Accession Number : ADA264413
Title : Track Pin Testing Procedure. Hammer Ring Test Evaluation
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
Personal Author(s) : Laurain, Martin P
Report Date : Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 44
Abstract : The hammer ring test procedure needed to be evaluated to determine its accuracy and effectiveness. The results of the evaluation determined if the test procedure would be reinstated into operator manuals for heavy track tanks. The evaluation was conducted at the Keweenaw Research Center in Houghton, MI by government employees from the Track Technology Group, Maintenance Group and Logistics. The hammer ring test, in fact, provided poor crack detection ability and is not recommended to be reinstated in the operator manuals. The evaluation includes promising ultrasonic detection results for detecting cracked pins, however, and it is recommended that the ultrasonic detection system be considered for future testing.
Descriptors : *PINS , *VEHICLE TRACKS , TEST AND EVALUATION , MAINTENANCE , DETECTION , CRACKS , TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES) , HAMMERS , TRACKS , GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES , ACCURACY , ULTRASONICS , LOGISTICS , RINGS
Subject Categories : Machinery and Tools
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE