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Eddy-Current Coil Interaction With A Perfectly Conducting Wedge of Arbitrary Angle

In this article, a closed-form expression for the impedance of a tangential eddy-current coil in the presence of an infinite conducting wedge of arbitrary angle is derived. The truncated eigenfunction expansion (TREE) solution given here is valid in the quasi-static frequency regime. The theory was validated via comparison to an independent analytical expression for the impedance change of a horizontal coil over a conducting half-space due to Burke. We present results for three geometries: a conducting quarter-space, a conducting wedge of angle 225 degrees, and a semi-infinite conducting sheet. Our theory predicts a measurable change in the tangent coil reactance in the presence of all three geometries.

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