Materials engineering

Article: Materials engineering

Implementation, wheel-rail wear problems, material and damage analysis, etc.

We will assist you with your questions regarding materials for vehicle and track:

  • Damage analysis for safety-relevant components (e.g. wheels, wheelset axle, rails, switches points, etc.) accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020
  • Material examinations to clarify wear and rolling contact fatigue damages of wheels, rails and switches 
  • Material examinations as part of manufacturer-related product qualification activities accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020
  • Technical consulting regarding the use of materials for wheels, axle shafts, rail track, switch points, and much more

​Our equipment
Materials testing laboratory: mechanical testing of materials (tensile testing, hardness testing, notch impact bending testing, fracture toughness testing), metallography, fractography (stereo and scanning electron microscopy).

We will also provide testing of vehicle and track components on our wheel-rail roller test rigs.