This symposium at Denver, CO, in November 1976 involved four sessions. Introduction to Rail Steels included the following: A Review of the Manufacture, Processing and Use of Rail Steels in North America by Knupp et al; The Effect of Mechanical Properties Upon the Performance of Railroad Steels by Stone and Steele; Rail Wear Under Heavy Traffic Conditions by Kalousek and Bethune; The Assessment of Rail Steels by Morton et al; A metallurgical Examination of Control-Cooled, Carbon-Steel Rails with Service-Developed Defects by Sonon et al; Welding of Railroad Rails--A Literature and Industry Survey by Hauser. Effects of Alloy Additions and Special Processing on Rail Steels includes: Role of Alloying and Microstructure on the Strength and Toughness of Experimental Rail Steels by Bouse et al; Development of High-Strength Alloyed Rail Steels Suitable for Heavy Duty Applications by Marich and Curcio; Alloy Steels for High-Strength, As Rolled Rails by Smith and Fletcher; Some Features and Metallurgical Considerations of Surface Defects in Rail Due to Contact Fatigue by Masumoto et al; United Kingdom Development of Rails Rolled from Continuously Cast Blooms by Young. Strength and Fracture of Rail Steels includes Mechanism of Cleavage Fracture in Fully Pearlitic 1080 Rail Steel by Yong-Jin and Mernstein; Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Rails with Shell-Initiated Transverse Cracks by Bensuner; Stresses Around Transverse Fissure Flaws in Rails Due to Service Loads by Sampath et al; Prediction of Rail Steel Strength Requirements--A Reliability Approach by Mair and Groenhout. Fatigue in Rail Steels includes: The Effect of Grain Boundary Ferrite on Fatigue Crack Propagation in Pearlitic Rail Steels by Fowler and Tetelman; Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Carbon-Steel Rails by Barsom and Imhof; Fatigue Crack Propagation Rail Steels by Feddersen and Broek; An Evaluation of the Fatigue Performance of Conventional British Rail Steels by Dabell et al; and Cyclic Inelastic Deformation and Fatigue Resistance Characteristics of a Rail Steel by Leis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Symposium sponsored by ASTM Committee A-1 on Steel, Stainless Steel, and Related Alloys, American Society for Testing and Materials, Denver, Colorado, November 17-18, 1976.
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  • Publication Date: 1978-5

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  • Pagination: 473 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00188069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society for Testing and Materials
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASTM Spec Pub 644
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM