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See detailUse of rotary atomiser to optimize retention on barley leaves while reducing driftable droplets
Ouled Taleb Salah, Sofiene ULg; Massinon, Mathieu ULg; Boukhalfa, Hassina dite Hafida ULg et al

in International Advances in Pesticide Application, Aspects of Applied Biology 122 (2014, January)

Controlled Droplet Application using rotary atomiser is based on an improved control of droplet size and trajectory comparatively to hydraulic nozzles. On the basis of literature, it was stated that the ... [more ▼]

Controlled Droplet Application using rotary atomiser is based on an improved control of droplet size and trajectory comparatively to hydraulic nozzles. On the basis of literature, it was stated that the use of 60° forward angled spray combined with the narrow drop size distribution of a rotary atomiser could lead to low drift and high retention on monocotyledonous and superhydrophobic weeds at early stage. A Micromax120 atomiser was tuned to emit 270 µm VMD, 60° angled forward, to increase interception by the canopy structure. A spray mixture containing a superspreader adjuvant was used to avoid drop bouncing. An increase of spray retention comparatively to a Teejet 11002 at 1.4 bars was observed, although not proved statistically significant by these preliminary trials. On the drift side, the tilted spinning disc seemed to be advantageous since droplet spectra contains a low percentage of droplets under 100 µm and presents an ejection velocity of 25 m.s-1 at 5000 RPM. The spray drift was reduced about 50%. However, these setting were not found as efficient as expected. Indeed, angled spray proved to be more sensitive to advection and turbulence, as the spray was more exposed to the airflow than for the vertical position. It appears that angling the spray and choosing a drop size spectrum with a Volume Median Diameter as big as 270 µm is not sufficient to reduce significantly this issue. Some alternatives as decreasing the emission height are possible with angled sprays but require height control that seems difficult to reach in practical situations. [less ▲]

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See detailAbundance study of two magnetic B-type stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster
Morel, Thierry ULg

in IAU Symposium 307 (2014)

We present the results of an abundance analysis of two magnetic B-type stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster that support the lack of a direct relationship between the existence of a magnetic field and a ... [more ▼]

We present the results of an abundance analysis of two magnetic B-type stars in the Orion Nebula Cluster that support the lack of a direct relationship between the existence of a magnetic field and a nitrogen excess in the photosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailSeismic performances of modern unreinforced thermal insulation clay blocks masonry houses
Degée, Hervé ULg; Mordant, Christophe ULg; Candeias, Paulo et al

in Cunha, A; Caetano, E; Ribeiro, P (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014 (2014)

In the scope of the transnational access activities of the European research project SERIES, the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) has provided access to its 3D shaking table to the ... [more ▼]

In the scope of the transnational access activities of the European research project SERIES, the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) has provided access to its 3D shaking table to the international construction company Wienerberger AG and to a group of European experts, in order to perform full-scale seismic tests on an industrial solution for buildings using a modern unreinforced thermal insulation clay block masonry structure. Such solution represents a very common construction method in Central Europe but, although some cyclic shear test results are available, its effective dynamic response under seismic events still requires experimental validation. For this purpose, two full-scale mock-ups with different geometries were tested on the 3-D shaking table using a series of seismic records with increasing intensity. The first mock-up is plan-regular, while the second one is designed so as to trigger some torsional effects. This paper summarizes the most relevant experimental results regarding the structural response of the specimens, e.g., the dynamic response evolution, the collapse mechanism identified and the maximum drift values measured. It also focuses on two different easy modelling strategies, i.e. simple model according to a combined Eurocode 6/Eurocode 8 approach and equivalent frame approach. It finally compares the predictions obtained from these two methods with the experimental results. [less ▲]

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See detailSuperficie et emphytéose. Actualités législatives et jurisprudentielles
Lecocq, Pascale ULg

in Lecocq, Pascale (Ed.) Les droits réels démembrés (2014)

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See detailWyllieite reaction coronas on scorzalite in pegmatite dykes.
Dias, P; Leal Gomes, C; Guimaraes, F et al

in IMA 2014 – International Mineralogical Association, Abstract book (2014)

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See detailImplicit implementation of the Prevost model
Cerfontaine, Benjamin ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Hicks, Michael A.; Brinkgreve, Ronald, R.J; Rohe, Alexander (Eds.) Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (2014)

The Prevost model for cohesionless soils (Prevost 1985) is currently used for the modelling of their cyclic behaviour, especially in earthquake engineering (Zerfa and Loret 2003) and (Yang and Elgamal ... [more ▼]

The Prevost model for cohesionless soils (Prevost 1985) is currently used for the modelling of their cyclic behaviour, especially in earthquake engineering (Zerfa and Loret 2003) and (Yang and Elgamal 2008). It’s made of conical yield surfaces that allow for plastic deformations in both loading and unloading. Its non-associated volumetric flow rule can roughly take into account pore pressure build-up and cyclic mobility. The method of implementation of a constitutive law is a crucial issue (Montáns and Caminero 2007) and (Mira et al. 2009). On one hand the accuracy of the solution must be ensured, especially when a large number of cycles are considered. But on the other hand, the cost of the computation must be minimized which implies step size as large as possible. In this paper, an implicit implementation of the Prevost model is proposed. The plastic flow rule is computed through a trapezoidal rule, at the time step n + 1/2, in order to increase the accuracy.An iterative process has to be solved, due to the implicit formulation.The Jacobian matrix of the internal Newton-Raphson process is computed analytically to enhance efficiency. The algorithm is implemented in the finite element code LAGAMINE that carries out fully-coupled analysis. Simulations of triaxial tests are compared with “exact” solution. [less ▲]

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See detailAn observational asteroseismic study of the pulsating B-stars in the open cluster NGC 884
Saesen, S.; Briquet, Maryline ULg; Aerts, C. et al

in IAU Symposium No. 301 (2013), "Precision Asteroseismology" (Wroclaw), W. Chaplin, J. Guzik, G. Handler & A. Pigulski (eds.) (2014)

Recent progress in the seismic interpretation of field {\beta} Cep stars has resulted in improvements of the physical description in the stellar structure and evolution model computations of massive stars ... [more ▼]

Recent progress in the seismic interpretation of field {\beta} Cep stars has resulted in improvements of the physical description in the stellar structure and evolution model computations of massive stars. Further asteroseismic constraints can be obtained from studying ensembles of stars in a young open cluster, which all have similar age, distance and chemical composition. We present an observational asteroseismic study based on the discovery of numerous multi-periodic and mono-periodic B-stars in the open cluster NGC 884. Our study illustrates the current status of ensemble asteroseismology of a young open cluster. [less ▲]

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See detailLost and found: Rediscovery of de Ryckholt's collection of Cretaceous Mollusca (Belgium and N. France)
Fischer, Valentin ULg; Denayer, Julien ULg; Mottequin, Bernard ULg

in 4th International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza, Abstracts volume (2014)

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See detailExperimental investigation of an ORC system for a micro-solar power plant
Dickes, Rémi ULg; Dumont, Olivier ULg; Declaye, Sébastien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2014 Purdue Conferences (2014)

Because of the depletion of fossil fuels and global warming issues, the world energy sector is undergoing various changes towards increased sustainability. Among the different technologies being developed ... [more ▼]

Because of the depletion of fossil fuels and global warming issues, the world energy sector is undergoing various changes towards increased sustainability. Among the different technologies being developed, solar energy, and more specifically CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) systems are expected to play a key role to supply centralized loads and off-grid areas in the medium-term. Major performance improvements can be achieved by implementing advanced control strategies accounting for the transient and random nature of the solar heat source. In this context, a lab-scale solar power plant has been designed and is under construction for experimental purposes and dynamic analysis. The test rig includes an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit, a field of parabolic trough collectors and a thermal energy storage system. This paper presents the results of an experimental campaign conducted on the ORC module alone. This power unit, designed for a 2.8 kW net electrical output, consists of two scroll expanders in series, an air-cooled condenser, a recuperator, a volumetric pump and an oil-heated evaporator. The ORC engine is constructed using standard mass manufactured components from the HVAC industry, this practice reducing considerably the system cost. The overall unit performance and components effectiveness are presented in different operating conditions and relevant empirical correlations are derived to be implemented in a steady state model of the ORC unit. [less ▲]

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

in 2èmes Rencontres de l'Urbanisme Durable : Retour d'expériences (2014)

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

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

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See detailTerqa Ceramic Culture during the 3rd Millennium BC. Material from 18th-26th Excavation Campaigns
Mas, Juliette ULg

in Bieliński, P; Gawlikowski, M; Koliński, R (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, 30 April – 4 May 2012, University of Warsaw, Volume 2: Excavation and Progress Reports, Posters (2014)

Terqa, an important Syrian Bronze Age site located in the Lower Middle-Euphrates region, benefited from a key position which provided the settlement with the opportunity to gain from exchanges and ... [more ▼]

Terqa, an important Syrian Bronze Age site located in the Lower Middle-Euphrates region, benefited from a key position which provided the settlement with the opportunity to gain from exchanges and innovations arriving from both the North and South, while developing its own identity and culture. A new study on pottery has just been carried out on 3rd-millennium material from eight excavation seasons. The recovered material has been used to specify Terqa’s chronostratigraphy with greater accuracy, comparing it with the neighboring site of Mari and other contemporary ones but also providing us with a preliminary overview of Terqa’s ceramic culture during the Early Bronze Age. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailLe Candide anglois: un cas complexe de "palimpseste"
Tilkin, Françoise ULg

in Cronk, Nicholas; Ferrand, Nathalie (Eds.) Les 250 ans de Candide. Lectures et relectures (2014)

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See detailEstetrol and neuroprotection against perinatal ischemic insult
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg; Nisolle, Michelle ULg; Noël, Agnès ULg et al

in Estetrol attenuates neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (2014)

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See detailLa richesse du sensible: Stumpf contre les néokantiens
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

in Calori, François; Foessel, Michael; Pradelle, Dominique (Eds.) De la Sensibilité: les Esthétiques de Kant (2014)

Me focalisant sur la réception de l'esthétique transcendantale de Kant en Allemagne à la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècle, je confronte deux lectures concurrentes du kantisme: la lecture ... [more ▼]

Me focalisant sur la réception de l'esthétique transcendantale de Kant en Allemagne à la fin du XIXe et au début du XXe siècle, je confronte deux lectures concurrentes du kantisme: la lecture "déflationiste" des néokantiens, qui aboutit à une conception appauvrie du sensible, et la lecture "inflationiste" de Stumpf, qui fait du sensible un champ richement et intrinsèquement structuré. [less ▲]

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See detailConcrete repair bond: evaluation and factors of influence
Bissonnette, Benoît; Courard, Luc ULg; Garbacz, Andrzej et al

in Grantham, Michael; Basheer, Muhammed; Magee, Bryan (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Concrete Repair (2014)

Repair and strengthening of existing concrete structures are among the biggest challenges civil engineers are facing today and will have to face in the years to come. Present concerns of sustainable ... [more ▼]

Repair and strengthening of existing concrete structures are among the biggest challenges civil engineers are facing today and will have to face in the years to come. Present concerns of sustainable development emphasizing repair instead of new construction will only strengthen this trend. Concerted efforts towards improving the durability of concrete repairs are still needed from scientists and engineers. One of the critical aspects of durability of concrete repairs and overlays is lasting and sufficient interfacial bond between repair material and existing concrete substrate. This paper summarizes some of the findings of a collaborative study devoted to the most significant factors influencing bond in repairs (roughness, degree of saturation and carbonation of the substrate) and its field evaluation (type of loading, device misalignment). Based on the test results collected in different test programs, guideline-type recommendations for surface preparation prior to repair were issued. [less ▲]

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See detailSimultaneous perturbation algorithms for batch off-policy search
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Prashanth L.A.

in Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (IEEE CDC 2014) (2014)

We propose novel policy search algorithms in the context of off-policy, batch mode reinforcement learning (RL) with continuous state and action spaces. Given a batch collection of trajectories, we perform ... [more ▼]

We propose novel policy search algorithms in the context of off-policy, batch mode reinforcement learning (RL) with continuous state and action spaces. Given a batch collection of trajectories, we perform off-line policy evaluation using an algorithm similar to that in [Fonteneau et al. (2010)]. Using this Monte-Carlo like policy evaluator, we perform policy search in a class of parameterized policies. We propose both first order policy gradient and second order policy Newton algorithms. All our algorithms incorporate simultaneous perturbation estimates for the gradient as well as the Hessian of the cost-to-go vector, since the latter is unknown and only biased estimates are available. We demonstrate their practicality on a simple 1-dimensional continuous state space problem. [less ▲]

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See detailA new routing area displacement prediction for Location-Based Services based on an enhanced ant colony, 
Daoud, M. Sh; Hopgood, Adrian ULg; Al-Fayoumi, M. A. et al

in Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), 2014 IEEE International Conference on,  (2014)

In Location-Based Services (LBSs), the service is provided based on the users' locations through location determination and mobility anticipation. Most of the current location prediction research focuses ... [more ▼]

In Location-Based Services (LBSs), the service is provided based on the users' locations through location determination and mobility anticipation. Most of the current location prediction research focuses on generalised location models, where the geographic extent is divided into regular shape cells. One such technique is the Mobility Prediction based on an Ant System (MPAS), which depends on the earlier Ant Colony Optimisation (ACO) that suffers from problems such as search stagnation and pheromone update. In this paper, a New Routing Area Displacement Prediction (NRADP) is introduced, which works on the routing-area level instead of the cell level. Experimental results show that the NRADP offers improved effectiveness, higher prediction rate, and a reduced search stagnation ratio in comparison with the MPAS.,  [less ▲]

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See detailEosinophilic Bronchopneumopathy
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings 35 Internationaler Fortbildungskurs Kleintierkrankheiten (2014)

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See detailLuminescence dating of ceramic building materials: application to the study of early medieval churches in north-western France and south-eastern England
Blain, Sophie ULg; Bailiff, Ian; Guibert, Pierre et al

in Martinón-Torres, Marcos (Ed.) Between craft and science: selected studies in archaeological ceramics (2014)

This study focuses on early medieval buildings in England and in France, specifically on those displaying the presence of brick in their masonry. The purpose was to determine whether medieval builders ... [more ▼]

This study focuses on early medieval buildings in England and in France, specifically on those displaying the presence of brick in their masonry. The purpose was to determine whether medieval builders reused Roman salvaged building materials or if the bricks used were contemporary to the building under construction. Thus luminescence dating was applied to bricks sampled from 11 standing Anglo-Saxon or Carolingian churches. The luminescence dates show that the two types of practice were in use in both countries. Where contemporary brickmaking appears to be the case, the study also provided a more precise chronology of the buildings. [less ▲]

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See detailEvolution récente des extrêmes pluviométriques en Mauritanie (1933-2010)
Ozer, Pierre ULg; Hountondji, Yvon-Carmen; Gassani, Jean et al

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

Un ensemble d’indicateurs a été compilé pour vérifier si la fréquence et/ou l’intensité des précipitations a significativement évolué au cours des dernières décennies dans la République Islamique de ... [more ▼]

Un ensemble d’indicateurs a été compilé pour vérifier si la fréquence et/ou l’intensité des précipitations a significativement évolué au cours des dernières décennies dans la République Islamique de Mauritanie. Cette étude s’appuie sur des indices nationaux basés les séries quotidiennes de précipitations de neuf stations synoptiques qui couvrent la période 1933-2010. L’analyse des précipitations a été réalisée en calculant annuellement treize indices pluviométriques : le total pluviométrique (PTOT), le nombre total de jours humides (précipitations ≥1 mm, JP), la lame d’eau moyenne précipitée par jour humide (Simple day intensity index, SDII), la pluviométrie maximale enregistrée sur 1 jour (Px1J), la fréquence des événements pluviométriques ≥ 10 mm (P10), ≥ 20 mm (P20), intenses (P95) et extrêmes (P99). Le poids relatif des cinq derniers indices dans le total pluviométrique annuel étant également apprécié. Les résultats montrent que les indices PTOT, JP, P10 et P20 présentent une tendance à la baisse significative sur la période 1933-2010. Dans le même temps, la fréquence des précipitations intenses et extrêmes évolue peu. De facto, la lame d’eau moyenne précipitée par jour humide (SDII) augmente de manière significative. Les résultats obtenus vont dans le sens des conclusions du Groupe d’expert intergouvernemental sur l’évolution du climat (Giec) à l’échelle globale, à savoir des précipitations extrêmes inchangées dans un contexte global de dessiccation. Selon de nombreux modèles, la dégradation pluviométrique pourrait s’amplifier dans les décennies à venir. Dès lors, des stratégies d’adaptation transfrontalières devraient être envisagées d’urgence car le processus de réchauffement de la planète n'est pas susceptible de diminuer dans les prochaines décennies. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental testing on modern clay masonry structures
Vasseur, Luc; Mordant, Christophe ULg; Degée, Hervé

in Proceedings of the Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2014)

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See detailNGC 3293 revisited by the Gaia-ESO Survey
Semaan, Thierry ULg; Morel, Thierry ULg; Gosset, Eric ULg et al

in IAU Symposium 307 (2014)

In the framework of the Gaia-ESO survey we have determined the fundamental parame- ters of a large number of B-type stars in the Galactic, young ope n cluster NGC 3293. The determination of the stellar ... [more ▼]

In the framework of the Gaia-ESO survey we have determined the fundamental parame- ters of a large number of B-type stars in the Galactic, young ope n cluster NGC 3293. The determination of the stellar parameters is based on medium- resolution spectra obtained with FLAMES/GIRAFFE at ESO-VLT. As a second step, we adopted the acc urate parameters to determine the chemical abundances of these hot stars. We pre sent a comparison of our results with those obtained by the ’VLT-FLAMES survey of massive sta rs’ (Evans et al. 2005). Our study increases the number of objects analysed and provides an extended view of this cluster. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

in ELearning Africa 2014 - Book of Abstracts (2014)

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

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

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See detailLéon Degrelle comme référence des droites radicales allemandes après 1945
Brüll, Christoph ULg

in Dard, Olivier (Ed.) Références et thèmes des droites radicales au XXe siècle (Europe/Amériques) (2014)

The Belgian fascist Léon Degrelle claimed easily being Hitler’s spiritual heir in the post-war, a role which became obvious at the end of the 1970’s when he was the last of the great War collaborators ... [more ▼]

The Belgian fascist Léon Degrelle claimed easily being Hitler’s spiritual heir in the post-war, a role which became obvious at the end of the 1970’s when he was the last of the great War collaborators still alive. On the fringes of the political spectrum Degrelle’s personality was still fascinating. This was also the case in Germany where – like an absent chief – he was used as a reference by right-wing movements from various tendencies – from the, expected, reference for the veterans of the Waffen-SS to reference for neo-nazi movements at the turn of the 1970-1980s. Finally, he was also a reference for the Europeanization of the right-wing extremism which considered him as a “watchkeeper” for the West. After a brief return to the period before 1945, this contribution is searching for traces of what Degrelle could be for German right-wing extremists and furnishing a first analysis through some key moments covering chronological and thematic segments from the 1950s to Degrelle’s death in 1994. It studies a little known dimension of Belgian-German relations, an European discourse which was of course anticommunist and antiliberal but was using as mean of action facts of the past which had constantly to be legitimized and brought back to life. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailMarquage casuel des dépendants nominaux du verbe en ancien français: approche dépendancielle
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Neveu, Franck; Blumenthal, Peter; Gerstenberg, Annette (Eds.) et al 4e Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française. Berlin, Allemagne, 19-23 Juillet 2014 (2014)

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See detailInformatiser le Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch: la nécessaire prise en compte de l'utilisateur
Renders, Pascale ULg; Baiwir, Esther ULg

in Abel, Andrea; Vettori, Chiara; Ralli, Natascia (Eds.) Proceedings of the XVI EURALEX International Congress: The User in Focus, 15-19 juillet 2014 (2014)

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See detailUse of high performance computing in animal breeding
Vandenplas, Jérémie ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Book of Abstracts of the 65th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (2014)

High-perfomance computing facilities proposing shared-memory and distributed-memory multiprocessors are becoming available. With those clusters, parallel computing could lead to increased performances and ... [more ▼]

High-perfomance computing facilities proposing shared-memory and distributed-memory multiprocessors are becoming available. With those clusters, parallel computing could lead to increased performances and problem sizes. However, to our knowledge and especially for variance components estimations, most software available in animal breeding, based on sparse matrices computations, do not allow parallel computing and are limited by memory accessible by the central processing unit, or allow parallel computing only for options with dense matrices computations, which limits anyway problem sizes due to storage of dense matrices. The aim was to propose simple and effective modifications for the BLUPF90 family of programs to reduce computing time with consideration of required memory. Modifications were based on academic free packages proposing solver and sparse inversion for sparse symmetric indefinite linear systems. First, modifications concerned the sparse inversion subroutine implemented in the package FSPAK. Rearrangements of 'do' loops to allow optimizations of computer operations by some compilers and addition of OpenMP directives were performed. The ordering operation was modified to more easily compare a multiple minimum degree algorithm (MMD; implemented in FSPAK) and a multilevel nested dissection algorithm (implemented in METIS 4.0.3). Second, the package PARDISO Version 5.0.0 was used instead of FSPAK. This package proposes in particular a parallel solver and sparse inversion on shared-memory multiprocessors. Modified FSPAK and PARDISO were compared to original FSPAK using MMD through REMLF90. Different models, such as univariate or bivariate (random regressions) test-day animal and single-step genomic models, were tested. All jobs were run 5 times. With an appropriate ordering algorithm, speedup for each REMLF90 iteration were up to 7.5 for modified FSPAK and up to 22.8 for PARDISO with 2 threads. With 4 threads, speedup increased to 8.3 and 32.5, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailMulti-scale model of the cardiovascular system
Kosta, Sarah ULg; Pironet, Antoine ULg; Negroni, Jorge et al

in 13th Belgian National Day on Biomedical Engineering (2014)

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See detailUse of high performance computing in animal breeding
Vandenplas, Jérémie ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in Book of Abstracts of the 65th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (2014)

High-perfomance computing facilities proposing shared-memory and distributed-memory multiprocessors are becoming available. With those clusters, parallel computing could lead to increased performances and ... [more ▼]

High-perfomance computing facilities proposing shared-memory and distributed-memory multiprocessors are becoming available. With those clusters, parallel computing could lead to increased performances and problem sizes. However, to our knowledge and especially for variance components estimations, most software available in animal breeding, based on sparse matrices computations, do not allow parallel computing and are limited by memory accessible by the central processing unit, or allow parallel computing only for options with dense matrices computations, which limits anyway problem sizes due to storage of dense matrices. The aim was to propose simple and effective modifications for the BLUPF90 family of programs to reduce computing time with consideration of required memory. Modifications were based on academic free packages proposing solver and sparse inversion for sparse symmetric indefinite linear systems. First, modifications concerned the sparse inversion subroutine implemented in the package FSPAK. Rearrangements of 'do' loops to allow optimizations of computer operations by some compilers and addition of OpenMP directives were performed. The ordering operation was modified to more easily compare a multiple minimum degree algorithm (MMD; implemented in FSPAK) and a multilevel nested dissection algorithm (implemented in METIS 4.0.3). Second, the package PARDISO Version 5.0.0 was used instead of FSPAK. This package proposes in particular a parallel solver and sparse inversion on shared-memory multiprocessors. Modified FSPAK and PARDISO were compared to original FSPAK using MMD through REMLF90. Different models, such as univariate or bivariate (random regressions) test-day animal and single-step genomic models, were tested. All jobs were run 5 times. With an appropriate ordering algorithm, speedup for each REMLF90 iteration were up to 7.5 for modified FSPAK and up to 22.8 for PARDISO with 2 threads. With 4 threads, speedup increased to 8.3 and 32.5, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailEarly Jezirah 3b Pottery from Tell Beydar, Selected Inventories from latest excavation campaigns
Mas, Juliette ULg; Gavagnin, Katia

in Bieliński, P; Gawlikowski, M; Koliński, R (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, 30 April – 4 May 2012, University of Warsaw, Volume 2: Excavation and Progress Reports, Posters (2014)

Since 1992, excavations at Tell Beydar have offered the opportunity to explore an urban centre of the Upper Khabur region. The extensive exploration of the EJZ 3b levels gave us access to the urbanism and ... [more ▼]

Since 1992, excavations at Tell Beydar have offered the opportunity to explore an urban centre of the Upper Khabur region. The extensive exploration of the EJZ 3b levels gave us access to the urbanism and the architecture of the city as well as its material culture, especially the pottery. The assemblages presented in this paper were exclusively found directly on the floors of various buildings (of a public, domestic, religious, offi- cial nature) and inside a grave. Most of these inventories consist of complete vessels discovered either intact or smashed but restorable. The aim of this paper is to investigate if, or to what extent, the intra-site distribution of the morphological repertoire of Beydar IIIb ceramic is related to its context of use. [less ▲]

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See detailTsunamis triggered the Late Frasnian Kellwasser extinction event
Poty, Edouard ULg; Denayer, Julien ULg; Mottequin, Bernard ULg

in 4th International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza, Abstracts volume (2014)

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See detailL'emprise du modèle français au XVIIIe siècle dans les Pays-Bas méridionaux et la principauté de Liège
De Harlez De Deulin, Nathalie ULg

in Martella, Marco (Ed.) L'héritage d'André Le Nôtre : les jardins à la française, entre tradition et modernité (2014)

The origins of the French garden in the southern Low Countries and the principality of Liège through the iconographic documents, and his developments during the main part of the 18th century. Among the ... [more ▼]

The origins of the French garden in the southern Low Countries and the principality of Liège through the iconographic documents, and his developments during the main part of the 18th century. Among the representative exemples we find notably the garden of the castles of Beloeil, Leeuwergem and Freÿr. [less ▲]

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See detailAN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH TO PLANT HEALTH: THE PROCEDURAL CONCEPT APPLIED TO COMMON BEAN SEED SYSTEMS
Klaedtke, Stéphanie ULg; Stassart, Pierre M ULg; Chable, Véronique

in Rahman, G; AKSOY, U (Eds.) Building organic Bridges (2014)

Pathogen-free seed is one strategy to protect plants and prevent the introduction and spread of dangerous pests. While this strategy reduces damage to crops and delays the global spread of pathogens, it ... [more ▼]

Pathogen-free seed is one strategy to protect plants and prevent the introduction and spread of dangerous pests. While this strategy reduces damage to crops and delays the global spread of pathogens, it may also be regarded as an overly reductionist approach to plant health disfavoring the resilience of cropping systems. Rather than defining plant health as an objective entity, a procedural concept consisting of a set of rules for debate in order to incorporate different viewpoints on the continua between naturalist and normativist approaches, negative and positive definitions, reductionism and holism and functionality and resilience has been proposed. In the ongoing research project presented here, the questions suggested are applied to the case of common bean seed produced by small-scale organic seed producers in Western Europe. [less ▲]

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See detailFULL-SCALE SEISMIC TESTING OF MODERN UNREINFORCED THERMAL INSULATION CLAY BLOCK MASONRY HOUSES
Mendes, Luis; Candeias, Paulo; Correia, A et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Masonry Conference 2014 (2014)

In the scope of the transnational access activities of the European research project SERIES, the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) has provided access to its 3-D shaking table to the ... [more ▼]

In the scope of the transnational access activities of the European research project SERIES, the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) has provided access to its 3-D shaking table to the international construction company Wienerberger AG and to a group of European experts, in order to perform full-scale seismic tests on an industrial solution for buildings using a modern unreinforced thermal insulation clay block masonry structure. Such solution represents a very common construction method in Central Europe and, although there are cyclic shear test results available, its effective dynamic response under seismic events still requires experimental validation. For this purpose, two full-scale mock-ups with different geometries were tested on the 3-D shaking table using a series of seismic records with increasing intensity. This paper focuses on the most relevant experimental results regarding the structural response of the specimens, e.g., the dynamic response evolution, the collapse mechanism identified and the maximum drift values measured. The paper closes with the main conclusions drawn and with proposals for future developments. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailImpact de l’érosion littorale sur les migrations forcées. Cas de Cotonou, Bénin.
Ozer, Pierre ULg; Hountondji, Yvon-Carmen; Bessan, Modestine Victoire et al

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

En utilisant la fonction multi dates disponible dans Google Earth, cet article estime la superficie érodée à Cotonou entre 2002 et 2011 à l’est de l’exutoire du Lac Nokoué. En outre, il évalue le nombre ... [more ▼]

En utilisant la fonction multi dates disponible dans Google Earth, cet article estime la superficie érodée à Cotonou entre 2002 et 2011 à l’est de l’exutoire du Lac Nokoué. En outre, il évalue le nombre de maisons détruites ainsi que le nombre de personnes contraintes à une migration forcée. Les figures sont importantes puisque de l’ordre de cent mètres de zone côtière ont totalement disparu en une décennie sur un tronçon de près de six kilomètres de long en pleine ville ou en proche périphérie. [less ▲]

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See detailDrame et récit de l'événement : qu'arrive-t-il au lecteur ?
Servais, Christine ULg

in Brunner, Pascale; Elefante, Chiara; Stavroula, Katsiki (Eds.) et al Interpréter l'événement. Aspects linguistiques, discursifs et sociétaux (2014)

On analyse ici les manifestations discursives de la contradiction que constitue en soi, pour le discours médiatique, un événement, et ce en faisant porter l'interrogation sur le récepteur. Il s'agit de se ... [more ▼]

On analyse ici les manifestations discursives de la contradiction que constitue en soi, pour le discours médiatique, un événement, et ce en faisant porter l'interrogation sur le récepteur. Il s'agit de se demander comment le média relaie le choc que constitue l'événement en nouant ensemble deux affirmations : l'événement fait quelque chose au discours médiatique et celui-ci fait quelque chose au lecteur. Cette dimension performative du discours est soutenue par la déconstruction derridienne du signe linguistique et par la notion de "partage du sensible" de Jacques Rancière. [less ▲]

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See detailLes TICE dans les approches interculturelles en classe de FLE/S : Leviers ou obstacles dans l’apprentissage de l’écrit ? Pratiques déclarées et représentations d’enseignants de FLE/S en contexte universitaire
Dezutter, Olivier; Bleys, Françoise; Eid, Rodine et al

in EID, Cynthia; FADEL, Fady (Eds.) Les interculturalités, État des lieux et perspectives, théories et pratiques (2014)

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See detailEffect of inhaled hysrosoluble curcumin in lipopolysaccharide-induced lung neutrophilia in horses
Sandersen, Charlotte ULg; Cerri, Simona ULg; Franck, Thierry ULg et al

in Dorothy Russel Havemeyer Foundation IAD Workshop (2014)

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See detailEfficient estimation of the high-order response statistics of a wind-excited oscillator with nonlinear velocity feedback
Denoël, Vincent ULg; Carassale, Luigi

in Proceedings of the XIII Conference of the Italian Association for Wind engineering (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailDe l’enregistrement des données infirmières à la mise en évidence de profils de soins.
THONON, Olivier ULg; LAPORT, Nancy; GILLAIN, Daniel et al

in Actes de la 6ème conférence francophone en Gestion et Ingénierie des SystèmEs Hospitaliers - GISEH (2014)

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See detailThe gaia-ESO survey and massive stars
Blomme, R.; Fremat, Y.; Gosset, Eric ULg et al

in IAU Symposium 307 (2014)

As part of the Gaia-ESO Survey (GES), a number of clusters will be observed that were chosen speci cally for their massive-star content. We report on the procedures we followed to determine the stellar ... [more ▼]

As part of the Gaia-ESO Survey (GES), a number of clusters will be observed that were chosen speci cally for their massive-star content. We report on the procedures we followed to determine the stellar parameters from the massive-star spectra of this survey. We intercompare the results from the di erent techniques used by the nodes of our group to determine these parameters and discuss some of the problems encountered. We present preliminary results for NGC 6705, NGC 3293, and Trumpler 14. We study microturbulence in A-type stars, we use the repeat observation to investigate binarity, and we determine cluster membership from the radial velocity information. The large number of massive-star spectra obtained by the Gaia-ESO Survey will allow us to critically test stellar evolution modelling [less ▲]

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See detailDescribing the ‘elusive’ : Availability, Preparation and Use of Anthocyanin Colourants in Mediaeval European Illuminators’ Workshops
Neven, Sylvie ULg; Sanyova, Jana

in Dubois, Hélène; Eyb-Green, Sigrid; Kroustallis, Stephanos (Eds.) et al Making and transforming art : changes in artists’ materials and practice (2014)

Anthocyanins are colorants which provide most of the blue, red and violet colours in numerous plants and fruits. Because of their great sensitivity to the slightest changes in pH and their instability in ... [more ▼]

Anthocyanins are colorants which provide most of the blue, red and violet colours in numerous plants and fruits. Because of their great sensitivity to the slightest changes in pH and their instability in ordinary daylight, it is generally thought that these colorants were used only to dye everyday clothes in a domestic context. However, medieval artists’ recipe books not only describe these elusive substances, but also indicate their use in illumination. This is notably the case for the texts of the so-called ‘Strasbourg Tradition’, written in the south of Germany and the north of France between 1400 and 1560, and partly composed from an older Alsatian treatise on illumination. Departing from these sources, this paper details the methods employed to prepare these colorants and (re)evaluates their diverse uses in painting and illuminating techniques. This technical data subsequently served as a basis upon which to make reconstructions. Finally, an attempt to correlate the information provided by these recipe books with specific artistic practices was carried out by collating the descriptions with the results of analyses from contemporary illuminations by an Alsatian workshop active in the same geographical area. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEtude longitudinale des besoins psychosociaux de personnes atteintes de cancer : Hiérarchisation et résolution de problème
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte; DEVOS, Martine ULg et al

in Christophe, Véronique; Ducro, Claire; Antoine, Pascale (Eds.) Psychologie de la santé : Individu, famille et société (2014)

INTRODUCTION. L’existence et l’importance des besoins psychosociaux vécus par les conjoints de personnes atteintes de cancer ont été mises en évidence à plusieurs reprises. Afin de diminuer ces besoins ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION. L’existence et l’importance des besoins psychosociaux vécus par les conjoints de personnes atteintes de cancer ont été mises en évidence à plusieurs reprises. Afin de diminuer ces besoins, notre recherche-action teste l’efficacité de la combinaison de deux méthodes d’action : la hiérarchisation des besoins puis la résolution de problème ajustée à ces besoins. MÉTHODOLOGIE. Notre étude, longitudinale, randomisée, comporte trois temps d’évaluations séparés de trois semaines (T0, T1 et T2) et deux groupes (expérimental et contrôle). Au T0, les deux groupes réalisent la hiérarchisation des besoins. Entre T0 et T1, le groupe expérimental bénéficie de la résolution de problème. Entre T1 et T2, le groupe contrôle reçoit, à son tour, cette méthode. Les questionnaires administrés aux différents temps d’évaluation sont : données sociodémographiques, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Psychosocial Needs Inventory (PNI), questionnaire relatif au sentiment d’autoefficacité (GSES). HYPOTHESES. Entre T0 et T1, une amélioration générale des scores est attendue dans les deux groupes : celle-ci devrait s’avérer plus importante dans le groupe expérimental, ayant réalisé la résolution de problème. Entre T1 et T2, les scores du groupe contrôle, ayant alors pratiqué cette méthode, devraient s’améliorer et rejoindre ceux obtenus par le groupe expérimental au T1.RÉSULTATS. Trente-sept personnes ont accepté de participer : groupe expérimental (N=19, hommes=12, femmes=7) et groupe contrôle (N=18, hommes=11, femmes=7). Les groupes expérimental et contrôle présentent respectivement une moyenne d’âge de 59 et de 58 ans. Au T0, les scores moyens sur la HADS sont de 11,95 pour le groupe expérimental et de 13,94 pour le groupe contrôle ; le nombre moyen de besoins psychosociaux sur le PNI est de 29 dans les deux groupes ; les moyennes sur la GSES sont de 33,53 pour le groupe expérimental et de 32,33 pour le groupe contrôle. La récolte des données se poursuit et nous réaliserons des analyses de type ANOVA à mesures répétées afin d’évaluer les changements en fonction du temps (T0, T1 et T2) et du groupe (expérimental vs contrôle). [less ▲]

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See detailStereo matching method using multiple angular signatures matched by multidimensional dynamic time warping (MD-DTW)
Grogna, David ULg; Guerri, Géraldine; Verly, Jacques ULg

in IEEE Xplore Digital Library (2014)

We consider the problem of matching interest points (IPs) extracted from the two images of a stereoscopic pair. We describe each IP via a descriptor consisting in one angular signature for a grayscale ... [more ▼]

We consider the problem of matching interest points (IPs) extracted from the two images of a stereoscopic pair. We describe each IP via a descriptor consisting in one angular signature for a grayscale image, three signatures for a color image, and, more generally, N signatures for N coregistered images of different modalities. Each angular signature is generated by spinning a “steerable x-tapered, y-derivative, half-Gaussian filter” 360° around each IP. The novel contribution of the paper is the use of multidimensional dynamic time warping (MD-DTW) for (1) producing a single, common warping for all pairs of corresponding signatures in the two descriptors of two IPs that are candidate for matching, and (2) for computing a single related distance between the two sets of signatures. Preliminary experimental results and a comparison with the results obtained with SIFT descriptors and matching via the smallest Euclidean distance in parameter space demonstrates the value of this novel approach. [less ▲]

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See detailImproving the Energy Efficiency of the Building Stock: A Bottom-up Model and its Application in an Online Interactive Portal
Cuvellier, Simon; Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Proceedings of PLEA 2014 (2014)

There is an urgent need to reduce energy uses in new and retrofitted buildings. In Europe, energy consumption in the building sector still represents more than 40% of the final energy use. Emerging ... [more ▼]

There is an urgent need to reduce energy uses in new and retrofitted buildings. In Europe, energy consumption in the building sector still represents more than 40% of the final energy use. Emerging countries are also concerned by such issues at even wider levels because of the huge demographic growth they are witnessing. Numerous research studies have highlighted the need to produce more efficient buildings, but also to retrofit the existing building stock. However, research methods and tools that allow a precise quantification of energy uses in buildings and energy savings related to various actions (insulating the roofs, changing the glazing, behavioral changes, etc.) are mainly dedicated to trained professional users, thus neglecting the huge potential energy savings that is linked to individual actions undertaken by citizens in their dwellings. In this context, the main aim of our research is to raise awareness of energy efficiency in residential buildings and encourage positive changes to the energy efficiency of the building stock, starting at the individual scale. This paper first presents the methodology that allows a precise energy assessment (heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, appliances and cooking) of buildings (at the house, neighborhood, city and region scales) on the basis of a “bottom-up” approach. This methodology uses a typological classification of buildings, thermal simulations and local surveys. In this paper, this methodology is applied to the Walloon (Belgium) building stock. Many parameters are defined and taken into account to capture the specificities of numerous types of buildings (e.g., the number of floors, common ownership, orientation, thermal performances, ventilation, etc.). Several occupation modes are modelled to capture the impact of occupants’ behavior on energy consumption. To take into account the impact of urban form, correction factors are defined and applied according to the type of neighborhoods in which the buildings are located. All things considered, 250,000 individual results are obtained and stored in a huge database. Linear extrapolations and correction factors are used to extrapolate and apply these results to any type of residential building in Wallonia. This methodology is then used to develop an online portal that aims to strengthen citizens’ awareness of the necessity for ecological changes in the building sector and encourage individual actions to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. This tool allows for a transfer of the main results of a two-year scientific research effort to citizens in a very simple and intuitive way. Although the results presented in this paper are focused on Wallonia (Belgium), the research is easily reproducible to other territories by adapting local parameters. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of electrical resistance tomography measurements obtained in a bubble column: Dynamics aspects, first results
Fransolet, Emmanuelle; Crine, Michel ULg; L'Homme, Guy ULg et al

in Mann, R.; Mewes, D.; Ronson, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of 2nd World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Hanovre, Germany, 29-31 août 2001 (2014)

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See detailTowards sustainable neighbourhoods: a new handbook and its application
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Marchettini, M; Brebbia, C.A.; Pulselli, R.M. (Eds.) The Sustainable City IX : Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (2014)

This paper presents a practical handbook that aims at helping local authorities and private developers to build and assess “sustainable neighbourhoods” in Wallonia (Belgium). This handbook was developed ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a practical handbook that aims at helping local authorities and private developers to build and assess “sustainable neighbourhoods” in Wallonia (Belgium). This handbook was developed by the Research Centre on Territorial, Urban and Rural Sciences (Lepur, University of Liège), at the request of the Walloon Minister of the Environment, Spatial Planning and Mobility. The concrete aim of the handbook is to concretely define the concept of "sustainable neighbourhood" by clearly tagging the minimum criteria that a real estate project must meet to obtain the “sustainable neighbourhood” label in Wallonia. It is a tool for decision support in the design as well as the evaluation of real estate projects, since the early stages of their design. The handbook is structured into 5 main theme and 25 criteria of sustainability. In a broad vision of sustainability, this handbook is not strictly limited to energy issues but considers "sustainability" in all its multiple components: location, network connection, mobility of inhabitants, use of natural resources, landscaping, waste management, diversity of function, social interactions, among others. The handbook is firstly presented and, then, applied to 12 recent case studies in order to identify common invariants in the design process of “sustainable neighbourhoods” and barriers to the integration of cross-cutting principles of sustainability in neighbourhood projects. Our main results namely show that the criteria dealing with energy performance of buildings and green spaces have percolated in many cases. However, the diversity of housing types, the accessibility to handicapped peoples, social diversity and participation issues remain poorly addressed in most of the cases studies. [less ▲]

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See detailRéalisation d’un inventaire typologique et dendrochronologique des charpentes anciennes en région Bruxelles-Capitale
Weitz, Armelle ULg; Charruadas, Paulo ULg; Crémer, Sarah et al

in Chronique, Archaeologia Mediaevalis 37, Namur, 13-14 mars 2014 (2014)

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See detailNew finds of goniatite anaptychi from the Frasnian (Upper Devonian) of Belgium
Goolaerts, Stijn; Denayer, Julien ULg; Holemans, Tony et al

in Klug, Chritian; Fusch, Dirk (Eds.) 5th International Symposium Coleoid Cephalopods through Time, Abstracts and program (2014)

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See detailAn agent-based micro-simulation framework to assess the impact of river floods on transportation systems: implementation trajectory for an assessment in the Brussels metropolitan area
Saadi, Ismaïl ULg; Eftekhar, Hamed ULg; El Saeid Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed ULg et al

in Proceeding of the International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (2014)

Several studies were made to assess the direct damage but few studies tackled the topic related to the assessment of indirect damage. This paper discusses the development of a large scale agent-based ... [more ▼]

Several studies were made to assess the direct damage but few studies tackled the topic related to the assessment of indirect damage. This paper discusses the development of a large scale agent-based micro-simulation framework to assess the economic damage caused by river floods. The advantage of this approach is that the economic loss can be assessed at individual level. For that purpose, relationship is established between costs and trips cancelation/duration growth. As the numerical simulations depend largely on the initial demand, the accuracy of the data is fundamental. The model is based upon several disaggregated data related to mobility behaviour of the Belgian citizens. The study area covers the Brussels metropolitan area which was subjected to several floods in the past and may see the risk increasing in the coming decades. [less ▲]

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See detailPatch repair: compatibility issues
Garbacz, Andrzej; Courard, Luc ULg; Bissonnette, Benoît et al

in Grantham, Michael; Basheer, Muhammed; Magee, Bryan (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Concrete Repair (2014)

Repair of any concrete structure results in formation of complex, at least two-component repair systems. Compatibility approach is treated as a basic requirement during selection of repair material ... [more ▼]

Repair of any concrete structure results in formation of complex, at least two-component repair systems. Compatibility approach is treated as a basic requirement during selection of repair material. Recently, the understanding for compatibility requirements in repair systems approach is demonstrated in many papers. The aim of this paper is analyzing the compatibility between repair materials and concrete substrate in the case of patch repair. The compatibility issues were discussed in light of the various requirements which determine the mathematical space of loads, including chemical, mechanical and other physical (mainly thermal) loads. N-dimensional compatibility space is created, taking into account selected patch material control parameters. The requirements for good compatibility between repair material and concrete substrate can be formulated by using mathematical inequalities, where the variables are the material control parameters. The effects of properties of the both repair material and concrete substrate were analyzed using computer system ANCOMP developed at Warsaw University of Technology. Usability of this approach was demonstrated using selected case study as an example. [less ▲]

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See detailAdhérence des réparations en béton: évaluation et facteurs d'influence
Bissonnette, Benoït; Courard, Luc ULg; Jolin, Marc et al

in Damidot, Denis (Ed.) Actes de la 15ème édition des journées scientifiques (2014)

La réparation et le renforcement des structures existantes en béton comptent parmi les plus importants défis auxquels les ingénieurs civils sont confrontés aujourd’hui et qu’ils devront relever dans les ... [more ▼]

La réparation et le renforcement des structures existantes en béton comptent parmi les plus importants défis auxquels les ingénieurs civils sont confrontés aujourd’hui et qu’ils devront relever dans les années à venir. Les préoccupations actuelles concernant le développement durable favorisent la réfection au détriment de la construction neuve et ne peuvent que renforcer cette tendance. Des efforts concertés de la part des scientifiques et ingénieurs sont encore nécessaires afin d’améliorer la conception des réparations en béton et d’en assurer la qualité et la fiabilité attendues. L’un des aspects essentiels de la durabilité des réparations en béton et des revêtements ou traitements de surface est la qualité de l’adhérence entre le matériau de réparation et le béton existant. Le présent article résume les principales conclusions de travaux réalisés en collaboration en vue d’identifier les facteurs influençant l’adhérence des réparations (la rugosité, le degré de saturation et la carbonatation du substrat) et l’évaluation de celle-ci en conditions in situ (type de chargement, alignement de l’appareil). Sur la base des résultats recueillis, des recommandations concernant la préparation de la surface avant réparation ont été émises dans un guide du USBR aux États-Unis. [less ▲]

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See detailThe B Fields in OB Stars (BOB) Survey
Morel, Thierry ULg; Castro, N.; Fossati, L. et al

in IAU Symposium (2014)

The B fields in OB stars (BOB) survey is an ESO large programme collecting spectropolarimetric observations for a large number of early-type stars in order to study the occurrence rate, properties, and ... [more ▼]

The B fields in OB stars (BOB) survey is an ESO large programme collecting spectropolarimetric observations for a large number of early-type stars in order to study the occurrence rate, properties, and ultimately the origin of magnetic fields in massive stars. As of July 2014, a total of 98 objects were observed over 20 nights with FORS2 and HARPSpol. Our preliminary results indicate that the fraction of magnetic OB stars with an organised, detectable field is low. This conclusion, now independently reached by two different surveys, has profound implications for any theoretical model attempting to explain the field formation in these objects. We discuss in this contribution some important issues addressed by our observations (e.g., the lower bound of the field strength) and the discovery of some remarkable objects. [less ▲]

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See detailSuitability of the soil map and legacy data in wallonia (BE) to support the GSM initiative
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg

in Arrouays, Dominique; McKenzie, Neil; Hempel, Jon (Eds.) et al GlobalSoilMap - Basis of the global spatial soil information system (2014)

Belgium is covered with large-scale soil map and high density of historical profiles, now available in a numerical format. This papier first gives an overview of the soil properties which can be predicted ... [more ▼]

Belgium is covered with large-scale soil map and high density of historical profiles, now available in a numerical format. This papier first gives an overview of the soil properties which can be predicted from these documents, in combination with the legacy data, and of the uncertainty we can expect for now. The great potential of the soil map is highlighted, as well as its complexity. Example of the soil depth to rock points out the need of a thorough understanding of the soil map in order (i) to interpret correctly the information hidden behind each symbols or emerging from their combination and (ii) to take into account the sub-regional features. Expert knowledge seems essential, associated with historical and new hard data, in order to build a rich and confident map which respects the recommendations of the GlobalSoilMap.net project. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyse exploratoire des propriétés sémantiques et syntaxiques des verbes « psychologiques » (classe P) dans Les Verbes Français
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Née, Émilie; Daube, Jean-Michel; Valette, Mathieu (Eds.) et al Actes des 12es Journées internationales d’Analyse statistique des Données Textuelles (2014)

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See detailEsiti funesti della vittoria di Ravenna. La morte e i funerali di Gaston de Foix, duca di Nemours
Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Bolognesi, Dante; Chittolini, Giorgio; Giovannini, Carla (Eds.) et al 1512. La battaglia du Ravenna, l’Italia, l’Europa (2014)

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

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

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See detailA possible new mineral species, "ferrogatehouseite" (Fe,Mn)5(PO4)2(OH)4 from Conţu Pegmatite, Romania.
Calin, N; Fransolet, André-Mathieu ULg; Baijot, Maxime ULg et al

in IMA 2014 – International Mineralogical Association, Abstract book (2014)

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See detailComment Descartes et Leibniz (disent qu'ils) lisent les philosophes
Bouquiaux, Laurence ULg

in Les arts de lire des philosophes. Théorie et pratique de la lecture des textes chez les philosophes de l’âge classique (2014)

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See detailExperts’ opinions concerning the minimum content of a national household travel survey
Cools, Mario ULg; Armoogum, Jimmy; Diana, Marco

in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods (2014)

Although an extensive literature is available concerning the design of travel surveys, fewer research initiatives have been carried out to determine the content of the survey itself. The objective of the ... [more ▼]

Although an extensive literature is available concerning the design of travel surveys, fewer research initiatives have been carried out to determine the content of the survey itself. The objective of the present work is to identify such minimum set through a survey (MTSQ – Mini-Travel Survey Questionnaire) targeted to experts in this field. Moreover, it is investigated whether unanimity exists in the experts’ opinions concerning the importance of various types of questions and whether regional and/or professional differences exist. The MTSQ survey was successfully completed by 81 respondents in October-November 2012, mainly from Europe and North America. The study identified the most important questions, which should form the core of any NHTS. This list is especially useful for countries which do not yet have implemented a NHTS, and for defining the set of questions in case a harmonized household travel survey spanning across different countries will be initialized. Secondly, the paper investigated whether unanimity exists in the experts’ opinions. Our analyses clearly pinpointed different evaluations according to the experts’ characteristics, thus it could be concluded that unanimity is certainly not complete. Thus, whenever developing standards for travel surveys these differences should be taken into account, according to both the prospective data users the intended data usages. Especially the differences with respect to the regional context (North-American versus European), and involvement with the NHTS should be acknowledged. [less ▲]

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See detailImpacts des récentes variations pluviométriques sur le droit du sol, l’accès a l’eau et l’agriculture en Mauritanie : l’exemple du lac de Mâle
Gassani, Jean; De Longueville, Florence ULg; Gemenne, François ULg et al

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

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is at a socio-political crossroads in its history. Environmental crises coupled with the transformation of economic activities and population pressures disrupt social ... [more ▼]

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is at a socio-political crossroads in its history. Environmental crises coupled with the transformation of economic activities and population pressures disrupt social structures of the country. The drought that began in 1970 has transformed the nomadic lifestyle, forcing them to settle. This deeply changed tribes’ perception access to land and water resources, and has led to increased pressure on the Haratines (former black slaves) in agricultural production. With the release of human rights, the enactment of a land law, and taking into account the Sharia, former slaves claimed their ownership of the land they cultivated. The refusal of the latter to access their application, the Haratines headed for land undeveloped and interfered in the customary practice of the management of water catchments. The latent conflict escalated into open in the watershed of Lake Mâle. Today, the situation does not improve since the political will collides with local tribal authorities. [less ▲]

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See detailAn analytical approach for Piano Key weir hydraulic design
Machiels, Olivier; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Erpicum, Sébastien; Laugier, Frédéric; Pfister, Michael (Eds.) et al Labyrinth and Piano Key weirs II - PKW 2013 (2014)

A hydraulic design equation for Piano Key Weirs is set up using the results of a large experimental parametric study. Comparison of the analytical formulation with experi-mental data from various physical ... [more ▼]

A hydraulic design equation for Piano Key Weirs is set up using the results of a large experimental parametric study. Comparison of the analytical formulation with experi-mental data from various physical modeling studies, considering idealized as well as real projects Piano Key Weirs configurations, shows a 15% accuracy in unit discharge prediction on a large range of geometric parameters values. Comparison of the proposed formulation to two other recently proposed equations highlights the importance to consider such analytical approaches inside the range of parameter values for which they have been validated. [less ▲]

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See detailShaking table tests on unreinforced load-bearing masonry frames
Mordant, Christophe ULg; Dietz, Matt; Taylor, Collin et al

in Cunha, A; Caetano, E; Ribeiro, P (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014 (2014)

The last years have seen an increasing interest of engineers for unreinforced masonry structures, leading to strong improvements in the knowledge of their behaviour in usual conditions. Further ... [more ▼]

The last years have seen an increasing interest of engineers for unreinforced masonry structures, leading to strong improvements in the knowledge of their behaviour in usual conditions. Further investigations are however still required about their seismic behaviour. Indeed, the current design rules for such situations are commonly admitted as rather conservative, limiting thus the use of these structures, included in low or moderate seismic areas. This conservative character is in particular associated with the facts that walls perpendicular to the seismic action are usually neglected and that horizontal spanning elements are not properly considered, leading to an underestimation of the favourable frame effect. The present contribution describes shaking table tests on unreinforced load-bearing masonry sub-structures aiming at a better understanding of their dynamic behaviour. The tested specimens are two single-storey frames with respectively T- and L-shaped masonry piers coupled by a RC lintel and a slab. In particular, the T-shaped piers of the first frame are oriented in such a way to create a non-symmetric system. The L-shaped piers of the second frame are made of two perpendicular walls connected by different methods. The experimental study focuses on specific topics, such as the frame behaviour and the contribution of walls perpendicular to the direction of the seismic action. The issue of global and local torsion, the influence of the wall-to-wall connection technique and the gravity loading patterns are also investigated. The paper summarizes the main test results, including characterization of the dynamic properties of the specimens. A significant rocking behaviour is also evidenced for the highest input acceleration levels. Direct post-tests observations show the importance of the torsional effects, of the connection type between walls of a pier and of the loading configuration. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Horn of Africa, the Factors of a Unity. Wars, Cultures and Imperialisms (19-20th centuries)
Genin, Vincent ULg

in Literatures of the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti) : Beyond the Language and the Territory (2014)

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See detailProlégomènes à l’analyse du discours scientifique. Qu’est-ce ? Pour quoi ? Par qui ? Comment ?
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in Gravet, Catherine (Ed.) Ecriture scientifique, écriture sous contrainte ? (2014)

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See detailExtended capabilities of the Liège Intra Nuclear Cascade Model
Boudard, A.; David, J.-C.; Leray, S. et al

in Proceedings of the 11th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp11) (2014)

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See detailInteger Programs with Prescribed Number of Solutions and a Weighted Version of Doignon-Bell-Scarf’s Theorem
Aliev, Iskander; De Loera, Jesus; Louveaux, Quentin ULg

in Lee, Jon; Vygen, Jens (Eds.) Proceedings of the 17th IPCO (2014)

In this paper we study a generalization of the classical fesibility problem in integer linear programming, where an ILP needs to have a prescribed number of solutions to be considered solved. We first ... [more ▼]

In this paper we study a generalization of the classical fesibility problem in integer linear programming, where an ILP needs to have a prescribed number of solutions to be considered solved. We first provide a generalization of the famous Doignon-Bell-Scarf theorem: Given an integer k, we prove that there exists a constant c(k, n), depending only on the dimension n and k, such that if a polyhedron {x : Ax ≤ b} contains exactly k integer solutions, then there exists a subset of the rows of cardinality no more than c(k,n), defining a polyhedron that contains exactly the same k integer solutions. The second contribution of the article presents a structure theory that characterizes precisely the set Sg≥k (A) of all vectors b such that the problem Ax = b, x ≥ 0, x ∈ Zn , has at least k-solutions. We demonstrate that this set is finitely generated, a union of translated copies of a semigroup which can be computed explicitly via Hilbert bases computation. Similar results can be derived for those right-hand-side vectors that have exactly k solutions or fewer than k solutions. Finally we show that, when n, k are fixed natural numbers, one can compute in polynomial time an encoding of Sg≥k(A) as a generating function, using a short sum of rational functions. As a consequence, one can identify all right-hand-side vectors that have exactly k solutions (similarly for at least k or less than k solutions). Under the same assumptions we prove that the k-Frobenius number can be computed in polynomial time. [less ▲]

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See detailSécheresse, migration et vulnérabilité à Djibouti-Ville
Ozer, Pierre ULg; Mahamoud, Ayan; Nour Ayeh, Moustapha et al

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

Ces dernières décennies, l’Afrique de l’Est souffre d’une longue et lente détérioration pluviométrique. De 2007 à 2011, la ville de Djibouti a enregistré un déficit de 73% des précipitations moyennes ... [more ▼]

Ces dernières décennies, l’Afrique de l’Est souffre d’une longue et lente détérioration pluviométrique. De 2007 à 2011, la ville de Djibouti a enregistré un déficit de 73% des précipitations moyennes annuelles par rapport à la moyenne de 30 ans (1981-2010). Cette sécheresse sans précédent va mettre de nombreuses familles des zones rurales (de Djibouti, d’Ethiopie et de Somalie) sur la route. Cette migration a pour point de chute la ville de Djibouti où des quartiers neufs se créent, comme Buldhuqo. Totalement inexistant en 2004, il explose après 2009. Les derniers arrivants s’installent dans le fond de l’oued, là même où la zone était inondée en 2004 et 2009 suite à des pluies courtes mais intenses. La prochaine pluie extrême, l’exposition de ces populations précaires aux risques hydrologiques sera maximale. Cette analyse montre que le déficit pluviométrique actuel est exceptionnel et historiquement unique. Les migrations importantes de population induites par cette sécheresse vers la ville de Djibouti doivent être encadrées, notamment lors de leur installation spontanée. Il est nécessaire de diminuer l’exposition aux risques hydrologiques de ces populations sinistrées, pour que les victimes de la sécheresse ne soient pas emportées par un excès pluviométrique. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of microfabric evolution on the retention behaviour of compacted clayey soils
Dieudonné, Anne-Catherine ULg; Della Vecchia, Gabriele; Charlier, Robert ULg et al

in Khalili, Nasser; Russel, Adrian; Khoshghalb, Arman (Eds.) Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailMultiscale aspects in modeling percussive drilling: from wave propagation to rigid body dynamics
Depouhon, Alexandre ULg; Denoël, Vincent ULg; Detournay, Emmanuel

in Proceedings of the 3rd International Colloquium on Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Deep Drilling Systems (2014)

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See detailGénitif -aes/-es pour -ae : vulgarisme ou hellénisme ?
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Molinelli, Piera; Cuzzolin, Pierluigi; Fedriani, Chiara (Eds.) Latin vulgaire latin tardif X. Actes du Xe colloque international sur le latin vulgaire et tardif (Bergamo, 4-9 settembre 2012) (2014)

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See detailBi-stable flow fields and two-way couplings between flow and sedimentation in shallow reservoirs
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Peltier, Yann ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

in 3rd IAHR Europe Congress, Book of Proceedings, Porto, Portugal, 14-16 April 2014 (2014)

Shallow reservoirs are structures commonly used in civil and environmental engineering. Recent experimental and numerical research has focused on the velocity fields and sediment deposits in rectangular ... [more ▼]

Shallow reservoirs are structures commonly used in civil and environmental engineering. Recent experimental and numerical research has focused on the velocity fields and sediment deposits in rectangular shallow reservoirs. These analyses highlighted the existence of fascinating complex flow fields and sedimentation patterns, involving bi-stable flow fields and significant two-way couplings between flow and sedimentation in such reservoirs. We review here the findings of the latest research and present on-going developments. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of the mechanical integrity of a concrete surface by means of combined destructive methods
Courard, Luc ULg; Bissonnette, Benoît; Garbacz, Andrzej et al

in Grantham, Michael; Basheer, Muhammed; Magee, Bryan (Eds.) et al Proceedings of Concrete Solutions (2014)

As a tight bond between the repair and the old concrete is required, the soundness of the prepared surface has to be carefully assessed. This paper presents the results of an investigation intended to ... [more ▼]

As a tight bond between the repair and the old concrete is required, the soundness of the prepared surface has to be carefully assessed. This paper presents the results of an investigation intended to assess and compare quantitatively different test methods, namely the Schmidt rebound hammer, the pull-out test and the pull-off test, to evaluate superficial mechanical integrity of a substrate after concrete removal operations. Although it does not yield a precise evaluation of compressive strength, the Schmidt rebound hammer test is recognized as a useful tool for performing quick surveys to assess concrete uniformity. The pull-off test is very well correlated with the splitting-tensile test, but it is not suited for vertical and overhead surfaces. The Capo pull-out test has limited interest for surface preparation, as it is applicable to flat surfaces only. Conversely, the accelerated pull-out test showed interesting potential as a simple and relatively rapid means for assessing the mechanical integrity of a concrete surface prior to repair for any type of concrete surface. It appears from the results generated in this study that the combination Schmidt hammer / pull-off test could fill the needs for the evaluation of horizontal surfaces after concrete removal, while the combination Schmidt hammer / accelerated pull-out test could be used effectively on vertical and overhead surfaces. [less ▲]

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See detailHydration kinetics of compacted low-density bentonite
Dieudonné, Anne-Catherine ULg; Romero, Enrique; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Khalili, Nasser; Russel, Adrian; Khoshghalb (Eds.) Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications (2014)

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See detailL’"Atlas marianus", une entreprise collective
Delfosse, Annick ULg

in Christin, Olivier; Flueckiger, Fabrice; Ghermani, Naïma (Eds.) Sacrée géographie. L’"Atlas Marianus" de Wilhelm Gumppenberg et l’éclatement de la chrétienté (2014)

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

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

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See detailInvestigation of the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on the liquid flow morphology by using X-ray tomography
Janzen, Anna; Steube, Julia; Kenig, Evgeny et al

in Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography (2014)

X-ray tomography is used to investigate the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on hydrodynamic quantities, as well as on the liquid flow morphology inside a packed column successively ... [more ▼]

X-ray tomography is used to investigate the influence of packing geometry and of liquid viscosity on hydrodynamic quantities, as well as on the liquid flow morphology inside a packed column successively filled with two structured metallic packing, M752Y and M500X. As expected, liquid holdup and gas-liquid interfacial area increase with liquid flow rate and viscosity. In both packings, the film flow pattern predominates, while flooded regions remain minority. The influence of liquid flow rate and viscosity on flow morphology depends on the packing geometry. In M752Y, film and flooded region flows are clearly influenced, whereas in M500X, they are not. [less ▲]

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See detailShape Optimization of Interior Permanent Magnet Motor for Torque Ripple Reduction
Kuci, Erin ULg; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg; Dular, Patrick ULg et al

in Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization: Lisbon (Portugal), 8-11 September 2014 (2014)

The objective of the paper is to present an open source environment to perform the design, simulation (Gmsh, GetDP) and optimization (OpenOpt) of electrical machines. The design of the permanent magnets ... [more ▼]

The objective of the paper is to present an open source environment to perform the design, simulation (Gmsh, GetDP) and optimization (OpenOpt) of electrical machines. The design of the permanent magnets of a v-shaped interior permanent magnet machine is then considered. The later is modeled using the finite element method with a formulation based on the magnetic vector potential. Optimization is based on mathematical programming approach. A semi-analytical sensitivity analysis is compared with the finite difference. Thanks to this approach, the design time is much shorter than that required by an approach of trial and error used by industry. The reduction of the torque ripple is about 70 \% with respect to the original design. [less ▲]

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

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

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See detailEvolution of clay fabric and water retention properties along hydromechanical stress paths
Dieudonné, Anne-Catherine ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg; Levasseur, Séverine ULg et al

in Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (2014)

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See detailHow and why did Hatshepsut invent the image of her royal power?
Laboury, Dimitri ULg

in Galan, José Manuel; Bryan, Betsy M.; Dorman, Peter F. (Eds.) Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut (2014)

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See detailLe double jeu libertin : du jeu de Blaise Pascal aux Considérations politiques sur les coups d’État de Gabriel Naudé
Decoster, Sara ULg

in Küpper, Achim; Vanden Berghe, Kristine (Eds.) Guerre et jeu : perspectives transversales sur un sujet historique, artistique et culturel à l'époque moderne (2014)

Dans cette conférence, nous nous proposons de déceler les éléments ludiques dans les Considérations politiques sur les coups d’estat (1639) de Gabriel Naudé. Pour ce faire, nous essaierons d’abord de ... [more ▼]

Dans cette conférence, nous nous proposons de déceler les éléments ludiques dans les Considérations politiques sur les coups d’estat (1639) de Gabriel Naudé. Pour ce faire, nous essaierons d’abord de dresser une anthropologie du jeu, sur base des travaux de J. Huizinga et R. Caillois, avant de rejoindre la philosophie wittgensteinienne sur le sujet. Le travail de Naudé étant fortement marqué par son contexte historique, nous avons effectué un rapprochement avec la théorie du divertissement de Pascal, telle que celle-ci apparaît dans les Pensées. Cet examen s’appuie notamment sur les Commentaires d'Henri Gouhier et sur les analyses de Colas Duflo (Le jeu : de Pascal à Schiller). De cette théorie du jeu découle une vision politique très particulière, théorisée par Christian Lazzeri et Gérard Ferreyrolles. La politique est le jeu destiné à organiser la société terrestre, où la loi s’appuie sur la force. Ces idées sont poussées à leur paroxysme dans les Considérations politiques sur les coups d’estat naudéennes. A travers l’exemple du massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy, que Naudé décrit, nous pouvons dégager en quoi consiste le jeu de Naudé : il s’agit d’un espace réglé, qui ne se définit toutefois qu’à posteriori. Le hasard et l’aspect jouissif du secret jouent un rôle important dans la pensée de Naudé. Ainsi se développe un jeu de rôles étrange entre les différents acteurs : le souverain, le peuple, et le philosophe. Les règles du jeu se complexifient, et, finalement, la position des différents pions sur l’échiquier ne sera plus très claire. Cette duplicité est caractéristique du libertinage, dont Naudé est un représentant important. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalytic Propagation for Satellites in Near-Circular Low-Earth Orbits
Martinusi, Vladimir ULg; Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference (2014)

The present work is focused on providing an analytic model for the motion of an low-Earth-orbiting satellite. The model incorporates the two dominant perturbations, namely the atmospheric drag and the ... [more ▼]

The present work is focused on providing an analytic model for the motion of an low-Earth-orbiting satellite. The model incorporates the two dominant perturbations, namely the atmospheric drag and the Earth oblateness. While the latter is modeled by the second zonal harmonic J 2 , both constant and exponential density distribution models of the atmosphere are considered. The satellite orbit is assumed to be almost circular. Closed-form equations of motion are obtained, even time-explicit in the case of a constant atmosphere. The analytic predictions are carefully validated against direct numerical simulations. The resulting model is suitable to be incorporated in onboard propagators for short-term orbit predictions. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Relation Between The Food Price And The Climatic and Agricultural Factors In Republic of Niger
Andres, Ludovic ULg; Du Faux, Judith ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Akın Olgun, F.; Kurtović, Mirsad; Filya, Ismail (Eds.) 25th International Scientific-Experts Congress on Agriculture and Food Industry : Book of abstracts (2014)

In the republic of Niger, the food price is very important for the farmers because the agricultural and livestock activities represent the main income of rural population. Furthermore, the temporary ... [more ▼]

In the republic of Niger, the food price is very important for the farmers because the agricultural and livestock activities represent the main income of rural population. Furthermore, the temporary disruptions (climate, environment) influence the food price. The target of this paper is to demonstrate the evolution of the millet current prices and the link between the prices and the annual temporary disruptions. The first factor is the monthly current prices of millet because it is the main food consumed by the rural population. The period taken into consideration is twenty years. The second factor is the annual precipitation and the number of raining days. The third factor is based on the millet production (production, yield, area). In the first time, we analyze the time series of monthly prices of millet with a mixed model. In the second time, an correlation compares the link between the “environmental” factors and the prices series. In conclusion, the time series studies of millet prices have demonstrated the cycle of these and their seasonality. Furthermore, the correlation has showed a difference between the studied factors and the millet prices. The main result is the demonstration of two time period: higher prices (May to August) and lower prices (October to January). [less ▲]

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