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Nondestructive Testing Handbook, Third Edition: Volume 3, Infrared and Thermal Testing (IR)

Product Number 143

An infrared (IR) volume covering the theory and applications of this important method. Topics covered include personnel qualification, standards and 265 detailed pages of applications in various industries.

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Additional Details

  • Item Number: 0143
  • Published: 2001
  • Pages: 732
  • ISBN: 1-57117-044-8

Chapter 1. Introduction to Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Nondestructive Testing
  • Part 2. Management of Infrared and Thermal Testing
  • Part 3. History of Infrared and Thermal Testing
  • Part 4. Units of Measure for Nondestructive Testing

Chapter 2. Fundamentals of Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Principles of Infrared and Thermal Testing
  • Part 2. General Approaches and Techniques of Infrared and Thermal Testing
  • Part 3. Calibration for Infrared Thermography

Chapter 3. Heat Transfer

  • Part 1. Fundamentals of Heat Transfer
  • Part 2. Heat Conduction in Sound Solids
  • Part 3. Heat Conduction in Solids with Buried Discontinuities
  • Part 4. Heat Diffusion in Periodical Regime

Chapter 4. Fundamentals of Infrared Radiometry

  • Part 1. Fundamental Laws
  • Part 2. Radiative Properties of Materials
  • Part 3. Temperature Measurements

Chapter 5. Noise in Infrared Thermography

  • Part 1. Definition, Effects and Measurement
  • Part 2. Noise Reduction through Image Processing
  • Part 3. Techniques to Increase Emissivity
  • Part 4. Techniques to Overcome Low Emissivity

Chapter 6. Errors in Infrared Thermography

  • Part 1. Sources of Errors
  • Part 2. Calculation and Evaluation of Errors
  • Part 3. Statistical Processing of Errors

Chapter 7. Parameters in Infrared Thermography

  • Part 1. Performance Parameters for Optical Detectors
  • Part 2. System Performance Parameters
  • Part 3. Effects of Atmosphere

Chapter 8. Noncontact Sensors for Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Thermal Detectors
  • Part 2. Scanning Radiometric Imaging Detectors
  • Part 3. Schemes for Line Scanning
  • Part 4. Multicolor Radiometry near Ambient Temperatures

Chapter 9. Contact Sensors for Thermal Testing and Monitoring

  • Part 1. Temperature Measurement
  • Part 2. Thermocouples
  • Part 3. Resistance Temperature Detectors
  • Part 4. Thermistors
  • Part 5. Integrated Circuit Sensors and Data Processing
  • Part 6. Liquid Crystals
  • Part 7. Media with Calibrated Melting Points

Chapter 10. Equipment for Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Infrared and Thermal Instrumentation
  • Part 2. Thermographic Imagers
  • Part 3. Interpretation of Infrared Test Results
  • Part 4. Infrared Thermographic Equipment Operation
  • Part 5. Infrared Borescopy

Chapter 11. Techniques of Infrared Thermography

  • Part 1. Passive Techniques
  • Part 2. Pulse Thermography
  • Part 3. Pulsed Phase Thermography
  • Part 4. Lockin Thermography
  • Part 5. Step Heating
  • Part 6. Vibrothermography
  • Part 7. Thermoelastic Stress Analysis
  • Part 8. Thermomechanical Couplings in Solids

Chapter 12. Data Processing and Modeling for Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Signal Acquisition and Processing
  • Part 2. Automatic Discontinuity Detection
  • Part 3. Quantitative Inversion and Discontinuity Characterization
  • Part 4. Thermal Tomography
  • Part 5. Photothermal Depth Profiling by Thermal Wave Backscattering

Chapter 13. Thermal Contrasts in Pulsed Infrared Thermography

  • Part 1. Background to Thermal Contrasts in Pulsed Infrared Thermography
  • Part 2. One-Dimensional Model of Laterally Extended Discontinuity
  • Part 3. Two-Dimensional Model of Discontinuity with Limited Lateral Extension

Chapter 14. Infrared and Thermal Testing of Metals

  • Part 1. Crystallography of Metals
  • Part 2. Heat Transfer in Molds and Dies for Aluminum and Plastic
  • Part 3. Online Monitoring of Arc Misalignment in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Part 4. Thermal Imaging of Laser Welding
  • Part 5. Infrared Tribology
  • Part 6. Infrared Thermography of Steel Wire Drawing

Chapter 15. Aerospace Applications of Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Infrared Thermography of Space Shuttle and Related Aerospace Structures
  • Part 2. Applications to Metal Aerospace Structures
  • Part 3. Pulsed Thermal Inspection of Aging Aircraft
  • Part 4. Thermographic Detection of Impact Damage in Graphite Epoxy Composites
  • Part 5. Infrared Scanning Radiometry of Convective Heat Transfer

Chapter 16. Electric Power Applications of Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Thermographic Systems for Power Generation and Distribution
  • Part 2. Infrared Thermography in Electrical Maintenance
  • Part 3. Predictive Maintenance for Nuclear Reactor Components
  • Part 4. Infrared Thermography of Nuclear Fusion Reactor
  • Part 5. Infrared Thermography of Power Generation Subsystems
  • Part 6. Infrared Thermography for Distribution Systems
  • Part 7. Helicopter Based Thermography of Power Lines

Chapter 17. Chemical and Petroleum Applications of Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Thermographic Inspection of Process Furnaces
  • Part 2. Passive Thermographic Detection of Chemical Leakage from Pipelines and Storage Vessels
  • Part 3. Infrared Thermography of Steel Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Part 4. Radiometry of Polymer Film

Chapter 18. Infrastructure and Conservation Applications of Infrared and Thermal Testing

  • Part 1. Techniques of Infrared Thermographic Leak Testing
  • Part 2. Thermographic Modeling of Leakage through Walls
  • Part 3. Vibrothermography of Earthquake Resistant Structures
  • Part 4. Inspection of Thermal Envelopes of New Buildings
  • Part 5. Infrared and Thermal Testing for Conservation of Historic Buildings
  • Part 6. Infrared and Thermal Testing for Conservation of Fine Art

Chapter 19. Infrared Thermography of Electronic Components

  • Part 1. Temperature Measurement of Electronic Components
  • Part 2. Temperature Measurement with Infrared Microscope
  • Part 3. Emissivity Evaluation for Electronic Circuits and Components
  • Part 4. Spectral Emissivity Evaluation of Materials for Microelectronics

Chapter 20. Infrared and Thermal Testing Glossary

  • Part 1. Terminology
  • Part 2. Nomenclature


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