This paper describes research on crack shape reconstruction in ferromagnetic materials using a novel fast numerical simulation method. The fast numerical method developed here, which can treat ferromagnetic materials, is an extension of a precomputed database approach based on the reduced magnetic vector potential method. It provides a fast forward simulator that is about 80 times faster than a conventional one, even in the case of ferromagnetic materials, without losing accuracy. The fast simulator is applied to the inverse problem of eddy current testing (ECT), crack shape reconstruction, and results of some electric discharge machining (EDM) cracks on a ferromagnetic plate are shown.
- Eddy current testing
- Ferromagnetic material
- Inverse problem
- Precomputed database approach
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering