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Keywords: Full-Scale Shell Impact Test of a DOT-113 Tank Car Surrogate
Keywords: Tank cars, fire test, Pressure Relief Device, PRD, hazardous materials, HAZMAT, ethanol, water, pool fire, ASME, pressure vessels, rolling stock
Impact Test Data Analysis for Load Environment Characterization of Tank Car Stub Sill During Yard Operations
Keywords: Tank cars, rail, stub sill failures, impact test, yard operation, car coupling, draft gear, instrumented couplers, hazardous materials
Abstract: Fractures in the stub sills of tank cars pose a significant problem for the rail industry due to the potential for damage to the tank structure and eventual release of the...
Fractures in the stub sills of tank cars pose a significant problem for the rail industry due to the potential for damage to the tank structure and eventual release of the...
Keywords: Tank car, stub sill failures, impact test, yard operation, car coupling, draft gear, impact force, transferred energy, anvil configuration, hammer configuration
Abstract: In 2018, the Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology conducted a series of impact tests for different car configurations at various...
Abstract: Switching Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) • A voluntary, non-regulatory, railroad-safety partnership of representatives from AAR, ASLRRA, BLET, FRA, and UTU-SMART-TD • Seeks...