ULTRASONIC DETECTION OF PLATE CRACKS IN RAILWAY WHEELS
The results of experimental efforts established the feasibility of the detection of railway wheel plate cracks by an ultrasonic pulse echo testing technique from the tread surface. Feasibility and test sensitivities were established using artificial notches in a flat plate test reference and in full-size wheels. Concepts for manual inspection of stationary wheels and the automatic testing of moving wheels are described.
- Sponsored by the FRA/U.S. DOT, through the Transportation Systems Center, U.S. DOT.
Batelle Memorial Institute/Pacific Northwest LabsBattelle Boulevard, P.O. Box 999
Richland, WA United States 99352
Washington, DC United States 20590
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
- Becker, F L
- Publication Date: 1976-7
- Pagination: 88 p.
- TRT Terms: Automation; Cracking; Crash avoidance systems; Defects; Inspection; Nondestructive tests; Railroads; Research; Ultrasonic detectors; Ultrasonic tests; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Automatic warning systems; Wheel flaws; Wheel inspection
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00151161
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-76-277 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-726
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM