Review: acoustic emission technique - opportunities, challenges and current work at QUT

Kaphle, Manindra R., Tan, Andy, Thambiratnam, David, & Chan, Tommy H.T. (2011) Review: acoustic emission technique - opportunities, challenges and current work at QUT. In The First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, 27-29 April 2011, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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Acoustic emission (AE) is the phenomenon where high frequency stress waves are generated by rapid release of energy within a material by sources such as crack initiation or growth. AE technique involves recording these stress waves by means of sensors placed on the surface and subsequent analysis of the recorded signals to gather information such as the nature and location of the source. AE is one of the several non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques currently used for structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil, mechanical and aerospace structures. Some of its advantages include ability to provide continuous in-situ monitoring and high sensitivity to crack activity. Despite these advantages, several challenges still exist in successful application of AE monitoring. Accurate localization of AE sources, discrimination between genuine AE sources and spurious noise sources and damage quantification for severity assessment are some of the important issues in AE testing and will be discussed in this paper. Various data analysis and processing approaches will be applied to manage those issues.

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ID Code: 42501
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Structural Health Monitoring, Acoustic Emissions, Source Localization, Source Discrimination, Severity Assessment
ISBN: 9780980582741
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 KAPHLE, M., TAN, A.C.C., THAMBIRATNAM, D.P., & CHAN, T.H.T.
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Deposited On: 07 Jul 2011 22:43
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