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Nondestructive Techniques for Measuring the Longitudinal Force in Rails: Proceedings of a Joint Government-Industry Conference Held in Washington, DC. on February 26-27, 1979.

Report Number: FRA/ORD-80-50
Corporate Author: Unified Industries Incorporated
Date of Publication: 1980-12
Pages: 191
Contract: DOT-FR-8046/DOT-FR-9044
PB Number: PB81179368

The Conference on Nondestructive Techniques for Measuring the Longitudinal Force in Rails consisted of an introductory session followed by three major sessions on ultrasonic techniques, Barkhausen and sonic techniques, and X-ray diffraction techniques. This report is made up of the technical papers presented at the conference, together with the edited transcripts of the panel discussions and question-and-answer periods held at the end of each major session.

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