APPLICATIONS OF STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY TECHNOLOGY IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY

The railroad industry provides examples of the recent application of advanced principles of structural integrity technology under conditions of severe constraints due to economic factors. Conventional metals and product forms, readily available from commercial sources, must be utilized to achieve practical solutions. Three case examples were selected to illustrate entirely different objectives for structural integrity technology applications. These are (1) the fracture safe specification of AAR cast steels; (2) selection of steels for tank cars involving shipment of hazardous materials; and (3) reliability criteria for fatigue specifications based on S-N design.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 125-143

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  • Accession Number: 00308446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM