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Finite element analysis of the propagation of cracks in glass panels

I Nurhuda, NTK Lam, R Dahal, EF Gad, S Fragomeni (ed.), S Venkatesan (ed.), NTK Lam (ed.), S Setunge (ed.)

INCORPORATING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE IN MECHANICS OF STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS | CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP | Published : 2011

Abstract

Accurate modelling of the behaviour of crack propagation has important implications in the design and risks assessment of glazing façade when subject to extreme load conditions. This paper presents an investigation into the propagation of cracks in annealed glass. The investigation involved physical experimentation using a high-speed camera to capture the propagation of cracks in glass panels in response to static and impact loading.The physical experimentation revealed that cracks initiated from impact loading did not propagate continuously as in static conditions. Instead, the crack could stop propagating and then restart following a short pause. This phenomenon was investigated numericall..

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