Journal of Applied Sciences1812-56541812-5662Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/jas.2014.3595.3603JasimMohammed T.NuawiM.Z.ZiyadS.S.BahariA.R.NadiaF.M.MohammedM.H.1220141424The evaluation and design of more productive and cheaper materials
and products can be improved by measuring their long lasting mechanical properties.
In this study, vibration signals emitted from a steel ball were measured using
a regular pulsing excitation method based on ASTM E1876 and at the same time,
data was obtained from the configurations of an accelerometer and a piezofilm
sensor. The polymeric materials selected for the proposed design were made up
of rectangular bars consisting of cross-sections of polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
and cast nylon (MC), acrylic (AC) and polyethylene (PE) with the same dimensions
as the sample. The time domain and the frequencies of the vibration signals
that were produced during the experiment were examined by means of an alternative
statistical analysis method known as the Integrated Kurtosis-Based Algorithm
for Z-Filter (I-Kaz^{TM}) which was used to decipher the information
that was gathered. Two correlation processes were obtained from the material
properties (Compressive strength and Bulk modulus) and the I-Kaz^{TM},
Z^{∞} coefficients of the vibration signals picked up by an accelerometer
and piezofilm sensor. The results prove that correlation processes can be used
with the I-Kaz^{TM} methods as standards for determining the properties
of materials and that this technique is efficient, safe and cheap.]]>Meyers, M.A. and K.K. Chawla,2009Alfano, M. and L. Pagnotta,2007Zhu, W.D. and B.H. Emory,2005Botelho, E.C., A.N. Campos, E. de Barros, L.C. Pardini and M.C. Rezende,2006Salem, J.A. and A. Singh,2006Safizadeh, M.S. and S.K. Latifi,2014Nuawi, M.Z., M.J.M. Nor, N. Jamaludin, S. Abdullah, F. Lamin and C.K.E. Nizwan,2008ASTM C1548-02,2007Nuawi, M.Z., A.R. Bahari and S. Abdullah,2011Radovic, M., E. Lara-Curzio and L. Riester,2004Dos Santos, J.P.L., P.M. Amaral, A.C. Diogo and L.G. Rosa,2013ASTM E1876-09,2007Yoshida, T., K. Sakurada and M. Hoshino,2010Nuawi, M.Z., A.R. Bahari, S. Abdullah and A.K. Ariffin,2014