GENERAL PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH WHEELS AND THEIR ASSEMBLY: SOLID CAST-STEEL WHEELS, WHEELS OF DIFFERENT DIAMETER AND SHAPE--A FIRST CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF SOLID CAST-STEEL WHEELS (TEXT, APPENDICES 1-4)
This report concerning "solid cast-steel wheels" manufactured in the United States using different casting processes, describes: the laboratory investigation; the service tests, undertaken by various Administrations represented on the Committee; and, the braking tests on the test-bench. The first results have shown that, in the case of wheels with a running-tread diameter of 920 mm, the cast-steel wheels manufactured using the Griffin process as well as those cast using the Abex process, both of which are identical to BV 1 in chemical composition and in mechanical characteristics, did not, on the whole, perform so well as the BV 1 rolled-steel wheels. The report also mentions the encouraging initial results obtained from the tests using cast wheels with heat-treated treads fitted to nonbraked cars.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1968-4
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: 15 p.
- TRT Terms: Braking; Field tests; Metal heating; Technology; Vehicle design; Wheel rims; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Heat treatment
- Geographic Terms: France; Germany; Italy; Sweden; United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Question b98; Wheel design
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00040409
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: B98/RP 3/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM