Results of a Diesel Multiple Unit Fuel Tank Blunt Impact Test

The Federal Railroad Administration’s Office of Research and Development is conducting research into passenger locomotive fuel tank crashworthiness. A series of impact tests is being conducted to measure fuel tank deformation under two types of dynamic loading conditions – blunt and raking impacts. The results of this research program assist in development of appropriate standards for puncture resistance requirements to be applied to alternatively-designed fuel tanks, such as on diesel multiple unit (DMU) passenger rail equipment. This paper describes the results of the first blunt impact test performed on a DMU fuel tank.


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  • Accession Number: 01636716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: May 30 2017 8:24AM