About the book
Acoustic emission is defined as a phenomenon involving sound wave generation by materials subject to deformation, fracture and chemical reactions. The use of acoustic emission has been growing tremendously in process monitoring and quality control in manufacturing processes since its discovery in the early 1950s in Germany. Structural testing and assessment, process monitoring, and material characterization constitute three broad application areas of the acoustic emission techniques. Quantitative and qualitative characteristics of acoustic emission waves have been studied widely in the literature.
This book reviews major research developments over the past few years in application of acoustic emission in numerous fields, including biomedical field as well as automotive, aerospace, civil, manufacturing, and material engineering fields. Acoustic emission techniques have recently been employed to study composite materials. This book is intended to bring together important contributions from renowned international researchers to provide an excellent survey of new perspectives and paradigms of acoustic emissions.