength to bear the centrifugal force caused by the high rotational speed. In this study, the flow in two types of impeller with the two-dimensional blade which have different meridional configuration was analyzed numerically. The computed results clarified the influence of the meridional configuration on the loss generations in the impeller passage.

  5. Investigations of acidity and nucleophilicity of diphenyldithiophosphinate ligands using theory and gas-phase dissociation reactions

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    Christopher M. Leavitt; Garold L. Gresham; Michael T. Benson; Jean-Jaques Gaumet; Dean Peterman; John Klaehn; Megan Moser; Frederic Aubriet; Michael J. Van Stipdonk; Gary S. Groenewold

    2008-04-01

    Diphenyldithiophosphinate (DTP) ligands modified with electron-withdrawing trifluoromethyl (TFM) substitutents are of high interest because they have demonstrated potential for exceptional separation of Am3+ from lanthanide3+ cations. Specifically, the bis(ortho-TFM) (L1-) and (ortho-TFM)(meta-TFM) (L2-) derivatives have shown excellent separation selectivity, while the bis(meta-TFM) (L3)- and unmodified DTP (Lu-) did not. Factors responsible for selective coordination have been investigated using density functional theory (DFT) calculations in concert with competitive dissociation reactions in the gas phase. To evaluate the role of (DTP+H) acidity, density functional calculations were used to predict pKa values, which followed the trend of L3 < L2 < L1 < Lu. The order of the TFM-modified (DTP+H) acids was opposite of what would be expected based on the e--withdrawing effects of the TFM group, suggesting that secondary factors are influencing the pKa and nucleophilicity. The relative nucleophilicities of the DTP anions were evaluated by forming metal-mixed ligand complexes in a trapped ion mass spectrometer, and then fragmenting them using competitive collision induced dissociation. Relative to Na+, the unmodified Lu- anion was the strongest nucleophile. Comparing the TFM derivatives, the bis(ortho-TFM) derivative L1- was found to be the strongest nucleophile, while the bis(meta-TFM) L3- was the weakest, a trend consistent with the pKa calculations. DFT modeling of the Na+ complexes suggested that the elevated cation affinity of the L1- and L2- anions was due to donation of electron density from fluorine atoms to the metal center, which was occurring in rotational conformers where the TFM moiety was proximate to the Na+-dithiophosphinate group. Competitive dissociation experiments were performed with the dithiophosphinate anions complexed with europium nitrate species; ionic dissociation of these complexes always produced the TFM-modified dithiophosphinate anions, showing again that the unmodified Lu- was the strongest nucleophile. The Eu(III) nitrate complexes also underwent redox elimination of radical ligands; the tendency of the ligands to undergo oxidation and be eliminated as neutral radicals followed the same trend as the nucleophilicities for Na+, viz. Lu- > L1- > L2- > L3-.

  6. Ni(NiO)/single-walled carbon nanotubes composite: Synthesis of electro-deposition, gas sensing property for NO gas and density functional theory calculation

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    Li, Li; Zhang, Guo; Chen, Lei [Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering Process and Technology for High-efficiency Conversion, College of Heilongjiang Province, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering Process and Technology for High-efficiency Conversion, College of Heilongjiang Province, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China); Bi, Hong-Mei [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China); Shi, Ke-Ying, E-mail: shikeying2008@yahoo.cn [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)] [Key Laboratory of Functional Inorganic Material Chemistry, Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Heilongjiang University, Harbin 150080 (China)

    2013-02-15

    Graphical abstract: The Ni(NiO)/semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes composite collected from the cathode after electro-deposition shows a high sensitivity to low-concentration NO gas at room temperature (18 °C). Display Omitted Highlights: ? Ni(NiO) nanoparticles were deposited on semiconducting SWCNTs by electro-deposition. ? Ni(NiO)/semiconducting SWCNTs film shows a high sensitivity to NO gas at 18 °C. ?Theoretical calculation reveals electron transfer from SWCNTs to NO via Ni. -- Abstract: Single-walled carbon nanotubes which contains metallic SWCNTs (m-SWCNTs) and semiconducting SWCNTs (s-SWCNTs) have been obtained under electric arc discharge. Their separation can be effectively achieved by the electro-deposition method. The Ni(NiO)/s-SWCNTs composite was found on cathode where Ni was partially oxidized to NiO at ambient condition with Ni(NiO) nanoparticles deposited uniformly on the bundles of SWCNTs. These results were confirmed by Raman spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV–vis–NIR and TG characterizations. Furthermore, investigation of the gas sensing property of Ni(NiO)/s-SWCNTs composite film to NO gas at 18 °C demonstrated the sensitivity was approximately 5% at the concentration of 97 ppb. Moreover, density functional theory (DFT) calculations were performed to explore the sensing mechanism which suggested the adsorption of NO molecules onto the composite through N–Ni interaction as well as the proposition of electron transfer mechanisms from SWCNTs to NO via the Ni medium.

  7. Centrifugal force induced by relativistically rotating spheroids and cylinders

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    Joseph Katz; Donald Lynden-Bell; Jiri Bicak

    2011-02-25

    Starting from the gravitational potential of a Newtonian spheroidal shell we discuss electrically charged rotating prolate spheroidal shells in the Maxwell theory. In particular we consider two confocal charged shells which rotate oppositely in such a way that there is no magnetic field outside the outer shell. In the Einstein theory we solve the Ernst equations in the region where the long prolate spheroids are almost cylindrical; in equatorial regions the exact Lewis "rotating cylindrical" solution is so derived by a limiting procedure from a spatially bound system. In the second part we analyze two cylindrical shells rotating in opposite directions in such a way that the static Levi-Civita metric is produced outside and no angular momentum flux escapes to infinity. The rotation of the local inertial frames in flat space inside the inner cylinder is thus exhibited without any approximation or interpretational difficulties within this model. A test particle within the inner cylinder kept at rest with respect to axes that do not rotate as seen from infinity experiences a centrifugal force. Although the spacetime there is Minkowskian out to the inner cylinder nevertheless that space has been induced to rotate, so relative to the local inertial frame the particle is traversing a circular orbit.

  8. Some aversive characteristics of centrifugally generated gravity.

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    Altman, F.

    1973-01-01

    The effective weight of rats was manipulated by centrifugation. Two effective weight levels were obtained. In three escape avoidance conditions a lever press produced a change from a base level of 2.1 g to a response level of 1.1 g. In a punishment condition a response produced a change from a 1.1 g level to a 2.1 g level and in an extinction condition responses had no effect on the 2.1 g effective weight level present. All changes took 30 sec and were maintained for an additional 10 sec before a return to base level was initiated. When responses occurred closer together than the 40 sec, they delayed the return to base level by 40 sec. This 40 sec interval is referred to as response-contingent-time. The response rate and amount of response-contingent-time served as the data. The results confirmed previous data that centrifugation is aversive. The results are interpreted as indicating that the aversiveness is attributable to the increase in effective weight, and that rats can discriminate the different angular velocity-radius of rotation combinations used.

  9. Wave Augmented Diffusers for Centrifugal Compressors

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    Paxson, Daniel E.; Skoch, Gary J.

    1998-01-01

    A conceptual device is introduced which would utilize unsteady wave motion to slow and turn flows in the diffuser section of a centrifugal compressor. The envisioned device would substantially reduce the size of conventional centrifugal diffusers by eliminating the relatively large ninety degree bend needed to turn the flow from the radial/tangential to the axial direction. The bend would be replaced by a wall and the flow would instead exit through a series of rotating ports located on a disk, adjacent to the diffuser hub, and fixed to the impeller shaft. The ports would generate both expansion and compression waves which would rapidly transition from the hub/shroud (axial) direction to the radial/tangential direction. The waves would in turn induce radial/tangential and axial flow. This paper presents a detailed description of the device. Simplified cycle analysis and performance results are presented which were obtained using a time accurate, quasi-one-dimensional CFD code with models for turning, port flow conditions, and losses due to wall shear stress. The results indicate that a periodic wave system can be established which yields diffuser performance comparable to a conventional diffuser. Discussion concerning feasibility, accuracy, and integration follow.

  10. Experimental Investigation of Centrifugal Compressor Stabilization Techniques

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    Skoch, Gary J.

    2003-01-01

    Results from a series of experiments to investigate techniques for extending the stable flow range of a centrifugal compressor are reported. The research was conducted in a high-speed centrifugal compressor at the NASA Glenn Research Center. The stabilizing effect of steadily flowing air-streams injected into the vaneless region of a vane-island diffuser through the shroud surface is described. Parametric variations of injection angle, injection flow rate, number of injectors, injector spacing, and injection versus bleed were investigated for a range of impeller speeds and tip clearances. Both the compressor discharge and an external source were used for the injection air supply. The stabilizing effect of flow obstructions created by tubes that were inserted into the diffuser vaneless space through the shroud was also investigated. Tube immersion into the vaneless space was varied in the flow obstruction experiments. Results from testing done at impeller design speed and tip clearance are presented. Surge margin improved by 1.7 points using injection air that was supplied from within the compressor. Externally supplied injection air was used to return the compressor to stable operation after being throttled into surge. The tubes, which were capped to prevent mass flux, provided 9.3 points of additional surge margin over the baseline surge margin of 11.7 points.

  11. Centrifugally Stimulated Exospheric Ion Escape at Mercury

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    Delcourt, Dominique; Seki, K.; Terada, N.; Moore, Thomas E.

    2012-01-01

    We investigate the transport of ions in the low-altitude magnetosphere magnetosphere of Mercury. We show that, because of small spatial scales, the centrifugal effect due to curvature of the E B drift paths can lead to significant particle energization in the parallel direction. We demonstrate that because of this effect, ions with initial speed smaller than the escape speed such as those produced via thermal desorption can overcome gravity and escape into the magnetosphere. The escape route of this low-energy exosphere originating material is largely controlled by the magnetospheric convection rate. This escape route spreads over a narrower range of altitudes when the convection rate increases. Bulk transport of low-energy planetary material thus occurs within a limited region of space once moderate magnetospheric convection is established. These results suggest that, via release of material otherwise gravitationally trapped, the E B related centrifugal acceleration is an important mechanism for the net supply of plasma to the magnetosphere of Mercury.

  12. Power transmission mechanism equipped with fluid and centrifugal clutch

    SciTech Connect

    Tamura, K.; Takeshita, S.; Fukunaga, T.

    1986-12-30

    This patent describes a power transmission mechanism equipped with a fluid coupling, an input shaft thereof interconnected to a power source being interconnected through the fluid coupling to an output shaft, and the output shaft being interconnected to a forward-rearward changeover mechanism including a speed changer. It is characterized in that the fluid coupling includes a shell, an impeller in the shell and a centrifugal clutch means in the shell for engaging the impeller and for driving the impeller when the shell is rotated by the input shaft at a speed above idle speed and for disengaging the impeller and the driving of the impeller when the shell is rotated by the input shaft at the idle speed. A turbine is included in the shell for standing idle in the shell when the centrifugal clutch means is disengaged and for drive by the impeller when the centrifugal clutch means is engaged and for driving the output shaft. The centrifugal clutch means comprises a support member fixed to the shell, a centrifugal shoe mounted on the support member for radial movement outwardly of the support member by centrifugal force and radial movement inwardly toward the support member. It also comprises spring means for moving the shoe inwardly toward the support member when the shell is rotated at idle speed, a cylindrical casing fixed to the impeller radially outward from the shoe and having an engaging surface for engagement by the centrifugal shoe when the shell is rotated at a speed above idle speed and the centrifugal shoe is moved radially outward by centrifugal force. The forward-rearward changeover mechanism, including the speed changer, is driven by the turbine when the centrifugal clutch means is engaged with the engaging surface and standing idle when the centrifugal clutch means is disengaged from the engaging surface and the turbine is standing idle.

  13. Experimental studies on the optimization design of a low specific speed centrifugal pump

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    Zhang, J. F.; Yuan, Y.; Yuan, S. Q.; Lu, W. G.; Yuan, J. P.

    2012-11-01

    Start your abstract here... For a low specific speed centrifugal pump with the requirement of high efficiency of 68% and non-overload power characteristics, series experimental studies, by matching 9 volutes with 19 impellers were done. By combining the former research results about the splitters and the non-overload theory in centrifugal pump, the theoretical conditions to achieve the property of non-overload in a centrifugal pump with splitters was analyzed, and formulas to estimate the maximum shaft power and its position are derived. Based on the requirement of high efficiency and non-overload, blade outlet angle ?2, blade outlet width b2, volute throat area Ft and the inlet diameter of splitters Di were chosen with three levels to design a normal L9 (34) orthogonal test scheme. Meanwhile, the optimized design scheme was determined, and corresponding test was done also, it demonstrates that the experiment purpose was reached, the design method to combine the splitters and non-overload theory is reasonable, which can get the property of high efficiency and non-overload.

  14. Dynamic mean field theory for lattice gas models of fluids confined in porous materials: Higher order theory based on the Bethe-Peierls and path probability method approximations

    SciTech Connect

    Edison, John R.; Monson, Peter A. [Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-9303 (United States)

    2014-07-14

    Recently we have developed a dynamic mean field theory (DMFT) for lattice gas models of fluids in porous materials [P. A. Monson, J. Chem. Phys. 128(8), 084701 (2008)]. The theory can be used to describe the relaxation processes in the approach to equilibrium or metastable states for fluids in pores and is especially useful for studying system exhibiting adsorption/desorption hysteresis. In this paper we discuss the extension of the theory to higher order by means of the path probability method (PPM) of Kikuchi and co-workers. We show that this leads to a treatment of the dynamics that is consistent with thermodynamics coming from the Bethe-Peierls or Quasi-Chemical approximation for the equilibrium or metastable equilibrium states of the lattice model. We compare the results from the PPM with those from DMFT and from dynamic Monte Carlo simulations. We find that the predictions from PPM are qualitatively similar to those from DMFT but give somewhat improved quantitative accuracy, in part due to the superior treatment of the underlying thermodynamics. This comes at the cost of greater computational expense associated with the larger number of equations that must be solved.

  15. Reynolds and Favre-averaged rapid distortion theory for compressible, ideal-gas turbulence

    E-print Network

    Lavin, Tucker Alan

    2007-09-17

    Compressible ideal-gas turbulence subjected to homogeneous shear is investigated at the rapid distortion limit. Specific issues addressed are (i) the interaction between kinetic and internal energies and role of pressure-dilatation; (ii...

  16. 77 FR 65360 - Grant of Authority for Subzone Status (Centrifugal and Submersible Pumps); Auburn, NY

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    2012-10-26

    ...for Subzone Status (Centrifugal and Submersible Pumps); Auburn, NY Pursuant...special-purpose subzone at the centrifugal and submersible pump manufacturing and warehousing...the manufacturing of centrifugal and submersible pumps and related...

  17. Centrifuge Permeameter for Unsaturated Soils. II: Measurement of the Hydraulic Characteristics

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    Centrifuge Permeameter for Unsaturated Soils. II: Measurement of the Hydraulic Characteristics and hydraulic conductivity function K function , determined using a new centrifuge permeameter developed hydraulic characteristics of the compacted clay. The SWRCs and K functions defined using the centrifuge

  18. Centrifugal devices can replace traditional separation techniques such as column chromatography, preparative

    E-print Network

    Lebendiker, Mario

    Centrifugal devices can replace traditional separation techniques such as column chromatography, preparative electrophoresis, alcohol or salt precipitation, dialysis, and gradient centrifugation when. Centrifugal Devices for Ultrafiltration & Microfiltration Nanosep®, MicrosepTM, Macrosep®, and Jumbosep

  19. Theory of an Electric-Current-Carrying Discontinuity Driven through Nonconducting Gas by a Lorentz Force

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roger W. Gallington; Charles E. Bond

    1971-01-01

    A physical model is presented for the structure of an electric-current-carrying discontinuity moving into nonconducting gas and leaving nonconducting gas behind. The model assumes a normal shock wave followed by a porous current sheet. A three-fluid analysis (electrons, neutrals, and singly charged ions) is made for the case where the component of magnetic field normal to the plane of the

  20. TECHNICAL NOTE Centrifuge cone penetration tests in sand

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    Bolton, Malcolm

    TECHNICAL NOTE Centrifuge cone penetration tests in sand M. D. BOLTON,Ã? M. W. GUI,Ã? J. GARNIER,{ J; laboratory tests; piles; sands. INTRODUCTION Centrifuges have been widely adopted in modelling geotechnical on both the random and the consistent variations which have been observed with CPTs in sand when identical

  1. Coil planet centrifugation as a means for small particle separation

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    Herrmann, F. T.

    1983-01-01

    The coil planet centrifuge uses a centrifugal force field to provide separation of particles based on differences in sedimentation rates by flow through a rotating coiled tube. Three main separations are considered: (1) single phase fresh sheep and human erythrocytes, (2) single phase fixed heep and human erythrocytes, and (3) electrophoretically enhanced single phase fresh sheep and human erythrocytes.

  2. Drive torque actuation in active surge control of centrifugal compressors

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    Gravdahl, Jan Tommy

    Drive torque actuation in active surge control of centrifugal compressors Jan Tommy Gravdahl , Olav to active surge control is presented for a centrifugal compressor driven by an electrical motor. The main is considered to be the control input. The proposed method is simulated on a compressor model using

  3. Synaptic Connections of the Centrifugal Fibers in the Pigeon Retina

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    H. R. Maturana; S. Frenk

    1965-01-01

    The centrifugal fibers in the pigeon retina end in the inner nuclear layer and form two kinds of terminals, convergent and divergent. In the inner nuclear layer the fibers synapse with amacrine and displaced ganglion cells. Because of their great number and their even distribution these fibers appear to constitute a system for the localized centrifugal control of the retinal

  4. View of new centrifuge at Flight Acceleration Facility

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1966-01-01

    View of the new centrifuge at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), located in the Flight Acceleration Facility, bldg 29. The 50-ft. arm can swing the three man gondola to create g-forces astronauts will experience during controlled flight and during reentry. The centrifuge was designed primarily for training Apollo astronauts.

  5. CONVECTION DRIVEN BY CENTRIFUGAL BUOYANCY IN NEMATICS (*) C. R. CARRIGAN

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    L-145 CONVECTION DRIVEN BY CENTRIFUGAL BUOYANCY IN NEMATICS (*) C. R. CARRIGAN Department director n. When n is horizontal, the results confirm data on gravitational buoyancy. An original first of centrifugal buoyancy is equivalent to that of gravitational buoyancy in the corresponding Rayleigh Benard

  6. Magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium and stability of centrifugally confined plasmas

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    Yi-Min Huang

    2004-01-01

    Centrifugal confinement is an alternative approach to magnetic fusion, employing a magnetic field with an open field line configuration. In this scheme, a plasma with magnetic mirror geometry is made to rotate azimuthally at supersonic speeds. The resulting centrifugal forces, given the field line curvature, prevent the plasma from escaping along the field lines. This dissertation addresses the equilibrium and

  7. The Maryland Centrifugal Experiment (MCX) : Progress and Plans

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    Richard Ellis; Andrew Case; Deepak Gupta; Adil Hassam; Robert Lunsford; Sarah Messer

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of MCX is to study centrifugal confinement of plasmas and velocity shear stabilization of MHD interchange instabilities. The magnetic geometry is that of a solenoid with axisymmetric mirror end fields. Biasing of an inner core relative to the outer wall produces a radial electric field which will drive supersonic ExB azimuthal rotation and the resulting centrifugal force will

  8. Miniature Gas-Circulating Machine

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    Swift, Walter L.; Valenzuela, Javier A.; Sixsmith, Herbert; Nutt, William E.

    1993-01-01

    Proposed gas-circulating machine consists essentially of centrifugal pump driven by induction motor. Noncontact bearings suppress wear and contamination. Used to circulate helium (or possibly hydrogen or another gas) in regeneration sorption-compressor refrigeration system aboard spacecraft. Also proves useful in terrestrial applications in which long life, reliability, and low contamination essential.

  9. Stresa, Italy, 26-28 April 2006 A SILICON-BASED MICRO GAS TURBINE ENGINE FOR POWER GENERATION

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    gas turbine engine consists of a micro combustor, a turbine and a centrifugal compressor and a piezoelectric converter, as illustrated in Fig. 1 [6]. The micro gas turbine engine is composed of a centrifugalStresa, Italy, 26-28 April 2006 A SILICON-BASED MICRO GAS TURBINE ENGINE FOR POWER GENERATION X. C

  10. High Efficiency Centrifugal Compressor for Rotorcraft Applications

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    Medic, Gorazd; Sharma, Om P.; Jongwook, Joo; Hardin, Larry W.; McCormick, Duane C.; Cousins, William T.; Lurie, Elizabeth A.; Shabbir, Aamir; Holley, Brian M.; Van Slooten, Paul R.

    2014-01-01

    The report "High Efficiency Centrifugal Compressor for Rotorcraft Applications" documents the work conducted at UTRC under the NRA Contract NNC08CB03C, with cost share 2/3 NASA, and 1/3 UTRC, that has been extended to 4.5 years. The purpose of this effort was to identify key technical barriers to advancing the state-of-the-art of small centrifugal compressor stages; to delineate the measurements required to provide insight into the flow physics of the technical barriers; to design, fabricate, install, and test a state-of-the-art research compressor that is representative of the rear stage of an axial-centrifugal aero-engine; and to acquire detailed aerodynamic performance and research quality data to clarify flow physics and to establish detailed data sets for future application. The design activity centered on meeting the goal set outlined in the NASA solicitation-the design target was to increase efficiency at higher work factor, while also reducing the maximum diameter of the stage. To fit within the existing Small Engine Components Test Facility at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) and to facilitate component re-use, certain key design parameters were fixed by UTRC, including impeller tip diameter, impeller rotational speed, and impeller inlet hub and shroud radii. This report describes the design effort of the High Efficiency Centrifugal Compressor stage (HECC) and delineation of measurements, fabrication of the compressor, and the initial tests that were performed. A new High-Efficiency Centrifugal Compressor stage with a very challenging reduction in radius ratio was successfully designed, fabricated and installed at GRC. The testing was successful, with no mechanical problems and the running clearances were achieved without impeller rubs. Overall, measured pressure ratio of 4.68, work factor of 0.81, and at design exit corrected flow rate of 3 lbm/s met the target requirements. Polytropic efficiency of 85.5 percent and stall margin of 7.5 percent were measured at design flow rate and speed. The measured efficiency and stall margin were lower than pre-test CFD predictions by 2.4 percentage points (pt) and 4.5 pt, respectively. Initial impressions from the experimental data indicated that the loss in the efficiency and stall margin can be attributed to a design shortfall in the impeller. However, detailed investigation of experimental data and post-test CFD simulations of higher fidelity than pre-test CFD, and in particular the unsteady CFD simulations and the assessment with a wider range of turbulence models, have indicated that the loss in efficiency is most likely due to the impact of unfavorable unsteady impeller/diffuser interactions induced by diffuser vanes, an impeller/diffuser corrected flow-rate mismatch (and associated incidence levels), and, potentially, flow separation in the radial-to-axial bend. An experimental program with a vaneless diffuser is recommended to evaluate this observation. A subsequent redesign of the diffuser (and the radial-to-axial bend) is also recommended. The diffuser needs to be redesigned to eliminate the mismatching of the impeller and the diffuser, targeting a slightly higher flow capacity. Furthermore, diffuser vanes need to be adjusted to align the incidence angles, to optimize the splitter vane location (both radially and circumferentially), and to minimize the unsteady interactions with the impeller. The radial-to-axial bend needs to be redesigned to eliminate, or at least minimize, the flow separation at the inner wall, and its impact on the flow in the diffuser upstream. Lessons were also learned in terms of CFD methodology and the importance of unsteady CFD simulations for centrifugal compressors was highlighted. Inconsistencies in the implementation of a widely used two-equation turbulence model were identified and corrections are recommended. It was also observed that unsteady simulations for centrifugal compressors require significantly longer integration times than what is current practice in industry.

  11. Measuring and balancing dynamic unbalance of precision centrifuge

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    Yang, Yafei; Huo, Xin

    2008-10-01

    A precision centrifuge is used to test and calibrate accelerometer model parameters. Its dynamic unbalance may cause the perturbation of the centrifuge to deteriorate the test and calibration accuracy of an accelerometer. By analyzing the causes of dynamic unbalance, the influences on precision centrifuge from static unbalance and couple unbalance are developed. It is considered measuring and balancing of static unbalance is a key to resolving a dynamic unbalance problem of precision centrifuge with a disk in structure. Measuring means and calculating formulas of static unbalance amount are given, and balancing principle and method are provided. The correctness and effectiveness of this method are confirmed by experiments on a device under tuning, thereby the accurate and high-effective measuring and balancing method of dynamic unbalance of this precision centrifuge was provided.

  12. Properties of the heavier rare gas solids in the reduced all-neighbors approximation of self-consistent phonon theory

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    Tomaszewski, Janusz; Sloma, Piotr

    2003-10-01

    In our previous papers concerning the dynamics and thermodynamics of the rare gas solids (RGS) we were using as a model of lattice dynamics the so called reduced second-order approximation of the self-consistent phonon theory (RSOSCPT) developed by Plakida and Siklos on the basis of the double-time Green's functions method. In this theory it is assumed that each atom interacts only with its nearest neighbors which causes that almost all calculated quantities vary too rapidly in the high temperature region. Recently, using the reduced all-neighbors approximation of the SCPT, we showed for Kr that the differences between theory and experiment are becoming lower if we are incorporating more and more further shells of neighbors in the self-consistent equations. In the present paper, using the mentioned above improved theory, we study the physical propertis of all the heavier RGS in terms of the number of "important" shells of neighbors. As a model of interatomic interactions we take the generalized versions of the Buckingham, Lennard-Jones and Morse pair potentials with the parameters fitted self-consistently to the zero-point experimental data for the internal energy, lattice constant and isothermal compressibility. The theoretical results for the quantities describing the dynamics and thermodynamics of the RGS are compared with available experimental and our earlier RSOSCPT data.

  13. Theories

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2010-01-01

    This activity will help the students understand that science theories change in the face of new evidence, but those changes can be slow in coming. Students will observe how scientific theories change over time, Be introduced to the sophistication of the geocentric model and the time it took to change the theory underpinning the heliocentric model, Compare the heliocentric model to the geocentric model.

  14. Numerical simulation of centrifugal casting of pipes

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    Kaschnitz, E.

    2012-07-01

    A numerical simulation model for the horizontal centrifugal pipe casting process was developed with the commercial simulation package Flow3D. It considers - additionally to mass, energy and momentum conservation equations and free surface tracking - the fast radial and slower horizontal movement of the mold. The iron inflow is not steady state but time dependent. Of special importance is the friction between the liquid and the mold in connection with the viscosity and turbulence of the iron. Experiments with the mold at controlled revolution speeds were carried out using a high-speed camera. From these experiments friction coefficients for the description of the interaction between mold and melt were obtained. With the simulation model, the influence of typical process parameters (e.g. melts inflow, mold movement, melt temperature, cooling media) on the wall thickness of the pipes can be studied. The comparison to results of pipes from production shows a good agreement between simulation and reality.

  15. Implantable centrifugal pump with hybrid magnetic bearings.

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    Bearnson, G B; Olsen, D B; Khanwilkar, P S; Long, J W; Sinnott, M; Kumar, A; Allaire, P E; Baloh, M; Decker, J

    1998-01-01

    Test methods and results of in vitro assessment of a centrifugal pump with a magnetically suspended impeller are provided. In vitro blood tests have been completed with a resulting normalized milligram index of hemolysis (NmIH) of 12.4 +/- 4.1, indicating that hemolysis is not a problem. Hydraulic characterization of the system with water has shown that a nominal pumping condition of 6 L/min at 100 mmHg was met at 2,200 rpm. Maximum clinically usable cardiac output is predicted be 10 L/min. The magnetic bearing supported impeller did not contact the housing and was shown to be stable under a variety of pumping conditions. The driving motor efficiency is 75% at the nominal condition. Finally, a description of the clinical version of the pump under development is provided. PMID:9804533

  16. Algorithm for Controlling a Centrifugal Compressor

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    Benedict, Scott M.

    2004-01-01

    An algorithm has been developed for controlling a centrifugal compressor that serves as the prime mover in a heatpump system. Experimental studies have shown that the operating conditions for maximum compressor efficiency are close to the boundary beyond which surge occurs. Compressor surge is a destructive condition in which there are instantaneous reversals of flow associated with a high outlet-to-inlet pressure differential. For a given cooling load, the algorithm sets the compressor speed at the lowest possible value while adjusting the inlet guide vane angle and diffuser vane angle to maximize efficiency, subject to an overriding requirement to prevent surge. The onset of surge is detected via the onset of oscillations of the electric current supplied to the compressor motor, associated with surge-induced oscillations of the torque exerted by and on the compressor rotor. The algorithm can be implemented in any of several computer languages.

  17. Asynchronous vibration problem of centrifugal compressor

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    Fujikawa, T.; Ishiguro, N.; Ito, M.

    1980-01-01

    An unstable asynchronous vibration problem in a high pressure centrifugal compressor and the remedial actions against it are described. Asynchronous vibration of the compressor took place when the discharge pressure (Pd) was increased, after the rotor was already at full speed. The typical spectral data of the shaft vibration indicate that as the pressure Pd increases, pre-unstable vibration appears and becomes larger, and large unstable asynchronous vibration occurs suddenly (Pd = 5.49MPa). A computer program was used which calculated the logarithmic decrement and the damped natural frequency of the rotor bearing systems. The analysis of the log-decrement is concluded to be effective in preventing unstable vibration in both the design stage and remedial actions.

  18. A modeling study of a centrifugal compressor

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    Popovic, P.; Shapiro, H.N. [Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

    1998-12-31

    A centrifugal compressor, which is part of a chlorofluorocarbon R-114 chiller installation, was investigated, operating with a new refrigerant, hydrofluorocarbon R-236ea, a proposed alternative to R-114. A large set of R-236ea operating data, as well as a limited amount of R-114 data, were available for this study. A relatively simple analytical compressor model was developed to describe compressor performance. The model was built upon a thorough literature search, experimental data, and some compressor design parameters. Two original empirical relations were developed, providing a new approach to the compressor modeling. The model was developed in a format that would permit it to be easily incorporated into a complete chiller simulation. The model was found to improve somewhat on the quantitative and physical aspects of a compressor model of the same format found in the literature. It was found that the compressor model is specific to the particular refrigerant.

  19. Centrifugal governor for internal combustion engines

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    Ohnishi, M.

    1986-09-23

    A centrifugal governor is described for use with an internal combustion engine which consists of: a control rack for regulating the quantity of fuel to be supplied to the engine; flyweights radially displaceable in response to the rotational speed of the engine; a tension lever pivotable through an angle dependent upon the amount of radial displacement of the flyweights; an idling spring for urging the tension lever against radially outward displacement of the flyweights; a torque cam having a cam surface determining a fuel increment to be applied at the start of the engine; a sensor lever having one end engaged by the control rack, and another end adapted to engage with the cam surface of the torque cam; a cancelling spring interposed between the torque cam and the tension lever; a control lever; a floating lever interlocking with the control lever; and spring force adjusting means arranged at one end of the idling spring.

  20. Multiphase flow modeling in centrifugal partition chromatography.

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    Adelmann, S; Schwienheer, C; Schembecker, G

    2011-09-01

    The separation efficiency in Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC) depends on selection of a suitable biphasic solvent system (distribution ratio, selectivity factor, sample solubility) and is influenced by hydrodynamics in the chambers. Especially the stationary phase retention, the interfacial area for mass transfer and the flow pattern (backmixing) are important parameters. Their relationship with physical properties, operating parameters and chamber geometry is not completely understood and predictions are hardly possible. Experimental flow visualization is expensive and two-dimensional only. Therefore we simulated the flow pattern using a volume-of-fluid (VOF) method, which was implemented in OpenFOAM®. For the three-dimensional simulation of a rotating FCPC®-chamber, gravitational centrifugal and Coriolis forces were added to the conservation equation. For experimental validation the flow pattern of different solvent systems was visualized with an optical measurement system. The amount of mobile phase in a chamber was calculated from gray scale values of videos recorded by an image processing routine in ImageJ®. To visualize the flow of the stationary phase polyethylene particles were used to perform a qualitative particle image velocimetry (PIV) analysis. We found a good agreement between flow patterns and velocity profiles of experiments and simulations. By using the model we found that increasing the chamber depth leads to higher specific interfacial area. Additionally a circular flow in the stationary phase was identified that lowers the interfacial area because it pushes the jet of mobile phase to the chamber wall. The Coriolis force alone gives the impulse for this behavior. As a result the model is easier to handle than experiments and allows 3D prediction of hydrodynamics in the chamber. Additionally it can be used for optimizing geometry and operating parameters for given physical properties of solvent systems. PMID:21324465

  1. Reciprocating flow-based centrifugal microfluidics mixer

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    Noroozi, Zahra; Kido, Horacio; Micic, Miodrag; Pan, Hansheng; Bartolome, Christian; Princevac, Marko; Zoval, Jim; Madou, Marc

    2009-07-01

    Proper mixing of reagents is of paramount importance for an efficient chemical reaction. While on a large scale there are many good solutions for quantitative mixing of reagents, as of today, efficient and inexpensive fluid mixing in the nanoliter and microliter volume range is still a challenge. Complete, i.e., quantitative mixing is of special importance in any small-scale analytical application because the scarcity of analytes and the low volume of the reagents demand efficient utilization of all available reaction components. In this paper we demonstrate the design and fabrication of a novel centrifugal force-based unit for fast mixing of fluids in the nanoliter to microliter volume range. The device consists of a number of chambers (including two loading chambers, one pressure chamber, and one mixing chamber) that are connected through a network of microchannels, and is made by bonding a slab of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to a glass slide. The PDMS slab was cast using a SU-8 master mold fabricated by a two-level photolithography process. This microfluidic mixer exploits centrifugal force and pneumatic pressure to reciprocate the flow of fluid samples in order to minimize the amount of sample and the time of mixing. The process of mixing was monitored by utilizing the planar laser induced fluorescence (PLIF) technique. A time series of high resolution images of the mixing chamber were analyzed for the spatial distribution of light intensities as the two fluids (suspension of red fluorescent particles and water) mixed. Histograms of the fluorescent emissions within the mixing chamber during different stages of the mixing process were created to quantify the level of mixing of the mixing fluids. The results suggest that quantitative mixing was achieved in less than 3 min. This device can be employed as a stand alone mixing unit or may be integrated into a disk-based microfluidic system where, in addition to mixing, several other sample preparation steps may be included.

  2. Separation Control in a Centrifugal Bend Using Plasma Actuators

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    Arthur, Michael; Corke, Thomas

    2011-11-01

    An experiment and CFD simulation are presented to examine the use of plasma actuators to control flow separation in a 2-D channel with a 135^o inside-bend that is intended to represent a centrifugal bend in a gas turbine engine. The design inlet conditions are P=330,sia., T=1100^oF, and M=0.24. For these conditions, the flow separates on the inside radius of the bend. A CFD simulation was used to determine the location of the flow separation, and the conditions (location and voltage) of a plasma actuator that was needed to keep the flow attached. The plasma actuator body force model used in the simulation was updated to include the effect of high-pressure operation. An experiment was used to validate the simulation and to further investigate the effect of inlet pressure and Mach number on the flow separation control. This involved a transient high-pressure blow-down facility. The flow field is documented using an array of static pressure taps in the channel outside-radius side wall, and a rake of total pressure probes at the exit of the bend. The results as well as the pressure effect on the plasma actuators are presented.

  3. Unsteady flow phenomena in discrete passage diffusers for centrifugal compressors

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    Filipenco, V.; Johnston, J. M.; Greitzer, E. M.

    1994-05-01

    Research is described on the fluid dynamic behavior of high performance diffusers for centrifugal compressors, with particular application to small gas turbine engine applications. Using a unique swirl generator, experiments have been carried out to define the performance and stall onset behavior of a modern discrete passage diffuser as a function of inlet conditions. Two diffusers were examined, one with 30 passages and one with 38 passages. Inlet blockage and axial asymmetry were varied over Mach numbers up to unity and over a range of inlet swirl angles. Diffuser pressure recovery and operating range were calculated using traverse measurements made upstream of the diffuser. It was found that the performance of the diffuser under different inlet conditions could be expressed to a high degree of accuracy as a single curve of nondimensional static pressure recovery coefficient, based on availability averaged inlet stagnation pressure, and momentum-averaged inlet flow angle. Unsteady pressure measurements showed that the diffuser entered rotating stall at reduced flow rates. No long wavelength stall precursor was determined from the measurements.

  4. Developments in a centrifugal compressor surge control -- a technology assessment

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    Botros, K.K.; Henderson, J.F. (NOVACOR Research Technology Corp., Calgary, Alberta (Canada))

    1994-04-01

    There are a number of surge control schemes in current use for centrifugal compressors employed in natural gas transmission systems. Basically, these schemes consist of a set of detection devices that either anticipate surge or detect it at its inception, and a set of control devices that act to prevent surge from occurring. A patent search was conducted in an attempt to assess the level and direction of technology development over the last 20 years and to define the focus for future R D activities. In addition, the paper presents the current state of technology in three areas: surge control, surge detection, and surge suppression. Patent data obtained from on-line databases showed that most of the emphasis has been on surge control rather than on detection and control and that the current trend in surge control will likely continue toward incremental improvement of a basic or conventional surge control strategy. Various surge suppression techniques can be grouped in two categories: (1) those that are focused on better compressor interior design, and (2) others that attempt to suppress surge by external and operational means.

  5. Centrifugal compressor modifications and their effect on high-frequency pipe wall vibration

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    Motriuk, R.W.; Harvey, D.P. [Nova Gas Transmission Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

    1998-08-01

    High-frequency pulsation generated by centrifugal compressors, with pressure wave-lengths much smaller than the attached pipe diameter, can cause fatigue failures of the compressor internals, impair compressor performance, and damage the attached compressor piping. There are numerous sources producing pulsation in centrifugal compressors. Some of them are discussed in literature at large (Japikse, 1995; Niese, 1976). NGTL has experienced extreme high-frequency discharge pulsation and pipe wall vibration on many of its radial inlet high-flow centrifugal gas compressor facilities. These pulsations led to several piping attachment failures and compressor internal component failures while the compressor operated within the design envelope. This paper considers several pulsation conditions at an NGTL compression facility which resulted in unacceptable piping vibration. Significant vibration attenuation was achieved by modifying the compressor (pulsation source) through removal of the diffuser vanes and partial removal of the inlet guide vanes (IGV). Direct comparison of the changes in vibration, pulsation, and performance are made for each of the modifications. The vibration problem, probable causes, options available to address the problem, and the results of implementation are reviewed. The effects of diffuser vane removal on discharge pipe wall vibration as well as changes in compressor performance are described.

  6. Experimental characterization of high speed centrifugal compressor aerodynamic forcing functions

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    Gallier, Kirk

    The most common and costly unexpected post-development gas turbine engine reliability issue is blade failure due to High Cycle Fatigue (HCF). HCF in centrifugal compressors is a coupled nonlinear fluid-structure problem for which understanding of the phenomenological root causes is incomplete. The complex physics of this problem provides significant challenges for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques. Furthermore, the available literature fails to address the flow field associated with the diffuser potential field, a primary cause of forced impeller vibration. Because of the serious nature of HCF, the inadequacy of current design approaches to predict HCF, and the fundamental lack of benchmark experiments to advance the design practices, there exists a need to build a database of information specific to the nature of the diffuser generated forcing function as a foundation for understanding flow induced blade vibratory failure. The specific aim of this research is to address the fundamental nature of the unsteady aerodynamic interaction phenomena inherent in high-speed centrifugal compressors wherein the impeller exit flow field is dynamically modulated by the vaned diffuser potential field or shock structure. The understanding of this unsteady aerodynamic interaction is fundamental to characterizing the impeller forcing function. Unsteady static pressure measurement at several radial and circumferential locations in the vaneless space offer a depiction of pressure field radial decay, circumferential variation and temporal fluctuation. These pressure measurements are coupled with high density, full field measurement of the velocity field within the diffuser vaneless space at multiple spanwise positions. The velocity field and unsteady pressure field are shown to be intimately linked. A strong momentum gradient exiting the impeller is shown to extend well across the vaneless space and interact with the diffuser vane leading edge. The deterministic unsteady pressure field is found to be dominated by the blade-vane interaction. HCF concerns are illuminated by persistent pressure waves extending radially across the vaneless space and impacting the impeller pressure surface. Finally, the average impeller exit flow field is found to present a highly unsteady velocity field to the downstream vane row, challenging the common design assumption of a rapid mixing model for diffuser design.

  7. DIFFUSION THEORY IMPROVES CHAMBER-BASED MEASUREMENTS OF TRACE GAS EMISSIONS

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    Chambers temporarily sealed to the soil surface are an important and for many purposes the only means of measuring trace gas emissions to the atmosphere. However, past interpretations of chamber data systematically underestimated actual emission rates in most applications because they ignored or poo...

  8. Tropic responses of Phycomyces sporangiophores to gravitational and centrifugal stimuli.

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    DENNISON, D S

    1961-09-01

    A low-speed centrifuge was used to study the tropic responses of Phycomyces sporangiophores in darkness to the stimulus of combined gravitational and centrifugal forces. If this stimulus is constant the response is a relatively slow tropic reaction, which persists for up to 12 hours. The response is accelerated by increasing the magnitude of the gravitational-centrifugal force. A wholly different tropic response, the transient response, is elicited by an abrupt change in the gravitational-centrifugal stimulus. The transient response has a duration of only about 6 min. but is characterized by a high bending speed (about 5 degrees /min.). An analysis of the distribution of the transient response along the growing zone shows that the active phase of the response has a distribution similar to that of the light sensitivity for the light-growth and phototropic responses. Experiments in which sporangiophores are centrifuged in an inert dense fluid indicate that the sensory mechanism of the transient response is closely related to the physical deformation of the growing zone caused by the action of the gravitational-centrifugal force on the sporangiophore as a whole. However, the response to a steady gravitational-centrifugal force is most likely not connected with this deformation, but is probably triggered by the shifting of regions or particles of differing density relative to one another inside the cell. PMID:13721903

  9. Tropic Responses of Phycomyces Sporangiophores to Gravitational and Centrifugal Stimuli

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    Dennison, David S.

    1961-01-01

    A low-speed centrifuge was used to study the tropic responses of Phycomyces sporangiophores in darkness to the stimulus of combined gravitational and centrifugal forces. If this stimulus is constant the response is a relatively slow tropic reaction, which persists for up to 12 hours. The response is accelerated by increasing the magnitude of the gravitational-centrifugal force. A wholly different tropic response, the transient response, is elicited by an abrupt change in the gravitational-centrifugal stimulus. The transient response has a duration of only about 6 min. but is characterized by a high bending speed (about 5°/min.). An analysis of the distribution of the transient response along the growing zone shows that the active phase of the response has a distribution similar to that of the light sensitivity for the light-growth and phototropic responses. Experiments in which sporangiophores are centrifuged in an inert dense fluid indicate that the sensory mechanism of the transient response is closely related to the physical deformation of the growing zone caused by the action of the gravitational-centrifugal force on the sporangiophore as a whole. However, the response to a steady gravitational-centrifugal force is most likely not connected with this deformation, but is probably triggered by the shifting of regions or particles of differing density relative to one another inside the cell. PMID:13721903

  10. Dynamic density functional theory with hydrodynamic interactions: Theoretical development and application in the study of phase separation in gas-liquid systems.

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    Kikkinides, E S; Monson, P A

    2015-03-01

    Building on recent developments in dynamic density functional theory, we have developed a version of the theory that includes hydrodynamic interactions. This is achieved by combining the continuity and momentum equations eliminating velocity fields, so the resulting model equation contains only terms related to the fluid density and its time and spatial derivatives. The new model satisfies simultaneously continuity and momentum equations under the assumptions of constant dynamic or kinematic viscosity and small velocities and/or density gradients. We present applications of the theory to spinodal decomposition of subcritical temperatures for one-dimensional and three-dimensional density perturbations for both a van der Waals fluid and for a lattice gas model in mean field theory. In the latter case, the theory provides a hydrodynamic extension to the recently studied dynamic mean field theory. We find that the theory correctly describes the transition from diffusive phase separation at short times to hydrodynamic behaviour at long times. PMID:25747098

  11. Dynamic density functional theory with hydrodynamic interactions: Theoretical development and application in the study of phase separation in gas-liquid systems

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    Kikkinides, E. S.; Monson, P. A.

    2015-03-01

    Building on recent developments in dynamic density functional theory, we have developed a version of the theory that includes hydrodynamic interactions. This is achieved by combining the continuity and momentum equations eliminating velocity fields, so the resulting model equation contains only terms related to the fluid density and its time and spatial derivatives. The new model satisfies simultaneously continuity and momentum equations under the assumptions of constant dynamic or kinematic viscosity and small velocities and/or density gradients. We present applications of the theory to spinodal decomposition of subcritical temperatures for one-dimensional and three-dimensional density perturbations for both a van der Waals fluid and for a lattice gas model in mean field theory. In the latter case, the theory provides a hydrodynamic extension to the recently studied dynamic mean field theory. We find that the theory correctly describes the transition from diffusive phase separation at short times to hydrodynamic behaviour at long times.

  12. Recovery of materials from waste printed circuit boards by vacuum pyrolysis and vacuum centrifugal separation.

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    Zhou, Yihui; Wu, Wenbiao; Qiu, Keqiang

    2010-11-01

    In this research, a two-step process consisting of vacuum pyrolysis and vacuum centrifugal separation was employed to treat waste printed circuit boards (WPCBs). Firstly, WPCBs were pyrolysed under vacuum condition at 600 °C for 30 min in a lab-scale reactor. Then, the obtained pyrolysis residue was heated under vacuum until the solder was melted, and then the molten solder was separated from the pyrolysis residue by the centrifugal force. The results of vacuum pyrolysis showed that the type-A of WPCBs (the base plates of which was made from cellulose paper reinforced phenolic resin) pyrolysed to form an average of 67.97 wt.% residue, 27.73 wt.% oil, and 4.30 wt.% gas; and pyrolysis of the type-B of WPCBs (the base plates of which was made from glass fiber reinforced epoxy resin) led to an average mass balance of 72.20 wt.% residue, 21.45 wt.% oil, and 6.35 wt.% gas. The results of vacuum centrifugal separation showed that the separation of solder was complete when the pyrolysis residue was heated at 400 °C, and the rotating drum was rotated at 1200 rpm for 10 min. The pyrolysis oil and gas can be used as fuel or chemical feedstock after treatment. The pyrolysis residue after solder separation contained various metals, glass fibers and other inorganic materials, which could be recycled for further processing. The recovered solder can be reused directly and it can also be a good resource of lead and tin for refining. PMID:20655190

  13. Centrifugal Casting Features/Metallurgical Characterization of Aluminum Alloys

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    Chirita, G.; Soares, D.; Cruz, D.; Silva, F. S. [Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Engineering, Minho University (Portugal); Stefanescu, I. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dunarea de Jos University Galati (Romania)

    2008-02-15

    This paper deals with the study of centrifugal effects on aluminium castings under high G values. Most of the studies in this domain (FGMs obtained by centrifugal casting) deal with functionally graded composites reinforced with a solid phase such as silicon particles or others. However, in this study it will be shown that unreinforced aluminium alloys may be significantly influenced by the centrifugal effect and that functionally graded castings are also obtained. It has been observed that the centrifugal effect may increase in some alloys, depending on the relative position in the castings, the rupture strength by approx. 50%, and rupture strain by about 300%, as compared to the gravity casting technique. The Young's modulus may also increase by about 20%. It has also been reported that in vertical centrifugal castings there are mainly three aspects that affect the components thus obtained, namely: fluid dynamics; vibration (inherent to the system); and centrifugal force. These features have a different effect on the castings depending on the aluminium alloy. In this paper, an analysis of the most important effects of the centrifugal casting process on metallurgical features is conducted. A solidification characterization at several points along the mould will be made in order to have an accurate idea of both the fluid dynamics inside the mould during the casting and the solidification behavior in different parts of the component. These two analyses will be related to the metallurgical properties (phase distribution; SDAS; eutectic silicon content and shape, pores density and shape) along the component and mainly along the direction of the centrifugal pressure. A comparison between castings obtained by both centrifugal casting technique and gravity casting technique is made for reference (gravity casting)

  14. Centrifugal Casting Features/Metallurgical Characterization of Aluminum Alloys

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    Chirita, G.; Stefanescu, I.; Soares, D.; Cruz, D.; Silva, F. S.

    2008-02-01

    This paper deals with the study of centrifugal effects on aluminium castings under high G values. Most of the studies in this domain (FGMs obtained by centrifugal casting) deal with functionally graded composites reinforced with a solid phase such as silicon particles or others. However, in this study it will be shown that unreinforced aluminium alloys may be significantly influenced by the centrifugal effect and that functionally graded castings are also obtained. It has been observed that the centrifugal effect may increase in some alloys, depending on the relative position in the castings, the rupture strength by approx. 50%, and rupture strain by about 300%, as compared to the gravity casting technique. The Young's modulus may also increase by about 20%. It has also been reported that in vertical centrifugal castings there are mainly three aspects that affect the components thus obtained, namely: fluid dynamics; vibration (inherent to the system); and centrifugal force. These features have a different effect on the castings depending on the aluminium alloy. In this paper, an analysis of the most important effects of the centrifugal casting process on metallurgical features is conducted. A solidification characterization at several points along the mould will be made in order to have an accurate idea of both the fluid dynamics inside the mould during the casting and the solidification behavior in different parts of the component. These two analyses will be related to the metallurgical properties (phase distribution; SDAS; eutectic silicon content and shape, pores density and shape) along the component and mainly along the direction of the centrifugal pressure. A comparison between castings obtained by both centrifugal casting technique and gravity casting technique is made for reference (gravity casting).

  15. Increased mitogenic response in lymphocytes from chronically centrifuged mice

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    Mueller, Otfried; Hunzinger, E.; Cogoli, Augusto; Bechler, B.; Lee, J.; Moore, J.; Duke, J.

    1990-01-01

    The effects upon the mitogenic response of splenic lymphocytes when exposing mice to prolonged hypergravity conditions (3.5 G for 1 year) were studied. Cultures of splenic lymphocytes isolated from both centrifuged and control (1 G) animals were stimulated with Concanavalin A and the response measured using both morphological and biochemical means. Lymphocytes obtained from centrifuged mice exhibited much higher activation rates (as measured by the incorporation of H-3 thymidine) and larger cell aggregates consisting of more lymphoblasts and mitotic figures than those observed in non centrifuged control animals. Isolated splenic lymphocytes thus appear to have been conditioned by hypergravity state.

  16. Ocular counterrolling induced by centrifugation during orbital space flight

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    Moore, S. T.; Clement, G.; Raphan, T.; Cohen, B.

    2001-01-01

    During the 1998 Neurolab mission (STS-90), four astronauts were exposed to interaural centripetal accelerations (Gy centrifugation) of 0.5 g and 1 g during rotation on a centrifuge, both on Earth and during orbital space flight. Subjects were oriented either left-ear out or right-ear out, facing or back to motion. Binocular eye movements were measured in three dimensions using a video technique. On Earth, tangential centrifugation that produces 1 g of interaural linear acceleration combines with gravity to tilt the gravitoinertial acceleration (GIA) vector 45 degrees in the roll plane relative to the head vertical, generating a summed vector of 1.4 g. Before flight, this elicited mean ocular counterrolling (OCR) of 5.7 degrees. Due to the relative absence of gravity during flight, there was no linear acceleration along the dorsoventral axis of the head. As a result, during in-flight centrifugation, gravitoinertial acceleration was strictly aligned with the centripetal acceleration along the interaural axis. There was a small but significant decrease (mean 10%) in the magnitude of OCR in space (5.1 degrees). The magnitude of OCR during postflight 1 g centrifugation was not significantly different from preflight OCR (5.9 degrees). Findings were similar for 0.5 g centrifugation, but the OCR magnitude was approximately 60% of that induced by centrifugation at 1 g. OCR during pre- and postflight static tilt was not significantly different and was always less than OCR elicited by centrifugation of Earth for an equivalent interaural linear acceleration. In contrast, there was no difference between the OCR generated by in-flight centrifugation and by static tilt on Earth at equivalent interaural linear accelerations. These data support the following conclusions: (1) OCR is generated predominantly in response to interaural linear acceleration; (2) the increased OCR during centrifugation on Earth is a response to the head dorsoventral 1 g linear acceleration component, which was absent in microgravity. The dorsoventral linear acceleration could have activated either the otoliths or body-tilt receptors that responded to the larger GIA magnitude (1.4 g), to generate the increased OCR during centrifugation on Earth. A striking finding was that magnitude of OCR was maintained throughout and after flight. This is in contrast to most previous postflight OCR studies, which have generally registered decreases in OCR. We postulate that intermittent exposure to artificial gravity, in the form of the centripetal acceleration experienced during centrifugation, acted as a countermeasure to deconditioning of this otolith-ocular orienting reflex during the 16-day mission.

  17. 27. RW Meyer Sugar Mill: 18761889. Centrifugals, 1879, 1881. Manufacturer, ...

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    27. RW Meyer Sugar Mill: 1876-1889. Centrifugals, 1879, 1881. Manufacturer, Unknown. Supplied by Honolulu Ironworks, Honolulu Hawaii, 1879, 1881. View: Historical view, 1934, from T.T. Waterman collection, Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association. With the inner basket of the centrifugal revolving at 1200 rpm molasses flew outward from the granulated sugar, through the holes in the brass lining, and into the stationary outer basket. The molasses drained through the spout at the right and into molasses storage pits below the floor. The centrifugals were underdriven with a belt connected to the pulley beneath the basket. - R. W. Meyer Sugar Mill, State Route 47, Kualapuu, Maui County, HI

  18. Centrifuge impact cratering experiments: Scaling laws for non-porous targets

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    Schmidt, Robert M.

    1987-01-01

    This research is a continuation of an ongoing program whose objective is to perform experiments and to develop scaling relationships for large body impacts onto planetary surfaces. The development of the centrifuge technique has been pioneered by the present investigator and is used to provide experimental data for actual target materials of interest. With both powder and gas guns mounted on a rotor arm, it is possible to match various dimensionless similarity parameters, which have been shown to govern the behavior of large scale impacts. Current work is directed toward the determination of scaling estimates for nonporous targets. The results are presented in summary form.

  19. Dynamic Transition Theory and its Application to Gas-Liquid Phase Transitions

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    Wang, Shouhong

    for the complete set of transition states. With this philosophy, a dynamic transition theory is developed under, then the steady state equation reduces to the van der Waals equation. 8 #12;III. Phase Transition Dynamics for PVT of equations = 0 critical parameter eq a2 = 0 -(bp + RT)0 + a2 0 - ab3 0 + p = 0 steady state eq (van der

  20. Thermal Creep of a Rarefied Gas on the Basis of Non-linear Korteweg-Theory

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    Kim, Yong-Jung; Lee, Min-Gi; Slemrod, Marshall

    2015-02-01

    The study of thermal transpiration, more commonly called thermal creep, is accomplished by use of Korteweg's theory of capillarity. Incorporation of this theory into the balance laws of continuum mechanics allows resolution of boundary value problems via solutions to systems of ordinary differential equations. The problem was originally considered by Maxwell in his classic 1879 paper M axwell (Phil Trans Roy Soc (London) 170:231-256, 1879). In that paper Maxwell derived what is now called the Burnett higher order contribution to the Cauchy stress, but was not able to solve his newly derived system of partial differential equations. In this paper the authors note that a more appropriate higher order contribution to the Cauchy stress follows from Korteweg's 1901 theory K orteweg (Arch Neerl Sci Exactes Nat Ser II 6:1-24, 1901). The appropriateness of Korteweg's theory is based on the exact summation of the Chapman-Enskog expansion given by Gorban and Karlin. The resulting balance laws are solved exactly, qualitatively, and numerically and the results are qualitatively similar to the numerical and exact results given by Aoki et al., Loyalka et al., and Struchtrup et al.

  1. Nonlinear Couette flow in a dilute gas: Comparison between theory and molecular-dynamics simulation

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    Montanero, J. M.; Garzó, V.

    1998-08-01

    Nonlinear transport properties of a d-dimensional dilute gas subjected to a planar Couette flow are determined. The results are obtained from a kinetic model that accounts for the correct value of the Prandtl number. The solution is characterized by constant pressure and linear velocity and parabolic temperature profiles with respect to a scaled variable. The main transport coefficients are explicitly obtained as nonlinear functions of the reduced shear rate. A comparison with recent molecular-dynamics simulations of a bidimensional gas of hard disks [D. Risso and P. Cordero, Phys. Rev. E 56, 489 (1997)] is carried out. Such a comparison shows that our results are in better agreement with the computer simulations than those previously derived from other approximations, especially in the case of the thermal conductivity tensor.

  2. Rayleigh-Taylor Instability within Sediment Layers Due to Gas Retention: Preliminary Theory and Experiments

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    Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Wells, Beric E.; Buchmiller, William C.; Rassat, Scot D.

    2013-03-21

    In Hanford underground waste storage tanks, a typical waste configuration is settled beds of waste particles beneath liquid layers. The settled beds are typically composed of layers, and these layers can have different physical and chemical properties. One postulated configuration within the settled bed is a less-dense layer beneath a more-dense layer. The different densities can be a result of different gas retention in the layers or different degrees of settling and compaction in the layers. This configuration can experience a Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability where the less dense lower layer rises into the upper layer. Previous studies of gas retention and release have not considered potential buoyant motion within a settle bed of solids. The purpose of this report is to provide a review of RT instabilities, discuss predictions of RT behavior for sediment layers, and summarize preliminary experimental observations of RT instabilities in simulant experiments.

  3. A covariant Fokker-Planck equation for a simple gas from relativistic kinetic theory

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    Chacón-Acosta, Guillermo; Dagdug, Leonardo; Morales-Técotl, Hugo A.

    2010-12-01

    A manifestly covariant Fokker-Planck differential equation is derived for the case of a relativistic simple gas by taking a small momentum transfer approximation within the collision integral of the relativistic Boltzmann equation. We follow closely previous work [1], with the main difference that we keep manifest covariance at every stage of the analysis. In addition, we use the covariant Jüttner distribution function to find a relativistic generalization of the Einstein's fluctuation-dissipation relation.

  4. Single gas permeation of thin zeolite (MFI) membranes: theory and analysis of experimental observations

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    A. J. Burggraaf

    1999-01-01

    Theoretical expressions for single gas permeation are analysed and evaluated with selected literature and some new experimental data on Silicalite\\/ZSM-5 membranes. The phenomenological sorption–diffusion (PSD) description (and its equivalent Maxwell–Stefan equation) covers both the microscopic models based on configurational diffusion (CD) with ?=1.0 and on surface diffusion (SD) with ??1.24. The ratio ? of the pore diameter over the (kinetic)

  5. Lattice gas hydrodynamics: Theory and simulations. Final report, [February 1, 1989--March 31, 1991

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    Hasslacher, B.

    1993-05-01

    The first successful application of a microscopic analogy to create a skeleton cellular automaton and analyze it with statistical mechanical tools, was the work of Frisch, Hasslacher and Pomeau on the Navier-Stokes equation in two and three dimensions. This has become a very large research area with lattice gas models and methods being used for both fundamental investigations into the foundations of statistical mechanics and a large number of diverse applications. This present research was devoted to enlarging the fundamental scope of lattice gas models and proved successful. Since the beginning of this proposal, cellular automata have been constructed for statistical mechanical models, fluids, diffusion and shock systems in fundamental investigations. In applied areas, there are now excellent lattice gas models for complex flows through porous media, chemical reaction and combustion dynamics, multiphase flow systems, and fluid mixtures with natural boundaries. With extended cellular fluid models, one can do problems with arbitrary pairwise potentials. Recently, these have been applied to such problems as non-newtonian or polymeric liquids and a mixture of immiscible fluids passing through fractal or spongelike media in two and three dimensions. This proposal has contributed to and enlarged the scope of this work.

