Finishing Temperatures of Rail Steel


    REPRINT No. 38 of the Technologic Papers of the Bureau of Standards, by Messrs. Burgess, Crowe, Rawdon, and Waltenberg, deals with observations on the finishing temperatures and properties of steel rails. The principal objects of the research were to “determine from measurements taken in representative rail mills, the present American practice regarding the temperatures at which rails are rolled, to demonstrate the ease and accuracy with which such temperatures may be measured, and to find out what the ‘shrinkage’ clause in rail specifications really means.”

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    Finishing Temperatures of Rail Steel . Nature 94, 436 (1914).

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