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Analysis improvements of acoustic emission data in evaluation of concrete beam

Shahidan, Shahiron and Bunnori, N. Muhamad and Md Nor, N. and Abd Rahim, M. and Abdullah, S. R. and Mohd Zuki, S. S. (2014) Analysis improvements of acoustic emission data in evaluation of concrete beam. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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Structural health monitoring (SHM) is known as an assessment on damage detection in structural engineering. Nowadays, the application of SHMhas been widely used especially on the continuous real time monitoring system with minimum labour involvement. One of the most excellent tools in SHM for real time monitoring system is an Acoustic Emission (AE). AE waves are high frequency stress wave generated by rapid release of energy from localised sources within a material, such as crack initiation and growth. High sensitivity to crack growth, the ability to locate source, passive nature and the possibility to perform real time monitoring are some of the attractive features of AE technique. In spite of these advantages, challenges still exist in using AE technique for monitoring applications especially in analysing recorded AE data as large volume of data are usually generated during monitoring.In this research works, AE parameter, which are Signal Strength and Absolute Energy were selected to be used in determination of damage quantifications by means of Felicity and Calm. Laboratory experimental work was performed on a beam size 150x250x1900mm with concrete gred40. The beams were tested under cyclic loading with four points bending. In conclusion, AE data parameters analyses were prove to be reliable in determining the damage classification in concrete structure in accordance with the real observations during increased loading cycle

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: acoustic emission; felicity ratio; calm ratio; reinforced concrete
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA630-695 Structural engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2015 06:27
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2015 06:27
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6595
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