The strength in static bending of rails bonded by conventional brazing or by a unique brazing technique involving the use of fiber metal shims ranges up to a maximum tensile fiber stress at failure of 71,800 psi. Work to date has been done using mild steel fiber metal shims, with and without copper foil on either side of the shim to supply molten filler metal. Since this technique yielded a joint strength as high as 63,900 psi, the superior technique of employing rail steel fiber metal shims preimpregnated with copper could yield strengths comparable to those of pressure-welded rail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 915-925
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 61
    • Issue Number: 556
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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  • Accession Number: 00040568
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM