Engineering » Mechanical Engineering

Acoustic Emission

Edited by Wojciech Sikorski, ISBN 978-953-51-0056-0, 408 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published March 02, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2070
Edited Volume

Acoustic emission (AE) is one of the most important non-destructive testing (NDT) methods for materials, constructions and machines. Acoustic emission is defined as the transient elastic energy that is spontaneously released when materials undergo deformation, fracture, or both. This interdisciplinary book consists of 17 chapters, which widely discuss the most important applications of AE method as machinery and civil structures condition assessment, fatigue and fracture materials research, detection of material defects and deformations, diagnostics of cutting tools and machine cutting process, monitoring of stress and ageing in materials, research, chemical reactions and phase transitions research, and earthquake prediction.