WIT Press


Finite Element Models For Laminated Glass Units With Viscoelastic Interlayer For Dynamic Analysis

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM160221

Volume

166

Pages

10

Page Range

245 - 254

Published

2017

Size

281 kb

Author(s)

T. Janda, A. Zemanová, J. Zeman, M. Šejnoha

Abstract

In this contribution, a methodology for calibration and validation of a finite element model for dynamic response of laminated glass units with viscoelastic interlayer is proposed. The model is based on a refined theory in which the adjacent layers are connected by kinematic constrains ensuring the inter-layer compatibility. The time-dependent behavior of the interlayer is accounted for by the generalized Maxwell model. The resulting system is solved by the Newton method with consistent linearization and allows for quantification of natural frequencies and eigenshapes. The calibration of the generalized Maxwell chain exploits the experimental master curve obtained from the rheometer test while the analysis of the dynamic response of glass beam serves for model validation.

Keywords

laminated glass, viscoelasticity, generalized Maxwell model, rheometer test, finite element method, natural frequency, dynamic analysis