Study on the crashworthiness of rail vehicles

T. Marunaka, T. Kimura, M. Taguchi, Takao Yoshikawa, H. Kumamoto, K. Kishida

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Abstract

Crashworthiness requirements are appearing more frequently in rail vehicle technical specifications. These requirements represent an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities to rail passengers in collisions. There are relatively few published studies which provide methodologies for analyzing the crash behavior of rail vehicles. This paper presents car-body crash test results. Crash behavior is shown to be predictable using Kawasaki's analysis method, which employs LS-DYNA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages251-257
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Event2001 IEEE/ASME Joint Railroad Conference - Toronto, Ont, Canada
Duration: Apr 17 2001Apr 19 2001

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Other2001 IEEE/ASME Joint Railroad Conference
CountryCanada
CityToronto, Ont
Period4/17/014/19/01

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Marunaka, T., Kimura, T., Taguchi, M., Yoshikawa, T., Kumamoto, H., & Kishida, K. (2001). Study on the crashworthiness of rail vehicles. 251-257. Paper presented at 2001 IEEE/ASME Joint Railroad Conference, Toronto, Ont, Canada.