Failure analysis in lifetime estimation of railsS.A. Atroshenko, S.S. Maier & V.I. Smirnov
An attempt is made to find the relationship between the mechanical properties of the material in microvolumes and the properties of the material under load. A fractographic analysis of the surface of a fatigue fracture of a railway rail with an internal transverse crack is presented. The relationship of fractographic features with the structure of the material is discussed.