Technical Reports

800,000-Pound Quasi-Static End-Load Test of Crash Energy Management Equipped Car, Test 1

  • 01
  • Nov
  • 2010
AUTHOR: Robert H. Fries and Satima Anankitpaiboon
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-10/12
KEYWORDS: Quasi-Static Test
ABSTRACT: This report summarizes the quasi-static compressive end-load test at 800,000 pounds performed on Budd Pioneer Car 244. The car complies with 49 CFR 238.203 because it resisted the test loads with no significant permanent deformations of the body structure. All measured strains were below the yield strains of the materials on which strain gages were installed.

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