INCREASED RAIL TRANSIT VEHICLE CRASHWORTHINESS IN HEAD-ON COLLISIONS. VOLUME IV. TRAIN USER'S MANUAL

A specific goal of safety is to reduce the number of injuries that may result from the collision of two trains. In Volume IV, a computer code for the simulated crash of two railcar consists is described. The code is capable of simulating the mechanics of head-on impact of two consists on straight level track. The simulation is limited to two dimensions, namely a vertical plane containing the length of the track. The user can model the individual car components or cars in a complex or as simple a manner as is warranted by the simulation results desired. Although specifically developed for transit cars, the code can also be used to simulate freight trains or intercity passenger trains.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB80-205727.
  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    Office of Tech Development & Deployment, 400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hahn, E E
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 233 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00318518
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0025-804 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1052-4
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1981 12:00AM