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The Application of Thermal Imaging as a Nondestructive Test in Historic Buildings

Nikzad, Samira; Kari, Behrouz M; Tahmasebi, Farhang; (2011) The Application of Thermal Imaging as a Nondestructive Test in Historic Buildings. In: Lacasse, Michael A and Peixoto de Freitas, Vasco and Corvacho, Helena, (eds.) XII DBMC : 12th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components : conference proceedings. (pp. pp. 1-9). FEUP: Porto, Portugal. Green open access

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Abstract

Thermal imaging -or infrared thermography- is the use of infrared imaging camera to show and determine the surface temperature via measuring the thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermal imaging is a nondestructive test. The structures of historic buildings commonly exhibit performance problems that are basically appeared during different construction and maintenance phases in numerous years of their existence. These problems can impact comfort conditions, building energy performance and structural integrity. Regardless of building type, thermal imaging can provide remarkable information about the historic buildings including; - Validation of structural details, - Location of thermal bridges and insulation failures, - Location of air leakage, - Location of moisture intrusion, - Location of condensation in the building envelope, - Identification of structural, mechanical and electrical degradation and aging infrastructure. In this article, numerous useful applications of thermal imaging technology for inspection of the historic building envelopes have been studied. Also considerations, requirements and related inspection methods for historic buildings are being surveyed.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The Application of Thermal Imaging as a Nondestructive Test in Historic Buildings
Event: 12th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components
Location: Porto, Portugal
Dates: 12 Apr 2011 - 15 Apr 2011
ISBN-13: 9789727521326
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.rilem.net/agenda/12th-international-co...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Thermal imaging, Infrared, Emissivity, Historic Buildings, Thermal Bridge, Moisture, Air leakage
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10166053
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