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See detailIntracanalar lumbar neurinoma
Manto, Florence; HOUET, Elise ULg; LACREMANS, Pierre ULg et al

in Abstract Book of Annual Congress of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 2016 (2016, December 09)

Neurinoma are slow growing encapsulated tumors, coming from Schwann cells. They are a rare cause of low back pain, possibly with a radiating pain in the inferior limb. This case report describes the ... [more ▼]

Neurinoma are slow growing encapsulated tumors, coming from Schwann cells. They are a rare cause of low back pain, possibly with a radiating pain in the inferior limb. This case report describes the managing of a patient with right cruralgia without strength lost. The CT- scan had failed to highlight a lesion corresponding to the symptoms of the patient. A MRI was therefore realized, and was able to show a lumbar intradural tumor. The MRI signal of neurinoma is usually typical. However, in this case, the histo-pathological analysis has been necessary to confirm the diagnosis. The patient underwent laminectomy and tumor resection with nearly complete resolution of symptoms, excepting a right perineal hemihypoesthesia, probably corresponding to the location of the concerned nervous root. The MRI is the best method to explore cruralgia or a sciatica not responding to treatment, and without precipitating factor such as disc herniation explaining the symptoms. [less ▲]

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See detailAvulsion fracture of the ischial tuberosity in a young sprinter: conservative or surgical treatment?
Tyberghein, Maëlle; Kaux, Jean-François ULg; GODON, Bernard ULg et al

in Abstract Book of Annual Congress of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 2016 (2016, December 09)

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See detailRecurrent stress fracture of tibial tubercule in a volleyball player - a case report
SANFILIPPO, Damien ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg

in Abstract Book of Annual Congress of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 2016 (2016, December 09)

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See detailPoint Clouds as an Efficient Multiscale Layered Spatial Representation
Poux, Florent ULg; Neuville, Romain ULg; Hallot, Pierre ULg et al

in Tourre, Vincent; Biljecki, Filip (Eds.) UDMV16: Eurographics Workshop on Urban Data Modelling and Visualisation (2016, December 08)

3D point clouds describe urban shape at different scales, precisions and resolutions depending on the underlying sensors and acquisition methodology. These factors influence the quality of the data, as ... [more ▼]

3D point clouds describe urban shape at different scales, precisions and resolutions depending on the underlying sensors and acquisition methodology. These factors influence the quality of the data, as well as its representativity. In this paper, we propose a multi-scale workflow to obtain a better description of the captured environment through a multi-scale representative point cloud, presenting an unlimited depth and multisensory data fusion. Our method is shown over a ''smart point cloud'' data structure and based on data fusion principles retaining higher description and precision on overlapping areas. The concept is illustrated through a use case on the castle of Jehay (Belgium), where aerial LiDAR data, terrestrial laser scanner point cloud and photogrammetrybased reconstruction are combined to obtain a multi-scale data structure. [less ▲]

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See detailCHARACTERIZATION OF THE KABYLE BREED OF HEN (THAYAZIT LEKVAYEL) AND ITS FARMING SYSTEM IN THE REGION OF CHEMINI AND BOUZEGUENE (ALGERIA)
Moula, Nassim ULg

in INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE Agriculture Development in the Context of International Integration: Opportunities and Challenges (2016, December 07)

The rural poultry in Algeria is a supplier of popular products. The aims of this study are to characterize local chickens in Kabylie in terms of the livestock practices, management, flock structures, uses ... [more ▼]

The rural poultry in Algeria is a supplier of popular products. The aims of this study are to characterize local chickens in Kabylie in terms of the livestock practices, management, flock structures, uses, performance and phenotypes. The present survey addresses this issue in the case of Kabylie, a mountainous coastal region of Algeria, and concerns 28 households raising poultry and a morpho - biometric description of 388 (290 females and 98 males) adult local chickens. The farming practices is characterized by a reduction in the time allocated for this activity and to deal with production costs which are aspects of an unproductive extensive livestock system considered as a secondary activity. The body weight is 2.03 ± 0.22 kg and 1.61 ± 0.19 kg respectively in the male and the female. The age at first egg, egg weight, egg production per hen per clutch, number of clutches per year, hatchability and number of chicks weaned are 28.00 ± 3.82 weeks, 49.03 ± 3.66 g, 13.57 ± 1.64, 3.82 ± 1.14, 89.29 ± 9.79% and 7.82 ±1.75 respectively. The comb type is mostly single (89.43%). Skin colours are principally white (39.18%) and yellow (39.43). The comb and wattles are mostly red (93.30). Shanks colours are principally yellow (49.74%) and white (24.23%). The most common plumage colours are salmon (14.43%), white (12.11%), black (17%), grey (9.54%) and gold (9.02%). The genetic improvement of local poultry breeds is also to consider, provided that the suitability of the animal with respect to the context of its breeding is preserved. [less ▲]

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See detailMicroplastics Contamination in Three Planktivorous and Commercial Fish Species
Collard, France ULg; Das, Krishna ULg; Gilbert, Bernard ULg et al

in Fate and Impact of Microplastics in Marine Ecosystems - From the Coastline to the Open Sea (2016, December 02)

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See detailMéthodologie de localisation de systèmes fixes d’identification de plaques minéralogiques sur le réseau routier
Trotta, Marie; Donnay, Jean-Paul ULg

in Emsellem, Karine; Josselin, Didier; Sierra, Diego Moreno (Eds.) et al Actes de la Conférence SAGEO 2016 (2016, December 01)

Despite increasing use of ANPR cameratechnology, especially in criminal investigations, literature and the experience of the police with whom we worked, seem to show that there is no systematic method to ... [more ▼]

Despite increasing use of ANPR cameratechnology, especially in criminal investigations, literature and the experience of the police with whom we worked, seem to show that there is no systematic method to locate as adequately as possible these expensive facilities. Given a set of four categories of robberiesover one year localized within the province of Liège (Belgium), we propose a methodology based on a multi-criteria analysis, making use of density offenses, road density and the distance between the sites of the cameras. Multi-criteria approach can adjust the factorweightings for different types of offenses. In addition, the methodology is iterative, insofar cameras sites are located in successive phases. One result validation criteria is provided in the form of a territorial coverage rate considering the number of selected camera sites and the travel time from each of these sites. [less ▲]

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See detailThe added value of new GNSS for ionosphere monitoring
Warnant, René ULg; Deprez, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings of Navitec 2016 (2016, December)

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See detailRelationships between environmental parameters and the microbenthic loop of Posidonia oceanica meadows at small spatial scale
Pete, Dorothée ULg; Alvera Azcarate, Aida ULg; Gobert, Sylvie ULg

in Zoology 2016: 23rd Congress of Zoology (2016, December)

In these times of global change, understanding how carbon flows through ecosystems is of primary importance. In coastal Mediterranean regions, Posidonia oceanica meadows produce and store a lot of carbon ... [more ▼]

In these times of global change, understanding how carbon flows through ecosystems is of primary importance. In coastal Mediterranean regions, Posidonia oceanica meadows produce and store a lot of carbon, but most of it is described as refractory. As a step in the understanding of how organic matter degradation/storage happens in this ecosystem, this study focus on small scale relationships between the microbenthic loop (organic matter, microphytobenthos, bacteria and meiofauna) and environmental parameters (grain size, P. oceanica density, vegetal fibre biomass, pore water nutrient content, sediment total carbon (TC), organic carbon (TOC), nitrogen (TN) and phosphorous (TP) contents, phaeopigments and bacterial production (FDC)). Thus, a 1.25 m x 1.25 m frame was put in a pristine P. oceanica meadow and twelve points were randomly sampled in May 2008 for all the studied parameters. At such a small scale, every component of the microbenthic loop presented a heterogeneity, which was the highest for the microphytobenthos biomass and the lowest for total meiofauna abundance (TMA). No relationship was found between the components of the microbenthic loop but the abundances of Turbellaria and Ciliophora were correlated with total organic matter in the sediment (TOM). None of the environmental parameter was linked with the microphytobenthos biomass, suggesting that the high spatial variability observed did not depend on the measured parameters. Relationships were found between TOM and ammonium, total bacteria abundance and biomass (TBA and TBB) and sediment phaeopigments, TMA and TC, TN and TP. TBB variability was however explained by a combination of FDC and nutrient contents in pore water and sediment. Taking the microbenthic loop as a whole, pore water ammonium and nitrites + nitrates, FDC and phaeopigments were able to explain the observed variability. So, at small scale the variability in the microbenthic loop of a P. oceanica meadow is related with parameters linked with degradation processes and bacteria activities (phaeopigments, FDC, ammonium, nitrites + nitrates), except for meiofauna, which is related with the nutrient content of the sediment, especially TC. Those results underline the importance of the relationship between the microbenthic loop and degradation processes, even at a small scale. [less ▲]

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See detailL’apport du biofeedback dans le traitement des troubles de la voix
Remacle, Angélique ULg; Boughabi, Loubna; Morsomme, Dominique ULg

in Joyeux, Nathaly; Topouzkhanian, Sylvia (Eds.) Actes des XVIèmes Rencontres internationales d’orthophonie: Orthophonie et technologies innovantes (2016, December)

It has recently become possible to monitor patients’ voices outside the speech therapist’s office with a portable, easy-to-use tool: the voice dosimeter. This tool measures voice frequency and sound ... [more ▼]

It has recently become possible to monitor patients’ voices outside the speech therapist’s office with a portable, easy-to-use tool: the voice dosimeter. This tool measures voice frequency and sound pressure level, as well as the duration of phonation, during a full day of regular activities. In addition to voice accumulation in an ecological context, the dosimeter used in this study (VoxLog, Sonvox) gives patients feedback on their voice use. In practice, the clinician configures the device so that it provides a vibratory signal in real time when the patient speaks above or below a predetermined frequency or sound pressure threshold. The feedback is intended to make patients aware of inappropriate vocal behavior and encourage them to change it. In this case study, we used biofeedback with the aim of reducing sound pressure level for a teacher suffering from vocal fold nodules. Our goal was to determine whether vibrotactile biofeedback applied in an ecological context for three consecutive weeks could reduce excess sound pressure. The feedback was activated every time the teacher spoke too loudly; its purpose was to help her avoid vocal abuse and (re)learn healthy vocal behaviors. This preliminary study generated encouraging results regarding the use of biofeedback in voice treatment. Nevertheless, it is important to investigate how this tool can best be implemented for patient management in speech language pathology. In addition, the method should be validated with randomized studies using a larger sample. [less ▲]

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See detailAccompagneents pédagogiques des élèves présentant des difficultés d'apprentissage en mathématiques : réflexions autour des aménagements
Vossius, Line ULg; Rousselle, Laurence ULg

in Développements - Revue interdisciplinaire du développement cognitif normal et pathologique (2016, December)

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See detailDiversity and paleobiology of Proterozoic organic-walled microfossils from Arctic Canada
Loron, Corentin ULg; Javaux, Emmanuelle ULg

in Steemans, Philippe; Gerrienne, Philippe (Eds.) Miscellanea palaeontologica 2016 (2016, December)

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See detailImmersive visualization of geophysical data
Cerfontaine, Philippe ULg; Mreyen, Anne-Sophie ULg; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg

in Immersive visualization of geophysical data (2016, December)

In this application paper we’ll explain the work flow we use to create immersive visualizations and spatial interaction for geophysical data with a head mounted device (HMD). The data that we analyze ... [more ▼]

In this application paper we’ll explain the work flow we use to create immersive visualizations and spatial interaction for geophysical data with a head mounted device (HMD). The data that we analyze consists of two dimensional geographical map data and raw geophysical measurements with devices like seismometers, Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) and seismic tomography profiles as well as other geophysical and geoscientific data. We show the tool chain that we use while explaining the choices that we made along the way. The technical description will be followed by a brief assessment of the added benefit of rendering our data in virtual reality (VR). After the technical description we conclude this paper with some outlook on the (likely) future use of VR in geosciences. [less ▲]

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See detailEnjeux méthodologiques dans un contexte de rémission en oncologie pédiatrique: triangulation entre le médecin, sa famille et le patient
Vander Haegen, Marie ULg; Etienne, Anne-Marie ULg

in De l'expertise scientifique à l'expertise profane: Postures, enjeux et méthodes dans le champs de la psychologie de la santé (2016, December)

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See detail« Tellement divisez qu’il est difficile de resouldre » : l’image de la ville dans la gravure de fête à Metz (1552-1632)
De Marco, Rosa ULg

in Bourdieu, Catherine (Ed.) Signes et manifestations identitaires dans les Trois Evêchés (2016, December)

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See detailDeep Reinforcement Learning Solutions for Energy Microgrids Management
François-Lavet, Vincent ULg; Taralla, David; Ernst, Damien ULg et al

in European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning (EWRL 2016) (2016, December)

This paper addresses the problem of efficiently operating the storage devices in an electricity microgrid featuring photovoltaic (PV) panels with both short- and long-term storage capacities. The problem ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of efficiently operating the storage devices in an electricity microgrid featuring photovoltaic (PV) panels with both short- and long-term storage capacities. The problem of optimally activating the storage devices is formulated as a sequential decision making problem under uncertainty where, at every time-step, the uncertainty comes from the lack of knowledge about future electricity consumption and weather dependent PV production. This paper proposes to address this problem using deep reinforcement learning. To this purpose, a specific deep learning architecture has been designed in order to extract knowledge from past consumption and production time series as well as any available forecasts. The approach is empirically illustrated in the case of a residential customer located in Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailLaBGen-P: A Pixel-Level Stationary Background Generation Method Based on LaBGen
Laugraud, Benjamin ULg; Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

in 2016 International Conference on Pattern Recognition Contest Proceedings (2016, December)

Estimating the stationary background of a video sequence is useful in many applications like surveillance, segmentation, compression, inpainting, privacy protection, and computational photography. To ... [more ▼]

Estimating the stationary background of a video sequence is useful in many applications like surveillance, segmentation, compression, inpainting, privacy protection, and computational photography. To perform this task, we introduce the LaBGen-P method based on the principles of LaBGen and the conclusions drawn in the corresponding paper. It combines a pixel-wise median filter and a pixel selection mechanism based on a motion detection performed by the frame difference algorithm. By working with pixels instead of patches, as originally done in LaBGen, it avoids some discontinuities between different spatial areas and generates better visual results. In this paper, we describe the LaBGen-P method, study its performance on the sequences of the SBMnet dataset, and compare it to that of LaBGen and other methods on the same dataset. Both algorithms emerged as the best ones during the IEEE Scene Background Modeling Contest (SBMC) organized in 2016. However, as there is not yet a good understanding of the recommended metrics, and due to the small amount of video sequences provided with the corresponding ground truth, we have performed a subjective evaluation. More precisely, 35 human experts were asked to compare background images estimated by LaBGen-P and LaBGen, and select the best one. From these experiments, it turns out that the results of LaBGen-P are preferred for about two thirds of the video sequences. Note that we provide an open-source C++ implementation at http://www.telecom.ulg.ac.be/labgen. [less ▲]

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See detailMachine Learning based Prediction of Internet Path Dynamics
Wassermann, Sarah ULg; Casas, Pedro; Donnet, Benoît ULg

in ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop: Irvine 12 décembre 2016 (2016, December)

We study the problem of predicting Internet path changes and path performance using traceroute and machine-learning techniques. Path changes are frequently linked to path inflation and performance ... [more ▼]

We study the problem of predicting Internet path changes and path performance using traceroute and machine-learning techniques. Path changes are frequently linked to path inflation and performance degradation. Therefore, predicting their occurrence could improve the analysis of path dynamics using traceroute. By relying on neural networks and using empirical distribution based input features, we show that we are able to predict (i) the remaining life time of a path before it actually changes, and (ii) the number of path changes in a certain time slot with relatively high accuracy. We also show that it is possible to predict path performance in terms of latency, opening the door to novel, machine-learning-based approaches for RTT prediction. [less ▲]

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See detail共生菌Hamiltonella defensa对蚜虫的影响
Guo, Jianqing ULg; Wang, Zhenying

in 中国青年植保科技创新 (2016, December)

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See detailModelling the ultimate shear behaviour of deep beams with internal FRP reinforcement
Mihaylov, Boyan ULg

in Performance-based approaches for concrete structures, fib Symposium Proceedings, Cape Town 21 to 23 November 2016 (2016, November 22)

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement in deep beams has been proposed as an alternative to steel reinforcement to increase the durability of members in corrosive environments. Since FRP ... [more ▼]

Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) reinforcement in deep beams has been proposed as an alternative to steel reinforcement to increase the durability of members in corrosive environments. Since FRP reinforcement has lower stiffness than steel reinforcement and typically exhibits higher tensile strength, there is a need for new models capable of capturing the effect of these properties on the shear strength of deep beams. This paper proposes such an approach for members without shear reinforcement, which is an extension of a two-parameter kinematic theory (2PKT) for steel-reinforced deep beams. The original approach is modified to account for the effect of large flexural strains on the shear capacity of the critical loading zones in deep beams where the concrete crushes at failure. It is shown that a simple modification based on test data can result in adequate shear strength predictions. It is also shown that the extended 2PKT captures well the effect of reinforcement stiffness, shear-span-to-depth ratio, and section depth on the shear capacity of deep beams with FRP reinforcement. [less ▲]

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See detailShear banding simulation in clay rock around an underground opening, and its contact mechanism with the gallery’s lining
Charlier, Robert ULg; Salehnia, Fatemeh ULg

in Proc. 5th International conference on geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics (2016, November 15)

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See detailEvaluation of adaptive facades: Case study, Al Bahar Towers, UAE
Attia, Shady ULg

in Amato, Alex (Ed.) TOGETHER LET’S BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE (2016, November 13)

The assessment of adaptive facades presents a barrier in light of the fact that there is no settled assessment technique se to systematically reach this goal. Many of the available façade performance ... [more ▼]

The assessment of adaptive facades presents a barrier in light of the fact that there is no settled assessment technique se to systematically reach this goal. Many of the available façade performance evaluation systems or frameworks have restricted applicability for such advanced building facades. The complexity of adaptive or dynamic facades evaluation is related to the performance evaluation of façade elements, systems and overall building performance coupled to occupant behavior and occupant satisfaction. In this context, we present\s a case study for an adaptive sunscreens façade and evaluate its performance and occupant behavior. The evaluation focuses mainly on pre and post construction phase of adaptive facades: The design assist phase (including the durability test, visual mockup, onsite mashrabiya mounting and weather stripping), the commissioning phase (field verification and performance testing) and the monitoring phase. The selected project is a 150 meters high twin tower that stands with honey-comb inspired structure and automated dynamic solar screen that responds to the sun’s movement. These solar screens respond dynamically and automatically to the angle of the sun which improves the control over energy consumption, solar radiation and glare with the ability to admit natural light into the building. The paper is part of the research activities of working group 3 of the European COST Action 1403 on “Adaptive Facades “. Different methods were used for evaluation, this include: interviews with the architect and façade engineer and technical control specialist, occupants, reviews of standard and codes, review of energy models and a systematic design process mapping. A documentation of the case study describing the post construction occupant comfort, and façade operation was prepared. This paper’s audience is mainly project managers, architects, building façade engineers together with facility managers concerned with the process of design, construction and operation of adaptive sunscreens facades. The outcome of this study identifies quantifiable performance indicators and effective strategies for the design and performance evaluation of optimal adaptive facades. [less ▲]

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See detailBRAIN-TRAINS: Integrating the LCA methodology in and interdisciplinary project
Merchan Arribas, Angel ULg; Belboom, Sandra ULg; Léonard, Angélique ULg

in Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Life Cycle approaches (2016, November 09)

BRAIN-TRAINS is a project supported by the Belgian Federal Government that deals with the possible development of rail freight intermodality in Belgium, approaching this transport issue from an ... [more ▼]

BRAIN-TRAINS is a project supported by the Belgian Federal Government that deals with the possible development of rail freight intermodality in Belgium, approaching this transport issue from an interdisciplinary perspective. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology is used to analyse the sustainability impact of rail freight intermodality. The rail freight system has been divided in three sub-systems: rail transport operation, rail infrastructure and rail transport equipment (locomotives and wagons). First, a SWOT analysis of the intermodal rail freight transport has been performed to identify internal characteristics and possible external trends of the intermodal rail freight transport. The most important elements identified in the SWOT analysis have been selected through a Delphi-technique with the collaboration of a panel of expert. Thirdly, the selected elements have been translated into clear and measurable parameters, defining for every parameter an input value to quantify the scenarios. The parameters are measured in “tonne-kilometre”. Finally, three divergent Belgian scenarios with a time horizon set in 2030 have been built for further analysis. These scenarios are directly linked to the third strategic goal of the European Commission’s White Paper on transport (2011), which aims to shift the 30% of road freight over 300 km to other modes such as rail transport by 2030. As a result, a best, worst and medium case scenarios have been developed, depending on whether the 30% shift has been successfully accomplished, the status quo has been maintained or the goal has not been completely reached by 2030, respectively. The direct transport emissions and energy consumption during the rail transport activity have been determined using the LCA methodology. These LCA results have been used to improve the accuracy of existing commercial databases as Ecoinvent for the Belgian situation. [less ▲]

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See detailLife Cycle Costing for a Near Zero Energy Building in Jordan: Initial Study
Attia, Shady ULg; Al-Khuraissat, Maysoon

in The 5th Architectural Jordanian International Conference (2016, November 01)

Green Building movement has grown in Jordan for the last 10 year for environmental and financial reasons directly related to energy consumption and cost. Despite the few success stories, green design and ... [more ▼]

Green Building movement has grown in Jordan for the last 10 year for environmental and financial reasons directly related to energy consumption and cost. Despite the few success stories, green design and green buildings are not yet the norm in the building sector in the country. One main concern for design engineers as well as investors and building owners is the extra cost green building will bring compared to traditional one. This assumption is wrong since a building cost should be analyzed through its life cycle, which not only include design and construction but also operation and maintenance costs as well. Since issuing the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Law No. 13 of 2012, Jordan opened a new era in the RE and EE, a changing point directly related to this law is the ability to sell electricity production to electricity companies and not only being consumers. The building sector is a direct winner if designers and engineers make right decisions. An ambitious but possible goal is to design and build Net Zero Buildings, which are buildings that produce energy as much as they consume. The aim of this paper is to provide real life cost-effective building strategies and design scenarios that will lead to a successful near Zero Energy Building in Jordan. The paper will use a representative residential apartment in the city of Amman (135- 155 m2) as the base case for the study. The design will be upgraded to include main green building strategies recommended for the climatic zone, provide loads for required systems, and test them all against performance and cost. Design scenarios will be tested and refined tell reach the best design formula that will be both functional and cost effective. The paper will provide a list of recommendations for best economically feasible design solutions and system selections that can lead to a near Zero Energy Building in Jordan for residential apartments. [less ▲]

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See detailSpinal pain in elite field hockey players: A systematic review
Roussel, N.A.; Rottiers, J.; Lemmens, J. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailCROSS-CULTURAL TRANSLATION, VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF THE FRENCH VERSION OF THE « PAIN BELIEFS QUESTIONNAIRE »
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Duvallon, Louise ULg; Roussel, N. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailLONG TERM PROGNOSIS OF MODERATE OR SEVERE LEFT-SIDED CARDIAC VALVULAR REGURGITATIONS IN HORSES
Leroux, Aurélia ULg; Goudmaeker, Apolline; Fraipont, Audrey ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th ECEIM Congress (2016, November)

Mitral and aortic regurgitations (MR and AR) are common in horses. Unlike mild valvular regurgitations, long-term prognosis of moderate or severe MR and AR is suspected to be guarded since they might ... [more ▼]

Mitral and aortic regurgitations (MR and AR) are common in horses. Unlike mild valvular regurgitations, long-term prognosis of moderate or severe MR and AR is suspected to be guarded since they might induce congestive heart failure (CHF). The aim of this study is to perform a long-term follow-up of horses with moderate or severe MR and/or AR to confirm this prognosis. Firstly medical files of horses with moderate or severe MR and/or AR that had a follow-up, were retrospectively reviewed over a 15-years period (2000-2015). Clinical and echocardiographic data of 25 horses with moderate or severe MR (16/25) or AR (8/25) or both (1/25) were considered. All horses had undergone 2 or more echocardiographic exams 6 months to 10 years apart. Eight horses developed CHF (4 MR and 4 AR) and all died/were euthanized. Diastolic left ventricular internal diameter, left atrial diameter and pulmonary artery diameter were/became above reference values in 17/25 horses but no significant difference was observed between the first and the follow-up measurements (Student's t-test, p<0.05). Secondly follow-up data of additional horses with moderate or severe MR was collected by telephone survey. Owners of 27 horses agreed to answer the survey 1 to 6 years after diagnosis. Ten horses with CHF had died, 3/27 had developed CHF, 10/27 had remained clinically stable and 4/27 had died of non-cardiac causes. Results of this study confirm that moderate or severe MR and AR carry a guarded to poor long-term prognosis as 40% (21/52) of the studied horses developed CHF. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation et gestion des scenarii de dysfonctionnement des barrages-réservoirs en Belgique
Liégeois, Benoît; Pirotton, Michel ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

in Sûreté des barrages et enjeux (2016, November)

Belgium has fifteen structures included in the list of large dams of the International Committee on Large Dams. Six are managed by Engie Company, the other nine are owned by the Walloon regional public ... [more ▼]

Belgium has fifteen structures included in the list of large dams of the International Committee on Large Dams. Six are managed by Engie Company, the other nine are owned by the Walloon regional public authority. The Belgian legislator has never enacted specific rules for large dams. However, managers have always been concerned with this issue. They developed procedures and methods that were subject to exchanges of experience with their counterparts, in particular through the Belgian Committee on Large Dams. In this ongoing research of security, the impact of multiple failure scenarios (dam break, quick emptying …) on the people and the environment downstream of dams is a particular focal point. An impact study has been conducted for the main plants. This study is based on a deterministic numerical method. The methodology, the assumptions regarding the failure mode or emptying and the lessons learned from the analyses are presented. These results are an important step in the assessment and the management of risks. Indeed, regulations were recently enacted for the management and the coordination of any activity likely to seriously impact public safety during crisis periods. These rules apply therefore for large dams. In this context, managers have established an emergency plan for each structure. This paper provides a broad overview on the issues of the evaluation and the management of dysfunction risks of Belgian dams, as well as on approaches and collaborations initiated between the private managers and public authority. [less ▲]

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See detailBeliefs in the general population regarding the "cracking" or "popping" noise from spine thrust manipulation
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Baeri, D.; TOUSSAINT, Geoffrey ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailVirtual Shaker Testing : développement et utilisation en vue d’améliorer la stratégie de contrôle
Hoffait, Sébastien; Marin, Frédéric; Simon, Daniel et al

in AVE2016 - 5ième Colloque Francophone "Analyse Vibratoire Expérimentale" (2016, November)

La faisabilité des tests vibratoires ne peut pas être uniquement évaluée à partir des capacités du pot vibrant. Le couplage entre la structure testée, le vibrateur électrodynamique et le système de ... [more ▼]

La faisabilité des tests vibratoires ne peut pas être uniquement évaluée à partir des capacités du pot vibrant. Le couplage entre la structure testée, le vibrateur électrodynamique et le système de contrôle peut induire des comportements inattendus pouvant mettre à mal la bonne mise en oeuvre des essais. Ce travail a pour but de développer un outil de simulation numérique des tests vibratoires sur le moyen d’essai installé dans les locaux de V2i. Le modèle électromécanique ainsi que le recalage à partir de mesures sont décrits dans cet article. L’introduction du modèle de la structure à tester (modèle réduit) et la fermeture de la boucle de contrôle à l’aide du modèle de contrôleur fourni par Siemens LMS sont également abordés. La validation de la méthode est démontrée en confrontantla simulation d’un essai sur une structure industrielle aux résultats expérimentaux obtenus. Les possibilités offertes par le simulateur dans la recherche de solutions lors, par exemple, du contrôle aupassage d’une antirésonance seront brièvement décrites. [less ▲]

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See detailMOTOR CONTROL LEARNING AT THE LUMBAR SPINE USING SENSOR-BASED POSTURAL FEEDBACK: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Matheve, T.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Claes, G. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailMotor control learning at the lumbar spine using sensor-based postural feedback: Preliminary results of a randomized controlled trial
Matheve, T.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Claes, G. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailKnowledge and beliefs of health care professionals performing thrust spinal manipulations on these techniques: A preliminary study
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; TOUSSAINT, Geoffrey ULg; Grosdent, Stéphanie ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailA single group session of pain physiology education is effective to improve the understanding of neurophysiology of pain in patients with chronic low back pain
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Brasseur, Pauline; Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailAre fatigue-related EMG parameters correlated to trunk extensor muscles fatigue induced by the Sorensen test?
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; George, F.; Matheve, T. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailShould hamstring muscles be stretched by flexing the hip while keeping the knee extended or by flexing the hip with a flexed knee and then extending the knee?
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Wolfs, Sébastien ULg; Chevalier, M. et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailCLINICAL ASSESSMENT TEST OF FEAR AVOIDANCE FOR CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN PATIENT
SOMVILLE, Pierre-René ULg; Valoir, M.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailSpinal pain in elite field hockey players: A cross sectional study
Roussel, N.A.; Demeure, I.; Demoulin, Christophe ULg et al

in Vleeming, Andry (Ed.) 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Girdle Pain - Progress in Evidence based diagnosis and treatment (2016, November)

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See detailSPINAL PAIN IN ELITE FIELD HOCKEY PLAYERS: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY
Lemmens, J.; Rottiers, J.; Demeure, I. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailRécupération musculaire après plastie LCA : conséquences sur le retour au sport
Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; Delvaux, François ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg et al

in Abstract Book des XVIIIèmes RENCONTRES ISOCINETIQUES MEDIMEX / ROTSCHILD (2016, November)

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See detailCaractéristiques et évolution de la force après rééducation de la rupture de coiffe des rotateurs
Forthomme, Bénédicte ULg; Schwartz, Cédric ULg; MAHIEU, Xavier ULg et al

in Abstract Book des XVIIIèmes RENCONTRES ISOCINETIQUES MEDIMEX / ROTSCHILD (2016, November)

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See detailATTITUDES AND BELIEFS CONCERNING LOW BACK PAIN AMONG PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS IN BELGIUM AND THE NETHERLANDS: A CROSSSECTIONAL STUDY
Leysen, M.; Nijs, J.; Van Wilgen, C.P. et al

in Back to Specific Low Back Pain (2016, November)

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See detailCellular automata urban expansion model based on support vector machines
El Saeid Mustafa, Ahmed Mohamed ULg; Rienow, Andreas; Saadi, Ismaïl ULg et al

in Mostafavi, Mir‐Abolfazl; Pinto, Nuno (Eds.) PROCEEDINGS of Second International Symposium on Cellular Automata Modeling for Urban and Spatial Systems (2016, October 30)

Land-use change models are used to explore the dynamics and drivers of land-use/landcover change and to inform policies affecting such change. A broad array of applications and modeling methods are ... [more ▼]

Land-use change models are used to explore the dynamics and drivers of land-use/landcover change and to inform policies affecting such change. A broad array of applications and modeling methods are available and each type has certain advantages and disadvantages depending on the objective of the research. This work presents an approach combining cellular automata (CA) model and supported vector machine (SVM) and binary logistic regression model (Logit) for simulating urban expansion in Wallonia (Belgium). This article emphasizes the interest in comparing combining CA with conventional Logit versus combining CA with SVM method as a base of CA model transition rule. Relative operating characteristic (ROC) and spatial matrices are used to validate the model. Model validation shows that the allocation performance of CA-SVM outperformed CALogit approach. [less ▲]

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See detailDeriving cultural heritage values: the use of social media
Ginzarly, Manal ULg; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Old and New Media for the Image of the Landscape (2016, October 28)

Nel 2011 l’UNESCO ha adottato la Raccomandazione sul Paesaggio Storico Urbano che mira al riconoscimento e all'identificazione della stratificazione e dell'interconnessione dei valori - naturali e ... [more ▼]

Nel 2011 l’UNESCO ha adottato la Raccomandazione sul Paesaggio Storico Urbano che mira al riconoscimento e all'identificazione della stratificazione e dell'interconnessione dei valori - naturali e culturali, materiali e immateriali, internazionali e locali – riscontrabili in qualsiasi città storica, concepita come un “patrimonio vivente” delle comunità. In tale visione il patrimonio culturale urbano è un elemento riconosciuto non solo dagli esperti, ma dalle intere società che ne valutano gli elementi identitari mirando a conservarli per le generazioni future. La Raccomandazione, in particolare, sostiene che per l'interpretazione e la conservazione del patrimonio culturale si può beneficiare di metodi di valutazione tradizionali e di metodi innovativi basati su dati geo-localizzati e sui dati digitali dei social media, come tweets geo-localizzati, impronte digitali e foto su Flickr. Il presente contributo illustra una metodologia basata sull’analisi delle immagini su Flickr. Dai risultati ottenuti si è evinto che proprio l’indagine dei social media può contribuire ad una comprensione significativa dei valori culturali del contesto urbano, fornendo così la possibilità di una migliore integrazione dei valori socio-culturali riconosciuti dalla collettività nei processi di conservazione e di pianificazione urbana. [less ▲]

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See detailLa Belgique illustrée: artisti in movimento per la memoria di un patrimonio storico - paesaggistico in trasformazione
Rapalo, Maria Chiara ULg

in Delli aspetti de Paesi. Vecchi e nuovi media per l’immagine del paesaggio. Cirice 2016. VII Convegno internazionale di Studi, Napoli 27/29 ottobre 2016 (2016, October 27)

Il presente contributo intende approfondire i caratteri iconografici delle realtà paesaggistiche urbane e naturali rappresentate nei disegni di alcune personalità della cultura belga di fine Ottocento. In ... [more ▼]

Il presente contributo intende approfondire i caratteri iconografici delle realtà paesaggistiche urbane e naturali rappresentate nei disegni di alcune personalità della cultura belga di fine Ottocento. In particolare le immagini presenti nei tre volumi di Emile Bruylant, (La Belgique illustrée, editi nel 1892) – hanno registrato quei caratteri urbani e naturali che il Belgio vedeva dissolversi in favore di un preteso sviluppo politico ed economico del periodo di Leopoldo II. Nell’ultimo decennio del XIX secolo una grande opera di sensibilizzazione nei confronti della tutela del paesaggio belga urbano e naturale fu portata avanti in Belgio da numerosi artisti, i quali furono tra i primi a nutrire spiccata sensibilità verso i temi della conservazione e delle testimonianze storiche. Il contributo intende dunque analizzare il legame tra le immagini riportate nei volumi e lo sviluppo di talune posizioni conservative che nell’ambito belga è possibile riscontrare in alcune figure, tra cui quella di Charles Buls) e nell’ azione della Société Nationale pour la protection des sites et des monuments. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelques réflexions à propos du régime de (dé)fiscalisation des revenus des PME dans le système fiscal belge
Bourgeois, Marc ULg

in Aydogdu, Roman (Ed.) Les petites et moyennes entreprises dans le droit des affaires (2016, October 27)

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See detailPerformance evaluation of MPC for Waste Heat Recovery applications using organic Rankine cycle systems
Hernandez Naranjo, Jairo Andrés ULg

in hernandez, Andres (Ed.) Latin American control conference 2016, Medellin, Colombia, 13-15 October 2016 (2016, October 13)

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology has demonstrated to be a suitable tool for recovering waste heat at low temperatures. The fluctuating nature of the waste heat source (varying temperature and mass ... [more ▼]

Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) technology has demonstrated to be a suitable tool for recovering waste heat at low temperatures. The fluctuating nature of the waste heat source (varying temperature and mass flow) makes of waste heat recovery applications a challenging task. In this contribution Model Predictive Control (MPC) and more classical PID-like controllers are investigated, where special attention is paid to the analysis of the control performance for heat source profiles coming from different applications. A dynamic model of a real regenerative ORC unit equipped with a single screw expander developed in the Modelica language is used to test and compare the PID and MPC based control strategies. Results show that for low amplitude variations PID and MPC can perform equally good, but in case of large variations MPC is a more effective control strategy as it allows a safer and more efficient operation, operating close to the boundary conditions where production is maximized. [less ▲]

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See detailMartian upper atmosphere response to solar EUV flux and soft X-ray flares
Jain, Sonal; Stewart, Ian; Schneider, Nicholas M. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

Planetary upper atmosphere energetics is mainly governed by absorption of solar extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation. Understanding the response of planetary upper atmosphere to the daily, long and short ... [more ▼]

Planetary upper atmosphere energetics is mainly governed by absorption of solar extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation. Understanding the response of planetary upper atmosphere to the daily, long and short term variation in solar flux is very important to quantify energy budget of upper atmosphere. We report a comprehensive study of Mars dayglow observations made by the IUVS instrument aboard the MAVEN spacecraft, focusing on upper atmospheric response to solar EUV flux. Our analysis shows both short and long term effect of solar EUV flux on Martian thermospheric temperature. We find a significant drop (> 100 K) in thermospheric temperature between Ls = 218° and Ls = 140°, attributed primarily to the decrease in solar activity and increase in heliocentric distance. IUVS has observed response of Martian thermosphere to the 27-day solar flux variation due to solar rotation.We also report effect of two solar flare events (19 Oct. 2014 and 24 March 2015) on Martian dayglow observations. IUVS observed about ~25% increase in observed brightness of major ultraviolet dayglow emissions below 120 km, where most of the high energy photons (< 10 nm) deposit their energy. The results presented in this talk will help us better understand the role of EUV flux in total heat budget of Martian thermosphere. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of the high-albedo NEA 3691 Bede
Wooden, Diane H.; Lederer, Susan M.; Jehin, Emmanuel ULg et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

Characterization of NEAs provides important inputs to models for atmospheric entry, risk assessment and mitigation. Diameter is a key parameter because diameter translates to kinetic energy in atmospheric ... [more ▼]

Characterization of NEAs provides important inputs to models for atmospheric entry, risk assessment and mitigation. Diameter is a key parameter because diameter translates to kinetic energy in atmospheric entry. Diameters can be derived from the absolute magnitude, H(PA=0deg), and from thermal modeling of observed IR fluxes. For both methods, the albedo (pv) is important - high pv surfaces have cooler temperatures, larger diameters for a given Hmag, and shallower phase curves (larger slope parameter G). Thermal model parameters are coupled, however, so that a higher thermal inertia also results in a cooler surface temperature. Multiple parameters contribute to constraining the diameter.Observations made at multiple observing geometries can contribute to understanding the relationships between and potentially breaking some of the degeneracies between parameters. We present data and analyses on NEA 3691 Bede with the aim of best constraining the diameter and pv from a combination of thermal modeling and light curve analyses. We employ our UKIRT+Michelle mid-IR photometric observations of 3691 Bede's thermal emission at 2 phase angles (27&43 deg 2015-03-19 & 04-13), in addition to WISE data (33deg 2010-05-27, Mainzer+2011).Observing geometries differ by solar phase angles and by moderate changes in heliocentric distance (e.g., further distances produce somewhat cooler surface temperatures). With the NEATM model and for a constant IR beaming parameter (eta=constant), there is a family of solutions for (diameter, pv, G, eta) where G is the slope parameter from the H-G Relation. NEATM models employing Pravec+2012's choice of G=0.43, produce D=1.8 km and pv≈0.4, given that G=0.43 is assumed from studies of main belt asteroids (Warner+2009). We present an analysis of the light curve of 3691 Bede to constrain G from observations. We also investigate fitting thermophysical models (TPM, Rozitis+11) to constrain the coupled parameters of thermal inertia (Gamma) and surface roughness, which in turn affect diameter and pv. Surface composition can be related to pv. This study focuses on understanding and characterizing the dependency of parameters with the aim of constraining diameter, pv and thermal inertia for 3691 Bede. [less ▲]

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See detailVLT/SPHERE observations and shape reconstruction of asteroid (6) Hebe
Marsset, Michael; Carry, Benoit; Dumas, Christophe et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

(6) Hebe is a large main-belt asteroid, accounting for about half a percent of the mass of the asteroid belt. Its spectral characteristics and close proximity to dynamical resonances within the main-belt ... [more ▼]

(6) Hebe is a large main-belt asteroid, accounting for about half a percent of the mass of the asteroid belt. Its spectral characteristics and close proximity to dynamical resonances within the main-belt (the 3:1 Kirkwood gap and the nu6 resonance) make it a probable parent body of the H-chondrites and IIE iron meteorites found on Earth.We present new AO images of Hebe obtained with the high-contrast imager SPHERE (Beuzit et al. 2008) as part of the science verification of the instrument. Hebe was observed close to its opposition date and throughout its rotation in order to derive its 3-D shape, and to allow a study of its surface craters. Our observations reveal impact zones that witness a severe collisional disruption for this asteroid. When combined to previous AO images and available lightcurves (both from the literature and from recent optical observations by our team), these new observations allow us to derive a reliable shape model using our KOALA algorithm (Carry et al. 2010). We further derive an estimate of Hebe's density based on its known astrometric mass. [less ▲]

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See detail2003 AZ84: Size, shape, albedo and first detection of topographic features
Dias-Oliveira, Alex; Sicardy, Bruno; Ortiz, Jose-Luis et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

We analyze two multi-chord stellar occultations by the Trans-Neptunian Object (TNO) 2003 AZ84 observed on February 3, 2012 and November 15, 2014.They provide different elliptical limb fits that are ... [more ▼]

We analyze two multi-chord stellar occultations by the Trans-Neptunian Object (TNO) 2003 AZ84 observed on February 3, 2012 and November 15, 2014.They provide different elliptical limb fits that are consistent to within their respective error bars, but could also suggest a possible precession of the object (assumed here to be a Maclaurin spheroid). The derived equatorial radius and oblateness are R[SUB]e[/SUB] = 393 ± 7 km and ɛ = 0.057 in 2014 and R[SUB]e[/SUB] = 414 ± 13 km and ɛ = 0.165 in 2012, respectively. Those results are consistent with single-chord events observed in January 2011 and December 2013. The figures above provide geometric visual albedos of p[SUB]V(2014)[/SUB] = 0.112 ± 0.008 and p[SUB]V(2012)[/SUB] = 0.114 ± 0.020. Using the Maclaurin assumption, combined with possible rotational periods of 6.67 h and 10.56 h, we estimate density upper limits of 1.89 ± 0.16g/cm[SUP]3[/SUP] and 0.77 ± 0.07g/cm[SUP]3[/SUP] for the two dates, respectively.The 2014 event provides (for the first time during a TNO occultation) a grazing chord with a gradual disappearance of the star behind 2003[SUB]AZ[/SUB]84's limb that lasts for more than 10 seconds. We rule out the possibility of a localized dust concentration as it would imply very high optical depth for that cloud. We favor a local topographic feature (chasm) with minimum width and depth of 22 ± 2.5 km and 7 ± 2.0 km, respectively. Features with similar depths are in fact observed on Pluto's main satellite, Charon, which has a radius of about 605 km, comparable to that of 2003[SUB]AZ[/SUB]84. [less ▲]

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See detailDiscovery of temperate Earth-sized planets transiting a nearby ultracool dwarf star
Jehin, Emmanuel ULg; Gillon, Michaël ULg; Lederer, Susan M. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

We report the discovery of three short-period Earth-sized planets transiting a nearby ultracool dwarf star using data collected by the Liège TRAPPIST telescope, located in la Silla (Chile). TRAPPIST-1 is ... [more ▼]

We report the discovery of three short-period Earth-sized planets transiting a nearby ultracool dwarf star using data collected by the Liège TRAPPIST telescope, located in la Silla (Chile). TRAPPIST-1 is an isolated M8.0±0.5-type dwarf star at a distance of 12.0±0.4 parsecs as measured by its trigonometric parallax, with an age constrained to be > 500 Myr, and with a luminosity, mass, and radius of 0.05%, 8% and 11.5% those of the Sun, respectively. The small size of the host star, only slightly larger than Jupiter, translates into Earth-like radii for the three discovered planets, as deduced from their transit depths. The inner two planets receive four and two times the irradiation of Earth, respectively, placing them close to the inner edge of the habitable zone of the star. Several orbits remain possible for the third planet based on our current data. The infrared brightness of the host star combined with its Jupiter-like size offer the possibility of thoroughly characterizing the components of this nearby planetary system. [less ▲]

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See detailH Escape Rates Inferred from MAVEN/IUVS Observations of the Mars Hydrogen Corona
Chaffin, Michael S.; Chaufray, Jean-Yves; Deighan, Justin et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

H escape oxidizes and dessicates the Mars atmosphere and surface, providing a key control on the present-day chemistry and long-term evolution of the planet. Recently, large variations in the escape rate ... [more ▼]

H escape oxidizes and dessicates the Mars atmosphere and surface, providing a key control on the present-day chemistry and long-term evolution of the planet. Recently, large variations in the escape rate of H as a function of season have been reported by several studies, making continued observation of the variation a high priority. We present escape rates derived from Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) mission Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph (IUVS) observations of the extended atmosphere of Mars at H Lyman alpha (121.6 nm), which must be interpreted with a coupled density/radiative transfer model owing to the optically thick nature of the emission and the small fraction of H present in the corona on escaping trajectories. We recover densities, temperatures, and escape rates under the assumption of spherical symmetry for multiple periods across MAVEN's mission so far, beginning in December 2014 (escape rates ~4e8/cm2/s). We describe the observed variation and compare it with previously observed seasonal variation in retrieved H escape rates, providing a necessary input for future photochemical modeling studies and estimates of water loss from Mars over its history. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasurements of D and H in the Upper Atmosphere of Mars with the MAVEN IUVS Echelle Channel
Clarke, John T.; Mayyasi, Majd A.; Bhattacharyya, Dolon et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

The enhanced ratio of D/H in the martian atmosphere has long been interpreted to provide evidence for the historic loss rate of water into space, with the enhancement resulting from the mass ratio of the ... [more ▼]

The enhanced ratio of D/H in the martian atmosphere has long been interpreted to provide evidence for the historic loss rate of water into space, with the enhancement resulting from the mass ratio of the species. Understanding the dependence of the enrichment of D on the loss rate of water requires that one understand the controlling factors, including all sources of exospheric hydrogen and the present-day transport of D and H into the upper atmosphere. Toward this end the MAVEN mission has included an echelle channel in the IUVS instrument that resolves the D and H Lyman alpha emissions produced by resonant scattering of bright solar emission. In this mode it has now been possible to measure the upper atmospheric D and H abundances over most of a martian year. The results are surprising, with larger than expected changes in the D and H abundances and a changing ratio of D/H with a strong seasonal dependence. This talk will present the D and H data to date (Mars will be near perihelion by the time of the DPS meeting) and discuss the interpretation of the large changes that have been observed. [less ▲]

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See detailScience highlights from MAVEN/IUVS after two years in Mars orbit
Schneider, Nicholas M.; Deighan, Justin; Stiepen, Arnaud ULg et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

The broad capabilities of the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph on the MAVEN mission are enabling new science ranging from Mars' lower atmosphere up though the escaping corona. After two years in Mars ... [more ▼]

The broad capabilities of the Imaging UltraViolet Spectrograph on the MAVEN mission are enabling new science ranging from Mars' lower atmosphere up though the escaping corona. After two years in Mars orbit, the instrument has yielded insights on the Mars dayglow, season cycles, nightglow, aurora, meteor showers, clouds, solar-planetary interactions and atmospheric escape. In this presentation we will highlight several new discoveries. First, IUVS has observed a third type of aurora not previously seen at Mars, indicative of a new kind of solar-planet interaction for non-magnetized planets. Second, spatial mapping of nitric oxide nightglow reveals regions of atmospheric downwelling necessitating substantial changes to global atmospheric circulation models. Finally, a new high-spatial-resolution UV imaging mode allows unprecedented determinations of Mars' low-altitude ozone, as well as detection of clouds from nadir to limb. [less ▲]

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See detailLimb Observations of Solar Scattered Light by the Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph on MAVEN: New Constraints on Martian Mesospheric Cloud Variability
Stevens, Michael H.; Siskind, David E.; Evans, Scott et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission observed the Martian upper atmosphere in late 2015 (Ls ~ 70) and early 2016 (Ls ~ 150 ... [more ▼]

The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) on NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission observed the Martian upper atmosphere in late 2015 (Ls ~ 70) and early 2016 (Ls ~ 150). Although designed to measure the dayglow between 90-200 km IUVS also scans the limb down to 60 km, where solar scattered light dominates the mid-ultraviolet (MUV) signal. Occasionally, this MUV light shows enhanced scattering between 60-90 km indicating the presence of aerosols in the mesosphere. We quantify the solar scattering for each daylight scan obtained between October and December, 2015 and between April and June, 2016. We then identify over 100 scans of enhanced scattering between 60-90 km and assemble them both geographically and diurnally. The geographical distribution of the enhancements in 2015 is preferentially located near the equator, consistent with previous observations of mesospheric clouds for this part of the season. A wave three pattern in equatorial cloud occurrence suggests forcing from a non-migrating tide, possibly linked to the longitudinal variation of Mars surface topography. At the same time, there are indications of a diurnal variation such that the clouds seen in 2015 and 2016 are preferentially observed in the early morning, between 0600-0900 local solar time. This suggests an important role for a migrating temperature tide controlling the formation of Martian mesospheric clouds. [less ▲]

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See detailTwilight Limb Observations of the Martian North Polar Hood by MAVEN IUVS
Lo, Daniel; Yelle, Roger; Schneider, Nicholas M. et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

In northern winter, a broad distribution of ice aerosols appears in the north polar atmosphere of Mars, commonly referred to as the North Polar Hood (NPH). The NPH is thought to be formed as a result of ... [more ▼]

In northern winter, a broad distribution of ice aerosols appears in the north polar atmosphere of Mars, commonly referred to as the North Polar Hood (NPH). The NPH is thought to be formed as a result of condensation from lowered temperatures associated with both seasonal and diurnal variations in solar heating. The spatial extent and density of the NPH is highly variable, with a maximum latitudinal extent spanning 30-80°N, and a maximum density at 10-30 km altitude.The NPH has been extensively observed by both ground-based telescopes and instruments in orbit around Mars. However, the majority of these observations are nadir-pointing. This observation geometry has two significant limitations. Firstly, they poorly probe the vertical structure of the NPH. Secondly, column densities are determined by monitoring the intensity of various spectral features associated with the ice composing the NPH, against a strong background with similar features from the frost that has condensed on the surface in the winter season, resulting in low sensitivities. Limb observations removes both limitations, allowing us to study the vertical distribution of the aerosols that make up the NPH at high sensitivities.We present new limb observations of the NPH by IUVS (Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph) on the MAVEN (Mars Atmospheric and Volatile Evolution) spacecraft. These observations represent the first ultraviolet limb observations of the NPH, opening a new window for understanding the structure and composition of the NPH. The observations are also of the twilight limb, with sunlight being scattered from the dayside into the nightside over large solar zenith angles. This illumination geometry allows us to avoid the high dayside intensities that would drown out the signal from the thinner sections of the NPH. We determine the latitudinal extent of the NPH to be 30-60°N. We also find that an exponential altitude distribution of aerosols is able to reproduce the observed intensities, with a scale height similar to the atmospheric scale height. Finally, we observe an almost mutual exclusion of the NPH and nitric oxide nightglow emissions, an effect of the global circulation that drive both phenomena. [less ▲]

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See detailA study of ion emissions in MAVEN/IUVS data
Connour, Kyle; Schneider, Nicholas M.; Deighan, Justin et al

in AAS/Division for Planetary Sciences Meeting Abstracts (2016, October 01)

The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutionN (MAVEN) mission is designed to measure radiances of several of the most abundant species present in ... [more ▼]

The Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument on the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutionN (MAVEN) mission is designed to measure radiances of several of the most abundant species present in Mars' atmosphere. Many spectral features are associated with ions; one of the most prominent spectral features in the mid-ultraviolet region is the CO[SUB]2[/SUB][SUP]+[/SUP] Ultraviolet Doublet (UVD) at 289 nm. However this emission, and many others, results from several radiative processes, some of which originate from the ionization process and is therefore not diagnostic of the ion densities. Several other emissions are diagnostic of ion densities, especially at high altitudes, and therefore lend themselves to density retrievals based on inclusion of all radiative processes. The most promising of these is the Fox-Duffendack-Barker (FDB) (3,0) band at 314 nm, near the long-wavelength limit of the IUVS instrument. We report on a new process for performing density retrievals of CO[SUB]2[/SUB][SUP]+[/SUP] with particular attention to the credibility of high-altitude signal in the FDB bands as well as the associated uncertainties. We also investigate the feasibility of C[SUP]+[/SUP] and other ion density retrievals. [less ▲]

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See detailClassification Criteria for Neurogenic Claudication Caused by Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Genevay, Stéphane; Courvoisier, Delphine; Konstantinou, Kika et al

in EuroSpine 2016 (2016, October)

BACKGROUND Classification criteria are recommended for diseases that lack highly specific biomarkers in order to improve homogeneity in clinical research. Since imaging evidence of lumbar spinal stenosis ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND Classification criteria are recommended for diseases that lack highly specific biomarkers in order to improve homogeneity in clinical research. Since imaging evidence of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) or lumbar disc herniations (LDH) may not be associated with symptoms, clinical classification criteria based upon patient symptoms and physical examination findings are required. This study sought to develop a set of criteria identifying patients with neurogenic claudication (NC) caused by LSS and patient with radicular pain (RP) caused by LDH. This abstract reports the results concerning NC caused by LSS. METHODS Phase 1: Nineteen spine specialists (clinicians and researchers) from 8 countries participated in a Delphi process, using an internet program, to rank symptoms and signs which suggest LSS as the cause of NC or DH as the cause of RP. Phase 2: Nineteen different spine specialists (surgeons and non-surgeons) from 5 countries recruited patients during office visits and classify them with a high degree of confidence as having with either: 1) NC caused by LSS 2) RP caused by LDH or 3) non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) with non-specific leg pain radiation. Patients completed survey items and specialists documented examination signs. Signs and symptoms present in ≥ 10 patients were analyzed by using Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE). Patients with NC caused by LSS or NSLBP served as controls. Items with p<0.1 in univariate analysis were entered in the multivariate analysis. A score to predict NC caused by LSS was developed based on the coefficient of the GEE, and used to obtain a ROC curve and the associated area under the curve (AUC). RESULTS A list of 46 clinical signs and 28 patient-reported symptoms were selected by the group of spine specialists during the 1st phase. For the 2nd phase, 209 patients with high confidence in the diagnosis were included 63 NC caused by LSS, 89 RP caused by DH, and 57 NSLBP with non-specific leg pain radiation. Items which predicted NC with a p-value <0.1 included age >60, bilateral leg pain, leg pain relieved by sitting, leg pain decreased by leaning or flexing, positive30 seconds extension test, negative straight leg raise test. The score had an AUC of 0.91, and the cutoff to obtain a specificity of 92.1% resulted in a sensitivity of 80.0%. CONCLUSION An international collaboration of surgeon and non-surgeon spine specialists produced a set of diagnostic criteria with high specificity and sensitivity for identifying patients with NC caused by LSS. Using this set could improve the quality of basic science and clinical research in this field by improving homogeneity within groups of patients. [less ▲]

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See detailHematological and Biochemical variations amoug Belgian blue cattle and dairy cows in Belgium
Ramery, Eve ULg; Guyot, Hugues ULg

in Siliart, Brigitte; Jaillardon, Laetitia (Eds.) Proceedings of the 18th ESVCP (2016, October)

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See detailA new clinical presentation of a non-so-rare disease, the Di George syndrome
VROONEN, Laurent ULg; D'Andrea, S; Tome, M et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie : 33ème congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2016, October)

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See detailHypogonadisme hypogonadotrope anosmique associé à une nouvelle mutation hétérozygote c.937C>T, p.His314Tyr de l'isoforme IIIb du gène FGR1.
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; CORMAN, Vinciane ULg; LIBIOULLE, Cécile ULg et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie : 33ème congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2016, October)

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See detailMaladie de Cushing et kyste de la poche de Rathke : un défi diagnostique
VROONEN, Laurent ULg; KREUTZ, Julie ULg; Potorac, Iulia ULg et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie : 33ème congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2016, October)

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See detailLe syndrome de De Morsier : une cause congénitale méconnue d'hypopituitarisme
VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg; VERLOES, Alain ULg; Debray, François-Guillaume ULg et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie : 33ème congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2016, October)

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See detailA Simple Method for Thermal Characterization of Low-Melting Temperature Phase Change Materials (PCMs)
Salvador, Lucas ULg; Hastanin, Juriy ULg; Novello, Frédéric et al

in COMSOL 2016 Proceedings (2016, October)

The successful implementation of a high-efficient latent heat storage system necessitates an appropriate experimental approach to investigate and quantify the variations of the Phase Change Material (PCM ... [more ▼]

The successful implementation of a high-efficient latent heat storage system necessitates an appropriate experimental approach to investigate and quantify the variations of the Phase Change Material (PCM) thermal properties caused by its aging, as well as its potential demixing induced by cyclic freezing and melting. In this paper, we present a concept for the PCM characterization. The proposed method is relatively simple to be implemented. It consists of a cyclic cooling and melting of the PCM sample placed into a tube and monitoring its temperature evolution with a set of temperature sensors. In our work, the temperature evolution of the sample, as well as its sensitivity to the thermal parameters have been numerically investigated using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. [less ▲]

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See detailLes corps des scientifiques et de l’intellectuel dans la revue La Recherche
Dondero, Maria Giulia ULg

in Mabrour, Abdel; Bajomée, Danielle (Eds.) La lettre et l’image. Enquêtes interculturelles sur les territoires du visible (2016, October)

Ce travail entend examiner les rapports entre les représentations photographiques des corps des scientifiques dans la revue de vulgarisation savante La Recherche, tels les portraits, les scènes de travail ... [more ▼]

Ce travail entend examiner les rapports entre les représentations photographiques des corps des scientifiques dans la revue de vulgarisation savante La Recherche, tels les portraits, les scènes de travail collectif en laboratoire etc., et les conceptions de la science qui en sont valorisées. L’étude des relations entre les photographies et les textes qui les accompagnent ont ainsi pour objectif de déployer une réflexion non seulement sur les différents types de commensurabilité entre le langage verbal et le langage visuel mais aussi sur le fait que le langage visuel est à même de forger de manière tout à fait autonome des valeurs identitaires et des formes de vie identifiables via l’analyse sémiotique. Notre exploration se développera en deux volets : le premier vise à esquisser la méthodologie de la sémiotique visuelle pour pouvoir introduire les niveaux pertinents de l’analyse sémiotique, le deuxième consiste à analyser un corpus constitué de textes tirés de quelques numéros de la revue La Recherche en en distinguant les différents genres discursifs (entretien, présentation de travaux en cours, etc.) et les différents types de cadrage et de mise en scène photographique afin d’expliquer comment ils se combinent avec les prises de position épistémologiques valorisées. [less ▲]

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See detailHypogonadism due to a novel inactivating mutation of the luteinizing hormone beta subunit (LHB) gene leading to impaired protein trafficking
Potorac, Iulia ULg; Rivero-muller, a; Trehan, A et al

in 26nd meeting of the Belgian Endocrine Society - Abstract book (2016, October)

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See detailLe droit public et le tiers. Rapport belge
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg

in Les tiers. Journées panaméennes (2016, October)

Le présent rapport envisage le rôle du tiers en droit public belge, en se focalisant sur les trois thématiques retenues par le rapporteur général : le tiers et la norme (I), l’intérêt du tiers (II) et ... [more ▼]

Le présent rapport envisage le rôle du tiers en droit public belge, en se focalisant sur les trois thématiques retenues par le rapporteur général : le tiers et la norme (I), l’intérêt du tiers (II) et l’exécution de tâches publiques et le tiers (III). [less ▲]

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See detailThyroid nodule : metastasis or primary neoplasm ?
PETIGNOT, Sandrine ULg; PETROSSIANS, Patrick ULg; VAN DAELE, Daniel ULg et al

in 26nd meeting of the Belgian Endocrine Society - Abstract book (2016, October)

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See detailLes dernières évolutions en droit européen en matière d'assurance protection juridique
Wildemeersch, Jonathan ULg

in Wildemeersch, Jonathan (Ed.) L'assurance protection juridique : quid pour demain? (2016, October)

L'assurance protection juridique est régie par une directive européenne. Comment la Cour de justice interprète-t-elle le principe du libre choix de l'avocat imposé par la directive ? Tel est l'objet de ... [more ▼]

L'assurance protection juridique est régie par une directive européenne. Comment la Cour de justice interprète-t-elle le principe du libre choix de l'avocat imposé par la directive ? Tel est l'objet de cette contribution. [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 26nd meeting of the Belgian Endocrine Society - Abstract book (2016, October)

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See detailUtilisation de la cabergoline dans le traitement palliatif de la maladie de Cushing : l'étude Frenchcab
Ferriere, A; Cortet, C; Chanson, P et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie : 33ème congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2016, October)

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See detailFaut-il suivre par IRM hypophysaire les patients porteurs de macroprolactinome dont l'hypersécrétion est contrôlée médicalement ?
Eroukhmanoff, J; Tejedor, I; Potorac, Iulia ULg et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie : 33ème congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2016, October)

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See detailHistorical Mortars in Wallonia (Belgium): A New Archaeological Approach. The Case of the Mediaeval Fortress of Pont-de-Bonne (Belgium, Province of Liège)
Demelenne, Marie; Bossiroy, Dominique; Dagrain, Fabrice et al

in Papayianni, Ioanna; Stefanidou, Maria; Pachta, Vasiliki (Eds.) 4th Historic Mortars Conference HMC2016 (2016, October)

This paper deals with an innovative methodology dedicated to the study of historical mortars. Gathering macroscopic observation, petrography in thin sections, chemical analyses as well as physical and ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with an innovative methodology dedicated to the study of historical mortars. Gathering macroscopic observation, petrography in thin sections, chemical analyses as well as physical and mechanical data namely obtained with non destructive technologies developed for the petroleum industry, it allows cross-interpretation that can effectively contribute to archaeological research through correlations with the age, the function, the technology and the provenance of each mortar sample collected on a studied site. Following a synthetic description of the proposed approach, a practical application is illustrated on the site of a mediaeval fortress located in Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailClassification criteria for neurogenic claudication caused by lumbar spinal stenosis
Genevay, Stéphane; Courvoisier, Delphine; Konstantinou, Kika et al

in 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back And Pelvic Girdle Pain (2016, October)

BACKGROUND Classification criteria are recommended for diseases that lack highly specific biomarkers in order to improve homogeneity in clinical research. Since imaging evidence of lumbar spinal stenosis ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND Classification criteria are recommended for diseases that lack highly specific biomarkers in order to improve homogeneity in clinical research. Since imaging evidence of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) or lumbar disc herniations (LDH) may not be associated with symptoms, clinical classification criteria based upon patient symptoms and physical examination findings are required. This study sought to develop a set of criteria identifying patients with neurogenic claudication (NC) caused by LSS and patient with radicular pain (RP) caused by LDH. This abstract reports the results concerning NC caused by LSS. METHODS Phase 1: Nineteen spine specialists (clinicians and researchers) from 8 countries participated in a Delphi process, using an internet program, to rank symptoms and signs which suggest LSS as the cause of NC or DH as the cause of RP. Phase 2: Nineteen different spine specialists (surgeons and non-surgeons) from 5 countries recruited patients during office visits and classify them with a high degree of confidence as having with either: 1) NC caused by LSS 2) RP caused by LDH or 3) non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) with non-specific leg pain radiation. Patients completed survey items and specialists documented examination signs. Signs and symptoms present in ≥ 10 patients were analyzed by using Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE). Patients with NC caused by LSS or NSLBP served as controls. Items with p<0.1 in univariate analysis were entered in the multivariate analysis. A score to predict NC caused by LSS was developed based on the coefficient of the GEE, and used to obtain a ROC curve and the associated area under the curve (AUC). RESULTS A list of 46 clinical signs and 28 patient-reported symptoms were selected by the group of spine specialists during the 1st phase. For the 2nd phase, 209 patients with high confidence in the diagnosis were included 63 NC caused by LSS, 89 RP caused by DH, and 57 NSLBP with non-specific leg pain radiation. Items which predicted NC with a p-value <0.1 included age >60, bilateral leg pain, leg pain relieved by sitting, leg pain decreased by leaning or flexing, positive30 seconds extension test, negative straight leg raise test. The score had an AUC of 0.91, and the cutoff to obtain a specificity of 92.1% resulted in a sensitivity of 80.0%. CONCLUSION An international collaboration of surgeon and non-surgeon spine specialists produced a set of diagnostic criteria with high specificity and sensitivity for identifying patients with NC caused by LSS. Using this set could improve the quality of basic science and clinical research in this field by improving homogeneity within groups of patients. [less ▲]

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See detailFrom guidelines to real daily practice : prolactinoma in pregnancy
VROONEN, Laurent ULg; Potorac, Iulia ULg; D'Andréa, S et al

in Annales d'Endocrinologie : 33ème congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie (2016, October)

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See detailComportement clinique des couronnes monolithiques en zircone
KOENIG, Vinciane ULg; Wulfman, Claudine; MAINJOT, Amélie ULg

in Les entretiens d'Odontologie-Stomatologie 2016 (2016, October)

Les études cliniques sur les couronnes et les bridges en zircone Y-TZP ont indiqué des taux d'échecs élevés liés aux fractures cohésives de la céramique d’émaillage (chipping). Pour remédier à ce problème ... [more ▼]

Les études cliniques sur les couronnes et les bridges en zircone Y-TZP ont indiqué des taux d'échecs élevés liés aux fractures cohésives de la céramique d’émaillage (chipping). Pour remédier à ce problème, les fabricants commercialisent des couronnes monolithiques, entièrement en zircone, qui sont simplement maquillées en surface. Cependant, ces restaurations sont suspectées d’être plus sensibles à la fatigue hydrique de la zircone, problème qui aboutit à une baisse des propriétés mécaniques et qui fut à l’origine de nombreux échecs avec les prothèses de hanche. En effet, l’absence de céramique d’émaillage sur les couronnes monolithiques les rend plus vulnérables vis à vis du milieu oral ; de plus, certaines zircones de haute translucidité, spécifiquement développées pour cette indication, sont réputées plus sensibles en raison d’une plus grande métastabilité. Enfin, le recul clinique sur ces restaurations est très faible et leur comportement général, notamment en terme d’usure des dents antagonistes, a besoin d’être étudié. Une étude clinique est actuellement menée à l’Université de Liège, en collaboration avec l’Université Paris Descartes, afin d’évaluer le comportement clinique de la zircone non émaillée en milieu buccal, et particulièrement la fatigue hydrique, sur une période de 5 ans. Les résultats à très court terme (6 mois) mettent en évidence le bon comportement clinique des restaurations monolithiques en zircone, avec cependant une usure rapide de la glaçure, ce qui pourrait promouvoir la fatigue hydrique. Les zones de transformation cristalline détectées soulignent la nécessité d’une cuisson de régénération de la zircone suite aux ajustements occlusaux par fraisage. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing images to analyze images. Semiotics meets Cultural Analytics
Dondero, Maria Giulia ULg

in Reyes-Garcia, Everardo; Châtel-Innocenti, Pierre; Zreik, Khaldoun (Eds.) Archiving and Questioning Immateriality - Proceedings of the 5th Computer Art Congress (2016, October)

In our text we examine image visualizations generated from big collections of archived images produced by Lev Manovich and his team in the field of Cultural Analytics. Our aim is to examine how these ... [more ▼]

In our text we examine image visualizations generated from big collections of archived images produced by Lev Manovich and his team in the field of Cultural Analytics. Our aim is to examine how these image visualizations function as analysis-images from two correlated perspectives of one semiotic approach: 1. Enunciation. What point of view is conveyed by the image visualizations about the computer-manipulated archive images? 2. Rhetorical/mereological composition: What is the mereological relation between the final visualization and the multitude of images that it contains, filters, or manipulates? [less ▲]

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See detailGestion du stress professionnel : sensibilisation aux processus psychologiques et outils de gestion dérivés
Brouette, Béatrice ULg; Stassart, Céline ULg; Dethier, Marie ULg et al

in Etienne, Anne-Marie; Bragard, Isabelle (Eds.) Evolutions sociales, Innovations et Politiques: nouvelles questions et nouveaux enjeux pour la psychologie de la santé. (2016, October)

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See detailDesign of an experimental set-up to analyse compliant mechanisms used for the deployment of a panel
Dewalque, Florence ULg; Bruls, Olivier ULg

in Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Spacecraft Structures, Materials and Environmental Testing (ECSSMET) (2016, September 30)

Due to their high complexity, compliant mechanisms require high-fidelity mechanical models to reach a detailed understanding of their characteristics and predict their actual behaviour in various ... [more ▼]

Due to their high complexity, compliant mechanisms require high-fidelity mechanical models to reach a detailed understanding of their characteristics and predict their actual behaviour in various situations. This work focuses on tape springs which are used as an alternative to common mechanisms composed of kinematic joints. They present several assets such as, among others, passive deployment and self-locking, but they are characterised by a highly nonlinear behaviour including buckling, the formation of folds and hysteresis. An experimental set-up is then designed to gather information on these phenomena, while in parallel an equivalent finite element model is developed. Quasi-static and dynamic tests are performed, as well as small amplitude vibration tests and large amplitude deployments in order to collect data in a broad variety of cases. The post-processing of the numerous raw data shows, with the help of statistical considerations, the good quality of the acquisitions. Finally, the finite element model proves to be fairly well correlated to the experimental results. [less ▲]

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See detailInfections de la shère génitale
MELIN, Pierrette ULg; DESCY, Julie ULg; MEEX, Cécile ULg

in MELIN, Pierrette; POLET, Marianne (Eds.) Les infections de la sphère génitale. Bruxelles, Belgique (2016, September 29)

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See detailRobust mission design using invariant manifolds
Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Baresi, Nicola; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 67th International Astronautical Congress (2016, September 26)

Uncertainties in the dynamical system affect all real-life applications in astrodynamics. This is particularly true for satellites orbiting about small bodies owing to their irregular shapes and to the ... [more ▼]

Uncertainties in the dynamical system affect all real-life applications in astrodynamics. This is particularly true for satellites orbiting about small bodies owing to their irregular shapes and to the difficulties in characterizing their physical properties at the early stages of a dedicated spacecraft mission. Hence, accommodating uncertainty in the orbital design process may be extremely beneficial for the success of the mission. Here, in a Lyapunov stability perspective, the properties of the invariant manifolds are exploited to generate regions of the phase space where the motion is guaranteed to evolve despite the uncertainties in the system parameters and navigation errors. Specifically, the scenario approach is applied to tackle a semi-infinite optimization problem that locates these robust regions. The methodology is illustrated with the robust design of a inner retrograde orbit about the primary of (65803) Didymos as well as with a ballistic landing on the smaller secondary body. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence d'un programme de revalidation multidisciplinaire post-cancer du sein sur la fonction physique
Leclerc, Anne-France ULg; Foidart-Dessalle, Marguerite ULg; BURY, Thierry ULg et al

in 9ème Congrès commun SFMES - SFTS : Abstract book (2016, September 22)

Objectif : Le cancer du sein ainsi que ses traitements sont à l'origine de nombreux effets secondaires indésirables, notamment sur la fonction physique. Cette étude a pour objectif de déterminer les ... [more ▼]

Objectif : Le cancer du sein ainsi que ses traitements sont à l'origine de nombreux effets secondaires indésirables, notamment sur la fonction physique. Cette étude a pour objectif de déterminer les bénéfices éventuels d’un programme de revalidation multidisciplinaire sur la santé physique des femmes ayant été traitées pour un cancer du sein et d'évaluer l'influence de certaines caractéristiques individuelles initiales sur la réponse du groupe expérimental au programme de revalidation. Matériel et méthodes : L'étude constitue un essai clinique contrôlé non-randomisé évaluant une population totale de 209 patientes, recrutées sur base du volontariat et réparties en deux groupes, soit un groupe contrôle (n = 106) et un groupe expérimental (n = 103). Ce dernier a bénéficié d’une revalidation de trois mois comprenant un entraînement physique supervisé à raison de trois séances par semaine et diverses sessions psycho-éducatives. Pour l'ensemble des participantes, des évaluations constituées d'une part de mesures physiques et fonctionnelles et d'autre part de mesures de composition corporelle ont été programmées à 0 et 3 mois. Celles-ci ont inclus un test de souplesse ("Sit and Reach"), un test d'effort maximal sur bicyclette ergométrique avec suivi cardio-respiratoire, un test de marche de six minutes et la mesure de l'indice de masse corporelle et du pourcentage de graisse corporelle. Afin d'affiner l'analyse, trois groupes ont également été constitués au sein du groupe expérimental à partir des caractéristiques individuelles de thérapie adjuvante (présence de chimiothérapie ou non), de chirurgie (mastectomie ou tumorectomie) et de délai de fin de traitement (délai ≤ 4 mois ou ≥ 8 mois). Résultats : Initialement, toutes les patientes présentent un état de déconditionnement physique, non influencé par le délai de fin de traitement ou par le type de chirurgie, mais bien influencé par la présence d'une chimiothérapie puisque la VO2max apparaît significativement plus faible dans ce cas. Au terme des trois mois, la souplesse (p < 0,0001), la consommation maximale d'oxygène (p < 0,0001), la puissance maximale aérobie (p < 0,0001) et la distance de marche en six minutes (p < 0,0001) s’améliorent significativement au sein du groupe expérimental. Au sein du groupe contrôle, aucune amélioration n'est constatée, excepté pour la distance de marche (p = 0,0031). Par ailleurs, une augmentation significative de l'indice de masse corporelle (p = 0,034) et du pourcentage de graisse corporelle (p = 0,034) est observée au sein du groupe contrôle alors que ce paramètre diminue significativement au sein du groupe expérimental (p = 0,037). Enfin, toutes les patientes du groupe expérimental présentent un même profil de progression quelles que soient leurs caractéristiques individuelles initiales. Conclusion : Cette étude démontre ainsi les effets bénéfiques, tant sur le plan physique que de la composition corporelle, d’une prise en charge multidisciplinaire chez des femmes ayant été traitées pour le cancer du sein. [less ▲]

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See detailNonlinear identification and control of Organic Rankine Cycle systems using sparse polynomial models
Hernandez, Andres; Ruiz, Fredy; Ionescu, Clara et al

in Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA) Part of 2016 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Contro (2016, September 19)

Development of a first principles model of a system is not only a time- and cost- consuming task, but often leads to model structures which are not directly usable to design a controller using current ... [more ▼]

Development of a first principles model of a system is not only a time- and cost- consuming task, but often leads to model structures which are not directly usable to design a controller using current available methodologies. In this paper we use a sparse identification procedure to obtain a nonlinear polynomial model. Since this is a NP-hard problem, a relaxed algorithm is employed to accelerate its convergence speed. The obtained model is further used inside the nonlinear Extended Prediction Self-Adaptive control (NEPSAC) approach to Non- linear Model Predictive Control (NMPC), which replaces the complex nonlinear optimization problem by a simpler iterative quadratic programming procedure. An organic Rankine cycle system, characterized for presenting nonlinear time-varying dynamics, is used as benchmark to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed combined strategies. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic interactions of a supercritical aerofoil in the presence of transonic shock buffet
Giannelis, N. F.; Vio, G. A.; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, ISMA 2016 (2016, September 19)

Within a narrow transonic flight region, shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions yield large amplitude, self sustained shock oscillations that are detrimental to both platform handling quality and ... [more ▼]

Within a narrow transonic flight region, shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions yield large amplitude, self sustained shock oscillations that are detrimental to both platform handling quality and structural integrity. In this study, the aeroelastic interactions between this transonic buffet instability and a spring-suspended supercritical aerofoil are investigated by means of Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes simulations. Single degree-of-freedom pitching simulations are performed for a range of structural to aerodynamic frequency ratios, sectional mass ratios and levels of structural damping. The results show that for a range of pitch eigenfrequencies above the fundamental buffet frequency, sychronisation of the aerodynamic and structural modes occurs. This so called lock-in phenomenon acts as a mechanism for large amplitude Limit Cycle Oscillation in aircraft structures within the transonic flow regime. The sectional mass and the addition of structural damping are both found to have a pronounced effect on the nature of the limit cycles [less ▲]

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See detail‘There is nothing more practical than a good theory’: Conceptual tools for conservation practice
Verbeeck, Muriel ULg

in Saving the Now: Crossing Boundaries to Conserve Contemporary Works (2016, September 12)

Faced with the growing number of case studies in contemporary art, philosophy provides conservators with a series of conceptual tools that allow to theorize their practice. The notion of intentionality ... [more ▼]

Faced with the growing number of case studies in contemporary art, philosophy provides conservators with a series of conceptual tools that allow to theorize their practice. The notion of intentionality and attentionality borrowed from Genette enables a better understanding of the problems that Dirty Corner by Anish Kapoor (a work vandalized on many occasions) poses. I will show that the conservator deals with the issue of the identity of a contemporary work in a different way from the art historian, and that philosophy is a practical tool to understand the specificity of the former’s approach and intervention. [less ▲]

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See detailGeometallurgical Modelling of Low-Grade Itabirite Iron Ores from the Iron Quadrangle, Brazil
Martino, Rémi ULg; Correa de Araujo, Armando; Gotelip Barbosa, Marcela et al

in Proceedings of the XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2016) (2016, September 11)

The Iron Quadrangle district is a world-class iron ore mining district in the region of Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state, in Brazil. Many mining companies have been mining high-grade hematite ... [more ▼]

The Iron Quadrangle district is a world-class iron ore mining district in the region of Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais state, in Brazil. Many mining companies have been mining high-grade hematite ores for decades throughout the region. The mines reserves often include itabirite ores which are available in high volumes, but have lower iron grades than hematite ores and require elaborated mineral processing to meet the requirements of downstream steelmaking. Itabirite ores have acquired importance, with the depletion of high-grade hematite reserves due to their intensive mining. The objective of this paper is to propose a geometallurgical model for the processing of itabirite ores from an Iron Quadrangle deposit, which will allow predicting the behaviour of ores throughout the deposit, according to their local variations. An initial step consists in characterizing representative samples of the different ores to acquire mineralogical and textural data. Then, itabirite ores of known characteristics are processed with different techniques, in order to extract the trends and key parameters upon which the geometallurgical model is developed. At first, the model takes into account the particle size distribution and its shift during mining and screening, as well as the chemistry and mineralogy of the material. Then, using the previously identified key parameters such as iron recovery, the model predicts the composition of the processing products. Finally, this data is used to model the mineralogy and mass recovery of the products. The geometallurgical model is of great importance, as it is able to model the processing of any sampled ore throughout the deposit. The incorporation of the results in a mining block model will assist mine planning and opens new opportunities for an optimized mining schedule. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of bacteria and the addition of pyrite during leaching of Co(III) from heterogenite
Zeka, Leon; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg; Frenay, Jean ULg et al

in Proceedings of the XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC 2016) (2016, September 11)

Reductive leaching of cobalt (III) from a heterogenite bearing ore has been performed. Pyrite was added to the system and simultaneously bioleached in order to provide ferrous iron as reducing agent ... [more ▼]

Reductive leaching of cobalt (III) from a heterogenite bearing ore has been performed. Pyrite was added to the system and simultaneously bioleached in order to provide ferrous iron as reducing agent. Within such arrangement the iron ions are continuously re-circulated inside a Fe3+/ Fe2+ loop. As a result Co(III) is solubilized in the presence of Fe2+ ions in concentrations well below the stoichiometric requirement. The ore has been initially subjected to acid pre-leaching in order to guarantee that the available Co (II) has been entirely removed. Two technological parameters have been studied to show influence on the degree of cobalt leaching: concentration of ferric iron in the inoculum and the presence of bacteria. The bacterial role could be mainly viewed in supplying ferric ions in the system which chemically react with the pyrite to generate ferrous ions used as Co(III) reducing agent. Co(III) dissolution has been less efficient when the concentration of total iron in the system was low, but also when microorganisms were absent. SEM observations on leached heterogenite have evidenced bacterial attack on the mineral; however the precise role of bacterial presence on cobalt (III) leaching is still to be elucidated. [less ▲]

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See detailA new toolbox for the identification of diagonal Volterra kernels allowing the emulation of nonlinear audio devices
Schmitz, Thomas ULg; Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Schmitz, Thomas (Ed.) International Congress on Acoustics : ICA, Argentine 5-9 Septembre 2016 (2016, September 10)

Numerous audio systems are nonlinear. It is thus of great importance to study them and understand how they work. Volterra series model and its subclass (cascade Hammerstein-Wiener model) are usual ways to ... [more ▼]

Numerous audio systems are nonlinear. It is thus of great importance to study them and understand how they work. Volterra series model and its subclass (cascade Hammerstein-Wiener model) are usual ways to modelize nonlinear systems. However the identification methods of these models are still considered as an open topic. Therefore we have developed a new optimized identification tool ready for use and presented as a Matlab toolbox. This toolbox provides the parameters of the optimized sine sweep needed for the identification method, it is able to calculate the parameters of the Hammerstein model and to emulate the output signal of a nonlinear device for a given input signal. To evaluate the toolbox, we modelize a guitar distortion effect (the Tubescreamer) having a total harmonic distortion (THD) comprised in the range 10-23\%. We report a mean error of less than 0.7\% between the emulated signal and the signal coming from the distortion effect. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Assumptions Underlying Identity in Entrepreneurship Research: A Systematic Review in Leading Academic Journals
Aouni, Zineb ULg; Artemis, Chang; Biga-diambeidou, mahamadou

in BAM2016 Proceedings (2016, September 09)

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Meza Morales, Walter ULg; Eylenbosch, Damien ULg; Jacquemin, Guillaume et al

in Bodson, Bernard; Watillon, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2016, September 08)

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See detail2. Variétés - 2. Escourgeon et orge d'hiver fourragers
Monfort, Bruno; Mahieu, Olivier; Jacquemin, Guillaume et al

in Bodson, Bernard; Watillon, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2016, September 08)

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See detail5. Froment 2016: une récolte médiocre qui sera difficile à valoriser
Sinnaeve, Georges; Gofflot, S.; Chandelier, A. et al

in Bodson, Bernard; Watillon, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2016, September 08)

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

in Bodson, Bernard; Watillon, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2016, September 08)

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See detailPostpartum anoestrus in Holstein x Lai Sind crossbred dairy cows in small farms of Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyen, Kien Cuong; Hanzen, Christian ULg

in Vo Thi, Tra; Ho Thi Kim, Hoa; Le Thanh, Hien (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 19th Federation of Asian Veterinary Association Congress (2016, September 08)

The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of postpartum (PP) anestrus and the effect of factors on this prevalence in small dairy farmers. The data of 419 calvings and PP periods from 35 small ... [more ▼]

The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of postpartum (PP) anestrus and the effect of factors on this prevalence in small dairy farmers. The data of 419 calvings and PP periods from 35 small dairy farms was collected during two years 2013 and 2014. Cows which failed to express estrus signs by day 60th after calving were submitted for manual palpation and transrectal ultrasonography to evaluate ovarian state. 49.9% of observed cows were not detected in estrus by the stockman during the first 60 days PP. The prevalence of type I, type II, cystic, pyometral and detective anestrus (or subestrus) was 27.0, 6.7, 0.5, 0.7 and 15.0%, respectively. The presence of dystocia or uterine infection was accompanied by an increase in risk of the type I anestrus (36.7% vs 23.1%, P = 0.005; 41.4% vs 21.5% , P < 0.001, respectively). Cows with a low BCS at calving (< 3) or at the 30th day PP (< 2.5) significantly showed a high risk of the type I anestrus than cows with a medium or high BCS at the same periods. In conclusion, the anestrus type I and subestrus mainly contriduted to high risk of PP anestrus in small dairy farms in HCMC. The dystocia, uterine infection, low BCS at calving and at day 30th PP constituted major causes of the type I anestrus. [less ▲]

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See detailBetween bovine milk production and reproduction : the challenge.
Hanzen, Christian ULg; Nguyen Kien, Cuong

in Vo Thi Tra; Ho Thi Kim, Hoa; Le Thanh, Hien (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 19th Federation of Asian Veterinary Association Congress (2016, September 07)

Huge differences in dairy milk production can be observed around the world. They can be explained by differences in genetic, nutritional resources and management including the capacities of the farmers ... [more ▼]

Huge differences in dairy milk production can be observed around the world. They can be explained by differences in genetic, nutritional resources and management including the capacities of the farmers and veterinarian to prevent and treat the different pathologies inducing of the wellbeing of the animals. According to the world market of milk production, the challenge of each farm is not only to produce a milk of quality but also to reduce the costs of milk production by improving reproductive performances. Anywhere in the world we are responsible to encourage and develop a sustainable approach of milk production and agriculture development according to his three pillars: environment, economic and social. Our presentation will present (1) the mains figures about the milk production in the world, (2) the definitions and prevalences of the different periods involved in the reproductive life of a cow, (3) the nutritional, genetic and pathological factors involved in the milk production on general and more specifically in reproduction (dystocia, placental retention, uterine infections, postpartum anoestrus), the relationships between these factors, (‘) the state of art of the definition, methods of diagnostic state of art of the main reproduction pathologies (dystocia,) affecting the dairy cows during the waiting and reproduction periods. [less ▲]

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See detailThree-Parameter Kinematic Approach for Shear Behaviour of Short Coupling Beams with Conventional Reinforcement
Mihaylov, Boyan ULg; Franssen, Renaud

in fib bulletin (in preparation) (2016, September 06)

This paper presents a three-parameter kinematic theory (3PKT) for predicting the shear strength and deformation patterns of short coupling beams. The 3PKT approach is situated between simple and ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a three-parameter kinematic theory (3PKT) for predicting the shear strength and deformation patterns of short coupling beams. The 3PKT approach is situated between simple and conservative strut-and-tie models and complex non-linear finite element (FE) models. It is aimed at improving the shear strength predictions of strut-and-tie models while maintaining relative simplicity and clear physical basis. In addition, it is aimed at providing estimates of the ultimate deformations in coupling beams which are typically calculated with FE models. While FE models use a large number of degrees of freedom (DOFs) to describe the deformation patterns in coupling beams, the 3PKT is based on a kinematic model with only three DOFs. In addition to kinematic conditions, the 3PKT also includes equilibrium equations and constitutive relationships for the mechanisms of shear resistance in short coupling beams. The paper presents the formulation of the 3PKT and compares its shear strength predictions to results from tests, finite element simulations, and strut-and-tie models. It is shown that the 3PKT approximates very well the predictions of the FE models, while the strut-and-tie model produce significantly lower strengths. [less ▲]

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See detailProbabilistic Measures of Earthquake Effects on Fire Performance of Tall Buildings
Elhami Khorasani, Negar; Gernay, Thomas ULg; Garlock, Maria

in Zingoni (Ed.) Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (2016, September 06)

Cascading multi-hazard events, such as fires following an earthquake, can trigger progressive collapse of structures. Risk or the probability of reaching a limit state after an extreme event is related to ... [more ▼]

Cascading multi-hazard events, such as fires following an earthquake, can trigger progressive collapse of structures. Risk or the probability of reaching a limit state after an extreme event is related to (a) the probability of occurrence of the hazard, and (b) the probability of reaching the limit state given the hazard. In this paper, earthquake effects on fire performance of tall buildings in a community are studied. First, the proba-bility of fire ignition due to an earthquake is modeled based on historical data and properties of the built en-vironment. In the second step, the effect of earthquake on structural fire performance of a steel frame is studied using system level probabilistic approaches. The results show that the earthquake does not increase the probability of reaching different limit states under fire, however, post earthquake fire can increase the drift demand on columns located on the perimeter of the structure, and may cause instability. [less ▲]

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See detailIntroducing regenerative design and circularity into architectural and engineering curriculum
Attia, Shady ULg

in Mazijn (Ed.) BUILDING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY TOGETHER (2016, September 05)

Looking today to the challenges for planning and design of sustainable built environment including, carbon emissions, climate change, human health, water problems, biodiversity, scarcity of resources ... [more ▼]

Looking today to the challenges for planning and design of sustainable built environment including, carbon emissions, climate change, human health, water problems, biodiversity, scarcity of resources, depletion of fossil fuel, population growth and urbanization; sustainable architecture will play a key role for the sustainable development of society as a whole. In the context of an architectural design studio, this paper presents the experience of introducing the concept of regenerative design within a Belgian engineering faculty. The regenerative design objective and principles are used as a method to develop engineers’ capabilities to design within a circular economy paradigm. The aim of the study is to evaluate the adoption of circular economy principles and their influence on the decision making and final outcomes on third-year architectural engineering students at the University of Liege (Ulg), Faculty of Applied Sciences in 2014 and 2015. The paper utilizes two design studios outcomes in the form of projects evaluation and students feedback, in the form of interviews and surveys, in order to assess the students’ knowledge uptake, learned skills and design capabilities. Students completed a knowledge, skills, and attitudes questionnaire before the curriculum, after the final learning experience, and one year later. The paper provides results that shed light on the opportunities, challenges and architectural engineer’s needs to engage in a circular built environment. [less ▲]

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