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Title: Applications of thermal imaging camera for assessing structural integrity
Authors: Tantele, Elia 
Votsis, Renos 
Kyriakides, Christopher 
Keywords: Monitoring;Remote Sensing;Structural Integrity;Thermal Imaging Camera
Category: Civil Engineering
Field: Engineering and Technology
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Source: 6th International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2018, Paphos, Cyprus, 26 March 2018 through 29 March 2018
Conference: International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment 
Abstract: © 2018 SPIE. The ongoing degradation of structures is associated with expensive maintenance and the resulting decline in safety, force the engineer to search for structural health monitoring tools that will be fast, effective, cover large areas and cost as minimum as possible. In this context the thermal imaging cameras are an ideal monitoring tool; with the radical development of higher resolution thermal imaging, the decreasing cost of the camera and its portable size makes this technology promising to accomplish the requirements of modern structural monitoring. Thermal imaging camera uses algorithms to interpret visual displays of the amount of infrared energy emitted, transmitted and reflected by an object and form images that are invisible to the human eye. Therefore, the thermal imaging technology can be used as a tool to help the engineer gain better insight and viable information and thus enabling the structure to retain/sustain its function, form and strength within acceptable limits under operational loading. This paper presents applications of this technology for assessing the integrity of structures along with possible trends and gains on different areas of structural integrity, such as the detection of corrosion in steel rebars embedded in RC structures and the chloride contents on concrete surface.
Description: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Volume 10773, 2018, Article number 107731O
URI: https://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/14175
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.2501967
Type: Conference Papers
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