Determining the lateral size of subsurface defects during active thermal nondestructive testing

V. P. Vavilov, S. Pawar

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A practical implementation of a technique for determining the lateral size of subsurface defects by analyzing the spatial temperature derivative is described. The technique is illustrated by inspecting a graphite epoxy composite sample that contains an impact-damage defect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)528-531
Number of pages4
JournalRussian Journal of Nondestructive Testing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016



  • composite
  • defect lateral size
  • defect thermal characterization
  • thermal tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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