Grosse, Christian.

Acoustic Emission Testing Basics for Research - Applications in Civil Engineering / [electronic resource] : With contributions by numerous experts edited by Christian Grosse, Masayasu Ohtsu. - Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2008. - online resource.

Basics -- History and Fundamentals -- Sensor and Instrument -- Parameter Analysis -- Signal-Based AE Analysis -- Source Localization -- Source Mechanisms of AE -- Moment Tensor Analysis -- Applications -- General Remarks on Applications -- Concrete -- Acoustic Emission in Study of Rock Stability -- Acoustic Emissions in Wood -- Superstructures -- Substructures -- Wireless Sensing and Acoustic Emission Array Techniques -- Opportunities, Limitations, Accuracy and Skill.

Acoustic Emission (AE) techniques have been studied in civil engineering for a long time. The techniques are recently going to be more and more applied to practical applications and to be standardized in the codes. This is because the increase of aging structures and disastrous damages due to recent earthquakes urgently demand for maintenance and retrofit of civil structures in service for example. It results in the need for the development of advanced and effective inspection techniques. Thus, AE techniques draw a great attention to diagnostic applications and in material testing. The book covers all levels from the description of AE basics for AE beginners (level of a student) to sophisticated AE algorithms and applications to real large-scale structures as well as the observation of the cracking process in laboratory specimen to study fracture processes.


10.1007/978-3-540-69972-9 doi

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Building construction.
Physics and Applied Physics in Engineering.
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