Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1981 12:00 AM

Description

An electromagnetic NDE technique for measuring the crack opening displacement of surface fatigue cracks is described. A ferromagnetic resonance probe utilizing yttrium-iron-garnet was used to induce eddy currents in an aluminum plate. The crack opening disolacement of a semi-elliptical fatigue crack evaluated at the surface was measured optically at several values of bending stress on the specimen. A technique is presented which allows the crack depth to be calculated from the measured COD at a given stress. The relative phase and magnitude of input vs. output signal to and from the resonating YIG sphere was recorded during the interaction of the FMR probe eddy currents and the fatigue crack. A method is shown to extract quantitative information from these signals and to correlate this information with the crack opening displacement.

Book Title

Proceedings of the ARPA/AFML Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE

Chapter

15. Electromagnetic Techniques

Pages

493-497

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Measurement of Surface Crack Opening Displacements Using Microwave Frequency Eddy Currents

La Jolla, CA

An electromagnetic NDE technique for measuring the crack opening displacement of surface fatigue cracks is described. A ferromagnetic resonance probe utilizing yttrium-iron-garnet was used to induce eddy currents in an aluminum plate. The crack opening disolacement of a semi-elliptical fatigue crack evaluated at the surface was measured optically at several values of bending stress on the specimen. A technique is presented which allows the crack depth to be calculated from the measured COD at a given stress. The relative phase and magnitude of input vs. output signal to and from the resonating YIG sphere was recorded during the interaction of the FMR probe eddy currents and the fatigue crack. A method is shown to extract quantitative information from these signals and to correlate this information with the crack opening displacement.