Chapter 9. Fundamentals of Tempered Glass

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Ronald A. McMaster

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310533.ch9

Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4

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

Author Information

  1. Glasstech, Inc. Perrysburg, OH

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374849

Online ISBN: 9780470310533

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Keywords:

  • glazing;
  • radiating;
  • laminated;
  • proportional;
  • orientation

Summary

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.