Investigation of numerical precision of 3-D RFECT signal simulations

Mihai Rebican, Zhenmao Chen, Noritaka Yusa, Kenzo Miya, Tetsuya Uchimoto, Toshiyuki Takagi

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This paper evaluates the numerical precision of a three-dimensional A r method with edge-based finite elements in the simulation of remote field eddy-current testing of a ferromagnetic tube. The method is employed with a suitable formula for the electromotive force signal calculation in magnetic materials. Using a supercomputer, analyses of the mesh division effect on numerical precision are carried out to find out the proper mesh conditions for signal simulations of 3-D defects. Good agreements of the simulated signals with experimental ones are obtained using this method with an acceptable computational resource. In this way, the 3-D simulation of remote field eddy-current testing signals for a magnetic tube has become possible in practical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1968-1971
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May


  • 3-D defects
  • Edge elements method
  • Remote field eddy-current technique
  • Signal calculation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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