WHY ALUMINUM IS WINNING IMPORTANT RAILWAY CONTRACTS

Traditionally railway rolling stock has been manufactured using steels, and this has been influenced by the cost of maintenance, availability of materials, and design. Now, with radical changes in design concepts a change has been made to the use of aluminum, using modern automatic welding processes in rail-car construction. Factors influencing this choice of material include lower costs, efficiency of equipment and weight. Welding problems with aluminum extrusions are discussed, and some accelerated fatigue life tests on railroad car body shells are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Welding Institute

    Abingdon Hall
    Cambridge CB1 6AL,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Zehnder, J
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM