Secondary collisions in passenger train crashes are considered and a companion paper dealing with primary collisions is followed up. The effects of crash pulse magnitude and duration, occupant flail distance, and the nature of the impacted surface are considered. The constitutive relationship for a Hybrid III dummy head satisfying the peak acceleration requirements of FMVSS208 is developed and used with the crash victim simulator MADYMO to investigate the impact response of train passengers seated in a unidirectional layout. It is shown that the design of the coach shell and the interior have to be integrated to obtain train designs that will minimize occupant injuries in the event of train collisions.


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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-19
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  • Accession Number: 00728383
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309059038
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1996 12:00AM