Acoustic Emission and Related Non destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition presents innovative Acoustic Emission (AE) and related non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques that are used for damage detection and inspection of aged and deteriorated concrete structures. This new edition includes multi-modal applications such as DIC, thermography, X-ray and in-situ implementations, all of which are helpful in better understanding feasibility and underlying challenges. This new edition is an essential resource for civil engineers, contractors working in construction, and materials scientists working both in industry and academia. Completely updated, with a new chapter on multi-technique damage monitoring Presents new applications and novel technologies on AE and related NDT in the fracture mechanics of concrete Features contributions from recognized world-leaders in the application of acoustic emission (AE) and NDE techniques used for the damage assessment of concrete and concrete structures

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  • Author : Masayasu Ohtsu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Pages : 330 pages
  • ISBN : 0128235144
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete
  • Author : Masayasu Ohtsu
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release : 01 October 2020
GET THIS BOOKAcoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition presents innovative Acoustic Emission (AE) and related non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques that are used for damage detection and inspection of aged and deteriorated concrete structures. This new edition includes multi-modal applications such as DIC, thermography, X-ray and in-situ implementations, all of which are helpful in better understanding feasibility and underlying challenges. This new edition is an essential resource for civil engineers, contractors

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