Emissivity variation introduces illusory temperature inhomogeneity and results in false alarms in infrared thermography, thus, it is important to separate the influence of surface emissivity variation. This letter experimentally demonstrates the advantages of phase information to reduce or enlarge the effect of surface emissivity variation with inductive pulsed phase thermography, where inductive excitation is emissivity-independent and avoids the effect of emissivity variation in heating process. The directly heated area and the indirectly heated area are divided in the phasegrams. The emissivity variation is removed or enlarged perfectly at the specific frequency and defect detectability is improved remarkably.
Inductive pulsed phase thermography for reducing or enlarging the effect of surface emissivity variation
Ruizhen Yang, Yunze He, Bin Gao, Gui Yun Tian; Inductive pulsed phase thermography for reducing or enlarging the effect of surface emissivity variation. Appl. Phys. Lett. 3 November 2014; 105 (18): 184103. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4901531
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