Certains aspects de la conception hydraulique des aqueducs romains

Chanson, Hubert (2002) Certains aspects de la conception hydraulique des aqueducs romains. La Houille Blanche - Revue Internationale de l'Eau, 6/7: 43-57. doi:10.1051/lhb/2002084

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Author Chanson, Hubert
Title Certains aspects de la conception hydraulique des aqueducs romains
Translated title Some Aspects of the Hydraulic Design of Roman Aqueducts
Language of Title fre
Journal name La Houille Blanche - Revue Internationale de l'Eau   Check publisher's open access policy
Translated journal name International water journal
Language of Journal Name fre
ISSN 0018-6368
Publication date 2002-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1051/lhb/2002084
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Issue 6/7
Start page 43
End page 57
Total pages 15
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Place of publication Les Ulis, France
Publisher E D P Sciences
Language fre
Abstract The Roman aqueducts were large water supply systems delivering water for public health usage. However little is known on the hydraulic design of the aqueducts. The Roman engineers, contemporary of Hero of Alexandria, had a strong expertise and experience in hydraulic engineering. Several regulations basins were found along the aqueducts. It is proposed that the operation was based upon a dynamic regulation principle. Associated issues are discussed. Two types of major hydraulic structures were also built : dropshaft cascades and culverts. The hydraulic engineers who designed these structures have a sound knowledge and understanding of basic hydraulics. Who were they? Although we do not know, the writer is impressed by their technical expertise. They knew more than modern hydraulic engineers.
Keyword Aqueducts
Hydraulic engineering
Water supply - Rome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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