Workstation Tables

Tables can improve occupant compartmentalization, which is a passive occupant protection strategy. Tables designed to absorb energy can minimize the forces and accelerations imparted to occupants during secondary impacts. The objective of this subtask is to evaluate the crashworthiness of existing and alternative table designs. Research may include computer analyses, sled testing, and full-scale testing. The research results are used to guide the development of an American Public Transportation Association (APTA) crashworthiness standard for workstation tables.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program information: Train Occupant Protection. Link to project report:


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $575000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Railroad Administration

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

    Martinez, Eloy

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Principal Investigators:

    Severson, Kristine

  • Start Date: 20051001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20091106

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01573563
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2015 2:12PM