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Pulsed thermographic inspection and application in commercial aircraft repair
Author(s): Robert J. Ducar
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Paper Abstract

Pulsed infrared thermographic inspection has proven to be a fast, accurate, reliable and cost effective NDE alternative to traditional ultrasonic NDE of commercial aircraft structures. Accurate damage assessment and verification of proper repair is of utmost importance to the commercial aircraft operator today. Pulsed infrared thermographic inspection can be utilized on a wide variety of aircraft structures with a high degree of accuracy. Acoustical structures that previously could not be scanned with traditional ultrasonic methods can be evaluated using pulsed infrared thermographic inspection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3700, Thermosense XXI, (19 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.342277
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Robert J. Ducar, Nordam Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3700:
Thermosense XXI
Dennis H. LeMieux; John R. Snell, Editor(s)

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