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An investigation to the influence of bogie direction reversal on equalizing rail vehicle wheel wear

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ajay Kapoor


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Railway wheels are subject to high hydrostatic pressure and tangential stresses resulting in plastic deformation and wear. The present study focuses on the initial shakedown, i.e., running-in, period of wheel material and on a procedure of bogie direction reversal. This paper aims to show the importance of two domains of moving a wheelset, which are contact mechanics and operational aspect in the wear rate and wear pattern. The authors present the field test results highlighting the significance of changing the direction of the coach on the reduction of wheel wear resulting in a symmetric wear pattern. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Lari AA, Kapoor A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Wear

Year: 2008

Volume: 265

Issue: 1-2

Pages: 65-71

Print publication date: 25/06/2008

ISSN (print): 0043-1648

ISSN (electronic): 1873-2577

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2007.08.023


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