STUDY OF RAIL FAILURES IN THE TRACK--STANDARD RAIL FAILURE STATISTICS
The main object was to define the type and form of presentation of rail-failure information to be supplied by various ORE Member Administrations so as to permit the better use of such information - and to draw some concrete conclusions. Committee D 88 found great difficulty in identifying a suitable denominator to which the rail failures could be related for purposes of comparison between administrations. In the absence of a more reliable denominator rail failures were related to the kilometres of track concerned with the type of failure being compared. This should enable Administrations to decide whether their present policies in regard to choice of rail section, steel quality, rail welding, joint design, track maintenance policy, rail renewal frequency (only to quote the main factors), require any alteration.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1965-4
- Features: Appendices; Tables;
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Classification; Failure; Fatigue (Mechanics); Fatigue (Physiological condition); Rail (Railroads); Railroad traffic; Technology
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Question d88; Rail failure
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00040061
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D88/RP 1/E Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM