Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2018, 66, 29-33

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201866010029
Published online 2018-02-28

Use of Acoustic Emission for Testing Resistance of Hooves

Petr Dostál1, Zdeněk Havlíček2, Lucie Kratochvílová2

1Department of Technology and Automobile Transport, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
2Department of Morphology, Physiology and Animal Genetics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

This paper deals with the possibility of using an acoustic emission method for testing tensile strength of hooves. By using the acoustic emission (AE) method, we are able to locate degraded areas in hooves and then estimate the extent of degradation. In the experimental part, a sensor was used to record the emission signals, the measured data were processed and analysed, and the response of hooves to the applied mechanical load over time was monitored. Altogether, three samples were tested on the Zwick Z050/TH 3A materials testing machine and simultaneously the acoustic emissions were measured during testing.

Funding

The research has been supported by the TP 6/2017 project: Defectoscopic quality assessment of technical and organic materials; financed by IGA AF MENDELU.

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