A new method to calculate impedance signal in Eddy Current Testing(ECT) for a tube with surface cracks is developed using the two dimensional T-method (current vector potential method). Three dimensional current flow around a surface crack is approximated by introducing quasi conductivity in the crack region. Further a final matrix relating the current vector potentials on the crack surface with neighboring potentials is obtained by decreasing the width of the crack to zero and then the elements in the crack region are not necessary any longer. The numerical results show good agreement with the experimental ones, which indicates the validity of the method proposed here and the possibility to design more efficient probe of the ECT using the code.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering