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19 March 1999 Thermographic modeling of water entrapment
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A common problem found in advanced structural materials is water entrapment. This problem is a major cause of material degradation. In metals it can lead to corrosion and in composites it adds unnecessary weight to the structure and can lead to material degradation especially after freezing and thawing. Thermography has been investigated as a means of detection water entrapment in metallic structures. A simple model has been derived that accurately describes the thermal response of these structures to short heat pulses. In this paper results on Aluminum panels with various amounts of water entrapment will be presented. Sensitivity relations will be derived and validated.
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Ignacio M. Perez, William R. Davis, Paul J. Kulowitch, and M. Frederick Dersch "Thermographic modeling of water entrapment", Proc. SPIE 3700, Thermosense XXI, (19 March 1999);

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