The existence of tensile stresses in rail heads had been well known for many years; they occur under vertical loading on straight or curved track, at the short middle lengths between successive wheels. The mose serious cause of tensile stresses, however, is the net lateral load producing a twisting moment on the outer rail of a curve, generally due to the flanges of the leading bogie and leading coupled wheels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1954-6-4

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  • Accession Number: 00039570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM