رفتار ساختاری صفحات شیشه معماری
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|28714||2010||10 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||محاسبه نشده|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Alexandria Engineering Journal, Volume 49, Issue 4, December 2010, Pages 339–348
Architectural designers frequently use glass plates that have shapes other than rectangular in both residential and commercial buildings. Commonly, one sees glass plates with trapezoidal, triangular, hexagonal, and circular shapes. For example; window glass in aircraft control tower cabs leans outward to enable ground controllers to have a good view of operations. Consequently, aircraft control tower cabs have glass plates that have trapezoidal shapes. This paper deals with the structural behavior of glass plates other than rectangular shapes. A higher order finite element model based upon Mindlin plate theory was employed to analyze different shapes of glass plates. First, a comparison between experimental and finite element results for a tested trapezoidal glass plate is presented, which shows a very good agreement. Then, the finite element model was used to compare load-induced stresses with those for bounding rectangular shapes. Results of analysis are presented and discussed.
Designers of architectural glazing use nonrectangular glass plates, and therefore considerable interest has been generated within the glazing design community. Architects and engineers are encountering difficulty with glass design processes for shapes other than rectangular. This difficulty arises from two reasons: (a) an inability to perform nonlinear analysis on glass plates with large deflection and (b) an inability to perform failure predication analysis. A thin glass plate might undergo deflection up to 10 times its thickness before fracture. Of course the linear plate theory is no longer applicable to this analysis because of the development of membrane stresses in addition to bending stresses. Many researchers have contributed to nonlinear analysis of glass plates. The research is classified into two categories, theoretical investigations and experimental testing. The Glass Research and Testing Laboratory (GRTL) at Texas Tech University (TTU) has made substantial contributions to this subject. Kaiser  solved a square plate using a finite difference technique. His model was limited to a maximum lateral displacement of 2.5 times the plate thickness. Levy  conducted a formulation for nonlinear analysis of simply supported plates with zero in plane reaction at the edge, which is not suitable for glass plates. Pilkington  compared monolithic glass strength to the strength of laminated glass (LG) plate specimens made with sheet and float glass. This comparison was for rectangular shapes only. Beason  presented an analytical model using von Karman  equations and Galerkin method technique to calculate the strength of glass plates. Vallabhan  actually formulated the model and developed a finite difference model for rectangular glass plates which is relatively efficient when compared to that of previous investigators. Vallabhan et al.  developed a mathematical model for LG plates based on the finite difference method. The comparison of results with the experimental ones was fairly good, but the mathematical model needed improvement. El-Shami et al.  developed a new finite element model for nonlinear analysis of monolithic rectangular glass plates that is capable of handling thin or thick plates. Norville et al.  presented a discussion concerning the behavior and strength of LG beams. They also observed that monolithic glass having the same thickness as LG does not necessarily provide an upper bound for LG strength. Vallabhan and El-Shami  improved the model of El-Shami et al.  to handle shapes other than rectangular, especially trapezoidal glass plates. Recently, El-Shami and Norville  developed a sophisticated finite element model for LG plates. In this paper, nonlinear finite element models (FEM) are employed for both monolithic and laminated glass (LG) plates. Experimental results of tests which were conducted at the Glass Research and Testing Laboratory (GRTL) at Texas Tech University for monolithic and LG trapezoidal glass plates are compared with the FEM results. Then the FEM is applied for glass plates with triangular, hexagonal and circular shapes. Finally the results are discussed and the conclusion is drawn.
نتیجه گیری انگلیسی
High order finite element computer models have been used to analyze several examples with trapezoidal, rectangular, triangular, and hexagonal shaped glass plates. Both monolithic and LG cases were studied. The computed data were compared with the experimental data for trapezoidal shapes. The following conclusions are drawn from this study: 1. The comparison between the results of the finite element model and the results of the experiments on both monolithic and LG plates is very good. This demonstrates the capability of the finite element model to handle these problems. 2. In trapezoidal monolithic glass plates, the maximum principal tensile stress is approximately 13% higher than that in the bounding rectangular shapes. For LG, the maximum principal tensile stresses are almost the same in trapezoidal shapes and their bounding rectangular shapes. 3. For triangular shapes, the values of maximum tensile principal stresses are 62% and 70% of rectangular shapes for monolithic and LG plates, respectively. 4. For hexagonal shapes, the ratios of maximum principal tensile stresses with respect to the bounding rectangle are 1.53 and 1.15 for monolithic and LG plates, respectively. 5. The basis of window glass design is not the maximum principal tensile stress, but rather the probability of breakage. Consequently, to obtain a more complete understanding, results of the FEM analysis must be coupled with failure prediction methodology  and  to obtain a complete picture. 6. The capability of the present finite element model to handle circular LG plates without transformation of axes from rectangular to polar axes. 7. Circular LG plates are producing geometric nonlinearity especially for small thickness, and as the thickness increased the nonlinearity decreased. 8. Under high pressure, the maximum principal stresses are changing in sign at the compression side of the plate depending on the load direction. This conclusion is very important to be considered in the design of such kind of plates. 9. In order to get good results for nonlinearity in LG plates, a suitable number of elements should be applied with small load increments.