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Damage classification in reinforced concrete beam by acoustic emission signal analysis

Shahidan, Shahiron and Rhys, Pulin and Muhamad Bunnori , Norazura and Karen, M. Holford (2013) Damage classification in reinforced concrete beam by acoustic emission signal analysis. Construction and Building Material, 45 (2013). pp. 78-86. ISSN 0950-0618


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Acoustic Emission (AE) is a non-destructive testing technique which can be used to identify both the damage lwel and the nature of that damage such as tensile cracks and shear movements at critical zones within a structure. In this work, the acoustic emission parameters of amplitude, rise time, average frequency and signal strength were used to classify the damage and to determine the damage level. Laboratory experiments were performed on a beam (150 x 250 x 1900 mm). The acoustic emission analysis was successfully used to determine crack movements and classify damage levels in accordance with the observations made during an increasing loading cycle.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acoustic emission; cyclic load test; reinforced concrete
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2013 07:06
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:30
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/4099
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