Evaluating Polymer Concrete Bridge Expansion Joints Using Acoustic Emission
This study is to simulate the acoustic emission (A/E) of polymer concrete bridge expansion joints subjected to controlled representative loads by a rotating test apparatus on a circular...

Detection of Cracks in Reinforced Concrete Cans
The Acoustic Emission Technique (AET) is known as a good possibility for non destructive detection of cracks in metal down to very small dimensions. To use AET for concrete, an efficient...

Automated Identification of Construction Equipment Using Acoustical Measurements

Aircraft Noise Monitoring at Denver International Airport
This paper describes design of the noise monitoring system for Denver International Airport. When the airport opens in 1993, the system must monitor compliance with two standards established...

Wave Propagation in a Randomly Layered Medium
The authors briefly outline a problem discussed at length in a paper called Frequency content of randomly scattered signals, by M. Ash, W. Kohler, G. Papanicolaou, M Postel and B. White....

Laser Interferometric Characterization of Acoustic Emission Transducers
The characterization of the exact response of commercially available, piezoelectric and thin film, acoustic emission transducers is of fundamental importance for the nondestructive evaluation...

Mechanical Anisotropy of the Yucca Mountain Tuffs
Three series of measurements were performed on oriented cores of several Yucca Mountain tuffs to determine the importance of mechanical anisotropy in the intact rock. Outcrop and drillhole...

Characterization of Acoustic Emission Signals
Separation of crack growth signals is of fundamental importance for detecting, locating and determining the significance of an internal flaw using acoustic emission techniques. An analytical...

Acoustic Emission Source Locations in Concrete
The location of acoustic emission (AE) sources can potentially provide information on the fracture process zone in brittle materials such as concrete. Typical AE experiments generate very...

Field Measurements of the Vertical Structure of Suspended Sediment
The use of acoustic backscatter measurements to determine suspended sediment concentration gives a new view of the instantaneous sediment distribution as a function of height above the...

Shoreface Connected Ridges Along the Dutch Coast
Quasi-synoptic current measurements were obtained across the Dutch shoreface connected ridges using an acoustic Doppler current profiler. The measurements are used to evaluate the role...

Higher Frequency Acoustic Measurements of Coarse Bedload Transport
Although sensors have been developed which provide high temporal resolution for the measurement of wave profiles, flow fields and suspended sediment concentrations within the coastal system,...

Standing Wave Measurements of Bedload Thickness: Feasibility in an Air System with Model Sediment
A novel technique would yield information about bedload thickness from measurements of a standing wave pattern produced by a sound source insonifying the bottom at normal incidence. The...

Laboratory and Field Experience with Cavitation Monitoring of Hydroturbines
When control of cavitation erosion can be accomplished by changes in operating conditions, real-time monitoring of cavitation level is a valuable tool. Three types of cavitation monitors...

Cavitation Noise Investigation of a Pump-Turbine
The results from cavitation noise detection measurements on a 35 MW pump-turbine are presented. Detailed information about the cavitation noise is determined including three-dimensional...

Performance Analysis of Multipath Acoustic Flowmeters Under Various Hydraulic Conditions
Multipath, crossed plane acoustic flowmeters are being increasingly used for hydroelectric turbine efficiency measurement both for acceptance testing and efficiency mapping of units in...

Buoyant Plumes from Hydrothermal Vents

An Acoustic Doppler Discharge-Measurement System
A discharge-measurement system that uses a vessel-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler has been developed and tested by the U.S. Geological Survey. Discharge measurements using the...

Measuring Ground Water Levels in Wells

Acoustic Flowmeter/Efficiency System Installation at the Niagara Power Project
The New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Power Project (RMNPP) recently installed an acoustic flowmeter/efficiency system on two 150 MW rated generators. This paper...

 

 

 

 

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