Residual Stresses in Railway Axles

Residual Stresses in Railway Axles

Ř. Bohuslav, V. Jaroslav, N. Tomáš, D. Halabuk

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Abstract. The companies producing railway axles are obliged to demonstrate a level of residual stresses in their products based on the specification of standard EN 13261 in which the applicable methods are suggested and the allowable values of residual stresses are specified. An objective of this contribution is to arouse a discussion whether the requirements of the standard can be met by means of the suggested measuring methods – hole-drilling (according to ASTM E837-13 standard) or X-ray diffraction. It especially applies to the ability to determine the residual stress distribution in the depth of 2 mm below the surface. The mentioned issue is demonstrated by means of both measuring methods under various measurement conditions.

Residual Stresses, Railway Axle, Hole-Drilling Method, X-Ray Diffraction

Published online 9/11/2018, 6 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Ř. Bohuslav, V. Jaroslav, N. Tomáš, D. Halabuk, ‘Residual Stresses in Railway Axles’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 6, pp 95-100, 2018


The article was published as article 16 of the book Residual Stresses 2018

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