In this work, an impact experiment on a composite plate with unknown material properties (its group velocity profile is unknown) is implemented to localize the impact points. A pencil lead break is used to generate acoustic emission (AE) signals which are acquired by six piezoelectric wafer active sensors (PWAS). These sensors are distributed with a particular configuration in two clusters on the plate. The time of flight (TOF) of acquired signals is estimated at the starting points of these signals. The continuous wavelet transform (CWT) of received signals are calculated with AGU Vallen wavelet program to get the accurate values of the TOF of these signals. Two methods are used for determining the coordinates of impact points (localization the impact point). The first method is the new technique (method 1) by Kundu. This technique has two linear equations with two unknowns (the coordinate of AE source point). The second method is the nonlinear algorithm (method 2). This algorithm has a set of six nonlinear equations with five unknowns. Two MATLAB codes are implemented separately to solve the linear and nonlinear equations. The results show good indications for the location of impact points in both methods. The location errors of calculated impact points are divided by constant distance to get independent percentage errors with the site of the coordinate.

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