2 June 2014 Pipe inspection system using a polarized transverse wave EMAT
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Proceedings Volume 9234, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2013 and Twelfth Asian Conference on Experimental Mechanics; 92340S (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2053185
Event: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2013 and the Twelfth Asian Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
Abstract
The conventional non-destructive inspection of a pipe by an ultrasonic wave has low inspection efficiency because it is a technique that uses a longitudinal wave or transverse wave which propagates in the thickness direction of a pipe with a smaller area than the size of the ultrasonic sensor. However, a guide wave is provided with the characteristic of long range propagation in the axis direction of a pipe, so it is possible to detect many defects over a large pipe area at once. At present, there is a technique to generate a guide wave using a piezoelectric element (PZT). Such a transducer has some difficulties in industrial applications, which requires a high viscosity couplant. Therefore, we tried to develop a guide wave inspection system that uses an electromagnetic ultrasonic transducer (EMAT) which does not require any couplant. First, we confirmed that a guide wave can be transmitted and received in an aluminum pipe by a polarized shear horizontal transverse wave-EMAT, and we have confirmed the most suitable transmission and reception EMAT’s specification and the most suitable drive conditions to generate the L, T and F-mode guide waves. Finally, the detection performance has been evaluated by the developed system.
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Riichi Murayama, Riichi Murayama, Witsarut Sriratana, Witsarut Sriratana, Kensuke Imai, Kensuke Imai, Naoto Sonoda, Naoto Sonoda, Makiko Kobayashi, Makiko Kobayashi, } "Pipe inspection system using a polarized transverse wave EMAT", Proc. SPIE 9234, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2013 and Twelfth Asian Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 92340S (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053185; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2053185
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