The manufacturing defects described are in ingots; in rolling methods; a transverse fissures, the fractures caused by stresses set up in cooling. The failures described arising from service conditions may be caused by excessive wear; fatigue or impact; rail-end batter; corrosion in tunnels, at water troughs, or at wet ashpits; slipping by wheels; faulty heat treatment, welding or cutting; corrugation; or war damage. Rail failures in India in 1929 due to rolling defects resulted in the use of impact testing on the side of the rail-head being added to test specification. The temperature equalization scheme adopted by British mills in 1928 to avoid transverse fissures is given.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dinsdale, C
  • Publication Date: 1944-3-3

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  • Accession Number: 00037308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM