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Microstructural decay of lithoid monuments, caused by environmental factors, studied using a new developed radar-aided methodology

Objective

The objective is the development of a non-destructive assessment methodology based on radar-aided technique, suitable for on-site microstructural investigation of lithoid monuments, respecting the integrity of the investigated objectives.


- Study of the environmental risk parameters affecting the microstructures of lithoids monuments; it will include the examination of chemical and chemical-physical factors, as well as the human pressure.
- Study of a new radar-aided, computerized methodology; positioning devices, multiple travel-time geometry, high frequency antennas (transmitter-receiver) and so on will be studied.
- Study of the correlations among the irregularities of the investigated medium and the anomalies in the radar plots; physical models will be prepared, simulating constructive unconformities and alternative unconformities caused by ageing and decay (as plaster detachments, voids or lacks, water infiltrations, etc).
- On-site tests, performed on several monuments representing various situations of environmental decay or risk; comparisons with data collected with the current methodologies; correlations with the laboratory results.
- Definition of an assessment methodology. The advanced know-how expected as a result of the research will strongly increase the operating capability of the European companies in conservation activities or archaeological researches and, more generally, GPR techniques regarding for instance the non-destructive assessment of non-conductive materials like engineering plastic, polymeric composites, concrete, etc.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Syremont SpA Sistemi per la Conservazione ed il Restauro
Address
Via Fauser 4
28100 Novara
Italy

Participants (4)

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DE GEOPHYSIQUE
France
Address
1, Rue Leon Migaux
Massy
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
10,Avenida Reina Mercedes 10
41012 Sevilla
Idrogeo Srl
Italy
Address
Via Mercato Vecchio 1
34124 Trieste
Regional Archaeological Service of the Cyclades and of Samos - Ministry of Culture
Greece
Address
79,Piraeos
10553 Athens