Eddy current testing is one of the most extensively used non-destructive techniques for inspecting electrically conductive materials at very high speeds that does not require any contact between the test piece and the sensor. Some of the most common non-destructive techniques are electromagnetic, ultrasonic and liquid penetrant testing. Electromagnetic methods such as eddy current, magnetic particle or radiographic and ultrasonic methods all introduce electromagnetic or sound waves into the inspected material in order to extract its properties. Penetrant liquid techniques can detect cracks in the test material by using either fluorescent or non-fluorescent dyes.
In addition to these methods, scientists such as Shujuan et al. The principle of the eddy current technique is based on the interaction between a magnetic field source and the test material. This interaction induces eddy currents in the test piece . Scientists can detect the presence of very small cracks by monitoring changes in the eddy current flow .
Eddy current testing is especially fast at automatically inspecting semi-finished products such as wires, bars, tubes or profiles in production lines. Eddy current testing permits crack detection in a large variety of conductive materials, either ferromagnetic or non-ferromagnetic, whereas other non-destructive techniques such as the magnetic particle method are limited to ferromagnetic metals. Another advantage of the eddy current method over other techniques is that inspection can be implemented without any direct physical contact between the sensor and the inspected piece. In addition, a wide variety of inspections and measurements may be performed with the eddy current methods that are beyond the scope of other techniques. Measurements of non-conductive coating thickness and conductivity can be done. Conductivity is related to the composition and heat treatment of the test material.
Since the 1950s the role of eddy current testing has developed increasingly in the testing of materials, especially in the aircraft and nuclear industries . The extensive research and development in highly sensitive eddy current sensors and instruments over the last sixty years indicates that eddy current testing is currently a widely used inspection technique. This paper presents the basis of non-destructive eddy current testing and provides an overview of the research conducted by many authors who continue to develop this technique. The fundamentals of eddy current inspection and the main variables of this technique are presented in Sections 2 and 3. Section 4 reviews the state-of-the-art sensors and research. Section 5 reviews the state of modern equipment, and Section 6 presents the applications and research trends of eddy current inspection.
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A transformer model is presented to demonstrate the fundamentals of eddy current induction and the impedance changes that occur in coil sensors. When an alternating current energizes a coil, it creates a time-varying magnetic field. The magnetic lines of flux tend to be concentrated at the center of the coil. Faraday discovered that a time-varying magnetic induction flux density induces currents in an electrical conductor. 0 approaches an electrically conductive non-ferromagnetic material, the primary alternating magnetic field penetrates the material and generates continuous and circular eddy currents. The induced currents flowing within the test piece generate a secondary magnetic field that tends to oppose the primary magnetic field, as shown in Figure 1.
When a conductive test material approaches the energized coil probe, eddy currents appear on the test piece. Eddy currents create a secondary field that interacts with the primary field. Coil impedance is a two-dimensional variable, and the real and imaginary parts can be represented on an impedance plane. The X-axis plots the real part of impedance, and the Y-axis represents the imaginary part.
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