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See detailImparting Knowledge in Humanities. About Some Practices of Scientific Blogging on Hypothèses
Mayeur, Ingrid ULg

in Chan, Leslie; Loizides, Fernando (Eds.) Expanding Perspectives on Open Science: Communities, Cultures and Diversity in Concepts and Practices (2017, June 06)

My contribution aims to explain how a platform of electronic publishing such as OpenEdition might reach a larger public outside the academic sphere, and contribute to the revealing of research in the ... [more ▼]

My contribution aims to explain how a platform of electronic publishing such as OpenEdition might reach a larger public outside the academic sphere, and contribute to the revealing of research in the Humanities to civil society. Practices of academic blogging have expanded since the 2000's. Its potential as a vulgarization tool was acknowledged early. However, most initiatives in scientific blogging are concerned with the field of STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine). A quick overview of the classical literature about vulgarization shows that a great deal of attention is being paid to STM. As such, I propose to examine what the practices of communication are towards civil society in Humanities through Hypothèses, the blogging platform of OpenEdition. [less ▲]

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See detailEfficient management of a connected microgrid in Belgium
Cornélusse, Bertrand ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Warichet, Luc et al

in Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, Glasgow, 12-15 June 2017 (2017, June)

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See detailDecoding the disciplines – A pilot study at the University of Liège (Belgium)
Verpoorten, Dominique ULg; Devyver, Julie ULg; Duchâteau, Dominique ULg et al

in Andersson, Roy; Martensson, Katarina; Roxa, Torgny (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd EuroSoTL Conference - Transforming patterns through the scholarship of teaching and learning (2017, June)

This paper reports on a first attempt to apply the two first stages of the “Decoding the disciplines” framework (Pace, 2017) at the University of Liège (Belgium). In this context, 7 professors volunteered ... [more ▼]

This paper reports on a first attempt to apply the two first stages of the “Decoding the disciplines” framework (Pace, 2017) at the University of Liège (Belgium). In this context, 7 professors volunteered to reflect, through a structured process, upon “bottlenecks” in their courses, with the help of IFRES’ (Institute for Training and Research in Higher Education) pedagogical advisers. This pilot delivered contrasted observations: while participants granted value to their exposure to this approach, especially in terms of enhanced awareness of possible discrepancies between what experts and newcomers in the field might consider as obvious, none of them activated the possibility offered to tackle the identified bottlenecks, according to the systematic approach (stages 3-7) suggested by the framework. The paper presents the pedagogical setting, analyses the interviews of participants and the outcomes of the project, outlines explanations for its results, and shares some lessons learnt. [less ▲]

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See detailDocumenting the parameters of effective SoTL counselling
Jérôme, Françoise ULg; Verpoorten, Dominique ULg; Detroz, Pascal ULg

in Andersson, Roy; Martensson, Katarina; Roxa, Torgny (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd EuroSoTL Conference (2017, June)

The Specialized Master in Higher Education Pedagogy (Formasup) organized at the University of Liège (Belgium) aims at the professional development of teachers involved in Higher Education. The training ... [more ▼]

The Specialized Master in Higher Education Pedagogy (Formasup) organized at the University of Liège (Belgium) aims at the professional development of teachers involved in Higher Education. The training programme gives participants the opportunity to make a full-scale SoTL study (from the implementation of a well-circumscribed course regulation to the assessment of its pedagogical effectiveness by means of the analysis of collected data) of one prominent aspect of their teaching practice. The process of trying out some new pedagogical approach and of discussing its effects on student learning has also to be reported in the form of a scientific paper (including a short review of the relevant pedagogical literature) and presented to a small audience of teacher colleagues. In order to meet the many requirements of such a complex task, each participant benefits from individualized pedagogical counselling. Besides a brief description of the Formasup context, the present contribution proposes brief case studies of three SoTL projects carried out in 2016. The case studies focus mainly on the dynamics of the interaction between teacher and pedagogical counsellor at each constitutive step of the SoTL project with the intention of making out the specificities of counselling applied to first time SoTL experience (time dedicated to and types of counselling activities in relation to the particularities of individual projects). The case studies are then integrated into a bigger picture drawing upon a larger number of counselling experiences over the last four years (from 2013 to 2016). On the basis of the main characteristics of 21 counselling experiences we propose a typology of teacher profiles according to their strategic approach to SoTL and the corresponding input of counselling. [less ▲]

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See detailChallenges of Trace Mineral Diagnosis
Guyot, Hugues ULg

in ACVIM Forum Proceedings (2017, June)

Trace elements deficiencies are commonly seen in cattle herds in Europe and in some parts of the USA. Many reasons are involved: economics of the cattle industry, nutrients formulation and legislation ... [more ▼]

Trace elements deficiencies are commonly seen in cattle herds in Europe and in some parts of the USA. Many reasons are involved: economics of the cattle industry, nutrients formulation and legislation, depletion of soil and roughages quality. The clinical signs of the deficiencies are rarely pathognomonic but loss of production, impaired reproduction performances or increased morbidity/mortality rates are mostly observed. In a European critical economic context, especially for milk production, it is not easy to convince the farmer to invest in diagnosis and/or trace mineral supplementation. Nevertheless, it is important to investigate the nutritional status of the herd to improve global herd health. This presentation aims to present the interest of the diagnosis of trace mineral deficiencies as well as the different manners to investigate this nutrition trouble at a herd level. Trace mineral supplementation solutions will be briefly discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Use of Inflammatory Markers in Field Cattle Medicine
Guyot, Hugues ULg

in ACVIM Forum Proceedings (2017, June)

Numerous cow-side diagnostic tests are available for bovine practitioners. Many of these tests serve etiologic purposes such as quick test for diarrhea or measures of metabolites directly linked to ... [more ▼]

Numerous cow-side diagnostic tests are available for bovine practitioners. Many of these tests serve etiologic purposes such as quick test for diarrhea or measures of metabolites directly linked to pathologies (BOH or ions Ca++, Na+, K+, etc.). Beside these interesting elements, inflammation, which is either a cause or a consequence of a specific disease, is often forgotten. This presentation will refresh the practitioner’s knowledge on the assessment of inflammation in cattle by using inflammatory markers assayed with laboratory and cow-side tests. The interpretation of these markers can be sometimes delicate (bias) and might not necessarily lead to a prognosis. Depending on the age of the animal, some inflammatory markers can also serve as diagnosis for other purposes such as the evaluation of passive immunity transfer in calves. [less ▲]

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See detailHic Sunt NATs: Uncovering Address Translation with a Smart Traceroute
Zullo, Raffaele; Pescapé, Antonio; Edeline, Korian ULg et al

in IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Mobile Network Measurement (MNM) (2017, June)

Middleboxes are pervasive in today's Internet as they are deployed for an increasing number of reasons. An example is the network address translation (NAT), one of the first task to be performed to cope ... [more ▼]

Middleboxes are pervasive in today's Internet as they are deployed for an increasing number of reasons. An example is the network address translation (NAT), one of the first task to be performed to cope with the lack of IPv4 addresses. Recently the landscape for NATs has become even more crowded, especially in mobile networks, mainly due to the impossibility of IPv6 to be a large-scale solution to addressing issues. In this paper, we present a novel methodology for detecting NATs embodied in Mobile Tracebox, a measurement tool for Android smart devices that detects a wide range of middleboxes. It analyzes ICMP time-exceeded messages received during \traceroute and points at IP and transport checksum inconsistencies in the embedded packets to uncover address translation along a path. We deployed Mobile Tracebox through a crowdsourcing approach and used the collected dataset to validate our methodology. Results showed that, in absence of middleboxes breaking \traceroute, it can help to detect and locate NATs in the majority of the cases. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of a unified model for flow-material interaction applied to porous charring ablators
Coheur, Joffrey ULg; Schrooyen, Pierre; Turchi, Alessandro et al

in 47th AIAA Thermophysics Conference : AIAA Aviation Forum, 5-9 June, Denver, CO (2017, June)

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See detailAutomatic phase identification of smart meter measurement data
Olivier, Frédéric ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg

in Proc. of CIRED 2017 (2017, June)

This paper highlights the importance of the knowledge of the phase identification for the different measurement points inside a low-voltage distribution network. Besides considering existing solutions, we ... [more ▼]

This paper highlights the importance of the knowledge of the phase identification for the different measurement points inside a low-voltage distribution network. Besides considering existing solutions, we propose a novel method for identifying the phases of the measurement devices, based exclusively on voltage measurement correlation. It relies on graph theory and the notion of maximum spanning tree. It has been tested on a real Belgian LV network, first with simulated unbalanced voltage for which it managed to correctly identify the phases of all measurement points, second, on preliminary data from a real measurement campaign for which it shows encouraging results. [less ▲]

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See detailLocal Control of AC/DC Converters for Frequency Support Between Asynchronous AC Areas
Papangelis, Lampros ULg; Debry, Marie-Sophie; Panciatici, Patrick et al

in IEEE PES 2017 PowerTech conference proceedings (2017, June)

This paper proposes a novel control scheme for frequency support among asynchronous AC areas through HVDC grids. It is based on local controllers, each acting on a voltage source converter, using locally ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes a novel control scheme for frequency support among asynchronous AC areas through HVDC grids. It is based on local controllers, each acting on a voltage source converter, using locally available measurements only, and supporting frequency of the adjacent AC area after a significant disturbance. The controller is combined with the existing DC voltage droop technique and is inspired of Model Predictive Control, taking into account various constraints. The coordination of the proposed control scheme with the existing secondary frequency control of an AC area is also discussed. Examples obtained from a test system with a five-terminal DC network connecting two asynchronous areas demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme. [less ▲]

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See detailTree Ensemble Methods and Parcelling to Identify Brain Areas Related to Alzheimer’s Disease
Wehenkel, Marie ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg; Phillips, Christophe ULg et al

in 2017 International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging (PRNI), proceedings (2017, June)

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See detailE-CLOUD, the open microgrid in existing network infrastructure
Vangulick, David ULg; Cornélusse, Bertrand ULg; Vanherck, Thierry et al

in Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (2017, June)

The main goal of the E-Cloud, as with every microgrid, is to maximize the consumption of energy produced locally. To reach this goal, based on consumption profiles of customers willing to participate in ... [more ▼]

The main goal of the E-Cloud, as with every microgrid, is to maximize the consumption of energy produced locally. To reach this goal, based on consumption profiles of customers willing to participate in the E-cloud and given some local restrictions (e.g. wind turbines cannot be put everywhere), an optimal mix of green generation sources (in kW) and local storage (in kWh) needs to be computed. Then according to this computation, the required generating units and storage device are installed. A repartition mechanism grants the customer a share of the generated electricity and storage capacity. These shares are either computed offline, or dynamically adapted on line. The project will test two models: either the DSO or a producer owns and operates the storage device. Two flows of information (real-time for operation of the storage facility and ex-post for its settlement) are needed to correctly manage the E-Cloud and to ensure correct information exchange with the wholesale market. These information flows are completed thanks to a forecast that provides members of the E-Cloud the full capability to anticipate and obtain the maximum benefits of the local generation. The expected benefits for the customer are a reduction of their electricity bill by a minimum of 10%. Societal benefits should also arise: 1) easing the technical integration of renewables’ generation embedded in the distribution network, and 2) avoids extra investment on the DSO network. The E-Cloud may also ensure new revenue for the DSO thanks to new services provided to the E-Cloud community. [less ▲]

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See detailVoltage Profile Correction in Distribution Grids Combining Single- and Two-level Controllers
Soleimani Bidgoli, Hamid ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in IEEE PES 2017 PowerTech conference proceedings (2017, June)

A real-time control scheme is proposed to correct undesired voltages in distribution networks by adjusting the reactive powers produced by Dispersed Generation Units (DGUs). This is performed at two ... [more ▼]

A real-time control scheme is proposed to correct undesired voltages in distribution networks by adjusting the reactive powers produced by Dispersed Generation Units (DGUs). This is performed at two levels: locally, in DGU controllers, and centrally by a supervisory controller acting on some of the DGUs only. The centralized, discrete controller solves a multi-time-step constrained optimization inspired of Model Predictive Control. Unacceptable voltage deviations are partially but rapidly corrected by the local controls. Further but slower corrections are applied by the upper level, taking advantage of the coordination between DGUs. This hybrid control is of practical interest where the deployment of the upper level control is not feasible or affordable over all DGUs. The proposed method effectiveness is demonstrated on a 75-bus test system. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a Renewed Alias Resolution with Space Search Reduction and IP Fingerprinting
Grailet, Jean-François ULg; Donnet, Benoît ULg

in Network Traffic Measurement and Analysis Conference (TMA) (2017, June)

Since the early 2000's, the Internet Topology has been frequently described and modeled from the perspective of routers. To this end, alias resolution mechanisms have been developed in order to aggregate ... [more ▼]

Since the early 2000's, the Internet Topology has been frequently described and modeled from the perspective of routers. To this end, alias resolution mechanisms have been developed in order to aggregate all IP interfaces of a router, collected with traceroute, into a single identifier. So far, many active measurement techniques have been considered, often taking advantage of specific features from network protocols. However, a lot of these methods have seen their efficiency decrease over time due to security reinforcements across the Internet. In this paper, we introduce a generic methodology to conduct efficient and scalable alias resolution. It combines the space search reduction of TreeNET (a tool for efficiently discovering subnets) with a fingerprinting process used to assess the feasibility of several state-of-the-art alias resolution methods, using a small, fixed amount of probes. We validate our method along MIDAR on an academic groundtruth and demonstrate that our methodology can achieve similar accuracy while using less probes and discovering subnets in the process. We further evaluate our method with measurements made on PlanetLab towards several distinct ASes of varying sizes and roles in the Internet. The collected data shows that some properties of our fingerprints correlate with each other, hinting some observed profiles could be linked with equipment vendors. Both TreeNET (which implements our methodology) and our dataset are freely available. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing electric vehicles as flexible resource in power systems: A case study in the Netherlands
Beltramo, Agnese; Julea, Andreea; Refa, Nazir et al

in Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (2017, June)

The European Union (EU) is actively encouraging member countries to phase out traditional oil-fuelled cars in cities in favour of Electric Vehicles (EV) as a solution for increasing efficiency ... [more ▼]

The European Union (EU) is actively encouraging member countries to phase out traditional oil-fuelled cars in cities in favour of Electric Vehicles (EV) as a solution for increasing efficiency, contributing to ensure security of supply, decrease CO2 emission and decrease local (especially urban) air pollution coming from the transport sector. With the increasing associated charging infrastructure deployment all over European countries, the demand coming from these technologies might impact the power system and potentially offer a source of flexibility through variable charging profiles and battery storage capacity options. In the recent years, the Dutch government has adopted several policy support mechanisms for EVs uptake, which made the Netherlands the country with the highest market share of electric cars in 2015 in the EU, and the second-highest share worldwide after Norway. This country is therefore a unique case study for the analysis of EVs charging demand and impact of the power sector. The recent uptake of EVs provides a significant amount of historical data regarding charging profiles, connection times or utilisation patterns pertaining this technology. This paper aims at exploiting such data to evaluate the current and future impact of electric vehicle deployment on the power system. To that end, historical data from 2015 are used in conjunction with the Dispa-SET model, a unit commitment and power dispatch model developed at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. This aims at investigating the impact of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) charging demand on the current Dutch power system, under different hypotheses for BEV technology penetration and renewable energy deployment (i.e. wind and solar) in the country. In addition, looking at the entire connection periods when vehicles are plugged to the grid, the battery capacity connected to the system is estimated, based on commercial BEV battery characteristics. This total capacity is finally used as variable storage unit in the model, in order to investigate the impact that Vehicle to Grid (V2G) strategies could have on the optimal use of power resources available, with particular attention to Variable Renewable Energy (VRE). [less ▲]

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See detailStaggered strong coupling between existing fluid and solid solvers through a Python interface for fluid-structure interaction problems
Thomas, David ULg; Variyar, Anil; Boman, Romain ULg et al

in Proceedings of the VII International Conference on Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (2017, June)

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See detailThe BCCM/ULC collection to conserve the biodiversity and study the secondary metabolites of Antarctic cyanobacteria
Lara, Yannick ULg; Durieu, Benoit ULg; Renard, Marine et al

in Van de Putte, Anton (Ed.) Book of abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. (2017, June)

The BCCM/ULC public collection is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office since 2011. A Quality Management System ensures that the services of deposits (both public and safe) and distribution are well ... [more ▼]

The BCCM/ULC public collection is funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office since 2011. A Quality Management System ensures that the services of deposits (both public and safe) and distribution are well documented and efficient for the clients’ satisfaction. It has obtained the ISO 9001 certification for deposition and distribution of strains, as part of the multi-site certification for the BCCM consortium. This collection aims to gather a representative portion of the Antarctic cyanobacterial diversity with different ecological origins (limnetic mats, soil crusts, cryoconites, endoliths…) and make it available for researchers to study the taxonomy, evolution, adaptations to harsh environmental conditions, pigments, and genomic make-up. It presently includes 216 cyanobacterial strains, of which 119 are of Antarctic origin (catalogue: http://bccm.belspo.be/catalogues/ulc-catalogue-search). In addition, cyanobacteria are known to produce a wide range of secondary metabolites (e.g. alkaloids, cyclic and linear peptides, polyketides) with bioactive potential. Genome sequencing of 11 strains has been started to enable genome mining for biosynthetic clusters. Pair-read data from illumina MiSeq runs were obtained and submitted to a bioinformatic pipeline dedicated to the assembly of genomes and search of sequences involved in the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites. Gene cluster prediction analysis allowed to characterize 20 clusters of NRPS, PKS and hybrid NRPS-PKS from 2 to 66kb. Surprisingly, none of the characterized operons had previously been described in the literature. [less ▲]

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See detailDiversity and biogeography of microorganisms in microbial mats of Antarctic lakes
Durieu, Benoit ULg; Lara, Yannick ULg; Obbels, Dagmar et al

in Van de Putte, Anton (Ed.) Book of abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. (2017, June)

The BelSPO project CCAMBIO aims to study the biogeographical distribution of microorganisms (bacteria, cyanobacteria, microeukaryotes) in lacustrine microbial mats using a combination of techniques ... [more ▼]

The BelSPO project CCAMBIO aims to study the biogeographical distribution of microorganisms (bacteria, cyanobacteria, microeukaryotes) in lacustrine microbial mats using a combination of techniques including microscopic observations, strain isolation and genetic characterisation, and molecular diversity assessments using Next Generation Sequencing of environmental DNA. The samples were collected in different Antarctic and sub-Antarctic biogeographical regions. [less ▲]

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See detailA strategy to protect reference sites for future microbiology research in Antarctica
Wilmotte, Annick ULg; Willems, Anne; Verleyen, Elie et al

in Van de Putte, Anton (Ed.) Book of abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. (2017, June)

In addition to iconic animals and birds, Antarctica harbours surprisingly diverse microbial communities that drive important biogeochemical processes in virtually all habitats, including ice-free regions ... [more ▼]

In addition to iconic animals and birds, Antarctica harbours surprisingly diverse microbial communities that drive important biogeochemical processes in virtually all habitats, including ice-free regions, ice sheets and subglacial habitats. Recent studies have shown that Antarctic microbiomes may have unique compositions and functions, exhibit biogeographic patterns, and include endemic taxa that have survived in refugia since the continent started to glaciate. Microbial habitats are under constant pressure due to anthropogenic activities, which may introduce non-indigenous microorganisms, via human bodies, clothing, food, cargo, or construction material. New ‘entry points‘ for microbial contamination are a consequence of the increase and diversification of tourism and research stations. Climatic changes might increase the probability of establishment of non-native taxa. The impacts of such introductions are still unknown, but might lead to a loss of the native microbial biodiversity, or its modification. The technical progress in molecular methodologies has generated very sensitive high-throughput methods. They have the potential to describe the microbial communities with unprecedented detail. However, due to the anthropogenic pressure described above, we may be losing the pristine Antarctic areas that would enable scientists to study the native microbial flora, its functions and properties. One tool of the Protocol on Environmental Protection of the Antarctic Treaty that could be specifically used to protect microbial habitats is the creation of inviolate areas where a special entry permit is required (inside ASPAs, for example) and quarantine equipment needs to be used. These zones could be set aside for future research and become extremely valuable as after a few decades, they would be unique examples of pristine habitats, representative of the native microbial diversity and processes. [less ▲]

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See detailUnravelling the secret of the resistance of desert strains of Chroococcidiopsis to desiccation and radiation
Billi, Daniela; Fagliarone; Verseux, Cyprien et al

in Van de Putte, Anton (Ed.) Book of abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. (2017, June)

Chroococcidiopsis is a unicellular cyanobacterial genus that is growing in extreme dry conditions, either in low or high temperatures. At the lower end of the spectrum, they live as cryptoendoliths in ... [more ▼]

Chroococcidiopsis is a unicellular cyanobacterial genus that is growing in extreme dry conditions, either in low or high temperatures. At the lower end of the spectrum, they live as cryptoendoliths in rocks of the Mc Murdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica where they were discovered by Imre Friedmann, while at the higher end, they grow as hypoliths/endoliths in hot deserts, e.g. Negev, Gobi, Atacama. The capacity of desert strains of Chroococcidiopsis to stabilize their sub-cellular organization is so efficient that, when dried, they can cope with simulated space and Martian conditionsas well as with high doses of ionizing and UV radiations . [less ▲]

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See detailA Model Reduction Approach for Simulation of Long-term Voltage and Frequency Dynamics
Weckesser, Johannes ULg; Franz, Valeri; Grebe, Eckhard et al

in 12th IEEE PES PowerTech Conference 2017 (2017, June)

This paper presents a novel approach, which identifies a buffer zone around a given study system and replaces the external system with an equivalent. The aim is to obtain a reduced system, which is ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a novel approach, which identifies a buffer zone around a given study system and replaces the external system with an equivalent. The aim is to obtain a reduced system, which is suitable for assessment of long-term voltage and frequency dynamics in the study system. First, the proposed methodology ensures that all components, which are impacting the voltage profile of the study system, are included in the buffer zone. For that purpose, the propagation of reactive power changes from the boundary of the study system into the external system are used in a modified depth-first search algorithm to identify the buffer zone. Second, the external system is replaced with equivalents accounting for inertia and primary frequency control effects. The proposed method was successfully tested on a modified version of the ENTSO-E Dynamic Study Model. [less ▲]

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See detailResilience of the DSO network near to 50.2Hz
Vangulick, David ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (2017, June)

In an electrical system where decentralized and embedded productions are becoming more and more important, it is essential to ensure there is a good understanding of their behaviour at their operating ... [more ▼]

In an electrical system where decentralized and embedded productions are becoming more and more important, it is essential to ensure there is a good understanding of their behaviour at their operating limits. One the most important operating limits is when the system frequency approaches 50.2 Hz. At this frequency, following the old requirements, many existing European PV inverters have to be disconnected. In such situations, we will demonstrate that the variance of the frequency measurement taken at every PV inverter plays a key role. It will be demonstrated that this variance is actually a good thing from the system’s point of view as it allows for a gradual disconnection, leading to a controlled variation of the frequency. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical simulations of a non-charring ablator in high enthalpy flows by means of a unified flow-material solver
Schrooyen, Pierre; Coheur, Joffrey ULg; Turchi, Alessandro et al

in 47th AIAA Thermophysics Conference : AIAA Aviation Forum, 5-9 June, Denver, CO (2017, June)

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See detailPhenotyping of Brassica napus L. plantlets affected during in vitro growth by the presence of epoxiconazole.
Durenne, Bastien ULg; Blondel, Alodie; Ducat, Nathalie et al

in 7th International Symposium on Brassicas Abstract Book (2017, May 24)

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See detailDIGITAL INVESTIGATIONS OF AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SMART POINT CLOUD: A REAL TIME WEB-BASED PLATFORM TO MANAGE THE VISUALISATION OF SEMANTICAL QUERIES
Poux, Florent ULg; Neuville, Romain ULg; Hallot, Pierre ULg et al

in Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Digital Era (2017, May 16)

While virtual copies of the real world tend to be created faster than ever through point clouds and derivatives, their working proficiency by all professionals’ demands adapted tools to facilitate ... [more ▼]

While virtual copies of the real world tend to be created faster than ever through point clouds and derivatives, their working proficiency by all professionals’ demands adapted tools to facilitate knowledge dissemination. Digital investigations are changing the way cultural heritage researchers, archaeologists, and curators work and collaborate to progressively aggregate expertise through one common platform. In this paper, we present a web application in a WebGL framework accessible on any HTML5-compatible browser. It allows real time point cloud exploration of the mosaics in the Oratory of Germigny-des-Prés, and emphasises the ease of use as well as performances. Our reasoning engine is constructed over a semantically rich point cloud data structure, where metadata has been injected a priori. We developed a tool that directly allows semantic extraction and visualisation of pertinent information for the end users. It leads to efficient communication between actors by proposing optimal 3D viewpoints as a basis on which interactions can grow. [less ▲]

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See detailValidation of a simplfied method for the crashworthiness of offshore wind turbine jackets using finite elements simulations
Pire, Timothée ULg; Echeverry Jaramillo, Sara ULg; Rigo, Philippe ULg et al

in Guedes Soares, Carlos; Garbatov, Yordan (Eds.) Progress in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures (2017, May 08)

The work presented in this paper focuses on crashworthiness of jacket foundations used to support offshore wind turbines in moderately deep waters. In a previous research work, the authors have developed ... [more ▼]

The work presented in this paper focuses on crashworthiness of jacket foundations used to support offshore wind turbines in moderately deep waters. In a previous research work, the authors have developed a solver based on analytical formulations, derived from limit plastic analysis, to assess the damage of such foundations when impacted by a ship. The present paper describes the methodology followed to perform numerical validations of the theoretical developments, including a description of the finite element models, the computation hypotheses and the simulations performed using LS-DYNA code. Many parameters describing the collision scenario are investigated, namely the type, the mass, the initial velocity and the trajectory of the striking ship. Some comparisons between analytical and numerical results are finally shown. [less ▲]

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See detailOperational assessment of intermodality future in Belgium: Best-case scenario
Tawfik, Christine Maher Fouad ULg; Limbourg, Sabine ULg

in Proceedings of the BIVEC/GIBET Transport Research Days 2017 (2017, May)

From the perspective of stimulating intermodal transport as an ecological and economically promising freight transport scheme in the EU, this paper is devoted to assess its future position with respect to ... [more ▼]

From the perspective of stimulating intermodal transport as an ecological and economically promising freight transport scheme in the EU, this paper is devoted to assess its future position with respect to crucial and plausible operational factors that were selected a priori. The study is conducted in the context of a best-case scenario development, within a rational and optimal decision making framework. We address this goal by designing a realistic medium-term network design and pricing model, from the economic perspective of a typical intermodal operator, fitted to the sequential mathematical structure of bilevel programming. Based on real-life sized data, in and through Belgium, the results underline the costly position of rail transport and a clear correlation between the competitiveness of intermodal transport on one side, and the market size and the trucking competition’s price on the other. It is additionally suggested that intermodal transport can benefit from small rail subsidies in the early market covering stages. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegrated Geological-Geophysical Models of Unstable Slopes in Seismic Areas
Mreyen, Anne-Sophie ULg; Micu, Mihai; Onaca, Alexandru et al

in Mikos, Matjaz (Ed.) Advancing Culture of Living with Landslides (2017, May)

We will present a series of new integrated 3D models of landslide sites that were investigated in distinctive seismotectonic and climatic contexts: (1) along the Hockai Fault Zone in Belgium and (2) in ... [more ▼]

We will present a series of new integrated 3D models of landslide sites that were investigated in distinctive seismotectonic and climatic contexts: (1) along the Hockai Fault Zone in Belgium and (2) in the seismic region of Vrancea, Romania. Both sites are deep-seated failures located in more or less seismically active areas. In such areas, slope stability analyses have to take into account the possible contributions to ground failure. Our investigation methods had to be adapted to capture the deep structure as well as the physico-mechanical characteristics that influence the dynamic behaviour of the landslide body. Field surveys included electrical resistivity tomography profiles, seismic refraction profiles (analysed in terms of both seismic P-wave tomography and surface waves), ambient noise measurements to determine the soil resonance frequencies through H/V analysis, complemented by geological and geomorphic mapping. The H/V method, in particular, is more and more used for landslide investigations or sites marked by topographic relief (in addition to the more classical applications on flat sites). Results of data interpretation were compiled in 3D geological-geophysical models supported by high resolution remote sensing data of the ground surface. Data and results were not only analysed in parallel or successively; to ensure full integration of all inputs-outputs, some data fusion and geostatistical techniques were applied to establish closer links between them. Inside the 3D models, material boundaries were defined in terms of surfaces and volumes. Those were implemented in 2D and 3D numerical dynamic models (presented in a companion paper). [less ▲]

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See detailCan any possible combination of modes improve intermodal attractiveness?
Mostert, Martine ULg; Caris, An; Limbourg, Sabine ULg

in Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017 (2017, May)

In its White Paper on Transport, the European Commission recognizes intermodal transport as an alternative solution to road transport. In practice, intermodal transport can be constituted by any ... [more ▼]

In its White Paper on Transport, the European Commission recognizes intermodal transport as an alternative solution to road transport. In practice, intermodal transport can be constituted by any combination of modes, while in the literature, intermodal transport is often modeled as a combination of modes in the order “road-rail/inland waterway-road”. This work develops a new intermodal allocation model which allows choosing between any direct (road, rail and inland waterways) transport and any intermodal transport chain constituted by up to three modes of transport. Intermodal solutions can pass through one or two intermodal terminals. Applied on experimental data at the European level, the model gives insight on the optimal flow distribution for economic objectives (optimization of transport operational costs) and environmental objectives (optimization of transport CO2 emissions and air pollution external costs). Results highlight that the traditional modeling of intermodal transport as a “road-rail/inland waterway-road” combination better fits economic than environmental objectives. [less ▲]

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See detailPlatelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid to treat patellar tendinopathies
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Roberjot, Mathieu; SAMSON, Antoine ULg

in The Future of Football Medicine (2017, May)

Introduction: The treatment of patellar tendinopathies could be difficult. This is the reason why new treatments have been developed, among which platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Some clinical ... [more ▼]

Introduction: The treatment of patellar tendinopathies could be difficult. This is the reason why new treatments have been developed, among which platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. Some clinical series have previously evaluated the effect of PRP in the treatment of proximal patellar tendinopathies. Recent systematic review concluded that PRP could be recommend as a treatment in such indication (1). Recently, the viscoelastic properties of hyaluronic acid (HA) on liquid connective tissue have been proposed for the treatment of tendinopathies (2). Some fundamental studies show encouraging results on HA’s ability to promote tendon gliding and reduce adhesion as well as to improve tendon architectural organisation. Some observations also support its use in a clinical setting to improve pain and function. Purpose: We aimed to compare the effect of PRP injection versus two injections of HA after three months on patients who have a proximal patellar tendinopathy. Methods: Eleven leisure football players with proximal patellar tendinopathies being not relieved after minimum three months of physiotherapy treatments where included. Six of them (group 1: 29.5±9.9 y.o.; 78.9±12.8kg; 177.4±6;9cm) have received a leukocyte poor PRP injection (obtained using an aphaeresis machine) under US guidance. This technique of PRP collection enable to obtain reproducible pure PRP with the same chosen concentration of 850 000 platelets/microliter. The other five subjects (group 2: 29.3±8.1 y.o.; 77.1±10.6kg; 178.1±5.8cm) received two HA 2% (40mg/2mL) injections (2mL) at one week apart. All of them have benefited of standardized rehabilitation, 3 times a week. Concerning the evaluation of the pathology, algo-functional tests (visual analogic scale (VAS), pressure algometer, IKDC score, VISA-P score), isokinetics (Cybex Norm; concentric 60°/s (C60), concentric 240°/s (C240) and eccentric 30°/s(E30)) associated to VAS, along with the patellar tendon ultrasonography (US) have been realized over three times (pre-injection, after 6 weeks, after 3 months post-injections). Results: The results of VAS (p<0,01), algometric scores (p<0,01), IKDC scores (p<0,01) and VISA-P (p<0,01) show a considerable improvement in the two groups, but not for the US findings. For the group 1 (Table 1), isokinetic tests show significant results for the hamstrings in C60°/s with an improvement of maximum peak torque (p=0,01) for the pathological limb, a diminution (p>0,05) for the healthy limb and during the analysis of the bilateral difference (p=0,0002). For the group 2, the improvement of quadriceps maximum peak torque in C240°/s is significant (p>0,01) for the pathological knee after 6 weeks post-injections only. The VAS associated with isokinetic tests decreases significantly for all contraction modes after three months of study. Conclusions: Both PRP and HA can improve the symptoms of proximal patellar tendinopathy, even if the results are slightly better in the PRP group. [less ▲]

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See detailIsokinetic profil of subjects with proximal patellar tendinopathy
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Roberjot, Mathieu; DELVAUX, François ULg et al

in The Future of Football Medicine (2017, May)

Introduction: Proximal patellar tendinopathy is relatively common among sportsmen, even among football players who do repetitive shooting sessions. However, the strength profile of subjects with proximal ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Proximal patellar tendinopathy is relatively common among sportsmen, even among football players who do repetitive shooting sessions. However, the strength profile of subjects with proximal patellar tendinopathies is rarely described and the isokinetic profile remains unknown. Purpose: We aimed to determine the strength profile of subjects suffering from this frequently recurrent pathology. Methods: Forty-three players (29,1±8.5 y.o.; 78.1±11.9kg; 179.3±7.2cm) with chronic proximal patellar tendinopathy confirmed by ultrasounds were recruited. Quadriceps and hamstrings muscular performances of the healthy and pathological side were measured using an isokinetic dynamometer (Cybex Norm) at the concentric speed of 60°/s (C60) and 240°/s (C240) and at the eccentric speed of 30°/s (E30 - only for hamstrings). A visual analogic scale of pain (VAS) has also been used after each isokinetic test in order to associate the level of complaints and the intensity of contractions. Results: The results (Table 1) for the isokinetic tests comparing the healthy (HS) to the pathological side (PS) are significant for the different conditions of contraction and test speeds, as for the results of the VAS associated to those tests (p<0.01). Indeed, pathological limbs had a maximum peak torque for the quadriceps at C60 and at C240 lower than healthy limbs (2.17 ± 0.68 N.m/kg vs 2.47 ± 0.55 N.m/kg, p = 0.0003 and 1.46 ± 0.42 N.m/kg vs. 1.56 ± 0.31 N.m/kg, p = 0.02, respectively); this represents a bilateral difference of 14% for C60 and 7% in C240. In E30, pathological limbs were also weaker than the healthy limbs (2.46 ± 0.91 N.m/kg vs 2.79 ± 0.96 N.m/kg, p = 0.0008) which represents a difference of 13% between healthy and pathological limbs. For the hamstrings of the pathological limbs, we observed a maximum peak torque at C60 and C240 lower than for the hamstrings of the healthy limbs (1.26 ± 0.37 N.m/kg vs. 1.37 ± 0.36 N.m/kg, p = 0.006 and 0.80 ± 0.23 N.m/kg vs 0.85 ± 0.20 N.m/kg, p = 0.04). The bilateral differences of hamstring strength were 8.7% in C60 and 6% in C240. The PS were more painful than the HS (VAS C60: 3.47 ± 2.65 vs 0.20 ± 1.05; p>0.01; VAS C240: 2.83 ± 2.47 vs. 0.68 ± 0.10; p>0.01; VAS E30: 5,26 ± 2.78 vs 0.58 ± 1.93; p>0.01). The difference of pain can be seen especially in eccentric mode. This observation suggest that isokinetic tests, beyond the measure of strength, could represent a pain provocation test, even with a possible pronostic value for the efficacy of treatment. Conclusions: In our study, the isokinetic results of patients with proximal patellar tendinopathy showed a significant difference in strength profile between the HS and the PS as well as VAS associated with each tests. However, the diversity of outcomes recorded in our population suggests that an individualized rehabilitation treatment is probably more relevant than a common protocol for the healing of this tendon pathology. Isokinetic tests can also represent a tool for assessment of treatment planning. Finally, it would seem that isokinetic tests in the eccentric mode on the quadriceps can be a pain assessment tool for the pathological tendon. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact on athletic performance of an early return to play following an ACL rupture
Duval, Thomas; LEHANCE, Cédric ULg; DANIEL, Christophe ULg et al

in The Future of Football Medicine (2017, May)

Introduction and purpose: The rupture of the anterior cross ligament (ACL) is the most frequent knee injury incurred during participation in sports and especially in football. Typically, the injured ... [more ▼]

Introduction and purpose: The rupture of the anterior cross ligament (ACL) is the most frequent knee injury incurred during participation in sports and especially in football. Typically, the injured athlete must undergo a surgical reconstruction of the ligaments followed by a lengthy rehabilitation period. However, the timeline for return to competition after this operation remains a challenge. More than one third of the athletes are unable to go back to sport performing at the same level prior to the injury. Approximately 65% of patients who experience this injury are able to return to sport at the same level. The fear of undergoing a new accident remains a major hurdle with this sporting recovery and the persistence of functional deficits is the first cause of repetitive ligament injuries. A reathletization program guided by strength and conditioning coaches results in a greatly reduces the risk of recurring injury by approximately 66% Methods: Our study involved a randomized control test. Our sample included ten subjects, five in the experimental group and five in the control group. Beginning one month post-surgery, the first group participated in weekly reathletization session beginning one week post-operation, associated with rehabilitation in classical physiotherapy, over a period of six months. The second participated solely in standard physiotherapy. Both groups were subjected to an initial isokinetic test as a base measurement to track improvement. After six months, the subjects of the two groups were evaluated using the following tools: an isokinetic test, a questionnaire of KOOS and finally a Hop tests. Results: The analysis of the isokinetic test and the questionnaire of KOOS ( p= 0.30) enabled us to note differences between the two groups using quantified values; however, the results were significant. On the other hand, the analysis of the results obtained through the functional tests showed significant differences between the two groups, highlighting the increased performance and benefit for the group participating in weekly reathletization. The experimental group displayed results in the three jump tests which indicates a greater strength and recovery. For the single hop test and the triple hop, the result is p = 0.04, and for the cross over test, the result is p = 0.02. Conclusion: In our preliminary study, the quantified values for both groups indicated a greater improvement in the performances of the experimental group reathletization. Although during the statistical analysis and especially in the isokinetic test, few elements significantly evolved to see any for the questionnaire KOOS. The preliminary analysis warrants an experiment involving a larger subject pool be completed. A reathletisation program beginning one month after operation has been found to limit the nuisances and long period of inactivities (weight increase, losses of muscular force, decrease of aerobic performances) typically experienced by those who rupture the ACL. This program has been found to be especially effective when coupled with regular physiotherapy meetings. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to manage a case of ischial tuberosity avulsion fracture?
Tyberghein, Maëlle; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; GODON, Bernard ULg et al

in The Future of Football Medicine (2017, May)

Introduction Apophyseal avulsion fractures of the pelvis are common among teenage football player. Usually, they are the result of a sudden forceful concentric or eccentric contraction of the muscle ... [more ▼]

Introduction Apophyseal avulsion fractures of the pelvis are common among teenage football player. Usually, they are the result of a sudden forceful concentric or eccentric contraction of the muscle attached to the apophysis. Indeed, before ossification, the apophyseal growth cartilage is the weakest point in the musculotendinous unit, making the apophysis vulnerable to injure. Athletes most commonly affected are soccer players when they tackle or shot powerful at goal and gymnasts during floor exercises which imposed sudden and excessive lengthening. Management of these fractures remains unclear. There are no guidelines between conservative and surgical approach even if most publications recommend a surgery if the diastasis exceeds 2cm and a conservative approach on the other hand. Case report A sixteen-year-old high-level player presented at the consultation with right ischial pain. Three months earlier, while he was sprinting, he had felt acute pain opposite the ischial tuberosity which compelled him to stop the training. He had already consulted another physician, who prescribed an X-ray which revealed an avulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity with a maximal diastasis of 1.9 cm (Fig 1.a.). According to most publications (1,3), surgery is advisable from 2 cm of diastasis. 1.9 cm was within the range between a surgical and a conservative approach, and the conservative one was applied. An isokinetic assessment was planned. It highlighted hamstring strength imbalances with bilateral difference of 31% in concentric strength and 28% in eccentric strength in comparison with the healthy side. The mixed ratio of the hamstrings in eccentric mode at 30°/s to quadriceps in concentric mode at 240°/s was decreased to 0.8, while the lower limit in our clinical practice corresponded to 0.9. The patient was not allowed to resume competition and a rehabilitation by specific and progressive strengthening in both modes of contraction was initiated; in particular the eccentric training was initially submaximal and progressively intensified. Six weeks later, isokinetic assessment was repeated and showed significant improvement of right hamstring strength, particularly for eccentric contraction. The greatest improvement was the mixed Hecc/Qconc ratio wich had increased from 0.8 to 1.44. In regard to radiology, we observed no change since the previous X-Ray (Fig 1.b.). Intensified training on the field was allowed in order to resume competition. Less than one year after the injury, the patient restarted competition successfully with performance levels which were almost the same as before the injury. Discussion Many publications have discussed the surgical versus the conservative approach to treating ischiatic avulsion. Most of the published literature advocate the relevance of surgery when the diastasis exceeds 2 cm because widely displaced fractures may lead to chronic symptomatology if the treatment remains conservative. Different criteria, such as pain relief, ability to perform in sport, gross strength, activity score, X-Rays, are used by authors to demonstrate the recovery after treatment. No study accurately measured the hamstring strength before and after treatment. However, strength imbalance, especially as regards the H/Q mixed ratio, significantly increases the risk of sustaining hamstring injury in soccer player (2). For our patient, the rehabilitation enabled him to re-establish hamstring strength in six weeks with substantial improvement of eccentric assessment. The mixed Hecc/Qconc ratio increased from 0.8 to 1.44. This improvement significantly decreased the risk of recurrence of hamstring injury. Regarding X-Ray imagery, there was no evidence of healing. We advocate that radiological assessment should not be the main recovery criterion and that specific strengthening should be started even when avulsion persists on the X-Ray. Furthermore, hamstring strength should be measured accurately and objectively, e.g. by isokinetism, to be one of the main return to play criterion in association with clinical data. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude expérimentale et numérique d'un échangeur destiné à la récupération de chaleur fatale sur bancs d'essais de moteurs aéronautiques
Gendebien, Samuel ULg; Guillaume, Ludovic ULg; Bellolio Domke, Sebastian Andres ULg et al

in Colloque Inter-universitaire Franco-Québécois (CIFQ 2017), 22-24 mai 2017, Saint-Lô, France (2017, May)

Aujourd’hui, d’importants efforts sont réalisés dans divers secteurs afin de diminuer la consommation en énergie. En ce qui concerne le secteur aéronautique, de nombreux tests sont réalisés sur les ... [more ▼]

Aujourd’hui, d’importants efforts sont réalisés dans divers secteurs afin de diminuer la consommation en énergie. En ce qui concerne le secteur aéronautique, de nombreux tests sont réalisés sur les moteurs afin d’assurer la sécurité du transport aérien. Dans ce contexte, il a été envisagé de récupérer, recycler et valoriser l’énergie produite par le moteur au moyen d’un échangeur placé dans la cheminée d’évacuation des gaz. Pour ce faire, un prototype de modèle réduit d’échangeur récupératif sur gaz de combustion (gaz/eau ou gaz/huile) a été conçu, fabriqué et testé. Ce papier présente les caractéristiques du modèle réduit de l’échangeur développé spécifiquement pour cette application. L’ensemble du banc d’essais et le système de mesure mis en place afin de caractériser les performances de l’échangeur sont décrits. Une analyse des résultats expérimentaux est présentée. Les tests sont notamment divisés en deux parties : établissement des performances en régime monophasique et diphasique. Notons également que les performances hydrauliques de l’échangeur ont été expérimentalement déterminées. Un modèle numérique de type semi-empirique est proposé pour prédire les performances de l’échangeur. Ce dernier nécessite un calibrage des paramètres au moyen des données expérimentales afin de prédire les performances de l’échangeur sous une grande plage de conditions opératoires. Une comparaison entre résultats numériques et expérimentaux est finalement présentée. [less ▲]

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See detailProbabilistic assessment of adaptation options from an ensemble of crop models: a case study in the Mediterranean"
R., Ferrise; M., Ruiz-Ramos; A., Rodríguez et al

in Book of Abstracts - MACSUR2017 Scientific Conference (2017, May)

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See detailEffect of changing size and composition of a crop model ensemble on impact and adaptation response surfaces
A., Rodríguez; R., Ferrise; M., Ruiz-Ramos et al

in Book of Abstracts - MACSUR2017 Scientific Conference (2017, May)

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See detailLife Cycle Assessment of freight transport in Belgium
Merchan Arribas, Angel ULg; Belboom, Sandra ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

in Cools, Mario; Limbourg, Sabine (Eds.) Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017 (2017, May)

BRAIN-TRAINS is a project supported by the Belgian Federal Government that deals with the possible development of rail freight intermodality in Belgium, analysing the current situation of the intermodal ... [more ▼]

BRAIN-TRAINS is a project supported by the Belgian Federal Government that deals with the possible development of rail freight intermodality in Belgium, analysing the current situation of the intermodal freight transport from an interdisciplinary perspective. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology has been chosen to analyse the environmental impact of freight transport in Belgium. In a first stage we have carried out the LCA of rail freight transport, inland waterways transport and road freight transport independently. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the first results obtained from the study of the environmental impacts of inland freight transport using the LCA methodology. [less ▲]

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See detailA terminology in General Practice / Family Medicine to represent non-clinical aspects for various usages
Jamoulle, Marc ULg; Grosjean, Julien; Ittoo, Ashwin ULg et al

in R. Randell et al. (Ed.) Informatics for Health: Connected Citizen-Led Wellness and Population Health (2017, April 24)

Abstract. The hereby proposed terminology called “Q-Codes” can be defined as an extension of the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2). It deals with non-clinical concepts that are ... [more ▼]

Abstract. The hereby proposed terminology called “Q-Codes” can be defined as an extension of the International Classification of Primary Care (ICPC-2). It deals with non-clinical concepts that are relevant in General Practice/Family Medicine (GP/FM). This terminology is a good way to put an emphasis on underestimated topics such as Teaching, Patient issues or Ethics. It aims at indexing GP/FM documents such as congress abstracts and theses to get a more comprehensive view about the GP/FM domain. The 182 identified Q-Codes have been very precisely defined by a college of experts (physicians and terminologists) from twelve countries. The result is available on the Health Terminology/Ontology Portal (http://www.hetop.org/Q) and formatted in OWL-2 for further semantic considerations and will be used to index the 2016 WONCA World congress communications. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of Migration in a Multi-Risk Context: Case of Bujumbura/Burundi
Nibigira, Léonidas ULg; Ozer, Pierre ULg; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg

in MAIER, ROBIN; REVELL, MARK (Eds.) THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS, 2017 Annual Meeting, April 5 - 9, 2017 Boston, Massachusetts / PROGRAM (2017, April 08)

Human mobility affects land use and human density distribution. Unfortunately, this rarely takes into account the real and potential changes induced by hazards on the natural systems. Thus, migration and ... [more ▼]

Human mobility affects land use and human density distribution. Unfortunately, this rarely takes into account the real and potential changes induced by hazards on the natural systems. Thus, migration and natural hazards should be constantly analyzed through cross-sectional and global studies to reduce disastrous consequences resulting from their mutual interactions. In a multi-risk and demographic sprawl context, the study focused on the cross-analysis of human density and natural hazards in Bujumbura. The results show that migration of people should ideally be guided by knowledge of the area's sensitivity to natural hazards, taking into account other parameters such as hazards susceptibility maps and production opportunities. While the migration of people toward overcrowded centers constitutes a big challenge, it is an important asset when it concerns areas in need of manpower. It also allows the balance in relieving saturated areas, reducing human pressure on the environment. Therefore, there is a need that policymakers comply with those aspects, finding the right balance for a better situation. [less ▲]

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See detailLong-term outcome of the transobturator vaginal tape inside out (TVT-O) for the treatment of USMI in female dogs
Hamon, Martin ULg; Hamaide, Annick ULg; Claeys, Stéphanie ULg

in Proceedings of AVSTS Spring Meeting,Birmingham, April 5, 2017 (2017, April 05)

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See detailFrom parts to whole and back again. The emblem system in the French Jesuit Festivals
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in Höpel, Ingrid; McKeown, Simon (Eds.) Emblems and Impact Volume II Von Zentrum und Peripherie der Emblematik. Selected Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Society for Emblem Studies (2017, April 01)

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See detailUn contrat d'enseignement de la médecine du IIIe siècle avant notre ère : P.Heid. III 226
Ricciardetto, Antonio ULg

in Ricciardetto, Antonio; Marganne, Marie-Hélène (Eds.) En marge du Serment hippocratique : contrats et serments dans le monde gréco-romain. Actes de la Journée d'étude internationale (Université de Liège, 29 octobre 2014) (2017, April)

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See detailIntroduction
Ricciardetto, Antonio ULg

in Ricciardetto, Antonio; Marganne, Marie-Hélène (Eds.) En marge du Serment hippocratique : contrats et serments dans le monde gréco-romain. Actes de la Journée d'étude internationale (Université de Liège, 29 octobre 2014) (2017, April)

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See detailEntre Rome et l’Égypte romaine. Pour une étude de la nourrice entre littérature médicale et contrats de travail
Ricciardetto, Antonio ULg; Gourevitch, Danielle

in Ricciardetto, Antonio; Marganne, Marie-Hélène (Eds.) En marge du Serment hippocratique : contrats et serments dans le monde gréco-romain. Actes de la Journée d'étude internationale (Université de Liège, 29 octobre 2014) (2017, April)

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See detailImportance of monitoring parenteral nutrition
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in International Conference for Advancing Nutrition – Neonatology, Brussels (2017, March 30)

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See detailThe dual SSTR2/5 specific somatostatin analog, AP102, does not affect glucose metabolism in diabetic ZDF rats: a comparative 14-day infusion study versus pasireotide
Daly, Adrian ULg; Sumeray, Mark

in Abstract Book of the 15th International Pituitary Congress (2017, March 29)

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See detailInfectious diseases diagnosis and vaccination in pet rabbits : an everyday challenge
Marlier, Didier ULg

in Marlier, Didier (Ed.) Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Avian heRpetological and Exotic mammal medicine (2017, March 25)

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See detailNew PVT Metrics with an Improved Sensitivity to Sleep Deprivation: Analysis from Short to Long Time Intervals
Latour, Philippe ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

in Managing Fatigue 2017 - Online Proceedings - http://fatigueconference2017.com/presentations.html (2017, March 20)

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See detailCaractérisation des habitats et communautés benthiques en baie de Calvi (Corse) : évaluation du potentiel de l’imagerie ROV.
Sirjacobs, Damien ULg; Aguera Garcia, Antonio; Pelaprat, Corinne et al

in Bajjouk, Touria; Mahier, Marie; Piel, Steven (Eds.) et al Carhambar, 2017. Cartographie des habitats marins benthiques : de l’acquisition à la restitution. Actes de colloque. Édition Ifremer‐AFB. 161 p. (2017, March 15)

La Station de Recherches Sous-Marines et Océanographiques (STARESO) contribue à l’étude des habitats et communautés benthiques depuis de nombreuses années, notamment en baie de Calvi (Corse). Une campagne ... [more ▼]

La Station de Recherches Sous-Marines et Océanographiques (STARESO) contribue à l’étude des habitats et communautés benthiques depuis de nombreuses années, notamment en baie de Calvi (Corse). Une campagne d’acquisition d’image a été réalisée en juillet 2016 à l’aide d’un robot de type VideoRay afin d’évaluer les apports potentiels de cette approche dans certains des suivis environnementaux menés en baie de Calvi. Le robot a été équipé de caméras go-pro orientées vers le bas et vers l’avant (configurations d’acquisition en mode vidéo, vidéo stéréoscopique ou photos digitales). Le potentiel de certaines de ces approches sera évalué et illustré, notamment sur base de comparaison avec des observations produites en plongée. Ces exemples se focalisent tant sur des communautés globales et des indices paysagers (indice Lima) que sur des compartiments de ces communautés (macroalgues) ou encore sur la marge inférieure des habitats remarquables que constituent les herbiers de Posidonies. [less ▲]

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See detailUrbanization and changing flood risk: a multi-level analysis
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Bruwier, Martin ULg; El Saeid Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed ULg et al

in Bronstert, Axel; Thieken, Annegret; Petrow, Theresia (Eds.) et al The Effects of Global Change on Floods, Fluvial Geomorphology and Related Hazards in Mountainous Rivers (2017, March 06)

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See detailPolarimetric view of the changing type Seyfert galaxy ESO 362-G018.
Agis-Gonzalez, Beatriz ULg; Bagnulo, S.; Hutsemekers, Damien ULg et al

in Highlights on Spanish Astrophysics IX (2017, March 01)

ESO362-G018 is an active galactic nucleus (AGN) which is classified as a Seyfert 1.5 galaxy e.g. by Bennert et al. (2006), (black data set on figure 1). However, Parisi et. al (2009) found an optical ... [more ▼]

ESO362-G018 is an active galactic nucleus (AGN) which is classified as a Seyfert 1.5 galaxy e.g. by Bennert et al. (2006), (black data set on figure 1). However, Parisi et. al (2009) found an optical spectrum of this source which was taken during the 6dF Galaxy Survey, but it does not show the broad Balmer lines required to classify it as Seyfert 1 galaxy (red data set on figure 1). On the other hand, the results obtained by Agis-Gonzalez et al. (2014❩ in a X-ray analysis of this same source reveal that the inclination of ESO362- G018 i = 53° ± 5° is consistent with the picture of an AGN looked through the upper layers of a clumpy, dusty torus. Thus, according to the Unification Models of AGN and the clumpy nature of the torus, our interpretation of the different spectra is the following one. On 30th of January of 2003 (when the spectrum belonging to the 6dF survey was obtained), our line of sight intercepted a (or several aligned) torus clump(s) with much greater column density than its environment. Accordingly, the nucleus and the broad line region (❨BLR)❩ would be obscured. This allowed only the narrow emission lines to emerge from the narrow line region (NRL). Otherwise, on 18th of September of 2004 (when the spectrum by Bennert et al. 2006 was obtained) there is no clump to intercept and the BLR is not obscured so that the broad Balmer emission lines could be detected. [less ▲]

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See detailExpanding chemistry's horizon with continuous-flow reactors
Monbaliu, Jean-Christophe ULg

in Corning Reactor Technologies Annual Conference (2017) (2017, March)

Continuous-flow micro- and mesofluidic reactors come with inherent properties that can be advantageously utilized for expanding the horizon of synthetic organic chemistry. Accurate control over local ... [more ▼]

Continuous-flow micro- and mesofluidic reactors come with inherent properties that can be advantageously utilized for expanding the horizon of synthetic organic chemistry. Accurate control over local process parameters, even under extreme conditions, inherent safety, production homogeneity and seamless scale-up are amongst the most important assets of continuous-flow chemistry. Besides, flow chemistry enables the design of efficient multistep processes with significantly reduced footprints. In this lecture, we will discuss some of the most fascinating aspects of continuous-flow micro- and mesofluidic reactors in the specific context of preparative organic chemistry. Multiple examples illustrating the development and implementation of continuous-flow multistep strategies for the synthesis of high-value added organic targets will be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailFeasibility Study of PV & Li-Ion Battery Based Micro-Grids for Bolivian Off-Grid Communities
Balderrama Subieta, Sergio Luis ULg; Tarantino, Andrea; Sabatini, Stefano et al

in Proceedings of IRES 2017 - The 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (2017, March)

In the rural areas of Bolivia, where about a third of the people lacks access to reliable electricity, both a complex geography and a scattered population make the costs of extending the national grid ... [more ▼]

In the rural areas of Bolivia, where about a third of the people lacks access to reliable electricity, both a complex geography and a scattered population make the costs of extending the national grid prohibitively high. As an alternative, we evaluate the feasibility of an isolated micro-grid, composed by Li-ion batteries and Photovoltaic (PV) panels, for a Bolivian remote community living without access to electricity. We surveyed two remote rural villages to assess the potential electricity consumption patterns of the population once provided access to electricity. We estimated the average demand profile using the tool LoadProGen, and we collected local techno-economic and solar irradiation data of the zone. We employed such data as inputs in a robust linear programming-based optimization tool to determine the capacities of the Li-ion battery bank and the PV array thatminimize the net present cost (NPC) of the system. [less ▲]

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Balderrama Subieta, Sergio Luis ULg; Tarantino, Andrea; Sabatini, Stefano et al

in Proceedings of IRES 2017 - The 11th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (2017, March)

In the rural areas of Bolivia, where about a third of the people lacks access to reliable electricity, both a complex geography and a scattered population make the costs of extending the national grid ... [more ▼]

In the rural areas of Bolivia, where about a third of the people lacks access to reliable electricity, both a complex geography and a scattered population make the costs of extending the national grid prohibitively high. As an alternative, we evaluate the feasibility of an isolated micro-grid, composed by Li-ion batteries and Photovoltaic (PV) panels, for a Bolivian remote community living without access to electricity. We surveyed two remote rural villages to assess the potential electricity consumption patterns of the population once provided access to electricity. We estimated the average demand profile using the tool LoadProGen, and we collected local techno-economic and solar irradiation data of the zone. We employed such data as inputs in a robust linear programming-based optimization tool to determine the capacities of the Li-ion battery bank and the PV array thatminimize the net present cost (NPC) of the system. [less ▲]

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See detailOptimized integration of heat storage into district heating networks fed by a biomass CHP plant.
Sartor, Kevin ULg

in Proceedings (2017, February 28)

Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants connected to district heating networks (DHN) are recognized as a very good opportunity to increase the share of renewable sources into energy systems. However ... [more ▼]

Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants connected to district heating networks (DHN) are recognized as a very good opportunity to increase the share of renewable sources into energy systems. However, as CHP plants are not optimized for electricity production, their operation is profitable only if a sufficient heat demand is available throughout the year. On the other hand, these plants often work for baseline operation and back-up boilers are used to supply the peak demand. To extend the use of the CHP plants and reduce costs, conventional fuel use and emissions, it is proposed to study the feasibility of using additional high temperature heat storage as retrofit of an existing CHP plant. This work is based on a simple and effective methodology that provides accurate estimations of economic, environmental and energetic performances of CHP plants connected to district heating networks. The DHN of the University in Liège (Belgium) is used as an application framework to demonstrate the effectiveness of the selected approach. The potential energy and pollutant emissions savings and resulting energy costs are estimated and the current policy limitations will be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailThermal comfort models for net zero energy buildings in hot climates
Belkhouane, Hamza ULg; Hensen, Jan; Attia, Shady ULg

in Second International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates (2017, February 26)

Several energy efficiency concepts and comfort models emerged in the last 15 years seeking high performance buildings and optimal occupant comfort conditions. The aim of high performance buildings is to ... [more ▼]

Several energy efficiency concepts and comfort models emerged in the last 15 years seeking high performance buildings and optimal occupant comfort conditions. The aim of high performance buildings is to reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of buildings while maintain a fit to purpose comfort. In this context, this work raises the question of fir to purpose comfort models that can from one side reduce the energy consumption of typical office buildings in hot climates (cooling dominated) while on the other side ensuring indoor thermal comfort. Indeed, studies that address energy efficiency are many, however it is in most cases applied to temperate or cold climates and barely explored for hot climates. The objective of this paper is to (1) combine several comfort models for a net zero energy building in hot climates, (2) select the comfort model that shows the optimal comfort quality of indoor environment and (3) compare the building's annual energy consumption for each used comfort model. To respond to our research problems, a methodology has been established, which goes through several phases. First identifying the different comfort models comfortable to use in hot climates (ISO 7730 / EN 15251 / adaptive ASHRAE / Givoni), secondly selecting a typical validated office building model as a reference building and finally selecting representative cities in the Mediterranean arid and hot climate (Algiers / Sicily / Cairo / Dubai). The study used building performance simulation to generate the different results on the energy consumption and the operative temperatures of the different models of comfort in each city. The paper ultimately identifies the fit to purpose comfort models for a medium size net zero energy office building in hot climates. The paper presents a comparison that can help building professional to identify the most appropriate comfort model that allows optimizing energy consumption, ensuring thermal comfort for robust perfromnce of net zero energy buildings in hot climates. [less ▲]

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See detail10. 1. Impact de la gestion des résidus de cultures sur la fertilité des sols et la production agricole
Hiel, Marie-Pierre ULg; Barbieux, Sophie ULg; Pierreux, Jérome ULg et al

in Bodson, Bernard; Watillon, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2017, February 22)

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Eylenbosch, Damien ULg; Meza Morales, Walter ULg; Monfort, Bruno et al

in Bodson, Bernard; Watillon, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2017, February 22)

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Escarnot, Emmanuelle; Meza Morales, Walter ULg; Crémer, S. et al

in Bodson, Bernard; Watillon, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2017, February 22)

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See detailA Raster SOLAP Designed for the Emergency Services of Brussels Agglomeration
Kasprzyk, Jean-Paul ULg; Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg

in CLOUD COMPUTING 2017 - The Eighth International Conference on Cloud Computing, GRIDs, and Virtualization (2017, February 20)

In order to quickly reach incident locations, emergency services have to fairly distribute their resources on the territory. This distribution is based on an analysis which depends on heterogeneous ... [more ▼]

In order to quickly reach incident locations, emergency services have to fairly distribute their resources on the territory. This distribution is based on an analysis which depends on heterogeneous spatial data like past interventions (recurring risk), specific geographical places (sporadic risk), road network or socio-economic variables. On the other hand, Spatial Online Analytical Processing (SOLAP) tools are designed for the collection and the analysis of large spatial data sets. In this study, an original raster SOLAP model is implemented for emergency services of Brussels agglomeration. It allows decision-makers to freely generate risk maps (continuous fields), depending on several dimensions (time, intervention type, risk type, etc.), and to compare them with the accessibility of firefighters and ambulances. Simulations can also be performed on resources locations to see their impact on the main accessibility. [less ▲]

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See detailBest Practices for NZEB design in Mixed & Cooling Dominated Climates
Attia, Shady ULg

in HARPUTLUGİL, Timuçin (Ed.) Symposium for Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings Project (2017, February 14)

High performance buildings including net zero energy buildings (NZEB) are facing difficulty to become market mainstream in warm and hot climates. Beside the economic there are serious technical and design ... [more ▼]

High performance buildings including net zero energy buildings (NZEB) are facing difficulty to become market mainstream in warm and hot climates. Beside the economic there are serious technical and design challenges that hampers design teams design, construct and operate NZEB in mixed and cooling dominated climates. There is a difficulty to make the Passive House standard cross the heating dominated climatic zones in Northern and Central Europe to get implemented in mixed or cooling dominated climates as an ultra-energy efficient building concept. There is a need for setting new climate adaptive energy efficiency target metrics for NZEBs in warm and hot climates. This paper presents guidance and recommendations on the necessary performance target metrics for NZEBs and makes them explicit. Results are based on cross analysis of several case studies, presenting an overview of challenges and providing recommendations based on available empirical evidence to further lower those barriers Worldwide with a focus on the European construction sector. By defining the performance thresholds for NZEBs including the metrics we offer design team the possibility of verification and design assessment during early design decision making phases to instil a kind of practical, evidence based and quantifiable guidance for high performance buildings and in particular NZEBs. [less ▲]

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See detailImplication for the use of benthic foraminifera as bio-indicators of pollution: The case study of the Northern coast of Sfax (South eastern Tunisia)
Lamourou, Ali ULg; Touir, Jamel; Fagel, Nathalie ULg

in YNHM 4TH YOUNG NATURAL HISTORY SCIENTISTS' MEETING (2017, February 12)

The use of foraminifers as bioindicators of pollution in coastal and paralic environments has undergone a very fast development. Among various criteria, morphological anomalies are sometimes considered as ... [more ▼]

The use of foraminifers as bioindicators of pollution in coastal and paralic environments has undergone a very fast development. Among various criteria, morphological anomalies are sometimes considered as pollution indicators. This paper presents a synthesis of the studies correlating foraminiferal assemblages and environmental concerns. Sediment cores retrieved along the northern coast of Sfax (Tunisia) are used to monitor the response of benthic foraminifera to modern pollution and environmental stress. Sediment samples were separated immediately after collection for benthic foraminifera analysis. Binocular microscope and the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) were carried out to identify the most significant, normal or deformed, specimens. All observations confirmed that foraminifera may be used as indicators of pollution after deconvoluting from natural impacts. The most sensitive foraminifera identified in the study area are Ammonia tepida, Ammonia beccarii, Elphidium crispum, Peneroplis pertususles Miliolidae, Peneroplis pertusus et Rosalina sp and Peneroplis planatus. The morphological study of benthic foraminifera from surface sediments attests for the pollution of the actual coast. This pollution is recorded in the benthic foraminifera tests mainly as shell deformations, chambers or streaks or abnormal colors. [less ▲]

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See detailLes commissaires d'Action française
Schmidt, Anne-Catherine ULg

in Audigier, François (Ed.) Histoire des services d'ordre en France du XIXème siècle à nos jours (2017, February)

Les discours et les actes violents des camelots du roi sont bien connus et ont régulièrement été évoqués par l'historiographie. En revanche, l'organisation des commissaires d'Action française, chargés du ... [more ▼]

Les discours et les actes violents des camelots du roi sont bien connus et ont régulièrement été évoqués par l'historiographie. En revanche, l'organisation des commissaires d'Action française, chargés du maintien de l'ordre dans les manifestations, est assez méconnue. Ce papier tente d'y remédier. [less ▲]

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See detailAn App-based Algorithmic Approach for Harvesting Local and Renewable Energy Using Electric Vehicles
Dubois, Antoine; Wehenkel, Antoine; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017) (2017, February)

The emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), combined with the rise of renewable energy production capacities, will strongly impact the way electricity is produced, distributed and consumed in the very near ... [more ▼]

The emergence of electric vehicles (EVs), combined with the rise of renewable energy production capacities, will strongly impact the way electricity is produced, distributed and consumed in the very near future. This position paper focuses on the problem of optimizing charging strategies for a fleet of EVs in the context where a significant amount of electricity is generated by (distributed) renewable energy. It exposes how a mobile application may offer an efficient solution for addressing this problem. This app can play two main roles. Firstly, it would incite and help people to play a more active role in the energy sector by allowing photovoltaic (PV) panel owners to sell their electrical production directly to consumers, here the EVs’ agents. Secondly, it would help distribution system operators (DSOs) or transmission system operators (TSOs) to modulate more efficiently the load by allowing them to influence EV charging behaviour in real time. Finally, the present paper advocates for the introduction of a two-sided market-type model between EV drivers and electricity producers. [less ▲]

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See detailNonlinear Robust Control for Satellite Formation Flying via Adaptive Second-Order Sliding Modes
Cho, Hancheol ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio 5-9 February 2017 (2017, February)

This paper presents a robust adaptive control methodology based on the concept of second-order sliding modes for satellite formation control in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. By ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a robust adaptive control methodology based on the concept of second-order sliding modes for satellite formation control in the presence of unknown, but bounded uncertainties. By introducing two sliding variables to achieve the concept of second-order sliding modes, a robust controller is designed so that it forces the first sliding variable to converge to a desired error box in a finite time. Then, the second sliding variable is automatically bounded in a much smaller region by sliding mode control theory, thereby considerably improving the control accuracy. The proposed control scheme is of a smooth form and effectively alleviates chattering. An adaptive law that updates the control gain is also presented without a priori knowledge of the uncertainties. Numerical simulations, in which a desired formation configuration is required to be precisely maintained under uncertain mass and external disturbances, are carried out to validate the efficiency and the accuracy of the proposed robust adaptive control scheme developed herein. [less ▲]

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See detailApproximate Bayes Optimal Policy Search using Neural Networks
Castronovo, Michaël ULg; François-Lavet, Vincent ULg; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2017) (2017, February)

Bayesian Reinforcement Learning (BRL) agents aim to maximise the expected collected rewards obtained when interacting with an unknown Markov Decision Process (MDP) while using some prior knowledge. State ... [more ▼]

Bayesian Reinforcement Learning (BRL) agents aim to maximise the expected collected rewards obtained when interacting with an unknown Markov Decision Process (MDP) while using some prior knowledge. State-of-the-art BRL agents rely on frequent updates of the belief on the MDP, as new observations of the environment are made. This offers theoretical guarantees to converge to an optimum, but is computationally intractable, even on small-scale problems. In this paper, we present a method that circumvents this issue by training a parametric policy able to recommend an action directly from raw observations. Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) are used to represent this policy, and are trained on the trajectories sampled from the prior. The trained model is then used online, and is able to act on the real MDP at a very low computational cost. Our new algorithm shows strong empirical performance, on a wide range of test problems, and is robust to inaccuracies of the prior distribution. [less ▲]

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See detailFlutter and limit cycle oscillation suppression using linear and nonlinear tuned vibration absorbers
Verstraelen, Edouard ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of the SEM IMAC XXXV (2017, February)

Aircraft are more than ever pushed to their limits for performance reasons. Consequently, they become increasingly nonlinear and they are more prone to undergo aeroelastic limit cycle oscillations ... [more ▼]

Aircraft are more than ever pushed to their limits for performance reasons. Consequently, they become increasingly nonlinear and they are more prone to undergo aeroelastic limit cycle oscillations. Structural nonlinearities affect aircraft such as the F-16, which can undergo store-induced limit cycle oscillations (LCOs). Furthermore, transonic buzz can lead to LCOs because of moving shock waves in transonic flight conditions on many aircraft. This study presents a numerical investigation of passive LCO suppression on a typical aeroelastic system with pitch and plunge degrees of freedom and a hardening stiffness nonlinearity. The absorber used is made of a piezoelectric patch glued to the plunge springs and connected to a resistor and an inductance forming a RLC circuit. A mechanical tuned mass damper absorber of similar configuration is also considered. The piezoelectric absorber features significant advantages in terms of size, weight and tuning convenience. The results show that both types of absorber increase the linear flutter speed of the system in a similar fashion but, when optimal, they lead to a sub-critical bifurcation while a super-critical bifurcation was observed without absorber. Finally, it is shown that the addition of a properly tuned nonlinear spring (mechanical absorber) or capacitor (piezo- electric absorber) can restore the super-criticality of the bifurcation. The tuning of the nonlinearity is carried out using numerical continuation. [less ▲]

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See detailConclusion
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Nocchi Macedo, Gabriel; Scappaticcio, Marie Chiara (Eds.) Signes dans les textes, textes sur les signes. Érudition, lecture et écriture dans le monde gréco-romain. Actes du colloque international (Liège, 6-7 septembre 2013) (2017, January 20)

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See detailImpact of Serious Games on Health and Well-being of Elderly: A Systematic Review
Nguyen, Thi Thanh Hai; Ishmatova, Diana; Tapanainen, Tommi ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 50th Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Sciences (2017, January 06)

Besides their entertainment value, serious games can have beneficial therapeutic effects for elderly people that improve their health and well-being. Games are likely to be accepted by elderly persons who ... [more ▼]

Besides their entertainment value, serious games can have beneficial therapeutic effects for elderly people that improve their health and well-being. Games are likely to be accepted by elderly persons who have enjoyed games their lives, and because there are more and more of such elderly, it is important to investigate games as a therapeutic device. This research reviewed the literature focusing on the effects of games on elderly persons in three main types of effects: physical, cognitive, and social effects. The majority of reviewed papers focused on physical and cognitive effects, and were published in recent years, which emphasizes the relative novelty of this topic and suggests that future research will need to address social impact as well. In addition, while many papers claimed positive impacts as a result of using games, our review found that more attention should be given to research designs. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentification of complex nonlinearities using cubic splines with automatic discretization
Dossogne, Tilàn ULg; Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) XXXV (2017, January)

One of the major challenges in nonlinear system identification is the selection of appropriate mathematical functions to model the observed nonlinearities. In this context, piecewise polynomials, or ... [more ▼]

One of the major challenges in nonlinear system identification is the selection of appropriate mathematical functions to model the observed nonlinearities. In this context, piecewise polynomials, or splines, offer a simple and flexible representation basis requiring limited prior knowledge. The generally-adopted discretization for splines consists in an even distribution of their control points, termed knots. While this may prove successful for simple nonlinearities, a more advanced strategy is needed for nonlinear restoring forces with strong local variations. The present paper specifically introduces a two-step methodology to select automatically the location of the knots. It proposes to derive an initial model, using nonlinear subspace identification, and incorporating cubic spline basis functions with fixed and equally-spaced abscissas. In a second step, the location of the knots is optimized iteratively by minimizing a least-squares cost function. A single-degree-of-freedom system with a discontinuous stiffness characteristic is considered as a case study. [less ▲]

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See detailThermal history modelling to understand microstructures observed in repair technology of Ti-6Al-4V
Tran, Hoang Son ULg; Tchuindjang, Jérôme Tchoufack ULg; Hakan, Paydas et al

in Extended Abstract book of 14th Conf. on Computer Methods in Materials Technology KomPlasTech 2017 (2017, January)

Laser cladding is a metal deposition technique used to fabricate or repair components. In the present work Ti-6Al-4V deposits with a variable thickness are studied to assess the use of laser cladding as a ... [more ▼]

Laser cladding is a metal deposition technique used to fabricate or repair components. In the present work Ti-6Al-4V deposits with a variable thickness are studied to assess the use of laser cladding as a repair technology [1]. Solidification following melting and partial remelting of pre-existing layers is coupled with heat treatment of the solidified material due to the repeated heating and cooling cycles during building. The effect of the building strategy on the metallurgical characteristics of the material for a decreasing track length (DTL) or a constant track length (CTL) strategy is analyzed. Depending on the possible heat accumulation, the nature of the phases are determined by metallography and hardness maps of the deposits. Optical Microscopy (OM), Stereo Microscopy (SM), and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were used in order to study the microstructure. The generation of the microstructure results from the material thermal history. This one is computed by Finite Element Method and a careful analysis establishes the link between the phase state and the detailed thermal history. [less ▲]

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See detailUnsteady lifting line theory using the Wagner function
Boutet, Johan ULg; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of the 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (2017, January)

A method is presented to model the incompressible, attached, unsteady lift and moment acting on a thin three-dimensional wing in the time domain. The model is based on the combination of Wagner theory and ... [more ▼]

A method is presented to model the incompressible, attached, unsteady lift and moment acting on a thin three-dimensional wing in the time domain. The model is based on the combination of Wagner theory and lifting line theory trough the unsteady Kutta-Joukowsky theorem. The result is a set of closed form linear ordinary di erential equations that can be solved analytically or using a Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg algorithm. The method is validated against numerical predictions from an unsteady Vortex Lattice method for rectangular and tapered wings undergoing step or oscillatory changes in plunge or pitch. As the aerodynamic loads are written in state space form in the proposed method, they can be easily included in aeroelastic and flight dynamic calculations. [less ▲]

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See detailSomatic mosaicism is implicated in the etiology of XLAG syndrome
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Yuan, Bo et al

in Abstract book : Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" (2017, January)

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See detailGenetic predisposition to breast cancer occuring in a male-to-female transsexual patient
Potorac, Iulia ULg; CORMAN, Vinciane ULg; Manto, Florence ULg et al

in Abstract book : Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" (2017, January)

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See detailAnalysis of Kids’ Athletics implementation in Wallonia
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Wuillaume, Sandrine; Cloes, Marc ULg

in Sakslahti, Arja (Ed.) Book of abstracts (2017, January)

Introduction Since decades in Wallonia (French speaking part of Belgium), athletics competitions for children are miniaturized versions of adults’ competitions. Despite the fact that it has been pointed ... [more ▼]

Introduction Since decades in Wallonia (French speaking part of Belgium), athletics competitions for children are miniaturized versions of adults’ competitions. Despite the fact that it has been pointed out that such kind of approach, based on performance, is not appropriated for motor learning and could result in an increased rate of dropout (1), no change has occurred since years. The International Association of Athletic Federation has developed and promoted a more appropriate model of competition for children under 10 years old: ‘Kids’Athletics’ (KA)(2). While this model is well known, it has not been selected by the Wallonian federation as the gold standard yet . This study aimed to analyze the perceived interest of a group of experts about KA, and to identify the strategies that could be considered for KA implementation in Wallonia. Methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 14 athletics or marketing experts (demographic presentation; knowledge about KA and personal experience with KA ; opinion about KA model in comparison with the traditional one, and ; strategies that could be helpful to implement KA in Wallonia). Results Findings showed that 12 experts knew the KA concept while 9 have experimented it in their own club. None mentioned an official competition between clubs. A list of KA’s advantages and disadvantages has been identified (organization, children needs, and development). All experts considered that KA was more adapted to children than traditional competition. Based on subjects’ proposals, a progressive strategy for KA implementation is suggested. It includes the support of the federation and recommends to start with the more convinced clubs. Conclusion This study confirms that KA should be implemented in Wallonia. In order to optimize the chances of success, it would be appropriate to multiply actions, taking into account the potential barriers identified by the experts. Keywords : Children, track and field, competition, Kids Athletics, Wallonia. References Gozzoli C., Locatelli, E., Massin, D., & Wangemann, B.. (2002). IAAF Kids’ Athletics : A team event for children. Monaco: IAAF Shields, D. L. & Bredemeier, B. L. (2009). True competition: A guide to pursuing excellence in sport and society. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasuring children motor skills with MOBACK-1: descriptive data and critical analysis
Jidovtseff, Boris ULg; Vandeloise, Vérane; Cloes, Marc ULg et al

in Sääkslahti, Arja (Ed.) The book of abstracts (2017, January)

Introduction The development of motor skills competencies is critical during childhood should be considered as the central learning outcome in physical education. Assessing motor competencies of the ... [more ▼]

Introduction The development of motor skills competencies is critical during childhood should be considered as the central learning outcome in physical education. Assessing motor competencies of the children make sense for teachers, trainers and researchers. The MOBAK-1 testing battery has been recently developed with the aim of assessing a wide panel of motor skills in relationship with locomotion and object-control abilities (1). This battery is complete and easy to use but present a scoring system that is only based on the success or the failure of the task. The aim of the study was to collect descriptive data from Belgian children with MOBAK-1, and to do a critical analysis of the scoring system through the analysis of the failure reasons in the tests. Methods The MOBAK-1 testing battery (1) was addressed to 166 primary school pupils (7.2±0.6 YO) coming from the French speaking part of Belgium. For each test, children received a score from 0 to 2, according to the number of success and fails in the task. Additionally, the evaluator took notes of the failure reasons when it occurs. Results Results from our subjects were in accordance with a previous study (1) for all tests except rolling and jumping tasks. The analysis of the failure reasons revealed that some criteria were too severe as some children failed while they were almost able to do the test correctly. This appeared especially in the rolling and jumping tests where the score did not really reflect the level of the children. Conclusion MOBACK-1 testing battery was successful to assess children motor skills for 6 out of 8 tests. Critical analysis of children failures in the tests revealed that some criteria seemed to be severe. Scoring system should be improved in order to inform about the children level in each test. References 1. Herrmann, C., Gerlach, E., & Seelig, H. (2015). Development and validation of a test instrument for the assessment of basic motor competencies in primary school. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 19(2), 80-90. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental Assessment of the Influence of Interface Geometries on Structural Dynamic Response
Dossogne, Tilàn ULg; Jerome, Trevor; Lancereau, Damien et al

in Proceedings of the International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC) XXXV (2017, January)

Jointed interfaces are sources of the greatest amount of uncertainty in the dynamics of a structural assembly. In practice, jointed connections introduce nonlinearity into a system, which is often ... [more ▼]

Jointed interfaces are sources of the greatest amount of uncertainty in the dynamics of a structural assembly. In practice, jointed connections introduce nonlinearity into a system, which is often manifested as a softening response in frequency response, exhibiting amplitude dependent damping and stiffness. Additionally, standard joints are highly susceptible to unrepeatability and variability that make meaningful prediction of the performance of a system prohibitively difficult. This high degree of uncertainty in joint structure predictions is partly due to the physical design of the interface. This paper experimentally assesses the influence of the interface geometry on both the nonlinear and uncertain aspects of jointed connections. The considered structure is the Brake-Reuß beam, which possesses a lap joint with three bolted connections, and can exhibit several different interface configurations. Five configurations with different contact areas are tested, identified, and compared, namely joints with complete contact in the interface, contact only under the pressure cones, contact under an area twice that of the pressure cones, contact only away from the pressure cones and Hertzian contact. The contact only under the pressure cone and Hertzian contact are found to behave linearly in the range of excitation used in this work. The contact area twice that of the pressure cone behaves between the complete contact and contact only under the pressure cone cases. [less ▲]

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See detailUne évaluation mutuelle pour soutenir les processus d’apprentissage et transformer les pratiques d’enseignement : ce qu’en disent de futurs enseignants du secondaire
Fagnant, Annick ULg; Goffin, Christelle ULg

in 29e colloque de l'Admée Europe - L'évaluation : levier pour le développement professionnel et les apprentissages (axe 4) (2017, January)

Dans une étude qui s’intéressait aux conceptions de futurs enseignants du secondaire (Goffin & Fagnant, 2016), nous avons notamment montré que ces derniers témoignent d’expériences très limitées en ... [more ▼]

Dans une étude qui s’intéressait aux conceptions de futurs enseignants du secondaire (Goffin & Fagnant, 2016), nous avons notamment montré que ces derniers témoignent d’expériences très limitées en matière d’évaluation formative : leur vécu en tant qu’élève fait davantage état de pratiques d’auto-notations (Rey & Feyfant, 2014) que de réelle autoévaluation. Sur la base de ce constat, nous leur avons fait vivre une expérience d’évaluation mutuelle (Bourgeois & Laveault, 2015) dans le cadre d’un cours de pédagogie générale. Cette communication présentera le dispositif mis en place, tout en y portant un regard critique documenté par plusieurs sources d’informations. En préparation de la séance-cible, les étudiants étaient invités à analyser une de leurs séquences à l’aide de la grille CompAS (Parmentier & Paquay, 2002). Ils devaient rédiger un texte présentant cette analyse et étaient prévenus que cette première ébauche serait évaluée par un autre étudiant en vue d’être retravaillée pour figurer dans leur rapport final. Après avoir pris connaissance et discuté de l’évaluation réalisée par un autre étudiant, ils ont pu affiner et poursuivre le travail initialement demandé, notamment en développant des pistes touchant aux différentes formes d’évaluation qu’ils pourraient pratiquer en classe avec leurs élèves dans le cadre de cette séquence de cours. Quelques exemples, issus des 231 travaux réflexifs recueillis en fin d’année, permettront d’illustrer leur compréhension de la perspective élargie de l’évaluation formative (Allal & Mottier Lopez, 2005). Une analyse des commentaires rédigés par les étudiants suite à l’expérience d’évaluation mutuelle vécue permettra également de pointer les avantages et les limites qu’ils perçoivent à ce dispositif et les retombées qu’ils envisagent pour leurs pratiques de classes. Outre quelques limites relevées, les résultats sont globalement positifs et montrent que cette expérience a ainsi pu, dans une certaine mesure, nourrir leurs processus d’apprentissage et leur développement professionnel. [less ▲]

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See detailCognitive functioning and multimodal neuroimaging interactions in patients with disorders of consciousness
Aubinet, Charlène ULg; Murphy, Lesley; Gosseries, Olivia ULg et al

in Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2017)

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See detailCodifying ‘Sacred Laws’ in Ancient Greece
Carbon, Jan-Mathieu ULg; Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Jaillard, Dominique; Nihan, Christophe (Eds.) Writing Laws in Antiquity / L'écriture du droit dans l'Antiquité (2017)

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See detail15 years of composite modelling to enhance hydraulic structures studies
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in SimHydro 2017: choosing the right model in applied hydralilcs (2017)

Physical and numerical modelling may be combined within so-called composite or hybrid modelling. This enables to taking optimal benefit of the respective strengths of each modelling approach, while ... [more ▼]

Physical and numerical modelling may be combined within so-called composite or hybrid modelling. This enables to taking optimal benefit of the respective strengths of each modelling approach, while compensating for their specific drawbacks. Different types of composite modelling may be identified, such as embedding a detailed physical model within a broader scale numerical model, interconnecting different physical and numerical models focusing each on specific processes, or validating a numerical model from experimental data before exploiting the numerical model to generate more results than available from the experimental facility. Besides, specifically in more basic research, composite modelling may also be used to improve in-depth understanding of the relative importance of different processes which act simultaneously in the experimental test and may be artificially separated in numerical simulations. All these advantages of composite modelling are illustrated in this paper through the presentation of several application examples resulting from the experience of the Research Group HECE of the University of Liege. [less ▲]

See detailExEP yield modeling tool and validation test results
Morgan, Rhonda; Turmon, Michael; Delacroix, Christian ULg et al

in Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII (2017)

EXOSIMS is an open-source simulation tool for parametric modeling of the detection yield and characterization of exoplanets. EXOSIMS has been adopted by the Exoplanet Exploration Programs Standards ... [more ▼]

EXOSIMS is an open-source simulation tool for parametric modeling of the detection yield and characterization of exoplanets. EXOSIMS has been adopted by the Exoplanet Exploration Programs Standards Definition and Evaluation Team (ExSDET) as a common mechanism for comparison of exoplanet mission concept studies. To ensure trustworthiness of the tool, we developed a validation test plan that leverages the Python-language unit-test framework, utilizes integration tests for selected module interactions, and performs end-to-end crossvalidation with other yield tools. This paper presents the test methods and results, with the physics-based tests such as photometry and integration time calculation treated in detail and the functional tests treated summarily. The test case utilized a 4m unobscured telescope with an idealized coronagraph and an exoplanet population from the IPAC radial velocity (RV) exoplanet catalog. The known RV planets were set at quadrature to allow deterministic validation of the calculation of physical parameters, such as working angle, photon counts and integration time. The observing keepout region was tested by generating plots and movies of the targets and the keepout zone over a year. Although the keepout integration test required the interpretation of a user, the test revealed problems in the L2 halo orbit and the parameterization of keepout applied to some solar system bodies, which the development team was able to address. The validation testing of EXOSIMS was performed iteratively with the developers of EXOSIMS and resulted in a more robust, stable, and trustworthy tool that the exoplanet community can use to simulate exoplanet direct-detection missions from probe class, to WFIRST, up to large mission concepts such as HabEx and LUVOIR. [less ▲]

See detailStarshade orbital maneuver study for WFIRST
Soto, Gabriel; Sinha, Amlan; Savransky, Dmitry et al

in Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII (2017)

The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission, scheduled for launch in the mid-2020s will perform exoplanet science via both direct imaging and a microlensing survey. An internal coronagraph ... [more ▼]

The Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission, scheduled for launch in the mid-2020s will perform exoplanet science via both direct imaging and a microlensing survey. An internal coronagraph is planned to perform starlight suppression for exoplanet imaging, but an external starshade could be used to achieve the required high contrasts with potentially higher throughput. This approach would require a separately-launched occulter spacecraft to be positioned at exact distances from the telescope along the line of sight to a target star system. We present a detailed study to quantify the Δv requirements and feasibility of deploying this additional spacecraft as a means of exoplanet imaging. The primary focus of this study is the fuel use of the occulter while repositioning between targets. Based on its design, the occulter is given an offset distance from the nominal WFIRST halo orbit. Target star systems and look vectors are generated using Exoplanet Open-Source Imaging Simulator (EXOSIMS); a boundary value problem is then solved between successive targets. On average, 50 observations are achievable with randomly selected targets given a 30-day transfer time. Individual trajectories can be optimized for transfer time as well as fuel usage to be used in mission scheduling. Minimizing transfer time reduces the total mission time by up to 4.5 times in some simulations before expending the entire fuel budget. Minimizing Δv can generate starshade missions that achieve over 100 unique observations within the designated mission lifetime of WFIRST. [less ▲]

See detailMulti-mission modeling for space-based exoplanet imagers
Savransky, Dmitry; Delacroix, Christian ULg; Garrett, Daniel

in Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VIII (2017)

In addition to the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope Coronagraphic Imager (WFIRST CGI), which is currently scheduled for launch in the mid 2020s, there is an extensive, ongoing design effort for next ... [more ▼]

In addition to the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope Coronagraphic Imager (WFIRST CGI), which is currently scheduled for launch in the mid 2020s, there is an extensive, ongoing design effort for next-generation, space-based, exoplanet imaging instrumentation. This work involves mission concepts such as the Large UV/ Optical/Infrared Surveyor (LUVOIR), the Habitable Exoplanet Imaging Misson (HabEx), and a starshade rendezvous mission for WFIRST, among others. While each of these efforts includes detailed mission analysis targeted at the specifics of each design, there is also interest in being able to analyze all such concepts in a unified way (to the extent that this is possible) and to draw specific comparisons between projected concept capabilities. Here, we discuss and compare two fundamental approaches to mission analysis, full mission simulation and depth of search analysis, in the specific context of simulating and comparing multiple different mission concepts. We present strategies for mission analysis at varying stages of concept definition, using WFIRST as a motivating example, and discuss useful metrics for cross-mission comparison, as well as strategies for evaluating these metrics. [less ▲]

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See detailA Comparison of Micro-objective Non-parametric Statistical Matching Techniques for the Integration of Different Survey Data
Eftekhar, Hamed ULg; Cools, Mario ULg

in Proceedings of the 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (2017)

Lack of information is often reported as one of the main study limitations in transport research. Other data sources provide an important opportunity, as the information from these data sources might be ... [more ▼]

Lack of information is often reported as one of the main study limitations in transport research. Other data sources provide an important opportunity, as the information from these data sources might be fully exploited when they are integrated using an appropriate mathematical framework. This paper determines which data integration techniques can be adopted in the context of road safety, and which criteria should be used to assess the quality of the integrated dataset. The paper contributes to the literature by providing a comparison of different techniques that allow the tabulation of the joint micro-data. To compare the suitability of different Statistical Matching techniques, data from the 2012 Belgium Road Safety Institute (BRSI) Attitude Survey and data from the 2010 Belgian National Household Travel Survey (BELDAM) are integrated. In particular, the socio-economic factor "Income" is being matched to the BRSI Attitude Survey data. The paper discusses and compares different non-parametric micro-objective Statistical Matching techniques, in which the “Income” variable from the BELDAM survey was added to the BRSI Attitude Survey. Based on similarity/dissimilarity measures, the Rank hot-deck Statistical Matching yielded the best result, which is in line with the existing literature. Moreover, from the results, it can be concluded that statistical data matching is a practically applicable technique, which can help overcome the lack of additional information. Further research should focus on using the integrated datasets with an attempt of expanding the scope of variables, and explicitly testing for omitted variable bias. [less ▲]

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See detailAccuracy improvement in digital holographic-based speckle correlation for three-dimensional (3D) displacement measurement
Zhao, Yuchen ULg; Zemmamouche, Redouane; Vandenrijt, Jean-François ULg et al

in Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging (2017)

Combination of digital holography and speckle correlation for three-dimensional displacement measurement suffers from inaccuracy. Speckle size adjustment and phase error correction during the digital ... [more ▼]

Combination of digital holography and speckle correlation for three-dimensional displacement measurement suffers from inaccuracy. Speckle size adjustment and phase error correction during the digital holography process can improve the accuracy of in-plane displacement measurement. [less ▲]

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See detailLa diffusion des Blattmasken dans le bassin Méditerranéen. Entre tradition et innovation
Derwael, Stéphanie ULg

in Actes du colloque "Colloque La diffusion des répertoires décoratifs en Méditerranée antique et médiévale" (2017)

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See detailThermo-economic optimization during preliminary design phase of organic Rankine cycle systems for waste heat recovery from exhaust and recirculated gases of heavy duty trucks
Guillaume, Ludovic ULg; Legros, Arnaud; Dickes, Rémi ULg et al

in IMechE (Ed.) Vehicle Thermal Management Systems conference (2017)

Waste heat recovery (WHR) Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system is a very promising technology for reducing fuel consumption and consequently the CO2 emissions of future heavy-duty trucks (HDT). Nonetheless ... [more ▼]

Waste heat recovery (WHR) Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) system is a very promising technology for reducing fuel consumption and consequently the CO2 emissions of future heavy-duty trucks (HDT). Nonetheless, the adoption of this technology in the automotive domain requires specific R&D activities going from the system definition to the on-board integration. This study focuses on the preliminary design phase of ORC systems recovering the heat wasted from two of the sources available on a HDT: the exhaust and recirculated gases. From these heat sources and their combinations, 6 possible architectures are identified. On the other hand, 4 volumetric expansion machine technologies are considered (scroll, screw, piston and vane Expanders). At the end, 24 topologies are therefore modelled considering the main components (Pump, Heat exchangers, Expansion machines). A three-step optimization method is proposed to identify the most promising system. First, the most suitable conditions are identified for the design of the ORC systems using a simple model of volumetric expansion machine. In a second step, the design phase, using more detailed models for the expansion machines, a thermos-economic optimization is performed. Finally, in a third step, the output power of the latter system models is maximized in off-design conditions, optimizing the evaporating pressure and the overheating degree. [less ▲]

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See detailFrance et Italie à l'époque du Grand Schisme. La politique par les bannières
Masson, Christophe ULg

in Vaillancourt, Luc (Ed.) « Des bruits courent » : rumeurs et propagande au temps des Valois (2017)

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See detailLes fondamentaux de la pédagogie (expérimentale) appliqués à l'hygiène en 2017
Leclercq, Dieudonné ULg

in SF2H (Ed.) Actes du Colloque (2017)

Rapid overview of the three O-M-E pillars of a training program or an educative purposeful action applied to hygiene: (O) The objectives (structured by the ASCID model for diagnosing educational needs of ... [more ▼]

Rapid overview of the three O-M-E pillars of a training program or an educative purposeful action applied to hygiene: (O) The objectives (structured by the ASCID model for diagnosing educational needs of patients and of caregivers ; (M) The Methods (structured by the Learning Events Model- LEM) and (E) the Evaluations, illustrated by two methods quite different but complementary: confidence degrees in responses and OSCE: Objective Structured Clinical Exams. [less ▲]

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See detailBiogeographic patterns and genomic adaptation of benthic cyanobacteria in Antarctic lakes
Durieu, Benoit ULg; Stelmach Pessi, Igor ULg; Lara, Yannick ULg et al

in XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuveun, 10-14 July 2017 (2017)

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See detailEffect of orthopedic implants on long bone properties : a combined experimental and numerical approach
Laurent, Cédric; Verwaerde, Jolante; Böhme, Béatrice ULg et al

in A définir (2017)

Long bone fracture constitutes a common reason for medical consultation within veterinary orthopedic services (Miller et al. 1998; Kumar et al. 2007). Canine bone fracture repair differs from the human ... [more ▼]

Long bone fracture constitutes a common reason for medical consultation within veterinary orthopedic services (Miller et al. 1998; Kumar et al. 2007). Canine bone fracture repair differs from the human case in the sense that (1) the physiological characteristics and morphology of the injured bones in animals vary considerably (Palierne et al. 2006), (2) the animal is not able to limit its activity during the post-operative period, leading to premature overloading, and (3) the surgeon is confronted to cost limitations concerning orthopedic material. There is a lack of studies assessing the effect of different treatment types on the biomechanical properties of a reconstructed bone, which may partly explain the frequent associated complications in the field of canine fracture repair (Dvořák et al. 2000; Jackson & Pacchiana 2004). In this work, we evaluate the effect of such orthopedic reconstructions on the behavior of canine humeri in compression, using a combined experimental and numerical approach. [less ▲]

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See detailUnderground pumped hydroelectric energy storage in Wallonia (Belgium) using old mines - Hydraulic modelling of the reservoirs
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Aminuddin, Ab. Ghani (Ed.) Proceedings of the 37th IAHR World Congress (2017)

Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity (PSH) is a well-known and efficient technology to store and release various amounts of electricity. To overcome the problem of available land surface to create new ... [more ▼]

Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity (PSH) is a well-known and efficient technology to store and release various amounts of electricity. To overcome the problem of available land surface to create new reservoirs, an alternative consists in using underground volumes to build so-called Underground Pumping Storage Hydroelectricity (UPSH) plants. A research project is currently investigating the feasibility of such UPSH plants in Wallonia (Belgium) using abandoned mines and underground quarries. The paper presents the main features of this multidisciplinary project and focuses on the numerical models developed specifically to consider the reservoirs’ hydraulics. Indeed, the detailed prediction of the water mass movements in the reservoirs is a key element of a feasibility analysis, as they may affect the turbomachines operation as well as the solicitations of the reservoirs limits. On the other hand, such prediction is challenging because of the complex geometry, the continuous discharge variations and the possible exchanges with the surrounding soil or the interaction with air in underground reservoirs. The application of the hydraulic model to an abandoned slate quarry highlights the usefulness of the approach and also its limitations. [less ▲]

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See detailUne architecture de frontières : les monastères des annonciades célestes dans les Trois-Evêchés (17e-18e siècles)
Piront, Julie ULg

in Bourdieu, Catherine (Ed.) Vie religieuse féminine dans les Trois-Evêchés : vocations, missions et cadres d'existence (2017)

Les Trois-Evêchés ont été un terrain fertile pour les congrégations féminines aux 16e-18e siècles puisqu'ils ont vu la naissance de projets religieux conjuguée à une installation massive de « nouveaux ... [more ▼]

Les Trois-Evêchés ont été un terrain fertile pour les congrégations féminines aux 16e-18e siècles puisqu'ils ont vu la naissance de projets religieux conjuguée à une installation massive de « nouveaux ordres » nés ou réformés dans le sillage du concile de Trente. Fondées en Italie au début du 17e siècle, les annonciades célestes se sont implantées majoritairement sur la « dorsale catholique ». Au cœur de ce territoire de frontières, les Trois-Évêchés occupent une position géographique, politique et religieuse incontournable. Dans le cadre de cette journée d’études, il s’agira d’interroger les spécificités éventuelles des cinq monastères que les annonciades célestes firent édifier dans les Trois-Évêchés en les comparant à l’ensemble de la production architecturale de l’ordre en Europe aux 17e et 18e siècles. En allant plus loin, nous verrons comment les représentations mentales de ces édifices ont participé à la genèse de l’identité de l’ordre, notamment grâce aux sources écrites et iconographiques qui en témoignent. [less ▲]

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See detailLe plan zonal de sécurité, instrument d'accountability de la police locale ?
Croquet, Alice ULg

in Ficet, Joël; Fallon, Catherine (Eds.) Actes du Colloque de l'ABSP - "Crise de la démocratie et nouveau management public" : Liège, 10-11 avril 2014 (2017)

La contribution propose d'analyser dans quelle mesure l'on peut comprendre le Plan Zonal de Sécurité comme un outil d'accountability des zones de police locale.

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See detailA best fit heuristic for the three-dimensional Bin Packing Problem with practical constraints from an air transportation application
Paquay, Célia ULg; Limbourg, Sabine ULg; Schyns, Michael ULg

in Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017 (2017)

This work considers the three-dimensional Multiple Bin Size Bin Packing Problem which consists in packing a set of cuboid boxes into containers of various shapes, while minimising unused space. The aim of ... [more ▼]

This work considers the three-dimensional Multiple Bin Size Bin Packing Problem which consists in packing a set of cuboid boxes into containers of various shapes, while minimising unused space. The aim of the present work is to find good initial solutions in short computational times. In this purpose, a fast best fit heuristic able to manage the different constraints to be met in transportation is developed. The heuristic is split into two distinct phases. The first phase deals with the packing of boxes into identical bins using an extension of the Extreme Points rule. During this phase, the fragility, stability and orientation of the boxes are taken into account, as well as the special shape of the bins and their weight capacity. The second phase considers the multiple types of available bins. If necessary, the best loading pattern identified is enhanced with respect to weight distribution in post processing. After parametrisation, computational experiments are performed on data sets specially designed for this application. The heuristic requires very short computational times to achieve promising results. [less ▲]

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See detailFrançois Ier et les arts du Nord (1515-1547). Des liens à explorer et à appronfondir encore
Fagnart, Laure ULg; Lecocq, Isabelle

in Fagnart, Laure; Lecocq, Isabelle (Eds.) François Ier et les arts du Nord (1515-1547) (2017)

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See detailLes frontières du droit à l'épreuve des films de mafias
Thirion, Nicolas ULg; Pasteger, David ULg

in Flores-Lonjou, Magalie (Ed.) Frontière(s) au cinéma - Actes des septièmes rencontres "Droit et cinéma" (2017)

demander dans quelle mesure l’injonction du brigand qui exige « la bourse ou la vie ! » peut être comparée à la norme de comportement édictée par un Etat sous la forme d’une loi, c’est poser la ... [more ▼]

demander dans quelle mesure l’injonction du brigand qui exige « la bourse ou la vie ! » peut être comparée à la norme de comportement édictée par un Etat sous la forme d’une loi, c’est poser la sempiternelle question de la frontière qui sépare le droit du non-droit, tout au moins dans une perspective juspositiviste, en tant que cette école de théorie du droit refuse de définir le phénomène juridique en se référant à une valeur ou un ensemble de valeurs. La frontière du droit et du non-droit est en effet particulièrement difficile à tracer, nonobstant plusieurs siècles de discussions philosophiques à ce sujet. Lorsque, fatigué de parcourir les chemins, le brigand décide de s’installer en ville pour s’y adonner au racket des commerçants du quartier et qu’il s’adjoint ensuite le concours d’autres bandits, c’est un gang de malfaiteurs qui voit le jour. Si, ultérieurement, ce gang se concerte avec d’autres bandes de truands pour s’épauler mutuellement dans les exactions auxquelles ils se livrent sur leurs territoires respectifs, il prend alors la forme d’une organisation criminelle ou, au sens large du terme, d’une « mafia ». Le cinéma de Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Sergio Leone ou bien encore Matteo Garrone, entre autres, dépeint, souvent avec réalisme, la genèse et le fonctionnement de telles organisations criminelles. La communication a proposé, au moyen d’illustrations tirées des films de ces grands cinéastes, une analyse de microscopie juridique du crime organisé. Une description serrée de la particule élémentaire du phénomène juridique, identifiée par Lucien François dans son ouvrage de théorie du droit Le cap des Tempêtes sous l’appellation de « jurème », met en lumière une indéniable proximité entre les techniques de pouvoir utilisées respectivement par le brigand isolé, la bande organisée et l’Etat souverain. En remontant ensuite vers la structure plus complexe d’un système étatique, on se demandera si, en fin de compte, dans la vision juspositiviste poussée au bout de sa logique par Lucien François, l’Etat ne pourrait être réduit, d’un point de vue ontologique, à un pouvoir de fait comparable, par les techniques de contrainte qu’il exerce sur ses sujets, à une organisation criminelle – abstraction faite des valeurs promues ou poursuivies par tel ou tel appareil étatique. [less ▲]

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