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

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

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

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

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

in Proceedings (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2014)

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See detailSEISMIC ASSESSMENT OF MASONRY BUILDINGS FROM SHAKING TABLE TESTS AND NONLINEAR DYNAMIC SIMULATIONS BY THE PROPER ORTHOGONAL DECOMPOSITION (POD)
Cattari, Serena; Chioccariello, Ambra; Degée, Hervé et al

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

The paper focuses on the interpretation and numerical simulation of the results of shaking table tests on two masonry buildings mock-ups, performed at Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) in ... [more ▼]

The paper focuses on the interpretation and numerical simulation of the results of shaking table tests on two masonry buildings mock-ups, performed at Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) in Lisbon, within the purposes of the SERIES project Transnational Access activities (Mendes et al. 2014, Lu et al. 2014). Shaking table tests have produced a huge amount of remarkable data that need to be properly interpreted, in order to get general and synthetic information on the seismic behaviour. To this aim, different techniques of data interpretation are applied, consisting in some traditional approaches (e.g. the frequencies analysis or the identification of an equivalent linear system) and in the innovative use of the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) technique. Together with the interpretation of experimental results, the paper also illustrates the nonlinear dynamic simulation of these two models by Tremuri program (Lagomarsino et al. 2013), which is based on the equivalent frame approach. The results achieved showed a good agreement between experimental and numerical results, highlighting that the tools adopted are quite effective in interpreting the nonlinear response of URM masonry structures. [less ▲]

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See detailImportance of structural damping in the dynamic analysis of compliant deployable structures
Dewalque, Florence ULg; Rochus, Pierre ULg; Bruls, Olivier ULg

in Proceedings of the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) (2014)

Compliant mechanisms such as tape springs are often used on satellites to deploy appendices, e.g. solar panels, antennas, telescopes and solar sails. Their main advantage comes from the fact that their ... [more ▼]

Compliant mechanisms such as tape springs are often used on satellites to deploy appendices, e.g. solar panels, antennas, telescopes and solar sails. Their main advantage comes from the fact that their motion results from the elastic deformation of structural components, unlike usual hinges or prismatic joints, the motion of which is dictated by contact surfaces. No actuators or external energy sources are required and the deployment is purely passive, which appears as a decisive feature for the design of low-cost missions with small satellites or cubesats. The mechanical behaviour of a tape spring is intrinsically complex and nonlinear involving buckling, hysteresis and self-locking phenomena. High-fidelity mechanical models are then needed to get a detailed understanding of the deployment process, improve the design and predict the actual behaviour in the space 0-g environment. In the majority of the previous works, dynamic simulations were performed without any physical representation of the structural damping. These simulations could be successfully achieved because of the presence of numerical damping in the transient solver. However, in this case, the dynamic response turns out to be quite sensitive to the amount of numerical dissipation, so that the predictive capabilities of the model are questionable. In this work based on numerical case studies, we show that the dynamic simulation of a tape spring can be made less sensitive to numerical parameters when the structural dissipation is taken into account. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailReference values for isometric endurance of the neck flexor and extensor muscles in healthy volunteers
Demoulin, Christophe ULg; Degioanni, K.; GROSDENT, Stéphanie ULg et al

in Abstract Book of 7th Biennial Congress of The Belgian Back Society (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLOGIC : Un service GeoWeb d'aide à la décision et à la coopération des élus en matière d'implantations commerciales
Jaspard, Mathieu ULg

in 1ère Conférence Intercontinentale d'Intelligence Territoriale "Interdisciplinarité dans l'aménagement et développement des territoires" (2014)

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

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

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See detailLe fonti liturgiche di Peire d’Alvernhe, 'Deus, vera vida, verays' (BdT 323,16)
Valenti, Gianluca ULg

in Los que fan viure e treslusir l’occitan. Actes du Xème Congrès de l’Association Internationale d’Etudes Occitanes (Béziers, CIRDOC, 12-19/06/2011) (2014)

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See detailLe corps du Prince. La perception de l'Egypte ancienne
Winand, Jean ULg

in Marchandisse, Alain (Ed.) Le corps du Prince (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailExamples of calculations of spallation target residue production with INCL4.6- ABLA07 implemented into MCNPX
Boudard, A.; David, J.-C.; Leprince, A. et al

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

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See detailShake table tests on unreinforced load-bearing masonry sub-structures
Mordant, Christophe ULg; Degée, Hervé

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

The field of application of unreinforced load-bearing masonry has been widely extended in the past two decades thanks to a better understanding of the structural behaviour and a better control of ... [more ▼]

The field of application of unreinforced load-bearing masonry has been widely extended in the past two decades thanks to a better understanding of the structural behaviour and a better control of production methods, leading to improvements of their design and a more rational use of the material. Multi-storey apartment buildings and lightweight concrete houses are now widespread. Nevertheless, this structural solution is still questionable in seismic areas, even for low-to-moderate activity, and requires additional investigations to properly understand the structural behaviour under these specific horizontal dynamic actions. Moreover, these new applications are associated to new requirements, like the individual comfort or the low energy-consumption, achieved by resorting to technical solutions that are likely to influence on the dynamic response of the structure. In this context, experimental shake table tests have been performed on unreinforced loadbearing clay masonry sub-structures. In this paper, the main observations derived from the direct experimental measurements are summarized and followed by resulting preliminary conclusions. A major observation is a significant rocking behaviour for the tests with the highest seismic input, strongly influenced by the presence of rubber devices and the frame effect. Dynamic characterization of the tested specimens (natural frequencies and modal shapes) is also detailed. [less ▲]

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

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

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See detailUnmodified quartz flake fragments as cognitive tool categories : testing the wear preservation, previous low magnification use-wear results and criteria for tool blank selection in two Late Mesolithic quartz assemblages from Finland
Taipale, Noora ULg; Knutsson, Kjel; Knutsson, Helena

in Marreiros, João; Bicho, Nuno; Gibaja Bao, Juan (Eds.) International Conference on Use-Wear Analysis : Use-Wear 2012 (2014)

We present the results of the first microwear analysis made on quartz artefacts excavated in Finland. Fifty-nine pieces from two Late Mesolithic sites were analyzed, including both morphological tools and ... [more ▼]

We present the results of the first microwear analysis made on quartz artefacts excavated in Finland. Fifty-nine pieces from two Late Mesolithic sites were analyzed, including both morphological tools and unmodified flakes and flake fragments. Both assemblages have been previously analyzed using a stereomicroscope (Pesonen & Tallavaara 2006, Rankama & Kankaanpää 2011). Our results show that unmodified quartz fragments have been utilized as tools and therefore new tool categories can be found among the material previously treated as production waste. The results also indicate that the reliability of low magnification analysis depends greatly on the level of wear preservation, as well as on tool edge morphology, as obtuse-angled working edges could only be identified as used with high magnifications. Preliminary observations about possible tool blank selection criteria, such as the preference of intact flakes over flake fragments, should be tested with larger and more varied samples. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailClimate-proofing of large reservoirs in Belgium by the development of enhanced operation rules
Bruwier, Martin ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in 3rd IAHR Europe Congress (2014)

Available climate change scenarios project drier summers and more humid winters for Belgium. This study addresses the impacts of those changes on the management of two multi-purpose reservoirs located in ... [more ▼]

Available climate change scenarios project drier summers and more humid winters for Belgium. This study addresses the impacts of those changes on the management of two multi-purpose reservoirs located in the Vesdre basin, and the search of enhanced operation rules to mitigate those changes. For this purpose, an integrated model is used, including a hydrological model of the Vesdre watershed, a hydraulic model of this river, a model of the dam complex operation rules and a flood risk model. Performance indicators of the dams are defined, representing drinking water production, damages due to floods, hydropower production and low-flow enrichment. First, a sensitivity analysis of the main parameters of the dam operation rules on the performance indicators is achieved. Afterwards, for two extreme climate scenarios at the time horizons 2021-2050 and 2071-2100, impacts of climate change on the reservoir performances are determined. Then, the results of the sensitivity analysis are used to indicate if climate change impacts may be mitigated by means of enhanced operation rules. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEffects of dietary fibre and floor type on greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions associated with gestating sows
Philippe, François-Xavier ULg; Laitat, Martine ULg; Wavreille, José et al

in Proceedings of the 1st FARAH Day, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (Liège – Belgium) (2014)

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See detailArbitrage et ordre public européen
Caprasse, Olivier ULg

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

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See detailÉtalement urbain et vulnérabilité croissante face au risque d’inondation : l’exemple de Nouakchott (Mauritanie)
Ozer, Pierre ULg; Ould Sidi Cheikh, Mohamed Ahmed; Ozer, André ULg

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

Après la sécheresse et la désertification qui ont fortement frappé la Mauritanie dans les années 1970 et 1980, la ville de Nouakchott a connu un développement démographique spectaculaire. En effet, la ... [more ▼]

Après la sécheresse et la désertification qui ont fortement frappé la Mauritanie dans les années 1970 et 1980, la ville de Nouakchott a connu un développement démographique spectaculaire. En effet, la population de la capitale mauritanienne est passée de 134 704 habitants en 1977 à 899 887 habitants recensés en mars 2013. Depuis 2000, Nouakchott voit sa population augmenter de 125 personnes par semaine ; une croissance absolue jamais atteinte par le passé. La ville s'est donc agrandie considérablement et les nouveaux arrivants ont construit leurs maisons dans des zones marginales sans aménagement préalable. Plusieurs quartiers se sont installés soit dans des zones dépressionnaires à sols salés sous forme de sebkha, soit dans des zones dunaires fortement ensablées. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailDe constructione - de consecratione ecclesiae Hoyensis (1066)
George, Philippe ULg

in Hortus Artium Medievalium vol. 20/2 (2014)

All the history books on the Middle Ages mention the famous « Charter of Huy from 1066 », the oldest surviving example of a freedoms charter north of the Alps. In granting this freedoms charter to the ... [more ▼]

All the history books on the Middle Ages mention the famous « Charter of Huy from 1066 », the oldest surviving example of a freedoms charter north of the Alps. In granting this freedoms charter to the citizens of Huy, Théoduin, the Bishop of Liège, (1048- 1075) obtained in exchange the financial resources to achieve his objectives: the rebuilding of Huy-sur-Meuse and its collegiale church, which had been destroyed and ruined in 1053 by the count of Flanders. At the same time, the prelate was readying his own sepulture. On August 1066, the grandiose inauguration ceremonies were held in the new church. The eulogy of this monument of Huy De constructione – de consecratione ecclesiae Hoyensis is missing, but the interdisciplinary approach makes it possible today to reconsider the matter: history, hagiography, architecture, art, liturgy and the sacred spatialization. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailIl latino dell'Alcestis di Barcellona
Macedo, Gabriel ULg

in Molinelli, Piera; Cuzzolin, Pierluigi; Fedriani, Chiara (Eds.) Latin Vulgaire Latin Tardif X. Actes du Xe Colloque international sur le latin vulgaire et tardif (2014)

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See detailImages et rôles du professeur de langues dans le cadre de la mondialisation. Le cas de la mobilité étudiante européenne
Defays, Jean-Marc ULg; Meunier, Deborah ULg

in Bento, Margaret; Spaëth, Valérie (Eds.) Contexte global et contextes locaux : tensions, convergences et enjeux en didactique des langues (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailSaisir l’évaluation de l’université en actes : interprétations et appropriations des parties prenantes.
Charlier, Nathan ULg; Vangeebergen, Thomas ULg

in Fallon, Catherine; Leclercq, Bruno (Eds.) Leurres de la qualité dans l’enseignement supérieur. Variations internationales sur un thème ambigu (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLes copies de la "Cène" de Léonard de Vinci
Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Mounier, Pascal; Nativel, Colette (Eds.) Copier et contrefaire à la Renaissance. Faux et usage de faux. Actes du colloque organisé par R.H.R. et la S.F.D.E.S. (2014)

Cette étude participe à une réflexion sur la notion de faux et de contrefaçon à la Renaissance, quand la copie d'une image n'est pas considérée comme un faux et que sa pratique même intervient dans la ... [more ▼]

Cette étude participe à une réflexion sur la notion de faux et de contrefaçon à la Renaissance, quand la copie d'une image n'est pas considérée comme un faux et que sa pratique même intervient dans la formation artistique. A cet égard, le cas des "copies" de la "Cène" de Léonard de Vinci s'avère éclairant : aucune des nombreuses reproductions anciennes de la peinture murale n'est considérée comme autographe, aucune ne reproduit exactement l'ensemble de la composition, toutes sortes de variations étant apportées par les artistes. Aussi, peut-on s'interroger sur le statut de ces reproductions infidèles qui interprètent la "Cène" plus qu'elles ne la copient. [less ▲]

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

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

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

in ELearning Africa 2014 - Book of Abstracts (2014)

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

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

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See detailFrom Landscape to Garden to Landscape: Traveling Through the Scales of Perception
Szanto, Catherine ULg

in Martinho Da Silva, I.; Portela Marques, T.; Andrade, G. (Eds.) Proceedings of ECLAS 2014: Landscape: a Place of Cultivation (2014)

Since one of today’s issues is to help society’s regain “landscape literacy” in order to preserve a harmonious relationship between men and their environment, the question is whether and how the garden ... [more ▼]

Since one of today’s issues is to help society’s regain “landscape literacy” in order to preserve a harmonious relationship between men and their environment, the question is whether and how the garden could be used as a means to heighten sensitivity and understanding of the larger landscape, and how working on the small scale of the garden can help people gain an understanding of the large scale of the landscape. The paper discusses some of the theoretical underpinnings (landscape perception, landscape meaning) of the dialogue between landscape architectural scales. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailComparative analysis of the energy dissipation on a stepped spillway downstream of a Piano Key Weir
Silvestri, Aurélien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

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

A systematic experimental study has been carried out to compare the residual energy at the toe of a stepped spillway of varied length considering a classical ogee-crested weir (OCW) or two different piano ... [more ▼]

A systematic experimental study has been carried out to compare the residual energy at the toe of a stepped spillway of varied length considering a classical ogee-crested weir (OCW) or two different piano key weirs (PKW) at the top of the structure. Four spillway lengths have been considered on a wide range of discharge. An indirect method has been used to compute the residual flow energy at the spillway toe from water depth measurements in a horizontal channel downstream. The results indicate that uniform flow conditions, i.e. flow energy at the spillway toe independent of the spillway length, are reached on significantly shorter spillways downstream of a PKW than downstream of an OCW. However, the uniform flow energy at constant discharge on the spillway is found to vary depending on the weir type. In particular, it is smaller downstream of the OCW than downstream of the PKWs. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailExperimental campaign and modeling of a low capacity waste heat recovery system based on a single screw expander
Desideri, Adriano ULg; Van Den Broek, Martijn; Gusev, Sergei et al

in 22nd International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, 2014 (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailContinuités et variations entre le Néolithique final et le Bronze ancien en moyenne vallée du Rhône. L’apport de l'occupation structurée et stratifiée de Savasse (Drôme)
Moreau, C.; Linton, Jimmy ULg; Affolter, Jehanne

in Sénépart, I.; Léandri, F.; Cauliez, J. (Eds.) et al Chronologie de la Préhistoire récente dans le Sud de la France - Acquis 1992-2012 - Actualité de la recherche : Actes des 10e rencontres méridionales de Préhistoire récente (2014)

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See detailDetection of near-field, low permittivity layers with Ground Penetrating Radar: analytical estimation of the reflection coefficient
Van der Wielen, Audrey; Courard, Luc ULg; Nguyen, Frédéric ULg

in LAMBOT, Sébastien (Ed.) Proceedings of 15th International Conference on ground Penetrating Radar (2014)

The reflection coefficient of GPR waves encountering embedded thin layers is commonly estimated using a plane wave, far field approximation. But when the thin layer is situated in the near field of the ... [more ▼]

The reflection coefficient of GPR waves encountering embedded thin layers is commonly estimated using a plane wave, far field approximation. But when the thin layer is situated in the near field of the antenna, the spherical nature of the waves and the possible propagation of a lateral wave into the layer may have a strong influence on the measured reflected amplitude. In this work, we studied through 2D FDTD simulations the behavior of a radar wave interacting with thin layers of different thicknesses. The snapshots and radargrams showed a large influence of the layer thickness on the wave propagation. For the very thin layers, the evanescent wave plays a major role and the plane wave approximation gives a good estimation of the reflection coefficient. For thicker layers, the specific inclination of each multiple reflection has to be taken into account, as well as the lateral wave propagation. On the basis of these observations, we determined which analytical method should be used for the analytical prediction of the reflection coefficient, as a function of the layer thickness. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailLipschitz robust control from off-policy trajectories
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Boigelot, Bernard ULg et al

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

We study the minmax optimization problem introduced in [Fonteneau et al. (2011), ``Towards min max reinforcement learning'', Springer CCIS, vol. 129, pp. 61-77] for computing control policies for batch ... [more ▼]

We study the minmax optimization problem introduced in [Fonteneau et al. (2011), ``Towards min max reinforcement learning'', Springer CCIS, vol. 129, pp. 61-77] for computing control policies for batch mode reinforcement learning in a deterministic setting with fixed, finite optimization horizon. First, we state that the $\min$ part of this problem is NP-hard. We then provide two relaxation schemes. The first relaxation scheme works by dropping some constraints in order to obtain a problem that is solvable in polynomial time. The second relaxation scheme, based on a Lagrangian relaxation where all constraints are dualized, can also be solved in polynomial time. We theoretically show that both relaxation schemes provide better results than those given in [Fonteneau et al. (2011)] [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of shading on meiofauna in a Posidonia oceanica meadow
Pete, Dorothée ULg; Gobert, Sylvie ULg

in Lepoint, Gilles; Michel, Loïc; Schnitzler, Joseph (Eds.) et al Zoology 2014 (2014)

Posidonia oceanica meadow is an endemic ecosystem of the Mediterranean coasts. A known threat to this ecosystem is aquaculture. In zones of intensive fish production, P. oceanica meadow tends to be less ... [more ▼]

Posidonia oceanica meadow is an endemic ecosystem of the Mediterranean coasts. A known threat to this ecosystem is aquaculture. In zones of intensive fish production, P. oceanica meadow tends to be less healthy or to disappear .One of the reasons for this is a decrease in the light that reaches the leaves (direct shading, increase of water turbidity or of epiphytic algae density). Unfortunately, when the meadow begins to die, it is often too late to act. So, people are trying to find indicators that react early to this kind of perturbations. In this framework, this study focuses on the impact of shading (without nutrient enrichment) on the meiofauna living in the surface sediment of a P. oceanica meadow. An in situ shading experiment was led from the end of May to the end of August 2009, at a depth of 10 m, in a reference P. oceanica meadow. Three shading nets were put in the meadow to reach a light extinction of 50%. A control site was also defined. The first two centimetres of sampled sediment cores were studied. After three months of shading, the total abundance of meiofauna at the shading site was lower than at the beginning of the experiment, while it stayed around the same level at the control site. This difference is mainly due to a decrease in the total number of foraminiferans, nematods, gnathostomulids, copepods and bivalves. However, no significant difference in diversity was observed. At the end of this experiment, it appeared that, contrarily to what is mostly said in the literature, the direct organic enrichment that occurs at fish farms is not the only reason to the modification of the meiofauna communities of the ecosystem. The shading by itself has also an effect. [less ▲]

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See detailSome potential problems of OHe composite dark matter
Cudell, Jean-René ULg; Khlopov, Maxim; Wallemacq, Quentin ULg

in Proceedings of the 17th Bled Workshop “What Comes Beyond the Standard Models?” (2014)

Among composite-dark-matter scenarios, one of the simplest and most predictive is that of O-helium (OHe) dark atoms, in which a lepton-like doubly charged particle O is bound with a primordial helium ... [more ▼]

Among composite-dark-matter scenarios, one of the simplest and most predictive is that of O-helium (OHe) dark atoms, in which a lepton-like doubly charged particle O is bound with a primordial helium nucleus, and is the main constituent of dark matter. This model liberates the physics of dark matter from many unknown features of new physics, and it demands a deep understanding of the details of known nuclear and atomic physics, which are still somewhat unclear in the case of nuclear interacting atomic shells. So far the model has relied on the dominance of elastic scattering of OHe with the matter. In view of the uncertainty in our understanding of OHe interaction with nuclei we study the opposite scenario, in which inelastic nuclear reactions dominate the OHe interactions with nuclei. We show that in this case all the OHe atoms bind with extra He nuclei, forming doubly charged O-beryllium ions, which behave like anomalous helium, causing potential problems with overabundance of anomalous isotopes in terrestrial matter. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailDétermination des propriétés de couches minces dans le béton à l’aide d’un géoradar commercial à hautes fréquences: approche pic-à-pic et analyse fréquentielle du coefficient de réflexion
Van der Wielen, Audrey; Courard, Luc ULg; Nguyen, Frédéric ULg

in Balayssac, Jean-Paul (Ed.) Compte-rendus de Diagnobeton 2014 (2014)

The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an efficient tool for the non-destructive inspection of concrete structures. It is widely used for the detection of rebars or humid zones or for evaluating the ... [more ▼]

The Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an efficient tool for the non-destructive inspection of concrete structures. It is widely used for the detection of rebars or humid zones or for evaluating the thickness of elements. But when an element contains a thin layer, the radar waves are submitted to multiple reflections on the interfaces and the layer appears in the radargram as a single reflection, whose detailed analysis can allow determining the thickness and the permittivity of the thin layer. Two approaches were considered in this paper. In the first one, the analysis is based on the peak-to-peak reflection amplitude. The second approach uses a frequency analysis of the reflection coefficient, whose amplitude and phase can then be calculated for several frequencies. With this method, the thickness and permittivity of the layer can in theory be simultaneously determined. Both methods were numerically validated through finite difference simulations and experimentally tested on concrete samples containing an air layer of variable thickness. We showed that the frequency analysis allowed to reach a higher precision in the parameters estimation for a limited additional computing cost. The method efficiency depends on the conditions and is optimal for layers with a high permittivity presenting a large contrast with the matrix. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailKnuckleballs
Darbois-Texier, Baptiste ULg; Cohen, Caroline; Quéré, David et al

in Clanet, Christophe (Ed.) Physics of Sports (2013, December 30)

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See detailLe patron urbain, un facteur influençant l'impact de l'urbanisation sur les écosystèmes: les cas de Kisangani et de Lubumbashi (RDC)
Andre, Marie ULg; Mahy, Grégory ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg et al

in PACODEL (Ed.) Colloque international Territoires périurbains: développement, enjeux et perspectives dans les pays du sud (2013, December 19)

Les dynamiques et patrons paysagers de deux villes entre deux années (Kisangani entre 2002 et 2010 ; Lubumbashi entre 2002 et 2008, en République Démocratique du Congo) ont été étudiés afin d’évaluer leur ... [more ▼]

Les dynamiques et patrons paysagers de deux villes entre deux années (Kisangani entre 2002 et 2010 ; Lubumbashi entre 2002 et 2008, en République Démocratique du Congo) ont été étudiés afin d’évaluer leur influence sur l’impact de l’extension et/ou densification de ces villes, et plus particulièrement de leur zone périurbaine, sur leurs écosystèmes internes et périphériques. En effet, le patron paysager occupe une place fondamentale dans l’hypothèse centrale de l’écologie du paysage, appelée pattern-process paradigm puisqu’il influence les processus écologiques et inversement. Sa description et son analyse sont donc particulièrement importantes (Bogaert et al. 2004; Coulson et al. 1999). Les indices de composition, communément utilisés en écologie du paysage, décrivent entre autres le patron en quantifiant la présence et le nombre de taches issues des différentes classes du paysage (Alberti 2008). D’autre part, les villes ne cessant d'augmenter leur emprise sur les paysages dont elles font partie, l'étude des espaces qui les ceinturent, le phénomène de leur extension dans les régions rurales ainsi que les schémas conceptuels de leur morphologie et dynamique interne sont plus que jamais des sujets d'actualité (Bhatta et al., 2010; Borsdorf et al., 2002; De Blij, 1977; Gaston, 2010; Halleux, 2006). Paradoxalement, les scientifiques de différentes disciplines peinent à donner une définition, des caractéristiques et des limites acceptées par tous aux notions se rattachant aux différentes zones présentes dans le gradient urbain-rural. Cette étude se distingue des autres, généralement subjectives, par son approche quantifiée et objective. Pour chacune des deux villes, deux images SPOT 5 ont été classifiées sur base d’une approche orientée-objet (Definiens 2013). Ensuite, des indices de composition paysagère ont été évalués afin 1) d’identifier l’étendue de chaque zone (urbaine, périurbaine, rurale) au sein du gradient urbain-rural en utilisant les définitions de zones proposées par André et al. (sous presse), 2) de décrire ces différentes zones en quantifiant les caractéristiques morphologiques les plus couramment citées avant d’en borner les valeurs (André et al. 2012) et 3) de quantifier la dynamique des différentes zones au cours de la dernière décade. Ensuite, les similarités et différences entre ces villes ainsi que la pertinence et les faiblesses de la méthode ont été identifiées et discutées. Les résultats de cette étude ont pour ambition de contribuer à une meilleure compréhension et prise en compte du rôle du patron paysager dans la résistance potentielle des écosystèmes naturels à l’extension et/ou la densification d’une ville donnée. [less ▲]

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See detailEncres anciennes: utilisation non conventionnelle d'aliments
Bouchat, Isabelle; Wymeersch, Noémie; Bchir, Brahim ULg et al

in Septième symposium du GCNAS: Vendredi 6 décembre, Louvain-La-Neuve (2013, December 06)

De tout temps l’homme utilise des pigments pour peindre. Il y a 27.000 ans déjà, près de Marseille, dans la grotte Cosquer, des fresques furent peintes par des hommes préhistoriques. Il existe deux ... [more ▼]

De tout temps l’homme utilise des pigments pour peindre. Il y a 27.000 ans déjà, près de Marseille, dans la grotte Cosquer, des fresques furent peintes par des hommes préhistoriques. Il existe deux grandes catégories de pigments et colorants: les naturels et les artificiels. La première catégories contient les pigments minéraux tels que les argiles (ocre jaune ou rouge, argile verte ou brune) mais aussi des pierres (lapis lazuli (bleu)) et les pigments organiques d’origine végétale (gaude (jaune)) ou d’origine animale (murex (pourpre). La deuxième catégorie contient les pigments et colorants artificiels issus de réactions chimiques (minium (orange)) ou bien des mi-végétaux, mi-minéraux comme les encres ferro-galliques classés dans les divers. Après avoir servi pendant plusieurs siècles, tous ces pigments ont été remplacés à la fin du XIXe par des colorants synthétiques issus de la pétrochimie, car ces derniers ont l'avantage de la reproductibilité constante des couleurs. Mais la fin programmée du pétrole suscite un regain d'intérêt pour les préparations naturelles. C'est donc très logiquement que notre laboratoire a décidé de s'intéresser au sujet et en particulier aux encres venant du jus de chou rouge et aux encres ferro-grenadiques en collaboration avec l'Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la Teneur Sanguine en Sélénium dans le Sang des Vaches en Wallonie (Belgique)
Mehdi, Youcef ULg; Cabaraux, Jean-François ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in 20ième Rencontre Recherches Ruminants (2013, December 04)

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See detailObservations of Red Giants in the Cluster NGC 6633 by the CoRoT Space Mission and the HARPS and SOPHIE Spectrometers
Barban, C.; Baudin, F.; Poretti, E. et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, December 01)

The CoRoT space mission and the HARPS and SOPHIE ground-based spectrometers have observed red giants belonging to the open cluster NGC 6633. Solar-like oscillations are detected in the CoRoT data obtained ... [more ▼]

The CoRoT space mission and the HARPS and SOPHIE ground-based spectrometers have observed red giants belonging to the open cluster NGC 6633. Solar-like oscillations are detected in the CoRoT data obtained for four red giants. Spectroscopic data questions the cluster membership of one of these stars. The combination of these photometric and spectroscopic data will be a unique opportunity to estimate their global parameters as well as to probe their internal structure. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferential Seismic Modeling of Stars
Ozel, N.; Mosser, B.; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, December 01)

CoRoT (Convection Rotation and planetary Transits) observations provide the opportunity to study a large sample of stars ranging from the Main Sequence (MS) to the Red Giant Branch. With the large ... [more ▼]

CoRoT (Convection Rotation and planetary Transits) observations provide the opportunity to study a large sample of stars ranging from the Main Sequence (MS) to the Red Giant Branch. With the large increase in the number of stars showing solar-like oscillations, we intend to extract as much information as possible from a low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) oscillation spectrum, benefiting from comparison with a reference star having similar seismic and fundamental parameters. We propose a differential method to determine stellar properties of solar-like oscillations which we call “differential seismology of stellar twins”. [less ▲]

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See detailBrèves considérations sur le budget général des dépenses de l'autorité fédérale
Behrendt, Christian ULg

in Uyttendaele, Marc; Sautois, Joëlle (Eds.) La sixième réforme de l'Etat (2012-2013) : Tournant historique ou soubresaut ordinaire ? (2013, December 01)

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See detailNon-Perturbative Effect of Rotation on Dipolar Mixed-Modes in Red Giants
Ouazzani, R.-M.; Goupil, M.-J.; Dupret, Marc-Antoine ULg et al

in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series (2013, December 01)

The space missions CoRoT (Convection Rotation and Planetary Transits) and Kepler provide high quality data that allows the transport of angular momentum in stars to be investigated by the seismic ... [more ▼]

The space missions CoRoT (Convection Rotation and Planetary Transits) and Kepler provide high quality data that allows the transport of angular momentum in stars to be investigated by the seismic determination of the internal rotation profile. In a former study (Ouazzani et al. 2013b) we test the validity of seismic diagnostics for red giant rotation that are based on a perturbative method. Our aim here is to investigate oscillation spectra when that validity no longer holds. We use a non-perturbative approach implemented in the Adiabatic Code of Oscillations including Rotation (ACOR code) (Ouazzani et al. 2012) that accounts for the eff [less ▲]

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See detailSpectropolarimetric Observations of Three Slowly Pulsating B Stars with the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher Spectrograph
Hubrig, S.; Ilyin, I.; Briquet, Maryline ULg et al

in Progress in Physics of the Sun and Stars: A New Era in Helio- and Asteroseismology (2013, December 01)

In our previous low-resolution spectropolarimetric observations with the Very Large Telescope (VLT), three slowly pulsating B-type (SPB) stars, HD 74195, HD 74560, and HD 85953, showed the presence of a ... [more ▼]

In our previous low-resolution spectropolarimetric observations with the Very Large Telescope (VLT), three slowly pulsating B-type (SPB) stars, HD 74195, HD 74560, and HD 85953, showed the presence of a weak magnetic field. The results of our new measurements, using high-resolution spectropolarimetric observations, formally showed significant detections above the 3σ level in the SPB stars HD 74195 and HD 85953. [less ▲]

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See detailASSESSMENT OF PLANT LEAF AREA MEASUREMENT BY USING STEREO- VISION
Leemans, Vincent ULg; Dumont, Benjamin ULg; Destain, Marie-France ULg

in 2013 International Conference on 3D Imaging (IC3D) - Proceedings (2013, December)

The aim of this study is to develop an alternative measurement for the leaf area index (LAI), an important agronomic parameter for plant growth assessment. A 3D stereo-vision technique was developed to ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study is to develop an alternative measurement for the leaf area index (LAI), an important agronomic parameter for plant growth assessment. A 3D stereo-vision technique was developed to measure both leaf area and corresponding ground area. The leaf area was based on pixel related measurements while the ground area was based on the mean distance from the leaves to the camera. Laboratory and field experiments were undertaken to estimate the accuracy and the precision of the technique. Result showed that, though the leaves-camera distance had to be estimated precisely in order to have accurate measurement, the precision of the LAI evaluation, after regression, was equivalent to the reference measurements, that is to say around 10% of the estimated value. This shows the potential of the 3D measurements compared with tedious reference measurements. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtiopathogénie de la myopathie atypique et gestion raisonnée des cas
Votion, Dominique ULg; Patarin, Florence; Cerri, Simona ULg et al

in In Proceedings: Journée AVEF (Association des Vétérinaires Equins Français) (2013, December)

Atypical myopathy is an acute intoxication resulting from the ingestion of a toxin contained in the seeds of some trees of the genus Acer (i.e. « maple trees »). The causes of the emergence of the disease ... [more ▼]

Atypical myopathy is an acute intoxication resulting from the ingestion of a toxin contained in the seeds of some trees of the genus Acer (i.e. « maple trees »). The causes of the emergence of the disease due to trees naturalized for many decades remain undetermined. Currently, there is no cure for atypical myopathy but symptomatic treatment may be revisited on the basis of knowledge of the aetio-pathogenesis of the disease. This paper compiles recommendations following a discussion on treatment of atypical myopathy held in October 2013 at the University of Liege (Belgium) to provide emergency treatment distinguishing clinical management (1) at hospital, (2) in the field and (3) preventive measures to protect pasture companions. [less ▲]

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See detailINFLUENCE OF SOLUBLE PROTEINS ON THE ADHERENCE OF PARTICULATE SOILS
Toure, Yetioman ULg; Rouxhet, Paul; Dupont-Gillain, Christine et al

in Malayeri, Reza; Watkinson, Paul A.; Müller-Steinhagen, Hans (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference on Heat Exchanger Fouling and Cleaning - 2013 (Peer-reviewed) (2013, December)

Adsorbed compounds from food and pharmaceutical mixtures may influence interactions at interfaces and thus fouling and cleaning. In this study, quartz particles (10 to 30µm) were used as a model soil for ... [more ▼]

Adsorbed compounds from food and pharmaceutical mixtures may influence interactions at interfaces and thus fouling and cleaning. In this study, quartz particles (10 to 30µm) were used as a model soil for examining the effect of dissolved proteins on the cleanability of substrates after soiling and drying. Glass and stainless steel pretreated by UV-Ozone (StSteel-UVO) were used as model hydrophilic substrates, while hydrophobic substrates were represented by stainless steel cleaned with ethanol (StSteel-Eth) and polystyrene. BSA and β-LGB were used as proteins. The quartz suspensions used for soiling were prepared in pure water and in a solution of each protein. After soiling and drying, the cleanability was evaluated using a radial-flow cell, with pure water as the cleaning fluid. The presence of proteins in the suspension used for soiling hydrophilic substrates (Glass and StSteel-UVO), decreased the adherence of quartz particles. Its effect was less marked and tended to be opposite for less hydrophilic substrates (StSteel-Eth, Polystyrene). The adherence cannot be explained by a simple relation with the contact angle. Other factors may be the solution surface tension itself and the protein behavior at the interfaces created by drying and by rehydratation during cleaning. When considering the influence of substrate on soiling, it must be kept in mind that high surface energy solids (metals, oxides) are readily contaminated in contact with air and lose their hydrophilicity. This may improve the substrate behavior regarding cleanability with respect to particulate soil. [less ▲]

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See detailStructural Modelling of the Annulus Fibrosus - an Anisotropic Hyperelastic Model Approach at the Lamellar Level
Mengoni, Marlène ULg; Wijayathunga, V. N.; Jones, Alison C. et al

in Nithiarasu, P.; Löhner, R. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computational Mathematical Biomedical Engineering (2013, December)

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See detail"Le roi Louis, en admiration devant le repas du Christ à Milan". Les Français et la "Cène" de Léonard de Vinci
Fagnart, Laure ULg

in Elsig, Frédéric; Natale, Mauro (Eds.) Le duché de Milan et les commanditaires français (1499-1521) (2013, December)

Cette contribution s'attarde sur un épisode de l’histoire des relations entre Léonard de Vinci et les Français, épisode survenu en 1499-1500, au moment de la première conquête française du duché de Milan ... [more ▼]

Cette contribution s'attarde sur un épisode de l’histoire des relations entre Léonard de Vinci et les Français, épisode survenu en 1499-1500, au moment de la première conquête française du duché de Milan. Il s’agit de l’admiration que le roi Louis XII aurait éprouvée pour la "Cène" que l'artiste florentin avait peinte, entre 1494 et 1498, dans le réfectoire du couvent Santa Maria delle Grazie à Milan. L’engouement des Français pour le chef-d’œuvre est évoqué tant par l’intermédiaire de sources, que nous évoquons dans un premier temps, que par l’intermédiaire d’œuvres d’art que nous analysons en deuxième lieu. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la composition des huiles d’olive de nouvelles variétés d’olivier introduites dans la région orientale du Maroc
Mansouri, Farid; Ben moumen, Abdessamad; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg et al

in 6èmes Journées internationales d'étude sur les lipides - Programme scientifique, Recueil des Résumés (2013, December)

Le secteur oléicole marocain a connu une évolution importante au niveau des superficies qui ont atteint 900000 ha (*MAPM, 2011). La structure variétale du verger oléicole marocain est caractérisée par la ... [more ▼]

Le secteur oléicole marocain a connu une évolution importante au niveau des superficies qui ont atteint 900000 ha (*MAPM, 2011). La structure variétale du verger oléicole marocain est caractérisée par la prédominance de la Picholine marocaine, qui représente plus de 96 % du patrimoine national et qui est à double fin. [less ▲]

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See detailA management control perspective of sustainability reporting in higher education : in search of a holistic view
Ceulemans, Kim; Van Caillie, Didier ULg; Molderez, Isabelle et al

in Lehner, Othmar; Harrison (Eds.) Proceedings in Finance and Risk series '13 (2013, December)

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See detailUnderstanding variable importances in forests of randomized trees
Louppe, Gilles ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg; Sutera, Antonio ULg et al

in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26 (2013, December)

Despite growing interest and practical use in various scientific areas, variable importances derived from tree-based ensemble methods are not well understood from a theoretical point of view. In this work ... [more ▼]

Despite growing interest and practical use in various scientific areas, variable importances derived from tree-based ensemble methods are not well understood from a theoretical point of view. In this work we characterize the Mean Decrease Impurity (MDI) variable importances as measured by an ensemble of totally randomized trees in asymptotic sample and ensemble size conditions. We derive a three-level decomposition of the information jointly provided by all input variables about the output in terms of i) the MDI importance of each input variable, ii) the degree of interaction of a given input variable with the other input variables, iii) the different interaction terms of a given degree. We then show that this MDI importance of a variable is equal to zero if and only if the variable is irrelevant and that the MDI importance of a relevant variable is invariant with respect to the removal or the addition of irrelevant variables. We illustrate these properties on a simple example and discuss how they may change in the case of non-totally randomized trees such as Random Forests and Extra-Trees. [less ▲]

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See detailOn periodic reference tracking using batch-mode reinforcement learning with application to gene regulatory network control
Sootla, Aivar; Strelkowa, Natajala; Ernst, Damien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013) (2013, December)

In this paper, we consider the periodic reference tracking problem in the framework of batch-mode reinforcement learning, which studies methods for solving optimal control problems from the sole knowledge ... [more ▼]

In this paper, we consider the periodic reference tracking problem in the framework of batch-mode reinforcement learning, which studies methods for solving optimal control problems from the sole knowledge of a set of trajectories. In particular, we extend an existing batch-mode reinforcement learning algorithm, known as Fitted Q Iteration, to the periodic reference tracking problem. The presented periodic reference tracking algorithm explicitly exploits a priori knowledge of the future values of the reference trajectory and its periodicity. We discuss the properties of our approach and illustrate it on the problem of reference tracking for a synthetic biology gene regulatory network known as the generalised repressilator. This system can produce decaying but long-lived oscillations, which makes it an interesting application for the tracking problem. [less ▲]

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See detailHypopituitarism in pituitary gigantism (results of an international study)
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Shah, NS et al

in The 3rd ENEA Workshop : Hypopituitarism - Abstract book (2013, December)

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See detailInfluence de la fatigue sur la foulée lors d’une épreuve d’endurance intense
Bury, Thierry ULg

in Abstract book du Colloque Médico-sportif (2013, December)

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