Review: High Speed Temperature Measurements Under Dynamic Loading

G. G. Goviazin, J. C. Nieto-Fuentes, D. Rittel

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Background: This review discusses high-speed thermal measurements and their significance in understanding solid materials' behavior, focusing on rapid loading conditions. Objective: While high-speed thermal measurements are challenging in some cases, these measurements provide unique insights into material response at high rates, by shedding light on failure modes, thermomechanical coupling, and thermal dissipation phenomena that are otherwise overlooked. Methods: The review presents various direct measurement techniques (contact and non-contact) relevant to high-speed loading, with emphasis on the frequently used ones in mechanics of materials applications: thermocouples, infrared detectors, and high-speed infrared cameras. Results: Pros and cons of each technique, alongside with typical applications are discussed. Understanding the interplay between thermal effects and mechanical responses opens new avenues for enhancing material performance and energy efficiency. Conclusions: This review is expected to serve as a valuable resource for researchers and practitioners seeking to leverage high-speed thermal measurements to drive innovation and advance materials science in various applications.

Original languageEnglish
JournalExperimental Mechanics
StateAccepted/In press - 2024


  • High speed infrared camera
  • Infrared detector
  • Thermal measurements
  • Thermo-mechanical coupling
  • Thermocouples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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