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| Post breakage strength of glass is still an unknown area as analytical models for this are inconclusive so far and thus destructive testing is the only reliable solution.
| The present paper presents an ongoing research project considering the failure of glass at high strain-rates. It provides a brief review of existing studies showing a strength increase with loading rates relevant for e.g. blast loads.
| The paper presents an overview of the work completed within the on-going research project “Structural safety of glass components” carried out at the Silesian University of Technology, Lund University and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
| It is a very known behavior that the glass fragmentation depends on where you break the glass.
| The present paper, correlated with the Author’s speech at GPD 2019 but extending it at the same time, summarizes some of the R&D work recently published by Saint-Gobain.
| Due to the tension stiffening of the polymeric interlayer resulting from the adhesion with the glass shards, laminated glass maintains significant stiffness and strength even when all glass plies are broken.
| Glass type, coating types and locations, shading patterns and devices... there are multiple factors that can contribute to a thermal stress break.
| A new design of structural glass application is presented, based on a horizontal self-bearing and pre-stressed glass solution.
| Incidents in Melbourne of ‘spontaneous’ glass breakage are more about the construction industry forgetting the lessons of the past than ‘cheap’ Chinese imports.
| Minor edge damage during glass handling, a scratch or nick during installation, a design flaw, or a natural imperfection in the glass could all result in spontaneous breakage.
| Stiff PVB is suitable for a much wider range of applications than more traditional PVB interlayers.
| When the visual presence of materials decreases, the maximal transparency creates astounding beauty. In order to enhance transparency, clearer and lighter structures should be used.
| The design of the building and its façade reduces solar energy gain, which precludes excessive use of air conditioning, while SentryGlas® improved the natural lighting, removing the need to turn the lights on inside the building.
| Even If float technology has been developed and explored in details, the requirement of new and more aggressive glasses is incremental to the expected length of float sequences.
| Wired glass is more dangerous than regular glass when it breaks because the exposed wires are razor sharp.