TRAIN-TO-TRAIN REAR END IMPACT TESTS--VOLUME II--IMPACT TEST SUMMARIES

This final report documents these nine tests. Volume I, Pre-Impact Determination of Vehicle Properties, summarizes the vehicle properties obtained prior to the impact tests. These vehicle properties were used in computer simulation of the impact tests and included weights, pitch moments of inertia, force deflection characteristics, vertical center of gravity location, and linear dimensions. Volume II, Impact Test Summaries, describes the impact tests. The impact tests were remotely controlled with impact speeds ranging from 3 to 30 mph. An array of approximately 20 high-speed cameras and 50 channels of data, including accelerations, strains, and displacement, documented the impacts. Volume III, Impact Test Summaries Appendix, is an appendix to Volume II. It contains the original data of the impact test.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-274416 and Volume 3, PB-274418, RRIS 02 170056 and 170058 respectively; RRIS Bulletin 7801. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washignton, D.C. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E10, PB-274415-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85027

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, R L
    • Cramer, P L
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-76/303, II Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-840-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM