Daniel H. Stone

Daniel H. Stone

Senior Consultant

Mr. Stone is a metallurgical engineer with over 50 years of engineering experience. His areas of specialization are in development of superior rail, railway wheels, axles, castings, and tank car steels. His expertise includes railroad derailment investigation, railroad rolling stock, rail turnout, truck component, coupler, and rail car structural failure analysis. Mr. Stone has had the opportunity to work within both the industrial and legal environments and has provided trial testimony on numerous occasions. He is active in the development of industry standards for wheels, axles, truck bolster and side frame castings, tank car fatigue, and damage guidelines. Mr. Stone has conducted the above activities in Mauritania, Panama, India, Brazil, Chile, and the United Kingdom, as well as North America.

Publications

  • Failure Mode Changes with Successive Component Improvements, J. Fail. Anal. And Preven., January 2016
  • Flash Butt Rail Weld Vertical Failures, J. Fail. Anal And Preven., January 2015
  • Effect of Deformation on Mechanical Properties and Shakedown of Wheel Steels, Proceedings of JRC2014, ASME, January 2014
  • A Neural Network Analysis of Vertical Split Rim Wheel Failures, Proceedings of the 17th International Wheelset Congress, January 2013
  • Rolling Contact Fatigue Origins of Wheel Failures in Heavy Haul Service, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, January 2012
  • Fatigue Fretting of Axles, Proceedings of RDTF2011, ASME, January 2011
  • Development of Tread Cracks in Class C Wheels, Proceedings of the 2011 Heavy Haul Conference, June 2011
  • Vertical Split Rim Wheels, Proceedings of the 16th International Wheelset Congress, January 2010
  • A Proposed Mechanism for Accelerated Shelling Induced by the Hyperbaric Transformation of Ice, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, September 2009
  • Properties and Microstructure of High Performance Wheels, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems, September 2009
  • See CV for further publications

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