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    Fatigue Test Methods and Damage Models Used by the SNCF for Railway Vehicle Structures

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    This paper outlines the use of railway equipment structures, specifically with reference to bogie frames, and describes (1) the way of determining the spectra of stresses applied in service, (2) the tools for determining damage accumulated in structures, and (3) experimental verification of the method applied.


    railway rolling stock structures, fatigue damage, Wöhler curve, stress (materials), test automation, fracture (materials), fatigue (materials), testing methods, data analysis

    Author Information:

    Leluan, A
    Head, SNCF, (French Railway Company) Test Centre, Vitry-Sur-Seine,

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP13961S