— a tool for wear research
THIS PAPER describes an investigation into the use of radioactive cylinders in wear research. Battelle Institute and Fairbanks, Morse agree that the method has potential as a research tool.
The effect on cylinder wear experienced with variables such as starting, idle or cold temperature operation, sudden load changes, speed, torque, and such, can be determined easily and relatively inexpensively.
The authors describe the techniques and precautions taken during the testing. *