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A single source for authoritative and up-to-date information, this book discusses the safety critical role of the wheel/rail interface and the challenges it poses. It provides the fundamentals of contact mechanics, wear, fatigue, and lubrication as well as state-of-the-art research and emerging technologies. It contains an overview of industrial practice from several different regions of the world, illustrating the challenges in managing the wheel/rail interface in a variety of environments and circumstances. It provides insight into the wheel/rail issues that have a major influence on the running of a reliable, efficient, and safe railway.

About the Author

Dr. Roger Lewis is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK, where his main research interests include railway and automotive tribology, and design of tools to solve wear and failure problems in industry.

Professor Ulf Olofsson is Head of the Department of Machine Design and research leader of the tribology group in the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. His main research interests include interfaces and especially simulation and prediction of friction and wear, mainly applied to problems in railways and mechanical engineering.

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Woodhead Publishing
Railroads - General
Olofsson, Ulf
Lewis, Roger
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9 x 6 in

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