Short Courses in Thermography
In addition to the Main Technical Program, the Conference will be complemented by one-day Short Courses on Monday, 1 July 2024. Short Courses will be held at the International hotel, in a room adjacent to main conference room.
Short Courses Fee: 200,00 EUR (VAT of 25% included)
(does not include participation at the Conference!)
He received his Ph.D. in Energetic Systems from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Toulouse in 1994 and is specializing in disturbed aerodynamics wall heat transfer identification by infrared thermography (research work conducted in the French National Aerospace Research Institute ONERA). From 1994 to 1997, he was associate research engineer in the former Department of Studies and Research in Mechanics and Energetic Systems at ONERA and associate lecturer at INSA Toulouse. He joined the French Institute of science and technology for transport, development and networks (IFSTTAR: previously LCPC - Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées) in 1997. Since 2012, he is Associate Professor at Laval University (Quebec, Canada) in the research team MiViM (Canada Research Chair in Multipolar Infrared Vision). In 2013, at its creation, he was invited to join the Inria and IFSTTAR joint research team I4S (Statistical Inference for Structural Health Monitoring). He is currently involved as scientific officer at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) for the Division on Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI), and member of the steering committee of the Quantitative Infrared Thermography (QIRT) international scientific organization.
THERMAL MONITORING OF STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS BY INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY IN OUTDOOR CONDITIONS
The main topics are:
- uncooled infrared cameras: main features
- simplified radiometric heat balance: in-situ environmental corrections approaches
- apparent surface temperature estimation: toward joint estimation of emissivity and temperature.
Xavier Maldague is professor at the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering of Université Laval, Québec City, Canada (since 1989, head of the Department 2003 - 2008). He has trained over 50 graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and has more than 300 publications. His research interests are in infrared thermography, NonDestructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques and vision / digital systems for industrial inspection. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Infrared Vision. He chairs the Quantitative Infrared Thermography (QIRT) Council. He is a fellow of the Canada Engineering Institute, an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Society of Nondestructive Testing and a fellow of the Alexander von Humbolt Foundation in Germany.
He attained a Ph.D. title in mechanical, management and energy engineering at the University of L’Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy, in 2011. Following the achievement of the Ph.D., he was a research fellow at UNIVAQ until 2017, before becoming a researcher in October of the same year. He carried out research and/or teaching periods abroad at prestigious institutions all over the world. He was also an invited-scientific researcher at Tomsk Polytechnic University (Tomsk, Russia), as well as a member of several scientific committees at international congresses. He is also an editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering (Hindawi), Infrastructures (MDPI), and Sensors (MDPI). Since December 2020, he is the editor-in-chief of the Quantitative InfraRed Thermography (QIRT) Journal (Taylor & Francis). He is deeply involved in the non-destructive evaluation and characterization of materials, especially using optical and infrared vision non-destructive testing techniques, numerical simulations centered on heat transfer phenomena (by Comsol Multiphysics), development of ad hoc scripts in Matlab environment. In these research areas, he authored - co-authored more than 250 articles in Journals and International Conferences. He also have written six chapters in Books. He is currently acting as a reviewer of 50 scientific journals and collaborator and local contact person in international research projects. He is also a member of the Associazione MASTER and the Associazione Italiana Prove Non-distruttive - Monitoraggio Diagnostica (AIPnD). He received many awards, mainly focused on scientific recognition. In October 2020, he became associate professor at UNIVAQ. Since November 2022, he is an adjunct professor at Laval University (Canada).
SEEING THE UNSEEN: INFRARED VISION FOR STUDYING CULTURAL HERITAGE - A RESEARCH FIELD EVOLVING ALL THE TIME THANKS TO THE USE OF MOCK-UPS
Cultural heritage is in danger. Historic houses, medieval walls, castles, antique furniture, movable objects such as panel paintings, paintings on canvas, frescoes, marquetries, are under siege. In fact, severe weather events, invasive plants, no preventive maintenance, earthquakes and pollution are threatening their precious integrity that has stood for centuries. Without expert conservation our heritage could crumble, their stories lost forever, and our landscape/memories be changed irrevocably. The transmission of the knowledge to future generations is pivotal for our society to keep our past alive and move towards the future. The transmission of the knowledge is in the hands of three important figures, i.e., art historians, restorers and scientists. The latter have a key role in the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage objects because, thanks to a clever use of non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques (initially tested on mock-ups), they are able to provide fundamental information to the remaining figures. NDTs help to detect incipient defects before damage becomes visible to the naked eye. Applying a conscientious protocol of diagnostics, in which each object is monitored in the course of time, money can be saved and the “decorative layers” are preserved. Infrared thermography (IRT) method falls in the 'infrared vision' category. IRT, whether appropriately applied in combination with advanced algorithms, is one of the NDTs providing precious information on the health status of artworks. In the presentation, a short review on the use of 'infrared vision' (and in particular of IRT) for the inspection of cultural heritage objects is provided. In particular, a series of experiences done by the author together with esteemed colleagues will be discussed; also, the main contribution of the mock-ups will be stressed.
Gunther Steenackers Gunther Steenackers is head of Department of Electromechanics at the University of Antwerp and full professor at InViLab Research Group.
Professor Bogusław Więcek is working in the field of infrared thermography, mainly with respect to its applications to medicine, non-destructive testing, and IR spectroscopy. In addition, his complementary research area is thermal modelling and measurements of electronic and biomedical multilayer, non-homogenous, anisotropic and non-linear structures. He was a chief of the research group developing the first in Poland metrological microbolometer camera based on VOx detector. Currently, he is working on photonic system applying the Raman scattering in NIR for temperature and material content measurements using low-power lasers. He was a supervisor of 9 Ph.D. dissertations. He is a co-author of 13 patents. He is the chairman of the International Conference on Infrared Thermography and Thermometry. Currently, he serves on the editorial board of three journals and scientific committees in six organizations.
APPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELIGENCE IN INFRARED TECHIQUES