From the experimental simulation to integrated non-destructive analysis by means of optical and infrared techniques: Results compared

S. Sfarra, C. Ibarra-Castanedo, F. Lambiase, D. Paoletti, A. Di Ilio, X. Maldague

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In this work the possibility of modeling manufacturing ceramic products is analyzed through the application of transient thermography, holographic interferometry and digital speckle photography, in order to identify the subsurface defects characteristics. This integrated method could be used to understand the nature of heterogeneous materials (such as plastic, sponge simulating a void, wood, aluminum) potentially contained within ceramic materials, as well as to predict crack formation due to them. The paper presents the analysis of green ceramic tile containing defects of different types and sizes located at different depths. The finite element method is used for solving the problem of transient heat transfer occurring in experimental conditions. Unknown parameters of the numerical model (such as convective heat transfer coefficients and sample surface emissivity) were adjusted to obtain numerical simulation results as close as possible to those obtained experimentally. Similarities and differences between experimental and simulated data are analyzed and discussed. Possibilities for improving the results and further developments are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115601
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Applied Mathematics

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