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Early corrosion detection in structural carbon steels using electromagnetic sensors
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Paper Abstract

The capability and sensitivity of an electromagnetic (EM) sensor to be used as a non destructive evaluation (NDE) technique to detect and monitor corrosion in structural steels has been evaluated. Three structural carbon steels: AISI 1018, AISI 1045, and Stress Proof, were used for the study. The effect of corrosion on the magnetic properties of the steels was evaluated. Correlation curves and equations relating mass loss due to corrosion at early stages and magnetic property are presented. Based on the results it is established that the EM sensor has the potential to be used as a reliable NDE tool to detect corrosion at early stages based on the variation in magnetic saturation. These results are used to estimate and monitor the degree of damage in terms of mass loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 April 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6174, Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, 61740G (5 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.660285
Show Author Affiliations
F. Rumiche, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
J. E. Indacochea, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
M. L. Wang, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6174:
Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Victor Giurgiutiu, Editor(s)

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