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Assessing the feasibility of monitoring the condition of historic tapestries using engineering techniques

Dulieu-Barton, J. M., Sahin, M., Lennard, F. L., Eastop, D. D., and Chambers, A. R. (2007) Assessing the feasibility of monitoring the condition of historic tapestries using engineering techniques. Key Engineering Materials, 347 . pp. 187-192. ISSN 1013-9826 (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.347.187)

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Abstract

The findings of a year-long programme carried out by a multidisciplinary engineering/conservation team are described. A mass-produced textile material that can be used to represent tapestries is identified and mechanical tests are detailed which demonstrate it behaves in a similar way to tapestry. The feasibility of using optical fibre sensors, full-field optical strain measurement techniques and thermography for monitoring tapestry degradation is assessed. The results of preliminary findings are presented and a rationale is developed for in-situ quantitative strain monitoring of tapestries.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Volume title: Damage Assessment of Structures VII
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Eastop, Dr Dinah and Lennard, Ms Frances
Authors: Dulieu-Barton, J. M., Sahin, M., Lennard, F. L., Eastop, D. D., and Chambers, A. R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Key Engineering Materials
ISSN:1013-9826

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