# Damage Assessment in Concrete Using Acoustic Emission

*An acoustic emission (AE) is a localized rapid release of strain energy in a stressed material. This energy release causes stress waves to propagate through the specimen. These acoustic...*

Study of Three Dimensional Crack Tip Location of Mortar by Acoustic Emission

*Plain mortar specimens were tested under three-point bending. Experimental variables include the width of the specimen and the notch-to-depth ratio. The experimental results of 12 specimens...*

Sonic NDE of Structural Concrete

*Case histories are presented to illustrate applications of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods that use stress waves to characterize the conditions of concrete construction. The case...*

A Critique of the Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Method for Testing Concrete

*The pulse velocity method is the most widely used ultrasonic nondestructive method for assessing concrete quality. However, it has been well established that the relation between ultrasonic...*

Nondestructive Crack Identification by Acoustic Emission Analysis and Ultrasonic Frequency Response

*Nondestructive evaluation (NDE) by the acoustic emission (AE) analysis and the ultrasonic testing (UT) on the spectral (frequency) response is studied to identify crack geometry. AE waveform...*

Shoaling and Breaking of Random Wave Trains: Spectral Approaches

*We describe recent efforts to develop a model to predict the evolution of the spectra of random ocean waves shoaling and breaking on a natural beach. A model based on the full Euler equations...*

Wave Interaction with Fluid Mud in Rectangular Trench

*Wave interaction with fluid mud in a rectangular trench is studied theoretically based on small-amplitude wave theory. The problem was formulated using the Voigt model for an viscoelastic...*

Nonlinear Shoaling and Impact of Waves on Coastal Structures

*A two-dimensional fully nonlinear potential flow model is used to calculate shoaling of solitary and enoidal waves over a sloping bottom and interaction with submerged or emerged coastal...*

The Effect of Wave Grouping on the Characteristic Wave Height

*Wave data from two field stations and from the laboratory tests have been analyzed. The groupiness factor is used to categorize the wave data for the discussion of the correlation between...*

Taylor-Galerkin Method for Wind Wave Propagation

*Recently Taylor-Galerkin method has been used to successfully solve advection-dominated flow problems. This method performs quite well in reducing numerical dissipation and numerical dispersion...*

Intermittent Kinematics for Nonlinear Random Waves Near Ocean Surface

*Taking into account the fluctuations of the free surface for points in the vicinity of the still water level, this study analytically calculates the first four moments of wave velocity...*

Seismic Wave Propagation by Finite Differences on the Connection Machine

*Seismic modeling represents a difficult numerical challenge and consumes a significant amount of CPU time on the largest available supercomputers. With the advent of massively-parallel...*

Two Basic Concepts in Offshore Engineering

*Two concepts are developed which lead to an improved understanding of the characteristics of the wave forces that act on deep-water, jacket-type offshore structures. The first concept...*

Wavelet Transform Analysis of Several Transient or Nonstationary Phenomena in Engineering Mechanics

*Several examples of the use of a wavelet transform in the analysis of transient events in mechanical systems are provided. The transform has the advantage over other transient analysis...*

Wave Propagation in Fluid Loaded Periodic Structures

*Periodic structures, such as rib stiffened plates or cylindrical shells, are frequently used as major structural components in naval and aerospace applications. For these applications,...*

Landslide-Generated Waves in Reservoirs

*This paper investigates surge waves generated by landslides in reservoirs. The Navier-Stokes equations with complete viscous conditions at the free surface are solved numerically for the...*

Flexible Porous Breakwater

*This is a theoretical study of the reflection and transmission of linear waves by a flexible, porous and thin beam-like breakwater held fixed in the sea bed. The breakwater is idealized...*

Screen Breakwaters

*The diffraction of water waves by an offshore breakwater consisting of an infinite row of equally-spaced vertical screens is investigated theoretically. The reflected and transmitted wave...*

Water Wave Generated by a Porous Wavemaker

*A vertical porous wavemaker sitting in an infinitely long channel of constant depth is studied. The wavemaker performs horizontal oscillatory motion. A simplified analytical approach for...*

Computation of Flow in Ice-Covered Dune-Bed Channels

*A numerical method for solution of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations is developed to study the flow over sand dunes in two-dimensional channels. The method is applied to calculate...*

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