Title
Determining directional emissivity : numerical estimation and experimental validation by using infrared thermography
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Oxford ,
Subject
Physics
Engineering sciences. Technology
Source (journal)
Infrared physics and technology. - Oxford
Volume/pages
77(2016) , p. 344-350
ISSN
1350-4495
ISI
000381532900044
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Little research has examined that inaccurate estimations of directional emissivity form a major challenge during both passive and active thermographic measurements. Especially with the increasing use of complex curved shapes and the growing precision of thermal cameras, these errors limit the accuracy of the thermal measurements. In this work we developed a technique to estimate the directional emissivity using updated numerical simulations. The reradiation on concave surfaces is examined by thermal imaging of a homogeneous heated curved metal and nylon test sample. We used finite element modelling to predict the reradiation of concave structures in order to calculate the parameters of an approximating formula for the emissivity dependent on the angle to the normal vector on each element. The differences between experimental and numerical results of the steel test sample are explained using electron microscopy imaging and the validation on different materials. The results suggest that it is possible to determine the errors of thermal imaging testing of complex shapes using a numerical model.
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