Pulsed Thermography applied to Components with Complex Shape

Günther Hendorfer, Günther Mayr, Erwin Stefan Schlotthauer

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In a study of components from the automobile industry, we have applied the method of Pulsed Thermography. The components surveyed are functional elements consisting of Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastics. In the present study the glass fiber distribution had to be determined. Since the components studied are of complex shape, including varying thickness, curvatures and edges, we have to take into account the influence of geometry effects as well as specific excitation conditions in the evaluation. The data obtained are corrected with respect to geometry and excitation effects by means of numerical simulation and are shown to be in excellent agreement with 3D-Computed Tomography-results after their correction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReview of Progress in QuantitativeNondestructive Evaluation
PublisherAIP Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780735404946
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAnnual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - Golden, CO, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 200722 Jul 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceAnnual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGolden, CO


  • Active Thermography
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Computed Tomography
  • CFRP
  • Finite element method
  • Complex shape
  • Pulsed thermography
  • GFRP


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