The operation of rolling stock with defection wheels can have a detrimental effect on the track, causing additional rail stress and ultimately rail breakage. In addition, axleboxes and underframes can be damaged and to a lesser extent vehicle bodies. The degree of damage depends on the depth and length of wheelflat and the train speed. Presently, harmful effects of defective wheels are controlled through the implementation of regulations which define tolerances for wheelflats and wheels with material accumulations. Also, some administrations have adopted certain braking designs and procedures to minimize wheel damage. However, it is suggested that what is needed is better detection methods for early identification of problems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Question A110
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1969-7

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  • Accession Number: 00040176
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORE PUB NO 29
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1976 12:00AM