Technical Reports

In-Service WheelFax Concept Evaluation

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1983
AUTHOR: W. T. Michael, D. K. Shaver, D. Levine, D. M. Dancer, D. E. Gray
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Wheels, Search Unit, Failure Detection, Cracks, Nondestructive Testing, Ultrasonics
ABSTRACT: Work performed on this task include the evaluation of the WheelFax concept; problems, difficulties and modifications made by purchasers of WheelFax systems; effectiveness of this detection concept with respect to the wheel inspection process defined in the Field Manual of the AAR Interchange Rules 1983; an analysis of total accidents attributed to wheel failures versus the number of these accidents where the WheelFax may have detected the faulty wheels; and finally recommendations on future research with respect to the WheelFax and other related wheel failure projects that are anticipated in the near future.