ABSTRACT The present study is an attempt to find out the effect of environmental corrosion on the
commonly used pearlitic rail steel. The cases of corrosion of rail under Indian environment
have been studied. It has been found that in marine environment both the yield strength and
tensile strength decreases with increasing corrosion rate. In acidic environment yield
strength increased with increasing corrosion rate, although the tensile strength decreases
with increasing corrosion rate.
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