Eddy current inspection of closed fatigue and stress corrosion cracks

Noritaka Yusa, Stephane Perrin, Kazue Mizuno, Zhenmao Chen, Kenzo Miya

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This study evaluates the effect of loading on closed crack openings on eddy current signals caused by the crack. Three plate specimens having a fatigue crack and another three specimens having stress corrosion cracking are prepared. Four-point bending of the specimens is carried out to introduce compressive stress to close the opening of the cracks. Then eddy current signals due to the crack are gathered using a plus point type probe. The bending was conducted with a variable load; the eddy current signals remain almost unchanged regardless of the loading.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3403-3408
Number of pages6
JournalMeasurement Science and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Nov 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Austenitic stainless steel
  • Electromagnetic non-destructive evaluation
  • Fatigue crack
  • Stress corrosion cracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics


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