Articles by Steven M. Shepard Ph.D.

Thermography of Turbine Airfoils

Until recently, thermography was limited to a secondary, qualitative role in airfoil QA. However, advances in the technology have given rise to thermographic QA systems that are capable of replacing traditional technologies.

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Thermographic NDT Provides Quantitative Results

Physics-based approach drives growth of modern thermographic NDT applications.
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Flash Thermography The Final Frontier

Thermography is a well-established technique for predictive and preventative maintenance (P/PM), where the inspector uses the infrared (IR) camera in a passive mode to measure the steady state surface temperature of a component during its normal operation.
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Advances in Pulsed Thermography

Modern pulsed thermography systems offer unprecedented speed, sensitivity and ease of use.
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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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