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See detailQualification d’un appareil d'éclairage décoratif soumis aux vibrations induites par un pont ferroviaire
Marin, Frédéric; Simon, Daniel; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Serra, Roger (Ed.) 3ième Colloque "Analyse Vibratoire Expérimentale" (2012, November)

Au même titre que la plupart des pièces mécaniques soumises aux vibrations, les appareils d'éclairage installés en extérieur sont amenés à satisfaire, en fonction de leurs conditions d’utilisation, aux ... [more ▼]

Au même titre que la plupart des pièces mécaniques soumises aux vibrations, les appareils d'éclairage installés en extérieur sont amenés à satisfaire, en fonction de leurs conditions d’utilisation, aux exigences de procédures d'essais appliquées sur table vibrante. Celles-ci ont pour but de garantir l'intégrité structurelle du luminaire lorsque, une fois sur site, il est soumis aux effets du vent. Dans le cas des appareils d'éclairage décoratifs installés sur un pont de chemin de fer de structure métallique, le vent n'étant plus la source principale de vibrations en comparaison du trafic ferroviaire, on est dès lors confronté à une absence de toute indication appropriée décrivant l'essai à mener. Par conséquent, l'objectif de cette étude est d'élaborer une spécification d'essai de durée réduite, appliquée en laboratoire sur table vibrante, et représentative de l'environnement vibratoire réel de l'appareil à certifier. Sur base des essais réalisés en laboratoire, des prescriptions de montage et d'installation sont également formulées afin de garantir des conditions d’utilisation et d’essai identiques. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat is the best use of sugar crops? Environmental assessment of two applications : biofuels vs. bioproducts
Belboom, Sandra ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

in [avniR] editions (Ed.) LCA Conference 2012 - Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on life cycle approaches (2012, November)

Agricultural crops became through years a possibility to increase European energy independence. Brazil has taken this opportunity since the seventies by using sugar cane bioethanol as vehicle fuel. The ... [more ▼]

Agricultural crops became through years a possibility to increase European energy independence. Brazil has taken this opportunity since the seventies by using sugar cane bioethanol as vehicle fuel. The development of biofuels production is more recent in Europe. Due to temperate climates, bioethanol production is mostly based on wheat and sugar beet, this latter being considered as the ‘equivalent’ sugar crop to sugar cane for Europe. Biofuel is the most common application of bioethanol but its transformation into bioethylene through a dehydration step can be an alternative as already found in Brazil. This paper will consider both potential uses and compare them using Life Cycle Assessment methodology. Common boundaries of the systems comprise the cultivation step for both crops, i.e. sugar cane and sugar beet, with all associated energetic and fertilizer consumptions, the transportation step from field to the industrial plant, the sugar crops transformation into hydrate bioethanol and the by-products valorisation. For the biofuel scenario, a dehydration step using molecular sieve is added to get anhydrous bioethanol. For the bioethylene scenario, an industrial dehydration step is added. Direct comparison between both scenarios is not possible due to different products uses. The comparison was then performed for both scenarios between the bio-based product and its fossil equivalent. ReCiPe 2008 method was used to get the environmental impacts. As expected, the impact of bio-based products in climate change and fossil fuel depletion categories decreases compared to the fossil counterparts. For other categories, difference is less significant and results are often better for fossil products. Land use change category was implemented to assess its importance. Depending on assumptions, the greenhouse gas emissions from crop implementation on a natural land can counteract the previous mentioned benefits. This study shows the importance of assumptions, especially in the agricultural field, on the obtained results. [less ▲]

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See detailLa perception de la présence des investisseurs institutionnels publics dans la structure de capital des « Maisons de luxe » belges : le point de vue des entrepreneurs dirigeants
Riguelle, France ULg; Van Caillie, Didier ULg

in Finet, Alain, Monaco, Carole (Ed.) Les Investisseurs Institutionnels : diabolisation ou sacralisation ? (2012, November)

This contribution aims at proposing a synthetic review of the perceived interest for Belgian Luxury Houses of the presence of public institutional investors in their capital structure from the ... [more ▼]

This contribution aims at proposing a synthetic review of the perceived interest for Belgian Luxury Houses of the presence of public institutional investors in their capital structure from the entrepreneur's point of view. Our results highlight the duality of interests perceived by CEO's of Belgian luxury Houses. [less ▲]

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See detailLimitations of the current practice in neonatal PN across Europe
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 3rd International Congress of Union of European Neonatal and Perinatal Societies (2012, November)

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See detailPoint actuel sur la signification des ratios agonistes / antagonistes au membre inférieur
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Delvaux, François ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Abstract book des XIVèmes Rencontres isocinétiques MEDIMEX / ROTHSCHILD (2012, November)

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See detailAn online interactive tool for the energy assessment of residential buildings and transportation
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; de Meester, Tatiana; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Proceedings of PLEA 2012 (2012, November)

In the current context of increasing environmental awareness, energy efficiency is presented as a viable approach to the mitigation of climate change. In addition to public policies dealing with energy ... [more ▼]

In the current context of increasing environmental awareness, energy efficiency is presented as a viable approach to the mitigation of climate change. In addition to public policies dealing with energy efficiency, heightening public awareness on the impact of citizens’ lifestyles and behaviours is crucial and could quickly lead to significant reductions in the total energy consumption of a territory. This paper presents a new online interactive tool which enables citizens, local authorities and private developers (1) to assess energy consumption in the building and transportation sectors, at the individual and at the neighbourhood scales; (2) to compare them and (3) to find relevant and personalized hints to reduce their energy consumptions. Numerous methods and tools including a typological classification of buildings, thermal dynamic simulations, life-cycle assessments, statistical treatments of national censuses, etc. were used and combined to build the database used in the online interactive tool. This tool makes the main results of a scientific research accessible to a large non-specialized audience which is crucial in the scope of the sustainable development. Keywords: interactive tool, assessment methods, buildings, transportation, households, scientific popularization [less ▲]

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See detailPerformances isocinétiques et risque lésionnel de l’épaule chez le joueur de handball de haut niveau
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Schiettecatte, Delphine; GAULT, Clément ULg et al

in Abstract book des XIVèmes Rencontres isocinétiques MEDIMEX / ROTHSCHILD (2012, November)

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See detailMODELING OF A GLASS WOOL PROCESS IN VIEW OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (L.C.A.)
Gerbinet, Saïcha ULg; Renzoni, Roberto ULg; Briard, Vincent et al

in LCA conference 2012 - Proceeding of the 2nd international conference on life cycle approaches (2012, November)

Taking into account the environmental aspects in the building sector has become unavoidable. In France, environmental and sanitary statements for building products (“Fiches de Déclarations ... [more ▼]

Taking into account the environmental aspects in the building sector has become unavoidable. In France, environmental and sanitary statements for building products (“Fiches de Déclarations Environnementales et Sanitaires” (FDE&S)) have been developed. The environmental part of the statement is based on Life Cycle Assessment. So, KnaufInsulation, glass wool producer for the French market, has started to evaluated the environmental impacts of it process in view of FDE&S realization. The process has been modeling in GaBi with industrial data. Adjustable parameters have been introduced to allow to study the environmental impacts of almost all the KnaufInsulation products. So the FDE&S can be easily done for the different products. This model is also used for eco-conception. The LCA results allow to show the life cycle leaks. More, in modifying the model, the impact of a change in the process on its environmental performances will be highlighted. So relevant improvement will be brought out. The model and the mains results as the eco-conception strategy will be presented. The interest of making a modeling based on the step and process of the life cycle of a product or a product range will be clearly understood. [less ▲]

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See detailInterference of a secondary task on procedural learning in children
Lejeune, Caroline ULg; Desmottes, Lise ULg; Catale, Corinne ULg et al

in Belgian Brain Congress 2012: Abstract Book (2012, October 27)

Introduction Procedural learning is generally considered as involving different learning phases, with cognitive resources playing an important role only during the initial learning step. Through repeated ... [more ▼]

Introduction Procedural learning is generally considered as involving different learning phases, with cognitive resources playing an important role only during the initial learning step. Through repeated practice, the skill becomes progressively more automatic and the involvement of controlled cognitive functions is progressively reduced (Anderson, 2000;Doyon and Benali, 2005;Beaunieux et al., 2006). This view has been supported by studies in which the mirror-tracing paradigm was used to evaluate procedural learning, demonstrating the implication of the executive mechanisms in the first phase of perceptuomotor learning (Rouleau, 2002;Brosseau et al., 2007). However, from a developmental perspective, little is known about the progression of learning in procedural tasks, as well as about the role played by the explicit cognitive processes during learning in children. We recently showed that the cognitive mechanisms involved during the procedural task differed between age groups (Lejeune et al., in press). Indeed, we observed that 7-year-old children performed the procedural task in a less controlled fashion than 10-year-olds, who used a more conscious strategy, which permits them to reach better performance levels. The aim of the present study was to confirm the differential implication of explicit mechanisms in procedural learning in children by using a dual-task paradigm. Objective The present study used a dual-task paradigm in order to further investigate the role played by explicit mechanisms during the early and final stages of procedural learning in two ages-groups (7- and 10 year-olds). An auditory interference task was introduced at the beginning and at the end of the procedural learning phase. According to Sun, Merrill, and Peterson (2001), the introduction of an interference task should affect more the explicit processes than the implicit processes, the latter being more automatic. Thus, we predict that performance would be altered by in the dual-task condition only during the first phase of learning, and not during the automation phase. Furthermore, considering that the cognitive mechanisms underlying procedural learning would be different between 7- and 10-year-old children, we predicted that the impact of the dual-task would differ between the two aged-groups: the dual-task condition should affect performance in 10-year-old children but not in the 7-year-old group. Method Seventy-six children were presented with a Mirror Tracing task under single or dual-task conditions. For the Mirror Tracing task, we conformed to the procedure used in previous studies in children (Vicari et al., 2005;Prehn-Kristensen et al., 2009) and we opted for a 5 points star with the double outline of 1 cm. The instruction was to follow the contour of the figure in order to “catch” different picture without leaving the limits of the contour. There were two learning sessions; the task included 10 trials, with a short break (2 min) between trials, and a second 10 trial session was conducted after a one-week delay. In dual-task condition, participants had to perform the procedural learning task while performing at the same time the interference auditory task (which consisted to answer to questions presented continuously). Results Results showed that completion time and accuracy during the mirror tracing task improved with each successive trial in both groups: all children learned the procedural skill regardless of their age and the experimental condition. As predicted, results showed that the impact of the dual-task differed between aged-groups during the first learning phase. While 10-year-old children were significantly slower and less accurate in the dual-task condition than 10-year-old children in the single-task condition, no difference between learning conditions was revealed in the 7-year-old group. Interestingly, at the end of learning (trials 19 and 20), the interference effect had disappeared: there was no impact of the secondary task on procedural performance, whatever the age-group. Discussion In this study, we explored with a dual-task paradigm the role played by explicit mechanisms during the early and final stages of procedural learning in two age-groups (7- and 10 year-olds). During the first learning step, 10-year-old children in the single-task condition used a conscious strategy to perform the task, which permits them to reach better performance levels than 10-year-old children in the dual-task condition (which prevents them from using their controlled cognitive processes). On the contrary, no impact of the interference task was observed in 7-year-old children, who performed the mirror tracing task similarly in the single- and dual-task conditions. This result supports our hypothesis that, in the beginning of a perceptuo-motor learning task, youngest children perform the procedural task in a more implicit fashion comparatively to older children. Thus, while performance of 10-year-old children is congruent with a top-down conception of procedural learning (i.e., performance in the first learning stages would be sustained by high-level explicit mechanisms), this is not the case for youngest children whose explicit mechanisms are not yet mature. So, our results confirm that the involvement of explicit learning mechanisms is not a “necessary condition” for motor skill learning to occur, a point of view supported by the bottom-up skill learning approach which postulates that explicit declarative knowledge is not necessarily associated with procedural skill learning and that the knowledge acquired could be stored in an implicit mode from the beginning of learning (Karmiloff-Smith, 1992;Sun et al., 2001). [less ▲]

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See detailIs there a relationship between perseverations and spatial short-term memory deficits in unilateral neglect?
Wansard, Murielle ULg; Bartolomeo, Paolo; Gillet, Sophie ULg et al

in Abstract Book Belgian Brain Congress (2012, October 27)

Introduction Spatial neglect is a multicomponent syndrome characterized by an inability to orient or to respond to stimuli arising in the hemispace contralateral to a brain lesion. According to many ... [more ▼]

Introduction Spatial neglect is a multicomponent syndrome characterized by an inability to orient or to respond to stimuli arising in the hemispace contralateral to a brain lesion. According to many authors, spatial neglect can be explained by an attentional deficit, and more specifically by a lateral attentional bias towards the right (magnetic attraction) and/or difficulties in disengaging attention from items to the right side. However, attentional theories are not sufficient to explain some behaviors such as revisiting and perseverations. Recently, it has been suggested that revisiting and perseveration behaviors in visual search tasks shown in parietal neglect could be related to impairments in visuo-spatial working memory (Husain et al., 2001; Malhotra et al., 2005; Malhotra, Mannan, Driver, & Husain, 2004). This hypothesis is supported by studies (1) in which a contrast is made between cancellation tasks with and without visual control, the absence of visual feedback increasing left neglect (omissions) and repeated cancellations (perseverations) towards the ipsilesional space, and (2) in which the Corsi test is administrated in a vertical way. However, Ronchi et al. (2009) did not confirm the link between impairments in spatial short-term memory and perseverations. Indeed, these authors found no correlation between perseverations in star cancellation and spatial memory performance in the Corsi test. Nevertheless, they did not use a condition without visual feedback, which is considered as involving more spatial short-term memory than a condition with visual feedback. This methodological choice could explain the lack of relationship between short-term memory and perseverations in the Ronchi et al.’s study. The purpose of our study was to test the hypothesis of a spatial short-term memory deficit being an explanatory factor of perseverations in unilateral neglect. Methods We assessed twenty right-damaged patients suffering from left neglect. Neglect signs were evaluated with the Batterie d’Evaluation de la Négligence (BEN) (Azouvi et al., 2002). Twenty healthy older participants matched for age and sociocultural level served as controls. In order to explore the relationship between perseverations and spatial short-term memory, two different tasks were administrated: a computerized version of the Corsi test and a cancellation task. All tests were computerized and presented on a touchscreen. The subject’s spatial span corresponded to the longest sequence in which at least three out of four sequences were correctly reproduced. The cancellation task consisted of 32 “O” presented in two conditions: with (visible) and without (invisible) visual feedback. Patients were instructed to cancel out all targets only once. The number of omissions and perseverations was calculated for each participant in both conditions. Results Control participants performed better than neglect patients in the Corsi test; eleven neglect patients showed a deficit in spatial short-term memory. In the cancellation tasks, Wilcoxon matched-pairs signed ranks tests highlighted that perseverations and omissions were greater in the invisible condition for each group. In this condition, neglect patients made more omissions and perseverations (all ps <.05) than control subjects, while in the visible condition there was only a significant difference for the omissions. However, spatial short-term memory did not explain perseverations in invisible condition (R² = .17, F(1,18) = 3.66, p = .07). Discussion These findings suggest that a spatial short-term memory deficit cannot be considered as an explanatory factor for the perseveration behavior in unilateral neglect. Moreover, perseverations and omissions were greater in the invisible condition than in the visible one; therefore, the hypothesis of the magnetic attraction is not confirmed either. In the neglect patients’ group, the visual feedback decreases, and even eliminates the neglect symptoms (omissions and perseverations) compared to the invisible condition. In other words, the presence of visual feedback can help patients to explore their visual environment. We propose that, in the invisible condition, difficulties to plan a visual search could exacerbate both omissions and perseverations, leading to recursive search towards the right side of the space and thus promote failure to explore left space. However, further investigations will be necessary to confirm this hypothesis. [less ▲]

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See detailA Simplified Assessment of Ship Impact on Navigation Lock Gates
Buldgen, Loïc ULg; Le Sourne, Hervé; Rigo, Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of the fourth International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts (2012, October 26)

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See detailUndefinable or undefined? Remarks on Hjelmslev's definition strategy
Cigana, Lorenzo ULg

in Galassi, Romeo; Badir, Sémir; Cigana, Lorenzo (Eds.) et al I. Glossematica: principi e applicazioni / II. Actes du colloque "Reading the Résumé of a Theory of Language/Lire le Résumé d'une Théorie du Langage" (2012, October 26)

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See detailLung Fibrosis in dogs - News about genetic background, pathology, diagnostics and therapy
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings of 58th Annual Conference of GSAVA in Duesseldorf, Germany (2012, October 20)

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See detailPneumonia and ciliar disease - News about genetic background (i.e. Irish wolfhound), pathology, diagnostics and therapy
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings of 58th Annual Conference of GSAVA in Duesseldorf, Germany (2012, October 20)

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See detailThe three-dimensional reconstruction of the innervation pattern in the lymphoid compartment of the ovine pharyngeal tonsil highlighted a possible way of neuro-invasion by the scrapie agent.
Toppets, Vinciane ULg; Piret, Joëlle ULg; Grobet, Luc ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, ULg, Belgium, October 19, 2012 (2012, October 19)

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See detailPlacental and gastric aspartic proteinases: new insights from bovine species
Bella, Amina ULg; Beckers, Jean-François ULg; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg

in Proceedings of the 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2012, October 19)

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See detailEffect of Azawak colostrum administration on plasma protein profile in red kid
Abdoul, H; Marichatou, H; Beckers, Jean-François ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2012, October 19)

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See detailClinical aspects of alfaxalone use in rabbits. Partial results.
Tutunaru, Alexandru-Cosmin ULg; Sonea, P; Drion, Pierre ULg et al

in BCLAS, ESLAV (Ed.) Proceedings BCLAS, ESLAV & ECLAM Scientific Meeting (2012, October 15)

Alfaxalone, a synthetic neuroactive steroid, has been shown to induce smooth general anesthesia in wild and companion rabbits. The aim of the study was to test the effect of alfaxolone in experimental ... [more ▼]

Alfaxalone, a synthetic neuroactive steroid, has been shown to induce smooth general anesthesia in wild and companion rabbits. The aim of the study was to test the effect of alfaxolone in experimental rabbits without concomitant oxygen supplementation.Respiratory status was assessed by measuring the duration of the post-induction apnea, the respiratory rate, the oxygen saturation of hemoglobin in the peripheral blood (SpO2) and the end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) Cardiac function was assessed by monitoring heart rate using a pulse oximeter. The degree of anesthesia was monitored by evaluating ear and paw pinch reflex, as well as ocular signs such as nystagmus, exophtalmia and the loss of palpebral and corneal reflexes. [less ▲]

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See detailLe mineur en droit médical
Nottet, Aurélie ULg

in Genicot, Gilles (Ed.) Nouveaux dialogues en droit médical (2012, October 12)

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See detailEncres anciennes: l'encre ferro-gallique
Wymeersch, Noémie; Bouchat, Isabelle; Henry, Lauric et al

in L'analyse chimique, outil des experts (2012, October 11)

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See detailGabriel package: software for education and research
Olive, Gilles ULg

in L'analyse chimique, outil des experts (2012, October 11)

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See detailAnalyse de l'eau du Poncia (Gembloux)
Warzée, Sébastien; Iseux, Julien; Guyon, Jérémie et al

in L'analyse chimique, outil des experts (2012, October 11)

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See detailInland intermodal freight transport modelling
Carreira, Joana; Santos, Bruno; Limbourg, Sabine ULg

in ETC Proceedings (2012, October 10)

The demand for goods has grown in the past decades, in such a way that today freight transport has become essential for the support of modern economies. The search for a competitive freight transport ... [more ▼]

The demand for goods has grown in the past decades, in such a way that today freight transport has become essential for the support of modern economies. The search for a competitive freight transport system, able to cope with the growing freight flows, has lead in the last decades to large investments in intermodal transport options, mainly in Europe and North America. Intermodal freight transport is the movement of goods done with the same loading unit (or vehicle) by successive modes of transport, without handling the goods themselves when changing the modes. This paper focus on inland intermodal freight transport, in particular, on the rail?truck transport of cargo containers in Belgium. The work aims to discuss the strategic decision of locating the rail-truck intermodal terminals in Belgium, in which freight can change between modes, while tacking into account the containerized cargo flows between the seaports of Belgium (Antwerp, Zeebruge, Ghent, and Ostend), the main generation centres in Belgium, and the generation centres at the border regions of neighbouring countries. The competitiveness of rail-truck networks in comparison of truck-only is discussed, in particular, for a relative small country as Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailPrincipal Static Wind Loads on a large roof structure
Blaise, Nicolas ULg; Hamra, Lotfi ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the 12th ANIV conference of wind engineering In Vento (2012, October 07)

Usually, structural wind design is realized using static wind loads. Such loadings are expected, as a main property, to recover by static analyses, the envelope values that would be obtained by a formal ... [more ▼]

Usually, structural wind design is realized using static wind loads. Such loadings are expected, as a main property, to recover by static analyses, the envelope values that would be obtained by a formal buffeting analysis. For simple structures, equivalent static wind loads might be used but they are established in order to reproduce envelope values of specific structural responses and are thus not suitable to reconstruct efficiently the entire envelope. Recently, more general methods were derived to propose global static loadings that reconstruct the entire envelope but several drawbacks remained as their robust applicability for any structure and accuracy. This paper addresses a new type of static loadings, the principal static wind loads, derived in a strict mathematical way, the singular value decomposition, to make it optimum for the envelope reconstruction problem. The method is illustrated with a large roof and the reconstruction accuracy is analysed by studying the rate of envelope reconstruction, envelope previously obtained by a rigourous stochastic analysis. The way principal loadings are derived makes them suitable for combinations in order to increase the rate of the envelope reconstruction. As a major outcome, the method provides a finite number of design load cases that matches a desired level of accuracy in the envelope reconstruction. [less ▲]

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See detailL’argumentation par le pathos dans la métaphore. Analyse énonciative d’un phénomène dialogique.
Goin, Emilie ULg

in Colloque international « Langage et analogie. Figement. Argumentation. »: Sfax/Tozeur 4-5 octobre 2012 (2012, October 05)

En nous plaçant dans la perspective de la linguistique pragma-énonciative et de l’analyse du discours, nous envisagerons le rôle argumentatif de la dimension pathémique de la métaphore (souvent liée à la ... [more ▼]

En nous plaçant dans la perspective de la linguistique pragma-énonciative et de l’analyse du discours, nous envisagerons le rôle argumentatif de la dimension pathémique de la métaphore (souvent liée à la dimension idéologique). Nous verrons comment cette argumentation est déterminée par deux phénomènes, qui relèvent, chacun à leur manière, de l’hétérogénéité énonciative : d’une part la mobilisation d’une série de lieux communs inducteurs d’émotion et d’autre part l’identification de la source énonciative de la métaphore, celle-ci pouvant être plus ou moins assumée ou déléguée, avec des cas d’indétermination où les points de vue se superposent. [less ▲]

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See detailNew construction or renovation in Belgium: Setting the net and nearly zero energy building target in perspective
Attia, Shady ULg

in PassiveHouse 2012 Conference Proceedings (2012, October 05)

The recast of the European Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy’ buildings (nZEB) by 2020, including existing buildings undergoing major ... [more ▼]

The recast of the European Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires all new buildings to be “nearly zero energy’ buildings (nZEB) by 2020, including existing buildings undergoing major renovations. The revised Energy Performance in Buildings Directive calls governments to meet the nearly zero energy targets by 2020. Governments must adopt and publish regulations and procedures for the other requirements mainly the cost optimal calculation by July 2012. Many elements of the EPBD recast pertain to new buildings. Unfortunately, the recast does not set targets for improving existing buildings and non-legislative measures are required to address how to achieve a greater share of renovation. Therefore, this paper aims to identify the share of the newly constructed buildings by 2020 in Belgium. The objective is to put the nearly zero energy targets in a wider perspective in relation to the existing building stock. The paper investigates some future scenarios for the national buildings stock growth rate, coupled with demographic growth by 2050. The study’s results indicate that newly constructed building will be less than 7% by 2020 and less than 15% by 2050 in Belgium. Thus by not addressing the potential for energy renovations in the building sector the EPBD is avoiding the larger problem. [less ▲]

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See detailPrototyping of a Phase Change Material Heat Storage Device
Collette, Jean-Paul; Rochus, Pierre ULg; Peyrou-Lauga, Romain et al

in Proceedings of the 63rd International Astronautical Congress 1-5 Octobre 2012 (2012, October 05)

A new concept of Phase Change Materials (PCM) device has recently been developed to improve the thermal control of spacecraft. Two Phase Change Material candidates have been selected after extensive ... [more ▼]

A new concept of Phase Change Materials (PCM) device has recently been developed to improve the thermal control of spacecraft. Two Phase Change Material candidates have been selected after extensive testing of a set of available materials. Special attention has been paid to the hysteresis and ageing. In the design of the container, the thermal expansion of the PCM is a critical parameter that has been taken into consideration by two competing technologies. These designs have been tested: a prototype of PCM heat storage device has been effectively manufactured and tested under vacuum environment. 1D and 2D mathematical models have been developed. Conclusions are drawn to promote the use of PCM Heat Storage device in various space missions. [less ▲]

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See detailPerformance of Solmacs, a High PV Solar Concentrator With Efficient Optics
Thibert, Tanguy ULg; Hellin, Marie-Laure ULg; Loicq, Jerôme ULg et al

in AIP Conference Proceedings, , Volume 1477 (2012, October 05)

A new solar panel with high concentration photovoltaic technology (x700) has been designed, prototyped and tested in the SOLMACS project. The quality of concentrating optics is a key factor for high ... [more ▼]

A new solar panel with high concentration photovoltaic technology (x700) has been designed, prototyped and tested in the SOLMACS project. The quality of concentrating optics is a key factor for high module efficiency. Therefore new dedicated PMMA Fresnel lenses were studied and produced by injection molding. Lens design, material and production process were optimized to achieve a high optical yield of 86%. Thorough lens performance assessment in optical laboratory was completed with lifetime UV aging tests. Another important aspect is the thermal control of the hot spot created under the solar cell that receives the concentrated flux of 700 Suns. A dedicated heat spreader was developed to achieve passive thermal control with minimum mass and cost. This was supported by thermal models and tests at both cell and module level. 35% triple junction cells were implemented in the module. Micro-assembly technologies were used for the cell packaging and electrical connections. In support to the research, a continuous solar simulator was designed and built to assess the system performance, both at component and module level. The concentrator developments were integrated in a prototype and tested both indoor with the simulator and outdoor on the CSL solar test platform. The overall efficiency of the PV concentrator module is 28.5%. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Methods for Comparing CFD Results to Experimental Measurements
Andrianne, Thomas ULg; Guissart, Amandine ULg; Terrapon, Vincent ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 5th Symposium on Integrating CFD and Experiments in Aerodynamics (Integration 2012) (2012, October 03)

This work presents a method for quantitative comparison of numerical results to experimental measurements. It is based on the concept of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. This technique is selected in ... [more ▼]

This work presents a method for quantitative comparison of numerical results to experimental measurements. It is based on the concept of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. This technique is selected in order to compare the unsteady aerodynamic flows around static and oscillating bodies obtained from wind tunnel testing and numerical simulations. Two dimensional Time-resolved Particle Image Velocimetry measurements are carried out on the upper surface a 4:1 rectangular cylinder. Simulations are performed using unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes and an unsteady Discrete Vortex Method. It is demonstrated that the proposed technique is a good preliminary step for comparing the main characteristics of unsteady aerodynamic data. [less ▲]

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See detailGene expression profiles in canine idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Krafft, Emilie ULg; Heikkilä, H.P.; Peters, I. et al

in Proceedings of 17th International consortium on lung and airways fibrosis (2012, October 01)

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See detailUltraviolet Auroral Pulsations on Saturn from Cassini UVIS
Pryor, Wayne R.; Esposito, L. W.; Jouchoux, A. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2012, October 01)

Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) observations of Saturn were obtained on 2009 days 278-280 with the UVIS long slit aligned east-west along the northern auroral oval. Bright quasi-periodic ... [more ▼]

Cassini Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (UVIS) observations of Saturn were obtained on 2009 days 278-280 with the UVIS long slit aligned east-west along the northern auroral oval. Bright quasi-periodic localized bursts of UV emission were often observed with 1 hour spacing that slowly moved sub-corotationally along the main auroral arc. We will report on an apparent correlation of the bursts with the locations of Saturn's moons, and a search for other such examples. We will also compare the UVIS results with simultaneous Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) auroral images. [less ▲]

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See detailSpitzer Transits Of The Super-Earth Gj1214b And Implications For Its Atmosphere
Fraine, Jonathan D.; Deming, D.; Gillon, Michaël ULg et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2012, October 01)

We observed the transiting super-Earth exoplanet GJ1214b using Warm Spitzer at 4.5 μm wavelength during a 20-day quasi-continuous sequence in May 2011. The goals of our long observation were to accurately ... [more ▼]

We observed the transiting super-Earth exoplanet GJ1214b using Warm Spitzer at 4.5 μm wavelength during a 20-day quasi-continuous sequence in May 2011. The goals of our long observation were to accurately define the infrared transit radius of this nearby super-Earth, to search for the secondary eclipse, and to search for other transiting planets in the habitable zone of GJ1214. We here report results from the transit monitoring of GJ1214b, including a re-analysis of previous transit observations by Desert et al. (2011). In total, we analyze 14 transits of GJ1214b at 4.5 μm, 3 transits at 3.6 μm, and 7 new ground-based transits in the I+z band. Our new Spitzer data by themselves eliminate cloudless solar composition atmospheres for GJ1214b, and methane-rich models from Howe & Burrows (2012). Using our new Spitzer measurements to anchor the observed transit radii of GJ1214b at long wavelengths, and adding new measurements in I+z, we evaluate models from Benneke & Seager (2012) and Howe & Burrows (2012) using a χ2 analysis. We find that the best-fit model exhibits an increase in transit radius at short wavelength due to Rayleigh scattering. Pure water atmospheres are also possible. However, a flat line (no atmosphere detected) remains among the best of the statistically acceptable models, and better than pure water atmospheres. We explore the effect of systematic differences among results from different observational groups, and we find that the flat line model is the least sensitive to systematic error. [less ▲]

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See detailCharon's Size And Orbit From Double Stellar Occultations
Sicardy, Bruno; Braga-Ribas, F.; Widemann, T. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2012, October 01)

Stellar occultations of a same star by both Pluto and Charon (double events) yield instantaneous relative positions of the two bodies projected in the plane of the sky, at 10km-level accuracy. Assuming a ... [more ▼]

Stellar occultations of a same star by both Pluto and Charon (double events) yield instantaneous relative positions of the two bodies projected in the plane of the sky, at 10km-level accuracy. Assuming a given pole orientation for Charon's orbit, double events provide the satellite plutocentric distance r at a given orbital longitude L (counted from the ascending node on J2000 mean equator), and finally, constraints on its orbit. A double event observed on 22 June 2008 provides r=19,564+/-14 km at L=153.483+/-0.071 deg. (Sicardy et al. 2011), while another double event observed on 4 June 2011 yields: r=19,586+/-15 km at L = 343.211+/-0.072 deg. (all error bars at 1-sigma level). These two positions are consistent with a circular orbit for Charon, with a semi-major axis of a=19,575+\-10 km. This can be compared to the circular orbit found by Buie et al. (2012), based on Hubble Space Telescope data, with a=19,573+/-2 km. The 4 June 2011 stellar occultation provides 3 chords across Charon, from which a radius of Rc= 602.4+/-1.6 km is derived. This value can be compared to that obtained from the 11 July 2005 occultation: Rc= 606.0+/-1.5 km (Person et al. 2006) and Rc= 603.6+/-1.4 km (Sicardy et al. 2006). A third double event, observed on 23 June 2011 is under ongoing analysis, and will be presented. Buie et al. (2012), AJ 144, 15-34 (2012) Person et al, AJ 132, 1575-1580 (2006) Sicardy et al., Nature 439, 52-54 (2006) Sicardy et al., AJ 141, 67-83 (2011) B.S. thanks ANR "Beyond Neptune II". L.A.Y. acknowledges support by NASA, New Horizons and National Geographic grants. We thank B. Barnard, M.J. Brucker, J. Daily, C. Erikson, W. Fukunaga, C. Harlinten, C. Livermore, C. Nance, J.R. Regester, L. Salas, P. Tamblyn, R. Westhoff for help in the observations. [less ▲]

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See detailStellar Occultations by Large TNOs on 2012: The February 3rd by (208996) 2003 AZ84, and the February 17th by (50000) Quaoar
Braga Ribas, Felipe; Sicardy, B.; Ortiz, J. L. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2012, October 01)

On February 2012, two stellar occultation's by large Trans-neptunian Objects (TNO's) were observed by our group. On the 3rd, an event by (208996) 2003 AZ84 was recorded from Mont Abu Observatory and IUCAA ... [more ▼]

On February 2012, two stellar occultation's by large Trans-neptunian Objects (TNO's) were observed by our group. On the 3rd, an event by (208996) 2003 AZ84 was recorded from Mont Abu Observatory and IUCAA Girawali Observatory in India and from Weizmann Observatory in Israel. On the 17th, a stellar occultation by (50000) Quaoar was observed from south France and Switzerland. Both occultations are the second observed by our group for each object, and will be used to improve the results obtained on the previous events. The occultation by 2003 AZ84 is the first multi-chord event recorded for this object. From the single chord event on January 8th 2011, Braga-Ribas et al. 2011 obtained a lower limit of 573 +/- 21 km. From the 2012 occultation the longest chord has a size of 662 +/- 50 km. The other chords will permit to determine the size and shape of the TNO, and derive other physical parameters, such as the geometric albedo. The Quaoar occultation was observed from south of France (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, TAROT telescope and Valensole) and from Gnosca, Switzerland. Unfortunately, all three sites in France are almost at the same Quaoar's latitude, so in practice, we have two chords that can be used to fit Quaoar's limb. The resulting fit will be compared with the results obtained by Braga-Ribas et al. 2011. Braga-Ribas F., Sicardy B., et al. 2011, EPSC-DPS2011, 1060.Ribas F., Sicardy B., et al. 2011, EPSC-DPS2011, 1060. [less ▲]

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See detailLes spécificités de la gestion d'une maison de luxe : vers une modélisation atemporelle de la performance
Riguelle, France ULg; Van Caillie, Didier ULg

in AIREPME (Ed.) Actes du CIFEPME 2012 (2012, October)

Le but ultime de la présente recherche est de modéliser la performance des maisons de luxe de manière transversale (nous décidons de ne pas privilégier l’approche marketing comme une grande partie de la ... [more ▼]

Le but ultime de la présente recherche est de modéliser la performance des maisons de luxe de manière transversale (nous décidons de ne pas privilégier l’approche marketing comme une grande partie de la littérature dédiée à la gestion des métiers du luxe) et atemporelle. Nous proposons d’organiser, au travers du Prime de la Performance (Neely, Adams et Kennerley, 2002), les FCS dont la mise en œuvre permet d’atteindre la performance globale. Cette recherche constitue donc un premier pas vers une modélisation de la performance de la maison de luxe. [less ▲]

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See detailConcept of a mobile automatic milking system and first results at grazing
Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg

in Proceedings 2nd meeting EGF Working Group Grazing - Innovation in grazing (2012, October)

In Europe, farmers have to manage larger herds but, at the same time, want to have a normal social life. So, the automatic milking system (AMS) can bring solutions. This technology implies in most cases ... [more ▼]

In Europe, farmers have to manage larger herds but, at the same time, want to have a normal social life. So, the automatic milking system (AMS) can bring solutions. This technology implies in most cases, the cessation of grazing although grazing is appreciated by the consumers who consider it to be a natural practice. At the experimental farm of the University of Liege, the concept of a mobile milking robot has been developed with a private company. The prototype is used indoors during the winter season and is moved outdoors during the grazing season in pastures romote from the farm. [less ▲]

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See detailPolicy search in a space of simple closed-form formulas: towards interpretability of reinforcement learning
Maes, Francis ULg; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg et al

in Discovery Science 15th International Conference, DS 2012, Lyon, France, October 29-31, 2012. Proceedings (2012, October)

In this paper, we address the problem of computing interpretable solutions to reinforcement learning (RL) problems. To this end, we propose a search algorithm over a space of simple losed-form formulas ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we address the problem of computing interpretable solutions to reinforcement learning (RL) problems. To this end, we propose a search algorithm over a space of simple losed-form formulas that are used to rank actions. We formalize the search for a high-performance policy as a multi-armed bandit problem where each arm corresponds to a candidate policy canonically represented by its shortest formula-based representation. Experiments, conducted on standard benchmarks, show that this approach manages to determine both efficient and interpretable solutions. [less ▲]

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See detailMODELING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN JUMP HEIGHT, GROUND CONTACT TIME, REACTIVITY AND STIFFNESS
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Apolloni, Jérémy; Harris, Nigel et al

in Abstract book of 8th International Conference on Strength Training (2012, October)

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See detailUne infiltration de plasma riche en plaquettes (PRP) améliore les symptômes des tendinopathies patellaires supérieures
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Rodriguez de la Cruz, Carlos ULg et al

in 5ème Congrès Commun SFMES & SFTS (2012, October)

Introduction : Le plasma riche en plaquettes (PRP) aurait des effets bénéfiques sur les symptômes des tendinopathies grâce à la libération locale de leurs nombreux facteurs de croissance. Le but de cette ... [more ▼]

Introduction : Le plasma riche en plaquettes (PRP) aurait des effets bénéfiques sur les symptômes des tendinopathies grâce à la libération locale de leurs nombreux facteurs de croissance. Le but de cette étude est d’évaluer les résultats d’une injection de PRP sur la symptomatologie des patients présentant une tendinopathie patellaire supérieure. Matériels et Méthodes : Vingt patients atteints d’une tendinopathie patellaire supérieure, rebelle aux traitements conservateurs classiques depuis au moins 3 mois, ont bénéficié d’une évaluation du statut algo-fonctionnel (EVA, algomètre de pression, VISA-P et IKDC) et des performances physqiues (isocinétique et optojump), ainsi que d’un bilan d’imagerie (échographie et IRM). Ces analyses ont été réalisées en pré-injection ainsi qu’aux 6èmeet 12èmesemaines post-injection. Le test isocinétique évaluait la force des quadriceps et des ischios-jambiers des deux membres suivant différentes modalités (C60°/sec, C240°/sec et E30°/sec). Le test Optojump évaluait la détente et la puissance musculaire par la mesure de la hauteur de saut via deux modalités («Counter Movement Jump » et « Drop Jump »). Le PRP est obtenue à l’aide d’une machine d’aphérèse (COM.TEC, Fresenius-Kabi), permettant d’obtenir une concentration plaquettaire reproductible d’un patient à l’autre, en l’absence quasi totale de globules rouges et blancs. L’infiltration intratendineuse de PRP (6mL) est réalisé à la pointe de la rotule in loco dolenti sans anesthésie locale. Résultats : Les résultats de notre expérimentation démontrent qu’une seule injection locale de PRP accompagnée d’un programme de rééducation excentrique améliore significativement la cicatrisation du tendon patellaire au niveau du score EVA, de l’algomètre de pression, des scores VISA-P et IKDC. Lors du test isocinétique, seuls l’augmentation du MFM des ischios jambiers en C240°/sec, de la différence bilatérale des ischios jambiers en C60°/sec ainsi que de l’EVA en E30°/sec était significative. Les résultats optojump en terme de détente et puissance musculaire ne montrent pas d’amélioration des performances. Néanmoins, l’EVA du « Counter Movement Jump » se voit significativement diminuée après l’infiltration. Enfin, les résultats de l’imagerie (échographie et IRM) ne démontrent pas de modification significative du tendon. Conclusions : L’injection locale de PRP dans le cadre de tendinopathies patellaires supérieure permet une diminution de la symptomatologie douloureuse à 6 semaines, se poursuivant à 12 semaines. La performance fonctionnelle et l’imageries, quant à elles, ne sont pas modifiées. [less ▲]

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See detailExcavation damaged zone modelling in claystone with coupled second gradient model
Collin, Frédéric ULg; Pardoen, Benoît ULg

in Yang (Ed.) Constitutive modeling of Geomaterials, Advances and applications (2012, October)

Galleries excavation leads to damage and significant properties changes of the host rock. The fracture structure of the excavation damaged zone created around the galleries remains nowadays a major issue ... [more ▼]

Galleries excavation leads to damage and significant properties changes of the host rock. The fracture structure of the excavation damaged zone created around the galleries remains nowadays a major issue especially in the context of underground storage. In order to correctly model the strain localisation, the second gradient local model (regularization method) is used within a hydro-mechanical modelling of a gallery excavation. The numerical results provide information about the strain localisation bands pattern. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiwavelength Observations of Gamma-ray Binary Candidates
McSwain, M.V.; Chernyakova, M.; Malishev, D. et al

in 2012 Fermi Symposium proceedings - eConf C121028 (2012, October)

There are currently only six known high mass X-­‐ray binaries (HMXBs) that also exhibit MeV, GeV, and/or TeV emission ("gamma-­‐ray binaries"). Expanding the sample of gamma-­‐ray binaries and identifying ... [more ▼]

There are currently only six known high mass X-­‐ray binaries (HMXBs) that also exhibit MeV, GeV, and/or TeV emission ("gamma-­‐ray binaries"). Expanding the sample of gamma-­‐ray binaries and identifying unknown Fermi sources are currently of great interest to the community. Based upon their positional coincidence with the unidentified Fermi sources 1FGL J1127.7-­‐6244c and 1FGL J1808.5-­‐1954c, the Be stars HD 99771 and HD 165783 have been proposed as gamma-­‐ray binary candidates. During Fermi Cycle 4, we have performed multiwavelength observations of these sources using XMM-­‐Newton and the CTIO 1.5m telescope. We do not confirm high energy emission from the Be stars. Here we examine other X-­‐ray sources in the X-­‐ray sources in the field of view that are potential counterparts to the Fermi sources. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial Pituitary Syndromes
Beckers, Albert ULg

in 12th ESE PostGraduate Course in Clinical Endocrinology - Abstract book (2012, October)

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See detailEpidemiology and genetics of FIPA
Beckers, Albert ULg

in 15th annual Canadian Society of Endocrinology and metabolism - Abstract book (2012, October)

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See detailParenteral nutrition in premature infants, is there a place for a standardized industrialized parenteral nutrition solution
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 4th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (2012, October)

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See detailAnalyse préalable à une infrastructure de données au Maroc
Ibannain, Fatiha; Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg

in Billen, Roland; Binard, Marc; Hallot, Pierre (Eds.) et al Actes de la conférence internationale de Géomatique et Analyse Spatiale 2012 (2012, October)

In this paper, we discuss ways of promoting a spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Further considerations regulating the organizational infrastructure, the development of tools and models taking into ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we discuss ways of promoting a spatial data infrastructure (SDI). Further considerations regulating the organizational infrastructure, the development of tools and models taking into account the diversity of actors is inevitable to achieve the objectives of an SDI. Our study focused on the technical prerequisites for the establishment of an SDI in Morocco. An ontological approach to the reference spatial data has facilitated the definition of object types when cataloging reference entities, as well the concepts used in conceptual modeling. A feature catalog complying with ISO 19110 is developed using the principles of this ontology illustrating the independence and complementarity of object types, their adaptability to specific application domains and their inheritance. This approach allows establishing a reference model, that is to say a base structure which can be adapted to a wide range of applications. Developments of this work aim to sensitize policy makers about the introduction of an SDI in Morocco. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial Isolated Pituitary Adenomas
Beckers, Albert ULg

in Syllabus : Canadian Diabetes association : Professional Conference and Annual Meetings (2012, October)

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See detailOptimizing Early Nutritional Support Based on Recent Recommendations in VLBW Infants.
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 4th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (2012, October)

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See detailForce musculaire isocinétique du couple quadriceps / ischio-jambiers des joueurs de rugby professionnels
Julia, Marc; Pereira, B.; Morand, D. et al

in Résumés des communications orales SFTS (2012, October)

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See detailPotential for application of alkali roast acid leach technology for removal of phosphorus from iron ore
Ionkov, Krassimir ULg; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg; Bastin, David ULg et al

in Proceedings of 6-th International Congress on the Science and Technology of Ironmaking ICSTI (2012, October)

The present study deals with the effect of sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate used as additives during oxidizing roasting of oolitic limonite iron concentrate and more precisely upon the change in its ... [more ▼]

The present study deals with the effect of sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate used as additives during oxidizing roasting of oolitic limonite iron concentrate and more precisely upon the change in its magnetic susceptibility. Further, the efficiency of Alkali Roast Acid Leach (ARAL) technology for dephosphorisation of the concentrate is compared with the case when sodium hydroxide was added in alkali leach after roasting. The treatment without additives in roasting resulted in obtaining iron concentrate with 58 % iron and 0.21 % phosphorus, while the ARAL approach yielded concentrate with 63 % iron and 0.09 % phosphorus. The influence of combination of coke as reducing agent and sodium hydroxide in roasting at 900°C is also investigated and results displayed in 3D form. The combination of ARAL with reductive roasting, grinding of the clinker to 80 % - 0,075 mm, flotation of the non-reacted coke and magnetic separation before and after the acid leach resulted in iron concentrate with 66 % iron and 0.05 % phosphorus. The study has shown that the application of the ARAL approach with low addition of alkalis followed by 10 to 15 minute acid leaching at ambient temperature could substantially reduce phosphorus, thus offering the possibility for efficient treatment of high phosphorus iron ores. [less ▲]

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See detail1RM PREDICTION AND LOAD-VELOCITY RELATIONSHIP
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Cronin, John; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Abstract book of 8th International Conference on Strength Training (2012, October)

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See detailSimulation-assisted evaluation of potential energy savings: Application to an administrative building in France
Randaxhe, François ULg; Bertagnolio, Stéphane ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg

in Randaxhe, François; Bertagnolio, Stéphane; Lemort, Vincent (Eds.) International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations ICEBO 2012 at Manchester, October 23-26, 2012 (2012, October)

The case study presented here falls within a project of feasibility studies to improve the energy efficiency, the carbon footprint and the environmental impacts of several administrative buildings in ... [more ▼]

The case study presented here falls within a project of feasibility studies to improve the energy efficiency, the carbon footprint and the environmental impacts of several administrative buildings in France. The first part of the paper briefly presents the data obtained during a classical audit and inspection procedure: the description of the building in term of design, the HVAC system characteristics, the occupancy and operating profiles and the control strategy applied. The second part of the paper gives the first results obtained using an evidence-based calibrated building energy simulation model to analyze the actual building global consumption but also analyze the local consumptions (heat pumps, air handling units, terminal units, lightings, pumps,...). The last part of the paper then demonstrates the possibilities given by the building energy simulation model to evaluate potential energy saving scenarios through different examples. The advantages and drawbacks of the applied methods and tools are also discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailTendinopathies et plasma riche en plaquettes : applications cliniques
Kaux, Jean-François ULg

in 5ème Congrès Commun SFMES & SFTS (2012, October)

Les lésions tendineuses représentent au sein d’une population sportive ou de travailleurs de force une proportion élevée des lésions de surcharge. Leur incidence atteint 30% des pathologies musculo ... [more ▼]

Les lésions tendineuses représentent au sein d’une population sportive ou de travailleurs de force une proportion élevée des lésions de surcharge. Leur incidence atteint 30% des pathologies musculo-squelettiques ; la douleur limite régulièrement les capacités fonctionnelles et athlétiques (1). Actuellement, ces tendinopathies demeurent un défi thérapeutique car certaines évoluent selon un mode désespérément chronique en raison de leur caractère rebelle aux différentes thérapeutiques conservatrices classiques (anti-inflammatoires, rééducation, ondes de choc...). Les infiltrations de plasma riche en plaquettes (PRP) pourraient représenter une alternative espoir thérapeutique suite aux résultats de diverses expérimentations in vitro et animales (2). Les résultats favorables relatés par les médias sportifs contrastent parfois singulièrement avec les études cliniques. Le PRP ne figure plus sur la liste des produits dopants depuis janvier 2011 (www.wada-ama.org) contrairement aux produits sanguins labiles (3).Cette revue actualise le traitement des lésions tendineuses (épicondylite, tendinopathies de coiffe, patellaire et calcanéenne) ainsi que les fasciites plantaires par plasma riche en plaquettes (3). Etant donné le caractère récent de ce traitement dans le domaine médico-sportif, les études cliniques réalisées à ce jour n’ont pas confirmé les effets bénéfiques obtenus in vitro. Certaines études démontrent une amélioration de la symptomatologie suite au traitement par PRP, mais d’autres études apparaissent contradictoires. Cependant, il est communément admis qu’après l’infiltration, une (auto-)rééducation excentrique sous-maximale progressive améliore la qualité de la cicatrisation tendineuse. Le PRP initie un processus cicatriciel, secondairement développé par le vecteur des forces excentriques (4). L’avenir du PRP nécessite une standardisation de la procédure de recueillement permettant d’éviter la collecte des globules rouges et blancs pouvant être délétères au processus cicatriciel (chaque technique produit un PRP différent (5)), ainsi que la réalisation de protocoles standardisés permettant de comparer les futurs travaux. De plus, le type de tendon exercerait-il un effet sur la réponse de guérison ? Celle-ci serait-elle différente entre certains tendons volumineux (calcanéen, patellaire) et les autres (épicondyliens, coiffe des rotateurs...) ? Références: Kaux et al. Current opinion on tendinopathy. Journal of Sports Sciences and Medicine, 2011; 10:238-253. Kaux et al. Effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on the healing of Achilles tendons of rats. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2012 ; 5: 748-756. Smets et al. Applications cliniques du plasma riche en plaquettes (PRP) dans les lésions tendineuses : revue de la littérature. Science & Sport, 2012; 27:141-153 Kaux et al. Eccentric training improves tendon biomechanical properties: a rat model. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2012; DOI: 10.1002/jor.22202 Kaux et al. Etude comparative de cinq techniques de préparation plaquettaire (platelet-rich plasma). Pathologie-Biologie, 2011; 59: 157-160. Plus de références sur orbi.ulg.ac.be [less ▲]

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See detailPoly-SiGe-based MEMS Xylophone Bar Magnetometer
Rochus, Véronique; Jansen, R.; Tilmans, H. A. C. et al

in IEEE SENSORS 2012 (2012, October)

This paper presents the design, fabrication and preliminary characterization of highly sensitive MEMS-based Xylophone Bar Magnetometers (XBMs) realized in imec’s poly-SiGe MEMS technology. Key for our ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the design, fabrication and preliminary characterization of highly sensitive MEMS-based Xylophone Bar Magnetometers (XBMs) realized in imec’s poly-SiGe MEMS technology. Key for our Lorentz force driven capacitively sensed resonant sensor are the combination of reasonably high Q-factor and conductivity of imec’s poly-SiGe, our optimized multiphysics sensor design targeting the maximization of the Q-factor in a wide temperature range as well as our proprietary monolithic above-CMOS integration and packaging schemes. Prototypes 3-axis devices were fabricated and characterized. We present optical vibrometer and electrical S-parameter measurements of XBMs performed in vacuum with a reference magnet at increasing sensor separation. The optical oscillation amplitude is well correlated with the magnetic field amplitude. The electrical 2-port measurements, 1st port as Lorentz force actuator and 2nd port as capacitive sensor, also reproduces the designed magnetic field dependence. This opens the way towards the on-chip integration of small footprint extremely sensitive magnetometers. [less ▲]

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See detailLos relatos secantes de José Muñoz y Carlos Sampayo / Les Récits sécants de José Muñoz et Carlos Sampayo
Dejasse, Erwin ULg

in Vazquez, Laura (Ed.) Actas del Segundo Congreso Internacional Viñetas Serias: narrativas gráficas: lenguajes entre el arte y el mercado (2012, September 26)

The comics of Muñoz and Sampayo are full of strange characters who surprise by their enigmatic appearance but do not seem to play a particular role in the overall framework of the story. This essay ... [more ▼]

The comics of Muñoz and Sampayo are full of strange characters who surprise by their enigmatic appearance but do not seem to play a particular role in the overall framework of the story. This essay attempts to determine their nature, how they are articulated within the web formed by all the panels and to analyze how they make sense within the context of the oeuvre in its entirety. [less ▲]

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See detailThe applications of biodegradable polymers for drug delivery and tissue engineering
Grandfils, Christian ULg

in Smart nanocomposite scaffold for tissue engineering (2012, September 25)

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See detailThe Giant Raman Scattering Platforms on the Basis of Core-Shell Miscrostructures Containing Astralene Nanoparticles and Their Application for Detection of Bioactive Molecules
Stetciura, I.Y.; Markin, A.V.; Ponomarev, A.N. et al

in Proceeding of XVI International School for Junior Scientists and Students on Optics, Laser Physics & Biophotonics (2012, September 25)

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See detailThe applications of biodegradable polymers for drug delivery and tissue engineering
Grandfils, Christian ULg

in Proceeding XVI International School for Junior Scientists and Students on Optics, Laser Physics & Biophotonics (2012, September 25)

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See detailChromatic mutations in suburban areas
Nguyen, Ngoc Luan ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Lee, Tien-Rien; Shyu, James (Eds.) AIC 2012 Interim Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC). In Color We Live: Color and Environment. Book of Abstracts (2012, September 22)

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See detailDamping identification of linear dynamic systems using Common-base Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
Andrianne, Thomas ULg; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of ISMA2012 (2012, September 19)

This paper presents a novel identification technique of the modal damping of linear systems. It is based on the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) of the free response of the system and extended to the ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a novel identification technique of the modal damping of linear systems. It is based on the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) of the free response of the system and extended to the Common-base POD (CPOD) approach. Different initial conditions are applied to the system and the corresponding free responses are considered simultaneously. The CPOD technique leads to a unique vector basis which is likely to contain more information about the dynamics of the system than a vector basis obtained by the classic POD technique, based on one set of initial conditions only. The ability of the technique to estimate the modal damping is demonstrated on a simulated mass-spring-damper system and an experimental system. Good agreement is shown between the damping estimates of the CPOD technique and the ones of the LSCF technique. The advantage and limitations of the present technique are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailFostering reflective practice with mobile technologies
Tabuenca, B; Verpoorten, Dominique ULg; Ternier, S et al

in Moore, A; Pammer, V; Pannese, L (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Technology Enhanced Learning (2012, September 18)

During two school days and two days off, 37 secondary school pupils were offered a daily reflection and reporting exercise about how they learnt in the day (intensity and channels). This experiment had ... [more ▼]

During two school days and two days off, 37 secondary school pupils were offered a daily reflection and reporting exercise about how they learnt in the day (intensity and channels). This experiment had two purposes: (a) to assess the extent to which the mobile phone can be used as an instrument to develop awareness about learning, and (b) to explore how young people attend to their identity as learners when they are prompted to reflect on this theme. Results suggest that students accepted to answer questions about learning on own mobile appliances and outside school hours. The study also provides indications that getting aware of and reflecting about their identity as learners is not a common and/or understood practice for the participants. [less ▲]

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See detailAdaptive bilateral filtering for range images
Lejeune, Antoine ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg; Verly, Jacques ULg

in URSI Benelux Forum 2012 (2012, September 14)

We propose an improvement for range images of the standard bilateral filter consisting in adapting it locally to the distribution of the range noise at each pixel.

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See detailSimplified design method for slim floor beams exposed to fire
Cajot, Louis-Guy; Gallois, Louis; Debruyckere, Rik et al

in Proceedings of NSCC2012 (2012, September 07)

One of the most important advantages of using the slim or integrated floor beams (SFB and IFB supporting full concrete slab, precast units or steel deck composite slab) is a significant fire resistance ... [more ▼]

One of the most important advantages of using the slim or integrated floor beams (SFB and IFB supporting full concrete slab, precast units or steel deck composite slab) is a significant fire resistance. However, despite of its common use in construction, no specific simplified calculation methods for the fire resistance of IFB and SFB exist in the Eurocode. This study, based on existing calculation rules of Eurocode 4, a parametrical study using soft-ware SAFIR and fire tests results, define a set of formulas to determine the thermal field and to deduce the mechanical resistance from classical plastic design. [less ▲]

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See detail“Dinanzi al morire e attaccamento: stili di attaccamento, qualità del supporto emotivo e alleanza col medico nella fase terminale della malattia oncologica
Calvo, Vincenzo; Marinelli, Sara; Mania, Adriana et al

in International congres Before dying: Interdisciplinary intervention from research to palliative intervention, Padova 6-7-8 september 2012 (2012, September 06)

We tested the hypothesis that security of attachment may act as protective factor for psychological distress in hospice patients with cancer in the terminal phase. We hypothesized that security of ... [more ▼]

We tested the hypothesis that security of attachment may act as protective factor for psychological distress in hospice patients with cancer in the terminal phase. We hypothesized that security of attachments may influence positively both the emotional support provided by the caregiver and the quality of the working alliance with physicians. 37 hospice patients with advanced cancer disease, their caregivers and 4 physicians participated to the study. The results supported the hypothesis. Patients with secure attachment perceived more emotional support from the caregiver, they were also more able to reciprocate and provide more emotional support to the caregiver; secure individuals perceived better working alliance with physicians [less ▲]

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Seutin, Benoit ULg; Jacquemin, Guillaume; Vancutsem, Françoise ULg et al

in Destain, Jean-Pierre; Bodson, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc - Céréales - Gembloux (2012, September 06)

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See detailCampanian-Maastrichtian fossils from southern Belgium and neighbouring countries curated at the University of Liège
Mottequin, Bernard ULg; Denayer, Julien ULg; Fischer, Valentin ULg et al

in Jagt, John W. M.; Jagt-Yazykova, Ellena (Eds.) The Maastrichtian Stage; the current concept. Workshop programme, abstracts and field guide (2012, September 06)

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Monfort, Bruno; Couvreur, Luc; Jacquemin, Guillaume et al

in Destain, Jean-Pierre; Bodson, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc - Céréales - Gembloux (2012, September 06)

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See detailDetailed mapping of Santonian-Maastrichtian formations in northeast Wallonia, Belgium
Mottequin, Bernard ULg; Ghysel, Pierre; Laloux, Martin et al

in Jagt, John W. M.; Jagt-Yazykova, Elena A. (Eds.) The Maastrichtian Stage; the current concept. Workshop programme, abstracts and field guide (2012, September 06)

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See detail4. Froment: premiers résultats de la récolte 2012
Sinnaeve, Georges; Gofflot, Sébastien; Chandelier, Anne et al

in Destain, Jean-Pierre; Bodson, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc - Céréales - Gembloux (2012, September 06)

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See detailFinite element model for the extension of the direct strength method to hot-rolled profile cross-sections
Li, Yongzhen ULg; Rossi, Barbara ULg

in Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Steel Construction Conference (2012, September 05)

Abstract: In the present research, a geometrically and materially nonlinear analysis using the FE method has been conducted to evaluate the resistance of axially compressed hot-rolled H profile cross ... [more ▼]

Abstract: In the present research, a geometrically and materially nonlinear analysis using the FE method has been conducted to evaluate the resistance of axially compressed hot-rolled H profile cross-sections. The FE model was firstly duly verified against experimental data and then used to carry a parametric analysis. The goal of the analysis is to propose a new Direct Strength Method (DSM) strength curve intended for calculating the resistance of non-compact and slender hot-rolled H profile cross-sections. [less ▲]

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See detailSensibility study of viscous criterion for kinetic energy non-lethal projectile thoracic impacts
Nsiampa Ndompetelo, ULg; Cyril, Robbe; Oukara, Amar et al

in 10th International Dymat Conference (2012, September 02)

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See detailThe x-ray microcalorimeter spectrometer onboard Athena
den Herder, J. W.; Bagnali, D.; Bandler, S. et al

in Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series (2012, September 01)

One of the instruments on the Advanced Telescope for High-Energy Astrophysics (Athena) which was one of the three missions under study as one of the L-class missions of ESA, is the X-ray Microcalorimeter ... [more ▼]

One of the instruments on the Advanced Telescope for High-Energy Astrophysics (Athena) which was one of the three missions under study as one of the L-class missions of ESA, is the X-ray Microcalorimeter Spectrometer (XMS). This instrument, which will provide high-spectral resolution images, is based on X-ray micro-calorimeters with Transition Edge Sensor (TES) and absorbers that consist of metal and semi-metal layers and a multiplexed SQUID readout. The array (32 x 32 pixels) provides an energy resolution of < 3 eV. Due to the large collection area of the Athena optics, the XMS instrument must be capable of processing high counting rates, while maintaining the spectral resolution and a low deadtime. In addition, an anti-coincidence detector is required to suppress the particle-induced background. Compared to the requirements for the same instrument on IXO, the performance requirements have been relaxed to fit into the much more restricted boundary conditions of Athena. In this paper we illustrate some of the science achievable with the instrument. We describe the results of design studies for the focal plane assembly and the cooling systems. Also, the system and its required spacecraft resources will be given. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst Magnetic Field Models for Recently Discovered Magnetic β Cephei and Slowly Pulsating B Stars
Hubrig, S.; Schöller, M.; Ilyin, I. et al

in Progress in Solar/Stellar Physics with Helio- and Asteroseismology (2012, September 01)

Despite of the importance of magnetic fields for the full understanding of the properties of pulsating β Cephei and slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars, these fields have scarcely been studied over the ... [more ▼]

Despite of the importance of magnetic fields for the full understanding of the properties of pulsating β Cephei and slowly pulsating B (SPB) stars, these fields have scarcely been studied over the rotation cycle until now. During the past two years we have obtained multi-epoch polarimetric spectra of several β Cephei and SPB stars with FORS 2 at the Very Large Telescope and SOFIN at the Nordic Optical Telescope to search for a rotation period and to constrain the geometry of the magnetic field. The rotation periods and magnetic field geometries were determined for three β Cephei stars, ℰ[SUP]1[/SUP] CMa, 15 CMa, and V1449 Aql, the candidate β Cephei star α Pyx, and the SPB star 33 Eri. [less ▲]

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See detailPulsations of an Evolved Self-consistently Distorted Star
Ouazzani, Rhita-Maria ULg; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg; Roxburgh, I. W. et al

in ASP Conference Proceeding, Vol. 462, 402 (2012, September 01)

A new two-dimensional (2D) non-perturbative method to compute accurate oscillation modes of rapidly rotating stars is presented. The 2D calculations fully take into account the centrifugal distortion of ... [more ▼]

A new two-dimensional (2D) non-perturbative method to compute accurate oscillation modes of rapidly rotating stars is presented. The 2D calculations fully take into account the centrifugal distortion of the star while the non-perturbative method includes the full influence of the Coriolis acceleration, and are used to compute oscillation modes of rapid rotators — high-order p-modes in δ Scuti stars, as well as low-order p- and g-modes in β Cephei stars. We compare the oscillation spectra obtained for centrifugally distorted polytropes with those of Reese et al. (2006), and give the first results for a realistic 2D model of a rapidly rotating 2 M[SUB]&sun;[/SUB] evolved star computed with the method developed by Roxburgh (2006). [less ▲]

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See detailTheoretical Instability Domains of Massive Stars
Godart, Mélanie ULg; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg; Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULg et al

in ASP Conference Proceeding, Vol. 462, 27 (2012, September 01)

Massive stars are characterized by a large radiation over gas pressure ratio. With increasing stellar initial mass, they suffer stronger stellar winds, and the induced mass-loss affects the evolution and ... [more ▼]

Massive stars are characterized by a large radiation over gas pressure ratio. With increasing stellar initial mass, they suffer stronger stellar winds, and the induced mass-loss affects the evolution and internal structure on the main sequence and on the post-main sequence. Recent ground-based observations and space missions have shown the presence of pulsations in massive stars, such as acoustic and gravity modes excited by the κ-mechanism and even solar-like oscillations. Strange modes could also be excited in the most massive stars (Aerts et al. 2010). We computed evolutionary tracks and non-adiabatic frequencies for initial masses ranging from 15 to 70 M[SUB]&sun;[/SUB] on the main sequence and on the post-main sequence taking mass loss into account and we discuss in this paper the results for 25 M[SUB]&sun;[/SUB] models. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the Seismic Modelling of Rotating B-type Pulsators in the Traditional Approximation
Aerts, C.; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg

in ASP Conference Proceeding, Vol. 462, 103 (2012, September 01)

The CoRoT and Kepler data revolutionised our view on stellar pulsation. For massive stars, the space data revealed the simultaneous presence of low-amplitude low-order modes and dominant high-order ... [more ▼]

The CoRoT and Kepler data revolutionised our view on stellar pulsation. For massive stars, the space data revealed the simultaneous presence of low-amplitude low-order modes and dominant high-order gravity modes in several B-type pulsators. The interpretation of such a rich set of detected oscillations requires new tools. We present computations of oscillations for B-type pulsators taking into account the effects of the Coriolis force in the so-called traditional approximation. We discuss the limitations of classical frequency matching to tune these stars seismically and show that the predictive power is limited in the case of high-order gravity mode pulsators, except if numerous modes of consecutive radial order can be identified. [less ▲]

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See detail2D Computations of g-modes in Fast Rotating Stars
Ballot, J.; Lignières, F.; Prat, V. et al

in Shibahashi, H; Takata, M; Lynas-Gray, A. E. (Eds.) Progress in Solar/Stellar Physics with Helio- and Asteroseismology (2012, September 01)

We present complete 2D computations of g-modes in distorted polytropic models of stars performed with the Two-dimensional Oscillation Program (TOP). We computed low-degree modes (ℓ =1 modes with radial ... [more ▼]

We present complete 2D computations of g-modes in distorted polytropic models of stars performed with the Two-dimensional Oscillation Program (TOP). We computed low-degree modes (ℓ =1 modes with radial order n = -1,…,-14, and ℓ = 2, 3 modes with n = -1,…,-5 and -16,…,-20) of a non-rotating model and followed them by slowly increasing the rotation rate up to 70 % of the Keplerian break-up velocity. We use these computations to determine the domain of validity of perturbative methods up to the 3rd order. We study the evolution of the regularities of the spectrum and show quantitative agreement with the traditional approximation for not too large values of the ratio of the rotation rate to the pulsation frequency. We also show the appearance of new types of modes, called “rosette” modes due to their spatial structure. Thanks to the ray theory for gravito-inertial waves that we developed, we can associate these modes with stable periodic rays. [less ▲]

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See detailEmbedding Monte Carlo search of features in tree-based ensemble methods
Maes, Francis ULg; Geurts, Pierre ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in Flach, Peter; De Bie, Tijl; Cristianini, Nello (Eds.) Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Data Bases (2012, September)

Feature generation is the problem of automatically constructing good features for a given target learning problem. While most feature generation algorithms belong either to the filter or to the wrapper ... [more ▼]

Feature generation is the problem of automatically constructing good features for a given target learning problem. While most feature generation algorithms belong either to the filter or to the wrapper approach, this paper focuses on embedded feature generation. We propose a general scheme to embed feature generation in a wide range of tree-based learning algorithms, including single decision trees, random forests and tree boosting. It is based on the formalization of feature construction as a sequential decision making problem addressed by a tractable Monte Carlo search algorithm coupled with node splitting. This leads to fast algorithms that are applicable to large-scale problems. We empirically analyze the performances of these tree-based learners combined or not with the feature generation capability on several standard datasets. [less ▲]

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See detailCCL2 as a serum biomarker of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in dogs
Krafft, Emilie ULg; Roels, Elodie ULg; Heikkila, H.P. et al

in Proceedings of 22nd ECVIM Meeting - Masstricht, Netherlands (2012, September)

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See detailBehavioural adaptations of rheophilic fish radio-tracked in a river highly fragmented by hydroelectric plants. Outcomes of a partial reopening of their migration routes.
Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Dierckx, Arnaud ULg; Benitez, Jean-Philippe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ecohydraulics (2012, September)

Using water resources for hydroelectricity production influences and limits the quality and quantity of habitat available for use by fishes and influences fish mobility. In the Amblève (River Meuse basin ... [more ▼]

Using water resources for hydroelectricity production influences and limits the quality and quantity of habitat available for use by fishes and influences fish mobility. In the Amblève (River Meuse basin, Belgium), the major part of the river is fragmented by hydroelectric power plants that largely prevent the biological movements of the fish population. In 2007, in the hydroelectric site of Lorcé, a modern pool-type fish pass was constructed, re-establishing the upstream movements of fish after more than 80 years of total obstruction. Sixteen different fish species promptly used the new fish pass and the objective of our study was to analyse their behavioural tactics and spawning activity once released upstream of the dam in a previously inaccessible environment. The study focussed on rheophilic holobiotic species, the nase (Chondrostoma nasus), the barbel (Barbus barbus), the European grayling (Thymallus thymallus) and the brown trout (Salmo trutta), which are highly representative of the fish population of the river. The fish were radio-tagged and intensively located using manual tracking techniques during their circum reproduction periods. The results indicate that most individuals of the different species seem to have found usable spawning areas and exploited a large part of the newly usable river stretch (as well as tributaries) located upstream of the fish pass. However, a major problem was observed during the post-spawning period, when the tracked individuals tried to reach their original departure sites (located downstream of the fish pass). The absence of a downstream migration device combined with the passage of all the water through the turbine severely disrupted their post-reproductive movements. [less ▲]

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See detailPhenotypical and genotypical surveillance of macrolide and lincosamide resistance in group B streptococcus in Belgium
DESCY, Julie ULg; ACKERMANS, Yanick; BOREUX, Raphaël ULg et al

in Program and Abstract of the 52nd Intersciences Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (2012, September)

Background: Constant increase of erythromycin (E) and clindamycin (C) resistance (R) has been observed worldwide among isolates of group B streptococci (GBS). In Belgium, through the 2000s, E R increased ... [more ▼]

Background: Constant increase of erythromycin (E) and clindamycin (C) resistance (R) has been observed worldwide among isolates of group B streptococci (GBS). In Belgium, through the 2000s, E R increased rapidly from 10% to up to 30%. Therefore phenotypical and molecular surveillance of E and C R has to be conducted. Methods: 275 clinical isolates (N1) were obtained from a Belgian surveillance for invasive GBS disease in newborns (59 isolates with 32 early- and 27 late-onset diseases) and adults (216 strains) during 2008 to 2011 and 53 isolates (N2) from vagino-rectal colonization in pregnant women in 2010. E and C MICs were determined by using Etest® (EUCAST interpretive criteria). Furthermore, for the E R isolates, the inducible (iMLS), constitutive (cMLS) and M phenotypes were assessed by a double disk diffusion test; the distribution of genes encoding RNA methylases and efflux pumps was investigated by PCR. Results: Of the N1 and N2 isolates, 92 (33.5%) and 15 (28.3%) were respectively R to E, with a higher rate among serotype V (p <0.001) and serotype IV (p <0.05). Among these 107 E-R isolates, 100 (93.5%) exhibited the MLS phenotype (R to E and CC): 73 were cMLS with E MIC50 >256 mg/L and 27 iMLS with E MIC50/MIC90 12/>256 mg/L. The M phenotype (R to E and S to C) was expressed by 7 (6.5%) of E R isolates with E MIC50/MIC90 4/12 mg/L. One colonizing strain presented a newly described resistance mechanism in GBS: the L phenotype (S to E and R to C) with a C MIC at 8 mg/L. For cMLS, the most common E R genotype was ermB (66%) (p <0.05) followed by ermTR (29%) and ermB+ermTR (5%). All iMLS isolates harbored an ermTR gene except 3 (2 with ermB, 1 with both ermB and ermTR); and all M phenotype were positive for mefA/B gene. Conclusions:1) In Belgium, by year 2010, prevalence of macrolides R in GBS exceeded 30%, 2) MLS R phenotypes (target-site modification) were the majority mechanism; M phenotype (efflux R mechanism) was also prevalent. 3) E and C susceptibility testing and surveillance are mandatory to guide prophylaxis and treatment of serious GBS infections in penicillin-allergic patients (at high risk for anaphylaxis) but also to identify emergence of newly acquired resistance mechanisms such as the L phenotype. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat do we know to evaluate the health of brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations?
Gouraud, Véronique; Baran, Philippe; Bardonnet, Agnès et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ecohydraulics (2012, September)

The renewed emphasis on the concept of the health of ecosystems highlights society’s interest in taking measures to protect environments transformed by human activity. The criteria used for evaluating the ... [more ▼]

The renewed emphasis on the concept of the health of ecosystems highlights society’s interest in taking measures to protect environments transformed by human activity. The criteria used for evaluating the health of fish population are rarely discussed within the scientific community. The exercise proposed here aimed to discuss these for the brown trout (Salmo trutta), a flagship species from the freshwater fish community typical from headwaters of watercourses which represent most of the French hydrographic network. This initiative aimed to gather the ideas of a limited number of experts on the function of these populations and on the criteria for evaluating their function. The main key parameters were identified and organised into a hierarchical framework for each development stage. A consensus emerged on the fact that in the current stage of knowledge, the diagnosis can be established based on the analysis of abiotic parameters crucial for the biology and, with more difficulty, on the analysis of biotic parameters. For all the development stages, the identified parameters are linked to habitat (substrate, stream flow, temperature and water quality), hydrology and connectivity. Further knowledge must be acquired in order to be able to measure the biological criteria. That implies to reinforce longterm biological monitoring and research to understand the variability in biological parameters, the relevant spatiotemporal scales and the functional processes. [less ▲]

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See detailAN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH OF THE E-NOSE TRAINING PHASE IN ODOUR IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Giuliani, Stefano; Zarra, T; Nicolas, Jacques ULg et al

in Del Rosso, Renato (Ed.) Chemical engineering transactions : NOSE2012 International Conference on Environmental Odour (2012, September)

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See detailFish responses to artificial flow and water temperature variability in a large river (Rhône, France)
Capra, Hervé; Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Pella, Hervé et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ecohydraulics (2012, September)

Understanding fine scale behavioural responses of fish to changes in abiotic characteristics of habitat, such as flow variability, is an interesting innovative issue to improve river management in highly ... [more ▼]

Understanding fine scale behavioural responses of fish to changes in abiotic characteristics of habitat, such as flow variability, is an interesting innovative issue to improve river management in highly disturbed aquatic environments. For example, in the Rhône River (France), important hydrology and thermal contrasts are mainly explicated by the succession of dams and nuclear power plants. The main aim of our study was to describe fish behaviour in term of movements and habitat use as responses to habitat variability due to the production of peaking electricity and temperature heterogeneity (natural or due to a nuclear power plant release). Fixed telemetry system (accuracy of few square meters; Hydroacoustic Technology Inc.) enabled to define individual fish behavior during different short habitat variability configuration (flow increase, flow decrease, temperature increase....). We then recorded at a local scale continuous movements of n=61 fish during short term (lower than day) habitat variability. The study was conducted in a 2 km long river stretch, from July to September 2009. Abiotic conditions (temperature, depth, velocity or substrate) were simulated (with an accuracy comparable with fish positioning accuracy) every where at any time (i.e. for any discharge) using a hydraulic 2D model calibrated and validated for the whole discharge range observed during the experiment. Three main species were represented : two native cyprinids, chub (Squalius cephalus) and barbel (Barbus barbus), and an invasive species, wels catfish (Silurus glanis). Fish mobility and habitat use were studied to describe changes in behavior associated with changes of abiotic conditions. The separate effects of each environmental factors (discharge, temperature, photoperiod) and their interactions on fish behavioral responses were studied. Finally, variability of fish habitat preferences were estimated to refine understanding of observed behaviors. The different results highlighted the advantages and limitations of the telemetry acoustic system in a large river to address fish displacement in response to discharge and temperature variability. They also emphasized the necessity of a 2D hydrodynamic model to understand fish behaviour. [less ▲]

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See detailThe coexistence of a pituitary adenoma and pheochromocytoma (a case report)
Filipponi, S; Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; VROONEN, Laurent ULg et al

in Abstract Book - 13th International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (2012, September)

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See detailPOTENTIAL OF A NETWORK OF ELECTRONIC NOSES TO ASSESS IN REAL TIME THE ODOUR ANNOYANCE IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF A COMPOST FACILITY
Nicolas, Jacques ULg; Cerisier, C; Romain, Anne-Claude ULg et al

in Del Rosso, Renato (Ed.) Chemical engineering transactions : NOSE2012 International Conference on Environmental Odour (2012, September)

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See detailClinical and genetic studies in patients with Pituitary/Parathyroid variant of MEN1 without MEN1 gene mutation : the French GENEM collaborative study
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; Burlacu, C; Delemer, B et al

in Abstract Book - 13th International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (2012, September)

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See detailInfluence of sedatives, anticonvulsants and a negative chronotrope on transcranial doppler ultrasonography
de Laat, B. W. G. A.; Gommeren, Kris ULg; Denies, S. et al

in Proceedings of the 22nd ECVIM-CA Congress (2012, September)

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See detailThe clinical and genetic characteristics of patients with gigantism
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Tichomirova, M et al

in Abstract Book - 13th International Workshop on Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (2012, September)

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See detailRemoval of phosphorous through roasting of oolitic iron ore with alkaline earth additives
Ionkov, Krassimir ULg; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg; Bastin, David ULg et al

in Proceedings of the XXVI International Mineral Processing Congress (2012, September)

The present study is devoted to improvement of the leaching efficiency during phosphorous removal from high phosphorous gravity-magnetic concentrate. Before leaching the concentrate has been subjected to ... [more ▼]

The present study is devoted to improvement of the leaching efficiency during phosphorous removal from high phosphorous gravity-magnetic concentrate. Before leaching the concentrate has been subjected to roasting with the addition of either Ca(OH)2 or CaO. The oolitic iron ore is roasted at 900°C for one hour. This reflects in reaction between alkaline earth additive and quartz, aluminosilicates, phosphorus, and some other minor components of the gangue minerals. The application of leaching, physical separation, and wash out of salts has resulted in the decrease of phosphorus from 0.7 to 0.15 % and it is established that the major influencing factor is the concentration of acid and to a less extent duration of the leaching process. About two third of the phosphorus can be removed by roasting with 3 % CaO to hematite, coarse grinding to d50 0.3 mm, dry high intensity magnetic separation and leaching of the magnetic fraction with hydro-chloric or nitric acid. [less ▲]

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See detailDiagrammatic experiment in Mathematics and in Works of Art
Dondero, Maria Giulia ULg

in Haworth, Karen (Ed.) Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America (Semiotics 2011) (2012, September)

This talk aims to compare the theory of diagram presented in Peirce’s philosophy of mathematics and reflections on the work of art formulated by Henry Van Lier and René Thom. The Peircean Theory of ... [more ▼]

This talk aims to compare the theory of diagram presented in Peirce’s philosophy of mathematics and reflections on the work of art formulated by Henry Van Lier and René Thom. The Peircean Theory of diagram states that a diagram is a visual configuration characterized as a totality that is necessary and at the same time dynamic and experimental. In his lectures about the relation between the local and the global in art (Apologie du logos, 1990), Thom traces a theory of contours of forms that is very similar to the conception of diagram in Peirce’s philosophy. For Thom, beauty is the result of strategies of framing and of composing parts in a dynamic totality. Van Lier’s reflections on works of art develop the idea of a perfect totality characterized by a syntax of traits that are at the right place and that couldn’t be organized in any other way, without which the work of art would have no efficacy. For my part, I aim to explore these similar conceptions of a necessary totality in the arts (aesthetic necessity) and in mathematical diagrams (the necessity in demonstration through forms) in order to describe the differences and the similarities between the theories and the domains of application. [less ▲]

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See detailEGG QUALITY COMPARISON OF TWO VIETNAMESE CHICKEN BREEDS (RI AND MIA)
Moula, Nassim ULg; Antoine-Moussiaux, Nicolas ULg; Do Duc, Luc ULg et al

in The Role of Poultry in Improving Human Welfare (2012, September)

In the context of the valorization of poultry biodiversity, this work represents a step toward a better knowledge of the production abilities of local chicken breeds in Vietnam. Local chicken breeds are ... [more ▼]

In the context of the valorization of poultry biodiversity, this work represents a step toward a better knowledge of the production abilities of local chicken breeds in Vietnam. Local chicken breeds are indeed particularly well suited for low-input rearing systems, as widely practiced in rural households of Vietnam. The socio-economic importance of these breeds might be underpinned by a market valorization through the mounting of differentiated quality value chains. Such a strategy needs the production potential of these local breeds to be assessed using parameters of egg quality and quantity. This study presents data about egg quality traits in two chicken breeds, the Ri and the Mia. The former is the most widespread breed in Vietnam, while the latter is known to be in danger of extinction. Nineteen parameters of quality of ninety eggs of Ri chickens and sixty eggs of Mia chickens were measured, each for both 40 and 60-weeks old hens to take hens ages into account.Mean egg weight of Mia eggs (44.70g) was significantly (p<0.001) higher than that of Ri eggs (41.68g). The yolk to albumen ratio was not significantly different (p>0.05) between the two breeds at the age of 40 weeks (Ri: 0.55; Mia: 0.58). For 60-weeks old hens, the ratio became significantly (p<0.05) higher in Mia eggs compared to Ri eggs (0.64 vs. 0.57). No significant difference (p>0.05) was recorded between the two breeds for parameters used for egg freshness assessment (Haugh’s units and pH of albumen and yolk) or eggshell resistance (maximal breakage force). Despite the small sample available for the study (due to the low availability of Mia hens and eggs), significant differences in egg quality traits were thus observed between these two breeds. [less ▲]

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See detailImmunopathogenesis of canine sinonasal aspergillosis
Peeters, Dominique ULg

in Proceedings of the 22nd ECVIM-CA Congress (2012, September)

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See detailAPPLICATION OF CHEMICAL MASS BALANCE METHODOLOGY TO IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT SOURCES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OLFACTORY ANNOYANCE AT A RECEPTOR-SITE
Clarke, Kevin; Romain, Anne-Claude ULg; Locoge, Nadine et al

in Del Rosso, Renato (Ed.) Chemical engineering transactions : NOSE2012 International Conference on Environmental Odour (2012, September)

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See detailImaging technologies to understand grinding at particle scale in a UG-2 platinum ore processing plant
Leroy, Sophie ULg; Pirard, Eric ULg

in XXVI INTERNATIONAL MINERAL PROCESSING CONGRESS (IMPC) 2012 PROCEEDINGS / NEW DELHI, INDIA / 24 - 28 SEPTEMBER 2012 (2012, September)

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See detailEffect of body weight losson pulmonary function assessed by 6-minute walk test and arterial blood gases in obese dogs
Manens, Jeff; Damoiseaux, Cécile ULg; Gault, Simon et al

in Proceedings of 22nd ECVIM Meeting - Maastricht, Netherlands (2012, September)

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See detailUrinary, hematologic and biological screening of 108 healthy adult Dogues de Bordeaux : a breed predisposed to a glomerulonephropathy
Lavoué, Rachel ULg; Peeters, Dominique ULg; Geffré, A. et al

in Proceedings of the 22nd ECVIM-CA Congress (2012, September)

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See detailWide-Area Adaptive Load Shedding Control to Counteract Voltage Instability
Otomega, Bogdan; Glavic, Mevludin; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proceedings of the Power Plant and Power System Control Conference (PPPSC 2012) (2012, September)

A two-level adaptive load shedding scheme against voltage instability is proposed, adjusting its actions to the severity of the situation. The lower level includes a set of distributed controllers which ... [more ▼]

A two-level adaptive load shedding scheme against voltage instability is proposed, adjusting its actions to the severity of the situation. The lower level includes a set of distributed controllers which curtail loads once the voltages at monitored transmission buses fall and stay for some time below threshold values. The adaptive nature of the proposed scheme comes from the upper level adjusting those thresholds in real-time. At the time instant the upper level detects that the system enters an emergency condition, it sends a signal to the lower-level controllers requesting them to take their currently measured voltages as threshold values. The upper-level emergency detection can be based on various criteria, the key-point being that it takes advantage of a wide-area monitoring of the system. In particular, the paper illustrates the use of a voltage instability detection scheme based on sensitivity computation. In case the upper level fails sending its signal, the lower-level controllers act in purely distributed mode, each using its preset threshold voltage. The capabilities of the proposed scheme are illustrated on a small but realistic test system. [less ▲]

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See detailCardiac ultrasound in canine emergencies with a systemic inflammatory response syndrome
Gommeren, Kris ULg; Desmas, Isabelle; Garcia, Alexandra et al

in Proceedings of the 22nd ECVIM-CA Congress (2012, September)

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See detailTime- and frequency-domain subspace identification of a nonlinear spacecraft
Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Marchesiello, Stefano; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the ISMA International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering 2012 (2012, September)

The present paper discusses the identification of the SmallSat spacecraft, a real-life nonlinear space structure developed by EADS-Astrium. To this end, two nonlinear subspace identification techniques ... [more ▼]

The present paper discusses the identification of the SmallSat spacecraft, a real-life nonlinear space structure developed by EADS-Astrium. To this end, two nonlinear subspace identification techniques formulated in the time and frequency domains are exploited, referred to as the TNSI and FNSI methods, respectively. The frequency response functions (FRFs) of the underlying linear spacecraft and the nonlinear coefficients are estimated by these approaches. The nonlinear component comprises an inertia wheel mounted on a support, the motion of which is constrained by eight elastomer plots and mechanical stops. This application is challenging for several reasons, which include high modal density, the discontinuous nature of the nonlinearities and order selection of the identified reduced model. [less ▲]

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