Strengthening joints in glass with bonded GFRP strips
Date published

30 August 2019

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Strengthening joints in glass with bonded GFRP strips

Date published

30 August 2019

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This poster describes a project to study the effectiveness of using bonded glass-fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) strips to strengthen joints in glass.

Research funded by: 2015/16 MSc Research Grant
Poster: Mr Mikhail Bessonov
Supervisor: Dr Mithila Achintha
University: University of Southampton

Summary:

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:

  1. GFRP reinforcement increases the ultimate breaking load of glass samples
  2. The increase in the ultimate breaking stress of glass samples provided by GFRP is proportional to the area of the reinforcement

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Publisher:
IStructE

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Glass Research & Innovation Report Grants Joint

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