Complex magnetic investigation of ferritic stainless steel

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Magnetic Barkhausen noise measurement (MBN) is a relatively new non-destructive detection technique. Its working principle is based on Barkhausen discontinuities or noise when a ferromagnetic material is subjected to a varying magnetic field. MBN is being used to characterise the stress state of a ferritic stainless steel (AISI 430). Other magnetic parameters such as saturation induction (BMax), remnant induction (BR), coercive field (HC) and maximal relative permeability (P Max) derived from the hysteresis loop have also been used to support the results achieved using MBN. Microstructural changes due to cold working and heat treatments were characterized by the applied magnetic measurements. The MBN technique was proved to be a useful non-destructive and quantitative method for microstuctural investigation of the investigated ferritic stainless steel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Apr 25 2005
Event4th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics - Balatonfured, Hungary
Duration: Oct 12 2003Oct 14 2003



  • Barkhausen noise
  • Ferritic stainless steel
  • Magnetic characterization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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