Modelling, detecting and evaluating water ingress in aviation honeycomb panels

V. P. Vavilov, Yangyang Pan, A. I. Moskovchenko, A. Čapka

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The use of infrared thermography for quantitative evaluation of water ingress in aviation honeycomb cells is discussed. Numerical modelling has been performed by analysing a 3D panel model where water fully or partially occupies honeycomb cells. Calculation of several test cases has allowed better understanding of how the thickness of the water layer affects surface temperature anomalies and times of their appearance in active one-sided thermal tests. Experimental results have been obtained on both reference samples and real honeycomb panels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalQuantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 6 May 2017


  • honeycomb panel
  • Infrared thermography
  • nondestructive testing
  • water ingress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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