Teaching activities by Dr H. CHANSON
Engineering History (E2222)

Engineering History  (E2222)


Historical development of engineering & technology & their influence upon human society are presented as a basis for understanding thisinteraction today.


+ CHANSON, H. (2000). "Hydraulics of Roman Aqueducts : Steep Chutes, Cascades and Dropshafts." American Jl of Archaeology, Vol. 104, No. 1, Jan., pp. 47-72 (ISSN 0002-9114). {PDF file : http://www.ajaonline.org/archive/104.1/pdfs/chanson_h_.pdf}
+ CHANSON, H. (1999). "Dropshaft Cascades in Roman Aqueducts." Proc. 28th IAHR Congress, Graz, Austria, Session B12, 6 pages. Download PDF file)
+  CHANSON, H., and JAMES, D.P. (1998). "Historical Development of Arch Dams in Australia : from Advanced Designs to Engineering Failures." Research Report CE 157, Dept. of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, August (ISBN 1 86499 0791).
+  FABRE, G., FICHES, J.L., LEVEAU, P., and PAILLET, J.L. (1992). "The Pont du Gard. Water and the Roman Town." Presses du CNRS, Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites, Collection Patrimoine au Présent, Paris, France, 127 pages.
+  O'CONNOR, C. (1993). :"Roman Bridges." Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 235 pages.
+  SCHNITTER, N.J. (1994). "A History of Dams : the Useful Pyramids." Balkema Publ., Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
+  SMITH, N. (1971). "A History of Dams." The Chaucer Press, Peter Davies, London, UK.

Useful Links

Rating : [***] = superb, must see - [**] = excellent
Newcomen Society (UK), Virtual Library (Technology and Engineering) [**]
 Archaeology Magazine
 The WwWorld of Archaeology
 ROMARCH: Roman art and archaeology
 LCPC - Ponts-et-Chaussees (in English)
 Unesco World Heritage Listing (for Virtual Tours, click here [**])
 Structurae, International Database and Gallery of Structures [**]
 Gallery of Photographs in Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering and Engineering History

Roman waterworks

 LacusCurtius - Roman Waterworks and Hydraulic Engineering [***]
 Roman Aqueducts and Water Systems (Rome aqueduct system)

 Ostia - Harbour of Ancient Rome (Italy)
 Gorze Aqueduct at Metz  (France) [**]
 The Aqueduct in Caesarea (Israel)

 Aqueduc de Cahors (in French)

 Reprints of Research Papers


 Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome
 Links To Ancient Roman History (Ancient Rome)

 Roman Sites - Provence Beyond (Roman sites in South of France) (**)
 Greek & Roman Cities of Western Turkey (ANU)

 Craig Bina's Archaeology Images Page


 National Palace Museum (Taipei)
 Harappa : Around the Indus in 90 Slides [**]
 Angkor : Origins of Angkor Archaeological Project


Château de Versailles - Official Site (in English)
Les fontaines de Versailles (Fountains and cascades, with sound and animation) (in French) [**]

Buildings and architecture

    Great Buildings Online (incl. 3D models)

    The Formal Water Garden

Dam engineering

 A History of arch dams
 Dams Safety Committee of New South Wales Australia
 Bureau of Reclamation Concrete Dams
 Steel dams
 Timber Crib Weirs in Queensland, Australia
 Rubber dams


 History Resources (UK)
 ROMARCH: Roman art and archaeology (for Research only)
 History of Australian Science and Technology (HAST)

 Maps and site plans (Old World; Eastern Hemisphere)

 University of Queensland Library

ICEnet: The Institution of Civil Engineers, UK Homepage
Japan Society of Civil Engineers
ASCE - American Society of Civil Engineers Homepage
ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ENPC - Ponts et Chaussees
IAHR homepage (International Association for Hydraulic Research)

Civil Engineering Resources on the Internet (GuideMe.com)

 Highlights in the History of Hydraulics by Hunter ROUSE

Have fun !

 Astérix : le site non officiel francophone

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