A study of airborne wear particles generated from the train traffic-Block braking simulation in a pin-on-disc machine
2011 (English)In: Wear, ISSN 0043-1648, E-ISSN 1873-2577, Vol. 271, no 1-2, 86-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Recently, much attention has been given to the influence of airborne particles in the atmosphere on human health. Sliding contacts are a significant source of airborne particles. In this study airborne particles from railway block brakes are studied using cast iron and composite block material on railway wheel steel. A pin-on-disc tribometer equipped with airborne particle counting instrumentation was used as experimental set-up. The result shows differences for the two tested block brake material combinations in particle size distribution, morphology and elemental content.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 271, no 1-2, 86-91 p.
Airborne particles, Wear, Block brake
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35594DOI: 10.1016/j.wear.2010.10.016ISI: 000291777600012ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79955753590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-35594DiVA: diva2:429846
QC 20110706 8th Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems (CM2009), Florence, ITALY, SEP, 20092011-07-062011-07-042011-12-15Bibliographically approved