Volume 17, Issue 2 (2017)                   Modares Mechanical Engineering 2017, 17(2): 306-314 | Back to browse issues page

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Goldaran R, Lofollahi-Yaghin M A, Aminfar M H, Turer A. Investigation of attenuation and acoustic wave propagation path caused by corrosion for reliability assessment of prestressed pipe monitoring using Acoustic Emission technique. Modares Mechanical Engineering. 2017; 17 (2) :306-314
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Catastrophic failures due to corrosion are among the most common phenomena in pre-stressed concrete pipeline, which has been reported in Iran, as well. Structural health monitoring, quick assessment and timely detection of corrosion in its early stages with active in-situ sensors is could prove vital in avoiding such hazards. Acoustic emission is a non-destructive technique that can be used to give a better insight on the structural state of such concrete structures. However, the interpretation of the AE measurements is quite challenging and may actually be even more difficult when the concrete is cracked, which would affect the material and structural properties of concrete pipes. The amplitude distribution of the acquired signals is very sensitive to micro-cracking. This paper presents the results of an experiment conducted in the laboratory of Middle East Technical University on pre-stressed concrete pipe for determining the amplitude attenuation and path of acoustic wave propagation and frequency spectrum before and after corrosion using Hsu-Nielsen pencil-lead break source and applying accelerated corrosion. The results from the laboratory tests indicate that since the changing in amplitude and wave propagation path is negligible before and after corrosion, the AE measurements can be used as an accurate method for tackling the problem mentioned above. Then the performed AE measurements are reported and results discussed.
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Article Type: Research Article | Subject: Non Destvuctive Test
Received: 2016/12/10 | Accepted: 2017/01/10 | Published: 2017/02/13

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