Safety features and the degree of safety expected of dual-mode systems are reviewed. Some of the inherent advantages and disadvantages of dual-mode transportation are also outlined. Possible categories of vehicle safety are defined to aid in developing measures of collision survivability in terms of human tolerance. The available analytical tools for crashworthiness prediction are discussed, and the type of parameter studies that can be performed with computer programs of simplified simulation models are suggested. The importance of energy-absorption devices and impact energy management concepts is emphasized so that optimum design conditions can be attained. Finally, a review is made of some biomechanics dynamics models useful for the assessment of injury potential. /Author/

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    • This paper appears in Dual Mode Transportation, which is a publication containing the proceedings of a conference conducted by the Transportation Research Board, May 29-31, 1974. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • BROWN, A E
    • Weinstock, H
    • Rossettos, J N
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 139-147
  • Monograph Title: Dual-mode transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00149278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM