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

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Crowley, Anne
dc.contributor.author Laefer, Debra F.
dc.contributor.author Fanning, Mairead
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-14T16:33:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-14T16:33:18Z
dc.date.copyright ASTM International 2008 en
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Testing and Evaluation en
dc.identifier.issn 0090-3973
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/2167
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
dc.format.extent 627876 bytes
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 Publisher's version en
dc.internal.webversions http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/JTE100202 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 - http://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/TESTEVAL/PAGES/JTE100202.htm. DG 01/07/10 ti, da, sp.kpw6/7/10 Include in Urban Institute en


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. For other possible restrictions on use please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.

If you are a publisher or author and have copyright concerns for any item, please email research.repository@ucd.ie and the item will be withdrawn immediately. The author or person responsible for depositing the article will be contacted within one business day.

Search Research Repository


Advanced Search

Browse