Journal Published Online: 01 November 1990
Volume 18, Issue 6

A Simplified Method for Determining Relaxation Time and Electrical Resistivity from Eddy-Current Decay Measurements



A simple method of calculating the relaxation time (τ) from a direct-current eddy-current decay signal is developed. The solution for τ: τ=Δtln[V1V2V2V3] requires only that the three voltage (V)-time (t) sets be separated by equal time intervals (Δt), and be within the simple exponential region of the decay curve. The result is useful for electrical resistivity measurements taken by the eddy-current decay method.

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Richards, GL
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Hartwig, KT
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE12515J