Accession Number : ADA131928

Title :   Aircraft Transparency Testing Methodology and Evaluation Criteria. Part 2. Methodology Development for Improved Durability.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Jan 82-18 Feb 83,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Clayton,Kenneth I ; West,Blaine S

PDF Url : ADA131928

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : This two-part report defines a methodology and criteria for testing and evaluating the durability of high performance aircraft transparencies through the use of simulated in-service environments. Part 1 presents and analyzes relevant information data on applicable operational environments, candidate test methods, and previously used simulation/testing techniques. Appropriate corrective action is recommended to circumvent knowledge voids and/or test method deficiencies. A realistic and cost-effective durability evaluation criteria is presented in Part 2 for monolithic stretched acrylic, coated monolithic polycarbonate, and acrylic faced/polycarbonate laminate configurations.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT CANOPIES, *WINDSHIELDS, *LAMINATED PLASTICS, ACRYLIC RESINS, POLYCARBONATES, CRAZING, HAZE, THERMAL SHOCK, BIRD STRIKES, ABRASION, EMBRITTLEMENT, IMPACT, TRANSPARENCIES, ENDURANCE(GENERAL), STRENGTH(GENERAL), AGING(MATERIALS), WEATHERING, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE