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See detailAdaptive Regulation of Vector Controlled Induction Motors
Jadot, Fabrice; Malrait, Francois; Moreno, Javier et al

in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (2009), 17(3),

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See detailLimit analysis of the statistics of quasi-steady non-linear aerodynamic forces for small turbulence intensities
Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics (2009), 24(4), 552-564

This paper focuses on the estimation of statistical characteristics of a specific quasi-steady wind loading used in buffeting analyses. In this loading, the intrinsic non-linearity of aerodynamic ... [more ▼]

This paper focuses on the estimation of statistical characteristics of a specific quasi-steady wind loading used in buffeting analyses. In this loading, the intrinsic non-linearity of aerodynamic coefficients is considered and approached by a polynomial expression of any a priori chosen degree. As rigorous developments of the statistical moments would result in impractical formulations, we suggest to consider the smallness of the turbulence intensities to construct, by means of a limit analysis, approximate expressions of the raw moments of aerodynamic forces. From these expressions, approximate cumulants and associated dimensionless characteristics, such as skewness and excess coefficients, are derived. The accuracy of the proposed analytical relations is assessed by comparison with Monte Carlo simulations, and the relevance of the sophisticated non-linear loading under consideration is compared to more traditional models. [less ▲]

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See detailHMTY-KM (Black Copper) and the egyptian bronzes collection of the Musee du Louvre
Mathis, François ULg; Delange, Elisabeth; Robcis, Dominique et al

in Journal of Cultural Heritage (2009), 10

At the instigation of the Musée du Louvre’s Department of Egyptian Antiquities, an intensive programme to study black bronze has been carried out at the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Muse´es ... [more ▼]

At the instigation of the Musée du Louvre’s Department of Egyptian Antiquities, an intensive programme to study black bronze has been carried out at the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Muse´es de France. Systematic research has been undertaken on the museum’s collection to identify objects that might have an intentional black patina. The same experimental protocol has been applied to all the objects, alllowing this study to be one of the most important coherent investigation on this type of bronze decoration. It involves the use of non-invasive analytical methods in order to obtain the maximum amount of information possible about the chemical nature and structure of the surface layer. The protocol makes it possible to compare objects and to propose an interpretation of how this decorative technique evolved during the Egyptian period. Based on previous stylistic investigations (by J. Cooney, 1966) and personal observation, sixteen objects dating from the Middle Kingdom to the Late Period were selected. Thanks to elemental analyses, twelve of them were identified as being intentionally patinated. Only ten of these could be described as hmty-km, because the base patinated alloy contains small amounts of gold and/or silver and the black patina is made up mainly of cuprous oxide Cu2O (cuprite). Among the four other objects, one patina is very close to the black bronze patina, but contains neither gold nor silver. Three other pieces have an unusual patina. A lack of other comparable examples makes it very difficult to determine whether the patinas are of ancient origin. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards the differentiation of non-treated and treated corundum minerals by ion-beam-induced luminescence and other complementary techniques
Calvo Del Castillo, Helena ULg; Dupuis, Thomas ULg; Mathis, François ULg et al

in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2009), 394

Abstract  Differentiation of treated and non-treated gemstones is a chief concern for major jewellery import companies. Low-quality corundum specimens coming from Asia appear to be often treated with heat ... [more ▼]

Abstract  Differentiation of treated and non-treated gemstones is a chief concern for major jewellery import companies. Low-quality corundum specimens coming from Asia appear to be often treated with heat, BeO or flux in order to enhance their properties as precious minerals. A set of corundum samples, rubies and sapphires from different origins, both treated and non-treated has been analysed at the Centre Européen d’Archéométrie, with ion-beam-induced luminescence (IBIL) and other complementary techniques such as Raman, proton-induced X-ray emission (PIXE), and proton-induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE). IBIL, also known as ionoluminescence, has been used before to detect impurities or defects inside synthetic materials and natural minerals; its use for the discrimination of gemstone simulants or synthetic analogues has been elsewhere discussed (Cavenago-Bignami Moneta, Gemología, Tomo I Piedras preciosas, perlas, corales, marfil. Ediciones Omega, Barcelona, 1991). PIXE has been frequently applied in the archaeometric field for material characterisation and provenance studies of minerals (Hughes, Ruby & sapphire. RWH Publishing, Fallbrook, 1997; Calvo del Castillo et al., Anal Bioanal Chem 387:869–878, 2007; Calligaro et al., NIM-B 189:320–327, 2002) and PIGE complements the elemental analysis by detecting light elements in these materials such as—and lighter than—sodium that cannot be identified with the PIXE technique (Sanchez et al., NIM-B 130:682–686, 1997; Emmett et al., Gems Gemology 39:84–135, 2003). The micro-Raman technique has also been used complementarily to ion beam analysis techniques for mineral characterisation (Novak et al., Appl Surf Sci 231–232:917–920, 2004). The aim of this study is to provide new means for systematic analysis of corundum gemstone-quality mineral, alternative to the traditional gemmologic methods; for this purpose, a Spanish jewellery import company supplied us with a number of natural corundum samples coming from different places (part of them treated as explained above). The PIXE elemental concentrations of the samples showed large quantities of calcium and lead in some cases that can be linked to treatment with fluxes or lead oxide. The plot of the chromium and iron concentration grouped the samples in various aggregates that corresponded to the different types of corundum analysed. Micro-Raman complemented the PIXE analysis corroborating the presence of lead oxides but the use of the PIGE technique was not successful for the detection of beryllium due to the low cross section of the nuclear reaction chosen for its identification. IBIL was capable of distinguishing between treated and non-treated samples of the same type based on the luminescent features of the materials. [less ▲]

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See detailCurvilinear mesh generation for CFD
Remacle, J.-F.; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Hillewaert, K.

in Proceedings of the 11th International Society of Grid Generation Conference (ISSG 2009) (2009)

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See detailDo Personality Traits Modulate the Effect of Emotional Visual Stimuli on Auditory Information Processing?
Mardaga, Solange; Hansenne, Michel ULg

in Journal of Individual Differences (2009), 30(1), 28-34

Several lines of evidence attest robust relationships between personality dimensions and emotions, including cognitive aspect of emotion. More particularly, many studies reported strong relationships ... [more ▼]

Several lines of evidence attest robust relationships between personality dimensions and emotions, including cognitive aspect of emotion. More particularly, many studies reported strong relationships between extraversion, the behavioral activation system (BAS), and the cognitive processing of positive information, on the one hand, and between neuroticism, the behavioral inhibition system (BIS), and the processing of negative information, on the other hand. Recently, DePascalis, Awari, Matteucci, and Mazzocco (2005) reported that personality traits modulated the effect of the emotional visual stimuli on the mismatch negativity (MMN). The aim of the present study was to replicate these data and extend them to other personality dimensions. Auditory MMN was recorded in normal subjects simultaneously to the presentation of emotional pictures selected as neutral, positive, or negative from the International Affective Picture System, and presented in randomized order. The results support the recent finding that personality (namely, BIS and harm avoidance) modulates the influence of emotional (negative) context on auditory information processing. The present findings suggest that the modulation by personality of change detection in the unattended environment as a function of context valence is limited to unpleasant context. [less ▲]

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See detailVoglibose for prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Scheen, André ULg

in Lancet (2009), 373(9675), 1579-80

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See detailRosiglitazone: to be or not to be?
Scheen, André ULg

in Diabetologia (2009), 52(7), 1448-50

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See detailSynchronization in Networks of Identical Linear Systems
Scardovi, Luca; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

in Automatica (2009), 45(11), 2557-2562

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See detailPulse pressure and cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy according to duration of type 1 diabetes.
Philips, Jean-Christophe ULg; Marchand, Monique ULg; Scheen, André ULg

in Diabetes/Metabolism Research & Reviews (2009)

BACKGROUND: To evaluate changes in pulse pressure (PP) and markers of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) according to duration of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: This cross-sectional ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: To evaluate changes in pulse pressure (PP) and markers of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) according to duration of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). METHODS: This cross-sectional controlled study evaluated 159 diabetic patients during a 3-min posture test (standing-squatting-standing) with continuous measurement of systolic (SBP), diastolic (DBP) and mean (MBP) blood pressure by a Finapres device. Arterial stiffness was indirectly assessed by PP and the slope of PP as a function of MBP calculated during the whole 3-min test. CAN was assessed by the expiration/inspiration pulse interval ratio (E/I R-R ratio) during deep breathing and by three indices measured during the squatting test. Patients were divided into four groups according to diabetes duration (<10 years, 11-20 years, 21-30 years and > 30 years from group 1 to group 4, respectively) and compared with age-matched non-diabetic subjects. RESULTS: PP progressively increased (p < 0.0001) and PP/MBP decreased (p < 0.0005) according to T1DM duration, whereas these parameters remained almost unchanged in age-matched control subjects. E/I ratio (p < 0.0001) and baroreflex gain (p < 0.0005) progressively decreased with T1DM duration. The parasympathetic index (squatting test vagal ratio-SqTv) significantly increased (p < 0.0001), whereas the sympathetic index (squatting test sympathetic ratio-SqTs) only tended to decrease (p = 0.12) according to diabetes duration. No such changes in CAN indices were observed in the non-diabetic population. CONCLUSIONS: PP increased according to T1DM duration in an age range where PP remained almost stable in controls, in agreement with accelerated arterial stiffening due to chronic hyperglycaemia. The baroreflex gain decreased and other indices of CAN also deteriorated with diabetes duration, more so indices reflecting parasympathetic rather than sympathetic dysfunction. [less ▲]

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See detailFlushing operations with limited sediment availability
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Brasseur, Nicolas; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Proc. 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment (2009)

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See detailThe Sons of al-Nāṣir Muḥammad and the Politics of Puppets: Where Did It All Start?
Bauden, Frédéric ULg

in Mamlūk Studies Review (2009), XIII(1), 53-81

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See detailSocial Flood Impacts in Urban Areas: Integration of Detailed Flow Modelling and Social Analysis
Ernst, Julien ULg; Coninx, Ingrid; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proc. 33rd IAHR Congress: Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment (2009)

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See detailStability analysis of the evaporation of a binary liquid into an inert gas, considering solute/thermal and gravity/surface tension effects
Machrafi, Hatim ULg; Rednikov, A.; Colinet, P. et al

in Proceedings (CD) of the EUROTHERM Seminar Nr. 84 “Thermodynamics of phase changes”, Namur (Belgium), May 24-27, 2009 (2009)

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See detailModelling the early phases of bone regeneration around an endosseous oral implant
Amor, N.; Geris, Liesbet ULg; Vander Sloten, J. et al

in Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering (2009), 12(4), 459-468

The objective of this study was to see whether a mathematical model of fracture healing was able to mimic bone formation around an unloaded screw-shaped titanium implant as it is well-believed that both ... [more ▼]

The objective of this study was to see whether a mathematical model of fracture healing was able to mimic bone formation around an unloaded screw-shaped titanium implant as it is well-believed that both processes exhibit many biological similarities. This model describes the spatio-temporal evolution of cellular activities, ranging from mesenchymal stem cell migration, proliferation, differentiation to bone formation, which are initiated and regulated by the growth factors present at the peri-implant site. For the simulations, a finite volume code was used and adequate initial and boundary conditions were applied. Two sets of analyses have been performed, in which either initial and boundary condition or model parameter values were changed with respect to the fracture healing model parameter values. For a number of combinations, the spatio-temporal evolution of bone density was well-predicted. However reducing cell proliferation rate and increasing osteoblast differentiation and osteogenic growth factor synthesis rates, the simulation results were in agreement with the experimental data. [less ▲]

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See detailBody dermatitis in a donkey caused by the Psoroptes ovis
Mignon, Bernard ULg; Lekimme, Mireille ULg; Huynen, K. et al

Conference (2009)

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See detailThe Litterae annuae of 1604
Delfosse, Annick ULg

in Begheyn, P.; Deprez, B.; Fraesen, R. (Eds.) et al Jesuit Books in the Low Countries (1540-1773) (2009)

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See detailA modular approach to quality of life assessment in paediatric oncology
Fonseca, Marta; Missotten, Pierre ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg et al

in Psychology & Health (2009), 24(Supp 1), 175

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See detailMolecular pathways supporting the proliferation staging of malignant melanoma (review).
Quatresooz, Pascale ULg; Pierard, Gérald ULg; Franchimont, Claudine ULg et al

in International Journal of Molecular Medicine (2009), 24(3), 295-301

The clinical diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma always calls for histological confirmation. In addition to the recognition of the classic aspects of the neoplasm, immunohistochemistry is determinant, in ... [more ▼]

The clinical diagnosis of cutaneous melanoma always calls for histological confirmation. In addition to the recognition of the classic aspects of the neoplasm, immunohistochemistry is determinant, in particular in the assessment of the size of the replicative compartment. Generally, the proliferation rate is indicative of the neoplastic progression and is related to the clinical growth rate of the neoplasm. It allows to distinguish high risk melanomas showing a high growth rate from those of lower malignancy associated with a restricted growth rate. In melanoma, the recruitment and progression of neoplastic cells in the cell cycle of proliferation have lost some of their controls that are normally processed by a series of key regulatory molecules. In addition, the apoptotic pathway counteracting any hyperproliferative activity is released of the dependency of specific regulated molecular mechanisms. This review summarizes the current knowledge on key molecular components involved in the deregulation of the growth fraction, cell proliferation and apoptosis in melanocytic neoplasms. The implication of cyclins and of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways are scrutinized. The involvement of neoplastic stem cells in the metastatic process is also discussed. [less ▲]

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