The macroscopic strength of float glass is governed by the presence of micro-cracks, whose size, orientation and distribution affects the corresponding statistics. A micro-mechanically motivated model is here proposed, which spells out the connection between crack population and strength statistics, leading to generalized distributions of the Weibull type. Aging in the form of corrosion or abrasion can produce a variation of the defectiveness scenario originally present on the pristine glass surface, and we discuss how such a modification can statistically affect the macroscopic strength. A practical application is made to justify the change in strength experimentally observed passing from the “air” to the “tin” side of float glass. Assuming that the contact with the tin bath and the rollers produce a damage equivalent to the abrasion of the glass surface, we theoretically derive a bimodal Weibull statistics that agrees with the experimental evidence.

A micromechanical derivation of the macroscopic strength statistics for pristine or corroded/abraded float glass / Pisano, Gabriele; Royer-Carfagni, Gianni. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0955-2219. - 37:13(2017), pp. 4197-4206. [10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2017.04.046]

A micromechanical derivation of the macroscopic strength statistics for pristine or corroded/abraded float glass

Pisano, Gabriele;Royer-Carfagni, Gianni
2017

Abstract

The macroscopic strength of float glass is governed by the presence of micro-cracks, whose size, orientation and distribution affects the corresponding statistics. A micro-mechanically motivated model is here proposed, which spells out the connection between crack population and strength statistics, leading to generalized distributions of the Weibull type. Aging in the form of corrosion or abrasion can produce a variation of the defectiveness scenario originally present on the pristine glass surface, and we discuss how such a modification can statistically affect the macroscopic strength. A practical application is made to justify the change in strength experimentally observed passing from the “air” to the “tin” side of float glass. Assuming that the contact with the tin bath and the rollers produce a damage equivalent to the abrasion of the glass surface, we theoretically derive a bimodal Weibull statistics that agrees with the experimental evidence.
A micromechanical derivation of the macroscopic strength statistics for pristine or corroded/abraded float glass / Pisano, Gabriele; Royer-Carfagni, Gianni. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. - ISSN 0955-2219. - 37:13(2017), pp. 4197-4206. [10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2017.04.046]
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