Electrical and acoustic emissions in cement mortar beams subjected to mechanical loading up to fracture

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2013 (EN)
Electrical and acoustic emissions in cement mortar beams subjected to mechanical loading up to fracture (EN)

Σταύρακας, Ηλίας (EL)
Χλούπης, Γεώργιος Π. (EL)
Στεργιόπουλος, Χαράλαμπος Χ. (EL)
Τριάντης, Δήμος Α. (EL)
Βαλλιανάτος, Φίλιππος (EL)

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The application of mechanical loading on cement-based materials generates weak electrical currents due to the formation and propagation of microfractures. This paper introduces the simultaneous recording of electrical signal emissions know as Pressure Stimulated Currents (PSCs) and Acoustic Emissions (AEs) detected in cement mortar beams of rectangular cross-section subjected to mechanical loading using the Three Point Bending tests. The rate of the applied load during the experiments was constant up to the fracture of the specimen. The characteristics of the AE and PSC were put in contrast in order to better understand the evolution of the microfracture processes up to fracture. Specifically, the recorded PSC and AE were studied in terms of their time series, cumulative energy along with AE rate and AE interevent times that may provide information about the upcoming specimen fracture. Moreover, non-extensive statistical physics modeling was attempted in terms of studying the Tsallis entropy. Specifically, the entropic index q was calculated and its dependence on the applied mechanical load was investigated. (EN)


Διαγνωστική αποτυχία (EN)
Failure diagnostics (EN)
Nondestructive testing (EN)
Μηχανικές δοκιμές (EN)
Ακουστική Εκπομπή (EN)
Acoustic emission (EN)
Probability (EN)
Μη καταστροφικές δοκιμές (EN)
Mechanical testing (EN)
Πιθανότητα (EN)

ΤΕΙ Αθήνας (EL)
Technological Educational Institute of Athens (EN)

Engineering Failure Analysis (EN)



DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2013.04.015

Elsevier (EN)

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