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Strengthening of Laminated Glass Windows against Windborne Debris Impact

Xihong Zhang1, Qingfei Meng2, Chiara Bedon3 and Piotr W. Sielicki4
  • 1 Curtin University, Australia
  • 2 University of Technology, Australia
  • 3 University of Trieste, Italy
  • 4 Poznan University of Technology, Poland
International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research
Volume 4 No. 1, 2020, 209-224

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/sgamrsp.2020.209.224

Submitted On: 8 September 2020 Published On: 16 November 2020

How to Cite: Zhang, X., Meng, Q., Bedon, C. & Sielicki, P. W. (2020). Strengthening of Laminated Glass Windows against Windborne Debris Impact. International Journal of Structural Glass and Advanced Materials Research, 4(1), 209-224. https://doi.org/10.3844/sgamrsp.2020.209.224

Abstract

This paper presents numerical modelling to study potential mitigation methods to improve the impact resistance performance of laminated glass windows against timber windborne debris impact. A detailed numerical model of laminated glass window is generated and validated with laboratory impact tests. The influence of supporting frames made of different stiffness materials is examined. Numerical simulation shows that boundary condition has limited influence to the penetration resistance of laminated glass windows. Then, the dynamic response of doubly laminated glass windows of the same total thickness as that of singly laminated glass windows is studied, which finds that optimization of glass and interlayer layout could effectively improve the penetration resistance of laminated glass windows.

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Keywords

  • Laminated Glass
  • Windborne Debris
  • Impact
  • Mitigation