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High Speed Infrared Wheel Analysis

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Film Identifier: F.2004-02-0102
Run Time
0h 15m 30s
Date Produced
Film of recorded footage of a high speed infrared wheel analysis recorded from 30 to 8000 frame per second and played back at 24 frame per second to study the resulting patterns of hotspots of a brake against a wheel running at 100 horse power, 60 miles per hour. A voice over discussion of scientists analyzing the results plays along with the film. Shot at Univ. of IL RR research
00:00 - Var MS, CU interior factory, machinery turning, Griffin train wheel rotating in machine 00:40 - MS interior lab, operating board and instruments, CU screen, test being run 00:59 - filmed test on screen of CU wheel running against brake, sparks generated, high speed infrared wheel analysis, all tests run at 100 h.p., 60 m.p.h., 30-8000 pictures/sec. played back at 24 pictures/sec., VO men are discussing their analysis of the wheel test as it plays, slow down and speed up film to study test of filmed hotspots 12:52 - CU vertical test sheets that document pattern of hotspots as wheel went around 13:14-15:24 - film of wheel hotspots on leading edge of shoe against wheel, credits
Main Credit
Griffin Wheel Company (corporate name)
Behrend, Jack (is producer)
Additional Credit
Behrend, Jack (is contributor)
Behrend, Jack (is cinematographer)
Related Place
Champaign (production location of)