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Author(s): Eva Barreira
Sara Freitas
Vasco Peixoto de Freitas
J. M. P. Q. Delgado
Title: Experimental study of micro-cracks in laboratory and in situ using infrared thermography
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: Non-destructive techniques are essential to detect common pathologies and analyse the building behaviour. Infrared thermography is a testing technology that has been applied to buildings diagnosis for some decades. However, there are still some applications which are not yet completely explored like the detection of micro-cracks on faÃ_ade coating materials. In this paper we present a brief introduction of the fundamentals of infrared thermography as well as the results of wetting and drying processes of wall coating samples with micro-cracks carried out in laboratory with very closely controlled climatic conditions. The results of an in situ campaign to evaluate this pathology in two distinguished faÃ_ades are also presented. This study reflects on the limitations of the application of infrared thermography to access micro-cracks and clearly demonstrates the difficulty on controlling measurements in field conditions due to the wide range of parameters that may affect the thermograms. Â(c) (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Subject: Engenharia civil, Engenharia civil
Civil engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: Defect and Diffusion Forum
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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