Elasticity and Strength in Glasses

Elasticity and Strength in Glasses

Glass: Science and Technology

1st Edition - May 28, 1980

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  • Editor: D Uhlmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157285

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Glass: Science and Technology, Volume 5: Elasticity and Strength in Glasses covers the scientific and engineering aspects of glass elasticity and strength. This volume is organized into six chapters and begins with the examination of the elastic properties of vitreous silica and silicate glasses, including those that contain moderate amounts of other network formers. The following chapters describe the fracture mechanics and inelastic deformation of oxide, metallic, and polymeric glasses. The discussion then shifts to the concept of glass strengthening approaches and some technologies of significant practical application to glasses. A chapter explores the process of thermal tempering of glass, including the physics, theories, and standards of the process. The last chapter focuses on the practical aspects of chemical strengthening and the mechanical and physical properties of the obtained glass. This book is of great benefit to glass scientists and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Chapter 1 Elastic Properties of Glasses

    I. Introduction

    II. The Nature of Elasticity in Glasses

    III. Measurement of Elastic Constants

    IV. Prediction of Elastic Constants

    V. Empirical Correlations

    VI. The Acoustoelastic Effect

    VII. Phase Separation

    VIII. Anomalous Elastic Properties of Glasses

    IX. Hardness

    X. Microplasticity


    Chapter 2 Fracture Mechanics of Glass

    I. Introduction

    II. Background

    III. Fracture Mechanics Measurement Techniques

    IV. Critical Fracture Toughness of Glass

    V. Application of Fracture Mechanics to Glass Fracture

    VI. Thermal Shock

    VII. Impact and Erosion

    VIII. Summary


    Chapter 3 Inelastic Deformation and Fracture in Oxide, Metallic, and Polymeric Glasses

    I. Introduction

    II. Inelastic Deformation in Glasses

    III. Fracture in Glasses under Monotonie Loading

    IV. Other Aspects of Fracture in Glasses

    Appendix: Plastic Flow Mechanism of Oxide Glasses


    Chapter 4 Techniques of Strengthening Glasses

    I. Introduction

    II. Surface Damage

    III. Avoidance of Surface Damage

    IV. Removal of Surface Damage

    V. Nullification of Surface Damage

    VI. Serviceability of Strengthened Glass


    Chapter 5 Thermal Tempering of Glass

    I. What Is Tempered Glass?

    II. Tempering and Tempered Glass

    III. Physics of the Thermal Tempering Process

    IV. Theories of Tempering

    V. Nonuniform Tempering

    VI. Tempering Practice

    VII. Standards and Measurement Methods


    Chapter 6 Chemical Strengthening of Glass

    I. Introduction

    II. Chemical Strengthening

    III. Strength Measurements

    IV. Practical Aspects

    V. Ion Exchange

    VI. Mechanical and Physical Properties of Chemically Strengthened Glass

    VII. Glass Ceramics

    VIII. Multistep Strengthening Techniques

    IX. Glass Composition—Effect on Strength

    X. Applications


    Materials Index

    Subject Index

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  • No. of pages: 294
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: May 28, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323157285

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