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See detailLe mécénat féminin en France et en Bourgogne (XVe-XVIe siècles). Nouvelles perspectives. Actes de la journée d'études internationale tenue à l'Université de Liège, le 10 mai 2010
Fagnart, Laure ULg; L'Estrange, Elizabeth

Book published by De Boeck (2011)

Le rôle joué par les femmes de pouvoir au Moyen Âge et au tout début de la Renaissance dans la commande d’œuvres artistiques et culturelles constitue un champ de recherche de plus en plus prolifique. La ... [more ▼]

Le rôle joué par les femmes de pouvoir au Moyen Âge et au tout début de la Renaissance dans la commande d’œuvres artistiques et culturelles constitue un champ de recherche de plus en plus prolifique. La présente collection d’articles, suscitée par une journée d’études intitulée "Le mécénat féminin en France et en Bourgogne (XVe-XVIe siècles). Nouvelles perspectives", qui a eu lieu à l’Université de Liège en 2010, illustre l’importance des femmes mécènes, en France et en Bourgogne, dans les domaines de l’architecture, de l’orfèvrerie, des manuscrits enluminés, de la peinture et de la sculpture, ainsi que dans la traduction et dans l’organisation des cérémonials. Dans leurs fonctions respectives, celles de reine, reine mère, duchesse, régente, dame d’honneur, les femmes font usage des œuvres d’art et des rites pour promouvoir leurs intérêts personnels et dynastiques, confrontées qu’elles sont aux difficultés liées à leur sexe et à leur statut de femme de pouvoir, ou à des difficultés telles que les rivalités, la guerre, ou la folie. Même s’il est clair que les cours française et bourguignonne constituent l’espace le plus favorable à l’efflorescence du mécénat féminin, cette collection démontre toutefois l’existence d’un même phénomène, important, en dehors des sphères royales. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical and durability properties of concrete using contaminated recycled aggregates
Debieb, Farid; Kenaï, Saïd; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Cement & Concrete Composites (2010), 32(6), 421-426

The degradation of concrete structures due to chlorides and sulphates penetration is of obvious importance in civil engineering as having major impact on structural durability. In this paper, the results ... [more ▼]

The degradation of concrete structures due to chlorides and sulphates penetration is of obvious importance in civil engineering as having major impact on structural durability. In this paper, the results of an investigation on the effect of contaminated crushed concrete aggregates on mechanical properties and durability of recycled concrete are presented. Natural aggregates concrete (NC) slabs were cured in water, sea water, chloride solutions or sulphate solutions and then crushed to obtain virgin and contaminated (polluted) recycled aggregates. The properties of natural (NA) and recycled aggregates (RA) and the mechanical properties and durability performances of a new concrete made from 100% of RA are analysed. The results show that contaminated RA are much sensitive to chlorides than sulphates and are rapidly leached when soaked into water. Significant differences were observed between the properties of original and new concrete and the results clearly show the necessity of taking these contaminations into account. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical and tribological characterization of a thermally actuated MEMS cantilever
Pustan, Marius; Rochus, Véronique; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Microsystem Technologies (2012)

The temperature effect on the mechanical and tribological behaviors of a microelectromechanical systems cantilever is experimentally investigated using an atomic force microscope. A nonlinear variation of ... [more ▼]

The temperature effect on the mechanical and tribological behaviors of a microelectromechanical systems cantilever is experimentally investigated using an atomic force microscope. A nonlinear variation of the bending stiffness of microcantilevers as a function of temperature is determined. The variation of the adhesion force between the tip of atomic force microscope (AFM) probe (Si3N4) and the microcantilever fabricated in gold is monitored at different temperatures. Using the lateral mode operation of atomic force microscope, the influence of temperature on friction coefficient between the tip of AFM probe and microcantilever is presented. Finite element analysis is used to estimate the thermal field distribution in microcantilever and the axial expansion. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical based circular notch hinge design
Merken, Patrick; Smal, Olivier; Debongnie, Jean-François ULg et al

Report (2007)

At the microscale, classical bearings such as ball bearings, sliding bearings and other pivots may be difficult to manufacture. Among all possible solutions to replace them, the notch hinge seems to be ... [more ▼]

At the microscale, classical bearings such as ball bearings, sliding bearings and other pivots may be difficult to manufacture. Among all possible solutions to replace them, the notch hinge seems to be very attractive through its many advantages. The major limitation is on the rotation angle. This paper presents a new simplified analytical model for the prediction of the maximum angular displacement and the angular stiffness of a notch hinge. To validate our model, an experimental set-up has been developed. Finally, the results are compared to other theories. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical behavior of a ferritic stainless steel under simple and complex loading paths
Rossi, Barbara ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in International Conference on Structure and Architecture : ICSA2010, Guimaraes 21-23 July 2010 (2010)

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See detailMechanical behavior of ferritic grade 3Cr12 stainless steel-Part 1: Experimental investigations.
Rossi, Barbara ULg

in Thin-Walled Structures (2010), 48(7), 540-552

Ferritic stainless steels are corrosion resistant steels with a low and stable cost. Widely used in automotive applications, structural applications using ferritic stainless steels are only emerging ... [more ▼]

Ferritic stainless steels are corrosion resistant steels with a low and stable cost. Widely used in automotive applications, structural applications using ferritic stainless steels are only emerging mainly because ferritics are partially covered by structural standards due to a shortage of design data. Computer models are more and more used to support the developments of conventional design methods based on expensive full-scale tests or trial and errors methods. And for the modeling of metal forming processes as well as structural behavior of members, it is necessary to afford an accurate knowledge of the mechanical properties. In this paper, the experimental investigations made on the chromium based alloy 3Cr12 (1.4003) in order to characterize its mechanical behavior are presented. During the research, a classical uniaxial experimental equipment and a bi-axial experimental equipment designed by Flores (2005) in the Structures Laboratory of the University of Lige have been used. The collection of tests performed included tensile tests, cyclic shear tests, simple shear tests and successive simple shear and plane-strain tests. The yield locus and the hardening models are presented and identified in a companion paper by the same author. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical behavior of ferritic grade 3Cr12 stainless steel-Part 2: Yield locus and hardening laws
Rossi, Barbara ULg

in Thin-Walled Structures (2010), 48(7), 553-560

In practice, the finite element method is quite successful in simulating the metal forming processes or the structural behavior of members carrying loads. The accuracy of such models largely depends on ... [more ▼]

In practice, the finite element method is quite successful in simulating the metal forming processes or the structural behavior of members carrying loads. The accuracy of such models largely depends on the mechanical laws used to describe the material behavior. Numerous authors have shown the effect of material anisotropy on deep drawing or the influence of non-linear hardening behavior on the resistance of structural members. Studies have also demonstrated how important the evaluation of the material parameters is during the theoretical calculation of the strength of stainless steel members for instance. Non-linear metallic materials emerge as an alternative to elastic perfectly plastic materials, be it for their stainless, ductility or strength properties. It is thus necessary to be able to accurately model their material behavior. In the present paper, prior to any computations, different laws are described: simple phenomenological law and micro–macro constitutive models based on crystal plasticity. Classical yield surface such as Hill one are combined with isotropic (Swift or Ramberg– Osgood) and kinematic (Armstrong–Frederick or Teodosiu–Hu) hardening models to define the material behavior. The material parameters included in each law are then carefully identified. For that purpose, the experimental equipment developed by Flores (2005) in the Structures Laboratory of the University of Liege was used to perform biaxial tests. Coupled with classical uniaxial tests, they provide the necessary data for the identification of the yield locus and the hardening models. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical behaviour model of an unsaturated sandy silt
Charlier, Robert ULg; Li, X. L.; Bolle, Albert ULg et al

in Proc. of the XIVth Int. Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (1997, September)

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See detailMechanical behaviour of chalk reservoir: Numerical modelling of water sensitivity and time dependence effects
Collin, Frédéric ULg; Cui, Yu Jun; Schroeder, Christian ULg et al

Conference (2003)

The paper proposes two numerical models ot the mechanical behaviour of chalk. First, an elasto-plastic constitutive law reproduces the different plastic mechanisms of the chalk and the influence of pore ... [more ▼]

The paper proposes two numerical models ot the mechanical behaviour of chalk. First, an elasto-plastic constitutive law reproduces the different plastic mechanisms of the chalk and the influence of pore fluids by introducing the concept of suction. Secondly, a model able to reproduce time dependence behaviour. Eventually, the paper gives a simulation of an academic reservoir during depletion and waterflooding phase. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical behaviour of chalk reservoirs: numerical modelling of water sensitivity effects
Collin, Frédéric ULg; Cui, Yu Jun; Schroeder, Christian ULg et al

Conference (2003)

Chalk is the constituent material of numerous oil reservoirs in North Sea. The mechanical behaviour of a saturated chalk has been largely studied. However, different aspects of its behaviour are not yet ... [more ▼]

Chalk is the constituent material of numerous oil reservoirs in North Sea. The mechanical behaviour of a saturated chalk has been largely studied. However, different aspects of its behaviour are not yet well understood: material characteristics depend on the saturating fluids and chalk response is time-dependent. This paper proposes the PASACHALK numerical model: an elasto-plastic constitutive law is presented, which reproduces the different plastic mechanisms of the chalk (pore collapse and shear failure) and the influence of pore fluids. The water sensitivity of this soft rock is explained by the existence of suction effects in chalk. Finally, a simulation of a hypothetical reservoir is proposed to show the response of the elasto-plastic model during depletion phase and water injection phase. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical behaviour of Lixhe chalk partly saturated by oil and water: experiment and modelling
Collin, Frédéric ULg; Cui, Yu Jun; Schroeder, Christian ULg et al

in International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (2002), 26(9), 897-924

Two or more different fluids generally saturate chalk in oil reservoir, and therefore its behaviour can be very complicated. In this paper, a constitutive law is proposed for modelling the mechanical ... [more ▼]

Two or more different fluids generally saturate chalk in oil reservoir, and therefore its behaviour can be very complicated. In this paper, a constitutive law is proposed for modelling the mechanical behaviour of a chalk saturated by two non-miscible fluids, water and oil. The effects of the capillary pressure or suction are taken into account. They are considered as an independent variable, as in the Barcelona's basic model developed for unsaturated soils. On the other hand, internal friction and pore collapse are modelled as independent mechanisms. The determination of the parameters is based on triaxial and oedometer tests. Finally, in order to validate the model, predictions are compared with experimental results of water-flooding test. Copyright (C) 2002 John Wiley Sons, Ltd. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical characterization of porous structures by the combined use of micro-CT and in-situ loading
Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Schrooten, Jan; Elicegui, Laida et al

Conference (2008)

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See detailMechanical characterization of porous structures by the combined use of micro-CT and in-situ loading
Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Schrooten, Jan; Elicegui, Laida et al

in Proceedings book WCNDT 2008 (2008)

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See detailMechanical comparison of eight vertical jump exercises
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Cronin, John; Harris, Nigel et al

in Computer Methods in Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering (2010, September), 13(S1), 77-78

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See detailMechanical constitutive framework for thermal effects on unsaturated soils.
François, Bertrand ULg; Nuth, Mathieu; Laloui, Lyesse

in Proceeding of the 10th Int. Symp. on Numerical Models in Geomechanics, NUMOG X (2007)

Research interest in the thermo-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils is growing as a result of an increasing number of geomechanical problems involving both thermal and suction effects. The ... [more ▼]

Research interest in the thermo-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils is growing as a result of an increasing number of geomechanical problems involving both thermal and suction effects. The underground waste disposal is one such critical problem. Until now, these two environmental loadings have often been considered independently. This paper proposes a new unified thermo-mechanical framework for unsaturated soils based on thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) experimental evidence on cohesive soils. The Bishop effective stress framework is adopted to represent the stress state in the soil in a unified fashion. This constitutive context based on the evolution of two key parameters (the preconsolidation pressure and the suction air-entry value) makes it possible to represent the main features of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils. [less ▲]

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See detailThe mechanical effects of short-circuit currents in open air substations (Part II)
Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg; Declercq, Guy; El adnani, Mustapha et al

Book published by CIGRE (2002)

This book is a companion book of teh CIGRE brochure N° 105 (1996) on the same subject. It evaluates short-circuit mechanical effects and corresponding design loads in substation. It includes both rigid ... [more ▼]

This book is a companion book of teh CIGRE brochure N° 105 (1996) on the same subject. It evaluates short-circuit mechanical effects and corresponding design loads in substation. It includes both rigid and flexible bus-bars, Ac and DC network. It is divided in two volumes, the second one is giving numerous data and tests results of short-circuit. The first volume is detailing methods (simplified, medium and advanced ) to solve these problems. [less ▲]

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See detailThe mechanical effects of short-circuit currents in open air substations (Rigid and Flexible bus-bars)
Lilien, Jean-Louis ULg; declercq, Guy; El Adnani, Mustapha et al

Book published by CIGRE (1996)

A full revision of the 1987 version of the same brochure,including new development on bundle conductors and a full data base of tests.It includes short-circuit mechanical effects in substations for AC and ... [more ▼]

A full revision of the 1987 version of the same brochure,including new development on bundle conductors and a full data base of tests.It includes short-circuit mechanical effects in substations for AC and DC structures, for rigid and flexible busbars. [less ▲]

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See detailThe mechanical effects of short-circuit currents in open air substations.
Nartowski, Zbigniew; Adami, H.; Ford, Gary et al

Book published by CIGRE (1987)

SHort-circuit mechanical effects in substation is investigated by tests and simulations. Simplified equations are deduced to prepare standardisation of a procedure forthe design of substation against ... [more ▼]

SHort-circuit mechanical effects in substation is investigated by tests and simulations. Simplified equations are deduced to prepare standardisation of a procedure forthe design of substation against short-circuit mechanicle effects. [less ▲]

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