Research funded by: 2015/16 MSc Research Grant
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 the ultimate breaking load of glass samples
- The increase in the ultimate breaking stress of glass samples provided by GFRP is proportional to the area of the reinforcement