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Transport of DE-LIGHT: the design and prototyping of a lightweight crashworthy rail vehicle driver's cab

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark Robinson, Dr Joe Carruthers, Conor O'Neill, Dr Stephen Ingleton, Marzio Grasso

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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. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of the Programme Committee of the Transport Research Anna 2012


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Author(s): Robinson M; Carruthers J; O'Neill C; Grasso M; Ingleton S

Editor(s): Papaioannou, P.

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Conference on Transport Research Arena

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: 672-681

ISSN: 1877-0428

Publisher: Academic Press

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.1045

DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.1045

Series Title: Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences


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