Pulse thermography for inspecting automotive components and materials

Mohammed Omar, Yi Zhou, Abdel Mayyas, Ala Qattawi

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The presented manuscript discusses the implementation of the pulsed-thermography technique for the non-intrusive evaluation of automotive parts. The study discusses the fundamentals of static and dynamic thermography through examples and case studies. Furthermore, the proposed pulse thermography system is analyzed in terms of hardware calibration i.e. pulse duration and intensity and the detector effect on the time and the spatial resolutions. Current thermography processing codes and techniques are also described and critiqued, with new processing subroutines proposed; one based on self-referencing thersholding. Additionally, new trends in infrared and visible sensors fusion are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventSAE 2010 World Congress and Exhibition - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Apr 13 2010Apr 13 2010


OtherSAE 2010 World Congress and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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