Strengthening of Laminated Glass Windows against Windborne Debris Impact
- 1 Curtin University, Australia
- 2 University of Technology, Australia
- 3 University of Trieste, Italy
- 4 Poznan University of Technology, Poland
Copyright: © 2020 Xihong Zhang, Qingfei Meng, Chiara Bedon and Piotr W. Sielicki. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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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- Laminated Glass
- Windborne Debris