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Multi-body modelling of wagon trains for crashworthiness analysis

Sun, Yan , Cole, Colin , & Dhanasekar, Manicka (2011) Multi-body modelling of wagon trains for crashworthiness analysis. In The 22nd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 14-19 August 2011, Manchester Metropolitan University.

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    Abstract

    Three-dimensional wagon train models have been developed for the crashworthiness analysis using multi-body dynamics approach. The contributions of the train size (number of wagon) to the frontal crash forces can be identified through the simulations. The effects of crash energy management (CEM) design and crash speed on train crashworthiness are examined. The CEM design can significantly improve the train crashworthiness and the consequential vehicle stability performance - reducing derailment risks.

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    ID Code: 48557
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: Crashworthiness, Multi-body Dynamics Approach, Crash Energy Management (CEM), Derailment
    ISBN: 9781905476596
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [Please consult the authors]
    Deposited On: 13 Feb 2012 09:00
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2012 09:11

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