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A finite element based design tool for point fixed laminated glass

Malmborg, Jens (2006) VSM820
Civil Engineering (M.Sc.Eng.)
Structural Mechanics
Abstract
In this master’s project, a design tool for bolt fixed laminated glass was developed, based on linear-elastic finite element theory. The program produces images of the deflections and stress distributions in bolted glass panes. A two-dimensional triangular mesh, created by an external mesh generator, was extended to a three-dimensional mesh comprising 15-node wedge elements. A least-square method was adopted for extrapolating stresses from Gaussian sample points to the element nodes. A simple
graphical user interface was developed in the programming language Python, as well as a simple post-processor employing the graphics library OpenGL.
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author
Malmborg, Jens
supervisor
organization
course
VSM820
year
type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
stress extrapolation, 15-node wedge element, wedge element, Fortran, Python, toughened glass, laminated glass, bolt fixed glass, FEM, finite element analysis, discontinuous stress distribution, sparse matrix
report number
TVSM-5144
ISSN
0281-6679
language
English
id
3566831
date added to LUP
2013-08-05 14:10:36
date last changed
2013-09-16 18:52:40
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  abstract     = {In this master’s project, a design tool for bolt fixed laminated glass was developed, based on linear-elastic finite element theory. The program produces images of the deflections and stress distributions in bolted glass panes. A two-dimensional triangular mesh, created by an external mesh generator, was extended to a three-dimensional mesh comprising 15-node wedge elements. A least-square method was adopted for extrapolating stresses from Gaussian sample points to the element nodes. A simple
graphical user interface was developed in the programming language Python, as well as a simple post-processor employing the graphics library OpenGL.},
  author       = {Malmborg, Jens},
  issn         = {0281-6679},
  keyword      = {stress extrapolation,15-node wedge element,wedge element,Fortran,Python,toughened glass,laminated glass,bolt fixed glass,FEM,finite element analysis,discontinuous stress distribution,sparse matrix},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A finite element based design tool for point fixed laminated glass},
  year         = {2006},
}