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See detailDe "Poétique" à "Points Essais" : (ré)invention du livre ?
Lorent, Fanny ULg

Conference (2015, July 08)

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See detailAttitudes toward Gay and Lesbian Marriage and Parenting Across Seven European Countries
D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Green, Robert-Jay; Katzuny, Katy et al

Conference (2015, July 08)

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See detailShewhart Control Charts with Guaranteed In-Control Performance
Faraz, Alireza ULg; Heuchenne, Cédric ULg; Woodall, W.H.

Conference (2015, July 08)

The in-control performance of the Shewhart X ̅ and S2 control charts with estimated in-control parameters has been evaluated by a number of authors. Results indicate an unrealistically large amount of ... [more ▼]

The in-control performance of the Shewhart X ̅ and S2 control charts with estimated in-control parameters has been evaluated by a number of authors. Results indicate an unrealistically large amount of Phase I data is needed to have the desired in-control average run length (ARL) value in Phase II. To overcome this problem, it has been recommended that the control limits be adjusted based on a bootstrap method to guarantee that the in-control ARL is at least a specified value with a certain specified probability. In our paper we present simple formulas for the required control limits so that practitioners do not have to use the bootstrap method. An assumption of normality is required. The advantage of our proposed method is in its simplicity; there is no bootstrapping and the control chart constants do not depend on the Phase I sample data. [less ▲]

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See detailAttitudes toward Gay and Lesbian Marriage and Parenting in Italy
Baiocco, Roberto; D'Amore, Salvatore ULg; Green, Robert-Jay et al

Conference (2015, July 08)

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See detailMethane distributions and sea-to-air fluxes in the South China Sea and the West Philippines Sea
Tseng; Chen; Borges, Alberto ULg et al

Poster (2015, July 07)

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See detailStress constrained topology optimization for additive manufacturing: Specific character and solution aspects
Duysinx, Pierre ULg

Conference (2015, July 07)

Since the fundamental work by Bendsøe and Kikuchi (1988), topology optimization has been based on compliance type formulations (Bendsoe & Sigmund, 2003) while the number of works considering stress ... [more ▼]

Since the fundamental work by Bendsøe and Kikuchi (1988), topology optimization has been based on compliance type formulations (Bendsoe & Sigmund, 2003) while the number of works considering stress constraints are rather limited (Duysinx & Bendsoe, 1998). More recently the generalized shape optimization approach using level set methods (see for instance Allaire, Jouve, Troader, 2004, Belytchko, Xiao, Parimi, 2003) has followed the tracks of topology optimization and has mainly been focusing on compliance minimization problems. The ‘compliance type’ formulation has produced quite interesting results in many problems because controlling the energy and the displacements under the loads is generally favourable for deflection control and because, for one load case, the compliance minimization leads to a fully stressed design nearly everywhere in the structure. However there are theoretical results that clearly show that the strongest and the stiffest structural layout can be quite different. As demonstrated in Rozvany & Birker (1994) truss topology optimization can lead to different results when there are several load cases, different stress limits in tension and compression, or when there are several materials involved. Therefore, the first goal of the paper points out the importance of considering stress constraints as soon as the preliminary design phase, that is, to include stress constraints in the topology optimization problem. Revisiting some contributions of the authors, this paper aims at illustrating the key role of stress constraints in the framework of topology optimization of continuum structures. The recent developments are able to treat: • Integrated stress criteria (i.e. global) relaxed stress constraints that aggregate the stress constraints in each finite element in order to be able to circumvent the large scale character of the local stress constraints. • Stress criteria that are able to tackle non equal stress limits in tension and compression. The usual von Mises criterion is unable to predict real-life designs when the structure is made of materials with unequal stress limits like concrete or composite materials. These different behaviours in tension and compression result in quite specific designs. Numerical applications make possible to point out the different nature of structural lay out for maximum strength and maximum stiffness. This one is clearly demonstrated in two kinds of particular situations: once several load cases are considered and when unequal stress limits in tension and compression are involved. The second contribution of the paper deals with the solution aspects of large scale constrained optimization problems. Because of the huge number of design variables, dual methods combined with local convex approximations such as CONLIN (Fleury, 1989) or MMA (Svanberg, 1987) are well indicated to solve classical topology optimization methods. However stress constrained problems introduce also a so large number of active constraints that one comes to a rather delicate situation. We show that the optimizer effort increases mostly as the cube of the number of constraints. In order to circumvent the problem, the idea developed in the paper is to combine first or second order approximations (Bruyneel, Duysinx, Fleury, 2002) with zero order approximations of stress constraints, especially for the subset of restrictions that are likely not to be active or not to change too fast. At first the paper presents the way to derive zero-order approximations of -relaxed stress constraints (that is necessary to cope with the singularity phenomenon of stress constraints in topology optimization). Then the proposed hybrid approach mixing approximation of different orders is benchmarked on numerical applications illustrating the reduction of computation time for solving optimization problems without sacrifying to the robustness and efficiency. Numerical applications will investigate topology optimized benchmark examples combined with additive manufacturing fabrication to illustrate the developments. [less ▲]

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See detailTreatments for patients with disorders of consciousness
Thibaut, Aurore ULg

Conference (2015, July 07)

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See detailModelling Uncertainties in Long-Term Predictions of Urban Growth: A Coupled Cellular Automata and Agent-Based Approach
El Saeid Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed ULg; Saadi, Ismaïl ULg; Cools, Mario ULg et al

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Modelling the growth of urban settlements is of considerable interest for different applications, amongst which integrated flood management. This study aims at modelling urban growth for a long time ... [more ▼]

Modelling the growth of urban settlements is of considerable interest for different applications, amongst which integrated flood management. This study aims at modelling urban growth for a long time horizon up to 2100 and to integrate the model outcomes with a hydrological model for the same time horizon. Forecasting land-use change over such time frames entails very significant uncertainties. In this regard, the main focus of this paper is attributed to the handling of uncertainty in an urban growth model. To this end, we examine a Monte Carlo Simulation method, which is integrated in the proposed urban growth model. Transition probabilities for each non-urban cell are estimated by a coupled Cellular Automata-Agent-Based ap-proach. The results help to handle uncertainty over long time horizons and to assess the increment in degree of uncertainty at every time-step. [less ▲]

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See detailCO2-sourced non-isocyanate polyurethanes: from the monomer synthesis to the elaboration of polymeric materials
Gennen, Sandro ULg; Grignard, Bruno ULg; Gilbert, Bernard ULg et al

Conference (2015, July 07)

Due to problems related to the rarefaction of fossil resources and the global warming that comes from CO2 emissions, new carbon feedstocks that are abundant, renewable, non-toxic, inexpensive and ... [more ▼]

Due to problems related to the rarefaction of fossil resources and the global warming that comes from CO2 emissions, new carbon feedstocks that are abundant, renewable, non-toxic, inexpensive and environmentally friendly must be explored to produce chemicals. Besides the valorization of bio-based raw materials, the use of CO2 as a C1 carbon source into added-value products has gained interest in both academic and industrial fields. One promising way to valorize CO2 relies on its chemical fixation onto epoxides to produce cyclic carbonates that find applications as electrolytes in lithium ion batteries, as aprotic polar solvents or as useful intermediates for polycarbonates. Cyclic carbonates also react with primary amines to produce 2-hydroxyethylurethane. This reaction can be extrapolated to the synthesis of non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPU) by polyaddition of bifunctional cyclic carbonates with diamines.5 This study focusses on (i) the synthesis of cyclic carbonates using new highly efficient organocatalysts and (ii) their valorization as monomers to produce non-isocyanate polyurethanes. First, we have identified a bicomponent organocatalyst for the very fast synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO2 and epoxides under very mild reaction conditions. Kinetics of reactions were followed by online Raman spectroscopy. NMR titrations were realized to evidence the mechanism of activation of this novel organocatalytic system that will be discussed in detail this talk. The second objective relies on the development of new efficient organocatalysts for the synthesis of high molar masses NIPUs in short reaction times. Organic compounds interacting with the cyclic carbonate by hydrogen bonding were identified and their catalytic activity was highlighted by a model reaction between ethylene carbonate and a primary amine before extrapolation to the synthesis of NIPUs that find applications as coatings or foamed materials. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficient hydrogen-bond donor activators for the synthesis of bio-based cyclic carbonates from CO2 and vegetable oils: a combined in-situ FT-IR and DFT study
Alves, Margot ULg; Méreau, Raphaël; Grignard, Bruno ULg et al

Conference (2015, July 06)

The present research aims at developing new very efficient organocatalysts for the chemical fixation of carbon dioxide onto epoxides that are precursors of non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs). Although ... [more ▼]

The present research aims at developing new very efficient organocatalysts for the chemical fixation of carbon dioxide onto epoxides that are precursors of non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs). Although this area of research is the subject of many works, the catalytic performance must be further enhanced in particular for the carbonatation of vegetable-based precursors while respecting environmental standards. In this context, we developed a new organocatalytic platform based on the combination of ammonium salts with single or double hydrogen bond donor activators that showed unexpected catalytic activity for the fast addition of CO2 onto epoxidized oils under mild conditions. First of all, in situ kinetic studies of the cycloaddition of CO2 onto model epoxidized oils were monitored by FT-IR spectroscopy in order to evaluate the influence of the hydrogen bond structure and various parameters such as the pressure, the temperature, the catalyst loading, and the nature of the epoxide on the reaction kinetics. Thanks to this catalyst screening, we found that ammonium salt/fluorinated hydrogen bond donors bicomponent organocatalysts were by far more efficient than that proposed in the literature under mild conditions (60°C, 2MPa). Then, the reaction mechanism of the organocatalyzed cycloaddition of propylene oxide onto CO2 was elucidated by performing Density Functional Theory (DFT). Our theoretical results highlighted the key role of the hydrogen bond interaction between the epoxide and the activators for the enhancement of the catalytic platform’s efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailA Non-Local Damage-Enhanced Incremental-Secant Mean-Field-Homogenization For Composite Laminate Failure Predictions
Wu, Ling ULg; Adam, Laurent; Doghri, Issam et al

Conference (2015, July 06)

Recently, the authors have presented an incremental-secant mean-field homogenisation (MFH) process for non-linear composite materials [4]. In this formulation, a virtual elastic unloading is applied to ... [more ▼]

Recently, the authors have presented an incremental-secant mean-field homogenisation (MFH) process for non-linear composite materials [4]. In this formulation, a virtual elastic unloading is applied to evaluate the virtual residual stress and strain states reached in each elasto-plastic phase. These virtual states are then used as a starting point to apply a secant homogenization method. This incremental-secant MFH process can handle non-proportional and nonmonotonic loadings, and naturally possesses an isotropic instantaneous stiffness operator to be used in the Eshelby tensor. This incremental-secant MFH homogenization can account for the first and second statistical moment estimation of the current yield stress in the composite phases during the computation of the plastic flow. When accounting for a second statistical moment estimation, the plastic yield in the composite material phases is captured with a higher accuracy, improving the predictions, mainly in the case of short fiber composite materials [6], see Fig. 1(a). The incremental MFH can handle material softening when extended to include a damage model. Indeed, as the secant formulation is applied from an unloaded state, the inclusion phase can be elastically unloaded during the softening of the matrix phase, contrarily to the case of the incremental-tangent method [3, 5], see Fig. 1(b). Moreover, when formulating the damage model in the composite phases in a non-local way, as with the non-local implicit approach, [1, 2], the MFH scheme can be used to model strain localization in composite structures [5], without suffering from the loss of the solution uniqueness. [less ▲]

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See detailPhytoplankton abundance and diversity in the Congo river at high and low waters
Stoyneva, MP; Descy, JP; Bouillon, S et al

Conference (2015, July 05)

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See detailLimites temporelles et conceptualisation de l'écrivain
Daubercies, Laurence ULg

Conference (2015, July 04)

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See detailLa paix de Westphalie (1648) : une rupture dans l’histoire diplomatique du Saint-Siège ? Confessionnalisation et médiation pontificale en question.
Regibeau, Julien ULg

Conference (2015, July 04)

La signature des traités de Westphalie, en 1648, a longtemps été considérée comme une rupture nette dans l’histoire politico-religieuse. Elle aurait conduit à l’effondrement de la christianitas médiévale ... [more ▼]

La signature des traités de Westphalie, en 1648, a longtemps été considérée comme une rupture nette dans l’histoire politico-religieuse. Elle aurait conduit à l’effondrement de la christianitas médiévale et à la naissance de l’Europe des États modernes . Ce changement de paradigme supposerait l’échec à long terme de la politique du Saint-Siège. L’historiographie récente permet cependant de revoir cette double interprétation, montrant notamment que le rôle diplomatique joué par Rome lors des négociations en Westphalie est plus complexe. Le but de ma communication est de réévaluer la théorie qui voudrait que la paix de Westphalie soit une rupture pour l’histoire des relations internationales et, par voie de conséquence, pour la diplomatie pontificale. Premièrement, je mets en avant les critères qui poussent régulièrement les historiens à envisager cette paix comme une défaite de Rome. Cette première partie m’entraine ensuite à définir rapidement le concept de confessionnalisation des relations internationales et à montrer qu’il est aujourd’hui réinterrogé par la recherche. Ce concept fait de la lutte confessionnelle le principal facteur structurant les relations internationales entre 1550 et 1650. Or il semble aujourd’hui peu à même d’expliquer toute la diversité des discours et des pratiques qui apparaissent alors dans les correspondances diplomatiques, y compris celles des ambassadeurs du Saint-Siège. Dans un troisième temps, je me concentre plus spécifiquement sur la figure du pape comme padre comune des princes catholiques et donc médiateur de leurs conflits. Ce rôle mérite d’être appréhendé dans le détail de chaque négociation. L’étude de la médiation des nonces ordinaires à l’époque des congrès en Westphalie permettrait ainsi de proposer une nouvelle lecture du rôle joué par la papauté à l’occasion de cette paix. Cela permettrait également d’adjoindre, à la temporalité de la confessionnalisation, d’autres temporalités parallèles. [less ▲]

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See detailThe choice of the cooperative legal form: Any rationality?
Dufays, Frédéric ULg; O'Shea, Noreen

Conference (2015, July 04)

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See detail« Folded time » : le temps en héritage dans l’œuvre de Gail Jones
Belleflamme, Valérie-Anne ULg

Conference (2015, July 04)

« Folded time » : le temps en héritage dans l’œuvre de Gail Jones The photograph of someone one loves, as a child: folded time. The present is given adorable density; in the face of the beloved rests an ... [more ▼]

« Folded time » : le temps en héritage dans l’œuvre de Gail Jones The photograph of someone one loves, as a child: folded time. The present is given adorable density; in the face of the beloved rests an earlier face. (Gail Jones, Dreams of Speaking, p. 37) Le temps pour Gail Jones n’est ni chronologique, ni linéaire, ni cyclique : telles des couches mémorielles se superposant les unes par rapport aux autres sans pour autant s’additionner, le temps, selon Jones, est « folded » (plissé, replié) et le moment présent n’est que le résultat d’un long processus de soustractions. Romancière, nouvelliste et essayiste australienne, Gail Jones est aussi une contemporaine de la fameuse « réconciliation australienne ». Du fait de son identité « blanche » et ses origines « européennes », Jones s’inscrit ainsi dans une lignée d’écrivains confrontés aux dangers liés à la victimisation symptomatique des cultures colonisatrices à l’époque postcoloniale. Afin d’aborder la question de la légitimité de l’héritage culturel, linguistique, littéraire et historique dans les récits traumatiques, sans pour autant assimiler le rôle réparateur des témoignages des victimes au rôle rédempteur des récits traumatiques des exterminateurs, Jones joue avec la notion de temporalité. C’est en effet au travers de son œuvre romanesque que Jones montre comment l’émergence d’événements du passé met en lumière un pan de l’histoire de l’Australie qui, jusqu’ici, fut passé sous silence. De même, dans une interview, Jones a exprimé son envie d’écrire sur l’amnésie historique, sur ce que c’est que d’oublier, d’avoir une histoire lacunaire (voir Block 2). Son but, je pense, n’est pas tant de combler le vide au centre de l’Histoire de l’Australie que d’écrire sur ce phénomène typiquement (post)colonial. Mon exposé s’attachera donc à montrer par quels moyens techniques et littéraires Jones tente de faire résonner les dangers récurrents liés à l’écriture et à la transmission orale de l’indicible dans la littérature contemporaine de l’Australie colonisatrice. Jones, je soutiens, fait preuve de grande subtilité à l’égard des sujets souvent très délicats que sont l’indigénéité, la marginalité, le racisme, le trauma, la victimisation et la violence, pour n’en citer que quelques uns, en ayant recours à des techniques d’écriture originales et contre-discursives, dont l’allégorie et l’intertextualité. Par ailleurs, son approche de la temporalité, tant au niveau de la forme (fragments, flashbacks, points de vue) que du contenu (troubles de la mémoire, héritage) et sa conception soustractive de l’histoire contribuent au caractère unique de sa vision du monde et de son écriture. [less ▲]

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See detailGerard du Frattre, oeuvre de transition entre les périodes médiévale et renaissante
Lambert, Adelaïde ULg

Conference (2015, July 04)

Gérard du Frattre est une compilation épique contenue dans le manuscrit inédit Paris, BnF, fr. 12791, copié à Paris en 1525 par Jacques Le Gros. Cette œuvre rassemble trois réfections en prose de chansons ... [more ▼]

Gérard du Frattre est une compilation épique contenue dans le manuscrit inédit Paris, BnF, fr. 12791, copié à Paris en 1525 par Jacques Le Gros. Cette œuvre rassemble trois réfections en prose de chansons de geste du XIIe siècle : Fierabras, la Chanson d’Aspremont et le Pèlerinage de Charlemagne. Bien que n’ayant jamais été imprimé, ce vaste ensemble est à l’origine de Gérard d’Euphrate de Jean Maugin, sorti des presses des éditeurs des Amadis en 1549, qui construit à rebours les enfances du héros Gérard et se présente comme le premier tome d’une série de six livres. Si les cinq volumes suivants n’ont jamais vu le jour, le contenu du manuscrit correspond à la suite de la narration de l’imprimé, ce qui pourrait suggérer un vaste projet éditorial avorté (Cooper, 2014). Dans un premier temps, cette intervention avait pour objectif de souligner l’apport de Gérard du Frattre à la question du découpage de la temporalité, ainsi que d’éprouver les premières pistes méthodologiques que ce texte hybride permet d’envisager et que nous souhaiterions aborder dans notre projet de thèse, qui consiste en l’édition et l’étude de l’œuvre. Ainsi, parallèlement à la pérennité de matières médiévales, la variation formelle — le passage à la prose puis à l’imprimé — reconfigure progressivement la structure et l’écriture du genre épique. Dans un second temps, c’est sur la question de la rupture engendrée par l’apparition de l’imprimerie que s’est centré notre exposé. La majorité des textes épiques popularisés par ce nouveau média est issue d’un corpus de mises en prose, dont le ms. Paris, BnF, fr. 12791 est l’un des derniers nés. La collation du chapitre initial de Gérard du Frattre avec celui de Gérard d’Euphrate nous a permis d’épingler quelques cas de rajeunissements stylistiques, et surtout de souligner la dépendance de l’imprimé au manuscrit et à la tradition épique antérieure, cela malgré la présentation typographique et iconographique adoptée par Gérard d’Euphrate, qui l’éloigne de la veine des « vieux romans » pour l’assimiler à celle des Amadis. Cet écart par rapport au « parcours classique » des épopées tardives suggère en outre un nouvel horizon d’attente et illustre de façon exemplaire la nature protéiforme du genre épique. [less ▲]

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See detailSynécismes et transformations du paysage religieux en Grèce antique
Palamidis, Alaya ULg

Conference (2015, July 03)

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See detailL'influence des facteurs de la distance psychique sur la relation d'agence en chaîne dans le monde des ONG
Manirambona, Célestin ULg

Conference (2015, July 03)

Several studies have been done on the agency relationship in the social economy (Spear, R., 2004; Huybrechts, et al, 2013.), but few studies focused on the chain agency relationship (Jegers,M. et al.,2012 ... [more ▼]

Several studies have been done on the agency relationship in the social economy (Spear, R., 2004; Huybrechts, et al, 2013.), but few studies focused on the chain agency relationship (Jegers,M. et al.,2012). Recently, Manirambona, C.(2013) showed that a chain agency relationship has materialized in Africa through the financing circuit of the actors in relation: foreign donors-international NGOs-local NGOs-endogenous groups-beneficiaries. By essence, an agency relationship exists when the mandate delegates to the mandatory a portion of his authority (Jensen & Meckling, W.H.,1976). This problem happens whenever there is the presence of elements that affect the basic assumptions of the agency relationship such as opportunism, asymmetric information (Nyssen, M.,1998). Among these ones, there are elements of context, which result from the distance. The distance has attracted more interest in the literature on the company internationalization by approaching through the psychic distance concepts (Johanson et Vahlne,1977). The basic principle of most of the researches is that increasing the distance increases uncertainty and a potential risk of information asymmetry between partners in relation (Hutzschenreuter et al., 2014). Given this impressive literature addressing the concept of psychic distance leads to a high complexity of information asymmetry strengthening the agency problem in international trade, it is striking that we lack a literature of psychic distance effect on the agency relationship in social economy, even less when the latter is in Chain. So, we ask then the question of how the psychic distance influences the agency relationship between different levels of actors in relation in the NGO world. This study proposes a combination of differentiated theories between economic, socio-cultural theories and agency theory, thus an empirical examination through a case study of the factors influence of the psychic distance components (cultural, governance and economic distances) on the agency relationship. [less ▲]

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See detailChristianisme et paideia dans l’Égypte byzantine : transitions, continuités et ruptures d’après les papyrus scolaires grecs à contenu composite profane et chrétien (fin du IIIe s. de notre ère – 1e moitié du VIIIe s.)
Carlig, Nathan ULg

Conference (2015, July 03)

Conquise en 332 avant notre ère par Alexandre le Grand, l’Égypte pharaonique est alors devenue une terre hellénisée, où la culture grecque, la paideia, et la langue grecque s’implantent profondément ... [more ▼]

Conquise en 332 avant notre ère par Alexandre le Grand, l’Égypte pharaonique est alors devenue une terre hellénisée, où la culture grecque, la paideia, et la langue grecque s’implantent profondément. L’annexion du Pays du Nil à l’empire romain en 30 avant notre ère ne changea pas cet état de chose : le grec resta la langue la plus utilisée, tandis que l’usage du latin restait confiné à l’armée et à la haute administration. Documentée par des milliers de papyrus, restes de livres ou de documents, dont les plus anciens remontent à la fin du IIe siècle de notre ère, la christianisation de l’Égypte a longtemps été perçue comme un phénomène ayant éradiqué la paideia hellénique, marquant une rupture nette entre la période gréco-romaine, de tradition profane, et la période byzantine, chrétienne. Or, à l’examen des papyrus littéraires et, dans une moindre mesure, documentaires, ainsi que des autres sources (littéraires et épigraphiques notamment), il apparaît que la christianisation du Pays du Nil s’est effectuée petit à petit, sur une période allant du Ier siècle au VIe siècle de notre ère, et que la paideia a survécu aux côtés de la culture chrétienne. S’il est un aspect de la société égyptienne qui illustre parfaitement ce phénomène, c’est l’enseignement. Si le livre de R. Cribiore paru en 1996 a fourni le catalogue de 412 papyrus scolaires profanes et la première synthèse sur le sujet , les 105 papyrus scolaires n’ont été répertoriés et étudies de façon systématique que très récemment . Ainsi, dans cette communication, après avoir présenté le cursus scolaire antique et les sources papyrologiques qui nous permettent de l’appréhender, nous nous concentrerons sur l’étude de quinze papyrus, tablettes de bois, parchemins et ostraca scolaires à contenu composite profane et chrétien, provenant d’Égypte et datés de la fin du IIIe siècle à la première moitié du VIIIe siècle de notre ère. Après avoir défini la notion de « composite », en nous fondant sur les travaux de M. Choat et A. Luijendijk portant sur les indices de christianisme dans les papyrus, surtout documentaires , l’examen externe et interne des quinze pièces (forme et matériau du support, contenu, mise en page, paléographie) permettra d’illustrer selon quelle(s) modalité(s) la culture chrétienne s’est intégrée à la paideia hellénique, de même que les transitions, continuités et ruptures dans les pratiques d’enseignement, en démontrant que l’opposition entre école païenne et chrétienne n’a pas lieu d’être en Égypte byzantine et que le découpage de la chronologie égyptienne en périodes gréco-romaine, byzantine et arabe, s’il est commode, ne doit pas constituer une barrière épistémologique pour le chercheur. [less ▲]

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See detailSurveillants et directeurs de prison. Quand les malentendus montent au Conseil d’Etat
Dubois, Christophe ULg; Colemans, Julie ULg

Conference (2015, July 03)

Le droit est souvent considéré par ses analystes comme un langage performatif (Bourcier et Mackay, 1992) : c’est par le travail d’interprétation des professionnels qu’il émerge et se perpétue. Par ... [more ▼]

Le droit est souvent considéré par ses analystes comme un langage performatif (Bourcier et Mackay, 1992) : c’est par le travail d’interprétation des professionnels qu’il émerge et se perpétue. Par ailleurs, le procès s’inscrit dans un processus de construction de sens à partir de points de vue qui entrent en conflit. La question du sens est donc incontournable pour comprendre les pratiques juridiques. Nous opérationnaliserons le concept de « sensemaking » développé par Weick (1995) pour rendre compte de quatre arrêts rendus en 2013 par le Conseil d’Etat sur des mesures disciplinaires prises par l’administration pénitentiaire à l’encontre de surveillants. Ces processus de décisionnels se composent des pratiques par lesquelles les conseillers et les auditeurs : reconstituent un historique de la décision administrative contestée à travers les pièces qui leur sont soumises ; sélectionnent des faits, des pièces et des arguments de droit pertinents ; labellisent et qualifient les faits sélectionnés ; articulent deux temporalités afin de comprendre ce qu’il s’est passé et dégagent des pistes d’action pour l’avenir immédiat ; articulent une interprétation congruente entre le droit, les faits, le dossier et la jurisprudence. A travers ces pratiques, une méthode de travail retiendra particulièrement notre attention car elle constitue une méthode heuristique de recherche du non-sens. Le magistrat est en effet attentif, lors du traitement de l’affaire, aux incohérences et aux malentendus qui émaillent la communication entre les parties lors de la procédure contentieuse. Ce repérage du non-sens est un levier d’action central dans le processus décisionnel. L’objectif de cette contribution consiste à rendre compte du processus de sensemaking qui oriente progressivement le travail du directeur de prison (autorité hiérarchique qui identifie et définit une situation problématique pour ensuite décider d’une sanction), du Comité de Direction de l’administration centrale (administration centrale qui formalise la sanction), du requérant (surveillant qui conteste la sanction) et, enfin, du Conseil d’Etat, institution qui décide d’annuler ou de suspendre la sanction. Au-delà des processus communicationnel, cette étude permettra d’appréhender les processus d’action publique et de judiciarisation dans le champ carcéral. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la vulnérabilité et du risque associés à la sécheresse des nappes phréatiques en Belgique : simulation de la recharge au niveau des zones agricoles avec le modèle B-CGMS
Jacquemin, Ingrid ULg; Verbeiren, Boud; Uljee, Inge et al

Conference (2015, July 02)

Groundwater drought remains poorly studied under temperate climate. The GroWaDRISK project aims at covering this gap by studying the influencing factors and the drought-related impacts on the environment ... [more ▼]

Groundwater drought remains poorly studied under temperate climate. The GroWaDRISK project aims at covering this gap by studying the influencing factors and the drought-related impacts on the environment, water supply and agriculture in the area of the Dijle and Demer catchment. In order to evaluate the current recharge (1980-2012), both models B-CGMS and WetSpass are used under various land uses and land covers. Only BCGMS will be presented in this paper. The model will be adapted in order to be applied on agricultural land: for arable land (winter wheat, maize,…), orchards, horticulture and floriculture areas and for meadows and grassland classes. The use of this model can be justified by the precision, from both spatial and temporal, which allow us to propose a more accurate recharge assessment in function of the main crops of the study area. [less ▲]

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See detailSurveillance à long terme de l'atmosphère terrestre depuis la station du Jungfraujoch
Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg

Conference (2015, July 02)

Nous présentons une vue d'ensemble des activités menées par les chercheurs de l'Université de Liège à la station scientifique internationale du Jungfraujoch, depuis les observations infrarouges pionnières ... [more ▼]

Nous présentons une vue d'ensemble des activités menées par les chercheurs de l'Université de Liège à la station scientifique internationale du Jungfraujoch, depuis les observations infrarouges pionnières effectuées à ce site par le Pr Migeotte en 1950-1951. L'accent est mis sur les données géophysiques et les séries temporelles déduites pour les constituants de l'atmosphère influençant le climat. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution du bilan de masse de surface antarctique à l’évolution du niveau des mers avec le modèle atmosphérique régional MAR
Agosta, Cécile ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg; Gallée, Hubert

in Actes du 28e colloque de l’Association Internationale de Climatologie (2015, July 02)

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See detailMaking-doing sensory perception: how to teach taste
Vangeebergen, Thomas ULg

Conference (2015, July 02)

Imagine a course of “olfaction and tasting”, in a notorious professional school for flavourist and perfumers in France. The aim of the teacher is to instil sensory referential sources in students, by the ... [more ▼]

Imagine a course of “olfaction and tasting”, in a notorious professional school for flavourist and perfumers in France. The aim of the teacher is to instil sensory referential sources in students, by the appropriation of a rigorous vocabulary and through practical tries of molecules and preparations. To name, to compare, to memorize, to describe and to value these substances are the tasks of the group during two years. As the general topic of the research was to understand professional skills about taste, one of the issues consisted in studying the development of these specific abilities. The focus was on the techniques deployed to install a sensory common frame, alternatively through a research of a bottom- up consensus and some imposed tags. The teacher, who has to transfer a substantial amount of sensory references to the class in narrow times, and to make them able to master those notions, has to face to a double constraint. She must transmit a core-sensorium, but at the same time has to support students’ own contributions, in mode to open the reference document to necessary enrichments. More than « actors », or « informants », the teacher and the students were also masters for me, by contributing to my sensory education. But also when they have confronted me to delicates questions and issues, sometimes against my own first researches. They were what I called though co-inquirer, proposing contradictory and resistant interpretations of the world, teaching me how to realize the study of sensory. [less ▲]

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See detailPhoto- and thermo-reversible crosslinked recyclable shape memory materials
Defize, Thomas ULg; Riva, Raphaël ULg; Thomassin, Jean-Michel ULg et al

Poster (2015, July 02)

Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are remarkable materials able to switch from a stressed deformed state (temporary shape) to their initial relaxed state (permanent shape) by the application of a stimulus ... [more ▼]

Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are remarkable materials able to switch from a stressed deformed state (temporary shape) to their initial relaxed state (permanent shape) by the application of a stimulus; such as heat or light. Typically; the shape memory property is generally observed for chemically or physically cross-linked polymers that exhibit an elastomeric behavior above a phase transition; e.g. glass or melting transition. As an example; cross-linked semi-crystalline poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) is widely studied for the development of SMPs. As most of SMPs are irreversibly cross-linked material; their reprocessing is impossible preventing any recycling. Thereby; reversible reactions; allowing the formation/cleavage of the network; raise tremendous interest for the development of new SMPs. Recently, we reported the preparation reversibly cross-linked PCL-based SMP using the Diels-Alder (DA) reaction between furan and maleimide end-groups of 4-arm star-shaped PCL, well-known to create reversible bonds. After implementation, this shape memory material was demonstrated to be recyclable, and was characterized by excellent fixity and recovery before and after recycling experiments. However, the relatively low retro DA temperature of the furan-maleimide adducts led to an inelastic deformation during shape memory tensile cycles. In order to get rid of this drawback, an alternative approach was investigated. The substitution of the DA reaction by a photo-reversible reaction, typically the photo-induced (2+2) cycloaddition of coumarins, was proposed to prepare cross-linked PCL matrix presenting one-way and two-way memory properties, since photolabile adducts are supposed to be stable during shape memory tensile cycles. [less ▲]

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See detailL’accompagnement de stagiaires dans les services d’accueil en collectivité de l’enfance en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Pirard, Florence ULg; Alonso Vilches, Vincent

Conference (2015, July 02)

Notre communication vise à mieux comprendre l’activité tutorale telle qu’elle se réalise dans le cadre d’entretiens de supervision hebdomadaires dans un métier de l’interaction humaine où les ... [more ▼]

Notre communication vise à mieux comprendre l’activité tutorale telle qu’elle se réalise dans le cadre d’entretiens de supervision hebdomadaires dans un métier de l’interaction humaine où les professionnel(le)s font face à la complexité et aux aléas quotidiens. L’analyse filmée de situations de jeu et de soins prises en charge par des stagiaires ainsi que celle des entretiens entre stagiaires et tutrices qui s’en sont suivis permettent d’identifier des manifestations de l’organisation de l’activité professionnelle, à tout le moins à des préoccupations récurrentes. Ces analyses montrent l’importance d’entretiens d’explicitation non seulement pour la recherche, mais aussi comme activité formative. [less ▲]

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See detailMalentendu visuel et folie : Test de Rorschach et hyper-conscience
Englebert, Jérôme ULg

Conference (2015, July 02)

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See detailMechanisms of cell fate specification by the ARP/ASCL factors in the zebrafish digestive system
Stern, David ULg

Poster (2015, July 01)

Recently, we discovered that pancreatic endocrine cell fate in zebrafish is not controlled by Neurog3 like in mouse but by a couple of ARP/Ascl factors, Ascl1b and Neurod1. Furthermore, we identified ... [more ▼]

Recently, we discovered that pancreatic endocrine cell fate in zebrafish is not controlled by Neurog3 like in mouse but by a couple of ARP/Ascl factors, Ascl1b and Neurod1. Furthermore, we identified Ascl1a as the cell fate determinant of the secretory lineage in the zebrafish intestine while this function is fulfilled by Atoh1 in the murine intestine. These data highlighted a striking diversity in the ARP/Ascl factors involved in the determination and differentiation of the endocrine cells and showed that the choice of these factors depends not only on the organ considered but also on the species. The next question was to understand this diversity and determine whether these ARP/Ascl factors are interchangeable. We first test whether expression of Atoh1 could rescue the loss of secretory cells in the gut of the pia/ascl1a mutant by using the inducible transgenic lines Tg(hsp70:atoh1a) or Tg(Hsp70:atoh1b-Myc). We found that both lines can rescue efficiently the loss of secretory cells in the gut of the pia/ascl1a mutant. Furthermore, this rescue can be also obtained using two others ARP/ASCL factors, namely neurod1 or Ascl1b, suggesting that all these ARP/Ascl factors are interchangeable. However, the phenotype of the rescued embryos is slightly different from wild type embryos as they display an excess of goblet cells and a reduced number of enteroendocrine cells and we are currently investigating the reasons of such difference. Interestingly, we also found that the overexpression of Atho1 factors leads to ectopic endocrine cells in the liver and the anterior endoderm and the characterization of these ectopic cells will give insights about the mechanism of cell specification by the ARP/ASCL factors. [less ▲]

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See detailGaz à effet de serre indirects et qualité de l'air aux latitudes moyennes de l'hémisphère nord : tendances à long terme et variabilité déduites de télémesures effectuées au Jungfraujoch (Alpes suisses, 3580 m)
Franco, Bruno ULg; Bader, Whitney ULg; Lejeune, Bernard ULg et al

Conference (2015, July 01)

Indirect greenhouse gases and air quality at Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes: long-term trends and variability derived from ground-based remote sensing at Jungfraujoch (Swiss Alps, 3580 m a.s.l.). We ... [more ▼]

Indirect greenhouse gases and air quality at Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes: long-term trends and variability derived from ground-based remote sensing at Jungfraujoch (Swiss Alps, 3580 m a.s.l.). We present an overview of recent investigations conducted by the Solar and Atmospheric Physics Infrared Group at the University of Liège and dedicated to the long-term monitoring of atmospheric gases with an indirect greenhouse effect and affecting air quality at Northern Hemisphere mid-latitudes. Gas concentrations are derived from high-resolution solar spectra recorded at the Jungfraujoch station (Swiss Alps, 46.5° N, 8.0° E, 3580 m a.s.l.), using Fourier transform infrared spectrometers. Time series obtained from these observations, along with satellite measurements and simulations from numerical models, allow for the study of both variability and recent evolution of these species and are critical for air quality monitoring and understanding climate changes. [less ▲]

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See detailANALYSE DES PHÉNOMÈNES CLIMATIQUES EXTRÊMES DANS LE SUD-EST DU NIGER
Karimou Barké, Mahamadou Salifou ULg

in Publications de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (2015, July 01), 28

The climate of the Department of Goure and Maine Soroa(Southeast of Niger) is of the saharo-sahelian’s type. Extreme climatic events are isolated weather phenomena, which coincide in space and time to ... [more ▼]

The climate of the Department of Goure and Maine Soroa(Southeast of Niger) is of the saharo-sahelian’s type. Extreme climatic events are isolated weather phenomena, which coincide in space and time to affect agricultural production, livestock breeding and natural resource stocks. In order to qualify and quantify regionally climate extremes, the statistical tool used is the extreme value distribution according to the Gumbel’s law. The results show that the occurrence of warm days and nights tends to increase while cool nights decreases. [less ▲]

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See detailBiomarkers of prognosis and efficacy of reatment
Henrotin, Yves ULg

Conference (2015, July 01)

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See detailSuppression of simulated self-excited oscillation using smart materials on flexible wing structure
Abdul Razak, N.; Nasip, N. S.; Hawari, A. F. et al

in Proceedings of the International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, IFASD 2015 (2015, July 01)

Suppression of simulated self-excited oscillation due to aeroelastic effects using piezoelectric patches is reported. The focus of the present work is suppressing simulated flutter oscillation using ... [more ▼]

Suppression of simulated self-excited oscillation due to aeroelastic effects using piezoelectric patches is reported. The focus of the present work is suppressing simulated flutter oscillation using piezoelectric patches bonded to the wing structure. First, a clean wing is exposed to airflow in the wind tunnel where it experienced limited amplitude oscillation. The responses were recorded. This is followed by bonding piezoelectric patches to the identical wing that was tested in the wind tunnel. Two of the patches were used as actuators to simulate self-excited oscillation in a control manner. The selected mode for excitation is 1st bending mode. The other two patches were used as suppressor for active control using negative velocity feedback Single-Input, Single-Output approach. The single input signal for negative feedback is also sensed using piezoelectric patches. The controller manages to suppress the simulated flutter response to a lower oscillation amplitude values. This works demonstrated the used of piezoelectric material as actuator to reproduce the oscillation amplitude during self-excited oscillation and suppress the oscillation at the same time. [less ▲]

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See detailEffect of a stretching program on overhead athletes with a stiff and painful shoulder
Schwartz, Cédric ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Bruls, Olivier ULg et al

Conference (2015, July 01)

Overhead athletes are more at risk of suffering shoulder injuries or/and developing shoulder pain. Stretching programs have been shown to successfully reduce pain for this population. However no study has ... [more ▼]

Overhead athletes are more at risk of suffering shoulder injuries or/and developing shoulder pain. Stretching programs have been shown to successfully reduce pain for this population. However no study has provided a global overview of the effects of stretching. The present study evaluated the evolution of the pain, the strength of the shoulder muscles, potential instabilities or lesion of the shoulder as well as the 3D scapular kinematics of 10 overhead athletes having a painful and stiff dominant shoulder. Our results show a significant decrease of the pain and of the positive impingement syndrome tests. The kinematics of the scapula reveals a more upward rotation of the scapula after the stretching, which may reduce the risk of sub-acromial conflicts. The strength of the internal and external rotators of the shoulder is not modified by the program. [less ▲]

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See detailComposite hydraulic modeling to design a complex dam spillway
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

Conference (2015, July 01)

The paper presents the application of a composite hydraulic modeling approach to the rehabilitation studies of a complex dam spillway. First, a physical scale model of the existing works has been built ... [more ▼]

The paper presents the application of a composite hydraulic modeling approach to the rehabilitation studies of a complex dam spillway. First, a physical scale model of the existing works has been built and operated. It enabled to define very accurately the actual discharge capacity and to validate a numerical model of the system. Second, the numerical model has been used to rapidly test several rehabilitation solutions. Finally, the final design has been validated and optimized using the physical model. The paper shows how composite hydraulic modeling enables to combine the inherent advantages of physical and numerical modeling approaches, which are complementary, while being beneficial to the delay as well as the quality of the analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailA new test of uniformity for object orientations in astronomy
Pelgrims, Vincent ULg

in Heavens, A. F.; Starck, J.-L.; Krone-Martins, A. (Eds.) Statistical Challenges in 21st Century Cosmology (2015, July 01)

We briefly present a new coordinate-invariant statistical test dedicated to the study of the orientations of transverse quantities of non-uniformly distributed sources on the celestial sphere. These ... [more ▼]

We briefly present a new coordinate-invariant statistical test dedicated to the study of the orientations of transverse quantities of non-uniformly distributed sources on the celestial sphere. These quantities can be projected spin-axes or polarization vectors of astronomical sources. [less ▲]

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See detail« 11bouge » website: Principles of the designers and opinions of the practitioners
Andris, Morgane ULg; Pauly, Aurore; Mouton, Alexandre ULg et al

Poster (2015, July)

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See detailWritten Corrective Feedback: A Case Study
Noiroux, Kevin ULg

Conference (2015, July)

The present study looks at the efficacy of 3 types of written corrective feedback on errors made by French-Speaking High School students writing in English. More than 100 students, taught by 5 different ... [more ▼]

The present study looks at the efficacy of 3 types of written corrective feedback on errors made by French-Speaking High School students writing in English. More than 100 students, taught by 5 different teachers in 3 different schools, participated in the study. Each participant was randomly assigned to a different type of written corrective feedback: underlining, direct correct or explanation. Each time the students wrote a text in their EFL class, I (the researcher) corrected it, selected 10 errors and asked the students to state whether they understood the error. If they understood the error, they were asked to correct and/or explain it, depending on their treatment group. I then analyzed the corpus of more than 2000 errors: all the errors were categorized and the uptake moves (students’ corrections and explanations) verified. Finally, I checked whether there was a positive correlation between error types, types of corrective feedback, and students’ uptake. [less ▲]

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See detailMarcel-Henri Jaspar, "Le plus gaullien des Belges" ? Construction et déconstruction d'une réputation (1940-1966)
Genin, Vincent ULg

in Lanneau, Catherine; Depagie, Francis (Eds.) De Gaulle et la Belgique (2015, July)

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See detailDiplomacia pública europea y visibilidad en la prensa de sus socios estratégicos: Brasil y México
Azpíroz Manero, María Luisa ULg

Conference (2015, July)

En las relaciones internacionales, la diplomacia pública funciona como herramienta de comunicación política internacional con vistas a persuadir a públicos extranjeros sobre cuestiones de política ... [more ▼]

En las relaciones internacionales, la diplomacia pública funciona como herramienta de comunicación política internacional con vistas a persuadir a públicos extranjeros sobre cuestiones de política exterior y/o generar una imagen positiva. Entre las diversas actividades que incluye se encuentran las acciones de diplomacia mediática: acciones de información y comunicación estratégica diseñadas para transmitir el discurso político de modo efectivo y convincente. Resulta importante que dicho discurso reciba cobertura en los medios de comunicación locales, pues éstos inciden de modo importante en la configuración de la opinión pública. La Unión Europea (UE) mantiene dos Asociaciones Estratégicas en la región latinoamericana: una con Brasil (desde 2007) y otra con México (desde 2008). A través de las mismas, busca reforzar las relaciones con dos países considerados potencias políticas y económicas a nivel global. Esta investigación se centra en las relaciones bilaterales de la UE con Brasil y México y plantea: ¿qué grado y tipo de visibilidad logra la diplomacia mediática de la UE en la prensa brasileña y mexicana? Para responder, se analiza qué acciones de diplomacia mediática de la UE alusivas a la relación bilateral con Brasil y México fueron recogidas por dos diarios brasileños (O Globo y Folha de São Paulo) y dos diarios mexicanos (El Universal y La Jornada) en el periodo 2011-2013. La investigación recurre a las teorías de la agenda-setting y el framing, y cuenta con información obtenida en entrevistas realizadas a oficiales del Servicio Europeo de Acción Exterior (SEAE) en Bruselas, Brasilia y Ciudad de México. [less ▲]

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See detailAlignments of quasar axes with large-scale structures
Hutsemekers, Damien ULg; Braibant, Lorraine ULg; Pelgrims, Vincent ULg et al

Conference (2015, July)

Based on measurements of optical linear polarization of quasars belonging to large groups at redshift ~ 1.3, we found that quasar spin axes are likely parallel to their host large-scale structures. The ... [more ▼]

Based on measurements of optical linear polarization of quasars belonging to large groups at redshift ~ 1.3, we found that quasar spin axes are likely parallel to their host large-scale structures. The observations and the statistical analysis will be reviewed, and interpretations discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCarbides and grain size quantification methods in high speed steel alloys
Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg; Paydas, Hakan ULg; Hashemi, Seyedeh Neda ULg et al

Conference (2015, July)

High speed steel (HSS) grades are widely used as in highly stressed applications where carbides content promote enhanced mechanical properties together with oxidation and wear resistances. Such a ... [more ▼]

High speed steel (HSS) grades are widely used as in highly stressed applications where carbides content promote enhanced mechanical properties together with oxidation and wear resistances. Such a tribological behaviour is mainly due to the presence of primary carbides. It is thus important to quantify the carbide volume fraction in HSS to correlate this result with the mechanical and tribological properties of the materials. Depending of the steel composition several types of carbides are precipitated in HSS: MC (Nb and V-rich), M2C (Mo and W-rich), Cr-rich M7C3 and some others, depending of the chemical composition. Two groups of HSS were analyzed in this study: cast HSS manufactured by centrifugal casting and cladded HSS manufactured by laser cladding. Depending on the chemical composition and the manufacturing process of the studied material, several methods have been used to quantify the carbide volume fraction and the grain size. [less ▲]

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See detail"On se débrouille", or how to be a good judge when the state lets you down?
Andreetta, Sophie ULg; Kolloch, Annalena

Conference (2015, July)

Over the last couple of years, Beninese magistrates have been on strike for months in a row. In 2012, it was about the Ministry of justice implying corruption issues. In 2013, it was about independence ... [more ▼]

Over the last couple of years, Beninese magistrates have been on strike for months in a row. In 2012, it was about the Ministry of justice implying corruption issues. In 2013, it was about independence and fear of political infringement. In 2014, it was about the most recent appointments. When it comes to judges from the bench, most of them complain about their substantial workload, low pay and poor working conditions. They also highlight the discrepancies between the magistrate’s social status and what their families expect from them, the standards of living that people assume that they have. In short, there seems to be a professional malaise within the Beninese bench, who feel like the state is letting them down, yet judges also insist on the importance of their work, and of doing it right. This is why, for the purpose of this paper, we will be looking at the discourses and representations of Beninese judges on their own social and professional status. What does it mean to be a judge in Benin today? Why do young lawyers choose that professional path over other legal careers? How do they ‘do their job right’ and what are the obstacles to it? Considering both age and gender, we are also trying to look at what it means to be a civil servant today, when the state is no longer the only – or the most promising – employer for legal practitioners. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of quantification methods applied to HSS alloys for carbides volume fraction and grain size assessments
Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg; Paydas, Hakan ULg; Hashemi, Seyedeh Neda ULg et al

Poster (2015, July)

High speed steels (HSS) are used in applications where enhanced mechanical properties together with hot oxidation and wear resistances are required. Such an improved physico-chemical behaviour is mainly ... [more ▼]

High speed steels (HSS) are used in applications where enhanced mechanical properties together with hot oxidation and wear resistances are required. Such an improved physico-chemical behaviour is mainly due to the presence of primary carbides within the microstructure. Depending of the initial chemical composition several types of carbides can precipitate in HSS such as MC (Nb and V-rich), M2C (Mo and W-rich), Cr-rich M7C3, etc. Two groups of HSS were analysed in this study, which are the so-called cast HSS grades that are manufactured by a centrifugal casting process and the cladded HSS manufactured by laser cladding. Purpose: Quantify the carbide volume fractions and the grain size within HSS grades in order to set correlations between the microstructure and both the mechanical and the tribological properties of the materials. Findings: The metallurgical features such as carbides nature and shape have been determined that are related to the manufacturing process of the studied material, and several methods have been used to quantify the carbide volume fractions and to assess the grain size. [less ▲]

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See detailDriving Pulsation Modes in Models of the Two Pre-ELM Helium-Core White Dwarfs WASP 0247-25B and WASP 1628+10B
Van Grootel, Valérie ULg; Fontaine, G.; Brassard, P. et al

Poster (2015, July)

Multi-periodic pulsations have recently been detected in two pre-extremely low mass (pre- ELM) helium-core white dwarfs as reported in Maxted et al. (2013, Nature, 498, 463) and Maxted et al. (2014, MNRAS ... [more ▼]

Multi-periodic pulsations have recently been detected in two pre-extremely low mass (pre- ELM) helium-core white dwarfs as reported in Maxted et al. (2013, Nature, 498, 463) and Maxted et al. (2014, MNRAS, 444, 208). As such, they define a new class of pulsating stars in the HR diagram. Both objects are the secondary components in eclipsing close binaries, with solar-type main sequence stars as primaries. They are believed to be the remnants of former red giant stars stripped down of most of their mass through an active phase of binary evolution. The first of those is WASP 0247-25B, characterized by M = 0.186 ± 0.002 Mʘ, log g = 4.576 ± 0.011, and Teff = 11,380 ± 400 K (Maxted et al. 2013). Three pulsation modes have been detected so far, with periods of 381 s, 406 s, and 421 s. The second one, showing two modes with 669 s and 755 s, is WASP 1628+10B, with M = 0.135 ± 0.020 Mʘ, log g = 4.49 ± 0.05, and Teff = 9200 ± 600 K (Maxted et al. 2014). Adiabatic calculations using suitable evolutionary models have been presented in these publications, showing that the pulsation periods correspond to low-degree, mid-order p-mode oscillations (probably including radial modes). The question of the driving mechanism, however, has been left open, and we address that issue here. [less ▲]

