Faculty Advisor

Apelian, Diran

Abstract

This Major Qualifying Project reveals the potential asset that modern-day metallurgy is to historical metal conservation. Today many types of research exist to obtain comprehensive information on the composition, properties and other microscopic details of a metal. This technology has yet to be thoroughly applied to historical artifacts. Different microscopy techniques, including Scanning Electron Microscopy, were used on a piece of Renaissance armor from Higgins Armory Museum to discover possible applications of modern metallurgical research to historical metal conservation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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