Numerical modeling for terahertz testing of non-metallic pipes

Mohammed Farhat et al., "Numerical modeling for terahertz testing of non-metallic pipes" AIP Advances 10, 2020, 095112.

In the oil and gas industry, safety and operational efficiency at production sites are of paramount importance. A reliable non-destructive testing technology for non-metallic pipes has a high potential financial impact, since it may facilitate the replacement of metallic pipes with non-metallic ones. This article features a perspective and future trends in the field of terahertz sensing technology. Importantly, several numerical simulations that illustrate many exciting potential applications for this emerging technology are described. These range from underground detection of spilt liquids and the content of pipes to the detection of cracks in plastic pipes using both frequency-domain and time-domain finite-element simulations.