THERMAL STRESS DEVELOPED IN S PLATE, STRAIGHT PLATE, AND DEEP DISH WHEELS

Heating of the rim of a railway car wheel by brake shoes can result in axial movement of the rim of the wheel and a change in hub diameter. Five-wheel designs were examined by theoretical analysis and compared with some experimental results obtained from subjecting the wheels to braking cycles on the dynamometer. Specific values of elastic stress developed by a given thermal load are presented so that direct comparison between wheel designs is possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division, ASME, for presentation at the IEEE-ASME Joint Railroad Conference, St. Louis, Mo., April 11-12, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Wetenkamp, H R
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051909
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: #73-RT-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1974 12:00AM