STP505: An Introduction to Acoustic Emission

    Liptai, RG
    Head, Structural Test and Evaluation, University of California, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.

    Harris, DO
    Director of Research, Dunegan Research Corp., Livermore, Calif.

    Tatro, CA
    Head, Materials Test and Evaluation, University of California, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.

    Pages: 8    Published: Jan 1972


    Abstract

    A brief introduction to the field of acoustic emission is presented. The basic mechanisms of acoustic emission and a brief historical survey of the technology, along with some of its application to materials research and structural evaluation programs, are discussed.

    Keywords:

    acoustics, emission, acoustic detection, stress waves, deformation, plastic deformation, failure, evaluation, cracking (fracturing), elastic waves, transient response


    Paper ID: STP35377S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E07.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35377S


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