Simple Numerical Model of Laminated Glass Beams

A. Zemanová, J. Zeman, M. Šejnoha

Abstract


This paper presents a simple Finite Element model aimed at efficient simulation of layered glass units. The approach is based on considering the independent kinematics of each layer, tied together via Lagrange multipliers. Validation and verification of the resulting model against independent data demonstrate its accuracy, showing its potential for generalization towards more complex problems. 

Keywords


laminated glass beams; finite element method; Lagrange multipliers

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague