L. D. Favro

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High-frequency pulsed sonic excitation is combined with an infrared camera to image surface and subsurface defects. Irreversible temperature increases on the surface of the object, resulting from localized heating in the vicinity of cracks, disbonds, or delaminations, are imaged as a function of time prior to, during, and following the application of a(More)
We describe a new nondestructive evaluation technique which makes cracks and adhesion defects visible to infrared cameras. This is accomplished by infusing the sample with a short pulse of low frequency ultrasound. The sound causes the faying surfaces of defects to heat up by friction or clapping, and thus makes them visible in the infrared. Surface or(More)
Infrared imaging of defects in materials has become a standard tool in nondestructive evaluation (NDE). The most recent version of this technology uses ultrasound to excite the defects by friction or other dissipative effects. This version is greatly enhanced by the use of "chaotic" sound.
In recent years plasma-sprayed coatings and polymer coatings have found wide application in manufacturing. Although the quality of the coatings improved over the years, there is a need for reliable NDE techniques to assess the quality and test the integrity of these coatings. Most existing techniques are not suitable for real-time applications. The(More)
The roll-over test has been reported to predict pregnancy-induced hypertension. The arm used to record blood pressure has never been specified. Since the level of the arm with reference to the heart is of great importance in the interpretation of blood pressure, we recorded the roll-over response (blood pressure change from left lateral to supine position)(More)
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