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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Mr. Greg Garcia
Railroad Nondestructive Testing (NDT)

Railroad Nondestructive Testing

Abstract

Railroad industry research programs include the identification and development of nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies capable of increasing the reliability and accuracy of railroad component inspections. Service induced flaws in rail, wheels, and axles have been ranked among the top five cause groups leading to train accidents in North America between the years 1999 and 2001 according to Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) statistics. This presentation will provide an overview of the safety and economic implications of train accidents attributed to service flaws in railroad components along with presenting the laser based ultrasonic approach to increase reliability of in-service rail flaw detection.

About the Speaker:

Greg Garcia is a Principal Investigator I at the Transportation Technology Center, Incorporated (TTCI) in Pueblo, Colorado. Greg has a B.S. in Metallurgy from the University of Southern Colorado and has been involved in NDT for over 20 years. He is level III certified in Mil-Std 410 and ASNT. Current involvement includes research in rail, wheel, bridge and railroad tank car Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE).



Location: Ivy Fine Dining (was called: Jax Place), 2149 Jerry Murphy Rd.,
                 Pueblo CO 81001-1262
                 Tel: (719) 583-8795
Directions: I-25 at Hwy. 50 West/Hwy 47 (Canon City exit), travel east (left) on Hwy 47, exit Jerry Murphy Rd. (2nd light), turn right (south), take first entrance to right into University Station, Jax Place faces east in business complex.

Dinner Menu: ...[TBA]


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