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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.c9001376
EISBN: 978-1-62708-215-0
... 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 was found...
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
... any 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...
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
... recommended practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe. It was recognized that larger-diameter thinner-walled pipe is inherently more susceptible to transit fatigue [ 4 , 5 ]. The recommended D/t ratio was reduced from 70:1 to 50:1 in the 1990 edition of API RP5L1 [ 5 ]. One comparison of rail and...
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
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006764
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... thickness when only one side of a component is accessible. Applications include: Piping 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...