The main aim of the project was to investigate experimentally and using a finite element model the effectiveness of using bonded glass-fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) strips to strengthen joints in glass.
Poster: Mr Mikhail Bessonov
Supervisor: Dr Mithila Achintha
University: University of Southampton
Some of the objectives were: to develop a procedure for testing glass in tension; study the influence of GFRP reinforcement on ultimate load and ductility of glass samples; and to create a finite element model to predict stress in reinforced and control glass samples.
The hypotheses of the research were:
- GFRP reinforcement increases theultimate breaking load of glasssamples
- The increasein the ultimatebreaking stressof glass samplesprovided by GFRPisproportional tothe area of the reinforcement