SHELLY RAIL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Three rolling-load tests of induction-hardened rails from Japan averaged 2,715,000 cycles. Two rolling-load tests of a standard carbon 115-lb rail averaged 3,063,000 cycles. Two rolling-load tests of 100-lb continuous-cast rail from Europe averaged 2,027,000 cycles. Flame-hardened high-silicon rails failed at 1,005,800 cycles and 3,834,000 cycles. Rolling-load tests of a series of rails flame-hardened at different speeds are reported. One group averaged 2,947,000 cycles and the other two groups all failed at less than 1,000,000 cycles. Rolling-load tests on one flame-hardened specimen from Dominion Steel Co. ran 3,857,000 cycles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Cramer, R E
  • Publication Date: 1964-2

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  • Accession Number: 00040209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM