CRASHWORTHINESS AND CRASH SURVIVABILITY FOR PERSONAL RAPID TRANSIT VEHICLES

The paper proposes guidelines for the design of PRT vehicles in which the possibility of serious injury to occupants is minimized during a collision. Basic trade-offs between seating arrangements, passenger restraints, and shock absorbers are evaluated both qualitatively and quantitatively. The quantitative portion of the study is restricted to small PRT vehicles having a capacity of three to six seated passengers.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the International Conference on Personal Rapid Transit, Denver, Colorado, September 16-19, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    Center for Urban Transportation Studies
    Boulder, CO  USA  80302
  • Authors:
    • Garrard, W L
    • Caudill, R J
    • Rushfeldt, T L
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Vol 2, Pap 41 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM