The strength and failure of glass in bending

F.A. Veer, J. Zuidema, F.P. Bos

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlass Processing Days 2005
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Glass Processing Days 2005 - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 17 Jun 200520 Jun 2005


Conference9th Glass Processing Days 2005


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