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Thermoplug measurement of wheel tread temperature during operational testing
Author(s): J. Kevin Kesler
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Paper Abstract

High speed tread braking on certain commuter rail cars led to localized shallow tread cracking. Measurement of the temperature gradient into the wheel tread under service conditions was required to confirm the cause and to evaluate potential solutions. This paper describes the tests conducted and the unique instrumentation for measuring the thermal gradient within the wheel tread and is based on a report by Cameron Stuart entitled 'Thermal Measurements of Commuter Rail Wheel Under Revenue Service Conditions'.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2458, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Railroads, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212692
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J. Kevin Kesler, ENSCO, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2458:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Railroads
Donald E. Gray; Daniel H. Stone, Editor(s)

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