Eddy current inspection of weld defects in tubingAn approach using differential probes for the inspection of weld defects in tubing is studied. Finite element analysis is used to model the weld regions and defects. Impedance plane signals are predicted for different weld defect types and compared wherever possible with signals from actual welds in tubing. Results show that detection and sizing of defects in tubing is possible using differential eddy current techniques. The phase angle of the impedance plane trajectory gives a good indication of the sizing of the crack. Data on the type of defect can be obtained from the shape of the impedance plane trajectory and the phase. Depending on the skin depth, detection of outer wall, inner wall, and subsurface defects is possible.
Katragadda, G. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Lord, W. (Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames, United States)
August 15, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: Review of progress in quantitative nondestructive evaluation. Vol. 11B; Proceedings of the 18th Annual Review, Brunswick, ME, July 28-Aug. 2, 1991 (A93-19582 06-38)