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2018-01-29 -

The Engineer At The Service Of Archaeology

Institutionen för ingenjörs- och kemivetenskaper arrangerar med jämna mellanrum öppna föreläsningar. Här är årets första, med professor Benoit Haut från Université libre de Bruxelles.

Så här skriver Karlstads universitet om föreläsningen:

THE ENGINEER AT THE SERVICE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

A NEW VISION OF ANCIENT HYDRAULIC REMAINS, THROUGH THE USE OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE IN FLUID MECHANICS

It is admitted that Greek and Roman engineers possessed a remarkable technical mastery of water. Unfortunately,
today, we have few writings to analyze the practice of these engineers in the eld of hydraulics. Never- theless, archeology offers accurate illustrations
of these practices, particularly in the Middle East, where many ancient hydraulic remains are very
well preserved.

Fluid dynamics is a branch of physics whose precursors were Newton, Bernoulli and Euler, in the 17th and 18th centuries. This discipline has grown signi cantly over the last thirty years, following the development of computer tools to easily solve the complex mathematical equations at its base. Thus, today, it is possible to simulate, on a computer, the ow of water within ancient hydraulic remains with a good degree of conservation. Such a representation completes the usual eld observations and offers a new possibility for the characterization and interpretation of these remains.

During this seminar, we propose to illustrate the contribution of uid dynamics to the interpretation of ancient hydraulic remains. Following the course of the water (catchment, extra-mural transport, intramural transport, use and drainage), the results of recent works, conducted at the ULB and in other universities, will be presented. These relate to spectacular hydraulic remains in different cities of Antiquity (Apamea, Aspendos, Pergé, Petra and Priene). They shed new light on these remains, both from the point of view of their operation and from the point of view of their role in the city.

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NÄR: 29 januari, kl 14.30
VAR: Rum: 3B 512

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