This paper presents a wear prediction methodology for locomotive wheels and a detailed analysis of wheel load changes induced by wear. These load changes, due to one or more worn wheels, are shown to be significant and deleterious to dynamic performance as well as altering the wear rates. Methods for calculating both the change in wheel profile due to wear and the consequent redistribution of loads are developed and illustrated with numerical examples.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conference, April 28-30, 1981.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Ross, F D
    • Torby, B J
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 81-RT-8 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM