Progress of Cryogenics and Isotopes Separation , ISSN: 1582-2575
2012, Volume 15, Issue 2

Active Thermography – Non-Destructive & Non-Contact Material Testing

Marius Popovici *

Micronix Plus SRL, Str. 1 Mai nr. 2, Otopeni, 075100, Jud. Ilfov, Romania

*Corresponding author: Marius Popovici, E-mail:

Published: October 2012


Active Thermography (AT) is a package of methods who use thermal cameras to make visible internal defects, surface cracks and material stress. Currently, they are several techniques based on active thermography: lock-in, pulse, transient, vibro and thermal stress analysis. Depending on the inspection task, one or more methods are used. This paper will give a brief overview of each method and will introduce several IR cameras suggested to be used in AT systems.


Active thermography, lock-in, thermal camera, thermovision, thermal stress analysis.

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