Pulsed phase thermography (PPT) is a well-established algorithm used for processing thermographic data in frequency domain with the aim to extract information about the defect size and depth. However, few works demonstrated the capability of PPT technique in defects evaluation in real components. The aim of this work is the assessment of capability of PPT technique in determining delaminations in CFRP components used in aeronautics. The component chosen for implementing the technique has a non-uniform geometry and the defects inside it are not simulated, but they are real and generated during the production process. The specimen has been investigated through the application of both the ultrasonic technique and the thermographic one. Thermographic phase images elaborated with a suitable computational processing have been compared with Ultrasonic C-scan images and, the agreement between the location and depth of defects has been verified. Besides, the ultrasonic technique has been used to validate the PPT results.

Pulsed Phase Thermography Approach for the Characterization of Delaminations in CFRP and Comparison to Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing

Palano F.;Tati A.;Terzi R.;
2019

Abstract

Pulsed phase thermography (PPT) is a well-established algorithm used for processing thermographic data in frequency domain with the aim to extract information about the defect size and depth. However, few works demonstrated the capability of PPT technique in defects evaluation in real components. The aim of this work is the assessment of capability of PPT technique in determining delaminations in CFRP components used in aeronautics. The component chosen for implementing the technique has a non-uniform geometry and the defects inside it are not simulated, but they are real and generated during the production process. The specimen has been investigated through the application of both the ultrasonic technique and the thermographic one. Thermographic phase images elaborated with a suitable computational processing have been compared with Ultrasonic C-scan images and, the agreement between the location and depth of defects has been verified. Besides, the ultrasonic technique has been used to validate the PPT results.
CFRP; Delamination; Pulsed phase thermography; Ultrasonic phased array test
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