Technical Reports

Full-Scale Locomotive Dynamic Crash Testing and Correlations: C-39 Type Locomotive Colliding with a Loaded Hopper Car (Test 7)

  • 01
  • Sep
  • 2011
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-11/16.III
KEYWORDS: override; LS-DYNA
ABSTRACT: This report presents the results of a locomotive and three loaded hopper car consist traveling at 29 miles per hour colliding with a stationary consist of 35 loaded hopper cars. The details of test instrumentation, LS-DYNA finite element simulation, conducting of the test, and correlations between the simulation results and test data are presented. The test was fully instrumented and included high-speed video of the collision event. The test resulted in the override of the locomotive over the hopper car consist.

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