PHYSICAL TESTS OF NORMALIZED AND NOT-NORMALIZED OXYACETYLENE PRESSURE-BUTT-WELDED 115 RE RAIL

The welds were made using three 39-ft rails, according to the normal procedure with the exception of not normalizing eight of the welds. The rolling-load tests were made using 48,000-lb and 60,000-lb wheel loads. The data indicate that all the failures produced in the rolling-load tests were from causes other than the effects of normalizing or not normalizing. The slow bend test of two normalized and two not-normalized oxyacetylene pressure butt-welded rails made. The results indicate a trend toward greater load, energy absorption and deflection in favor of the not-normalized tests. The drop tests of two normalized and two not-normalized oxyacetylene pressure but-welded rails were conducted. Again no significant difference can be found in the data for the normalized compared with the not-normalized welds.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1960-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 905-914
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue Number: 556
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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  • Accession Number: 00040567
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM