METALLURGICAL EVALUATION OF BRITISH RAIL
A specimen of British UIC 860-A rail of 113 lb/yd (51.2 kg/m) section was examined as part of a survey of a variety of foreign and domestic rails manufactured through the utilization of improved alloys or unconventional processes. The British rail was produced by a continuous casting process. The continuous cast blooms, rather than the final rail section, are slow-cooled in this process. Data gathered during an extensive metallurgical investigation showed that this material meets all existing AREA specifications, except for a slightly high manganese content and the details of the slow cooling. It compares favorably with previously tested rail in regard to both metallurgical and physical properties.
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- FLEMING, L D
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Alloy steel; Cast steel; Metal heating; Metallurgy; Rail steel; Specifications; Technology; Tests
- Identifier Terms: International Union of Railways
- Uncontrolled Terms: Heat treatment
- Geographic Terms: United Kingdom
- Old TRIS Terms: Rail steel metallurgy
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00196452
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: AAR R-271 Proj H-111Res Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM