Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-1998

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

83

Issue

11

First Page

6353

Last Page

6355

DOI

10.1063/1.367844

Abstract

Fatigue can affect the magnetic properties of materials due to microstructural changes. Previous investigations have shown that several structure sensitive magnetic properties, such as coercivityHc and remanenceBr, changed systematically as a result of fatigue. When approaching failure the accumulated changes in microstructure resulted in the occurrence of fatigue cracks and the magnetic properties showed dramatic changes which mainly resulted from the geometrical changes in samples due to the cracks. It was found that the remanenceBr followed the changes in stress, while the coercivityHc sometimes showed different trends. In this article the influence of the size and the position of a fatigue crack on magnetic field and magnetic induction were studied using finite element modeling. Models were constructed to simulate the geometry of the test sample and sensor. It was found that, for a given coil current in the exciting coil, the magnetic induction was mainly determined by the geometry of the crack, while the magnetic field was influenced by both the size and the position of the crack.

Comments

The following article appeared in Journal of Applied Physics 83 (1998): 6353 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.367844.

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American Institute of Physics

Language

en

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