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See detailIs λ Cep a pulsating star?
Uuh-Sonda, J. M.; Eenens, P.; Rauw, Grégor ULg

in Meynet, Georges; Georgy, Cyril; Groh, José (Eds.) et al IAU Symposium (2015, January 01)

It has been proposed that the variability seen in absorption lines of the O6Ief star λ Cep is periodical and due to non-radial pulsations (NRP). We have obtained new spectra during six campaigns lasting ... [more ▼]

It has been proposed that the variability seen in absorption lines of the O6Ief star λ Cep is periodical and due to non-radial pulsations (NRP). We have obtained new spectra during six campaigns lasting between five and nine nights. In some datasets we find recurrent spectral variations which move redward in the absorption line profile, consistent with perturbations on the stellar surface of a rotating star. However the periods found are not stable between datasets, at odds with the NRP hypothesis. Moreover, even when no redward trend is found in a full dataset of an observing campaign, it can be present in a subset, suggesting that the phenomenon is short-lived, of the order of a few days, and possibly linked to transient magnetic loops. [less ▲]

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See detailAre the stars of a new class of variability detected in NGC 3766 fast rotating SPB stars?
Salmon, Sébastien ULg; Montalbán, J.; Reese, D. R. et al

in Meynet, Georges; Georgy, Cyril; Groh, Jose (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union S307 (2015, January 01)

A recent photometric survey in the NGC 3766 cluster led to the detection of stars presenting an unexpected variability. They lie in a region of the Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram where no pulsation are ... [more ▼]

A recent photometric survey in the NGC 3766 cluster led to the detection of stars presenting an unexpected variability. They lie in a region of the Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram where no pulsation are theoretically expected, in between the δ Scuti and slowly pulsating B (SPB) star instability domains. Their variability periods, between ~0.1-0.7 d, are outside the expected domains of these well-known pulsators. The NCG 3766 cluster is known to host fast rotating stars. Rotation can significantly affect the pulsation properties of stars and alter their apparent luminosity through gravity darkening. Therefore we inspect if the new variable stars could correspond to fast rotating SPB stars. We carry out instability and visibility analysis of SPB pulsation modes within the frame of the traditional approximation. The effects of gravity darkening on typical SPB models are next studied. We find that at the red border of the SPB instability strip, prograde sectoral (PS) modes are preferentially excited, with periods shifted in the 0.2-0.5 d range due to the Coriolis effect. These modes are best seen when the star is seen equator-on. For such inclinations, low-mass SPB models can appear fainter due to gravity darkening and as if they were located between the δ Scuti and SPB instability strips. [less ▲]

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See detailL’évaluation de l’efficacité des approches didactiques : l’art de conjuguer didactique et évaluation ? Symposium du réseau EVADIDA
Fagnant, Annick ULg; Schillings, Patricia ULg

in Detroz, Pascal; Borsu, Olivier (Eds.) Actes du 27e colloque de l'Admée-Europe. L'évaluation à la lumière des contextes et des disciplines. (2015, January)

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See detailRésolution de problèmes arithmétiques et représentations schématiques : comment évaluer l’efficacité d’approches didactiques contrastées ?
Fagnant, Annick ULg; Auquière, Amélie ULg; Vlassis, Joëlle

in Detroz, Pascal; Borsu, Olivier (Eds.) Actes du 27e colloque de l'Admée-Europe. L'évaluation à la lumière des contextes et des disciplines. (2015, January)

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See detailEst-il possible de cibler les acquis et les faiblesses des élèves face à la résolution de problèmes arithmétiques dans le cadre d’une évaluation externe non certificative ?
Demonty, Isabelle ULg; Fagnant, Annick ULg

in Detroz, Pascal; Borsu, Olivier (Eds.) Actes du 27e colloque de l'Admée-Europe. L'évaluation à la lumière des contextes et des disciplines. (2015, January)

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See detailModelling Hydromechanical Dilation Geomaterial—Cavitation and Localization
Sieffert, Y.; Buzzi, O.; Collin, Frédéric ULg et al

in Chau, Kam Tim; Zhao, Jidong (Eds.) Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials in the New Millennium (2015, January)

This paper presents an extension of the local second gradient model to multiphasic materials (solid particles, air, water) and including the cavitation phenomenon. This new development was made in order ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an extension of the local second gradient model to multiphasic materials (solid particles, air, water) and including the cavitation phenomenon. This new development was made in order to model the response of saturated dilatant materials under deviatoric stress and undrained conditions and possibly, in future, the behaviour of unsaturated soils [less ▲]

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See detailPortfolio, un outil d’apprentissage et d’évaluation des compétences en formation d’adultes
Pirard, Florence ULg; Lambert, Isabelle ULg

in Detroz, Pascal; Borsu, Olivier (Eds.) Actes du 27e colloque de l'Admée-Europe. L'évaluation à la lumière des contextes et des disciplines. (2015, January)

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See detailLa question des « objets » d’évaluation dans les différentes disciplines : Discussion du symposium
Fagnant, Annick ULg

in Detroz, Pascal; Borsu, Olivier (Eds.) Actes du 27e colloque de l'Admée-Europe. L'évaluation à la lumière des contextes et des disciplines. (2015, January)

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See detailEvaluer les apprentissages dans le cadre d'une pédagogie par projet
Scheffers, Patricia ULg; Leduc, Diane; Le Coguiec, Eric

in Actes du 27e Colloque de l'ADMEE Euope (2015, January)

Avant d'être l'affaire des courants de l'éducation nouvelle, la pédagogie par projet était présente dans les discours de formation d'architecture italienne dès le 16e siècle. Aujourd'hui, elle s'inscrit ... [more ▼]

Avant d'être l'affaire des courants de l'éducation nouvelle, la pédagogie par projet était présente dans les discours de formation d'architecture italienne dès le 16e siècle. Aujourd'hui, elle s'inscrit parmi les multiples approches d'une pédagogie différenciée et est utilisée dans plusieurs disciplines, des arts aux sciences, en passant par l'ingénierie et l'administration. Plusieurs écrits existent à son sujet, mais peu s'attardent aux pratiques d'évaluation des apprentissages qu'elle génère. Pourtant, celle-ci est l'un des aspects les plus complexes de l'enseignement et le plus prenant puisque le professeur en est l'unique responsable et qu'il occupe près de la moitié de sa tâche (Laurier, Tousignant et Morrissette, 2005). Dimension fondamentale, et parfois difficile, dans le parcours de l'apprenant, l'évaluation des apprentissages impose actuellement un changement de culture important pour les professeurs, particulièrement lorsqu'il est question de pédagogie par projet. Pour certains d'entre eux, souvent peu formés en enseignement, mais possédant une expérience du métier reconnue, l'évaluation se limite au projet et à sa présentation devant un jury et les pairs au détriment de la qualité de la démarche et surtout des apprentissages réalisés (Allal, 2013; Beattie, 2006; Gaillot, 2009 ; Romainville, 2011). Dans la formation d'architecte, la pédagogie par projet fait partie intégrante du processus d'enseignement, d'apprentissage et d'évaluation. En atelier de projet de 3e bachelier à l'ULg, l'évaluation des apprentissages exclusivement orientés sur le projet a mené, après plusieurs années d'expérimentations, à la création de dispositifs adaptés et spécifiques. S'appuyant sur les principes clés et actuels en évaluation des apprentissages, ces dispositifs tentent de mettre en avant-plan un souci de concordance entre le contenu à enseigner et les méthodes utilisées. Croisant les regards théoriques et pratiques sur le sujet de l'évaluation de performances complexes intégrant créativité et innovation, un bilan des expériences sera établi et tentera de dégager des pistes de régulations pour continuer d'élever le niveau de validité du processus présenté. [less ▲]

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See detailPourquoi la théorie de la connaissance a besoin de la psychologie: les arguments de Stumpf
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

in Gyemant, Maria (Ed.) Psychologie et psychologisme (2015, January)

Mon objectif est double. Il s’agira, d’une part, de retracer la position de Carl Stumpf face à la querelle du psychologisme (lectures psychologistes de Kant vs lectures antipsychologistes néokantiennes ... [more ▼]

Mon objectif est double. Il s’agira, d’une part, de retracer la position de Carl Stumpf face à la querelle du psychologisme (lectures psychologistes de Kant vs lectures antipsychologistes néokantiennes) et, d’autre part, d’en tirer quelques implications d’allure très générale concernant la place qu’il convient de réserver aux considérations psychologiques en philosophie. Je suggérerai: (1) que Stumpf adopte une voie médiane entre psychologisme et antipsychologisme, (2) que cette voie médiane est représentative de l'orientation philosophique de Brentano et de son école, (3) qu'elle débouche sur une conception fine des rapports entre philosophie (en particulier théorie de la connaissance) et psychologie: la théorie de la connaissance a besoin de la psychologie, sans être à proprement parler "fondée" sur elle. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental evaluation of a pairwise broadcast synchronization in a low-power cyber-physical system
Ghoshdastider, U; Viga, R; Kraft, Michael ULg

in Proceedings of "Radio Wireless Week : San Diego - Janvier 2015" (2015, January)

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See detailA sensor for stiffness change sensing based on three coupled resonators with enhanced sensitivity
Zhao, C; Wood, GS; Xie, J et al

in Proceedings of "IEEE MEMS Conf. : Portugal - Janvier 2015" (2015, January)

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See detailProtein hydrolysate for preterm infants
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in SENTERRE, Thibault; Rigo, Jacques (Eds.) 86th Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop on “Protein in Neonatal and Infant Nutrition: Recent Updates”. (2015)

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See detailDE3: Yet another high-order integration scheme for linear structural dynamics
Depouhon, Alexandre; Detournay, Emmanuel; Denoël, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. (2015)

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See detailToponymie et anthroponymie dans l'Atlas linguistique de la Wallonie
Baiwir, Esther ULg

in Germain, Jean; Tamine, Michel (Eds.) Mode(s) en onomastique. Onomastique belgoromane (2015)

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See detailPerception des changements de précipitation et migration au Burkina Faso
de Longueville, Florence; Gemenne, François ULg; Ozer, Pierre ULg

in Erpicum, Michel (Ed.) Actes du 28e Colloque International de l’Association Internationale de Climatologie (2015)

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See detailThalamic volume as a biomarker for Disorders Of Consciousness. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging
Rubeaux, M; Mahalingam, J; Gomez, F et al

in Proceedings of SPIE (2015)

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See detailLe contrat de vente immobilière. Développements récents
Kohl, Benoît ULg; Grisard, Delphine ULg; Onclin, François ULg et al

in Kohl, Benoît (Ed.) La vente immobilière (2015)

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See detailCorrespondance inédite avec Jean-Jacques
Fierens, Jacques ULg

in Niang, F; Bernard, F (Eds.) Promotion et défense des droits de l’enfant : enjeux théoriques, pratiques et philosophiques (2015)

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See detailLes contrats immobiliers. La promotion immobilière et la loi Breyne
Kohl, Benoît ULg

in Leleu, Yves-Henri (Ed.) Chroniques Notariales (2015)

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See detailParenté et conditions du mariage. La Cour constitutionnelle est-elle névrosée ?
Fierens, Jacques ULg

in Cour constitutionnelle et droit familial (2015)

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See detailKonceptualizacija prava na državljanstvo u jurisprudenciji Europskog suda za ljudska prava
Mazur Kumric, Nives ULg

in The Legal System and Protection Against Discrimination, Collection of Papers, Second Volume, Kosovska Mitrovica, 2015 (2015)

The notion of citizenship rests on the cleavage between national and international law as a matter predominantly shaped by state's internal acts, in accordance with limits determined by the state's ... [more ▼]

The notion of citizenship rests on the cleavage between national and international law as a matter predominantly shaped by state's internal acts, in accordance with limits determined by the state's interrelations with other states and rules of international law. The respective dichotomy generates further branching of the notional structure, making it multilayered, multidimensional and fluid. The simplified definition of citizenship conceptualises it as a real and effective link between the state and an individual, however, in social reality the notion transcends the respective formal perception and interferes with conceptions of identity, belonging and sentiments. With the aim of positioning citizenship within the domain of contemporary international human rights protection, this paper focuses on the analysis of jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights which has in several of its recent judgments provided for an original interpretation of the right to citizenship, subsuming it under the ambit of Article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on the right to private and family life. Although Conventional norms do not grant the right to citizenship expressis verbis, an insight into three judgments (Genovese v. Malta, Mennesson v. France and Jeunesse v. the Netherlands) demonstrates that the Court's innovative interpretation of Article 8 has proved that flexible notions of private and family life are comparable enough with citizenship to embrace the aspects of a person's social identity which make up the essence of the concept of citizenship. [less ▲]

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See detailExpressions verbales de la présence française en Italie entre xve et xvie siècles
Dumont, Jonathan ULg

in Vissière, Laurent; Hablot, Laurent (Eds.) Cris, Jurons et Chansons. Entendre les « paysages sonores » du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance (2015)

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See detailElectricity storage with liquid fuels in a zone powered by 100% variable renewables
Léonard, Grégoire ULg; François-Lavet, Vincent ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the European Energy Market - EEM15 (2015)

In this work, an electricity zone with 100% renewables is simulated to determine the optimal sizing of generation and storage capacities in such a zone. Using actual wind output data, the model evaluates ... [more ▼]

In this work, an electricity zone with 100% renewables is simulated to determine the optimal sizing of generation and storage capacities in such a zone. Using actual wind output data, the model evaluates the economic viability of a power-to-fuel storage technology that combines water electrolysis, CO2 capture and methanol synthesis. The main advantage of using methanol as an energy carrier is that liquid fuels are suitable for (long-term) energy storage thanks to their high energy density. The levelized electricity cost projection by 2050 equals 83.4 €/MWh in the base case configuration. The effects of storage round-trip efficiency and the storage unit lifetime are quantified and their impacts on the electricity cost discussed. Additional benefits of using methanol as a fuel substitute may be taken into account in further work. [less ▲]

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See detailL’intérêt supérieur de l’enfant et les mutilations génitales féminines
Fierens, Jacques ULg

in Prévenir et réprimer une forme de maltraitance issue de la tradition : le cas des mutilations génitales féminines (2015)

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See detailLa cure aux eaux de Balaruc selon Nicolas Dortoman : Traits communs au thermalisme renaissant et particularités d'après le De causis et effectibus
Xhayet, Geneviève ULg

in Meyers, Jean, Pérez-Jean, Brigitte (Ed.) Nicolas Dortoman et Balaruc : La médecine thermale à la Renaissance (2015)

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See detailStress-based topology optimization with fatigue failure constraints
Collet, Maxime ULg; Bruggi, Matteo; Bauduin, Simon ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (2015)

This paper shows how the design of a structure can evolve when considering a stressbased topology optimization along with fatigue failure constraints. More precisely, fatigue failure is added in a stress ... [more ▼]

This paper shows how the design of a structure can evolve when considering a stressbased topology optimization along with fatigue failure constraints. More precisely, fatigue failure is added in a stress-based topology optimization Matlab code by following the approach of the design of machine elements, i.e. based on S-N curves or fatigue criteria. The fatigue is introduced through weel-known criteria for high-cycle fatigue such as the Sines and Crossland criteria. The paper presents how these criteria can be formulated for a topology optimization problem. Numerical results for both criteria are successively compared and discussed. The character of fatigue failure in the optimization procedure is illustrated as well as some issues that have to be improved in future work. [less ▲]

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See detailStrength analysis of CFRP composite material considering multiple fracture modes
Naito, Tadashi; Urushiyama, Yuta; Bruyneel, Michaël ULg

in SAE World Congress 2015 (2015)

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See detailParametric Modeling: An Advanced Design Process for Architectural Education
Gallas, Mohamed Anis ULg; Jacquot, Kevin; Jancart, Sylvie ULg et al

in ECAADe 33 (2015)

The first part of this paper is giving an overview, experimentation results and feedbacks of a six years experience of parametric design education in schools of architecture from France and Belgium. The ... [more ▼]

The first part of this paper is giving an overview, experimentation results and feedbacks of a six years experience of parametric design education in schools of architecture from France and Belgium. The second part addresses a structure of an advanced educational process of parametric modeling able to support architectural design praxis [less ▲]

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See detailHazard and Risk Related to Earthquake-Triggered Landslides
Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Fan, X.; Torgoev, A.

in Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2: Landslide Processes (2015)

Abstract This paper first analyses how important earthquake-induced landslide hazards are compared to other geohazards at world-wide scale. Further, we will outline where these hazards may have the ... [more ▼]

Abstract This paper first analyses how important earthquake-induced landslide hazards are compared to other geohazards at world-wide scale. Further, we will outline where these hazards may have the strongest impacts—at regional and local scale. In this regard, we consider the short-and long-term effects of geological, tectonic, climatic and morphological conditions. Hazard and risk related to these processes will also be analysed on the basis of a series of case histories: eg, the 1920 Haiyuan earthquake-landslide disaster in China. A ... [less ▲]

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See detailA quantitative approach to the concept of concrete repair compatibility
Bissonnette, Benoît; Modjabi-Sangnier, François; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Dehn, Frank; Beushausen, Hans (Eds.) Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting IV (2015)

The work reported in this paper is part of a wider research program intended to provide the repair industry with improved fundamental knowledge to implement rational design methods and rules for repairs ... [more ▼]

The work reported in this paper is part of a wider research program intended to provide the repair industry with improved fundamental knowledge to implement rational design methods and rules for repairs. In that regard, there is a strong need to study the fundamental relationships and parameters that underlie the repair compatibility concepts, in particular those relating to dimensional compatibility. In the first part of the paper, classical formulas derived for thick cylindrical specimens were used to analyze the tensile stress buildup in annular restrained shrinkage test specimens, taking into account the restraining conditions the investigated ring test method and the individual concrete properties/phenomena determined experimentally (elastic modulus, creep coefficient, drying shrinkage deformation). By comparing the ring test results with the calculated tensile stresses, the validity and accuracy of the theoretical approach could be appraised. A quantitative approach for the evaluation of the performance of concrete repair in terms of dimensional compatibility was then developed. Derived from the basic strain balance approach (ratio between the total deformability in tension and the drying shrinkage deformation), a parameter referred to as dimensional compatibility index (CI) was introduced in order to analyze the evolution of dimensional compatibility as a function of time for a given concrete mixture, taking into account the actual degree of restraint in the element. Compatibility index evolution curves were calculated for various repair concrete mixtures in order to highlight material behavior relating to composition parameters and temperature. As it requires the evaluation of a limited number of individual properties that are for most readily available (i.e. strength, elastic modulus, shrinkage), the compatibility index expressed in terms of deformation carries a lot of potential as a relatively simple and convenient analytical tool for assessing the cracking sensitivity of concrete repair materials. Overall, it can be stated that a good correlation was found between the ring test results and the tensile stress values calculated based on individual concrete properties / phenomena and that the proposed calculation method lays ground for evaluating quantitatively the dimensional compatibility of repair materials and defining suitable performance criteria. [less ▲]

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See detailDéveloppement récent de la culture de l'épeautre en Belgique
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Watillon, Bernard; Bodson, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc "Céréales", édition février 2015 (2015)

L'épeautre est une culture ancienne, pratiquée depuis des siècles, et qui a été progressivement remplacée, comme le seigle, par le froment. Il s'est cependant maintenu modestement dans quelques régions ... [more ▼]

L'épeautre est une culture ancienne, pratiquée depuis des siècles, et qui a été progressivement remplacée, comme le seigle, par le froment. Il s'est cependant maintenu modestement dans quelques régions aux sols plus pauvres et au climat plus rigoureux que ceux qui conviennent le mieux au froment. Les aspects "santé" prenant de plus en plus d'importance dans les pays riches, la bonne réputation de l'épeautre en ce domaine a permis un récent regain d'intérêt pour cette culture, dont les prix se sont envolés au cours de l'année 2014. Cette évolution est-elle durable ou ne sera-t-elle qu'un feu de paille ? [less ▲]

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See detailInventer. Le jeune Descartes et les voies de l’inventio en 1619-1620
Dubouclez, Olivier ULg

in Agostini, Sigried; Leblanc, Hélène (Eds.) Le fondement de la science. Les dix premières années de la philosophie cartésienne (1609-1628) (2015)

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See detailExplicit Multi Model Predictive Control of a Waste Heat Rankine Based System for Heavy Duty Trucks
Grelet, Vincent; Dufour, Pascal; Nadri, Madiha et al

in Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (2015)

This paper presents an explicit multi-model predictive controller (MMPC) for a waste heat recovery system (WHRS) mounted on a heavy duty truck engine. WHRS based on the Rankine cycle principle attracts a ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an explicit multi-model predictive controller (MMPC) for a waste heat recovery system (WHRS) mounted on a heavy duty truck engine. WHRS based on the Rankine cycle principle attracts a lot of interest in the heavy duty industry, over the past few years, to decrease the fuel consumption and reach the future pollutant emissions standards. Control issues have still to be faced before the integration of such a system into a vehicle. Model predictive controllers suits really well for our control purpose due to their ability to handle online optimal control problem. This paper focuses on the development of an explicit control law based on MMPC with aim to control the fluid temperature at the inlet of the expansion machine in order to increase the system performance and the reliability. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental performance of a piston expander in a smallscale organic Rankine cycle
Oudkerk, Jean-François ULg; Dickes, Rémi ULg; Dumont, Olivier ULg et al

in IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 90 (2015) (2015)

Volumetric expanders are suitable for more and more applications in the field of micro- and small-scale power system as waster heat recovery or solar energy. This paper present an experimental study ... [more ▼]

Volumetric expanders are suitable for more and more applications in the field of micro- and small-scale power system as waster heat recovery or solar energy. This paper present an experimental study carried out on a swatch-plate piston expander. The expander was integrated into an ORC test-bench using R245fa. The performances are evaluated in term of isentropic efficiency and filling factor. The maximum efficiency and power reached are respectively 53% and 2 kW. Inside cylinder pressure measurements allow to compute mechanical efficiency and drown P-V diagram. A semi-empirical simulation model is then proposed, calibrated and used to analyse the different sources of losses. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de l’efficacité d’une approche didactique en formation d’enseignants du secondaire supérieur : la compétence schématiser en sciences biologiques
Poffé, Corentin ULg; Laschet, Mélanie ULg; Hindryckx, Marie-Noëlle ULg

in Detroz, Pascal; Borsu, Olivier (Eds.) L'évaluation à la lumière des contextes et des disciplines (2015)

Présentation d'un dispositif d'évaluation de l'efficacité d'une intervention didactique en formation d'enseignants en sciences biologiques portant sur les supports d'enseignement, et plus particulièrement ... [more ▼]

Présentation d'un dispositif d'évaluation de l'efficacité d'une intervention didactique en formation d'enseignants en sciences biologiques portant sur les supports d'enseignement, et plus particulièrement, la compétence schématiser. Une analyse des besoins, une construction d'un module de formation et son administration puis l'évaluation du dispositif construit, tant au niveau des futurs enseignants qu'au niveau des formateurs. [less ▲]

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See detailMigrants in industrial zones - Push and pull factors. A case study in industrial zones in Bac Ninh province, Vietnam
Ngo Trung, Thanh; Lebailly, Philippe ULg; Nguyen Thi, Dien

in Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement Supérieur (ARES) (Ed.) ARES "Gender, migration and rural development" (2015)

Since migration was mentioned as a pattern of development, the debates have never ended. In Vietnam, the industrial zone has been developed rapidly for more than 20 years. However, the rate of migrant ... [more ▼]

Since migration was mentioned as a pattern of development, the debates have never ended. In Vietnam, the industrial zone has been developed rapidly for more than 20 years. However, the rate of migrant labor is high. Based on push and pull theory of migration the study is to find the reasons that push or pull rural labors to migrate to industrial zones. By surveying 190 migrants in industrial zone, the study found that the employment in the zones is not stable in the long run. Migration not always driven by poor economic condition of the houhsehold in the areas of origin, it is the way of life of young rural labor and the migrants in the zones seem to be pulled rather than pushed. [less ▲]

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See detailThe extreme ultraviolet imager of solar orbiter: optical design and alignment scheme
Halain, Jean-Philippe ULg; Mazzoli, Alexandra ULg; Meining, S. et al

in SPIE Optical Engineering+ Applications (2015)

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See detailHeterogeneity of multitasking abilities in schizophrenia.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Laroi, Frank ULg

in Van Overwalle, Frank; Uzieblo, Kasia; Rossi, Gina (Eds.) et al Abstract book of the Annual meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (2015)

Difficulties in everyday life activities are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, and in particular for those activities requiring multitasking capacities. Multitasking refers to ... [more ▼]

Difficulties in everyday life activities are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia, and in particular for those activities requiring multitasking capacities. Multitasking refers to activities (e.g. preparing a meal) where the person has to: (a) carry out and alternate between different tasks that vary in terms of priority, difficulty and duration; (b) define the tasks’ targets; (c) and face unexpected problems during the realization of these tasks. Moreover, schizophrenia is characterized by a great heterogeneity in regard to their everyday life difficulties and cognitive functioning. At present, patients’ multitasking capacities have not been adequately examined in the literature due to an absence of suitable assessment strategies. We thus recently developed a computerized real-life activity task designed to take into account the complex and multitasking nature of certain everyday life activities where participants are required to prepare a room for a meeting (i.e. the Computerized Meeting Preparation Task, CMPT). The aim of this study was to examine the multitasking abilities in persons diagnosed with schizophrenia and in particular the existence of subgroups of patients in regard to their performances on cognitive measures and on the CMPT. Sixty-two patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and 39 paired healthy controls completed the CMPT and a cognitive battery. The results reveal that the CMPT possesses good sensitivity and suggest three underlying constructs of multitasking (Memory, Planning and Intent), which were found to be underpinned by several cognitive functions and multitasking aspects. Moreover, cluster analyses revealed subgroups of patients differing in terms of their cognitive and CMPT performances. Taken together, these results show the need for a cognitive model of multitasking abilities in persons diagnosed with schiozphrenia. Taken together, this cognitive model and the CMPT, could be a good basis for cognitive interventions of multitasking abilities in schizophrenia. Finally, the results underline the heterogeneity of schizophrenia. [less ▲]

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See detailRamses. An Annotated Corpus of Late Egyptian
Winand, Jean ULg; Polis, Stéphane ULg; Rosmorduc, Serge

in Lazaridis, N.; Kousoulis, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Egyptologists. University of the aegean, rhodes 22-29 May 2008 (2015)

First official presentation of the "Ramses Project", an richly annotated corpus of Late Egyptian [Paper submitted in 2008/2009]

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See detailLandslide Susceptibility Mapping with Data Mining Methods—a Case Study from Maily-Say, Kyrgyzstan
Braun, A.; Fernandez-Steeger, T.; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg et al

in Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2: Landslide Processes (2015)

Abstract: Multiple factors, such as geology, high mountain topography, seismic activity, climatic conditions and mining activities cause significant landslide hazard in the region around Maily-Say ... [more ▼]

Abstract: Multiple factors, such as geology, high mountain topography, seismic activity, climatic conditions and mining activities cause significant landslide hazard in the region around Maily-Say, Kyrgyzstan. To assess the landslide susceptibility a database containing landslide information and geological, morphological and hydrological parameters associated with landslide occurrence was established and analyzed with different data mining algorithms. The most promising results were achieved with an Artificial Neural ... [less ▲]

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See detailTechnology Assessment in East Asia: Experiences and New Approaches
Moniz, Antonio; Yoshizawa, Go; Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg

in Scherz, Constanze (Ed.) Proceedings from the PACITA 2015 Conference - The Next Horizon of Technology Assessment (2015)

Technology assessment (TA) and TA-like activities in countries like Japan have a unique history and continue to play a role in contemporary science, technology, and innovation (STI) processes. The aim of ... [more ▼]

Technology assessment (TA) and TA-like activities in countries like Japan have a unique history and continue to play a role in contemporary science, technology, and innovation (STI) processes. The aim of the discussion of TA’s experience in East Asia is how STI governance is locally enacted in Asian knowledge-driven economies, as TA activities develop in conjunction with STI policies and programs. To render these processes, policies, and programs visible and to understand their implications for STI governance, a panel at the Berlin conference on TA discussed contributions that described and conceptualized, for example, how TA activities have emerged in Asian knowledge-based economies (KBE), in which particular forms (e.g., academic and parliamentary TA programs), to which technologies and/or actors they are linked, and which methods are used and why. The panel also sought to compare and contrast how TA is (or is not) institutionalized in Asian countries and regions, and to point to prospects for expansion of TA capacity. In doing so, the panellists placed the development of TA in a historical, sociological, and comparative perspective, and opened space for critical reflection on the potential, problems, and limitations associated with initiating TA in Asia and with KBEs overall. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact on laminated composite plates: comparison of test and simulation results obtained with LMS Samtech SAMCEF
Bruyneel, Michaël ULg; Maurice, Verenne; Carrella, Delphine et al

in V ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites (2015)

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See detailTracking a table tennis ball for umpiring purposes
Myint, H.; Wong, P.; Dooley, L. et al

in Machine Vision Applications (MVA), 2015 14th IAPR International Conference on,  (2015)

This study investigates tracking a table-tennis ball rapidly from video captured using low-cost equipment for umpiring purposes. A number of highly efficient algorithms have been developed for this ... [more ▼]

This study investigates tracking a table-tennis ball rapidly from video captured using low-cost equipment for umpiring purposes. A number of highly efficient algorithms have been developed for this purpose. The proposed system was tested using sequences capture from real match scenes. The preliminary results of experiments show that accurate and rapid tracking can be achieved even under challenging conditions, including occlusion and colour merging. This work can contribute to the development of an automatic umpiring system and also has the potential to provide amateur users with open access to a detection tool for fast-moving, small, round objects. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude anatomoradiologique d’un crâne déformé d’Ancón (Pérou)
Ricciardetto, Antonio ULg; Boman, Françoise; Duchat, Florent et al

in Charlier, Philippe (Ed.) Actes du Ve Colloque international de Pathographie (2015)

Matériels et méthodes : l’étude porte sur un crâne déformé provenant d’Ancón au Pérou, inventorié au Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) de Paris en 1889. L’étude est géographique, historique ... [more ▼]

Matériels et méthodes : l’étude porte sur un crâne déformé provenant d’Ancón au Pérou, inventorié au Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) de Paris en 1889. L’étude est géographique, historique, macroscopique et tomodensitométrique. Résultats : situé sur la côte à 40 km au nord de Lima, la capitale du Pérou, le site d’Ancón est un site archéologique de la période lithique, et un lieu de sépulture depuis l’époque Chavín (1250 à 250 av. J.-Chr.). Dès l’époque Chavín, les peuples du Pérou ancien construisaient des centres cérémoniels dirigés par une élite théocratique, et déformaient le crâne des enfants dès les premiers jours de la vie, à l’aide de moyens de pression variés. La déformation du crâne d’Ancón est une déformation antéro-postérieure oblique, brachycéphale, bilobée et asymétrique, sans trépanation ni déformation dentaire associée. C’est une variante bilobée du type Huaura de déformation crânienne, qui est associé aux régions de Chancay-Ancón et Lima. L’étude tomodensitométrique des variations d’épaisseur de la voûte, avec amincissement en regard des zones de pression, a montré que la déformation était intentionnelle, et caractérisée par une pression fronto-pariéto-temporale bilatérale surtout antérieure et dégressive d’avant en arrière, associée à une pression frontale, occipitale, et sagittale médiane. En l’absence de contexte et de datation, l’ancienneté du crâne étudié ne peut pas être précisée au long d’une période de presque trois millénaires, jusqu’à la domination Inca et l’arrivée des Espagnols (1532). Le crâne pourrait appartenir à l’une ou l’autre des cultures successives du site d’Ancón : Chavín, Baňos de Boza o Miramar, Lima, Wari, et Chancay (1200 à 1470), dont les céramiques représentent la déformation bilobée. Le crâne est probablement celui d’une femme âgée de plus de 45 ans à son décès, de statut social élevé, faisant partie de l’élite magico-religieuse, politique et économique dirigeante. L’étude de l’endocrâne a permis d’observer la déformation des veines superficielles et des lobes du cerveau. Il existe des signes de parodonpathie chronique à un stade avancé. Un abcès d’origine dentaire pourrait avoir été la cause du décès. Conclusions et perspectives : en ce qui concerne la pratique des déformations crâniennes, la région d’Ancón-Chancay et de Lima paraît être remarquable à trois égards : par le grand nombre de crânes déformés, par le grand nombre de crânes bilobés, et par la proportion importante de femmes, dont on peut supposer qu’elles étaient nées de familles nobles, et destinées dès l’enfance à faire partie de l’élite théocratique. La reconstitution 3D de l’épaisseur de la voûte crânienne a permis pour la première fois à notre connaissance de caractériser ce type de déformation, et pourrait permettre de reconstituer l’appareil déformateur. Seule la reprise des exhumations programmées sur le site d’Ancón, dans le cadre d’un projet prospectif pluridisciplinaire, pourrait permettre de mieux préciser la proportion d’individus à crâne déformé, la proportion des crânes bilobés, et le sex ratio, dans chaque contexte historique et socio-culturel de ce type de déformation crânienne intentionnelle ; et, peut-être, de retrouver in situ l’appareil déformateur correspondant. [less ▲]

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See detailThe mata'a and the "collapse hypothesis"
Flas, Damien ULg

in De Dapper, Morgan; Cauwe, Nicolas; Huyghe, Dirk (Eds.) Easter Island. Collapse or Transformation ? A State of the Art. Proceedings of the International Conference of Bruxelles (November 9th-10th 2012) (2015)

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See detailRobust rendez-vous planning using the scenario approach and differential flatness
Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences (2015)

There is a growing interest in uncertainty handling in the spacecraft dynamics community. In particular, robust optimization of spacecraft maneuvers is regarded as an important challenge. This paper ... [more ▼]

There is a growing interest in uncertainty handling in the spacecraft dynamics community. In particular, robust optimization of spacecraft maneuvers is regarded as an important challenge. This paper proposes an optimal control approach for orbital rendez-vous planning under stochastic dynamics and constraints. The method combines differential flatness theory with the scenario approach for optimization under uncertainties. By mapping state and control variables into a set of flat outputs, the enforcement of dynamics equations and boundary conditions is automatically satisfied. The rigorous foundations of the scenario approach lead to a finite-dimensional formulation of the problem which guarantees the feasibility of the solution within an arbitrary portion of the stochastic domain. The methodology is illustrated by means of two case studies involving a rendez-vous in elliptic orbit and a propellantless maneuver using differential drag, respectively. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential use of milk based biomarkers to assess and to select for heat tolerance in dairy cattle
Hammami, Hedi ULg; Vandenplas, Jérémie; Vanrobays, Marie-Laure ULg et al

in Proceedings of the second DairyCare Conference 2015 (2015)

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See detailHydro-mechanical behavior of Boom clay host-rock in interaction with a deep excavated gallerys' lining
Salehnia, Fatemeh ULg; Li, Xiangling; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Alert workshop 2015-Booklet of abstracts (poster session) (2015)

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See detailExperimental Validation of Structural Damping Models for Tape Springs
Dewalque, Florence ULg; Bruls, Olivier ULg

in Proceedings of the 6th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences (EUCASS) (2015)

The objective of this paper is to study the effect of structural dissipation on the dynamic response of tape springs using experimentally-validated finite element models. In order to reach this goal, an ... [more ▼]

The objective of this paper is to study the effect of structural dissipation on the dynamic response of tape springs using experimentally-validated finite element models. In order to reach this goal, an experimental set-up is built. It consists of two tape springs connected to a fixation support and a dummy panel. The data are collected through a force plate and a 3D motion analysis system. The post-treatment of the experimental results and a comparison with a finite element model show that the Kelvin-Voigt model gives a fair approximation of the structural damping for small oscillations, however, more advanced model should be considered in future works for a better understanding in case of large displacements. [less ▲]

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See detailLa ‘Commendatio animæ’ dans les littératures romanes des origines
Valenti, Gianluca ULg

in Draelants, Isabelle; Balouzat-Loubet, Christelle (Eds.) La formule au Moyen Âge, II / Formulas in Medieval Culture, II. Actes du colloque international / Proceedings of the International Conference (2015)

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See detailAntoninos de Cos, les lophoura et les soins vétérinaires
Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Doyen-Higuet, Anne-Marie; Van den Abeele, Baudouin (Eds.) Chevaux, chiens, faucons. L’art vétérinaire antique et médiéval à travers les sources écrites, archéologiques et iconographiques (Louvain-La-Neuve, 24-26 mars 2011) (2015)

Poursuivant les recherches ébauchées à propos d'Antoninos de Cos, dont le nom apparaît, à propos de soins vétérinaires, dans un papyrus grec daté du début du IIIe siècle de notre ère réédité récemment par ... [more ▼]

Poursuivant les recherches ébauchées à propos d'Antoninos de Cos, dont le nom apparaît, à propos de soins vétérinaires, dans un papyrus grec daté du début du IIIe siècle de notre ère réédité récemment par nos soins (Matière médicale ou doxographie ? Révision de PSI inv. 3011 [MP3 2388], dans V. Boudon-Millot – A. Garzya – J. Jouanna & A. Roselli (éd.), Histoire de la tradition et édition des médecins grecs. Actes du VIe Colloque international, Paris, 12-14 avril 2008, Napoli, 2010, pp. 43-59 [Collectanea, 27]), on s'attache à rassembler les fragments qui pourraient être attribués à cet auteur, qu'ils relèvent de la médecine humaine ou vétérinaire, à retracer tant leur contexte chronologique que les étapes de leur transmission, à analyser leur contenu et à définir enfin leur apport à la connaissance de l'art vétérinaire antique et de son expression écrite. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards an Archaeological Information System: Improving the Core Data Model
Van Ruymbeke, Muriel ULg; Carré, Cyril ULg; Delfosse, Vincent ULg et al

in Giligny, F.; Djindjian, F.; Costa, L. (Eds.) et al CAA 2014 21st century Archaeology : Concepts methods and tools : Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (2015)

The use of Geographic Information Systems within the field of archaeology has been demonstrated through numerous scientific studies in the past. However, such systems do not usually encompass all the ... [more ▼]

The use of Geographic Information Systems within the field of archaeology has been demonstrated through numerous scientific studies in the past. However, such systems do not usually encompass all the characteristics of the archaeological data. Since 2009, the Geomatics Unit of the University of Liège works on the development of a robust, flexible and dynamic Archaeological Information System. The interdisciplinary research group focuses on the development of a conceptual data model based on the general characteristics of archaeological data namely its spatio-temporal, heterogeneous, multimodal and imperfect character. The following paper exposes latest output and especially the integration of archaeological data ambiguity [less ▲]

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See detailInvolvement of the Distinctiveness Heuristic in Children's Decision Making
Geurten, Marie ULg; Willems, Sylvie ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in International Convention of Psychological Science: ICPS, Amsterdam 2015 (2015)

Over the past decades, researchers studying adult metacognition have placed a heavy emphasis on how expectations and naïve theories about memory functioning can improve memory accuracy through the ... [more ▼]

Over the past decades, researchers studying adult metacognition have placed a heavy emphasis on how expectations and naïve theories about memory functioning can improve memory accuracy through the implementation of some metacognitive rules. By contrasts, however, research on metacognition in children has only recently started to pay attention to the influence of these heuristic-based judgments on decision making. Generally, the results of these studies indicate that memory decisions are already based on some heuristics by the ages of 7-8 years. Thus far, the question of whether younger children can do the same has widely gone unexamined. The present experiment investigates whether young children are able to reduce their false recognitions rate after distinctive encoding through the implementation of a strategic metacognitive rule. Specifically, we examine the use of a retrieval strategy called the distinctiveness heuristic whereby people infer that an event has not occurred when they cannot remember expected memorial information about it. Seventy-two children, aged 4, 6, and 9 years, studied two lists of unrelated items. One of these lists was visually displayed (picture/dictinctive condition) while the other was presented auditorily (word/no-distinctive condition). After each study phase, participants completed recognition tests. Finally, they answered questions about their explicit knowledge of the distinctive-encoding effect. The results revealed that even the youngest children in our sample showed a smaller proportion of intrusions in the picture condition than in the word condition. Furthermore, the findings of the signal detection analyses are consistent with the hypothesis that the lower rate of false recognitions after picture encoding results from the implementation of a conservative response criterion based on the participants’ metacognitive expectations (distinctiveness heuristic). Moreover, the absence of correlation between children’s explicit knowledge of the distinctiveness rule and their effective use of this metacognitive heuristic seems to indicate that its involvement in memory decisions could be mediated by implicit mechanisms. [less ▲]

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See detailCastelvecchio Calvisio: et pourquoi pas un scénario ruskinien?
Houbart, Claudine ULg; Dawans, Stéphane ULg

in Crisan, Rodica; Fiorani, Donatella; Kealy, Loughlin (Eds.) et al Restoration/Reconstruction. Small Historic Centres. Conservation in the Midst of Change, EAAE IV meeting and workshop (Roma - Castelvecchio Calvisio, October 28-31, 2013) (2015)

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See detailInstruments for collective design in a professional context : Digital format or new processes
Ben Rajeb, Samia ULg; Leclercq, Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of the eighth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, ACHI 2015 (2015)

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See detailImpact of the new Common Agricultural Policy (2015-2020) on the value of direct payments and on farmers' income in Wallonia (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Kyriazopoulos, G.; Petropoulos, D. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) : The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises : Book of abstracts (2015)

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See detailPrécipitations ‘extrêmes’ et inondations à Ouagadougou ; quand le développement urbain est mal maîtrisé...
Hangnon, Hugues; de Longueville, Florence; Ozer, Pierre ULg

in Erpicum, Michel (Ed.) Actes du 28e Colloque International de l’Association Internationale de Climatologie (2015)

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See detailLa signature dans les lettres du duc de Bourgogne Philippe le Bon
Dumont, Jonathan ULg; Marchandisse, Alain ULg

in Dumézil, Bruno; Vissière, Laurent (Eds.) Epistolaire politique II : « Authentiques et autographes (IVe–XVIe siècles) » (2015)

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See detailLIGHTWEIGHT CEMENTITIOUS MORTAR MADE WITH FOAMED PLASTIC WASTE AGGREGATES
Coppola, Bartolomeo ULg; Di Maio, Luciano; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Durability and Sustainability of Concrete Structures – Workshop Proceedings, Bologna 1-3 October 2015 (2015)

In recent years the increasing interest for eco-sustainable building materials and the rising issue of plastic waste disposal are leading to the engineering of new composite construction materials ... [more ▼]

In recent years the increasing interest for eco-sustainable building materials and the rising issue of plastic waste disposal are leading to the engineering of new composite construction materials incorporating post consumer recycled plastics, able at the same time to meet new standard requirements, in terms of energy efficiency, and to reduce the consumption of natural resources. In the context of these issues, we have performed investigations on the effects of the addition of foamed artificial aggregates deriving from recycled plastic materials to a cementitious mortar. For this purpose, several mortar samples containing natural sand and different amounts (10, 25 and 50 % by volume) of foamed recycled plastic wastes were produced. The foaming of the recycled plastic waste was performed in laboratory by a foam extrusion process using a blowing agent (2 wt.%). An artificial aggregates particle size distribution similar to standard sand was used. Rheological and physical properties of lightweight mortar were studied. The improved surface roughness of foamed plastic aggregates ensures a more continuous interface and the presence of surface pores provides interlocking effect with cement paste. Replacement of natural sand by artificial aggregates produces a lightweight mortar but reduces mechanical properties. [less ▲]

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See detailArrojadite-(BaNa), BaNa3(Na,Ca)Fe2+13Al(PO4)11(PO3OH)(OH)2, a new phosphate mineral from the Luna Albite pegmatite, Dorio commune, Lecco province, Italy.
Vignola, P; Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Baijot, Maxime ULg et al

in 7th International Symposium on Granitic Pegmatites- PEG 2015, Abstract book (2015)

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See detailPredictive simulations of damage propagation in laminated composite materials and structures with SAMCEF
Bruyneel, Michaël ULg; Naito, Tadashi; Urushiyama, Yuta et al

in SAE World Congress 2015 (2015)

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See detailAnalytic solution for the relative motion of satellites in near-circular low-Earth orbits
Martinusi, Vladimir ULg; Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space FLight Mechanics Meeting (2015)

The paper presents the solution to the problem of the relative motion between two satellites orbiting Earth under the influence of the oblateness and atmospheric drag perturbations. Starting from the ... [more ▼]

The paper presents the solution to the problem of the relative motion between two satellites orbiting Earth under the influence of the oblateness and atmospheric drag perturbations. Starting from the analytic solution to the problem of the absolute motion, the closed-form equations of motion are obtained. No simplifying assumptions are made on the relative dynamics. [less ▲]

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See detailPositive operations on convective drying of sewage sludge: comparison of back mixing and sawdust addition
Li, Jie; Fraikin, Laurent ULg; Salmon, Thierry ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 5th European Drying Conference (EuroDrying'2015) (2015)

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See detailChronophage, le design empathique?
Elsen, Catherine ULg

in Findeli, Alain; Borja de Mozota, Brigitte; Froehlicher, Thomas (Eds.) et al Actes des 9èmes Ateliers de la Recherche en Design (2015)

Cet article envisage la dimension chronophage de l’approche empathique, une des dimensions fondamentales du design d’expérience. Quels efforts investir dans le raisonnement « centré-utilisateurs », et ... [more ▼]

Cet article envisage la dimension chronophage de l’approche empathique, une des dimensions fondamentales du design d’expérience. Quels efforts investir dans le raisonnement « centré-utilisateurs », et pour quels résultats ? L’examen des données récoltées au fil de quatre protocoles (un empirique et trois expérimentaux) révèle comment une “créativité disciplinée” peut outiller une approche plus agile des besoins-utilisateurs. [less ▲]

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See detailLes nouveaux outils de diagnostic et de pronostic de la myopathie atypique
Habyarimana, Jean ULg; BOEMER, François ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg et al

in Proceeding de la 41ème Journée de la Recherche équine (2015)

In equines, ingestion of hypoglycin A, a toxin produced in the seeds (samaras) of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) tree alters the energetic metabolism of muscle cells and results in atypical myopathy ... [more ▼]

In equines, ingestion of hypoglycin A, a toxin produced in the seeds (samaras) of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) tree alters the energetic metabolism of muscle cells and results in atypical myopathy (AM). This alterations leads to a characteristic biochemical profile of acylcarnitines (AC) that enables to confirm the diagnosis of AM. This study aims at validating a methodology for the dosage of hypoglycin A in vegetal extracts but also in blood. In addition, the biochemical profile in AC has been determined in AM cases (5 survivors and 13 deceased) and in 5 horses suffering from exercise-induced myopathy. The AC profiles of these horses have been compared to the one of healthy horses (n = 35). This study showed that hypoglycin A was present in seeds and spring seedlings of sycamore and also in blood of AM cases horses. In addition, the establishment of AC profile contributes to the diagnostic and helps to assess the prognosis of AM cases. [less ▲]

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See detailDrift of tilted shielded rotary atomisers based on wind tunnel measurements
Ouled Taleb Salah, Sofiene ULg; Massinon, Mathieu ULg; De Cock, Nicolas ULg et al

in Proceedings of International Symposium on Crop Protection Ghent 2015 (2015)

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See detailChemical abundances of fast-rotating OB stars
Cazorla, Constantin ULg; Morel, Thierry ULg; Nazé, Yaël ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union - New windows on massive stars: asteroseismology, interferometry, and spectropolarimetry (2015)

Fast rotation in massive stars is predicted to induce mixing in their interior, but a population of fast-rotating stars with normal nitrogen abundances at their surface has recently been revealed (Hunter ... [more ▼]

Fast rotation in massive stars is predicted to induce mixing in their interior, but a population of fast-rotating stars with normal nitrogen abundances at their surface has recently been revealed (Hunter et al. 2009; Brott et al. 2011, but see Maeder et al. 2014). However, as the binary fraction of these stars is unknown, no definitive statements about the ability of single-star evolutionary models including rotation to reproduce these observations can be made. Our work combines for the first time a detailed surface abundance analysis with a radial-velocity monitoring for a sample of bright, fast-rotating Galactic OB stars to put strong constraints on stellar evolutionary and interior models. [less ▲]

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See detailShear bolted connections for tubular racking structures: Numerical analysis
D'Antimo, Marina ULg; Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Proceeding of XXV Congresso CTA: Salerno 1-3 ottobre 2015 (2015)

The prediction of the shear resistance of connections as presently given in Eurocode 3, Part 1-8, cannot be applied in a straightforward way to the connection for tubular racking structures realized by ... [more ▼]

The prediction of the shear resistance of connections as presently given in Eurocode 3, Part 1-8, cannot be applied in a straightforward way to the connection for tubular racking structures realized by means of long through bolts. In order to verify the possibility to extend the codified approach to such joint configurations, in the present paper a finite element model with three-dimensional solid elements is established investigating the behaviour of the connections under shear load in a wide range of variability of the geometrical parameters. The validation of the numerical model has been performed starting from the results of experimental tests already performed by the authors at the laboratory on Materials and Structures of the University of Liège. Based on the finite element results, the load displacement curves for all the assemblies were successfully predicted evidencing the important role played by the hole’s geometry and reduced diameter of the bolts on the initial stiffness of the connections. The results of a parametric study by means of a calibrated FE model in Abaqus/CAE allowed to verify the possibility to extend the formulations provided by EC3 for predicting the bearing resistance of plates to these kind of connections and to analyse the influence of the main parameters governing the bearing resistance: the distance e1 between the hole and the edge of the tube, the distance e2 between the hole and the lateral edge of the plate composing the tube section and the thickness t of the tube. [less ▲]

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See detailCombining satellite, aerial and ground measurements to assess forest carbon stocks in Democratic Republic of Congo
Beaumont, Benoît; Bouvy, Alban; Stephenne, Nathalie et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17, EGU2015-4765-2, 2015 (2015)

Monitoring tropical forest carbon stocks changes has been a rising topic in the recent years as a result of REDD+ mechanisms negotiations. Such monitoring will be mandatory for each country willing to ... [more ▼]

Monitoring tropical forest carbon stocks changes has been a rising topic in the recent years as a result of REDD+ mechanisms negotiations. Such monitoring will be mandatory for each country willing to benefit from these financial incentives in the future. Aerial and satellite remote sensing technologies offer cost advantages in implementing large scale forest inventories. Despite the recent progress made in the use of airborne LiDAR for C stocks estimation, no widely operational and cost effective method has yet been delivered for central Africa forest monitoring. Within the Maï Ndombe region of DRC, the EO4REDD project develops a method combining satellite, aerial and ground measurements. This combination is done in three steps: [1] mapping and quantifying forest cover changes using an object-based semi-automatic change detection (deforestation and forest degradation) methodology based on very high resolution satellite imagery (RapidEye), [2] developing an allometric linear model for above ground biomass measurements based on dendrometric parameters (tree crown areas and heights) extracted from airborne stereoscopic image pairs and calibrated using ground measurements of individual trees on a data set of 18 one hectare plots and [3] relating these two products to assess carbon stocks changes at a regional scale. Given the high accuracies obtained in [1] (> 80% for deforestation and 77% for forest degradation) and the suitable, but still to be improved with a larger calibrating sample, model (R2 of 0.7) obtained in [2], EO4REDD products can be seen as a valid and replicable option for carbon stocks monitoring in tropical forests. Further improvements are planned to strengthen the cost effectiveness value/REDD+ suitability in the 2nd phase of EO4REDD. This 2nd phase will include [A] specific model developments per forest type; [B] measurements of afforestation, reforestation and natural regeneration processes and [C] study of Sentinel data series potential use. [less ▲]

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See detailA new index to measure the human well-being in Wallonia and its communes (South of Belgium)
Burny, Philippe ULg

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) : The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises : Book of abstracts (2015)

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See detailModeling and control of waste heat recovery Rankine based systems for heavy duty trucks
Grelet, Vincent; Dufour, Pascal; Nadri, Madiha et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (2015)

This paper presents a control oriented model development for waste heat recovery Rankine based control systems in heavy duty trucks. Waste heat recovery systems, such as Rankine cycle, are promising ... [more ▼]

This paper presents a control oriented model development for waste heat recovery Rankine based control systems in heavy duty trucks. Waste heat recovery systems, such as Rankine cycle, are promising solutions to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy duty engines. Due to the highly transient operating conditions, improving the control strategy of those systems is an important step to their integration into a vehicle. The system considered here is recovering heat from both EGR and exhaust in a serial arrangement and use a mixture of water and ethanol as working fluid. The paper focuses on a comparison of a classical PID controller which is the state of the art in the automotive industry and a nonlinear model based controller in a simulation environment. The nonlinear model based controller shows better performance than the PID one and ensures safe operation of the system. [less ▲]

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See detailMechanical behaviour of tape springs used in the deployment of reflectors around a solar panel
Dewalque, Florence ULg; Collette, Jean-Paul; Bruls, Olivier ULg

in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design (M2D) (2015)

In order to increase the production of power on small satellites, large solar panels are commonly deployed and, in some cases, reflectors are added to improve the concentration factor on solar cells. In ... [more ▼]

In order to increase the production of power on small satellites, large solar panels are commonly deployed and, in some cases, reflectors are added to improve the concentration factor on solar cells. In this work, reflectors are deployed by the means of compliant mechanisms known as tape springs. Their attractive characteristics are, among others, their passive behaviour, their self-locking capacity, their elastic deformations and their robustness. It is shown here through parametric studies that the behaviour of a tape spring is mainly governed by its geometry. Thus, for each specific application, its dimensions must be determined in order to minimise two critical features: the maximum stresses affecting the structure and the maximum amplitudes of motion during deployment. In this paper, an optimisation procedure is proposed to meet these requirements. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessing resilience of dairy cattle by studying impact of heat stress on predicted feed intake
Vanrobays, Marie-Laure ULg; Hammami, Hedi ULg; Laine, Aurélie ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Third DairyCare Conference 2015 (2015)

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See detailA FE² model for Hydro-mechanical coupling
van den Eijnden, Abraham Pieter ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg; Bésuelle, Pierre et al

in Chau, Kam-Tim; Zhao, Jidong (Eds.) Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials in the New Millenium (2015)

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See detailA repair quality control with elastic waves based methods vs. substrate quality
Garbacz, Andrzej; Piotrowski, Tomasz; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Dehn; Beushausen, Hans (Eds.) Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting IV (2015)

An adhesion in repair system is one of the most important factors that affect the repair efficiency. The elaboration of reliable nondestructive method for an adhesion mapping is one of the most important ... [more ▼]

An adhesion in repair system is one of the most important factors that affect the repair efficiency. The elaboration of reliable nondestructive method for an adhesion mapping is one of the most important tasks. A majority of NDT methods mentioned in EN 1504-10 and ACI Concrete Repair Manual for assessment of concrete structures are based on propagation of stress waves. However, these investigations are rarely focused on evaluation of bond strength. Repair system is difficult to test with NDT methods because of many factors influencing stress wave propagation. In this paper the effect of a quality of concrete substrate on propagation of stress waves in repair system and their influence on possibility of estimation of the bond strength is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailÉvolution du rôle des femmes dans les entreprises d’artisanat traditionnel à la périphérie de Hanoi (Vietnam)
Nguyen, Thi Thu Hien ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement Supérieur (ARES) (Ed.) "Gender, migration and rural development" (2015)

La femme vietnamienne a depuis très longtemps assuré un rôle très important dans le développement socio-économique et culturel du Vietnam. Toutefois, en raison d’une forme de paternalisme lié à des ... [more ▼]

La femme vietnamienne a depuis très longtemps assuré un rôle très important dans le développement socio-économique et culturel du Vietnam. Toutefois, en raison d’une forme de paternalisme lié à des aspects sociaux et culturels, les femmes n’ont pas été autorisées à jouer un rôle prépondérant dans les métiers traditionnels des entreprises rurales développées au Vietnam. Aujourd’hui, avec le changement des conditions économiques et sociales, on assiste à une participation accrue des femmes dans les activités autrefois réservées aux hommes comme la production directe, le commerce et même la gestion de l’entreprise. Au travers d’une recherche empirique dans les petites entreprises d’artisanat d’art des communes où se trouvent des villages traditionnels célèbres du Vietnam, on peut observer le changement dans le rôle exercé par les femmes. Cela doit néanmoins encore être accompagné par des politiques convenables capables de réduire l’inégalité du genre dans les activités de métier traditionnel et contribuer ainsi à un développement rural équilibré. [less ▲]

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See detailLes portails romans de la cathédrale de Tournai. Contextualisation et restauration. Conclusions.
Duperroy, Francoise ULg

in Duperroy, Francoise; Desmet, Yves (Eds.) Les portails romans de la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tournai. Contextualisation et restauration. (2015)

The Mantile door and the Capitol dorr of the Tournai Cathedral, a monument listed as a Word Heritage Site, are among the most intersting of Belgium. Their trilobal shape seems relatively exceptional and ... [more ▼]

The Mantile door and the Capitol dorr of the Tournai Cathedral, a monument listed as a Word Heritage Site, are among the most intersting of Belgium. Their trilobal shape seems relatively exceptional and gives them teheir character. The sculptures on these portals from the 12th century have not revealed all their secrets, particularly with regard to their place in the global iconographic programme of the Cathedral. A preliminary study initiated in 2012 to better undestand their structure is part of the vast project on conservation of the Cathedral oranized an international meeting with the scientific collaboration of the IRPA. This Conference was to be an opportunity to update and deepen our knowledge of church portals in their widest aspects - technical, typological, stylistic, iconographic - both in terms of architecture and sculpture. Comparisons with contemporary portals, in France in particular, was alson ath the heart of the discussions. [less ▲]

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See detailBLOGUES DES ENSEIGNANTS ET IDENTITÉS NUMÉRIQUES
Vintila, Elena-Georgiana ULg

in Ţenescu, Alina; Florea, Aurelia (Eds.) IDENTITATE SI VARIAŢIE DISCURSIVĂ (2015)

Un enseignant est un être social, sa pratique dans la classe n’est qu’une composante de la complexité qui le caractérise. Dehors de la classe, ou comme un prolongement de celle-ci, les professeurs se ... [more ▼]

Un enseignant est un être social, sa pratique dans la classe n’est qu’une composante de la complexité qui le caractérise. Dehors de la classe, ou comme un prolongement de celle-ci, les professeurs se mettent à animer des blogues. Blogues des professeurs de FLE, blogues professionnels. Linguistiquement, les blogues des professeurs se classent du côté de l’ « identité » et de l’ « image de soi ». [less ▲]

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See detailLes mentions d'auteurs antiques dans les chansons de geste françaises
Henrard, Nadine ULg

in Haugeard, Philippe; Ribémont, Bernard (Eds.) Chanson de geste et savoirs savants, Convergences et interférences (2015)

Les origines savantes ou populaires des épopées françaises médiévales ont longtemps fait débat. Il s'avère que ces textes contiennent un très grand nombre de références à des personnages issus de ... [more ▼]

Les origines savantes ou populaires des épopées françaises médiévales ont longtemps fait débat. Il s'avère que ces textes contiennent un très grand nombre de références à des personnages issus de l’Antiquité qui témoignent d’une formation scolaire chez les auteurs des chansons. Sur la base d'un examen de l'ensemble du corpus, cette étude s'intéresse plus particulièrement aux mentions explicites faites à des auteurs antiques, qu'ils soient grecs (Homère, Aristote, Platon) ou latins (Virgile, Ovide, César, Caton, Sénèque). En tenant de déterminer les traditions qui ont pu nourrir l'inspiration des auteurs des chansons de geste, elle s'emploie à définir les situations dans lesquelles les références en question apparaissent, et s’interroge sur les finalités que poursuivent les poètes à travers l’évocation des auteurs antiques, dont certains, comme César ou Virgile, sont davantage restés dans les mémoires pour des éléments réels ou imaginaires de leur vie plutôt que pour leur œuvre. [less ▲]

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See detailStudy of Normalization and Aggregation Approaches for Consensus Network Estimation
Bellot, Pau; Salembier, Philippe; Oliveras-Verges, Albert et al

in 2015 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (2015)

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See detailUse of polypropylene fibers coated with nano-silica particles into a cementitious mortar
Coppola, Bartolomeo ULg; Di Maio, Luciano; Scarfato, Paola et al

in POLYMER PROCESSING WITH RESULTING MORPHOLOGY AND PROPERTIES: FEET IN THE PRESENT AND EYES AT THE FUTURE (2015)

Fiber reinforced cementitious composite (FRCC) materials have been widely used during last decades in order to overcome some of traditional cementitious materials issues: brittle behaviour, fire ... [more ▼]

Fiber reinforced cementitious composite (FRCC) materials have been widely used during last decades in order to overcome some of traditional cementitious materials issues: brittle behaviour, fire resistance, cover spalling, impact strength. For composite materials, fiber/matrix bond plays an important role because by increasing fiber/matrix interactions is possible to increase the behaviour of the entire material. In this study, in order to improve fiber to matrix adhesion, two chemical treatments of polypropylene fibers were investigated: alkaline hydrolysis and nano-silica sol-gel particles deposition. Treatmtents effect on fibers morphology and mechanical properties was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and tensile tests. SEM investigations report the presence of spherical nano-silica particles on fiber surface, in the case of sol-gel process, while alkaline hydrolysis leads to an increase of fibers roughness. Both treatments have negligible influence on fibers mechanical properties confirming the possibility of their use in a cementitious mortar. Pullout tests were carried out considering three embedded length of fibers in mortar samples (10, 20 and 30 mm, respectively) showing an increase of pullout energy for treated fibers. The influence on fiber reinforced mortar mechanical properties was investigated by three-point flexural tests on prismatic specimens considering two fibers length (15 and 30 mm) and two fibers volume fractions (0.50 and 1.00 %). A general increase of flexural strength over the reference mix was achieved and an overall better behaviour is recognizable for mortars containing treated fibers. [less ▲]

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See detailQualité diagnostique et efficacité d'un dispositif en ligne entraînant à la résolution de problèmes complexes en physique
Marique, Pierre-Xavier ULg; Jacquet, Maud ULg; Georges, François ULg et al

in Actes du colloque ADMEE-Europe - Actes du 27e colloque qui s'est tenu en janvier 2015 à Liège (2015)

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See detailImpact of forage legumes on nutritive value and growth performance in pigs reared in traditional farming systems in tropical Africa
Kambashi Mutiaka, Bienvenu ULg; Kalala, Gaetan; Mafwila, Jacques et al

in Book of Abstracts (2015)

Forage legumes (FL) are used in tropical countries to feed pigs, either by reducing allowance of well-balanced diets and supplementing with FL or by incorporating FL in unbalanced fibre-rich diets. The ... [more ▼]

Forage legumes (FL) are used in tropical countries to feed pigs, either by reducing allowance of well-balanced diets and supplementing with FL or by incorporating FL in unbalanced fibre-rich diets. The impact of both strategies on animal and economical performances was studied in 2 growth experiments. In Exp. 1, 4 groups of 8 growing pigs (25.5 +- 4.2 kg) were fed under one of 4 dietary treatment: a well-balanced diet (CONTROL) ad libitum or 80% of the ad libitum level of CONTROL + ad libitum freshly cut foliage of one of 3 FL species (Vigna unguiculata, Stylosanthes guinanensis, or Psophocarpens scandens). Similarly, in Exp. 2, 4 groups of 6 pigs (22.6 +- 3.7 kg) were fed one of 4 experimental diets: the well-balanced diet (CONTROL), an unbalanced traditional diet rich in fibre and made of bran, brewers grain, and corn (TRAD) or 80% TRAD diet supplemented with 20% of one of 2 FL hays (V. unguiculata or S. guinanensis). Animals were regularly weighed and feed intake was monitored. After 90d, animals were slaughtered and carcass composition and economic traits were recorded to calculate production costs and economical value. In addition, nutritive value of the FL and the diets was assessed by means of an in vitro model of the pig digestive tract combining an enzymatic hydrolysis to a fermentation with a fecal inoculum. Results indicate that pigs fed diets with FL (Exp.1) and TRAD with and without FL (Exp.2) had reduced ADG, final live and carcass weights (P<0.05) compared to CONTROL pigs. Surprisingly , dry matter intake (DMI) was also reduced by 10% with those diets compared to CONTROL (P<0.001) in both experiments. In Exp. 1, FCR and carcass dressing were not affected by the 20% reduction in CONTROL diet and supplementation with fresh FL, while in Exp. 2 those parameters were negatively affected in TRAD with and without FL compared to CONTROL pigs. In vitro data showed that differences in nutritive values explained most differences in growth performances and carcass traits, but not the decrease in intake, since passage rate and voluntary intake are not taken into account in the in vitro model. Economical assessment showed that fresh foliage of FL could increase incomes, as long as their production costs remain marginal, but the incorporation of FL hays could not improve economical performances in pigs fed traditional unbalanced fibre-rich diets. [less ▲]

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See detailOn the projective geometry of Kalman filter
Carli, Francesca Paola ULg; Sepulchre, Rodolphe ULg

in Proc. of 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2015 (2015)

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See detailA Lower Tournaisian (Hastarian) silicified brachiopod-coral fauna from South Belgium
Denayer, Julien ULg; Mottequin, Bernard; Poty, Edouard

in Bernecker, Michaela (Ed.) 12th International Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera 2015 - Abstract Volume (2015)

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See detailDependency-based analyses for function words. Introducing the polygraphic approach
Kahane, Sylvain; Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Nivre, Joakim; Hajicova, Eva (Eds.) Proceedings of Depling 2015. International conference on dependency linguistics (2015)

This paper scrutinizes various dependency-based representations of the syntax of function words, such as prepositions. The focus is on the underlying formal object used to encode the linguistic analyses ... [more ▼]

This paper scrutinizes various dependency-based representations of the syntax of function words, such as prepositions. The focus is on the underlying formal object used to encode the linguistic analyses and its relation to the corresponding linguistic theory. Two types of representation are proposed for the encoding of syntactic properties and applied for function words. Although the mathematical object introduced here encodes a dependency-based analysis, it does not consist in a tree. It is rather more general than a graph (it allows edges to be vertices of other edges) and is called a polygraph. [less ▲]

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See detailAmbulatory system using wearable accelerometers for gait analysis in Parkinson’s disease
Boutaayamou, Mohamed ULg; Demonceau, Marie ULg; Schwartz, Cédric ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 14th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering (2015)

We describe a signal-processing algorithm for gait analysis in Parkinson’s disease (PD) using an ambulatory system with wearable accelerometers. This algorithm is versatile enough to detect, on a stride ... [more ▼]

We describe a signal-processing algorithm for gait analysis in Parkinson’s disease (PD) using an ambulatory system with wearable accelerometers. This algorithm is versatile enough to detect, on a stride-by-stride basis, refined gait parameters that quantify subtle gait disturbances in PD in a rater-independent way. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalyzing Access, Egress, and Main Transport Mode of Public Transit Journeys: Evidence from the Flemish National Household Travel Survey
Creemers, Lieve; Bellemans, Tom; Janssens, Davy et al

in Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (2015)

The primary objective of this paper is to explore the influence of socio-demographic and contextual variables on the multimodal character of public transit journeys. Accounting for multimodality in public ... [more ▼]

The primary objective of this paper is to explore the influence of socio-demographic and contextual variables on the multimodal character of public transit journeys. Accounting for multimodality in public transit journeys is important from a demand modeling point of view, especially in the assessment of new projected public transit infrastructure. To meet the objective, data from the national household travel survey of Flanders (Belgium) is analyzed. Based on 2,202 public transit journeys, the main public transit mode choice (bus/tram/metro or train) and access/egress mode choice are simultaneously estimated using a multinomial logit model, and by explicitly making a distinction between unimodal and multimodal transit journeys. The results indicate that various socio-demographical (e.g. age, gender, level of education, household income) and contextual factors (e.g. journey distance, journey motive, urbanization degree, car availability) significantly influence the joint decision process. Total journey distance and car availability are identified as the most important explanatory variables. In terms of model performance, the model appears to yield satisfactory predictions, justifying the integration of the model in more general demand modeling frameworks. [less ▲]

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See detailCapacity building and services to assist local farmers to improve aquaculture management in Vietnam
Lebailly, Philippe ULg; Bui Thi, Nga; Ngo Thi Thu Hang, ULg et al

in Rajamangala University of Technology Isan (Ed.) The 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries (SAADC 2015) : Abstract Book (2015)

Since 2000, we can observe important changes in traditional production systems of coastal communes in North Vietnam. Faced with relatively low incomes, rice farms converted the surfaces available to them ... [more ▼]

Since 2000, we can observe important changes in traditional production systems of coastal communes in North Vietnam. Faced with relatively low incomes, rice farms converted the surfaces available to them in aquaculture ponds. These are difficult to reverse conversions were carried out by farmers seeking to improve family income in areas of relatively low rice productivity. These changes have had a significant impact on the revenues generated in coastal villages with changes in work organization and the upstream business opportunities for feed plants. This type of family aquaculture has grown rapidly to meet domestic demand but also to export markets. Faced with these voluntary initiatives, the Vietnamese authorities have had difficulties to coach and support these new producers in sustainable development schemes for fresh water or brackish water aquaculture. In addition, climate change could significantly affect these areas particularly exposed to rising sea waters. Moreover, aquaculture producers respond to logic relatively isolated individual entrepreneurs. They deliver their products to many collectors who engage strong competition. This is particularly true at the sub-sectors supplying the domestic market. The Vietnamese marketing system for aquaculture products is generally considered competitive and efficient. It involves different stakeholders (collectors, dealers, wholesalers and processors) that develop often difficult short-term strategies to understand and which do not permit a good traceability of production. At producer level, understanding of market mechanisms is very limited which makes it difficult to decision support for investments and marketing. Meanwhile, producers are exposed to high price volatility. Small producers oriented towards the local market are particularly exposed and vulnerable to this issue and it is important to understand the strategies that can be implemented to ensure against this form of risk. In this context, this paper describes two initiatives conducted in the Northern area of Vietnam to strengthen the sustainability of clam’s farms and supported by researchers from Vietnam National University of Agriculture. [less ▲]

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See detailVirtualizing the hose design process
Andry, Philippe; Coloos, Jérôme; Bruyneel, Michaël ULg

in NAFEMS World Congress (2015)

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See detailMICROCARRIERS LOADED WITH BIOACTIVE MOLECULES FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING
Markvicheva, Elena; Drozdova, Maria; Zlobina, M. et al

in Poncelet, Denis (Ed.) Proceeding of 23th International Conference on Bioencapsulation (2015)

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See detailRisques et défis sécuritaires de la (non)-intégration des Balkans occidentaux dans l’Union européenne
Lika, Liridon ULg

in Wintgens, Sophie; Grandjean, Geoffrey; Vanhaeren, Stéphanie (Eds.) L’insécurité en question : définition, enjeux et perspectives (2015)

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See detailLearning the Tactile Signatures of Prototypical Object Parts for Robust Part-based Grasping of Novel Objects
Hyttinen, Emil; Kragic, Danica; Detry, Renaud ULg

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2015)

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See detailProgressive damage modeling in composites: from aerospace to automotive industry
Delsemme, Jean-Pierre; Bruyneel, Michaël ULg; Jetteur, Philippe et al

in Third International Conference on Buckling and Post-buckling Behavior of Composite Laminated Shell Structures (2015)

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See detailGeophysical investigation of the Hockai Fault Zone, Eastern Belgium
Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Nguyen, Frédéric ULg; Halleux, Lucien ULg et al

in EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (2015)

In the frame of a regional project evaluating the geothermal potential of the Wallonian Region of Belgium, the Hockai Fault Zone has been identified as one of the most interesting targets. It is a ... [more ▼]

In the frame of a regional project evaluating the geothermal potential of the Wallonian Region of Belgium, the Hockai Fault Zone has been identified as one of the most interesting targets. It is a seismically active fault zone that hosted the largest historical earthquake in Northwestern Europe, the M6-6.5 Verviers event in 1692 as well as a swarm of small earthquakes that was recorded in 1989-90. On the surface, the presence of the fault zones is marked by a series of geomorphic features, such as several landslides near the borders in the northern part, repeated NW-SE oriented scarps all along the Eastern border (over a distance of 40 km), river diversions and captures with formation of paleo-valleys.... [less ▲]

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See detailSustainable impacts of migration on agricultural development in Red River Delta, Vietnam
Nguyen Thi Minh Khué, ULg; Nguyen Thi, Dien; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Académie de Recherche et d'Enseignement Supérieur (ARES) (Ed.) ARES "Gender, migration and rural development" (2015)

In the context of Renovation in Vietnam, there is a large wave of peasant migrants moving out of agriculture to find the jobs in nonfarm sectors. The interactions of migration and agricultural production ... [more ▼]

In the context of Renovation in Vietnam, there is a large wave of peasant migrants moving out of agriculture to find the jobs in nonfarm sectors. The interactions of migration and agricultural production can be seen in different aspects. This research focused on behaviors of farm households. There are the less evidences of labor shortages at both production and hiring labors. Maintenance at reasonable level rather than rather than the abandonment or expansion of agricultural activites is likely the more popular trend. Although remittance presented as a stable financial inflow ensures the sufficient cash which would strenghten the rural households' livelihoods security and reduce force of selling agricultural production for cash, agriculture production is still fundamental livelihood activity for household security. [less ▲]

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