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