Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/117249
Type: Conference paper
Title: Measurement of residual stresses in rails using Rayleigh waves
Author: Hughes, J.
Vidler, J.
Khanna, A.
Mohabuth, M.
Kotooussov, A.
Ng, C.
Citation: Advances in mechanics: failure, deformation, fatigue, waves and monitoring: Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure, 2018 / Dyskin, A., Pasternak, E. (ed./s), pp.160-164
Publisher: Australian Fracture Group
Issue Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781740524094
Conference Name: International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure (03 Dec 2018 - 06 Dec 2018 : Perth, WA)
Statement of
Responsibility: 
James Martin Hughes, James Vidler, Aditya Khanna, Munawwar Mohabuth, Andrei Kotousov and Ching-Tai Ng
Abstract: This paper presents a new nondestructive approach for evaluating the residual longitudinal stresses in rails. The developed approach utilises the acoustoelastic effect to infer the longitudinal stress from the measured speed of Rayleigh waves propagating along the longitudinal direction. The measured Rayleigh wave speed along the longitudinal direction is shown to vary significantly across the height of the rail section, which can be directly correlated to the residual stress profile in the rail section. Unlike existing residual stress measurement techniques, such as hole-drilling or sectioning, the developed approach can be potentially applied for the in-situ residual stress measurement, without taking the rail out of service.
Keywords: Acoustoelastic effect; residual stress; rail; Rayleigh waves
Rights: © The Authors
RMID: 0030105796
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