Applications of Micro-Tomography to roofing slate: durability, characterization and resoration of cultural heritage

01 January 2014 → 31 December 2014
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
  • Engineering and technology
    • Multimedia processing
    • Biological system engineering
    • Signal processing
micro-tomography Roofing slate cultural heritage preservation weatherability image analysis
Project description

By using Micro-Tomography in roofing slates, the following facts are intented to be achieved:

-Evolution of mineral changes during weathering cycles

-Technological characterization of roofing slate and other rocks suitable for roofing.

-Development of a methodology to determine the origin of historical slate tiles, and, should they need to be replaced, for selecting the most appropriate type of replacement slate.