Doctoral Dissertations

Title

Dynamic response and damage mechanics of automotive glazing subjected to simulated head impact

Abstract

"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.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2005

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

Pagination

xiii, 125 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2005 Shuangmei Zhao, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Automobiles -- Windows and windshields
Safety glass
Glazing
Laminated materials -- Impact testing
Head -- Wounds and injuries -- Prevention

Thesis Number

T 8727

Print OCLC #

71211258

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b5640951~S5

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