SIGNIFICANCE OF A DETECTION OF DEFECTS IN RAILS

The articles describe the principal types of defects which may be found in rails, and indicates those which are inherent in the manufacturing processes and those which arise as a result of service loads. The principles of resonance and pulse-echo ultrasonic flaw detection as applied to rails are given, and the current ultrasonic testing practice at the British Railway is described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract is also contained in "A Bibliography on the Design and Performance of Rail Track Structures", September 1974, RRIS #072794, which was prepared for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, P C
    • Wise, S
  • Publication Date: 1970-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 111-116
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM