Dr David Fletcher's publications

Grassie, S. L., Fletcher, D. I., Gallardo Hernandez, E. A., & Summers, P. (2012). Studs: A squat-type defect in rails. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 226(3), 243-256.

Vasić, G., Franklin, F. J., & Fletcher, D. I. (2011). Influence of partial slip and direction of traction on wear rate in wheel-rail contact. Wear, 270(3-4), 163-171.

Franklin, F. J., Gahlot, A., Fletcher, D. I., Garnham, J. E., & Davis, C. (2011). Three-dimensional modelling of rail steel microstructure and crack growth. Wear, 271(1-2), 357-363.

Garnham, J. E., Fletcher, D. I., Davis, C. L., & Franklin, F. J. (2011). Visualization and modelling to understand rail rolling contact fatigue cracks in three dimensions. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 225(2), 165-178.

Fletcher, D. (2010, September). Classical Hertzian Contact Theory. In F. Schmid, B. Brustow, S. Clark, B. Eickhoff, M. Hiensch, S. S. Hsu, . . . S. Kent (Eds.), Best Practice in Wheel-Rail Interface Management for Mixed Traffic Railways (pp. 3-20-3-24). University of Birmingham Press.

Fletcher, D., Burstow, M., Kapoor, A., & Franklin, F. (2010, September). Crack Development. In F. Schmid, M. Brustow, S. Clark, B. Eickhoff, M. Hiensch, S. S. Hsu, . . . S. Kent (Eds.), Best Practice in Wheel-Rail Interface Management for Mixed Traffic Railways (pp. 4-19-4-30). University of Birmingham Press.

Fletcher, D., Vasic, G., Franklin, F. J., & Kapoor, A. (2010, January). Effect of Traffic on Crack Initiation in Rails. Journal of Mechanical Systems for Transport and Logistics, 3(1), 100-109. doi:10.1299/jmtl.3.100

Fletcher, D., & Hyde, P. (2010, January). Planning Rail Grinding using Crack Growth Predictions. Journal of Mechanical Systems for Transport and Logistics, 3(1), 216-225. doi:10.1299/jmtl.3.216

Fletcher, D. I., Smith, L., & Kapoor, A. (2009). Rail rolling contact fatigue dependence on friction, predicted using fracture mechanics with a three-dimensional boundary element model. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 76(17), 2612-2625.

Fletcher, D., Franklin, F. J., & Kapoor, A. (2009). Rail surface fatigue and wear. In R. Lewis, & U. Olofsson (Eds.), Wheel-Rail Interface Handbook (pp. 280-310). CRC Press.

Fletcher, D., Franklin, F. J., Garnham, J. E., Davis, C. L., & Kapoor, A. (2009). The evolution and failure of pearlitic microstructure in rail steel - observations and modelling. In R. Lewis, & U. Olofsson (Eds.), Wheel-Rail Interface Handbook (pp. 311-348). CRC Press.

Industry Reports

Fletcher, D. (2010, December 13). Destructive Examination of Rails & Evaluation of Thermal Effect of Rail-Wheel Contact. In Squat Type Defect Seminar. London Underground.

Fletcher, D. (2010, October 14). Crack growth modelling background & KRRI specific cases (WR080810). Korea: Korean Railway Research institute. Retrieved from http://www.krri.re.kr/

Fletcher, D., Lewis, R., Dwyer-Joyce, R. S., & Pugh, S. (2009, December). Wear steps in overhead line neutral section (2009/R124884/2). London: Network Rail.

Fletcher, D., & Gallardo-Hernandez, E. A. (2009, August). Investigation of rail defects (WR080709). London: Tubelines Ltd.

Fletcher, D. (2009, June 15). An overview of railway research in Mechanical Engineering at The University of Sheffield. In Rail Technology Research Institute Seminar. Rail Technology Research Institute (RTRI), Tokyo, Japan.

Fletcher, D., & Lewis, S. (2010, August 20). Investigation of rail defects (WR120810). London: London Underground.

Fletcher, D., & Lewis, S. (2010, May). SUROS test on Corus weld repaired steels (WR040510). Rotherham: Corus.

Fletcher, D. (2010, January 20). Metallurgical background to rail failures. In Seminar on the development of squat type defects on the Northern and Jubilee Lines. 20 Jan 2010.