Developing Strategies for Maintaining Tank Car Integrity During Train Accidents
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
REPORT NUMBER: RTDF2007-46015
KEYWORDS: Developing Strategies for Maintaining Tank Car Integrity During Train Accidents
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Accidents that lead to rupture of tank cars carrying hazardous materials can cause serious public safety hazards and substantial economic losses. The desirability of improved tank car designs that are better equipped to keep the commodity contained during impacts is clear. This paper describes a framework for developing strategies to maintain the structural integrity of tank cars during accidents.