Other Reports

Small Scale Impact Reports

  • 01
  • Aug
  • 1982
AUTHOR: Biotech Research Laboratories, Inc.
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DTFR 53-8I-C-00207
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Literature Review, Tank Car Design, New Methodology
ABSTRACT: [From the Executive Summary] An extensive literature search was conducted to examine past work regarding failure modes; quantitative estimates of impact parameters such as impact velocity, impact energy, tank car size and weight, temperature and material characteristics; effects of impacts on structures; analysis methods; scaling laws; small scale test facilities; and instrumentation equipments. The results of the literature search were then used to recommend a small scale testing methodology for testing current and new designs for tank cars. This methodology could be used to accurately predict the performance of full scale tank cars thereby resulting in significant cost saving.

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