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The design and prototyping of a lightweight crashworthy rail vehicle driver's cab
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Dr Joe Carruthers
Dr Stephen Ingleton
Professor Mark Robinson
Professor John Roberts
Carruthers J, O'Neill C, Ingleton S, Robinson M, Grasso M, Roberts J, Prockat J, Simmonds G
Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
9th World Congress on Railway Research
Year of Conference
22-26 May 2011
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This paper describes the design, validation and prototyping of a lightweight crashworthy rail vehicle driver’s cab using advanced composite sandwich materials. By exploiting the lightweighting, energy absorption and design integration benefits of composites, an innovative modular cab structure was developed that provides significant savings in mass, cost and part count compared to conventional cab designs.
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