DESIGN OF A METAL SKINNING ENERGY ABSORBER FOR THE U.S. CAPITOL SUBWAY SYSTEM

The design of a metal skinning emergency overshoot stopping device for the U. S. Capitol Subway System is discussed. The kinetic energy of the vehicle is dissipated by pulling a round rod through a circular cutting tool. The design procedure used in the selection of critical components is reviewed and a systematic method for their selection is shown. Photographs of the final design hardware are shown. A subway collision test was conducted and the results of the test are shown to agree well with predictions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Kirk, J A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00177177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM