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— Parameterization and Observability Analysis of Scalable Battery Clusters for Onboard Thermal Management — Thermal management is an important issue for lithium ion batteries, as overheating may result in disastrous consequences. Although the battery surface temperature is commonly measured, the core temperature of a cell may be much higher hence more(More)
The present report describes an initial characterization of actin from non-infected roots and symbiotic nodules of Phaseolus vulgaris L. cv. Negro damapa. Using anti-actin monoclonal antibodies, a 42-kDa polypeptide was identified in plant extracts. After two-dimensional SDS-PAGE analysis and Western blotting of actin fractions enriched using(More)
Profilin from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) was purified to homogeneity by poly-L-Pro affinity chromatography and gel filtration. The hypocotyl and symbiotic root nodule protein was detected as a single isoform with a 14.4-kD molecular mass and an isoelectric point of 5.3. Partial amino acid and DNA sequencing of a full-length cDNA clone confirmed its(More)
OBJECTIVE Revised treatment goals suggested by the third report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Adult Treatment Panel (ATP III) represent a challenge to both physicians and the health care industry. We sought to quantify the impact of these changes in a large managed care population being treated with statin therapy. METHODS Using(More)
— Lithium ion batteries should always be prevented from overheating and, hence, thermal monitoring is indispensable. Since only the surface temperature of the battery can be measured, a thermal model is needed to estimate the core temperature of the battery, which can be higher and more critical. In this paper, an online parameter identification scheme is(More)
— Temperature monitoring is a critical issue for lithium ion batteries. Since only the surface temperature of the battery can be measured, a thermal model is needed to estimate the core temperature, which can be higher and hence more critical. In this paper, an on-line parameter identification scheme is designed for a cylindrical lithium ion battery thermal(More)
In this paper, for the first time, an equivalent circuit electrical model is integrated with a two-state thermal model to form an electro-thermal model for cylindrical lithium ion batteries. The parameterization of such model for an A123 26650 LiFePO 4 cylindrical battery is presented. The resistances and capaci-tances of the equivalent circuit model are(More)
—This paper examines reference governor (RG) methods for satisfying state constraints in Li-ion batteries. Mathematically , these constraints are formulated from a first principles electrochemical model. Consequently, the constraints explicitly model specific degradation mechanisms, such as lithium plating, lithium depletion, and overheating. This contrasts(More)
Quality management and improvement are increasingly important to managed care organizations (MCOs) as competition increases. One key area on which quality improvement programs can focus is MCO activity in helping patients remain healthy. Screening for and treatment of hyperlipidemia are important components of the preventive care of patients who are at risk(More)