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Damage detection and localization of reinforcement elements in historic buiildings with infrared thermography



Title: Damage detection and localization of reinforcement elements in historic buiildings with infrared thermography
Author(s): J. Dorrego, M.P. Luxán, F. Dorrego
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures
Editor(s): Ying-shu Yuan, Surendra P. Shah and Heng-lin Lü
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-41-1
e-ISBN: 2351580176
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 567 - 574
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: 
The diagnostic of the state of conservation is the first step to any intervention on historic buildings. To not cause additional damage is advisable the use of evaluation techniques with non destructive methods, like infrared (IR) thermography, and it is necessary to know the scope of the possibilities of in field application. This study focuses on the use of IR thermography to detect damage due to transport phenomena and the moisture turn up, locate interior reinforcements in the structures and detect renders and plasters adhesion loss damage and damage areas that do not appear visually. This study shows the preliminary analysis that are being carried out in different Spanish buildings of the Architectural Heritage [La Laguna Cathedral and Cabildo Insular de Tenerife (Canary Islands), the Cuartel del Regimiento de Pavía nº4 (Aranjuez, Madrid)]. The conclusions include the application of the technique to case studies in field, aspects concerning to the methodology for the use of IR Thermography and its limitations.


Online publication: 2003-08-10
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00