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Estonian Journal of Engineering

On non-destructive residual stress measurement in glass panels; pp. 150–156

Full article in PDF format | doi: 10.3176/eng.2010.2.04

Marko Lamp, Helina Klaassen, Siim Hödemann, Jaak Kikas, Andrei Errapart, Johan Anton, Hillar Aben

A portable scattered light polariscope SCALP has been developed, which permits measurement of the residual stress profile through the thickness of glass panels. At a glass factory strength assessment of glass panels of different thermal treatment was carried out using both residual stress measurement with SCALP and the traditional four-point bending tests. Linear correlation between the residual surface stress and the bending strength was observed. At another glass factory residual stress in glass panels was measured before performing the traditional fragmentation test. The results of the fragmentation test were extremely scattered and had almost no correlation with the values of the residual stress. It is concluded that sufficiently reliable assessment of the strength of glass panels is obtained by measuring the residual stress at the surface.

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