LOCOMOTIVE CRASHWORTHINESS RESEARCH. FINAL REPORT. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Arthur D. Little and its subcontractors, Arvin/Calspan and Parsons Brinckerhoff, conducted studies of locomotive crashworthiness in support of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA's) response to Public Law 102-365. This includes a statement that the Secretary of Transportation shall conduct research and analysis to consider the costs and benefits associated with equipping locomotives with the following crashworthiness features: Braced collision posts; Crash refuges; Rollover protection devices; Uniform sill heights; Deflection plates; Anticlimbers, Shatterproof windows; and Equipment to deter post-collision entry of flammable liquids.
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- See also Volume 1: Model Development and Validation (PB95-271730); Volume 2: Design Concept Generation and Evaluation (PB95-271748); Volume 3: Review and Discussion of Freight Locomotive Crashworthiness Concepts (PB95-271755); and Volume 4: Additional Freight Locomotive Calculations (PB95-271763). Sponsored by the Arthur D. Little Foundation, Cambridge, MA, and the Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC.
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- Mayville, R A
- Stringfellow, R G
- Rancatore, R J
- Hosmer, T P
- Publication Date: 1995-7
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Cabs (Vehicle compartments); Crash injury research; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Dynamic structural analysis; Freight trains; Locomotives; Railroad trains; Research; Safety; Safety engineering; Simulation; Survival
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive cab safety
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00720054
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FRA-95-4.0, DOT/FRA/ORD-95/08
- Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 4 1996 12:00AM