Crash Protection: Operator and Children

The bus transit industry lacks information about the performance of buses in crashes, including energy absorption and forces transmitted to passengers and driver. Interior redesign could lessen passenger injuries in crash. Wichita State University (WSU) will perform finite-element engineering analysis of crash performance of buses to better understand how crash forces are transmitted to passengers. They will use virtual reality simulation to describe effects of bus crashes graphically and conduct sled tests using instrumented crash dummies to verify results of mathematical modeling of injury severity caused by typical bus interior features. WSU will provide recommendations for improved vehicle design to mitigate passenger injuries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: National Fuel Cell Bus Program, Engineering of Rolling Stock and Equipment - Bus


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Nejako, Henry

  • Performing Organizations:

    Wichita State University

    1845 Fairmount
    Wichita, KS  United States  67260
  • Start Date: 20050719
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34664

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01486702
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2013 1:01AM