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Reduced-Scale Rail Car Floor Fire Test Specimen Feasibility Study

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 20-05
Subject Rolling Stock
ABAQUS, floor fire resistance test, NFPA 130, structural floor assembly, passenger rail car, rail car floor, rolling stock, research

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) contracted with Jensen Hughes (JH) to conduct ongoing research on the feasibility of reducing the size of the test article for floor fire resistance testing. This computational study was conducted to determine the conditions necessary to demonstrate that a reduced-scale rail car floor assembly for fire resistance testing can provide equivalent results when compared to the results obtained from a full-scale assembly as specified in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems 2014.

Last updated: Monday, May 18, 2020