Sample preparation and testing methods for the evaluation of microcrystalline waxes for the seismic protection of art objects

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Show simple item record Crowley, Anne Laefer, Debra F. Fanning, Mairead 2010-07-14T16:33:18Z 2010-07-14T16:33:18Z ASTM International 2008 en 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Testing and Evaluation en
dc.identifier.issn 0090-3973
dc.description.abstract Use of microcrystalline waxes for the protection of ceramic art objects from seismic events is an inexpensive and relatively popular technique. Unfortunately, because of the high porosity of some ceramics and the fragility of their glazes and paints, the surface of many art objects may be vulnerable to damage from the microcrystalline wax. Thus, a conservative application approach is needed – applying only as much as is actually required for predicted levels of ground movement. Determining this quantity and verifying the best application technique (e.g. hot versus cold) has yet to be established. This paper presents the development of testing techniques to optimize the application of microcrystalline waxes, specifically, the pioneering of tensile and shear sample preparation. These procedures were applied to 70 tensile and 175 shear tests on paraffin wax, beeswax, and 4 microcrystalline waxes. Static testing methods demonstrated the clear superiority of certain products and average performance capabilities of up to 167kN/m2 in tension and 89 kN/m2 in shear under light loading. en
dc.description.sponsorship Not applicable en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ASTM en
dc.subject Seismic protection en
dc.subject Art objects en
dc.subject Museums en
dc.subject Microcrystalline wax en
dc.subject Tension en
dc.subject Shear en
dc.subject Thermoplastic acrylic Resin en
dc.subject.lcsh Cushioning materials--Evaluation en
dc.subject.lcsh Museum conservation methods en
dc.subject.lcsh Art objects--Conservation and restoration en
dc.subject.lcsh Seismic waves--Damping en
dc.subject.lcsh Waxes--Testing en
dc.title Sample preparation and testing methods for the evaluation of microcrystalline waxes for the seismic protection of art objects en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.internal.webversions en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 36 en
dc.identifier.issue 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 24 en
dc.identifier.endpage 33 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1520/JTE100202
dc.neeo.contributor Crowley|Anne|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Laefer|Debra F.|aut| en
dc.neeo.contributor Fanning|Mairead|aut| en
dc.description.othersponsorship Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism en
dc.description.othersponsorship Enterprise Ireland en
dc.description.admin Need to link to the journal website - DG 01/07/10 ti, da, sp.kpw6/7/10 Include in Urban Institute en

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