WEAR TEST ON COUPLER CARRIER WEAR PLATES
Wear testing of coupler carrier wear plates was carried out by mounting them in a framework which moved them side-to-side beneath stationary couplers testing on the wear plates. Criterion used for comparison was the resulting wear rate on the coupler shank plate, with the proviso that the carrier wear plate itself should have a reasonable life. It was found that, of the carrier plates tested, mild steel did badly, hardened steel and gray iron did twice as well and manganese plates did still better. The non-metallic plates, however, caused almost zero wear to the coupler shank plate.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, November 27-December 2, 1977.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY USA 10016-5990
- Blank, R W
- Reynolds, D J
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Alloy steel; Couplers; Design; Freight cars; Plastics; Polymers; Service life; Test facilities; Wear; Wear resistant alloys
- Old TRIS Terms: Freight car component performance
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00168012
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 77-WA/RT-8 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM