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See detailExperiences of applying UML/MARTE on three industrial projects
Iqbal, Muhammad Zohaib; Ali, Shaukat; Yue, Tao et al

in ACM/IEEE 15th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages & Systems (2012)

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See detailExperiences of caregiving, satisfaction of life and social repercussions among family caregivers, two years post-stroke.
Lurbe-Puerto, Katia UL; Baumann, Michèle UL

in Social Work in Health Care (2012), 51

Cerebrovascular diseases are a public health and social policy priority in Europe due to their high prevalence and the long-term disability they may result in (as the principal cause of handicap ... [more ▼]

Cerebrovascular diseases are a public health and social policy priority in Europe due to their high prevalence and the long-term disability they may result in (as the principal cause of handicap). Increasingly, family caregivers take over the care at home of these patients. Two years post-stroke, our study analyzed the feelings of family caregivers from Luxembourg and northeastern Portugal toward their experience of caregiving and its repercussions on social and couple relationships, life satisfaction, and socioeconomic characteristics. Participating hospitals identified survivors and consent was sought by letter. Patients (n = 62) and their main caregivers (n = 46 pairs) were interviewed at home. The mean life satisfaction of caregivers was similar, but the experience of providing care differed in terms of family support, and disruptions of the caregivers’ family responsibilities. More Portuguese respondents gave activities up, found little time for relaxation, and estimated that their health had deteriorated; more Luxembourgers felt strong enough to cope. More Portuguese spouses reported an impact on their sex lives. Family caregivers represent a “population at risk.” Social workers can help them by providing domestic assistance, undertaking coaching activities, fostering favorable attitudes, and offering reassurance. Home-based rehabilitation in Europe involving family care must take account of cultural lifestyle issues. [less ▲]

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See detailExperiences of Evaluating Presence in Augmented Realities
McCall, Roderick UL; Braun, Anne-Kathrine

in Psychnology (2008), 6(2), 157-163

This paper presents an overview of a study of 24 people who used an augmented reality game called TimeWarp. The paper initially discusses the game and evaluation methods chosen, it then explores emerging ... [more ▼]

This paper presents an overview of a study of 24 people who used an augmented reality game called TimeWarp. The paper initially discusses the game and evaluation methods chosen, it then explores emerging issues from the evaluation which are applicable to other augmented reality games and how existing user testing methods require further improvements in order to capture data relevant to the issues. [less ▲]

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See detailExperiences of migration, parent–child interaction, and the life satisfaction of children in Ghana and China
Wu, Qiaobing; Cebotari, Victor UL

in Population Space and Place (2018), 24(7), 2160

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See detailExperiences of Siblings of Children with Physical Disabilities: An Empirical Investigation
Pit-Ten Cate, Ineke UL; Loots, G. M. P.

in Disability and Rehabilitation (2000), 22(9), 399-408

PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the experiences of Dutch siblings of children with physical disabilities (n=43). METHOD: Interviews were conducted to investigate experiences of siblings in 3 ... [more ▼]

PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the experiences of Dutch siblings of children with physical disabilities (n=43). METHOD: Interviews were conducted to investigate experiences of siblings in 3 areas: the sibling relationship, the relationship with parents, and the relationship with others. The siblings also completed a coping response inventory. RESULTS: The siblings reported difficulties in undertaking activities and in communicating with their brother/sister with a disability. Most siblings worried about the future and the health of their brother/sister with a disability. The siblings reported open communication and trust as the main characteristics of the relationship with their parents. They acknowledged their parents' attempts to treat all children equally, although parents were not always successful in doing so. Having a sibling with a disability did not cause problems in the relationship with friends. The awkward reactions of strangers caused the siblings much annoyance and distress. Siblings in this sample used more approach coping strategies than avoidance strategies, t(34) = 2.37, p < 0.05. CONCLUSION: The brothers and sisters generally did not experience many significant problems, however, a minority of the children did experience problems for which they would like help. In addition, they reported joys as well as problems. [less ▲]

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See detailExpériences scolaires au Congo Belge. Etude exploratoire
Vinck, Honoré; Briffaerts, Jan; Herman, Frederik UL et al

in Annales Aequatoria (2006), 27

Sur base de huit interviews d'anciens élèves de l'enseignement colonial au Congo belge, cette étude explore les effets que les processus pédagogiques coloniaux ont eu sur les élèves. Mots-clés: Congo ... [more ▼]

Sur base de huit interviews d'anciens élèves de l'enseignement colonial au Congo belge, cette étude explore les effets que les processus pédagogiques coloniaux ont eu sur les élèves. Mots-clés: Congo belge; éducation coloniale; expériences scolaires; histoire. On the basis of eight interviews with Congolese citizens, each reflecting on their individual school careers, this study explores the effects of colonial educational processes in the former Belgian Congo. [less ▲]

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See detailExperiencing Culture in Intimate Intercultural Relationships
Aleksic, Gabrijela UL

Book published by Information Age Publications (2022)

I introduce the book starting by my own personal experience of growing up in a mixed family and being myself in a mixed marriage. I describe the structure of the book by building up my own method: how I ... [more ▼]

I introduce the book starting by my own personal experience of growing up in a mixed family and being myself in a mixed marriage. I describe the structure of the book by building up my own method: how I chose this topic, who were the people I interviewed, how (interviews, stories, and objects) and why was the single-but-critical instances analysis important. I focus on the richness of the interaction I had with the interviewees. I underlie the phenomenological stories of struggles, trust and vulnerability. The chapters resolve around power relations, expressing affection, in-depth communication, child rearing, conflict resolution strategies, empathy, female identity, future planning, the role of humor, the biggest cultural and linguistic challenges and opportunities. The focus is on the phenomenon captured in single-but-critical instances in participants' stories. I conclude by describing what significance culture has in intimate intercultural relationships. [less ▲]

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See detailExperiential Culture: Feeling the Museum of the Future
Morse, Christopher UL

Presentation (2019, October 25)

In an age when the museum experience is no longer tethered to physical spaces, how might we design for memorable experiences in the digital? Exploring the intersection of cultural objects, user interfaces ... [more ▼]

In an age when the museum experience is no longer tethered to physical spaces, how might we design for memorable experiences in the digital? Exploring the intersection of cultural objects, user interfaces, and human emotion, this talk unpacks the space between the future and the past, offering a new approach to interacting with our shared cultural heritage. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Experiment for Truly Parallel Logic Programming
Efthivoulidis, G.; Vlassis, Nikos UL; Tsanakas, P. et al

in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems (1996), 16(2), 169-184

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See detailEin Experiment kollektiver Gewissensprüfung. Situativer Opportunismus und kumulative Heroisierung
Fickers, Andreas UL; Brüll, Christoph UL

in Quadflieg, Peter M.; Lejeune, Carlo; Brüll, Christoph (Eds.) Grenzerfahrungen. Eine Geschichte der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft Belgiens. Vol. 4: Staatenwechsel, Identitätskonflikte, Kriegserfahrungen (1919-1945) (2019)

Geschichte wird anhand von Quellen unterschiedlicher Herkunft erzählt und interpretiert. Die Fragen der Historiker entwickeln sich auch auf Grundlage ihrer verinnerlichten familiären Erzählungen über ... [more ▼]

Geschichte wird anhand von Quellen unterschiedlicher Herkunft erzählt und interpretiert. Die Fragen der Historiker entwickeln sich auch auf Grundlage ihrer verinnerlichten familiären Erzählungen über erlebte Geschichte. Kann diese Perspektive und ihre Konfrontation mit der archivalischen Überlieferung neue Sichtweisen auf die Vergangenheit ermöglichen? Wie können Historiker das Konzept des situativen Opportunismus nutzen, um die Entscheidungen der Zeitgenossen zu verstehen? Ein Denkanstoß. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Experiment on Merging Quality Assessment in Automotive Domain
Adedjouma, Morayo UL; Dubois, Hubert; Terrier, François et al

in 12th International Conference, SPICE 2012, Palma, Spain, May 29-31, 2012. Proceedings (2012)

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See detailExperiment to evaluate crustal motions across the Ardenne and the Roer Graben (north-western Europe) using absolute gravity measurements
Van Camp, M.; Camelbeeck, Thierry; Francis, Olivier UL

in Metrologia (2002), 39(5), 503-508

Absolute gravity measurements using the FG5-202 gravimeter have been conducted twice a year since September 1999 along a 120 km long profile across the Belgian Ardenne and the Roer Graben. As in this ... [more ▼]

Absolute gravity measurements using the FG5-202 gravimeter have been conducted twice a year since September 1999 along a 120 km long profile across the Belgian Ardenne and the Roer Graben. As in this region there is a difference of an order of magnitude between the inferred vertical crustal movements deduced from the difference of levelling (about 1 mm/year) and geological information (0.1 mm/year), our goal is to better constrain the present-day deformation. The absolute gravity measurements are performed at Rochefort, Humain, Werpin, Manhay, Sprimont, Membach (Belgium) and Monschau, Julich and Bensberg (Germany). A complete description of the network is given, and specific difficulties at some stations are presented. The precision achieved, generally less than 2.0 Gal integrated over more than 24 h of observation, is quite satisfactory at all stations but Julich. The mining activities around Julich cause an increase in the noise up to 7 Gal integrated over more than 72 h. We also discuss possible causes of gravity variations in this region. At present, it is still not possible to detect any trend in the available data. However, after five years of observations, we should be able to detect or constrain any possible long-term trend with a limit of 2.5 mm/year, assuming that a height change of 1 mm causes a change in gravity of 0.2 Gal. To ensure that the absolute gravimeter is giving accurate results, it has been regularly compared with the superconducting gravimeter installed at the Membach reference station. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental alternatives in inducing systems of behavior classifications from everyday language
Krolak-Schwerdt, Sabine UL

in International Journal of Small Group Research (1987), 3

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See detailExperimental analysis of eGLOSA and eGLODTA transit control strategies
Giorgione, Giulio UL; Viti, Francesco UL; Rinaldi, Marco UL et al

in Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2017 (2017)

Battery powered electric buses have higher energy efficiency, lower emissions and noise when compared to buses with internal combustion engines. However, due to battery charging requirements, their large ... [more ▼]

Battery powered electric buses have higher energy efficiency, lower emissions and noise when compared to buses with internal combustion engines. However, due to battery charging requirements, their large-scale integration into public transport operations is more complex. This study proposes a novel concept supporting said integration via new control strategies, dubbed e-GLOSA and e-GLODTA. These strategies extend the existing Green Light Optimal Speed and Dwell Time Systems (GLOSA/GLODTA) to account for the specific needs of electric buses. That is, they include the goals of minimizing the energy consumption between charging stations, and maximizing available charging time. At the same time, interference with schedule requirements is minimized. The formulated heuristics are tested on a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor case study, where different scenarios—such as placement of charging stations and bus regularity—are studied to assess under which conditions each action (maintain speed, accelerate or dwell for a longer time at a stop) is beneficial. Results show that eGLOSA contributes to schedule adherence while eGLODTA allows satisfying charging time constraints. [less ▲]

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See detailAn Experimental Analysis of Fraud Detection Methods in Enterprise Telecommunication Data using Unsupervised Outlier Ensembles
Kaiafas, Georgios UL; Hammerschmidt, Christian UL; Lagraa, Sofiane UL et al

in Kaiafas, Georgios; Hammerschmidt, Christian; State, Radu (Eds.) 16th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2019) (2019)

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See detailAn Experimental Analysis of Optimal Renewable Resource Management:The Fishery
Neugebauer, Tibor UL; Hey, John D; Sadrieh, Abdolkarim

E-print/Working paper (2008)

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See detailExperimental and analytical analysis of the load-bearing capacity Pu of improved dry-stacked masonry
Chewe Ngapeya, Gelen Gael UL; Waldmann, Danièle UL

in Journal of Building Engineering (2020), 27

Dry-Stacked Masonry (DSM) as structural load-bearing element is still unexploited because of many factors including the early face-shell cracking, the impacts of the block imperfections on the wall load ... [more ▼]

Dry-Stacked Masonry (DSM) as structural load-bearing element is still unexploited because of many factors including the early face-shell cracking, the impacts of the block imperfections on the wall load-bearing capacity (Pu) and the lack of design code safely predicting Pu. Through experimental tests, this paper investigates a strategy for improving Pu of DSM by placing an additional horizontal contact layer on the top face of raw DSM blocks. The effect of four mixtures used to improve the raw DSM blocks has been investigated. Further, a mathematical model predicting Pu is proposed which takes into account the effects of the block imperfections. In the course of the investigation, 20 DSM wallets and 25 DSM prisms built with raw and improved DSM blocks were tested to failure under axial compression. In the former, the face-shell cracking load (Pcrack) and the load-bearing capacity (Pu) were recorded, while in the latter, the actual contact area was recorded in hundred full bed-joints using Prescale Fujifilm strips. The results showed that a contact layer of well-defined properties increased the actual contact area from 23% to 55% and improved Pu by 31,9%. The mathematical model for the raw DSM blocks predicts Pu with a mean accuracy of 93% and a standard deviation of 12% where the standards EN 1996-1-1 for mortared masonry exhibited a mean accuracy of 137% and a standard deviation of about 29%. Concerning the improved DSM blocks, the proposed model predicts Pu with a mean accuracy of 106% and a standard deviation of 10%, whereas the standards EN 1996-1-1 presents a mean accuracy of 124% and a standard deviation of 9%. [less ▲]

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See detailAn experimental and computational study of laminated paperboard creasing and folding
Beex, Lars UL; Ron, Peerlings

in International Journal of Solids and Structures (2009)

Laminated paperboard is often used as a packaging material for products such as toys, tea and frozenfoods. To make the paperboard packages appealing for consumers, the fold lines must be both neat and ... [more ▼]

Laminated paperboard is often used as a packaging material for products such as toys, tea and frozenfoods. To make the paperboard packages appealing for consumers, the fold lines must be both neat and undamaged. The quality of the folds depends on two converting processes: the manufacture of fold lines (creasing) and the subsequent folding. A good crease contains some delamination, initiated during creasing, to reduce the bending stiffness and to prevent the board from breaking during folding. However, for boards of high grammage breaking of the top layer is nevertheless a frequent problem. The mechanisms that operate in the creasing zone during creasing and folding, and that may thus result in breaking of the top layer, are studied in this contribution on the basis of idealized small-scale creasing and folding experiments. However, since experimental observations are only limited means to study the paperboard’s behavior, a mechanical model is proposed to obtain more detailed insight. Although the material and delamination descriptions used in the mechanical model are both relatively straightforward, comparisons between the model and the experimental data show that the model predicts the paperboard’s response well. The mechanical model shows – in combination with experimental strain fields – that multiple delaminations are initiated in the shear regions. Moreover, only the mechanical model reveals the mechanism that is responsible for the failure of the top layer if a crease is too shallow. Finally, the model also demonstrates that not only delamination but also plastic behavior must occur during creasing if breaking of the top layer is to be avoided. [less ▲]

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See detailExperimental and numerical analysis of early age behavior in non-reinforced concrete
Nguyen, Thanh Tung UL; Weiler, Michael UL; Waldmann, Danièle UL

in Construction and Building Materials (2019), 210

An approach combining numerical simulations and experimental techniques is proposed to investigate the early-age properties of non-reinforced concrete. Both thermo-mechanical and fracture behaviors are ... [more ▼]

An approach combining numerical simulations and experimental techniques is proposed to investigate the early-age properties of non-reinforced concrete. Both thermo-mechanical and fracture behaviors are studied, providing a deep insight into the hydration process. This work makes an important step in understanding the effects of hydration on the performance of cement-based materials. More specifically, in the first part, the shrinkage and fracture properties of a non-reinforced concrete have been experimentally considered, along with the characterization of several material parameters. The experimental results exhibit a high risk of early-age cracking for this kind of concrete. Especially, the fracture phenomena are complex, including multi-evolution-stages, initiation, propagation, stop-growing, and re-growing. In the second part, the computational modeling based on the phase field method of failure mechanism is applied to simulate the thermal, mechanical and fracture behavior due to early-age hydration. A detailed discussion on the identification of model/material parameters and the construction of numerical model including the boundary conditions is given. We provide the following comparison between predictions of the numerical simulation with the experimental observations. An excellent predictive capability of the computational model is noted. More importantly, this work demonstrates the performance of the proposed approach, which requires only a few tests to identify the model inputs. Most of the chemo-thermal parameters can be theoretically determined based on the concrete mix and the chemical/mineral compositions of the cement. [less ▲]

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