Cerca con AIRE(opens in a new window)|View at Publisher| Export | Download | Add to List | More... International Journal of Fatigue Volume 91, 1 October 2016, Pages 158-170 Experimental evaluation of rolling contact fatigue in railroad wheels (Article) Sciammarella, C.A.a, Chen, R.J.S.a, Gallo, P.bc , Berto, F.cd, Lamberti, L.e a Illinois Institute of Technology, Dept. Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, 10 SW 32nd St, Chicago, United States b Aalto University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology, Puumiehenkuja 5A, Espoo, Finland c University of Padova, Department of Management and Engineering, Stradella San Nicola 3, Vicenza, Italy View additional affiliations View references (34) Abstract Surface damage in railroad wheels is a very complex phenomenon and the contact fatigue plays a fundamental role in the damage process. In the case of railroad wheels the actual fracture process is quite different from the conventional idea of fracture in a load bearing structural component. The cracks that are generated by contact fatigue are not the source of actual wheels cracking but lead to the damaging phenomenon called shelling which implies separation of chunks of material from the surface. Shelling is mainly due to the presence of a fluid in the contact area, which penetrates in the fatigue cracks and causes a crack propagation leading to the separation of a portion of the wheel surface. A basic starting point to analyze this phenomenon is to study the crack development in the contact surface and to evaluate the behavior of different types of steels used for wheels manufacturing. However, the challenge to obtain a reliable similitude between laboratory and real conditions is far from straightforward. The present paper illustrates an experimental approach for rolling contact fatigue and shelling evaluation based on the possibility of simulating, in the laboratory, boundary conditions that can be scaled to the actual railroad, thus providing a realistic evaluation of the contact fatigue life of different steels.

Experimental evaluation of rolling contact fatigue in railroad wheels

GALLO, PASQUALE;BERTO, FILIPPO;
2016

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Cerca con AIRE(opens in a new window)|View at Publisher| Export | Download | Add to List | More... International Journal of Fatigue Volume 91, 1 October 2016, Pages 158-170 Experimental evaluation of rolling contact fatigue in railroad wheels (Article) Sciammarella, C.A.a, Chen, R.J.S.a, Gallo, P.bc , Berto, F.cd, Lamberti, L.e a Illinois Institute of Technology, Dept. Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering, 10 SW 32nd St, Chicago, United States b Aalto University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Marine Technology, Puumiehenkuja 5A, Espoo, Finland c University of Padova, Department of Management and Engineering, Stradella San Nicola 3, Vicenza, Italy View additional affiliations View references (34) Abstract Surface damage in railroad wheels is a very complex phenomenon and the contact fatigue plays a fundamental role in the damage process. In the case of railroad wheels the actual fracture process is quite different from the conventional idea of fracture in a load bearing structural component. The cracks that are generated by contact fatigue are not the source of actual wheels cracking but lead to the damaging phenomenon called shelling which implies separation of chunks of material from the surface. Shelling is mainly due to the presence of a fluid in the contact area, which penetrates in the fatigue cracks and causes a crack propagation leading to the separation of a portion of the wheel surface. A basic starting point to analyze this phenomenon is to study the crack development in the contact surface and to evaluate the behavior of different types of steels used for wheels manufacturing. However, the challenge to obtain a reliable similitude between laboratory and real conditions is far from straightforward. The present paper illustrates an experimental approach for rolling contact fatigue and shelling evaluation based on the possibility of simulating, in the laboratory, boundary conditions that can be scaled to the actual railroad, thus providing a realistic evaluation of the contact fatigue life of different steels.
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