Special Issue "Applied Sciences to the Study of Technical Historical Heritage and/or Industrial Heritage"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. José Ignacio Rojas Sola

Department of Engineering Graphics, Design and Projects, University of Jaen, Campus de las Lagunillas, s/n, Jaen 23071, Spain
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Interests: engineering graphics; technical drawing; descriptive geometry; industrial heritage; industrial archaeology; history of technology; computer-aided design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of cultural heritage, in particular of the technical historical heritage and/or industrial heritage, is becoming increasingly important. In general, cultural heritage follows a value chain consisting of seven clearly differentiated milestones: identification, registration and research; protection; training; conservation and restoration; value and dissemination; heritage management; and the application of new technologies. However, this Special Issue focuses only on the valorization and diffusion, as well as the use of new technologies, concentrating on research from three main aspects: location, documentation and dissemination.

The scope for case studies is very broad and can cover different disciplines of engineering, such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, automation and robotic engineering or telecommunications engineering, among others, as well as industrial architecture. In particular, we especially welcome research on historical inventions related to these fields of engineering and architecture, as well as studies of the work (historical inventions) of world-renowned engineers and architects.

This Special Issue invites researchers to submit original research papers and review articles related to any discipline in which the theoretical or practical issues of technical historical heritage and/or industrial heritage are considered. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  •     historical technical heritage
  •     industrial heritage
  •     industrial archaeology
  •     industrial architecture
  •     ancient artifacts (historical inventions
  •     computer-aided design
  •     computer-aided engineering;
  •     geometric modeling
  •     computer animation
  •     virtual reality
  •     augmented reality
  •     engineering graphics
  •     multimedia
  •     and 3D printing

Contributions in other domains are welcome, although we ask that you please contact the Guest Editor.

Prof. Dr. José Ignacio Rojas Sola
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Technical Historical Heritage
  • Industrial Heritage
  • Industrial Archaeology
  • Industrial Architecture
  • Ancient Artifacts
  • Historical Inventions
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Geometric Modeling
  • Computer Animation
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Multimedia
  • 3D printing

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Open AccessArticle A Multi-Criteria Cataloging of the Immovable Items of Industrial Heritage of Andalusia
Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(2), 275; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9020275
Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 23 November 2018 / Accepted: 10 January 2019 / Published: 14 January 2019
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Any research in any field needs an initial background, and in the same way, any decision should be supported by previous knowledge and study of the problem and its context. In the case of the industrial heritage, both the study of the typology [...] Read more.
Any research in any field needs an initial background, and in the same way, any decision should be supported by previous knowledge and study of the problem and its context. In the case of the industrial heritage, both the study of the typology and the decision making about the actions of conservation and reutilization of its assets must be based on a deep knowledge of the set of elements that the typology includes. All of that refers to the corresponding territory being analyzed, since the intensity and productive tradition will be different between each territory, region, or country. In that context, this paper represents the continuation of the main research line of the authors, and exposes their efforts to develop a useful tool for the study, management, and cultural promotion of the assets related to industrial heritage in Spain through the development of a multi-criteria catalogue of assets. Thus, based on the initial catalogue developed by some of the authors, this paper significantly increases the number of assets considered. In addition, it includes new classification criteria, reviews the observed trends, and establishes the future lines of work and suitable strategies for these kinds of initiatives. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Agustín de Betancourt’s Double-Acting Steam Engine: Analysis through Computer-Aided Engineering
Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(11), 2309; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8112309
Received: 2 October 2018 / Revised: 16 November 2018 / Accepted: 16 November 2018 / Published: 20 November 2018
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This article analyses the double-acting steam engine designed by Agustín de Betancourt in 1789 and based on the steam engine of James Watt. Its novelty and scientific interest lies in the fact that from the point of view of industrial archaeology and the [...] Read more.
This article analyses the double-acting steam engine designed by Agustín de Betancourt in 1789 and based on the steam engine of James Watt. Its novelty and scientific interest lies in the fact that from the point of view of industrial archaeology and the study of technical historical heritage there is no worldwide study on this invention, which marked a historic milestone in the design of the steam engines of the Industrial Revolution (1760–1840). This underscores the utility and originality of this research. To this end, a study of computer-aided engineering (CAE) was carried out using the parametric software Autodesk Inventor Professional, consisting of a static analysis using the finite-element method of the 3D CAD model of the invention under real operating conditions. The results have shown that the double-acting steam engine was correctly designed considering that the values of the maximum von Mises stress (188.4 MPa) obtained were taken away from the elastic limit of the material it was made of (cast iron), as well as to the maximum deformations (0.14% with respect to its length) obtained in the same element that presents the maximum stress (opening axle of the high pressure steam valve). Similarly, the maximum displacements (18.74 mm) are located in the mobile counterweights that transmit certain inertia to facilitate the opening and closing of the valves. Finally, if we look at the results of the safety coefficient, whose lowest value was 4.02, we could say that the invention was oversized, following constructive criteria of the time, as there were no resistance tests on materials that would help in the optimization of the design of the invention. Full article
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