Acoustic emission source locations in concrete

E. Landis*, C. Ouyang, Surendra P Shah

*Corresponding author for this work

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The location of acoustic emission (AE) sources can potentially provide information on the fracture process zone in brittle materials such as concrete. Typical AE experiments generate very large data volumes. An algorithm is proposed here to automatically estimate AE source locations from estimated differences in compression wave arrival times at different AE transducers. The compression wave arrival times are determined by a two-phase filter. This source location algorithm allows very large volumes of AE data to be quickly analyzed, and serves as a platform for more advanced quantitative analysis techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond
EditorsHojjat Adeli, Robert L. Sierakowski
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0872628043
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
EventASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference - Columbus, OH, USA
Duration: May 20 1991May 22 1991


OtherASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference
CityColumbus, OH, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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