Comparative study for the nondestructive testing of advanced ceramic materials by infrared thermography and holographic interferometry

S. Sfarra, C. Ibarra-Castanedo, A. Bendada, X. Maldague, D. Ambrosini, D. Paoletti

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Advanced ceramic materials are increasingly employed in varied and new applications where improved electrical, mechanical and/or thermal properties are sought. For instance, in a manner similar to carbon or glass fiber reinforced plastics, ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are designed to improve the naturally brittle characteristics of monolithic ceramics thanks to the inclusion of fibers. Among the main interests for advanced ceramics are the increase in the operation temperature of components, the elimination of the use of cooling fluids, and weight savings. In this paper, the capabilities of infrared thermography and holographic interferometry are investigated and compared for the nondestructive assessment of advanced ceramic materials using three experimental specimens: (1) a monolithic green ceramic tile with fabricated defects, (2) a CMC specimen (from production reject) with a porous alumina matrix reinforced with glass fibers, and (3) a sandwich structure consisting on a carbon fiber honeycomb core with a ceramic plate bonded in one side.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThermosense XXXII
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventThermosense XXXII - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 6 Apr 20107 Apr 2010


ConferenceThermosense XXXII
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


  • advanced ceramics
  • carbon fiber honeycombs
  • ceramic matrix composites
  • holographic interferometry
  • infrared thermography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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