Experimental Study of Dynamic Fracture Behavior of PVB Laminated Glass by High-Speed Photography


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The dynamic fracture behavior of PVB laminated glass during impact has been studied by both theoretic and finite element approaches. To make the analysis of cracking on PVB laminated glass more accurate and direct, high-speed photography method is introduced in this paper. Different crack patterns as well as their sequences of appearance are visualized. Finally, typical crack is measured in order to obtain important fracture characteristics such as crack velocity and acceleration.



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Shengyi Li, Yingchun Liu, Rongbo Zhu, Hongguang Li, Wensi Ding




M. Y. Zhu et al., "Experimental Study of Dynamic Fracture Behavior of PVB Laminated Glass by High-Speed Photography", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 34-35, pp. 636-640, 2010

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October 2010




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