Next Generation Tank Car Project (NGRTC)

The following reports and papers were produced and published under this cooperative effort with FRA, VOLPE, The Chlorine Institute, Tank Car and Railroad industries:

ARA Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Detailed Puncture Analyses of Various Tank Car Designs: Final Report - Revision 1

Detailed Impact Analyses for Development of the Next Generation Rail Tank Car:
Part 1 – Model Development and Assessment of Existing Tank Car Designs
Part 2 –Development of Advanced Tank Car Protection Concepts

Structural Reliability Technology, Inc. &Applied Research Associates, Inc

Quantifying and Enhancing Puncture Resistance in Railroad Tank Cars Carrying Hazardous Materials
Phase I: Preliminary Study

Quest

Quantifying and Enhancing Puncture Resistance in Railroad Tank Cars Carrying Hazardous Materials
Phase II: Development and Validation of a Puncture Resistance Evaluation Methodology