A YARD TEST OF ACOUSTIC SIGNATURE INSPECTION OF RAILROAD WHEELS
An earlier laboratory study established the feasibility of using acoustic signatures for inspection of railroad wheels. The present work was undertaken to establish the system's operational capabilities by a period of testing in a switching yard. Tape recordings were made to serve as a data base for finding the algorithm which best distinguished wheel sets with a defective member. Wheelsets whose members exhibited extremely different wear could not always be distinguished from those with a cracked wheel. It is anticipated that when the measure of differential wear on a wheelset has been incorporated in the algorithm its ability to distinguish cracked wheels will be considerably improved.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 16-21, 1980.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Dousis, D A
- Finch, R D
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 6 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustic emission tests; Data collection; Defects; Information processing; Inspection; Spectrum analysis; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Wheel defects; Wheel flaws
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00324441
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 80-WA/RT-2 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM