This paper describes feasibility studies for ultrasonic inspection of railroad wheel treads and plates. Ultrasonic techniques had an early application in the railroad industry for locating cracks in steam locomotive driving axles and crank pins. Wet and dry magnetic particle inspection is also widely used in the industry as is the liquid penetrant method. Acoustic techniques, however, appear to offer potentially greater convenience than these methods when it comes to wheel inspection.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Bray, D E
    • Dalvi, N G
    • Finch, R D
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-7
  • Serial:
    • Ultrasonics
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Butterworth Scientific Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ultrasonics
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1976 12:00AM