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See detailEvaluation du succès de restaurations de pelouses calcicoles de la vallée du Viroin : densité en individus et succès reproducteur de deux espèces cibles.
Harzé, Mélanie ULiege

Master's dissertation (2010)

Calcareous grasslands are local biodiversity « hotspots ». Unfortunately, these exceptional ecosystems have undergone a drastic fragmentation since the abandonment of traditional agro pastoral practices ... [more ▼]

Calcareous grasslands are local biodiversity « hotspots ». Unfortunately, these exceptional ecosystems have undergone a drastic fragmentation since the abandonment of traditional agro pastoral practices. Consequently, many calcareous grassland species are now in danger. In Belgium, since 1990, many hectares of these habitats have been restored to reassemble remaining fragments of calcareous grasslands. The main goal of this work is to participate at the scientific evaluation of calcareous grasslands restoration which took place in the Viroin valley (Namur, Belgium). To reach this goal, information about global and local densities of 2 grasslands species (Helianthemum nummularium and Sanguisorba minor) have been collected on 6 working zones (2 reference grasslands, 2 restored in 1990 and 2 restored in 2006) situated on 2 different sites. Reproductive success traits have been measured on 120 individual samples of each species. Moreover, individuals’ size parameters and some environmental data (soil depth and vegetation structure) have been collected. Results show that global and local densities are lower on recently restored grasslands for both species studied. On the other hand, older restorations and reference grasslands are not significantly different. With regards to the reproductive success of species, individuals on grasslands restored in 2006 have the best results. They produce more flowers, or inflorescences, and more seeds. Differences observed for individuals’ reproductive success have their more probable cause in vegetation structure. The vegetation in the zones that have been restored more recently is more open as the shrubs and trees layer is lower. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude du terroir mahorais et de l'influence des paramètres environnementaux sur la qualité de l'huile essentielle d'ylang-ylang (Cananga orodata (Lam.) Hook. & Thoms.) à Mayotte)
Hick, Aurélie ULiege

Master's dissertation (2010)

La présente étude découle d’une série de travaux de recherche sur l’huile essentielle d’ylang-ylang dans l’océan Indien, commencée en 2006 aux Comores. Cet arbre à parfum est essentiellement produit dans ... [more ▼]

La présente étude découle d’une série de travaux de recherche sur l’huile essentielle d’ylang-ylang dans l’océan Indien, commencée en 2006 aux Comores. Cet arbre à parfum est essentiellement produit dans cette région du globe où les conditions climatiques sont propices à son développement. L’ylang-ylang n’est cependant pas endémique à ces îles. Il a été importé dans l’océan Indien et plus particulièrement, à La Réunion par les planteurs, dans les années 1850. Il fut, par la suite, introduit à Madagascar et dans l’archipel comorien. L’Union des Comores, Madagascar et l’île de Mayotte se partagent le marché mondial de cette huile essentielle. Néanmoins, la filière mahoraise de l’Ylang est, depuis une dizaine d’années, en déclin. C'est pourquoi une labellisation de l’huile mahoraise pourrait aider l’île à protéger cette culture qui lui est chère. L’objectif de ce travail est donc de caractériser le terroir mahorais et d’évaluer l’impact des différents paramètres environnementaux étudiés sur les huiles essentielles d’ylang-ylang. La caractérisation du terroir mahorais révèle l’importance des facteurs humains. L’histoire de l’ylang-ylang à Mayotte démontre l’antériorité du produit. Néanmoins, aucun écrit n’existe à ce sujet. Les Mahorais ont également adapté leur processus de distillation à l’alambic en galvas, le plus utilisé sur l’île. Une modernisation vers l’utilisation d’un alambic en inox pourrait orienter la production vers une recherche de qualité supérieure de l’huile essentielle. Néanmoins, un suivi devrait être mis en place. L’étude des facteurs naturels révèle la richesse en diversité des conditions environnementales de l’île de Mayotte. Les plantations d’ylang-ylang étudiées présentent une variabilité intraparcellaire. Néanmoins, la variabilité entre les plantations est plus marquée. Ce constat s’est également traduit dans l’analyse de la composition des huiles essentielles. Les huiles provenant d’une même plantation sont globalement homogènes. Les huiles diffèrent néanmoins d’une plantation à l’autre. Cette différence est, entre autres, le fruit de la variation des conditions environnementales. Néanmoins, un seul paramètre ne peut pas expliquer les variations d’huile essentielle d’ylang-ylang. C’est en réalité une interaction de ces paramètres qui modifie la composition de l’huile. [less ▲]

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See detailInternational Trade of Nuclear Materials and Equipment
Michel, Quentin ULiege

Learning material (2010)

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See detailNew findings on the prototypical Of?p stars
Nazé, Yaël ULiege; Ud-Doula, Asif; Spano, Maxime et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010), 520

<BR /> Aims: In recent years several in-depth investigations of the three prototypical Of?p stars were undertaken. These multiwavelength studies revealed the peculiar properties of these objects (in the X ... [more ▼]

<BR /> Aims: In recent years several in-depth investigations of the three prototypical Of?p stars were undertaken. These multiwavelength studies revealed the peculiar properties of these objects (in the X-rays as well as in the optical): magnetic fields, periodic line profile variations, recurrent photometric changes. However, many questions remain unsolved. <BR /> Methods: To clarify some of the properties of the Of?p stars, we have continued their monitoring. A new xmm-Newton observation and two new optical datasets were obtained. <BR /> Results: Additional information about the prototypical Of?p trio has been found. HD 108 has now reached its quiescent, minimum-emission state for the first time in 50-60 yr. The échelle spectra of HD 148937 confirm the presence of the 7d variations in the Balmer lines and reveal similar periodic variations (though of lower amplitudes) in the He i λ 5876 and He ii λ 4686 lines, underlining its similarities with the other two prototypical Of?p stars. The new xmm-Newton observation of HD 191612 was taken at the same phase in the line modulation cycle, but at a different orbital phase from previous data. It clearly shows that the X-ray emission of HD 191612 is modulated by the 538d period and not by the orbital period of 1542d - it is thus not of colliding-wind origin. The phenomenon responsible for the optical changes appears also at work in the high-energy domain. There are problems however: our MHD simulations of the wind magnetic confinement predict both a harder X-ray flux of a much larger strength than what is observed (the modelled differential emission measure peaks at 30-40 MK, whereas the observed one peaks at 2 MK) and narrow lines (hot gas moving with velocities of 100-200 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP], whereas the observed full width at half maximum is ~2000 km s[SUP]-1[/SUP]). Based on observations collected at the Haute-Provence Observatory, at the La Silla and San Pedro Mártir Observatories, and with XMM-Newton, an ESA Science Mission with instruments and contributions directly funded by ESA Member States and the USA (NASA). [less ▲]

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See detailTransiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission. XII. CoRoT-12b: a short-period low-density planet transiting a solar analog star
Gillon, Michaël ULiege; Hatzes, A.; Csizmadia, Szilard et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010), 520

We report the discovery by the CoRoT satellite of a new transiting giant planet in a 2.83 days orbit about a V = 15.5 solar analog star (M_* = 1.08 ± 0.08 M_ȯ, R_* = 1.1 ± 0.1 R_ȯ, T[SUB]eff[/SUB] = 5675 ... [more ▼]

We report the discovery by the CoRoT satellite of a new transiting giant planet in a 2.83 days orbit about a V = 15.5 solar analog star (M_* = 1.08 ± 0.08 M_ȯ, R_* = 1.1 ± 0.1 R_ȯ, T[SUB]eff[/SUB] = 5675 ± 80 K). This new planet, CoRoT-12b, has a mass of 0.92 ± 0.07 M[SUB]Jup[/SUB] and a radius of 1.44 ± 0.13 R[SUB]Jup[/SUB]. Its low density can be explained by standard models for irradiated planets. The CoRoT space mission, launched on December 27, 2006, has been developed and is operated by CNES, with the contribution of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, ESA (RSSD and Science Program), Germany and Spain. [less ▲]

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See detailWASP-24 b: A New Transiting Close-in Hot Jupiter Orbiting a Late F-star
Street, R. A.; Simpson, E.; Barros, S. C. C. et al

in Astrophysical Journal (2010), 720

We report the discovery of a new transiting close-in giant planet, WASP-24 b, in a 2.341 day orbit, 0.037 AU from its F8-9 type host star. By matching the star's spectrum with theoretical models, we infer ... [more ▼]

We report the discovery of a new transiting close-in giant planet, WASP-24 b, in a 2.341 day orbit, 0.037 AU from its F8-9 type host star. By matching the star's spectrum with theoretical models, we infer an effective temperature T [SUB]eff[/SUB] = 6075 ± 100 K and a surface gravity of log g = 4.15 ± 0.10. A comparison of these parameters with theoretical isochrones and evolutionary mass tracks places only weak constraints on the age of the host star, which we estimate to be 3.8[SUP]+1.3[/SUP] [SUB]-1.2[/SUB] Gyr. The planetary nature of the companion was confirmed by radial velocity measurements and additional photometric observations. These data were fit simultaneously in order to determine the most probable parameter set for the system, from which we infer a planetary mass of 1.071[SUP]+0.036[/SUP] [SUB]-0.038[/SUB] M [SUB]Jup[/SUB] and radius 1.3[SUP]+0.039[/SUP] [SUB]-0.037[/SUB] R [SUB]Jup[/SUB]. [less ▲]

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See detailTransiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission. XI. CoRoT-8b: a hot and dense sub-Saturn around a K1 dwarf
Bordé, P.; Bouchy, F.; Deleuil, M. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010), 520

<BR /> Aims: We report the discovery of CoRoT-8b, a dense small Saturn-class exoplanet that orbits a K1 dwarf in 6.2 days, and we derive its orbital parameters, mass, and radius. <BR /> Methods: We ... [more ▼]

<BR /> Aims: We report the discovery of CoRoT-8b, a dense small Saturn-class exoplanet that orbits a K1 dwarf in 6.2 days, and we derive its orbital parameters, mass, and radius. <BR /> Methods: We analyzed two complementary data sets: the photometric transit curve of CoRoT-8b as measured by CoRoT and the radial velocity curve of CoRoT-8 as measured by the HARPS spectrometer. <BR /> Results: We find that CoRoT-8b is on a circular orbit with a semi-major axis of 0.063 ± 0.001 AU. It has a radius of 0.57 ± 0.02 R[SUB]J[/SUB], a mass of 0.22 ± 0.03 M[SUB]J[/SUB], and therefore a mean density of 1.6 ± 0.1 g cm[SUP]-3[/SUP]. <BR /> Conclusions: With 67% of the size of Saturn and 72% of its mass, CoRoT-8b has a density comparable to that of Neptune (1.76 g cm[SUP]-3[/SUP]). We estimate its content in heavy elements to be 47-63 {M}_⊕, and the mass of its hydrogen-helium envelope to be 7-23 {M}_⊕. At 0.063 AU, the thermal loss of hydrogen of CoRoT-8b should be no more than 0.1% over an assumed integrated lifetime of 3 Ga. Observations made with SOPHIE spectrograph at Observatoire de Haute Provence, France (PNP.07B.MOUT), and the HARPS spectrograph at ESO La Silla Observatory (081.C-0388 and 083.C-0186). The CoRoT space mission, launched on December 27, 2006, has been developed and is operated by the CNES with the contribution of Austria, Belgium, Brasil, ESA, Germany, and Spain.Both data sets are available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (130.79.128.5) or via <A href="http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/520/A66">http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/520/A66</A> [less ▲]

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See detailTransiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission. X. CoRoT-10b: a giant planet in a 13.24 day eccentric orbit
Bonomo, A. S.; Santerne, A.; Alonso, R. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010), 520

Context. The space telescope CoRoT searches for transiting extrasolar planets by continuously monitoring the optical flux of thousands of stars in several fields of view. <BR /> Aims: We report the ... [more ▼]

Context. The space telescope CoRoT searches for transiting extrasolar planets by continuously monitoring the optical flux of thousands of stars in several fields of view. <BR /> Aims: We report the discovery of CoRoT-10b, a giant planet on a highly eccentric orbit (e = 0.53 ± 0.04) revolving in 13.24 days around a faint (V = 15.22) metal-rich K1V star. <BR /> Methods: We used CoRoT photometry, radial velocity observations taken with the HARPS spectrograph, and UVES spectra of the parent star to derive the orbital, stellar, and planetary parameters. <BR /> Results: We derive a radius of the planet of 0.97 ± 0.07 R[SUB]Jup[/SUB] and a mass of 2.75 ± 0.16 M[SUB]Jup[/SUB]. The bulk density, ρ[SUB]p[/SUB] = 3.70 ± 0.83 g cm[SUP]-3[/SUP], is ~2.8 that of Jupiter. The core of CoRoT-10b could contain up to 240 M_⊕ of heavy elements. Moving along its eccentric orbit, the planet experiences a 10.6-fold variation in insolation. Owing to the long circularisation time, τ[SUB]circ[/SUB] > 7 Gyr, a resonant perturber is not required to excite and maintain the high eccentricity of CoRoT-10b. The CoRoT space mission, launched on December 27th 2006, has been developed and is operated by CNES, with the contribution of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, ESA (RSSD and Science Programme), Germany and Spain. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelle cible tensionnelle idéale pour nos patients hypertendus en 2010?
Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULiege; Saint-Remy, Annie ULiege

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2010), 6

Les directives du traitement de l'hypertension artérielle de 2007 ont été rediscutées en 2009. Quelle que soit la pathologie associée à l'hypertension artérielle, la cible à atteindre est : 130 à 139 mmHg ... [more ▼]

Les directives du traitement de l'hypertension artérielle de 2007 ont été rediscutées en 2009. Quelle que soit la pathologie associée à l'hypertension artérielle, la cible à atteindre est : 130 à 139 mmHg pour la systolique et 80 à 85 mmHg pour la diastolique. Si le patient peut tolérer une pression plus basse, on ne freinera pas l’abaissement de pression. Beaucoup de questions restent cependant encore sans réelles réponses quant à des cibles plus basses en fonction de l’âge et de situations pathologiques individuelles. Le choix des agents antihypertenseurs devient primordial lors d’un risque cardiovasculaire majeur. Il convient toujours d’appliquer des règles hygiéno-diététiques à l’ensemble de la population hypertendue et d’agir sur tous les facteurs de risque associés. [less ▲]

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See detailFrequency of Solar-like Systems and of Ice and Gas Giants Beyond the Snow Line from High-magnification Microlensing Events in 2005-2008
Gould, A.; Dong, Subo; Gaudi, B. S. et al

in Astrophysical Journal (2010), 720

We present the first measurement of the planet frequency beyond the "snow line," for the planet-to-star mass-ratio interval –4.5 < log q < –2, corresponding to the range of ice giants to gas giants. We ... [more ▼]

We present the first measurement of the planet frequency beyond the "snow line," for the planet-to-star mass-ratio interval –4.5 < log q < –2, corresponding to the range of ice giants to gas giants. We find \endgraf\vbox{\begin{center}$\displaystyle{d^2 N{_{\rm pl}}\over d\log q\, d\log s} = (0.36\pm 0.15)\;{\rm dex}^{-2}$\end{center}}\noindentat the mean mass ratio q = 5 × 10 –4 with no discernible deviation from a flat (Öpik's law) distribution in log-projected separation s. The determination is based on a sample of six planets detected from intensive follow-up observations of high-magnification ( A>200) microlensing events during 2005-2008. The sampled host stars have a typical mass M host ~ 0.5 M sun [less ▲]

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See detailActualités thérapeutiques dans la cardiomyopathie hypertrophique.
Moonen, Marie ULiege; Pierard, Luc ULiege

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2010), 6(260), 1591-4

The management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has largely evolved over the past two decades. One important finding is that medical treatment appears under used. Invasive procedure are ... [more ▼]

The management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has largely evolved over the past two decades. One important finding is that medical treatment appears under used. Invasive procedure are reserved to patients with obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical treatment. Indications for implantable cardiac defibrillator are still debated. A global and multidisciplinary approach of the patient and of his family is mandatory. [less ▲]

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See detailMéthodologie pour la réalisation de micro-piézomètres
Sauret, Elie ULiege

Report (2010)

En Afrique, particulièrement, la réalisation d’un piézomètre de suivi quantitatif/qualitatif des ressources en eau souterraine est une entreprise relativement chère dans la plupart des cas. Les ... [more ▼]

En Afrique, particulièrement, la réalisation d’un piézomètre de suivi quantitatif/qualitatif des ressources en eau souterraine est une entreprise relativement chère dans la plupart des cas. Les gouvernements préfèrent injecter l’argent dans des forages d’approvisionnement en eau potable que dans des ouvrages à but scientifique. Ce présent ouvrage, voudrait sur base d’expériences acquises au Burkina Faso, fournir quelques informations utiles pour la réalisation d’un trou (micro piézomètre) de petit diamètre et à faible profondeur (moins de 15 m) destiné à des études géologiques (nature et succession des couches) ou hydrogéologiques (suivi quantitatif et qualitatif des eaux souterraines). [less ▲]

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See detailDetection of frequency spacings in the young O-type binary HD 46149 from CoRoT photometry
Degroote, P.; Briquet, Maryline ULiege; Auvergne, M. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010), 519

<BR /> Aims: Using the CoRoT space based photometry of the O-type binary HD 46149, stellar atmospheric effects related to rotation can be separated from pulsations, because they leave distinct signatures ... [more ▼]

<BR /> Aims: Using the CoRoT space based photometry of the O-type binary HD 46149, stellar atmospheric effects related to rotation can be separated from pulsations, because they leave distinct signatures in the light curve. This offers the possibility of characterising and exploiting any pulsations seismologically. <BR /> Methods: Combining high-quality space based photometry, multi-wavelength photometry, spectroscopy and constraints imposed by binarity and cluster membership, the detected pulsations in HD 46149 are analyzed and compared with those for a grid of stellar evolutionary models in a proof-of-concept approach. <BR /> Results: We present evidence of solar-like oscillations in a massive O-type star, and show that the observed frequency range and spacings are compatible with theoretical predictions. Thus, we unlock and confirm the strong potential of this seismically unexplored region in the HR diagram. The CoRoT space mission was developed and is operated by the French space agency CNES, with participation of ESA's RSSD and Science Programmes, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, and Spain.Based on observations made with the ESO telescopes at La Silla Observatory under the ESO Large Programme LP182.D-0356.Based on observations made with the Mercator Telescope, operated on the island of La Palma by the Flemish Community, at the Spanish Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. [less ▲]

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See detailTransiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission XIV. CoRoT-11b: a transiting massive "hot-Jupiter" in a prograde orbit around a rapidly rotating F-type star
Gandolfi, D.; Hébrard, G.; Alonso, R. et al

in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2010), 524

The CoRoT exoplanet science team announces the discovery of CoRoT-11b, a fairly massive hot-Jupiter transiting a V=12.9 mag F6 dwarf star (M*=1.27 +/- 0.05 Msun, R*=1.37 +/- 0.03 Rsun, Teff=6440 +/- 120 K ... [more ▼]

The CoRoT exoplanet science team announces the discovery of CoRoT-11b, a fairly massive hot-Jupiter transiting a V=12.9 mag F6 dwarf star (M*=1.27 +/- 0.05 Msun, R*=1.37 +/- 0.03 Rsun, Teff=6440 +/- 120 K), with an orbital period of P=2.994329 +/- 0.000011 days and semi-major axis a=0.0436 +/- 0.005 AU. The detection of part of the radial velocity anomaly caused by the Rossiter-McLaughlin effect shows that the transit-like events detected by CoRoT are caused by a planet-sized transiting object in a prograde orbit. The relatively high projected rotational velocity of the star (vsini=40+/-5 km/s) places CoRoT-11 among the most rapidly rotating planet host stars discovered so far. With a planetary mass of mp=2.33+/-0.34 Mjup and radius rp=1.43+/-0.03 Rjup, the resulting mean density of CoRoT-11b (rho=0.99+/-0.15 g/cm^3) can be explained with a model for an inflated hydrogen-planet with a solar composition and a high level of energy dissipation in its interior. [less ▲]

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See detailPalaeoenvironmental study and small scale correlations using facies analysis and magnetic susceptibility of the Mid-Emsian (Himmelbaach quarry, Luxembourg).
Michel, Jonathan ULiege; Boulvain, Frédéric ULiege; Philippo, Simon et al

in Geologica Belgica (2010), 13(4), 447-458

The Himmelbaach quarry is located in the Wiltz Synclinorium in Luxembourg. The rocks outcropping in this quarry correspond to the mid-Emsian Clervaux Shales Formation. Three different facies have been ... [more ▼]

The Himmelbaach quarry is located in the Wiltz Synclinorium in Luxembourg. The rocks outcropping in this quarry correspond to the mid-Emsian Clervaux Shales Formation. Three different facies have been identified in the quarry. An argillaceous sandstone facies with oblique stratifications, cross-stratifications, herring-bones and erosive bases represent the first facies; the second facies is characterized by lenticular- (with connected lenses) to wavy-bedded sandy argillites, argillaceous sandstones and quartz arenites. The last facies corresponds to a quartz arenite with oblique stratification, planar laminations and mud drapes. The base of this facies shows flaser bedding and sigmoidally curved bed surfaces. The palaeoenvironmental study of this area is rather difficult because of the structural deformation and lateral variation of the facies. Due to this deformation, six partial sections (4a to 4f) were sampled here. In order to reconstruct a reliable vertical and lateral succession of the depositional setting, facies analysis and magnetic susceptibility were used. Magnetic susceptibility (MS) is generally applied as a tool for correlation in a deepwater carbonated environment. In this paper we used the MS technique successfully in a siliciclastic proximal setting. Analysis of MS curves as well as the recognition of three marker beds ((1) the last bed of argillaceous sandstones in Facies 1; (2) a thin horizon of carbonated sandstone within Facies 2; (3) the first appearance of the characteristics massive quartzitic beds in Facies 3) allowed the correlation of sections 4a, 4b and 4c. These correlations helped us to reconstruct a vertical and lateral succession of facies, which ultimately led to the recognition of a tide-dominated marginal-marine depositional model composed respectively of tidal channels (Facies 1), a tidal flat (Facies 2) and a tidal sand ridge (Facies 3). This example also shows the usefulness of magnetic susceptibility for small scale correlation, even in a proximal environment such as a marginal-marine setting. [less ▲]

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See detailSpace and time allocation in a shipyard assembly hall
Bay, Maud ULiege; Crama, Yves ULiege; Langer, Yves et al

in Annals of Operations Research (2010), 179(1), 57-76

We present a space and time allocation problem that arises in assembly halls producing large building blocks (namely, a shipyard which assembles prefabricated keel elements). The building blocks are very ... [more ▼]

We present a space and time allocation problem that arises in assembly halls producing large building blocks (namely, a shipyard which assembles prefabricated keel elements). The building blocks are very large, and, once a block is placed in the hall, it cannot be moved until all assembly operations on this block are complete. Each block must be processed during a predetermined time window. The objective is to maximize the number of building blocks produced in the hall. The problem is modeled as a 3-dimensional bin packing problem (3D-BPP) and is handled by a Guided Local Search heuristic initially developed for the 3D-BPP. Our com- putational experiments with this heuristic demonstrate that excellent results can be found within minutes on a workstation, and that the heuristic outperforms a standard constraint programming approach. We also describe some additional real-life constraints arising in the industrial application and show how these constraints can be conveniently integrated in the model. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental test simulating a column loss in a composite frame
Demonceau, Jean-François ULiege; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULiege

in Advanced Steel Construction (2010), 6(Number 3), 891-913

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. According to Eurocodes and some ... [more ▼]

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under exceptional events. According to Eurocodes and some different other national design codes, the structural integrity of civil engineering structures should be ensured through appropriate measures. Design requirements are proposed in some codes but are nowadays seen generally as not satisfactory. In particular, it is not demonstrated that, even if these requirements are respected, the risk of a progressive collapse of the structure subjected to an exceptional event will really be mitigated. A European RFCS project entitled “Robust structures by joint ductility” has been set up in 2004, for three years, with the aim to provide requirements and practical guidelines allowing to ensure the structural integrity of steel and composite structures under exceptional events through an appropriate robustness. In particular, one substructure test simulating the loss of a column in a composite building was performed at Liège University. The present paper describes in details this substructure test. In particular, the development of membrane forces is illustrated and their effects on the behaviour of the beam-to-column joints are discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailLes anticorps hétérophiles : une cause souvent méconnue d'erreurs de diagnostic
Cavalier, Etienne ULiege; Delanaye, Pierre ULiege; Beckers, Albert ULiege

in 27ème Congrès de la Société Française d'Endocrinologie - Deauville, 29 septembre - 2 octobre 2010 (2010, September)

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See detailModelling plant diseases impact with the Belgium Crop Growth Monitoring System.
El Jarroudi, Moussa ULiege; Kouadio, Amani Louis ULiege; Martin, Bertrand ULiege et al

in Wery, Jacque; Shili-Touzi, I.; Perrin, A. (Eds.) PROCEEDING OF AGRO2010 the XIth ESA Congress (2010, September)

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See detailFinancement hospitalier en Belgique : enregistrement et exploitation des données infirmières
THONON, Olivier ULiege; LEROY, Stéphanie ULiege; LAPORT, Nancy et al

in Actes de la 5ème conférence francophone en Gestion et Ingénierie des SystèmEs Hospitaliers - GISEH (2010, September)

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