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Thermal imaging technique to detect delaminations in CFRP-plated concrete
Author(s): Davor G. Mandic; Richard E. Martin; John H. Hemann
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Paper Abstract

A thermographic technique for detecting disbonds and delaminations in concrete beams reinforced with bonded sheets of unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced plastic is described. Concrete slab test specimens are fabricated with seeded flaws of various thickness and depth from the surface. The specimens are briefly heated with a projector heat source and infrared images are captured. Digital image processing techniques are applied in order to improve image quality. Flaws are identified. Advantages and limitations of this method are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3396, Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites II, (31 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.301530
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Davor G. Mandic, Cleveland State Univ. (United States)
Richard E. Martin, Cleveland State Univ. (United States)
John H. Hemann, Cleveland State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3396:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials and Composites II
Steven R. Doctor; Carol A. Nove; George Y. Baaklini, Editor(s)

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