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Sensors 2015, 15(1), 194-213; doi:10.3390/s150100194

Combined Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and IR Thermography Applied to a Historical Building

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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Centro Nazionale Terremoti, Via P. Bucci Cubo 30c, I-87036 Rende (CS), Italy
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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Bologna, via Donato Creti 12, I-40128 Bologna, Italy
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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Centro Nazionale Terremoti, Via di Vigna Murata 605, I-00143 Roma, Italy
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Received: 21 October 2014 / Accepted: 18 December 2014 / Published: 24 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract

The conservation of architectural heritage usually requires a multidisciplinary approach involving a variety of specialist expertise and techniques. Nevertheless, destructive techniques should be avoided, wherever possible, in order to preserve the integrity of the historical buildings, therefore the development of non-destructive and non-contact techniques is extremely important. In this framework, a methodology for combining the terrestrial laser scanning and the infrared thermal images is proposed, in order to obtain a reconnaissance of the conservation state of a historical building. The proposed case study is represented by St. Augustine Monumental Compound, located in the historical centre of the town of Cosenza (Calabria, South Italy). Adopting the proposed methodology, the paper illustrates the main results obtained for the building test overlaying and comparing the collected data with both techniques, in order to outline the capabilities both to detect the anomalies and to improve the knowledge on health state of the masonry building. The 3D model, also, allows to provide a reference model, laying the groundwork for implementation of a monitoring multisensor system based on the use of non-destructive techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: terrestrial laser scanner; IR thermography; historical buildings conservation; preventive diagnosis terrestrial laser scanner; IR thermography; historical buildings conservation; preventive diagnosis
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Costanzo, A.; Minasi, M.; Casula, G.; Musacchio, M.; Buongiorno, M.F. Combined Use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and IR Thermography Applied to a Historical Building. Sensors 2015, 15, 194-213.

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