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See detailExperimental study of wings undergoing active root flapping and pitching
Abdul Razak, Norizham; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Journal of Fluids & Structures (2014), 49

This paper presents the results of experiments carried out on mechanical wings undergoing active root flapping and pitching in the wind tunnel. The objective of the work is to investigate the effect of ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of experiments carried out on mechanical wings undergoing active root flapping and pitching in the wind tunnel. The objective of the work is to investigate the effect of the pitch angle oscillations and wing profile on the aerodynamic forces generated by the wings. The experiments were repeated for different reduced frequency, airspeed, flapping and pitching kinematics, geometric angle of attack and wing sections (one symmetric and two cambered airfoils). A specially designed mechanical flapper was used, modelled on large migrating birds. It is shown that, under pitch leading conditions, good thrust generation can be obtained at a wide range of Strouhal numbers if the pitch angle oscillation is adjusted accordingly. Consequently, high thrust was measured at both the lowest and the highest tested Strouhal numbers. Furthermore, the work demonstrates that the aerodynamic forces can be sensitive to the Reynolds number, depending on the camber of the wings. Under pitch lagging conditions, where the effective angle of attack amplitude is highest, the symmetric wing was affected by the Reynolds number, generating less thrust at the lowest tested Reynolds value. In contrast, under pure flapping conditions, where the effective angle of attack amplitude was lower but still significant, it was the cambered wings that demonstrated Reynolds sensitivity. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental study on an open-drive scroll expander integrated into an ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) system with R245fa as working fluid
Declaye, Sébastien ULg; Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Guillaume, Ludovic ULg et al

in Energy (2013), 15

The present paper focuses on the experimental characterization of an open-drive scroll expander integrated into an Organic Rankine cycle using R245fa as working fluid. The expander is a commercially ... [more ▼]

The present paper focuses on the experimental characterization of an open-drive scroll expander integrated into an Organic Rankine cycle using R245fa as working fluid. The expander is a commercially available air compressor that was modified to operate in expander mode. The ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) system is designed for a nominal heat input of 20 kW and a nominal net power output of 1.8 kW. A total of 74 steady-state operating points are measured to evaluate the expander performance over a wide range of conditions. The operating parameters that are varied include the inlet pressure (from 9 to 12 bar), outlet pressure (from 1.5 to 4 bar) and rotational speed (from 2000 to 3500 rpm). The maximum isentropic efficiency and shaft power are, respectively, 75.7% and 2.1 kW. A maximum cycle efficiency of 8.5% is reached for evaporating and condensing temperatures of 97.5 °C and 26.6 °C respectively. For most of the tests, hot water is produced in the condenser and the system therefore behaves as a CHP (combined heat and power). Depending on the water temperature requirement, a power to heat ratio varying between 1.9% and 11.8% is obtained. Water over 50 °C can be produced with a power to heat ratio higher than 8%. The experimental data points are then used to generate a performance map of the expander. This performance map allows for simulation of the use of such an expander in other ORC system [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental study on dehumidification/regeneration of liquid desiccant: LiBr solution
Bouzenada, Smain Nasr Eddine; Kaabi, Abdennacer N; Fraikin, Laurent ULg et al

in Procedia Computer Science (2014), 32

The growing demand for air conditioning has caused a significant increase in demand for energy resources. The traditional commercial, non natural working fluids, like CFC, HCFC and HFC result in both ... [more ▼]

The growing demand for air conditioning has caused a significant increase in demand for energy resources. The traditional commercial, non natural working fluids, like CFC, HCFC and HFC result in both ozone depletion and global warming emission of CO2. The use of hygroscopic salts in direct contact with moist air provides an attractive alternative to conventional cooling systems. The liquid desiccant can substitute the dangerous fluids. The main operations in Liquid Desiccant Cooling System (LDCS) are dehumidification and regeneration. This paper presents an experimental study of dehumidification/regeneration processes using LiBr as liquid desiccant in direct contact with the air at different operating conditions. An analysis of the mass transfer is made in order to prove is this material is the best liquid desiccant for LDCS. Experimental results showed the effect of air conditions on mass transfer. It can be seen that LiBr is able to absorb moisture and can be regenerated at low temperature. © 2014 Published by Elsevier B.V. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental Study on Super-heated Steam Drying of Lignite
Shi, Yongchun; Li, Jie ULg; Li, Xuanyou et al

in Advanced Materials Research (2012), 347-353

This paper applies super-heated steam drying technology to improve the quality of lignite. A unique experimental system was built up. In order to obtain the optimum operation conditions, the drying ... [more ▼]

This paper applies super-heated steam drying technology to improve the quality of lignite. A unique experimental system was built up. In order to obtain the optimum operation conditions, the drying kinetics was measured. The temperature range of super-heated steam was from 120 to 200˚C. The results showed that the drying process of super-heated steam drying of lignite can be well depicted by two stages, as a constant drying rate stage followed by a falling drying rate stage. The comparison of drying process to the hot air drying showed the superior advantages of super-heated steam drying on safety, drying capacity and energy conservation. Analysis shows the huge application potential of lignite in power plants by means of the super-heated steam drying. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Experimental Study on the Mechanical Performance and Damage Evolution of Woven Fabric E-glass Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composite
Wu, Ling ULg; Guo, Yingnan; Li, Yulong

in Key Engineering Materials [=KEM] (2010), 417-418

The present study focuses on the mechanical performance and damage evolution of woven fabric E-glass fiber reinforced epoxy composite (7781/F155-glass/epoxy). For the identical behavior in the 0o and the ... [more ▼]

The present study focuses on the mechanical performance and damage evolution of woven fabric E-glass fiber reinforced epoxy composite (7781/F155-glass/epoxy). For the identical behavior in the 0o and the 90o directions of the tested material, the mechanical experiments were performed with 0o and 45o specimens. Three kinds of tests were implemented respectively: tension test with 0o specimen, compression test with 0o specimen, and tension test with 45o specimen which represents the in-plane shear test. Tension, compression and in-plane shear damage, which are defined as the decreasing ratio of modulus, were calculated from the data of quasi-static cyclic tests. The influence of loading rate on material behaviors were investigated under three different loading rates. Although all of the three loading rates are low, it showed that the strain rate has obvious effects on the ultimate strengths and moduli of the glass fiber reinforced epoxy composite. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Experimental System for Recognizing 3-D Objects from Silhouettes
Dudgeon, Dan E.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Van Hove, Patrick L.

Conference (1988)

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See detailAn Experimental System for Recognizing Objects from Silhouettes
Dudgeon, Dan E.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Delanoy, Robert L.

Conference (1989, May)

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See detailAn Experimental System for Recognizing Targets from Laser Radar Imagery
Dudgeon, Dan E.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Delanoy, Richard L.

Conference (1988, November)

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See detailAn Experimental Target Recognition System for Airborne Laser Radar Imagery
Dudgeon, Dan E.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Delanoy, Richard L.

Conference (1990, August)

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See detailAn Experimental Target Recognition System for Laser Radar Imagery
Dudgeon, Dan E.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Delanoy, Richard L.

Conference (1989, May)

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See detailAn Experimental Target Recognition System for Laser-Radar Imagery
Williams, Brian D.; Verly, Jacques ULg; Dudgeon, Dan E.

Conference (1987, October 21)

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See detailExperimental techniques for ballistic pressure measurements and recent development in means of calibration
Elkarous, Lamine ULg; Coghe, Frederik; Pirlot, Marc et al

in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2013), 459

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See detailExperimental test simulating a column loss in a composite frame
Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Advanced Steel Construction (2010), 6(Number 3), 891-913

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. According to Eurocodes and some ... [more ▼]

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. According to Eurocodes and some different other national design codes, the structural integrity of civil engineering structures should be ensured through appropriate measures. Design requirements are proposed in some codes but are nowadays seen generally as not satisfactory. In particular, it is not demonstrated that, even if these requirements are respected, the risk of a progressive collapse of the structure subjected to an exceptional event will really be mitigated. A European RFCS project entitled “Robust structures by joint ductility” has been set up in 2004, for three years, with the aim to provide requirements and practical guidelines allowing to ensure the structural integrity of steel and composite structures under exceptional events through an appropriate robustness. In particular, one substructure test simulating the loss of a column in a composite building was performed at Liège University. The present paper describes in details this substructure test. In particular, the development of membrane forces is illustrated and their effects on the behaviour of the beam-to-column joints are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental Testing of an Oil-Flooded Hermetic Scroll Compressor
Bell, Ian ULg; Groll, Eckhard; Braun, James et al

in International Journal of Refrigeration (2013), 36

In this work, a residential air conditioning compressor designed for vapor injection has been modified in order to inject large quantities of oil into the working chamber in order to approach an ... [more ▼]

In this work, a residential air conditioning compressor designed for vapor injection has been modified in order to inject large quantities of oil into the working chamber in order to approach an isothermal compression process. The compressor was tested with oil injection mass flow fractions of up to 45%. At an evaporating temperature of -10C and condensing temperature of 30C, the overall isentropic efficiency was up to 70% at the highest oil injection rate. Overall, over the testing envelope investigated, there are no significantly negative effects experienced for the compressor and the compressor isentropic efficiency and refrigerant mass flow rate improve monotonically as the oil injection rate is increased. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental testing on modern clay masonry structures
Vasseur, Luc; Mordant, Christophe ULg; Degée, Hervé

in Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2014)

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See detailExperimental Tests and Analytical Models for Welds and Grade 8.8 Bolts under Heating and Subsequent Cooling
Hanus, François; Zilli, Giuliana; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

in Journal of Structural Fire Engineering (2011), 2(3), 181-194

The present article describes experimental tests performed on bolts and welds at the Centro Sviluppo Materiali under heating and subsequent cooling. Force-displacement laws, calibrated on these tests, are ... [more ▼]

The present article describes experimental tests performed on bolts and welds at the Centro Sviluppo Materiali under heating and subsequent cooling. Force-displacement laws, calibrated on these tests, are proposed afterwards for bolts in tension, bolts in shear and butt welds in shear during a natural fire. These laws can be integrated into models representing the global behaviour of steel and composite joints, based on the Component Method. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental tests and numerical modelling on eight slender steel columns under increasing temperatures
Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg; Zhao, Bin; Gernay, Thomas ULg

in Li, G.Q.; Jiang, S.C.; Chen, Suwen (Eds.) et al Progress on Safety of Structures in Fire (2014, June 11)

In order to fill the lack of knowledge about slender elements behavior at elevated temperatures, a European research project called FIDESC4 has been funded by the RFCS. This project involves experimental ... [more ▼]

In order to fill the lack of knowledge about slender elements behavior at elevated temperatures, a European research project called FIDESC4 has been funded by the RFCS. This project involves experimental testing, parametric numerical analyses and development of simple design rules. The present paper reports the characteristics and the results of the FIDESC4 experimental test campaign performed at the University of Liege on slender steel columns at elevated temperatures. A total of eight columns have been tested, all of them with I shape section. Six columns were made of welded sections (some prismatic and some tapered members) and two columns were with hot rolled sections. The nominal length of the columns was 3 meters with the whole length being heated. The strength of the material (webs and flanges) was measured on sample before the tests. The order of magnitude of the initial geometrical imperfections was recorded. The columns were not restrained against longitudinal thermal elongation. The supports at the ends were cylindrical thus inducing a restrain against rotation in one plane while allowing rotation in the other plane. The allowed direction of rotation was chosen in each test to induce buckling around the strong or the weak axis. The load was applied at ambient temperature and maintained for a period of 15 minutes after which the temperature was increased under constant load. The load was applied concentrically on some tests and with an eccentricity in other tests. The load eccentricity was either applied at both ends, leading to constant bending moment distribution along the length, or at one end only, leading to a triangular bending moment distribution. Heating was applied by electrical resistances enclosed in ceramic pads. The columns and the ceramic pads were wrapped in ceramic wool insulating material. This technique was preferred to gas heating in a standard test furnace because it allows applying a slower and better controlled heating rate and thus obtaining a more uniform temperature distribution in the member. It is also easier to measured lateral displacements of the column. Preliminary blank tests were performed on unloaded specimen in order to determine the heating range to be used later on the loaded columns. The paper will also report on a modification of the heating technique that was applied and improved significantly the uniformity in the temperature distribution. Numerical simulations were performed before the tests using shell elements of the software SAFIR and assumed values of the material properties in order to predict the failure modes. It was essentially crucial to determine whether lateral supports at intermediate levels should be provided in order to ensure failure in the desired direction. Experience showed that the failure modes developed as predicted by the numerical simulations. Besides a thorough description of the experiments, the paper will also present the obtained results in terms of failure mode, ultimate temperature and evolution of longitudinal and transverse displacement. Some information will also be given about the level of detail that has to be used in the numerical model in order to get accurate results at a reasonable price. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental tests for the Babu-Zee two-loop model of Majorana neutrino masses
Aristizabal Sierra, Diego ULg; Hirsch, M.

in Journal of High Energy Physics [=JHEP] (2006), 0612

The smallness of the observed neutrino masses might have a radiative origin. Here we revisit a specific two-loop model of neutrino mass, independently proposed by Babu and Zee. We point out that current ... [more ▼]

The smallness of the observed neutrino masses might have a radiative origin. Here we revisit a specific two-loop model of neutrino mass, independently proposed by Babu and Zee. We point out that current constraints from neutrino data can be used to derive strict lower limits on the branching ratio of flavour changing charged lepton decays, such as μ→eγ. Non-observation of Br(μ→eγ) at the level of 10^(−13) would rule out singly charged scalar masses smaller than 590 GeV (5.04 TeV) in case of normal (inverse) neutrino mass hierarchy. Conversely, decay branching ratios of the non-standard scalars of the model can be fixed by the measured neutrino angles (and mass scale). Thus, if the scalars of the model are light enough to be produced at the LHC or ILC, measuring their decay properties would serve as a direct test of the model as the origin of neutrino masses. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental tests on the seismic behaviour of unreinforced load-bearing masonry structures
Mordant, Christophe ULg; Dietz, Matt; Degée, Hervé ULg

in Heuer, Rudolf; Adam, Christoph (Eds.) Proceedings of Vienna Congress on recent advances in earthquake engineering and structural dynamics (VEESD 2013) (2013, August)

The paper describes recent experimental shaking table tests carried out on load-bearing unreinforced masonry shear walls in earthquake conditions, within the European research project SERIES. The first ... [more ▼]

The paper describes recent experimental shaking table tests carried out on load-bearing unreinforced masonry shear walls in earthquake conditions, within the European research project SERIES. The first phase of the experimental activity investigates the response of four simple unreinforced masonry walls, two of them including rubber acoustic isolation devices. The second phase deals with the testing of specimens with T- and Lshaped walls (shear wall with flanges) coupled at their top by a concrete lintel and a prefabricated concrete slab. The paper summarizes interesting results obtained on the general behaviour of the walls, on the estimation of equivalent elastic and shear moduli, on the influence of the soundproofing devices and on the global frame behaviour of the system. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental Transmission Of Enzootic Bovine Leukosis To Cattle, Sheep And Goats - Infectious Doses Of Blood And Incubation Period Of The Disease
Mammerickx, M.; Portetelle, Daniel ULg; Declercq, K. et al

in Leukemia Research (1987), 11(4),

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