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Prediction of the Performance of a Deformation Tube for Railway Cars using the Slab Method

초등해법을 이용한 철도차량 변형튜브 성능 예측에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2015.11.25
  • Accepted : 2016.03.03
  • Published : 2016.04.01

Abstract

Recently, global railway car makers are competing desperately in developing high-speed railway vehicles. Ensuring passenger safety during a crash is essential. The design and the manufacturing of energy absorbing components are becoming more and more important. A deformation tube is a typical passive energy absorbing component for railway cars. In the current study the slab method was used to predict the energy absorbing capability of a deformation tube during the early design stage. The usefulness of the prediction method is verified through the comparisons between the results of FE simulations and those of the prediction method.

Keywords

Deformation Tube;Collision Tube;Collapse Tube;Railway Safety;Energy Absorption

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