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Online acoustic emission monitoring of cyclic ball indentation testing - Correlation with hysteresis area response
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Volume: 28
Pages: 1629 - 1636
Fatigue has been one of the most researched subjects as most of the critical component failures are traced to fatigue. While fatigue data generation for design purposes is carried out using ASTM or equivalent standard specimens, the use of miniature or small specimens to estimate the fatigue properties is considered as a tool for extending the remaining life of in-service components. Cyclic automated ball indentation (Cyclic ABI) is one of the non-conventional test techniques used for fatigue performance assessment of pristine and in-service damaged materials. This method uses compression-compression cyclic loading of a flat specimen using a tungsten carbide spherical indenter; continuous monitoring of load-displacement (measured close to the indentation location) data provides an idea about the fatigue life of the material. Apart from this, hysteresis in load-displacement is used as an indicative energy parameter to detect fatigue failure in an Inconel 617 alloy using an off-line data analysis. To ensure on-line tracking of failure events, a specially tuned, miniature acoustic emission (AE) sensor was used during cyclic indentation testing. The AE parameters were extracted in the format of counts, absolute energy; the result processed in terms of cumulative counts, cumulative energy as well as first derivative of acoustic emission counts vs. fatigue cycles was used to cross-correlate failure events with other sensor responses. The failure cycles identified from AE were found to be in good agreement with the hysteresis area under the load-displacement curves, as well as extensometer displacement during cyclic loading. © 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0)
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JournalProcedia Structural Integrity
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