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Doug Burleigh

La Jolla Cove Consulting
San Diego, CA
Mr. Doug Burleigh received a B.S. degree in Physics and an M.S. degree in Applied Physics (Materials) from Penn State University. He has been working in the aerospace industry for over 30 years. He was a pioneer in the use of infrared thermography for nondestructive testing (NDT) of composites and has been involved in this application for over 25 years.
He has been the conference chairman six times for the annual Thermosense conference on Infrared Applications, sponsored by SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers). He originated and serves annually as the Chairman of the NDT & Materials Evaluation session of the Thermosense conference. His work experience includes the development of NDT methods and development programs for General Dynamics Space Systems Division, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, TRW, NASA, USA (United Space Alliance), Goodrich Aerostructures and others.
Mr. Burleigh’s infrared work has included the NDT of composite and metal structures used on space launch vehicles (Atlas, Titan, Centaur, Space Shuttle and X-33), satellites, commercial airliners, private planes, helicopters, America’s Cup racing yachts and other boats, composite reinforcements applied to concrete civil structures, and oil pipelines. Doug is certified as Level 3 by ASNT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing) in Thermal/Infrared inspection and has published over 50 technical papers.
PublicationsThermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIX (SPIE Conference Volume)
Editors: Bison, Paolo, Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 7 July 2017
Pulsed thermal NDT in tables, figures, and formulas (Technical Article)
Authors: Vavilov, V., Burleigh, D.
Published: 12 May 2015
Infrared evaluation of insulated pipelines to detect water that could cause Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) (Technical Article)
Authors: Burleigh, Douglas, Sanders, H. Allen
Published: 18 May 2012
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIV (Technical Article)
Editors: Burleigh, Douglas, Stockton, Gregory
Published: 18 May 2012
Thermosense XXXI (Technical Article)Thermosense XXXI (SPIE Conference Volume)
Editors: Dinwiddie, Ralph, Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 23 April 2009
Thermosense XXX (Technical Article)Thermosense XXX (SPIE Conference Volume)
Editors: Burleigh, Douglas, Vavilov, Vladimir
Published: 16 March 2008
Determining thermal diffusivity components in thick anisotropic composites by IR thermography (Technical Article)
Authors: Vavilov, Vladimir, Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 18 April 2006
Thermosense XXVII (Technical Article)Thermosense XXVII (SPIE Conference Volume)
Editors: Miles, Jonathan, Burleigh, Douglas, Peacock, G. Raymond
Published: 28 March 2005
Thermosense XXVI (Technical Article)
Editors: Peacock, G. Raymond, Burleigh, Douglas, Cramer, K. Elliott
Published: 12 April 2004
Advanced modeling of thermal NDT problems: from buried landmines to defects in composites (Technical Article)
Authors: Vavilov, Vladimir, Burleigh, Douglas, et al.
Published: 15 March 2002
Portable combined thermography/shearography NDT system for inspecting large composite structures (Technical Article)
Authors: Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 15 March 2002
Thermographic testing used on the X-33 space launch vehicle program by BFGoodrich Aerospace (Technical Article)
Authors: Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 19 March 1999
Thermal nondestructive testing (TNDT) of adhesively bonded composite reinforcements applied to concrete civil structures (Technical Article)
Authors: Burleigh, Douglas, Bohner, Richard
Published: 1 February 1999
Thermosense XIX: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Technical Article)
Editors: Burleigh, Douglas, Wurzbach, Richard
Published: 4 April 1997
Thermosense XVIII: An International Conference on Thermal Sensing and Imaging Diagnostic Applications (Technical Article)
Editors: Maclachlan Spicer, Jane, Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 15 March 1996
Practical aspects of thermal nondestructive testing (Technical Article)
Authors: Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 15 March 1996
Thermographic nondestructive testing (TNDT) of honeycomb composite structural parts of Atlas space launch vehicles (Technical Article)
Authors: Burleigh, Douglas, Kuhns, David, et al.
Published: 21 March 1994
Thermographic techniques for arc-jet testing (Technical Article)Thermographic techniques for arc-jet testing (SPIE Conference Proceeding)
Authors: White, Susan, Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 6 April 1993
Thermographic analysis of the anisotropy in the thermal conductivity of composite materials (Technical Article)
Authors: Burleigh, Douglas, De La Torre, William
Published: 1 March 1991
Numerical modeling of thermographic nondestructive testing for graphite epoxy laminates (Technical Article)
Authors: Cowell, Scott, Burleigh, Douglas
Published: 1 March 1990