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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 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 with hardness...
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 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 Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006837
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... 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, and track...
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
... by a track crew of a metropolitan railway over a period of 6 months. The maul head fractured in two pieces when struck against a rail, injuring a worker. The temperature on the day of the accident was between −8 and −3 °C (17 and 26 °F). A railroad spike maul failed after a relatively short period...
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 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 Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c9001531
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
... 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 system in China plays...
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
... , Houston, TX , 18 Sept 2007 . 3. “ Recommended Practice for Transportation of Line Pipe on Barges and Marine Vessels ,” API 5LW, American Petroleum Institute , 1996 10.17226/5272 4. “ Recommended Practice for Railroad Transportation of Line Pipe ,” API 5L1 American Petroleum Institute...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 August 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11A.a0006833
EISBN: 978-1-62708-329-4
... is due to the highway, rail, or marine traffic that the bridge serves ( Ref 25 ). In 1975, the Tasman Bridge in Hobart, Tasmania, was struck by a freighter, knocking down a 122 m (400 ft) section and killing 12. In 1993, a barge struck a railway bridge in fog near Mobile, Alabama, misaligning the rails...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001807
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
.... Tribol. 121 , 85 – 89 ( 1999 ) 10.1115/1.2833815 8. Bernasconi A. , Davoli P. , Filippini M. et al. , An integrated approach to rolling contact sub-surface fatigue assessment of railway wheels . Wear 258 , 973 – 980 ( 2005 ) 10.1016/j.wear.2004.03.044 9. Ekberg...
Series: ASM Failure Analysis Case Histories
Volume: 3
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.v03.c9001845
EISBN: 978-1-62708-241-9
... of splints A and B had average hardness of 195 and 198 HB, respectively. According to the standards, the hardness of the failed splints conforms to the specifications. In this study, cracks were detected in two steady clamps applied in an electrified railway. The cracks were all observed in splints...
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.modes.c9001486
EISBN: 978-1-62708-234-1
.... A symposium on the subject was held in November, 1965, by British Rail Chemical Research Division, and the subsequent report 2 has been largely drawn upon for this article which is a general survey of the subject illustrated by examples from our experience. Damage to cylinder liners thought to be due...
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
.... The macrostructure and microstructure of spall cavities are described, along with some aspects of the numerous specifications for striking/struck tools. The article also describes the availability of spall-resistant metals and the safety aspects of striking/struck tools in railway applications. fractography...
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 Failure Analysis Case Histories
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.fach.rail.c0089716
EISBN: 978-1-62708-231-0
... Abstract A railway tank car developed a fracture in the region of the sill and shell attachment during operation at -34 deg C (-30 deg F). On either side of the sill-support member, cracking initiated at the weld between a 6.4 mm thick frontal cover plate and a 1.6 mm thick side support plate...