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The research on the flaw classification and identification of the PEC NDT technology

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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.

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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

Year: 2010

Volume: 33

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 1343-1349

Print publication date: 01/01/2010

ISSN (print): 1383-5416

ISSN (electronic): 1875-8800

Publisher: IOS Press


DOI: 10.3233/JAE-2010-1259


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NUAA innovation lab
50907032National Science Fund of China
BE2009051Jiangsu science and Technology office
BE2009162Jiangsu science and Technology office
SBK201022970Jiangsu science and Technology office