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The Effect of Paint Coatings on Detection of Vertical Surface Cracks in Metals by Induction Thermography

: Wang, Yongheng; Gao, Xiaorong; Finckbohner, Michael; Netzelmann, Udo


NDT & E International 104 (2019), pp.58-68
ISSN: 0963-8695
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IZFP ()
induction thermography; crack; coating; model; transparency

The effect of polymer coatings on the detection of surface cracks by induction thermography was investigated. Paint applied in defined thickness, layers of black adhesive tape and of sellotape and thicknesses of 0.05–0.5mm were studied. Artificial vertical cracks in ferritic steel and natural cracks in a forged ferritic steel part were investigated. An analytical thermal wave model was set up. Experiments performed at 25 kHz induction frequency with pulses of 0.2s duration showed decrease of absolute and relative contrasts of the crack signals within creasing coating thickness. The effect of infrared transparency of coatings was visible in the experiments and treated in an analytical model of the radiation from the sample.