Patent Number: 8,717,440

Title: Method for evaluating mechanical tests of a coating

Abstract: In a method for evaluating mechanical tests of a coating on a substrate, in a first step a mechanical stress is applied onto the coating, in a second step the substrate having the coating is isothermally clamped, in a third step an infrared photograph is generated of the region in which the mechanical stress is applied onto the coating in the first step, and in a fourth step the infrared photograph is evaluated. A device is arranged for carrying out the method.

Inventors: Wagner; Eva (Bad-Durkheim, DE), Brinz; Thomas (Bissingen A.D. Teck, DE), Geiger; Thomas (Walddorfhaeslach, DE), Lewis; Jane (Wales, GB), Tiefenbacher; Markus (Fellbach-Schmiden, DE), Burk; Tobias (Tuebingen, DE), Koltzenburg; Sebastian (Dannstadt, DE), Schrof; Wolfgang (Neuleiningen, DE)

Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH

International Classification: H04N 7/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018