RAIL FRACTURES RESULTING FROM ENGINE WHEEL BURNS, INCLUDING EFFECT OF REPAIRING SUCH BURNS BY OXYACETYLENE OR ELECTRIC WELDING

Twenty-one specimens were artificially burned with the wheel rotating at a speed of 15 mph, the rails being applied to the moving surface of the wheel for 3-sec. intervals. The burns produced by this method were approximately 1-1/2 in. wide by 2-1/2 in. long and appeared to be quite uniform in nature. A tabulation of the rolling-load tests completed on these specimens up to the present time is shown. Up to the present time no explanation can be offered for the difference in fatigue life due to the location of the built-up metal on the engine burn. Tests have not progressed far enough to lead to any conclusions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Akers, J B
  • Publication Date: 1950-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 594-595
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 51
    • Issue Number: 486
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040803
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM