Structural integrity study of steel railway gearbox housing

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The present work presents a new approach to study the structural integrity of railway component. This railway component is a gearbox housing manufactured by welding, bending, and bolting in structural low carbon steel. During maintenance procedures two non-expected cracks were detected through the non-destructive liquid penetrant testing; one in the middle of gearbox housing cover and the other in the central body of the component, near of one weld zone. The new approach developed in this work is divided in two parts: finite elements simulation and numerical simulation. The first part started by simulate the load service applying vibration analyse. Software Abaqus/CAE 6.14

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-392
Number of pages12
JournalProcedia Structural Integrity
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event1st Virtual European Conference on Fracture, VECF 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 29 Jun 20201 Jul 2020


  • Crack propagation
  • Flaws
  • Railway component
  • Stress intensity factor range
  • Structural durability


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