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See detailDesign and simulation of a solar dryer for agriculture products
Bennamoun, Lyes ULg; Belhamri, Azeddine

in Journal of Food Engineering (2003), 59(2-3),

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See detailÉtude paléogénétique du cerf élaphe (Cervus elaphus) au cours de la transition Tardiglaciaire - Holocène ancien du Jura (15 000 – 6 000 BP) : relations entre changements morphologiques, environnementaux et génétiques
Pagès, Marie ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2003)

The Late-Glacial - Holocene transition, around 13,000 to 8,000 years ago, is the world theatre of an ample climatic upsetting associated to a deep change of the landscapes. Around the rock-shelter of ... [more ▼]

The Late-Glacial - Holocene transition, around 13,000 to 8,000 years ago, is the world theatre of an ample climatic upsetting associated to a deep change of the landscapes. Around the rock-shelter of Rochedane, an archaeological site from the French Jura, the climate shifts from peri-glacial to temperate, open environment becomes progressively closed and the faunal assemblages are consequently strongly modified. In order to understand the evolutionary mechanisms implied and their different aspects, a multidisciplinary survey has been led on bones from Red Deer, Cervus elaphus, found in the shelter associated with remains of lithic industry and prehistoric art let by the hunters-gatherers during this unstable time. Isotopic geochemistry has already showed that during this period, the habitat and the diet of deers changed. Moreover, morphological studies is demonstrating that, in the same way, the size of deers seems to decrease. To complete both studies, a palaeogenetic approach was then developed to test two different alternative: do the deers found come from a single population that adapts to new ecological conditions or instead do they correspond to a succession of different populations depending on environmental conditions? The results obtained up to now do not allow to conclude between both hypotheses. However, it was demonstrated that it was possible to access authentic mitochondrial DNA sequences (control region, cytochrome b) from these prehistoric bones and to discriminate the deers of Rochedane to the individual level. Thus, this approach is promising in order to decipher in the future the possible ties between environmental, morphological and genetic changes. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the inhibition mechanism of coumarins on chymotrypsin by mass spectrometry
Pochet, L.; Dieu, M.; Frederick, R. et al

in Tetrahedron (2003)

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See detailDoes Export Controls Regimes could Contribute to Counter the Acquisition of WMD by Sub-national ?,
Michel, Quentin ULg

in Bulletin de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Sciences (2003)

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See detailPrediction of organoleptic and technological characteristics of pork meat by near infrared spectroscopy
Meulemans, A.; Dotreppe, Olivier ULg; Leroy, Bernadette ULg et al

in Sciences des Aliments (2003), 23(1), 159-162

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See detailInfluence of social and non-social environmental enrichment on the behaviour of caged rabbits.
Vandenheede, Marc ULg; Halloy, D.

in Ferrante, V. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 37th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (2003)

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See detailBehavioral characterization of acetaldehyde in C57BL/6J mice: Locomotor, hypnotic and ataxic effects
Quertemont, Etienne ULg; Tambour, Sophie ULg; Tirelli, Ezio ULg

in Behavioural Pharmacology (2003), 14(Suppl. 1), 69-69

Acetaldehyde, the first ethanol metabolite, was recently suggested to play a major role in many behavioral effects of ethanol. However, no studies have directly investigated the behavioral effects of ... [more ▼]

Acetaldehyde, the first ethanol metabolite, was recently suggested to play a major role in many behavioral effects of ethanol. However, no studies have directly investigated the behavioral effects of acetaldehyde after acute administration. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to characterize the locomotor, hypnotic and ataxic effects of acetaldehyde in C57BL/6J mice. Various acetaldehyde doses (0-300 mg/kg) were injected intraperitoneally and their effects were investigated with several classical behavioral tests. The locomotor effects of acetaldehyde were measured in standard activity boxes. In addition, the loss of righting reflex was used to assess the hypnotic effects of acetaldehyde. Finally, the ataxic effects of acetaldehyde were studied with the horizontal wire test. The results show that acetaldehyde induced a significant hypolocomotor effect at 170 mg/kg and higher doses. In addition, the hypnotic effects of acetaldehyde were evidenced by a loss of righting reflex in doses between 170 and 300 mg/kg. However, the locomotor and hypnotic effects of acetaldehyde were very brief relative to what is observed after ethanol administration. After 170 mg/kg acetaldehyde, normal activity was recovered in less than 30 minutes and the loss of righting reflex lasted only an average of 6.14 ± 1.29 minutes after the administration of 300 mg/kg acetaldehyde, the highest testable dose before lethality. Ataxic effects were observed with lower doses that did not significantly affect locomotor activity. These results show that acetaldehyde, like ethanol, possesses sedative, hypnotic and ataxic properties and therefore indicate that the first product of ethanol metabolism might be involved in these ethanol effects. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation des scories métallurgiques en dynamique fluviale : détermination de la compétence effective des rivières et estimation des vitesses de progression de la charge de fond.
Houbrechts, Geoffrey ULg; Petit, François ULg

in Géomorphologie : Relief, Processus, Environnement (2003), (1), 3-12

Les compétences effectives de trois rivières du nord de l’Ardenne (Belgique) ont pu être estimées grâce à la présence de nombreuses macroscories dans leur charge de fond. En effet, ces scories, rejetées ... [more ▼]

Les compétences effectives de trois rivières du nord de l’Ardenne (Belgique) ont pu être estimées grâce à la présence de nombreuses macroscories dans leur charge de fond. En effet, ces scories, rejetées par les anciens fondeurs dans les rivières, ont été soumises, pendant plusieurs siècles, à de nombreuses crues mobilisatrices. Par conséquent, elles peuvent être considérées comme un marqueur représentatif de la compétence effective des rivières sur une très longue période et sur une grande distance. Ainsi, en comparant la taille des scories en amont et en aval d’un secteur de pertes karstiques (plusieurs kilomètres), nous avons montré que ces pertes n’entraînent pas de baisse sensible de la compétence de la rivière. Une relation entre la taille des scories prélevées et les puissances spécifiques développées dans les secteurs de prélèvement a également été établie. Cette relation montre que le maximum de puissance spécifique des rivières ardennaises se produit dans les rivières dont le bassin versant est voisin de 150 km². Finalement, des scories retrouvées dans l’Ourthe, environ 10 km en aval du site de production le plus proche, ont été utilisées pour évaluer la vitesse de progression de la « vague sédimentaire ». En effet, ces scories sont soumises aux mêmes conditions hydrologiques et de piégeage que les éléments naturels de la charge de fond. Après avoir daté le début du fonctionnement du site de production le plus proche (1450), nous avons calculé la vitesse de progression des scories qui est comprise entre 1,8 et 2,3 km/siècle. [less ▲]

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See detailBehavioral characterization of acetaldehyde in C57BL/6J mice: Anxiolytic, amnesic and hedonic effects
Tambour, Sophie ULg; Quertemont, Etienne ULg; Tirelli, Ezio ULg

in Behavioural Pharmacology (2003), 14(Suppl. 1), 68-69

It has been postulated that a number of central effects of ethanol are mediated through the action of its first metabolite, acetaldehyde. In particular, acetaldehyde might be involved in the anxiolytic ... [more ▼]

It has been postulated that a number of central effects of ethanol are mediated through the action of its first metabolite, acetaldehyde. In particular, acetaldehyde might be involved in the anxiolytic and hedonic effects of ethanol and is therefore believed to play an important role in alcohol abuse. In agreement with this assumption, previous studies indicated that acetaldehyde is mainly reinforcing in rats, which have been shown to readily self-administer acetaldehyde both peripherally and centrally. However, the hedonic effects of acetaldehyde have never been tested in mice, and the possible amnesic and anxiolytic effects of acetaldehyde remain to be elucidated. Therefore, the present studies were aimed at characterizing the anxiolytic, hedonic and amnesic effects of acetaldehyde after its acute peripheral administration to C57BL/6J mice. The effects of intraperitoneal acetaldehyde (0-300 mg/kg) injections were assessed in several classical behavioral tests. The anxiolytic effects were tested with the elevated plus maze, the hedonic effects with the place conditioning procedure and the amnesic effects with the passive avoidance apparatus. Our results show that acetaldehyde dose-dependently altered memory consolidation as evidenced by a reduced performance in the passive avoidance test when acetaldehyde was injected immediately after training at doses between 100 and 300 mg/kg. The elevated plus-maze showed that acetaldehyde, in contrast to ethanol, does not possess anxiolytic properties. Finally, the results of the place conditioning experiment confirmed that acetaldehyde displays significant hedonic properties. The present results add further support to the role of acetaldehyde in ethanol amnesic and hedonic effects but interestingly suggest that acetaldehyde is not involved in ethanol anxiolytic effects. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilisation des techniques végétales pour la stabilisation des berges : suivi de chantiers réalisés dans différents types de rivières wallonnes.
Hallot, Eric ULg; Petit, François ULg; Verniers, G. et al

in Evaluer le milieu - Journées des géographes belges (2003)

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See detailUsing artificial neural networks to estimate rotor angles and speeds from phasor measurements
Del Angel, Alberto; Glavic, Mevludin; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

(2003)

This paper deals with an improved use of phasor measurements. In particular, the paper focuses on the development of a technique for estimation of generator rotor angle and speed, based on phasor ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with an improved use of phasor measurements. In particular, the paper focuses on the development of a technique for estimation of generator rotor angle and speed, based on phasor measurement units, for transient stability assessment and control in real-time. Two multilayered feed-forward artificial neural networks are used for this purpose. One for the estimation of rotor angle and another for the estimation of rotor speed. The validation has been made by simulation in a power system because techniques for the direct measurement were not available. Results obtained with the help of a simple one machine to infinite bus system are presented and compared against those obtained using analytical formulas derived from the generator classical model. [less ▲]

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See detailExternal quality grading of Jonagold apples using a multi-spectral vision system
Kleynen, Olivier; Leemans, Vincent ULg; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in Balsa-Canto E., Mora J.; Onate E. (Eds.) II International Workshop - Information Technologies and Computing Techniques for the Agro-Food Sector (2003)

This paper presents a method to sort Jonagold apples using a four bands multi-spectral image acquisition device. Multi-spectral images of sound tissue and various defects were acquired. Defects could be ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a method to sort Jonagold apples using a four bands multi-spectral image acquisition device. Multi-spectral images of sound tissue and various defects were acquired. Defects could be divided into four classes: slight defects (e.g. small russet), more serious defects (scar tissue), defects leading to the rejection of the fruit (e.g. rot) and recent bruises (between one hour and two hours old). Image segmentation was based on the Bayes' theorem. Each pixel of the fruit was classified into 'healthy' or 'defect' classes according to the probability distribution of the spectral components of each class. Once segmented, the fruit was graded by linear discriminant analysis on the basis of the relative area of the defect and statistical parameters computed on the spectral components of the two tissues classes. Results (cross validation) showed 94% and 84% if the sound and defective fruits respectively well classified. Most of the misclassified defective fruits (89%) belonged to the slight defect category. [less ▲]

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See detail2D1/2 thermo-mechanical model of continuous casting using FEM
Pascon, Frédéric ULg; Habraken, Anne ULg

in Brucato, V. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (2003)

Two complementary approaches of steel continuous casting modelling using the finite element code LAGAMINE have been developed in the M&S Department. The first one (at a macroscopic scale) describes the ... [more ▼]

Two complementary approaches of steel continuous casting modelling using the finite element code LAGAMINE have been developed in the M&S Department. The first one (at a macroscopic scale) describes the whole continuous casting process, from the free surface in the mould and through the entire machine, including thermal and mechanical behaviour of the steel. The second approach focuses on the prediction of cracks and is developed at grain scale. We present in this paper a description of the context in which the study started, the description of the macroscopic approach and some results. [less ▲]

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See detail'Aangewaaid uit een vreemd land': de westerse poëzie van G.J. Resink
Steyaert, Kris ULg

in Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde (2003), 119(4), 279-299

This article examines the critical response to the poetry of G.J. (Han) Resink (1911-1997), a Dutch-language poet and scholar who adopted the Indonesian nationality in 1950. In the past, commentators have ... [more ▼]

This article examines the critical response to the poetry of G.J. (Han) Resink (1911-1997), a Dutch-language poet and scholar who adopted the Indonesian nationality in 1950. In the past, commentators have very much focused on what they perceive to be 'eastern' elements in Resink's oeuvre. I maintain that this has resulted in a one-sided interpretation, neglecting the underlying western, and in particular Dutch, tradition in many of Resink's poems. This article demonstrates the different ways in which Resink drew on the principles and literary output of the Eighties Movement, and how his formal experiments gain in significance when set against the work of poets like Perk, Kloos, and Dèr Mouw. The general view on Resink's later work as being inferior to his earlier poetry is shown to be the result of unwarranted preconceptions. [less ▲]

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See detailDes différences liées au sexe : pas si simple
Blondin, Christiane ULg; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Cahiers du Service de Pédagogie Expérimentale (SPE) (2003), 15-16

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See detailLa maladie du hêtre en Région wallonne : état des lieux chiffré de 2001 à 2003
Rondeux, Jacques ULg; Huart, O.; Lecomte, H. et al

in Silva Belgica (2003), 110(3), 18-28

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