Metallurgical investigation of crossing noses

Hilmar Kjartansson Danielsen, Somrita Dhar, Carsten Jørn Rasmussen, Dorte Juul Jensen

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Worn crossing noses extracted from the track were studied through extensive metallographic examinations, including optical microscopy and X-ray tomog-raphy used for three-dimensional mapping of fatigue crack networks within the S&C nose. The gradient in the residual strain/stress profile from the run-ning surface originating from the rail wheel contact was analyzed using syn-chrotron as well as laboratory X-ray diffraction
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Quality Assessment of Railway Switches and Crossings
EditorsRoberto Galeazzi , Hilmar Kjartansson Danielsen , Bjarne Kjær Ersbøll , Dorte Juul Jensen , Ilmar Santos
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-62471-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-62472-9
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesSpringer Series in Reliability Engineering


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