STUDY OF RAIL FAULTS IN THE TRACK--STANDARD RAIL FAILURE STATISTICS 1965 RAIL FRACTURES CAUSING DERAILMENTS
This report provides an account of rail failures for 1965 compiled by nineteen Administrations. The report also includes a study on broken rails having caused derailments. A primary distribution of the failures bases on their location is failures at rail-ends, failures away from rail-ends, and butt-weld failures. The principle rail defects classified according to their cause are failures attributable to manufacturing defects, failures attributable to service, failures which may be attributed either to manufacturing defects or to service, and failures due to butt-welding or thermit-welding and rebuilding of surfaces.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1968-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Cracking; Defects; Derailments; Failure; Fatigue (Mechanics); Fatigue (Physiological condition); Inspection; Rail (Railroads); Statistical analysis; Technology; Welded rail; Welding
- Geographic Terms: France; Germany; Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: End breaks; Fissures (Rails); Question d88; Rail failure; Rail inspection; Rail welding; Web defects; Wheel burn
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00040179
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D88/RP 5/E Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1976 12:00AM