Fracture toughness tests of wheelset materials used in the Japanese Shinkansen express trains

J. Džugan, Y. Ito, S. Kwon, K. Ogawa, T. Shoji

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Abstract

The present study is part of a project dealing with the service life extension of Japanese Shinkansen superexpress train wheelsets. This paper deals with fracture toughness behaviour evaluation of wheelset materials. Two wheel materials and one axle material were investigated. The fracture toughness under quasi-static as well as under dynamic loading conditions was evaluated. The results were summarized and the fracture toughness velocity dependence was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-271
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications
Volume218
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 1

Keywords

  • Dynamic tests
  • Fracture toughness
  • Quasi-static tests
  • Railway wheel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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