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

Mechanical tests and rolling-load tests produced shelling on 16 different rails: four standard carbon rails averaged 1,358,000 cycles; five silicon rails averaged 1,692,000 cycles; four higher silicon rails averaged 1,940,000 cycles; two silicon-vanadium rails averaged 2,038,000 cycles; and one chrome-vanadium rail ran 4,874,000 cycles; Laboratory examinations were made of six rails which developed detail fractures in service. Rolling-load tests produced detail fractures from shelling in 10 rails.

  • 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. 1041-47
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 58
    • Issue Number: 535
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM