Design and wearing qualities to accommodate increased speeds and axleloads predominate in the papers delivered at the Third Wheelset Conference. Spalling of wheels experienced on North American rapid transit systems had been brought about by wheel slip and it was recommended that a total adhesion system should be considered at the design stage of coaches. In introducing synthetic brake blocks where wheel tyre cracking existed and it was considered that tyre steels which should be used were those which did not have a hardening tendency and soft steels of low carbon content which were immune from heat cracking. Resilient wheels for use under rail vehicles for suburban and main line railways, cast steel wheels, hollow-tread profiles, wrought-steel wheels, and non-alloy wheels are also briefly discussed as well as cast steel wheels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-7-18

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 550-553
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1976 12:00AM