Detection of feeding behaviour of termites using AE monitoring

IRG/WP 1514

Y Imamura, M Tokoro, M Owada, Y Fujii, M Noguchi

Using acoustic emission (AE) monitoring, the feeding activity of the termite inhabiting a wood specimen was investigated. The amplitude and the rate of AE from the specimen of Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki was larger than that of Reticulitermes speratus Kolbe. The AE event rate was higher in the specimen with soldiers than without soldiers. The AE event rate decreased according to the resistance of wood specimens against termite attack.


Keywords: ACOUSTIC EMISSION; COPTOTERMES FORMOSANUS; FEEDING BEHAVIOUR; NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING; RETICULITERMES SPERATUS; TEMPERATURE

Conference: 91-05-20/24 Kyoto, Japan


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