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Acoustic Emission

Research and Applications

Edited by Wojciech Sikorski

Poznań University of Technology, Poland

Acoustic emission (AE) is a phenomenon in which elastic or stress waves are emitted from rapid, localized change of strain energy in material. The practical application of the AE first emerged in the 1950's, but only in the last 20 years the science, technology and applications of AE have progressed significantly. Currently AE has become one of the most important non-destructive testing techniques. This interdisciplinary book consists of nine chapters, which is a proof of the fact that the AE method is continuously and intensively developing and widely applied in: on-line monitoring of civil-engineering structures (e.g. highway bridges, skyscrapers, dams etc.), fatigue cracks detection and location in pressure vessels and pipelines, damage assessment in fibre-reinforced polymer-matrix composites, monitoring welding applications and corrosion processes, bearing condition diagnostics, partial discharge sources detection and location in power transformers and generators, monitoring the drying process of materials, quality evaluation of fruits and vegetables and in otoacoustic emission analysis.

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Acoustic EmissionResearch and ApplicationsEdited by Wojciech Sikorski

Published: March 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/50270

ISBN: 978-953-51-1015-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6312-1

Copyright year: 2013

Books open for chapter submissions

21364 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations


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1. Hit Detection and Determination in AE Bursts

By Rúnar Unnþórsson


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2. Acoustic Emission to Detect Damage in FRP Strength Under Freeze and Thaw Cycles

By Hyun-Do Yun and Wonchang Choi


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3. Structural Ageing of a Cable-Stayed Bridge During Load-Test: The Overall Effect Monitored by Acoustic Emission

By Giovanni P. Gregori, Giuliano Ventrice, Sebastiano Pinori, Genesio Alessandrini and Francesco Bianchi


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4. Acoustic Emission Application for Monitoring Bearing Defects

By Zahari Taha and Indro Pranoto


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5. Power Transformer Diagnostics Based on Acoustic Emission Method

By Wojciech Sikorski and Krzysztof Walczak


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6. Testing of Partial Discharges and Location of Their Sources in Generator Coil Bars by Means of Acoustic Emission and Electric Method

By Franciszek Witos and Zbigniew Gacek


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7. Acoustic Emission in Drying Materials

By Stefan Jan Kowalski, Jacek Banaszak and Kinga Rajewska


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8. Application of Acoustic Emission for Quality Evaluation of Fruits and Vegetables

By Artur Zdunek


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9. Otoacoustic Emissions

By Giovanna Zimatore, Domenico Stanzial and Maria Patrizia Orlando


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

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