FINAL RESULTS OF THE RESEARCH WORK ON A NEW SOLID WHEEL APT TO MOST SEVERE OPERATIVE CONDITIONS

In developing a solid steel wheel for high-speed, heavy-load service, Italisider has worked to increase the resistance to thermal crack with tests on a brake simulation machine, followed by service tests in regular service. Using fracture mechanics principles, the design was checked. Vacuum degassed steel produces a metallurgical cleanliness which minimizes tendency to thermal cracking.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supported in cooperation with the Association of American Railroads, Federal Railroad Administration and Railway Wheel Association. Sixth International Wheelset Congress, October 22-26, 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Iron and Steel Institute

    230 North Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60601
  • Authors:
    • Brazzoduro, L
    • Brozzo, P
    • DeMartini, R
    • Venturelli, T
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 1 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM