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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering