Finite element analysis of coupled electromagnetic acoustic systems

M. Kaltenbacher, K. Ettinger, R. Lerch, B. Tittmann

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Electromagnetic acoustic transducers (EMATs) are used for nondestructive testing of electric conductive materials. In this paper we introduce an efficient numerical calculation scheme, based on the finite element method, which is capable of simulating both the transmission and detection of ultrasonic waves by EMATs. Therefore, the generation of waves by electromagnetic forces (transmitting case), as well as the induced voltage resulting from the magnetic field of eddy currents, which are generated by the waves in a constant magnetic field, can be calculated. 2D computer simulations and measured data obtained with a pair of matched plate wave EMATs will be presented to show the applicability of the developed calculation scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1610-1613
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number3 PART 1
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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