Application of Acoustic Emission Technique for Bond Characterization in FRP-Masonry Systems

Bahman Ghiassi, Els Verstrynge, Paulo B. Lourenço, Daniel V. Oliveira
2014 Key Engineering Materials  
The acoustic emission (AE) technique is used for investigating the interfacial fracture and damage propagation in GFRP-and SRG-strengthened bricks during debonding tests. The bond behavior is investigated through single-lap shear bond tests and the fracture progress during the tests is recorded by means of AE sensors. The fracture progress and active debonding mechanisms are characterized in both specimen types with the aim of AE outputs. Moreover, a clear distinction between the AE outputs of
more » ... pecimens with different failure modes, in both SRG-and GFRP-strengthened specimens, is found which allows characterizing the debonding failure mode based on acoustic emission data.
doi:10.4028/ fatcat:ljhph2asz5g2zm6hewrc7fsc4u