Laser Thermomechanical Evaluation of Bonding Integrity
Thermal imaging for the nondestructive evaluation (NDE) of materials appears to be of ever increasing importance for industrial applications. The development of new materials. both metallic and ceramic. as thermal and oxide barrier coatings present new challenges to inspection techniques. Thermal imaging methods seem ideally suited for such applications. being particularly sensitive to surface and near surface material thermal inhomogeneities that may be defect-related. However, these same sophisticated materials can pose rather sever requirements upon the efficacy of any particular type of thermal imaging. Typical problems encountered include rough. optically scattering surfaces. surfaces ranging from highly reflective to absorptive, complex surface geometry and microscopic to very macroscopic (practical components) imaging requirements.
KeywordsCoordinate Modulation Thermal Imaging Ceramic Coating Coating Segment Thermomechanical Response
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