Rust + water droplets = low adhesion on the track

Published Apr 04, 2014

The research results of Yi Zhu, Ph..D Student in Tribology, shows that ordinary rust together with high levels of humidity and low temperature can reduce the friction significantly in the tiny contact zone between steel rail and steel railway wheel.

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Last changed: Apr 04, 2014