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Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128221365

Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete

2nd Edition

Fundamentals and Applications

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Editor: Masayasu Ohtsu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128221365
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st September 2020
Page Count: 344
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Table of Contents

  1. Damage Evaluation in Concrete Materials by AE
    2. Acoustic Emission wireless monitoring of structures and infrastructures
    3. Identification of the Fracture Process Zone in concrete materials by AE
    4. Corrosion-induced cracks in concrete and the Hybrid-NDE method for evaluation of Rebar Corrosion
    5. Seismology-based Acoustic Emission Techniques for Monitoring of Fracture Processes in Concrete Structures
    6. Acoustic Emission Monitoring and Quantitative Evaluation of Damage in Concrete Beams under Creep
    7. Laboratory Investigations on Concrete Fracture using Acoustic Emission Techniques
    8. Monitoring of Crack Propagation in Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Embedded Piezoelectric Transducers
    9. Prediction Method of Rebar Corrosion Degree in Reinforced Concrete by Thermography
    10. Estimation of Concrete Strength by the Contrast X-ray Method
    11. Low-level AE in the Long-term Monitoring of Concrete
    12. Artificial Neural Network Analysis of AE Data During Long time Corrosion Monitoring of a Post-tension Concrete Beam
    13. Continuous Acoustic Monitoring for the evaluation of Concrete Structures
    14. Multi-technique damage monitoring: Application to concrete beams


Acoustic Emission and Related Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques in the Fracture Mechanics of Concrete: Fundamentals and Applications, Second Edition presents innovative Acoustic Emission (AE) and related non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques that are used for damage detection and inspection of aged and deteriorated concrete structures.  This new edition includes multi-modal applications such as DIC, thermography, X-ray and in-situ implementations, all of which are helpful in better understanding feasibility and underlying challenges. This new edition is an essential resource for civil engineers, contractors working in construction, and materials scientists working both in industry and academia.

Key Features

  • Completely updated, with a new chapter on multi-technique damage monitoring
  • Presents new applications and novel technologies on AE and related NDT in the fracture mechanics of concrete
  • Features contributions from recognized world-leaders in the application of acoustic emission (AE) and NDE techniques used for the damage assessment of concrete and concrete structures


Civil engineers, materials scientists, contractors, academic researchers, students and industry practitioners working in the field of non-destructive testing and structural health monitoring of structures, in particular concrete structures. Mechanical engineers


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About the Editor

Masayasu Ohtsu

Dr. Masayasu Ohtsu is an adjunct professor at the Laboratory on Innovative Techniques for Infrastructures, Kyoto University, Japan and an emeritus professor of the Kumamoto University, Japan. His major research field contains applications of acoustic emission to concrete, nondestructive evaluation of concrete structures and numerical analysis of composite structures.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, Laboratory on Innovative Techniques for Infrastructures, Kyoto University, Japan; Emeritus Professor, Kumamoto University, Japan