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Analysis Of Rail Wear Data For Evaluation Of Lubrication Performance

Reddy, Venkatarami, Chattopadhyay, Gopinath, & Hargreaves, Douglas J. (2006) Analysis Of Rail Wear Data For Evaluation Of Lubrication Performance. In Hargreaves, Douglas J., Kosse, V., & Tan, A. (Eds.) Austrib 06 - International Tribology Conference, 3 - 6 December 2006, Brisbane.

Abstract

Rail-wheel lubrication has become an important strategy to reduce wear, friction and noise especially on curves. Research shows that huge amount of lubrication is wasted during application. The American Association of Railroads (AAR) estimated that the wear and friction occurring at the wheel/rail interface of trains due to ineffective lubrication costs American Railways in excess of US $ 2 billion each year. Therefore, it is important to determine how much lubrication is required for particular curve section to reduce maintenance costs. Analysis of influential factors is important for decision making to reduce maintenance costs and environmental and operational risks. This paper focuses on analysis of rail wear data for evaluation of lubrication performance. Numerical examples are used for illustrations in managerial decisions.

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ID Code: 10907
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Lubrication performance, Rail, Wheel Wear, Maintenance costs
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (091300) > Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified (091399)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 27 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:19

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