2018 №01 (06) DOI of Article
2018 №01 (02)

Electrometallurgy Today 2018 #01
SEM, 2018, #1, 3-8 pages
Modern rail steels and solutions ESR (Review). Information 1. Operating conditions and defects observed

Journal Sovremennaya Elektrometallurgiya
Publisher International Association «Welding»
ISSN 2415-8445 (print)
Issue #1, 2018 (March)
Pages 3-8

L.B. Medovar, G.P. Stovpchenko, G.O. Polishko, E.A. Pedchenko, V.A. Zaitsev
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua

Review is made about the tendencies of development of railway transport and changes, due to them, in service conditions and occurrence of defects, which decrease the rail service life. Growth in movement speed of passenger trains and increase in load to axle requires the improvement of rail quality and properties of steels from which they are manufactured. The increase in intensity of alternating contact loads, heating in long-time braking and corrosion factors cause the rails damage. Most of rail defects, leading to coming out of order, have the contact-fatigue origin and their formation is often connected with a metallurgical quality of steel, the improvement of which requires the technological updating of all the rail production cycle. Ref. 25, Fig. 1.
Key words: railway rails; movement speed; load to axle; service conditions; fatigue defects
Received:                14.02.18
Published:               20.03.18
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