THE APPLICATION OF FRACTURE CONTROL PRINCIPLES TO FREIGHT CAR CENTER-SILL STRUCTURES

Impact tests using Dynamic Tear samples were conducted on ASTM A36, A441, and A572 steels to determine their resistance to brittle fracture. The effects of grain size were also studied by normalizing plates of the as-received steel. Modern fracture control principles are applied to the data to predict the service behavior of these steels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the IEEE-ASME Joint Railroad Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 11-13, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Stone, D H
    • Pellini, W S
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-RT-7 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM