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See detailHigh strength steel in seismic resistant building frames - HSS-SERF - Final report
Dubina, Dan; Vulcu, Cristian; Stratan, Aurel et al

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The aim of “HSS-SERF” project was to investigate and evaluate the seismic performance of dual-steel building frames, realized from two different steel grades: Mild Carbon Steel (MCS) and High Strength ... [more ▼]

The aim of “HSS-SERF” project was to investigate and evaluate the seismic performance of dual-steel building frames, realized from two different steel grades: Mild Carbon Steel (MCS) and High Strength Steel (HSS). A comprehensive set of dual-steel frames (moment resisting, concentrically and eccentrically braced) were designed, which allowed the identification of realistic member sizes for both MCS and HSS components. Several practical solutions for bolted and welded beam-to-column joints were identified and designed. Further, an extensive numerical program was carried out for the seismic performance evaluation of frames. The ductility and over-strength demands, and q-factors associated with different performance levels were evaluated. Furthermore, experimental and numerical investigations were carried out on joint assemblies and components. Guidelines were elaborated for the conceptual design and PBD of dual-steel frames under seismic actions, and the technical and economic efficiency of dualsteel structures vs. conventional ones were finally evaluated. The main outcomes of the project consist in: (i) development and characterisation in terms of global ductility and over-strength demands of dual-steel frames with composite columns (innovative solutions in European context); (ii) development of design recommendations; (iii) proposal of innovative solutions for beam-to-column joints with composite columns; (iv) recommendation for weld details and appropriate component method design approaches; (v) evaluation of technical and economic efficiency of the dual-steel approach. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to check analytically the robustness of a building submitted to a column loss - A premiere
Huvelle, Clara ULg; Jaspart, Jean-Pierre ULg; Demonceau, Jean-François ULg

in Proceedings of Eurosteel 2014 conference (in press)

Recent events such as natural catastrophes or terrorism attacks have highlighted the necessity to ensure the structural integrity of buildings under an exceptional event. 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 an exceptional event. According to Eurocodes and some other national design codes, the structural integrity of civil engineering structures should be guaranteed through appropriate measures and one way to guarantee it is to ensure an appropriate robustness of the structure, which may be defined as the ability of a structure to remain globally stable in case of exceptional event leading to local damages. However, although global design approaches are provided in modern codes and standards, no easy-to-apply practical guidelines are provided. The present paper reflects recent researches realised at the University of Liege with the scope of proposing such practical guidelines for the activation of alternative load path in the structure, design strategy generally leading to the most economical solutions. [less ▲]

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See detailConsommation de produits d'origine animale dans la concession forestière 039/11 de la SODEFOR à Oshwe (R.D. Congo)
Semeki Ngabinzeke, Jean; Belani Masamba, Justin; Ntoto M'Vubu et al

in Tropicultura (in press)

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See detailLong term Immune Reconstitution and infection burden after Mismatched Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
SERVAIS, Sophie ULg; Lengline, Etienne; Porcher, Raphael et al

in Biology of Blood & Marrow Transplantation (in press)

Mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) or umbilical cord blood (UCB) can be chosen as alternative donors for allogeneic stem cell transplantation but might be associated with long lasting immune deficiency ... [more ▼]

Mismatched unrelated donor (MMUD) or umbilical cord blood (UCB) can be chosen as alternative donors for allogeneic stem cell transplantation but might be associated with long lasting immune deficiency. Sixty-six patients who underwent a first transplantation from either UCB or 9/10 MMUD (n= 36) and who survived beyond 3 months were evaluated. Immune reconstitution was prospectively assessed at sequential time points after transplantation. NK, B, CD4+ and CD8+T cells and their subsets as well as regulatory T cells (Treg) were studied. Detailed analyses on infections occurring after 3 months were also assessed. The 18-month cumulative incidences of infection-related death were 8 and 3%, and of infections were 72 and 57% after MMUD and UCB transplantation, respectively. Rates of infection per 12 patient-month were roughly 2 overall (1 for bacterial, 0.9 for viral and 0.3 for fungal infections). Memory, naïve CD4+ and CD8+T cells, naïve B cells and Treg cells reconstitution between the 2 sources was roughly similar. Absolute CD4+T cells hardly reached 500 per μL by one year posttransplantation and most B cells were of naïve phenotype. Correlations between immune reconstitution and infection were then performed by multivariate analyses. Low CD4+ and high CD8+T cells absolute counts at 3 months were linked to increased risks of overall and viral (but not bacterial) infections. When assessing for the naïve/memory phenotypes at 3 months among the CD4+ T cell compartment, higher percentages of memory subsets were protective against late infections: central memory CD4+T cells protected against overall and bacterial infections; late effector memory CD4+T cells protected against overall, bacterial and viral infections. At the opposite, high percentage of effector- and late effector-memory subsets at 3 months among the CD8+ T cell compartment predicted higher risks for viral infections. Patients transplanted from alternative donors represent a population with very high risk of infection. Detailed phenotypic analysis of immune reconstitution may help to evaluate infection risk and to adjust infection prophylaxis. [less ▲]

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See detailHow does polytheism work?
Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg; Pironti, Gabriella

in Eidinow, Esther; Kindt, Julia (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Ancient Greek Religion (in press)

Trying to describe polytheism is a difficult enterprise because the whole system can be seen as a complex structure, each element of which (a deity with its proper name) is both itself a complex set of ... [more ▼]

Trying to describe polytheism is a difficult enterprise because the whole system can be seen as a complex structure, each element of which (a deity with its proper name) is both itself a complex set of prerogatives, and at the same time, must be considered in concert with the other elements. After a brief historiographical overview, this paper focuses on the first aspect by using the notion of ‘network’ as a metaphor to refer to the complexity of the ancient Greek gods. It provides two case studies, of the Moirai and the goddess Hera. The paper concludes that polytheism can be described if one conceptualises the complexity of the gods—their unity and diversity—together at every level (Panhellenic and local, cult and myths, and so on). [less ▲]

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See detailHumnétriai… Un rite mis en images chez Philostrate
Pironti, Gabriella; Pirenne-Delforge, Vinciane ULg

in Calame, Claude; Ellinger, Pierre (Eds.) Du récit au rituel par la forme esthétique : pragmatique cultuelle des formes discursives et des images en Grèce ancienne (in press)

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See detailHombre de letras, escritor, autor: declinación social de una función simbólica
Durand, Pascal ULg

in Zapata, Juan (Ed.) Teoría del autor (in press)

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See detailAssortative mating and personality in human couples : A study using Cloninger's Temperament and Character Inventory
LE BON, O; Hansenne, Michel ULg; AMARU, D et al

in Psychology (in press)

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See detailLe Journal d’Antoine Galland (1646-1715) : la période parisienne. Volume IV (1714-1715)
Bauden, Frédéric ULg; Waller, Richard; Veymiers, Richard ULg et al

Book published by Peeters (in press)

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See detailLe Journal d’Antoine Galland (1646-1715) : la période parisienne. Volume III (1712-1713)
Bauden, Frédéric ULg; Waller, Richard; Veymiers, Richard ULg et al

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See detailComprendre la mammite bovine comme une enzootie dynamique
Theron, Léonard ULg; Hanzen, Christian ULg

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Health disorders in bovine herds are, in essence, multifactorial. They are based on the equilibrium among various factors. The major difficulty in managing endemias in livestock production emerges from ... [more ▼]

Health disorders in bovine herds are, in essence, multifactorial. They are based on the equilibrium among various factors. The major difficulty in managing endemias in livestock production emerges from two elements: the extreme variability of practices among farms and over time on one hand and on the other hand, the crossed impact of various factors producing the same result. A simple example will illustrate the two problems: Mastitis has epidemiological components that govern their own response to means of prevention. Because no two dairy farms ever have fifty per cent of their livestock production practices in common, the establishment of the usual means of prevention will never have the same dosable impact in each of the two farms (Bradley et al. 2007; Théron et al. 2009). Further, in view of the variability of certain practices or adjustments over time, a situation can vary while all other factors remain constant, due to a neglected invisible factor, thus diminishing the strength of the prevention argument. Each of us has known situations in which post-dipping did not generate the anticipated effects, and situations in which, after a transitory improvement linked to milking practices, the situation degrades again for a cause associated with the milking machine or feeding. The conclusion of this introduction is both simple and complex: the integrated control of mastitis is based on long-term monitoring. This monitoring is justified by the economic and societal impact of this disease. Good monitoring implies the definition of key measurable control points. The aim of this article will be to define the indicators and epidemiological objectives that enable the level of mammary health and its evolution to be defined over time. [less ▲]

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See detailL'âgisme et ses conséquences cliniques en oncogériatrie: état des lieux et pistes d'interventions
Schroyen, Sarah ULg; Adam, Stéphane ULg; Jerusalem, Guy ULg et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (in press), 69(5-6),

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See detailThematic analysis and the 3rd person plural suffix pronoun in the Medinet Habu historical inscriptions
Gillen, Todd Jonathan ULg

in Kousoulis, Panagiotis (Ed.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Egyptologists (in press)

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See detailRelaxations for multi-period optimal power flow problems with discrete decision variables
Gemine, Quentin ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Louveaux, Quentin ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 18th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC'14) (in press)

We consider a class of optimal power flow (OPF) applications where some loads offer a modulation service in exchange for an activation fee. These applications can be modeled as multi-period formulations ... [more ▼]

We consider a class of optimal power flow (OPF) applications where some loads offer a modulation service in exchange for an activation fee. These applications can be modeled as multi-period formulations of the OPF with discrete variables that define mixed-integer non-convex mathematical programs. We propose two types of relaxations to tackle these problems. One is based on a Lagrangian relaxation and the other is based on a network flow relaxation. Both relaxations are tested on several benchmarks and, although they provide a comparable dual bound, it appears that the constraints in the solutions derived from the network flow relaxation are significantly less violated. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiscale Computational Modeling of Deformation Mechanics andIntergranular Fracture in Nanocrystalline Copper
Péron-Lührs, Vincent ULg; Sansoz, Frédéric; Jérusalem, Antoine et al

in Computational Materials Science (in press)

The material description is based on two constitutive elements, the grains (or bulk crystals) and the grainboundaries (GBs), both having their behavior determined atomistically using the quasicontinuum ... [more ▼]

The material description is based on two constitutive elements, the grains (or bulk crystals) and the grainboundaries (GBs), both having their behavior determined atomistically using the quasicontinuum (QC) method by simulating the plastic deformation of [110] tilt crystalline interfaces undergoing simple shear, tension and nano-indentation. Unlike our previous work [V. Péron-Lührs et al., JMPS, 2013] however, the GB thickness is here calibrated in the model, providing more accurate insight into the GB widths according to the interface misorientation angle. In this contribution, the new two-scale model is also validated against fullyatomistic NC simulations tests for two low-angle and high-angle textures and two grain sizes. A simplified strategy aimed at predicting the mechanical behavior of more general textures without the need to run more QC simulations is also proposed, demonstrating significant reduction in computational cost compared to full atomistic simulations. Finally, by studying the response of dogbone samples made of NC copper, we show in this paper that such a two-scale model is able to quantitatively capture the differences in mechanical behavior of NC metals as a function of the texture and grain size, as well as to accurately predict the processes of inter-granular fracture for different GB character distributions. This two-scale method is found to be an effective alternative to other atomistic methods for the prediction of plasticity and fracture in NC materials with a substantial number of 2-D grains such as columnar-grained thin films for micro-scale electro-mechanical devices. [less ▲]

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See detailMaking and transforming art : changes in artists’ materials and practice
Neven, Sylvie ULg; Dubois, Hélène; Eyb-Green, Sigrid et al

Book published by Archetype Publications (in press)

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See detailDescribing the ‘elusive’ : Availability, Preparation and Use of Anthocyanin Colourants in Mediaeval European Illuminators’ Workshops
Neven, Sylvie ULg; Sanyova, Jana

in Dubois, Hélène; Eyb-Green, Sigrid; Kroustallis, Stephanos (Eds.) et al Making and transforming art : changes in artists’ materials and practice (in press)

Anthocyanins are colorants which provide most of the blue, red and violet colours in numerous plants and fruits. Because of their great sensitivity to the slightest changes in pH and their instability in ... [more ▼]

Anthocyanins are colorants which provide most of the blue, red and violet colours in numerous plants and fruits. Because of their great sensitivity to the slightest changes in pH and their instability in ordinary daylight, it is generally thought that these colorants were used only to dye everyday clothes in a domestic context. However, medieval artists’ recipe books not only describe these elusive substances, but also indicate their use in illumination. This is notably the case for the texts of the so-called ‘Strasbourg Tradition’, written in the south of Germany and the north of France between 1400 and 1560, and partly composed from an older Alsatian treatise on illumination. Departing from these sources, this paper details the methods employed to prepare these colorants and (re)evaluates their diverse uses in painting and illuminating techniques. This technical data subsequently served as a basis upon which to make reconstructions. Finally, an attempt to correlate the information provided by these recipe books with specific artistic practices was carried out by collating the descriptions with the results of analyses from contemporary illuminations by an Alsatian workshop active in the same geographical area. [less ▲]

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See detailThe “Tuchlein” Colours in the Strasbourg Family Text: Recipes for Anthocyanin Pigments
Neven, Sylvie ULg; Sanyova, Jana

in Dyes in History and Archaeology (in press)

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See detailAlchemy and Art Technology in German Medieval and Early Modern Recipe Books
Neven, Sylvie ULg

in Dupré, Sven (Ed.) Laboratory of Art (in press)

In the Middle Ages and premodern period, artisanal knowledge was transmitted via collections of recipes often grouped concomitantly with alchemical texts and instructions. Except for some very well-known ... [more ▼]

In the Middle Ages and premodern period, artisanal knowledge was transmitted via collections of recipes often grouped concomitantly with alchemical texts and instructions. Except for some very well-known artistic treatises, such as those by Eraclius or the Schedula diversarum artium, attributed to Theophilus, detection and identification of alchemical content within recipe books has been rare and fraught with difficulty. In a broad sense, alchemy could be defined as the ‘art of transmutation’, referring to the perfection of base or impure matter (often metal or stone) into perfect substances. In this context, alchemical procedures rely on artisanal or craft practices. Thus, any overlap between alchemy and art-technological procedures can be explained by the use of various identical materials and substances. Both are concerned with the description of colours—especially in regard to processes of change, the making of pigments, the production of artificial gemstones, the imitation of gold and silver and the transmutation of materials. Both require procedures involving precise and specifically defined actions, prescriptions and ingredients. So both use identical rhetorical recipe formulations that reflect a ‘step by step’ procedure. Assuming that alchemical and artistic texts have the same textual format, raises the question: did they also have the same methods of production and reception? Using a corpus of about forty manuscripts produced in Northern Europe between the fourteenth and the sixteenth centuries, this paper investigates the authorship and the context of production behind these writings, and scrutinizes the process of their compilation and dissemination. This serves, on a variety of levels, to elucidate information about their former nature and use. Finally, this paper examines the various ways alchemical and artisanal recipes were embedded within recipe books. It also proposes some clues to help in locating, identifying and demarcating this type of alchemical writing within the literature of recipes. [less ▲]

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