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17 March 2008 Localization of wood floor structure by infrared thermography
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One of our industrial partners, Assek Technologie, is interested in developing a technique that would improve the drying process of wood floor in basements after flooding. In order to optimize the procedure, the floor structure and the damaged (wet) area extent must first be determined with minimum intrusion (minimum or no dismantling). The present study presents the use of infrared thermography to reveal the structure of (flooded) wood floors. The procedure involves opening holes in the floor. Injecting some hot air through those holes reveals the framing structure even if the floor is covered by vinyl or ceramic tiles. This study indicates that thermal imaging can also be used as a tool to validate the decontamination process after drying. Thermal images were obtained on small-scale models and in a demonstration room.
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C. Cochior Plescanu, M. Klein, C. Ibarra-Castanedo, A. Bendada, and X. Maldague "Localization of wood floor structure by infrared thermography", Proc. SPIE 6939, Thermosense XXX, 693911 (17 March 2008);

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