INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT EFFECT OF FLAT WHEELS PRELIMINARY REPORT

The test reported the effect of wheel flat upon rail, tie plates, ties. Test situation included a test track over which a loaded coal car with a 4 inch long flat spot, was run. Stress was measured by special M.I.T. testing gear and a high speed camera. The tests were run at speeds of 5 to 40 mph to determine effect of speed upon stresses created by out-of-round wheels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Authors:
    • MAGEE, G M
    • Cress, E E
  • Publication Date: 1944

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 9-23
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 45
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM