MECHANICS OF TRAIN COLLISION

A simple and a more detailed mathematical model for the simulation of train collisions are presented. The study presents considerable insight as to the causes and consequences of train motions on impact. Comparison of model predictions with two full scale train-to-train impact tests shows good correlation. Methods for controlling train motion and kinetic energy dissipation for the minimization of train collision induced damage are suggested.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • (PC A04/MF A01)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tong, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-FRA-76-5 Final Rpt., FRA/ORD-76/246
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM