Felicity effect

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Felicity effect is an effect observed during acoustic emission in a structure undergoing repeated mechanical loading. It negates the effect of emission silence in the structure that is often observed from the related Kaiser effect at high loads. A material demonstrating the Felicity effect gives off acoustic emission at a lower load than one previously reached in an increasing load cycle regime.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "AE Sources". Ndt-ed.org. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Felicity Effect". Ndt.net. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Infrastructure Health in Civil Engineering: Theory and Components - Mohammed M. Ettouney, Sreenivas Alampalli - Google Boeken". Books.google.be. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2013-12-31.