This article discusses the factors used by the British Railways in determining new wheel profiles which when adopted will result in stability of profile shape, reduced Hertzian stress and improved guidance in curves. These new profiles incorporate "hollow tread" profiles which are the result of wear between wheels and rails. The profiles were selected on the basis of tests conducted to determine the profile which would distribute wear over the tread and to achieve stability of wheel/rail contact. The characteristics of the form profiles are discussed, compared and illustrated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • King, B L
  • Publication Date: 1968-1-19

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 60-64
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037795
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM