Magnetic Flux Leakage Testing of Reverse Side Wall-Thinning by Using Very Low Strength Magnetization

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This study focused on the very low-field region of the initial magnetization curve and developed a method to inspect and evaluate reverse side wall-thinning on a ferromagnetic test object by using very low strength magnetized magnetic flux leakage testing. The principle of the method was derived based on the magnetic circuit theory, and a parameter named as differential magnetic-leaking reluctivity was found to be a linear function of the remaining thickness of a ferromagnetic steel plate with thinning on the reverse side. This approach was verified by electromagnetic numerical simulation, and highly sensitive magneto-impedance sensor utilized measurements. Preliminary measurements demonstrated that it is possible to measure and estimate the thicknesses of ferromagnetic plates using very low-level magnetized magnetic flux leakage testing, suggesting the applicability of using this approach to inspect and evaluate over a sufficiently large area reverse side thinning.

Original languageEnglish
Article number31
JournalJournal of Nondestructive Evaluation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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