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Health detection techniques for historic structures

Dong Luo, Shangwei Wang, Xiaohong Du, Peng Zhao, Tian Lu, Hangting Yang and Y. Frank Chen
From the journal Materials Testing


The protection of historic buildings has drawn increasing attention and usually requires a sound nondestructive testing (NDT) technique. This paper first describes the significance of and the status on the protection of historic structures followed by a summary of common damage and repair measures for such structures. Lastly, the principles, characteristics, and applications of NDT techniques for historic wooden and masonry structures, including ultra-CT testing, stress wave testing, micro-drilling resistance meter, radar detection, and X-ray diffraction, are described and compared. This study concludes by providing a guide for studying the structural damage of historic structures and for the selection of a detection technique.

Dong Luo School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering Xi’an Jiaotong University Xi’an 710054, P. R. China

Funding statement: This research was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (52078418), the National Post-Doctoral Science Foundation (No. 2019M653645), Project of strategic planning department of Ministry of science and technology (HXJC2019FG/072HZ), Science and technology project of Yulin (CityCXY-2020-046), Sinohydro Bureau 11 Co., Ltd (20201225), the Central University’s Special Research Fund Interdisciplinary Project (xjj2017175), and the Research Fund Project of Xi’an JiaoTong University (1191320036).


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