Effect of Delamination on the Strength of Laminated Glass Plate Structures


International Conference on Mechanical Structures and Smart Materials (ICMSSM 2013), Xiamen, Çin, 16 - 17 Kasım 2013, cilt.487, ss.181-182 identifier identifier


Laminated glass which consists of two glass sheets connected to each other with PVB interlayer is used in many engineering applications for years. Despite the long history of the use of laminated glass in buildings there are serious problems about delamination of laminated glass units. This paper provides information about delamination issues of laminated glass plate structures. Delamination of laminated glass unit may be due to the thinning of PVB (Polyvinyl Butyral) interlayer or the folds which occur during the manufacturing process. Laminated glass behaves in a complex manner due to the effect of geometry that undergoes large deflection even under their own weight and the order difference between the elastic modulus of glass and interlayer. Because of the mentioned reasons large deflection analysis has to be performed in the determination of the effect of delamination on the strength of laminated glasses.