USE OF IMPACT-ABSORBING DAMPERS IN ELECTRIC TRAINS

PRIMENENIE ANTIAVARIJNYH AMORTIZIRUJUSCIH USTROJSTV V ELEKTROPOEZDAH

It is known that in about 92% of cases, collisions between electric train coaches occur at running speeds of 15 to 20 km/h. For this reason, when designing the mechanical parts of suburban electric train coaches, it must be borne in mind that, to comply with strength calculation standards, the body bearing sections should not be liable to deformation which would be dangerous for passengers in a collision at 20 km/h. The article contains regulations for the construction of electric train bodies to protect passengers in the event of a collision, examines the problem of using dampers to absorb a considerable part of impact energy, and, finally, gives the results of tests on a prototype of a device of this kind.

  • Authors:
    • Ivanov, A V
    • Solodkov, S P
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • Russian

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 31-35
  • Serial:
    • Vestnik VNIIZT
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: All-Union Scientific Res Inst of Railroad Transp

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1976 12:00AM