IJCH 2018 Vol.4(4): 114-117 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2018.4.4.132

Research on Testing Heritage Stylobate with Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Technology—With an Example of Renovating Dazheng Hall in Mukden Palace

Xukang Zhang and Jing Yang
Abstract—Traditional way of stylobate repairing can only be qualitative analysis which are visually or empirically, deciding partial repair or comprehensive replacement. Internal damage remains unclearly and inaccurately that often result in the loss of historical information and over-repair of heritage. Paper aims to interpret with a typical example of Dazheng Hall, the palace used for holding ceremonies in Mukden Palace, Shenyang, whose stylobate faced with varying degrees of damage, such as foundation broken, frieze panel inclined and wall cracked. Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Technology using in this project includes 3D scanning, ground penetrating, concrete ultrasonic testing and mineral element analyzing that can collect data more comprehensive than just using traditional methods, especially for internal damage. Then generating the quantitative analysis of damage category. Furthermore, discussing cause of damage and moderately protection methods of the stylobate on the basis of testing. As well as providing references of repairing project of traditional Chinese stony heritage.

Index Terms—Dazheng hall, stylobate, non-destructive testing (NDT), process.

Xukang Zhang and Jing Yang are with School of Architecture in Tianjin University, Tianjin, 92 Weijin Rd, Nankai District, Tianjin 300072, China (e-mail: 601104951@qq.com, yangjing827@aliyun.com).

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Cite: Xukang Zhang and Jing Yang, "Research on Testing Heritage Stylobate with Non-destructive Testing (NDT) Technology—With an Example of Renovating Dazheng Hall in Mukden Palace," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 114-117, 2018.

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