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See detailLa redéfinition du premier ordre au début de la Renaissance : l'exemple du cardinal d'Amboise
Dumont, Jonathan ULg

in Dumont, Jonathan; Fagnart, Laure (Eds.) Georges Ier d'Amboise. 1460-1510. Une figure plurielle de la Renaissance. Actes du colloque tenu à l'Université de Liège les 2 et 3 décembre 2010 (2013, November 08)

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See detailY avait-il vraiment des Gestalten dans L’analyse des sensations d’E. Mach ?
Zincq, Aurélien ULg

Conference (2013, November 08)

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See detail3D analysis of gait using accelerometer measurements
Boutaayamou, Mohamed ULg; Schwartz, Cédric ULg; Stamatakis, Julien et al

Scientific conference (2013, November 07)

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See detailVALORISATION INDUSTRIELLE ET ARTISANALE DES ARGILES DU MAROC
El Ouahabi, Meriam ULg

Doctoral thesis (2013)

Dans une perspective de développement local durable, la présente étude est focalisée sur la caractérisation des matériaux argileux du Nord du Maroc en vue de leur valorisation dans le secteur de la ... [more ▼]

Dans une perspective de développement local durable, la présente étude est focalisée sur la caractérisation des matériaux argileux du Nord du Maroc en vue de leur valorisation dans le secteur de la céramique. Elle a l’avantage de contribuer à la promotion des matériaux locaux de construction tout en améliorant la qualité des céramiques artisanales produites. Les sédiments utilisés dans cette étude proviennent de la région du nord du Maroc (Tétouan, Tanger et Meknès), ainsi que de sites argileux utilisés à l’échelle nationale dans la fabrication de la céramique traditionnelle, à savoir les sites de Fès, Salé et Safi. Dans le cadre de ce travail, nous avons procédé à une caractérisation minéralogique, granulométrique, texturale, physique, chimique, thermique et technologiques de ces argiles afin d’évaluer leurs potentialités en industrie céramique. Les argiles de Tétouan et Tanger sont caractérisées par des assemblages minéralogiques diversifiés (en particulier une proportion variable d'argile, de quartz et de calcite). En particulier, les argiles de Meknès, Fès, Salé et Safi présentent une forte teneur en argile, en quartz et en calcite. La fraction argileuse des échantillons de Tétouan et Tanger est dominée par l'illite et la kaolinite avec des proportions variables de chlorite. Ces trois types de minéraux argileux sont responsables en grande partie des propriétés céramiques favorables des échantillons d’argiles étudiées. Les matériaux argileux étudiés sont généralement constitués de fines particules d'argiles avec une plasticité moyenne à forte et une faible teneur en matière organique. Ces échantillons sont composés essentiellement de SiO2 (35 - 60 %), Al2O3 (7 - 30 %) et Fe2O3 (10 - 22 %). La quantité de CaO dans les argiles de Tanger et Meknès est très variable (0 - 30 %). Le CaO n’est présent que dans certaines argiles de Tétouan. Le taux de Fe2O3 est variable allant de 0 à 22 %. Les autres oxydes représentent de faibles proportions (< 6 %). La capacité d’échange cationique et la surface spécifique de tous les échantillons sont faibles. La masse volumique apparente, le volume poreux et le nombre de micropores sont peu variables pour toutes les argiles. Les argiles de Tétouan et de Meknès montrent globalement un bon comportement au séchage, à l’exception de quelques échantillons qui montrent des fissures superficielles au séchage due à la présence des argiles gonflantes (smectite et vermiculite). Les argiles de Tétouan et de Meknès constituent des ressources minérales industrielles de bonne qualité pour la fabrication des produits variés dont des carreaux de sol, des briques et les tuiles. Afin d’avoir de bon produit fini, ces argiles doivent êtres cuites à des températures supérieur à 1050 °C. Les argiles de Tanger montrent des propriétés conformes avec les critères de production des briques. Néanmoins, la présence de sulfates en faible quantité dans quelques échantillons carbonatés conduit après cuisson à 1000 °C à la formation de nodules blancs de sulfate de calcium (CaSO4) à la surface de la brique, résultant de la réaction de sulfates avec le CaO. Néanmoins, quelques produits cuits ont présenté un retrait à la cuisson supérieur à 10% pour de températures allant de 1100 à 1150°C et une perte en poids à la cuisson supérieur à 10%. Pour une bonne rentabilité industrielle, ces retraits peuvent être minimisés par l’ajout d’une quantité optimale de dégraissant ou en faisant des mélanges et/ ou des formulations avec d’autres argiles proche géographiquement afin d’obtenir un mélange adéquat. [less ▲]

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See detailLaïcité et neutralité de l'Etat : quels usages pour une société inclusive ?
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2013)

Présentation de la conception inclusive de la laïcité basée sur deux valeurs fondamentales, la liberté de conscience et l'égalité entre les citoyens, et sur deux dispositifs juridico-politiques ... [more ▼]

Présentation de la conception inclusive de la laïcité basée sur deux valeurs fondamentales, la liberté de conscience et l'égalité entre les citoyens, et sur deux dispositifs juridico-politiques, séparation du religieux de l'autorité publique et neutralité de l'Etat [less ▲]

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See detailAu-delà des interdits. Religion islamique et pratiques culinaires marocaines en Italie.
Mescoli, Elsa ULg

Poster (2013, November 07)

In many discourses about the relationship between food and Islamic religion, attention is often devoted to normative aspects: Muslims food practices are ruled by the polarization between what is halal and ... [more ▼]

In many discourses about the relationship between food and Islamic religion, attention is often devoted to normative aspects: Muslims food practices are ruled by the polarization between what is halal and what is haram to eat. In this discursive context, even if negotiations with certain requirements can be taken into account, believers would primarily incorporate a food style determined by certain feed bans. My study, without neglecting these aspects, aims at demonstrating how the semantic field of the term halal not only includes all that is not forbidden for consumption by religious norms. This field opens indeed to many instructions, coming from Islamic sources, actively and positively guiding believers in their food choices. My doctoral research, focusing on culinary practices and objects of Moroccan women in migration context, made me reconsider the Islamic religion as having an affirmative role in eating behaviours and even in food preparation. The women protagonists of my ethnography show how the choice to use certain ingredients and to prepare some meals is dictated or supported by divine guidance. My presentation will focus on the materiality of these dynamics: through images collected during my ethnography, my intention is to recount the complexity and the concreteness of the relationship between eating habits and Islam. [less ▲]

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See detailSEDIMENTARY DEVELOPMENT AND MAGNETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY OF THE FRASNIAN CARBONATE PLATFORM IN WESTERN BELGIUM (DINANT SYNCLINORIUM, LA THURE SECTION)
Pas, Damien ULg; Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Labaye, Corentin et al

in 14 ième ASF 2013 (Association des Sédimentologistes Français) (2013, November 07)

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See detailUsing GAit Measuring System (GAIMS) to discriminate patients with multiple sclerosis from healthy person
Azrour, Samir ULg; Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

Poster (2013, November 07)

Among voluntary movements, gait is the most affected by multiple sclerosis. Gait impairment is also a good indicator of the disease progression. However, measurement of gait character- istics made by ... [more ▼]

Among voluntary movements, gait is the most affected by multiple sclerosis. Gait impairment is also a good indicator of the disease progression. However, measurement of gait character- istics made by neurologists is usually limited to the use of a stopwatch. The GAit Measuring System (GAIMS), provides a wider range of measurements that allow the definition of several relevant gait descriptors. The work presented here shows the effectiveness of these gait descriptors and machine learning techniques to discriminate between healthy persons and patients with multiple sclerosis. [less ▲]

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See detailStudying Vulnerability: Participation and Incident Reports
Rossignol, Nicolas ULg

Conference (2013, November 07)

Scholars in many fields of research have developed models, theories and concepts attempting to grasp and manage dangers that are often difficult to concretely imagine. Their final objective is to maintain ... [more ▼]

Scholars in many fields of research have developed models, theories and concepts attempting to grasp and manage dangers that are often difficult to concretely imagine. Their final objective is to maintain the safety of the system considered. Dealing with potential hazards, some researchers distinguish between the vulnerability approach and the risk approach. The risk based approach is focused on acquiring accurate probabilistic information about the events themselves. Yet, Sarewitz (2003: 806) reminds that “there are numerous cases in which accurate assessment of risk is impossible” and that “lack of experience with many phenomena and outcomes means that understanding the uncertainty of the uncertainty estimates is impossible”. Thus, beyond the risk-based approach, another perspective emerged: vulnerability analysis (VA). Vulnerability can be described as “the degree to which a system, subsystem, or system component is likely to experience harm due to exposure to a hazard” (Turner et al. 2003: 8074). VA seems capable of overcoming the shortcomings of risk analysis in situations where knowledge about both probabilities and outcomes is incomplete or insufficient (Sarewitz 2003). The vulnerability approach and the classical risk analysis approach are thus based on different premises (Gilbert 2006): while risk analysis focuses on the hazard, VA focuses on the system under threat. From that starting point, we realized in order to analyse the state-of-the art in the field of vulnerability analysis, with particular emphasis on participatory approaches. The aims were: i) to study how the concept of vulnerability has been defined and used in different fields of application (e.g. natural and industrial hazards) and ii) to analyse whether the theoretical claim that participatory approaches to vulnerability analysis have the potential for great scientific and political outputs has been actually demonstrated in practice. Based on this study we formulate a threefold critique: first, VA has been treated separately in natural and technological hazards fields. This separation is unproductive for a fine-grained understanding of what vulnerability can provide as a concept, as it prevents vulnerability to unleash the full range of its potential. Second, VA focused on assessment tools that are mainly quantitative, whereas qualitative appraisal is a key to assess vulnerability in a comprehensive way and to inform policy-making. Third, a systematic literature review on participatory VA case studies allows us to argue that participation has been important to address the above, but it remains too closed down in its approach and would rather benefit from embracing a more opened, encompassing perspective. Therefore, we suggest re-thinking participatory VA as one part of a dynamic process between opening-up and closing-down strategies, in order to support a reflexive vulnerability governance framework. Doing so is not exempt of challenges, though. Since analytical reflection on vulnerability is to be transferred into practices of risk and vulnerability governance, taking into account the context in which governance agents need to take appropriate decisions is of primary importance. Thus, based on the conclusion of this presentation, the practical ways of realizing a reflexive vulnerability governance should now be explored. [less ▲]

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See detail"Climate change" and vulnerability analysis: poor will become poorer
Ozer, Pierre ULg

Conference (2013, November 07)

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the ... [more ▼]

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC-AR5) considers new evidence of climate change based on many independent scientific analyses from observations of the climate system, paleoclimate archives, theoretical studies of climate processes and simulations using climate models. “Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased”. “Changes in many extreme weather and climate events have been observed since about 1950. It is very likely that the number of cold days and nights has decreased and the number of warm days and nights has increased on the global scale”. “It is likely that the frequency of heat waves has increased”. “There are likely more land regions where the number of heavy precipitation events has increased than where it has decreased”. “The frequency or intensity of heavy precipitation events has likely increased”. In the meantime, it is now well known that climate change consequences (increasing magnitude and frequency of droughts, floods, storms and/or coastal erosion) will mainly impact the most vulnerable. Although there are multiple ways to define vulnerability, we here define vulnerability as the exposure of individuals or collective groups to livelihood stress as a result of the impacts of such climate change and consecutive socioeconomic and environmental changes. In the context of this paper, we will focus on natural disasters induced by “climate change”. We will travel across developing countries to illustrate the increasing vulnerability of the poor and the way they –sometimes– develop effective adaptation responses. We conclude that, for many reasons (mainly the protection of individual, financial and/or political interests), the poor will become poorer. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasuring the thermophysical properties of materials at high temperature - Application to the additive manufacturing of alloy Ti-6Al-4V and of stainless steel 316L
Mertens, Anne ULg; Paydas, Hakan ULg; Reginster, Sylvie ULg et al

Conference (2013, November 07)

In view of optimising the microstructures of metallic materials and obtaining the desired properties, the accurate characterisation of the thermophysical behaviour of these materials has long been ... [more ▼]

In view of optimising the microstructures of metallic materials and obtaining the desired properties, the accurate characterisation of the thermophysical behaviour of these materials has long been considered of paramount importance e.g. by allowing for the in-situ study of phase transformations, by providing data for numerical simulations and, essentially, by contributing to a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms at play during processing. In the present work, the thermophysical behaviour of Ti-alloy Ti-6Al-4V and of stainless steel 316L has been characterised in details, in order to reach a better understanding of the phenomena controlling the microstructures and mechanical properties of parts made by additive manufacturing techniques that appear nowadays very promising in view of the economic production of near-net-shape, complex and (almost) fully dense parts from metallic materials. In particular, the thermal conductivity of Ti-alloy Ti-6Al-4V and of stainless steel 316L at high temperature has been determined by combining dilatometry, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and laser flash diffusivimetry based on Laplace’s equation : k(T)=α(T)ρ(T)Cp(T) where k(T) is the thermal conductivity (W/m*K) α(T) is the thermal diffusivity (mm2/s) ρ(T) is the specific mass (g/cm3) Cp(T) is the specific heat capacity (J/g*K). Since Ti-alloy Ti-6Al-4V and stainless steel 316L exhibit quite different physical behaviours, their careful comparison is shown to shed more light into the role of phenomena such as epitaxial growth, out-of-equilibrium phase transformations and/or internal stresses in the additive manufacturing of metallic materials. [less ▲]

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See detailMeasuring feet trajectories: challenges and applications
Pierard, Sébastien ULg; Azrour, Samir ULg; Van Droogenbroeck, Marc ULg

Conference (2013, November 07)

Measuring reliable feet trajectories is needed in many applications. This paper provides the principles used in GAIMS, which is a non-intrusive system that measures feet trajectories based on multiple ... [more ▼]

Measuring reliable feet trajectories is needed in many applications. This paper provides the principles used in GAIMS, which is a non-intrusive system that measures feet trajectories based on multiple range laser scanners. We present the technical challenges that we had to address, as well as an overview of the implemented processing pipeline of GAIMS. [less ▲]

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See detailPotential paleoseismological records in the Western Gulf of Corinth sediments (Greece) for the last 500 years
Beckers, Arnaud ULg; Mortier, Clément; Beck, Christian et al

Conference (2013, November 06)

Related to the Gulf of Corinth rifting, five earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5.8 occurred in the last 35 years. Consequently, the question of earthquake (EQ) hazard is particularly relevant. Onland ... [more ▼]

Related to the Gulf of Corinth rifting, five earthquakes of magnitude greater than 5.8 occurred in the last 35 years. Consequently, the question of earthquake (EQ) hazard is particularly relevant. Onland paleoseismological data are scarce and offshore data were absent before the present study. We investigated recent sediments bounding three well-defined major seismogenic faults: Aegion, Trizonia and Psathopyrgos faults. We retrieved 12 gravity cores from 50 to 85 cm long in three distinct sites: the southern shelf (40 to 50 m deep), a 180 m deep sub-basin, and a transect from the southern coast to the center of the gulf. Chronology is based on 137Cs (Atmospheric Nuclear Experiments) and 210Pb decay for two sites (Aegion and Trizonia). Considering sedimentation rates estimates in these areas, the longer cores record about 500 years of sedimentary archives. We performed granulometry, magnetic susceptibility, loss on ignition and geochemical (X-Ray Fluorescence) measurements on cores from each site. Some samples were observed with a binocular to identify the nature of the grains. We sought to identify layers potentially attributed to EQ-related processes like liquefaction and tsunamis for the sites on the shelves or mass transport and turbidity currents for the basins. In Aegion, 3 coarser layers have been identified at identical depth in 3 cores across the scarp. 210Pb decay show erosion just under the first event, that we attributed to the 1995 tsunami (backwash deposit) (figure). In the Trizonia Sub-Basin, among 3 clear grain-size peaks, two have been attributed to the 1817 Aegion EQ and the 1660 Galaxidi EQ. In Psathopyrgos, 10 “events” (grain-size and Zr/Rb peaks) have been identified in the deepest part of the transect and at least 2 on the shelf. Their analysis is in progress. [less ▲]

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See detailLate Quaternay sedimentation and active faulting in the Western tip of the Gulf of Corinth, Greece
Hubert, Aurelia ULg; Beckers, Arnaud ULg; Beck, Christian et al

Poster (2013, November 06)

The Gulf of Corinth is one of the fastest-spreading intracontinental rifts on Earth. Present day kinematics (GPS data) indicates an opening direction oriented NNE-SSW and an opening rate increasing ... [more ▼]

The Gulf of Corinth is one of the fastest-spreading intracontinental rifts on Earth. Present day kinematics (GPS data) indicates an opening direction oriented NNE-SSW and an opening rate increasing westward from 11 mm y-1 in the central part to 16 mm y-1 in the westernmost part. A significant part of the deformation is localized offshore, where the fault geometry was not well known yet. The high extension rate would imply a high seismic hazard if faults are not creeping. We propose an accurate map of submarine faults in the western extremity of the Gulf of Corinth. The map is based on two high-resolution seismic reflection surveys (single channel sparker) performed aboard HCMR’s R/V ALKYON, within the frame of SISCOR ANR Project. About 600 km of seismic lines were acquired, with a 200 msTWTT maximum penetration down to what we infer to represent the MIS 5 discontinuity. Depocenters location is controlled by river deltas where up to 75m of post-LGM sediments are stored. Numerous, up to 15m thick, mass transport deposits fill the central and eastern parts. In the eastern part, the sedimentary infill is faulted by the known North Eratini, South Eratini and West Channel faults. At the longitude of the Trizonia Island, the seafloor in mainly horizontal and the only fault is the south dipping Trizonia fault. Between the Trizonia Island and the Mornos Delta, the shallower northern part of the gulf shows a diffuse pattern of deformation with faults striking mainly E-W and ESE-WNW. It shows south and north dipping normal faults, strike-slip faults, as well as an inherited basement relief. To the West, three young grabens have been identified, striking NE-SW and W-E. The northern, 6 km long, fault in this grabens system shows a clear strike-slip component (fig.1). [less ▲]

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See detailFaire un film avec Adorno. Alexander Kluge et le cinéma de l'indécision
Hamers, Jérémy ULg; Cormann, Grégory ULg

Scientific conference (2013, November 06)

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See detailTerres rares et métaux critiques. Pénurie ou incurie ?
Pirard, Eric ULg

Scientific conference (2013, November 06)

De l’Âge de la Pierre à l’Âge du Lithium, nous n’avons eu de cesse de perfectionner nos technologies. Progressant dans la découverte et la compréhension de notre environnement, nous nous sommes mis à ... [more ▼]

De l’Âge de la Pierre à l’Âge du Lithium, nous n’avons eu de cesse de perfectionner nos technologies. Progressant dans la découverte et la compréhension de notre environnement, nous nous sommes mis à exploiter toutes les ressources naturelles disponibles. Aujourd’hui, il n’y a pratiquement aucun élément du tableau de Mendeleïev qui ne trouve son champ d’application spécifique : du lithium dans les batteries à l’indium dans les écrans en passant par le tantale dans les capacités. Baignant quotidiennement dans un tel univers d’abondance, nous en oublions d’où proviennent ces ressources. Nous avons refoulé cette question au plus profond de nous-mêmes et avons poussé le syndrome NIMBY (not in my backyard) jusqu’à atteindre le NIMYCON (not in my continent). Depuis quelques années, l’Europe vit un réveil brutal. Elle réalise qu’elle ne produit que 3 % des métaux alors qu’elle en consomme plus de 20 %. Elle réalise que toute son industrie est dépendante de pays émergents qui ont l’ambition de développer un tissu industriel puissant sur base de leur accès aux ressources. L’Europe serait-elle un continent maudit ? Aurait-elle épuisé ses ressources ? Est-elle condamnée à dépendre de pays tiers pour poursuivre sa fuite en avant vers les « hautes technologies  » ? Nullement, mais il est évident qu’il n’y aura pas de ré-industrialisation sans une réflexion sur les matières premières. Le mot d’ordre aujourd’hui est Resource Efficiency. Certains traduisent cela par la nécessité de mettre au point des nouveaux matériaux moins gourmands en matières premières ou évitant l’utilisation d’éléments dits « critiques ». Mais en réalité, dans un monde avide de technologies qui voit le nombre de consommateurs croître sensiblement, il faudra nécessairement ouvrir de nouvelles mines et veiller à ne plus disperser dans l’environnement les métaux que nous en aurons laborieusement extraits. Pour l’Europe, cela signifie concrètement qu’il est temps de relancer la prospection du sous-sol et de développer une culture du recyclage intelligente et écologique. Il y a là un champ d’opportunités à saisir pour l’innovation et le développement de technologies qui sont restées trop longtemps dans l’ombre! Le Resource Efficiency c’est aussi extraire les métaux des minerais et des déchets électriques et électroniques en utilisant des procédés moins gourmands en énergie, en eau et en matière. Au travers de quelques exemples choisis, cet exposé présentera l’évolution des technologies et la nature des matières premières utilisées. Partant de la géochimie d’un simple jardin de banlieue, il introduira le concept de gisement qui est indispensable à une bonne compréhension des ressources et des réserves que recèle encore notre sous-sol. Suscitant la réflexion sur la nécessité de maintenir une industrie extractive, cette présentation analysera aussi les difficultés tant sociologiques que technologiques à mener à bien un recyclage efficace des ressources. [less ▲]

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