(ISSN: 2349-2082)

International Journal For Ignited Minds
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Determination of Effect of Residual Stresses Induced in Railway Wheels using Finite Element Approach
Vinod Angadi , & Shivappa H A
One of the most important issues in railway wheels is residual stresses. It is desirable to produce less residual stresses when possible and to decrease the remaining residual stresses in the wheels. The objective of this work is to provide an estimation of the residual stresses in the rail wheel caused by the stress field from heat treatment process of a railway wheel. A three-dimensional nonlinear stress analysis model has been applied to estimate stress fields of the railway mono-block wheel in heat treatment process. After forging or casting, railway wheels are heat-treated to induce the desirable circumferential compressive residual stress in the upper rim. Finite element analysis model is presented applying the elastic–plastic finite element analysis for the rail wheel under variable thermal loads. Calculative analysis applying a finite element method (FEM) has been used to predict residual stresses.
Residual stress, Heat transfer Coefficient, Fatigue, Finite Element Method, Quenching process.
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