Effect of windshield design on high speed impact resistance

X. Sun, M. A. Khaleel, R. W. Davies, S. T. Gulati

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An axisymmetric finite element model is generated to simulate the windshield glass damage propagation subjected to impact loading of a flying object. The windshield glass consists of two glass outer layers laminated by a thin poly-vinyl butyral (PVB) layer. The constitutive behavior of the glass layers is simulated using brittle damage mechanics model with linear damage evolution. The PVB layer is modeled with linear viscoelastic solid. The model is used to predict and examine through-thickness damage evolution patterns on different glass surfaces and cracking patterns for different windshield designs such as variations in thickness and curvatures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Body Engineering Conference - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: 3 Oct 20005 Oct 2000


OtherInternational Body Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDetroit, MI


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Sun, X., Khaleel, M. A., Davies, R. W., & Gulati, S. T. (2000). Effect of windshield design on high speed impact resistance. In SAE Technical Papers https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-2723