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 cases AE measurement results are used to improve the design of materials, i.e. increase their strength. However, the application of AE is not limited to the improvement of 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 material behavior under load.

Typical System Configuration

Chassis MB2 or MB6
AE Signal Processor Board ASIP-2/A and TR-2/1GB (transient recorder modules)
AE Sensors AEP5 (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

Further Information

AMSY-6 System Description