Study on Corrosion Behavior of Pearlitic Rail Steel


The present study is an attempt to find out the effect of environmental corrosion on the commonly used pearlitic rail steel. The cases of corrosion of rail under Indian environment have been studied. It has been found that in marine environment both the yield strength and tensile strength decreases with increasing corrosion rate. In acidic environment yield strength increased with increasing corrosion rate, although the tensile strength decreases with increasing corrosion rate.

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S. Samal, A. Bhattaacharyya and S. Mitra, "Study on Corrosion Behavior of Pearlitic Rail Steel," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 7, 2011, pp. 573-581. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.107044.

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