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Biopesticides market research report categorizes global market on the basis of Active ingredient, applications, product types, crop type, and geography; forecasting revenue and analyzing trend
Activated Carbon Market report segmented the global market on the basis of products, applications, geography and presents a competitive landscape which covers different strategies and developments.
[341 Pages Report] Engineering plastics market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of applications, product types, and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues and analyzing trends.
Power Rental market research report segmentated by type of generators i.e. diesel, natural gas, and others. According to market research report global power rental market will grow from an estimated $7.8 billion in 2012 to $17 billion in 2017 with a compound annual growth rate of 17% during the same period.
An important aspect of the structural analysis process is the selection of the mathematical model and associated analysis method. Few absolute guidelines are available for the selection of an analysis method. The number of permutations resulting from various combinations of complicating physical features and mathematical models is virtually boundless. This decision should be based on an evaluation of the nature and complexity of the structure, a thorough understanding of the expected behavior, and knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of the various analysis options. Therefore, this module provides an overview for the structural analysis of steel girder bridges. Discussions include the applicable loads, descriptions of the various tools and techniques available, and considerations for selecting the appropriate application or technique for a given bridge. Key Words Steel Bridges, Analysis Models, 2D Grid, 3D Finite Element Model, Influence Surface, Live Load 19. Security Classif. (of this report) Unclassified Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) This document is disseminated under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for use of the information contained in this document. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Quality Assurance Statement The Federal Highway Administration provides high-quality information to serve Government, industry, and the public in a manner that promotes public understanding. Standards and policies are used to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of its information. FHWA periodically reviews quality issues and adjusts its programs and processes to ensure continuous quality improvement.
n this activity, students explore and compare planets in our solar system. Each student becomes the “ambassador” for a planet and prepares by researching their planet, then meets with other ambassadors to form new mini-solar systems. Materials StarDate: The Solar System or other reference material on the solar system. Activity Split the class into small groups; each group researches one planet. Students in the group make a list showing the planet’s atmosphere, size, mass, distance from the Sun, geology and surface features, surface temperature, and moons. They also write a sentence describing something unique or striking about their planet — an impression. National Science Education Standards • Content Standard in 5-8 Earth and Space Science (Earth in the solar system) • Content Standard in 5-8 Science as Inquiry (Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry) • Content Standard in 5-8 Physical Science (Properties of objects and materials) Have one ambassador from each group join with ambassadors from other groups. Each group need not have exactly the same planet mix, but there should not be duplicates of a planet within a solar-system group. The ambassadors interview each other to exchange information and impressions. Once they have shared their information, the ambassadors should consider how they could organize themselves. Some might want to arrange themselves in order of distance from the Sun. Others might notice that some planets are small and rocky and others large and gaseous. “Solar systems” may invent several organization schemes. They will note interesting or unexpected planetary features. For instance, Olympus Mons, a “super volcano” on Mars, seems odd. Have each system report to the class. Hints: The results may vary if the mix of planets is different in each system. The teacher should help students sum up the results, noting …
Background Following the Three Mile Island Unit 2 accident, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) developed a plan (NUREG-1050 – August 1985) to resolve the severe accident generic issue. This plan identified that utility commitment to excellence in risk management, including prevention and mitigation, is key to protection of public health and safety; it also identified the need for new severe accident research. The requirements for an Accident Management Program were outlined by the NRC in SECY 88 012, which included accident management strategies, accident management training, calculation aids, instrumentation requirements, and utility organization and decision making for severe accidents. In 1992, the Electric Power Research Institute detailed a technical basis for severe accident management in TR 101869. Following issuance of that report, each of the three Owners Groups (Westinghouse [WOG], Combustion Engineering [CEOG] and Babcock & Wilcox [B&WOG]) developed generic severe accident management guidance (SAMG) support material that served as a framework for each utility’s SAMG program. In a docketed letter to the NRC, each utility committed to implementing and maintaining a plant-specific SAMG program based on the Owners Group products. Based on implementation questions, the CEOG subsequently developed additional computational aids for its SAMG and the WOG issued a Revision 1 to its SAMG. These SAMGs are one of the bases for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) requirements in Safety Guide No. NS-G-2.15. After the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011, the NRC issued a draft procedure for inspection of the utility Severe Accident Management programs. These inspections will be conducted as part of the reactor oversight process and will focus on the utility’s periodic maintenance of and training on the SAMG. In addition, the NRC and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operators are reviewing the scope and content of the current SAMG programs in the United States with respect to insights learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident to determine the extent to which program upgrades are appropriate.
Economy Economic conditions have weakened in the Raleigh-Durham HMA during the past 2 years. In 2009, nonfarm employment in the HMA declined by 28,500 jobs, or 3.5 percent, to an average of 783,900 jobs. The unemployment rate was 8.4 percent, the highest rate in more than 20 years. During the past decade, high technology and biotechnology research and development have become more important to the local economy. The HMA is expected to add more than 35,000 jobs during the 3-year forecast period. The Raleigh-Durham Housing Market Area (HMA) includes the combined Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Areas, which consist of seven counties. For purposes of this report, the HMA has been divided into three submarkets: the Wake County submarket, which includes the state capital city of Raleigh; the Durham County submarket, which includes the city of Durham; and the Remainder submarket, which includes Chatham, Franklin, Johnston, Orange, and Person Counties. Sales Market The home sales market in the Raleigh-Durham HMA is soft in all submarkets due to overbuilding and lower demand. Sales vacancy rates exceed 2 percent and other vacant units that are being held off the market have increased since 2000. During the next 3 years, an estimated 29,950 new market-rate homes will be needed in the HMA, a portion of which will be satisfied by 1,875 homes currently under construction. (See Table 1.) ...
Significant Quotes from the Downstream Strategies Economic Study: Based on the findings of this report, state and local leaders should reconsider their singular focus on the extraction of coal resources in southern West Virginia and chart a common path forward with local citizens that not only preserves private profits, but also strives – as a central objective – to sustain the local economy over the long term.” “As demonstrated by these calculations (in the report), a wind farm on Coal River Mountain combined with a new local wind industry would provide the greatest long-term economic benefits to the citizens of Raleigh County. In contrast, mountaintop removal coal mines would provide larger short-term economic output and greater profits to the landholding companies that own the coal and the mining company poised to begin mining. But these profits would come at the cost of generating human health and environmental externalities.” “In short, the private interests of the landholding companies and the leaseholders suggest one course of action (MTR), while the long-term benefits to local citizens and the county suggest an alternative (wind).” “As shown (in the study), should a local turbine manufacturing (plant) be available, the number of jobs and the associated earnings and economic output would be much more significant (than the proposed MTR) for the Coal River Mountain wind farm. In the long-term (five investment cycles), the wind farm will generate 28% more jobs than the mountaintop removal. Jobs in the local wind industry scenario will generate 314% more jobs than the mountaintop removal.” The Full Report can be downloaded at www.CoalRiverWind.org
The North Carolina economy is transforming in many ways and on many levels. One key transformation involves the State’s shift from an economy based on traditional manufacturing to a new economy driven increasingly by knowledge-intensive, business services activities. In response to this transformation, many firms are changing their products or production processes and offering expanded services as they adapt new technologies and build closer ties with suppliers and customers. Just as important is continued service sector growth, which is creating a large demand for both jobs requiring high skills and offering high wages and jobs requiring minimal skills, leaving a significant gap in the demand for jobs in the “middle.” When viewed in the aggregate, economic and occupational shifts are having dramatic impacts on the state’s workforce. This “State of the North Carolina Workforce” report seeks to shed light on statewide trends and to unmask significant regional patterns in job creation and its impact on the demand for workers. In particular, the study examines economic and workforce development patterns in the state’s urban areas, small towns, and rural communities as well as North Carolina’s geographic regions–the Mountains, Piedmont, and Coast. Based on an in-depth quantitative analysis of the current and projected labor market supply and demand, the goal of the study is to describe North Carolina’s progress to date and the challenges and opportunities for completing a successful economic transformation. ...