Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 149–155 | Cite as

On the acoustic emission due to the fracture of brittle inclusions

  • L. R. F. Rose


The far-field characteristics of the emission from a theoretical model for the fracture of brittle inclusions are presented in detail. The model is a circular crack growing at constant speed from zero size until it attains a prescribed size. The far-field radiation pattern is the same as that of a simple combination of force doublets, and some qualitative similarities between force doublets and acoustic dipoles are noted. The initial shape of the far-field pulses due to the growing stage and the stopping is determined, but difficulties arise in accounting for the diffraction of a surface wave on the crack faces generated by the stopping of the crack.

Key words

acoustic emission fracture NDE 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. F. Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.Aeronautical Research LaboratoriesMelbourneAustralia

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