Digital image analysis as basis for the evaluation of repair mortars in architectural conservation

Author(s): C. Kaiser, L. Oetinger, R. Killian
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 5th Historic Mortars Conference
Editor(s): José Ignacio Álvarez, José María Fernández, Íńigo Navarro, Adrián Durán, Rafael Sirera
ISBN: 978-2-35158-221-3
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-222-0
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 1008-1020
Total Pages: 13
Language : English

Abstract: This study examines whether it is possible to evaluate earlier restoration interventions through the analysis of historical repair mortars. The data source for this approach originates from the project Pompeii Arch&Lab, which understands Pompeii as an archive and exposition laboratory for conservation-restoration treatments. Several historical repair mortars from Pompeii were investigated to check their performance and assessing whether the mortars can be reproduced for the purpose of material investigation through digital image analysis (DIA) of thin sections. In addition, this gives the opportunity to gain new perspectives on historical restoration measures. To determine the error susceptibility of this method, the procedure was compared with other analysis methods (SEM, EDS, XRD, XRF, LDS, μCT) in the laboratory. The promising results and the technically simple procedures that were used may make this approach interesting for future applications.

Online publication : 2019
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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