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Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation table, full-scale train-to-train test, crash energy management, crush zones, rail cars, occupant survivability, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: This report describes results from the Option C component of a research program aimed at improving crashworthiness of passenger train workstation tables. Research conducted in the...
Collision of Amtrak Passenger Train and Norfolk Southern Freight Train—November 30, 2007, Chicago, Illinois
Keywords: Transportation, safety, collision, rail accident investigation, crashworthiness, structures, dynamics
Abstract: On November 30, 2007, an Amtrak passenger train travelling at approximately 33 mph collided with the rear of a standing freight train in Chicago, Illinois. The locomotive of the...
Keywords: Occupant volume integrity, testing, finite element analysis, passenger equipment, crashworthiness
Abstract: FRA, supported by the Volpe Center, conducted research on alternative methods of evaluating occupied volume integrity (OVI) in passenger railcars. Guided by this research, an...
Policy and Guidance
Keywords: Crashworthiness, workstation tables
Abstract: Prototype crashworthy workstation table drawings (see reports DOT/FRA/ORD-12/06 and DOT/FRA/ORD-09/14)
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...