QUALITY OF RAILS AND MEANS OF GUARANTEEING IT--FALLING WEIGHT TESTS AND DEFINITION TESTS (1ST AND 2ND SERIES OF TESTS)
The main object of these tests--was to define and to standardize the conditions of use of the falling weight tests laid-down in UIC Leaflets 860-1-0 and 860-2-0, for the acceptance of rails of current quality and rails of nontreated steel of a quality resistant to wear. It was concluded that a falling weight test, irrespective of its type, is not representative of the fatigue behavior of rails in the track, but it was considered advisable to retain for the time being, such a test on complete pieces of rail, to make it possible to detect and eliminate brittle rails with a large degree of probable success and to maintain each rail production within a truly characteristic and correct scatter range.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1963-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 35 p.
- TRT Terms: Fatigue (Mechanics); Fatigue (Physiological condition); Impact loads; Rail (Railroads); Technology; Wear
- Geographic Terms: Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Impact loading; Question d45
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00040413
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D45/RP 5/E Intrm Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM