Nondestructive Testing of Historic Structures

@article{Livingston1999NondestructiveTO,
  title={Nondestructive Testing of Historic Structures},
  author={Richard A. Livingston},
  journal={Arch. Mus. Informatics},
  year={1999},
  volume={13},
  pages={249-271}
}
  • R. Livingston
  • Published 1999
  • Computer Science
  • Arch. Mus. Informatics
Nondestructive testing (NDT) of historic structures can be used for architectural archaeology, structural stability analysis, or materials characterization. Four types of physical probes are available: sound, penetrating radiation, visible light, and electromagnetism. Each of these can be utilized in several ways. Additional options involve hybrid techniques that combine probe methods. Widespread application in architectural conservation depends upon overcoming institutional barriers including… Expand

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