Analysis of Transient Scattering by a Metal Cylinder Covered with Inhomogeneous Lossy Material for Nondestructive Testing

Masahiko NISHIMOTO  Yoshihiro NAKA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E101-C   No.1   pp.44-47
Publication Date: 2018/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: BRIEF PAPER
Category: Electromagnetic Theory
Keyword: 
radar,  nondestructive testing (NDT),  reinforced concrete structures,  corrosion,  

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Summary: 
Transient scattering by a metal cylinder covered with inhomogeneous lossy material is analyzed for application of radar systems to nondestructive testing of reinforced concrete structures. First, inhomogeneous lossy material that is a model of corrosion by rust is approximated by a cylindrical multilayered medium, and analytic solution of a scattered field in frequency domain is derived. Next, time domain scattering response is calculated from the frequency domain data by using the inverse Fourier transform. Numerical results of pulse responses indicate that corrosion rate of the concrete can be evaluated by checking the waveform distortion of the pulse responses.