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Eddy current measurement of the electrical conductivity and porosity of metal foams.

Ma, Xiandong and Peyton, A. J. (2006) Eddy current measurement of the electrical conductivity and porosity of metal foams. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 55 (2). pp. 570-576. ISSN 0018-9456

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    Abstract

    This paper presents experimental results characterizing the electrical properties of metallic foams, a relatively new class of material, using nondestructive eddy current sensing techniques. The fundamentals of eddy current sensing, which is based on electromagnetic induction, are described, and the effects on coil impedance change of the representative types of coil sensors are analyzed. It has been found that the phase-frequency response of the normalized eddy current signal of the sensor is relatively immune to coil-to-sample spacing and fill-factor variations, from which key results such as the equivalent conductivity and the porosity of the foams are presented. The paper demonstrates the broad applicability of this technique in characterizing and further recognizing the properties of a variety of sample shapes used.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Coils ; eddy currents ; electromagnetic induction ; impedance measurement ; metallic foams
    Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
    ID Code: 34923
    Deposited By: Dr Xiandong Ma
    Deposited On: 15 Dec 2010 09:08
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 24 Jan 2014 05:19
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34923

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