Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1988 12:00 AM

Description

For over twenty years [1–3, for example] thermography has been under development as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique for composite materials. Several techniques are in use in laboratory, manufacturing quality control, and field inspection applications. The purpose of this paper is to present the capabilities of the externally applied thermal field (EATF) [4] (also called passive [5]) thermographic NDE method, to discuss the applications for which it seems best suited, to describe its limitations, and to highlight directions of further development.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

7B

Chapter

Chapter 5: Adhesive Bonds and Composites

Section

Composites—Defects

Pages

1125-1132

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0979-6_30

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Defect Detection and Quantification in Laminated Composites by EATF (Passive) Thermography

Williamsburg, VA

For over twenty years [1–3, for example] thermography has been under development as a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique for composite materials. Several techniques are in use in laboratory, manufacturing quality control, and field inspection applications. The purpose of this paper is to present the capabilities of the externally applied thermal field (EATF) [4] (also called passive [5]) thermographic NDE method, to discuss the applications for which it seems best suited, to describe its limitations, and to highlight directions of further development.