ORBi Open Repository and Bibliography
In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).
This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.
Engineering, computing & technology => Multidisciplinary, general & others
Environmental impact assessment of rail freight intermodality - Merchan Arribas, Angel; Belboom, Sandra; Léonard, Angélique
The European Commission’s White Paper on transport (European Commission, 2011) seeks to achieve an efficient and sustainable balance between the various transport modes. Environmental impact studies on intermodality transport show that rail freight transport is the land-based transport that has a higher environmental performance compared to intermodal road-rail and all-road transport (Fries and Hellweg, 2014), especially when electrified railway is used (Spielmann and Scholz, 2005). Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology allows us to model as best as possible the environmental impacts of several pollutants in numerous categories. For other categories such as accident damages, noise impact and land use, new...
On some drawbacks and possible improvements of a lagrangian finite element approach for simulating incompressible flows - Cerquaglia, Marco Lucio; Deliège, Geoffrey; Boman, Romain; Papeleux, Luc; Terrapon, Vincent; Ponthot, Jean-Philippe
In this paper a Lagrangian finite element approach for the simulation of
incompressible flows is presented, based on the so-called Particle Finite Element Method
(PFEM). The spatial discretization and the definition of the boundary terms are discussed
in detail with a specific focus on free-surface flows. Additionally, some problems that can
arise from the use of such a method are pointed out. Some numerical examples are given
and discussed in the last section of the paper.