The assessment of damage in rail-wheel cyclic contact requires considering the combined action of different damage mechanisms, such as wear, ratcheting, surface or subsurface crack nucleation and propagation. Models, usually requiring experimental calibration, are available for assessing these phenomena. The best way to calibrate them is based on cyclic contact tests, as these represent the real working conditions more closely. However, some experimental information, such as microstructural changes or crack paths, can be obtained only by destructive methods at the end of the tests, and their evolution cannot be monitored; other parameters, such as the wear rate, can only be determined during time consuming breaks to the tests. In this work, non destructive measurements of vibrations, torque and Barkhausen noise were introduced as indicators of damage evolution in cyclic contact tests on a high performance steel for railway wheels, coupled with a rail steel. In particular, their correlation with surface state, wear rate, subsurface microstructure and presence of cracks was shown.

An experimental procedure for surface damage assessment in railway wheel and rail steels

MAZZU', Angelo;SOLAZZI, Luigi;LANCINI, Matteo;PETROGALLI, Candida;FACCOLI, Michela
2015-01-01

Abstract

The assessment of damage in rail-wheel cyclic contact requires considering the combined action of different damage mechanisms, such as wear, ratcheting, surface or subsurface crack nucleation and propagation. Models, usually requiring experimental calibration, are available for assessing these phenomena. The best way to calibrate them is based on cyclic contact tests, as these represent the real working conditions more closely. However, some experimental information, such as microstructural changes or crack paths, can be obtained only by destructive methods at the end of the tests, and their evolution cannot be monitored; other parameters, such as the wear rate, can only be determined during time consuming breaks to the tests. In this work, non destructive measurements of vibrations, torque and Barkhausen noise were introduced as indicators of damage evolution in cyclic contact tests on a high performance steel for railway wheels, coupled with a rail steel. In particular, their correlation with surface state, wear rate, subsurface microstructure and presence of cracks was shown.
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