Method for Predicting Thermal Buckling in Rails

A method is proposed herein for predicting the onset of thermal buckling in rails in such a way as to provide a means of avoiding this type of potentially devastating failure. The method consists of the development of a thermomechanical model of rail buckling, together with the construction of an on-the-fly experimental apparatus that is capable of concomitantly foretelling the onset of thermally induced rail buckling. As such, the combination of these two components is intended to provide a tool that can be employed as a means of determining when intervention is necessary in order to ensure that rails will not fail due to thermal buckling.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 4p

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  • Accession Number: 01668730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC59
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2018 3:46PM