IR thermographic characterization of low energy impact damage in carbon/carbon composite by applying optical and ultrasonic stimulation

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This study is intended to establish quantitative relationships between impact damage energy and some thermal NDT parameters in application to carbon/carbon composites. When applying uniform optical stimulation, the used approach involves the synthesis of effusivity/diffusivity images respectively in one- and two-sided test procedures. Ultrasonic stimulation of composites has also proven to be attractive due to its special applicability to detect micro-cracks. However, quantitative relationships between temperature signals and impact energy are still to be studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN (Print)9781628410426
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVI - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 5 May 20147 May 2014


OtherThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVI
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD



  • composite
  • diffusivity
  • effusivity
  • impact damage
  • thermal nondestructive testing
  • ultrasonic stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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