Failure analysis of laminated glass panels subjected to blast loads

Hidallana-Gamage, Hasitha Damruwan, Thambiratnam, David P., & Perera, Nimal J. (2014) Failure analysis of laminated glass panels subjected to blast loads. Engineering Failure Analysis, 36, pp. 14-29.

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This paper presents a rigorous and a reliable analytical procedure using finite element (FE) techniques to study the blast response of laminated glass (LG) panel and predict the failure of its components. The 1st principal stress (σ11) is used as the failure criterion for glass and the von mises stress (σv) is used for the interlayer and sealant joints. The results from the FE analysis for mid-span deflection, energy absorption and the stresses at critical locations of glass, interlayer and structural sealant are presented in the paper. These results compared well with those obtained from a free field blast test reported in the literature. The tensile strength (T) of the glass has a significant influence on the behaviour of the LG panel and should be treated carefully in the analysis. The glass panes absorb about 80% of the blast energy for the treated blast load and this should be minimised in the design.

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ID Code: 63384
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Failure analysis, Laminated glass, Blast loads, Finite element modelling, Energy absorption
DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2013.09.018
ISSN: 1350-6307
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier Ltd
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Engineering Failure Analysis. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Engineering Failure Analysis, [Volume 36, 2014] DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2013.09.018
Deposited On: 16 Oct 2013 02:20
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 14:03

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