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TitleDeterioration of the granitic stone at Misericórdia chapel in Murça (northern Portugal)
Author(s)Alves, C.
Vasconcelos, Graça
Fernandes, Francisco Manuel Carvalho Pinto
Silva, Sandra Monteiro
KeywordsDeterioration process
Granitic stone
Ground penetrating radar
IR thermography
Issue dateMar-2014
PublisherGreen Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Abstract(s)In this work are considered the main deterioration processes of the granitic stone at the Misericórdia chapel of Murça (Vila Real). In the main façade and indoors there are erosive features (that can endanger decorative elements) and salt efflorescences with distributions that suggested the influence of capillary rising solutions, hypothesis supported by studies with ground penetrating radar and thermography. The extension of the weakening effect was assessed by measurements with a Drilling Resistance Measurement System. In the main façade, there are also erosive features at the upper portions, as well as black crust, salt efflorescences, biological colonization and other coatings.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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