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See detailP2X1-induced activation of Ca2+ calmodulin leads to myosin light chain and ERK2 phosphorylation in human platelets.
Toth-Zsamboki, Emese; Oury, Cécile ULg; De Vos, Rita et al

in Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis [=JTH] (2003)

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See detailInvestigation of transverse cracks initiation in continuous steel casting using a finite element approach
Castagne, S.; Habraken, Anne ULg

in Advances in Computational & Experimental Engineering (2003)

A numerical model for steel at elevated temperature which is based on a mesoscopic finite element approach is presented. The objective of the research is the analysis of damage evolution in the material ... [more ▼]

A numerical model for steel at elevated temperature which is based on a mesoscopic finite element approach is presented. The objective of the research is the analysis of damage evolution in the material using information from the macroscopic and microscopic scales. As a final application our results are used to study the industrial process of continuous casting of low carbon steel. [less ▲]

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See detailGranulometría y Morfometría de Materiales Granulares por Metódos Ópticos
Pirard, Eric ULg

in Avila, Margot; Lucion, Christian (Eds.) Mineria, Metalurgia y Medio Ambiente (2003)

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See detailFormasup : un 3e cycle en pédagogie universitaire qui met en oeuvre sept clés méthodologiques au service du déploiement de pratiques de qualité en EAD
Poumay, Marianne ULg

in L'université au service de l'apprentissage : A quelles conditions ? (2003)

L'article présente le curriculum "Formasup" (Master Complémentaire depuis 2007) et les sept principes méthodologiques qui présidaient à son organisation en 2003.

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See detailPresent-day vertical crustal motion and active faulting in the Roer graben
Camelbeeck, Thierry; Warnant, René ULg; Vanneste, K. et al

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See detailOptimising a cascade of hydroelectric power stations with the WOLF package
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Brebbia, C. A. (Ed.) Water Ressources Management (2003)

Original free-surface flow solvers have been developed by the HACH during the last years. The resulting fully integrated WOLF package allows engineers to study a very wide range of free surface flows ... [more ▼]

Original free-surface flow solvers have been developed by the HACH during the last years. The resulting fully integrated WOLF package allows engineers to study a very wide range of free surface flows situations. Successful and accurate computations are performed for phenomena as various as hydrological run-offs and dam breaking in quasi 3 dimensions including solid transport effects, as well as rivers networks modelling with explicit exchanges between river paths. All the models, physically based, use efficient and original numerical methods to solve continuous or discontinuous free-surface flow equations. They handle structured or unstructured grids with both first and second order accurate explicit or implicit algorithms in time and space. WOLF also includes powerful user-friendly pre- and post-processing with 2D and 3D animated visualizations as well as a parameters optimization software interconnected with all the package components and based on the innovating method of genetic algorithms. In this paper, the production of the hydroelectric power plants installed on a 60 km long section of the rivers Amblève and Warche in Belgium is presented in details to illustrate the numerical calculation and optimization process. The river network is modeled using real natural topographic data. Hydrological balance is closed and roughness coefficients are calibrated from water level and discharge field measurements. Hydroelectric production is optimized by an automatic calibration of the parameters of the hydrogram injected in the network from the Robertville dam. This approach leads to a substantial gain in both hydroelectric production and financial benefits and deals with all management and security criteria. [less ▲]

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See detailQuasi 2D-numerical model of aerated flow over stepped chutes
André, Stéphanie; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

in Proc. 30th IAHR Congress (2003)

Aerated flow over stepped chutes is principally studied on laboratory models. Consequently, the obtained design relations have a limited field of application. In order to propose a more general ... [more ▼]

Aerated flow over stepped chutes is principally studied on laboratory models. Consequently, the obtained design relations have a limited field of application. In order to propose a more general description of the flow, a quasi-2D numerical model is developed. The fluid is considered as an air-water mixture governed by the shallow-water equations. Moreover, a transport equation for air concentration represents the self-aeration of the flow and a coefficient of uneven vertical velocity distribution integrates indirectly the turbulent structures. The paper includes a brief description of the flow behaviour, the quasi-2D model equations, and a comparison of the numerical results with the measured flow characteristics in a 30° stepped flume. [less ▲]

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See detailElevated atmospheric CO2 influences ammonia oxidiser community structure and net nitrification
Carnol, Monique ULg; Malchair, Sandrine ULg

in International Symposium: Structure and Function of Soil Microbiota, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, September 18-20, 2003 (2003)

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See detailLa leptine et les hormones métaboliques chez trois races de bovins viandeux
Pirotte, Cécile ULg; Bister, J. L.; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg et al

in 10èmes Rencontres autour des Recherches sur les Ruminants (2003)

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See detailPopulism and producerism in Europe and United States
Jamin, Jérôme ULg

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See detailSoins palliatifs et néonatalogie - aspects juridiques
Leleu, Yves-Henri ULg

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See detailEffets fonctionnels respiratoires induits par l’inhalation du glycopyrrolate chez le cheval poussif en crise.
Art, Tatiana ULg; de Moffarts; Van Erck, Emmanuelle ULg et al

in Congrès de l'Association Vétérinaire Equine Française (AVEF) (2003)

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See detailComplex Hydrogeological Study of the Alluvial Transboundary Aquifer of Szamos/Somes (Romania-Hungary)
Lenart, Laszlo; Madarasz, Tamas; Miko, Lajos et al

in Water resources management in the 21th century. Subtheme 4, Relevance and sustainability of the intensive groundwater developments (2003)

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See detailThe use of DORIS as a tool to study the Earth ionosphere
Warnant, René ULg; Morel, Laurent; Stankov, Stanimir et al

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See detailAdvances in computing strategies for the solution of huge mixed model equations
Ducrocq, V.; Druet, Tom ULg

in Book of Abstracts of the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (2003)

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See detailLa connaissance partielle chez l'apprenant : pourquoi et comment la mesurer ?
Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg; Poumay, Marianne ULg

in L’évaluation de l’éducation thérapeutique du patient (2003)

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See detailThymic IGF-2 and central self-tolerance of the insulin family: a basis for the development of a negative vaccine against type 1 diabetes
Geenen, Vincent ULg; Brilot, Fabienne; Hansenne, Isabelle et al

in Diabetologia (2003), 46 (Suppl. 2)

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See detailSynthèse de ligands ditopiques en tant qu’agents de contraste pour l’imagerie de résonance magnétique.
Thonon, David ULg; Paris, Jérôme; Humblet, Jacques et al

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See detailL'opération RESSAC : diagnostic métacognitif avant la période de 'bloque'
Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg; Dupont, Chantal ULg et al

in Actes du 16ème colloque international de l'ADMEE-Europe, 4-6 septembre 2003 (2003)

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See detailVom Monolog zum Dialog - Normfindung im Gespräch
Münzberg, Franziska ULg

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Die Referentin, selbst Sprachberaterin, versteht die individuelle Beratung bei der Textrezeption und -produktion als eine Chance zum lebendigen Austausch zwischen Linguisten und Nichtlinguisten ... [more ▼]

Die Referentin, selbst Sprachberaterin, versteht die individuelle Beratung bei der Textrezeption und -produktion als eine Chance zum lebendigen Austausch zwischen Linguisten und Nichtlinguisten. Individuelle Sprachberatung ist mehr als eine Übersetzung linguistischer Erkenntnisse für Laien. Die Bereitschaft der sprachberatenden Linguisten zur Beeinflussung der Textproduktion setzt voraus, dass eine „reine“ Deskription sprachlicher Phänomene als Utopie bzw. als ein genuin monologisches Verfahren der Grammatikographie erkannt wird. Ob das Gespräch den Sprachberatungskunden letztlich dazu anregt, „wegen des Wetters“ zu schreiben oder „wegen dem Wetter“ – in jedem Falle haben Berater und Kunde auf der Grundlage empirisch gewonnener und deskriptiv ausgewerteter Daten gemeinsam eine Norm formuliert. Sprachberatung kann aber auch nachgerade in der Werbung für die Utopie einer reinen Deskription bestehen, selbst wenn der ursprüngliche Anlass des Gesprächs die Suche nach einer möglichst strengen Norm gewesen ist. Nicht nur wie sprachliche Zweifelsfälle und mögliche Lösungsansätze dargestellt werden, sondern auch welche Fakten präsentiert werden, hängt von einer Reihe spontan – das heißt: in Sekundenschnelle – getroffener Entscheidungen beider Gesprächspartner ab. Bereits beim ersten Kontakt (Begrüßung; Formulierung der Frage) ordnet die Sprachberaterin ihren Gesprächspartner einer Gruppe von Sprachteilnehmern zu und macht sich ein Bild von der Situation, in der dieser Zweifelsfall aufgekommen ist. Von der Bewertung dieser Gesprächssituation hängt es ab, ob die Antwort in einer schnellen impliziten Handlungsanweisung besteht („Der Satz ist korrekt“) oder ob Grundfragen der Linguistik wie die Definition des „Standards“ im Varietätenspektrum, quantitative und qualitative Methoden in der Korpusauswertung, vielleicht sogar sprachphilosophische Fragen thematisiert werden. Im Vortrag sollen am Beispiel einiger Zweifelsfälle aus dem Bereich der Syntax (Moduswahl, Substantivvalenz, Monoflexion) situationsgerechte Gesprächsziele und -strategien herausgearbeitet und zur Diskussion gestellt werden. Neben dem Erkenntnisinteresse und den Gesprächszielen der Anrufer wird das Erkenntnisinteresse der Linguisten zu bedenken sein. Paradebeispiel hierfür ist die Frage, inwiefern die gängigen mehr oder weniger verbzentrierten Grammatikmodelle der Produktion konzeptionell schriftlicher Texte angemessen sind. [less ▲]

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See detailAn implementation of on-line transient stability screening and control using distributed processing
N'Guessan, Alexandre; Pavella, Mania ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in Proc. of Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (2003)

This paper describes the implementation of an online transient stability assessment software, composed of algorithms for contingency screening and for the design of preventive control actions. The ... [more ▼]

This paper describes the implementation of an online transient stability assessment software, composed of algorithms for contingency screening and for the design of preventive control actions. The implementation of the two parts rely on a hybrid method called SIME, coupled with a time domain simulation engine and power flow program. The speed up of the contingency screening module is obtained by distributing contingencies on a cluster of computers to comply with extended real-time speed requirements. A compensation scheme is used to determine active power rescheduling alternatives in order to stabilize the dangerous contingencies identified at the screening step. The software has been coupled with an industrial EMS platform, and tested in the simulation environment. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficient algorithmic approach for mixed lubrication in cold rolling
STEPHANY, A.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg; COLLETTE, C. et al

in Proceedings of AMPT 2003, Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (2003)

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See detailPhosphate mineral formation in Lake Baïkal sediments and implications for paleoclimate
Fagel, Nathalie ULg; Alleman, L. Y.; André, Luc et al

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See detailIntervention métacognitive auprès d’élèves présentant des difficultés d’apprentissage avec ou sans trouble déficit de l’attention/hyperactivité
Büchel, F. P.; Hessels, M. G. P.; Hessels-Schlatter, C. et al

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See detailEntomopathogenic activity of Beauveria bassiana against Psoroptes cuniculi
Lekimme, M.; Mignon, Bernard ULg; Tombeux, S. et al

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See detailEtude rétrospective des causes médicales d’intolérance à l’effort chez 345 chevaux
Ponthier, Jérôme ULg; Van Erck, Emmanuelle; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Proceedings du Congrès de l'Association Vétérinaire Equine Française (AVEF) (2003)

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

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

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

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See detailL'évaluation en apprentissage à distance : quelle diversité et quelle valeur ajoutée... pour quelle régulation? Illustrations au travers de cours existants
Poumay, Marianne ULg; Georges, François ULg

in Evaluation: entre efficacité et équité (2003)

Le présent article illustre la valeur ajoutée de l'évaluation en ligne ou à distance, au travers d'exemples concrets, distinguant plusieurs méthodes d'évaluation des étudiants et soulignant certains de ... [more ▼]

Le présent article illustre la valeur ajoutée de l'évaluation en ligne ou à distance, au travers d'exemples concrets, distinguant plusieurs méthodes d'évaluation des étudiants et soulignant certains de leurs avantages. Il aborde ensuite le problème du suivi des traces permettant d'améliorer les cours existants : quelles traces conserver, quelle visibilité, notamment sur les résultats du testing en ligne... avec quelles précautions et pour quels usages? [less ▲]

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See detailNon destructive analysis of a 16th manuscript from the Gospel Book of Robert Quercentius
Denoël, Sophie; Weber, Georges ULg; Allart, Dominique ULg et al

in Townsend, Joyce; Eremin, Katherine; Adriaens, Annemie (Eds.) Conservation Science 2002. Papers from the Conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland 22-24 May 2002 (2003)

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See detailLong-term follow-up from the STRIDE (anti-restenosis with the biodivysio dexamethasone-eluting stent) clinical study
Liu, X.; Hanet, C.; Legrand, Victor ULg et al

in European Heart Journal (2003), 24(Suppl. S), 268

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See detailEntomopathogenic activity of Beauveria bassiana against Psoroptes cuniculi
Lekimme, M.; Mignon, Bernard ULg; Tombeux, S. et al

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See detailLa filière Porc Fleuri : vers une appellation d'origine protégée
Berti, Fabio ULg; Beduin, Jean-Marie ULg; Verleyen, Vincent ULg et al

in Huitième Carrefour des Productions animales "L'avenir des filières de qualité différenciées" (2003)

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See detailDétermination du régime hydrodynamique dans une colonne à bulles par tomographie électrique résistive
Marchot, Pierre ULg; Fransolet, Emmanuelle; L'Homme, Guy ULg et al

in Legrand, J. (Ed.) Récents Progrès en Génie des procédés - N°90 - Du rayonnement scientifique à la diffusion des technologies - Actes du 9ème Congrès de la Société Française de Génie des Procédés, 9-11 septembre 2003, Saint-Nazaire, France (2003)

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See detailValidation of ENVISAT-1 Level-2 Products Related to Lower Atmosphere O3 and NOy Chemistry by a FTIR Quasi-global Network
De Mazière, Martine; Coosemans, Thierry; Barret, Brice et al

in Proceedings of Envisat Validation Workshop, Frascati, Italy, December 9-13, 2002, ESA SP-531, 2003 (2003)

A coordinated action involving eleven stations of the ground -based Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC) equipped with Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) instruments was conducted to ... [more ▼]

A coordinated action involving eleven stations of the ground -based Network for Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC) equipped with Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) instruments was conducted to contribute to the validation of the three atmospheric chemistry instruments onboard ENVISAT, that are MIPAS, SCIAMACHY and GOMOS. The target products for validation are total columns of O3, CH4, CO and some important NOy species (NO2, HNO3, NO) and the source gas N2O. Together the eleven stations cover the latitudes between 79 °N and 78°S, including polar, mid-latitude and subtropical and tropical locations. The goal is to contribute to the assessment of the data quality of the aforementioned ENVISAT instruments, from a quasi -global perspective. The period of intensive ground-based data collection for the benefit of the ENVISAT Validation Commissioning Phase that is dealt with in the present paper is July 15 to December 1, 2002. The FTIR network involved collected a data set corresponding to an equivalent of approximately 400 days of measurements; about three quarter of the data have already been submitted to the ENVISAT Calval database and are included in the present work. Unfortunately, the distribution of ENVISAT data has been slow and limited. Only a limited number of coincidences has been found for making data inter -comparisons. Therefore, the conclusions drawn in this paper are very preliminary and cover only a limited set of data products from SCIAMACHY only. Our findings up to now concerning the above mentioned target products are the following: (1) SCIAMACHY near infrared operational products (CO, CH4, N 2O) have no scientific meaning yet, (2), the operational SCIAMACHY total vertical O3 column product derived in the ultraviolet window has undergone some improvements with changing versions of the processor(s) but it still underestimates the column by about 5 – 10 %, (3), the operational SCIAMACHY total vertical O3 column product derived in the visible window is unrealistically large, and (4), the operational NO2 total column product from SCIAMACHY seems to largely overestimate the real column, but very few coincidences and large dispersions of the data do inhibit any further conclusion at present. In a next phase, the same ground-based correlative data set will be exploited to further validate the ENVISAT data as soon as more and reprocessed data will be distributed. [less ▲]

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See detailL'Europe gravettienne
Otte, Marcel ULg; Noiret, Pierre ULg

in Desbrosse, René; Thévenin, André (Eds.) Préhistoire de l'Europe. Des origines à l'âge du Bronze (2003)

The Gravettian tradition appears to develop from local Mousterian and different cultures at the beginning of the European Upper Palaeolithic (Chatelperronian in the west, foliate points in the north and ... [more ▼]

The Gravettian tradition appears to develop from local Mousterian and different cultures at the beginning of the European Upper Palaeolithic (Chatelperronian in the west, foliate points in the north and the Streletskaian in the east). New technological characteristics proper to the Gravettian developed in different regions of middle Europe, apparently around the same time: thin, standardised blades, development of small backed armatures. The Gravettian is thus a pan-European phenomenon, extending across middle Europe, but developing locally. Development within the Gravettian is quite complex, with regional areas of expansion of processes varying according to the phase or facies considered. The Moldavian sequence is key to understanding the regional development of the Gravettian. It can be integrated with that of central and eastern Europe. General developmental tendencies appeared here, connecting regional patterns with traditional roots. The Gravettian culture can thus be considered a collection of technological processes probably adopted by diverse ethnic groups which nevertheless were in regular contact. During the Second Pleniglacial, important climatic changes provoked a division between central and western groups, leading to profound differences between south-eastern Europe (Ukraine, the Carpathian region, the Balkans) and western Europe (Solutrean-Magdalenian succession). [less ▲]

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See detailSoft tissue imaging of the palmar aspect of the equine podotrochlear apparatus.
Busoni, Valeria ULg; Lahaye, B.; Jamar, M. et al

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See detailPreparation and characterization of xerogel catalyst microspheres
Alié, Christelle ULg; Ferauche, Fabrice; Heinrichs, Benoît ULg et al

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For easier handling and use in fixed bed reactors, Pd-Ag/SiO2 aerogel-like xerogel catalysts were shaped into microspheres using the microencapsulation process developed by BRACE GmbH. Before the bead ... [more ▼]

For easier handling and use in fixed bed reactors, Pd-Ag/SiO2 aerogel-like xerogel catalysts were shaped into microspheres using the microencapsulation process developed by BRACE GmbH. Before the bead production process, the xerogel catalyst was ground in water and mixed with ethylene glycol and sodium alginate, the latter of which is the gelation agent. The beads were formed at a vibrating nozzle and solidified during their fall in a water tank containing calcium ions, which induce cross-linking of the alginate and consequent bead hardening. Preliminary work was done using a syringe instead of the material-consuming BRACE unit. The beads were made from a suspension of dried only, dried and calcined, or dried, calcined, and reduced catalyst. The textural properties of the beads were analyzed by nitrogen adsorption-desorption isotherms and mercury porosimetry; and bead catalytic activity was tested for selective hydrodechlorination of 1,2-dichloroethane. The beads made from a suspension of dried catalyst appear to have properties the closest to that of the xerogel reference catalyst. Porosity and surface area are maintained at their level before bead formation. However conversion of 1,2-dichloroethane decreases after the production process, possibly due to poisoning by calcium ions. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailFast, sensitive, and comprehensive analytical methods including three-dimensional analysis (GCXGC-TOFMS) for measuring halogenated persistent organic pollutants
Patterson, Donald G.; Turner, Wayman E.; Sjödin, Andreas et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2003), 60-65

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See detailHigh level Vibration Facility at cryogenic temperature
Grodent, Christophe ULg

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See detailLes interactions entre l'homme et les animaux familiers : quelques champs d'investigation et réflexions méthodologiques
Servais, Véronique ULg; Millot, Jean-Louis

in Baudouin, Claude (Ed.) L'éthologie appliquée aujourd'hui. Tome 3, l'éthologie humaine (2003)

Le paper synthetizes the main studies in the field of human-animal interactions and points to some pitfalls in the methodologies of many researches.

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See detailBanana-Mycosphaerella fijiensis interactions.
Lepoivre, Philippe ULg; Busogoro, Jean-Pierre; Etame, Jean-Jacques et al

in Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases of bananas: presentstatus and outlook. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases held in San Jose, Costa Rica on20-23 May 2002 (2003)

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See detailProstaglandin D2 affects the differentiation of human dendritic cells
Gosset, Philippe; Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Pichavant, Muriel et al

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See detailPredictors of early and late outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention in octogenarians
Martinez, Christophe ULg; Gach, Olivier ULg; Legrand, Victor ULg

in European Heart Journal (2003), 24(Suppl. S), 573

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See detailThe cold atom micromaser in a vertical configuration
Martin, John ULg; Bastin, Thierry ULg

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See detailDévelopper les collaborations entre les classes de l'enseignement fondamental et les bibliothèques publiques
Baye, Ariane ULg; Crepin, Françoise ULg; Hindryckx, Geneviève ULg et al

in Trefois, J. C. (Ed.) Lire ensemble : écoles et bibliothèques, vers des synergies nouvelles (2003)

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See detailGenus Clostridium and diseases
Mainil, Jacques ULg

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See detailProgesterone, cortisol and pregnancy-associated glycoprotein concentrations in three aborted cows
Alomar, M.; Sulon, J.; El Amiri, B. et al

in Proceedings of the 8e Journée de rencontre Bioforum (2003)

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See detailKarsts en roches non carbonatées - l'exemple des quartzites et des itabérites de Minas Gerais, Brésil
Willems, Luc ULg; Rodet, Joël; Auler, Augusto et al

in Rodet, Joël (Ed.) Actes des Journées Européennes de l'AFK 2003 (2003)

The state of Minas Gérais, Brazil, contains numerous karsts booth inside carbonated and non carbonated rocks. Différent caves are found in quartzite and Itaberite formations (Banded Iron formation). The ... [more ▼]

The state of Minas Gérais, Brazil, contains numerous karsts booth inside carbonated and non carbonated rocks. Différent caves are found in quartzite and Itaberite formations (Banded Iron formation). The term karst is used in the meaning of "any features of the classical karst morphology (caves, sink-holes, lapies...) where dissolution plays the main genetically action and this in any kind of rocks". In some areas, lapiaz and kamenitza affect wide landscapes (area of Diamantina, Natural Parc of Rio Preto). Several caves are found and some of these are several kilomeetres long (grutta do Bromelias, Natural Parc of Ibitipoca). Inside caves, we found numerous forms like dissolution alveoli, spelothems, .... Many times, the cave sides and solutional forms are covered by crust which solidify a very crumbly quartzite. Différent morphologies show an primary solutional stage of the rocks before a physical erosional stage which destroy the earliest forms (piping, river érosion, collapsing). [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurable impact of an old MSWI on the level of dioxins in free-range chickens and eggs grown in its vicinity
Pirard, C.; Focant, Jean-François ULg; Massart, A. C. et al

in Organohalogen Compounds (2003), 60-65

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See detailHydrogen peroxyde in breath condensate as marker of lower airway inflammation in an experimental model of feline asthma
Kirschvink, Nathalie; Malin, D.; Delvaux, Francois et al

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See detailTrace elements concentrations in by-caught Norwegian harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): sources of variation and insights in their feeding ecology through stable carbon and nitrogen measurements
Fontaine, Michaël; Siebert, Ursula; Tolley, K. et al

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Great concern raised from the populations decline observed for the harbour porpoises in the North Atlantic but Norwegian populations remain poorly characterized. Trace elements concentrations (Zn, Cu, Cd ... [more ▼]

Great concern raised from the populations decline observed for the harbour porpoises in the North Atlantic but Norwegian populations remain poorly characterized. Trace elements concentrations (Zn, Cu, Cd, Se, total Hg) have been determined in liver, kidney and muscle of 23 harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) caught in fishing nets along the Norwegian coast. Sources of variation have been examined with a special interest on geographic location and diet modifications analysed through stable isotopes of carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N). This study further intend to complete previous feeding ecology knowledge with a combined approach of stable isotopes ratios and metals concentrations as dietary tracers. Norwegian porpoises display mean hepatic concentrations of Zn, Cu and total Hg (96 ± 18; 25 ± 6 ; 15 ± 10 µg.g-1dw respectively) among the lowest in the North-Atlantic. These results suggest that porpoises from this region are less exposed to these metals than others sites such as the North Sea. The low burdens of certain metals (Zn, Cu, Hg) observed make the Norwegian populations suitable to be used as reference level for future ecotoxicological studies on this species. However, renal Cd concentrations (6.7 ± 4.1µg.g-1dw) are twice higher than those from the Southern North Sea. They probably reflect dietary modifications of the porpoises through their range. The low isotopic composition (mean muscle values: d13C=-18.5 ± 0.6 0/00 and δ15N=13.5 ± 1.2 0/00) suggests that Norwegian porpoises feed on more oceanic preys as confirmed by variations of hepatic Hg and renal Cd concentrations. Given that teutophagous marine mammals present higher concentrations of Cd than piscivorous ones. The results obtained lead to the conclusion that the Norwegian porpoises rely on more oceanic squids than those from the North Sea. [less ▲]

