Application and potential of guided wave rail inspection

Joseph Lawrence Rose, M. J. Avioli, W. J. Song

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalInsight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation


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