Fatigue and Service Analysis of Railroad Eyebar Members

Insufficient knowledge of the fatigue behavior of railroad eyebars exists. As rail traffic increases with respect to both number of cars and their weights, the probability of fatigue damage and significant fatigue crack propagation increases. The proposed research will investigate the fatigue behavior of railroad eyebars through full-scale laboratory fatigue testing. The results of the research will provide a more accurate estimation of the fatigue strength of railroad eyebars and a better prediction of their remaining fatigue lives.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $70,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT13-G-UTC59

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
    3136 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3136
  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Zachry Department of Civil Engineering
    3136 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3136
  • Principal Investigators:

    Keating, Peter

  • Start Date: 20160501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20171231
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01601769
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University Transportation Center for Railway Safety
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC59
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2016 5:24PM