"Domestic Chapel"

HISTORICAL BUILDINGS volver a antecedentes      JOBS PERFORMED  volver a antecedentes

The purpose of the study was to determine the existence of cavities caused by termites in the wood beams hidden inside the ceiling of the Domstic Chapel, built in 1666, in the city of Córdoba, Argentina.


Given the small difference in density (which determines the contrast of Gammagraphic images) between the wood and the areas attacked by termites (empty spaces with waste of termites), simulations GAMMASIM were performed to determine the feasibility of using our technology in this case. It was estimated to be determined larger cavities to 3 cm in the direction of radiation.



View of the roof from inside the chapel






Section view of the roof (from top: 6 layers of tiles, planks, beams and ceiling).




Example of scan obtained with the source in the center of the beam.


Density distribution measured and calculated in a horizontal section at the top of the left gammagraphy.