Thermal nondestructive testing of carbon epoxy composites: detailed analysis and data processing

V. Vavilov, Xavier Maldague, B. Dufort, F. Robitaille, J. Picard

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A detailed description of results for thermal testing of carbon fibre reinforced plastic composites is presented. Theoretical analyses of 1D and 2D heat transfer problems illustrate the connections between all the parameters involved. Experimental results are obtained for standard carbon epoxy composites simulating the various types of defects (delaminations, Teflon inserts, cut-out and added plies). Particular image processing techniques as well as thermal tomography are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-95
Number of pages11
JournalNDT and E International
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993



  • carbon epoxy composites
  • image processing
  • thermal NDT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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