Accelerated aging test
procedure carried out in controlled conditions that determines effects of one or a combination of agents such as temperature, humidity, light, pollutants in materials, and extrapolated the collected data to rate of change over time.
life expectancy, Arrhenius function
Synonyms in English
aging test, fading test
|English||accelerated aging test|
|Portuguese||teste de envelhecimento acelerado|
Quoting from SAA's Glossary: "Although sound in theory, accelerated aging tests are, at this time, of limited usefulness. The reason is that conditions of storage, which vary widely, have a considerable influence on the degree of permanence; also, it is difficult to verify empirically the accuracy of such tests except by experiments conducted over a number of years."(Pearce-Moses 2012)
Pearce-Moses, Richard. 2012. “A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology.” Society of American Archivists. http://www2.archivists.org/glossary.