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See detailDynamic Simulations of Combined Transmission and Distribution Systems using Decomposition and Localization
Aristidou, Petros ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proc. IEEE PES 2013 PowerTech Conference (2013, June)

Simulating a power system with both transmission and distribution networks modeled is a challenging task. On the one hand, it is difficult to set up equivalents restituting the dynamic behavior of ... [more ▼]

Simulating a power system with both transmission and distribution networks modeled is a challenging task. On the one hand, it is difficult to set up equivalents restituting the dynamic behavior of aggregated loads and distributed generation units. On the other hand, representing all distribution networks in detail is computationally very demanding. In this paper, the combination of a domain-decomposition approach with the exploitation of the localized nature of power system responses to disturbances is proposed. Distribution networks marginally participating to the system dynamics are automatically replaced by simple models, while the others are simulated with full detail, thereby preserving simulation accuracy. [less ▲]

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See detailMineralogical characterization of a gold ore through a computational mineral liberation analysis
Rojas, Ronald; Torem, Mauricio; Merma, Antonio et al

in Proceedings of the XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress - BMPC 2013 (2013, June)

This work presents the mineralogical characterization of a very low-grade Brazilian gold ore. The aim is to provide mineralogical information and liberation distribution characteristics in order to assess ... [more ▼]

This work presents the mineralogical characterization of a very low-grade Brazilian gold ore. The aim is to provide mineralogical information and liberation distribution characteristics in order to assess a possible economic byproducts recovery. This may include a direct tailings processing or alternative gold processing routes. It was studied the distribution of all minerals present in the ore, mainly the gangue minerals. Distribution based on speciation, particle size, mineralogical association and liberation determined through the use of the automated analytical Scanning Electron Microscope technique (MLA). The study is complemented with chemical and mineralogical analysis by XRF and XRD respectively. It also includes particle size analysis, gravity separation and magnetic separation tests. Chemical analysis showed that the ore consists essentially of SiO2 (62.33%), Al2O3 (15.95%), Fe2O3 (7.66%), K2O (4.60%), TiO2 (1%) and others (8.46%). Based on this analysis, the study was mainly directed to the characterization of titanium-bearing minerals due to its economic importance. Therefore, minerals as ilmenite, rutile and anatase were identified as the Ti-bearing minerals. After a meticulous analysis of the results, it was identified a possible route for processing TiO2, taking into account the mineralogical and liberation point of view. [less ▲]

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See detailNonlinear dynamic analysis of an F-16 aircraft using GVT data
Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Renson, Ludovic ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics (2013, June)

This paper aims at investigating the nonlinear dynamics of an F-16 aircraft, based upon sine-sweep data collected during a ground vibration test (GVT) campaign. Various analysis techniques, including the ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at investigating the nonlinear dynamics of an F-16 aircraft, based upon sine-sweep data collected during a ground vibration test (GVT) campaign. Various analysis techniques, including the mere visual inspection of the time series, the wavelet transform and the restoring force surface method, are utilised and reveal that the F-16 wing-to-payload mounting interfaces exhibit both softening and hardening nonlinearities. [less ▲]

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See detailExuberant inflammatory reaction after an infiltration of platelet-rich plasma to treat tendinopathy
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; LEONARD, Philippe ULg et al

in Book of abstracts of 18th Annual Congress of the ECSS (2013, June)

Background: PRP, obtained from centrifuged autologous blood, contains a large quantity of growth factors, which may enhance the tissue healing processes. Local infiltration of PRP represents a relatively ... [more ▼]

Background: PRP, obtained from centrifuged autologous blood, contains a large quantity of growth factors, which may enhance the tissue healing processes. Local infiltration of PRP represents a relatively new treatment for tendinopathies. To date, no side effects have been reported after infiltration of PRP to treat tendinopathy. Case report: A 35-year-old patient had a right upper patellar tendinopathy which was resistant to all conservative treatments for more than 6 months. The patient was a type 1 diabetic (well controlled). He had an intratendinous infiltration of 6 mL of PRP (8.105 platelets/mm3, almost no red or white blood cells) after disinfection but without local anaesthetic. Immediately following the infiltration, local cryotherapy was performed for 15 minutes. NSAIDs were avoided, but class-1 or -2 pain-killers were authorised if necessary. A standardised sub-maximal eccentric rehabilitation should have been started 1 week after. However, the patient experienced local swelling with erythema, increased heating and pain which appeared just underneath the patella, but without biological inflammatory syndrome. A great Doppler signal in a thicker patellar tendon was observed by US, but there was no sign of local infectious disease demonstrated by either CT or MRI. However, the local inflammation did not decrease after a progressive 3-week treatment of local cryotherapy, local and oral NSAIDs and colchicine 1 mg. Thus, an insidious infection was suspected, even though there was neither evidence of biological inflammatory syndrome nor sign of infectious lesion on imagery examination. An antibiotic therapy (rifampicine 600 mg + minocycline 100 mg) was initiated for 3 months. Finally, a 3-phase bone scintigraphy suggested the presence of a complex regional pain syndrome type 1 treated by a classical physical therapy and concomitant class-2 pain killers. The evolution was favourable after 6 months of symptomatic treatment, and the pain decreased to a level similar to that before the infiltration of PRP. Discussion/Conclusions: This case report draws attention to potential side effects that are linked to this new therapy by infiltration of platelet rich plasma in case of tendinopathy, in particular when used in patients with type 1 diabetes. Thus, the balance between benefits and risks must be carefully evaluated before using this treatment in patients with type 1 diabetes. Reference: Platelet-rich plasma application in the management of chronic tendinopathies. Acta Orthop Belg 2013; 79: 10-15. [less ▲]

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See detailControl of Dispersed Generation to Regulate Distribution and Support Transmission Voltages
Valverde, Gustavo ULg; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proc. IEEE PES 2013 PowerTech Conference (2013, June)

This paper presents an on-line centralized controller based on Model Predictive Control concepts to regulate distribution network voltages, and possibly support transmission network. It computes and ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an on-line centralized controller based on Model Predictive Control concepts to regulate distribution network voltages, and possibly support transmission network. It computes and applies a sequence of changes of the distributed generators power outputs to progressively meet a set of operation constraints at distribution, and possibly transmission level. An 11-kV, 75-bus test system with 22 distributed generators is used to illustrate the performance of the proposed controller when transmission system support is requested. Comparisons with single-step open-loop control are also provided. [less ▲]

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See detailSmart agritourism: How to take advantage of local and regional assets?
Dubois, Charline ULg; Schmitz, Serge ULg

in Helgadóttir, Guðrún (Ed.) NAF 2013 – Rural Tourism, Challenges in Changing Times (2013, June)

Agritourism, subset of rural tourism, is defined in Wallonia and in Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as a tourist accommodation or a set of tourist activities on an active farm. In these regions, rural ... [more ▼]

Agritourism, subset of rural tourism, is defined in Wallonia and in Grand Duchy of Luxembourg as a tourist accommodation or a set of tourist activities on an active farm. In these regions, rural environment becomes a recreation place for tourist seeking for rurality and also proximity of agriculture. Because of the difficulties of some agricultural areas in West European countryside, some farmers, actors of rural milieu in transformation, open their farmhouse to g! uests while other actors, among which authorities, imagine agr! itourism as an easy and magic solution to the safeguard of rural life. This paper analyses the agritourism development through its socio-economic and environmental assets to understand what influences its development in a particular region. How does it deal with environmental assets, relative proximity and local community? The analysis is based on data collected through surveys and interviews in Wallonia and in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: 1148 questionnaires were administered in tourist locations in July and August 2012, and 31 life histories were collected from farmers these last three winters. The paper highlights that the farm has both to find a niche on the rural tourist market and to take advantage of embeddedness in the local and the regional contexts. This approach of linking typology of Walloon and Luxembourg agritourist products, type of rural areas and geographical settings shows that it cannot be limited only to environmental assets and that other factors infl! uence the development of particular agritourist products such as the accessibility, the local community, the hospitality, the rural development policy, the farming orientation, and the complementarity with tourist places. [less ▲]

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See detailASSESSMENT OF FATIGUE RELIABILITY FOR JACKET-TYPE OFFSHORE PLATFORMS CONSIDERING DYNAMIC BEHAVOIR
Reza Khedmati, Mohammad; Rigo, Philippe ULg; Amrane, Amirouche ULg et al

in Proceedings of the ASME 2013 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE 2013 (2013, June)

In order to traditionally investigate the strength of marine structures, the structure is subjected to a maximum static load. However, the marine structures are usually suffering environmental forces ... [more ▼]

In order to traditionally investigate the strength of marine structures, the structure is subjected to a maximum static load. However, the marine structures are usually suffering environmental forces varying with time. Wave forces are the most important time dependent loading that causes fatigue in structural elements and joints. In this paper different methods base on S-N curve and linear elastic failure mechanics are presented. The governing equations and theories that are used in each method are expressed and the application of each method will be discussed. The two main methods of deterministic analyses are: stressbased approach (S-N curve approach) and linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) approaches. These approaches are applicable to different analyzing strategies, ie the first approach is used for cases in which general form of fatigue is dominant, but the latter involves the calculations of reliability as functions of crack geometry and its boundary conditions. The SPD12C jacket platform is also modeled as a case study and the results of fatigue reliability analysis are presented. In this paper a comprehensive method is presented to accurately predict the reliability of offshore platforms. This method is based on S-N curve and the results are compared with the fatigue life of joints. Due to nonlinear interaction of soil and piles and the other affecting parameters such as flexibility of joints, non Gaussian procedure of loading, and nonlinearity of reaction force, the precise analyzing of stress levels will be impossible and a complex numerical analysis could only give limited information about the statistical properties of stress. In order to perform the fatigue analysis and predicting the cycles of stress SACS was used which is known as a powerful software in designing and analyzing offshore structures. In this paper the whole structure was modeled subjected to different forces such as wave and sea currents. The effects of parameters such as marine growth and interaction of soil and piles are also included. The latter is shown to have a significant effect on determination of fatigue life of the platform. [less ▲]

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See detailDetection and Localisation of Damage on Industrially Produced Concrete Slabs Through Time- and Frequency-Domain Approaches
Nguyen, Viet Ha; Mahowald, Jean; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg et al

in Carrera, E; Miglioretti, F; Petrolo, M (Eds.) 6th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials (SMART2013) (2013, June)

The objective of this work is to address the problem of damage detection in civil engineering structures using non-destructive techniques and dynamic measurements. To this purpose, time- or frequency ... [more ▼]

The objective of this work is to address the problem of damage detection in civil engineering structures using non-destructive techniques and dynamic measurements. To this purpose, time- or frequency-domain methods are used for the diagnostics. It consists in practical output-only techniques as Stochastic Subspace Identification (SSI) for modal identification or Enhanced Principal Component Analysis (EPCA) for detecting the presence of damage. The use of the Hankel matrix instead of the observation matrix improves effectively the robustness of these methods. Damage localization is based on Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) and sensitivity analysis of PCA results. The efficiency of the above-mentioned methods has been demonstrated in earlier studies mainly on numerical models and small-scale laboratory experiments [3, 4]. It was also tested successfully on industrial examples to perform machine condition monitoring using a reduced set of sensors [2]. In this work, the investigation is performed on precast prestressed and non-prestressed concrete slabs. Successive damages were artificially introduced in the slabs by loading heavy weights and by cutting steel wires, which induced cracks in the structure. The examples show the consequences of the considered techniques for damage identification. The results that are very different between prestressed and non-prestressed slabs may be used as input for the condition control of this kind of structures. [less ▲]

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See detailThe contributions of pairs of parallel surfaces in a simple analytical model of room reverberation
Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in I.C.A. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 2013 ICA Congress (2013, June)

