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  1. Statistik in Naturwissenschaft und Technik

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wilrich, Peter-Theodor

    Mit dem Aufschwung von Naturwissenschaft und Technik zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts entstand die mathematische Statistik, angeregt aus der Geodäsie (wie die Methode der kleinsten Quadrate) und der Anthropologie (wie die statistische Analyse mehrdimensionaler Beobachtungen und ihrer stochastischen Abhängigkeiten). Im Gegensatz zu den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, in denen Daten vorwiegend aus Beobachtungsstudien gewonnen werden, stehen in den Naturwissenschaften Experimente im Vordergrund. Daher gehört die statistische Versuchsplanung zu den insbesondere in Naturwissenschaft und Technik angewendeten statistischen Methoden, aber auch die Extremwertstatistik und Lebensdaueranalysen sowie die Methoden der räumlichen Statistik (insbesondere in der Umweltforschung). Im 20. Jahrhundert wurden Stichprobenpläne und Regelkarten (Kontrollkarten) zur Prozessregelung als Hilfsmittel der statistischen Qualitätssicherung entwickelt. Diese Methodenbündel, mit denen sich der Ausschuss Statistik in Naturwissenschaft und Technik immer wieder befasst, werden im Folgenden vorgestellt.

  2. Zivilisationsdynamik: Treiber Technik, Folgen und Konsequenzen. Civilisation dynamics: driving force technology, results and consequences

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    Jischa, Michael F.

    2010-11-01

    Die Menschheitsgeschichte ist untrennbar mit der Nutzung von Materie, Energie und Information verbunden. Im Laufe der Geschichte sind Produktivität, Bevölkerung und Ressourcenverbrauch ständig angestiegen, seit dem vergangenen Jahrhundert mit zunehmender Beschleunigung. In den früh industrialisierten Ländern entwickelte sich vor wenigen Jahrzehnten eine Bewusstseinswende, die Segnungen der Technik wurden zunehmend kritisch beurteilt. Das führte zur Formulierung des Leitbildes Nachhaltigkeit und unterschiedlichen Ansätzen, dieses zu operationalisieren, aus Sicht der Ingenieure mit dem Konzept Technikbewertung. Nach den Natur- und den Ingenieurwissenschaften haben die Gesellschaftswissenschaften diese Themen aufgegriffen, was zu einer teilweisen Annäherung der Zwei Kulturen geführt hat. Weiter sind Überlegungen entstanden, Lehr- und Forschungsinhalte zu überdenken, um auf die Weltprobleme (in der Sprache des Club of Rome) angemessen reagieren zu können. In jüngerer Zeit wurden Energieszenarien vorgestellt, deren Kernaussage unmissverständlich lautet: Die Zukunft gehört den erneuerbaren Energien.

  3. Prospection for Copper Mineralization with Contribution of Remote Sensing, Geochemical and Mineralographical Data in Abhar 1:100,000 Sheet, NW Iran / Poszukiwania ZASOBÓW Rud Miedzi Z Zastosowaniem Zdalnych Technik WYKORZYSTUJĄCYCH Dane Geochemiczne i Mineralogiczne W POKŁADZIE Geologicznym Abhar 1:100,000 W PÓŁNOCNO-ZACHODNIM Iranie

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    Nouri, Reza; Jafari, Mohammadreza; Arian, Mehran; Feizi, Faranak; Afzal, Peyman

    2013-12-01

    Abhar 1:100,000 sheet is located within the Cenozoic Tarom volcano-plutonic belt, NW Iran. The present study is based on the integration of remote sensing techniques on Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), geochemical data analysis consisting of stream sediment and lithogeochemical samples, within geological field observations and mineralographical studies to identify Cu prospect. On ASTER data; using a number of selected methods including band ratio, Least Square Fit (LS-Fit) and Minimum Noise Fraction (MNF) distinguished alternation zones. These methods revealed that three types of alterations: argillic, phyllic, and iron oxide zones occurring at the NE and SE of Abhar sheet, while the propylitic and silica zones are developed in NW and SW of the studied area. Lineaments were identified by aid of false color composite, high pass filters and hill-shade DEM techniques that two NW-SE and NE-SW major trends were determined. Geochemical anomalies were separated by number-size (N-S) method. Interpretation of N-S log-log plots of Cu in the area may be a result of the three steps of enrichment, i.e., mineralization and later dispersions. Field checks and Mineralgraphical studies also confirm the existence of suitable copper mineralization. Pokład geologiczny Abhar 1:100,100 zlokalizowany jest w obrębie kenozoicznego pasa skał magmowych pochodzenia wulkanicznego Tarom w północno-zachodnim Iranie. W pracy przedstawiono połączenie zastosowań metod zdalnych wykorzystujących technologię ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Refelection Radiometer), analizę danych geochemicznych zebranych na podstawie osadów dennych ze strumieni oraz próbek skał w obrębie pola obserwacji a także danych mineralogicznych w celu rozpoznania skupisk rud miedzi. Na podstawie danych uzyskanych przy użyciu technologiiASTER i poddanych obróbce przy użyciu różnorodnych technik: badanie układu pasm, dopasowanie metodę najmniejszych

  4. [Integrated care in pain therapy: innovations and coordinated treatment offers from the "Techniker Krankenkasse"].

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    Brunkhorst, J; Schwarz, F; Klein, S

    2013-04-01

    Sectorally segregated healthcare structures are seen as a major reason for deficits in quality and efficiency. With the introduction of §§ 140 a ff. SGB V, the sectoral splitting into outpatient, inpatient and rehabilitative services will be eliminated. This is especially true for the requirements of state-of-the-art multidisciplinary and comprehensive pain therapy. Through this form of contract competition and competition for the best idea, incentives shall be created for economic behaviour of market participants, above all the efficient use of limited resources and allocation of healthcare resources based on need. Selective contracts are essential competition parameters for continued innovative development of the healthcare system. They enable statutory healthcare providers to offer their insurants innovative treatments which are not available in standard care. Agreements can be made concerning higher levels of quality and healthcare services, incentives for economical behaviour and success-based payment models. The key idea is the orientation on the needs of the insurant. The successful realisation of innovation in pain therapy is described using a practical example. Professional contractual partners, high quality information and communication, the taking over of responsibility for treatment and cost effectiveness are factors essential the success of innovative treatment concepts.

  5. Literature Research on the Mechanical Properties of Fibre Composise Materials Analysis of the State of the Art. Volume I. (Schrifttumsrecherche zum Festigkeitsverhalten von Faserverbundwerkstoffen-Analyse des Standes der Technik-),

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1980-08-11

    only one resin system. Surface treatment with poly- amide primer and polyurethane enamel proved to be advantageous (see also section 2). The following...coat of polyurethane paint there was no Stion in life under the same test conditions. The environmental stresses ts were environmental changes lasting...drilled), - simultaneous shaping and curing (’ pultrusion ’ process), - spar flange embedded in the skin to reduce the number of fasteners, - increased

  6. The use of geo-technologies for land use mapping on reclaimed areas. (Polish Title: Zastosowanie technik geomatycznych w opracowywaniu map pokrycia i użytkowania terenu dla obszarów zrekultywowanych)

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    Szostak, M.; Nowicka, M.

    2013-12-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the possible use of geotechniques and generally available geodata for mapping land cover on reclaimed areas . The choice of subject was dictated by the growing number of such areas and the related problem of restoring their value. The validity of the use of modern technology, including GIS, photogrammetry and remote sensing, was determined, especially for the land cover classes mapping that are relevant in assessing the effects of reclamation and analyzes of the changes taking place on such sites. The study was performed for dump site of the Sulphur Mine "Machów", which is an example of the reclaimed area, located in the Tarnobrzeski district. The research materials consisted of aerial orthophotos, which were the basis of on-screen vectorization of land cover classes; Landsat satellite images, which were used in the pixel based classification; and the CORINE Land Cover database as a general reference to the global maps of land cover and land use. The site was characterized by relatively large mosaic of landscape which is typical for reclaimed areas. Due to this fact, high resolution aerial photos were most suitable for the land cover mapping, allowing distinguishing highest number of land cover classes. The process was also successfully automated with the means of pixel-based image classification on the satellite images. This resulted also in the subjectivity of the operator and time costs. The effort made to develop land cover classes, supported with thorough knowledge of the operator, is important for the proper evaluation of the reclamation process.

  7. The Application of Modern Techniques and Measurement Devices for Identification of Copper Ore Types and Their Properties / Wykorzystanie nowoczesnych technik i urządzeń pomiarowych do identyfikacji typów rud miedzi i ich właściwości

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    Krawczykowska, Aldona; Trybalski, Kazimierz; Krawczykowski, Damian

    2013-06-01

    The paper concerns the application of modern methods and research techniques for investigations of copper ore properties. It presents the procedure and tools which, when put together, can constitute a source of information on properties of different products of processing and, simultaneously, can be used in the process control and optimization. The copper ore of one of the branches of the KHGM Polska Miedz plc was investigated. The ore samples represented each of the three lithological types occurring in the Polish deposits, i.e. carbonate, shale and sandstone ores. The paper presents the results of microscopic analyses, image analysis of scanning photographs and application procedures of the obtained information for the identification of ore types (application of neuron networks to the recognition of lithological compositions). The present publication will present sample results of modelling of classification identifying two types of ores, i.e. carbonate-shale and sandstone. Summing up the predictions of ore type fractions in respective mixtures for the considered problem of classification it can be stated that the prediction results are good and confirm the lithological predominance of certain ore types in the investigated mixtures. The experimental part comprised the determination of mineralogical and lithological composition of ores (optical microscope) and also elemental composition in the microareas of analysed samples (scanning microscope). Next, the image analysis was performed and subsequently the models classifying the ore types were made. W rudzie miedzi przerabianej w zakładach wzbogacania O/ZWR KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. można wyróżnić trzy typy litologiczne: rudę węglanową, łupkową i piaskowcową. Typy te różnią się właściwościami między innymi takimi jak: rodzaj i zawartość minerałów miedzi, rodzaj minerałów nieużytecznych, zawartość miedzi, twardość i podatność na rozdrabnianie, ale także wielkością i kształtem ziaren minerałów miedzionośnych oraz rodzajem ich skupień i wpryśnięć. Niezwykle istotne jest właściwe rozpoznanie rudy pod względem petrograficzno-mineralogicznym. Znajomość właściwości przerabianej rudy pozwala na pełniejsze jej wykorzystanie poprzez właściwe prowadzenie i sterowanie procesami, dobór ich parametrów takich m.in. jak: czas mielenia, parametry klasyfikacji, rodzaj odczynników flotacyjnych, czas flotacji. W artykule przedstawiono wyniki przeprowadzonych analiz mikroskopowych, analizy obrazów zdjęć skaningowych oraz procedury wykorzystania otrzymanych informacji do identyfikacji typów rud (zastosowanie sieci neuronowych do rozpoznawania składów litologicznych). W badaniach wykorzystano rudę miedzi, pochodzącą z jednego z zakładów górniczych KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Pobrane próbki rudy reprezentowały każdy z trzech typów litologicznych występujących w krajowych złożach: węglanową, łupkową oraz piaskowcową. Przeprowadzono ilościową analizę mineralogiczno-petrograficzną przy pomocy mikroskopu optycznego w świetle odbitym, a wyniki przedstawiono w tabelach 1 i 2. Wyniki te określają ilościowo stopień uwolnienia i zrosty dla jednego rodzaju minerału. Pokazano także przykładowe zdjęcia mikroskopowe zgładów poszczególnych typów litologicznych rud oraz próbek proszkowych tych typów (rys. 1 i 2). W kolejnym etapie badań wykorzystano skaningowy mikroskop elektronowy. Zdjęcia morfologii próbek uzyskane z mikroskopu elektronowego (obrazy SEM) były przedmiotem komputerowej analizy obrazu, umożliwiającej mikrostrukturalną klasyfikację ilościową typów rud. Analizowano wszystkie próbki poszczególnych typów litologicznych rudy miedzi: węglanowej, łupkowej i piaskowcowej oraz mieszanki tych typów w trzech klasach ziarnowych: 0÷45 μm, 45÷71 μm i 71÷100 μm. Celem przekształceń wykorzystanych w procedurze komputerowej analizy obrazu jest otrzymanie poprawnie posegmentowanego obrazu binarnego, który umożliwiałby wyróżnienie badanych obiektów - pojedynczych (poszczególnych) ziaren oraz tła, a następnie wykonanie pomiarów parametrów zbinaryzowanych obiektów. Spośród dużej ilości parametrów dostępnych w używanym oprogramowaniu do identyfikacji typów rud wybrano najważniejsze z punktu widzenia opisu ziaren. Obok parametrów opisujących podstawowe właściwości geometryczne tj. pole powierzchni, wysokość, szerokość, średnice Feret'a, oraz opisujących kształt ziaren, np. współczynniki wypełnienia, kolistości, wybrano parametry szarości obiektów. W tabeli 3 podano wartości statystyczne zmiennych wykorzystywanych w obliczeniach modelowych, dla jednego z materiałów. Do analizy uzyskanych danych wykorzystano sieci neuronowe. W niniejszej publikacji przedstawiono przykładowe wyniki modelowania dla zagadnienia klasyfikacji identyfikującego dwa typy rud: węglanowo-łupkową i piaskowcową. Połączenie rud: węglanowej i łupkowej w jeden typ ma swoje technologiczne uzasadnienie. Obliczenia modelujące wykonano przy użyciu komputerowego programu do modelowania Statistica Neural Networks firmy StatSoft. W tabeli 4 i 5 przedstawiono charakterystyki ostatecznych najskuteczniejszych modeli sieci neuronowych klasyfikujących typy rud. Ogólnie modele sieci neuronowych, realizujące zagadnienie klasyfikacji typów rud, charakteryzowały się wysoką jakością działania oraz małymi błędami sieci dla poszczególnych podzbiorów danych (uczącego, walidacyjnego i testowego). Świadczy to o ich wysokiej stabilności i pewności działania w przypadku uruchamiania sieci na nowych zbiorach danych. Weryfikacja zdolności predykcyjnych najskuteczniejszych modeli sieci neuronowych polegała na uruchomieniu sieci na nowych danych charakterystycznych dla poszczególnych mieszanek, oraz na porównaniu i ocenie uzyskanych przewidywań z rzeczywistymi udziałami poszczególnych typów rud miedzi w analizowanych mieszankach. Na rysunkach 6 i 7 przedstawiono wyniki przewidywań udziałów odmian litologicznych rud miedzi w mieszankach. Podsumowując przewidywania udziałów typów rud w poszczególnych mieszankach dla rozważanego zagadnienia klasyfikacji można stwierdzić, że wyniki przewidywań są dobre i potwierdzają przewagę litologiczną określonych odmian rud w badanych mieszankach. Szczególnie istotny z technologicznego punktu widzenia jest wysoki stopień trafności przewidywań typów rud dla szerokiej klasy ziarnowej, która odpowiada zazwyczaj rzeczywistemu składowi ziarnowemu nadawy do procesu flotacji. Trafność tych przewidywań jest większa dla mieszanek z przewagą rudy piaskowcowej.

  8. VDI-Richtlinien - mit Technischen Regeln Wirtschaftlichkeit erhöhen und Standards setzen

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    Mandelartz, Johannes

    Der Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. (VDI) ist ein gemeinnütziger, wirtschaftlich und politisch unabhängiger, technisch-wissenschaftlicher Verein von Ingenieuren und Naturwissenschaftlern. Mit über 137 000 persönlich zugeordneten Mitgliedern ist er eine der größten Ingenieur-Vereinigungen Europas und gilt in Deutschland als führender Sprecher der Technik und der Ingenieure. 1856 gegründet, hat er viele für die Technik wesentliche Entwicklungen in Gang gesetzt, so im Bereich der technischen Überwachung, der technischen Regelsetzung und Normung, der Arbeitsstudien, im gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und im Patentwesen. Seit seiner Gründung sieht es der VDI als seine Aufgabe, "das Zusammenwirken aller geistiger Kräfte der Technik im Bewusstsein ethischer Verantwortung zu fördern“ und die Lebensmöglichkeiten aller Menschen durch Entwicklung und sinnvoller Anwendung technischer Mittel zu verbessern.

  9. Germany - Focus on Scientific and Technical Information. Volume 4, Number 1. April 1988

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1988-04-01

    6 .. . . 0517 April 1988 3. Users who have both a FIZ Technik and a Konrad Zuse Medal DataStar user ID can change the host without having to set up...at the Systems 󈨛 in Otober in Munich, the " Konrad FIZ Technik currently offers over 40 databases Zuse Medal" was awarded to Professor Heinz which...Center for legal databases. GEN- applications. Konrad Zuse (78), after which the IOS users can now search in JURIS databases using award has been named

  10. Comparing Traditional and Modern Ways of Teaching Engineering Students Mathematics and Physics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kurz, Gunther; And Others

    Computer Assisted Training (CAT) is a research project at the Fachhochschule fur Technik in Esslingen, West Germany; the aims of this project are to develop and evaluate new means and methods of instruction giving the student a more active part. Special emphasis is given to the computer as an instructional aid, mainly for drill and practice. This…

  11. Einleitung

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zahoransky, Richard; Allelein, Hans-Josef; Bollin, Elmar; Oehler, Helmut; Schelling, Udo

    Mit der Beherrschung der Energie, zunächst des Feuers, schaffte sich die Menschheit die Basis zur technischen und wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung. Energie in ihren verschiedenen Erscheinungsformen ist zur Nahrungszubereitung, zum Wohnen, zum Transport, zur Kommunikation, in der Technik, Industrie und in der Freizeit unverzichtbar. Energie gehört zu den Grundbedürfnissen.

  12. JPRS Report, East Europe.

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1990-02-13

    physical education, sport , and tourism to agencies and trade unions independent of political be a part of social culture. We shall make every effort...travel. We recommend the establishment of an inde- ment of wages, rewards, and profits. pendent ministry of physical education and sports . • We ask...17 MILITARY GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Military Sports Organization Seeks New Orientation [ SPORT UND TECHNIK Dec

  13. Das Smart Meter Gateway - Der kritische Erfolgsfaktor für die Digitalisierung der Energiewende

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    Abs, Paul-Vincent

    Der kritische Erfolgsfaktor der Digitalisierung in der Energiewirtschaft liegt im bevorstehenden hohen Investitionsvolumen und der Beherrschung der neuen Technik. Ein Weg zur Kostenminimierung liegt im Zusammenschluss der einzelnen Akteure, um gemeinsame Skalenvorteile zu heben. Auch bieten neue Geschäftsmodelle die Möglichkeit, zusätzliche Erlöse zu generieren.

  14. On the Resonance Concept in Systems of Linear and Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1965-11-01

    Determinanten und Matrizen mit Anwen- dungen in Physik und Technik). Berlin: Akademie-Verlag 1949. The author wishes to express his thanks to Prof.Dr.R.Iglisch...Case in the System of Ordinary Linear Differential Equations, Part III ( Studium des Resonanzfalles bei Systemen linearer gew6hnlicher

  15. Die großen Zeppeline: Die Geschichte des Luftschiffbaus

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    Kleinheins, Peter; Meighörner, Wolfgang

    Über die glanzvolle Zeit der Zeppeline sind viele Bücher erschienen, die vorwiegend den Einsatz der Luftschiffe in Frieden und Krieg schildern. Nur wenige wissen, dass die Baugeschichte der Zeppeline eine der faszinierendsten Phasen der modernen Technik ist. Peter Kleinheins hat dieses Geschehen sachkundig aufgearbeitet und zusammengestellt. Entstanden ist eine reich illustrierte Dokumentation in einer interessanten Mischform aus zeitgenössischen Berichten und hochwertigen Originalquellen.

  16. East Europe Report, Political, Sociological and Military Affairs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2007-11-02

    SOCIOLOGICAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS CONTENTS INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Warsaw Pact Anti-Submarine Weaponry Described (Siegfried Breyer; SOLDAT UND TECHNIK...No 8, Aug 84) 1 CPCZ’s Lenart Addresses Bucharest Enterprise (Prague Domestic Service, 21 Nov 84) 6 Brie is International Cooperation...Stoykov Work of Sergeants’ Honor Court, by Kiril Dinkov Sofia MVR Strengthens Discipline, by Petur Vitanov Graduates From Internal Ministry Special

  17. Effiziente Verfahren zur Parallelisierung von EMV-Simulationen für den Entwurfsprozess integrierter Schaltungen

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    Barke, M.; Preisner, T.; Mathis, W.

    2009-05-01

    In dieser Arbeit wird mit einer parallelisierten Version des PCG-Verfahrens (preconditioned conjugate gradient method) eine effiziente Technik zur numerischen Lösung großer Gleichungssysteme vorgestellt. Der Anwendungsbereich ist dabei die Simulation numerischer Feldberechnungen (beispielsweise durch die Finite-Elemente-Methode). Es wird ferner auf eine Datenstruktur eingegangen, die für die spezielle Struktur der auftretenden Koeffizientenmatrizen geeignet ist.

  18. Erweiterung modellbasierter Segmentierung durch lokale Deformationskriterien

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    Erdt, Marius; Tulchiner, Roman; Sakas, Georgios

    Modellbasierte Ansätze sind heutzutage Stand der Technik zur automatischen Organsegmentierung in medizinischen Bilddatensätzen. In dieser Arbeit wird ein Verfahren vorgestellt, welches die modellbasierte Segmentierung durch lokale Deformationskriterien erweitert, um eine bessere lokale Anpassung der Oberflächenmodelle an Bildstrukturen sowohl hoher als auch niedriger Frequenz zu erreichen. Die beschriebene Methode wird anhand von Computer-Tomographie Datensätzen der Niere beschrieben und evaluiert.

  19. Technikwissenschaft - Erfinden und Entdecken

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    Linnemann, Gerhard

    Umrissen wird das allgemeine Ziel der Technikwissenschaft, konstruktiv zu verwerten und nicht-natürlich Entdeckbares zu erfinden. Wir befinden uns in einer Umwälzung der Technik im Verlauf der wissenschaftlich-technischen Revolution, auf dem Wege zu einem neuen Techniktyp. Dieser schafft und nutzt die künstliche Intelligenz. Dazu benötigt der in der Technik tätige Mensch spezielle Kenntnisse und Erfahrungen in kreativ-konstruktiver, -gestalterischer und erfinderischer Sicht mit dem Einsatz spezieller Strukturen und Sprachen. Vorschläge zur Arbeitsweise in der Technik werden gegeben.Translated AbstractTechnological Science-Invent and DiscoverThe general aim of engineering science is outlined to utilize results constructively and to invent something that cannot be discovered in nature. We are now in a period of transformation of technology in the course of scientific-technological revolution, on the way to a new type of technology. This new type creates and utilizes artificial intelligence. For this, man acitive in this field requires special knowledge and experiences in a creative, constructive, design-oriented and ultimately inventive way by deploying special structures and languages. There are also made some proposals concerning the method of working in the field of technology.

  20. Imagineering the astronomical revolution - Essay review

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    Jardine, Nicholas.

    2006-11-01

    Concerning following Books: (I) Transmitting knowledge - words, images, and instruments in early modern Europe. Kusukawa and Maclean (eds.), OUP, Oxford, 2006; (II) Widmung, Welterklärung und Wissenschaftslegitimierung: Titelbilder und ihre Funktionen in der wissenschaftlichen Revolution. Remmert, Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, 2005; (III) The power of images in early modern science. Lefevre, Renn and Schoepflin (eds.), Birkhäuser, Basel, 2003; (IV) Immagini per conoscere - dal Rinascimento alla rivoluzione scientifica. Meroi and Pogliano (eds.), Olschki, Florenz, 2001; (V) Erkenntnis Erfindung Konstruktion - Studien zur Bildgeschichte von Naturwissenschaften und Technik vom 16. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert. Holländer (ed.), Mann, Berlin, 2000.

  1. Vernetzung im Kfz

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Reif, Konrad

    Elektrische und elektronische Systeme im Kfz sind vielfach nicht voneinander unabhängig, sondern beeinflussen und ergänzen sich gegenseitig. Deshalb wurden schon bei den frühen Einspritz- und Zündsystemen Signalleitungen eingesetzt, um eine einfache Kommunikation zwischen diesen beiden Systemen zu ermöglichen. Die zunehmende Anzahl elektronischer Systeme erhöhte jedoch rasch den Bedarf und die Vielfalt an auszutauschenden Informationen. Die Anzahl der hierzu erforderlichen Signalleitungen und Stecker anschlüsse stiegen gleichermaßen, so dass die bis dahin angewandte Technik an ihre Grenzen stieß.

  2. Einleitung

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Barfels, Lutz

    In den 1950er Jahren wurde am Bostoner MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) die Grundlage der modernen CNC-Technik gelegt. Für die spanende Herstellung von Rotorprofilen für Hubschrauber auf Basis vorab berechneter Konturverläufe wurden erstmalig Steuerungen auf Basis diskreter elektronischer Bauelemente entwickelt. Mit der Einführung integrierter elektronischer Schaltkreise (ICs) begann diese Technologie schrittweise Einzug in die Werkzeugmaschinenindustrie zu halten. Neben der Entwicklung der Hardware wurde die Programmierung und die Entwicklung von entsprechenden Programmiersprachen ein für die Akzeptanz dieser Technologie entscheidende Größe. Wurden anfangs die erforderlichen Informationen über Lochkarten eingelesen erfolgt der Datenaustausch heute zwischen zentralen Datenspeichern und Maschinensteuerungen über Netzwerke.

  3. Quantensprung Digitalisierung - Energiewirtschaft im 21. Jahrhundert

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    Thyen, Elmar

    Die Energiewende wird ohne eine umfassende Digitalisierung der Energiewirtschaft Stückwerk bleiben. Die historisch gewachsene, aus hunderten fossilen Großkraftwerken getriebene Energieversorgung hat sich durch den Zubau von mehr als einer Millionen dezentraler Erzeugungseinheiten innerhalb der vergangenen 15 Jahren radikal verändert. Zum Ausgleich von Last und Erzeugung, aber auch zum Aufbau neuer Geschäftsfelder ist die digitale Technik unverzichtbar. Ihre Möglichkeiten scheinen nahezu unbegrenzt, ihre Rolle wird in einer zukünftig nahezu vollständig elektrifizierten Gesellschaft zunehmend wichtiger werden. Neue Anbieter drängen auf den Markt und setzen die traditionelle Energiewirtschaft unter Druck. Energieversorger, die sich dem Wandel nicht stellen, drohen den Anschluss zu verpassen. Noch werden Verbundunternehmen und Stadtwerke von weitreichenden regulatorischen Vorgaben geschützt. Beispiele aus anderen Branchen zeigen aber, dass die Digitalisierung im Stande ist, regulatorische Mechanismen außer Kraft zu setzen. Zugleich verhindert die enge Regulierung und ein falsch verstandener Datenschutzbegriff in Deutschland die Entwicklung neuer Geschäftsmodelle, die energie- und volkswirtschaftlich sinnvoll wären.

  4. Comparison of the Unique Mobility and DOE-developed ac electric drive systems

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    Cole, G.H.

    1993-01-01

    A comparison was made between the most recent DOE-developed AC electric vehicle drive systems and that which is independently under development by Unique Mobility of Golden, Colorado. The DOE-developed AC systems compared in this study are the Single-Shaft Electric Propulsion System (ETX-II) developed by Ford Motor Company and the General Electric Company under contract number DE-AC07-85NV10418, the Dual-Shaft Electric Propulsion (DSEP) System developed by Eaton Corporation under contract number DOE-AC08-84NV-10366, and the anticipated results of the Modular Electric Vehicle (MEV) system currently being developed by Ford and General Electric under contract number DE-AC07-90ID13019. The Unique Mobility brushless DC electric vehicle drive system represents their latest electric drive technology and is being developed in cooperation with BMW Technik Gmbh of Germany. Comparisons of specific volume, specific weight, efficiency and expected vehicle performance are made of the different systems based upon measured system performance data where available. One conclusion presented is that the Unique Mobility drive system under development with BMW appears to provide comparable performance to the AC systems studied.

  5. Newtons Universum. Materialien zur Geschichte des Kraftbegriffes.

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    Mit einem Vorwort von E. Seibold und einer Einführung von W. Neuser. This book is a selection of 15 articles published in the journal "Spektrum der Wissenschaft". The original English versions of the papers were first published in "Scientific American". Contents: 1. Impetustheorie und Intuition in der Physik (M. McCloskey). 2. Mittelalterliche Ursprünge der industriellen Revolution (T. S. Reynolds). 3. Leonardo da Vincis Beiträge zur theoretischen Mechanik (V. Foley, W. Soedel). 4. Nikolaus Kopernikus und Tycho Brahe (O. Gingerich). 5. Keplers Entdeckung der ersten beiden Planetengesetze (C. Wilson). 6. Galileis Entdeckung des Fallgesetzes (S. Drake). 7. Galileis Beobachtung des Neptun (S. Drake, C. T. Kowal). 8. Galileo Galilei und der Schatten des Giordano Bruno (L. S. Lerner, E. A. Gosselin). 9. Der Fall Galilei (O. Gingerich). 10. Newtons Apfel und Galileis "Dialog" (S. Drake). 11. Newtons Gravitationsgesetz - aus Formeln wird eine Idee (I. B. Cohen). 12. Christopher Wren: Astronom und Architekt (H. Dorn, R. Mark). 13. Atomismus und Kräfte in der Geschichte (L. Holliday). 14. Ein Elitezirkel vor 200 Jahren: Die Lunar Society von Birmingham (L. Ritchie-Calder). 15. Sadi Carnot: Technik und Theorie der Dampfmaschine (S. S. Wilson).

  6. 'Know before you go': information-seeking behaviour of German patients receiving health services abroad in light of the provisions of Directive 2011/24/EU.

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    Panteli, Dimitra; Wagner, Caroline; Verheyen, Frank; Busse, Reinhard

    2015-07-01

    While Directive 2011/24/EU on cross-border patient mobility makes specific provisions in relation to information availability and accessibility, little empirical evidence exists to guide best practice. This paper explores the information-seeking behaviour of German patients who received planned care abroad. A postal survey among German patients treated in other European countries was carried out by Techniker Krankenkasse, a major German sickness fund. The influence of certain predictors on whether patients informed themselves before travelling for care was investigated using multiple logistic regression. Types and sources of information were analysed using descriptive statistics. Information activity was contingent on patients' level of education, type of service, regularity of treatment abroad and awareness of entitlement to cross-border services. Respondents most frequently enquired about elements of reimbursement, entitlement to services and cost-saving, and consulted their sickness fund for information. Differences in both content and medium of choice were observed between patient groups. A structured and inclusive approach to information provision should be adopted. National Contact Points should collaborate with a range of stakeholders, who will vary depending on the health care system; however, patient organizations, health professionals and third-party payers should always be represented. Dynamically monitoring cross-border movements can help determine the range, medium and language of relevant information. © The Author(s) 2015.

  7. [Erwin H. Ackerknecht and the Berg/Rath Affair in 1964. On the coping of German medical historians with their history].

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    Morgeli, C; Jobmann, A

    1997-01-01

    In 1964, the Zurich medical historian Erwin H. Ackerknect announced his decision to resign from the German Society of Medical History, Natural Science and Technology (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Geschichte der Medizin, Naturwissenschaft und Technik - DGGMNT) in a letter to 150 colleagues and prominent personalities in scientific, academic and political circles. Ackerknecht explained that he was resigning from the Society because the medical faculty of the University of Gottingen, supported by its professor of medical history, Gernot Rath - also chairman of the DGGMNT - had awarded the Venia legendi medical history chair to the x-ray specialist and medical historian Alexander Berg. Berg was ideologically compromised by his co-authorship of a book that embraced the ideals of National Socialism and in which he was mentioned as a Obersturmfuhrer of SS. Apart from describing the events surrounding Berg's promotion to the teaching position, this article presents Ackerknecht's perspective on the situation, the continuing influence of further Nazi era's leading historians of medicine the war - enabling Berg to assume his position - as well as the DGGMNT's controversial reactions to Ackerknecht's resignation and the consequences that the affair was to have for the Society.

  8. Long-term sick leave and the impact of a graded return-to-work program: evidence from Germany.

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    Schneider, Udo; Linder, Roland; Verheyen, Frank

    2016-06-01

    The implementation of a graded return-to-work (RTW) program to reintegrate the long-term sick started in Germany in 1971 and has been manifested in the Social Code Book V since 1989. Based on a return plan by the physician and the insured, participants increase their working hours slowly over a specified period of time. As participants are still classified as incapable of working they still receive sick leave benefits. Using claims data from the Techniker Krankenkasse, the largest German sickness fund, the study aims at identifying participants and analyzing the full return-to-work and the impact of the RTW program. Thereby, we account for socio-economic factors, insurance-based characteristics, and medical and health-related information. We consider a possible selection bias by using individual weights to analyze determinants of length of the sickness absence by applying models for survival analysis (Cox proportional hazard model). As a main result - depending on the central assumption of unconfoundedness - sickness absence is positively related to participation in the RTW program for those with sickness absence longer than 120 days. For mental disorders, our results indicate an even stronger effect. The study results emphasize the need further promotion of this instrument among those insured, physicians and employers, as occupational health management is one key for a successful return-to-work.

  9. Benefits and challenges in practice-oriented psychotherapy research in Germany: the TK and the QS-PSY-BAY projects of quality assurance in outpatient psychotherapy.

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    Strauss, Bernhard Michael; Lutz, Wolfgang; Steffanowski, Andres; Wittmann, Werner W; Boehnke, Jan R; Rubel, Julian; Scheidt, Carl E; Caspar, Franz; Vogel, Heiner; Altmann, Uwe; Steyer, Rolf; Zimmermann, Anna; Bruckmayer, Ellen; von Heymann, Friedrich; Kramer, Dietmar; Kirchmann, Helmut

    2015-01-01

    Two patient-focused long-term research projects performed in the German outpatient psychotherapy system are focused on in this article. The TK (Techniker Krankenkasse) project is the first study to evaluate a quality assurance and feedback system with regard to its practical feasibility in German routine care. The other study ("Quality Assurance in Outpatient Psychotherapy in Bavaria"; QS-PSY-BAY) was designed to test a new approach for quality assurance in outpatient psychotherapy using electronic documentation of patient characteristics and outcome parameters. In addition this project provides the opportunity to analyze data on health-related costs for the patients undergoing outpatient psychotherapy. Both projects and their results indicating high effect sizes are briefly described. From the perspectives of the research teams, advisory boards and other stakeholders, the experiences with these projects are discussed focusing on obstacles, challenges, difficulties, and benefits in developing and implementing the studies. The triangle collaboration of therapists, researchers, and health insurance companies/health service institutions turned out to be fruitful in both studies. Despite some controversies between the partners the experiences indicate the importance of practiced-research collaborations to provide relevant information about the delivery of outpatient psychotherapy in the health system.

  10. KSC-2014-2067

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    2014-04-13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Astronaut Resource Managing System team members Sam Neblett of KSC Technik Inc., left, and Roberto Ricci participate in the International Space Apps Challenge in the Center for Space Education at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Kennedy Space Center hosted one of the over 90 locations around the world where participants congregated for the attempt to design innovative solutions for global challenges over a 48-hour period. This year's development marathon focused on five NASA mission areas: Asteroids, Earth Watch, Human Spaceflight, Robotics, and Technology in Space. Three of this year’s challenges were developed by KSC employees: Space Wearables: Fashion Designer to Astronauts, Growing Food for a Martian Table, and Asteroid Prospector. The winners selected in 2014 at Kennedy were Astronaut Resource Managing System, or ARMS, for Best Use of Data and SpaceWear for Best Use of Hardware. ARMS also took the People's Choice Award. For more information, visit https://2014.spaceappschallenge.org. Photo credit: NASA/Daniel Casper

  11. One-step endosonography-guided drainage of a pancreatic pseudocyst: a new technique of stent delivery through the echo endoscope.

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    Vilmann, P; Hancke, S; Pless, T; Schell-Hincke, J D; Henriksen, F W

    1998-10-01

    We report here the first case of a one-step endosonography(EUS)-guided pseudocyst drainage. A prototype large channel curved array echo endoscope (Pentax FG-38 UX) and a prototype delivery system for placement of an endoprosthesis was used for the procedure. The delivery system (GIP MedicinTechnik GmbH/Medi-Globe Corporation) consists of a handle part with a piston, a metal ring sheath, a plastic catheter with a diathermy needle and a double pigtail endoprosthesis (8.5 Fr). When mounted on the endoscope the endoprosthesis can be advanced out of the distal end of the endoscope. The introduction of the stent as well as the stent release can be monitored entirely by ultrasound. The procedure was tested in a 76-year-old woman with a pseudocyst measuring 60 mm in diameter located in the tail of the pancreas. The procedure was well tolerated by the patient, and there were no procedural complications. The advantage of a large channel echo endoscope and our new prototype delivery system is that the endoprosthesis can be inserted in to a pancreatic cyst guided exclusively by EUS without exchange of endoscopes, catheters or guide wires. Further studies are warranted.

  12. [Quality Assurance using routine data: Overdiagnosis by radiological imaging for back pain].

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    Linder, R; Horenkamp-Sonntag, D; Engel, S; Schneider, U; Verheyen, F

    2016-05-01

    Background and Problem: Acute nonspecific back pain disorders are typically self-limiting. According to the national guideline low back pain, only in case of clinical suspicion of a serious course radiological imaging should take place immediately. Otherwise, the guideline recommends waiting at least six weeks. Using Statutory Health Insurance (SHI) routine data of the Techniker Krankenkasse we analyzed how many of the insured persons suffering from acute back pain for the first time with no indication of a serious outcome received a non-indicated diagnostic imaging. In about 10 % diagnostic imaging is conducted after initial diagnosis. If an imaging is carried out, roughly one third of these cases takes place ahead of time or is completely unnecessary. Methodically this is a very conservative estimation, thus it seems likely that the extent of overdiagnosis in actual medical care situation is even larger. Every third patient who received radiological diagnostics due to first acute nonspecific back pain underwent the procedure more quickly than recommended (less than six weeks). Overdiagnosis is not only economically problematic but also with respect to patient orientation and patient safety. It may cause substantial damage to patients - either by the use of diagnostics itself or by means of therapies initiated after diagnostics. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  13. [EEG-adjusted target-controlled infusion : Propofol target concentration with different doses of remifentanil].

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    Büttner, N; Schultz, B; Grouven, U; Schultz, A

    2010-02-01

    The aim of this study was to examine to what extent the use of electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring leads to an adaptation of the target-controlled infusion (TCI) concentration of propofol during propofol anaesthesia with different doses of remifentanil. With ethics committee approval 60 patients (27-69 years old) with American Society of Anesthesiologists classification (ASA) I-III received anaesthestics with propofol (TCI, Diprifusor, AstraZeneca, Wedel, Deutschland) and 0.2, 0.4, or 0.6 microg/kg body weight remifentanil, respectively (groups 1-3). Anaesthesia was maintained at a level of deep hypnosis (EEG stages D(2)/E(0), EEG monitor: Narcotrend, version 2.0/5.0, manufacturer: MT MonitorTechnik, Bad Bramstedt, Germany). During the steady state the propofol concentration in groups 1-3 was 3.02+/-0.86, 1.93+/-0.53 and 1.60+/-0.55 microg/ml, respectively (p<0.001). Women had a higher propofol consumption than men (p<0.05). Dreams during anaesthesia were more often reported by women than by men (p<0.05). The need for postoperative analgesia decreased with an increasing intraoperative remifentanil dose (p<0.05). The study demonstrates that remifentanil has both analgetic and hypnotic effects. With increasing remifentanil dose the propofol requirement decreased and in this context EEG monitoring is useful to adapt the target concentrations of propofol to the patients' age and gender.

  14. Blood glucose testing and primary prevention of diabetes mellitus type 2--evaluation of the effect of evidence based patient information.

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    Genz, Jutta; Haastert, Burkhard; Meyer, Gabriele; Steckelberg, Anke; Müller, Hardy; Verheyen, Frank; Cole, Dennis; Rathmann, Wolfgang; Nowotny, Bettina; Roden, Michael; Giani, Guido; Mielck, Andreas; Ohmann, Christian; Icks, Andrea

    2010-01-14

    Evidence-based patient information (EBPI) has been recognised as important tool for informed choice in particular in the matter of preventive options. An objective, on the best scientific evidence-based consumer information about subthreshold elevated blood glucose levels (impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance) and primary prevention of diabetes, is not available yet. Thus we developed a web-based EBPI and aim to evaluate its effects on informed decision making in people 50 years or older. We conduct a web-based randomised-controlled trial to evaluate the effect of information about elevated blood glucose levels and diabetes primary prevention on five specific outcomes: (i) knowledge of elevated blood glucose level-related issues (primary outcome); (ii) attitudes to a metabolic testing; (iii) intention to undergo a metabolic testing; (iv) decision conflict; (v) satisfaction with the information. The intervention group receives a specially developed EBPI about subthreshold elevated blood glucose levels and diabetes primary prevention, the control group information about this topic, available in the internet.The study population consists of people between 50 and 69 years of age without known diabetes. Participants will be recruited via the internet page of the cooperating health insurance company, Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), and the internet page of the German Diabetes Centre. Outcomes will be measured through online questionnaires. We expect better informed participants in the intervention group. The design of this study may be a prototype for other web-based prevention information and their evaluation. Current Controlled Trial: ISRCTN22060616.

  15. The new ParaDIgm: IgM from bench to clinic: November 15-16, 2011, Frankfurt, Germany.

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    Hanala, Sherif

    2012-01-01

    The inaugural IgM event entitled "The new ParaDIgm: IgM from bench to clinic" brought together the increasingly active and growing IgM antibody community to discuss recent advances and challenges facing the discovery and development of IgM antibody therapies and technologies. Researchers, clinicians and biomanufacturing experts delivered 21 talks on the basic science and isolation of IgM, upstream and downstream development, and formulation and clinical development of the molecules. Participants networked around topics aimed at exploring the full potential of IgM antibodies. The meeting was held at DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e. V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), a non-profit scientific and technical society based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The meeting was sponsored by Patrys, Laureate Biopharma, Bio-Rad Laboratories, BIA Separations, Percivia and the Bio Affinity Company (BAC). The second New ParaDIgm: IgM from bench to clinic meeting, will be held on April 23-24, 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany.

  16. Disinfection of aircraft : Appropriate disinfectants and standard operating procedures for highly infectious diseases.

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    Klaus, Joachim; Gnirs, Peter; Hölterhoff, Sabine; Wirtz, Angela; Jeglitza, Matthias; Gaber, Walter; Gottschalk, Rene

    2016-12-01

    For infectious diseases caused by highly pathogenic agents (e. g., Ebola/Lassa fever virus, SARS-/MERS-CoV, pandemic influenza virus) which have the potential to spread over several continents within only a few days, international Health Protection Authorities have taken appropriate measures to limit the consequences of a possible spread. A crucial point in this context is the disinfection of an aircraft that had a passenger on board who is suspected of being infected with one of the mentioned diseases. Although, basic advice on hygiene and sanitation on board an aircraft is given by the World Health Organization, these guidelines lack details on available and effective substances as well as standardized operating procedures (SOP). The purpose of this paper is to give guidance on the choice of substances that were tested by a laboratory of Lufthansa Technik and found compatible with aircraft components, as well as to describe procedures which ensure a safe and efficient disinfection of civil aircrafts. This guidance and the additional SOPs are made public and are available as mentioned in this paper.

  17. Comparison of Infiltrability Measurements in the Thornbush Savanna, Namibia

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    Classen, Nikolaus; Gröngröft, Alexander; Eschenbach, Annette

    2010-05-01

    Large proportions of Namibian Savannas are affected by strong bush encroachment leading to a reduction in grazing capacity. Especially woody plant encroachment is expected to have an impact on hydrology by increasing plant transpiration, bare soil evaporation and reducing soil water availability (HUXMAN et al. 2005). Although the processes are not fully understood, the role of soil water balance is highlighted by many studies. Especially the small-scale interactions of vegetation and soil are of high relevance. To characterize the water balance of different sites in the Namibian thornbush savanna long-term studies were conducted. In addition we applied three methods to quantify the infiltration rate (IR) at four central Namibian thornbush savanna sites differing in soil texture and vegetation type: a single ring (own construction, 14 cm inner diameter), a disc-infiltrometer (Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment BV) and a hood infiltrometer (UGT Umwelt-Geräte-Technik GmbH). At each site, the measurements we conducted along short transect lines (15 m) in positions with differing plant influence (canopy of Acacia trees and shrubs, grass and dwarf-shrub tussocks, bare soil, termitaria). All three methods resulted in different mean IR as well as spatial distribution patterns. Using statistical analysis by ANOVA, dominant controlling variables were elaborated. The poster will demonstrate which of the methods is defensible with respect to the research question. References : HUXMAN, T. E., B. P. WILCOX, et al. (2005): Ecohydrological implications of woody plant encroachment. Ecology 86(2): 308-319. Acknowledgment: The work was founded by BMBF within the Project Biota South (support code 01LC 0624 A2).

  18. Eine selbstkonsistente Carleman Linearisierung zur Analyse von Oszillatoren

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    Weber, Harry; Mathis, Wolfgang

    2017-09-01

    Die Analyse nichtlinearer dynamischer Schaltungen ist bis heute eine herausfordernde Aufgabe, da nur selten analytische Lösungen angegeben werden können. Daher wurden eine Vielzahl von Methoden entwickelt, um eine qualitative oder quantitative Näherung für die Lösungen der Netzwerkgleichung zu erhalten. Oftmals wird beispielsweise eine Kleinsignalanalyse mit Hilfe einer Taylorreihe in einem Arbeitspunkt durchgeführt, die nach den Gliedern erster Ordnung abgebrochen wird. Allerdings ist diese Linearisierung nur in der Nähe des stabilen Arbeitspunktes für hyperbolische Systeme gültig. Besonders für die Analyse des dynamischen Verhaltens von Oszillatoren treten jedoch nicht-hyperbolische Systeme auf, sodass diese Methode nicht angewendet werden kann Mathis(2000). Carleman hat gezeigt, dass nichtlineare Differentialgleichungen mit polynomiellen Nichtlinearitäten in ein unendliches System von linearen Differentialgleichungen transformiert werden können Carleman(1932). Wird das unendlichdimensionale Gleichungssystem für numerische Zwecke abgebrochen, kann bei Oszillatoren der Übergang in eine stationäre Schwingung (Grenzzyklus) nicht wiedergegeben werden.

    In diesem Beitrag wird eine selbstkonsistente Carleman Linearisierung zur Untersuchung von Oszillatoren vorgestellt, die auch dann anwendbar ist, wenn die Nichtlinearitäten keinen Polynomen entsprechen. Anstelle einer linearen Näherung um einen Arbeitspunkt, erfolgt mit Hilfe der Carleman Linearisierung eine Approximation auf einem vorgegebenen Gebiet. Da es jedoch mit der selbstkonsistenten Technik nicht möglich ist, das stationäre Verhalten von Oszillatoren zu beschreiben, wird die Berechnung einer Poincaré-Abbildung durchgeführt. Mit dieser ist eine anschließende Analyse des Oszillators möglich.

  19. Venous stasis orbitopathy: a clinical and echographic study.

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    Atta, H R; Dick, A D; Hamed, L M; Byrne, S F; Gendron, E K; Hughes, R L; Glaser, J S

    1996-01-01

    AIMS: A variety of acute and chronic orbitopathies may be distinguished by standardised echography. Venous stasis orbitopathy (VSO) often presents with orbital signs when secondary to cavernous sinus and middle cranial fossa disorders. In this study, the aim was to assess whether differentiation between vascular and nonvascular causes of VSO could be made on the basis of clinical and echographic features at the time of presentation. METHODS: This study comprised 37 patients with echographic features of VSO (17 patients with arteriovenous fistulae, confirmed by computed tomography imaging or angiography, and 20 patients with non-vascular diseases). Excluded were patients with orbital mass lesions detected by echography and muscle enlargement due to other causes (for example, orbital myositis). Patients with a suspected mass involving the orbital apex and echographic features of VSO were included. After full neuro-ophthalmic and ocular examination, both orbits were examined to document maximal thickness and reflectivity of four recti muscles and compared with the normal contralateral orbit with standardised A-scan (Kretz-technik 7200MA or Ophthascan) and contact B-scan (Ultrascan or Ophthascan S). RESULTS: Cumulative ocular recti muscle thickness was significantly greater in patients with arteriovenous fistulae compared with the non-fistula group (23.3 (SD 3.7) and 17.8 (2) mm, p = 0.001). Clinically, the presence of a bruit and a uniocular rise in intraocular pressure were significantly greater in the fistula group of patients. CONCLUSIONS: Standardised echography is a safe and non-invasive method of diagnosing VSO in patients presenting with signs of proptosis, ophthalmoplegia, and inflammation of the conjunctiva. Furthermore, using these standard techniques the two major causes of VSO (arteriovenous fistulae and compressive mass lesions) could be differentiated. Images PMID:8814742

  20. [Disease management programs in Germany: Validity of the medical documentation].

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    Linder, R; Horenkamp-Sonntag, D; Engel, S; Köppel, D; Heilmann, T; Verheyen, F

    2014-01-01

    The specific documentation for disease management programs (DMP) in Germany with respect to § 137 Social Code Book V is the basis for evaluating the DMP. DMP run up costs of the order of a billion euro without assessing evidence-based benefit so far. Aim of this study was to question if and to which extent this documentation may be suitable for reliable quality assurance in its present form. Data of nearly 300000 insured persons of a German Statutory Health Insurance (Techniker Krankenkasse, TK) which were continuously registered from July 1st 2009 until December 31st 2010 in a DMP were analyzed. We analyzed how items which were components of claims data and of DMP documentation were matched. With regard to prescriptions there were some considerable differences. Prescription of glibenclamid was documented twice as frequently in the DMP documentation compared to prescriptions filled in pharmacies. Only a fraction of emergency hospitalizations documented in the claims data were found in the DMP documentation. Investigations of the fundus oculi for diabetics are mentioned three times more frequently in the DMP documentation than they are accounted by ophthalmologists. There are considerable differences between claims data and DMP specific documentation. The latter shows a plainly reduced validity for investigated fields in the documentation forms. Reasons for this are manifold. Former evaluations of DM Ps carried out just on the basis of DMP documentation are thus highly questionable. Therefore, the DMPs themselves and their documentation have to be reformed. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  1. [The future issues of health services research: what do experts say?].

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    Grenz-Farenholtz, B; Schmidt, A; Verheyen, F; Pfaff, H

    2012-10-01

    The expectations of health services research are growing with its recognition and acceptance as an independent field within health research. What are the issues that health services research should deal with in future to perform the tasks it will be confronted with? Different health-care players like physicians, scientists, sponsors, and third-party payers were invited to give answers to these questions which was the aim of the workshop held in Cologne on the 8th November 2010. The IMVR (Institute for Medical Sociology, Health Services Research, and Rehabilitation Science, University of Cologne) and WINEG (Scientific Institute of TechnikerKrankenkasse for the Benefit and Efficiency in Health Care) jointly hosted the 'Expert Workshop - Future Issues of Health Services Research' in order to get closer to meeting this goal. Experts met in 4 focus groups to identify the future issues of health services research in the one-day workshop in Cologne in November 2010. The participants discussed their proposed issues in a moderated session and decided on the key future issues of health services research in a double voting procedure. 36 experts accepted the invitation. Of these 6 were experts of the medical profession, 4 of the group of sponsors, 13 scientific experts and 13 experts of the groups of third-party payers. According to their rating, "intersectoral networking", "patients' preferences", and "the evaluation of innovations, processes, and methods" are the 3 key future issues of health services research. The experts developed the key future issues for health services research according to their opinion. They answered the question on the issues, health services research should be occupied with in future, i.e. a broad range of topics. To a certain extent, they returned to former issues and problems for which satisfactory solutions have not yet been found. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  2. Compact propane fuel processor for auxiliary power unit application

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    Dokupil, M.; Spitta, C.; Mathiak, J.; Beckhaus, P.; Heinzel, A.

    With focus on mobile applications a fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is currently being developed at the Centre for Fuel Cell Technology (Zentrum für BrennstoffzellenTechnik, ZBT gGmbH). The system is consisting of an integrated compact and lightweight fuel processor and a low temperature PEM fuel cell for an electric power output of 300 W. This article is presenting the current status of development of the fuel processor which is designed for a nominal hydrogen output of 1 k Wth,H2 within a load range from 50 to 120%. A modular setup was chosen defining a reformer/burner module and a CO-purification module. Based on the performance specifications, thermodynamic simulations, benchmarking and selection of catalysts the modules have been developed and characterised simultaneously and then assembled to the complete fuel processor. Automated operation results in a cold startup time of about 25 min for nominal load and carbon monoxide output concentrations below 50 ppm for steady state and dynamic operation. Also fast transient response of the fuel processor at load changes with low fluctuations of the reformate gas composition have been achieved. Beside the development of the main reactors the transfer of the fuel processor to an autonomous system is of major concern. Hence, concepts for packaging have been developed resulting in a volume of 7 l and a weight of 3 kg. Further a selection of peripheral components has been tested and evaluated regarding to the substitution of the laboratory equipment.

  3. [Do nursing homes with higher quality ratings provide a better quality of care? : Empirical study based on administrative data].

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    Przylog, Adam; Stroka, Magdalena A; Engel, Susanne; Linder, Roland

    2016-06-01

    In 2009 a new system for the objective evaluation of nursing homes was introduced in Germany. The so-called nursing transparency agreement (Pflege-Transparenzvereinbarungen) was introduced to provide a reliable tool for an objective comparison of inpatient (PTVS) and outpatient (PTVA) care; however, the new regulations have been the subject of a broad discussion regarding reliability, efficiency and objectivity. To overcome the lack of objective health outcomes, this study used administrative data from Germany's largest health insurance fund, the Techniker Krankenkasse, in order to analyze the association between the quality ratings and objective quality measures on an individual level. This is the first study that provides empirical evidence on this topic using administrative data. The administrative dataset contained information on several individual characteristics as well as data on injuries, poisoning and other extrinsic effects on care-dependent individuals over the age of 64 years who were living in a nursing home in 2009. Based on these data an objective measure was constructed to test whether higher quality ratings of nursing homes led to a better quality of care of the respective patients using non-linear regression models. The results of the estimated models showed no significant evidence of such a relationship, neither considering the probability nor the number of injuries, poisoning and other extrinsic effects. Significant effects were only observed for gender and specific diseases. The results of this study support the argument that the current rating procedure for nursing homes has to be refined. Using quality indicators in combination with the administrative data could possibly contribute to such an enhancement.

  4. Anesthesiology residents' perspective about good teaching--a qualitative needs assessment.

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    Ortwein, Heiderose; Blaum, Wolf E; Spies, Claudia D

    2014-01-01

    Hintergrund: In Deutschland wird es, wie in vielen Ländern, in absehbarer Zukunft einen Mangel an qualifizierten Ärzten geben. Einer der Gründe für Unzufriedenheit unter den Weiterbildungsassistenten sind die relativ unstrukturierten Weiterbildungsprogramme trotz der zunehmenden Wichtigkeit von Ergebnis-orientierter Weiterbildung. Ziel dieser Studie ist es, Charakteristika von und Anforderungen an gute Lehre während der anästhesiologischen Facharztweiterbildung aus Sicht der Weiterzubildenden zu identifizieren. Methoden: Es wurde eine Konsensus-Konferenz mit Weiterzubildenden von allen 39 anästhesiologischen Universitätskliniken Deutschlands durchgeführt. Die Teilnehmer wurden Gruppen zu einem von drei Themen zugeordnet, die anhand der nationalen Evaluation der Weiterbildung 2009 identifiziert wurden. Diese Themen waren (A) Charakteristika hilfreicher/guter Weiterbildner, (B) Charakteristika hilfreicher/guter Bedingungen und (C) Charakteristika hilfreicher/guter Curriculumsstruktur. Jede Gruppe folgte dem Nominal-Group-Technik-Konsensprozess, um Charakteristika guter Weiterbildung zu definieren und zu priorisieren. Ergebnisse: 31 (79,5%) Assistentensprecher waren anwesend. Die Ergebnisse betonen die Bedeutung strukturierter Curricula inklusive transparenter Ziele und Inhalte, formativer Zwischenprüfungen und Qualitätssicherungsmaßnahmen der Programme. Weiterbildungsassistenten wünschen sich zudem ausgebildete Weiterbildende mit formaler Lehrqualifikation und geschützte Zeit zum Lehren.Schlussfolgerung: Gute Facharztweiterbildung setzt eine sorgfältige Berücksichtigung der Bedürfnisse aller Beteiligten voraus. Die Ergebnisse bestätigen und erweitern bisherige Publikationen und können zum Teil einfach umgesetzt werden. Die Ergebnisse sind ein wichtiger Schritt hin zu einem breiteren Konsens innerhalb einer Fachdisziplin.

  5. Tycho Brahe - Instrumentenbauer und Meister der Beobachtungstechnik

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    Wolfschmidt, Gudrun

    Vor der Erfindung des Fernrohrs war der dänische Astronom Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601) der bedeutendste beobachtende Astronom. Von seinem Observatorium Uraniborg auf der - damals dänischen - Insel Hven ist heute noch der Grundriß erkennbar, von Stjerneborg sind die Fundamente erhalten, die Kuppeln in den 1950er Jahren ergänzt. In der Astronomie-Ausstellung im Deutschen Museum gibt es ein Modell der Sternwarte Uraniborg und der zugehörigen Instrumente (Maßstab 1:10); das größere Modell wurde dem Technischen Museum in Malmö geschenkt. Die Instrumente, die er in den Observatorien Uraniborg und Stjerneborg benutzte, sind nicht erhalten. Aber es gibt gute Beschreibungen der Instrumente (Halbkreis, Quadranten, Sextanten, Armillarsphären, Triquetrum, Himmelsglobus) in seinem Buch Astronomiae instauratae mechanica (Wandsbek 1598). Eine Nachbildung des großen hölzernen Quadranten kann man im Runden Turm in Kopenhagen sehen. Zwei Sextanten, hergestellt für Tycho um 1600 von Jost Bürgi und Erasmus Habermel, gibt es noch im Nationalmuseum für Technik in Prag. Ähnlichkeiten von Tychos Instrumenten mit Groß-Instrumenten aus dem islamischen Kulturkreis sind auffällig. Tycho Brahes Meßgeräte markieren einen großen Fortschritt in der Entwicklung astronomischer Instrumente und Meßtechniken und bilden die Grundlage für den weiteren Fortschritt der Positionsastronomie und der damit verbundenen Tabellenwerke. Die Nachwirkungen sind bis ins 17. und 18. Jahrhundert nachweisbar.

