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Policy and Guidance
Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation tables
Abstract: Prototype crashworthy workstation table drawings (see reports DOT/FRA/ORD-12/06 and DOT/FRA/ORD-09/14)
Load Environment of Rail Joint Bars – Phase I Effects of Track Parameters on Rail Joint Stresses and Crack Growth
Keywords: rail joint bars, insulated joints, joint failures
Abstract: The load environment of joint bars was assessed under a variety of loading and track conditions. Bending stresses, thermal stresses, and residual stresses were measured on...
Keywords: Egress computer models, egress simulations, emergency egress, emergency evacuation, emergency preparedness, exits, Federal Railroad Administration, passenger rail, passenger trains, railroads, transportation
Abstract: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations are intended to ensure the safe, timely, and effective evacuation of intercity and commuter rail passengers when necessary during...
Keywords: Tank car, impact, protective panel
Abstract: This report describes research conducted to examine the application of sandwich structure technology to provide protection against the threat of an indenter striking the side or...
Keywords: Passenger car, compressive load test, crippling
Abstract: This report summarizes Test 3, a crippling load test on Budd Pioneer Car 244, conducted on June 28, 2011. Before the crippling load test, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.,...