University of Hertfordshire

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-681
Number of pages10
JournalProcedia-Social and Behavioral Scineces
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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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