Masters Theses


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, page iii.


Dharani, Lokeswarappa R.

Committee Member(s)

Eversman, Walter
Chen, Genda


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Spring 2006


xiii, 75 pages


© 2006 Jacob William Doyle, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

Glass -- Impact testing
Laminated materials -- Cracking
Strength of materials -- Testing

Thesis Number

T 8966

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