Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1998 12:00 AM

Description

In the eddy current inspection of multi-layered structures in aircrafts, the detection of flaws in the subsurface layers is a significant challenge and requires very sensitive probes. These flaws are often present in the vicinity of edges of the structures and hence the inspection probe should also be capable of discriminating the defect signal from the edge signal. Edges in samples under inspection give rise to very large eddy current signals thereby masking any signals that the probe may detect from a flaw close to the edge. This is referred to as the edge effect, differential flux signal on inside and outside of the driver coil. A thin ferromagnetic shield around the probe coil is included to enhance the sensitivity of this probe.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

17A

Chapter

Chapter 4: NDE Sensors and Fields

Section

Electromagnetic Sensors

Pages

1051-1058

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-5339-7_136

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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A Modified Differential Pickup Reflection Probe

La Jolla, CA

In the eddy current inspection of multi-layered structures in aircrafts, the detection of flaws in the subsurface layers is a significant challenge and requires very sensitive probes. These flaws are often present in the vicinity of edges of the structures and hence the inspection probe should also be capable of discriminating the defect signal from the edge signal. Edges in samples under inspection give rise to very large eddy current signals thereby masking any signals that the probe may detect from a flaw close to the edge. This is referred to as the edge effect, differential flux signal on inside and outside of the driver coil. A thin ferromagnetic shield around the probe coil is included to enhance the sensitivity of this probe.