Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Mechatronics, Control and Electronic Engineering

Non-destructive Testing of Multi-bends Pipe Using Guided Waves

Authors
Yuemin Wang, Longxiang Zhu, Si yao Li, Le Chen
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Yuemin Wang
Available Online March 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mce-14.2014.90How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Guided waves; Magnetostrictive effect; Multi-elbow pipe; Mode conversion; Attenuation
Abstract
Ultrasonic guided waves in pipes have been used as a powerful and effective tool for long-range inspection of pipes as they have the potential of propagating long distances with little attenuation. The propagation phenomena of guided waves in straight pipes have been investigated by many researchers; however, the propagation of guided waves across features such as bends in the pipe network is still not well understood. In order to study the complicated characteristics of guided waves propagating in multi-bends pipe, experiment on detecting multi-bends pipe using guided wave was conducted based on magnetostrictive sensors. Guided wave properties such as propagation speed, mode conversion, energy attenuation were studied in experiment. The result showed as follows: guided waves’ propagation speed in multi-bends pipe with slight bend curvature was similar to the one in straight pipe; the bend lead to mode conversion obviously; the energy of guided waves attenuated exponentially along with the propagation time and the attenuation rule was closely associated with excitation frequency. This study would provide reference for the guided waves application in complex pipes with bends.
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Proceedings
2014 International Conference on Mechatronics, Control and Electronic Engineering (MCE-14)
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
March 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-31-8
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mce-14.2014.90How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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