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See detailL'intérêt des races mixtes dans les systèmes laitiers : enseignements du projet BlueSel
Muchembled, A.; Beguin, E.; Glorieux, G. et al

in 18ième Carrefour des Productions animales : Nouvelles approches pour une optimisation de nos élevages laitiers (2013, February)

La « Bleue Mixte » (BM) est une race à petit effectif localisée de part et d’autre de la frontière franco-belge. Menacée de disparition, elle bénéficie d’un projet transfrontalier BlueSel soutenu par le ... [more ▼]

La « Bleue Mixte » (BM) est une race à petit effectif localisée de part et d’autre de la frontière franco-belge. Menacée de disparition, elle bénéficie d’un projet transfrontalier BlueSel soutenu par le programme européen INTERREG IV et les autorités françaises et wallonnes. L’objectif de ce projet est d’assurer la conservation, la sélection et la promotion de la BM. L’un des volets du programme a consisté à étudier la rentabilité économique des troupeaux BM. Il s’est appuyé sur un réseau de 16 fermes de références mis en place fin 2008 jusque mi 2012. La collecte des données techniques et économiques sur les 4 années comptables de 2007 à 2010 a reposé sur la méthodologie mise en oeuvre au sein du dispositif français des Réseaux d’élevage. Les exploitations BM ont été regroupées selon deux systèmes, herbivore et polyculture-élevage, et comparées aux exploitations laitières Prim’Holstein (PH) du Réseau d’élevage de Nord-Picardie. Les résultats démontrent la capacité des éleveurs de vaches BM à obtenir de bonnes performances économiques malgré de plus faibles productivité laitière (4225 l/VL) et taux (3,70 % de MG et 3,22 % de protéines), et un moindre prix du lait, grâce notamment à une conduite de troupeaux bien maîtrisée, des surfaces fourragères très bien valorisées, et la mixité lait-viande très affirmée de la race qui atténue les fluctuations du prix du lait. En système herbivore, les exploitations BM s’avèrent économes et autonomes avec une excellente valorisation des prairies. En système de polyculture-élevage, les troupeaux sont conduits de façon à peine plus intensive qu’en système herbivore, contrairement aux troupeaux PH. [less ▲]

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See detailPhysical and numerical modelling in low-head structures design
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Rulot, François ULg et al

in Bung, Daniel; Pagliara, Stefano (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Workshop on Hydraulic Design of Low-Head Structures (2013, February)

Physical and numerical modelling may be combined within so-called composite or hybrid modelling. This enables to optimally take benefit of the respective strengths of each modelling approach, while ... [more ▼]

Physical and numerical modelling may be combined within so-called composite or hybrid modelling. This enables to optimally take benefit of the respective strengths of each modelling approach, while compensating for their specific drawbacks. Different types of composite modelling may be identified, such as embedding a detailed physical model within a broader scale numerical model, interconnecting different physical and numerical models focusing each on specific processes, or validating a numerical model from experimental data before exploiting the numerical model to generate more results than availa-ble from the experimental facility. Besides, specifically in more basic research, composite modelling may also be used to improve in-depth understanding of the relative importance of different processes which act simultaneously in the experimental test and may be artificially separated in numerical simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailA Continuum Damage Mechanics Model for the Analysis of the Crashworthiness of Composite Structures: A work in progress
Chiu, Louis N S; Falzon, Brian G; Boman, Romain ULg

in Proceedings of the 15th Australian Aeronautical Conference (2013, February)

The crashworthiness capability of an aircraft structure is dependent on its ability to attenuate crash loading via the controlled deformation of energy absorbing devices. An energy-based constitutive ... [more ▼]

The crashworthiness capability of an aircraft structure is dependent on its ability to attenuate crash loading via the controlled deformation of energy absorbing devices. An energy-based constitutive relation was employed to model the behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced epoxy resin composite material under crush loading. Each of the damage modes in the fibre and matrix was treated separately with its own damage initiation and progression relationships as well as a damage parameter that tracks damage progression. Each damage parameter dictates the reduction in stiffness in the respective principal loading directions. This model was implemented for a 3D solid brick element in contrast to shell-based formulations currently available. Crushing composite structures were modelled and the results validated against experimental data. The force-displacement response / specific energy absorption and the failure modes obtained from the simulation show that the underlying physics of the crushing have been captured by the proposed model but that further work is required for reliable quantitative correlation. [less ▲]

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See detailEosinophile Bronchopneumonie
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings of the 34. Internationaler Fortbildungskurs Kleintierkrankheiten : “Thorax – Herz- und Lungenerkrankungen" - Flims -Switzerland (2013, February)

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See detailRelating Local Permeability Changes to the Deformation of Preforms during the Manufacture of Complex-Shaped Composite Structures
Pierce, Robert S; Falzon, Brian G; Boman, Romain ULg

in Proceedings of the 15th Australian Aeronautical Conference (2013, February)

The transition to using carbon-fibre composites in the primary structure of passenger aircraft is now well established with focus shifting towards reducing manufacturing costs. This study reports on ... [more ▼]

The transition to using carbon-fibre composites in the primary structure of passenger aircraft is now well established with focus shifting towards reducing manufacturing costs. This study reports on initial results in the development of accurate numerical process modelling tools for resin-infused composite structures. A continuum-based, finite element material model has been developed to simulate the draping of a dry carbon fibre fabric, accurately tracking the changes in the warp and weft fibre orientations. A multiple ply draping example demonstrates the large variation of shear angles that are prevalent in forming processes. The relationship between shear angle and permeability was studied experimentally as it is integral to the accuracy of the resin infusion modelling process. The anisotropic permeability of the plain weave fabric was observed to increase by a factor of five as the shear locking angle was approached, with principal permeability values, K1 and K2, increasing and decreasing by a factor of approximately two, respectively. [less ▲]

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

in Abstract book of the NCCR Annual Research Forum (2013, February)

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See detailEtude de la variabilité des aptitudes à la transformation laitière en Région wallonne basée sur l'utilisation de la spectrométrie infrarouge
Colinet, Frédéric ULg; Troch, Thibault ULg; Vanden Bossche, S. et al

in 18ième Carrefour des Productions animales : Nouvelles approches pour une optimisation de nos élevages laitiers (2013, February)

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See detailAutomated platform for the quality control of PET-CT scanners following AFCN/FANC recommendations
Bernard, Claire ULg; Paulus, Cyril; JODOGNE, Sébastien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Belgian Hospital Physicists Association Symposium (2013, February)

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See detailBronchiektasie
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings of the 34. Internationaler Fortbildungskurs Kleintierkrankheiten : “Thorax – Herz- und Lungenerkrankungen" - Flims -Switzerland (2013, February)

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See detailGrowth, development and metabolic programming in premature infants
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 8th International Neonatal Conference (2013, February)

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See detailContexte géologique des sites mésolithiques de la Heid de Fer et de L’Ourlaine à Becco (Theux, Belgique)
Marion, Jean-Marc ULg; Simons, Justine; Mottequin, Bernard ULg

in Autour de l'hématite - Circulation et transformation au cours de la préhistoire récente. Méthodes d'analyse (2013, February)

The use of natural resources is a major source of information to study the socio-economic organization of the population from Prehistory to Antiquity, due to the fact that their exchange networks and ... [more ▼]

The use of natural resources is a major source of information to study the socio-economic organization of the population from Prehistory to Antiquity, due to the fact that their exchange networks and behaviors changed together with their lifestyles and know-how. If flint or other materials such as shale have been extensively studied, haematite, and particularly the oolitic haematite, remains hardly investigated as a material in terms of its origin and technical methods of utilization. The mesolithic sites of "L'Ourlaine" and the "Heid de Fer" (Becco, Theux, southern Belgium) are very close to an important Famennian (Upper Devonian) oolitic haematite outcrop. [less ▲]

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See detailChronische. Bronchitis Hund
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings of the 34. Internationaler Fortbildungskurs Kleintierkrankheiten : “Thorax – Herz- und Lungenerkrankungen" - Flims -Switzerland (2013, February)

See detailLungenfibrose
Clercx, Cécile ULg

in Proceedings of the 34. Internationaler Fortbildungskurs Kleintierkrankheiten : “Thorax – Herz- und Lungenerkrankungen" - Flims -Switzerland (2013, February)

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See detailNutritional requirements for premature infants
SENTERRE, Thibault ULg

in 8th International Neonatal Conference (2013, February)

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See detailOrthanc - Lightweight, scriptable DICOM server for image management in radiotherapy departments
JODOGNE, Sébastien ULg; Sobczak, Sonia; DEVILLERS, Magali ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Belgian Hospital Physicists Association Symposium (2013, February)

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See detailLa transition des territoires périurbains vers un modèle plus durable : perspectives pour le renouvellement périurbain.
Marique, Anne-Françoise ULg; Reiter, Sigrid ULg

in Van Ypersele, Jean-Pascal; Hudon, Marek (Eds.) 1er Congrès interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable : Quelle transition pour nos sociétés ? Thème 3 : Logement et Aménagement du territoire. Recueil. (2013, February)

L’article aborde la question du recyclage des quartiers périurbains existants sous l'angle énergétique. Deux leviers d’actions sont mobilisés à cet effet : la forme urbaine, qui est étudiée en ... [more ▼]

L’article aborde la question du recyclage des quartiers périurbains existants sous l'angle énergétique. Deux leviers d’actions sont mobilisés à cet effet : la forme urbaine, qui est étudiée en complémentarité de l’échelle du bâtiment individuel, et la mobilité, car l’étalement urbain est entretenu et favorisé, en grande partie par la dépendance à la voiture individuelle. Deux indicateurs principaux (les besoins de chauffage de différents types de formes périurbaines et un indice de performance des déplacements) sont développés et discutés pour mettre en évidence les scénarios de renouvellement les plus adaptés et répondre à deux questions : « comment intervenir dans les quartiers périurbains existants ? » et « où intervenir ? ». Des pistes concrètes visant à l’opérationnalisation d’un « renouvellement périurbain » plus durable sont ensuite proposées. [less ▲]

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See detail7. Lutte intégrée contre les ravageurs
Chavalle, Sandrine; Censier, Florence ULg; De Proft, Michel

in Destain, Jean-Pierre; Bodson, Bernard (Eds.) Livre Blanc Céréales (2013, February)

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See detailRobustness of steel building structures following a column loss
Huvelle, Clara ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg; Demonceau, Jean-François ULg

in IABSE Workshop Helsinki 2013 "Safety, Failures and Robustness of Large Structures" Report (2013, February)

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See detailNouveaux modes d’action publique en faveur de la transition des quartiers urbains vers un développement durable.
Ruelle, Christine ULg; Stangherlin, Gregor; Teller, Jacques ULg

in Van Ypersele, Jean-Pascal; Hudon, Marek (Eds.) 1er Congrès Interdisciplinaire du Développement Durable - Thème 5: Rôle des pouvoirs publics dans la transition. (2013, January 31)

L’article aborde la question de l’action publique visant à promouvoir le développement durable des quartiers urbains existants. En particulier, il envisage la pertinence de développer cette action à ... [more ▼]

L’article aborde la question de l’action publique visant à promouvoir le développement durable des quartiers urbains existants. En particulier, il envisage la pertinence de développer cette action à partir d’une réorientation de la « politique des quartiers », modalité de l’action publique héritée de la fin du XXème siècle. Les structures publiques de quartier mises en place dans le cadre de cette politique pourraient en effet jouer un rôle d’accélérateurs de la transition de ces quartiers. Elles ont le potentiel pour cela, notamment grâce au réseau social qu’elles développent au sein de la population locale, sans l’engagement de laquelle les pouvoirs publics peuvent bien peu de choses. L’article envisage ensuite la pertinence d’une généralisation de cette politique à tous les quartiers urbains, selon des intensités variables et en complémentarité avec les politiques urbaines plus stratégiques, afin d’assurer un développement équilibré de nos territoires. [less ▲]

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See detailA multiaxial constitutive model for concrete in the fire situation
Gernay, Thomas ULg; Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

in Proceedings of the 13th Fire and Materials Conference (2013, January 28)

Performance-based design in fire engineering leads to increasing demand for advanced temperature-dependent material models for the load bearing materials used in building structures. These models must be ... [more ▼]

Performance-based design in fire engineering leads to increasing demand for advanced temperature-dependent material models for the load bearing materials used in building structures. These models must be valid in natural fire situations including cooling down phase and must be sufficiently robust for complex numerical calculations such as, for example, the analysis of tensile membrane action in composite slabs. Although structural concrete is widely used in civil engineering, proper modelling of its thermo-mechanical behaviour remains a challenging issue for engineers mainly because of the complexity of the phenomena that result from the microcracking process in this material and because of the necessity to ensure the numerical robustness of the models. This paper presents a new multiaxial concrete model based on a plastic-damage formulation and developed to meet the specific requirements of structural fire engineers and researchers. The model, which incorporates an explicit term for transient creep strain and encompasses a limited number of material parameters, has been implemented in a finite element software dedicated to the nonlinear analysis of structures in fire. The paper presents a series of numerical simulations conducted to highlight the model ability to capture the main phenomena that develop in concrete under fire (permanent strains, degradation of the elastic properties, unilateral effect) as well as its ability to be used for the fire analysis of large-scale structural elements. As an example, the new concrete model is used in the numerical analysis of a full scale fire test on a composite steel-concrete slab and it is shown that the computed and measured results agree. [less ▲]

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See detailNew INTEGRAL Observations of η Carinae Close to Periastron
Leyder, J.-C.; Walter, R.; Rauw, Grégor ULg

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

The soft X-ray thermal emission of η Carinae varies strongly around the periastron, following the orbital period of 5.5 yr. We studied the hard X-ray non-thermal emission of η Car using new INTEGRAL ... [more ▼]

The soft X-ray thermal emission of η Carinae varies strongly around the periastron, following the orbital period of 5.5 yr. We studied the hard X-ray non-thermal emission of η Car using new INTEGRAL observations taken close to periastron. We showed that the hard X-ray emission is very likely to be associated with η Car, and not with any other source found within the INTEGRAL error circle. We also showed that the 3-σ detection during the soft X-ray minimum is consistent with a hydrogen column density that does not exceed 6×10[SUP]23[/SUP] cm[SUP]-2[/SUP]. [less ▲]

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See detailQuantitative NIR Spectroscopy of Massive Stars
Sana, H.; Stap, F. A.; de Koter, A. et al

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

Interest for near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy of massive stars has been dramatically increasing over the last decade. Because it allows one to observe objects inaccessible at optical wavelengths due to ... [more ▼]

Interest for near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy of massive stars has been dramatically increasing over the last decade. Because it allows one to observe objects inaccessible at optical wavelengths due to absorption, the infrared domain offers a privileged window to study highly extinguished objects. Yet, a detailed calibration of the massive star properties at NIR wavelength is still missing. Following the lines of the work of Repolust et al. (2005), we have acquired high resolution spectroscopy of several nearby massive stars using VLT/CRIRES, focusing on spectral lines of interest in the J, H, K, and L bands. In this work, we present the earliest results of our quantitative spectroscopic analysis of the main sequence stars in our sample. Using the unique combination of a genetic algorithm approach with the state-of-the-art non-LTE atmosphere model FASTWIND, we compare the stellar and wind properties as derived from the optical and the NIR regime. [less ▲]

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See detail2009: A Colliding-Wind Odyssey
Fahed, R.; Moffat, A. F. J.; Zorec, J. et al

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

We present the results from two optical spectroscopic campaigns on colliding-wind binaries (CWB) which both occurred in 2009. The first one was on WR 140 (WC7pd + O5.5fc), the archetype of CWB, which ... [more ▼]

We present the results from two optical spectroscopic campaigns on colliding-wind binaries (CWB) which both occurred in 2009. The first one was on WR 140 (WC7pd + O5.5fc), the archetype of CWB, which experienced periastron passage of its highly elliptical 8-year orbit in January. The WR 140 campaign consisted of a unique and constructive collaboration between amateur and professional astronomers and took place at half a dozen locations, including Teide Observatory, Observatoire de Haute Provence, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic and at several small private observatories. The second campaign was on a selection of 5 short-period WR + O binaries not yet studied for colliding-wind effects: WR 12 (WN8h), WR 21 (WN5o + O7 V), WR 30 (WC6 + O7.5 V), WR 31 (WN4o + O8), and WR 47 (WN6o + O5). The campaign took place at Leoncito Observatory, Argentina, during 1 month. We provide updated values of most of these systems for the orbital parameters, new estimates for the WR and O star masses and new constraints on the mass-loss rates and colliding wind geometry. [less ▲]

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See detailMassive Non-Thermal Radio Emitters: New Data and their Modeling
Volpi, D.; Blomme, R.; De Becker, Michaël ULg et al

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

During recent years some non-thermal radio emitting OB stars have been discovered to be binary or multiple systems. The non-thermal emission is due to synchrotron radiation that is emitted by electrons ... [more ▼]

During recent years some non-thermal radio emitting OB stars have been discovered to be binary or multiple systems. The non-thermal emission is due to synchrotron radiation that is emitted by electrons accelerated up to high energies. The electron acceleration occurs at the strong shocks created by the collision of radiatively-driven winds. Here we summarize the available radio data and more recent observations for the binary Cyg OB2 No. 9. We also show a new emission model which is being developed to compare the theoretical total radio flux and the spectral index with the observed radio light curves. This comparison will be useful in order to solve fundamental questions, such as the determination of the stellar mass-loss rates, which are perturbed by clumping. [less ▲]

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See detailCoRoT Observations of O Stars: Diverse Origins of Variability
Blomme, R.; Briquet, Maryline ULg; Degroote, P. et al

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

Six O-type stars were observed continuously by the CoRoT satellite during a 34.3-day run. The unprecedented quality of the data allows us to detect even low-amplitude stellar pulsations in some of these ... [more ▼]

Six O-type stars were observed continuously by the CoRoT satellite during a 34.3-day run. The unprecedented quality of the data allows us to detect even low-amplitude stellar pulsations in some of these stars (HD 46202 and the binaries HD 46149 and Plaskett's star). These cover both opacity-driven modes and solar-like stochastic oscillations, both of importance to the asteroseismological modeling of O stars. Additional effects can be seen in the CoRoT light curves, such as binarity and rotational modulation. Some of the hottest O-type stars (HD 46223, HD 46150 and HD 46966) are dominated by the presence of red-noise: we speculate that this is related to a sub-surface convection zone. [less ▲]

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See detailX-Ray Plasma Temperature Distribution in the Wind of ζ Puppis
Hervé, Anthony ULg; Rauw, Grégor ULg; Nazé, Yaël ULg

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

Different scenarios try to explain the X-ray production in the O-type star wind (magnetic confinement, embedded shocks…) and their plasma temperature distribution. In this context, we have developed a new ... [more ▼]

Different scenarios try to explain the X-ray production in the O-type star wind (magnetic confinement, embedded shocks…) and their plasma temperature distribution. In this context, we have developed a new modeling code which computes synthetic spectra as a function of plasma temperature, abundances, and localization of the X-ray emitting shell in the wind. Then we combine several synthetic spectra in order to fit the observed high-resolution spectra. Our preliminary results on ζ Puppis reveal a non-porous wind as well as non-solar abundances for the CNO elements. More important, an extended region with a low temperature plasma begins to emit close to the star surface while small shells with hotter temperature plasmas emit farther in the wind. [less ▲]

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See detailGAUFRE: a tool for an automated determination of atmospheric parameters from spectroscopy
Valentini, Marica ULg; Morel, Thierry ULg; Miglio, Andrea et al

in 40th Liege International Astrophysical Colloquium 'Ageing low-mass stars: from red giants to white dwarfs' (2013, January 01)

We present an automated tool for measuring atmospheric parameters (T_eff, log(g), [Fe/H]) for F-G-K dwarf and giant stars. The tool, called GAUFRE, is written in C++ and composed of several routines ... [more ▼]

We present an automated tool for measuring atmospheric parameters (T_eff, log(g), [Fe/H]) for F-G-K dwarf and giant stars. The tool, called GAUFRE, is written in C++ and composed of several routines: GAUFRE-RV measures radial velocity from spectra via cross-correlation against a synthetic template, GAUFRE-EW measures atmospheric parameters through the classic line-by-line technique and GAUFRE-CHI2 performs a chi^2 fitting to a library of synthetic spectra. A set of F-G-K stars extensively studied in the literature were used as a benchmark for the program: their high signal-to-noise and high resolution spectra were analysed by using GAUFRE and results were compared with those present in literature. The tool is also implemented in order to perform the spectral analysis after fixing the surface gravity (log(g)) to the accurate value provided by asteroseismology. A set of CoRoT stars, belonging to LRc01 and LRa01 fields was used for first testing the performances and the behaviour of the program when using the seismic log(g). [less ▲]

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See detailAre Magnetic OB Stars More Prone to Mixing? Still an Unsettled Issue
Morel, Thierry ULg

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

We review our knowledge of the mixing properties of magnetic OB stars and discuss whether the observational data presently available support, as predicted by some theoretical models, the idea that ... [more ▼]

We review our knowledge of the mixing properties of magnetic OB stars and discuss whether the observational data presently available support, as predicted by some theoretical models, the idea that magnetic phenomena favour the transport of chemical elements. A (likely statistical) relationship between enhanced mixing and the existence of a field has been emerging over the last few years. As discussed in this contribution, however, a clear answer to this question is presently hampered by the lack of large and well-defined samples of magnetic and non-magnetic stars. [less ▲]

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See detailQu’est-ce qu’une preuve de développement de compétence ? Témoignages autour de la récolte et de l’analyse critique de preuves de développement de compétences dans deux programmes faisant usages du portfolio pour l’évaluation finale de leurs étudiants
Poumay, Marianne ULg; Georges, François ULg

in Actes du 25ème colloque de l’ADMEE-Europe Fribourg - Evaluation et autoévaluation, quels espaces de formation (2013, January)

Il n’est pas « naturel » pour l’apprenant d’entrer dans une logique par laquelle il lui revient de démontrer ses progrès. Dans le présent article, nous tentons de mieux cerner la notion de preuves au ... [more ▼]

Il n’est pas « naturel » pour l’apprenant d’entrer dans une logique par laquelle il lui revient de démontrer ses progrès. Dans le présent article, nous tentons de mieux cerner la notion de preuves au travers de portfolios réalisés par des enseignants et formateurs inscrits dans deux programmes de l’université de Liège (Belgique). [less ▲]

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See detailFrom Fritz Teufel to Leo Bassi : Happening and provocation. Just a History of Overbidding and Inflation?
Hamers, Jérémy ULg

in Utopia and Critical Thinking in the Creative Process (2013, January)

Ludico-symbolic coups and assassination attempts, make-believe funerals and degeneration of trials into grotesque rhetorical jousting : everywhere throughout Europe and the United States in the mid ... [more ▼]

Ludico-symbolic coups and assassination attempts, make-believe funerals and degeneration of trials into grotesque rhetorical jousting : everywhere throughout Europe and the United States in the mid sixties, political happenings thrived. The acts/performances, which were for the most part carried out by groups or individuals close to the Marxist and pacifist student protest movement, can’t be dissociated from a situationnist understanding of the urban milieu, transformed into one large stage for militant theatre. Founded on the principal of diversion and provocation, these actions quickly led to inflation and overbidding. Caught in a hectic whirl which forced them to always push the limit further in order to evade, if only temporarily, a process of institutionalisation that threatens any act of provocation, they soon begin to loose their political effectiveness. Born from a common political and artistic origin as the leaders of the student left movement, several “terrorist” groups harden their tone at the beginning of the seventies and perpetrate acts of violence with a revolutionary intention. Breaking away from the theatrical and ludic student activity while also retaining their situationnist obedience and a certain theatrical conception of the urban place, these armed groups think up actions in the beginning of the seventies which induce a rupture in the performative and theatrical tradition of the end of the sixties. These acts have been the subject of in depths studies by authors who, however conscious of the theatrical origins of the actions of the extreme left terrorists, refer to a terminology which imposes a distinction between action (or happening/performance) and “terrorist” acts. On the basis of this terminological distinction, we will demonstrate not only that these actions of the beginning of the seventies must be considered in a direct lineage with the political-theatrical creation of the end of the sixties, but that they also offer a first escape route, politically efficient, to the inflation which threatens any act of provocation. If the actions of the RAF, the Red Brigades or the Weathermen evade institutionalisation which threatens any act of provocation, they nevertheless remain politically unsustainable and condemn those who imagine them as well as those who execute them to an inevitably tragic ending, incompatible with the pursuit of creative practice. This paradigm will guide us in identifying some more recent creative processes (fake conferences of the Yes Men, shows/performances of Leo Bassi) which try to overcome in turn the political precariousness of their predecessors in endowing themselves with an (auto)reflexive dimension. Beyond their heterogeneity, these actions/shows shall thus be perceived as objects which surpass the act of provocation, inevitably destined to wear out. Because, in actively implicating the spectator to a point where he becomes a full fledge component of an engaged and reflexive creative process, these practices reinstate the politico-theatrical performance in its indispensable efficiency. [less ▲]

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

in Abstract book of the ABIM meeting (2013, January)

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See detailWindelband on Beurteilung
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

in Van der Schaar, Maria (Ed.) Judgement and the Epistemic Foundation of Logic (2013, January)

A main challenge for philosophers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was to construct judgements as acts of decision or position (thesis) rather than as acts of combination or synthesis ... [more ▼]

A main challenge for philosophers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century was to construct judgements as acts of decision or position (thesis) rather than as acts of combination or synthesis. Let us call this the thetic view. Franz Brentano (1838–1917) is usually regarded as the best supporter of this view, since he takes advantage of the Kantian-Herbartian notion of ‘position’ (Setzung) to break with the traditional definition of judgement as symplokè (Martin 2006, 64 sq.; see Brentano 2008, 335). Generally speaking I think this usual line of interpretation is quite cor- rect, yet it could benefit from a more detailed account of the Brentano reception. What I would like to suggest is this: At stake in Brentano’s legacy is not just the rejection of the synthetic view but also the way in which the thetic dimension is itself conceived. There are, in fact, various ways of constructing judgements as thetic or positional phenomena. Brentano’s notion of ‘existential assertion’ is not the only way to do so. [less ▲]

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See detailLinearized Power Flow Equations Based Predictive Control of Transmission Voltages
Hajian, Mahdi; Rosehart, William; Glavic, Mevludin et al

in Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-46) (2013, January)

In this paper, an approach based on the concept of Model Predictive Control (MPC) is used to control transmission voltages and prevent long-term voltage instability. The MPC model is based on a linearized ... [more ▼]

In this paper, an approach based on the concept of Model Predictive Control (MPC) is used to control transmission voltages and prevent long-term voltage instability. The MPC model is based on a linearized steady-state system model derived from power flow equations. Simulation results are presented for the case of Nordic32 test system. [less ▲]

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See detailDu destin des archives en Islam. Analyse des données et éléments de réponse
Bauden, Frédéric ULg

in Aigle, Denise; Péquignot, Stéphane (Eds.) La Correspondance entre souverains, princes et cités-états. Approches croisées entre l'Orient musulman, l'Occident et Byzance (XIIIe-début XVIe siècle) (2013)

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See detailPastoral dynamics in the region of Diffa (Niger) : a descriptive analysis of livestock capital
Laouali, Abdoulkadri ULg; Rouchet, François ULg; Lebailly, Philippe ULg et al

in Dusan Kovacevic, Kovacevic (Ed.) Book of proceedings - Fourth International Scientific Symposium „Agrosym 2013“ (2013)

Located between the desert zone in the North and the Sahelian zon in the South, the Region of Diffa is a pastoral area par excellence in Niger. Breeding, witch a highly diversified livestock, is the ... [more ▼]

Located between the desert zone in the North and the Sahelian zon in the South, the Region of Diffa is a pastoral area par excellence in Niger. Breeding, witch a highly diversified livestock, is the dominant economic activity in the region. It occupied 95% of the population and contributes annually to 55% in the formation of the region gross domestic production. For understanding the pastoral dynamic a survey of 300 households (150 households witch herd sedentary and 150 witch herd mobile) was conducted during the first semester of 2012. The data analysis is performed from a herd of 15,618 animal heads consisting mainly of small ruminants for both sedentary (72%) and mobile (52%). The herd structure (sedentary and mobile) by age and sex shows on the one hand, the males are early and systematically exploited, all species including, and the reproduction is carried out by a core of female spawners more less stable and dominated by young females, on the other hand. Comparative analysis of compositions and structures of the livestock by agro-ecological zone (Pastoral bowls zone; Komadougou River and Lake Chad zones) reveals zonal disparities particularly in the sedentary livestock system. [less ▲]

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See detailLa typologie des objets sémiotiques dans le Résumé. Exercice de lecture
Badir, Sémir ULg

in Badir, Sémir; Cigana, Lorenzo (Eds.) Reading the Résumé of a Theory of Language / Lire le Résumé d'une théorie du langage (2013)

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See detailTraitement de la coordination dans le Syntactic Reference Corpus of Medieval French (SRCMF)
Mazziotta, Nicolas ULg

in Casanova Herrero, Emili; Calvo Rigual, Cesareo (Eds.) Actes du XXVIe Congrès de Linguistique et Philologie Romanes (2013)

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See detailRaymond De Becker : une certaine idée de la Belgique. Réflexions sur une identité nationale et culturelle
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Dard, Olivier; Deschamps, Etienne; Duchenne, Geneviève (Eds.) Raymond De Becker (1912-1969). Itinéraire et facettes d’un intellectuel réprouvé (2013)

Au fil de ses écrits des années trente – brochures, articles, tribunes libres –, Raymond De Becker (1912-1969), intellectuel et journaliste à la réputation aujourd'hui sulfureuse au vu de son parcours ... [more ▼]

Au fil de ses écrits des années trente – brochures, articles, tribunes libres –, Raymond De Becker (1912-1969), intellectuel et journaliste à la réputation aujourd'hui sulfureuse au vu de son parcours dans la collaboration, s’est beaucoup interrogé sur la Belgique et son histoire. Il est donc possible d’appréhender la mission qu’il lui assigne ou sa définition de l’union nationale mais, surtout, de décrypter l’analyse qu’il fait des rapports entre Flamands, Wallons et Bruxellois et de voir comment il articule cette analyse avec l’évolution de sa pensée sur la notion de race, d’ethnie et de nationalité. Soulever ces différentes questions conduit à interroger, mais en surface, son rapport aux pays voisins et sa vision de l’Europe et de l’Occident. Quelle Belgique idéale Raymond De Becker veut-il construire ? [less ▲]

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See detailWhither probabilistic security management for real-time operation of power systems ?
Karangelos, Efthymios ULg; Panciatici, Patrick; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control - IX Optimization, Security and Control of the Emerging Power Grid (IREP), 2013 IREP Symposium (2013)

This paper investigates the stakes of introducing probabilistic approaches for the management of power system’s security. In real-time operation, the aim is to arbitrate in a rational way between ... [more ▼]

This paper investigates the stakes of introducing probabilistic approaches for the management of power system’s security. In real-time operation, the aim is to arbitrate in a rational way between preventive and corrective control, while taking into account i) the prior probabilities of contingencies, ii) the possible failure modes of corrective control actions, iii) the socio-economic consequences of service interruptions. This work is a first step towards the construction of a globally coherent decision making framework for security management from long-term system expansion, via mid-term asset management, towards short-term operation planning and real-time operation. [less ▲]

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See detailConsiderations about the optimum design of piano key weirs
Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of Africa 2013 Conference (CD-Rom) (2013)

Piano Key Weirs, a recent innovation in the Labyrinth Weirs geometry, have been studied for years by several research centers and laboratories all over the world. The first prototypes have already been ... [more ▼]

Piano Key Weirs, a recent innovation in the Labyrinth Weirs geometry, have been studied for years by several research centers and laboratories all over the world. The first prototypes have already been built, mainly in France, and others are under construction in Vietnam, Algeria and India. Despite some general design equations have been proposed recently, no optimum geometry has been defined yet. Whatever its geometry, a PKW is more efficient than a standard linear weir of same width. It is also more efficient than a labyrinth weir with the same cycle shape. But the PKW geometry may appear as complex as it involves a large set of parameters. Optimization of the weir design is thus not straightforward. Using the results of a large number of systematic scale model tests carried out to analyse the effect of the main geometric parameters on the PKW discharge capacity, the paper shows how a single optimum design doesn’t exist. This is especially true when economic and technical criteria are considered instead of a single hydraulic performance criteria. Despite this observation, some general rules to design a PKW can be suggested, as well as considerations about the best value of the main ratios defining the structure geometry. The relative influence of these parameters on the PKW efficiency is also highlighted. [less ▲]

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See detailLes marbres dans les traités d’architecture français des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
Gilles, Isabelle ULg

in Toussaint, Jacques (Ed.) Actes du colloque : Autour des marbres jaspés (2013)

Les traités d’architecture français reflètent parfaitement l’intérêt plus ou moins appuyé pour les marbres tout au long de l’Ancien Régime. De Philibert de l’Orme à Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières, nous ... [more ▼]

Les traités d’architecture français reflètent parfaitement l’intérêt plus ou moins appuyé pour les marbres tout au long de l’Ancien Régime. De Philibert de l’Orme à Nicolas Le Camus de Mézières, nous ferons un rapide tour d’horizon du discours sur les marbres ; discours dans lequel apparaissent des questions de provenance, de couleurs, de mise en œuvre... mais également d’usage. Nous envisagerons ainsi les emplois particuliers des marbres. En effet, dans la théorie architecturale, le choix des matériaux — que la matière soit réelle ou imitée — doit répondre à des principes bien établis, autour des notions de convenance et de bienséance. Le matériau choisi et sa mise en œuvre doivent ainsi correspondre à la fois à la qualité sociale du commanditaire et à l’usage du lieu dans lequel le matériau prend place. L’emploi des marbres nous rappelle encore la dimension « totale » de cette architecture de l’Ancien Régime, pensée et écrite avec soin, dans laquelle tous les éléments œuvrent de concert. [less ▲]

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See detailGenetic parameters for methane emission predicted from milk mid-infrared spectra in dairy cows
Kandel, Purna Bhadra ULg; Vanrobays, Marie-Laure ULg; Vanlierde, Amélie et al

in Advances in Animal Biosciences (2013)

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See detailLes procédures alternatives en droit belge : autant de tentatives d'accélérer la justice
Jacobs, Ann ULg

in Jacobs, Ann (Ed.) Les alternatives au procès pénal (2013)

Examen des différentes alternatives au procès pénal en droit belge, de leur raison d'être, de leur champ d'application et de leurs enjeux.

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See detailRegular Modes in Rapidly Rotating Stars
Pasek, Mickael; Georgeot, Bertrand; Lignières, François et al

in Suárez, Juan Carlos; Garrido, Rafael; Balona, Luis A. (Eds.) et al Stellar Pulsations (2013)

Rapid rotation has to date prevented reliable mode identification in most intermediate to massive pulsating stars. In this contribution we show how an asymptotic method for pressure modes predicts regular ... [more ▼]

Rapid rotation has to date prevented reliable mode identification in most intermediate to massive pulsating stars. In this contribution we show how an asymptotic method for pressure modes predicts regular frequency spacings in the spectrum of rapidly rotating stars. We give a semi-analytical formula for these spacings that is in good agreement with numerically computed high-frequency modes. This should help to extract from observed spectra important information on the structure of rapidly rotating stars. [less ▲]

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See detailLes industries à pointes foliacées du Paléolithique supérieur ancien dans le Nord-Ouest de l’Europe : le Lincombien-Ranisien-Jerzmanowicien
Flas, Damien ULg

in Bodu, Pierre; Chehmana, Lucie; Klaric, Laurent (Eds.) et al Le Paléolithique supérieur ancien de l’Europe du Nord-Ouest. Réflexions et synthèses à partir d’un projet collectif de recherche sur le centre et le sud du Bassin parisien (2013)

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See detailActive network management: planning under uncertainty for exploiting load modulation
Gemine, Quentin ULg; Karangelos, Efthymios ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 2013 IREP Symposium - Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control - IX (2013)

This paper addresses the problem faced by a distribution system operator (DSO) when planning the operation of a network in the short-term. The problem is formulated in the context of high penetration of ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem faced by a distribution system operator (DSO) when planning the operation of a network in the short-term. The problem is formulated in the context of high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed generation (DG), and when flexible demand is available. The problem is expressed as a sequential decision-making problem under uncertainty, where, in the first stage, the DSO has to decide whether or not to reserve the availability of flexible demand, and, in the subsequent stages, can curtail the generation and modulate the available flexible loads. We analyze the relevance of this formulation on a small test system, discuss the assumptions made, compare our approach to related work, and indicate further research directions. [less ▲]

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See detailAssessment of landslides activity in Maily‐Say Valley, Kyrgyz Tien Shan
Schlögel, Romy; Fernandez-Steeger, Tomas; Braun, Anika et al

in Landslide Science and Practice (2013)

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See detailTransboundary hydraulic modelling of extreme floods in the Meuse River
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg et al

in The Wise Find Pleasure in Water (2013)

Detailed inundation modelling was conducted along a 100 km long transnational section of the Meuse River (in Belgium and The Netherlands), using very similar models for the whole computation (2D unsteady ... [more ▼]

Detailed inundation modelling was conducted along a 100 km long transnational section of the Meuse River (in Belgium and The Netherlands), using very similar models for the whole computation (2D unsteady models). As a result, damping of the flood waves could be quantified and the possible relevance of using a steady-state approach could be assessed. The new detailed 2D hydraulic simulations have demonstrated that only a very limited damping of the flood waves occurs along the simulated reaches. From the perspective of the variation in peak discharge, the study concludes that running the hydraulic model in steady mode makes perfectly sense. Nonetheless, the steady computations lead to extensive overestimations of the inundated extent and of the stored volume in the floodplains. The 2D unsteady model constitutes also a tool of primary interest, which is readily available to design and evaluate protection measures for flood-prone areas such as in the city of Liege. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude tribologique sur des lubrifiants solides à haute température dans des machines de détente
Legros, Arnaud ULg; Zaïdi, Hamid; Diny, Mouad et al

in La tribologie : fondamentaux et applications complexes (2013)

Dans le cadre de la conception d’un expanseur dédié à la récupération d’énergie à l’échappement d’un moteur à combustion interne, une étude sur des lubrifiants solides a été menée afin de choisir le ... [more ▼]

Dans le cadre de la conception d’un expanseur dédié à la récupération d’énergie à l’échappement d’un moteur à combustion interne, une étude sur des lubrifiants solides a été menée afin de choisir le couple de matériaux adéquat pour le joint principal de la machine. Ce joint doit assurer à la fois une fonction d’étanchéité interne et limiter ainsi les pertes par fuites internes de l’expanseur. Il doit également présenter un coefficient de frottement la plus faible possible afin de réduire les pertes par friction. Ce joint est en effet sollicité par des contraintes en frottement plan dans un environnement sous vapeur d’eau à des températures pouvant atteindre 250°C. Ces températures rendent complexe l’utilisation d’huile et le recours à des matériaux auto lubrifiants est dès lors l’unique solution. [less ▲]

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See detailIs organic farming a tool for sustainable development in Wallonia ?
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Socaciu, Carmen (Ed.) The 12th International Symposium "Prospects for the 3rd Millennium Agriculture" : Book of abstracts, volume 1 (2013)

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Droixhe, Daniel ULg

in Droixhe, Daniel (Ed.) Spa, carrefour de l'Europe des Lumières. Les hôtes de la cité thermale au XVIIIe siècle, sous la direction de Daniel Droixhe, avec la collaboration de Muriel Collart (2013)

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See detailChildren’s Knowledge About Memory: Adaptation and French Validation of a Scale to Assess it.
Geurten, Marie ULg; Catale, Corinne ULg; Meulemans, Thierry ULg

in INS Abstract Book (2013)

The present study aimed at adapting and testing a French version of Kreutzer et al.’s metamemory interview (1975) in a group of 128 children aged of 4, 6, 9, and 12. Following Fritz et al. (2010 ... [more ▼]

The present study aimed at adapting and testing a French version of Kreutzer et al.’s metamemory interview (1975) in a group of 128 children aged of 4, 6, 9, and 12. Following Fritz et al. (2010), adjustments have been made to reduce language skill contamination as well as to increase the developmental appropriateness and sensibility of the scale. Results show the emergence of two sub-scales (“strategy knowledge” and “general memory knowledge”) on the factor analysis and reveal an excellent interrater reliability as well as a good internal consistency for the global scale and two sub-scales (respectively, Cronbach α = .79; .81 and .71). As expected with regard to the literature, a significant correlation has appeared between the metamemory scale and short-term memory capacities (convergent validity). Similarly, the metamemory score has shown its ability to predict children memory performance (predictive validity). Finally, the lack of correlation between most of the scale’s items and vocabulary measurement (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test) and the very good ability of the scale to distinguish between age groups demonstrate that the adaptations made to improve the Kreutzer et al.’s scale in terms of language’s contamination and developmental sensibility have reached their goal. Regarding its psychometric properties, these results suggest that this interview can be considered as a useful and reliable tool for developmental research. Furthermore, they confirm the importance of metamemory knowledge in memory performance. Future studies will have to be carried out to show the utility of this scale in a clinical population. [less ▲]

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See detailAggregating Optimistic Planning Trees for Solving Markov Decision Processes
Kedenburg, Gunnar; Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Munos, Rémi

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

This paper addresses the problem of online planning in Markov decision processes using a randomized simulator, under a budget constraint. We propose a new algorithm which is based on the construction of a ... [more ▼]

This paper addresses the problem of online planning in Markov decision processes using a randomized simulator, under a budget constraint. We propose a new algorithm which is based on the construction of a forest of planning trees, where each tree corresponds to a random realization of the stochastic environment. The trees are constructed using a “safe” optimistic planning strategy combining the optimistic principle (in order to explore the most promising part of the search space first) with a safety principle (which guarantees a certain amount of uniform exploration). In the decision-making step of the algorithm, the individual trees are aggregated and an immediate action is recommended. We provide a finite-sample analysis and discuss the trade-off between the principles of optimism and safety. We also report numerical results on a benchmark problem. Our algorithm performs as well as state-of-the-art optimistic planning algorithms, and better than a related algorithm which additionally assumes the knowledge of all transition distributions. [less ▲]

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See detailLe congrès wallon de 1912: impact, significations et retombées
Lanneau, Catherine ULg

in Destatte, Philippe; Lanneau, Catherine; Meurant-Pailhe, Fabrice (Eds.) Jules Destrée, « La Lettre au roi » et au-delà (2013)

Pris en tenaille entre les élections du 2 juin et la publication de la Lettre au Roi, le congrès wallon de Liège du 7 juillet 1912 reste peu connu. En termes de souvenir collectif et d’inévitable ... [more ▼]

Pris en tenaille entre les élections du 2 juin et la publication de la Lettre au Roi, le congrès wallon de Liège du 7 juillet 1912 reste peu connu. En termes de souvenir collectif et d’inévitable hiérarchisation des événements historiques, ce sont bien deux autres congrès wallons, tenus à Liège également, qui surnagent : le congrès « identitaire » de 1905 et le fameux congrès national d’octobre 1945. Pourtant, le congrès de 1912 a eu au moins deux implications fondamentales : entretenir, au cœur de l’été le débat sur la séparation administrative, qui rebondira après la lettre de Destrée, et acter la désignation d’un comité d’action wallonne dont les premiers noms sont proposés en séance. C’est l’origine de l’Assemblée wallonne. Notre contribution proposera d’abord un bref résumé des débats ayant animé le congrès, en montrant les nuances entre le compte rendu officiel et celui des observateurs présents. Elle s’emploiera ensuite à analyser la réception du congrès dans l’opinion en insistant sur l’idée de séparation administrative. Qui se dit séparatiste ? Que recouvre cette expression, entre provincialisme et régionalisme ? Quels sont les arguments des partisans et des adversaires de la séparation ? Comment le contexte national et international de 1912 rejaillit-il sur ce débat ? [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 (2013)

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 detailAir CO2 in Comblain-au-Pont Cave (Belgium). Relationships with soil CO2 and open air meteorology
Godissart, Jean; Ek, Camille ULg

in International Congress of Speleology Proceedings (2013)

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See detailLes matières colorantes en contexte Solutréen : Combe Saunière (Dordogne), Fressignes (Indre) et Les Maîtreaux (Indre-et-Loire)
Salomon, Hélène ULg; Vignaud, Colette; Aubry, Thierry et al

in Actes du Colloque : Le Solutréen... 40 ans après la publication du Smith’66 (2013)

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See detailRelation oeuvre/spectateur : quels modèles pour décrire une réception active?
Servais, Christine ULg

in Delhalle, Nancy (Ed.) Le théâtre et ses publics - la création partagée (2013)

L'article s'interroge sur la façon dont il faut décrire la relation oeuvre/spectateur si l'on souhaite que le modèle puisse donner une place au spectateur sans néanmoins la déterminer. Après un examen des ... [more ▼]

L'article s'interroge sur la façon dont il faut décrire la relation oeuvre/spectateur si l'on souhaite que le modèle puisse donner une place au spectateur sans néanmoins la déterminer. Après un examen des enjeux (épistémologiques et politiques) de ces questions, il conclut sur l'intérêt qu'il y aurait, si l'on souhaite suivre les propositions de Rancière sur l'"efficacité paradoxale" des oeuvres, à référer les études de réception à un modèle de la communication fondé sur le malentendu. [less ▲]

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See detailTraining modifies the innate immune response both in the airways and in blood in horses
Frellstedt, Linda ULg; Gosset, Philippe; Desmet, Christophe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the ICI (2013)

Lower airway diseases are common problems in sports and racing horses. In humans, exercise has been associated with upper respiratory tract infections due to down-regulated expression of Toll-like ... [more ▼]

Lower airway diseases are common problems in sports and racing horses. In humans, exercise has been associated with upper respiratory tract infections due to down-regulated expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs), costimulatory and antigen-presenting molecules on monocytes. The objectives of this study were 1) to examine the expression of TLRs in equine bronchial epithelial cells (EBEC) and blood monocytes in untrained and trained horses; 2) to stimulate EBEC and monocytes in vitro with TLR ligands, in order to mimic bacterial/viral infections; 3) to compare the cytokine production of EBEC and monocytes in untrained and trained horses. Bronchial biopsies were taken from 8 horses during lower airway endoscopy at rest and 24 hours after a standardized exercise test (SET). Bronchial epithelial cells were grown in vitro and activated with TLR ligands. Blood monocytes were collected at rest and after the SET. TLR1-TLR9 expression was evaluated via real-time PCR and cytokine production was measured via ELISA. TLR3 and TLR4 expression was modified by training. The expression of TLR2, TLR7 and TLR8 was modified only by strenuous exercise in trained horses. Training had local immuno-suppressive effects shown by a decreased production of TNF-alpha and IFN-beta in EBEC in response to TLR2 and TLR3 ligands. Training also caused a systemic pro-inflammatory response evidenced by increased production of TNF-alpha in monocytes in response to TLR2 and TLR4 ligands. These findings suggest that training and strenuous exercise in trained subjects may result in an increased susceptibility of the lower airway to infections associated with systemic inflammation. [less ▲]

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See detailComposite joints under M-N at elevated temperatures - Experimental investigations and analytical model
Demonceau, Jean-François ULg; Haremza, Cécile; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg et al

in Proceeding of the Composite Construction VII conference (2013)

The Eurocodes recognise robustness as a way to ensure the structural integrity of a building frame subjected to an unforeseen event and therefore to avoid a so-called “progressive failure” mode in extreme ... [more ▼]

The Eurocodes recognise robustness as a way to ensure the structural integrity of a building frame subjected to an unforeseen event and therefore to avoid a so-called “progressive failure” mode in extreme loading situations. However few practical guidelines exist nowadays which would allow a designer to design a structure accordingly. Within the European RFCS ROBUSTFIRE project, the behaviour of steel and composite car parks subjected to localised fire leading to a column loss was investigated. Under such a scenario, the beam-to-column joints play a key role in the global structural response. Indeed, these joints, initially loaded in bending, may be subjected to elevated temperatures and to combined axial load “N” and bending moment “M”. In this paper, a methodology to predict the mechanical response of bolted composite beam-to-column joints at elevated temperatures under M-N is presented and validated through comparison to experimental tests conducted at the University of Coimbra. [less ▲]

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See detailDéterminants de la masse grasse et de la masse maigre chez les prématurés
Simon, Laure; Frondas-Chauty, Anne; SENTERRE, Thibault ULg et al

in Société Française de Néonatologie (Ed.) XXèmes Journées Francophones de Recherche en Néonatologie (2013)

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See detailDynamic Computation and Design of a World’s Record Death-Ride
Denoël, Vincent ULg; Canor, Thomas ULg; Demanet, Johan

in Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (2013)

A death-ride is a long cable anchored between two dead ends, allowing the crossing of wide valleys. Besides these mobility purposes, it is also operated in rescue operations, or simply for leisure. From a ... [more ▼]

A death-ride is a long cable anchored between two dead ends, allowing the crossing of wide valleys. Besides these mobility purposes, it is also operated in rescue operations, or simply for leisure. From a serviceability viewpoint, a death-ride design should offer a comfortable and/or enjoyable journey to the riders, which is typically expressed in terms of maximum velocity. From a strength viewpoint, a death-ride should be designed in order to safely withstand the cable self-weight, wind forces, the rider’s load and at last but not least, the initial tension in the cable. Actually, the tensioning operation is usually subtle. Indeed, in case of a loose cable, the rider may be stopped in the in-span sagging area. Conversely a too tight cable will generate large stresses but also large outlet velocity at the end of the ride. The design of a death-ride is a tradeoff between all these aspects. The paper presents the dynamic model that was used for the design of a 1.2km long death-ride, with an only 10-mm diameter, a constraint fixed in the very first stages of this project for compatibility reasons, with the existing equipment. This death-ride, built and used in May 2010 in a Grimp competition [1], has a world record of the longest death-ride in urban area. The structural part of the dynamic model is rather common, with a co-rotational description of the cable by means of a chain-like model [2]. An interesting feature, however, concerns the interaction between the rider and the cable. In fact, because the pulley is rolling on the cable, the position of the force acting on the cable, resulting from the ride, depends on the rider’s velocity, which itself depends on the cable inclination. This coupling is solved in a staggered manner, and the details of the algorithm are given in the full paper. In some limiting cases, a comparison with analytical solutions is also provided, where these analytical solutions are available [3]. Experimental validation and observation of the operated death-ride will also be presented. [less ▲]

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See detailImpacts of future floods and low flows on the economy in the Meuse basin
Sinaba, B; Döring, R; Kufeld, M et al

in Dewals, Benjamin; Fournier, Maïté (Eds.) Transboundary Water Management in a Changing Climate (2013)

Climate change in Western Europe is projected to result in more humid winters and drier summers. Further, the sverities of floods and low flows are assumed to increase in the future. The impacts of these ... [more ▼]

Climate change in Western Europe is projected to result in more humid winters and drier summers. Further, the sverities of floods and low flows are assumed to increase in the future. The impacts of these events could lead to adverse consequences on the economy. Given this framework, within the AMICE project, the impacts of future floods and low flow will be analyzed. A flood risk analysis in the Meuse basin is conducted taking into account future climate scenarios. Further, the impacts of future droughts and low flows are analyzed for the economic sectors energy production, agriculture and navigation. [less ▲]

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See detailL’ethnoarchivage zápara ou les commissaires de l’immatériel
Bilhaut, Anne-Gaël ULg

in Bergeron, Y.; Ferey, V. (Eds.) Archives et musées : le théâtre du patrimoine (France-Canada) (2013)

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See detailA Trie Merging Approach with Incremental Updates for Virtual Routers
Luo, LAYONG; Xie, Gaogang; Salamatian, Kavé et al

in Annual International Conference on Computer Communications (2013)

Virtual routers are increasingly being studied, as an important building block to enable network virtualization. In a virtual router platform, multiple virtual router instances coexist, each having its ... [more ▼]

Virtual routers are increasingly being studied, as an important building block to enable network virtualization. In a virtual router platform, multiple virtual router instances coexist, each having its own FIB (Forwarding Information Base). In this context, memory scalability and route updates are two major challenges. Existing approaches addressed one of these challenges but not both. In this paper, we present a trie merging approach, which compactly represents multiple FIBs by a merged trie and a table of next-hop-pointer arrays to achieve good memory scalability, while supporting fast incremental updates by avoiding the use of leaf pushing during merging. Experimental results show that storing the merged trie requires limited memory space, e.g., we only need 10MB memory space to store the merged trie for 14 full FIBs from IPv4 core routers, achieving a memory reduction by 87% when compared to the total size of the individual tries. We implement our approach in an SRAM (Static Random Access Memory)-based lookup pipeline. Using our approach, an on-chip SRAM-based lookup pipeline with 5 external stages is sufficient to store the 14 full IPv4 FIBs. Furthermore, our approach can guarantee a minimum update overhead of one write bubble per update, as well as a high lookup throughput of one lookup per clock cycle, which corresponds to a throughput of 251 million lookups per second in the implementation. [less ▲]

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See detailPattern Recognition for Neuroimaging Toolbox
Schrouff, Jessica ULg; Rosa, Maria; Rondina, Jane et al

in Suykens, J.A.K.; Argyriou, A.; De Brabanter, K. (Eds.) et al International workshop on advances in Regularization, Optimization, Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines: theory and applications (ROKS 2013), Book of Abstracts (2013)

In the past years, mass univariate statistical analyses of neuroimaging data have been complemented by the use of multivariate pattern analyses, especially based on machine learning models. While these ... [more ▼]

In the past years, mass univariate statistical analyses of neuroimaging data have been complemented by the use of multivariate pattern analyses, especially based on machine learning models. While these allow an increased sensitivity for the detection of spatially distributed e ffects compared to univariate techniques, they lack an established and accessible software framework. Here we introduce the \Pattern Recognition for Neuroimaging Toolbox" (PRoNTo), an open-source, cross-platform and MATLAB-based software comprising many necessary functionalities for machine learning modelling of neuroimaging data. [less ▲]

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See detailThe role of tyrosin kinase inhibitors in a MEN2B patient with metastatic medullary thyroid carcinoma
Tome, M; Tomas, M-H; VROONEN, Laurent ULg et al

in Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" - Congresses Highlights 2012: ECE Firenze, ENDO Houston, ESPE Leipzig, SFE Toulouse, IWMEN Liège (2013)

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See detailModélisation hydraulique detaillée d’inondations extrêmes sur un tronçon transnational de la Meuse
Dewals, Benjamin ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg; Erpicum, Sébastien ULg et al

in Evènements extrêmes d’inondation : de l’étude de l’aléa à la gestion du risque pour les ouvrages hydrauliques (2013)

Extreme floods of the river Meuse were simulated based on a detailed 2D unsteady hydraulic model. As part of a coordinated transnational modeling program, the study area considered here extends from ... [more ▼]

Extreme floods of the river Meuse were simulated based on a detailed 2D unsteady hydraulic model. As part of a coordinated transnational modeling program, the study area considered here extends from Ampsin (Belgium) to the Belgian-Dutch border. The results of the present simulations are passed as upstream boundary condition to a second hydraulic model simulating the same flood scenarios in the Meuse in the Netherlands. In the simulations discussed here for the Belgian part of the Meuse, high accuracy and high resolution data were used to represent the main riverbed and the urbanized floodplains. The operation of all influencing mobile dams was represented in the model. The considered flood scenarios include the 100-year flood in the present situation (Q100), as well as two more extreme floods: Q100 + 15 % and Q100 + 30 %. These values correspond to return periods of the order of, respectively 300 and 1000 years in the present climate; but, according to a transnational climate change scenario in the Meuse basin, they may also be considered as estimates of the 100-year flood in 2050 and 2100. The computations have shown a very limited damping of the flood wave in the study area, not exceeding approximately 1 % of the peak discharge for Q100 and Q100 + 15 %, and reaching about 3 % for Q100 + 30 %. Compared to Q100, increases in the flood levels for Q100 + 15 % and Q100 + 30 % are, respectively, in the ranges 0.5-0.9 m and 1.0-1.8 m. Comparisons with the results from previous steady simulations revealed discrepancies not exceeding 5 cm for Q100 and Q100 + 15 %, and reaching a maximum of approximately 30 cm for Q100 + 30 %. Hence, from the perspective of the variation in peak discharge and flood levels, the study concludes that running the hydraulic model in steady mode is reasonable; although some differences occur in terms of inundation extents. The 2D unsteady model constitutes also a tool of primary interest, which is readily available to design and evaluate protection measures for flood-prone areas such as in the city of Liege. [less ▲]

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See detailPossibilities and limitations of the Prevost model for the modelling of cohesionless soil cyclic behaviour
Cerfontaine, Benjamin ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg; Collin, Frédéric ULg

in Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (2013)

The Prevost’s model is currently used to model cyclic behaviour of soils especially in earthquake engineering. The original model is able to capture the main features of cyclic behaviour: pore pressure ... [more ▼]

The Prevost’s model is currently used to model cyclic behaviour of soils especially in earthquake engineering. The original model is able to capture the main features of cyclic behaviour: pore pressure build up and plastic deformation accumulation. But accurate modelling of laboratory tests requires improvements. Enhanced models exist but require a lot of parameters that make them cumbersome for practical purpose. A suction caisson, part of a tripod offshore foundation for wind turbines is modelled. Possibilities of the Prevost’s model are highlighted compared with a classical Drucker-prager model. [less ▲]

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See detailThe clinical characteristics of pituitary adenomas (PA) in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) with and without MEN1 mutation
Filipponi, S; Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; VALDES SOCIN, Hernan Gonzalo ULg et al

in Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" - Congresses Highlights 2012: ECE Firenze, ENDO Houston, ESPE Leipzig, SFE Toulouse, IWMEN Liège (2013)

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See detailDietro, il paesaggio: Misura e ritmo di una strada tra le colline e il Piave.
Bocchi, Renato; Latini, Luigi; Szanto, Catherine ULg

in Architettura del Mondo. Ricerche e progetti dal mondo universitario (2013)

The Alta Marca Trevigiana (Colli del Piave), between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, doesn't have a definite recognized identity, despite its strong visual character. However, for the visitor driving along ... [more ▼]

The Alta Marca Trevigiana (Colli del Piave), between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano, doesn't have a definite recognized identity, despite its strong visual character. However, for the visitor driving along the “Sinistra Piave”, the landscape is seen as a rhythmical composition of invitation to movement at different scales and at various intensity, that can be compared to a musical composition. The question then is how to transform the road from a simple through-way into an occasion to engage with the Colli del Piave, to transform a “landscape scenery” into an “experienced landscape”. [less ▲]

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See detailMaîtrise et usage des TIC : la situation des enseignants en Belgique francophone
Henry, Julie ULg; Joris, Noémie ULg

in Drot-Delange, Béatrice; Bruillard, Éric; Baron, Georges-Louis (Eds.) Sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication (STIC) en milieu éducatif, Clermont-Ferrand : France (2013)

Sans être une revue exhaustive et détaillée de tout ce qui s’est fait et se fait en Belgique francophone en ce qui concerne la formation des enseignants, cet article propose un arrêt sur image permettant ... [more ▼]

Sans être une revue exhaustive et détaillée de tout ce qui s’est fait et se fait en Belgique francophone en ce qui concerne la formation des enseignants, cet article propose un arrêt sur image permettant de constater ce qui est mis en place en 2013, d'en discuter et de découvrir ce qui se prévoit dans un avenir plus ou moins proche. En s'appuyant sur le discours européen sur la maîtrise des TIC par les enseignants, les auteurs pointent du doigt les différents programmes de formation accessibles aux (futurs) enseignants, que ce soit au cours de leur formation initiale ou dans un cadre de formation continué. Ils envisagent également les formations complémentaires et présentent la seule certification TIC existant à l'heure d'écrire ce texte : form@TICEF. La description qui en est faite met l'accent sur les objectifs annoncés et sur la méthodologie originale qui y est mise en place. Pour compléter le tableau, les différentes initiatives qui naissent actuellement dans le paysage belge sont évoquées, trouvant logiquement leur place parmi les perspectives de la formation en TIC des enseignants. Des constats sont tirés, des réflexions sont amenées, le débat est ouvert. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of social protection programs on economic resilience of poor households in Eastern Province of Rwanda
Militery Ngamata, Olivier ULg; Mbonyinkebe, Deo; Lebailly, Philippe ULg

in Kovacevic, Dusan (Ed.) Fourth International Scientific Symposium "Agrosym 2013“ : proceedings (2013)

This paper analyses the contribution of three programs of poverty reduction in Rwanda. It uses data from different reports and surveys with beneficiary poor households of social protection programs. The ... [more ▼]

This paper analyses the contribution of three programs of poverty reduction in Rwanda. It uses data from different reports and surveys with beneficiary poor households of social protection programs. The activities developed by these programs have allowed the poor in general and the widows of genocide in the Eastern Province of Rwanda in particular to improve their socioeconomic conditions, notably access to education, accommodation and medical care. Moreover, the beneficiaries have developed activities that diversify households’ revenues and improve their economic resilience. [less ▲]

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See detailUnsupervised Learning Of Predictive Parts For Cross-object Grasp Transfer
Detry, Renaud ULg; Piater, Justus

in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (2013)

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See detailThe clinical and genetic characteristics of patients with gigantism
Rostomyan, Liliya ULg; Daly, Adrian ULg; Tichomirowa, M et al

in Symposium "Perspectives in Endocrinology" - Congresses Highlights 2012: ECE Firenze, ENDO Houston, ESPE Leipzig, SFE Toulouse, IWMEN Liège (2013)

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See detailInnovative Learning for Collaborative Design in Ergonomics
Folcher, Viviane; Zreik, Khaldoun; Ben Rajeb, Samia ULg et al

in Stouffs, Rudy; Sariyildiz, Sevil (Eds.) Computation and Performance (2013)

The proposed article deals with introducing collaborative architectural design into the training of ergonomists at the Master 2 level. The collaborative design workshop aims to confront ergonomists with ... [more ▼]

The proposed article deals with introducing collaborative architectural design into the training of ergonomists at the Master 2 level. The collaborative design workshop aims to confront ergonomists with the difficulties any design project involves, and which challenge architects, designers, engineers and so on: collaboration between people with different skills and different expertise; powerful time constraints; need for their work to converge; working together and/or at a distance; sharing documents; decision-making, etc. The article will present a short review of work carried out in the domains of architecture and design, and of the contribution of ergonomics within architectural projects. We shall then present the workshop’s educational aims, and give details of the way it functioned. Finally, observation results will be presented and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCharacterization of gas transport in low-permeability media: two-phase flow analysis of an in-situ experiment
Gerard, Pierre; Radu, Jean-Pol ULg; de la Vaissière, Rémi et al

in POROMECHANICS V: Proceedings of the Fifth Biot Conference on Poromechanics (2013)

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See detailInfluence of the frequency for the numerical modeling of the parasitic capacitances of wound magnetic components
De Greve, Zacharie; Lehti, Leena; Deblecker, Olivier et al

in 9th International Symposium on Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF2013) (2013)

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See detailAxisymmetric transient modelling of a wind turbine foundation in cohesionless soil using the Prevost’s model
Cerfontaine, Benjamin ULg; Levasseur, Séverine ULg; Charlier, Robert ULg

in Computational Methods in Marine Engineering (2013)

Suction caissons are more and more used for offshore foundations. This paper deals with the cyclic modelling of suction caissons using the Prevost's model. The case study is a 8m large diameter embedded ... [more ▼]

Suction caissons are more and more used for offshore foundations. This paper deals with the cyclic modelling of suction caissons using the Prevost's model. The case study is a 8m large diameter embedded in dense No. 0 Lund sand. Parameters for the model are calibrated using drained triaxial tests. A parametric study concerning the influence of the constitutive law, the skirt length and permeability is carried out. [less ▲]

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See detailL’imaginaire linguistique des historiens de la littérature, en France et en périphéries
Provenzano, François ULg

in Moussa, Sarga (Ed.) Le XIXe siècle et ses langues (2013)

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See detailLe corps dans la médecine des moines au Moyen Age : autour de quelques Régimes de santé monastiques
Xhayet, Geneviève ULg

in Hüe, Denis; De Gramont, Jérôme; Baillaud, Bernard (Eds.) Corps et encyclopédies : Actes du colloque de Cerisy, 10-14 septembre 2008 (2013)

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See detailClassification of MCI and AD patients combining PET data and psychological scores
Segovia-Román, Fermín ULg; Bastin, Christine ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg et al

in International Workshop on Advances in Regularization, Optimization, Kernel Methods and Support Vector Machines: theory and applications (2013)

This study’s aim was to measure the advantages of using psychological test data in the automatic classification of functional brain images in order to assist the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders ... [more ▼]

This study’s aim was to measure the advantages of using psychological test data in the automatic classification of functional brain images in order to assist the diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Several computer-aided diagnosis systems for AD based on PET images were developed. Some of them used psychological scores beside the image data in the classification step and others did not. The results show the ones that take into account the psychological scores achieve higher accuracy rates. [less ▲]

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See detailDevelopment of organic farming in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg; Debode, Frédéric

in Bran, Florina; Ioan, Ildiko; Maruntelu, Tudor-George (Eds.) et al 5th International Conference "Ecological performance in a competitive economy", Bucharest 7-8 March 2013 : proceedings (2013)

Belgium is a highly densely populated country where agricultural methods usually consume large quantities of inputs, including pesticides and chemical fertilizers. However, organic farming is practiced ... [more ▼]

Belgium is a highly densely populated country where agricultural methods usually consume large quantities of inputs, including pesticides and chemical fertilizers. However, organic farming is practiced since many years and has registered a significant development during the last years, reaching 7% of the number of farmers in Wallonia (South of Belgium) and 7% of the Walloon agricultural area. Presently, the Walloon Minister for Agriculture strongly supports this sector and has proposed a strategic development plan of organic farming, the target being to reach 14% of the Walloon agricultural area in 2020. This paper presents and discusses the situation of organic farming in Wallonia and the main features and challenges of the new strategic development plan. [less ▲]

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See detailThe astronomical calibration of the Givetian (Middle Devonian) time scale (Dinant Synclinorium, Belgium).
De Vleeschouwer; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg et al

in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Abstract (2013)

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See detailThe proportion of ungrazed area of the pasture (PUP) determines when forage intake and diet quality decline in grazing systems
Benvenutti, Marcelo A.; Pavetti, Daniel R.; Cangiano, Carlos A. et al

in Proceedings of the 22nd International Grassland Congress (2013)

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See detailOptimistic Planning for Belief-Augmented Markov Decision Processes
Fonteneau, Raphaël ULg; Busoniu, Lucian; Munos, Rémi

in Proceedings 2013 Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL-13), Singapore, 15–19 April 2013 (2013)

This paper presents the Bayesian Optimistic Planning (BOP) algorithm, a novel model-based Bayesian reinforcement learning approach. BOP extends the planning approach of the Optimistic Planning for Markov ... [more ▼]

This paper presents the Bayesian Optimistic Planning (BOP) algorithm, a novel model-based Bayesian reinforcement learning approach. BOP extends the planning approach of the Optimistic Planning for Markov Decision Processes (OP-MDP) algorithm [Busoniu2011,Busoniu2012] to contexts where the transition model of the MDP is initially unknown and progressively learned through interactions within the environment. The knowledge about the unknown MDP is represented with a probability distribution over all possible transition models using Dirichlet distributions, and the BOP algorithm plans in the belief-augmented state space constructed by concatenating the original state vector with the current posterior distribution over transition models. We show that BOP becomes Bayesian optimal when the budget parameter increases to infinity. Preliminary empirical validations show promising performance. [less ▲]

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See detailPremiers enseignements de l’étude DESCENDANCE : prévalence des dysglycémies méconnues chez des apparentés de diabétiques de type 2 sur deux générations
Cosson, E; Gourdy, p; Penformis, A et al

in Résumés des communications de la réunion scientifique de la SFD 2013 (2013)

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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 (2013)

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 detailDendrochronologie en région bruxelloise, en Wallonie et en France par l'Université de Liège (CEA) en 2012
Hoffsummer, Patrick ULg; Lambert, Georges-Noel; Blain, Sophie ULg et al

in Chronique, Archaeologia Mediaevalis 36, Bruxelles, 2013. (2013)

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See detailThe Common Agricultural Policy towards 2020
Burny, Philippe ULg; Habran, Maxime ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Lorencowicz, Edmund; Uziak, Jacek; Huyghebaert, Bruno (Eds.) VI International Scientific Symposium "Farm Machinery and Processes Management in Sustainable Agriculture" : Symposium Proceedings (2013)

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in the Treaty of Rome and implemented since 1962, has always been under reform, mainly in 1992, 1999, 2003 and 2009. However, after the last enlargements and ... [more ▼]

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) defined in the Treaty of Rome and implemented since 1962, has always been under reform, mainly in 1992, 1999, 2003 and 2009. However, after the last enlargements and the international financial crisis, a new reform was needed for the budget period going from 2014 to 2020. The first ideas were launched by the EU Commissionner for Agriculture, M. Dacian Ciolos, in 2010. After three years of discussions, the political agreement between the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission was reached in June 2013. So, this paper presents the main decisions of this agreement. [less ▲]

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See detailMicrocracks-induced damage modelling for transversely isotropic rock
Levasseur, Séverine ULg; Welemane, Hélène; Kondo, Djimédo

in 3rd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo III) (2013)

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See detailSoft-bottom macrobenthos monitoring in the framework of the STARE-CAPMED program
Donnay, Annick ULg; Pelaprat, Corinne; Fréjefond, Charlène et al

in CIESM Congress Proceedings n*40 (2013)

STARE-CAPMED is a research program set up by the Stareso research station (Calvi, Corsica). Its aim is to improve the understanding of processes by which anthropogenic activities have adversed effects on ... [more ▼]

STARE-CAPMED is a research program set up by the Stareso research station (Calvi, Corsica). Its aim is to improve the understanding of processes by which anthropogenic activities have adversed effects on the functioning of Calvi Bay coastal ecosystems. One of its work packages is the monitoring of soft-bottom macrobenthos along 5 gradients of potential anthropogenic pressures. First results suggest that, before summer (summer is the period where man-driven impacts are expected to be stronger due to high tourist frequentation) these sources of potential anthropogenic pressures perturb soft-bottom macrobenthos assemblages. [less ▲]

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See detailEffects of aging on task- and stimulus-related attention during a working memory task
Kurth, Sophie ULg; Hagelstein, Catherine ULg; Collette, Fabienne ULg et al

in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (2013)

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See detailPregnancy-associated glycoproteins in sheep: breeds, techniques and achievements
El Amiri, Bouchra; Melo de Sousa, Noelita ULg; Szenci, Otto et al

in Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Hungarian Association for Buiatrics (2013)

The aim of the present review is to summarize the achievements on pregnancy-associated glycoproteins in sheep during the last 20 years on terms of results obtained after purifications, molecular biology ... [more ▼]

The aim of the present review is to summarize the achievements on pregnancy-associated glycoproteins in sheep during the last 20 years on terms of results obtained after purifications, molecular biology, radio-immunoassays (RIA), enzyme linked immune sorbent assay (ELISA), double radial immune-diffusion (Ouchterlony) and Western blot techniques. The analysis of documented papers that concerned these attempts showed that the animal genetic material used was composed of variable breeds from north Africa, Europe and USA (the Aragonesa, Ouled Djellal, Laucaun drairy sheep, Berrichone, Texel x Norvegian crossed ewes, Awassi x Merino, Blackheaded Moutton sheep x Blackheaded German Mutton sheep (BGM), Rhoen sheep crosses of BGM with Dorper sheep, Assaf, Chura, Merino, Texel, Suffolk, Boujaâd Moroccan breed). The RIA represents the wildspread technique used (54%) while Oucherlony and Western blot had been limited in use (4% each). From 1990 to 2000 only 27% of the achievements being available today were realized. The main data, profiles and studies were performed from 2000 to now (63%). To conclude, this review allows summarizing and updating the knowledge about the PAG in sheep. [less ▲]

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See detailPossible implementation of the payment to young farmers within the first pillar of the Common Agricultural Policy in Wallonia
Burny, Philippe ULg; Terrones Gavira, François ULg

in Atkociuniene, Vilma (Ed.) The Sixth International Scientific Conference "Rural Development 2013" : Proceedings, volume 6, book 1 (2013)

The new Common Agricultural Policy gives to the Member States the possibility to grant young farmers an additional financial support through the first pillar, several methods of calculation, according to ... [more ▼]

The new Common Agricultural Policy gives to the Member States the possibility to grant young farmers an additional financial support through the first pillar, several methods of calculation, according to diverse proposals (Commission, EU Parliament, Member States) are presented and their impact on the Walloon budget for direct payments (270 million € in 2020) is assessed, the maximal authorized share being 2% based on the situation observed in the 2006-2010 period, the mean and maximum amounts per young farmer in 2020 are calculated, giving the Walloon regional government the information to choose the way to support youg farmers. [less ▲]

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See detailEarthquakes, Landslides, Dams and Reservoirs in the Tien Shan, Central Asia
Havenith, Hans-Balder ULg; Abdrakhmatov, Kanatbek; Torgoev, Isakbek et al

in Margottini, Claudio; Sassa, Kyoji (Eds.) Landslide Science and Practice (2013)

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See detailPerceptual andMotor Inhibition in ADHD:Evidence for a specific impairment?
Catale, Corinne ULg; Geurten, Marie ULg; Lejeune et al

in Abstracts book (2013)

Objective: Inhibition, one of the core executive processes in executive functioning (Miyake et al., 2000) is generally not considered as an unitary construct (see for example, Friedman & Miyake, 2004 ... [more ▼]

Objective: Inhibition, one of the core executive processes in executive functioning (Miyake et al., 2000) is generally not considered as an unitary construct (see for example, Friedman & Miyake, 2004; Nassauer & Halperin, 2003). Following the perceptual versus motor dissociation proposed by Nassauer and Halperin (2003), we studied perceptual and motor inhibition in children with AttentionDeficit andHyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants and Methods: Sixteen 7-12 years old children with ADHD and 30 matched control children were administered a version of the Conflict Resolution task (Nassauer & Halperin, 2003) adapted for children. In this task, the perceptual inhibition task required the children to respond to the direction of a dog (running towards the left or the right) while ignoring its location (left or right) on a computer screen. In the motor inhibition task, the children had to press a key corresponding to the opposite direction of a centrally running dog. Results: Comparisons analyses of inhibition performances between ADHD children and matched controlled subjects showed that ADHD children performed significantly less accurately for stimulus-stimulus characteristic conflicts (i.e., perceptual inhibition) than for stimulus- response conflicts (i.e., motor inhibition), which suggests a specific impairment in perceptual inhibition in our group of ADHD children. Conclusions: In conclusion, this study supports the presence of two forms of inhibition which can be differentiated and specifically impaired in 7- to 12-year-old ADHD children. [less ▲]

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