June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
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Quality Control Education - A University Course in Acoustic EmissionAbstractThe four-credit (forty hours) Acoustic Emission course was developed for Drexel’s engineeringtechnology (ET) and engineering students. The course presents principles of Acoustic Emission(AE) Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials combining hands-on laboratory experience withlectures. The students learn the physical principles of acoustic emission generation, propagationand detection in engineering materials and structures. This includes principles of stress and strainand the underlying science of material deformation, crack growth and failure. Students also learnhow these principles are utilized to build technical applications of acoustic emission consideredas an NDE method. Practical applications in various industries are described. During thelaboratory sessions, students are introduced to tools, methodologies, and techniques used by theNDE specialists in real-world applications. Specifically, the students observe acoustic emissionin metals, composite materials and plastics; study acoustic wave propagation and attenuation;learn how to check a set of sensors for consistent sensitivity; set up an acoustic emission systemfor automatic source location; and engage in structural test data analysis. Laboratory report,clearly describing collected data, results, conclusions, and comments is required after completionof each laboratory session.
Genis, V., & Carr, M. E., & Vyas, S., & Pollock, A. A. (2014, June), Quality Control Education - A University Course in Acoustic Emission Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/22959
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