Reliability and fatigue life evaluation of railway axles

  title={Reliability and fatigue life evaluation of railway axles},
  author={Meral Bayraktar and Necati Tahrali and Rahmi Guclu},
  journal={Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology},
The axle is one of the most important components of a rail vehicle which transmits the weight of the vehicle to the wheels, meets the vertical and horizontal loads formed during static and dynamic moving, and carries the driving moment and braking moment. The prediction of fatigue failure of axles plays an important role in preventing fatigue fractures. Varying loads on components lead to cumulative failure in the mechanism. In this study, failures in axles of rail vehicles serving the Istanbul… CONTINUE READING

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