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Flaw Detection And Quantification For Ferromagnetic Steels Using Pulsed Eddy Current Techniques And Magnetization

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP030331

Volume

44

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

405 kb

Author(s)

A. sophian, G.Y. Tian, D. Taylor & J. Rudlin

Abstract

Steel is an important industrial material and is used in various structures. Nondestructive testing (NDT) is required to make sure that these structures meet the safety requirements and function as intended. Eddy current technique (ECT) is one of NDT techniques used for steel inspection. The use of ECT in steel inspection is generally, however, limited due to skin effect and magnetic property variations, particularly in sub-surface defect detection and quantification. Ths paper shows how DC magnetic saturation improves the sensitivity of pulsed eddy current (PEC) sensors in steel inspection and the theory behmd it. Based on a modelling, a practical study has illustrated the advantages of the approach. A wavelet-based feature extraction developed from our previous work ha

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