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Ultrasonic Thickness Estimation using Multimodal Guided Lamb Waves Generated by EMAT

The objective of this paper is to study how the selection of the coil and the frequency affects the received modes in guided Lamb waves, with the objective of analyzing the best configuration for determining the depth of a given defect in a metallic pipe with the minimum error. Studies of the size of the damages with all the extracted parameters are then used to propose estimators of the residual thickness, considering amplitude and phase information in one or several modes. Results demonstrate the suitability of the proposal, improving the estimation of the residual thickness when two simultaneous modes are used, as well as the range of possibilities that the coil and frequency selection offers.

DOI: 10.32548/RS.2019.007

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