Research and Development


Research and Development

AE provides a very sensitive, volumetric and real time measurement technique which interferes only marginally with the specimen and is able to detect damage processes at the very onset. In most casesAE-measurement results are used to improve design of materials. i.e. increase their strength. But application of AE is not limited to improve engineering materials. AE is also used to investigate drying process of wood, water transport in trees, fatigue fracture of bones, degradation of implant-bone tissue interface, etc.

AE-measurements can be used in a wide range of applications to gain knowledge and deeper understanding of a material’s behavior under load.


Typical System Configuration:


MB2 or MB6

AE-signal processor board

ASIP-2/A with TR-2/1GB (transient recorder memory modules)


AEP4H (preamplifier) and VS150-M, VS150-L

Analysis software

VisualAE, VisualTR

Location modules

Linear and/or planar location. 3D location

Additional modules

ECP to program own analysis routines or license routines of others

VisualClass for transient pattern recognition