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Computational techniques applied to design ventilation system for the preservation of the tombs of the valley of Kings, Luxor

Essam E Khalil1

Cairo University, khalile1@asme.org

The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences 2010, 15(2), 47-56. https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2010.015.047

Abstract

The cultural heritage left by the Egyptian Pharaohs in the tombs of the Valley of the Kings represents some of the key elements of the Egyptian cultural and tourism wealth and standing monuments demonstrating the wealth and technology of the pharaohs. These tombs were prepared to bury the Kings' mummies and artifacts for eternal life. Many of the wall paintings identifying the various ancient rituals and life style are in good conditions as the tombs were only recently opened to the public and resulted, in many instances, to dramatic deterioration of the wall paintings due in part to excessive humidity. Basically, ventilation air design systems are considered here for the tomb passage of King Ramsis VII, Ramsis IV, Siti II and Bay including different visitors (obstacles) alternative positioning to adequately predict the actual air flow, thermal and moisture patterns in the tombs and hence to provide energy efficient design of ventilation system and reduce the adverse effect of excessive humidity.

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Khalil, E.E. (2010). Computational techniques applied to design ventilation system for the preservation of the tombs of the valley of kings, luxor. The International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, 15(2), 47-56. https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2010.015.047
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Khalil EE. Computational techniques applied to design ventilation system for the preservation of the tombs of the valley of kings, luxor. Int Conf Comput Exp Eng Sciences . 2010;15(2):47-56 https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2010.015.047
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E.E. Khalil, "Computational techniques applied to design ventilation system for the preservation of the tombs of the valley of Kings, Luxor," Int. Conf. Comput. Exp. Eng. Sciences , vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 47-56. 2010. https://doi.org/10.3970/icces.2010.015.047



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