Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 215-220
Published online 2013-04-08

Application of the selected physical methods in biological research

Jaromír Tlačbaba1, Michal Černý1, Antonín Přidal2, Petr Dostál1

1Department of Engineering and Automobile Transport, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Zoology, Fisheries, Hydrobiology and Apiculture, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

This paper deals with the application of acoustic emission (AE), which is a part of the non-destructive methods, currently having an extensive application. This method is used for measuring the internal defects of materials. AE has a high potential in further research and development to extend the application of this method even in the field of process engineering. For that matter, it is the most elaborate acoustic emission monitoring in laboratory conditions with regard to external stimuli. The aim of the project is to apply the acoustic emission recording the activity of bees in different seasons. The mission is to apply a new perspective on the behavior of colonies by means of acoustic emission, which collects a sound propagation in the material. Vibration is one of the integral part of communication in the community. Sensing colonies with the support of this method is used for understanding of colonies biological behavior to stimuli clutches, colony development etc. Simulating conditions supported by acoustic emission monitoring system the illustrate colonies activity. Collected information will be used to represent a comprehensive view of the life cycle and behavior of honey bees (Apis mellifera). Use of information about the activities of bees gives a comprehensive perspective on using of acoustic emission in the field of biological research.


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