This article highlights a paper entitled "A Locomotive Rail-Stress Index". The author reviews the method of determining the stress produced in a rail in accordance with the elastic theory, and determines the heaviest equivalent isolated wheel load which may be permitted on a specific rail section at permissible service speed, in order that the stress produced in the rail will not exceed the allowable stress value. From this the author deduces a rail-stress index applicable for any given wheelbase and axle loading.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Clarke, C W
  • Publication Date: 1953-2-27

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  • Accession Number: 00039925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM