Location

Williamsburg, VA

Start Date

1-1-1988 12:00 AM

Description

Early work at the University of Houston [1] showed the efficacy of Rayleigh waves for detecting cracks in the tread of railroad wheels. Development work has been going on at the Fraunhofer Institute in Saarbrucken (IzfP) on an automated system using EMATs that could be installed in a railyard and used in a roll-by mode [2]. A prototype of their system is now operational in Luxembourg.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

7B

Chapter

Chapter 8: NDE Systems and Reliability

Section

Systems—Ultrasonic

Pages

1661-1668

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0979-6_95

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Flaw Detection in Railroad Wheels Using Rayleigh-Wave EMATS

Williamsburg, VA

Early work at the University of Houston [1] showed the efficacy of Rayleigh waves for detecting cracks in the tread of railroad wheels. Development work has been going on at the Fraunhofer Institute in Saarbrucken (IzfP) on an automated system using EMATs that could be installed in a railyard and used in a roll-by mode [2]. A prototype of their system is now operational in Luxembourg.