Accession Number : ADP003233

Title :   Current Problems and Progress in Transparency Impact Analysis,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Brockman,R. A.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The design of aircraft transparencies for impact resistance poses a number of difficult problems for the structural analyst. Prominent among these are the accurate modeling of the transparency and its dynamic response, characterization of the construction materials, and evaluation of the applied loadings resulting from soft-body impact. This paper reviews current practices for mathematical modeling of transparency impacts, discusses problem areas in current analysis capabilities, and summarizes some current research on methods for impact simulation.

Descriptors :   *Transparencies, Impact, Aircraft equipment, Models, Response, Resistance, Finite element analysis, Structural analysis, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE