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Keywords: Track Buckling, Lateral Stability, CWR, Buckling Prevention, Buckling Models, CWR Safety and Maintenance, Neutral Temperature, Rail Temperature
Abstract: This report is a part of the John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center’s Track Stability Research Program for the Federal Railroad Administration on thermal buckling of...
Keywords: Crashworthiness, cab console, secondary impact protection, airbags, energy absorption, crushable knee bolster, quasi-static testing, crash energy management, injury indices, finite element analysis
Abstract: The objective of this project was to develop and analyze a passive system to protect a cab car engineer from secondary impact injuries that might be experienced due to impact with...
Keywords: Accident Investigations, Amtrak
Abstract: On March 17, 2013, at 1:10 a.m., EDT, eastbound Providence & Worcester Railway (PW) freight train FPCH, consisting of four locomotive and 104 empty hopper cars, derailed three...
East Haven, CT