Technical Reports

Impact Properties of Steels Taken from Four Failed Tank Cars

  • 12
  • Aug
  • 1976
AUTHOR: Interrante
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-75/51
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: hazardous materials; tank car
ABSTRACT: An overview of the results and metallurgical analyses of the findings of impact tests conducted at the National Bureau of Standards on samples of tank-car materials submitted by the Federal Railroad Administration is presented. The submitted samples were taken from tank cars which had been involved in service accidents during the period January 1970 to January 1971. One of these tank cars had been fabricated from ASTM A212 steel and the remaining four tank cars from AAR TC128 steels. The impact test data were reported earlier in four tank-car accident reports.
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