Title: An integrated experimental and numerical approach for preventive Cultural Heritage conservation. The San Marco Museum case study
Authors: Margherita Vicario; Carla Balocco
Addresses: Department of Architecture, DiDA, University of Florence, via della Mattonaia 14, Italy ' Department of Architecture, DiDA, University of Florence, via della Mattonaia 14, Italy
Abstract: Microclimate knowledge inside historic buildings is a prerequisite for their preventive conservation and protection. In this research a methodological approach, based on the integration between experimental measurement and numerical simulation by means of CFD environmental control techniques, is provided. This method is aimed at identifying criticalities and risk conditions for the cultural heritage preventive conservation. The San Marco Museum in Florence is the case study. Results show that the proposed method can be a useful tool for guidelines for possible effective interventions, as well as basic rules of correct behaviour.
Keywords: microclimate monitoring; simulation; CFD; cultural heritage; preventive conservation; historical building.
International Journal of Masonry Research and Innovation, 2023 Vol.8 No.2/3, pp.208 - 221
Received: 19 Feb 2021
Accepted: 09 Jun 2021
Published online: 14 Mar 2023 *