Woodquakes - Statistical properties and prediction

T. Mäkinen*, A. Miksic, M. Ovaska, L. Viitanen, M. Alava

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The statistical properties of acoustic emission in wood compression were studied and found to follow the Gutenberg-Richter and Omori laws. The event energies and interevent waiting times show correlations arising from aftershock sequences. Based on these results a prediction method for the acoustic emisson was developed and tested in a real time measurement setup. The predictions made were approximately 5 to 10 times better than a random guess.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventInternational Conference on Fracture - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 201720 Jun 2017
Conference number: 14


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fracture
Abbreviated titleICF


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