Current Problems and Progress in Transparency Impact Analysis,
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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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.