AN INVESTIGATION OF FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO WIDE GAGE ON TANGENT RAILROAD TRACK
Wide gage--a fatigue failure of the track to maintain the nominal lateral distance between rail heads--is one of several modes of track failure on which the AAR-FRA-RPI-TDA Track Train Dynamics Program has focused attention. To investigate the generation of wide gage on tangent track, experiments were conducted to measure track dynamic response and long-term fatigue life of track sections on the Union Pacific Railroad in Idaho. Results of these experiments have defined the important factors in this mode of track fatigue.
- This paper was contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 30-December 5, 1975.
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- Ahlbeck, D R
- Harrison, H D
- Noble, S L
- Publication Date: 1975-7
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Deformation; Failure; Flanges; Force; Gage (Rails); Hunting (Dynamics); Measuring instruments; Railroad tracks; Train track dynamics; Trucks; Wheels
- Identifier Terms: Union Pacific Railroad
- Uncontrolled Terms: Lateral dynamics; Lateral loads
- Old TRIS Terms: Track deformation; Track gauge; Track response investigations; Wheel flange forces; Wide gauge
- Subject Areas: Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00128630
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 75-WA/RT-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM