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Elastic Wave Analysis for Broken rail detection

Joseph L. Rose
The Pennsylvania State University
Engineering Science & Mechanics Department
University Park, PA 16802
Michael J. Avioli, Jr
FBS, Inc.
State College, PA 16801
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Abstract.

INTRODUCTION

METHODOLOGY

EXPERIMENT

CONCLUDING REMARKS

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

REFERENCES

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