On the Evaluation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Structural Glass Elements

Abstract:

Article Preview

Glass can be considered to be a high-technology engineering material with a multifunctional potential for structural applications. However, the conventional approach to the use of glass is often based only on its properties of transparency and isolation. It is thus highly appropriate and necessary to study the mechanical behaviour of this material and to develop adequate methods and models leading to its characterisation. It is evident that the great potential of growth for structural glass applications is an important opportunity of development for the glass industry and the building/construction sectors. The work presented in this paper is a reflection of this conclusion. The authors shortly present the state-of-the-art on the application of glass as a structural element in building and construction, and refer to other potential fields of application and available glass materials. The experimental procedures and methods adopted in three-point bending tests performed on 500 × 100 [mm2] float, laminated and tempered glass specimens with thicknesses between 4 and 19 mm are thoroughly described. The authors evaluated the mechanical strength and stiffness of glass for structural applications. This work contributes to a deeper knowledge of the properties of this material.

Info:

Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 514-516)

Edited by:

Paula Maria Vilarinho

Pages:

799-803

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.514-516.799

Citation:

S. Costa et al., "On the Evaluation of the Mechanical Behaviour of Structural Glass Elements", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 514-516, pp. 799-803, 2006

Online since:

May 2006

Export:

Price:

$35.00

[1] A.S. Redner and B.R. Hoffman: Detection of tensile stresses near edges of laminated and tempered glass (Glass Processing Days pp.589-591, 2001).

[2] R. Hess: Material Glass (Structural Engineering International, Glasconsult, Utikon, Suiça).

[3] SAINT GOBAIN GLASS: Manual do Vidro, (2000).

[4] J. Belis and R. Impe: The Invisible Building: Advanced Research on Glass Structures, (Department of Structural Engineering, Ghent of University).

[5] A. Luible and M. Crisinel: Buckling Strength of Glass Elements in Compression, (Structural Engineering International, Glasconsult, Utikon, Suiça).

[6] R. Kasper and, G. Sedlacek: Structural Use of Glass Beams, (Institute of Steel Construction of the University of Aachen, RWTH Aachen).

[7] Y. Rodichev: Design and Mechanical Properties of New Laminated Glass Materials and Structural Elements, (Institute for Problems of Strength).

In order to see related information, you need to Login.