Accession Number : ADP003235

Title :   Theoretical Evaluation of the Structural Performance of Swedish Fighter Aircraft Windshields Subjected to Bird Impact.

Corporate Author : IFM AKUSTIKBYRAN A B STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)

Personal Author(s) : Samuelson,L. A. ; Nilsson,F. ; Sornas,L.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : High velocity bird impact characteristics were studied theoretically and the critical velocity, windshield deflection, birdraulics and associated phenomena in Swedish fighter aircraft were predicted. The investigation was carried out for the Swedish Air Force in close cooperation with the Saab Scania Aerospace Co and the results were used to optimize the test program and to propose design improvements for existing crew enclosures.

Descriptors :   *Windshields, *Bird strikes, Aircraft equipment, Sweden, Structural analysis, Impact, Theory, Velocity, Deflection, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE