2011

K.S. Agbli, M.C. Péra, D. Hissel, O. Rallières, C. Turpin, I. Doumbia, Multiphysics simulation of a PEM electrolyser: Energetic Macroscopic Representation approach, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 36, Issue 2, January 2011, Pages 1382-1398, ISSN 0360-3199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.069.
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Agbli, K.S., Hissel, D., Péra, M.C., Doumbia, I., EMR modelling of a hydrogen-based electrical energy storage, European Physical Journal – Applied Physics, vol. 54, n°2, pp. 23404-p1/p11, 2011.
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B. Bahloul, A. Bentabet, L. Amirouche, Y. Bouhadda, N. Fenineche, Structural, electronic, elastic and thermodynamical properties of BaxSr1-xLiH3, Physica Scripta, Volume 84, Issue 6, 2011, article numero. 065705, ISSN: 00318949, 10.1088/0031-8949/84/06/065705.

 

M. Becherif, D. Hissel, S. Gaagat, M. Wack, Electrical equivalent model of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell with experimental validation, Renewable Energy, Volume 36, Issue 10, October 2011, Pages 2582-2588, ISSN 0960-1481, 10.1016/j.renene.2010.04.025.
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Y. Bouhadda, N. Kheloufi, A. Bentabet, Y. Boudouma, N.Fenineche, K. Benyalloul, Thermodynamic functions from lattice dynamic of KMgH3 for hydrogen storage applications, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 509, Issue 37, 2011, Pages 8994-8998,ISSN: 09258388, 10.1016/j.jallcom.2011.07.022.

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Y. Bouhadda, N. Fenineche, Y. Boudouma, Hydrogen storage: Lattice dynamics of orthorhombic NaMgH3, Physica B: Condensed Matter, Volume 406, Issue 4, 2011, Pages 1000-1003, ISSN: 09214526, 10.1016/j.physb.2010.12.048.

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P. Briois, C. Mazataud, S. Fourcade, F. Mauvy, J-C. Grenier, A. Billard, Synthesis and characterization of apatite structure sputter deposited coatings dedicated to intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Volume 158, Issue 12, 2011, Pages B1479-B1484, ISSN: 00134651, 10.1149/2.026112jes.
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P. Coddet, M.C. Pera, A. Billard, Reactive co-sputter deposition of YSZ coatings using plasma emission monitoring, Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 205, Issue 16, 15 May 2011, Pages 3987-3991, ISSN 0257-8972, 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.02.024.
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P. Coddet, M.C. Pera, A. Billard, Planar solid oxide fuel cell: Electrolyte deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering and cell test, Fuel Cells, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2011, Pages 158-164, 16156846, 10.1002/fuce.201000123.
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Fei Gao; Blunier, B.; Bouquain, D.; Miraoui, A.; , Model based DC power source emulator for electrical and hybrid electrical vehicles drive train tests, Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), 2011 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1-6, 6-9 Sept. 2011
doi: 10.1109/VPPC.2011.6042989
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Fei Gao; Chrenko, D.; Blunier, B.; Bouquain, D.; Miraoui, A.; , Multi-rates fuel cell emulation with spatial reduced real-time fuel cell modelling, Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting (IAS), 2011 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1-8, 9-13 Oct. 2011
doi: 10.1109/IAS.2011.6074301
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Fei Gao; Blunier, B.; Simões, M.G.; Miraoui, A.; , PEM Fuel Cell Stack Modeling for Real-Time Emulation in Hardware-in-the-Loop Applications, Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on , vol.26, no.1, pp.184-194, March 2011
doi: 10.1109/TEC.2010.2053543
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W. Gao, W-Y. Li, H. Liao, C.Coddet, Electrical properties of atmospheric plasma-sprayed La10(SiO4)6O3 electrolyte coatings, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, volume 20, Issue 4, 2011, Pages 888-891, 10.1007/s11666-011-9625-1.

