Recent developments in welding technique are described. The first step in the investigation was a satistical analysis of the defects for each of the main classes of locomotive, and among the trends noted were the following three points: frame cracks are of the progressive type due to fatigue, the number of frame cracks in any engine class is related to the age of a frame, and there is a marked tendency for cracks to recur where previous fractures had been made good by welding. Preliminary x-ray investigations showed where weld defects typically appear. These areas are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1950-2-17

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00037895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM