THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOELASTIC INVESTIGATION OF THE PRINCIPAL STRESSES AND MAXIMUM SHEARS IN THE HEAD OF A MODEL OF A RAILROAD RAIL

This report discusses the technique used to make a photoelastic model of a rail which indicates the interior stresses present under load. Differences between frozen patterns and those obtained at room temperature are discussed. The method to determine actual principal stresses and principal shears is also described and discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Frocht, M M
  • Publication Date: 1954

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 1112-19
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 55
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM