Structural Glass Beams with Embedded Glass Fibre Reinforcement

Authors

  • C. Louter TU Delft
  • C. Leung TU Delft
  • H. Kolstein TU Delft
  • J. Vambersky TU Delft

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7480/cgc.2.2341

Keywords:

reinforcement, embedded, glass fibre, laminate, interlayer, beam

Abstract

This paper investigates the possibilities of pultruded glass fibre rods as embedded reinforcement in SentryGlas (SG) laminated glass beams. To do so, a series of pullout tests, to investigate the bond strength of the rods to the laminate, and a series of beam tests, to investigate the post-breakage response of the beams, have been performed. Both test series have been conducted for round E-glass fibre rods and flat S-glass fibre rods. The pull-out tests showed superior pull-out strength of the flat rods, due to their large bond area. Furthermore, the beam tests showed superior post-breakage performance of the beams with the flat rods, due to higher strength and stiffness of the S-glass fibres. Overall, it is concluded that embedding glass fibre reinforcement in a SG-laminated glass beam is a very promising concept.

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Published

2010-05-20

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Section

Laminated Glass & Interlayer Properties