Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 65–74 | Cite as

Resonance testing of cast iron

  • R. D. Adams
  • N. D. Vaughan


An outline is given of the existing nondestructive vibration tests for cast irons and their drawbacks in terms of the dimensional accuracy of the components. A proposal is made for a new test based on the change of resonant frequency with vibration amplitude exhibited by cast irons. This proposal is evaluated using material data obtained from dynamic tests of a wide range of cast iron specimens. A test rig is described suitable for testing cylindrical cast bars, and typical results are presented in relation to material strength. There is also a brief description of preliminary testing on cast products.

Key words

NDE cast iron vibration analysis modulus strength 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. D. Adams
    • 1
  • N. D. Vaughan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of BathBathUK

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