Engineers from Norfolk Southern (NS) and Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) recently assessed rail performance on four curves near Roanoke, Virginia to determine the impact of top-of-rail friction control (TORFC) materials on rolling contact fatigue (RCF) development, rail friction, and rail wear. They found TORFC materials to be most effective on curves with TOR applicators placed nearby and less effective on a downstream curve. TORFC was found to be effective and limiting the amount of RCF that developed compared to identical rails installed nearby that were not subjected to TORFC.


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  • Accession Number: 01759181
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  • Created Date: Nov 21 2020 8:15AM