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.
- 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
- Bil, A
- Mitura, K
- Kaloc, R
- Zarybnicky, O
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Metal heating; Metallurgy; Technology; Vehicle design; Wheels
- Uncontrolled Terms: Heat treatment
- Geographic Terms: Europe
- Old TRIS Terms: Wheel design; Wheel metallurgy
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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