By C.J. Brandon,R.L. Hohlfelder,M.D. Jackson,J.P. Oleson
This booklet explains how the Romans outfitted so effectively within the sea with their new invention. the tale is a stimulating mixture of archaeological, geological, ancient and chemical study, with relevance to either historic and sleek expertise. It additionally breaks new flooring in bridging the space among technology and the arts by way of integrating analytical fabrics technology, background, and archaeology, in addition to underwater exploration. The e-book may be of curiosity to a person drawn to Roman structure and engineering, and it'll carry distinct curiosity for geologists and mineralogists learning the cloth features of pyroclastic volcanic rocks and their alteration in seawater brines. The demonstrable longevity and durability of Roman maritime concrete constructions might be of specified curiosity to engineers engaged on cementing fabrics applicable for the long term garage of dangerous elements reminiscent of radioactive waste.
A pioneering technique used to be used to bore into maritime buildings either on land and within the sea to assemble concrete cores for trying out within the learn laboratories of the CTG Italcementi staff, a number one cement manufacturer in Italy, the college of Berkeley, and in different places. The ensuing mechanical, chemical and actual research of 36 concrete samples taken from eleven websites in Italy and the jap Mediterranean have helped fill many gaps in our wisdom of the way the Romans inbuilt the ocean. to realize much more wisdom of the traditional maritime expertise, the administrators of the Roman Maritime Concrete examine (ROMACONS) engaged in an bold and certain experimental archaeological undertaking – the development underwater of a replica of a Roman concrete pier or pila. an analogous uncooked fabrics and instruments on hand to the traditional developers have been hired to provide a replica concrete constitution that looks to be remarkably just like the traditional one studied in the course of ROMACON’s fieldwork among 2002-2009.
This quantity finds a notable and specific archaeological undertaking that highlights the synergy that now exists among the arts and technological know-how in our carrying on with efforts to appreciate the earlier. it is going to quick develop into a customary examine software for all drawn to Roman construction either within the sea and on land, and within the heritage and chemistry of marine concrete. The authors additionally desire that the knowledge and observations it provides will stimulate extra examine by way of students and scholars into comparable subject matters, because we now have much more to profit within the years ahead.
Read Online or Download Building for Eternity: the History and Technology of Roman Concrete Engineering in the Sea PDF
Best hydraulics books
No description on hand
During this booklet an creation is given to features of water waves that play a job in send hydrodynamics and offshore engineering. at the beginning the equations and linearized boundary stipulations are derived describing the non-viscous unfastened floor water waves, with detailed recognition to the mix of regular and non-steady circulate fields.
Geotextile encapsulated sand components are three-d structures fabricated from cloth fabrics, non-woven fabrics or combos of cloth and non-woven fabrics which are choked with sand on-site. those platforms are rather new and the variety of purposes is starting to be in river and coastal engineering.
This three-volume sequence is designed to organize waterworks operators for certification and licensure checks. quantity 1 is the single such quantity in accordance with the lately amended secure consuming Water Act and offers the instruments to appreciate the microbiological and chemical risks of water in gentle of the standard criteria therapy crops needs to in achieving.
- Old Waterfront Walls: Management, Maintenance and Rehabilitation
- Numerical Modeling of Water Waves
- Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future
- Strengthening Coastal Planning: How Coastal Regions Could Benefit from Louisiana’s Planning and Analysis Framework (Rand Corporation Research Report)
- Treatment Wetlands, Second Edition
Extra resources for Building for Eternity: the History and Technology of Roman Concrete Engineering in the Sea