IMPROVING THE RESILIENCE OF THE METRO VEHICLE TO BLAST AND FIRE
Last modified: 2017-02-28
France and Italy. SECUREMETRO aimed at bringing new solutions in fighting the consequences of damages caused by internal blast in metro vehicles. A first full-size blast test was performed to assess the performance of current rolling stock faced to a blast. The second trial consisted of a series of small-scale blast tests of unitary material samples in order to assess their behaviour and the improvement over existing materials. The final stage of the project then consisted of
integrating the new solutions in a demonstrator vehicle, and submitting it to the same blast test as the existing vehicle. The paper presents the results of the SecureMetro projects to improve the resilience of the metro vehicle to protect passengers and staff.