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Windshield with improved bird-strike, erosion, de-fogging, de-icing and IR performance

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






 Wimper project word cloud

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Project "Wimper" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 733˙710 €
 EC max contribution 600˙000 € (82%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (IADP Fast Rotorcraft)
 Code Call H2020-CS2-CFP04-2016-02
 Funding Scheme CS2-IA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2021-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART DE (STUTTGART) participant 199˙500.00


 Project objective

Objective of this project is the development upto the production of a prototype of a new pilot windshield and other windows with the focus on using state of the art technologies and coatings. This includes the complex interface between the airframe and the windshields. Especially, the capabilities versus improved bird-strike, anti-icing, anti-fogging and IR performance are taken into consideration. The consortium consists of 3 partners, all centred in the aeronautic industry with the expertise to develop and manufacture structural lightweight designs. Everyone is an expert on its main field. KRD Sicherheitstechnik GmbH (KRD) is a leading manufacturer of windshields and windows, so far mainly for ground transports (e.g. forestry harvesters, vessels, sport cars) but has contributed with prototypes for helicopter applications as well. Within their product portfolio you can find coated laminated car windshields with heating systems, usable for aeronautic applications for de-icing or de-fogging, too. The coating development for these applications as well as for scratch resistance is done at KRD premises. The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Institute of Structures and Design has the excellence in the design of structural parts as well as the ability to perform simulations and tests to optimize the engineered parts concerning the structural behaviour, particularly under crash and impact loading. The institute will assist in the definition of testing methods and will perform testing sequences and bird-strike tests to evaluate the solutions. The DLR has developed a dummy bird, which will be evaluated during this project compared to real bird. The University of Stuttgart, Institut für Flugzeugbau (USTUTT) is the third partner and specialized in the production and development of structural fibre reinforced parts and their testing against specifications and life cycle analysis. The USTUTT has capacities and expertise in finding accurate coating solutions.


List of deliverables.
Production requirements Documents, reports 2019-05-23 12:57:40
Production of substitute birds and planar specimen Documents, reports 2019-05-23 12:57:39
Simulation requirements Documents, reports 2019-05-23 12:59:03
Specification of bird-strike tests Documents, reports 2019-05-23 12:59:03
Communication, dissemination and exploitation plan Documents, reports 2019-05-23 12:59:01

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of Wimper deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 S.A. Ritt, A.F. Johnson, H. Voggenreiter
Analysis of Bird Strike under Blunt and Splitting Impact
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2018 S.A. Ritt
Einsatz von künstlichen Vogelmodellen bei Vogelschlagversuchen / Application of Artificial Birds for Bird Strike Testing.
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2019 M.H. Siemann, S.A. Ritt
Novel particle distributions for SPH bird-strike simulations
published pages: 746-766, ISSN: 0045-7825, DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2018.08.044
Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 343 2019-02-26

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