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Transient recording and analysis of acoustic emission events resulting from damage evolution in composite laminates

Mikael Johnson and Peter Gudmundson
Department of Solid Mechanics
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
SE-100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
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Abstract:

1. Introduction

2. Experimental setup and procedures

3. Experimental results and observations

4. Conclusions

5. References

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