Ecopy: Guidelines to Best Practices - Management of the Wheel and Rail Interface (2015)

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Ecopy: Guidelines to Best Practices - Management of the Wheel and Rail Interface (2015)

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Best Practices - Management of the Wheel and Rail Interface

The IHHA Best Practices Book series is written for the practising railway engineers and managers and contains proven best practices as developed by industry leaders in heavy haul environments across the world. This third book in the series, “Guidelines for Management of Wheel and Rail Interfaces” focuses on wheel/rail interactions, descriptions of how to balance wear and fatigue of wheels and rails, derailment prevention practices, vehicle / track condition monitoring, and benefits of rail grinding and friction modification.

Published in 2015, 450 pages.

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Best Practice: Management of the Wheel and Rail Interface

Topics Include:

  • Chapter 1: Introduction and Discussion of Guidelines
    (Michael Roney, retired, Canadian Pacific Railway)

  • Chapter 2: The Fundamentals of Vehicle / Track Interaction
    (Harry Tournay, Senior Scientist - AAR Transportation Technology Centre)

  • Chapter 3: Rail and Wheel Contact Mechanics
    (Harry Tournay, Senior Scientist - AAR Transportation Technology Centre)

  • Chapter 4: Rail and Wheel Materials
    (Cameron Lonsdale - VP Research and Development Amsted Rail)

  • Chapter 5: Wheel and Rail Damage Mechanisms
    (Al Reinschmidt - retired, VP Transportation Technology Centre)

  • Chapter 6: Vehicle / Track Condition Monitoring Systems
    (Semih Kalay, Senior VP Research and Development, AAR TTC)

  • Chapter 7: Wheel / Rail Maintenance Processes
    (Michael Roney, retired, Canadian Pacific Railway)

  • Chapter 8: Vehicle / Track Interaction Derailment Prevention
    (Gary Wolf, President Wolf Consulting)

  • Chapter 9: Case Studies

    • Development of Lubrication Technologies and Approaches in the Russian Railways
      (Sergey Zakharov, Chief Researcher, JSC “VINNIZht”, Moscow)

    • Preventive Grindng on Estrada de Ferro Carajas
      (Pedro Ivo Freire, Control and Automation Engineering, Vale, Brazil)

    • Managing the Transition from Wear to Rolling Contact Fatigue in Rio Tinto’s Heavy Haul Environment
      (Leon Wessels, Principal Track and Civil Engineer, Rio Tinto, Australia)

    • Monitoring, Analyzing, and Managing the Wheel/Rail Interface on Transnet’s Freight Rail Heavy Haul Export Line
      (Robert Frohling, Principal Engineer Transnet)