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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2014
  • pp: 1739–1749

Application of 3D digital image correlation to track displacements and strains of canvas paintings exposed to relative humidity changes

Krzysztof Malowany, Ludmiła Tymińska-Widmer, Marcin Malesa, Małgorzata Kujawińska, Piotr Targowski, and Bogumiła J. Rouba  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 9, pp. 1739-1749 (2014)

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This paper introduces a methodology for tracking displacements in canvas paintings exposed to relative humidity changes. Displacements are measured by means of the 3D digital image correlation method that is followed by a postprocessing of displacement data, which allows the separation of local displacements from global displacement maps. The applicability of this methodology is tested on measurements of a model painting on canvas with introduced defects causing local inhomogeneity. The method allows the evaluation of conservation methods used for repairing canvas supports.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2014
Published: March 12, 2014

Krzysztof Malowany, Ludmiła Tymińska-Widmer, Marcin Malesa, Małgorzata Kujawińska, Piotr Targowski, and Bogumiła J. Rouba, "Application of 3D digital image correlation to track displacements and strains of canvas paintings exposed to relative humidity changes," Appl. Opt. 53, 1739-1749 (2014)

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