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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLe financement rural du Niger : élément clé du développement
Andres, Ludovic ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Brot, Jean (Ed.) Les Cahiers de l'Association Tiers-Monde n° 29-2014 : XXIXes Journées sur le Développement "Economie informelle et développement : emploi, financement et régulations dans un contexte de crise" (2014)

Ce document décrit les possibilités de financement du milieu rural (collectivités et ménages). L'analyse de l'offre a établi une typologie des financements en fonction des acteurs (public, privé formel et ... [more ▼]

Ce document décrit les possibilités de financement du milieu rural (collectivités et ménages). L'analyse de l'offre a établi une typologie des financements en fonction des acteurs (public, privé formel et informel). Elle discerne l'ensemble des possibilités de financement des ménages ruraux. La présente étude a été établie à partir d'interviews avec les acteurs clés du secteur, d'observations lors de mission sur le terrain et de données secondaires provenant de la BCEAO, des acteurs publics en matière de développement rural ainsi que d'une revue de littérature sur le financement rural, les Systèmes Financiers Décentralisés et la microfinance en Afrique de l'Ouest. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailPotential for assessing the pregnancy status of dairy cows by mid-infrared analysis of milk
Laine, Aurélie ULg; Bel Mabrouk, Hana ULg; Dale, Laura-Monica ULg et al

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailAssessment of sedentary and mobile pastoralism dynamics in the region of Diffa (Niger)
Laouali, Abdoulkadri ULg; Yamba, Boubacar; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Dusan, Kovacevic (Ed.) Book of proceedings - Fifth International Scientific Symposium „Agrosym 2014“ (2014)

This paper builds on the article entitled “Pastoral dynamics in the Region of Diffa: descriptive analysis of livestock capital” published in the Proceedings Agrosym 2013. In view of its agro ecological ... [more ▼]

This paper builds on the article entitled “Pastoral dynamics in the Region of Diffa: descriptive analysis of livestock capital” published in the Proceedings Agrosym 2013. In view of its agro ecological characteristics, Diffa is a largely pastoral region in Niger. Livestock practiced by more than 95% of the population, is the dominant economic activity of local communities. It contributes around 55% of the annual GDP of the Region. To assess and understand the pastoral dynamics in the Region, a survey involving 300 households (150 households with sedentary herds and 150 households with mobile herds) was conducted during the first half of 2012. The paper attempts to capture, from the responses of households surveyed, livestock trends in the Region of Diffa over a period of six years (2007 to 2012). Analysis of results, at least regarding households who provided comprehensive responses, shows reduced livestock over the relevant period with variances according to species. Data cross analysis highlights the occurrence of recurrent fodder deficits, attributable to a series of annual rainfall deficits as well as animal diseases as the main cause of reduced sizes of the herds of households surveyed. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailMise en ligne, mise à jour et mise en réseau du Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch
Renders, Pascale ULg

in Trotter, David; Bozzi, Andrea; Fairon, Cédrick (Eds.) Actes du XXVIIe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes (Nancy, 15-20 juillet 2013). Section 16 : Projets en cours; ressources et outils nouveaux (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDu texte littéraire au document : les connexions entre les papyrus littéraires et documentaires grecs et latins
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Derda, Tomasz; Urbanik, Jakub (Eds.) Actes du XXVIIe Congrès International de papyrologie (Varsovie, 29.07-03.08.2013) (2014)

Si l'on distingue généralement les papyrus littéraires et les papyrus documentaires grecs et latins, ces deux catégories présentent cependant, à côté du support, de l'écriture et des scribes, d'autres ... [more ▼]

Si l'on distingue généralement les papyrus littéraires et les papyrus documentaires grecs et latins, ces deux catégories présentent cependant, à côté du support, de l'écriture et des scribes, d'autres caractéristiques communes : certains papyrus paralittéraires présentent des traits documentaires ; d'autres papyrus sont trop fragmentaires pour être sûrement identifiés, soit comme littéraires, soit comme documentaires ; certains écrits comme les lettres et les discours peuvent, soit être liés à une profession ou à une circonstance particulière (documents), soit être fictifs (littéraires) ; des papyrus documentaires contiennent des citations ou des réminiscences littéraires ; des papyrus littéraires présentent un document sur l'autre face ; des papyrus littéraires font partie d'archives documentaires . Appliquant aux textes documentaires ou indéterminés la même grille d'analyse qu'aux textes littéraires, la nouvelle base de données du CEDOPAL permet de rendre compte de ces connexions et de les exploiter en vue de mieux évaluer les écrits concernés, les méthodes scribales mises en œuvre, ainsi que leur contexte de production et d'utilisation. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailEtat du droit belge avant la tempête Salduz
Jacobs, Ann ULg

in Jacobs, Ann; Fourment, Françoios (Eds.) La garde à vue. Regards croisés belges, français et européens (2014)

Etat de la législation belge en ce qui concerne l'assistance de l'avocat lors des premiers interrogatoires avant la jurisprudence et la la loi Salduz.

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See detailEosinophilic Bronchopneumopathy
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings 35 Internationaler Fortbildungskurs Kleintierkrankheiten (2014)

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

in ELearning Africa 2014 - Book of Abstracts (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEnseignant de langues : de l’homme-orchestre au chef d’orchestre. Etat des lieux d’une discipline et d’une profession en questionnement
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in Maurer, Marie-Thérèse (Ed.) « L’enseignant au sein du dispositif d’enseignement/ apprentissage de la langue étrangère », Actes du Ve de l’Association des Directeurs de Centres Universitaires d’Etudes Françaises pour Etrangers (ADCUEFE), Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, 27-28 mai 2011 (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailEnergetical aspects of solar-like oscillations in red giants
Grosjean, Mathieu ULg; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg; Belkacem, Kevin et al

in Precision Asteroseismology, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 301 (2014)

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See detailInvestigation of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) by means of an enzymoimunoassay (ELISA) sandwich kit for pregnancy monitoring in sheep
El Amiri, Bouchra; Delahaut, Philippe; Colemans, Yves et al

in Chentouf, M; López-Francos, A; Bengoumi, M (Eds.) et al Options méditerranéennes : Series A (2014)

The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of a PAGs ELISA-Sandwich kit (Ret. code E.G.7. CER. Marloie, Belgium) for both early pregnancy diagnosis (in Sardi sheep) and the pregnancy follow ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of a PAGs ELISA-Sandwich kit (Ret. code E.G.7. CER. Marloie, Belgium) for both early pregnancy diagnosis (in Sardi sheep) and the pregnancy follow up (in Boujaâd and Boujaâd x D'man sheep). ln Sardi breed, plasma samples were obtained from pregnant ewes (n = 17) from day 18 to 30 of gestation at 2 days interval. ln Boujaâd (n = 8) and Boujaâd x D'man (n = 20) the blood samples were weekly collected from the first week of gestation till the 4th week after lambing. The PAG concentrations were determined by a sandwich-ELISA based on purified bovine PAG (boPAG-67 kDa) as a standard, the antiserum raised against caprine PAG (caPAG-55+62 kDa) as a capture antibody (1/40000) and antiserum raised against purified PAG from buffalo (AS 859) as detection antibody (1/32 000). The Avidin-HRP and TMB were used to reveal reactions. Ewes were assumed to be pregnant when PAG concentrations were higher than 0.8 ng/ml. Results showed that in Sardi sheep it is possible to detect ail ewes as pregnant as early as on 24 days of gestation. ln Boujaâd and Boujaâd x D'man the PAG concentrations reached the higher values just before lambing. This value is higher in ewes carrying more than one lamb than in those carrying a single lamb. To conclude, the present study shows that the ELISA kit used for early pregnancy diagnosis in sheep as weil as for pregnancy fellow up could be a good alternative to the radioimmunoassay RIA in countries where this last technique is hard to set up. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailFace à la globalisation : de l’interculturalité implicite à l’interculturalité engagée
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg

in EID, Cynthia; FADEL, Fady (Eds.) Interculturalité : Etat des lieux et perspectives, théories et pratiques (2014)

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See detailQuantifier la charge de travail chez le jeune rugbyman? Pourquoi? Comment?
Paulus, Julien ULg; Laly, Arnaud

in Rassemblement National des Préparateurs Physiques (2014)

La prévention du dépassement (over-reaching) ou tout du moins sa détection précoce est capitale dans le processus d'entrainement compte-tenu de ses effets négatifs sur la performance. L'individualisation ... [more ▼]

La prévention du dépassement (over-reaching) ou tout du moins sa détection précoce est capitale dans le processus d'entrainement compte-tenu de ses effets négatifs sur la performance. L'individualisation de la planification des entrainements rugbystiques et physiques est nécessaire pour ne pas dépasser la charge de travail préalablement identifiée comme optimale pour chaque joueur. En effet, en institutionnalisant les cycles de récupération et de repos relatif, comme nous le réalisions auparavant, la charge réelle n'était pas prise en compte mais bien la charge théorique prévue par la planification. A cette charge de travail du centre de formation, viennent s'ajouter celle du club d'appartenance de chaque joueur mais aussi celle des différentes équipes nationales… Les disparités entre les joueurs en terme de charge de travail et donc de fatigue apparaissent rapidement sans compter les joueurs qui sont blessés et/ou en période de réathlétisation! La difficulté pour nous était d'identifier le moment opportun pour proposer des phases de récupération dans le respect du joueur, de son développement à long terme mais aussi dans notre tâche d'améliorer sa performance. [less ▲]

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See detailRelationship between vasodilation capacity, antioxidant activity and phenolic content of different types of wine aging in oak barrels
Degives, Julien; Kevers, Claire ULg; PINCEMAIL, Joël ULg et al

in International Conference Wine Active Compounds 2014 (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailCompatibility of using TiO2 and the faecal near-infrared reflectance spectrometry for estimation of cattle intake
Vandermeulen, Sophie ULg; Decruyenaere, Virginie; Ramirez-Restrepo, Carlos Alberto et al

in Hopkins, A; Collins, RP; Fraser, MD (Eds.) et al EGF at 50: the future of European Grasslands. Proceedings of the 25th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Aberystwyth, Wales, U.K., 7 - 11th September 2014 (2014)

Combining titanium dioxide (TiO2) as indigestible marker to faecal near-infrared reflectance spectrometry (F-NIRS) can be used to determine cattle feed intake and quality of ingested forage if F-NIRS ... [more ▼]

Combining titanium dioxide (TiO2) as indigestible marker to faecal near-infrared reflectance spectrometry (F-NIRS) can be used to determine cattle feed intake and quality of ingested forage if F-NIRS spectra are not modified by the marker. This study aimed at determining the compatibility of TiO2 with F-NIRS. Three dry cows were fed a standard hay-based diet for three weeks supplemented with a daily dose of 0.1 % (10g) TiO2 during the last two weeks of the experiment. Faeces samples were collected every day and analysed for TiO2 and F-NIRS. Results suggest that TiO2 did not interfere with F-NIRS analyses. The calculations of crude protein, NDF, ADL contents, as well as dry matter intake did not change over time with increasing TiO2 in the faeces (P > 0.05). Slight differences observed for other predicted parameters seemed to be independent from TiO2. The higher Mahalanobis distance (H) for chemical composition (H = 7.2) independent from TiO2 inclusion could indicate that faecal spectra did not correspond exactly to the prediction database. Although 0.1% incorporation of TiO2 seem not to interfere with F-NIRS measurements, caution must be taken with higher levels of TiO2 as nothing indicates that interference could not appear. [less ▲]

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See detailNonlinear generalization of Den Hartog's equal peak method for nonlinear primary systems
Habib, Giuseppe ULg; Detroux, Thibaut ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis (2014)

This study addresses the mitigation of one problem nonlinear resonance of a mechanical system. In view of the narrow bandwidth of the classical linear tuned vibration absorber, a new nonlinear absorber ... [more ▼]

This study addresses the mitigation of one problem nonlinear resonance of a mechanical system. In view of the narrow bandwidth of the classical linear tuned vibration absorber, a new nonlinear absorber, termed the nonlinear tuned vibration absorber (NLTVA), is introduced in this paper. One unconventional aspect of the NLTVA is that the mathematical form of its restoring force is tailored according to the nonlinear restoring force of the primary system. The NLTVA parameters are then determined using a nonlinear generalization of Den Hartog's equal-peak method. The mitigation of the resonant vibrations of a Duffing oscillator is considered to illustrate the proposed developments. [less ▲]

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See detailLes mots pour dire le goût: une construction historique et culturelle?, publié sous le titre "Les mots du goût. Lieux communs et réécritures"
Von Hoffmann, Viktoria ULg

in Verine, Bertrand (Ed.) Dire le non-visuel. Approche pluridisciplinaire des discours sur les perceptions autres que la vue (2014)

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

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

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See detailProduction of some particular isotopes in spallation targets calculated with INCL4.6- ABLA07 implemented into MCNPX
Leray, S.; Boudard, A.; Cugnon, Joseph ULg et al

in Proceedings of SNA + MC 2013 - Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo (2014)

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

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

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See detailLearning dextrous grasps that generalise to novel objects by combining hand and contact models
Kopicki, Marek; Detry, Renaud ULg; Schmidt, Florian et al

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailA Conceptual Event-Tree Model for Coseismic Landslide Dam Hazard Assessment
Fan, X.; Huang, R.; van Westen, C. et al

in Landslide Science for a Safer Geoenvironment (2014)

Abstract Earthquakes may trigger a series of multiple cascading geohazard phenomena. For example, coseismic landslides may block rivers and form landslide dams, which occur frequently in tectonically ... [more ▼]

Abstract Earthquakes may trigger a series of multiple cascading geohazard phenomena. For example, coseismic landslides may block rivers and form landslide dams, which occur frequently in tectonically active mountains with narrow and steep valleys. The catastrophic release of water masses from landslide-impounded lakes is capable to produce outburst floods and debris flows, causing loss of lives, housing and infrastructure. Quantifying the probability of these cascading phenomena following a triggering event has been a main ... [less ▲]

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

in Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (2014)

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See detailExperimental arguments concerning a hydraulic connection layer during limestone convective drying
Prime, Noémie ULg; Housni, Z.; Fraikin, Laurent ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils, UNSAT 2014 (2014)

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See detailDynamic Modeling andControl System Definition for a Micro-CSP Plant Coupled with Thermal Storage Unit
Ireland, Melissa; Orosz, Matthew; Brisson, John et al

in Proceedings of TurboExpo 2014 (2014)

Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems are gaining ground as a means of effectively providing sustainable energy. Coupling small-scale ORCs powered by scroll expander-generators with solar thermal collectors ... [more ▼]

Organic Rankine cycle (ORC) systems are gaining ground as a means of effectively providing sustainable energy. Coupling small-scale ORCs powered by scroll expander-generators with solar thermal collectors and storage can provide combined heat and power to underserved rural communities. Simulation of such systems is instrumental in optimizing their control strategy. However, most models developed so far operate at steady-state or focus either on ORC or on storage dynamics. In this work, a model for the dynamics of the solar ORC system is developed to evaluate the impact of variable heat sources and sinks, thermal storage, and the variable loads associated with distributed generation. This model is then used to assess control schemes that adjust operating conditions for daily environmental variation. [less ▲]

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See detailDemisso capite : Ablatif absolu ou épithète détachée ?
Longrée, Dominique ULg

in Lehmann, Christian; Concepcion, Cabrillana L. (Eds.) Acta XIV Colloquii Internationalis Linguisticae Latinae (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDurability of hydrophobic treatments on concrete monuments
Courard, Luc ULg; Lucquiaud, Vincent ULg; Gérard, Olivier et al

in Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Water Repellent Treatment and Protective Surface Technology for Building Materials (2014)

The protection of concrete historical structures is a challenge for the coming years. Hydrophobic treatment may induce a delay in degradations progress as well as a protection against water penetration ... [more ▼]

The protection of concrete historical structures is a challenge for the coming years. Hydrophobic treatment may induce a delay in degradations progress as well as a protection against water penetration. Existing products - mainly silane and siloxane based – have been submitted to different ageing processes including UV radiation, moistening cycles, thermal shocks, freeze-thaw cycles, carbonation and efficiency has been evaluated on the base of contact angle, vapour and chloride permeability and, capillarity absorption. Investigation results clearly show a good behaviour of hydrophobic treatments under main ageing conditions. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailNuisibilité de la cécidomyie équestre, Haplodiplosis marginata (von Roser) et protection du blé tendre d'hiver
Censier, Florence ULg; Chavalle, Sandrine; San Martin y Gomez, Gilles et al

in AFPP - 10ème Conférence Internationale sur les Ravageurs en Agriculture (2014)

These last years, the resurgence of the saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (von Roser), has been observed in several European countries and this pest has sometimes inflicted severe damage in ... [more ▼]

These last years, the resurgence of the saddle gall midge, Haplodiplosis marginata (von Roser), has been observed in several European countries and this pest has sometimes inflicted severe damage in cereals. Trials were conducted in heavily infested fields to assess its nuisibility to winter wheat crops. For this purpose, protection schemes including one to four successive applications of lambda-cyhalothrin allowed to vary the exposure period of wheat to the saddle gall midge. The impact of the pest on yield was substantial and closely correlated to the number of galls induced on stems. These trials also showed the importance to synchronize insecticide sprayings with flights to obtain a good efficacy. Eventually they revealed that applying insecticide at the moment of first flights could in some cases reach the larvae still present in the soil. [less ▲]

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See detailWhen children stop trusting what they have perceived
Geurten, Marie ULg; Willems, Sylvie; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the WFNR - Conference Programme (2014)

Background and aims: A common hypothesis to explain metamemory heuristics learning throughout childhood lies on the assumption that the knowledge underlying these metacognitive rules develop from people’s ... [more ▼]

Background and aims: A common hypothesis to explain metamemory heuristics learning throughout childhood lies on the assumption that the knowledge underlying these metacognitive rules develop from people’s prior day-to-day experiences. However, the specific processes that sustain this learning are still unclear. In this study, we examined the mechanisms implicated in this empirical development by manipulating the learned interpretation of the Easily Learned = Easily Remembered (ELER) heuristic through an implicit process involving the detection of environmental regularities. Method: A sample of sixty normally developing children aged 4-5, 6-7, and 8-9 years old was recruited for this study. Each child participated in three 60-minute sessions separated approximately by one-week interval and was trained to learn implicitly a reverse interpretation of the ELER heuristic. The influence of executive functions on children’s judgment of learning at posttest was also investigated. Results: In addition to an early development of the ELER heuristic, results revealed a reduction of this heuristic’s use after the implicit training in the two youngest groups. Furthermore, executive monitoring was demonstrated to account for the lack of change observed in older children after the training phases. Conclusions: In a developmental perspective, these findings present a coherent picture of children’s learning of metacognitive heuristics. Specifically, automatic and implicit learning was demonstrated to be followed by an effortful control of the heuristics’ use. [less ▲]

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See detailBelgian mud mounds, facies and structure and stromatoporoid fauna
Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Kershaw, S.; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg et al

in Wesenberg Lauridsen, b.; Bjerager, M. (Eds.) Cold water carbonates at high paleolatitudes from the Palaeozoic to the Reent – combining outcrops studies with core studies and geophysical imaging. Programme and abstract book (2014)

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See detailDevonian to Basal Permian Lithostratigraphy in Southwestern Hakkari: A Perspective from Northern Arabian Mixed Carbonate–Siliciclastic Platform
Hosgör, Izzet; Yilmaz, Ismail Omer; Gourvennec, Remy et al

in AAPG International Conference & Exhibition Istanbul 2014 (2014)

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See detailBronze Age Domestic Architecture in Eastern Syria : Familiar, Social and Economic Implications
Mas, Juliette ULg

in Bieliński; Gawlikowski, M; Koliński, R (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, 30 April – 4 May 2012, University of Warsaw, Volume 1: Plenary Sessions, Township and Villages, High and Low – The Minor Arts for the Elite and for the Populace (2014)

This paper deals with a PhD project on domestic architecture and society on the Syrian Euphrates region and in the Jezirah during the Bronze Age. The large geographical and chronological framework allowed ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with a PhD project on domestic architecture and society on the Syrian Euphrates region and in the Jezirah during the Bronze Age. The large geographical and chronological framework allowed to collect an important corpus of houses. The analysis of statistical data on their different features allowed interpretations, in particular concerning their functionnal characteristics. The attention is here focused on the crafts and industrial production of the house inhabitants. The contemporary economic system is well known in Southern Mesopotamia, and was there mainly based on official oikoi linked to the temples or to the palace. On the contrary, the analysis of Northern Mesopotamian evidence shows that the economic system in this area was mainly based on private households, the state control probably being there of lesser importance. [less ▲]

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See detailRepresentations for Cross-task, Cross-object Grasp Transfer
Hjelm, Martin; Detry, Renaud ULg; Ek, Carl Henrik et al

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2014)

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

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

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See detailIntroduction. Guerre et jeu : vers les cultures d'un paradoxe à l'ère moderne
Küpper, Achim ULg

in Küpper, Achim; Vanden Berghe, Kristine (Eds.) Guerre et jeu. Cultures d'un paradoxe à l'ère moderne (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailFirst assessment of the impacts of Saharan dust events on the respiratory health in West Africa: A case study in the Northern Benin
De Longueville, Florence ULg; Henry, Sabine; Ozer, Pierre ULg

in Belviso, Claudia; Fiore, Saverio; Giannossi, Maria Luigia (Eds.) DUST2014 - International Conference on Atmospheric Dust _ Book of Abstracts (2014)

More than 50% of the global dust emitted into the atmosphere comes from the Sahara. About 60% of the Saharan dust move southwards to the Gulf of Guinea (Engelstaedter et al., 2006). Once in the air, these ... [more ▼]

More than 50% of the global dust emitted into the atmosphere comes from the Sahara. About 60% of the Saharan dust move southwards to the Gulf of Guinea (Engelstaedter et al., 2006). Once in the air, these dust contribute to increase the concentrations of particles smaller than 10 microns (PM10), which are respirable particles (Ozer et al. 2005). A number of adverse health effects have been associated with desert dust, including respiratory diseases (Goudie, 2014). [...] [less ▲]

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See detailIgE antibodies and FceRI are critical mediators of acquired resistance against honeybee and russell's viper venom in mice
Starkl, Philipp; Marichal, Thomas ULg; Reber, Laurent L. et al

in Proceedings of the EAACI Congress 2014 (2014)

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See detailA Simplified procedure to assess the dynamic pressures on large reservoirs
Buldgen, Loïc ULg; Degée, Hervé ULg; Le Sourne, Hervé et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics - EURODYN 2014 (2014)

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See detailLe droit des biens. les droits réels démembrés
Lecocq, Pascale ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Chroniques Notariales (2014)

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See detailSTEREO MATCHING METHOD USING MULTIPLE ANGULAR SIGNATURES MATCHED BY MULTIDIMENSIONAL DYNAMIC TIMEWARPING (MD-DTW)
Grogna, David ULg; Guerri, Géraldine; Verly, Jacques ULg

in IEEE Xplore Digital Library (2014)

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

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

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See detailStratigraphy and depositionnal settings of the Late Famennian of Southern Belgium - a snapshot of the palaeoenvironment for late Devonian tetrapods and arthropods
Denayer, Julien ULg; Prestianni, Cyrille; Olive, Sébastien et al

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

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See detailArbitrage et ordre public européen
Caprasse, Olivier ULg

in Loquin, E.; Manciaux, S. (Eds.) L'ordre public et l'arbitrage (2014)

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See detailExperimental Study of the Human Ability to Deliberately Excite a Flexible Floor
Schwartz, Cédric ULg; Berger, Alexis; Bruls, Olivier ULg et al

in Zingoni, Alphose (Ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (2014)

Human-structure interactions are not completely understood yet. This paper presents an experimental study focusing on the interaction between a human and a flexible support, with a major aim to better ... [more ▼]

Human-structure interactions are not completely understood yet. This paper presents an experimental study focusing on the interaction between a human and a flexible support, with a major aim to better understand how the behavior of a human subject, bouncing on a flexible structure, adapts to the support motion. Exploratory experiments are undertaken with a 7m-span timber footbridge tested in the Human Motion Analysis Laboratory of the University of Liege. The movements of the coupled system composed of the subject and the footbridge are recorded by Motion Capture technology; the subject\textquoteright{}s 3-D body motion is defined by three important angles: ankle, knee and hip. The interaction between the subject and the footbridge is also quantified by means of force platform measurements. The experiments indicate an influence of the support amplitude and natural frequency on the phase shift between the oscillatory floor motion and the three angles characterizing the motion. [less ▲]

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See detailLe "basileion", les reines et Actium
Veymiers, Richard ULg

in Bricault, Laurent; Versluys, Miguel John (Eds.) Power, Politics and the Cults of Isis. Proceedings of the Vth International Conference of Isis Studies, Boulogne-sur-Mer, October 13-15 2011 (2014)

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See detailAxisymmetric transient modelling of a suction caisson in dense sand
Cerfontaine, Benjamin ULg; Levasseur, Séverine ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg et al

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

Suction caisson are hollow cylinders open towards the bottom that are currently used as anchors for deep water offshore facilities. They recently turned out to be advantageously exploited as foundation ... [more ▼]

Suction caisson are hollow cylinders open towards the bottom that are currently used as anchors for deep water offshore facilities. They recently turned out to be advantageously exploited as foundation for offshore wind turbines in shallow water (Senders 2009). The Prevost model for cohesionless soils (Prevost 1985) is currently used for the modelling of their cyclic behaviour. It’s able to reproduce plastic deformation in both loading and unloading, contractancy of the soil and pore pressure build up as well. In this paper, a fully- coupled transient axisymmetric analysis of a suction caisson is carried out. A vertical pseudo-random loading is transformed into equivalent ones. Comparison of the permanent displacement accumulated shows a good agreement between them. The influence of the interface conditions is also addressed. For low tension amplitude applied to the caisson, it can be modelled as “stuck” to the inner soil. However higher amplitude might lead to a total unplugging. [less ▲]

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See detailMicromorph brachiopods from the Viséan (Carboniferous) of northwest Ireland
Mottequin, Bernard ULg; Sevastopulo, George; Simon, Eric

in Cerdeno, Esperanza (Ed.) 4th International Palaeontological Congress, Abstract Volume (2014)

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See detailLe Manuscrit FR. F. V. XIV, 8 de la Bibliothèque nationale de Russie à Saint-Pétersbourg au prisme de l'analyse littéraire et historique
Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Evdokimova, Ludmilla; Smirnova, Victoria (Eds.) L'Oeuvre littéraire du Moyen Âge aux yeux de l'historien et du philologue (2014)

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See detailMeandering jets in shallow rectangular reservoir
Peltier, Yann ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in 7th International Conference in River Hydraulics, River Flow 2014 (2014)

In this article, meandering flows in a shallow rectangular reservoir are experimentally and numerically investigated. Two experiments were performed in a smooth shallow horizontal flume and the surface ... [more ▼]

In this article, meandering flows in a shallow rectangular reservoir are experimentally and numerically investigated. Two experiments were performed in a smooth shallow horizontal flume and the surface velocity fields were measured by Large-Scale PIV (LSPIV). The flow conditions were chosen in such a way that the friction regime of both flows was different. These flows were then modelled using the academic code WOLF2D, which solves the 2D shallow water equations and uses a depth-averaged k- model for modelling turbulence. The main characteristics of the measured and simulated flows were finally extracted from a Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) of the surface velocity fields and depth-averaged velocity fields respectively and were compared. When the mean fluctuating kinetic energy of the considered POD mode is greater than 1×10-5 m²/s², the numerical modelling and the experiments are in good agreement whatever the friction regime of the flow. [less ▲]

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See detailL'élevage des ruminants, un élément clé de notre territoire
Hautier, Louis; Campion, Morgane; Ninane, Maxime ULg et al

in Centre wallon de Recherches agronomiques (Ed.) 19ème Carrefour des Productions Animales "La viande bovine remise en question : de sa production à sa consommation", Gembloux, le 19 février 2014 (2014)

Parallèlement à l'extension de l'agriculture, l'élevage s'est développé pour la fourniture de produits alimentaires (lait, viande) et non alimentaires (cuir, laine) mais également par l'apport de la ... [more ▼]

Parallèlement à l'extension de l'agriculture, l'élevage s'est développé pour la fourniture de produits alimentaires (lait, viande) et non alimentaires (cuir, laine) mais également par l'apport de la traction animale aux agriculteurs et la restitution d'éléments fertilisants. Ceci a notamment contribué, dans nos régions, au développement du système à jachère et culture attelée. Au cours des dernières décennies, l'agriculture s'est fortement intensifiée grâce à l'énergie fossile utilisée pour la production d'intrants, de concentrés, la mécanisation et le transport des produits alimentaires. Cette intensification de l'agriculture au niveau mondial a conduit à la spécialisation des exploitations avec une dissociation de l'élevage et de la culture en bassins de production avec des conséquences très dommageables sur l'environnement. De nos jours, les productions bovines représentent 54 % des principales orientations technico-économiques en Wallonie, selon la nouvelle classification européenne (OTEX). L'élevage bovin en production est composé de 500 601 têtes : 41 % de laitières et 59 % d'allaitantes. Il est fortement basé sur la valorisation des prairies permanentes qui occupent plus de 45 % de la surface agricole utile et concerne plus de 86 % des exploitations agricoles wallonnes sur les 13 301 recensées en 2012.Toutefois, l'élevage est de plus en plus critiqué par la société à cause de ses impacts négatifs sur l'environnement et de considérations liées au bien-être animal.De plus, dans certaines exploitations, mise en concurrence des zones de grandes cultures avec les zones herbagères pour la production de lait et viande, difficultés et contraintes du métier d'éleveur. L'arrêt de cette activité pose la question du devenir de la surface agricole qui lui était allouée. Dans ce contexte, il paraît important de passer ici en revue les principaux services liés à l'élevage de ruminants en Wallonie afin d'identifier par la suite les conditions qui permettent l'optimisation de ces derniers tout en limitant les nuisances connexes et ceci dans le but d'objectiver la situation. [less ▲]

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See detailInfluence of liquid viscosity on separation efficiency of structured packings – modelling approach based on X-ray tomography investigations
Janzen, Anna; Steube, Julia; Crine, Michel ULg et al

in Proceedings (2014)

The objectives of this work are the investigation of liquid flow morphology inside a structured packing using X-ray tomography and the development of a modelling approach based on hydrodynamic analogy ... [more ▼]

The objectives of this work are the investigation of liquid flow morphology inside a structured packing using X-ray tomography and the development of a modelling approach based on hydrodynamic analogy between the real complex flow patterns and simplified fluid-dynamic elements. To study the influence of viscosity, water and mixtures of water and glycerine with varying glycerine fraction are used as working liquids. X-ray tomography is applied to determine the spatial distribution of liquid in the cross-section of a column filled with MellapakPlus 752.Y packing elements. The resulting images are used to evaluate liquid hold-up, gas-liquid interfacial area and to analyse liquid morphology. Liquid flow patterns (film flow, contact-point liquid, flooded regions) are identified, and the fraction of liquid within each flow pattern depending on flow rate and liquid viscosity is determined. The results of the liquid flow morphology analysis are used to develop a hydrodynamic analogy model. To implement the gas-liquid contact area and the flooded regions into this model, the packing is represented as a bundle of dry, filled and irrigated cylindrical channels, while the ratio between different type channels is determined from the analysis of tomographic images. This simplified hydrodynamic description allows a direct application of rigorous partial differential transport equations, and their solution yields local concentration fields which are used for the evaluation of the separation efficiency. The new modelling approach is validated by comparison with separation efficiency data obtained from experiments with CO2 desorption from saturated water-glycerine mixtures into air. The presented modelling approach is capable of predicting the influence of viscosity on separation efficiency of columns filled with structured packings. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessing the Probability of Training Image-Based Geological Scenarios Using Geophysical Data
Hermans, Thomas ULg; Caers, Jef; Nguyen, Frédéric ULg

in Pardo-Iguzquiza, Eulogio; Guardiola-Albert, Carolina; Heredia, Javier (Eds.) et al Mathematics of Planet Earth - Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (2014)

In multiple-point statistics (MPS), the construction of training im-ages (TIs) is one of the most critical steps. Reliable geological studies may not always be available to depict with certainty what ... [more ▼]

In multiple-point statistics (MPS), the construction of training im-ages (TIs) is one of the most critical steps. Reliable geological studies may not always be available to depict with certainty what geological patterns or heterogeneity are present. In this context, geophysical techniques may provide additional information to reduce the possible large uncertainty in the understanding of prior geological scenarios. To overcome this problem, we developed a methodology to verify the consistency of geophysical data with independently-built TIs representing different plausible geological scenarios. If a TI is deemed consistent with the field geophysical survey, then in a sec-ond step we calculate a likelihood probability for each consistent TI. Our methodology starts by creating subsurface models with each TI. From these models we create synthetic geophysical data and from this synthetic data, synthetic inverted models. These models are now compared with a single inverted model obtained from the field sur-vey, allowing for our definition of what is “consistent”. To that ex-tent, we calculate the Euclidean distance between any two inverted models as well as field data and visualize the results in a 2D or 3D space using multidimensional scaling (MDS). With this technique, it is possible to verify if field cases fall in the distribution represented by synthetic cases, and thus are consistent with them. In a second step, we present a cluster analysis on the MDS-map to highlight which parameters are the most sensitive for the construction of TI. Based on this analysis, a probability of each geological scenario is computed through kernel smoothing of the densities in reduced pro-jected metric space. This approach was tested using electrical resistivity tomography as geophysical data to analyze TI scenarios for the Meuse alluvial aqui-fer (Belgium), where the lack of reliable sedimentological data lead to the definition of a multitude of geological scenarios, hence TIs. [less ▲]

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See detailExcitation function of the natTa (p, x) 178m2Hf reaction
Titarenko, Yu. E.; Pavlov, K. V.; Rogov, V. I. et al

in Proceedings of the 11th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators (AccApp 2013) (2014)

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See detailL'art de la guigne en 1862. Contexte, intertexte et sous-texte du Guignon de Mallarmé
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Brissette, Pascal; Luneau, Marie-Pier (Eds.) Deux siècles de malédiction littéraire (2014)

Deuxième texte en vers publié par Mallarmé, dans la revue L'Artiste, alors dirigée par Arsène Houssaye, qui n’en retint que les cinq premiers tercets, Le Guignon place l’entrée de son auteur dans le champ ... [more ▼]

Deuxième texte en vers publié par Mallarmé, dans la revue L'Artiste, alors dirigée par Arsène Houssaye, qui n’en retint que les cinq premiers tercets, Le Guignon place l’entrée de son auteur dans le champ poétique sous le signe d’une malédiction d’aspect très convenu, tant y paraît bien saturé l’appareil des clichés assimilant élection poétique et ratage social. La banalité du propos, gage donné aux pairs d’une adhésion fervente aux normes à quoi la plupart d’entre eux se rangent au milieu du Second Empire, y prend cependant une tournure assez singulière, témoignant d’un jeu avec les codes autant que d’une soumission à ceux-ci. Ce jeu passe par un complexe montage intertextuel articulant, au registre de la malédiction poétique, les apports d’un Nerval, d’un Gautier, d’un Baudelaire et d’un Cladel ; il passe aussi par une tonalité grotesque et paroxystique, reflet d’une distance prise à l’égard de l’imaginaire collectif ainsi synthétisé et d’une extériorisation critique de structures littéraires puissamment incorporées, au prix d’un point de vue tout ensemble interne et externe pris sur ces structures. Texte fondamentalement trivial — à tous les sens du terme —, Le Guignon tient ainsi, à la fois, de la récitation d’un credo et d’une sorte de physiologie des poètes post-romantiques. [less ▲]

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See detailPredicting Winter Wheat Biomass And Grain Protein Content
Mansouri, Majdi ULg; Dumont, Benjamin ULg; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (2014)

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See detailA Greener Common Agricultural Policy Towards 2020 And Its Implementation in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Ozunu, Alexandru (Ed.) The 10th Elsedima International Conference : Book of abstracts “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management”, September 18th-19th, 2014, Cluj-Napoca, Romania : 10th Anniversary (2014)

ln order to implement the new Common Agricultural Policy agreed upon in 2013, the Walloon government had to make some choices, left to the Member States or the regions within them, which is the case in ... [more ▼]

ln order to implement the new Common Agricultural Policy agreed upon in 2013, the Walloon government had to make some choices, left to the Member States or the regions within them, which is the case in Belgium. ln January 2014, it was decided to implement the green payment (which is compulsory) proportionally to the basic payments, the payment for young farmers (compulsory) at its maximum authorized level (2% of the total envelope for direct payments), an additional payment for the first 50 hectares (payment which is left to the choice of the Member State/region), coupled payments (including 2.1 % of the regional envelope for direct payments for pastures and forage area), and the basic payment (compulsory, representing 26.7 % of the total regional envelope for direct payments only in Wallonia). [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailCaractéristiques des pluies et ravinement dans la ville de Kinshasa de 1961 à 2010
Makanzu, Fils; Ozer, Pierre ULg; Moeyersons, Jan

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

Cette étude traite de l’évolution des caractéristiques pluviométriques dans la ville de Kinshasa de 1961 à 2010. Elle mène une analyse minutieuse des tendances qui se focalise sur les événements extrêmes ... [more ▼]

Cette étude traite de l’évolution des caractéristiques pluviométriques dans la ville de Kinshasa de 1961 à 2010. Elle mène une analyse minutieuse des tendances qui se focalise sur les événements extrêmes, les anomalies et le nombre de jours de pluies. Cette étude répond également au manque d’informations sur les tendances des variables pluviométriques et des extrêmes climatiques dans la sous-région de l’Afrique centrale. Elle recherche et évalue les preuves des changements dans l'intensité des événements pluvieux extrêmes quotidiens. Enfin, elle estime et caractérise les périodes de retour des événements pluvieux extrêmes dans la ville. [less ▲]

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See detailLes apports des travaux de la consultation du PUCA et les pistes de recherche
Merenne-Schoumaker, Bernadette ULg

in Lemercier, Evelyne (Ed.) Localisation des activités économiques et développement durable des territoires (2014)

Highlighting the results of the work that we have accompanied for three years by focusing on two questions of the research program: the location of economic activity it induces a local sustainable ... [more ▼]

Highlighting the results of the work that we have accompanied for three years by focusing on two questions of the research program: the location of economic activity it induces a local sustainable development and how the consideration of sustainable development changes does the issue of the location of these activities? Opening new avenues for further work [less ▲]

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See detailRobust optimal rendezvous using differential drag
Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Martinusi, Vladimir ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

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

The practical realization of the differential drag technique for orbital relative maneuvers must cope with the several and severe uncertainty sources affecting drag modeling. Neglecting these ... [more ▼]

The practical realization of the differential drag technique for orbital relative maneuvers must cope with the several and severe uncertainty sources affecting drag modeling. Neglecting these uncertainties might yield to oversimplified solutions whose representation of a real-life scenario is questionable. The first outcome of this study consists in the synthesis of a robust optimal controller which combines differential flatness theory and the scenario approach to generate a reference path which can be easily followed. The second outcome is the characterization of the relevant uncertainties of the differential drag problem, with a special focus on the aerodynamic force. The developments are validated in a highly detailed simulation environment including, among the perturbations, advanced drag modeling and coupled attitude and orbital dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimating Relative Change in Ventricular Stroke Work from Aortic Pressure Alone: Proof of Concept Study
Kamoi, Shun; Pretty, Christopher; Chiew, Yeong Shiong et al

in 48th DGBMT Biomedizinische Technik Conference (BMT 2014) (2014)

Continuous Ventricular Stroke Work (VSW) estimation requires accurate estimate of both stroke volume and aortic pressure. However, accurate beat-to-beat stroke volume measurement is highly invasive and ... [more ▼]

Continuous Ventricular Stroke Work (VSW) estimation requires accurate estimate of both stroke volume and aortic pressure. However, accurate beat-to-beat stroke volume measurement is highly invasive and thus typically unavailable in clinical practice. This study analyses the accuracy of a model-based method estimating relative change in VSW using only aortic pressure measurements. Using data from porcine experiment, the correlation coefficient was determined between the relative change of VSW from directly measured data and the model-based estimate of VSW. The result showed good agreement with, R=0.71. The model accurately captured the trend of VSW using only aortic pressure measurements and thus offers significant clinical value in early diagnosis and improving care for cardiovascular dysfunction. [less ▲]

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See detailApprentissage par renforcement batch fondé sur la reconstruction de trajectoires artificielles
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Murphy, Susan A.; Wehenkel, Louis ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9èmes Journées Francophones de Planification, Décision et Apprentissage (JFPDA 2014) (2014)

Cet article se situe dans le cadre de l’apprentissage par renforcement en mode batch, dont le problème central est d’apprendre, à partir d’un ensemble de trajectoires, une politique de décision optimisant ... [more ▼]

Cet article se situe dans le cadre de l’apprentissage par renforcement en mode batch, dont le problème central est d’apprendre, à partir d’un ensemble de trajectoires, une politique de décision optimisant un critère donné. On considère plus spécifiquement les problèmes pour lesquels l’espace d’état est continu, problèmes pour lesquels les schémas de résolution classiques se fondent sur l’utilisation d’approxima- teurs de fonctions. Cet article propose une alternative fondée sur la reconstruction de “trajectoires arti- ficielles” permettant d’aborder sous un angle nouveau les problèmes classiques de l’apprentissage par renforcement batch. [less ▲]

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See detailNew capabilities of the Liège intranuclear-cascade model for particle-transport codes
Mancusi, D.; Boudard, A.; Cugnon, Joseph ULg et al

in Proceedings of SNA + MC 2013 - Joint International Conference on Supercomputing in Nuclear Applications + Monte Carlo (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailLes pseudo-déonomastiques arabes en français : Étude de cas et tentative de typologie
Baiwir, Esther ULg; Steffens, Marie ULg

in Dworkin, Steven; García arias, Xosé Lluis; Kramer, Johannes (Eds.) Actes du XXVIIe Congrès international de linguistique et de philologie romanes (Nancy, 15-20 juillet 2013). Section 6 : Étymologie (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailVertical transient loading of a suction caisson in dense sand
Cerfontaine, Benjamin ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Cerfontaine, Benjamin; Collin, Frédéric; Charlier, Robert (Eds.) 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Avances in Geomechanics (2014)

Suction caissons are hollow cylinders open towards the bottom currently used as anchors for deep water offshore facilities. They recently turned out to be advantageously exploited as foundation for ... [more ▼]

Suction caissons are hollow cylinders open towards the bottom currently used as anchors for deep water offshore facilities. They recently turned out to be advantageously exploited as foundation for offshore wind turbines in shallow water (Senders 2009). The Prevost model for cohesionless soils (Prevost 1985) is adapted for the modelling of their cyclic behaviour. It is able to reproduce plastic deformation in both loading and unloading, contractancy of the soil and pore pressure build up as well. In this paper, a fully-coupled transient axisymmetric analysis of a suction caisson is carried out. The monotonic partially drained behaviour of the caisson is firstly highlighted. Afterwards, pseudo-random and sinusoidal-equivalent storm signals are compared. Permanent displacements accumulated at the end of the storm show a good agreement between them but are slightly divergent, which indicates that the position of the extreme event might be a relevant issue. [less ▲]

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