A PRELIMINARY DESCRIPTION OF STRESSES IN RAILROAD RAIL

One portion of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Track Performance Improvement Program is the development of engineering and analytic techniques required for the design and maintenance of railroad track of increased integrity and safety. Under the program management of the Transportation Systems Center (TSC), one portion of this program predicts the reliability of rail in track. A necessary requirement for the development of these techniques is the ability of determining the stress and strain history of the rails in service. This is necessary to form a more comprehensive basis for a quantitative understanding of flaw initiation and growth. This report is one of a series of reports that provide a comprehensive description of stresses in rail required for predicting the reliability of rail in track structures. It provides a description of stresses encountered in railroad rails compiled from information available in the literature before 1976.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johns, T G
    • Davies, K B
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Pagination: 136 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-76-23 Intrm Rpt., FRA-OR&D-76-294, BATT-G-6266-0101
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1038
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM