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A QUASI-ANALYTICAL MODEL FOR REMOTE FIELD EDDY CURRENT INSPECTION

By A. Musolino, R. Rizzo, and E. Tripodi

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Abstract:
The Remote Field Eddy Current (RFEC) method is widely used to inspect both ferrous and nonferrous metal tubes when internal access is the only possible way of inspection. An axisymmetric quasi-analytical model is presented in this paper in order to simulate the behavior of a RFEC system during its operation. The proposed model, based on the application of the Fourier Transform in space, is able to take into account the finite length of the excitation coil, fed by an AC current, and the relative movement between the RFEC system and the wall tube. Numerical simulations based on integral formulations and experimental measurements were used to validate the proposed quasi-analytical model.

Citation:
A. Musolino, R. Rizzo, and E. Tripodi, "A Quasi-Analytical Model for Remote Field Eddy Current Inspection," Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 26, 237-249, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERM12091108

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