Barkhausen Noise Probes and Modelling: A Review

Suvi Santa-aho, Arttu Laitinen, Aki Sorsa, Minnamari Vippola

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This review looks at the main types of magnetic Barkhausen noise (BN) probes that have been developed. The aim of this review is to summarize the existing knowledge of magnetic Barkhausen noise probes and the magnetic modelling of them. The BN probes have been the focus of many previous studies, but no sufficient review or conclusions have been made so far. This review focuses on combining information regarding the different types of BN probes and their modelling. The review is divided into two sections; in the first part the different designs and types of Barkhausen noise probes are introduced. The second part of the review deals with the BN probe modelling with various modelling software. Finally, a comparison of the experimental measurements is made and BN sensitivity is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number94
JournalJournal of Nondestructive Evaluation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019
Publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal


  • FEM modelling
  • Magnetic Barkhausen noise
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Probes

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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