The effects of the partial optical transparency of composites on the results of active thermal testing

V. P. Vavilov, W. Swiderski

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It has been experimentally found that composite materials are characterized by partial transparency, particularly in the range of 0.2-0.14 μ, with the coefficient of the Bouguer absorption from 1000 to 2500 m -1. This yields deterioration of the conditions for revealing undersurface flaws using the active thermal method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)719-723
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Journal of Nondestructive Testing
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011



  • Composite materials
  • Optical transparency
  • Thermal nondestructive testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Science(all)

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