Acoustic emission and digital image correlation as complementary techniques for laboratory and field research

Rami Carmi, P. A. Vanniamparambil, J. Cuadra, K. Hazeli, S. Rajaram, U. Guclu, Arrie Bussiba, I. Bartoli, Antonios Kontsos

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This article presents the advantages of combining Acoustic Emission (AE) and Digital Image Correlation (DIC) in nondestructive testing (NDT) applications focusing on in situ damage monitoring. This data-fusion approach is used herein to characterize the mechanical and damage behavior of a fiber metal laminate (Glare 1A) tested in both tension and fatigue. Furthermore, the approach is used to investigate the structural behavior of partially grouted reinforced masonry walls. The obtained AE datasets were post-processed, in combination with DIC and mechanical information, using signal processing and pattern recognition techniques to investigate progressive failure of the Glare 1A. In the case of the masonry wall specimens, DIC clearly identified critical damage areas as a function of applied loading, while AE was capable to monitor the damage process and reveal changes in the overall behavior. The presented analysis demonstrates the potential of integrating AE and DIC in data-driven damage mechanics investigations at multiple time and length scales.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Acoustic Emission Technology - Proceedings of the World Conference on Acoustic Emission–2013
EditorsGongtian Shen, Zhanwen Wu, Junjiao Zhang
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781493912384
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Conference on Acoustic Emission 2013, WCAE 2013 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 30 Oct 20132 Nov 2013

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


ConferenceWorld Conference on Acoustic Emission 2013, WCAE 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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