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See detailApplication of the X-FEM to the fracture of piezoelectric materials
Béchet, Eric ULg; Scherzer, M.; Kuna, M.

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2009), 77(11), 1535-1565

This paper presents an application of the extended finite element method (X-FEM) to the analysis of fracture in piezoelectric materials. These materials are increasingly used in actuators and sensors. New ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an application of the extended finite element method (X-FEM) to the analysis of fracture in piezoelectric materials. These materials are increasingly used in actuators and sensors. New applications can be found as constituents of smart composites for adaptive electromechanical structures. Under in service loading, phenomena of crack initiation and propagation may occur due to high electromechanical field concentrations. In the past few years, the X-FEM has been applied mostly to model cracks in structural materials. The present paper focuses at first on the definition of new enrichment functions suitable for cracks in piezoelectric structures. At second, generalized domain integrals are used for the determination of crack tip parameters. The approach is based on specific asymptotic crack tip Solutions, derived for piezoelectric materials. We present convergence results in the energy norm and for the stress intensity factors, in various settings. Copyright (C) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailAPPLICATION OF THE XDS-CALUX BIOASSAY IN ROUTINE: SEMI-QUANTITATIVE SCREENING USING AL-BEQ CUT-OFF VALUES
Vanderperren, H.; Haedrich, J.; Eppe, Gauthier ULg et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2010)

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See detailApplication of three entomopathogenic fungi for aphid control
Bawin, Thomas ULg; Seye, Fawrou; Boukraa, Slimane ULg et al

Poster (2013, May 21)

Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) are sap-sucking insect pests that feed on several plants of agronomical importance. Chemical pesticide application is the most commonly used method for aphid control. Due to ... [more ▼]

Aphids (Homoptera: Aphididae) are sap-sucking insect pests that feed on several plants of agronomical importance. Chemical pesticide application is the most commonly used method for aphid control. Due to rapid developments of resistance to pesticides and environmental pollution, integrated pest management, including biological control was promoted. In this context, entomopathogenic fungi are valuable tools for potential aphid control since various fungal strains are already commercially available. The present study aims to evaluate and compare the insecticidal activity of two Metarhizium and one Aspergillus strains against Acyrthosiphon pisum aphid. Fungi were cultivated on wheat bran media in flasks up to sporulation. The solid media were washed with aqueous solutions containing 0.05% Tween 80 before filtration. The content of conidia was determined by haemocytometer. Doses ranging from 10^3 to 10^7 conidia/ml were then applied on young plants with 20 adult parthenogenetic aphids. Batches were incubated at a 16L/8D photoperiod, 25±2°C and 75-80% relative humidity. Adult mortality was assessed in order to determine LD50, LD90 and LT50 values, and the number of nymphs produced was daily recorded. Five days after treatment, mortality rates ranged from 30 to 91% depending on the fungal strain and tested dose. Corresponding LD50 and LD90 values were 1.23 x 10^3 and 1.34 x 10^7, 3.67 x 10^3 and 9.71 x 10^7, 4.95 x 10^2 and 5.65 x 10^7 conidia/ml for Metarhizium sp., Metarhizium anisopliae and Aspergillus clavatus respectively. At the higher dose, the LT50 were reached within 2, 4 and 3 days respectively, whereas the LT50 were never reached in the controls. By contrast, the intrinsic growth rates were significantly different from uninfected aphids only in the case of A. clavatus with 10^6 and 10^7 conidia/ml doses five days after exposure. In conclusion, these fungal isolates induced A. pisum mortality with a similar impact and A. clavatus infection appeared to alter the adults’ fitness. This suggests that these fungi may be candidates for aphid control. Further investigations should be made in order to assess their host range specificity. Toxic metabolites leading to death have to be identified and their safety towards non-target organisms confirmed. Finally, their persistence in the environment as well as the compatibility with over means of aphid control must be verified in a view of a broad integrated pest management. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication of time-dependent convection models to the photometric mode identification in delta Scuti stars
Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg; Grigahcène, A.; Garrido, R. et al

in Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana : Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society (2006), 77

We apply the Time-Dependent Convection (TDC) treatment of Gabriel \cite{Gabriel1996} and Grigahcène \cite{Grigahcene} to the mode identification and seismic study of delta Sct stars. We compare the non ... [more ▼]

We apply the Time-Dependent Convection (TDC) treatment of Gabriel \cite{Gabriel1996} and Grigahcène \cite{Grigahcene} to the mode identification and seismic study of delta Sct stars. We compare the non-adiabatic phase-lags obtained with TDC and Frozen Convection (FC) treatments and show that they are very different at the red side of the instability strip. Finally, we compare the phase differences between light and velocity curves observed for the star 1 Mon with the theoretical predictions of TDC and FC models. The much better agreement found with the TDC models enables us to identify the modes of this star with a higher degree of confidency. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication of time-dependent convection models to the photometric mode identification in gamma Doradus stars
Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg; Grigahcène, A.; Garrido, R. et al

in Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana : Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society (2006), 77

We apply the Time-Dependent Convection (TDC) treatment of Gabriel \cite{Gabriel1996} and Grigahcène et al. \cite{Grigahcene} to the photometric mode identification in gamma Dor stars. Comparison of our ... [more ▼]

We apply the Time-Dependent Convection (TDC) treatment of Gabriel \cite{Gabriel1996} and Grigahcène et al. \cite{Grigahcene} to the photometric mode identification in gamma Dor stars. Comparison of our theoretical results with the observed amplitudes and phases of the star gamma Dor is presented. This comparison makes the identification of the degree l of its pulsation modes possible and shows that our TDC models better agree with observations than Frozen Convection (FC) models. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of the equine podotrochlear apparatus
Busoni, Valeria ULg

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2006), 150(Sp. Iss. SI), 10-14

Summary of a PhD thesis including main results

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See detailApplication of vectocardiography in cattle
Amory, Hélène ULg; Genicot, B; Rollin, Frédéric ULg et al

in Proceedings of the XVIth World Buiatrics Congress (1992)

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See detailApplication of X-ray micro-computed tomography to food products: a study of sugar-snap cookie texture
Pareyt, Bram; Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Brijs, Kristof et al

Scientific conference (2009)

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See detailApplication of X-ray microtomography to investigate the effect of raw material properties on the kinetics of iron ores granulation
Evrard, Maxime ULg; Contreras, Rafael; Pirard, Eric ULg

Conference (2014, September)

In modern ironmaking, granulation is the first step of the sintering process. It is typically carried out in continuous drum granulators using water as a binder, and involves multiple components besides ... [more ▼]

In modern ironmaking, granulation is the first step of the sintering process. It is typically carried out in continuous drum granulators using water as a binder, and involves multiple components besides iron ores, such as return fines and other recycled materials (dusts, mill scale, sludges), solid fuel (coke breeze or anthracite) and fluxes (limestone, lime, olivine, dunite or dolomite) (Ball, 1973). As it is necessary to maintain a consistent quality of the granules (size distribution, porosity, strength, etc.) despite of the varying iron ore origins, the question arises as to how the properties of the iron ore particles (size and shape) influence the granulation process. The granulation process is partly influenced by the characteristic of the feed and partly by the action of cohesive force inside the drum granulator (Newitt et al. 1958). The objective of this paper is to study the effect of raw material properties on the kinetics of iron ore granulation considering in particular the mechanisms ruling wet granulation for two iron ores and to know the factors which determine the texture, shape, porosity and mechanical strength of the granules. [less ▲]

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See detailApplication of XFEM to image-guided surgery
Vigneron, Lara M.; Duflot, Marc P.; Verly, Jacques ULg et al

Conference (2005)

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See detailApplication of zeolite minerals as an in-situ amendments for heavy metals polluted soils
Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg; Atanasov, S.

in Pasamehmetoglu and Ozgenoglu (Ed.) Proceedings of SWEMP’98, International Symposium (1998)

Metal fixation from simulated rain water onto zeolite adsorbents has been studies using a column filtration mode. Further on, soil artificially contaminated with heavy metals have been brought into ... [more ▼]

Metal fixation from simulated rain water onto zeolite adsorbents has been studies using a column filtration mode. Further on, soil artificially contaminated with heavy metals have been brought into contact with the zeolites. The loaded adsorbents have been studied via IR spectroscopy wih the aim to reveal the predominant mechanism of metal uptake. [less ▲]

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See detailAn application pf the mechanics of unsaturated soils to the compaction of oil reservoir rocks due to waterflooding
De Gennaro, Vincenzo; Delage, Pierre; Priol, Grégoire et al

Conference (2005)

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See detailApplication pratique du concept de charge de travail au sein d'un club de football professionnel
Rodriguez de la Cruz, Carlos ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Vervier, J. et al

in Prévention des troubles musculo-squelettiques chez le sportif (2013)

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See detailL'application territoriale des règlements Bruxelles I et Bruxelles II
Partsch, Philippe-Emmanuel ULg

in Espace judiciaire européen, Acquis et enjeux futurs en matière civile (2007)

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See detailApplication, à titre pilote, du modèle PEGASE (Planification Et Gestion de l'ASsainissement des Eaux) pour le Grand-Duché de Luxembourg; Plan de Gestion Global des Eaux
Smitz, Joseph ULg; Everbecq, Etienne ULg; Bourouag, Mohamed ULg et al

Report (1997)

Dans le cadre de l’établissement du Plan Général de Gestion des Eaux (PGGE) du Grand-duché de Luxembourg (projet LIFE/PGGE cofinancé par la Communauté Européenne), le Ministère de l’Environnement a décidé ... [more ▼]

Dans le cadre de l’établissement du Plan Général de Gestion des Eaux (PGGE) du Grand-duché de Luxembourg (projet LIFE/PGGE cofinancé par la Communauté Européenne), le Ministère de l’Environnement a décidé de faire réaliser une modélisation globale de la qualité des eaux de surface pour l’ensemble du territoire du Grand-duché de Luxembourg avec le modèle Pegase (« Planification et Gestion de l’Assainissement des Eaux »). Ce rapport reprend la description des tâches concernant la structuration des données de base et l'application à titre pilote de la méthodologie PEGASE au territoire du Grand-duché de Luxembourg. [less ▲]

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See detailApplications biomédicales de la RPE
Hoebeke, Maryse ULg

Scientific conference (1999, December)

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See detailApplications cliniques de la stimulation magnetique transcranienne repetitive.
MAERTENS DE NOORDHOUT, Alain ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2004), 59 Suppl 1

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), when delivered in trains of pulses is able to induce long-lasting changes of excitability of neuronal networks, not only in the vicinity of the stimulating coil ... [more ▼]

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), when delivered in trains of pulses is able to induce long-lasting changes of excitability of neuronal networks, not only in the vicinity of the stimulating coil, but also at distant sites. Results of stimulation experiments over the motor cortex indicate that the effects (excitatory or inhibitory) depend on the frequency of stimulation. These data have prompted researchers to use repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) as a therapeutic tool in various brain disorders, most notably depression. However, as long as large randomized trials have not been conducted, rTMS cannot be recommended as an alternative to validated conventional therapies of such disorders. [less ▲]

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See detailApplications cliniques du plasma riche en plaquettes (PRP) dans les lésions tendineuses : revue de la littérature
Smets, Fanny; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg et al

in Science & Sports (2012), 27(3), 141-153

Tendinopathies are common and frequently resisting to actual conservative measures. The aim of this review was to gather the actual knowledge concerning the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in tendon ... [more ▼]

Tendinopathies are common and frequently resisting to actual conservative measures. The aim of this review was to gather the actual knowledge concerning the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in tendon lesion. The interest of this well-known technique, applied since almost 15 years in facial and dental surgery, is growing in the sports world because of its potential ability to treat refractory tendinopathies and to get back quickly a functional use. However, given the relative recent knowledge about PRP in sports medical, the studies could not yet reproduce the beneficial effects obtained in-vitro. Most studies about the subject indeed show an improvement in symptoms after PRP treatment but, because of the many biases introduced, such as the lack of population, the lack of control group or the many different kind of PRP used, the studies cannot be conferred a high level of evidence. Therefore, there is no evidence of formally advise the use of PRP in the treatment of tendinopathy. So the main research field in the close future will have to determine a standard for the manufacture of PRP and the protocols of the future studies in order to be able to compare them. [less ▲]

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