Spara och bevara* bibliographic database

Knight, B and Thickett, D (2007) Determination of response rates of wooden objects to fluctuating relative humidity in historic properties. In: Museum Microclimates. National Museum of Denmark. ISBN 978-87-7602-080-4


Download (427kB) | Preview
Official URL:


The response of a piece of historic furniture exposed to natural fluctuations in the ambient temperature and relative humidity (RH) has been determined, using a minimally intrusive displacement sensor. Changes in the width of a previously existing crack were monitored and were found to follow changes in relative humidity closely. The cross-correlation function of the crack width and the RH was calculated, and showed that the crack width followed the RH with a time lag of approximately 41 hours. The object hardly responded at all to more rapid fluctuations.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wooden objects; Indoor climate; Relative humidity; Climatic stress
Subjects: English > Damage functions
English > Damage functions > Mechanical damage
?? monitor ??
Depositing User: Anna Samuelsson
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2008 13:53
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 15:54

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item