Guided wave thickness measurement with EMATs

Wei Luo, J. L. Rose

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Guided waves can be used for the thickness measurement of a stainless steel vessel. Commonly used piezoelectric transducers for guided wave generation are often not suitable because of potential couplant contamination. Therefore, a non-contact electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) was used in this study for non-contact measurement. A sample stainless plate with four different thicknesses was made for the study. A direct and an indirect measurement method based on the relationship between the peak frequency shift and the thickness change were developed. Great accuracy for the thickness measurement was realised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-739
Number of pages5
JournalInsight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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