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Modelling impact fracture and fragmentation of laminated glass using the combined finite-discrete element method

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Chen, X and Chan, AHC, Modelling impact fracture and fragmentation of laminated glass using the combined finite-discrete element method, International Journal of Impact Engineering, 112 pp. 15-29. ISSN 0734-743X (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2017.10.007

Abstract

Fracture and fragmentation responses of laminated glass under hard body impact are modelled with the combined finite-discrete element method (FEM-DEM). The method is essentially a discrete element method with finite element mesh be embedded in, yielding more accurate contact forces as well as mass and energy conservation. Failure models of glass, interlayer and glass-interlayer interface are discussed respectively and proven to be reliable in simulating the rupture of laminated glass. Numerical examples are presented and validated with results from different sources, and the advantage of the FEM-DEM modelling on the impact failure of laminated glass over its parent FEM and DEM is demonstrated. The influences of Young's modulus of interlayer are further discussed, showing that a stiff resin can effectively improve the deformation performance at little expense of energy absorption. In general, modelling the impact failure of laminated glass using the combined finite-discrete element method is successful.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:glass, laminated glass, damage, soft impact, FDEM
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil Engineering
Research Field:Civil Geotechnical Engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Design
Objective Field:Civil Construction Design
Author:Chan, AHC (Professor Andrew Chan)
ID Code:122111
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Engineering
Deposited On:2017-10-31
Last Modified:2017-11-07
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