Windshield Bird Strike Structure Design Criteria
Final rept. 2 Oct 1972-1 Aug 1973
MCDONNELL DOUGLAS CORP LONG BEACH CA
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The study determines the inadequacies of existing bird impact design criteria for windshieldcanopies and support structure. Second, it establishes recommended design criteria for future aircraft, particularly those involved in high speed-low level training missions. The methods used in the study were primarily that of collecting, examining, and selecting pertinent data from a multitude of sources on birds and their behavior aircraftbird incidents, and aircraft design criteria. Procedures are proposed for USAF aircraft designed to inadequate or no bird impact requirements. Of particular value are avoidance and alleviation techniques for reduction of the inviting bird environment surrounding airports, improved use of radar and other mechanical devices to predictdetermine the presence of dangerous bird andor flock sizes. Recommended design criteria for subsequent design of windshieldscanopies and support structure are presented.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Safety Engineering
- Protective Equipment