critical section


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critical section

A non-re-entrant piece of code that can only be executed by one process at a time. It will usually terminate in bounded time and a process will only have to wait a bounded time to enter it. Some synchronisation mechanism is required at the entry and exit of the critical section to ensure exclusive use.

critical section

In structures, that section or position where failure is most likely to occur.
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The critical sections Sca of wires (cables) are their cross sections that are not able to withstand the current loads acting on them with one or another amplitude-temporal parameters (ATPs), leading to the appearance of the electric explosion (EE) phenomenon of metal cores (shells) of specified wires and cables and, accordingly, to their failure [1, 2].
The main objective of this study was to propose a simple calculation model of the addition fixed-end rotation due to strain penetration at the yielding (rebar strain at the critical section reaches the yield strain) and nominal ultimate states (concrete strain in the extreme compressed fibre reaches the ultimate strain).
The approach that in continuous beams reinforced with FRP reinforcement, moment redistribution in critical sections is not allowed could be conservative [21].
To calculate the shear strength, the shear reinforcement amount ([A.sub.f] x [f.sub.fu] or [A.sub.v] x [f.sub.y]) is represented by the product of the tensile strength and the shear reinforcement cross-sectional area existing within the critical section. The SB-480 and GA-480 specimens had the same shear reinforcement amount, whereas the SB-680 specimen had a greater shear reinforcement amount than either of these.
When a task has been granted access to a shared resource, it is said to be executing in its critical section [24].
Originally intended as a scholarly interview project regarding Delta culture, this hybrid memoir-study is divided into an autobiographical section telling stories of the author's childhood, and a critical section reflecting on the relationship between personal experience and sociopolitical realities.
But asked about how critical Section 215 was, like Mueller, Alexander began talking about the ability "to connect the dots."
However, shortly after the highly critical section dealing with "corporate gover nance" was published the council's ruling cabinet resolved "to accept the criticisms unreservedly and the recommendations designed to help the council move forward".
[h.sub.Fa] = distance from critical section to intersection of the tooth centerline and the line of action for load at tip of tooth and the curvature radius of the root trochoid
For the student of black intellectual history this is a critical section, for it provides an overview of black religious scholars' attempts to tackle the issue of race, and astutely points out their shortcomings.
The most persuasively critical section of The Voice of the Heart is its chapter on perspective, with its analysis of the generally adverse effect of the pluperfect on narrative flow.
In the critical section of the NDE such variant readings will receive detailed commentary and the evidence made accessible in note examples.

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