TY - CHAP A1 - Kristián Máthis A2 - František Chmelík ED1 - Wojciech Sikorski Y1 - 2012-03-02 PY - 2012 T1 - Exploring Plastic Deformation of Metallic Materials by the Acoustic Emission Technique N2 - Acoustic emission (AE) is one of the most important non-destructive testing (NDT) methods for materials, constructions and machines. Acoustic emission is defined as the transient elastic energy that is spontaneously released when materials undergo deformation, fracture, or both. This interdisciplinary book consists of 17 chapters, which widely discuss the most important applications of AE method as machinery and civil structures condition assessment, fatigue and fracture materials research, detection of material defects and deformations, diagnostics of cutting tools and machine cutting process, monitoring of stress and ageing in materials, research, chemical reactions and phase transitions research, and earthquake prediction. BT - Acoustic Emission SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31660 DO - 10.5772/31660 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-20 ER -