The Hydraulics of Roman Aqueducts: What do we know? Why should we learn ?

Chanson, Hubert (2008). The Hydraulics of Roman Aqueducts: What do we know? Why should we learn ?. In: R.W. Babcock Jr and R. Walton, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008 Ahupua'A. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008 Ahupua'A, ASCE-EWRI Education,, Hawaii, USA, (1-16). 13-16 May, 2008.

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title of paper The Hydraulics of Roman Aqueducts: What do we know? Why should we learn ?
Conference name World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008 Ahupua'A, ASCE-EWRI Education,
Conference location Hawaii, USA
Conference dates 13-16 May, 2008
Proceedings title World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008 Ahupua'A
Place of Publication USA
Publisher ASCE-EWRI
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-0-7844-0976-3
Editor R.W. Babcock Jr
R. Walton
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Roman engineers were at the forefront of science and their engineering heritage included some magnificent aqueducts, many of which are still standing. While some scholars suggested that Roman engineers did not know the basic principle of conservation of mass, the Roman aqueducts provide a clear demonstration of the high level of hydraulic engineering expertise. The successful design and operation of these outstanding systems were massive achievements by modern standards. The development of regulation basins, culverts and energy dissipators was far from obvious. It is the writer's opinion that the leading Roman hydraulic engineers involved with the major aqueducts in Gaul and North-Africa understood the concepts of continuity and momentum.
Subjects 290000 Engineering and Technology
290800 Civil Engineering
290802 Water and Sanitary Engineering
290899 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
291800 Interdisciplinary Engineering
291899 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
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Keyword Roman aqueducts
Hydraulic engineering
Roman engineers
Energy dissipation
Conveyance
Culverts
Dropshaft cascades
Stepped chutes
Bridge hydraulics
Design
Operation
Experience
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Additional Notes The full bibliographic details are : CHANSON, H. (2008). "The Hydraulics of Roman Aqueducts: What do we know? Why should we learn ?" Proc. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2008 Ahupua‘A, ASCE-EWRI Education, Research and History Symposium, Hawaii, USA, Keynote lecture, 13-16 May, R.W. BADCOCK Jr and R. WALTON Eds., 16 pages (ISBN-13: 978-0-7844-0976-3).

 
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