FRACTURE MECHANICS APPROACH TO THE STRENGTH OF WHEELSETS

A fracture mechanics approach is made to two types of wheelset failures--brittle fracture of the rim and fretting corrosion at the axle wheel seat. In both cases conditions for crack growth and final failure could be analyzed experimentally. The effects of material properties and service conditions on critical strength can be evaluated.

  • 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:
    • Nishioka, K
    • Nishimura, S
    • Hirakawa, K
    • Tokimasa, K
    • Suzuki, S
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184156
  • 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