Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

The Development of a Rail Passenger Coach Car Crush Zone

[+] Author Affiliations
Ronald A. Mayville

R. A. Mayville & Associates, Inc., Newton, MA

Kent N. Johnson

Premiere Engineering, Atlanta, GA

Richard G. Stringfellow

TIAX LLC, Cambridge, MA

David C. Tyrell

Volpe Center, Cambridge, MA

Paper No. RTD2003-1653, pp. 55-61; 7 pages
  • IEEE/ASME 2003 Joint Rail Conference
  • Joint Rail
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, April 22–24, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3666-5
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


This paper presents information on the design of a rail vehicle crush zone for better occupant protection. The overall design requirements and characteristics are described and the configuration for the various structural subsystems is presented. The paper also includes information on full-scale component tests carried out to support the development of the design, particularly for the primary energy absorbers. Comparisons between test and finite element analysis are presented and there is a discussion of how the test results have affected the design.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In