An Experimental Study on the Effect of Temperature on Acoustic Emission Characteristics in Metallic Structures

  • Phong B. DaoEmail author
  • Marek Fortuna
  • Wieslaw J. Staszewski
  • Tadeusz Uhl
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 73)


This paper investigates the effect of temperature on the basic characteristics (i.e. peak levels, ring-down counts, and energies) of acoustic emission (AE) signals in metallic structures. The experimental AE data were acquired from a series of pencil-lead breakage (PLB) tests performed on a steel plate for two temperature values, i.e. 30°C and 70°C. The temperature influence was introduced by placing the test specimen in a controlled environmental chamber. The results have demonstrated the strong influence of temperature conditions on all characteristics of AE signals.


Acoustic emission Temperature effects Ring-down count Pencil-lead breakage (PLB) test Steel plate 


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This study was supported by research funding from the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics at the AGH University of Science and Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Phong B. Dao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marek Fortuna
    • 1
  • Wieslaw J. Staszewski
    • 1
  • Tadeusz Uhl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Robotics and MechatronicsAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland

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