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In this paper the authors discuss three issues of structural crashworthinessof rail vehicles which are in correspondence with the questions enquired bythe reviewers for our two recent publications [1,2]. The three issues whichhave strong influences on the development of crashworthiness of railvehicles are as follows: (1) the robustness of a crashworthy design in thescenarios different from the design conditions; (2) the correlation ofstructural crashworthiness to passenger safety; and (3) behaviourcharacterization of vehicle materials in train collisions. Targeting thedevelopment requirements, an appropriate treatment of these three issuescould generate a promotion on crashworthiness applications and bring anincreased confidence in progressing crashworthiness of rail vehicles.
Author(s): Xue X, Robinson M, Schmid F, Smith R
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit
Print publication date: 01/02/2018
Online publication date: 03/11/2016
Acceptance date: 25/09/2016
Date deposited: 08/11/2016
ISSN (print): 0954-4097
ISSN (electronic): 0954-4097
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
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