Study on the crashworthiness of rail vehicles

T. Marunaka, T. Kimura, M. Taguchi, T. Yoshikawa, H. Kumamoto, K. Kishida

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Crashworthiness requirements are appearing more frequently in rail vehicle technical specifications. These requirements represent an effort to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities to rail passengers in collisions. There are relatively few published studies which provide methodologies for analyzing the crash behavior of rail vehicles. This paper presents car-body crash test results. Crash behavior is shown to be predictable using Kawasaki's analysis method, which employs LS-DYNA.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 IEEE/ASME Joint Railroad Conference - Toronto, Ont, Canada
Duration: Apr 17 2001Apr 19 2001


Other2001 IEEE/ASME Joint Railroad Conference
CityToronto, Ont

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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