Rectangular wave eddy current testing using for imaging of backside defects of steel plates

Teruyoshi Sasayama, Wataru Yoshimura, Keiji Enpuku

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Accurate, easy, and fast inspection of defects on the backside of thick steel plates is essential for the maintenance of infrastructures. Low frequency eddy current testing (LF-ECT) is a promising method to detect defects of the backside of steel plates, with a thickness of approximately 10 mm. However, it is possible that the signal from the backside defect is smaller than that from the surface magnetic noise, causing difficulty identifying the backside defect. In this study, we propose a method to reduce the surface noise by employing a square wave inverter to generate a harmonic signal (rectangular wave ECT, or RECT), and the result demonstrates that the surface noise is successfully reduced using the harmonic signal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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