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An Experimental Comparison of Thermographic and Acoustical Methods for Evaluation of Layered Structures

  • R.Gr. MaevEmail author
  • D. Gavrilov
  • G. Ghodsi
  • E.Y. Maeva
Conference paper
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 30)

Abstract

Analytical capabilities of thermographic methods have been studied and compared to those of scanning air-coupled acoustic methods of control. Both advantages and disadvantages of these approaches have been discussed, with reference to basic theoretic models. For several samples with and without defects, both methods’ detection capabilities were evaluated. Separately, the possibilities of application of both methods for analysis of objects of art were discussed. For this purpose samples of typical support-ground configuration were prepared and tested. It was demonstrated that both techniques are capable for finding delaminations and degradation of materials preceding the decay of the art objects. An example of real paintings analysis was presented.

Keywords

Non-destructive evaluation Industrial applications Material characterization Air coupled 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R.Gr. Maev
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. Gavrilov
    • 2
  • G. Ghodsi
    • 2
  • E.Y. Maeva
    • 2
  1. 1.Chrysler/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Applied Solid State Physics and Material Characterization, The Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of WindsorWindsorCanada
  2. 2.Institute for Diagnostic Imaging Research, University of WindsorWindsorCanada

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