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See detailGeneration of spatially correlated wind histories
Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the first Internation Conference on Finite Element Methods (2003)

Turbulent wind is a natural and therefore random phenomenon. The analysis of flexible structures subjected to turbulent wind requires, in a finite element approach, the resolution of a system of ... [more ▼]

Turbulent wind is a natural and therefore random phenomenon. The analysis of flexible structures subjected to turbulent wind requires, in a finite element approach, the resolution of a system of stochastic differential equations. It is supposed that the characteristics of the structure are perfectly known; thus the stochastic aspect of the problem comes from the random loading only. As the turbulent wind is most commonly characterized by its frequency content, the resolution of this equation is generally performed in the frequency domain. All governing equations must therefore be linear. If this can be reasonably supposed for the structure, this hypothesis is not mathematically justified for the wind loading. When the non linear behaviour of any part of the structure has to be accounted for, the resolution in the frequency domain is not valid anymore. It is then necessary to compute, with a step-by-step dynamic analysis, the response of the structure to a series of generated wind histories. In a finite element approach, this is for example achieved thanks to Newmark’s or Wilson’s methods. Averaging across the ensemble of the computed time-varying responses allows then to recover statistical results that a stochastic analysis would provide. This analysis method is known as a stochastic Monte Carlo simulation. After having emphasised the need to represent correctly the coherence between wind pressures at different points of the structure, this paper will present a method for generating a set of correlated wind histories that must be used in a finite element analysis. Finally an example of application of the presented method will prove its efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of false transrectal ultrasonographic pregnancy diagnoses in sheep by measuring the plasma level of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins
Karen, A.; Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Sulon, Joseph ULg et al

in Reproduction Nutrition Development (2003), 43(6, NOV-DEC), 577-586

The present study was undertaken to investigate to what extent pregnancy diagnoses made by transrectal ultrasonography could be confirmed by measurements of plasma concentration of ovine pregnancy ... [more ▼]

The present study was undertaken to investigate to what extent pregnancy diagnoses made by transrectal ultrasonography could be confirmed by measurements of plasma concentration of ovine pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (ovPAG). A total of 424 Awassi x Merino ewes were synchronized for estrus and examined by transrectal ultrasonography. In Experiment 1, the ewes (n = 156) were repeatedly scanned in a standing position on d 29, 36 and 50 of gestation. Similarly, the ewes (n = 268) in Experiment 2 were scanned on d 24, 29 and 34 of gestation, but these ewes were fasted for 12 h prior to the examination and the abdominal wall of each animal was lifted up by the hands of the assistant during the scanning. Blood samples were withdrawn after each transrectal ultrasonographic examination in both experiments. Ovine PAG concentrations were measured in plasma by a heterologous radioimmunoassay and the cut-off value for pregnancy was greater than or equal to 1 ng.mL(-1). Based on the lambing performance, in Experiment 1, altogether 47 false negative and 38 false positive diagnoses were made by transrectal ultrasonography in 24 and 33 ewes, respectively between d 29 and 50 of gestation. In Experiment 2, altogether 8 false negative and 13 false positive diagnoses both were made in 7 ewes between d 24 and 34 of gestation. In both experiments, all ewes with false negative diagnoses had ovPAG concentrations higher than the threshold level for pregnancy diagnosis and all ewes with false positive diagnoses had ovPAG concentrations lower than the threshold of pregnancy. Furthermore, by the PAG-RIA test all lambed or aborted ewes (n = 63) were correctly diagnosed as pregnant and with three exceptions, all non-lambed ewes (n = 361) were correctly diagnosed as non-pregnant during the examined periods of both experiments. [less ▲]

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See detailObservations sous Anvers, 12 septembre 2002
Boularbah, Hakim ULg; Marquette, V.

in Revue de Droit Commercial Belge [= RDC] = Tijdschrift voor Belgisch Handelsrecht [=TBH] (2003)

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See detailUne recherche-action pour développer les capacités de compréhension de l’écrit en 1re accueil … Premier bilan
Schillings, Patricia ULg; Poncelet, Débora

in Point sur la Recherche en Education (Le) (2003)

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See detailLes interactions entre l'homme et les animaux familiers : quelques champs d'investigation et réflexions méthodologiques
Servais, Véronique ULg; Millot, Jean-Louis

in Baudouin, Claude (Ed.) L'éthologie appliquée aujourd'hui. Tome 3, l'éthologie humaine (2003)

Le paper synthetizes the main studies in the field of human-animal interactions and points to some pitfalls in the methodologies of many researches.

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See detailLa voie transobturatrice de dedans en dehors: Considérations anatomiques
Bonnet, Pierre ULg; Waltregny, David ULg; de Leval, Jean ULg

in Progrès en Urologie (2003), 13(5)(Suppl.), 22

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See detailDe l'utilité des miospores en prospection pétrolière
Steemans, Philippe ULg

Scientific conference (2003)

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See detailTesting and modelling of welded joints between elliptical hollow sections
Bortolotti, E.; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg; Pietrapertosa, C. et al

in Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Tubular Structures (2003)

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See detailStratégies thérapeutiques dans les adénomes somatotropes avec extension extrasellaire. Place du traitement médical. Etude consensus du Répertoire français de l'Acromégalie.
Jaquet, Ph; Cortet-Rudelli, Ch; Sassolas, G. et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie (2003), 64(6), 434-441

From the first 198 patient files included into the French Acromegaly Registry, we analyzed 68 patients harboring a somatotroph adenoma with extrasellar extension, after exclusion of those treated by ... [more ▼]

From the first 198 patient files included into the French Acromegaly Registry, we analyzed 68 patients harboring a somatotroph adenoma with extrasellar extension, after exclusion of those treated by stereotactic or conventional radiotherapy. In these patients (including 37 women), aged 21-77 yr. (45.7 +/- 13.3), GH concentrations ranged from 2-260 microg/L (38.6 +/- 44.3), and IGF I from 86-967% of age-matched upper limit of normal (303 +/- 164). Maximal diameter of the adenoma at MRI was 11-36.5 mm (20.4 +/- 6.5), with cavernous sinus involvement in 68% of cases. Three subgroups were defined: 20 patients treated by long-acting somatostatin analogs only (group M), for a mean duration of 3 yr. (extremes 1-7 yr.), 48 patients initially treated by transsphenoidal surgery (group C), of whom 21 were secondarily treated by long-acting somatostatin analogs (group CM) for a mean duration of 1.2 yr. (extremes 0.2-2 yr.). All 3 groups were not statistically different in terms of tumor mass and initial levels of GH and IGF-1. Patients from group M were significantly older than those of the other groups (p<0.05). RESULTS: 46% of patients from group C after surgery vs. 45% of patients from group M had a mean GH below 2.5 microg/L. Biochemical remission (GH<2.5 microg/L and normal IGF1 normal) was obtained in 31% of cases in group C, vs. 25% in group M. In this group, a decrease of the largest tumor diameter was observed in 10 patients (71.5%), ranging from 10-25% in 7 (50%) and exceeded 50% in 3 (21.5%). In group CM, the biochemical remission rate (42%) and final GH or IGF1 values were not significantly different from group M. In conclusion, these data suggest that surgery or long-acting somatostatin analogs have a comparable efficacy in terms of remission rates in somatotroph macroadenomas with extrasellar extensions. [less ▲]

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See detailFast multipole acceleration of the hybrid finite-element/boundary-element analysis of 3-D eddy-current problems
V Sabariego, Ruth ULg; Gyselinck, J.; Dular, Patrick ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 12th COMPUMAG Conference on the Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (2003)

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See detailVegetation mapping: from patch to planet (R. Alexander, A.C. Millington).
Bogaert, Jan ULg

in Landscape & Urban Planning (2003), 64

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See detailLes engagements en dehors du parti catholique et du Parti social chrétien
Jadoulle, Jean-Louis ULg; Wynants, Paul

in J. PIROTTE et G. ZELIS (Ed.) Pour une histoire du monde catholique au 20e siècle. Wallonie - Bruxelles. Guide du chercheur (2003)

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See detailIdentification of elastoplastic model parameters in large deformation problems using gamma methods
Jeunechamps, Pierre-Paul ULg; Walmag, J.; Mathonet, V. et al

in Proceedings of the 5th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (2003)

This paper reports on preliminary results of parameter identification problems in finite element non-linear analyses such as metal forming simulations. Two approaches are compared. The first one is the ... [more ▼]

This paper reports on preliminary results of parameter identification problems in finite element non-linear analyses such as metal forming simulations. Two approaches are compared. The first one is the classic Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm. The second one is a trust-region algorithm based on a quadratic model. The two algorithms are compared on two cases, one of them being an actuel experiment. [less ▲]

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See detailLoi du 2 août 2002 concernant la lutte contre le retard de paiement dans les transactions commerciales
Decharneux, Joëlle ULg

in Journal des Juges de Paix = Tijdschrift van de Vrederecters (2003)

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See detailMetabolising risk: food scares and the un/re-making of Belgian beef
Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Whatmore, Sarah J.

in Environment & Planning A (2003), 35

In this paper we explore the event of foodscares as an example of what Callon calls 'hot situations', in which the landscape of competing knowledge claims is at its most molten, and alternative production ... [more ▼]

In this paper we explore the event of foodscares as an example of what Callon calls 'hot situations', in which the landscape of competing knowledge claims is at its most molten, and alternative production and consumption practices galvanise new modes of sense-making against the market and state-sanctioned rationalities of industrialisation. Through a case study of the Belgian cooperative Coprosain and its meat products, we examine the 'stuff' of food as a ready messenger of connectedness and affectivity in which 'risk' is transacted as a property both of the growing distance between the spaces of production and consumption and of the enduring metabolic intimacies between human and nonhuman bodies. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimization, continuation and lack of the one-step diphosphorylation reaction. Assay of modification of the tetraethyl(pyrrolidine-2,2-diyl)bisphosphonate
Olive, Gilles ULg; Jacques, Alain

in Phosphorus, Sulfur & Silicon & the Related Elements (2003), 178(1), 33-46

The optimization of the one-step diphosphorylation reaction is reported. The synthesis of new ®-aminobisphosphonates with four- and sixmembered rings and acyclic species with several substituents on the ... [more ▼]

The optimization of the one-step diphosphorylation reaction is reported. The synthesis of new ®-aminobisphosphonates with four- and sixmembered rings and acyclic species with several substituents on the nitrogen atom and on the carbon atom bearing the two phosphorus atoms is described. [less ▲]

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See detailLe médecin, la trousse et le livre dans le monde gréco-romain
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Papyrologica Lupiensia (2003), 12

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