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Optimisation of a heat source for infrared thermography measurements

Journal Contribution - e-publication

Subtitle:comparison to mehler engineering + service-heater
Using an optimised heating source in active thermography can facilitate the processing of measurement results. By designing a custom heat source for dynamic line scan thermography, we reduced the excitation power needed to heat the sample and decreased the unwanted side effects originating of a wide-range heating source. The design started from a regular halogen tube lamp and a reflector is composed to provide the desired heating power in a narrow band. The reflector shape is optimised using ray-tracing software to concentrate the electromagnetic radiation along with the heat in a slim line. A comparison between the optimised heat source and a commercially available line-heater is performed. The width of the heated region from the Mehler Engineering + Service-heater is larger than prescribed in the datasheet. The optimised line heater has several advantages over the comercially available heat source.
Journal: Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2076-3417
Volume: 10
Pages: 1 - 10
Publication year:2020
Keywords:A1 Journal article
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education