Determination and Evaluation of the Interlaminar Shear Modulus of Polyvinyl Butyral with Fibre Optic Sensors


  • Thorsten Weimar Universität Siegen, Institute of Structural Design
  • Christian Hammer Universität Siegen, Institute of Structural Design


The method of fibre optic strain measurement based on Rayleigh signal analysis enables the detection of the deformation behaviour of laminated glass and the modelling of its load-bearing characteristics. The measurement system is already calibrated for glass surfaces by studies of Chair of Building Structure at Universität Siegen. In addition to discretely measuring systems, such as strain gauges, the distributed measurement system is particularly suitable for the determination of the interlaminar shear modulus. The sensors used in bending tests on laminated glass supplement the deformation measurements taken with strain gauges and inductive displacement sensors. The study describes the results of the shear modulus of viscoelastic interlayers made of polyvinyl butyral and provides the basis to define and evaluate a model for the finite element analysis.





Laminated Glass & Interlayer Properties