1st Edition

Earthquakes and Acoustic Emission
Selected Papers from the 11th International Conference on Fracture, Turin, Italy, March 20-25, 2005

ISBN 9780415444026
Published July 5, 2007 by CRC Press
209 Pages

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Book Description

Earthquakes are caused by the sudden release of energy during the fracture of stressed rock within the Earth’s crust. This phenomenon is similar to that which occurs in materials under load, and although they take place on very different scales, these two phenomena - earthquakes in geophysics and damage in structural materials - have similarities. In both cases, there is a release of elastic energy from sources located inside a medium. These are selected papers from special sessions at the 11th International Conference on Fracture, held in Turin in 2005. They provide an outline of topics related to earthquakes and Acoustic Emission, and discuss the latest developments in this area. The papers have been divided into two categories: Seismic Mechanics & Earthquakes and Structural Failure & Acoustic Emission. Earthquakes and Acoustic Emission will serve as a useful supplementary textbook for postgraduates, while being of special interest to professionals in the field of earthquakes and acoustic emission.

Table of Contents


1 Seismic Mechanics and Earthquakes

1.1 Earthquake phenomenology and dynamics

1.2 Mechanics of friction and faulting

2 Structural Failure and Acoustic Emission

2.1 AE theoretical studies

2.2 AE testing on concrete and concrete structures

2.3 AE testing on steel, composites and other materials

2.4 AE structural monitoring and damage assessment

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