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Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001659
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
...Abstract Abstract A failure analysis case study on railroad rails is presented. The work, performed under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation, addresses the problem of shell and detail fracture formation in standard rails. Fractographic and metallographic results coupled...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001585
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
...Abstract Abstract On 15 March 2000, a National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) train traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles derailed in Carbondale, KS. After the initial on-scene investigation, 12 pieces of rail were sent to the materials laboratory for examination. Ten of them were from...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001444
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
.... The steel in the regions of the slots possessed little capacity for deformation, and fracturing of the martensitic layer, under cooling or impact stresses, would be likely to occur. The slots should have been cut mechanically. Impact Martensite Phase transformations Rails (railroad) Fe-0.55C...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006837
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... pitting and manufacturing defects has become more important. This article presents case histories that are intended as an overview of the unique types of failures encountered in the freight railroad industry. The discussion covers failures of axle journals, bearings, wheels, couplers, rails and rail welds...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 2
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v02.c9001376
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
...Abstract Abstract An AISI 9260 steel railroad spike maul failed after a relatively short period of service. The maul head fractured in two pieces when struck against a rail. Visual, fractographic, metallographic, and chemical analyses were conducted on sections taken from the maul head, which...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001138
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
... effects, failure of the thread structure of the clevis occurred. The failure occurred where the cylinder rod screws into the clevis. The rod was manufactured from 1045 steel. Cylinder rods Fretting fatigue Galling Railroad wheels 1045 UNS G10450 Fatigue fracture Fretting wear A. Design...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001719
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
... metal is displaced by the rotation, and lubrication Bronze backing is heated to its melting point, 900–915 °C and penetrates the axle resulting in failure. Lackawana and Western Railroad conducted two studies in 1953 with an actual rail car axle 5 . A non-copper containing cast iron bearing...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001665
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
... Shepherdsville, Kentucky, causing substantial damage to a printing works adjacent to the tracks. In the ensuing litigation, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company was forced to pay compensation for the damage caused by the derailment. The railroad carried out an investigation of the mishap and found...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001822
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... Penetration in Overheated Journals,” Report 69222, New York Central Railroad Company , New York , July 1959 6. New York Central Research Shows … Turning Removes Copper Penetration , Rail. Locom. Cars , Feb 1961 , p 34 – 35 7. Report of the Committee on Axle and Crank Pin Research...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.power.c9001398
EISBN: 978-1-62708-229-7
... such chemical seal that was established and render it ineffective. Cracking would take place where residual tensile stresses of a sufficiently high order either from manufacture or welding existed. This is in line with the experience of the American Railroads, where the use of sodium sulphate was found...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001822
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... erosion. Transit fatigue can be prevented by following good loading and shipping practices. API 5LW [ 3 ] addresses recommended practice for Transportation of Line Pipe on Barges and Marine Vessels, and API 5L1 [ 4 ] addresses recommended practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.9781627083294
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001531
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
... is beneficial to the performance of cartwheel. Dynamic fracture toughness Fatigue property Performance evaluation Railroad wheels Static mechanical property Fe-0.55C-0.73Mn Fe-0.60C-0.85Mn Fe-0.5C-0.7Mn Rolling-contact wear Spalling wear Fatigue fracture 1. Introduction The railway...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006765
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003566
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... and spalling of various railroad percussion tools. The ultimate goal of the program at Conrail was to reduce maintenance-of-way employee injuries. The HIT is a simple electropneumatic machine that is able to repeatedly strike an anvil with a hammer or spike maul. The end of the striking-tool handle is fitted...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0001820
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
... in a region of mechanical damage on the pipe surface, which is usually produced during rail shipment. Fig. 6 Typical example of fatigue cracking adjacent to a longitudinal weld. Because these cracks were detected in pipe that had not been in service, the shipping of the pipe was subjected...
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003532
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
Series: ASM Handbook Archive
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0003505
EISBN: 978-1-62708-180-1
..., a hazard is a condition or changing set of circumstances that present an injury potential (e.g., a railroad crossing at grade, a toxic chemical, a sharp knife, the jaws of a power press). Risk is the probability of injury and is affected by proximity, exposure, noise, light, experience, attention arresters...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006835
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... produced by hydrogen that has diffused to grain boundaries and other preferred sites (such as inclusions or matrix interfaces). Flaking or hairline cracking in steels, particularly in forgings, heavy-section alloy plate steels, and railroad rails, has been an ongoing problem since the beginning...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006764
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... and pressure vessels Bridges and structures Thickness measurement Railroad rolling stock Machinery Nuclear systems Motor vehicles The application of ultrasonic testing is limited in failure analysis because accurate interpretations depend on reference standards to isolate the variables...