SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF EARTHQUAKE--INDUCED RAIL FRACTURES

This investigation has as its purpose a somewhat systematic scanning electron fractography study of railroad-rail fracture resulting from stresses induced by earth movements associated with an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale which struck the Los Angeles, California area on February 9, 1971, having a primary shock duration ranging from 1 to 2 min.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This abstract is also contained in "A Bibliography on the Design and Performance of Rail Track Structures", September 1974, RRIS #072794, which was prepared for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Elsevier Publishing Company, Incorporated

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    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Murr, L E
    • Hodgkin, N M
    • Lowe, B V
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 477-486
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1976 12:00AM