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See detailEtude du colmatage dans un bioréacteur membranaire à recirculation externe utilisé en nitrification partielle
Kouakou, Edouard; Pirard, Jean-Paul ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of MEMPRO 3 - Intégration des membranes dans les procédés (2006)

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See detailBases juridiques et éthiques du principe de précaution
Brunet, Sébastien ULg

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See detailPrévention - normes de construction - Introduction à l'Eurocode 8 et à son annexe nationale belge
Plumier, André ULg; Degée, Hervé ULg

in Actes du Colloque "Evaluation et prévention du risque sismique en Région Wallonne" (2006)

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See detailDuctility of encased composite columns
Degée, Hervé ULg; Doneux, C. L.; Plumier

in Proceedings of the ICMS Conference (2006)

This paper presents results ofanumerical study onreinforced concrete and fully encased composite columns designed according to the “Inerd” concept aiming at obviating the soft storey mechanism in frames ... [more ▼]

This paper presents results ofanumerical study onreinforced concrete and fully encased composite columns designed according to the “Inerd” concept aiming at obviating the soft storey mechanism in frames subjected to earthquake. The model uses fibre beam elements with mono-axial non linear material laws for concrete, steel and reinforcing steel. The crushing of concrete in compression and the cracking in tension are taken into account. The steel behaviour is elastic-plastic with strain hardening. After calibration of the model against experimental results, a parametric study is performed. The main objective is to generate the cyclic moment-rotation curves of the columns under different level of axial forces and with different proper-ties of concrete and then to deduce ductility and rotation capacity of the composite sections from these curves. [less ▲]

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See detailCoupled instabilities of steel box sections
Kuhlmann, U.; Detzel, A.; Degée, Hervé ULg

in Proceddings of the 6th European Solid Mechanics Conference ESMC 2006 (2006)

Thin walled columns are subject to stability failure on local (plate buckling) and global (column buckling) level. Both buckling phenomena interact. A proposal for the use of EBC for the determination of ... [more ▼]

Thin walled columns are subject to stability failure on local (plate buckling) and global (column buckling) level. Both buckling phenomena interact. A proposal for the use of EBC for the determination of the carrying capacity of welded steel box sections is given and compared to an extensive numerical simulation study. [less ▲]

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See detailThe power of hybrid acceleration
Boigelot, Bernard ULg; Herbreteau, Frédéric

in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (2006), 4144

This paper addresses the problem of computing symbolically the set of reachable configurations of a linear hybrid automaton. A solution proposed in earlier work consists in exploring the reachable ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of computing symbolically the set of reachable configurations of a linear hybrid automaton. A solution proposed in earlier work consists in exploring the reachable configurations using an acceleration operator for computing the iterated effect of selected control cycles. Unfortunately, this method imposes a periodicity requirement on the data transformations labeling these cycles, that is not always satisfied in practice. This happens in particular with the important subclass of timed automata, even though it is known that the paths of such automata have a periodic behavior. The goal of this paper is to broaden substantially the applicability of hybrid acceleration. This is done by introducing powerful reduction rules, aimed at translating hybrid data transformations into equivalent ones that satisfy the periodicity criterion. In particular, we show that these rules always succeed in the case of timed automata. This makes it possible to compute an exact symbolic representation of the set of reachable configurations of a linear hybrid automaton, with a guarantee of termination over the subclass of timed automata. Compared to other known solutions to this problem, our method is simpler, and applicable to a much larger class of systems. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of candiate genes for prolificacy in two commercial sow populations
Buske, Bernd ULg; Sternstein, Ina; Brockmann, Gudrun

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See detailA scale transition procedure for flexural effects
Mercatoris, Benoît ULg; Massart, Thierry J.

in 7th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (NCTAM2006) (2006)

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See detailModelling flood events using high resolution digital elevation models and considering the sediment interaction with constructions in floodplains
Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (2006)

The main objective of the present paper is a description of two effective numerical 2D models to be used as strategic tools in the process of flood risks assessment and mitigation. The first one is a ... [more ▼]

The main objective of the present paper is a description of two effective numerical 2D models to be used as strategic tools in the process of flood risks assessment and mitigation. The first one is a model for hydrodynamics simplified according to the diffusive assumption while the second one is a complete model based on the shallow water equations. Each of them is solved with an efficient numerical technique (including implicit time integration schemes and GMRES linear solvers) maximizing the convergence rate towards a steady state. A practical case study, for which a high resolution Digital Elevation Model exists, will be presented. The study shows the consequences on structures of a new construction in the floodplain in terms of inundation and erosion. [less ▲]

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See detailRoutes to increase the relaxivity of contrast agents for MRI
Thonon, David ULg; Vanasschen, Christian; Paris, Jérôme et al

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See detailSampling of Fine Shredder Residues (FSR) and Characterization Oriented to Physical Separations
Bareel, Pierre-François; Bastin, David ULg; Bodson, Claude et al

in Proceedings of the Sohn International Symposium on Advanced Processing of Metals and Materials: Principles, Technologies and Industrial Practice (2006)

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See detail1D and 2D solvers coupling for free surface flow modelling
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (2006)

In the field of hydraulic engineering, the size of the simulations is one of the current challenges to model with precision the large areas involved by practical engineers applications. In this scope, the ... [more ▼]

In the field of hydraulic engineering, the size of the simulations is one of the current challenges to model with precision the large areas involved by practical engineers applications. In this scope, the linking in the same modelization of different solvers, each one used in the part of the simulation where its fundamental characteristics are most suitable, open the door to still unreached modelling possibilities. WOLF software includes a series of numerical tools for simulating a wide range of free surface flows and transport phenomena. This paper presents the coupling of the 1D and 2D multiblock finite volume models of WOLF to simulate in a unified way large river reaches (in 1D) with a very fine computation of local areas (in 2D). An application to the simulation of the propagation of the waves following the filling and emptying operations of a large locks system on a several kilometres long reach of the river Meuse (Belgium) is presented. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of landscape design in improving the microclimate in traditional courtyard buildings in hot arid climates
Attia, Shady ULg

in Proceedings of 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture - PLEA 2006 (2006)

Arab Islamic landscape design forms a unique source of inspiration for landscape architecture in barren open spaces of the Middle East. Arab Islamic gardens adopted a system marked by perfect ... [more ▼]

Arab Islamic landscape design forms a unique source of inspiration for landscape architecture in barren open spaces of the Middle East. Arab Islamic gardens adopted a system marked by perfect responsiveness to environment. The design of urban landscape and gardens in Arab Islamic culture was similarly guided by the dictation of aridity. The need to provide shade, to prevent dust and to conserve water meant that urban open spaces and gardens were sheltered and enclosed. Alhambra in Moorish Spain and the Al-Suhaymi House in Islamic Cairo are two useful historical references for vernacular Islamic landscape designs. This paper presents an overview of landscape design considerations for the composition of vegetation and water and initial observations of their influence in controlling and improving the microclimate in courtyards buildings as a way of passive cooling in the Middle East region. This paper is a part of a Master’s thesis in the field of passive landscape strategies at Wageningen University. The objective is to identify the comfort improvements potential of successfully-planned and integrated landscape design in traditional courtyard buildings. The layout and plant material of Alhambra, Generalife courts and Al-Suhaymi court in Islamic Cairo are examined and evaluated. This study demonstrates that in arid environments, the landscape planning, the composition of vegetation and water and choice of planting material all have important consequences in creating thermally-pleasant environments. [less ▲]

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See detailSegmentation, registration, tracking ...
Verly, Jacques ULg

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See detailL'accès-libre : une reconfiguration efficace du métier de l'élève et de l'enseignant ? Observation et analyse des conditions d'efficacité.
Monville, Bertrand; Devreux, Véronique; Dahmen, Manfred et al

in Actes du 4e Congrès des Chercheurs en Education : La qualité pour tous les élèves : l'école face aux inégalités. (2006)

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See detailHydrogeological modeling of radionuclide transport in heterogeneous low-permeability media: a comparison between Boom Clay and Ieper Clay
Huysmans, Marijke; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Soares, A.; Pereira, M. J.; Dimitrakopoulos, R. (Eds.) GeoENV VI: Geostatistics for Environmental Applications (2006)

Deep low-permeability clay layers are considered as possible suitable environments for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. In Belgium, the Boom Clay is the reference host formation and the Ieper ... [more ▼]

Deep low-permeability clay layers are considered as possible suitable environments for disposal of high-level radioactive waste. In Belgium, the Boom Clay is the reference host formation and the Ieper Clay an alternative host formation for research and safety and feasibility assessment of deep disposal of nuclear waste. In this study, two hydrogeological models are built to calculate the radionuclide fluxes that would migrate from a potential repository through these two clay formations. Transport parameters heterogeneity is incorporated in the models using stochastic sequential simulation of hydraulic conductivity, diffusion coefficient and diffusion accessible porosity, using primary information and several types of secondary information, i.e. resistivity, gamma ray and grain size. The calculated radionuclide fluxes in the two clay formations are compared. Results show that in the Ieper Clay larger differences between the fluxes through the lower and the upper clay boundary occur, larger total output radionuclide amounts are calculated, and a larger effect of parameter heterogeneity on the calculated fluxes is observed, compared to the Boom Clay. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of speckle patterns for deformation measurements by DIC
Lecompte, David; Sol, H.; Vantomme, J. et al

in Slangen, Pierre; Cerruti, Christine (Eds.) Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6341 (2006)

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) – also referred to as white light speckle technique – is an optical-numerical full-field measuring technique, which offers the possibility to determine in-plane ... [more ▼]

Digital Image Correlation (DIC) – also referred to as white light speckle technique – is an optical-numerical full-field measuring technique, which offers the possibility to determine in-plane displacement fields at the surface of objects under any kind of loading. For an optimal use of the method, the object of interest has to be covered with a speckle pattern. The present paper studies the efficiency of a random speckle pattern and its influence on the measured in-plane displacements with respect to the subset size. First a randomly sprayed speckle pattern is photographed three times. Each picture is taken with a different zoom, yielding three speckle patterns, which are different by the size of the speckles. Secondly a number of speckle patterns are generated numerically using a given speckle size and image coverage. Subsequently, each speckle pattern image undergoes a numerically controlled deformation, which is measured with digital image correlation software. Both imposed and measured displacements are compared and it is shown that the size of the speckles combined with the size of the used pixel subset, clearly influences the accuracy of the measured displacements. Furthermore it is shown that it is possible to create an optimal speckle pattern when a given subset size is chosen. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing Cellular automata for the analysis of the dynamics of a landscape unit: discussions about the study of a suburban area in the East of Liège
Schmitz, Serge ULg; Schepers, Jean-François

in European rural future: landscape as an interface : Berlin/Brandenburg, 4-9 Septembre 2006 (2006)

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See detailFundamentals and biotechnological aspects of cold-adapted enzymes
Gerday, Charles ULg; Collins, Tony; D'Amico, Salvino et al

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See detailReconversion to organic famring, between organic rules and agro-food chain referential: How to fit out the organic fattening referential?
Jamar, Daniel; Decruyenaere, Virginie; Stassart, Pierre M ULg et al

in European Joint Organic Congress (2006)

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See detailTropical insects in collection at the University of Liège Museum of Zoology: a first approach
Loneux, Michèle ULg; Grogna, Philippe; Govers, Aurélie et al

in Segers, Hendrik; Desmet, P.; Baus, Erika (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd GBIF Science Symposium - Tropical Biodiversity: Science, Data, Conservation (2006)

The University of Liège Museum of Zoology holds some large and not well-known insect collections, which are still very well preserved, due to the work of famous entomologists and curators such as Fritz ... [more ▼]

The University of Liège Museum of Zoology holds some large and not well-known insect collections, which are still very well preserved, due to the work of famous entomologists and curators such as Fritz Carpentier and Noël Magis. Insects from tropical areas are very well presented in these collections and were collected all around the world. The expedition of Edouard van Beneden in Brazil (in company of two entomologists) provided numerous specimens, mainly Coleoptera. More than 8,500 insects were sent from Paraguay by the Estacion Entomologica ‘FABRE’ and are still preserved in the original mailing boxes. Due to investment of the University in cooperation projects with some African countries, numerous insects (mainly Lepidoptera and Coleoptera) were collected there between 1900 and 1990. The main source of exotic insect specimens is the “Léon Candèze’s collection of Lepidoptera from around the world”, which comprimes more than 9,500 specimens. A first inventory, which digitized all genera and families present in this collection, showed it contains at least five systematic types. However, the aforesaid collections need an in depth study from researchers interested in the genera and species they concern. Even though not every insect specimen is recorded in the handwritten registers or the collection database, the well- organised depositories allow finding them easy, and any request of study would be welcome. [less ▲]

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See detailImmobilizing metal nanoparticles in porous silica through sol-gel process
Heinrichs, Benoît ULg; Beketov, Gennadiy; Lambert, Stéphanie ULg et al

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See detailEcrire et dessiner en éveil scientifique: Un reflet des apprentissages et des potentialités des élèves
Giot, Bernadette ULg; Quittre, Valérie ULg

in Actes du 4e Congrès des chercheurs en Education, Namur, 21 et 22 mars 2006. (2006)

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See detailEstimation of fatty acid profile in cow milk by mid-infrared spectrometry
Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; Dardenne, Pierre; Lognay, Georges ULg et al

in European seminar on infrared spectroscopy (2006)

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See detailSaturation effects in diffractive scattering at LHC energies
Selyugin, O. V.; Cudell, Jean-René ULg

in Kolganova, E.; Sissakian, A.; Kozlov, G. (Eds.) ICHEP 2006: Proceedings (2006)

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See detailCardiac pumping reserve measured in healthy horses using a dobutamine stress test
Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Detilleux, Johann ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 45th Congress of the British Equine Veterinary Association (2006)

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See detailComparison of the current techniques used for the denoising of scintigraphic images
Kirkove, Murielle ULg; Seret, Alain ULg

in European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2006), 33(S2), 318

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See detailValidation of micro-CT: experimental protocol for titanium bone scaffolds
Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Wevers, Martine; Lomov, Stepan Vladimirovitch et al

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See detailExercise and pharmacological echocardiography stress in healthy horses
Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Detilleux, Johann ULg; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 7th ICEEP (Equine veterinary supplement 206, 36:159-162) (2006)

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See detailTranscriptional regulation of the mouse doublecortin gene in differentiating neurons
Plumier, Jean-Christophe ULg; Muller, Marc ULg; Rogister, Bernard ULg et al

in International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience (2006), 24

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See detailCartographie au moyen de marqueurs microsatellites des gènes de Gossypium sturtanium Willis responsables de l'inhibition de la synthèse du gossypoll uniquement dans la graine du cotonnier
Benbouza, H.; Lacape, M.; Courtois, B. et al

in Actes des Xèmes Journées Scientifiques du Réseau "Biotechnologies végétales : Quelles biotechnologies pour une agriculture durable ?" (2006)

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See detailQue peut dire la littérature en Belgique ? Autonomie de la littérature et procès d'écrivains, de Camille Lemonnier à Pierre Mertens
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Durand, Pascal; Hébert, Pierre-Philippe; Mollier, Jean-Yves (Eds.) et al La Censure de l’imprimé. Belgique, France, Québec et Suisse romande. XIXe-XXe siècles (2006)

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See detailFUNCTIONALITY OF SYNTHETIC POLYCATIONS FOR THE MASKING OF ANTIGENIC SITES BY MEANS OF OPTICAL METHODS
Relancio, MF; Riquelme, B; Dumas, D et al

in Proceeding of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Argentine Physics Association (2006)

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See detailEvaluation of concrete substrate prior to overlay. Bonded concrete overlays – Recommendations and Applications
Courard, Luc ULg

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The knowledge and analysis of the causes of degradations is the first step in repairing existing concrete structures. The assessment is performed by using destructive and non destructive methods. These ... [more ▼]

The knowledge and analysis of the causes of degradations is the first step in repairing existing concrete structures. The assessment is performed by using destructive and non destructive methods. These allow to detect modification of physical, chemical and/or mechanical properties of concrete: cracking, deformation, spalling, carbonation, …etc are various causes of distress, with potential irreversible consequences on concrete structure behaviour. A description of specific methods for pavements and structural slabs is proposed; it is usually recommended to combine complementary methods for efficient diagnosis. This chapter wants to offer an overview of techniques and references that could help the user in selecting the most appropriate investigation program. [less ▲]

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See detailReactive transport modelling of a groundwater contamination by ammoniacal liquor
Haerens, Bruno; Prommer, Henning; Lerner, David N. et al

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A reactive transport modeling study was carried out to assess the fate of a groundwater contamination by ammoniacal liquor from a former coking plant and the associated geochemical response. The ... [more ▼]

A reactive transport modeling study was carried out to assess the fate of a groundwater contamination by ammoniacal liquor from a former coking plant and the associated geochemical response. The simulations over a 45-year period provide a conclusive explanation and quantitative description of all measured data from observation wells down gradient of the contaminant source. It is shown that cation exchange exerts the main control on the fate of the ammonium plume as it strongly retards the migration of dissolved ammonium. The sorption of ammonium is accompanied by the elution of native cations, an effect that can be seen in some observation wells where ammonium is absent. While phenol has not been detected in the observation wells in recent years, the modeling results suggest that it has completely degraded in the aquifer, which is inferred from the agreement between the simulated and the observed geochemical fingerprint that the degradation of phenol imposes on groundwater composition. [less ▲]

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See detailDamping control by fusion of reinforcement learning and control Lyapunov functions
Glavic, Mevludin; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg

in Proceedings of the 38th North American Power Symposium (NAPS 2006) (2006)

The main idea behind the concept, proposed in the paper, is the opportunity to make control systems with increased capabilities by synergetic fusion of the domain-specific knowledge and the methodologies ... [more ▼]

The main idea behind the concept, proposed in the paper, is the opportunity to make control systems with increased capabilities by synergetic fusion of the domain-specific knowledge and the methodologies from control theory and artificial intelligence. The particular approach considered combines Control Lyapunov Functions (CLF), a constructive control technique, an Reinforcement Learning (RL) in attempt to optimize a mix of system stability and performance. Two control schemes are proposed and the capabilities of the resulting controllers are illustrated on a control problem involving a Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitor (TCSC) for damping oscillations in a four-machine power system. [less ▲]

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See detailXFEM-based modeling of successive resections for preoperative image updating
Vigneron, Lara M.; Robe, Pierre A.; Warfield, Simon K. et al

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See detailEvaluation of the load bearing capacity of thin-walled steel members for long span composite floors
Rossi, Barbara ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg

in International Colloquium on Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures : SDSS2006, Lisbon 6-8 September 2006 (2006)

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See detailLa sélection des antagonistes de Penicillium expansum et Botrytis cinerea, deux parasites de post-récolte des pommes
Achbani, E. H.; Mounir, R.; El Jaafari, S. et al

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See detailSulphides and selenides from thrust-slice 2400, Musonoï Mine, Katanga, Congo
Pirard, Cassian; Hatert, Frédéric ULg

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See detailPituitary Diseases in Daily Clinical Pratice : Prevalence and Relevance 2006
Jaffrain-Réa, M. L.; Valle, L.; Daly, Adrian ULg et al

in Congrès Italien d'Endocrinologie : Florence, 2006 (2006)

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See detailProduction, gestion et utilisation des outillages lithiques du Chasséen méridional
Gassin, Bernard; Léa, Vanessa; Linton, Jimmy ULg et al

in Astruc, Laurence (Ed.) Normes techniques et pratiques sociales de la simplicité des outillages pré- et protohistoriques. Actes des XXVIe rencontres d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes (2006)

Is the opposition between specialized and non specialized productions a key to charac- terize the lithic assemblages from the southern Chassey Culture ? The former have been used to define the culture ... [more ▼]

Is the opposition between specialized and non specialized productions a key to charac- terize the lithic assemblages from the southern Chassey Culture ? The former have been used to define the culture itself and to build up theories based on craft specialization to approach the social organization of these Neolithic groups. Our first studies about the latter show that they reveal specific technical activities conducted at the site or that they are useful to build up interpretation on both site functions and social organization. We base our study on a corpus of sites localized in the south of France–from Alpes- Maritimes to Lot–between 4300 and 3500 BC cal. Different site function are here repre- sented and these sites are situated at different levels in the area of bedoulien flint diffu- sion, from the production zone to the border of the diffusion area : when and where do the different degrees of know-how appear ? How far are the consumption modes (i.e., tool curation and use) directly related to the production modes ? [less ▲]

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See detailL'Interculturalité a-t-elle un avenir ?
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in Dufays, Jean-Louis; Collès, Luc; Thyrion, Francine (Eds.) Quelle didactique de l'interculturel dans les nouveaux contextes du FLE/S? (2006)

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See detail3D real-time auralization with separate rendering of direct sound, reflections and directional late reverberation
Lesoinne, Stéphane ULg; Werner, Nicolas; Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Proceedings of the 2006 international Conference on Auditory Display (2006)

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See detailLes nouvelles orientations de l’enseignement de l’histoire à l’école secondaire en Communauté française de Belgique
Jadoulle, Jean-Louis ULg

in B. CAULIER & L. COURTOIS (Ed.) Québec-Wallonie. Dynamique des espaces et expériences francophones (2006)

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See detailMorphological quantification of bone scaffolds with µCT
Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Schrooten, Jan; Van Cleynenbreugel, T. et al

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See detailIdentification of yield locus parameters of metals using inverse modeling and full field DIC
Lecompte, D.; Cooreman, S.; Sol, H. et al

in Proceedings of the 7th national congress on theoretical and applied mechanics (2006)

The basic principle of the inverse modeling procedure as it is used for parameter identification is the generation of a complex and heterogeneous deformation field that contains as much information as ... [more ▼]

The basic principle of the inverse modeling procedure as it is used for parameter identification is the generation of a complex and heterogeneous deformation field that contains as much information as possible about the parameters to be identified. One way of obtaining such a non-homogeneous deformation is by making the geometry of the specimen less regular. Another possibility is to make the loading conditions more complex. In this paper both options are actually combined by using the concept of a biaxial tensile test on a perforated cruciform specimen. In the present paper, the work hardening of the material is assumed to be isotropic and it is described by a Swift law. The yield locus is modeled by the anisotropic Hill48 criterion. The optimization technique used is a constrained gradient based Newton-type routine, which means that in every iteration step, a sensitivity calculation has to be performed in order to indicate the direction in which the parameters are to be optimized. The functional to be minimized is a least-squares expression of the discrepancy between the measured and the simulated strain fields at a certain load. The numerical routines as well as the identification results of the different parameters, based on simulated strain fields, are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailA new spatial thin-walled beam finite element for tapered members
Boissonnade, N.; Degée, Hervé ULg

in Proceedings of the National Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (2006)

This paper presents the essentials of an original geometrically and materially non-linear 3-D tapered beam finite element. The theoretical bases of the element are described, with particular attention ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the essentials of an original geometrically and materially non-linear 3-D tapered beam finite element. The theoretical bases of the element are described, with particular attention paid to the choice of an appropriate displacement field and to the corresponding non-linear axial strains. Specific numerical problems met in the development of the finite element are examined, concerning mainly shear and membrane locking and the handling of rigid body motions. Worked examples on isolated members are presented for various types of analyses: elastic linear, elastic critical and geometrically and materially non-linear analyses. Good accuracy with reference to numerical results is shown, as well as good convergence properties. It is also demonstrated – analytically and numerically – that the use of prismatic beam finite elements for the analysis of tapered beams (segmentation technique) may lead to significant discrepancies when the behaviour is influenced by torsional aspects. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude écopathologique des facteurs de risque des mammites dans les élevages laitiers en Wallonie
Delfosse, C.; Froidmont, E.; Curnel, Y. et al

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La mammite a de multiples origines et est souvent de type subclinique, rendant contrôle et surveillance difficiles. La majorité des études relatives aux mammites se caractérise par une approche ... [more ▼]

La mammite a de multiples origines et est souvent de type subclinique, rendant contrôle et surveillance difficiles. La majorité des études relatives aux mammites se caractérise par une approche individuelle. Le cadre expérimental restreint de celles-ci ne permet pas une interprétation précise des observations, à la suite du nombre limité de facteurs étudiés. L’approche choisie pour cette étude se veut globale et implique un grand nombre d’exploitations. Elle a pour objectifs d’identifier et de hiérarchiser, au travers d’une enquête, les caractéristiques générales de traite et les conditions environnementales des élevages laitiers influençant le statut sanitaire du pis [less ▲]

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See detailImproved PRESS sequence for lactate detection in the human vitreous body
Balteau, Evelyne ULg; COLLIGNON, Nathalie ULg; Robe, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2006), 14

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See detailAdvanced particle characterization for improved; understanding of spray coating quality
Pirard, Eric ULg; Campana, Florent; Janssen, Jean-Pierre

in Proceedings International Thermal Spray Conference (2006)

The size and shape of individual particles are essential characteristics to control their behavior during spraying. Thanks to recently available technology in powder image analysis, this paper ... [more ▼]

The size and shape of individual particles are essential characteristics to control their behavior during spraying. Thanks to recently available technology in powder image analysis, this paper investigates the correlation between the geometric properties of several thousands of particles and their flowability (Hall flowmeter) and apparent density (Scott volumeter). Four different chromium carbide Cr3C2-NiCr 75/25 powders used for HVOF wear / oxidation resistant coatings are studied. The coating quality obtained for each powder by the HVOF spraying process is further investigated using metallographic image analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailPerformance analysis of Stealth DHT with mobile nodes
MacQuire, A.; Brampton, A.; Rai, I. A. et al

in Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, 2006. PerCom Workshops 2006. Fourth Annual IEEE International Conference on (2006)

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See detailStudy of thermal effects in bulk RE-BCO superconductors submitted to a variable magnetic field
Laurent, Philippe; Fagnard, Jean-François ULg; Mathieu, J.-P. et al

in Journal of Physics: Conference Series (2006), 43

When bulk RE-BCO superconductors are used as permanent magnets in engineering applications, they are likely to experience transient variations of the applied magnetic field. The resulting vortex motion ... [more ▼]

When bulk RE-BCO superconductors are used as permanent magnets in engineering applications, they are likely to experience transient variations of the applied magnetic field. The resulting vortex motion may cause a significant temperature increase. As a consequence the initial trapped flux is reduced. In the present work, we first focus on the cause of a temperature increase. The temperature distribution within a superconducting finite cylinder subjected to an alternating magnetic field is theoretically predicted. Results are compared to experimental data obtained by two temperature sensors attached to a bulk YBCO pellet. Second, we consider curative methods for reducing the effect of heat flux on the temperature increase. Hall-probe mappings on YBCO samples maintained out of the thermal equilibrium are performed for two different morphologies : a plain single domain and a single domain with a regularly spaced hole array. The drilled single-domain displays a trapped induction which is weakly affected by the local heating while displaying a high trapped field. [less ▲]

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See detailThe "Black Marble" of Denée, a conservation-Lagerstätte from the Lower Viséan of southern Belgium
Mottequin, Bernard ULg

in Kölner Forum für Geologie und Paläontologie (2006), 15

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See detailBiological Image Classification with Random Subwindows and Extra-Trees
Marée, Raphaël ULg; Geurts, Pierre ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

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We illustrate the potential of our image classification method on three datasets of images at different imaging modalities/scales, from subcellular locations up to human body regions. The method is based ... [more ▼]

We illustrate the potential of our image classification method on three datasets of images at different imaging modalities/scales, from subcellular locations up to human body regions. The method is based on random subwindows extraction and the combination of their classification using ensembles of extremely randomized decision trees. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential effects of hypoxia on étoposide induced apoptosis according to the cancer cell lines
Cosse, Jean-Philippe ULg; Sermeus, Audrey; Vannuvel, Kayleen et al

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See detailEffect of increased CO2 in the second half of incubation on embryonic growth and on the hatching process
Everaert, Nadia ULg; Bruggeman, V.; De Smit, L. et al

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See detailThe use of impact indicators for the evaluation of farm investment support - A case study based on the rural development programme for Wallonia (2000-2006)
Beck, Monika; Dogot, Thomas ULg

in Bergschmidt, Angela; Dirksmeyer, Walter; Efken, Josef (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the European Workshop on the Evaluation of farm investment support, investment support for improvement of processing and marketing of agricultural products (2006)

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See detailSecondary data value for geostatistical estimation of flow and transport parameters in low-permeability media
Huysmans; Dassargues, Alain ULg

in Stauffer, Fr.; Dassargues, Alain (Eds.) Quantitative Geology from Multiple Sources: S10 Use of multiple sources in conditioning/calibrating groundwater flow and transport models (2006)

This study investigates the relative data value of different types of secondaryinformation to estimate the flow and transport parameters in low-permeability media. Data from four boreholes in two ... [more ▼]

This study investigates the relative data value of different types of secondaryinformation to estimate the flow and transport parameters in low-permeability media. Data from four boreholes in two different clay formations are analyzed. Cross-validation is used to estimate the relevance of the different types of secondary data. The flow and transport parameters (hydraulic conductivity, diffusion coefficient and diffusion accessible porosity) are first estimated by kriging using primary information only and then estimated by co-kriging using primary information and one type of secondary information (grain size, gamma ray and resistivity). The kriging residuals, i.e. the difference between the estimated and the measuredvalues, of the different kriging and co-kriging variants are compared to evaluate the relevance of each type of secondary information. This analysis shows that in the different clays and the different boreholes, different types of secondary information result in the largest improvement of the estimates of the flow and transport parameters. It is not possible to determine the "best" type of secondary information for improving the estimation of the flow and transport parameters of low-permeability media. This probably depends on local factors such as the quality of the loggings and the amount of nearby primary and secondary data. [less ▲]

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See detailMéthode d'analyse du mouvement de l'épaule par utilisation de nappes
Schwartz, Cédric ULg; Lempereur, Mathieu; Burdin, Valérie et al

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Nous proposons une méthode permettant d’étudier le mouvement des structures osseuses du complexe de l'épaule (humérus, omoplate, clavicule). Cette méthode est basée sur le suivi de nappes de marqueurs ... [more ▼]

Nous proposons une méthode permettant d’étudier le mouvement des structures osseuses du complexe de l'épaule (humérus, omoplate, clavicule). Cette méthode est basée sur le suivi de nappes de marqueurs plutôt qu'un ensemble de marqueurs individuels à l'aide d'un système de caméras VICON. Le suivi du mouvement des nappes par un algorithme de recalage robuste doit permettre de s'affranchir du mouvement de la peau et avoir accès aux mouvements des structures osseuses sous-jacentes. Cette méthode est comparée à une méthode standard de la littérature. Les résultats montrent que le mouvement de l’omoplate est sous estimé ou sur estimé suivant les axes de rotation. [less ▲]

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See detailEquivariant quantizations and Cartan connections
Mathonet, Pierre ULg

in Bulletin of the Belgian Mathematical Society Simon Stevin (2006), 13(5), 857-874

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See detailIdentification of groundwater quality trends in a chalky aquifer threatened by intensive agriculture
Batlle-Aguilar, Jordi; Orban, Philippe ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg et al

in Stauffer, Fr.; Dassargues, Alain (Eds.) Quantitative Geology from Multiple Sources: S10 Use of multiple sources in conditioning/calibrating groundwater flow and transport models (2006)

Diffuse groundwater contamination related to agricultural practices is a worldwide environmental problem, particularly the continuous increase in nitrate concentrations. As a response to this threat, the ... [more ▼]

Diffuse groundwater contamination related to agricultural practices is a worldwide environmental problem, particularly the continuous increase in nitrate concentrations. As a response to this threat, the European Union has adopted directives requiring that Member States take measures to reduce agricultural nitrate sources and stating that a “good” status of groundwater is required for all EU members. In order to achieve the environmental objectives for groundwater, the identification and reversal of any significant upward trend in the pollutant concentrations are required. Conclusions are drawn about the evolution of groundwater contamination by nitrates in the following decades with respect to the EU Water directive prescriptions. Measures have to be urgently taken in order to avoid major degradation of groundwater in 10 to 70 years. However, a good groundwater quality status cannot be expected for the 2015 EU Water Framework Directive (WFD). [less ▲]

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See detailInnovations in software packages in quantitative genetics
Druet, Tom ULg; Ducrocq, V.

in Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (2006)

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See detailLes Élements espagnols de Jules Herbillon dans les notices étymologiques du TLF
Baiwir, Esther ULg

in Buchi, Eva (Ed.) Actes de la journée d'étude "Lexicographie historique française : autour de la mise à jour des notices étymologiques du Trésor de la langue française informatisé» (Nancy/ATILF, 4 novembre 2005) (2006)

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See detailGuide technique parasismique belge - Fondements théoriques et expérimentaux
Degée, Hervé ULg; Plumier, André ULg

in Actes du Colloque "Evaluation et prévention du risque sismique en Région Wallonne" (2006)

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See detailLarge-scale groundwater flow and transport modelling : Methodology and application to the Geer basin, Belgium
Orban, Philippe ULg; Dassargues, Alain ULg; Brouyère, Serge ULg

in Stauffer, Fr.; Dassargues, Alain (Eds.) Quantitative Geology from Multiple Sources: S10 Use of multiple sources in conditioning/calibrating groundwater flow and transport models (2006)

Efficient and sustainable management of water resources should be considered from an integrated way, at the basin scale. For that purpose, physically-based, spatially distributed modelling tools has ... [more ▼]

Efficient and sustainable management of water resources should be considered from an integrated way, at the basin scale. For that purpose, physically-based, spatially distributed modelling tools has turned to be very useful. If regional groundwater flow model have been developed for years now, large scale contaminant transport models are still almost inexistent. The objective of this extended abstract is to present briefly new concepts for large transport modelling, more particularly a modelling approach, the Hybrid Finite Element Mixing Cell (HFEMC) developed by the Hydrogeology Group of the University of Liège and implemented in the 3D simulator SUFT3D. First steps for the application to the Geer basin are also presented. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Glycosylation of Bovine Pregnancy-Associated Glycoproteins Changes before Parturition
Klisch, K.; Herzog, K.; Feldmann, M. et al

in Reproduction in Domestic Animals (2006)

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See detailSuction and time effects on the behaviour of a reservoir chalk
Priol, Grégoire; De Gennaro, Vincenzo; Delage, Pierre et al

in Van Cotthem, Alain; Charlier, Robert; Thimus, Jean-François (Eds.) EUROCK 2006 - Multiphysics Coupling and Long Term Behaviour in Rock Mechanics (2006)

Oil reservoir rocks contain various immiscible fluids (oil, water and gas) and they are submitted to elevated temperatures in the oilfield. Hence, they exhibit a typical coupled behaviour where ... [more ▼]

Oil reservoir rocks contain various immiscible fluids (oil, water and gas) and they are submitted to elevated temperatures in the oilfield. Hence, they exhibit a typical coupled behaviour where multiphysics and coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical aspects are predominant. This paper presents some results from researches carried out within the PASACHALK 2 European funded collaborative research. In this research dedicated to subsidence problems in the North sea Ekofisk oilfield, the behaviour of a reservoir chalk containing two immiscible fluids (an organic non polar fluid and water) is considered within the framework of the mechanics of unsaturated soils (no temperature effects considered). In order to account for the mechanical coupled effects related to the two pore fluids, the oil-water suction was considered as an independent stress variable. The paper presents some experimental results describing the combined effect of suction and time on the isotropic compression behaviour of the chalk. A viscoelastoplastic constitutive model based on one hand on the Barcelona BBM elastoplastic model for unsaturated and on the other hand on Perzina’s approach of viscous behaviour of soils is also presented and validated against experimental evidence. [less ▲]

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See detailProfiling food consumption : comparison between USA and EU
Duquesne, Brigitte ULg; Matendo, Sadrac; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Competitiveness in Agriculture and the Food Industry: US and EU Perspectives (2006)

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See detailLe sujet de l'histoire
Denis, Benoît ULg

in Durand, Pascal (Ed.) L'écrivain et son double. Hubert Nyssen (2006)

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See detailExperimental and numerical investigations for I-girders in bending and shear stiffened by closed trapezoidal stiffeners
Boissonnade, N.; Degée, Hervé ULg; Naumes, J. et al

in Proceedings of the ICMS Conference (2006)

The paper investigates the shear resistance of I-girders longitudinally stiffened by closed trape-zoidal stiffeners. It first reports on 4 full-scale tests performed at RWTH Aachen, on stiffened panels ... [more ▼]

The paper investigates the shear resistance of I-girders longitudinally stiffened by closed trape-zoidal stiffeners. It first reports on 4 full-scale tests performed at RWTH Aachen, on stiffened panels with strong closed stiffeners. As expected, failure in the subpanels has been governing. A devoted FEA shell model is then described and validated towards these results and other experimental sources. Parametric stud-ies led with the numerical tool help pointing out several aspects where the Eurocode 3 Part 1.5 recommenda-tions on stiffened panels in bending and shear may be improved. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of Prosthesis-Patient Mismatch on Survival After Mitral Valve Replacement.
Magne, Julien ULg; Mathieu, P; Dumesnil, JG et al

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See detailSome comments on the Parametric Fire Model of Eurocode 1
Reitgrüber, Stefan; Pérez-Jimenez, Christian; Di Blasi, Colomba et al

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In this paper, the modifications that have been recently introduced in the parametric fire model of Eurocode 1 are presented. The reasons behind these modifications are given. Some Problems that have been ... [more ▼]

In this paper, the modifications that have been recently introduced in the parametric fire model of Eurocode 1 are presented. The reasons behind these modifications are given. Some Problems that have been discovered in the present formulation are highlighted, namely the fact that the model is not continuous and the fact that the heat release of wood that has been used for the calibration of the model is not consistent anymore with the value that is now recommended in the Eurocode. A proposal is made that makes the model continuous. A new calibration of this modified model has been made on the base of the now recommended value of the heat release of wood with comparison to the results of some 50 full scale experimental fire tests. [less ▲]

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See detailAn inductive and opportunistic detection of a pedagogical pattern in a 17 online course sample
Verpoorten, Dominique ULg; Poumay, Marianne ULg; Delcomminette, Séverine ULg et al

in Proceedings of the European Distance Education Network (2006)

LabSET (Support Lab for Telematic Learning – University of Liège, Belgium) applied a pedagogical pattern detection process on 17 online courses designed by faculty. The analysis unearths 11 instances of ... [more ▼]

LabSET (Support Lab for Telematic Learning – University of Liège, Belgium) applied a pedagogical pattern detection process on 17 online courses designed by faculty. The analysis unearths 11 instances of an activity structure named here RQAT (Reading-Questions/Answers-Test) which offers an alternative (among others) to the conventional lecturing, still extensively practiced in higher education. The recurrence and the relative invariance of the RQAT learning design legitimated an attempt to format it as a pedagogical pattern, used within LabSET's missions of teacher professional development. The conceptual documentation of RQAT suggests also an "illustration" of the pattern and its linkage to a taxonomy of skills. [less ▲]

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See detailEquine oesophageal obstruction : a retrospective study on 143 cases
Seguin, A; Peters, F; Lopez, D et al

in Proceedings of the 45th Congress of the British Equine Veterinary Association (2006)

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See detailSimulation of thixoforming: comparison of different constitutive equations
Pierret, Jean-Christophe ULg; Rassili, Ahmed ULg; Cezard, Pierre

in Solid State Phenomena (2006), 116-117

The behaviour of the semi-solid material is complex to simulate and many approaches are proposed in the literature to represent it. In this work, different constitutive equations are studied: the ... [more ▼]

The behaviour of the semi-solid material is complex to simulate and many approaches are proposed in the literature to represent it. In this work, different constitutive equations are studied: the classical Northon-Hoff law, Joly and Merhabian's one [1] and an innovative micromechanical model using homogenisation technique [2]. These constitutive equations have been implemented in the FE code Forge2 (R) to simulate simple forming tests, such as compression and direct extrusion. The load-displacement curves using the three constitutive equations are compared in order to estimate their capabilities. [less ▲]

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See detailCoordinate rotations
Heinesch, Bernard ULg

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See detailSimple heuristic model of an aerosol filter
Lecocq, Rapahaël; Calvo, Sébastien ULg; Saroha, Anil et al

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See detailInterim Report on clinical testing of a comprehensive solution for patient positioning and immobilization for high tech RT
Hideghéty, Katalin; Kahan, Zsuzsa; Thurzo, Laszlo et al

in Radiotherapy & Oncology (2006), 81(supplement 1), 434

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