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Detection of defects in natural composite materials using a thermal imaging technique


Mat Jusoh, Suriani and Ali, Aidy and Abdan, Khalina and Salit, Mohd Sapuan and Abdullah, Shahrir and Haftirman, (2012) Detection of defects in natural composite materials using a thermal imaging technique. Materials Testing, 54 (5). pp. 340-346. ISSN 0025-5300


Nowadays, non-destructive testing (NDT) is frequently replacing destructive techniques in determining the properties of materials. In this study, defects in Kenaf/epoxy composite materials were detected using an inyyfrared (IR) thermal imaging technique, which is one of the most practical non-destructive techniques currently applied. Kenaf bast fibres were used to fabricate composite materials with epoxy resin as a binding material. The composites were manufactured using a manual lay-up process. The thermography analysis of the IR camera were verified by optical microscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM) investigations. The defect detection accuracy of this technology is 95%.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3139/120.110333
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG
Keywords: Natural composite materials; Detection of defects; Thermal imaging technique; Non-destructive testing (NDT)
Depositing User: Muizzudin Kaspol
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 07:24
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2016 08:24
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23469
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