The use of Acoustic Emission (AE) as an indirect method to reveal the fracture behavior of textile reinforced cementitious composites (TRC) is discussed in this paper. AE is selected since limited information on TRC fracture can be obtained based their loading behavior. AE signal features analysis and source localization provide information regarding damage mode evolution: cement cracking onset, interfacial debonding, textile breakage and merging of aforementioned damage mechanisms. The study summarizes the main findings of recent research in the range from small preliminary laboratory coupons to more complex freeform TRC plates that simulate the performance of real TRC structures under service loads. Ultimately, the proposed AE methodology aims to be established as the most promising health assessment tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on Acoustic Emission (ICAE-9) & 61th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting (AEWG-61)
Number of pages6
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Jun 2019
Event9th International Conference on Acoustic Emission (ICAE-9) & 61th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting (AEWG-61) - Chicago, Chicago, United States
Duration: 17 Jun 201920 Jun 2019
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Conference9th International Conference on Acoustic Emission (ICAE-9) & 61th Acoustic Emission Working Group Meeting (AEWG-61)
Abbreviated titleIACE-9 - AEWG-61
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period17/06/1920/06/19
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