Tutorials

TOPIC 1

Title: Underwater photogrammetry applied to Cultural Heritage

Presenters: Dimitrios Skarlatos (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus) and Panagiotis Agrafiotis (Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus – National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

Contents: Recording and documenting underwater cultural heritage is an obligation of mankind and dictated by international treaties like the Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage that fosters and encourages the use of “non-destructive techniques and survey methods in preference over the recovery of objects”. Underwater Cultural Heritage sites are widely spread into the oceans and especially the Mediterranean. Unlike land sites, however, submerged settlements, ancient ports, coastal industrial installations, and especially shipwrecks, are not accessible to all experts, due to their environment and depth. There, in order to create high detailed textured 3D models, data resulting from optical sensors, processed with photogrammetric techniques seems to be the only solution.

This tutorial will explain the main difficulties caused by the underwater environments in the photogrammetric approach and how experts deal with those. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Underwater cameras calibration
  • The gap between in-water and through-water photogrammetry
  • Control points network setup, measurement and adjustment
  • Equipment and Image acquisition
  • Underwater image colour enhancement
  • SfM-MVS processing

Following the theoretical part, participants will deal with a real case scenario in the practical session where real underwater data will be processed.

                      

 

                                                  

Target audience: PhD students, researchers and practitioners with technical or archaeological background

Price: 50€

Level: beginner to intermediate

Duration: half-day (10.00 a.m.-14 p.m.)


 

TOPIC 2

Structural analysis of historical construction by means of the Finite Element Method

Presenters: Luis Javier Sánchez Aparicio (University of Salamanca, Spain) and Borja Conde Carnero (University of Vigo, Spain)

Description: among the wide variety of method that can be used nowadays to evaluate the structural response of historical constructions (from limit analysis approaches to the discrete element method) the finite element method has been placed as one of the most practical and robust tools. The tutorial will explain the basic concepts related with the creation of numerical models by means of the finite element method, including the generation of numerical meshes, the selection of constitutive models, modelization strategies and applications (static and seismic analysis). To complement these concepts, the tutorial will include a practical session on which the participants will generate and evaluate different study cases.

Target audience: PhD students, researchers and practitioners

Price: 50€

Level: beginner to intermediate

Duration: half-day (10.00 a.m.-14 p.m.)


 

TOPIC 3

Arches: an open-source web-based platform for the inventory and management of heritage

Presenters: David Mayers (Getty Institute)

Description: Arches is a web-based, geospatial information system for cultural heritage inventory and management. The platform is purpose-built for the international cultural heritage field, and it is designed to record all types of immovable heritage, including archaeological sites, buildings and other historic structures, landscapes, and heritage ensembles or districts.

This tutorial will provide an overview of Version 4.0 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features with a focus on customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs.

Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, graphs, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services
  • System design and capabilities, including system architecture, creating and managing data, searching and reporting functionality, and geospatial layers
  • Arches deployment, including the new installation wizard, the new application configuration manager, the new user-profile and permissions manager, and customization of the platform through the new integrated graph manager
  • Features coming soon,including the new mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool
  • The Arches community, including how to participate
  • How Arches is being implementedby a range of heritage organizations and projects.

Presented by Alison Dalgity and David Myers (Getty Conservation Institute), and Adam Cox (Legion GIS)Target audience: PhD students, researchers and practitioners

Price: 50€

Level: beginner to intermediate

Duration: half-day (10.00 a.m.-14 p.m.)


 

TOPIC 4

PetroBIM: a new tool for the restoration, conservation and management of cultural heritage

Presenters: Alberto Armisén Fernández (PetroBIM)

Description: Modern restoration principles in Cultural Heritage demands an extensive knowledge of the asset at different levels. This makes necessary the intervention of architects, historians or restorers among others. This multidisciplinary framework demands the use of an interdisciplinary tool able to manage different sources of data (monitoring data, stratigraphic analysis or physical tests among others), design restoration plans or consult data for the preventive conservation.

Under this complex scenario this tutorial will show the tool PetroBIM based on the Building Information Modeling approach for the management of cultural heritage through internet. This tool includes:

  • A 3D viewer able to include attributes to geometrical elements, create virtual sections, update information or filtering graphical and numerical information
  • Libraries that allow to store in an ordered way all type of information that is accessible to every user: projects, reports, pictures, drawings, etc.
  • Working modules: by default, PetroBIM includes modules of constructive elements, building materials, alterations, construction phases, humidity, intervention works, maintenance, archaeology and deformation. However, the functionalities of PetroBIM could be extended with custom modules.

All the advantages offered by PetroBIM will be shown through a practical application during this tutorial.

Target audience: PhD students, researchers and practitioners

Price: 50€

Level: beginner to intermediate

Duration: half-day (10.00 a.m.-14 p.m.)



 

All the tutorials will be on Sunday, 1st September, 2019, 10–14h (lunch provided) at Higher Polytechnic School of Avila.

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