WIT Press


Application And Limits Of Weathering Simulation On The Maintenance Of Monuments

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010341

Volume

55

Pages

14

Published

2001

Size

1,887 kb

Author(s)

D. Greubel, J.W. Herlyn & P. Meinlschmidt

Abstract

The maintenance and repair of ancient buildings and monuments is one of the most important tasks in preserving cultural heritage. These buildings are often destroyed by being subjected to long-term stresses caused by air pollution, high humidity, and/or the lack of repair work. Before carrying out repair work or changing climatic conditions at monuments it is absolutely necessary to test the suitability of the renovation campaign. One possibility is testing the suitability for use by simulation methods. The advantages of simulation methods are the short duration of the test procedures and the alternative testing of different measures before the actual work is carried out on the monument building. On the one hand weathering simulations can

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