ANALYSIS OF FINDINGS OF FOUR TANK - CAR ACCIDENT REPORTS
A comprehensive overview of the findings and metallurgical analyses of tests conducted at the National Bureau of Standards on samples of tank-car materials submitted by the Federal Railroad Administration is presented. The submitted samples were taken from tank cars which had been involved in accidents during the period January 1970 to January 1971. The testing conducted during the metallurgical analyses included full chemical analyses, ambient temperature tensile tests on longitudinal and transverse specimens, quantitative metallography to determine ferrite grain size, peralite colony size, and inclusion content, size, and shape, hardness tests, bend tests on longitudinal and transverse specimens, and a very comprehensive program of impact testing, which is covered in a separate report on Impact Properties.
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- Sponsorship was from Federal Railroad Administration, DOT.
National Bureau of StandardsDepartment of Commerce
Washington, DC United States 20234
Federal Railroad Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Interrante, C G
- Early, J G
- HICHO, G E
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Features: Appendices; Figures;
- Pagination: 76 p.
- TRT Terms: Alloy steel; Crash investigation; Metallurgy; Railroad materials; Specifications; Steel; Tank cars; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Tank car construction materials; Tank car design
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Design; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00129149
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-ORD/D-75-50 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-AR-40008
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 19 1977 12:00AM