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See detailInvestigation of biological markers to evaluate the adaptation of the newborn Belgian Blue calf to the extrauterine life. A pilot study.
Ronzoni, Anna ULg; Theron, Léonard ULg; De Marchin, Emmanuelle et al

in Dalin, Göran (Ed.) 15th International Conference on Production Diseases in Farms Animals, Book of Abstracts (2013, June)

Adaptation to extrauterine life and immunity transfer at calving are more at stake when dealing with highly productive breeds such as the Belgian Blue Cattle Breed (BBCB). The purpose of the present pilot ... [more ▼]

Adaptation to extrauterine life and immunity transfer at calving are more at stake when dealing with highly productive breeds such as the Belgian Blue Cattle Breed (BBCB). The purpose of the present pilot study was to evaluate different blood markers, from the birth to the first week of life in BBCB calves, in order to investigate fundamental aspects of the adaptation to the extrauterine life as passive immunity transfer and early energy metabolism. Eighty calves coming from 10 different farms located in Wallonia (Belgium) were enrolled. A clinical examination was performed to verify viability and maturity at birth. Blood samples were collected at birth, day 1 and day 3 to 7. Passive immunity transfer analysis included serum and colostrum immunoglobulin G (IgG) concentration, and plasmatic selenium concentration (Se). Glycemia, serum insulin and cortisol concentration have been considered for the energy metabolism analysis. The data collected were statistically analysed using logistic regression and unpaired t-test. All calves were born alive, viable and mature by caesarean section. Mortality rate was 0% at one week and 5% at three months. Only 33% of calves had an IgG concentration >16g/L after one week of age, while only 34% of colostra had an IgG concentration >70g/L. Glycemia and serum insulin concentration at birth were significantly lower than other breeds, and plasmatic selenium concentration were coherent with low supplemented dams. We compared calves across IgG concentration classes (>16 g/L vs <16g/L). The crosssectional analysis of the risk of FPT when given low IgG concentration colostra has shown a non significant odd ratio (OR 1,058 and 0,39116 g/L) (p<0,001). No significant difference has been shown between cortisol and glycemia (p=0,3) nor insulin and glycemia (p=0,2) at birth. These data suggest a significant difference in BBCB calves on several metabolic markers, but they also revealed that immunity transfer and micronutrition of pregnant hyper-productive dams remain a challenge in modern farms. [less ▲]

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See detailModeling and simulation of the domestic energy use in Belgium following a bottom-up approach
Georges, Emeline ULg; Gendebien, Samuel ULg; Bertagnolio, Stéphane ULg et al

in Proceedings of the CLIMA 2013 11th REHVA World Congress & 8th International Conference on IAQVEC (2013, June)

The present paper presents a “bottom-up” approach dedicated to the modeling and simulation of the domestic energy use. This methodology focuses first on a microanalysis (i.e. modeling and simulation of a ... [more ▼]

The present paper presents a “bottom-up” approach dedicated to the modeling and simulation of the domestic energy use. This methodology focuses first on a microanalysis (i.e. modeling and simulation of a set of representative households). Results from this micro-analysis are then used and extended to allow drawing conclusions at a macro-scale. The methodology can be validated by comparing simulation results to annual national energy consumption indexes or synthetic load profiles (energy consumption profiles generated from values of predefined past periods). Once the method is validated, it can be used to study the impact of different retrofit scenarios on the annual energy use and on the energy demand profiles. This paper describes the methodology developed for Belgium. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a concept of operation using BIM technologies to improve productivity in construction projects.
Tahrani, Souha; Schmitz, Dimitri ULg; Leonard, Michael et al

in Proceedings CSCE 2013 (2013, June)

The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the potential role of approaches that integrates the BIM and productivity measurement tools to increase the productivity in construction. A concept of ... [more ▼]

The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the potential role of approaches that integrates the BIM and productivity measurement tools to increase the productivity in construction. A concept of operation will be proposed in the context of a pilot project that is designed to be used in future projects that use a new constructive system which is developed by industrial partners; this system offers a controlled and protected building environment. The research methodology is structured into four steps. 1) Benchmarking the firm's current situation through direct observations, surveys and interviews to identify issues and challenges related to the use of technologies, the current process, and the organizational structure of the project. 2) Defining the desired situation based on the project’s stakeholders’ expectations. 3) Using Focus Groups to determine and sort the requirements for an instrumentation of the new Construction Process. 4) Determining the instrumentation to be installed to support the new operation modes that are to be used by industrial partners. This instrumentation is supported by BIM, Productivity and ICT tools, and will be validated through site tests and interviews with project’s stakeholders. Preliminary results showed a problem of coordination and communication in the project, and identified resistance factors to technology adoption, specifically BIM implementation. The paper also highlights several wastes that have been found during pilot project analysis, and that have been correlated to the wastes found from literature. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical investigation of continuous fiber glass drawing
Chouffart, Quentin ULg; Simon, Philippe; Terrapon, Vincent ULg

in Idelsohn, Sergio R; Papadrakakis, Manolis; Schrefler, Bernhard A (Eds.) Proceedings of the V International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (2013, June)

The physics of glass fiber drawing is studied through numerical simulations and experimental measurements, with a focus on the fluid region, from the hole tip at the bushing plate to the glass transition ... [more ▼]

The physics of glass fiber drawing is studied through numerical simulations and experimental measurements, with a focus on the fluid region, from the hole tip at the bushing plate to the glass transition point. The influence of the different heat transfer mechanisms is investigated to understand their respective impact on fiberization, such as fiber radius attenuation and internal stresses. Numerical predictions are then compared to experimental data measurements obtained from a dedicated fiberization unit. Numerical and experimental results show a good agreement. In particular, it is found that the ambient air temperature and the radiation have an important impact on the fiber cooling rate. Moreover, for a prescribed fiber diameter, internal stresses are lower when operating at a higher temperature. [less ▲]

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See detailThe influence of grinding media alloys on the flotation performances at Ellatsite plant (Bulgaria)
Bastin, David ULg; Gaydardzhiev, Stoyan ULg; Jacques, Simon et al

in Proceedings of the XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress (2013, June)

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See detailPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) to treat upper patellar tendinopathies
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; Croisier, Jean-Louis ULg; SIMONI, Paolo ULg et al

in Book of abstracts of 18th Annual Congress of the ECSS (2013, June)

Introduction: Tendinopathies, especially upper patellar tendinopathy also known as jumper’s knee, often remain rebel to conservative treatments. Several experimental studies have shown the healing ... [more ▼]

Introduction: Tendinopathies, especially upper patellar tendinopathy also known as jumper’s knee, often remain rebel to conservative treatments. Several experimental studies have shown the healing properties of platelet and their growth factors. These factors have the potentiality to improve healing of different tissues: bones, muscles, tendons... Researches have specifically demonstrated the platelets action as mediator and/or enhancer of tissue healing. On the other hand, such treatment has been totally removed of list of doping treatments. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of 1 injection of PRP in patients suffering from chronic jumper’s knee. Methods: Patients performed imaging (US and MRI) and functional assessments, and a clinical examination using an algometer, before treatment and 6 weeks after PRP treatment. They were also invited to answer to questionnaire relative to pain and functional status. PRP was obtained from autologous blood using an apheresis system (COM.TEC, Fresenius). The injection of 6mL of PRP was realised without local anaesthesia into the proximal insertion of the patellar tendon. A 48h rest-time was recommended after infiltration. Afterwards, a submaximal eccentric reeducation was initiated 1 week after infiltration 3 times a week during 5 weeks. In case of pain, anti-inflammatory drugs were prohibited and patient were encouraged to take class I or II painbrakers. Our protocol was approved by Ethic Committee of University and University Hospital of Liège. Results: Eighteen patients with jumper’s knee were included in our study. Pre-injection tests revealed pain of the upper part of the patellar tendon just below the patella, associated with loss of function. Imaging exams confirmed diagnosis. Six weeks post-injection, the clinical status was improved for the majority of the patients, with a significant decrease of algo-functional scores. The pain reported during functional assessments was decreased (in particular for the eccentric actions), yet no significant improvement of physical performances was observed. We found no significant differences between imaging exams before and 6 weeks after PRP injection. Conclusion: One in situ injection of PRP clinically improved patients with jumper’s knee 6 weeks after treatment. Most patients reported a decrease of pain during day-life and through physical activities. However nor functional performances neither imaging were improved. A followup at 3 months is actually in process to evaluate more long term efficacy of PRP treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailA Site-Specific Grain Yield Response Surface : Computing the Identity Card of a Crop Under Different Nitrogen Management Scenarios
Dumont, Benjamin ULg; Basso, Bruno; Leemans, Vincent ULg et al

in The acts of the EFITA2013 congress (2013, June)

At the parcel scale, crop models such as STICS are powerful tools to study the effects of variable inputs such as management practices (e.g. nitrogen (N) fertilization). In combination with a weather ... [more ▼]

At the parcel scale, crop models such as STICS are powerful tools to study the effects of variable inputs such as management practices (e.g. nitrogen (N) fertilization). In combination with a weather generator, we propose a general methodology that allows studying the yield variability linked to climate uncertainty, in order to assess the best practices in applying fertilizers. Our study highlights that, using the usual practice of Belgian farmers, namely applying three doses of 60kgN/ha, the yield’s distribution presents the highest degree of asymmetry. This implies the highest probability to achieve yields superior to the mean. The computed return time of expected yield shows that 9 years out of 10, a grain yield of 7.26 tons.ha-1 could at least be achieved. [less ▲]

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See detailDistributed load interruption and shedding against voltage delayed recovery or instability
Otomega, Bogdan; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proc. IEEE PES 2013 PowerTech Conference (2013, June)

This paper deals with a two-part system integrity protection scheme to be installed in distribution networks, to counteract fault-induced delayed voltage recovery or even short-term voltage instability ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with a two-part system integrity protection scheme to be installed in distribution networks, to counteract fault-induced delayed voltage recovery or even short-term voltage instability due to induction motors. The first part consists of a fast triggered but temporary reduction of some loads to facilitate motor re-acceleration after fault clearing. The second part resorts to load shedding, as a back-up. The scheme relies on purely distributed controllers; each of them measures a bus voltage and interrupts/disconnects load at the same bus. Tests have been performed on a generic MV/LV system. They illustrate the benefit of load interruption and the selectivity of the proposed scheme. [less ▲]

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See detailIdentifying and modeling the integrated design process of net Zero Energy buildings
Attia, Shady ULg; Walter, Emmanuel; Andersen, Marilyne

in Proceedings of the High Performance Buildings - Design and Evaluation Methodologies Conference (2013, June)

High Performance Buildings (HPB), including Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) and nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) are emerging as an important market in Europe and around the world. However, there are ... [more ▼]

High Performance Buildings (HPB), including Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) and nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) are emerging as an important market in Europe and around the world. However, there are very few studies that aim to model the process of HPBs and define key design processes, decisions and competencies of design teams. More importantly, there is hardly any documentation processes on tools currently being used to design high performance building. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify, model and propose a generic integrated process maps for HPB. The generic process map focuses on the design phases steps, roles and tools used. The research methodology is based on literature review and a case study. With the help of a process modelling software (TIBCO), a Swiss office building (Green Office) is used to validate the produced process maps. The visual maps delivers insights on the integrated design process reporting on the means of improving the delivery of HPBs. [less ▲]

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See detailAircraft engine gas path diagnostic methods: public benchmarking results
Simon, Donald; Borguet, Sébastien ULg; Léonard, Olivier ULg et al

in Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2013 (2013, June)

Recent technology reviews have identified the need for objective assessments of aircraft engine health management (EHM) technologies. To help address this issue, a publicly available gas path diagnostic ... [more ▼]

Recent technology reviews have identified the need for objective assessments of aircraft engine health management (EHM) technologies. To help address this issue, a publicly available gas path diagnostic benchmarking problem has been created and made publicly available. This software tool, referred to as the Propulsion Diagnostic Method Evaluation Strategy (ProDiMES), has been constructed based on feedback provided by individuals within the aircraft EHM community. It provides a standard benchmarking problem enabling users to develop, evaluate and compare diagnostic methods. This paper will present an overview of ProDiMES along with a description of four gas path diagnostic methods developed and applied to the problem. These methods, which include analytical and empirical diagnostic techniques, will be described and associated blind test case metric results will be presented and compared. Lessons learned along with recommendations for improving the public benchmarking processes will also be presented and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailExploiting Localization for Faster Power System Dynamic Simulations
Aristidou, Petros ULg; Fabozzi, Davide; Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg

in Proc. IEEE PES 2013 PowerTech Conference (2013, June)

This paper proposes an algorithm for exploiting the localized response of power system components to accelerate dynamic simulations. During the simulation, components marginally participating to the ... [more ▼]

This paper proposes an algorithm for exploiting the localized response of power system components to accelerate dynamic simulations. During the simulation, components marginally participating to the system dynamics are characterized as latent and their dynamic models are replaced by much simpler equivalents. At the same time, components with significant dynamic activity are characterized as active and their original dynamic models are used. Based on the criterion proposed, components switch status between active and latent to increase performance while retaining accuracy. Two realistic test systems, a medium-scale and a large-scale, are used for the performance evaluation of the proposed method. [less ▲]

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See detailNumerical Simulation of Double Cup Extrusion Test using the Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Formalism
Boman, Romain ULg; Koeune, Roxane; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe ULg

in Proceedings of Coupled Problems 2013 (2013, June)

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See detailBilan de 5 années de conception et de régulation d'outils pédagogiques innovants: implémentation d'un portfolio dans un enseignement de l'architecture par compétences
Scheffers, Patricia ULg

in Actes du VIIème Colloque: Questions de Pédagogies en Enseignement Supérieur (2013, June)

Entre 2007 et 2012, des innovations pédagogiques initialement conçues de façon intuitive et ponctuelle par quelques enseignants se sont développées, améliorées et généralisées. Comment ont-elles ... [more ▼]

Entre 2007 et 2012, des innovations pédagogiques initialement conçues de façon intuitive et ponctuelle par quelques enseignants se sont développées, améliorées et généralisées. Comment ont-elles progressivement pris corps d'un point de vue théorique ? Comment sont-elles devenues les composantes essentielles d'un portfolio qui se développera peut-être bientôt sur plusieurs années du cursus ? Comment l'ensemble s'articule-t-il autour d'un projet de référentiel de compétences facultaire ? [less ▲]

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See detailUsing mobile milking robots for special quality dairy products based on site specific grazing
Oudshoorn, F.W.; Philipsen, B.; Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg et al

in A Helgadóttir (Ed.) Grassland Science in Europe : The role of Grasslands in a Green Future - Threats and Perspectives in Less Favoured Areas (2013, June)

An option for combining grazing and automatic milking is Infield Automatic Milking, with more or less mobile infield automatic milking systems (IAMS), which have been practiced since 2008 in several ... [more ▼]

An option for combining grazing and automatic milking is Infield Automatic Milking, with more or less mobile infield automatic milking systems (IAMS), which have been practiced since 2008 in several European countries. This emerging technology can be used to harvest milk from specific areas, giving specialized dairies the possibility to market concept milk, cheese or butter. Terroir dairy can be a new way to increase marginal product value and thereby farm income. Three different options are described; i) the IAMS placed on a stationary platform in the field, ii) movable together with facilities necessary for the functionality from field to field, iii) as a self propelled moving unit that changes positions in the field every day, requiring transportation of the milk to the field border. All systems could guarantee dairy products based on maximum grazing for the period the pasture can provide sufficient feeding. Batch size depends on the dairies minimum process volume for the specific products, local conditions will be decisive for the amount of days needed for pooling before production. [less ▲]

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See detailApport des TICE dans la mise en place d'une pédagogie active pour les grands groupes
Colaux, Catherine ULg; Georges, François ULg; Poumay, Marianne ULg

in Actes du VIIè colloque Questions de Pédagogie dans l’Enseignement Supérieur (2013, June)

Il n'est pas toujours simple pour un étudiant de comprendre le bien fondé de certains cours généraux. Pour éviter leur démotivation il est important de pouvoir les aider à donner du sens à ceux-ci, mais ... [more ▼]

Il n'est pas toujours simple pour un étudiant de comprendre le bien fondé de certains cours généraux. Pour éviter leur démotivation il est important de pouvoir les aider à donner du sens à ceux-ci, mais comment procéder dans de grands auditoires où les cours ex cathedra font légion ? Utilisées en guise de préparation de cours magistraux, les TICE exploitées dans certaines conditions (collaboration, contrôle laissé aux apprenants, réflexivité et temps) donneraient plus d'authenticité aux exposés et offriraient aux apprenants d'y être davantage actifs [less ▲]

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See detailUsing mobile milking robots for special quality dairy products based on site specific grazing
Oudshoorn, F.W.; Philipsen, B.; Dufrasne, Isabelle ULg et al

in A Helgadóttir (Ed.) Grassland Science in Europe : The role of Grasslands in a Green Future - Threats and Perspectives in Less Favoured Areas (2013, June)

An option for combining grazing and automatic milking is Infield Automatic Milking, with more or less mobile infield automatic milking systems (IAMS), which have been practiced since 2008 in several ... [more ▼]

An option for combining grazing and automatic milking is Infield Automatic Milking, with more or less mobile infield automatic milking systems (IAMS), which have been practiced since 2008 in several European countries. This emerging technology can be used to harvest milk from specific areas, giving specialized dairies the possibility to market concept milk, cheese or butter. Terroir dairy can be a new way to increase marginal product value and thereby farm income. Three different options are described; i) the IAMS placed on a stationary platform in the field, ii) movable together with facilities necessary for the functionality from field to field, iii) as a self propelled moving unit that changes positions in the field every day, requiring transportation of the milk to the field border. All systems could guarantee dairy products based on maximum grazing for the period the pasture can provide sufficient feeding. Batch size depends on the dairies minimum process volume for the specific products, local conditions will be decisive for the amount of days needed for pooling before production. [less ▲]

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See detailA new computational method for nonlinear normal modes of nonconservative systems
Renson, Ludovic ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the Euromech Colloquium n. 541 - New Advances in the Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Composites for Smart Engineering Design (2013, June)

The concept of nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) was introduced with the aim of providing a rigorous generalization of normal modes to nonlinear systems. Initially, NNMs were defined as periodic solutions of ... [more ▼]

The concept of nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) was introduced with the aim of providing a rigorous generalization of normal modes to nonlinear systems. Initially, NNMs were defined as periodic solutions of the underlying conservative system, and continuation algorithms were recently exploited to compute them. To extend the concept of NNMs to nonconservative systems, Shaw and Pierre defined an NNM as a two-dimensional invariant manifold in the system’s phase space. This contribution presents a novel algorithm for solving the set of partial differential equations governing the manifold geometry numerically. The resolution strategy takes advantage of the hyperbolic nature of the equations to progressively solve them in annular regions. Each region is defined by two different iso-energy curves and equations are discretized using a specific finite element technique. The proposed strategy also offers the opportunity to estimate the frequency-energy dependence of the mode without using time integration. The algorithm is applied to both conservative and nonconservative systems. [less ▲]

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See detailComparison of the Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) with the high sensitive cardiac troponin T in healthy runners
LE GOFF, Caroline ULg; MELON, Pierre ULg; BREVERS, Eric ULg et al

in Book of abstracts of 18th Annual Congress of the ECSS (2013, June)

Background: Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) is a low molecular weight protein involved in the intracellular uptake and buffering of long chain fatty in the myocardium. It is an early marker ... [more ▼]

Background: Heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) is a low molecular weight protein involved in the intracellular uptake and buffering of long chain fatty in the myocardium. It is an early marker for acute coronary syndrome. Troponin T (TnT) is a component of the contractile apparatus of the striated musculature. Cardiac TnT is a cardio-specific, highly sensitive marker for myocardial damage. The aim of our study was to compare the results obtained with the H-FABP and the highly sensitive cardiac troponins (hsTnT) and to test their cardiospecificity in healthy runners. Methods: Twenty three runners (marathon) were enrolled. We drowned samples at three times: just before (T0), just after (T1), and three hours after the end of the race (T3). H-FABP was determined with a Randox immunoturbidimetric assay and hs-TnT with a Roche electrochemiluminescence immunoassay, both on Cobas 6000. A linear regression was calculated to observe if there is any correlation between the two biomarkers. Values above the 95th percentile for H-FABP (2.5ng/mL) and the 99th percentile for hsTnT (14ng/L) were considered as positive. Results: At T0, none of the subjects were positive for hsTnT but 35% were positive for H-FABP; at T1, 83% for hsTnT and 100% for H-FABP; at T3, 83% for hsTnT and 96% for H-FABP. At T0, the regression equation was H-FABP T0 = 3.9454 – 0.1001 x hsTnT T0; at T1: H-FABP T1 = 51.838 – 1.7026 x hsTnT T1; at T3: H-FABP T3 = 47.977 – 1.6193 x hsTnT T3. No correlation was observed between the two biomarkers at the different time. Conclusions: We observed a significant increase of H-FABP and hsTnT in runners. These markers are independent to each other. These values could biologically correspond to a heart ischemia. However, we suggested that exercise-induced cardiac hsTnT and H-FABP release is not a marker of exercise-induced pathology but likely a physiologic response to effort or an exercise-induced cardiac remodelling. [less ▲]

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See detailLes macrophytes dans les ruisseaux de référence wallons: caractérisation des sites et typologie floristique
Sossey Alaoui, Khadija ULg; Galoux, Daniel; Rosillon, Francis ULg

in Colloque international des Macrophytyes: IRSTEA, Bordeaux 28-30 mai 2013 (2013, May 30)

La Directive européenne cadre 2000/60/CE sur l’eau a pour objectif l’atteinte du bon état écologique et du bon état chimique au sein des bassins hydrographiques, d'ici 2015. Pour établir l’état écologique ... [more ▼]

La Directive européenne cadre 2000/60/CE sur l’eau a pour objectif l’atteinte du bon état écologique et du bon état chimique au sein des bassins hydrographiques, d'ici 2015. Pour établir l’état écologique, la Directive impose de mesurer l’écart à la référence pour les indicateurs de la qualité biologique des cours d’eau (macroinvertébrés, diatomées, poissons, macrophytes et phytoplancton). L’élaboration d’une typologie macrophytique des ruisseaux de référence du bassin hydrographique de la Meuse, en Wallonie est l’objectif de l’étude. Les 50 sites étudiés font l’objet d’une caractérisation physico-chimique et mésologique et ensuite de relevés de végétation. Ceux-ci sont effectués sur des segments de cours d’eau de 100m de long et le recouvrement de chaque espèce est estimé selon une échelle d’abondance. Les ruisseaux étudiés peuvent être considérés comme le résultat d’un inventaire quasi exhaustif pour la Wallonie. Les plantes supérieures (hydrophytes), les mousses, les hépatiques, les macroalgues sont identifiées sur le terrain et au laboratoire à l’aide du binoculaire et du microscope. Le degré de la pente, l’altitude de la source et du site, l’occupation du sol, la géologie et certaines caractéristiques physico-chimiques de l’eau (ph, conductivité, teneur en calcium, magnésium et alcalinité) permettent de caractériser les stations. Six ensembles de ruisseaux avec leurs espèces caractéristiques sont mis en évidence par le "Two-Way Clustering" et "l’Indicator Species". L'analyse du déterminisme de distribution de la végétation dans les différents ensembles montre que ces derniers sont étroitement liés aux régions naturelles et leur typologie s’inscrit dans la typologie physique choisie par le Service public de Wallonie. [less ▲]

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See detailThe economic and environmental feasibility of biogas buses in Liege
Mostert, Martine ULg; Limbourg, Sabine ULg

in 2013 BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days - Proceedings (2013, May 30)

Everyday, many students at the University of Liège have to drive to the Sart-Tilman village to attend their courses. These journeys are responsible for the emission of harmful particles which have ... [more ▼]

Everyday, many students at the University of Liège have to drive to the Sart-Tilman village to attend their courses. These journeys are responsible for the emission of harmful particles which have negative impacts on climate and human health. This paper analyzes the economic and environmental feasibility of using biogas buses for public transport in Liège. The idea of implementing biogas buses is based on the proposed recycling of organic waste by the company INTRADEL, which manages and treats waste in the region. The economic and environmental advantages and drawbacks of biogas buses are developed and compared with those of the current diesel bus fleet. The main conclusion of this study is that, while internalizing external costs due to pollution, the use of biogas buses becomes an attractive option compared with classical diesel buses. Nevertheless, it requires investment and might lead to resistance to change. However, it remains a good solution for the reduction of CO2 emissions. [less ▲]

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See detailCORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY, STRATEGY AND ACCOUNTING CONTROLS: AN EXPLORATION OF CORPORATE PRACTICES
Crutzen, Nathalie ULg

in Actes du 34ème congrès annuel de l'AFC (2013, May 30)

The accounting and management control literature demonstrates the key role of management control to support strategy implementation. However, despite several calls in the social and environmental ... [more ▼]

The accounting and management control literature demonstrates the key role of management control to support strategy implementation. However, despite several calls in the social and environmental accounting research (Parker, 2000; Chung and Parker, 2008), to date, very few studies have explored how management controls support the implementation of a sustainability strategy in practice. With reference to Malmi and Brown framework (2008), this paper explores the existence of a selection of accounting-based controls (planning, cybernetic control as well as reward and compensation systems) to support sustainability strategy deployment. Concretely, based on the qualitative analysis of seven cases, it investigates what kind of accounting-based management controls exists in multinational corporations to support the implementation of an explicit sustainability strategy [less ▲]

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See detailComparison between analytical and optimal control techniques in the differential drag based rendez-vous
Dell'Elce, Lamberto ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions & Technologies (2013, May 29)

The focus of this study is on differential drag for propellantless satellite rendez-vous. This technique is particularly attractive for low-Earth-orbit small satellites for which stringent weight ... [more ▼]

The focus of this study is on differential drag for propellantless satellite rendez-vous. This technique is particularly attractive for low-Earth-orbit small satellites for which stringent weight constraints apply. Most existing contributions are based on bang-bang strategies, which may be difficult to implement in practice. This is why the present paper proposes a novel strategy integrating pseudospectral optimal control for maneuver planning and model predictive control for dealing with uncertainties and unmodeled dynamics. One important advantage of this methodology is that it can naturally account for attitude dynamics and constraints, which, in turn, paves the way for the practical realization of differential drag-based rendez-vous. A realistic scenario involving two nanosatellites of the QB50 constellation is considered to illustrate and validate the proposed developments. In addition, a comparison of this numerical technique with an existing analytic solution is carried out, and their respective pros and cons are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCombination of actor’s play training and assertiveness program to reduce difficulties in self-affirmation: A preliminary study.
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Delvaux, Muriel ULg; Sarto, Danielle et al

in 2013 BAPS Annual Meeting : Conference booklet (2013, May 28)

BACKGROUND. Difficulties in assertiveness are often reported by individuals suffering from various psychological problems involving anxiety, depression. Cognitive and behavioral therapeutic procedures ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND. Difficulties in assertiveness are often reported by individuals suffering from various psychological problems involving anxiety, depression. Cognitive and behavioral therapeutic procedures have already proven their effectiveness in helping these patients. The aim of our study was to test the efficacy of new therapeutic procedure, inspired by the third wave of behavioral and cognitive psychotherapies. METHOD. Our study used an actor’s play training combined with an assertiveness program which comprised ten sessions: five of which were animated by an actress and five by a psychologist-psychotherapist. Each actor play’s session was given alternatively with a psychoeducation’s session. Twenty subjects participated in this program. They fulfilled these pre and post-test assessments: social self-efficacy questionnaire, self-affirmation scales, self-esteem scale, communication scale, anxiety and depression scales. Repeated measures’ ANOVAs have been used to compare pre and post-test results. RESULTS. Results showed statistically significant improvements on each dependent variable, except for the Communication Scale. The higher effects appeared for Beck Depression Inventory and Social Self-efficacy Questionnaire which presented an effect size of 0,74 and 0,56, respectively. Scores on STAI-A and B and on Self-affirmation Scale were over the effect size’s threshold. However, these improvements don’t attain control group’s scores reported in the scientific literature. DISCUSSION. The results highlighted that our program is effective in reducing difficulties in assertiveness. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Solar Sail Material (SSM) Project : Results of Activities
Dalla Vedova, Florio; de Wilde, Don; Semprimoschnig, Christopher et al

in The Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing: Book of abstracts (2013, May 28)

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See detailPsychosocial needs and perception of inequity: How spouses react to the cancer of their partner?
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Bragard, Isabelle ULg; Jonius, Bénédicte et al

in 2013 BAPS Annual Meeting : Conference booklet (2013, May 28)

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two ... [more ▼]

Background. Several studies have highlighted the importance of psychosocial needs in cancer patients’ spouses. Our study’s aim was to reduce these spouses’ needs, using a combination of two psychotherapeutic methods: 1. Psychosocial needs’ organization into a hierarchy; 2. Problem-solving method. We also assessed perception of inequity, which is a new concept used in psycho-oncology. This perception focusses on two feelings that spouses might experience in their relationships: firstly, the feeling of overbenefit and underinvestment; secondly, the feeling of underbenefit and overinvestment. Method. A longitudinal design with three assessments (T0,T1,T2) and two groups (experimental, control) was employed. Spouses fulfilled questionnaires: socio-demographic questionnaire, Psychosocial Needs Inventory, Perception of Inequity, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. At T0, all participants organised their psychosocial needs into a hierarchy. Experimental group practiced problem-solving method before control group. Indeed, experimental group practiced it between T0 and T1 while control group practiced it only between T1 and T2. Results. Thirty-seven spouses participated: N experimental group=19; N control group=18. Whenever the combination was given, repeated measures’ ANOVAs highlighted a significant decrease in unsatisfied psychosocial needs when participants have received both methods. Nevertheless, our results did not replicate previous findings according to which spouses experience a higher feeling of overinvestment and underbenefit than feeling of underinvestment and overbenefit. Discussion. Our results underline the interest of proposing psychotherapeutic methods to cancer patients’ spouses to reduce unsatisfied psychosocial needs: clinical implications will be further discussed. Moreover, perception of inequity is a significant concept in psycho-oncology which consequences will also be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegrated management of wild chamomile populations by tillage
Jaunard, Delphine ULg; Monty, Arnaud ULg; Mahy, Grégory ULg et al

in Agricultural and Apllied Biological Sciences (2013, May 21)

Gembloux, Belgium Chemical weeding in agriculture increasingly raises environmental, health and economic preoccupations. European authorities has set up legislations (directive 91/414, settlement 1107 ... [more ▼]

Gembloux, Belgium Chemical weeding in agriculture increasingly raises environmental, health and economic preoccupations. European authorities has set up legislations (directive 91/414, settlement 1107/2009, directive 2009/128) aiming to reduce risks related to the use of pesticides and encouraging integrated pest management. This situation leads professionals and scientists to take interest in the biology and population dynamics of weeds and to study the impacts of integrated pest management on weeds and crops. Tillage can potentially be an efficient weed control method in winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). We studied wild chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla L.) population dynamics and crop yields in an experimental winter wheat crop, in relation to tillage methods. Five modalities (i.e. different combinations of a stubble cultivator and/or a moldboard plow, including a no-tillage control) were applied during three years (2009-2012), with four replications, in Gembloux (Belgium). In each plot, M. chamomilla density was recorded throughout the seasons. In summer 2012, wild chamomile density was significantly lower in plots tilled with a moldboard plow. The use of a stubble cultivator did not significantly affect M. chamomilla density. In addition, we found higher wheat yields in ploughed plots, indicating that the decrease in M. chamomilla density reduced competition for wheat. To confirm these results, experiments are still under investigation in similar conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailFumigant toxicity of Mentha pulegium and Citrus aurantium essential oils to Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Tetranychidae) and Phytoseiulus persimilis (Acari: Phytoseiidae)
Attia, Sabrine; Grissa, K.L.; Lognay, Georges ULg et al

in Boeckx; Bossier, Peter; Smagghe, Guy (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 65th international symposium on crop protection (2013, May 21)

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See detailComparison of parameterization schemes for solving the discrete material optimization problem of composite structures
Duysinx, Pierre ULg; Guillermo Alonso, Maria ULg; Tong, Gao et al

in Halftka, Raphael; KIM, Nam Ho (Eds.) Proceeding of the 10th World Congress on Structural And Multidisciplinary Optimization (2013, May 19)

Optimal design of composite structures can be formulated as an optimal selection of material in a list of different laminates. Based on the seminal work by Stegmann and Lund, the optimal problem can be ... [more ▼]

Optimal design of composite structures can be formulated as an optimal selection of material in a list of different laminates. Based on the seminal work by Stegmann and Lund, the optimal problem can be stated as a topology optimization problem with multiple materials. The research work carries out a large investigation of different interpolation and penalization schemes for the optimal material selection problem. Besides the classical Design Material Optimization (DMO) scheme and the recent Shape Function with Penalization (SFP) scheme by Bruyneel, the research introduces a generalization of the SFP approach using a bi-value coding parameterization (BCP) by Gao, Zhang and Duysinx. The paper provides a comparison of the different parameterization approaches. It also proposes alternative penalization schemes and it investigates the effect of the power penalization. Finally, we discuss the solution aspects in the perspective of solving large-scale industrial applications. The conclusions are illustrated by a numerical application for the compliance maximization of an in-plane composite ply. [less ▲]

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See detailInnovative smart sensors to enhance eco-efficiency of a continuous (steel) production line
Saint-Mard, Michel; Stoukatch, Serguei ULg; Schischke, Karsten et al

in Proc. Conf. of the AMA Association for Sensor Technology (2013, May 15)

The paper aims to demonstrate the benefits for a global approach that allows to define new research directions, new potential industrial markets, and increasing interest from potential users. Combining ... [more ▼]

The paper aims to demonstrate the benefits for a global approach that allows to define new research directions, new potential industrial markets, and increasing interest from potential users. Combining performance, economic and environmental criteria in a joint assessment approach for the target applications of sensor systems, facilitates significantly the communication between service provider and user. The environmental assessment approach for sensor systems will be available as a beta-version online tool tentatively from July 2013 onwards. Interested SMEs are invited to get involved as the LCA to go consortium will provide also a comprehensive mentoring for SMEs [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of [18F]4-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-triazole-3,5-dione: an agent for specific radiolabelling of tyrosine.
Flagothier, Jessica ULg; Warnier, Corentin ULg; Lemaire, Christian ULg et al

in Flagothier, Jessica (Ed.) Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals (2013, May 14)

Objectives: Metal-free and mild tyrosine modification reactions are an attractive alternative to the commonly used lysine and cysteine modification protocols for peptide and proteins labelling. Recently ... [more ▼]

Objectives: Metal-free and mild tyrosine modification reactions are an attractive alternative to the commonly used lysine and cysteine modification protocols for peptide and proteins labelling. Recently, Ban and co-workers have reported a tyrosine bioconjugation through ene-type reactions. Cyclic diazodicarboxamides, which are electrophilic compounds, react selectively in o-position on the phenol side chain of tyrosine in mild aqueous conditions and the 1,2,4-triazolidine-3,5-dione linkage is hydrolytically and thermally stable. We herein present the synthesis of [18F]4-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-triazole-3,5-dione and the coupling with N-acyl tyrosine methylamide. Methods: The N,N,N-trimethyl-4-nitrobenzeneammonium trifluoromethanesulfonate 1 was prepared following a procedure previously reported [2]. The [18F]prosthetic group 6, [18F]4-(4-fluorophenyl)-1,2,4-triazole-3,5-dione, was synthesized in five steps. Results: The synthesis of the [18F]prosthetic group has been realized with a decay-corrected radiochemical yield of 20% in 90 minutes. The radiochemical yield of the coupling with N-acyl tyrosine methylamide is 40% (DC). This presented synthetic pathway should be easily automated: particulary because the purifications between the different steps are exclusively done on SPE cartridges. Conclusions: We successfully developed an efficient bioconjugation method for fluorine-18 labelling of tyrosine without prior modifications of the peptide in very mild conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailA national survey on the prevalence and treatment outcome of active Cushing's disease in Belgium
Bex, M; Nauwelaerts, H; T'Sjoen, Guy et al

in Endocrine Abstracts - 15th European Congress of Endocrinology (2013, May)

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See detailFeeding the premature gut
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 5th International Clinical & Community Nutrition Conference (2013, May)

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See detailReceptor expression in craniopharyngiomas causing tumor growth in pregnancy : case report and review of the literature
Tome, Monica; VROONEN, Laurent ULg; THIRY, Albert ULg et al

in Endocrine Abstracts - 15th European Congress of Endocrinology (2013, May)

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See detailEffects of eccentric versus concentric training on mouse muscle phenotype
Hody, Stéphanie ULg; Lacrosse, Zoé ULg; Leprince, Pierre ULg et al

in Abstract Book of 10th Meeting of Belgian Society for Neuroscience (2013, May)

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See detailShape optimization of periodic microstructures subject to stiffness and local stress constraints
Noël, Lise ULg; Van Miegroet, Laurent; Duysinx, Pierre ULg

in Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: Orlanda (USA), 19-24 mai 2013 (2013, May)

As suggested by Sigmund, material tailoring can be formulated as a structural optimization problem. However microstructural geometries can be rather complex while optimization process may introduce large ... [more ▼]

As suggested by Sigmund, material tailoring can be formulated as a structural optimization problem. However microstructural geometries can be rather complex while optimization process may introduce large shape modifications of boundaries and material interfaces. To circumvent the technical difficulties of classical shape optimization relying on numerous and tedious CAD model manipulations and remesh- ing, the Level Set description combined with a non-conforming XFEM analysis is a promising approach. In the present work, this approach that has been developed in work by Van Miegroet is extended to the investigation of periodic microstructures subject to compliance or stress constraints. The approach is illustrated on the famous problem of the Vigdergauz microstructure. [less ▲]

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See detailPerspectives pour une transition durable des territoires périurbains.
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Journées Aperau : Aménager les métropoles. (2013, May)

L’article traite de la transition durable des territoires périurbains. Deux leviers d’action sont mobilisés à cette fin: (1) la forme urbaine et (2) la mobilité. Trois types de scénarios centrés sur une ... [more ▼]

L’article traite de la transition durable des territoires périurbains. Deux leviers d’action sont mobilisés à cette fin: (1) la forme urbaine et (2) la mobilité. Trois types de scénarios centrés sur une évolution du stock bâti existant sont modélisés et évalués (la rénovation énergétique, la densification et la démolition/reconstruction) de façon à répondre à deux questions : « comment intervenir dans les quartiers périurbains existants? » et « où intervenir? ». Ces simulations montrent que le renouvellement périurbain par densification des quartiers les mieux localisés permet de dépasser le clivage traditionnel entre les modèles de la « ville compacte » et de la « ville diffuse », en offrant de véritables opportunités pour la transition durable des territoires périurbains existants. Ces résultats théoriques, et appréhendés du seul point de vue énergétique, sont ensuite recadrés dans un contexte plus large pour mettre en évidence les opportunités, les limitations, les contraintes et la faisabilité de ces scénarios. [less ▲]

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See detailImplementing sustainability strategies through accounting controls: An exploration of practices in seven multinational corporations
Crutzen, Nathalie ULg; Schaltegger, Stefan

in Proceedings of the 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA) (2013, May)

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See detailTracking of critical minerals/elements using multispectral quantitative analysis: the case of Chelopech (Bulgaria)
Evrard, Maxime ULg; Pirard, Eric ULg

in Fourth International Symposium: Mineral resources and Mine development (2013, May)

The Chelopech gold-copper mine is localized in the western part of Bulgaria and is one of the largest gold producer in Europe. The most of extracted copper in Chelopech Mining come from arseniate ... [more ▼]

The Chelopech gold-copper mine is localized in the western part of Bulgaria and is one of the largest gold producer in Europe. The most of extracted copper in Chelopech Mining come from arseniate sulfosalts (enargite and tennantite) but also sulphides such as bornite, chalcopyrite and covellite. Gold, silver and critical elements (Ge, Te and Se) are associated with this mineralization but only gold and silver are recovered. An image processing method is applied on different flotation plant samples: ore after milling, tailings 1; tailings 2, total tailings and concentrate. Polished sections made with these samples are analyzed in order to quantify the mineral amounts in each sample. The purpose of this quantitative analysis is to know the nature and proportions of mineral phases at each stage of the process. This study allow to know in which forms copper, arsenic and trace elements are present in the different samples and to track them during the different stages, which is very relevant information in order to improve ore treatment and tailings management. [less ▲]

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See detailA nap to recap: Reward strengthens relational memory during daytime sleep
Igloi, Kinga; Gaggioni, Giulia Alice ULg; Eryilmaz, Hamdi et al

in Abstract book of the SSSSC annual meeting (2013, May)

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See detailSyndromes canalaires rares du membre supérieur - Apport des bilans électrophysiologiques
Kaux, Jean-François ULg; MASSART, Nicolas ULg; TINANT, France ULg et al

in 32ème Séminaire de Traumatologie du Sport de l'AMDTS (2013, May)

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See detailA nap to recap: Reward strengthens relational memory during daytime sleep
Igloi, Kinga; Gaggioni, Giulia Alice ULg; Eryilmaz, Hamdi et al

in Abstract book of BBL/CIBM Research Day (2013, May)

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See detailUpdate on bone metabolism in premature infants
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 5th International Clinical & Community Nutrition Conference (2013, May)

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See detailEfficient database pruning for large-scale cover song recognition
Osmalsky, Julien ULg; Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg et al

in International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) (2013, May)

This paper focuses on cover song recognition over a large dataset, potentially containing millions of songs. At this time, the problem of cover song recognition is still challenging and only few methods ... [more ▼]

This paper focuses on cover song recognition over a large dataset, potentially containing millions of songs. At this time, the problem of cover song recognition is still challenging and only few methods have been proposed on large scale databases. We present an efficient method for quickly extracting a small subset from a large database in which a correspondence to an audio query should be found. We make use of fast rejectors based on independent audio features. Our method mixes independent rejectors together to build composite ones. We evaluate our system with the Million Song Dataset and we present composite rejectors offering a good trade-off between the percentage of pruning and the percentage of loss. [less ▲]

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See detailReview of the Newmark method predicting seismic slope displacements - the focus on the Arias Intensity amplification factor
Torgoev, Almazbek ULg; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Lamair, Laura ULg

in Proceedings of the International Symposium in Commemoration of the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake (2013, May)

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See detailLessons from the Liege Acromegaly Survey (LAS)
PETROSSIANS, Patrick ULg; Zacharieva, Sabina; Chanson, Philippe et al

in Endocrine Abstracts - 15 the European Congress of Endocrinology (2013, May)

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See detailMulti-scale aquifer characterization and groundwater flow model parameterization using direct push technologies
Rogiers, Bart; Vienken, T; Batelaan, Okke et al

in Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring: From Theory to Practice (2013, May)

Groundwater flow and contaminant transport models are used to support decision making regarding waste disposal options, sites contaminated by surface or subsurface sources, or to develop and test cost ... [more ▼]

Groundwater flow and contaminant transport models are used to support decision making regarding waste disposal options, sites contaminated by surface or subsurface sources, or to develop and test cost-effective groundwater remediation schemes. Such models are influenced by different sources of uncertainty, including those due to spatial variability in aquifer and aquitard properties including hydraulic conductivity (K). However, quantifying spatial variability in K remains challenging. Classical drilling techniques for shallow heterogeneous unconsolidated sedimentary deposits involving continuous coring are expensive and time-consuming, especially when the area of interest exceeds several tens of km². Alternative techniques such as direct push technologies use hydraulic rams, supplemented with vehicle weight, or high-frequency hammering, to advance small-diameter tools into the subsurface. These tools are typically used for cost-effective geotechnical characterization of unconsolidated deposits; recent developments also allow for hydraulic characterization. The depth of investigation is up to ~40 m, depending on the tools used (i.e applied load) and sediment properties (friction). Up to now, only a limited number of studies document using this type of data to parameterize regional groundwater flow models. To fill this gap, this study aims at parameterizing a regional groundwater flow model using data from various types of direct push technologies. We discuss the characterization of an area (~60 km²) near the nuclear zone of Mol/Dessel (Belgium), using various direct push technologies. Most of the measurements are concentrated in an area of 200×400 m². The data include 265 cone penetration tests (CPTs), 113 pore pressure dissipation tests (PPDTs), 17 direct push injection logs (DPIL), 6 hydraulic profiling tool (HPT) logs and 19 direct push slug tests (DPST). Resulting K values, either calculated or estimated, and the corresponding spatial variability are compared with that of borehole and outcrop studies. The benefit of using standard CPT data for the parameterization of an aquitard at the study site has previously been shown. The approach is now applied to the aquifer units and incorporates new direct push data for the entire upper ~40 m of the hydrogeological domain. The effect of the 3D heterogeneous hydraulic conductivity field on the performance of the groundwater flow model is discussed; the value of the different direct push technologies is equally addressed. [less ▲]

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See detailNonlinear guitar loudspeaker simulation
Schmitz, Thomas ULg; Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Proceedings of the AES 134 th convention (2013, May)

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See detailCompact integrated surface plasmon resonance spectroscopic sensor platform with on-chip self-referencing
Hastanin, Juriy ULg; Fleury-Frenette, Karl ULg; Lenaerts, Cedric ULg et al

in Proceeding of the International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP6): Ottawa, Canada, May 2013 (2013, May)

We present the SPR_CD spectroscopic biosensor design experimentally investigated by our research group. The implemented sensor platform is dedicated to droplet biochemical analysis involving multichannel ... [more ▼]

We present the SPR_CD spectroscopic biosensor design experimentally investigated by our research group. The implemented sensor platform is dedicated to droplet biochemical analysis involving multichannel detection format. [less ▲]

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See detailSelective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor and Fracture: an epidemiologic perspective
Bruyère, Olivier ULg

in Proceedings of the 8th Interantional Congress (GIO) (2013, May)

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See detailImportance of early nutritional support in very low birth weight infants
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 5th International Clinical & Community Nutrition Conference (2013, May)

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See detailLes clauses visant à prévenir les situations de blocage et régler les conflits entre actionnaires
Caprasse, Olivier ULg; Aydogdu, Roman ULg

in Les conventions d'actionnaires - Pratiques actuelles et contraintes juridiques (2013, May)

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See detailCharacteristics of patients with pituitary gigantism : results of an international study
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Tichomirowa, M et al

in Endocrine abstracts - 15th European Congress of Endocrinology (2013, May)

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See detailStructural optimization of flexible components under dynamic loading within a multibody system approach: a comparative evaluation of optimization methods based on a 2-dof robot application.
Tromme, Emmanuel ULg; Bruls, Olivier ULg; Virlez, Geoffrey ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization: Orlanda (USA), 19-24 mai 2013 (2013, May)

This paper is dedicated to a comparative evaluation between two methods of optimization to realize the structural optimization of flexible components in mechanical systems modeled as multibody systems. A ... [more ▼]

This paper is dedicated to a comparative evaluation between two methods of optimization to realize the structural optimization of flexible components in mechanical systems modeled as multibody systems. A nonlinear finite element method based formalism is considered for the dynamic simulation of the flexible multibody system. The first method is the Equivalent Static Load method which enables to transform a dynamic response optimization problem into a set of static response optimization problems. The second method treats directly the dynamic optimization problem in an integrated manner where the optimization process is carried out directly based on the time response coming from the multibody system approach. However, the first method proposed by Kang, Park and Arora was developed under the assumption that the multibody system is described using a floating frame of reference. Therefore, in order to carry on the comparison using a unique multibody system approach, a method is first proposed to derive the equivalent static loads when using a nonlinear finite element method based formalism. The comparative evaluation is then carried out on the simple academic example of the mass minimization of a two-arm robot subject to tracking deviation constraints. Conclusions are finally drawn for future work and stringent comparison. [less ▲]

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See detailPlaisir, jeu et écriture dans la déconstruction derridienne
Steinmetz, Rudy ULg

in Les plaisirs et les jours (2013, May)

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See detailFrequency-domain subspace identification of nonlinear mechanical systems
Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the 5th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference (2013, May)

The objective of the present paper is to address the identification of a real-life strongly nonlinear space structure, the EADS-Astrium SmallSat spacecraft. To this end, a new nonlinear subspace ... [more ▼]

The objective of the present paper is to address the identification of a real-life strongly nonlinear space structure, the EADS-Astrium SmallSat spacecraft. To this end, a new nonlinear subspace identification method formulated in the frequency domain is exploited, referred to as the FNSI method. The frequency response functions of the underlying linear spacecraft and the amplitudes of the nonlinear internal forces are estimated based on a periodic-random data set corrupted by noise. This application is challenging for several reasons, including high modal density, highly non-proportional damping and the non-smooth nature of the nonlinearities. [less ▲]

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See detail"Inspecter un corps mort" : contribution des rapports médicaux conservés sur papyrus (Ier – IVe siècles de notre ère) à l’histoire de la pratique médico-légale antique
Ricciardetto, Antonio ULg

in Charlier, Philippe; Gourevitch, Danielle (Eds.) 4e Colloque International de Pathographie (Saint Jean de Côle, 13-15 mai 2011) (2013, May)

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See detailHolographic interferometry based on photorefractive crystal to measure 3D thermo-elastic distortion of composite structures and comparison with finite element models
Thizy, Cédric ULg; Eliot, F.; Olympio, K.R. et al

in Lehmann, Peter (Ed.) Proc. SPIE Vol 8788 on Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VIII (2013, May)

Thermo-elastic distortions of composite structures have been measured by a holographic camera using a BSO photorefractive crystal as the recording medium. The first test campaign (Phase 1) was performed ... [more ▼]

Thermo-elastic distortions of composite structures have been measured by a holographic camera using a BSO photorefractive crystal as the recording medium. The first test campaign (Phase 1) was performed on CFRP struts with titanium end-fittings glued to the tips of the strut. The samples were placed in a vacuum chamber. The holographic camera was located outside the chamber and configured with two illuminations to measure the relative out-of-plane and in-plane (in one direction) displacements. The second test campaign (Phase 2) was performed on a structure composed of a large Silicon Carbide base plate supported by 3 GFRP struts with glued Titanium end-fittings. Thermo-elastic distortions have been measured with the same holographic camera used in phase 1, but four illuminations, instead of two, have been used to provide the three components of displacement. This technique was specially developed and validated during the phase 2 in CSL laboratory. The system has been designed to measure an object size of typically 250x250 mm²; the measurement range is such that the sum of the largest relative displacements in the three measurement directions is maximum 20 μm. The validation of the four-illuminations technique led to measurement uncertainties of 120 nm for the relative in-plane and out-of-plane displacements, 230 nm for the absolute in-plane displacement and 400 nm for the absolute out-of-plane displacement. For both campaigns, the test results have been compared to the predictions obtained by finite element analyses and the correlation of these results was good [less ▲]

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See detailThe prognostic value of preoperative FDG PET-CT in hepatocellular carcinoma treated by liver transplantation.
GOVAERTS, L.; DETRY, Olivier ULg; BLETARD, Noëlla ULg et al

in PROCEEDINGS OF THE XVIth SYMPOSIUM OF THE BELGIAN SOCIETY OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE (2013, May)

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See detailLe point sur le permis d'urbanisation
Onclin, François ULg; Vercheval, Cécile ULg

in Pâques, Michel; Delnoy, Michel (Eds.) Chroniques notariales (vol. 57) (2013, April 25)

Cette contribution fait le point sur le réforme qui a remplacé le permis de lotir par le permis d'urbanisation en droit wallon

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See detailSubproblem h-Conform Formulation for Accurate Thin Shell Models Between Conducting and Nonconducting Regions
Dang, Quoc Vuong ULg; Dular, Patrick ULg; Vazquez Sabariego, Ruth ULg et al

in Proceeding of the 9th International Symposium on Electric and Magnetic Fields, EMF 2013 (2013, April 23)

A subproblem method (SPM) with h-formulation is developed for correcting the inaccuracies near edges and corners that arise from using thin shell (TS) models to replace thin volume regions by surfaces ... [more ▼]

A subproblem method (SPM) with h-formulation is developed for correcting the inaccuracies near edges and corners that arise from using thin shell (TS) models to replace thin volume regions by surfaces. The developed surface-to-volume correction problem is defined as a step of multiple SPs, with inductors and magnetic or conducting regions, some of them being thin. The TS model assumes that the fields in the thin regions are approximated by a priori 1-D analytical distributions along the shell thickness (C. Geuzaine et al., “Dual formulations for the modeling of thin electromagnetic shells using edge elements,” IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 799–802, 2000). Their interior is not meshed and ratherextracted from the studied domain, which is reduced to a zero-thickness double layer with interface conditions (ICs) linked to 1-D analytical distributions that however neglect end and curvature effects. This leads to inaccuracies near edges and corners that increase with the thickness. To cope with these difficulties, the authors have recently proposed a SPM based on the h-formulation for a thin region located between non-conducting regions (Vuong Q. Dang et al., “Subproblem Approach for Thin Shell Dual Finite Element Formulations”, IEEE Trans. Magn., vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 407–410, 2012). The magnetic field h is herein defined in nonconducting regions by means of a magnetic scalar potential , i.e. h = -grad{\phi} , with discontinuities of through the TS. In this paper, the SPM is extended to account for thin regions located between conducting regions or between conducting and nonconducting regions, in the general case of multiply connected regions. In these regions, the potential is not defined anymore on both sides of the TS and the problem has to be expressed in terms of the discontinuities of h, possibly involving on one side only, to be strongly defined via an IC through the TS. In the proposed SP strategy, a reduced problem with only inductors is first solved on a simplified mesh without thin and volume regions. Its solution gives surface sources (SSs) as ICs for added TS regions, and volume sources (VSs) for possible added volume regions. The TS solution is further improved by a volume correction via SSs and VSs that overcome the TS assumptions, respectively suppressing the TS model and adding the volume model. Each SP has its own separate mesh, which increases the computational efficiency. Details on the proposed method will be given in the extended paper, with practical applications. [less ▲]

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See detailA Computational Homogenization Method for the Evaluation of Eddy Current in Nonlinear Soft Magnetic Composites
Niyonzima, Innocent ULg; Vazquez Sabariego, Ruth ULg; Dular, Patrick ULg et al

in Proceeding of the 9th International Symposium on Electric and Magnetic Fields, EMF 2013 (2013, April 23)

The use of the soft magnetic composite (SMC) in electric devices has increased in recent years. These materials made from a metallic powder compacted with a dielectric binder are a good alternative to ... [more ▼]

The use of the soft magnetic composite (SMC) in electric devices has increased in recent years. These materials made from a metallic powder compacted with a dielectric binder are a good alternative to laminated ferromagnetic structures as their granular mesoscale structure allows to significantly reduce the eddy current losses. Furthermore unlike the laminated ferromagnetic structures, SMC exhibit isotropic magnetic properties what makes them good candidates for manufacturing machines with 3D flux paths. The isotropy of the thermal conductivity also allows for a more efficient heat dissipation. The use of classical numerical methods such as the finite element method to study the behavior of SMC is computational very expensive. Indeed a very fine mesh would be required in order to capture fine scale variations i.e. variations at level of metallic grains whence the use of multiscale methods for modelling SMC. The application of multiscale method to study the behaviour of SMC is relatively recent. In (A. Bordianu et al “A Multiscale Approach to Predict Classical Losses in Soft Magnetic Composites”, IEEE Trans. Mag., vol. 48, no. 4, 2012.), the authors used a homogenization technique to compute electrical and magnetic constitutive laws on a representative volume element (RVE). These laws were then used in finite element computations. Herein, the RVE has been chosen to account for the grain- grain contact that can occur in a actual SMC structure due to the compaction process and that can lead to the appearance of macroscale eddy currents. In this paper, we will extend the computational homogenization method success- fully used for modelling the behaviour of laminated ferromagnetic cores in mag- netodynamics (I. Niyonzima et al “Computational Homogenization for Laminated Ferromagnetic Cores in Magnetodynamics”, in Proc. of the 15th Biennal Confer- ence on Electromagnetic Field Computation, 2012) to the case of SMC. The method is based on the heterogeneous multiscale method (HMM) and couples two types of problems: a macroscale problem that captures the slow variations of the overall so- lution and many microscale problems that allow to determine the constitutive laws at the macroscale. The choice of RVE will also be discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCOMPARISON OF PIEZOELECTRIC AND CRUSHER MEASUREMENTS OF CHAMBER PRESSURE WITH FINITE ELEMENT MODELING RESULTS
Coghe, Frédéric; Elkarous, Lamine ULg

in International Symposium on Ballistics (2013, April 23)

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See detailSeasonal hypoxia in the Black Sea north-western shelf. Is there any recovery after eutrophication ?
Capet, Arthur ULg; Beckers, Jean-Marie ULg; Grégoire, Marilaure ULg

in 9th EGU General Assembly (2013, April 11)

The Black Sea North-western shelf (NWS) is a shallow eutrophic area in which seasonal tratification of the water column isolates bottom waters from the atmosphere and prevents entilation to compensate for ... [more ▼]

The Black Sea North-western shelf (NWS) is a shallow eutrophic area in which seasonal tratification of the water column isolates bottom waters from the atmosphere and prevents entilation to compensate for the large consumption of oxygen, due to respiration in the bottom aters and in the sediments. A 3D coupled physical biogeochemical model is used to investigate he dynamics of bottom hypoxia in the Black Sea NWS at different temporal scales from seasonal o interannual (1981-2009) and to differentiate the driving factors (climatic versus eutrophication) f hypoxic conditions in bottom waters. Model skills are evaluated by comparison with 14500 in- itu oxygen measurements available in the NOAA World Ocean Database and the Black Sea ommission data. The choice of skill metrics and data subselections orientate the validation rocedure towards specific aspects of the oxygen dynamics, and prove the model’s ability to esolve the seasonal cycle and interannual variability of oxygen concentration as well as the patial location of the oxygen depleted waters and the specific threshold of hypoxia. During the eriod 1981-2009, each year exhibits seasonal bottom hypoxia at the end of summer. This henomenon essentially covers the northern part of the NWS, receiving large inputs of nutrients rom the Danube, Dniestr and Dniepr rivers, and extends, during the years of severe hypoxia, owards the Romanian Bay of Constanta. In order to explain the interannual variability of bottom ypoxia and to disentangle its drivers, a statistical model (multiple linear regression) is proposed sing the long time series of model results as input variables. This statis- tical model gives a eneral relationships that links the intensity of hypoxia to eutrophication and climate related variables. The use of four predictors allows to reproduce 78% of hypoxia interannual variability: he annual nitrate discharge (N ), the sea surface temperature in the month preceding tratification (T ), the amount of semi-labile organic matter in the sediments (C) and the duration f the stratification (D). Eutrophication (N ,C) and climate (T ,D) predictors explain a similar mount of variability (∼ 35%) when considered separately. A typical timescale of 9.3 years is found to describe the inertia of sediments in the recovering process after eutrophication. From his analysis, we find that under standard conditions (i.e. average atmospheric conditions, ediments in equi- librium with river discharges), the intensity of hypoxia can be linked to the evel of nitrate discharge through a non-linear equation (power law). Bottom hypoxia does not ffect the whole Black Sea NWS but rather exhibits an important spatial variability. This heterogeneous distribution, in addition to the seasonal fluctuations, complicates the monitoring f ottom hypoxia leading to contradictory conclusions when the interpretation is done from different ets of data. We find that it was the case after 1995 when the recovery process was verestimated due to the use of observations concentrated in areas and months not typically ffected by hypoxia. This stresses out the urging need of a dedicated monitoring effort in the WS f the Black Sea focused on the areas and the period of the year concerned by recurrent hypoxic events. [less ▲]

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See detailValidation of the Structural-Thermal Model of the Small Earth Observation Satellite Flying Laptop
Steinmetz, Fabian; Lengowski, Michael; Winter, Daniel et al

in Selected Proceedings of the 9th IAA International Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation (2013, April 10)

Thorough thermal design and testing is compulsory for every satellite mission. A well-known thermal behavior of the entire satellite system is therefore indispensable and needs to be verified during the ... [more ▼]

Thorough thermal design and testing is compulsory for every satellite mission. A well-known thermal behavior of the entire satellite system is therefore indispensable and needs to be verified during the spacecraft development. A Structural-Thermal-Model (STM) was constructed for the Flying Laptop, a satellite currently being developed at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) of the University of Stuttgart, which enables the validation of mechanical and thermal simulations for the satellite’s Flight-Model. The STM was vibration and thermal-vacuum tested at the Centre Spatial Liège (CSL). This paper will de-scribe the design and construction of the STM as well as the facilities and test equipment used for the tests. Conclusions will be drawn from the actual test results. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamic Stall and Stall Flutter Simulations for a 2D Airfoil Using Viscous-Inviscid Coupling
Rothkegel Ide, José Ignacio ULg; Dimitriadis, Grigorios ULg

in Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (2013, April 10)

An interactive boundary layer model has been developed and coupled with a pitch plunge airfoil in 2d in order to solve the unsteady flow around the airfoil when undergoing light dynamic stall. The ... [more ▼]

An interactive boundary layer model has been developed and coupled with a pitch plunge airfoil in 2d in order to solve the unsteady flow around the airfoil when undergoing light dynamic stall. The inviscid problem is solved by means of a panel method, by the discretization of the airfoil into vortex panels. The boundary layer is solved in a mixed manner, starting the solution in a direct way by imposing the external velocity and continuing it in an inverse way by imposing the displacement thickness. The solution of the boundary layer equations is carried out using a finite volume scheme. Viscous-inviscid coupling is preformed through the imposition of a permeation velocity on the skin panels of the airfoil and the addition of a free wake at each separation point. [less ▲]

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See detail"Qui s'y colle, s'y pique" - Regard d'une évaluatrice sur ses pratiques
Vandoorne, Chantal ULg

in Symposiums & ateliers - Les résumés (2013, April 05)

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See detailDual Formulations for Accurate Thin Shell Models in a Finite Element Subproblem Method
Dang, Quoc Vuong ULg; Dular, Patrick ULg; Vazquez Sabariego, Ruth ULg et al

in Proceeding of the 19th COMPUMAG Conference on the Computation of Electromagnetic Fields, 2013 (2013, April 01)

A subproblem finite with dual finite element magnetostatic and magnetodynamic formulations is developed for correcting the inaccuracies near edges and corners coming from thin shell models, that replace ... [more ▼]

A subproblem finite with dual finite element magnetostatic and magnetodynamic formulations is developed for correcting the inaccuracies near edges and corners coming from thin shell models, that replace thin volume regions by surfaces. The surface-to-volume correction problem is defined as one of the multiple subproblems applied to a complete problem, considering successive additions of inductors and magnetic or conducting regions, some of these being thin regions. Each SP requires a proper adapted mesh of its regions, which facilitates meshing and increases computational e ciency. [less ▲]

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See detailTRAPPIST-UCDTS: A prototype search for habitable planets transiting ultra-cool stars
Gillon, Michaël ULg; Jehin, Emmanuel ULg; Fumel, A. et al

in Saglia, Roberto (Ed.) European Physical Journal Web of Conferences (2013, April 01)

The ˜1000 nearest ultra-cool stars (spectral type M6 and latter) represent a unique opportunity for the search for life outside solar system. Due to their small luminosity, their habitable zone is 30-100 ... [more ▼]

The ˜1000 nearest ultra-cool stars (spectral type M6 and latter) represent a unique opportunity for the search for life outside solar system. Due to their small luminosity, their habitable zone is 30-100 times closer than for the Sun, the corresponding orbital periods ranging from one to a few days. Thanks to this proximity, the transits of a habitable planet are much more probable and frequent than for an Earth-Sun analog, while their tiny size (˜1 Jupiter radius) leads to transits deep enough for a ground-based detection, even for sub-Earth size planets. Furthermore, a habitable planet transiting one of these nearby ultra-cool star would be amenable for a thorough atmospheric characterization, including the detection of possible biosignatures, notably with the near-to-come JWST. Motivated by these reasons, we have set up the concept of a ground-based survey optimized for detecting planets of Earth-size and below transiting the nearest Southern ultra-cool stars. To assess thoroughly the actual potential of this future survey, we are currently conducting a prototype mini-survey using the TRAPPIST robotic 60cm telescope located at La Silla ESO Observatory (Chile). We summarize here the preliminary results of this mini-survey that fully validate our concept. [less ▲]

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See detailCHEOPS: A transit photometry mission for ESA's small mission programme
Broeg, C.; Fortier, A.; Ehrenreich, D. et al

in Saglia, Roberto (Ed.) European Physical Journal Web of Conferences (2013, April 01)

Ground based radial velocity (RV) searches continue to discover exoplanets below Neptune mass down to Earth mass. Furthermore, ground based transit searches now reach milli-mag photometric precision and ... [more ▼]

Ground based radial velocity (RV) searches continue to discover exoplanets below Neptune mass down to Earth mass. Furthermore, ground based transit searches now reach milli-mag photometric precision and can discover Neptune size planets around bright stars. These searches will find exoplanets around bright stars anywhere on the sky, their discoveries representing prime science targets for further study due to the proximity and brightness of their host stars. A mission for transit follow-up measurements of these prime targets is currently lacking. The first ESA S-class mission CHEOPS (CHaracterizing ExoPlanet Satellite) will fill this gap. It will perform ultra-high precision photometric monitoring of selected bright target stars almost anywhere on the sky with sufficient precision to detect Earth sized transits. It will be able to detect transits of RV-planets by photometric monitoring if the geometric configuration results in a transit. For Hot Neptunes discovered from the ground, CHEOPS will be able to improve the transit light curve so that the radius can be determined precisely. Because of the host stars' brightness, high precision RV measurements will be possible for all targets. All planets observed in transit by CHEOPS will be validated and their masses will be known. This will provide valuable data for constraining the mass-radius relation of exoplanets, especially in the Neptune-mass regime. During the planned 3.5 year mission, about 500 targets will be observed. There will be 20% of open time available for the community to develop new science programmes. [less ▲]

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See detailLa nationalité et l'accès au notariat
Onclin, François ULg

in Chroniques notariales (vol. 57) (2013, April)

Ce court flash évoque plusieurs arrêts prononcés le 24 mai 2011 par la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne (CJUE) à propos de la condition de nationalité pour l'accès à la profession de notaire dans les ... [more ▼]

Ce court flash évoque plusieurs arrêts prononcés le 24 mai 2011 par la Cour de justice de l'Union européenne (CJUE) à propos de la condition de nationalité pour l'accès à la profession de notaire dans les Etats membres [less ▲]

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See detailNonparametric subspace identification of nonlinear structures - Application to a spacecraft
Noël, Jean-Philippe ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (2013, April)

The objective of the present paper is to address the identification of a strongly nonlinear satellite structure by exploiting a new nonlinear subspace identification method formulated in the frequency ... [more ▼]

The objective of the present paper is to address the identification of a strongly nonlinear satellite structure by exploiting a new nonlinear subspace identification method formulated in the frequency domain, referred to as the FNSI method. The modal parameters of the underlying linear structure and the coefficients of the nonlinear internal forces will be estimated by this approach. Moreover, because a priori knowledge about nonlinear behaviour may be limited, the paper also proposes a nonparametric spline-based modelling strategy, encapsulated in the FNSI method. The application of interest is the SmallSat spacecraft developed by EADS-Astrium, which possesses an impact-type nonlinear device consisting of eight mechanical stops limiting the motion of an inertia wheel mounted on an elastomeric interface. [less ▲]

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See detailA nation-wide project for the revision of the Belgian Nursing Minimum Dataset: from concept to implementation
THONON, Olivier ULg

in Proceedings of the Saudi International Conference of Excellence in Patient Care -Saudi Organizer Co. (2013, April)

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See detailON THE MODELING OF ADHESIVE CONTACT AND STICTION FAILURE IN MICRO-SWITCHES
Wu, Ling ULg; Noels, Ludovic ULg; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Ouisse (FEMTO-ST – ENSMM, France); Deü (CNAM, FR), J.F. (Eds.) MEDYNA 2013 Proceedings (2013, April)

Undesirable stiction, which results from contact between surfaces, is a major failure mode in micro-switches. Indeed the adhesive forces can become so important that the two surfaces remain permanently ... [more ▼]

Undesirable stiction, which results from contact between surfaces, is a major failure mode in micro-switches. Indeed the adhesive forces can become so important that the two surfaces remain permanently glued, limiting the life-time of the MEMS. This is especially true when contact happens between surfaces where elasto-plastic asperities deform permanently until the surfaces reach plastic accommodation, increasing the surface forces. To predict this behavior, a micro adhesive-contact model is developed, which accounts for the surfaces topography evolutions during elasto-plastic contacts. This model can be used at a higher scale to study the MEMS behavior, and thus its life-time. For illustration purpose, an electrostatic-structural analysis is performed on a micro-switch. [less ▲]

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See detailL'actualité en matière de sanctions d'urbanisme
Onclin, François ULg

in Chroniques notariales (vol. 57) (2013, April)

Cette contribution fait le point sur l'actualité (principalement jurisprudentielle) récente en matière de sanctions d'urbanisme

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See detailThérapeutiques récentes des tendinopathies du sportif (ondes de choc, injections de plaquettes, ...)
Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg

in Abstract book du 21ème Séminaire hivernal de Médecine sportive 2013 (2013, April)

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See detailEffect of current flow on bipolar plate/gas diffusion layer interfacial contact resistance in Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Stergiopoulos, Vaios ULg; Lafort, Adeline; Maseri, Fabrizio et al

in Proceedings of the Fundamentals and Development of Fuel cells 2013 conference (2013, April)

Stainless steel bipolar plates can be excellent alternative to graphite bipolar plates since they display better mechanical properties and the manufacturing procedure is easier and cheaper. However, they ... [more ▼]

Stainless steel bipolar plates can be excellent alternative to graphite bipolar plates since they display better mechanical properties and the manufacturing procedure is easier and cheaper. However, they are chemically instable in the corrosive environment of PEMFCs, and a thin oxide layer is developed on the plate’s surface. This layer causes a significant increase in the interfacial contact resistance (ICR) between the plates and gas diffusion layers. In an effort to characterize various stainless steel samples, before and after their exposure to the corrosive environment of a PEMFC, the interfacial contact resistance (ICR) between the plates and a commercial gas diffusion layer (GDL) was studied as a function of the pressure applied on the assembly. The ICR was studied in the range of 0-500 N/cm2 of pressure applied to the assembly; the ICR value was determined by means of galvanostatic potentiometry, where a constant current is applied to the assembly and the average value of the potential over time is recorded. The ICR is then calculated, after appropriate simplifications, as: ICR = Rtot = Iapplied / Vmonitored (1) It was observed that, besides the expected exponential reduction of ICR versus pressure, the value of the current applied to the assembly impacted greatly the obtained values for the ICR, irrespective of the applied pressure. This indicates that the observed phenomenon is not caused by any morphological changes on the interface. A possible explanation is that, at higher currents, the temperature increases locally due to ohmic heating, inducing thus changes in the GDL’s resistivity. [less ▲]

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See detailTheorical study of a volumetric hot air Joule cycle engine
Oudkerk, Jean-François ULg; Lemort, Vincent ULg

in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies (2013, April)

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See detailOptimized Schwarz Algorithm with Double Sweep Preconditioner for the Helmholtz Equation
Vion, Alexandre ULg; Geuzaine, Christophe ULg

in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Electric and Magnetic Fields, EMF 2013 (2013, April)

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See detailComparative study of four safflower oils (Carthamus tinctorius) varieties grown in eastern of Morocco
Ben Moumen, A.; Mansouri, F.; Zraibi, L. et al

in Book of Proceedings InsideFood Symposium (2013, April)

In this study, four safflower varieties, originating from Spain (Rancho), India (Sharda) and Morocco (Cartamar and Cartafri) cultivated at the experimental station of OUJDA (semi-arid region of Eastern ... [more ▼]

In this study, four safflower varieties, originating from Spain (Rancho), India (Sharda) and Morocco (Cartamar and Cartafri) cultivated at the experimental station of OUJDA (semi-arid region of Eastern Morocco) were evaluated for their oil yield and seed oil quality. The analysis of results revealed significant differences among varieties for all traits. Indeed, our result show that seeds of the four varieties have important oil content ranged between 35.38% (Rancho) and 28.84% (Cartamar). Characterization of these oils showed a low value of acidity index less than 0.7% for all the varieties but significant differences in their peroxide values ranged between 4.5 meq O2/Kg (Cartamar) and 31.21 mEqO2/Kg (Rancho) and high value of phenolic content between 143 ppm (Rancho) and 97 ppm (Sharda). Analysis of the fatty acids shows that linoleic acid is the main fatty acid ranged between 77.94% (Cartamar) and 79.98% (Sharda). Oils of those four varieties can be classified in the linoleic acid group. The analysis of triglycerides by HPLC shows 10 molecular species of TAG (LLL, LPL, LLO, PLO, LLS, POP, OOO, POO, SOO, PPL). The trilinoleate (LLL) is the main molecular species with more than 50%. Safflower seed oil cultivated in eastern Morocco presents good physicochemical proprieties (polyphenols and Omega 6 richness); therefore, safflower culture could be suggested for all areas of Morocco, including the areas of low pluviometry, while the potential for culture of other oilseeds is more limited. [less ▲]

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See detailPanorama des migrations en région liégeoise : aspects économiques, culturels et politiques
Molina Marmol, Maïté ULg

in Migrations in the Waloon Region (2013, April)

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See detailPreliminary Characterization of monovarietal virgin olive oils produced in eastern area of Morocco
Mansouri, F.; Ben Moumen, A.; Lopez, G. et al

in Book of Proceedings InsideFood Symposium (2013, April)

Traditional olive oil production is limited by its high cost, mainly due to labour expenses for harvesting and pruning. New olive cultivars (e.g. Arbequina, Arbosana, Koroneiki) with greater adaptability ... [more ▼]

Traditional olive oil production is limited by its high cost, mainly due to labour expenses for harvesting and pruning. New olive cultivars (e.g. Arbequina, Arbosana, Koroneiki) with greater adaptability to modern irrigated high-density orchards and producing good quality olive oils are highly demanded by an olive oil industry in continuous change The aim of this study is the characterization of monovarietal virgin olive oils from three cultivars (Arbequina, Arbosana and Koroneiki) recently introduced in east of Morocco, and the comparison with traditional local Picholine Marocaine olive oil. Several analytical parameters were evaluated; including quality index, Triacylglycerol, fatty acids, phenolic and chlorophyll contents and oxidative stability. Significant differences between the analysed olive oils were detected. Olive oils from Koroneiki and Arbosana cultivars had higher values of oleic acid (respectively 76.24 and 75.68 %); Picholine olive oil, had the lowest one 67.49%. Koroneiki olive oil was noteworthy for its higher content of phenolic compounds (459.48 mg/ kg) and a high oxidative stability (93.16 h). We concluded that the recently introduced cultivars are well adapted to the eastern area of Morocco and could be of great interest for producing monovarietal olive oils. [less ▲]

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See detailTendinopathies et lésions particulières de la cheville et du pied du sportif
Crielaard, Jean-Michel ULg; Kaux, Jean-François ULg

in Abstract book du 21ème Séminaire hivernal de Médecine sportive 2013 (2013, April)

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See detailConception des pseudo-articulations à col paraboique
Debongnie, Jean-François ULg

in Agiuzoul, Mohammed (Ed.) 11ème Congrès de Mécanique - Actes du Congrès (2013, April)

The elastic behaviour of parabolic notch hinges submitted to the classical sollicitations of a beam is studied. For each sollicitation, an analytical solution is given first. Its asymptotic expression for ... [more ▼]

The elastic behaviour of parabolic notch hinges submitted to the classical sollicitations of a beam is studied. For each sollicitation, an analytical solution is given first. Its asymptotic expression for very narrow hinges is then obtained and finally,, an approximate factor relating the exact solution to the asymptotic one is proposed. [less ▲]

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See detailModélisation régionale et locale sur base des données de la carte géologique
Orban, Philippe ULg

in Renard, José (Ed.) La carte hydrogéologique de Wallonie : un outil au service de tous - Synthèse des exposés (2013, April)

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See detailTrace Minerals Management in Cattle
Rollin, Frédéric ULg; Guyot, Hugues ULg

in XVIII Congreso Internacional Anembe de Medicina Bovina (2013, April)

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See detailLes équations allométriques pan-tropicales plurispécifiques sont-elles valables en Afrique centrale ?
Fayolle, Adeline ULg; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg; Gillet, Jean-François ULg et al

in Picard, Nicolas; Henry, Mathieu (Eds.) Compte-rendu de l'Atelier scientifique régional sur les équations allométriques en Afrique Centrale : PREREDD, Yaoundé 2-5 avril 2013 (2013, April)

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See detailA comparison of piston, screw and scroll expanders for small scale Rankine cycle systems
Lemort, Vincent ULg; Guillaume, Ludovic ULg; Legros, Arnaud ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Microgeneration and Related Technologies (2013, April)

This paper aims at helping the designer of micro-scale Rankine Cycle heat engines to best select the expander among piston, screw and scroll machines. The first part of the paper presents a state of the ... [more ▼]

This paper aims at helping the designer of micro-scale Rankine Cycle heat engines to best select the expander among piston, screw and scroll machines. The first part of the paper presents a state of the art of these three technologies of positive displacement machines. The technical constraints inherent to each machine (rotational speed, pressure ratios, maximum temperatures, volumetric expansion ratios, etc.) are listed and the performance mentioned in the open technical and scientific literature is presented. The second part of the paper deals with the modeling of such expanders. Different simulation models are proposed: black-box, grey-box and white-box models. These three categories of modeling are specifically adapted to different purposes: design of the expander, design of the micro-CHP system, and dynamic simulation/control of the CHP unit. The last part of the paper presents a graphical methodology of selection of expansion machines and working fluids based on operating maps. It is stressed that the selections of both the expansion machine and working fluid should be conducted simultaneously. [less ▲]

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See detailTowards a better understanding of the respiratory distress syndrome in full-term newborn calves
Rollin, Frédéric ULg; Guyot, Hugues ULg

in XVIII Congreso Internacional Anembe de Medicina Bovina (2013, April)

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See detailL’indice paysager Caulerpa racemosa “I.Ca.r”
Cariou, Nicolas; Chery, Aurélia; Jousseaume, Matthieu et al

in Ifremer (Ed.) CARtographie des HAbitats Marins Benthiques : de l'Acquisition à la Restitution (2013, March 27)

Depuis 2002, l’algue invasive Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea a été signalée au niveau de la Corse. Elle apparaît pour la première fois, en 2008, au niveau de la baie de Calvi (Corse). Depuis cette ... [more ▼]

Depuis 2002, l’algue invasive Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea a été signalée au niveau de la Corse. Elle apparaît pour la première fois, en 2008, au niveau de la baie de Calvi (Corse). Depuis cette époque, le nombre et la surface des sites envahis augmentent. L'analyse fine de l'évolution spatio-temporelle de sa distribution dans la zone prospectée confirme que C. racemosa colonise d'abord les sites profonds. A partir des différents stades de colonisation, un indice paysager (Indice Caulerpa racemosa: "I.Ca.r") adapté à la plongée en scaphandre autonome a été élaboré. "I.Ca.r" qui tient compte de l'expérience du plongeur, du type de substrat et de la superficie colonisée est un code à 8 caractères. Il permet une comparaison spatiale de sites colonisés et également une analyse de l'évolution temporelle de la colonisation. Mis au point en Baie de Calvi, l'indice paysager "I.Ca.r" peut être appliqué sur la Corse et sur l'ensemble de La Méditerranée. La méthodologie simple, résumée sur une fiche pourrait être distribuée dans les clubs de plongée et les informations envoyées au réseau Caulerpe par exemple. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamiques complexes de rebonds d'une goutte placée sur un bain vibré: résonances et anti-résonances
Hubert, Maxime ULg; Vandewalle, Nicolas ULg

in Hubert, Maxime; Vandewalle, Nicolas (Eds.) Comptes-rendus de la 16e Rencontre du Non-linéaire Paris 2013 (2013, March 25)

We present herebelow a model for bouncing droplets consisting of two masses joined by a spring and a damper bouncing onto an oscillating plate. We analyze the dynamics through the bouncing threshold and ... [more ▼]

We present herebelow a model for bouncing droplets consisting of two masses joined by a spring and a damper bouncing onto an oscillating plate. We analyze the dynamics through the bouncing threshold and spatio-temporal diagrams. We obtain an analytic expression for the threshold. Resonance and Anti-resonance phenomena are found and investigated. The behavior of the bouncing spring is compared to the bouncing droplet dynamics. In particular, key features of the bouncing droplet dynamics are reproduced. [less ▲]

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