Assessing the feasibility of monitoring the condition of historic tapestries using engineering techniques
Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Sahin, M., Lennard, F.J., 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, 187-192.
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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 test are detailed that demonstrate it behaves as a 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 rational is developed for in-situ quantitative strain monitoring of tapestries.
|Keywords:||damage, degradation, condition assessment, tapestries|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
|Divisions :||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Fluid-Structure Interactions
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
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|Date Deposited:||22 Oct 2007|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2016 12:25|
Towards in-situ monitoring of tapestry degradation using strain-based engineering techniques
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/D001404/1)
Led by: Frances Lennard
1 January 2007 to 30 August 2010
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