IJRME – Volume 1 Issue 4 Paper 1


Author’s Name :  Jagannath R

Volume 01 Issue 04  Year 2014  ISSN No:  2349-3860  Page no: 1-4



In modern engineering fields, composite materials are rapidly replacing the existing materials. During the fabrication of composites, imperfections appear on the composites due to various parameters such as temperature, pressure and moisture. Imperfections are occurred during the recurring, were observed on the composites such as porosities and resin shrinkage. The presence of voids or cracks or inclusion in the composites can cause a sudden failure. There are several methods to characterize these defects. The main aim of the present study is to investigate the imperfection on natural fiber reinforced polymer composites by using InfraRed Thermography. This method is suitable to identify the random voids and its morphology and also the cracks in the natural fiber reinforced polymer composites nondestructively.


Natural fiber reinforced polymer composites, Infra Red Thermography


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