Different from common liquid crystal displays (LCDs), LCDs in aircraft cockpits have to satisfy some special
requirements, including high luminance, high contrast ration, anti-reflection (AR), and electromagnetic compatibility
(EMC). Indium-tin oxide (ITO) glasses are usually attached on the top surface of LC cells by optical adhesive for AR
and EMC, forming laminated structure. The characteristics of optical adhesive and lamination processing have direct
effects on display. This paper creates a finite-element-analysis model of the laminated LC cell with ITO glass. The
simulation results show that the stress concentration happens in the case that there are defects (bubbles, cracks,
nonuniform thickness) in the optical adhesive when the operation temperature raises to 70º C. Based on the analysis of the stress on the top surface of the LC cell in Y direction, it is found that the location of the stress concentration is just under where the defects exit. The comparison on the stress of 3 possible defects shows that the concentrated stress caused by the cracks are far more large than the stress by the bubbles and nonuniform thickness of optical adhesives, which should try best to avoid.