Numerical Simulations of Wave Generation by Differently-Configured EMATs

Toshihiro Yamamoto, Ryoichi Urayama, Takashi Furukawa, Tetsuya Uchimoto, Ichiro Komura, Toshiyuki Takagi

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An electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) generates ultrasonic waves using the electromagnetic interaction and does not require a coupling medium. The final goal of this study is to provide a method to optimize the configuration of an EMAT for obtaining a higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). As the first step, this paper shows the results of numerical simulations performed to seek an EMAT configuration that makes shear waves or longitudinal waves dominant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation (XIX)
EditorsTetsuya Uchimoto, Hiroaki Kikuchi, Noritaka Yusa
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781614996385
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameStudies in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics
ISSN (Print)1383-7281
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8322


  • EMAT
  • FEM
  • finite element method
  • simulation


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