Technical Reports

Results and Analysis of the Switchyard Impact Tests

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1980
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; Oscar Orringer; Pin Tong
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-80/06
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials, Rail and Infrastructure Integrity
KEYWORDS: Crashworthiness; Hazardous materials; Safety; Tank car
ABSTRACT: This report presents the results and analysis of series 3 through 7 and series 10 of the FRA/RPI/AAR Switchyard Impact Tests. The test results and analysis are used to evaluate the head shield and the shelf-E coupler as protective devices for hazardous materials tank cars.

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