Technical Reports

Locomotive Crashworthiness Research Volume 5: Cab Car Crashworthiness Report

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1996
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; Ronald A. Maryville, Richard G. Stringfellow, Robert J. Rancatore, Thomas P. Hosmer
SUBJECT: Locomotive Standards (Safety & Noise)
KEYWORDS: Safety, Locomotive, Crashworthiness, Collisions, Structural analysis, Dynamics Analysis
ABSTRACT: Models used to analyze locomotive crashworthiness are modified for application to control cab cars of the types used for intercity and commuter rail passenger service. An existing control cab car is analyzed for crashworthiness based on scenarios developed from two accidents. The peak strength of crashworthiness-related components is found to exceed the 49 CFR 221.141 requirements. Options for further improvement are analyzed.