Lawrence A. Hawkins

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Minimizing power consumption is a key requirement in the system design of an energy storage flywheel. For magnetic bearing supported flywheels, synchronous power losses can be reduced by proper use of well established control approaches. Analysis and test results of amplifier and actuator power consumption are presented for several different control(More)
Shock and vibration testing of an Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) supported energy storage flywheel is presented. The flywheel is under development at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (UTCEM) for application in a transit bus. The flywheel is gimbal mounted to reduce the gyroscopic forces transmitted to the magnetic bearings during pitching(More)
The design and initial testing of a five axis magnetic bearing system in an energy storage flywheel is presented. The flywheel is under development at the University of Texas Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) for application in a transit bus. CalNetix performed the system dynamic analysis, developed the magnetic bearing control algorithms, and developed(More)
The relationships between psychology and ergonomics centre around the concept of stress. This paper outlines the concept that stress is a mismatch between the demands made on an individual and his ability to cope. The nature and theories of stress are reviewed and sources of stress in the nursing profession are analysed. Coping is recognized as a way of(More)
The labelling of o-iodo-hippuric acid (hippuran) with 123I by several methods was investigated with a view to producing a simple one-step kit preparation. The requirements for the final product are high labelling efficiency and high radiochemical purity. A method which incorporates CuSO4·5H2O as a catalyst was found which gave promising preliminary results.(More)
Monoclonal antibodies to epithelial-cell antigenic determinants, labelled with 123I and 125I, were administered parenterally to immunodeficient mice bearing human tumours derived from a human cancer cell line. Anterior, posterior and lateral radioscans of the body were taken with a gamma scintillation camera at various times from immediately to 65 days(More)
Active magnetic bearings (AMBs) are being used for an increasing number of compressors in the oil and gas industry. The applications include cryogenic compressor-expanders, subsea processing, pipeline and other process compressors. The use of AMBs allows totally sealed machines, reduced maintenance, elimination of the lube oil system, enhanced monitoring(More)
Seven patients with small volume ovarian carcinoma, remaining after conventional therapy with surgery and a platinum containing chemotherapy regimen, were treated with intraperitoneal monoclonal antibody guided radiotherapy. 100 mCi131I conjugated to 10 mg of monoclonal antibody were injected i.p. in 2,000 ml peritoneal dialysis fluid. Patients were(More)
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