Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1983 12:00 AM

Description

The electric current perturbation (ECP) method1–4 consists of inducing or injecting an electric current flow in the material to be examined and then detecting localized perturbations of the magnetic flux associated with current flow around material defects such as cracks or inclusions. Empirically, ECP data has shown strong correlations among certain signal features and crack size characteristics, and thus promises to be a useful method for quantitative NDE. To aid in the further development of the method, the objectives of the work reported in this paper are (1) to develop a mathematical model of the ECP flux distribution for a half-penny crack, (2) to determine the degree of validity of the model through comparisons with experimental data, and (3) to develop a detailed theory of sizing relationships for half-penny cracks.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

2B

Chapter

Section 19: Eddy Currents

Pages

1237-1254

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-3706-5_80

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Electric Current Perturbation Calculations for Half-Penny Cracks

La Jolla, CA

The electric current perturbation (ECP) method1–4 consists of inducing or injecting an electric current flow in the material to be examined and then detecting localized perturbations of the magnetic flux associated with current flow around material defects such as cracks or inclusions. Empirically, ECP data has shown strong correlations among certain signal features and crack size characteristics, and thus promises to be a useful method for quantitative NDE. To aid in the further development of the method, the objectives of the work reported in this paper are (1) to develop a mathematical model of the ECP flux distribution for a half-penny crack, (2) to determine the degree of validity of the model through comparisons with experimental data, and (3) to develop a detailed theory of sizing relationships for half-penny cracks.