Cutting of a Thick Glass Plate by Using Hot Wire


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A thick glass plate was cut by using hot wire. Crack growing was stopped when wire temperature was low. Ligament length decreased with increase in temperature of hot wire and full-cutting was achieved at the temperature of 650°C. The center region in the thickness direction seemed to propagate earlier compared to surfaces regions when the crack propagation was stopped. Finite element thermal stress analysis was carried out. According to distribution of thermal stress inside a glass plate, higher stress was generated in the bottom region at the beginning of the process but occurred in the center region in the later stage as matching with the experimental result.



Edited by:

Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque, Jaime Domínguez and Ferri M.H. Aliabadi




Y. Miyashita et al., "Cutting of a Thick Glass Plate by Using Hot Wire", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 405-409, 2018

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August 2018




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