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Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal

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(2012 - 2022) In memory of Dr. Ermanno Grinzato: a landmark in Quantitative InfraRed Thermography

Manuscript deadline
18 December 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Paolo Bison, National Research Council–Construction Technologies Institute, Corso Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy
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Xavier P.V. Maldague, Computer Vision and Systems Laboratory (CVSL), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Laval University, 1065 av. de la Médecine, Quebec City, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
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Stefano Sfarra, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, University of L’Aquila, Piazzale E. Pontieri n. 1, L'Aquila, I-67100, Italy
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Vladimir Vavilov, Laboratory for thermal testing, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Lenin Av., Tomsk 634050, Russia
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(2012 - 2022) In memory of Dr. Ermanno Grinzato: a landmark in Quantitative InfraRed Thermography

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue (SI) is dedicated to Dr. Ermanno Grinzato (National Research Council, Padua, Italy) who was widely recognized, amongst the thermography and non-destructive testing (NDT) communities, as a leading person. He attended the QIRT (Quantitative InfraRed Thermography) Conference from the first edition, becoming soon a member of the Steering Committee. A great part of his work was dedicated to the use of InfraRed Thermography (IRT) in the evaluation of works of art, especially regarding detection of humidity in walls of historical buildings, splittings of frescoes and of buried structures. In this field, he has been recognized worldwide as an initiator and a reference scientist. During the last part of his life, he was mainly involved within the use of thermography for the evaluation of: a) heat transfer in carbon steel-based materials, b) thermophysical parameters in buildings, and c) thermal conditions in indoor environments.

He was the pioneer in the use of a special ancillary device called IRpsicro and a dedicated procedure allowing the measurement of the air temperature, relative humidity and speed of wind using only IRT. Still today, he is considered a landmark for in situ dynamic IRT tests in the monitoring of historical buildings.

Finally, “he was a very amiable person, with a great sense of humor, especially in social life, and capable of motivating his collaborators, inspiring enthusiasm for new achievements and promoting new ideas”. [Paolo Bison (2012): Dr. Ermanno Grinzato (1952–2012), Quantitative InfraRed
Thermography Journal, 9:2, 101-102]

Dr Ermanno Grinzato passed away in 2012, i.e. 10 years ago. This SI aims to keep alive in the scientific community the memory of Dr. Grinzato by focalizing the attention on his main research activities, i.e.:

  • the use of infrared thermography in the evaluation of works of art, especially regarding detection of humidity in walls of ancient buildings, detachments of frescoes and of inner structures;
  • the use of innovative technologies helping IR data collection;
  • the use of IRT for mapping heat fluxes, air velocity and relative humidity in buildings, to guarantee comfortable indoor thermal conditions within both living and working rooms.
  • the use of IRT for emissivity measurements and detection of impact damage in composite materials.

On the subjects above-mentioned, the Guest Editors will invite distinguished researchers to contribute with scientific manuscripts, although the SI is open to all colleagues deeply and exclusively involved in the Quantitative InfraRed Thermography (QIRT) field.

Submission Instructions

All submitted manuscripts will be subjected to initial appraisal by the Editor-in-Chief, and, if found suitable for further consideration, they will be assigned to the Editor in charge who will invite two independent, anonymous expert Referees. All peer reviews are blind. Original researches, Review articles and Short Communications are more than welcome. The main criteria for acceptance are the quality and originality of the contribution. The correct "special issue title” must be selected when submitting the manuscripts to ScholarOne.

For more information on submitting contributions, please visit the Instructions for Authors page of Quantitative InfraRed Thermography Journal.

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