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A virtual reconstruction of a wave-powered flour mill from 1801

Author
Lopez, M.; Villasevil, F.X.; Lopez, D.; Monguet, J.M.; Marques, J.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
History of machines for heritage and engineering development
First page
119
Last page
138
Publisher
Springer
Date of publication
2011-04-06
ISBN
978-94-007-1250-8 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-1251-5_5 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/104956 Open in new window
URL
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-94-007-1251-5 Open in new window
Abstract
Around 1801, Francisco Terrés i Serra designed and developed a ­sustainable wave-powered flour mill in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a town located on the Mediterranean coast south of Barcelona, Spain. The mill, which was located on the seashore, consisted of a system of paddles driven by waves that provided the energy necessary to pump sea water to a gathering pond located at a height of 5 m above sea level. This water was then fed to a wooden waterwheel that, via a lantern wheel, turned two sets of...
Citation
Lopez, M., Villasevil, F.X., Lopez, D., Monguet, J.M., Marques, J. A virtual reconstruction of a awave-powered flour mill from 1801. A: "History of machines for heritage and engineering development". Springer, 2011, p. 119-138.
Keywords
Digital modeling, Industrial heritage, Sustainable technology, Virtual simulation
Group of research
INSIDE - Innovation in Systems for Engineering Design and Training
LAM - Multimedia Applications and ICTs Laboratory