FAILURES OF RAILS AND TRACK SWITCHES

SCHADENSFAELLE AN EISENBAHNSCHIENEN UND WEICHEN

Statistics of failures and investigation of the rail material point out to the specific kind of failure of rails. In particular there occur fractures in the form of the running edge peeling off as well as of cross fractures. Even the rails manufactured of high-strength steels cannot cope with heavy loading, occurring in curves with a narrow radius. This led to the development of rails with a yield point exceeding 600 N/sq mm that are being successfully used. A method for analysis of failures is suggested.

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    Springer Verlag

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  • Authors:
    • AUGUSTIN, H
    • Laizner, H
    • Schossmann, R
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00072771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM