DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACOUSTIC DEVICE FOR THE DETECTION OF WHEEL-FLATS OF A CERTAIN SIZE--ENQUIRY REPORT--DEFINITIONS OF WHEEL DEFORMATION: CAUSE OF WHEEL DEFORMATIONS; EFFECTS OF DEFORMED WHEELS: AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF DEFORMED WHEELS
On the basis of the facts and opinions obtained, the following can be concluded: wheel deformation is a natural though avoidable attendant phenomenon of railway traffic with high speeds and considerable tractive effort; and wheels that are damaged place a great strain on rolling stock and track. Owing to the additional bending moments and acceleration peaks the stresses to which rails and individual parts of vehicles are subjected can ready prohibitive values.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1968-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 54 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustic emission tests; Bending; Bending stress; Brake shoes; Defects; Deformation; Nondestructive tests; Rail (Railroads); Railroad tracks; Stresses; Surveys; Technology; Wheels
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Flat wheels; Question b110; Rail stress; Track stress; Wheel defects
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00040410
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: B110/RP 1/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM