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PEC thermography for imaging multiple cracks from rolling contact fatigue

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With the development and operation of high speed trains, condition based maintenance becomes an important approach for the improvement of reliability and safety of rail transportation. This paper reports a feasibility study using pulsed eddy current thermography for imaging multiple cracks caused by rolling contact fatigue (RCF). After reviewing rail track inspection and RCF cracks, a PEC thermography system is introduced and applied to the imaging of multiple rolling contact fatigue cracks. Potential on-line inspection for rail track is also discussed. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Author(s): Wilson J, Tian GY, Mukriz I, Almond D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: NDT & E International

Year: 2011

Volume: 44

Issue: 6

Pages: 505-512

Print publication date: 12/05/2011

ISSN (print): 0963-8695

ISSN (electronic): 1879-1174

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


DOI: 10.1016/j.ndteint.2011.05.004


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