Engineering Sciences

Title :

High strength, wear and corrosion resistant steel for high speed rail and elastic clip

Area of research :

Material Sciences, Engineering Sciences

Focus area :

Material processing technologies Transportation

Principal Investigator :

Kallol Mondal, Professor, Department of MSE, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur


Executive Summary :

The keen interest of Government of India to set up high speed trains in India warrants scientific and technical studies on the various aspects, like steels for track, wheel, axles, elastic clips, etc., as well better design to suit to the desired specification. It is the need of the hour to look at these issues on an emergency basis. We are intended to study the development of multi-phase containing bainite, ferrite, pearlite, retained austenite and martensite in different combination, and nano-pearlitic steels possessing number of desired mechanical properties for high speed train tracks as well as elastic rail clips with desired strength, fracture toughness with adequate corrosion and wear resistance to meet the harsh Indian weather. In addition, the design aspects of the rail clips will be looked at to suit to the higher load bearing capacity of the track.


Sandeep Sangal, Professor, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, C.S. Upadhyaya, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Shashank Shekhar, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Satyam Suwas, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Chandan Srivastava, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, S. Sankaran, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, Somnath Bhattacharya, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai

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