The wear of wheel flanges against the sides of rails is shown to be caused by rolling/sliding contacts sustaining high cyclic stresses at low slide/roll ratios, when these conditions are reproduced in the laboratory severe metallic wear is initiated when the resultant shear stress, which is dependent on both normal (pressure) & tangential (friction) forces, exceeds a critical value. The results are discussed in terms of K.L. Johnson's (1962) shakedown limit and the material's stress/strain characteristics. It is concluded that the severe wear of contacts at low slide/roll ratios is caused by high resolved cyclic stress that result in continual plastic deformation of the surface layers.

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  • Authors:
    • Beagley, T M
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 317-335
  • Serial:
    • Wear
    • Volume: 36
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Elsevier Science S.A.
    • ISSN: 0043-1648

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  • Accession Number: 00139514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM