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Title: A pulsed eddy current system for flaw detection using an encircling coil on a steel pipe
Authors: Majidnia, S
Rudlin, J
Nilavalan, R
Keywords: Pulsed eddy current;Non-destructive testing;Defect detection;Finite element method;Encircling coil;Corrosion under insulation
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: First International Conference on Welding and Non Destructive Testing (ICWNDT2014), Karaj-Alborz –Iran, (25-26 February 2014)
Abstract: Conventional eddy current techniques have been used to a great extent for detection of surface breaking defects in conductive materials. However, detection of sub-surface defects is limited due to skin effect phenomena and material properties. Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) techniques excite the probe’s driving coil with a repetitive broadband pulse, usually a square wave. The resulting transient current through the coil induces transient eddy currents in the test piece, these pulses consist of a broad frequency spectrum, and the reflected signal contains important depth information. The work in this paper employs COMSOL Multiphysics, the finite element (FE) modelling software, to investigate the behaviour of a new encircling probe design. This work involves modelling of an encircling coil around a steel pipe with high lift-off to simulate insulation. The 3D modelling of the coil wrapped around a steel pipe was employed and surface breaking discontinuities were modelled. The simulation of these scenarios provided essential information about the behaviour of this probe design.
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