DEVELOPING AND TESTING OF NEW WHEEL STEELS WITH IMPROVED WEAR AND THERMAL-SHOCK BEHAVIOR

Fourteen alloy steels were tested for railway wheels primarily for high speed service where low wear, good resistance to thermal stress and high coefficient of friction were desirable. Metallurgical tests, laboratory testing on a simulator and actual service tests were all made. A manganese-molybdenum steel was found to optimize the various targets of the program.

  • 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  USA  60601
  • Authors:
    • Forch, K
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184153
  • 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