Identifying and interpreting railway wheel defects

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Proceedings titleProceedings: International Heavy Haul Association Conference on Freight Car Trucks/Bogies, Montreal June 1996
ConferenceInternational Heavy Haul Association Conference on Freight Car Trucks/Bogies, June 9-12 1996, Montreal
AbstractWheel and rail inspections are carried out as part of the regular maintenance procedure on North American railways. Visible defects which meet the Association of American Railroads (AAR) criteria are grounds for removal of the wheel set for safety and operational considerations. This report discusses phenomena relevant to the formation of wheel defects, explaining the contributing influences of load, wheel and rail profiles, pummeling, lubrication and material properties on defect formation. The procedures and definitions used for railway wheel inspections are outlined and illustrated.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Centre for Surface Transportation Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23000278
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