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See detailMulti-Criteria Decision Support for Cost Assessment Techniques in Shipbuilding Industry
Caprace, Jean-David ULg; Rigo, Philippe ULg

in COMPIT'09, Budapest (2009, May 10)

Cost is perhaps the most influential factor in the outcome of a product or service within many of today’s industries. Cost assessment during the early stage of ship design is crucial. It influences the go ... [more ▼]

Cost is perhaps the most influential factor in the outcome of a product or service within many of today’s industries. Cost assessment during the early stage of ship design is crucial. It influences the go, no-go decision concerning a new development. Cost assessment occurs at various stages of ship design development. Economic evaluation as early as possible, in the design phase, is therefore crucial to find the best price–function compromise for the ship projects. This paper presents a Multi Criteria Decision Aid (MCDA) method in order to select an appropriate cost assessment method at each stage of the ship design. In order to compare the cost performance between all alternatives, the evaluation of each alternative is performed by PROMETHEE. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-criteria Scantling Optimisation of Cruise Ships
Caprace, Jean-David ULg; Bair, Frédéric ULg; Rigo, Philippe ULg

in Ship Technology Research = Schiffstechnik (2010), 20

A numerical tool for the optimisation of the scantlings of a ship is extended by considering production cost, weight and moment of iner tia in the objective function. A multi-criteria optimisation of a ... [more ▼]

A numerical tool for the optimisation of the scantlings of a ship is extended by considering production cost, weight and moment of iner tia in the objective function. A multi-criteria optimisation of a passenger ship is conducted to illustrate the analysis process. Pareto frontiers are obtained and results are verified with Bureau Veritas rules. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-Criteria Selection of Hydraulic Gates
Daniel, R.; Dembick, E.; Rigo, Philippe ULg

in International Navigation Seminar, PIANC AGA2008, Beijing, China Communication Press (CIP), Beijing, China, May 2008 (2008, May)

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See detailMulti-criterion Scantling Optimisation of Passenger Ships
Caprace, Jean-David ULg; Bair, Frédéric ULg; Rigo, Philippe ULg

in 9th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (2010, April 12)

In the scantling design of a passenger ship, minimum production cost, minimum weight and maximum moment of inertia (stiffness) are conflicting objectives. For that purpose, recent improvements were made ... [more ▼]

In the scantling design of a passenger ship, minimum production cost, minimum weight and maximum moment of inertia (stiffness) are conflicting objectives. For that purpose, recent improvements were made to the LBR-5 software (French acronym of “Stiffened Panels Software”, version 5.0) to optimize the scantling of ship sections by considering production cost, weight and moment of inertia in the optimisation objective function. A real multi-criterion optimisation of a passenger ship is presented in this paper. Results highlight that LBR-5 is competitive software to optimise scantling of ships at very early design stage with management of critical problems studied normally at a later step of the design. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-decadal carbon and water relations of African tropical humid forests: a tree-ring stable isotope analysis
Hufkens, Koen; Helle, Gerd; de Haulleville, Thalès ULg et al

Conference (2013, April 10)

Little is known about the temporal dynamics of the carbon sequestering capacity and dynamics of African tropical humid forest ecosystems in response to various environmental drivers. This lack of ... [more ▼]

Little is known about the temporal dynamics of the carbon sequestering capacity and dynamics of African tropical humid forest ecosystems in response to various environmental drivers. This lack of knowledge is mainly due to the absence of ecosystem scale flux measurements of gas exchange. However, tree growth often displays itself as alternating pattern of visible rings due to the seasonally varying growth speed of the vascular cambium. Consequently, analysis of tree growth through tree-ring analysis provides us with insights into past responses of the carbon sequestering capacity of key species to abrupt ecosystem disturbances and, while slower, a changing climate. Not only does the width and density of growth rings reflect annual growth but their isotopic composition of 13C/12C and 18O/16O isotopes also reveal the environmental conditions in which the trees were growing. In particular, stable isotope ratios in tree-rings of carbon are influenced by fractionation through carboxylation during photosynthesis and changes in leaf stomatal conductance. Similarly, fractionation of oxygen isotopes of soil water occurs at the leaf level through evapo-transipiration. As a consequence, 18O/16O (δ 18O) values in wood cores will reflect both the signal of the source water as well as that of for example summer humidity. Therefore, both C and O stable isotopes might not only be valuable as proxy data for past climatic conditions but they also serve as an important tool in understanding carbon and water relations within a tropical forest ecosystems. To this end we correlate long term climate records (1961 – present) with tree ring measurement of incremental growth and high resolution analysis of tree-core stable isotope composition(δ 13C , δ 18O) at a tropical humid forests in the DR Congo. The Yangambi Man And Biosphere (MAB) reserve is located in the north-eastern part of DR Congo, with a distinct tropical rainforest climate. In addition to the tree-core data records and extensive meteorological records collected at both sites, observations on green leaf phenology of key species will provide us with additional information on potential carbon sequestration dynamics. Because, phenology is a first order control on plant productivity. In this unique study, using detailed tree-ring analyses together with auxiliary data, we explore the temporal dynamics of carbon and water relations and the influence on carbon sequestration of key tree species in African tropical humid forests. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-dectector row computed tomography of the carpal joint in dogs
Cavrenne; Bolen, Géraldine ULg; DeBusscher et al

Poster (2007)

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See detailMulti-dimensional sets recognizable in all abstract numeration systems
Charlier, Emilie ULg; Lacroix, Anne ULg; Rampersad, Narad ULg

in RAIRO : Informatique Théorique et Applications = Theoretical Informatics and Applications (2012), 46(1), 51-65

We prove that the subsets of N^d that are S-recognizable for all abstract numeration systems S are exactly the 1-recognizable sets. This generalizes a result of Lecomte and Rigo in the one-dimensional ... [more ▼]

We prove that the subsets of N^d that are S-recognizable for all abstract numeration systems S are exactly the 1-recognizable sets. This generalizes a result of Lecomte and Rigo in the one-dimensional setting. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-Dimensional Vector Assignment Problems
Dokka, Trivikram; Crama, Yves ULg; Spieksma, Frits C.R.

in Discrete Optimization (2014), 14

We consider a special class of axial multi-dimensional assignment problems called multi- dimensional vector assignment (MVA) problems. An instance of the MVA problem is defined by m disjoint sets, each of ... [more ▼]

We consider a special class of axial multi-dimensional assignment problems called multi- dimensional vector assignment (MVA) problems. An instance of the MVA problem is defined by m disjoint sets, each of which contains the same number n of p-dimensional vectors with nonnegative integral components, and a cost function defined on vectors. The cost of an m-tuple of vectors is defined as the cost of their component-wise maximum. The problem is now to partition the m sets of vectors into n m-tuples so that no two vectors from the same set are in the same m-tuple and so that the sum of the costs of the m-tuples is minimized. The main motivation comes from a yield optimization problem in semi-conductor manufacturing. We consider a particular class of polynomial-time heuristics for MVA, namely the sequential heuristics, and we study their approximation ratio. In particular, we show that when the cost function is monotone and subadditive, sequential heuristics have a finite approximation ratio for every fixed m. Moreover, we establish smaller approximation ratios when the cost function is submodular and, for a specific sequential heuristic, when the cost function is additive. We provide examples to illustrate the tightness of our analysis. Furthermore, we show that the MVA problem is APX-hard even for the case m = 3 and for binary input vectors. Finally, we show that the problem can be solved in polynomial time in the special case of binary vectors with fixed dimension p. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-disciplinary approach for sediment dynamics study of active floodplains
Gautier, E.; Corbonnois, J.; Petit, François ULg et al

in Géomorphologie : Relief, Processus, Environnement (2009)

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See detailMulti-disciplinary investigation of the tomb of Menna (TT69), Theban Necropolis, Egypt
Vandenabeele, Peter; Garcia-Moreno, Renata; Mathis, François ULg et al

in Spectrochimica Acta Part A : Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (2009), 73(3), 546-552

The archaeometrical survey of the tomb of Menna (TT69), which took place in November-December 2007, is part of the extended research program that aims to study and preserve this tomb in all its aspects ... [more ▼]

The archaeometrical survey of the tomb of Menna (TT69), which took place in November-December 2007, is part of the extended research program that aims to study and preserve this tomb in all its aspects. Menna was a high official who served as an overseer of Cadastral surveys during the reigns of pharaohs Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep Ill (ca. 1419-1370 BC). The research team aimed to gather information, in a totally non-destructive way, on the materials used and the painting techniques. The technical examinations included photography with normal and raking light. macrophotography, ultra-violet (UV) fluorescence photography, and microscopy. On selected points X-ray fluorescence (XRF) was combined with diffuse reflectance UV-spectrometry, near infrared (NIR) diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The technical aspects as well as problems that are inherently associated with an interdisciplinary survey of this extent, are discussed. The project worked with a large team of people with different backgrounds and sensitive technical equipment. Working conditions were quite hostile, including elevated temperatures and dust hampering the examinations. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-disciplinary research on long-term Middle to Upper Devonian fore-reef successions from Germany and Austria
Pas, Damien ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Cornet, Pierre et al

in Kido, Erika; Suttner, Thomas; Werer, Piller (Eds.) et al Berichte des Institutes für Erdwissenschaften, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (2012, June)

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See detailMulti-Domain Approaches for the Solution of High-Frequency Time-Harmonic Propagation Problems
Vion, Alexandre ULg

Doctoral thesis (2014)

The numerical solution of high-frequency time-harmonic propagation problems by volumic discretization methods is a challenging task, most notably because of the very large size of the resulting linear ... [more ▼]

The numerical solution of high-frequency time-harmonic propagation problems by volumic discretization methods is a challenging task, most notably because of the very large size of the resulting linear systems. We present a framework for a class of iterative methods that distribute the work between several CPUs and exchange information between physical or artificial interfaces. The goal is to define subproblems of manageable sizes, and to exploit the power of parallel supercomputers. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-drug resistance in a canine lymphoid cell line due to increased P-glycoprotein expression, a potential model for drug-resistant canine lymphoma.
Zandvliet, M.; Teske, Erik ULg; Schrickx, J. A.

in Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA (2014), 28(8), 1498-506

Canine lymphoma is routinely treated with a doxorubicin-based multidrug chemotherapy protocol, and although treatment is initially successful, tumor recurrence is common and associated with therapy ... [more ▼]

Canine lymphoma is routinely treated with a doxorubicin-based multidrug chemotherapy protocol, and although treatment is initially successful, tumor recurrence is common and associated with therapy resistance. Active efflux of chemotherapeutic agents by transporter proteins of the ATP-Binding Cassette superfamily forms an effective cellular defense mechanism and a high expression of these transporters is frequently observed in chemotherapy-resistant tumors in both humans and dogs. In this study we describe the ABC-transporter expression in a canine lymphoid cell line and a sub-cell line with acquired drug resistance following prolonged exposure to doxorubicin. This sub-cell line was more resistant to doxorubicin and vincristine, but not to prednisolone, and had a highly increased P-glycoprotein (P-gp/abcb1) expression and transport capacity for the P-gp model-substrate rhodamine123. Both resistance to doxorubicin and vincristine, and rhodamine123 transport capacity were fully reversed by the P-gp inhibitor PSC833. No changes were observed in the expression and function of the ABC-transporters MRP-1 and BCRP. It is concluded that GL-40 cells represent a useful model for studying P-gp dependent drug resistance in canine lymphoid neoplasia, and that this model can be used for screening substances as potential P-gp substrates and their capacity to modulate P-gp mediated drug resistance. [less ▲]

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See detailA multi-epoch XMM-Newton campaign on the core of the massive Cygnus OB2 association
Rauw, Grégor ULg

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2011), 536

Context. Cyg OB2 is one of the most massive associations of O-type stars in our Galaxy. Despite the large interstellar reddening towards Cyg OB2, many studies, spanning a wide range of wavelengths, have ... [more ▼]

Context. Cyg OB2 is one of the most massive associations of O-type stars in our Galaxy. Despite the large interstellar reddening towards Cyg OB2, many studies, spanning a wide range of wavelengths, have been conducted to more clearly understand this association. X-ray observations provide a powerful tool to overcome the effect of interstellar absorption and study the most energetic processes associated with the stars in Cyg OB2. <BR /> Aims: We analyse XMM-Newton data to investigate the X-ray and UV properties of massive O-type stars as well as low-mass pre-main sequence stars in Cyg OB2. <BR /> Methods: We obtained six XMM-Newton observations of the core of Cyg OB2. In our analysis, we pay particular attention to the variability of the X-ray bright OB stars, especially the luminous blue variable candidate Cyg OB2 #12. <BR /> Results: We find that X-ray variability is quite common among the stars in Cyg OB2. Whilst short-term variations are restricted mostly to low-mass pre-main sequence stars, one third of the OB stars display long-term variations. The X-ray flux of Cyg OB2 #12 varies by 37%, over timescales from days to years, whilst its mean log L[SUB]X[/SUB]/L[SUB]bol[/SUB] amounts to - 6.10. <BR /> Conclusions: These properties suggest that Cyg OB2 #12 is either an interacting-wind system or displays a magnetically confined wind. Two other X-ray bright O-type stars (MT91 516 and CPR2002 A11) display variations that suggest they are interacting wind binary systems. Based on observations collected with XMM-Newton, an ESA Science Mission with instruments and contributions directly funded by ESA Member States and the USA (NASA).Full Table 2 and Table 4 are only available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (130.79.128.5) or via <A href="http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/536/A31">http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/536/A31</A> [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-frequency nonlinear energy transfer from linear oscillators to mdof essentially nonlinear attachments
Tsakirtzis, Stylianos; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Panagopoulos, Panagiotis et al

in Journal of Sound & Vibration (2005), 285(1-2), 483-490

We report on multi-frequency energy transfer from a two-mode, initially excited linear system to a multi-degree-of-freedom (mdof) essentially nonlinear attachment. This occurs through simultaneous ... [more ▼]

We report on multi-frequency energy transfer from a two-mode, initially excited linear system to a multi-degree-of-freedom (mdof) essentially nonlinear attachment. This occurs through simultaneous resonance interactions of both linear modes with a set of nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) of the attachment, and is studied utilizing numerical wavelet transforms. The multi-frequency nonlinear energy transfer discussed herein differs from multi-frequency energy transfer caused by resonance capture cascading where sequential energy transfer from a set of linear modes to single-dof nonlinear attachments takes place. (c) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-frequency passive non-linear targeted energy transfers in systems of couples oscillators
Tsakirtzis, Stylianos; Panagopoulos, Panagiotis; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg et al

in 5th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Limassol, 2005 (2005, June)

We study the dynamics of a system of coupled linear oscillators with a multi-DOF end attachment with essential (nonlinearizable) stiffness nonlinearities. We show numerically that the multi-DOF attachment ... [more ▼]

We study the dynamics of a system of coupled linear oscillators with a multi-DOF end attachment with essential (nonlinearizable) stiffness nonlinearities. We show numerically that the multi-DOF attachment with damping can passively absorb broadband energy from the linear system in a one-way, irreversible fashion, acting in essence as nonlinear energy sink (NES). Strong passive targeted energy transfer from the linear to the nonlinear subsystem is possible, over wide frequency and energy ranges. We numerically demonstrate that the topological structure of the periodic orbits in the frequency – energy plane of the underlying hamiltonian system greatly influences the strength of targeted energy transfer in the damped system, and governs to a great extent the overall transient damped dynamics. This work may be regarded as a contribution towards proving the efficacy the utilizing essentially nonlinear attachments as passive broadband boundary controllers. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-Harmonic Modelling of Motional Magnetic Field Problems using a Hybrid Finite Element--Boundary Element Discretisation
Gyselinck, J.; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Dular, Patrick ULg et al

in Journal of Computational & Applied Mathematics (2004), 168

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See detailMulti-Harmonic Modelling of Motional Magnetic Field Problems using a Hybrid Finite Element--Boundary Element Discretisation
Gyselinck, J.; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Dular, Patrick ULg et al

in 2nd international conference on advanced computational methods in engineering, ACOMEN 2002 (2002)

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