Marc Kreutzbruck

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GMR sensors are widely used in many industrial segments such as information technology, automotive, automation and production, and safety applications. Each area requires an adaption of the sensor arrangement in terms of size adaption and alignment with respect to the field source involved. This paper deals with an analysis of geometric sensor parameters(More)
Today the rails face increased exposure to heavy loads, higher speeds and a very dense overall traffic. A continued development of testing methods for the rail inspection trains became necessary to match the modern needs for a fast detection and detailed classification of defects. To guarantee the safe operation of rail traffic non-destructive inspection(More)
We report on recent developments in the detection of surface breaking cracks using flying laser spot thermography. Application of an infrared camera for mapping the thermal radiation after excitation with a diode laser equipped with an optical scanner allows us to examine a surface containing cracks in an entirely non-destructive, contactless and fast way,(More)
GMR sensors are increasingly used for magnetic surface inspection due to their high sensitivity and high spatial resolution. In case of simple planar or cylindrical shaped components, the GMR-based inspection procedure can be automated easily. In order to reduce the inspection time we present a GMR-based NDT-system consisting of a yoke and a coil as a local(More)
A novel approach for the generation of broadband airborne ultrasound by using the thermo-acoustic effect is presented in this contribution. We investigate the applicability of resonance-free thermo-acoustic emitters for generation of very short high pressure airborne ultrasound pulses. A thermoacoustic emitter consisting of a 30 nm thin metallic film on a(More)
Quantitative evaluation of ultrasonic C-scan images in homogeneous and layered anisotropic austenitic materials is of general importance for understanding the influence of anisotropy on wave fields during ultrasonic non-destructive testing and evaluation of these materials. In this contribution, a three dimensional ray tracing method is presented for(More)
When dealing in ultrasonic testing with inhomogeneous material structure data interpretation can be rather difficult. This is especially the case when using anisotropic dissimilar welds made from austenitic steel or nickel based alloys, which are currently used for modern power plant concepts. In this work we present an electrodynamic technique to visualize(More)
In air-coupled ultrasonic testing, the impedance mismatch between the transducer and the air is commonly being solved by adding matching layers to composite transducers. To avoid the difficult technological procedure regarding matching layers, some new piezoelectric materials have been proposed. Most promising are ferroelectrets, which are charged cellular(More)
Magneto-resistive (MR) sensor arrays are suited for high resolution eddy current testing (ET) of aerospace components due to two significant advantages compared to conventional coil systems. First, to obtain high spatial resolution they can be manufactured down to the μm-regime without losing their outstanding field sensitivity. Secondly, MR technology has(More)
The paper presents numerical methods to detect and classify defects and inhomogeneities by means of active thermography. The objective is to determine the wall thickness of structure elements with an inaccessible back wall, for example, of pipes or containers. As test specimens we used approximately 2 cm thick PVC samples with spatial variations in the back(More)