Thermally Induced Acoustic Emission in Damaged Composite Plates

  • John M. Liu
  • Paul M. Gammell


Thermally induced acoustic emission (AE) in brittle materials like firebricks and ceramics has long been noticed in the materials industry. Indeed, it has been suggested that the characteristics of such “clicking” sound might be related to the thermal shock response of ceramics.1


Acoustic Emission Thermal Cycle Acoustic Emission Signal Impact Damage Impact Site 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Liu
    • 1
  • Paul M. Gammell
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Evaluation Branch (R34)Naval Surface Warfare CenterSilver SpringUSA

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