Under researched somatosensory contributions to postural stability, in addition to high
incident rates of foot injury in the physically active population, lead to two investigative
studies. An initial research study compared variables of two postural stability
assessment devices to determine reliability of outcome measures and commonality of
outcome measures to...
A study regarding steady-state conditions in boiling water
reactors was conducted in order to provide consistent initial conditions
for transient analysis using the computer simulation code,
RETRAN. Consistent steady states were generated with the RETRAN
model of the system by first establishing a reference state, and then
obtaining other steady...
A method is presented for appraising the hazards to nuclear
power plants from missiles from surface traffic accident explosions.
Due to the infrequency with which surface traffic accident explosions
occur and the poor records kept concerning them, a probabilistic
method is chosen to investigate the overall hazards potential to
The limiting conditions of operation with regard to
system stability for BWRs are presently set using
computer models which employ conservative assumptions
regarding the mechanisms which affect stability.
Development of BWR models using "best estimate" codes,
such as RETRAN, may allow more exact stability limits to
be determined and precise...
The goal of this study is the modeling of a postulated break
of the steam line at the containment penetration of the Trojan
Nuclear Plant which is owned and operated by Portland General
Electric. To perform this modeling, the RETRAN computer code
package was utilized. RETRAN is designed to provide...
A detailed formulation of the momentum equation
including the Baroczy model for two phase friction is
presented in this thesis. Numerical techniques for solving
this equation along with the remainder of the describing
equations are also presented. This model has been
incorporated into an existing thermal hydraulic code for
A vital safety concern in the analysis of nuclear power reactors
is the thermal hydraulic behavior of the reactor coolant system
under steady state and transient conditions. The goal of this
study has been to develop an appropriate model for the U-tube type
steam generators in a typical pressurized water...
Within The Lamplighter, a novel written in 1854, Maria
Susanna Cummins defines a version of the sentimental novel
that significantly differs from the prescriptive analysis
male critics have offered for the genre. This thesis
argues that feminist theory and recent rhetorical theory
have caused a critical paradigm shift that has...
Evaporation synergy is a phenomenon that occurs between different classes of soil and allows for a greater amount/quantity of soil water evaporation. 20 of the 66 soil texture class combinations have been shown to exhibit evaporation synergy (Fisher, 2012), however the impact of column width on the functionality of this...