CAUSES OF SHELLY SPOTS AND HEAD CHECKS IN RAILS; METHODS FOR THEIR PREVENTION

Causes of shelly spots and head checks in rail are reviewed, and methods for their prevention are recommended. Data on rolling load tests of rail flame hardened for the SP, UP, and the QNS & L, rail of Japanese manufacture, hardened by the induction method, and high-silicon rail, as well as standard carbon rail, is presented. Topics discussed include results of inspections of heat-treated and alloy rail service test installations on curves with shelly histories, and shelly rail studies at the University of Illinois.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1964-2

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 576-605
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 65 N
    • Issue Number: 584
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052308
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1976 12:00AM