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2016 12:00 AM

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The guided waves, especially Lamb waves, due to its longer propagation, lower loss and higher efficiency and sensitivity, are widely used in various kinds of thin layer structure test-ing (for example plates, pipelines and tanks). Electromagnetic ultrasonic Lamb waves testing combining the characteristics of Electromagnetic ultrasonic testing and guided waves, which has a better application prospect. Unfortunately, Lamb waves possess the multi-modes char-acteristic: several different modes propagate in the specimen simultaneous. Moreover, all of the modes of lamb waves are dispersive. Both make the received signals so complex and messy that the echo signals of the flaws might be difficult or even impossible to interpret in the practical application. In this paper, according to the characteristics of electromagnetic ul-trasonic excitation and combining with the structure of the double transducer and the method of phase cancellation [1,2], the characteristics of single lamb waves were studied by theory and simulation methods.

The simulation results show that the structure of the double transducers can completely eliminates a mode and enhances another to excite single-mode. The single-mode exciting re-duces the difficulty of the subsequent signal analysis and processing, which provides reliable information for the practical application of detecting flaws. This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51077036, 51207105, 51307043) and Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (E2016202260).

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Finite Element Analysis for the Inhibition of EMAT Lamb Waves Multimode

The guided waves, especially Lamb waves, due to its longer propagation, lower loss and higher efficiency and sensitivity, are widely used in various kinds of thin layer structure test-ing (for example plates, pipelines and tanks). Electromagnetic ultrasonic Lamb waves testing combining the characteristics of Electromagnetic ultrasonic testing and guided waves, which has a better application prospect. Unfortunately, Lamb waves possess the multi-modes char-acteristic: several different modes propagate in the specimen simultaneous. Moreover, all of the modes of lamb waves are dispersive. Both make the received signals so complex and messy that the echo signals of the flaws might be difficult or even impossible to interpret in the practical application. In this paper, according to the characteristics of electromagnetic ul-trasonic excitation and combining with the structure of the double transducer and the method of phase cancellation [1,2], the characteristics of single lamb waves were studied by theory and simulation methods.

The simulation results show that the structure of the double transducers can completely eliminates a mode and enhances another to excite single-mode. The single-mode exciting re-duces the difficulty of the subsequent signal analysis and processing, which provides reliable information for the practical application of detecting flaws. This work is supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (51077036, 51207105, 51307043) and Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (E2016202260).