American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A Brief Introduction to the Bird Strike Numerical Simulation

Aniello Riccio, Roberta Cristiano and Salvatore Saputo

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2016.946.950

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 9, Issue 4

Pages 946-950

Abstract

Bird impacts can be extremely critical events for the air transport safety. Since aircraft structures have become more and more complex components, the numerical prediction of the damage onset and evolution induced by a bird impact has become a very challenging task. The aim of this work is to provide a brief overview of the numerical techniques adopted for the prediction of the bird impact phenomenon on a leading edge of a regional aircraft wing. Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Rigid and Lagrangian models have been investigated and the results have been compared and critically assessed.

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© 2016 Aniello Riccio, Roberta Cristiano and Salvatore Saputo. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.