Acoustic Emission Testing

Basics for Research - Applications in Civil Engineering

  • Christian Grosse
  • Masayasu Ohtsu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian U. Grosse
      Pages 3-10
    3. Masayasu Ohtsu
      Pages 11-18
    4. Masayasu Ohtsu
      Pages 19-40
    5. Tomoki Shiotani
      Pages 41-51
    6. Christian U. Grosse, Lindsay M. Linzer
      Pages 53-99
    7. Jochen H. Kurz, Stefan Köppel, Lindsay M. Linzer, Barbara Schechinger, Christian U. Grosse
      Pages 101-147
    8. Masayasu Ohtsu
      Pages 149-174
    9. Masayasu Ohtsu
      Pages 175-200
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Masayasu Ohtsu
      Pages 203-209
    3. Masayasu Ohtsu
      Pages 211-237
    4. Gerd Manthei, Jürgen Eisenblätter
      Pages 239-310
    5. Eric N. Landis
      Pages 311-322
    6. Mitsuhiro Shigeishi
      Pages 323-339
    7. Tomoki Shiotani
      Pages 341-365
    8. Thomas Vogel, Barbara Schechinger
      Pages 383-396
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 397-404

About this book


Acoustic Emission (AE) techniques have been studied in civil engineering for a long time. The techniques are recently going to be more and more applied to practical applications and to be standardized in the codes. This is because the increase of aging structures and disastrous damages due to recent earthquakes urgently demand for maintenance and retrofit of civil structures in service for example. It results in the need for the development of advanced and effective inspection techniques. Thus, AE techniques draw a great attention to diagnostic applications and in material testing. The book covers all levels from the description of AE basics for AE beginners (level of a student) to sophisticated AE algorithms and applications to real large-scale structures as well as the observation of the cracking process in laboratory specimen to study fracture processes.


Accuracy Concrete Defects Diagnosis Health Monitoring Instrument Limitations Masonry Moment Tensor Analysis Parametric Analysis Rock Rock Stability Sensor Signal-Based Analysis Skill Source Localization Substructures Superstructures

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Grosse
    • 1
  • Masayasu Ohtsu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Non-destructive Testing and Monitoring Techniques Material Testing Institute MPAUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Graduate School of Science & TechnologyKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-69895-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69972-9
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