APPLICABILITY OF ACOUSTIC-EMISSION TECHNIQUES TO CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH
When a solid undergoes a plastic deformation or fracture, part of the stored strain energy is released as elastic stress waves which can be sensed by sophisticated instrumentation. These stress waves are termed acoustic emissions even though the amplitudes and frequencies involved are usually outside the audible range. This study demonstrated that acoustic emission technology is becoming increasingly more suitable for field applications in civil engineering. Further research relating to reinforced concrete, soils, paving materials, and passive transducers is clearly justified.
University of New Mexico, AlbuquerqueEric H Wang Civil Engineering Research Facility
Albuquerque, NM United States 87131
Air Force Weapons LaboratoryAir Force Systems Command
Kirtland AFB, NM United States 87117
- Bickle, L W
- Smiel, A J
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Pagination: 102 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustic emission; Acoustics; Applications; Civil engineering; Defects; Detectors; Equipment tests; Fatigue (Mechanics); Fracture mechanics; Leakage; Materials; Pavements; Plastic deformation; Pressure gages; Pressure vessels; Reinforced concrete; Soils; Sound; Sound; Stress corrosion; Technology; Tensile properties; Transducers; Ultrasonic tests
- Old TRIS Terms: Test equipment
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Pavements; Research;
- Accession Number: 00092608
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: AFWL-TR-74-299 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: F29601-74-C-0030
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM