Accession Number : ADA490124
Title : Rail Impact Testing. Test Operations Procedure (TOP)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ABERDEEN TEST CENTER MD SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DIV
Report Date : 15 Sep 2008
Pagination or Media Count : 13
Abstract : This TOP describes the procedures for conducting a rail impact test. The rail impact test is used to verify structural integrity of the test item and the adequacy of the tie-down system and tie-down procedures This TOP is intended for vehicles and equipment that will be transported by rail; to determine the effect of normal railroad car impacts that occur during rail shipment over the full life span of the test item.
Descriptors : *RAILS , *STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY , *IMPACT TESTS , RAILROAD CARS , TIEDOWN DEVICES , RAIL TRANSPORTATION , LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE)
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE