Electromagnetic pulsed thermography for natural cracks inspection

Gao, Yunlai, Tian, Gui Yun, Wang, Ping, Wang, Haitao, Gao, Bin, Woo, Wai Lok and Li, Kongjing (2017) Electromagnetic pulsed thermography for natural cracks inspection. Scientific Reports, 7. p. 42073. ISSN 2045-2322

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Abstract

Emerging integrated sensing and monitoring of material degradation and cracks are increasingly required for characterizing the structural integrity and safety of infrastructure. However, most conventional nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods are based on single modality sensing which is not adequate to evaluate structural integrity and natural cracks. This paper proposed electromagnetic pulsed thermography for fast and comprehensive defect characterization. It hybrids multiple physical phenomena i.e. magnetic flux leakage, induced eddy current and induction heating linking to physics as well as signal processing algorithms to provide abundant information of material properties and defects. New features are proposed using 1st derivation that reflects multiphysics spatial and temporal behaviors to enhance the detection of cracks with different orientations. Promising results that robust to lift-off changes and invariant features for artificial and natural cracks detection have been demonstrated that the proposed method significantly improves defect detectability. It opens up multiphysics sensing and integrated NDE with potential impact for natural understanding and better quantitative evaluation of natural cracks including stress corrosion crack (SCC) and rolling contact fatigue (RCF).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2019 15:23
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2019 15:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38577

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