MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 191, 20181st International Conference on Non-Destructive Evaluation of Composite Structures (NDECS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||10 August 2018|
Infrared thermography used for composite materials
SCD Laboratory, National School of Applied Sciences at Tetouan, University Abdelmalek Essaadi, Tetouan, Morocco
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Many areas of the industry use composite materials, because of their good mechanical features in terms of low density and high mechanical strength. Composite materials are used wherever elevated rigidity and strength with reduced unit weight are required; such as wind turbine blades, shipbuilding, aeronautical and aerospace. However, the properties of composites can be hugely affected because of inside defaults such as delaminations or local cracks. Several non-destructive methods have been used for the verification of defects during construction or operation, such as ultrasound or x-ray. These methods are costly and difficult to implement. Non-destructive method using infrared thermography is considered very useful and works perfect with low cost. Two methods of non-destructive detection by infrared exists, which are (i) passive thermography, that consists of measuring infrared stream emitted by the material and (ii) active thermography, which consists of heating the material and measuring the cooling of material surface using an infrared camera. This communication describes the basic principles of both passive and active thermography, and then describes other different methods for detection of composite materials defects.
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