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See detailBauforschung et dendrochronologie
Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg

in De Jonge, Krista; Van Baelen, Koen (Eds.) Preparatory Architectural Investigation in the Restauration of Historical Buildings (2003)

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See detailEthnocampus II: l'UNILU face au marché de l'emploi
Rubbers, Benjamin ULg

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See detailA stepwise approach for chemical risks assessment at the workplace
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg; Balsat, Alain; Dujardin, Marc ULg et al

in Strasser, H.; Kluth, K.; Rausch, H. (Eds.) et al Quality of work and products in enterprises of the future (2003)

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See detailMetabolic properties of bovine muscles: regulation by genetic and nutritional factors.
Hocquette, J. F.; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Jurie, C. et al

in Book of absracts of the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (2003)

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

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

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

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See detailHarmonisation des démarches de validation, est-elle possible ?
Hubert, Philippe ULg; Chiap, Patrice ULg; Laurentie, M. et al

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See detailTrace metals in the harbour porpoise from the North Sea and adjacent areas: relationship with stable isotope measurements, the nutritional status, lesions of the respiratory system and parasitism.
Das, Krishna ULg; Siebert, Ursula; Fontaine, Michaël et al

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Growing concern has been raised about the status and the long-term viability of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the North Sea and adjacent areas. Sources of trace metal variations were ... [more ▼]

Growing concern has been raised about the status and the long-term viability of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the North Sea and adjacent areas. Sources of trace metal variations were investigated using a multidisciplinary approach. Porpoises from the Belgian coasts were compared to individuals from the German North Sea and Baltic coasts, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Toxicological results (Hg, Zn, Cu, Cd and Se) were confronted to most common pathological findings, namely emaciation, lesions of the respiratory system or parasitism. Influence of diet through stable carbon and nitrogen analysis (d13C and d15N), age and sex have also been considered. As expected, the nutritional status of stranded harbour porpoise from the Southern North Sea is poor compared to by-caught individuals from Norway and Iceland, as reflected by their blubber thickness, weight to length ratio and hepatic to total body mass ratio. The porpoises collected along the Southern North Sea coast display higher Zn and Hg concentrations compared to individuals collected in more preserved areas from the North Atlantic. Moreover, significant Zn, Hg and Se levels were observed with increasing emaciation severity. Porpoises displaying severe bronchopneumonia also have higher Zn concentrations probably due to the association previously described of emaciation and bronchopneumonia. Hg is clearly linked to parasitism. These increasing concentrations are not related to a shrinking of liver mass as it remains unchanged during the emaciation. As a result, hepatic trace metal load increases also. These observations tend to indicate a general redistribution of heavy metals within the organs (muscles to livers), which results from protein catabolism. Such a re-distribution could well be an additional stress for porpoises already experiencing stressful conditions (organochlorines, etc…). In contrast, Cu and Cd were never associated to emaciation. Other parameters such as age class or diet are more likely to be involved. [less ▲]

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See detailUpdating the Jungfraujoch FTIR databases : current status
Duchatelet, Pierre ULg; Mahieu, Emmanuel ULg; Zander, Rodolphe ULg et al

(2003)

Since the middle of the 20th century, the University of Liège has been active at the International Scientific Station of the Jungfraujoch (ISSJ) in the Swiss Alps (46.5°N, 8.0°E, 3580m asl) to study the ... [more ▼]

Since the middle of the 20th century, the University of Liège has been active at the International Scientific Station of the Jungfraujoch (ISSJ) in the Swiss Alps (46.5°N, 8.0°E, 3580m asl) to study the chemical composition of both the solar photosphere and the Earth’s atmosphere. Since 1989, the ISSJ is an accepted site of the northern midlattitude primary Alpine station of the NDSC (Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change). This acceptance resulted from earlier monitoring activities by Ulg of a large number of atmospheric constituents. Within the NDSC frame, a special attention and many efforts have been devoted to the monitoring of the most important atmospheric constituents involved both in the erosion of stratospheric ozone and in the greenhouse capacity of the troposphere, after it became clear that human activities have a direct impact on these two processes. Using two high resolution Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometers, over 25000 wide-band solar spectra encompassing nearly 1700 days since the mid 1980s have been recorded and analyzed to study, quasi simultaneously and repeatedly, local, seasonal and secular variations of some 20 gaseous telluric species. So far, most results have been reported, demonstrating the power of infrared spectrometric solar observations to characterize the chemical composition of the atmosphere. These datas, archived in terms of total vertical column abundances (e.g., at the NDSC-Data Host Facility; http://www.ndsc.ws), are expressed in number molecules per cm2 above the site using best-know input parameters (i.e. spectroscopic-, instrumental-, environmental-) in the retrieval procedure. Meanwhile, more sophisticated algorithms, based on the “Rodgers” optimal estimation method, have been developed, allowing to derive partial tropospheric- and stratospheric columns for various species, including HCl, ClONO2, O3, HF, CO, N2O, CH4, HCN, OCS. This contribution reports related results for HCl and ClONO2. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards Scalable and Affordable Content Distribution Services
Plagemann, Thomas; Goebel, Vera; Griwodz, Carsten et al

in Proceedings of ConTel (2003)

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See detailLong-term effect on plasma, meat and milk selenium and blood glutathion peroxydase of feeding selenium-enriched barley and haylage to Belgian Blue cows, calves and fattened bulls
de Behr, V.; Marche, C.; Coenen, M. et al

in Proceedings of 7th Conference of the European Society of Veterinary and Comparative Nutrition (2003)

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See detailCaracterization del comportamiento mecanico de aceros para embuticion profunda
GARCIA, C.; CELENTANO, D.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of the joint conference Jornadas SAM, el Congreso Nacional de Metalurgia y Materiales de Chile (2003)

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See detailAuto-associantive neural networks, Part I: Replacement of missing sensor values,
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in 8th Internationale Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics, Southampton, 2003 (2003)

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See detailAuto-associative neural networks, Part II: Feacture extraction for non-linear model updating
Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in 8th Internationale Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics, Southampton, 2003 (2003)

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See detailDes principes du développement durable à l'écobilan de l'exploitation agricole
Debouche, Charles ULg

in Fagroud, Mustapha; Debouche, Charles; Debbarh, Abdelhafid (Eds.) et al Equilibre Agriculture-Environnement : Enjeux, outils et perspectives du conseil agricole (2003)

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See detailZoogeography of the chromosomal races of the garden dormouse, Eliomys quercinus, in France
Ramalhinho, Maria da Graça; Libois, Roland ULg; Lestro, Maria et al

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See detailCeramides play a critical role in spontaneous neutrophil apoptosis
Seumois, G.; Fillet, Marianne ULg; Gillet, Laurent ULg et al

Poster (2003)

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See detailSeismic performance of ductile steel moment resisting frames designed according to Eurocode 3 and Eurocode 8. First step for Eurocode 8 calibration.
Sanchez, L.; Plumier, André ULg

in Proceedings of the STESSA 2003 Conference (2003)

The paper discusses the components of reduction factor to be accounted for design purposes. A parametric study of moment resisting steel frames (MRSF) designed according Eurocode 3 (EC3) and Eurocode 8 ... [more ▼]

The paper discusses the components of reduction factor to be accounted for design purposes. A parametric study of moment resisting steel frames (MRSF) designed according Eurocode 3 (EC3) and Eurocode 8 (EC8) is performed. The structural supply of the designed structures exceeds largely the seismic demand in spite of the fact that Ultimate Limit State (ULS) verification of EC8 for MRSF is not conservative. The structural performance is poorly correlated with ULS verification of EC8 but with others code restrains and with parameters like base shear ratio or fundamental period. The practice that deduces the values of reduction factor on the observation of structural performance under past earthquake is not rationally based. This practice tends to make useless the ULS verification for structural systems like MRSF, in which structural performance is poorly correlated with the ULS verification. This practice is responsible of the unsafe values of reduction factors assigned in the seismic codes. [less ▲]

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See detailSmall mafic intrusions as indicators of downslope draining of dense residual liquids in anorthositic diapirs
Vander Auwera, Jacqueline ULg; Ernst, Gérald; Weis, Dominique et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2003), 5

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See detailStochastic modelling of the hydrogeological environment in low permeability sediment
Huysmans, Marijke; Berckmans, Arne; Feyen, Luc et al

in Proceedings of IAMG 2003 (2003)

In Belgium, the Boom Clay is being considered as a potential host formation for the disposal of nuclear waste. Part of the safety assessment and feasibility studies of a potential nuclear waste disposal ... [more ▼]

In Belgium, the Boom Clay is being considered as a potential host formation for the disposal of nuclear waste. Part of the safety assessment and feasibility studies of a potential nuclear waste disposal consists of hydrogeological modeling. In order to model the groundwater flow and possible radionuclide transport in the clay, the spatial distribution of the hydraulic conductivity of the clay has to be assessed. In this study, geostatistical methods are used to characterize the hydraulic conductivity field. More specific, direct sequential simulation of the hydraulic conductivity is carried out, using measurements of hydraulic conductivity and 4 types of soft data or secondary variables: resistivity logs, gamma ray logs, grain size measurements and descriptions of the lithology. The primary and secondary information is analyzed with geostatistical tools and combined to generate 100 fields of the hydraulic conductivity of the Boom Clay. Next, each field is input to a groundwater flow model to predict the advective travel time of constituents released from the disposed waste in the Boom Clay to the aquifers surrounding the Boom Clay. Statistical analysis of the ensemble of model predictions results in a predictive distribution for the advective travel time. This distribution reflects the uncertainty of the advective travel time that results from the uncertainty of the spatial distribution of the hydraulic conductivity of the Boom Clay [less ▲]

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See detailInsert'Prof : pour un dispositif d'accompagnement des jeunes enseignants favorisant une insertion réussie dans la vie professionnelle
Beckers, Jacqueline ULg; Andrianne, Sabine; Bourguignon, Luc et al

in L'école, dans quel(s) sens ? Actes du 2e congrès des chercheurs en éducation, Louvain-la-Neuve, 12-13 mars 2002 (2003)

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See detailSynthèse d'analogues de tétraponérines, alcaloïdes défensifs des fourmis du genre tetraponera
Rouchaud, Anne; Durvaux, Christophe; Laurent, Pascal ULg et al

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Les fourmis du genre Tetraponera appartiennent à la sous-famille des Pseudomyrmecinae et sont exceptionnelles par leur comportement défensif particulier. En effet, en cas d’attaque, ces fourmis disposent ... [more ▼]

Les fourmis du genre Tetraponera appartiennent à la sous-famille des Pseudomyrmecinae et sont exceptionnelles par leur comportement défensif particulier. En effet, en cas d’attaque, ces fourmis disposent leur abdomen latéralement et badigeonnent la cuticule de l’adversaire au moyen de leur aiguillon en forme de tire-ligne. L’injection en chromatographie gazeuse capillaire de cette sécrétion a montrés qu’elle était constituée de huit dérivés, les tétraponérine T-1 à T-8. Ces molécules se rattachent à des squelettes tricycliques originaux et possèdent des propriétés neurotoxiques et insecticides. Dans le cadre d’une étude structure-activité de ces alcaloïdes, nous nous sommes intéressés à la synthèse d’analogues basés sur un squelette decahydro-dipyrido[1,2-a : 1’,2’-c]pyrimidine. Les différentes conditions réactionnelles utilisées pour synthétiser ce squelette à partir de pipéridéine et de malonate de diéthyle, ainsi que la nature et la détermination de structure des produits obtenus dans chaque cas seront discutées. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence de la substitution du tourteau de soja par des graines de lupin, avec ou sans complément d'alpha-galactosidase, sur la digestibilité des régimes et la rétention azotée du porc en croissance
Froidmont, Eric; Schoeling, Olivia; Deliège, Françoise et al

in Journées Recherche Porcine (2003)

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See detailOptimization methods for parameter identification of constitutive models in finite viscoplasticity and damage
Stainier, Laurent ULg; KLEINERMANN, J.-P.; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of PLASTICITY 2003 (2003)

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See detailIdentification de la place des chercheurs et des praticiens dans la recherche sur l’intervention dans les APS
Cloes, Marc ULg

in Cloes, Marc (Ed.) L’intervention dans les Activités physiques et sportives : rétro/perspectives (2003)

La recherche sur l'Intervention dans les Activités Physiques et Sportives (APS) est a donné une place privilégiée aux chercheurs dans le sens où ces derniers ont guidé majoritairement les choix des thèmes ... [more ▼]

La recherche sur l'Intervention dans les Activités Physiques et Sportives (APS) est a donné une place privilégiée aux chercheurs dans le sens où ces derniers ont guidé majoritairement les choix des thèmes de recherche et laissé aux sujets un rôle secondaire. L'évolution actuelle met clairement en évidence le besoin de les impliquer davantage. En se basant sur une analyse de la littérature spécifique au domaine des APS, ce texte tente ainsi de faire ressortir l'intérêt des recherche-action. [less ▲]

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See detailMise au point d’une procédure de caractérisation quantitative des surfaces démolies en béton en vue de travaux de réfection
Bélair, Normand; Bissonnette, Benoît; Courard, Luc ULg

in Progression de la recherche québécoise sur les ouvrages d'art (2003)

Cet article présente l’état d’avancement d’un projet visant le développement et la validation d’une technique permettant de caractériser de façon quantitative l’intégrité mécanique d’une surface en béton ... [more ▼]

Cet article présente l’état d’avancement d’un projet visant le développement et la validation d’une technique permettant de caractériser de façon quantitative l’intégrité mécanique d’une surface en béton préparée (démolie) aux fins de travaux de réfections superficielles. Dans un premier temps, une étude de l’influence des variables de base (taille des pastilles métalliques, profondeur de forage, nature de l’adhésif, etc.) relatives à l’essai d’arrachement sur la cohésion du béton a été réalisée afin d’optimiser la procédure expérimentale. De plus, les performances comparatives de deux dispositifs d’essai disponibles commercialement ont été évaluées afin d’identifier l’appareil le mieux adapté (facilité et rapidité d’exécution, efficacité, reproductibilité, coût, etc.). Afin de valider le protocole expérimental retenu et d’évaluer quantitativement les effets du mode de démolition, des essais d’arrachement ont été réalisés en laboratoire sur une série d’éléments en béton dont la surface a été préparée au moyen de différentes méthodes de préparation, notamment le marteau pneumatique, la scarification, le jet de sable et le jet d’eau. Une technique de caractérisation quantitative de la rugosité de surface a également été élaborée. Sur la base de ces essais, il est possible d’établir l’influence du mode de démolition sur l’intégrité mécanique de la surface obtenue et d’émettre des recommandations préliminaires. [less ▲]

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See detailVers l'élaboration d'un modèle d'ecobilan pour l'évaluation environnementale de l'agriculture au Maroc: Cas du périmètre irrigué du Tadla
Debouche, Charles ULg; Krim, LHassan

in Debouche, Charles; Fagroud, Mustapha; Debbarh, Abdelhafid (Eds.) et al Equilibre Agriculture-Environnement: Enjeux, outils et perspectives du conseil agricole (2003)

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See detailVerbes centraux du dispositif des chartes médiévales : essai d'analyse
Boutier, Marie-Guy ULg

in Sánchez Miret, Fernando (Ed.) Actas del XXIII Congreso internacional de lingüística y filología románica (2003)

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