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Pulsed Eddy Current Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation: A Review

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© Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017 Pulsed eddy current (PEC) non-destructive testing and evaluation (NDT&E) has been around for some time and it is still attracting extensive attention from researchers around the globe, which can be witnessed through the reports reviewed in this paper. Thanks to its richness of spectral components, various applications of this technique have been proposed and reported in the literature covering both structural integrity inspection and material characterization in various industrial sectors. To support its development and for better understanding of the phenomena around the transient induced eddy currents, attempts for its modelling both analytically and numerically have been made by researchers around the world. This review is an attempt to capture the state-of-the-art development and applications of PEC, especially in the last 15 years and it is not intended to be exhaustive. Future challenges and opportunities for PEC NDT&E are also presented.

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Author(s): Sophian A, Tian G, Fan M

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering

Year: 2017

Volume: 30

Issue: 3

Pages: 500-514

Print publication date: 01/05/2017

Online publication date: 17/04/2017

Acceptance date: 28/03/2017

ISSN (print): 1000-9345

ISSN (electronic): 2192-8258

Publisher: Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society


DOI: 10.1007/s10033-017-0122-4