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See detailULTRASONIC WAVES THROUGH AGRICULTURAL SOILS TO DETERMINE THEIR COMPACTION AND POROSITY LEVEL 
Luong, Jeanne ULg; Mercatoris, Benoît ULg; Destain, Marie-France ULg

Poster (2014)

Compaction is one of the major causes of the physical degradation of agricultural soils. The traffic of more and more heavy machines leads to a decrease of the porosity at both the topsoil and subsoil ... [more ▼]

Compaction is one of the major causes of the physical degradation of agricultural soils. The traffic of more and more heavy machines leads to a decrease of the porosity at both the topsoil and subsoil levels. This has negative impacts in agricultural and environmental contexts such as the reduction of soil fertility and water infiltration. This project aims at characterizing in a fast and non-destructive way the state of compaction of an agricultural soil at a local scale using ultrasonic wave propagation. Acoustic signatures of soil samples will be correlated to their compaction level and their porosity distribution. This should allow a better comprehension of the compaction process and help to define critical threshold. As a result, this methodology could assist in taking restrictive measures such as load limitation of agricultural engines and implementing remedial methods. This poster presents the experimental protocol implement for this research. [less ▲]

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See detailPrognostic factors of death among nursing homes residents followed prospectively for a period of 2 years
Buckinx, Fanny ULg; Slomian, Justine ULg; Maquet, Didier ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2014), 25(2), 121-122

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See detailÜber Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Kulturtransfers. Günter Grass im Gespräch mit seinen Übersetzern
Letawe, Céline ULg

in Pasewalck, Silke (Ed.) "Interkulturalität und (literarisches) Übersetzen". Wechselwirkungen zwischen Literaturwissenschaft und Translatologie. (2014)

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See detailSituation and perspective of entomophagy in Kinshasa
Nsevolo, Papy; Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

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Eating edible insects in Republic Democratic of Congo is a tradition for centuries but a lack of knowledge remains about an actualized inventory of species consumed in the country. Moreover, a rigorous ... [more ▼]

Eating edible insects in Republic Democratic of Congo is a tradition for centuries but a lack of knowledge remains about an actualized inventory of species consumed in the country. Moreover, a rigorous taxonomic matching of the used vernacular name of edible insects and a precise characterization of the sector of entomophagy are still needed. According to our studies focused on the city of Kinshasa, 14 edible species were inventoried as regularly consumed. They belong respectively and by degree of importance to the Lepidoptera (46.7%), Isoptera (18.6%), Orthoptera (17.6%), Coleoptera (9.7%) and Hymenoptera (3.7%) orders. Generally 80.0% of the Kinshasa population consumes at least one species of insects 5 days per month. The key peoples in the edible insect sector are mostly women. The incomes generated by this activity contribute to the well being of households, to reduce poverty and food insecurity in the capital Kinshasa. Future studies should focus on sustainable ways of harvesting wild populations, the use of improved conservation practices, the enhancement of cottage industries for farming insects and the development of economically feasible ways of mass-rearing edible species. [less ▲]

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See detailDistinction by micro-Raman spectroscopy and chemometrical analysis of copper phthalocyanine blue polymorphs in oil-based and acrylic samples
Defeyt, Catherine ULg; Van Pevenage, Jolien; Learner, Tom et al

in Van den berg, K.J.; Burnstock, A.; de Tagle, A. (Eds.) et al Issues in Contemporary Oil Paints (2014)

Copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) blue, commonly named phthalo blue is the most important synthetic organic blue pigment in the 20th and 21st century artists paints. Phthalo blue, which is adopted by artists ... [more ▼]

Copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) blue, commonly named phthalo blue is the most important synthetic organic blue pigment in the 20th and 21st century artists paints. Phthalo blue, which is adopted by artists since 1936, is a polymorphous pigment. Currently, the alpha, beta and epsilon CuPc polymorphs are used in artists paint formulations. The identification of the CuPc crystal form provides technical and chronological information relevant for studying artworks. Raman Spectroscopy (RS) is a very valuable technique for the detection of phthalo blue in paint layers. However, the spectral interpretation is not straightforward concerning the CuPc polymorph distinction. To overcome the problem we have previously developed a procedure combining RS and chemometrical analysis. The experimental results that we obtained have demonstrated its efficiency for predicting the CuPc crystal form in unknown paint samples. In the present work, this procedure was applied on oil-based and acrylic paints from Sam Francis’ studio and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) Reference Collection. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution over two years of functional and motor abilities among nursing home residents
Buckinx, Fanny ULg; Beaudart, Charlotte ULg; Slomian, Justine ULg et al

in Journal of Frailty & Aging (2014), 3(1), 45

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See detailPt/C catalyst for PEM fuel cells: low pressure and low temperature plasma synthesis of Pt nanoparticles
Devant, Ludovic; Laurent-Brocq, Mathilde; Job, Nathalie ULg et al

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See detailShould I Access or Should I Own?
Hazee, Simon ULg; Delcourt, Cécile ULg; Van Vaerenbergh, Yves

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See detailLe référentiel quartiers durables : un nouvel outil d'aménagement durable en Wallonie
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg

Conference (2014)

Après une phase d’expérimentation et de maturation, l’application des principes de durabilité aux projets de nouveaux quartiers est aujourd’hui entrée dans une phase de généralisation et de normalisation ... [more ▼]

Après une phase d’expérimentation et de maturation, l’application des principes de durabilité aux projets de nouveaux quartiers est aujourd’hui entrée dans une phase de généralisation et de normalisation. Le concept de « quartiers durables » s’est démocratisé et fait l’objet d’une popularité grandissante. On ne peut a priori que s’en réjouir, pour autant que cette diffusion réponde à une véritable affirmation des principes clés du développement durable à l’échelle des quartiers et qu’elle s’inscrive dans une logique territoriale à plus grande échelle. C’est dans cette optique qu’a été développé le référentiel quartiers durables, élaboré par le Centre de Recherches sur la Ville, le Territoire et le Milieu Rural (Lepur) de l’Université de Liège (Belgique), à la demande du Ministre wallon de l’Environnement, de l’Aménagement du Territoire et de la Mobilité. Ce référentiel constitue un cadre général visant à inciter et favoriser l’émergence d’opérations innovantes en matière de quartiers durables et s’inscrit dans le cadre de la Déclaration de Politique Régionale par laquelle le Gouvernement wallon s’est engagé à soutenir des opérations innovantes en la matière. Ce référentiel opérationnalise le concept de « quartier durable » en objectivant les critères minimum à respecter pour prétendre à cette appellation, considérant que, si tous les quartiers n’ont pas pour vocation d’entrer dans cette démarche, intégrer des critères transversaux de durabilité dans le plus grand nombre possible d’opérations d’urbanisme est un enjeu sociétal majeur. Concrètement, le référentiel quartiers durables s’articule autour de 5 thématiques (les potentialités du site et du projet, les ressources, les milieux naturels, les aménagements, la mixité et la participation) et de 25 critères qui couvrent les critères minimum à respecter pour inscrire un projet dans une vision transversale de développement durable. Une valeur-seuil est attribuée à chaque critère et modulée selon les potentialités du site. L’ensemble des critères sont expliqués dans un langage simple et complétés d’exemples de bonnes pratiques, de photos et de schémas explicatifs de façon à faciliter l’appropriation du référentiel par tous les acteurs de l’aménagement du territoire et à favoriser le développement des projets de quartiers réellement durables. Cet outil d’aide à l’élaboration et à l’évaluation des projets de quartiers durables est destiné aux administrations communales et régionales, aux promoteurs et aux auteurs de projet. Il peut s’appliquer à différents types de procédures urbanistiques (permis d’urbanisation, permis groupés, plans communaux d’aménagement, rapport urbanistiques et environnementaux) comme lors de concours ou d’appels à projets. Le référentiel quartiers durables a été appliqué, dans une première phase, à douze projets existants de quartiers durables (terminés ou en cours de production) afin de tester son applicabilité et d’ajuster les valeurs-seuils proposées. Le référentiel a ensuite été mobilisé dans le cadre d’une opération-pilote d’aménagement d’un quartier durable (dialogue compétitif pour la réalisation d’un nouveau quartier durable sur le site de la Sucrerie à Genappe, 291 logements, 8 hectares, 62 millions d’investissement). Validé politiquement et distribué largement (2.500 exemplaires) aux acteurs locaux de l’aménagement du territoire et de la production de quartiers durables, le référentiel quartier durable est actuellement utilisé par les acteurs locaux dans de nombreuses opérations en cours de développement. Notre contribution présentera d’abord le référentiel quartier durable et le contexte dans lequel il a été développé. Elle abordera ensuite l’application du référentiel à douze études de cas, puis un retour d’expérience sur l’opération-pilote en cours de développement à Genappe. Enfin, l’appropriation rapide du référentiel par les acteurs de l’aménagement du territoire, la reproductibilité du référentiel dans d’autres contextes et les perspectives ouvertes par ce nouvel outil d’aménagement durable concluront notre contribution. [less ▲]

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See detailSpectroscopic analysis of the remorin-lipid interactions at the moleculaer level
Nasir, Mehmet Nail ULg; Perraki, Artemis; Mongrand, Sébastien et al

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See detailCortical excitability depends on time awake and circadian phase
Ly, Julien; Gaggioni, Giulia; Chellappa, Sarah Laxhmi ULg et al

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See detailExpansion urbaine et risques hydrologiques : cas de Butembo (RD Congo)
Sahani, Muhindo; Ozer, Pierre ULg; Moeyersons, Jan

in Ozer, André; Ozer, Pierre (Eds.) Colloque International "La Géographie Physique et les Risques Naturels" - Livre de résumés (2014)

Butembo constitue un cas typique de zone urbaine en région tropicale humide rencontrant une explosion démographique exceptionnelle. L’exode vers Butembo pour fuir l’insécurité dans la sous-région a ... [more ▼]

Butembo constitue un cas typique de zone urbaine en région tropicale humide rencontrant une explosion démographique exceptionnelle. L’exode vers Butembo pour fuir l’insécurité dans la sous-région a conduit à une rapide concentration spontanée des populations et à une urbanisation sans cesse croissante. L’imperméabilisation des vastes étendues de terres consécutive à cette expansion spatiale rapide de la ville a généré des problèmes environnementaux qui affectent la structure urbaine. La ville est actuellement confrontée à des risques hydrologiques diversifiés : ravinements progressifs et régressifs, inondations, et remobilisation d’anciens glissements de terrain. [less ▲]

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See detailImage politique et rapports de farce: L'exemple de la "Daerdenmania"
Devresse, Jenifer ULg

in Veyrat-Masson, Isabelle; Denis, Sébastien; Sécail, Claire (Eds.) Sous les images, la politique... Presse, cinéma, télévision, nouveaux médias (XXe-XXIe siècle) (2014)

Narguant les douces utopies démocratiques projetées sur les dispositifs des NTIC, les nouvelles pratiques liées à l’Internet font la part belle au divertissement, et la politique n’y échappe guère ; en ... [more ▼]

Narguant les douces utopies démocratiques projetées sur les dispositifs des NTIC, les nouvelles pratiques liées à l’Internet font la part belle au divertissement, et la politique n’y échappe guère ; en témoigne notamment la fréquentation considérable des formes virtuelles du bêtisier politique (vidéos Youtube, etc.), devançant de loin celle des sites politiques ou citoyens. À cet égard, le cas de la « Daerdenmania » est particulièrement interpellant. Le socialiste belge Michel Daerden, baptisé « le Gainsbourg de la politique », connaît grâce à Internet une popularité internationale surprenante qui ne doit rien assurément à ses qualités proprement politiques, mais plutôt à ses qualités de pitre qui en font le héros d’une foultitude de plaisanteries. Or ce phénomène, bien plus qu’une exception à la belge, ne serait-il pas le révélateur d’un mouvement plus général, lié à une personnalisation du politique à la fois exacerbée et transfigurée par les usages émergents des NTIC ? L’exemple des images « daerdenmaniaques » permet d’explorer quelques modalités du rapport contemporain à la politique et témoignerait, non d’un renouveau de l’engagement citoyen dans les rapports de force politiques, mais au contraire d’un désengagement en termes de rapport de farce à la chose politique. En ce sens, ces formes communes de dérision signifieraient l’endormissement croissant de la possibilité du jugement critique, proprement politique, au profit d’une communauté émotionnelle. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom centralization to local policies: design reform dynamics in Belgium and the creation of Antwerp's Higher Institute (1830-1914)
Prina, Daniela ULg

in Tradition, Transition, Trajectories: Major or Minor Influences? ICDHS 9th International Conference for Design History and Design Studies 2014, Conference Proceedings (2014)

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See detailPréservation de la thymopïèse dans le grand âge
RICOUR, Céline ULg; de saint hubert, Marie; Martens, Henri ULg et al

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See detailGalectin expression in the multiple myeloma microenvironment
Muller, Joséphine ULg; CAERS, Jo ULg; Binsfeld, Marilène ULg et al

in Belgian Journal of Hematology (2014)

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See detailEosinophilic Bronchopneumopathy
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings 35 Internationaler Fortbildungskurs Kleintierkrankheiten (2014)

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See detailComment appréhender la complexité inhérente aux compétences ?
Georges, François ULg; Tardif, Jacques; Poumay, Marianne ULg

Conference (2014)

La compétence est complexe. À l’instar d’un cube qui ne donne accès simultanément qu’à trois de ses faces, la compétence ne laisse transparaître que certaines combinaisons de ressources. Afin d’examiner ... [more ▼]

La compétence est complexe. À l’instar d’un cube qui ne donne accès simultanément qu’à trois de ses faces, la compétence ne laisse transparaître que certaines combinaisons de ressources. Afin d’examiner les autres ressources combinées, il convient de changer de point de vue. Dans cette présentation, nous proposons une typologie des portes d’entrée utilisées par les apprenants pour rendre compte de leurs compétences. De cette analyse, nous suggérons des angles de vue qui guident l’apprenant dans le choix de portes d’entrée complémentaires de sorte que les points de vue variés assurent la prise en compte de la compétence dans toute sa complexité. Sur base de cette démarche exploratoire, nous proposons des pistes pour porter un jugement valide sur le développement des compétences. [less ▲]

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See detailDe l'alimentation à la médecine : l'utilisation du vin dans les papyrus littéraires grecs et latins relatifs à la cuisine et à la médecine
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in de Haro Sanchez, Magali; Boudon-Millot, Véronique (Eds.) « Des grains et du vin dans l’Antiquité : entre aliments et médicaments ». Journée d’étude organisée le 17 mai 2013 à Paris, Maison de la Recherche (2014)

Unlike the Egyptians who produced and consumed wine and beer from the earliest times, the Greeks and Romans are known mainly as producers and drinkers of wine. This paper attempts to address the question ... [more ▼]

Unlike the Egyptians who produced and consumed wine and beer from the earliest times, the Greeks and Romans are known mainly as producers and drinkers of wine. This paper attempts to address the question of the use of wine in cooking and medical recipes on Greek and Latin literary papyri from Egypt (IV/III BC – VI/VII AD). Do these texts manifest a local influence through mentions of Egyptian wine or beer or do they refer only to Greek (after the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC) and Italian (after the annexation to the Roman state in 30 BC) wines? Furthermore, this study lists the properties and functions ascribed to wine(s) in these writings. [less ▲]

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See detailDEM time series of an agricultural watershed
Pineux, Nathalie ULg; Lisein, Jonathan ULg; Swerts, Gilles ULg et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2014), 16

the field data come from plot scale studies, the watershed scale seems to be more appropriate to understand them. Currently, small unmanned aircraft systems and images treatments are improving. In this ... [more ▼]

the field data come from plot scale studies, the watershed scale seems to be more appropriate to understand them. Currently, small unmanned aircraft systems and images treatments are improving. In this way, 3D models are built from multiple covering shots. When techniques for large areas would be to expensive for a watershed level study or techniques for small areas would be too time consumer, the unmanned aerial system seems to be a promising solution to quantify the erosion and deposition patterns. The increasing technical improvements in this growth field allow us to obtain a really good quality of data and a very high spatial resolution with a high Z accuracy. In the center of Belgium, we equipped an agricultural watershed of 124 ha. For three years (2011-2013), we have been monitoring weather (including rainfall erosivity using a spectropluviograph), discharge at three different locations, sediment in runoff water, and watershed microtopography through unmanned airborne imagery (Gatewing X100). We also collected all available historical data to try to capture the “long-term” changes in watershed morphology during the last decades: old topography maps, soil historical descriptions, etc. An erosion model (LANDSOIL) is also used to assess the evolution of the relief. Short-term evolution of the surface are now observed through flights done at 200m height. The pictures are taken with a side overlap equal to 80%. To precisely georeference the DEM produced, ground control points are placed on the study site and surveyed using a Leica GPS1200 (accuracy of 1cm for x and y coordinates and 1.5cm for the z coordinate). Flights are done each year in December to have an as bare as possible ground surface. Specific treatments are developed to counteract vegetation effect because it is know as key sources of error in the DEM produced by small unmanned aircraft systems. The poster will present the older and more recent changes of relief in this intensely exploited watershed and notably show how unmanned airborne imagery might be of help in DEM dynamic modelling to support soil conservation research. [less ▲]

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See detailVertical transient loading of a suction caisson in dense sand
Cerfontaine, Benjamin ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Cerfontaine, Benjamin; Collin, Frédéric; Charlier, Robert (Eds.) 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Avances in Geomechanics (2014)

Suction caissons are hollow cylinders open towards the bottom currently used as anchors for deep water offshore facilities. They recently turned out to be advantageously exploited as foundation for ... [more ▼]

Suction caissons are hollow cylinders open towards the bottom currently used as anchors for deep water offshore facilities. They recently turned out to be advantageously exploited as foundation for offshore wind turbines in shallow water (Senders 2009). The Prevost model for cohesionless soils (Prevost 1985) is adapted for the modelling of their cyclic behaviour. It is able to reproduce plastic deformation in both loading and unloading, contractancy of the soil and pore pressure build up as well. In this paper, a fully-coupled transient axisymmetric analysis of a suction caisson is carried out. The monotonic partially drained behaviour of the caisson is firstly highlighted. Afterwards, pseudo-random and sinusoidal-equivalent storm signals are compared. Permanent displacements accumulated at the end of the storm show a good agreement between them but are slightly divergent, which indicates that the position of the extreme event might be a relevant issue. [less ▲]

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See detailThermoCycle: A Modelica library for the simulation of thermodynamic systems
Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Desideri, Adriano ULg; Wronski, Jorrit et al

in Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference 2014 (2014)

This paper presents the results of an on-going project to develop ThermoCycle, an open Modelica library for the simulation of low-capacity thermodynamic cycles and thermal systems. Special attention is ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the results of an on-going project to develop ThermoCycle, an open Modelica library for the simulation of low-capacity thermodynamic cycles and thermal systems. Special attention is paid to robustness and simulation speed since dynamic simulations are often limited by numerical constraints and failures, either during initialization or during integration. Furthermore, the use of complex equations of state (EOS) to compute thermodynamic properties significantly decreases the simulation speed. In this paper, the approach adopted in the library to overcome these challenges is presented and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailImages de guerre dans quelques passions donatistes africaines
Fialon, Sabine ULg

in Coltellonoi-Trannoy; Le Bohec, Yann (Eds.) La guerre dans l'Afrique romaine sous le Haut-Empire (2014)

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See detailWhich measurement strategies to improve spatial erosion and deposition patterns modelling?
Pineux, Nathalie ULg; Maugnard, Alexandre; Swerts, Gilles ULg et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2014), 16

Validation of the erosion models requires field data. To date, many authors continue to highlight the paucity of accurate field observations and long-term enough studies. The fields observations are often ... [more ▼]

Validation of the erosion models requires field data. To date, many authors continue to highlight the paucity of accurate field observations and long-term enough studies. The fields observations are often put aside because these measures are difficult to obtain: weighty experimental devices, climatic dependence, . . . Hence the models are evolving and propose refined calculation procedures including for instance the calculation of landscape evolution. The need of field data therefore increases and new measuring strategies should arise. In the centre of Belgium we choose an agricultural watershed quite representative of the local context. It covers 124 ha of loamy soil with more than 90% of arable land and a weak proportion of forest and artificial lands. The slope ranges between 0 and 9%. Instrumentation on the watershed includes meteorological observations and discharge measurement coupled with water sampling at different outlets. The weather data (radiation, temperature, wind velocity, relative humidity and rainfall) and discharge measurement (comparison between Doppler and pressure sensors) will allow us to model the hydrological behaviour of the catchment. Rainfall readings (tipping buckets) are completed with erosivity readings (disdrometer). Erosivity, together with soil data, land use and agricultural practices observations on field, will be used as entry in the Landsoil model. The sediment samplings at 3 points in the catchment will give an insight of the sediment delivery of 3 subcatchments. The Landsoil model calculates the evolution of the DTM through time. This cannot be compared to measurements at the outlet and requires further data collection. Older elevation data and/or archaeological data are a possible source of information even if their precision remains scarce in our context. 1950’s soil surveys are on the contrary really informative since they detail the horizons depth in a spatial way and can be compared to new observation across the watershed. Coupled with unmanned aerial system, they should allow us to test the model performances and improve our knowledge of the spatial patterns of erosion and deposition. [less ▲]

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See detailDétermination des propriétés de couches minces dans le béton à l’aide d’un géoradar commercial à hautes fréquences: approche pic-à-pic et analyse fréquentielle du coefficient de réflexion
Van der Wielen, Audrey; Courard, Luc ULg; Nguyen, Frédéric ULg

in Balayssac, Jean-Paul (Ed.) Compte-rendus de Diagnobeton 2014 (2014)

The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an efficient tool for the non-destructive inspection of concrete structures. It is widely used for the detection of rebars or humid zones or for evaluating the ... [more ▼]

The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an efficient tool for the non-destructive inspection of concrete structures. It is widely used for the detection of rebars or humid zones or for evaluating the thickness of elements. But when an element contains a thin layer, the radar waves are submitted to multiple reflections on the interfaces and the layer appears in the radargram as a single reflection, whose detailed analysis can allow determining the thickness and the permittivity of the thin layer. Two approaches were considered in this paper. In the first one, the analysis is based on the peak-to-peak reflection amplitude. The second approach uses a frequency analysis of the reflection coefficient, whose amplitude and phase can then be calculated for several frequencies. With this method, the thickness and permittivity of the layer can in theory be simultaneously determined. Both methods were numerically validated through finite difference simulations and experimentally tested on concrete samples containing an air layer of variable thickness. We showed that the frequency analysis allowed to reach a higher precision in the parameters estimation for a limited additional computing cost. The method efficiency depends on the conditions and is optimal for layers with a high permittivity presenting a large contrast with the matrix. [less ▲]

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See detailCould internet use be promising in health prevention and promotion in menopausal women ? A preliminary report
Slomian, Justine ULg; Streel, Sylvie ULg; Appleboom, G et al

in Osteoporosis International (2014), 25(2), 309

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See detailLes dieux et la cité. Représentations des divinités tutélaires entre Grèce et Phénicie
Bonnet, Corinne; Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Zenzen, Nicolas; Hölscher, Tonio; Trampedach, Kai (Eds.) Aneignung und Abgrenzung. Wechselnde Perspektiven auf die Antithese von ‘Ost’ und ‘West’ in der griechischen Antike (2014)

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See detailÉvolution récente des précipitations de mars-mai en Afrique de l'Est: configurations spatiales et évolution sub-saisonnière
Philippon, Nathalie; Camberlin, Pierre; Moron, Vincent et al

in Camberlin, Pierre; Richard, Yves (Eds.) Actes du 27e Colloque International de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (2014)

Using raingauge daily rainfall data documenting the Horn of Africa and the Long Rains over the period 1961-2012, the aim of this study is three-fold:1/ confirming the drying trend detected by Lyon et ... [more ▼]

Using raingauge daily rainfall data documenting the Horn of Africa and the Long Rains over the period 1961-2012, the aim of this study is three-fold:1/ confirming the drying trend detected by Lyon et DeWitt (2012) during the Long Rains using gridded rainfall, 2/ understanding how this drying is expressed at the intraannual time scale using the sub-seasonal scenario approach developed by Moron et al. (2013) and 3/ assess its impact on vegetation. A drying is actually measured using raingauge data but is less severe than the one measured using gridded data. It is the strongest at the driest stations and during the rainfall climatological peak (April). It seems to be associated with a higher frequency of the dry subseasonal scenarios i.e. characterized by negative rainfall anomalies through the whole or the core of the seasonal cycle. But we don't observe yet a diminution of the vegetation photosynthetic activity in response to the rainfall decrease. To the contrary, the Rainfall Use Efficiency (RUE) displays a slightly positive trend. [less ▲]

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See detailConsumer acceptance of insect-based meat substitutes
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Gierts, Chloé; Blecker, Christophe ULg et al

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Meat plays an important role in the consumption pattern of most European and North American consumers. Meat production is responsible for a well known environmental pressure due to the inefficient ... [more ▼]

Meat plays an important role in the consumption pattern of most European and North American consumers. Meat production is responsible for a well known environmental pressure due to the inefficient conversion of plant protein to meat protein and alternatives sources, such as insects or algae, will be rapidly required. In a recent theorical study, de Boer et al. (2013) show that consumers prefer to eat a hybrid meat product (i.e. a mix of meat and its substitute) rather than a pure meat substitute [3]. Based on these preliminary results, hedonic tests were realized to assess the acceptability of insect-based burgers in a target population composed of people from 15 to 25 years old, considered as the future insect consumers. Isolated in a tasting booth, each participant was invited to taste four burger samples containing a ratio of 20 gr of protein by 100 gr of burger. The first burger was prepared with 95% of grounded beef (1), the second with 95% of green lentil (2), the third with 45% of green lentil and 50% of mealworms (Tenebrio molitor L.; Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae) and the fourth with 45% of grounded beef burger and 50% of mealworms. The last 5% of each burger consists of an aromatization portion containing onions, carrots, tomato paste and garlic. Participants were asked to rate each sample on a 9-point hedonic scale, where extreme sides were noted from “extremely dislike” (left) to “extremely like” (right). Tukey post-hoc comparisons on the appreciation results showed that beef-based products (with or without mealworms) were relatively preferred to lentil-based products (with or without mealworms), probably because hybrid meat burgers seem more familiar to the consumers than vegetable burgers, and that no liking differences were noticed between the two beef-based burgers and between the two insect-based burgers. These results confirm that shape and appearance are key criteria in the acceptation of meat substitute by non-vegetarian consumers and that insects will preferentially be consumed, in the future, if they are presented in an invisible way and associated with familiar flavors. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of Particle Damage and Surface Exposure of a Copper Ore Processed by Jaw Crusher, HPGR and Electro-dynamic Fragmentation
Da Fonseca Martins Gomes, Otavio ULg; Monteiro de Oliveira, Debora; Santos Sobral, Luis Gonzaga et al

in Carpenter, John; Bai, Chenguang; Hwang, Jiann-Yang (Eds.) Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2014 (2014)

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See detailCaractéristiques des pluies et ravinement dans la ville de Kinshasa de 1961 à 2010
Makanzu, Fils; Ozer, Pierre ULg; Moeyersons, Jan

in Ozer, André; Ozer, Pierre (Eds.) Colloque International "La Géographie Physique et les Risques Naturels" - Livre de résumés (2014)

Cette étude traite de l’évolution des caractéristiques pluviométriques dans la ville de Kinshasa de 1961 à 2010. Elle mène une analyse minutieuse des tendances qui se focalise sur les événements extrêmes ... [more ▼]

Cette étude traite de l’évolution des caractéristiques pluviométriques dans la ville de Kinshasa de 1961 à 2010. Elle mène une analyse minutieuse des tendances qui se focalise sur les événements extrêmes, les anomalies et le nombre de jours de pluies. Cette étude répond également au manque d’informations sur les tendances des variables pluviométriques et des extrêmes climatiques dans la sous-région de l’Afrique centrale. Elle recherche et évalue les preuves des changements dans l'intensité des événements pluvieux extrêmes quotidiens. Enfin, elle estime et caractérise les périodes de retour des événements pluvieux extrêmes dans la ville. [less ▲]

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See detailRobust rendez-vous planning using the scenario approach and differential flatness
Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences (2014)

There is a growing interest in uncertainty handling in the spacecraft dynamics community. In particular, robust optimization of spacecraft maneuvers is regarded as an important challenge. This paper ... [more ▼]

There is a growing interest in uncertainty handling in the spacecraft dynamics community. In particular, robust optimization of spacecraft maneuvers is regarded as an important challenge. This paper proposes an optimal control approach for orbital rendez-vous planning under stochastic dynamics and constraints. The method combines differential flatness theory with the scenario approach for optimization under uncertainties. By mapping state and control variables into a set of flat outputs, the enforcement of dynamics equations and boundary conditions is automatically satisfied. The rigorous foundations of the scenario approach lead to a finite-dimensional formulation of the problem which guarantees the feasibility of the solution within an arbitrary portion of the stochastic domain. The methodology is illustrated by means of two case studies involving a rendez-vous in elliptic orbit and a propellantless maneuver using differential drag, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailLes copies de la "Cène" de Léonard de Vinci
Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Mounier, Pascal; Nativel, Colette (Eds.) Copier et contrefaire à la Renaissance. Faux et usage de faux. Actes du colloque organisé par R.H.R. et la S.F.D.E.S. (2014)

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See detailLes apports des travaux de la consultation du PUCA et les pistes de recherche
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Lemercier, Evelyne (Ed.) Localisation des activités économiques et développement durable des territoires (2014)

Highlighting the results of the work that we have accompanied for three years by focusing on two questions of the research program: the location of economic activity it induces a local sustainable ... [more ▼]

Highlighting the results of the work that we have accompanied for three years by focusing on two questions of the research program: the location of economic activity it induces a local sustainable development and how the consideration of sustainable development changes does the issue of the location of these activities? Opening new avenues for further work [less ▲]

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See detailLe financement rural du Niger : élément clé du développement
Andres, Ludovic ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Brot, Jean (Ed.) Les Cahiers de l'Association Tiers-Monde n° 29-2014 : XXIXes Journées sur le Développement "Economie informelle et développement : emploi, financement et régulations dans un contexte de crise" (2014)

Ce document décrit les possibilités de financement du milieu rural (collectivités et ménages). L'analyse de l'offre a établi une typologie des financements en fonction des acteurs (public, privé formel et ... [more ▼]

Ce document décrit les possibilités de financement du milieu rural (collectivités et ménages). L'analyse de l'offre a établi une typologie des financements en fonction des acteurs (public, privé formel et informel). Elle discerne l'ensemble des possibilités de financement des ménages ruraux. La présente étude a été établie à partir d'interviews avec les acteurs clés du secteur, d'observations lors de mission sur le terrain et de données secondaires provenant de la BCEAO, des acteurs publics en matière de développement rural ainsi que d'une revue de littérature sur le financement rural, les Systèmes Financiers Décentralisés et la microfinance en Afrique de l'Ouest. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementing agricultural land-use in the CARAIB dynamic vegetation model
François, Louis ULg; Jacquemin, Ingrid ULg; Fontaine, Corentin et al

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CARAIB (Dury et al., iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, 4:82-99, 2011) is a state-of-the-art dynamic vegetation model with various modules dealing with (i) soil hydrology, (ii) photosynthesis/stomatal ... [more ▼]

CARAIB (Dury et al., iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, 4:82-99, 2011) is a state-of-the-art dynamic vegetation model with various modules dealing with (i) soil hydrology, (ii) photosynthesis/stomatal regulation, (iii) carbon allocation and biomass growth, (iv) litter/soil carbon dynamics, (v) vegetation cover dynamics, (vi) seed dispersal, and (vii) vegetation fires. Climate and atmospheric CO2 are the primary inputs. The model calculates all major water and CO2/carbon fluxes and pools. It can be run with plant functional types or species (up to 100 different species) at various spatial scales, from the municipality to country or continental levels. Within the VOTES project (Fontaine et al., Journal of Land Use Science, 2013, DOI:10.1080/1747423X.2013.786150), the model has been improved to include crops and meadows, and some modules have been written to translate model outputs into quantitative indicators of ecosystem services (e.g., evaluate crop yield from net primary productivity or calculate soil erosion from runoff, slope, grown species and various soil attributes). The model was run over an area covering four municipalities in central Belgium, where land-use is dominated by crops, meadows, housing and some forests and was introduced in the model at the land parcel level. Simulations were also performed for the future. In these simulations, CARAIB was combined with the Aporia Agent-Based Model, to project land-use changes up to 2050. This approach is currently extended within the MASC project (funded by Belgian Science Policy, BELSPO) to the whole Belgian territory (at 1 km2) and to Western Europe (at 20 km x 20 km). [less ▲]

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See detailMechanoreceptors in the anterior horn of the equine medial meniscus: an immunohistochemical approach.
Nemery, Elodie ULg; Gabriel, Annick ULg; Piret, Joëlle ULg et al

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Mechanoreceptors are “encapsulated sensory end-organs” involved in proprioceptive function. Given the high incidence of meniscal injuries in horses, the clinical interest in these mechanoreceptors ... [more ▼]

Mechanoreceptors are “encapsulated sensory end-organs” involved in proprioceptive function. Given the high incidence of meniscal injuries in horses, the clinical interest in these mechanoreceptors, particularly in the meniscus, and the lack of information concerning them in equine menisci, our objective was to study these corpuscles in the anterior horn of the equine medial meniscus, which is the most common localization reported for equine meniscal injuries. An immunohistochemical approach to detect Schwann cells and nerve fibres allowed us to localize and identify these corpuscles within the meniscus. Three types of mechanoreceptors were identified and localized between the abaxial quarter and the abaxial third of the meniscus: the Ruffini, Pacini and Golgi corpuscles. In conclusion, from a purely fundamental point of view, our work highlights for the first time the presence of MCR at the level of the anterior horn of the equine medial meniscus and proposes a classification based on specific immunocytochemical techniques. This morphological approach could serve as a basis for clinical studies, in order to evaluate the impact of these corpuscles on the poor sportive prognosis in equine meniscal tears. [less ▲]

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See detailHypothalamic AMPKalpha1 and neuropeptides are involved in neonatal performance of broiler chicks hatched at different times
Wang, Y.; Koppenol, A.; Lesuisse, J. et al

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See detailOpérationnel et politique foncière : esquisse de commentaire
Donnay, Luc ULg

in Delnoy, Michel (Ed.) Le Code wallon de développement territorial (2014)

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See detailDynamic Modeling andControl System Definition for a Micro-CSP Plant Coupled with Thermal Storage Unit
Ireland, Melissa; Orosz, Matthew; Brisson, John et al

in Proceedings of TurboExpo 2014 (2014)

Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems are gaining ground as a means of effectively providing sustainable energy. Coupling small-scale ORCs powered by scroll expander-generators with solar thermal collectors ... [more ▼]

Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems are gaining ground as a means of effectively providing sustainable energy. Coupling small-scale ORCs powered by scroll expander-generators with solar thermal collectors and storage can provide combined heat and power to underserved rural communities. Simulation of such systems is instrumental in optimizing their control strategy. However, most models developed so far operate at steady-state or focus either on ORC or on storage dynamics. In this work, a model for the dynamics of the solar ORC system is developed to evaluate the impact of variable heat sources and sinks, thermal storage, and the variable loads associated with distributed generation. This model is then used to assess control schemes that adjust operating conditions for daily environmental variation. [less ▲]

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See detail"Je n'aime pas mon accent américaine": quelle culture discursive pour quelle conscience normative chez les étudiants Erasmus?
Meunier, Deborah ULg

in Dervin, Fred; Machart, Régis (Eds.) Les nouveaux enjeux des mobilités et migrations académiques (2014)

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See detailMartian thermosphere scale height from SPICAM dayglow measurements
Stiepen, Arnaud ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude; Bougher, Steve et al

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We analyze the ultraviolet dayglow in the atmosphere of Mars through CO2+ and CO Cameron emissions. These emissions are accumulated on a large dataset of dayside grazing limb performed by the Spectroscopy ... [more ▼]

We analyze the ultraviolet dayglow in the atmosphere of Mars through CO2+ and CO Cameron emissions. These emissions are accumulated on a large dataset of dayside grazing limb performed by the Spectroscopy for Investigation of Characteristics of the Atmosphere of Mars (SPICAM) instrument on board the Mars Express spacecraft. The temperature of the Martian upper atmosphere can be retrieved from these limb emission profiles. We present discussion on the validity domain for such retrieval. We also show evidence for local (spatial and temporal) variability in the scale height of the atmosphere at the altitude of these emissions. [less ▲]

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See detailL'élevage des ruminants, un élément clé de notre territoire
Hautier, Louis; Campion, Morgane; Ninane, Maxime ULg et al

in Centre wallon de Recherches agronomiques (Ed.) 19ème Carrefour des Productions Animales "La viande bovine remise en question : de sa production à sa consommation", Gembloux, le 19 février 2014 (2014)

Parallèlement à l'extension de l'agriculture, l'élevage s'est développé pour la fourniture de produits alimentaires (lait, viande) et non alimentaires (cuir, laine) mais également par l'apport de la ... [more ▼]

Parallèlement à l'extension de l'agriculture, l'élevage s'est développé pour la fourniture de produits alimentaires (lait, viande) et non alimentaires (cuir, laine) mais également par l'apport de la traction animale aux agriculteurs et la restitution d'éléments fertilisants. Ceci a notamment contribué, dans nos régions, au développement du système à jachère et culture attelée. Au cours des dernières décennies, l'agriculture s'est fortement intensifiée grâce à l'énergie fossile utilisée pour la production d'intrants, de concentrés, la mécanisation et le transport des produits alimentaires. Cette intensification de l'agriculture au niveau mondial a conduit à la spécialisation des exploitations avec une dissociation de l'élevage et de la culture en bassins de production avec des conséquences très dommageables sur l'environnement. De nos jours, les productions bovines représentent 54 % des principales orientations technico-économiques en Wallonie, selon la nouvelle classification européenne (OTEX). L'élevage bovin en production est composé de 500 601 têtes : 41 % de laitières et 59 % d'allaitantes. Il est fortement basé sur la valorisation des prairies permanentes qui occupent plus de 45 % de la surface agricole utile et concerne plus de 86 % des exploitations agricoles wallonnes sur les 13 301 recensées en 2012.Toutefois, l'élevage est de plus en plus critiqué par la société à cause de ses impacts négatifs sur l'environnement et de considérations liées au bien-être animal.De plus, dans certaines exploitations, mise en concurrence des zones de grandes cultures avec les zones herbagères pour la production de lait et viande, difficultés et contraintes du métier d'éleveur. L'arrêt de cette activité pose la question du devenir de la surface agricole qui lui était allouée. Dans ce contexte, il paraît important de passer ici en revue les principaux services liés à l'élevage de ruminants en Wallonie afin d'identifier par la suite les conditions qui permettent l'optimisation de ces derniers tout en limitant les nuisances connexes et ceci dans le but d'objectiver la situation. [less ▲]

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See detailMicropaleontology and chemostratigraphy of the Neoproterozoic Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kabamba Baludikay, Blaise ULg; Bekker, Andrey; Baudet, Daniel et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2014), 16(EGU2014),

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See detaileLearning COLEACP : un dispositif de formation au service des professionnels du secteur agricole en Afrique
Prunier, Emmanuelle; Le Hung, Florian; Schiffers, Bruno ULg

in ELearning Africa 2014 - Book of Abstracts (2014)

Le dispositif de formation à distance du COLEACP (Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbes-Pacifique) est une composante d'un système complet de formation dédié au renforcement des capacités des ... [more ▼]

Le dispositif de formation à distance du COLEACP (Comité de Liaison Europe-Afrique-Caraïbes-Pacifique) est une composante d'un système complet de formation dédié au renforcement des capacités des opérateurs des filières agricoles des pays ACP (Afrique Caraïbes et Pacifique). [less ▲]

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See detailLe "basileion", les reines et Actium
Veymiers, Richard ULg

in Bricault, Laurent; Versluys, Miguel John (Eds.) Power, Politics and the Cults of Isis. Proceedings of the Vth International Conference of Isis Studies, Boulogne-sur-Mer, October 13-15 2011 (2014)

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See detailEconomic evaluation of an osteoporosis screening campaign: using FRAX as a prescreening tool
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ULg; Ben Sedrine, Wafa ULg; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Osteoporosis International (2014), 25(2), 38-39

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See detailPremière évaluation des impacts des poussières désertiques sur la santé des enfants en Afrique de l’Ouest : étude de cas dans le Bénin septentrional
De Longueville, Florence ULg; Henry, Sabine; Ozer, Pierre ULg

in Camberlin, Pierre; Richard, Yves (Eds.) Actes du 27e Colloque International de l'Association Internationale de Climatologie (2014)

Le Sahara est à l’origine de plus de la moitié des aérosols désertiques présents dans l’atmosphère. Ces aérosols terrigènes diminuent la visibilité horizontale et augmentent les concentrations en ... [more ▼]

Le Sahara est à l’origine de plus de la moitié des aérosols désertiques présents dans l’atmosphère. Ces aérosols terrigènes diminuent la visibilité horizontale et augmentent les concentrations en particules de taille inférieure à 10 µm (PM10), qui font partie de la catégorie des particules respirables. Un nombre croissant d’études démontrent des impacts significatifs des épisodes de poussières désertiques sur la santé mais aucune étude n’a été menée en Afrique de l’Ouest. Cette étude est la première qui vise à évaluer les impacts réels des aérosols sahariens sur la qualité de l’air et la santé respiratoire dans cette partie du monde. La combinaison de deux sources d’informations a permis de déterminer les épisodes de poussières ayant affecté la région de Kandi (Bénin septentrional) en saison sèche durant la période 2003-2007. Sur l’ensemble de cette période, 61 jours d’épisodes de poussières ont été notés. Les concentrations journalières en PM10 ont été multipliées par 18,5 lors de ces épisodes, ce qui contribue à dépasser de très loin les normes de l’OMS fixant un seuil de concentration annuelle maximale de 20 µg.m-3. Sur la base de données mensuelles de consultations des enfants pour infections respiratoires aiguës basses (IRAB), nous avons calculé une augmentation de 12,5% des taux mensuels d’IRAB dans la région de Kandi durant les mois ayant enregistré un épisode de poussières. Même si cette augmentation est loin d’être négligeable, elle apparaît relativement limitée par rapport aux impacts auxquels on pourrait s’attendre compte tenu des concentrations en PM10 atteintes. Ainsi, il est nécessaire de multiplier les recherches en Afrique de l’Ouest afin de mieux quantifier les impacts des aérosols désertiques sur la santé des populations qu’elle abrite. [less ▲]

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See detailPreferences of patients for osteoporosis drug treatment: a cross-european discrete choice experiment
Hiligsmann, Mickaël ULg; Dellaert, BG; Dirksen, CD et al

in Osteoporosis International (2014), 25(2), 227-228

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See detailInvestigation of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) by means of an enzymoimunoassay (ELISA) sandwich kit for pregnancy monitoring in sheep
El Amiri, Bouchra; Delahaut, Philippe; Colemans, Yves et al

in Chentouf, M; López-Francos, A; Bengoumi, M (Eds.) et al Options méditerranéennes : Series A (2014)

The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of a PAGs ELISA-Sandwich kit (Ret. code E.G.7. CER. Marloie, Belgium) for both early pregnancy diagnosis (in Sardi sheep) and the pregnancy follow ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of a PAGs ELISA-Sandwich kit (Ret. code E.G.7. CER. Marloie, Belgium) for both early pregnancy diagnosis (in Sardi sheep) and the pregnancy follow up (in Boujaâd and Boujaâd x D'man sheep). ln Sardi breed, plasma samples were obtained from pregnant ewes (n = 17) from day 18 to 30 of gestation at 2 days interval. ln Boujaâd (n = 8) and Boujaâd x D'man (n = 20) the blood samples were weekly collected from the first week of gestation till the 4th week after lambing. The PAG concentrations were determined by a sandwich-ELISA based on purified bovine PAG (boPAG-67 kDa) as a standard, the antiserum raised against caprine PAG (caPAG-55+62 kDa) as a capture antibody (1/40000) and antiserum raised against purified PAG from buffalo (AS 859) as detection antibody (1/32 000). The Avidin-HRP and TMB were used to reveal reactions. Ewes were assumed to be pregnant when PAG concentrations were higher than 0.8 ng/ml. Results showed that in Sardi sheep it is possible to detect ail ewes as pregnant as early as on 24 days of gestation. ln Boujaâd and Boujaâd x D'man the PAG concentrations reached the higher values just before lambing. This value is higher in ewes carrying more than one lamb than in those carrying a single lamb. To conclude, the present study shows that the ELISA kit used for early pregnancy diagnosis in sheep as weil as for pregnancy fellow up could be a good alternative to the radioimmunoassay RIA in countries where this last technique is hard to set up. [less ▲]

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See detailNanocomposite fiber reinforced mortars
Coppola, Bartolomeo; Di Maio, Luciano; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (2014)

The use of fibers to reinforce a brittle material is an extensively studied application. In the field of cementitious materials a wide range of fibers have been investigated, from natural to synthetic ... [more ▼]

The use of fibers to reinforce a brittle material is an extensively studied application. In the field of cementitious materials a wide range of fibers have been investigated, from natural to synthetic fiber (wood, cellulose, carbon, glass, polypropylene) in order to achieve several purposes. Nowadays there is a continuing effort to take advantage of recent advances in nanotechnology, in the polymer and fiber industry. Nanoclays are some of the most affordable materials that have shown promising results in nanocomposite polymers. They are characterized by a “platelet” structure with average dimension of 1 nm thick and 70 to 150 nm wide. This work is aimed at studying the different behavior of fiber reinforced mortars, containing nanocomposite polymeric fibers. [less ▲]

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See detailRelations between negative symptomatology and executive measures in schizophrenia.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Guettafi, Yassine; Dessart, Gregory et al

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Introduction: Negative symptomatology and cognitive impairments are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia that have a major negative impact on everyday life functioning. Further, some ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Negative symptomatology and cognitive impairments are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia that have a major negative impact on everyday life functioning. Further, some authors (Konstantakopoulos et al., 2011) have suggested that negative symptoms and executive functions might represent different manifestations of the same syndrome, but this relation remains poorly understood. Objective: The objective was to explore relations between negative symptomatology (and in particular apathy) and executive functions in persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. Method: Twenty-seven individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia were evaluated with an extensive executive battery in addition to several measures of negative symptomatology (including specific measures of apathy) and real world functioning. Results: Results revealed that apathy was significantly related to measures of initiation (i.e. verbal fluency) and everyday life functioning. Moreover, more general measures of negative symptomatology were significantly related to multitasking abilities and cognitive flexibility. Discussion: In this study, we assessed the relations between negative symptomatology and executive measures. The results confirmed the links between these constructs, thus suggesting a common neural substrate. Conclusion: Based on results from the present study, executive dysfunctions and negative symptomatology may be seen as representing different manifestations of the same syndrome. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental analysis of 2:1 modal interactions with noncommensurate linear frequencies in an aerospace structure
Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Renson, Ludovic ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference (ENOC) (2014)

Nonlinear interactions between modes with noncommensurate linear frequencies are studied. It is experimentally evidenced that a strongly nonlinear, full-scale aerospace structure may exhibit such 2:1 ... [more ▼]

Nonlinear interactions between modes with noncommensurate linear frequencies are studied. It is experimentally evidenced that a strongly nonlinear, full-scale aerospace structure may exhibit such 2:1 interactions in typical testing conditions. The experimental observations are compared with numerical predictions. [less ▲]

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See detailPrecision and Accuracy of Asteroseismology Applied to sdB stars Using the Forward Modeling Method
Charpinet, Stéphane; Van Grootel, Valérie ULg; Brassard, Pierre et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2014), 481

Detailed seismic studies of hot B subdwarf (sdB) stars using the forward modeling approach provide measurements of their fundamental parameters at very interesting precisions. For instance, masses, radii ... [more ▼]

Detailed seismic studies of hot B subdwarf (sdB) stars using the forward modeling approach provide measurements of their fundamental parameters at very interesting precisions. For instance, masses, radii, and log g values derived this way are typically claimed at ∼ 1 − 2%, ∼ 0.5%, and ∼ 0.1 % precision, respectively. However, this method relies on still imperfect stellar models that contains various uncertainties associated with their inner structure and the underlying microphysics. A signature of these imperfections is the inability of current best-fit seismic models to reproduce all the observed oscillation frequencies at the precision of the observations. Therefore, the question of the accuracy (as opposed to the precision) of the derived parameters obtained from this approach is legitimate. Here, we revisit the question of precision and accuracy based on new, third generation, complete static models of sdB stars developed for asteroseismology and applied to the case of the eclipsing system PG 1336-018. This allows us to evaluate the reliability of the method and quantify the impact of various uncertainties in the stellar models on the derived stellar parameters. Finally, we discuss the intrinsic potential of asteroseismology for precise measurements of stellar parameters and show that we are far from having fully exploited this technique in terms of precision that can, in principle, be achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst palynological record of the Silurian/Devonian boundary in the San Juan Precordillera, Argentina
Garcia Muro, V.J.; Rubinstein, C.V.; Steemans, Philippe ULg

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See detailPerformance et expérience esthétique : le régime contemporain (Rancière)
Hagelstein, Maud ULg

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Le cadre de ce colloque repose sur le constat de la perte d’intensité de l’ancien système des Beaux-Arts ou en tout cas sur l’idée de sa réévaluation contemporaine – opérée à partir d’une attention accrue ... [more ▼]

Le cadre de ce colloque repose sur le constat de la perte d’intensité de l’ancien système des Beaux-Arts ou en tout cas sur l’idée de sa réévaluation contemporaine – opérée à partir d’une attention accrue à l’hétérogénéité des pratiques artistiques. Pourquoi mobiliser ici la figure de Rancière ? Pour la raison suivante : c’est l’un des philosophes actuels qui s’est encore donné la peine d’essayer de théoriser de manière inédite (et non moderniste ) la fin du régime traditionnel des Beaux-Arts (2ème régime). Les trois grands régimes de l’art sont chez Rancière des régimes de perception, d’identification et d’interprétation de l’art – c’est-à-dire des ensembles déterminés (culturellement et même historiquement déterminés – semble-t-il ) d’habitudes perceptives, de moyens pratiques et d’outils théoriques permettant de délimiter le champ des objets et/ou expériences artistiques. Le régime qui a contribué à engager une rupture irréversible avec le système traditionnel des Beaux-Arts (à savoir : le régime esthétique de l’art – qui affecte a priori les expériences artistiques contemporaines) se caractérise essentiellement chez Rancière par deux mouvements : (1) effacement des spécificités des arts (au profit d’une expérience sensible commune à tous les arts – qu’il faudra définir) ; (2) effacement des frontières qui séparent l’art de l’expérience ordinaire. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of bone marrow lesion on the progression of knee osteoarthritis in the SEKOIA study
Parsons, C; Edwards, MH; Bruyère, Olivier ULg et al

in Rheumatology (2014), 53(1), 130

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See detailA Fast Newton-Raphson Method in Stochastic Linearization
Canor, Thomas ULg; Blaise, Nicolas ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Structural Dynamics (2014)

Owing to its accessible implementation and rapidity, the equivalent linearization has become a common probabilistic approach for the analysis of large-dimension nonlinear structures, as encountered in ... [more ▼]

Owing to its accessible implementation and rapidity, the equivalent linearization has become a common probabilistic approach for the analysis of large-dimension nonlinear structures, as encountered in earthquake and wind engineering. It consists in replacing the nonlinear system by an equivalent linear one, by tuning the parameters of the equivalent system, in order to minimize some discrepancy error. Consequently classical analysis tools such as the spectral analysis may be reconditioned to approximate the solution of structures with slight to moderate nonlinearities. The tuning of the equivalent parameters requires the solution of a set of nonlinear algebraic equations involving integrals. It is typically performed with the fixed-point algorithm, which is known to behave poorly in terms of convergence. We therefore advocate for the use and implementation of a Newton-Raphson approach, which behaves much better, even in its dishonest formulation. Unfortunately, this latter option requires the costly construction of a Jacobian matrix. In the approach described in this paper, this issue is answered by introducing a series expansion method that provides a fast and accurate estimation of the residual function (whose solution provides the equivalent parameters) and a fast and approximate estimation of the Jacobian matrix. An illustration demonstrate the good accuracy obtained with the proposed method. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroduction. Guerre et jeu : vers les cultures d'un paradoxe à l'ère moderne
Küpper, Achim ULg

in Küpper, Achim; Vanden Berghe, Kristine (Eds.) Guerre et jeu. Cultures d'un paradoxe à l'ère moderne (2014)

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See detailThe facultative bacterial symbiont Serratia symbiotica in Acyrtosiphon pisum confer resistance to Aphidius ervi
Attia, Sabrine; Foray, Vincent; Louâpres, Philippe et al

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See detailValidation of differential drag propellantless maneuvers using 6 DoF simulations and stochastic dynamics
Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the 9th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems (2014)

Differential drag is regarded as a promising technique in low-Earth orbits, since it allows to turn the often-undesired drag perturbation into a control force for relative maneuvers. Nonetheless, relevant ... [more ▼]

Differential drag is regarded as a promising technique in low-Earth orbits, since it allows to turn the often-undesired drag perturbation into a control force for relative maneuvers. Nonetheless, relevant uncertainties in drag modeling make its practical realization a challenge, especially if no other propulsive means is available to accommodate them. The main outcome of this study is the identification and characterization of the uncertainty sources affecting differential-drag-based maneuvers. This characterization is carried out by using statistical methods in conjunction with mechanical modeling considerations to infer a probabilistic model of the sources from observed data. The developments are illustrated in the framework of the QARMAN mission through high-fidelity simulations involving coupled attitude and orbital dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailEight years of denosumab treatment in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: results from the first five years of the freedom extension
Papapoulos, S; Lippuner, K; Roux, C et al

in Osteoporosis International (2014), 25(2), 46-47

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See detailLearning dextrous grasps that generalise to novel objects by combining hand and contact models
Kopicki, Marek; Detry, Renaud ULg; Schmidt, Florian et al

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2014)

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See detailFirst assessment of the impacts of Saharan dust events on the respiratory health in West Africa: A case study in the Northern Benin
De Longueville, Florence ULg; Henry, Sabine; Ozer, Pierre ULg

in Belviso, Claudia; Fiore, Saverio; Giannossi, Maria Luigia (Eds.) DUST2014 - International Conference on Atmospheric Dust _ Book of Abstracts (2014)

More than 50% of the global dust emitted into the atmosphere comes from the Sahara. About 60% of the Saharan dust move southwards to the Gulf of Guinea (Engelstaedter et al., 2006). Once in the air, these ... [more ▼]

More than 50% of the global dust emitted into the atmosphere comes from the Sahara. About 60% of the Saharan dust move southwards to the Gulf of Guinea (Engelstaedter et al., 2006). Once in the air, these dust contribute to increase the concentrations of particles smaller than 10 microns (PM10), which are respirable particles (Ozer et al. 2005). A number of adverse health effects have been associated with desert dust, including respiratory diseases (Goudie, 2014). [...] [less ▲]

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See detailValidation of a SPH model for free surface flows
Goffin, Louis ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

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See detailNonlinear generalization of Den Hartog's equal peak method for nonlinear primary systems
Habib, Giuseppe ULg; Detroux, Thibaut ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis (2014)

This study addresses the mitigation of one problem nonlinear resonance of a mechanical system. In view of the narrow bandwidth of the classical linear tuned vibration absorber, a new nonlinear absorber ... [more ▼]

This study addresses the mitigation of one problem nonlinear resonance of a mechanical system. In view of the narrow bandwidth of the classical linear tuned vibration absorber, a new nonlinear absorber, termed the nonlinear tuned vibration absorber (NLTVA), is introduced in this paper. One unconventional aspect of the NLTVA is that the mathematical form of its restoring force is tailored according to the nonlinear restoring force of the primary system. The NLTVA parameters are then determined using a nonlinear generalization of Den Hartog's equal-peak method. The mitigation of the resonant vibrations of a Duffing oscillator is considered to illustrate the proposed developments. [less ▲]

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See detailLe devoir de confidentialité des institutions d'arbitrage
Kohl, Benoît ULg

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See detailLes facteurs qui favorisent l’implication des médecins généralistes belges dans la gestion des abus de substances. Une étude qualitative basée sur le I-Change Model
Ketterer, Frédéric ULg; Symons, Linda; Lambrechts, Marie-Claire et al

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (2014), 35(3),

Objectifs Les médecins généralistes (MG) jouent un rôle majeur dans la détection et la gestion des abus de substances. L’étude présentée ici investiguait les facteurs qui influencent leur implication ... [more ▼]

Objectifs Les médecins généralistes (MG) jouent un rôle majeur dans la détection et la gestion des abus de substances. L’étude présentée ici investiguait les facteurs qui influencent leur implication concernant la gestion des abus d’alcool, des drogues illégales, des hypnotiques et des anxiolytiques dans la population belge des 18-65 ans. Méthodes 20 MG ont été interrogés par entretiens semi-directifs dans les régions de Liège et d’Anvers. Le I-Change Model de de Vries a été utilisé pour construire le guide d’entretien et analyser les données récoltées. Résultats Parmi les principaux résultats de l’étude, il ressortait que les MG étaient fortement influencés dans leur approche par leurs propres représentations de l’abus, qui oscillait leurs responsabilités professionnelles envers ces patients et la responsabilité de ces derniers quant à la gestion de leur santé, avec l’idée de faute morale en substrat. En ce sens, l’abus de substance était perçu sur un continuum entre l’abus comme forme de maladie chronique d’une part, et la faute morale d’autre part. L’alcool et le cannabis étaient néanmoins mieux acceptés socialement que les autres substances. Les propres expériences personnelles des MG concernant les abus avaient aussi une incidence sur leur volonté de s’investir avec ces patients. Pour autant, les pratiques multidisciplinaires (notamment au forfait) et l’expérience étaient évoqués comme des facteurs importants quant à l’engagement dans la gestion. Les contraintes temporelles et l’investissement demandé étaient, en revanche, considérés comme des barrières. Conclusion Les facteurs motivationnels apparaissaient centraux dans la décision de s’investir dans la gestion des abus de substances, bien davantage que les connaissances théoriques et les formations qui semblaient plus secondaires. La peur du burn-out s’exprimait donc en substrat. La formation des MG devrait tenir compte de ce souhait de se protéger, afin de favoriser simultanément une approche centrée sur le patient. [less ▲]

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See detailClimate-proofing of large reservoirs in Belgium by the development of enhanced operation rules
Bruwier, Martin ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in 3rd IAHR Europe Congress (2014)

Available climate change scenarios project drier summers and more humid winters for Belgium. This study addresses the impacts of those changes on the management of two multi-purpose reservoirs located in ... [more ▼]

Available climate change scenarios project drier summers and more humid winters for Belgium. This study addresses the impacts of those changes on the management of two multi-purpose reservoirs located in the Vesdre basin, and the search of enhanced operation rules to mitigate those changes. For this purpose, an integrated model is used, including a hydrological model of the Vesdre watershed, a hydraulic model of this river, a model of the dam complex operation rules and a flood risk model. Performance indicators of the dams are defined, representing drinking water production, damages due to floods, hydropower production and low-flow enrichment. First, a sensitivity analysis of the main parameters of the dam operation rules on the performance indicators is achieved. Afterwards, for two extreme climate scenarios at the time horizons 2021-2050 and 2071-2100, impacts of climate change on the reservoir performances are determined. Then, the results of the sensitivity analysis are used to indicate if climate change impacts may be mitigated by means of enhanced operation rules. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Manuscrit FR. F. V. XIV, 8 de la Bibliothèque nationale de Russie à Saint-Pétersbourg au prisme de l'analyse littéraire et historique
Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Evdokimova, Ludmilla; Smirnova, Victoria (Eds.) L'Oeuvre littéraire du Moyen Âge aux yeux de l'historien et du philologue (2014)

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See detailLes récits numériques : de nouvelles formes narratives ?
Hurel, Pierre-Yves ULg

in L'espace de publication de Culture Numérique (2014)

Face aux discours techno-enthousiastes sur les innovations des récits numériques, des études de l’hyperfiction cherchent à définir les nouveautés réelles apportées par le média informatique. Cet article ... [more ▼]

Face aux discours techno-enthousiastes sur les innovations des récits numériques, des études de l’hyperfiction cherchent à définir les nouveautés réelles apportées par le média informatique. Cet article s’inscrit dans ce courant en comparant les récits interactifs numériques aux non-numériques, tels que les jeux de rôle, le théâtre expérimental ou les livres dont vous êtes le héros. Cette comparaison se fait en deux temps : d’abord le rapprochement par les caractéristiques narratives, puis la distinction par les spécificités des supports. Elle nuance le caractère nouveau de l’arborescence, de l’émergence, de l’hybridation de l’avatar et de spatialité ; et cherche à déterminer des caractéristiques propres au numérique. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimization of cricket breeding production system for human food in Ratanakiri province (Cambodia)
Caparros Megido, Rudy ULg; Alabi, Taofic ULg; Nieus, Clément et al

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Despite many natural resources, Cambodia is considered as a relatively poor country with a Gross National Income per capita averaging about 880 USD in 2012. Annâdya project in the Ratanakiri province ... [more ▼]

Despite many natural resources, Cambodia is considered as a relatively poor country with a Gross National Income per capita averaging about 880 USD in 2012. Annâdya project in the Ratanakiri province (Cambodia) aims to improve the food security and nutrition of smallholder households by introducing and facilitating the adoption of productive and environmentally sustainable agricultural technologies. The main purpose of this work was to optimize a cheap cricket breeding production system for local farmers to contribute to the reduction of protein deficiency and to create new source of incomes. Cricket development, Teleogryllus testaceus (Walker), was compared between seven diets composed of different ratio of aerial parts of taro, young cassava leaves, young cashew leaves, brown rice flour (with or without the addition of banana slices) and between the traditionally used chicken feed diet. Cricket mortality was relatively low on all diets (<10 %) excepted on the two cashew-based diets where mortality achieves 90 %. Mean adult body mass of the cricket was significantly higher on control diet (chicken feed) and on the two cassava-based diet (80% of cassava leave flour, 20% of brown rice with or without banana slices) than on the other diets (F = 20.87, P<0.001). The nutritional analyzes of the seven diets shows that the ideal diet should contain 19% protein, 5-6% fat, and a percentage of carbohydrates as high as possible. While the cricket mass body gain seems to be proportional to the carbohydrate content of the diet, the use of older cassava leaves, more rich in carbohydrates than the younger ones, is an interesting solution to substitute relatively expensive brown rice and banana slices also consumed by local population. In the future, consideration should be given to the adjustment of cassava leave maturity in function of the cricket growth stage as it is already done with chicken feed in Thai cricket farms. [less ▲]

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See detailRégner en mode épistolaire : l’exemple de Charles VIII
Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Dumézil, Bruno; Vissière, Laurent (Eds.) Épistolaire politique I. Gouverner par les lettres (2014)

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See detailLe goût amer du chocolat européen
Lebailly, Philippe ULg

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La Directive 73/241 du 24 juillet 1973 avait été adoptée dans le cadre du droit communautaire alimentaire afin d'établir des règles communes pour la composition, les caractéristiques de fabrication,le ... [more ▼]

La Directive 73/241 du 24 juillet 1973 avait été adoptée dans le cadre du droit communautaire alimentaire afin d'établir des règles communes pour la composition, les caractéristiques de fabrication,le conditionnement et l'étiquetage des produits de cacao et de chocolat. Lors des discussions de la Directive, la possibilité d'une adjonction de matières grasses végétales (MGV) autres que celles contenues naturellement dans le cacao n'avait pas pu faire l'objet d'une entente entre les neuf états qui composaient alors la Communauté européenne. Avec l'arrivée de nouveaux Etats, le rapport de force s'est modifié et les négociations pour une révision de la Directive de 1973 ont été relancées en 1996. L'argument principal pour une harmonisation des législations faisait référence à la libre circulation des marchandises avec le Marché unique en faisant valoir que le maintien de normes différentes créait des obstacles aux échanges, cloisonnant le marché du chocolat dans l'Union Européenne. La question qui restait posée était d'autoriser ou pas les matières grasses végétales (MGV). Les plaidoyers en faveur du respect de la tradition et de la qualité et les intérêts des producteurs de cacao n'ont pas réussi à convaincre et la nouvelle réglementation communautaire du chocolat fait à l'évidence le bonheur des multinationales du secteur pour lesquelles son adoption a été une victoire : depuis le 23 juin 2000, la Directive 2000 / 36 abroge la directive de 1973 et permet d'utiliser d'autres MGV, moins chères que le beurre de cacao pour la fabrication du chocolat, dans la limite de 5 % du poids total du produit fini. En théorie, sont considérés comme MGV: l'illipé, l'huile de palme, le sal, le beurre de karité, le kogum gurgi et les noyaux de mangue. Dans les faits, c'est l'huile de palme qui est le produit de substitution. Dix ans après avoir autorisé l'incorporation d'huile de palme dans le chocolat, le consommateur européen découvre les méfaits de celle-ci sur la santé et l'environnement ! Un bien triste constat et ce d'autant que l'adoption de la Directive a privé les planteurs africains (l'offre de fèves de cacao est pour 70% d'origine africaine) d'un revenu bien nécessaire pour lutter contre la pauvreté en zone rurale. [less ▲]

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See detailA bi-objective optimization model for a bimodal network of oil transportation
Belaid, Emna ULg; Saadi, Ismaïl ULg; Rigo, Philippe ULg et al

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Transportation of oil requires attention for a variety of reasons, the most important being the external costs caused by adverse events. These adverse events affect not only the environment costs but also ... [more ▼]

Transportation of oil requires attention for a variety of reasons, the most important being the external costs caused by adverse events. These adverse events affect not only the environment costs but also the societal costs. In this paper, a bi-objective optimization model for a bimodal network of oil transportation is presented. The paper discusses a mathematical model that takes into account two main decision criteria, namely cost and safety. A linear programming model is presented, in which the focus is laid on the different elements that affect the performance of the bi-modal transportation chain of oil. The disturbing elements that are considered include technical failures, road conditions and vandalism acts. Thus, in this study, it is investigated how the bimodal network must be designed to avoid adverse effects caused by these disturbing elements. The goal of the approach is to maximize safety and minimize costs. Data from a real life example (i.e. the Tunisian national oil company) will be used to calibrate the model. [less ▲]

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See detailRelaxations for multi-period optimal power flow problems with discrete decision variables
Gemine, Quentin ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Louveaux, Quentin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 18th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC'14) (2014)

We consider a class of optimal power flow (OPF) applications where some loads offer a modulation service in exchange for an activation fee. These applications can be modeled as multi-period formulations ... [more ▼]

We consider a class of optimal power flow (OPF) applications where some loads offer a modulation service in exchange for an activation fee. These applications can be modeled as multi-period formulations of the OPF with discrete variables that define mixed-integer non-convex mathematical programs. We propose two types of relaxations to tackle these problems. One is based on a Lagrangian relaxation and the other is based on a network flow relaxation. Both relaxations are tested on several benchmarks and, although they provide a comparable dual bound, it appears that the constraints in the solutions derived from the network flow relaxation are significantly less violated. [less ▲]

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