An integrated approach of non-destructive methods for inspection and characterization of cultural heritage: Case study of monastery of Batalha, Portugal

Carina Francisco, Luisa M.S. Gonçalves, Gil Gonçalves, Solla Carracelas Mercedes, Puente Luna Ivan, Paulo Providência, Hugo Rodrigues, Florindo Gaspar

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Abstract

In the present paper, the authors present a new approach that merges in a Building Information Modelling (BIM) environment geospatial data obtained by a set of non-destructive technologies, namely terrestrial laser scanning, ground penetrating radar, and unmanned aerial systems, as well as the results of the classification of the observed anomalies. This approach was applied to the inspection and characterization of the main façade of the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória in Leiria, Portugal, also known by Monastery of Batalha, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its main styles are Gothic and Manueline, a Portuguese late gothic. By applying this approach to the monastery, the spatial data required to produce a high-fidelity 3D model was obtained. Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) was employed to assist in the characterization of the internal structure of the walls and piers and to spot different building materials, which is helpful for the investigation of some of the detected pathologies. The data acquisition technologies were also analysed with emphasis being given to their most relevant limitations and to strategies for optimization of the surveys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationREHABEND 2020
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management. (8th REHABEND Congress). Granada (Spain), March 24th-27th, 2020
EditorsIgnacio Lombillo, Haydee Blanco, Yosbel Boffill
PublisherUniversity of Cantabria - Building Technology R&D Group
Pages936-943
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788409178711
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event8th Euro-American Congress on Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management, REHABEND 2020 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 24 Mar 202027 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameREHABEND
ISSN (Print)2386-8198

Conference

Conference8th Euro-American Congress on Construction Pathology, Rehabilitation Technology and Heritage Management, REHABEND 2020
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period24/03/2027/03/20

Keywords

  • BIM
  • Building pathologies
  • Cultural heritage
  • Non-destructive inspection

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