Effect of wave velocity in two-dimensional AE damage location on a steel plate

  • T.I. Khan
  • M. Hassan
  • R. Takata
Keywords: Damage detection, acoustic emission technique, source location algorithm, wave velocity effects


A thorough investigation of wave velocity effects to the accuracy of damage location in a two dimensional source location algorithm of acoustic emission technique was carried out with pencil lead breaks (PLB) tests on a steel plate (SS400). Several AE signal propagation modes were investigated along with the experimental averaging values of wave velocity. Results show that the appropriate consideration of velocity mode in damage location is an important factor in reducing the errors of damage source location in acoustic emission technique.


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