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.