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See detailDéveloppement d’une procédure automatisée de segmentation de données LIDAR appliquée à la modélisation hydrodynamique
Ernst, Julien ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2007)

Ce travail de DEA s’inscrit dans une stratégie de préparation à de futures recherches doctorales. Dans ce cadre, nous veillerons à soigner particulièrement l’état de l’art afin de le rendre le plus ... [more ▼]

Ce travail de DEA s’inscrit dans une stratégie de préparation à de futures recherches doctorales. Dans ce cadre, nous veillerons à soigner particulièrement l’état de l’art afin de le rendre le plus exhaustif possible dans les différents sujets ayant trait aux données LIDAR et à leur segmentation. Celui-ci pourra, par la suite, nous servir de base de travail intéressante pour nos recherches ultérieures. Par ce travail, nous tenterons d’apporter une autre vision du traitement des modèles topographiques indispensables à toute modélisation hydrodynamique. Dans ce mémoire, outre la section consacrée à l’état de l’art, nous mettrons au point une méthodologie de segmentation des données LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging) visant à isoler les zones boisées présentes dans les MNS (Modèle Numérique de Surface) initiaux. Ensuite nous permettrons à l’utilisateur d’interpoler les valeurs d’altitudes sous ces zones isolées, et ainsi reconstruire un modèle topographique pertinent à une simulation hydrodynamique. Pour mener à bien nos objectifs, notre travail bénéficie d’une collaboration innovante et constructive entre les unités de Géomatique (Professeur Roland Billen) et d’Hydraulique Appliquée et Constructions Hydrauliques (Professeur Michel Pirotton) de l’Université de Liège. Chacune met ses compétences et son expertise au service de ce projet pour pouvoir ainsi acquérir une vision globale du problème posé. [less ▲]

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See detailMathematical modelling of TNF- induced anti-apoptotic signalling pathways in mammalian cells based on dynamic and quantitative experiments
Schliemann, Monica ULg; Eißing, Thomas; Scheurich, Peter et al

in Proc. 2nd Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering FOSBE 2007 (2007, September)

2nd Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering FOSBE 2007

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See detailCompatibility performance as a fundamental requirement for the repair of concrete structures with Self-Compacting Repair Mortars
Courard, Luc ULg; Bissonnette, Benoît

in De Schutter, Geert; Boel, V. (Eds.) Self Compacting Concrete SCC2007 (2007, September)

Durable adhesion of repair material on concrete substrate requires compatibility between the materials to be bonded. There are four main compatibility components to be addressed in any concrete repair ... [more ▼]

Durable adhesion of repair material on concrete substrate requires compatibility between the materials to be bonded. There are four main compatibility components to be addressed in any concrete repair scenario: dimensional, permeability, chemical and electrochemical compatibility. Among those, dimensional compatibility is often prevalent: while a cement-base repair material inevitably undergoes shrinkage, the substrate opposes to its free movement, a situation that can lead to cracking and, subsequently, promote debonding. Besides, an essential requirement for bond development is the creation of the interface itself: the intimate contact between the repair system and concrete substrate is required in order to maximize adhesion. Adequate compaction of the new layer is consequently one of the main parameters that will govern the quality of the bond: sufficient vibration or specific rheological properties for the repair material are needed. Self-Compacting Repair Mortar (SCRM) can be advantageously used in many repair situations. Limestone fillers seem to offer interesting advantages as addition to these repair materials as they increase the workability of the final product. Several materials have been tested and characterised by means of a physical, chemical and mechanical characterization test program: specific attention has been given to water demand and superplasticizer efficiency. [less ▲]

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See detailRemagnetization of bulk high-temperature superconductors subjected to crossed and rotating magnetic fields
Vanderbemden, Philippe ULg; Hong, Z.; Coombs, T. A. et al

in Superconductor Science and Technology (2007, September), 20(9 Sp. Iss. SI), 174-183

Bulk melt-processed Y-Ba-Cu-O (YBCO) has significant potential for a variety of high-field permanent-magnet-like applications, such as the rotor of a brushless motor. When used in rotating devices of this ... [more ▼]

Bulk melt-processed Y-Ba-Cu-O (YBCO) has significant potential for a variety of high-field permanent-magnet-like applications, such as the rotor of a brushless motor. When used in rotating devices of this kind, however, the YBCO can be subjected to both transient and alternating magnetic fields that are not parallel to the direction of magnetization and which have a detrimental effect on the trapped field. These effects may lead to long-term decay of the magnetization of the bulk sample. In the present work, we analyze both experimentally and numerically the remagnetization process of a melt-processed YBCO single domain that has been partially demagnetized by a magnetic field applied orthogonal to the initial direction of trapped flux. Magnetic torque measurements are used as a tool to probe changes in the remanent magnetization during various sequences of applied field. The application of a small magnetic field between the transverse cycles parallel to the direction of original magnetization results in partial remagnetization of the sample. Rotating the applied field, however, is found to be much more efficient at remagnetizing the bulk material than applying a magnetizing field pulse of the same amplitude. The principal features of the experimental data can be reproduced qualitatively using a two-dimensional finite-element numerical model based on an E-J power law. Finally, the remagnetization process is shown to result from the complex modification of current distribution within the cross-section of the bulk sample. [less ▲]

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See detailLa problemática relación entre traductores y editores
Willson, Patricia ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2007)

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See detailBulletin agrométéorologique - Situation au 20 août 2007
Tychon, Bernard ULg; Schyns, Virginie; Denis, Antoine ULg et al

in Bulletin Agrométéorologique (2007), 6(2), 1-4

Les conditions météorologiques depuis le début juillet ont été marquées par des pluies fréquentes et parfois violentes en particulier dans le Nord du pays. Aucun stress hydrique n’est à signaler. Les ... [more ▼]

Les conditions météorologiques depuis le début juillet ont été marquées par des pluies fréquentes et parfois violentes en particulier dans le Nord du pays. Aucun stress hydrique n’est à signaler. Les températures de juillet et août sont restées proches de la normale permettant aux cultures de conserver une certaine avance phénologique acquise au printemps, ce qui laisse globalement augurer de bons rendements pour les cultures de maïs, betteraves et pomme de terre. [less ▲]

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See detailUse of supercritical carbon dioxide for polym/clay nanocomposites preparation and foaming
Urbanczyk, Laetitia ULg; Stassin, Fabrice; Calberg, Cédric ULg et al

Poster (2007, August 31)

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See detailContribution of "click" chemistry to the functionalization of aliphatic polyesters
Schmeits, Stephanie ULg; Riva, Raphaël ULg; Zednik, Jiri et al

Poster (2007, August 31)

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See detailEtude des odeurs émises par des carcasses de porc (Sus domesticus L.) en décomposition et suivi de la colonisation postmortem par les insectes nécrophages
Dekeirsschieter, Jessica ULg

Master's dissertation (2007)

La présente étude s’articule autour de deux axes ; la caractérisation des odeurs émises par des carcasses de porc (Sus domesticus L.) en décomposition en plein air et leur colonisation postmortem par les ... [more ▼]

La présente étude s’articule autour de deux axes ; la caractérisation des odeurs émises par des carcasses de porc (Sus domesticus L.) en décomposition en plein air et leur colonisation postmortem par les insectes nécrophages. Six carcasses ont été disposées dans trois biotopes distincts : un milieu forestier, une zone agricole et un garage désaffecté. Deux techniques de prélèvements des composés organiques volatils (COVs) présents dans l’espace de tête des carcasses ont été utilisées : une technique passive et une technique dynamique. La technique passive utilise le système Radiello® muni de cartouches adsorbantes de Carbograph 4 analysées par TDS-GCMS tandis que la méthode dynamique piège les molécules volatiles sur une phase adsorbante de SuperQ. Les composés volatils piégés dynamiquement sont désorbés par solvant et analysés par GC-MS. Les principaux COVs identifiés sont le 1-butanol, l’indole, le phénol, le p-crésol, l’acide butanoique ainsi que le 2-et 3-méthylbutanoïque, le diméthyldisulfure, le diméthyltrisulfure ainsi que plusieurs aldéhydes. Les insectes nécrophages ont été piégés à l’aide de bacs jaunes et de « pitfall trap », des prélèvements manuels ont également été effectués. Deux ordres sont nettement prépondérants : les Diptères, essentiellement des Calliphoridae, et les Coléoptères avec les familles des Silphidae et des Staphylinidae. [less ▲]

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See detailMacromolecular engineering of aliphatic polyesters based on macrocyclic units
Lecomte, Philippe ULg; Li, Haiying; Riva, Raphaël ULg et al

Poster (2007, August 31)

The last decades have witnessed a steadily increasing progress in the macromolecular engineering of the main families of synthetic polymers. Ring-shaped copolymers show a unique topology due to the ... [more ▼]

The last decades have witnessed a steadily increasing progress in the macromolecular engineering of the main families of synthetic polymers. Ring-shaped copolymers show a unique topology due to the absence of any chain-end and exhibit distinct properties from their linear counterparts, such as glass transition temperature, order-disorder transition, reduced viscosity, lower hydrodynamic volumes. This communication aims at reporting on a novel route to biodegradable cyclic polyesters. Our strategy is based on the work of Prof. Kricheldorf who initiated the ring-opening polymerization of ε-caprolactone by cyclic tin dialkoxides, e.g., 2,2-dibutyl-2-stanna-1,3-dioxepane (DSDOP) in order to obtain “living” macrocyclic PCL, still containing two endocyclic tin-oxygen bonds. In this work, the resumption of polymerization by a few units of ε-caprolactone substituted by an acrylic unit, e.g., 1-(2-oxooxepan-3-yl)ethyl prop-2-enoate, followed by intramolecular photo-cross-linking of pendant unsaturations and finally by hydrolysis gave rise to macrocyclic PCL. As a rule, this strategy is very well-suited for the synthesis of high molecular weight PCL. Moreover, tin alkoxides were kept untouched after the cross-linking step and remained thus available for further macromolecular engineering. The process was extended to the synthesis of other architectures such as sun-shaped, two-tail tadpole-shaped, eight-shaped and symmetrical four-tail eight-shaped copolyesters. [less ▲]

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See detailUtilité du mycophénolate mofétil en pathologie rénale en dehors de la transplantation
Parotte, Marie-Christine ULg; Bovy, Christophe ULg; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULg

in Revue Médicale Suisse (2007), 3

Glomerular diseases remain frequent causes of end-stage renal failure. Immunosuppressive drugs in association with corticosteroids induce remission of proteinuria and stabilize renal function, as well as ... [more ▼]

Glomerular diseases remain frequent causes of end-stage renal failure. Immunosuppressive drugs in association with corticosteroids induce remission of proteinuria and stabilize renal function, as well as prevent relapses, but are responsible for severe portential side-effects: infections, secondary malignancies, sterility and alopecia, and even nephrotoxicity. Mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), a well-known drug in transplantation, presents interesting characteristics potentially useful in the teatment of glomerulopathies. Moreover, its side-effect profile is safer. The present review of literature suggests that MMF is efficient for the treatment of glomerular disease, even if the results of the different studies remain limited and require further confirmation. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of PCL/clay masterbatches and their redispersion in poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile)
Urbanczyk, Laetitia ULg; Stassin, Fabrice; Calberg, Cédric ULg et al

Poster (2007, August 27)

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See detailThe clinic of anger : from psychopathology to the adequacy of punishment
Philippe, Paule ULg; Scholl, Jean-Marc ULg

Conference (2007, August 27)

Not every fit of anger is good. But some are not to be avoided either. And fits of anger have not all the same aetiology. The authors try to understand the various psychopathological and\or ... [more ▼]

