RESEARCH PAPERS: Additional Technical Papers

Measurement and Prediction of Impact Loads From Worn Railroad Wheel and Rail Surface Profiles

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D. R. Ahlbeck, J. A. Hadden

Battelle-Columbus Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio 43201

J. Eng. Ind 107(2), 197-205 (May 01, 1985) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3185985 History: Received July 26, 1984; Online July 30, 2009


The effects of wheel/rail impact loads are particularly important in the design and use of modern concrete-tie track structures. The development of a computer model for predicting impact loads due to wheel or rail running-surface geometry errors is described in this paper.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
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