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Research Methods for Advanced Warfighting Experiments.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Advanced Warfighting Experiments (AWEs) typify the Army's emerging need for more pragmatic and responsive research methods to address the changing climate of military research and improve future force capability. Formative force improvement enables or med...

C. W. Lickteig, D. W. Bessemer, S. E. Graham, W. M. Parry, J. R. Witsken

1996-01-01

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Advanced techniques in delivering data to the warfighter in a distributed information system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The future requires military operations and intelligence communities to more heavily rely on Internet-based solutions for the delivery of MetOc data and products to the warfighter in an automated manner. These issues are being addressed by Tactical Environmental Data Services (TEDServices). TEDServices is being engineered by the Naval Research Laboratory, the Naval Oceanographic Office and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, with sponsorship from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) PMW-150. TEDServices was successfully demonstrated during April 2004, in FBE-Kilo, and is in transition to the US Navy this fiscal year. This paper will describe how TEDServices has been engineered to provide solutions to issues routinely confronted by warfighters. These solutions include, but are not limited to, better bandwidth usage, automated data ordering, simplification of data management, automated data transformations, forward deployed data caching, simplified integration with legacy tactical decision aids and support for joint interoperability.

Warner, Elizabeth; Ladner, Roy; Petry, Fred; Shea, John J.

2004-09-01

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Warfighter nutrition: current opportunities and advanced technologies report from a Department of Defense workshop.  

PubMed

The Uniformed Services University hosted a conference in July 2008 entitled "Warfighter Nutrition: Advanced Technologies and Opportunities" with Health Affairs and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop strategic and tactical plans that could enhance Force Health Protection (FHP) by optimizing warfighter nutrition within the Department of Defense (DoD). The conference focused on three aspects of military nutrition: (1) fueling the forces, or garrison feeding; (2) performance optimization or operational feeding during deployment; and (3) nutritional interventions to support health reset and healing. Presentations by speakers addressed practical interventions (i.e., ready for implementation now) and advanced technologies (i.e., approaches meriting prioritized research and development efforts to transition into application). The conference concluded that nutritional optimization represents an integral and proactive approach to prevent illness, injury, and performance degradation throughout all phases of military service. The overarching consensus achieved was that warfighter nutrition, as a cornerstone of FHP, warrants the critical attention of both medical and line leadership to move quickly to support current initiatives and future advanced technologies. PMID:19685836

Deuster, Patricia A; Weinstein, Ali A; Sobel, Annette; Young, Andrew J

2009-07-01

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Any information, anywhere, anytime for the warfighter  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of the DARPA battlefield awareness data dissemination (BADD) program is to deliver battlefield awareness information to the warfighter -- anywhere, anytime. BADD is an advanced concept technology demonstration (ACTD) to support proof of concept technology demonstrations and experiments with a goal of introducing new technology to support the operational needs and acceptance of the warfighter. BADD's information management

Mark B. Lazaroff; Philip A. Sage

1997-01-01

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Spacecraft Simulation Toolkit (SST): an advanced distributed simulation framework for supporting the space warfighter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The spacecraft simulation toolkit (SST) is an advanced software architecture for the modeling and simulation of spacecraft and spacecraft interactions based upon state-of- the-art techniques, the Khoros visual programming environment, and accurate physical phenomenology. The SST simulates spacecraft systems and subsystems; the user virtually 'builds' a spacecraft by selecting and integrating components, duplicating real world actions. The models in the SST perform algorithmic simulation of spacecraft functions. System design and simulation databases provide both the knowledge base within which detailed characteristics of the system are described and an efficient means to store simulation results for additional analysis. Representation of the real-world, natural environment is provided. Khoros also provides integrated data analysis and software development tools. The SST is being configured to meet a broad range of requirements in design, technology development, systems acquisition, on- orbit operations, and spacecraft operator training.

de Jonckheere, Richard K.; Franklin, Terri L.; Wilson, David D.

1997-06-01

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Point of impact : delivering mission essential supplies to the warfighter through the Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS)  

E-print Network

The Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) exists to execute logistical resupply operations using fixed and rotary wing air in a safe, effective and precise manner in order to deliver supplies and equipment to intended ...

Eaton, Joshua A. N. (Joshua Andrew Norman)

2012-01-01

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Hyperspectral imaging from space: Warfighter-1  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Air Force Research Laboratory Integrated Space Technology Demonstrations (ISTD) Program Office has partnered with Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) to complement the commercial satellite's high-resolution panchromatic imaging and Multispectral imaging (MSI) systems with a moderate resolution Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) spectrometer camera. The program is an advanced technology demonstration utilizing a commercially based space capability to provide unique functionality in remote sensing technology. This leveraging of commercial industry to enhance the value of the Warfighter-1 program utilizes the precepts of acquisition reform and is a significant departure from the old-school method of contracting for government managed large demonstration satellites with long development times and technology obsolescence concerns. The HSI system will be able to detect targets from the spectral signature measured by the hyperspectral camera. The Warfighter-1 program will also demonstrate the utility of the spectral information to theater military commanders and intelligence analysts by transmitting HSI data directly to a mobile ground station that receives and processes the data. After a brief history of the project origins, this paper will present the details of the Warfighter-1 system and expected results from exploitation of HSI data as well as the benefits realized by this collaboration between the Air Force and commercial industry.

Cooley, Thomas; Seigel, Gary; Thorsos, Ivan

1999-01-01

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Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Experiments were designed, implemented, and evaluated in the thermal and fluid sciences at the NASA Langley Research Center. This research was conducted cooperatively with NASA employees using, where necessary, equipment and facilities provided by the U.S. Government. The research fell within the scope of the University Agreement between the NASA Langley Research Center and The George Washington University for Joint Research and Education Projects dated June 7, 8, 1994, which continues the Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences (JIAFS).

Cutler, Andrew D.

1999-01-01

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Estimation of Warfighter Resting Metabolic Rate.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this study was to identify the best method for estimating the resting metabolic rate (RMR, kcal/h) of the warfighter, given the current level of available knowledge, using methods and data published in the literature. Several published equa...

T. J. Doherty

2005-01-01

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Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Aeroacoustics Research Program is an integral part of the Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences at The George Washington University. It is affiliated with many civil, mechanical, and environmental engineering courses, particularly those that stress theory and numerical or other analytic methods in engineering. This report lists the courses presented, the names of graduate research assistants, and bibliographic information regarding publications and presentations. Three graduate degrees were awarded and the abstracts of each dissertation is included. The dissertations were as follows: "A Numerical Investigation of Thermoacoustic Oscillations", which discusses advances in the study of acoustic phenomena through the use of computational aeroacoustics. "Computation of Vortex Shedding and Radiated Sound for a Circular Cylinder: Subcritical to Transcritical Reynolds Numbers", which discusses predicting tonal noise generated by vortex shedding from a circular cylinder. And finally, "The Radiated Field Generated by a Monopole Source in a Short, Rigid, Rectangular Duct", which develops a method for modeling the acoustic field generated by a monopole source placed in a moving rectangular duct.

1998-01-01

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Training table to the battlefield: protein recommendations for warfighters.  

PubMed

Warfighters represent a population of athletes for whom routine training and physical expectations for military operations parallel, and very often exceed, those of their civilian counterparts. Like athletes, warfighters require nutrition support to optimize physical condition to maintain training, sustain performance, speed recovery, and prevent injury and illness. Specifically, energy and protein requirements have been tailored for these populations. Like athletes, warfighters consider protein a critical component of their diet and often incorporate protein supplements into daily diet plans. This article highlights sports nutrition principles that target energy and protein needs of athletes, considers the basis of these recommendations in the context of protein supplementation, and asserts that translating these recommendations to the warfighter is appropriate and necessary. The recommended range of protein intake of 1.2-1.8 g · kg (- 1) · d (- 1) can be extended to the warfighter. Because energy balance is pivotal to optimal protein utilization, adequate energy intake or lack thereof such that a state of negative energy balance exists, should be given particular consideration for the warfighter. Routine protein supplementation is recommended to reduce protein breakdown, support protein synthesis, and promote a positive net protein balance throughout various deployment situations and when energy intake is insufficient. PMID:24027183

Rodriguez, Nancy R

2013-11-01

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Delivering SSA Capabilities to the Warfighter  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Space Superiority Systems Wing at the Space and Missile Center (SMC/SY) equips US forces with Offensive Counterspace (OCS), Defensive Counterspace (DCS), and Space Situation Awareness (SSA) systems that further enhance space superiority. The Technology Division (SYT) mission is to identify, develop, and transition cutting-edge technologies to the warfighter. SYT invests in the most relevant technologies for SSA, DCS and OCS that enhance SMC/SY's portfolio. This presentation will provide an overview of the SMC/SY SSA Technology being worked and highlights several key programs. The presentation will also highlight how the SMC/SY SSA efforts fit into to a Space Superiority Architecture. SYT executes its own Space Control Technology program line and leverages technologies from various DoD and national laboratories, Federally Funded Research and Development Companies, national agencies, industry and academia to accomplish their mission. The portions of the SY FY06 SSA portfolio that will be discussed are: Precision Metrics, Star Sensor Studies, Multi-mission Deployable Optical System, Intelligent Agent Data Fusion efforts, ESSA ACTD and the GReAT tech demo.

van Weezendonk, J.; Sherk, J.; Ryan, T.; McGuire, R.

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Recent advances in computational mechanics of the human knee joint.  

PubMed

Computational mechanics has been advanced in every area of orthopedic biomechanics. The objective of this paper is to provide a general review of the computational models used in the analysis of the mechanical function of the knee joint in different loading and pathological conditions. Major review articles published in related areas are summarized first. The constitutive models for soft tissues of the knee are briefly discussed to facilitate understanding the joint modeling. A detailed review of the tibiofemoral joint models is presented thereafter. The geometry reconstruction procedures as well as some critical issues in finite element modeling are also discussed. Computational modeling can be a reliable and effective method for the study of mechanical behavior of the knee joint, if the model is constructed correctly. Single-phase material models have been used to predict the instantaneous load response for the healthy knees and repaired joints, such as total and partial meniscectomies, ACL and PCL reconstructions, and joint replacements. Recently, poromechanical models accounting for fluid pressurization in soft tissues have been proposed to study the viscoelastic response of the healthy and impaired knee joints. While the constitutive modeling has been considerably advanced at the tissue level, many challenges still exist in applying a good material model to three-dimensional joint simulations. A complete model validation at the joint level seems impossible presently, because only simple data can be obtained experimentally. Therefore, model validation may be concentrated on the constitutive laws using multiple mechanical tests of the tissues. Extensive model verifications at the joint level are still crucial for the accuracy of the modeling. PMID:23509602

Kazemi, M; Dabiri, Y; Li, L P

2013-01-01

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A Joint Meeting of Associations for the Advancement of Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

MY suggestion for a joint meeting of the British, Australasian, and American Associations for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco in 1897, at some time conveniently near to that of the Toronto meeting of the British Association, published in your issue of October 24, meets favourable reception in the United States and Canada. I have recently received a letter

Wm. H. Hale

1895-01-01

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Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The program objectives were defined in the original proposal entitled "Program of Research in Flight Dynamics in the JIAFS at NASA Langley Research Center" which was originated March 20, 1975, and in yearly renewals of the research program dated December 1, 1979 to December 1, 1998. The program included three major topics: 1) Improvement of existing methods and development of new methods for flight and wind tunnel data analysis based on system identification methodology. 2) Application of these methods to flight and wind tunnel data obtained from advanced aircraft. 3) Modeling and control of aircraft, space structures and spacecraft. The principal investigator of the program was Dr. Vladislav Klein, Professor at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.. Thirty-seven Graduate Research Scholar Assistants, two of them doctoral students, also participated in the program. The results of the research conducted during nineteen years of the total co-operative period were published in 23 NASA technical reports, 2 D.Sc. Dissertations, 14 M.S. Theses and 33 papers. The list of these publications is included. The results were also reported in more than 30 seminar lectures presented at various research establishments world-wide. For contributions to the research supported by the co-operative agreement, three NASA Awards were received: 1) NASA LARC Group Achievement Award, May 30, 1990, to Dr. V. Klein as a member of the X-29 Drop Model Team. 2) NASA Medal for Exceptional Engineering Achievement, March 27, 1992, to Dr. V. Klein for innovative contributions in the development of advanced techniques and computer programs in the field of system identification. 3) NASA LaRC Team Excellence Award, May 7, 1994, to Dr. V. Klein as a member of the X-31 Drop Model Team.

1998-01-01

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Situation awareness for teams of dismounted warfighters and unmanned vehicles  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Changes in military operations in recent years underscore changes in the requirements of military units. One of the largest underlying changes is the transformation from large-scale battles to quick-reaction mobile forces. There is also pressure to reduce the number of warfighters at risk in operations. One resultant need of these two factors is the increased need for situation awareness (SA); another is the use of unmanned vehicles, which increases the difficulty for the dismounted warfighter to maintain SA. An augmented reality (AR) system is a type of synthetic vision system that mixes computer-generated graphics (or annotations) with the real world. Annotations provide information aimed at establishing SA and aiding decision making. The AR system must decide what annotations to show and how to show them to ensure that the display is intuitive and unambiguous. We analyze the problem domain of military operations in urban terrain. Our goal is to determine the utility a synthetic vision system like AR can provide to a dismounted warfighter. In particular, we study the types of information that a warfighter is likely to find useful when working with teams of other warfighters. The problem domain is challenging because teammates may be occluded by urban infrastructure and may include unmanned vehicles operating in the environment. We consider the tasks of dynamic planning and deconfliction, navigation, target identification, and identification of friend or foe. We discuss the issues involved in developing a synthetic vision system, the usability goals that will measure how successful a system will be, and the use cases driving our development of a prototype system.

Livingston, Mark A.; Julier, Simon J.; Brown, Dennis G.

2006-05-01

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HYDROGEN STORAGE SOLUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF DOD WARFIGHTER PORTABLE POWER APPLICATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

From Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to cell phones our high-tech world, today, is demanding smaller, lighter weight and higher capacity portable power devices. Nowhere has this personal power surge been more evident than in today's U.S Warfighter. The modern Warfighter is estimated to carry from 65 to 95 pounds of supplies in the field with over 30 pounds of this

Motyka

2009-01-01

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Design, fabrication and test of graphite/polyimide composite joints and attachments for advanced aerospace vehicles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design and evaluation of built-up attachments and bonded joint concepts for use at elevated temperatures is documented. Joint concept screening, verification of GR/PI material, fabrication of design allowables panels, definition of test matrices, and analysis of bonded and bolted joints are among the tasks completed. The results provide data for the design and fabrication of lightly loaded components for advanced space transportation systems and high speed aircraft.

Koumal, D. E.

1979-01-01

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Robo-Ethics: Rhetoric vs. Reality A Symposium for the Warfighter  

E-print Network

Robo-Ethics: Rhetoric vs. Reality A Symposium for the Warfighter Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy and Professor of Ethics of Leadership, and a companion volume, Case Studies in Military Ethics, both used

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Enhancing Warfighter Cognitive Abilities with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A Feasibility Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study examined the feasibility of using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to enhance warfighter cognitive abilities. An extensive literature review was conducted and several TMS laboratories were visited. Discussions were also held with several...

J. T. Nelson

2007-01-01

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Tactical Space: Beyond Line of Sight Alternatives for the Army and Marine Corps Ground Tactical Warfighter.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

United States Army and Marine Corps ground tactical warfighters find themselves conducting operations across greater distances and with more autonomy from their higher commands than ever before. As their areas of operations become larger in modern conflic...

A. B. Luck, A. G. Knight

2007-01-01

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Warfighter information services: lessons learned in the intelligence domain  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A vision was presented in a previous paper of how a common set of services within a framework could be used to provide all the information processing needs of Warfighters. Central to that vision was the concept of a "Virtual Knowledge Base". The paper presents an implementation of these ideas in the intelligence domain. Several innovative technologies were employed in the solution, which are presented and their benefits explained. The project was successful, validating many of the design principles for such a system which had been proposed in earlier work. Many of these principles are discussed in detail, explaining lessons learned. The results showed that it is possible to make vast improvements in the ability to exploit available data, making it discoverable and queryable wherever it is from anywhere within a participating network; and to exploit machine reasoning to make faster and better inferences from available data, enabling human analysts to spend more of their time doing more difficult analytical tasks rather than searching for relevant data. It was also demonstrated that a small number of generic Information Processing services can be combined and configured in a variety of ways (without changing any software code) to create "fact-processing" workflows, in this case to create different intelligence analysis capabilities. It is yet to be demonstrated that the same generic services can be reused to create analytical/situational awareness capabilities for logistics, operations, planning or other military functions but this is considered likely.

Bray, S. E.

2014-05-01

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Virtual Welded - Joint Design Integrating Advanced Materials and Processing Technology  

SciTech Connect

Virtual Welede-Joint Design, a systematic modeling approach, has been developed in this project to predict the relationship of welding process, microstructure, properties, residual stress, and the ultimate weld fatique strength. This systematic modeling approach was applied in the welding of high strength steel. A special welding wire was developed in this project to introduce compressive residual stress at weld toe. The results from both modeling and experiments demonstrated that more than 10x fatique life improvement can be acheived in high strength steel welds by the combination of compressive residual stress from the special welding wire and the desired weld bead shape from a unique welding process. The results indicate a technology breakthrough in the design of lightweight and high fatique performance welded structures using high strength steels.

Yang, Zhishang; Ludewig, Howard W.; Babu, S. Suresh

2005-06-30

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Differential Brain Activation to Angry Faces by Elite Warfighters: Neural Processing Evidence for Enhanced Threat Detection  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Little is known about the neural basis of elite performers and their optimal performance in extreme environments. The purpose of this study was to examine brain processing differences between elite warfighters and comparison subjects in brain structures that are important for emotion processing and interoception. Methodology\\/Principal Findings: Navy Sea, Air, and Land Forces (SEALs) while off duty (n=11) were

Martin P. Paulus; Alan N. Simmons; Summer N. Fitzpatrick; Eric G. Potterat; Karl F. Van Orden; James Bauman; Judith L. Swain

2010-01-01

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U.S.Air Force Advanced Power  

E-print Network

and reduce dependency on foreign energy sources with the insertion of Advanced Power Technology. AdvancedU.S.Air Force Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO) U.S.Air Force Advanced Power Technology - Electric Drive U.S.Air Force Advanced PowerTechnology Office Our Customers TheWarfighter Homeland Defense

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Creep Strength of Dissimilar Welded Joints Using High B-9Cr Steel for Advanced USC Boiler  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The commercialization of a 973 K (700 °C) class pulverized coal power system, advanced ultra-supercritical (A-USC) pressure power generation, is the target of an ongoing research project initiated in Japan in 2008. In the A-USC boiler, Ni or Ni-Fe base alloys are used for high-temperature parts at 923 K to 973 K (650 °C to 700 °C), and advanced high-Cr ferritic steels are planned to be used at temperatures lower than 923 K (650 °C). In the dissimilar welds between Ni base alloys and high-Cr ferritic steels, Type IV failure in the heat-affected zone (HAZ) is a concern. Thus, the high B-9Cr steel developed at the National Institute for Materials Science, which has improved creep strength in weldments, is a candidate material for the Japanese A-USC boiler. In the present study, creep tests were conducted on the dissimilar welded joints between Ni base alloys and high B-9Cr steels. Microstructures and creep damage in the dissimilar welded joints were investigated. In the HAZ of the high B-9Cr steels, fine-grained microstructures were not formed and the grain size of the base metal was retained. Consequently, the creep rupture life of the dissimilar welded joints using high B-9Cr steel was 5 to 10 times longer than that of the conventional 9Cr steel welded joints at 923 K (650 °C).

Tabuchi, Masaaki; Hongo, Hiromichi; Abe, Fujio

2014-10-01

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Fatigue Performance of Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS) GMAW Joints  

SciTech Connect

The fatigue performance of gas metal arc welding (GMAW) joints of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) are compared and analyzed. The steel studied included a number of different grades of AHSS and baseline mild steels: DP600, DP780, DP980, M130, M220, solution annealed boron steel, fully hardened boron steels, HSLA690 and DR210 (a mild steel). Fatigue testing was conducted under a number of nominal stress ranges to obtain the S/N curves of the weld joints. A two-phase analytical model is developed to predict the fatigue performance of AHSS welds. It was found that there are appreciable differences in the fatigue S/N curves among different AHSS joints made using the same welding practices, suggesting that the local microstructure in the weld toe and root region plays non-negligible role in the fatigue performance of AHSS welds. Changes in weld parameters can influence the joint characteristics which in turn influence fatigue life of the weld joints, particularly of those of higher strength AHSS. The analytical model is capable of reasonably predicting the fatigue performance of welds made with various steel grades in this study.

Feng, Zhili [ORNL; Sang, Yan [AET Integration, Inc; Jiang, Cindy [AET Integration, Inc; Chiang, Dr. John [Ford Motor Company; Kuo, Dr. Min [MIttal Steel

2009-01-01

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Effects of weld microstructure on static and impact performance of resistance spot welded joints in advanced high strength steels  

Microsoft Academic Search

Evaluating the impact performance of resistance spot welded joints in advanced high strength steels (AHSS) is critical for their continued integration into the automotive architecture. The effect of strain rate on the joint strength and failure mode is an important consideration in the design of welded structures. Recent results suggest that the failure mode is dependent upon the strength, chemistry,

M. I. Khan; M. L. Kuntz; Y. Zhou

2008-01-01

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Design, fabrication and test of graphite/polyimide composite joints and attachments for advanced aerospace vehicles  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Results of an experimental program to develop several types of graphite/polyimide (GR/PI) bonded and bolted joints for lightly loaded flight components for advanced space transportation systems and high speed aircraft are presented. Tasks accomplished include: a literature survey; design of static discriminator specimens; design allowables testing; fabrication of test panels and specimens; small specimen testing; and standard joint testing. Detail designs of static discriminator specimens for each of the four major attachment types are presented. Test results are given for the following: (1) transverse tension of Celion 3000/PMR-15 laminate; (2) net tension of a laminate for both a loaded and unloaded bolt hole; (3) comparative testing of bonded and co-cured doublers along with pull-off tests of single and double bonded angles; (4) single lap shear tests, transverse tension and coefficient of thermal expansion tests of A7F (LARC-13 amide-imide modified) adhesive; and (5) tension tests of standard single lap, double lap, and symmetric step lap bonded joints. Also, included are results of a finite element analysis of a single lap bonded composite joint.

Barclay, D. L.

1980-01-01

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Joint and integrated logistics system for the defence services  

Microsoft Academic Search

The importance of logistics in actual warfighting cannot be exaggerated as many famous battles have been lost owing to a lack of logistic support. The future wars are going to become increasingly complex demanding logistical ingenuity and organisational skills of a very high order. On the other hand, the future wars are also going to emphasise the need for joint

Vinod Anand

2001-01-01

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Dynamic modeling and optimal joint torque coordination of advanced robotic systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The development is documented of an efficient dynamic modeling algorithm and the subsequent optimal joint input load coordination of advanced robotic systems for industrial application. A closed-form dynamic modeling algorithm for the general closed-chain robotic linkage systems is presented. The algorithm is based on the transfer of system dependence from a set of open chain Lagrangian coordinates to any desired system generalized coordinate set of the closed-chain. Three different techniques for evaluation of the kinematic closed chain constraints allow the representation of the dynamic modeling parameters in terms of system generalized coordinates and have no restriction with regard to kinematic redundancy. The total computational requirement of the closed-chain system model is largely dependent on the computation required for the dynamic model of an open kinematic chain. In order to improve computational efficiency, modification of an existing open-chain KIC based dynamic formulation is made by the introduction of the generalized augmented body concept. This algorithm allows a 44 pct. computational saving over the current optimized one (O(N4), 5995 when N = 6). As means of resolving redundancies in advanced robotic systems, local joint torque optimization is applied for effectively using actuator power while avoiding joint torque limits. The stability problem in local joint torque optimization schemes is eliminated by using fictitious dissipating forces which act in the necessary null space. The performance index representing the global torque norm is shown to be satisfactory. In addition, the resulting joint motion trajectory becomes conservative, after a transient stage, for repetitive cyclic end-effector trajectories. The effectiveness of the null space damping method is shown. The modular robot, which is built of well defined structural modules from a finite-size inventory and is controlled by one general computer system, is another class of evolving, highly versatile, advanced robotic systems. Therefore, finally, a module based dynamic modeling algorithm is presented for the dynamic coordination of such reconfigurable modular robotic systems. A user interactive module based manipulator analysis program (MBMAP) has been coded in C language running on 4D/70 Silicon Graphics.

Kang, Hee-Jun

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Virtual Welded-Joint Design Integrating Advanced Materials and Processing Technologies  

SciTech Connect

The primary goal of this project is to increase the fatigue life of a welded-joint by 10 times and to reduce energy use by 25% through product performance and productivity improvements using an integrated modeling approach. The fatigue strength of a welded-joint is currently the bottleneck to design high performance and lightweight welded structures using advanced materials such as high strength steels. In order to achieve high fatigue strength in a welded-joint it is necessary to manage the weld bead shape for lower stress concentration, produce preferable residual stress distribution, and obtain the desired microstructure for improved material toughness and strength. This is a systems challenge that requires the optimization of the welding process, the welding consumable, the base material, as well as the structure design. The concept of virtual welded-joint design has been proposed and established in this project. The goal of virtual welded-joint design is to develop a thorough procedure to predict the relationship of welding process, microstructure, property, residual stress, and the ultimate weld fatigue strength by a systematic modeling approach. The systematic approach combines five sub-models: weld thermal-fluid model, weld microstructure model, weld material property model, weld residual stress model, and weld fatigue model. The systematic approach is thus based on interdisciplinary applied sciences including heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, materials science, engineering mechanics, and material fracture mechanics. The sub-models are based on existing models with further development. The results from modeling have been validated with critical experiments. The systematic modeling approach has been used to design high fatigue resistant welds considering the combined effects of weld bead geometry, residual stress, microstructure, and material property. In particular, a special welding wire has been developed in this project to introduce compressive residual stress at weld toe for weld fatigue resistance.

Yang, Z.; Dong, P.; Liu, S.; Babu, S.; Olson, G.; DebRoy, T.

2005-04-15

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Preproduction display R&D facility: a framework for developing flexible display systems reducing the war-fighters' load  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

There is an ever increasing need for lightweight, flexible, inexpensive integrated systems encompassing displays, sensors, computers, and other electronics to provide unprecedented information capability to a broad range of war-fighters. During the next few years, a team of experts will be engaged in an intensive development program pursuing a two-pronged goal: (1) to integrate and fabricate reflective and emissive systems such as organic light emitting devices on flexible substrates including plastics, and (2) to develop materials and structural platforms that allow flexible backplane electronics to be integrated with ancillaries and display components, as well as to be mass-produced economically. An underlying theme of this effort continues to be leveraging emerging processing techniques, for example a-Si and poly-Si thin film transistor (TFT) technologies, but also advanced micro-contact pattern transfer techniques for producing low cost product with molecular structures for combined communication and electronic appliances. The initial technology integration target is a 4" diagonal active matrix QVGA display on conformal plastic substrates. These advanced developments will be realized through a unique collaborative effort between the U.S. Army, Arizona State University (ASU) in close collaboration with its academic partners, and industry partners, who are united in our shared commitment to optimize the necessary production technologies for large area/large scale, low cost, cutting-edge display products and state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. The newly formed Flexible Display Center (FDC) at Arizona State University provides a one-of-a-kind environment fully dedicated to fulfill the major technical challenges not addressed by display manufacturers producing glass-based flat panel displays.

Zenhausern, Frederick; Raupp, Gregory B.

2004-09-01

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A New Perspective on Fatigue Performance of Advanced High- Strength Steels (AHSS) GMAW Joints  

SciTech Connect

Weld fatigue performance is a critical aspect for application of advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) in automotive body structures. A comparative study has been conducted to evaluate the fatigue life of AHSS welds. The material studied included seven AHSS of various strength levels - DP 600, DP 780, DP 980, M130, M220, solution annealed boron and fully hardened boron steels. Two conventional steels, HSLA 590 and DR 210, were also included for baseline comparison. Lap fillet welds were made on 2-mm nominal thick sheets by the gas metal arc welding process (GMAW). Fatigue test was conducted under a number of stress levels to obtain the S/N curves of the weld joints. It was found that, unlike in the static and impact loading conditions, the fatigue performance of AHSS is not influenced by the HAZ softening in AHSS. There are appreciable differences in the fatigue lives among different AHSS. Changes in weld parameters can influence the fatigue life of the weld joints, particularly of these of higher strength AHSS. A model is developed to predict the fatigue performance of AHSS welds. The validity of the model is benchmarked with the experimental results. This model is capable to capture the effects of weld geometry and weld microstructure and strength on the fatigue performance experimentally observed. The theoretical basis and application of the newly developed fatigue modeling methodology will be discussed.

Feng, Zhili [ORNL; Chiang, Dr. John [Ford Motor Company; Kuo, Dr. Min [MIttal Steel; Jiang, Cindy [AET Integration, Inc; Sang, Yan [AET Integration, Inc

2008-01-01

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United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine: Warfighter research focusing on the past 25 years.  

PubMed

The United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, 2011. This article reviews its history, evolution, and transition of its research programs as well as its scientific and military accomplishments, emphasizing the past 25 yr. During the 1990s, USARIEM published a series of pocket guides providing guidance for sustaining Warfighter health and performance in Southwest Asia, Somalia, the former Republic of Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Haiti. Issues identified during Operation Desert Storm elicited research that improved nutritional guidelines for protracted desert operations; safer use of nuclear, chemical, and biological protective clothing; equipment, development, and fielding of efficient microclimate cooling systems; and effective evaluation of pharmaceuticals to protect soldiers from chemical and biological threats. During the first decade of the 21st century, USARIEM and the Department of the Army published official medical/performance doctrines for operations in the heat and cold and at high altitude. The current Global War on Terrorism focused research to improve doctrines for hot, cold, and high-altitude operations, reduce musculoskeletal training injuries, provide improved field nutrition, more efficient planning for operational water requirements, and improve both military clothing and materiel. This article also describes the critically important interactions and communications between USARIEM and deployed units and the benefits to Warfighters from this association. This report presents USARIEM's unique and world-class facilities, organizational changes, scientific and support personnel, and major research accomplishments, including the publication of 2,200 scientific papers over the past 25 yr. PMID:22139770

Pandolf, Kent B; Francesconi, Ralph; Sawka, Michael N; Cymerman, Allen; Hoyt, Reed W; Young, Andrew J; Zambraski, Edward J

2011-12-01

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Temporomandibular Joint Condylar Changes Following Maxillomandibular Advancement and Articular Disc Repositioning  

PubMed Central

Purpose To evaluate condylar changes 1 year after bimaxillary surgical advancement with or without articular disc repositioning using longitudinal quantitative measurements in 3-dimensional (3D) temporomandibular joint (TMJ) models. Methods Twenty-seven patients treated with maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) underwent cone-beam computed tomography before surgery immediately after surgery and at 1-year follow-up. All patients underwent magnetic resonance imaging before surgery to assess disc displacements. Ten patients without disc displacement received MMA only. Seventeen patients with articular disc displacement received MMA with simultaneous TMJ disc repositioning (MMA-Drep). Pre- and postsurgical 3D models were superimposed using a voxel-based registration on the cranial base. Results The location, direction, and magnitude of condylar changes were displayed and quantified by graphic semitransparent overlays and 3D color-coded surface distance maps. Rotational condylar displacements were similar in the 2 groups. Immediately after surgery, condylar translational displacements of at least 1.5 mm occurred in a posterior, superior, or mediolateral direction in patients treated with MMA, whereas patients treated with MMA-Drep presented more marked anterior, inferior, and mediolateral condylar displacements. One year after surgery, more than half the patients in the 2 groups presented condylar resorptive changes of at least 1.5 mm. Patients treated with MMA-Drep presented condylar bone apposition of at least 1.5 mm at the superior surface in 26.4%, the anterior surface in 23.4%, the posterior surface in 29.4%, the medial surface in 5.9%, or the lateral surface in 38.2%, whereas bone apposition was not observed in patients treated with MMA. Conclusions One year after surgery, condylar resorptive changes greater than 1.5 mm were observed in the 2 groups. Articular disc repositioning facilitated bone apposition in localized condylar regions in patients treated with MMA-Drep. PMID:24040949

Goncalves, Joao Roberto; Wolford, Larry Miller; Cassano, Daniel Serra; da Porciuncula, Guilherme; Paniagua, Beatriz; Cevidanes, Lucia Helena

2014-01-01

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Joint IAMAS\\/IAHS symposium J1 on global monitoring and advanced observing techniques in the atmosphere and hydrosphere  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seventy papers were presented at the two-and-a-half-day Symposium on Global Monitoring and Advanced Observing Techniques in the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere. The symposium was jointly organized by the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and took place in Yokohama, Japan, 13-15 July 1993, as part of the IAMAS\\/IAHS Join Assembly. Global

G. Ohring; T. Aoki; D. Halpern; A. Henderson-Sellers; T. Charlock; J. Joseph; K. Labitzke; E. Raschke; W. Smith

1994-01-01

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Joint force protection advanced security system (JFPASS) "the future of force protection: integrate and automate"  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) defines 'force protection' as "preventive measures taken to mitigate hostile actions against DoD personnel (to include family members), resources, facilities, and critical information." Advanced technologies enable significant improvements in automating and distributing situation awareness, optimizing operator time, and improving sustainability, which enhance protection and lower costs. The JFPASS Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) demonstrates a force protection environment that combines physical security and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) defense through the application of integrated command and control and data fusion. The JFPASS JCTD provides a layered approach to force protection by integrating traditional sensors used in physical security, such as video cameras, battlefield surveillance radars, unmanned and unattended ground sensors. The optimization of human participation and automation of processes is achieved by employment of unmanned ground vehicles, along with remotely operated lethal and less-than-lethal weapon systems. These capabilities are integrated via a tailorable, user-defined common operational picture display through a data fusion engine operating in the background. The combined systems automate the screening of alarms, manage the information displays, and provide assessment and response measures. The data fusion engine links disparate sensors and systems, and applies tailored logic to focus the assessment of events. It enables timely responses by providing the user with automated and semi-automated decision support tools. The JFPASS JCTD uses standard communication/data exchange protocols, which allow the system to incorporate future sensor technologies or communication networks, while maintaining the ability to communicate with legacy or existing systems.

Lama, Carlos E.; Fagan, Joe E.

2009-09-01

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Using Simulation to investigate a Non-Anthropomorphic Framework for Communications within a Human-Agent WarFighting Team  

Microsoft Academic Search

As complex, non-human agents become increasingly ubiquitous members of the US military war-fighting team, an effective and natural system of communications must be explored and developed to achieve human-agent collaboration across the entire team. A non-anthropomorphic communications framework does not exist that will support human-agent collaboration beyond current electronic control. This research surfaces a non-anthropomorphic framework of communications between human-human,

Michael Proctor; Gilbert Cardona; Christopher Hollander

2008-01-01

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HYDROGEN STORAGE SOLUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF DOD WARFIGHTER PORTABLE POWER APPLICATIONS  

SciTech Connect

From Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) to cell phones our high-tech world, today, is demanding smaller, lighter weight and higher capacity portable power devices. Nowhere has this personal power surge been more evident than in today's U.S Warfighter. The modern Warfighter is estimated to carry from 65 to 95 pounds of supplies in the field with over 30 pounds of this dedicated to portable power devices. These devices include computer displays, infrared sights, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), night vision and a variety of other sensor technologies. Over 80% of the energy needed to power these devices comes from primary (disposable) batteries. It is estimated that a brigade will consume as much as 7 tons of batteries in a 72 hour mission at a cost of $700,000. A recent comprehensive study on the energy needs of the future warrior published by the National Academy of Science in 2004 made a variety of recommendations for average power systems from 20 to 1,000 watts. For lower power systems recommendations included pursuing science and technology initiatives focused on: (1) 300 watt-hours per kilogram (Wh/kg) secondary battery technologies; (2) smart hybrids; and (3) fuel cells (with greater than 6 wt% hydrogen storage). Improved secondary (rechargeable) batteries may be the ideal solution for military power systems due to their ease of use and public acceptance. However, a 3X improvement in their specific energy density is not likely anytime soon. Today's Lithium Ion batteries, at about 150 Wh/kg, fall well short of the energy density that is required. Future battery technology may not be the answer since many experts do not predict more than a 2X improvement in Lithium battery systems over the next 10 years. That is why most auto companies have abandoned all electric vehicles in favor of fuel cells and hybrid vehicles. Fuel cells have very high specific energy densities but achieving high energy values will depend on the energy density and the storage method of its fuel. Improved methods of safely and efficiently storing larger amounts of hydrogen will be a key development area for portable fuel cell power systems. Despite their high potential energy, fuel cells exhibit low power densities. That is why many systems today are going hybrid. Hybrid systems typically combine low energy and high power components with high energy and low power components. Typical configurations include capacitors and fuel cells or batteries and fuel cells. If done correctly, a hybrid system often can have both high energy and high power density even higher than any of the individual components.

Motyka, T.

2009-01-06

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Advances in the processing, sterilization, and crosslinking of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene for total joint arthroplasty.  

PubMed

Despite the recognized success and worldwide acceptance of total joint arthroplasty, wear is a major obstacle limiting the longevity of implanted UHMWPE components. Efforts to solve the wear problem in UHMWPE have spurred numerous detailed studies into the structure, morphology, and mechanical properties of the polymer at every stage of its production from original resin into stock material and final fabricated form. Scientific developments in this field are occurring at an accelerating rate, and periodic review of UHMWPE technology is therefore increasingly necessary. The present article provides a four-part comprehensive review of technological advancements in the processing, manufacture, sterilization, and crosslinking of UHMWPE for total joint replacements. The first part of this article describes the recently updated nomenclature of UHMWPE, including the process of resin production and conversion to stock material. The second part outlines the methods of manufacturing UHMWPE into joint replacement components and provides overviews of alternate forms of UHMWPE, namely carbon-fiber reinforced UHMWPE (Poly II) and UHMWPE recrystallized under high temperature and pressure (Hylamer). The third part summarizes the sterilization and degradation of UHMWPE. Newly developed methods for accelerating the oxidation of UHMWPE after sterilization (for preconditioning of test specimens), as well as methods for quantifying the oxidation of UHMWPE, are also discussed. Finally, the fourth part reviews the development and properties of crosslinked UHMWPE, a promising alternate biomaterial for total joint replacements. PMID:10503968

Kurtz, S M; Muratoglu, O K; Evans, M; Edidin, A A

1999-09-01

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Entrapment of the Fifth Lumbar Spinal Nerve by Advanced Osteophytic Changes of the Lumbosacral Zygapophyseal Joint: A Case Report  

PubMed Central

A 54-year-old female patient had a 6-year history of backache and left sciatica. Five years earlier, she had undergone surgery in another hospital for left L4-5 disc herniation. Computed tomography revealed the ossified wall that enclosed the left L5 nerve root. There were also osteophytic changes in the left L5-S zygapophyseal joint. These osteophytes developed rostrally, along the left L5 nerve root, throug h the intervertebral foramina. We performed decompression surgery for the left L5 nerve root, and surgery resulted in symptomatic relief. We experienced a rare clinical presentation of osteophytic formation, with a specific configuration in relation to the nerve root. Surgeons should be aware of entrapment of the lumbar spinal nerve by advanced osteophytic changes occurring in the zygapophyseal joint after lumbar surgery. PMID:23275815

Yuguchi, Takamichi; Iwatsuki, Koichi; Yoshimine, Toshiki

2012-01-01

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Joint IAMAS/IAHS Symposium J1 on Global Monitoring and Advanced Observing Techniques in the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Seventy papers were presented at the two-and-a-half-day Symposium on Global Monitoring and Advanced Observing Techniques in the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere. The symposium was jointly organized by the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). Global observing systems are receiving increased attention in connection with such problems as monitoring global climate change. The symposium included papers on observational requirements; measurement methodologies; descriptions of available datasets; results of analysis of observational data; plans for future observing systems, including the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS); and the programs and plans of the space agencies.

Ohring, G.; Aoki, T.; Halpern D.; Henderson-Sellers, A.; Charlock, T.; Joseph, J.; Labitzke, K.; Raschke, E.; Smith, W.

1994-01-01

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Advances in Predictive Capability of Pedestal Structure from FY11 Joint Research Target  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Joint experiment/theory/modeling research, performed as part of a US DOE Joint Research Target in FY2011, has led to improved predictive capability of the H-mode pedestal structure. Comparisons of experiments in C-Mod, DIII-D and NSTX with ELITE and BOUT++ show that the pedestals in the three machines reach the predicted peeling/ballooning (PB) limit at the onset of Type-I ELMs. Studies in all three devices show that the pedestal width scales approximately as the square root of the pedestal beta poloidal. This is expected if the pedestal p^' is limited by kinetic ballooning modes (KBMs). Coherent density fluctuations with characteristics expected for KBMs have been observed in some plasma conditions in DIII-D. The EPED model combines models for bootstrap current, PB modes and KBMs and predicts the pedestal pressure in DIII-D and C-Mod to within ˜20%.

Groebner, R. J.; Snyder, P. B.; Chang, C. S.; Hughes, J. W.; Maingi, R.; Xu, X. Q.

2012-10-01

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Sensitivity of Solder Joint Fatigue to Sources of Variation in Advanced Vehicular Power Electronics Cooling  

SciTech Connect

This paper demonstrates a methodology for taking variation into account in thermal and fatigue analyses of the die attach for an inverter of an electric traction drive vehicle. This method can be used to understand how variation and mission profile affect parameters of interest in a design. Three parameters are varied to represent manufacturing, material, and loading variation: solder joint voiding, aluminum nitride substrate thermal conductivity, and heat generation at the integrated gate bipolar transistor. The influence of these parameters on temperature and solder fatigue life is presented. The heat generation loading variation shows the largest influence on the results for the assumptions used in this problem setup.

Vlahinos, A.; O'Keefe, M.

2010-06-01

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Ergonomic design considerations for an optical data link between a warfighter's head and body-worn technologies  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Today, warfighters are burdened by a web of cables linking technologies that span the head and torso regions of the body. These cables help to provide interoperability between helmet-worn peripherals such as head mounted displays (HMDs), cameras, and communication equipment with chest-worn computers and radios. Although promoting enhanced capabilities, this cabling also poses snag hazards and makes it difficult for the warfighter to extricate himself from his kit when necessary. A newly developed wireless personal area network (WPAN), one that uses optical transceivers, may prove to be an acceptable alternative to traditional cabling. Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing are exploring how best to mount the WPAN transceivers to the body in order to facilitate unimpeded data transfer while also maintaining the operator's natural range of motion. This report describes the two-step research process used to identify the performance limitations and usability of a body-worn optical wireless system. Firstly, researchers characterized the field of view for the current generation of optical WPAN transceivers. Then, this field of view was compared with anthropometric data describing the range of motion of the cervical vertebrae to see if the data link would be lost at the extremes of an operator's head movement. Finally, this report includes an additional discussion of other possible military applications for an optical WPAN.

Trew, Noel; Linn, Aaron; Nelson, Zac; Burnett, Greg; Sedillo, Mike

2012-06-01

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Joint IAMAS/IAHS symposium J1 on global monitoring and advanced observing techniques in the atmosphere and hydrosphere  

SciTech Connect

Seventy papers were presented at the two-and-a-half-day Symposium on Global Monitoring and Advanced Observing Techniques in the Atmosphere and Hydrosphere. The symposium was jointly organized by the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) and the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) and took place in Yokohama, Japan, 13-15 July 1993, as part of the IAMAS/IAHS Join Assembly. Global observing systems are receiving increased attention in connection with such problems as monitoring global climate change. The symposium included papers on observational requirements; measurement methodologies; descriptions of available datasets; results of analysis of observational data; plans for future observing systems, including the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS); and the programs and plans of the space agencies.

Ohring, G. (Satellite Research Lab., Washington, DC (United States)); Aoki, T. (Fourth Research Lab. (Japan)); Halpern, D. (Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA (United States)); Henderson-Sellers, A. (Macquarie Univ., New South Wales (Australia)); Charlock, T. (NASA/Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA (United States)); Joseph, J. (Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)); Labitzke, K. (Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany)); Raschke, E. (Institut fuer Physik, Geesthacht-Tesperhade (Germany)); Smith, W. (Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States))

1994-04-01

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The Integration of Modeling and Simulation with Joint Command and Control on the Global Information Grid  

Microsoft Academic Search

As documented in the Joint Command and Control (JC2) Capability Development Document (CDD), JC2 will require M&S capabilities to support a multitude of functions including course of action analysis, planning, mission rehearsal, and training. This will necessitate the integration of M&S with JC2 on the Global Information Grid (GIG), the net-centric information environment of future warfighting. DISA has been successfully

Leslie S. Winters; Andreas Tolk

2005-01-01

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Proceedings of the Defense and Security Symposium, Vol. 5794, 1050 -1059 Warfighter-In-The-Loop: Mental Models in Airborne Minefield Detection  

E-print Network

to reduce the minefield false alarm rate by a factor of 5. In order to achieve such a significant false, target detection, warfighter-in-the-loop, qualitative evaluation, human factors, mental models. 1 processes involved in minefield detection. The effect of various factors including the availability

Missouri-Rolla, University of

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Advances in tribological testing of artificial joint biomaterials using multidirectional pin-on-disk testers.  

PubMed

The introduction of numerous formulations of Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), which is widely used as a bearing material in orthopedic implants, necessitated screening of bearing couples to identify promising iterations for expensive joint simulations. Pin-on-disk (POD) testers capable of multidirectional sliding can correctly rank formulations of UHMWPE with respect to their predictive in vivo wear behavior. However, there are still uncertainties regarding POD test parameters for facilitating clinically relevant wear mechanisms of UHMWPE. Studies on the development of POD testing were briefly summarized. We systematically reviewed wear rate data of UHMWPE generated by POD testers. To determine if POD testing was capable of correctly ranking bearings and if test parameters outlined in ASTM F732 enabled differentiation between wear behavior of various formulations, mean wear rates of non-irradiated, conventional (25-50kGy) and highly crosslinked (?90kGy) UHMWPE were grouped and compared. The mean wear rates of non-irradiated, conventional and highly crosslinked UHMWPEs were 7.03, 5.39 and 0.67mm(3)/MC. Based on studies that complied with the guidelines of ASTM F732, the mean wear rates of non-irradiated, conventional and highly crosslinked UHMWPEs were 0.32, 0.21 and 0.04mm(3)/km, respectively. In both sets of results, the mean wear rate of highly crosslinked UHMPWE was smaller than both conventional and non-irradiated UHMWPEs (p<0.05). Thus, POD testers can compare highly crosslinked and conventional UHMWPEs despite different test parameters. Narrowing the allowable range for standardized test parameters could improve sensitivity of multi-axial testers in correctly ranking materials. PMID:23831149

Baykal, D; Siskey, R S; Haider, H; Saikko, V; Ahlroos, T; Kurtz, S M

2014-03-01

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Service-Oriented Architecture for Weaponry and Battle Command and Control Systems in Warfighting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Military is one of many industries that is more computer-dependent than ever before, from soldiers with computerized weapons, and tactical wireless devices, to commanders with advanced battle management, command and control systems. Fundamentally, command and control is the process of planning, monitoring, and commanding military personnel, weaponry equipment, and combating vehicles to execute military missions. In fact, command and control

Youssef Bassil

2012-01-01

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Service-Oriented Architecture for Weaponry and Battle Command and Control Systems in Warfighting  

E-print Network

Military is one of many industries that is more computer-dependent than ever before, from soldiers with computerized weapons, and tactical wireless devices, to commanders with advanced battle management, command and control systems. Fundamentally, command and control is the process of planning, monitoring, and commanding military personnel, weaponry equipment, and combating vehicles to execute military missions. In fact, command and control systems are revolutionizing as war fighting is changing into cyber, technology, information, and unmanned warfare. As a result, a new design model that supports scalability, reusability, maintainability, survivability, and interoperability is needed to allow commanders, hundreds of miles away from the battlefield, to plan, monitor, evaluate, and control the war events in a dynamic, robust, agile, and reliable manner. This paper proposes a service-oriented architecture for weaponry and battle command and control systems, made out of loosely-coupled and distributed web servi...

Bassil, Youssef

2012-01-01

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The influence of the reciprocal hip joint link in the Advanced Reciprocating Gait Orthosis on standing performance in paraplegia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The effect of reciprocally linking the hip hinges of a hip-knee-ankle-foot orthosis on standing performance was studied in a comparative trial of the Advanced Reciprocating Gait Orthosis (ARGO) and an ARGO in which the Bowden cable was removed (A_GO). Six male subjects with spinal cord injury (SCI) at T4 to T12 level participated in the study, which was conducted using

G. Baardman; M. J. IJzerman; H. J. Hermens; P. H. Veltink; H. B. K. Boom; G. Zilvold

1997-01-01

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First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Interpositional Arthroplasty Using a Meniscus Allograft for the Treatment of Advanced Hallux RigidusSurgical Technique and Short-term Results  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hallux rigidus is a progressive disorder of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. The disorder is characterized by a loss of range of motion, degenerative changes, and pain within the joint. In later stages of the disease, the surgical procedure of choice is arthrodesis of the joint. Recently, salvage procedures of the first MTP joint using soft tissue interposition has gained

Eugene L. DelaCruz; Adam R. Johnson; Benjamin L. Clair

2011-01-01

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Palliative care in advanced kidney disease: a nurse-led joint renal and specialist palliative care clinic.  

PubMed

The National Service Framework for Renal Services Part 2 identifies quality requirements for end-of-life care for individuals with kidney failure, recognizing the potential to forge closer relationships between renal and specialist palliative care providers. This article describes a pilot project set up by two Clinical Nurse Specialists, one working in hospice specialist palliative care and the other in renal palliative care within an acute trust. The purpose of the pilot was to work in collaboration to run a streamlined nurse-led clinic that would meet the palliative care needs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stage 5 patients and their carers. To achieve this the clinic would have to provide optimal symptom management, empower patients to make their own choices, and support them with advance care planning underpinned by the End of Life Care Strategy. The partnership also aimed to promote service improvement and practice development using transference of knowledge, skills, and expertise. Initial informal feedback, including a very small patient survey, suggests that the clinic was well received by patients, carers, and other health professionals. The clinic is ongoing and deserves more formal evaluation to encourage future service development. PMID:21278673

Harrison, Kerry; Watson, Sarah

2011-01-01

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Research investigations in oil shale, tar sand, coal research, advanced exploratory process technology, and advanced fuels research: Volume 2 -- Jointly sponsored research program. Final report, October 1986--September 1993  

SciTech Connect

Numerous studies have been conducted in five principal areas: oil shale, tar sand, underground coal gasification, advanced process technology, and advanced fuels research. In subsequent years, underground coal gasification was broadened to be coal research, under which several research activities were conducted that related to coal processing. The most significant change occurred in 1989 when the agreement was redefined as a Base Program and a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP). Investigations were conducted under the Base Program to determine the physical and chemical properties of materials suitable for conversion to liquid and gaseous fuels, to test and evaluate processes and innovative concepts for such conversions, to monitor and determine environmental impacts related to development of commercial-sized operations, and to evaluate methods for mitigation of potential environmental impacts. This report is divided into two volumes: Volume 1 consists of 28 summaries that describe the principal research efforts conducted under the Base Program in five topic areas. Volume 2 describes tasks performed within the JSRP. Research conducted under this agreement has resulted in technology transfer of a variety of energy-related research information. A listing of related publications and presentations is given at the end of each research topic summary. More specific and detailed information is provided in the topical reports referenced in the related publications listings.

Smith, V.E.

1994-09-01

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Anterior glenohumeral joint dislocations.  

PubMed

The glenohumeral joint is the most mobile articulation in the body and the most commonly dislocated diarthroidal joint. Anterior dislocation is by far the most common direction and can lead to instability of the glenohumeral joint, which ranges from subtle increased laxity to recurrent dislocation. Overtime, understanding of anterior shoulder dislocations and the resulting instability has improved. Likewise, significant advances in arthroscopic equipment have allowed use of the arthroscope to address anatomically the various lesions that cause instability. This article reviews the anatomy, pathophysiology, clinical evaluation, and treatment of anterior shoulder instability. PMID:18803980

Dodson, Christopher C; Cordasco, Frank A

2008-10-01

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Joints in a Cornstarch Analog  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Joints are very important to problems in applied geology (fluid flow, slope stability), but three-dimensional exposures of simple joint sets are not readily accessible from my campus. I developed this exercise based on the experiments of Miller (2001) to give students hands-on practice describing and interpreting joints. For the exercise, I prepare a cornstarch-water mixture a few days in advance and pour it into plastic petri dishes. I add a "flaw" to each dish (typically a small pebble). As the cornstarch dries, vertical joints develop. In class, each group of 3-4 students is provided a petri dish of desiccated cornstarch. Students are asked to draw a map of the joints, paying particular attention to intersection angles. (The joints curve to intersect at 90 degrees.) They determine relative ages of the joints using abutting relationships. (Typically 3-6 generations of joints.) Students next dissect the sample and describe the surface textures of the larger joints and the location of the flaw. The cornstarch produces beautiful plumose structure (hackles). Students then interpret the joint propagation direction from the surface textures, and note the origin of the joint. (Typically, a first- or second-generation joint initiates at the flaw.) Students discuss the role of flaws in the initiation of joints in their groups.

Crider, Juliet

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Equivalent Continuum Modeling for Shock Wave Propagation in Jointed Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents discrete and continuum simulations of shock wave propagating through jointed media. The simulations were performed using the Lagrangian hydrocode GEODYN-L with joints treated explicitly using an advanced contact algorithm. They studied both isotropic and anisotropic joint representations. For an isotropically jointed geologic medium, the results show that the properties of the joints can be combined with the

O Vorobiev; T Antoun

2009-01-01

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Environmental Space Situational Awareness and Joint Space Effects  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is well known that successful military operations rely on our ability to effectively integrate weather information into the planning and execution of land, air and sea operations. What is not so well known are the implications of environmental effects on space capabilities and the subsequent impact on the delivery of joint space effects to the warfighter. This paper provides an overview of the how space systems and missions are impacted by the environment and how AFSPC plans to effectively integrate environmental effects information into space operations in the context of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and delivery of space effects to the warfighter. The desired end state of environmental SSA is the effective application of environmental SSA information-that is, to mitigate negative impacts on and improve performance of our space systems, and exploit potential space environment impacts on enemy systems. SSA is foundational to the success of the space superiority mission and effectively characterizing environmental effects is a critical part of that foundation. Space superiority operations ensure the continued delivery of space force enhancement to the military campaign, while denying those same advantages to the enemy. When SSA is successfully and sufficiently achieved, example results are a maintenance of space superiority, reduced "Fog of War" for commanders, lowered risk of space fratricide, rapid assessment of attacks on all blue, gray, or red space systems, and a shortened kill chain and targeting cycle. From a Defensive Counterspace (DCS) perspective, confirming or eliminating the environment as a factor enables us to respond in a much more effective way to protect our systems. From an offensive perspective, superior knowledge provides potential to exploit environmental effects on enemy space capabilities. To achieve a credible environmental SSA capability requires a system of systems (SoS) approach that includes three system components. Like a three legged stool, all legs are needed. This paper presents an overview of these critical components that needed to assure viable environmental SSA well into the 21st century.

Hand, K.; France, M.

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Construction Productivity Advancement Research (CPAR) Program: Improved Materials and Processes for Sealing and Resealing Joints in Portland Cement Concrete Pavements - Field Evaluation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the field evaluation phase of the joint effort research program conducted by Crafco, Incorporated, and the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station. The project was funded under the auspices of the FY 89 Construction Productiv...

L. N. Lynch, D. W. White, J. Chehovits

1993-01-01

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Effect of formation and state of interface on joint strength in friction stir spot welding for advanced high strength steel sheets  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The tensile shear strength and cross tension strength of friction stir spot welded joints were evaluated in the cases of lap joints of 270 N/mm2 grade and 980 N/mm2 grade cold rolled steel sheets with respect to the stir zone area, hardness distribution, and interface condition between the sheets. The results suggested that both the tensile shear strength and cross tension strength were based on the stir zone area and its hardness in both grades of steel. The "hook" shape of the interface also affected the joint strength. However, the joining that occurred across the interfaces had a significant influence on the value of the joint strength in the case of the 270 N/mm2 grade steel.

Taniguchi, Koichi; Matsushita, Muneo; Ikeda, Rinsei; Oi, Kenji

2014-08-01

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Periprosthetic Joint Infections  

PubMed Central

Implantation of joint prostheses is becoming increasingly common, especially for the hip and knee. Infection is considered to be the most devastating of prosthesis-related complications, leading to prolonged hospitalization, repeated surgical intervention, and even definitive loss of the implant. The main risk factors to periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) are advanced age, malnutrition, obesity, diabetes mellitus, HIV infection at an advanced stage, presence of distant infectious foci, and antecedents of arthroscopy or infection in previous arthroplasty. Joint prostheses can become infected through three different routes: direct implantation, hematogenic infection, and reactivation of latent infection. Gram-positive bacteria predominate in cases of PJI, mainly Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis. PJIs present characteristic signs that can be divided into acute and chronic manifestations. The main imaging method used in diagnosing joint prosthesis infections is X-ray. Computed tomography (CT) scan may assist in distinguishing between septic and aseptic loosening. Three-phase bone scintigraphy using technetium has high sensitivity, but low specificity. Positron emission tomography using fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) presents very divergent results in the literature. Definitive diagnosis of infection should be made by isolating the microorganism through cultures on material obtained from joint fluid puncturing, surgical wound secretions, surgical debridement procedures, or sonication fluid. Success in treating PJI depends on extensive surgical debridement and adequate and effective antibiotic therapy. Treatment in two stages using a spacer is recommended for most chronic infections in arthroplasty cases. Treatment in a single procedure is appropriate in carefully selected cases. PMID:24023542

Lima, Ana Lucia L.; Oliveira, Priscila R.; Carvalho, Vladimir C.; Saconi, Eduardo S.; Cabrita, Henrique B.; Rodrigues, Marcelo B.

2013-01-01

64

Joint Occupancy.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annotated bibliography includes summaries of 15 articles and reports dealing with the joint use of buildings and facilities by schools and other public or private organizations. An introductory section describes the historical origins and development of the joint occupancy concept and examines the various economic and philosophical arguments…

Higham, Charlene Ellison

65

Ceramic joints  

DOEpatents

Butt joints between materials having different coefficients of thermal expansion are prepared having a reduced probability of failure of stress facture. This is accomplished by narrowing/tapering the material having the lower coefficient of thermal expansion in a direction away from the joint interface and not joining the narrow-tapered surface to the material having the higher coefficient of thermal expansion.

Miller, Bradley J. (Worcester, MA); Patten, Jr., Donald O. (Sterling, MA)

1991-01-01

66

Screw Placement and Osteoplasty Under Computed Tomographic-Fluoroscopic Guidance in a Case of Advanced Metastatic Destruction of the Iliosacral Joint  

SciTech Connect

We present a case of combined surgical screw placement and osteoplasty guided by computed tomography-fluoroscopy (CTF) in a 68-year-old man with unilateral osteolytic destruction and a pathological fracture of the iliosacral joint due to a metastasis from renal cell carcinoma. The patient experienced intractable lower back pain that was refractory to analgesia. After transarterial particle and coil embolization of the tumor-feeding vessels in the angiography unit, the procedure was performed under general anesthesia by an interdisciplinary team of interventional radiologists and trauma surgeons. Under intermittent single-shot CTF, two K wires were inserted into the left iliosacral joint from a lateral transiliac approach at the S1 level followed by two self-tapping surgical screws. Continuous CTF was used for monitoring of the subsequent polymethylmethacrylate injection through two vertebroplasty cannulas for further stabilization of the screw threads within the osteolytic sacral ala. Both the screw placement and cement injection were successful, with no complications occurring during or after the procedure. With additional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and opioid medication, the patient reported a marked decrease in his lower back pain and was able to move independently again at the 3-month follow-up assessment. In our patient with intolerable back pain due to tumor destruction and consequent pathological fracture of the iliosacral joint, CTF-guided iliosacral screw placement combined with osteoplasty was successful with respect to joint stabilization and a reduction in the need for analgesic therapy.

Trumm, Christoph Gregor, E-mail: christoph.trumm@med.lmu.de [University of Munich, Department of Clinical Radiology (Germany); Rubenbauer, Bianca; Piltz, Stefan [University of Munich, Department of Surgery (Germany); Reiser, Maximilian F.; Hoffmann, Ralf-Thorsten [University of Munich, Department of Clinical Radiology (Germany)

2011-02-15

67

Joint hypermobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joint hypermobility is an area of neglect in rheumatology. That is not to say it is overlooked by rheumatologists. It is spotted when sought, but for many unfortunate patients, here the story ends. The act of recognition becomes the goal in itself rather than the medium through which effective therapy can be provided. This chapter serves to reinforce the clinical

Rodney Grahame

2003-01-01

68

Joint Replacement (Finger and Wrist Joints)  

MedlinePLUS

... A-Z Hand Anatomy Find a Hand Surgeon Joint Replacement Email to a friend * required fields From * To * ... be possible to treat arthritic joints surgically, including “joint replacement” procedures. What does it mean to have a “ ...

69

Jointly Sponsored Research Program  

SciTech Connect

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC26-98FT40321 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying highly efficient, nonpolluting energy systems that meet the nation's requirements for clean fuels, chemicals, and electricity in the 21st century. The EERC in partnership with its nonfederal partners jointly performed 131 JSRP projects for which the total DOE cost share was $22,716,634 (38%) and the nonfederal share was $36,776,573 (62%). Summaries of these projects are presented in this report for six program areas: (1) resource characterization and waste management, (2) air quality assessment and control, (3) advanced power systems, (4) advanced fuel forms, (5) value-added coproducts, and (6) advanced materials. The work performed under this agreement addressed DOE goals for reductions in CO{sub 2} emissions through efficiency, capture, and sequestration; near-zero emissions from highly efficient coal-fired power plants; environmental control capabilities for SO{sub 2}, NO{sub x}, fine respirable particulate (PM{sub 2.5}), and mercury; alternative transportation fuels including liquid synfuels and hydrogen; and synergistic integration of fossil and renewable resources.

Everett A. Sondreal; John G. Hendrikson; Thomas A. Erickson

2009-03-31

70

Joint hypermobility.  

PubMed

Joint hypermobility is an area of neglect in rheumatology. That is not to say it is overlooked by rheumatologists. It is spotted when sought, but for many unfortunate patients, here the story ends. The act of recognition becomes the goal in itself rather than the medium through which effective therapy can be provided. This chapter serves to reinforce the clinical and epidemiological importance of a common disorder whose significance is under-appreciated and impact largely ignored. In contradistinction to our earlier chapter, published in 2000, which took for its remit the heritable disorders of connective tissue in general, the current one focuses on the commonly encountered (so-called benign) joint hypermobility syndrome, its recognition, epidemiology, clinical features and management according to the most recent literature. PMID:15123047

Hakim, Alan; Grahame, Rodney

2003-12-01

71

15 CFR 295.25 - Special rule for the valuation of transfers between separately-owned joint venture members.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... NIST EXTRAMURAL PROGRAMS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM Assistance to...Joint Research and Development Ventures § 295...including computer software, and services...joint research and development program. (c)...

2010-01-01

72

Nano-scale topography of bearing surface in advanced alumina/zirconia hip joint before and after severe exposure in water vapor environment.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to perform a surface morphology assessment with nanometer scale resolution on femoral heads made of an advanced zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) composite. Femoral heads were characterized to a degree of statistical accuracy in the as-received state and after exposures up to 100 h in severe vapor-moist environment. Surface screening was made using an atomic force microscope (AFM). Scanning was systematically repeated on portions of surface as large as several tens of micrometers, randomly selected on the head surface, to achieve sufficient statistical reliability without lowering the nanometer-scale spatial resolution of the roughness measurement. No significant difference was found in the recorded values of surface roughness after environmental exposure (at 134 degrees C, under 2 bar), which was always comparable to that of the as-received head. Surface roughness safely lay <10 nm after environmental exposures up to 100 h, which corresponded to an exposure time in vivo of several human lifetimes (i.e., according to an experimentally derived thermal activation energy). In addition, the roughness results were significantly (about one order of magnitude) lower as compared to those recorded on femoral heads made of monolithic zirconia tested under the same conditions. PMID:20058275

Pezzotti, Giuseppe; Saito, Takuma; Padeletti, Giuseppina; Cossari, Pierluigi; Yamamoto, Kengo

2010-06-01

73

Joint Sealants for Horizontal Pavement Joints—Specifically Bridge Joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

The various types of materials that have been used to seal bridge joints have been reviewed. Some of the bridge engineers joint material requirements have been listed together with the advantages and disadvantages of the three most widely used bridge joint sealants being specified and used today. It is felt that the cold applied two component asphalt-modified polyurethane sealants come

Thomas J. Green

1969-01-01

74

Joint attention and language evolution  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study investigates how more advanced joint attentional mechanisms, rather than only shared attention between two agents and an object, can be implemented and how they influence the results of language games played by these agents. We present computer simulations with language games showing that adding constructs that mimic the three stages of joint attention identified in children's early development (checking attention, following attention, and directing attention) substantially increase the performance of agents in these language games. In particular, the rates of improved performance for the individual attentional mechanisms have the same ordering as that of the emergence of these mechanisms in infants' development. These results suggest that language evolution and joint attentional mechanisms have developed in a co-evolutionary way, and that the evolutionary emergence of the individual attentional mechanisms is ordered just like their developmental emergence.

Kwisthout, Johan; Vogt, Paul; Haselager, Pim; Dijkstra, Ton

2008-06-01

75

Spacesuit mobility joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Joints for use in interconnecting adjacent segments of an hermetically sealed spacesuit which have low torques, low leakage and a high degree of reliability are described. Each of the joints is a special purpose joint characterized by substantially constant volume and low torque characteristics. Linkages which restrain the joint from longitudinal distension and a flexible, substantially impermeable diaphragm of tubular configuration spanning the distance between pivotally supported annuli are featured. The diaphragms of selected joints include rolling convolutions for balancing the joints, while various joints include wedge-shaped sections which enhance the range of motion for the joints.

Vykukal, H. C. (inventor)

1978-01-01

76

Spacesuit mobility knee joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Pressure suit mobility joints are for use in interconnecting adjacent segments of an hermetically sealed spacesuit in which low torques, low leakage and a high degree of reliability are required. Each of the joints is a special purpose joint characterized by substantially constant volume and low torque characteristics and includes linkages which restrain the joint from longitudinal distension and includes a flexible, substantially impermeable diaphragm of tubular configuration spanning the distance between pivotally supported annuli. The diaphragms of selected joints include rolling convolutions for balancing the joints, while various joints include wedge-shaped sections which enhance the range of motion for the joints.

Vykukal, H. C. (inventor)

1979-01-01

77

Proprioception and joint stability  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present paper the current clinical knowledge about proprioception is given for the shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow and the radiocarpal joint. Proprioceptive capabilities are decreased after joint injuries such as ACL or meniscus tears, shoulder dislocation, ankle sprain and in joints with degenerative joint disease. Some surgical procedures seem to restore the proprioceptive abilities; others do not. Elastic knee

J. Jerosch; M. Prymka

1996-01-01

78

Research, part of a Special Feature on Implementing Participatory Water Management: Recent Advances in Theory, Practice and Evaluation Supporting the Shift from State Water to Community Water: Lessons from a Social Learning Approach to Designing Joint Irrigation Projects in Morocco  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on the evaluation of a participatory approach aimed at supporting groups of small-scale farmers in the design of joint drip irrigation projects. Our idea was to create a sustainable social learning environment in which they could acquire adaptive knowledge about new irrigation technology and about designing and managing a joint irrigation project while at the same time

Marcel Kuper; Mathieu Dionnet; Ali Hammani; Younes Bekkar; Patrice Garin; Bettina Bluemling

79

Butt Joint Tool Commissioning  

SciTech Connect

ITER Central Solenoid uses butt joints for connecting the pancakes in the CS module. The principles of the butt joining of the CICC were developed by the JAPT during CSMC project. The difference between the CSMC butt joint and the CS butt joint is that the CS butt joint is an in-line joint, while the CSMC is a double joint through a hairpin jumper. The CS butt joint has to carry the hoop load. The straight length of the joint is only 320 mm, and the vacuum chamber around the joint has to have a split in the clamp shell. These requirements are challenging. Fig.1 presents a CSMC joint, and Fig.2 shows a CS butt joint. The butt joint procedure was verified and demonstrated. The tool is capable of achieving all specified parameters. The vacuum in the end was a little higher than the target, which is not critical and readily correctable. We consider, tentatively that the procedure is established. Unexpectedly, we discover significant temperature nonuniformity in the joint cross section, which is not formally a violation of the specs, but is a point of concern. All testing parameters are recorded for QA purposes. We plan to modify the butt joining tool to improve its convenience of operation and provide all features necessary for production of butt joints by qualified personnel.

Martovetsky, N N

2007-12-06

80

Adhesive joint and composites modeling in SIERRA.  

SciTech Connect

Polymers and fiber-reinforced polymer matrix composites play an important role in many Defense Program applications. Recently an advanced nonlinear viscoelastic model for polymers has been developed and incorporated into ADAGIO, Sandia's SIERRA-based quasi-static analysis code. Standard linear elastic shell and continuum models for fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix composites have also been added to ADAGIO. This report details the use of these models for advanced adhesive joint and composites simulations carried out as part of an Advanced Simulation and Computing Advanced Deployment (ASC AD) project. More specifically, the thermo-mechanical response of an adhesive joint when loaded during repeated thermal cycling is simulated, the response of some composite rings under internal pressurization is calculated, and the performance of a composite container subjected to internal pressurization, thermal loading, and distributed mechanical loading is determined. Finally, general comparisons between the continuum and shell element approaches for modeling composites using ADAGIO are given.

Ohashi, Yuki; Brown, Arthur A.; Hammerand, Daniel Carl; Adolf, Douglas Brian; Chambers, Robert S.; Foulk, James W., III (.,; )

2005-11-01

81

Large displacement spherical joint  

DOEpatents

A new class of spherical joints has a very large accessible full cone angle, a property which is beneficial for a wide range of applications. Despite the large cone angles, these joints move freely without singularities.

Bieg, Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM); Benavides, Gilbert L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2002-01-01

82

Joint Injection/Aspiration  

MedlinePLUS

... osteoarthritis. What usually is injected into the joint space? Corticosteroids (such as methylprednisolone and triamcinolone formulated to ... for producing inflammation and pain within the joint space. Although corticosteroids may also be successfully used in ...

83

Arch & Chord Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Arch & Chord Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie & Crossbracing Joint Detail - Dunlapsville Covered Bridge, Spanning East Fork Whitewater River, Dunlapsville, Union County, IN

84

Jointly Poisson processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

What constitutes jointly Poisson processes remains an unresolved issue. This report reviews the current state of the theory and indicates how the accepted but unproven model equals that resulting from the small time-interval limit of jointly Bernoulli processes. One intriguing consequence of these models is that jointly Poisson processes can only be positively correlated as measured by the correlation coefficient

D. H. Johnson; I. N. Goodman

2009-01-01

85

Instability of the distal radioulnar joint.  

PubMed

The distal radioulnar joint is a complex structure necessary for forearm motion and force transmission across the wrist. Anatomic and biomechanical advances have revealed broad contributions to distal radioulnar joint stability and refined our understanding of the forces acting across it. Instability often co-occurs with other modes of pathology, such as arthrosis or malunion; and appropriate diagnosis and treatment require a comprehensive understanding of all contributing factors. Distal radioulnar joint instability can be broadly categorized as primary, post-traumatic or post-surgical. Treatment strategies include percutaneous, arthroscopic, soft-tissue, osteotomy and arthroplasty techniques. The purpose of this article is to review distal radioulnar joint instability and its management. PMID:24619248

Zimmerman, R M; Jupiter, J B

2014-09-01

86

Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine  

E-print Network

An Advanced Technology Center of The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Jointly Administered Shatkin 41 Education, Training and Technology Transfer 43 Lectures and Seminars 44 CABM Lecture Series 45: Struct. Funct. Gen., Science and Trends Genetics. These original findings increased our understanding

87

Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine  

E-print Network

An Advanced Technology Center of The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Jointly Administered and Technology Transfer 45 Lectures and Seminars 46 CABM Lecture Series 47 Annual Retreat 48 17th Annual including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders of children and adults, developmental defects, as well as AIDS

88

Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine  

E-print Network

An Advanced Technology Center of the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Jointly Administered 50 Molecular Virology Aaron Shatkin 53 Education, Training and Technology Transfer 55 Lectures expression in cancer. Autism, neural development and neurodegenerative diseases of children are the focus

89

Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine  

E-print Network

An Advanced Technology Center of The New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology Jointly Administered, Training and Technology Transfer 43 Lectures and Seminars 44 CABM Lecture Series 45 Annual Retreat 46 15th of their latest research, designed to understand better and ultimately prevent AIDS, cancer, neurological

90

Advancements in HMD technology: the DARPA-sponsored SCENICC program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we report on the technical developments of the head worn display (HWD) for DARPA's SCENICC program. The goal of the SCENICC program is to provide the warfighter with vision capabilities exceeding normal human vision. This is being achieved with an advanced imaging system that is able to capture the surrounding scene with superior visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and wavelength sensitivity. With this increased visual information density, intelligent image processing provides imagery to the wearer's eyes via an advanced HWD. The goal of this HWD is to provide digital visual information at the limits of human perception over a field of view near the human peripheral vision limits. This represents a tremendous amount of information requiring novel concepts in order to achieve such ambitious goals. One important concept is the use of imaging optics located directly on the eye, moving with the eye as it changes its gaze angle. A second concept is the use of demagnification optics to convert a large, low spatial resolution image into a smaller, high spatial resolution image. This is done in conjunction with image processing that is constantly modifying the image presented based on real-time pupil tracking. In addition to enabling a high performance optical system, integrating the imaging optical components into contact lenses eliminates much of the bulky imaging optics from the HWD itself creating a high performance wearable display in a standard protective eyewear form factor. The resulting quantum advance in HWD performance will enable HWDs to expand well beyond their current limited roles.

Sprague, Randall; Zhang, Arthur; Cookson, Scott; Hendricks, Lee; O'Brien, Tyrone; Ford, Joseph; Tremblay, Eric; Rutherford, Todd; Reinert, Doug; Johnson, Adam

2013-05-01

91

Joint warfare system (JWARS)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Joint Warfare System (JWARS) is a campaign-level model of military operations that is currently being developed under contract by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for use by OSD, the Joint Staff, the Services, and the War fighting Commands. The behavior of military forces can be simulated from ports of embarkation through to their activities in combat.

A. Simlote

2003-01-01

92

Campylobacter Prosthetic Joint Infection  

PubMed Central

A 75-year-old man was diagnosed with probable Campylobacter jejuni prosthetic knee infection after a diarrheal illness. Joint aspirate and operative cultures were negative, but PCR of prosthesis sonicate fluid was positive, as was stool culture. Nineteen additional cases of Campylobacter prosthetic joint infection reported in the literature are reviewed. PMID:24523462

Vasoo, Shawn; Schwab, Jeramy J.; Cunningham, Scott A.; Robinson, Trisha J.; Cass, Joseph R.; Berbari, Elie F.; Walker, Randall C.; Osmon, Douglas R.

2014-01-01

93

Differential Diagnosis of Pain Around the Hip Joint  

Microsoft Academic Search

The differential diagnosis of hip pain is broad and includes intra-articular pathology, extra-articular pathology, and mimickers, including the joints of the pelvic ring. With the current advancements in hip arthroscopy, more patients are being evaluated for hip pain. In recent years, our understanding of the functional anatomy around the hip has improved. In addition, because of advancements in magnetic resonance

Lisa M. Tibor; Jon K. Sekiya

2008-01-01

94

Parameter identification for joint elements in a revolute-joint detector manipulator.  

SciTech Connect

A revolute-joint robot is being developed for the spatial positioning of an x-ray detector at the Advanced Photon Source. Commercially available revolute-joint manipulators do not meet our size, positioning, or payload specifications. One idea being considered is the modification of a commercially available robot, with the goal of improving the repeatability and trajectory accuracy. Theoretical, computational, and experimental procedures are being used to (1) identify, (2) simulate the dynamics of an existing robot system using a multibody approach, and eventually (3) design an improved version, with low dynamic positioning uncertainty. A key aspect of the modeling and performance prediction is accurate stiffness and damping values for the robot joints. This paper discusses the experimental identification of the stiffness and damping parameters for one robot harmonic drive joint.

Preissner, C.; Shu, D.; Royston, T.; Experimental Facilities Division (APS); Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

2005-01-01

95

Equivalent Continuum Modeling for Shock Wave Propagation in Jointed Media  

SciTech Connect

This study presents discrete and continuum simulations of shock wave propagating through jointed media. The simulations were performed using the Lagrangian hydrocode GEODYN-L with joints treated explicitly using an advanced contact algorithm. They studied both isotropic and anisotropic joint representations. For an isotropically jointed geologic medium, the results show that the properties of the joints can be combined with the properties of the intact rock to develop an equivalent continuum model suitable for analyzing wave propagation through the jointed medium. For an anisotropically jointed geologic medium, they found it difficult to develop an equivalent continuum (EC) model that matches the response derived from mesoscopic simulation. They also performed simulations of wave propagation through jointed media. Two appraoches are suggested for modeling the rock mass. In one approach, jointed are modeled explicitly in a Lagrangian framework with appropriate contact algorithms used to track motion along the interfaces. In the other approach, the effect of joints is taken into account using a constitutive model derived from mesoscopic simulations.

Vorobiev, O; Antoun, T

2009-12-11

96

Hip joint replacement - series (image)  

MedlinePLUS

... pain that limits what you can do. Hip joint replacement is usually done in people age 60 and ... Hip joint replacement is surgery to replace all or part of the hip joint with a man-made or artificial ...

97

Pressure vessel flex joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An airtight, flexible joint is disclosed for the interfacing of two pressure vessels such as between the Space Station docking tunnel and the Space Shuttle Orbiter bulkhead adapter. The joint provides for flexibility while still retaining a structural link between the two vessels required due to the loading created by the internal/external pressure differential. The joint design provides for limiting the axial load carried across the joint to a specific value, a function returned in the Orbiter/Station tunnel interface. The flex joint comprises a floating structural segment which is permanently attached to one of the pressure vessels through the use of an inflatable seal. The geometric configuration of the joint causes the tension between the vessels created by the internal gas pressure to compress the inflatable seal. The inflation pressure of the seal is kept at a value above the internal/external pressure differential of the vessels in order to maintain a controlled distance between the floating segment and pressure vessel. The inflatable seal consists of either a hollow torus-shaped flexible bladder or two rolling convoluted diaphragm seals which may be reinforced by a system of straps or fabric anchored to the hard structures. The joint acts as a flexible link to allow both angular motion and lateral displacement while it still contains the internal pressure and holds the axial tension between the vessels.

Kahn, Jon B. (inventor)

1992-01-01

98

Advance Directives  

MedlinePLUS

... saved articles window. My Saved Articles » My ACS » Advance Directives Download Printable Version [PDF] » An advance health care ... to get started. Why do you need an advance directive? What is an advance directive? Types of advance ...

99

Acromioclavicular joint dislocations.  

PubMed

Acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation is a common injury especially among sportsmen. There is still a lack of consensus on whether to conserve or operate type III AC joint dislocations. Even among surgeons inclined to operate AC joint dislocations there is no unanimity on which surgical technique. There are a plethora of choices between mechanical fixation or synthetic materials or biologic anatomic reconstructions. Even among surgeons, there is a choice between open repairs and the latest-arthroscopic reconstructions. This review of AC joint dislocations intends to analyze the available surgical options, a critical analysis of existing literature, actual technique of anatomic repair, and also accompanying complications. PMID:24431027

Babhulkar, Ashish; Pawaskar, Aditya

2014-03-01

100

Wave Propagation in Jointed Geologic Media  

SciTech Connect

Predictive modeling capabilities for wave propagation in a jointed geologic media remain a modern day scientific frontier. In part this is due to a lack of comprehensive understanding of the complex physical processes associated with the transient response of geologic material, and in part it is due to numerical challenges that prohibit accurate representation of the heterogeneities that influence the material response. Constitutive models whose properties are determined from laboratory experiments on intact samples have been shown to over-predict the free field environment in large scale field experiments. Current methodologies for deriving in situ properties from laboratory measured properties are based on empirical equations derived for static geomechanical applications involving loads of lower intensity and much longer durations than those encountered in applications of interest involving wave propagation. These methodologies are not validated for dynamic applications, and they do not account for anisotropic behavior stemming from direcitonal effects associated with the orientation of joint sets in realistic geologies. Recent advances in modeling capabilities coupled with modern high performance computing platforms enable physics-based simulations of jointed geologic media with unprecedented details, offering a prospect for significant advances in the state of the art. This report provides a brief overview of these modern computational approaches, discusses their advantages and limitations, and attempts to formulate an integrated framework leading to the development of predictive modeling capabilities for wave propagation in jointed and fractured geologic materials.

Antoun, T

2009-12-17

101

Improved orthopedic arm joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Joint permits smooth and easy movement of disabled arm and is smaller, lighter and less expensive than previous models. Device is interchangeable and may be used on either arm at the shoulder or at the elbow.

Dane, D. H.

1971-01-01

102

Joint Services Electronics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An annual report of the JSEP (Joint Services Electronics Program) in solid state electronics, quantum electronics, information electronics, control and optimization, and electromagnetic phenomena is presented. Results of the research to date are summarize...

M. Tinkham

1991-01-01

103

Joint Services Electronics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An annual report of the JSEP (Joint Services Electronics Program) in solid state electronics, quantum electronics, information electronics, control and optimization, and electromagnetic phenomena is presented. Results of the research to date are summarize...

M. Tinkham

1987-01-01

104

Joint Services Electronics Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An annual report of the JSEP (Joint Services Electronic Program) in solid state electronics, quantum electronics, information electronics control and optimization and electromagnetic phenomenon is presented. Results of the research to date are summarized ...

M. Tinkham

1985-01-01

105

JOINT SEMINAR FINAL REPORT  

E-print Network

evolving from the Joint Seminar. - Peer-reviewed publications (journals, contribution to anthologies, working papers, proceedings, etc.) - Non peer-reviewed publications (journals, contribution to anthologies Application guidelines Length Clarity Intelligibility Procedures (submission, review, decision) Advising

Fuchs, Clemens

106

Culture - joint fluid  

MedlinePLUS

Joint fluid culture ... fungi, or viruses grow. This is called a culture. If such microorganisms are detected, other tests may ... is no special preparation needed for the lab culture. For information on preparing for the removal of ...

107

Joint hypermobility syndrome pain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) was initially defined as the occurrence of musculoskeletal symptoms in the presence of\\u000a joint laxity and hypermobility in otherwise healthy individuals. It is now perceived as a commonly overlooked, underdiagnosed,\\u000a multifaceted, and multisystemic heritable disorder of connective tissue (HDCT), which shares many of the phenotypic features\\u000a of other HDCTs such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Rodney Grahame

2009-01-01

108

Panel Post & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Panel Post & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail; Chord, Panel Post, Tie Bar, & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Chord, Tie Bar, & Crossbracing Joint Detail - Medora Bridge, Spanning East Fork of White River at State Route 235, Medora, Jackson County, IN

109

High pressure ceramic joint  

DOEpatents

Many recuperators have components which react to corrosive gases and are used in applications where the donor fluid includes highly corrosive gases. These recuperators have suffered reduced life, increased service or maintenance, and resulted in increased cost. The present joint when used with recuperators increases the use of ceramic components which do not react to highly corrosive gases. Thus, the present joint used with the present recuperator increases the life, reduces the service and maintenance, and reduces the increased cost associated with corrosive action of components used to manufacture recuperators. The present joint is comprised of a first ceramic member, a second ceramic member, a mechanical locking device having a groove defined in one of the first ceramic member and the second ceramic member. The joint and the mechanical locking device is further comprised of a refractory material disposed in the groove and contacting the first ceramic member and the second ceramic member. The present joint mechanically provides a high strength load bearing joint having good thermal cycling characteristics, good resistance to a corrosive environment and good steady state strength at elevated temperatures.

Ward, Michael E. (Poway, CA); Harkins, Bruce D. (San Diego, CA)

1993-01-01

110

Genesis and morphogenesis of limb synovial joints and articular cartilage.  

PubMed

Limb synovial joints are intricate structures composed of articular cartilage, synovial membranes, ligaments and an articular capsule. Together, these tissues give each joint its unique shape, organization and biomechanical function. Articular cartilage itself is rather complex and organized in distinct zones, including the superficial zone that produces lubricants and contains stem/progenitor cells. For many years there has been great interest in deciphering the mechanisms by which the joints form and come to acquire such unique structural features and diversity. Decades ago, classic embryologists discovered that the first overt sign of joint formation at each prescribed limb site was the appearance of a dense and compact population of mesenchymal cells collectively called the interzone. Work carried out since then by several groups has provided evidence that the interzone cells actively participate in joint tissue formation over developmental time. This minireview provides a succinct but comprehensive description of the many important recent advances in this field of research. These include studies using various conditional reporter mice to genetically trace and track the origin, fate and possible function of joint progenitor cells; studies on the involvement and roles in signaling pathways and transcription factors in joint cell determination and functioning; and studies using advanced methods of gene expression analyses to uncover novel genetic determinants of joint formation and diversity. The overall advances are impressive, and the findings are not only of obvious interest and importance but also have major implications in the conception of future translational medicine tools to repair and regenerate defective, overused or aging joints. PMID:25172830

Decker, Rebekah S; Koyama, Eiki; Pacifici, Maurizio

2014-10-01

111

Dissimilar metals joint evaluation  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Dissimilar metals tubular joints between 2219-T851 aluminum alloy and 304L stainless steel were fabricated and tested to evaluate bonding processes. Joints were fabricated by four processes: (1) inertia (friction) weldings, where the metals are spun and forced together to create the weld; (2) explosive welding, where the metals are impacted together at high velocity; (3) co-extrusion, where the metals are extruded in contact at high temperature to promote diffusion; and (4) swaging, where residual stresses in the metals after a stretching operation maintain forced contact in mutual shear areas. Fifteen joints of each type were prepared and evaluated in a 6.35 cm (2.50 in.) O.D. size, with 0.32 cm (0.13 in.) wall thickness, and 7.6 cm (3.0 in) total length. The joints were tested to evaluate their ability to withstand pressure cycle, thermal cycle, galvanic corrosion and burst tests. Leakage tests and other non-destructive test techniques were used to evaluate the behavior of the joints, and the microstructure of the bond areas was analyzed.

Wakefield, M. E.; Apodaca, L. E.

1974-01-01

112

Distal radioulnar joint injuries  

PubMed Central

Distal radioulnar joint is a trochoid joint relatively new in evolution. Along with proximal radioulnar joint, forearm bones and interosseous membrane, it allows pronosupination and load transmission across the wrist. Injuries around distal radioulnar joint are not uncommon, and are usually associated with distal radius fractures,fractures of the ulnar styloid and with the eponymous Galeazzi or Essex_Lopresti fractures. The injury can be purely involving the soft tissue especially the triangular fibrocartilage or the radioulnar ligaments. The patients usually present with ulnar sided wrist pain, features of instability, or restriction of rotation. Difficulty in carrying loads in the hand is a major constraint for these patients. Thorough clinical examination to localize point of tenderness and appropriate provocative tests help in diagnosis. Radiology and MRI are extremely useful, while arthroscopy is the gold standard for evaluation. The treatment protocols are continuously evolving and range from conservative, arthroscopic to open surgical methods. Isolated dislocation are uncommon. Basal fractures of the ulnar styloid tend to make the joint unstable and may require operative intervention. Chronic instability requires reconstruction of the stabilizing ligaments to avoid onset of arthritis. Prosthetic replacement in arthritis is gaining acceptance in the management of arthritis. PMID:23162140

Thomas, Binu P; Sreekanth, Raveendran

2012-01-01

113

A mathematical model for mapping EMG signal to joint torque for the human elbow joint using nonlinear regression  

Microsoft Academic Search

Numerous researchers have investigated the relationship between EMG and joint torque. Most of these studies use some conventional filtering (i.e. rectification followed by low pass filtering) to estimate the electromyogram (EMG) amplitude and then relate it to the joint torque. Currently some advanced pre-processing techniques (i.e. signal whitening) are also used to estimate the EMG amplitude and then relate it

Khalil Ullah; Jung-Hoon Kim

2009-01-01

114

Instrumented Bolts Would Measure Shear Forces In Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Bolts instrumented with strain gauges used to measure shear forces. Bolts installed in multiple-bolt lap joints to obtain data on distribution of stresses and deformations in and around joints. Strain gauges indicate share of applied load borne by each individual bolt. In original application, bolted panels made of advanced refractory composite materials designed to withstand use at temperatures up to 4,000 degrees F. Also applicable to other joint materials and measurement of shear loads in other connections such as, shear loads on shafts in pulleys or gears.

Sawyer, James Wayne; Mcwithey, Robert R.

1994-01-01

115

Evolving flexible joint morphologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transferring virtual robotic designs into physical robots has become possible with the development of 3D printers. Accurately simulating the performance of real robots in a virtual environment requires modeling a variety of conditions, including the physical composition of the robots themselves. In this paper, we investigate how modeling material flexibility through the use of a passive joint affects the resulting

Jared M. Moore; Philip K. McKinley

2012-01-01

116

Joint Durability The problem?  

E-print Network

;Interfacial Zone? #12;Walking a Cliff Edge · In situ air content · w/cm · Saturation · Salts #12;Base Permeability #12;An Example #12;So · Water has to be prevented from saturating the concrete · Prevent water from ponding in the joint · Prevent water from penetrating from the base · Permeability of the concrete

117

Advances in Plastic Surgery  

PubMed Central

Recent progress in plastic surgery has been rapid and many new techniques have been developed. Reconstructive procedures have been advanced by a better understanding of the anatomy of the blood supply to skin and muscle, with the subsequent development of the use of axial flaps, musculocutaneous flaps and neurosensory flaps. Burn treatment has advanced greatly, making it possible to successfully treat larger and more complicated burns. The development of microsurgery has made possible free-flap transfer and replantation of amputated parts. Advances in surgical procedures on the hands include a realization that primary repair of lacerated tendons and nerves will give good results. Replacement joints have been developed that can be used in hands for joints destroyed by arthritis or trauma. Craniofacial surgery is a new field of endeavor in plastic surgery, involving new techniques that can be used to treat exophthalmos of Graves' disease and the facial deformities resulting from gigantism and acromegaly. Head and neck procedures have advanced, with the emphasis on immediate reconstruction using new flaps. Techniques for treating cleft lip and palate have been refined. Encouraging results have been reported in the treatment of nevus flammeus with argon lasers. In aesthetic surgical procedures, the aim is for safety and consistent long-lasting results. Improved understanding of the physiology and treatment of radionecrosis has evolved. PMID:7072237

McDonald, Harold D.; Vasconez, Luis O.

1982-01-01

118

Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) Mission System (JMS)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

US space capabilities benefit the economy, national security, international relationships, scientific discovery, and our quality of life. Realizing these space responsibilities is challenging not only because the space domain is increasingly congested, contested, and competitive but is further complicated by the legacy space situational awareness (SSA) systems approaching end of life and inability to provide the breadth of SSA and command and control (C2) of space forces in this challenging domain. JMS will provide the capabilities to effectively employ space forces in this challenging domain. Requirements for JMS were developed based on regular, on-going engagement with the warfighter. The use of DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) products facilitated requirements scoping and understanding and transferred directly to defining and documenting the requirements in the approved Capability Development Document (CDD). As part of the risk reduction efforts, the Electronic System Center (ESC) JMS System Program Office (SPO) fielded JMS Capability Package (CP) 0 which includes an initial service oriented architecture (SOA) and user defined operational picture (UDOP) along with force status, sensor management, and analysis tools. Development efforts are planned to leverage and integrate prototypes and other research projects from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Research Laboratories, Space Innovation and Development Center, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Lincoln Laboratories. JMS provides a number of benefits to the space community: a reduction in operational “transaction time” to accomplish key activities and processes; ability to process the increased volume of metric observations from new sensors (e.g., SBSS, SST, Space Fence), as well as owner/operator ephemerides thus enhancing the high accuracy near-real-time catalog, and greater automation of SSA data sharing supporting collaboration with government, civil, commercial, and foreign entities. Continued success in JMS depends on continued support from across the space community. Key activities where community participation is essential include the C2 SSA Community of Interest (COI) development and refinement, creative strategies for faster, better, cheaper development, and defining the next set of capabilities.

Morton, M.; Roberts, T.

2011-09-01

119

MIGRATION DES JOINTS DE GRAINS LA MIGRATION DES JOINTS INTERGRANULAIRES  

E-print Network

MIGRATION DES JOINTS DE GRAINS LA MIGRATION DES JOINTS INTERGRANULAIRES O. DIMITROV Centre d nombre de faits fondamentaux concernant la migration des joints de grains sont brièvement rappelés considérant les forces qui provoquent ou qui freinent la migration. L'évolution des modèles proposés pour

Boyer, Edmond

120

Decoupled Control of Flexure Jointed Hexapods Using Estimated Joint Space  

E-print Network

1 Decoupled Control of Flexure Jointed Hexapods Using Estimated Joint Space Mass-Inertia Matrix of flexure jointed hexapods (or Stewart platforms), a new decoupling method is proposed. The new decoupling. Keywords Vibration isolation, decoupling control, Stewart platform, precision robots, hexapod, symmetric

Chen, Yixin

121

Advances in GPS translator technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1974, two generations of tracking systems employing Global Positioning System (GPS) translators have supported the Navy Trident Fleet Ballistic Missile program. Currently a third generation system is being developed by the GPS Range Applications Joint Program Office (RAJPO) for the SD1 Exoatmospheric Reentry Intercept System (ERIS) program. Further advances in technology are expected to significantly reduce the size, weight

John B. McConnell; Robert H. Greenberg; Robert B. Pickett; Phillip C. Wildhagen; Alison K. Brown

1989-01-01

122

Shoulder Joint For Protective Suit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Shoulder joint allows full range of natural motion: wearer senses little or no resisting force or torque. Developed for space suit, joint offers advantages in protective garments for underwater work, firefighting, or cleanup of hazardous materials.

Kosmo, Joseph J.; Smallcombe, Richard D.

1994-01-01

123

Rolling contact orthopaedic joint design  

E-print Network

Arthroplasty, the practice of rebuilding diseased biological joints using engineering materials, is often used to treat severe arthritis of the knee and hip. Prosthetic joints have been created in a "biomimetic" manner to ...

Slocum, Alexander Henry, Jr

2013-01-01

124

Double slotted socket spherical joint  

DOEpatents

A new class of spherical joints is disclosed. These spherical joints are capable of extremely large angular displacements (full cone angles in excess of 270.degree.), while exhibiting no singularities or dead spots in their range of motion. These joints can improve or simplify a wide range of mechanical devices.

Bieg, Lothar F. (Albuquerque, NM); Benavides, Gilbert L. (Albuquerque, NM)

2001-05-22

125

Phase 1 Program Joint Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report consists of inputs from each of the Phase I Program Joint Working Groups. The Working Groups were tasked to describe the organizational structure and work processes that they used during the program, joint accomplishments, lessons learned, and applications to the International Space Station Program. This report is a top-level joint reference document that contains information of interest to both countries.

Nield, George C. (Editor); Vorobiev, Pavel Mikhailovich (Editor)

1999-01-01

126

The Challenges of Joint Attention  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the concept of joint at- tention and the dierent skills underlying its development. We argue that joint attention is much more than gaze following or simul- taneous looking because it implies a shared intentional relation to the world. The current state-of-the-art in robotic and computational models of the dierent prerequisites of joint attention is discussed in relation

Frederic Kaplan; Verena V. Hafner

2004-01-01

127

Improving the fatigue resistance of adhesive joints in laminated wood structures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The premature fatigue failure of a laminated wood\\/epoxy test beam containing a cross-section finger joint was the subject of a multidisciplinary investigation to assess and advance the technology of adhesive joints in composite wood structures. This investigation, which has wide-spread applicability to all adhesively bonded joints, included (1) analysis of the data collected during fatigue testing, (2) microscopic examination of

T. L. Laufenberg; B. H. River; L. L. Murmanis; A. W. Christiansen

1988-01-01

128

Joint hypermobility syndrome pain.  

PubMed

Joint hypermobility syndrome (JHS) was initially defined as the occurrence of musculoskeletal symptoms in the presence of joint laxity and hypermobility in otherwise healthy individuals. It is now perceived as a commonly overlooked, underdiagnosed, multifaceted, and multisystemic heritable disorder of connective tissue (HDCT), which shares many of the phenotypic features of other HDCTs such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Whereas the additional flexibility can confer benefits in terms of mobility and agility, adverse effects of tissue laxity and fragility can give rise to clinical consequences that resonate far beyond the confines of the musculoskeletal system. There is hardly a clinical specialty to be found that is not touched in one way or another by JHS. Over the past decade, it has become evident that of all the complications that may arise in JHS, chronic pain is arguably the most menacing and difficult to treat. PMID:19889283

Grahame, Rodney

2009-12-01

129

Joint Venture Marketing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joint venture marketing links a for profit organization with a non-profit organization for their mutual benefit. Since American Express launched its 1981 Statue of Liberty\\/Ellis Island campaign, the strategy has proliferated among all types of health care organizations, manufacturers and even financial and educational institutions. With the successes have come concerns about non-profits having to compromise their integrity, the elimination

Nora Ganin Barnes

1991-01-01

130

Jointly Poisson processes  

Microsoft Academic Search

What constitutes jointly Poisson processes remains an unresolved issue. This\\u000areport reviews the current state of the theory and indicates how the accepted\\u000abut unproven model equals that resulting from the small time-interval limit of\\u000ajointly Bernoulli processes. One intriguing consequence of these models is that\\u000ajointly Poisson processes can only be positively correlated as measured by the\\u000acorrelation coefficient

Don H. Johnson; Ilan N. Goodman

2009-01-01

131

Prosthetic elbow joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An artificial, manually positionable elbow joint for use in an upper extremity, above-elbow, prosthetic is described. The prosthesis provides a locking feature that is easily controlled by the wearer. The instant elbow joint is very strong and durable enough to withstand the repeated heavy loadings encountered by a wearer who works in an industrial, construction, farming, or similar environment. The elbow joint of the present invention comprises a turntable, a frame, a forearm, and a locking assembly. The frame generally includes a housing for the locking assembly and two protruding ears. The forearm includes an elongated beam having a cup-shaped cylindrical member at one end and a locking wheel having a plurality of holes along a circular arc on its other end with a central bore for pivotal attachment to the protruding ears of the frame. The locking assembly includes a collar having a central opening with a plurality of internal grooves, a plurality of internal cam members each having a chamfered surface at one end and a V-shaped slot at its other end; an elongated locking pin having a crown wheel with cam surfaces and locking lugs secured thereto; two coiled compression springs; and a flexible filament attached to one end of the elongated locking pin and extending from the locking assembly for extending and retracting the locking pin into the holes in the locking wheel to permit selective adjustment of the forearm relative to the frame. In use, the turntable is affixed to the upper arm part of the prosthetic in the conventional manner, and the cup-shaped cylindrical member on one end of the forearm is affixed to the forearm piece of the prosthetic in the conventional manner. The elbow joint is easily adjusted and locked between maximum flex and extended positions.

Weddendorf, Bruce C. (inventor)

1994-01-01

132

Formation of tough composite joints  

SciTech Connect

Joints which exhibit tough fracture behavior were formed in a composite with a Si/SiC matrix reinforced with Textron SCS-6 fibers with either boron nitride or silicon nitride fiber coatings. In composites with BN coatings fibers were aligned uniaxially, while composites with Si{sub 3}N{sub 4}-coated fibers had a 0/90{degree} architecture. Lapped joints (joints with overlapping fingers) were necessary to obtain tough behavior. Geometrical requirements necessary to avoid brittle joint failure have been proposed. Joints with a simple overlap geometry (only a few fingers) would have to be very long in order to prevent brittle failure. Typical failure in these joints is caused by a crack propagating along the interfaces between the joint fingers. Joints of the same overall length, but with geometry changed to be symmetric about the joint centerline and with an extra shear surface exhibited tough fractures accompanied with extensive fiber pullout. The initial matrix cracking of these joints was relatively low because cracks propagated easily through the ends of the fingers. Joints with an optimized stepped sawtooth geometry produced composite-like failures with the stress/strain curves containing an elastic region followed by a region of rising stress with an increase of strain. Increasing the fiber/matrix interfacial strength from 9 to 25 MPa, by changing the fiber coating, increased matrix cracking and ultimate strength of the composite significantly. The best joints had matrix cracking stress and ultimate strength of 138 and 240 MPa, respectively. Joint failure was preceded by multiple matrix cracking in the entire composite. The high strength of the joints will permit building of structures containing joints with only a minor reduction of design stresses.

Brun, M.K. [GE Corporate Research and Development, Schenectady, NY (United States)

1997-05-01

133

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1982 JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON STATIONARY COMBUSTION NOX CONTROL. VOLUME 1. UTILITY BOILER APPLICATIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

The proceedings document more than 50 papers describing recent advances in NOx control technology that were presented at the 1982 Joint Symposium on Stationary Combustion NOx Control. The papers covered the following topics: utility boiler field experience; NOx regulations; advan...

134

New Joint B.A. Programs Combining the study of LINGUISTICS with  

E-print Network

, and CULTURE French & Linguistics Italian & Linguistics Japanese & Linguistics Spanish & Linguistics last of advanced language, linguistics, culture, film, or literature. ! One additional elective from among level); or other course with advisor approval. Hegis Code: 1147 #12;The joint major in Italian

Goldberg, Bennett

135

Oral Presentation Track 1: Bone Mechanics -Joint ESB Track  

E-print Network

and stiffness of cancellous bone are key determinants of the fracture risk. However, standard imaging (DEXA, QCT (FE) modeling of cancellous bone, which is expected to support clinical assessment of the fractureOral Presentation Track 1: Bone Mechanics - Joint ESB Track 1.1. Advanced Detection of Bone Quality

Gefen, Amit

136

49 CFR 213.121 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Transportation 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.121 Section 213.121 Transportation...SAFETY STANDARDS Track Structure § 213.121 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2011-10-01

137

49 CFR 213.121 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Transportation 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.121 Section 213.121 Transportation...SAFETY STANDARDS Track Structure § 213.121 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2013-10-01

138

49 CFR 213.121 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Transportation 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.121 Section 213.121 Transportation...SAFETY STANDARDS Track Structure § 213.121 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2012-10-01

139

49 CFR 213.121 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.121 Section 213.121 Transportation...SAFETY STANDARDS Track Structure § 213.121 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2010-10-01

140

ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY  

SciTech Connect

This report includes a review of the progress made in ACTF Flow Loop development and research during 90 days pre-award period (May 15-July 14, 1999) and the following three months after the project approval date (July15-October 15, 1999) The report presents information on the following specific subjects; (a) Progress in Advanced Cuttings Transport Facility design and development, (b) Progress report on the research project ''Study of Flow of Synthetic Drilling Fluids Under Elevated Pressure and Temperature Conditions'', (c) Progress report on the research project ''Study of Cuttings Transport with Foam Under LPAT Conditions (Joint Project with TUDRP)'', (d) Progress report on the research project ''Study of Cuttings Transport with Aerated Muds Under LPAT Conditions (Joint Project with TUDRP)'', (e) Progress report on the research project ''Study of Foam Flow Behavior Under EPET Conditions'', (f) Progress report on the instrumentation tasks (Tasks 11 and 12) (g) Activities towards technology transfer and developing contacts with oil and service company members.

Ergun Kuru; Stefan Miska; Nicholas Takach; Kaveh Ashenayi; Gerald Kane; Len Volk; Mark Pickell; Evren Ozbayoglu; Barkim Demirdal; Paco Vieira; Affonso Lourenco

1999-10-15

141

Experimental Robot Position Sensor Fault Tolerance Using Accelerometers and Joint Torque Sensors  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Robot systems in critical applications, such as those in space and nuclear environments, must be able to operate during component failure to complete important tasks. One failure mode that has received little attention is the failure of joint position sensors. Current fault tolerant designs require the addition of directly redundant position sensors which can affect joint design. The proposed method uses joint torque sensors found in most existing advanced robot designs along with easily locatable, lightweight accelerometers to provide a joint position sensor fault recovery mode. This mode uses the torque sensors along with a virtual passive control law for stability and accelerometers for joint position information. Two methods for conversion from Cartesian acceleration to joint position based on robot kinematics, not integration, are presented. The fault tolerant control method was tested on several joints of a laboratory robot. The controllers performed well with noisy, biased data and a model with uncertain parameters.

Aldridge, Hal A.; Juang, Jer-Nan

1997-01-01

142

Laboratory characterization of rock joints  

SciTech Connect

A laboratory characterization of the Apache Leap tuff joints under cyclic pseudostatic and dynamic loads has been undertaken to obtain a better understanding of dynamic joint shear behavior and to generate a complete data set that can be used for validation of existing rock-joint models. Study has indicated that available methods for determining joint roughness coefficient (JRC) significantly underestimate the roughness coefficient of the Apache Leap tuff joints, that will lead to an underestimation of the joint shear strength. The results of the direct shear tests have indicated that both under cyclic pseudostatic and dynamic loadings the joint resistance upon reverse shearing is smaller than that of forward shearing and the joint dilation resulting from forward shearing recovers during reverse shearing. Within the range of variation of shearing velocity used in these tests, the shearing velocity effect on rock-joint behavior seems to be minor, and no noticeable effect on the peak joint shear strength and the joint shear strength for the reverse shearing is observed.

Hsiung, S.M.; Kana, D.D.; Ahola, M.P.; Chowdhury, A.H.; Ghosh, A. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States). Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses

1994-05-01

143

New plastic joints for plastic orthoses.  

PubMed

Plastic joints for orthoses have more advantages than metal joints. They are lightweight, noiseless comfortable to use, rust proof, corrosion free, and radiolucent. Two types of plastic joints were developed by the authors, one for the ankle joint and the other for the knee joint, elbow joint or hip joint. Polypropylene was chosen as the joint material because of its appropriate flexibility and toughness. PMID:7079105

Watanabe, H; Kutsuna, T; Morinaga, H; Okabe, T

1982-04-01

144

Advanced Training Technologies and Learning Environments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Training Technologies and Learning Environments held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, March 9-10, 1999. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Computational Technology and NASA. Workshop attendees were from NASA, other government agencies, industry, and universities. The objective of the workshop was to assess the status and effectiveness of different advanced training technologies and learning environments.

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler); Malone, John B. (Compiler)

1999-01-01

145

Joint hypermobility syndrome.  

PubMed

Although perceived as a rare condition, joint hypermobility syndrome is common. Its prevalence in rheumatology clinics is extremely high. Early estimates suggest that it may be the most common of all rheumatologic conditions. The problem lies in the general lack of awareness of the syndrome, its means of recognition, and the resultant failure to diagnose it correctly when present. It is a worldwide problem. This article provides an overview of hypermobility and hypermobility syndrome, stressing its multisystemic nature and the negative impact that it may have on quality of life, with particular reference to gastrointestinal involvement. PMID:23597972

Fikree, Asma; Aziz, Qasim; Grahame, Rodney

2013-05-01

146

Joint services electronics program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This report is the Annual Progress Report for Joint Services Electronics Program Contract N00014-84-K-0327 for the Faculty of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory of Stanford University (S.E. Harris, Director). The report includes contributions on four units: (1) (Unit 85-1: Processor D.M. Bloom) Picosecond Optical Measurements; (2) Unit 85-2: Processor R.L. Byer) Optical and Nonlinear Optical Studies of Single Crystal Fibers; (3) (Unit 85-3: Professor G.S. Kino) Very High Frequency Signal Processing Techniques; (4) Unit 85-4: Professor C.F. Quate) Metal-Vacuum-Metal Tunneling or scanned Tunneling Microscopy.

Harris, S. E.; Bloom, D. M.; Byer, R. L.; Kino, G. S.; Quate, C. F.

1985-07-01

147

Horizontal Advanced Tensiometer  

DOEpatents

An horizontal advanced tensiometer is described that allows the monitoring of the water pressure of soil positions, particularly beneath objects or materials that inhibit the use of previous monitoring wells. The tensiometer includes a porous cup, a pressure transducer (with an attached gasket device), an adaptive chamber, at least one outer guide tube which allows access to the desired horizontal position, a transducer wire, a data logger and preferably an inner guide tube and a specialized joint which provides pressure on the inner guide tube to maintain the seal between the gasket of the transducer and the adaptive chamber.

Hubbell, Joel M.; Sisson, James B.

2004-06-22

148

Joint collaborative technology experiment  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Use of unmanned systems is rapidly growing within the military and civilian sectors in a variety of roles including reconnaissance, surveillance, explosive ordinance disposal (EOD), and force-protection and perimeter security. As utilization of these systems grows at an ever increasing rate, the need for unmanned systems teaming and inter-system collaboration becomes apparent. Collaboration provides a means of enhancing individual system capabilities through relevant data exchange that contributes to cooperative behaviors between systems and enables new capabilities not possible if the systems operate independently. A collaborative networked approach to development holds the promise of adding mission capability while simultaneously reducing the workload of system operators. The Joint Collaborative Technology Experiment (JCTE) joins individual technology development efforts within the Air Force, Navy, and Army to demonstrate the potential benefits of interoperable multiple system collaboration in a force-protection application. JCTE participants are the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Airbase Technologies Division, Force Protection Branch (AFRL/RXQF); the Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center Software Engineering Directorate (AMRDEC SED); and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center - Pacific (SSC Pacific) Unmanned Systems Branch operating with funding provided by the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (JGRE). This paper will describe the efforts to date in system development by the three partner organizations, development of collaborative behaviors and experimentation in the force-protection application, results and lessons learned at a technical demonstration, simulation results, and a path forward for future work.

Wills, Michael; Ciccimaro, Donny; Yee, See; Denewiler, Thomas; Stroumtsos, Nicholas; Messamore, John; Brown, Rodney; Skibba, Brian; Clapp, Daniel; Wit, Jeff; Shirts, Randy J.; Dion, Gary N.; Anselmo, Gary S.

2009-05-01

149

Metal to ceramic sealed joint  

DOEpatents

A metal to ceramic sealed joint which can withstand wide variations in temperature and maintain a good seal is provided for use in a device adapted to withstand thermal cycling from about 20 to about 1000 degrees C. The sealed joint includes a metal member, a ceramic member having an end portion, and an active metal braze forming a joint to seal the metal member to the ceramic member. The joint is positioned remote from the end portion of the ceramic member to avoid stresses at the ends or edges of the ceramic member. The sealed joint is particularly suited for use to form sealed metal to ceramic joints in a thermoelectric generator such as a sodium heat engine where a solid ceramic electrolyte is joined to metal parts in the system.

Lasecki, John V. (Livonia, MI); Novak, Robert F. (Farmington Hills, MI); McBride, James R. (Ypsilanti, MI)

1991-01-01

150

A Revolute Joint With Linear Load-Displacement Response for Precision Deployable Structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

NASA Langley Research center is developing key structures and mechanisms technologies for micron-accuracy, in-space deployment of future space instruments. Achieving micron-accuracy deployment requires significant advancements in deployment mechanism design such as the revolute joint presented herein. The joint presented herein exhibits a load-cycling response that is essentially linear with less than two percent hysteresis, and the joint rotates with less than one in.-oz. of resistance. A prototype reflector metering truss incorporating the joint exhibits only a few microns of kinematic error under repeated deployment and impulse loading. No other mechanically deployable structure found in literature has been demonstrated to be this kinematically accurate.

Lake, Mark S.; Warren, Peter A.; Peterson, Lee D.

1996-01-01

151

DOE-EERC jointly sponsored research program  

SciTech Connect

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21-93MC30098 funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Federal Energy Technology Center (FETC) supported the performance of a Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) with a minimum 50% nonfederal cost share to assist industry in commercializing and effectively applying efficient, nonpolluting energy technologies that can compete effectively in meeting market demands for clean fuels, chemical feedstocks, and electricity in the 21st century. The objective of the JSRP was to advance the deployment of advanced technologies for improving energy efficiency and environmental performance through jointly sponsored research on topics that would not be adequately addressed by the private sector alone. Examples of such topics include the barriers to hot-gas cleaning impeding the deployment of high-efficiency power systems and the search for practical means for sequestering CO{sub 2} generated by fossil fuel combustion. The selection of particular research projects was guided by a combination of DOE priorities and market needs, as provided by the requirement for joint venture funding approved both by DOE and the private sector sponsor. The research addressed many different energy resource and related environmental problems, with emphasis directed toward the EERC's historic lead mission in low-rank coals (LRCs), which represent approximately half of the U.S. coal resources in the conterminous states, much larger potential resources in Alaska, and a major part of the energy base in the former U.S.S.R., East Central Europe, and the Pacific Rim. The Base and JSRP agreements were tailored to the growing awareness of critical environmental issues, including water supply and quality, air toxics (e.g., mercury), fine respirable particulate matter (PM{sub 2.5}), and the goal of zero net CO{sub 2} emissions.

Hendrikson, J.G.; Sondreal, E.A.

1999-09-01

152

Rotary Joint for Heat Transfer  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Rotary joint exchanges heat between two heat pipes - one rotating and one stationary. Joint accommodates varying heat loads with little temperature drop across interface. According to concept, heat pipe enters center of disklike stationary section of joint. There, wicks in central artery of heat pipe separate into multiple strands that lead to concentric channels on rotaryinterface side of stationary disk. Thin layer of liquid sodium/potassium alloy carries heat from one member of rotary joint to other. Liquid conducts heat efficiently while permitting relative motion between members. Polypropylene rings contain liquid without interfering with rotation.

Shauback, R.

1986-01-01

153

Advanced information society(5)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Based on the advancement of information network technology information communication forms informationalized society giving significant impact on business activities and life style in it. The information network has been backed up technologically by development of computer technology and has got great contribution by enhanced computer technology and communication equipments. Information is transferred by digital and analog methods. Technical development which has brought out multifunctioned modems of communication equipments in analog mode, and construction of advanced information communication network which has come out by joint work of computer and communication under digital technique, are described. The trend in institutional matter and standardization of electrical communication is also described showing some examples of value-added network (VAN).

Tanizawa, Ippei

154

[Prosthetics of metacarpophalangeal joints].  

PubMed

Only a few of the large number of implants developed during the last decades for replacement of the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint have proven to be reliable. The rates of loosening and mechanical failure of almost all types of constrained prostheses are so high that their use cannot be recommended at present. For more than 40 years silicone arthroplasty according to Swanson has been regarded as the gold standard in the prosthetic replacement of the MCP joint. In long-term studies this device provided good pain relief and a lasting correction of preoperative ulnar deviation. The degree of patient satisfaction continues to be high after more than 10 years. With the NeuFlex spacer, a modification of the original Swanson implant, a better range of motion and a reduction of wear-related problems is expected. In this study the results of 130 NeuFlex spacers after a mean time of 3.6 years were examined and 82% of the patients were completely pain free. The mobility of the joints improved from 40 degrees preoperatively to 54 degrees after 3.6 years. Radiologically periprosthetic erosions or osteolyses were seen in approximately 15% of implants. A minimal sinking of the stems developed in 24%, a massive one in 6% and 13% of the spacers were broken. Thus the use of the NeuFlex implant resulted in a better range of motion compared to the Swanson spacer, but the problem of radiological appearance remained unchanged. For unlinked prostheses sufficient soft tissue stability is mandatory as well as wear-resistant surface materials. The pyrocarbon prosthesis according to Beckenbaugh is the only implant for which long-term results are available. In a prospective study we evaluated 28 Ascension pyrocarbon prostheses with a mean follow-up of 4 years. Stability was not found to be a problem. Subjective results were satisfactory, the range of motion remained unchanged, however 46% of prosthesis stems exhibited radiolucent seams, 7 prostheses (25%) were rated as loose and 5 of those had to be replaced by a silicone implant. Use of the implant was abandoned, as it was unreliable regarding bony fixation. There are promising concepts in some new prostheses but independent data are still lacking. PMID:17717677

Hilker, A; Miehlke, R-K; Schmidt, K

2007-09-01

155

Healthy Joints Matter What exactly is a joint?  

E-print Network

diet, avoiding injuries, and getting plenty of sleep will help you stay healthy and keep your joints be triggered by an injury to a joint, such as a knee injury that damages the cartilage. · Rheumatoid arthritis arthritis is a term often used to describe arthritis in children. Children can develop almost all types

Baker, Chris I.

156

Passive Ball Capture Joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A passive ball capture joint has a sleeve with a plurality of bores distributed about a circumference thereof and formed therethrough at an acute angle relative to the sleeve's longitudinal axis. A spring-loaded retainer is slidingly fitted in each bore and is biased such that, if allowed, will extend at least partially into the sleeve to retain a ball therein. A ring, rotatably mounted about the bores, has an interior wall defining a plurality of shaped races that bear against the spring-loaded retainers. A mechanized rotational force producer is coupled to the ring. The ring can be rotated from a first position (that presses the retainers into the sleeve to lock the ball in place) to a second position (that allows the retainers to springback out of the sleeve to release the ball).

Cloyd, Richard A. (Inventor); Bryan, Thomas C. (Inventor)

2003-01-01

157

Teflon-packed flexible joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Teflon-packed flexible joint separates the movement of the shaker from the liquid nitrogen hose during the ground testing of cryogenic zero-g equipment. The joint allows the hose to lie on the floor in a stationary position as the shaker moves back and forth, thus, the hose is not subject to violent motion.

Belmont, G. E.

1969-01-01

158

Joint mobility and motor development  

Microsoft Academic Search

The association of joint hypermobility and motor development was sequentially investigated in 715 infants from the ages of 8 to 14 months. Seven joints were evaluated for mobility, and each infant underwent a physical and neurological examination. Parents were given a Denver Developmental Parents' Questionnaire. All subjects with a general developmental delay, systemic illness or syndrome were excluded. The infants

M Jaffe; E Tirosh; A Cohen; Y Taub

1988-01-01

159

Light alloys plates welded joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the field described by the topics of the title, there are different ways to achieve the joint. One of them is the spot cold pressure welding. First, the paper presents the experimental results regarding the sharing strength test of the spot cold welded joints. The purpose of the research was to analyze different variant of welding, in order to

Valeriu Georgescu; Mihaela Iordachescu; Bogdan Georgescu

160

Exercise and the Knee Joint.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports examines the effects of various forms of physical exercise on the knee joint which, because of its vulnerability, is especially subject to injury. Discussion centers around the physical characteristics of the joint, commonly used measurements for determining knee stability,…

Clarke, H. Harrison, Ed.

1976-01-01

161

Micromechanical model for anisotropic rock joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

Force-deformation relationships of rock joints are important in the study of mechanical behavior of fractured or jointed rocks. Experimental studies have shown that rock joints often exhibit deformation hardening and anisotropic behavior under shearing loads. This paper focuses upon the mathematical modeling of force-deformation behavior of anisotropic rock joints by explicitly considering interaction of asperities on a joint surface. Elastic

Anil Misra

1999-01-01

162

Advanced Robotics Mechatronics System: emerging technologies for interplanetary robotics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes some of the results from the Advanced Robotics Mechatronics System Project. The objective of the overall project was to examine new technologies for the next generation of space robotics which would deliver reduced system mass and high torque density joints. The development and test of this novel manipulator joint and control architecture was based on the use

George V. Bailak; Bruno Rubinger; Moksoon Jang; Francis Dawson

2004-01-01

163

42nd NIPS International Symposium -NIPS and BRI Niigata University Joint Symposium -  

E-print Network

1 42nd NIPS International Symposium - NIPS and BRI Niigata University Joint Symposium - "Advanced-General, National Institute for Physiological Sciences) Session I: Advanced Mouse Model Chair: Akiyoshi Kakita, BRI" Kenji Sakimura (Basic Neuroscience Branch, Department of Cellular Neurobiology, BRI Niigata University

Miyashita, Yasushi

164

Space Station alpha joint bearing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Perhaps the most critical structural system aboard the Space Station is the Solar Alpha Rotary Joint which helps align the power generation system with the sun. The joint must provide structural support and controlled rotation to the outboard transverse booms as well as power and data transfer across the joint. The Solar Alpha Rotary Joint is composed of two transition sections and an integral, large diameter bearing. Alpha joint bearing design presents a particularly interesting problem because of its large size and need for high reliability, stiffness, and on orbit maintability. The discrete roller bearing developed is a novel refinement to cam follower technology. It offers thermal compensation and ease of on-orbit maintenance that are not found in conventional rolling element bearings. How the bearing design evolved is summarized. Driving requirements are reviewed, alternative concepts assessed, and the selected design is described.

Everman, Michael R.; Jones, P. Alan; Spencer, Porter A.

1987-01-01

165

Introduction Joints and the muscle articulation  

E-print Network

: biomechanics, Cephalopoda, electromyography, mus the joint. The morphology of the articulating surfaces and joint capsule controls the range of motion segments of smaller insects use this mechanism. The joint studied here, termed a `muscle articulation

Kier, William M.

166

11 CFR 9034.8 - Joint fundraising.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Joint fundraising. 9034.8 Section 9034.8 Federal... ENTITLEMENTS § 9034.8 Joint fundraising. (a) General. Nothing...this subchapter may engage in joint fundraising with other candidates, political...

2011-01-01

167

11 CFR 9034.8 - Joint fundraising.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Joint fundraising. 9034.8 Section 9034.8 Federal... ENTITLEMENTS § 9034.8 Joint fundraising. (a) General. Nothing...this subchapter may engage in joint fundraising with other candidates, political...

2010-01-01

168

Musculoskeletal US: examining the joints.  

PubMed

Musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) is an excellent tool to diagnose muscle, tendon and ligament injuries, cystic structures and peripheral nerve compression, as well as soft tissue masses, without the risk of ionizing radiation. Musculoskeletal US is now routinely used by a growing number of rheumatology and sports medicine centres throughout UK. In standard clinical practice, US has an extremely useful application in differentiating fluid from soft tissue and identifying the severity of joint inflammation. The work described in this article was carried out to assess patients' feedback regarding the use of US guidance for intra-articular injections and/or the removal of fluid from their inflamed knee joints in a nurse-led clinic. Nineteen patients who had US-guided knee joint injection/aspiration in the clinic were asked to complete a questionnaire regarding their satisfaction with the procedure, and to rate their joint pain and patient global assessment (using numerical visual analogue scale) before the US-guided procedure, and 1 month after. Results revealed a significant improvement (p<0.001) of the joint injection outcome measures and the patients' satisfaction of the US-guided procedure. Therefore, musculoskeletal US can improve two fundamental clinical skills: the clinical diagnosis of joint inflammation, and the accuracy of joint injection/aspiration. This study supports the concept that incorporating musculoskeletal US into clinical practice leads to significant improvements in patient care. It also reveals that US-guided procedures are appreciated by patients. PMID:22584929

El Miedany, Yasser

169

Common Bolted Joint Analysis Tool  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Common Bolted Joint Analysis Tool (comBAT) is an Excel/VB-based bolted joint analysis/optimization program that lays out a systematic foundation for an inexperienced or seasoned analyst to determine fastener size, material, and assembly torque for a given design. Analysts are able to perform numerous what-if scenarios within minutes to arrive at an optimal solution. The program evaluates input design parameters, performs joint assembly checks, and steps through numerous calculations to arrive at several key margins of safety for each member in a joint. It also checks for joint gapping, provides fatigue calculations, and generates joint diagrams for a visual reference. Optimum fastener size and material, as well as correct torque, can then be provided. Analysis methodology, equations, and guidelines are provided throughout the solution sequence so that this program does not become a "black box:" for the analyst. There are built-in databases that reduce the legwork required by the analyst. Each step is clearly identified and results are provided in number format, as well as color-coded spelled-out words to draw user attention. The three key features of the software are robust technical content, innovative and user friendly I/O, and a large database. The program addresses every aspect of bolted joint analysis and proves to be an instructional tool at the same time. It saves analysis time, has intelligent messaging features, and catches operator errors in real time.

Imtiaz, Kauser

2011-01-01

170

Compliant Prosthetic Or Robotic Joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Rotation partly free and partly restrained by resilience and damping. Joint includes U-shaped x- and y-axis frames joined by cables that cross in at center piece. The y-axis frame rotates about y-axis on roller bearing within predetermined angular range. The y-axis frame rotates slightly farther when arm strikes stop, because cables can twist. This mimics compliant resistance of knee joint reaching limit of its forward or backward motion. Used in prosthetic device to replace diseased or damage human joint, or in robot linkage to limit movement and cushion overloads.

Kerley, James J.; Eklund, Wayne D.

1989-01-01

171

Imaging of the patellofemoral joint.  

PubMed

The patellofemoral (PF) joint is a complex articulation, with interplay between the osseous and soft tissue structures to maintain the balance between knee mobility and stability. Disorders of the PF joint can be a source of anterior knee pain (AKP). In this article, radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging of the PF joint are reviewed, including normal anatomy, imaging techniques, and imaging-based measurements. Common imaging findings associated with AKP are reviewed, including symptomatic normal variants, tendinopathy, apophysitis, osteoarthritis, chondromalacia patella, trochlear dysplasia, excessive lateralization of tibial tuberosity, patellar maltracking, patellar dislocation and fractures, anterior bursitis, Morel-Lavallée effusions, and fat pad edema. PMID:24993408

Thomas, Stephen; Rupiper, David; Stacy, G Scott

2014-07-01

172

Joint transform correlation for fingerprint identification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The pattern matching for fingerprints requires a large amount of data and computation time. Practical fingerprint identification systems require minimal errors and ultrafast processing time to perform real time verification and identification. By utilizing the two-dimensional processing capability, ultrafast processing speed and noninterfering communication of optical processing techniques, fingerprint identification systems can be implemented in real time. Among the various pattern matching systems, the joint transform correlator (JTC) has been found to be inherently suitable for real time matching applications. Among the various JTCs, the fringeadjusted JTC has been found to yield significantly better correlation output compared to alternate JTCs. In this paper, we review the latest trends and advancements in fingerprint identification system based on the fringeadjusted JTC. Since all pattern matching systems suffer from high sensitivity to distortions, the synthetic discriminant function concept has been incorporated in fringe-adjusted JTC to ensure distortion-invariant fingerprint identification. On the other hand a novel polarization-enhanced fingerprint verification system is described where a polarized coherent light beam is used to record spatially dependent response of the scattering medium of the fingerprint to provide detailed surface information, which is not accessible to mere intensity measurement. It is shown that polarization-enhanced database improves the accuracy of the fingerprint identification or verification system significantly. Keywords: Fringe-adjust joint transform correlation, finger print identification, polarization, synthetic discriminant function

Alam, Mohammad S.; El-Saba, Aed M.; Horache, El-Houssine; Regula, Srinivas

2004-06-01

173

Artificial hip joints: The biomaterials challenge.  

PubMed

What is new and what comes next in artificial hip joints? These are the crucial questions we attempt to answer after accurately surveying the state of the art in the field of hip arthroplasty, especially related to non-metallic materials. Summarizing the present situation, one could safely state that the current generation of hard-on-soft and hard-on-hard hip bearings has become quite effective in exhibiting extremely low degrees of wear when compared to traditional implants made of cobalt-chromium alloys coupled with conventional polyethylene materials or to the primitive alumina materials used in the past. Moreover, at a stage of more than 10 years in the clinical follow-up of new generations of hard-on-hard bearings, and more than 10 years follow-up for highly cross-linked polyethylene materials, we should soon be expecting a new set of officially compiled statistics that show significant reductions in failures due to particle-mediated osteolysis as compared to past statistical compilations. However, further important issues (other than wear) remain unsolved, including structural reliability of advanced ceramic and polyethylene components. Severe challenges yet stand in optimizing the biomaterials choice for significantly extended lifetimes and reduced failure risks. Moreover, joint healing trends are expected to evolve more radically in the next few decades. PMID:23867294

Pezzotti, Giuseppe; Yamamoto, Kengo

2014-03-01

174

Joint SSRTNet/ALS-MES Workshop report  

SciTech Connect

This joint workshop brought together experimentalists and theorists interested in synchrotron radiation and highlighted subjects relevant to molecular environmental science (MES). The strong mutual interest between the participants resulted in joint sessions on the first day, followed by more specialized parallel sessions on the second day. Held in conjunction with the Advanced Light Source (ALS) Users' Association Annual Meeting at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), the Synchrotron Radiation Research Theory Network (SRRTNet) workshop was co-organized by Michel Van Hove (Berkeley Lab and University of California, Davis) and Andrew Canning (Berkeley Lab), while David Shuh (Berkeley Lab) organized the ALS-MES workshop. SRRTNet is a global network that promotes the interaction of theory and experiment (http://www.cse.clrc.ac.uk/Activity/SRRTnet). The ALS-MES project is constructing Beamline 11.0.2.1-2, a new soft x-ray beamline for MES investigations at photon energies from 75 eV to 2 keV, to provide photons for wet spectroscopy end stations and an upgraded scanning transmission x-ray microscope (STXM). The ALS-MES beamline and end stations will be available for users in the late fall of 2002.

Shuh, David; Van Hove, Michel

2001-11-30

175

The complexity of joint computation  

E-print Network

Joint computation is the ubiquitous scenario in which a computer is presented with not one, but many computational tasks to perform. A fundamental question arises: when can we cleverly combine computations, to perform them ...

Drucker, Andrew Donald

2012-01-01

176

Joint probabilities and quantum cognition  

E-print Network

In this paper we discuss the existence of joint probability distributions for quantum-like response computations in the brain. We do so by focusing on a contextual neural-oscillator model shown to reproduce the main features of behavioral stimulus-response theory. We then exhibit a simple example of contextual random variables not having a joint probability distribution, and describe how such variables can be obtained from neural oscillators, but not from a quantum observable algebra.

J. Acacio de Barros

2012-06-26

177

Joint probabilities and quantum cognition  

SciTech Connect

In this paper we discuss the existence of joint probability distributions for quantumlike response computations in the brain. We do so by focusing on a contextual neural-oscillator model shown to reproduce the main features of behavioral stimulus-response theory. We then exhibit a simple example of contextual random variables not having a joint probability distribution, and describe how such variables can be obtained from neural oscillators, but not from a quantum observable algebra.

Acacio de Barros, J. [Liberal Studies, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132 (United States)

2012-12-18

178

Biofluid lubrication for artificial joints  

E-print Network

. [33]. It is comprised of three areas as follows: lubrication, friction, and wear. In the natural human joint during lubrication, the same principle applies. The frictional patterns of bearing are adapted by the existence of a lubricant [33.... [33]. It is comprised of three areas as follows: lubrication, friction, and wear. In the natural human joint during lubrication, the same principle applies. The frictional patterns of bearing are adapted by the existence of a lubricant [33...

Pendelton, Alice Mae

2009-05-15

179

Advance Directives  

MedlinePLUS

... Yes. Each state has its own laws regarding advance directives. Therefore, special care should be taken to follow the laws of ... may not be recognized in another. State-specific advance directives can be downloaded from ... Organization (see Question 10). 9. What can caregivers ...

180

The second skin approach : skin strain field analysis and mechanical counter pressure prototyping for advanced spacesuit design  

E-print Network

The primary aim of this thesis is to advance the theory of advanced locomotion mechanical counter pressure (MCP) spacesuits by studying the changes in the human body shape during joint motion. Two experiments take advantage ...

Bethke, Kristen (Kristen Ann)

2005-01-01

181

Returning to sports after total joint replacements and tibial osteotomies: is it possible?  

PubMed

Total joint replacement and tibial osteotomies have been used for decades to return the individual to activities and relieve pain. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, joint replacement is considered one of the most successful medical innovations of the 20th century. Hip and knee-replacement operations are increasing in frequency and are continuing to achieve pain relief and improve function for patients with arthritic joints. Demand for knee replacement is expected to double over the next five to 10 years and for hip replacement, it is expected to double over the next 10 to 15 years. The trend for joint replacement has begun to include the younger as well as the older still active individual. Younger patients are considering joint-replacement surgery earlier in life due to advances in surgery and devices. Since children begin sports at a fairly early age, once they reach young adulthood, their joints have sustained recurrent internal impact for many years leading to degeneration earlier in life. These younger patients are expecting and choosing to participate in sports even after surgery. They want to be able to coach and play sports with their children without pain. While pain relief has historically been the main reason people have joint replacement surgery--the need to improve joint-function has also become motivating for patients--especially those involved in athletic activities. Patients and orthopedic surgeons do not necessarily worry about the same things after joint-replacement surgery. PMID:23061214

Lahav, Amit

2012-09-01

182

The Rock Valley College Career Advancement Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Career Advancement Program (CAP) is a joint effort by a 2-year college and industrial firms in its district to expand educational opportunities, to match college programs to local needs, and to help industry meet its present and future technical manpower needs. CAP has worked to attract students, full- or part-time, to technical training.…

Rock Valley Coll., Rockford, IL.

183

49 CFR 213.351 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Transportation 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.351 Section 213.351 Transportation...Operations at Track Classes 6 and Higher § 213.351 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2012-10-01

184

49 CFR 213.351 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.351 Section 213.351 Transportation...Operations at Track Classes 6 and Higher § 213.351 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2010-10-01

185

49 CFR 213.351 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Transportation 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.351 Section 213.351 Transportation...Operations at Track Classes 6 and Higher § 213.351 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2011-10-01

186

49 CFR 213.351 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Transportation 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Rail joints. 213.351 Section 213.351 Transportation...Operations at Track Classes 6 and Higher § 213.351 Rail joints. (a) Each rail joint, insulated joint, and compromise...

2013-10-01

187

Simplified procedures for designing composite bolted joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Simplified procedures are described to design and analyze single and multi-bolt composite joints. Numerical examples illustrate the use of these methods. Factors affecting composite bolted joints are summarized. References are cited where more detailed discussion is presented on specific aspects of composite bolted joints. Design variables associated with these joints are summarized in the appendix.

Chamis, Christos C.

1988-01-01

188

Joint Funds of National Natural Science Foundation of China: Strategy, Practice, and Development  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Joint Funds of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are initiated by different stakeholders, which aim to play a better guiding role to support basic research in specific areas and directions. They have formed an important part of the national natural science funding system, which is responsible for advancing science and technology in an expanding frontier. The article would briefly summarize the joint funds strategic goals, programs implementation and achievements in the past decade, and provide a perspective on their future development.

Quansheng, Du; Zhiguang, Ren; Zhimin, Zhang; Xiaoqing, Xiong; Zhiyong, Han

2012-01-01

189

JANNAF 35th Combustion Subcommittee and 17th Propulsion Systems Hazards Subcommittee Meeting: Joint Sessions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This publication is a compilation of 15 unclassified/unlimited technical papers presented at the 1998 meeting of the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Combustion Subcommittee (CS) and Propulsion Systems Hazards Subcommittee (PSHS) held jointly with the Airbreathing Propulsion Subcommittee (APS). The meeting was held on 7 - 11 December 1 998 at Raytheon Systems Company and the Marriott Hotel, Tucson, AZ. Topics covered include advanced ingredients and reaction kinetics in solid propellants and experimental diagnostic techniques.

Fry, Ronald S. (Editor); Gannaway, Mary T. (Editor); Rognan, Melanie (Editor)

1998-01-01

190

Management of acromioclavicular joint injuries.  

PubMed

Acromioclavicular joint injuries are among the most common shoulder girdle injuries in athletes and most commonly result from a direct force to the acromion with the arm in an adducted position. Acromioclavicular joint injuries often present with associated injuries to the glenohumeral joint, including an increased incidence of superior labrum anterior posterior (SLAP) tears that may warrant further evaluation and treatment. Anteroposterior stability of the acromioclavicular joint is conferred by the capsule and acromioclavicular ligaments, of which the posterior and superior ligaments are the strongest. Superior-inferior stability is maintained by the coracoclavicular (conoid and trapezoid) ligaments. Type-I or type-II acromioclavicular joint injuries have been treated with sling immobilization, early shoulder motion, and physical therapy, with favorable outcomes. Return to activity can occur when normal shoulder motion and strength are obtained and the shoulder is asymptomatic as compared with the contralateral normal extremity. The management of type-III injuries remains controversial and is individualized. While a return to the previous level of functional activity with nonsurgical treatment has been documented in a number of case series, surgical reduction and coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction has been associated with a favorable outcome and can be considered in patients who place high functional demands on their shoulders or in athletes who participate in overhead sports. Surgical management is indicated for high-grade (?type IV) acromioclavicular joint injuries to achieve anatomic reduction of the acromioclavicular joint, reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments, and repair of the deltotrapezial fascia. Outcomes after surgical reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments have been satisfactory with regard to achieving pain relief and return to functional activities, but further improvements in the biomechanical strength of these constructs are necessary to avoid loss of reduction and creep with cyclic loading. PMID:24382728

Li, Xinning; Ma, Richard; Bedi, Asheesh; Dines, David M; Altchek, David W; Dines, Joshua S

2014-01-01

191

Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Tee Joints Using HOT-SMAC  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Higher Order Theory - Structural/Micro Analysis Code (HOT-SMAC) software package is applied to analyze the linearly elastic and elasto-plastic response of adhesively bonded tee joints. Joints of this type are finding an increasing number of applications with the increased use of composite materials within advanced aerospace vehicles, and improved tools for the design and analysis of these joints are needed. The linearly elastic results of the code are validated vs. finite element analysis results from the literature under different loading and boundary conditions, and new results are generated to investigate the inelastic behavior of the tee joint. The comparison with the finite element results indicates that HOT-SMAC is an efficient and accurate alternative to the finite element method and has a great deal of potential as an analysis tool for a wide range of bonded joints.

Arnold, Steve M. (Technical Monitor); Bednarcyk, Brett A.; Yarrington, Phillip W.

2004-01-01

192

Test and analysis of Celion 3000/PMR-15, graphite/polyimide bonded composite joints: Data report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Standard single lap, double lap and symmetric step lap bonded joints of Celion 3000/PMR-15 graphite/polyimide composite were evaluated. Composite to composite and composite to titanium joints were tested at 116 K (-250 F), 294 K (70 F) and 561 K (550 F). Joint parameters evaluated are lap length, adherend thickness, adherend axial stiffness, lamina stacking sequence and adherend tapering. Advanced joint concepts were examined to establish the change in performance of preformed adherends, scalloped adherends and hybrid systems. The material properties of the high temperature adhesive, designated A7F, used for bonding were established. The bonded joint tests resulted in interlaminar shear or peel failures of the composite and there were very few adhesive failures. Average test results agree with expected performance trends for the various test parameters. Results of finite element analyses and of test/analysis correlations are also presented.

Cushman, J. B.; Mccleskey, S. F.; Ward, S. H.

1982-01-01

193

Advances in treating psoriasis.  

PubMed

Psoriasis is a T helper (Th)17/Th1-mediated autoimmune disease affecting the skin and joints. So far, distinct traditional oral compounds and modern biologics have been approved in most countries for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Yet, the anti-psoriatic therapeutic spectrum is to be extended by a number of novel targeted therapies including biologics and modern oral compounds. The next set of anti-psoriatic biologics targets mainly Th17-associated cytokines such as IL-17 or IL-23. In contrast, modern oral anti-psoriatics, such as dimethyl fumarate (DMF), apremilast or Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors interfere with intracellular proteins and affect signaling pathways. Here we summarize the current systemic therapies for psoriasis and their immunological mechanism. The recent advances in psoriasis therapy will help treat our patients efficiently and complete our understanding of disease pathogenesis. PMID:24592316

Belge, Katharina; Brück, Jürgen; Ghoreschi, Kamran

2014-01-01

194

Advanced drilling systems study.  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the results of a study of advanced drilling concepts conducted jointly for the Natural Gas Technology Branch and the Geothermal Division of the U.S. Department of Energy. A number of alternative rock cutting concepts and drilling systems are examined. The systems cover the range from current technology, through ongoing efforts in drilling research, to highly speculative concepts. Cutting mechanisms that induce stress mechanically, hydraulically, and thermally are included. All functions necessary to drill and case a well are considered. Capital and operating costs are estimated and performance requirements, based on comparisons of the costs for alternative systems to conventional drilling technology, are developed. A number of problems common to several alternatives and to current technology are identified and discussed.

Pierce, Kenneth G.; Livesay, Billy Joe; Finger, John Travis (Livesay Consultants, Encintas, CA)

1996-05-01

195

Analysis of selected compression splice joint locations in a graphite-epoxy transport wing stub box  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Three critical compression splice joint locations in a stitched graphite-epoxy transport wing stub box have been analyzed to determine their expected structural performance. The wing box is representative of a section of a commercial transport wing box and was designed and constructed by McDonnell Douglas Aerospace Company as part of the NASA Advanced Composites Technology (ACT) program. The results of the finite element analyses of the splice joints are presented. The analysis results indicate that failure will not occur in the splice joint regions for loads less than the Design Ultimate Load of the wing box.

Jegley, Dawn C.

1995-01-01

196

SPORE Advances  

Cancer.gov

SPORE Advances  April 1 – June 30, 2009  Translational Research Program, DCTD, NCI  BRAIN ______________________________________________________________________________________________ 6  University of California, San Francisco _____________________________________________________________ 6  Berger, Mitchel S., M.D. 

197

Advanced Group Support Systems and Facilities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The document contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Group Support Systems and Facilities held at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, July 19-20, 1999. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the University of Virginia Center for Advanced Computational Technology and NASA. Workshop attendees came from NASA, other government agencies, industry, and universities. The objectives of the workshop were to assess the status of advanced group support systems and to identify the potential of these systems for use in future collaborative distributed design and synthesis environments. The presentations covered the current status and effectiveness of different group support systems.

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler); Malone, John B. (Compiler)

1999-01-01

198

Osteochondral lesions in distal tarsal joints of Icelandic horses reveal strong associations between hyaline and calcified cartilage abnormalities.  

PubMed

Osteochondral lesions in the joints of the distal tarsal region of young Icelandic horses provide a natural model for the early stages of osteoarthritis (OA) in low-motion joints. We describe and characterise mineralised and non-mineralised osteochondral lesions in left distal tarsal region joint specimens from twenty-two 30 ±1 month-old Icelandic horses. Combinations of confocal scanning light microscopy, backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (including, importantly, iodine staining) and three-dimensional microcomputed tomography were used on specimens obtained with guidance from clinical imaging. Lesion-types were described and classified into groups according to morphological features. Their locations in the hyaline articular cartilage (HAC), articular calcified cartilage (ACC), subchondral bone (SCB) and the joint margin tissues were identified and their frequency in the joints recorded. Associations and correlations between lesion-types were investigated for centrodistal joints only. In centrodistal joints the lesion-types HAC chondrocyte loss, HAC fibrillation, HAC central chondrocyte clusters, ACC arrest and ACC advance had significant associations and strong correlations. These lesion-types had moderate to high frequency in centrodistal joints but low frequencies in tarsometatarsal and talocalcaneal-centroquartal joints. Joint margin lesion-types had no significant associations with other lesion-types in the centrodistal joints but high frequency in both the centrodistal and tarsometatarsal joints. The frequency of SCB lesion-types in all joints was low. Hypermineralised infill phase lesion-types were detected. Our results emphasise close associations between HAC and ACC lesions in equine centrodistal joints and the importance of ACC lesions in the development of OA in low-motion compression-loaded equine joints. PMID:24668595

Ley, C J; Ekman, S; Hansson, K; Björnsdóttir, S; Boyde, A

2014-01-01

199

[Divorce and joint physical custody].  

PubMed

This work first recalls the definition of joint physical custody, as well as the current legal procedure for obtaining it, its practical implementation, the financial implications for parents, and finally some statistics. Some psychological and psychopathological reflections on the impact of divorce on children are then presented before considering the question of joint physically custody with regard to attachment theory and depending on the age of the child (a great caution seems to be required before three years). The article concludes with a brief discussion of parental alienation syndrome. PMID:24630624

Golse, B

2014-04-01

200

Dual and Joint Degrees Dual and Joint Degrees  

E-print Network

Education plus major program overlap · Use existing degree for simpler approval ­ Argues against joint Degrees Conservative: Security and Simplicity · Protect institutional brand integrity ­ Reputation of institutional education ­ Retain control of institution's degree programs · Maintain (relative) simplicity

201

General joint hypermobility and temporomandibular joint derangement in adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joint mobility was assessed in each member of an epidemiological sample of 96 girls and 97 boys, 17 years old, and graded by means of the hypermobility score of Beighton et al. Twenty two per cent of the girls and 3% of the boys could perform five or more of the nine manoeuvres. The prevalence of symptoms and signs of

L Westling; A Mattiasson

1992-01-01

202

Technique and application for quantifying dynamic shoulder joint kinematics and glenohumeral joint contact patterns  

E-print Network

The shoulder (glenohumeral) joint has the greatest range of motion of all human joints; as a result, it is particularly vulnerable to dislocation and injury. The ability to accurately measure dynamic in-vivo joint kinematics ...

Massimini, Daniel Frank

2014-01-01

203

FRF based joint dynamics modeling and identification  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Complex structures, such as machine tools, are comprised of several substructures connected to each other through joints to form the assembled structures. Joints can have significant contributions on the behavior of the overall assembly and ignoring joint effects in the design stage may result in considerable deviations from the actual dynamic behavior. The identification of joint dynamics enables us to accurately predict overall assembled dynamics by mathematically combining substructure dynamics through the equilibrium and compatibility conditions at the joint. The essence of joint identification is the determination of the difference between the measured overall dynamics and the rigidly coupled substructure dynamics. In this study, we investigate the inverse receptance coupling (IRC) method and the point-mass joint model, which considers the joint as lumped mass, damping and stiffness elements. The dynamic properties of the joint are investigated using both methods through a finite element (FE) simulation and experimental tests. `100

Mehrpouya, Majid; Graham, Eldon; Park, Simon S.

2013-08-01

204

The temporal relationship between joints and faults  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Examples are presented of three temporal relationships between joints and faults: joints that pre-date faults; joints that are precursors to, or synchronous with, faults; and joints that post-date faults. Emphasis is placed on strike-slip faults in carbonate beds, but other examples are used. General rules are given for identifying the three temporal relationships between joints and faults. Joints that formed before faults can be dilated, sheared or affected by pressure solution during faulting, depending on their orientation in relation to the applied stress system. Faulted joints can preserve some original geometry of a joint pattern, with pinnate joints or veins commonly developing where faulted joints interact. Joints formed synchronously with faults reflect the same stress system that caused the faulting, and tend to increase in frequency toward faults. In contrast, joints that pre- or post-date faults tend not to increase in frequency towards the fault. Joints that post-date a fault may cut across or abut the fault and fault-related veins, without being displaced by the fault. They may also lack dilation near the fault, even if the fault has associated veins. Joints formed either syn- or post-faulting may curve into the fault, indicating stress perturbation around the fault. Different joint patterns may exist across the fault because of mechanical variations. Geometric features may therefore be used in the field to identify the temporal relationships between faults and joints, especially where early joints affect or control fault development, or where the distribution of late joints are influenced by faults.

Peacock, D. C. P.

2001-02-01

205

Flexible joints for thrust vector control  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Flexible joints have been used to achieve thrust vector control over a wide range of sizes of nozzles and have been demonstrated successfully in bench tests and static firings, and are operational on two motors. From these many joints the problems of flexible joints have been defined as establishment of the movable nozzle envelope, definition of the actuation power requirements, definition of the mechanical properties of joint materials, adhesive bonding, test methods, and quality control. These data and problem solutions are contained in a large number of reports. Data relating to joint configuration, design requirements, materials selection, joint design, structural analysis, manufacture, and testing are summarized.

Woodberry, R. F. H.

1975-01-01

206

Tissue stiffness induced by prolonged immobilization of the rat knee joint and relevance of AGEs (pentosidine).  

PubMed

Joints, connective tissues consisting of extracellular matrix (ECM) with few blood vessels, transfer tension to the skeleton in response to environmental demand. Therefore, joint immobilization decreases active and passive mechanical stress, resulting in increased joint stiffness and tissue degeneration; however, the cause of joint stiffness is obscure. Using a rat knee immobilization model, we examined the relationship between range of motion (ROM) and cell numbers and ECM cross-links by accumulation of advanced glycation end products, pentosidine, in the posterior joint capsule of immobilized joints during 16 weeks of immobilization. The left knee joint was immobilized by internal fixation and compared with the non-immobilized right leg. As early as 2 weeks of immobilization, joint ROM and torque significantly decreased and in parallel, disordered alignment of collagen fiber bundles significantly increased, compared with non-immobilized joints. Those changes continued until 16 weeks of immobilization. Significant increases in pentosidine-positive areas after 8 weeks and significantly decreased cell numbers after 16 weeks of immobilization were also observed compared to the contralateral side. A significant negative correlation between tissue stiffness measured by restriction of ROM and accumulation of pentosidine was observed. This study is the first to show that immobilization of knee joints induces articular contracture associated with sequential changes of ECM alignment, influencing ROM and later pentosidine accumulation and decreased cell numbers during the 16-week immobilization period. Pentosidine appears to be an indicator toward a chronic tissue stiffness leading to decreased cell number rather than a cause of ROM restriction induced by joint immobilization. PMID:20604714

Lee, Sachiko; Sakurai, Takashi; Ohsako, Masafumi; Saura, Ryuichi; Hatta, Hideo; Atomi, Yoriko

2010-12-01

207

The Rationale for Joint Mobilization.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents an overview of the functions of connective tissue and the mechanisms of joint injury and contracture formation in relation to therapeutic exercise. The components of connective tissue operation are explained, including fibroblasts, macrophages, plasma cells, and collagen. An examination of the histology of connective tissue as…

Burkhardt, Sandy

208

Solders in Real Electronic Joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Undercooling and recalescence were studied using the differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) method on real electronic systems. Two solder pastes, Sn62.5Pb36.5Ag1 and Sn96.5Ag3Cu0.5, were used for preparation of electronic joints. Various combinations of these solders and soldering pads with different surface finishes such as Cu, Cu-Ni-Au, Cu-Sn, and Cu-Sn99Cu1 were used. During melting of both pastes, the Sn and Sn99Cu1 surface finishes immediately dissolved in the solder and the Cu surface coating was exposed to the melt. Therefore, practically the same undercooling was found for the Cu, Cu-Sn, and Cu-Sn99Cu1 coatings. The lowest undercooling was found for the Cu-Ni-Au surface finish for both solder pastes. If two separated electronic joints were made on the sample, two separate peaks were found in the DSC signal during solidification. In the sample with only one joint, only one exothermic peak was found. These findings were observed for all paste/surface finish combinations. These data were analyzed, showing that this effect is a consequence of undercooling and recalescence: Latent heat released during solidification of the joint increases the surrounding temperature and influences all the processes taking place.

Rudajevová, A.; Dušek, K.

2014-07-01

209

Sea Lion Skeleton (Gliding Joint)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Sea lions are vertebrates with both backbones and ribs. The backbone is a gliding joint, allowing the animal to be flexible, while the ribs main function is to protect it's inner organs. The short tail helps to balance the animal while walking on land.

Ketan Patel (California State University, Fullerton;Student, B)

2007-07-14

210

Joint strength in RCS frames  

E-print Network

As part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) program ics. on composite and hybrid systems at Texas A&M University, the objective of this thesis is to investigate the joint strength in reinforced column-steel beam (RCS) special moment frames...

Kirby, Cynthia Dawn

2012-06-07

211

Fellows Celebrated at Joint Assembly  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 2007 AGU Fellows were presented at the recent Joint Assembly in Acapulco, Mexico. A formal ceremony was held on 25 May 2007, where President Tim Killeen introduced each Fellow and read a brief statement of the achievements for which each had been selected. The presentations were followed by an honors fiesta at which family members and close colleagues further feted the honorees.

2007-06-01

212

JD MADR Joint Degree Description  

E-print Network

schools has been to seek out or offer additional work in alternative dispute resolution to facilitate. In addition, Law School courses LEX 7016 (Alternative Dispute Resolution) and LEX 7616 (NegotiationJD ­ MADR Joint Degree Description Current trends in the legal profession emphasize alternatives

Berdichevsky, Victor

213

Biofluid lubrication for artificial joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigated biofluid lubrication related to artificial joints using tribological and rheological approaches. Biofluids studied here represent two categories of fluids, base fluids and nanostructured biofluids. Base fluids were studied through comparison of synthetic fluids (simulated body fluid and hyaluronic acid) as well as natural biofluids (from dogs, horses, and humans) in terms of viscosity and fluid shear stress.

Alice Mae Pendleton

2008-01-01

214

Trends in biological joint resurfacing  

PubMed Central

The treatment of osteochondral lesions and osteoarthritis remains an ongoing clinical challenge in orthopaedics. This review examines the current research in the fields of cartilage regeneration, osteochondral defect treatment, and biological joint resurfacing, and reports on the results of clinical and pre-clinical studies. We also report on novel treatment strategies and discuss their potential promise or pitfalls. Current focus involves the use of a scaffold providing mechanical support with the addition of chondrocytes or mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), or the use of cell homing to differentiate the organism’s own endogenous cell sources into cartilage. This method is usually performed with scaffolds that have been coated with a chemotactic agent or with structures that support the sustained release of growth factors or other chondroinductive agents. We also discuss unique methods and designs for cell homing and scaffold production, and improvements in biological joint resurfacing. There have been a number of exciting new studies and techniques developed that aim to repair or restore osteochondral lesions and to treat larger defects or the entire articular surface. The concept of a biological total joint replacement appears to have much potential. Cite this article: Bone Joint Res 2013;2:193–9. PMID:24043640

Myers, K. R.; Sgaglione, N. A.; Grande, D. A.

2013-01-01

215

Jointly Sponsored Research Program Energy Related Research  

SciTech Connect

Cooperative Agreement, DE-FC26-98FT40323, Jointly Sponsored Research (JSR) Program at Western Research Institute (WRI) began in 1998. Over the course of the Program, a total of seventy-seven tasks were proposed utilizing a total of $23,202,579 in USDOE funds. Against this funding, cosponsors committed $26,557,649 in private funds to produce a program valued at $49,760,228. The goal of the Jointly Sponsored Research Program was to develop or assist in the development of innovative technology solutions that will: (1) Increase the production of United States energy resources - coal, natural gas, oil, and renewable energy resources; (2) Enhance the competitiveness of United States energy technologies in international markets and assist in technology transfer; (3) Reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy supplies and strengthen both the United States and regional economies; and (4) Minimize environmental impacts of energy production and utilization. Under the JSR Program, energy-related tasks emphasized enhanced oil recovery, heavy oil upgrading and characterization, coal beneficiation and upgrading, coal combustion systems development including oxy-combustion, emissions monitoring and abatement, coal gasification technologies including gas clean-up and conditioning, hydrogen and liquid fuels production, coal-bed methane recovery, and the development of technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. Environmental-related activities emphasized cleaning contaminated soils and waters, processing of oily wastes, mitigating acid mine drainage, and demonstrating uses for solid waste from clean coal technologies, and other advanced coal-based systems. Technology enhancement activities included resource characterization studies, development of improved methods, monitors and sensors. In general the goals of the tasks proposed were to enhance competitiveness of U.S. technology, increase production of domestic resources, and reduce environmental impacts associated with energy production and utilization. This report summarizes the accomplishments of the JSR Program.

Western Research Institute

2009-03-31

216

The association between degenerative hip joint pathology and size of the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and piriformis muscles  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study aimed to investigate changes in the deep abductor muscles, gluteus medius (GMED), piriformis (PIRI), and gluteus minimus (GMIN), occurring in association with differing stages of unilateral degenerative hip joint pathology (mild: n=6, and advanced: n=6). Muscle volume assessed via magnetic resonance imaging was compared for each muscle between sides, and between groups (mild, advanced, control (n=12)). GMED and

Alison Grimaldi; Carolyn Richardson; Warren Stanton; Gail Durbridge; William Donnelly; Julie Hides

2009-01-01

217

Mechanical Fasteners for Advanced Composite Materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Advanced composite materials, which are increasingly being used to build aircraft, have different properties than the metals they replace. Fasteners intended for composite-material joints must be designed and selected to allow for these differences. For example, blind fasteners (one-sided access) used to assemble composite-to-composite joints have been redesigned to expand to larger diameters to resist pull-through and cocking failures. The fastener designs needed for composite materials are reviewed. Topics discussed are: galvanic corrosion, pull-through resistance, fastener rotation, installation damage, fastener galling and conductivity. A blind fastener recently developed by SPS Technologies is described to show how these requirements are incorporated.

Landt, R. C.

1985-01-01

218

Advanced rotorcraft transmission program  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Rotorcraft Transmission (ART) program is an Army-funded, joint Army/NASA program to develop and demonstrate lightweight, quiet, durable drivetrain systems for next generation rotorcraft. ART addresses the drivetrain requirements of two distinct next generation aircraft classes: Future Air Attack Vehicle, a 10,000 to 20,000 lb. aircraft capable of undertaking tactical support and air-to-air missions; and Advanced Cargo Aircraft, a 60,000 to 80,000 lb. aircraft capable of heavy life field support operations. Both tiltrotor and more conventional helicopter configurations are included in the ART program. Specific objectives of ART include reduction of drivetrain weight by 25 percent compared to baseline state-of-the-art drive systems configured and sized for the next generation aircraft, reduction of noise level at the transmission source by 10 dB relative to a suitably sized and configured baseline, and attainment of at least a 5000 hr mean-time-between-removal. The technical approach for achieving the ART goals includes application of the latest available component, material, and lubrication technology to advanced concept drivetrains that utilize new ideas in gear configuration, transmission layout, and airframe/drivetrain integration. To date, candidate drivetrain systems were carried to a conceptual design stage, and tradeoff studies were conducted resulting in selection of an ART transmission configuration for each of the four contractors. The final selection was based on comparative weight, noise, and reliability studies. A description of each of the selected ART designs is included. Preliminary design of each of the four selected ART transmission was completed, as have mission impact studies wherein comparisons of aircraft mission performance and life cycle costs are undertaken for the next generation aircraft with ART and with the baseline transmission.

Bill, Robert C.

1990-01-01

219

The Interactive Impact of Race and Gender on High School Advanced Course Enrollment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction archive are used to assess the joint effect of race and gender on advanced academic (advanced placement and honors) course enrollment within a school district with an open enrollment policy. Using student SAT scores; the authors compare expected levels of advanced course enrollment for…

Corra, Mamadi; Carter, J. Scott; Carter, Shannon K.

2011-01-01

220

Dynamic Ball & Socket Joint Force Simulator  

E-print Network

The stability of an implant in the bone, one factor in joint replacement survival, is usually tested using biaxial fatigue loading. These loading protocols do not replicate physiological loading conditions. The Dynamic Ball and Socket Joint Force...

Farmer, Ryan Neal

2011-07-26

221

26 - LMFBR Flexible Pipe Joint Development.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Objective is the qualification of a PLBR-size primary loop flexible piping joint to the ASME Band PVC rules. Progress and activities are reported for: Class 1 flexible joint code approval support, engineering and design, material development, component te...

R. V. Anderson

1978-01-01

222

49 CFR 583.15 - Joint ownership.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Transportation (Continued) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED) AUTOMOBILE PARTS CONTENT LABELING § 583.15 Joint ownership. (a) A carline jointly owned and/or produced by more...

2012-10-01

223

Older Person's Guide to Joint Replacement  

MedlinePLUS

... Osteoporosis Related Documents PDF Older Person’s Guide to Joint Replacement Download Join our e-newsletter! Resources Older Person’s Guide to Joint Replacement Tools and Tips Printer-friendly PDF Click here ...

224

United States Bone and Joint Decade  

MedlinePLUS

... President's Corner USBJI Board Staff Global Bone & Joint Decade Contact Us Bylaws Members & Friends Founding Members Participating ... Meeting 2012 Resources Musculoskeletal Summits Bone and Joint Decade Global Network Conference 2009 2011 Musculoskeletal Summit 2013 ...

225

38 CFR 4.45 - The joints.  

...weight-bearing are related considerations. For the purpose of rating disability from arthritis, the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle are considered major joints; multiple involvements of the interphalangeal, metacarpal and carpal joints of the...

2014-07-01

226

Technological Advancements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The influx of technology has brought significant improvements to school facilities. Many of those advancements can be found in classrooms, but when students head down the hall to use the washrooms, they are likely to find a host of technological innovations that have improved conditions in that part of the building. This article describes modern…

Kennedy, Mike

2010-01-01

227

Research Advances  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research advances, a new feature in Journal of Chemical Engineering that brings information about innovations in current areas of research to high school and college science faculty with an intent to provide educators with timely descriptions of latest progress in research that can be integrated into existing courses to update course content and…

King, Angela G.

2004-01-01

228

Seismic response of rock joints and jointed rock mass  

SciTech Connect

Long-term stability of emplacement drifts and potential near-field fluid flow resulting from coupled effects are among the concerns for safe disposal of high-level nuclear waste (HLW). A number of factors can induce drift instability or change the near-field flow patterns. Repetitive seismic loads from earthquakes and thermal loads generated by the decay of emplaced waste are two significant factors. One of two key technical uncertainties (KTU) that can potentially pose a high risk of noncompliance with the performance objectives of 10 CFR Part 60 is the prediction of thermal-mechanical (including repetitive seismic load) effects on stability of emplacement drifts and the engineered barrier system. The second KTU of concern is the prediction of thermal-mechanical-hydrological (including repetitive seismic load) effects on the host rock surrounding the engineered barrier system. The Rock Mechanics research project being conducted at the Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses (CNWRA) is intended to address certain specific technical issues associated with these two KTUs. This research project has two major components: (i) seismic response of rock joints and a jointed rock mass and (ii) coupled thermal-mechanical-hydrological (TMH) response of a jointed rock mass surrounding the engineered barrier system (EBS). This final report summarizes the research activities concerned with the repetitive seismic load aspect of both these KTUs.

Ghosh, A.; Hsiung, S.M.; Chowdhury, A.H. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States). Center for Nuclear Waste Regulatory Analyses

1996-06-01

229

of Concrete Pavements Joint PerformanCe  

E-print Network

practitioners under- stand how to optimize concrete pavement joint perfor- mance through the identificationof Concrete Pavements Joint PerformanCe interim Guide for optimum JUNE 2012 #12;#12;Interim Guide for Optimum Joint Performance of Concrete Pavements i Technical Report Documentation Page 1. Report No. 2

230

Navigating Joint Projects in Telephone Conversations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conversation coordinates joint activities and the joint projects that compose them. Participants coordinate (1) vertical transitions on entering and exiting joint projects; and (2) horizontal transitions in continuing within them. Transitions are coordinated using project markers such as uh-huh, yeah, right, and okay. In the authors' proposal,…

Bangerter, Adrian; Clark, Herbert H.; Katz, Anna R.

2004-01-01

231

Sealing of Small Movement Bridge Expansion Joints.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Sealing of bridge expansion joint systems is important to protect the structural components below the joint from damage due to water, salt, and other roadway debris. A new elastomeric foam-type joint sealant has been developed for sealing small-movement b...

R. B. Malla, M. T. Shaw, M. R. Shrestha, S. Boob

2006-01-01

232

Joints in deployable space truss structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since the response of deployable structural concepts being considered for the Large Deployable Reflector (LDR) backup structure will be dominated by the response of joints, the joint characteristics are significant. An overview is given of the research activities at LaRC on the static behavior of joints for deployable space truss structures. Since a pin-clevis-type joint will be utilized in deployable structures, an experimental research program to characterize the joint parameters which affect stiffness was conducted. An experimental research program was conducted on a second type of joint, referred to as a near-center latch joint. It was used in the center of members on the deployable truss structure for the Control of Flexible Structures (COFS) flight experiment. The test results of the near-center latch joint and the member with the joints indicated that the stiffness of the near-center joint is linear and stiffer than the stiffness of the total member, and that non-linearities in the stiffness characteristics of the total member were due to bending introduced at the ends of the member. The resulting data indicates that stiff linear folding joints can be designed and that bending load paths should be avoided whenever possible. In summary, for deployable structures, special attention to the joint and the structure design is required to minimize the undesirable structural non-linearities.

Rhodes, M.

1988-01-01

233

Joint Invariant Signatures Peter J. Olver  

E-print Network

Joint Invariant Signatures Peter J. Olver School of Mathematics University of Minnesota Minneapolis­Carlo Rota Abstract. A new, algorithmic theory of moving frames is applied to classify joint invariants and joint differential invariants of transformation groups. Equivalence and sym- metry properties

Olver, Peter

234

The frictional properties of joints in rock  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary The conditions for sliding over artificial joint surfaces have been studied experimentally by cutting rock cylinders at various angles to their axes and studying slip over these surfaces in a triaxial testing apparatus. The types of joint used were: (i) filled with plaster to simulate a soft joint filling, (ii) bare surfaces ground approximately flat, and (iii) natural surfaces

J. C. Jaeger

1959-01-01

235

International Joint Ventures: A Welfare Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine the welfare implications of joint venture formation between an MNC and a firm from a less developed country (LDC). For symmetric firms greater the market size, greater is the incentive for joint venture formation. Moreover, joint venture formation is welfare reducing for both high, as well as low levels of demand. However, if the MNC is more efficient

Indrani Roy Chowdhury; Prabla Roy Chowdhury

2002-01-01

236

49 CFR 234.233 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Rail joints. 234.233 Section 234.233 Transportation...Testing Maintenance Standards § 234.233 Rail joints. Each non-insulated rail joint located within the limits of a...

2013-10-01

237

49 CFR 234.233 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Rail joints. 234.233 Section 234.233 Transportation...Testing Maintenance Standards § 234.233 Rail joints. Each non-insulated rail joint located within the limits of a...

2010-10-01

238

49 CFR 234.233 - Rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Rail joints. 234.233 Section 234.233 Transportation...Testing Maintenance Standards § 234.233 Rail joints. Each non-insulated rail joint located within the limits of a...

2011-10-01

239

Warfighter decision making performance analysis as an investment priority driver  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Estimating the relative value of alternative tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) and information systems requires measures of the costs and benefits of each, and methods for combining and comparing those measures. The NATO Code of Best Practice for Command and Control Assessment explains that decision making quality would ideally be best assessed on outcomes. Lessons learned in practice can be assessed statistically to support this, but experimentation with alternate measures in live conflict is undesirable. To this end, the development of practical experimentation to parameterize effective constructive simulation and analytic modelling for system utility prediction is desirable. The Land Battlespace Systems Department of Dstl has modeled human development of situational awareness to support constructive simulation by empirically discovering how evidence is weighed according to circumstance, personality, training and briefing. The human decision maker (DM) provides the backbone of the information processing activity associated with military engagements because of inherent uncertainty associated with combat operations. To develop methods for representing the process in order to assess equipment and non-technological interventions such as training and TTPs we are developing componentized or modularized timed analytic stochastic model components and instruments as part of a framework to support quantitative assessment of intelligence production and consumption methods in a human decision maker-centric mission space. In this paper, we formulate an abstraction of the human intelligence fusion process from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's (Dstl's) INCIDER model to include in our framework, and synthesize relevant cost and benefit characteristics.

Thornley, David J.; Dean, David F.; Kirk, James C.

2010-04-01

240

Assessing the Army Power and Energy Efforts for the Warfighter.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Armies are dependent on power and energy. When these resources for any reason are not available on the front lines, everything is affected. The importance of petroleum-based liquid fuels in warfare became evident in 1892 when Rudolph Diesel developed his ...

J. J. Valdes, J. W. Lyons, R. Chait

2011-01-01

241

Robo-Ethics: Rhetoric vs. A Symposium for the Warfighter  

E-print Network

, what does it mean politically and culturally when, as Washington Post capabilities affect parties' decisions regarding jus in bello and if so, what effect. Mark P. Dankel in a consultant in the National Security Institute (NSI

242

Foldable self-erecting joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The invention relates to a foldable self erecting joint which may be used to deploy the tetratruss frame of the proposed shuttle launched triangular space station. The frame must be folded into the payload bay of the space shuttle orbiter. To deploy the frame the tubes are automatically unfolded and once in position should remain safely. A pair of hinged, tubular members in which the hinging is located at corresponding portions of the members are used. The opposite edge portions are connected by spring-based toggle links which in the unfolded position of the members are nested against one of the members in substantial alignment and over-center for securely locking the joint in the unfolded position.

Pelischek, T. E. (inventor)

1986-01-01

243

State Technologies Advancement Collaborative  

SciTech Connect

The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO), and Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions (ASERTTI) signed an intergovernmental agreement on November 14, 2002, that allowed states and territories and the Federal Government to better collaborate on energy research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) projects. The agreement established the State Technologies Advancement Collaborative (STAC) which allowed the states and DOE to move RDD&D forward using an innovative competitive project selection and funding process. A cooperative agreement between DOE and NASEO served as the contracting instrument for this innovative federal-state partnership obligating funds from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and Office of Fossil Energy to plan, fund, and implement RDD&D projects that were consistent with the common priorities of the states and DOE. DOE's Golden Field Office provided Federal oversight and guidance for the STAC cooperative agreement. The STAC program was built on the foundation of prior Federal-State efforts to collaborate on and engage in joint planning for RDD&D. Although STAC builds on existing, successful programs, it is important to note that it was not intended to replace other successful joint DOE/State initiatives such as the State Energy Program or EERE Special Projects. Overall the STAC process was used to fund, through three competitive solicitations, 35 successful multi-state research, development, deployment, and demonstration projects with an overall average non-federal cost share of 43%. Twenty-two states were awarded at least one prime contract, and organizations in all 50 states and some territories were involved as subcontractors in at least one STAC project. Projects were funded in seven program areas: (1) Building Technologies, (2) Industrial Technologies, (3) Transportation Technologies, (4) Distributed Energy Resources, (5) Hydrogen Technology Learning Centers, (6) Fossil Energy, and (7) Rebuild America.

David S. Terry

2012-01-30

244

Joint stabilizing projects in defense  

SciTech Connect

Joint defensive projects could increase stability and decrease the alert rates of strategic forces. Areas include the defense of the US, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and their allies against third world threats; protection against each other`s accidental or unauthorized launches; and defense against intentional attacks. The most promising area appears to be defining interfaces for the handover of satellite warning and trajectory information, which applies to most phases of theater defense and mutual protection. 19 refs.

Canavan, G.H.; Browne, J.C.; Joseph, R.J.

1992-06-01

245

Joint stabilizing projects in defense  

SciTech Connect

Joint defensive projects could increase stability and decrease the alert rates of strategic forces. Areas include the defense of the US, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and their allies against third world threats; protection against each other's accidental or unauthorized launches; and defense against intentional attacks. The most promising area appears to be defining interfaces for the handover of satellite warning and trajectory information, which applies to most phases of theater defense and mutual protection. 19 refs.

Canavan, G.H.; Browne, J.C.; Joseph, R.J.

1992-06-01

246

Hydraulic fracturing of jointed formations  

SciTech Connect

Measured by volume, North America's largest hydraulic fracturing operations have been conducted at Fenton Hill, New Mexico to create geothermal energy reservoirs. In the largest operation 21,000 m/sup 3/ of water were injected into jointed granitic rock at a depth of 3.5 km. Microearthquakes induced by this injection were measured with geophones placed in five wells drilled into, or very close, to the reservoir, as well as 11 surface seismometers. The large volume of rock over which the microearthquakes were distributed indicates a mechanism of hydraulic stimulation which is at odds with conventional fracturing theory, which predicts failure along a plane which is perpendicular to the least compressive earth stress. A coupled rock mechanics/fluid flow model provides much of the explanation. Shear slippage along pre-existing joints in the rock is more easily induced than conventional tensile failure, particularly when the difference between minimum and maximum earth stresses is large and the joints are oriented at angles between 30 and 60 degrees to the principal earth stresses, and a low viscosity fluid like water is injected. Shear slippage results in local redistribution of stresses, which allows a branching, or dendritic, stimulation pattern to evolve, in agreement with the patterns of microearthquake locations. These results are qualitatively similar to the controversial process known as ''Kiel'' fracturing, in which sequential injections and shut-ins are repeated to create dendritic fractures for enhanced oil and gas recovery. However, we believe that the explanation is shear slippage of pre-existing joints and stress redistribution, not proppant bridging and fluid blocking as suggested by Kiel. 15 refs., 10 figs.

Murphy, H.D.; Fehler, M.C.

1986-01-01

247

Advanced information processing system for advanced launch system: Avionics architecture synthesis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Information Processing System (AIPS) is a fault-tolerant distributed computer system architecture that was developed to meet the real time computational needs of advanced aerospace vehicles. One such vehicle is the Advanced Launch System (ALS) being developed jointly by NASA and the Department of Defense to launch heavy payloads into low earth orbit at one tenth the cost (per pound of payload) of the current launch vehicles. An avionics architecture that utilizes the AIPS hardware and software building blocks was synthesized for ALS. The AIPS for ALS architecture synthesis process starting with the ALS mission requirements and ending with an analysis of the candidate ALS avionics architecture is described.

Lala, Jaynarayan H.; Harper, Richard E.; Jaskowiak, Kenneth R.; Rosch, Gene; Alger, Linda S.; Schor, Andrei L.

1991-01-01

248

The Joint Damping Experiment (JDX)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Joint Damping Experiment (JDX), flown on the Shuttle STS-69 Mission, is designed to measure the influence of gravity on the structural damping of a high precision three bay truss. Principal objectives are: (1) Measure vibration damping of a small-scale, pinjointed truss to determine how pin gaps give rise to gravity-dependent damping rates; (2) Evaluate the applicability of ground and low-g aircraft tests for predicting on-orbit behavior; and (3) Evaluate the ability of current nonlinear finite element codes to model the dynamic behavior of the truss. Damping of the truss was inferred from 'Twang' tests that involve plucking the truss structure and recording the decay of the oscillations. Results are summarized as follows. (1) Damping, rates can change by a factor of 3 to 8 through changing the truss orientation; (2) The addition of a few pinned joints to a truss structure can increase the damping by a factor as high as 30; (3) Damping is amplitude dependent; (4) As gravity induced preloads become large (truss long axis perpendicular to gravity vector) the damping is similar to non-pinjointed truss; (5) Impacting in joints drives higher modes in structure; (6) The torsion mode disappears if gravity induced preloads are low.

Folkman, Steven L.; Bingham, Jeff G.; Crookston, Jess R.; Dutson, Joseph D.; Ferney, Brook D.; Ferney, Greg D.; Rowsell, Edwin A.

1997-01-01

249

Advanced Combustion  

SciTech Connect

The activity reported in this presentation is to provide the mechanical and physical property information needed to allow rational design, development and/or choice of alloys, manufacturing approaches, and environmental exposure and component life models to enable oxy-fuel combustion boilers to operate at Ultra-Supercritical (up to 650{degrees}C & between 22-30 MPa) and/or Advanced Ultra-Supercritical conditions (760{degrees}C & 35 MPa).

Holcomb, Gordon R. [NETL

2013-03-11

250

Experimental and numeric analysis of constraints in a bonded stepped lap joint subjected to traction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The analysis of the constraints on glued stepped lap joints is not sufficiently advanced that predictions on the fracture or fatigue behavior of such joints can be made. This report presents an experimental and numeric analysis of such joints. The experimental setup involved a four step steel member adhesively joined to a glass epoxy member by Eponal adhesive. The mechanical properties of the components of the assembly were measured by elastic extensiometry. The evolution of acoustic emissions and the surface deformation of the members were measured simultaneously. It is notable that the first acoustic emission event coincided with the first change in the slope of the deformation - constraint curve. A material resistance approximation based on the elongation of each step and on weakness in the width of the joint was used in the numerical analysis.

Gilibert, Yvon; Rigolot, Alain

1989-05-01

251

Analysis of NSTX TF Joint Voltage Measurements  

SciTech Connect

This report presents findings of analyses of recorded current and voltage data associated with 72 electrical joints operating at high current and high mechanical stress. The analysis goal was to characterize the mechanical behavior of each joint and thus evaluate its mechanical supports. The joints are part of the toroidal field (TF) magnet system of the National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) pulsed plasma device operating at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). Since there is not sufficient space near the joints for much traditional mechanical instrumentation, small voltage probes were installed on each joint and their voltage monitoring waveforms have been recorded on sampling digitizers during each NSTX ''shot''.

Woolley R

2005-10-07

252

Ultrasonic Probing Of Complexly Shaped Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technique developed involves use of ultrasonics to inspect first bond surfaces of solid-rocket-motor joints. By fitting pieces of insulating materials to mate exactly with complicated shapes of affected parts of insulation, complicated shapes redefined into simpler ones probed more easily. When technique used to insonify from insulation side, one readily detects difference between disbond and good bond. Same technique applied to field tang joints, field clevis joints, and aft-dome-to-fixed-nozzle-housing attachment points. Although developed for inspecting joints in solid rocket motors, also applicable to nondestructive evaluation of other complicated joints.

Madaras, Eric I.

1993-01-01

253

Evaluation of fatigue crack propagation in spot welded joints by stiffness measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

Resistance spot welded joints made of two advanced high strength steels (AHSS) and one high strength steel (HSS) were examined. In the high cycle fatigue regime tests were realised for one loading condition, and the load and the displacement were measured. From the load and displacement range, the stiffness was calculated and in situ normalised to its value after 1000

H. Gaul; G. Weber; M. Rethmeier

2011-01-01

254

Joint Radio Resource Management and QoS Implications of Software Downloading for SDR Terminals  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents research on advanced spectrum sharing techniques lead in TRUST and focuses on Radio Access Technologies' (RATs) joint radio resource management (JRRM). This paper provides details on cellular FDD\\/TDD JRRM and addresses the different sources of traffic (regular asymmetric and download) to be considered in an SDR context. The TRUST research on impact of software downloads on UMTS

Nicolas Motte; Robert Rümmler; David Grandblaise; Lucas Elicegui; Didier Bourse; Eiko Seidel

255

PROCEEDINGS: 1985 JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON STATIONARY COMBUSTION NOX CONTROL. VOLUME 1. UTILITY BOILER APPLICATIONS  

EPA Science Inventory

The two-volume proceedings document the more than 60 papers, describing recent advances in NOx control technology, that were presented at the 1985 Joint Symposium on Stationary Combustion NOx Control, May 6-9, 1985, in Boston, MA. The papers covered the following topics: the stat...

256

Shelley J. Row, P.E., PTOE Director, ITS Joint Program Office  

E-print Network

Shelley J. Row, P.E., PTOE Director, ITS Joint Program Office Research and Innovative Technology Administration U.S. Department of Transportation Shelley J. Row is Director of the U.S. Department since January 2007. As JPO Director, Ms. Row manages a $110 million annual budget to advance research

Minnesota, University of

257

Jointly Sponsored Research Program. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Jointly Sponsored Research Program (JSRP) is a US Department of Energy (DOE) program funded through the Office of Fossil Energy and administered at the Morgantown Energy Technology Center. Under this program, which has been in place since Fiscal Year 1990, DOE makes approximately $2.5 million available each year to the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) to fund projects that are of current interest to industry but which still involve significant risk, thus requiring some government contribution to offset the risk if the research is to move forward. The program guidelines require that at least 50% of the project funds originate from nonfederal sources. Projects funded under the JSRP often originate under a complementary base program, which funds higher-risk projects. The projects funded in Fiscal Year 1996 addressed a wide range of Fossil Energy interests, including hot-gas filters for advanced power systems; development of cleaner, more efficient processing technologies; development of environmental control technologies; development of environmental remediation and reuse technologies; development of improved analytical techniques; and development of a beneficiation technique to broaden the use of high-sulfur coal. Descriptions and status for each of the projects funded during the past fiscal year are included in Section A of this document, Statement of Technical Progress.

NONE

1997-07-01

258

Interfacial metallurgy study of brazed joints between tungsten and fusion related materials for divertor design  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the developing DEMO divertor, the design of joints between tungsten to other fusion related materials is a significant challenge as a result of the dissimilar physical metallurgy of the materials to be joined. This paper focuses on the design and fabrication of dissimilar brazed joints between tungsten and fusion relevant materials such as EUROFER 97, oxygen-free high thermal conductivity (OFHC) Cu and SS316L using a gold based brazing foil. The main objectives are to develop acceptable brazing procedures for dissimilar joining of tungsten to other fusion compliant materials and to advance the metallurgical understanding within the interfacial region of the brazed joint. Four different butt-type brazed joints were created and characterised, each of which were joined with the aid of a thin brazing foil (Au80Cu19Fe1, in wt.%). Microstructural characterisation and elemental mapping in the transition region of the joint was undertaken and, thereafter, the results were analysed as was the interfacial diffusion characteristics of each material combination produced. Nano-indentation tests are performed at the joint regions and correlated with element composition information in order to understand the effects of diffused elements on mechanical properties. The experimental procedures of specimen fabrication and material characterisation methods are presented. The results of elemental transitions after brazing are reported. Elastic modulus and nano-hardness of each brazed joints are reported.

Zhang, Yuxuan; Galloway, Alexander; Wood, James; Robbie, Mikael Brian Olsson; Easton, David; Zhu, Wenzhong

2014-11-01

259

Advanced Technology for Engineering Education  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This document contains the proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Technology for Engineering Education, held at the Peninsula Graduate Engineering Center, Hampton, Virginia, February 24-25, 1998. The workshop was jointly sponsored by the University of Virginia's Center for Advanced Computational Technology and NASA. Workshop attendees came from NASA, other government agencies, industry and universities. The objectives of the workshop were to assess the status of advanced technologies for engineering education and to explore the possibility of forming a consortium of interested individuals/universities for curriculum reform and development using advanced technologies. The presentations covered novel delivery systems and several implementations of new technologies for engineering education. Certain materials and products are identified in this publication in order to specify adequately the materials and products that were investigated in the research effort. In no case does such identification imply recommendation or endorsement of products by NASA, nor does it imply that the materials and products are the only ones or the best ones available for this purpose. In many cases equivalent materials and products are available and would probably produce equivalent results.

Noor, Ahmed K. (Compiler); Malone, John B. (Compiler)

1998-01-01

260

Stabilization of the sacroiliac joint.  

PubMed

Lower back pain and pain involving the area of the posterior iliac spine are extremely common. Degeneration of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is one potential cause for lower back pain and pain radiating into the groin or buttocks. Degenerative changes to the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints are common. A recent study evaluating SIJ abnormalities in a primary low back pain population demonstrated 31.7% of patients demonstrated SI joint abnormalities. (4) As is the case for the evaluation and management of isolated lower back pain, the evaluation, management, and role for surgical intervention in SIJ pain is very controversial. Many patients have degenerative changes of the disc, facet joints, and SIJs. A recent systematic review performed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of tests available to clinicians to identify the disc, facet joint, or SIJ as the source of low back pain concluded that tests do exist that change the probability of the disc or SIJ (but not the facet joint) as the source of low back pain. (3) It was also concluded that the usefulness of these tests in clinical practice, particularly for guiding treatment selection, remains unclear. (3) Although there is general agreement that SIJ pathological changes are a potential cause of pain, there is far less agreement about the optimal management of these conditions. A variety of conditions can cause SIJ dysfunction including degenerative and inflammatory arthritis, trauma, prior lumbosacral fusion, hip arthritis, limb length inequality, infections, and neoplasia. (8) There is increasing evidence that image intensifier-guided single periarticular injection can correctly localize pain to the SIJ but the optimal management strategy remains controversial. Recent publications have compared surgical versus injection treatments and fusion versus denervation procedures. (1 , 8) A systematic review found improvement regardless of the treatment, with most studies reporting over 40% improvement in pain as measured by VAS or NRS scores. (8) It cautioned that one of the studies reported 17.6% of patients experiencing mild/no pain compared with 82.4% experiencing marked/severe pain at 39 months after SIJ fusion procedures. (6 , 8) This systematic review also noted that despite improvements in reported pain, less than half of patients who had work status reported as returning to work. (8) Because of the functional and socioeconomic consequences of chronic lower back pain, numerous surgical treatments to improve this condition have been attempted by spinal surgeons through the years. Arthrodesis of the SIJ is a surgical procedure with a long history dating to the beginnings of spinal surgery. (7) Poor results, high complication rates and the need for additional surgical procedures have generally diminished the enthusiasm for this procedure until recently. (6) A variety of "minimally invasive" procedures have been recently introduced that have rekindled enthusiasm for the surgical management of SIJ pathology. The technique demonstrated in the "Stabilization of the SIJ with SI-Bone" is one of these new techniques. There has been a recent publication detailing the very short term clinical outcomes with this technique that reported encouraging results. (5) In this series of 50 patients, quality of life questionnaires were available for 49 patients preoperatively, 41 patients at 3 months, 40 at 6 months and only 27 at 12 months, complicating the ability to accurately assess true outcomes. Although the focus of this video by Geisler is on the surgical technique, there should have been more information provided on the expected surgical outcomes and potential complications of SIJ fusion. (2) The video only gives minimal information on how to appropriately select patients with potential SIJ pathology for surgical intervention. There are insufficient recommendations on the clinical and radiographic follow-up needed for this procedure. A concern with this implant is whether the porous plasma spray coating on the implant actually results in bone growth across the SIJ

Shaffrey, Christopher I; Smith, Justin S

2013-07-01

261

NASA's National Center for Advanced Manufacturing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An investment in the future, NASA has designated a new initiative where government, industry, and academia collaborate to meet the manufacturing needs of future space systems. The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama has the principal responsibility for implementation of the National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM). The mission of the NCAM is to build partnerships that will jointly conduct program planning and develop strategies to perform manufacturing research and technology development for critical national missions.

Vickers, John H.; Frazier, Michael K.; Munafo, Paul M. (Technical Monitor)

2002-01-01

262

Research advances in nano-composite solders  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, nano-composite solders have been developed in the electronic packaging materials industry to improve the creep and thermo-mechanical fatigue resistance of solder joints to be used in service at high temperatures and under thermo-mechanical fatigue conditions. This paper reviews the driving force for the development of nano-composite solders in the electronic packaging industry and the research advances of the composite

J. Shen; Y. C. Chan

2009-01-01

263

Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis  

SciTech Connect

The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) is the nation's largest research program dedicated to the development of an artificial solar-fuel generation technology. Established in 2010 as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub, JCAP aims to find a cost-effective method to produce fuels using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide as inputs. JCAP brings together more than 140 top scientists and researchers from the California Institute of Technology and its lead partner, Berkeley Lab, along with collaborators from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and the University of California campuses at Irvine and San Diego.

Koval, Carl; Lee, Kenny; Houle, Frances; Lewis, Nate

2013-12-10

264

Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis  

ScienceCinema

The Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) is the nation's largest research program dedicated to the development of an artificial solar-fuel generation technology. Established in 2010 as a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Innovation Hub, JCAP aims to find a cost-effective method to produce fuels using only sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide as inputs. JCAP brings together more than 140 top scientists and researchers from the California Institute of Technology and its lead partner, Berkeley Lab, along with collaborators from the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and the University of California campuses at Irvine and San Diego.

Koval, Carl; Lee, Kenny; Houle, Frances; Lewis, Nate

2013-12-19

265

Space nuclear system expansion joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The engineering, design, and fabrication status of the expansion joint unit (EJU) to be employed in the NaK primary coolant piping loop of the 5-kwe Reactor thermoelectric system are described. Four EJU's are needed in the NaK primary coolant piping loop. The four EJU's which will be identical, utilize bellows as the flexing member, are hermetically sealed, and provide double containment. The bellows are of a nested-formed design, and are to be constructed of 1-ply thickness of 0.010-in. Inconel 718. The EJU's provide a minimum piping load margin of safety of +0.22.

Whitaker, W. D.; Shimazki, T. T.

1973-01-01

266

Advanced LIGO  

E-print Network

The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors are second generation instruments designed and built for the two LIGO observatories in Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA. The two instruments are identical in design, and are specialized versions of a Michelson interferometer with 4 km long arms. As in initial LIGO, Fabry-Perot cavities are used in the arms to increase the interaction time with a gravitational wave, and power recycling is used to increase the effective laser power. Signal recycling has been added in Advanced LIGO to improve the frequency response. In the most sensitive frequency region around 100 Hz, the design strain sensitivity is a factor of 10 better than initial LIGO. In addition, the low frequency end of the sensitivity band is moved from 40 Hz down to 10 Hz. All interferometer components have been replaced with improved technologies to achieve this sensitivity gain. Much better seismic isolation and test mass suspensions are responsible for the gains at lower frequencies. Higher laser power, ...

,

2014-01-01

267

Advanced LIGO  

E-print Network

The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors are second generation instruments designed and built for the two LIGO observatories in Hanford, WA and Livingston, LA. The two instruments are identical in design, and are specialized versions of a Michelson interferometer with 4 km long arms. As in initial LIGO, Fabry-Perot cavities are used in the arms to increase the interaction time with a gravitational wave, and power recycling is used to increase the effective laser power. Signal recycling has been added in Advanced LIGO to improve the frequency response. In the most sensitive frequency region around 100 Hz, the design strain sensitivity is a factor of 10 better than initial LIGO. In addition, the low frequency end of the sensitivity band is moved from 40 Hz down to 10 Hz. All interferometer components have been replaced with improved technologies to achieve this sensitivity gain. Much better seismic isolation and test mass suspensions are responsible for the gains at lower frequencies. Higher laser power, larger test masses and improved mirror coatings lead to the improved sensitivity at mid- and high- frequencies. Data collecting runs with these new instruments are planned to begin in mid-2015.

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration

2014-11-17

268

Mechanical behavior study of laser welded joints for DP steel  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) are gaining considerable market shares in the automotive industry. The development and application of Dual Phase (DP) steel is just a consistent step towards high-strength steel grades with improved mechanical behavior. Tailor welded blanks with DP steel are promoted in the application of Body-In-White (BIW) structure by the automotive industry. A tailor welded blank consists of several flat sheets that are laser welded together before stamping. Applied cases of tailor welded blanks of high strength steels on the automotive structural parts are investigated in this paper. The mechanical behavior of laser welded joints for DP steel is studied. Microstructure of laser welded joints for DP steel was observed by SEM. Martensite in the weld seam explains the higher strength of welded joints than the base metal. Results show that the strain safety tolerance of laser welded seam for high strength steel can meet the requirement of automobile parts for stamping if the location of laser welded seam is designed reasonably.

Yan, Qi

2008-03-01

269

ADVANCED CUTTINGS TRANSPORT STUDY  

SciTech Connect

This is the third quarterly progress report for Year 3 of the ACTS Project. It includes a review of progress made in: (1) Flow Loop construction and development and (2) research tasks during the period of time between Jan. 1, 2002 and Mar. 31, 2002. This report presents a review of progress on the following specific tasks: (a) Design and development of an Advanced Cuttings Transport Facility (Task 3: Addition of a Cuttings Injection/Separation System), (b) Research project (Task 6): ''Study of Cuttings Transport with Foam Under LPAT Conditions (Joint Project with TUDRP)'', (c) Research project (Task 9b): ''Study of Foam Flow Behavior Under EPET Conditions'', (d) Research project (Task 10): ''Study of Cuttings Transport with Aerated Mud Under Elevated Pressure and Temperature Conditions'', (e) Research on three instrumentation tasks to measure: Cuttings concentration and distribution in a flowing slurry (Task 11), Foam texture while transporting cuttings. (Task 12), and Viscosity of Foam under EPET (Task 9b); (f) Development of a Safety program for the ACTS Flow Loop, progress on a comprehensive safety review of all flow-loop components and operational procedures. (Task 1S); and (g) Activities towards technology transfer and developing contacts with Petroleum and service company members, and increasing the number of JIP members.

Troy Reed; Stefan Miska; Nicholas Takach; Kaveh Ashenayi; Mark Pickell; Len Volk; Mike Volk; Evren Ozbayoglu; Lei Zhou

2002-04-30

270

Factors to consider in joint prosthesis systems  

PubMed Central

In joint reconstruction, the techniques and materials that provide the best outcomes for patients have been debated. The main points of controversy relate to the use of hemiarthroplasties versus total joint prostheses with metal-on-metal versus metal-on-polyethylene articulations. This article investigates these areas as well as the applicability of the techniques and materials and the complications that can occur. Hypersensitivity to materials used in joint prostheses is relatively common but often unrecognized. Although the discussion applies to all joints, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is emphasized. For TMJ reconstruction, metal-on-polyethylene articulation in total joint prostheses provides better treatment outcomes than metal-on-metal articulation. PMID:17252041

Wolford, Larry M.

2006-01-01

271

High strength concrete provides joint protection  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports on a joint fill material applied on the 24-in. pipe used by Iroquois Gas Transmission Project for its 26-mile Long Island Sound crossing which provides effective joint protection. The 3.35-in. joint fill, made of high instant strength concrete, met stringent requirements for both strength and weight coating, and is environmentally clean to protect the sensitive marine ecosystem. The offshore section, from Bridgeport, Conn., to Long Island, was laid by McDermott, Inc. The high instant strength concrete supplied joint strength and protection during the laying operation, and on the barge itself, where pipe joints are most vulnerable to damage. With joint fill density the same as the concrete already on the pipe, the submerged weight was uniform along the entire length of the marine line, for an essentially seamless coating.

Pool, P. (Offshore Joint Services, Houston, TX (US))

1991-12-01

272

Prospects for joint gravitational wave and short gamma-ray burst observations  

E-print Network

We present a detailed evaluation of the expected rate of joint gravitational-wave and short gamma-ray burst (GRB) observations over the coming years. We begin by evaluating the improvement in distance sensitivity of the gravitational wave search that arises from using the GRB observation to restrict the time and sky location of the source. We argue that this gives a 25% increase in sensitivity when compared to an all-sky, all-time search, corresponding to more than doubling the number of detectable gravitational wave signals associated with GRBs. Using this, we present the expected rate of joint observations with the advanced LIGO and Virgo instruments, taking into account the expected evolution of the gravitational wave detector network. We show that in the early advanced gravitational wave detector observing runs, from 2015-2017, there is only a small chance of a joint observation. However, as the detectors approach their design sensitivities, there is a good chance of joint observations provided wide field GRB satellites, such as Fermi and the Interplanetary Network, continue operation. The rate will also depend critically upon the nature of the progenitor, with neutron star--black hole systems observable to greater distances than double neutron star systems. The relative rate of binary mergers and GRBs will depend upon the jet opening angle of GRBs. Consequently, joint observations, as well as accurate measurement of both the GRB rate and binary merger rates will allow for an improved estimation of the opening angle of GRBs.

J. Clark; H. Evans; S. Fairhurst; I. W. Harry; E. Macdonald; D. Macleod; P. J. Sutton; A. R. Williamson

2014-09-29

273

Advanced Pacemaker  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Synchrony, developed by St. Jude Medical's Cardiac Rhythm Management Division (formerly known as Pacesetter Systems, Inc.) is an advanced state-of-the-art implantable pacemaker that closely matches the natural rhythm of the heart. The companion element of the Synchrony Pacemaker System is the Programmer Analyzer APS-II which allows a doctor to reprogram and fine tune the pacemaker to each user's special requirements without surgery. The two-way communications capability that allows the physician to instruct and query the pacemaker is accomplished by bidirectional telemetry. APS-II features 28 pacing functions and thousands of programming combinations to accommodate diverse lifestyles. Microprocessor unit also records and stores pertinent patient data up to a year.

1990-01-01

274

Hydraulic-Leak Detector for Hidden Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Slow leakage of fluid made obvious. Indicator consists of wick wrapped at one end around joint to be monitored. Wick absorbs hydraulic fluid leaking from joint and transmits to opposite end, located outside cover plate and visible to inspector. Leakage manifested as discoloration of outside end of wick. Indicator reveals leaks in hidden fittings on hydraulic lines. Fast inspection of joints without disassembly. Used in aerospace, petroleum, chemical, nuclear, and other industries where removing covers for inspection impossible, difficult, or time-consuming.

Anderson, G. E.; Loo, S.

1986-01-01

275

Joint hypermobility and fibromyalgia in schoolchildren  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVES--To test the hypothesis that joint hypermobility may play a part in the pathogenesis of pain in fibromyalgia, schoolchildren were examined for the coexistence of joint hypermobility and fibromyalgia. METHODS--The study group consisted of 338 children (179 boys, 159 girls; mean age 11.5 years, range 9-15 years) from one public school in Beer-Sheva, Israel. In the assessment of joint hypermobility,

A Gedalia; M Klein; D Buskila

1993-01-01

276

Hydrogen damage in friction welded copper joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

The occurrence of hydrogen attack in electrolytic copper and in copper deoxidized with phosphorous, during model heating in oil and in friction welded specimens was investigated. Dissimilar-metal joints, i.e. copper\\/TZM (titanium–zirconium–molybdenum based alloy) joints and copper\\/austenitic steel joints, were subjected to microstructural examinations and tensile strength tests.Microcracks near the weld surface, caused by hydrogen attack, were found to occur in

Andrzej Ambroziak

2010-01-01

277

Joint Affinity Propagation for Multiple View Segmentation  

Microsoft Academic Search

A joint se gmentation is a simultaneous segmentation of registered 2D images and 3D points reconstructed from the multiple view images. It is fundamental in structuring the data for subsequent modeling applications. In this paper, we treat this joint segmentation as a weighted graph label- ing problem. First, we construct a 3D graph for the joint 3D and 2D points

Jianxiong Xiao; Jingdong Wang; Ping Tan; Long Quan

2007-01-01

278

Is joint hypermobility important in prepubertal children?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to investigate serum prolidase activity and its relationship with collagen metabolism and joint\\u000a hypermobility, and to determine the prevalence and characteristics of joint hypermobility in prepubertal children. Serum prolidase\\u000a activity was measured spectrophotometrically. Joint hypermobility was defined using Beighton criteria. The children underwent\\u000a complete history and physical examination. Serum levels of prolidase were lower

Pelin Yazgan; ?clal Geyikli; Dost Zeyrek; Lutfu Baktiroglu; Mehmet Ali Kurcer

2008-01-01

279

Software Tools for Analysis of Bonded Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Linear and nonlinear springs have been used to model adhesives in bonded joints. This presentation describes two programs which obtain stresses and strains in bonded joints. For a given bonded joint model, these programs read the corresponding NASTRAN input and output files, use the spring forces or deformations to obtain the adhesive stresses or strain fields, sort the stresses and strains in descending order, and generate Mathematica plot files for three dimensional visualization of the stress and strain fields.

Tahmasebi, Farhad; Broduer, Steve (Technical Monitor)

2001-01-01

280

Chronic palmar dislocation of proximal interphalangeal joints.  

PubMed

Seven patients with chronic palmar dislocations of proximal interphalangeal joints are described. The duration of the dislocation ranged from 4 weeks to 19 months. Satisfactory mobility was restored in each patient after operative reduction and reconstruction of the extensor mechanism. Motion of the proximal interphalangeal joint averaged 57.1 degrees and 29.3 degrees at the distal interphalangeal joint. This method of treatment is preferable to an arthrodesis in selected patients. PMID:3958459

Posner, M A; Kapila, D

1986-03-01

281

Three-dimensional evaluation of the facet joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging nave revolurionalized analysis of vertebral anatomy and pathology. Further advances with 3-dimensional imaging have recently become an important adjunct for diagnosis and treatment in structural abnormalities. Facets are intimately related to their surrounding musculature and malalignment may cause pain directly or indirectly. High resolution 3-dimensional reformations of CT Scans give us new insight on structure and function of facet joints, since their motion and architecture are ever complex. It is well documented in the literature that facet joint biomecnanics is a partial contributor to the myriad at causes of low back The term "facet Joint syndrome" was coined in 1933 by GhorMley.3 The osteopathic lesion complex is well defined by LeRoy and McCole and comparison of roentgenographic findings before and after manipulation has teen described by Long and Lioyd.4,5 since alterations in facet biamechanics are an important aspect of osteopathic manipulative therapy (OT), 3-dimensional hign resolution imaging will prove to be a great asset in osteopathic research. Rotating the spine allows for different viewing perspectives to provide optimal and consistent measurements of the facet joint. Rotations are performed on the X, Y and 7, axis and measurements pre and post-manipulation are performed and compared on matching axis and perspectives. Rotation about the X, Y and Z axis help appreciate the 3-dimensionality of the vertebral column to project to the viewer a feeling that the spine is floating in space before them. This does give the viewer a 3-D understanding of the object however, only at a perspective at a Lime.

Folio, Les R.

1990-04-01

282

Salvage of first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty complications.  

PubMed

There are two broad categories of surgical techniques for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthroplasty. Resection arthroplasty is a resection of the base of the proximal phalanx with or without an interposition graft of capsule or adjacent tendon. The second technique involves a partial or complete joint replacement. The primary indication for these procedures is first metatarsophalangeal joint pain caused by arthritic change. The salvage surgical options for failed metatarsophalangeal joint arthoplasty are directed toward decreasing or eliminating the symptoms arising from the complications of these procedures. PMID:12760573

Baumhauer, Judith F; DiGiovanni, Benedict F

2003-03-01

283

Degenerative joint disease in female ballet dancers.  

PubMed

The relationship between long-term ballet dancing and eventual arthrosis of the hip, ankle, subtalar, and first metatarsophalangeal joint was examined in 19 former professional female dancers, aged 50 to 70 years. The dancers were compared with pair-matched controls. All 38 women underwent medical history taking, clinical examination, and roentgenography of the joints studied. The roentgenographs were independently judged by two investigators and grouped according to a modified classification of Hermodsson. We found a statistically significant increase in roentgenologic arthrosis of the ankle, subtalar, and first metatarsophalangeal joints in the ballet group compared with the control group. There was no significant difference regarding degenerative changes of the hip joint. However, subjects in the dance group who had evidence of degenerative changes on roentgenographs had no clinical complaints. There was a statistically significant increase in hallux valgus deformity in the ballet group (P < 0.05). The dancers also showed a statistically significant increase in flexion, external rotation, and abduction of the hip joint, dorsal flexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, and inversion and eversion of subtalar joint. But the control group had statistically significant increased plantar flexion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. The most important cause of the statistically significant increase of arthrosis of the ankle and first metatarsophalangeal joints must be explained by repetitive microtrauma. PMID:7661255

van Dijk, C N; Lim, L S; Poortman, A; Strübbe, E H; Marti, R K

1995-01-01

284

Effects of joint capsule tissue on cartilage degradation in an in vitro joint injury model  

E-print Network

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease of the whole joint that affects an estimated 20.7 million Americans. Traumatic joint injury causes an increase in risk for the development of osteoarthritis. A previously developed ...

Lin, Stephanie Norris, 1980-

2004-01-01

285

Joint venture capital investment for clean technologies and their problems in developing countries.  

PubMed

All technological developments are aimed at improving the quality of life of a community of people. Biotechnology is a technology which allows the exploitation of microorganisms, plants and animal cells to take place within an economic framework. Developing countries are looking for programmes achieving sustainable, economical growth conducive to a higher per capita income of the community. Any joint venture which promises social advances and economic benefits will have to be rural-based. This presentation discusses the need for a change in fermentation industry attitudes to allow joint venture capital investment in clean technologies together with the problems developing countries face for the implementation of such technologies. PMID:24415372

Doelle, H W

1996-09-01

286

Mechanisms of joint damage in gout: evidence from cellular and imaging studies.  

PubMed

The clinical course of gout is initially characterized by acute self-limited joint inflammation, but long-standing disease is often associated with chronic inflammation followed by the development of erosive joint damage, which can result in long-term functional impairment. Preventing joint damage is now a major focus of therapeutic intervention in gout. New light has been shed on the mechanisms leading to cartilage and bone damage in patients with this disease. Here, we discuss basic science studies focusing on the cellular immunology of bone and cartilage in gout and the effects of monosodium urate crystals on signaling pathways, cytokine release and the function of osteoclasts, osteoblasts and chondrocytes. We then explore the use of advanced imaging modalities (including MRI, ultrasonography, CT and dual-energy CT) to investigate pathology in gout, as they provide new ways to visualize joint tissues. These modalities vary in their ability to detect the various pathological features of gout and have different clinical applications. Imaging provides information about the inflammatory nature of the joint lesion, position and size of tophaceous deposits, and extent of bone and cartilage damage. Imaging is also increasingly being used to monitor the progression of joint damage and regression of tophi with effective urate-lowering therapy. PMID:22231231

McQueen, Fiona M; Chhana, Ashika; Dalbeth, Nicola

2012-03-01

287

Health monitoring of 90° bolted joints using fuzzy pattern recognition of ultrasonic signals  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bolted joints are important parts for aerospace structures. However, there is a significant risk associated with assembling bolted joints due to potential human error during the assembly process. Such errors are expensive to find and correct if exposed during environmental testing, yet checking the integrity of individual fasteners after assembly would be a time consuming task. Recent advances in structural health monitoring (SHM) can provide techniques to not only automate this process but also make it reliable. This integrity monitoring requires damage features to be related to physical conditions representing the structural integrity of bolted joints. In this paper an SHM technique using ultrasonic signals and fuzzy pattern recognition to monitor the integrity of 90° bolted joints in aerospace structures is described. The proposed technique is based on normalized fast Fourier transform (NFFT) of transmitted signals and fuzzy pattern recognition. Moreover, experimental observations of a case study on an aluminum 90° bolted joint are presented. We demonstrate the ability of the proposed method to efficiently monitor and indicate bolted joint integrity.

Jalalpour, M.; El-Osery, A. I.; Austin, E. M.; Reda Taha, M. M.

2014-01-01

288

Pressure-actuated joint system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A pressure vessel is provided that includes first and second case segments mated with one another. First and second annular rubber layers are disposed inboard of the first and second case segments, respectively. The second annular rubber layer has a slot extending from the radial inner surface across a portion of its thickness to define a main body portion and a flexible portion. The flexible portion has an interfacing surface portion abutting against an interfacing surface portion of the first annular rubber layer to follow movement of the first annular rubber layer during operation of the pressure vessel. The slot receives pressurized gas and establishes a pressure-actuated joint between the interfacing surface portions. At least one of the interfacing surface portions has a plurality of enclosed and sealed recesses formed therein.

McGuire, John R. (Inventor)

2004-01-01

289

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From 1946 to 1977, the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (JAEC) was responsible for making "continuing studies of the activities of the Atomic Energy Commission and of problems relating to the development, use, and control of atomic energy." Over three decades, the Committee looked into peacetime uses of atomic energy, international agreements regarding atomic energy, and various mutual defense agreements. The good people at the Stanford University Libraries & Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) have created this text archive of over 144,000 pages of source materials from the hearings of this committee. Visitors may wish to start with the "About the Collection" area, as it provides a bit more information on the scope of the materials here. After this, visitors are welcome to perform a simple search across the collection, or they may also wish to browse around at their leisure. The site is rounded out by a list of additional sites and resources.

290

JIS - the Joint Information System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main aim of JIS (Joint Information System) is to overcome the present lack of detailed knowledge amongst the European Solar Physics community. This lack of knowledge occurs at several levels: groups of researchers, institutions, scientific activities, running programs, resources, new opportunities, observational campaigns etc. JIS will not be data archives -- this is the aim of EGSO, but will provide all information mentioned above collecting all possible data about the institutes and scientists working in the field of solar physics. All European solar physicists will be provided with this information by means of an easy accessible webpage including different inquiry modes (query by country, university, institute, scientist and area of research). Until now such a system did not exist in Europe, but in foreseeable future a user-friendly and logical structured webpage will take on this task.

Hanslmeier, A.; Kienreich, I.; Palle, P.; Sosa, A.

291

Generalized joint hypermobility as a factor in clicking of the temporomandibular joint  

Microsoft Academic Search

Twenty-six patients with clicking or locking of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and 28 age- and sex-matched controls were assessed for generalized joint hypermobility by Beighton's method. Function of the masticatory apparatus was measured with Fricton's Craniomandibular Index. The TMJ patients had significantly higher joint mobility scores, but within the patient group there was no correlation between either the dysfunction or

F. A. Khan; J. Pediar

1996-01-01

292

Joint Health & Safety Committee Minutes January 13, 2011 1 JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE  

E-print Network

Joint Health & Safety Committee Minutes ­ January 13, 2011 1 UNBC JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE ­ to be confirmed if she accepts. D. HEALTH & SAFETY INCIDENTS REPORT SUMMARY 1. Andrea pointed out that the graph the scheduled meetings. #12;Joint Health & Safety Committee Minutes ­ January 13, 2011 2 Tim asked if we had

Bolch, Tobias

293

Biofluid lubrication for artificial joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This research investigated biofluid lubrication related to artificial joints using tribological and rheological approaches. Biofluids studied here represent two categories of fluids, base fluids and nanostructured biofluids. Base fluids were studied through comparison of synthetic fluids (simulated body fluid and hyaluronic acid) as well as natural biofluids (from dogs, horses, and humans) in terms of viscosity and fluid shear stress. The nano-structured biofluids were formed using molecules having well-defined shapes. Understanding nano-structured biofluids leads to new ways of design and synthesis of biofluids that are beneficial for artificial joint performance. Experimental approaches were utilized in the present research. This includes basic analysis of biofluids' property, such as viscosity, fluid shear stress, and shear rate using rheological experiments. Tribological investigation and surface characterization were conducted in order to understand effects of molecular and nanostructures on fluid lubrication. Workpiece surface structure and wear mechanisms were investigated using a scanning electron microscope and a transmission electron microscope. The surface topography was examined using a profilometer. The results demonstrated that with the adding of solid additives, such as crown ether or fullerene acted as rough as the other solids in the 3-body wear systems. In addition, the fullerene supplied low friction and low wear, which designates the lubrication purpose of this particular particle system. This dissertation is constructed of six chapters. The first chapter is an introduction to body fluids, as mentioned earlier. After Chapter II, it examines the motivation and approach of the present research, Chapter III discusses the experimental approaches, including materials, experimental setup, and conditions. In Chapter IV, lubrication properties of various fluids are discussed. The tribological properties and performance nanostructured biofluids are discussed in Chapter V, followed by summary and conclusions in Chapter VI.

Pendleton, Alice Mae

294

Advance directives.  

PubMed

Most patients want some control over their medical care, including-or even especially-when they are too sick to participate in decisions. Clinicians who have to make decisions for patients who are unable to participate often would appreciate guidance from patients' wishes. Advance care planning responds to these needs. The process provides for discussions about goals in different scenarios and allows inclusion of the family and physician as well as the patient. It helps to have the patient and family complete validated worksheets that walk them through the various considerations and result in expressions of preference that are clinically meaningful. For the clinician, scenario-based goals for care and personal thresholds for when desired care shifts from primarily cure-oriented to primarily palliative are the most useful features to know about. The patient and family should do most of the discussing on their own time; the physician and team should coordinate to screen for problems and ensure agreement. Ideally, this should occur over the course of regular clinical encounters, with some dedicated time for the topic at suitable intervals. PMID:17716024

Emanuel, Linda L

2008-01-01

295

Packages and Mitsubishi — International Joint Venture Negotiations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case covers the negotiations between Packages Limited, Pakistan (Packages) and Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan (Mitsubishi) for the formation of a joint venture to produce Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film in Pakistan. Packages was established in Pakistan in 1957 as a joint venture between the Wazir Ali Group and AB Auckerland and Rausing of Sweden. Packages manufactured paper and board and

Humaira Arif; Arif Nazir Butt

2006-01-01

296

Application of Hemi-Hip Joint Arthroplasty  

Microsoft Academic Search

Total hip replacement and hip resurfacing arthroplasty are two popular methods for curing the diseases of hip joints to date. While the technology can be considered to be mature, there are still some problems in practice. So, another method, hemi-hip joint arthroplasty, was introduced in this paper. The structure and materials of the prothesis, its experiments in vitro and the

Lan Chen; Mingzhao Chen; Lantian Chen; Ming Hu; Yiwang Bao

2008-01-01

297

Frictional Properties of Artificial Hip Joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new generation of hip replacements has been designed incorporating compliant layers to promote fluid film lubrication when the joints are implanted in patients. Tests in the Durham hip function simulator show that the friction in these joints is up to an order of magnitude lower than in currently used prostheses, and because this is due to complete separation of

A Unsworth; M J Pearcy; E F T White; G White

1988-01-01

298

High temperature ceramic/metal joint structure  

DOEpatents

A high temperature turbine engine includes a hybrid ceramic/metallic rotor member having ceramic/metal joint structure. The disclosed joint is able to endure higher temperatures than previously possible, and aids in controlling heat transfer in the rotor member.

Boyd, Gary L. (Tempe, AZ)

1991-01-01

299

Flexible Protective Shield For Newly Welded Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Simple device promotes defect-free welds in oxidation-prone metals. Welding torch pulls trailing shield behind to provide protective shield of argon gas over hot weld bead. Guide at front of torch holder feeds welding wire to joint. Shield bent or straightened to fit closely against weld joint.

Dyer, Gerald E.

1988-01-01

300

Prognosis of motor development and joint hypermobility  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a study of 59 infants aged 18 months there were 20 with joint hypermobility and delayed motor development, 19 with joint hypermobility and normal motor development, and 20 normal controls. They were reassessed for motor function 3.5 years later at the age of 5 years. Both gross and fine motor performance were significantly delayed in the group of children

E Tirosh; M Jaffe; R Marmur; Y Taub; Z Rosenberg

1991-01-01

301

Cyclic Fatigue Behaviour of Adhesive Joints.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the last six months we have: (a) Concentrated our efforts on the fatigue failure of carbon-fibre PEEK/AFl63 lap joints, and in particular we have started to predict the life time of single-lap joints under cyclic fatigue loading. The analysis is based ...

A. J. Kinloch, T. Toh

1995-01-01

302

Design and control of flexure jointed hexapods  

Microsoft Academic Search

By combining static input-output decoupling transformations with hexapod geometric design, the highly coupled dynamics of a flexure jointed hexapod can be decoupled. Several algorithms have been proposed which result in different sets of decoupled inputs and outputs, and which can use a variety of feedback measurements (position, velocity, acceleration, or force in either joint or Cartesian spaces). Three hexapod configurations

John E. McInroy; Jerry C. Hamann

2000-01-01

303

Joint hypermobility leading to osteoarthrosis and chondrocalcinosis  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have reviewed 21 adults referred to rheumatology clinic and considered to have generalised joint hypermobility by the criteria of Carter and Wilkinson (1964), modified by Beighton et al. (1973). They fell into two categories. 5 patients had a raised plasma viscosity (PV) and in each case a definite pathology was found to account for this, superimposed on hypermobile joints.

H A Bird; C R Tribe; P A Bacon

1978-01-01

304

Joint hypermobility in patients with chondromalacia patellae  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The relationship between joint mobility and chondromalacia patellae was reported in a prospective study. A total of 115 patients with chondromalacia patellae were compared with 110 healthy individuals without chondromalacia patellae, matched for age and sex, who served as a control group. The degree of joint mobility was scored on a scale of 0-9. The number of individuals with

Z. AL-RAWI; A. H. NESSAN

1997-01-01

305

Navstar Global Positioning System Joint Program Office  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Navstar Global Positioning System Joint Program Office site provides links to Navstar and GPS, the Joint Program Office, user equipment, space segment, control segment, CSEL Program Office, acquisition logistics, contacts, resources, GPS program library, configuration management, system engineering, user equipment sustainment, and pseudo random noise requests.

Office, Navstar G.

306

Viscoelastic Analysis of an Adhesive Tubular Joint  

Microsoft Academic Search

The investigations so far available with regard to stress analysis of adhesive joints assume that the adhesive is elastic. In the present analysis the time dependent properties of the adhesive are taken into account by assuming that the adhesive is viscoelastic. The viscoelastic analysis of a tubular joint has been attempted using a prony series fitting for the relaxation modulus

R. S. Alwar; Y. R. Nagaraja

1976-01-01

307

Modeling Joint Synergies to Synthesize Realistic Movements  

E-print Network

for the flexible organization of joints over time when performing a movement. We propose a generic method which joints - shoulder, elbow, wrist - are combined in order to perform a smooth movement. When groups follow here the assumption that synergies can be modeled in a flexible and dynamic fashion in order

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

308

Degenerative Joint Disease in Female Ballet Dancers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between long-term ballet dancing and eventual arthrosis of the hip, ankle, subtalar, and first metatarsophalangeal joint was examined in 19 former professional female dancers, aged 50 to 70 years. The dancers were compared with pair-matched controls. All 38 women underwent medical history taking, clinical ex amination, and roentgenography of the joints studied. The roentgenographs were independently judged by

C. Niek van Dijk; Liesbeth S. L. Lim; Alina Poortman; Ernst H. Strübbe; Rene K. Marti

1995-01-01

309

Achieving integrated convoys: cargo unmanned ground vehicle development and experimentation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cargo UGV project was initiated in 2010 with the aim of developing and experimenting with advanced autonomous vehicles capable of being integrated unobtrusively into manned logistics convoys. The intent was to validate two hypotheses in complex, operationally representative environments: first, that unmanned tactical wheeled vehicles provide a force protection advantage by creating standoff distance to warfighters during ambushes or improvised explosive device attacks; and second, that these UGVs serve as force multipliers by enabling a single operator to control multiple unmanned assets. To assess whether current state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle technology was sufficiently capable to permit resupply missions to be executed with decreased risk and reduced manpower, and to assess the effect of UGVs on customary convoy tactics, the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory and the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise sponsored Oshkosh Defense and the National Robotics Engineering Center to equip two standard Marine Corps cargo trucks for autonomous operation. This paper details the system architecture, hardware implementation, and software modules developed to meet the vehicle control, perception, and planner requirements compelled by this application. Additionally, the design of a custom human machine interface and an accompanying training program are described, as is the creation of a realistic convoy simulation environment for rapid system development. Finally, results are conveyed from a warfighter experiment in which the effectiveness of the training program for novice operators was assessed, and the impact of the UGVs on convoy operations was observed in a variety of scenarios via direct comparison to a fully manned convoy.

Zych, Noah; Silver, David; Stager, David; Green, Colin; Pilarski, Thomas; Fischer, Jacob

2013-05-01

310

DEGREE SPECTRA OF STRUCTURES JOINT SPECTRA OF STRUCTURES  

E-print Network

DEGREE SPECTRA OF STRUCTURES JOINT SPECTRA OF STRUCTURES PROPERTIES OF JOINT SPECTRA Properties of the Joint Spectra of Sequence of Structures Alexandra A. Soskova Department of Mathematics and Computer of Structures #12;DEGREE SPECTRA OF STRUCTURES JOINT SPECTRA OF STRUCTURES PROPERTIES OF JOINT SPECTRA

Soskova, Alexandra A.

311

Chord, Tie Bar & Crossbracing Joint Detail in Plan; Crossbracing ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Chord, Tie Bar & Crossbracing Joint Detail in Plan; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail in Plan; Chord Joining Detail in Plan & Elevation; Chord, Panel Post, Tie Bar, & Diagonal Brace Joint Detail; Crossbracing Center Joint Detail in Section; Chord, Panel Post, Tie Bar & Horizontal Brace Joint Detail - Narrows Bridge, Spanning Sugar Creek at Old County Road 280 East, Marshall, Parke County, IN

312

Position control of manipulator with passive joints using dynamic coupling  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method of controlling the position of a manipulator composed of active and passive joints is described. The active joints have actuators and position sensors. The passive joints have holding brakes instead of actuators. While the brakes are released, the passive joints are indirectly controlled by the motion of the active joints using the coupling characteristics of manipulator dynamics. While

Hirohiko Arai; Susumu Tachi

1991-01-01

313

Osteoid osteoma in the differential diagnosis of persistent joint pain  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report 20 cases (13 male and 7 female), mean age 21 years) of juxta-articular osteoid osteoma. The distribution of affected joints was as follows: hip joint (7 cases), knee joint (2 cases), ankle joint (2 cases); iliosacral joint (2 cases), lumbar spine (2 cases), carpus (2 cases), shoulder (1 case), second metacarpal (MCP; 1 case) and first metatarsal (MTP;

A. D. Georgoulis; P. N. Soucacos; A. E. Beris; T. A. Xenakis

1995-01-01

314

Concomitant preoperative radiochemotherapy in operable locally advanced rectal cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a combination of preoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy for operable locally advanced rectal cancer (Stages II and III). METHODS: Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are started jointly on day one of the therapy. 5-Fluorouracil is given in a dosage of 1000 mg\\/ m2\\/day as a continuous 24-hour infusion for 4 days.

Aurelio Picciocchi; Claudio Coco; Paolo Magistrelli; Giuliano Roncolini; Gaetano Netri; Claudio Mattana; Numa Cellini; Vincenzo Valentini; Antonio De Franco; Fabio Maria Vecchio; Renato Cavaliere; Maurizio Cosimelli; Fabrizio Ambesi Impiombato

1994-01-01

315

Genomic Advances to Improve Biomass for Biofuels (Genomics and Bioenergy)  

SciTech Connect

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab bioscientist Daniel Rokhsar discusses genomic advances to improve biomass for biofuels. He presented his talk Feb. 11, 2008 in Berkeley, California as part of Berkeley Lab's community lecture series. Rokhsar works with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute and Berkeley Lab's Genomics Division.

Rokhsar, Daniel

2008-02-11

316

Meeting Report: The CTBT and advances in earth science  

Microsoft Academic Search

David Booth and Peter Maguire report on a two-day meeting organized by the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Geophysical Association, that showed how scientific challenges generated by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty have been addressed, and how they continue to stimulate advances in earth science. David Booth and Peter Maguire were joint organizers of this meeting. Meeting programme,

David Booth; Peter Maguire

2002-01-01

317

Magnetorheological technique and application in advanced Intelligent artificial Limb  

Microsoft Academic Search

the research survey of magnetorheological dampers has been introduced in the paper, the mechanics modeling of magnetorheological dampers has been found based on intelligent artificial limb as well as its optimized installation position in artificial limb and the control principles of knee joints. The intelligent following can be carried out by advanced intelligent limb according to the gait of healthy

Fu Li; Xie Hualong; Xu Xinhe; Yu Mei-xiang

2008-01-01

318

Conjugal bereavement effects on health and mortality at advanced ages  

Microsoft Academic Search

Spousal bereavement at old ages may lead to dramatic changes in health. This paper investigates whether spousal bereavement has a causal effect on health and on mortality of the surviving spouse. We advance on the literature in two main ways. First, we model survivals of both spouses and the dynamic evolution of health jointly, allowing for potential endogeneity of timing

Gerard J. van den Berg; Maarten Lindeboom

2011-01-01

319

Shear joint capability versus bolt clearance  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The results of a conservative analysis approach into the determination of shear joint strength capability for typical space-flight hardware as a function of the bolt-hole clearance specified in the design are presented. These joints are comprised of high-strength steel fasteners and abutments constructed of aluminum alloys familiar to the aerospace industry. A general analytical expression was first arrived at which relates bolt-hole clearance to the bolt shear load required to place all joint fasteners into a shear transferring position. Extension of this work allowed the analytical development of joint load capability as a function of the number of fasteners, shear strength of the bolt, bolt-hole clearance, and the desired factor of safety. Analysis results clearly indicate that a typical space-flight hardware joint can withstand significant loading when less than ideal bolt hole clearances are used in the design.

Lee, H. M.

1992-01-01

320

Anatomy and histology of the sacroiliac joints.  

PubMed

The anatomy of joints provides an important basis for understanding the nature and imaging of pathologic lesions and their imaging appearance. This applies especially to the sacroiliac (SI) joints, which play a major role in the diagnosis of spondyloarthritis. They are composed of two different joint portions, a cartilage-covered portion ventrally and a ligamentous portion dorsally, and thus rather complex anatomically. Knowledge of anatomy and the corresponding normal imaging findings are important in the imaging diagnosis of sacroiliitis, especially by MR imaging. A certain distinction between the two joint portions by MR imaging is only obtainable by axial slice orientation. Together with a perpendicular coronal slice orientation, it provides adequate anatomical information and thereby a possibility for detecting the anatomical site of disease-specific characteristics and normal variants simulating disease. This overview describes current knowledge about the normal macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the SI joints. PMID:24896748

Egund, Niels; Jurik, Anne Grethe

2014-07-01

321

Joint interaction with embedded concretions: joint loading configurations inferred from propagation paths  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The interaction between propagating joints and embedded concretions in a Devonian black shale near Seneca Lake, NY, permits identification of the loading configurations responsible for two joint sets of different ages striking at nearly the same orientation. The earlier set consists of systematic joints cut by later Alleghanian joints of the Appalachian Plateau. The later set consists of non-systematic curving cross joints that abut these same Alleghanian joints. Field evidence shows that concretions functioned as stiff inclusions in a compliant black shale. As a consequence of this elastic contrast, local perturbations in the remote stress field persisted around the concretions during burial, tectonic deformation, and exhumation. These stress perturbations influenced joint propagation paths of both joint sets. Our conclusions about loading configurations are based on finite-element modeling of the effect of the local stress perturbation on concretion-modified joint propagation. Modeling shows that the local stress perturbation from a thermoelastic loading was responsible for deflecting cross joints away from concretions in a curved propagation path near the concretion. This load configuration also led to arrest of cross joints before they penetrated the shale-concretion interface. At greater distances from the concretion, the propagation path of cross joints was controlled by the contemporary tectonic stress field. The interface between concretions and the surrounding shale was strongly bonded, as indicated by the crossing of the interface by some of the systematic ENE joints. Higher compressive stress levels within the concretions relative to the shale suppressed joint development in the concretion, causing the arrest of those joints once they had driven across the interface and a short distance into the concretion. Numerical modeling shows that interface penetration by the systematic ENE joints is consistent with a fluid load, the same loading configuration postulated for the subsequent Alleghanian joints. The traces of the systematic ENE joints align on opposite sides of concretions, rather than curving toward the concretion as predicted by two-dimensional models of the fluid load. Co-planar traces are indicative of large, planar joints propagating in-plane around the concretion, making it energetically inefficient for the crack front to curve as it enters the local stress perturbation near the concretion. A fluid load for the systematic ENE joints came from high pore pressure during the pre-Alleghanian stages of burial of the Devonian Catskill delta complex.

McConaughy, David T.; Engelder, Terry

1999-11-01

322

Electronic hidden solder joint geometry characterization  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

To reduce the size of electronic equipment, multi-layer printed circuit board structures have become popular in recent years. As a result, the inspection of hidden solder joints between layers of boards has become increasingly difficult. Xray machines have been used for ball grid array (BGA) and hidden solder joint inspection; however, the equipment is costly and the inspection process is time consuming. In this paper, we investigate an active thermography approach to probing solder joint geometry. A set of boards having the same number of solder joints and amount of solder paste (0.061 g) was fabricated. Each solder joint had a different geometry. A semi-automated system was built to heat and then transfer each board to a chamber where an infrared camera was used to scan the board as it was cooling down. Two-thirds of the data set was used for model development and one-third was used for model evaluation. Both artificial neural network (ANN) and binary logistic regression models were constructed. Results suggest that solder joints with more surface area cool much faster than those with less surface area. In addition, both modeling approaches are consistent in predicting solder geometry; ANN had 85% accuracy and the regression model had 80%. This approach can potentially be used to test for cold solder joints prior to BGA assembly, since cold solder joints may have air gaps between the joint and the board and air is a poor heat conductor. Therefore, a cold solder joint may have a slower cooling rate than a normal one.

Hsieh, Sheng-Jen

2009-05-01

323

An Atypical Molecular Profile for Joint Development in the Avian Costal Joint  

PubMed Central

Development of synovial joints involves generation of cartilaginous anlagen, formation of interzones between cartilage anlagen, and cavitation of interzones to produce fluid filled cavities. Interzone development is not fully understood, but interzones are thought to develop from skeletogenic cells that are inhibited from further chondrogenic development by a cascade of gene expression including Wnt and Bmp family members. We examined the development of the rarely studied avian costal joint to better understand mechanisms of joint development. The costal joint is found within ribs, is morphologically similar to the metatarsophalangeal joint, and undergoes cavitation in a similar manner. In contrast to other interzones, Wnt14/9a, Gdf5, Chordin, Barx1, and Bapx1 are absent from the costal joint interzone, consistent with the absence of active ?-catenin and phosphorylated Smad 1/5/8. However Autotaxin and Noggin are expressed. The molecular profile of the costal joint suggests there are alternative mechanisms of interzone development. PMID:20730871

Winslow, B. B.; Burke, A.C.

2010-01-01

324

Advanced Emissions Control Development Program  

SciTech Connect

The objective of the Advanced Emissions Control Development Program (AECDP) is to develop practical, cost-effective strategies for reducing the emissions of air toxics from coal-fired boilers. Ideally, the project aim is to effectively control air toxic emissions through the use of conventional flue gas cleanup equipment such as electrostatic precipitators (ESPS), fabric filters (baghouse), and wet flue gas desulfurization. Development work to date has concentrated on the capture of mercury, other trace metals, fine particulate and hydrogen chloride. Following the construction and evaluation of a representative air toxics test facility in Phase I, Phase II focused on the evaluation of mercury and several other air toxics emissions. The AECDP is jointly funded by the United States Department of Energy's Federal Energy Technology Center (DOE), the Ohio Coal Development Office within the Ohio Department of Development (oCDO), and Babcock& Wilcox-a McDermott company (B&W).

A.P.Evans; K.E. Redinger; M.J. Holmes

1998-04-01

325

Advances in managing ankylosing spondylitis  

PubMed Central

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory disease with prominent involvement of the spine and sacroiliac joints which frequently leads to significant spine deformity and disability. The development of effective therapies for AS, particularly with anti-tumor necrosis factor agents, has resulted in improved symptoms and functions for many patients, and clinical research increasingly suggests that effective therapy can also prevent destruction in the spine and other structures. Recent focus of disease classification in AS has emphasized that many individuals with features of inflammatory back pain but no visible changes on plain x-rays have active inflammatory disease when imaged with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent studies indicate that individuals with “non-radiographic” spondylitis can also respond to anti-inflammatory therapies. Several new agents are also showing promise for treatment of AS. These developments represent a significant advance in the management of this debilitating condition. PMID:25343035

Chen, Patty P.

2014-01-01

326

Association of Generalized Joint Hypermobility With a History of Glenohumeral Joint Instability  

PubMed Central

Abstract Context: Little is known about the relationship among sex, generalized joint hypermobility, and glenohumeral joint instability. Objective: To examine the relationship among sex, generalized joint hypermobility scores, and a history of glenohumeral joint instability within a young, physically active cohort and to describe the incidence of generalized joint hypermobility within this population. Design: Cross-sectional cohort study. Setting: United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Patients or Other Participants: Of the 1311 members of the entering freshman class of 2010, 1050 (80%) agreed to participate. Main Outcome Measure(s): Generalized joint hypermobility was assessed using the Beighton Scale. A history of glenohumeral joint instability was identified via a baseline questionnaire. Results: Most participants (78%) had no signs of generalized joint hypermobility. Only 11 volunteers (1.5%) had Beighton Scale scores of 4 or greater. Logistic regression analysis revealed a relationship between generalized joint hypermobility and a history of glenohumeral joint instability (P ?=? .023). When sex and race were controlled, those with a total Beighton Scale score of ?2 were nearly 2.5 times as likely (odds ratio ?=? 2.48, 95% confidence interval ?=? 1.19, 5.20, P ?=? .016) to have reported a history of glenohumeral joint instability. A relationship was observed between sex and nearly all individual Beighton Scale items. Although women had higher total Beighton Scale scores than men, sex (P ?=? .658) and race (P ?=? .410) were not related to a history of glenohumeral joint instability when other variables in the model were controlled. Conclusions: In these participants, generalized joint hypermobility and a history of glenohumeral joint instability were associated. PMID:20446838

Cameron, Kenneth L.; Duffey, Michele L.; DeBerardino, Thomas M.; Stoneman, Paul D.; Jones, Christopher J.; Owens, Brett D.

2010-01-01

327

PSP: An Advanced Surface-Potential-Based MOSFET Model for Circuit Simulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the latest and most advanced surface-potential-based model jointly developed by The Pennsylvania State University and Philips. Specific topics include model structure, mobility and velocity saturation description, further development and verification of symmetric linearization method, recent advances in the computational techniques for the surface potential, modeling of gate tunneling current, inclusion of the retrograde impurity profile, and noise

Gennady Gildenblat; Xin Li; Weimin Wu; Hailing Wang; Amit Jha; Ronald van Langevelde; G. D. J. Smit; Andries J. Scholten; Dirk B. M. Klaassen

2006-01-01

328

Therapeutic application of mesenchymal stem cells in bone and joint diseases.  

PubMed

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), the non-hematopoietic progenitor cells, are multi-potent stem cells from a variety of tissues with the capability of self-renewal, proliferation, differentiation into multi-lineage cell types, as well as anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory. These properties make MSCs an ideal source of cell therapy in bone and joint diseases. This review describes the advances of animal study and preliminary clinical application in the past few years, related to MSC-based cell therapy in the common bone and joint diseases, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, osteonecrosis of the femoral head and osteogenesis imperfecta. It highlights the promising prospect of MSC in clinical application of bone and joint diseases. PMID:23124706

Liu, Yi; Wu, Jianmei; Zhu, Youming; Han, Jinxiang

2014-02-01

329

7 CFR 3406.8 - Joint project proposals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-01-01

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7 CFR 3406.8 - Joint project proposals.  

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2014-01-01

331

7 CFR 3405.7 - Joint project proposals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-01-01

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7 CFR 3405.7 - Joint project proposals.  

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2011-01-01

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2014-01-01

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2012-01-01

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7 CFR 3406.8 - Joint project proposals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-01-01

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2013-01-01

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7 CFR 3406.8 - Joint project proposals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-01-01

338

21 CFR 888.3720 - Toe joint polymer constrained prosthesis.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-04-01

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21 CFR 888.3720 - Toe joint polymer constrained prosthesis.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-04-01

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21 CFR 888.3780 - Wrist joint polymer constrained prosthesis.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-04-01

341

21 CFR 872.3940 - Total temporomandibular joint prosthesis.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Total temporomandibular joint prosthesis. 872.3940 Section 872.3940...3940 Total temporomandibular joint prosthesis. (a) Identification. A total temporomandibular joint prosthesis is a device that is intended...

2010-04-01

342

49 CFR 236.59 - Insulated rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-10-01

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49 CFR 236.59 - Insulated rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

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2012-10-01

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49 CFR 234.235 - Insulated rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-10-01

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49 CFR 236.59 - Insulated rail joints.  

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2011-10-01

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49 CFR 234.235 - Insulated rail joints.  

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2012-10-01

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49 CFR 234.235 - Insulated rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-10-01

348

49 CFR 234.235 - Insulated rail joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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2013-10-01

349

21 CFR 888.3230 - Finger joint polymer constrained prosthesis.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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2010-04-01

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21 CFR 888.3230 - Finger joint polymer constrained prosthesis.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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2011-04-01

351

ISB recommendation on definitions of joint coordinate system of various joints for the reporting of human joint motion—part I: ankle, hip, and spine  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Standardization and Terminology Committee (STC) of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) proposes a general reporting standard for joint kinematics based on the Joint Coordinate System (JCS), first proposed by Grood and Suntay for the knee joint in 1983 (J. Biomech. Eng. 105 (1983) 136). There is currently a lack of standard for reporting joint motion in the field

Ge Wu; Sorin Siegler; Paul Allard; Chris Kirtley; Alberto Leardini; Dieter Rosenbaum; Mike Whittle; Darryl D D’Lima; Luca Cristofolini; Hartmut Witte; Oskar Schmid; Ian Stokes

2002-01-01

352

SCIENCE BRIEF: ADVANCED CONCEPTS  

EPA Science Inventory

Research on advanced concepts will evaluate and demonstrate the application of innovative infrastructure designs, management procedures and operational approaches. Advanced concepts go beyond simple asset management. The infusion of these advanced concepts into established wastew...

353

Advance care directives  

MedlinePLUS

Living will; Power of attorney; DNR - advance directive; Do not resuscitate - advance directive ... of medical care you should receive. Using an advance directive, you can tell your doctor what medical treatment ...

354

Aksa plans polypropylene joint venture  

SciTech Connect

Turkish acrylic fiber maker Aksa (Yalova), part of the Akkok textile conglomerate, is studying construction of a world-scale polypropylene (PP) plant as part of its diversification plans. The company says it is engaged in discussions with three multinations in the PP business' on the possibility of a joint venture. One of the firms is understood to be Amoco. Aksa is looking at three possible locations for the 100,000 m.t.-150,000 m.t./year plant: Yalova, near Istanbul, where its existing plants are located; Zonguldak, on the Black Sea coast; and within one of the existing complexes or a new site belonging to state-owned Petkim. Aksa has not yet discussed that option with Petkim, which recently received approval to build a $2.5-billion petrochemical complex. The Aksa PP plant would cost about $100 million and would use propylene from world markets. The onstream date depends on Aksa's ability to link up with a foreign partner, but it hopes to complete the unit within three years. Turkey has only one PP plant, a 65,000-m.t./year Petkim unit at Aliaga. The domestic market is currently two to three times that amount and is growing. Petkim also plans a 200,000-m.t./year PP plant as part of its new complex.

Alperowicz, N.

1992-12-02

355

Joint Acoustic Propagation Experiment (JAPE)  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Joint Acoustic Propagation Experiment (JAPE), performed under the auspices of NATO and the Acoustics Working Group, was conducted at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, USA, during the period 11-28 Jul. 1991. JAPE consisted of 220 trials using various acoustic sources including speakers, propane cannon, various types of military vehicles, helicopters, a 155mm howitzer, and static high explosives. Of primary importance to the performance of these tests was the intensive characterization of the atmosphere before and during the trials. Because of the wide range of interests on the part of the participants, JAPE was organized in such a manner to provide a broad cross section of test configurations. These included short and long range propagation from fixed and moving vehicles, terrain masking, and vehicle detection. A number of independent trials were also performed by individual participating agencies using the assets available during JAPE. These tests, while not documented in this report, provided substantial and important data to those groups. Perhaps the most significant feature of JAPE is the establishment of a permanent data base which can be used by not only the participants but by others interested in acoustics. A follow-on test was performed by NASA LaRC during the period 19-29 Aug. 1991 at the same location. These trials consisted of 59 overflights of supersonic aircraft in order to establish the relationship between atmospheric turbulence and the received sonic boom energy at the surface.

Carnes, Benny L.; Olsen, Robert O.; Kennedy, Bruce W.

1993-01-01

356

Temporomandibular joint multidisciplinary team clinic.  

PubMed

Patients with dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) commonly present to oral and maxillofacial departments and are increasingly being managed by a subspecialist group of surgeons. We review the outcomes of patients attending a specialist TMJ multidisciplinary team (MDT) clinic. All patients are simultaneously reviewed by a consultant oral and maxillofacial surgeon, consultant in oral medicine, specialist physiotherapist, and maxillofacial prosthetist, and they can also see a consultant liaison psychiatrist. They are referred from primary, secondary, and tertiary care when medical and surgical treatment in the routine TMJ clinic has failed, and are triaged by the attending maxillofacial surgeon. On discharge they are returned to the care of the referring practitioner. We review the outcomes of patients attending this clinic over a 2-year period and show improvements in pain scores and maximal incisal opening, as well as quality of life outcome measures. All units in the UK with an interest in the management of diseases of the TMJ should consider establishing this type of clinic and should use available resources and expertise to maximise outcomes. PMID:25179688

Ahmed, Nabeela; Poate, Tim; Nacher-Garcia, Cristina; Pugh, Nicola; Cowgill, Helen; Page, Lisa; Matthews, N Shaun

2014-11-01

357

Sealed joint structure for electrochemical device  

DOEpatents

Several members make up a joint in a high-temperature electrochemical device, wherein the various members perform different functions. The joint is useful for joining multiple cells (generally tubular modules) of an electrochemical device to produce a multi-cell segment-in-series stack for a solid oxide fuel cell, for instance. The joint includes sections that bond the joining members to each other; one or more seal sections that provide gas-tightness, and sections providing electrical connection and/or electrical insulation between the various joining members. A suitable joint configuration for an electrochemical device has a metal joint housing, a first porous electrode, a second porous electrode, separated from the first porous electrode by a solid electrolyte, and an insulating member disposed between the metal joint housing and the electrolyte and second electrode. One or more brazes structurally and electrically connects the first electrode to the metal joint housing and forms a gas tight seal between the first electrode and the second electrode.

Tucker, Michael C; Jacobson, Craig P; De Jonghe, Lutgard C; Visco, Steven J

2013-05-21

358

A case of rheumatoid arthritis improved from Steinbrocker classification class IV to class II after multi-joint surgery.  

PubMed

We report the case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who showed a reduction in disease severity (from class IV to class II) after multi-joint surgery. The patient was a 61-year-old man with a history of RA, type-2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He had been undergoing treatment for RA for the past 10 years, but his condition could not be appropriately controlled. In addition to generalized edema, marked destruction of the left elbow joint and knees was observed, and he was unable to move in bed (Steinbrocker classification: stage IV, class IV). In March 2009, he developed suppurative arthritis of the left elbow (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus [MSSA] infection) and was referred to our institution, where the infection subsided after cleaning of the wound and administration of antibiotics. In March 2010, he underwent artificial joint replacement arthroplasty of the left elbow, followed by replacement arthroplasty of the right knee in July that year and of the left knee in November. As of December 2011, the patient showed no signs of inflammatory reactions and was able to walk using crutches (Steinbrocker classification: stage IV, class II). Recent advancements in pharmacotherapy have made it possible to control the advancement of joint destruction in RA. However, in this patient, because of the advanced stage of joint destruction, surgical methods were required to aid the patient in recovering his ability to walk. PMID:23823018

Matsuda, Kotaro; Gotoh, Masafumi; Mitsui, Yasuhiro; Yoshikawa, Eiichiro; Kume, Shinichiro; Yano, Mayumi; Honda, Seiyo; Okawa, Takahiro; Fukuda, Takaaki; Higuchi, Fujio; Nagata, Kensei

2012-01-01

359

Inspection of Fusion Joints in Plastic Pipe  

SciTech Connect

The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost-effective method exists for assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field. Visual examination and pressure testing are current nondestructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project developed, demonstrated, and validated an in-situ nondestructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system includes a laser-based image-recognition system that automatically generates and interprets digital images of pipe joints and assigns them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. An EWI-patented process, the Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) was developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation, which reveals the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and nonstandard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and two destructive forms of testing: short-term tensile testing and long-term creep rupture testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and the destructive testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than destructive testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

Connie Reichert

2005-09-01

360

INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE  

SciTech Connect

The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost effective method of assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field exists. Visual examination and pressure testing are current non-destructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project will develop, demonstrate, and validate an in-situ non-destructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system will include a laser based image-recognition system that will automatically generate and interpret digital images of pipe joints and assign them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. A Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) is being developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation and reveal the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and nonstandard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and tensile testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and tensile testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than tensile testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

2005-07-13

361

INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE  

SciTech Connect

The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost effective method of assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field exists. Visual examination and pressure testing are current non-destructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project will develop, demonstrate, and validate an in-situ non-destructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system will include a laser based image-recognition system that will automatically generate and interpret digital images of pipe joints and assign them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. A Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) is being developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation and reveal the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and non-standard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and tensile testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and tensile testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than tensile testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

2004-10-29

362

INSPECTION OF FUSION JOINTS IN PLASTIC PIPE  

SciTech Connect

The standard method of joining plastic pipe in the field is the butt fusion process. As in any pipeline application, joint quality greatly affects overall operational safety of the system. Currently no simple, reliable, cost effective method of assessing the quality of fusion joints in the field exists. Visual examination and pressure testing are current non-destructive approaches, which do not provide any assurance about the long-term pipeline performance. This project will develop, demonstrate, and validate an in-situ non-destructive inspection method for butt fusion joints in gas distribution plastic pipelines. The inspection system will include a laser based image-recognition system that will automatically generate and interpret digital images of pipe joints and assign them a pass/fail rating, which eliminates operator bias in evaluating joint quality. A Weld Zone Inspection Method (WZIM) is being developed in which local heat is applied to the joint region to relax the residual stresses formed by the original joining operation and reveal the surface condition of the joint. In cases where the joint is not formed under optimal conditions, and the intermolecular forces between contacting surfaces are not strong enough, the relaxation of macromolecules in the surface layer causes the material to pull back, revealing a fusion line. If the joint is sound, the bond line image does not develop. To establish initial feasibility of the approach, welds were performed under standard and non-standard conditions. These welds were subjected to the WZIM and tensile testing. There appears to be a direct correlation between the WZIM and tensile testing results. Although WZIM appears to be more sensitive than tensile testing can verify, the approach appears valid.

Alex Savitski; Connie Reichert; John Coffey

2004-07-13

363

Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT)  

NSF Publications Database

... Technologies (ALT) Synopsis of Program: Through the Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) program ... technologies, and (2) advances research in computer science, information technology, learning, and ...

364

Radiology of disorders of the sacroiliac joints  

SciTech Connect

Many disorders can lead to radiological abnormalities of the sacroiliac joints. Some present a characteristic appearance, while others may be diagnosed by analyzing both the appearance and the distribution of findings. Computed tomography provides excellent visualization of the sacroiliac joints and can be helpful in the evaluation of articular disorders as well as pelvic trauma and neoplasms. Radionuclide scanning of bone can also be used to evaluate the sacroiliac joints, particularly if the two sides are compared with the assistance of computer-generated activity counts. This article describes the radiological features of these various disorders that often allow an exact diagnosis to be made.

Resnik, C.S.; Resnick, D.

1985-05-17

365

The locked metacarpophalangeal joint: diagnosis and treatment.  

PubMed

The locked metacarpophalangeal joint of a finger is an unusual condition frequently confused with a "trigger finger." The causes can be classified into degenerative and spontaneous groups. Ten cases are presented. The cause of locking of one patient in the degenerative group was gouty arthritis, a cause not previously reported in the literature. Although surgery is usually necessary, joint mobility was restored in 30% of the cases by distending the joint capsule with an intraarticular injection of a local anesthetic followed by gentle manipulation. In addition to routine x-ray films, arthrotomography was found to be a useful diagnostic technique in determining the cause of locking. PMID:3958458

Posner, M A; Langa, V; Green, S M

1986-03-01

366

Prospects for joint gravitational wave and short gamma-ray burst observations  

E-print Network

We present a detailed evaluation of the expected rate of joint gravitational-wave and short gamma-ray burst (GRB) observations over the coming years. We begin by evaluating the improvement in distance sensitivity of the gravitational wave search that arises from using the GRB observation to restrict the time and sky location of the source. We argue that this gives a 25% increase in sensitivity when compared to an all-sky, all-time search, corresponding to more than doubling the number of detectable gravitational wave signals associated with GRBs. Using this, we present the expected rate of joint observations with the advanced LIGO and Virgo instruments, taking into account the expected evolution of the gravitational wave detector network. We show that in the early advanced gravitational wave detector observing runs, from 2015-2017, there is only a small chance of a joint observation. However, as the detectors approach their design sensitivities, there is a good chance of joint observations provided wide field...

Clark, J; Fairhurst, S; Harry, I W; Macdonald, E; Macleod, D; Sutton, P J; Williamson, A R

2014-01-01

367

PROCEEDINGS: 1985 JOINT SYMPOSIUM ON STATIONARY COMBUSTION NOX CONTROL. VOLUME 2. INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES, FUNDAMENTAL STUDIES, AND SLAGGING COMBUSTORS  

EPA Science Inventory

The two-volume proceedings document is more than 60 papers, describing recent advances in NOx control technology, that were presented at the 1985 Joint Symposium on Stationary Combustion NOx Control, May 6-9, 1985, in Boston, MA. The papers covered the following topics: the statu...

368

Scholarships and Funding for New Zealand The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint organisation of the  

E-print Network

- a convincing presentation of the academic and personal motives for the planned study semester in GermanyScholarships and Funding for New Zealand · The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint of students, academics and scientists. · The scholarships offered by the DAAD are awarded to advanced students

Goodman, James R.

369

Traffic systems as joint cognitive systems: issues to be solved for realizing human-technology coagency  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses a couple of issues that are at the center of discussions in the development of advanced driver assistance\\u000a systems (ADAS) and their effects from the viewpoints of the joint cognitive systems. The first is the issue of authority and\\u000a responsibility. It is argued that machine may be given authority to improve safety and to alleviate possible damages,

T. Inagaki

2010-01-01

370

On the material flow in FSW of T-joints: Influence of geometrical and tecnological parameters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Friction stir welding (FSW) now definitively reached a large interest in the scientific community and what is more in the\\u000a industrial environment, due to the advantages of such solid state welding process with respect to the classic ones. The latter\\u000a aspects are relevant also with reference to joints characterized by a complex geometry. What is more, advanced FEM tools permit

L. Fratini; G. Buffa; F. Micari; R. Shivpuri

2009-01-01

371

Crico Arytenoid Joint Fixation in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH): A Case Report  

Microsoft Academic Search

Advanced form of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis or Forestier’s disease can induce dysphagia and significant airway\\u000a symptoms such as hoarseness, snoring, dyspnoea on exertion and laryngeal stridor. We have discussed the diagnosis and management\\u000a of an unusual case with respiratory distress due to left cricoarytenoid joint fixation and right vocal cord paresis in conjunction\\u000a with skeletal pathology.

V. Anand; V. R. Vikram Vel; P. K. Purushothaman; M. S. Rajesh Kumar

372

Deterministic joint refdemote preparation of general multi-qubit states  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we propose several novel schemes for deterministic joint remote preparation of general multi-qubit states (JRSP) with complex parameters which overcome one of existing JRSP's major limitations: state preparation failure leading to the loss of valuable quantum channel resource. In our schemes, two or more participants independently share the classical knowledge of the prepared state in advance. Various partially entangled GHZ-type states with arbitrary complex parameters are used as the quantum channels. Only if all senders collaborate with each other, and perform appropriate projective measurements under suitable measurement basis on their own qubits, respectively, the receiver can reconstruct the prepared state by means of appropriate local unitary operations with success probability 1. Our scheme can ensure the prepared data available for the remote terminals under extreme conditions such as limited number of quantum channels and limited quantum information processing technologies.

Jiang, Min; Zhou, Liu-Lei; Chen, Xiao-Ping; You, Shan-Hong

2013-08-01

373

A Multifunctional Joint Angle Sensor with Measurement Adaptability  

PubMed Central

The paper presents a multifunctional joint sensor with measurement adaptability for biological engineering applications, such as gait analysis, gesture recognition, etc. The adaptability is embodied in both static and dynamic environment measurements, both of body pose and in motion capture. Its multifunctional capabilities lay in its ability of simultaneous measurement of multiple degrees of freedom (MDOF) with a single sensor to reduce system complexity. The basic working mode enables 2DOF spatial angle measurement over big ranges and stands out for its applications on different joints of different individuals without recalibration. The optional advanced working mode enables an additional DOF measurement for various applications. By employing corrugated tube as the main body, the sensor is also characterized as flexible and wearable with less restraints. MDOF variations are converted to linear displacements of the sensing elements. The simple reconstruction algorithm and small outputs volume are capable of providing real-time angles and long-term monitoring. The performance assessment of the built prototype is promising enough to indicate the feasibility of the sensor. PMID:24217353

Quan, Wei; Wang, Hua; Liu, Datong

2013-01-01

374

Infection prevention methodologies for lower extremity total joint arthroplasty.  

PubMed

Despite advances in our understanding of surgical site infections following total joint arthroplasty, this serious surgical complication continues to represent a substantial economic burden for the patient, the treating institution and the healthcare system. After increasing for the past decade, infection rates have stabilized at 1.6%; however, the total cost is projected to increase with the total number of revision procedures performed. A systematic review of the literature was performed to identify studies that assess the efficacy of pre-, peri- and post-operative infection prevention strategies in the setting of total hip or knee arthroplasty. Preference was given to randomized-controlled trials, data from national registries and meta-analyses within the past 5 years; however, all relevant articles were included in this analysis. The results of the literature search returned 549 articles that addressed infection in total joint arthroplasty, of which 71 specifically addressed infection prevention. Topics that were addressed included the CDC recommendations, skin preparation techniques, hair removal techniques, surgical draping techniques, operative dress, operating room ventilation, operating room traffic and antibiotic utilization. Newer infection prevention techniques, such as preoperative antiseptic scrubbing, are affected and may help reduce the infection rate, while traditionally accepted methods of prophylaxis such as laminar-flow operating rooms and body exhaust suits may raise the infection rate. PMID:23480090

Kapadia, Bhaveen H; Pivec, Robert; Johnson, Aaron J; Issa, Kimona; Naziri, Qais; Daley, Jacqueline A; Mont, Michael A

2013-03-01

375

Joint Measurability of Generalized Measurements Implies Classicality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The fact that not all measurements can be carried out simultaneously is a peculiar feature of quantum mechanics and is responsible for many key phenomena in the theory, such as complementarity or uncertainty relations. For the special case of projective measurements, quantum behavior can be characterized by the commutator but for generalized measurements it is not easy to decide whether two measurements can still be understood in classical terms or whether the already show quantum features. We prove that a set of generalized measurements which does not satisfy the notion of joint measurability is nonclassical, as it can be used for the task of quantum steering. This shows that the notion of joint measurability is, among several definitions, the proper one to characterize quantum behavior. Moreover, the equivalence allows one to derive novel steering inequalities from known results on joint measurability and new criteria for joint measurability from known results on the steerability of states.

Uola, Roope; Moroder, Tobias; Gühne, Otfried

2014-10-01

376

29 CFR 570.115 - Joint applicability.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...DEPARTMENT OF LABOR REGULATIONS CHILD LABOR REGULATIONS, ORDERS AND STATEMENTS...Statements of Interpretation of the Child Labor Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards... Joint applicability. The child labor coverage provisions...

2010-07-01

377

21 CFR 26.73 - Joint Committee.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...to the application of that agreement not otherwise resolved in the respective Joint Sectoral Committees; (4) Providing a forum for discussion of issues that may arise concerning the implementation of that agreement; (5) Considering ways to...

2012-04-01

378

Dysautonomia in the joint hypermobility syndrome  

Microsoft Academic Search

PurposeExtraarticular manifestations of the joint hypermobility syndrome may include the peripheral nervous system. The purpose of this study was to investigate autonomic function in patients with this syndrome.

Yael Gazit; A. Menahem Nahir; Rodney Grahame; Giris Jacob

2003-01-01

379

Failure analyses of composite bolted joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The complex failure behavior exhibited by bolted joints of graphite epoxy (Hercules AS/3501) was investigated for the net tension, bearing and shearout failure modes using combined analytical and experimental techniques. Plane stress, linear elastic, finite element methods were employed to determine the two dimensional state of stress resulting from a loaded hole in a finite width, semiinfinite strip. The stresses predicted by the finite element method were verified by experiment to lend credence to the analysis. The influence of joint geometric parameters on the state of stress and resultant strength of the joint was also studied. The resulting functional relationships found to exist between bolted joint strength and the geometric parameters, were applied in the formulation of semiempirical strength models for the basic failure modes. A point stress failure criterion was successfully applied as the failure criterion for the net tension and shearout failure modes.

Wilson, D. W.; Gillespie, J. W.; York, J. L.; Pipes, R. B.

1980-01-01

380

Mouse models of osteoarthritis and joint injury  

E-print Network

Nearly 21 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis, a complex disease characterized by degenerative lesions to the articular cartilage and subchondral bone in the joints. The complexity of the disease makes the use ...

Avedillo, Jose Enrique

2012-01-01

381

Joint measurability of generalized measurements implies classicality.  

PubMed

The fact that not all measurements can be carried out simultaneously is a peculiar feature of quantum mechanics and is responsible for many key phenomena in the theory, such as complementarity or uncertainty relations. For the special case of projective measurements, quantum behavior can be characterized by the commutator but for generalized measurements it is not easy to decide whether two measurements can still be understood in classical terms or whether the already show quantum features. We prove that a set of generalized measurements which does not satisfy the notion of joint measurability is nonclassical, as it can be used for the task of quantum steering. This shows that the notion of joint measurability is, among several definitions, the proper one to characterize quantum behavior. Moreover, the equivalence allows one to derive novel steering inequalities from known results on joint measurability and new criteria for joint measurability from known results on the steerability of states. PMID:25361239

Uola, Roope; Moroder, Tobias; Gühne, Otfried

2014-10-17

382

TEXAS JOINT CENTER FOR AIR QUALITY  

EPA Science Inventory

Status of Subawards   Five of the six subaward projects are complete.  Final reporting from the Texas A&M Galveston project was prevented due to Hurricane Ike in August 2008.  Joint Center staff visited project sites i...

383

Viscoelastic Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Joints.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An adhesively bonded lap joint is analyzed by assuming that the adherends are elastic and the adhesive is linearly viscoelastic. After formulating the general problem a specific example for two identical adherends bonded through a three parameter viscoela...

F. Delale, F. Erdogan

1980-01-01

384

Joint Refugee Information Clearing Office (JRICO).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report provides an historical record of the establishment, procedures, functions, and observations of the Joint Refugee Information Clearing Office (JRICO). Its role was to expedite the Indochinese refugee sponsorship process for members of the Unite...

R. A. Silano

1976-01-01

385

Aging changes in the bones - muscles - joints  

MedlinePLUS

... older women. Bones break more easily, and compression fractures of the vertebrae can cause pain and reduce mobility. Muscle weakness contributes to fatigue, weakness, and reduced activity tolerance. Joint problems are ...

386

Doctrine Logistic Support of Joint Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To meet our Nations global responsibilities, our ability to move and sustain combat forces virtually anywhere in the world must be maintained. This requires efficiently integrating the unique logistic capabilities of all our Services. Joint doctrine is th...

1995-01-01

387

Results of Joint Experiments and other IAEA activities on research using small tokamaks  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper presents an overview of the results obtained during the Joint Experiments organized in the framework of the IAEA Coordinated Research Project on 'Joint Research Using Small Tokamaks' that have been carried out on the tokamaks CASTOR at IPP Prague, Czech Republic (2005), T-10 at RRC 'Kurchatov Institute', Moscow, Russia (2006), and the most recent one at ISTTOK at IST, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2007. Experimental programmes were aimed at diagnosing and characterizing the core and the edge plasma turbulence in a tokamak in order to investigate correlations between the occurrence of transport barriers, improved confinement, electric fields and electrostatic turbulence using advanced diagnostics with high spatial and temporal resolution. On CASTOR and ISTTOK, electric fields were generated by biasing an electrode inserted into the edge plasma and an improvement of the global particle confinement induced by the electrode positive biasing has been observed. Geodesic acoustic modes were studied using heavy ion beam diagnostics on T-10 and ISTTOK and correlation reflectometry on T-10. ISTTOK is equipped with a gallium jet injector and the technical feasibility of gallium jets interacting with plasmas has been investigated in pulsed and ac operation. The first Joint Experiments have clearly demonstrated that small tokamaks are suitable for broad international cooperation to conduct dedicated joint research programmes. Other activities within the IAEA Coordinated Research Project on Joint Research Using Small Tokamaks are also overviewed.

Gryaznevich, M.; Van Oost, G.; Peleman, P.; Brotankova, J.; Dejarnac, R.; Dufkova, E.; ?uran, I.; Hron, M.; Sentkerestiova, J.; Stöckel, J.; Weinzettl, V.; Zajac, J.; Berni, L. A.; DelBosco, E.; Ferreira, J. G.; Simões, F. J. R.; Berta, M.; Dunai, D.; Tál, B.; Zoletnik, S.; Malaquias, A.; Mank, G.; Figueiredo, H.; Kuznetsov, Y.; Ruchko, L.; Hegazy, H.; Ovsyannikov, A.; Sukhov, E.; Vorobjev, G. M.; Dreval, N.; Singh, A.; Budaev, V.; Kirnev, G.; Kirneva, N.; Kuteev, B.; Melnikov, A.; Nurov, D.; Sokolov, M.; Vershkov, V.; Talebitaher, A.; Khorshid, P.; Gonzales, R.; El Chama Neto, I.; Kraemer-Flecken, A. W.; Soldatov, V.; Brotas, B.; Carvalho, P.; Coelho, R.; Duarte, A.; Fernandes, H.; Figueiredo, J.; Fonseca, A.; Gomes, R.; Nedzelski, I.; Neto, A.; Ramos, G.; Santos, J.; Silva, C.; Valcárcel, D.; Gutierrez Tapia, C. R.; Krupnik, L. I.; Petrov, L.; Kolokoltsov, M.; Herrera, J.; Nieto-Perez, M.; Czarnecka, A.; Balan, P.; Sharnin, A.; Pavlov, V.

2009-10-01

388

[The artificial joint failure types and analysis].  

PubMed

This paper focused on the joint prosthesis failure event, through survey and investigation in different kinds of case studies, generalized and analyzed the failure reason of joint prosthesis. The failure reason been categorized according to the failure occurring time: short-term, medium-term and long-term, and for each category, the characteristics and root causes are discussed, and the corresponding countermeasures put forward. PMID:22571142

Zhou, Hai; Wang, Liao; Yao, Tianping; Wang, Chengtao

2012-01-01

389

Periprosthetic Joint Infections: Clinical and Bench Research  

PubMed Central

Prosthetic joint infection is a devastating complication with high morbidity and substantial cost. The incidence is low but probably underestimated. Despite a significant basic and clinical research in this field, many questions concerning the definition of prosthetic infection as well the diagnosis and the management of these infections remained unanswered. We review the current literature about the new diagnostic methods, the management and the prevention of prosthetic joint infections. PMID:24288493

Legout, Laurence; Senneville, Eric

2013-01-01

390

Feature selection for automatic solder joint inspection  

E-print Network

FEATURE SELECTION FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDER JOINT INSPECTION A Thesis CHENG-CHENG LEE Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas AiVM University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE August 1987 Major... Subject: Mechanical Engineering FEATURE SELECTION FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDER JOINT INSPECTION A Thesis by CHENG-CHENG LEE Approved as to style and content by: Morris Driels (Chairman of Committee) Norman Gris ld (Member) i(?? Oren Xlasor'i (kfembef...

Lee, Cheng-Cheng

2012-06-07

391

Investigations of copper to stainless steel joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

Tensile and fracture behaviour of two copper alloys i.e. CuAl25 IG0 and CuCrZr and their joints with 316L(N) IG stainless steel produced by hot isostatic pressing (HIP) have been determined in unirradiated and neutron irradiated conditions. The experimental results and the numerical calculations indicate that tensile properties and fracture toughness values of the Cu\\/SS HIP joint specimens are reduced with

S Tähtinen; A Laukkanen; B. N Singh

2001-01-01

392

Optimal joint preventive maintenance and production policies  

Microsoft Academic Search

We study joint preventive maintenance (PM) and production policies for an unreliable production-inventory system in which maintenance\\/repair times are non-negligible and stochastic. A joint policy decides (a) whether or not to perform PM and (b) if PM is not performed, then how much to produce. We consider a discrete-time system, formulating the problem as a Markov decision process (MDP) model.

Xiaodong Yao; Xiaolan Xie; Michael C. Fu; Steven I. Marcus

2005-01-01

393

Joint Coupling for Human Shoulder Complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present an inverse kinamtics method to determining human shoulder joint motion coupling relationship based\\u000a on experimental data in the literature. The joint coupling relationship is available in the literature, but it is an Euler–angle-based\\u000a relationship. This work focuses on transferring Euler-angle-based coupling equations into a relationship based on the Denavit-Hartenberg\\u000a (DH) method. We use analytical inverse

Jingzhou Yang; Xuemei Feng; Joo H. Kim; Yujiang Xiang; Sudhakar Rajulu

2009-01-01

394

Low-Friction Joint for Robot Fingers  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Mechanical linkage allows adjacent parts to move relative to each other with low friction and with no chatter, slipping, or backlash. Low-friction joint of two surfaces in rolling contact, held in alinement by taut flexible bands. No sliding friction or "stick-slip" motion: Only rolling-contact and bending friction within bands. Proposed linkage intended for finger joints in mechanical hands for robots and manipulators.

Ruoff, C. F.

1985-01-01

395

Superplastic creep of eutectic tinlead solder joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents experimental evidence that as-solidified eutectic Pb-Sn solder joints can exhibit superplastic behavior\\u000a in shear creep loading. Stepped load creep tests of as-solidified joints show a change in the stress exponent from a high\\u000a value typical of con-ventional creep at high stress and strain rate to a superplastic value near 2 at lower stress and strain\\u000a rates. In

Z. Mei; D. Grivas; M. C. Shine; J. W. Morris

1990-01-01

396

Is the benign joint hypermobility syndrome benign?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary Over a period of two years, joint hypermobility was identified in 95 female and 19 male patients who attended rheumatology and rehabilitation units in Ismailia city. Pauciarticular pains referring to large and medium-sized joints was their most frequent complaint. Clinical diagnosis of carpal and\\/or tarsal tunnel syndromes was made in 45.6% of patients, and various forms of soft tissue

Hassan A. El-Shahaly; Assem K. El-Sherif

1991-01-01

397

CHARACTERIZATION OF DAMPING IN BOLTED LAP JOINTS  

SciTech Connect

The dynamic response of a jointed beam was measured in laboratory experiments. The data were analyzed and the system was mathematically modeled to establish plausible representations of joint damping behavior. Damping is examined in an approximate, local linear framework using log decrement and half power bandwidth approaches. in addition, damping is modeled in a nonlinear framework using a hybrid surface irregularities model that employs a bristles-construct. Experimental and analytical results are presented.

C. MALONEY; D. PEAIRS; ET AL

2000-08-01

398

Minimal formulation of joint motion for biomechanisms  

PubMed Central

Biomechanical systems share many properties with mechanically engineered systems, and researchers have successfully employed mechanical engineering simulation software to investigate the mechanical behavior of diverse biological mechanisms, ranging from biomolecules to human joints. Unlike their man-made counterparts, however, biomechanisms rarely exhibit the simple, uncoupled, pure-axial motion that is engineered into mechanical joints such as sliders, pins, and ball-and-socket joints. Current mechanical modeling software based on internal-coordinate multibody dynamics can formulate engineered joints directly in minimal coordinates, but requires additional coordinates restricted by constraints to model more complex motions. This approach can be inefficient, inaccurate, and difficult for biomechanists to customize. Since complex motion is the rule rather than the exception in biomechanisms, the benefits of minimal coordinate modeling are not fully realized in biomedical research. Here we introduce a practical implementation for empirically-defined internal-coordinate joints, which we call “mobilizers.” A mobilizer encapsulates the observations, measurement frame, and modeling requirements into a hinge specification of the permissible-motion manifold for a minimal set of internal coordinates. Mobilizers support nonlinear mappings that are mathematically equivalent to constraint manifolds but have the advantages of fewer coordinates, no constraints, and exact representation of the biomechanical motion-space—the benefits long enjoyed for internal-coordinate models of mechanical joints. Hinge matrices within the mobilizer are easily specified by user-supplied functions, and provide a direct means of mapping permissible motion derived from empirical data. We present computational results showing substantial performance and accuracy gains for mobilizers versus equivalent joints implemented with constraints. Examples of mobilizers for joints from human biomechanics and molecular dynamics are given. All methods and examples were implemented in Simbody™—an open source multibody-dynamics solver available at https://Simtk.org. PMID:21170173

Seth, Ajay; Sherman, Michael; Eastman, Peter; Delp, Scott

2010-01-01

399

Paediatric musculoskeletal US beyond the hip joint  

Microsoft Academic Search

US is a technique particularly suited to the investigation of musculoskeletal disorders in children and adolescents. This\\u000a review paper describes a range of clinical settings beyond the hip joint where US has a significant role to play, including\\u000a sports injuries, infectious diseases, inflammatory and degenerative conditions, congenital and developmental disorders, acute\\u000a trauma of bone and joints, and peripheral nerve injuries.

Carlo Martinoli; Maura Valle; Clara Malattia; Maria Beatrice Damasio; Alberto Tagliafico

2011-01-01

400

Influences of tendon stiffness, joint stiffness, and electromyographic activity on jump performances using single joint  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present study aimed to examine the influences of tendon stiffness, joint stiffness, and electromyographic activity on\\u000a jump performances consisting of a single-joint movement. Twenty-four men performed three kinds of unilateral maximal jump\\u000a using only the ankle joint (squat jump: SJ; countermovement jump: CMJ; drop jump: DJ) on the sledge apparatus. The relative\\u000a differences in the jump height of CMJ

Keitaro Kubo; Masanori Morimoto; Teruaki Komuro; Naoya Tsunoda; Hiroaki Kanehisa; Tetsuo Fukunaga

2007-01-01

401

Lower limb joint kinetics and ankle joint stiffness in the sprint start push-off  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sprint push-off technique is fundamental to sprint performance and joint stiffness has been identified as a performance-related variable during dynamic movements. However, joint stiffness for the push-off and its relationship with performance (times and velocities) has not been reported. The aim of this study was to quantify and explain lower limb net joint moments and mechanical powers, and ankle stiffness

Laura Charalambous; Gareth Irwin; Ian N. Bezodis; David Kerwin

2011-01-01

402

Lower limb joint kinetics and ankle joint stiffness in the sprint start push-off  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sprint push-off technique is fundamental to sprint performance and joint stiffness has been identified as a performance-related variable during dynamic movements. However, joint stiffness for the push-off and its relationship with performance (times and velocities) has not been reported. The aim of this study was to quantify and explain lower limb net joint moments and mechanical powers, and ankle stiffness

Laura Charalambous; Gareth Irwin; Ian N. Bezodis; David Kerwin

2012-01-01

403

Experimental characterization of deployable trusses and joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The structural dynamic properties of trusses are strongly affected by the characteristics of joints connecting the individual beam elements. Joints are particularly significant in that they are often the source of nonlinearities and energy dissipation. While the joints themselves may be physically simple, direct measurement is often necessary to obtain a mathematical description suitable for inclusion in a system model. Force state mapping is a flexible, practical test method for obtaining such a description, particularly when significant nonlinear effects are present. It involves measurement of the relationship, nonlinear or linear, between force transmitted through a joint and the relative displacement and velocity across it. An apparatus and procedure for force state mapping are described. Results are presented from tests of joints used in a lightweight, composite, deployable truss built by the Boeing Aerospace Company. The results from the joint tests are used to develop a model of a full 4-bay truss segment. The truss segment was statically and dynamically tested. The results of the truss tests are presented and compared with the analytical predictions from the model.

Ikegami, R.; Church, S. M.; Keinholz, D. A.; Fowler, B. L.

1987-01-01

404

Nonlinear transient analysis of joint dominated structures  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A residual force technique is presented that can perform the transient analyses of large, flexible, and joint dominated structures. The technique permits substantial size reduction in the number of degrees of freedom describing the nonlinear structural models and can account for such nonlinear joint phenomena as free-play and hysteresis. In general, joints can have arbitrary force-state map representations but these are used in the form of residual force maps. One essential feature of the technique is to replace the arbitrary force-state maps describing the nonlinear joints with residual force maps describing the truss links. The main advantage of this replacement is that the incrementally small relative displacements and velocities across a joint are not monitored directly thereby avoiding numerical difficulties. Instead, very small and 'soft' residual forces are defined giving a numerically attractive form for the equations of motion and thereby permitting numerically stable integration algorithms. The technique was successfully applied to the transient analyses of a large 58 bay, 60 meter truss having nonlinear joints. A method to perform link testing is also presented.

Chapman, J. M.; Shaw, F. H.; Russell, W. C.

1987-01-01

405

Subtalar joint stress imaging with tomosynthesis.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to perform stress imaging of hindfoot inversion and eversion using tomosynthesis and to assess the subtalar joint range of motion (ROM) of healthy subjects. The subjects were 15 healthy volunteers with a mean age of 29.1 years. Coronal tomosynthesis stress imaging of the subtalar joint was performed in a total of 30 left and right ankles. A Telos stress device was used for the stress load, and the load was 150 N for both inversion and eversion. Tomographic images in which the posterior talocalcaneal joint could be confirmed on the neutral position images were used in measurements. The angle of the intersection formed by a line through the lateral articular facet of the posterior talocalcaneal joint and a line through the surface of the trochlea of the talus was measured. The mean change in the angle of the calcaneus with respect to the talus was 10.3 ± 4.8° with inversion stress and 5.0 ± 3.8° with eversion stress from the neutral position. The result was a clearer depiction of the subtalar joint, and inversion and eversion ROM of the subtalar joint was shown to be about 15° in healthy subjects. Levels of Evidence: Diagnostic, Level IV. PMID:24686905

Teramoto, Atsushi; Watanabe, Kota; Takashima, Hiroyuki; Yamashita, Toshihiko

2014-06-01

406

Decentralised Fusion of Disparate Identity Estimates for Shared Situation Awareness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Network-centric warfare (NCW) and the interoper- ability of joint and coalition forces lie among the future warfight- ing concepts that have been identified by defence. The purpose behind the introduction of such concepts is to \\

Martin G. Oxenham; Subhash Challa; Mark Morelande

407

Experimental joint immobilization in guinea pigs. Effects on the knee joint  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

In young and adult guinea pigs, the aftermath experimentally induced by the immobilization of the knee joint in hyperextended forced position was studied. Joint immobilization which varied from one to nine weeks was attained by plaster. Eighty knee joints were examined macro and microscopically. Findings included: (1) muscular hypotrophy and joint stiffness in all animals, directly proportional to the length of immobilization; (2) haemoarthrosis in the first week; (3) intra-articular fibrous tissue proliferation ending up with fibrous ankylosis; (4) hyaline articular cartilage erosions; (5) various degrees of destructive menisci changes. A tentative explanation of the fibrous tissue proliferation and of the cartilage changes is offered.

Marcondesdesouza, J. P.; Machado, F. F.; Sesso, A.; Valeri, V.

1980-01-01

408

CLEANER-Hydrologic Observatory Joint Science Plan  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The CLEANER-Hydrologic Observatory* initiative is a distributed network for research on complex environmental systems that focuses on the intersecting water-related issues of both the CUAHSI and CLEANER communities. It emphasizes research on the nation's water resources related to human-dominated natural and built environments. The network will be comprised of: interacting field sites with an integrated cyberinfrastructure; a centralized technical resource staff and management infrastructure to support interdisciplinary research through data collection from advanced sensor systems, data mining and aggregation from multiple sources and databases; cyber-tools for analysis, visualization, and predictive multi-scale modeling that is dynamically driven. As such, the network will transform 21st century workforce development in the water-related intersection of environmental science and engineering, as well as enable substantial educational and engagement opportunities for all age levels. The scientific goal and strategic intent of the CLEANER-Hydrologic Observatory Network is to transform our understanding of the earth's water cycle and associated biogeochemical cycles across spatial and temporal scales-enabling quantitative forecasts of critical water-related processes, especially those that affect and are affected by human activities. This strategy will develop scientific and engineering tools that will enable more effective adaptive approaches for resource management. The need for the network is based on three critical deficiencies in current abilities to understand large-scale environmental processes and thereby develop more effective management strategies. First we lack basic data and the infrastructure to collect them at the needed resolution. Second, we lack the means to integrate data across scales from different media (paper records, electronic worksheets, web-based) and sources (observations, experiments, simulations). Third, we lack sufficiently accurate modeling and decision-support tools to predict the underlying processes or subsequently forecast the effects of different management strategies. Water is a critical driver for the functioning of all ecosystems and development of human society, and it is a key ingredient for the success of industry, agriculture and, national economy. CLEANER-Hydrologic Observatories will foster cutting-edge science and engineering research that addresses major national needs (public and governmental) related to water and include, for example: (i) water resource problems, such as impaired surface waters, contaminated ground water, water availability for human use and ecosystem needs, floods and floodplain management, urban storm water, agricultural runoff, and coastal hypoxia; (ii) understanding environmental impacts on public health; (iii) achieving a balance of economic and environmental sustainability; (iv) reversing environmental degradation; and (v) protecting against chemical and biological threats. CLEANER (Collaborative Large-scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research) is an ENG initiative; the Hydrologic Observatory Network is GEO initiative through CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.). The two initiatives were merged into a joint, bi-directorate program in December 2004.

Welty, C.; Dressler, K.; Hooper, R.

2005-12-01

409

Plastic fuel rail end joint  

SciTech Connect

This patent describes improvement in a fuel rail assembly having a molded plastic fuel rail which as a main fuel rail hole via which liquid fuel is delivered to one or more electric-operated fuel injectors that are received in sockets of the molded plastic fuel rail, the main fuel rail hole having an open end, the fuel rail assembly having a tube which has an open end, and the fuel fail assembly further having a fluid-tight joint which joins the open ends such that the main fuel rail hole and the tube are caused to form a fluid path through which liquid fuel is conveyed. The improvement comprises: the open end of the main fuel rail hole being larger than the open end of the tube, and the open end of the tube being disposed within the open end of the main fuel rail hole; sealing means for sealing between the open end of the main fuel rail hole and the open end of the tube; an external circumferentially extending flange on the tube which is disposed within the open end of the main fuel rail hole; and a tube retainer clip for keeping the open end of the tube within the open end of the main fuel rail hole; the molded plastic fuel rail comprising a slot that extends from an exterior surface of the molded plastic fuel rail through a sidewall portion of the molded plastic fuel rail to intersect the main fuel rail hole; the tube retainer clip comprising a blade that extends through the slot and into the main fuel rail hole in interference relationship to the tube's flange such that the interference relationship prevents the tube from being removed from the open end of the main fuel rail hole; further including mean son the clip providing for the external attachment of the clip to the fuel rail assembly; in which the means on the clip providing for the external attachment of the clip to the fuel rail assembly.

Imoehl, W.J.; Hornby, M.J.

1992-03-03

410

Friction Stir Spot Welding of Advanced High Strength Steels  

SciTech Connect

Friction stir spot welding was used to join two advanced high-strength steels using polycrystalline cubic boron nitride tooling. Numerous tool designs were employed to study the influence of tool geometry on weld joints produced in both DP780 and a hot-stamp boron steel. Tool designs included conventional, concave shouldered pin tools with several pin configurations; a number of shoulderless designs; and a convex, scrolled shoulder tool. Weld quality was assessed based on lap shear strength, microstructure, microhardness, and bonded area. Mechanical properties were functionally related to bonded area and joint microstructure, demonstrating the necessity to characterize processing windows based on tool geometry.

Hovanski, Yuri; Santella, M. L.; Grant, Glenn J.

2009-12-28

411

Advances in welding science - a perspective  

SciTech Connect

The ultimate goal of welding technology is to improve the joint integrity and increase productivity. Over the years, welding has been more of an art than a science, but in the last few decades major advances have taken place in welding science and technology. With the development of new methodologies at the crossroads of basic and applied sciences, enormous opportunities and potential exist to develop a science-based tailoring of composition, structure, and properties of welds with intelligent control and automation of the welding processes.

David, S.A.; Vitek, J.M. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Babu, S.S.; DebRoy, T. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)

1995-02-01

412

Effects of acute eccentric contractions on rat ankle joint stiffness  

Microsoft Academic Search

The sensation of joint stiffness is frequently observed after eccentric contractions (ECs) in human, but the joint stiffness of animals after ECs has not been examined previously. This study tested whether a bout of ECs affects rat ankle joint stiffness. We also evaluate muscle passive tension in the rat hindlimb to ex- amine the relationships of ankle joint stiffness with

Ochi Eisuke; Ishii Naokata; Nakazato Koichi

2007-01-01

413

46 CFR 56.30-30 - Brazed joints.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Brazed joints. 56.30-30 Section 56...Limitations of Piping Joints § 56.30-30 Brazed joints. (a) General (refer also to subpart 56.75 ). Brazed socket-type joints shall...

2010-10-01

414

Experimental and Theoretical Behavior of Self-healing Bolted Joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on improving the experimental behavior of a self-healing bolted joint using shape memory alloys (SMAs). Self-healing bolted joints are used to reduce the likelihood of failure of structures due to loosening of bolted joints. The clamping force (CF) in a bolted joint assembly plays an important role in maintaining the integrity of the structure. Controlling the preload

Charbel Antonios; Daniel J. Inman; Ahmad Smaili

2006-01-01

415

Model to assess the reliability of electrical joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

Electrical joints can be weak points in the electric supply system. Based on theoretical and experimental investigation, a mathematical model is presented which describes the resistance characteristic of joints depending on parameters such as conductor material, load, design, assembly quality and its surroundings. Furthermore, using the example of busbar joints, a possibility of how limiting values for the joint resistance

R. Bergmann; H. Lobl; H. Bohme; S. Grossmann

1996-01-01

416

Joint hypermobility in adults referred to rheumatology clinics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Joint hypermobility is a rarely recognised aetiology for focal or diffuse musculoskeletal symptoms. To assess the occurrence and importance of joint hypermobility in adult patients referred to a rheumatologist, we prospectively evaluated 130 consecutive new patients for joint hypermobility. Twenty women (15%) had joint hypermobility at three or more locations (greater than or equal to 5 points on a 9

A J Bridges; E Smith; J Reid

1992-01-01

417

The Coevolution of Trust, Control, and Learning in Joint Ventures  

Microsoft Academic Search

his article examines the evolution of trust, control, and learning in a joint venture relationship. Using a coevolutionary approach, we develop a framework that shows how initial joint venture conditions give way to evolved conditions as joint venture partners develop an understanding of each other and adjust the collaborative process. We explore the relationship between trust and control in joint

Andrew C. Inkpen; Steven C. Currall

2004-01-01

418

Biomechanics and treatment of acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries  

Microsoft Academic Search

Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries are more common than sternoclavicular (SC) joint injuries. There is a spectrum of AC joint traumatic injuries that ranges from a ligament sprain to a complete dislocation. The majority of AC joint injuries are successfully treated non-operatively with a period of sling immobilisation followed by progressive physical therapy and shoulder range of motion exercises. In patients

Nicholas A Bontempo; Augustus D Mazzocca

2010-01-01

419

Are Joint Patents Collusive? Evidence from the US and Europe  

E-print Network

Are Joint Patents Collusive? Evidence from the US and Europe Andrea Fosfuria Christian Helmersb 2012 ABSTRACT We investigate whether patents that are jointly held by legally independent companies that joint patents can serve collusive purposes. Our model generates two testable predic- tions: when joint

Sekhon, Jasjeet S.

420

Master Thesis or Semester Project Experimental Human Knee Joint  

E-print Network

Master Thesis or Semester Project Experimental Human Knee Joint Impedance Estimation Zurich, May 2014 Goal: Estimate human knee joint impedance during gait through the application velocity and torque about the knee joint, it is not possible to determine the knee joint stiffness (or

Daraio, Chiara

421

Reconstructing the knee joint mechanism from kinematic data Irene Reichla  

E-print Network

Reconstructing the knee joint mechanism from kinematic data Irene Reichla *, Winfried Auzingerb by several groups approximates the healthy human knee joint as a compound hinge joint with minimal varus. For this purpose, knee joint motion is simulated to generate kinematic data without noise and with normally

Weinmüller, Ewa B.

422

Structural behavior of solid rocket motor field joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Structural analysis studies conducted on three concepts for the Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor field joints are summarized. Deflections and stresses in the Challenger clevis-tang joint are compared with a proposed capture-tang replacement joint and with an alternate bolted joint design. Results indicate deflections and stresses are subsequently reduced in both the capture-tang and bolted joint concepts. The capture-tang and bolted joint designs are respectively 24 and 70 percent heavier than the baseline clevis-tang joint.

Card, Michael F.; Wingate, Robert T.

1987-01-01

423

[Chronic diseases of the ankle joint].  

PubMed

The etiology of chronic diseases of the ankle joint comprises a wide spectrum including chronic inflammatory processes and chronic degenerative, tumorous and neuropathic processes, as well as some specific syndromes based on chronic changes of the ankle joint. Of the inflammatory processes, chronic juvenile arthritis (JVC) is the most common disease. However, also Reiter disease, psoriasis or chronic monoarthritid diseases such as gout, as well as granulomatous diseases (tuberculosis, sarcoidosis) and fungal infections, may affect the ankle joint in a chronic course. Chronic degenerative changes are usually secondary due to abnormal positioning of the joint constituents or repetitive trauma. Neuropathic changes, as frequently seen in the course of diabetes, present with massive osseous destruction and malposition of the articular constituents. Chronic osseous as well as cartilaginous and synovial changes are seen in hemophilic patients. Chronic traumatic changes are represented by pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS), and chondromatosis, both with a predilection for the ankle joint. Due to the possibilities of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnosis of chronic ankle changes includes chronic ligamentous, tendinous and soft tissue changes. With the use of MRI, specific syndromes can be defined which particularly affect the ankle joint in a chronic way, such as the os trigonum syndrome, the anterolateral impingement syndrome and the sinus tarsi syndrome. Nevertheless, plain film radiographs are still the basic element of any investigation. MRI, however, can be potentially used as a second investigation, saving an unnecessary cascade of investigations with ultrasound and CT. The latter investigations are used only with very specific indications, for instance CT for subtle bone structures and sonography for a limited investigation of tendons or evaluation of fluid. Particularly due to the possibilities of MRI and the development of special gradient-echo imaging or high-resolution coils, the investigation of the ankle joint still offers a wide spectrum of innovation for the next years, which is particularly enforced by the increasing demand for specific diagnosis of chronic diseases in orthopedic medicine. PMID:10065476

Rand, T; Trattnig, S; Breitenseher, M; Kreuzer, S; Wagesreither, S; Imhof, H

1999-01-01

424

Joint spacing criterion for equivalent continuum model  

SciTech Connect

Currently, the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project is investigating the feasibility of the disposal of high-level radioactive waste in the unsaturated Topopah Spring formation. The Topopah Spring formation is a heavily fractured, predominantly vertically jointed, welded tuff, and the potential disposal area is cut by the Ghost Dance fault and bounded by several other faults structures. The joints in the tuff and the faults may have an impact on the emplacement drift or borehole stability, as well as on the movement of fluids through the rock mass. The design of the repository drifts and layout, the waste emplacement scheme, and the thermomechanical performance of the rock mass will be analyzed using various numerical models. These models may be based on different assumptions regarding the representation of the fracture behavior under given applied stresses, and will range from discrete models where individual mechanically active fractures are treated distinctly, to continuum models where the joint behavior is smeared over a representative volume. There is always the question of applicability of a model with respect to a given material domain to be analyzed. For the mechanical analysis of the rock mass response around a repository drift, the applicability of an equivalent continuum model is dependent on the joint spacing in the rock mass. Considering the joint spacings that may be encountered at the potential repository site, a ratio of joint spacing to the planned drift diameter may be adopted as a criterion for evaluating the applicability of the Compliant Joint Model (CJM) in the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project. In this paper, this criterion is established by reviewing basic continuum concepts and numerical approximation implications used to build the CJM and by examining rock mass conditions that may be encountered at the potential Yucca Mountain repository site.

Tsai, F.C.

1995-12-31

425

Sorbonne Joint Declaration Joint declaration on harmonisation of the architecture of the European  

E-print Network

Sorbonne Joint Declaration Joint declaration on harmonisation of the architecture of the European should be working in European countries other than their own. The fast growing support of the European of European rectors, University presidents, and groups of experts and academics in our respective countries

Harding, Karin

426

The Phenomenology of Joint Action: Self-Agency vs. Joint-Agency Elisabeth Pacherie  

E-print Network

! ! ! ! ! The Phenomenology of Joint Action: Self-Agency vs. Joint-Agency Elisabeth Pacherie in conformity with pre- scribed military postures, conscious only of keeping in step so as to make the next move experienced to what happens in traditional communal dancing: "Boundary loss" is the individual and "feeling

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

427

The incidence of reoperation after temporomandibular joint arthroscopic surgery: A retrospective study of 450 consecutive joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of reoperation after temporomandibular joint arthroscopic surgery in 315 consecutive patients (488 joints). Study Design. The clinical data and operative reports of all patients who underwent arthroscopic procedures from 1995 to 2000 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients had a preoperative clinical and panoramic radiographic evaluation. Most of the patients had

Hani Abd-Ul-Salam; Simon Weinberg; Bohdan Kryshtalskyj

2002-01-01

428

Joint Capsule Matrix Turnover in a Rabbit Model of Chronic Joint Contractures: Correlation with Human Contractures  

PubMed Central

To evaluate changes in matrix molecules of the joint capsule, the right knees of 24 skeletally mature female NZW rabbits were immobilized while the contralateral limb served as an unoperated control. The immobilization was discontinued at 8 weeks and the rabbits were divided among four groups (n = 6) based on the number of weeks the right knees were remobilized: 0, 8, 16, or 32. Three rabbits (six knees) that did not have operations provided normal control joint capsules. The mRNA levels for collagen types I, II, and III, and MMP-1 and -13 were significantly increased in the joint capsules of the contracture knees in all groups when compared to normal and contralateral limb joint capsules. In contrast, the mRNA levels for TIMP-1, -2, and -3 were decreased in the joint capsules of the contracture knees in all groups when compared to normal and contralateral limb joint capsules. The mRNA levels for lumican and decorin were increased in the joint capsules of the contracture knees in all groups when compared to normal capsules. Many of the changes observed in this animal model are similar to those observed in human joint capsules from posttraumatic elbow contractures, supporting the value of this rabbit model. PMID:16596651

Hildebrand, Kevin A.; Zhang, Mei; Hart, David A.

2010-01-01

429

The Association between Generalized Joint Hypermobility and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A Systematic Review  

Microsoft Academic Search

To analyze conflicting evidence in the literature for the association between temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) and generalized joint hypermobility (GJH), we performed a bibliographic search. The methodological quality of the 14 papers found was assessed according to 14 criteria. Papers were included in the analysis if the study population was clinically relevant, if range of motion of 2 or more

P. U. Dijkstra; T. J. B. Kropmans; B. Stegenga

2002-01-01

430

Biomechanics of passive knee joint in drawer: load transmission in intact and ACL-deficient joints  

Microsoft Academic Search

A non-linear 3D finite element model of the passive human tibiofemoral knee joint consisting of two bony structures and their articular cartilage layers, menisci, and four principal ligaments was used to investigate the detailed response of the unconstrained joint under up to 100 N posterior femoral force at different flexion angles from 0 to 90°. The analysis was repeated after

K. E. Moglo; A. Shirazi-Adl

2003-01-01

431

Some new evidence on human joint lubrication.  

PubMed Central

Theoretical consideration has been given to the use of pendulum machines which are used to examine the frictional properties of human joints by incorporating them as fulcra. As a result, a new type of pendulum machine has been built which incorporates the facility to apply sudden loads to the joint on starting the swinging motion, and also the ability to measure directly the frictional torque experienced by the joint. The results obtained from natural hip joints indicate the presence of squeeze film lubrication under conditions of sudden loading of a joint. In addition, a self-generated fluid film process was observed at low loads while at higher loads boundary lubrication appeared to be important. These results have been used to describe the lubrication regimens occurring in a normal activity such as walking. A single experiment carried out on a hip from a patient suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis has also been reported and the frictional resistance was seen to be increased fifteenfold compared to a normal hip. Images PMID:1190847

Unsworth, A; Dowson, D; Wright, V

1975-01-01

432

The clinical presentation of prosthetic joint infection.  

PubMed

Prosthetic joint infection (PJI) complicates ?1% of arthroplasties but accounts for considerable morbidity. Both the timing and features of PJI can vary widely. Patients may present with early (?3 months post-operatively), delayed (3-24 months) or late disease (>24 months). They may be acutely unwell with systemic signs of sepsis or describe only a chronically painful joint with or without sinus formation. Diagnostic criteria as proposed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Musculoskeletal Infection Society highlight the importance of joint sampling to obtain histological and robust microbiological evidence. Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci account for >50% of infections. Early infections are likely to have been acquired intra- or peri-operatively, whereas late infection is usually haematogenous in origin. Acute joint inflammation suggests the presence of intra-articular free-living bacteria, whereas chronic infections are associated with the formation of biofilm at the bone-cement or bone-prosthesis interface. The most significant risk factors predisposing to PJI are previous operation on the index joint, previous arthroplasty at a different site, American Society of Anesthesiologists' grade 2, 3 or 4, body mass index >25, malignancy and procedure duration <2 or >4 h. PMID:25135085

Barrett, Lucinda; Atkins, Bridget

2014-09-01

433

Handbook on dynamics of jointed structures.  

SciTech Connect

The problem of understanding and modeling the complicated physics underlying the action and response of the interfaces in typical structures under dynamic loading conditions has occupied researchers for many decades. This handbook presents an integrated approach to the goal of dynamic modeling of typical jointed structures, beginning with a mathematical assessment of experimental or simulation data, development of constitutive models to account for load histories to deformation, establishment of kinematic models coupling to the continuum models, and application of finite element analysis leading to dynamic structural simulation. In addition, formulations are discussed to mitigate the very short simulation time steps that appear to be required in numerical simulation for problems such as this. This handbook satisfies the commitment to DOE that Sandia will develop the technical content and write a Joints Handbook. The content will include: (1) Methods for characterizing the nonlinear stiffness and energy dissipation for typical joints used in mechanical systems and components. (2) The methodology will include practical guidance on experiments, and reduced order models that can be used to characterize joint behavior. (3) Examples for typical bolted and screw joints will be provided.

Ames, Nicoli M.; Lauffer, James P.; Jew, Michael D.; Segalman, Daniel Joseph; Gregory, Danny Lynn; Starr, Michael James; Resor, Brian Ray

2009-07-01

434

Adaptive plasticity in mammalian masticatory joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Genetically similar white rabbits raised on diets of different mechanical properties, as well as wild-type and myostatin-deficient mice raised on similar diets, were compared to assess the postweaning effects of elevated masticatory loads due to increased jaw-adductor muscle and bite forces on the proportions and properties of the mandibular symphysis and temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Microcomputed tomography (microCT) was used to quantify bone structure at a series of equidistant external and internal sites in coronal sections for a series of joint locations. Discriminant function analyses and non-parametric ANOVAs were used to characterize variation in biomineralization within and between loading cohorts. In both species, long-term excessive loading results in larger joint proportions, thicker articular and cortical bone, and increased biomineralization of hard tissues. Such adaptive plasticity appears designed to maintain the postnatal integrity of masticatory joint systems for a primary loading environment(s). This behavioral signal may be increasingly mitigated in older organisms by the interplay between adaptive and degradative joint tissue responses.

Ravosa, Matthew J.; Kunwar, Ravinder; Nicholson, Elisabeth K.; Klopp, Emily B.; Pinchoff, Jessie; Stock, Stuart R.; Stack, M. Sharon; Hamrick, Mark W.

2006-08-01

435

Osteoarthritis of the spine: the facet joints  

PubMed Central

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the spine involves the facet joints, which are located in the posterior aspect of the vertebral column and, in humans, are the only true synovial joints between adjacent spinal levels. Facet joint osteoarthritis (FJ OA) is widely prevalent in older adults, and is thought to be a common cause of back and neck pain. The prevalence of facet-mediated pain in clinical populations increases with increasing age, suggesting that FJ OA might have a particularly important role in older adults with spinal pain. Nevertheless, to date FJ OA has received far less study than other important OA phenotypes such as knee OA, and other features of spine pathoanatomy such as degenerative disc disease. This Review presents the current state of knowledge of FJ OA, including relevant anatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology, and clinical manifestations. We present the view that the modern concept of FJ OA is consonant with the concept of OA as a failure of the whole joint, and not simply of facet joint cartilage. PMID:23147891

Gellhorn, Alfred C.; Katz, Jeffrey N.; Suri, Pradeep

2014-01-01

436

Transformers: A joint model explaining remanent fluxes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The magnetic circuit of power transformers is built with magnetic oriented grain sheet. These modern sheets present a more and more narrow static hysteresis cycle, as well as an important remanent flux density, generally larger than 1 tesla. Although such a magnetic circuit necessarily includes joint air gaps, the experiment shows that these don't lead to an appreciable weakening of remanent fluxes. In order to explain the "paradox" of the existence of an important remanent fluxes in the magnetic circuits including air gaps, we propose a new model of joint called "pseudo-variable air gap" allowing to account for the nature of the type of joint: butt or overlap. It is shown that the new model fully explains the existence of an important remanent when the overlap joint has been used (which corresponds to the power transformer case), as well as the nearly total disappearance of the remanent fluxes in case of butt type joint. In addition, this model could be easily implemented in a global transformer model; which contributes to the improvement of the transformer models deriving from the circuit theory.

Elleuch, M.; Poloujadoff, M.; Kamoun, M. B. A.

2001-02-01

437

Cortical overlap of joint representations contributes to the loss of independent joint control following stroke  

PubMed Central

The loss of independent joint control in the paretic upper limb is a cardinal sign of movement disorders following stroke. However, the underlying neural mechanisms for such a loss following stroke are still largely unknown. In order to investigate the possible contribution of altered sensorimotor cortical activity to the loss of independent joint control, we measured electroencephalographic (EEG) and torque signals during the generation of static shoulder/elbow torques. We found significant increases in the overlap of shoulder and elbow joint representations at the cortical level in stroke subjects as compared to control subjects. Linear regression results demonstrated significant associations between the cortical overlap of joint representations and the degree of the loss of independent joint control. Therefore, we conclude that an increased overlap of cortical representations for shoulder and elbow contributes to the expression of the loss of independent shoulder/elbow control of the paretic upper limb in chronic hemiparetic stroke survivors. PMID:19135153

Yao, Jun; Chen, Albert; Carmona, Carolina; Dewald, Julius P.A.

2010-01-01

438

Minimally invasive arthrodesis for chronic sacroiliac joint dysfunction using the SImmetry SI Joint Fusion system  

PubMed Central

Chronic sacroiliac (SI) joint-related low back pain (LBP) is a common, yet under-diagnosed and undertreated condition due to difficulties in accurate diagnosis and highly variable treatment practices. In patients with debilitating SI-related LBP for at least 6 months duration who have failed conservative management, arthrodesis is a viable option. The SImmetry® SI Joint Fusion System is a novel therapy for SI joint fusion, not just fixation, which utilizes a minimally invasive surgical approach, instrumented fixation for immediate stability, and joint preparation with bone grafting for a secure construct in the long term. The purpose of this report is to describe the minimally invasive SI Joint Fusion System, including patient selection criteria, implant characteristics, surgical technique, postoperative recovery, and biomechanical testing results. Advantages and limitations of this system will be discussed. PMID:24851059

Miller, Larry E; Block, Jon E

2014-01-01

439

Qualification of the Joints for the ITER Central Solenoid  

SciTech Connect

The ITER Central Solenoid has 36 interpancake joints, 12 bus joints, and 12 feeder joints in the magnet. The joints are required to have resistance below 4 nOhm at 45 kA at 4.5 K. The US ITER Project Office developed two different types of interpancake joints with some variations in details in order to find a better design, qualify the joints, and establish a fabrication process. We built and tested four samples of the sintered joints and two samples with butt-bonded joints (a total of eight joints). Both designs met the specifications. Results of the joint development, test results, and selection of the baseline design are presented and discussed in the paper. The ITER Central Solenoid (CS) consists of six modules. Each module is composed of six wound hexapancakes and one quadrapancake. The multipancakes are connected electrically and hydraulically by in-line interpancake joints. The joints are located at the outside diameter (OD) of the module. Cable in conduit conductor (CICC) high-current joints are critical elements in the CICC magnets. In addition to low resistivity, the CS joints must fit a space envelope equivalent to the regular conductor cross section and must have low hydraulic impedance and enough structural strength to withstand the hoop and compressive forces during operation, including cycling. This paper is the continuation of the work reported on the intermodule joints.

Martovetsky, N; Berryhill, A; Kenney, S

2011-09-01

440

Advanced turbine blade tip seal system  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An advanced blade/shroud system designed to maintain close clearance between blade tips and turbine shrouds and at the same time, be resistant to environmental effects including high temperature oxidation, hot corrosion, and thermal cycling is described. Increased efficiency and increased blade life are attained by using the advanced blade tip seal system. Features of the system include improved clearance control when blade tips preferentially wear the shrouds and a superior single crystal superalloy tip. The tip design, joint location, characterization of the single crystal tip alloy, the abrasive tip treatment, and the component and engine test are among the factors addressed. Results of wear testing, quality control plans, and the total manufacturing cycle required to fully process the blades are also discussed.

Zelahy, J. W.

1981-01-01

441

Fatigue behavior of adhesively bonded joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The fatigue damage mechanism of composite to composite adhesively bonded joints was characterized. The mechanics of the possible modes of fatigue damage propagation in these joints when subjected to constant amplitude cyclic mechanical loading were investigated. The possible failure modes in composite bonded joints may be cyclic debonding (i.e., progressive separation of the adhesive), interlaminar damage (delamination), adherend fatigue or a combination of these. Two composite systems - graphite/epoxy adhesively bonded to graphite/epoxy and Kevlar 49/epoxy adhesively bonded to Kevlar 49/epoxy were investigated. Both composite systems consisted of quasi-isotropic lay-ups, i.e., 0 deg/-45 deg/+45 deg/90 degs. The two adhesives, employed in the study were (1) EC 3445 with cure temperature of 250 F for secondary bonding and (2) FM 300 with cure temperature of 350 F for co-cure bonding.

Mall, S.

1983-01-01

442

Joint action, interactive alignment, and dialog.  

PubMed

Dialog is a joint action at different levels. At the highest level, the goal of interlocutors is to align their mental representations. This emerges from joint activity at lower levels, both concerned with linguistic decisions (e.g., choice of words) and nonlinguistic processes (e.g., alignment of posture or speech rate). Because of the high-level goal, the interlocutors are particularly concerned with close coupling at these lower levels. As we illustrate with examples, this means that imitation and entrainment are particularly pronounced during interactive communication. We then argue that the mechanisms underlying such processes involve covert imitation of interlocutors' communicative behavior, leading to emulation of their expected behavior. In other words, communication provides a very good example of predictive emulation, in a way that leads to successful joint activity. PMID:25164934

Garrod, Simon; Pickering, Martin J

2009-04-01

443

Computational Poromechanics of Human Knee Joint  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Extensive computer modeling has been performed in the recent decade to investigate the mechanical response of the healthy and repaired knee joints. Articular cartilages and menisci have been commonly modeled as single-phase elastic materials in the previous 3D simulations. A comprehensive study considering the interplay of the collagen fibers and fluid pressurization in the tissues in situ remains challenging. We have developed a 3D model of the human knee accounting for the mechanical function of collagen fibers and fluid flow in the cartilages and menisci. An anatomically accurate structure of the human knee was used for this purpose including bones, articular cartilages, menisci and ligaments. The fluid pressurization in the femoral cartilage and menisci under combined creep loading was investigated. Numerical results showed that fluid flow and pressure in the tissues played an important role in the mechanical response of the knee joint. The load transfer in the joint was clearly seen when the fluid pressure was considered.

Kazemi, Mojtaba; Li, LePing

2012-02-01

444

Polyimide weld bonding for titanium alloy joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Two weld bonding processes were developed for joining titanium alloy; one process utilizes a weld-through technique and the other a capillary-flow technique. The adhesive used for the weld-through process is similar to the P4/A5F system. A new polyimide laminating resin, BFBI/BMPM, was used in the capillary-flow process. Static property information was generated for weld-bonded joints over the temperature range of 219 K (-65 F) to 561 K (+550 F) and fatigue strength information was generated at room temperature. Significant improvement in fatigue strength was demonstrated for weld-bonded joints over spot-welded joints. A demonstration was made of the applicability of the weld-through weld-bonding process for fabricating stringer stiffened skin panels.

Vaughan, R. W.; Kurland, R. M.

1974-01-01

445

Advanced Accessory Power Supply Topologies  

SciTech Connect

This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) began December 8, 2000 and ended September 30, 2009. The total funding provided by the Participant (General Motors Advanced Technology Vehicles [GM]) during the course of the CRADA totaled $1.2M enabling the Contractor (UT-Battelle, LLC [Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a.k.a. ORNL]) to contribute significantly to the joint project. The initial task was to work with GM on the feasibility of developing their conceptual approach of modifying major components of the existing traction inverter/drive to develop low cost, robust, accessory power. Two alternate methods for implementation were suggested by ORNL and both were proven successful through simulations and then extensive testing of prototypes designed and fabricated during the project. This validated the GM overall concept. Moreover, three joint U.S. patents were issued and subsequently licensed by GM. After successfully fulfilling the initial objective, the direction and duration of the CRADA was modified and GM provided funding for two additional tasks. The first new task was to provide the basic development for implementing a cascaded inverter technology into hybrid vehicles (including plug-in hybrid, fuel cell, and electric). The second new task was to continue the basic development for implementing inverter and converter topologies and new technology assessments for hybrid vehicle applications. Additionally, this task was to address the use of high temperature components in drive systems. Under this CRADA, ORNL conducted further research based on GM’s idea of using the motor magnetic core and windings to produce bidirectional accessory power supply that is nongalvanically coupled to the terminals of the high voltage dc-link battery of hybrid vehicles. In order not to interfere with the motor’s torque, ORNL suggested to use the zero-sequence, highfrequency harmonics carried by the main fundamental motor current for producing the accessory power. Two studies were conducted at ORNL. One was to put an additional winding in the motor slots to magnetically link with the high frequency of the controllable zero-sequence stator currents that do not produce any zero-sequence harmonic torques. The second approach was to utilize the corners of the square stator punching for the high-frequency transformers of the dc/dc inverter. Both approaches were successful. This CRADA validated the feasibility of GM’s desire to use the motor’s magnetic core and windings to produce bidirectional accessory power supply. Three joint U.S. patents with GM were issued to ORNL and GM by the U.S. Patent Office for the research results produced by this CRADA.

Marlino, L.D.

2010-06-15

446

RSRM Nozzle-to-Case Joint J-leg Development  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Since the beginning of the Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) program, nozzle-to-case joint polysulfide adhesive gas paths have occurred on several flight motors. These gas paths have allowed hot motor gases to reach the wiper O-ring. Even though these motors continue to fly safely with this condition, a desire was to reduce such occurrences. The RSRM currently uses a J-leg joint configuration on case field joints and igniter inner and outer joints. The J-leg joint configuration has been successfully demonstrated on numerous RSRM flight and static test motors, eliminating hot gas intrusion to the critical O-ring seals on these joints. Using the proven technology demonstrated on the case field joints and igniter joints, a nozzle-to-case joint J-leg design was developed for implementation on RSRM flight motors. This configuration provides an interference fit with nozzle fixed housing phenolics at assembly, with a series of pressurization gaps incorporated outboard of the joint mating surface to aid in joint pressurization and to eliminate any circumferential flow in this region. The joint insulation is bonded to the nozzle phenolics using the same pressure sensitive adhesive used in the case field joints and igniter joints. An enhancement to the nozzle-to-case joint J-leg configuration is the implementation of a carbon rope thermal barrier. The thermal barrier is located downstream of the joint bondline and is positioned within the joint in a manner where any hot gas intrusion into the joint passes through the thermal barrier, reducing gas temperatures to a level that would not affect O-rings downstream of the thermal barrier. This paper discusses the processes used in reaching a final nozzle-to-case joint J-leg design, provides structural and thermal results in support of the design, and identifies fabrication techniques and demonstrations used in arriving at the final configuration.

Albrechtsen, Kevin U.; Eddy, Norman F.; Ewing, Mark E.; McGuire, John R.

2003-01-01

447

Joint measurability, steering and entropic uncertainty  

E-print Network

The notion of incompatibility of measurements in quantum theory is in stark contrast with the corresponding classical perspective, where all physical observables are jointly measurable. It is of interest to examine if the results of two or more measurements in the quantum scenario can be perceived from a classical point of view or they still exhibit non-classical features. Clearly, commuting observables can be measured jointly using projective measurements and their statistical outcomes can be discerned classically. However, such simple minded association of compatibility of measurements with commutativity turns out to be limited in an extended framework, where the usual notion of sharp projective valued measurements of self adjoint observables gets broadened to include unsharp measurements of generalized observables constituting positive operator valued measures (POVM). There is a surge of research activity recently towards gaining new physical insights on the emergence of classical behavior via joint measurability of unsharp observables. Here, we explore the entropic uncertainty relation for a pair of discrete observables (of Alice's system) when an entangled quantum memory of Bob is restricted to record outcomes of jointly measurable POVMs only. Within the joint measurability regime, the sum of entropies associated with Alice's measurement outcomes - conditioned by the results registered at Bob's end - are constrained to obey an entropic steering inequality. In this case, Bob's non-steerability reflects itself as his inability in predicting the outcomes of Alice's pair of non-commuting observables with better precision, even when they share an entangled state. As a further consequence, the quantum advantage envisaged for the construction of security proofs in key distribution is lost, when Bob's measurements are restricted to the joint measurability regime.

H. S. Karthik; A. R. Usha Devi; A. K. Rajagopal

2014-10-05

448

Subchondral bone remodeling is related to clinical improvement after joint distraction in the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis  

PubMed Central

Objective In osteoarthritis (OA), subchondral bone changes alter the joint’s mechanical environment and potentially influence progression of cartilage degeneration. Joint distraction as a treatment for OA has been shown to provide pain relief and functional improvement through mechanisms that are not well understood. This study evaluated whether subchondral bone remodeling was associated with clinical improvement in OA patients treated with joint distraction. Method Twenty-six patients with advanced post-traumatic ankle OA were treated with joint distraction for three months using an Ilizarov frame in a referral center. Primary outcome measure was bone density change analyzed on CT scans. Longitudinal, manually segmented CT datasets for a given patient were brought into a common spatial alignment. Changes in bone density (Hounsfield Units (HU), relative to baseline) were calculated at the weight-bearing region, extending subchondrally to a depth of 8 mm. Clinical outcome was assessed using the ankle OA scale. Results Baseline scans demonstrated subchondral sclerosis with local cysts. At one and two years of follow-up, an overall decrease in bone density (?23% and ?21%, respectively) was observed. Interestingly, density in originally low-density (cystic) areas increased. Joint distraction resulted in a decrease in pain (from 60 to 35, scale of 100) and functional deficit (from 67 to 36). Improvements in clinical outcomes were best correlated with disappearance of low-density (cystic) areas (r=0.69). Conclusions Treatment of advanced post-traumatic ankle OA with three months of joint distraction resulted in bone density normalization that was associated with clinical improvement. PMID:21324372

Intema, F.; Thomas, T.P.; Anderson, D.D.; Elkins, J.M.; Brown, T.D.; Amendola, A.; Lafeber, F.P.J.G.; Saltzman, C.L.

2011-01-01

449

Advanced Chemical Propulsion  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Design, propellant selection, and launch assistance for advanced chemical propulsion system is discussed. Topics discussed include: rocket design, advance fuel and high energy density materials, launch assist, and criteria for fuel selection.

Bai, S. Don

2000-01-01

450

Advance Directives (Psychiatric)  

MedlinePLUS

... org/ (800) 950-NAMI; info@nami.org ©2014 Advance Directives by Ronald S. Honberg National Director for Policy and ... psychosurgery from their scope. Laws specifically authorizing psychiatric advance directives have been enacted in twelve states. The first ...

451

Logarithmic fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An improved fringe-adjusted joint transform correlation (FJTC) technique is proposed, which employs a new real-valued filter, called the logarithmic fringe-adjusted filter. The Fourier-plane image subtraction technique is applied to the joint power spectrum before applying the inverse Fourier transform to generate better correlation output. The proposed technique yields better correlation output compared to alternate optical pattern recognition techniques when the target is embedded in noise-corrupted input scenes. Test results are presented to verify the performance of the proposed technique.

Sidike, Paheding; Alam, Mohammad S.

2013-10-01

452

The discovery of columnar jointing on Mars  

USGS Publications Warehouse

We report on the discovery of columnar jointing in Marte Valles, Mars. These columnar lavas were discovered in the wall of a pristine, 16-km-diameter impact crater and exhibit the features of terrestrial columnar basalts. There are discontinuous outcrops along the entire crater wall, suggesting that the columnar rocks covered a surface area of at least 200 km2, assuming that the rocks obliterated by the impact event were similarly jointed. We also see columns in the walls of other fresh craters in the nearby volcanic plains of Elysium Planitia–Amazonis Planitia, which include Marte Vallis, and in a well-preserved crater in northeast Hellas.

Milazzo, M.P.; Keszthelyi, L.P.; Jaeger, W.L.; Rosiek, M.; Mattson, S.; Verba, C.; Beyer, R.A.; Geissler, P.E.; McEwen, A.S.

2009-01-01

453

Distributed-Computer System Optimizes SRB Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Initial calculations of redesign of joint on solid rocket booster (SRB) that failed during Space Shuttle tragedy showed redesign increased weight. Optimization techniques applied to determine whether weight could be reduced while keeping joint closed and limiting stresses. Analysis system developed by use of existing software coupling structural analysis with optimization computations. Software designed executable on network of computer workstations. Took advantage of parallelism offered by finite-difference technique of computing gradients to enable several workstations to contribute simultaneously to solution of problem. Key features, effective use of redundancies in hardware and flexible software, enabling optimization to proceed with minimal delay and decreased overall time to completion.

Rogers, James L., Jr.; Young, Katherine C.; Barthelemy, Jean-Francois M.

1991-01-01

454

Joint torsion equals the determinant invariant.  

E-print Network

A determinant in algebraic $K$-theory is associated to any two almost commuting Fredholm operators. On the other hand, one can calculate a homologically defined invariant known as joint torsion. We answer in the affirmative a conjecture of Richard Carey and Joel Pincus, namely that these two invariants agree. In particular, this implies that joint torsion is norm continuous, depends only on the images of the operators modulo trace class, and satisfies the expected Steinberg relations. Moreover, we show that the determinant invariant of two commuting operators can be computed simply as a determinant on a finite dimensional vector space.

Joseph Migler

455

Joint resummation for heavy quark production.  

E-print Network

ar X iv :h ep -p h/ 05 10 14 9v 1 1 2 O ct 2 00 5 February 2, 2008 4:14 WSPC/INSTRUCTION FILE jr International Journal of Modern Physics A c© World Scientific Publishing Company JOINT RESUMMATION FOR HEAVY QUARK PRODUCTION ANDREA BANFI Cavendish... and recoil resummation The formalism 1,2,3 of hadronic cross sections for the joint resummation of distri- butions singular at partonic threshold and at zero recoil has so far been applied to Z/W production 4, Higgs production 5, and prompt photon...

Banfi, Andrea; Laenen, Eric

456

Maximum aposteriori joint source/channel coding  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A maximum aposteriori probability (MAP) approach to joint source/channel coder design is presented in this paper. This method attempts to explore a technique for designing joint source/channel codes, rather than ways of distributing bits between source coders and channel coders. For a nonideal source coder, MAP arguments are used to design a decoder which takes advantage of redundancy in the source coder output to perform error correction. Once the decoder is obtained, it is analyzed with the purpose of obtaining 'desirable properties' of the channel input sequence for improving overall system performance. Finally, an encoder design which incorporates these properties is proposed.

Sayood, Khalid; Gibson, Jerry D.

1991-01-01

457

The Use of Explosive Energy for Joining Advanced High Strength Low Alloy Steels  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article deals with an alternative method of joining advanced steels for frame structures. These steels cannot be joined by a conventional process due to the impact of temperature on the base material. Therefore, a simple and cost-effective method of forming a high-strength joint, intended for advanced high-strength materials, was designed using explosive forming. One of its key advantages is that it preserves the microstructure of the high-strength material being joined. At the same time, the design of the joint allows it to undergo further plastic deformation if the yield stress is exceeded, thus preventing the step change in load-carrying capacity and the instability of the structure. The alternative joint was intended for materials with yield stress above 1000 MPa and elongation of 10%, under quasi-static conditions. However, the design is also suitable for materials with ultimate tensile strength higher than 2000 MPa. Testing of the load-carrying capacity of the joint in a mechanical testing shop showed that the larger the flow stress of the material, the higher the load-carrying capacity of the joint. The selected joint designs with good load-bearing capacity values were manufactured by forming using products of detonation of the SEMTEX industrial blasting explosive. In a compression test, the demonstration joints showed the axial load-bearing capacity of 200 kN with up to 20-mm displacement to failure.

Urbánek, Miroslav; Mašek, Bohuslav; Hronek, Pavel; Nesvadba, Petr

2013-03-01

458

DOE Joint Genome Institute 2008 Progress Report  

SciTech Connect

While initially a virtual institute, the driving force behind the creation of the DOE Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California in the Fall of 1999 was the Department of Energy's commitment to sequencing the human genome. With the publication in 2004 of a trio of manuscripts describing the finished 'DOE Human Chromosomes', the Institute successfully completed its human genome mission. In the time between the creation of the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) and completion of the Human Genome Project, sequencing and its role in biology spread to fields extending far beyond what could be imagined when the Human Genome Project first began. Accordingly, the targets of the DOE JGI's sequencing activities changed, moving from a single human genome to the genomes of large numbers of microbes, plants, and other organisms, and the community of users of DOE JGI data similarly expanded and diversified. Transitioning into operating as a user facility, the DOE JGI modeled itself after other DOE user facilities, such as synchrotron light sources and supercomputer facilities, empowering the science of large numbers of investigators working in areas of relevance to energy and the environment. The JGI's approach to being a user facility is based on the concept that by focusing state-of-the-art sequencing and analysis capabilities on the best peer-reviewed ideas drawn from a broad community of scientists, the DOE JGI will effectively encourage creative approaches to DOE mission areas and produce important science. This clearly has occurred, only partially reflected in the fact that the DOE JGI has played a major role in more than 45 papers published in just the past three years alone in Nature and Science. The involvement of a large and engaged community of users working on important problems has helped maximize the impact of JGI science. A seismic technological change is presently underway at the JGI. The Sanger capillary-based sequencing process that dominated how sequencing was done in the last decade is being replaced by a variety of new processes and sequencing instruments. The JGI, with an increasing number of next-generation sequencers, whose throughput is 100- to 1,000-fold greater than the Sanger capillary-based sequencers, is increasingly focused in new directions on projects of scale and complexity not previously attempted. These new directions for the JGI come, in part, from the 2008 National Research Council report on the goals of the National Plant Genome Initiative as well as the 2007 National Research Council report on the New Science of Metagenomics. Both reports outline a crucial need for systematic large-scale surveys of the plant and microbial components of the biosphere as well as an increasing need for large-scale analysis capabilities to meet the challenge of converting sequence data into knowledge. The JGI is extensively discussed in both reports as vital to progress in these fields of major national interest. JGI's future plan for plants and microbes includes a systematic approach for investigation of these organisms at a scale requiring the special capabilities of the JGI to generate, manage, and analyze the datasets. JGI will generate and provide not only community access to these plant and microbial datasets, but also the tools for analyzing them. These activities will produce essential knowledge that will be needed if we are to be able to respond to the world's energy and environmental challenges. As the JGI Plant and Microbial programs advance, the JGI as a user facility is also evolving. The Institute has been highly successful in bending its technical and analytical skills to help users solve large complex problems of major importance, and that effort will continue unabated. The JGI will increasingly move from a central focus on 'one-off' user projects coming from small user communities to much larger scale projects driven by systematic and problem-focused approaches to selection of sequencing targets. Entire communities of scientists working in a particular field, such as feeds

Gilbert, David

2009-03-12

459

Mapping joint grey and white matter reductions in Alzheimer's disease using joint independent component analysis  

PubMed Central

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease concomitant with grey and white matter damages. However, the interrelationship of volumetric changes between grey and white matter remains poorly understood in AD. Using joint independent component analysis, this study identified joint grey and white matter volume reductions based on structural magnetic resonance imaging data to construct the covariant networks in twelve AD patients and fourteen normal controls (NC). We found that three networks showed significant volume reductions in joint grey–white matter sources in AD patients, including (1) frontal/parietal/temporal-superior longitudinal fasciculus/corpus callosum, (2) temporal/parietal/occipital-frontal/occipital, and (3) temporal-precentral/postcentral. The corresponding expression scores distinguished AD patients from NC with 85.7%, 100% and 85.7% sensitivity for joint sources 1, 2 and 3, respectively; 75.0%, 66.7% and 75.0% specificity for joint sources 1, 2 and 3, respectively. Furthermore, the combined source of three significant joint sources best predicted the AD/NC group membership with 92.9% sensitivity and 83.3% specificity. Our findings revealed joint grey and white matter loss in AD patients, and these results can help elucidate the mechanism of grey and white matter reductions in the development of AD. PMID:23123779

Guo, Xiaojuan; Han, Yuan; Chen, Kewei; Wang, Yan; Yao, Li

2013-01-01

460

Modeling Progressive Failure of Bonded Joints Using a Single Joint Finite Element  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Enhanced finite elements are elements with an embedded analytical solution which can capture detailed local fields, enabling more efficient, mesh-independent finite element analysis. In the present study, an enhanced finite element is applied to generate a general framework capable of modeling an array of joint types. The joint field equations are derived using the principle of minimum potential energy, and the resulting solutions for the displacement fields are used to generate shape functions and a stiffness matrix for a single joint finite element. This single finite element thus captures the detailed stress and strain fields within the bonded joint, but it can function within a broader structural finite element model. The costs associated with a fine mesh of the joint can thus be avoided while still obtaining a detailed solution for the joint. Additionally, the capability to model non-linear adhesive constitutive behavior has been included within the method, and progressive failure of the adhesive can be modeled by using a strain-based failure criteria and re-sizing the joint as the adhesive fails. Results of the model compare favorably with experimental and finite element results.

Stapleton, Scott E.; Waas, Anthony M.; Bednarcyk, Brett A.

2010-01-01

461

Computer Assisted Surgery and Current Trends in Orthopaedics Research and Total Joint Replacements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Musculoskeletal research has brought about revolutionary changes in our ability to perform high precision surgery in joint replacement procedures. Recent advances in computer assisted surgery as well better materials have lead to reduced wear and greatly enhanced the quality of life of patients. The new surgical techniques to reduce the size of the incision and damage to underlying structures have been the primary advance toward this goal. These new techniques are known as MIS or Minimally Invasive Surgery. Total hip and knee Arthoplasties are at all time high reaching 1.2 million surgeries per year in the USA. Primary joint failures are usually due to osteoarthristis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteocronis and other inflammatory arthritis conditions. The methods for THR and TKA are critical to initial stability and longevity of the prostheses. This research aims at understanding the fundamental mechanics of the joint Arthoplasty and providing an insight into current challenges in patient specific fitting, fixing, and stability. Both experimental and analytical work will be presented. We will examine Cementless total hip arthroplasty success in the last 10 years and how computer assisted navigation is playing in the follow up studies. Cementless total hip arthroplasty attains permanent fixation by the ingrowth of bone into a porous coated surface. Loosening of an ingrown total hip arthroplasty occurs as a result of osteolysis of the periprosthetic bone and degradation of the bone prosthetic interface. The osteolytic process occurs as a result of polyethylene wear particles produced by the metal polyethylene articulation of the prosthesis. The total hip arthroplasty is a congruent joint and the submicron wear particles produced are phagocytized by macrophages initiating an inflammatory cascade. This cascade produces cytokines ultimately implicated in osteolysis. Resulting bone loss both on the acetabular and femoral sides eventually leads to component instability. As patients are living longer and total hip arthroplasty is performed in younger patients the risks of osteolysis associated with cumulative wear is increased. Computer-assisted surgery is based on sensing feedback; vision and imaging that help surgeons align the patient's joints during total knee or hip replacement with a degree of accuracy not possible with the naked eye. For the first time, the computer feedback is essential for ligament balancing and longevity of the implants. The computers navigation systems also help surgeons to use smaller incisions instead of the traditional larger openings. Small-incision surgery offers the potential for faster recovery, less bleeding and less pain for patients. The development of SESCAN imaging technique to create a patient based model of a 3D joint will be presented to show the effective solution of complex geometry of joints.

Amirouche, Farid

2008-06-01

462

Advanced midwifery practice or advancing midwifery practice?  

PubMed

Advanced midwifery practice is a controversial notion in midwifery, particularly at present in Australia. The proposed changes in legislation around access to the publicly funded Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in 2009-2010 have meant that the issue of advanced midwifery practice has again taken prominence. Linking midwifery access to MBS and PBS to a safety and quality framework that includes an 'advanced midwifery credentialling framework' is particularly challenging. The Haxton and Fahy paper in the December 2009 edition of Women and Birth is timely as it enables a reflection upon these issues and encourages debate and discussion about exactly what is midwifery, what are we educating our students for and is working to the full scope of practice practising at advanced level? This paper seeks to address some of these questions and open up the topic for further debate. PMID:20018582

Smith, Rachel; Leap, Nicky; Homer, Caroline

2010-09-01

463

Solid rocket booster joint seal analyses  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

O-ring response and sealing in pressurized shell structures is examined. The study found that the key elements in the failure of the seal to be joint opening and rotation, assembly out of roundness, and O-ring seal response.

Moore, Carleton J.

1987-01-01

464

The Joint Ensemble Forecast System (JEFS) Experiment  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Joint Ensemble Forecast System (JEFS) Dedicated HPC Project Investment (DHPI) focuses on the creation and communication of environmental information in a timely, focused, useful, and reliable manner for the US Air Force and Navy. Currently, most environmental forecasts are created from a single best estimate analysis and forecast model. This deterministic process can provide imperfect results that result in

Evan L. Kuchera; Jeffrey G. Cunningham; S. A. Rentschler; S. A. Rugg; M. Sittel; Michael Sestak; Teddy Holt; James Hansen

2009-01-01

465

New Apparatus Tests Pressure-Suit Joints  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

New apparatus measures applied torque and angle-of-flexure in pressurized flexible joints, such as those found in diving suits and flight suits. Torque and flexure are permanently recorded on x-y plotter. Family of curves can be taken as function of suit pressure or other variables. Apparatus could also measure torque-versus-angle in mechanical linkages.

Vykukal, H. C.; Webbon, B.

1982-01-01

466

with Thomas Edison State College Joint Bachelor's  

E-print Network

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Cheng, Mei-Fang

467

Heinrich von Stackelberg on joint production  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the 1970s, considerable interest arose into the study of multi-output firms and industries. However, this literature did not seem to be aware of the contribution that von Stackelberg made to the issue almost half a century earlier. This paper outlines von Stackelberg's contribution to the theory of costs under joint production. It critically assesses the place of his contribution

Stefan Baumgartner

2001-01-01

468

Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff  

E-print Network

JNCHES Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff RACE EQUALITY: Communication and Consultation Report for Higher Education Institutions A JNCHES/ECU Higher Education Race Equality Project in England,Wales and Scotland, including the higher education (HE) funding councils and further and higher

Sussex, University of

469

Transducer Joint for Kidney-Stone Ultrasonics  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Ultrasonic therapy for kidney stones improved by new way of connecting wire-probe ultrasonic waveguide to transducer. Improved mounting allows joint to last long enough for effective treatment. Sheath and rubber dampers constrain lateral vibration of wire waveguide. Combination of V-shaped mounting groove, sheath, and rubber dampers increases life expectancy of wire 15 times or more.

Angulo, E. D.

1983-01-01

470

Analysis of novel flexure-based joint  

E-print Network

As robots and other actuated mechanisms get smaller, so must their moving parts. A novel flexure-based joint was developed for Squishbot1 by a team at MIT, which can be made small (sub-cm), or much larger. Here, pseudo-rigid-body ...

Bildsten, Erika Margit

2012-01-01

471

Geography and Friendship Joint work with  

E-print Network

Geography and Friendship Joint work with: David Liben-Nowell: Carleton College Ravi Kumar, Jasmine.0 ­ Friendship network Instant messenger ­ Buddy list Flickr ­ Photo sharing and tagging Yahoo! ­ Topically era Blogs began in 1996, but exploded in popularity in 1999 ­ Proliferation of authoring tools

Ghosh, Joydeep

472

Environmental durability of adhesively bonded joints  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The goal of this project was to evaluate the environmental durability of adhesively bonded aircraft joints using fracture mechanics. Three aerospace adhesives, two epoxies and one polyimide, were investigated. Adhesive specimens were tested for tensile and toughness behavior. Bonded joint specimens were subject to Mode I, Mode II, and mixed mode fracture and fatigue tests. Prior to testing, selected specimens were exposed for up to 10,000 hours to isothermal and thermally cyclic conditions similar to aircraft service environments. Analysis was accomplished using finite element programs and closed-form solutions. Environmental exposure caused reductions in the failure strain, strength, and toughness, of the adhesive specimens and in the toughness and fatigue threshold of the bonded joint specimens. Specimens exposed to high temperature and humidity prior to testing and those tested at low temperatures indicative of high altitude operations experienced the most significant toughness losses. Results are discussed in terms of their relationship to bonded joint design and should prove valuable to efforts aimed at extending the lives of aging aircraft using bonded repairs as well as to efforts focused on using adhesive bonding for future aerospace structures.

Butkus, Lawrence Michael

473

Joint Degrees & Promotion towards European Students  

E-print Network

available From 2008: Internationalisation > allocation of funds from the Minister of Education the rules on the procedures for the awarding of joint degrees. Art. 6, c. 11 L. 240/10: Full time Academic the signature of bilateral agreements. DM 30 January 2014 (10 May 2014), art. 3 c. 1: Academic staff of foreign

Di Pillo, Gianni