A multi-layer model of low adhesion between railway wheel and rail
2007 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit, ISSN 0954-4097, Vol. 221, no 3, 385-389 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The current paper presents a new multi-layer model of low adhesion between railway wheel and rail. The model proposes that when leaves are crushed between railway wheels and rail, both a coated slippery layer and a chemically reacted, easily sheared surface layer are formed. Elemental depth profiling reveals that the chemically reacted, easily sheared surface layer contains substances such as P and Ca. Both the coated slippery layer and the chemically reacted, easily sheared surface layer must be removed to get proper adhesion between railway wheel and rail.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 221, no 3, 385-389 p.
adhesion, leaf, train, wheel, rail, surface layer
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17002DOI: 10.1243/09544097jrrt111ISI: 000249877400007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-38149079661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-17002DiVA: diva2:335045
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052011-12-15Bibliographically approved