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Wheel Flat and Out-of-Round Formation and Growth

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Todd Snyder

Union Pacific Railroad Corporation

D. H. Stone, Joseph Kristan

Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

Paper No. RTD2003-1659, pp. 143-148; 6 pages
  • IEEE/ASME 2003 Joint Rail Conference
  • Joint Rail
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, April 22–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3666-5
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


Wheel flats and out-of rounds (OORs) are defects that can cause high impacts that impart damage to track and equipment. This paper presents an analysis of data gathered from wheel impact load detectors on the Union Pacific Railroad and data gathered from the Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) Wheel Defect research Consortium.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME
Topics: Wheels



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