Accession Number:

ADA128732

Title:

Analysis of Barkhausen Noise to Assess Shrink Fit Stresses.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The possible application of Barkhausen Noise Analysis to assess shrink fit stresses in steel bushings was investigated. Ten specimens of four different size NAS steel bushings were used in experiments to determine the relationship between the Barkhausen signal amplitude and the hoop-stress in the bushings. This relationship was investigated for specimens which were loaded by a simple clamping fixture and specimens subjected to actual thermal interference fits. The results show that while the relationship of Barkhausen signal amplitude to hoop stress is predictable for specimens loaded by the simple clamping fixture, the relationship was less predictable for actual thermal fit bushings. The variation in results could possibly be due to variable levels of axial stress produced by the differential thermal expansion of the steel and aluminum. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE