A new method for evaluating wheel and rail wear

A. Shebani, S. Iwnicki, C. Pislaru

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Wheel and rail wear is a significant issue in railway systems. In the research, presented in this paper, a new method has been developed for detailed wheel wear and rail wear measurements, and tested using a twin disc test rig. 'Replica' material was applied to the wheel and rail surfaces of the test rig to make a copy of both surfaces. The replica samples were scanned using an optical profilometer and the results processed to establish wheel wear and rail wear. The effects of load, yaw angle, and speed on wheel wear and rail wear under dry conditions were investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Conference on Railway Technology
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Development and Maintenance
EditorsJ. Pombo
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
ISBN (Print)9781905088653
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2016
Event3rd International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance - Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Duration: 5 Apr 20168 Apr 2016
Conference number: 3
http://www.civil-comp.com/conf/rw2016/rw2016.htm (Link to Conference Website)

Publication series

NameCivil-Comp Proceedings
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
ISSN (Print)1759-3433


Conference3rd International Conference on Railway Technology
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