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Conference on Aerospace Transparent Materials and Enclosures
This report was prepared by the Materials Fngineering Branch under Project 2202, "lrnproved Windshield Protection" and Project 7381, "Mate- rials Application, Task 738106, t 'Materials Engineering and Design Data for Air Force Weapons Systems. It was administered under the direction of the Air Force Materials Laboratory, Air Force Systems Command. Mr. S. A. Marolo (AFML,nvfXE) served as Project Engineer. The technical papers contained in this report were presented at the Ai— Force Mate rials Laboratory/ Air Force Flight Dynarnics Laboratory Conference on "Aerospace Transparent Materials and Enclosures, which was held at the Atlanta Internationale Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, on 18-21 November 1975. Gratitude and appreciation is expressed to Mr. Robert E. Wittman, AFFDL/FEW. and Mr. Joseph Militello and Mrs. Audrey Sachs, University of Dayton for the excellent job accomplished as Conference Technical Co- ordinator, Conference Administrator, and Conference Secretary, respec- tive!y. Gratitude is also expressed to Mr. George Peterson, Director, Air Force Materials Laboratory and Colonel Albert Preyss, Director, Air Fore Flight Dynamics Laboratory for their introductory remarks and most importantly for their support of the Conference and their expressed concern and support of this technical area. The report was submitted by the author on 10 March 1976.
defects experienced on civil aircraft can be listed under two main headings: Electrical and Structural. Following the R'Bt.on and accidents involving crew incapacitation due to smoke/fumB entering the flieht deck, it is hardly surprising Bone pilots considered it necessary to submit flight safety reports after experiencing transparency electrical defects that had cnereted smcke/ runes in flight deck. majority of electrical defects are associated with a breakdo*n of heating film. In at least one case thie has been brought about by a away" condition of a temperature controller. With oæ noticeable involving a small executive aircraft there have been no significant structural failtæeg of transparencies fitted to civil aireraft, but the introduction Of chemically toughened glass increased the probability of following hail encounter.