Coupling t-ϕ formulation with surface impedance boundary condition for eddy current crack detection
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2 Laboratoire de Génie Électrique de Grenoble, G2Elab, UMR 5269 INPG-UJF-CNRS, ENSIEG –, BP 46, 38402 Saint-Martin-d'Hères Cedex, France
Revised: 18 March 2010
Accepted: 22 March 2010
Published online: 21 October 2010
We present in this paper a 3D electromagnetic formulation to describe two conductors in electric contact with each other, submitted to the field of a coil in which an AC current is flowing. One of the two conductors is described by the t-ϕ formulation, the other conductor is described by the surface impedance boundary condition. The proposed coupled formulation has been validated with a numerical example with a simple geometry. This coupled formulation has then been applied to a numerical example on which a crack has to be detected. It is composed of a non magnetic tube embedded in a thick steel tube sheet, submitted to the field of a coil.
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