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Keywords: Tank car, rollover, fittings, protection, tank car safety, dynamic simulation
Abstract: This project examined the structural susceptibility of tank car fittings during derailments. The report identified non-pressure cars as being the most susceptible to derailment...
Damage Assessment of Railroad Tank Cars Involved in Accidents: Phase I - Literature Search and Evaluation
Keywords: Tank cars, damage assessment, guidelines
Abstract: Transportation Technology Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads, is conducting a research project titled, "Damage Assessment of Tank Cars Involved in...
Keywords: Passenger Accountability, Amtrak, National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Railroad
Abstract: In investigating the derailment of Amtrak's Auto Train on April 18, 2002, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported that an accurate count of persons on the train...
Keywords: Track modulus, rail car, high-speed trains
Abstract: The economic constraints of passenger and freight railroad traffic are moving the industry to higher speed rail vehicles and higher axle loads. The dynamics of high-speed trains...
Keywords: automation, high-speed trains, human factors, human-in-the-loop simulation, risk estimation, safety, supervisory controls, train control, transportation
Abstract: This report covers the theoretical development of the safety state model for railroad operations. Using data from a train control technology experiment, experimental application...