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Thermal-wave imaging of corrosion and disbonds in aircraft structures
Author(s): Lawrence D. Favro; Pao-Kuang Kuo; Robert L. Thomas; Tasdiq Ahmed; Y. X. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Pulse-Echo Thermal Wave IR techniques have been presented at recent SPIE Thermosense Conferences. A brief review is presented along with applications to the detection of adhesion disbonds and corrosion defects in bonded aluminum lap joints. Results for both test panel specimens and aircraft panels are presented. The feasibility of utilizing the technique for rapid, contactless, wide area field inspection of aircraft is discussed. Examples from a recent field test on a B737 aircraft are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1993
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2001, Nondestructive Inspection of Aging Aircraft, (3 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163834
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Lawrence D. Favro, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Pao-Kuang Kuo, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Robert L. Thomas, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Tasdiq Ahmed, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Y. X. Wang, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2001:
Nondestructive Inspection of Aging Aircraft
Michael T. Valley; Nancy K. Del Grande; Albert S. Kobayashi, Editor(s)

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