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The use of acoustic emission monitoring to rank paper materials with respect to their fracture toughness

The use of acoustic emission monitoring to rank paper materials with respect to their fracture toughness

Gradin, P.A., Graham, D., Nygård, P. and Vallen, H. (2007) The use of acoustic emission monitoring to rank paper materials with respect to their fracture toughness. Experimental Mechanics, 48 (1). pp. 133-137. ISSN 0014-4851 (Print), 1741-2765 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11340-007-9055-7)

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Abstract

In this study, a simplified Acoustic Emission (AE) equipment, in essence an AE signal conditioner and a USB (Universal Serial Bus) data acquisition system, is used to study what happens in paper structures during mechanical loading. By the use of such equipment, some parameters that can be extracted are e.g. the stress and strain at onset of AE, the stress and strain at the onset of rapid AE defined as some numerical factor (larger then one) times the initial emission rate, the emission rate at the first stage of loading and the stress and strain at final failure i.e. when the specimen loses its load carrying ability.In this study however, the interest is focused on one particular parameter i.e. the elastic strain energy density W c at onset of AE. This is a parameter with a clear physical meaning and in this study, the correlation between this parameter and a fracture toughness measure, is investigated.The conclusion is that when nine different paper materials (with a large span regarding properties) are considered, there is a correlation (however not linear) between these two parameters.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Acknowledgements (funding): Financial support was received from the European Commissions 5th frame program under contract No QLK%-CT-2002-00772.
Uncontrolled Keywords: acoustic emission, damage mechanics, fracture toughness, bond failure, J-integral
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:04
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/1362

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