Numerical Simulation of Non-Destructive Remote Field Eddy Current Testing of Rolled Metal Tubes

Авторы: Efimov A.G., Kuzelev N.R., Martyanov E.V., Kanter B.M., Shubochkin A.E. Опубликовано: 17.10.2019
Опубликовано в выпуске: #5(128)/2019  

DOI: 10.18698/0236-3941-2019-5-46-55

Раздел: Машиностроение и машиноведение | Рубрика: Машины, агрегаты и технологические процессы  
Ключевые слова: non-destructive testing, electromagnetic testing, eddy current testing, remote field eddy current testing, tubes defectoscopy, numerical simulation

The first publications describing the physical principles of the non-destructive remote field eddy current testing method appeared about 30 years ago. This method allows to significantly expand the field of application of eddy current testing. However, due to the lack of a theoretical justification, this method did not get widespread use around the world. Domestic publications in this area are completely absent, and the descriptions given in few foreign publications often contradict each other. There are no results of full-scale simulation using numerical methods in available domestic and foreign sources. The distinctive feature of this method under consideration is the ability of detecting defects on the external (with respect to the eddy current transducer) side of the tested object, which is impossible for the classical eddy current method due to the limited eddy current penetration depth. The basics of the method were considered, the distinctive features were presented, and the advantages and disadvantages of remote field eddy current testing of metals were pointed out. A numerical simulation with the subsequent analysis of the obtained results has been carried out, the transducer design for remote field eddy current testing is given. The influence of various factors on the change in the added voltage of the signal coil of the eddy current transducer in the presence of a defect in the external wall of the tube was considered. Expressions that determine the optimal ratio of the diameters of the transducer and the tested product were obtained. The values of the test parameters and the limiting wall thickness of the tested ferromagnetic product were determined


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