INVESTIGATION OF FAILURE OF FREIGHT TRUCKS SIDE FRAMES USING ACOUSTIC EMISSION
- 1 The National University of Science and Technology “MISIS”, Moscow, Russia
Analysis of material condition of side frames of freight trucks before and after thermal hardening was performed by combined analysis of Acoustic Emission (AE) and strain diagrams during tests of samples cut from the frames. The kinetic of damage accumulation during loading to failure in the material after normalizing or volume-surface hardening was analyzed. Changes in ductility and toughness resource of the metal was evaluated.