11 Mar 2019

Alten Hafenstrukturen - Perspektive eines Ingenieurs (Englisch)

Portus’ north breakwater showing imprints of transverse caisson beams (de Graauw, 2011)

This paper aims to compare ancient and modern port structures hoping that the modern can help us in a better understanding of the ancient, with special focus on breakwaters and quay walls. Archaic shipping and the oldest known port structures are briefly presented. Vertical breakwaters and quays, large concrete blocks, pilae and arched breakwaters, piling walls, moulded structures, in-the-dry constructions, rubble mound breakwaters and training walls are described in the ancient and in the modern world. A few geomorphological aspects of coastal harbours are also reviewed. It is concluded that most natural shelters were used in Roman times, but some major ports have been built in places without any natural shelter, for strategic or economic reasons. Most of today’s concepts for maritime structures were already existing in Roman times and it seems that little progress was made until the 18th c. when large maritime structures started to be built again. The combination of reinforced concrete and steel enables modern engineers to build higher, deeper and larger than Roman engineers could dream of, but some modern structures may not last as long as some Roman structures, especially in salt water

Read more at https://www.academia.edu/38518614

Schätzen Sie unsere Arbeit?

Bitte unterstützen Sie uns mit einer Spende

Neueste Artikel & Projekte

THAPSUS, EIN FAST VERGESSENER HAFEN.(Englisch)

THAPSUS, EIN FAST VERGESSENER HAFEN.(Englisch)

The city was also called Thapsus Minor to distinguish it from the city of Thapsus in Sicily............

Weiterlesen ...

Römische Leuchttürme im Mittelmeer (Englisch)

Römische Leuchttürme im Mittelmeer (Englisch)

To create clearly defined harbours, navigators were guided by fires on hilltops. ..........

Weiterlesen ...

Ein Hafen wiederentdeckt (Englisch)

Ein Hafen wiederentdeckt (Englisch)

Statio 10, according to the mosaic (NAVICULARI MISUENSES HIC), was a representative from Misua..........

Weiterlesen ...

Marmor für Rom (Englisch)

Marmor für Rom (Englisch)

 In the empire there was a large port network to import and distribute marble to Rome. .......

Weiterlesen ...

Römische Militärhäfen (Englisch)

Römische Militärhäfen (Englisch)

 

In addition, there were of course also ports built as military harbours and served as home to .......

Weiterlesen ...
Zuletste neuigkeiten

About Roman Ports

Amor and PsycheWe are committed to providing versions of our articles and interviews in several languages, but our first language is English.

Please become a member of the Facebook group, which is our main communication platform. There you can learn about upcoming events and items of interest, post your own photos, or share any stories or general questions you may have.

If you have specific questions about our organisation, questions about financial issues, if you would like to assist in the production of our online magazine, or if you have specific requests or ideas for content, use our contactform below. You can contact us in any language!