Event Title

Fast Finite Element Solution for a Long Rectangular Surface Coil Placed Above a Flawed Layered Half Space

Location

Snowbird, UT, USA

Start Date

1-1-1999 12:00 AM

Description

To analyze the interaction between an eddy current coil and a flaw, one generally needs to solve a three-dimensional vector diffusion equation, which is an involved task. Whenever possible, means to use instead two- and one-dimensional models are sought. The electromagnetic field of an eddy current surface coil often can be calculated through the spatial frequency analysis. Transforming the diffusion equation and boundary conditions into the spatial frequency domain, solution can be calculated using inverse transforms when the response at any spatial frequency is determined. The behavior of a long rectangular surface coil placed perpendicularly above a long surface breaking crack in a conductive layered half space, has been analyzed with this method. The interaction of a plane wave of spatial frequency a with a long flaw in a conductive half space represents a 2D problem. Solving the transformed diffusion equation with the finite element method (FEM) for a numbers of spatial frequencies, and carrying out the inverse transform, a good agreement between theory and experiment was obtained. As has been shown elsewhere, even a single main spatial frequency gives a reasonably good approximation. The two-dimensional FEM solution is performed for the two-component vector magnetic potential and the scalar electric potential. The system of algebraic equations was obtained using Galerkin weak formulation for the transformed diffusion equation, and solved using various numeric methods. The technique was validated at 100 MHz using long rectangular surface coils a set of austenitic stainless .steel samples coated with 60 and 100 µm tin layers, containing 500 µm deep EDM notches.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

18A

Chapter

Chapter 2: Electromagnetic, Thermal, and X-Ray Techniques

Section

Eddy Current Modelling

Pages

531-537

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-4791-4_67

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Fast Finite Element Solution for a Long Rectangular Surface Coil Placed Above a Flawed Layered Half Space

Snowbird, UT, USA

To analyze the interaction between an eddy current coil and a flaw, one generally needs to solve a three-dimensional vector diffusion equation, which is an involved task. Whenever possible, means to use instead two- and one-dimensional models are sought. The electromagnetic field of an eddy current surface coil often can be calculated through the spatial frequency analysis. Transforming the diffusion equation and boundary conditions into the spatial frequency domain, solution can be calculated using inverse transforms when the response at any spatial frequency is determined. The behavior of a long rectangular surface coil placed perpendicularly above a long surface breaking crack in a conductive layered half space, has been analyzed with this method. The interaction of a plane wave of spatial frequency a with a long flaw in a conductive half space represents a 2D problem. Solving the transformed diffusion equation with the finite element method (FEM) for a numbers of spatial frequencies, and carrying out the inverse transform, a good agreement between theory and experiment was obtained. As has been shown elsewhere, even a single main spatial frequency gives a reasonably good approximation. The two-dimensional FEM solution is performed for the two-component vector magnetic potential and the scalar electric potential. The system of algebraic equations was obtained using Galerkin weak formulation for the transformed diffusion equation, and solved using various numeric methods. The technique was validated at 100 MHz using long rectangular surface coils a set of austenitic stainless .steel samples coated with 60 and 100 µm tin layers, containing 500 µm deep EDM notches.