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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
...Abstract Abstract Because of the tough engineering environment of the railroad industry, fatigue is a primary mode of failure. The increased competitiveness in the industry has led to increased loads, reducing the safety factor with respect to fatigue life. Therefore, the existence of corrosion...
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Published: 01 January 1986
Fig. 11 Transverse fracture of an AISI 1075 steel railroad rail. Fracture nucleus (dark area near top of railhead) initiated a fatigue crack (large light area around nucleus). More
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Published: 01 January 2005
Fig. 13 Rolling of railroad wheels. (a) Photo of a wheel rolling mill. A, web roll; B, edge roll; C, centering roll; D, guide roll. (b) Sketch of a typical wheel-forming sequence More
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Published: 01 January 1996
Fig. 27 Railroad wheel design and stress/mechanical strain More
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Published: 01 January 2000
Fig. 1 Fatigue failure of a railroad track More
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Published: 01 January 1996
Fig. 1 Fatigue failure of a railroad track More
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By Loren Godfrey
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01.a0001019
EISBN: 978-1-62708-161-0
...Abstract Abstract Steel springs are made in many types, shapes, and sizes, ranging from delicate hairsprings for instrument meters to massive buffer springs for railroad equipment. The primary focus of this article is small steel springs that are cold wound from wire. Wire springs are of four...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 12
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0000607
EISBN: 978-1-62708-181-8
..., cantilever-type spring, railroad rail, and seamless drill pipe. driveshaft fatigue crack propagation fatigue fracture fractograph grain boundaries high-carbon steel hydrogen embrittlement microstructure springs Fig. 245 Surface of a fatigue fracture that occurred, after 732 h of service...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001373
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
... reaction that occurs in thermite welding. It provides information on the applications of thermite welding: rail welding, electrical connections, and railroad applications. The article concludes with a discussion on the associated safety aspects. aluminothermic reaction electrical connections fusion...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 6
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v06.a0001403
EISBN: 978-1-62708-173-3
..., railroad systems, and sheet metal. Material properties and welding processes that may be significant in meeting design goals are also described. aerospace systems automobiles buildings and bridges damage tolerance durability fabricability gas metal arc welding joinability joining laser beam...
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Published: 01 January 1986
Fig. 19 Longitudinal residual stress distribution across a flash butt welded induction-hardened railroad rail head. More
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Published: 01 August 2018
Fig. 38 Hand-held straight-beam contact-type search unit for the in-service ultrasonic inspection of railroad freight car axle journals More
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
... fracture face and origin. Failures of locomotive axles due to overheated friction bearings are rather common in the railroad industry and have been observed for more than 100 years. Because of this, such failures are usually diagnosed merely by visual inspection of the damage. Comprehensive...
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Published: 30 September 2015
Fig. 1 Schematic of the Alcoa process for atomizing aluminum powder. Entire operation is under computer control. Powder is packed in drums or bins or is loaded for bulk shipment in trucks or railroad cars. More
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Published: 01 January 1996
, 0.90% Mn, 0.38% Cr, 0.32% Si) that was being considered for railroad wheels. Source: Ref 19 More
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 13A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v13a.a0003707
EISBN: 978-1-62708-182-5
... transmission pipelines Waterways and ports Hazardous materials storage Airports Railroads Utilities Gas distribution Drinking water and sewer systems Electrical utilities Telecommunications Transportation Motor vehicles Ships Aircraft Railroad cars Hazardous materials transport Production...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 1
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1990
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v01.a0001014
EISBN: 978-1-62708-161-0
... in at least one cross-sectional dimension, and are used in structures such as bridges, buildings, ships, and railroad cars. Special shapes are those designed by users for specific applications. Dimensions and Tolerances The nominal dimensions of hot-rolled steel bars and shapes are designated in inches...
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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006727
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
... marine shipping containers, vans, trailers, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, railroad cars, and recently (early 2000s) for automotive extruded bumpers. The alloy has good recovery of mechanical properties after welding, up to 90% of the original values of the base metal (depending on welding conditions...
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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 2B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 June 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v02b.a0006724
EISBN: 978-1-62708-210-5
..., or light beige anodized colors ( Ref 1 ). Other applications include extruded structures used in road vehicles and railroad stock and tubing and pipe for carrying water, oil, and gasoline. Product specifications include: Standard number Product form ISO 6362 Extruded rods/bars, tubes...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006006
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
.... cleaning corrosivity exterior coatings inspection interior coatings maintenance painting protective coatings quality assurance railcars railroad transportation surface preparation tank cars SINCE THE ADVENT OF RAILROAD TRANSPORTATION there has been a need to apply corrosion-control...