22 May 2013 Theory, modeling, and simulations for thermal wave detection and ranging
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Abstract
Active infrared thermography for nondestructive testing and evaluation is a rapidly developing technique for quick and remote inspection of subsurface details of test objects. Sinusoidal modulated thermal wave imaging such as Lock-in thermography (LT) significantly contributed to this field by allowing low power controlled modulated stimulations and phase based subsurface detail extraction capabilities. But demand of repetitive experimentation required for depth scanning of the test object, limits its applicability for realistic applications and demands multi frequency low power stimulations. Non-stationary thermal wave imaging methods such as frequency modulated thermal wave imaging (FMTWI), digitized FMTWI and coded thermal wave imaging methods permitting multi frequency stimulations to cater these needs and facilitate depth scanning of the test object in a single experimentation cycle. This contribution highlights theory, modeling and simulation for non-stationary modulated thermal wave imaging methods for non-destructive characterization of solid materials.
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Ravibabu Mulaveesala, Subbarao V. Ghali, Vanita Arora, Juned A. Siddiqui, Amarnath Muniyappa, Masahiro Takei, "Theory, modeling, and simulations for thermal wave detection and ranging", Proc. SPIE 8705, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXV, 87050Z (22 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018464; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018464
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