A Nondestructive Inspection System for the Inspection of Wear Surfaces in Tank Track Shoes

Valery F. Godínez-Azcuaga, Finlayson Richard D., Basavaraju B. Raju
2005 SAE Technical Paper Series   unpublished
In this paper we present a unique nondestructive inspection (NDI) system for inspection of al/sic metal matrix composite (MMC) inserts in cast aluminum tank track shoes (TTS). The system is based on two different nondestructive inspection methods, ultrasonics (UT) and eddy current (EC), which are capable of detecting and identifying defects in MMC, such as porosity, debonding, and cracking. This paper also discusses results obtained during inspections of Al/SiC MMC samples with different levels
more » ... th different levels of porosity, and debonds using UT and EC inspection. The prototype version of the system is designed to perform an acceptance inspection after TTS manufacturing and before deployment. Other potential applications of this system are in the evaluation of complex MMC parts in the automotive industry. Report Documentation Page Form Approved OMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for the collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports, 1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington VA 22202-4302. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to a penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number. Public Release 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 7 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON a. REPORT unclassified b. ABSTRACT unclassified c. THIS PAGE unclassified Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18
doi:10.4271/2005-01-0596 fatcat:myx4gdtcebcbfa2fv46q3b6uee