P5 - Filtered thermal contrast technique in thermographic non-destructive testing

S. Grys & W. Minkina
A new kind of thermal contrast, called “filtered contrast” is presented, which allows detecting and characterizing material defects using active thermography under some assumptions on physical and thermal parameters of materials. In opposition to known definitions of the thermal contrast, knowledge about defect-free area is not necessary and this contrast is less sensitive to nonuniformity of heat disposal to the material surface. The measurements were performed on an experimental setup equipped with a ThermaCAM PM...