Accession Number:

ADA218035

Title:

Full-Scale Birdstrike Testing of In-Service Aged F-111 Adbirt Windshield Transparencies

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. May 1985-Nov 1987,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

1989-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

298.0

Abstract:

A test program consisting of 22 full-scale birdstrike tests of F-111 ADBIRT windshield transparencies was conducted. Test hardware was developed to simulate flight structure, and four-pound artificial birds were used to impact the transparencies at the most critical location, the upper inboard corner. Testing was completed on windshield panels ranging from unaged baseline windshields to windshields which had been in service for more than five years. The structural integrity of F-111 ADBIRT windshield transparencies was found to be significantly reduced by in-service aging. eg

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE