Study of Acoustic Emission Attenuation Characteristics of the Steel Bifurcated Pipe in Hydropower Station

  • Weiping Wu
  • Shengjin Cheng
  • Dongfeng Li
  • Shulin Cao
  • Bo Lü
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 218)


In order to study the attenuation characteristic of acoustic emission of the steel bifurcated pipe in hydropower station, the changing rules of acoustic emission signal waveforms with the increasing of propagation distance as well as the changes of the work surface are analyzed; considering the three main attenuation factors of the acoustic emission signal, a general expression of acoustic pressure in function of the propagation distance is proposed, which can be applied for different wave types of acoustic emission signals. Several fitting models of attenuation testing data are built, and a statistical parameter named adjusted coefficient of determination (adjusted COD or adjusted R-square) is used to evaluate the goodness of fit, and then the corresponding amplitude modification curves of the acoustic emission localization source are given. The user-defined nonlinear fitting model which is a combination of linear equation and logarithmic equation of amplitude-distance attenuation has the best fitting result. The results of the study can provide reference and guidance for similar projects.


Acoustic Emission (AE) Steel Bifurcated Pipe Attenuation Characteristics Curve Fitting Goodness of Fit Amplitude Modification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weiping Wu
    • 1
  • Shengjin Cheng
    • 2
  • Dongfeng Li
    • 1
  • Shulin Cao
    • 1
  • Bo Lü
    • 3
  1. 1.National Center of Quality Inspection and Testing for Hydraulic Metal Structure Ministry of Water ResourcesZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.North China University of Water Resources and Electric PowerZhengzhouChina
  3. 3.Eddyfi China Co. Ltd.ChengduChina

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