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The processing of leak noise signals and the vibro-acoustics of buried water pipes

Grant number: 18/04407-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): June 11, 2018
Effective date (End): July 19, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics of Solids
Principal Investigator:Michael John Brennan
Grantee:Michael John Brennan
Host Investigator: Phillip Frederick Joseph
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Southampton, England  


This proposal primarily concerns a study into the way in which amplitude distortion of leak noise signals from a buried plastic water pipe, affects the time delay estimate calculated from the correlation of leak noise signals measured either side of the leak. The study will involve the development of an analytical model of a pipe and sensors coupled with a clipping mechanism for the signals. The predictions from the analytical model will be compared with numerical simulations and experimental data. The aim is to determine whether it is necessary to have gain control in the leak noise correlator currently under development by the team in UNESP Ilha Solteira, or whether fixed gain signal conditioning will be adequate. A further aim of the project is to develop the design of a pipe test rig in Brazil. (AU)

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BRENNAN, M. J.; GAO, Y.; AYALA, P. C.; ALMEIDA, F. C. L.; JOSEPH, P. F.; PASCHOALINI, A. T.. Amplitude distortion of measured leak noise signals caused by instrumentation: Effects on leak detection in water pipes using the cross-correlation method. Journal of Sound and Vibration, v. 461, . (18/25360-3, 18/04407-1)

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