The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) uses Angular Dependence Models
(ADMs) to convert satellite observed radiances to radiative fluxes at the top of the
atmosphere. Owing to errors in scene identification and to the relationship between
the spatial scales of cloud systems and the spatial resolution of the ERBE scanner,...
Background: The use of high-Z nanoparticles as radiation dose enhancers has been researched thoroughly over the past decade. High-Z nanoparticles introduced to a medium increase the probability of photoelectric absorption. This leads to an increase in the production of short range characteristic and Auger electrons and, thus, local radiation dose....
In this work, a method for solving the differential form of the radiative transfer equation was implemented into an existing three-dimensional thermal-hydraulic computer program known as TEMPEST. The method used was the P-l approximation, where the angular distribution of the radiation intensity is represented by a truncated series of spherical...
A two-dimensional model for predicting the rate of radiation
heat transfer for the interior of an industrial furnace is described.
The model is two-dimensional due to the assumptions of the heat
source as an infinite radiating plane and the heat sink as rows of
parallel tubes that are both infinite...
A model is developed that allows the prediction of the stress-strain
distribution in a mixed carbide sphere pac fuel pin during
irradiation. The model is coupled with a previously developed model
for the thermal behavior of the pin. The one-dimensional (radial at
various axial locations) solution is for quasi-steady pin...
Radiation therapy treatment planning and optimization requires accurate, precise,
and fast computation of absorbed dose to all critical and target volumes in a patient. A
new method for speeding up the computational costs of Monte Carlo dose calculations is
described that employs a hybrid classical-quantum computing architecture.
Representative results are...
One method of estimating the longwave radiative heating of the atmosphere is to
combine satellite observations of emitted radiances with those computed from synoptic
temperature and humidity profiles. Modeled and observed radiances are brought into
agreement by altering cloud properties or even by adjusting the temperature and water
Honeybees and honey combs are good indicators of environmental contamination and can be important for dose calculations. In the event of reactor accidents and nuclear weapon testing, the released radioactive materials are likely to be transported through various environmental pathways as well as by humans and animals, including bees. Due...
A rotating, flat plate condensation experiment has been developed to
investigate the heat of the Rotating Bubble Membrane Radiator (RBMR). The
RBMR is a proposed heat rejection system for space applications which uses
working fluid condensation on the inside surface of a rotating sphere to
reject heat to space. The...