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Use of nanotechnologies and nanosciences in cultural heritage for the efficiency of maintenance systems in wooden built heritage: restoration, conservation, maintenance, monitoring of interventions



Title: Use of nanotechnologies and nanosciences in cultural heritage for the efficiency of maintenance systems in wooden built heritage: restoration, conservation, maintenance, monitoring of interventions
Author(s): C. Bertolini Cestari, T. Marzi
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM Symposium on On Site Assessment of Concrete, Masonry and Timber Structures - SACoMaTiS 2008
Editor(s): L. Binda, M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-061-5
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-075-2
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2008
Pages: 1219 - 1230
Total Pages: 12
Nb references: 14
Language: English


Abstract: Conservation/maintenance represent strategic fields of interest in EU for their high social/economic impact. Timber structures may present degradation phenomena, even catastrophic as in recent disasters in EU. An integrated approach for interventions on timber structures is essential for the project, by considering use of materials, techniques, devices with high technological content and by taking into account different aspects of optimisation, innovation and improvement of existing methods. The complete process is considered as a whole, not only as related to the single phase of reinforcing/restoration but also regarding maintenance (including monitoring and retrofitting) of structures, so to guarantee safety with a general cost saving approach.
Main themes of the paper are: i) efficiency and reinforcement of timber with nanomaterials CNT; ii) improvement/tailoring of devices to automatically collect, transmit, store information and to process it, exploiting conductive properties of CNT; iii) definition of innovative maintenance, based on continuous and automatic monitoring. Savings and improvement of safety against unexpected failures are expected.


Online publication: 2009-05-26
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00