Acoustic Emission Testing

Acoustic Emission Testing is the sixth volume in the Nondestructive Testing Handbook series, now in its third edition and published by the American Society of Nondestructive Testing in August 2005. The co-technical editors for this book include Eric V.K. Hill, a professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Ronnie K. Miller, a Purdue graduate (B.S.A.E. 73, M.S.A.E. 75 and Ph.D. 79), who was the sole technical editor for Acoustic Emission Testing, Volume 5, 2nd Edition, Nondestructive Testing Handbook series.

This book contains a complete overview of the Acoustic Emission technology starting with the basic theory, wave propagation and ending with a review of many applications over a variety of industries. It is written with the Acoustic Emission inspector in mind and is an international reference used in the qualification and certification process of Level I, II and III inspectors.

Dr. Miller is a well known expert in Acoustic Emission having completed his Ph.D. at Purdue with a thesis entitled: ACOUSTIC EMISSION: An Application to Fracture Mechanics.

He has had careers in both the Aerospace Industry and the Nondestructive Testing Industry having worked for Hughes Aircraft, General Dynamics, United Technologies Corporate Research Center, Dunegan/Endevco, Physical Acoustics Corporation, and the MISTRAS Holdings Corporation (the parent company of Physical Acoustics, QSL-Plus and Conam Inspection and Engineering Services). Presently he is a free-lance consultant living in Loveland, Ohio with his wife and youngest daughter.