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Development and Application of Methodology for Reliability Assessment of Tank Car Structures: Phase I
Keywords: Reliability-centered maintenance, reliability analysis, tank car structure
Abstract: Safe packaging and transport of hazardous materials is of vital importance to tank car builders, users, Federal regulatory agencies, and the general public. Reliability-centered...
Keywords: Damage tolerance analysis, tank car design, over-the-road, fatigue crack growth, full-scale DTA
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration, with supplemental support from the Association of American Railroads (AAR), Railway Progress Institute, and Chemical Manufacturers Association...
In-Service, Over-the-Road Testing of One Car for Tank Car Operating Environment Study (Phase IIA) Test Results
Keywords: Transducer package, data acquisition system, data transmittal systems, coupler and body bolster force operating environments
Abstract: This report documents the procedure and results of the controlled testing conducted during Phase II of a tank car operating environment program involving the Association of...
Keywords: Tank car coupler forces, railcar impact test, correlation of accelerometer data with coupler forces
Abstract: This report documents the results of controlled testing conducted during the first phase of a tank car operating environment program involving the Association of American...