CAUSES OF SHELLY SPOTS AND HEAD CHECKS IN RAIL-METHODS FOR THEIR PREVENTION

Causes of shelly spots and head checks in rail are discussed, and methods for their prevention are recommended. Topics considered include six tests of heat-treated rail, a final report of service tests of 155-lb rail on the Pennsylvania RR laid on the high side of a 6-deg curve, a University of Illinois study of rolling tests, investigation into the significance of the hydrogen level in rail steel, and report on a three-dimensional photoelastic investigation to study the internal stresses within the rail head due to wheel contact pressures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1959

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 917-969
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 60
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM