WEAR AND LUBRICATION EFFECT ON SUB-SURFACE FAILURE OF SEVERAL STEELS.
Date of Original Version
Wear and contact fatigue evaluation of several commercial and experimental rail steels is described. 70 mm diameter test discs were subject to 2. 4 million revolutions under grease and sand, dry, and grease lubrication environments in the one tenth scale rail/wheel wear apparatus which simulated the interaction between a freight car wheelset and pair of rails in a 235 m radius (8 degree ) curve. The results show that the steels with improved wear resistance do not necessarily exhibit the same degree of improvement to fatigue damage.
Kalousek, J., H. Ghonem, and R. K. Steele. "WEAR AND LUBRICATION EFFECT ON SUB-SURFACE FAILURE OF SEVERAL STEELS.." , (1985): 155-163. https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/mcise_facpubs/407