Journal or Book Title
Journal of Applied Physics
The effects of design parameters for optimizing the performance of sensors for magneticBarkhausen emission measurement are presented. This study was performed using finite element analysis. The design parameters investigated include core material, core-tip curvature, core length, and pole spacing. Considering a combination of permeability and saturation magnetization, iron was selected as the core material among other materials investigated. Although a flat core-tip would result in higher magnetic flux concentration in the test specimen, a curved core-tip is preferred. The sensor-to-specimen coupling is thereby improved especially for materials with different surface geometries. Smaller pole spacing resulted in higher flux concentration.
American Institute of Physics
Prabhu Gaunkar, Neelam G.; Kypris, Orfeas; Nlebedim, I. C.; and Jiles, David C., "Optimization of sensor design for Barkhausen noise measurement using finite element analysis" (2014). Electrical and Computer Engineering Publications. 13.