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NDT Characterisation of Thermal Ageing by Barkhausen Signal Analysis

Soraia Pirfo
ASI - Applied Structural Integrity Consulting - Hungary
Ferenc Gillemot
Atomic Energy Research Institute - KFKI/AEKI - Hungary
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Abstract

1. Introduction

2. Barkhausen Signal

3. Thermal ageing studies

Fig 3: Correlation among Barkhausen RMS signal and hardness Vickers due to effect of thermal ageing on NiCoFe material. Fig 4: Correlation among the yield strength and relative value to permeability (called GAP) in differently aged NiFeCo alloy.

4. Conclusion

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