The Acoustic Emission transducers enable micro-fractures occurring within a rock specimen during testing to be recorded and analysed. Analysis of rock micro fractures can give information as to the failure mechanisms of a sample under tests well as determining the onset of failure.
The GDSAE system can be configured either as a simple Hit Counter type system or a full fracture location / velocity tomography system. The GDSAE system may be specified as a triggered type system or a continuous acquisition system. The triggered system yields less but more simple data to process whereas, the continuous system never misses a beat. The system can be configured to use both types of data acquisition.
Application includes landslide testing, highways testing, offshore testing, tunnelling testing, embankment dams testing, construction testing and piling testing