Ramos, Alberto and Pelayo, F. and Lamela, María Jesús and Fernández Canteli, Alfonso and Huerta Gomez de Merodio, M. Consuelo and Pacios Alvarez, Antonia
Evaluation of damping properties of structural glass panes under impact loading.
In: "COST Action TU0905,Mid-term Conference on Structural Glass, Edit. J. Belis, C. Louter, D. Mocibib", 18/04/2013 - 19/04/2013, Porec, Croacia. ISBN 9781138000445. pp. 113-120.
The latest technology and architectural trends have significantly improved the use of a large variety of glass products in construction which, in function of their own characteristocs, allow to design and calculate structural glass elements under safety conditions. This paper presents the evaluation and analysis of the damping properties of rectangular laminated glass plates of 1.938 m x 0.876 m with different thickness depending on the number of PVB interlayers arranged. By means of numerical simulation and
experimental verification, using modal analysis, natural frequencies and damping of the glass plates were calculated, both under free boundary conditions and operational conditions for the impact test equipment used in the experimental program, as the European standard UNE-EN 12600:2003 specifies.