TRACK TRAIN DYNAMICS CONTRIBUTIONS TO RAIL METALLURGY

As a phase of the Track Train Dynamics Program, rail metallurgy has been studied extensively. One phase involved statistical analysis of rail defects from six test segments carrying 23 to 40 million gross tons annually at speeds to 79 mph. Statistical analysis of 1160 defects on 276 miles of track with rail ranging from 8 to 20 years of age determined the time-to-occurence probability distributions governing defect occurence and compared these probabilities for various locations, defect types and rail sections.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Seventy-eighth Technical Conference, American Railway Engineering Association, March 26-28, 1979, Palmer House, Chicago.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • Stone, D H
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 528-543
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 80
    • Issue Number: 673
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM