Special Issue "Novel Ideas for Infrared Thermography also Applied in Integrated Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: Infrared thermography; image processing; terahertz; ultrasonic testing; heat transfer; innovative materials; energy saving; cultural heritage; modelling
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Interests: diagnostics of cultural heritage; optical metrology; infrared imaging; thermography; microclimate evaluation
This Special Issue is devoted to the application of the infrared thermography (IRT) method in various research fields. However, taking into account that a validation of a supposition is usually realized via a cross-check, the use of combined approaches are also welcomed. In any case, the authors should demonstrate that the part of IRT is predominant in their works, and it is direct towards the implementation of new ideas. In our humble opinion, the participation of leading scientists is really important to guide the reader and new users towards a world seen at infrared. In this way, it will be possible to see the unseen, i.e., detect anomalies without contact, otherwise indiscernible to the naked eye. This can be useful in any process temperature-dependent linked to the civil, mechanical, biomedical, aeronautical, aerospace engineering, as well as to the artistic and architectural heritage, which are the sectors at the base of this Special Issue. Particularly welcome will be works that validate, at the experimental level, preliminary numerical simulations, while mathematical explanations should forerun new processing of thermal images. In situ applications are considered on the same level as laboratory measurements, although we imagine that case studies will not be the majority of the published papers. The message that should leave your mark on, with respect to the future generations of diagnosticians, is based on IRT as a non-destructive, non-invasive, and non-intrusive method useful to analyze thermal responses coming from humans, materials, and processes.
Dr. Stefano Sfarra
Prof. Dr. Dario Ambrosini
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Advanced image processing
Thermographic numerical simulations
Defect depth retrieval
Qualitative and quantitative analyses