Special Issue "Applications of Infrared Thermography to Infrastructure Inspection"
A special issue of Infrastructures (ISSN 2412-3811).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Prof. Dr. Massimo Menenti
The technique of Infrared Thermography has been the object of great development in recent years, mainly because of the diversity in the fields of application in engineering, architecture and industry. It has emerged as a complete, versatile and innovative solution for non-destructive testing (NDT) in order to obtain information on the materials and construction compounds for their evaluation.
The thermographic process is based on the radiation heat transfer phenomena; thus, the knowledge about the different parameters and correction factors involved in the process is of vital importance for the correct interpretation of the data acquired. The energy balance involved in the thermographic measurement widens the application of the technique towards the determination of the energy behaviour of the structures (buried or not) and machines, as well as of their supporting soil.
The Infrastructures Journal MDPI (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/infrastructures) was recently launched. It is an international scholarly journal covering all aspects of infrastructure engineering. Naturally, infrared thermography is a very timely topic, which led us to launch a Special Issue to bring together new developments in the field, including but not limited to:
• Active thermography for detection of subsurface defects
• Active thermography for detection of buried elements
• Thermal 3D modelling
• Emissivity measurement
• Effect of emissivity correction
• Conjoint exploitation of thermal and geometric information
• Thermal modelling of construction materials
• Thermophysical characterization of new materials
• Thermophysical characterization of construction elements and building pathologies
• Infrared thermography for energy efficiency
• Thermography for shadow modelling in cities
• Thermography for energy and water loss evaluation
• Infrared for inspection of energy installations
• Thermal characterization of soil for geothermal exploitation
Taking into account your expertise in the field of Infrared Thermography, we would like to invite you and your co-workers to participate in this Special Issue by submitting an original contribution within the topics highlighted above, according to the instructions available in the following link, which includes the attached Microsoft template: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/infrastructures/instructions
It is remarked that this journal is currently exempted from publication fees, which will therefore not be applicable to your submission.
You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance ([email protected]).
We thank you in advance for your best attention and hope to hear a positive answer from you soon.
Dr. Susana Lagüela López
Prof. Dr. Massimo Menenti
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