PROFILE WEAR ON RAILWAY WHEEL SETS AND RELATED CONSEQUENCES WITH REGARD TO OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS, TRACTION POWER REQUIREMENTS AND SERVICE MILEAGE

This paper deals with study of worn wheel and rail profiles, their interaction and resulting consequences. The paper further analyzes the wear characteristics and traction power requirements. Several measures which can improve wheelset service life, reduce traction requirements and improve safety are suggested.

  • 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  United States  60601
  • Authors:
    • Nauman, H J
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184178
  • 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