The strength of glass as used in architectural engineering is one of those things about which too little is known. To determine what would be a safe design stress for glass in a completely glass structure, tests have been done on panels of annealed float glass and fully tempered glass using different sizes and both lying and standing positions. The results demonstrate that the strength of both annealed and tempered glass is dependent on the orientation of loading, the commonly held strength values for tempered glass are a gross over estimate for beams under bending loading, the strength data cannot be described by Weibull statistics.
|Title of host publication||Glass Processing Days 2005|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
|Event||9th Glass Processing Days 2005 - Tampere, Finland|
Duration: 17 Jun 2005 → 20 Jun 2005
|Conference||9th Glass Processing Days 2005|
|Period||17/06/05 → 20/06/05|