ROTA

\
18.11.1860 Napoli/I - 24.12.1953 Roma/I
\
Giuseppe Rota graduated as a naval engineer from the Scuola Superiore Navale of Genova in 1882 and from there entered the Italian marine forces, where he essentially spent his entire career. Among others he designed the warships San Marco and San Giorgio, the cruisers Cavour and Doria and high speed boats of up to 40 knots/h. He retired in 1945 to preside over the National Tank for experimental naval architecture in Rome. He was also the editor of the National Tank publications. Rota was decorated from the Ministry of Marine the Medal of the First Order for his merits in naval engineering, and he was a Senator of the Italian State.
\
Together with William Froude (1810-1879) and Bruno Joannes Tideman (1834-1883) among others, Rota is considered a pioneer in naval engineering. A first naval experimental tank based on the design of Froude was inaugurated in 1887 in the La Spezia Laboratory, then directed by Benedetto Brin (1833-1898) and confined to Rota. The first experimental results were published in 1891 and complemented by the 1898 work. The 1900 paper involves the effect of water depth on the resistance pattern of a ship, an effect so far not systematically analyzed in the laboratory. Other papers involve the design and improvement of propellers in naval propulsion, and general aspects of naval resistance. He thereby proposed corrective terms to the original Froude approach by accounting for the various effects that influence resistance and by limiting his approach. In 1927, Rota designed the Naval Experimental Tank in Rome. At the age of 90, Rota published a summary work Naval architecture, the subject matter that had determined all his professional career.
\
Anonymous (1954). General Giuseppe Rota, Italy's premier naval architect. Engineering 177: 99. Guida, A. (1975). Giuseppe Rota. Scienziati e tecnologi 3: 56-57. Mondadori: Milano.
Rota, G. (1898). La vasca per le esperienze di architettura navale nel Reale Arsenale di Spezia.
Reale Ufficio Idrografico: Genova.
Rota, G. (1900). Influence of depth of water on the resistance of ships. Trans. Institution of Naval Architects 41: 239-248.
Rota, G. (1905). Progrès dans les moyens de propulsion des navires - Conséquences au point de vue des chenaux et des ports. 10 Congrès de Navigation Milano 2(2): 1-9.
Rota, G. (1928). La vasca nazionale per le esperienze. Ingegnere 2(10): 586-591. Rota, G. (1950). Architettura navale. Briano: Genova.
Saltari, A.M. (2006). Giuseppe Rota. Personal communication. Università La Sapienza: Roma. P

Hydraulicians in Europe 1800-2000 . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rota — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rota Bandera …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rota — may refer to:* Rota , a popular company known for manufacturing both OEM and aftermarket wheels for vehicles. * Rota , the feminine form of the Chilean term roto * Róta, a Valkyrie in Norse mythology, who chose those who were about to die on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rota — (lat. rota: Rad) bezeichnet: Rota (Stadt), eine Stadt in Spanien Rota (Diplomatik), ein kreisförmiges Zeichen in Urkunden Rota (Lied), ein patriotisches polnisches Lied Rota (Insel), eine Insel im Pazifik Rota (Titularbistum), ein Titularbistum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ROTA — ROTA, kurz für Rondas Ostensivas Tobias de Aguiar, ist ein Polizeibataillon (1º Batalhão de Policiamento de Choque) der Polícia Militar im brasilianischen Bundesstaat São Paulo. Das Hauptquartier liegt im Zentrum São Paulos an der Avenida… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rota — rȍta ž <G mn rȏtā> DEFINICIJA 1. pravn. pov. znak papinske kancelarije od sredine 11. st.; nastao je od znaka križa, a postavljao se pred papin potpis 2. vojn. manja jedinica sastavljena od tri desetine (ili neke druge tri najmanje… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • rota — (Nino) (1911 1979) compositeur italien; ses mélodies accompagnent les films de Fellini. rota [ʀɔta] ou rota frotteur [ʀɔtafʀɔtœʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1847; de rota(tion), et frotteur. ❖ ♦ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rota — (Бяла Подляска,Польша) Категория отеля: Адрес: Dokudowska 6 8, 21 500 Бяла Подляска, Польша …   Каталог отелей

  • rota — I {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. ż Ia, CMc. rocie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} w dawnej Polsce (XVI–XVII w.): oddział piechoty zaciężnej liczący 80–300 żołnierzy <niem.> {{/stl 7}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}} {{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}rota II {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Rota — Ro ta, n. [L. rota wheel. The name is said to allude to the design of the floor of the room in which the court used to sit, which was that of a wheel. See {Rotary}.] 1. An ecclesiastical court of Rome, called also {Rota Romana}, that takes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rota — |ó| s. f. 1. Derrota; peleja. 2. Rumo; caminho. 3. Tribunal pontifício que resolve os pleitos sobre benefícios composto por doze juízes eclesiásticos. 4. Espécie de junco ou cipó de cujas fibras se fazem velas e esteiras. 5.  [Antigo] [Música]… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Róta — is a valkyrie in Norse mythology. According to the Prose Edda she attended the battlefields along with Gunnr and Skuld and chose those who were to be slain then taken to Valhalla. Apart from this mention she otherwise unattested.Her name occurs… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.