Automatic discrimination of stress corrosion and fatigue cracks using eddy current testing

Stéphane Perrin, Noritaka Yusa, Kenzo Miya

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This paper presents a methodology using Eddy Current Testing (ECT) for the discrimination of two types of cracks commonly found in Japanese nuclear power plants: Stress Corrosion Cracks (SCCs) and Fatigue Cracks (FCs). The discrimination is based on the extraction of relevant features that are classified using two classifiers. These classifiers are trained with simulated features and tested with experimental ones. More meaningful results with regard to the discrimination problem are obtained through the introduction of a so-called cautious classifier.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation (X)
EditorsSeiki Takahashi, Hiroaki Kikuchi
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameStudies in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
ISSN (Print)1383-7281
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8322


  • Automatic Classification
  • Cautious Classifier
  • Fatigue Cracks
  • Features Extraction
  • Stress Corrosion Cracks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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