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Birds represent a serious, but often misunderstood,
threat to aircraft. Most bird strikes do not result in any aircraft damage, but
some bird strikes have led to serious accidents involving aircraft of every
size. According to Bird strike Committee USA, bird and other wildlife strikes
to aircraft result in over $600 million in damage to U.S. civil and military
aviation each year. The lives of the crew and passengers are also at risk.
Since 1988, over 200 people have been killed worldwide as a result of
encounters with birds and other wildlife. Thus, this paper addresses bird
strike from MIRCE Mechanics point of view, which means that it is considered as
a mechanism that generates a functionability event which causes the motion of a
system from positive to negative functionability state. The paper provides
vital information about the physical properties of most common birds that are
required for' predictions of their impacts on aircrafts, at the design stages
as a scientific method for the evaluation of alternatives.
the information contained in the Table 1 has been collected and produced at the
MIRCE Akademy, under author’s supervision, by Miss
Amy Wyatt a student of the Exmouth Community College, as a part of the
collaboration between these two Educational Institutions in Devon, UK.
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