A testing machine, designed for investigating the fatigue strength of railway rolling-stock axles, has been installed in the new Central Research Laboratory of London Transport at Chriswick. The machine is of the resonant type driven by an electric motor through a slipping clutch which is incorporated to ease the starting and stopping conditions. The test specimen are of a typical axle size. The stress is measured by several resistance strain gauges, calibrated in position, and various protective devices are provided to enable the machine to be left running unattended

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1960-12-16

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 714
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  • Accession Number: 00037985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM