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A Parametric Model of the Portuguese Nau

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dc.contributor.advisor Parke, Frederic I. en_US
dc.creator Cook, Charles en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-14T22:19:17Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-16T16:17:06Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-15T07:05:29Z
dc.date.created 2011-12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-02-14 en_US
dc.date.submitted December 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2011-12-10225 en_US
dc.description.abstract This interdisciplinary research project combines the fields of nautical archaeology and computer visualization in order to create an interactive virtual reconstruction of a Portuguese nau. Information about the shipbuilding process is gathered from 16th and 17th century treaties by Fernando Oliveira and Joao Batista Lavanha, as well as from Dr. Filipe Castro (Texas A&M Department of Anthropology). Eight registered tonnage formulas from the 15th to 17th century are used to estimate the cargo capacity of the nau. Using this information, I develop an algorithm that creates a parametric computer model of a nau hull and calculates its registered tonnage. This parametric model allows the user to choose between the Oliveira and Lavanha hull shapes, adjust parameters to fine tune the hull shape further, and save the information about the hull shape for future editing. The eight registered tonnage estimates are compared to the volume of the parametric hull model below a generic waterline. The process I use to adapt the information provided by the two shipbuilding treatises into an algorithm determines the hull shape of a nau. This allows for projects in the future to introduce other shipbuilding approaches and information as it becomes available to this parametric model. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Portuguese en_US
dc.subject Nau en_US
dc.subject Parametric en_US
dc.subject Model en_US
dc.subject Nautical en_US
dc.subject archaeology en_US
dc.subject visualization en_US
dc.subject Felipe Castro en_US
dc.subject Charles Justus Cook en_US
dc.subject Viz Lab en_US
dc.subject Frederic I Parke en_US
dc.subject Lavanha en_US
dc.subject Oliveira en_US
dc.subject vessel en_US
dc.subject ship en_US
dc.subject 15th century en_US
dc.subject 16th century en_US
dc.subject 17th century en_US
dc.subject registered capacity en_US
dc.title A Parametric Model of the Portuguese Nau en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.department Visualization en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Visualization en_US
thesis.degree.grantor Texas A&M University en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Viera de Castro, Luis F. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember LaFayette, Carol en_US
dc.type.genre thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
local.embargo.terms 2014-01-15 en_US

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