SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1991

A Comparison of the Acoustic Emission Generated from the Fracture and Decohesion of Graphite Nodules with Theoretical Predictions


It has been known for many years that the fracture and/or debonding of Inclusions or second phase particles during deformation can act as a source of acoustic emission. A number of experimental studies of this phenomena have been reported. Excellent theoretical investigations of the fracture of an elastic spherical particle in a plastic matrix have been carried out and expressions have been derived for the energy released during fracture. However, there is little work where a direct comparison between experimental data and theoretical predictions can be carried out. The purpose of this paper is to report on the acoustic emission generated from the fracture and/or decohesion of spherical graphite nodules during the compressive deformation of nodular cast iron. The correlations of the experimental acoustic emission data with theoretical predictions will be reported.

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Carpenter, SH
Zhu, Z
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Developed by Committee: E07
Pages: 252–260
DOI: 10.1520/STP19098S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5160-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1389-3