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.
- 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.
American Iron and Steel Institute230 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL USA 60601
- Brazzoduro, L
- Brozzo, P
- DeMartini, R
- Venturelli, T
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Failure; Fracture mechanics; Metallurgy; Steel; Technology; Thermal stresses; Vacuum; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Geographic Terms: Italy
- Old TRIS Terms: Tread braking; Vacuum degassed steel; Wheel design; Wheel failure; Wheel metallurgy; Wheel thermal stresses
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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