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Gérard, M., Poirot-Crouvezier, J.-Ph., Hissel, D., Péra, M.C., Ripple Current Effects on PEMFC Ageing Test by Experimental and Modeling, ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, vol. 8, pp. 021004-1/5, 2011.
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L.W. Huang, O. Elkedim, R. Hamzaoui, First principles investigation of the substitutional doping of Mn in Mg2Ni phase and the electronic structure of Mg3MnNi 2 phase, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 509 (SUPPL. 1), 2011, Pages S328-S333, ISSN: 09258388, 10.1016/j.jallcom.2010.08.129.

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Kabalo, M., Blunier, B., Bouquain, D., Simoes, M.G., Miraoui, A., Modeling and control of 4-phase floating interleaving boost converter, IECON 2011 – 37th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, pp. 3026 – 3032, 2011. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IECON.2011.6119792
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Matraji, I., Laghrouche, S., Wack, M., Cascade control of the moto-compressor of a PEM fuel cell via second order sliding mode, 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC), pp. 633 – 638, 2011. Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/CDC.2011.6161412
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R. Onanena, L. Oukhellou, D. Candusso, F. Harel, D. Hissel, P. Aknin, « Fuel cells static and dynamic characterizations as tools for the estimation of their ageing time », International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 36, Issue 2, January 2011, Pages 1730-1739, ISSN 0360-3199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.064.
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Solano, J., Hissel, D., Péra, M.C., Amiet, M., Practical Control Structure and Energy Management of a Heavy Duty Hybrid Electric Vehicle, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 60, n°9, pp. 4138-4152, 2011.
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Steiner, N., Hissel, D., Moçoteguy, Ph., Candusso, D., Non intrusive diagnosis of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells flooding issues by wavelet packet transform, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, n°1, pp. 740-746, 2011.
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Tirnovan, R., Giurgea, S., Miraoui, A., Strategies for optimizing the opening of the outlet air circuit’s nozzle to improve the efficiency of the PEMFC generator, Applied Energy, Volume 88, Issue 4, Pages 1197-1204, 2011.
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N. Yousfi Steiner, D. Hissel, Ph. Moçotéguy, D. Candusso, Diagnosis of polymer electrolyte fuel cells failure modes (flooding & drying out) by neural networks modeling, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 36, Issue 4, February 2011, Pages 3067-3075, ISSN 0360-3199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.10.077.
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K. Wang, D. Hissel, M.C. Péra, N. Steiner, D. Marra, M. Sorrentino, C. Pianese, M. Monteverde, P. Cardone, J. Saarinen, A Review on solid oxide fuel cell models, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 36, Issue 12, June 2011, Pages 7212-7228, ISSN 0360-3199, 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2011.03.051.
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W.Z. Wang, F. Sun, X.P. Guo, H. Liao, O. Elkedim, J.C. Liang, Effect of substrate surface temperature on the microstructure and ionic conductivity of lanthanum silicate coatings deposited by plasma spraying, Surface and Coatings Technology, volume 205, Issue 12, 2011, Pages 3665-3670, 10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.01.005.

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Wasterlain, S., Candusso, D., Harel, F., Hissel, D., François, X., Development of new test instruments and protocols for the diagnostic of fuel cell stacks, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 196, n°12, pp. 5332-5340, 2011.
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Wasterlain, S., Harel, F., Candusso, D., Hissel, D., François, X., A New High Voltage Impedance Spectrometer for the Diagnostics of Fuel Cell Stacks, ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology, vol. 8, pp. 024052-1/6, 2011.
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L. Zhu, N. Zhang, B. Zhang, F. Sun, R. Bolot, M-P. Planche, H. Liao, C. Coddet, Very low pressure plasma sprayed alumina and yttria-stabilized zirconia thin dense coatings using a modified transferred arc plasma torch, Applied Surface Science, Volume 258, Issue 4, 2011, Pages 1422-1428, 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.09.095

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L. Zhu, N.Zhang, R. Bolot, M-P. Planche, H.Liao, C. Coddet, Very low pressure plasma sprayed yttria-stabilized zirconia coating using a low-energy plasma gun, Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, volume 105, Issue 4, 2011, Pages 991-996, 10.1007/s00339-011-6529-3.

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L. Zhu, N. Zhang, F. Sun, R. Bolot, M-P. Planche, H. Liao, C. Coddet, Thin yttria-stabilized zirconia coatings deposited by low-energy plasma spraying under very low pressure condition, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, volume 20, Issue 5, 2011, Pages 1118-1124, 10.1007/s11666-011-9659-4.

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As we’ve mentioned previously, professional wrestling is much harder than it looks. Sure, the moves may be choreographed and the results predetermined, but like any job that entails two half naked giants throwing furniture at each other, there are always going to be some accidents.
The trouble is that when the performers involved are both huge and insane, one accident can escalate play fighting into the real thing pretty quickly. Like .
On December 8, 1977, famous Japanese wrestler Antonio Inoki fought a much bigger, hairier guy also named Antonio. He was a Croatian Canadian who called himself the Great Antonio because apparently the defining features of greatness are hobo facial hair and D cup breasts.
By that definition, Taft was America’s greatest president.
He built a career as a strongman pulling city buses and airplanes across the tarmac, but he hadn’t done much professional wrestling. Without knowing much about the guy, Inoki still agreed to a match, likely thinking, « How hard can it be to out wrestle a fat guy in a rolled down April O’Neil jumpsuit? »
Before the match, they agreed that the advantage would swing between the fighters for awhile, but Inoki would ultimately come out on top. It was, after all, in Japan, and the home crowd wanted to see Inoki destroy this sloppy Western villain. The Great Antonio was more than willing to play the antagonist in the bout he was so eager, in fact, that he antagonized Inoki into actually beating the piss out of him.
Antonio Inoki, seen here dressed as Che Guevara for some reason.
While strength, dexterity and a fancy finishing move are all important to professional wrestling, the primary ingredient is acting you have to know how to throw yourself across the ring even though your opponent only nudged you. But about two minutes into the match, the Great Antonio made it very clear that he wasn’t going to be doing any of that.
In fact, you can almost see the moment when he realizes, « Wait a minute, only one of us has ‘The Great’ in front of his name. I should be winning. » So when Inoki threw a kick at him, instead of « selling » the move (that is, stumbling backward as if he’d been hit with a real blow), he just stood there. In other words, he basically just told the crowd, « See? All of this is fake. »
As you can see, Inoki tried to keep the match moving along. He continued to flop around as though he was actually locked in a vicious battle with the dozy buffalo standing still in the middle of the ring. But Inoki started to lose his temper.
Finally, the Great Antonio lumbered in for the kill, clubbing Inoki in the chest and the neck as hard as he could with one of his ham sized arms. Inoki patiently accepted the blows and then carefully explained to the Great Antonio that they weren’t playing anymore, in the language of fists.
The Great Antonio responded in the language of Jell O.
After striking Antonio six or seven times in the face, Inoki grabbed one of his tree trunk legs and dropped him to the ground. As the Great Antonio clumsily tried to get his 350 pounds back up on two pudgy feet, Inoki took his time walking around the whale of a man and proceeded to stomp the crap out of his head for what seemed like 7,000 blows too many.
Head stomping is like running. Sometimes you just get lost in the zone.
Once Inoki was certain that the Great Antonio was successfully beached, he finally lost interest and wandered away. The Great Antonio lay bleeding on the mat, perhaps thinking about what happens when you violate the one rule on which all professional wrestling hinges, or maybe just cake. Probably cake.
Brain damage makes him hungry.
Strangely, this was only the second most ridiculous match of Antonio Inoki’s career .
4. Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio InokiComing off his final fight with Joe Frazier, legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was looking for new people to punch in the face, and was basically out of boxers. His search for opponents took him to Tokyo for a match against, yes, Antonio Inoki (who was almost as famous in Japan as Ali was in the United States). What could possibly go wrong?
Inoki might have a bee sting allergy?
Together, they decided to pile drive logic and have a mixed rules match between two completely incompatible fighting styles, one of them completely fake. Naturally, everyone assumed that this fight would be staged as well. Everyone, that is, except Inoki, who went on record before the fight, saying:
« I don’t know how seriously Muhammad Ali is taking the fight, but if he doesn’t take it seriously, he could suffer damage. I’m going in there fighting. I may even break his arm. »
« I’ll throw a bitch at him. I don’t even care! »
He was sincerely training to wholesale jerseys wrestle a boxing champion who not only had no knowledge about wrestling, but would also be wearing giant, clumsy mittens during the match. As the event neared, Ali realized that the fight would be real, and his camp frantically tried to renegotiate the rules. Those new rules restricted Inoki from throwing, tackling or using pretty much any other wrestling move while fighting Ali, which was like asking Ali not to punch or write poems about how much his opponents suck.
« Instead, we’ll settle the whole match via extended man groping. »
So how did Inoki manage to overcome these overwhelming odds? He laid down. Not in the metaphorical sense; he literally laid down in the middle of the ring and kicked at Ali like a fussy toddler who didn’t want to go to bed. His only recourse was to stay on the ground and make Ali come down to him, offering a few kicks to the shins and thighs for good measure.
The strategy worked, too. Ali had no idea what to do. He tried to goad his opponent into getting back to his feet and fighting properly by shouting « Coward Inoki! » and « Inoki no fight! » but the Japanese wrestler was not going to be shamed into fighting a losing battle. In the fourth round he backed Ali into a corner, landing a series of kicks, and in the sixth round he tripped Ali and sat on his face for a little while.PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Myles Jack knows everybody is wondering what he’ll do for an encore.
UCLA’s freshman linebacker turned tailback isn’t expecting to run wild when Washington visits the Rose Bowl on Friday night. He’s just hoping to contribute to a win over his hometown team on the 13th ranked Bruins’ path back to the Pac 12 title game.
Jack supplemented his growing defensive presence with a jaw dropping, 120 yard rushing performance at Arizona last week. Even his teammates were surprised.
« I guess they didn’t really know I played running back in high school, » Jack said.
Washington coach Steve Sarkisian isn’t surprised by anything Jack does: He recruited Jack heavily out of high school in Bellevue, Wash., to play either running back or linebacker.
« He’s definitely talented enough to do that, » Sarkisian said.
The Bruins (7 2, 4 2 Pac 12) likely will need all the offense they can get to take on the Huskies (6 3, 3 3), who have scored 100 points in their last two games. Even if Jack doesn’t take a handoff against Washington and UCLA coach Jim Mora isn’t tipping his hand nobody will be surprised if a high scoring contest breaks out between two teams still hoping for big finishes.
UCLA controls its destiny for a third straight Pac 12 South title and a trip to the conference championship game, but Washington still has designs on an upper tier bowl game in the fifth season under Sarkisian, who has a strong friendship with Mora.
The Huskies arguably have even more elite offensive playmakers than the vaunted Bruins, with quarterback Keith Price using tailback Bishop Sankey and tight end Austin Seferian Jenkins to score 37 points per game this season.
UCLA’s offensive talent has been dogged by several injuries hence Jack’s surprising turn in the backfield last week. The Bruins hope their offense stays on track at the Rose Bowl, where they’ve scored 199 points in four games this season.
Here are five reasons to watch the Bruins go after their 12th win in the schools’ last 15 meetings:
HUNDLEY HEATING UP: Jack isn’t the only UCLA player gathering steam down the stretch. Quarterback Brett Hundley has bounced back nicely from two poor games at Stanford and Oregon, passing for 500 yards and four touchdowns in the Bruins’ last two games. Hundley, already third in school history in total offense, is eager to put a big finish on his second season and maybe his last, if the redshirt sophomore heads to the NFL.
WARY OF ASJ: UCLA’s defense knows all about Sankey and Price, but the Bruins are equally worried about Seferian Jenkins, the most prolific tight end in Washington history. Linebacker Anthony Barr reached into the Bruins’ recent past to find a comparable challenge: hulking ex UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria, currently catching passes for the Detroit Lions. « He reminds me of Joe Fauria, except (Seferian Jenkins) runs better routes, » Barr said.
TACKLE SHUTOUT: Speaking of Barr, the elite NFL prospect didn’t make a tackle last week against Arizona. Mora thinks he knows why the shutout, and he doesn’t expect it to happen against the Huskies. « He was tackled about six times, » Mora said of Barr. « He probably would have had six sacks. It was a shame what they got away with. »
SOCAL WORK: The Huskies are loaded with Southern California talent all the way up to their head coach, a Torrance native who recruits the Southland extensively. area. Sarkisian isn’t the only local boy eager to put on a good show back home in the schools’ first meeting since 2010. « I think any time you get to go home and play in front of your friends and family, that’s a wholesale nfl jerseys unique experience for them, » Sarkisian said. « And to play in the Rose Bowl in January is the ultimate goal, so to get a taste of the venue in the regular season at some point in their career I think is really motivating, especially if you go out and you play well. »
TURNOVER TIDE: Washington finally saw some defensive results of its emphasis on turnovers last week against Colorado, scoring 21 points off Buffaloes turnovers. UCLA is usually careful with the ball, but the Huskies will keep trying to take it away. « Our defensive coaches have just been hammering it home, » Sarkisian said. « The dam was getting ready to break, and it was just a matter of time. It finally broke, and hopefully for the next three games, we just have an onslaught on the football. »5 Green Kitchen Countertop Alternatives
If remodeling your kitchen could be compared to baking, then the kitchen countertop is the proverbial icing on the cake. Technically, the « greenest » countertop is the one you already have; that is, if you can refurbish it. However, if your current counter is a lost cause, consider installing one of these eco friendly kitchen countertops.
In keeping with the theme, this is our own little version of « eat this, not that. »
Granite and marble countertops are among the most desirable, but quarrying natural stone depletes the earth’s resources. Engineered stone became popular for emulating this luxurious look, though its manufacturing process isn’t very eco friendly, either. Concrete counters can be green if the aggregate is recycled, but some find the look too austere.
Everyone has lived in a house or apartment with Formica laminate countertops. Laminate sure is cheap, but it has a stigma attached to it, and for good reason: the resins used to make it contain formaldehyde, which can off gas and compromise the air quality in your home. However, paper composite counters offer the same durability without all the icky chemicals. By impregnating post consumer recycled paper with a small amount of resin, the result is a waterproof and heat resistant counter.
EcoTop PaperStone Richlite ShetkaSTONE View a slideshow of paper composite counters.
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There’s no arguing: wood counters make a kitchen look really warm and inviting. Yes, it’s a natural material, but it takes years and years to grow hardwood trees large enough to harvest. However, if your counters are made from wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), you can rest assured it was not the product of clear cutting. Choose woods that are native to your region to cut down on transportation.
Bamboo, a rapidly renewable resource, is another eco friendly alternative, but the greenest wood countertop of all is reclaimed wood.
Ceramic tile is the material of choice for budget conscious remodelers, but it’s only green if its made from recycled content, and that usually only accounts for a small percentage. Glass tiles can be made from a much higher percentage of recycled materials, up to 100%; and after the fact, it’s easier to recycle glass than ceramics, consuming a lot less energy in the manufacturing process.
These tiles are a durable, affordable and attractive alternative available in a wide range of colors and customized formats to ceramics, which tend to chip and crack. Keep in mind that glass tiles are susceptible to scratches, and some manufacturers do caution against using them for countertops. At the very least, glass tiles make for beautiful backsplashes. Manufacturers include:
If you want a very modern kitchen or one that is fit for an iron chef, give recycled aluminum counters a try. Look for counters that contain around 50 60% recycled material. Mining metal creates a lot of pollution, so choosing recycled aluminum is definitely an eco friendly countertop option. While aluminum is not quite as strong as steel, with these products you’d never know the difference:
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