The strength of aged glass

Kyriaki Datsiou & Mauro Overend
Glass is known for its excellent durability, but the strength of glass is very sensitive to the characteristics of its surface, which is known to accumulate damage during its service life. There is however, a lack of strength data on weathered or aged glass, particularly on thermally or chemically treated glass. In this study a carefully calibrated sand trickling test is used to produce surface damage equivalent to erosive action of 20 years of natural...
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