Mono Sensor Empirical Curve-Fitting Determination of Acoustic Attenuation Coefficient for Pipeline Monitoring

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Acoustic pulse reflectometry is a monitoring method that offers non-destructive detection by measuring the echo from leakages and blockages in pipe-lines. In this paper, we present the fundamental study of wave propagation model in a plane wave region for pipelines with different diameters and excitation fre-quency of input pulse. The theoretical attenuation coefficient is established and compared with attenuation coefficient obtained using single sensor acoustic pulse reflectometry experiment and then proposed a modified equation.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 3rd International Conference on Maintenance Engineering - IncoME-III 2018
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018