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See detailSensitivity of structures to fire decay phases: quantitative comparison of structural components made of different materials
Gernay, Thomas ULg

in Wald, F.; Burgess, I.; Jelcic Rukavina, M. (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the Int. Conf. ASFE in Dubrovnik, 15-16 October 2015 (2015, October 16)

This work presents an analysis of the behaviour of different structural members under natural fires, with the aim to characterize their sensitivity to the fire decay phase. Thermo-mechanical numerical ... [more ▼]

This work presents an analysis of the behaviour of different structural members under natural fires, with the aim to characterize their sensitivity to the fire decay phase. Thermo-mechanical numerical simulations based on the non-linear finite element method are conducted using the parametric fire model of Eurocode to represent the natural fires. Results show that, for all the studied members (column, beam) and materials (reinforced concrete, steel, timber), structural failure during or after the cooling phase of a fire is a possible event. The major factors that promote delayed structural failure are the thermal inertia and the constituting material of the member. An indicator is proposed to quantify the propensity to delayed failure for structural members under natural fire. This work enhances the understanding of the structural behaviour under natural fires and has implications for the safety of the fire brigades and people proceeding to a building inspection after a fire. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude du corps-pour-autrui dans l'anorexie mentale
Minguet, Eugénie; Englebert, Jérôme ULg

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See detailÉtude des Expériences Corporelles Anormales dans la schizophrénie
Lancellotti, Elisa; Englebert, Jérôme ULg

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See detailMediating science, technology, and society at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK/CEN through hybrid management: The case of PISA
Schröder, Jantine; Van Oudheusden, Michiel ULg; Rossignol, Nicolas ULg et al

Conference (2015, October 16)

Despite growing recognition that the technical and social dimensions of technology development are coproduced, research and policymaking in the nuclear field is still predicated on the separation between ... [more ▼]

Despite growing recognition that the technical and social dimensions of technology development are coproduced, research and policymaking in the nuclear field is still predicated on the separation between both dimensions. This paper explores how this separation is enacted, and occasionally questioned and transformed, within the Belgian context of nuclear technology. It situates the emergence of a science policy support (SPS) unit and programme (PISA) within the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN as an institutional response to the need of integrating societal and ethical concerns into nuclear research. The paper elicits how since 1999, SPS/PISA draws together science and technology studies (STS) and technology assessment (TA) approaches, creating links between nuclear research innovation and society in mutually beneficial ways. To this end, it first outlines the four areas in which SPS/PISA researchers are active: 1. Ethics of nuclear technology assessment; 2. Radioactive waste management; 3. Safety governance; 4. Perception and communication of ionising radiation risks. As SPS/PISA research is situated in a trading zone that embeds scholarship, nuclear research and research policy, the paper illuminates the growing entanglement of the natural and social sciences, and the roles social scientists play in the development of contemporary technologies and technology policy. Drawing on the notion of hybrid management (Miller 2001), the paper argues that SPS/PISA researchers must develop a language that underlines the interdependency between science, policy, and politics, while acknowledging that actors (policymakers, industry representatives, natural and social scientists, citizens) recurrently draw distinctions between these domains as a means of collectively managing nuclear issues. SPS/PISA research is therefore best understood as boundary work that mediates between various interests, values, and "knowledges." The paper concludes by discussing the key challenges SPS/PISA researchers face while engaging in work of this kind: maintaining professional independence and credibility, ensuring research continuity, and generating both scientific and policy impacts. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la connaissance relationnelle chez les enfants dysphasiques
Krzemien, Magali ULg; Leroy, Sandrine ULg; Maillart, Christelle ULg

Poster (2015, October 16)

La dysphasie est un trouble spécifique du développement du langage oral qui fait l’objet de nombreuses recherches mais dont certains aspects sont encore mal connus. Les théories explicatives de ce trouble ... [more ▼]

La dysphasie est un trouble spécifique du développement du langage oral qui fait l’objet de nombreuses recherches mais dont certains aspects sont encore mal connus. Les théories explicatives de ce trouble prolifèrent, notamment suite au développement de l’approche cognitivo-fonctionnelle du langage qui permet de concevoir celui-ci comme étant en interaction avec des processus généraux et non-linguistiques. En particulier, la théorie des grammaires de construction soutient que le langage s’acquiert par une abstraction progressive des formes entendues qui deviennent alors des schémas de construction. Ce mécanisme serait lié au raisonnement analogique. Or, les enfants présentant une dysphasie semblent détenir de faibles capacités de raisonnement analogique par rapport à leurs pairs de même âge. Nous nous demandons donc à quoi pourrait être dû ce déficit, en nous intéressant à un élément déterminant du raisonnement analogique : la connaissance relationnelle. Une tâche de scènes analogiques a été proposée à un groupe d’enfants présentant une dysphasie et à deux groupes contrôles, l’un apparié en âge linguistique et l’autre en mémoire de travail. Les participants devaient sélectionner l’élément détenant le même rôle relationnel qu’un élément pointé dans un dessin présenté au préalable. Les relations étaient similaires pour chaque item mais la nature des indices perceptuels variaient selon la condition : dans une condition, les indices perceptuels et relationnels concordaient, alors que dans une autre ils discordaient. Dans une troisième condition, aucune similarité perceptuelle n’était présente. Tous les enfants semblent bénéficier de la congruence entre informations perceptuelles et relationnelles. De plus, les enfants présentant une dysphasie détiennent des compétences de raisonnement analogique semblables à leurs pairs de même âge linguistique et de mêmes capacités de mémoire de travail. Ils semblent également posséder des connaissances relationnelles relativement préservées par rapport à leurs pairs de même âge mais des difficultés apparaissent quand la tâche se complexifie, notamment quand des distracteurs perceptuels doivent être inhibés. Ceci semble pouvoir être expliqué par les troubles langagiers et les déficits en mémoire de travail liés à la dysphasie. De futures études devront néanmoins écarter l’hypothèse d’une différence qualitative des représentations relationnelles entre des enfants présentant une dysphasie et d’autres ayant un développement langagier normal. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of a concrete building exposed to natural fire
Sauca, Ana ULg; Gernay, Thomas ULg; Robert, Fabienne et al

in Wald, F.; Burgess, I.; Jelcic Rukavina, M. (Eds.) et al Proceedings of the Int. Conf. ASFE in Dubrovnik, 15-16 October 2015 (2015, October 16)

In this paper is presented the analysis of a concrete building exposed to OZone fire. The temperature development in the elements and the structural behaviour were calculated in SAFIR using beam elements ... [more ▼]

In this paper is presented the analysis of a concrete building exposed to OZone fire. The temperature development in the elements and the structural behaviour were calculated in SAFIR using beam elements for the columns and beams and shell elements for the floor slabs. The first floor was modelled and the effects of action from the upper storeys are applied as external loads. It is shown how the numerical analysis allows understanding the behaviour of the structure when exposed to a natural fire until complete cooling by analysing the evolution of displacements, the distributions of bending moments in the beams, the membrane forces in the slab, and the stresses in the elements. All this detailed information would not be available from an experimental test. [less ▲]

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See detailA ‘nodeless’ dual superelement formulation for structural and multibody dynamics application to reduction of contact problems
Géradin, Michel ULg; Rixen, Daniel

in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering (2015)

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See detailL’infraction sexuelle comme recherche de bonheur ?
Dziewa, Amandine; Glowacz, Fabienne ULg

Poster (2015, October 16)

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See detailApoptosis of Sertoli cells after conditional ablation of murine double minute 2 (Mdm2) gene is p53-dependent and results in male sterility.
Fouchecourt, S.; Livera, G.; Messiaen, S. et al

in Cell death and differentiation (2015)

Beside its well-documented role in carcinogenesis, the function of p53 family has been more recently revealed in development and female reproduction, but it is still poorly documented in male reproduction ... [more ▼]

Beside its well-documented role in carcinogenesis, the function of p53 family has been more recently revealed in development and female reproduction, but it is still poorly documented in male reproduction. We specifically tested this possibility by ablating Mdm2, an E3 ligase that regulates p53 protein stability and transactivation function, specifically in Sertoli cells (SCs) using the AMH-Cre line and created the new SC-Mdm2-/- line. Heterozygous SC-Mdm2-/+ adult males were fertile, but SC-Mdm2-/- males were infertile and exhibited: a shorter ano-genital distance, an extra duct along the vas deferens that presents a uterus-like morphology, degenerated testes with no organized seminiferous tubules and a complete loss of differentiated germ cells. In adults, testosterone levels as well as StAR, P450c17 (Cyp17a1) and P450scc (Cyp11a1) mRNA levels decreased significantly, and both plasma LH and FSH levels increased. A detailed investigation of testicular development indicated that the phenotype arose during fetal life, with SC-Mdm2-/- testes being much smaller at birth. Interestingly, Leydig cells remained present until adulthood and fetal germ cells abnormally initiated meiosis. Inactivation of Mdm2 in SCs triggered p53 activation and apoptosis as early as 15.5 days post conception with significant increase in apoptotic SCs. Importantly, testis development occurred normally in SC-Mdm2-/- lacking p53 mice (SC-Mdm2-/-p53-/-) and accordingly, these mice were fertile indicating that the aforementioned phenotypes are entirely p53-dependent. These data not only highlight the importance of keeping p53 in check for proper testicular development and male fertility but also certify the critical role of SCs in the maintenance of meiotic repression.Cell Death and Differentiation advance online publication, 16 October 2015; doi:10.1038/cdd.2015.120. [less ▲]

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See detailEctopic Expression of Retrotransposon-Derived PEG11/RTL1 Contributes to the Callipyge Muscular Hypertrophy.
Xu, Xuewen; Ectors, Fabien ULg; Davis, Erica E. et al

in PloS one (2015), 10(10), 0140594

The callipyge phenotype is an ovine muscular hypertrophy characterized by polar overdominance: only heterozygous +Mat/CLPGPat animals receiving the CLPG mutation from their father express the phenotype ... [more ▼]

The callipyge phenotype is an ovine muscular hypertrophy characterized by polar overdominance: only heterozygous +Mat/CLPGPat animals receiving the CLPG mutation from their father express the phenotype. +Mat/CLPGPat animals are characterized by postnatal, ectopic expression of Delta-like 1 homologue (DLK1) and Paternally expressed gene 11/Retrotransposon-like 1 (PEG11/RTL1) proteins in skeletal muscle. We showed previously in transgenic mice that ectopic expression of DLK1 alone induces a muscular hypertrophy, hence demonstrating a role for DLK1 in determining the callipyge hypertrophy. We herein describe newly generated transgenic mice that ectopically express PEG11 in skeletal muscle, and show that they also exhibit a muscular hypertrophy phenotype. Our data suggest that both DLK1 and PEG11 act together in causing the muscular hypertrophy of callipyge sheep. [less ▲]

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See detailLes souvenirs définissant le soi - Quel est l'intérêt de les aborder dans l’entretien clinique ? - Illustration dans le trouble dépressif majeur
Wagener, Aurélie ULg; Boulanger, Marie ULg; Blairy, Sylvie ULg

Scientific conference (2015, October 16)

Les souvenirs définissant le soi (« Self-Defining Memories ») sont des souvenirs autobiographiques particuliers, conceptualisés comme une cristallisation des liens entre mémoire et identité. Ces souvenirs ... [more ▼]

Les souvenirs définissant le soi (« Self-Defining Memories ») sont des souvenirs autobiographiques particuliers, conceptualisés comme une cristallisation des liens entre mémoire et identité. Ces souvenirs semblent particulièrement intéressants pour la définition que nous avons de nous-mêmes et pour la clarté du concept de soi. Nous définirons ces souvenirs et fourniront quelques exemples issus de notre pratique clinique. Nous présenterons leurs caractéristiques (spécificité, intégration, contenu, valence émotionnelle). Nous évoquerons l'intérêt que nous voyons à aborder ces souvenirs dans l'entretien clinique comme outil servant à aider les patients présentant une faible clarté du concept de soi ou encore des difficultés liées à la définition de soi. Nous présenterons également des pistes de prise en charge concrètes. Sur base des résultats de recherches menées au sein de l'unité de psychologie clinique comportementale et cognitive, nous présenterons les caractéristiques particulières de ces souvenirs chez les patients dépressifs, comparés à des sujets contrôles sains. [less ▲]

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See detailL'étude de cas en psychologie clinique
Naziri, Despina ULg

Scientific conference (2015, October 16)

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See detailThe development of Structural Fire Engineering over the past 25 years and issues for the future
Franssen, Jean-Marc ULg

Conference (2015, October 15)

This talk presents a series of thoughts of the author from his observation of the evolution of structural fire engineering since the beginning of his career Experimental research works are discussed ... [more ▼]

This talk presents a series of thoughts of the author from his observation of the evolution of structural fire engineering since the beginning of his career Experimental research works are discussed, either on the behavior of materials or on the behavior of structures. The rest of the presentation is dedicated to calculation methods: tabulated data, simple calculation models and general calculation models. For numerical calculation models, the presentation contains a brief history of appearance of different software, of their objectives, of their capabilities… Some examples are presented of structures recently modelled in real applications. Possible abusive utilizations of numerical modelling are also shown. The presentation ends with a presentation of some challenges that the discipline is facing for the future. [less ▲]

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See detailMise au point sur les neuropathies héréditaires
WANG, François-Charles ULg; BOUQUIAUX, Olivier ULg

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See detailBelgian International Lawyers and WWI. Networks, Experience and Memory
Genin, Vincent ULg

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See detailLa médecine de famille, une connaissance complexe et multi facettes
Jamoulle, Marc ULg

Conference (2015, October 15)

Dans les conditions difficiles que doit affronter la Tunisie, soit faire face a l'augmentation de la demande en soins de santé, à l'amélioration de la qualité et à la transition démographique et ... [more ▼]

Dans les conditions difficiles que doit affronter la Tunisie, soit faire face a l'augmentation de la demande en soins de santé, à l'amélioration de la qualité et à la transition démographique et épidémiologique, la Médecine de Famille représente un atout certain. L'image internationale peu flatteuse de la médecine de famille Tunisienne est présentée au travers de sa présence dans les publications scientifiques. Une série de concepts spécifiques de la Médecine de Famille sont exposés ; la complexité, l'extension de la connaissance, l'incertitude, les différents niveaux de l'action. Leur prise en compte permet d'appeler à un autre regard et à un appel à écrire le métier d'une façon différente. Pour en sortir définitivement avec l'image délétère de ce métier exigeant. [less ▲]

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See detailDo Burundians have a more positive perception of older people than immigrants or Belgians?
Marquet, Manon ULg; Missotten, Pierre ULg; Nindaba, Desiderate et al

Poster (2015, October 15)

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