Calibration of an Impact Device and Its Application to the Normalized Spectral Analysis of Impact-Echo Tests

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The objective of this paper is to introduce an impact device made by embedding a piezoelectric sensor into a steel sphere and to develop a calibration method for measuring the impact force. The force-time function of impact can be used to normalize the spectrum obtained from an impact-echo test. Furthermore, an approach was proposed to make the normalized spectrum dimensionless. A new technique based on the dimensionless normalized spectrum is developed to quantitatively evaluate the difference in acoustic impedance at the interface between two dissimilar materials. The impact-echo test results show that the dimensionless normalized spectrum is capable of identifying the degree of the difference in acoustic impedance at the interface between two dissimilar materials.

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Periodical:

Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 321-323)

Edited by:

Seung-Seok Lee, Joon Hyun Lee, Ik Keun Park, Sung-Jin Song, Man Yong Choi

Pages:

381-385

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.321-323.381

Citation:

Y. C. Lin et al., "Calibration of an Impact Device and Its Application to the Normalized Spectral Analysis of Impact-Echo Tests", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 321-323, pp. 381-385, 2006

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October 2006

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