Knowledge of the work done by others in technical areas related to the RPI-AAR Cooperative Research Program was largely unknown to project personnel. A review of the technical work already done was necessary to optimize project planning and avoid duplication of work while fulfilling project objectives. It was decided that the review would be most effectively accomplished by: 1. Engaging a research organization to review the literature pertaining to non-tank car pressure vessel destructive testing; puncture resistance; size and grouping vs. hazard; and material testing and selection. 2. Conducting a seminar attended by experts from industry, technical associations, consultants, research organizations and government. 3. Reviewing the files of trade associations. 4. Reviewing literature in areas of tank car accidents, properties of pressure vessel materials (including tank cars), safety valve technology, model theory, pressure vessel stress analysis, safety relief valve sizing, LPG and NH3 behavior under fire conditions, and intumescent, ablative and insulative coatings. 5. Collecting and assembling all pertinent literature in a library and cataloguing each article for ready reference.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Association of American Railroads
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-131
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1976 12:00AM