Automated in-service damage identification

Jörn Mehnen, Lawrence Tinsley, Rajkumar Roy

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Service damage for mechanical components includes surface delamination, impact damage, crack, wear and corrosion. Automated service damage identification for better analysis of a component remaining life in order to reduce the service cost is increasingly necessary for industrial product-service systems, e.g. power-by-hour contracts. This paper presents a novel approach to apply active thermography and image processing techniques for damage identification and measurement. The study presents experimental results to assess the shape, size and depth of sub-surface damage features on test and real life components. Industrial requirements for the non-destructive inspection for a class of aerospace components are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2014


  • damage
  • maintenance
  • inspection
  • surface delamination
  • impact damage
  • crack
  • wear and corrosion
  • thermography
  • image processing
  • damage identification

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