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Pulsed Eddy Current (PEC) NDT has played a vital role in detection and classification of the surface and sub-surface defects in conductive structures. Normally, it uses peak values of the acquired transient field signals, and the combination of the feature values of the time of the peak to identify flaws with the help of Principal Component Analysis (PCA). However, it is found that the random noise undermines the classification results, because PCA works robustly only in the time domain. In the light of this drawback, the fundamental and the first-harmonic components are investigated and taken as the new feature values in the frequency domain. Through the analysis of the feature values in both time and frequency domains, the influence of random noise is mitigated. Consequently, surface defects, subsurface defects and metal thickness changes are classified with much higher identification accuracy.
Author(s): Wang HT, Zhang BQ, Tian GY, Zhou DQ, Wang P, Li Y
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
Print publication date: 01/01/2010
ISSN (print): 1383-5416
ISSN (electronic): 1875-8800
Publisher: IOS Press
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