Prediction of delamination in multilayer artist paints under low amplitude fatigue loading

Tantideeravit, S., Charalambides, M.N., Balint, D.S. and Young, C.T.R. (2013) Prediction of delamination in multilayer artist paints under low amplitude fatigue loading. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 112-13, 41 - 57. (doi: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2013.09.011)

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The objective of this study is to model the effect of low amplitude cyclic stresses on multilayer paint systems found in works of art. Acrylic gesso grounds with superimposed alkyd paint layers on canvas were investigated. Data from uniaxial testing of free-standing paint films was used to determine the constitutive properties of the paint. Peel tests were performed to determine the cohesive zone properties of the paint interface. A finite element model of a coating on a primed canvas substrate was subjected to combined cyclic and static mechanical loadings typically experienced by fine art paintings. Interface separation was controlled by an irreversible cohesive zone model that includes damage accumulation due to cyclic loading. Fatigue crack initiation times in years were predicted for various conditions including ordinary and extreme histories that paintings may experience in museum and conservation settings.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Life prediction
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young, Professor Christina
Authors: Tantideeravit, S., Charalambides, M.N., Balint, D.S., and Young, C.T.R.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Engineering Fracture Mechanics
ISSN (Online):1873-7315
Published Online:09 October 2013

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