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Author: battleship81
Time: 11/10/10 11:55 PST
This is a reply to message no. 21264 by deajohn5556
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Window for pressurized chamber made from laminated glass?

Again, thanks for your help.  Believe it or not, I am an ME, maybe just a bit out of practice with structural an fracture mechanics analysis.  I'm getting close to the same numbers for max stress in the glass.  I was really just curious how you can know that the glass will only fracture into 2 parts.

Also, what you said about moisture and amines drastically reducing the glass' strength is alarming as the glass in my application will definitely be exposed to an amine-based solution.   I know how to find the critical stress for a given flaw length, but I'm unclear as to how amines will affect this.  Can you help me out with this?  This should be the last time I ask, hopefully.

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