Innovations are new idea, device or process. Innovations are the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulated needs or existing market needs. It is proficient through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or new ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. Innovations are something original and novel, as a significant, new that breaks into the market or society. As a specialized tool for Non-destructive Testing & Evaluation (NDT&E), Infrared Thermography (IRT) involves as a remote mapping of temperature over test sample for finding out its surface and subsurface features with the emitted radiation from objects in the infrared band of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is a fast, remote, and safe non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) method for surface and sub-surface defect detection in various solid materials. Since most solids conduct heat, IRT largely owes its emergence and potentiality for defect detection in variety of materials such as metals, composites and semiconductors. IRNDT has numerous applications in the area of aeronautics, space, electrical, electronic, bio-medical and mechanical industries. Of the various possibilities of thermal NDT implementations Infrared Thermography (IRT) or Infrared Non-destructive Testing (IRNDT) has, gained wide acceptance in NDT & E methods due to its merits. Various methods and techniques have further been developed by various research groups all over the world to improve and widen the use of IRT for non-destructive characterization. This editorial is to present an overview on existing work and to describe the most relevant experiences devoted to the use of IRT methods for NDT&E.
Last date updated on June, 2014