1st Annual UMR Undergraduate Research Symposium (1991: Apr., Rolla, MO)
Sadly, up until now, very little research has been conducted in the field of glass window strength. The purpose of this research, therefore, is to explore the topic of glass window strength such that we might offer some conclusive evidence as to the probable in-situ performance of structural windows. Our intention is to examine the specific phenomenon of thermally- induced stress and its effect on glass strength. J. G. Croll explains the existence of this well-documented problem. "Whenever a structure is subjected to a varying temperature distribution, or where it is prevented from free expansion, stresses will be induced that are generally proportional to the difference in temperature from the unstressed state" (Croll, pp.181-182).
Sallee, Gregory P., "The Edge Strength of Annealed and Heat-Strengthened Glass" (1991). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 116.