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Laminated Glass

  1. M. Y. Zang,
  2. S. H. Chen

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc121

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Zang, M. Y. and Chen, S. H. 2011. Laminated Glass. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–7.

Author Information

  1. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

Abstract

Laminated glass has been developing with a history of over 100 years. Then various kinds of glass such as annealed glass, float glass, tempered glass, absorbing glass and films such as PVB, SGP, EVA are described. With the new trend of environmental protection and energy saving, large amounts of new types of laminated glass are emerging when different kinds of glass and films are put together. There are two main methods of producing laminated glass, namely, the dry method and the wet method. And then, three impact tests and two main simulation analysis of laminated glass are introduced. The three impact tests are the drop weight test, Charpy impact test, and Izod impact test respectively. While the two main simulation analysis are finite element method and discrete element method.

Keywords:

  • laminated glass;
  • glass;
  • interlayer;
  • producing methods;
  • impact test;
  • simulation analysis