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Full-Scale Rollover Test and Corresponding Analytical Modeling – Survivability of Top Fittings for CPC-1232 Tank Car
Keywords: Full-scale testing, fittings, protection, rollover, tank car, tank car safety, CPC-1232 car
Abstract: A full-scale rollover test was performed on a CPC-1232 tank car body to determine the survivability of the top fittings and provide a comparison to past tank car-type rollover...
A full-scale rollover test was performed on a CPC-1232 tank car body to determine the survivability of the top fittings and provide a comparison to past tank car-type rollover...
Keywords: Passenger locomotives, fuel tanks, impact testing, finite element analysis, diesel multiple unit, DMU, impact scenarios
Abstract: The Transportation Technology Center, Inc. conducted impact tests on three locomotive fuel tanks as part of the Federal Railroad Administration’s locomotive fuel tank...
Force Environment Evaluation of Stub Sills on Tank Cars Using Autonomous Over-the-Road Testing of the Instrumented Tank Car
Keywords: Tank cars, stub sills, ENSCO, track geometry, measurement, load environment, operating conditions, instrumented tank cars, data collection, vertical coupler force, longitudinal coupler force
Abstract: Fractures have been observed on stub sill tank cars for many years. Undetected and unattended, these fractures can develop into a variety of tank car failures. While tank car...
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...
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...