Surface damage of wheels and rails: similarities, differences and effective mitigation strategies
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Surface damage is manifest on rails and wheels in several ways that share similarities but also differ in some details. The forms of surface damage that are considered here are plastic deformation, wear, rolling contact fatigue and thermal damage. Although the phenomena are in principle the same, the different operational conditions result in differences in how they appear and develop. This is discussed in the paper and the knowledge is employed as a basis for outlining effective mitigation strategies.

Author

Anders Ekberg

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Dynamics

Stuart Grassie

RailMeasurement Ltd

International Heavy Haul Association Conference June 2019

801-809

International Heavy Haul Association STS Conference (IHHA 2019)
Narvik, Norway,

Research into enhanced track and switch and crossing system 2 (In2Track-2)

Swedish Transport Administration, 2018-11-01 -- 2021-10-31.

European Commission (Horizon 2020), 2018-11-01 -- 2021-10-31.

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Tribology

Applied Mechanics

Infrastructure Engineering

Areas of Advance

Transport

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Created

1/15/2020