Biaxial tensile testing of paintings on canvas

Young, C. R.T. and Hibberd, R. D. (1999) Biaxial tensile testing of paintings on canvas. Studies in Conservation, 44(2), p. 129. (doi: 10.2307/1506725)

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ry-This paper concentrates on the practical application of biaxial testing of canvas as the first step in gaining further insight into the mechanical properties of the complex composite structure of a canvas painting. Existing testing instruments and testing methods, directly relevant to canvas painting conservation, are reviewed. The design and implementation of a biaxial tensile tester specifically for a new research initiative in painting conservation is described, together with experimental results for raw linen canvas under uniaxial and biaxial loading. The long-term aim of this research is to aid conservators in the selection and development of conservation treatments and me

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Young, Professor Christina
Authors: Young, C. R.T., and Hibberd, R. D.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Journal Name:Studies in Conservation
Publisher:Taylor & Francis, Ltd. on behalf of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
ISSN (Online):2047-0584

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