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Dynamic response of concrete-faced rockfill dams in rectangular canyons
An analytical closed-form solution has been developed for steady-state lateral response of concrete-face rockfill dams built in rectangular canyons. The canyon is assumed to be rigid, while the dam is idealized as a three-dimensional linearly-hysteretic elastic body deforming in shear and bending. Both free and base induced oscillations are studied ...
The role of the left fusiform gyrus in reading: An examination of Chinese character recognition
The left fusiform gyrus is hypothesized to be selectively involved in visual word processing. Nevertheless, the particular components of reading to which this area responds is the subject of much controversy. In Experiment 1, activity in the left fusiform gyrus was measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while subjects performed ...
A Scalable Locality-aware Adaptive Work-stealing Scheduler for Multi-core Task Parallelism
Recent trend has made it clear that the processor makers are committed to the multicore chip designs. The number of cores per chip is increasing, while there is little or no increase in the clock speed. This parallelism trend poses a significant and urgent challenge on computer software because programs have to be written or transformed into a ...
On accelerating the searches for compilation sequences in an adaptive compiler
Recent research show that adaptive compiler can produce consistent improvement over a traditional fixed-sequence compiler by conducting feedback-directed searches for good compilation sequences for specific programs, machines and performance objectives. However, such improvement is usually achieved at very high search cost. This thesis proposes two ...