The wear behaviour of several rail steels in rolling-sliding contact with a tyre steel is investigated in the laboratory using an Amsler wear testing machine. Three wear regimes are identified, and a metallurgical examination to determine the characteristic wear modes within these regimes is described. Relations between the wear rates and test contact parameters are presented for two of these regimes. A comparison of laboratory test wear modes with those found to occur in side-worn rails shows sufficient correlation for the laboratory test to be used to offer a prediction of the relative wear behaviour of pearlitic rail steels in curved track.

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    Elsevier Science S.A.

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  • Authors:
    • Bolton, P J
    • Clayton, P
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 145-165
  • Serial:
    • Wear
    • Volume: 93
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Elsevier Science S.A.
    • ISSN: 0043-1648

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00386251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM