Dr.ir. Y. Mosleh
Ageing phenomena of oak wood-animal glue bonded assemblies for preservation of cultural heritage
The structural conservation of panel paintings and decorated furniture as significant parts of Dutch cultural heritage requires comprehensive knowledge on the long term behaviour of their constituent materials namely oak wood and animal glues. The environment-induced ageing of wooden artefacts is often due to failure of the glue joints between the wooden parts. This behaviour is largely not understood.
In this project, Yasmine is trying to investigate the long term behaviour of animal glues (bio-adhesives) and animal glue/oak wood bonded assemblies when subjected to an accelerated environmental ageing program. Moreover, in particular different possible ageing pathways in bio-adhesives will be investigated.