Masonry material characterization through the 3D reconstruction of heritage buildings

Preservation of heritage buildings requires deep knowledge of architectural and archaeological masonry heritage. The EU-funded DocumeNDT project will develop a new approach to evaluate, record and present buildings and archaeological ruins. It will develop an improved methodology for the in situ non-destructive evaluation of the masonry built heritage, based on wave propagation non-destructive techniques, namely sonic, ultrasonic and ground penetrating radar tomography. In combination with photogrammetry and 3D laser scanning, a precise characterisation of the exterior and interior morphology of the masonry element is possible. Eventually aiming to characterise masonry material properties, project findings are expected to reveal specific correlations amongst elastic properties, geometry (internal and external), and wave propagation attributes.

Experimental campaign: Construction of stone masonry wallets


Construction process of the Stone masonry wallets
Photogrammetry of one wallet

The first stone masonry wallets of the experimental campaign of the DocumeNDT project have been constructed. They have been carefully constructed to be representative of historical masonry walls using limestone and lime mortar. They have also been carefully documented (stone by stone) and, during the following months, the inspection system will be ready to perform sonic tomographic surveys. We aim to obtain a precise characterization of the interior morphology of the walls.

Revistas JCR
G-CARMA PSUM Methodology for the Generation of High-Quality Ultrasonic Images of Complex Geometry Pieces Using Industrial Robots
Aparicio Secanellas, S.; Gauna León, I.; Parrilla, M.; Acebes, M.; Ibáñez, A.; de Matías Jiménez, H.; Martínez-Graullera, Ó.; Álvarez de Pablos, A.; González Hernández, M.; Anaya Velayos, J.J.
Sensors 2023, 23, 2684
G-CARMA An automated sonic tomography system for the inspection of historical masonry walls
Javier Ortega, Marnix F.L. Meersman, Sofía Aparicio , Juan Carlos Liébana, Rodrigo Martín, José Javier Anaya, Margarita González
Open Res Europe 2023, 3:60
Publicaciones en revistas con otros índices
Monitoring data of internal temperature and humidity measurements of the walls of the Church of Talamanca del Jarama at different heights
Aparicio Secanellas, Sofía; Anaya Velayos, José Javier; González Hernández, Margarita; García Izquierdo, Miguel Ángel;Martínez Garrido, Inmaculada; Fort, Rafael
Effect of solar radiation and humidity on the inner core of walls in historic buildings [Dataset]; DIGITAL.CSIC; Versión 1
G-CARMA DocumeNDT stone masonry walls geometry: Photogrammetric models dataset
Javier Ortega; Marnix F.L. Meersman; Sofía Aparicio; Juan Carlos Liébana; Rodrigo Martín; José Javier Anaya; Margarita González
(1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo.
G-CARMA DocumeNDT stone masonry walls tomographic inspection dataset
Ortega, Javier, Meersman, Marnix F.L., Aparicio, Sofía, Liébana, Juan Carlos, Martín, Rodrigo, Anaya, José Javier, González, Margarita
(1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo.