Prediction of Bending Fatigue Life to Welding Parts of Rail on Slab Track

슬래브궤도상의 레일 용접부 피로수명 예측

  • 김만철 (한국철도기술연구원 궤도팀) ;
  • 김진성 (인덕대학교 토목공학) ;
  • 한상철 (서울산업대학교 토목공학과)
  • Published : 2001.12.01


For the purpose of the effective maintenance of surface irregularities of rail, this paper investigates the rail service life to a bending fatigue failure of welding parts of rail on the slab track by the structures laboratory testing to derive S-N curves, a GTDAP(General Track Dynamic Analysis Program) to calculate the stresses and a modified Miner's rule to predict a fatigue life. The useful guides for maintenance of rail welded parts on the slab track are proposed in terms of a grinding period and the depth of rail surface irregularities. This study also proposed the guides for maintenance of rail welded part on the ballast track. The effects of fatigue service lives are compared one another.