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A theoretical and computational model of eddy-current probes incorporating volume integral and conjugate gradient methods

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3 Author(s)
Bowler, J.R. ; Sabbagh Associates, Bloomington, IN, USA ; Sabbagh, L. ; Sabbagh, H.

A general three-dimensional computational model of ferrite-core eddy-current probes has been developed for research and design studies in nondestructive evaluation. The model is based on a volume integral approach for finding the magnetization of the ferrite core excited by an AC-current-carrying coil in the presence of a conducting workpiece. Using the moment method, the integral equation is approximated by a matrix equation and solved using conjugate gradient techniques. Illustrative results are presented showing the impedance characteristics and field distributions for practical eddy-current probe configurations

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 3 )