This paper presents a complete framework aimed to nondestructive inspection of composite materials. Starting from the acquisition, performed with lock-in thermography, the method flows through a set of consecutive blocks of data processing: input enhancement, feature extraction, classification and defect detection. Experimental results prove the capability of the presented methodology to detect the presence of defects underneath the surface of a calibrated specimen made of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP). Results are also compared with those obtained by other techniques, based on different features and unsupervised learning methods. The comparison further proves that the proposed methodology is able to reduce the number of false positives, while ensuring the exact detection of subsurface defects.
|Titolo:||Automatic detection of subsurface defects in composite materials using thermography and unsupervised machine learning|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Nome del convegno:||IEEE 8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems, IS 2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IS.2016.7737471|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|