Ultrasonic testing

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Of all the industrial applications for ultrasonic testing, material flaw detection is the oldest and the most common. Since the 1940s, the laws of physics that govern the propagation of sound waves through solid materials have been used to detect hid... read more
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CAN data systems

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
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A considerable amount of data can be obtained from factory-fitted engine sensors in a modern roadcar-based racer, and mining the data has become far easier in recent years thanks to the widespread adoption by mainstream manufacturers of CAN (Controll... read more
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Sensors and shielding

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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A test bed is only as accurate as the sensors it uses to collect data. In the case of engine dynamometers, the test environment is a very ‘noisy’ place, with many sources of vibration and electromagnetic interference (EMI) present, all of... read more
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CT component testing

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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Accurate measurement and testing of parts with complex internal features can be fraught with difficulties. Often, the only way to achieve accurate checking is to sacrifice a part to destructive testing in order to ensure correct internal tolerances a... read more
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SAW torque sensors in dynamometers

Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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At the moment, most dynamometer torque sensors use either strain gauges or, in more advanced applications, magneto-elastic sensors to measure output torque. However, in recent years new sensors for torque measurement based on Surface Acoustic Wave (S... read more
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Flow benches wet-flow testing

Monday, December 02, 2013
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Traditional flow benches for measuring cylinder head port flow rates are a useful tool for determining how efficient a particular port design is in terms of basic airflow characteristics. However, they are limited in that they do not show how a parti... read more
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Tensile-testing video extensometers

Monday, October 07, 2013
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In a previous RET-Monitor we looked at testing the material properties of composites, so this month we will investigate a machine that is particularly suited to tensile testing of such materials, the video extensometer, which can provide an accurate ... read more
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