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Identification of acoustic emission wave modes for accurate source location in plate-like structures

Kaphle, Manindra R., Tan, Andy C. C., Thambiratnam, David, & Chan, Tommy H.T. (2010) Identification of acoustic emission wave modes for accurate source location in plate-like structures. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 19(2), pp. 187-198.

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Abstract

Acoustic emission (AE) technique is a popular tool used for structural health monitoring of civil, mechanical and aerospace structures. It is a non-destructive method based on rapid release of energy within a material by crack initiation or growth in the form of stress waves. Recording of these waves by means of sensors and subsequent analysis of the recorded signals convey information about the nature of the source. Ability to locate the source of stress waves is an important advantage of AE technique; but as AE waves travel in various modes and may undergo mode conversions, understanding of the modes (‘modal analysis’) is often necessary in order to determine source location accurately. This paper presents results of experiments aimed at finding locations of artificial AE sources on a thin plate and identifying wave modes in the recorded signal waveforms. Different source locating techniques will be investigated and importance of wave mode identification will be explored.

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ID Code: 37677
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: acoustic emission, source localization, wave modes, Lamb waves
DOI: 10.1002/stc.413
ISSN: 1545-2255
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2010 10:45
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2013 09:31

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