Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

49, 4, pp. 1049-1058, Warsaw 2011

Application of self-excited acoustical system for stress changes measurement in sandstone bar

Janusz Kwaśniewski, Ireneusz Dominik, Jarosław Konieczny, Krzysztof Lalik, Abdurahim Sakeb
A self-excited acoustical system is suggested for monitoring of the change of stress in a sandstone bar. Stress changes manifest themselves in small but detectable variations of frequency in the self-excited system. The suggested system can be applied for the continuous stress changes monitoring in elastic constructions and rock masses. Tests on a single sample of sandstone were performed. They examined the impact on the stress measurement such parameters as: position of sensors and the actuator as well as the influence of geometrical shape and dimensions of the sample. A theoretical model whose parameters have been confirmed by performed experiments is also developed.
Keywords: self-excited system; stress monitoring