NDT.net - June 2002, Vol. 7 No.06

Eddycurrent Detection of Head Checks on the Gauge Corners of Rails: Recent Results

R. Krull, H. Hintze, M. Luke
DB AG, Research and Technology Centre, Kirchmöser, Germany
M. Thomas, R. Pohl
BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
S. Rühe
Prüftechnik Linke & Rühe GmbH, Magdeburg, Germany
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: Hans-Martin.Thomas@bam.de, Web: http://www.bam.de/english/...

1. Introduction

2. The properties of nearsurface defects in rails

3. Test methods used to detect near-surface rail defects

4. Preliminary investigations

5. Calibrating the test equipment

6. In-situ examination of rails

7. Outlook

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