Eddy current testing is widely used for the automatic detection of defects in conductive materials. However, this method is strongly affected by probe scanning conditions and requires signal analysis to be carried out by experienced inspectors. In this study, back-propagation neural networks were used to predict the depth and length of unknown slits by analyzing eddy current signals in the presence of noise caused by probe lift-off and tilting. The constructed neural networks were shown to predict the depth and length of defects with relative errors of 4.6% and 6.2%, respectively.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- artificial intelligence
- back-propagation neural network
- Eddy current testing