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See detailSketch-based and parametric modeling: Association of two-externalization processes for early daylight optimization
Gallas, Mohamed Anis ULg; Delfosse, Vincent ULg

(2015, July)

This paper focuses on sketch-based and parametric modeling as two externalization devices used in architectural design practice. The first part of this paper addresses features and ability of these ... [more ▼]

This paper focuses on sketch-based and parametric modeling as two externalization devices used in architectural design practice. The first part of this paper addresses features and ability of these externalization tools to support design activities during the early design steps. The second part proposes an association process of a sketch-based modeling tool (SketSha-Archi®) and a parametric modeling tool (Grasshopper®) to create an advanced process for daylight optimization. The process aimed to associate the hand-sketching freedom with the precise exploration functions of digital tools (parametric modeling and evaluation tools). [less ▲]

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See detailDiscovery of a new spore assemblage in the Middle Devonian of Iberian Peninsula
Rial, Gonzalo; Cascales-Miñana, Borja ULg; Gozalo, Rodolfo et al

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See detailLate Holocene history of the Fuji Five Lakes (Japan)
Lamair, Laura ULg; Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Boes, Evelien et al

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See detailiPot: Industrial Potato monitoring for the Belgian potato sector using remote sensing and crop growth modelling
Wellens, Joost ULg

in Qu, Dongyu (Ed.) Develop Together for a Better Future (2015 Beijing World Potato Congress) (2015, July)

The Belgian potato processing industry has known a spectacular growth during the last decades. The companies active in this sector (most of them family owned enterprises) have succeeded – together with ... [more ▼]

The Belgian potato processing industry has known a spectacular growth during the last decades. The companies active in this sector (most of them family owned enterprises) have succeeded – together with primary producers and traders – to grow from 500.000 tons of processed potatoes in 1990 till 3.650.000 tons of raw material in 2012. When considering the production (in tons) per habitant, Belgium is ranked on the 4th place with a production of 395 tons per 1.000 inhabitants. Nowhere in the world are higher yields obtained than in Belgium. To keep up its position on the forefront of innovation, the potato processing industries are continuously looking at promising novel technologies that could improve business processes at any stage of growth. The close follow up of parcels on the land as form above is becoming an important tool to improve the quantity and the quality of the potato crop, and reduce the risks in order to plan the storage, packaging or processing and as such to strengthen the competiveness of the Belgian potato in a global market. The iPot project, financed by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), aims to provide the Belgian potato sector, represented by Belgapom, with near real time information on field condition (weather-soil) and crop development, and with early yield estimates, derived from a combination of satellite images and crop growth models. Satellite images are used since long for crop monitoring at regional level by the public sector. Traditionally, low to medium resolution images, with pixel sizes from 250m to 1km are used for providing information on crop growth and development, and on yield at regional scale. However, the recent launch of constellations of high resolution optical sensors (DMC, Sentinel-2) offering spatially detailed information (20m pixel size) at high frequency (every 2 to 3 days) and at low cost, is creating a (r)evolution in the world of crop monitoring. Automatic processing chains have been developed to derive vegetation indices (NDVI) and biophysical parameters (fAPAR, LAI, fCover). Maps are being derived on a regular basis with for each pixel the actual development stage of the potato crop. This on-line scanning of the growth (phenology) is expected to result in an increased performance of crop growth models and better yield predictions. Once the data for crop phenology are incorporated into the model (B-CGMS), the yield data collected at the parcel level will be assimilated into the model using optimization algorithms to minimize the discrepancies between observed and simulated yield time series in order to improve further yield estimations. The combination of these new earth observation and modelling techniques arose the interest of a new type of users, mainly from the private sector (agro-industry, agricultural insurers, etc.). The iPot project aims to bridge the gap between the latest research efforts regarding crop growth monitoring and the industry. An intuitive web based geo-information platform is being developed to allow both the Belgian potato industry and research centers to access, analyze and combine the data with their own field observations in closed collaboration with the farmers, for improved decision-making. [less ▲]

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See detailHow bioméchanical analysis may help to identify abdominal injury causes in high level tennis
Tubez, François ULg; Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg et al

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This research studies the case of a professional tennis player who has suffered from a medical tear on the left rectus abdominis muscle after a tennis serve. The goal of the study is to understand whether ... [more ▼]

This research studies the case of a professional tennis player who has suffered from a medical tear on the left rectus abdominis muscle after a tennis serve. The goal of the study is to understand whether the injury could be explained by an inappropriate technique. For this purpose, we analyzed the three dimensions kinematic and kinetic of the serve. We also performed isokinetic tests of the knees. We compared the player to five other professional players. We observed a possible deficit of energy transfer because of an important anterior pelvis tilt. Some compensations of the player during serve could be a possible higher abdominal contraction and a larger shoulder external rotation. These particularities could induce an abdominal overwork that would explain the first injury and may provoke a new injury. [less ▲]

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See detailSPECIFICITY OF CLASS I TAGATOSE 1,6-BISPHOSPHATE ALDOLASE ENHANCED TOWARD TAGATOSE 1,6-BISPHOPHATE
Freichels, Régine ULg; Delmarcelle, Michaël ULg; Colarusso, Andrea et al

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Class I tagatose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase catalyzes the reversible condensation of dihydroxyacetone phosphate and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate to produce four D-ketohexoses 1,6-bisphosphate: D-tagatose 1,6 ... [more ▼]

Class I tagatose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase catalyzes the reversible condensation of dihydroxyacetone phosphate and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate to produce four D-ketohexoses 1,6-bisphosphate: D-tagatose 1,6-bisphosphate, D-fructose 1,6-bisphosphate, D-psicose 1,6-bisphosphate and D-sorbose 1,6-bisphosphate. These four sugars are diastereoisomers and differs from each other in their stereochemistry at carbons 3 and 4. The structure determination of three class I tagatose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolases has afforded new insight into their catalytic mechanism as well as their evolution. However, the determinant(s) that allow(s) the enzyme to be so unspecific at carbon 4 have remains unknown. The aim of this project is focused on the characterization of the structural features of tagatose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolases that determine the specificity of the enzyme towards tagatose versus fructose 1,6-bisphosphate (carbon C4). [less ▲]

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See detailHow to determine the place provided to physical activity in a primary school? An attempt to identify objective variables
Mouton, Alexandre ULg; Boone, Pauline; Cloes, Marc ULg

in Revista Espaňola de Educación Física y Deportes (2015, July), 410-S

In the fight against sedentariness, recent meta analyses underlined the determining role of school as a foundation for physical activity (PA) promotion in children and adolescents (Biddle et al. 2012 ... [more ▼]

In the fight against sedentariness, recent meta analyses underlined the determining role of school as a foundation for physical activity (PA) promotion in children and adolescents (Biddle et al. 2012). Consequently, active schools projects are implemented worldwide.. They combine actions on several parallel axes with the physical education (PE) teacher as a corner stone. One of the challenges of such interventions is to follow the modifications and measure their effects. Moreover, it seems that practitioners and researchers still need an instrument to ascertain the real place provided to PA in a school. The aim of this presentation consists in describing the development, validation and testing of an instrument designed to provide such feedback. This study respects a qualitative approach and, by its step by step process, could be considered as an action research approach. Its main goal is to produce an audit instrument rather than providing data. Five successive steps were designed: Analysis of the literature in order to select the main dimensions to analyze; Development of a provisional tool based on objective items; Pilot study; Validation by a group of 13 experts; Testing of the final version in a school. The analysis was focused on the school policy and involved the principal, the PE teacher and the classroom teachers. 335 items were identified and spread across six dimensions. The experts underlined the validity and completeness of the instrument. For the practitioners, participating to the data collection is a means to become aware of what the school (should) propose. This study points out the large range of variables involved in the development of a PA school project, and bring forward the limitation of an assessment using objective data. It underlines that an audit process contributes to a more relevant perception of the reality. Practitioners would also be interested by an easier-to-use tool. [less ▲]

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See detailIntégration de tablettes numériques dans la formation des futurs enseignants: une étude de cas
Parlascino, Emmanuelle ULg; Joris, Noémie ULg

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À travers cette recherche, les auteurs visent à mettre en évidence, chez les étudiants, les apports réels, en termes d’apprentissages et de développement professionnel, de situations d’enseignement ... [more ▼]

À travers cette recherche, les auteurs visent à mettre en évidence, chez les étudiants, les apports réels, en termes d’apprentissages et de développement professionnel, de situations d’enseignement intégrant une technologie, à savoir les tablettes numériques. Le groupe d’étude se constitue d’un enseignant en histoire en haute école pédagogique et de trois classes d’étudiants en formation pour devenir enseignants. Ce groupe fera l’objet d’une analyse approfondie au travers d’observations filmées, examinées à l’aide de grilles, et de commentaires réflexifs (de l’enseignant et des étudiants) issus d’entretiens d’autoconfrontation sur divers extraits des situations d’enseignement menées et vécues. Cette méthodologie conduira à croiser plusieurs types d’informations : (1) les objectifs de l’enseignant au moment de préparer la situation d’enseignement, (2) sa perception des apports mis en place à travers la technologie, (3) la perception de ses étudiants et (4) les observations des auteurs. Soucieux de contribuer à l’analyse réflexive sur l’intérêt d’intégrer le numérique en éducation, les auteurs veulent mettre en évidence les apports réels de l’activité, les points de passage obligés et les principales difficultés de sa mise en place. Ces résultats pourront éclairer les enseignants souhaitant se lancer dans ce genre d’activité innovante. [less ▲]

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See detailLagrangian and Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Simulations of Complex Roll Forming Processes
Crutzen, Yanick ULg; Boman, Romain ULg; Papeleux, Luc ULg et al

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Finite element simulation of the roll forming process is regarded as an essential tool for the early design and optimization stages of a roll forming mill. However, such simulations are generally ... [more ▼]

Finite element simulation of the roll forming process is regarded as an essential tool for the early design and optimization stages of a roll forming mill. However, such simulations are generally incredibly time-consuming, limited to some simple cases and to the pre-cut forming method. In contrast to the classical Lagrangian approach, the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) formalism, which consists in decoupling the motion of the material and the mesh, can simulate the continuous process for the entire roll forming line at reasonable CPU cost by using a nearly-stationary mesh. In this work, the numerical results are compared to some experimental data on a U-channel in order to validate both Lagrangian and ALE models using our in-house code METAFOR. Furthermore, advantages of the ALE formalism are highlighted with the simulation of a tubular rocker panel on a 16-stand forming mill, which is a real industrial mill. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Period-Effective Temperature Relation for DBV White Dwarfs
Fontaine, G.; Van Grootel, Valérie ULg; Bergeron, P. et al

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See detailIdentification of the main parameters controlling the plasticity of ceramic pastes: The case study of the Marrakech region (Morocco)
El Idrissi, Hicham; Fontaine, François ULg

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Numerous traditional ceramic workshops occur within a range of 10 to 80 km around the city of Marrakech. Our study aims to identify the main parameters controlling the plasticity of pastes used by the ... [more ▼]

Numerous traditional ceramic workshops occur within a range of 10 to 80 km around the city of Marrakech. Our study aims to identify the main parameters controlling the plasticity of pastes used by the artisans. To reach this goal, we characterize by X-ray diffraction, granulometry and plasticity index (PI) the local raw clayey material. The investigation of 26 whole pastes shows the dominance of quartz (20 to 50%) and clay minerals (25 to 60%) with K-feldspar (2 to 17%), plagioclase (2 to 25%), calcite (0 to 18%), dolomite (0 to 15%), goethite (0 to7%) and trace of hematite and anhydrite (< 3%). Amphibole occurs in trace (< 5%) but only in some samples. The clay minerals are diversified, including illite (10 to 40%), kaolinite (2 to 15%), mixed-layer (ML) (0 to 10%), smectite, vermiculite and chlorite (0 to 5%), and pyrophyllite-talc association (0 to 8%). Sepiolite (12%) is only present in one paste. The grain size is made by variable proportions of sand (5 to 65%), silt (12 to 53%) and clayey fraction (18 to 66%). The Plasticity index (PI) indicates the presence of two principals groups of pastes. (1) The first group is characterized by PI values ranging between 15 to 18. Their moderate plasticity behavior is related either to the low rate of clayey fraction and/or to the absence of plastic clays like smectites and mixed layer with smectitic sheets. (2) The PI of second group ranges between 20 to 32. The high plasticity values are influenced by the presence of specific clayey minerals like talc-pyrophyllite or sepiolite, or by the high content of smectite plus smectitic mixed-layers within the clayey (< 2 micron) fraction. Only one sample without any of these plastic minerals but with a high content of clayey fraction is characterized by a high PI value (24). We concluded that the workability of ceramic paste in Marrakech region is controlled by a combination of factors, dominated by the grain size distribution and the content in plastic clay minerals within the fine fraction. [less ▲]

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See detailSimulation of multibody systems and granular media using the non-smooth contact dynamic approach
Docquier, Nicolas; Dubois, Frédéric; Bruls, Olivier ULg

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See detailDe nationaliteit van Belgische ‘jihadisten’ op de schopstoel : wanneer worden ‘nieuwe’ Belgen ‘echte’ Belgen?
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

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This presentation first gives an overview of the current legal standards for deprivation of nationality based on terrorism in Belgium and France. In a second part, it focuses on the question whether it ... [more ▼]

This presentation first gives an overview of the current legal standards for deprivation of nationality based on terrorism in Belgium and France. In a second part, it focuses on the question whether it may be justified to treat different categories of nationals differently in nationality law and more specifically when dealing with deprivation of nationality. An attempt is made to analyze the French and Belgian legal framework from the angle of the prohibition of discrimination. [less ▲]

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See detailIntergenerational physical activity: Effects of a three-month intervention bringing together older adults and elementary school children
Mouton, Alexandre ULg; Renier, Tom ULg; Cloes, Marc ULg

in Revista Espaňola de Educación Física y Deportes (2015, July), 410-S

For the first time in history, children are projected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents (Olshansky et al., 2005). Besides, older adults are the less active population group (Sun et al ... [more ▼]

For the first time in history, children are projected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents (Olshansky et al., 2005). Besides, older adults are the less active population group (Sun et al., 2013). Intergenerational PA has the potential to increase PA and quality of life (QoL) among those two age-groups but research in the field is still very limited (Flora & Faulkner, 2007). Accordingly, the aim of this study was to examine the impact of an intergeneration PA intervention on self-reported PA and Qol among older adults and elementary school children. At baseline, two intergenerational groups were formed: (Gr1) 11 older adults (63.91±7.62 years) and a class of 18 children (4.81±0.37 years); (Gr2) 9 older adults (68.67±7.25) and a class of 13 children (7.16±0.38years). Those groups took part in a three-month intergenerational intervention including one weekly session of PA practiced in the school context. Assessments were performed before (T0), during (satisfaction level), after the intervention (T1) and after a three months’ follow-up period (T2). PA and Qol were respectively assessed with the QAPPA and the SF-36 among older adults, and with adapted versions of the PAQ-C and the AUQUEI among children. Older adults’ physical fitness was also assessed with the SFT battery test. Participation rate was relatively high in both groups during PA sessions (Gr1: 81.48% older adults and 93.21% children; Gr2: 83.33% older adults and 91.45% children). At T1, Only 1 older adult (Gr1) dropped out of the study, as 9 children (group 1) and 6 children (group 2) dropped out due to the failure of the parents to complete and return the children’s questionnaires. Preliminary results of the SFT exposed significant improvements of the upper limbs strength in both groups (p<0.05). Further analyses will inform about effects on PA and Qol. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of soil porosity structure under conventional and reduced tillage
Destain, Marie-France ULg; Roisin, Christian; Marmi, Abdeljalil ULg et al

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The soil porosity structures under conventional (CT) and reduced tillage (RT) were compared on a Luvisol (Belgium) on a field experiment initiated in 2003. The total porosity n was computed from the bulk ... [more ▼]

The soil porosity structures under conventional (CT) and reduced tillage (RT) were compared on a Luvisol (Belgium) on a field experiment initiated in 2003. The total porosity n was computed from the bulk density (BD) and the microporosity structure was analysed by mercury intrusion porosimetry (MIP) in the range 0.003 to 73μm. It was presented in two forms: (i) cumulative pore volume vs equivalent pore radius r, from which four classes of porosity were defined: r < 0.2μm (microporosity); 0.2 ≤ r < 9µm (mesoporosity); 9 ≤ r < 73µm (MIP macroporosity); r ≥ 73μm (macroporosity); (ii) pore-size distribution (PSD). Besides the MIP measurements, the intrinsic behaviour of soil samples was investigated in one-dimensional compression tests. At 0.10m depth, n was 7% lower under RT than CT and corresponded mainly to a reduction of macroporosity r ≥ 73 μm which corresponds to pores in which water movement is important (P<0.05). The plough pan structure under CT was clearly different from other layers. It presented a higher precompression stress (Pc>160kPa) related to an increased proportion of small voids. When converting CT to RT, this compacted layer was still persistent after 10 years at 0.30m depth. With BD reaching 1.7Mgm-3, this layer could restrict the gas/water fluxes with negative environmental consequences. In the subsoil, n was similar under CT and RT (44%) but the porosity structure of RT was more favourable than under CT. Indeed, the macroporosity r ≥ 73 μm was 10% higher under RT than CT and the radius of the more represented pores was increased (3.2μm in RT versus 2.7μm in CT). This suggested that process of recovering the textural porosity due to long-term climatic and biological processes had begun in the subsoil of RT. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucosinolates and by-products in rapeseed meal related to hydrothermal processing
Quinsac, A.; Carré, P.; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg et al

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Background: For safety reasons, rapeseed meal (RSM) is usually desolventized with strong hydrothermal treatments, leading to various levels of residual glucosinolates (GSL), and protein solubility. The ... [more ▼]

Background: For safety reasons, rapeseed meal (RSM) is usually desolventized with strong hydrothermal treatments, leading to various levels of residual glucosinolates (GSL), and protein solubility. The RSM nutritional quality may be then lowered for monogastrics, due to GSL breakdown products whose reliable and “easy to use” indicators lack. [less ▲]

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See detailOn Monotonicity and Propagation of Order Properties
Sootla, Aivar ULg

in Proceedings of the American Control Conference (2015, July)

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See detailPhotocatalytic Oxidative Treatment of Waste Water contamined with Pharmaceutical Products
Vreuls, Christelle; Wilmot, Annick; Cludts, Marc et al

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See detailTentatives de prétraitement des granulats recyclés pour l’amélioration des bétons préfabriqués
Zhao, Zengfeng ULg; Courard, Luc ULg; Remond, Sébastien et al

in Ciments, bétons et fibres - Matériaux et structures (2015, July)

De très grandes quantités de déchets de construction et de démolition sont produites chaque année. Jusqu'à présent, seule une petite fraction de ces déchets de béton est réutilisée sous forme de granulats ... [more ▼]

De très grandes quantités de déchets de construction et de démolition sont produites chaque année. Jusqu'à présent, seule une petite fraction de ces déchets de béton est réutilisée sous forme de granulats pour la fabrication de béton. Afin de faire bon usage des granulats recyclés (GR) dans le béton, il est très important d’améliorer leurs propriétés. Dans cette étude, une méthode de traitement des GR au moyen d’une carbonatation accélérée en laboratoire et des méthodes de traitement par modification de l’état de surface des GR ont été étudiées. Les résultats montrent qu'après la carbonatation accélérée au laboratoire, la teneur en pâte de ciment durcie des GR mesurée par dissolution de l'acide salicylique diminue, que la densité et la surface spécifique des GR augmentent et que la porosité des GR diminue, ce qui conduit à la réduction de l'absorption d'eau des GR. Des agents hydrofuges à base de silane ont également été étudiés et semblent diminuer l’absorption d’eau par les GR. [less ▲]

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See detailA Bayesian model for the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone
Frasso, Gianluca ULg; Lambert, Philippe ULg; Bonou, Wilfried ULg

in Friedl, Herwig; Wagner, Helga (Eds.) 30th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Linz, Austria, 2015, Proceedings (2015, July)

We propose a Bayesian model for the analysis of the 2014 ebola out- break in Sierra Leone. It is based on an extension of the popular compartmental SEIR model speci ed using a system of di erential ... [more ▼]

We propose a Bayesian model for the analysis of the 2014 ebola out- break in Sierra Leone. It is based on an extension of the popular compartmental SEIR model speci ed using a system of di erential equations. [less ▲]

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See detailModel reduction for simulating the dynamic behavior of parabolic troughs and a thermocline energy storage in a micro-solar power unit
Dickes, Rémi ULg; Desideri, Adriano ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg et al

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Micro-scale concentrated solar power plants are characterized by strong transients and mostly operate in off-design working conditions. Both the sizing and the control of these systems are key challenges ... [more ▼]

Micro-scale concentrated solar power plants are characterized by strong transients and mostly operate in off-design working conditions. Both the sizing and the control of these systems are key challenges whose optimization requires powerful dynamic modeling tools. In this context, a system featuring a solar field of parabolic troughs, a thermocline thermal energy storage and a 5kWe organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power unit is modeled in the Modelica language. Model reduction methods applied to the solar field and the thermal storage are investigated and analyzed to improve the computational efficiency of the problem. Each model is described and integrated in the open-source ThermoCycle library. Results of simulation under identical operating conditions are compared and the benefits and limitations of model reduction are assessed. [less ▲]

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See detailQuasar radio polarizations align with large quasar group major axes
Pelgrims, Vincent ULg; Hutsemekers, Damien ULg

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Using quasar polarizations and a sample of large quasar groups drawn from the SDSS DR7, we showed that at HIGH REDSHIFTS (z ~ 1.5) the spin axis orientations of black holes are correlated to the major ... [more ▼]

Using quasar polarizations and a sample of large quasar groups drawn from the SDSS DR7, we showed that at HIGH REDSHIFTS (z ~ 1.5) the spin axis orientations of black holes are correlated to the major axes of the groups to which they belong. Inside very rich groups the BH spins are aligned with the major axes. When the richness decreases, the spin axes become preferentially perpendicular. [less ▲]

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See detailSharing a Car? Yuck, No! An Investigation of Customer Contamination in Access-Based Services
Hazee, Simon ULg; Delcourt, Cécile ULg; Van Vaerenbergh, Yves

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See detailDynamic of agricultural innovations diffusion in Burkina Faso
Zongo, Bétéo ULg; Diarra, Abdoulaye; Barbier, Bruno et al

in Field, Christopher; Jouzel, Jean; Le Treut, Hervé (Eds.) Our ender common climate future change, Abstract Book (2015, July)

This study highlights the factors determining the spread of agricultural innovations for water harvesting since the drastic effects of drought 70s in Burkina Faso. These innovations include zaï, stone ... [more ▼]

This study highlights the factors determining the spread of agricultural innovations for water harvesting since the drastic effects of drought 70s in Burkina Faso. These innovations include zaï, stone bunds, bunds land, half-moons, mulching and grass strips. A survey of 629 farmers revealed that farmers fall into five categories which are the pioneer, early, latecomer, late and non-adopters. After four decades of diffusion (1974-2013) the rate is estimated at 69.3% for stone bunds, 49.1% for zaï, 26.2% for grass strips and less than 10% for half-moons, bunds land and mulching. The multinomial logit model showed that the climatic conditions in the Sahel zone, age and perception of increased dry spells of farm households promoted the spread of these innovations. However, the low level of organization and access to agricultural services were the major constraints to their adoption. [less ▲]

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See detailClose-in planets around sdB stars: A step toward constraining their masses ?
Charpinet, S.; Grandjean, A. H. M. J.; Fontaine, G. et al

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See detailEtude de l'évolution de l'enneigement dans les Hautes Fagnes (Belgique) au cours des cinquante dernières années à l'aide du modèle climatique régional MAR
Wyard, Coraline ULg; Fettweis, Xavier ULg; Erpicum, Michel ULg

in Erpicum, Michel (Ed.) Actes du XXVIIIe colloque annuel de l’Association Internationale de Climatologie : Modélisations et variabilités (2015, July)

The “Modèle Atmosphérique Régionale” MAR is a regional climate model originally developed to study the polar ice sheets. In this study, the MAR model has been adapted to Belgium in order to study the snow ... [more ▼]

The “Modèle Atmosphérique Régionale” MAR is a regional climate model originally developed to study the polar ice sheets. In this study, the MAR model has been adapted to Belgium in order to study the snow cover evolution of the High Fens (east of Belgium), a region covered by snow on average one to two months per year. As validation, we have sucessfully compared MAR based daily snow heights with snowcam-based and/or laser sensor-based observations over the period 2008-2013. Then, the model has been forced by ERA-Interim since 1958 to study the snow cover evolution during the last fifty years at the summit of Belgium. The results show no significant trend despite global warming. [less ▲]

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See detailSemi-empirical correlation to model heat losses along solar parabolic trough collectors
Dickes, Rémi ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg; Quoilin, Sylvain ULg

Conference (2015, July)

Solar thermal power plants convert sunshine energy into useful heat and electricity by means of solar collectors and a thermodynamic cycle. Among the different solar collector technologies, parabolic ... [more ▼]

Solar thermal power plants convert sunshine energy into useful heat and electricity by means of solar collectors and a thermodynamic cycle. Among the different solar collector technologies, parabolic troughs are nowadays the most widespread together with solar towers. In order to improve the computation speed required to simulate the temperature profile along solar parabolic trough collectors, a correlation estimating the effective heat losses of the receiver is an essential tool. However, the relations found in the literature lack accuracy and do not translate effectively the effects of the operating conditions in all cases. In this work, an alternative correlation is proposed and calibrated with the results of a deterministic model. Better fitting performance is demonstrated when compared to the prediction of the pre-existing correlations. The benefits and limitations of the new correlation are finally assessed. [less ▲]

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See detailCan we trust Type Ia Supernovae as cosmological tools? - Critical analysis and alternative processing of SCP Supernovae data
Hauret, Clémentine ULg; Magain, Pierre ULg

Poster (2015, July)

Current processing to standardize Type Ia Supernovae SCP data produces a significant bias in favour of a particular cosmological model, the flat ΛCDM model. To reduce this bias, we develop an alternative ... [more ▼]

Current processing to standardize Type Ia Supernovae SCP data produces a significant bias in favour of a particular cosmological model, the flat ΛCDM model. To reduce this bias, we develop an alternative, model-independent, methodology. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of phosphorus bioavailability according to the soil organic matter content
Barbieux, Sophie ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg

Poster (2015, July)

Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for plants. The organic matter contains significant amounts of P which can be mineralized and supply soil solution. We hypothesize that increasing P organic pools ... [more ▼]

Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for plants. The organic matter contains significant amounts of P which can be mineralized and supply soil solution. We hypothesize that increasing P organic pools in soils is a way to improve its progressive release for plants and alleviate risks of immobilization in mineral forms. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the P bioavailability and its uptake by plants according to the soil organic matter (SOM) content. The experimental protocol is based on a micro-culture in pots. The test-plant used is ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Eight silty soils were selected from vegetable gardens (5) and from a long-term fertilization trial on field (3). They present a gradient of SOM (from 2 to 9 %) and available P content (from 5 to 55 mg/100g). Plants were first grown in pure sand and P-free Hoagland nutritive solution. Ten days after plant emergence, roots were brought into contact with the studied soil during about one month. The experiment was stopped after three harvests (every 10 days) and three growth cycles. At the end of the experimentation, analyses were performed on plant material (biomass, P content) and on soil (soluble P, available P, microbial P, pH, phosphatase activity, hot water carbon, nitrate). Besides this study, an incubation experiment was carried out with the same soils without plant to assess soil P status at each harvest time. Paper will present the main findings of the experiment. Especially, the following issues should find answers: (1) do higher levels of SOM and organic phosphorus modify the evolution of P content in soil solution and its uptake by plants?, (2) are the biological processes involved in P cycling promoted in soils with higher SOM content? [less ▲]

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See detailComplex Magnetocapillary Microswimmers
Grosjean, Galien ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg; Lagubeau, Guillaume ULg et al

Poster (2015, July)

When particles are suspended at air-water interfaces in the presence of a vertical magnetic field, dipole-dipole repulsion competes with capillary attraction. Magnetocapillary self-assemblies, composed of ... [more ▼]

When particles are suspended at air-water interfaces in the presence of a vertical magnetic field, dipole-dipole repulsion competes with capillary attraction. Magnetocapillary self-assemblies, composed of N soft-ferromagnetic beads, have been studied as a way to produce controllable micro swimmers at low Reynolds numbers. We hereby investigate the different dynamical behaviors obtained for various self-assemblies. The dynamic interaction of a pair of particles (N = 2) generates a rich behavior at the origin of a non-reciprocal motion, being the major physical ingredient for low Reynolds locomotion. By adding particles to this elementary system up to N = 8, we create new symmetries relevant to generate translational and rotational motions. We propose a model for describing the motion driven by an external field, being the basis for developing elaborated collective behaviors. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of experimental results and numerical modelling of unreinforced load-bearing masonry structures subjected to earthquake loading
Mordant, Christophe ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg; Degée, Hervé

in Proceedings of the SECED 2015 Conference: Earthquake Risk and Engineering towards a Resilient World (2015, July)

This paper presents a comparison of experimental tests results on unreinforced load-bearing masonry structures subjected to earthquake loading with numerical predictions. First, simple walls are submitted ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a comparison of experimental tests results on unreinforced load-bearing masonry structures subjected to earthquake loading with numerical predictions. First, simple walls are submitted to cyclic and shaking table tests. Some of them include soundproofing devices in order to investigate their influence on the general behaviour in static and dynamic conditions. Additional walls with an opening and T-shaped walls are then tested under cyclic loading. The study is focused on the frame effect, the contribution of the perpendicular wall to the global strength and the efficiency of the connection. These aspects are also studied through shaking table tests on two masonry frames with T- or L-shaped piers. The main information is expressed in terms of force-displacement curves, mechanical properties and energy dissipation for the cyclic tests. The shaking table tests provide results in terms of dynamic and mechanical properties. Comparison of the results with numerical predictions is finally performed thanks to the software TREMURI. [less ▲]

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