wheel tread

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Wheel Tread


the distance between the longitudinal axes of the impressions (on the road surface) of the right and left wheels of a single axle of a motor vehicle; with the double rear wheels of trucks and buses, the distance between the middles of the impressions of the right and left double wheels. Since in a majority of instances the tread of the axles differs for motor vehicles with front and rear (multiple) axles, the various treads are designated separately.

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wheel tread

The distance between the center of the port and the star-board undercarriage contact points.
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Replacing the heavy front axle and wheels and readjusting the rear wheel tread would have been hard and time-consuming work, in spite of what the advertising claimed.
The wheel wear test was carried out by Braghin, Lewis, and Dwyer (2006), based on the full size of wheel/rail rolling contact device, a model which can calculate the wear depth of wheel tread was put forward, and the wear of ETR500 in Rome-Florence line was simulated through the model.
Paul and Adam analyzed the changes of residual stress in railway wheel during its life and its relationship with wheel tread contact fatigue damage.
As shown in Figure 2, FCIRW runs at a uniform speed of V along the straight track, and the wheels rotate around their axles at an angular velocity of [omega]; y, [psi], [phi] are the lateral displacement, yaw angle, and roll angle of the wheelset, respectively; [r.sub.L], [r.sub.R] are the rolling circle radius of the left and right wheels; [r.sub.0] is the nominal rolling circle radius of the left and right wheels; [r.sub.0] = V/[omega];[lambda] is wheel tread taper.
Double-point is inherent in intense slippage and wear, which results in occurrence of material plastic flow on the wheel tread. Conformal comber contact appears to the extent deterioration of working wheel fillet up to the general profile [3-5], and has a number of advantages: contact area rises and specific pressure decreases.
By comparative analyzing the 3D surface reconstruction accuracy in the whole wheel and the detailed part of wheel tread, a better solution is recommended.
These results are summarised in Figure 2; hardness values have been averaged across the wheel tread (excluding the flange area) and have been converted to Vickers hardness for comparison with other results presented later.
The observations on wheel tread deformation were published in 1970, but, over 40 years later, the UK railways still re-turn their 'worn' wheels unnecessarily, costing many millions of pounds every year.
The wheel hub has been redesigned with a curved slope to give improved resistance to side-impact thrusts by "bouncing back." The super-soft wheel tread creates a quiet ride, and lateral movement and high impact have no effect on wear, extending caster and cart life up to five times longer than normal, according to Little.
In addition, the results of experimental research conducted by the personnel of Kramatorsk Heavy Machine-Tool Building Plant were compared to the restoration of wheel tread profiles using a conventional grinding method [3].