Development of a Risk Assessment Tool for Rail Transport of Flammable Energy Resources

This research will develop a risk assessment model to evaluate the safety of rail transport flammable energy resources (petroleum crude oil, natural gases), accounting for infrastructure conditions, rolling stock characteristics, population densities along rail lines as well as tank car safety design features. The preliminary model implementation will be based on the information in New Jersey, which hosts a number of petrochemical facilities receiving a large volume of chemical materials annually.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:


    13541 Taylorstown Road
    Leesburg, Virginia  United States 

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Treichel, Todd

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Rutgers University, Piscataway

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    623 Bowser Road
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854
  • Principal Investigators:

    Liu, Xiang

  • Start Date: 20150201
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38973

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01551015
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC28, CAIT-UTC-NC16
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 27 2015 1:00AM