Technical Reports

Rail Safety/Equipment Crashworthiness. Volume IV. Executive Summary.

  • 07
  • Sep
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Reilly, M. J.
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-30
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-77/73.IV
KEYWORDS: Railroad cars, Passenger transportation, Collision research, Injuries, Safety engineering, Systems analysis, Accident investigations, Data processing, Design standards, Protection, Requirements, Components, Railroad trains, Computerized simulation
ABSTRACT: The document, the fourth of four volumes, summarizes the activities and documentation conducted under this contract. The analysis of the accident data highlighted areas where improvements could be made to improve the occupant protection of passenger rail vehicles. Design criteria were determined and some suitable design changes proposed. For the proposed areas of change, typical Federal Standards documentation were prepared.

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