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Corrosion detection in aircraft skin
Author(s): Hazari I. Syed; K. Elliott Cramer
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Paper Abstract

The aging of the commercial transport fleet increases the possibility of a reduction or loss of structural integrity through corrosion. Thermal imaging is a nondestructive evaluation (NDE) technique that is non-contacting and can rapidly inspect large areas. In this work, thermal NDE is used for characterization of corrosion in aircraft skin. Thermal images from an infrared camera are low in contrast and raw images give only qualitative results. The technique presented will use the time evolution of the thermal images to produce qualitative and quantitative information of the corrosion sample being imaged. This paper is going to show the results from fabricated material loss samples, electro chemical corroded samples and aircraft panels with corrosion. A quantitative comparison of results for the different samples will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1933, Thermosense XV: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141963
Show Author Affiliations
Hazari I. Syed, Analytical Services & Materials, Inc. (United States)
K. Elliott Cramer, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1933:
Thermosense XV: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications
Lee R. Allen, Editor(s)

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