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This article begins with an overview of the various aspects of infrared pulse thermography used to detect disbondments, delaminations, and generalized corrosion. It describes the distinctive phases of the pulse thermographic process and the key components that are required to perform active thermography. The components include an excitation source, a thermographic camera, and a computer with software that controls the instrumentation, acquires data, and displays the results. The article discusses the process and experimental setup of sonic thermography used for crack detection.

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Ignacio Perez, Infrared Imaging for Corrosion, Disbondments, and Cracks, Corrosion: Fundamentals, Testing, and Protection, Vol 13A, ASM Handbook, Edited By Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr., ASM International, 2003, p 525–528,

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