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Defect characterisation using pulsed eddy current thermography under transmission mode and NDT applications

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Pulsed eddy current (PEC) thermography has been successfully applied to detect cracks in metal alloy and carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) in previous works. In these applications, an inductor and infrared camera are on the same side of components, named reflection mode. In this work, the transmission mode, where the inductor and infrared camera are on opposite sides of component is investigated for defect characterisation through the analytical analysis and experimental studies. The studies show that the detection mechanisms for impact and delamination in CFRP are totally different. Carbon structure can be observed on the early stage of heating phase and impact leading to decreasing conductivity can be also detected in heating phase. However, delamination can be characterised using late stage of cooling phase. Combing the detection mechanisms, principal components analysis and independent components analysis, image reconstruction method is used to improve the sensitivity. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Author(s): Pan MC, He YZ, Tian GY, Chen DX, Luo FL

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: NDT & E International

Year: 2012

Volume: 52

Pages: 28-36

Print publication date: 01/11/2012

ISSN (print): 0963-8695

ISSN (electronic): 1879-1174

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2012.08.007


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Funder referenceFunder name
China Scholarship Council
61171134National Natural Science Foundation of China
JY20101Ministry of Education, China