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EPSRC Reference: GR/N21055/01
Title: ROPA: DEPTH PROFILING USING INJECTED CURRENT SPECTROSCOPY (DEPICTS)
Principal Investigator: Peyton, Professor A
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Department: Engineering
Organisation: Lancaster University
Scheme: ROPA
Starts: 30 November 2000 Ends: 29 May 2003 Value (£): 96,382
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electromagnetics Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy Aerospace, Defence and Marine
Manufacturing Transport Systems and Vehicles
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This research exploits skin/proximity effects combined with spectroscopy to determine the thickness profile of layers within electrically conducting structures. The research will pioneer a novel multi-frequency approach using a 4 terminal probe for current injection and surface voltage measurement. The project involves; development of instrumentation system hardware, analysis of tar; structured using 3D FE electromagnetic simulation, investigation of new inverse algorithms for profile reconstruction, and consideration of potential applications. The technique has applications across a range of scale lengths, two of which will be demonstrated. These are plating thickness measurements (-100pm's) and furnace hearth thickness (- metres).
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