Pre-Conference Course: Thermographic Non-Destructive Evaluation

2024 SEM Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics
Hilton Vancouver Washington  |  Vancouver, WA, USA  |  June 3–6, 2024

Thermographic Non-Destructive Evaluation

Sunday, June 2, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Thermomechanics and IR Imaging Technical Division of SEM is offering new a short course in thermographic component evaluation at the 2024 conference. The one day course covers a range of techniques based on the use of infra-red detectors to observe and quantify thermomechanical phenomena and relate to material and structural behaviour. The course focuses on the state of the art instrumentation and what can be achieved using advance image processing. The course is interactive, so delegates will have the opportunity to process thermal image data to gain some hands-on experience. In addition, time will be dedicated to the discussion of more generic signal processing methods applicable to all types of IR imaging and approaches for effective data visualisation and manipulation in software such as Matlab and Python. At the end of the course delegates will primed to make decision on suitable thermal NDE techniques and image processing approaches for their applications.

The course is open to anyone, and will be of interest to both researchers and practitioners alike.
Time (PST) Session Title Presenter Duration
09:00 a.m. - 09:30 a.m. Introduction and Background JMB & GO 30min
09:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Physics and Theory JMB 1hr
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break - 30min
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pulse Thermography GO 30min
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pulse Phase Thermography GO 30min
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Thermal Image Processing GO 45min
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lock in Thermography JMB 30min
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break - 1hr
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thermoelastic Stress Analysis JMB 1hr
3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Low Cost Thermography GO 45min
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break - 30min
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Data Fusion: DIC and TSA JMB 45min
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wrap up and Summary - 30min


I joined the University of Bristol in September 2020 after completing my PhD at the University of Southampton, where I specialized in Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques. My research has been particularly focused on NDE and the development of continuous monitoring systems for composites and bonded joints. I have developed new continuous monitoring approaches...
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In September 2019, I joined the University of Bristol, bringing with me a wealth of experience from my previous tenure as a professor at the University of Southampton. My research interests are in imaging for data-rich material characterizations and assessments of structural performance, with a special focus on the lightweight structural design of composite structures. Over the years...
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The regular course fee is $500 and the student fee is $250. Course fee includes lunch, course handout material, and refreshment breaks. Lodging and additional food or materials are not included.

If the course is cancelled for any reason, the Society for Experimental Mechanics’ liability is limited to the return of the course fees.