Pipe wall thickness inspection with current driven thermal method

Satoshi Honda

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Electric potential difference(EPD) method is widely used for diagnosing and monitoring flow conduits. Theoretical analysis and the exact solution of the electrical potential field in pipe wall have been given, and 2D approximation is effective for small pipe wall thickness there. This study proposes to use temperature distribution driven by Joule heat with the electric current other than electrical potential difference. Under thin wall approximation, 2D electric and thermal problems are analyzed and exact solutions are given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectromagnetic Nondestructive Evaluation (XIV)
EditorsTomasz Chady, Stanislaw Gratkowski, Toshiyuki Takagi, Satish S. Udpa
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

Publication series

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


  • Nondestructive test
  • electric potential difference
  • forward analysis
  • pipe wall thinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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