Jochen Schlobohm, Oliver Bruchwald, Wojciech Frackowiak, Yinan Li, Markus Kästner, Andreas Pösch, Wilfried Reimche, Eduard Reithmeier, Hans Jürgen Maier
April 22, 2016
This paper gives an overview of four measurement techniques that allow to extensively characterize the status of a worn turbine blade. In addition to the measurement of geometry and surface properties, the condition of the two protective coatings needs to be monitored. Fringe projection was used to detect and quantify geometric variances. The technique was improved using newly developed algorithms like inverse fringe projection. A Michelson interferometer was employed to further analyze areas with geometric defects and characterize the surface morphology of the blade. Pulsed high frequency induction thermography enabled the scanning of the blade for small cracks at or close to the surface. High frequency eddy current testing was used to determine the protective layers status and their thickness.