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Author: Richard Y. Pei
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: otec, gulf, mexico, conversion, energy, estimate, ocean, thermal, resource
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An analysis and first-order estimate of the thermal resource available in the Gulf of Mexico that can be profitably extracted by ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technology.The estimate is part of an overall goal to reduce uncertainties in OTEC technology and to better understand resource constraints.Technological and oceanographic considerations critical to the deployment of an OTEC power p......
Authors: Eugene C. Gritton, Joel Kvitky, Jan J. Leendertse
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Keywords: thermal, effects, problem, analysis, models, quality, simulation, water
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Description of RAND's water-quality simulation model and a heat transport model that has been incorporated into it in order to determine the effect of thermal discharge on aquatic ecosystems, an important issue in the increased construction of U.S. nuclear power plants.In addition to the hydrodynamic equations (continuity and momentum) used in the water-quality simulation model, a set of generaliz......
Author: Marvin Schaffer
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Keywords: microwave, irradiation, animals, small, response, thermal
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A review of experimental and analytical work involving microwave heating of small animals. Empirical correlations are attempted on rectal temperature data for mice and dogs assuming the homeostatic mechanisms respond as nonlinear controls with constant coefficients and only capacity lag. Considerable improvement is found over correlations made on the basis of proportional controls. It is shown tha......
Authors: Zoltan Spakovszky, Edward Greitzer
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Keywords: edward, greitzer, spakovszky, zoltan, energy, thermal
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Thermal Energyby Zoltan Spakovszky, Edward GreitzerPublisher: MIT OpenCourseWare 2002Description:The first part of the text is a review of fundamental thermodynamic concepts (e.g. energy exchange in propulsion and power processes), and is followed by the second law (e.g. reversibility and irreversibility, lost work). Next are applications of thermodynamics to engineering systems (e.g. propulsion a......
Authors: Harvey Gould, Jan Tobochnik
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Keywords: physics, statistical, thermal
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Thermal and Statistical Physicsby Harvey Gould, Jan TobochnikPublisher: Princeton University Press 2010Number of pages: 475Description:This text is about two closely related subjects: thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. Computer simulations and numerical calculations are used in a variety of contexts. The book is part of an effort to bring some of the recent advances in research into the und......
Author: A. D. Pierce
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Keywords: ground, isothermal, atmosphere, source, small, acoustic, gravity, waves, propagation
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A theoretical discussion of the influence of gravity on sound propagation from a small source in an isothermal atmosphere where ambient pressure and density decrease exponentially with height. Expressions are derived for the acoustic field in regions relatively close to the source, and the effects of the ground on this field are studied. The findings are applicable to the detection of high-altitud......
Authors: Eugene C. Gritton, Richard Y. Pei, Ron Hess
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: otec, executive, briefing, conversion, energy, evaluation, ocean, thermal, quantitative
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Documentation of a briefing summarizing the results of an independent quantitative evaluation by The RAND Corporation of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) for central station applications.OTEC uses the temperature difference between the warm surface waters of the ocean and the cold water from the depths to drive a power system which generates electricity.The electrical power is transmitted to......
Author: Chuan Chong Chen
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Keywords: effect, blooming, thermal, estimating, method
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Describes a simple method without the use of codes which has been developed to estimate the thermal blooming of a high-power focused laser beam propagating through an absorbing medium.Continuous wave laser beam propagation through an absorbing medium heats the medium along the path of the beam; the heating of the medium then induces a local change in the index of refraction of the medium which, in......
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