IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications

W. Swiderski, V. Vavilov

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Multi-layered composites are frequently used in many military applications as constructional materials and light armours protecting personnel and armament against fragments and bullets. Material layers can be very different by their physical properties. Therefore, such materials represent a difficult inspection task for many traditional techniques of non-destructive testing (NDT). Typical defects of composite materials are delaminations, a lack of adhesives, condensations and crumpling. IR thermographic NDT is considered as a candidate technique to detect such defects. In order to determine the potential usefulness of the thermal methods, specialized software has been developed for computing 3D (three-dimensional) dynamic temperature distributions in anisotropic six-layer solid bodies with subsurface defects. In this paper, both modeling and experimental results which illustrate advantages and limitations of IR thermography in inspecting composite materials will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Pages553-556
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventJoint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, IRMMW-THz2007 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20077 Sep 2007

Other

OtherJoint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, IRMMW-THz2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period3.9.077.9.07

Fingerprint

Military applications
Nondestructive examination
Defects
Composite materials
Delamination
Condensation
Adhesives
Temperature distribution
Physical properties
Inspection
Personnel

Keywords

  • Composite materials
  • IR thermography
  • NDT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Swiderski, W., & Vavilov, V. (2007). IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications. In IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics (pp. 553-556). [4516626]

IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications. / Swiderski, W.; Vavilov, V.

IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics. 2007. p. 553-556 4516626.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Swiderski, W & Vavilov, V 2007, IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications. in IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics., 4516626, pp. 553-556, Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics, IRMMW-THz2007, Cardiff, United Kingdom, 3.9.07.
Swiderski W, Vavilov V. IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications. In IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics. 2007. p. 553-556. 4516626
Swiderski, W. ; Vavilov, V. / IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications. IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics. 2007. pp. 553-556
@inproceedings{995b2678cac94b84b4af84bd622a5fe4,
title = "IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications",
abstract = "Multi-layered composites are frequently used in many military applications as constructional materials and light armours protecting personnel and armament against fragments and bullets. Material layers can be very different by their physical properties. Therefore, such materials represent a difficult inspection task for many traditional techniques of non-destructive testing (NDT). Typical defects of composite materials are delaminations, a lack of adhesives, condensations and crumpling. IR thermographic NDT is considered as a candidate technique to detect such defects. In order to determine the potential usefulness of the thermal methods, specialized software has been developed for computing 3D (three-dimensional) dynamic temperature distributions in anisotropic six-layer solid bodies with subsurface defects. In this paper, both modeling and experimental results which illustrate advantages and limitations of IR thermography in inspecting composite materials will be presented.",
keywords = "Composite materials, IR thermography, NDT",
author = "W. Swiderski and V. Vavilov",
year = "2007",
language = "English",
isbn = "1424414385",
pages = "553--556",
booktitle = "IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics",

}

TY - GEN

T1 - IR thermographic detection of defects in multi-layered composite materials used in military applications

AU - Swiderski, W.

AU - Vavilov, V.

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - Multi-layered composites are frequently used in many military applications as constructional materials and light armours protecting personnel and armament against fragments and bullets. Material layers can be very different by their physical properties. Therefore, such materials represent a difficult inspection task for many traditional techniques of non-destructive testing (NDT). Typical defects of composite materials are delaminations, a lack of adhesives, condensations and crumpling. IR thermographic NDT is considered as a candidate technique to detect such defects. In order to determine the potential usefulness of the thermal methods, specialized software has been developed for computing 3D (three-dimensional) dynamic temperature distributions in anisotropic six-layer solid bodies with subsurface defects. In this paper, both modeling and experimental results which illustrate advantages and limitations of IR thermography in inspecting composite materials will be presented.

AB - Multi-layered composites are frequently used in many military applications as constructional materials and light armours protecting personnel and armament against fragments and bullets. Material layers can be very different by their physical properties. Therefore, such materials represent a difficult inspection task for many traditional techniques of non-destructive testing (NDT). Typical defects of composite materials are delaminations, a lack of adhesives, condensations and crumpling. IR thermographic NDT is considered as a candidate technique to detect such defects. In order to determine the potential usefulness of the thermal methods, specialized software has been developed for computing 3D (three-dimensional) dynamic temperature distributions in anisotropic six-layer solid bodies with subsurface defects. In this paper, both modeling and experimental results which illustrate advantages and limitations of IR thermography in inspecting composite materials will be presented.

KW - Composite materials

KW - IR thermography

KW - NDT

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77951153116&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77951153116&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 1424414385

SN - 9781424414383

SP - 553

EP - 556

BT - IRMMW-THz2007 - Conference Digest of the Joint 32nd International Conference on Infrared and Millimetre Waves, and 15th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics

ER -