Ennio Mognato

Topic: THERMALLY PROCESSED GLASS: CORRELATION BETWEEN SURFACE COMPRESSION, MECHANICAL AND FRAGMENTATION TEST

The paper correlates the data recorded in Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro, during qualification tests. The aim of the research is to define a correlation between the following parameters in toughened and strengthened glass:

1. bending strength tested according EN 1288-3;

2. fragmentation tested according EN 12150;

3. surface compression stress tested according ASTM 1279.

Also thermally strengthened glass data were considered, whereas it is not possible in term of fragmentation due to the different crack path (“island” fragments instead of small fragments).

The research is the development of the previous ones carried out at Stazione Sperimentale Vetro (2005-2011), focused mainly on the correlation between surface compression stress and bending strength, introducing the fragmentation parameter.

In the present research those experimental data are increased (up to 2016) and the correlation is extended also to enamelled glass.

The correlation between surface compression stress and mechanical strength and fragmentation is relevant for the manufacturer, who may use surface pre-stress measurement as a means of product control.

  • Company:STAZIONE SPERIMENTALE DEL VETRO SCPA
  • Short Bio:Ennio Mognato: Head of Glass for Building Department in SSV Venice - Italy. CEN TC 129 – ISO TC 160 – UNI Committee Members. Test and certification on Laminated – Insulating Units - Toughened Glasses, Glass materials for building. Head of Italian auditors teams for voluntary certifications on glass for building. Chairman of SG 09 (Group of official certification body and laboratories for CPR 305/2011).
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