minor cycle


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minor cycle

[′mīn·ər ‚sī·kəl]
(computer science)
The time required for the transmission or transfer of one machine word, including the space between words, in a digital computer using serial transmission. Also known as word time.
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(a) For Model A, the spreading scale oscillates violently within the interval (0.46, 0.5) on a cycle of two time steps; nevertheless, Model B shows a more interesting feature; the evolution curve of Model B displays a dual-cycle characteristic where the spreading scale evolutes on a minor cycle and a major cycle simultaneously.
The contact stress and sliding distance are calculated once again as well as the wear depth of one minor cycle in the modified model.
Jeal, "The influence of minor cycles on low cycle fatigue crack propagation," International Journal of Fatigue, vol.
The timing set within the DSR master features "Major Cycles" running at 100 MHz and "Minor Cycles" running at 50 MHz, simplifying bus emulation.