28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.3.4
COMPOSITE SANDWICH PANEL BIRDSTRIKE TESTING AND ANALYSIS
R. Gibbon, L. Vaughn, D. Coldbeck*
Frazer-Nash Consultancy, UK; *Spirit AeroSystems Ltd, UK
Keywords: aerospace, impact, composite, damage, failure
A programme was devised to develop analytical methods to predict impact damage to composite panels from bird strike. Crucially, the analytical methods must be scalable to model large and complex structures. Testing and analysis was structured to capture both individual and mixed failure modes. Good correlation with test was demonstrated.
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