Use Of The Thermo-Hygro Buttons in Tracking The Influence Of Humidity And Temperature On The Deterioration Of The Building Stones Of The Mausoleum Of Imedghassen Batna In Algeria
University M’Hamed Bougara, (UR-MPE), Independence Avenue, 35000 Boumerdes, Algeria
The tomb of Imedghassen is a pre-Roman royal mausoleum located at 420 Km from Algiers. It is dated back to the 3rd century B.C. It is built with building stones. The semi-arid continental climate, of the chosen location, is characterized by strong temperature fluctuations and high evaporation. These two factors have a great influence on the building stones’ state of degradation. The infiltration of water in this very rainy region, related to time ,had a serious impact on the monument. To get accurate results about the influence of temperature and humidity, we had controlled the microclimate of the mausoleum using PC Thermo track; thermo-hygro buttons. It allowed us to accurately track the values of the average and higher temperature and humidity, and also the dew point. The results clearly show the relationship between these factors and the origin of the building stone deterioration.
Key words: Degradation / Mausoleum Imedghassen / Temperature / Humidity / Thermo Hygro-buttons
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