WIT Press


The Crash Response Of A Train Of Masses Connected By Springs And Of A Single Coach

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR940291

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

637 kb

Author(s)

B.C. Webb & K. Kormi

Abstract

The FEM is used to perform two quite different tasks. In the first a travelling line of masses joined by springs with different stiffness characteristics (elastic and elastic-plastic) is used to simulate the behaviour of a row of carriages suddenly brought to rest. This simulation of a train collision can be help gain an understanding of the forces involved in such a situation. However, it does not take into account any damage that may occur to each coach in the train. We therefore also apply the FEM to investigate the response of an idealised model of a single coach involved in such a collision. 1 Introduction In recent years a great deal of work has been published in the literature concerning the load

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