Fuel Tank Impact Test (FRA)  

In 2017, TTCI conducted several onsite tests as part of FRA’s impact test program. Under the Tank Car Impact test program, a DOT 105 tank car was impacted by a ram car with a 6-inch by 6-inch indenter. Under the Crash Energy Management test program, impact tests between a locomotive fitted with a push-back coupler (PBC) and a passenger car were conducted at increasing speeds until the PBC activated. The Fuel Tank Impact program developed the plan for a quasi-static raking impact test to be conducted in 2018 on a Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) fuel tank.

DPrzemyslaw Rakoczy, PhD

Przemyslaw Rakoczy, PhD
Principal Investigator I