DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1553 - 1559
Section Numerical Simulations
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1553-1559
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009219

Simulation of laminated glass loaded by air blast waves

M. Larcher

Joint Research Centre, IPSC European Laboratory for Structural Assessment, 21027 Ispra, Italy

Published online: 15 September 2009

The calculation of laminated glass with finite element methods should consider the layered structure and the different material properties. A smeared and a layered finite element model are described, which can both be used to calculate the behaviour of laminated glass under fast dynamic loading. The layered model uses an elasto-plastic material law for the PVB interlayer. The high Young's modulus under high strain rates in comparison to the long-term value can be considered in this way. The results of both models are compared with experiments and show good correlation.

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