Accession Number:

ADA158438

Title:

Finite Element Analysis of Soft-Body Impact

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1982-Mar 1984

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

This report describes the development of analytical and numerical methods for determining the dynamic structural response caused by soft body impact. The prediction of stress and deflection behavior of aircraft transparencies due to collisions with birds is the primary area of application. When the structure is relatively flexible, such an impact involves strong coupling between the dynamic motion of the colliding bodies. The developed techniques use appropriate finite element methods in each region, together with a contact solution algorithm, to compute the coupled structural response, while the soft-body motions are integrated using a simpler explicit technique. The soft body dynamic analysis uses a Lagrangian description to track the free surface and impact region accurately, with an automatic rezoning procedure to correct large mesh distortions. Originator supplied keywords Nonlinear structural analysis Finite element method Soft body impact Hydrodynamic impact Aircraft transparency Impact loading MAGNA computer program.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE