FIRST WHEEL EXPERIMENT ON FAST
The initial wheel experiment on the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing involved four wheel factors (heat treatment, rim type, manufacturing process and wheel profile) and two truck factors (center plate diameter and truck design). The experiment involved 120 wheelsets on 100-ton loaded cars operated up to about 40,000 miles. Conclusions included: the most significant factor affecting wheel wear is heat treatment; thin flange has been the predominant reason for wheel removal, followed by flange cracking, tread shelling; rail lubrication is an important factor; work hardening of new rail and wheels is a factor in test results.
- 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 United States 60601
- Grey, D E
- Spanton, D L
- Publication Date: 1978-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Construction scheduling; Cracking; Flanges; Metal heating; Service life; Steel; Testing; Thermal degradation; Wear; Wheels
- Identifier Terms: Transportation Technology Center
- Uncontrolled Terms: Heat treatment
- Old TRIS Terms: Cast steel wheels; Fast track; Thermal cracks; Wrought steel wheels
- Subject Areas: Design; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00184167
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Iron and Steel Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 2 Tech Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM