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Locomotive Crash Energy Management: Train-to-Train Impact Test
Keywords: Crashworthiness, crash energy management, CEM, locomotive, train-to-train test, rail passenger safety
Abstract: This report describes the results of the program’s latest impact test, conducted in August 2022: the train-to-train impact test. In this test, a CEM-equipped locomotive leading...
This report describes the results of the program’s latest impact test, conducted in August 2022: the train-to-train impact test. In this test, a CEM-equipped locomotive leading...
Expansion of Rail Flaw Library at the Transportation Technology Center
Keywords: Rail, rail wear, rail defect, rail flaw library, ultrasonic testing, UT, phased array ultrasonic testing, PAUT, Miniprof, Rail Flaw Library of Associated Defects, RF-LOAD, non-destructive evaluation, NDE, track
DOT-117 Tank Car Flaw Library Development for NDE Study
Keywords: DOT 117, Tank Car, Weld Defect, Tank Car Flaw Library, Nondestructive Evaluation, VT, PT, MT, UT, PAUT, ET, ECA
Trespass Prevention Research Study – Worcester, MA
Keywords: Railroad trespassing, trespass prevention, right-of-way trespass, railroad safety, stakeholder engagement
Abstract: This report shows the benefits of, document the lessons learned from, and provide recommendations for the implementation and evaluation of trespass prevention strategies.
This report shows the benefits of, document the lessons learned from, and provide recommendations for the implementation and evaluation of trespass prevention strategies.
Fire Resistance Tests of Reduced Scale Rail Car Floor Assemblies
Keywords: ABAQUS, floor fire resistance test, NFPA 130, structural floor assembly, passenger rail car, rail car floor, rolling stock