Front-flash thermal imaging characterization of continuous fiber ceramic composites. Metadata

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  • Main Title Front-flash thermal imaging characterization of continuous fiber ceramic composites.


  • Author: Deemer, C.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Illinois
    Additional Info: Argonne National Lab., IL (United States)


  • Creation: 1999-04-23


  • English


  • Content Description: Infrared thermal imaging has become increasingly popular as a nondestructive evaluation method for characterizing materials and detecting defects. One technique, which was utilized in this study, is front-flash thermal imaging. We have developed a thermal imaging system that uses this technique to characterize advanced material systems, including continuous fiber ceramic composite (CFCC) components. In a front-flash test, pulsed heat energy is applied to the surface of a sample, and decay of the surface temperature is then measured by the thermal imaging system. CFCC samples with drilled flat-bottom holes at the back surface (to serve as ''flaws'') were examined. The surface-temperature/time relationship was analyzed to determine the depths of the flaws from the front surface of the CFCC material. Experimental results on carbon/carbon and CFCC samples are presented and discussed.
  • Physical Description: 9 p.


  • Keyword: Decay
  • Keyword: Fibers
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Composite Materials
  • Keyword: Defects
  • Keyword: Evaluation
  • Keyword: Ceramics


  • Conference: 23rd Annual Cocoa Beach Conference and Exposition, Cocoa Beach, FL (US), 01/25/1999--01/29/1999


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: ANL/ET/CP-97040
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10924
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620168


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE00010924
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 9 pages