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See detailJournée de la citoyenneté: La gestion des déchets nucléaires
Corman, Gilles ULiege

Speech/Talk (2019)

As part of the Citizenship Day organized by the Athénée Royal de Malmedy, a workshop on the long-term management of nuclear waste has been offered to rhetoric students. This presentation is meant to be ... [more ▼]

As part of the Citizenship Day organized by the Athénée Royal de Malmedy, a workshop on the long-term management of nuclear waste has been offered to rhetoric students. This presentation is meant to be educational and as entertaining as possible. It aims to show how a problem as wide as the management of radioactive waste is treated from an engineering point of view. Before managing anything, the concepts involved, namely the radioactivity, the production of nuclear energy and the nuclear waste need to be understood and are therefore widely introduced. Then, the engineer has to choose the most effective management option by analyzing all the criteria that have an impact on it. Finally, the deep geological solution that is currently prevalent, has been developed. [less ▲]

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See detailFormulation of a macro-element for suction caisson foundations under axial tensile load
Corman, Gilles ULiege

Master's dissertation (2017)

Nowadays, the ongoing electricity demand along with environmental concerns and the search for energy autonomy have been setting the basis for a global development of renewable energies. Among these ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, the ongoing electricity demand along with environmental concerns and the search for energy autonomy have been setting the basis for a global development of renewable energies. Among these sources, offshore wind power shows an attractive potential. With the increasing number of wind farms put in place further away from the coastline and in deeper waters, innovative foundation systems are required to guarantee the economic viability of offshore projects. In this context, suction caissons emerge as a suitable and cost-effective solution, and are therefore extensively studied to come up with optimised design strategies. This thesis investigates the behaviour of suction caissons in clay under a vertical tensile load that may arise from specific environmental conditions. The aim is to develop a simplified design method for this specific case. To achieve this target, a 2D numerical study of suction caissons is performed by using the finite element software LAGAMINE (developed at the University of Liège). Different configurations of the soil-foundation model are simulated in order to point out and analyse the key physical factors of the components that are involved in the extraction resistance. The most representative of these parameters are finally assembled to formulate and calibrate a mechanical model of the tensile capacity consisting of rheological elements (springs, sliders, dampers…). [less ▲]

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