Journal of
Mechanical Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Mech. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2383
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMER
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 119

Full Length Research Paper

Analysis study on surface and sub surface imperfections through magnetic particle crack detection for nonlinear dynamic model of some mining components

  Umesh Singh1*, Mohan Singh2 and M. K. Singh1        
  1Project Assistant, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research, (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Barwa Road, Dhanbad-826015, Jharkhand, India. 2Professor, K.K. College of Engineering and Management, Dhanbad, Jharkhand. 3Principle Scientist, Material Testing Section, CSIR-C.I.M.F.R Dhanbad, Jharkhand.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 12 January 2012
  •  Published: 31 May 2012



This paper reviews magnetic particle crack detection (MPCD) in terms of principle, advantages, disadvantages and limitations. Different mine gear components are evaluated through MPCD technique and results are analyzed in terms of their suitability by applying acceptance/rejection norms followed by the mining industry in India. MPCD is now a widely acceptable technique in the world and has simplified inspection processes, leading tosignificant cost reductions and quality control enhancement and confidence. It has great value in revealing surface flaws in magnetic materials such as mild and alloy steels, castiron, etc. Not only will the technique reveal surface defects that are not visible to the naked eye, it also facilitates the detection of cracks that would, under normal circumstances, onlybe found by close and tedious examination of the surface. On the basis of this study, it can be concluded that MPCD evaluation must be conducted on manufactured equipment prior to use, so that failure of equipment in stipulated time could be prevented. It is also suggested that condition of vital components must be subjected to their condition monitoring at certain interval.


Keywords: Magnetic particle crack detection, material defects, surface imperfection, non-destructive evaluation, quality assessment, mine gear components.