Investigations on the Finite Strain Behavior of PVB

Experiment and Modeling


  • Alexander Pauli University of the Bundeswehr Munich
  • Geralt Siebert University of the Bundeswehr Munich


The numerical simulation of the residual load-bearing capacity of laminated glass (LG) is one of the most relevant topics of current research in structural glass engineering. The mechanical description of the behavior of the interlayer plays a crucial role. Several approaches and models already exist in automotive engineering and structural protection. Structural glass design assuming quasi-static loads misses a detailed model so far. The aim of this work is the mechanical description of the time-dependent behavior of Polyvinylbutyral (PVB) under large deformations considering quasi-static loading. The results of experiments on single-layer Standard PVB are presented, and a model of finite nonlinear viscoelasticity is derived. In particular, the formulation of phenomenologically motivated viscosity functions is described. Subsequently, the model parameters are calibrated on the experimental results, and the uniaxial stress state is simulated.





Laminated Glass & Interlayer Properties