Journal Papers

  1. Pullin, R., Holford, K.M. and Baxter, M.G. (2005) Modal analysis of acoustic emission signals from artificial and fatigue crack sources in aerospace grade steel, Key Engineering Materials, Vols 293-294, ISSN 1013-9826, pp 217-224.
  2. Baxter, M.G., Pullin, R., Holford, K.M. and Evans S. L. (2005) Detection of fatigue crack growth in aircraft landing gear, 4 point bend specimens, Key Engineering Materials, Vols 293-294, ISSN 1013-9826, pp 217-224.
  3. KM Holford, R Pullin and R J Lark. (2004) Acoustic Emission modelling of concrete hinge joint models. J Acoustic Emission, 22, 2004, ISSN 0730-0050, pp 166 - 172
  4. Rippengill, S., Worden K., Holford K.M. and Pullin R., (2003) Automatic Classification of Acoustic Emission Patterns. STRAIN - Journal of the British Society for Strain Measurement, Vol 39, No 1, ISSN 0039-2103, pp 31 - 41.
  5. Pullin, R, Holford, K.M. Lark R.J. and Beck, P., (2003) Acoustic Emission Assessment of Concrete Hinge Joints. Proc 5th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, Key Engineering Material Vols. 245 - 246, ISSN 1013-9826 , pp 323-330.
  6. Beck, P., Lark, R.J. and Holford, K.M. (2003) Moment Tensor Analysis of Acoustic Emission in concrete specimens failed in four-point bending. Proc 5th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, Key Engineering Material Vols. 245 - 246, ISSN 1013-9826 , pp 443 - 450.
  7. Beck, P., Bradshaw, T.P., Lark, R.J. and Holford, K.M., (2003) A quantitative study of the relationship between concrete crack parameters and Acoustic Emission released during failure, Proc 5th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, Key Engineering Material Vols. 245 - 246, ISSN 1013-9826 , pp 462-466.
  8. Holford, K.M., Davies, A.W., Pullin, R and Carter, D.C., (2002) Damage Location in Steel Bridges by Acoustic Emission, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol 12, ISSN 1045-389X, pp 567 - 576
  9. Manson, G., Worden, K., Holford, K., Pullin, R., Martin, A.and Tunnicliffe, D. (2002) Visualisation and Dimension Reduction of Acoustic Emission Data for Damage Detection, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol 12, ISSN 1045-389X pp 529 - 536
  10. Watson, J.R., Cole, P.T.,. Holford, K.M and Davies. A.W., (2001) Damage Assessment Using Acoustic Emission, Proc 4th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, Key Engineering Materials, ISBN 0-87849-879-0, pp 309-318.
  11. Staszewski, W.J. and. Holford, K.M., (2001) Wavelet Signal Processing of Acoustic Emission Data, Proc 4th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, Key Engineering Materials, ISBN 0-87849-879-0, pp 351-358.
  12. Watson, J.R., Cole, P.T. and Holford, K.M., (2000) BOXMAP- Non-invasive detection of cracks in steel box girders, Journal of Acoustic Emission, Volume 18 Nos 1-4, , pp 232-236, ISSN 0730-0050
  13. Holford, K.M., (2000) Acoustic Emission - Basic Principles and Future Directions, Journal of Strain, Vol 36, No 2, 41 - 44. ISSN 0039-2103
  14. Holford, K.M., Yan, T., Carter, D.C. and Brandon, J.A. (1999) Classification of Acoustic Emission Signatures using a Self-Organisation Neural Network, Journal of Acoustic Emission, Volume 17, Nos 1-2, Jan-June 1999, pp 49-59, ISSN 0730-0050.
  15. Roberts, T.M., Davies, A.W. and Holford, K.M.(1999) Structural Integrity of Welded Steel Structures, Key Engineering Materials, Vols 167-168, pp 142 - 151, ISSN 1013-9826.
  16. Holford, K.M. and Carter, D.C.(1999) Acoustic Emission Source Location, Key Engineering Materials, Vols 167-168, pp 162 - 171, ISSN 1013-9826.
  17. Pullin, R. and Holford, K.M.(1999) Damage Assessment in Steel Bridges, Key Engineering Materials, Vols 167-168, pp 335 - 342, ISSN 1013-9826.
  18. Xiamin, L. Holford, K.M. and Carter, D.C.(1998) FatigueCrack Growth Model and Characterisation of Acoustic Emission Signals of a Steel Slender Web Girder, Journal of China University of Science and Technology, Vol 28, No 3, pp 326 - 331, ISSN 0253-2778.
  19. Carter, D.C. and Holford, K.M.(1998) Strategic considerations for the AE monitoring of bridges - a discussion and case study. INSIGHT - the Journal of the British Institute of NDT, Vol 40. No2. pp 112-116, ISSN 1354-2575.
  20. Yan T, Zhong B and Holford K M.(1997) Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Fatigue Crack Growth in a Slender Web of Bridge Girder, J. of Southeast University, Volume 13, No 1, pp51 - 57 ISSN 1003-7985.
  21. Carter, D.C. and Holford, K.M.(1996) I.M.A.G.IN.E : Letting bridges do the talking. Insight - Journal of the British Institute of Non-destructive testing, Vol. 38, No. 11, pp 775 - 779, ISSN 1354-2575.
  22. Casey, N.F., Holford, K.M. and Taylor, J.L.,(1987) The Acoustic Inspection of Wire Ropes immersed in Water, NDT International, Vol. 20, No 3, pp 173-176.
  23. Wedlake, D., White, H., Holford, K.M. and Taylor, J.L., (1987) Acoustic Energy in Wire Failure, Wire Industry, Vol 54 pp 628-629.
  24. Casey, N.F., Holford, K.M. and Taylor, J.L.,(1987) Wire Break Detection during the Tensile-Fatigue Testing of 40mm diameter Wire Rope, The British Journal of Nondestructive Testing, Vol. 30, No 5, pp 338-341.
  25. Casey, N.F., Wedlake, D., Taylor, J.L. and Holford., K.M., (1985) Acoustic Detection of Wire Failure, Wire Industry, Vol 52, No 617, pp 307-309.

Book Chapters

  1. Holford K. M. and Lark R.J. (2005). Acoustic Emission testing of bridges. In: Inspection and monitoring techniques for bridges and structures, Editor: Gongkang Fu, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., Cambridge, UK, ISBN-13: 978-1-85573-939-0, pp 183 - 215

Conference Papers (Edited Proceedings)

  1. Eaton, M., Featherston, C. A., Holford, K. M. and. Pullin, R (2005) Buckling and Postbuckling of Impact Damaged Composite Plates, SEM Annual Conference and Expose, Portland USA
  2. Holford, K.M., Pullin, R. and Lark, R.J. (2004) Acoustic Emission monitoring of concrete hinge joint models. 26th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing, Berlin, 2004, ISBN 3-931-381-58-7, pp 237 - 245
  3. Baxter, M., Pullin, R. and Holford, K.M. (2004) Detection of fatigue cracks in aircraft landing gear. 26th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing, Berlin, 2004, ISBN 3-931-381-58-7, pp 331 - 341.
  4. Holford, K.M., Featherston, C.A. Pullin, R. and Eaton, M.J.(2004) Acoustic Emission monitoring of buckling behaviour in impact-damaged composite plates. 26th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing, Berlin, 2004, ISBN 3-931-381-58-7, pp 427 - 434.
  5. Evans S L, Thomas K, Pullin R, Holford K M (2003) Problems in the fatigue testing of PMMA bone cements, 2nd International Conference on New Biomedical Materials (2003) Cardiff
  6. Holford K.M., Pullin R and Davies, A.W., (2002), "Damage location by Acoustic Emission Techniques", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Identification in Engineering Systems, Swansea, ISBN 0-86076-175-4, pp 198 - 207
  7. Pullin R. and Holford K.M., (2002), "Single sensor source location of AE from fatigue cracks", 25th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing EWGAE 2002, Prague, Czech Republic, ISBN 80-214-2174-6
  8. Bradshaw T., Holford K., Cole P., Davies A, (2002), "Ball bearing calibration of concrete structures using AE", 25th European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing EWGAE 2002, Prague, Czech Republic, ISBN 80-214-2174-6
  9. Watson, J.R., Cole, P.T. and Holford, K.M., (2000) BOXMAP- Non-invasive detection of cracks in steel box girders, 24th European Conference on Acoustic Emission, France May 24th - 26th 2000
  10. Watson, J.R., Holford, K.M, Davies, A.W. and Cole, P.T. (2000) BOXMAPTM - Non-Invasive Detection of Cracks in Box Girders, 4th International Conference on Bridge Management, Surrey April 16th-19th 2000, Thomas Telford Conferences. ISBN 07277 28547
  11. Holford, K. M., Carter, D.C., Pullin, R. and Davies, A.W., (1999) Bridge Integrity Assessment by Acoustic Emission - Global Monitoring. Proc. Identification in Engineering Systems, Swansea, pp 392 - 400, ISBN 08076158 4.
  12. Pullin, R, Carter, D.C., Holford, K. M., and Davies, A.W., (1999) Bridge Integrity Assessment by Acoustic Emission - Local Monitoring. Proc. Identification in Engineering Systems, Swansea, pp 401 - 409 ISBN 08076158 4.
  13. Holford, K.M., Yan, T. and Carter, D.C., (1998) A Self-Organisation Method for Classification of Acoustic Emission Signals. Proc. 23rd European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing, Vienna, pp 264 - 269.
  14. Yan, T. and Holford K.M., (1998) Acoustic Emission Analysis and Identification using Pattern Recognition Techniques. 23rd European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing, Vienna, pp 236 - 239.
  15. Carter, D.C., Pullin, R. and Holford, K.M., (1998) Acoustic Emission studies of a steel box girder bridge. 23rd European Conference on Acoustic Emission Testing, Vienna, pp 225 - 229.
  16. Holford, K.M., Cole, P.T., Carter, D.C. and Davies, A.W., (1997) The Nondestructive Testing of Steel Girder Bridges by Acoustic Emission, Trends in NDE Science and Technology, Ed Krishnada Nair et al. Rotterdam; A.A. Balkema pp2509 - 2512, OCLC36832416
  17. Carter, D C., Holford, K M. and Davies, A.W., (1997) Health Monitoring of Steel Girders by Acoustic Emission - the role of Intelligent Signal Processing, Structural Damage Assessment Using Advanced Signal Processing Techniques - Proc. DAMAS '97, Sheffield Academic Press, pp19-30, ISBN 1 - 85075-825-5.
  18. Browne W N, Holford K M, Moore C J. and Bullock J., (1997) A Practical Application of a Learning Classifier System in a Steel Hot Strip Mill, Proc. International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms, Ed . G D Smith, N C Steele and R F Albrecht, Springer-Verlag, Vienna, Austria.
  19. Holford, K.M., Cole, P.T., Carter, D.C. and Davies, A.W., (1996) The Nondestructive Testing of Steel Girder Bridges by Acoustic Emission, 14th World Conference on Nondestructive Testing, New Delhi, India, Vol 4, pp 2509 - 2512 ISBN 81-204-1126-9.
  20. Davies, A.W. and Holford, K.M., (1996) Health Monitoring of Steel Bridges using Acoustic Emission, Proc. I.Struct.E Structural Assessment: The role of Large and Full Scale Testing, London (1996) pp54.1-54.8.
  21. Holford, K.M., Brandon, J.A., Yan, T.H., (1995) Intelligent Diagnostic Methods for Characterisation of Acoustic Emission Signals, DAMAS 95 - International Conference on Structural Damage Assessment using Advanced Signal Processing Procedures,Pescara, Italy
  22. Davies, A.W., Holford, K.M. and Sammarco, A. (1995) Health Monitoring of Steel Bridges using Acoustic Emission, Nordic Steel Construction Conferencepp 403- 410, Swedish Institute of Steel Construction, Malmo, Sweden, ISBN 91 7127 0094.
  23. Davies, A.W. and Holford, K.M., (1994) Fatigue Assessment of Steel Bridges Using Non-Destructive Evaluation Techniques, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Engineering Integrity Assessment, Glasgow, U.K., pp 209 - 218, ISBN 0 947817719.
  24. Holford, K.M., Davies, A.W. and Sammarco, A., (1994) Analysis of Fatigue Crack Growth in Structural Steels by Classification of Acoustic Emission Signals, Proceedings of the. 1994 Engineering Systems Design and Analysis Conference, London PD-Vol. 64-8.2, Vol. 8, Part B, 349 - 354, ISBN 0-7918-1280-4.

Articles and Reports

HA(2005) Highways Agency Advice Note on NDT (BA86)

  1. R. Pullin, K. M. Holford and R. J. Lark, (2004) Christ Church Hill (Royal Oak) Overbridge. An Investigation of the use of Acoustic Emission to Monitor the Behaviour of the Thrust Hinges, Report for Capita Gwent Consultancy and National Assembly Wales. KSNG 280 (3070) 21 (2004)
  2. R. Pullin, K. M. Holford and S. L. Evans, (2004) The Detection of Cracking of Ceramic Coated Aluminium Tensile Specimens Using Acoustic Emission, (Report for BOC Edwards) Cardiff University Internal Report No. 3083.
  3. R. Pullin, K. M. Holford and R. J. Lark, (2004) An Investigation of the Use of Acoustic Emission to Monitor Hinge Joints (Field Trial), Report for Capita Gwent Consultancy (Cardiff University Internal Report No. 3070)
  4. R. Pullin, K. M. Holford and R. J. Lark, (2004) An Investigation of the Use of Acoustic Emission to Monitor Hinge Joints (Laboratory Investigation), Report for Highways Agency and Transport Research Laboratory (Cardiff University Internal Report No. 3060)
  5. A. W. Davies, K. M. Holford, R. Pullin, J. Watson, P. T. Cole and S. N. Gautney, (1999) Acoustic emission monitoring trial, Report for The Highways Agency: Maintenance Agency Area 12: Midlands Links Motorway Viaducts, Cardiff University and Physical Acoustics Ltd.
  6. Casey, N.F., Holford, K.M. and Taylor, J.L., (1985) The Acoustic Inspection of Wire Rope, OIPEEC Round Table Report - Endurance of Wire Rope and its Practical Applications, June 1985, pp 3.2.1 - 3.2.18.