This rail technology review provides assistance to a number of rail technology programs initiated by the Transportation Systems Center (TSC) for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The results of a search and review in four specific areas in the field of rail technology are presented in the form of a bibliography with descriptive abstracts, source acknowledgments, and availabilities. The geographic scope of the review was worldwide with particular emphasis on the literature of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, the Soviet Union, and Japan. The technical scope of investigations for which abstracts are presented include such important topics as the nondestructive examination of rails, the determination of rail stresses and strains and factors affecting them, rail failure behavior and the analysis of rails-in-service, and the metallurgical aspects of rail steel and its production. The time period covered by the review is 1965 through 1975, with particular emphasis on the past five years. Types of literature covered include: journal articles, conference papers, reports, textbooks, handbooks, and unpublished papers. Indices for the identification of the abstracts are provided.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the FRA/U.S. DOT, Office of Research and Development, through the DOT Transportation Systems Center, under Interagency agreement with the Defense Supply Agency, Dayton, Ohio 45444.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    Metals and Ceramics Information Center
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Chapin, W E
    • King, R D
    • Pestel, H C
    • Breslin, R H
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 538 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157702
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-77/15 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: RA-75-19
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1978 12:00AM