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See detailHow bright is the Io UV footprint?
Bonfond, Bertrand ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

Conference (2010)

The electro-magnetic interaction between Io and the Jovian magnetosphere generates a perturbation in the magnetospheric plasma which propagates along the magnetic field lines and creates auroral footprint ... [more ▼]

The electro-magnetic interaction between Io and the Jovian magnetosphere generates a perturbation in the magnetospheric plasma which propagates along the magnetic field lines and creates auroral footprint emissions in both hemispheres. Recent results showed that this footprint is formed of several spots and an extended tail. Each feature is suggested to correspond to a different step in the propagation of the perturbation and in the electron energization processes. The present study focuses on the variations of the spots' brightness at different timescales from minutes to years through the rotation period of Jupiter. It relies on FUV images acquired with the STIS and ACS instruments onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Since the footprint is composed of several localized features, a good understanding of the emission region geometry is critical to derive the actual vertical brightness and thus the precipitated energy flux. We developed a 3D emission model in order to assess as precisely as possible the respective contribution of each individual feature and to correctly estimate the precipitating energy flux. As far as the brightness variations on timescales of minutes are concerned, we will present results from the high time resolution campaign executed during summer 2009. On timescale of several hours, we will show that the variation of the emitted power as a function of the location of Io in the plasma torus suggests that the Jovian surface magnetic field strength is an important controlling parameter. Finally, the measured precipitated power and particle fluxes will be discussed in comparison with recent simulations considering both Alfvén waves filamentation and electron acceleration when the Alfvén waves become inertial. [less ▲]

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See detailHow can a steel structure survive to impact loading? Numerical and analytical investigations
Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Comeliau, Ludivine; Hoang, Van Long ULg et al

in The Open Civil Engineering Journal (in press)

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the ... [more ▼]

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. For more than 10 years, the University of Liege is strongly involved in researches investigating the response of structures further to such exceptional events ([1] and [2]). The present paper gives a global overview on recent or ongoing developments performed at the University of Liege in the field of robustness of steel building structures subjected to impact loading leading to the loss of a column. The conducted studies are founded on a combination of experimental, numerical and analytical approaches with the final aim to propose simplified procedures useful for practitioners and allowing ensuring an appropriate level of robustness to structures for the considered scenario [less ▲]

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See detailHow can cobalt complexes help synthetic polymer chemists?
Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

Conference (2009, March 19)

Nowadays, progresses in medicine, biotechnology, microelectronic and many other fields are more and more sustained by the development of novel polymer materials with constantly improved properties and ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, progresses in medicine, biotechnology, microelectronic and many other fields are more and more sustained by the development of novel polymer materials with constantly improved properties and well-defined molecular parameters. In this context, we designed a controlled radical polymerization (CRP) technique based on cobalt complexes which is able to efficiently control the radical polymerization of challenging monomers such as vinyl acetate (VAc), N-vinyl pyrrolidone (NVP) and acrylonitrile (AN). This so-called Cobalt-Mediated Radical Polymerization (CMRP) also gave access to unique diblock copolymers by sequential polymerization of the above mentioned monomers. However, addition of isoprene to polymer chains preformed by CMRP did not lead to the expected poly(isoprene) containing copolymers. Instead, the quantitative coupling reaction of the polymer chains was observed, as assessed by the perfect doubling of the molar mass of the initial macromolecules. This result is very exciting because this so-called Isoprene-Assisted Radical Coupling (I-ARC) reaction is not limited to polymers with low molar masses and homopolymers, contrary to the existing radical chains coupling methods. Indeed, when applied to diblock copolymers, IARC constitutes a straightforward approach for the synthesis of telechelic symmetrical ABA triblock copolymers and is thus a very promising tool for macromolecular engineering. [less ▲]

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See detailHow can intermodal transport support the logistical strategies of enterprises: a study on the opportunities and bottlenecks
Marchal, Jean ULg; Macharis, Cathy; Vereecken, Laetitia

(2004)

Intermodal freight transport is the movement of goods in one and the same load unit or vehicle by successive modes of transport without handling of the goods themselves when changing modes (European ... [more ▼]

Intermodal freight transport is the movement of goods in one and the same load unit or vehicle by successive modes of transport without handling of the goods themselves when changing modes (European Conference of Ministers of Transport et al. 1997). Altough it has still a small market share compared to road transport, it becomes more and more apparant that intermodal transport transport will play an important role in the future. Intermodal transport is more environmental friendly than road transport (Kreutzberger et al., 2003) and has a positive effect on the congestion problems (Van Schijndel and Dinwoodie, 2000). A third and important positive feature of intermodal transport is that it can easily fit in the supply chain management efforts by the companies. In this paper the missing links and opportunities for the intermodal transportsector are analysed. Also solutions for overcoming these bottlenecks are proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailHow can intermodal transport support the logistical strategies of enterprises: a study on the opportunities and bottlenecks
Marchal, Jean ULg; Macharis, C.; Lundoluka, F. et al

in How can intermodal transport support the logistical strategies of enterprises: a study on the opportunities and bottlenecks (2004)

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See detailHow can large scale integrated surface - subsurface hydrological model be used to evaluate long term climate change impact on groundwater reserves
Goderniaux, Pascal ULg; Brouyère, Serge ULg; Fowler, Hayley J. et al

in Proceeding of the 7th international conference on calibration and reliability in groundwater modeling (2009, September)

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See detailHow can long-term experimental plots can help us to understand the sustainability of different phosphorus inputs ?
Renneson, Malorie ULg; Dufey, Joseph; Roisin, Christian et al

Poster (2013, September)

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See detailHow can long-term experimental plots can help us to understand the sustainability of different phosphorus inputs ?
Renneson, Malorie ULg; dufey, Joseph; Roisin, Christian et al

Poster (2014)

During the last twenty years, we observed a constant reduction of mineral fertilizer use, due to prices increase and environmental awareness, and an increase of crop removal, leading to a phosphorus (P ... [more ▼]

During the last twenty years, we observed a constant reduction of mineral fertilizer use, due to prices increase and environmental awareness, and an increase of crop removal, leading to a phosphorus (P) budget decrease. These changes are feared for a decrease of soil P content, which is already observed in some regions in Wallonia. However, P being an essential element for plant growth, is a such management compatible with yield maintaining? Are the current cropping systems sustainable? To answer to the questions, different studies are made. However, long-term data are rarely available to understand the influence of cropping systems on the soil behavior, leaching risks or to choose adequate indicators of P. To answer to these questions in our soils, 2 experimental plots of the Walloon Agricultural Research Center. These experimental plots were established in 1967 and 1959 in order to evaluate the effect of, respectively, 3 P and K input levels and different organic inputs on the production. Soils samples were taken in plots and analyzed in laboratory. So, different P indicators and edaphic parameters were determined. This study showed that all indicators are coherent with P levels and correlated with yields but no many differences can be shown between fertilizer types. Meanly, zero P-input engenders a decrease of yield of 7%, while a double input increases yield of 2% in comparison to plots with an input corresponding to crop export. So, financially, the zero P-input option is rarely profitable in the long-term and double input of P removed is never financially sustainable. Leaching into deeper soils levels was studied with analysis of deeper horizons which indicated any leaching , even in plots with double inputs. Indeed, soil P contents in depth were similar in these plots than those with no P-inputs or soils under forest cover. So, to conclude, these plots help to study the sustainability of cropping systems in real situations and to determine appropriate management of P. [less ▲]

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See detailHow can organic farming contribute to sustainable production and consumption patterns
Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Mormont, Marc ULg; Jamar, Daniel et al

Report (2007)

A sustainable agricultural production chain (“from stable to table”) is not produced ex nihilo, especially when its future hinges on demand from a supermarket distribution circuit. Many of the standards ... [more ▼]

A sustainable agricultural production chain (“from stable to table”) is not produced ex nihilo, especially when its future hinges on demand from a supermarket distribution circuit. Many of the standards of conventional production chains effectively serve as references for intermediaries and consumers alike. The tensions between sustainability standards and market standards are thus the crucial areas in which negotiations about the chain’s future take place. These inextricably intertwined technical, social, and economic tensions are the subject of this research. These tensions create a situation of uncertainty, that is to say, of choices between pathways. They are both a springboard for action and the cause of inaction, depending on how they are interpreted. This exploration is what justified an intervention-research approach that combines restating questions and changing relations to explore the possible pathways to take [less ▲]

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See detailHow can organic farming contribute to the sustainable production and consumption patterns ?
Mormont, Marc ULg

Report (2006)

A sustainable agricultural production chain (“from stable to table”) is not produced ex nihilo, especially when its future hinges on demand from a supermarket distribution circuit. Many of the standards ... [more ▼]

A sustainable agricultural production chain (“from stable to table”) is not produced ex nihilo, especially when its future hinges on demand from a supermarket distribution circuit. Many of the standards of conventional production chains effectively serve as references for intermediaries and consumers alike. The tensions between sustainability standards and market standards are thus the crucial areas in which negotiations about the chain’s future take place. These inextricably intertwined technical, social, and economic tensions are the subject of this research. These tensions create a situation of uncertainty, that is to say, of choices between pathways. They are both a springboard for action and the cause of inaction, depending on how they are interpreted. This exploration is what justified an intervention-research approach that combines restating questions and changing relations to explore the possible pathways to take. [less ▲]

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See detailHow can phenology contribute to ecological restoration?
Buisson, Elise; Alvarado, Swanni; Le Stradic, Soizig ULg et al

Conference (2015, August)

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See detailHow can QbD be used and implemented to optimize method development and validation?
Lebrun, Pierre ULg; Boulanger, Bruno ULg; Hubert, Philippe ULg

Conference (2010, November 04)

Through an example, the way to apply Design of Experiments and the Bayesian modeling to develop robust optimal ligand-binding assays (LBA) will be presented. The objectives of a LBA will be re-examined ... [more ▼]

Through an example, the way to apply Design of Experiments and the Bayesian modeling to develop robust optimal ligand-binding assays (LBA) will be presented. The objectives of a LBA will be re-examined and response of interest derived (precision profile). The concept of Design Space specific for LBA will be introduced in relation with validation, routine and transfer [less ▲]

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See detailHow can we help implementing ESCEO algorithm in real life?
Reginster, Jean-Yves ULg

in Osteoporosis International (2015), 26(S1), 382

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See detailHow can we predict difficulty in PISA reading items ? The process of describing item difficulty
Lumley, T.; Mendelovits, J.; Searle, D. et al

Conference (2009, September)

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See detailHow can we predict difficulty in PISA reading items ? The process of describing item difficulty
Alderson, C.; De Jong, J.; Kirsch, I. et al

Conference (2009, November)

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