LOCOMOTIVE CRASHWORTHINESS RESEARCH. FINAL REPORT. VOLUME 2: DESIGN CONCEPT GENERATION AND EVALUATION

The overall approach to the project included information gathering on locomotive design and crashworthiness; the development of computer models to evaluate crashworthiness; and the generation, evaluation, and prioritization of design concepts that could potentially improve locomotive cab survivability. No testing was included in the program. Rather, models were validated to the extent possible by comparing predicted results to actual accidents. This report describes the freight locomotive crashworthiness concepts generated in the project, together with their evaluation using computer models whose development and validation were described in Volume 1.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Executive Summary (PB95-271722); Volume 1: Model Development and Validation (PB95-271730); 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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    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Mayville, R A
    • Stringfellow, R G
    • Rancatore, R J
    • Hosmer, T P
  • Publication Date: 1995-7

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FRA-95-4.2, DOT/FRA/ORD-95/08.2
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 4 1996 12:00AM