Wear Simulation Development

Research Overview:

The technique of wear simulation is not well developed and has the potential to take the guesswork out of wheel-rail interface design.

The wear rates have never been delivered for Australian conditions and a true wear simulation is seldom performed. In addition, there is no wear simulation with RCF damage incorporated.

All current simulations in this area should be considered as a source of indicative data only. The proposed project will allow the end state of the wear development to be predicted.