Acousto-ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of fatigue damage in steel-belted radial tyres

H. L.M. dos Reis, K. A. Warmann

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Acousto-ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of a field fatigued steel-belted radial tyre has been conducted to evaluate steel cord fatigue damage using the stress-wave-factor (SWF) measurement technique. Using X-ray visual inspection, damaged areas of the tyre side wall were identified and tested using the acousto-ultrasonic approach. The acousto-ultrasonic results from the damaged regions were compared with the results from regions without failed steel cords. Results show that this approach has the potential of being used in quality assurance of tyres, that it is production-oriented, and that it is capable of 100% inspection of the tyre casings prior to retreading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)958-963
Number of pages6
JournalInsight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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