Chapter 9. Fundamentals of Tempered Glass
- John B. Wachtman Jr
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1989 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4
How to Cite
McMaster, R. A. (1989) Fundamentals of Tempered Glass, in Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310533.ch9
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1989
Print ISBN: 9780470374849
Online ISBN: 9780470310533
The uses of tempered glass for architectural, automotive, and commercial applications are enumerated. The importance of tempered glass as a “safety” glazing is discussed. The glass tempering process is described. The physics of the tempering process is outlined. The strength and break pattern characteristics of tempered glass are delineated.