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An experimentally validated contour method/eigenstrains hybrid model to incorporate residual stresses in glass structural designs

An experimentally validated contour method/eigenstrains hybrid model to incorporate residual stresses in glass structural designs
An experimentally validated contour method/eigenstrains hybrid model to incorporate residual stresses in glass structural designs
Contour method-based finite element (FE) models together with knowledge of the surface deformation resulted from the stress relaxation along a newly cut plane were used to construct the residual stresses in commercially available float glass. The results show that the residual stress depth profile of float glass is parabolic. The constructed residual stress profiles, validated to some extent against results of scattered-light-polariscope (SCALP) experiments, were then used to establish the misfit strains (i.e. eigenstrains) existed in the original glass specimens. It is shown that, despite the modelling uncertainty of the contour method and the limitations associated with the SCALP measurements, the eigenstrain depth profile in a given float glass specimen can be determined to an acceptable accuracy. The paper shows that once the underlying eigenstrain distribution in a given thickness of glass has been determined, the complete residual stress distribution can simply be determined by incorporating the eigenstrain profile as a misfit strain in an appropriate FE model. It is also shown that the hybrid contour/eigenstrain model enables modelling the residual stress around stress concentration features such as holes and/or stress evolution during subsequent applied loadings, by simply using the knowledge of eigenstrains.
contour method, eigenstrains, float glass, residual stresses, scattered light polariscope
0309-3247
1-14
Achintha, M.
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Balan, B.
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Achintha, M.
8163c322-de6d-4791-bc31-ba054cc0e07d
Balan, B.
80763aab-d3b8-405a-b468-c233f9325e43

Achintha, M. and Balan, B. (2015) An experimentally validated contour method/eigenstrains hybrid model to incorporate residual stresses in glass structural designs. The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design, 1-14. (doi:10.1177/0309324715601914).

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Contour method-based finite element (FE) models together with knowledge of the surface deformation resulted from the stress relaxation along a newly cut plane were used to construct the residual stresses in commercially available float glass. The results show that the residual stress depth profile of float glass is parabolic. The constructed residual stress profiles, validated to some extent against results of scattered-light-polariscope (SCALP) experiments, were then used to establish the misfit strains (i.e. eigenstrains) existed in the original glass specimens. It is shown that, despite the modelling uncertainty of the contour method and the limitations associated with the SCALP measurements, the eigenstrain depth profile in a given float glass specimen can be determined to an acceptable accuracy. The paper shows that once the underlying eigenstrain distribution in a given thickness of glass has been determined, the complete residual stress distribution can simply be determined by incorporating the eigenstrain profile as a misfit strain in an appropriate FE model. It is also shown that the hybrid contour/eigenstrain model enables modelling the residual stress around stress concentration features such as holes and/or stress evolution during subsequent applied loadings, by simply using the knowledge of eigenstrains.

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Accepted/In Press date: 28 July 2015
Published date: 2 September 2015
Keywords: contour method, eigenstrains, float glass, residual stresses, scattered light polariscope
Organisations: Infrastructure Group

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Local EPrints ID: 381222
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381222
ISSN: 0309-3247
PURE UUID: 21f09bbb-0ce4-4de0-837a-881dff93ade7

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Date deposited: 23 Sep 2015 15:57
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 20:29

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Author: M. Achintha
Author: B. Balan

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