Thermal Evaluation Paper Wins Award
Pierre Bremond, Technical Director of Cedip Infrared Systems, received the Kantsios Award for the outstanding technical paper at the recent ThermoSense XXVi meeting in Orlando, Florida.
At the recent ThermoSense XXVi meeting in Orlando, Florida, Pierre Bremond Technical Director of Cedip Infrared Systems received the Kantsios Award for the outstanding technical paper at this prestigious meeting.
The paper ‘Thermal evaluation of the mean fatigue limit of a complex structure’ was written in conjunction with Olivier Arnould and Francois Hild of LMT Cachan.
The study detailed in the award winning paper deals with the long-term reliability of a high pressure sensor using bellows made mainly of electroplated nickel.
An infra-red thermographic technique is presented that was used to determine the mean fatigue limit of the bellows that are typically expected to stay in service for many decades.
The thermal results are shown to compare favourably with those obtained mechanically from a Woehler diagram.