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Damage investigation of single-edge notched beam tests with concrete specimens using acoustic emission techniques
Author(s): Qingli Dai; Kenny Ng
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Paper Abstract

This study applied the AE techniques with statistical analysis to investigate the damage process of singleedge notched beam (SEB) tests with normal strength concrete specimens. The SEB tests with the labprepared NSC specimens were conducted by employing a clip-gauge controlled servo-hydraulic testing system and an AE damage detection system. It was found that the cumulative AE events with respect to the crack mouth opening displacement (CMOD) or the crack tip opening displacement (CTOD) correlate to the mechanical loading of the specimens. A Weibull rupture probability distribution was proposed to quantitatively describe the mechanical damage behavior under the SEB test. A bi-logarithmic regression analysis was conducted to calibrate the Weibull damage distribution with detected AE signals and to predict the damage process as a function of the crack opening displacements. The calibrated Weibull damage functions were compared among concrete specimens. The comparison results indicate the Weibull function calibrated with AE signals can describe the damage behavior of concrete beam specimens.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8694, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2013, 869414 (11 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2013879
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Qingli Dai, Michigan Technological Univ. (United States)
Kenny Ng, IET Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8694:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2013
Tzu Yang Yu, Editor(s)

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