Heavier loads and higher speeds make it necessary for rails and associated components to be able to withstand higher wheel loads. This will require new rail materials, rather than the redesigning of rails. The paper discusses the current state of metallurgical development of rail steels and makes recommendations on some fields of research worthy of study. Optimization of rail life requires also that all components of the track structure be investigated simultaneously.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings, 76th AREA Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 29-31, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  United States  60605
  • Authors:
    • MARICH, S
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 594-610
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 78
    • Issue Number: 663
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM