CRASHWORTHINESS TESTING OF AMTRAK'S TRADITIONAL COACH SEAT. SAFETY OF HIGH-SPEED GROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Tests have been conducted on Amtrak's traditional passenger seat to evaluate its performance under static and dynamic loading conditions. Quasi-static tests have been conducted to establish the load-deflection characteristics of the seat. Dynamic tests of selected collision conditions have also been conducted with instrumented Hybrid III dummies to evaluate the collision performance of the seat and to verify the analytic simulation tools. This report describes the results of the crashworthiness testing of Amtrak's traditional seats.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00732033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FRA-96-11,, DOT-FRA-ORD-96-08
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 25 1997 12:00AM