EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF COMPUTER-PREDICTED TEMPERATURES AND ELASTIC THERMAL STRAINS IN RAILROAD WHEELS

A dynamometer verification of computer-predicted elastic thermal strains has been done. A 33-inch (845 mm) diameter wheel of the latest Abex design and a composition brake shoe were run on the dynamometer to develop temperature distributions and strains. Computer models were run based on these inputs and successful correlations of temperatures and strains were developed. Such verification allows increased confidence in computer models to accurately assist in railroad carwheel 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:
    • Larson, H R
    • Coughlin, J M
    • Haley, M R
    • Rusin, T M
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2 Tech Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1978 12:00AM