Three applications of guided waves for rail inspection in the railroad industry are considered: fixed sensors on rail; a guided wave rail inspection car; and a sensor-on-train system. Basic elements of guided wave analysis, reflection and transmission principles, penetration power, modes of energy induction and reception, sample experiments on air transducers, cut rail, successes to date and future directions are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring|
|State||Published - Jun 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)