Multispectral Applications of Infrared Thermography in the Diagnosis and Protection of Built Cultural Heritage
AbstractInfrared thermography (IRT) is a powerful non contact imaging technique, appropriate for the protection of cultural heritage. The National Technical University of Athens research team (scientist responsible: A. Moropoulou), started to use this technique in the early 1990s, in all stages of a conservation project, from decay diagnosis to assessment of conservation interventions and monitoring. The monuments investigated with the aid of this technique belonged to different historical periods, dating from antiquity to modern times. The main products of IRT, thermal maps of surfaces, were evaluated and exploited, based on the demands, special needs and requirements of each application. Additionally, in laboratory scale, many IRT measurements were performed in order to investigate the applicability and limitations of this technique for measuring a material’s thermophysical properties. All these data and accumulated knowledge and experience contributed to a set of recommendations, which enabled us to compile a protocol for the application of this technique in a more standardized way. Moreover, the added value of this practice permitted the successful application and integration of this technique in large-scale conservation projects, such as the Pythian Apollo Temple in Acropolis of Rhodes, during the diagnostic study phase, or at the Holy Aedicule, of the Holy Selphuchre in Jerusalem, during the rehabilitation works. View Full-Text
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Moropoulou, A.; Avdelidis, N.P.; Karoglou, M.; Delegou, E.T.; Alexakis, E.; Keramidas, V. Multispectral Applications of Infrared Thermography in the Diagnosis and Protection of Built Cultural Heritage. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 284.
Moropoulou A, Avdelidis NP, Karoglou M, Delegou ET, Alexakis E, Keramidas V. Multispectral Applications of Infrared Thermography in the Diagnosis and Protection of Built Cultural Heritage. Applied Sciences. 2018; 8(2):284.Chicago/Turabian Style
Moropoulou, Antonia; Avdelidis, Nicolas P.; Karoglou, Maria; Delegou, Ekaterini T.; Alexakis, Emmanouil; Keramidas, Vasileios. 2018. "Multispectral Applications of Infrared Thermography in the Diagnosis and Protection of Built Cultural Heritage." Appl. Sci. 8, no. 2: 284.
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