Centerbeam Car Repurposing (ME)

This student group evaluated options for repurposing a centerbeam railcar, and developed a plan for re-using this car type as a frac-sand platform.  The plan included removing the existing centerbeam structure, and replacing the lost structural capacity with a redesigned “fish-belly” beam.  

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Project Schedule: 
September, 2013 to June, 2014
Project Category: 
Rail Transportation Program
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