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Advances in the Railroad Locomotive Crashworthiness

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Swamidas Punwani

Federal Railroad Administration, Washington, D.C.

Gopal Samavedam, Steve Kokkins

Foster Miller, Inc., Waltham, MA

Paper No. IMECE2003-55233, pp. 119-128; 10 pages
  • ASME 2003 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Transportation: Making Tracks for Tomorrow’s Transportation
  • Washington, DC, USA, November 15–21, 2003
  • Conference Sponsors: Transportation
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3730-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-4663-6, 0-7918-4664-4, 0-7918-4665-2
  • Copyright © 2003 by ASME


The paper describes locomotive and fuel tank crashworthiness research being conducted by the Federal Railroad Administration for improved safety of the locomotive crew under collision scenarios. The research involves static and dynamic impact strength evaluations of locomotive structural components. These evaluations which are based on full scale tests and simulations using finite element analysis are described in this paper. Correlations between the test and simulation results are also presented in some cases.

Copyright © 2003 by ASME



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