Search for dissertations about: "Rolling Contact Fatigue"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 66 swedish dissertations containing the words Rolling Contact Fatigue.

  1. 1. Thermal impact on rolling contact fatigue of railway wheels

    Author : Sara Caprioli; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Railway wheels; Thermomechanical finite element analysis; Frictional rolling contact; Thermal fracture; Tread braking; Rolling contact fatigue;

    Abstract : Rolling contact fatigue (RCF) is a very common and costly damage mechanism for rails and wheels. This thesis investigates the influence of combined thermal and mechanical loading on RCF of railway wheels on the basis of numerical predictions. READ MORE

  2. 2. On the asperity point load mechanism for rolling contact fatigue

    Author : Johan Dahlberg; Bo Alfredsson; Sören Sjöström; KTH; []
    Keywords : Rolling contact fatigue; Spalling; Asperity contact; Point load; Micro-cracks; Traction; Applied slip; TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIKVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Rolling contact fatigue is a damage process that may arise in mechanical applications with repeated rolling contacts. Some examples are: gears; cams; bearings; rail/wheel contacts. The resulting damage is often visible with the naked eye as millimeter sized surface craters. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rolling Contact Fatigue of Railway Rails with Emphasis on Crack Initiation

    Author : Jonas Ringsberg; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : variable amplitude; crack closure; rolling contact fatigue; crack propagation; railway rails; damage accumulation; critical plane approach; crack initiation; plasticity; multiaxial fatigue;

    Abstract : Increased traffic density and the heavier axle loads of modern trains have led to severe problems with rolling contact fatigue (RCF) which cause initiation of surface cracks in railheads. In this thesis, a specific type of surface crack, the head check, is studied numerically with emphasis on fatigue crack initiation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Squat defects and rolling contact fatigue clusters - Numerical investigations of rail and wheel deterioration mechanisms

    Author : Robin Andersson; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; rail surface irregularities; rolling contact fatigue clusters; dynamic vehicle–track interaction; rolling contact fatigue; studs; squats; fracture mechanics;

    Abstract : Squat defects, a type of localised rolling contact fatigue damage appearing on rail surfaces with rail break as an ultimate consequence, have concerned infrastructure managers for the last couple of decades. In recent years similar types of defects—so-called studs—that are visually resembling squats, have started to appear. READ MORE

  5. 5. Continuous Welded Railway Rails: Residual Stress Analyses, Fatigue Assessments and Experiments

    Author : Anders Skyttebol; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : microstructure; laser cladding; plasticity; rolling contact; computational welding mechanics; materials testing; flash butt welding; fatigue; railway rails; fatigue crack propagation; finite element method;

    Abstract : Railway rails are today often continuously welded. This type of joint generally requires less maintenance than is needed for the bolted joints. It has also reduced wheel damage and made the ride more comfortable. However, these joints are subject to damage. READ MORE