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Abstract: The wear behavior of railway wheels is significantly dependant on the tread profile and the profile of the rail upon which it rolls. Queensland Railways have moved away from a cylindrical tread wheel in two stages in order to overcome a problem of rail failure due to high contact stresses and to achieve extended life of both wheel and rail. The newly developed profile has been service tested and the actual results are reported.

To cite this article: Schonfeld, D; Skerman, D; Okey, R and Sterling, AW. The Development and Testing of Improved Wheel Profiles for Queensland Railways [online]. In: International Heavy Haul Railway Conference (4th : 1989 : Brisbane, Qld.). Fourth International Heavy Haul Railway Conference 1989: Railways in Action; Preprints of Papers, The. Barton, ACT: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1989: 341-351. National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia) ; no. 89/12. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=636110412996855;res=IELENG> ISBN: 0858254697. [cited 11 Feb 16].

Personal Author: Schonfeld, D; Skerman, D; Okey, R; Sterling, AW; Source: In: International Heavy Haul Railway Conference (4th : 1989 : Brisbane, Qld.). Fourth International Heavy Haul Railway Conference 1989: Railways in Action; Preprints of Papers, The. Barton, ACT: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 1989: 341-351. Document Type: Conference Paper, Research ISBN: 0858254697 Subject: Railroad engineering; Railroad rails--Testing; Stress corrosion--Testing; Railroad cars--Wheels--Testing; Series: National conference publication (Institution of Engineers, Australia) ; no. 89/12 Affiliation: (1) Metallurgical Engineer, Queensland Railways
(2) Vehicle and Track Investigation Engineer, Queensland Railways
(3) Principal, Contract Drafting services
(4) Metallurgical Engineer, Wilson Walton International

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