Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.


Worcester Art Museum has expressed large interest in knowing if they have causing any damage to the paper after applying some type of treatment to it in an attempt to clean the paper. This paper shows measurements on different types of paper samples provided by the Worcester Art Museum. After measurements are completed, area-scale and length-scale fractal analysis are performed by the patchwork method to investigate fundamental scales on adhesion on rough substrates, in order to find differences between two types of paper. Surface metrology is used to discriminate surface textures that were created under different conditions or that behave differently, and to understand functional correlations involving surface textures or roughness.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering