NDT.net - March 2003, Vol. 8 No.3

Ultrasonic Phased Array System for Railroad Axle Examination

Erhard, A.; Bertus, N.; Montag, H.-J.; Schenk, G;
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM) Germany.;
Hintze, H .
Deutsche Bahn AG Germany
Paper presented at the 8th ECNDT, Barcelona, June 2002

Introduction

Railroad Axle Inspection

Phased Array Probe Optimization

Measured Results

Conclusion

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