RAILROAD RAILS AND CAR WHEELS SUFFER MECHANICAL WEAR THROUGH USE, AND THIS WEAR IS A MAJOR MAINTENANCE EXPENSE ITEM FOR MOST RAILROADS.

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Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1273
Amount: $48,725.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
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Principal Investigator
 DR. WARREN E. JAMISON
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Abstract
RAILROAD RAILS AND CAR WHEELS SUFFER MECHANICAL WEAR THROUGH USE, AND THIS WEAR IS A MAJOR MAINTENANCE EXPENSE ITEM FOR MOST RAILROADS. IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN WEAR CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH LUBRICATION, ALTHOUGH THE LUBRICATORS THEMSELVES ARE A MAINTENANCE PROBLEM. IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP AN ANTI-WEAR COATING WHICH CAN BE APPLIED PERIODICALLY TO RAILS TO REDUCE WEAR AND TO ELIMINATE THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MAINTENANCE OF LUBRICATORS. SUCH A COATING HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED, AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO RAILROAD WHEELS AND RAILS WILL BE EXAMINED IN THIS WORK.

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