Measurement of Material Constants for the Surface Impedance Boundary Condition

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1991
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Lewis, A.
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The alternating current field measurement (acfm) technique of crack detection and measurement in metals is described elsewhere in these proceedings by Lugg [1] and by Dover [2]. In common with many eddy-current crack inspection probes, acfm probes are usually operated at a frequency f such that the electromagnetic skin-depth (1) δ=(μ,μ0σπf)−1/2 is much smaller than the depth of a significant crack. In this formula μr is the relative magnetic permeability of the test piece and σ its electric conductivity. Such thin-skin fields near a surface-breaking fatigue crack, with a uniform incident field, have been calculated by using a modified surface impedance boundary condition which includes a line source of magnetic flux to model the effect of the crack [3], [4].

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