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Thickness measurement using liftoff point of intersection in pulsed eddy current responses for elimination of liftoff effect

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mengbao Fan, Dr Binghua Cao, Professor Gui Yun TianORCiD, Dr Wei Li


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Pulsed eddy current (PEC) responses would intersect at a point for a nonferrous plate when only liftoff distance is varied. In this paper, the behaviors of liftoff point of intersection (LOI) points due to a plate with varying conductivity and thickness were investigated and interpreted in physics by means of simulations and experiments. LOI points result from the invariance of the phase spectrum of PEC responses to liftoff effect, and the time of LOI points would increase with an increase of phase spectrum. Subsequently, the signatures of LOI points were compared with the peak heights and time to peaks of PEC signals and their derivatives. The results demonstrate that the signatures of LOI points possess the comparable performances in terms of sensitivity, linearity and measurement range. Moreover, the signatures of LOI points are immune to liftoff variations in nature, which shall enhance the accuracy and reliability of PEC evaluation.

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Author(s): Fan MB, Cao BH, Tian GY, Ye B, Li W

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical

Year: 2016

Volume: 251

Pages: 66-74

Print publication date: 01/11/2016

Online publication date: 06/10/2016

Acceptance date: 04/10/2016

ISSN (print): 0924-4247

Publisher: Elsevier Science

URL: .

DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2016.10.003


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Funder referenceFunder name
Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions
China Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education
China University of Mining and Technology
2013QNA47Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities
51307172National Natural Science Foundation of China
51465024National Natural Science Foundation of China
51677187National Natural Science Foundation of China
APCLI1404Key Laboratory of Advanced Process Control for Light Industry (Ministry of Education)
ZBZZ-041Six Talent Peaks Project in Jiangsu Province