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Investigation of the Relationship between Crashworthiness Performance and Weight for High-Speed Train Operations in the U.S.
Keywords: High-speed train, crashworthiness, weight, seats, structural fire protection, energy absorber, occupant volume strength
Keywords: Safety culture, safety culture model, safety culture assessment, safety culture measurement, evaluation, short line railroads, regional railroads, human factors
Keywords: Locomotives, crashworthiness, railcars, couplers, override, collision, injury, impacts
Abstract: Crash energy management (CEM) components which can be integrated into the end structure of a locomotive were developed: a push-back coupler (PBC) and a deformable anti-climber (...
Keywords: safety culture, Short Line Safety Institute, assessment
Abstract: The research reported here, conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center (Volpe), provides insight into (a) what changes assessed railroads have...
Keywords: Locomotives, rail cars, override, collision, injury, impacts, testing, crash energy management, push-back coupler, anti-climber
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration and the Volpe Center continue to evaluate new technologies for increasing the safety of passengers and operators in rail equipment. In...