APPLICATION OF FRACTURE MECHANICS TO RAILWAY FAILURES

The authors have attempted to demonstrate both the potential and the current limitations of fracture mechanics in the context of railroad engineering. The principal limitations are the need for detailed service stress data and the establishment of appropriate K-calibrations. The benefits of applying a fracture mechanics approach to railway failures are discussed. In failure investigations, fracture mechanics enables the failure stress to be estimated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cannon, D F
    • Allen, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 6-23
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1976 12:00AM