Determining Major Factors Causing the Wear of Wheelset Tyres
Graphical representation of laws governing the abrasion of locomotive wheelsets shows different distribution of values obtained for oiled and not oiled wheelset tyres. When wheelset tyres are oiled, the much higher deviation of abrasion values can be observed. This allows us to assume that oiling is more important for reducing the wear of not heavily loaded wheelset tyres.
Nin Bizys, Andrejus Henrikas Marcinkevicius
G. Vaičiūnas et al., "Determining Major Factors Causing the Wear of Wheelset Tyres", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 113, pp. 425-428, 2006