UMT tribolab glass testing

Glass Strength Testing

Controlled Defects

Continuous improvements in production and refining technologies have enabled glass elements to carry more substantial superimposed loads and therefore achieve a more structural role. To aid in the research and assessment of methods to improve glass strength and fracture resistance, a means to provide controlled defects in glass can be used.  By imparting known defects into a set of glass samples of reasonable statistical size (e.g., 10), and then fracturing these samples under known, controlled conditions, the effect of various treatments can be determined. 


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Controlled Defects in Glass

defects in glass, glass testing
Creating controlled defects in glass
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Three-point-bend fixture for glass testing