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Performance under cyclic load of built-up T-stubs for Double T moment connections
The work presented is part of a research program conducted to study the response of built-up T-stubs under cyclic loading. The goal of this research is to demonstrate that the failure modes and limit states that control the behavior of built-up T-stubs are the same that govern the hot rolled T-stub behavior, therefore current design recommendations for double split tee moment connections are ap...


The potential influence of morphology on the evolutionary divergence of an acoustic signal
The evolution of acoustic behaviour and that of the morphological traits mediating its production are often coupled. Lack of variation in the underlying morphology of signalling traits has the potential to constrain signal evolution. This relationship is particularly likely in field crickets, where males produce acoustic advertisement signals to attract females by stridulating with specialized ...
Trade-off of ovarian lipids and total body lipids for fecundity and starvation resistance in tropical populations of Drosophila melanogaster
In Drosophila melanogaster, clines of starvation resistance along a latitudinal gradient (south to north) have been reported in India, which matched with their cline for total body lipids (TL). Nevertheless, producing too many reserves is likely to be costly and a trade-off might exist with life-history traits. Previous studies on starvation resistance and life-history traits of D. melanogaste...


Decision Feedback Equalization using Particle Swarm Optimization
It is well-known that the Decision Feedback Equalizer (DFE) outperforms the Linear Equalizer (LE) for highly dispersive channels. For time-varying channels, adaptive equalizers are commonly designed based on the Least Mean Square (LMS) algorithm which, unfortunately, has the limitation of slow convergence specially in channels having large eigenvalue spread. The eigenvalue problem becomes even ...
Logarithmic learning for generalized classifier neural network
Generalized classifier neural network is introduced as an efficient classifier among the others. Unless the initial smoothing parameter value is close to the optimal one, generalized classifier neural network suffers from convergence problem and requires quite a long time to converge. In this work, to overcome this problem, a logarithmic learning approach is proposed. The proposed method uses l...


Connectionist interpretation of the association between cognitive dissonance and attention switching
A novel connectionist model accounting for cognitive dissonance is described, in which the concepts of self and attention switching are considered. The model is composed of a unit corresponding to self, a bistable pair comprising two units relevant to two dissonant cognitions, and links whose weights correspond to cognitive evaluations. The model makes it possible to use mathematical formulas t...
Potential roles of noncoding RNAs in environmental epigenetic transgenerational inheritance
“Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance” (ETI) has been defined as germline (sperm or egg) transmission of epigenetic information between generations in the absence of direct exposures or genetic manipulations. Among reported cases of ETI in mammals, the majority are induced by environmental factors, including environmental toxicants [e.g. agricultural fungicide vinclozolin, plastic addit...

Transgenerational inheritance of prenatal obesogen exposure
Obesity and metabolic syndrome diseases have exploded into an epidemic of global proportions. The generally accepted cause of obesity is overconsumption of calorie-dense food and diminished physical activity (the calories in - calories out model). However, emerging evidence demonstrates that environmental factors can predispose exposed individuals to gain weight, irrespective of diet and exerci...
Electrical Discharge Machining Flyback Converter using UC3842 Current Mode PWM Controller
This paper presents a current mode Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) controlled Flyback converter using UC3842 for Electrical Discharge Machining current generator control circuit. Circuit simplicity and high efficiency can be achieved by a Flyback converter with current mode PWM controller. The behaviors of the system's operation is analyzed and discussed by varying the load resistance. Matlab sofw...

Sasa quelpaertensis leaf extract suppresses dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis in mice by inhibiting the pro-inflammatory mediators and mitogen-activated protein kinases phosphorylation
Sasa quelpaertensis leaves exert anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects, although it remains unclear whether these leaves can suppress inflammation-related intestinal diseases. This study hypothesized that Sasa quelpaertensis leaf extract (SQE) exerts a protective effect against inflammation in a dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis mouse model. Therefore, colon tissues of DSS-...
Curcumin attenuates adhesion molecules and matrix metalloproteinase expression in hypercholesterolemic rabbits
Curcumin, the yellow substance found in turmeric, possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammation, anti-cancer, and lipid-lowering properties. Since we hypothesized that curcumin could ameliorate the development of atherosclerosis, the present study focused on the effects and potential mechanisms of curcumin consumption on high cholesterol diet-induced atherosclerosis in rabbits. During our study, New...

Numerical characterization of acoustic scattering coefficients of one-dimensional periodic surfaces
In room acoustics design, one-dimensional periodic surfaces, such as ribbed or corrugated walls, are ordinary used to scatter reflected sound and to increase sound field diffuseness. There exists some measured data of random-incidence scattering coefficient for periodic surfaces, however a substantial database is not yet provided. Instead of the measurement, numerical analysis in a free field i...
Software-defined access networks
Control-plane functions are migrating from dedicated network equipment into software running on commodity hardware. The Software- Defined Access Network (SDAN) concept introduced here extends the benefits of Software- Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) into broadband access. In a SDAN, access-network control and management functions for broadband access are virtualized...
The future of MIMO over-the-air testing
Wireless radios implementing multiple-antenna or adaptive antenna technologies are pervading LTE and Wi-Fi. These technologies involve some level of interaction with the RF environment, and their dynamic nature means that traditional performance tests that do not adequately reflect the real-world environment will not provide the desired device performance information. In fact, the benefits of s...
Incorporating specific absorption rate constraints into wireless signal design
Portable wireless devices used in close proximity to the human body have transmitter power constraints that are dictated in part by regulatory limits on a form of electromagnetic exposure called specific absorption rate (SAR). SAR, measured in Watts per kilogram, is a measure of electromagnetic energy absorption by the body, which can cause the heating of tissue. Some portable wireless devices ...