27th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

2022 Principles Course Session

Abstract:

Wheel-Rail Damage Mechanisms

Richard Stock

Richard Stock
Plasser American

This presentation gives an overview of typical rail and wheel steel metallurgies and microstructures. It will be explained why and how these properties influence material characteristics and general behaviour of these steels. Based on these explanations, the typical damage forms of rail and wheel steels will be analyzed to highlight why damage is forming on the rail/wheel surface and what measures can be taken to mitigate the effects of rail/wheel damage.

Amsted Danobat Holland LP
Herzog
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