Not every fit of anger is good. But some are not to be avoided either. And fits of anger have not all the same aetiology. The authors try to understand the various psychopathological and\or neuropsychological mechanisms that could explain anger whether in babies, children, teenagers or adults. Anger can arise from the feeling of being overwhelmed – coming by an overflow of the possibilities of management of the ego – (¬¬as a consequence of excessive intake of sensory or emotional information, of hypersensitivity…), from an unstable self-image (see-saw from a positive self-image to a negative one), from an overvalued self-image (narcissistic or megalomaniac personality) or from an undervalued self-image (depressive disorders), from a "Uneasiness in the Situation of Being Alone" (search for link), from great impulsiveness (15% of ADHD), from the incomprehension of the conversational partner (deficit of interpersonal perceptions); anger can also arise from projections (paranoid ones or others), from incomprehension (problems of intelligence, language, culture..) and\or from the refusal of the limits (well or inappropriately imposed, always the same ones or variable). Anger can sometimes be a warning sign of maltreatment disorder that has to be listened to. Considering these various mechanisms, it seems important to reflect on how to adapt punishments: corporal punishment? shaming? placing at a distance? restraining? isolation? task of repairing? … Their purpose must be to help the child to have better control of his/her behaviour and a better self-image. This reflection comes within the context of a psychotherapeutic approach with the parent’s cooperation and\or cooperation of the people in charge of the child. The added value of medication is also considered (methylphenidate, antidepressant, atypical antipsychotic drugs, mood stabilisers…). An appropriate treatment provides child as well as home environment with relief and so allows moving on to other problematic components of the situation in the psychotherapeutic approach. Toutes les colères ne sont pas bonnes. Mais toutes les colères ne sont pas non plus à éviter. Et toutes les colères n’ont pas les mêmes étiologies. Les auteurs cherchent à comprendre les différents mécanismes psychopathologiques et/ou neuropsychologiques qui pourraient sous-tendre les colères, que ce soit chez les bébés, les enfants, les adolescents ou les adultes. Les colères peuvent naître d’un débordement des possibilités de la gestion du moi (suite à un apport excessif d’informations sensorielles ou émotionnelles, d’une hypersensibilité,…), d’une image de soi instable (bascule d’une image positive vers une image négative de soi) ou sur-valorisée (trait de personnalité narcissique, trait mégalomaniaque), ou dévalorisée (image dépressive de soi), d’un "Mal-être en situation d’être seul" (recherche d’un lien), d’une grande impulsivité (15 % des ADHD…), d’une incompréhension de l’interlocuteur (déficit des perceptions intersubjectives), ou encore naître de projections (paranoïdes ou autres), de l’incompréhension (problème d’intelligence, de langue, de culture…) et/ou du refus des limites (bien ou mal posées, toujours les mêmes ou changeantes…). Et elles sont parfois un signal d’alarme de maltraitance qu’il faut aussi entendre. Face à ces différents mécanismes, il paraît important de réfléchir à comment ajuster les punitions: punition physique ? humiliation ? répression ? mise à distance? contention? isolement? tâche de réparation, de remise en lien ?… Elles chercheront à aider l’enfant à garder un meilleur contrôle de son comportement et une meilleure image de lui. Cette réflexion s’inscrit dans une approche psychothérapeutique avec la collaboration des parents et/ou des responsables de l’enfant. L’intérêt d’une médication ajoutée (méthylphénidate, antidépresseurs, antipsychotiques atypiques, régulateurs de l’humeur….) est également envisagé. Une prise en charge bien adaptée apporte alors un apaisement tant pour l’enfant que pour le milieu de vie et permet ensuite d’aborder en psychothérapie d’autres composantes problématiques de la situation. [less ▲]

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See detailFirst results of body condition score modeling for Walloon Holstein cows
Bastin, Catherine ULg; Laloux, Laurent; Gillon, Alain ULg et al

Conference (2007, August 25)

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See detailJupiter’s polar auroral emissions-signatures of magnetic reconnection
Radioti, Aikaterini ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg et al

Conference (2007, August 23)

The polar auroral emissions at Jupiter can be divided into three regions fixed in mag- netic local time: the dawnside dark region, the poleward swirl region and the duskside active region in which flares ... [more ▼]

The polar auroral emissions at Jupiter can be divided into three regions fixed in mag- netic local time: the dawnside dark region, the poleward swirl region and the duskside active region in which flares and arc-like features are observed. Previous studies re- lated the polar emissions to the solar wind driven Dungey cycle and Vasyliunas flow cycle. Based on HST STIS and ACS images we study extensively the time variations of the morphology and brightness of various polar auroral features as well as their duration and reoccurrence. We magnetically map their location in the equatorial plane and we compare their spatial size and time scales with the reconnection events taking place in the Jovian magnetotail. We discuss the possibility that some polar auroral features are signatures of magnetic reconnection. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing survey data to resolve the exchange risk exposure puzzle
Muller, Aline ULg; Jongen, Ron; Verschoor, Willem

Conference (2007, August 22)

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See detailDevelopment and Layout of a ACC-System by means of Evolutionary Algorithms
Christen, Fréderic ULg

Scientific conference (2007, August 22)

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See detailDe genegeerde kunst
Meesters, Gert ULg

Article for general public (2007)

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