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Depth determination using thermal imaging
Author(s): Craig Cantello
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Paper Abstract

A thermal technique and system for measuring the depth of a crack in metal is described. The transient heat signature of a moving infrared laser source is analyzed using three intensity-based algorithms and the limitations of this approach are examined. Experimental results demonstrate capability to measure EDM-notches 0.06 inches deep and shallower, and the variability of the system agrees with the theoretical. The advantages and disadvantages of this technique over other non-destructive testing (NDT) methods are also outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5606, Two- and Three-Dimensional Vision Systems for Inspection, Control, and Metrology II, (16 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.571480
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Craig Cantello, GE Global Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5606:
Two- and Three-Dimensional Vision Systems for Inspection, Control, and Metrology II
Kevin G. Harding, Editor(s)

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