Missile impact stress mitigation and crack initiation in laminated architectural glazing with a composite interlayer
"A major portion of monetary damage seen in hurricane affected areas is interior building water damage caused by rain and wind after failure of windows and a loss of the environmental barrier they provide. This failure is commonly caused by two categories of debris impacting the window at hurricane wind velocities. Small, hard missiles are modeled after small pieces of rock and roof gravel while large, soft missiles consist of pieces of wood from houses and trees. Previously, a window composite composed of two glass layers sandwiching a PVB interlayer had been implemented to create a sacrificial ply design where only the outer glass layer fractures, leaving the others intact. Recently developed optically transparent composites may be used as an alternative interlayer and the improved performance effects of the implementation are studied herein"--Abstract, leaf iii.
Dharani, Lokeswarappa R.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
xiii, 75 leaves
© 2006 Jacob William Doyle, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Glass -- Impact testing
Laminated materials -- Cracking
Strength of materials -- Testing
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Doyle, Jacob William, "Missile impact stress mitigation and crack initiation in laminated architectural glazing with a composite interlayer" (2006). Masters Theses. 3876.
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