28 November 2013 Laser active thermography for non-destructive testing
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Proceedings Volume 9065, Fundamentals of Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2013; 90650A (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2053120
Event: Fundamentals of Laser Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2013, 2013, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Thermography methods have found their applications in different fields of human activity. The non-destructive feature of these methods along with the additional advantage by automated remote control and tests of nuclear installations without personnel attendance in the contaminated zone are of particular interest. Laser active pyrometry and laser lock-in thermography for in situ non-destructive characterization of micrometric layers on graphite substrates from European tokamaks were under extensive experimental and theoretical studies in CEA (France). The studies were aimed to obtain layer characterization with cross-checking the layer thermal contact coefficients determined by active laser pyrometry and lock-in thermography. The experimental installation comprised a Nd-YAG pulsed repetition rate laser (1 Hz - 10 kHz repetition rate frequency, homogeneous spot) and a home-made pyrometer system based on two pyrometers for the temperature measurements in 500 - 2600 K range. For both methods, the layer characterization was provided by the best fit of the experimental results and simulations. The layer thermal contact coefficients determined by both methods were quite comparable. Though there was no gain in the measurements accuracy, lock-in measurements have proved their advantage as being much more rapid. The obtained experimental and theoretical results are presented. Some practical applications and possible improvements of the methods are discussed.
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A. Semerok, A. Semerok, C. Grisolia, C. Grisolia, S. V. Fomichev, S. V. Fomichev, P.-Y. Thro, P.-Y. Thro, "Laser active thermography for non-destructive testing", Proc. SPIE 9065, Fundamentals of Laser-Assisted Micro- and Nanotechnologies 2013, 90650A (28 November 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2053120; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2053120

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