The study includes the redaction of a reference document that would give directives concerning the stowing of packages on ground transportation means. These directives would exclusively cover the mechanical loads to which the packages are subjected in normal or accidental transport conditions. Regulatory prescriptions have been collected in Belgium, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Netherlands, the Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden and the U.S.A. Additionally, advisory prescriptions and information have been received from national or international organizations, as well as from companies specialized in road and railway traffic. On the basis of a large inquiry made with truck- and waggon manufacturers about generated deceleration forces involved during transport vehicles and train accidents, and about forces taken into account for the construction of these equipments, some interesting information has been collected. The most current standards concerning the strength of the stowing for road transportation are in the three directions (longitudinal, lateral and vertical) respectively 2g-lg-lg, while the maximum values are respectively 10g-5g-2g. For railway transportation, the standards in many European countries are 4g-0,4g-0,3g. While data concerning the normal railway traffic are coherent, no reliable data exist for accidents including the impact of vehicles against rigid obstacles. (Atomindex citation 14:806886)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Commission of the European Communities

    29 rue Aldringen
    Luxembourg,   Luxembourg 
  • Authors:
    • Draulans, J
    • Lafontaine, I
  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Pagination: 118 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00390265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Energy Research Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EUR-8057
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM