AXLE LOAD AND WHEEL DIAMETER CONSIDERED FROM THE ASPECT OF THE STRESSES ACTING ON THE MATERIAL OF WHEEL AND RAIL

This discussion is on the mechanical stresses of each wheel and each rail as part of the normal and tangential forces acting at the contact surface. Wheels wear and form "worn profiles" resulting in flatter curvature and lower stresses than in new profiles. As wheel diameters decrease, the load cycle or incidence of contact increases.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Kilb, E
  • Publication Date: 1967-10

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  • Accession Number: 00033442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1976 12:00AM