Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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RECUPERACIÓN GRÁFICA DE LA MÁQUINA PARA CORTAR LA HIERBA DE LOS CANALES NAVEGABLES DE AGUSTÍN DE BETANCOURT Y MOLINA: MODELADO TRIDIMENSIONAL Y DOCUMENTACIÓN GEOMÉTRICA CON SOLID EDGE
José Ignacio Rojas-Sola, José Porras-Galán, Laura García-Ruesgas

Last modified: 14-09-2016

Abstract


Agustín de Betancourt and Molina was one of the most distinguished engineers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centurywith numerous contributions to various fields of engineering, including civil engineering. This research shows the processfollowed in the documentation of the cultural heritage of that canary engineer, especially in the geometric documentationof the machine for cutting grass in waterways presented in England in 1795 after three years researching on theory ofmachines. The baseline information has been recovered from the Canary Orotava Foundation of History of Science whohas spent years collecting information about the Project Betancourt, in particular, planimetric information as well as asmall report on its operation and description of parts of machine. From this information, we have obtained its 3Dreconstruction using CAD techniques with the cooperation of Solid Edge ST7 parametric software, which has enabled toobtain the 3D model as well as different detail plans and exploded views.

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