SIXTEENTH PROGRESS REPORT ON SHELLY RAIL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Three rolling-load tests are reported on chrome-vanadium rails. One specimen ran 4,874,000 cycles. One failed at 14,831,000 cycles, a record for this type of rail. A third specimen ran 2,857,000 cycles before it developed shelling. Seven rolling-load tests to produce shelling failures in high-silicon rails averaged 2,277,000 cycles. Past tests of standard carbon steel rails have averaged 1,000,000 cycles in the same rolling-load test. Results are given of the examination of several detail fractures and one shelly rail from service.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Cramer, R E
  • Publication Date: 1958-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 975-981
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 59
    • Issue Number: 542
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040584
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM