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Occasional paper on beneficial damage : a new concept for fracture toughness enhancement and applications to railway engineering, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia 30 September 2003

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"This paper examines a novel method of enhancing the fracture toughness of railheads with embedded cracks. The enhanced fracture toughness would enable trains to operate at normal speed with no requirement of reducing axle loads. Although the method of beneficial damage introduced in this paper appears attractive, its application is affected by the non availability of technology to induce damage."--p. 2.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

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Start Page

1

End Page

17

Number of Pages

17

ISBN-10

187667461X

Publisher

CQU Publishing Unit [for the Centre for Railway Engineering]

Place of Publication

North Rockhampton, Qld.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Railway Engineering;

Era Eligible

No

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