PASSENGER RAIL VEHICLE SAFETY ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY. VOLUME 2: DETAILED ANALYSES AND SIMULATION RESULTS

This report presents detailed analytic tools and results on dynamic response which are used to develop the safe dynamic performance limits of commuter passenger vehicles. The methodology consists of determining the critical parameters and characteristic properties of both the vehicle and the track, establishing the failure modes, and then using a computer model to determine under what conditions the failure occurs. The computer tool predicts the dynamics of the vehicles at varying speeds. Safety limits and margins are based on when the predicted behavior approaches a derailment.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Foster-Miller Associates, Incorporated

    350 Second Avenue
    Waltham, MA  United States  02254

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research and Development, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Samavedam, G
    • Gomes, J
    • Blader, F
  • Publication Date: 2000-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 232 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/ORD-00/03, Vol 2,, Final report
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2000 12:00AM