Assessing Failure with Acoustic Emissions

Principal Investigator(s):

Joseph Labuz, Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering

Project summary:

The failure of systems composed of brittle materials such as concrete and rock is controlled by the development and accumulation of micro defects referred to as damage. The impact of this research on the infrastructure will be the real-time monitoring of systems to evaluate damage in the form of cracks, voids, loss of bond, and other detrimental processes leading to failure.

Project details:

  • Project number: 1996034
  • Start date: 08/1996
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Infrastructure
  • Topics: Bridge design and sensing