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The Trojan Horse reconstruction

Chondros, TG and Milidonis, K and Paipetis, S and Rossi, C (2015) The Trojan Horse reconstruction. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 90. pp. 261-282. ISSN 0094-114X

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Doureios Hippos or the Trojan Horse was the huge wooden structure, built by the Achaeans on Odysseus' suggestion, hiding a number of fully armed warriors inside, that eventually ended the ten year long siege of Troy (1194-1184 BC). The Greeks, pretending to depart and give up siege, left it before the city walls as an offering to the gods. The Trojan Horse was eventually moved inside the city walls, at night the hidden men emerged and opened the gates, thus permitting the Greek army to enter Troy and conquer it. From the references in the Iliad and vase paintings, archeological evidence concerning the Troy siege, and the Homeric shipbuilding, a reconstruction is attempted herewith. Analytical and numerical methods were incorporated to analyze the most conceivable loading situations of crucial structural elements of the reconstructed horse, load balancing, and transport kinematics and dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Turbomachinery
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 18:59
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