publication . Bachelor thesis . 2013

Transversal load introduction on sandwich RailwayCarbodies

Vergnaud, Simon;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: KTH, Lättkonstruktioner
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Sandwich structures made up by foam core and carbon fiber face-sheets are now seen as a promising technical solution for the design of railway carbodies by many railway manufacturers. Despite their numerous advantages over the classical metallic structures, transversal load introduction usually result in high stresses in the core of a sandwich structure. Hence, the fastening of equipment on a sandwich carbody must be studied carefully. The focus of this thesis has been put on the seat fastenings. Several technical solutions were compared. A metallic part, called a C-rail, adhesively bonded on the top of the sandwich panel represents the best solution according t...
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