Computational Electromagnetics and Model-Based Inversion, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1441984291
  • ISBN-13: 9781441984296
  • DDC: 620.1127
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 448 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This volume defines the direction of eddy-current technology in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) in the 21st century. It describes the natural marriage of the computer to eddy-current NDE and will be used by advanced students and practitioners in the fields of computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic inverse-scattering theory, nondestructive evaluation, materials evaluation and biomedical imaging, among others. It's a reference to future monographs on advanced NDE being contemplated by leading experts. It is the first book to show that advanced computational methods can be used to solve practical but difficult problems in eddy-current NDE. The book covers computational electromagnetics in eddy-current nondestructive evaluation (NDE) by emphasizing three distinct topics: a) fundamental mathematical principles of volume-integral equations as a subset of computational electromagnetics, b) mathematical algorithms applied to signal-processing and inverse scattering problems, and c) applications of these two topics to problems in which real and model data are used. More than an academic exercise, the book is valuable to users of eddy-current NDE technology in industries as varied as nuclear power, aerospace, materials characterization and biomedical imaging. It will be the first book to actually define the modern technology of eddy-current NDE, by showing how mathematics and the computer will solve problems more effectively than current analog practice.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Scientific Computation.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Computational Electromagnetics Background.
2: Overview of Methods of Computational Electromagnetics.
3: Green’s Dyad for Plane-Layered Media.
4: The Volume-Integral Equations for Plane-Layered Media.
5: Discretization via the Galerkin Method of Moments.
6: Computing Network Immittance Functions from Field Calculations.
7: Advanced Probe Models Based on Magnetic Dipoles and Ferrite Cores.
8: Advanced Probe Models Based on Electric Dipoles.
9: Planar and Conforming Arrays of Probes.
10: Multilayered Media with Cylindrical Geometries.
11: Some Special Topics in Computational Electromagnetics.
12: Inversion Algorithms and Signal-Processing.
13: Examples of Basic Inverse Problems.
14: NLSE: Parameter-Based Inversion Algorithm.
15: Robust Statistical Estimators.
16: Some Special Signal-Processing Algorithms.
17: Preprocessing Data and Transformation of Signal Vectors.
18: Applications.
19: Modeling Corrosion and Pitting Problems.
20: Applications to Aerospace Structures.
21: Applications to Nuclear Power.
22: Coupled Problems in Heat-Exchanger Tubes.
23: Applications to NDE of Coatings.
24: Model-Assisted Probability of Detection.