Rail Quality and Maintenance for Modern Railway Operation

International Conference on Rail Quality and Maintenance for Modern Railway Operation Delft June 1992

  • J. J. Kalker
  • D. F. Cannon
  • O. Orringer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Rail Development and Future Requirements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. O. Frederick
      Pages 3-14
  3. Rail Metallurgy and Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. W. H. Hodgson
      Pages 29-39
    3. P. Clayton, R. Devanathan, N. Jin, R. K. Steele
      Pages 41-51
    4. Theodore E. Burke, Blair George, Brian E. St. John
      Pages 53-60
    5. W. H. Hodgson
      Pages 61-73
  4. Rail Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. R. K. Steele
      Pages 77-97
    3. Raymond E. Schramm, A. Van Clark, Todd J. McGuire, B. James Filla, Dragan V. Mitraković, Patrick T. Purtscher
      Pages 99-108
    4. J. Deputat, J. Szelazek, M. Adamski
      Pages 109-118
    5. Zhiyun Shen
      Pages 119-125
    6. Jim Cooper, Jean-Claude Schaffner
      Pages 127-136
    7. Coenraad Esveld
      Pages 137-147
  5. Contact Phenomena

  6. Residual Stresses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. W. Karmowski, J. Magiera, J. Orkisz
      Pages 287-296
    3. A. B. Perlman, J. E. Gordon, O. Orringer
      Pages 297-306
    4. P. J. Webster, G. Mills, X. Wang, W. P. Kang
      Pages 307-314
    5. J. H. Root, T. M. Holden, R. J. Klassen, C. Smallman, B. Maxfield, N. R. Gore
      Pages 315-324
    6. J. O. Igwemezie, S. L. Kennedy, N. R. Gore
      Pages 325-336
    7. Huseyin Sehitoglu, Y. Roger Jiang
      Pages 349-358
  7. Crack Propagation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Anthony W. Thompson, Diane E. Albert, G. T. Gray III
      Pages 361-372
    3. M. C. Dubourg, J. J. Kalker
      Pages 373-384
    4. Mirosław Olzak, Jacek Stupnicki, Ryszard Wójcik
      Pages 385-395
    5. G. Fleischer, H.-D. Grohmann, D. Weinhauer
      Pages 407-424
    6. R. Y. Deroche, J. P. Bettembourg, B. Prasil, J. P. Bertrand, C. Juckum
      Pages 435-448
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 449-454

About this book


In April 1990 a conference was held at the Cracow Institute of Technology, Cracow, Poland. The title of that conference was "Residual Stresses in Rails - Effects on Rail Integrity and Railroad Economics" and its themes were the measurement and prediction of residual stresses in rails, but, as the sub-title suggests, the intention was also to provide a link between research and its application to the practical railway world. At the Cracow conference there were 40 participants with 5 railways and 5 rail makers being represented and 25 papers were given. The Cracow conference was a success, and by March 1991 its off-spring, "The International Conference on Rail Quality and Maintenance for Modern Railway Operations", was conceived and birth was ultimately given in June 1992 at the Technical University, Delft. It turned out to be some baby, with 112 delegates from 24 countries taking part! As with its predecessor, the conference was to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas between research investigators, rail makers and railway engineers. A cursory examination of the list of participants suggests that about 57% were from the railway industry, 34% from universities and other research institutions and 9% from the steel industry. Bearing in mind that some of the railway industry participants were from their respective research and development organisations the balance of interests was about right.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. J. Kalker
    • 1
  • D. F. Cannon
    • 2
  • O. Orringer
    • 3
  1. 1.T.U. DelftDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.BR ResearchDerbyUK
  3. 3.US Department of TransportationCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4267-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8151-6
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