FUNDAMENTAL STUDY ON IMPROVEMENT OF ADHESION

An increase or stabilization of adhesion under car or locomotive wheels by means of plasma or ionized gas jets has been studied. With any condition of the rail surface, the coefficient of adhesion does increase, but then decreases with the passage of time after the treatment. The increase of the adhesion coefficient is attributed to the cleaning action and to conversion of rust into ferric oxide particles which increases the adhesion just as sanding would. The metallurgy of the rail itself is unaffected.

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    JAPANESE NATIONAL RAILWAYS

    TOKYO,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • IWAMOTO, M
    • Tomisawa, M
    • Deguchi, S
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00133574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Technical Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Quart. Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM