IR thermographic inspection of filament wound CFRP shell samples

Jhumur Lahiri, K. Srinivas, Ahmad O. Siddiqui, Vladimir P. Vavilov

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The paper describes theoretical and experimental results of the inspection of 5 mm- and 15 mm-thick filament wound CFRP shell samples containing Teflon inserts as defect surrogates. Heating was accomplished with a 30 kW tubular quartz lamp heater which provided up to 14 kW/m2 of absorbed power. Thermal properties of the samples were evaluated including the analysis of diffusivity anisotropy. Both one- and two-sided test procedures were comparatively investigated to illustrate difficulties which appeared in the inspection of thick composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventThermosense XXIX - Orlando. FL, United States
Duration: 9 Apr 200712 Apr 2007


OtherThermosense XXIX
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando. FL


  • Carbon fiber reinforced plastic
  • Infrared thermography
  • Thermal nondestructive testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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