Accession Number : ADA308542
Title : Instrument for Damage Evaluation/Characterization of Steel Belted Radial Tires.
Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 1 Dec 94-28 Feb 96,
Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF GENERAL ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Reis, Henrique L. Dos ; Golko, Paul J.
PDF Url : ADA308542
Report Date : FEB 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 39
Abstract : A prototype instrument capable of detecting/evaluating ply cord fatigue damage, i.e., the zipper mode of failure, in radial steel-belted truck tires has been developed. The instrument is production-oriented and capable of being used for on-line inspection of new or retreaded tires. Furthermore, the instrument is also capable of providing color-coded scans, thereby reducing the possibility of operator error which could result in damaged tires being placed in service.
Descriptors : *RADIAL TIRES, SCANNING, TEST AND EVALUATION, DAMAGE, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, PROTOTYPES, STEEL, CODING, ULTRASONICS, COLORS, ERRORS, INSPECTION, INSTRUMENTATION, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), TRUCKS, ONLINE SYSTEMS, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), ZIPPERS.
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE