Calculation of Eddy Current Fields for Coils of Arbitrary Shape

  • R. E. Beissner
  • J. A. G. Temple
Part of the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation book series


In the design of an eddy current inspection device, it is useful to have available a means of visualizing the eddy current distribution produced in the material to be tested. This is evidenced by the widespread use of the early models of Dodd and Deeds [1], who provided analytic solutions for the field in a number of axisymmetric probe geometries. The analytic approach was later extended [2–4] to include a more general class of coils, and was applied to the case of a circular, air-core horizontal coil [4].


Solid Angle Arbitrary Shape Normal Derivative Polarization Ellipse Elliptical Polarization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. E. Beissner
    • 1
  • J. A. G. Temple
    • 2
  1. 1.Southwest Research InstituteSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics DivisionHarwell LaboratoryOxonUK

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