PROTECTION OF RAIL JOINTS FROM CORROSION TO PREVENT RAIL END BREAKS

Many parts of the railway track including the rails are made of carbon steel. Carbon steel excels in strength but is prone to be corroded. Rail end breaks are considered as fatigue destruction caused by corrosion. Since stress and corrosion act at the same time, cracking is developed easily. It is because the fatigue strength of a rail decreases sharply in acid environments, that end breaks are more liable to occur in non-electrified sections than in electrified sections. Since corrosion has much to do with end breaks of rails in tunnels, the application of a proper protective method prevents end breaks of rails.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

    Kyodo Building, 18-7 Hagashi-Uyeno 2 Chome, Daito-Ku
    Tokyo-110,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Kose, Y
  • Publication Date: 1963-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1-13
  • Serial:
    • Permanent Way
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Japan Railway Civil Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 22
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM