COMPARISON OF PROPERTIES OF THE SOLID WHEELS AND TYRES IN RELATION WITH THEIR HEAT TREATMENT AND THEIR CHEMICAL COMPOSITION

The solid wheel is replacing the tired wheel on freight and passenger cars. It is concluded, despite problems of residual stresses and difficulty in heat treatment, the solid wheel is superior. The effects of metallurgy, quenching, tempering and normalizing for both types of wheels are discussed. Changes in configuration are examined since it is pointed out that too often solid wheels are patterned after the tired wheel, when this may not be the optimum design.

  • 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:
    • Bil, A
    • Mitura, K
    • Kaloc, R
    • Zarybnicky, O
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184154
  • 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