WHEEL-PEELING EXPERIMENT: ANALYSIS OF COMMUTER RAIL WHEEL THERMAL CRACKS
The report outlines the procedures used and presents the data obtained during the wheel peeling portion of the Cracked Wheel Investigation. The purpose of the procedure was to measure and record the physical characteristics of thermal cracks present in two, selected, railroad wheels. These wheels had been removed from routine service on New Jersey Transit Rail Operations. Various measurements were taken to describe the thermal cracks in these wheels, both on the tread surface as well as in the rim bulk. Annotated test data were gathered and forwarded to the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (VNTSC) for analysis in conjunction with the overall investigation of wheel cracking phenomena occurring in commuter rail wheels sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration.
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- Color illustrations reproduced in black and white. Sponsored by Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, DC.
ENSCO, Incorporated5400 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA United States 22151
- Stuart, C
- Publication Date: 1994-1
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Cracking; Rail (Railroads); Stresses; Thermal stresses; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Crack stresses; Rail thermal stresses; Thermal fracture; Wheel thermal stresses
- Subject Areas: Public Transportation; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00729912
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-FR-94-04,, FRA-ORD-94-13
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 16 1997 12:00AM