PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL TEST RESULTS OF RAILS AND JOINT BARS PRODUCED BY THE BASIC-OXYGEN STEEL-MAKING PROCESS

Physical and mechanical test results of rails and joint bars produced by the basic-oxygen steel-making process are investigated to obtain data on open hearth steels. These data will be given consideration in accepting the basic-oxygen steel for rails and joint bars in the AREA specifications. An excerpt on basic oxygen steel making is also included to indicate the outstanding factor in the development of steel-making technology in the past decade, the steady increase in the utilization of manufactured oxygen contributing to a new steel-making concept known as the basic-oxygen process. Comparisons are made between open hearth steel and basic-oxygen steel, indicating that the basic difference is in types of furnaces employed and extent to which high-purity manufactured oxygen is used as a refining agent. Investigation of rails and joint bars is conducted using rolling-load tests and the long-stroke rolling-load machines. It is concluded that joint bars and rails produced by the two different processes and two different companies perform the same.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is an abstract of report no. ER-33
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1963-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 87-88
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 580
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM