Tyre defect sensing system

PurdueUniversity engineers in West Lafayette, Ind., have developed a systemthat uses sensors and mathematical models to detect defects in newtires.

Thenew system is said to produce better results than conventionalinspections, promising to help the tire industry meet more stringentfederal tire-durability requirements.

The diagnostic technique works by analyzing vibration waves passingthrough a tire to detect damage that leads to cracks in the bead area- where the tire connects to the steel rim of the wheel. Such crackscan spread around the tire, causing the tire to lose air or otherwisefail.

Source: physorg.comAdded: 22 February 2006