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RANN Utilization Experience (Case Studies 32 through 41).
Burger, T. M.; Massoglia, M. F.
National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C. Research Applied to National Needs., November 1976, 328 p.
This report contains case studies of the utilization of research results of ten Research Applied to National Needs (RANN) projects that were selected as being both broadly representative of the RANN program and of some interest and significance relative to national needs. The selection procedures were informal and were carried out interactively within NSF/RANN management. These case studies follow thirty-one that were previously prepared and distributed and will be followed by additional utilization case studies. Findings and analysis are confined to the individual cases. Subject areas include: (1) Creating and evaluating an experimental industry-university furniture R&D applications institute; (2) Innovation centers; (3) The less cash/less check society: an in-depth technology assessment; (4) Urban technology system; (5) Energy absorption characteristics of structural systems subjected to earthquake excitation; (6) Metromex; (7) The Texas Energy Advisory Council; (8) Tertiary oil recovery; (9) Assessment of a new textile technology; and (10) Automated bending system for the fabrication of ship frames.
Case studies; Projects; Research; Furniture; Textiles; Metal bending; Automation; Organizations; Oil recovery; Computer programming; Metropolitan meteorological experiment; Electronic fund transfer system; Earthquakes; Weather modification; Research applied to national needs; Cold working; Cash flow; Energy; Surveys; Utilization; Shipbuilding; Technology innovation; Urban planning; Institutes; Technology