Experiments with tubular structure under impact conditions revealed that buckling in both circular- and square-section thin-wall tubes under dynamic loading always started at an end, and at high speeds it was largely confined to that part of the specimen. As related to conventional railway-coach structure (where the longitudinal strength resides mainly in the heavy underframe) the tubular structure can absorb more collision energy for a given shortening. Some projections to coach construction are also given.

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    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1960-7-22

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  • Accession Number: 00039680
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM