Masters Theses

Abstract

"This research addresses the behavior of heat strengthened laminated glass under conditions which represent a severe windstorm. Specimens laminated with two different interlayers were examined. The interlayers were polyvinyl butyral (PVB) 0.060 in. in thickness and a sandwich combination of PVB and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) 0.033 in. in thickness. Glass specimens were tested in three glazing configurations, one "dry glazed" and two with a silicone "anchor bead".

The glass specimens were properly glazed into aluminum frames. The frames were then mounted onto a testing table creating an airtight chamber. This chamber enabled pressurization and evacuation of air. Prior to a load application, the specimen was impacted at 190 locations with a 2.03 gm missile propelled from a compressed air cannon. One of three missile velocities was employed in each test. Finally, the specimen was subjected to a spectrum of cyclic pressure and partial vacuum representing wind pressures experienced by a window during a severe four-hour windstorm. Black and white print and color slide photography and video were used to record specimen behavior.

Test results indicated that specimens glazed with a 3/4 in. anchor bead performed much better than specimens glazed with a 3/8 in. anchor bead. Specimens with the PVB/PET interlayer glazed with an anchor bead performed much better than similarly glazed specimens with the PVB interlayer"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Pantelides, Chris P.

Committee Member(s)

Minor, Joseph E.
LaBoube, Roger A.
Chandrashekhara, K.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 1991

Pagination

xi, 156 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references (pages 153-155).

Rights

© 1991 Amy Diane Horst, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 6207

Print OCLC #

24426171

Electronic OCLC #

1027791789

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b2333120~S5

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