Modelling of the influence of ionoplast interlayers on the time and temperature dependent mechanical behaviour of laminated glass plates and beams on their residual strenght after failure

01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Structural design
    • Construction materials
    • Structural engineering
    • Glass
    • Polymers and plastics
interlayers vicoelasticity glass constructions residual stiffness laminates finite elements
Project description

Interlayers are of major importance for the engineering of load-bearing glass constructions. In this investigation the time- and temperature dependency of ionoplast interlayers is modeled based on an extensive testing program. In addition failure mechanisms and residual strenght and stiffness after fracture of the laminatee are studied. Finally, design recommendations should be formulated to improve the design's economics and safety.