Rail vehicle design for crashworthiness (2nd report, carbody crash test and crash behavior by numerical calculation)

Toshinori Marunaka, Makoto Taguchi, Toshinori Kimura, Kazuhito Kishida, Hideki Kumamoto, Takao Yoshikawa

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Numerical simulations of a rail car body crashing against a rigid wall were carried out, and deformation of the car body caused by collision was predicted. By comparison with a test of a full-scale model, it was proved that the crash energy was absorbed only by the deformation of car body end structure and that any part of compartment for the driver and passengers was not damaged.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-348
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2002


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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