The importance of heat-treatment techniques and their effect on wheels carrying increasing loads at faster speeds were discussed at the three-day Third International Wheelset Conference. Most speakers accepted the martensite theory without advancing reasoned criticism of the "plastic-strain cycle" theory or attempting to discuss a cardinal point that thermal cracking could occur at hot-spot temperatures below the transition temperature, so that no martensite was produced. Development of resilient wheels was considered somewhat slanted in favour of the screwless, single-ring type. Performance of single-ring wheels in which the rubber was both in shear and compression was based on the assessment of the desired load-deflection characteristics in the radial, tangential and axial directions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1969-8-1

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  • Accession Number: 00037448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM