Apparatus, system and method for inspecting composite structures using quantitative infra-red thermography

Thibault Villette (Inventor), Abderrazak Traidia (Inventor), Ayman Mohamed Mahmoud Amer (Inventor), Fadl Hicham Fadl Abdel Latif (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A system and method for inspecting a surface of a structure for defects includes an inspection apparatus having a heating device for heating a section of the surface of the structure, an infrared camera for receiving infrared radiation from the surface in response to heating, a controller configured to generate thermographs from the received infrared radiation, and a communication device. A training system includes an expert system module configured to determine correlations between a set of thermographs generated by a thermal simulation of modeled structural elements with defects, and parameters of the modeled structural elements. A computer system communicatively coupled to the training system and the inspection apparatus, is adapted to receive thermographs received from the inspection apparatus and to detect quantitative parameters of defects in the structure using the correlations obtained from the training system.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS20180299392A1
StatePublished - Oct 18 2018

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2019-02-13

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