NDTnet - June 1997, Vol.2 No.06

Nondestructive testing of railroad wheels at the German Bahn AG

H. Hintze, Deutsche Bahn AG, Kirchmöser *
(summarized English version by Rolf Diederichs)

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This article asserts that the applied ultrasonic testing method does not effectively recognize all possible defects of the wheel. For that reason a task optimized the technique which showed first good results and plans for the necessary modifications are underway for a long term investigation at the service station in Hamburg.
Our question mark: Are those investigations completed and modifications applied??
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NDTnet - June1997, Vol.2 No.06

Visual testing

Surface testing with eddy current

Ultrasonic testing with surface waves

Operation of the method


Further Discussion


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