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See detailGNSS meteorology and impact on NRT position
Brenot, Hugues; Wautelet, Gilles ULg; Warnant, René ULg et al

in ENC-GNSS 2014 (2014)

The analysis of GNSS signal and the use a dense network of ground-based stations allow to measure tropospheric parameters that can be used for near real-time (NRT) meteorological applications (e.g ... [more ▼]

The analysis of GNSS signal and the use a dense network of ground-based stations allow to measure tropospheric parameters that can be used for near real-time (NRT) meteorological applications (e.g. monitoring of the delay of the neutral atmosphere and the detection of blobs of water vapour). On the other hand, the meteorological activity can impact GNSS positioning solutions. For this reason, NRT indicators of the tropospheric activity related to the disturbance of GNSS signal are required. Using a dense network of GNSS stations, this study presents a new NRT indicator based on the double differences of the ionosphere-free combination. To validate this indicator, the impact of severe weather conditions on RTK positioning solutions is shown. [less ▲]

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

in ELearning Africa 2014 - Book of Abstracts (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailNuclear probes for battery materials investigations: Mössbauer spectroscopy, nuclear scattering, and neutron scattering
Hermann, Raphaël ULg; Mahmoud, A.; Brisbois, Magali ULg et al

in Proceedings of 2014 International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, IRSEC 2014 (2014)

Selected examples of application of Mössbauer spectroscopy, nuclear resonance scattering of synchrotron radiation, and neutron scattering to battery and related materials research are presented. The ... [more ▼]

Selected examples of application of Mössbauer spectroscopy, nuclear resonance scattering of synchrotron radiation, and neutron scattering to battery and related materials research are presented. The charms of Mössbauer spectroscopy as a technique for screening materials, for detailed structure investigations, and for in situ measurements are illustrated. New developments of nuclear resonance scattering for isotopes with 30-90 keV resonant energy are presented. Structural, diffusive and dynamic studies utilizing neutron scattering are exemplified. © 2014 IEEE. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of olive cake production in northern Morocco
El Otmani, Samira; Ayadi, Mohammed; Chentouf, Mouad et al

in 1st FARAH Day, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2014)

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

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

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See detailEarly Bronze Age Houses in Upper Mesopotamia: Evidence of Dwellings or Private Enterprises?
Mas, Juliette ULg

in Buccellati, Federico; Helms, Tobias; Tamm, Alexander (Eds.) House and Household Economies in 3rd Millennium B.C.E. Syro-Mesopotamia (2014)

This paper deals with the research I carried out on domestic architecture and private economy during Early Bronze Age in Upper-Mesopotamia. Archaeological records, as well as textual evidence, has been ... [more ▼]

This paper deals with the research I carried out on domestic architecture and private economy during Early Bronze Age in Upper-Mesopotamia. Archaeological records, as well as textual evidence, has been used to try to define private households activities and their relationships with official institutions. Households were the main source of production, distribution and consumption during the Early Bronze Age. As it seems that these private economic entities produced goods and crafts in their own houses, analyzing domestic architecture could be a way to approach Mesopotamian economic activities. In Northern Mesopotamia the economic system was already strongly articulated; beyond palatial organizations it was also largely based on private group activities, often structured by kinship. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailPETRA: Multivariate analyses for neuroimaging data
Segovia-Román, Fermín ULg; Álvarez Illán, Ignacio; Salas-Gonzalez, Diego et al

in Proceeding of 2nd International Work-Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering (2014)

In last years, many research efforts in neurosciences have focused in multivariate approaches based on machine learning as an al- ternative to the use of Statistical Parametric Mapping and the univariate ... [more ▼]

In last years, many research efforts in neurosciences have focused in multivariate approaches based on machine learning as an al- ternative to the use of Statistical Parametric Mapping and the univariate analyses that it provides. However, this relatively new field still lacks of a software framework that completely meets the needs of the scientific community. In this work we present a toolbox designed to facilitate the access to the recent advances in neuroimaging data analysis based on multivariate approaches. The toolbox, written on Matlab, is freely avail- able and implements a Graphical User Interface that allows managing neuroimaging data in an easy way. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailArbitrage et ordre public européen
Caprasse, Olivier ULg

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

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See detailAn implementation of the generalized Maxwell viscoelastic constitutive model
Careglio, Claudio; Canales Cardenas, Cristian ULg; Papeleux, Luc ULg et al

in Bertolino, Graciela; Cantero, Mariano; Storti, Mario (Eds.) et al Mecánica Computacional Vol XXXIII (2014)

Viscoelastic problems deserve great interest in Computational Mechanics literature. In the last years different approaches have been proposed in order to model viscoelastic problems, as in the case of the ... [more ▼]

Viscoelastic problems deserve great interest in Computational Mechanics literature. In the last years different approaches have been proposed in order to model viscoelastic problems, as in the case of the generalized Maxwell model and its numerical implementation. In particular Kaliske and Rothert (M. Kaliske and H. Rothert, Comput. Mech., 19(3): 228-239 (1997)) discussed basic reological models and the formulation of a generalized Maxwell model and the corresponding implementation of three dimensional viscoelastic model both for small and large strain cases. The numerical implementation addressed by Kaliske and Rothert is quite simple for small strain case and can be extended to a large strain format amenable to be included in finite element codes SOGDE and Metafor. The implementation of the discussed model in a 1D constitutive model, written in Matlab, is addressed. The well known relaxation and creep tests are simulated and compared with analytical results. Furthermore, the influence of constitutive parameters on the viscoelastic response is discussed. In addition, the model is implemented in Finite Element codes and the obtained results are compared with the 1D ones. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailAssessing the quality of Experimental Data with Gaussian Processes: Example with an Injection Scroll Compressor
Quoilin, Sylvain ULg; Schrouff, Jessica ULg

in Proceedings of the 2014 Purdue Conferences (2014)

This paper describes an experimental study carried out on a refrigeration scroll compressor with and without vapour injection. The test rig designed for that purposed allows evaluating the performance ... [more ▼]

This paper describes an experimental study carried out on a refrigeration scroll compressor with and without vapour injection. The test rig designed for that purposed allows evaluating the performance over a wide range of operating conditions, by varying the supply pressure, the injection pressure, the discharge pressure, the supply superheating and the injection superheating. 97 Steady-state points are measured, with a maximum isentropic efficiency of 64.1% and a maximum consumed electrical power of 13.1 kW. A critical analysis of the experimental results is then carried out to evaluate the quality of the data using a machine learning method. This method based on Gaussian Processes regression, is used to build a statistical operating map of the compressor as a function of the different inputs. This statistical operating map can then be compared to the experimental data points to evaluate their accuracy. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailSuitability of the soil map and legacy data in wallonia (BE) to support the GSM initiative
Legrain, Xavier ULg; Bock, Laurent ULg; Colinet, Gilles ULg

in Arrouays, Dominique; McKenzie, Neil; Hempel, Jon (Eds.) et al GlobalSoilMap - Basis of the global spatial soil information system (2014)

Belgium is covered with large-scale soil map and high density of historical profiles, now available in a numerical format. This papier first gives an overview of the soil properties which can be predicted ... [more ▼]

Belgium is covered with large-scale soil map and high density of historical profiles, now available in a numerical format. This papier first gives an overview of the soil properties which can be predicted from these documents, in combination with the legacy data, and of the uncertainty we can expect for now. The great potential of the soil map is highlighted, as well as its complexity. Example of the soil depth to rock points out the need of a thorough understanding of the soil map in order (i) to interpret correctly the information hidden behind each symbols or emerging from their combination and (ii) to take into account the sub-regional features. Expert knowledge seems essential, associated with historical and new hard data, in order to build a rich and confident map which respects the recommendations of the GlobalSoilMap.net project. [less ▲]

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See detailAt the Crossroads of Greek and Roman Medicine: The Contribution of Latin Papyri. 1. Medical Texts; 2. Iatromagical Papyri
de Haro Sanchez, Magali ULg; Marganne, Marie-Hélène ULg

in Maire, Brigitte (Ed.) "Greek" and "Roman" in Latin Medical Texts. Studies in Cultural Change and Exchange in Ancient Medicine (2014)

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See detailDesigning and testing an air-PCM heat exchanger for building ventilation application coupled to energy storage
Dechesne, Bertrand ULg; Gendebien, Samuel ULg; Martens, Jonathan et al

in 2014 Purdue Conferences Proceedings (2014)

This paper studies a PCM heat exchanger coupled to a building ventilation system. This PCM module can either store heat during the day (e.g. by cooling solar PV panels) and restore it to the building ... [more ▼]

This paper studies a PCM heat exchanger coupled to a building ventilation system. This PCM module can either store heat during the day (e.g. by cooling solar PV panels) and restore it to the building during the night for space heating purposes or store coolness during the night and give it back during the day and thus act as a free cooling system. This project aims to develop a performing air-PCM heat exchanger providing latent energy storage of 0.5 kWh, this energy is delivered between 15 and 30°C. This heat exchanger is based on corrugated cells that can be easily filled, lined up and then locked in a box, letting the air pass between the cells. The PCM used for the prototype is c omposed of fatty acids. In order to develop an efficient PCM ventilation module, two different ways of investigation were followed and used in parallel. The first one used CFD simulations and the second one, a semi-empirical model based on correlations. The CFD simulations were able to predict the convection coefficient on the air side and also show the flow repartition between the different channels whereas the semi-empirical model allowed a parametrical study in order to identify the best geometry possible. Once the heat exchanger geometry was optimized, a test bench was built and a prototype of air-PCM heat exchanger was manufactured in order to measure its thermal and hydraulic performances. The tests consist in either a complete solidification or liquefaction of the PCM starting from respectively liquid PCM at 30°C or solid PCM at 15°C. The airflow rate was set to 45m³/h, which corresponds barely to the ventilation rate of a traditional room in a residential building. A comparison between the models and the measurements was carried out in order to calibrate the semi-empirical model. It will be shown that a simple semi-empirical model satisfactorily predicts the evolution of heat transfer rate for different operating conditions. [less ▲]

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

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

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

in Proceedings of TurboExpo 2014 (2014)

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

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

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See detailInformatiser le Französisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch: la nécessaire prise en compte de l'utilisateur
Renders, Pascale ULg; Baiwir, Esther ULg

in Abel, Andrea; Vettori, Chiara; Ralli, Natascia (Eds.) Proceedings of the XVI EURALEX International Congress: The User in Focus, 15-19 juillet 2014 (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union - New windows on massive stars: asteroseismology, interferometry, and spectropolarimetry (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailGeneralization of Den Hartog's Equal-Peak Method for nonlinear primary systems
Habib, Giuseppe ULg; Detroux, Thibaut ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailStone tool hafting in the Middle Palaeolithic as viewed through the microscope
Rots, Veerle ULg

in Marreiros, Juan; Bicho, Nuno; Gibaja, Juan (Eds.) Proceedings of the Use-wear conference at Faro, Portugal (2014)

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See detailNew C++ version of the Liège intranuclear cascade model in Geant4
Mancusi, D.; Boudard, A.; Cugnon, Joseph ULg et al

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

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See detailNanocomposite fiber reinforced mortars
Coppola, Bartolomeo; Di Maio, Luciano; Courard, Luc ULg et al

in Proceedings of the International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering (2014)

The use of fibers to reinforce a brittle material is an extensively studied application. In the field of cementitious materials a wide range of fibers have been investigated, from natural to synthetic ... [more ▼]

The use of fibers to reinforce a brittle material is an extensively studied application. In the field of cementitious materials a wide range of fibers have been investigated, from natural to synthetic fiber (wood, cellulose, carbon, glass, polypropylene) in order to achieve several purposes. Nowadays there is a continuing effort to take advantage of recent advances in nanotechnology, in the polymer and fiber industry. Nanoclays are some of the most affordable materials that have shown promising results in nanocomposite polymers. They are characterized by a “platelet” structure with average dimension of 1 nm thick and 70 to 150 nm wide. This work is aimed at studying the different behavior of fiber reinforced mortars, containing nanocomposite polymeric fibers. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailMathematical formulations of shallow water models with porosity for urban flood modeling
Bruwier, Martin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in ICHE 2014 : 11th International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering (2014)

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

in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (2014)

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See detailPerturbation methods for the determination of the statistical response of nonlinear Volterra systems
Denoël, Vincent ULg; Carassale, Luigi

in Proceedings of the Eurodyn 2014 Conference (2014)

The point-like quasi-steady aerodynamic loading in a turbulent flow is formally expressed as a function of the squared relative velocity between the fluid and the investigated structure. The three major ... [more ▼]

The point-like quasi-steady aerodynamic loading in a turbulent flow is formally expressed as a function of the squared relative velocity between the fluid and the investigated structure. The three major terms governing the low-order statistics of the response are known to be related to the average loading, the linear turbulent loading and the aerodynamic damping. The three other terms in the loading, namely the quadratic turbulence term, the parametric velocity feedback term and the squared velocity term, may significantly affect the higher order statistical cumulants of the response. These latter two sources of fluid-structure interaction are usually disregarded, by lack of efficient simulation tools, except a Monte Carlo simulation of the nonlinear equation. In this paper, we provide a formal analysis of the complete nonlinear model, including thus all six terms, but mainly focusing on the importance of the two nonlinear coupling terms of the loading. Closed form solutions of the response are derived for a second-order Volterra model of this problem, under the assumption of different timescales in the loading and in the structural behavior. Two major outcomes of the analysis are, on the one hand, that the squared structural velocity term has no influence on the cumulants of the response up to order 4 and, on the other hand, that the parametric velocity feedback acts as a reduction of the non Gaussianity of the response. [less ▲]

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See detailSeismic performances of modern unreinforced thermal insulation clay blocks masonry houses
Degée, Hervé ULg; Mordant, Christophe ULg; Candeias, Paulo et al

in Cunha, A; Caetano, E; Ribeiro, P (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, EURODYN 2014 (2014)

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

In the scope of the transnational access activities of the European research project SERIES, the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC) has provided access to its 3D shaking table to the international construction company Wienerberger AG and to a group of European experts, in order to perform full-scale seismic tests on an industrial solution for buildings using a modern unreinforced thermal insulation clay block masonry structure. Such solution represents a very common construction method in Central Europe but, although some cyclic shear test results are available, its effective dynamic response under seismic events still requires experimental validation. For this purpose, two full-scale mock-ups with different geometries were tested on the 3-D shaking table using a series of seismic records with increasing intensity. The first mock-up is plan-regular, while the second one is designed so as to trigger some torsional effects. This paper summarizes the most relevant experimental results regarding the structural response of the specimens, e.g., the dynamic response evolution, the collapse mechanism identified and the maximum drift values measured. It also focuses on two different easy modelling strategies, i.e. simple model according to a combined Eurocode 6/Eurocode 8 approach and equivalent frame approach. It finally compares the predictions obtained from these two methods with the experimental results. [less ▲]

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See detail"L’Alfier nero" (Le Fou noir) d’Arrigo Boito. Lecture anthropologique et poétologique d’un combat d’échecs.
Leyh, Valérie ULg

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEscouloubre Piano Key weir: prototype versus scale models
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Silvestri, Aurélien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg et al

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

A 1.77 m high piano key weir in operation on the Escouloubre balance basin enabled the observation of real size flows for discharges ranging from 1.2 to 10 m³/s, corresponding to upstream heads ranging ... [more ▼]

A 1.77 m high piano key weir in operation on the Escouloubre balance basin enabled the observation of real size flows for discharges ranging from 1.2 to 10 m³/s, corresponding to upstream heads ranging from 11 to 48 cm. These observations are depicted and compared to the results gained on three physical models of the weir, built and operated considering a Froude similitude and geometric scale factors of, respectively, 1:7, 1:15 and 1:25. The study highlights the scale effects which may affect piano key weirs scale model studies and provides criteria to limit them. In particular, the results analysis shows that the scale models succeed in representing the flow conditions on the weir when the model upstream head is higher than 60 mm, and succeed in predicting the weir discharge capacity when the model upstream head is higher than 30 mm. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

in Proceedings of the EAACI Congress 2014 (2014)

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See detailLes dieux et la cité. Représentations des divinités tutélaires entre Grèce et Phénicie
Bonnet, Corinne; Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Zenzen, Nicolas; Hölscher, Tonio; Trampedach, Kai (Eds.) Aneignung und Abgrenzung. Wechselnde Perspektiven auf die Antithese von ‘Ost’ und ‘West’ in der griechischen Antike (2014)

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See detailHow and why did Hatshepsut invent the image of her royal power?
Laboury, Dimitri ULg

in Galan, José Manuel; Bryan, Betsy M.; Dorman, Peter F. (Eds.) Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut (2014)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

in International Conference Wine Active Compounds 2014 (2014)

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

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

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

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

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See detailExperimental testing on modern clay masonry structures
Vasseur, Luc; Mordant, Christophe ULg; Degée, Hervé

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailAnalysis of mass movements affecting the region of Constantine
Draidia, Salah ULg; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Benabbas, C.

in EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts (2014)

Abstract: Mass movements are a very frequent phenomenon in the North-Eastern Algeria, causing a lot of damages among the population and on the infrastructures and representing the most important geohazard ... [more ▼]

Abstract: Mass movements are a very frequent phenomenon in the North-Eastern Algeria, causing a lot of damages among the population and on the infrastructures and representing the most important geohazard. This paper presents some results of the analysis of slope instabilities in many places in the region and especially along the East-West highway. The work show many types of failures characterized by a high degree of heterogeneity. It is clear that the landslides in this area are very complex, in the most cases a combination of ... [less ▲]

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See detailThe Hangenberg Event (uppermost Famennian) in southern Belgium (Namur-Dinant Basin)
Mottequin, Bernard ULg; Poty, Edouard

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

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See detailAssessment of Solvent Degradation within a Global Process Model of Post-Combustion CO2 Capture
Léonard, Grégoire ULg; Toye, Dominique ULg; Heyen, Georges ULg

in Klemes, Jiri; Varbanov, Petar; Liew, Peng (Eds.) Proceedings of the 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering – ESCAPE 24 (2014)

Solvent degradation may be a major drawback for the large-scale implementation of post-combustion CO2 capture due to amine consumption and emission of degradation products. However, its influence on the ... [more ▼]

Solvent degradation may be a major drawback for the large-scale implementation of post-combustion CO2 capture due to amine consumption and emission of degradation products. However, its influence on the process operations has rarely been studied. In the present work, a kinetics model describing solvent oxidative and thermal degradation has been developed based on own experimental results for the benchmark solvent, i.e. 30 wt% monoethanolamine (MEA) in water. This model has been included into a global Aspen Plus model of the CO2 capture process. The selected process modelling approaches are described in the present work. Using the resulting simulation model, optimal operating conditions can be identified to minimize both the energy requirement and the solvent degradation in the process. This kind of process model assessing solvent degradation may contribute to the design of large-scale CO2 capture plants to consider not only the process energy penalty, but also its environmental penalty. Indeed, both aspects are relevant for the large-scale deployment of the CO2 capture technology. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailShaking table tests on unreinforced load-bearing masonry structures
Mordant, Christophe ULg; Taylor, Colin; Dietz, Matt et al

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

The recent interest of engineers for unreinforced masonry structures has led to improvements in the knowledge of their behaviour in normal conditions and to new applications, like multi-storey buildings ... [more ▼]

The recent interest of engineers for unreinforced masonry structures has led to improvements in the knowledge of their behaviour in normal conditions and to new applications, like multi-storey buildings. Nevertheless, additional investigations are still necessary regarding their seismic behaviour, considering the commonly admitted conservatism of the current seismic standards, limiting the applications even for low seismic areas. Moreover, new parameters have to be considered to fulfil the standards in terms of individual comfort. For the acoustic performance, rubber layers can be placed at walls extremities, but are likely to influence significantly the seismic response. This paper describes shaking table tests on six specimens performed to contribute to these issues. The objectives are to improve the understanding of the seismic behaviour of masonry walls including rocking effects, to investigate the influence of soundproofing elements, to study the contribution of walls perpendicular to the seismic action and to characterize the frame behaviour. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailEffet du stress hydrique sur la composition biochimique des huiles de quatre variétés de carthame (Carthamus tinctorius) produites dans la région orientale du Maroc.
Ben moumen, Abdessamad; Mansouri, Farid; Fauconnier, Marie-Laure ULg et al

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

L'huile de carthame est produite sur une échelle relativement réduite dans certaines régions d'Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient. Cette huile a été caractérisée dans différentes régions du monde et ... [more ▼]

L'huile de carthame est produite sur une échelle relativement réduite dans certaines régions d'Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient. Cette huile a été caractérisée dans différentes régions du monde et plusieurs expériences ont montré une grande variabilité en fonctions des variétés, des sols et des conditions climatiques. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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See detailVingt minutes en Utopie: l'ALWi
Baiwir, Esther ULg; Renders, Pascale ULg

in Baiwir, Esther; Renders, Pascale (Eds.) Actes de la 5e Journée liégeoise de Traitement des Sources Galloromanes (Liège, 16 mai 2013) (2013, December)

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See detailPotentiel d'utilisation de la spectrometrie moyen infrarouge pour prédire le rendement fromager du lait et étudier sa variabilité génétique
Colinet, Frédéric ULg; Troch, Thibault ULg; Abbas, O. et al

in 20èmes Rencontres Recherches Ruminants, Paris, les 4 et 5 Décembre 2013 (2013, December)

Fournir une indication rapide, fiable et bon marché du rendement fromager pour un lait donné, sans devoir appliquer des formules (empiriques ou théoriques) à partir des concentrations préalablement ... [more ▼]

Fournir une indication rapide, fiable et bon marché du rendement fromager pour un lait donné, sans devoir appliquer des formules (empiriques ou théoriques) à partir des concentrations préalablement déterminées pour différents constituants du lait, serait un outil utile et économiquement intéressant tant pour les éleveurs que pour l’industrie laitière. En vue d’étudier la variabilité génétique du rendement fromager à l’échelle du cheptel bovin wallon, des méthodes chimiométriques ont été utilisées afin de développer des équations de prédictions basées sur des spectres moyen infrarouge (MIR) pour les rendements fromagers déterminés en laboratoire et exprimés en frais (RdFF) ou en sec (RdFS). Ceux-ci ont été déterminés sur 258 échantillons de lait analysés en spectrométrie MIR. Les équations de prédiction à partir du spectre MIR du lait ont été développées en utilisant la régression des moindres carrés partiels (PLS) avec une validation croisée interne appliquée sur la dérivée première des spectres MIR. Les coefficients de détermination de validation croisée (R²cv) des équations étaient de 0,81 pour les prédictions du RdFF et de 0,82 pour les celles du RdFS. Les rapports des performances sur les variabilités (RPD) étaient égaux à 2,3. Ces résultats peuvent permettre d’envisager une bonne utilité pratique pour leur prédiction respective, notamment dans le cadre de recherches génétiques. Ces équations ont été appliquées sur la base de données spectrales générée dans le cadre du contrôle laitier wallon. Les composantes de la variance ont été estimées séparément pour le RdFF et le RdFS basées sur un modèle animal « contrôles élémentaires » utilisant des régressions aléatoires. Le jeu de données utilisé comportait 51 537 prédictions pour 7 870 vaches primipares Holstein. Les héritabilités journalières moyennes variaient entre 0,31 (au 5ème jour de lactation (JDL)) et 0,59 (au 279ème JDL) pour le RdFF et entre 0,31 (au 5ème JDL) et 0,57 (au 299ème JDL) pour le RdFS. Ces héritabilités journalières modérées à élevées ont indiqué le potentiel de sélection génétique pour ces deux caractères. [less ▲]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailA giant treated with growth hormone
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Potorac, Iulia ULg; CASTERMANS, Emilie ULg et al

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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See detailIslamic food practices in migration context. An ethnography among Moroccan women in Milan.
Mescoli, Elsa ULg

in Toguslu, Erkan; Leman, Johan; Ozdemir, Saliha (Eds.) Everyday Life Practices of Muslims in Europe: Consumption and Aesthetics. (2013, November 28)

My study focuses on the culinary practices of Moroccan women living in Milan hinterland in Italy. By adopting a praxeological approach (Warnier 2001), I study female subjectivation processes realized ... [more ▼]

My study focuses on the culinary practices of Moroccan women living in Milan hinterland in Italy. By adopting a praxeological approach (Warnier 2001), I study female subjectivation processes realized through food. My attention is given to (micro)practices (De Certeau 1980, Foucault in Martin 1993, Mahmood 2005, Mauss 1936) performed daily, by means of which the women considered shape their self and affirm their religious belonging in private and in public contexts. Islamic normativity concerning food issues is at matter here, thus being analyzed in its multifaceted complexity. As a matter of fact, the actors involved need to face the constraints imposed by the migration context while trying to comply with religious rules, in their turns intertwined with remembered embodied practices. This implies some negotiations to be made, in particular concerning a different articulation of time, but also the mobilization of tactics and strategies (De Certeau 1980) to guarantee a reassuring proper self-definition. In the private space, food practices keep on being influenced not only by the Islamic dietary prescriptions affirming what is not possible to eat, but also by the indications stressing what to eat – and eventually when and how to prepare it. A private consumption, reflecting a specific belief, materially informs a spiritual definition of the self. Furthermore, such dynamics go out the domestic context and perform in the public space. Everyday practices, and in particular those related to food, let an expression of Muslim migrants’ identity be realized in overdetermined backgrounds such as that which is under study. As a matter of fact, by preparing and sharing food, Moroccan women participate to local events - and consequently to the city social life - and thus they are allowed to affirm in public their religious belonging and some related claims. The so called “ethnic food” is protagonist of numerous intercultural events, aimed at letting an encounter with religious diversity take place in the perspective of a culture to taste. In those occasions, once a relationship is set up, other important issues can be approached, such as that of the freedom to practice religion. My presentation will try to highlight such complex dynamics, stressing on the materiality of religious subjectivation. Photos and videos recording everyday practices and objects will be used to visually support the reflections presented. De Certeau, Michel (1980). L’invention du quotidien. Tome I. Arts de faire. Paris: Gallimard. Mahmood, Saba (2005). Politics of piety: the Islamic revival and the feminist subject, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Martin, Luther H.; Gutman, Huck e Hutton, Patrick H. (eds.) (1992). Tecnologie del sé. Un seminario con Michel Foucault, Torino: Bollati Boringhieri. Mauss, Marcel (1936). Les techniques du corps, in Journal de Psychologie, XXXII, ne, 3-4, 15 mars - 15 avril. Warnier Jean-Pierre (2001). A praxeological approach to subjectivation in a material world, in Journal of Material Culture, Vol. 6(1): 5–24. [less ▲]

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See detailPerspectives offertes par la culture en association de froment et de pois protéagineux d’hiver
Pierreux, Jérome ULg; Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Roisin, Christian et al

in Autonomie protéique et biométhanisation à la ferme (2013, November 27)

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