INVESTIGATION OF FAILURES IN CONTROL-COOLED RAILROAD RAILS

Thirty-two failed control-cooled rails were examined. Causes of failure included: transverse fissures--two from shatter cracks, eight from hot torn steel and one from inclusion; 13 detail fractures from shelling; five fractures from wheel burns, weld defects or electride burns; and three other types of breaks.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Cramer, R E
  • Publication Date: 1957-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 965-971
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 58
    • Issue Number: 535
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040585
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM