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    A Search for CO in the Local Group Dwarf Irregular Galaxy WLM

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    We present 12CO J = 1-0 and J = 2-1 observations of the low metallicity (12 + log(O/H) = 7.74) Local Group dwarf irregular galaxy WLM made with the 15 m SEST and 14 m FCRAO telescopes. Despite the presence a number of HII regions, we find no CO emission. We obtain low upper limits on the integrated intensity (I(CO) >= 0.18 K km/s for CO (1-0)). The non-detection is consistent with the result of Taylor, Kobulnicky and Skillman (1998), that dwarf galaxies below a metallicity of ~ 7.9 are not detected in CO emission. WLM shows that this trend continues for low metallicity galaxies even as their metallicities approach 7.9. These results are consistent with the models of the metal poor ISM by Norman and Spaans (1997). By comparing our CO data with observations of star formation in WLM, we find evidence for a high CO to H2_2 conversion factor.Comment: 11 pages, 3 figures, accepted by A&

    LOGSIM programmer's manual

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    A programmer's manual is reported for a Logic Simulator (LOGSIM) computer program that is a large capacity event simulator with the capability to accurately simulate the effects of certain unknown states, rise and fall times, and floating nodes in large scale metal oxide semiconductor logic circuits. A detailed description of the software with flow charts is included within the report

    Some transition metal complexes of 8-amino- quinoline

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    Transition metal complexes of 8-aminoquinolin

    LOGSIM user's manual

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    The user's manual for the LOGSIM Program is presented. All program options are explained and a detailed definition of the format of each input card is given. LOGSIM Program operations, and the preparation of LOGSIM input data are discused along with data card formats, postprocessor data cards, and output interpretation

    Use of active control technology to improve ride qualities of large transport aircraft

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    Analyses, construction and flight testing of two systems: Beta-vane and Modal Suppression Augmentation System (MSAS), which were developed to suppress gust induced lateral accelerations of large aircraft, are described. The 747 transport was used as the test vehicle. The purpose of the Beta-vane system is to reduce acceleration levels at the dutch roll frequency whereas the function of the MSAS system is to reduce accelerations due to flexible body motions caused by turbulence. Data from flight test, with both systems engaged shows a 50 to 70 percent reduction in lateral aft body acceleration levels. Furthermore, it is suggested that present day techniques used for developing dynamic equations of motion in the flexible mode region are limited

    Nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of mixed cable elements

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    This paper presents a family of finite elements for the nonlinear static and dynamic analysis of cables based on a mixed variational formulation in curvilinear coordinates and finite deformations. This formulation identifies stress measures, in the form of axial forces, and conjugate deformation measures for the nonlinear catenary problem. The continuity requirements lead to two distinct implementations: one with a continuous axial force distribution and one with a discontinuous. Two examples from the literature on nonlinear cable analysis are used to validate the proposed formulation for St VenantKirchhoff elastic materials. These studies show that displacements and axial forces are captured with high accuracy for both the static and the dynamic case
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