Dynamic response and damage mechanics of automotive glazing subjected to simulated head impact
"Head impact safety is a significant consideration in the design of passenger vehicles, so it is necessary to investigate the mechanical behavior of automotive glazing subjected to occupant head impact. Most of the previous work on laminated glass under head impact has primarily concerned the dynamic response of head rather than the laminated glazing. Any attempt to design glazing that minimizes injury to and death of occupants during a vehicle accident requires a thorough understanding of the mechanical behavior of automotive glazing subjected to head impact loads. An analytical solution based on the large-deflection plate theory is presented to characterize the dynamic response of a laminated automotive glazing subjected to simulated head impact and the results are compared with those obtained using a 3-D nonlinear finite element model"--Abstract, leaf iv.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics
University of Missouri--Rolla
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Dynamic response of laminated automotive glazing impacted by spherical featureless headform
- Crack initiation in laminated automotive glazing subjected to simulated head impact
- Analysis of damage in laminated automotive glazing subjected to simulated head impact
- Application of continuum damage mechanics to laminated architectural glazing subjected to blast loading
xiii, 125 leaves
© 2005 Shuangmei Zhao, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Automobiles -- Windows and windshields
Laminated materials -- Impact testing
Head -- Wounds and injuries -- Prevention
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Link to Catalog Record
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Zhao, Shuangmei, "Dynamic response and damage mechanics of automotive glazing subjected to simulated head impact" (2005). Doctoral Dissertations. 1633.