237 pages | 52 B/W Illus.
Electrical and Magnetic Methods of Nondestructive Testing presents a comprehensive account of the electrical and magnetic methods of nondestructive testing (NDT). The book begins with a discussion of the requirements for NDT and the criteria for the choice of a given method, followed by a summary of the general theory relating to electrical and magnetic testing techniques. Subsequent chapters discuss specific methods, including eddy current and flux-leakage techniques and microwave and potential drop methods. The appendix provides some useful programs for eddy current impedance analyses. These programs are in BASIC and can be run on PCs.
"… well-written and useful book … may form an ideal student textbook for mixed or supporting courses …"
-The Structural Engineer
"… a good mix of theoretical background and practical application. It is careful with units, always important in the use of electrical and magnetic measurement methods, and there is a helpful list of relevant standards in an appendix."
-Aslib Book Guide
Methods of nondestructive testing
Electrical and magnetic methods
The choice of the method of testing
Automation in nondestructive testing
Electrical conductivity and resistivity
Magnetic particle inspection (MPI)
Magnetic tape inspection (magnetography)
Quantitative flux-leakage detectors
Quantitative flux-leakage applications
Magnetization and hysteresis methods
Miscellaneous magnetic techniques
EDDY CURRENTS: PRINCIPLES
Coils encircling defect-free metal cylindrical rods
Coils encircling cylindrical defect-free tubes
Internal coaxial coils in cylindrical defect-free metal tubes
Coils scanning the surfaces of defect-free conductors
EDDY CURRENT METHODS
Requirements for eddy current measurements
Basic eddy current tests-measurements
Basic eddy current defect detection and sizing
More advanced eddy testing current methods
MICROWAVE METHODS OF TESTING
Potential drop methods
Resistance strain gauges
Electrified particle testing