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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001347
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... Abstract A 127 cu m (4,480 cu ft) pressurized railroad tank car burst catastrophically. The railroad tank was approximately 18 m (59 ft) long (from 2:1 elliptical heads), 3 m (10 ft) in OD, and 16 mm (0.63 in.) thick. The chemical and material properties of the tank were to comply with AAR M...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001382
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... fracture. It was recommended that proper lubrication procedures be maintained to allow free rotation of the bolts while in service. Axles Couplings Lubrication Railroads 1045 UNS G10450 Fatigue fracture A trunnion bolt that was part of a coupling system in a train failed in...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001305
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... brake. It was recommended that the brake system on the car be examined and replaced if necessary. Brake shoes Brakes Railroad wheels Railroads ASTM A504 Thermal fatigue fracture A railway car wheel failed during service, causing derailment. The wheel was completely fractured...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006753
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... investments related to extending the life of a component. One example is when the increasing repair costs for a car exceed its worth. A life-cycle management study of a component would look at these issues as well as other factors, such as the issue of obsolescence. How long will it be before the product is...