The Crawling Rail

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W. J. Carter

University of Texas, Austin, Texas

W. R. Upthegrove

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 95(3), 192-194 (Jul 01, 1973) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443149 History: Received January 29, 1973; Online August 17, 2010


The beam on elastic foundation is employed as a mathematical model to develop an explanation for the crawling phenomena observed for the rails used to support the rotating beds of large rotary kilns.

Copyright © 1973 by ASME
Topics: Rails , Rotary kilns
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