PERFORMANCE OF HIGH STRENGTH RAILS IN TRACK

The problem of rapid deterioration of the standard AREA carbon rail under the operating conditions on the Mt. Newman track has necessitated the development and testing of high strength materials. An extensive in-track assessment programme, utilizing selected sections of track with varying physical characteristics, is being conducted to evaluate the relative performances of the different rail types. These are monitored at regular intervals and the results will provide the necessary data which will enable a final assessment to be made on an economic basis. Because of the long-term trials involved in obtaining such data, the programme was designed with sufficient flexibility to allow for any factors which could change its direction or objectives.

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-13

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00303699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session 313 Pap I.10Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM