Assessing the Feasibility of Monitoring the Condition of Historic Tapestries Using Engineering Techniques

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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.

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L. Garibaldi, C. Surace, K. Holford and W.M. Ostachowicz

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187-192

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.347.187

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J. M. Dulieu-Barton et al., "Assessing the Feasibility of Monitoring the Condition of Historic Tapestries Using Engineering Techniques ", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 347, pp. 187-192, 2007

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September 2007

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