  6. Application of pressure sensitive paint measurement to a low-solidity cascade diffuser of a transonic centrifugal compressor

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    H. Hayami; M. Hojo; M. Matsumoto; S. Aramaki; K. Yamada

    2002-01-01

    A pressure sensitive paint (PSP) measurement has been known as a pressure field measurement technique based on the oxygen\\u000a quenching phenomenon of luminescence of specific luminophores. A PSP measurement was applied for pressure field measurement\\u000a in a low-solidity circular cascade diffuser of a single-stage transonic centrifugal compressor with 5 in pressure ratio for\\u000a HFC134a gas. The oxygen concentration was about

  7. Power Loss in a Built-in High-Frequency Electric Drive for a Centrifugal Refrigeration Compressor

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    I. Ya. Sukhomlinov; M. V. Golovin; O. M. Tagantsev; Yu. A. Ravikovich; Yu. I. Ermilov; D. P. Kholobtsev

    2003-01-01

    ic bearings. A basic problem in the design of a low-flow turbine is providing adequate efficiency in order to compete with compressors of other types (e.g., spiral or piston ones). It has been shown [3] that this is related to the adverse effect on the gas-dynamic characteristics from the scale factor in the centrifugal stages, which is accentuated by the

  8. The magnetic centrifugal mass filter Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch

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    The magnetic centrifugal mass filter Abraham J. Fetterman and Nathaniel J. Fisch Department centrifugal and magnetic confinement of ions in a way similar to the asymmetric centrifugal trap. This magnetic centrifugal mass filter is shown to be more proliferation resistant than present technology

  9. Centrifugally-assisted combustion synthesis of functionally-graded materials

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    Lai, W.; Munir, Z.A.; McCoy, B.J.; Risbud, S.H. [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)] [Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)

    1997-02-01

    Functionally graded materials (FGM`s) have been prepared by a variety of techniques, including combustion synthesis, and the use of a centrifugal force in this method of synthesis has been demonstrated previously. However, in the earlier work, a centrifugal force was applied to investigate the changes in the dynamics of self-propagating combustion waves or to deposit coatings on the inside surfaces of pipes. The use of a centrifugal force to investigate the formation of FGM`s has not been reported previously and is the focus of this communication. In this work, the authors have chosen thermite reactions to investigate the feasibility of FGM formation by centrifugally-assisted combustion synthesis.

  10. Squat exercise biomechanics during short-radius centrifugation

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    Duda, Kevin R., 1979-

    2007-01-01

    Artificial gravity (AG) created by short-radius centrifugation is a promising countermeasure to the physiological de-conditioning that results from long-duration spaceflight. However, as on Earth, gravity alone does not ...

  11. ANTIBIOTIC SCREENING IN ANIMAL MUSCLE WITHOUT CENTRIFUGATION AND FILTRATION

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Analysis of antibiotic residues in foods of animal origin requires multi-step sample preparation including homogenization, extraction, enrichment and cleanup. Besides interfering chemical species, tissue particulates must be excluded by centrifugation and filtration to minimize scattering and atten...

  12. 14. CENTRIFUGAL FREQUENCY RELAY IN WAYSIDE CABINET, NEW HAVEN YARD ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    14. CENTRIFUGAL FREQUENCY RELAY IN WAYSIDE CABINET, NEW HAVEN YARD - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Automatic Signalization System, Long Island Sound shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

  13. 15. FRONT VIEW, DETAIL, CENTRIFUGAL FREQUENCY RELAY IN WAYSIDE CABINET, ...

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    15. FRONT VIEW, DETAIL, CENTRIFUGAL FREQUENCY RELAY IN WAYSIDE CABINET, NEW HAVEN YARD - New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Automatic Signalization System, Long Island Sound shoreline between Stamford & New Haven, Stamford, Fairfield County, CT

  14. 23. TEMPORARY CENTRIFUGAL PUMP. NOTE CHAPMAN HYDRAULICOPERATED VALVE FOR LATER ...

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    23. TEMPORARY CENTRIFUGAL PUMP. NOTE CHAPMAN HYDRAULIC-OPERATED VALVE FOR LATER CONNECTION OF ENGINE PUMP ENG TO DISCHARGE HEADER. - Lakeview Pumping Station, Clarendon & Montrose Avenues, Chicago, Cook County, IL

  15. Measurement of ground shock in explosive centrifuge model tests

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    Gaffney, E.S.; Wohletz, K.H.; McQueen, R.G.

    1985-01-01

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has begun a project to simulate the formation and collapse of underground cavities produced by nuclear explosions using chemical explosions at much smaller scale on a large geotechnical centrifuge. Use of a centrifuge for this project presents instrumentation challenges which are not encountered in tests at similar scale off of the centrifuge. Electromagnetic velocity measuring methods which have been very successfully applied to such models at 1 g would be very difficult, if not impossible, to implement at 100 g. We are investigating the feasibility of other techniques for monitoring the ground shock in small-scale tests including accelerometers, stress gauges, dynamic strain meters and small, mutual-inductance particle velocity gauges. Initial results indicate that some of these techniques can be adapted for centrifuge applications. 17 references, 4 figures.

  16. Centrifugal compressor return channel shape optimization using adjoint method

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    Guo, Wei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013-01-01

    This thesis describes the construction of an automated gradient-based optimization process using the adjoint method and its application to centrifugal compressor return channel loss reduction. A proper objective function ...

  17. Manufacture of hollow ingots using centrifugal casting machines

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    Pomeshchikov, A. G.; Greneva, T. S.; Baidachenko, V. I.; Berezin, V. I.

    2010-12-01

    Centrifugal machines are proposed for the foundry created at the Almalyk Mining and Smelting Factory in order to produce hollow ingots of a liquid metal made by remelting of consumable electrodes in a refractory accumulating crucible.

  18. 25. RW Meyer Sugar Mill: 18761889. Centrifugals, 1879, 1881. Manufacturer, ...

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    25. RW Meyer Sugar Mill: 1876-1889. Centrifugals, 1879, 1881. Manufacturer, Unknown. Supplied by Honolulu Iron Works, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1879, 1881. View: After sugar was granulated and cooled it had to be dried and drained, completely separating the sugar crystals from the molasses. Revolving at 1200 rpm the inner basket drove the molasses outward into the stationary outer basket leaving dried sugar behind. The steam engine counter-shaft at the left was belt driven and belts running from the counter-shaft pulleys to the centrifugals' base-pulleys provided the necessary power. Part of the clutch system which moved the belt from a moving to a stationary pulley, thus turning the centrifugals on and off, is seen in Between the counter-shaft and the centrifugals. - R. W. Meyer Sugar Mill, State Route 47, Kualapuu, Maui County, HI

  19. TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION REPORT: RETECH'S PLASMA CENTRIFUGAL FURNACE - VOLUME I

    EPA Science Inventory

    A demonstration of the Retech, Inc. Plasma Centrifugal Furnace (PCF) was conducted under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Component Development and Integration Facility in Butte, Montana. The furnace uses heat gen...

  20. 8. FLOOR 1: TENTERING GEAR FOR SOUTH STONES, CENTRIFUGAL GOVERNOR ...

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    8. FLOOR 1: TENTERING GEAR FOR SOUTH STONES, CENTRIFUGAL GOVERNOR MOUNTED ON STONE SPINDLE, VERY SHORT STEELYARD - Windmill at Water Mill, Montauk Highway & Halsey Lane, Water Mill, Suffolk County, NY

  1. Isolation and retrieval of circulating tumor cells using centrifugal forces

    E-print Network

    Hou, Han Wei

    Presence and frequency of rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in bloodstreams of cancer patients are pivotal to early cancer detection and treatment monitoring. Here, we use a spiral microchannel with inherent centrifugal ...

  2. Characterization of unsteady flow processes in a centrifugal compressor stage

    E-print Network

    Gould, Kenneth A. (Kenneth Arthur)

    2006-01-01

    Numerical experiments have been implemented to characterize the unsteady loading on the rotating impeller blades in a modem centrifugal compressor. These consist of unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes simulations of ...

  3. Forced response predictions in modern centrifugal compressor design

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    Smythe, Caitlin J. (Caitlin Jeanne)

    2005-01-01

    A computational interrogation of the time-averaged and time-unsteady flow fields of two centrifugal compressors of nearly identical design (the enhanced, which encountered aeromechanical difficulty, and production, which ...

  4. Multi-parameter control for centrifugal compressor performance optimization

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    Mannai, Sébastien (Sébastien Karim)

    2014-01-01

    The potential performance benefit of actuating inlet guide vane (IGV) angle, variable diffuser vane (VDV) angle and impeller speed to implement a multi-parameter control on a centrifugal compressor system is assessed. The ...

  5. Potential ozone-safe refrigerants for centrifugal chillers

    SciTech Connect

    Statt, T.G. (U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (US))

    1990-09-01

    For the United States, centrifugal chillers are commonly used to cool large commercial buildings. The centrifugal chiller industry, which has annual sales of nearly $300 million, consists of four major manufacturers who together have captured over 80 percent of the market. Approximately 80,000 centrifugal chillers were in use in 1989. Recent sales have been relatively flat, with about 30--40 percent of all chillers sold replacing existing ones. Many alternative refrigerants are being investigated for replacing CFC-11 and CFC-12. One refrigerant, R-123 may possibly replace CFC-11, while either R-134a or R-152a may replace CFC-12. The purpose of this article is to briefly discuss ozone-safe refrigerants that could potentially replace the fully-halogenated CFCs now used in many centrifugal chillers. Impacts of these refrigerants on system efficiency and capacity are given when possible.

  6. Centrifuge modeling of LNAPL transport in partially saturated sand

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    Esposito, G.; Allersma, H.G.B.; Selvadurai, A.P.S.

    1999-12-01

    Model tests were performed at the Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility of Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, to examine the mechanics of light nonaqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) movement in a partially saturated porous granular medium. The experiment simulated a 2D spill of LNAPL in an unsaturated sand prepared at two values of porosity. The duration of the centrifuge model tests corresponded to a prototype equivalent of 110 days. The choice of modeling a 2D flow together with the use of a transparent container enabled direct visual observation of the experiments. Scaling laws developed in connection with other centrifuge modeling studies were used to support the test results. Tests were conducted at two different centrifuge accelerations to verify, by means of the modeling of models technique, the similitude between the different experiments. The paper presents details of the experimental methodologies and the measuring techniques used to evaluate the final distribution of water and LNAPL content in the soils.

  7. Astronaut Alan Shepard prepares for testing in centrifuge

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1961-01-01

    Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., one of three NASA astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury first manned suborbital flight, prepares for testing in capsule of the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania.

  8. Return channel loss reduction in multi-stage centrifugal compressors

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    Aubry, Anne-Raphaëlle

    2012-01-01

    This thesis presents concepts for improving the performance of return channels in multi-stage centrifugal compressors. Geometries have been developed to reduce both separation and viscous losses. A number of different ...

  9. Looking Southeast at Precipitation System, Steam Dryer and Centrifuge in ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    Looking Southeast at Precipitation System, Steam Dryer and Centrifuge in Red Room within Recycle Recovery Building - Hematite Fuel Fabrication Facility, Recycle Recovery Building, 3300 State Road P, Festus, Jefferson County, MO

  10. Density resummation of perturbation series in a pion gas to leading order in chiral perturbation theory

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. I. Krivoruchenko; C. Fuchs; Amand Faessler; B. V. Martemyanov

    2006-01-01

    The mean field (MF) approximation for the pion matter, being equivalent to the leading order chiral perturbation theory, involves no dynamical loops and, if self-consistent, produces finite renormalizations only. The weight factor of the Haar measure of the pion fields, entering the path integral, generates an effective Lagrangian δL{sub H} which is generally singular in the continuum limit. There exists

  11. On inelastic reactive collisions in kinetic theory of chemically reacting gas mixtures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gilberto M. Kremer; Adriano W. Silva; Giselle M. Alves

    2010-01-01

    A kinetic theory for a simple reversible reaction–characterized by a binary mixture of ideal gases whose constituents denoted by A and B undergo a reaction of the type A+A?B+B–is developed by considering the reactive collisions as inelastic ones. The geometry of the collision is taken into account in the line-of-centers differential cross section by allowing that a chemical reaction may

  12. Gauge field theory approach to spin transport in a 2D electron gas

    Microsoft Academic Search

    B. Berche; N. Bolivar; A. Lopez; E. Medina

    2009-01-01

    We discuss the Pauli Hamiltonian including the spin-orbit interaction within an U(1) x SU(2) gauge theory interpretation, where the gauge symmetry appears to be broken. This interpretation offers new insight into the problem of spin currents in the condensed matter environment, and can be extended to Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interactions. We present a few outcomes of the present formulation:

  13. Wave Augmented Diffuser for Centrifugal Compressor

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    Skoch, Gary J. (Inventor); Paxson, Daniel E. (Inventor)

    2001-01-01

    A wave augmented diffuser for a centrifugal compressor surrounds the outlet of an impeller that rotates on a drive shaft having an axis of rotation. The impeller brings flow in in an axial direction and imparts kinetic energy to the flow discharging it in radial and tangential directions. The flow is discharged into a plurality of circumferentially disposed wave chambers. The wave chambers are periodically opened and closed by a rotary valve such that the flow through the diffuser is unsteady. The valve includes a plurality of valve openings that are periodically brought into and out of fluid communication with the wave chambers. When the wave chambers are closed, a reflected compression wave moves upstream towards the diffuser bringing the flow into the wave chamber to rest. This action recovers the kinetic energy from the flow and limits any boundary layer growth. The flow is then discharged in an axial direction through an opening in the valve plate when the valve plate is rotated to an open position. The diffuser thus efficiently raises the static pressure of the fluid and discharges an axially directed flow at a radius that is predominantly below the maximum radius of the diffuser.

  14. Centrifugal governor for internal combustion engines

    SciTech Connect

    Ohnishi, M.

    1986-08-12

    A centrifugal governor is described for use with an internal combustion engine, comprising: a control rack for regulating the quantity of fuel to be supplied to the engine; flyweights radially displaceable in response to the rotational speed of the engine; a tension lever pivotable about a stationary fulcrum in response to the radial displacement of the flyweights; a torque cam having a cam surface determining a fuel increment to be applied at the start of the engine; a sensor lever having one end engaged by the control rack and another end disposed for engagement with the cam surface of the torque cam, the sensor lever being adapted to engage with the cam surface of the torque cam when the engine is in a starting condition, to cause displacement of the control rack into a fuel increasing position for the start of the engine; and spring means interposed between the torque cam and the tension lever and urging the torque cam with a force dependent upon the angularity of the tension lever in a direction of disengaging the sensor lever from the cam surface of the torque cam; the spring means comprising first and second springs, one of the first and second springs being formed of a thermosensitive material having a smaller spring constant at a low temperature below a predetermined value, and a larger spring constant at a temperature above the predetermined value; and the first and second springs of the spring means comprising coiled springs disposed concentrically with each other.

  15. Centrifugal governor for internal combustion engines

    SciTech Connect

    Ohkoshi, M.

    1987-04-14

    This patent describes a centrifugal governor for use with an internal combustion engine, comprising: a control rack for regulating the quantity of fuel to be supplied to the engine; flyweights radially displaceable in response to the rotational speed of the engine; a tension lever pivotable through an angle dependent upon the amount of radial displacement of the flyweights; a torque cam pivotable about and relative to a fulcrum shaft thereof and having a cam surface including a cam surface portion determining a fuel increment to be applied at the start of the engine; a sensor lever having one end engaged by the control rack; the sensor lever having another end disposed to engage with the cam surface portion of the torque cam when the engine is in a starting condition, to permit displacement of the control rack into a fuel increasing position for the start of the engine; and a cancelling spring interposed between the torque cam and the tension lever and urging the torque cam with a force dependent upon the angularity of the tension lever to cause pivoting of the torque cam about the fulcrum shaft thereof in a direction of disengaging the sensor lever from the cam surface portion of the torque cam. The improvement is described comprising biasing means for forcibly pivotally displacing, immediately before operation of a starter of the engine, the torque cam in one direction against the urging force of the cancelling spring to a predetermined position.

  16. Centrifuge Facility for the International Space Station Alpha

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    Johnson, Catherine C.; Hargens, Alan R.

    1994-01-01

    The Centrifuge Facility planned for the International Space Station Alpha has under-one considerable redesign over the past year, primarily because the Station is now viewed as a 10 year mission rather than a 30 year mission and because of the need to simply the design to meet budget constraints and a 2000 launch date. The basic elements of the Centrifuge Facility remain the same, i.e., a 2.5 m diameter centrifuge, a micro-g holding unit, plant and animal habitats, a glovebox and a service unit. The centrifuge will still provide the full range of artificial gravity from 0.01 a to 2 - as originally planned; however, the extractor to permit withdrawal of habitats from the centrifuge without stopping the centrifuge has been eliminated. The specimen habitats have also been simplified and are derived from other NASA programs. The Plant Research Unit being developed by the Gravitational Biology Facility will be used to house plants in the Centrifuge Facility. Although not as ambitious as the Centrifuge Facility plant habitat, it will provide much better environmental control and lighting than the current Shuttle based Plant Growth Facility. Similarly, rodents will be housed in the Advanced Animal Habitat being developed for the Shuttle program. The Centrifuge Facility and ISSA will provide the opportunity to perform repeatable, high quality science. The long duration increments available on the Station will permit multigeneration studies on both plants and animals which have not previously been possible. The Centrifuge Facility will accommodate sufficient number of specimens to permit statistically significant sampling of specimens to investigate the time course of adaptation to altered gravity environments. The centrifuge will for the first time permit investigators to use gravity itself as a tool to investigate fundamental processes, to investigate the intensity and duration of gravity to maintain normal structure and function, to separate the effects of micro-g from other 0 environmental factors and to examine artificial gravity as a potential countermeasure for the physical deconditioning observed during spaceflight.

  17. Monte-Carlo analysis of rarefied-gas diffusion including variance reduction using the theory of Markov random walks

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    Perlmutter, M.

    1973-01-01

    Molecular diffusion through a rarefied gas is analyzed by using the theory of Markov random walks. The Markov walk is simulated on the computer by using random numbers to find the new states from the appropriate transition probabilities. As the sample molecule during its random walk passes a scoring position, which is a location at which the macroscopic diffusing flow variables such as molecular flux and molecular density are desired, an appropriate payoff is scored. The payoff is a function of the sample molecule velocity. For example, in obtaining the molecular flux across a scoring position, the random walk payoff is the net number of times the scoring position has been crossed in the positive direction. Similarly, when the molecular density is required, the payoff is the sum of the inverse velocity of the sample molecule passing the scoring position. The macroscopic diffusing flow variables are then found from the expected payoff of the random walks.

  18. Coexisting static and flowing regions in a centrifuging granular heap

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Shinbrot; N.-H. Duong; M. Hettenbach; L. Kwan

    2007-01-01

    We report an unexpectedly rich variety of new flow patterns on a granular heap that is centrifuged so as to simulate a reduction\\u000a in gravity. These surface patterns exhibit coexisting static and flowing regions that depend strongly on centrifugal stress,\\u000a but surprisingly not on mass flow rate. A discrete cellular automata model reproduces some of the patterning features and\\u000a indicates

  19. Process intensification: water electrolysis in a centrifugal acceleration field

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Lao; C. Ramshaw; H. Yeung

    2011-01-01

    Intensification of hydrogen production by carrying out water electrolysis in a centrifugal acceleration field has been demonstrated.\\u000a A prototype single cell rotary water electrolyser was constructed, and a number of design challenges with regard to the practical\\u000a application were addressed. The rotary electrolyser was tested over a range of current density, centrifugal acceleration,\\u000a electrolyte concentration, temperature, and electrode geometry. The

  20. Nanofibers: Electrospinning and centrifugal spinning for cell biology studies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Shi; L. Wang; L. Liu; Y. Chen

    2010-01-01

    Summary form only given. A large amount of three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds will be needed for cell proliferation and tissue engineering applications. To meet the requirement of high throughput and low cost manufacturing, we have investigated a few of laboratory-scale fabrication methods, including i) micro contact thermal printing of electrospun nanofibers, ii) centrifugal melt spinning and iii) solvent assisted centrifugal spinning.