The overall aims of this project are to produce a numerical model to enable rapid glazing design evaluation against bird strike and validate this against full-scale experiments

This study helps us to better understand the interaction of the birds with aircraft components and ultimately design more impact-resistant structures.

Bird strike on laminated glass structures Bird strike on laminated glass structures

 

Deformation of a silicon rubber projectile impacted at the velocity of 220 ms-1

Researcher : Dr Iman Mohagheghian, Dr Jie Zhou