  6. Blood glucose testing and primary prevention of Type 2 diabetes-evaluation of the effect of evidence-based patient information: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Genz, J; Haastert, B; Müller, H; Verheyen, F; Cole, D; Rathmann, W; Nowotny, B; Roden, M; Giani, G; Mielck, A; Ohmann, C; Icks, A

    2012-08-01

    To compare the effect of our newly developed online evidence-based patient information vs. standard patient information about sub-threshold elevated blood glucose levels and primary prevention of diabetes on informed patient decision making. We invited visitors to the cooperating health insurance company, Techniker Krankenkasse, and the German Diabetes Center websites to take part in a web-based randomized controlled trial. The population after randomization comprised 1120 individuals aged between 40 and 70 years without known diabetes, of whom 558 individuals were randomly assigned to the intervention group receiving evidence-based patient information, and 562 individuals were randomly assigned to the control group receiving standard information from the Internet. The primary endpoint was acquired knowledge of elevated blood glucose level issues and the secondary outcomes were attitude to metabolic testing, intention to undergo metabolic testing, decisional conflict and satisfaction with the information. Overall, knowledge of elevated glucose level issues and the intention to undergo metabolic testing were high in both groups. Participants who had received evidence-based patient information, however, had significantly higher knowledge scores. The secondary outcomes in the evidence-based patient information subgroup that completed the 2-week follow-up period yielded significantly lower intention to undergo metabolic testing, significantly more critical attitude towards metabolic testing and significantly higher decisional conflict than the control subgroup (n=466). Satisfaction with the information was not significantly different between both groups. Evidence-based patient information significantly increased knowledge about elevated glucose levels, but also increased decisional conflict and critical attitude to screening and treatment options. The intention to undergo metabolic screening decreased. Future studies are warranted to assess uptake of metabolic testing

  7. Electron mobility characterization in OLEDs from ac small signal optical modulation

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    Mu, Haichuan; Reddy, Indrani; Hunt, John; Severs, Phillip; Patil, Shirish

    2010-05-01

    This paper investigates the field dependence of electron mobility in tris(8-hydroxyquinolinato)aluminium (Alq3) and bathocuproine (BCP) through ac small signal optical modulation on green light (ITO/PEDOT/NPD/Alq3/Ba/Ag) and blue light (ITO/PEDOT/NPD/BCP/Alq3/Ba/Ag) OLED. The electroluminescence (EL) transient time delay for the blue light OLED is much longer than for the green one. The electron mobility in BCP was extracted based on a Poole-Frenkel-like equation and EL transient time delay measurement, which is in the range (7-9) × 10-8 cm2 V-1 s-1 at an external electric field of 1530-1830 (V cm-1)1/2, comparable to the results from other published reports (Muckl et al 2000 Synth. Met. 111-112 91; Barth et al 2001 J. Appl. Phys. 89 3711; Nakamura H et al 1996 Int. Symp. on Inorganic and Organic Electroluminescence ed R H Mauch and H-E Gumlich (Berlin: Wissenschaft und Technik) p 95; Xie et al 2002 Appl. Phys. Lett. 80 1477). The difference in EL transient time delay and electron mobility for green and blue light OLEDs was demonstrated by the results of direct modulation. The electron transit time shows similar field dependence in both Alq3 layers in green and blue OLEDs. Unlike Alq3, the field dependence of electron mobility in BCP did not fit the conventional organic semiconductor characteristics μ∞exp(βE1/2), and the excitons formation at the NPD/BCP interface for the blue OLEDs was demonstrated through the EL spectrum.

  8. Status of the nanometer comparator at PTB

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    Fluegge, Jens; Koening, Rainer G.

    2001-10-01

    Due to increasing demands on the photolithography of integrated circuits and the progress of interferometric linear encoders, length measurement systems with a reproducibility under 3 nm are used in industry today, whereas the connection to the unit of length exhibits an uncertainty of about 25 nm. To resolve this problem a new one dimensional length comparator, the nanometer comparator, was developed in a cooperation between the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the Dr. Johannes Heidenhain GmbH and Werth Me#technik GmbH. The nanometer comparator will be able to perform one dimensional calibrations of photo masks, line-graduation scales, incremental linear encoders and laser interferometers in one axis up to a maximum length of 610 mm. To ensure the highest level of measurement performance, the interferometer is completely located in vacuum using metal bellows, whilst the calibration objects can be mounted under atmospheric conditions. The interferometer set-up compensates the dilatation and the bending of the granite base and minimizes the measurement circle of the comparator. This will minimize the influence of thermal and mechanical distortions. The interferometer design can be used with a heterodyne or a homodyne signal detection electronics. Due to their high power dissipation, the laser is arranged far apart from the comparator and light is fed to the interferometers by means of glass fibers. The light source is a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser frequency stabilized by an iodine absorption line. Different measuring systems for the structure localization can be attached to an universal sensor carrier on a solid bridge above the measuring carriage. Incremental reading heads and two photoelectric microscopes are now available for this purpose.

  9. Informed consumer or unlucky visitor? A profile of German patients who received dental services abroad.

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    Panteli, Dimitra; Augustin, Uta; Röttger, Julia; Struckmann, Verena; Verheyen, Frank; Wagner, Caroline; Busse, Reinhard

    2015-10-01

    A common characteristic of sending countries in cross-border dental care is that of high costs and/or high copayments for dental services. This study aims to provide an insight into the characteristics of German patients receiving planned and emergency (unplanned) dental care abroad and their satisfaction with received services. The Europabefragung is a postal survey carried out by Techniker Krankenkasse for patients who are treated in EU/EEA countries. This study uses data from the Europabefragung 2012. The survey was sent to 45 189 individuals; descriptive statistics for the subset of respondents who received emergency (unplanned) or planned dental treatment are presented. There were 18 339 responses to the questionnaire, out of which 17 543 were deemed valid; 1416 respondents had received emergency (unplanned) (78%) or planned (22%) dental care and were included in the analysis. There were clear differences between unplanned and planned treatments regarding country and type of treatment as well as satisfaction with different aspects of treatment and the need for follow-up care. Overall, satisfaction with treatment was high for both groups; individuals who had received planned treatment were more satisfied on all aspects of care and reported a need for follow-up care less frequently. While German patients who received both emergency (unplanned) and planned services abroad are mostly satisfied with their experience, some concerns arise with regard to continuity of care. Types of information provided to patients seeking care abroad and dissemination modalities should be carefully planned. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  10. [Challenges of an integrative and personalised health care for health economics and the insurance system].

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    Schoch, Goentje-Gesine; Würdemann, E

    2014-11-01

    "Stratifying medicine" is a topic of increasing importance in the public health system. There are several questions related to "stratifying medicine". This paper reconsiders definitions, opportunities and risks related to "stratifying medicine" as well as the main challenges of "stratifying medicine" from the perspective of a public health insurance. The application of the term and the definition are important points to discuss. Terms such as "stratified medicine", "personalised medicine" or "individualised medicine" are used. The Techniker Krankenkasse prefers "stratifying medicine", because it usually means a medicine that tailors therapy to specific groups of patients by biomarkers. OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS: "Stratifying medicine" is associated with various hopes, e. g., the avoidance of ineffective therapies and early detection of diseases. But "stratifying medicine" also carries risks, such as an increase in the number of cases by treatment of disease risks, a duty for health and the weakening of the criteria of evidence-based medicine. The complexity of "stratifying medicine" is a big challenge for all involved parties in the health system. A lot of interrelations are still not completely understood. So the statutory health insurance faces the challenge of making innovative therapy concepts accessible in a timely manner to all insured on the one hand but on the other hand also to protect the community from harmful therapies. Information and advice to patients related to "stratifying medicine" is of particular importance. The equitable distribution of fees for diagnosis and counselling presents a particular challenge. The solidarity principle of public health insurance may be challenged by social and ethical issues of "stratifying medicine". "Stratifying medicine" offers great potential to improve medical care. However, false hopes must be avoided. Providers and payers should measure chances and risks of "stratifying medicine" together for the welfare of the

  11. [Correlations of stress, coping and psychological well-being among preclinical medical students].

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    Pikó, Bettina

    2014-08-17

    Bevezetés: A stressz-szint már orvostanhallgatók körében is igen magas, ezért fontos lenne felkészítésük a megelőzésre. Célkitűzés: A szerzők célul tűzték ki orvostanhallgatók stressz-szintjének, pszichoszomatikus tüneteinek, copingstratégiáinak, valamint az élettel való elégedettségük mértékének vizsgálatát. Módszer: Preklinikai orvostanhallgatókat (N = 155) kérdeztek a Szegedi Tudományegyetemen. Az adatgyűjtésre csoportos formában, önkitöltés útján került sor, önkéntes és anonim módon. Eredmények: A felmérésben részt vevő orvostanhallgatók stresszterheltségi szintje és élettel való elégedettségének mértéke megfelelt a nemzetközi, illetve a hazai adatoknak. Nemek szerint nem volt eltérés az élettel való elégedettség mértékében, a stresszterheltség és a pszichoszomatikus index viszont lányok esetében magasabb volt. Az élettel való elégedettséget elsősorban az észlelt stressz-szint, valamint a copingmódok befolyásolták. Következtetések: Preklinikai orvostanhallgatók stresszterheltsége, pszichoszomatikus tünetképzése, az általuk alkalmazott copingstílusok, valamint az élettel való elégedettség között jelentős összefüggések vannak. Az orvosképzés során szükség van olyan készségek fejlesztésére is, mint a hatékony konfliktusmegoldási vagy stresszkezelési technikák. Orv. Hetil, 2014, 155(33), 1312–1318.

  12. Thermodynamic Processes Involving Liquefied Natural Gas at the LNG Receiving Terminals / Procesy termodynamiczne z wykorzystaniem skroplonego gazu ziemnego w terminalach odbiorczych LNG

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    Łaciak, Mariusz

    2013-06-01

    The increase in demand for natural gas in the world, cause that the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and in consequences its regasification becoming more common process related to its transportation. Liquefied gas is transported in the tanks at a temperature of about 111K at atmospheric pressure. The process required to convert LNG from a liquid to a gas phase for further pipeline transport, allows the use of exergy of LNG to various applications, including for electricity generation. Exergy analysis is a well known technique for analyzing irreversible losses in a separate process. It allows to specify the distribution, the source and size of the irreversible losses in energy systems, and thus provide guidelines for energy efficiency. Because both the LNG regasification and liquefaction of natural gas are energy intensive, exergy analysis process is essential for designing highly efficient cryogenic installations. Wzrost zapotrzebowania na gaz ziemny na świecie powoduje, że produkcja skroplonego gazu ziemnego (LNG), a w konsekwencji jego regazyfikacja, staje się coraz bardziej powszechnym procesem związanym z jego transportem. Skroplony gaz transportowany jest w zbiornikach w temperaturze około 111K pod ciśnieniem atmosferycznym. Przebieg procesu regazyfikacji niezbędny do zamiany LNG z fazy ciekłej w gazową dla dalszego transportu w sieci, umożliwia wykorzystanie egzergii LNG do różnych zastosowań, między innymi do produkcji energii elektrycznej. Analiza egzergii jest znaną techniką analizowania nieodwracalnych strat w wydzielonym procesie. Pozwala na określenie dystrybucji, źródła i wielkości nieodwracalnych strat w systemach energetycznych, a więc ustalić wytyczne dotyczące efektywnego zużycia energii. Ponieważ zarówno regazyfikacja LNG jak i skraplanie gazu ziemnego są energochłonne, proces analizy egzergii jest niezbędny do projektowania wysoce wydajnych instalacji kriogenicznych.

  13. Sellar reconstruction without intrasellar packing after endoscopic surgery of pituitary macroadenomas is better than its reputation.

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    Ismail, Mostafa; Fares, Abd Alla; Abdelhak, Balegh; D'Haens, Jean; Michel, Olaf

    2016-01-01

    Hypophysenadenom. Die Sellarekonstruktion ohne intraselläre Tamponade, die während eines chirurgischen Standardverfahrens endoskopisch über einen endonasalen transsphenoidalen Zugang durchgeführt wird, ist anderen Techniken mit Tamponade nicht unterlegen und bietet zudem Vorteile bei der radiologischen Diagnostik, was sie zu der von uns bevorzugten Technik macht, solange offensichtlich keine intraoperative Liquorfistel vorliegt.

  14. [Telemetric care of patients suffering from chronic heart failure with special reference to the Telemetric Care and Education Program "Telemedizin fürs Herz" ("Telemedicine for the Heart")].

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    Helms, Thomas M; Pelleter, Jörg T; Ronneberger, Dierk L

    2007-12-01

    Chronic heart failure (CHF) is one of the most common diagnoses in internal medicine. It frequently results in a considerable loss of patient quality of life and is affected by improvable deficits regarding managed care, diagnosis, and treatment. Integrated care conceptions with telemetric support for persons concerned have proven to ameliorate the mentioned deficits. Apart from the resulting medical benefits, another significant advantage of such approaches is a reduction of costs of treatment and care for CHF patients due to a decrease in hospitalizations, which account for the better part of total costs. In this context the non-profit-making German foundation for chronic heart cases ("Deutsche Stiftung für chronisch Herzkranke") has, in cooperation with the statutory health insurance "Techniker Krankenkasse", developed an integrated, telemetric care and education program for patients suffering from CHF. Since January 2006, the conception stands open to all insurants of the participating health insurance. A growing number of patients, momentarily 431, has been inscribed and takes advantage of this program. The 27-month program seeks for integration of all participating health-care providers. Patients are, by frequent nurse-mediated telephone contact under supervision of physicians, intensely and individually cared for. Throughout the program all patients take advantage of repetitive teaching regarding individually relevant aspects of CHF. Subject to the severity of their condition, the patients are, with telemetric support, motivated to implement daily self-measurements of weight, blood pressure and pulse into their everyday life. In the course of every telephone contact greatest care is given to convey knowledge about limit values of measured parameters and symptoms of decompensation on the basis of the acquired data. Participating practicing physicians are regularly informed about the progress of their patients and, if necessary, encouraged to enhance adequate

  15. a Precise, Low-Cost Rtk Gnss System for Uav Applications

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    Stempfhuber, W.; Buchholz, M.

    2011-09-01

    High accuracy with real-time positioning of moving objects has been considered a standard task of engineering geodesy for 10 to 15 years. An absolute positioning accuracy of 1-3 cm is generally possible worldwide and is further used in many areas of machine guidance (machine control and guidance), and farming (precision farming) as well as for various special applications (e.g. railway trolley, mining, etc.). The cost of the measuring instruments required for the use of geodetic L1/L2 receivers with a local reference station amounts to approximately USD 30,000 to 50,000. Therefore, dual frequency RTK GNSS receivers are not used in the mass market. Affordable GPS/GNSS modules have already reached the mass market in various areas such as mobile phones, car navigation, the leisure industry, etc. Kinematic real-time positioning applications with centimetre or decimetre levels could also evolve into a mass product. In order for this to happen, the costs for such systems must lie between USD 1,000 to 2,000. What exactly low-cost means is determined by the precise specifications of the given individual application. Several university studies in geodesy focus on the approach of high-accuracy positioning by means of single frequency receivers for static applications [e.g. GLABSCH et. al. 2009, SCHWIEGER and GLÄSER 2005, ALKAN 2010, REALINI et. al. 2010, KORTH and HOFMANN 2011]. Although intelligent approaches have been developed that compute a trajectory in the post-processing mode [REALINI et. al., 2010], at present, there are only a very few GNSS Low-Cost Systems that enable real-time processing. This approach to precise position determination by means of the computation of static raw data with single frequency receivers is currently being explored in a research project at the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin - and is being further developed for kinematic applications. The project is embedded in the European Social Fund. It is a follow-up project in the area of

  16. 3D-Spektrofotometrie extragalaktischer Emissionslinienobjekte

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    Schmoll, Jürgen

    2002-01-01

    Populärwissenschaftlicher Abstract: Bislang gibt es in der beobachtenden optischen Astronomie zwei verschiedene Herangehensweisen: Einerseits werden Objekte durch Kameras abbildend erfaßt, andererseits werden durch die wellenlängenabhängige Zerlegung ihres Lichtes Spektren gewonnen. Das Integral - Field - Verfahren ist eine relativ neue Technik, welche die genannten Beobachtungsmethoden vereint. Das Objektbild im Teleskopfokus wird in räumlich zerlegt und jedes Ortselement einem gemeinsamen Spektrografen zugeführt. Hierdurch wird das Objekt nicht nur zweidimensional räumlich erfaßt, sondern zusätzlich die spektrale Kompenente als dritte Dimension erhalten, weswegen das Verfahren auch als 3D-Methode bezeichnet wird. Anschaulich kann man sich das Datenresultat als eine Abbildung vorstellen, in der jeder einzelne Bildpunkt nicht mehr nur einen Intensitätswert enthält, sondern gleich ein ganzes Spektrum. Diese Technik ermöglicht es, ausgedehnte Objekte im Unterschied zu gängigen Spaltspektrografen komplett zu erfassen. Die besondere Stärke der Methode ist die Möglichkeit, die Hintergrundkontamination der unmittelbaren Umgebung des Objektes zu erfassen und in der Auswertung zu berücksichtigen. Durch diese Fähigkeit erscheint die 3D-Methode prädestiniert für den durch moderne Großteleskope erschlossenen Bereich der extragalaktischen Stellarastronomie. Die detaillierte Untersuchung aufgelöster stellare Populationen in nahegelegenen Galaxien ist erst seit kurzer Zeit dank der Fortschritte mit modernen Grossteleskopen und fortschrittlicher Instrumentierung möglich geworden. Wegen der Bedeutung für die Entstehung und Evolution von Galaxien werden diese Arbeiten zukünftig weiter an Bedeutung gewinnen. In der vorliegenden Arbeit wurde die Integral-Field-Spektroskopie an zwei planetarischen Nebeln in der nächstgelegenen großen Spiralgalaxie M31 (NGC 224) getestet, deren Helligkeiten und Koordinaten aus einer Durchmusterung vorlagen. Hierzu wurden

  17. The Tropical Cyclones as the Possible Sources of Gamma Emission in the Earth's Atmosphere

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    Klimov, S. I.; Sharkov, E. A.; Zelenyi, L. M.

    2009-12-01

    [*S. I. Klimov*] (Space Research Institute [IKI] of RAS; Profsoyuznaya 84/32, 117997 GSP-7 Moscow, Russia; Tel: +7 (495) 333-1100; Fax: +7 (495) 333-1248; e-mail: sklimov@iki.rssi.ru)): E. A. Sharkov (Space Research Institute [IKI] of RAS; Profsoyuznaya 84/32, 117997 GSP-7 Moscow, Russia; Tel: +7 (495) 333-1366; Fax: +7 (495) 333-1248; e-mail: e.sharkov@mail.ru): L. M. Zelenyi (Space Research Institute [IKI] of RAS; Profsoyuznaya 84/32, 117997 GSP-7 Moscow, Russia; Tel: +7 (495) 333-2588; Fax: +7 (495) 333-3311; e-mail: lzelenyi@iki.rssi.ru ): The tropical cyclones (TC) are the strongest sources of thunderstorm activity (and, correspondingly, electromagnetic activity in the wide frequency range) in the Earth's atmosphere. The area dimensions of active region comprise to 1000 km and they achieve vertical development to 16-20 km with speeds of the displacement of the charged drops of water of up to 30 m/s. In the work are evaluated the physical mechanisms of the possibility of generation by TC of gamma emission (TCGE), which can be fixed from the low-orbital spacecraft of the type of the potential Russian micro-satellite Chibis-M (MS) [Zelenyi, et al, Walter de Gruter, Berlin, New York, p. 443-451, 2005]. The study of the new physical mechanisms of the electrical discharges in the atmosphere is basic scientific task Chibis- M [Angarov et al. Wissenschaft und Technik Verlag, Berlin, 2009, p. 69-72]. Complex of scientific instruments of the Chibis-M (overall mass of 12,5 kg) including the instruments: - X-ray - gamma detector (range of X-ray and gamma emission - 50-500 keV), - UV detector (range UV - emission - 300-450 nm), - radiofrequency analyzer (20 - 50 MHz). - digital camber of optical range (spatial resolution 300 m). - plasma-wave complex (0.1-40 kHz), it can be used also for the TCGE study. Delivery Chibis-M into orbit, close to the ISS orbit is intended to carry out in second-half 2010. Micro-satellite "Chibis-M" now designed in IKI. Total mass "Chibis

  18. [Early and late mortality and morbidity after elective repair of infrarenal aortic aneurysm].

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    Kovács, Hanga; Fehérvári, Mátyás; Forgó, Bianka; Gősi, Gergely; Oláh, Zoltán; Csobay-Novák, Csaba; Entz, László; Szeberin, Zoltán

    2014-10-01

    Bevezetés/célkitűzés: Az electiv infrarenalis aortaaneurysma (AAA) nyitott műtétje nagy betegforgalmú centrumban alacsony mortalitású, de megterhelő műtét. A stentgraftbeültetés jelentős előnyöket jelenthet a betegek számára. Célunk annak eldöntése volt, hogy eddigi eredményeink alátámasztják-e a stentgraft-implantatio arany standarddá válását. Anyag és módszerek: Egy centrumban végzett retrospektív tanulmány során elemeztük a betegek korai és késői halálozását és szövődményeit. Eredmények: 2007–2012 között 431 betegnél végeztünk electiv nyitott műtétet és 59 betegnél stentgraftbeültetést AAA miatt. A korai mortalitás mindkét csoportban 2% alatti, az összes egyéb szövődmény előfordulása a nyitott csoportban 14,4%, a stentgraftos csoportban 11,9% volt. Az intraoperativ vérvesztés és a vérkészítményigény gyakorisága nagyobb, a műtéti idő hosszabb volt a nyitott műtétes csoportban (p < 0,001). Az átlagos utánkövetési idő 37 ± 22 hónap volt. A késői halálozás, a stroke, az acut myocardialis infarctus aránya a vizsgált csoportokban szignifikánsan nem különbözött. A nyitott technikával kezelt betegek 16%-ánál alakult ki később hegsérv (stentgraftcsoport: 0), a stentgraftcsoportban több volt az újabb érműtét (16,2% vs. 6,2%; p = 0,0327). Következtetések: Vizsgálatunkban a korai és késői halálozás mértéke megegyezett, a korai postoperativ szövődmények nem mutattak szignifikáns különbséget a két csoportban. A felhasznált vérkészítmények mennyisége, a postoperativ sérvek és a későbbi intervenciók száma szignifikánsan különbözött. Eredményeink alapján főként a nagy kockázatú betegekben indokolt jelenleg a stentgraftbeültetés. A nyitott műtétben jártas, így alacsony mortalitást elérő centrumokban a fiatalabb, kis kockázatú betegeknél a nyitott aortaműtét továbbra is ajánlható.

  19. Determination of Groundwater Velocity and Dispersion Parameters by Borehole Wall Multielectrode Geoelectrics

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    Kessels, W.; Wuttke, M. W.

    2007-05-01

    measurements and vertical four point electrode interpretations. The transport equation for NaCl-tracered water is the basic rule to determine the groundwater transport velocity. Numerical calculations to simulate the measurement are carried out with the program FEFLOW. Due to the density contrast, the tracer undergoes vertical movement. Kessels, W., Zoth, G.(1998): Doppelmantel - Packer mit geoelektrischer Meßtechnik zur Bestimmung der Abstandsgeschwindigkeit des Grundwassers, Patent Az:19855048.0, GGA-Institut, Germany, Hannover. KESSELS, W., RIFAI, H., THORENZ, C., ZOTH, G.(2002): Multi Electrode Geoelectric on the Borehole Wall- Determination of groundwater velocity and dispersion parameters, AGU spring meeting, Washington KESSELS, W., ZOTH, G., WONIK, T., FULDA, C. (1999): THE USE OF SALT CARTRIDGES FOR FLUID LOGGING. XXIV GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF E.G.S. THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS PANTELEIT,B., KESSELS, W., BINOT, F (2006): MUD TRACER TEST DURING SOFT ROCK DRILLING; W.R.R., VOL. 42, W11415, DOI:10.1029/2005WR004487

  20. Evaluation of Blasting Patterns Using Operational Research Models / Ocena Planów Prac Strzałowych W Oparciu O Metody Badań Operacyjnych

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    Monjezi, Masoud; Farzaneh, Farhad; Asadi, Ahmad

    2013-09-01

    Blasting is one of the most important operations, which has a great technical and economical effect on the mining projects. Criteria such as fragmentation (operation ultimate objective) and ground vibration, flyrock, airblast, etc. (operation side effects) should be considered in the assessment of blasting operation. A suitable pattern should be able to provide both reasonable (required) fragmentation and blasting side effects. In order to evaluate blasting performance, operational research models such as multi attribute decision making technique (MADM) can be applied. Technique for order preference by similarity to an ideal solution (TOPSIS), a branch of MADM, is a strong method for pattern ranking. The other quantitative method which is applied in the evaluation of systems' efficiency is data envelopment analysis (DEA) model. In this paper, an attempt has been made to develop a new hybrid MADM model for selecting the most appropriate blasting pattern in Chadormalu iron mine, Iran. In this regard, DEA method was utilized to select the efficient blast patterns thereafter TOPSIS was used to recognize the most suitable pattern amongst the selected patterns by DEA method. It was concluded that the patterns J, G and B are the most appropriate patterns for blasting operations in the Chadormalu iron mine. Prace strzałowe to jedne z kluczowych operacji w znacznym stopniu determinujące efektywność ekonomiczną wielu projektów górniczych. W planowaniu prac strzałowych uwzględnić należy podstawowe kryteria, takie jak rozdrobnienie skał (ostateczny cel operacji), wibracje podłoża, występowanie rozrzutu skał, i podmuchów powietrza (efekty uboczne). Odpowiedni harmonogram prac zapewnić powinien zarówno odpowiedni poziom rozdrobnienia (wymiary brył) jak i ograniczenie skutków ubocznych prac. Dla oceny skuteczności prac strzałowych zastosować można modele badań operacyjnych, np. modele oparte o wielokryterialną technikę decyzyjną MADM, a technika

  1. Determining the Optimum Cut-Off Grades in Sulfide Copper Deposits / Określanie Optymalnej Wartości Odcięcia Zawartości Procentowej Pierwiastka Użytecznego W Złożach Siarczku Miedzi

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    Rahimi, Esmaeil; Oraee, Kazem; Shafahi, Zia Aldin; Ghasemzadeh, Hasan

    2015-03-01

    Optimum cut-off grades determination in mining life affects production planning and ultimate pit limit and it is also important from social, economical and environmental aspects. Calculation of optimum cut-off grades has been less considered for mines containing various mineral processing methods. In this paper, an optimization technique is applied to obtain optimum cut-off grades for both concentration and heap leaching processes. In this technique, production costs and different recoveries of heap leaching method directed into modeling different annual cash flows in copper mines. Considering the governing constraints, the Lagrange multiplier method is practiced to optimize the cut-off grades in which the objective function is supposed to maximize Net Present Value. The results indicate the effect of heap leaching process on the optimum cut-off grades of primary and secondary sulfide deposits. Określanie optymalnego poziomu odcięcia dla zawartości procentowej pierwiastka użytecznego ma poważny wpływ na planowanie produkcji, określanie ostatecznych limitów zasobów złoża; jest to także ważna kwestia z punktu widzenia kwestii społecznych, ekonomicznych i środowiskowych. Obliczanie optymalnego poziomu odcięcia dla zawartości procentowej pierwiastka użytecznego nie było zwykle szeroko rozważane w przypadku kopalni prowadzących ciągły system przeróbki. W pracy tej przedstawiono technikę optymalizacji określania poziomu zawartości procentowej pierwiastka użytecznego z uwzględnieniem zarówno procesów koncentracji jak i ługowania. W metodzie uwzględniono koszty produkcji i różne wskaźniki odzysku rudy, wielkości te wykorzystane zostały do modelowania rocznych przepływów gotówki w kopalniach miedzi. Uwzględniając narzucone ograniczenia, zastosowano metodę mnożników Lagrange'a w celu optymalizacji określania poziomu zawartości procentowej pierwiastka użytecznego, gdzie przyjętą funkcją celu jest

  2. Dispersion modeling of accidental releases of toxic gases - utility for the fire brigades.

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    Stenzel, S.; Baumann-Stanzer, K.

    2009-09-01

    Several air dispersion models are available for prediction and simulation of the hazard areas associated with accidental releases of toxic gases. The most model packages (commercial or free of charge) include a chemical database, an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and automated graphical output for effective presentation of results. The models are designed especially for analyzing different accidental toxic release scenarios ("worst-case scenarios”), preparing emergency response plans and optimal countermeasures as well as for real-time risk assessment and management. The research project RETOMOD (reference scenarios calculations for toxic gas releases - model systems and their utility for the fire brigade) was conducted by the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) in cooperation with the Viennese fire brigade, OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH and Synex Ries & Greßlehner GmbH. RETOMOD was funded by the KIRAS safety research program of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (www.kiras.at). The main tasks of this project were 1. Sensitivity study and optimization of the meteorological input for modeling of the hazard areas (human exposure) during the accidental toxic releases. 2. Comparison of several model packages (based on reference scenarios) in order to estimate the utility for the fire brigades. For the purpose of our study the following models were tested and compared: ALOHA (Areal Location of Hazardous atmosphere, EPA), MEMPLEX (Keudel av-Technik GmbH), Trace (Safer System), Breeze (Trinity Consulting), SAM (Engineering office Lohmeyer). A set of reference scenarios for Chlorine, Ammoniac, Butane and Petrol were proceed, with the models above, in order to predict and estimate the human exposure during the event. Furthermore, the application of the observation-based analysis and forecasting system INCA, developed in the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) in case of toxic release was

  3. Dispersion modeling of accidental releases of toxic gases - Comparison of the models and their utility for the fire brigades.

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    Stenzel, S.; Baumann-Stanzer, K.

    2009-04-01

    Synex Ries & Greßlehner GmbH. RETOMOD was funded by the KIRAS safety research program at the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (www.kiras.at). One of the main tasks of this project was 1. Sensitivity study and optimization of the meteorological input for modeling of the hazard areas (human exposure) during the accidental toxic releases. 2. Comparison of several model packages (based on reference scenarios) in order to estimate the utility for the fire brigades. This presentation introduces the project models used and presents the results of task 2. The results of task 1 are presented by Baumann-Stanzer and Stenzel in this session. For the purpose of this study the following models were tested and compared: ALOHA (Areal Location of Hazardous atmosphere, EPA), MEMPLEX (Keudel av-Technik GmbH), Breeze (Trinity Consulting), SAFER System, SAM (Engineering office Lohmeyer), COMPAS. A set of reference scenarios for Chlorine, Ammoniac, Butane and Petrol were proceed in order to reliably predict and estimate the human exposure during the event. The models simulated the accidental release from the mentioned above gases and estimates the potential toxic areas. Since the inputs requirement differ from model to model, and the outputs are based on different criteria for toxic areas and exposure, a high degree of caution in the interpretation of the model results is needed.

  4. A CNN based Hybrid approach towards automatic image registration

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    Arun, Pattathal V.; Katiyar, Sunil K.

    2013-06-01

    Image registration is a key component of various image processing operations which involve the analysis of different image data sets. Automatic image registration domains have witnessed the application of many intelligent methodologies over the past decade; however inability to properly model object shape as well as contextual information had limited the attainable accuracy. In this paper, we propose a framework for accurate feature shape modeling and adaptive resampling using advanced techniques such as Vector Machines, Cellular Neural Network (CNN), SIFT, coreset, and Cellular Automata. CNN has found to be effective in improving feature matching as well as resampling stages of registration and complexity of the approach has been considerably reduced using corset optimization The salient features of this work are cellular neural network approach based SIFT feature point optimisation, adaptive resampling and intelligent object modelling. Developed methodology has been compared with contemporary methods using different statistical measures. Investigations over various satellite images revealed that considerable success was achieved with the approach. System has dynamically used spectral and spatial information for representing contextual knowledge using CNN-prolog approach. Methodology also illustrated to be effective in providing intelligent interpretation and adaptive resampling. Rejestracja obrazu jest kluczowym składnikiem różnych operacji jego przetwarzania. W ostatnich latach do automatycznej rejestracji obrazu wykorzystuje się metody sztucznej inteligencji, których największą wadą, obniżającą dokładność uzyskanych wyników jest brak możliwości dobrego wymodelowania kształtu i informacji kontekstowych. W niniejszej pracy zaproponowano zasady dokładnego modelowania kształtu oraz adaptacyjnego resamplingu z wykorzystaniem zaawansowanych technik, takich jak Vector Machines (VM), komórkowa sieć neuronowa (CNN), przesiewanie (SIFT), Coreset i

  5. Seeking realistic upper-bounds for internal reliability of systems with uncorrelated observations

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    Prószyński, Witold

    2014-06-01

    ów. Jako punkt wyjściowy w analizie przyjęto uzyskaną na drodze empirycznej formułę (Adamczewski 2003), nazwaną prawem błędów grubych, pozwalającą wyznaczyć prawdopodobieństwo wystąpienia w sieci określonej liczby błędów grubych. Przy użyciu pomocniczej zależności wyprowadzonej na podstawie gaussowskiego rozkładu błędów dokonano modyfikacji formuły Adamczewskiego, przekształcając ją w jawną funkcję liczby obserwacji w sieci. Umożliwiło to skonstruowanie narzędzi niezbędnych do analizy, i ostatecznie sformułowanie wskazań co do wyznaczania górnych limitów niezawodności wewnętrznej sieci. Ponieważ formuła Adamczewskiego uzyskana została dla sieci klasycznych, wskazania niniejsze powinny być potraktowane jako wstępna propozycja wymagająca sprawdzenia w odniesieniu do nowoczesnych technik pomiarowych.

  6. Finding the Best-Fit Polynomial Approximation in Evaluating Drill Data: the Application of a Generalized Inverse Matrix / Poszukiwanie Najlepszej ZGODNOŚCI W PRZYBLIŻENIU Wielomianowym Wykorzystanej do Oceny Danych Z ODWIERTÓW - Zastosowanie UOGÓLNIONEJ Macierzy Odwrotnej

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    Karakus, Dogan

    2013-12-01

    In mining, various estimation models are used to accurately assess the size and the grade distribution of an ore body. The estimation of the positional properties of unknown regions using random samples with known positional properties was first performed using polynomial approximations. Although the emergence of computer technologies and statistical evaluation of random variables after the 1950s rendered the polynomial approximations less important, theoretically the best surface passing through the random variables can be expressed as a polynomial approximation. In geoscience studies, in which the number of random variables is high, reliable solutions can be obtained only with high-order polynomials. Finding the coefficients of these types of high-order polynomials can be computationally intensive. In this study, the solution coefficients of high-order polynomials were calculated using a generalized inverse matrix method. A computer algorithm was developed to calculate the polynomial degree giving the best regression between the values obtained for solutions of different polynomial degrees and random observational data with known values, and this solution was tested with data derived from a practical application. In this application, the calorie values for data from 83 drilling points in a coal site located in southwestern Turkey were used, and the results are discussed in the context of this study. W górnictwie wykorzystuje się rozmaite modele estymacji do dokładnego określenia wielkości i rozkładu zawartości pierwiastka użytecznego w rudzie. Estymację położenia i właściwości skał w nieznanych obszarach z wykorzystaniem próbek losowych o znanym położeniu przeprowadzano na początku z wykorzystaniem przybliżenia wielomianowego. Pomimo tego, że rozwój technik komputerowych i statystycznych metod ewaluacji próbek losowych sprawiły, że po roku 1950 metody przybliżenia wielomianowego straciły na znaczeniu, nadal teoretyczna powierzchnia

  7. Mineral trapping of CO2 in operated geothermal reservoirs - Numerical simulations on various scales

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    Kühn, Michael; Stanjek, Helge; Peiffer, Stefan; Clauser, Christoph

    2013-04-01

    the combination of geothermal energy production and CO2 storage is not economical. Acknowledgements: The work presented here was part of the CO2Trap project in the research and development program GEOTECHNOLOGIEN funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) (grant 03G0614A-C). References Back M., Kühn M., Stanjek H., Peiffer S. (2008) Reactivity of alkaline lignite fly ashes towards CO2 in water. Environmental Science & Technology 42(12), 4520-4526, doi: 10.1021/es702760v. Kühn M., Clauser C. (2006) Mineral trapping of CO2 in geothermal reservoirs. Chemie Ingenieur Technik 78(4), 425-434, doi: 10.1002/cite.200600019 (in German). Kühn M., Clauser C., Vosbeck K., Stanjek H., Meyn V., Back M., Peiffer S. (2009) Mineral trapping of CO2 in operated hydrogeothermal reservoirs. In: Grobe M., Pashin J. C., Dodge R. L. (eds.) Carbon dioxide sequestration in geological media—State of the science: AAPG Studies in Geology 59, p. 545-552.

  8. Encounters with neighbours : current developments of concepts based on recurrence plots and their applications

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    Marwan, Norbert

    2003-09-01

    Komplexitätsmaße eingeführt, die geometrische Strukturen in den Recurrence Plots beschreiben. Diese neuen Maße erlauben die Identifikation von Chaos-Chaos-Übergängen in dynamischen Prozessen. In einem weiteren Schritt werden Cross Recurrence Plots eingeführt, mit denen zwei verschiedene Prozesse untersucht werden. Diese bivariate Analyse ermöglicht die Bewertung von Unterschieden zwischen zwei Prozessen oder das Anpassen der Zeitskalen von zwei Zeitreihen. Diese Technik kann auch genutzt werden, um ähnliche Abschnitte in zwei verschiedenen Datenreihen zu finden. Im Anschluß werden diese neuen Entwicklungen auf Daten verschiedener Art angewendet. Methoden, die auf Recurrence Plots basieren, können an die speziellen Probleme angepaßt werden, so daß viele weitere Anwendungen möglich sind. Durch die Anwendung der neu eingeführten Komplexitätsmaße können Chaos-Chaos-Übergänge in Herzschlagdaten vor dem Auftreten einer lebensbedrohlichen Herzrhythmusstörung festgestellt werden, was für die Entwicklung neuer Therapien dieser Herzrhythmusstörungen von Bedeutung sein könnte. In einem weiteren Beispiel, in dem EEG-Daten aus einem kognitiv orientierten Experiment untersucht werden, ermöglichen diese Komplexitätsmaße das Erkennen von spezifischen Reaktionen im Gehirn bereits in Einzeltests. Normalerweise können diese Reaktionen erst durch die Auswertung von vielen Einzeltests erkannt werden. Mit der Hilfe von Cross Recurrence Plots wird die Existenz einer klimatischen Zirkulation, die der heutigen El Niño/ Southern Oscillation sehr ähnlich ist, im Nordwesten Argentiniens vor etwa 34000 Jahren nachgewiesen. Außerdem können mit Cross Recurrence Plots die Zeitskalen verschiedener Bohrlochdaten aufeinander abgeglichen werden. Diese Methode kann auch dazu genutzt werden, ein geologisches Profil mit Hilfe eines Referenzprofiles mit bekannter Zeitskala zu datieren. Weitere Beispiele aus den Gebieten der Molekularbiologie und der Spracherkennung unterstreichen

  9. 3D-RTK Capability of Single Gnss Receivers

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    Stempfhuber, W.

    2013-08-01

    Small, aerial objects are now being utilised in many areas of civil object capture and monitoring. As a rule, the standard application of a simple GPS receiver with code solutions serves the 3D-positioning of the trajectories or recording positions. Without GPS correction information, these can be calculated at an accuracy of 10-20 metres. Corrected code solutions (DGPS) generally lie in the metre range. A precise 3D-positioning of the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) trajectories in the centimetre range provides significant improvements. In addition, the recording time of each sensor can be synchronized with the exact time stamp of the GNSS low-cost system. In recent years, increasing works on positioning from L1 GPS raw data have been published. Along with this, the carrier phase measurements with the established evaluation algorithms are analysed in the post processing method to centimetre-exact positions or to high-precision 3D trajectories [e.g. Schwieger and Gläser, 2005 or Korth and Hofmann 20011]. The use of reference information from local reference stations or a reference network serves the purpose of carrier phase ambiguity resolution. Furthermore, there are many activities worldwide in the area of PPP techniques (Precise Point Positioning). However, dual frequency receivers are primarily used in this instance. Moreover, very long initialisation times must be scheduled for this. A research project on the subject of low-cost RTK GNSS was developed for real-time applications at the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin University of Applied Sciences [Stempfhuber 2012]. The overall system developed for the purpose of real-time applications with centimetre accuracy is modularly constructed and can be used for various applications (http://prof.beuthhochschule.de/stempfhuber/seite-publikation/). With hardware costing a few hundred Euro and a total weight of 500-800 g

  10. Aktivitätsmessung auf nukleinsäuremodifizierten Oberflächen

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    Schmidt, Peter Michael

    2003-06-01

    Im Bereich der medizinischen Diagnostik spielen DNA-Chips eine immer wichtigere Rolle. Dabei werden Glas- oder Silikon-Oberflächen mit Tausenden von einzelsträngigen DNA-Fragmenten, sog. Sonden, bestückt, die mit den passenden DNA-Fragmenten in der zugefügten Patientenprobe verschmelzen. Die Auswertung solcher Messungen liefert die Diagnose für Krankheiten wie z.B. Krebs, Alzheimer oder für den Nachweis pathogener Erreger. Durch fortschreitende Miniaturisierung dieser Meßsysteme können bis zu 40.000 Genfragmente des Menschen in einer einzigen Messung analysiert werden. Neben den DNA-Fragmenten können Bio-Chips auch für andere biologische Komponenten wie Antikörper und Proteine eingesetzt werden, wobei bei letzteren neben der Bindung auch die Aktivität ein wichtiger Diagnoseparamter ist. Am Fraunhofer-Institut für medizinische Technik und am Lehrstuhl für Analytische Biochemie der Universität Potsdam wurden im Rahmen einer Doktorarbeit Methoden entwickelt, die es ermöglichen auf nukleinsäuremodifizierten Sensoroberflächen die Aktivität von Proteinen zu messen. Es wurden Nukleinsäuren auf Oberflächen optischer Sensoren verankert. Diese fungierten als Rezeptor für die Proteine sowie auch als Substrat für Restriktionsenzyme, die Nukleinsäuren schneiden und Polymerasen, die Nukleinsäuren synthetisieren und verlängern können. Seine Anwendung fand diese Messmethode in der Messung der Aktivität des Proteins Telomerase, das in 90% aller Tumore erhöhte Aktivität gegenüber gesunden Zellen aufweist. Die Vorteile dieses neuen Assays gegenüber älteren Methoden liegt im Verzicht auf radioaktiv-markierten Komponenten und einer deutlich verkürzten Analysezeit. Die Arbeit schliesst mit einem funktionsfähigen Nachweis der Telomeraseaktivität im Zellextrakt von gesunden und kranken Zellen. Der direkte Einfluß von Hemmstoffen auf die Aktivität konnte sichtbar gemacht werden, und steht daher bei der Entwicklung neuer Tumor-Diagnostika und

  11. PREFACE: Nanosafe2010: International Conference on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials

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    Sentein, Carole; Schuster, Frédéric; Tardif, François

    2011-07-01

    matters of interest to the NanoSafety community have been debated. The success of the conference confirms the need of such a global meeting with the aim of bridging the gap between the best scientists, engineers, exhibitors and participants from countries concerned with safe and responsible nanomaterial activities. Therefore, the third edition of the International NanoSafe Conference "NanoSafe2012" will be held in Grenoble at Minatec, 13-15 November 2012. The meeting was financially supported by generous contributions from the European Commission, La Région Rhône Alpes, la Ville de Grenoble, la Metro, and partners such as CEA, INERIS, Philips, Cordouan Technologies, Nanosight, TSI, Ecomesure, GRIMM Aerosol Technik, Particle Measuring Systems, Respirex, Lux Research, Dekati, Malvern Instruments, TSE Systems, INTERTEK ICS, NANO magazine and IOP Publishing. We would like to express our thanks to all the authors for their time and genuine efforts and to the reviewers for their fruitful comments during the preparation of this volume. The Conference OrganizersCarole SenteinFrédéric SchusterFrançois Tardif Conference photographs Local Organising CommitteeCarole SENTEIN (CEA)Dominique BAGUET (CEA)Didier MOLKO (MINATEC)Audrey SCARINGELLA (MINATEC)Frédéric SCHUSTER (CEA)François TARDIF (CEA) International Advisory CommitteeChair: Frédéric SCHUSTER (CEA, FR), François TARDIF (CEA, FR)Co-chair: Georgios KATALAGARIANAKIS (EC, BE)Paul AMYOTTE (Dalhousie U., CA)Mélanie AUFFAN (CEREGE, FR)Daniel BERNARD (ARKEMA, FR)Jorge BOCZKOWSKI (INSERM, FR)Jean-Yves BOTTERO (CEREGE, FR)Jacques BOUILLARD (INERIS, FR)Jean-Philippe BOURGOIN (CEA, FR)Marie CARRIERE (CEA, FR)Krunal CHOPRA (LSFI, IN)Rolf ECKHOFF (U. Bergen, NO)Michael ELLENBECKER (U. Massachusetts, USA)Claude EMOND (U. Montréal, CA)François GENDARMES (IRSN, FR)Peter HATTO (ISO, UK)Peter HOET (KUL, BE)Jean-Pierre KAISER (Empa, CH)Olivier LE BIHAN (INERIS, FR)Tinh NGUYEN (NIST, USA)Bernd NOWACK (Empa, CH)Günter OBERDÖRSTER (U

  12. Book Review: Beitraege zur Astronomiegeschichte, Band 5 (Acta Historica Astronomiae Vol. 15)

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    Duerbeck, H. W.; Dick, W. R.; Hamel, J.

    2002-12-01

    Pisa and the librarian Pozzetti at Bologna, and Karin Reich describes and edits Bessel's book critique of Gauss' Theoria Motus. How many one-time astronomers have to earn their living in other ways, become distracted from astronomical research, and vanish from the horizon of astronomical history? In the ninth paper, Hans-Joachim Ilgauds has traced the life of Georg Koch (1851-1905), who started his career as an astronomer at Leipzig Observatory in 1874. Later Koch worked at Hamburg Observatory, and then became an employee at the statistical office in Kiel, and finally director of the statistical office of the Hamburg revenue service. He was a collaborator for the statistical yearbook of German cities, and also contributed to a book investigating the causes and the impact of the cholera epidemic of 1892 in Hamburg. The last two papers deal with the circumstances of the discovery of the first Near-Earth asteroid (433) Eros. It was recorded on photographic plates taken at the Urania-Sternwarte Berlin and at Nice Observatory. The Berlin observer Witt announced the discovery, and only later, the Nice observer Charlois published a position of Eros. While all plates have disappeared, the authors Hans Scholl and Lutz D. Schmadel could prove that the Nice plate was poorly guided and Charlois would have been unable to discover the object. From a copy of the Berlin plate, published 50 years after the discovery by Witt's co-observer F. Linke, the exact position was determined, and the time of observation (which had not been published) was derived. The second article, by Lutz D. Schmadel, deals with the life of the Eros co-discoverer Felix Linke (1879-1959), who later worked in statistic offices, was a frequent writer of popular scientific articles, and later the editor of a journal, "Technik im Hotel'', and author of a book of the same title. As can be seen from the summaries given above, this collection of essays deals mainly with historical events that occurred in Germany and

  13. Application of Multidimensional Data Visualization by Means of Self-Organizing Kohonen Maps to Evaluate Classification Possibilities of Various Coal Types / Zastosowanie Wizualizacji Wielowymiarowych Danych Za Pomocą Sieci Kohonena Do Oceny Możliwości Klasyfikacji Różnych Typów Węgla

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    Jamróz, Dariusz; Niedoba, Tomasz

    2015-03-01

    materiału. Nasuwa się więc pytanie, czy możliwa jest identyfikacja typu węgla za pomocą dostępnych danych. W tym celu zastosowano wielowymiarową technikę wizualizacji statystycznej. Istnieje wiele metod takiej wizualizacji, z których kilka było już przedmiotem wcześniejszych publikacji autorów. W tym wypadku autorzy zdecydowali się zastosować metodę sieci Kohonena. Metoda ta została opisana w rozdziale 2 pracy, gdzie oprócz opisu teoretycznego podano również główne wzory stosowane podczas modelowania tą metodą (wzory (1)-(5)). Do zbadania postawionego problemu wykorzystano optymalną liczbę iteracji i optymalny czas uczenia sieci. Pewnym problemem pojawiającym się przy takiej wizualizacji jest konieczność doboru parametrów, w celu uzyskania widoku, który w sposób czytelny prezentuje poszukiwane przez nas informacje. Należy wspomnieć, że w trakcie prowadzonych eksperymentów uzyskiwano widoki przy użyciu sieci neuronowej o wielkości od 10 × 10 do 100 × 100 neuronów. Widoki były uzyskiwane przy wartości parametru MAX_DISTANCE od 1 do wielkości sieci oraz parametru ITER od 1 do 5000. Eksperymenty były prowadzone dla różnych wzorów określających modyfikację wag. Przedstawione w pracy wyniki stanowią najbardziej czytelne z uzyskanych. Wizualizacja wielowymiarowa przy użyciu sieci Kohonena pozwala stwierdzić, że informacje zawarte w analizowanych siedmiowymiarowych danych są wystarczające do prawidłowej klasyfikacji typów węgla 31, 34.2 oraz 35, przy czym nawet zobrazowanie 3 typów węgla na jednym rysunku pozwala stwierdzić, że neurony reprezentujące próbki węgla danego typu gromadzą się w skupiskach, które można od siebie odseparować. Z tego wynika, że dane zawierają informacje wystarczające do prawidłowej klasyfikacji węgla. Zauważyć jednak warto, że przedstawienie przy pomocy sieci Kohonena, danych reprezentujących różne typy węgla parami, pozwala uzyskać jeszcze bardziej czytelne wyniki

  14. Waterproof Anti-Explosive Powders for Coal Mines

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    Buczek, Bronisław; Vogt, Elżbieta

    2014-03-01

    ętrznej oraz penetrować w głąb porów, blokując je dla wilgoci. Drugi sposób hydrofobizacji sprowadzał się w uproszczeniu do zmieszania substratów: pyłu wapiennego i domieszki silikonowej - Sarsil® H-15, w parownicy (Vogt i Opaliński, 2009; Vogt i Hołownia, 2010). We wstępnych badaniach określono objętość preparatu, jaką trzeba dodać do pyłu w celu uzyskania optymalnych warunków kontaktu preparatu z ciałem stałym. Otrzymany po modyfikacji materiał był zbrylony w niewielkim stopniu, a jego całkowite rozdrobnienie uzyskano poprzez przecieranie pyłu przez sito o odpowiednim wymiarze oczek. Badanie właściwości tak otrzymanych hydrofobowych materiałów przeprowadzono w oparciu o PN (Polska Norma, 1994), jak również w oparciu o standardowe metody badania materiałów proszkowych z użyciem aparatu Powder Characteristic Tester (Index tables, Tablets & Capsules, 2005) (Tablica 2,3). Oceny stopnia hydrofobizacji materiałów po modyfikacji dokonano, w przypadku proszku hydrofobizowanego parami kwasu stearynowego, w oparciu o procedurę opisaną w Polskiej Normie (1994), oznaczając procentową zawartość kwasu stearynowego. Otrzymany podczas badań pył hydrofobizowany kwasem stearynowym zawierał 0,18% modyfikatora, co jest ilością dopuszczalną przez Polską Normę (1994).W celu oceny właściwości hydrofobowych materiału modyfikowanego roztworem silikonowym do badań zaadaptowano technikę pomiaru zwilżalności ziaren węglowych "film flotation" (Fuerstenau i Williams, 1987) przyjmując, jako materiał odniesienia hydrofobizowaną mączkę wapienną z Kopalni Kamienia Wapiennego w Małogoszczy. Opracowano metodę wyznaczania współczynnika C określonego, jako stopień hydrofobizacji (Vogt i Opaliński, 2009). Średnia wartość C = 84% wskazuje, że materiał modyfikowany preparatem silikonowym uzyskał odpowiednie właściwości hydrofobowe. Tym samym oba materiały po modyfikacji uzyskały zadowalające właściwości wodoodporne. Ponadto

  15. Laboratory Method for Evaluating the Characteristics of Expansion Rock Bolts Subjected to Axial Tension / Laboratoryjna Metoda Badania Charakterystyk Kotew Rozprężnych Poddanych Rozciąganiu Osiowemu

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Korzeniowski, Waldemar; Skrzypkowski, Krzysztof; Herezy, Łukasz

    2015-03-01

    stanowiska badawczego. Pomiar siły na stanowisku laboratoryjnym był wykonywany za pomocą czterech tensometrycznych czujników siły. Czujniki były rozmieszczone co 90 stopni na tarczy pomiarowej (Rys. 4). Całkowita siła rejestrowana podczas badań rozciągania żerdzi kotwowej była sumą wartości sił uzyskiwanych na poszczególnych czujnikach siły. Pomiar przemieszczeń elementów obudowy oraz wydłużenia żerdzi kotwowej był wykonywany za pomocą enkodera linkowego inkrementalnego. Enkoder przymocowany był na stałe do bloku siłowników (Rys. 6), natomiast linka enkodera przemieszczała się wraz z wysuwem tarczy pomiarowej (Rys. 6). W celu określenia odkształcenia materiału badanego elementu (żerdzi kotwowej) w badaniach zastosowano tensometry elektrooporowe typu kratowego (Rys. 7). Czujniki siły, przemieszczenia oraz odkształcenia zostały podłączone do uniwersalnego wzmacniacza pomiarowego QuantumX MX840, za pomocą wtyczek 15-pinowych. Podczas procesu rozciągania kotwy wyniki pomiarów siły, przemieszczenia oraz odkształcenia były rejestrowane na bieżąco za pomocą specjalistycznego programu z dziedziny technik pomiarowych "CATMAN - EASY". Wybór programu wynikał z możliwości współpracy z systemem operacyjnym MS Windows oraz połączenia komputera z uniwersalnym wzmacniaczem pomiarowym QuantumX MX840 poprzez kabel ethernetowy. Program umożliwiał bieżącą (on- -line) wizualizację i ocenę pomiaru. Ponadto po zakończeniu testu, tworzone były raporty dokumentujące wyniki pomiarów, które były zapisywane w rozszerzeniu pliku ASCII. Następnie dane były przesyłane do programu Microsoft Excel w celu analizy uzyskanych wyników. W badaniach zastosowano obudowę kotwową rozprężną, zainstalowaną w bloku symulującym górotwór o wytrzymałości skał na ściskanie wynoszącej 80MPa (Rys. 3), która była obciążana statycznie według ustalonego programu obciążenia uwzględniającego utrzymywanie zadanej osiowej siły rozci

  16. Bewehrte Betonbauteile unter Betriebsbedingungen: Forschungsbericht

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    Eligehausen, Rolf; Kordina, Karl; Schießl, Peter

    2000-09-01

    Vorwort. Teil I: Rißbreiten (Gert König) 1 Ein mechanisches Modell zur Erhöhung der Vorhersagegenauigkeit über die Rißbreiten unter Betriebsbedingungen (Gert König und Michael Fischer). 1.1 Einleitung und Zielsetzung. 1.2 Versuchsprogramm. 1.3 Meßtechnik. 1.4 Belastung und Versuchsdurchführung. 1.5 Literatur. 2 Rißbreiten und Verformungszunahme vorgespannter Bauteile unter wiederholter Last - und Zwangbeanspruchung (Gert König und Michael Fischer). 2.1 Einleitung und Zielsetzung. 2.2 Versuchsprogramm. 2.3 Auswertung. 2.4 Ausblick. 2.5 Literatur. 3 Rißverhalten von Beton bei plötzlicher Abkühlung (Viktor Mechtcherine und Harald S. Müller). 3.1 Einleitung. 3.2 Experimentelle Untersuchungen. 3.3 Formulierung eines Stoffgesetzes für thermisch beanspruchten Beton. 3.4 Riß entwicklung in einer Betonplatte unter Temperaturschock. 3.5 Zusammenfassung. 3.6 Literatur. 4 Stahlfaserbeton unter Betriebsbedingungen bei Dauerbeanspruchung (Bo Soon Kang, Bernd Schnütgen und Friedhelm Stangenberg). 4.1 Einleitung. 4.2 Wirkung von Stahlfasern im Beton. 4.3 Versuchsprogramm. 4.4 Untersuchungen zum Verbundverhalten. 4.5 Untersuchungen zum Verhalten unter Biegebeanspruchung. 4.6 Theoretische Untersuchungen. 4.7 Literatur. 5 Experimentelle Untersuchungen an Stahlbeton-Zugkörpern unter wiederholter Belastung zur Ermittlung des versteifenden Einflusses der Mitwirkung des Betons zwischen den Rissen (Petra Seibel und Gerhard Mehlhorn). 5.1 Einleitung. 5.2 Ansatz zur Bestimmung der Mitwirkung des Betons zwischen den Rissen nach Eurocode 2, Model Code 90 und Günther. 5.3 Experimentelle Untersuchungen. 5.4 Ergebnisse. 5.5 Zusammenfassung. 5.6 Literatur. 6 Riß- und Verformungsverhalten von vorgefertigten Spannbetonträgern unter Betriebsbedingungen bei besonderer Berücksichtigung des Betonalters (Monika Maske, Heinz Meichsner und Lothar Schubert). 6.1 Einleitung. 6.2 Beschreibung der Fertigteilträger. 6.3 Belastungsversuche. 6.4 Ergebnisse. 6.5 Zusammenfassung. 6