STP644

    The Assessment of Rail Steels

    Published: Jan 1978


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    Abstract

    Many problems with rails can be attributed to the failure of the steel to withstand the service environment. The successful selection of new and better materials depends upon accurate material evaluation. Realistic laboratory techniques adopted at British Railways for studying material behavior are described in detail, and various results for currently available rail steels are given. The future development of rail steels based on these evaluation methods is discussed.

    Keywords:

    steels, railroad tracks, fatigue (materials), fracture strength, wear


    Author Information:

    Morton, K
    Principle scientific officers, senior scientific officer, and senior principle scientific officer, The Railway Technical Centre, Derby,

    Cannon, DF
    Principle scientific officers, senior scientific officer, and senior principle scientific officer, The Railway Technical Centre, Derby,

    Clayton, P
    Principle scientific officers, senior scientific officer, and senior principle scientific officer, The Railway Technical Centre, Derby,

    Jones, EG
    Principle scientific officers, senior scientific officer, and senior principle scientific officer, The Railway Technical Centre, Derby,


    Paper ID: STP27104S

    Committee/Subcommittee: A01.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27104S


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