Accession Number:

ADA490124

Title:

Rail Impact Testing. Test Operations Procedure (TOP)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ABERDEEN TEST CENTER MD SUPPORT EQUIPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE