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On the use of acoustic emission and digital image correlation for welded joints damage characterization

Sshrama, Kadhum, Al-Jumaili, Safaa Kh, Pullin, Rhys ORCID:, Clarke, Alastair ORCID: and Evans, Samuel ORCID: 2019. On the use of acoustic emission and digital image correlation for welded joints damage characterization. Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics 5 (2) , pp. 381-389. 10.22055/JACM.2018.25941.1301

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A series of tests have been conducted to investigate fatigue damage characterization in corroded welded steel plates using structural health monitoring (SHM) techniques. Acoustic Emission (AE) is a non-destructive testing (NDT) technique with potential applications for locating and monitoring fatigue cracks in service. In the present work, AE is implemented to characterize damage during crack evolution. It is considered to be based on the relationship between RA value (the rise time divided by the amplitude) and the average frequency of the recorded data. Results are confirmed by visual observation of the crack geometry at the end of the test and by Digital image correlation (DIC) measurements. It is seen that the obtained results allow a better understanding of such damage mechanisms, and enabling an early warning against final failure. Thus, ensuring the safety and integrity of the structures is feasible.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Publisher: Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz
ISSN: 2383-4536
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 July 2019
Date of Acceptance: 7 October 2018
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 08:06

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